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Rants and Weekly Raves #287 (RAWR)

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Trotwood: Preparing to have all our courses go online, moving students out, establishing emergency housing, and doing a gazillion Zoom/Micosoft Team meetings was beginning to take it's toll last week, but all our study abroad students are back home (finally--it took our student in Northern Ireland the longest). This week will be settling into the new normal whatever that is. I picked up some new shows, but I don't know how long I will keep with some of them. Not that they aren't good, but my mind seems to want to reject anything too dark or taxing.
kakashi: I am settled into the new abnormal and coping quite well ... at the moment. Even getting some work done. Drama watching... not so much but that's normal for me too.

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

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Outtake 1Stairs

written by LalaLoop
edited by Kakashi
consulting by Bunny

*Bai Qian’s first year at Kunlun*

It took Bai Qian three attempts to make a perfect hair bun on the top of her head. Then, realizing that it was too perfect and too tight that she was starting to get a headache, she loosened the hair tie a little and swept her fingers across her forehead a few times to get some of those baby hairs out of place.

Love & Destiny 三生三世宸汐缘 - Episode 46 (Recap)

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kakashi: I'm back. Sorry that this isn't a very happy episode. On top of everything, A'Mo has Covid19 symptoms.
JoAnne: Apparently social distancing wasn't a thing back then.

Fanfiction: Moyuan and Bai Qian, Book 2 - Chapter 13, Part 7 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 13 - A Debt RepaidPart 7


written by LalaLoop
edited by Kakashi
consulting by Bunny

It was time he returned to the Void, Moyuan thought as he strode towards the Hall of Kunlun.

The few hours of meditation had restored his lost strength during his attempt to penetrate that device. That had been the most exhausting trip of all, but not without good results.

CUBIC (A SnarkCap) - Episode 11

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Shuk: Here we go on yet another journey to one of the best worst lakorns out there.  Episode 11! Is the end in sight? Has everyone figured out who really loves them, and who is a flockless psychopath?
Trotwood: I'm so glad you are continuing with this. It always provides me something I need even though I didn't know I needed it. Who knew that Nark's Newsie's outfits would provide me with such inner peace?
Kmuse: Anytime I think I might want to try a new Lakorn I remember that I am working on this project and I tell myself, "I'm good. It can't get better than staring on stairs." Let the snarkcapping continue.


Rants and Weekly Raves #286 (RAWR)

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kakashi: Everybody, stay healthy! Like Kim Ji Hoon, see below.
Trotwood: I knew he was buff, but I had no idea he was so flexible. It makes a person think things.

Rants and Weekly Raves #285 (RAWR)

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kakashi: Corona destroyed my entire work week and sucked the life out of me. Now that we have some clarity - school is closed until 26th April, no teaching at my university anymore, move to home office in part - I hope that I can get some work done. I wonder whether all of this makes it more likely that I can write a book until the end of May. In any case: have some kittens!
UPDATE: We are now on total lockdown until 19th April. 
Trotwood: I'm in charge of helping to switch my uni to remote work, including providing support to the move to doing all the rest of the semester's coursework online and providing safe, potential isolation protocol amenable housing to homeless and housing insecure students. The news and directives sometimes change every hour. We meet daily sometimes multiple times a day including weekends, so please excuse some of the problems below. I erased a bunch of my reviews by accident this weekend and had to rewrite at least half from memory. Panda: It's 2n…

Fanfiction: Moyuan and Bai Qian, Book 2 - Chapter 13, Part 6 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 13 - A Debt Repaid Part 6written by LalaLoop
edited by Kakashi
consulting by Bunny

Bai Qian scanned through the replies she had received from Yanzhi and the piles of scrolls the Ghost Princess had sent along as they all sat in Zhuowei’s study, having a quick lunch before they each returned to their duties. Having compared the notes she’d gathered with those from Zhuowei and Master Gejing, Bai Qian believed they could come to an agreement that the Celestial-made item the Demon Queen had told them about wasn’t just a myth. Master Gejing himself admitted that while preparing for his High Immortal examination at Kunlun, he’d had to do an awfully large amount of research and had come across similar information during one of his trips to the Demon Realm. But then, he, like most people, had deduced it to be an old tale for children.

Rants and Weekly Raves #284 (RAWR)

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kakashi: It's my birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not in the mood for much partying unfortunately
Panda: Happy. Happy Birthday dear Kakashi!!! Mmmmmmwah!!! Even though you're not in the mood, still wishing you a kick-ass year (just like you). Hi everyone! I'm here and felt I was beginning to sound like a broken record. Still not watching ANY dramas but 13th, I'm going ro be in front on Netflix eagerly consuming Kingdom s2 :)
Trotwood: Oh my! Happy Birthday to you. Sorry you aren't in mood for a party, but will you have cake at least? I'll eat cake in your honor.
JoAnne:  Happy Birthday to our most benevolent leader and dear friend! ot is I'll eat some cake for you too - especially if Trot is making it!
Well, I did party a bit yesterday. And tonight I will eat hotpot. it's nothing like in earlier years though where I celebrated for an entire week.....


Fanfiction: Moyuan and Bai Qian, Book 2 - Chapter 13, Part 5 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 13 - A Debt RepaidPart 5

written by LalaLoop
Edited by kakashi
consulting by Bunny

Zhongyin’s arrival at Xunzhua palace was about as elegant as Bai Qian had thought it would be. Nalan’s spies had found him in no more than a fortnight. He’d put up quite a fight, as Nalan told them while they waited for him to be escorted from the border to the Guest Hall, now that he had recovered from the struggle. But startled and with only a few guards at his side, Zhongyin had stood no chance against Xunzhua’s spies, each of whom was as quick as a cat in the night with endless tricks up their sleeves.

Rants and Weekly Raves #283 (RAWR)

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kakashi: How's the virus situation with y'all? I'm feeling under the weather right now, but I think it's just a normal cold... Lots of dramas starting in March, right?
Trotwood: I spent the weekend working on communications with students traveling abroad, especially in Italy, reviewing our quarantine protocol and pandemic plans. There are loads of dramas starting in March. Just the thought makes me feel tired rather than energized though.
The first case at my university is confirmed. We are no longer allowed to shake hands or kiss.