This image shows the protective suit worn by the plague doctors. It consisted of a heavy overcoat made from fabric which was also waxed, a creepy mask with glass eye openings and a nose which was shaped like a beak to hold straw and scented substances.
hi! Can u give me some cdrama recommendations? Preferably historical and/or fantasy lol thanks
I love you, Anon!
All of these should be easily found with English subs, but if you are having trouble, message me. As you will see, I am fond of a decent amount of romance, and am a fangirl for some actors more than others. Plus, they are all (IMO) good entry points. I put in a MV for each.
To watch if you like beautiful visuals (arguably most beautiful drama I’ve seen, design-wise), high fantasy, heroic quests, brotherly love, something that looks like a Tolkien AU, BAMF heroines, multiple romances, fairy tales.
Not to watch if you don’t like - major wigs and costumes, a certain simplicity that comes from fairy tale frame up, plot holes.
To watch if you like romance novels in period form, killer dudes with long hair who are putty in hands of tiny heroines, married couples in love, evil harem intrigue, defying fate, masks and rose petals.
Not to watch if you don’t like stories that lack political complexity and look like shoujo manga come to life.
To watch if you like something shorter than your usual cdrama, fantasy, romance, people with wings.
Not to watch if you don’t like a strong case of what looks like BDSM fixation on part of the writer, a bit of childishness, and an ending that is polarizing (fair warning - I am in the tiny minority who was OK with it.)
The Glamorous Imperial Concubine/Qing Shi Huang Fei
To watch if you like female centric stories, messed up love stories, evil families, secondary guys who are unhealthy intense but magnetic, a lot of hurt/comfort, arc where heroine goes from disney princess to cynical BAMF.
Not to watch if you don’t like family intrigue, messed up male leads, crazy secondaries.
To watch if you like wuxia, truly jaw-dropping visuals, beautiful deadly people madly in forbidden love (sometimes the whole drama feels like a cinematic swoon), battles. My first cdrama that got me hooked.
Not to watch if you don’t want to skip the first two-three eps (which are awful), are not OK with certain fairy tale logic.
To watch if you are like me and this is your number 1 drama ever. OK, seriously, if you like time travel, moral dilemmas, best hero ever, battles, tragedy, amazing character arcs. SERIOUSLY THE WAY EVERYONE ELSE FEELS ABOUT NIRVANA IN FIRE, I FEEL ABOUT THE MYTH.
Not to watch if you don’t want to be an ugly sobbing wreck. OK, and also if you want romance be number 1 (it’s in there and awesome but secondary) and also I skipped the modern storyline so no idea if it’s good but the period part of the drama is THE BEST THING EVER EVER EVER EVER.
The Young Warriors/Young Warriors of the Yang Clan
Isn’t it strange how to mask our natural smell? Science has told us that we will find someone’s smell attractive if they have different immunities to us, because then the offspring will have a better chance for a better immunity system.
Sek'this tasted the air around him. It wasn’t quite right. Human Sarah didn’t usually secrete these smells.
“Human sarah. Are you feeling alright?”
“Perfectly, thank you. Why do you ask?”
“Your smell. It tastes different. That usually means your body is acting differently to something”
“Oh, I’m just trying a different perfume”
Sek'this was told that the humans had a tendency to mask their natural smells with chemical ones. He didn’t underatand. Their bodies created their own unique smell to attract a viable and suitable mate, according to the study texts he had read.
Why would they do this?
According to human Sarah it wasn’t to NOT attract a mate. In fact, she told him that it would attract better than her natural ‘body odour’
“B.O. Isn’t nice. It smells horrid and sweaty and just… unclean, sometimes”
“But… how do you know if your mate has a viable immunity system?”
“We use chemical injections to force an immunity so we don’t need to worry about that anymore”
“…. your species is a strange one Sarah. Do you use any of your natural abilities anymore?”
“Not really, no”
You look up at your apartment building
and immediately see the loud mouth merc sitting at the top of the
building, feet dangling over the edge. Rolling your eyes, you head
into the building and up the flight of stairs to your apartment
carrying a brown take out bag. You walk inside and grab two beers
from the frig, head straight out the window and up the fire escape.
Reaching the top of the stairs, you hop
onto the roof and see Mr. Deadpool himself.
“Yo, Wade!” You call out as you
come up behind him.
“Hey hot stuff. Fancy meeting you
here.” You can hear the smile underneath his mask.
“Yeah, strange meeting you up here.
Not like I don’t live in this building, dumb ass.”
Wade laughs, patting the spot next to
him. Luckily, you were not afraid of heights, so you take a seat next
to him on the wide ledge.
“I got beers and food,” you pass a
beer to Wade.
“Tell me those are tacos in that
bag.” He reaches for the bag, but you quickly move it out of his
“I’m only giving you five this time,
jerk.” You warn.
“Stop teasing, you’re giving me a
You peer at his crotch, squinting,
“Nothing major about that.”
“Ouch, you hurt me. But it’s true.”
You laugh and hand over the tacos to
“You are too good to me,” He lifts
his mask just under his nose.
“You’re telling me, Wade.” You
tease not paying much attention to the scarred skin that was showing.
It didn’t really faze you much, but you hadn’t seen his whole face
yet. Sipping from your beer, you devour a taco in two bites.
“Damn, you swallow fast!” Wade
exclaims, stuffing a taco in his own mouth.
“Show me your face and I’ll show you
my swallowing skills.” You nod to his mask.
The voices in Wade’s head yell at him
to do it, because it had been awhile since anyone, but himself had
touched his dick.
“Deal.” Is all he says as he pulls
his mask off. You set the taco in your hand down and give Wade’s face
a once over. His scarred skin didn’t really gain a reaction from you,
instead you blink once and shrug.
“Eh, I’ve dated uglier dudes.”
Wade’s brown eyes actually softens as
he set his mask down and takes a sip from his beer, smiling to
“I showed you mine, now show me
yours.” Wade smirks up from his beer.
“Okay.” You swing a leg to straddle
the ledge and face Wade looking deep into his eyes. He wiggles in his
spot turning to face you, waiting for you to make a move. So you open your mouth and move
your head down toward his crotch. And when Wade becomes visibly
excited, you reach down for the taco next to you, stuffing it whole
in your mouth. Quickly you chew and swallow it, beaming with