十动然拒 (shí dòng rán jù), which is short for 十分感动，然后拒绝 (shí fēn gǎn dòng, rán hòu jù jué) meaning “deeply moved, then reject…”, became an internet meme on China’s microblogging space after the following news story in context of this year’s Singles Day…
Yesterday, Huazhong University of Science and Technology male student Wang Wenjin sent a female student he admired a 160,000-word love letter he spent 212 days writing. This love letter contained various literary forms such as poetry and prose, and mainly reflected on the things they two did together and expresses his feelings through scenery description. He bound all the pages together into a book and titled it “I Don’t Want You to Be Alone”. The girl was deeply moved, then rejected him.
Wang Wenjin‘s reaction:
Wang Wenjin: Over the last couple of days, I’ve received about 50 phone calls, with many media wishing to interview me. I was deeply moved, then rejected them.
As it is with all internet memes, the characteristic phrasing of Wang’s tragic rejection went on to be applied to a variety of other situations, of varying degrees of amusement for those who can relate…
Yesterday, Huazhong University of Science and Technology male student Wang Xiaoming sent a male student he admired a computer program of 160,000 lines of code that he spent 212 days writing. This program contained various programming languages such as Maya Embedded Language, JAVA, and C++ mainly reflecting on the course design they did together and expresses his feelings through scenery description. He made it into a Repo and committed it onto GitHub, titling it “I Don’t Want You to Write Code Alone”. The guy was deeply moved, then rejected him.
Yesterday, a guy working with one of the Big Four prepared for his client a 160,000-word PBC template, including detailed instructions, and then titled it “I Don’t Want to Contact You Everyday to Request Information Anymore”, begging the client to fill in the information. The client was deeply moved, then rejected him.
Today, I wrote a 160,000-word petition, asking my boss for a raise. After getting my petition, my boss was deeply moved, then rejected me.
Yesterday, a Dongzhong [a middle school] student sent the school cafeteria a 160,000-word complaint letter. This complaint letter contained various literary forms such as prose, short stories, and poetry mainly reflecting on the various kinds of special ingredients he’s eaten in the cafeteria, asking them to improve the food, and was bound together into a book titled “Share You Half of My Cockroach”. The cafeteria owner was deeply moved, then rejected him.
Elsewhere, Chinese netizens have been commenting on China’s new government leadership…
Baby Xi truly is too cute.
Xi Jinping (Left) and Li Keqiang
A country led by a Gemini leading three Cancers, two Scorpios, and an Aries. The far right [the person mentioned (with an @) earliest in a forwarded/reshared (“retweeted”) Weibo microblog post] tucao: This is a country with no Virgos.
[Note: The humor lies in the double-meaning of “Virgo/virgin” and what that may be commenting on.]
Yu Zhengsheng‘s network…absolutely blind-your-eyes glamorous!
[Note: Click the image to enlarge. Yu Zhengsheng’s connections are particularly interesting because of his connection with Chinese Communist Party leaders Mao Zedong, Ye Jianying, and Deng Xiaoping as well as Kuomingtang (Chinese Nationalist Party) leaders Chiang Kai-shek/Jiangjieshi and Chiang Chingkuo/Jiang Jingguo.]