• songofclarity
    16.06.2021 - 3 days ago
    Question:

    How does WRH react to madam Wen's "surprise"? 🤭


    Answer:

    A surprise met with surprise! 🤭 Gifts were often rather instant gratuitous over the years before he was dealt some heavy blows instead. He will still have to wait a few more months to hold this one, though, as it’s still a bun in the oven~

    But oh!

    Madam Wen has given him something wonderful to look forward to. The first real thing to look forward to!? Surprise turns into awe and delight, confusion and worry, relief and gratitude, just a great number of things that have him on his knees, embracing Madam Wen at the waist as she laughs with happiness and combs her fingers through his hair 💕

    #anon #asked from above #wrh x madam wen #wrh is a man who appreciates his gifts #and you cannot convince me he wouldn't appreciate this one most of all #if i write something and there's no hurt comfort aspect in it #then i have been kidnapped and that's my cry for help lol #altho anon you made me laugh with the quotes and emoji #what kind of surprise where you thinking of ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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  • songofclarity
    15.06.2021 - 3 days ago

    andythelemon :

    They say time heals all wounds, so why am I still bleeding?

    #i'm fine this is fine ;~; #twin prides#fanart #beautiful piece op
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  • songofclarity
    15.06.2021 - 3 days ago

    mylastbraincql :

    Fishing fun with Nie Huaisang & Wei Wuxian | Ep.4

    (or: Nie Huaisang snatching defeat from the jaws of victory)

    Keep reading

    #cuties! #wwx & nhs #cql
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  • songofclarity
    15.06.2021 - 3 days ago
    #wonderful style! #wen qing#fanart
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  • songofclarity
    15.06.2021 - 4 days ago
    Question:

    Awww WRH and Madam Wen sound so sweet together, do you have more about them?


    Answer:

    I confess, I’m playing it by ear at the moment! The whole idea of Wen RuoHan and Wen Yuan’s mother Madam Wen having gotten together after the start of the Sunshot Campaign lives rent free in my head now. They are sweet together! But it’s a love born from a time of grief, so there is also sadness in it.

    I meant to just do a quick “Imagine” scenario like the last one (thus the present tense) except I ended up imagining a little too hard and it ran away with me~

    ☀️

    Wen RuoHan kneels alone in the ancestral shrine for however long he needs, saying whatever needs to be said, searching for a sign to tell him what to do next. He waits in harmonious silence with his less than harmonious thoughts.

    To go and fight, to wait and stay, to torture, to kill, to bow down, to eliminate, to pacify. The hall is cold despite the candles and flames filling it with light. With one suggestion brought to him after another, no one who remains has provided a satisfying answer that might fill this new hollow inside him caused by what the Sunshot Campaign has already dared to take.

    His ancestors provide no answer and his children’s tablets provide no peace. They do nothing but reflect the light. Does that mean he is meant to do nothing? It is not as though anyone has to tell the sun to rise and set each morning and each night. It simply does. A new day will come and bring with it a fresh start, and perhaps an answer that will bring him some relief.

    He will come back tomorrow then, just as he came the day before and the day before that. When he emerges from the shrine at last, the small crowd which has gathered waiting for him rustles and stirs, but it is Madam Wen’s patient stillness which draws his attention.

    There is a soft glow to her face, to her skin, as she looks up at him. Although her eyes search his face with a touch of worry, a small pinch forming between her brows, there is a secret hidden in the corner of her soft smile.

    Wen RuoHan takes her small, warm hand just as she reaches out for his. “Something is different about you this morning,” he says. “I came here at first light and, as I leave, I see the sun has risen anew.”

    Her lips purse as she fights back a broadening smile. “I have a surprise for you.”

    “Oh?” She has given him gifts before, from decorative kites to puzzles. Items one could pick up at a stall on the main roads in Nightless City, which means items he is not used to receiving as gifts, and certainly not ones he’d show off to his guests. So they play with these gifts together, just the two of them, and on those days it feels like the hollow might be filled one day.

    She makes a meaningful glance with her eyes at the crowd behind them. “Let’s have breakfast first,” she says, touching her stomach and squeezing his hand. “You must be hungry, and the surprise will keep.”

    #my writing#wen ruohan#madam wen #wrh x madam wen #asked from above #anon #i should number the madam wens i have running around in my thoughts #just so i can get them sorted lol #different ones on the timeline or different verses #also wrh and his relationship with taoism is really neat actually #me @ me go to bed
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  • songofclarity
    14.06.2021 - 4 days ago

    regal-shadow :

    The furniture in the jingshi was extremely simplistic, without any unnecessary belongings. On the accordion partition, there was a painting of drifting clouds, floating and morphing with its fine brushwork. A guqin table lay horizontally in front of it. On top of the three-legged incense stand in the corner, a hollowed out incense burner made of white jade emitted soft, lingering smoke, filling the whole room with the chilling scent of sandalwood.

    - Mo dao zu shi, chapter 11

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  • songofclarity
    14.06.2021 - 4 days ago

    wangji-string :

    Xue Yang + smoll braid

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  • songofclarity
    14.06.2021 - 4 days ago

    kekkstn:

    Sect Leaders Sangcheng for the soooooul

    #constipated lmao #they're so cute~ those expressions~ #sangcheng#fanart
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  • songofclarity
    14.06.2021 - 5 days ago
    Question:

    I offer Yao Miqiu. It’s the name I’m using and it is added bonus of the sheer humor of Wen Ruohan having to deal with Sect Leader Yao as his brother-in-law.


    Answer:

    Sect Leader Yao’s brother-in-law LMAO Although now that you mention it, Sect Leader Yao and that guest cultivator who dragged the past Sect Leader Nie to Wen RuoHan’s attention might be cut from the same cloth. Very quick to throw some damning accusations about a third party who is not present to defend themselves (although that isn’t exactly a Sect Leader Yao exclusive trait but shh lol).

    If you are already using that name for someone who is technically an OC, though, I would hesitate to do so as well if only because there might be little to no consistency in characterization!

    But I will accept the name just in case I do, if you’re still OK with it 🤭 Thank you!

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  • songofclarity
    14.06.2021 - 5 days ago
    Question:

    Omg ofc you can use Wen Lin as WRH's birth name if you want I'm so happy you like it that much❤️


    Answer:

    I do! Thank you, Anon! 🥰

    #asked from above #anon #now i just need names for his wife/wives #which really would be just drawing names out of a hat lol
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  • songofclarity
    13.06.2021 - 5 days ago
    Question:

    Have you ever thought of a birth name for WRH?

    I thought about Wen Lin (Lin 林 forest) because Wen Lin has a nice sound to it, also a-Lin and LinLin are cute nicknames and I like that lol but the main reason is in Wen Yuan's birth name Yuan 苑 means park and as a supporter of the a-yuan is WRH's son/grandson headcanon I think that's neat


    Answer:

    That is neat and you’re neat, Anon! I love that name and those nicknames are super cute! I’m always impressed with people who can come up with original names because I just flail pitifully at the prospect lol Now that you’ve shown it to me, I’d perhaps like to use the name in the future, if Anon is OK with that~!

    Because you got me even more curious, I gathered up all the other Wen family names which have me thinking some additional neat thoughts to add to Wen Lin!

    Cháo (晁) = morning, dawn
    Xù (旭) = dawn, rising sun
    Yuàn (苑) = park, garden
    Qíng (情) = sentiment, feeling
    Níng (宁) = peace, quietness/to pacify
    Qiónglín (琼林) = fine jade, beautiful + woods, forest (courtesy name)
    Lín (林) = woods, forest (new fanon!)
    Ruòhán (若寒) = as though + coldness (likely courtesy name)

    Wen Lin uses the the same Lín (林) as the one used in Wen Ning’s courtesy name, Wen Qiónglín! Which is also pretty neat! My understanding is that Chinese do not name children after family members, but it’s a courtesy name and the use of one character to create a new two-character name feels appropriate to me, from what I know.

    Plus! Considering Wen RuoHan’s main branch and Wen Qing’s side branch are distant genetically but familiarly close, it makes sense that this could happen? Wen Qing is brilliant and a fast favorite, but what of Wen Ning, who is so shy in front of an audience that his own talents end up overlooked? Considering he is given a few dozen subordinates (that’s 36+ people at least!) he’s not some forgotten Wen to Wen Qing’s stardom. Wen Ning doesn’t even spare a thought of potential retribution from Wen RuoHan for his actions in undermining Wen Chao (it’s Wen Chao that Wen Qing tells him to worry about).

    And I actually love the idea of Wen Ning being endeared to Wen RuoHan in this way, with perhaps Wen RuoHan’s favorite cousin (or even Wen RuoHan himself? lol) giving their son such a courtesy name associated with Wen RuoHan.

    Bringing this back to Wen RuoHan and Wen Yuan father/son association, however, Lin and Yuan for the forest and the park/garden feels very nice! Incredibly nice! Wen Xu and Wen Chao are so named when the Qishan Wen are reaching the height of their power and influence, thus they get very obvious and inspiring sun-related names.

    But one day both of these sons are gone, and by all means it is like the sun has fallen upon their family for their father.

    And yet it’s not the individual Wen that is meant to be the sun or the dawn, but rather the the Qishan Wen as a whole. The Sunshot Campaign never targets an individual Wen, but the Qishan Wen as a whole. The Qishan Wen Sect aspires to match the sun in radiance and longevity. What does the sun do? It brings light, gives warmth, and helps things grow.

    So Wen Lin, courtesy name RuoHan, literally returns to his grassy roots and names his child Wen Yuan. It is under the sun of the Qishan Wen, who are still believed to have a bright future despite everything, that the forest and the garden will continue to grow ☀️🌱

    (Disclaimer: I have only a simple grasp on the Chinese language, including the elegant method with which Chinese names are sometimes picked, so I am looking at these names on a purely aesthetic/I-have-a-dictionary-in-front-of-me basis. It’s all just in good fun but input and corrections are welcome!)

    #anon #asked from above #mdzs thoughts#wen ruohan#wen ning#wen yuan#qishan wen #should i use qishan wen or wen fam for their group tag #you all are making me feel like i'm a wen enthusiast blog lol #and like idk maybe i am #they are a very compelling family!
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  • songofclarity
    13.06.2021 - 5 days ago
    Question:

    Historical bookstore au? With ruojue if you still write that, please! 😊


    Answer:

    Historical bookstore~~

    (yeah, I still write and love them to bits, my mind just drift from one thing to another with the worst timing… I wanna sob)


    Not sure about what could be considered historical, but I’ve read that can involve pirates, so hopefully you won’t mind it? (I mean, it’s already historical in canon so… Weird.)

    During the many and long travels, the qishan, a huge ship, feared all over the seas and surrounded by mystery and fear, with a gold Phoenix flying in front of a red sun as a flag, stops in a little harbor with no particular reasons, the crew and the captain simply wanted to step down for a day or two.

    Captain Wen finds a tiny bookstore in an alleyway. He doesn’t really care for books, too busy with commanding the ship and his secret search for a mythical stone called Yin Metal, but it’s such a little place, and perhaps he can find some ancient books or maps there.

    It smell like ancient books too, he realizes when stepping inside, expecting probably an old man to welcome him or something. Definitely not the young one who very slowly lower a saber pointed at him.

    “trying to scare clients?” not that wen ruohan is scared, and the sword looks polished and fine enough.

    “not expecting clients. People keep away from here.”

    No wonder, if the welcome is a huge sword at their throat, wen ruohan is not “people”

    He starts looking around, scavenging between dusty books and paper, not finding anything for himself worth of buying but grabbing a medical textbook for wen Qing, just because now it seemed unpolite, even for a pirate to leave empty handed.

    “you have a ship, right?”

    The young man asks when he’s almost at the door. Yes, he has a ship indeed, and the best ship too.

    “I’m looking for my brother. He sailed off, one day, and never returned.”

    “and what will I have in return for taking you on my ship?”

    He didn’t step inside to do charity, in truth he doesn’t know why he stepped inside the bookstore, he felt… Like a pull.

    “it’s just a rock - the young man tosses him a sachet and indeed there’s a rock inside, shining red and pulsing. - people say it gives incredible powers to the one wielding it. I don’t care for power. I’m just looking for my brother.”

    Wen ruohan brings him on the qishan, keeps nie mingjue, that’s how he introduced himself, close, let him keep the big saber of his close too, and off they sail again, letting the glowing rock guide them, finally with a path toward his objective.

    He wasn’t supposed to fall in love with the obviously not pirate, but he’s a damn good fighter, and good looking too.

    And perhaps finding the yin metal pass becomes less important, or perhaps finding huaisang can take a little longer, mingjue likes the sea, he likes the fights, it almost feels like that’s the place he’s supposed to be instead of the one old, dusty bookstore in a gods forgotten harbor.

    Perhaps the sea had always called for him, perhaps the Phoenix over a red sun is not the omen people in the taverns whisper about in fear, And perhaps that little rock he thought nothing for his whole life, ever since his father left it to him, holds more power he ever realized. Perhaps sharing that power with the qishan captain is not that bad.

    For sure sharing a bed is not bad at all.

    #oooo!! such an interesting au! #nhs run off like he did in cql and nmj needing to go find him #pirates searching for the yin iron #(i tend to avert my gaze from cql-related fic but i am 👀 looking at this one!!!) #i am not the anon but it is an anon after my own heart ahaha #love the meeting in the bookshop 🥰 #nmj coming aboard the qishan #wrh falling in love with someone unexpected 🥰 #nmj finding a suitable place in the sun and on the sea 🥰🥰 #those last two lines!! 🥰🥰🥰 #ty for writing aki! #ruojue#fanfic#pirate au#historical au
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  • songofclarity
    13.06.2021 - 5 days ago
    Question:

    Please please more wen Yuan & wen ruohan father/son thoughts I absolutely love them 😭😭😭🙏🙏🙏


    Answer:

    Thank you, Anon! I love them, too 🥰

    Imagine Wen RuoHan relaxing in the garden with baby Wen Yuan lying on his chest, skin-to-skin for father/son bonding time. He gently rubs Wen Yuan’s back over the blanket keeping his little baby warm. Wen Yuan has that freshly bathed smell and his full stomach has put him straight to sleep. Wen RuoHan had watched Madam Wen hold Wen Yuan to her naked breast earlier, both of them as beautiful as can be, and now it’s his turn to hold their child. Madam Wen is reading poetry aloud for them both to enjoy while a musician plays the qin for extra ambiance.

    Everything is nice, everything is peaceful, and it’s a lovely day.

    Just outside the palace gate, his advisors are crying soft bureaucrat tears because they need Wen RuoHan to stamp some ordinances (just stamp! he doesn’t even have to read them! just agree like he always does!) and tell them what to do with some new prisoners, but Heaven Help Them if they interrupt…

    And that’s why it took Wen RuoHan forever to do anything during the Sunshot Campaign!

    Sunshot Campaign cold and hard.

    Baby soft and warm.

    #anon #asked from above #wen ruohan#wen yuan#qishan wen#mdzs thoughts #madam wen and baby wen yuan the true heroes of the SC lol
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  • songofclarity
    13.06.2021 - 5 days ago

    pa3-art:

    Baby’s first grayscale. The only thing that came out good was the hair

    #nie huaisang#fanart #he looks so lovely
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  • songofclarity
    13.06.2021 - 5 days ago
    Question:

    Im finally reading the book and was left crying my poor heart out after nmj qi deviation😭. Also, i love the little details wwx let us now about nmj, like how he considers him on the top3 most powerful people, there is mention on how nmj cultivation grows at a faster rate than most and how he is very tall (wwx remark on nmj long legs and his nice abs is something im not going to forget anytime soon😚). Im having so many feels right now. Specially because, even after everything, nmj is not allowed peace, stuck in a coffin with his murderer. 😢


    Answer:

    YAY, you finished it! The novel is the best and everything hurts so much more! 🥰 The set-up for Nie MingJue’s qi deviation is so much more terrible than what CQL did, there is really no comparison! Like in the novel Nie MingJue had that last chance to walk away but he STILL gave Jin GuangYao another chance. And then he was safe at home, for starters, and he was hosting a fun event, so things were starting to look up? He was still not on speaking terms with Nie HuaiSang but hey, Nie MingJue is truly getting along with Jin GuangYao at long last so maybe the Nie brothers just need time to cool off, too?? The Venerated Triad were looking their best and most brotherly! And then BAM, Jin GuangYao backstabs Nie MingJue again. 😭

    Although I realized I just

    You: this part made me cry!

    Me: You mean the part when [describes the part all over again] (LOL we’re all crying here now!!)

    Love Wei WuXian giving Nie MingJue his due as far as praising his body and strength goes 😌 Plus Nie MingJue speaks highly of Lan WangJi, so there are some good vibes going between them in general. It’s a shame that Wei WuXian and Nie MingJue never got to meet when they were both alive 😢 Nie MingJue never judged him for not carrying his sword or for using demonic cultivation instead, and Wei WuXian thought himself unbeatable so he’s not about to be afraid of Nie “might burst into flames if you so much as toss him a flower” MingJue, but MDZS really is a lesson on missed opportunities and going to the wrong people. Bless Wei WuXian for having eyes and using them to admire Nie MingJue lmao

    Although ngl, I would be surprised if Jin GuangYao is still in one piece in that coffin. Fierce Corpse Nie MingJue wasn’t exactly appeased when the lid came down, right? A broken neck doesn’t mean a stopped heart and Nie MingJue wanted him dead dead! Plus Nie MingJue is a big man and needs his elbow room 😤

    #asked from above #kitsune1818#mdzs thoughts #nmj & wwx #jgy vs nmj
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  • songofclarity
    13.06.2021 - 5 days ago

    theheartofthekoko :

    [id: five gifs from “The Untamed”, edited so that purple and green are the predominant colors. first, Wei Wuxian jumps up from a table to hide behind Nie Huaisang as Jiang Cheng chases him, with the text, “the circle”. second, Jiang Cheng yanks his arm out of Wei Wuxian’s grip who looks affronted and scoots closer to Nie Huaisang who is laughing at them. third, Nie Huaisang, Jiang Cheng, and Wei Wuxian fighting, before Lan Wangji comes in, back visible in the scene, and they all scramble to sit properly, with the text, “of stupidity”. fourth, Nie Huaisang pointing forward and smiling at Wei Wuxian who nods and creeps slowly forward while Jiang Cheng stands still between them, rolling his eyes when both of their backs are turned. fifth, Nie Huaisang holds up his fan to whisper to Wei Wuxian behind it as Jiang Cheng leans in on his other side, with the text, “is complete”. /end id]

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  • songofclarity
    12.06.2021 - 6 days ago

    What is the most majestic moment in the MDZS donghua and why is it when Nie MingJue is standing on a cliff

    #the king of hejian is RIGHT #mdzs thoughts#nie mingjue#mdzs donghua#donghua #my (minor) edit #i haven't used photoshop in over a year but nmj is worth it #mostly just sharpening and slight color adjustment #the light of heaven shining upon him is entirely canon lol #'nmj is standing on a cliff' thank goodness that isn't like #symbolism for anything that happens to him #please s3 donghua gives us more nmj in all his power!
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