Thanks to qikiqtarjuaq I got my hands on the complete series of 0.5 diors, which Bai Yu apparently likes to pretend doesn’t exist. There are no English subs (yet, apparently qikiqtarjuaq will post a Bai Yu cut in the next month or so), but I couldn’t resist and put this together for my own amusement.
As far as I gather, Bai Yu plays a dorky straight guy named You Dongdong, who keeps ending up in compromising positions with his boss – a situation not helped by their coworkers having dirty minds and shipping the hell out of them.
First of all, I decided to use my free time to finally move my recs blog from Tumblr – I’d moved there after Delicious, but ever since the tag cloud script broke last year, it’s become impossible to navigate. So my recs collection (started in 2015) is hosted on recs.fandomish.net – but you can still follow it all over the place: Tumblr | Twitter | RSS (including a Dreamwidth feed) | ActivityPub (as email@example.com)
Talking ActivityPub – I’d been quite frustrated that it wouldn’t work for my hub here. Today I finally figured out that it was because the WP install was in a subfolder instead of on its own domain. So I moved shirasade.net/me to me.shirasade.net, and now you can find me in the Fediverse as firstname.lastname@example.org.
And last but not least: Today, I finally watched another episode of Guardian – I still can’t handle it in large doses, I’m waaaay too emotionally invested, the feels are killing me. So naturally I liveblogged episode 20:
Only managed to watch one episode of Guardian today, because I came home late, but this show just continues giving me so much joy! This ep in particular was rather good for the secondary ship of Brother Chu and Little Guo, who got some very nice moments.
Also watched the first episode of last year’s The First, because I love near-future space exploration. But it was canceled, so I’m not sure if I’ll continue, since series 1 ends before they even get to Mars. Also, not the biggest Sean Penn fan.
If you’re into Mars stuff, I can recommend the National Geographic Mars series – half present-day documentary, half drama about Mars colonization. I think at least the first season is on Netflix.
But on to my Masto livesquee about episode 18 of Guardian…
Because apparently #guardian isn’t enough, I’ve been checking out a few other movies & tv shows while doing other stuff today (sth I can’t with Guardian)… I didn’t get far into the “A Discovery of Witches” book for some reason (although it’s technically still on my “currently reading” list), but the tv show has a few things going for it – like Alex Kingston (River Song! as a lesbian witch!) and Matthew Goode. 🙂
Okay, time for some more Guardian… Extensive liveblog of episodes 16-17 under the spoiler cut:
A gender-affirming fairy tale. Originally a Romanian folktale translated and adapted into French as “Jouvencelle/Jouvenceau” by Jules Brun, translated and adapted into English as “The Girl Who Pretended to Be a Boy” by Leonora Blanche Alleyne, gently adapted into the 21st century by Paul B. Sturtevant. Find out more about it in our article, “A Transgender Fairy Tale”. Once upon a time there lived an emperor who was …
This adaptation is awesome! The article about the original version is also very interesting.
I “only” watched three episodes today (13-15) – but what episodes! I honestly thought I’d die at times, they were so glorious (and unbelievable). *g*
And in between I sat down and drabbled, because that’s what happens when a ship eats my brain. It’s only 250 words, I’m not confident to write a full-length fic in this fandom (yet), and only spoils the very first episode a little bit.
Not Guardian fic, though, I wouldn’t dare quite yet. 🙂
However, with the help of writingstreak.io (which is currently down for me) I’ve written at least a couple hundred words each day, enabling me to finish the next chapter of my Jalec vampire academy!AU: Prince & Guardian – Chapter 3
And then of course there’s Guardian. I’ve reached episode 12, and somehow the show just keeps getting slashier and slashier. I honestly can’t with these two!
Copying my squee for episodes 9-12 over from Masto, which originally directed at asya (SPOILER warning):
Seriously, it’s 100% fanfic come to life. There is no heterosexual explanation for pretty much anything to do with Shen Wei and Zhao Yunlun. The glances! The taking care of each other! The half-hidden smiles! Mild spoilers for ep 8 below…