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Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #455

Anne: Hello Everyone! Hope those in the US had a good Thanksgiving break. I spent the week finishing up a project that when I first opened the box, I swore a bit (inside my head, since the 7 year old was next to me). Back story, so the little boy likes to "build" things. Usually, these are Lego sets that the adults still need to help with the "trickier" parts. However, he also like to look into these shops that sell a lot of overseas products, and they have a lot of these "building" projects. Now...whatever I could read from the box didn't really make a lot of sense to me. It talked about materials, fabrics, etc. So, the 7 year old wanted this "bookstore", which was REALLY cute. Also, they had the "other buildings" if you want to build yourself a whole tiny village. I don't know what I expected...except that my husband promised the 7 year old to start the project one Saturday when I was out with a girlfriend, and I came back to

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #454

Anne: Hello drama lovers! I am very late this week. Besides me getting very distracted by my short YouTube dramas, I also had to speed watch and finish a long over due drama, which will elaborate later. Although, in hindsight, it's a good thing that I've waited... All right then, let's get on with the discussion! Story of Kunning Palace Holy moly! This thing dropped without too much fanfare. Yes, this one has been saying that it will be "upcoming" for over a year! I thought that this show would be filed away, never to see the light of day. I started it as soon as saw it pop up on iQiyi. Everyone knows how much I love watching Bai Lu's dramas. Strangely enough, my over indulgence in the YouTube dramas, has actually made me well aware of the major plots variations that have been made and remade.  The plot of this drama is simple. Bai Lu's character is Jiang Xue Ning, who schemed her entire life to get to the position of empress, by using the people around he