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Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #349

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Trotwood: I'm drowning in being behind in dramas. I've just given up on some, even those I really like. I'm still two weeks behind Miss Monte Cristo, and there are so many more dramas coming our way. I thought I'd have more time once my semester was over, but then I signed up for two Korean classes and there are all those projects to prepare for a fall that still has moving health targets, and I already feel like summer is over. I love sports dramas, but it looks like I'm not going to even start Racket Boys. I love Zhu Li Long even more than sports dramas, but there is no way I'm going to have the energy for his 40-episode angst-filled The Rebel though it looks lovely. KOREA Sell Your Haunted House Viki is subbing this drama really slowly, so no. I have NOT seen the last episode because Viki hasn't subbed it yet, so please, NO SPOILERS. The egg ghost is back, and I'm not going to lie, it's always freaked me out. I was impatient only because they had

Fanfiction: The Moon Mirror (Pojing & Bai Qian Alternative Ending) - Chapter 4 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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  Chapter 4 written by LalaLoop edited by Kakashi     consulting by Bunny “Just one more time, Qianqian, I’ll get it!” A-li grabbed her sleeve and began to swing her arm to and fro. “One more time.” Bai Qian had been teaching the boy a simple spell to summon fire onto a wooden stick. So far, A-li had not been successful. She sighed, smiling. “All right, one more time and then bedtime.” “Yes!” he jumped, waving his stick. Bai Qian stooped down and moved the candle they’d been working with closer to the edge of her desk. “Concentrate,” she said. “This is a summoning spell. You’re not making a flame, you’re moving it from the candle to the tip of your stick. So think about the distance between the two objects, not the fact that your stick has to burn.” A-li squeezed his eyes close. Bai Qian stood back and couldn’t help giggling at his serious expression. Suddenly his eyes sprang open, A-li breathed in deeply and shot his palm forward. Bai Qian was prepared to see t

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #348

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Trotwood: Thank goodness for the long three-day weekend, but even though I didn't do much but cook for my visiting daughter and eat instead of all the other stuff I planned, I'm still tired. I think I just need a real vacation!! There are still way more dramas coming out than I have time to watch. kakashi: We're all going to need a year long vacation from this lost Covid year. And it's not over yet. Yesterday, I watched Belgravia only to realize about halfway through that I... have watched it before. Wow, brain. Well done. Here is the show that I'm probably never going to watch but looks like it could be zany fun. Did anyone watch Mad for Each Other ? I love Joe Chen, but I can't commit to a 47-episode show about pilots. Anyone watching New Horizon ?

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #347

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Trotwood: I've been reading and writing more than watching lately. Work was sad and exhausting last week with me falling asleep at night in my work clothes more than once. I spent the weekend just catching up on trying to make my apartment remember that a human being lived in it rather than some sort of cave creature. Didn't even watch some of the things I like this weekend, like Dark Hole or the crazy Miss Monte Cristo . Probably should have since I need Kim Ok Bin's beating up alien zombie energy going into this week. I'm hoping to catch up on a lot next weekend since it is a holiday weekend in the US, but then again, I might just sleep.  Is anyone watching Use For My Talent ? I really like Jasper Lui, but I didn't start it when it first happened, which means I probably won't get to this one either. Sigh. 

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #346

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Trotwood: I am back to strong internet, so I have been able to watch dramas. I had a great time with my mother, ate pie, and bought hats. Still, I feel as though, there are so many dramas that are out that I am just never going to see, and I'm much more fine with that than I was before.  I love both Lee Bo Young and Kim Seo Hyung, but the new Korean drama, Mine, has nothing about it in which I'm interested, so it's a pass for me although I'm sure with the two of them the acting is going to be on point.  Also, is anyone watching Miss the Dragon? The people on my t-list either hate it or find it comic for the wrong reasons. Everyone looks really pretty, though.  Kakashi: I still have no desire to watch anything. The last thing I ffwarded was Shadow and Bone . Only for the Darkling scenes though. Poor misunderstood bully. Occasionally, I wonder about the Fated General and its fate.

Fanfiction: The Moon Mirror (Pojing & Bai Qian Alternative Ending) - Chapter 3 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 3 written by LalaLoop edited by Kakashi     consulting by Bunny *This chapter takes place after the events of Chapter 13 part 3 of Moyuan and Bai Qian , after Shaowan has come to Xunzhua. Bai Qian realized that even here, at the edge of an enormous waterfall that was blocking out most noises around, she was still not getting anything done. “A satisfying location to read at,” Zhuowei had said when Bai Qian had asked her where she could go for some true peace and quiet. This was more than satisfying, Bai Qian admitted. It was like a painting in a storybook. Clear sky, freshwater, ancient tree trunks as big as ships, squirrels popping out of random corners, mid-autumn trees turning red and brown. Still, Bai Qian was far from peaceful or able to concentrate. She had been trying to write a letter to Kunlun, thinking that perhaps in writing she could explain herself more effectively than whenever she stood in front of Moyuan. It was a mistake. She was more miserable now than ever be

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #345

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 This is a non-RAWR :D Discuss away, dears.  My Mother's Day present from my kiddo :)  

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #344

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Trotwood: Evening meetings or events every night last week meant no drama watching during the week. Not a lot of time to catch up on weekends either until June. Giving everyone a head's up that I won't be able to post next week because I am going to surprise my mother for Mother's Day. Both my parents got their second shot on April 7, and I have not seen either of them in over a year. I have talked to my mother on schedule every weekend since I went to uni at 5:30 am on Saturday or Sunday when you used to pick the "cheaper times" to call and we were a 4-hour time difference, so it needed to be scheduled. I plan to show up at 5:30 and call like normal, but this time when she picks up, I'm going to ask her to let me in. She will cry. I will cry.  At any rate, the subsidized housing in which she lives has really really slow internet, so I won't be able to watch anything next weekend or post, so . . . Means another week where I won't be talking about the e

Fanfiction: The Moon Mirror (Pojing & Bai Qian Alternative Ending) - Chapter 2 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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  Chapter 2 written by LalaLoop edited by Kakashi     consulting by Bunny *** This chapter takes place after Chapter 12 Part 11 of Moyuan and Bai Qian , after Moyuan has shared his plans concerning the war with Bai Qian and Yehua at the safehouse. *** Moyuan glanced back as he arrived under an old oak tree a considerable distance away from the cottage they were staying at. It would not be long until dawn yet he knew neither his brother nor Bai Qian were resting; and he knew that advising them to do so would probably not work, not after what he had revealed about Luoji and his plans. They had still been talking and debating when he’d left. Sunrise was best seen from where he stood. Perhaps another time, when there was not a war looming above them, he would point that out to her. Then he heard the crackling sound of footsteps against dry leaves on the ground. “Shifu?” Bai Qian was making her way toward the oak tree. “You should get some rest,” he said, unsure why the customary always ca

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #343

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Trotwood: I feel like I'm in a morass. Kakashi sent some of us a great article last week that I shared with my staff that we are all languishing .   I really feel it every day, so that even if I have time, I still am not getting as much done as I should. I clean one room and have no energy to clean another. I take things out to sort with no energy to put them back. I don't have much interest in much of anything. I know what I really need (what we all need) is a real and true break. But despite several types of vaccines all over the planet, it hasn't stopped the deaths, or the lockdowns, or the fights people are still having about people not wanting to mask or social distance. Another show, I had planned to watch with another of my favorite actors Ji Jin Hee, Undercover , premiered this weekend. Did I watch? No? Will I start next weekend? Probably not. I also know if I get two weeks behind in a show, I almost never start it, so . . . too bad, too, since this is the type of s