It’s been quite long since the last time I was this fascinated by a non-gray character. Fan Xian was sharp, kind, just, but also utterly unpredictable. It’s often difficult to comprehend his plan because his mind has already jumped several steps ahead and he acted with motivations that so unheard of in that era. At first, I only pegged it as the result of the modern values he believed in, but I realized that’s not always the case. I’m still not sure if it was because he had been dying once in his previous life that he could be this unfazed when confronted with assassination attempt.

Or probably it’s simply because he was such a troll that he could act like this in a very serious situation. Sometimes, it’s almost like he treated this world and his existence here as something not quite real. And as usual with him, it was both soberingly sad and absurdly funny to come to that realization.

For a guy who only ever wanted to live a simple and happy life, he attracted tons of attention from many different people with much higher standing. It probably started because of the unwanted position the emperor put him in. But each and every choice he took to stop himself from being used as a pawn for power only enamored these people even more. I mean, it takes guts to boldly refuse to kneel in front of imperial decree like this (and the fact that he did that so casually still left me slack-jawed). And those important people must know that Fan Xian was either very stupid or very dangerous to try to “force” the Emperor’s hand regarding that matter.

#JoyOfLife

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    Good question to raise as there’s an important reason why these higher-up people are going easy on him. If he was someone different than what he is now, he would have been killed eons ago :))

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    I’ve noticed he is very blasΓ© towards the emperor or really any authority. He very rarely bows to anyone, which makes me think it’s because of his modern sensibilities. It certainly makes him a unique and fun character 😆

    I’m heading to my moms for the weekend to continue watching this with her and my little brother (we are up to ep 19). We are all quite liking it 😁

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