XZ latest post after theater debut: “a beautiful dream” + stars & moon emoji
Fake. Fan fiction. CPN.
There are so many things I can read into this post, so let’s dissect.
“Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you will land among the stars” - is an inspirational saying to encourage, to aim high. If it doesn’t work out, you’ll still be among the stars, which is not bad at all. Accompanied by the message tied to his theatre debut, this is explanatory.
But what if it also had a subtle, hidden meaning? 🤡
Most would agree that moon is bright, closer, and more attractive. Stars are far away, barely visible, and hard to get to. In this perspective, the moon seems more important, right? Well not so true, because the stars completes the night view.
Love is an amazing feeling that makes you a better person. When you think about it, love isn’t suppose to be easily attainable. It is a challenge to get because it is the best thing on earth. You may have to work for it, you may have to work to maintain it, but there’s no denying that it’s existence is worth it. Much like stars, love it is hard to get, sometimes far away, and not always visible.
There are many people in your life that are stars, that support you. On his theatre debut, standing on that stage, I hope he had his stars. Jiayou always.
Come a Little Closer if You Dare by Temporaryism (aka Me)
Fandom: The Untamed RPF, BJYX
Pairing: Wang Yibo / Xiao Zhan
Xiao Zhan is a private detective hired to investigate Wang Yibo for the death of well-to-do Mrs. Archer's deceased brother—Wang Yibo's late husband, Frank Ellsworth. Things quickly get complicated when Xiao Zhan meets Yibo while undercover as a photographer for a local newspaper and develops feelings instead of making headway on his case.
Excerpt below the cut.
“And what’s with all the black, ah? You must dress this way deliberately to ruin things for the rest of us.”
Xiao Zhan’s remark is met with silence, so when he is done taking the next photo, he puts his camera down and looks in Wang Yibo’s direction. Yibo’s face is serious as he considers his hands, which are plucking at the seams of the cushions. Xiao Zhan knows he’s misstepped somewhere, but he can’t think of how he managed to do so. He opens his mouth, to say what, he’s not sure, but Wang Yibo beats him to the punch.
“They’re mourning clothes,” he says seriously.
“Oh,” Xiao Zhan says. He feels like all the wind has been knocked out of him. “Yibo, I’m s—”
“Don’t. It’s okay. You don’t need to apologize. Just wanted you to know. The black just seems appropriate.”
After skulking around tumblr for months, I finally decided to pen down my thoughts even though no one will read these. In a way it's like a record for me, to jot down my feelings and thoughts on Yizhan. Maybe one day I'll look back and marvel at my own obsession 🙃.
It all started when a compilation on Boy's Love dramas popped up on my YouTube feed one day and I clicked on it out of curiosity. I remember seeing some Thai or Taiwanese series in the list but didn't take much notice. All of a sudden a Chinese period drama popped up. I was intrigued cos I never knew there were BL themes in period dramas, let alone in a China production where censorship is rife. I looked in the comments, found out it was called The Untamed, did some Googling and found the premise interesting (soul mates solving convulated mystery 😅). Just nice it's on Netflix so...I ended up binge watching all 50 episodes under 2 weeks.
I like to think of it this way: if WWX was love at first sight for me, then my love for XZ is one that grew stronger with time. As for YB, that love is one that came with deeper understanding.
After watching the drama, naturally I looked up the actors. I remember watching some interview - no particular feelings at that time, just 2 nice looking dudes who kept saying 'wow'. As I watched more interviews and bts and concerts, gradually they grew on me, especially XZ (who doesn't love him). They were fun to watch and had superb chemistry, it was somewhat mesmerising. I was also looking up more of XZ's content, his songs etc, learning more and more about this gorgeous man with the gentle soul and resilient streak.
At the same time I was also watching videos and reading up on The Untamed analysis cos that show has alot going on. One day there was a video on my YouTube feed that was about the dreaded 2/27 incident and how YB had a role in it. It came across malicious; the comments section was worse. I didn't quite believe it cos GGDD looked so harmonious in the bts and interview clips. No way Yb would backstab XZ.
I started digging more; at the same time I read up more about YB. Poor baby had a tough history - leaving home at a young age, training in Korea, getting splashed with paint in Thailand, receiving hate comments, his band activities halted in China etc.. The more I understood him, the more I felt for him.
I loved GG first..for DD, it was more admiration. Both of them are outstanding and hardworking and special. I remember the moment I really fell in love with DD. It was this year's Weibo Night. Him in that matte black suit and the haircut. THE HAIR. Looking hella fine, DD! He was so cute that night, he stole my heart completely.
Anyway to cut things short, I love both of them now. GG was my bias from the beginning. Maybe he still is, right now maybe it's GG:DD 55:45 😝
I have had some suspicions on whether they are SZD during my research period but it was only when I stumbled upon tumblr that I truly fell into the fandom. Loving every moment of it now and supporting GGDD with the community brings me much joy and hope.
I'm firmly on the BJYXSZD camp now. Maybe I'll do up a post next on why..
Ending off with one of my favourite looks of GG. He looks good 99% of the time. 💗 GGDD with small animals just melt my heart.