[Admin] The End of Cdramadevotee

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We mentioned this a few times in the comment section so this should not come out as such a surprise anymore. The increasing number of posts during the last few weeks was also an indication of our decision… Today, we have the sad, but important responsibility to announce that we are ending blogging on Cdramadevotee as of September 6th, 2016.

Why We Are Leaving

Archidisign: School is starting soon. I took a REALLY busy schedule and the past week was already hard to get through. It will be a crazy semester and I sadly do not see how blogging will can find time in it. Furthermore, I believe that in the last one year and a half, we have already covered most subjects we wanted to cover. I think  I have mentioned at least once each of the dramas I wanted to highlight on the blog which makes me extremely happy and satisfied.

Intellectualkitten: When September hits, I will be taking up new challenges and new experiences. I would be putting more of my time on school, on my studies, and also on different other opportunities along the way. Just for the time being, I hope to distance myself from cdramas and cmovies and concentrate on other things.

The Efforts Needed to Maintain a Blog

Blogging is personal so everyone’s commitment will vary as well. Realistically speaking, it would be impossible for us to continue maintaining this blog. If you are familiar with our work, you know we post a LOT. Because checking sina and weibo on a daily basis is not something you can take moderately: it requires constant commitment. And that commitment can range from one to two hours a day just to track all the news.

Grateful for Your Love

Intellectualkitten: It is sad to leave like this because Cdramadevotee has created a small community of people who love dramas. People that I love. There was a lot of things that could have gone wrong but this blog always kept its positive synergy. I learnt a lot by talking to everyone in the comment section, so really… it is a great experience 😀

Archidisign: I totally loved the whole blogging experience and it is all thanks to the interaction I had with everyone. I think that for any website, it is the feedback and the feeling of accomplishing something for the community that makes the desire to keep going. I want to thank everyone for participating so actively on our blog, even if we may sound silly and full of mistakes (obviously typos!) from time to time.

Here, I want to thanks the people who came on the blog since our first one (aiyusoxin, visonofjm, CapriquariusMei, Jo, dramarian, Kate, Ann) as well as my very special The Mystic Nine recapping team (Lizzie, maoh, Pooh, Jo, Sharon, dwi, Hannah, etc). There are also Ezr, Creidesca, xingfenzhen, etc who brought on valuable and new information that we missed out. I feel like naming even more people and it just feels amazing we had the chance to interact with so many people!! Everyone is so amazing and supportive. ❤ :’)

Future Plan

Archidisign: I will keep reading/commenting blog posts and entertainment news on the Internet. I will also keep watching dramas and stay addicted to the beautiful Zhao Liying. But instead of creating new content, I will be a watcher from now on. I may pop on the blog again for random posts worth writing about, but I will definitely not be active as I am right now. However, don’t worry, I will definitely finish the recapping of all the episodes of The Mystic Nine. I may not be as fast as I am now, but it will be done properly ^^

Intellectualkitten: I am considering opening a personal blog in the future, not affiliated to this account nor related to Chinese entertainment. Blogging is fun and I still have so much to say! I will keep watching Chinese movies and follow all my favourites (Liu Yifei, Deng Chao, Bai Baihe, Liu Shishi, etc) as they come up with new projects. And I promise, I will come back if I bump into a really good project to share with everyone! Thank you all for telling me to watch Nirvana in Fire, The Disguiser, etc… you guys made my summer so much more awesome.

Navigate through our blog

Cdramadevotee is also a platform for us to share all kind of information and through its existence, we made some articles worth keeping. Please go check our Site Index here for all the links of these topics. Especially, maybe these posts can keep being great references? ^^

Other resources online

We prepared a page of our favorite resources and blogs for Chinese entertainment news. Go check them out! You can also create your own blog to make the cdrama online community even stronger!

If you are somehow literate in Mandarin, I suggest creating a weibo account to follow Chinese entertainment. A good start would be to follow Sina Entertainment, Sina Movie, and Sina TV.

[Edit by Ikitten] So many warm messages! I will save some to reply tomorrow or I will cry out for real ><… You guys are all wishing us luck for the future and I am sincerely grateful for it. I also want to wish you guys a bright future. I consider you all as my friends and I always wish the best to people I care about. Good night!

[Edit by Archidisign] OMG you girls are so sweeet!!! ❤ ❤ Thanks for being so understanding and supportive. All these amazing messages here are blowing my mind. :’D There is no way I can answer all the comments in one seating, but I will do so little by little. You girls (do we have even one guy? xD) mean so much for me and I feel like we are a big family! Hope the best for everyone!!

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146 thoughts on “[Admin] The End of Cdramadevotee

  1. Lizzie says:

    Hello you two! Thank you for taking the time to write a beautiful farewell considering school has already started!

    I first found your blog when I was looking for comments on Best Get Going and been a fan ever since – it’s informative, welcoming and passionate! All the right ingredients for a successful blog 🙂

    You both are clearly dedicated people to your cause (scouring Sina and Weibo daily takes time! As well as responding to each comment!) and your non judgemental, friendly responses are placatory and promotes the warm vibe this blog is known for. I am confident that you will both be successful in whatever you put your mind to do, be it in your studies, future career or other undertakings.

    @intellectual kitten thanks for recommending My Little Princess and your earlier posts on variety shows – I was never a fan but have now started to watch some selected ones where he guest stars fit my fancy 🙂

    @archidisgn – what can I say my fellow ZLY fangirl ? 🙂 thank you for your speedy and heartfelt recaps – your blog has definitely provided a forum for like minded people to congregate and exchange thoughts and comments! I wish that just like XY, you will remain brave, passionate (I know you are already smart :)) and you will achieve anything you want (the appropriate FY included :))

    Good luck you two! And thank you again – this blog has definitely been a boon to me, someone who can understand spoken Mandarin but not completely Mandarin literate in keeping abreast and navigating that weird wonderful world of c-drama land!

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      This message is so warm, thank you! If it wasn’t because I need a detox from the c-drama world, I would seriously consider staying on the blog, just for the awesome community and people here ><

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    • ❤ ❤ ❤ Awwwn, thanks so much for the warm words! Didn't realize you started following us since Best Get Going!! It must be the ZLY tag that lured you in? 8D Thanks for understanding so much!
      I am so happy to know you and everyone, especially because we can share our love for Zhao Liying all together! thanks to you for making the blog so interactive, answering everyone's comments and just making the experience even better! Thankss for saying that I am smart! I definitely need to be more brave in real life (how did you know?!) I will be looking for that Fo Ye, there must be someone good for me somewhere 8D

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  2. I’m sad to see this blog ending. However, thank you for making this past 1.5 years awesome in C-drama land! ^^ I wish you girls all the best in your future endeavours! Enjoy your school life even it’s going to be hectic busy!

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  3. Guys, big Thank You for this blog, it really brought colors in my gray life lol Thanks for all updates and news about c-ent! It was really helpful to earn all that information that not much available on English. It was very pleasant to follow this blog, know about interesting projects, fangirling ZlY and shares opinions about dramas and staff. I’m gonna miss this blog but however wish you luck in your doings!!Jia You!!

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      Snif, you guys are all making my night ><! It is also super awesome for me to read your comments and all the interesting topics you bring into this community. Thank you for all of this!

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    • You brought colors in mine too, being one of main commenter from nearly the get go! :3 Thanks for all the kind words, will keep following dramas and maybe still write here from time to time (definitely not the hectic schedule you guys are used to xD). Jia You!

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  4. hina says:

    I love this blog and its constant positive and fan girling energy. I’ve become so addicted to this blog that I would check it for updates once or twice a day. I’ll definitely miss you guys and good luck with your studies!

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      😀 Definitely! Positive energy is contagious. Even when I felt tired, I would be happy to write and comment with you guys. You also brighten up my past year and half ❤

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    • Once a twice.. sounds familiar.. (aka me, except I may do even more than that xD) We are also happy to have a community so positive and great so thanks to you too! I will miss everyone and definitely make it worth it all by studying hard ❤

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  5. Annie says:

    Thank you for such a wonderful blog! Your efforts in creating and maintaining this blog will forever be appreciated by this fan. I can only imagine how much of your time and energy went into producing each post, especially the Entertainment Updates. As a someone who got into Cdramas this year, this blog really helped me to understand them, post by post, comment by comment.

    Good luck in all you do! I’m sure that success will be yours, considering the devotion and passion that you’ve displayed in the past year and a half.

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      Awwnn.. you actually make me want to cry! You just told me there is meaning behind what we are doing… and that is such a precious thought, to be recognized for it. Cdramadevotee was also the place where I deepen my knowledge about c-ent, so we did this together!

      Thank you ^^

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    • Welcome! ❤ People always thank us, but I feel like I should thank you guys for being so supportive and awesome. Thanks! The time was long for each post, but worth it. No regret ^^ I am happy we helped you to get introduced to cdrama, it is an important goal of ours!

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  6. Callie Chua says:

    I caught onto your blog really recently, and I love what you guys do here! Yes, this amounts to all the passion and energy you have to share with the world after facing reality on a daily basis. Although it was a short experience for me, thank you for all that you have shared! While I do hope that you guys will come back someday, but life goes on. May I wish you all the best in life and everything you do! 🙂

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      Thank you for this ultra sweet message! Life goes on but never say never right? 😛 So happy you enjoyed your time on the blog!

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    • Thanks for all the kind wishes! Sad we didn’t have more time to interact 😦 We will definitely keep commenting and maybe write feature like posts. 😀 Hope you also find success in everything in life 😉

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  7. Hannah says:

    Aw…I’m gonna miss y’all and the blog! 💜 I remembered I first came across it by googling ZLY, lol I became her fan after HQG and Boss&Me. Oh, memories. Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Also, thank you for remembering me. Hehe

    Best luck on school! I just started nursing school, but I gotta support our girl, ZLY. Haha

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      Me too I will miss everything about this blog >< And ZLY united so many people together, she is precious.~

      OMG, good luck in nursing school! There is so many needs for good nurses in the world!

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    • ❤ Yeah, we pop-up on Google 8D I loved both HQG and B&M too. Thanks for all these compliments! hihi. Yeah, school is hard, but I find nursing a really nice profession! Best luck to you and hope you have a great time when you start your hospital work!

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  8. CHOUA VANG says:

    Thank you all for your dedication and hard work to maintain this blog. Because the rest of us cannot do what you all can do, it is unfortunate for us but I wish you all the best in your undertakings.

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      <3<3<3 Thank you, I will work hard for you guys TT^TT! You should visit our "External Links" page, there are a lot of enthusiasts about cdrama to discover. I believe Cdrama is becoming more and more accessible ❤

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    • Thanks a lot!! It is easier than you think though and there are tones are great blogs out there. Hopefully this blog can always be a good resource for you and everyone, to show what we did can still be useful in long term ><

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  9. Fab says:

    Thank you both! Thanks seriously

    I found the blog last year and since then I come here twice a week and there are no words to describe how much I appreciated everytime there was a post with entertainment news.
    This blog somehow became part of my internet routine.

    Now I’ve to rely only on AVV to read news of castings, rumours of castings and future projects in English.

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      You and me both >< Doesnt C-ent give you a pleasant and happy feeling about them? It is exciting and addictive. Someone should step forward and create a blog about c-ent again, I would support it so much. Then again, AVV is great too ^^

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    • >< Thanks for all these beautiful words. Our goal is to help people out and keep track in an efficient and fast way on cdrama news. Although it was a bit time consumming at time, it was all worth it! AVV is really similar to us and a great ressource I also use (and will use more from now on hehe)

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  10. keekeepod says:

    Thank you very much for spending your time and energy on this blog. I really appreciate the list of resources. Best of luck to both of you on your future endeavors. Thanks again.

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  11. really sad since i just join here but total understand for this blog ending

    cant show you enough my thanks for your amazing post, indeed ❤ just found your blog end last month but i was so addicted to it, it was like my second home after stress-working-hours to read news about Cdramas, about my bias and can fangirling for my couple 😀

    sure, have to mention about good friends here who i discussing, laughing with, love you all

    anyway enjoy your school time, it should be more experiences worthy to study 🙂 wish you all lucky and successful ❤

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      I am a little when I read people just joined recently, because it means we didn’t get to know each other or discover as much together as I wish. Thank you for considering this as a second home (sobs TT^TT) because that was the case for me too.

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    • Haha, you joined just one month again, but you are also one of the most active one since then (cause you now, Fo Ye+Xinyue love! ❤ ❤ )
      I also find my everyday stressful and tiring at time. Watching dramas and blogging is a stress relief. I will definitely keep watching dramas in the next year hehe. I am so glad our blog was able to help you and everyone out, to create such a beautiful community!
      Thanks! I count on using the semester to study and participate in a lot of activities. So, hopefully, I will have a blast this semester~

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  12. azngrl318 says:

    Aww I’m going to miss you guys. I checked your blog daily for the past year, it’s so good and informative!! I came for ZLY and I was so happy you guys were her fans bc there wasn’t much news at the time.
    I wish you guys good luck in school and with your future endeavors ~ 😊

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      ZLY for the win any day of the week! Hehe, there are actually many flaws in the blog, yet no one said anything about them >< THANK YOU
      ~All the best for you too!

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    • At the time, now, I think most people are her fans!! 8D I think we started blogging in March-April 2015 and at the time, even if there were Liying fans, there weren’t many posts dedicated to her. That was also a reason I started to blog (write recaps, features of her) hihi
      Thanks and wish you the same!!~ 🙂

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  13. tldr;

    From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you so much.

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    Dear archidisign and intellectualkitten,

    I started following cdrama religiously around July last year, as an escape from anxiety and depression. I found your first blog on cdramadevotee.com – maybe it was something to do with “Dad, where are we going” because I needed to read something that would validate my crush on Kang Kang lol. https://cdramadevotee.com/2015/08/09/one-word-to-describe-dad-where-are-you-going-3-heartwarming/ Or maybe it was because I needed more of the Yang Yang-Chen Yihan bromance in “Divas hit the Road”. I don’t remember when I first started reading but for the next 12 months, I would read every article and soon enough, I found myself falling deeper down the rabbit hole. I would read your articles from pre-July 2015 on the days that you weren’t posting, and then reread my favourite articles time and time again. As the weeks went on, I realised I became more excited about the contents of your posts and had the urge to comment and share my opinions.

    Eventually, I created a wordpress account purely because of you two. It was easier keeping up to date with comment replies. In time, I wanted to show you my future blog posts on dramalamb.wordpress.com. when I get the blog fully up and running. I wanted to be your pride and joy, ni men de jiao ao 你们的骄傲 ! Do you see the similarity in design and layout? I learn from the best! Shi Fu! I cannot bear to let you go! 徒儿舍不得让你们走 😥

    Cdrama made me appreciate being Chinese. In the past, I used to be ashamed and embarrassed about my ethnicity; if my parents called me on my phone and I was out in public, I would only speak in English, even if that only made the communication more difficult. I refused to speak in Mandarin. I would even speak louder, as if to announce to those around me that “HEY! I can speak English! I’m not a Chinese fob!” It is upsetting to me that old me used to think that way. Now, I am very proud to have such a rich and beautiful background. Cdrama introduced me to Chinese values, and from there, I discovered more about Chinese ideas and ways of thinking, whether that was through dramas, documentaries, news or weibo. Cdrama opened the door to quite literally, a whole new world. Of course, some things still baffle me. That school flower concept https://cdramadevotee.com/2016/04/25/feature-chinese-ulzzang-university-goddess/ still baffles me. How does such a thing exist?! I am in disbelief, and the same could be said for your news that you two are quitting. I simply don’t want to accept the truth. All my favourites are going away. “Divas hit the road”, “Dad, where are we going”, and now you guys! This feels like the breakup in dramas and movies where one half (in this case, it is you two) has to go overseas and leave behind the other (me and the hundreds of other followers) </3

    In the English-speaking community, cdrama doesn’t have as much of a territory as anime does. One of my best friends frequently attends anime conventions. One year, I found myself longing for a sense of belonging, a community which shared my interests. Back then, cdrama was still foreign to me. I didn’t feel like I had a community that I could be a part of. It is different now. A month or so ago, I thought to myself that I had finally found my community. Here in cdrama. I have online friends! Not only you two but also commenters like Jo, j, tokkita, Ann, Paige – just to name a handful!

    It has been a great 1.5 years. This is one of the best blogs out there. You’ve been writing up regular posts for these past almost-2 years, every month, every week. I enjoy your friendly style and how you make an attempt to respond to comments, old and new. I remember once upon a time, someone commented that you guys did “pretty well for an amateur blog” and I thought that you guys were far from “amateur”! Very well done. You two deserve a huge round of applause. In fact, I often refer my friends to your blogs, in addition to Cfensi and avirtualvoyage, though I tell them that you are my favourites. I visit these 3 blogs on a daily basis, others on a weekly basis, but yours is more like Facebook to me in that it is always open. Even if nothing comes out, I still read them. Even if you all have the same post idea especially when it comes to weddings! But I read them all. What if Hu Ge gets married after you quit?!

    I agree with the comments from earlier posts that I’d miss the entertainment updates the most. It was around the time that it first started circulating that you two would quit blogging, and everyone was saying how they’d miss Ent Updates the most. https://centdevotee.wordpress.com/2016/08/19/entertainment-update-princess-weiyoung-xuan-yuan-sword-yang-mi-cosplay-the-journey-full-love/#more-7490 I was confused as to why; were you only going to do recaps and features now? Were Ent Updates too much of a hassle to compile and that’s why they were being discontinued? I understand now. Sometimes, I check @entpaparazzi on weibo (since I saw that some of your images are sourced from there) when I am craving an Ent Update but it is not the day of the week yet. The weibo updates are not as extensive as yours, and are in Chinese. I rely on your Ent Updates because I can’t read Chinese very well and cannot be bothered to use text-to-speech-translate.

    I like that you never limit the comments or delete photos. Cfensi has some very old posts from 2012 or whatnot when I was searching for Wang Keda stuff but unfortunately, they often delete old pictures and because there is no source link, I cannot retrieve them myself. It was a good idea that you decided to create this second blog and not delete the images from the first blog! Avirtualvoyage has a time limit on their comments so when I find a really old post and want to share my opinion, I can’t 😥

    I know you are avid Zhao Liying fans, as are the majority of the netizens here. One only has to look at the sheer number of comments on “The Mystic Nine” recaps articles to understand the adoration for Zhao Liying! I am still sitting on the fence about her; I am waiting for you to completely convert me into a Zhao Liying fan.

    We have been on so many journeys together. “Cuo Dian Yuan Yang”? It was an absolute blast reading your recaps of the OTP moments! https://cdramadevotee.com/2016/02/29/recap-cuo-dian-yuan-yang-otp-scenes-episodes-1-2-3/ https://cdramadevotee.com/2016/03/01/recap-cuo-dian-yuan-yang-otp-scenes-ep-4/

    And your music nostalgia playlist? https://cdramadevotee.com/2016/02/06/music-top-7-nostalgic-songs-to-be-on-your-playlist-4/ A part 2 doesn’t seem likely at this point 😥 there are so many more that we could discuss and share! It seems fitting that we play A-Yue's Goodbye right now, though I'd like to dedicate Wakin Chau's Friends to you two.

    Although you say that you two are quitting, I still maintain a small sliver of hope that perhaps you will change your mind—maybe come back in a few months or maybe even a few years. Do the odd update with a feature post or review post. Maybe stick around in the blogosphere and just participate in the comments section?

    If you are still reading at this point, thank you. The whole point of this is to explain to you two how precious you guys are to me. :’) As you strive for success, you will have to make sacrifices. I wish you two all the best in your future endeavours. Fighting!

    为了成功, 还是要付出代价的。 祝你们好运。 加油!
     

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    • j says:

      Dear archidisign and ikitten,

      Thank you again for your generosity in putting so much time and effort onto this blog!! I wish you all the best on your pursuits. I hope you will find sincere supporters in your real life too.
      To blog or not to blog, on cent or anything else. It’s entirely up to you. Life well and be comfortable at whatever you do!

      As for c drama.. It seems like there is some amount of overlap among websites. if we have a division of labor and divvy up the work, it wouldn’t take as much time. (Hopeful thinking?) If only we have a sign-up board, then we can get a volunteering system going so not 1 or 2 persons will end up doing a lot of the work. Let actor A’s fans blog about his series and friends, etc. I am not available until around mid-November myself though. I’m only logging onto my computer to write this goodbye note. (I’m not even checking my own emails.) But I’ll be happy to help write a few blogs sometimes. But don’t have me write blogs on actors/actresses I’m allergic to.

      I am very thankful to all of you, including blog readers too! It’s not always easy to find genuine and helpful friends. (There are weeks, when it seems a lot of people who approach me in real life all want me to do all kinds of elaborate things for them.) Thank you for sharing your knowledge on authors, c dramas, etc. Hope dramalamb’s blog will be up and running soon! Dramalamb, thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience.
      For everyone, 祝你们好运。 加油! (plagiarized Dramalamb above).

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      • intellectualkitten says:

        Thank you for supporting our decision… all these warm messages make me realize I was worried for no reason :3

        I agree with your idea. And I think this is why cdramadevotee worked so well, Archidisign and myself know each other well and we can adjust our posts depending on each other. The work is divided and both can work on the same post at different time. This is an interesting idea but I am not sure if we can give cdramadevotee as the platform for it. My hope is to bring this blog to an end and encourage new c-blogs to emerge. Because Cdramadevotee has such a strong personality of Archidisign and me that a sudden change would be weird. If it is an idea you want to pursue further, I would be happy to create a post so people can discuss the possibilities ^^

        I used to be a little like this too, thinking about what people can do for me instead of treating the relationship genuinely. However, it is an acquired taste and be able to give and share is so much more pleasant than to take. As we grow, we see the world as a whole, and it is a beautiful thing.

        Hehe, let me copy it too: 祝你们好运。 加油!

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      • j says:

        Oops. I meant “Live well”, not “Life well”.

        I know what you mean.

        I can volunteer to blog on news, or works of Bai Baihe, Zhou Xun, Ariel Lin, Hu Ge, Lu Yi. Perhaps Sun Yi, Tong Liya, Chen Xuedong, Han Dongjun, Joe Cheng too. Those who are interested can leave a message here below, if that’s ok with you. But I can’t start until mid Nov.

        I love the skill-related parts of the Chinese culture. Arts, crafts (tea-making, embroidery, special regional foods, architectural design), history, etc. i was very impressed when I first saw double-sided Suzhou embroidery. Later I saw documentaries on Hunan embroidery. It looked even more impressive than the Suzhou version. I enjoy visiting some parts of China like Shanxi, Anhui, Yunnan. C custom and rituals can be a headache. Sometimes huge, sometimes minor — the size of headache, I mean. Very elaborate mourning, wedding customs can be very time-consuming. Especially if your parents come from large families scattered in various continents around the world. Some C folks are too focused on material things. Love to brag or compare a tad too much. Some people can be very overbearing and impose on others too much. But some parts of these rituals do come with beautiful Buddhist arts and other good things. Shanxi has some very beautiful Buddhist sculptures. Some can be found around Mount Wutai, some near Pingyao ancient city.
        This may not work for everyone, but after I moved to the West, I decided to be as self-sufficient as I can. It turned out to be very beneficial for me. It gives you good life skills. Plus other people have their own lives, schedules and priorities. It’s best to be self-reliant. It may also bring you closer to nicer people. You never know. 😉 I hope more and more of us will be inspired to do our best. And continue to be supportive of each other.

        This is a bit random, but has anyone noticed how there are a lot of ethnic Chinese ladies on Bloomberg Finance? Scarlet Fu, Betty Liu, Emily Chang. There are other Asian ladies like Sherry Ahn. There are other names I can’t recall. They all appear regularly on Bloomberg TV. They may be a lot more impressive than the leading ladies on c dramas.

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      • intellectualkitten says:

        Haha, I didn’t even realize you made this mistake 😛
        This message may get buried, if that is the case, I will put out a post for people to see and talk 🙂

        China has the really good, but it also has the really bad. Most of the time when I go back to visit, it is the bad I see (the hustle, the lies, the materialism). Nonetheless, I am very interested by the beautiful culture of China and really wish I can visit the places you talked about.

        Thank you for this awesome tip! I try to be more self sufficient and forge a better destiny for myself… Is it part of growing up? I seriously wonder, since more and more people I know are growing this mindset.
        Hmm… I don’t watch Bloomberg TV so I don’t really know. While the c-celebrities are a source of positive energy and talent, the accomplished people in more tradition field are a source of power and strength. I did a quick google search and they are indeed impressive!

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      • jj says:

        It’s good to hear more and more people you know are growing this mindset. I don’t think it’s common with the general public.

        About the comments on speaking with professors. I have to say I have mixed experience about that. Especially in grad school. If you read the headlines, you may read how VW has emission cheating scandals, Wells Fargo is creating fake accounts and sign up their clients on extra loans and credit cards the clients had no idea on, HSBC does money laundering for pseudo criminals, etc. Well. Not all professors are saintly either. Some are downright crooked and love to exploit talented students. This is a bigger issue in grad school when students have gotten more skilled and useful for professors. I was quite naive when I started college. I was quite blindsided by the dark issues. This problem also exists in real-life jobs. Even in STEM, art-related fields. Corporations, employers often push the envelope quite far. This becomes one of the motivations to be more self-reliant. The more you can do yourself, the less likely you’ll fall victim to greedy, self-serving financial advisor etc.

        China is very fast-changing. Even my acquaintances who grew up in China half-jokingly said they needed to get tour guides when they went back home since whole neighborhoods had changed, leaving only a few landmarks.

        CNBC also has some Asian female anchors, like Melissa Lee (Li?). US-based Asian female CEOs are very rare though. Pepsi is the only large firm with anything like it. But some people from India consider themselves to be Caucasians. So, that case may not “count”.

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      • Dear j,

        Seems like you are competing with dramalamb for longest comment 8D
        Thanks so much for the kind wishes! ❤

        This sounds like a brilliant idea and it would be a dream if it could happen. I think blogs like cfensi and AVV (as well as MANY others) do recruit for new bloggers/moderators. Hopefully, someone can organize it so it works out. Because it sounds a bit similar to these Kpop sites like e.g. Allkpop, which can be hard to organize to make the system efficient. I wish we thought about this more and could help the ecosystem work better. If someone (qualified) wants to organize this, I would love to help promote the idea on the blog. I think it can actually be done on wordpress.

        Thanks for being part of this amazing experience and for being one of our beloved commenter! Wish you the best too!

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      It was hard to read your comment and I had to take a few breaks before finishing it. You are simply too sweet! Thank you for being so genuine and giving us so much credits. You are making me realize cdramadevotee is probably one of the best projects of my life.

      As a Chinese immigrant, I admit I also have conflicting feelings about China and the whole culture. But c-dramas and c-movies are a good experience, because it showed me the pretty of China and soul reaching part. During the past year, many times I was overstressed and worried about my education and my career. But at the end of the day, I would not blame cdramadevotee for taking up my time. Because it is a place where I can destress, think about something else, and share my passion. It is a place that allowed me to be a professional fangirl. When you say you suffered from depression and anxiety, I am happy to know the blog is the same kind of place for you. You make me realize some of our crappy articles were worth writing ><

      If you post some articles, I would be more than happy to promote the blog for you 🙂 Hope you have a great and long journey in the cdramaland, because it has been such a great experience for me ^^ ❤ YES, I listen to a lot of C-music and I wish I posted more articles about it. I am sure we have similar taste since I also love A-Yue. Thank you for being such a great “friend” ^^

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    • Dear dramalamb,

      Thanks so much for your detailed and so personal comment. I was blown away when I first read it and had to read it again. I am sorry to hear you had anxiety/depression issues before, but I am also so glad to hear that dramas and entertainment was a great way to deal with it. You are bringing a whole different meaning to what we do! The fact that we write features and more opinion based posts seem to have made you one of our followers so that definitely makes me very happy. Kang Kang was a total cutie on Dad, where are we going? And so was YY+Ivy Chen’s pairing in Divas. Your love for us blows my mind, because I would have never imagined we can impact others in such a way.
      Love the layout of your blog (cause it looks like ours 8D). You are our pride for sure! For me, the fact that we had this blog running and so many people commenting is a pride in itself. And to know we inspired other blogs? Even better! I see that you watched a lot of interesting dramas, a lot of them that we personally didn’t cover. I would tell you, go ahead! Talk about them! Write reviews, recaps, features, whatever interests you! Because, by experience, it is by writing posts related to current dramas that we get the most interest. Also, it is a nice achieve for yourself. ❤
      Don't be ashamed for being Chinese (or dual ethnicity since it sounds like you are also an immigrant)! You have such a beautiful background and unlike what Western media is saying, not everything that comes out of China is evil. It is because they want that negative stigma against China that the country's rise was surprising and unstoppable! 😉 Haha, it is not a total breakup (hopefully) as you can have your own blog and we may still post features from time to time. Time must go on~
      Yes, I also feel like it is a shame we are stopping posting since we have such a beautiful group of commenters right now 😥 But there will be better ones, I am sure of it!
      The entertainment update is a long work based on MANY sources so we sadly cannot refer you to another option 😦
      Awwnnn, thanks for saying we are your favorite! Before starting blogging, I followed and commented a lot (more than now) on both cfensi and AVV. They are beautiful places for c-news and it is amazing to us we are even compared to them now. Dedication makes unbelievable things happen! It is interesting you say that Cfensi and AVV have limited image and comment capacity. They also use wordpress. I love wordpress, but it has many flaws 😦
      Also, please, if Hu Ge gets married, I will of course come back on the blog to write at least a few posts on it haha. Finally, WHAT? I did not convince everyone to love ZLY yet? :OOOO Joke, but at least it sounds like you enjoyed CDYY drama so I am good with that 😛
      For sure I want to stay in the comment sections around (although no idea which blog I will be most active in). I am pretty packed for the rest of the year, but who knows when I will want to blog again? :'P
      You are also a precious reader of us and I also wish you many success wether in blogging or real life! Stay beautiful and optimist! 😉

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  14. Jo says:

    Sad to hear that Cdramadevote will be ending, but I am thankful for all of the hard work and wonderful posts you have contributed to the Chinese entertainment blogosphere. Wishing you the best of luck with your future endeavors!

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  15. Jo says:

    OMG!!! I literally signed into my computer for this (usually use my phone) WHO WILL I FANGIRL WITH??? Who will share beautiful pics of Ma Ke and Yang Yang?!! I’m glad that Wallace and Ruby got married before y’all left 😦 I’ll miss you both thank you so much for everything you have done, also, for bringing me back to the Cdrama world and just being AMAZING!!! Wishing you all the luck,prosperity, and fangirl love 🙂

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    • Annie says:

      I will fangirl with you! Yes to Yang Yang; no to Ma Ke though. hehe
      Fangirls unite! Archidisign & Intellectualkitten – please join us on other forums/blogs, when time permits, of course.

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      Haha, are you saying Ma Ke and Yang Yang are not popular enough? Please, they are an international language (of love ><!!!!) Yes, please wish me to accomplish all my wild fangirl dreams 😀 I am going to miss you a lot too!!!
      LOL, now I am sad I will miss the baby of Wallace and Ruby :"D

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      • Annie says:

        I guess I can talk about other blogs on here, now that it is time to say farewell and all. 😉 I’ve been checking out A Virtual Voyage but have yet to comment. Great blog; it’s very similar to yours. Their community seem to have watched/is watching a lot of dramas (gulp!) so I will wait until I’ve caught up a bit more to join in on the discussion. Cfensi can be a little sardonic at times but I still like the overall tone and content. The Problematic of the Unproblematic is hilarious! I’m following the recaps of Mystic Nine and let me tell you, you must put on your “dirty” thinking caps or else you’ll miss half the jokes. So there you go! Hope to see you on one of these site. And as always, when time permits…

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      • intellectualkitten says:

        Definitely! I usually don’t talk about them since it may look like we are dependent on their content, but I also check their content ^^ I didn’t know about The Problematic of the Unproblematic so I will add it to my list too :)) Hehe, I will do like you and comment more often ^^

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    • Haha, I always knew that you are one of our few commenters replying by mobile because your comments never show up on the side bar first. xD
      Gosh, I wish I could answer these questions.. :’D Where are all our YY and MK fans at?! Haha, me too. But what about Hu Ge?! I will definitely write a post if he ever chose to get married!! Cannot miss out on that! >< I don't know if you actually were interested by everything we wrote (I doubt), but you nearly always write a comment ❤ Thanks for that! You are AMAZING too! Will definitely keep reading your blog and hopefully have time to comment on it 😀 Thanks again~~

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      • Jo says:

        OMG!! When Hu Ge gets married you have to post😍😍😍 and I loved every thing y’all wrote. I reentered the Cdrama world after a 1yr hiatus, found new stars to love, new drama, reintroduced to some old ones, fangirled over some guys, AND ZLY😘😘, oh, and loved all your commentary😊 thank you so much *bows*

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  16. Miss Attache says:

    All the best to your next journeys, and thanks for your dedication all this time to bring forward and converse (and fangirl) with us on the Chinese showbiz. I got to know your blog when looking for what Chinese actresses wore to the New York Met Gala. I was happily surprised to find an English blog on Chinese entertainment, since they were only a handful at that time. You were quite new then, I think, but soon grew to be one of the standouts, thanks for your hard works. So I’ll also take this opportunity to congratulate you on a job well done :). Thanks also for a farewell post & I look forward to catching up with you gals here or on other forums/blogs.

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      Thank you for acknowledging our awesomeness *strike a pose*. Woah, I didn’t know you started following us so far back then, yes, lets keep contact in the future too! When you think about it, we are leaving the blog as it reaches a climax (all the ZLY international love :D), so it is sad 😦

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    • Thanks a lot for the compliments and being with us all this time!! ^o^ The Met Gala is one of our favorite posts too (written by ikitten) and I think of it as one of our first hit post hihi
      Yeah, we are also pleasantly surprised at the increase of Cdrama related blogs recently (although there is also a few of my faves that became less active ..) Yes definitely hope to do more of that next!

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  17. Awww…thanks for everything. This blog has been my go to dramas/movies ever since I stumbled upon a recap about whirlwind girl. Thumbs up for all the hard works you guys have put and done, and good luck in the future!

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  18. Thanks a lot for your dedication. I found this blog three weeks ago. Although I just know both of u just for three weeks but your blog on my fave list. Can u continue to share Zheng Shuang’s news? Its so rare to find article about her in english 😭😭

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      Hello.. sorry if our time together is so short >< I love Zheng Shuang very much, she is a really awesome lady… but I don't think we can continue posting about her only 😦 I see some Youtube channels dedicated to her, maybe you can try your luck there? ^^

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    • three weeks ago.. sounds like someone found us through Love O2O? xD Thanks a lot for liking us and I am sure to say we are ending. However, there are blogs like A Virtual Voyage and many others that talk about dramas in general (check out our external links page). As for a Zheng Shuang dedicated blog, I sadly don’t know. There must be something like that on facebook or instagram? :’D Good luck!

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  19. Nayong says:

    Thanks for everything! This blog must have taken so much of your time, I totally understand why and how hard it must be for you two to make that decision. I will drop by to check once in a while but RL commitment sucks! I won’t have time for dramas until end of October and I am moody already LOL

    I enjoyed dropping by here ever since I found you guys, avid ZLY fans! If anyone else decides to start a blog for C Dramas, please update here so all of us knows about it!

    Meantime, good luck to both of you XD

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      Yes! The time is well spent though since we really enjoyed what we accomplished on this small site >< Bu there is some pleasure in this suffering? :"D You seem to have a lot on your plate, so best wishes to you too!!~

      Nod nod, I will keep an eye on it (maybe @dramalamb?)

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    • Welcome! 😀 Yeah, it was not an easy choice, but I think it was for the best. We loved the time we past on the blog so far as well as the many friends we made. Yop, RL sucks some time LOL I am moody these days too as I took too much to do for the next few weeks ><
      Yeah! ZLY fans is a definite characteristic here haha. Thanks a lot!!

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  20. maoh says:

    Thank you so much for this blog! I found it fairly recently, but it became one of my favorite places to visit. I love the positive energy you guys bring into it and the happy environment you maintained. The tone of a blog is set by the people who run it; and this blog was such a happy place to so many readers thanks to both of you. I will truly miss your posts and fangirling with archidisign over ZLY.

    I wish you the best in your studies and once again thank you for everything. ^^

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      😀 Awwnn… aren’t you super duper sweet >< It is true the tone of a blog is determined by who runs it, but it is also influenced by the beautiful people who visit it. It is hard to be negative when everyone is so full of love ❤

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    • Wow, I always had the feeling that you had been here longer than “recently” :O Thanks for the compliments!! ❤ I am also super happy with the direction the blog (as I really had no idea what we were doing at first). We trully are lucky! Yes, so happy to have you as a fellow Liying fan! Thanks a lot again~

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  21. Huy T says:

    When you’re kind of new to this website and the admins announce that they are leaving.. cry. haha thanks for all your hard work. good luck with your future plans! this website was a great read for Chinese drama news :))

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  22. unforgetableme says:

    I will definitely miss reading from this blog, but I understand that you must do what is best for yourself. I appreciate everything you’ve done for all of us C-drama fans!!! You will be missed!!! Thank you so much!

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  23. lilhanh says:

    Thank you both so much for all that you’ve done! I’m definitely sad but completely understand how much commitment and time this takes. Wishing you both amazing success on all your endeavors and thanks again. I’ll be on the look out for more c-Drama news. Please keep us posted from time to time. XOXOXO

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      Hehe, thats the plan! I also appreciate your many comments on the post, they were always a pleasure to read. Life continues, but love for cdrama will not die young 😉

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    • Thanks a lot! The blog became more and more successful and we wanted to write more and more. To a point that we could lead ourselves to burnout if we keep writing during the semester xD Thanks for the kind wishes and we will do our best for everything we want to do. ❤ definitely will try to write an end of the year review at the very least 😉

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  24. yamin says:

    That’s sad. Although I rarely comment here,I always read your blog posts. Unlike K-ent which has many bloggers covering their news in English,C-ent has not many bloggers doing that. I only know 3 blogs which post about C-ent,which Centdevotee is one of them. Nevertheless,I understand your situation.Being a college student myself,I know hard for you all to maintain the blog with all those commitments. All the best for your future endeavors.

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      Agree! Unlike the trending K-ent, C-drama strangely doesn’t have the same appeal as K-dramas, even though you feels just as much from the story (sometimes even more!) and there is so many different kind of dramas.
      Best of luck for you too, college is no joke 😦 Hope you have a blast in the upcoming months and don’t forget to sleep!

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    • Thanks a lot! School can be really annoying and the next two semesters are going to be crazy for me >< I think which 3 blogs you are talking about as it seems like everyone is using the same :3 Hehe. Hopefully, more blogs or sites will come out to fill our void. ❤ All the best to you too!

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  25. ChocolateCosmos says:

    Thank you for all your posts and blogging. I enjoy reading every single post by you guys on this site. Although I didn’t comment as much until recently, I’ve been reading since cdramadevotee (I think the span of LSS’s and Nicky’s wedding from announcement to pictorials to the actual wedding photos) and then move on to here. Your posts imo have their own flavor of funny as well 😀
    Wishing you the very best in your future ventures and college years 🙂

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      Yeahh… another long time reader ^^ Liu Shishi is one of the first to bring me into Cdramas 😀 Hope the best for you too!~
      Haha, I try to be funny? :”D

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    • Awwn, you remind me how beautiful and well planned their wedding was. Definitely a successful start to all the weddings held this year! Thanks for following us for so long and glad to hear your voice in the comment section!! ❤ Thanks, we share our thoughts in a lot of post and it is great to know they are interesting and funny 😉 Thanks for the kind wishes!

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  26. And so ends the greatest Cdrama blog of all time 😦

    You guys just absolutely own all the other blogs out there, avirtualvoyage and cfensi could never replace you guys! An end of an era right here.

    I only recently discovered this drama blog, so sad its ending.

    Wish you guys all the best!

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      *blushes* Awwnn you~
      Thank you for saying our blog is unique and precious, this makes me so happy >< It is sad for me too 😦 OMG, when I need encouragement in the future, I will come back here and read all these beautiful comments.

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    • … and the start of something new! 😀
      Joke aside, I am proud of what we accomplished so far, but I wouldn’t call this the best Cdrama blog ever! haha The fact that you think that way makes me really happy though ❤
      Thanks and wish you great adventures too~

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  27. Moonlight says:

    Thank you so much for your work in this blog 🙂 Ever since discovering your blog my love for c entertainment grew. And I knew I had to bookmark this awesome site. I always got excited when I saw a new post and as an ABC my Chinese was pretty limited and it really helped me keep updated on cdramas. All the best and good luck with your studies. Enjoy the next chapter of your journey because it was a good one with you all in sharing our love for c entertainment 🙂

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      Awn, your message hits the soft spot in my heart, because that is what we imagined Cdramadevotee would be. Great to know the blog made cdrama news more accessible for you.
      Thank you! I will study hard for you guys ><

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    • Awwwn, so happy to hear we helped you and your love with cdramas!! The goal of the blog is exactly that: help others to understand what is going on, what are the interesting news, what is worth watching! Thanks, we loved this journey with everyone. Now, I am both excited and afraid to face my very full semester ><

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  28. Pooh says:

    I feel so sad but really appreciate your choice to focus on your study..@archi & @IK, I found this blog when I’m looking for mystic nine eng sub and I feel really enjoyed read all your post also having disscus with all of you here, I can share my imagination, my thought , analyse and laugh, really boost my energy after stress out of working. Both of you really help me to know more about Cent. With positive side also always reply our comment with positive way.. Wish all the best for both of you and succes for your study and have a bright future..also @archi hope you will find your FoYe soon…*bighug😊😊

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      Yeah! Job accomplished 😀 You also bring a lot of positive vibe to the blog and I want to thank you for that. I will continue to work hard 🙂

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    • *big hug* Thanks! Studying is boring, but also important ><
      Glad that the whole Mystic Nine recapping brought so many people in. Everyone had been wonderful and made the whole experience unforgettable. Yes, definitely! There should be no limitation to fangirling!! 8D
      We wanted to reply to comment because each of them mean a lot to us (especially since we started with nothing at first).
      OMG, both you and Lizzie are wishing me a Fo Ye. I wish I had Xinyue's personality to pull it off and make you girls proud 😉 Thanks!

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  29. Al says:

    omg ;-; i remember following your blog since forever (starting in sophomore year back in cdramadevotee days) ;; And now I just started school as a senior. I’ll really miss you guys! I never commented much, but I read practically all your posts and would check multiple times a day for the newest updates. Thank you guys so much for an amazing 1.5 years. Thanks for giving us updates so quickly all time; I really enjoyed reading this blog, and even though it’s incredibly sad to see you guys leave, I’m really thankful for everything you guys have done. Best of luck in the future! I’ll miss you two

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      :”D Awwnn… Thank you for coming and leaving this comment here, it means a lot. Woah, 1.5 years is really a long time, I am sure both you and I grew up a lot during that time. Thank you for staying with us and let us share the cdrama love together.
      Best of luck for your senior year, hope you have a blast!!

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      • Al says:

        Yeah, it really is! So much has changed but I still came to check this blog often :’) I remember first coming across this because cfensi didn’t update very often and koala’s playground became more k-drama focused, and I wanted to find another blog on cdramas that updated more often :))
        Good luck to you guys too! I hope I’ll see you guys again on this blog again even if it’s not often. It has become a habit to check this blog every day now, so I probably will still be watching this blog for a while lol.

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      • intellectualkitten says:

        Yes, I share those feelings, hope you find another blog capable of fulfilling those needs 🙂
        >< Haha, but don't come back too often :"D

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    • WOW, you have been here since the beginning. Moved!! >< Too bad you didn't comment much, it is the presence that counts 8D Thanks a lot for loving our work, especially if you saw all our flaws and mistakes at first haha Thanks a lot and we will miss you too ❤

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  30. Lily says:

    Oh no, I only found you guys recently so I’m super bummed the blog is ending. You were my definite go to for any c-ent news. What will I do without you guys??!

    That said, I totally understand your reasons and I wish you both luck in your future endeavors.

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      :”( Yeahh… Me too, I wish there are more blogs about Cdrama, it is such a needed source of leisure! People in the comment section have suggested avirtualvoyage and cfensi. Other blogs are in the link attached on this post ^^.

      You too! Best of luck for the future, I really liked your comments and being able to talk together 🙂

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    • :/ I am also sad to read that we are leaving one of our new follower without having much time to interact with her (him?). I would definitely recommend going on the external links page and see if there is any blog you will enjoy following 😉
      Thanks a lot for the wishes!!

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  31. Angie says:

    I was a silent reader for a long time before I finally decided to comment (like…a year), and I know there are probably a ton of other readers who have been silently following along as well. Thank you guys for all the hard work put into blogging about c-drama/movie news and gossip, I really appreciate the level of content you guys brought to the internet world. :’) I’m sad to see you guys go, but also very excited for the next big chapter in your lives. I wish you two good luck and success in school as well as what lays beyond in the many many years to come!

    Also just some small college tips, I know everyone is always like “go to office hours and talk to your professors” which is a little hard depending on how much you like socializing. But! Even if you’re not particularly a social butterfly, I really really recommend talking to your professors (about anything really, they’re regular humans too behind the professor image) and building a professional relationship (or friendly relationship if that’s your thing) with them so that they can write great letters of recommendation for you in the future. As much as college is about learning and getting a useful degree, networking is so important and having an excellent reference letter will help you tremendously if you plan on going to graduate school, applying for prestigious scholarships/fellowships, or require a letter of reference/recommendation for your future job. Above all though, I really hope that as stressful as classes can sometimes be, enjoy your time in college because after graduating I realized how much easier it is to only have to study (and maybe work a easy part-time job) and how much more time you have to spend with your friends/family/your self and your own hobbies, than when you graduate and you have to live like a working adult; it’s so hard to match up your work schedule, you have to deal with more people than just your peers and your professors, and you can actually mess up now — like in school you fail a test, no problem, study for the next one and put your all into pulling your grade back up, in the work force you might get fired depending on how bad you messed up. So above all, I hope you two enjoy your college years and have as much fun as possible, although I don’t know you guys personally, I truly believe that no matter what you guys are going to do great!

    Also, thanks to the other commenters who definitely added “seasoning” to the cent-blog experience! Hopefully we can all see each other in the comment section in the future for Zhao Li Ying news on other blogs!!! xD I’m also keeping my fingers crossed that this blog will be updated in the future one day :’) never going to get rid of my bookmark!

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    • Awwn, I am sure there are a lot of silent readers too. It is not always easy for people to comment, which I totally understand. Thanks for joining us and commenting with you was a true pleasure! Thanks for the kind wishes for our future. Hopefully we all work hard to achieve better days~~ (cheesy cheesy)
      A BIG hug for all these amazing tips. I had been to college for a year already and I now the drill. But it is different this year as, just like you recommended, I want to pass more time talking with teachers and hanging out with friends. Last year was mostly studying and blogging and I want more interactions in the upcomming year! I talk to teachers already, but hopefully I can learn to leave an impact LOL I am not that much of an active person (yet). I will do my best!
      Same, I know there are other blogs (like AVV for example) with strong Zhao Liying fanbase, but I am not sure if everyone will choose to go there >< Hopefully, there is a good solution for everything. This blog will get updated. I already decided I will definitely write a post for end of 2016 review as well as… a post for Hu Ge's wedding one day! hahaha

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      Hey Angie! Sorry I am replying so late…. I needed a break from all the writing (whereas right now, I need a break from my assignments :”D). Awwn… you saying you are excited for the next chapter of our lives really made me smile ><

      There are a lot of great advices in what you wrote and as a second year university student, it is definitely true. I think it is hard to talk to teachers and make them see you as a qualified student worthy of their time. I am trying little by little every term and hopefully, I will be able to find a niche very soon. College is a great place to set up my future and I still put a lot of pressure/stress on myself for success. Maybe as you said, I should learn "mistakes" are okay and to enjoy more my experience as it goes.

      Yep, I will try to be "great" ^^

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  32. Awww I haven’t been following your blog for very long but am definitely going to miss you and your lovely work!

    Thank you for all the positiveness in your posts. I love how you guys are always respectful and never mean about any actors/actresses/commentators’ opinions.

    Wish you both all the best with studies and everything!

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    • We will miss you too!! >< I never really thought of us as especially positive, but all the comments made me realize we are. LOL Maybe that is why we have such a clean and beautiful community ❤ Thanks a lot for the wishes!!

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      Really? I feel like you have been with us forever! I will miss you too, especially since centdevotee is slowly closing doors. This isn’t goodbye yet, so let’s not cut ropes just yet ^^

      Your words are super appreciated and hope the best for you too! :)) LOVE

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  33. visionofjm says:

    I haven’t been able to keep up with your blog as of late since I’m already back to Uni, and now reading this post makes me sad, although I do understand your decision completely. Blogging and constantly providing us updates on the C-entertainment industry requires a high level dedication and commitment, especially when you guys don’t only focus on a couple of specific celebrities and their projects, but actually cover almost every single aspect of what’s going on in the Chinese Ent. industry, and sometimes even go as far as covering major events happening in China. Major props to you two for being able to maintain that commitment since the blog’s creation. Unfortunately, life happens, people get busier and moving forward whilst having so many things to deal with is something none of us can escape, and this decision is completely understand as you guys find it impossible to commit to the blog as much anymore. Nevertheless, huge huge HUGE thanks for all the hard work, dedication, commitment you guys have provided for us international fans of the C-ent, sharing us various infos, your lovely opinions, and essentially spreading your love for the C-ent worldwide. Hopefully, I’ll see you two blog again in the near future. Last but not least, good luck and all the very best on your future endeavors and everything going on in your lives! Hope to see you guys around soon!

    (And aww, I’m pleasantly surprised that my name was included. I honestly didn’t expect this since I wasn’t as active as a reader in the past month, <3)

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    • Yeah, did feel like we saw less of you these days 😉 I am back to school too and it is quite a lot of work >< Good luck to us both and everyone working hard in uni life. *sigh*
      *HUGE HUG* Thanks for summarizing our work better than we are. Haha, yeah, it is a lot of work and it took a lot of our precious free time. But it was worth it and I loved every moment. It allowed me to interact with beautiful people like you. I am also scarred and excited for what is to come. You wrote such a beautiful comment and I am really moved. Thanks so much and we will definitely miss you! I will probably come back for the end of the year recap as I already have a few dramas in mind to talk about. 8D
      ( ❤ of course!)

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      Oh, good luck for you too! University is what you make out of it and despite all the pain, I am slowly getting addictive to the feeling of self learning and continuous involvement. I really love my life right now and hope it is the same for you 🙂
      Yes, writing for cdramadevotee required a lot of work, but it is something we really enjoyed doing. If I had more time and can afford it, I would love to keep running the blog. Thank you for stepping in on Cnesdevotee (just posted ur Ent Update, hope you don’t mind!)
      Love you very much and thank you for been so nice and supportive!
      (hehe, Archidisign notices everything ;))

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      • visionofjm says:

        Thank you! Very happy to hear that you are satisfied with your life right now. Self-learning is such a captivating thing, especially when it involves topics that you really care about. It is something I’ve never stopped doing for the past few years.
        You’re welcome! Not all my classes have started yet, so I had more free time this week to step in on Cnewsdevotee. I will be busy very soon, but doing Entertainment Update posts will be the most I can do, by then.
        (Thank you for publishing the post! I was actually wondering exactly when it’d get published, haha)
        Likewise, ❤

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      • intellectualkitten says:

        Oh yes… It is important to find a balance between blogging and studying and if it is hard to do both, I think studying takes the priority. And it is so great you are doing Ent Update because a lot of new bloggers aren’t fluent or very literate in mandarin.
        (hehe… I usually post after 2-4 days max, coz the news are fresher this way :P)

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  34. Omg, I was away for another while and I come back to this message. Just wanted to thank you guys once again for being one of the best and most hardworking centertainment blog around. It was really, really great to have been here throughout your blogging journey. All the best in both of your future endeavours!

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    • Yeah :”(( You were one of the first blog we interacted with and I think we nearly started at the same time. Guess we are less enduring >< It was amazing to have you with us through this whole journey and thanks for the compliments and wishes!! *hug*

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      Thank you Kate ^^! You were with us for such a long time of this journey, I wish you all the best too. It is simply bittersweet to say goodbye like this :”(

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  35. Cloud says:

    Dear achidisign and ikitten,
    While we can’t be certain what waits for us at the end of each journey, when it ends we can only look back and marvel at how wonderful this journey has been, having the privilege of travelling with you. Thank you for inviting us along for the ride and for sharing your love for all things C-entertainment with us. Such indulgence. We have been spoilt by you and you have certainly raised the bar. You have an awesome gift and it is even more awesome that you made many here feel special to be part of your journey. We took so much pleasure and joy in travelling with you. KUDOS to both of you that managed to do what you did for so long when you have so many other things you could be doing. It takes great commitment and dedication and we can feel the love that has been your fuel and strength. You have a big heart of generosity and we continue to cheer you on. No matter what you do in the future I know you will not only succeed but do so in great style and glorious fashion. I pray for God’s special grace to abound in both of you and may you continue to find joy and happiness always.

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    • Dear Cloud,
      You phrase your words so beautifully I am in awe! *_* Thanks for this beautiful message. Looking back, we have written so MANY posts, including a lot of them that I will refer to myself. We also met wonderful people like you and everyone on this post and it is mind blowing for me that we could have done all that in only 1.5 years. We are so privileged to have you girls! You are complimenting us more than I feel like I deserves. ❤ I never thought of me as a leader or anything, but the fact that we could have done this and created such a beautiful community touches me deeply. I am happy and moved. Thanks for these amazing wishes *_* I hope you also find great success in your future adventures!! 😀

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      OMG. Reading this comment felt like reading poetry. By the end of it, I really felt like crying. You are a wonderful person for giving us such beautiful words and it really touched my heart.
      Your words, and the words of everyone in this comment section, will stay with me for a long time and they will be my strength when I need your support. Thank you for thinking we gave the community so much; but the truth is… you guys also gave us so much more love.

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  36. I will miss you both so much!!! *cries* and didn’t expect you guys to include my name here haha and also didn’t expect that you would leave just when I’m back now in dramaland 😦

    you guys will forever be my favorite bloggers! good luck with everything! It actually made me happy that even though you won’t be as active as before, you would still read and comment at times! thought I wouldn’t see you guys anymore but anyway, I know that you guys have wonderful lives waiting ahead of you! I have so much to say but it’s almost 2AM here already so I maybe I’ll comment more when I can and hope that you can still see it!

    Love you both and wishing you all the best! 😀 ❤

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    • *cries with you while holding you* Haha, of course we would include you! 1.5 is not even that long and I still remember when you first joined skimmedmilkdrama! What you are back now?! We have such bad timing with each other xD
      Thanks so much!! This means so much especially considering there are so many amazing bloggers (like you) out there ❤ Of course I will still read comments, will also try to answer them if it is in my capacity. ^_^ Sure, go ahead and comment. It may take me a while to get back to you, but I definitely will!
      Love you tooo and wish you a great comeback!! ~ ❤

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      Thank you dramarian :DDD OMG, I am so happy to see you are back, hope you had a blast at the conference this summer ^^. If only we could have interacted longer 😦
      There is a new project calling Cnewsdevotee (more information in the newer posts!) and as a moderator, I will stick around there for some time. Hope we can talk more about this amazing world together.
      And congratz for being back >< Love

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      • thank you, dear! I really did 😀 looking forward to that new project! same here, wish we could have but I know that you and archidesign are off to do greater things and I really wish you all the best!

        Love love ❤

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  37. I am devastated that you guys will be discontinuing with this blog!!! 😦 I sincerely appreciate your unwavering efforts. You guys are amazing! T__T I will definitely miss coming here for my Chinese entertainment news! I hope you guys the best in all you do. I will pop back here once in a while! Thanks again for everything! ❤ ❤

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      Thank you tammy 🙂 Yes…. it is the end of an era for us too 😦 A blessing and a curse. Our efforts were blessed with all the beautiful comments we received, so I believe we got a lot more than we bargained for ^^. I will seriously miss having all your attentions and support ><
      PS. Check out Cnewsdevotee as it may become the new abode of this community ^^

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  38. dwi says:

    I have been out of the city for the couple days..so, when i read this topic, I am kind of surprise at first and think that this must be some kind of april mop in the september ..and when i starting to read every words you guys wrote then I realize that this is real..
    I am really sad with this but i respect yous decision , and i wish that you have all good thing in the your study and everything that you do,,i found this blog when i searching the mytic nine recap..
    and i feel that you are really welcome for me who did not understand anything about chinese drama..
    I am often asking you about the translate and you patiently answering my question, and that make me who international fans of chinese drama drama feel welcome and warm..
    i feel like i found a lot of new friend here..
    thank you so much for such a wonderful friendship and journey
    it only 2 or 3 month but this blog make me wanna check it everytime i get online,
    btw, i just lost one of my ZLY fangirl friend @Archidisign..
    and actually today is my birthday and i feel so sad about this but i always wish you all good thing in life.
    thank you for your warm blog ..

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    • intellectualkitten says:

      Happy late birthday!!~ OMG, I am so late at replying ><
      Haha… xD It would have been a funny joke (actually… not so much, but a little funny :P) Thank you for supporting us with this decision and so glad you enjoyed the ONG recaps by Archidisign 🙂
      Cdrama is definitely intimating (it is such a huge industry!) so I am really glad this blog helped you. Truly thankful for your dedication to us 😀 (it makes me so happy!)
      You are welcome!

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