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Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 21 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 21Written by MiniOrchid, chimera and kakashi
edited by JoAnne

Nine hundred ninety-nine dishes and 99 types of wine were served at the final banquet on the last day of the White Rock Sea Festival. The official festivities started at noon and ended at sunset to symbolize the peaceful conclusion of a tiring but advantageous journey, though for most of the guests the party did not end there - there was plenty of wine and food to be had afterwards, too, and most of the immortals mingled long into the night with old and new friends, in large and in small groups.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 20 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 20written by Chimera & Miniorchid
edited by kakashi & JoAnne

As night fell, Zi Lan and Die Feng took to the comfort of sharing a late night tea in their tent. Both disciples were exhausted but content from partaking in the festivities and from helping to make arrangements for the diplomatic meeting. Zi Lan felt fortunate to share a tent with his senior, who seemed very happy to share this space with 16th even though he was the second prince of the Western Sea.

Rants and Weekly Raves #141 (RAWR)

JoAnne: So these 30-minute episodes, with two released per evening giving us four episodes a week... it doesn't bother me so much. How about you guys?  So far, the only side effect for me is that Lookout, of the new shows I've seen so far, doesn't do it - and I'm left feeling a little disappointed that I don't have two more episodes to look forward to even though I know I'm getting the same amount of show!
Trotwood: I thought Fight My Way/Third Rate My Way was the show that didn't. Trying to catch up and recover from the endings this week.
It doesn't either, but at the time I hadn't seen it.
Hi, I'm kakashi and I'm still not watching anything. Plus, I have no energy to recap, so don't request any shows, thanks.
SakiVI: I'm too exhausted to write about anything as well because I have sooooooooo much writing for work to do!  But gosh, this Jaehyo picture is refreshing...

Fanfic: A Cypress in Winter – Chapter 7 (Ice Fantasy - 幻城)

Chapter 7 Written By UnicornSlippers and SakiVI
Editing By SakiVI and Charistia

Xun Ru woke with a start, stretching his aching limbs and blinking in the too-bright late morning sun. He sneezed harshly twice and struggled to remember just where the hell he was. After a few attempts, he clambered very slowly to his feet and tried to rub the ache out of his head. Out of habit, he patted at his coin purse and was relieved to find it still attached to his belt. He staggered towards the faint clamour of the soldier’s drill yard, bracing himself for the derisive glares from the Ice Tribe warriors.

He had been angry last night… very angry, and very desperate. He had emptied his water jug the moment the Earth Tribe guards had been settled in the barracks. Of course, the jug didn’t contain water. It held potent Black Willow Cider he had pilfered from the royal buttery in the palace at Sanctuary. The resulting alcohol-fueled display of self-pity and indignation had concluded with him …

Fanfic: Together, Waiting for the Flower to Bloom - Prologue (Ice Fantasy - 幻城)

More Ice Fantasy fanfic!
PrologueWritten by: Lala
Editing: UnicornSlippers, Charistia, Jaehyus

Outside the Great Palace of the Fire City, red magic lilies bloom beautifully, but the apothecaries, maids and guards all pass by with worrying faces, not even looking at the flowers once.

Recently, the health of the Fire Queen has quickly deteriorated. The Fire Tribe has just been formed not very long ago. Although it has quickly asserted itself among the Three Realms as a formidable opponent of the leading Ice Tribe and making numerous smaller tribes its vassals, it is still worrying for everyone that in the middle of all this, the Fire Queen has fallen sick.

In the Grand Hall, the chief guard Huo Jian is respectfully recommending to the Queen the medicines that the apothecaries have prescribed. But contrary to his concerned face, the Queen looks at those medicines indifferently, then moves her hand, signalling him to stop talking.

"Your Majesty." Huo Jian respectfully bows: &quo…

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 19 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

**Not a chapter you want to read with your husband or your parents breathing down your neck.** Chapter 19Written by kakashi & panda
Edited by JoAnne

On the fifth day of the peace talks, Mo Yuan felt like he had lost thousands of years of cultivation to diplomacy. His head constantly hummed from suppressed tension and his patience, usually one of his fortes, was running out. The Demons had easily filled two full days with empty, pointless assurances of good-will, likely to wear him down.

Fanfic: A Cypress in Winter – Chapter 6 (Ice Fantasy - 幻城)

Chapter 6Written By UnicornSlippers
Editing by SakiVI

Xing Jiu entered Mirage Hall thirty minutes later, taking the extra time to walk off the excitement of the evening’s activities with Lan Shang before his audience with the King.

Rants and Weekly Raves #140 (RAWR)

Trotwood: Where is everyone? All I see is Jo's red, and I know you guys are watching more than I am. I'm even behind on Sung Swoon because there was too much going on in RL and I needed something crazy instead of Swoonworthy (see below).
JoAnne: I had an advantage - I set up the post this time (it's usually me or Kakashi) but I did it really late this week. Saturday, I think. So others might not have had a chance to make entries yet. I was thinking I hadn't done much but once I started making notes I realized I did pretty well this week.
kakashi: If by "you guys" you, Trotwood, mean me, you are very much mistaken, for I am still not watching anything. Actually, it feels like less than anything. Real life has taken the definition of "totally swamped" to the next level.

Ah, but before I forget: CONGRATS DR. Panda!!!!!!

Bad Thief, Good Thief 도둑놈, 도둑님 - Episode 1 (KimJiCap)

kakashi: My darling Kim Ji-hoon, are you really making me go through hours upon hours of ultra complicated, melodramatic childhood stories? Yes, you are. This shit is pretty dark, people.
SakiVI: This childhood stuff is so irritating when they could've addressed all this in a monologue. And one guy keeps crying to the point I want to slap him.
JoAnne: I guess we're going to go through their WHOLE childhood, since we're starting with them so young. I'm not finding it hard to follow, though. 

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 18 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

WARNING: Not for underaged eyes, turn away! To read chapter 18, you must be at least 18! Or 21! Yes, be 21!
Chapter 18written by kakashi & panda
edited by JoAnne

Shao Wan was extremely proud of herself: she had gone through two days of what they called “diplomatic meetings" without losing her temper, without further angering the God of War (though she was sorely tempted, more than usual after the beach encounter) and without gutting Cheng Yin alive. Yes, she was on her best behavior, and she occasionally looked at Fong Hung over her shoulder seeking his nod of approval for it.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 17 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 17written by Chimera and kakashi
Edited by JoAnne

Father Immortal said that since Shao Wan was new to philosophy she and Mo Yuan could study together. “These last few years, Mo Yuan has cultivated patience and stability. He should be a good helpmate,” he concluded, stroking his beard.

Fanfic: A Cypress in Winter – Chapter 5 (Ice Fantasy - 幻城)

Warning: Not Safe For Work. Sexy Times Ahead!  Let’s hope my 12 yo doesn’t figure out how to get into my Google Docs Account. Chapter 5Written By UnicornSlippers
Non-Written Consultation by Mr UnicornSlippers
Editing by SakiVI and Panda

As the royal guard fed and watered the horses before their journey, Song Bai watched Ying Kong Shi speaking quietly with Granny and his unruffled companion, dazzling light and shadow dark heads bent together in deep conversation. She was ecstatic that the young ruler had agreed to help their entourage, but the swiftness with which he had changed his mind made her suspicious. What had made him suddenly reverse course, and why had he looked at her so strangely when he had touched her arm? She studied him as he spoke with the old woman, his hands moving with excited gestures. This was the most animated she had seen him since he had first materialized in the forest.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 16 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 16written by kakashi
edited by JoAnne

For reasons not entirely clear to the Water King of the Western Seas and his Queen, this year’s White Rock Sea Festival drew a much larger crowd than any of the previous festivals. As usual, they had sent out a generous amount of invitations to this cultural celebration of Realm diversity, expecting many polite refusals. However, more and more immortals had put their name on the guest list this year as the festival drew closer.

Rants and Weekly Raves #139 (RAWR)

kakashi: Sneakily, we hit 9 Mio pageviews over the weekend. Congrats!
Trotwood: I'm slowly coming out of the abyss that is the end of the semester. Memorial Day weekend, I should be back in the thick of things. My non-Korean drama ban is over, but I'm just so tired that I'm still not watching much. I'm not even lying to myself about how I'm going to start stuff I said I wanted to watch (Man to Man, Tunnel) and am just going to watch what I am now and maybe marathon some lakorns on Memorial Day.
JoAnne: I still sort of feel like I'm wrapped in cotton wool. Strange days.
Shuk: I still remember the excitement when we hit 1 million! Thank you, all our lovely squeeglets. mwah mwah!

Fanfic: A Cypress in Winter – Chapter 4 (Ice Fantasy - 幻城)

Chapter 4Written by UnicornSlippers
Consultation by Charistia
Editing by SakiVI

Shi and Xing Jiu emerged from a burst of churning magical energy into the frozen landscape of Snow Fog forest. Xing Jiu immediately fell forward into the snow, the contents of his stomach ejecting forcefully as he emitted a weak groan. Shi laughed impishly as he patted his advisor on the shoulder. Xing Jiu always got nauseated from his teleportation spells, but Shi was annoyed with his constant meddling. Xing Jiu had wanted to come home, so Shi had granted him his wish. Maybe he would think twice before trying to bribe Shi with Ka Suo’s name in the future.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 15 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 15written by kakashi
edits by JoAnne

Shao Wan woke up under a warm blanket, feeling exceptionally well rested despite sleeping on the hard rock surface. The chains from her hands were gone, her body was healed and her head felt fine. Her stomach lurched and then growled loudly when the smell of food wafted through the air.

Fanfic: A Cypress in Winter – Chapter 3 (Ice Fantasy - 幻城)

Chapter 3Written By: UnicornSlippers
Edits By: Charistia and SakiVI

"This must be the gate between realms, then?" asked Xun Ru a bit too brightly, reaching down for his water jug and taking a swig. He eyed the old woman motioning to them with interest.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 14 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

*Trigger warning: non consensual, violent scenes ahead* (1st part)
Chapter 14written by kakashi
Edited by JoAnne

Completely disoriented, Shao Wan regained her senses with horrible pain piercing her head like a red-hot iron. She wanted to throw up some more, but she only managed to retch with an empty stomach. Ice cold hands were cruelly pinching sensitive spots on her body. When her eyes flew open, she saw it was Cheng Yin, naked and fully aroused, face flushed purple with lust. He had hung her chained hands from a hook in the dungeon ceiling. How interesting … this was a first for her. From how much her body hurt and the rest of her tattered clothes looked, it seemed he had literally dragged her here.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 13 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 13written by kakashi
edits by JoAnne

Shao Wan wasn’t happy. She had again lost her temper because of Mo Yuan and that fox of his who wasn’t even his fox. Before the meet-up, she had planned her revenge very carefully and, she was particularly proud of that, rationally. She had worked out several possible scenarios, all of which ended with torture and gruesome death for Mo Yuan. But then, the confusingly young Celestial twin of Mo Yuan had turned up.

Rants and Weekly Raves #138 (RAWR)

SakiVI: Either I'm running out of time or energy or both, but I feel inclined to drop everything except the daily dramas I never talk about here.
kakashi: Every year, this time of the year is hellishly busy. It quiets back down sometime in June - I honestly can't wait.
JoAnne: I'm feeling it, too. Plus, I'm feeling a little out of balance and need to re-calibrate. You may have noticed that while I'm watching a lot, I'm not watching as much, and not trying very hard to keep up. I kept telling myself I wanted to but then I kept not doing it, and finally I realized what that meant. I'm not tired of dramas, but I'm mostly snacking. Is it a Peach hangover?
Shuk: I'm just fiendishly busy, without a lot of time to sit still and enjoy dramas. 

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 12.5 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Another NSFW post! Chapter 12.5 (A Special aka Fanservice)written by Miniorchid
edits by kakashi and JoAnne

Bai Qian arrived in the Nine Heavens ahead of her husband. She was very angry. After Shifu had taken the Demon Witch away Bai Qian had tried to go after them, but Ye Hua had held her back with no real explanation given. She struggled against him for a while, but short of using the Kunlun Fan she couldn't win. For lack of other options she had gone back to the Nine Heavens without a single word.

Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花 - FINAL Episode 58 (Recap)

kakashi: We're at the end, my friends. What a delightful journey.
JoAnne: We still haven't recovered from what was basically a meteor strike dead center of our drama lives.
Will we ever? My normal drama life feels extinct, like the dinosaurs.

Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花 - List of Characters

Confused about who is who in 3310 aka Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms aka Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms or Eternal Love? Yeah, there's a lot of characters. Below, you find an annotated who is who, which we will update as we go and meet new characters.

There is a timeline too. 

Please be aware: This post contains *SPOILERS*!

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 12 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 12Written by Miniorchid (with inserts by kakashi)
Edits by kakashi & JoAnne

As Ye Hua made his way through the fragrant peach trees to Zhe Yan’s hut, his mind was full of Bai Qian. He had come to get contraceptive peaches for her. This morning, he had noticed she had none left and had gathered from her behavior that she had not yet realized. Because he knew how important they were to her, he thought he would quickly replace them so that she would not get worried.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 11 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 11Written by kakashi
Cultural and Dijun Consultant: Juls

Edits: JoAnne

After leaving the orchard drunk and furious, Shao Wan went on a rampage. Frankly, she did not remember much about it later, but there were many tales told in all the realms about an unsettling storm without rain that night, of lightning without thunder, of bone-chilling howling - and some said cursing - in the skies.

Ice Fantasy Destiny 幻城凡世 - Episode 4 (Recap)

SakiVI: This is a hilarious episode, and, we get Shi and Yan Da, yay! But Yan Da is a bit weak, boo. On the other hand, she has a doppelganger who may be evil, but is rather fun. Also, I'm setting a rule: anyone who mentions a Not Ice Fantasy Series show in the comments, has to upload a picture of Jaehyo.
kakashi: Hilarious? More like CRAZY. This show is insane.
JoAnne: Look! Look! It's my Dreamer! I could dream of Jeannie, but no, I'll dream of this guy.

Fanfic: A Cypress in Winter – Chapter 2 (Ice Fantasy - 幻城)

Chapter 2written by: UnicornSlippers
Editing: Saki, Charistia
Consultation: Charistia

Shi crested the rim of a curved ledge and turned back to scan the broken landscape for any sign of Xing Jiu. The terrain was grey and colorless, covered in a fine, dusty gravel and dotted with pallid boulders. Shi sighed in exasperation, shifting his gaze back to the expansive horizon. A storm was forming in the distance, twisting and coiling as it marshaled power from the unstable atmosphere.

Several days ago, they had been approached in the mortal city of Hollow Lake by a man named Lai Yi. He told them that the fabled Blood Red Lotus was rumored to be located in the forsaken Northern Wilds. The Wilds were bleak and isolated; a harsh and unyielding environment that mortals avoided. Although suspicious of more unsubstantiated gossip, the Northern Wilds were largely unexplored, and this gave Shi renewed hope in their mission. It was possible that the relic had been so difficult to find because it…

Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花 - Episode 57 (Recap)

kakashi: Sad, sad, sad grieving. Me crying.
JoAnne: But his hair is really happy to see us, Kakashi!

Rants and Weekly Raves #137 (RAWR)

kakashi: This week, on Wednesday, I woke up at 8:27 (overslept!) and had to be at an important meeting at 9:00. 15 Minutes from wake-up to the tram - and I made it. I am so proud of myself. This is about all I can tell you.
SakiVI: If I knew I could do that, I would drag things out until 8:45 and still be late.
Trotwood: So many events going on at work because every group is trying to stuff its end of year event/award/recognition thingy in at the same time. Every night there is a show or ribbon cutting or award ceremony. I feel behind in everything. No time for much. I've started taking my tablet to gym to watch shows.
JoAnne: I feel like this week was in stealth mode Where did it go? What was I doing while it went? Even this weekend: judging by what I actually did, I spent most of Saturday and Sunday in a coma? Did I black out or something? Apparently I spent two days sitting in my living room staring at a wall. Did I eat? Did I pee? Who can tell? I'm drawing a blank.

When a Snail Falls in Love 如果蜗牛有爱情 - Episode 20 (Recap)

kakashi: Xu Xu takes on the Golden Python. Be careful, brave snail, the snake is deadly! Sadly, it's our valiant Lion who suffers the most in this episode. One episode before the end, we do not know ... will he make it?
Eleanor: The closer we get to the end, the more I'm terrified the Lion will die T____T noooooo!!! Wang Kai looks soooooooo attractive in this screenshot. 
Trotwood: I feel like it is so long since I've thought about the show. I know I've been in denial about tour squeecaps ending, so I've taken a long time to do my part. However, I saw a guy who looked like Husband at the PriceRite today (same flat head in back, too very similar face but way too short), and I remembered my obligation.
JoAnne: Was he buying Bisquick? Syrup?