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Fanfiction: Moyuan and Bai Qian, Book 2 - Chapter 19 Part 4 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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  Chapter 19 - The Dragon’s Scale Part 4 written by LalaLoop edited by Kakashi     consulting by Bunny Alone in the Guest Hall of Xunzhua, Yehua cast a long look around. He had once walked in here a broken prince, a failure and a subject of ridicule of the eight realms. To him there was not much to live for at the time, and he had considered the most insane ideas to escape judgement. But here he was again, about to face the same people – those who had bluntly criticized him but at the same time offered their help, those he had fought to defend, and also those he had come to admire. “Celestial Crown Prince?” spoke the voice of the King of Xunzhua and Yehua turned around. The purpose of his visit rushed back to Yehua at once, and he spoke while the king was still making his way to his seat at the front. “Excuse my abrupt visit, this is rather urgent. In fact, I would have spoken with the princess directly if I’d been granted entry to her Invention Room --” “My sister?” The king turne

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #328

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Trotwood: Everyone was so excited to see 2020 go only to have the first week of 2021 seem like a long year already. kakashi: Maybe humor can save us.  KOREA The Uncanny Counter It took me so long to finish watching this weekend's episodes because I was crying so much. If you watched, you will know the scene. I love this show and I love this team, but I was also wondering what they were going to do at this point with the evil spirits on the lose and our team one man down. But this weekend's episodes seem to be a turning point with our team getting permission the Counter legislature (I don't remember what they are called) to go after the mayor and his team. However, if anyone thinks this is easy . . . We know now this show isn't afraid of killing people off. I want some time to watch the bad guys fight amongst themselves for awhile first though. Mr. Queen I only had time to watch one of the two episodes this week, so maybe my confusion will be cleared up with the second e

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 87 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 87 written by LigayaCroft edited by Kakashi A month later and they were all fully-settled in a fairly-sized mansion in the north section of Lijiang on the other side of the bridge that connected the residential area to the marketplace, with a legitimate tea trading business as a front. The men and women who had traveled with the Weis assumed roles of storekeepers, housekeepers and servants in Li’s household. Wei Qiang posed as his grandfather, and Wei Xiaolian as his cousin. His past knowledge of growing teas had come in very handy, and differentiated him from the rest of the sellers on Tea Street. The teas he ended up selecting for reselling from the caravans were only a few, and even with the same tea variety from the same suppliers, he only selected the best of the stock. The teas they sold were thus both limited in variety and supply. Within the next month, he had built up quite a reputation and demand— first with the first class citizens of the town, then the working clas

Rants and Weekly Raves #327 (RAWR)

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Trotwood: Even though I was on vacation, I didn't watch many new dramas. I did a lot of rewatching of old favorites and reading manga that was gifted to me for Christmas. I also got sucked into watching videos about stationery and office supplies, which is a problematic addition of mine. I really don't need more notebooks and pens, but . . . You know you have a problem when you aren't an artist, but seriously consider buying a pencil case that would hold 55 pens! I include a link, but there are over 300 videos, so if you don't have time or have a weakness like mine, be warned! kakashi: I am back at work and about to going into 5 hours of discussing other people's work. I'm absolutely not motivated. KOREA The Uncanny Counter The evil that is in this town isn't confined to the demons that the Counters are supposed to be hunting. In fact, as I've said before I think the town is so full of these demons is because there are so many evil humans for them to ab

Drama Comfort 2020: A Year End Reflection

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  Trotwood: It's that time of year again where we usually do an end of year review for the blog. Last year, we even did an END of DECADE review . However, this year was not like any other year not just for us but for the whole planet. This blog was not unaffected by the turmoil going on in everyone's lives. In fact, most of us, despite working mainly if not completely from home, actually watched less dramas not more. I also thought more about what people might like at the end of such a painful year, so  I thought about doing something different for this end of the year post. I was in search of comfort for quite a lot of this year, which for me often (too often) means cake. Since I can't mail a cake to every one of our viewers,  I asked our regular RAWR contributors to share a memory (or two) associated with dramas or watching dramas that provided comfort this past year. I'd like to invite our readers to also share in the comments. Lots of people are going to try to for

Rants and Weekly Raves #326 (RAWR)

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kakashi: I'm sure y'all want to talk about Bridgerton ! Well... at least Panda will want to :) Trotwood: I will make sure I put a spot for it here. I feel like I'm the only one not watching it, and that's merely because of my vow not to get Netflix before I retire. Sorry, I completely forgot it's Tuesday today!!!!!! I'm frolicking around in the snow. me, waiting for 2021 KOREA The Uncanny Counter No episodes this weekend. OCN was showing holiday specials instead. Mr. Queen I didn't watch this weekend. I just forgot. I know it's still doing gang busters in the ratings, but it isn't the kind of show where I'm dying to see the next episode. Handmade Love  I was right last week. The client isn't appreciative of Sa Rang's help, but of course Woven's guilt causes him to rethink what he has said as well. I like that the show makes him apologize for his tone but not for what he said to the client. There is more than one way to help a person a

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 86 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 86 written by LigayaCroft edited by Kakashi “Xiaolian, your manners are becoming more uncouth each day.” The old man reprimanded, hitting the back of Suiren’s incarnation’s thighs with his walking stick. “It is only because you have no spirit energy in you that you didn’t notice that this man is a cultivator—“ “If he’s a cultivator, why did he fight so badly? I could have peeled him like an apple and killed him several times.” Even though she had just talked about how to best kill him next by throwing him down the gorge or peeling him like an apple, her voice still sounded like the most beautiful melody to Li’s ears. “Oh, why is he crying?” “Xiaolian, maybe you’ve given him a fright,” answered another male voice. “You should really try to be more ladylike sometimes.” The old man shuffled toward Li, assisted by his stick. Li knew that this was just for show. The old man’s cultivation level was already very high, probably the highest he had seen from any mortal he had met in all

Rants and Weekly Raves #325 (RAWR)

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Trotwood: I'm exhausted. I feel like I have a case of senioritis even though it's winter. Senioritis, for those of you who don't know, happens to seniors (in high school or university) when they are close to being done but aren't yet, but their bodies and minds are ready to be done, so they start slacking off from work. It's like they can see the end of the line and their bodies are ready to just be there already--that's how I feel. How can I be in the holiday spirit when I'm in charge of pre-holiday COVID testing logistics and making sure homeless students have places to live (and food) during the break? I've been watching more anime than dramas this week. Finished Given . Started Haikyu again. Didn't realize there were so many seasons. Any anime recommendations? Kakashi is (re)watching Attack on Titan. Any other recommendations? I'm inclined to sports ones or girl power ones.   Kakashi: It's not a rewatch of Attack on Titan , Trot, it'

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 85 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 85 written by LigayaCroft edited by Kakashi Lijiang turned out to have a distinct charm to it compared to the other mortal cities that Li had been to. Mei Lin had mentioned earlier that its residents barely comprised half of the populace, as most of the people one would run into in Lijiang were tourists from the northern states or merchants stopping by as they set off to trade with countries to the south and west. As an economic hotspot, its government officials did not lack money to build and refine its infrastructure. All of its roads were made of cobblestones, where mules and yaks in caravans loaded with burlap sacks of tea, salt and silks traveled through nonstop. Water passed through the entire city, and was made more scenic by a well thought of arrangement of bridges, winding roads and waterways. Lastly, the city thrived with the majestic Yulong Mountain as its backdrop, which added to the awe-factor that tourists came from afar to experience, especially during the summ