Status of Fan Fiction XXI

The last time I updated this was more than two years ago. I thought I need to bring this up again, despite having literally no progress at all for almost two years now. What happened? The crazy and/or dramas just kept piling up that I couldn’t catch a break to do it. Well, I did write a lot but I kept backspacing or just scratching it out altogether. To be totally honest, my focus for the past few years has been the three parts of Wan Xin Bang (萬心幫). It’s listed in the some of the other updates, but I pulled it in the fan fiction section because I was changing it around too much. When I’m finally done, like absolutely no more changing my mind about the plot, I will post it up. Yes, there are three parts of Wan Xin Bang. It’s also my first wuxia attempt ever so it’s really hard but also fun. I also ended up starting my second wuxia, which would also be having multiple parts, lol.

Anyway, getting back to this current update, the current total vote is 69.

Current Fan Fics:

Hide & Seek – 25 Votes – One vote up from last time YET I’m still not moving. Again, I’m trying to preserve some sort of light tone to it, even if some details are leaning toward a more serious route. I don’t want to end up killing some characters senselessly just to finish the story off. So yeah, sorry, but I’ll try somehow to finish it. It’s just hanging in limbo for now.

Honey In Tea – 9 Votes – One up from last time I updated. Once again, didn’t want to ruin it.

Payback – 3 Votes – Regarding this, I merged part 2 with part 1 so now there’s only 1 part, nice? Yes, hence the updated poster to include Dou Hua Mei. She will be an essential character, and that’s all I’m saying for now.

Stranded – 3 Votes – Totally scrapping it. Or more like some of the cast/characters and revamping it to make it my version. It’s not working out. Not to mention a tragedy happening at the beginning of last month also drove my decision.

The Business – 7 Votes – Will finish it. I actually like this one so I’m not giving up on it. It just needs time for me to not ruin it.

Upcoming Fan Fics:

I know it’s like ridiculous to still maintain this section when I’m up in my heads with lack of updates for all the others. Yet I’m just couldn’t help myself.

Slanted Thoughts 3 – Okay, I know. You’re all like: This thing needs a 3? Yes, it’s crazy. I actually thought of part 3 like two years back. It’s mostly the first chapter and notes. But I think it’s going to happen. But rest assured that like some of my past sagas, this will only be three parts.

The Dating Game 6 – I’m almost done with this. Just need a few more chapters. I actually want to do another read over to see if I should go with that route or backtrack. I might post it up to keep my lack of updates for fan fics less pathetic.

One-shots is now at 22. I’m not sure what I should be writing about, even if it’s just one-shots. I actually have some drawn up, but then ended up scrapping it, because of recent events, etc.

So overall, all I can say is I can’t promise anything regarding updates, considering how the craziness just keeps piling up. Now, I have other more pressing things in my life to take care of. Maybe when that front is more stable and I’m less stressed, updates will happen. If you haven’t noticed yet, I don’t want to get updates out for the sake of it.

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Ruby Lin’s 2018 Birthday

This was over a week ago but I got lazy and didn’t update. Anyway, it seemed like Ruby had a wonderful night with friends.

Aside from Melvin Sia and Tiffany Hsu from her The Way We Were gang, there was also Derek Chang and Greg Hsu from My Dear Boy. Regretfully, Jason Zou wasn’t there. But Ruby did call Alec Su out on it in her tags, lol. What was a good bonus for fans was Wallace’s appearance. But I don’t know why people are surprised, because they’re married. Wallace always make time for his loved ones.

*All images were from Ruby’s Facebook page

Top 50 Actors of 2017

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Once again, here’s the list of the most popular people based on searches on Weibo.

Translations:

1. Hu Ge / Hồ Ca

2. Lu Han / Lộc Hàm

3. Yang Yang / Dương Dương

4. Li Yi Feng / Lý Dịch Phong

5. Jin Dong / Cận Đông

6. Wang Kai / Vương Khải

7. William Chan / Trần Vỹ Đình

8. Chen Xiao / Trần Hiểu

9. Wang Jun Kai / Vương Tuấn Khải

10. Allen Ren / Nhậm Gia Luân

11. Zhang Yi Shan / Trương Nhứt Sơn

12. Lay Zhang Yi Xing / Trương Nghệ Hưng

13. Mark Chao / Triệu Hựu Đình

14. Jackson Yee / Dịch Dương Thiên Tỉ

15. Kenny Lin Geng Xin / Lâm Canh Tân

16. Wu Lei / Ngô Lỗi

17. Peter Sheng / Thịnh Nhứt Luân

18. Michael Chen He / Trần Hách

19. Xue Zhi Qian / Tuyết Chi Khiêm

20. Roy Wang / Vương Nguyên

21. Luo Jin / La Tấn

22. Joe Xu Hai Qiao / Từ Hải Kiều

23. Ray Ma Tian Yu / Mã Thiên Vũ

24. Wallace Chung / Chung Hán Lương

25. Ma Ke / Mã Khả

26. Vin Zhang / Trương Bân Bân

27. Zhu Ya Wen / Chu Á Văn

28. Lu Yi / Lục Nghị

29. Hawick Lau / Lưu Khải Uy

30. Wallace Huo / Hoắc Kiến Hoa

31. Qin Jun Jie / Tần Tuấn Kiệt

32. Deng Chao / Đặng Siêu

33. Zhang Ruo Yun / Trương Nhược Quân

34. Cheney Chen Xue Dong / Trần Học Đông

35. Shawn Dou / Đậu Kiêu

36. Neo Hou / Hầu Minh Hạo

37. Jiang Jin Fu / Tưởng Kình Phu

38. Deng Lun / Đặng Luân

39. Zhang Han / Trương Hàn

40. Alan Yu / Vu Mông Lung

41. Huang Xiao Ming / Huỳnh Hiểu Minh

42. Zhang Jia Yi / Trương Gia Trạch

43. Huang Xuan / Huỳnh Hiên

44. Wu Xiu Bo / Ngô Tú Ba

45. Huang Zi Tao / Hoàng Tử Thao

46. Li Chen / Lý Thần

47. Bai Jing Ting / Bạch Kính Đình

48. Zhang Yi / Trương Trạch

49. Yu He Wei / Vu Hoà Vỹ

50. Liu Hao Ran / Lưu Hạo Nhiên

Year 2017 in Recap

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When I thought that 2016 was a terrible year for me, I was wrong. 2017 continued to tank to a new level of crappiness. There were many frustrating things–one after another. It was like when I asked, “How much worse could 2017 be?”, it was like a challenge to the universe. So stuff happening in real life obviously affected how much time I have for this blog or attempted to keep some sort of activity. I did better than last year regarding updates, but that was a lot of effort, because I’m still way behind on some news that I wanted to talk about. Yet no time or more like didn’t feel like it at the moment. I continued to get drained to another level that I thought might not be possible–like several days before. Then the pattern just repeat itself at different intervals. I think somewhere along the way, I ended up revamping my blog by getting rid of the too random posts. Like those general update ones. Although my blog already is random on many levels, but I didn’t want to just post for the sake of placeholders too much. Anyway, here are some stats for this year.

Total Posts in 2017: 155 (11.7% of all time).
January: 18 (% of the year)
February: 10 (%)
March: 21 (%)
April: 20 (%)
May: 11 (%)
June: 18 (%)
July: 6 (%)
August: 4 (%)
September: 20 (%)
October: 14 (%)
November: 9 (%)
December: 4 (%)

Books Reviews: Sad, because I actually read a bit this year but didn’t feel like doing reviews for some of them. Maybe I’ll go back to do them later.

Movies + TV Series Reviews/Episode Summaries:

Fan Fiction: Complete failure–unlike what I promised last year about getting  things done. I started looking over some of the fan fics again and managed to get going on some, but I can’t promise on how fast it would be rolled out. I’ll get it out when I’m happy with what I wrote.

Songs Translations: I used “You’re Always Beautiful” to start the year, thinking that if I continue to retain some sense of positiveness, somehow things will get better. But it didn’t. Anyway, how was this year regarding translations? I didn’t realize I was that productive. Mostly, I tried to push the majority of 183 Club’s songs out.

Chinese:

Vietnamese:

I didn’t want to do this update like I said last year. However, I felt like I needed to persuade myself to continue on. Not to mention, I want to keep some sort of teeny, tiny bit of hope that 2018 will actually be better. So we’ll see, right?

The Handsomest Men of the (Ancient) World

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I just stumbled upon this MV and couldn’t help but share. (Click here for the original on Weibo and here for Vietnamese subs of the song.) The song is Zhang Jie’s “Tian Xia”. I used Ken’s picture because that was where I first saw the video being share.

Anyway, did you see your favorites in here?