my secret love affair

Korean Drama Recommendations/Fangirling:

So! A friend of mine on FB asked me late last night for Korean drama recommendations. She’s never watched kdramas before, so without intending to I just vomited up brief feels, synopses, and titles for her from which to choose. These titles were only the ones that immediately came to mind off the top of my head. Seeing as how I assume some of you adorable follower-humans might enjoy kdramas too, I thought I’d share. Most likely you diehards (pun not intended) out there have already seen these, but here’s some dramas to throw in your face anyway! Since it’s my thing, I’m going to go by genre; so all will have romance as either a main plot line or as a subplot. Brace yourself for the d'awws!


If you’re in the mood for a serious, beautiful, powerhouse of a drama with adult themes (ie adultery but not really…long story), dreams and money, sacrificing your true self for security to forsake happiness, and of COURSE sex and pianos, then you need to watch Secret Love Affair. It is hot and intense and has an open ended interpretation for a finale that will leave you stunned and happy.

I mean, damn, guys…come on just LOOK at this sexiness!

Plus it’s just a damn good drama all around. So watch it.


If you’re looking for something that walks the line between comedy and paranormal, you NEED to see The Master’s Sun. Its heroine is an hilariously adorable girl who can see ghosts, and the hero is a skeptic who, when the female lead touches, makes poltergeists disappear. It’s probably one of the best dramas that incorporates creepy horror with perfect comedy!


If you’re looking for something a bit different, you HAVE to watch Arang and the Magistrate. Same concept as The Master’s Sun, except the female lead is dead and a ghost, the setting is ancient Korea, and there’s gods, goddesses, action, magic, and evil political dudes. Plus the male lead is hilariously apathetic, and the female lead is a badass who kicks ass as a dead girl! It’s funny and dark and heartfelt and will leave you with all of the heart eyes! Plus it has the cutest ending that ever cuted itself.


If you’re looking for something strictly comedy and a bit silly, with moments of seriousness and more cute than you could shake a stick at, you need King of High School. Take an 18 year old high school guy and make him pose as his older brother as a prestigious CEO in a company that a dowdy, 30 year old over-looked heroine works at and you talk about some of the CUTEST comedy you’ve ever witnessed in your freakin’ life!


If you’re looking for something hella melodramatic and intense, go with Secret Love. Heroine is engaged to a guy who gets involved in a hit-and-run that kills a girl, and the heroine takes the fall for her fiance. Turns out the victim was the pregnant girlfriend of the male lead. The drama explores the idea of falling in love with someone, even as you hate them. Suffice to say, IT IS INTENSE, and a bit nuts of a drama, but it will leaving you feeling all of your emotions and then some.


If you want some time travel in your drama diet, go with Queen In Hyun’s Man. Hero is an ancient Korean scholar who finds himself traveling to the future, where he meets the female lead, an aspiring actress who lands the role of the Queen from our hero’s time period. Comedy, cuteness, angst, and adorableness ensues. And smexy kisses. OH MY GOD THE SMEXY KISSES!


Keeping in the same vain as the historical theme, Sungkyunkwan Scandal is adorable and perfect! Set in ancient Korea, in order to protect her family our female lead disguises herself as a boy to get into a university of sorts that only permits men. Cue “male lead finds himself attracted to a boy despite him not being gay” theme and much hilarious ensues. Ignoring the gay panic is a must, but if you can it’s so entertaining and will leave you so damn amused!


And, last but not least, keeping with the gay-panic theme, Coffee Prince. Coffee Prince is probably one of the best kdramas ever, and it’s basically the same premise as Sungkyunkwan Scandal; female lead lands a job in an all-male working environment to support her family. The only real difference is that in Coffee Prince, our heroine opens and closes the drama as a very tom boyish, masculine girl. She’s never subscribed to gender roles, so it makes her character far more interesting. There’s angst and cute and smexy kisses and great characters and everything you could ever want in a drama!

Dreamingsnowflake’s Ultimate Asian Male Lead Ranking

As promised, I have done something I previously thought impossible and put together my favourite Asian Male Leads. However, suprisingly it wasn’t that difficult to pick the TOP10, though the standings are so damn close (except the number one).  All life-ruiners, every single one of them, so proceed with caution, especially if you are single because you just might end up being a spinster once you see this, You can pretty much deduce my favourite Asian female leads and OTPs (plus many others, but these would make the top of the list anyway, though I would have to make at least a TOP30) from them since they are almost identical, except the last one which would be up there if only the actress didn’t act like a 12 year-old to make up for her age. I didn’t include my second lead sydromes because they deserve a post of their own.

These characters own me and they all meet my sky-high expectations and requirements - dreamy, swoonworthy, broad shoulders, eyes that can melt you, men who would die for you,…

1) SEO JUNG HOO (Healer; Ji Chang Wook)

“The things I like: the sound of the camera shutter he makes. his big hands. smiling eyes. and big embraces. Things I hate: anything and everything that keeps me away from the things I like.”  - Chae Young Shin

HEALER-YAAAAAA! No one can ever beat Seo Jung Hoo EVER!

2) HUO QUBING WEI WU JI (Sound of the Desert, Eddie Peng)

It took 3 years before the Chinese censors allowed the adaptation of Da Mo Yao to air after changes to the title and names and during those 3 years Eddie Peng had to take all the hate from fans as not being good enough for HQB and how Huo Ge would have been such a better choice. Fast-foward to 2014-2015 and no one can imagine a more perfect Wei Wu Ji.

3) TAHWAN (Empress Ki, Ji Chang Wook)

THE PUPPY EMPEROR! The man who produced the most adorable baby in Kdramaland. Fascinating, brave, weak, loving, fucked-up,…doomed to be a second male lead by the writers, but the whole kdrama-viewing world fell in love with him, JCW’s inspired performance and his sizzling chemistry with HJW, that Tahwan defied the odds in the real world just like he did in the fictional world - he became the all-powerful Emperor who defeated all his enemies and protected his loved ones and finally won the love of the woman he loved above all else from the moment he met her. Hell, just before the drama premiered the writers published the book where Nyang tells Tahwan in his finally moments she never loved him but in the drama she proclaims her undying love for him - THAT AWESOME WAS HE! I MEAN I WATCHED AND RE-WATCHED 51 FREAKING EPISODES OF SAGEUK!!!

4) HOSHIKAWA TAKANE (From Five to Nine, Yamashita Tomohisa)

After 2 months of gushing over THE MONK WITH WHO WE FELL IN LOVE what can I add more -  GIVE US THAT SPECIAL, FUJI TV, OR THE FANDOM WILL RIOT!

5) DO MIN JOON (My  Love From Another Star, Kim Soo Hyun)

So alone and so perfect. It would be a noona romance if only the male lead wouldn’t be a 400+ years old alien. Kim Soo Hyun slays!

6) KAMIYA NAOKI (Buzzer Beat, Yamashita Tomohisa)

Probaly the most sane, normal, warm and real male lead from the bunch together with No.8.

7) LEE SUN JAE (Secret Love Affair, Yoo Ah In)

I’m a huge sucker for Noona and forbidden romances, so when I get a 20-year-old virgin piano prodigy in love with a 40-year-old married woman it’s Christmas for me.

8) LEE MIN SEOK (High School King, Seo In Guk)

My favourite high schooler! 

9) LEE SOON (Jang Ok Jung, Yoo Ah In)

“Watch carefully! The sky is about to fall on you.” - Lee Soon

And so it did! YAI was born for sageuk! The King and the love of of his life who died for him. JOJ was pure fiction, a delicious historical romance novel. And still the best bed scene in Kdramaland, ironically considering it’s a sageuk.

10) GU JUN PYO (Boys Over Flowers, Lee Min Ho)

For me LMH’s the most raw and the best performance -  I loved him in City Hunter and Faith but there was something special about GJP. For me he is the perfect Domyouji and that is against some strong competition.

Just below the TOP10: Male leads from City Hunter, Faith, Mary Stayed Out All Night, Kurosagi, Liar Game and You’re Beautiful

Gif sources: soosoosoohyun, herdys, elena-chan, shura, ji-chang-wook-for-you, albatrossfeathers, soompi


Torch Songs For Cold Nights: A Spotify Playlist

  1. Nat ‘King’ Cole - “Nature Boy” from Untamed Heart (1993)
  2. Nana Mouskouri - “That’s My Desire” from Beautiful Lies (2010)
  3. Billie Holiday - “Willow Weep For Me” from Eva (1962)
  4. Julie London - “Cry Me a River” from V for Vendetta (2006)
  5. Johnny Hartman - “Easy Living” from The Bridges of Madison County (1995) 
  6. Charles Aznavour - “Emmenez-moi” from C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
  7. Astrud Gilberto - “Once I Loved” from Juno (2007)
  8. Scott Walker - “When Joanna Loved Me” from The Box (2009)
  9. Sarah Vaughan - “Blues Serenade” from The Confessional (1995)
  10. Jackie Paris - “Skylark” from ‘Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris (2009)
  11. Edith Piaf - “La Foule” from My Summer of Love (2004)
  12. Madeleine Peyroux - “Between the Bars” from from Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball (2010)
  13. Chet Baker - “Always Look for the Silver Lining” from L.A. Confidential (1997)
  14. Jo Stafford - “Haunted Heart” from The End of the Affair (1999)
  15. Little Jimmy Scott - “Sycamore Trees” from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
  16. Amália Rodrigues - “Estranha Forma de Vida” from Two Lovers (2008)
  17. Cat Power - “I Found a Reason” from The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
  18. Nina Simone - “Wild is the Wind” from Home (2008)
  19. Frank Sinatra - “One For My Baby (And One More For the Road)” from What Love I (2007) 
  20. Peggy Lee - “Is That All There Is?” from After Hours (1985)

Listen to this Spotify Playlist & more curated by Rotten Tomatoes here

BTS: Rapmon fluff/angst


igotfantasies: Lessons | Relax | 

an-exotic-writer: Up, Down | Again | Home | Perfect Pair | Tomorrow | Open When It’s… | Thank You | Something Different | Distance Is A Bitch But We’ve Got Skype | Run | 

exoticarmy127: His Highness & I | Single Awareness Day |

exobtsimaginationWinter I Putting Music Together I Your Eyes Are Like… I Infection I Growing Up I Snoring Situation I Brain Games | Bad Hair Day (Angst/Fluff) | Through the Silence |

btsfilesBlue Christmas I

thesammtimes: Happy Halloween I Sunset I Simple Phrase I Sleepover I Coffee Break I  Acquaintances ITIFU I

baebsaesthe illusion of forever I everything nice I 25 firsts I radio I magic in meetings I smoke I in the dark I sweet knowledge, forever, and greed I first in forevers I only I gossamer words I darling dear I the drawing of lines I Gossamer Words |

your-miss-right: Good Girls, Bad Girls I Stay Awake I Force of Nature I Hands On I

tayegi: The Boy With the Crayons | Houseplants |

causekpop: Cleaning Day I If We Could. I

modestlydreaming: Intruder? I

park-jimeme:Bridal Style I Cuddly Day I Day Out I Somebody’s Jealous~ I The First Snow I

tramngo99:Ferris Wheel I Hero I

noonatrash:Lost in Translation (Smut/Fluff) | That Thing (Smut/Fluff) |Barriers | Movie Star

keypea: Mickle I Relaxation I Clinquant I TFLN I

whisperedscenarios: Receiving | Keep Us Together (Fluff/Angst)

idolized-scenarios: God of Destruction | Bubbles

alienpikachu: 2 A.M. & Forever | I Warned You | You Could’ve Just Asked |

sxgah: Awake | Mine For The Summer | Something |

jungkxook: Converse (Angst/Fluff)

monbell:  I’ll Never Leave Again | Petals (Fluff/Smut/Angst) | Humanoid |

dotbammie: Moving In

jiminniemouse: Calming Touch

cyphertrip: Seasons

kinkybangtanStop Comparing


igotfantasies: Trust Me | 

exobtsimagination: Don’t Put me On the Back Burners | Knight In Shining Armor | Namjoon Misses You | Don’t Listen to them | Stinging Words | Breakup Blues I Don’t Put me On the Back Burners I Knight In Shining Armor I Namjoon Misses You I Don’t Listen to them I Comforting Namjoon I Breakup Blues I Anxious Outing I Snoring Situation I Stop Waiting Up I  *Trigger Warning* Haru Haru I  A Disheveled Mess I Bad Hair Day (Angst/Fluff) |

baebsaesfair fight I night changes I  sidereal I

your-miss-right: Kiss My Lips I

thehappiesttimeNew Beginnings I Force of Nature

park-jimeme: Always Changing I

tramngo99: Window Seats I

noir0neko: Hate That I Love You I Earned It I Devils Don’t Fly I Wedding Dress I Goodbye, My Love I Dirty Little Secret |

greasytae: Stoplight Affair I

waitinginthedarke: I Didn’t Mean To make You Look Like A Fool I

keypea: Promise I

sxgah: After The Storm

anonymous asked:

This rivals au changed my life is so many ways...I used to have crush on a friend...but after he learned I am obsessed with yoi he started calling me lesbian in most inappropriate of places. I tried not let it bother me to much but when he publicly declared my best friend and I are actually having a secret love affair, I had to protest, and he just went 'oh right I shouldn't argue with a depressed person' now EVERYONE knows. I only survived because of rivals gave me the courage and...Thank you?

I’m so sorry that that happened to you anon! That’s really terrible and I hope the person who hurt you like that is ashamed of themselves. And I’m so glad I was able to help, even in some small way. Stay strong and don’t let awful people get you down! I believe in you

「a tryst isn’t romantic」

{ this is not a fairytale and our love isn’t a story }

Pairing: Akashi Seijurou × Reader
Word Count: 2446 words
Description: Generalized version of the letter prize for vehluhree. Original prompt is much too long to explain but it’s basically this whole thing. I cancelled my angst plans because I’m too tired to write another version of this long fic.

Akashi Seijurou was a man every one wanted. Every female and male was attracted to the man. He exuded power and respect, commanding the presence of every single person in a room. He walked with pride and dignity, an honorable man to be looked up to.

You, on the other hand, was his lover. A lover who had been with him through thick and thin, ever since he was in Rakuzan. Before he became a successful businessman who took over his father’s empire. A lover whom he loved and cherished.

But to the rest of the world, you were invisible.

He placed kisses down the back of your ear to your neck. “You’re so beautiful, ____.” He whispered, hot breath leaving a trail of fire. “I love you very much, you know that right?” You let out a murmur of pleasure with the feel of his lips against your bare skin.

It was the right mood for the two of you. Romantic, passionate. Sweet, slow.

Until his phone rang.

He straightened instantly, and his cold, professional tone was back. “Akashi Seijurou.” There was a pause as he heard the person on the other line speak. “Alright. Alright. I’ll be there in twenty minutes.” He shoved the phone into his pocket with a growl. “I have to go.” He muttered bitterly under his breath, placing one last sweet kiss on your lips. “I’ll see you soon.”

Soon. He said that every time. Soon.

Soon first meant a day or two. Then it became two weeks or more. Then months.

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Because it was decided by fate when I first met you, Teacher. I meet people I don’t know every day while doing quick-delivery. They all have nothing to do with me and I have no interest in them either. But you, Teacher, said that you’d like to hear my performance more. You observed what kind of a kid I am and asked how I was living. You also performed with me. That day my soul was born again..