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(putting aside that literally everyone in this series could kill you)

  • Looks like a cinnamon roll, is a cinnamon roll: Tingsheng, Jingrui
  • Looks like a cinnamon roll, will actually kill you: Yujin, Gong Yu, Consort Jing
  • Looks like they could kill you, will actually kill you: Nihuang, Xia Dong
  • Looks like they could kill you, actually a cinnamon roll: Jingyan, Fei Liu, Meng Zhi
  • Sinnamon roll: Lin Chen, Mei Changsu

more NiF thoughts

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 10:30
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-I have five episodes left and am stuck at work right now. The anticipation is killing me

-There is a character/ship trope that is like, one of my bulletproof kinks which is people with more loyalty and devotion than self-preservation instincts, and this is basically every ship and protagonist in this show.

-This show is basically begging for some variation on the Canadian Shack fic, please don't disappoint me here fandom.

Nirvana in Fire

Saturday, 22 July 2017 13:50
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Some assorted thoughts which I will try to keep spoiler-free? No guarantees about stuff in the comments though. I'm about halfway through and oh my god this series is so good.

-Jingrui is like, the obligatory precious cinnamon roll too good for this sinful world, too pure.

-I can't think of the last time I watched something live-action where men were allowed to show this dynamic range of feelings, both physically and verbally. And even in anime, dudes crying is usually only at the emotional climax of stuff, so it's really nice to have a range of sorrow and regret and longing and joy regularly shown from a variety of characters.

-Likewise, it's really great to have a huge variety of women of various roles and backgrounds and motivation who get plenty of screentime - there's definitely a sense that even if their positions are different than those of the men, they still have a great deal of power of various forms

-By which I mean I would let Nihaung use me as a doormat, what a fucking badass.

-Commander Meng does not have an ounce of guile in his body, and it's sort of adorable, particularly after he was introduced as such a serious badass.

-Basically every interaction between Lin Shu and his household is wonderful and precious. It's really clear how much they all care about him, even if they don't know how to keep him from literally working himself to death.

-EVERYTHING IS SO PRETTY. Comes with the 'historical drama' territory, I guess, but god, some of the hair ornaments are to die for.

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