old ways

how often
does a human
attempt at invisibility
attempt at transparency
fall into the uncanny valley


anonymous asked:

eh you want the focus off jian yi ? the focus last arc was on tianshan and I'm really curious about jian yi's family, I don't get why everyone's so negative when the arc has just started. I get that it's been rushed and a lil confusing but I think it will be really good... not trying to anger anyone with this, I hope you get where I'm coming from. Really love your blog btw!

aah, I guess I didn’t explain myself, since I wanted to keep it brief. I did, however, mention about keeping him as the center, so I’m not saying Old Xian should just drop him and show us other characters instead. no, don’t take me wrong, I’m actually happy that we finally got to see something (not enough tho) about his relationship with his mother, since it was never properly explored (until now?).

by slightly shifting the focus I meant that it would be nice if it weren’t just about Jian Yi. there are many characters involved in this arc that we don’t know much about, or nothing at all. for example, his father; what’s up with him, what kind of business is he involved in, what’s his relationship with Jian Yi, what was all that?? also, some information about He Cheng would be greatly appreciated. so, you get my point.

well, I admit I’m a bit afraid that Old Xian will deal poorly with this kidnapping, though I don’t want to sound so negative about it, sorry for that. it’s not the first time Old Xian delivers something and then leaves it unresolved. and it just seems to me like this arc is such a great opportunity to deepen the plot and explore relationships we don’t know so much about! I agree with you, there’s actually a lot of potential in this arc!! so yeah, sorry if I made it sound that way, like I’m not interested in Jian Yi’s situation or something like that. aah honestly, these days I’m on an objective ground and my ideas keep changing, because I feel like Old Xian is really, really teasing us, which can get frustrating after some time. I guess it’s a mix of ‘maybe I will get disappointed’ and ‘maybe I will get surprised’. 

thanks for sharing this with me and sorry again if I sounded negative, hope this cleared up the little misunderstanding! I’m glad you like my blog, although these days I haven’t been around so much, so hearing this sure makes me happy. have a great day, anon!


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