It’s been awhile, but it is high time we got back into the story of the immortal Yi Sun-sin. The main narrative, including his first naval encounter is set to begin. He has been preparing for this moment since the moment his was promoted. He has now been presented with what many historians and politicians refer to as “a crisis of opportunity.” He is in complete control of the last organized military resistance in Korea. No one is expecting any sort of offensive maneuver, not even the Joseon ministers themselves. However, armed with the confidence born of extreme dedication and purpose, and burning with the desire to avenge and punish, Yi Sun-sin somehow maintains his composure as he advances through the island chains and jagged coastlines of southern Korea toward the Japanese menace.
Presenting episode 5, where Yi Sun-sin’s true genius is put on display. Prepare yourself for the real debut of the Korean god of war, the greatest hero in Korean history: 충무공 (The Duke of Loyalty and Warfare) Admiral Yi Sun-sin.
Yi Sun-sin: Episode 5 – Catch a Tiger by the Tail
Episode Four – Turtle Ships
It’s been forever since I’ve managed to get anything uploaded so, I’m taking a new approach: Record and publish and to hell with perfectionism! Just kidding, I am still going to polish each episode before I subject it to the scrutiny of the internet, not only for my own sake, but for Yi Sun-sin’s! You will notice that this upload needs some serious work still; for example, around the 10 minute mark I start rambling about diving in turtle ships, and this will have to be edited out or replaced, but I’ve decided to go ahead put it up anyway as I promised an episode about A MONTH AGO! This episode will no doubt be the longest one to date and it will the first to be tested on my podcast feed. However, I’m still going to upload it in chunks, as I have done so far, so that older listeners can preview it as I get it ready. This blog needs some love!
I’m not sure if it’ll be three or four chunks when it is finally done, but here is the first one. The idea is to get them all done and then add them all to the RSS feed as a whole. I’ve decided to keep all of the old stuff as is, and use this blog as sort of a record of the somewhat frustrating, but ultimately satisfying learning process. I will replace this upload with a better version as soon as I can. Feedback is always welcome.
*Editing and additional effects to follow. Thanks for listening!
P.S. If I can’t find that screenshot from AOE2, I’ll have to start a new game and take another. I formatted my computer and it has gone missing. In the mean-time, here is another illustration of Korean turtle ship, schematics included.
This is the website for a new podcast called Korean Heroes. It is a work in progress and a project I’ve been looking forward to launching for several years now. The first podcast descriptions and website content will be uploaded by March 1st, 2016 and the feeds should start rolling out shortly after that. The site will be up and running just in time for the National Holiday (Bank Holiday for those of you who call it that), in South Korea that celebrates the Korean Independence movement during the Japanes occupation of the Korean peninsula from 1910-1945. More on that in a future podcast series! Happy 삼일절 (sam-il-jeol: literally 3-1 Day translated directly fromÂ Korean).