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Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 75 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 75written by LigayaCroft
edited by Kakashi

The first sight of the verdant hills of Qing Qiu, teeming with multicolor flowers and blessed insects as seen past the crescent moon-shaped mouth of the Eastern Valley, triggered a multitude of happy memories every time Li stepped foot in the place.

Love & Destiny 三生三世宸汐缘 - Episode 55 (Recap)

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kakashi: We move on, swiftly towards something... could it be the end? The end of suffering? The end of love? The end of... meandering storytelling?
JoAnne:  This would be the only area where I would accept the end of social distancing.
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Fanfiction: Moyuan and Bai Qian, Book 2 - Chapter 14, Part 8 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 14 - The Tide TurningPart 8

written by LalaLoop
edited by Kakashi
consulting by Bunny

The courtyard was quiet. The guests had all left.

Smoke rose from their teacups as they sat opposite of one another, going on with another game. Moyuan lifted his own cup, tasted the liquid once and put it back down. It could be too bitter, or too plain, he would not know.

Rants and Weekly Raves #300 (RAWR)

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Trotwood: I'm in a slog, trying to prepare for summer courses that I was supposed to be teaching in China but which have moved online, but not enough time to prepare since I've been to busy with COVID-19 response work as well as dealing with campus repercussions because some people just realized that there is racism in America. duh. Anyway, what I'm watching I'm liking and there may be subs for the 2nd season of BG: Shinpen Keigonin/Personal Bodyguard, and there are more pics of Kim Ji Hoon with long hair, so I'm happy.
kakashi: Thank you, Trot. Has his drama started? (it hasn't)
Panda: I have a week vacation! I had no idea how much I needed this time off work till I found myself randomly dancing in the kitchen this morning just from not having to do anything. I am eagerly awaiting BG2 too, and in meantime going through my crime drama suggestions. I finished Rosemary and Thyme and am now on episode 3 of Shakespeare and Hathaway and I looove it! JoAnne:  I'm…

WET AND HOT: Aquariums in Dramas

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Shuk: My experiences with aquariums is that they tend to be filled with chattering children laughing at turtle poop. But they do have pretty backdrops of colorful fish, and low-level lighting to hide an occasional kiss.

There are a lot of reflective surfaces that Klieg lights would easily bounce off. And the viewer might see the cameras and production personnel. And the very dimness that makes it romantic also makes it hard to see when watching it on a small screen.
But despite the difficulties of filming in such an environment, I have noticed that there are a lot of shows that use an aquarium as a backdrop, either as part of the storyline, or more frequently a date.

SHOWS USING AQUARIUMS AS PLOTNargareboshi (Japan 2010) The plot centers around a lonely worker, Kengo. He works mostly with the jellyfish exhibits at the aquarium, but finds himself in a desperate search for a living organ donor for his younger sister. In order to secure medical approval, he enters into a year-long contr…

Fanfiction: Getting Lost on the Roads of Life - Chapter 12 (A KakaSaku Story)

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Chapter 12 - Mind-Kakashi Number Two 6.53 pm.

Sakura was so exhausted she could barely walk back to her office. It was one of those days you wanted to erase from your life completely, hoping not a sliver of a memory would remain - yet you knew there would be no such mercy, your soul was forever tarnished by the horrors you had experienced.

Rants and Weekly Raves #299 (RAWR)

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Trotwood: I've gone nocturnal. It's hot, and I have major deadlines this week. So I'm sleeping early and getting up at midnight to work when it is cooler. I work until it gets hot again and my arms start sticking to top of my desk. Since I'm having difficulty distinguishing one day from the next, it seems to be working for me so far. I only have one evening meeting this week, so . . . Still not watching much cause you know--deadlines.
Panda: Binged first 2 seasons of Rosemary and Thyme and I'm currently halfway into season 3 :)
JoAnne:  I have no idea what that is...I finished the entire Homeland series, though,  and from start to finish: Claire Danes is a genius but my GOD I would have pushed Carrie Mathiesen off a bridge.  She was not a good agent, not a good friend, not a good sister, not a good mother, and she got all her lovers killed.  She LUCKED into any big discoveries and she took unacceptable risks and she falsely viewed herself as the only person who could…

Fanfiction: Moyuan and Bai Qian, Book 2 - Chapter 14, Part 7 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 14 - The Tide TurningPart 7

written by LalaLoop
edited by Kakashi
consulting by Bunny

“My King…” Nalan gasped and hurled toward them. The soldier’s face was filled with shock upon the state of Bai Qian. As quickly as he could, Nalan removed with magic the mud that caked on her skin.

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 74 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 74written by Ligaya Croft
edited by Kakashi

“It is as you have predicted, Zhu Ge Lao Ye. Tianjun has named his eldest son as Crown Prince.”

The Observer looked from across the table toward his Employer, who repulsed him. Driven by vengeance and ambition, this puny immortal actually dared to take the steps toward Jiuchongtian’s throne. What had these Celestials become, to be concerned about titles and prestige, about bloodline purity as a mark of righteousness? But then, should he be surprised when this race had been raised to the pedestal by Fuxi himself?

Cubic (A SnarkCap) - Episode 12

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Shuk: You would think with all the stay-at-home orders, there would be more time to continue our delightful path down Cubic's Way. But as one of the 'front line' employees in this crisis, it's been remarkably tough to find any groove to write up anything. But I know this must be completed! The world must know Truth, Justice, and the Lin Lan Ser Way!
Kmuse: I'm ready to find out if we finally have some conversation between the leads or it is more cringey staring. Who am I kidding? There is going to be a lot of cringey staring.
Trotwood: With all the changes going on in the real world (sometimes every hour), it's sort of comforting to know that Nark's obliviousness is ever constant. 
By the way, this one has a lot of slow-motion camera work, and lots of staring. I mean, more than the usual Cubic episode.
Like I said "ever constant."