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Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 4 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 4written by Panda
consulting/editing by kakashi & LigayaCroft

“You may leave us,” Ye Hua told the obviously relieved Star Lord who retreated with his head bent, almost stumbling in his haste to be gone from their sight.

Fanfiction 2: Moyuan and Bai Qian - Chapter 17, Part 2 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 17 - The PlanPart 2

written by Lala Loop

edited by kakashi

“You have questions,” said Moyuan. Silence had dominated the space between them ever since they stepped through the cave entrance. They were now walking in a dark, steep tunnel and Moyuan seemed, by means Bai Qian could not yet understand, to know the way very well. They made a few turns here and there, met with stairs once in a while and Bai Qian spent the whole time estimating how vast this cave was.

Rants and Weekly Raves #178 (RAWR)

JoAnne: In this RAWR, Trot and I have a series of conversations - sometimes with ourselves, sometimes with each other. I show up very late in the game, but Hiiiiii Jo :)
kakashi: A new RAWR just shows me another week has gone by. It's so scary. 
Panda: Hi Marky Mark
Panda! Hi! (Saki is still in Fairy Land.)

Fanfiction: Ink in Water - Chapter 5 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 5 - The water flows on with no regard for the flower’s feelingswritten by Bunny
consulting by LigayCroft and Le
editing by Le and Kakashi

“Two chicken feet and handful of peanuts," Bai Qian muttered to herself, cataloging the amount of food she had consumed over the last 24 hours. Looking at the way things were going, forget about fighting the Shen demon, she was definitely going to starve to death.

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 3 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 3written by kakashi
consulting/editing by LigayaCroft & Panda

“No, he isn’t busy,” Changshan said, his slightly excited voice still a distance away, “please follow me, Crown Prince, Crown Princess. Of course he will be delighted to see you. I will have someone serve tea and sesame cookies that I baked this morning. My, how much the little prince has grown!”

Tientsin Mystic - 河神 - Episode 6 (Recap)

SakiVI: More visions, more creepy villain, and a possible reason for the deaths.
kakashi: I guess I'm not as enthralled as you lot with this show. I often find it very draggy. This episode in particular, certain scenes went on and on and on.
JoAnne: I do like it, but you're right, there are times when it is very slow. By the way, did anyone notice the Snow Weasel on Evil Keebler's desk?

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 2 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 2written by kakashi
consulting/editing by LigayaCroft & Panda

“And you guarantee this will work?” Shao Wan, whose name was Jiānguǒ (堅果) in this miserable life, frowned at the shaman in front of her. The one-eyed woman had lost most of her teeth and her tanned face was full of deep wrinkles that were like crevices of shadows in the flickering candle light. After entrusting her hard earned - and sometimes stolen - money to too many charlatans over the millennia, Shao Wan was naturally cautious about approaching the next mystic. But this one had caught her eye in curious ways on her stroll through the night market. Sitting outside her tent on a low stool, smoking her pipe with a content expression, this woman had not tried to draw potential customers’ attention like everybody else, but had simply surveyed the crowds like it was her favorite pastime. When their eyes met, Shao Wan had felt a strange falling into somebody’s arms through pink, soft clouds. Shao …

Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy 九州海上牧云记 - Episode 18 (Recap)

Panda: I must apologize for the break in recaps. I got swept up in movies and Prison Playbook for about a week and then RL showed me some “fun times”. I am back though and this is a very cool episode especially the beginning.
kakashi: Loved all the He Ye plus forest stuff.  I really dig that magician tribe.
JoAnne: I would love any tribe that could make me stop thinking about those disgusting Helan sibs.

Rants and Weekly Raves #177 (RAWR)

JoAnne: I have no hope of other voices this week, readers...Saki is in faraway lands eating delicious things, and Trot is in fly-over country but also eating delicious things. Kakashi is home and always eats delicious things (I do?), but will probably only talk about Mozart in the Jungle, which is back, yay! - so my one hope is Panda, may she have watched many shows this week. And now I'm hungry.
Trotwood: (running from the airport bus) I'm here! I'm here! Not caught up but here.
Panda: I am here with my trio of jdoramas :))
You guys, I missed you! Group hug!
KOREA Radio Romance  This week things took a real turn - we get a lot more insight into Soo Ho's feelings, we maybe get a reveal that Giddy Doc is not as benign as he seems, and our radio show begins to find its footing with the audience as the tv show begins to find its footing with us. I look forward to seeing if Geu Rim responds positively or not to Soo Ho's kiss - it would certainly take her by surprise b…

Fanfiction: Ink in Water - Chapter 4 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 4 - Some things are inevitablewritten by Bunny
consulting by LigayaCroft
editing by Le and kakashi

An eye for an eye, makes the whole world blind—Whoever had thought of this proverb was no doubt lying in his grave somewhere, wondering why he had been so naive and foolish.

Bai Qian was raised in a household with four brothers, would she have lasted this long had she applied this kind of virtue? Her father had taught her to be a reasonable person, and her mother had taught her to stand up for herself. So, if someone was good to her, she’d be good to them. If someone wronged her, she’d get them back.

Xiao Yu had been given a gash of retribution on his right butt cheek an hour ago, which Bai Qian thought was fair repayment for his treatment of her. So why was she the one tending to him now as he moaned and groaned?

After Moyuan had lifted Xiao Yu’s spell and transformed her back to her human form, he had given her a stern lecture and the task of bandaging up the wound she had cau…

The Advisors Alliance 大军师司马懿之军师联盟 - Episode 13 (Recap)

kakashi: To be or not to be the Crown Prince. It continues.

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 1 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 1written by kakashi
editing/consulting LigayaCroft & Panda

“It’s been several days, Ye Hua.”

“Yes, Qian Qian, I know.”

“Then do something, Ye Hua!”

“What will you have me do, Qian Qian? Break into the cave?”

“Yes!”, Bai Qian exclaimed, sounding close to tears, “yes, you break into the cave and check on your Da-ge! It is your duty as his younger brother.”

Tientsin Mystic - 河神 - Episode 5 (Recap)

SakiVI: In which we meet a rather creepy villain. Also, Lan Lan the Journalist discovers what has probably become of her missing fiance.
kakashi: The villain is great. And his voice *shudders*
JoAnne: creeeeeeepy

Fanfiction 2: Moyuan and Bai Qian - Chapter 17, Part 1 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 17 - The PlanPart 1

written by LalaLoop
edited by kakashi

“Here you go, Miss,” The friendly shopkeeper handed Bai Qian the change of two silver coins, which she took and left with the book she had bought for A-li: an anthropology on magical creatures written from a mortal’s point of view. Once she was out of the shop, Bai Qian headed straight for the teahouse where Moyuan was waiting, flipping through the pages on the way.

When she arrived, two thirds of the play about the butterflies seemed to have finished. She spotted Moyuan’s figure at a table on the second floor and started to walk up the stairs to him.

The Advisors Alliance 大军师司马懿之军师联盟 - Episode 12 (Recap)

kakashi: It's a prison sentence for Cao Pi and Sima Yi ... but for how long will they have to stay inside? And what's at the end of it... a death sentence or a happy reunion with their wives?
JoAnne: *Counts remaining episodes* Ooooh, let's pretend we don't know!

Fanfiction: Ink in Water - Chapter 3 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 3 - Green-eyed Strangerwritten by Bunny
consulting by LigayaCroft and Le
editing by kakashi


Three whole balls of rice were scarfed down so fast, they practically never existed. Bai Qian wiped her mouth clean with her sleeve, held her belly and smiled in contentment. She dropped down lazily onto a plump bed of grass.

After coming down from the hill, she and Moyuan had decided to stop at the edge of the valley for a rest. Now lying beneath a large sandalwood tree, Bai Qian’s limbs extended out—arms stretched above her head, toes pointed in a line, and heels digging into the dirt. Her body rejoiced.

Rants and Weekly Raves #176 (RAWR)

JoAnne: It's Sunday night and I've been here, mostly alone, all week. Just me in my dark little cave of dramas, squeeing away like a little bat in the night.
kakashi: Are you missing the RED? Look how beautiful I am...
Trotwood: I'm here but barely.
SakiVI: I got sick again.  I barely breathed this past weekend.  Like literally at times.  FYI, everyone, I probably won't be around for the next couple of Rawrs because I'm off to faraway lands.  You are getting at least two Tientsin Mystic recaps while I'm away, though.

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

Epiloguewritten by kakashi

“In the year 262,000 after Father Immortal’s death, on the thirty eighth day of the 2nd Demon War, the Supreme Commander of the Celestial forces, Mo Yuan, God of War and Master of Kunlun Mountain, killed the Demon Ancestor Shao Wan with the Sword of the Yellow Emperor Xuanyuan and thus ended the War. The Celestial forces crushed all..."

“He didn’t end the war. She did,” a voice whispered into his ear.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 100 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 100written by kakashi & Panda

When the rain began to fall, people around him started dying.

Progressively, the world had gone dark around him. It had lost its color shortly after the Shaman cursed him, until he only saw lights and shadows - now, it was like the light had disappeared, leaving only the shadows behind.

The Advisors Alliance 大军师司马懿之军师联盟 - Episode 11 (Recap)

kakashi: Two people are revealed as saints in this episode, whereas Cao Pi shows how much his father's testing is threatening to make him lose himself and the right path.
panda: I must be evil but I felt some satisfaction with what happened to A Zhao in this episode.
JoAnne: Ooooh, this was a good one, if a little obvious in all respects. As for A Zhao...she's a naive girl, and she received an important lesson.  Let's see if she actually paid attention.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 99 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 99written by Chimera and Miniorchid

It was calm, too calm. The calm atmosphere contrasted with Li Ying’s unnerving emotions that lingered at each step. The sun began to set as they descended the uneven steps leading to the dark corridor. The smell of dirt, moss, and mist rose from the walls, filling their nostrils. This was a place like no other in the Palace, unlike other areas, which were pristine and clean. Like his many characters, this was a place he wished to hide from the world, from her.

Rants and Weekly Raves #175 (RAWR)

JoAnne: I feel like I'm going to a funeral.
kakashi: What now! And I'm on fire! I also have a fever. The flu has me...
SakiVI: The flu sucks. 
Trotwood: Ahhh. Now it really makes sense. I like it!

Tientsin Mystic - 河神 - Episode 4 (Recap)

SakiVI: Some shocking things happen. S.H.O.C.K.I.N.G. Although now you've been warned, you might be all "meh." Read on.
kakashi: It was really shocking. Also, this drama is just so beautiful. Even the shocking things. 
JoAnne: I gasped out loud. And then immediately pressed play on episode 5 because how could you NOT?
I don't even feel like watching the later episodes. Instead, I just want to go to Episode 5.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 98 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 98written by kakashi & Panda

The weather was unusually still when Ye Hua, with two spare horses behind him, set forth from camp in secret, the plans given to him by Bai Qian carefully stowed away in his armor. He had had to do a lot of pleading before he had convinced her to stay behind. It was astounding but her mood had noticeably lightened after her encounter with the enemy soldiers and the Demon Ancestor - it must be because the agonizing wait was over and they could finally do something to get Mo Yuan back.

Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy 九州海上牧云记 - Episode 17 (Recap)

Panda: This was hard to watch.
kakashi: On so many levels. 
JoAnne: This was terrible.  And so FAST. One minute everything is fine and the next, boom.

The Advisors Alliance 大军师司马懿之军师联盟 - Episode 10 (Recap)

kakashi: Cao Cao shows his benevolence and a merry celebration party turns sour, revealing the limits of said benevolence.
Panda: Getting rid of all these problems is like playing "whack-a-mole".
JoAnne:  Other than Weasel and anyone who curries favor with him, who are the bad guys in this?  I'm starting to be confused.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 97 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 97 written by Panda
edited by kakashi

Growing up as a member of the Nine Tailed Fox Clan and the future Queen on Qing Qiu I felt no need to answer to anyone but myself (and sometimes my parents) nor did I think I needed to obey many rules. I lived my life carefree and secure in the warmth of my family and confident in my power and position in the clan. The old Phoenix however was unhappy with my “unruliness” as he termed it and he convinced my parents I should get proper tutoring and training under the God of War, who was running the most prestigious school in all the realms.