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Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #334

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Trotwood: So many new shows out this week. So many shows that I want to like but did not. I'm starting to think it's just me because many people seem to be liking these shows. Instead, I'm finding comfort in webtoons. Are people watching any new shows? Also, I'm willing to have my mind changed about some of the shows that had a lot of buzz that I didn't like. Also, did anyone try River Where the Moon Rises ? I'm tempted because it looks like Ji Soo will finally get the girl! kakashi: I'm in the mountains. It's much too warm, the snow is melting in front of my eyes. Plus, there's Sahara dust in the air, everything looks weird. I've watched zero of nothing, unless you count my rewatch of Attack on Titan together with my kiddo. Also: This was supposed to be a holiday, but I'm working hardcore on an edited volume which I need to get done asap to make time for more important matters. The kiddo on the other hand has an entry exam into junior high/h

Cubic (A SnarkCap) - Episode 13

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Shuk: More tea sets! More Red Robe scenes! More staring! Danny still can't dance, and Lin Lan Ser still can't emote. But the law enforcement is closing around our high IQ / low EQ girl as her silly older sister waxes rhapsodic over her fantasy of LLS's love directed at her. Trotwood: It's been a really really long time, so I thought that my complete disdain for Nark"s fanily would have lessened with time. Nope. If anything, my pandemic patience is non-existent for these two. Kmuse: UGH! I forgot the stupid Dad and Sister are back. I foresee them annoying me greatly.

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 90 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 90 written by LigayaCroft edited by Kakashi Running away from monsters had been a common occurrence for Wei Xiaolian these past couple of years. Somehow, the Dog Beating Stick always kept them at bay, but once she ventured outside its protective circumference they gathered toward her like ants. Her grandfather had once said it was because of the way her skin strangely smelled like white flowers when she was born that she had her trouble, and it was because of the Dog Beating Stick’s noxious spiritual aroma which helped cover it up that she had her reprieve. Knowing there might be more coming, Wei Xiaolian tried to attract the five Bashe farther away from the town, and deeper into the swampy forest. With only eight daggers and five arrows left, she knew her chances were very slim. But since she could not outrun the serpents, she might as well burn her boats and minimize the fallout. Which was hard to do because the incessant banging reverberated in her head with discordant nois

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #333

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Trotwood: I feel very fortunate to have been able to get the vaccine. All staff who work in testing sites in my state were on the list after first responders, health care workers, and nursing home employees. But boy dose #2 was a doozy. I haven't had body aches like that in forever. Most of my staff didn't look much better than the zombies in Kimi to Sekai ga Owaru Hi ni during our meetings on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, I didn't even bother turning on my camera--reporting out from my bed. We were all laughing about it though because we realized how fortunate we are. kakashi: Switzerland is so slow that I will get my vaccine in May at the earliest. Hahaha. Not funny. My dad gets his first shot this Thursday though and I'm so glad about that. 

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 89 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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  Chapter 89 written by LigayaCroft edited by Kakashi Probably because she had never left on her own without telling anyone before, the sect’s guard was so relaxed that Wei Xiaolian had been able to leave Lijiang unimpeded before noon yesterday. The journey to Yongchang took about two weeks on foot, but with a horse it could be shortened to nine days. So, in a slight deviation from the rules of their sect, Wei Xiaolian took a horse with her and set off. Last night was spent under the stars. While she took all the necessary precautions and tried to remain vigilant, all the excitement of the day caused her to sleep soundly while tied to a fat branch above a tall tree. The following day, Wei Xiaolian was back on the road at sunrise, eager to find a traveler’s station so she could have something heavy and warm for lunch. By now, she was far enough from Lijiang to lose the radial protection of her grandfather’s staff, but instead of getting intimidated, it made her feel more determined. Wei

Fanfiction: Moyuan and Bai Qian, Book 2 - Chapter 20 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 20 - Past Year, On This Day, At These Gates [*] written by LalaLoop edited by Kakashi     consulting by Bunny “The small library, Migu. Yanhua Cave, Migu. The Treasury, Migu. The Common Court, also Migu!” Bai Qian was sitting under the pavilion at the side of Qingqiu Lake, flipping over the jumble of records from Qingqiu’s so-called ‘departments’ which had been run by the same few people for the last several millennia. Well -- we are understaffed, that much I’m sure of. But as she was interrupted by yet another grunt, Bai Qian placed down her documents and sighed at the sight of her restless niece. “Why can’t we attend the coronation ceremony, Gu-gu, why?” the little fox was pacing back and forth. “For the nine-hundredth time, Fengjiu,” Bai Qian’s eyes rolled. “As a reigning queen, it isn’t appropriate for me to attend a prince’s coronation. It’s not how it’s done!” It wasn’t that she wanted it to be so, Bai Qian thought grudgingly. This Celestial Coronation was bound to be th

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #332

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Trotwood: I didn't watch much this past week or weekend, which is when I usually catch up. There was snow and snow day baking. Thus between the near 16 inches we got last Monday and the additional 8 inches this weekend, I didn't get to much. Started a Saturday Korean class, so there was homework to do as well. I did pick up some new shoes in between snow storms, but I'm behind in everything--even them--except for Manner of Death. kakashi: Is the pandemic good for Chen Kun or not? Please discuss. Oh, now I remember I wanted to watch and recap Yin and Yang Master before today (not the one with Chen Kun) but... my husband bought me another kitchen gadget last week, inspired by my loving fervor of my air fryer (who, by the way, is named "Gary"). It's a thermomix, we named him "Aquila". It has an internet connection and I'm a little afraid of it but I made brioche dough yesterday. It is still rising, but I will put it into the oven in about an hour.

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #331

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Trotwood: Snow. snow. snow. As of three hours ago, we only had 12 inches (around 30 cm), but I'm not complaining because other people have had up to 17. It is still snowing pretty hard, too. I'm thankful that I don't have to go anywhere and no one has lost power. I'm looking for something fluffy to pick up where people don't annoy me. Suggestions? kakashi: Here it's rain, rain, rain. I went to the dentist today and it was anxiety inducing. Too many people about! I got take away for tonight though. I watched All Creatures Great & Small (Panda made me do it) over the weekend, it's cute. But I'm not in the mood to watch anything, I fast forward everything these days.

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 88 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 88 written by LigayaCroft edited by Kakashi Having received news from Qing Qiu that for the first time in thousands of years, Zhe Yan showed signs of consciousness, Li stopped by for a visit before he set out with Wei Xiaolian for Yongchang. There was great excitement in his Fourth Uncle’s mansion. Even the peach trees in the front yard that had been planted by Zhe Yan so long ago appeared to be in fuller bloom, filling the air with its tart sweet smell, and no doubt further lifted the mood of everyone who saw them. Li walked into Zhe Yan’s bedchamber to find his Fourth Uncle, Grandfather and Grandmother keeping watch while Mei Lin gave Zhe Yan a pill, followed by a decocted drink. “He is still unconscious?” he asked after doing his greetings to his elders. “He is again, but his fingers moved a while ago, as well as his brows.” His Grandmother, Bai Hongyu, clarified. She took Zhe Yan’s limp right hand from where it lay on the bed to place it on top of her lap. Considering Zhe Y