thats it, it’s split, it won’t recover. just frame the halves and call them a whole.
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#the untamed#jiang cheng#I amuse myself by thinking about how there is#good evidence that jiang cheng is the normal one#like he can talk to people without playing a flute#he can go to a meeting without walking out#he can have a conversation without anybody dying#he can be sassed by a teenager without#casting a creepy silencing spell on them#he is the normal one!#it’s just that that wwx perspective#distorts everything#(I am serious about the silencing spell#it is horrifying rather than funny#if you think about it for more than two seconds#and I stand by that)#anyway jc can also clearly recognize#when a scheme is afoot#and just decide#you know what#I’m going to pretend I don’t see that stupid mask#and catch up with my buddy
🔥🔥 tags by @majestictortoise on the other post and the excuse i needed to get back on my bs and do a JC and child discipline thing....sorry op
To get one thing out the way, he's quite harsh about 1) Jin Ling not getting hurt, 2) Jin Ling being seen as presenting up to sect heir standards. Normal gentry priorities -- but otherwise, I love that he's just a Wronged and Suffering Mother.
Oh Jin Ling, you finally remember jiujiu do you? Did you think of jiujiu when you ran off? Did you think about his poor heart? No, you only think about yourself!
And JL responds with the side of him that must come from JGY: Of course I did! I barely ate as I thought only of jiujiu!
JC: hmph you don't look the least bit contrite! You probably ate the normal amount, stuffed your face while your jiujiu worried himself sick.
Then the contrast between these scenes - why discipline someone else's kid when you can shame their guardian instead? As one should.
(On a side note, I love the way JL just fucks with Jiang Cheng 24/7 - talking back, roasting his personality, straight up fake news about Wen Ning. I mean, WWX and JC were pretty sassy kids, but can you imagine them trying to pull any of this on YZY? There's this whole sense of Jin Ling gets to be naughty because he's safe to be naughty and that's pretty cool.)
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Lan Wangji ah Lan Wangji, why can’t you just leave me alone?
You have always been a model among disciples. What could you possibly have done to deserve such a punishment?
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when your big brother clearly has a little too much fun inviting your crush along to exorcise the water ghosts after you specifically said no
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Slowly chipping away at this JGY screencap redraw I've had in my drafts for months.
[Image description: A cropped work in progress of a screencap redraw. Jin Guangyao adjusts his hat after being kicked down the stairs in episode 41]
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my husband my husband my husband
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How the shadows fall when the day is done,
And when Love is not.
— April Love, Ernest Dowson
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Favorite moments in MDZS manhua this week, chap 213:
(covers novel chaps 81-82, donghua eps 32-33, audio drama S3Ep8, & The Untamed ep 45)
No wedding robes for WangXian but the spirit flag scene is still sexy and sweet!
This is so sexy of him.
This sweet boi 😂😂😂
😂😂😂 Poor juniors, they were so sincere.
Ofc seeing Lan Zhan being super protective of Wei Ying is always sexy and sweet.
Official raws of the manhua (behind paywall): https://m.kuaikanmanhua.com/mobile/1749/list/
English release of the og MDZS novels (mother of all adaptations) available for pre-order at Sevenseasdanmei.com
MDZS carrd for all adaptations of MDZS: https://mxtxnovels.carrd.co/#mdzs
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✨🔮 Ali's DIY Snow Globe Box Cards! 🎄✨
UPDATE: MDZS character set has been added to the mini app! Mix & match as you like!
Other sets available: VLD and SK8 the Infinity
+ some more odd ships here and there as i make gifts for friends :P
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An old kettle, a tiny teacup, and a new pot. by mondengel
An old kettle, a tiny teacup, and a new pot.
G, 3k, lan qiren & lan wangji
Summary: Qingheng-Jun's second child came into the world nearly two months too early; silent and yellow, and was immediately passed over into his brother's incapable hands.
My comments: Ah, beautiful and poignant and just a simply lovely thought.
pre-canon, birth, premature infant lan wangji, POV lan qiren, lan qiren is good, nicknames, feels, bonding, family feels, @mondengel
(You may wish to REBLOG as a signal boost for this author if you like – or think others might like – this story.)
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It is very awkward between Lan Wangji and Nie Huiasang post-canon--but not entirely because of Lan Xichen. That is also a bit tense, of course, but what's truly awkward are two entirely different things:
1) On Lan Wangji's side, he is coming to terms with the fact that he would have done so much worse to get Wei Wuxian back, if he had known how to go about it. He has learned something about himself and it is uncomfortable. Not the potential for evil! Obviously Wei Wuxian being alive is not evil. No, what he hates is that it is not fair that he didn't get to scheme for more than decade when his motive would be true love. Going around playing music for a spirit seems kinda unimpressive, compared to a wildly convoluted years-long resurrection scheme that had like a 99.9% chance of not working. He could have schemed really quite outrageously, thank you very much. He tells Wei Wuxian as much. Wei Wuxian just laughs at him.
2) From Nie Huiasang's side, he's coming to terms with the fact that it is directly and irrevocably his fault that everybody in the cultivation world now gossips about Hanguang Jun's sex life. In tea shops. At cultivation conferences. While night hunting. They gossip. They gossip to him. All of his usual erotic art colleagues have been inspired. Nie Huiasang would rather they be inspired by somebody else! Somebody he has not known since they were five! And stop sending him illustrations, even if it is fun to improve the illustrations and send them on to Wei Wuxian (if they are decent) and Lan Wangji (if they are horrifying). Nie Huiasang does not believe in regrets but he does regret the fact that he now gets drawings of Lan Wangji's dick in the mail.
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Lan Zhan. What is it?
THE UNTAMED, EP 43
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"Silently, like thoughts that come and go, the snowflakes fall, each one a gem." William Hamilton Gibson.
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A husband and wife, the future of Yunmeng Jiang Sect. Equally cautious, and equally fierce!
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So You Accidentally Kidnapped A Qilin! - Twelve Kingdoms Fusion - Pairing: WangXian - Fandom: The Untamed - Rating: T - Chapters: 12 - Word Count: 83130
(Link in first reblog)
Welcome to the project that has devoured my fandom time and attention for the last six months, hah! This story was written for the MXTX Big Bang, in partnership with the lovely and inestimable Sixlayerhouse as the artist!
Things you can expect this fic to contain:
Wei Wuxian's kind heart and devotion to noble ideals
plenty of Yunmeng Sibs feels
Lan Wangji being an enormous sap about Wei Ying
...and vice versa
lots of qilin-specific worldbuilding
the Qishan Wen being jerks to everybody else
This fic will NOT really contain:
most of Wei Wuxian's darker side
the Wen Remnants
the juniors, including a-yuan -- you won't see Wangxian Dads here
much of the Nie siblings
the Jins, even as bad guys. I have plenty of the Jins and JGS being shitheads in other stories, I don't feel the need to surface that here as well.
much in the way of side pairings. There's some BSSR/Lan Yi in the prologue, Wei Wuxian's parents, and a bit of hinted-at Song Lan/Xiao Xingchen later on. But the fic really isn't going to focus on romance besides WangXian.
Since this work is a bit of a monster all being dropped at once: if you decide to read this fic, please occasionally take breaks to get water and maybe even sleep between some of these chapters! (And of course, if you feel like leaving your thoughts on each chapter along the way, that would be greatly appreciated! No need at all to wait till the end... ;)
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grading the dramatic entrances of The Untamed, in no particular order
Wen Chao at the Cloud Recesses - Yes, he's garbage, and he interrupted Jiang Cheng's carefully prepared gift-giving, which is unforgiveable, but you cannot deny that this is a moderately dramatic entrance. From a piece of shit. 5/10, hate him, consolation prize for most punchable face.
Lan Wangji on the search for Wei Wuxian - The slow climb up the stairs. The epic scenery. The unsubtle threat. 8/10, points deducted because the follow-up is anticlimactic. We should have gotten to see some ass-kicking.
Lan Wangji at the hostage summer camp - Improvement! Isn’t letting the scenery do all the work, but letting it work for him instead. More slow swishy robes. More murder in his expression. No sign of having a broken leg because he keeps the pain inside. 9/10, excellent way to not be dead, no wonder Wei Wuxian rapidly develops a technique for flirting in hostage situations.
Jiang Cheng is his uncle, any last words? - Iconic. Masterful. Ominous. Also a great one-liner. Shows off his fashion sense well. 9/10, point deducted because he can do better and we know it.
A-Qing in Yi City - She deserves so much credit for making a room full of teenage boys piss themselves in terror. 10/10, make the boys cry, girlfriend.
Meng Yao, with a sword, on the steps of the Nightless City - Sneaky, surprising, and true to form. Maybe they all should have learned something from the fact that he showed up out of nowhere to shank a dude. 7/10, effective but not terribly stylish, execution could be improved (pun absolutely intended).
Nie Huiasang's conference meltdown - Also true to form, but in exactly the opposite way, as is appropriate! Ridiculous and overwrought. 8/10, points deducted because I want to know what his fake problems are. I bet they are creatively absurd.
The Tortoise of Slaughter - Humans always fall for the "pretend to be a submerged rock" trick! The score is unknowable because I would not dare judge an ancient being out of song and legend who has to spend the last days of its momentous life watching Wei Wuxian try to flirt.
Xue Yang watching over his work from the rooftop - Suitably dark and ominous. There are a lot of bodies and he is having a grand time. It's not his first appearance but it is his most effective character intro. 8/10 only because he immediately gets captured and that's awkward.
Wen Ning outside the window - He did not understand the assignment. 50/10 in the cuteness contest.
Wen Ning in the grass - Still does not understand the assignment. 1000/10 in the Halloween costume contest.
Wang Lingjiao says girls do it better - Looks good showing up to do some wartime sacking and plundering. She's terrible but she has style. 7/10, scores higher than her man because all he did was interrupt high school show and tell.
Wen Ning actually understands the assignment better than you think - Amazing. Stylish. A++ cosplay opportunity. Good hair. Nice chains. Mysterious origin. 10/10, would summon him using LWJ's secret boner song again.
The Yiling Laozhu makes an entrance - Too hot. Hot damn. Call the villain police and the villain fireman, then ignore them, because we are Into This and we are Not Ashamed. Combine the lurking on rooftops with the slow-stepping torture and we are feeling just fine. 13/10, change nothing, all judges award extra credit, this routine is going to the Olympics.
Xue Yang reveals himself in Yi City - As a society we do not talk enough about Song Jiyang's Xue Yang smile and the fact that it gives us all both chills and thrills. Combined with Xue Yang’s pet fierce corpse crashing through the roof a few minutes earlier, and the spooky musical conversation with the undead, this is a very strong entrance that is precisely as dramatic as it needs to be. 10/10, slay on, my murder prince.
Lan Wangji saves the kids - Glorious. Iconic. Solves a problem with minimal effort but maximum flair. Power move in every way. We are all excitedly chirping, “Hanguang Jun! Hanguang Jun!” in our hearts. 11/10, extra credit for the jazz hands.
Jiang Cheng, in the rain, with an umbrella - Magical. Stylish. Extra hot when you realize he killed like ten dudes with his purple kink weapon on the way in. He's there to save his nephew and maybe his not-evil brother and you can all fuck off and die. 12/10, I am not deducting but am in fact giving him extra points for the fact that he immediately trips into a humiliating public emotional breakdown.
Wei Wuxian's hot villain breakdown on the roof - Iconic in every way. Terrifying. Tragic. He's just here to laugh-cry and murder thousands and he's not leaving until he does. The scenery matches his outfit. Homicidal mental instability never looked so good. 12/10, I have to give him the same score as JC above because I’m not Jiang Fengmian and Yu Ziyuan. I don’t have to pit them against each other.
They say that Sandu Shengshou killed the Yiling Laozhu himself - Perhaps easy to overlook because it happens right in the beginning, before we know what's going on, while some other important things are happening, but. But. DAMN GIRL. This is how you make an entrance! The bloody sword. The slow approach. The shift from LWJ's distraught face. The cliff. The misdirection that is only revealed 30+ episodes later. The way it distracts us from the terrible CGI. Fuck yeah all around. This is it. 15/10, it's the worst day his life and his best dramatic entrance. How typical of Jiang Cheng to be unable to enjoy his win because it sucks for him.
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Xiao Zhan for ELLE
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