disscussion of weight, Chinese actors
I know the idol/actor industry makes you control your eating and weight to a fucked-up degree and that is true of alllll of them, but god looking at Liu Haikuan is just. *drags hands down face*
It looks wrong. For his body to be that thin. I can just hear it crying for calories. IT WANTS TO HAVE HIPS. I cannot enjoy any publicity he does where I can see below his shoulders because of it. Please just let the man eat.
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But look. The point of Xiao Xingchen is that he believes is justice, and doing good more than anything else. And that never wavers. His struggle is in figuring out how, in a world where trying only ever seems to make things worse.
okay honestly I had a lot to say here but I'm making myself sad because I love him so much. But god. look. Every person matters to him. Every death Xue Yang was responsible for matters to him. He will never willingly turn a blind eye.
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Moreover, I think it's worth looking at Wangxian, Xiyao, and XiaoXue (I know that's not the order we usually see but bear with me) in terms of.... PARALLELS
Specifically, as three different ways of dealing with "I'm in love with a man who does crimes"
Wangji goes full "I don't care about morality I just want to be with Wei Ying"
Xichen avoids dealing with it; he'll turn a blind eye as long as he can, until finally his hand is forced.
@ljwrites arguably it's an *internal* force but like... I agree I also dislike it. But is it *fair* to dislike it because there are mines, even if the mines aren't tripped? And, again, this could be me reading an interpretation I don't like into a work that doesn't actually contain it!!! So I'm just ??? but actually !!!
Like if I felt confident she meant it that way I could just be like "given that we do not, in fact, have body-switching technology, it does not really matter" and move on
But. The not being sure. It drives me BANANAS. Am I reading into something that wasn't intended? Is there a good reason for me to hate this implication? Does it matter? WHAT WAS THE GOAL HERE
@Satsuma Sure I guess but if that's what I'm doing I want to *know* that's what I'm doing.
@Satsuma this fills me with rage
@ljwrites Even if she did I don't know that I'd believe she meant it in anything beyond the most basic "I don't want you to be mad at me and thus I wish I hadn't said it" way.
I just love you guys so much!!! Out here making the world a better place!!! By having "weird" kinks!!!!
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