License To Fangirl


This is to certify that Mary of Kdrama Laws has been authorized to extol Song Jae Rim‘s virtues, real or otherwise, via squeecaps at The Problematic of The Unproblematic.

Said squeecaps must consist of rational attempts to discuss episodes of the crazy show Nail Shop Paris, alias WTFParis, before giving up and resorting into 4000-word odes to Song Jae Rim and his perfection.

This document may also be used by Mary to justify any and all activities related to the appreciation of Song Jae Rim.


song jae rim seal of approval

Song Jae Rim on Marie Claire

Mo Reasons To Celebrate A Liebster

If you’ve been following me on twitter you’ll notice that I have, after almost 10 years of kdrama-watching, FINALLY found my one true love:

Ladies and Gentlemen: Song Jae Rim... (is mine)

Ladies and Gentlemen: Song Jae Rim… is mine. (You can have the pants, though.)

Coinciding with this happy event is beebgee and Admin A giving Kdrama Laws a Liebster award!

Since I’m new to this Be Completely Crazy About An Oppa thing, I wanted to go all out for once.

Ergo, all questions posed via Liebster Award shall be answered in relation to Mo Il Hwa/Song Jae Rim. And anything that does not apply shall be ignored. *lalala I can’t hear you*

First up, beebgees’s questions:

When you’re not listening to Korean music, which genres from which countries do you like?

When I’m not listening to Korean music, I’m looking at Song Jae Rim gifs on tumblr. (Pre-SongJaeRim Era, I only like a song if it plays in a kdrama and I associate said song with the show. So I never did develop a wide taste in music. How boring, right?)

If you could create any boy-/girl/coed-group  you like, who would you choose for it and what kind of music would they produce? You can choose ANYONE.

The Shanghai Club Band

  • Ok Ryeon (vocals)
  • Soso (manager)
  • Mo Il Hwa, Jae Hwa, Jung Tae (dancers)

Their band concept is “Brawling In A Bar“. Where the vocalist sings a solemn song while chaos ensues all around her and the band’s dancers beat up anyone who tries to disturb the performance.

Weird twisty elbows of power!!! From omokhj blog.

Weird twisty elbows of power!!! From omokhj blog.

You have to choose one K-Drama to introduce one of your friends who has never seen one to Kdrama-Land. Which one would you choose?

Nail Shop Paris – everyone else would suck so much, my friends will think that Song Jae Rim is IT. Which he is. I was just trying to emphasize the point… (prepare to be slayed with the cuteness)

What is your favorite OST?
At the moment, I have this video on loop. So, this:

Imagine having to listen to the same three songs for the rest of your life…which ones would you choose?
T___T Such a difficult question. How about I list what I DON’T want to listen to? Because I found this song and it was so sad.

What is the best non-Asian series you have ever seen?
Song Jae Rim is Asian. IGNORED. :P

If you had to stop writing for whatever reason- how would you continue to express your thoughts: Using audio podcasts or videos?


I would do silly videos reenacting all of Mo’s cool scenes from Age of Feeling until my (foolish) videos go viral and catapult Song Jae Rim to greater fame. Then his manager will invite me to guest with Song Jae Rim in Running Man, where I will make all sorts of excuses to manhandle him. For the sake of variety.

When did you start writing a blog and why?

I’ve been blogging aimlessly in different platforms since 2005, but Kdrama Laws was started 2 years ago. I used to think What am I doing? I’m not an expert at Korean culture! Why am I blogging?  But now, I think I know why. I was supposed to keep blogging so I could meet these wonderful squeecappers who will, in turn, introduce me to Mo My Il Hwa.

What was the most shocking scandal in 2013 in your opinion?

That the Two Weeks assassin didn’t slay all women in one look. I mean, look at him.

I died.

I died.

What is your funniest memory of Asian/Korean Entertainment?

Watching this video and giggling at the Japanese dubs. I got so used to subtitles that I find dubbed videos jarring now.

Next, from topofthekpops:

What kpop group would you most like to be classmates with in real life?
2NE1, because then I’d be able to ask them to explain this video:

(I hated Song Jae Rim in this. Yes, I am not completely blind as to like abusive boyfriends. Yet.)

Which kdrama character would you most like to be?

Soso! Because right now, she’s the one with CHANCE! on My Il Hwa:

Stop killing me writer-nim and pay Song Jae Rim's wages!

Stop killing me writer-nim! (And pay Song Jae Rim’s wages!)

Who is your absolute ultimate bias?

Well, I know it’s not obvious since I’m kinda shy and all, but there’s this guy called SJR who I’ve started to like a lot. Do you know him?

Song Jae Rim being cute (c) Official SJL FB page

Song Jae Rim being cute (c) Official SJL FB page

If you could ask any person in k-entertainment one question, who and what would you ask?

Song Jae Rim.

Will you marry me?

Our wedding pic. (I died from happiness.)

Our wedding pic. (I’m not in it because I died from happiness.)

Which kpop star/korean actor that is usually regarded as super attractive do you not find attractive?

Kim Hyun Joong. I used to like him best in BOF but now I don’t even see my Jihoo anymore because, THIS:

More Il Hwa

More Il Hwa

Which kpop star/korean actor that’s normally not regarded as attractive do you find attractive?

Everyone kept saying that Song Jae Rim was “eew” in Nail Shop Paris, but I BEG TO DISAGREE.

Nail Shop Paris. K. Very K.

Nail Shop Paris. K. Very K.

Which is your favorite out of these three dramas and why?: ‘Rooftop Prince’, ‘Dream High’ and ‘Secret Garden’.
No Song Jae Rim. IGNORED. :P

What is the country you’d most like to visit, excluding Korea?

Who is the one person, celebrity or not, that you look up to the most?

Recently? Song Jae Rim is the celebrity I look up the most.

Oh. You meant look up to… Haha. Sawry! Here, have a kitty pic:

All your ovaries are mine.

All your ovaries are mine.

If you could take one characteristic from each member of your favorite kpop group, what would you take?

I only need one KPop Superpower:

The ability to pay for Song Jae Rim to star in my own MV.

Thank you beebgee and Admin A!

Thank you for the nominations!

And thank you so much for playing along (though I might have forgotten to tell you of my devious plan to make everything about Song Jae Rim). Hehehe

Still, I hope you had fun reading the answers. Have a nice day!

Evil. Xenophilic. Obsession.

I have a younger sister. A dongsaeng by birth.

And if you’re an Unni like me, you know that dongsaengs are biologically hardwired to idolize us and take our opinion as fact.

For example:

When I say We do not like Yoochun. We are Team Geol-oh, my dongsaeng will boo at Gat Kisses and squee at Crazy Horse.

When I say Yoochun has improved. You are allowed to like him now, she will nod and admit that he was cute in SKKS too. (Just not as much as Geol-oh.)

Had I been a sadistic older sister, I could’ve ordered, “Watch Fashion King!” and she would dive in and marathon that sucker, final exams be damned.

Such is the power of being an Unni.

But lately, when I call her up to ask about Alien Kisses and Stuffed Giraffes, she would give vague excuses about term papers and lab work. Last week, it was a consultation with the thesis adviser. The other day, she was buying groceries with our mom.

I ask her why she hasn’t watched the latest episode yet, and she would say something about “intermittent internet connection”. So I send money in case our mom forgot to pay the bills again.

I want to ask her “What’s wrong? Don’t you like kdramas anymore?” but Unnis don’t do that. That would make it seem like we value our dongsaeng’s opinion. Which WE DO NOT.

We are the Unni. Our word is law.

Ask your dongsaengs once, and they will start to think that their opinions matter. And before you know it, they’ll be saying unforgivable things like “Mo is ugly”.

So I didn’t ask her.

But she said it anyway.

“Mo is ugly.”

Inspiring Generation Ep9 - Mo

THIS is ugly?! WTF is wrong with you?!

And that was when I knew.

Why she suddenly joined Twitter. Why she’s saving her allowance to purchase stuff from Nature Republic… Why she no longer has patience for 16-episode kdramas.

My sister taking pictures with a standee. A standee for chrissakes!

My sister (edited out) taking pictures with a standee. If anyone knows the identity of this boy, kindly contact me at @kdramalaws.

There was an idol.

It’s always an idol.

Et tu, Sis?

Weirdness Protection Program

An act allowing weird characters to find acceptance and peace after having suffered discrimination or loneliness for a long time.

Section 1. Definition of weird
Weird persons are those who have superhuman abilities, double lives, or different origins such as, but not limited to:

(a) Being a member of another species.

(b) Getting the urge, occasionally, to eat human liver.

(c) Having superpowers.

I Hear Your Voice episode 8

I Hear Your Voice episode 8

(d) Possessing secret identities.

Section 2. Admission to the program
Leads who fall under the definition of weird are eligible for the program, provided they comply with one or more of the ff:

(a) They have suffered discrimination from society and/or family members.
(b) They have long wandered our world, giving up on finding someone who understands.
(c) They have tried their damnedest to tamp down their murderous tendencies.
(d) They have used their weirdness for good.

Section 3. Rights and benefits
Weird leads who qualify for the program shall have the following rights and benefits:

(a) Access to warm, accepting people who admire them for being special.

(b) Access to people who will take their side and love them as is.

Arang and The (Hot) Magistrate. Oops. That sounded wrong...

Arang and The (Hot) Magistrate. Oops. That sounded wrong…

The aforementioned benefits shall be granted on top of all basic OTP rights as mandated by existing Kdrama Laws, when applicable, such as: Poverty Alleviation Act and Stay of Execution Law.

Section 4. Penalty for harrassment of weird lead
Side characters who continually torment the Weird Lead shall have their metaphorical ass kicked and humiliated in the final episode. Provided said ass is still alive by then.


Intercut Your Heart Out Law

An act requiring scenes of suffering and/or death to be intercut with simpler, happier times to maximize audience grief.

Section 1. Whereas, the Majority of Kdrama Audiences are a cunning lot, fully aware that people rarely die in Kdramas.

Section 2. Whereas, there is a need to manipulate the audience’s feelings and to make them feel worried over a character’s suffering and/or possible death.

Section 3. Whereas, in accordance with Sections 1 and 2 of this Act, any scene in which an important character is suffering, dying, or in grave danger must be intercut with emotionally manipulative scenes such as, but not limited to:

(a) A loved one or family member waiting for the doomed character,
Age of Feeling Episode 8Age of Feeling Episode 8

(b) Flashbacks to scenes of happier times,
intercut_CruelCity_ep8 intercut_CruelCity_ep8b

(c) Simple, alternate realities such as raising a family, putting up a small store, drinking with a Hyung, etc. which one cannot do IF ONE IS ALREADY DEAD,
intercut_TWDR_ep24 intercut_TWDR_ep24b

(d) Focus on a symbolic object such as a engagement/proposal ring, a gift for a long-lost parent, a toy for a very adorable but sick child, etc.


Section 4. Violations
Any character who fails to squeeze the maximum attainable sympathy from the audience shall automatically lose its right to a tributary blog post, hashtag, or dedicated tumblr account.