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Drama Craze (DC) is an infectious disease in men and women caused by the virus of the family dramaaddictionviridae,
more commonly known as Asian Drama viruses (ADVs). Although DC is often
confused with other addiction-like-illnesses, especially the English
drama addiction, DC is a more severe disease in which viruses are
contracted through exposure to terra dramatis (Land of Drama a.k.a. Dramaland). DC may produce social awkwardness and withdrawal from reality, particularly in teenage girls.
Figure 1: Eating habit in severe casesDrama Craze (DC) can occasionally lead to Otaku-ness, the
obsessiveness for anything Asian, in the sense of being narrow and
anti-social due to attachment to computer technology; similar
characteristics of a stalker. The manifestation of Otaku-ness may cause
persons to enact direct drama otaku or secondary personal otaku of a
certain celeb. In extreme cases, the infected will show signs of both
Otaku-ness characteristics. Otaku-ness even applies to persons who are
usually muchMUCHolder than celeb on hand.
Figure 2: Pictured on the right is an Otaku
Signs and Symptoms
Approximately 90% of people with Drama Craze (DC) are initially
asymptomatic. Symptoms of DC usually take time to manifest. It may take a
few weeks, a few months or even a few years, depending on persons'
immunity. Many people are so ill that they are confined in front of
their PC for several days, with aches and pains throughout their bodies,
which are worse in their backs and legs.
Body aches (especially joints and back)
Headache (especially in the morning)
Irritated, watering eyes and prominent dark circles
Figure 3Psychological Symptoms
Developing affection towards everything Asia which includes:
Rise in general knowledge about Asia
Change of preference in man/woman (preferring Asians)
Extreme development in Asian vocabulary (severely diseased might
learn one or two Asian language in the process)
Change in preference in food (preferring Asian dishes)
Figure 4: Love for Asia, Asia Daisuki Desu/Sarranghaeo SyndromePoint to note: Russia, the largest country of Asia is surprisingly, NOT
a part of this phenomenon as with most of the other Asian countries.
This phenomenon is centered mainly around South Korea and Japan.
Startup page containing various online drama streaming sites,
tumbler/twitter or Facebook page of
biases, MDL, Fan Cafes, etc.
Extreme shortage in disk space
Introduction of Asian drama OST in music drive (in severe cases, Asian
music might be the only folderin the drive)
Figure 5: Startup page of a self-entitled Drama Crazy who's currently enjoying term break
WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!!
When a newbie (or presumably a veteran) seems to be recovering from Drama Craze by losing all signs of DC symptoms. Loss of symptoms is NOT a definitive sign of a complete recovery. In fact, ADVs are viruses thatremain in the body after an initial infection; thus, infection can return later. A sudden relapse willcause an increased susceptibility and indefinite contraction of Drama Craze. There is NO hope ofrecover at this point.
Types of Viruses
In virus classification, Asian Drama viruses (ADVs), are
hypothetical viruses that make up a few of the unlimited genre of the
family dramaaddictionviridae. ADVs of more than one type may be found in the infected:
Korean Drama virus
Japanese Drama virus
Mandarin Drama virus
Filipino, Thai Drama viruses can also be found in most severe cases
Korean Drama Virus (KDV)
This genus has one species, Korean Dramas (KD) . God like humans (most
of the time surgically altered) are the natural hosts for a large
variety of Korean Drama Virus. This virus is currently causing
devastating outbreaks around the world, giving rise to human KD
pandemics, commonly known as "Hallyu Wave." The type of KDVs are the
most virulent human pathogens among all the ADV types and cause the most
severe disease. Almost 60% of the world's diseased persons were
initially infected by this virus alone.
Japanese Drama Virus (JDV)
This genus has one species, Japanese Dramas (JD). JDV almost exclusively
infects anime lovers, and is less common than the Korean Drama virus
(KDV). The only other persons known to be susceptible to JDV infection
are the already infected Kdrama and Tdrama addicts. This type of
infection mutates at a rate 23 times slower than KDV and consequently
is less diverse. However, JDV mutates to the point that a lasting
immunity is not possible. This reduced rate of diversity, combined with
its limited host range, ensures that pandemics of Japanese Drama virus
do not occur.
Mandarin Drama Virus (MDV)
This genus has two species, Taiwanese dramas (TD) and Chinese dramas
(CD). With MDV, it is more common to be infected by both species, as
opposed to just one. MDV sometimes causes both severe illness and local
epidemics. However, MDV is the rarest genus among ADVs; thus, is less
common and usually only causes an increase in addiction to the already
infected patients by other two types.
Except the obvious transmission from infected people around, there are a few general ways of transmission of ADVs:
Anime/Manga ? ? ? ? ? Drama
From Kpop/Jpop ? ? ? ? ? Drama
Figure 10: Example using Hoya of Infinite and as a cast member of Reply 1997
Asian Movies ? ? ? ? ? Drama
Bored with English Dramas ? ? ? ? ? Bring it on Asian Dramas!
This topic is not a subject of discussion on this site; if you are cured
you wouldn't be reading this in the first place. If you want to be
cured, then look solace somewhere else! ;) As mentioned earlier, once
you contract an ADV, it stays with you forever! Drama Craze ftw!
Figure 13: Error message that should appear if you search for a cure of "Drama Craze" in MDL
This article is heavily indebted to the "influenza" article on Wikipedia.
(You will be surprised by the similarity!) The format is borrowed but
the content is different. The data presented here are all collected
while day dreaming; believe at your own risk! The author is also a
patient of the same disease thereby subjected to zero responsibilities