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Rants and Weekly Raves #255 (RAWR)

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kakashi: I'm back from mountain holidays, it's always really tough to acclimate back... did 5 hours housework this Sunday and sweated so much I could have filled a swimming pool.
Trotwood: Now that Kakashi is back from the mountains, and the student staff are trickling back to the 7 colleges and universities in my town, summer can officially be declared over. I didn't do much this week but be in denial about this fact.
I watched zero minutes of anything. But wow... what a first day back at work. Slightly slower would have been okay too. 
Panda: We clocked in 17+13+9+ extra hours of driving last week. When I got back home I was shattered! But we had loads of fun seeing family and friends. My drama drought lives on... 
SakiVI: Popping in to say that with a lot of hard work, focus and determination, I finished Longest Day in Chang'an and now I can think of other shows.  Phew!

Love & Destiny 三生三世宸汐缘 - Episode 11 (Recap)

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kakashi: There's touching. Heavens help!
JoAnne: Yeah, that block of ice is more like ice chips now.
Bunny: And I'm a puddle of mush. This was entirely too. stinking. cute.

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 62 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 62written by Kakashi
edited by Panda & LigayaCroft

“Do you need help, Xīngān*?”

Lin Dao’s anxious sympathy made Qing Quan’s misery much, much worse.

“Just don't touch me again!” he retched. His stomach had long emptied out, and he only spat bitter stomach fluid into the shrubs on the side of the road. His head sent red-hot pulsating pain throughout his entire body so that even standing upright was a challenge. I will crush you! he wailed at the Celestial. But the God of War’s awareness was subdued and mute in the mind prison that Qing Quan had locked with heavy chains.

“I told you the timing was suspicious,” Lin Dao sounded hysterical. “What if he is able to read your mind? What if he is just using you?”

Qing Quan hated her in this moment, so much he wanted to throttle her. He had once been able to feel something akin to admiration for her because of her ruthless fierceness. When had she become this fearful, timid woman who only knew how to anticipate calamity?

“Suspici…

Love & Destiny 三生三世宸汐缘 - Episode 10 (Recap)

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kakashi: Things get nasty. I'm so full of Schadenfreude (I learned a new word today). You can't bury the truth, friends. You only get hurt trying.
Bunny: This was definitely a turning point episode. One enemy down, only about five more to go!
JoAnne: Oh so this is a COMEDY, no one told me!

Fanfiction: Moyuan and Bai Qian, Book 2 - Chapter 10, Part 3 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 10 - Devices and TrialsPart 3

written by LalaLoop
consulting by Bunny
editing by Kakashi

I have been asking the wrong question.

Rants and Weekly Raves #254 (RAWR)

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kakashi: This is a holiday RAWR. Nobody is around. But Mark says hiiiiii.
Trotwood: Not much to say. Not caught up on much because I was sick, but I will always have time to say hello to Mark.  I'm not crazy. However, I have not watched one Korean drama this week. Too sick to have energy required for Dr. John's silly medical stuff or Ji Sung's sizzle.
You're the best, Trot. I was ready to post an empty RAWR :D

Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Panda! 

Love & Destiny 三生三世宸汐缘 - Episode 9 (Recap)

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kakashi: This is a sad episode. But at least, we clearly see that God of War is worried about Ling Xi. He should have hugged her though. Several times. Okay, and then it's also an exciting episode because of the Ding. The what?
JoAnne:  There's one moment I'm sure you'll mention later that really touched me, between these two. He's certainly conflicted about her, isn't he!
Bunny: I would say this is the episode where the thawing truly commences. 

Fanfic: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan 2.0 - Chapter 61 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 61 written by kakashi
edited by LigayaCroft

Golden Dragon, listen to me, Mo Yuan urged his struggling dragon form. Fenghuang will get you out, I promise! We’ll be fine this time, no need to worry!

Earth magic, Gold Dragon’s breathing was panicked and fast, too much earth magic, it means to crush us again!

As soon as they had drawn closer to the Caves, earth magic had started to press down on Mo Yuan. He was chained with power suppression bonds, but they were not what caused this eerie feeling of being buried underneath a mountain. It was the land itself. He recognized it all too well.

It was hard to still the body and the mind and trust one’s own plans and judgments when memories of that time, of being at the mercy of powerful earth magic for 100 years flooded your head like a destructive wave. The lives of immortals were very long, a hundred years should be gone and forgotten like a sneeze - but the memories of waking up from an emotionless state to the realization of what …

Love & Destiny 三生三世宸汐缘 - Episode 8 (Recap)

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kakashi: An annoying new character, a Ding, and many explosions. This was an episode that felt like it set up the next stage for this drama.
JoAnne:  I did feel like we got a lot of information in these couple of episodes.
Bunny: I just like seeing Grumpy Uncle make new faces.

Rants and Weekly Raves #253 (RAWR)

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kakashi: I'm hiking! *waves from a mountain top*
Trotwood: That looks lovely! I wish I was there with you! Looks like even my posts are going to be shorter this week, so for some shows, there aren't any updates, while for BWGM, I don't know if the subbing will be complete in time for me to watch and review for this post. Several subbers are/were on vacation. I wonder if they are also hiking in Swiss mountains. Wouldn't that be funny if they were, and you all accidentally met at some chalet?
I don't know - I prefer not to meet anyone when on hikes :)
Panda: Hiiiiiiiiiii! Not watching anything so byyyyyyyyye. 

Fanfiction: Moyuan and Bai Qian, Book 2 - Chapter 10, Part 2 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 10 - Devices and TrialsPart 2

written by LalaLoop
edited by kakashi
consulting by Bunny

Another blinding flash of light swept across the Celestial Grand Hall. Another batch of soldiers lay motionless on the ground, the light had left their eyes completely. The remaining ones trembled at the sight yet they could do nothing but keep on watching their comrades being slaughtered by an unstoppable wrath, their eyes constantly darting towards the exit.

Love & Destiny 三生三世宸汐缘 - Episode 7 (Recap)

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kakashi: GoW is facing the consequences of his sexy action from last episode. Burning that war report might have been an incredibly swoon-worthy deed, but man, those Celestials are out for blood. He knows he has half the Heavens against him. 
Bunny: Well, you can't be noble without paying for it. Isn't that how this works? I'm just confused why all these people are called "gods" when as a bunch, they're just not very bright. This whole case could be solved with just a tiny bit of critical thinking.
JoAnne:  I just struggle with so MANY gods. It's cool, have more than one...but if there's thousands, how special are they? Hi, I'm the God of Grocery Lists. Uh, cool, I guess?

Crisis: Special Investigation Squad - Episode 3 (Recap)

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Where we are forced to ask ourselves who/what causes terrorism.
These type of episodes hurt in a different way because it's easy to see how anyone can fall into the pit.