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    A group of pirates kill a merid, only to find that she was a mer-matron, and they have orphaned her young daughter. Who would they be if they did not save the child?

    They wouldn't be the legends they are now, that's for sure.

    Special thanks to otherwindow (tumblr), redporkpadthai (tumblr), and the corvidprompts discord server <3

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    01 Jun 2020

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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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    28 May 2020

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    Wei Wuxian: rogue inventor, machine tinkerer, pilot, war hero, quite good-looking if he says so himself (and he does) wakes up after thirteen years of cryosleep.

    This is awkward for many reasons: he thought he was dead; the whole world (actually, several worlds) also thought he was dead; his brother (who killed him) thinks he's dead and wants him to stay that way; Lan Zhan... does what Lan Zhan does, which Wei Wuxian couldn't explain thirteen years ago, let alone now.

    Machines have run amok, planetary tensions are high, some people thought to be dead are not, some people that are alive really need to die like right now, it's all a mess, and someone's developed a version of alcohol which doesn't get you drunk.

    Sometimes science really does go too far.

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    13 May 2020

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    “That’s it, my cloud. Relax into me…”

    The Gusu Lan disciple could hear the smirk on Wei Wuxian’s face when he whispered those sinful words.

    “Relax onto me.”

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    He felt so warm, so full, sitting on Wei Wuxian's lap, content with the way his body was stretched to the limit by the thickness of the Yiling Patriarch.

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    12 May 2020

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    After years of war with the Yunmeng kingdom, it seems the Gusu empire finally found an advantage through the Venerated Triad Alliance. Although it would take a miracle for Yunmeng to win, Emperor Lan Wangji offers a ceasefire in exchange for General Wei Wuxian as a bride. Whether out of love or hate, neither the Jiangs nor Gusu's allies want this.

    Wei Wuxian is the only person willing to accept the deal and become a concubine. Although they are enemies, in all their interactions Lan Wangji has been honest and straightforward. So Wei Wuxian sets off in the dead of night to Gusu, but members of all the factions are willing to do whatever it takes to keep him from reaching his destination.

    Meanwhile, Lan Wangji is over the moon after receiving the acceptance letter and is excitedly preparing the wedding and his empress’s new pavilion. Unable to wait, he decides to covertly meet his bride halfway and escort him back personally. Although they’ve met, Wei Wuxian has never seen Lan Wangji’s face under his royal headdress, so he doesn’t know what Lan Wangji looks or sounds like.

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    06 May 2020