Yesterday on tv. The great Jonas Kaufman in the Met procuction of Faust. What a performance!
hamlet is much funnier if you only read the margins and not the actual dialogue
#one ham two ham dead ham blue ham
My small moments of triumph are when I can parse a sentence. It is usually very short and involves lots of proper nouns.
On episode 9. Am especially impressed with Jang Hyuk’s acting tonight; he’s phenomenally nuanced and brings out all the layers in his angry, calculating character. Also the Right State Minister is creepy as all hell.
I am really enjoying what they’re doing with Jo Mal-saeng; from the typecast amoral heavy he’s become a complicated man with a moral code that both is and is not what the audience is primed to sympathize with. The right loyalty for the wrong reasons, perhaps; and in this a foil for Jeon Ki-jun, who has the right loyalty for the wrong reasons, or the wrong loyalty for the right reasons, depending on which way you hold the mirror. And he makes you ask, how much do we-the-audience instinctively rate loyalty, in its own right, as a virtue — and how much should we then value that virtue when we are presented with a less sympathetic realization in Jeon Ki-jun?
ETA: and just when we start to actually like Jo Mal-saeng we get the scene with Ga Ri-on. Ah my god.
In conclusion this drama is the bestest even when it doesn’t have enough women the end
Yeah, I might have watched a movie and gotten kind of mad.
This is seriously a trope I’d love to never see again though.
Oh look, it’s the Matrix. And the Lego movie. And Edge of Tomorrow. And so many others.
I am watching ep 6 of tree with deep roots and an ad came on for the Hampton Inn and to my everlasting horror I recognized the hotel chain just from the establishing shot of the breakfast buffet.
my life has become officially ridiculous
(In other news, Mu Hyeol is the most long sufferingest master swordsman ever. If there were an acting award for eye twitches he would be a shoo in.)ETA: can has more flashbacks and women yessssss ETA2: OMFG YOU GUYS THIS IS THE BEST DRAMA EVARRRRRR IT IS SO GOOD skfjsdkfh
bury me am ded of awesome also exhaustion but you know
eta3: FFFFF HANGEUL sjdhbfgf GUYS THEY MADE A CLIFFHANGER OUT OF HANGEUL
I have changed my icon to better represent my station in life.
(Image credit cryptidcreations at deviantart.)
Also @larklet’s recent post reminded me that I just heard Zdenko Fibich’s string quartet on the radio, and since my heretofore only association with him is the faeries’ air and death waltz, I was amazed at how good it was.
SSH I’M NOT THERE YET but I am noting every window screen with interest. So far they are not a dominant element of the cinematography but we will see!
I’ve seen the first five episodes so far, and I have to say, I am totally on board with this drama, it is amazing and I’ve gone into it purposely as little spoiled as possible, but there’s still a part of me that wishes that it was entirely about Song Joong-Ki’s Sejong and Baek Yoon-Sik’s Taejong’s power struggles because they are electric on screen together and the writing for them is so good. Amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever been sorry before to have the adult cast arrive. I would put up with kid Ddol-bok for an entire hundred episode sageuk if I got to watch Song Joong-Ki and Baek Yoon-Sik being lethally fraught and ambiguously familial at each other the whole time.
This drama is absolutely amazing, but there aren’t enough women. I kind of expected this (it’s one reason I put off watching it) and it’s really too bad.
I’m really enjoying meeting the scholars, it keeps giving me flashbacks to SKKS, but then there’s the stupid history thing that tells me how they are all going to die :(
I’m gonna depress the hell out of all of you. ready? ok go
so, that “stop devaluing feminized work post”
nice idea and all
but the thing is, as soon as a decent number of women enter any field, it becomes “feminized,” and it becomes devalued.
as women enter a field in greater number, people become less willing to pay for it, the respect for it drops, and it’s seen as less of a big deal. it’s not about the job- it’s about the number of women in the job.
observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field. so has happened with scores of other areas; nursing comes to mind
so the thing is, it’s not the work or the job that has to be uplifted and seen as more respectable. it will never work out, until people start seeing women as respectable
but there’s a doozy and who the fuck knows if it’s ever happening in my life time
"observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field."
Personal anecdote time! I’m in a biology graduate program. An acquaintance wanted to introduce some guy to me because his son was thinking about becoming an undergrad science major. When he found out I was in the biology department, he grinned and said, “Well, I guess that’s kind of related to science.”
I gave him what I hope was an icy look and said, “Isn’t it strange how men outside the field started saying that right around the time biology majors shifted from mostly male to mostly female?”
The guy got this look on his face like he was about to play the “just a joke” card, and then an older woman who had been standing nearby, talking to someone else, turned to me and said, “The same thing happened with real estate.” She went on to explain that, over the course of the career, the male-to-female ratio among real estate agents had dropped, and the pay and “prestige factor” of that job dropped along with it.
It’s also interesting to look at fields where the reverse pattern happens, such as computer programming. Computer programming used to be a female-dominated field, but, in order to raise the prestige of the field, new entry tests and hiring practices were instituted to discourage the hiring of women. Because, naturally, there’s no way a field can be dominated by women and prestigious at the same time (reference: Researcher reveals how “Computer Geeks” replaced “Computer Girls”).
I’ve argued this exact thing before! Biology was NEVER considered a soft science before women entered. And medicine is now losing prestige too because women are becoming doctors instead of staying in lower positions. Suddenly these mentally rigorous fields based on insight and analysis are “just memorization” or some other bullshit about how they’re not REALLY using “intelligence.”
Holy wow you guys, Tree with Deep Roots is amazing and wonderful and extremely well made
That is all
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