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Surprise (2015) 万万没想到 - Part 2 (Movie Recap)

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kynkari: We left our story with Dachui being frightened by a friendly pig demon and running headlong into a portal in the woods.
SakiVI: All totally normalish so far.
My hat might do that too if I met a talking pig in the woods…

Fanfiction3: A-Li's Three Lives, Three Worlds - Chapter 32 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 32written by LigayaCroft
edited by Panda and kakashi

When A-Li was barely 35’000 years old, he spent a week of drunken debauchery with Lian Song, Cheng Yu, Gun Gun and Mei Lin in the river fairy kingdom of Tianying [1]. The clan’s territory was located at the southernmost tip of the immortal realms, its tributaries eventually spilling its waters into the Red Sea. As expected of Southerners, the river fairies that dwelled in Tianying were an awfully cheerful bunch, which was most probably caused by all the sun they were getting.

Rants and Weekly Raves #168 (RAWR)

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JoAnne: I'm in love with a drama. Thus far (Friday early evening) I haven't watched anything but Tribes and Empires and I'm Not a Robot. We'll see what the weekend brings. It's supposed to snow, but I also have a party to go to and lots of laundry to do. There won't be any T&E though, sadly...last night, as I was falling asleep, I thought to myself: If I paint Shawn's naked torso with melted chocolate, I could call him Shawn Fondou. Tell me you wouldn't drag a strawberry across that man's abs if you had the chance.
Trotwood: I'm usually begging people to wait for me because I have things to say. Don't this week because I realized I'm not watching anything listed below. I've officially put Money Flower on hold because Jang Hyuk takes more energy than I can afford right now and I'm not interested in anything. I'm still watching the Japanese drama Ashi Girl, but those subs come out very slowly and I'm all caught up…

Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy 九州海上牧云记 - Episode 4 (Recap)

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Panda: Birth secrets are revealed and we see just how dysfunctional the Royal couple are.
kakashi: Oh wow, that sequence between the Emperor and the Empress gave me goosebumps. We know by now this woman isn't nice - but nobody deserves such living hell.
JoAnne: Which came first, chicken or egg? Is she not nice because she didn't get the love she wanted, or did she not get the love because she wasn't nice? Probably neither of the above.
SakiVI: I feel bad for her, but she is also crazy. 

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 84 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 84written by kakashi
edited by Panda

His embrace was warm and comforting, his body behind her like a protective shield. This was how they had lain before, her head cushioned by his arm, his face buried into her hair, his soft breath at her ear.

Surprise (2015) 万万没想到 - Part 1 (Movie Recap)

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kynkari: About a year ago, I curled up under a fuzzy blanket with some Funyuns and my unicorn slippers to watch Netflix. “We have a recommendation for you,” Netflix boldly claimed. “You will love it and will surely forgive us for canceling our original series Marco Polo, starring the panty-disintegrating Remi Hii.”
SakiVI: Hmmm, I wasn’t so picky about watching on Netflix. And Remi Hii was the only good thing on Marco Polo.

I was skeptical, and still bitter about Marco Polo, but I hit play out of curiosity.
My innocent eyes were immediately assaulted with images of ethereal Chinese elves cavorting in a frozen landscape and whipping their Party City white wigs around in the mystical wind. I was convinced that I had stumbled upon Chinese fantasy porn.
It’s arguably very bad porn, then.

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 83 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 83written by Panda
edited by kakashi

When Mo Yuan opened the lid of the chest, Shao Wan felt two conflicting emotions: seething anger and deep regret that made her stomach clench. Considering Mo Yuan’s impassive face, it seemed the damn interruption had given him time to change his mind.

QAS’ Trinidadian fruitcake 2017

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kakashi: Hi folks! QAS was so kind as to send me her famous fruit cake recipe ... I realize I'm posting this too late for Christmas but who says we can only eat this for Christmas!!!! If you have any questions, ask in the comments. QAS’ Trinidadian fruitcake 2017 This cake tastes good with hot coffee or hot tea.
Process #1 – advance preparation (4 to 6 weeks before baking cake) Ingredients
16 oz. pitted prunes
16 oz. lb. raisins
1 cup of rum (using a standard coffee mug)
1 cup of port wine (using a standard coffee mug)

Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy 九州海上牧云记 - Episode 3 (Recap)

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Panda: The action shifts to the city of Tian Qi. We have new faces and some really gorgeous costumes
kakashi: LOTS of new faces. It's getting complicated. And we still haven't met everyone!
JoAnne: Are you going to do character lists like you did for Peaches?
I don't feel inspired at the moment, later maybe!
SakiVI: this episode sold me on the show.  Absolutely stunning!

Fanfiction: Mo Yuan and Shao Wan - Chapter 82 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 82written by kakashi
edited by Panda

The moon was just a faint sickle in the cloudless sky, but she had excellent night vision and welcomed the darkness that was like a heavy cloak, hiding her presence. She was dressed entirely in tight black clothing - just like an assassin on a deadly mission, her hair in a tight bun and her face half-covered by a mask. Knowing how sneaky Celestials were, Shao Wan walked very slowly and carefully through the little forest in the vicinity of the Celestial Camp. Indeed, she found wards, as expected, but the Celestial shield had been taken down two days ago, probably to taunt her. The wards were clearly the God of War’s doing, brimming with a type of energy only he could command. She made a wide berth around them to make sure she wouldn’t set them off by accident, and being unusually patient tonight, walked on for a very long time around the perimeter, until she found two that were easily broken. Being altogether too arrogant, the Celestials ha…