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I agree on that too!

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It suddenly occurred to me… what if we’re wrong, and it really is just “A League of Nobleman” meaning just one man, in his own league. :joy:

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Last night, I read a Soompi interview with the author of the story that Tencent’s League of Whoever is based on.

Apparently a lot of the “netizens” [first use according to Merriam-Webster: 1984] are all a-goggle [look it up, it’s a lovely English word] at the possibility of Chinese BL being a “thing” again.

The author of the story says basically, “Um, no. League of Whoever is a detective story, like the stories of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Back in the day, government officials were men, and the government officials who conducted criminal investigations were men.”

Depending on which “Asianese” ethnic group is under consideration, it is so typical in some dramas (C-dramas especially) for characters to gender-bend like crazy. I think at one point in . . . Legend of Fu Yao, maybe? . . . Yang Mi disguised herself as a young nobleman of some sort, and nobody noticed. Part of the wuxia fantasy.

If an actor or actress is part of an ethnic group in which males do not grow a beard well, and women are slight of build, and both men and women wear flowing clothes, and both sexes have a tradition of learning some kind of killer martial art, then a particular C-drama, dorama, K-drama, T-drama, lakorn, or other kind of drama may have LOTS of gender-bending, cross-dressing, and whatnot, but people have to get a clue.

If the author of a story says, “I wrote this story, and it’s not what you think,” then as far as I’m concerned, her word is the last word.

Also, as far as I’m concerned, the only legitimate type of story/drama that can claim to be BL is one coming out of the Japanese tradition of manga and more complex graphic novels. That whole thing started in Japan, it’s been going on for a long time; it has very specific features.

I personally get annoyed when netizens squeal with delight at the possibility of some drama being BL . . . when they have no idea what that even means.

All right, then. Grumpy rant over.

EDIT:

BL, Japan’s modern literary and entertainment staple, could be said, in some fashion, to be rooted in the religious traditions of Shintoism.

I’m not a Shinto shrine maiden, nor do I play on a YouTube channel, but seriously, treating BL as if it is simply some kind of modern pornography to facilitate maximum genital stimulation in a minimum amount of time is, IMHO, to COMPLETELY misunderstand Japan, Shintoism, and even, to some extent, human sexual attraction.

But, as has always been the case, those who do not know history and who do not take that history seriously are always going treat it as a joke.

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So, the sequel can be about the two detectives coming forward in time, ending up on a baseball team, and using their skills to win baseball games, arrest ticket scalpers, and open their own Chinese restaurant.


(from Wikipedia: logo for the Chinese Professional Baseball League)

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@my_happy_place, and @entwyfhasbeenfound,

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This looks intriguing! :star_struck:
Title: Forbidden Love
구미호 외전
Gumiho side story
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Drama

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its really good, forbidden love
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Let’s have some fun

Let’s play Family Feud! You CANNOT use my answers. Your answers MUST be different.
et’s have some fun

Let’s play Family Feud! You CANNOT use my answers. Your answers MUST be different. Alright, let’s see who’s going to follow the directions. Hold your finger over the text until the copy tab pops up then paste on your page. Let’s Play FAMILY FEUD!!! Ok, here we go! 🤣

  1. Something people hate to find on their windshields? bird poo
  2. Something a man might buy before going on a date? a meal
  3. Something you cook in a microwave? chicken
  4. An item found in an old man’s wallet? license
  5. Something always in the fridge? leftovers
  6. An item found in grandma’s purse? mints
  7. Sport where you might lose a tooth?
  8. A fruit that isn’t round? banana
  9. Something you eat on Thanksgiving? pumpkin pie
  10. Something you find in a glove box? inspection
  11. Four people who you think that will play along with you? lets wait & see
    12 why do you play these silly things? they are fun
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happy birthday, Bruce Willis. b March 19,1955

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@frustratedwriter,
Thanks for the feedback on Forbidden Love. :slightly_smiling_face:
I’m playing :laughing::rofl: but where is the points board?!:rofl::rofl::rofl:

🙃

I don’t have fb, and have never wanted it, sorry. :upside_down_face:

@frustratedwriter,
It would’ve made it so much more fun! (⁠◠⁠‿⁠・⁠)✧

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:scream::scream::scream: Shocking! A Korean Restaurant!?! :scream::scream::scream:
I hope they follow this lawsuit closely to the end.

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Fun! My answers:

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they didn’t have a points board,

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I see some of my answers are duplicates, I hate the buzzer, lol

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Sure, why not? Here I go…

  • Something people hate to find on their windshields? Name cards
  • Something a man might buy before going on a date? Breath freshener
  • Something you cook in a microwave? Cupcake
  • An item found in an old man’s wallet? Late wife’s pic
  • Something always in the fridge? Almond milk
  • An item found in grandma’s purse? Good health charm
  • Sport where you might lose a tooth? Thai boxing
  • A fruit that isn’t round? Soursop
  • Something you eat on Thanksgiving? Cranberry-Anything
  • Something you find in a glove box? Sanitizer
  • Four people who you think will play along with you? There you go, four now. :wink: More to come? :pray:
  • Why do you play these silly things? 내가 당신을 사랑하기 때문에 / 因为我爱你
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I love watching sunrise and sunset at the beach, even in the late winter early spring. It is so beautiful and peaceful.

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  1. Something people hate to find on their windshields? Fines/ticket
  2. Something a man might buy before going on a date? Flowers
  3. Something you cook in a microwave? Heating leftovers
  4. An item found in an old man’s wallet? ID
  5. Something always in the fridge? Milk
  6. An item found in grandma’s purse? Hanky
  7. Sport where you might lose a tooth? Boxing
  8. A fruit that isn’t round? Strawberry
  9. Something you eat on Thanksgiving? Turkey
  10. Something you find in a glove box? Car registration
  11. Four people who you think that will play along with you? Viki-People :wink:
  12. why do you play these silly things? Why not? It’s funny!
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@simi11 ,
:rofl::rofl::rofl: you got that buzzer a lot!:rofl::rofl::rofl:

Fun Game! 😀

@lutra, @mirjam_465, @weavingadream, @ninjas_with_onions, @ilikedeadclowns

And anyone reading this :wink::laughing::rofl:

Family Feud Game! at the cafe, honor system in place! There’s an obvious buzzer, and an imaginary points board. Let’s play! :grinning:
Bold your answers. Reply to link below.
Segue Cafe - meet up with friends to chat about whatever strikes your fancy - #4288 by frustratedwriter

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[quote=“frustratedwriter, post:4288, topic:39341”]
Let’s Play FAMILY FEUD!!! Ok, here we go! 🤣

  1. Something people hate to find on their windshields? buggs
  2. Something a man might buy before going on a date? a coffee
  3. Something you cook in a microwave? Milk
  4. An item found in an old man’s wallet? Fotos
  5. Something always in the fridge? Butter
  6. An item found in grandma’s purse? Recites
  7. Sport where you might lose a tooth? Rugby
  8. A fruit that isn’t round? Pineapple
  9. Something you eat on Thanksgiving? Don’t know
  10. Something you find in a glove box? Tape
  11. Four people who you think that will play along with you? lets wait & see
    12 why do you play these silly things? Don’t know :wink:
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  1. Something people hate to find on their windshields? Furniture
  2. Something a man might buy before going on a date? Cologne
  3. Something you cook in a microwave? Instant noodles
  4. An item found in an old man’s wallet? Candy
  5. Something always in the fridge? Ice
  6. An item found in grandma’s purse? Comb
  7. Sport where you might lose a tooth? Skiing
  8. A fruit that isn’t round? Dates
  9. Something you eat on Thanksgiving? Green beans
  10. Something you find in a glove box? Vehicle manual
  11. Four people who you think that will play along with you? No idea
  12. Why do you play these silly things? Tagged
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Something people hate to find on their windshields? - Dirt
Something a man might buy before going on a date? - breath mints
Something you cook in a microwave? - soup
An item found in an old man’s wallet? - a photo 
Something always in the fridge? - the things you forget to eat
An item found in grandma’s purse? - small cash
Sport where you might lose a tooth? - karate
A fruit that isn’t round? - Star fruit
Something you eat on Thanksgiving? - regular food
Something you find in a glove box? - mix tapes
Four people who you think that will play along with you? - the cool people
Why do you play these silly things? - to put a smile on leerla's face
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