Was I the only one who took the first episode stating actually two of our employees at SID are a snake and a cat to mean the random iguana in the background was at some point going to be a plot relevant character
Love + Familiarity
1. 镇魂 Guardian episode 35 // 2. 時間飛行 ▹ 白宇 & 朱一龙 // 3. I loved you before I was born ▹ Li Young-lee // 4. ハウルの動く城 Howl’s Moving Castle (2001) dir. Hayao Miyazaki // 5. 陈情令 The Untamed episode 2 // 6. 前前前世 ▹ RADWIMPS // 7. Art of Style: Jean Cocteau // 8. ノンファンタジー Non-Fantasy ▹ Honeyworks ft. Lip×Lip (CV: Uchiyama Kouki; CV: Shimazaki Nobunaga) // 9. You Had Me at Hello ▹ Mhairi McFarlane // 10. 僕の名前を ▹ back number // 11. 镇魂 Guardian episode 35 // 12. 君の名は。 Your Name. (2016) dir. Makoto Shinkai // 13. F. Scott Fitzgerald // 14. Friedrich Nietzsche // 15. 镇魂 Guardian episode 1
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[ID: A compilation of gifs, screencaps, quotes, and poetry.
First gif shows Shen Wei and Zhao Yunlan in the wormhole. Shen Wei is teary-eyed while he tells Zhao Yunlan, “I looked for you for 10000 years.” Zhao Yunlan stares at him in shock. Shen Wei continues, “Finally, I’ve found you.”
Second image: 别放弃我们的坚定 / 命运依旧会有意义 / 经过多少练习才会重燃这一颗心 / 我停留在这里等你的消息 / 永远不说放弃 / 跨越时间一起飞行 / 跨越时间我在原地 the translation is written underneath: Don’t give up on our resolve, / fate will still have its meaning. / How much practice is needed to rekindle this heart? / I will stop here waiting for news of you, / never giving up. / Across time, we’ll fly together. / Across time, here I’ll remain.
I loved you before I was born. / It doesn't make sense, I know. / I saw your eyes before I had eyes to see. / And I've lived longing / for your every look ever since. / That longing entered time as this body. / And the longing grew as this body waxed. / And the longing grows as the body wanes. / The longing will outlive this body. / I loved you before I was born. / It doesn't make sense, I know. / Long before eternity, I caught a glimpse / of your neck and shoulders, your ankles and toes. / And I've been lonely for you from that instant. / That loneliness appeared on earth as this body. / And my share of time has been nothing / but your name outrunning my ever saying it clearly. / Your face fleeing my ever / kissing it firmly once on the mouth. / In longing, I am most myself, rapt, / my lamp mortal, my light / hidden and singing. / I give you my blank heart. / Please write on it / what you wish.
やぁ！ ごめんごめん、 探したよ。/ There you are, sweetheart. Sorry I'm late, I was looking everywhere for you.
3rd & 4th image are gifs which show Wei Wuxian playing the flute when he bumps into Lan Wangji, who grips his wrist. They stare at each other for a long time.
5th image: 遥か昔から知る その声に / 生まれてはじめて 何を言えばいい？ / 君の前前前世から僕は 君を探しはじめたよ / そのぶきっちょな笑い方をめがけて やってきたんだよ / 君が全然全部なくなって チリヂリになったって / もう迷わない また１から探しはじめるさ / むしろ0から また宇宙をはじめてみようか the translation is writte next to it: To that voice I've known since so long ago, / What should I say as my first words? / I've been searching for you since your past-past-past life / Setting my sights on that awkward laugh, I made it to where I am now. / Even if you were to completely disappear and all of you is torn to pieces, / I'll never lose my way again - I'd just start searching for you from step 1 again / Or maybe we can start the whole universe again from zero
I didn’t meet him, I recognized him
僕ら恋する 何十年何百年でも / ひかれ合うんだよ まるで魔法のように / 出会う前から探していたよ君を / 引きさかれたって愛でつながってる translation is next to it: The 10s and 100s of years we're in love / we're attracted to each other as if by magic. / I've been searching for you since before we met. / Even if torn apart, we're connected by love.
It's pathetic, I knew I did from that first moment we met. It was... not love at first sight exactly, but - familiarity. Like: oh, hello, it's you. It's going to be you.
最初から知ってたみたいに / 僕の痛いところを / 見つけて手をあててくるから / 君はきっと未来から来たんだろう translation is written underneath: as if you've always known / what my weaknesses are / you easily noticed and took care of them / you must surely come from the future
6th image is a gif of Shen Wei in his Hai Pao Shi robes and Zhao Yunlan as Kunlun. Zhao Yunlan taps Shen Wei’s shoulder, who looks unimpressed and slightly annoyed, while calling out, “Hey!” He looks expectantly at Shen Wei. Shen Wei, non-plussed, stares at Zhao Yunlan for a while before asking, “You are?” Zhao Yunlan pouts in surprise, then replies, “What, don’t recognize me already?”
7th image: 4 screencaps of Kimi no Na Wa/Your Name. Taka looks out of a train window, shocked, at Mitsuha. Mitsuha has the same expression of astonishment and recognition on her face. They are on trains heading in opposite directions, so Mitsuha is smaller in the next screencap. The final screencap is a blue sky with some clouds and a lens flare. The subtitles read: “I was always searching... searching... for someone!”
two souls are sometimes created together and in love before they're born
I love you. I feel as though we were never strangers, you and I, not even for a moment.
8th-10th images are gifs depicting Shen Wei and Zhao Yunlan on the Dragon City University campus. The background is edited so the trees are all pink instead of green. Zhao Yunlan has a lollipop in his mouth; Shen Wei is listening attentively to what he’s saying. “To tell you the truth, I really don’t know why every time I see you, I feel a sense of kinship.” He is gesturing with his hands as he’s saying this, as if searching for the right words, then ends it with pointing at Shen Wei. Shen Wei just stares back evenly, a slight smile playing on his lips. Zhao Yunlan smiles back, the lollipop in his mouth pressed against his cheek. Still smiling, Shen Wei ventures, “Who knows... Maybe we have met before.” Zhao Yunlan keeps staring at Shen Wei, who looks back earnestly. The moment is broken when Zhao Yunlan breaks eye contact by closing his eyes and turns his head away, laughing. A look of hurt flashes across Shen Wei’s face.
an introduction to Guardian (2018)
Kunlun Jun | 昆仑君
Art for i don’t remember us falling in love as part of the Zhenhun BigBang 2020
“It was a pity he would never see him again”
The Ghost King and The Mountain Saint
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Houseki no Kuni AU! Ye Zun
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Ghost King | 鬼王
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Zhanhun Shi | 斩魂使
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We don't give Shen Wei enough shit for falling into the "Being an immortal non-human entity means I'm allowed to watch people sleep" trope, even tho he is an absolutely egregious example and doesn't even try to hide that he does it
I can't believe I just lost 20 minutes of my life trying to find who Cang Laoshi and Lanlan are on Baidu only to find out they are nicknames of two Japanese p*rn actresses. I really hope I didn't misunderstand what Priest is talking about.
And all of this only to say that Zhao Yunlan is unexpectedly an expert of chinese classics.