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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:50 am

"I feel very strongly about this," Laurie laughed.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:15 am

He crossed his arms and pouted. “Fine, then. Let’s listen to something from them and I’ll tell you if I like it.” There were music shops around.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:23 am

"Nope. I'm not even giving you the opportunity." Laurie smirked.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:28 am

Qingying added a frown to his pout.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:34 am

"So pouty," Laurie grinned.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:03 am

He stuck his lips out like a fish. -3-

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:23 pm

"I'm sure Brandt has a secret stash somewhere," Laurie rifled through the dresser and yanked out a CD, making a face at it. "S Club Seven, Brandt, really? Good god."

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:42 pm

Qingying floated over to look at it over his shoulder.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:50 pm

Laurie gave a faux-shudder. "That's going straight in the burn pile."

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:55 pm

“But what happens when he finds the residue?”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:56 pm

"He's grateful that I saved him from eternal misery."

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:58 pm

“It’s not good to burn that,” he said, shaking his head, and before Laurie could raise it, added, “No, don’t waste magic on that. Let’s hear it!”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:59 pm

"nO," Laurie's eyes widened. "I'm saving you from life as a cultureless heathen."

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:03 pm

Excuuse me.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:05 pm

"Yeah, excuuuse you."

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:31 pm

“I am no heathen. A mere bunny is telling me this.”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:34 pm

"A bunny is telling you you have to listen to the world's cringiest band?"

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:35 pm

“Laurie the bunny is calling me a heathen.”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:37 pm

"What. What?" Laurie blinked. Yeah, no, he didn't understand it the second time.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:41 pm

“1987,” he said, lifting one hand, “rabbit Chinese zodiac,” he said, lifting the other, so that his palms were like scales.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:42 pm

"Oh. Really? What's the rabbit mean? What's yours?"

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:29 pm

Qingying listed an outline of the range of personality traits for the rabbit zodiac, such as being sensitive, family-oriented, stubborn, and conservative. Like with many other ‘personality traits’, some fit an individual, others didn’t.
“Mine is a snake,” Qingying said, and spoke of traits as well, such as calmness, self-confidence, and tendency to be suspicious or materialistic. Like with most things, Qingying went into as much detail on the zodiacs as Laurie's interest desired.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:31 pm

Laurie was definitely interested and asked loads of questions related to how the Zodiac was applied and what it meant to a person's life, to which Qingying was equipped to provide long, detailed answers. "That's pretty cool," he smiled. "Obviously the rabbit sounds like the best one," he added dryly. "What's Mahra's?"

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:02 pm

“Also rabbit! The zodiac changes on the date of the Lunar New Year (you may know this as Chinese New Year). Lunar New Year changes every year because Chinese use the cycles of the moon as a month – see, why it’s called lunar - so each new year always starts on a new moon. This means the zodiac changes as well. Therefore, for people born in January and February, they should check whether their birthdate was before, on, or after the Lunar New Year of that particular year.

For Mahra, his birthday is February 13th, 1988. In 1988, the Lunar New Year was on February 17th. If he was born on the 16th, then his zodiac would still be the same as yours! If he was born on, or after the Lunar New Year, his zodiac would be Dragon. As he was born before it, his zodiac is rabbit.

All methods of divination take the zodiac from the Lunar New Year, except the Eight Characters method (or, the Four Pillars of Destiny, as an example of one of the other names). A year is split into 24 solar terms; the beginning of a solar term marks an astrological or natural phenomenon, such as 'Lichun', the beginning of spring, or 'Lidong', the beginning of winter. The Eight Characters method take the zodiac from Lichun. If a birthday falls on, or between Lichun and the Lunar New Year, then the zodiac of the current year is used (rather than the zodiac coming in the immediate future). So, in Mahra's case, as Lichun fell on February 4th in 1988, his zodiac would still be rabbit.”

Then he explained a bunch of stuff about this and other divination methods!

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:09 pm

Laurie listened raptly, nodding. "So, if you used another method aside from the Eight Characters method, would Mahra's zodiac be different? Would mine?"

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