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Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #369

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Anne: The week passed by like any other, and the pace of my life just zipped on by. I did spent the entire Sunday seeing my cousins whom I have not seen in years, so that was very enjoyable. And the five year old got a Christmas present from two years ago, still in its wrapper. The decision on which costume for Halloween he should wear will depend on which one isn't too hot and which one he can remove enough to use the restroom at school. I will probably need to send him to school with some shorts he can change into. This is Texas after all. Maybe the cold front will come early this week. I am still on my weekly streak of only watching a very limited number of shows. I managed TWO this week! Both with very slow airing schedules, which is probably why I was able to watch both of them. The King's Affection First thing I want to say... again... gosh this is one very very very pretty cast! Even her royal cousin (in the upper right) grew up to be quite the looker. And in episode 4 w

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #368

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Anne: So this week, the 5 year old told me "I'm want a wife who says poopie." And I just looked at him and thought, Odd that a 5 year old boy is talking about marriage/wife. And the very next thought I had was, Smart boy, you should always marry someone who has the same sense of humor.   To continue my weekly streak of only discussing one show a week, I wanted to start this week with a show that was talked about a few weeks ago, Rainless Love in a Godless Land .  The first thing I want to say is the title, which again is an interesting interpretation of the actual title, which is There is No Rain in a Godless Land . I do agree that Rainless Love sounds more poetic. I only watched the first few minutes due to my time constraints, and it starts with the plot that all the the "gods", which is a certain type of people, will leave earth before the last rain falls. However, some have developed human connections and want to take their "family", which is not a

Fanfiction: The Moon Mirror (Pojing & Bai Qian Alternative Ending) - Chapter 10 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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  Chapter 10 written by LalaLoop edited by Kakashi consulting by Bunny KILL HIM. Rip his jaws apart. The fires burned on, the screaming of both men and beasts alike entrapped him in its horror. The air he breathed in was a mix of sweat and blood. Yet the slaughter still had not ceased. Kill. Kill your way out . He sprang up and struck, pulling in air in a massive gasp. But there was no one there, only silence and absolute darkness. His eyes adjusted to the dark the next second as he took in the familiarity of his own room, his pulse drumming against his temples. Gauntlet? He raised his right arm and stared at the five sharp metal claws. He had summoned his weapon in his sleep. All the candles went alight with a flick of his hand. This room -- it felt like a cage at the moment. Ignoring the throbbing pain in his head due to last night’s wine and the aching of his muscles from excessive training lately, Pojing strode towards the door and sprung it open to step out th

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #367

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Anne: Well...my work life hasn't gotten any better...and the limited dramas that have captured my interests seem to be dwindling. I like the Mango short dramas, since they only take like 8-12 minutes each episode. I like them because they are short, and I don't need to focus for too long. I continue my streak of only talking about one (or two) drama per week. As always, if anyone has any interesting to share, I'm all ears.  Danger Zone This is a crime drama out of Taiwan that is quite intense. I started this about a month ago, but didn't continue pass the first ten minutes because I was really deep into One and Only and Forever and Ever . But now that is over, I started this back up. And once I started, I couldn't stop. The good thing was that I waited and the first 12 episodes, which finishes the first major arc of the series, all aired. Otherwise, I would be waiting very impatiently for the two episodes that air each Friday.  The story itself is at once intricate,

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #366

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Anne: Happy Tuesday Everyone! And is it sad that I'm looking forward to the weekend already? Those are the only two days when I can feel relaxed, even if I have deadlines. They just seem so far away...for the whole 48 hours. My life has been pretty boring, although I really wish that I can take a vacation. Do you think my people will hate me if I just dump all the work and left them for a week? Not only am I behind on everything, but I still have work that I need to do for a meeting with the Global Director tomorrow where I'm pretty sure I'm going to be getting a lecture. (I erased everything I just wrote after this since I did tell people I work with about the blog...).  But back to our discussion on dramas, or in the case of this week... the discussion of the 1 drama that I finished with some FF, that most people finished over a week ago. I do promise that I will make a more interesting posts when there are more interesting dramas. BTW, I'm waiting for History 5(?), e

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #365

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Anne: This week has been a very slow drama week for me. Mostly due to work. I spent a lot of time editing protocols and trying to streamline validation so that each person don't have like 150 samples and won't have to stay like 12 hours in lab. So this week's post will be very short, limited to the one show that I did finish. Hopefully, other readers were able to catch some interesting dramas that seems to be pouring out of production companies lately. I do wonder how much stock they have on the shelves. One of these days, someone should just buy the entire lot and start airing the ones that never made it on to the screen. Before we get started on the one show I finished, I have one little, little, tiny rant. What in the world is going with Chinese drama depiction of overseas research?! Is this some kind of coordinated propaganda? Why does every single scientific related show recently starts with some wacko western lab trying to "prevent" their Chinese researcher

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #364

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Anne: Another week goes by and I think I need more sleep. And good gracious how many dramas aired last week? I didn't even have time to take a peek at most of them. I haven't watched the rest of Forever and Ever  so we will leave these two love birds for discussion next week. The Founder of Diabolism -- Final Season If anyone has been watching the anime The Founder of Diabolism...it illustrated one of the MOST highly anticipated scene, the slightly funny, oddly romantic, and earth shattering moment when Wang Ji bounded Wei Wu Xian's hands with his hand band and proceeded to show him off to the youngsters.  As most of you know...the ONLY person who didn't understand the meaning of this was the one being bound. Even the kids knew what was going on. Lan SiZhui wisely blocked the truth from spilling out...with that famous piece of chick leg. The other interesting thing is that Wei Wu Xian did realize what the head band really meant. I never liked how they did this in the dr

Fanfiction: The Moon Mirror (Pojing & Bai Qian Alternative Ending) - Chapter 9 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 9 written by LalaLoop edited by Kakashi consulting by Bunny I’m not dead . Bai Qian’s eyes fluttered open. A white ceiling was above her and soft sheets underneath. She closed her eyes again, wondering if perhaps this was only a dream and that both she and the Dark Immortal had gone to the Nothingness. But if it was a dream -- she forced her eyelids open -- it wouldn’t hurt this much. Bai Qian had been sick and injured before, but the fatigue she felt now was beyond words, as if she had been hollowed out, sucked clean of all her powers. Her every muscle, every bone shrieked in pain if she so much as tried to move a hand. And her right arm… A terrible pain shot from her right elbow down to every single one of her fingers. Fractured as a result of a rough landing -- she remembered, swallowing down the pain. She turned her head to the right, where it felt brighter. Xunzhua , Bai Qian breathed in. This was her old room in the palace, and someone was standing by the wind