Question: Chinese zodiac in Guardian

Apr. 18th, 2019 12:07 pm
mekare: Yunöan grins around a lollipop (Guardian Yunlan lollipop)
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So, I am still trying to come up with an appropriate symbol/plant etc. for Yunlan for my four seasons series. During my consideration I came up with this question: Are Chinese zodiacs ever mentioned in the series for any character? For Shen Wei we don't even have a birth date, plus he's alien anyway so it probably wouldn't apply. But Haixing people are modeled so closely on Earth people that it seems strange to me if no mention was made at all.

Can anyone remember if Chinese zodiacs are mentioned, or alluded to for any character?

If not, which Zodiac do you think could be/ would be appropriate for Yunlan? (we could just do the math and take 2018 as the air date, detract Yunlan's canon age and choose the zodiac which results...btw, how old is Yunlan? I checked the wiki on Hubzilla but while there is an excellent entry for Shen Wei already, Yunlan's only has a picture.)

Reviews of Episodes 26-30

Apr. 17th, 2019 07:03 pm
lunabee34: (guardian: shen wei smiling by lynndyre)
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Reviews of Episodes 26-30.

Please, no spoilers past episode 32 which is as far as I've watched. Thank you so much to everyone who responded to my questions about episode 32. We are watching episode 33 tonight, and if I still have questions, I will be back! <3

Artwork (Shen Wei/Zhao Yunlan)

Apr. 17th, 2019 05:06 pm
goss: (Guardian - stroll)
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Title: Who we would be (you used to know)
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: G
Characters: Shen Wei/Zhao Yunlan
Content Notes: Created for [community profile] drawesome Challenge #24: Poetry Illustration. This was directly inspired by [personal profile] china_shop's excellent Guardian fan-poetry things you used to know. This piece was painted with a combination of watercolours and acrylics.

Preview:

(Click for entire image at my journal)

Art and meta

Apr. 17th, 2019 08:47 pm
mekare: (Guardian Yunlan glow)
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For completeness sake (most of you have seen these posts already I think), I posted:

- a Shen Wei art (Plum Blossoms), Four Seasons part 1
- some Guardian vs. Nirvana in Fire thoughts
- information about the meaning of orchids for my next project in the four seasons series. Some input wold be helpful there, what other spring flowers would be appropriate for Yunlan? I plan to make more posts about Chinese symbolic meanings as I go along and research them for my art pieces.

Guardian Episode by Episode: 09

Apr. 17th, 2019 08:31 pm
extrapenguin: A man raising a glass protector off from above a magic device. (guardian)
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Welcome to episode 9 of the Guardian rewatchalong! Due to Easter, this one is early and the next one will be late (~Saturday). The imgur screencap album has 75 images.

Previously on:
Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4, Episode 5, Episode 6, Episode 7, Episode 8

This week, we start the Hanga arc properly, and drive to the mountains. We end with Wang Zheng walking into the cave.

Read more... )

Episode 32: what just happened?

Apr. 16th, 2019 08:21 pm
lunabee34: (guardian: zhao yunlan bw by tinny)
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I am a few episodes ahead of my reviews in my watching, and I am really confused. I just watched Episode 32, and I have no idea what happened at all.

spoilers )

Please no spoilers past 32!

All the Food and Drink in Guardian

Apr. 16th, 2019 11:27 am
forestofglory: a small plant in a clump of dirt  (eco-geek)
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One thing I really enjoy in Guardian is how the show uses food. I adore food in fiction and while food isn’t a focus of Guardian there are lot of food based moments that I love. I’ve been trying to write something about this but mostly I just want to squee. There is some fierce feeding people going on! And some lovely meals as a found family!

So instead of an essay here’s a list of all the meal scenes in the drama. I used [personal profile] galaxysoup’s episode guide and various rewatches posted here in the community as a starting point as well as my own notes/memory. Thanks everyone!

These are listed chronologically as they appear in the drama. I’m not counting all the lollipops -- sorry there’s just too many. I've included notes and questions I have about some of the scenes.

spoilers for all episodes )

I haven't done a project like this in a long time. There are some great character building details here that I enjoyed rewatching. This was fun! I hope people find this useful or at least entertaining. I almost certainly missed things though so feel free to point out anything that I missed and I will edit to include it. Can anyone identify any of the food more precisely? Or have anything to add about cultural details I’m missing? What are your favorite food and drink moments in the drama?

Drama review: The Story of Ming Lan

Apr. 16th, 2019 01:30 am
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To celebrate our birthday boy, I've posted my personal review of the drama: The story of Ming Lan.

Summary, characters introduction (+ relationship chart), impression, resources and pics.

Happy birthday Zhu Yilong!


Also, I'm aware of what's happened tonight to Notre Dame. I am feeling very sad.

Manip (Shen Wei/Zhao Yunlan)

Apr. 15th, 2019 07:18 am
goss: (*fangirls* - Starfire Raven)
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I happened upon this beautiful screencap taken during a certain scene and decided to smoosh the boys together and have them hold hands. *g*

Click for the entire image at my journal:



MANIP: Midnight Stroll (Shen Wei/Zhao Yunlan, G)
mecurtin: slash: since 1955 -- men of the 50s, ogling each other (slash history)
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In her post of her favorite Guardian vids, [personal profile] bonibaru mentions

Be careful if you find yourself wandering around bilibili because you might end up falling down a rabbit hole of a/b/o and sentinel AUs that are ... just ... I don't even know but some of them are pretty darn good.


I really want to know more about this! My incompetent searches have revealed things like this:

which seems to be some sort of multi-trope collision involving ABO, Sentinels (??) and possibly His Dark Materials-type daemons.

What is ABO when it's in China? I see from fanlore that it's become super-popular in Asian fandoms, which frankly boggles the mind even more than the mere existence of ABO.

What are Sentinel AUs called in China and Japan? How did they get there?

It's easy to see how daemons could have made it into non-Western fandoms, because there's *movies*. But for Sentinel, as with ABO, I'd suspect direct fandom-to-fandom transmission.

Bai Yu in 0.5 Diors - Eps 16-30

Apr. 14th, 2019 05:52 pm
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It's finally done! All 30 episodes, cut down to Bai Yu's scenes and his storyline in 0.5 Diors, now complete!

Episodes 16-30. While the whole series carries a general warning for embarrassing situations, you'll want to pay special attention to the warning on Episodes 27-28.

Masterpost of All Episodes
crism79: (Iron Triangle)
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Hello!

It's the first time posting in this comm though I've been lurking around ^^

In light of Zhu Yilong's upcoming drama - "Lost Tomb Reboot/Restart" - I did a sort of spoiler-free explanation of what this "Lost Tomb" series is and a review (ramblings) of what I've seen so far from the series.

Hope it's helpful ^^ You can find it here

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Art prompt: A Hug for Ye Zun!

Apr. 14th, 2019 09:57 pm
mekare: (Guardian Yunlan glow)
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Preview:

Full post in my journal

I also used this as my entry for a poetry challenge at [community profile] drawesome.

I need to give credit to [personal profile] extrapenguin's fic Ten Thousand Years for making me focus on this prompt right now :-) It gave me all the Ye Zun feels.

Three drabbles

Apr. 14th, 2019 03:55 pm
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Triple Drabble: I Search Myself, I Want You To Find Me. Shen Wei jerking off. Rated R.

Triple Drabble: You Just Put Your Lips Together. Zhao Yunlan lusting over the BCE. Rated R.

Double Drabble: Bat Signal. Chu Shuzhi and the BCE. Rated G.

Vid Rec

Apr. 14th, 2019 03:25 pm
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I know Lola's shopping so I'm posting a vid recommendation because I don't want to be crying alone. Heed the angst warnings. So much angst, so good.

https://lola.dreamwidth.org/111216.html

Fanartist rec post

Apr. 14th, 2019 01:30 pm
naye: shen wei looking at zhao yunlan's hand on his shoulder (guardian - hand on shoulder)
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I posted a rec post with 10 Guardian artists. This is the first of a series of posts linking to artists on Twitter, Tumblr, Pixiv, Lofter and more.

Since I last stopped by this lovely comm, I've also posted a couple of chapters of my longfic, so leaving a quick notice for that too:

With a Twist of the Kaleidoscope (89994 words) by naye
Chapters: 21/30 (the whole ~125k story is complete, and new chapters are posted as I get them edited and beta'd)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Shěn Wēi/Zhào Yúnlán
Characters: Shěn Wēi, Zhào Yúnlán, Dà Qìng, Yè Zūn, The SID Team
Additional Tags: Established Relationship, Angst with a Happy Ending, Mutual Pining, Slow Burn, (...yeah the established relationship comes before the pining and slow burn), Mind Manipulation, Hurt/Comfort, Alternate Universe - Everyone Lives/Nobody Dies, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Fix-It

Summary:

“Trust me,” Zhao Yunlan says.

Shen Wei actually huffs at him, as if he is being so patently ridiculous that fear-tinged fury would be too dignified an answer. “How can I trust you?”

Ye Zun tries a different tactic to defeat his brother, that may tear apart everything Shen Wei and Zhao Yunlan have worked to build between them.

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