Denial of Feelings Act

An act requiring kdrama leads to deny their feelings as long as possible, providing penalties for violations thereof.

Section 1. No drama lead shall immediately acknowledge his or her romantic feelings like a normal person.

Section 2. In the case of suspiciously romantic behavior, a person is required to clarify matters by saying the following to the opposite party:

(a) “You’re not my type!”

(b) “You’re just like a younger sister/brother/friend to me.”

(c) “The person I like is (insert name of first love).”

(d) “You make me worry/It’s because I find you pitiful.”

Section 3. Violations

(a) Any person who violates Section 1 of this act by acknowledging his/her feelings immediately shall hereafter be referred to as The Third Party.

(b) The first person in an OTP to succumb to his/her feelings shall suffer a minimum of one (1) episode wherein he or she chases after the opposite party and gets rejected and/or heartbroken multiple times before having his/her feelings reciprocated.

Section 4. Effectivity – This act shall take effect after The First Meeting.

8 thoughts on “Denial of Feelings Act”

  1. I think this law is one that drives me the MOST crazy in Kdramas… yet I keep watching them anyway… wanting to fling something at my computer screen. This follows closely with failing to speak one’s mind (and clear up a situation) in general (maybe because it would be “making excuses”). How many times do the main characters, remaining misunderstood and looking bad in someone else’s eyes, rather than explain him/her self? Especially to someone who is older?

    1. Talking back to elders is not acceptable in most Asian societies. So I can understand why they’ll take the abuse that way.
      BUT your other frustrations, I agree with. 🙂 How hard is it to say: “I didn’t make it to our date because I was working hard to buy your engagement ring.” But lordy lou, no, they’d rather spend 3 episodes running around waiting for a Magic Exposition Friend to clear up matters. :/
      Pro-tip: keep sharp objects away from you when watching kdramas. You don’t want to regret destroying your screen. 🙂

  2. For Section 2: Would you consider it if the lead says:
    Until I understand what this feeling is, stay by my side!

    I’ve seen my share of kdramas with this dialogue.

  3. I just discovered your blog, and I just have to say: I love you. I know, I know, this post is all about denying feelings, but I just can’t! 🙂 Seriously though, this blog is: hilarious & brilliant. You’re amazingly clever.

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