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    It is unexpectedly easy; he does not even need to lie outright, just let them follow his gaze to where Wen Zhuliu's body sprawls on the floor. “They caught me in Yiling,” he says, and holds out one hand to each of them.

    Wei Wuxian tells the truth, sort of. AU diverging when Jiang Cheng and Lan Wangji find Wei Wuxian in episode 20.

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    16 Sep 2022

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    Ahh, what a gentle and good story. Everyone's so VIVID here, and Yanli is just...fucking perfection.

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    In his recent article in Contemporary Theories of Cultivation, Lan (2019) sets out to study the correlation between instrument choice and outcomes in the liberation of spirits. While his main thesis appears sound, his decision to limit the study to the qin, dizi, xiao and pipa undermines his conclusions.

    This decision falls prey to the fallacy that tradition cannot be questioned. It ignores, too, the fact that many practising cultivators will encounter spirits that will have no exposure to such “expectations.” In a small study comparing the use of a dizi with a theremin—undoubtedly a non-traditional choice—the theremin produced optimal outcomes in liberating spirits where: time since death was less than 6 months; spirit was younger than 25 and older than 17 at time of death; or spirit motivation included aspects of revenge. The conclusions reached in Lan (2019), while providing a foundation for future study, are therefore as yet incomplete.

    Mo Xuanyu
    Cultivation Studies, Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University

    Lan Wangji, Wei Wuxian, and musical cultivation: a love story, told through academic articles, emails, texts, and videos.

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    30 Aug 2022

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    Awww yiss academia AU with some lovely resonances to the text!

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    now I greet you from the other side
    of sorrow and despair
    with a love so vast and shattered
    it will meet you everywhere

    — "Heart With No Companion," Leonard Cohen

    Yu Ziyuan cuts off Wei Wuxian's hand. The cultivation world changes.

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    30 Aug 2022

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    A fantastic AU with some really wonderful payoffs and character development. I love this Jiang Cheng and Jiang Yanli SO MUCH.

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    The divine blades are gods, humans ascended to the heavens for their deeds, their stories and legends feeding their divinity until something goes wrong. Their numbers shrink as calamities befall them in quick succession, shattered, hidden and forgotten. Only two remain with any real power in the world.

    Shen Yuan is a god called to the mortal plane through a summoning. He was brought to help Cang Qiong establish victory over the Northern kingdom in their decades long war of attrition. But he's not been worshipped in centuries, and if humans don't know which god he is how should he?

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    26 Aug 2022

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    Beautifully creative worldbuilding, and a couple of lovely twists!

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    Zhou Zishu is ready to be done with Tian Chuang. He's ready for his seventh nail, and ready to wander before facing his eighty one brothers with a bowed head in the afterlife. He will do this after, apparently, one last mission that's simply too intriguing to pass up.

    The Ghost Valley has sent a letter past its borders, asking to attend the Heroes Conference of the Five Lakes Alliance. The Five Lakes Alliance, unbelievably, has accepted. Both no doubt have hidden intentions, and Prince Jin wants eyes and ears on the scene. Zhou Zishu can't quite bring himself to deny his own ravenous curiosity enough not to accept.

    The stunning beauty that shows up with the girls of the Department of the Unfaithful, the one who introduces himself as Wen Kexing, is universally assumed to be a favorite plaything of the yet unseen Ghost Valley Master. His beauty and charm may be enough to captivate all the others into underestimating him, but Zhou Zishu knows a killer's eyes when he sees one. Wen Kexing is a puzzle he'd like to figure out, and Zishu himself can't say he isn't also captivated by dark eyes and a smile that wouldn't be out of place with blood in its teeth.

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    23 Aug 2022

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    Sweet and hot and interestingly plotted!! A good long read that sticks the landing.