(covers novel chap 99, adapted in donghua ep 35 and audio drama S3Ep13)
Big Bro retains his spot as the #1 WangXian shipper. ALL HAIL BIG BRO!!
The way Big Bro just slaps Wei Ying's hand away...respect! 👊👊
I love Big Bro's passionate indignation on behalf of his little bro. 🥺
🥺🥺🥺 Imagine, if Wei Ying never came back, these would've been the last words he ever said to Lan Zhan. 💔
The way Big Bro calls him out...I love Big Bro so much! (Of course I know it's not completely Wei Ying's fault but still...I love Big Bro)
*implied: like what horrible things has he been doing to Lan Zhan because he was being so thoughtless about them.
They left out Wei Ying's line in the book where he says "You understand my ass!" to Jin Guangyao when he says he understands Wei Ying's anxiousness to get back to Lan Zhan. A shame, I always thought that line was funny.
Between the audio drama, donghua and now manhua, my favorite adaptation of these scenes still is the audio drama. The amazing score and performances, especially Wang Kai-laoshi's Lan Xichen, just made the scenes so much more gut-wrenching. Of course I was utterly grateful to the donghua for even including the cave scene, but...just listen how much MORE it is in audio drama (I included the cave scene and then Big Bro Xichen's You don't know scene):
In the cave scene, I just love the way the music reaches a crescendo when Wei Ying says "Get lost" to Lan Zhan ( or, according to MTL, "roll" 😂). And the very resolute way Lan Zhan refuses to leave Wei Ying's side even when his elders tell him to is just...ugh, my heart just clenches for him. Then Big Bro's "You can actually say you do not know" is like heart-aching itself...almost as if Wei Ying was breaking HIS heart instead of his little brothers'. It's just...PERFECTION.
Next week, finally, Lan Zhan's life is in Jin Guangyao 's hands. 😁
The above inferior translations of the manhua are my own, please pardon any shortcomings.
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“yunmeng bros reconciliation can’t happen” you really think either of them have the ability to leave things well enough alone? 2 weeks after guanyin temple and you’re telling me these two aren’t trying to break into lotus pier and cloud recesses mission-impossible style? wei wuxian doing the whole breathe-through-a-bamboo-tube snorkel thing trying to swim into lotus pier (maybe covering his head with a lotus leaf) jiang cheng scaling the walls of cloud recesses like the fucking batman in the dead of night. lan qiren gets summoned to his office at midnight to find two very annoyed lan sentries and one sect leader jiang. lan qiren is like ‘this is the third time this week, sect leader jiang’ and jc is like ‘yeah and there’s gonna be a fourth time too, asshole’
WangJi was injured on your rampage. He was in no better shape than you, barely supporting himself by leaning on Bichen. In spite of this, as he saw you stumble away, he immediately followed.
When we arrived, you sat blankly on a rock within the cave. Holding your hand, WangJi was giving you spiritual energy. He kept on whispering to you. But throughout the whole time, you repeated the same two words at him.
Hanguang-Jun protecting Wei Wuxian from the 33 Elders of GusuLan
you know that little moment in cql when the yunmeng siblings are all trapped on the boat sobbing their fucking eyes out and wei wuxian and jiang cheng are holding each other's hands So so tightly? yeah I think that when wei wuxian had to be awake during the entire process of the core transfer he held jiang chengs hand in the same way