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  1. Public Bookmark 38

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    Zhao Yunlan makes it out of Dixing alive. The price he pays is higher than he knows how to cope with. Life goes on, though, and gets even more confusing when Shen Wei suddenly returns—without his powers. Working through what's happened between them would be difficult enough, but before long, Zhao Yunlan has to realize there's much more to being Haixing's Guardian than he ever knew.

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    21 Sep 2020

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    As someone who usually gives stories with prominent h/c tropes a wide berth, I was pleasantly surprised by the accuracy of characterisation and solidity of plot on display here. A credit to this genre of fan fiction!

  2. Rec 59

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    There's something lurking in the hills around the Alliance headquarters. Something big, fast, and deadly.

    Also, General Kunlun is suspiciously bad with a dao.

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    27 Aug 2020

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    It's always a lovely surprise to encounter a well-written action-mystery story in a small fandom like that of Guardian, especially one set in the Past arc - which was poorly executed in the show and tends to get short shrift from the fandom. Black Scales sidesteps the common flaws of YOHE era fic re: plot, worldbuilding and characterisation to deliver an interesting, enjoyable reading experience while still remaining largely drama canon-compliant.

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    "It is very tedious,” Professor Shen agrees, setting down his cup of tea. “I admire your forbearance.”

    “I have no forbearance,” Zhao Yunlan assures him. “I get drunk a lot and throw things.”

    or, the lawyers AU that no one asked for.

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    24 Jul 2020

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    A charming little fic with clever dialogue and sparkling characterisation, complemented by a crisp, quaint writing style.

  4. Public Bookmark 96

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    When Ye Zun's face twisted with fury, when he reached out his hand to take Zhao Yunlan's essence from him, there was a part of Zhao Yunlan that wanted nothing more than to close his eyes and let him. To let go and be drawn in; to be where Shen Wei was, with him again one final time before the end.

    —But nothing happened.

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    24 Jul 2020

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    Not being fond of the "misunderstandings (nearly) ruining relationships" trope, the latter third of the fic wasn't entirely to my taste, but this is a minor quibble in the face of the interesting fix-it scenario and clever bit of worldbuilding Will Keep on Shining has to offer.

  5. Public Bookmark 23

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    The end of the world didn’t happen due to technicalities. But what’s next? Peace and quiet? Hardly. After all, sometimes small details make all the difference, and it’s a fact of life that events are cowards: they don’t occur singly, but instead run in packs and will leap out at you all at once.

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    15 Jun 2020

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    A canon fix-it where, interestingly, the focus is not on the mechanism of the fix itself, but on the aftermath. The resulting case fic was fairly well-done, the characterisation and dialogue refreshingly sharp with no sugar-coating whatsoever. And, thankfully, no Ye Zun redemption; instead allowing other characters who're often ignored but, in my opinion, far more interesting - Li Qian, the Regent, An Bai, Zhao Xinci/Zhang Shi - a chance to contribute to the story.