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anonymous asked:

*pokes head out* I've been following your art for quite a while now and I love how there's always this element of softness/sweetness/brightness/light to it. It's in the characters' expressions and the way they look and move and it's just there in general in all your artwork. I just take one look at your art and go "Ah, there's so much love in these artworks!" Something about your artwork makes me happy when I'm having a bad day no matter how many times I look at it. *rolls shyly back into cave*

*pulls you out of cave and gives you an aggressively tender hug* i love you. you’re too kind to me. i’m crying 

Scarlet Heart Ryeo Episode 15

For all its vulnerability regarding the crown, King Moo’s death was gut-wrenching. I started the episode crying along with his loyal siblings and friend. Watching Ji-mong saying goodbye to his childhood friend was heartbreaking and I wish we would have seen more of their bromance. Cue to the best flashback the show has given us so far.

Well, guys, the shit hit the fan and now everyone is in danger. No-one is safe under Wang Yo’s reign. His first command as King? Executing Wang Eun’s entire family in order to eliminate one of the most powerful clans inside the Palace and put the blame on them for Moo’s death. I don’t expect Yo to last very much in the throne, after all what does he know about government? His entire life has been about accumulating power in order to win the crown, not learning how to wear the crown. Big difference between the two. I am expecting Yo to go all Hamlet on us and start seeing ghost and threats where there’s none. Who will kill him? Wang So? Wook? Methinks there’s a chance Queen Yo will be the one.

Oh, and who was Moo’s real murderer? Wang Wook. Not only that, he is telling Yo how to exactly use Soo in order to bend So to their will and it’s also the one behind the plot against Wang Eun’s grandfather. Has this been his plan for the past two years? The entire thing is so detailed, cold and calculated, it gives me chills to think anyone ever could have put their trust and heart on this man. Worst part of it all, he doesn’t feel the least guilty about it. He thinks he is doing the right thing for him to be finally happy and his family to be protected. This are the worst and best kind of antagonist, the ones who justify their actions with righteousness; because they truly believe that what they are doing is the right thing.

Now, Wook is looking to create friction inside So’s allies: General Park and Astronomer Choi. Good luck with that, buddy. See ya at the funeral.

Through the episode the only time I was in a  “Yay Hae Soo!” mood was when she confronted Wang Yo. She has no respect for him and let him knows it, good. I was happy to see some of her old spunk back and into a more pro-active role today.

The rest of the episode I was fuming at her for not trusting So after all he has done for her and the people he loves. Hasn’t he proved himself to be worthy of trust already? She really should have known better than behaving like this and not giving him a chance to help out Eun and his wife. She was making decisions purely based on what wasn’t actually happening and by doing that, what she was trying to avoid, now I feel it’s going to happen. Also, let me point out that Soo’s final vision was of Eun dying because of an arrow which it’s Yo’s weapon of choice.

But now I am betting everything I have Wang So will be forced to kill Wang Eun in episode 16. Maybe out of mercy since leaving him to Wang Yo would be worst? Maybe Eun will kill himself after his Soon-duk’s death? All I know is this is going to happen and it’s going to be ugly and horrifying. You better make up for this shit, show. You better do something so grand and satisfying it will impossible to hate you.

In stark contrast to Wook’s shady ways and outright lies, Wang So was trusting and honest with Soo. He told her directly about Yo’s order and how he plans to disobey them. Why didn’t she spill the beans right there is beyond me, especially after having a first encounter with a pathological liar. Doesn’t she know how different Wook and So are by now? Doesn’t she have faith in her feelings? In So’s word? Come on! Why are we doing this dance again?

The only one who had her shit together through the episode was Lady Soon-duk. She even metaphorically bitch slapped back some sense into Soo by telling her to trust the man she loves. Grand General Park truly raised her to be awesome, didn’t he?

Wang Eun and Soon-duk’s scenes today were incredibly cute and endearing, and like him I was wishing we could have seen them living like this way earlier. To me their happiness is like a bad omen for what’s coming next. Because if Eun and Soon-duk die in the next episode, Grand General Park is going full force, down and dirty, against Wang Yo. A part of me wishes they can be saved, but another part of me wants to see the Grand General breaking down the Palace’s doors and shred Wang Yo and Wook to pieces for everything they have done.

And why are we putting all the blame on the men about Eun when it was Yeonhwa who sold him out? She goes and tell Yo and Wook so they sent their soldiers to look for Eun and after she tells So who will be too late to help Eun escape but just in time for the worst to happen. Is her plan to use Eun’s death to create a rift between So and Soo?

I swear this woman is the worst. Fine, I give her credit for playing a role in the politics of the show when in those times women were supposed to be marry off and have babies. But she has done nothing but bring misery to everyone around her. Her brother, her mother, her other half-siblings and herself. Joke is on her because now Yo wants nothing to do with her and So has already rejected her. She is worse off now, after everything, than when the show started.

I love that all it took for Wang Jung to recognize his sister in law was one her martial art moves. HA! And it was nice to finally see him choosing sides, too bad he still doesn’t seem to trust Wang So. Look, I get it. They love the same girl, and it doesn’t seem like his under his mother’s influence anymore, but Jung needs to put his feelings aside and start working with So if he wants to at least have a chance of surviving the war that’s coming.

Also, show, why are you refusing to give Wang Baek-ah more screen time? Granted, you gave me my wish and now he is actively working with So but I wanted to see it not being told what he is been up to off screen. Baek-ah is a great source of help for all his brothers (the decent ones) and has not respect nor lost love for Wang Yo. I am guessing that when he realizes that Wook is the one pulling the machiavellian strings, he won’t have kind words for him either.

And what’s up with Woo-hee? Why is she still around and why is she coming back into the palace now? Was the sinister Minister following her? What did Yo propose to her? Marriage? PLEASE NO. I know the rhythm of the show is a slow burn but she couldn’t possibly betray Baek-ah at the eleventh hour, right? Don’t you dare break his heart!

Oh. About Wang Won?