Sokawoo’s Bimil Madang
Tadah~! All hail 소카우님 (Sokawoo-nim) @ Secret Garden DC Gallery!
An unprecedented ‘war of body scrambling’ in the Joseon Period
~ Bimil Madang ~
(‘Secret Garden’ in Joseon speak)
– Must Read Introduction –
“The following comic is drawn based on Alex hyung’s words as well as for all of you in the Secret Garden DC gallery who wanted a sageuk (historical drama) version.
Here it is, a sageuk version of Secret Garden. I hope you enjoy yourselves viewing this~”
– 소카우 Sokawoo
~Bimil Madang~ Introduction of Characters
Kim Ju Won
Man of remarkable learning.
Became one of the youngest first-placed scholars in the state examinations.
A ruling class yangban (Joseon aristocrat) from a Confucian* background.
(*Confucian here also has the same pronunciation as ‘overseas-educated’)
Gil Ra Im
Although she grew up among mountain bandits known for violence, she is an exceptional beauty who works as a Damo (female detective) in the police bureau.
Choi Woo Yeong
Relative of Kim Ju Won to the 4.5 degree, ‘JO-llyu’ star in the JOseon period.
A member of the namsadangpae* with lots of money.
(*namsadangpae, 男寺堂牌, is a travelling theatrical troupe of male entertainers)
Young lady from a household who’s head hails from the Bureau of Military Affairs (兵部尙書). She believes the one thing she must maintain even in times of turmoil are her beauty looks.
Works for Kim Ju Won. Hired during the year-end (holiday sales) period.
Embarking on a courtship with Ah Yeong.
Lim Ah Yeong
Works as a maid for Kim Ju Won’s younger sister Kim Hee Won. Best friends forever with Ra Im, since their childhood.Moon Bun Hong
Ju Won’s mother. Hates violence.
Believes if children go on the wrong path, then it is their parents’ duty to go on an even more wrong path, for their sake.
Yi Seuk Ki* and the young ones
Let’s just regard him as an Arab oil trader. Anyway he won’t appear in this comic.
*’Yi Seuk Ki’ is what Director Lim calls Ra Im whenever he scolds her in a fond manner. Lit. means ‘you brat’.
Specially for Lee Philip fans > ‘That Man’
The Story Earlier
Jollyu star Choi Woo Yeong wanted the song of the Yeosan bandits. If Kim Ju Won was able to bring a Yeosan bandit to him, he would offer his mock horse riding facility, one and only in Joseon. Eagerly, Kim Ju Won went in search of Yeosan bandits and accidentally witnessed one of their battles. He became intoxicated by the lavender scent of the actions of one particular girl and lost his senses. After the battle, he took the girl into a watermill and discovered to his horror that the girl wasn’t a mountain bandit but instead was a Damo from the police bureau. And screamed. At that moment, he also discovered the wound on her arm and immediately put her on his horse, escorting her to his seodang (traditional schoolhouse) . With the injured girl, he heads towards the daughter of his teacher, who is also female physician Park Ji Hyun.
After a few days…
“Why am I always thinking of that girl?”
“‘Scuse me, but I don’t know why I keep thinking about you. You are far from my ideal woman standards.”
“My ideal woman standards~”
“These are all muscles you know~” * Gulp~ *
“When did I ever imagine ……. this, yes I did imagine this, fine!”
“You are NEVER my ideal woman, ever!”
First and foremost, she must be intellectual~
And unconditionally, she must be below 24 years of age~
“Seobangnim~~” (“Sir”, or “Ohppa” in Joseon speak)
And in the top 30 families of the royal family line…
Aah… Seriously… I must be nuts….
Haneul… 天 … ddang … 地 …
(Kimsuhanmoo by Joseon’s Kim Ju Won is a scholarly recital of the meaning of various hanja *lol*)
imaginary Gil Ra Im: “Heheh… Have fun!”
Haneul~~~天~~~ ddang~~~ 地 ~~~
BY Secret Garden DC Gallery’s So Ka Woo
And So Ka Woo’s New Year greeting from the Se-Ga official site…
( ㅡㅡ; How dare you lower my head!! )
(LOWER IT… OR ELSE…)