As usual, I was in my k-drama mini-binge after dinner. I was watching Three Musketeers and was inspired to write a story on AFF. Since I’m a bit uncomfy to put a rant this lengthy on the foreword, I’ll just put it up here. :))
The said story was inspired by one scene in Three Musketeers (which stars Jung Yonghwa of CNBlue, playing Park Dal Hyang (D’Artagnan)). In the scene, he was with the other 2 musketeers Heo Seung Po (Portos) and An Min Seo (Aramis). They were in the house of Heo Seung Po, hanging out in his room, when Seung Po’s wife entered.
Earlier in the drama, it was told that Seung Po, being the son of the Minister of Military (or something lol), he had to be marry the daughter of someone of power. This was how he ended up marrying a woman who didn’t have the most flawless face, and is twice the size of the women around them, which made her a sort of comic relief in the drama.
Anyway, back to the scene. In the scene, Seung Po’s wife entered the room. It was the first time that Park Dal Hyang saw her, so he was all excited and stood up, greeted her warmly, and even did a full bow. Min Seo and Seung Po asked him why he was bowing so formally, so Dal Hyang said, with all innocence, that he of course should do so because it’s his first time to meet Seung Po’s mother. To this, the two other guys laughed, and Seung Po’s wife left with an irritated sigh.
Then, a bunch of kids entered, who were apparently Seung Po’s children. There were 4: 3 girls and 1 boy. Dal Hyang was surprised that Seung Po had children, to which Seung Po replied, “Because I’m the oldest son in this house, I had to go every night to my wife’s room and… make babies… until I had a son.” The other two looked at him with awe and horror on their faces, and praised him for his iron guts.
Now, I know that it’s all for entertainment, but for someone who has similar physical “flaws” as Seung Po’s wife, it’s kind of painful to watch that one tiny scene. It wasn’t even important to the story – it was plainly for comic relief. But that’s precisely it: women who look like that are only treated as comic relief. After all that time, Mrs. Heo was simply someone to push out children, and after the coveted son came, she became simply that being that Seung Po had to sometimes come home to and put up with. And really, it takes iron guts to make love to a woman like that? Honestly, if it weren’t for the obviously fake painted-on spots on her face (to make her ugly), Mrs. Heo is cute. And even if she did have those spots, that’s all the people around her saw. A fat girl with spots on her face. And they all thought, “Sigh. Poor Seung Po.” But did they even try to look past all that? Wasn’t it enough that she bore him and took care of his children and continued to stay even though he treats her poorly?
I’m so sorry for the long rant… But it just made me feel like crap so suddenly. I do love the drama, it has a good story and the acting is good (Yonghwa though, you DID improve, but there’s still a little ways to go. But ily<3) and it’s funny as well and I will keep watching it. But it’s just that… that scene kind of made me think about how guys in general view me. So like, I’m just that fat girl with flawed skin that they had to deal with as their classmate or groupmate or just like, some random passerby. If only it were possible, they’d choose to not look at me because it hurts their eyes. Kung baga, parang kailangan nila tiisin yung presence ko kasi kailangan ako sa grupo eh. No choice eh. And the idea of even ending up with someone like me is… well, horrific, and can only be gone through if it’s like, for money or power. And I’m not even considered as a girl in the first place. Like, bagay lang ako na naglalakad at nagsasalita. I’m not even worth considering. I’m always to be killed in that “Kill, Do, Marry” game – no second thoughts.
That’s why I suddenly came up with this story – because apparently this thing can only happen in stories (no one has proved otherwise, at least in my own experience). What if someone like Mrs. Heo, a normal-looking girl who’s twice the size of those chopsticks they call women in dramas, and is actually human so has pores on her skin that sometimes get clogged and turn into pimples (unlike the mannequin-like flawlessness of women in dramas), goes through the same arranged marriage thing? Would she experience the same thing?
She probably would. But since I’m indulging my imagination, WHAT IF one of her husband-to-be’s friends actually saw past the flaws and liked what he saw? Same stakes. It’s a marriage of convenience. What would the fiance do? He needs whatever she and her family had. But the sincerity of the other guy is a formidable opponent for her heart.
What if everyone started seeing what the fiance still couldn’t? Ano, dami mo nang kaagaw? Gulat ka naman kasi ang nakikita mo lang lumba-lumbang panget? Will she stick with the fiance (because her family will also benefit from the union) or throw caution to the wind and go for who’s sincere about her?
Will go get this drama on!!! :)))
Still deciding on the roles though. But definitely, the following actors have been imagi-cast by me: Yoo Yeon Seok, Song Joong Ki, and Park Hae Jin. :)) Also starring Choi Siwon, and probably Cho Kyuhyun lol. I’m considering Henry as well. Still not sure which character these guys will play…