Dec 18, 2012

BBJX Episode 6-10

All taken from

 Bu Bu Jing Xin: Ep 6

“I just want to find someone who truly loves and treasures me. Not a someone a man plays with in his free time. I’m a person, not a thing. I don’t want to be passed around.”
Ruo Xi rejects 8th’s offer to become his wife. But she doesn’t want to become the Emperor’s concubine either. So, 8th uses all his connections to try to get Ruo Xi out of the concubine selections.
[insert rant here] I understand that Ruo Xi simply wants to find true love, and not be treated as a possession. But in her situation, 8th, 10th, and 13th are as good as you can get. I think it’d be better to just go with one of the princes rather than risk being stuck in the palace as the emperor’s concubine. In JPLH, Qing Chuan + emperor wasn’t even considered. Hopefully Ruo Xi will completely avoid getting together with the emperor. o_o I bet they’re only taking this route to show the palace life and the beautiful Forbidden City.

Ruo Xi enters the palace as a servant. If she doesn’t become a concubine, she has to stay a servant from age 20 to 24. Serve 4 years as a servant, be the emperors concubine, or be 8th bro’s wife? HMMMM.
[insert another rant here] 8th bro wants to marry Ruo Xi. It’s been CONFIRMED by his own words. I’m still kinda weirded out by this pair. What ever happened to 4th? Anyway, at least 8th understands that if Ruo Xi marries him, it should be her own choice, not forced upon her.

4th bro & 14th bro have a great bromance, as they both appeal to the Empress to take Ruo Xi off the concubine selection list. I love the bromance in BBJX. :D Ruo Xi ends up being the Emperor’s personal tea servant. She quickly becomes the Head Tea Servant, and has two other subordinate servants. lol, leave it to them to be incredibly serious about tea. :P 8th tells her he’ll try to get her out of the palace when he gets the chance. I think Ruo Xi’s responses to 8th bro’s advances are rather ambiguous. I mean..he’s holding her hand and such, promising to get her out of the palace…for what (*hint hint* HE WANTS THE WEDDING BELLS TO RING!) I think Ruo Xi thinks that since she already rejected him, 8th got the marriage idea out of his head. Nope, not at all.

Ruo Xi asked 14th to find out 4th’s likes and dislikes. 4th, being the super smart guy he is, figures out that 14th was just asking for Ruo Xi. So he confronts her and tells her she might as well ask all these questions directly. Ruo Xi obliges and quizzes him on what he likes/hates.
“What’s your favorite fruit? Grapes.” *they both awkwardly look at 4th’s purple clothes* ROFL.
“What weather do you hate most? Scorching hot days.”
“That’s because you’re an ice block.”
“What are you most scared of? Crying women.” OMG I LOVE THAT ONE. 4th says all this with a completely straight face.
Um, I’m on 4th’s side now. He’s just so much funnier than 8th. And I like his overall composure–he’s calm, collected, and super observant/smart. He always looks like he’s evaluating the situation in his mind. I really need more 4th bro scenes!!

Bu Bu Jing Xin: Ep 7-10 (Caps)


Ruo Xi attempts to avoid 4th bro, but fails. 13th points out that 4th was the one who interceded for her and got her off the concubine list. Ruo Xi maintains a safe distance from him, carefully giving him her thanks. This scene is SO beautiful with the autumn leaves, omg.

We get another stunning shot as the camera zooms in on Ruo Xi & 8th bro. Basically, every 8th bro/Ruo Xi scene feels the same, even though they are filmed beautifully. 4th bro scenes are much more memorable to me.

Ruo Xi gets to go on an expedition with all the royal family. It’s basically like a family trip. 13th meets a Mongolian princess who’s great at dancing and horseback riding. They become friends and there’s some hints at a possible romance. Ruo Xi gains the Emperor’s favor by designing intricate tea cups, one for each prince. 4th gets a magnolia design, because magnolias are his favorite flowers. D’AWWW.

Ruo Xi asks for horseback riding lessons from 13th. But both nights he’s supposed to teach her, 4th bro shows up in his place. Ruo Xi makes up excuses to try and get 4th bro to leave, but fails. 4th bro teachers her how to ride under a full moon.
My only qualms about this scene was that it was so obviously not real. The grass was obviously animated, and you could tell there was a backdrop. It would’ve been better if they actually filmed out in a field.

The second night, Ruo Xi tries to leave, but 4th bro grabs her arm and pulls her in for a hug. AND THEN HE KISSES HER.
OMG. GO 4TH BRO!!!!!!
Ruo Xi struggles and bites him. 4th bro is undeterred, and says he thought that’s what she wanted. You can’t blame 4th bro, I mean..she always avoids him and even gave him a magnolia tea cup. Ruo Xi is kinda sending him mixed signals here, no wonder 4th is confused. I was surprised when he took the initiative. And he’s so frank about it!

Ruo Xi is infuriated by 4th bro’s bold move. Even 13th assumes that she likes 4th bro. She gets mad at him, and he cutely does the ‘Ok’ sign with his hand. OMG, I love 13th!!!! Ruo Xi wonders why she’s getting misunderstood by everyone. She tells herself she has to be careful not to mess up, as she silently sheds a tear.

Ruo Xi is warming up to 8th bro. She has an obvious crush on him now. 8th bro sends her letters and presents frequently. I’m still weirded out by 8th bro hitting on his wife’s sister. And shouldn’t Ruo Xi be a bit weirded out too? I mean, she’s from the future where guys don’t have multiple wives. O_O

Time for another pretty 4th/Ruo Xi scene!!! 4th starts walking toward Ruo Xi. She backs up and almost trips, but 4th CATCHES HER WITH ONE ARM. He says that he doesn’t regret kissing her. AHHH!!!!! I just love 4th bro scenes so much.
Crown Prince is demoted by the Emperor. Suddenly all the princes are trying to gain the title of Crown Prince. Ruo Xi is determined not to let history happen, because she knows that 8th bro will get demoted. But she fails, and 8th bro gets demoted anyway.
By episode 10, Ruo Xi has been in the past for three years. Uh, what? I felt like it’s only been a year at the most. This really puts things into perspective, showing just how long Ruo Xi has been friends with 13th, and how long she’s been serving in the palace. By now, she’s adjusted so much to being Ruo Xi that it’s natural to her. I think they could’ve focused a bit more on her inner turmoil as she tries to come to terms with being in the past.

OMG I love 4th bro. 4th and 8th visit Ruo Xi to drink tea. 4th bro broods over how he got blamed by 14th & his mom for not speaking up on 14th’s behalf. Ruo Xi demurely hands 4th bro a fragrant tea thingy, (I really have no clue what it is) and 4th bro takes it from her WITH THIS LOOK IN HIS EYES. OMG. The piano song during that moment is so perfect!!! It’s so bittersweet, just like this scene.

“I can’t control my feet. Why do I always have to follow him? 8th Prince, to love him, I can’t do it. Don’t love him. I can’t forget him. What should I do?”

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