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  1. Public Bookmark 17

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    14 May 2021

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    Two geniuses in a radish field start brainstorming how to make things better and events cascade from there, largely unintentionally.

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    13 May 2021

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    Sun Tzu said, "Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak." Wei WuXian had been one of the top ranked young masters of his generation. He was extremely well educated.

    When the invasion came, resentful energy swirled and bodies fell like rain, and no one counted, no one pretended to care about the individuals. The final explosion that killed the Yiling Patriarch destroyed his body utterly, and with his destruction, the wards that had made the land habitable for the Wen remnants disappeared as well. Wei WuXian had been the only person to survive being cast into the burial mounds and he was the only reason that others had survived entering it as well. With his death, even his killers were forced to flee.

    They retreated and celebrated their great success, and no one went back to the burial mounds.

    "No one" in this case, included A-Yuan as a child and all of his relatives who had hidden in Yiling village for the duration of the invasion. "No one" included the Yiling Patriarch who had a mountain of corpses available to him, to create a battle and lose it utterly so that he would never be attacked again.

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    13 May 2021

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    Time travel from the outsider perspective mostly looks like you somehow missed *a lot* of character and relationship development.

    AKA, that time sixteen-year-old Wei WuXian showed up at Cloud Recesses, took one look at Lan WangJi and declared, "That's my future husband!" ... and Lan WangJi said, "Mm"

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    13 May 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 84

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    There’s a scar on the boy's forehead in the shape of a lightning bolt. The skin is irritated and red, like it was freshly carved into his skin. She swallows and crouches down. The boy (Harry -- Harry Potter, oh gods) looks back at her, frightened, alone, put outside the bedroom like unwanted trash.

    “Mama?” he says, lower lip wobbling. She shakes her head. His breath catches as he whimpers, “Dada? Paddy?”

    “No, Harry,” she says gently. She reaches out and pulls him into her lap where Dudley is now sleeping. “I’m your aunt, your mother’s sister.” She swallows again. “Your Aunt Petunia.”

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    13 May 2021

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