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    In which Zhou Zishu, a dying man, discovered he had acquired a ward, a talent for video games, a boyfriend, and a newfound will to live, not necessarily in that order.

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    “Yun Xu,” Ghost Valley Master said, his baritone caressing the vowels carefully. It was a tone of voice that Zhou Zishu recognised but had not heard in a long while—in a year and a half, to be exact. Even with that excuse, nothing could have prepared Zhou Zishu for Ghost Valley Master’s next words. “To have such a handsome voice, you must be a great beauty.”

    Zhou Zishu blinked once, twice, and clicked the mute teammates button.

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    05 Jun 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 84

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    This time Wen Kexing wakes with the skin of his ribs still burning, where he’d dreamed of A-Xu tracing each ridge with the edge of Wen Kexing’s fan. It had been a game, Wen Kexing keeping still under A-Xu’s steady hand, hardly breathing so that he could get the lines right. It had made sense, in the dream, as painting practice. The result was beautiful, red flowers blooming out of Wen Kexing’s skin, reaching up towards the sun. A-Xu had plucked one, and kissed the petals, his mouth coming away bloody; Wen Kexing had taken another and put it in A-Xu’s hair.

    A-Xu would probably be willing to repeat the experiment with ink and a brush. That would be its own kind of fun. Wen Kexing isn’t so sure about the knife.

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    18 May 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 38

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    There is a boy with a red ribbon in his hair, with fire and valour in his heart. At the end of the story, he dies (repeat ad infinitum).

    There is a boy with(out) a blue ribbon. He is made of broken glass; bleeding edges and distorted reflections. He holds love in his chest, he holds love like a bullet lodged in his chest. The ink on his contract is dry– but his fingers drip black; stained from rewriting the fates of others. At the end of the world he stands in the water and says– my soul, my body, my mind, but not my heart.

    There is a valorous boy in a red ribbon. He is a puppet on a string. He is the gear that turns the fates of others. If he makes a contract he’ll end the world. If he makes no contract the world will end. He stares across the water at a love he has no memory of. He stares up at the shattered sky. He stares into himself and says, swallow down your hesitation– what will you wish for?

    (You can only repeat a story so many times)

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    31 Jan 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 17

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    Tonight, Tang Fan—or Feifei, anyway—can be exactly what Jin San wants, and Jin San can be what Tang Fan wants, and that’s more than half the fun of it. (Alternatively: Jin San gives Tang Fan his first prostate orgasm.)

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    26 Jan 2021

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    He doesn’t quite remember the details of his original life anymore. But now, he does his best to conjure up what memories he can and carve a similarly bloody path to Yi City.

    When Xiao Xingchen arrives to bring him to justice, Xue Yang can’t help but stare. Time and death have chipped away at his memories, leaving only fleeting impressions. A smile. A few words, softly murmured. The motion of long, deft fingers patching a threadbare blanket. The man he remembers was graceful and ethereal, otherworldly but kind. The man standing before him, this man made of flesh and bone and blood and breath -- he is the sum of all these things and more.

    “Daozhang,” Xue Yang whispers, lowering his trembling blade.

    Song Lan runs him through with Fuxue on the spot.

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    Xue Yang lives and dies and lives again.

    Across thousands of lifetimes, only one thing remains constant: he wants.

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    12 Jan 2021