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opinions on each adaptation

i’ve just finished the mdzs donghua adaptation. which means, i’ve went thru all adaptations except the audio drama. this means, i’m gonna write down all my opinions in this post even though no one cares and asked for.

manhua: honestly, 10/10. like they follow up the novel sooo damn close. and i love it. they said fuck censorship. literally. the whole accidentally leaking the kiss scene just made me stan them and put them on the first place of all the adaptations. ofc, the audio drama follows it 1:1 but for me.. not understanding any chinese, it would just be reading the novel all over again by reading the subtitles so i’m just like.. kind of too lazy for it. (i’m sorry y'all can attack me) just the for chibi characters i’d already rate it 100/10. don’t argue with me i love them. ofc it’s not yet that far into the plot. well, for me at least, as someone who reads the translated version. i think it’s more lighthearted up until now and i guess it’s because of the chibi characters. some won’t like it. but i love it. i’m eager to get to know how they portrayed wwx!ylz. or in general the whole past story arc cus there, it’s not that lighthearted anymore.

drama: i might be biased. and i know many novel fans don’t like ppl like me. but i started the whole getting into mdzs with the drama. and it- it just left a mark on me. i love it with my whole heart and i also really like the actors. there r lots of controversies around this adaptation. but from my perspective, i did read the novel, it’s done really damn well. how they handled the censorship was amazing imo. and i think many don’t get that there’s a specific character type for the hero/protagonist bcs of the censorship, so ofc, wwx isn’t morally gray. and yes, that’s kind of the whole point of the novel. and ppl r like: why even do the adaptations then. but i think the characters are amazing enough that they deserve the adaptations. all of them. the drama followed the novel the closest it could. and yes there are some changes. but imo it’s to fit the medium. the medium is a live action drama. i could go on about it but maybe imma rant about it on another post. but yes. the drama imo did the best they could. many say xz wasn’t a good wwx. well, okay i could understand it if the novel was my first impression and not the drama. there is some kind of lack on the ‘the terrifying wwx!ylz part. but imo you could see that it was him (the yiling patriarch) maybe not as terrifying but other than that, he was a good choice. all of the actors were good choices. oh wait- except maybe wen xu. they made him too hot. way too hot. for no reason. and then kill him of way too soon. one of the changes i really like was that, wangxian didn’t hate it e/o for too long? or more like not at all. they had a whole mission together to get closer to e/o and u got all these interactions of them and ah- i just loved it. the whole show was on the brink of the censorship. and i loved it. you can clearly tell they slowly loved/ cared (for) e/o more and more as the time went on. and it just makes more sense for why lwj cared sm for wwx and how the whole 'wei wuxian!’ - 'lan wangji!’ scene hurt way more bcs of all the backstory. if they didn’t show it like that… would many have guessed that lwj cared for (or had a crush on) wwx? i mean, i definitely wouldn’t. yes i would be as oblivious as wwx. and the whole confession scene, the phoenix mountain kiss and them actually ending up together doesn’t happen. so there wouldn’t be many or even no real scenes where they were really close w/ e/o.

donghua: i liked it. but not as much as the other ones. and i think it’s because of the lack of wangxian. they followed up the whole past plot of them and didn’t change which, like i mentioned before, results in no real 'good’/happy wangxian interactions. it’s still going on so we will get more but up until now, there’s not much. the latest episodes in season 2 did do some justice doe. we will see what will happen. but imo it’s the most censored one. it lacks in this part (the part of not much wangxian) but excels in others. that’s how it always is ofc. but they did do some real good changes in the season 2. especially the one in the last episode. lemme tell ya, i bawled my eyes out when bby!lwj gave bby!wwx the toy. (why’s there no fic about that one doe??? dude!) and also where you could see bby jin ling interacting with wwx. i also cried there. ah i loved it. all the characters are real badass in there. fuck, especially wwx!ylz… he’s just so hot in this version. the scene where he came back after 3 months and killed wen chao. i lost it. literally. he could spit on me, step on me and throw me of a cliff and i would thank him wholeheartedly. some changes were probably made for even more intense action scenes. they do look real nice on screen. but some changes just threw me off. while the drama only expanded on the yin iron plot, some dialogue changes and some real real minor one’s, they still followed up the novel real close on how things were revealed and how characters got to get to know stuff, like some things just get revealed way before in the timeline in the dongua than in the novel/drama. or they just added stuff that i’m like- was it necessary? (no offence ofc) and i think, after watching cql 2 times, reading the novel, and several fanfics, i know how, when and what happened after each other way too well so that all those changes threw me off. ofc, they’re not bad. i kind of appreciated that they did their own twists to keep it interesting. still.. it’s not my favorite adaptation (not many will probaly agree) but i really appreciate it and can’t wait for the third season.

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Remembering the fact that Jin Ling is pretty much named after Lan Zhan is so weird. Like, Wei Ying gave Yanli the idea for her son’s courtesy name Jin Rulan, and we all know where he got his inspiration from.

So, has anyone told this boy yet that his name is just a result of his uncle’s crush on Hanguang Jun? Because someone definitely should.

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Relationships: Lán Zhàn | Lán Wàngjī/Wèi Yīng | Wèi Wúxiàn, Jiāng Yànlí/Jīn Zǐxuān, Jiāng Yànlí & Wèi Yīng | Wèi Wúxiàn, Jiāng Chéng | Jiāng Wǎnyín & Wèi Yīng | Wèi Wúxiàn, Wèi Yīng | Wèi Wúxiàn & Wēn Qíng, Lán Qǐrén & Lán Zhàn | Lán Wàngjī, Lán Qǐrén & Wèi Yīng | Wèi Wúxiàn

Characters: Lán Zhàn | Lán Wàngjī, Lán Huàn | Lán Xīchén, Lán Qǐrén, Jiāng Yànlí, Wèi Yīng | Wèi Wúxiàn, Sū Shè | Sū Mǐnshàn, Jiāng Chéng | Jiāng Wǎnyín, Jīn Zǐxuān, Niè Huáisāng, Jīn Zǐxūn, Wēn Qíng, Wēn Níng | Wēn Qiónglín

Additional Tags: Time Travel, Time Travel Fix-It, Alternate Universe - Time Travel, Implied/Referenced Character Death, Past Character Death, Future Character Death, Timey-Wimey, Truth, Honesty, Guilt

Summary: Being in the Cloud Recesses facing his fifteen-year-old self, surrounded by other fifteen year olds, many of them long dead in his time, is… sadly not the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to him.

Notes: Partially inspired by For_Bantan_Things’ “Wangxian and Co. Do Time-Travel.” Also I wrote this instead of grading and on no sleep, and it’s not beta’d. So hopefully it reads decently. This is a one-shot. Also, the title is from a quote by the Dalai Lama.

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Being in the Cloud Recesses facing his fifteen-year-old self, surrounded by other fifteen year olds, many of them long dead in his time, is… sadly not the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to him. Though it’s definitely strange to be looking at a young himself, who seems absolutely amazed and would likely be asking all the questions in the world if Lan Zhan wasn’t arguing with Lan QiRen currently. Young Lan WangJi looks vaguely constipated, but he knows that’s largely confusion.

Fortunately, Lan Zhan has explained enough to prevent QiRen from having a qi deviation, largely that they did not intentionally time travel, that this was an accident. But the old man is currently arguing over the immorality of changing the timeline, of them telling any of them anything, that they should be locked into seclusion until they can be sent back to where—or rather, when—they belong. XiChen is looking on with a vaguely bemused look.

“If I may?” Wei WuXian breaks in when QiRen pauses to take a breath.

Lan Zhan gives him a long-suffering look of resignation, and Wei WuXian takes that as acceptance. He knows his husband—it’s absolutely acceptance. He knows well enough that QiRen is unreasonable and needs a good shock to knock sense into him.

“Most of the people in this room are dead in the time we come from,” he announces.

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wei wuxian: *walks in*

jiang cheng, internally: there he is. my favorite person has arrived. he is so precious and i’d pick all the stars out of the sky for him. i must greet him in a manner that shows him how much i appreciate him.

jiang cheng, aloud: the fuck you want??

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☁ [ The Untamed Social Media AU: Part 4/? ] 🌸

Drinks (Part 1/1)
  • Every new character that is introduced will get a google search for some information
  • Yes, they have a group chat, you can’t change my mind and wwx totally named the group
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Art for my new MDZS/Firefly fusion fic, ‘Burn the Land and Boil the Sea (You Can’t Take My Son from Me)’ on AO3! Poor Jiang Cheng cannot get a break. At least Wei Wuxian is having fun!

Figuring out how to meld the beautiful MDZS/Untamed outfits and the cool Firefly clothes was difficult but a lot of fun!

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This has probably been said before but i’m real emo about how in the yunmeng “attempt the impossible” jiang clan the way you most truly express your affection is by saying no; “no don’t be rash”, “no dont play the hero”, “no don’t hurt him any more”, “no you may not treat my family that way”

and in the gusu “4000 rules” lan it’s by saying yes; “yes i’ll help you”, “yes you can leave”, “yes i’ll stand with you”, “yes i see what you’re going through”

and thinking about how when you cannot say one safely you cannot say the other and the immense selfless power in a Jiang decision to say NO and a Lan decision to say YES

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Alright so at the last grand sect meeting there were exactly FOUR (4) kids who kept calling me ‘uncle,’ some of which I’m pretty sure are my siblings’ kids, others I have never seen before in my life. So I’m just going to go through them all here, from most to least certain that they’re actually related to me.

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Okay this one’s easy- Jin Ling, 100% certain we’re related, cuz I was there right after he was born. Calls me JiuJiu but only when he wants something. Kind of a brat, but honestly, knowing how bad Ah-jie spoiled me and Wei Wuxian growing up I shouldn’t have expected anything less. He’s got a heart of gold though, 10/10 would spoil him some more.

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Please don’t judge, but it took me a while to remember that this one was actually my kin. But honestly even if he WASN’T, I’d be fighting tooth and nail to take him on as a Jiang disciple. Just??? He’s such a polite little fucker??? He always greets me so kindly and tries to be helpful when he and Wei Wuxian come to visit. The first time he called me ShuShu he looked like he was gonna cry he was so nervous, like how is this kid so sweet??? Who did he possibly get that from???

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Alright this is where it gets tricky. Who’s freaking child is this??? He just started showing up to sect meetings with my brother and no one offered an explanation. Did you and Hanguang Jun adopt again??? Should I have sent a present??? Maybe he’s Zewu-jun’s kid??? Idk but this boy can put some food away, I swear to god this lil fucker comes to these meetings just to eat me out of house and home. He calls me Sandu-Shengshou to my face but I know for a FACT he asks Jin Ling if “SHUSHU” will let him swim in the ponds at Lotus Pier (the answer is no!!!)

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Okay you CANNOT fool me here!!! This is the Ouyang kid!!! I know this one’s father, and I know that he is NOT my brother, so how could this one possibly be my nephew?! He’s NOT Ah-Jie’s!!! He’s NOT Wei Wuxian’s!!! So he’s not— …Actually if a kid is deliberately trying to create a found-family for themselves, you really shouldn’t turn them away. Idk what goes on in the Ouyang sect, but this kid is welcome in Lotus Pier at anytime. 

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