Is SBS Shipping Gong Hyo Jin & So Ji Sub too?

Because what else explains title of the latest The Master’s Sun behind the scenes clip of the rooftop kiss on episode 12?

On the SBS site, it’s titled  [메이킹] 소지섭-공효진, 쉬지 않고 계속 키스만..이러다 사귈 듯 [주군의 태양] which translates to [MAKING] So Ji Sub – Gong Hyo Jin, non stop kisses… at this rate they might date [Master’s Sun] (translation by @gohgomah on Soompi forum). Continue reading

Calling Real Life Shippers: Gong Hyo Jin and So Ji Sub Fan Fiction to Whet Appetites [updated]

[Update: MyWebFoot’s fanfic was such a success that she’s expanded chapters into a full-fledged e-book! That Far Gone will be available on 31st January 2014! Read an except here.)

Master's Sun on set stills I first encountered fan fiction during the height of my fascination with The X-Files and my big fat crush on Fox Mulder. It led me to trawling internet message boards and fan sites, and  fan fiction seemed to me like a strange but wonderful beast borne from slightly unhinged minds.

Some of it was fun, alot of it bad fan-wank.  Nevertheless, the extent of my fandom practice has never strayed far from canon.  So imagine my surprise when I came across this TMS fan fic on Soompi forums that tickled me silly.

Webfoot Prints has been posting a set of fics called That Far Gone. It’s basically a series of snapshots of on-set encounters between So Ji Sub and Gong Hyo Jin while filming The Master’s Sun.  It’s written from SJS’s point of view, and quite cleverly appropriates what is widely acknowledged to be his introverted, gruff voice. Continue reading

The Master’s Sun: Episode 10 BTS and Other Ways to Cope With Only 1 Episode This Week


Thanks to a kind soul who translated a screencap, we know that whoever puts these clips together has a sense of humour (Credit: Soompi)

So because of Chuseok holidays (mid-autumn festival) in the ROK this week there will be only one episode of The Master’s Sun airing on Thursday.

First of all, silver linings: at least we got one! I had thought we’d have to wait until next week to find out what happened to Joong Won so, yay! On the other hand, it is only one episode. So to tide me over, here’s other TMS related stuff I could distract myself with.  Unlike me, you probably have better things to do with your time than look for coping mechanisms. But in case you need it, here they are:

1. The latest behind the scenes video of Episode 10’s restaurant scene [Update: now with English subs!]

You know the one where Joong Won swoops in and calls her ‘baby’? Yeah, so you can imagine it’s a great video for RL shippers. It’s not subbed, but you should be able to read the body language just fine 😉 Continue reading

The Master’s Sun: Episode 11 & 12 thoughts and ramblings

Master's Sun Ep12

[Spoilers to high heavens starting now]

You know, when I asked a last week what Joong Won was willing to sacrifice to be with Gong Shil, I didn’t mean for him to GIVE UP HIS DAMN LIFE!

Joong Won, you are NOT Boong Do!

Was this White Knight stuff really necessary? I took a while to pick up the pieces of my broken heart after that doozy of a cliffhanger. My fangirl heart had been thumping along swimmingly before it got the rug well pulled out under me. Because there was so much good stuff in these two episodes. So much! Continue reading

Ugly Alert: K-actor Photoshoots Gone Wrong

I don’t usually notice celeb photo spreads unless they fall into my lap, like while flipping through magazines in the hair salon.

Ever since I started this blog though, blogs or sites that I follow regularly post them so they fall into my lap all the time.   It’s all mostly harmless and pretty. After all, it’s hard to make these people look less than pretty. But I think it’s considerably easier to make them look like circus monkeys.

This gem I spotted this week accomplishes both, a real feat:

Lee Seung Gi bakes Ceci 2013

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