hes-still-hot

My continuing adventures through Nirvana in Fire, somewhere around a dozen episodes idk.

I’M JUST GONNA LAY ON THE FLOOR AND HAVE FEELINGS FOR AWHILE BECAUSE:

- Mei Changsu’s entire conversation with the old master who was a friend/brother (?) of his teacher, but COULDN’T TELL HIM WHO HE WAS.

Then Mei Changsu’s entire conversation with Marquis Yan, who wanted to kill the Emperor because of everything that happened, but MCS COULDN’T TELL HIM WHO HE WAS.

I mean, thank god Nihaung figured it out because I NEEDED SOMEONE TO KNOW and also those scenes were really powerful and I totally love their relationship and their feelings for each other, but they still don’t have that same raw weight of feelings that I get with Mei Changsu and Jingyan.

- Prince Yu continues to be hot, even if I know he’s not a good person.  HE’S STILL HOT.

- I appreciate Yujin’s character more, especially since he just has a feeling that Mei Changsu isn’t really helping Prince Yu.

- I WATCHED FOUR EPISODES TODAY AND IT IS VERY HARD TO GET ANYTHING ELSE DONE.

-  I really loved that Nihaung figured it out, that her instincts are really good and she’s shown to be super smart and insightful, rather than just an accidental discovery.  She really has been treated super well by the narrative for that! And Mei Changsu really does deserve to have SOMEONE know, for SOMEONE to see him as who he really is, when he has to hide from so many others and not be able to share that pain with anyone else.

I kinda wanted to smack Marquis Yan, but only because he ignored his son and ignored what would happen if he killed the Emperor, like he would have fucked over Yujin’s life completely, but I also really felt for him because he lost so much.  The woman he loved, his sister (sort of), the Emperor he gave everything for, his dear friend and that friend’s entire family….  I loved that moment of “I’m glad that he tried to do that, even though I’m glad he didn’t succeed, too.”  It’s such a complicated feeling and the show definitely got it right.