December is coming to an end, Reply 1994 is nearing its final episode. Fans are on pins and needles and confused; “Will they? Won’t they?” “What the heck is this?” “I don’t care I’m going down with this ship.” “There’s still hope for us guyzzzz” These are words buzzing in everyone’s head. In the midst of this excitement, a few fans are exchanging PMs.
“We are opening the tumblr on 31st December.”
“The twitter account is done.”
“Why do we have two?”
“The other one is linked to tumblr. It’s okay to have two.”
“YouTube account is set.”
“What about a backup account? If they block our video.”
“Let’s set-up Dailymotion.”
“I can help on some design but occasionaly only because I have a job and family.”
“I can translate from Korean to English as long as the Korean isn’t too difficult. I’m ok with the spoken word, but not quite as good with the written word.”
In a few days 31st is nearing, “isn’t his birthday coming soon?” A group of seven is cooking up the birthday project. “We’re working on it!” PMs and more PMs keep pouring in and New Year’s eve has finally arrived.
“People, we are LIVE.”
This is it! Full steam ahead. There is no turning back.
It’s 4th of January of the new year and skype is giving the seven a hard time. What sorcery is this? But the decision is made. The group knows what to do. Everything is in motion. All that is needed are submissions from the fellow fans.
And wait we did.
It’s almost the second week of February, the submissions are coming in a good pace. Proofread. Approve. Design. Proofread. Approve. Design.
It’s the deadline. 14th of February. The mailbox is bursting. What sorcery is this? Proofread. Approve. Proofread. Approve. Design. Proofread. Approve. Proofread. Approve. Design. This is so overwhelming! Help is needed. We have to. There is no other way.
“Hello! Anybody can help on the design team?”
“I’m not too good with Photoshop but I’ll ask my brother to teach me.”
March is here and pages and pages of the book are finally shaping up. Chapter every chapter is starting to get completed. Proofread. Design. Proofread. Design. Soon enough we are at the acknowledgment page. This is it! The cover needs to be completed and we are almost there.
It’s 17th March early morning and Nurul is downloading the pages and putting them on her portable drive. The printer is waiting. The design team is wondering whether they got all the pages right.
Two days later, Nurul is uploading the book mock-up in the shared drive. It’s time for another proofread.
“I think there’s a mistake in one page”
“It’s portrait not landscape.”
“Page 26, too!”
“Half of the page is cut off “
“Page 20: only 1 page? Or it’s not loading?”
“Let me sum it up. Pages that needed to be rotated: 6, 25, 26, 20”
“Also do we need to remake the spine? I can always do it really quickly”
“Unsolved puzzle is landscape so need to rotate 180”
“no need to interchange the lucky lady and 77 reasons. It ends up the same”
“I’m sorry but I didnt check the epilogue properly, but the original version ended up being used instead of the altered version. Hope that’s ok with you guys?”
“No spelling mistakes or grammar errors, but there were some reservations expressed about the wording. eek. Is it too late to change?”
“Let me update the PSD.”
“It’s done. The page is in the drive.“
“The spine is ready too!”
The files are back to the printer. The group is nervously waiting. The days are passing and the group is still scouring for the perfect gift.
“Cooper River Bags! Why you Na Jeong us?”
“Why you must be at the foot of the mountains!”
“Maybe their telephone lines were cut-off and internet too.”
It is Wednesday. The 26th and almost lunch time at the other half of the world and close to midnight on the other side. We are discussing about the new wordpress site.
12:51 Yen mrs_d, it should be about US
12:51 tiffanyndo Run away
12:51 Yen We will have another page for YYS profile
12:51 mrs_d Yeah I meant the yys ifc manifesto
12:51 Lunagal Yeah- you mean what we represent etc?
12:52 Lunagal What our mission and purpose is
12:53 kaylanurul YA! staappphhh eeetttttt
12:53 kaylanurul hahahahahahahaha
12:53 Lunagal nae……..araseoyo
12:54 Lunagal *pouts*
12:55 kaylanurul BOOOOKKKSSSSS COMMIIINGGG
12:55 tiffanyndo Also, the logo in the drive is opened for all teams to use
12:56 tiffanyndo I think I heard someone mentioning putting logo in our video as well
12:56 mrs_d Just me I think
12:56 tiffanyndo Booookssss
12:56 tiffanyndo Nurul, please live broadcast thissss
12:57 Yen Kay, I want to suggest that members post some essays or movie reviews
12:57 Yen His movies, of course
12:57 kaylanurul aaaahhh i seeeee
12:57 Yen Character analysis and stuff
12:58 Yen To keep the blog alive
12:58 kaylanurul that would be good too then
12:58 Lunagal ooh that does sound good!
12:58 kaylanurul yes tiff.. I’ll do live broadcast
12:59 kaylanurul they’re in the basement of my office now. Will be in my floor in 5 more minuuuteeessss
12:59 kaylanurul security be damned
12:59 Lunagal OMG OMG OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG
12:59 tiffanyndo Doki doki DOKI
12:59 JunnieZa Live recap on the books????
12:59 tiffanyndo Gonna die out of excitement
13:00 mrs_d Please dont die
13:01 Yen Are the books on the 3rd flr?
13:02 Yen 4th flr?
13:02 Yen 5th?
13:02 Yen I’m excited
13:02 Lunagal DING!
13:02 Lunagal Elevator doors open
13:02 Paradicez 😀 😀
13:02 JunnieZa Hahaha
13:02 Lunagal delivery man steps out
13:02 Yen Dramatic thump
13:02 Lunagal checks the name on the label again
13:02 Lunagal scratches his bum
13:03 Yen The delivery guy is HODOR!
13:03 Lunagal wanders through the office
13:03 JunnieZa Hahahahaha
13:03 Paradicez my hearts beating fast lmao
13:03 Lunagal scans his eyes around the office looking for the receptionist
13:03 Lunagal or someone to ask
13:04 Lunagal “Ummmmmm is there a Nurul here?”
13:04 Lunagal first guy shrugs and gestures that he’s on the phone
13:04 Lunagal delivery guy moves on to the next desk.
13:04 Yen And the second one says, there’s like 3 nuruls
13:04 Lunagal “Excuse me where’s Nurul?”
13:05 Lunagal “Oh shit”
13:05 Lunagal “I’m already running late for my next delivery”
13:05 JunnieZa Yen and Lunagal!!!
13:05 JunnieZa I am collapsing of laughter here!!!
13:05 Lunagal The office worker replies “Nurul A, Nurul B or Nurul R?”
13:06 JunnieZa STTTTAAAAAPPPP
13:06 Lunagal Delivery guys blinks dumbly
13:06 Yen Nurul B came out and asked, where’s my pizza?
13:06 tiffanyndo Lol you guys’ creativity knows no boundary
13:07 Lunagal (just filling in time guys while we wait)
13:07 Lunagal Delivery guy responds “Ummmm I dun think this is pizza. It’s quite heavy…..but I dunno”
13:07 tiffanyndo Please continue with the live broadcast
13:07 tiffanyndo I’m a big fan here!
13:08 Yen Nurul B, side eyes the delivery guy and thinks, “this guy’s looks ain’t bad”
13:08 Lunagal Delivery guy scratches his bum again and side eyes her
13:08 Lunagal “would you like pizza?”
13:09 Lunagal (Meanwhile kaylanurul, is dying of impatience)
13:09 Lunagal “Uhhhhh I know a good pizza place around here…………. we…………. could go together?”
13:10 mrs_d You guyssssas
13:11 Lunagal (kaylanurul has rung down to the security desk to find out what is taking so damn long)
13:11 mrs_d So funny
13:11 tiffanyndo (Nurul A simply wonders where the delivery guy dropped half of his eye brows)
13:11 mrs_d Is this the live broadcast of the delivery
13:11 Yen Nurul B adjusted her tudong and blinked
13:12 Yen ***Cryptic stare***
13:12 mrs_d Blinked thrice
13:12 JunnieZa It’s hard to contain my laughter in office
13:12 JunnieZa You gals are killing me!!!!
13:12 mrs_d This is like chain fic
13:13 tiffanyndo “Maybe I can offer the poor guy the eye pencil in my bag”, Nurul A is still deep in thoughts
13:13 mrs_d Lolololol
13:13 mrs_d Does he need a snack?
13:14 Lunagal Nurul B thinks to herself she will only eungdap him after 21 episodes of leading him on
13:15 Lunagal but then………………….delivery guy stretches and shows his protruding bones
13:15 Lunagal Nurul B is mesmerised
13:16 Yen Nurul B caught a whiff of of something minty from his hair
13:17 mrs_d Hahahahaha
13:17 Lunagal and then realises it a dried dab of toothpaste
13:17 mrs_d Protruding shoulder blades
13:17 Lunagal Ahhhh but at least he once brushed his teeth……..she thinks
13:18 Yen And she wonders, “will he have a different taste everyday?”
13:18 mrs_d Omg ewww
13:18 mrs_d Yen hahahahah
13:18 mrs_d Whats he been eating
13:18 Lunagal (meanwhile no-one is answering Nurul R’s phone call)
13:19 Yen The delivery guy felt his phone vibrate on his back pocket
13:19 Lunagal EUNGDAPHAE!!!!!!!!!!! kaylanurul cries out
13:19 mrs_d Hahahha
13:19 Yen He closed his eyes momentarily
13:19 tiffanyndo kaylanurul starts flipping all the tables
13:20 Yen Nurul B felt like she wants to plant kisses on his eyelids
13:20 mrs_d Hahahaha
13:20 tiffanyndo *jeop jeop
13:20 mrs_d It might make him press his forehead to hers
13:20 Lunagal Nurul B inches closer, and then falls and twists her ankle
13:21 mrs_d And cry whilst saying I love you
13:21 Lunagal Delivery guys drops the packages and offers her a piggyback
13:21 Lunagal Nurul B hesitates. Coz she knows that this means they will be together for life
13:21 kaylanurul Teaseeeerrrr
13:21 mrs_d And she throws up on his back
13:22 mrs_d Omggghhhhh
13:22 Lunagal OOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
13:22 Yen Wheee!
13:22 Paradicez SCREAM! 😀
13:22 mrs_d OMGGGGGGGGGGGG
13:22 Lunagal IT”S BEEYOODAFUL!!!!
13:22 tiffanyndo It is GIGANTICCCC
13:22 Yen It’s big!!!!
13:23 Lunagal (Nurul PS you should BT to see what we’ve been doing while waiting for you)
13:23 Yen It’s not A4 size, right?
13:23 kaylanurul IT IS BIG AND BEAUTIFUUUULLLL
13:23 mrs_d Omg its beautiful
13:23 mrs_d Stickers
13:23 Yen I wanna cry
13:24 mrs_d Omg he’s gonna love that
13:24 Paradicez I want to teleport to where u are so i can flip through those pages.
13:24 mrs_d I love it
13:24 mrs_d And it’s not even for mw
13:24 tiffanyndo This looks like an a3 instead of a4
13:24 mrs_d Me
13:24 mrs_d Dammit
13:24 JunnieZa IT LOOKS AWESOME!!!!
13:24 tiffanyndo But noooo complaint here
13:25 JunnieZa Think it is a3
13:25 mrs_d Yys give us hugs
13:25 kaylanurul ITS A4 I SWEEAAARRRR
13:25 JunnieZa We get a3 with a4 price??? No complaints here too
13:25 mrs_d I lurrve it
13:26 kaylanurul IT IS AWWEESSOOMMMMEEEEE
13:26 Yen KAY, if it’s A4, then you are so tiny
13:26 kaylanurul I LOVE YOU GUUUYYYYSSSSS
13:26 Paradicez LOL.
13:26 kaylanurul im uploading a video now
13:26 mrs_d Omgggggggg
13:26 mrs_d I can’t wait
13:26 Lunagal SOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
13:26 JunnieZa Omgomgomg
13:27 JunnieZa I want to see the video!!!!
13:27 mrs_d I’m gonna pee on myself
13:27 tiffanyndo Pictures of all the pages please. Lord, I am so demanding. Haha