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    A close rewatching/analysis of all 50 episodes of The Untamed, with heaps of images and around a 50-50 mix of angst and laughs.

    Major focuses of my analysis are: 1. Lan Wangji and Wei Wuxian's relationship and how it drives their development as individuals, 2. Wei Wuxian and Jiang Cheng's relationship and family dynamic, 3. trauma and how it affects people & relationships, and 4. how are all of these people so pretty, just look at them, they are all so fucking pretty, oh my god

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    22 Jan 2023

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    With an almost trance-like detachment, Wei Wuxian touched his own neck, his fingers skimming over the fresh mark. The bite wound had stopped bleeding, although he had no doubts it would open again if agitated.

    Bonded.

    He was bonded for life.

    "Shit," he whispered. He looked over at the sleeping form of Lan Wangji—the Second Prince of Gusu and, until his brother was found, the sole heir to the throne. "Oh, shit. Lan Qiren is going to kill me."

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    Lan Wangji goes into a fevered rut and accidentally bonds with Wei Wuxian. When they next meet, he remembers none of it, and Wei Wuxian is determined to keep the bond a secret—even when he's sent to the Cloud Recesses to be a consort in Lan Wangji's harem.

    (tl;dr concubine!wwx is already married to emperor!lwj, who has no idea. drama ensues.)

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    03 Feb 2022

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    I don't even like Omegaverse yet - this is SO good.

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    “Wei Ying,” Lan Wangji says again. His blood is buzzing in his ears, a rush like the ocean and maybe, terrifyingly, like hope. “What did you think I meant?”

    “I thought,” says Wei Ying. He falters. “I thought,” he says, unblinking, still staring at Lan Wangji’s shoulder, “that you meant. You. You and me.”

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    25 Jan 2022

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    He startles, glancing around. Wei Wuxian had just been right beside him. They hadn’t been speaking, after Wei Wuxian’s few abortive attempts at making conversation. Because Jiang Cheng hadn’t wanted to speak to him. He never wants to speak to him, ever again, because walking alongside Wei Wuxian, being on a night hunt with him— it’s too much. Even if he no longer wants Wei Wuxian dead, how can participate in these farces? How can he get so close to the thing he wants, only to remember he’ll never have it? He can’t let Wei Wuxian make casual conversation. He can’t allow him to weasel his way back into Jiang Cheng’s good graces, his heart. Because Jiang Cheng won’t survive it. He knows this very well.

    What starts as a simple competition during a night hunt quickly spirals out of control, leaving Jiang Cheng to confront his fears, his feelings, his inadequacies, and Wei Wuxian.

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    23 Jan 2022

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    Before him, Jiang Wanyin stares at him as if he had just spoken profanely, and his mouth is slightly agape when he pushes himself out of his seat. What follows, unsurprisingly, is anger. “You wouldn’t dare,” he hisses. When Lan Wangji is about to state that he certainly would, Jiang Wanyin continues, “If such a thing were to happen, you can ask him the right way, or not at all!”

    He blinks.

    Then, he feels his ears start burning.

    Ignoring the elevated pace at which his heart thumps against his chest, he takes his indignation and pours it into the gaze he levels Jiang Wanyin with. “As a disciple—”

    “No,” is the brusque interruption. “If he is to be a disciple, it will be of the Jiang sect, where he belongs.”


    When minor clans put forth a petition to the Chief Cultivator to deliver the Yiling Laozu to be tried for his continued demonic cultivation activity—with a not-so-friendly addition that demands verification for Lady Jiang’s resurrection—Jiang Cheng and Lan Wangji butt heads over how best to protect Wei Wuxian from such unwanted accusations.

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    21 Jan 2022