Wow…I had no idea so many people would be reading the summary of episode 12. Yogurutu wasn’t kidding when she mentioned the crazy number of viewers she had.
Thanks to those of you who left comments of encouragement. It’s definitely appreciated. I started the summary for two reasons this week:
1. My younger sister isn’t able to access the episodes as quickly as I can and likes updates, especially since the old Korean can be a bit tough for her to understand at times.
2. I heard about viikii.net’s licensing problems and empathized with non-Korean speakers wanting to know what was going on but only being able to watch the episodes and guess at what’s happening. I’ve been there and done that with Japanese dramas and Taiwanese dramas when subtitles were slow to surface or nonexistent. In my crazier frenzies, I’ve been known to spend an hour on the Internet searching for any news/comments on the latest episodes. 😛 Thankfully, that phase has passed.
Anyhow, Monday’s episode 11 was my first attempt…word for word…but what you see on the blog took over an hour to get down, and it only covered a small fraction of the actual episode. 😛 So when my sister and a viewer both suggested just providing detailed summaries to save time, I thought that would be more time efficient…hence episode 12 in it’s embarrassingly choppy form. Still, I think it suffices for what it was meant to accomplish, which was to provide people with a summary of the dialogue while they watched the raw episodes. (Incidentally, I don’t know if the links to joonmedia are helpful, but that’s where I watch my episodes. Just make sure you have a really good virus protection program to protect your computer and not one of those freebie anti-virus programs.)
Tuesday’s episode (12) took about 3 hours to summarize. I basically pounded out the summary while watching the episode, pausing occasionally (OK, many times) to catch up on the typing or to think of a coherent way to express the dialogue in English. I typically don’t like to rewatch episodes once I’m done, at least not the entire episode, so I’m not sure if I’ll ever get back to finishing episode 11, especially with midterms coming up.
So…as long as my sister and others need/enjoy the summaries, I can continue to summarize every Monday and Tuesday. The new episodes upload around 9AM Pacific Standard Time in the US, so I’ll try to start viewing/summarizing around that time and hopefully finish by noon.
Glad I can help!