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Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 57 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 57written by LigayaCroft
edited by Panda & Kakashi

When A-Li was but 300 years old, his Father Lord died at Ruo River, was buried in Wuwang Sea and after three years woke up looking none the worse for wear. A-Li had often wondered where his Father Lord’s spirit went those three years that he was gone, but the Heavenly Emperor Ye Hua had never really talked about it to anyone.

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 36 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 36written by kakashi
editing by LigayaCroft & Pandy

“Si Ming!” Yi Mei Niang jumped to her feet and ran towards her favorite Celestial. Such behavior was untoward given her status, but she didn’t care: She hadn’t seen him in forever but now that she did see him, she realized just how much she had missed him. She slung her arms around him and squeezed his delicious body as hard as she could.

The Rise of Phoenixes - Weekly Discussion Thread

Watching the Rise of Phoenixes? Have questions? Answers? Feel a need to gush? Rant? Rave? This is your place!
Be aware this thread will contain SPOILERS - no need to use spoiler tags though. If you think you're far ahead, just indicate what episode you're talking about in the beginning of your comment.

Rants and Weekly Raves #208 (RAWR)

kakashi: I finished watching Fuyao last night, and today, the little one and I started on Ashes of Love. Hilarious so far. I might get annoyed, but she likes it a lot. Not much else happening in my life apart from WORK and a storm warning for tonight. Indeed, the wind is picking up speed outside as I type...
Trotwood: Just saw The Great Battle in movie theater. So many good actors in it, and I did not know that Jung Eun Chae of The Guest and Return was in it. How come I didn't know that? Anyway, I'd recommend going to see it on the big screen if you can because it's pretty much one long epic battle scene.
SakiVI: I went to see The Great Battle with NewKDramaAddict, and it was good! The battle was intense and looooooonnnnnngggg. 
Panda: Bonjour mes amis, ca va bien?

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 35c (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 35cwritten by kakashi
edited by LigayaCroft/Panda
Xiao Yu character consulting by Bunny (thanks for letting him cameo!)

“Shifu, I am so sorry! I shouldn’t have left her alone.” Bai Qian felt like crying. Why had she not waited with the Demon Queen at the hut for him to return? Why had she gotten lost in the forest?

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

Chapter 2 - Worthy Or NotPart 1

written by LalaLoop
consulting by Bunny
edited by kakashi

Bai Qian flipped the page of her book over. For once, the library had failed her.

She knew very well Moyuan lived here, the very same place she spent almost all her time at, yet her mind was somehow full of him, full of the talk they’d had that night at Zheyan’s Garden. As shocking as the truth about the Demon Queen’s death was to Bai Qian, for someone she had never known personally, her sympathy did not go beyond that of an onlooker. Instead, Bai Qian was racking her brain to figure out where her unusual obsession with Moyuan came from and all the little questions she had about him that kept zooming back and forth in her mind.

Fanfiction: Ink in Water - Chapter 17 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 17. Boundaries and borderswritten by Bunny
consulting/editing: Le, LalaLoop, LigayaCroft, kakashi

“Oh! Zheyan, you better head to the main hall,” Bai Qian turned to tell the person beside her as soon as she remembered the very thing she had run there to do. “There’s... a guest... asking for Shifu and—” As soon as the sun’s glare had cleared from her eyes, it became plain as day that she was speaking to absolutely no one. “Zheyan?” Had she been staring at the blinding sunlight for that long? Standing there, in front of her Master’s door, completely losing track of time. She had thought the Old Phoenix was still with her. Where had he gone?

Rants and Weekly Raves #207 (RAWR)

JoAnne:  Everyone, come out from under your blankets, no ghosts will pop out or demons possess you on this blog - but we can't say as much for the dramas lately!
Trotwood: Blankets, smankets. I get so distracted by Kim Jae Wook's jawline that I don't have time to be scared. And how long will it take for me not to want to cry whenever I pass a Subway? But wow, how many people got stabbed or died in OCN dramas this week? The guy in charge of blurring out stuff must be getting paid a LOT in overtime.
Panda: Hiiiiiiii! You can keep your ghosts thank you very kamsa. I don't watch scary things as to avoid nightmares :) I am just gonna keep watching my fluffy babies in 30but17.
kakashi: I'm back, but the semester has started and I have 4 lectures this term, two of them new. I guess you won't see me here or anywhere else often....
Slim pickings this week, I think. Saki got a bit of a booboo and is resting so nothing from her this week and I've been occupied elsewhere…

A Takumi Saito Hair Appreciation Post: Criminologist Himura edition

Before we get to the focus of this post, I want to share a picture that summarizes what I meant about the difference between the variety of hair you get from Japanese male actors vs. their female counterparts. Here is a still of a video from a premier for a show someone sent me. It's from 2016, I don't recognize anyone but Saito in this, and I don't read Japanese, so I can't tell you anything about this event, but look at the contrast between him,his male counterpart and the women. I think this pretty much says it all about hair and fashion. Very traditional for women and something else for men.

Now onto more hair . . .

Well, here we are again. Who knew that a hair post would get over 100 comments! That's what happened for the previous Takumi Saito Hair Appreciation post. I don't expect it to happen here because this is a very focused post, a tribute to the hair fans on the set of one drama in particular.

Whenever we talk about Takumi Saito (and I say "we&…

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #206

kakashi: *waves from South Korea*
JoAnne: I KNEW I was forgetting something! Thank you for opening the post. How was your flight? Mark is looking good with a little scruff, as usual.
He looks SO GOOOOOOOOOD. *Fangirls*. The flight was LONG and we flew over Siberia/Russia, which I thought was so cool. It also made me realize that Beijing is closer than Seoul from where I live. Which I could have known, had I ever paid attention to the map before.  
SakiVI: OMG, that's so cool that you are there!  I need to plan some trips.  And find some money to go.
Panda: Enjoy SK and all my love to E! My drama watching has been a bit slow cos I have guests, and can only block off time during down hours at work. We however spent the weekend rewatching 4 seasons of Great British Bake-Off on Netflix - so good. Oh, can't wait till friday to watch the first 15 episodes of boring RoTP! Gimme, gimme.
Trotwood: So excited that you are visiting, but will you be able to do anything else but work? I l…

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

Chapter 2 - The WomanPart 3

written by LalaLoop
consulting by Bunny
edited by kakashi

It had been two days, two whole days since she had last seen Moyuan. Before leaving with Donghua for what they had called “urgent business” after their visit to the Nine Heavens last time, Moyuan had not told her the date of his return. Bai Qian was aware that there were a million things Moyuan could be doing being the God of War, though she’d expected him to at least give her and Yehua a general idea of when they would be seeing him again.

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 56 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 56written by LigayaCroft
edited by Panda/kakashi

Reckless. Impudent. Destroyer. And now, to add to your list of accolades, you, Goddess, are a Murderer! You have killed your nephew and over what?

Huo Zheng’s head snapped up from where it rested against her knees and with a groan, she settled her forehead back down again. Even in Huicūn, she had always found little pockets of time for sleeping refreshing but lately, she had really started hating the activity.

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 35b (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 35bwritten by kakashi
edited by LigayaCroft & Panda

“Hey,” Shao Wan giggled, “people might see us.”

In response, he lifted her up anew and carried her further away from the path, swiftly stepping behind some fragrant bushes, where there was fluffy moss like a carpet with tiny white flowers. A suitable bed, he decided and put her down again.

“Better?” he asked as he impatiently pulled apart the robe she was wearing. The sight of flawless porcelain skin glowing in the daylight made his mouth water and he bent down to shower kisses on her stomach and lick her perfect little belly button.

Takumi Saito: A Hair Appreciation Post

As promised, in connection to my hair retrospectives from the BG recaps, I am doing specific hair posts for Takumi Saito. Styles come and go as we all know, but they seem to come and go and come and go for Japanese actors more than for anyone else besides male kpop stars. What I find fascinating is how much more their styles change than their female actor counterparts. Takumi Saito and his hair appeared in early Rawr posts when some of us were enthralled by him in Destiny-Like Love. However, because Japanese drama have an iffy subbing culture, he has never become a mainstay on the blog, but his hair deserves some recognition. I am grateful that Kakashi reminded me that we have a whole section on hair posts, so I am joining a fine PotUp tradition.

Takumi Saito has been in over 50 movies, 33 dramas, and 11 television movies, so I only include pics of hair from things I've actually seen.

Real Life Japan Cuts Opening Night for Ramen Shop (2018) I wasn't going to put anything from …

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #205

Trotwood: I feel like last week was a blur. Despite shows being pre-empted for the Asia Games, I'm still not caught up and may not be by the time this gets posted. Holiday weekend coincides with move-in weekend at the uni where I work. Activities every day. They say hanging around young people keeps a person young. Nope. I'm just tired.

kakashi: Send help, I'm swamped STILL and I don't think it'll end soon. Also going to Korea for a week soon, which is exciting but not coming at the right time at all.

JoAnne: My daughter will be home for a week or so in about a week, so I'm excited about that. What I'm not excited about? The upstairs bathroom is going to be retiled, and they're insisting it can be done before she gets here. I am skeptical.

SakiVI: I've been enjoying watching the Manafort trial news.  First time ever I've liked listening to news channels. I normally get the funny versions from Colbert or or other late night tv shows.

Panda: I hav…

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

Chapter 2 - The WomanPart 2

written by LalaLoop
consultant Bunny
editor kakashi

“Tell me more about these Crafters,” Bai Qian swallowed her tea, her eyes glued to the King of Xunzhua who was giving her a suspicious look.

“Why the sudden interest?” he asked.

“I want to know. Tell me.”

“All right,” he shrugged and took a sip of tea. “The Crafters reside in a forest --”

“For… forest?”

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 35a (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 35awritten by kakashi
edited by LigayaCroft & Panda

An experienced strategist like him knew: In certain situations, lengthy planning helped not a thing. Rather, some of them needed to be approached with swift, decisive action and minimal preparation because time was sparse and options were few.

This - this was one of those situations. They were decidedly not his favorite.