Hi guys! So sorry I haven’t been keeping up to date with my blog! I was travelling for a few days, and then I had to go back to university, which has been completely mad, so I have a feeling it’s going to be a bit harder for me to make regular posts on here. However, I’m really going to try to make at least one post a week, and if I have more time/inspiration I’ll do more. I was thinking of recapping the rest of the jdrama Sprout, but for some reason I can’t find an eng sub version of ep 8. If anyone knows about it, then please let me know so I can watch it!
Because I’m so busy, this will be a really quick post in the thirty day jdrama challenge. I’m on Day 6: favorite song from a jdrama ost. I (yet again) can’t pick one, so here are just some of my favorites! Enjoy!
Ok, so to be completely honest, I’m a little stuck on this one. I have one or two characters in mind, but overwhelmingly I find female third wheels to be annoying, ridiculous creatures who do nothing but dumb down the narrative of the drama. I don’t know why male third wheels are written as depressing heart throbs whereas the girls are portrayed as backstabbing freaks with no conscience, but for some reason, a huge majority of female third wheels are borderline evil psychopaths or completely one dimensional with no personality whatsoever. Look at Sprout, for example. I enjoy the love story, love the third wheel boy (ok, let’s be honest, they’re the OTP), but I friggin hate the third wheel girl. Honestly half the time I watch the drama I’m imagining throwing darts at her forehead, and if I wasn’t so concerned about the screen of my laptop, I might actually be trying to inflict damage to her 2D face.
I HATE her. Not the actress, the character (fanboys please don’t kill me I’m sure she’s lovely in real life). I would be so happy if her character “accidentally fell” (*cough* I didn’t push her I swear *cough*) off a cliff
Therefore, I will write this post with the small amount of female third wheels I like, as well as including a few secondary females who weren’t in awkward love triangles but still deserve appreciation, because they were awesome and lovely, and did not try to destroy any of my favorite OTPs.
So I realize that I have utterly failed at doing this 30 Day Challenge in 30 days, but I don’t really care. It’s still a good exercise to get me to write when I don’t feel like it!
So on Day 2 of this challenge, when I was supposed to do my favorite male lead, I basically did a compilation of every single Japanese male character I’ve ever liked. I realize that was a bit overkill, and not exactly what I was supposed to do. I am therefore going to try to limit myself for this post! Third wheel will literally just mean a male who is in a love triangle, and ends up losing out (but I still shipped and loved him furiously anyways).
So, without further ado… My favorite male third wheels in a Japanese drama! (Like always this is a list, not just one. I have issues picking favorites).
So I realized that I did my last list slightly incorrectly. I was supposed to write my favorite male LEAD not my favorite any type of guy. Whoops. I have a feeling some of the other posts for this challenge will be slightly truncated due to yesterday’s enthusiasm. So for this version (favorite female lead) I’m going to make sure the woman is actually the lead, not some noisy pesky second character. However, like yesterday, I refuse to just pick one (cos I’m a brat, leave me alone). This will be a compilation of my favorite female leads.
So without further ado! My Favorite Female Characters
DOHHH I think I’m going to have to revise my 30 day challenge idea. I can’t pick a favorite. I don’t know why I thought I could. I should have been realistic but instead I was stupid and ignored the fact that I get emotionally attached to teacups, so the idea of picking favorites has me sweating and crying within seconds. Instead I’ve decided I’m going to pick not one favorite but my favorites (the plurality is key) in a category, and then maybe after I write the WHOLE post I’ll pluck up the courage and single out one character *while silently crying and begging forgiveness from the rest of them*.
So without further ado!
Yamamoto Yusuke’s Wataru
mind you his abs don’t HURT this situation at all…
This probably doesn’t surprise anybody. Tumbling is one of my favorite dramas on earth. Yamamoto Yusuke is one of my favorite people on earth. The boy can do no wrong. I have a secret fantasy that him and Daito Shunsuke and I are all flatmates and we get up to loads of delectable hijinks and then he falls in love with me and we get married and have lots of really cute babies (and Shunsuke’s the awkward third wheel/uncle). My love for him has been longstanding, but it was really cemented after watching this show, and seeing this character. I love Wataru who plays the delinquent, mildly idiotic leader of a gang in high school, but when he realizes he needs to take a sports credit in order to graduate, he chooses Tumbling. He falls so hard for the sport that his sincerity and enthusiasm transforms this ragtag group of outcasts into a big family who support each other in their dreams and hardships. Wataru is the heart and soul of the drama, and I honestly wish people like him existed in real life. He goes for what he wants. He believes nothing is more important than his friends. He has the biggest heart on earth, and even though he’s a bit awkward and tough on the outside, he wouldn’t hurt a flea. I love him so much!
Hey guys! So I realized the reason I wasn’t posting as much as I did in the beginning was because I didn’t really have a structure anymore. Normally I’d probably be making reaction posts about the current dramas I’ve been watching. However, I’m still in the midst of my Supernatural marathon atm, and I don’t really feel like posting about how much I fangirl over Jensen Ackles every time he’s on screen. So, I’ve decided to give myself some structure, I’m going to try the thirty day Jdrama challenge, and then if it goes well, maybe afterwards do the 30 day kdrama challenge!