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Game of Hunting 猎场 - Episodes 3 & 4 (Impression Post)

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kakashi: Uh-oh, tragedy. Lies, broken hearts and a prison sentence... is it really worth it, Qiu Dong? Panda: Heartbreak, prison, New haircut!! Good times ahead SakiVI: What an awful life he leads.   JoAnne:  Why am I the only one laughing? Between old lady stockings and people sentenced to work in fast food uniforms, the hysterical crying and fainting...my sides hurt.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 79 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 79written by kakashi
edited by Panda

Ruoshui River. The place where he had sacrificed his soul for the realms, uttering those words - a promise, a sacred bond - that had compelled him to defy the Nothingness and to return despite the odds, despite the consequences. Also, it was the place where he had consoled a heartbroken Bai Qian over Ye Hua’s demise, even though his own despair had been so great, living on had felt like a punishment. His brother, his unfortunate, precious twin, who had suffered so much already even before being born - he had failed to keep him safe, despite his promise to their dying father.

Fanfiction 2: Moyuan and Bai Qian - Chapter 12, Part 2 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 12 - The Gathering of ImmortalsPart 2

written by LalaLoop
edited by kakashi

“Word has it that the Man of the Moon never lies,” said Yanzhi as she pushed her sword against Bai Qian’s. “He is extremely knowledgeable, doesn’t speak very often, but when he does, every remark will be the absolute truth.”

Rants and Weekly Raves #165 (RAWR)

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kakashi: Looks like this week is the last crazy-busy week for me before Christmas! Touch wood! touch Trotwood!
JoAnne: I swear something is wibbly-wobbly with time these past few weeks. Is anyone else feeling like you aren't getting much done and can't account for how long it takes to do things? Like you look up and hours have passed but you have 30 minutes of work to show for it? What was I doing the rest of the time?
Trotwood: Since this is the week of Thanksgiving where JoAnne and I live, I would like to thank everyone here and involved in this blog for putting up with me and my cranky, emergency planning self.
SakiVI: It's Thanksgiving where I live too, not that I planned for it. 
Happy Thanksgiving Saki and Trot and all y'all out there on the other side of the screen!


Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 28 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 28written by LigayaCroft
edited by Panda and Kakashi

Before meeting his peers and teacher at Shuǐ Zhǎozé, Dong Hua had steadily built a reputation for himself as the warrior from the Blue Sea who turned out to be the greatest fighter the Immortal world had ever seen. It was a reputation he had built not from learned texts nor instructor-led fighting sessions but out of the strength of his fists. It was understandable then that before Shuǐ Zhǎozé, Dong Hua barely knew how to read nor write, and had been a far throw from the sophisticated, educated mystic he had evolved himself to in the years after he had abdicated the throne to Tianjun.

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 27 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 27 written by LigayaCroft
edited by kakashi and Panda

Huicūn Day One (continued)

After a day of talking to some townsfolk about hiring help to cut hardwood and bamboo trees for the new house he and Gun Gun had to build on their village-allotted space located behind the Huo land, A-Li and Gun Gun headed back to the guest hut.

They walked into Huo Mao in the front yard as the old woman swept dried leaves into a pile using a makeshift broom made of long twigs. It was a messy pile, too, as every time she swung left, she scattered more leaves than she put into the pile by sweeping right.

“Oh, pretty boys, you’re back.” She waved at them, further scattering the leaves on her tiny pile. “Does Mei Lin know how to cook?”

A-Li and Gun Gun looked at each other in alarm.

“She should not be left alone in the kitchen!” Gun Gun exclaimed, and rushed off.

“Oh?” Huo Mao blind eye blinked. “All I did was I told Mei Lin that Huo Zheng did all the cooking in our house but since my granddaughter was awa…

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 78 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 78 written by kakashi
edited by Panda

“In the year 262,000 after Father Immortal’s death, the immensely beautiful and wise Demon Ancestor Shao Wan led 574,732 Demon tribe soldiers against the Celestial host. The Celestial troops were seemingly disadvantaged by their size (counting only 389,522 soldiers at the beginning of the campaign), but were commanded by the God of War, Mo Yuan, Master of Kunlun Mountains, known for his strategic superiority, iron will, and victory in many battles. In the first weeks of the military campaign, after making only a very brief appearance and show of force, the Demon Ancestor used unconventional fighting tactics to her advantage. By splitting her own forces into small groups and attacking Celestials at the most unexpected times and seemingly out of nowhere, she managed to further decimate and confuse the Celestial armies. Shunning any direct confrontation with the God of War’s troops, she continued to fight a war of attrition from the shadows a…

Game of Hunting 猎场 - Episode 2 (Impression Post)

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kakashi: There's a lot of potential for tragedy in this drama, that much is clear after the second episode! I still very much like the way this story is told, the many subtle interactions and chance meetings, and apart from a few 101-villains, our main characters are complex enough to intrigue me further. Actually, I am most intrigued by our female protagonist. I hope they continue to write her well.
JoAnne: I sort of feel like I'm in the Upside Down right now.
SakiVI: what's the Upside Down? Second episode was better than the first, but I'm still ambivalent about this show.  
Panda: Is Upside Down from Stranger Things?
Yes, Stranger Things.  It's like a dead version of the world that the kids live in. What their world will look like when the Demagorgs and that big black thing take over.

The Weasel Grave 鬼吹灯之黄皮子坟 - Episode 6 (Recap)

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SakiVI: In which one character dies. SorryNotSorry about that. And in which we learn Bayi has been withholding information about himself, but that he's going to let loose now.
kakashi: Much too much of those three doltheads who act as if it were comedy, which clearly doesn't work.
JoAnne: Well, maybe they'll be gone soon.
Trotwood: I hope so, too. Not enough people have died. We are on episode 6 already. Where is my body count?!?!?!

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 26 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 26written by LigayaCroft
edited by Panda and Kakashi

Huicūn Day One

Clang! Clang! Clang!

A-Li had barely gotten any sleep when he was jolted awake by the sound of clanging metal from outside their tiny hut. As he blinked the remnants of sleep away, A-Li turned to check on his nephew who slept soundly a few feet on the floor away from him,. Gun Gun’s light snoring indicative of the emotional strain from the night before.