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Kdrama kisses

10 of my favorite Korean drama couples

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Valentine’s day is coming up, so here are my 10 favorite Korean drama couples. (in no particular order)

Hong Nan Hee & Byung Hyung Tae - 9 Ends 2 Outs

If I had to choose my favorite couple of all time, Nan He and Hyung Tae would take the title. These two best friends turned lovers are still making my heart pound whenever I watch 9 Ends 2 Outs. Their knowledge and understanding of one another, as well as their constant need to protect each other was wonderfully portrayed. And Soo Ae’s chemistry with Lee Jung Jin was so on point I wondered if they didn’t date in real life.

Ban Ji Yoon & Yoon Dong Ha - A Witch’s Romance

Noona Romance are not new in kdramas but this one is probably my favorite. It was heartbreaking to watch Ban Ji Yoon fight her feelings for Dong Ha because of their 14-year old gap, but the mature take on the subject made it worth it. Plus, their kiss scenes were just too hot.

Na Bong Sun & Kang Sun Woo - Oh My Ghost

These two are just too cute. Introvert Bong Sun and top chef Sun Woo didn’t look like they were ever going to fall in love but thankfully our ghost Soon Ae helped a little. I particularly love how Sun Woo just can’t resist Na Bong cuteness. 

 Kim Bok Joo & Jung Joon Hyung - Weightlifting Fairy, Kim Bok Joo

A fan favorite and probably the best couple of 2016, Bok Joo and Joon Hyung have brought to light a realistic portrayal of a couple and their relationship. From strangers, to friends, to lovers they’ve showed us how a relation based on respect, communication and trust can work.

Cheon Song Yi & Do Min Joon - You Who Came From The Stars

If these two aren’t the definition of opposites that attracts I don’t know who could be. Using one of my favorite trope, neighbors/cohabitation, Cheon Song Yi and Do Min Joon’ love story was stellar. 

Choi Hee Jin & Kim Bong Do - Queen In Hyun’s Man

Another opposite attracts kind of story, Choi Hee Jin and Kim Bong Do made my heart pound and break and pound again. The idea that love is timeless and that 400 years of distance is not such an issue was one of my favorites out of all the love stories. 

Yoon Myeong Joo & Seo Dae Young - Descendants of the Sun

Set in the military, the obstacle they faced wasn’t just your usual parents disapproval. Seo Dae Young’ struggle to follow orders while trying to keep Yoon Myeong Joo from hurting was heart wrenching. But it’s Yoon Myeong Joo’ stubbornness that made this couple so lovable. This and their beautiful theme song.

Jang Dan Bi & Lee Do - Splash Splash Love

It was only two episodes but these two gave me feelings that some couples haven’t been able to do in 20 episodes. Their love story was short lived but so sweet that it will be remembered for eternity.  

Grim Reaper & Sunny - Goblin

Definitely the couple with the most painful story on this list, Wang Yeo and Sunny made cry like a baby. To be exact, it’s the innocent and slow approach this couple took only to find out the ugly truth that made cry. Like hurting in one life is already awful but can you imagine it being your destiny? Granted their reincarnation did get a happily ever after but it wasn’t the same. 

Go Eun Chan & Choi Han Gyeol - Coffee Prince

I love these two because not only did they do the romance but they also did the bromance. Their love story was really one that transcended genders, which was quite a feature for Korean drama. Han Gyeol struggle to understand his feelings for Eun Chan, followed by his acceptance of the situation gave me so many feelings. 

One thing all these couple have in common is how much they loved each other, they might not have made the best decisions all the time but their love is so big that it blinded me several times. 

On this note, I wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day whether you are in a relationship or single. For those of you who are in relationship, enjoy your time with your significant other. For those you who are single (like me) don’t feel desperate and just enjoy the day with yourself or your friends. Finally for those of you who don’t celebrate/care about Valentine’s Day…have a wonderful tuesday :)

Underrated mythological creatures in YA books

I have always loved mythological creatures, but I think too many YA paranormal books focus on four creatures: vampires, werewolves, angels and fairies. So with the help of my followers (really they did all the work, I just wrote down the books into categories), I have compiled a list of books with underrated mythological creatures. Just to clarify, I haven’t read most of these books.

So if you like:

Mermaids:

  • Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
  • Siren by Tricia Rayburn
  • Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
  • Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
  • Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
  • Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz
  • Ingo by Helen Dunmore
  • Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli
  • Ascension by Kara Dalkey
  • Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
  • Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
  • Wake by Amanda Hocking  
  • The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
  • Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper
  • Tempest Rising by Tracey Deebs
  • Lies Beneath series by Anne Greenwood
  • The Siren by Kiers Cass
  • Daughters of the Sea by Kathryn Lasky

Ghosts:

  • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
  • A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchison (A retelling of Hamlet)
  • Shades of London by Maureen Johnson
  • The Riddles of Epsilon by Christine Morton-Shaw
  • The Hollow by Jessica Verday
  • Shade by Jeri Smith Ready
  • Hereafter by Tara Hudson
  • Ruined by Paula Morris

Necromancers:

  • The Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong
  • Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen (a trilogy) by Garth Nix
  • Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
  • The Johannes Cabal series by Jonathan L. Howard 

Demons:

  • Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
  • Personal Demonsby Lisa Desrochers
  • Demon Lexicon series by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • The Demonata by Darren Shan

Banshee:

  • My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent
  • Sidhe’s Call by Christy G. Thomas 
  • The Banshee Initiate by Kelly Matsuura

Goblins:

  • Runemarks by Joanne Harris
  • The Goblin Wood by Hilari Bell
  • The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle
  • The Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynn Jones

Monsters:

  • The Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey
  • Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link

Dragons:

  • Eon by Alison Goodman
  • The Dragon of Trelian by Michelle Knudsen 
  • Enchanted Forrest series by Patricia C. Wrede
  • Dragonkeeper series by Carole Wilkinson
  • Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn

Centaur: 

  • Deep Secrets by Diana Wynne

Soul Colector:

  • The Collector by Victoria Scott

Water horses:

  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

 Pooka:

  • Other by Karen Kincy
  • War for the Oaks by Emma Bull.

Dracons/draki:

  • Firelightby Sophie Jordan
  • Talon by Julie Kagawa


Unicorns:

  • Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
  • The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle 

Greek mythology:

  • Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
  • Pegasus by Robin McKinley
  • Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

The Devil:

  • Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

Different creatures:

  • Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
  • Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst
  • Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
  • The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
  • Beautiful Decay by Sylvia Lewis
  • The Changelings by Elle Casey
  • The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddel
  • Barnaby Grimes by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddel

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrel by Susanna Clarke

Succubus:

  • Mesmerized by Julia Crane and Talia Jager

Egyptian mythology:

  • The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

Chimaera:

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Djinn:

  • The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

Skin-walkers:

  • The Darkness Rising trilogy by Kelley Armstrong

Trickster gods and demons:

  • Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (A retelling of Beauty and the Beast)

Original mythology:

  • Books of Great Alta series by Jane Yolen

Genies:

  • As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

Selkies:

  • Seven Tears into the Sea by Terri Farley
  • Half Human by Bruce Coville

Reapers:

  • The Madison Avery series by Kim Harrison

Polynesian mythology:

  • Wildefire by Karsten Knight

Nightmare:

  • The Nightmare Affair  by Mindee Arnett
Modern Fantasy Things: Subways
  • subways that run on magic
  • ghosts and vampire conductors
  • goblins at toll booths licking metro cards to see if they have money on them
  • dwarves dug the original tunnels and are always digging new ones
  • elves riding completely still, unaffected by all the bumps and turns
  • hobbits, dwarves, and other smaller beings complaining about the lower railings always filling up first
  • underwater sections for merpeople
  • centaurs letting their friends sit on their backs when it’s crowded
  • rails under seats for gnomes, brownies, etc.
  • pixies and fairies sitting on high railings
  • witches bringing on cauldrons
  • runes/charms scrawled on seats and advertisements
  • florescent crystals and gems are the light
  • a train car possessed by the ghost of a dragon, never late but always smells like something is burning
  • train cars that levitate
  • train cars that arent corporeal

Some of my favorite K-Drama songs from 2016, part two.  listen here

01. Chanyeol & Punch - Stay With Me (Goblin)
02. Davichi - Forgetting You (Scarlet Heart: Ryeo)
03. Yoon Mi Rae - Always (Descendants of the Sun)
04. Basick & INKII - In the Illusion (W - Two Worlds)
05. Gummy - You Are My Everything (Descendants of the Sun)
06. Taeyeon - All With You (Scarlet Heart: Ryeo)
07. Crush - Beautiful (Goblin)
08. Noel - Again (Please Come Back Mister)
09. Sam Kim - Who Are You (Goblin)
10. Im Sun Hee - Will Be Back (Scarlet Heart: Ryeo)
11. Rocoberry - Console Myself (Bring it On, Ghost!)
12. SunBee - Hello (Shopping King Louis)
13. Han Hee Jung - Dreaming (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo)
14. Woo Yerin - Struggling to You (Beautiful Gong Shim)
15. SALTNPAPER - Bye, Autumn (Jealousy Incarnate)
16. Bernard Park - DIRT (Beautiful Mind)
17. Echae En Route - Uneasy Romance (Another Miss Oh)
18. Elsa Kopf - IF (One More Happy Ending)
19. Tearliner (ft. Kim Go Eun) - Attraction (Cheese in the Trap)

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get to know me: [2/5] favorite actresses → Kim So Hyun

“I like my eyes, but they also used to be an insecurity of mine. Rather than giving off a bright vibe, something about them seems sad. They were an insecurity because I thought they were the reason why I was only getting offers for depressing roles.”

Let life be an adventure. Live your life to the fullest, unfettered by fear of the ghosts and goblins of what might occur. Calamity and death happen as well to those who hide from life as to those who squeeze every drop of zest from it.
—  Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Witch Haven Discord Community Special Event TONIGHT (5/5)

Come one and all, lovers of the paranormal, horror enthusiasts, ghouls and goblins of all ages!  

Tonight at 8 PM EST on Witch Haven (my witchcraft Discord Server) @baron-bones will be hosting the first ever POP-UP SPOOK SHOP where we will be sharing spooky tales, haunts and haints experiences, and tales that will make your skin crawl.  

This event is not for the faint of heart or those who get scared easily (just a warning, because I never want to make you all frightened!)

Join our server by clicking here and we will see you at 8 PM.  The event lasts until the wee hours of the morning, so even if you don’t get there at start time, there is sure to still be discussion.  Make sure you have headphones and read over the rules!

Meme about meeting characters

Twitter had a “like this thing and I’ll tell you about a character,” here is a quick and slightly edited list for cross-posting-promotional purposes.

A comprehensive “whose who” with artwork will be posted later this year when the blog launches.

  1. Red Kelp, dryad, has very little magical talent, which is odd for her kind. She struggles with this.
  2. The Purple Paw Thievery, a guild of magical rabbits that constantly steal, are generally beloved. They rarely take anything valuable.
  3. No one quite knows “what” Atticus is and he won’t say. Very limited shape shifting ability, terrible at tech, kinda bad with magic. But Knows Too Much.
  4. Nixxi, sea nymph, is deeply devoted to lost gods of storm & sea. She is piecing together her beliefs in found artifacts and old books.
  5. Dime Store Halloween is one of the most popular bands in the Netherworld. They tend to play smaller venues for more fan interaction.
  6. Lemon Peel, dragon, is constantly scheming to get snacks. It is adorable so this nearly always works. Teams up with PPThievery often
  7. Strawberry, mermaid, is exceptionally powerful magically. She has a bright, summer personality and often makes gifts (wreaths especially)
  8. Magma (everyone calls her Ham), gorgon, is a brilliant engineer – of space tech & business deals. She is immensely powerful & respected
  9. Penny P. Post, vampire, fights to balance shyness and being an extrovert. Small amounts of attention are grand but too much is worrisome
  10. Mister Ghost is a retired adventurer who enjoys farming and sitting on the porch, listening to stories. Doesnt feel the need to say much
  11. Creepy Crepes is a diner run by ghosts. The service is quick, the food is riddled with delicious slime, the milk shakes are cursed
  12. Zelda K. Arcadia, witch, is extremely talented at getting people to share secrets. She is slick and quiet and dangerous.
  13. Harper L. Vandergloom, skeleton, is a librarian in charge of the Lost Book Brigade, adventurers that recover forgotten tomes and scrolls
  14. Hopscotch All-Colors, gnome, is the time traveling postmaster of the Netherworld Post Office. Uses colorful outfits to track timelines
  15. The Potion Maker’s Authority holds regular demonstrations, workshops & chili cookoffs to brew up interest in their craft
  16. The Muenster Lunar Colony Bar & Grill is a gateway to space at large. And the fries are -to-die- for.
  17. Gardot is an underwater town, bigger than Peyroux and not as remote. Known for its musical and magic culture.
  18. Autumn’s Lost Wood is a forest of  perpetual October. It is full of ghosts, carnivorous plants, goblins, ghouls & monsters
  19. Sophie M. Starwater, elemental mage, will get you out of a jam and bring snacks while she does. Cinnamon roll. Owns many axes.
  20. The Queen regularly puts on tournaments so her “secret” (everyone knows) warrior lover will showcase her incredible physical strength
  21. The Netherworld is full of harmless gossip – everyone talks about everyone (unless you ask for your business not to be shared)
  22. Enemies are common but malice is very rare. It is not unusual for mortal foes to dine together occasionally in neutral locations.