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Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 55 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 55written by LigayaCroft
edited by Panda & kakashi
Another dream.

The scroll on Shao Wan’s lap fell on the grass-carpeted ground. For a moment, she had to squint her eyes against the bright sunlight that hit her face. The shade offered by the gazebo Mo Yuan had built for her so many years ago had already moved. Had she really been asleep for hours?

Fanfiction: Ink in Water - Chapter 16 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 16. To hide the sky with one hand
written by Bunny
consulting/editing: Le, LalaLoop, LigayaCroft, kakashi

Kunlun Mountain — Year 400,300 (Present time)
A stray moth detached itself from the darkness and flittered restlessly around the only burning lantern in the room. Attracted to the glow, it took itself in through the open bottom of the sphere and rose, circling closer to the top of the lantern, where the light was stronger. Each time it came too close to the flame, the sound of its wings fluttering would grow shrill, like a cry of pain. In his static, barely awakened state, Moyuan watched its struggle as though it were his own.

It was still night. Morning slinking up from behind.

Rants and Weekly Raves #204 (RAWR)

JoAnne: How's things?  Is it a little cooler in our various parts of the world? Mine is. A little.

kakashi: Looks and feels like autumn here all of a sudden. Wow, it's almost September. That's quite terrifying. I'm super busy, what's new. I was in Hamburg at a conference, gorgeous city. But now my weekend is one day short.

Trotwood: And I'm bitter that the Hamburg I saw when I was there was nothing like the cool one Kakashi saw. But then again, you could probably say that about my life--not as cool as Kakashi's. When I grow up, I want to be her, but since I'm older than she is . . . and it's getting hot again. Sigh.

SakiVI: Yes, it's a bit cooler here. I am still quite exhausted, though, but recovering.  Looks like I'm going to have to give up seeing New Order because can't take standing room right now.

Panda: Oh so today is a weather talk. Yup, we were also cooler last week and whatdoyaknow, all the 3 babies in m life got sore throats and …

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 34 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 34written by kakashi
edited by LigayaCroft & Panda

Blood-red rain was falling. It was drifting down slower than snowflakes, like it was hesitant to touch the ground. Did it know of its evanescence? On unsteady legs, she twisted this way and that, catching drop for drop of the Fèng Lóng Xuè in her rainbow flask, until it overflowed.

When it stopped raining, Shao Wan felt very sad. Now there was no more Fèng Lóng Xuè blessing this world.

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 54 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 54written by LigayaCroft
edited by kakashi & Panda

“I don’t think the West Desert King and the Monkey King would do well to sit beside one another in the banquet.”

“Ah, you are right, Shūshu,” Ye Hua thoughtfully agreed as he motioned for an attendant to switch the West Desert King with the First Prince of the Snake Kingdom.

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

Chapter 2 - The WomanPart 1

written by LalaLoop
Consulting by Bunny
editing by kakashi

Bai Qian’s eyes were wide open yet everything around her seemed to be a blur. Moyuan was moving steadily under the feeble moonlight and by the familiar fragrance in the air, she could tell they had reached Kunlun.

After having been assured that everyone else was safe and also on their way back, Bai Qian’s mind drew a blank. She had forgotten when Moyuan had gathered her in his arms. She could not remember the last thing they had said to each other or how long she had kept her own arm around his neck. The only thing she was quite certain of was the desire to be left alone with him for a while.

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 33 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 33written by kakashi
edited by LigayaCroft and Panda

The day the Jade Kunlun Fan - the first weapon he had brought to completion after a very long time -  had appeared at Kunlun Mountain, Mo Yuan had thought he could finally be at peace again. He had worked very hard at freeing his heart of sorrow, of the weight that pulled him down during his waking and during his sleeping hours, hindering his healing, hindering his cultivation.

Rants and Weekly Raves #203 (RAWR)

Saki:I've been watching Jaehyo on an island. It's been awesome!
JoAnne:  I was watching you do that, and I have to say - I've never understood your fascination with him; you knew that. I don't find him particularly attractive or especially talented, but...but, but, but...he's kind of charming, your bias, with his fishing obsession and his little chickens and his realness. He seems like a guy who needs to be doing real life things, who really enjoys making do and living quietly. I hope he gets out of Seoul permanently soon - it's not the right place for him.
Trotwood: While you guys are off with the chickens, I'm here watching my town fill again with students, two college or universities will have move-in days each week for the next several weeks. I already knew summer was over since it's now dark again when I go to the gym in the morning. I thought it was dark because my Guardian watching experience is over, but it's just that autumn is around the…

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 32 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 32written by kakashi
edited by Panda & LigayaCroft

“Shifu!” Bai Qian cried and grabbed him by the arm when he stumbled.

“No matter,” he said and resolutely removed her hand as he straightened himself. “I’m alright.”

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 53b (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 53bwritten by kakashi
character consulting by Bunny
edited by Panda/LigayaCroft

“And who is minding the teas?” Mei Lin snapped at Gun Gun in lieu of a greeting when she sidled up to him as they walked after the High God.

“I have sold them all,” Gun Gun snapped back, trying not to keep looking at her hair and what was glittering it it. But his anger was boiling over: How dare she discard his hairpin like this! He had spent so many hours carving it, he had even gotten blisters from holding the knife. What an ungrateful wench she was!

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 31 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 31written by Panda
edited by kakashi & LigayaCroft

Tian Gu spat out blood from her mouth. Her hands furiously scrubbed her mass of hair as she worked to get out every last bit from her body. The smell, it hangs around still, she thought with a shudder. Finally clean, she hoped, she simply stood motionless in the waterfall and let the relentless fall of the water hit her shoulders and the noise cocoon her in its safety.

Past events still felt like a dream to her. Had they really done that? She must have been under a spell and now the enormity of what she had done hit her and she started trembling in the water.

Fanfiction: Moyuan and Bai Qian, Book 2 - Chapter 1, Part 4 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 1 - Kings and QueensPart 4

written by LalaLoop
consulting by Bunny
edited by kakashi

“Yehua --” Bai Qian rubbed the copper mirror’s surface impatiently. “Yehua!”

But once again, she gave up and put it away in frustration- of course the mirror would not work when she needed it, that was what usually happened. Even if it did, there was no guarantee Yehua could hear her considering the last time she’d seen him, he’d been writhing in pain in bed.
Yanzhi too had tried to break the cellar’s stone walls with her Ghost powers, which, for some reason, seemed to work better than Bai Qian’s in this place. But she was as far from being successful as she had been with breaking the spell on Qilin’s neck bangle. Tired and without hope, Yanzhi and Qilin were now keeping their eyes on the unconscious woman, who occasionally turned and twisted uncomfortably, quite oblivious to their presence.

Rants and Weekly Raves #202 (RAWR)

JoAnne:  Does anyone else feel like this week lasted forever?  It wasn't a bad week, overall, just LONG.
SakiVI: Super-exhausted.  
From the heat?  (Well, actually, these days it really IS the humidity!  Over 90%!)
Trotwood: Yes. It seemed like it was long but I still couldn't get work done anyway and when time finally passed, I couldn't believe how little on my "to do" list was still on that list. sigh.
kakashi: Still on holidays. I don't want them to end. I've burnt my to-do list. LOOOOOL.
Yes, please do keep sending us pictures of the lovely hills and delicious lunches. I'm not seeing any cows, though. Where are the cows?
Much higher up this time of the year. I'm going on 3000m tomorrow, so I should see some.
Panda: Finally feeling more settled and rested and hope it lasts forever, but I know tis a futile dream.

BG: Shinpen Keigonin/ Personal Bodyguard - Episode 9 (Finale Recap)

Trotwood: I feel as though I keep apologizing for delaying this recap project, but this time rage had no part in the delay but giddy fangirling. I got to actually meet Takumi Saito during Japan Cuts, the New York City based Japan Society's annual film festival. Thus, every time I tried rewatching the finale to get screen shots, I started giggling like a twelve-year-old girl each time he showed up on screen and would have to stop.
Panda: I am so excited you met Saito, Trot!!! Wow, what a way to cap off the BG journey.
kakashi: Incredible!!!!! 
I was already planning to do a whole hair post on Saito's hair to add to the other hair posts on the blog, so never fear, I will include some pics from the event.
Make sure it includes one with a clear view of his "clothes".
I kind of like the combination of the "hair" with the "clothes". No I'm not odd, it's him.

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 30 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 30written by kakashi
edited by Panda/LigayaCroft

“Qian Qian. I have been thinking,” Ye Hua paused his pacing in front of one of the largest paintings in his palace. It showed Mount Kunlun with eight tiny cranes circling the top in front of gigantic billowing clouds. Bai Qian had often wondered why the painter - he was very famous in the Celestial Tribe - had even bothered painting the birds because they were tiny, not more than dots, but Ye Hua had pointed out the loaded symbolism to her, the harmony of lines, angles and… dots.

All things considered, she still felt quite foreign in the Heavens sometimes.

Bai Qian put down her cup and folded her hands in her lap, waiting for his elucidation. She had known was coming. And not only because she had been thinking too… thinking about one person almost exclusively, but she had thought it wise not to mention this to her husband. It had long ceased to be an issue between them but she still felt it could turn into a touchy subject again…

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 53a (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 53awritten by kakashi
character consulting by Bunny (thanks for letting him cameo :)
edited by LigayaCroft & Panda

“Da-Ge, you will n-o-t guess what has happened to us.”

“It’s u-n-b-e-l-i-e-v-a-b-l-e-!”

XiShui’s magpie-like chatter would normally have amused Gun Gun, but his mood had seldom been this bad. Gritting his teeth, he glared at the unsold teas in front of him, hating them with all his might. He hated them so much he was close to vowing he would never ever drink tea again in his life.

Fanfiction: Moyuan and Bai Qian, Book 2 - Chapter 1, Part 3 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 1 - Kings and QueensPart 3

written by LalaLoop
consulting by Bunny
edited by kakashi

“Wunian (无念), come here,” Yanzhi waved. And Lijing’s daughter ran to her.

Bai Qian watched as Yanzhi started to talk to her niece about how Tianshu[1] was a trustworthy person and that he would take her back to Kunlun for safety.

Tianshu, on the other hand, was looking quite anxious at the moment.

CUBIC (A Snarkcap) -- Episode 9

Trotwood: We are back. I don't know for how long though. We may be doing eps every other month tops now that the slow season has ended, and I'm supposed to start recapping another Japanese drama soon. It's been seven months since we posted the last Cubic snarkcap and 6 months since I drafted this one--so long that I had to go back and review the key terms from the preface, so I knew what I was talking about. It's just as crazy as I remembered, but I've seen lots and lots of tassel earrings in stores now. Mei Jin was apparently very fashion forward.
Shuk: So now we know of at least one crazy bad guy in suspect couture. And one useless guy in shiny suits. What more delights await us?

Rants and Weekly Raves #201 (RAWR)

It's pretty quiet this week, I dunno...I think all Trot is watching is Guardian and Panda's been hibernating and Saki is watching something with her dad - SakiVI: 2 with him, 2 on my own - and who knows what Cookie does (we miss you!) and we ALL know Kakashi Sensei watches nothing except Fuyao with little miss.
Trotwood: (running in, hair askew, out of breath) What?! Where. Whew! I didn't miss this week's RAWR. I'm a little tired because I had to get up extra early to fit in another ep of Guardian by 4 AM this morning before working on projects. I am watching other stuff . . .I think.
Panda: I watched Nothing this last week :((( I took these next 2 days off so apart from back to school clothes shopping etc, I should be able to catch up on some stuff. Mmmwah to everyone. Ciao.
kakashi: I'm on holidays! Have a long work-related to-do list, but MAN, it's hard to get started... I plan to catch up on some recaps and maybe start Life? I also wrote about 5 FF chapte…

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 29 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 29written by kakashi (with ideas by Panda)
edited by Panda/LigayaCroft

“Be welcome, Nüwa’s son,” Ling Dao said, the slightly elevated pitch of her voice betraying only a tiny fraction of the full elation she felt at the sight of the weakened Golden Dragon struggling against the tightening bonds.

Yes! Yes! Yes! the blood roared in her head, I’ve succeeded, succeeded, succeeded! It was dizzying, fulfilling, a rush of such magnitude it beat any substance she had ever taken.

“Bind him more,” she ordered her acolytes who quickly swarmed around the large beast and started their incantations to throw more earth power around him. Too slow. “Faster! More!” she shouted at them, because Nüwa’s son was still much more powerful than them, even in this weakened state.

He had managed to kill a Crazed One. What a loss to the Cult! But now they had him. They had him!

What a magnificent Beast, she thought. It will be such a pleasure to kill him.

He looked exactly like his father had. The Gol…