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Rants and Weekly Raves #153 (RAWR)

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Trotwood: I don't want to say that I'm throwing in the towel, but I feel like I am. I was going to start so many new dramas this month--Strongest Delivery Man, Falsify, Live up to Your Name--but I don't think I have the energy. recapping the epically long episodes of stare acting Cubic is sucking the life out of me and using up all my wtf patience. I have now admitted that I'm only capable of finishing Father is Strange and Teacher Oh Soo Nam. I am watching My Mr. Mermaid because it's quantity of cute sweetness (really I feel like I should brush and floss afterwards because of the sweet) is my counter to all of the ugliness going on the world. other than that, I'll have to rely on everyone else for everything else until I'm finished with my Cubic work.
kakashi: This RAWR is on a diet. It's really thin.
JoAnne: MY WOLF.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 44 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 44written by MiniOrchid
edited by kakashi

Yan Zhi thought of herself as patient. Yes, she had been a patient person throughout her life. With her family and even her subordinates, she had shown great restraint, even when they had been selfish, cold, and ruthless. In the mortal realms, she had been patient when dealing with unruly customers or perverts. She had shown restraint when her brothers had harmed each other, while doing all she could to subdue the damage as a bystander. She found virtue and control when she was able to hold back her negative emotions and clear her head of negative thoughts. Rage did not solve anything, as she had learned from observing her father, who had been an angry hostile man, only sometimes calmed by her presence.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 43 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 43written by Panda
edited by kakashi

It was a balmy, cloudy day when yet more guests arrived at Kunlun Mountains. One came on a beautiful phoenix while the other, resplendent in purple, came with his loyal retainer: It was High God Zhe Yan, the former Heavenly Lord Donghua Dijun and Star Lord Si Ming. As they reached the steps that lead to the Great Hall of Kunlun, the disciples rushed forward to greet them and pay their respects.

The Advisors Alliance 大军师司马懿之军师联盟 - Episode 2 (Recap)

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kakashi: A very gripping second episode, in which we realize how clever Cao Cao is and how slow Sima Yi is. He has a long way to go.
Panda: What an action filled episode, Wow.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 42.5 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 42.5written by Chimera with inserts from Miniorchid

Die Feng was going down the front steps of the Hall when Shimu, Ghost Princess Yan Zhi, and Princess Li Ying approached. Li Ying was hobbling, one arm around Yan Zhi’s shoulder and a handkerchief pressed to her bloody forehead.

“What happened?” Die Feng asked, running down the remaining steps.

CUBIC (A SnarkCap) -- Episode 2

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Shuk: This episode really establishes the dynamics between our couple:  He thinks she can't do something, she proves him wrong and says something snarky, he rethinks her abilities, then underestimates her again. All accompanied by SA, MoS, TS, DM, and all our Cubicisms.
Trotwood: I just love how she talks to him the way no one else does, and he can't stop thinking about her because of it.
Kmuse: Who knew a necktie would be the catalyst between a genius high school student and her CEO mafia principal?

Fanfiction 2: Moyuan and Bai Qian - Chapter 7, Part 1 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 7 - The Bell of DonghuangPart 1

written by LalaLoop
consulting July
editing kakashi

Bai Qian was sitting on the steps leading into the Fox cave, resting her head against the rock wall.

She had never truly appreciated her occasional hot temper, her tendency to display emotional outbursts whenever she felt the need, and her willingness to trust others and confide in them her secrets. She had never fully realized how fortunate she was until now.

Her eyes became blurry.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 42 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 42written by kakashi

“I’m so bored I might grow twigs out of my head soon.”

Mo Yuan had been waiting for Shao Wan to make such a declaration. In fact, he was surprised she had been able to hold back for so long: She really had made progress with her self-control. She was fidgeting around on his bed, attempting to sew some clothes for her toad, quite clearly not making a lot of progress. The animal, who had grown to the size of a large tree cat, eyed him viciously from her lap.

Rants and Weekly Raves #152 (RAWR)

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JoAnne: It's Friday. I've seen both BoWG and School 2017 episodes and that.is.it.
kakashi: That sounds healthy. It's Saturday as I write this and I'm now current with Game of Thrones.
Some of it's that I'm busy, but most of it is that it's harder to watch shows now because of Kocowa. For some reason their shows won't work on my PC, only my phone, and they don't seem interested in helping.
Trotwood: I'm only watching Teacher Oh Soon Nam, fast forwarding Father is Strange, and rewatching Cubic on seemingly endless loop. I think I might pick up Falsify in time for next week's Rawr.
SakiVI: What's Kocowa? I'm sad because I can't start the Kim Nam Gil drama as yet. I'm waiting for Woman of Dignity - which, by the way, Trot, has a police detective you will love - to finish. So, next week, I'll start with my KNG love. I bet he's funny! I also had to drop a couple of shows because no time to watch them. Luckily, there are re…

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 41.5 Monday Special (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 41.5written by MiniOrchid
consulting by Juls
editing by kakashi and Panda

Everyday at Kunlun Mountain was a wonderful day, Qiao Er had decided. She was so happy they could stay at En Gong’s home, even though mother kept reminding her it was only temporary. Qiao Er was accustomed to their constant moving, but she didn’t want to leave this time. There didn’t seem to be any black clad scary men around, she no longer dreamt of them, and her white-clad seniors never ceased to make her laugh with their teasing.

Novoland: The Castle In The Sky 九州·天空城 - Episode 29 Alternative FINAL (Recap)

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kakashi: The first ending (episode 28) didn’t appeal to many people (you don’t say!), so they made another ending! Hahahahahaaa, massive fail. I must admit, 28 really was the biggest mess of a final episode I’ve ever seen. I do prefer this one, and it's not because they made it a happy ending. It just makes much more sense.
JoAnne: I guess we'll see how much I remember of this one, huh?

The Advisors Alliance 大军师司马懿之军师联盟 - List of Characters

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kakashi: The most difficult part of The Advisors Alliance are the many, many characters. In addition, almost all of them have two names - the second is the so-called courtesy name, "a name bestowed upon one at adulthood in addition to one's given name".
This post will be updated as we go - currently contains character info up to episode 3.
Here are the recaps

The King's Avatar 《全职高手》- Episode 8: Let Us Gather, Friends!

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The King's Avatar 《全职高手》- Episode 8: Let Us Gather, Friends! OMG OmG What a fight! Poor Plantago Seed! Haaahaa. Poor Yifan though I hope he gets better. Lastly STEAMED BUN!! My recaps are getting longer... XD

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 41 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 41written by kakashi and panda
explicit sexual content

Without any doubt, Shao Wan was fully healed. She was getting increasingly bored and restless and Mo Yuan knew, it was high time he unsealed her powers. The one and the only valid reason to keep her at Kunlun a little longer was the suspected lack of progress she had made with her control. The stakes were high: he knew well how immense and potent her skylink power was. To harness its full potential and not be a danger all the realms, she needed to work on and master her self-control, on a regular basis, not least if she didn’t want to be used by Cheng Yin again.

CUBIC (A SnarkCap) -- Episode 1

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Trot:  I don’t know what the titles are for individual episodes or even if they have them, so I’m just going to make up my own.
Shuk: Yay! I'm excited about this project. This was a crazy show in my early lakorn-watching days that convinced me to try more Thai entertainment options. For the record, I always thought it would be a great drinking game to have a sip of Tsingtao Beer every time you recognize Taiwan masquerading as Hong Kong.
Kmuse: This is my dream come true. Now I can share all my snarky thoughts regarding Cubic with the world episode by stare-filled episode. I am overwhelmed with joy just thinking of the fun we are going to have with this one.
JoAnne: I might peek in. Don't be confused. Kmuse is not me.

Important Things to Know about My Cubic Recaps Before You Start

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Trotwood: So, I’m doing it again. For some unknown reason, I decided to recap another drama. I think it is because I was feeling so relaxed and energetic over vacation and feeling inspired by all the blog work that Kakashi is doing while being busier than most people on the planet. Instead of starting back small and being sensible by recapping another web (and thus short-episode) drama, I decided to take on a lakorn, and not even a Weir one at that, but Cubic.
Shuk: Yay! Cubic! Or the real name: Cubic: Nee Hua Jai Tee Mai Dai Kor "A Debt Of the Heart". This was my first true crack lakorn. So bad. But so good, since it takes itself waaaay too seriously.
Kmuse:I started watching Cubic when I was sick with the flu.  It was maybe halfway through airing and I binge watched it in one, doped up on Dayquil, day.  It was truly a life-changing experience.  I then simulcasted religiously each Sunday.  Why?  I think that I was somehow brainwashed by all of Bomb's intense staredowns.…

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 40.75 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 40.75written by Miniorchid
edited by kakashi and Chimera

Ever since the day she became a disciple of the High Demon Goddess, Yan Zhi had been training from the early morning hours until late noon, while Qiao Er had her daily numbers lesson with 4th disciple; her unofficial “Shifu”. Although Yan Zhi’s recovery had sped up due to Kunlun’s energy, she knew she didn’t have time to waste: enemies were still after their lives and she would soon have to leave the sanctuary of this Mountain to face them. So, she took every opportunity to train at the top of the secluded waterfall when she was not training with the Demon High Goddess or Li Ying.

Novoland: The Castle In The Sky 九州·天空城 - Episode 28 FINAL (Recap)

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kakashi: Subs get really bad and cryptic. I don’t blame you, subbers, this episode is so weird I had to watch it several times to make sure I wasn’t dreaming or hallucinating.
JoAnne: I'm still not convinced we aren't dreaming right now.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 40.5 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 40.5written by Chimera
edited by/with input by MiniOrchid

While Die Feng stayed at Kunlun, he received regular reports from the West Sea regarding the kingdom’s borders and neighbours. After managing his studies, his juniors’ studies, the library, and practicing his martial arts, Die Feng’s time was wholly engrossed by the reports. There were simply no spare moments to be spent with guests, as regrettable as that was, and he had to delegate the day to day hospitality to Chang Shan. At least, that’s what he told himself.

Fanfic: A Cypress in Winter – Chapter 16 (Ice Fantasy - 幻城)

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Chapter 16Written By UnicornSlippers
Edited By DramaPanda


Silence lay over the forest like a dense, woolen tapestry, the stillness split open only by the sound of thundering hooves. Song Bai clung to her mount as she raced past the trees and she felt the frigid wind sting her eyes and slip down her throat, making it hard to breathe. The stallion’s muscles rippled and his chestnut mane whipped around like a tousled blaze as they charged towards the gate to Earth realm. Through the clusters of gnarled bare branches, she could see the sun sinking low on the horizon. Time was running out; Soon night would be upon them.

She urged the horse forward with a firm press of her heels into his ribs, and she felt the pull and stretch of the gallop quicken beneath her. Her long hair streamed out behind her like a sable pennant, the magic used to disguise her appearance having been spent long ago. As the world rushed by in a tumble of chaotic images, she suddenly caught a flash of movement just t…

Fanfiction 2: Moyuan and Bai Qian - Chapter 6, Part 4 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 6 - Drops of RainPart 4

written by LalaLoop
consulting by Juls
edited by kakashi


“Your brain can never catch up with the speed of your thumping heart in these matters, Xiaowu. Someone as dense as you needs a person who knows you, who can convey sound with silence, who can take hold of your heart and soul the way raindrops seep into the earth - one by one, silently, diligently, as if nothing...”

Rants and Weekly Raves #151 (RAWR)

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Trotwood: I am not currently watching anything except for Teacher Oh Soo Nam and the OTP scenes in Father is Strange. I was going to pick up some of the new shows, but I feel like I'm still mourning over the ending of Secret Forest. I think I'm living in denial through starting recaps for Cubic, a Thai drama.
JoAnne: I'm watching stuff, but slowly. As I write this it's Friday, and all I've seen this week is The King Loves, Habaek, and School. All of which I really like, by the way. Kakashi is back! ...but I don't think she's watching anything. Well, AA. She's watching that.
SakiVI: I forgot about AA. Guess I didn't like it that much, although I was fine watching it.
kakashi: I'm here! I'm here! I'm also back in the office and on a business trip tomorrow. I watched 5 episodes of The White Princess, the only thing I've been watching for forever. I didn't like it enough to continue. I will continue the AA recaps shortly, had to fini…

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 40b (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 40bwritten by kakashi
edited by Chimera, Miniorchid and Panda

Mo Yuan closed the door to his room behind himself, gently, so as not to give Shao Wan the impression of being displeased. He started walking toward his meditation cave with measured steps. Very well, he would spend the night there if he must.

Novoland: The Castle In The Sky 九州·天空城 - Episode 27 (Recap)

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kakashi: Tingjun finally gets some.
JoAnne: Oh thank GOD.
He is not quite himself though.

The King's Avatar 《全职高手》- Episode 7: The Strongest Boss in History

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The King's Avatar 《全职高手》- Episode 7: The Strongest Boss in History Oh man the game company messed up the class system, what else is new? Wait a minute Plantago Seed was never this strong! Who is this guy?? And that feeling when you're so good, you become a BOSS yourself.


Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 40a (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 40written by kakashi

The sun had set and bathed the mountain tops around Kunlun in a fiery red afterglow, but Shao Wan had no eyes for the beauty around her. She sat brooding over a solitary game of Weiqi. She knew how to play, but Demons tended to scoff at this game: it was for boring scholarly types with no warrior’s skills and ambitions. She had never had the patience to sit still for long, but now, she was at a boring, scholarly type of place, with no weapons of her own and no powers to speak of. Suddenly, playing Weiqi seemed like one of the more exciting things to do, especially since the Princesses were not around.

Novoland: The Castle In The Sky 九州·天空城 - Episode 26 (Recap)

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kakashi: We continue but we wish it was over.
JoAnne: Oh my GOD, do we ever. It's alright, though. We somehow sense that our frustration makes things fun for you guys. Brats.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 39.5 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 39.5written by MiniOrchid
consulting by Juls
editing by kakashi

It took Chang Shan nearly two weeks to find the opportunity to teach the Yellow Demon Princess the recipe for Kunlun’s Peach Candies. The inventor of the unique delicacies was 12th disciple - who was very creative in his culinary skills but only willing to cook when it struck his fancy. Thus, it fell to Second to actually make the candies, an activity he greatly enjoyed, and it had also fallen to him to teach their female guest.

Fanfiction 2: Moyuan and Bai Qian - Chapter 6, Part 3 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 6 - Drops of RainPart 3

written by Lala Loop
consulting by Juls
edited by kakashi

Bai Qian was slowly pacing up and down the library of Taichen Palace, waiting for the Star Lord to come. The room was lined with tall shelves that contained hundreds and thousands of carefully arranged books and scrolls and strange looking objects and instruments, which, Bai Qian would have been excited to explore had it not been for the amount of distressing and thoughts that were occupying her head.

Discussion Thread: Princess Agents (特工皇妃楚乔传) UPDATE

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Dear Squeeglets (and Peaches, I know you're still lurking :D), I won't have time to recap Princess Agents. I'm also not quite sure I actually like it after two episodes, but I decided to open up a post for you all to discuss the drama. Please mark spoilers as spoilers!

Update: It's over and I'm sure you need a place to rant, internetz :D so here we go
Where to watch (official YouTube channel with English subs)

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 39 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 39written by MiniOrchid
consulting by Juls
edited by kakashi and Chimera

Today was like any other day at Kunlun: peaceful and quiet. In fact, the atmosphere here hadn’t changed at all since their arrival. The disciples had their morning chores to complete and went about their tasks cheerfully and with diligence before attending lessons in the afternoon. Yan Zhi had asked if they needed any help, but unfortunately, they had declined her offer. She was their guest here, and propriety did not allow guests to assist the host during their stay. As a result, Yan Zhi was growing increasingly impatient with the lack of activity. She was not the type to laze around for long without occupation. Ghost Tribe members had missions, practiced their martial arts, or enhanced their dark magic to gain cultivation. Even while hiding in the mortal realm, she had worked at restaurants or opened her own dining facilities. Yan Zhi had always been someone who had a purpose, but now she felt like an u…

Rants and Weekly Raves #150 (RAWR)

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Kakashi is still floating down the Danube. I have it on good authority that her boat is riding significantly lower in the water after several weeks of excellent wining and dining, too. Feel free to envy her!
Trotwood: Kakashi is having the ultimate vacation--floating on a river, getting fed (lots) and being able to see some of the most beautiful scenery and architecture without having to even get off boat or, I think, even sit up. Somehow, though, she is still doing blog work. (bowing low before her awesomeness)
SakiVI: I've got mum here, and she hates listening to Korean and Chinese. So, I can't run episodes as I do things around the house like I used.  This means, after 3 episodes of William Chan, I will have to put him on hold. Sigh.
Shuk: I'm just popping up for a quick hello before going under again...