Rants and Weekly Raves #158 (RAWR)

Trotwood: I never thought a day would come when I'm actually watching more dailies than reg dramas. Does it count that I don't start these from the beginning but only about half way in. Looking forward to this week's Temperature of Love. I'm glad Jo likes it because I'm getting the feeling from the internet that we may be the only people. Didn't do that bad in ratings though.
JoAnne: Add the shows to the list! I'm sick of seeing all red - I only add the ones I know about.
You want my color, darling? I would be happy to give it to you. Yours, kakashi.

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 8 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 8written by LigayaCroft
edited by kakashi & panda

A-Li knew he deserved it that Xue Jiaolong turned him down when he called for her the day after their kiss… and the following days after that. He was aware that he had handled that night pretty badly — but to his credit, neither had he expected his granduncle’s words to mess with his mind so abominably he still felt unsettled about it even to this day.

Fanfic: A Cypress in Winter – Chapter 17 (Ice Fantasy - 幻城)

Chapter 17Written By Drama Panda and Unicorn Slippers

Xun Ru and Tao Min walked stiffly through the silk stalls of Sanctuary, each affecting the menacing attitude of a Fire Tribe soldier on patrol. They took turns flinging hostile glances at the cowering merchants, who quickly looked away in the hopes of avoiding a confrontation. The crowd milling through the streets all had the same hollow, powerless expression, and it made the Earth Tribe Captain’s blood boil to see his people so dispirited. Though he tightened his grip on the hilt of his sword until his knuckles grew white, he managed to keep his anger in check. He was just thankful that they had not passed through the street that housed his own family’s leather shop. He could not face his parents disguised as a Fire Tribe soldier, no matter the cost of revealing his true identity to them.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 56 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 56written by kakashi and MiniOrchid, with input by Chimera

Upon his arrival at the Crystal Palace, Die Feng found his poor parents in great distress. His mother’s eyes were red and swollen and his father wrung his hands repeatedly, as he was wont to do when under a lot of pressure.

“It is a great calamity,” the King of the Western Seas lamented, “the East Sea is accusing us of reneging on our promises!”

“Surely,” Die Feng said more calmly than he felt, “they will be reasonable? We need a bit of time to investigate what has happened to Da-Ge but we will be able to sort this out.”

“Reasonable?”, snuffled the Queen, “these people are not reasonable! They never were! I was against this marriage, from the very beginning!”

“Please calm yourself, wife,” the King said, “what good is it now to regret?”

“My poor Die Yong,” the Queen sobbed, “I have never before seen him so happy. No wonder…,” her voice trailed off as she sniffled more vehemently.

That and the look his father threw his…

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 55 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 55written by kakashi
editing/consulting by Panda, MiniOrchid and Chimera

Shao Wan jumped off her cloud at the location of the Fox Palace and was promptly insulted by an untidy looking, barefooted shrub who came running to block her way. “No strangers are allowed into the Fox Hole during the summer! By Queen Fengjiu’s orders!” he declared pompously and pulled a face, probably meant to intimidate her.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 54 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 54written by Panda
edited by kakashi

Ye Hua woke up drenched in sweat, pain radiating from his chest in a steady vicious wave. Gritting his teeth, he remained rigid and quiet to prevent Bai Qian from waking up. She lay as usual draped on his side with her left leg flung over his lower body, her head fitting perfectly in the curve of his shoulder. Holding himself in check, he regulated his breathing, inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply, focusing on his qi. Gradually, the pain faded away. After what seemed to be the last painful throb, he gave a tiny sigh of relief and relaxed his body.

I think it is getting better, he thought.

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 7 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 7written by LigayaCroft
edited by kakashi & panda

The late spring weather finally gave way to the early heat of what promised to be one of the warmest summers in Luoyang history. City-dwellers fanned themselves into a frenzy while drinking cold barley tea, and skipped the sun by staying indoors for longer spells of time.

Fanfiction 2: Moyuan and Bai Qian - Chapter 7, Part 6 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 7 - The Bell of DonghuangPart 6

written by LalaLoop
consulting by Juls
edited by kakashi

When Bai Qian ran out of Kunlun’s hall, she set out straight for the teahouse where she and Zilan had agreed to meet. In fact, if the back of her brain hadn’t yelled out Zilan’s name, she would have lost track of time completely.

Rants and Weekly Raves #157 (RAWR)

Trotwood: There are some new shows coming out this week, correct? I feel like Jo's doing all the heavy lifting here, but I'm so not interested in most of the things on. I think I will check out Temperature of Love, despite the fact that Kim Jae Wook is not (once again) the lead. I think he will be wearing vests sometimes, and this shows that he will not play a villain all the time. What else is coming up this fall?
kakashi: What gave it away, Trot? (That Jo is doing the heavy lifting)
JoAnne: Yes, ToL starts tonight, so it'll be on next week's RAWR because you know I'm not missing out on Lee Jae Wook in a vest, out of a vest, second lead, third walk on, dressed as a woman, killing people with kettle balls, you name it. I'm there for the handsomest professional second lead in Korea.

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 6 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

Chapter 6written by LigayaCroft
edited by kakashi & panda

Born with perfect lives, Celestials rarely suffered need or want of anything. This, however placed Heaven in a quandary; how could a clan rule over the lower clans such as the Mortal Clan if they knew nothing about the seven emotions and six desires [1]?