After seeing this back and forth, analysis posts began to spring up one after another.
Many versions of the dramatic imagined love-hate relationship between Ruan Tian and Shen Shu were compiled.
Eventually, a moderator who was sick of dealing with threads talking about Ruan Tian and Shen Shu all night got fed up and directly created one giant megathread for all these speculators to use to discuss among themselves.
【Timeline Analysis Post:
It is known that Ruan Tian began to pursue Shen Shu when she was in high school. Then, when they turned 20 years old, the two married for some unknown reason. There was no wedding or celebration to speak of, and for the next two years they never so much as appeared in the same frame. Then, this year, they officially divorced.
After the divorce, Ruan Tian made remarks that she would never be willing to remarry. For some reason, Shen Shu followed her on Weibo, but then immediately afterward both of Ruan Tian’s accounts unfollowed Shen Shu.
Thus, we can only wonder, what is the situation between them now? 】
1L: It’s just the typical ‘You used to ignore me, now you’ve changed your mind, but I’ve already let go’ type story.
2L: No no no, this is clearly the path toward the broken mirror being made whole and remarriage, just like you see in those CEO romance novels.
3L: They should be in love.
4L: As expected, Ruan Tian and Shen Shu are the only real CP, all other CPs are just a mirage. I love this sort of plot hehehehe.
5L: This plotline of falling in love, then turning against one another and fighting a hundred rounds, and then falling in love again is really killing me. When will they get back together?
6L: Sigh, I’ve followed Ruan Tian’s alternate account since two years ago and I even secretly rooted for her. But who would have thought that in real life the couple is so distant they don’t even have a single photo together. 【BrokenHeart.jpg】 【BrokenHeart.jpg】【BrokenHeart.jpg】
7L: Ruan Tian, come and teach me how to catch a man. You are so good with men, this little sister wants to learn.
8L: Men are all just puppies in front of Sister Tian. But I guess that this dog man must have hurt Sister Tian a bit deeply, or else the gentle Sister Tian would never be so ruthless.
As long as the main characters were a handsome man and a beautiful woman, the netizens were eager to pair them together.
Thus, even though the CP fans arrived a little late, the megathread created by the moderator still managed to climb into the top 100 ranking that night. (tlnote: I translated ‘超话’ as ‘megathread’ which is a bit off, but basically these are a feature that Weibo introduced and they are like big central comment threads that are mainly for celebrity matters and that have a ranking)
Meanwhile, Ruan Tian’s fans didn’t buy Shen Shu’s ‘reformation’ at all. After all, she had already been the wife of the CEO of Huanshi Entertainment for so long but there never seemed to be any benefit, right? After all, hadn’t Ruan Tian always been going around everywhere working random small roles for so long? Wasn’t it clear that he had just been a bully?
But now Shen Shu wanted to come back and eat from the pasture he discarded? No way! (tl note: The idiom is ‘回头草’ (literally) pasture left behind. Meaning: something you have discarded or rejected)
It would be more realistic for him to eat shit!
The filming for ‘Destined Immortals’ was moving at quite a fast pace, to the point that it could be considered a bit rushed. After all, this production could be considered the biggest costume drama being made this year, but after taking four months to shoot and adding in the time for post-production editing, it would take until at least the end of the year to see the finished product, so everyone was eager to finish filming even one day sooner.
Thanks to that, ‘Destined Immortals’ could only fight for this year’s winter box office, but the production still had grand ambitions of becoming a dark horse and shooting to the top at that time.
As the female lead, Ruan Tian would shoot no less than six scenes a day. Her workload was staggering to the point that would lean on Jiang Lili’s shoulders for support and she was reciting lines even in her dreams.
Jiang Lili could only watch from the side as Ruan Tian got thinner and thinner, helpless to do anything but try to persuade her friend to eat more.
Fortunately, Ruan Tian was fairly popular among the crew and got along well with all of her fellow actors.
Even Shao Chengyue seemed to have put down his frosty noble aura and would take the initiative to chat with her from time to time when there was a break.
One night Shao Chengyue had discovered that, unexpectedly, the medicine Ruan Tian gave him last time was very useful.
He hadn’t had any expectations for it but had decided to try it out one night with the mentality of ‘just trying it out’. Then, after steeping it in a tea cup and drinking it, he had fallen into a dreamless sleep and somehow managed to sleep the whole night through, only waking up at 8 a.m. the next morning.
Shao Chengyue hadn’t slept so well for a long time. When he was younger, he had been kidnapped, and he had seen terrible things happen to his classmates who had been kidnapped alongside him.
After that, he had always been plagued by nightmares.
Whenever he closed his eyes, he would see the puddles of dripping blood in that dingy warehouse, and the severed hands and feet that had been chopped off. (tl note: wtf)
Shao Chengyue had gone to many psychologists and had been prescribed various sleep aids, but in the end the effects had always been subpar.
tl begging corner: