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    “It is hard to write a beautiful song. It is harder to write several individually beautiful songs that, when sung simultaneously, sound as a more beautiful polyphonic whole.” (John Rahn)

    In music, counterpoint is the relationship between two or more musical lines that are independent melodies, yet harmonically interdependent.

    Lan Wangji, the principal cellist in his orchestra, finds himself performing JS Bach’s Art of Fugue with a student string quartet one semester and falls in love with the ways his life intersects with that of the lead violinist.

    Wei Wuxian, a composition major, finds himself echoing that sentiment, and their story takes on all the complexity and fascination of the very fugues they are learning.

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    24 Nov 2021

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    To his own surprise, Wei Ying doesn't hate quarantine. It's full of Lan Zhan, bunnies, great food, evenings curled up on the couch watching nature documentaries. Wei Ying can't imagine it getting any better. Until it does.

    Except Nibs. Nibs are the worst.

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    09 Nov 2021

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    “How did you get here?”

    The man cracks a smile. He sinks to his knees right there in the snow, equally unfazed by the cold, his eyes trained on him.

    “Would you believe me if I told you that I traveled through time?” 

    All his life, Wei Wuxian is by his side. He is there long before they actually meet, and long after he dies too. (Time Traveler's Wife AU.)

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    07 Nov 2021

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    “Welcome to Cloud Recesses. How can I help you?”

    The man’s eyes snap to him. He fiddles with the sleeves of his oversized hoodie, pulled over his palms, and says, “I, uh. I’d like to get a tattoo?”

    (Or, Cloud Recesses is a tattoo parlor, Lan Wangji is an artist, and the ink on Wei Wuxian's skin isn't the only mark they leave on each other when he comes in for his first tattoo.)

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    06 Nov 2021

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    It starts with a harmonica, rabbits and a stranger standing in Wei Ying’s tattoo parlour.
    He asks for a sun over his heart and a dizi player, blue gentians and calm waters over the scars marring his back.
    And Wei Ying? Wei Ying tries his best to pretend he hasn’t seen it all before.

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    07 Oct 2021