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  1. @willyliaw I am honored that you made an account to comment to my post . Even until now I am still stuck at episode 32. Watching the future episodes trailer and reading people post here regarding the ending just suck up all my enthusiasm. Add my increase in work load these past two months, I end up losing any will to continue (for now at least). Honestly, this is my first time watching xianxia novel (the ones that focusing on cultivation with at least few hundreds chapters) adaption from the novel that I read. So perhaps I was at fault for setting my expectation too high. Until today I still rage for how the drama butchered the "sacredness" of alchemy profession and Xian Yan - Xun Er romance.
  2. @bastion Actually I am still stuck at episode 32 and just watching trailer for further episodes. I kind of avoiding this thread because I am afraid I will affect all of you with my negative aura ..... I am very disappointed with this drama adaptation. Everything feels cheapened. Xun Er is weak and needs this skill endowment from dunno who to become powerful. And what is this about dragon? Are they trying to incorporating Zi Yan character to Xun Er? And then Xiao Yan is still a boy who always run to Yao Lao for help and advice. Where is the powerful and mature Xiao Yan that can protect his teacher? From the latest trailer I watched, Xiao Yan gets a mark that is said to be Dou Di mark? Is my hearing and understanding correct? If this is true, then they cheapened the way of Xiao Yan get to be a Dou Di, too ..... Well, they can hold the Soul Hall arc in the season 2. Perhaps end the season 1 with Xiao Yan vs Yan Ran fight. I don't think that they will have enough time for Soul Hall arc at this point of time. Season 2 can start with central plain. There are lots of story in central plain although I suspect we will get lots of drama original arc. Also, in the drama, they already connected Soul Hall with Hun clan. This needs more elaboration, so I believe we will still get season 2. Even though by some miracle season 1 can end with Hun Mie Sheng defeat, the drama still needs to flesh out Hun clan.
  3. @BreezeC Very good video! Thank you for sharing! Please make more. How about incorporating the devastating ending this time? By the way, your video makes me realize how good ZYL in white. Black is kind of male color. All male wear black looks good to me. But white is kind of yes/no. There is something in white that makes ZYL much more appealing in my eyes
  4. I heard that Wu Xie and Zhang Qilin has brotherly relationship bordering BL in the later part of the series (I take that it is that very part ZYL will act on in this adaptation?!). Therefore, I hope that we will get an actor for Zhang Qilin that can have good chemistry with ZYL like the one we get with Bai Yu in Guardian.
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    Zhu Yi Long 朱一龙 Official Thread

    I have to say that ZYL get more handsome the older he is
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    Zhu Yi Long 朱一龙 Official Thread

    Hi! Please check on "dramamu". I found all three dramas there. Actually it is easier to find chinese drama with indo sub than with eng sub these days, especially for those unpopular drama (drama without idol). I am very surprised at this. A couple of dramas like Xuan Yuan Sword - Han Cloud and The Legend of Jade Sword, I cannot find those in eng sub at all. But then suddenly I found those in indo sub .... @node Woah! You are NodeZero from YT? I am a fan of your videos .
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    Zhu Yi Long 朱一龙 Official Thread

    @katthy Hahahahahaha! Of course I know you are from Italy. I just want to let those who come from Indonesia know that they can enjoy those three dramas in our language (luckily) so that they don' t need to be frustrated with the lack of eng sub. Sorry, seems my wording was indeed rather ambiguous regarding whom I subjected my sentences for I feel pretty bad for you since I know that it will be very hard for European countries to have chinese dramas subbed to their language (or not?). I can understand your frustration perfectly since I often got frustrated searching for sub for my favorite Chinese drama and found nothing. Those indo subs actually come as surprise for me since I never realize that my country is that into Chinese drama (turn out I am out of date with my country preference). As far as I know, country that has abundant of subs for Chinese dramas is Vietnam. Chinese dramas are always have problem in subbing unlike Korean dramas. I think the language is more difficult to translate?! Not to mention the monstrous number of episodes. Anyway, ever since ZYL rise to popularity, I always wish that somebody will take the project of subbing old dramas of ZYL to english, the good ones especially that showcased his acting skill.
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    Zhu Yi Long 朱一龙 Official Thread

    @katthy Unfortunately for us, it is very hard to find old dramas of Zhu Yi Long in eng sub. I am pretty lucky because my country people seem to be more and more interested in chinese dramas these days, so there are quite a number of dramas that do not have eng sub, get translated to my language. Sadly, my luck stop at Love for Three Lifetimes. So for you that come from Indonesia, be happy that you can enjoy Border Town Prodigal, As Flower Fade and Fly Across the Sky, and Royal Sister Return fully subbed in Indonesian language. I really hope that someone will continue the subbing for Border Town Prodigal. Even though this is not a good drama in term of storyline, this drama in my opinion really highlighted ZYL acting skill. My life is never the same after watching this drama. ZYL was re-defined what was called tragic character here. His inner pain, sadness and depression really wrenched my heart. Even when he smiled, you could still feel his inner pain. It was so perfect that it changed my way to evaluate an actor/actress in acting sad scene. I have read the novel too, and I say ZYL captured Fu Hong Xue nuances in the novel perfectly. This drama is the very culprit that made me unable to fully enjoy Ashes of Love. Therefore I wish that all ZYL fans can watch this drama. It is a great experience that can make you admire him even more. Xin Xiao Shi Yi Lang ..... ZYL was the only one that made me grit my teeth and continued on watching until the end. I hated the story, and the female lead frustrated me to no end.
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    Zhu Yi Long 朱一龙 Official Thread

    @BreezeC What is this mv compilation of ZYL characters death that you are talking? I am planning to watch Love for Three Lifetimes, but sadly I cannot find sub. ..... Therefore I am on my way to try watching The Legend of Miyue. Do you have other recommendation? By the way regarding The Lost Tomb, since there is a "reboot" tagging in the title, are we sure that the adaption ZYL acts on is not the first arc? Because I have tried watching Tomb Raider movie and The Lost Tomb season 1. Sadly, I don't like the Wu Xie character there. Too naive for my taste, thus I hope that ZYL will play a matured Wu Xie instead.
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    Zhu Yi Long 朱一龙 Official Thread

    Welcome to @softzyl and @minshinlover!!! Hope you enjoy your stay in this thread @katthy As Flower Fade and Fly Across the Sky is one of ZYL drama that end in happy ending with him getting the girl. After watching the painful and depressing thing that was Border Town Prodigal, As Flower Fade was like oasis at that point of time. I really like his character there. I hope you have fun watching. @siobhanne If you didn't ask, I would never realized that there is almost no chinese drama that I know that has good antagonist. Good antagonist here means a character that you can sympathize and even root for. Chinese drama has tendency to glorify the protagonist while neglecting the antagonist. This is not only happen in drama, but in novel too. Well, one drama that perhaps has acceptable antagonist is Ashes of Love. Run Yu character there sure has justified reason why he acts like he does (even though it is still wrong thing to do). But, his character still cannot make me root for him, unfortunately (I know lots of people there will think otherwise though). It is Korean Dramas where I find has good antagonist whom can make me root for them more than the protagonist. There are 2 of them that I can remember for now: Mishil and Bidam from Queen Seon Duk, Gwi from Scholar who Walks the Night. Especially Mishil character; I think she is more qualified to become the Female King than the main character.
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    Zhu Yi Long 朱一龙 Official Thread

    @BreezeC Hi! Well, Bi Jun mother was more or less has it coming when she just insulted Lian Cheng Bi and his father. I understood that it was her maternal thing speaking but she must also understand her daughter was at fault. Based on my experience reading Border Town Prodigal and its sequel novels, I can see that the writing style of Gu Long is not my cup of tea at all. If ZYL was not in Xin Xiao Shi Yi Lang, I would never watch this drama. Border Town Prodigal was more bearable since the drama change things a bit with making Fu Hong Xue main focus instead of Ye Kai. I should commend ZYL here for his acting. Lian Cheng Bi is a pitiful character, just as Fu Hong Xue (even though Fu Hong Xue is bordering tragic .....) but the nuances that I got from those two characters were different. They are both sad characters, but I think ZYL was able to level their sad intensity differently. Yes, I am agree with you that based on ZYL personality that we have seen up to now, he will have no qualm to take on antagonist role as long as it can provide challenge to him. It is often that antagonist role and anti-hero are more complex than the protagonist one. I hope with his increasing popularity, more Production house and Director will recognize his talent and give him a complex role.
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    Zhu Yi Long 朱一龙 Official Thread

    Hi, it has been long since I last posted here. Thank you for all the information and ZYL picture that all of you share here. They are really a treat to my eyes. I am happy hearing that our existence here is known by ZYL fans in China. In a way I feel like big family reunion . I don't mind if my posts is quoted since this is a public forum. Regarding the bad things happen with shampoo commercial, I try to look at it in a positive light. In a way, this just show that Zhu Yi Long has become very popular that attack on him (and perhaps to his fans too) has started. We as his fans need to show that we are a mature and logical people.This kind of attack in my opinion will just get more severe the more popular he is (and he will get more popular). Just take pride that he is that good that make those people think he is worth the effort to be attacked. I just hope his agency is able to protect his safety and interest. I also believe his fans and those who have worked with him know him enough to not fall easily to this bad rumor. Now let talk about happy things. I have recently finished watching Xin Xiao Shi Yi Lang ....with effort. The story left me with bad taste. ZYL character there Lian Cheng Bi is a poor guy who could not let go of a woman. Even though it show his loyalty, the woman just doesn't deserve him. His turn to bad side can work with more elaboration but well the drama just spend so much time in the romance of the main couple, thus the development of the antagonist is kind of neglected. One thing that I want to mention here is that ZYL looks much cooler when he becomes demon-like in the end. I literally just "wow" seeing him in that persona. I guess almost of us also agree that his Ye Zun in Guardian also looks cooler than Shen Wei. Therefore .....I kind of wish he will someday take an antagonist role that will make him the villain from the beginning . Not a secondary main lead turn to antagonist like Lian Cheng Bi or final antagonist like Ye Zun, but a real antagonist that is head to head with the protagonist from the beginning. Perhaps choosing a complex villain character? I am trying to watch Love of three lifetime, but sadly cannot find eng sub
  13. Unfortunately the chinese in episode 33 is too much for my limited chinese language ability. All I can take is that the man seems to relay Xiao Yan father words to him. In episode 34, what I can understand is what Xun Er said when she gives pendant to Xiao Yan. I take that the pendant is very important to her because she said to Xiao Yan: seeing this thing is like seeing me. Sorry, I am not helpful ... Well Yan Xiao gives up a mature vibe while Xiao Yan is more like brat .....
  14. Watch up to episode 31 and watch the trailer up to episode 34. While Xiao Yan misshap with Han Xian and Xun Er is cute and funny, in the point of storyline it is bad. Because it shows that up until this late of episodes, the loveline between Xiao Yan and Xun Er is not yet established. Still no mention about Xiao Yan dou qi level (his alchemist level mentioning is a consolation prize though). Looking from how the story is developing, it seems the three visits of Xiao Yan to Misty Cloud sect in the novel will be condensed into only one visit in the drama. And it seems I am right in predicting that the drama will give plot belonging to Yun Yun to Nalan Yanran with her engagement to Gu He. Well, what is the point of having Yun Yun character in the drama then? They should just scrap this character altogether and use the money to production quality instead ..... @bastion To be fair both Xiao Yan and Xun Er never say a clear I love you to each other in the novel. It is their action that talk. But I can understand your frustration regarding the slow build of the romance. Note: Am I the only one that think Wu Lei is better looking in Yan Xiao garb than Xiao Yan?
  15. In my opinion, the one at fault for this mess of storytelling is the script. I am fine with Wu Lei acting. Based on the story line that I can get from the watching the drama, his acting is on point. How can he display how dependable Xiao Yan is, how talented he is that all those women just head over heel toward him if the script doesn't give him the chance to display that? It is really sad that Wu Lei choose to not continue in his role instead of preserving through critics. Does anybody know whether those fans criticizing him or the story? The lack of mentioning of Xiao Yan cultivation level ever since his fight against Han Xian is one of the culprit of this mess. I have mentioned before in my previous post that cultivation is hard. One can be stuck for a lifetime in a certain level. One thing that is highlighted so frequently in the novel is Xiao Yan youthful. He is so young yet so powerful. The novel gives a nice analogy. There are old geezers who cultivate for decades just for increasing one star in Dou Zun level. In around a decade, Xiao Yan rises from Dou Huang to Dou Sheng. When he meet those geezers again near the end of the story, those geezers still stuck at Dou Zun while Xiao Yan has grown stronger than them. There are lots of other analogy in the novel that shows just how fast Xiao Yan progress. This cultivation speed is caused part by his own talent and hardwork, part because of medicine (he is Yao Lao student, that would not lack of pill recipe to help him getting stronger faster), part because of Flame method that he practices. Anyway, his strength despite his young age is the one attracting all those women (in addition of his kindness and loyalty), hence the harem. In the novel, his opponents mostly are his seniors (old geezers) because his generation can no longer catch up with him. With the lack of mentioning of Xiao Yan cultivation level throughout the story (and his opponents), we cannot fully grasp how powerful Xiao Yan is. The story becomes dull. All I have seen is fighting and fighting but I never get the sense that fighting level has going up. This is xianxia, not wuxia. The story left plot hole everywhere. It is never explained how Xiao Yan can beat all those people and why should it be a phenomenal thing. Moreover, Xiao Yan in the novel is a very confident character. Even when he is still weak and cannot stand up against those people from Gu clan that come to take Xun Er away, he is never felt dejected. He is more or less, confidently tells Xun Er to wait for him. I am sorry, but I cannot see this characteristic depicted in the drama. And I blame the script. There is practically no chance of Wu Lei to display this because the drama more or less is too keen on stressing on how weak Xiao Yan is comparing to others. At the beginning I am fine with the change of actor because I thought the reason is because of Xiao Yan age in season 2. The novel covers Xiao Yan journey from when he is 15 years old to around 30-40 years old. Since Wu Lei is still quite young, he might not able to display Xiao Yan range of emotion when he is around 30 years old in the story (plus I am here because of the story, not because of actors/actress). I thought we will get an older actor for season 2. But I am very disappointed when I read that the reason is that the actor himself choose to withdraw. Anyway, I will be happy if Liu Hao Ran agreed on the role. His Xiao Ping Jing in NiF2 amazed me and I can see him acting as older Xiao Yan.
  16. Hoo? Where did you hear this? I am fine with changing as long as it doesn't change the essence of the story. And I am also fine with adding as long as it can enrich the story. About Fight Break Sphere, all I can say here I don't quite like the change because in my opinion it lower the quality of characters relationship. The addition, I will hold my judgment until the ending. Since up to this point, we still cannot see how this additional arc will link up in the future. I can completely understand if the fans of Xiao Yi Xian from the novel will be angry with the drama characterization. The character just too different. I really don't understand why the drama made this drastic change.
  17. @mqiuwen If we go by the novel, there are more than 10 arc to cover in central continent/plain. However, we will definitely get much lower number of arc because the drama has cut characters and power structure that has arc in the latter half of the novel. Here is the characters that get cut down: 1. Zi Yan This is Xiao Yan senior in Jia Nan academy, the number one ranked student. She is not a human, but come from Ancient Void Dragon tribe. She has an entire arc in the novel when Xiao Yan helping her claims the dragon emperor throne. Her arc is also connected to Xiao Yan because Xiao Yan has refined wings from Heavenly Demon Phoenix tribe (yes, the wings that Xiao Yan uses in the drama). This phoenix tribe is very stinky when outsider getting their tribe corpse. So it is a very big deal when they realize that Xiao Yan got their tribe member corpse and even refine the wings. Fortunately, Ancient Void Dragon is the number one beast tribe in term of bloodline and strength. And this dragon tribe treat Heavenly Demon Phoenix tribe as food so .... 2. Yun Yun Even though we still get this character in the drama, she didn't get enough screen time with Xiao Yan in the drama. Therefore, I doubt season 2 will dedicated an arc for her. Perhaps the drama will give her story to Nalan Yanran instead. 3. Qing Lin More or less one of Xiao Yan harem. She has special constitution (something related with snake, I don't remember). 4. Liu Qing One of Xiao Yan senior buddies from Jia Nan academy. The drama perhaps will give his story to Lin Xiu Ya. 5. Yao clan (one of 8 ancient clans) This is Yao Lao clan. This is a clan that more or less specialize in alchemy. Yao Lao is thrown away from his clan when he was young. Later on he will return there with Xiao Yan. But since the drama gives us a diluted form of 8 ancient clans in the form of 5 families, well ...... The number of arcs will further cut down because those arcs connected with dou qi technique that Xiao Yan learns: 1. Skyfire three changes. The technique originated from Burning Flame Valley (resided in central plain). Xiao Yan will go that valley because he want to acquire the complete technique. 2. Three thousand lightning movement The technique originated from Wind Lightning Pavilion. It is a big problem when the pavilion discovered that Xiao Yan got their treasured technique. This pavilion stands in the same power strata as Falling Star Pavilion (Yao Lao pavilion, the one that headed by Han Feng in the drama). Even with these cut, I still feel that 20 episodes is not enough. I am sure the drama will give us original drama story line after all.
  18. @mqiuwen It is my first time seeing this MV. Thank you for sharing. These are the things that I take from the video: 1. I think we will get another heavenly flame soon. But I don't know which one. Based on the story stage, it should be Flame Heart flame. But the flame color is showing Purifying Demonic Lotus instead. It is a great change if they give Xiao Yan Purifying Demonic Lotus in this point of story because that heavenly flame is very powerful (ranked third) and Xiao Yan only dared to try refine it because he has reached Dou Sheng level. 2. We will get fire lotus technique (see 2.32 and 4.40); literally a technique of merging two or more flame. That technique is Xiao Yan original and his trump card. That is the technique that allows him to fight against people with stronger cultivation level than him (term and condition apply though, see my post about cultivation level power difference). 3. Based on the MV, I don't see the story in this season will progress farther than Misty Cloud arc. So, in the novel Nalan Yanran is not a student of Jia Nan academy but a member of Misty Cloud sect. Her teacher is Yun Yun and Yun Shan is Yun Yun teacher. Yun Yun is the sect leader at the time of story start. Therefore, Nalan Yanran is the junior sect leader, the successor to the sect leader position. Misty Cloud Sect is a very prominent sect in Jia Ma empire. But in the eyes of Dou Qi continent as a whole, this sect is not worth much. One thing to note here is: it is hard to increase one cultivation level. Even more when you are already in Dou Wang class or higher since the power difference between star is increasing. There are tons of people that trains for decades/lifetime but unable to increase even one star (even more true when you are in Dou Zong or higher). It is like a pyramid. The higher the level, the less people that able to reach that level. By the time of their destruction, Misty Cloud sect is only having one Dou Zong. In central plain, the powers there have at least Dou Zun as their power pillar. The ancient families have Dou Sheng. So you can see here how small Misty Cloud sect and Nalan family in a view of the whole story. Xiao Yan visits Misty Cloud sect 3 times in the novel. First is to battle Nalan Yanran as part of their 3 years agreement. Second is to ask Misty Cloud for responsibility of his father disappearance. Third is to take revenge and destroy Misty Cloud sect. Jia Nan academy arc is actually placed between number 2 and 3 of his visit to Misty Cloud. I hope season one can cover until Xiao Yan third visit. So we can start season 2 in central plain. @bastion I haven't watched Martial Universe. I have planned to read Wu Dong Qian Kun before this drama comes out, but then I got smitten with Emperor Domination ..... Cannot really stomach another xian xia after I read that one. So my plan for Wu Dong Qian Kun and Martial Universe stay incomplete until now. Is it that bad? I have read people commenting in Soompi, and their comments mostly positive. But again, perhaps it is Yang Yang effect .....
  19. @bastion What? 20 episode? Sigh, what can they cram in those little number of episodes anyway? I am pretty sure we will not get central plain arc in this season 1, looking from the slow pace. But there are lots of things happen in the central plain which impossible to be crammed in only 20 episodes. There are alchemy competition, saving Yao Lao (this perhaps get cut), ancient clan arc (I am waiting for this but since the drama cut the other 5 families ....... sigh .....), and final battle. In those 20 episode Xiao Yan needs to rise from Dou Wang/Dou Huang (depend on when they cut the season 1) to Dou Di. Seems will be pretty rushed to me. I hope that the drama will show us a Dou Di Xiao Yan. The final battle is so awesome in the novel.
  20. @bastion What? They haven't even started filming? Yes, he marries Medusa because of the baby, hence moral responsibility or more like obligation. I dislike this very much when I read the novel. Not to mention we see Xiao Yan exerts so much effort in order to be able to marry Xun Er; rise from declined Xiao clan to be a stronger existence compared with those young generation from other ancient clans. Battle through the Heavens is one of Xian xia that I like the romance in it. In the drama, Xiao Yan mother comes from Gu clan. However, I am sure that the drama would not make them blood related since Xiao Yan and Xun Er is the main pairing. The drama would not mess up with this important fact right??? @mqiuwen Your welcome! I know that for some people reading those thousand chapters is troublesome. Xian xia is a genre with monstrous chapters ...... About your question regarding Xun Er and Xiao Yan, yes they will be separated for a long time (around 10 years). In the middle of that long separation, they meet for two times but they soon separate again. It is when they are both Dou Sheng that they have freedom to be together.
  21. Yes, I have heard of season 2. Hopefully it is real and not just fake rumor. It is impossible for the drama to cram all the story left in 15 episodes. The farthest they can go at this point of time is until Xiao Yan make an enemy with Misty Cloud sect. At this point of time "three years" feels like a redundant joke to me. I don't see Xiao Yan anxiously leveling up for that agreement. Instead we have problems piled over ...... I dislike how Xiao Yan marries Medusa in the novel because that marriage is more of moral responsibility instead of love. And in the entire novel, Xiao Yan only feels the need to lovey dovey with Xun Er. I feel it is really unfair to Xun Er that waiting for Xiao Yan despite having lots of suitor and pressure from her clan. So I hope in the drama, Xiao Yan will marry only Xun Er. But the relationship progress in the drama is very slow, it is almost stagnant. In the novel I very much like when Xiao Yan states his claim over Xun Er. In a way it shows his determination in their relationship that he will definitely do everything in his power to show everyone that he is worthy of her.
  22. Finally catch up to episode 27. The story deviates more and more from the novel. I cannot say I like it since the change does not make the story better in my opinion. Instead, it makes everything confusing and creating plot holes everywhere. Before I elaborate in my rant, I will answer a couple of question in this thread. @bluemoony The story about Xiao Yan get infected with evil technique does not exist in the novel. One that almost resemble that one is when Xiao Yan get poisoned by a Dou Zong from Soul Hall. That Dou Zong practically is doing a suicide in order to plant the poison. Xiao Yan needs to find a Dou Zun expert if he wants to rid the poison (Xiao Yi Xian helps him to suppress the poison for the meanwhile) or Xiao Yan himself must become Dou Zong if he wants to refine the poison himself. At that time, Xiao Yan is still a Dou Wang. @mqiuwen No, Xun Er does not have a twin sister in the novel. Moreover, the Villain Village does not exist in the novel. Yes, there are existence that lives deep down below the magma, but they are not people (they are like animal/beast like existence). I don't know where the drama will take the story with this twist. I am annoyed with this villain village arc mess because the snake thing that lives in the magma should have been a heavenly flame: Flame Heart flame that takes a dragon form. And existence that lives deep down in the magma is guarding Dou Di mansion ....... @Kalla17 Xiao Yi Xian in the novel is a elegant lady. In term of appearance and demeanor, she is not losing to Xun Er. In the novel, Xun Er is depicted as goddess. She is like those highborn ladies; very elegant and high class, also very much pretty. Unfortunately the drama change Xiao Yi Xian character. Xiao Yi Xian is not dead in the end of novel. She is pretty much alive. Hai Bo Dong is also alive. These two do not have any relationship in the novel anyway. @RPM Sorry, I mixed up Lin Xiu Ya with another Xiao Yan senior, Liu Qing. The information regarding Lin Xiu Ya in the Jia Nan academy that I gave you is correct, but Lin Xiu Ya does not have any clan mentioned that lives in the central continent. Actually this character is kind of disappeared until the end of the story where he appears for a short while. So, Xiao Yan has three male buddies from Jia Nan academy that significant (accompanying him fighting the Misty Cloud Sect, drinking buddies when Xiao Yan has become Dou Di, etc): Lin Xiu Ya, Lin Yan, and Liu Qing. Those three are high rank senior students in Jia Nan academy. Bai Cheng, Bai Shan are small fry compared to them. The drama cut Lin Yan and Liu Qing and gives us instead Hao Tian and Han Xian. Hao Tian does not exist in the novel and Han Xian is never become buddy with Xiao Yan. I am very annoyed that Xiao Yan fighting with Han Xian with dou qi instead using alchemy as depicted in the novel. It is not logical for Han Xian which claimed to be an alchemist to want to fight with Xiao Yan using dou qi. We need to understand here that an existence like Xiao Yan who is good in both dou qi and alchemy is very rare. My rant ...... 1. The cultivation level seems to not be relevant in the latter episodes. Last time I heard Xiao Yan cultivation level is mentioned was when he about to fought Han Xian, which was Dou Shi. I don't even know what level he is now. Anybody know? Perhaps I missed it when I skipping and fast forwarding. All I hear in the drama is that he is powerful. But how powerful? What is the level of his opponent? And I found it laughable when Xiao Yan is dare to fight against Soul Hall envoy in this point of time. Also, the drama failed to mention the difference in power between cultivation level. Starting from Dou Wang, the power difference between level become more prominence. And starting from Dou Zong, the power difference between star become more prominence. When it is Dou Sheng level, the difference between star is very big that it is almost impossible to beat someone even one star higher even though both are Dou Sheng. 2. Alchemy tier is also not mentioned or important in the drama. Alchemy tier of someone is very much important. The alchemy tier is directly related with what tier of medicine that they can refine. There are 10 tier of alchemy and medicine with tier 1 is the lowest. The highest tier is called Di Tier instead of tier 10. The skill that Fan Ling and Xiao Yan display by using their own hand to replace pill couldron is only can be done when someone is around tier 8. At this point of time, Xiao Yan should still around tier 4/5. 3. Why they killed Nalan Jie? In the novel this guy stays alive until the end. I want to see and hear he himself regretting his action cancelling the engagement instead of hearing it through Nalan Yanran. Moreover, as novel reader the fact that Nalan family is just a small fry is etched in my brain. Thus seeing in the drama that this family elevated to be shoulder to shoulder with 8 great/ancient families in the novel is very disturbing. 4. Xiao Yan and Xun Er relationship. In the drama it is very clear that Xun Er loves Xiao Yan. But until episode 27, I have not seed the definite scene that shows Xiao Yan loves Xun Er. He is still treating her like a sister to me. This matter should have been clarified before they departed to Jia Nan academy. And the drama seems to be downgraded Xun Er a lot. She is an idol in the academy with her looks and talent. However she is indifferent to everyone except to Xiao Yan. All I see in the drama now, Xun Er is no difference with other women; it is no big deal if she likes Xiao Yan. Sigh ....... @bastion Same. I also don't understand the plot anymore. I wish we can be done with School arc as soon as possible. At this point of time I don't know how the drama tells about Xiao Yan get Flame Heart flame. Hopefully the drama is not hoping us to be satisfied to a Xiao Yan with only 2 heavenly flame.
  23. @BreezeC I already partly shut down my brain when watching this drama. My reason watching is to see Zhu Yi Long acting. I kind of addicted to it........ Anybody know whether the novel has been translated to English? What kind of worse ending for LFS? I already felt so much pain for him and you said it should have been worse I also don’t understand why the drama kills all the males. I think the story will be more tragic if only LFS died. In that way the other characters would feel regret and guilt. Between Fu Hongxue and Luo Fu Sheng, I choose Fu Hong Xue as having sadder story. At least there are still happy moments for Luo Fu Sheng. He also has adopted family that loves him. Fu Hong Xue in the other hand ......
  24. Thank you for all of you non-novel reader who share your thought on the drama. I am happy hearing that you enjoy the drama even though it gives me frustration instead First of all, please don't get me wrong. I am perfectly understand that there is no way the drama can follow the novel in detail and changes are inevitable. All I ask is that the drama should keep important key point of characterization and plot. There are something that the drama must not change because those are the core of the story. For the example: One of the interesting and important point in Battle through the Heavens is the existence of heavenly flame. This is very important because it is directly correlated with the previous Dou Di and the entire of Xiao Yan cultivation method. Linking to this, is alchemy profession. @bluemoony Happy to hear that you also wish that the drama elaborate more on the alchemist prestige. Sadly the drama never made clear that Yao Lao is alchemist first, and then martial practitioner. His student was and is always a student of alchemy. He was a very much respected and famous alchemist when he was alive (one of the best in the world). He literally told Xiao Yan that Gu He is trash in his eyes. And in alchemy, the teaching is never done in a formal school but through personal teaching because the teacher will then pass down his technique and medicine recipe that he/she has accumulated through life to the student. This is a fact that very much stressed in the novel. The very fact that Xiao Yan having Yao Lao as a teacher should tell volume on how his skill in alchemy. Actually Hai Bo Dong is not the father of Xiao Yi Xian in the novel. They are two people with no relation at all. Hai Bo Dong is someone that needs Xiao Yan help as alchemist and as payment Xiao Yan asks Hai Bo Dong to become his bodyguard (forgot for how many years). This is quite an okay change in the drama since I think it would give Hai Bo Dong more significant role. This character is kind of fade away in the later part of the novel, especially when Xiao Yan leaves Jia Ma Empire to central/middle continent.
  25. @BreezeC You can also watch from "onetimedrama.com" Is this forum allowed its post the link of online watching site? Or I need to PM the link?
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