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Af, Books, and Community: ti skerb Retweeted Shan AF RJ mesa 15 - AF SP mesa 71 @ShanaBRX Jun 14 Fuck everyone who whines about ao3 News All News May 2019 Newsletter, Volume 135 Published: Thu 13 Jun 2019 01:03PM 03 Comments: 4 Recently, the Archive of Our Own has received an influx of new Chinese users, a result of tightening content restrictions on other platforms. We would like to extend our warmest welcome to them, and remind everyone that our committees are working to make AO3 as accessible as possible in languages other than English Read more... 20 t 2.8K 6.4K Show this thread ao3tagoftheday: zoe2213414: eabevella: naryrising: You can read the post here for more info, but I wanted to just add a bit about what this entails from my POV, on the Support team.  Somewhere between ¼ to 1/3 of all our tickets last month were in Chinese (somewhere upwards of 300 out of 1200 or so), almost all from users just setting up their accounts or trying to find out how to get an invitation.  A lot of the tickets are what I’d characterize as “intro” tickets - they say hi, list favourite fandoms or pairings, or provide samples of fic they’ve written. Although this isn’t necessary on AO3, this is not uncommon in Chinese fandom sites that you have to prove your credentials to get in (in fact it wasn’t uncommon in English-language fandom sites 15-20 years ago).  We respond to all of these tickets, even the ones that just say hi.  We check whether the user has managed to receive their invite or get their account sent up, and if they haven’t, we help them do so.  This means taking every single ticket through our Chinese translation team twice, once so we make sure we understand the initial ticket, and then again to translate our reply.  This is a challenging process, although we’ve found ways to streamline it and can normally get a reply out pretty quickly (like within a few days).  We do it because this is part of why AO3 exists in the first place - to provide a safe haven where users can post their works without worrying about censorship or sudden crackdowns on certain kinds of content.  We do it because this is important, and helping these users get their accounts and be able to share their works safely is why we’re here.  We hope that we’ll be able to help as many of them as possible.   There have been a few (thankfully few, that I’ve seen) complaints about these new AO3 users not always knowing how things work - what language to tag with, or what fandom tags to use, for instance.  To this I would say: 1. Have patience and be considerate.  They are coming to a new site that they aren’t familiar with, and using it in a language they may not be expert in, and it might take a while to learn the ropes.  You can filter out works tagged in Chinese if you don’t want to see them.  Or just scroll past.   2. You can report works tagged with the wrong language or the wrong fandom to our Policy and Abuse team using the link at the bottom of any page.  This will not cause the authors to “get in trouble” (a concern I’ve heard before, as people are reluctant to report for these reasons).  It means the Policy and Abuse team will contact them to ask them to change the language/fandom tag, and if the creator doesn’t, they can edit it directly.  If you remember Strikethrough or the FF.net porn ban or similar purges, please keep them in mind and consider that these users are going through something similar or potentially worse.  This is why AO3 exists.  We are doing our best to try and help make the transition smooth.   I am a Taiwanese and I’d like to put some context behind the recent influx of China based AO3 users. China is tightening their freedom of speech in recent years after Xi has became the chairman (he even canceled the 10 years long term of service of chairman, meaning he can stay as the leader of China as long as he lives–he has became a dictator). They censor words that are deemed “sensitive”, you can’t type anything to criticize the chinise government. Big social media platform won’t even post the posts containing sensitive words. You don’t have the freedom of publish books without the books being approved by the government either. To disguise this whole Ninety Eighty-Four nightmare, they started to pick on the easy target: the women and the minorities (China is getting more and more misogynistic as a result of the government trying to control their male population through encouraging them to control the female population through “chinese tradition family value” but that’s another story). Last year, the chinese government arrested a woman who is a famous yaoi/BL novel writer named 天一 and sentenced her 10 years in jail for “selling obscene publications” and “illegal publication” (she’s not the only BL writer who got arrested. Meanwhile, multiple cases where men raped women only get about 2 years of jail time in China). It’s a warning to anyone who want to publish anything that’s “not approved” by the government that they can literally ruin you.  Just recently the chinese government “contacted” website owners of one of their largest romance/yaoi/slash fiction sites 晉江 and announced that for now on, for the sake of a Clean Society, they can’t write anything that’s slightly “obscene”. No sex scene, no sexual interaction, they can’t even write any bodily interaction below neck (I’m not kidding here). But that’s not their actual goal. They also listed other restriction such as: can’t write anything that’s about the government, the military, the police, “sensitive history”, “race problems”, which is… you basically can’t write anything that might be used as a tool to criticize the government (as many novels did). This recent development really hurt the chinese fanfic writers. They can’t write anything without the fear of being put on the guillotine by the government to show their control. Most of them don’t even think that deep politically, they just want to write slash fictions. But there are no platform safe in China, that’s why the sudden influx of chinese users to AO3. I bet it won’t be long before AO3 got banned in China, but until then, be a little bit patient to them. As much as I hate the chinese government, I pity their people. I’m crying so loud…As a Chinese, you don’t know how your kindness meant to us. When I’m young, I read 1984, and I thought this story is so unrealistic, but now, it’s getting tougher and tougher for fanfic and the writer in China. Thank you ao3. Thank you for the people who care about Chinese people. (hope I didn’t spell anything wrong) Hi everyone! As much as I poke fun at ao3 culture on this blog, I love the platform and the community and I’m glad that it can function as a refuge for Chinese fans, both writers and readers.So followers! I encourage you all to be welcoming and helpful to Chinese fans joining us on ao3 and to be patient as the platform figures out how to integrate them. If any of you are Chinese speakers and are inclined to volunteer with ao3, I’m sure that would be appreciated. As for the rest of us, let’s remember that ao3 exists as a sanctuary for our community, especially exactly those parts of it that are most at risk under Chinese censorship (lgbt+ content, explicit fics, etc.) and let’s take this opportunity to be grateful that our community has worked together so well for so long in order to create this sanctuary. I’m delighted that that effort can now be helpful to Chinese fans facing censorship, and I’m excited to see how Chinese fans and fan culture will interact and co-create with English speaking fandom.And with that, I’m off to slip ao3 an extra 10 dollars.
Af, Books, and Community: ti skerb Retweeted
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 Fuck everyone who whines about ao3
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 All News
 May 2019 Newsletter, Volume 135
 Published: Thu 13 Jun 2019 01:03PM 03 Comments: 4
 Recently, the Archive of Our Own has received an influx of
 new Chinese users, a result of tightening content restrictions
 on other platforms. We would like to extend our warmest
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naryrising:

You can read the post here for more info, but I wanted to just add a bit about what this entails from my POV, on the Support team.  Somewhere between ¼ to 1/3 of all our tickets last month were in Chinese (somewhere upwards of 300 out of 1200 or so), almost all from users just setting up their accounts or trying to find out how to get an invitation.  A lot of the tickets are what I’d characterize as “intro” tickets - they say hi, list favourite fandoms or pairings, or provide samples of fic they’ve written. Although this isn’t necessary on AO3, this is not uncommon in Chinese fandom sites that you have to prove your credentials to get in (in fact it wasn’t uncommon in English-language fandom sites 15-20 years ago).  We respond to all of these tickets, even the ones that just say hi.  We check whether the user has managed to receive their invite or get their account sent up, and if they haven’t, we help them do so.  This means taking every single ticket through our Chinese translation team twice, once so we make sure we understand the initial ticket, and then again to translate our reply. 
This is a challenging process, although we’ve found ways to streamline it and can normally get a reply out pretty quickly (like within a few days).  We do it because this is part of why AO3 exists in the first place - to provide a safe haven where users can post their works without worrying about censorship or sudden crackdowns on certain kinds of content.  We do it because this is important, and helping these users get their accounts and be able to share their works safely is why we’re here.  We hope that we’ll be able to help as many of them as possible.  
There have been a few (thankfully few, that I’ve seen) complaints about these new AO3 users not always knowing how things work - what language to tag with, or what fandom tags to use, for instance.  To this I would say:
1. Have patience and be considerate.  They are coming to a new site that they aren’t familiar with, and using it in a language they may not be expert in, and it might take a while to learn the ropes.  You can filter out works tagged in Chinese if you don’t want to see them.  Or just scroll past.  
2. You can report works tagged with the wrong language or the wrong fandom to our Policy and Abuse team using the link at the bottom of any page.  This will not cause the authors to “get in trouble” (a concern I’ve heard before, as people are reluctant to report for these reasons).  It means the Policy and Abuse team will contact them to ask them to change the language/fandom tag, and if the creator doesn’t, they can edit it directly. 
If you remember Strikethrough or the FF.net porn ban or similar purges, please keep them in mind and consider that these users are going through something similar or potentially worse.  This is why AO3 exists.  We are doing our best to try and help make the transition smooth.  

I am a Taiwanese and I’d like to put some context behind the recent influx of China based AO3 users.
China is tightening their freedom of speech in recent years after Xi has became the chairman (he even canceled the 10 years long term of service of chairman, meaning he can stay as the leader of China as long as he lives–he has became a dictator). 
They censor words that are deemed “sensitive”, you can’t type anything to criticize the chinise government. Big social media platform won’t even post the posts containing sensitive words. You don’t have the freedom of publish books without the books being approved by the government either.
To disguise this whole Ninety Eighty-Four nightmare, they started to pick on the easy target: the women and the minorities (China is getting more and more misogynistic as a result of the government trying to control their male population through encouraging them to control the female population through “chinese tradition family value” but that’s another story). 
Last year, the chinese government arrested a woman who is a famous yaoi/BL novel writer named 天一 and sentenced her 10 years in jail for “selling obscene publications” and “illegal publication” (she’s not the only BL writer who got arrested. Meanwhile, multiple cases where men raped women only get about 2 years of jail time in China). It’s a warning to anyone who want to publish anything that’s “not approved” by the government that they can literally ruin you.  
Just recently the chinese government “contacted” website owners of one of their largest romance/yaoi/slash fiction sites 
晉江

and announced that for now on, for the sake of a Clean Society, they can’t write anything that’s slightly “obscene”. No sex scene, no sexual interaction, they can’t even write any bodily interaction below neck (I’m not kidding here). 
But that’s not their actual goal. They also listed other restriction such as: can’t write anything that’s about the government, the military, the police, “sensitive history”, “race problems”, which is… you basically can’t write anything that might be used as a tool to criticize the government (as many novels did). 
This recent development really hurt the chinese fanfic writers. They can’t write anything without the fear of being put on the guillotine by the government to show their control. Most of them don’t even think that deep politically, they just want to write slash fictions. But there are no platform safe in China, that’s why the sudden influx of chinese users to AO3. 
I bet it won’t be long before AO3 got banned in China, but until then, be a little bit patient to them. As much as I hate the chinese government, I pity their people. 


I’m crying so loud…As a Chinese, you don’t know how your kindness meant to us. When I’m young, I read 1984, and I thought this story is so unrealistic, but now, it’s getting tougher and tougher for fanfic and the writer in China. Thank you ao3. Thank you for the people who care about Chinese people. (hope I didn’t spell anything wrong)


Hi everyone! As much as I poke fun at ao3 culture on this blog, I love the platform and the community and I’m glad that it can function as a refuge for Chinese fans, both writers and readers.So followers! I encourage you all to be welcoming and helpful to Chinese fans joining us on ao3 and to be patient as the platform figures out how to integrate them. If any of you are Chinese speakers and are inclined to volunteer with ao3, I’m sure that would be appreciated. As for the rest of us, let’s remember that ao3 exists as a sanctuary for our community, especially exactly those parts of it that are most at risk under Chinese censorship (lgbt+ content, explicit fics, etc.) and let’s take this opportunity to be grateful that our community has worked together so well for so long in order to create this sanctuary. I’m delighted that that effort can now be helpful to Chinese fans facing censorship, and I’m excited to see how Chinese fans and fan culture will interact and co-create with English speaking fandom.And with that, I’m off to slip ao3 an extra 10 dollars.

ao3tagoftheday: zoe2213414: eabevella: naryrising: You can read the post here for more info, but I wanted to just add a bit about what th...

Alive, Bitch, and Definitely: Hi, I'm an actual Chinese person. Input from Chinese people from China is useless here, since China is...mostly Chinese people. If a white person wears a cheongsam, it's trendy or whatever. If a Chinese person wears a cheongsam to a formal event, they are almost definitely going to be scrutinised/exoticised/told to go back to their own country/etc. So until people that actually wear it for cultural reasons can do so without that kind of garbage in Western countries, l'd really rather not have outsiders do SO Like Reply 18m memecucker: memecucker: ghdf i’m sorry i need to bitch to someone about this… i just find it incredible how this person flat out admits that they don’t think mainland chinese people have anything useful to say about how elements from their own culture are used. what do they even think culture is if it can be completely separated from the people who take part in shaping it? not to mention the false dichotomy between evil westerners who would only ever wear something that came from another country for FASHION AND MOCKERY and the mystical INSIDERS who are all perfect experts on the history of the garb and would only ever ‘wear it for cultural reasons’, whatever the vague cultural reasons cited here are. what about chinese people wearing the cheongsam for fashion? this is so exhausting now thats what i call some ethno-cultural nationalism “actually wear it for cultural reasons” does this person know what “culture” means lol This dress was invented in the 1920s. There are people still alive that predate it.  This is like that Futurama episode where the king or whatever of Zoidberg’s planet talks about a tradition of ritual combat thats 15 years old but theyre still gonna call it a tradition
Alive, Bitch, and Definitely: Hi, I'm an actual Chinese person. Input from
 Chinese people from China is useless here, since China
 is...mostly Chinese people.
 If a white person wears a cheongsam, it's trendy or
 whatever. If a Chinese person wears a cheongsam to a
 formal event, they are almost definitely going to be
 scrutinised/exoticised/told to go back to their own
 country/etc. So until people that actually wear it for
 cultural reasons can do so without that kind of garbage in
 Western countries, l'd really rather not have outsiders do
 SO
 Like Reply 18m
memecucker:
memecucker:


ghdf i’m sorry i need to bitch to someone about this… i just find it incredible how this person flat out admits that they don’t think mainland chinese people have anything useful to say about how elements from their own culture are used. what do they even think culture is if it can be completely separated from the people who take part in shaping it?
not to mention the false dichotomy between evil westerners who would only ever wear something that came from another country for FASHION AND MOCKERY and the mystical INSIDERS who are all perfect experts on the history of the garb and would only ever ‘wear it for cultural reasons’, whatever the vague cultural reasons cited here are. what about chinese people wearing the cheongsam for fashion? this is so exhausting

now thats what i call some ethno-cultural nationalism
“actually wear it for cultural reasons”
does this person know what “culture” means lol

This dress was invented in the 1920s. There are people still alive that predate it. 
This is like that Futurama episode where the king or whatever of Zoidberg’s planet talks about a tradition of ritual combat thats 15 years old but theyre still gonna call it a tradition

memecucker: memecucker: ghdf i’m sorry i need to bitch to someone about this… i just find it incredible how this person flat out admits th...

Asian, Ass, and Books: <p><a href="https://shephardtsoni.tumblr.com/post/170900586937/cheshireinthemiddle-stoppunchingmyllama" class="tumblr_blog">shephardtsoni</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://cheshireinthemiddle.tumblr.com/post/170894681787/stoppunchingmyllama-h-r-puffinstuff" class="tumblr_blog">cheshireinthemiddle</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://stoppunchingmyllama.tumblr.com/post/170663286164/h-r-puffinstuff-nekomimichi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">stoppunchingmyllama</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://h-r-puffinstuff.tumblr.com/post/170661375031/nekomimichi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">h-r-puffinstuff</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://nekomimichi.tumblr.com/post/170660143991/libertarirynn-timetoturnonthelight-blog" class="tumblr_blog">nekomimichi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/170659538729/timetoturnonthelight-blog-nocturnalmoi" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://timetoturnonthelight-blog.tumblr.com/post/121848333178" class="tumblr_blog">timetoturnonthelight-blog</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://nocturnalmoi.tumblr.com/post/121845716450/cmoolas-vikingalitarian-following-the" class="tumblr_blog">nocturnalmoi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://cmoolas.tumblr.com/post/121845460320/vikingalitarian-following-the-announcement-of" class="tumblr_blog">cmoolas</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://vikingalitarian.tumblr.com/post/115237767185/following-the-announcement-of-scarlett-johansen" class="tumblr_blog">vikingalitarian</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://planesismyescape.tumblr.com/post/115221788607/scarlett-johansson-has-been-confirmed-for-the-part">Following the announcement of Scarlett Johansen playing the lead role in Disney’s live-action production of </a><i><a href="http://planesismyescape.tumblr.com/post/115221788607/scarlett-johansson-has-been-confirmed-for-the-part">Mulan</a></i>, Disney has announced the role of Li Shang will go to Ben Affleck, who beat out <i>the Walking Dead</i>’s Steven Yeun and <i>Fresh Off the Boat</i> star Randall Park. source [<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ">x</a>]</p></blockquote> <p>WHY</p> </blockquote> <p>HOLLYWOOD IS TRASH</p> </blockquote> <p>SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS FUCKING BULLSHIT.</p> </blockquote> <p>It takes approximately .5 seconds to click the source link yourself fam.</p> </blockquote> <p>Millennials are ruining the rick rolling industry. </p> </blockquote> <p>Okay, but why are y’all using the very real issue of whitewashing as part of a “haha, I fooled you” joke? The reason people are falling for this is that Asian characters really do get played by white actors all the time. This really isn’t an unrealistic headline and this joke is in poor taste.</p> </blockquote><p>Fuck you op for preying on the very real and valid fears of marginalized people for a stupid ass joke that ain’t even funny. Was it worth it you fucker?? Did you like scaring ppl who are afraid that their history, their childhoods, their own identities would be bastardized just like it has been countless times before? Cheap shot op. Dirt cheap. Also fuck the ppl on this who are giving ppl a hard time for being tricked. Like it’s not the most believable thing in the world that Disney would cast white ppl in non-white roles. </p></blockquote> <p>There is no dofference between a white person getting the role and the two that were passed up in this fake post. </p><p>The actors are korean. The character is chinese. A white American and a Korean American have the same lack of chinese culture and the same access to Chinese history books to study for the role. The Korean American actors would be acting in the same way the white ones would. So if it is offensive or wrong to cast a white person, you should have been just as angry that Koreans would have been cast. By your response, you clearly didnt. </p><p> You are so caught up in separating everyone in white and non white categories, that you have essentially made asians interchangable with each other, which is far more racist than some casting for a random movie. </p></blockquote> <p>They are interchangeable in looks in the same way that all White people are or all black people are. You couldn’t tell wether someone was from Korea or China in the same way you couldn’t tell someone from the UK or Russia.</p></blockquote> <p>Actually I pretty much can tell Koreans from Chinese people. Same with Japanese. There are distinctions you get used to after a while.</p><p>But getting this worked up over casting, particularly a fake casting announcement is looney tunes.</p>
Asian, Ass, and Books: <p><a href="https://shephardtsoni.tumblr.com/post/170900586937/cheshireinthemiddle-stoppunchingmyllama" class="tumblr_blog">shephardtsoni</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://cheshireinthemiddle.tumblr.com/post/170894681787/stoppunchingmyllama-h-r-puffinstuff" class="tumblr_blog">cheshireinthemiddle</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://stoppunchingmyllama.tumblr.com/post/170663286164/h-r-puffinstuff-nekomimichi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">stoppunchingmyllama</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://h-r-puffinstuff.tumblr.com/post/170661375031/nekomimichi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">h-r-puffinstuff</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://nekomimichi.tumblr.com/post/170660143991/libertarirynn-timetoturnonthelight-blog" class="tumblr_blog">nekomimichi</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/170659538729/timetoturnonthelight-blog-nocturnalmoi" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://timetoturnonthelight-blog.tumblr.com/post/121848333178" class="tumblr_blog">timetoturnonthelight-blog</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://nocturnalmoi.tumblr.com/post/121845716450/cmoolas-vikingalitarian-following-the" class="tumblr_blog">nocturnalmoi</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://cmoolas.tumblr.com/post/121845460320/vikingalitarian-following-the-announcement-of" class="tumblr_blog">cmoolas</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://vikingalitarian.tumblr.com/post/115237767185/following-the-announcement-of-scarlett-johansen" class="tumblr_blog">vikingalitarian</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://planesismyescape.tumblr.com/post/115221788607/scarlett-johansson-has-been-confirmed-for-the-part">Following the announcement of Scarlett Johansen playing the lead role in Disney’s live-action production of </a><i><a href="http://planesismyescape.tumblr.com/post/115221788607/scarlett-johansson-has-been-confirmed-for-the-part">Mulan</a></i>, Disney has announced the role of Li Shang will go to Ben Affleck, who beat out <i>the Walking Dead</i>’s Steven Yeun and <i>Fresh Off the Boat</i> star Randall Park. source [<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ">x</a>]</p></blockquote>

<p>WHY</p>
</blockquote>

<p>HOLLYWOOD IS TRASH</p>
</blockquote>

<p>SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS FUCKING BULLSHIT.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>It takes approximately .5 seconds to click the source link yourself fam.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>Millennials are ruining the rick rolling industry. </p>
</blockquote>
<p>Okay, but why are y’all using the very real issue of whitewashing as part of a “haha, I fooled you” joke? The reason people are falling for this is that Asian characters really do get played by white actors all the time. This really isn’t an unrealistic headline and this joke is in poor taste.</p>
</blockquote><p>Fuck you op for preying on the very real and valid fears of marginalized people for a stupid ass joke that ain’t even funny. Was it worth it you fucker?? Did you like scaring ppl who are afraid that their history, their childhoods, their own identities would be bastardized just like it has been countless times before? Cheap shot op. Dirt cheap. Also fuck the ppl on this who are giving ppl a hard time for being tricked. Like it’s not the most believable thing in the world that Disney would cast white ppl in non-white roles. </p></blockquote>

<p>There is no dofference between a white person getting the role and the two that were passed up in this fake post. </p><p>The actors are korean. The character is chinese. A white American and a Korean American have the same lack of chinese culture and the same access to Chinese history books to study for the role. The Korean American actors would be acting in the same way the white ones would. So if it is offensive or wrong to cast a white person, you should have been just as angry that Koreans would have been cast. By your response, you clearly didnt. </p><p> You are so caught up in separating everyone in white and non white categories, that you have essentially made asians interchangable with each other, which is far more racist than some casting for a random movie. </p></blockquote>

<p>They are interchangeable in looks in the same way that all White people are or all black people are. You couldn’t tell wether someone was from Korea or China in the same way you couldn’t tell someone from the UK or Russia.</p></blockquote>

<p>Actually I pretty much can tell Koreans from Chinese people. Same with Japanese. There are distinctions you get used to after a while.</p><p>But getting this worked up over casting, particularly a fake casting announcement is looney tunes.</p>

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Club, Grandma, and Journey: A elderly woman who decided to chuck a load of coins into a plane's engine for good luck ended up delaying a flight in Shanghai, a Chinese airline has confirmed. The 80-year-old passenger threw her change at the China Southern Airlines flight as she crossed the tarmac to board on Tuesday She threw the coins as she prayed for safety and so they would have a smooth journey, she told police. Only one of the nine coins she threw managed to lodge itself into its intended target but this was enough to mean that the 150 passengers on board had to wait around for several hours. Police were called to Shanghai Pudong International Airport after a passenger noticed the woman's weird behaviour The woman was travelling with her husband, daughter and son-in-law Flight Follow China Southern Flight 380 was delayed at Shanghai Pudong Int'l Airport on Tues after an elderly woman threw coins into the engine for luck "In order to make sure the flight is safe, China Southern maintenance has conducted a full examination of the plane's engine," China Southern Airlines said in a statement on the microblogging site Weibo. They also tweeted a picture of the coins. "After an investigation the involved passenger, surnamed Qiu, said she threw the coins to pray for safety. According to Qiu's neighbour Qiu believes in Buddhism," the police said. The flight took off five hours later Chinese people took to the social media site Weibo for a bit of banter about the ordeal, with one user commenting: "Grandma, this is not a wish fountain with turtles. Total value of the coins adds up to 1.7 yuan found (about 25 US cents), but local media estimated the cost of engine inspection and flight delay could easily run in the thousands of dollars. POTATO ES laughoutloud-club: Flight Delayed After Woman Throws Coins Into Plane’s Engine For ‘Good Luck’
Club, Grandma, and Journey: A elderly woman who decided to chuck a load of coins into a plane's
 engine for good luck ended up delaying a flight in Shanghai, a
 Chinese airline has confirmed.
 The 80-year-old passenger threw her change at the China Southern
 Airlines flight as she crossed the tarmac to board on Tuesday
 She threw the coins as she prayed for safety and so they would have
 a smooth journey, she told police.
 Only one of the nine coins she threw managed to lodge itself into its
 intended target but this was enough to mean that the 150
 passengers on board had to wait around for several hours.
 Police were called to Shanghai Pudong International Airport after a
 passenger noticed the woman's weird behaviour
 The woman was travelling with her husband, daughter and
 son-in-law
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 China Southern Flight 380 was delayed at
 Shanghai Pudong Int'l Airport on Tues after
 an elderly woman threw coins into the engine
 for luck
 "In order to make sure the flight is safe, China Southern
 maintenance has conducted a full examination of the plane's
 engine," China Southern Airlines said in a statement on the
 microblogging site Weibo.
 They also tweeted a picture of the coins.
 "After an investigation the involved passenger, surnamed Qiu, said
 she threw the coins to pray for safety. According to Qiu's neighbour
 Qiu believes in Buddhism," the police said.
 The flight took off five hours later
 Chinese people took to the social media site Weibo for a bit of
 banter about the ordeal, with one user commenting: "Grandma, this
 is not a wish fountain with turtles.
 Total value of the coins adds up to 1.7 yuan found (about 25 US
 cents), but local media estimated the cost of engine inspection and
 flight delay could easily run in the thousands of dollars.
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