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  1. Public Bookmark 51

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    This essay is a very close look at Meng Yao's courtesy name, Jin Guangyao. This name is quite unique in MDZS in that Meng Yao is one of the two characters who receives a courtesy name during the course of the novel. Furthermore, Meng Yao receives a courtesy name not just as a matter of tradition or custom, as the other characters do, but specifically to mark his entrance to the cultivational world: his adoption into the Jin family and acceptance into the Lanling Jin sect. We also can make a pretty good guess as to who selected the name for him, Jin Guangshan, who we all know is Canon's Worst Dad. We also have a lot of information about the social upheaval during which Meng Yao was named Jin Guangyao; important, because sect politics almost certainly played a large role in Meng Yao being adopted in the first place.

    And all of this is reflected in the three characters of ‘Jin Guangyao.’

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    29 Feb 2020

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    This is to provide a reference for writers who are unfamiliar with Chinese literary conventions or terms used in canon. Hopefully someone will find this helpful.

    Prompted by https://three--rings.tumblr.com/post/187301034228/things-the-mdzs-fandom-desperately-needs-if-they

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    Kame visits Jin in a little Australian town by the sea. ANGST.

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    16 Mar 2019

  4. Public Bookmark 47

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    Set a few months after the movie. An attack on Superman leads to a shift in the dynamic between Clark, Lois and Richard.

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    04 Mar 2019

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    “…The modern viewer must remember that prior to the 1960s, soulmark portraits were the ultimate in taboo. But one can see how an artist like Captain Rogers would feel compelled to pick up his sketchbook…

    ...Captain Rogers never did a self-portrait; we can only speculate who his soulmate — or soulmates — might have been."

    Franklin, Hannah. “Howling Commandos Leave their Mark in Portrait Series by Captain America.” Newsweek, July 9, 2009.

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