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Rants and Weekly Raves #321 (RAWR)

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Panda: I have lost all track of days and time at this point. How is everyone? Hugsss. Trotwood: COVID has melded the space/time continuum. It's hard to distinguish days and time when you spend so much time in virtual realities, which is what 8 hours of zoom meetings feel like. Kids are in school but then are at school at home. We see so many government protests that I am starting to have difficulty distinguishing one from another because people everywhere seem to be protesting similar things. In the U.S., our election has turned into the movie Groundhog Day. Now with daylight savings time where I live, it looks like midnight by 5 PM. I seem to be dropping more shows than I'm picking up.   kakashi: I have the sit-at-home fatigue. I am looking forward to things like daily grocery shopping or taking out special waste to the waste collection place. I might go to the office just for the sake of going to the office next week. People are saying to watch Murderous Affair in Horizon Tow

Fanfiction: Moyuan and Bai Qian, Book 2 - Chapter 19 Part 1 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 19 - The Dragon’s Scale Part 1 written by LalaLoop edited by Kakashi   consulting by Bunny “Seventeenth,” Zilan’s hands were on her shoulders. Bai Qian slightly turned her head to let him know she was listening. “Seventeenth,” he continued. “Our Seniors will arrive any second, they will want to pay respect to Shifu.” “Give me another minute,” she said. “Just another minute.” Zilan stooped down, his face full of worry. With a sigh, he looked at her for a long while. “All right,” he said at last, and quietly left. Alone again inside Kunlun’s meditation chamber, Bai Qian kept still at the base of the rocky platform on which Moyuan was lying. She hadn’t moved since the moment she’d settled down and placed her hand on his arm. She wasn’t sure how much time had passed; but she knew that soon, Kunlun would be flooded with people other than her Seniors. Of course they would want to pay respect to the God of War before he was taken to the Sea of Innocence – the sacred land of the Celes

Rants and Weekly Raves #320 (RAWR)

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kakashi: My mother passed away last week. It was peaceful. I'm grateful she was in no pain until the very end. And now forget I wrote this and enjoy chatting about dramas! Trotwood: I was so sorry to hear about your mother but happy that she was able to pass peacefully, Kakashi. Don't forget to take some time for yourself and good memories in your time of grief. I have been swept up in a wave of Japanese dramas with subs. I don't know why this is happening all of a sudden, but I'm not going to question it. I've seen it before--going through a season with a large number and then going another seven months to a year without new Japanese dramas getting subbed. I'm going to appreciate while it lasts knowing that there is always a chance that they won't be completed.    Also, is anyone watching the Korean drama Kairos? I reviewed first episode when it came out, but I dropped it not because it wasn't good but because it was making my anxiety levels go through

Rants and Weekly Raves #319 (RAWR)

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Trotwood: I didn't watch very much this past week, or at least much that was new--because I was feeling far too stressed about what was happening in the world. Halloween caused a spike in numbers in local campuses and the US election was (and is still in some ways) dragging on. I ended rewatching the 2016 Thai drama Ngao Asoke and the 2015 Bromance with Megan Lai and Baron Chen (one of the few OTPs that I had to fight shipping in real life). Waiting to hear about test results for an entire residence hall and election results wasn't conducive to sitting through any kind of other angst. Positive thing about getting my twitter account suspended was not seeing all the news updates every minute from all the news organization I follow. (see My Wonderful Life to get full account of twitter suspension if you want a laugh) JoAnne:  I think I'm current with DDSSLLS and Start-Up and that's about it.  Last night I couldn't resist though and started an Egyptian show called Par

Fanfiction: Moyuan and Bai Qian, Book 2 - Chapter 18 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 18 - Ironfeather written by LalaLoop edited by Kakashi   consulting by Bunny Bai Qian’s whole arm began to hurt. Like a wild horse being forced under a saddle, the fan in her hand shook with every strike; it was unstable, almost beyond her control. But there was no questioning its power. Through the fine metal, her magic was strengthened beyond her expectations. Silver waves of force each metal tip emitted swept through the enemy’s lines. Men and beasts fell, they fell so quietly and quickly that it made her shudder every time. A power too proud and mysterious to submit to any individual’s will. With a single goal in mind, Yehua had found himself face-to-face with Luoji, theirs was a battle that no man in his right mind wanted to be in the vicinity of. They took up a large perimeter in the center and fought without regard for their surroundings. Nearby, Luoji’s standing supporters did their best to keep help away from Yehua for as long as possible. Especially… “ARGHHHH!” Bai Q

Rants and Weekly Raves #318 (RAWR)

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kakashi: Not a single child wanted to collect sweets yesterday. I kind of expected it, but it still makes me sad. My mother is still in the hospital. I move further and further away from wanting to watch any light entertainment. Husband and I watched two NXIVM documentaries though (well, parts of it). I'll write down some thoughts below. Oh: and the Mandalorian is back! Trotwood: I'm so sorry to hear about your mother, Kakashi. About dramas, I'm the opposite I think in that I can't really watch anything dark and realistic right now with the States going increasingly dark. Watching a Trump supporter caravan trying to run a Biden bus off the road and another murder of a black man whose family had called for help because he was having a mental breakdown hasn't made me feel a lot of faith that things are getting better either. However, I noticed looking through the shows I wrote about that it is the hopeful ones that I' gravitating towards now. Panda: Prayers for yo

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 83 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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  Chapter 83 written by LigayaCroft edited by Kakashi Meditation while in Hùndùn brought with it a deeper power than when done in the Created World. There, Li could feel more connected to the nascent energy that permeated all living beings. Because of this, he healed at a faster rate there than he would have elsewhere. Thus, after being well enough to stand after the skirmish in Kunlun, Li requested to borrow his Uncle’s meditation cave and went to Hùndùn. This time, he found Nüwa in a world within a dreamscape that looked much like what Kunlun could have looked like when it was new. Its wood, the stone, all gleamed. The pools in front of the worship hall were already there but they had water lilies in them. There were still trees where in present time there were several buildings as an extension to house the Sanctuary’s disciples and servants. Nüwa sat on a woven mat underneath a tree, one arm perched against an arm rest as she read a scroll. Li went straight toward her, and with much