1:17 AM April 29, 2011 Friday
CBU became my companion during the Holy Week and I just bid April & Black coffee good-bye a short while ago. Back in May 2010 (May, what a coincidence), my friend recommended me this fanfic. She even let me borrow her phone for me to read the .doc file of this story. Yes, I judged it as boring and not interesting enough for me to read because I'm a loyal reader-slash-supporter of Moe; writer of My Ping-Pong Boy and The Summer House. But because I have a lot of time in my hands, I gave this another chance.
And I stand corrected, this fanfic is just my cup of Black coffee. Pure of sarcasm, action, mindfuck, drama, crack and of course, romance. I never admit it but I've been always the cheesy-corny-type-of-person BUT not over things that are cliché and pretty overused. I just like how Jaewon expressed his feelings to May. "I'm having a heart attack." was my favorite; very creative and totally not easy to solve. He remained mysterious and I liked that. I've always dreamed of a guy like him, a boyfriend like him. A guy who is capable of surprising me when I least expect him to. Well, who does not love surprises?
On to reading the story, I've always rooted for Jaewon. Mainly because he's mean and he is certainly like Chuck Bass, his character caught my attention. Little did I know that he was the "readers' favorite". He deserves it, though.
Choi Sangwoo was very mushy and all, being the ideal man to May just didn't feel right to me. Sangwoo is mean, I hated his character so much. He and Misun are really meant for each other. They're psychotic. As for Taehee, she's the least person I expected to be a gang leader and the crime boss' daughter. Why? Because of being Brian's ~fake~ girlfriend. (Brian's just, ugh. Annoying. I know.) Despite that, she gained respect from her minions and the people around her.
The Korean Triads are pretty scary. No. They scared the hell out of me
shitless. Every single damn time that Jaewon and May spent together, I would always expect something bad would happen. Like someone from the gang would chase them or something, stability and normalcy were never applicable in this story.
Jaewon's death is something I expected right from the start. A story that revolves around "gangs"? Gokusen might popped on my mind, but this is way more cruel and serious than you can imagine. I, as a
n observant reader cannot imagine CBU having a happy ending. But of course, I've always wanted the ending to give justice to Jaewon and May's love. For it is pure and true. They deserve each other, though Jaewon and his twisted world of gangs may be self-destructive at times, May remained by his side. That, ladies and gentlemen, is love.
Among Soompi's best of the best fanfiction, CBU is the closest to my heart that I have read so far. I couldn't say 'twas my favorite because My Ping-Pong Boy and The Summerhouse were just as good as CBU in my opinion. These are different stories and it would be very hard to compare them to one another. The writers worked off their creative minds to give us quality entertainment and I'm really thankful for it.
I don't usually write something like this after reading a fanfic but I think this deserves a well-detailed blog entry from me.
And I am still hoping that CBU would have a movie or TV series for reals.
THIS STORY IS JUST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. I don't think I can handle the fact that I'm going to say good-bye to Jaewon and May forever. /cries
And I just realized that I read this fanfic on April. April and May will always have a special spot in my heart. Black coffee also.
Always and forever ever April & Black Coffee. - May
Btw, what should I read next?
I have the .doc file of Linked to You in my phone. Hmm.