#ExtraordinaryAttorneyWoo - the whales metaphor : a thread 🧵 🐋🐳. #ParkEunBin #KangTaeOh
With the opening of #ExtraordinaryAttorneyWoo we can mesure the accurancy & efforts YoungWoo is portrayed as a person with asd, as we can already autism’s typical characteristics : ritual behaviors, hypersensitivity of the 5 senses alignement & tidying,…
The tone is giving with the presence of 🐳 everywhere : paintings, key chain or decorative objects . But more surprising, 🐳 are everywhere in youngwoo’s life on her way to the courthouse: 🐳 in the sky or the puddle, 🐳 forms in the traffic lights. It brings a fantasy touch & ..
Highlights the importance of whales in youngwoo’s life: they are her companions that help her make through the day. One of the 1st advice Youngwoo’s dad gave her when she started to work was to never 🐳 talk at the office. But why ? #ExtraordinaryAttorneyWoo
🐳 are the special interest of Youngwoo. A special interest, for someone with asd, is restricted & repetitive patterns of behavior, interests or activities. Its main characteristic is intensity: It can be so absorbing that it’s the only thing the person wants to do or talk about.
Hans Asperger used to call his young patients « little professors » for their academic knowledge in their special interests. Usually, the special interest is more mechanical (how things work) than psychological (how ppl work) as the human psyche is a challenge for neurodivergent
Ppl with asd can be so absorbed by their special interest that they want to talk about it all the time. This can lead to issues as launching into a lengthy monologue without realizing the person is disinterested #ExtraordinaryAttorneyWoo
Does it sound familiar now ? #ExtraordinaryAttorneyWoo
But 🐳 are way far more than a special interest for Youngwoo. It’s bringing magic & fantasy in her life as there’s always a 🐳 or 🐬 jump during her eureka moments. Moreover, they are everywhere in her life, even if in front of hanbada building, up in the sky as her companions
When she was 5 yo, Youngwoo had 2 special interest: laws & legos. 🐳 came after. The reason was given by YoungWoo herself as she told spring sunshine the method to kill a 🐳 : attacking the baby 1st, to get the mother. 🐳 are known for their strong maternal instinct as …
…they must protect at all cost the calf in the dangerous oceans (the male is nowhere to be found after reproduction). If she had been a whale, Youngwoo would never been abandoned by her mother. Here’s the reason for her fascination for those animals. #ExtraordinaryAttorneyWoo
Despite her dad’s lie (death of her mom), Youngwoo knows that her mom abandoned her (her grandma, who doesn’t like her, told her the truth). It’s the trauma in Youngwoo’s life. She never got to have a maternal figure, didn’t have any friend until Geurami & was bullied in school
Youngwoo’s dedication to whales come from her admiration for their maternal instinct. Plus, cetaceans form matriarcal society where the female has a leading role…like in hanbada & Taesan law firms #ExtraordinaryAttorneyWoo
Despite having been raised by a loving father, Youngwoo probably never overcome to be abandoned and it’s her biggest. Her love for 🐳 is as big as her trauma. That’s why 🐳 are more than a special interest, it’s her way to cope in life #ExtraordinaryAttorneyWoo
I’ve never been interested in 🐳, but I’m surprised to be more & more concerned by the 🐳 talk, like JunHo (who’s in love, that’s why) bc there’s a lot a parallels to do with us. I even shed some tears hearing who the whales were killed. That’s #ExtraordinaryAttorneyWoo ‘s power
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