although the more I think about it, the more I hunch over and wince...
hmm... I wonder why... lol
Birdy, I'm watching Rooftop Prince again (cuz I'm soooo crushing on Park Yoo Chun - so cute!!!) and in episode 6 the three Joseon guys are getting yelled at by their superior (modern-day guy) for doing something wrong and he says to them as an insult, "If you guys lived in the Joseon era you'd all just be eunuchs or concubine's sons!"
See, that I could understand-- being a eunuch as a punishment, but for people to say "Hey, take my son make him a eunuch so that he can have a better life"-- one kid in the drama I'm watching was just dropped off by his mom and left. I don't know... do you admire the parent for having the strength to giving up their child for the better(?) or feel sorry for the child being put in that situation? Thank goodness it is not being talked about so much in the drama anymore...... Did you ever finish "Painter of the Wind"?
Jun 18, 2016 23:04:55 GMT -4 bird11 said: being a eunuch as a punishment, but for people to say "Hey, take my son make him a eunuch so that he can have a better life"
Well, I'm not sure about as a punishment... And a eunuch life could be a better life depending on where you're coming from. If you're a slave or a son of a half-starving farming family then after that initial pain (sorry Ajk), being a eunuch could be a real easy life.
Jun 18, 2016 23:04:55 GMT -4 bird11 said: do you admire the parent for having the strength to giving up their child for the better(?) or feel sorry for the child being put in that situation?
I can only speak for myself and I really feel no matter what horrible situation my parents may be in I want to be in it with them. Wealth and luxury would mean nothing to me without my parents. I think all kids feel that way, I really do. So I think parents should never give up their children to "give them a better life."
Jun 18, 2016 23:04:55 GMT -4 bird11 said: Did you ever finish "Painter of the Wind"?
I never did. I got really uncomfortable with the teacher's feelings for his pupil whom he thought was a boy. I don't know, I may try again sometime in the future. Did really enjoy it for the first few episodes though...
If the paper I dug up is correct, then the situation bird is seeing in her show was thankfully not very common. It sounded most of the eunuchs came from the orphans-adopted-by-eunuchs route. But no doubt it did happen and it must have been very wrenching.
Actually we're seeing something similar on the female side right now in Emperor of the Sea. The school Madam Jami is running for all of those young girls, the girls were sent there by their families to grow up to become mistresses to wealthy or powerful men, in the hopes that the girls would end up being able to support their families. I don't know how common that was back then, but it's been very sad to see these little girls being put in that situation.
Just started watching Iron Empress on dramafever out of boredom. I think its because of the negative backlash here that caused me to have low expectations, but so far, its just average at best. I also can't say its writing is strong either . The crazy king's performance is probably my favorite part.
I guess its safe to say that as it goes, it gets worse.
Yeah most of the people here who watched it disliked it. I just sort of found it mediocre, like you're finding it so far. There were some good things about it but too many negatives to like it very much. Was sort of disappointing because with a better storyline and more fidelity to actual history it could have been a really good one.
Very good to know...Queen Insoo is available on one of the drama sites out there and I was going to look into possibly doing it here at some point. But not before I heard some feedback about it. Not so likely to do it now.
I can't believe it, I can't believe it, I can't believe it...
It was a cowardly thing to do but I called out sick today. I just couldn't join humanity today as if it were a normal day. Also, I stayed up till 3 last night, watching the unthinkable happening and crying my eyes out.