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Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 59 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 59written by Miniorchid
edited by kakashi

Once again she was back at the entrance. Ten days...and she had not even gotten halfway. But she was fortunate, she told herself. Because of the training she had received at Kunlun with the Demon Ancestor, and because of Kunlun’s power suppression that had forced her to excel, her agility and speed had improved exponentially. If not, she would never have made it this far.

The King's Avatar 《全职高手》- Episode 10: Emperor of Analysis & Data Faction

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The King's Avatar 《全职高手》- Episode 10: Emperor of Analysis & Data Faction Some people are just uncanny >_>. This is an episode heavy on analysis and information dumping. It will be long XD with lots of JoyceExplaining...
We understand why the correct literal translation of the title is "Master of All Classes".
I'm also going to make lots of little gifs XD


Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 10 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 10written by LigayaCroft
edited by kakashi & panda

He had been too careless today.

For hundreds of millennia, the world continued to exist oblivious of The Observer’s presence because he never interfered.

But today, he did.

CUBIC (A Snarkcap) - Episode 6

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Trot: I was so excited thinking that this episode was shorter, but it was just because the version I was looking at had cut out about 40 minutes from the end. Sigh. Now it’s bloated from trying to explain all the action. Sigh again.
Kmuse: It's because there was a good twenty minutes of mafia guys shooting each other and not hitting anything. I would probably cut some of it out if I had my way too. 
Shuk: Still, there was a little bit of character development. And also, a cautionary tale to always keep extra ammo when you are a villain.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 58 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 58written by kakashi

This morning, after Zhe Yan had finished examining him, the Phoenix had told Mo Yuan he would have a special elixir ready for him tonight, the last one he would need for full recovery. Since he had some important business to tend to at the Peach Blossom Orchard all afternoon, and because there was a faint possibility some adjustments needed to be made to the elixir at the last moment, he had asked Mo Yuan whether he could come and pick it up himself.

The Advisors Alliance 大军师司马懿之军师联盟 - Episode 5 (Recap)

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kakashi: Sima Yi is crazy.
panda: Those eyes! *shudders*
JoAnne: I defy anyone to look good at that angle, though.
What?! That's my best angle!

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 57 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 57written by MiniOrchid
edited by kakashi

Early Morning

Clashing, banging, clanking….sounds from the distant past, yet so intimately familiar. The smell of sweat, leather, and spilled blood filled the training arena, bringing back memories she had once wanted to suppress. But no more, because right now, at the Ziming Palace Arena, she felt more alive and more invigorated than before leaving this place centuries ago. Yan Zhi sat on the high podium with her trusted Generals, enjoying her breakfast, as they watched the new recruits practicing their martial arts below them at the break of dawn.

The Weasel Grave 鬼吹灯之黄皮子坟 - Episode 4 (Recap)

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SakiVI: In which we meet the man bear and find out one of our bad guys isn’t as dumb as when he first appeared.
Trotwood: Where I wonder if it's that cold out, why Hu Bayi isn't wearing a hat or earmuffs or something on his head. So much heat escapes from the head.
kakashi: Where I get really annoyed at this drama's "hahaha, look, this is funny"-humor.
JoAnne: Where I think, 'You know, the scenery is really pretty in this, and the light, too.'


The Advisors Alliance 大军师司马懿之军师联盟 - List of Characters (Update)

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kakashi: The most difficult part of The Advisors Alliance are the many, many characters. In addition, almost all of them have two names - the second is the so-called courtesy name, "a name bestowed upon one at adulthood in addition to one's given name".
Here are the recaps
The list is up to date until episode 6 

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 9 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 9written by LigayaCroft
edited by kakashi & panda

Xue Jiaolong was gone from his side when A-Li woke the following morning.

He found her in the kitchen helping out the people assigned to make today’s breakfast. After greeting her a “Good Morning” accompanied with a playful wink that once again visibly flustered her, A-Li collected his meal portion and poured himself a cup of warm tea. He then sat down and observed as he ate how truly happy she looked as she interacted with the inhabitants of her House.

Rants and Weekly Raves #158 (RAWR)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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]?

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 53 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 53written by kakashi

“I can show you,” Mo Yuan said, “the basics are simple even if the details are not.”

He took her by the hand and led her to a part of Kunlun Mountain she had never been to before. It sat deep within the West Corner, hidden away behind a door reachable only through a small narrow path flanked by stone walls. Behind a heavy wooden door, stone steps led down, deeper into the mountain. It was cool down here, dark and quiet, there was no sound of wind or water.

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 5 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 5written by LigayaCroft
edited by kakashi & panda

Twenty-Five Mortal Months Later…

A-Li absentmindedly watched bats fly over the courtyard and to the mountains beyond, and wondered why he felt exhausted even though he had just got out of bed. The lethargy in his movements was unacceptable. He shook his head and started jumping up and down to get his blood pumping faster.

The Advisors Alliance 大军师司马懿之军师联盟 - Episode 4 (Recap)

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kakashi: I must apologize for the long gap between recaps, I honestly don't know where time went! It's quite shocking it's already mid-September. It's strange with this drama, I very much enjoy it when I watch it, but then, I forget about it quickly.
Panda: I enjoy it but because I wait till recaps to watch,it's also really spaced out for me. I don't mind though because the subbing speed is snail-like (not complaining, just stating facts). As always, I am grateful we even get subs at all.
JoAnne: I do the same thing. Panda and I are so alike you can barely tell us apart, right?

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 4 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 4written by LigayaCroft
edited by kakashi & panda

Five Immortal Days Ago

Located at the confluence of the Luo River and the Yi River, with plains flanked by mountains and hills, Luoyang made for good inspiration to create paintings, music, architecture and poetry. The marriage of trade routes and breathtaking scenery had made royals, artists, merchants, and common folk converge to form a formidable city over decades of development. It was thus no surprise that Luoyang was considered to be the geographical center of the world.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 52 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 52written by kakashi
edited by Panda

Mo Yuan woke up on his bed, Zhe Yan’s worried face hovering above him. The God of War quickly closed his eyes again, even knowing there was no point in doing so. He wished for a few more moments of peace, but he was awake and that meant he had to face people like Zhe Yan, who would pry and question and tease and give opinions he did not want nor need.

“I see you’re finally awake,” the Old Phoenix said, no hint of teasing in his voice, there was only concern.

“Yes, I obviously am,” Mo Yuan answered, opening his eyes anew.

“May I inquire about what in Pangu’s name you were thinking?”

Mo Yuan sat up. “Too little,” he replied and swung his legs out of his bed. Someone had undressed him down to his breeches and shirt. The peach blossoms on the table were withered, pitiful shriveled shadows of their previous glorious beauty. Shao Wan’s gowns were no longer on the clothes stand in the corner. Mo Yuan silently thanked whoever had been this though…

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 51 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 51written by kakashi
edited by Panda & MiniOrchid

“Here?”

“A bit more to the left if you please…ohhh…….yessss…. ahhhhhh…”

The moaning increased in pace and volume as fingers moved fast and faster, lips nibbled more and more demanding, and an unrelenting tongue flicked back and forth at ever greater speed, making the sweet juices of womanly pleasure saturate the air with the smell of passion. But even when a shuddering loud climax was reached, the fingers, lips and tongue didn’t stop.

Fanfiction 2: Moyuan and Bai Qian - Chapter 7, Part 5 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 7 - The Bell of DonghuangPart 5

written by LalaLoop
consulting by Juls
edited by kakashi

“I will be at Ruoshui river,” with these words, Donghua swiftly stepped onto his sword and flew out of sight.

And after waving goodbye to the Old Phoenix, who had finally decided it probably would not kill anyone if he left and returned to his Garden, Bai Qian paced back to Kunlun’s hall. She did not know what she hoped to find here, only that this was where it had all begun.

Rants and Weekly Raves #156 (RAWR)

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Shuk: Ten Million views!! Woot!!
kakashi: Hipphippphoooooray!
SakiVI: So exciting!
JoAnne: My daughter thinks we are sort of cool. 
I think that too. On some days.

Trotwood: This is so exciting!!! Thanks for letting me be a part of this. (Once again, it looks like Jo is watching everything on the planet)
I'm eagerly awaiting Jo's assessment of Kocowa and Viki. Also, I've not been able to do much thanks to a bout of flu, and am now trying to catch up. So, I won't be commenting, except on anything Trot says about Oh Soon Nam, this week.
Well I have been on vacation, so I used it to catch up on dramas, rather than the very exciting closet excavation and kitchen cupboard overhauls I had planned. What I sacrifice for these RAWRs! I need to actually make a chart so I can do that assessment, but I have studiously avoided spreadsheets and even my bullet journal, for the most part, for two weeks. Such a rebel!

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 3 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 3written by LigayaCroft
edited by kakashi & panda

Six immortal days ago…

It was an unfortunate coincidence but for one who placed so much care in his good looks, Gun Gun’s face always ended up getting battered during fights— almost as if fists and weapons had lodestones and his face was South [1]. It came as no surprise then that he requested the group to make a stop at Zhe Yan’s Peach Grove before heading back to Jiuchongtian.

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 2 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 2written by LigayaCroft
edited by kakashi and panda

As A-Li stood outside the foreboding entrance to the Mortal Realm’s Imperial City in Shǎnxī, ready to storm the gates inside, he couldn’t help but wonder how it all came down to this. If Si Ming wrote her in as one of the Emperor’s concubines, yet, all the text that he had written on her Destiny Ledger disappeared, was it still possible that she was inside or had another beady-eyed prospective benefactor funded her abduction?

The King's Avatar 《全职高手》- Episode 9: Public Enemy

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The King's Avatar 《全职高手》- Episode 9: Public Enemy Ye Xiu's finally done it. He's pissed everyone off good. Luckily he got himself a new buddy and just in time too! We also meet a whole bunch of new Blue Brook/Blue Rain people XD.

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 1 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 1written by Ligayacroft
edited by Panda and kakashi

*Disclaimer: This Fanfiction takes place many, many years in the future. A lot may be changed...but some things remain the same. Characterization is Ligayacroft's own! *

He had barely gone for two days.

So where was she?

Everyone whom A-Li interviewed in the imperial mortal city of Luoyang said the same thing. She had been bound and gagged and thrown in a palanquin, carried off by unmarked men. It was news in Pe Kang Li, her Jìyuàn [1], that its madam could only helplessly watch as the men carried her off into the night and had been inconsolable for many weeks after. To the madam, no amount of money could compensate for the income and prestige lost that her abduction caused for the entire Jìyuàn.

CUBIC (A Snarkcap) Episode 5

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Trot:  So I am going to try a new strategy for these snarkcaps. I’m going to do a first draft from fast forwarding through rewatch and typing up whatever I remember from that. Then I’ll watch at regular speed to fill in gaping Stare holes. Do you think this will keep me from hitting the 3000 word mark? Hey, I’ll try anything at this point.
Shuk: I'm just happy that so many people are enjoying these. It's nice to know that Thai entertainment has many fans out there.
Kmuse: I agree. Good TV needs to be shared with the masses/fans. Even if it is good tv that is really really cheesy and bad.
Shuk: Or tasseled.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 50 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 50written by kakashi

Shao Wan shuffled after Mo Yuan, out of the room and into the dark hall, trying in vain to feel triumphant that she had succeeded. Now you know, Mo Yuan, that I am good at finding out where to hurt someone the most and go for it. Why did you have to tell me of your deepest fears?

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 49 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 49written by Chimera and MiniOrchid 
edited by kakashi

The air was changing. The weather had been blistering hot for the past few days, like it hardly ever was on a peak as high as Kunlun Mountain. But now, a thunderstorm was approaching on the horizon, gathering destructive power as it grew in size. Die Feng stopped to have a look at it. He was not one to believe in ominous signs, but he could not help but think that the black, towering clouds looked like they were going to bring what they all feared: the end of peace. As the 2nd Prince of the West Sea and the 1st Disciple of Kunlun, he was well accustomed to war - but like any sane man, he dreaded the bloodshed, the fear, the crushing sadness of loss that any war inevitably brought.

The Weasel Grave 鬼吹灯之黄皮子坟 - Episode 3 (Recap)

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SakiVI: In which our group forms a Scooby Gang.
Trotwood: I know I was warned, but did we really need to watch so much pooping? Also, everyone was waiting for my comments about their cold weather prep, and they look pretty prepped to me. Lots of good thick layers, little hand coverings though.
kakashi: A very intriguing episode. Group-poop and weasel-pee that makes you see monsters.
JoAnne: I found it difficult to pee in shared bathrooms until I was out of school, and only poop away from home in desperation, so...
I am trying to block all this out because the next episode (or maybe it's the one after that) is a lot of fun.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 48 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 48written by MiniOrchid
edited by kakashi and Panda

NSFW

It was one of those rare nights when deep darkness engulfed Kunlun Mountains, with no visible moonlight finding its way through the thick blanket of clouds. The sound of thunder could be heard from afar, bringing with it the sweet promise of thunderstorms, to ease the heat of the summer night. The pleasant cool breeze and the refreshing, life-giving rain would soon bathe the surface, a reminder that even during difficult times, change could arrive at the most unexpected moments.

Fanfiction 2: Moyuan and Bai Qian - Chapter 7, Part 4 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 7 - The Bell of DonghuangPart 4

written by LalaLoop
consulting by Juls
edited by kakashi

“Are you calling me a closed minded know-it-all who can't see past a book’s knowledge?” Bai Qian pulled a face with her hands on her hips.

Rants and Weekly Raves #155 (RAWR)

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JoAnne: it's Monday already and I'm just making my first entry into RAWR for the things I watched over the last week!
Trotwood: Freshmen and international students moved in this weekend. I didn't meet any parents crying and the students I lost I found again, so it's all good. This week's dramas showed me that watching people talk while pooping (and grunting so they can poop) is not interesting if they don't have something interesting to talk about or if they are acting dumb.
SakiVI: I've been traveling. Need to get back to work and recaps.
kakashi: No, watching people poop is definitely not interesting, I fully agree with Trotwood.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 47.5 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 47.5written by MiniOrchid
edited by kakashi

Chang Shan had finally found her, his unfortunate, accident-prone swan. How she had gotten herself into yet another predicament he did not know, but he was very grateful she was back. After carefully treating the injury on her foot, he placed her back on her makeshift bed in the large woven basket. Due to her current state, it was unlikely she would get herself into more trouble - at least not right away. He sighed with relief that he had found her safe despite her injuries, and that there had been no hawk around to exploit her weakness. She was very lucky indeed.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 47b (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 47bwritten by kakashi
edited by Panda 


“We need to talk, Celestial,” Shao Wan said and pulled his arms apart so that she could move out of his lap and generally away from him.

“Yes,” he agreed immediately. It was that simple, yet so complicated.

“Can I hold you?” Mo Yuan asked softly.