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Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #352

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Trotwood: Long week and long weekend. I'm writing this at 3 am my time after returning from a full very very hot day in NYC with my younger daughter. I'm awake because I took a really long shower to get off all the sweat and deal with the blisters I have. We ended up walking 11 miles! Eager to hear about what everyone is watching, especially if you are watching either of the shows in my " Interesting, but I know I am never going to watch" category below: Falling Into Your Love is an e-sports drama. I love getting more sports dramas. This one has a love story as the main part of it I gather. Anyone watching? Here is another Korean drama based on a webtoon. I'm hearing mixed commentary about this, particularly about the male lead's acting, but then I heard some people thinking the actors are doing wonderfully, so . . .  Last week, I mentioned that I was starting two new features as we count down to the end of RAWR.

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #351

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Trotwood: I've got good news and bad news, and if you are anything like me, you'll want to hear the bad news first. Bad news : I've already told Kakashi that I can't do RAWR anymore after July. I have been put in charge of an additional department, and starting in July, I will be overseeing twenty different departments/offices. As you all have seen, my drama watching has already taken a hit before, it's going to trickle down to a smaller amount with the new semester. Good news : I'm still going to do RAWR through the end of July, meaning the July 27 posting with be the last one. This means that we can all have a long good bye, and because of that, I'm going to include a couple of new features as we do the countdown. 1) Personal blog favorites: Here I am going to post links to some of my favorite blog posts each week. I hope people will start thinking about this themselves and share on the last day. This week I would like to alert people to the squeecaps for

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #350

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Trotwood: Watching less but reading a LOT more webtoons and novels and watching Youtube videos on cooking and places I want to travel when the world truly begins to recover. Just got a notice that Switzerland will be voting on June 23 about whether it will open up to US and Canadians who are full vaccinated, and because I clicked on that information so fast, I also got invited to put my name in for a free trip!! I never win anything, but it did make me smile during my lunch break. kakashi: I'll stay here/in the mountains for a while until everyone who has travel urges has traveled :D The world will be a crowded place, don't you think? It's actually just the government who is going to decide on June 23 so the chances are high. You're more than welcome here, Trot!   This, of course means that I have completely given up on trying to catch up on anything. Also, there seems to be a gazillion Korean drama premiering this week, but I don't feel badly at all because I'm

Cubic (A SnarkCap) - Episode 15

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  Shuk: Has Ruthainark finally realized her feelings? Has she realized his? Will these SnarkCaps ever finish? Stay tuned! Trotwood: At this point, I didn't think she'd realize her feelings even after they were married with 6 kids! But hope does spring eternal. Kmuse : Nark might be one of the dimmest leading ladies I have watched in my long drama watching career. Yet, somehow I still find myself rooting for her happy ever after. (nodding in agreement)

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #349

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Trotwood: I'm drowning in being behind in dramas. I've just given up on some, even those I really like. I'm still two weeks behind Miss Monte Cristo, and there are so many more dramas coming our way. I thought I'd have more time once my semester was over, but then I signed up for two Korean classes and there are all those projects to prepare for a fall that still has moving health targets, and I already feel like summer is over. I love sports dramas, but it looks like I'm not going to even start Racket Boys. I love Zhu Li Long even more than sports dramas, but there is no way I'm going to have the energy for his 40-episode angst-filled The Rebel though it looks lovely. KOREA Sell Your Haunted House Viki is subbing this drama really slowly, so no. I have NOT seen the last episode because Viki hasn't subbed it yet, so please, NO SPOILERS. The egg ghost is back, and I'm not going to lie, it's always freaked me out. I was impatient only because they had

Fanfiction: The Moon Mirror (Pojing & Bai Qian Alternative Ending) - Chapter 4 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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  Chapter 4 written by LalaLoop edited by Kakashi     consulting by Bunny “Just one more time, Qianqian, I’ll get it!” A-li grabbed her sleeve and began to swing her arm to and fro. “One more time.” Bai Qian had been teaching the boy a simple spell to summon fire onto a wooden stick. So far, A-li had not been successful. She sighed, smiling. “All right, one more time and then bedtime.” “Yes!” he jumped, waving his stick. Bai Qian stooped down and moved the candle they’d been working with closer to the edge of her desk. “Concentrate,” she said. “This is a summoning spell. You’re not making a flame, you’re moving it from the candle to the tip of your stick. So think about the distance between the two objects, not the fact that your stick has to burn.” A-li squeezed his eyes close. Bai Qian stood back and couldn’t help giggling at his serious expression. Suddenly his eyes sprang open, A-li breathed in deeply and shot his palm forward. Bai Qian was prepared to see t

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #348

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Trotwood: Thank goodness for the long three-day weekend, but even though I didn't do much but cook for my visiting daughter and eat instead of all the other stuff I planned, I'm still tired. I think I just need a real vacation!! There are still way more dramas coming out than I have time to watch. kakashi: We're all going to need a year long vacation from this lost Covid year. And it's not over yet. Yesterday, I watched Belgravia only to realize about halfway through that I... have watched it before. Wow, brain. Well done. Here is the show that I'm probably never going to watch but looks like it could be zany fun. Did anyone watch Mad for Each Other ? I love Joe Chen, but I can't commit to a 47-episode show about pilots. Anyone watching New Horizon ?