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    Nobody said traveling through time would be easy — nothing Wen Kexing has done has ever been easy — but A-Xu was dying. He was going to die.

    If Wen Kexing could not save his A-Xu in the life they shared together, he would save him elsewhere in the past. And then some other version of them could live on, while this A-Xu and this Wen Kexing would stop existing. Would become something that never existed at all. If Wen Kexing did this right, he would die one day after — and some twenty years earlier than — his husband.

    Only, A-Xu died and Wen Kexing didn't stop existing.

    (Only — maybe A-Xu didn't die.)

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    17 Sep 2022

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    “I’m not here to help you with your work,” said Lan Zhan, injecting frost into his voice to deter any further attempts at charm. “I’ll be focusing on my research.”

    Wei Ying cocked his head. “Research?” he said.

    “Mm. I’m a cultivation researcher, not a department employee. I’m reconstructing the ancient musical cultivation techniques of the Lan clan.”

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    Lan Zhan’s new liaison at the Caiyi Municipal Cultivation Department is an enigma – ridiculously talented, yet somehow content with mopping up spiritual pests for barely above minimum wage. Wei Ying is slapdash and irresponsible, and Lan Zhan doesn’t like him at all… but then he meets A-Yuan, who loves music and longs for a piano his father can’t afford.

    Forced into cautious friendship by a four-year-old's music lessons, Lan Zhan soon realises Wei Ying is more than he seems. The single father is a man of many secrets – including, perhaps, the key to Lan Zhan's life's work. And in the meantime, the background resentment in Caiyi Town is rising to dangerous levels…

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    08 Sep 2022

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    Being a collections of suggestions on how AO3 might be improved.

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    17 Aug 2022

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    Wei Wuxian looks up. “And you’re still getting married? You’re that in love with her?”
    “I am… also gay,” Lan Wangji says slowly.
    “Oh.” Wei Wuxian looks… stricken. Then he quickly arranges his face and says, “That’s great. That’s not a bad thing at all, obviously. Good for you.”
    Thank you? “Sorry. I thought Wei Ying knew.”
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    1931: As civil war rages across China, wealthy doctoral graduate Lan Wangji returns to Republican Shanghai from his studies in Paris. He meets an old friend he thought he'd never see again, and things take a turn for the better.

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    15 Aug 2022

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    Or, an economist writes some meta. I explain how the Sunshot Campaign transformed the cultivation world's economics by creating a severe cultivator labor shortage. This labor shortage can help explain why:

    -Jiang Cheng never married
    -Mianmian survived to the end of the book
    -Wen Zhuliu was so deeply grateful to Wen Ruohan
    -Lure flags were the hottest item on the post-Sunshot market
    -Rumors of Wei Wuxian’s defection were so threatening to Jiang Cheng
    -Sect Leader Yao was probably a better boss than you’d think
    -Xiao Xingchen and Song Lan deeply believed in their dream of starting a new sect

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    27 Jul 2022