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13 hours ago, QQLWJ said:

This is one of my fav WEB's dancing clip.  I love EOEO too and I'm admiring shamelessly at a 17yo's abs. 

 

 

I looked up EOEO and now I have it stuck in my head!

 

Who knew skinny-looking YiBo actually has abs!!  Too bad Lan Wangji's mark was on his chest not his abs or those bathing scenes would've been a lot hotter...

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Anyone remember this guy? He is Su She, once a disciple of the Gusu Lan Sect who betrayed them to form his own Sect. Except his techniques very closely resembles those of the Lan Sect and were but a poor imitation. So even the junior disciples of the Lan Sect looked down on him (Lan Jingyi openly mocked him in front of the other sects and wasn’t told off for it).

 

Su She was once saved by Lan Zhan during the incident with the water monster in Caiyi town. During the invasion of Cloud Recesses by the Wen Sect, Su She showed his true cowardly nature so he left in shame.

 

Su She was always jealous of Lan Zhan, whom he thought looked down on him (but Lan Zhan was cold to everyone beside his family and Wei Wuxian so Su She was no exception). He tried to gain the same kind of fame as Lan Zhan by dressing like him and imitating his demeanour. Su She even named his Guquin after himself to imitate Lan Zhan whose Guqin has the same as himself.

 

Su She became Jin Guangyao’s right hand man because he was grateful Jin Guangyao actually remembered his name. His Sect was on the rise because he had Jin Guangyao’s support. In the end it was kind of sad he died trying to protect Jin Guangyao just because he acknowledged Su She’s er talents.

 

Theres a song called 魔道神兵录 (Record of Demonic Cultivation Godly Weapons ). It’s about all the named weapons in the world of Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation and what they say about their masters (it’s too long and hard for me to translate all of it). The song mentions Su She whose sword is called Nanping  难平(Unappeasable), it was broken by Lan Zhan when he struck it with Bichen. Either Nanping was low quality or Su She had depleted most of his powers kidnapping Nie Huaisang (and what a mistake that turned out to be!)

 

 

平生 不曾有薄名

This lifetime, my name was never famous

肝胆中沉寂无人听

My courage in silence no one has ever heard

折剑 终究意难平

With a broken sword, in the end my wishes were unappeasable 

酬一人愿向孤行

To repay a person, willing to die alone

 
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I was bored so wanted to find out what 泽芜君 Lan  Xichen’s tittle actually translated to in English. , I think means lustrous, as in shiny and wet looking. , according to the dictionary I looked up means overgrown weedy patch, but that didn’t make sense. So I think is part of the word 蘼芜 which is a type of herb with fragrant leaves.泽芜君 means Lustrous Fragrant Herb Lord, I think.

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I thought this was a really interesting analysis of WWX's feelings toward LWJ.  See link to original post and more stuff here: https://wangxianyizhan.tumblr.com.  

 

Wei Wuxian - On Loving Lan Wangji

One of the most charming things about CQL!Wei Wuxian is this: up to the end, I don’t think he has realized that he is in love with Lan Wangji.

I mean, we know. The world around them knows. Heck, I think even Lan Wangji knows, because bless this boy, I think he resolved his own 'I am in love with Wei Wuxian’ arc even before the show’s half-way point. 

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Wei Wuxian, though? I don’t think so. Funny enough, in CQL-verse, there were already hints of something promising between Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji even before Wei Wuxian’s death, unlike in the novel where Wei Wuxian was completely in the dark and only developed feelings for Lan Wangji in his second life. CQL-verse though gave them that foundation of them being two people who were drawn to one another from the start, who became friends and even established a bond so close they can consider thenselves as soulmates. Again, all these before Wei Wuxian even died.

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I would like to once again send my heartfelt gratitude to Xiao Zhan for all those interviews that gave us a glimpse of his headspace as Wei Wuxian. In a few of these interviews, Xiao Zhan mentioned how part of Wei Wuxian’s next life involved having to resolve things in the last one, and this actually included his learning to trust Lan Wangji again. 

In his old life, Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji had to struggle with a beautiful relationship on the verge of collapse, brought by Wei Wuxian’s seeming refusal to let go of his ghost cultivation path, and Lan Wangji’s conviction that Wei Wuxian had to return to sword cultivation because any other path would harm him. The tragedy of it all was that they were both in the right—Wei Wuxian required an alternative path to fight for what he believed was right despite having lost his golden core, and Lan Wangji (who did not yet know about Wei Wuxian’s core) was also correct in that ghost cultivation was affecting Wei Wuxian’s psyche. All these came to a head at Nightless City, with Wei Wuxian, heartbroken over having lost the people he fought so hard for, went against the whole cultivation world. In that state, he also saw that Lan Wangji was still against him, tried to stop him, even though Lan Wangji himself was still conflicted though his heart was still with Wei Wuxian in the end. 

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Now, this time it would be Wei Wuxian’s character song that makes things interesting. His character song seems to be set while he was in that space between his two lives, looking back at a life that strayed so far away from where his good intentions would have wanted it to go. He recounts his life, but interestingly and heartbreakingly, when we reach the chorus, although the words are actually never the same, the lines are nonetheless about the same single thing:

 

Chorus 1:

I have tried to take a jar of liquor with a smile

And once fought with the most beautiful person in Gusu

 

Chorus 2 (here, the lines dedicated to the subject are even longer):

I was once stunned by someone

And teased the cloud patterns with my fingertips

The sudden vibrations of a zither

I wonder why I am remembering these deep in my dream

 

Chorus 3:

I also once had someone in the mortal world

To love and to long for

 

The chorus always starts talking about Lan Wangji—and yet, it doesn’t really sound like Wei Wuxian fully realizes how much this person means to him. He looks at it from a distance, perhaps because it was a life that was already over and he was regretful about how things had ended. The feelings are bittersweet—and just wow, those lines where Wei Wuxian calls Lan Wangji as “the most beautiful person in Gusu” are just too powerful for my poor, weak heart. Note though that with Wei Wuxian, this could mean either he did think of Lan Wangji as the most beautiful person in Gusu, or he just took it for granted that Lan Wangji was known as the most beautiful person in Gusu. Or it could be a bit of both, with not a lot of overthinking because… ah, Wei Ying, Wei Ying.

Fast forward now to after Wei Wuxian’s resurrection. We know he and Lan Wangji were not in a good place because Wei Wuxian hid from him at first. He got anxious when he heard the juniors talking about Hanguang-jun, and actually discouraged them from calling him over. This was the man he once called his soulmate! How bad of a fall-out had theirs been for things to change so drastically. It definitely took some time for Wei Wuxian to feel comfortable around Lan Wangji again. 

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Two things, I think, softened Wei Wuxian. First, Lan Wangji’s drunken confession in CQL-verse was that he regretted the events leading to Wei Wuxian’s death. It made Wei Wuxian realize why Lan Wangji was looking for him in the first place, all this time. He sought to comfort Lan Wangji and explained that he was not to blame. We can see Wei Wuxian was moved by how gently he took care of Lan Wangji that night, drunk as he was. 

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Second was Lan Xichen telling Wei Wuxian about the events after his death, what punishments Lan Wangji endured and how he retained his faith and conviction about Wei Wuxian even after all of that. Even the story about their mother was telling; it was a glimpse of how strongly and stubbornly Lan Wangji loves someone, and how deeply that love goes, even if he does not say anything in words. Lan Xichen reminded Wei Wuxian of how adamant and persistent Lan Wangji had been about saving Wei Wuxian in his past life. Wei Wuxian said that it was unnecessary for Lan Wangji to have done these things, to suffer through his loyalty to Wei Wuxian especially when Wei Wuxian was already dead. But somehow it must have proven something to him, too, and gave him a sense of security with Lan Wangji. 

After these things, love (or at the very least, trust and attachment) just seemed to develop naturally from there. Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji are good together especially as “partners-in-crime”, so to speak. They are a very effective team, and while this goes to show how naturally compatible they are, the adventures they go through just also strengthen the bond between them. What finally cemented their relationship in this second life, resolving any other doubts Wei Wuxian might have had with Lan Wangji, was that face-off at Lanling, where Lan Wangji had the opportunity to deny Wei Wuxian again in order to retain his respected status in the cultivation world. Lan Wangji refused, announced that he knew it was Wei Wuxian from the start, and told Wei Wuxian that it wasn’t so bad, walking in this path of his. 

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They were noticeably inseparable from there. What makes my heart sing about this is that this time, Wei Wuxian is more actively sticking to Lan Wangji. He needs no one else other than Lan Wangji, has complete faith in him. Back in Yi City, we saw how confident he was that Lan Wangji would win against Xue Yang, he was not even worried when he took the kids to safety. Then at the Burial Mounds, when he drew the spirit attraction enchantment on himself to drive away the corpses, he refused any other help, saying Lan Wangji was enough to protect him. 

There were many other instances. In Lotus Pier, he was constantly with Lan Wangji, and even presented him to his family. He accepted insults about himself from Jiang Cheng, but not even his guilt towards Jiang Cheng would allow him to let his brother insult Lan Wangji. Even his asking Lan Wangji to take him away from Lotus Pier after the confrontation with Jiang Cheng was telling, because Wei Wuxian used to be self-sufficient and was uncomfortable asking for help. But he was doing so freely with Lan Wangji. 

Even before entering the Guanyin Temple, Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji had a conversation about Wen Ning—another staple in Wei Wuxian’s life—needing to find a life for himself. Interestingly, the thought that Lan Wangji (who was about as attached to him as Wen Ning was) similarly needed a life free from him did not even occur to Wei Wuxian. He would let Wen Ning go, but Lan Wangji stays. 

Then, at the Guanyin Temple, when he found out that everyone seemed to know about his losing his golden core, Wei Wuxian checked with Lan Wangji first, asking, “So do you also know?” By this point, Lan Wangji had become a far first in his mind, far from everyone else. Wei Wuxian looks to him first, and before facing anything else that remained against him, he has to check first that things between him and Lan Wangji were okay.

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This is also why the last episode is so heartbreaking. After the events at the temple, Wei Wuxian whisks Lan Wangji away and makes a run for it. Escaping did seem to be his intention, too, because when Wen Ning and Lan Sizhui—the most harmless, loyal people to them both—caught up to them, Wei Wuxian looked disappointed that they were caught. 

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Of course, he then learned that Lan Sizhui was none other than their beloved A-Yuan, and that was a heart-warming reunion all around. Eventually though, Lan Sizhui and Wen Ning said their goodbyes, and Wei Wuxian turned to Lan Wangji, wondering where they would go. He never thought to even ask Lan Wangji where he would go, never thought it would be anywhere Wei Wuxian wouldn’t be, because already he learned to be secure that Lan Wangji would never leave his side. In a way, he took it for granted that Lan Wangji would no longer leave him, but to be fair to Wei Wuxian, after everything that had happened and given his own feelings towards Lan Wangji, it was an easy assumption and mistake to make, to have that sense of security towards someone to whom one’s heart was so drawn to.  

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Somehow though, I do think their parting might have done Wei Wuxian some good. Again, Wei Wuxian is a dense motherf*cker not the type who digs deeply at his own mind and feelings (heck, the boy falls asleep during meditation, and never forget the 'Do you like Mianmian?’ incident), doesn’t label things and just rides those feelings out openly and freely. Time apart from Lan Wangji could have given him more space to assess what he was feeling for the guy, what it meant to miss him, how badly he was missing him, and so on. And we know he missed him badly, because who in their right mind would play their theme song atop a mountain, looking like they were about to cry? How afraid he was to look behind him and find that maybe Lan Wangji wasn’t really there, that it was all in his head… oh, Wei Ying. 

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So, yes. We did not get the “I love you’s” (nor “that night, I really wanted to sleep with you!” lmao) in the drama, but this also makes sense because Wei Wuxian probably also did not even know, or did not know what to call it, or whatever the heck they were. But spending those days (perhaps even months or years) away from Lan Wangji were clearly difficult for him, enough for us to know that their reunion would bring Wei Wuxian such relief, he likely would never let Lan Wangji go again. And maybe, just maybe, when they meet again, that’s when it all comes to Wei Wuxian, the feelings he isn’t able to keep anymore, and he would just burst out, “I miss you! I love you!”

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There’s going to be official The Untamed plushies for Lan Wangji and Wei Wuxian. The release date is 20/10/2019.

 

The one English site I found that sold these was kind of overpriced, so I decided to buy through Taobao instead. Try searching on eBay and you will find a way inflated price.The Taobao page that sold these didn’t seem to take PayPal so I used Superbuy to preorder them.Not sure how much international shipping is going to be though, hopefully not too much...

 

In case anyone else wants to buy through Superbuy the link for Wei Wuxian plushie is. Just copy and paste link into Superbuy search window

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=600378412490

 

The link for Lan Wangji plushie is 

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=601002043815

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There’s going to be a The Untamed movie. It’s called The Living Dead and looks like it will show what happened to Wen Ning and Lan Sizhui after they split up with Lan Zhan and Wei Wuxian.

 

I really want the production company to make a “Hook Ghost” movie though. That would be hilarious...

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I'm dont remember which episode but there was scene where WY and LZ disccuss how MHY can summon WY. There must be someone behind the scene. Then there is scene where two people in MHY room. Wearing similar cloth. one standing, one siting. The one standing then say

 

I'm sorry, didn't meant to put curse on you.

but Mo just to cruel

Not only torture you but also other people.

 

Idunno either it's MHY who already leave his body and WY already inside him. Or it's just another person(NHS maybe)

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1 hour ago, fragglerock said:

@frostflower14 @MK916  Is there any english translation of the book anywhere or at least any interesting parts.  I have read the one above and that is sweet, but curious if there are any other good bits.....

 

 

I have the complete novel translated in English. PM with your email address and I can send you an ePub of the novel.

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I read the book and was craving more LWJ/WWX scenes, so I'm slowly working my way through the huge amount of fanfiction out there.  Here's a couple modern day setting LWJ/WWX stories that I liked.  No graphic stuff but it's got the feels!  :wub:

 

equilibrium

Summary:

Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji are sort-of-friends with benefits, and that's all there is to it.

(It isn't.)

 

resonant frequencies

Summary:

In which Wei Wuxian decides that the best way to deal with being in love with Lan Wangji is to pretend to date him for three weeks.

It goes about as well as can be expected.

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1 hour ago, fragglerock said:

@MK916  As requested have sent you the email address and thank you again in advance.  its much appreciated....

 

Hi I just sent it to you.  I enjoyed reading and hopefully you will too. 

 

It was ALOT of work putting together Heaven Official's Blessing; 252 chapters! Having to do grammar check and making sure the names are consistent across the book. I'm still waiting for one more chapter to be translated and then the novel translation will be completed.

 

In the meantime, I'm putting an ePub together for the author's other work, Scum Villain System. I just want to read all the novels just to compare.

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1 hour ago, fragglerock said:

@MK916  As requested have sent you the email address and thank you again in advance.  its much appreciated....

the entire novel is available online for free and the translators have requested no one distribute epubs or other consolidated copies of it. just google exiledrebelsscans and you'll find all the chapters (plus the manhua translations) under "GDC". the novel is completely translated in great quality!

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1 hour ago, tailor314 said:

the entire novel is available online for free and the translators have requested no one distribute epubs or other consolidated copies of it. just google exiledrebelsscans and you'll find all the chapters (plus the manhua translations) under "GDC". the novel is completely translated in great quality!

I think the translator mean not to sell it, they said feel free to make epubs by yourself, but for someone like me who don't understand how to do that I really appreciate @MK916  who share it with us

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17 minutes ago, Sisca_TVXQ said:

I think the translator mean not to sell it, they said feel free to make epubs by yourself, but for someone like me who don't understand how to do that I really appreciate @MK916  who share it with us

 

I am an avid reader and have a HUGE collection of ePubs that I’ve created. I liked the drama so much that I wanted to read the novel which turned out to be amazing as well. I do a grammatical check and format with as much detail as possible (such as table of contents, footnotes and add pictures) on everything I’ve read. I just want other people to enjoy reading it as much as I did in a more accessible way such as on phone/tablet instead of having to go online to read them.

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