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

Chapter 6 - The Realm of TrialsPart 4

written by LalaLoop
consulting by Bunny
edited by kakashi

When Bai Qian opened her eyes, it was unusually quiet. During their time at the safehouse, there had never been a morning where she’d woken up before Moyuan or the sprite. One of them constantly went out tasting any berry he could find and planning mischief, and the other seemed to possess some unique magic that enabled him to wake up before the sun everyday. No matter how hard she tried, Bai Qian was always the last to get out of bed. Whenever she did, there would always be noises around the house, very quiet noises - the tea kettle, book pages being turned, windows being opened - but there usually were noises.

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 51 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 51 written by kakashi
edited by Ligaya&Panda

Shao Wan dreams.

It is a strange place. She turns in a full circle to see better. The grassy, sunbleached plains stretch far, far, far to all sides… to the right, there are snow-capped mountains, but their massive size is reduced to a jagged line of haziness in the distance.

Small, lazy clouds float overhead, throwing wandering shadows onto the rolling sea of brown-green grass. Busy patches of darkness and light, only passing through, never to return.

Rants and Weekly Raves #226 (RAWR)

JoAnne: Our fearless leader is back from her big trip, none the worse for wear but maybe a little tired, and also sick of really rich people. We are all scouring the internet looking for clips of her presentation, because let's face it: at heart we are all Kakashi stans, and she looked faaaaaabulous. Trot, our US bias, our go-to expert for all things disastrous or glittery, is also winging her way home from Seoul. No more news of Mr. Peanut Heiress, but give me a minute and I'll think of something. (On Twitter, though.) Meanwhile here at home, Saki, Panda, and I have been braving stupidly cold weather. Seriously, why should it EVER be -15? Who needs that? No one!
kakashi: I feel destroyed.
Trotwood: I'm barely back. It is really cold, but Facebook reminded me that 4 years ago, at this time it was snowing so much in my town that the snow was nearly as high as my car. I am very thankful for the cold since there isn't three feet of snow on the ground. I only watch…

Fanfiction: This is between us (Moyuan & Bai Qian, 三生三世十里桃花)

This is between us - A Moyuan & Bai Qian short storywritten by Bunny
Editors: Le and Sunintaurus
Consultants: LalaLoop and kakashi
***Disclaimer: This story is a one-shot stand-alone piece. Not associated with Ink in Water,  which is also written by Bunny. NSFW.

Rants and Weekly Raves #225 (RAWR)

JoAnne: Winter needs to end.
kakashi: I want to go on holidays. 
When's your next mountain trip?
Next week but that's NOT HOLIDAYS.
String some lights. Make a roast. Wear pajamas all day.  Or do your crazy hiking up mountains thing.  Presto-chango, it's a holiday.
I'm gonna be in Davos, JoAnne. It's the WEF. I am so glad when this is over.
Ohhh, I meant parent's mountains! Hell no that's not a vacation. But you will do very well, I am sure of it. Shaking knees maybe, but I bet no one will be able to tell. You know your shit. You got this. And Chen Kun has got you. Look at that affection in his eyes.
(Trotwood busting in late and out of breath with a Kakashi fansign in a trail of glitter): What? Am I too late for the Kakashi should be president of the world send off?
SakiVI: I have the complete day off this MLK day, and I can't go anywhere because of the subzero weather and winds. 
Panda: Lucky all who stayed home today. I had to drive to work at 4F whose…

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

Chapter 6 - The Realm of TrialsPart 3

written by LalaLoop
consulting by Bunny
editing by kakashi

“I do hope the Princess of Xunzhua will recover soon,” said Yehua as he and the God of War took their seats in the latter’s study.

“She will,” Moyuan assured him. “High God Zheyan has removed the last trace of the Demonic spells they used on her. Do not worry.”

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 50 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 50 written by kakashi
edited by Panda & LigayaCroft

*A lot of years ago*

“Step closer, Mo Yuan. I want to show you something.”

“Yes, Father.”

Mo Yuan pushed himself off the floor and obediently stepped up to the table his father was sitting behind, keeping the proper distance between them. Fuxi’s desk was full of books and scrolls and artefacts, among them objects of great power- a small, pointy dagger; a mirror that reflected nothing; a thin, bright blue bracelet. It was hard to look at those artefacts for more than a few moments, their energy was hurtful to his eyes and by extension, his head, but Mo Yuan tried to endure it for as long as he could.

The Rise of Phoenixes (天盛长歌) - Chapter 3 (Fanfiction)

Skin as Soft as Silkwritten by kakashi
edited by Bunny

“Ahhhh," Prince of Chu moaned against his clenched fist. He was in pain from the throbbing sword wound below his left collarbone, but now that Feng Zhiwei was applying bandages to it in the confines of a fast moving carriage, he exaggerated his suffering on purpose.

He wanted to make her feel sorry for giving him such a fright and making him do uncharacteristically reckless things.

Rants and Weekly Raves #224 (RAWR)

JoAnne: Did y'all have a good drama week?
Trotwood: Nope. So many blocked shows here and class is really intense so must study. Too stressed to watch anything much but Jollibee commercials. Really, you should check them out. Don't expect much from me until I leave South Korea.
kakashi: I'm getting ready to spend a week at the World Economic Forum and am equally excited and terrified about it, so don't expect anything from me in the next few weeks. All I've been doing is stare at Chen Kun to feel good. It's working.
Panda: I did!
Stare at Chen Kun? I did, too. I won't say he calmed me down, exactly, but I did feel less stressed, after.
SakiVI: I am obsessed with Story of Ming Lan. I can't bring myself to watch anything else. I even forgot about Fate and Fury this week. Oh, hello Chen Kun.

Ashes of Love 香蜜沉沉烬如霜 - Episode 5 (Recap)

kakashi: Jin Mi's cluelessness continues, I find it extremely amusing. But then, this episode takes a rather unexpected turn!
panda: this was a fun episode.
JoAnne: I get distracted by a costume in this episode. Was it supposed to be skin?

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

Chapter 6 - The Realm of TrialsPart 2

written by LalaLoop
consulting by Bunny
editing by kakashi

“Shifu,” said Bai Qian as she watched the water inside the cast-iron kettle simmer on top of a warmer, while leaning against the kitchen counter and closing the scroll she had been reading. “What tea brew do you like best?”

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 69 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 69written by LigayaCroft
edited by kakashi

When Huo Zheng woke up that morning, she felt refreshed by a dream she had just had, of walking down a peach grove holding the small hand of a beautiful child— a head strong girl’s and a delicate boy’s— in each hand.

The Rise of Phoenixes (天盛长歌) - Chapter 2 (Fanfiction)

An Imposter goes Swimming 
written by kakashi
edited by Bunny

What a fortuitous encounter, Feng Zhiwei thought, as she skipped along the street toward Master Zong‘s house, an impolite man had turned out useful to enlighten her about this Prince of Chu she was supposed to marry in her cousin’s stead.

Fanfiction: Ink in Water - Chapter 21 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 21. Day by day, the world feels more and more like a godless place written by Bunny
consulting/editing: Le, LalaLoop, LigayaCroft, kakashi

Year 312,990
(17,010 years before the Ghost War)

The sound of voices arguing in the Grand Hall of Kunlun was loud enough that Bai Qian could hear them even from her chamber near the back of the school. They were arguing about her.

The Rise of Phoenixes (天盛长歌) - Chapter 1 (Fanfiction)

Note: This is something between a recap and fanfiction. For the moment, it is a retelling of the original story as shown in the TV series with some bits added, exploring and developing the relationship between Ning Yi and Feng Zhiwei further. As we move along, I might start changing the story so that I can give them a sizzling romance with some skinship and a happy ending eventually.
An Interesting Person (the First Encounter) written by kakashi
edited by Bunny

They all died because of you. You do not deserve to live such a happy life.

When the sixth prince of Tiansheng Kingdom, Ning Yi left the confines of Zongzheng Temple, his nightmares followed closely behind.

Rants and Weekly Raves #223 (RAWR)

JoAnne:  Did you all have lovely breaks over the holidays?  I did...filled with nothing but relaxing by myself or time with family and friends.  I've never been good at resolutions, but I do have some intentions this year (trying to be sneaky with my own self!) - I want to do some batch cooking so I have more home-cooked meals during the week, and I'd like to spend time on some of the other things I love besides dramas, like needlework and crafts.  Also, this man has been in several tv shows and I had never even heard his name until last night.  I'm adding him to my list of things I want to do.

Trotwood: I spent my time off trying to prepare for an extended study trip. I'm in South Korea now about to start an 3-week intensive Korean language course. I'm hoping that it gets me back on track especially when I'm forced to speak it (trying to ask where the paper towels were in Lotte Mart was not pretty yesterday). Anyway, the real irony is that I can't really w…

2018 Hits and Misses - PotUppers Flops and Tops

kakashi: Another year gone, another one begins. Time is like an endless river and we ride it on our little boats for a while. I am happy to have found so many great blogger friends on this journey. May 2019 brings as many memorable dramas as 2018! Below: the PotUppers Picks of the Year. Good or bad doesn't matter, this year, we talk about what made an impact.

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 49 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 49 written by kakashi
edited by Panda & LigayaCroft

The plains stretch as far as the eye can see. There are a thousand shades of green in the world, most of them unnamed. The scent of wet grass after the gracious rain tickles his nostrils and his legs want to run, run, run right to the edge of the world and beyond, but…

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 48 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 48 written by kakashi
edited by LigayaCroft & Panda

~ 101 years ago ~

“He did it. He really did it. He listened to me and got himself cursed! Why is he so… stupid...”

“Ance-tor, please don’t cry,” Fong Hung begged. He had never before seen her this shaken and he wanted her sobbing and quivering to stop. It hurt his heart and his head and all the rest of him to the bone.

Rants and Weekly Raves #222 (RAWR)

JoAnne:  This is the inbetween week, the week where you don't know what day it is and your sleep schedule goes to whack and everything you eat is decided on 'oh well, it's the holidays.'   I hope you all have a safe and happy New Year's Eve and that 2019 brings you far more good than bad.
Trotwood: I'm back!! Well, sort of. I agree. I've lost track of days and times, especially because it gets so dark so early. I got to watch some things but so far behind that I gave up on others (sorry God's Quiz Reboot team).
kakashi: In German, this inbetween-time is called "Zwischen den Jahren" (between the years) and I think this totally fits, because it feels like falling into a weird gap of timelessness. I want to wish all of you a GREAT 2019! My best wishes for happiness, money, luck, and pleasure.
SakiVI: Did a year go by already?  I'm not making any resolutions for 2019.  Except maybe to kiss more pony nosies.  I think that's doable.
Panda: Hap…