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  • Wei Wuxian: When you become famous you’re called legend because your leg ends

    Jiang Cheng: That’s absurd. I doubt that’s the reason

    Wei Wuxian: Does your leg not end then?

    Jiang Cheng: It does but-

    Wei Wuxian: Then what’s the problem?

    #incorrect mo dao zu shi quotes #incorrect mdzs #mo dao su zhi #the grandmaster of demonic cultivation #the untamed#wei wuxian#wei ying#jiang wanyin#jiang cheng
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    modern dragon lwj au

    #mdzs#my art#lan wangji#lwj #mo dao zu shi #mdzs fanart#the untamed#cql #also skateboarders hot
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  • So, I finished The Untamed and ok ok I think I have collected most of my thoughts about it. (I’m late, so I guess these thoughts don’t really matter, but I wanted to put them somewhere and here seemed like the place.) SO here’s a post absolutely NO ONE WANTS and imma do it anyway cool cool.


    • Firstly: love. This entire show is about love. Obviously other things too ok I’m simplifying for the sake of my point. But importantly it is about love. The love for our families, found, made and blood. The love of soulmates, romantic and platonic. The love of humanity, of the people known and unknown, love for them purely because they are human and are therefore deserving of love. The love inherent in honour and duty, the sacrifices made for that love. Loving someone—bravely, in the face of every adversity, despite being told it’s wrong. Learning to be true to that love, learning to love faithfully, learning to love, to show love, to be loved.
    • Bless the tireless translators. Y’all. The work you do is often thankless but y’all are so valued. Thank you.
    • The music. I actually don’t have the words for this, I can only thank the composers and musicians for the gifts they have blessed us with. My heart my heart my heart.
    • The costumes, set, props and cinematography are all so exquisite. I’m not an expert in any of these fields but I can see the care and detail paid to each facet of this show. What an absolute visual joy. Stunning.


    And now, the characters.


    I’ll start with the ladies. They deserved so much more. We deserved to have more than just one by the end, but I understand this wasn’t their story (still hurts tho).

    • Jiang Yanli. Proof that kindness is powerful. Her heart holds entire worlds. She is not weak (don’t even try me I swear to the gods). She holds her family together. She takes care of her siblings. She feeds their bodies and their souls. WWX is right—JZX does not deserve her but that’s because nobody does. But Jiang Yanli deserves to be happy, therefore her marriage to the Flower Peacock is valid purely bc it makes her happy. She stands up for what’s right, she will not compromise her morals, she will defend her family to her last breath (and so she does💔). She does not harden herself, she does not have to. Her patience and kindness, her softness, her gentleness—things that are seen as weaknesses or inferiorities—are what put her above all around her. She is gracious, she is strong, she is loving, she is determined, she is brave. She deserved better.
    • Wen Qing. A queen. A powerhouse. The most brilliant mind. A lightning-quick and sharp-bladed tongue. She loves Wen Ning so much and her love is powerful, just as Jiang Yanli’s. Her dedication and devotion to her people, her true family, not just a name, is incredible, inspiring. Why? Because she’s not perfect. So she learns. She grows. She becomes herself. When she’s at the Burial Mounds, she essentially adopts WWX as another younger brother, caring for him because she knows he won’t care for himself, and she does so out of love and respect. But she never replaces Jiang Yanli. She is keenly aware of all she perceives WWX loses because he aids them. Hence the pivotal, crucial: I’m sorry and thank you. She walks to what she knows is her own death with her head held high and her hand in her brother’s, offering love and support and what protection she can to the end. She does not flinch. She does not bow. She fights with all of her and surrenders with grace not reflected by those she surrenders to. Honestly I could write an entire thesis on Wen Qing but I’ll cry too hard so I’ll just leave it here that she deserved better, she deserved to live, she deserved to be free.
    • Mian Mian. Mian motherfucking Mian. Here is a woman who stares injustice full in the face and says no fucking way, says over my dead body, says you and what army old man. Strips the robes of the hypocritical off her own damn body, throws them at the feet of a false god and walks out, back straight, head held high. She makes her own way in the world, carves out her own life, finds love and happiness and lives. She does not compromise. She does not bow. She fights and she wins and she is glorious. And she lives she lives she lives.
    • Yu ZiYuan. I may be in the minority here but that’s ok. No I don’t approve of her abuse, just gonna nip that one in the bud right out of the gate. Was she fair? No. Was she cruel? Yes. Was she an incredible fighter who fought for her family, for her home? Who showed raw courage and furious strength in the face of insurmountable odds? Who loved a man with her whole bitter heart, loved her children with that same fractured heart? Was clearly the subject of spiteful rumour and vicious gossip and did not let it defeat her? Refused to bow to anyone? I do not like her, do not like how her bitterness made her cruel. But seeing her wield her blade, take wound after wound, witness the death of her love, then take her own blade and rob the monsters invading her home of the satisfaction of taking her life, took her own life with her own hands because that’s how she did everything in her life so why the fuck wouldn’t she do it in death too, who crawled her way to the man she loved, laced their fingers together so he wouldn’t die alone, so they could both die held? How can I not respect her.

    Ok. The lads.

    • Jiang Cheng is a man-child idiot with the emotional expression range of a loquat, an inferiority complex the size of the moon and self-worth issues going back farther than the Big Bang, and I love him, ok? He loves so hard and so much and it is heartwrenching that he cannot communicate that. Some of his best moments are actually in the background, which is both funny and terribly sad. His rage is at times ridiculous, at times frustrating, at times all he has left, his joy is bright but brief, his grief is devastating. Watching JY greet WWX after the 3 months in the Burial Mounds. The entire temple scene. Crying on his knees. We were to be the Heroes of Yunmeng. Take care. Fuck me right in my feelings ok.
    • Wen Ning is so fucking precious and I would die for him for all eternity. What an absolute gift his character is. I honestly can’t write much more about him because I’ll cry. But special mentions to his interactions with A-Yuan/Lan SiZhui and the incredible scene where he reveals to Jiang Cheng the truth about his/WWX’s golden core. Unparalleled emotional intensity. The equal parts tenderness and fierceness of his love is breathtaking.

    And the loves.


    • Song Lan and Xiao Xingchen. There is a lot of tragedy in The Untamed. There is great sadness in the main plot line and even in the small side plots. The Ballad of Song Lan and Xian Xingchen (as it’s come to be known in my head) is for me the most devastating and poignant. They just wanted to do good, to wander the world together and do their part to make it a better and safer place. It’s noble, yes, but it’s also so human, so close to home. Because we all want that, to know that we can do some good before we leave this world. They do not want to be involved in the petty squabbles, the undignified and cruel vying for power and dominance. They simply want to live and be. The fact that both of their deaths are pointless, could have been avoided, are the faults of poor timing and terrible terrible luck and cruel turns fate is almost what makes it sadder. Xue Yang screams that XXC is not better than him, that his righteousness and the righteous way he has attempted to live his life is all for naught. And then he is immediately proven wrong—XXC’s heartbreak means he can’t become XY’s puppet. SL is free from XY’s control and avenges himself and XXC. Which is also somehow just as devastating. That XXC and SL were so close, so very close to being together, to living, to making it, but didn’t. Nothing grand or heroic about their deaths—just the unknown and unpredictable nature of life. There is no rhyme or reason, no big important plan, no fate or destiny. They both simply die as we all one day will. And it is their potential cut short, the love and life they could’ve had, that hurts the most. They are not Lan Zhan and Wei Ying: they do not get their second chance, their reunion, their happily ever after. The look shared between SL and LWJ—the shared grief, the recognition, the understanding—and LWJ’s brief and unelaborated-on comment to WWX ‘how fortunate’ speaks volumes. How fortunate you came back/I found you/that’s not us when it could’ve been. That final shot of SL walking away and the brief out-of-focus moment of XXC walking beside him—particularly when it’s echoed with the parallel of WWX and LWJ—chokes me every time.
    • Wei Ying and Lan Zhan. Soulmates in every sense of the word. Their song. Their bunnies. Their child. The years they were robbed of. The yearning. The pining. The loyalty. The growth. The love the love the love. The loss the loss the loss. Every Lan Zhan. Every Wei Ying. Every glance. Every soft breath. Every gentle touch. The tenderness. The intimacy. The quiet acceptance. Their love story is one of the ages and, on a personal note as a queer person, what a gift it is to see a queer love story like this. (even when censored as a bromance, which like I mean, they tried but the glances alone are +9000 gay pining but whatever and yes I am making a joke because I’m crying don’t look at me)

    TL;DR: I am so thankful The Untamed/CQL/MDZS and all of its adaptations (the source material included obvs) exists. I am so thankful to the writers, translators, casts, crews, creators. I am thankful for the community of fans that exist that love it as I do, who share that love and passion—whether through passionate discussion, rich fanfic or mind-blowing fanart. I am thankful I live in a time where content like this exists and can be shared. I learned a whole lot and I’m so grateful there aren’t even words. Love y’all. I’m gonna go be soft now. 💙

    #Bee gets real soft #Bee gets a little bit too deep into feelings #this is...long #long post #im so sorry #i just have... a lot of feelings #the untamed#CQL#MDZS#wangxian #lwj x wwx #this is a lot #im SOFT#DONT LOOK #yall can go ahead and ignore this whew #excuse me i need to go be soft #Bee maybe waxes poetic??? #bee watches the untamed #and cries#a lot #song lan x xiao xingchen #jiang yanli#wen qing#mian mian#jiang cheng#wen ning#yu ziyuan #tagged: and they were soulmates
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  • I might finally give in to temptation and watch the untamed. But it looks angsty and i cannot deal with angst 😭😭😭😭


    But it also looks SOOO GOOODDD

    #the untamed #ive been watching videos of them #and also the actors interviews
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  • I hurt my own feelings writing this XueXiao fic

    #xuexaio #yi city arc #yi city#the untamed #the untamed fanfic #mdzs fanfic#mdzs fic#mdzs fanfiction#mdzs #mo dao zu shi
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  • a cpop/kpop love song playlist to accompany sweet chaos by eachandeverydimension

    #playlist#the untamed #Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation #cql#wangxian#mine#sweet chaos
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  • flamboyant gays also deserve to be main characters and have their love story told as much as non flamboyant gays do, @ bls

    #2gether #2gether the series #my engineer #my engineer the series #yyy the series #where your eyes linger #why r u #why r u the series #theory of love #theory of love the series #dark blue kiss #dbk #dbk the series #mdzs#the untamed#cql#bl drama #thai bl drama #korean bl drama #chinese bl drama #(but not really because lgbt restrictions) #just tagging the dramas i've watched #feel free to add more on ur own tags
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  • Ships

    I’ve been procrastinating this for a month but whatever it’s 1 am I’m probably not coherent this is getting EDITED later

    Kk my general rule about shipping is that I’ll respect canon couples unless it’s like

    Unnamed wife

    Like fucking no thank you lol I hate writing OCs in fics but I’m rambling again

    k this is going to be all my fandoms because i still haven’t figured out linking to other posts

    bold are my OTPs atm

    ALSO idk the actual ship names for half of these so it isn’t going to make much sense just bear with me, whichever poor soul stumbles upon this post.

    Kingdom Hearts

    I’m like SO basic with this fandom, no rarepairs at all (I think)

    I don’t do many OT3s but

    1. SORIKAI (Sora/Riku/Kairi) gods i love the Destiny Islands trio fight me goddammit

    2. VanVen (Vanitas/Ventus) Vanitas haters can get off my dash lol

    3. AkiSai (Axel[Lea]/Saïx[Isa]) this was the first ship for me in the fandom considering I played KH2 first and I just…;-;

    4. TerrAqua! (Terra/Aqua{lol pretty obvious huh}) their dynamic is just so amazing goddammit also this is totally unrelated but if you ship Aqua with like everyone imma… uh idk but whatever

    5. RepliNami (Repliku/Naminé) lol I love the Lost Trio so much fight me (i said that too much today huh)

    6. ZeMyx (Zexion/Demyx) the capitalization for this ship trips me up forever and always and i couldn’t care less lmao

    6. Marluxia/Larxene haha i still haven’t figured out the ship name for them but bitches unite squad much? power couple

    7. RokuShi (Roxas/Xion) oh my god my brain didn’t function but they’re like my second favorite ship whoops 😅 but ye they’re just so cute

    8. StrifeHart (Cloud/Squall Leonhart) … technically this is FF but they hardly interact in Final Fantasy and ngl i ship their FF versions with the more traditional girls lol but their KH dynamic is pretty good also they look cute together

    Tolkien

    lol what is this fandom even called

    1. GlorThelion (Glorfindel/Ecthelion) this was my OTP when i first came into the fandom and i love them no less now, though a certain other ship won’t stop taking up braincells but ye i love these two and FoG being like the shortest thing ever is just so sad to me [ALSO i respect people who ship Glorestor but i REALLY do not see the point or understand, like Erestor is mentioned a grand total of twice lol]

    2. MaBeleg (Mablung/Beleg) i have no evidence to base this rarepair off of but it is that one ship i will not stop thinking about idk Beleg is just so pure*

    3. DaeMags (Daeron/Maglor) i just. musician vibe, man. also there’s a lot of angst involved in any relationship they have with each other and i love that [sorry not sorry]

    4. RussIngon (Maedhros/Fingon) might as well admit to shipping the largest ship in the fandom right after talking about my rarepair otp lol but yeahhhhhh they’re decently cute together <3

    5. Angbang (Sauron/Morgoth) what can i say

    6. SilverGifting (Celebrimbor/Annatar) i feel awful for them both but MAN poor Tyelpe… geez Ann you made a ring propose already

    7. Mairon/Eonwë NO i will not apologize for shipping Mai with all of them bc he’s just that cute

    8. ElronDuil (Thranduil/Elrond) uh yeah breaking my rule here [sorry Celebrían i love you though] but i came into the LotR fandom shipping this and… thinking back i have no idea why but who cares they’re fluff

    MDZS/CQL

    so i have mixed feelings about this fandom, a lot of the characters i ship with one char will also end up with another char in my head and it just makes sense fight me

    1. SongXiao (Song Lan/Xiao Xingchen) look i love them okay deal with it**

    2. SangCheng (Nie Huaisang/Jiang Cheng) i have no idea how this ship forced itself into my heart and i don’t care at all

    3. XiCheng (Lan Xichen/Jiang Cheng) eh i have mixed feelings about this but i do think there are parts that just make sense

    4. NieYao (Nie Mingjue/Jin Guangyao) haha can’t stop me they’re insane it’s great

    5. ZhuiLingYi (Lan Sizhui/Lan Jingyi/Jin Ling) one of the blessed OT3s ;-; god they’re cute

    6. ZhenLing (Ouyang Zizhen/Jin Ling) i mean it makes a LITTLE sense? anyway i ship ZhuiYi more then ZhuiLing or LingYi soooooooo

    7. ChengQing (Jiang Cheng/Wen Qing) again, mixed feelings. would be pretty damn tragic though ngl

    8. SangYu (Nie Huaisang/Mo Xuanyu) curse you for existing MXY ughhhh this ship gives me unnecessary feelings it’s not nice

    *i do not support whatever the Túrin/Beleg ship is called. I do not support Túrin Turambar in general, he killed the biggest cinnamon bun in this godforsaken world how dare he

    **i have similar feelings about XueXiao i just don’t like the ship feel free to continue shipping it but it makes me extremely uncomfortable so yeahhhhh

    Anywho that’s me, if you actually read this post I feel so sorry for you but it’s 2:17 am now (i spent really long on this while holding side-convos on discord) so my 2 braincells (actually 90% dedicated to fandoms) aren’t working very well lol.

    #kingdom hearts#tolkien#the silmarillion #the lord of the rings #mdzs#the untamed#my ships #THIS DID NOTHING AND I REGRET NOTHING #grace speaks #lol just rambling
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  • I always end up missing KAZE product updates but whenever I do remember to go back and see if there’s anything to add to my cart I find myself AMAZED always. You guys have probably seen this already but THIS POST IS ANOTHER ODE to KAZE and their really gorgeous MDZS products.

    I still blame (and am thankful for) @pumpkinpaix​ for igniting my love for KAZE products and also giving me the push to buy these things ;-;

    1. WangXian Candle Set with Metal Embellishments

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    2. WangXian Style Calligraphy Paper Sets

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    Cr: KAZE工作室 on Taobao

    #the untamed#wangxian#cql#mdzs #mo dao zu shi #mdzs merch #the untamed merch #I AM WEEPING #but also the candle set is soooo expensive?! #but soooo gorgeous?!
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    The Untamed Characters as Onion Headlines

    #the untamed memes #cql#cql memes#the onion #the onion headlines #the untamed
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  • as a concept wanxianyu is extremely funny to me bc it’s like “a gremling, a trickster god and a cryptid walk into a bar to either hold their alcohol horribly or handle their spicy food disturbingly fast just to fall in love”. it’s so endearingly stupid and I love it.

    #wangxianyu#the untamed#mdzs#cql #this ship is consuming me #mo dao zu shi
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    Narrator voice: It was not fine. 4/10

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    What do you do when a Beautiful Boy offers to carry you on his own back? There are No Rules For This. Quick, Tell Him He’s Boring and Flee. 3/10

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    Lan Wangji is so Panicked that his face does Several Movements at once. 2/10

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    Lan Wangji effortlessly glides in to be Extremely Disapproving of Wen Chao and Wang Lingjiao. How did he even Move like that? Carried in on a wave of Judgement. Let us all appreciate the Venom in those eyes, because Wen Chao certainly won’t bother to. 4/10

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    An all-out monster cave murder brawl with a bunch of armed soldiers is actually the most relaxing thing that has happened to him all day. 5.5/10

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    Lan Wangji cannot even begin to count the ways that Wei Wuxian holding Wen Chao hostage on top of a Mysterious Rock can go wrong. He is Stressed Out. 3/10

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    Everything has gone Very Wrong. Lan Wangji can’t even feel Vindicated about calling it. Mostly he’s just Suffering 1.5/10

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    Could there be anything Worse than Wei Wuxian Stealing his Headband? Lan Wangji Doesn’t Think So. 2/10

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    oh god oh no oh god 1/10

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    A brief respite, a little moment of relative peace. Wei Wuxian’s laugh and his smile are, of course, Totally Unrelated. 5/10

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    Lan Wangji doesn’t know how to handle this idiot. Wei Wuxian is a Mess. Lan Wangji is a Mess. He was Angry and now he is just Confused. Has he been putting out Hetero vibes this whole time? That doesn’t seem right. 3/10

    #lan wangji#the untamed#cql #the untamed memes #cql memes #lan wangji is having a very difficult week #seriously go back and watch him come to Mianmian's defence #i cannot emphasize enough how funny the little glide he does to get in front of her is #peacefulness average: 3/10
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