Chicago Typewriter – it started out slow and I was *thisclose* to dropping it around ep 5 because I didn’t care about the modern timeline dynamics, but ep 6 was good and then it just got better and better until the ending crushed my heart in all the best ways.
Man to Man– a fun, idle binge! Even though I wasn’t super invested, I loved every moment Park Sung Woong was on my screen (he can do no wrong!). I preferred the goofier side of the drama than the srs bzns spy stuff, but the action scenes were pretty slick and I liked the production values. I don’t regret wasting my time on this show although I will probably forget it ever existed.
Super Family 2017
The Best Hit
I purposefully didn’t start many dramas this month knowing that I wouldn’t have time for them. I’m waiting for Lookout, Circle, Secret Forest, and FightMy Way to end so I can binge at my leisure (and no one had better spoil me on Circle until I do because that’s the one I’m most looking forward to – I’ve worked incredibly hard to avoid spoilers so far and you don’t want to make me cry, do you? Do you?)
Oh and I also plan to look into Woman of Dignity but my hopes are sub-basement level and I’m only doing it for my love of Kim Sun Ah.
Upcoming dramas of interest:
School 2017– I never watched the 2015 version but I really enjoyed the 2013 version (all my beloved students with their various problems, and the reunion of the Baby-faced duo Jang Na Ra and Daniel Choi). Although, based on this writer, I have a feeling there will be loads more humor than tears.
Strongest Deliveryman – I know nothing about this except it has Go Kyung Pyo in his first leading role, so of course it has my attention.
Reunited Worlds – “A love story between an 18-year-old man and 31-year-old woman, born in the same year and were childhood friends.” Well, this is certainly a new take on the noona romance. The writer is dependably okay and I like the cast even though no one particularly excites. I’m curious but not to the point where I’ll make a point to clear my schedule for the premiere.
Save Me – I love OCN thrillers (esp. in the Sat/Sun timeslot) as much as anyone, maybe even more than most, but… but… Taecyeon. I dunno if I can last a whole drama with him as the lead.
Man Who Dies To Live –the plot is vague but the cast is decent. There’s potential here but I’m gonna need more info.
Manhole – “Bong Pil and his five friends travel between the past and present through a manhole in order to stop a wedding scheduled a week later.” Starring Jaejoong and UEE and Baro. Heck, let’s get all the idol and ex-idol actors and make it a thing. From the writer of TEN and TEN 2 so it shouldn’t be quite as ridiculous as it sounds (but it better be just a little bit ridiculous. Just a little).
Hospital Ship– the plot makes me think of a gender flipped version of my beloved Matsuda Shota’s A Clinic on the Sea, so I’m tentatively willing to give it a chance if it promises me a quirky mix of characters.
Mojito – the plot sounds like a standard chaebol-candy rom-com buuuuuuuuuut Sung Joon and Baek Sung Hyun reunited? Yes, please!
Live – Noh Hee Kyung’s newest offering that potentially could star Lee Kwang Soo in a role that I’m hoping reflects more than just his comedic abilities. There’s no airdate set (some time next year, probably) and only a vague plot but MY BODY IS READY.
As always, any drama not listed means I have nothing new to add since the last mention and/or it’s not something I care about enough to add to the list.
The last of our Youth Tonic original artworks ‘Street Punk’ is now LIVE, wrapping up our forecast original Prints & Graphics for S/S 18. We love this 80s vibe pack, inspired by club culture and underground rebels. #print #graphics #80s #punk #clubculture #rebel #lo-fi #underground #fashion #youth #womenswear
BUT WHAT IF, IN THE PLACE OF ‘DRAW PHIL NAKED,’ PHANS SEND IN ART OF CRAZY WEATHER (I.E. KITTEN STORM, WAFFLE HURRICANE, ETC) AND PHIL GETS TO GIVE THE FORECAST AND LIVE OUT HIS CHILDHOOD WEATHERMAN DREAM.
1. GOES-R helps you know what the weather is going to be
Perhaps you turn on the TV or radio, or check your favorite weather website or smartphone weather app to get the latest forecast. No matter the platform of your weather forecast, the data and information for those forecasts come from NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS).
Weather satellites, like the GOES satellites, are the backbone of NWS forecasts. GOES-R will be more advanced than any other weather satellite of its kind and could make the answer to the question “What’s the weather going to be?” more detailed and accurate both in the near term and further out into the future.
2. GOES-R will get better data faster than ever before
Do you live in an inland state, a state with a coastline or a state with a mountain range? Great, that’s all of you! Data from the GOES-R satellite will be a game changer for forecasters in your area.
Here’s why: satellites are fitted with instruments that observe weather and collect measurements. The primary instrument on the new GOES-R satellite will collect three times more data and provide four times better resolution and more than five times faster coverage than current satellites! This means the satellite can scan Earth’s Western Hemisphere every five minutes and as often as every 30 seconds in areas where severe weather forms, as compared to approximately every 30 minutes with the current GOES satellites. Pretty cool, right?
3. GOES-R is a real life-saver
This expedited data means that forecasts will be timelier, with more “real-time” information in them, allowing NWS to make those warnings and alerts that much faster, thereby potentially saving lives.
And a faster forecast is a big deal for our economy. Commercial shipping and aviation are just two examples of industries that rely on up-to-date weather data for critical decisions about how to route ships and safely divert planes around storms.
4. GOES-R helps keep the electricity flowing
We all depend on a power grid for virtually every aspect of modern life. But power grids are vulnerable to bursts of energy from the sun that can affect us on Earth.
Luckily, GOES-R will be sitting over 22,000 miles above us, and in addition to measuring weather on Earth, it will monitor incoming space weather.
5. GOES-R is truly revolutionary
How different will GOES-R be? Imagine going from your classic black and white TV to a new high definition one. It will enable NOAA to gather data using three times more channels, four times the resolution, five times faster than the current GOES satellites.
This faster, more accurate data means better observations of developing storms and other severe weather.
6. GOES-R will be a continuing a legacy
GOES-R may be the first of its kind, but it is the heir to a rich tradition of geostationary earth observation.
In fact, NOAA has continuously operated a GOES satellite for over 40 years. Since 1975, GOES satellites have taken well over 3 million images!
The GOES-R satellite is scheduled to launch Saturday, Nov. 19 at 5:42 p.m. EST aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Liftoff will occur from our Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The rain had caught Noora by surprise. She had decided to walk home from William’s place, to clear her mind after yet another fight. She should have really checked for rain forecasts, after living in Norway most of her life she should have learned that by now. She’d been wandering around pretty aimlessly, only vaguely heading in the direction of kollektivet. When the rain started pouring down it was late enough that it would be hard to catch a tram, and she found herself in the vicinity of Eva’s house
– her feet often carried her there, but she wasn’t about to admit that to anyone
– so she decided to go there, knowing Eva would let her wait out the downpour inside.
She was still almost entirely soaked through when she knocked on Eva’s window. It took Eva a while to respond, she’d been in bed
– it might be later than Noora thought
– but she got and opened the window. Noora climbed inside, relieved at being out of the rain. Eva was only wearing Jonas’s shirt and Noora was torn between trying not to stare at Eva’s exposed legs and ignoring the weird feeling in her gut at seeing Eva in Jonas’ shirt. That feeling only got intensified when she spotted Jonas, asleep in Eva’s bed.
Eva was taking in her shaking from, looking puzzled.
“What happened? Do you want some dry clothes?”
Noora ignored the first question. “Yes, please.”
Eva dug up a pair of sweats and a shirt from her closet and handed them to Noora, before ushering her to the bathroom. Noora went inside and quickly rid herself of her wet clothes, hanging them over the edge of the bathtub to dry. She made her way back to Eva’s room. Eva was sitting on the bed, looking at her phone. Noora closed the door, a lot harder than she intended to. Jonas started stirring at the sound.
“Oh, sorry.” Noora whispered.
“I can’t believe that woke him up,” Eva said. “It’s amazing what he can sleep through.”
“What’s going on?” Jonas asked, sitting up and sounding a little sleep-drunk.
“Noora’s here.” Eva said.
“What?” Jonas sounded confused. “Fuck, what time is it?”
Jonas dug up his phone and looked at the time.
“Shit.” He exclaimed. “I was supposed to go home.”
“Well, it’s raining like crazy outside.” Noora said.
Jonas was swiping at his phone and then groaned.
“It’s not gonna stop raining anytime soon. Looks like we’ll be stuck here for a while.” He said.
“Just text your mom, tell her you’re staying over.” Eva told him.
Jonas nodded and started swiping at his phone again.
“I’ll just wait it out for a bit and then head home.” Noora said.
“Don’t be silly,” Eva laughed. “You can stay over.”
“Alright, I’ll go sleep on the couch or something.”
Jonas frowned at her. “You look like you’re freezing.”
Noora could hardly deny it when she was shaking on her feet.
“Come on,” Eva said, “just get in.”
She pulled back her covers and weirdly made space in between her and Jonas. Noora wasn’t quite sure if she was dreaming or having some kind of hypothermia induced hallucinations. She slowly made her way over to the bed and crawled onto it. Eva promptly pulled the covers over all of them. Noora laid herself down and Eva immediately wrapped herself around Noora, holding her pretty tightly. Jonas looked a bit apprehensive and seemed about to turn away from Noora and go to sleep, when Eva let out a small grunt of displeasure. Jonas turned to face the both of them and scooted closer. He didn’t get as close as Eva but he was close enough so he could put his hand onto Eva’s arm and caress it gently. Eva hummed in satisfaction. Noora wasn’t quite sure how she ended up in this position. Both Eva and Jonas fell asleep pretty quickly. Noora lay awake for a while but as Eva’s body warmed up her own, her nerves seemed to vanish too. And then, with Eva’s heartbeat beating a steady slow rhythm behind her, and matching her breaths to Jonas’ warm exhales, which she could feel on her face, Noora fell into a peaceful sleep.
Why do you think Garnet got so obsessed with Meat Beat Mania in 'Arcade Mania'?
I’ve talked a bit about this before, which you can read here, but basically she wasn’t obsessed with Meat Beat Mania. It had nothing to do with the game specifically, but rather the nature of a rhythm game is that it could theoretically go on forever since its just a series of prompts and only ends when you miss one. The idea is you’ll eventually miss one because its going so fast - not a problem if you have future vision.
Garnet’s future vision was activated and the game essentially hypnotized her. Each prompt in the game created two different future branches - one where she got it right and continued, one where she got it wrong and lost. We saw roughly how future vision worked in “Winter Forecast”, you live the future you’re looking at until you go back. Each prompt creates two possible future and the prompts happen quickly and in rapid succession - after a few seconds of playing there’s already 20 possible futures created (this isn’t even taking into account any other futures her playing the game could caused outside of the win/lose prompts). She essentially got lost in a mental labyrinth of future paths. It only ended because Steven destroyed the machine, removing all the possible futures that spun off the last prompt.
imo “Arcade Mania” is about Garnet’s future vision run amok, not video game addiction.