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    For a timeline, list of characters, chronological reading order, and various notes on this AU, please check out the Accidental Warlord Supplements.

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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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    05 Apr 2022

  3. Public Bookmark 19

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    Wei Wuxian almost does not catch the name of the song.

     

     

     

     

    In which the aftermath of the cave battle involves just enough communication to make a difference.

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    26 Sep 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 15

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    This little one, her Jiang Yanli, is going to be zongzhu in her own right one day. She cannot be promised to another heir. A second son will be needed, one who can marry into the Jiang.

    The letter she receives from Lan-zongzhu is almost shockingly brief.


    AU where Jiang Yanli, as the Jiang heir, is betrothed to Lan Wangji instead of Jin Zixuan.

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    21 Sep 2021

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    He is not gone. Lan Wangji has to practice the thought sometimes. He is gone is a thought that he has worn into his being through years and years of tracing and retracing, and his mind flows easily into those hollowed lines the way water always finds its course. He has to step out of the house, out into the early morning, and think:

    He is not gone. Even though I cannot see him, he is not gone.

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    31 Jul 2021