Censorship, Sexuality, and Intimacy: Appreciating the Chinese Drama “CQL”

I'm going to talk about sex, sexuality, and censorship. These are sensitive topics for a lot of people. Because of that, I want to make clear three things before we begin: I ship my ships regardless of their sexuality. Just making sure I say it clearly since I'm discussing positively a piece of media that … Continue reading Censorship, Sexuality, and Intimacy: Appreciating the Chinese Drama “CQL”

Welcome to the Fandom!—CQL 陈情令 The Untamed Watch Order

Welcome to… The Black Parade! No, I’m kidding... The Untamed! 陈情令! CQL! The fandom is a fun place to be, but it can be fraught with peril! Be aware of problematic fan art! Appreciate that MDZS and CQL are different (and CQL is better *wink*)! Go ham! You: MDZS? CQL? Me: LMNOP!!!You: ...Me: Yes, I … Continue reading Welcome to the Fandom!—CQL 陈情令 The Untamed Watch Order

Favorite Book/Movie/Season (30 Day Fandom [CQL] Challenge, Day 6)

CQL ONLY HAS ONE SEASON! ...but it's 50 episodes long. I'm just going to ramble about the associated media. In addition to the normal edition (hehe, that's funny), there's a special edition of "The Untamed" that is 30 episodes shorter than the original and really only focuses on the relationship between Lan Wanji and Wei … Continue reading Favorite Book/Movie/Season (30 Day Fandom [CQL] Challenge, Day 6)

Favorite Friendship (30 Day Fandom [CQL] Challenge, Day 5)

I really like the friendship between the "junior quartet," whose members include Lan Sizhui, Lan Jingyi, Jin Ling, and Ouyang Zizhen. You'll often hear jokes about them sharing a brain cell, but the truth of the matter is, this posse is a forever bestie squad. They balance and compliment each other brilliantly. You have in … Continue reading Favorite Friendship (30 Day Fandom [CQL] Challenge, Day 5)

NOTP (30 Day Fandom [CQL] Challenge, Day 4)

It's not technically incest, but it's still so very wrong. *The usual disclaimer applies; I'm pants at "favorites." Please just assume that, sometimes, my "favorites" are simply one of a few (or even several) options that I may like.*Further disclaimer applies: If you don't know what CQL is, please watch this and educate yourself because … Continue reading NOTP (30 Day Fandom [CQL] Challenge, Day 4)

OTP (30 Day Fandom [CQL] Challenge, Day 3)

These two characters who never even hold hands have more intimacy than most married people. Their love is cannon, understated, and so unconditional. *The usual disclaimer applies; I'm pants at "favorites." Please just assume that, sometimes, my "favorites" are simply one of a few (or even several) options that I may like.*Further disclaimer applies: If … Continue reading OTP (30 Day Fandom [CQL] Challenge, Day 3)

Least Favorite Character (30 Day Fandom [CQL] Challenge, Day 2)

This prompt wasn't hard at all. *The usual disclaimer applies; I'm pants at "favorites." Please just assume that, sometimes, my "favorites" are simply one of a few (or even several) options that I may like.*Further disclaimer applies: If you don't know what CQL is, please watch this and educate yourself because it's glorious. And it … Continue reading Least Favorite Character (30 Day Fandom [CQL] Challenge, Day 2)

Favorite Character (30 Day Fandom [CQL] Challenge, Day 1)

If this challenge ends in even one reader giving CQL (aka "The Untamed") a shot, I'll be so excited. *The usual disclaimer applies; I'm pants at "favorites." Please just assume that, sometimes, my "favorites" are simply one of a few (or even several) options that I may like.*Further disclaimer applies: If you don't know what … Continue reading Favorite Character (30 Day Fandom [CQL] Challenge, Day 1)

Feat. a Character from Your Previously Favorite Fandom (30 Day Character Challenge, Day 2)

I mean, we're not talking Harry Potter, right? No? Anime only? I thought so. In any case, if you remember my disclaimer on the last post, I couldn't consider the Yuri!!! On Ice FANDOM as a favorite fandom because, while I adore YOI, the FANDOM has perverted my pure and fluffy ship all to the … Continue reading Feat. a Character from Your Previously Favorite Fandom (30 Day Character Challenge, Day 2)

Feat. a Character from Your Currently Favorite Fandom (30 Day Character Challenge, Day 1)

Onward toward new adventure! The challenge awaits! (*^3^)/~♡ I hate to start this challenge off with a highly expected ramble, but I think we'll all agree that my favorite anime fandom is that of Hakuouki*. (Admittedly, this fandom is far too small.) However, though there are many characters that I could feature, my experiences playing … Continue reading Feat. a Character from Your Currently Favorite Fandom (30 Day Character Challenge, Day 1)