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For me, scenes like this are a lot cuter than any kiss. I love KW’s expression, and would practically draw this just for the sake of getting to sketch a different hairstyle, but I love their poses too. Shin is actually giving off a bit of a Cha Dong Joo vibe with his laugh-y leaning, and that’s a good thing.
This episode was full of awkward adorableness, although I do miss some of the side-plots from earlier episodes. Also, I don’t watch kdramas for the skinship, but aren’t Jung Yong Hwa and Park Shin Hee old and mature enough to have graduated to real kisses by now? Or at least realistic pecks? I’ve seen more realistic kisses between barbie dolls!
Back when I studied computer animation we talked a lot about “suspension of disbelief” which is a phrase used to describe the feeling viewers have when they are immersed in what they are watching and feel like it’s real. A good example would be Pixar’s Up. The entire premise is based on an old cartoon man performing the scientifically impossible and flying around in a balloon-powered house. Instead of sitting there disbelieving, I suspend my disbelief and go on a journey with that old man, mourning and laughing alongside him.
When I see one of those fake frozen-lipped “kisses” it completely destroys my suspension of disbelief, and the actors may as well flash neon lights saying “We are just actors! We have no actual feelings for each other and this is all a complete farce!” It pulls me out of the moment so quickly that I would rather just not see any kissing at all. At least in CYHMH they made the first lame kiss worth it by adding all sorts of other elements. Yes, Woo Ri had that lame deer-in-headlights look, but Dong Joo kissed her twice with his hands in his pockets, we got a gorgeous long-shot of them on the stairs, and he then berated her saying it was punishment for lying. The kiss wasn’t even close to the most interesting part of the scene, so it didn’t let me down as much. This isn’t meant as a criticism of YFFM specifically, but of kdramaland in general.
Anyways, I love this show to pieces, but I’m worried that it’s starting to become a bit cliche. I feel like the things that made YFFM fantastic and unique are falling back into the shadows, and I really hope it doesn’t get an episode cut so it has room to breathe and finish well. I think that episode 12 will be the best indicator of whether or not this drama has preserved its heart and soul since it could go in a lot of different directions. On a more shallow level, I really hope we get a duet from our OTP!
I apologize for only doing one image today, but that stupid guitar took forever (not that you can tell by looking at it). Since strings and frets are both basically white, I had to draw all the negative space, which is just a million tiny rectangles (I almost went blind). I need to give my doggy a haircut and I have some dresses I want to sew, so I probably won’t be drawing again until Monday. Have a nice weekend 🙂
Oops, almost forgot my song/video of the day! I don’t have a song, so I’m posting a random Spy Myung Wol MV. SMW doesn’t supply me with many scenes I want to draw, and it suffers from some very clunky directing, but I absolutely love watching it. It’s so wacky that I never have any expectations, and I watch every episode with a smile on my face.