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Fated to love you: Princess Snail and her odd prince – Spoilers Finale


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I remember when the Fated to love you posters were released, this one was the most difficult to interpret for me. It felt like a reference to The Jangs first drama, Successful Story of a Bright Girl, where she was his maid at the beginning, but I wasn’t sure that could be all. It still works as such, but it turns out, it had a lot of meaning related to Fated to love you.

During their honeymoon, while dancing with Geon, Mi Young tells him she used to do the same with her father. She remembers how her father used to call her princess, but she never felt like one, she always felt like a “maid”. A maid is someone whose job is to “serve” and help others. Once again we are reminded of one of the important personality issues of our heroine, who always saw herself as a disposable “post it” girl.

Geon reminds her that she is a princess who conquered his impenetrable heart, I guess, that’s what the poster above is about. At the same time it seems an obvious reference to Romeo and Juliet since our Snail Couple was also referred to as “Gunmeo and Milliet” in the drama 🙂

The final episode emphasized various points the writer had been trying to make throughout the drama. The idea of enjoying the present and not worry so much about the future, the idea of Fate Vs Choice, ultimately bringing home the message that choice can change and make our fate.

But it also spoke of the healing power of the words Thank You, These words were  repeated more often than the words I love you. Mi Young and Geon thanked each other all the time, and spread the same positive vibe among others. These words that Mi Young, the “post it girl” had been waiting her whole life to hear. The beauty of Mi Young is she didn’t need to turn selfish to become stronger.  Even though she was passive, we knew from the beginning that Mi Young was always on the right track and did not require a major transformation. She wanted appreciation and she wanted to become more assertive, so people wouldn’t push her away easily. So that she could take control of her life. Through determination, she accomplished all of this and became a stronger person, while retaining her essence as someone, who will not give up on those she loves. Which is beautiful, because that was never a flaw, in the first place.

So later, Geon tells his children the story of how a princess who was not good in math (I loved Mi Young’s not amused expression and him noticing  and trying to pass this segment of the story quickly) but was great in healing damaged hearts, saved the odd “Prince in distress” just by sticking to him, slowly slowly, but surely and strongly.

“Princess Snail” (copied from Soompi. The person who translated it, please tell me so I can give her credit)

Once upon a time…
there was a princess who lived on a little island.
The princess wore big, round glasses.
She wasn’t good at studying, especially with math.
She was the worst in her class.
The princess had an illness.
She had a strange illness that kept her from ever refusing a stranger’s request.
It also kept her from abandoning anyone once she had accepted them.
She doesn’t even know that she’s a princess but thinks of herself as a maid.

There was also an odd prince who lived in a neighboring country.
At first, the prince called the princess Princess Snail, or just snail.
“Where did the snail go?”
“Have you seen the snail?”
That’s how he talked.

Slowly,
little by little…
The princess approached the prince…
and made him fall in love with her.

One day…
The prince eventually became addicted to the princess.
He also had an illness that meant he couldn’t live without her.
People worried about the prince and felt sorry for him.
But the prince wasn’t scared at all.
It’s because the princess was with him.
As long as the princess stays with him…
and as long as the princess loves him…
the prince will never be sick again.

The princess and the prince have twins…
and live happily ever after.
Now they’ll be happy forever and ever.
They’ll be happy forever…

FTLY sketch


hehe my younger sister drew this for me this morning

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Gunnie!

and that inspired me to sketch as well……and ohhh where is my tablet connection cable, i can’t color this without it…! ;(

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FTLY is over but my FTLY fever is ongoing…

[FTLY] Message to Jang Hyuk


THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL COMMENTS! WE ARE CLOSING THE COMMENTS SECTION NOW, BUT YOU CAN STILL READ THEM BELOW. 

Attention, Gunnie lovers!

DC Jang Hyuk gallery is collecting love letters for JH&Gunnie…no length requirement, but generally people are leaving short 1~5 sentences comments, showing appreciation to the actor who created this amazing character. They will put together the comments and deliver it to the actor.

I was just thinking that since I am feeling so much love for Gunnie here, some people might want their messages delivered too. I am at your service. I can translate the messages, we can put both Eng and Korean version of the messages in. But if there are too many messages, or if I don’t have enough time to translate all, I might have to cut off some messages…hope that wont happen.

Anyways, I will receive messages until Thursday, the last episode. Please leave your message as a comment on this post, thank you.

Help us make a FTLY Director’s Cut DVD come true!


Dear international fans of Korean ‘Fated to Love You’

We have started a demand survey to estimate demand for FTLY Director’s Cut DVD!
This is to figure out if pushing for Director’s Cut is actually possible, and if there’s not enough demand, we won’t be seeing Director’s Cut DVD at all.

Our current goal is to get 2000 sign-ups.
With enough people’s cooperation, FTLY Director’s Cut DVD would feature a lot of bonus videos!
Director’s Cut will include not only the broadcasted scenes, but also the unreleased cuts that were edited out due to time limit. Also, it will additionally feature BTS film, NG cuts, and interviews of actors, writers and the director.

*Episodes will have English subtitles
*Bonus videos will not have subtitle

Signing up for DVD purchase right now does not imply binding purchase decision. This is only a survey to estimate the demand.

To participate, please email dlovedvd@gmail.com with the subject including 1)country of your residence 2)number of DVD you want to purchase.
ex) 1)U.S.//2) 1
(If you have already sent an email and didn’t follow this format, it’s fine. It’s just for convenience)

The deadline for signing up is August 28.
Thank you for your cooperation, and please spread the word around!

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Fated to love you – My other ship – The Hyuks


In an effort to get distracted from my obsession with The Snail Couple aka The Jangs I’m going to focus my attention for a moment on my other ship: The Hyuks! How awesomely funny was that race scene? There was a hint of bromance or at least mutual respect between these two rivals at the end of the race. Of course Geon had to pull a prank cause well, it’s GEON! But Daniel didn’t get upset. On the contrary, he seemed amused

BTS the Hyuks were laughing their hard rock arses off teehee! Luff them!

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