Alternate Universe - Historical, Courtship
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noun. (fencing) The action of two fencers coming into bodily contact with one another
Wei Wuxian arrives at court looking for a suitable match. The Second Prince of Gusu is not looking for anything at all.
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dream of a funeral; hear of a marriage by defractum is just 💯💯💯💯😘😘😘😘✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️ i really love it when the authors characterisations of lan wangji and wei wuxian align with mine!!
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defractum replied to your post: I binged the first two seasons of Haikyuu on...
asldkfjalf omg i LOVE haikyuu and it has such great rewatchability value :D :D
I still have only watched the first two seasons and I’m too lazy to hunt down 3 and 4 and the OVA lololol I have my usual go-to site but I just spent two whole days so I might have a break before I continue...
(but yes, omg. THEY ARE ALL MY CHAOTIC CHILDREN. I LOVE THEM.)
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defractum replied to your post “Jonny looking good and smiley makes me think of pat realizing he’s in...”
you just volunteered to write this, right?
Aaaaaaaah yes I really just did that didn’t I
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I'm a sucker for imperial AUs and read all the chapters last night (plus the one just now) and ugh I am so invested. LWJ completely flustered, just wants to be left alone, bless him ;_____;
!!!!!!!!!!!! i’m glad you like it, when this thing started it was supposed to be wwx-centric but then it took off in the lan direction so i’m always relieved when people enjoy their POVs
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defractum replied to your post: I find it interesting that almost all English fics...
I think also bc found family is such a big thing in western fic, and the ‘found family’ that WWX creates for himself through the show is a big draw for people - whereas going off to live with people who aren’t your family/instead of your family is sooooo unfathomable for many asians
Ahh yeah the ‘found family’ dynamic is rarely portrayed in the same way in Chinese fics compared to English. Like, WWX would run off and build a life with Wen Ning and Wen Qing away from the Jiangs (who are also a ‘found family’ for him), but their relationships are still portrayed as very distinct from biological familial relationships. They’ll call each other things like Qing-jie or Wei-ge (as good friends would), but never jiejie or gege.
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"Do yourself a favour and stop loving me" for wangxian? Pleeeease? I love the angst!! 😁
smart as a rule, but rather a fool (7986 words) by besanii
Fandom: 魔道祖师 - 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī - Mòxiāng Tóngxiù
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Lán Zhàn | Lán Wàngjī/Wèi Yīng | Wèi Wúxiàn
Characters: Wèi Yīng | Wèi Wúxiàn, Lán Zhàn | Lán Wàngjī, Sū Shè | Sū Mǐnshàn, Xuē Yáng | Xuē Chéngměi, Luó "Mián Mián" Qīngyáng
Additional Tags: Spies & Secret Agents, Alternate Universe - James Bond Fusion, Hurt/Comfort, Developing Relationship, Love Confessions, Minor Violence
Series: Part 2 of burning up a sun (just to say goodbye)
“Oh, we don’t want anything from you, Double-Oh Four,” Gravedigger says. “All you need to do is wait here quietly and don’t kick up a fuss. If you’re lucky, you might just make it out alive.”
They had lured him here as bait. But for what? Or whom? Who could they possibly want to threaten that would require him as bait? The agency? No, Double-Ohs and agents are expendable, it’s part of their job—so it must be personal. But who—
“Oh,” he breathes, eyes opening in realisation. “Hanguang-jun. You’re after Hanguang-jun.”
[READ ON AO3]
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defractum replied to your post “it’s nights like tonight that i wish kink memes were a bigger slice of...”
hardcore mood. more specifically, ten thousand prompts to choose from but zero pressure to fill any one in particular...
seriously though! *sighs forlornly* i spent so many hours pouring over various fandoms’ kink memes. it used to be so much fun!
defractum replied to your post “ugh time to start outlining the fic nobody but me is ever gonna want”
Wait come back tell me more
Ha, okay! So I’ve been stewing for, like, half a year about the parallels between Wei Wuxian and Jin Guangyao and how they’re kind of... two sides of one coin? They’ve both got strained relationships with their family in which they are barely tolerated by parental figures, etc. etc. and come to be scorned in various ways by the cultivation world at large for reasons that are, to varying degrees, their fault, blah blah blah.
So anyway, I’ve been haunted by the thought of them actually spending time together and what that might look like and I came to the conclusion that I really wanted to see what Jin Guangyao would do if he ended up in Lotus Pier where he might still face people being jerks about his parentage, but might end up bonding with Wei Wuxian, who’d probably come to his defense a lot and charm offense his way into a friendship with Jin Guangyao, cue feelings on his part and obliviousness (and feelings) on Wei Wuxian’s, who I think could maybe use a relationship with another person in Lotus Pier that isn’t quite as fraught as the one he shares with Jiang Cheng and Jiang Yanli.
Then Wei Wuxian (and maybe Jin Guangyao, idk, mixing canons a bit here, though I was thinking this would fit better in mdzs than cql) goes to Cloud Recesses and wangxian goes the way it goes there, but with the added complication of an ambiguous relationship between Jin Guangyao and Wei Wuxian so there’s more painful pining on Lan Wangji’s part, painful pining on Jin Guangyao’s part, and dumbass confused pining on Wei Wuxian’s part.
Wei Wuxian still ends up dying and then suddenly there are two men in the world who know what it’s like to love and lose Wei Wuxian instead of just one and then that’s a mess, too, and then who knows? Not me, because that’s the point at which I get stumped.
That was so tl;dr. I’m very sorry, I just have a lot of feelings about messy relationships involving Wei Wuxian. T_T
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defractum replied to your post “sometimes i get disappointed when i’m not on a rec list for reasons i...”
oh absolute mood, but also i am literally always disappointed i'm not on a rec list EVEN if i have not ever written a fic on the theme of the list??
i’m about 6 months away from seeing a rec list from a fandom i’m not even in and being like “oh no :( i’m not on there”
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asdfghjklkjhghjklalskj HI I LOVE YOU okay probably a bit much - I'm absolutely obsessed with your fic i swim in hollow lakes
Ahhhhh, thank you so much. That means a lot to me. <3 <3 <3
defractum replied to your post “I just was rereading your wolfverse fics (7th time? Idk they’re my...”
I found this unreasonably funny. Like 'I am Jack's raging bile duct'; 'I am Patrick's gay urge'
Hahahaha I am now imagining a terrible/wonderful/hilarious story written from the POV of Patrick’s gay urge, which is just so frustrated with him for never licking Jonny’s neck when it wants him to...
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@defractum @nyquildriver @navigatingrealities thank u for validating me..... I did in fact cancel on her bc Wow there’s no way I’m dating someone who says the problem with millennials is that they care about social justice
also hey as uk people can you guys confirm that the conservative party here does in fact also suck bc she very much tried to tell me that no they’re good actually and nothing at all like american conservatives
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defractum replied to your post: there’s someone out there on ao3 with no fics and...
i see that sometimes too and it drives me crazy! i don’t need to know you thought it was mediocre???? just move the f on???
people who interact with any fic that they didn’t like owe me $50 :)
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defractum replied to your post “aftgremix: Hi everyone! Hope your remixing has been going well. This...”
I have not EVEN STARTED YET LMAO (it’s gonna be fine don’t worry)
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defractum replied to your post “currently on hiatus" "i'm doing big bang" ��”
For the anon: the two aren’t mutually exclusive??? You can be too busy to update stuff and still working on stuff...?
facts!!! anon your premise is flawed
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tofnew replied to your post “i'm not "bothering" you about updating cartographer in the world, i...”
how they worded that was very.....very rude. im so sorry that they approached this way towards you. you're right--it IS a hobby and your mental and physical health is much more important. take all the time that you need, okay? i appreciate you so much as a person and admire you and i want everything to go okay in your life �� we will continue to patiently wait
defractum replied to your post “i'm not "bothering" you about updating cartographer in the world, i...”
OP, that is 100% what bothering looks like. Please take whatever time you need, and please don't feel guilty if you do think you need to stop writing this. <33333
Thank you so much. I appreciate you both, you two are lovely <333
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@defractum replied to your post: save me from recipes titled “asian style” and just...
garnished with spring onions and bean sprouts
ughhhh so accurate ughhhhhhh
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@defractum replied to your post “can you post some of your jerejean fic?”
'You are a Trojan' *cries*
the whole fic is just that conversation over and over bc everyone in this fandom is sentimental and i want to make u all cry
Hi, can I ask about your policy of not posting Riko/Kevin fic on a tumblr titled 'AFTG Fic Library'? I'm looking at your profile, and it says 'Just read an amazing fic and want to recommend it to others? Leave an ask and we'll post it here.' It doesn't specify pairing and as someone who very much believes in YKINMKATO and championing all pairings regardless of whether or not I personally ship them, I think that's a very disingenuous URL to have if you're only posting a certain subsect of fic.
Hi, of course. So for pairings we will recommend all pairings, as in Andrew/Neil, Jeremy/Jean, Allison/Renee, Neil/Jean, etc. And while I (or any other staff member current or future) may not ship it, we will still rec it.
What I have drawn a line for the blog is Riko/Kevin, Andrew/Drake, Jean/Riko, where it shows these pairings in a positive light and romanticises a relationship between a character and a canon abuser. The same will go for incest, extremely large age gaps, and adult/child relationships.
If it is mentioned in the story, we will still include it as long as it doesn’t romanticise it. As there will be fics that mention past Riko/Kevin or Neil/Riko etc, we won’t not rec them as long as they don’t romanticise an abusive relationship.
I completely understand if that isn’t what you want, but this is my blog (with the help of the staff) and those are just the boundaries I have created for it.
I hope you can understand where I’m coming from, and I’m not just trying to section of a pairing because it’s ‘not my otp’ or anything like that, but rather just a blog that doesn’t feel comfortable sharing any fics that could potentially romanticise an unhealthy relationship.
If you have any other questions or issues, please feel free to send me another ask. I hope you have a good new year and that has clarified any issues.- Fall
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