'Women Who Kick Ass' Panel at SDCC 2014 (x)
So I found this harlequin romance paperback today, and normally I just toss those right over without paying them much mind, but the cover of this one made me pause. Sure that the artist was just taking liberties, I checked out the back.
I’m dubious. I should read a passage:
It is a literal bear.
Okay yeah I’ll admit it I’m going to read this but only because it sounds like the most fucked up romance novel in existence.
You have some explaining to do, Canada.
You guys don’t understand. Screw it being a bestseller, 50 Shades of Gray is a bestseller, this book won the Governor General’s Award. That’s the highest literary award in Canada. That’s the pulitzer prize of Canadian literature. Bear is a part of Canadian literary history.
i had to read this book in uni for my first year Canadian literature class. When we first heard of it we were like, “Oh the Bear’s a metaphor or some shit.” but then one kid read ahead, and was like, “Guys, no, she literally fucks the bear. She fucked a bear.”
Kim Young-joo from City Hunter
“For your crimes of professional negligence, fraud, tax evasion, and contract killing, I, Prosecutor Kim Young-joo of the Seoul District Prosecutor’s Office, will ensure you, Chun Jae-man, receive the maximum sentence of 22 years and 6 months.”
I loved Young-joo throughout City Hunter, and I was so excited when episode 19 rolled around and it looked as if we were finally going to get our bromantic Commissioner Gordon/Batman setup between Young-joo and Yoon-sung.
…and then Young-joo just had to promise to work things out with Sae-hee and had his slow-motion hero walk out of the door with a glance over his shoulder, and I knew he was doomed. (Thanks for the warning, show.)
Young-joo’s death was brutal and awful and absolutely perfect for him as a character. He faced down Chun Jae-man as a prosecutor and the embodiment of the best parts of the law, and he gave his life so Yoon-sung could seek out justice in the ways Young-joo couldn’t. And I will never get over how he asked for forgiveness in his father’s stead.
Honorable Mentions: Jung-jong from The Princess’s Man, Choon-shim from I Hear Your Voice