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Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 65 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 65written by LigayaCroft
edited by kakashi

Two months and a half rolled by and as summer drew to a close and autumn arrived, so did Huo Zheng’s belly begin to increase.

Her role in the village had inevitably changed.

Ashes of Love 香蜜沉沉烬如霜 - Episode 1 (Recap)

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kakashi: Doing it! It feels like I haven't recapped in 4'000 years, but now I'm sick in bed and feel like this will cure me quickly. Also, huge plus: the show is done airing (no rush to recap), I've seen all the episodes, I enjoyed it thoroughly and therefore know the show won't hit a bump in the middle - which means I won't curse my decision to spend extra hours with it and I won't eventually drop it.
panda: I did pause this around the 20th mark but that was because Youtube subs dried then and then I got caught up with other things. I had meant to finish up so this is an excellent push :)))
Jo: Is this the one with the fruit fairies in the water bubble? I've been out this evening. I haven't watched this past a couple episodes if it is that one, but I will. You know what I HAVE done? I've had beer. Really delicious beer. Beer I need to go buy from the store this weekend so I can have more.

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 42 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 42written by Panda & kakashi
edited by LigayaCroft

Ye Hua leaned his back against one of the sturdy red pillars of the inner courtyard and looked up into the endless sky with its soft blue-pink hue. Midday was his favorite time of the day to be outside. With the sun gently shining down on them from exactly above, there were no shadows to sneak around in, only the untarnished bright colors of his home, the Sky Kingdom he had served all his life.

Rants and Weekly Raves #217 (RAWR)

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JoAnne:  Ahhh, what a nice long holiday weekend it has been!  Plenty of time with family and friends, plenty of time for catching up on dramas.
Trotwood: I'm trying not to be bitter that I only had one day off and and so much of this week has been spent putting out fires not of my own making. No time for marathoning or catching up, but I did spend quite a bit of time with the team that was called out last week for a new project for PotUp. That's going to be fun. (see below)
kakashi: Let's celebrate the beauty of Chen Kun!- And don't be bitter, Trot, I didn't have a holiday weekend either.
Panda: Lovely, lovely holiday weekend filled with food, rest, family & friends and absolutely NO dramas :)))))
Surely Kakashi is not begrudging us our little four-day weekend, we who enjoy the least amount of vacation time among industrialized nations? (And apparently this time around poor Trot drew the short straw, too.)  Important note:  I think Chen Kun might be the most beaut…

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 41e (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 41ewritten by kakashi
edited by LigayaCroft & Panda

He stood waiting for them on the terrace, right next to where they touched down, looking at the distant mountain ranges with his hands behind his back, like he had all the time in the world to wait for wayward students.

“Sh… Shifu!” Nineteenth stammered. Caught red-handed. Caught with their hair in disarray from reckless cloud-jumping. Caught smelling of alcohol and other substances.

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

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Chapter 4 - A Spiky HairpinPart 2

written by LalaLoop
consulting by Bunny
editing by kakashi


“That’s -- the meditation room,” said Bai Qian, narrowing her eyes at the entrance they were standing in front of.

“Yes,” Moyuan replied, unsealing the door with a quick spell.

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 41d (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 41dwritten by kakashi
edited by LigayaCroft & Panda

He was so pale and still. How long had they been in this cave? She wasn’t sure. Waking - dreaming... knowing which state she was in was not always easy. Pinching herself helped, but that made her wake up at the worst moments. Was he getting thinner? Like he was losing substance and withering away... and was his hair getting grey? There was a faint hue of oldness there, as if he was losing his ability to give himself the appearance of the powerful god that he was. She traced the contours of his face with her finger, suppressing a sob that wanted to escape her throat. Tears had no use, they would only lessen her own anxiety and not help him at all.

Rants and Weekly Raves #216 (RAWR)

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Trotwood: Hello? (tapping screen) Anyone here? Have you all drowned in the plethora of dramas? I'm completely behind. I made Jo happy last week because I added Thai dramas, but I had no time to watch any of them this week. I just have too much work to try to get done before holidays, so you won't see much from me down there. Hopefully, I'll be able to catch up a bit this coming weekend since it will be a holiday for us in the US (although I always work on Black Friday).
kakashi: How is it MONDAY again? In case people think I'm just writing Fanfic smut and am not watching dramas like I should as the owner of a blog on Asian drama, wrong! I just submitted an article with Trot today. We're more than 6 weeks over the deadline, but hey! It is about Asian drama.
SakiVI: I'm on holiday and clocked over 20,000 steps on my Fitbit! My body and mind are amazed. Other than that, I'll say bye, because I need to catch up on Hide and Seek.
Panda: Hi and bye! My drama drough…

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 41c (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 41cwritten by kakashi
edited by Panda & LigayaCroft

Immobile.

Blind.

Mute.

Powerless.

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 64 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 64written by LigayaCroft
edited by kakashi & Pandy

It was a simple wedding by any standards but what it lacked in pomp and pageantry, it made up for intimacy at a grander scale. The whole village was part of the festivities not as spectator but as family— the women there to give Huo Zheng away and the men also did the same for A-Li.

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #215

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Trotwood: I haven't watched much. Several of the shows I was watching ended, and I didn't pick up many to replace. Lots of work, but I went to Day6 concert this past weekend. Those of you who are going this weekend, you're in for a major treat.
kakashi: In a massive bad mood, I'll be back when it's better. Bye.
Panda: Kakashi, I hope you feel better soon. Hugs. I have nothing to contribute this week. Still have not finished 100Days, continued with Beauty, nor started any of my million cdramas. I am still firmly in Bollywood counting down days. My babies are getting married!!!!! D-2 ^^
JoAnne: We're all still hanging on to the drama train by the tips of our fingers, apparently - some one needs to slow this thing down! In an interesting little pair of moments, Trot muses about how she and I have the same thoughts about an actor, while I am amazed that in the week where I think to myself 'gee, we never include Thai dramas here' SHE JUST GOES AND DOES IT. …

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

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Chapter 4 - A Spiky Hairpin Part 1
written by LalaLoop
consulting by Bunny
editing by kakashi


Even when Bai Qian had reached the Peach Blossom Garden, the feeling of walking on the grass carpet inside the Eldest’s maze still had not left her completely. One minute the fan was in her hand, vibrating against her fingers, and the next she was standing miles away from it, confounded and utterly humiliated. And the point was, she knew exactly what she had done wrong. And that was more tormenting than anything.

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 63 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 63written by LigayaCroft
edited by kakashi & Panda

“Is this news verified?” A-Li crushed the tiny slip of paper he had just read and let it catch flame from the wick of the small candle placed in the middle of his table to ward off flies.

The man who sat in front of him, an immortal guised as a trader of nondescript facial features and short stature, visibly trembled but nodded.

“Bai Gun Gun has been in Nanking several times and has been spotted meeting with several questionable characters. It is better not to trust him, Wángyé.”

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 41b (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 41bwritten by kakashi (with original work by Panda)
edited by LigayaCroft and Panda

“Ancestor, everything is r...”

“Sneak up on me like that again and you’re dead!” Shao Wan screamed in a high pitched voice she barely recognized as her own, narrowly holding back a defensive blast that had been meant to kill her assailant. As the fire seeped inwards from her fingers and gradually went out, her frantically beating heart was trying to jump out of her chest from fright and her throat was tight from panic.

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #214

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JoAnne: How's everybody? You finding your dramas okay? Have your viewing hours changed? You finding anything better in this new, post-DF landscape? I recognize that DF itself didn't affect many countries, but the resultant shifts can have a broader impact.
kakashi: I am going to meet with Emily next week in The Hague! It's always great when blogging, fanfic writing and Asian drama watching leads to meeting new people in real life...
Trotwood: Recovering from a cold and weekend retreat with student government. Great students. Singing karaoke to all this music I listened to in high school. Me: 'How do you know these songs?" Them: "Our parents made us listen to these songs when we were growing up." Feeling so old.
Panda: Jo, my drama viewing has indeed changed, the wound is still fresh :)) How's everyone doing? Kakashi, that's so exciting,I hope you had a great trip, say hi to Emily.

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 41a (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 41a written by kakashi
edited by Ligayacroft & Panda

Consequences… don’t you know they are inevitable?

Cheat - be punished. Break the law - be punished. All things considered, he had lived for a very long time under these rules. He knew almost instinctively which type of misstep came with what kind of effect. Of course, it was always possible to miscalculate. But for someone who had willingly sacrificed his own soul, had given up his existence with only the slightest of regrets, the sort of punishment that using magic in the mortal realm brought to an immortal body was little more than a temporary inconvenience.

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 62 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 62NSFW
written by LigayaCroft
edited by kakashi & Panda

It had been days since Qianling was ripped from her arms even though for Huo Zheng, it still felt like it had happened only yesterday. That day, Chen Tzu had ordered four maidservants to take Qianling while her grandmother stood quietly to the side. Using only the glare from her good eye, Nǎinai had rendered A-Li, Gun Gun and Zūzu immobile from helping her out. Huo Zheng had suffered the indignity alone as her baby was taken away from her, screaming her throat sore as her arms were emptied of her little ray of sunshine.

Fanfiction: Ink in Water - Chapter 19 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 19. If we met as strangers, would you recognize me?written by Bunny
consulting: LalaLoop, LigayaCroft
editing: kakashi

The midday sun whitened the capital city of Chang’an to a bright haze. The air rippled from heat. But that didn’t stop the masses from pouring out of their homes. Normally, the streets would be deserted at this time of day, but today, they were packed with a slowly moving throng of people. All along either side of the road, droves of vendors had set up shop, little stalls that lay flush against the cobbled pathway. Tirelessly, their owners called out to passing shoppers in an attempt to sell their products. But as their voices competed with one other, the sound of them blurred into one cloud of noise that couldn’t be distinguished apart.