he/she lesbians (beefleaf)
he/she lesbians (beefleaf)
me: squeezes every beefleaf mention in the book like a lemon
I’d imagine that, in the ten years pre-canon, Beefleaf had less occasion to see each other because He Xuan had to pretend to be somewhere undercover as the Earth Master had been sent to spy on Hua Cheng. In this period, Shi Qingxuan was still going out with a lot of friends, while He Xuan had little occasion to see him. I think that contributed to strain their relationship further in combination with He Xuan discovering about their fates.
In fact, you can see how He Xuan is jealous of Shi Qingxuan’s friends in at least two moments.
First when he tells him:
Later, He Xuan decides to scare Shi Qingxuan with the Reverend of Empty Words while the latter is out drinking with some other friends:
Which, in my opinion, speaks of jealousy.
So I personally think we can infer that these two reasons (the undercover mission and the discovery about their fates) made the reader meet Beefleaf at a low in their friendship and that many of their interactions are shaped by that low.
Also considering that it’s canon compliant for He Xuan’s negation of their best friendship to be recent, as I talked about here.
HOW DID NOBODY TELL ME THAT THE TGCF DRAMA CAST WAS CONFIRMED?!?! WE’RE GETTING A LIVE ACTION! THEY’RE FILMING!!
I love how the actor for Hua Cheng looks. Wish Song Jiyang had gotten the role of Xie Lian (I will forever feel robbed) but I’m excited for the confirmed actor! I’m just happy we’re getting the live action.
I did not know what this Ming Yi's shovel was like, so I imagined a modern shovel and it was funny when reading the novel, until I saw a post of a photo of the real shovel, Ming Yi's shovel...oh!
I can't believe how in tgcf hualian keeps exhanging spiritual power like THAT
and then when it's beefleaf's turn he xuan gives some to sqx with a big ass bitch slap
i had fallen asleep without posting my new beefleaf fic
i posted it now here but that’s all the introduction i have the wakefulness to do now
tomorrow a proper post
Beauties at the beach
soulmate AU where they have their names on each other’s body:
- shi qingxuan’s name is “he xuan”, but he doesn’t know who he xuan is, he loves ming yi
- he xuan’s name is “shi qingxuan”, but he loves the wind master, who is shi qingxuan using a name he had first adopted to fool the reverend of empty words
Because of their dates, Ming Yi and Hua Cheng went on an outing together after being established as enemies and their dates where like “well, we guess they are good boys, nothing suspicious about them having already forgotten about their their conflict”
i’m sure the stupidest thing shi qingxuan has ever said to “ming yi” was “is it not nice for us to love (爱) each other like special someones even if we are just best friends? does it even matter if we don’t have special someones when we have each other?” and he xuan has had to put up with this (shi qingxuan’s denial) for centuries
warriors beefleaf version
oh yeah my greatest honour, turning my fav character into a horse-
the kelpie is a mythical shapeshifter horse that haunts the waters and drowns it’s victims so yeah kelpie au lol
Consider this my manifestation for many many more donghua seasons and Japanese adaptations of TGCF.
I was thinking of these two for the male forms of the two characters, but I think it would be awesome if they retained the same seiyuus for their female forms as well. Especially as these two have the vocal ranges to pull it off!
First of all, here are their grossly simplified resumes.
Because Feng Shi is annoying but sweet, generous and sociable, kind-hearted and callous, temperamental but just, we're therefore looking for a Kimura Ryouhei voice that is somewhere squarely in the middle of these three characters:
- (Top) the annoying, superficial, gossipy, prideful, but also extremely talented & hard-working, inspiring, competitive, caring, and funny pretty-boy, Kise Ryouta from Kuroko's Basketball
- (Left) the malicious, volatile, effeminate, split-personality, villianous character, Swamp Demon from Demon Slayer
- (Right) the responsible, respectable, decent, upright, outstanding, not afraid of crying, handsome war general type, Izunokami Kanesada from Touken Ranbu. He would be the ideal martial god in TGCF
There's a lot to go into about Ming Yi/He Xuan, but he generally behaves as subdued, stand-offish, and quick-tempered man. We're looking for a NamiD voice that has the intimidating presence of the scary looking guy on the right, and yet also sounds reminiscent of the pretty boy in the middle. Here's the breakdown of the three characters:
- (Middle) the annoying, superficial, gossipy, prideful, but also extremely talented & hard-working, inspiring, competitive, caring, and funny pretty-boy, Oikawa Tooru from Haikyuu
- (Right) the dogged, meticulous, monotonous, intimidating, stand-offish, nihilistic, bat-vampire antagonist Ulquiorra Cifer from Bleach
- (Left) the quick-tempered and crazy perfectionist bladesmith Haganezuka from Demon Slayer. This guy is here just to give an idea of NamiD's range
The take-away is that Kimura Ryohei and NamiD have similar sounding voices. It's how they got casted as Kise and Oikawa respectively, whose superficial personalities are identical to Shi Qingxuan's. These three even have similar supporting characters written around them - those that amicably tolerate and/or see the humor in their antics, those that scold them for their shit, and those that single them out as rivals and competition.
In addition to the roles that I highlighed, here's a clip from a seiyuu event (for Collar X Malice) generously translated with English subtitles on youtube, where you can catch Kimura and Namikawa chatting.
A pair of characters are usually as different and complementary as possible. Such pairs tend to enjoy great longevity.
It's much rarer that a pair is written to be similar. An example from recent anime that comes to mind is these two from Demon Slayer:
Two boys, Tanjiro and Sabito. Both are at identical stages in their lives, of similar size and age, have the same potential and ambition, and are both the most talented students of a famed Water Master who lives on a mountain. They're so similar that there would be moot point in depicting Tanrjio's tutelage under the Water Master after sharing Sabito's, because their character development - in respect to this particular chapter of the story - was identical.
There's no meaning in telling two versions of the same story unless to make a point about the one specific thing that separates the two from each other.
In their case, a single misstep in a fight took Sabito's life, bringing all of his dreams and hopes to an abrupt end. Tanjiro, who faces off against the same foe years later, paralleled Sabito, but manages to emerge victorious.
Tanijro lives. Sabito... rests in peace.
Their actors? Hanae Natsuki and Kaji Yuki, who both have high-pitched and youthful voices, and so are often casted as the teenage protagonists in shounen animes - such as Tokyo Ghoul and Attack on Titan respectively. This is something that both actors are personally aware of, with Hanae even sharing how he'd been told in the early days of his career that he should aspire towards Kaji Yuki as a voice actor.
How much of a voice actor nut are you? Does it add on to your experience if you recognize a name from a different show? Do you recall their previous roles as you watch their current projects?
For some reason, thinking about performances in association with an actor's resume is something I always do in the back of my mind. For example, we have Suwabe Junichi dubbing Pei Ming in TGCF, yet another example of god-tier casting in this series. I first discovered Suwabe from his performance as hot, crazy and wild bad boy Grimmjow in Bleach; he's also since portrayed flawless boyfriend type Victor from Yuri on Ice, and sleep-deprived passive-aggressive homeroom teacher Aizawa in My Hero Academia. It enhances my experience of media consumption to have knowledge of his repertoire in the back of my head, so much so that my brain managed to conjure up Suwabe's low, husky voice in every scenario that Pei Ming appeared in, despite the fact that I was reading the books in Mandarin Chinese.
It's this meta level of fun that makes me look forward to the appearance of SQX and HX - I mean Ming Yi - in the Japanese dub. If you noticed, the show released casting information on secondary characters Pei Ming, Pei Xiu and Banyue just prior to the series launch, but didn't provide any information at all on these two - dare I say - highly anticipated characters in particular.
What makes SQX and HX's relationship so fun and twisty is that they are practically identical. That is the entire reason as to how Shi Wudu swapped their destinies in the first place. While their similarities isn't obvious on first glance, or even in this season of the donghua, there's nothing stopping the production team from laying hints with some... Insidiously clever voice actor casting.
If you're not as much of a fan of Kise and Oikawa as I am, this fancast is probably going to mean a lot less to you then it does to me.
If you're familiar with Oikawa but haven't heard of Kise, I hereby beseech you to check him out. You'll like Kuroko's Basketball very easily if you like Haikyuu. Both are hit sports anime series from Shonen Jump, dealing with similar themes of the individuals that make teams that play the sport.
As for why SQX is going to Kimura as opposed to Namikawa, apart from my understanding of their vocal ranges (see above), I also simply imagine that Kimura's tearful, desperate and nasally apologies would be as much of a treat as the undercurrent of spite-filled, vengeful rage in Namikawa's voice... come that scene.
I mean, if they can tap Kamiya and Fukuyama for the leads, surely they can afford a couple more prolific voices for the secondary characters!
This fic fill what's left from He Xuan and Shi Qingxuan. The only proper ending for them.
I'm grateful that I find this
Also, He Xuan delaying his revenge because now he is Shi Qingxuan "best friend" 🍖🍃
You can find them pretty easily by typing tgcf charms on etsy. There's a bunch more too!!