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    I am poison / And you will drink me / And you should be so lucky

    Shang Qinghua transmigrates into his own terrible novel as a baby. The fact that this seems to be a world based on his first draft, where things actually happened and the plot did matter, is less than comforting. Having a second chance is nice, but ending up as cannon fodder and dying offscreen are the last things he wants to do. The only way to avoid his 'canonical' fate is to do as the System demands and try to fix his mistakes from within the world he created.

    Somehow this ends up with a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Luo Binghe as an An Ding Peak disciple, because writing about a kid being miserable and seeing a kid being miserable are apparently two entirely different skillsets.

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    23 Sep 2020

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    The Worldbuilding Hall of Fame:
    - THE BEST Airplane-bro SQH character development piece
    - THE BEST An Ding peak development piece (logistics and spying, bruh!)
    - Some extremely fine MBJ character building also! (Giving him a name, an angry LIVING mother and a younger sister, who's cool!)
    - Fine af OCs all the way through the story! An Mei is the queen of my heart.
    - The sizzling slow burn is slow-ish... Medium? (Like, Moshang get unofficially married pretty fast after meeting, but then they actually get to know each other and it's the best!)
    - SQH developing into a badass a future peak lord should be!
    - Thanking the author for changing the Qinq-generation from a boys club by making up some future lady peak lord OCs [salutes]
    - There's certain irony in Airplane dying from electrocution and SQH having lightning affinity
    - It's not even done and it's already so good! I don't even know how far this fic will go, but fingers crossed for "all the way to canon and beyond"
    -> Edit #1: I hadn't read the summary in 84 years since I started this fic, and holy frick! An Ding!Binghe?!?!?! My body's not ready for this! It's 40 chapters and SQH only just became head disciple and got his SQH name. Binghe was approximately born like half-a-year ago in story. This gonna be long ride and I'm way excited.

    Final score (so far): 5 worldbuildings out of 5 AND A PLUS!

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    It’s better this way, he told himself. Let them forget the useless First Jade. Let them forget my name. Let them forget me so that I can live out my days as I deserve— in silence, as payment for lives taken; forgotten, in payment for lies believed.

    I am no one.

    I am nothing.

    The shadows reached out and curled around him.

    We are waiting.

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    19 Sep 2020

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Years of healing hall of fame:
    - This fic felt like a healing balm to some still cracked part of my soul. I felt very seen by this fic.
    - The best post-canon LXC situation I'd want for him. Sure, he's hurt and grieving for a long time, but with help from the people he's closest to he begins to heal.
    - In this house we worship a good healing process! Especially for LXC.
    - I kept thinking a lot while reading this that here LXC really shows that he's Wangji's brother. When he's not really talking and doesn't smile much, even if it's from grief.
    - Featuring NMJ and JGY as the negative, horrible thoughts you get during depression. Been there done that.
    - WWX promoted to MVP!

    Final score: 5 years of healing out of 5

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    Nie Huaisang has a chance to go back and do things over. Things move at their own pace from there.

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    05 Sep 2020

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    Timeline hall of fame:
    - It kinda had a slow burn feeling even though 10 chapters technically isn't that long, but in a good way.
    - One out of two fics that I've found that feature the very specific, but oh so satisfying plot of "time travelling NHS seduces JGS and murders him" and it's always the good shit (even if it happens on the background here).
    - LXC is just so supporting! <3

    Final score: 5 timelines out of 5

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    13 Aug 2020

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    Love-vomit hall of fame:
    - The best MY/JGY reincarnation fic I've ever read
    - The best characterization
    - XiYao overfloweth! <'3
    - The best feels
    - The best way to give Yi city folks' sad story closure
    - A sabre named "Da-ge"
    - The best passive-aggressive karmic uncle-niece relationship

    Final score (so far): 5 love-vomits out of 5

  5. Rec 42

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    You wake up in a hotel with no memory of your past and no idea who you are.

    Ask questions. Explore. Piece together your mystery.

    ...Or not.

     

    //link to Twine interactive fic within, fic takes approximately ~40-60 minutes to play (full script 28k)

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    13 Aug 2020

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    Routes played hall of fame:
    - The best fic that is also kind of a game I've ever played
    - Achievement "Completionistic searching" unlocked
    - Achievement "Sexy Mysterious NHS" unlocked (Side objective "fuck I'm gay" completed)
    - Achievement "Obsessive remembering" unlocked
    - Achievement "Oh no..." unlocked
    - Achievement "Feelings :(" unlocked
    - Achievement "Heal my broken heart" unlocked
    - Route 3 out of 6 achieved

    Final score: 5 out of 5 routes played
    Side note: This is a review score and does not actually reflect the amount of routes played.
    Side note 2: As someone who recently finished playing Disco Elysium, I found some parallels entertaining.