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Happy Other (Better) New Year!

Guys. Hey. What time is it? ... no, it's not adventure time. It's almost Lunar New Year! AKA a whole lot of things but most importantly also the biggest Korean holiday, Seolnal! Long description short, it's basically half serious familial/ancestral ritual, half having fun with traditional foods and games. Boarding school makes the former a little hard, but the latter... oh boy, the latter.

Needless to say, Yong Soo is excited. So excited, he is getting new year all over your Hogwarts.

The new year officially begins on Thursday, but Yong Soo's whirlwind of activity begins tomorrow. If your character sees him and it's not a class setting, he has fully embraced the notion of starting the new year fresh and is cleaning. And I mean obsessively cleaning, making rounds even after the house-elves do their thing. This is especially true of the Ravenclaw common room and boy's dorm. If anything goes missing, it may well be because Yong Soo is polishing it somewhere. Roomies, this is the cleanest you will see his... anything... in about a year, so maybe this is a blessing in disguise. Neat freaks, if you want to join in, by all means!

As for Thursday, breakfast is going to be a little bit different. Yong Soo's managed to convince the house-elves to serve tteokguk. Eat it if you want good luck in the next year! During official school free time, Yong Soo will be partaking in traditional games like kite-flying and jegichagi (hacky-sack was invented in Korea!) with any unwilling participants.

It's also going to be the Year of the Rabbit! Remember those bunnies that recently escaped...?



Yeah... surprise, Thijs.

Don't worry, Yong Soo will quickly return any items misplaced in his manic cleaning, clean up after the traditional games, and de-hanbok all rabbits. Furthermore, if anybody has a character from a culture that also celebrates Lunar New Year, let's plot here! I'd love for it to be a big celebration from multiple angles, though Yong Soo will probably loudly proclaim why his traditions are the most bestest.

Comments

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hechizar
Feb. 2nd, 2011 03:03 am (UTC)
all i can say is OH MY GOD THOSE BUNNIES ARE TOO CUTE FOR WORDS

Edited at 2011-02-02 03:04 am (UTC)
yourseoulmate
Feb. 2nd, 2011 03:09 am (UTC)
Everything's better with bunnies.
Everything's better with hanboks.
Therefore, bunnies + hanboks = BEST THING EVER

It's simple logic.
flaxenflowers
Feb. 2nd, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
YES


they look so upset to be in those things though rofl
yourseoulmate
Feb. 2nd, 2011 03:15 am (UTC)
They're just so happy that it looks like irritation! Kind of like how you start to feel warm at the end of hypothermia!!

... wait... bad analogy
flaxenflowers
Feb. 2nd, 2011 03:16 am (UTC)
worst analogy ever
yourseoulmate
Feb. 2nd, 2011 03:34 am (UTC)
Well, rabbits always look like they're about two seconds from just losing it and killing everybody in the room anyway.



It's pretending that leaf is somebody's skull, you can totally tell.
hechizar
Feb. 2nd, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
dude I have a rabbit that growls at me constantly, believe me I know how ironically crazy they are
vertulpen
Feb. 2nd, 2011 06:26 am (UTC)
as;ldkjf this picture and yes it's so true ahaha.
vertulpen
Feb. 2nd, 2011 06:26 am (UTC)
l-lol'ing forever.

He'll probably have mixed reactions.

Because sheesh they really are adorable, and he has a weakness for things small and cute.
redwhiteandhero
Feb. 2nd, 2011 10:10 am (UTC)
Pff, the one on the right is just so resigned.
yourseoulmate
Feb. 2nd, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
I think my favorite thing about it is that it's a nigh-perfect analogy for pretty much every Asia strip in Hetalia.

Korea the Middle Rabbit: GUYS DON'T YOU LOVE THE HANBOKS I GOT YOU AREN'T THEY GREAT AND SO MUCH BETTER THAN YOUR LAME CLOTHES ALSO I AM SO MUCH TALLER THAN YOU! :D
Japan and China Rabbits: ffffffuuuuuuu
kid8dik
Feb. 2nd, 2011 12:24 pm (UTC)
KID WANTS TO JOIN IN WITH THE CLEANING
yourseoulmate
Feb. 2nd, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
Gladly! EVERYTHING WILL BE CLEAN

EVEN THE DIRT WILL BE CLEANED
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