rewatching the second half of The Untamed and still just utterly dying at that scene with Lan Wangji staring at Jiang Cheng and refusing to say a damn word about his precious spirit nets or his spoiled nephew, meanwhile Lan Jingyi and Lan Sizhui are just translating his glower for him and I’m just like??? wondering when that became a thing???
like, the first time Jiang Cheng and Lan Wangji met once the juniors were old enough to be traveling around, was Jiang Cheng snarling at him and Lan Wangji standing there stone-faced for like a full hour before Lan Sizhui was hesitantly like “um … I think what Hanguang-Jun means….” or??? technically they have absolutely no right to speak on his behalf but he’s clearly totally fine with that so did they just??? start doing it???? to prevent lengthy awkward silences???
or the first time Jiang Cheng was going to be around, did Lan Xichen pull them aside and be like ‘so my brother doesn’t talk to Sect Leader Jiang as a matter of principle, he absolutely will not say a single word, feel free to jump in whenever you want. it doesn’t matter if you interpret his facial expression correctly or just make stuff up. he will not care.’ and Lan Jingyi was like ‘it’s my time to shine’
if ur disabled or chronically ill u know that the tv trope of “doctors will stop at nothing to learn more about a patient’s extremely rare symptoms and find answers” is a crock of shit. all doctors know is gaslight disabled people, ignore ur pain, tell u to exercise, and do the same test 10 times