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  1. stella77

    [Mainland Chinese Drama 2018] Legend of Fuyao 扶摇

    Yey!! I knew his performance will win fans like Mark’s did. Overall happy for everyone, including YM.
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    [Mainland Chinese Drama 2018] Legend of Fuyao 扶摇

    In Thailand, the official translations are licensed so the novels are available in book form or as e-books but you have to pay; since they hire translators to translate from Chinese into Thai (who do such awesome work to capture the genre - quality is so much better than fan translations - sorry fan translator - keep up your work - no offense!). So no they don't translate into English or other languages. As a fan of Chinese novels, I am so grateful that our local publishers have been doing this for a while and there's a huge range of wuxia, xianxia, historicals and modern novels too. Several companies also translate many Japanese and Korean novels too, especially horror or mysteries. It all started with translations of Japanese manga and popular Chinese novels like the Three Kingdoms way back when in the 80's. Now the Chinese novel translation can be found at most book stores across the country.
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    [Mainland Chinese Drama 2018] Legend of Fuyao 扶摇

    Ah this thread is still active, which makes me happy. So many good BTS and gifs - that video with Mark crying was soooooo funny. I'm saving some of those slap gifs. It seems that they had a good time filming and so that's good for us fans that hopes to see them together again on future projects. Thanks everyone for sharing.
  4. I don't want to get my expectations up but I hope that this drama can portray the "break-up" well with all its complexity. In reality, the truth isn't always "clear" and the blame isn't only on one person -- it would be too easy. I hope that they show a more realistic view, where it can be an accumulation of many things, actions or people that set things in motion that triggers the emotions or rash actions (because let's face it - people make mistakes all the time with harsh consequences that impacts many people). So I wouldn't enjoy it as much if they made it too black and white or that they blamed one person or one situation etc. Sooooooooo happy for Eng subs. I will def. watch later.
  5. Yes, it is hard to believe unless it was like an act of total defiant or her totally going against the emperor and husband. I can see it - husband and wives can change both personality and dynamic wise over the course of their marriage without the complications of politics, him being emperor with a harlem too. Complicated doesn’t even begin to cover their relationship. Ok going back to lurk mode - sorry history geek here.
  6. stella77

    [Mainland Chinese Drama 2018] Legend of Fuyao 扶摇

    Ah sorry - I am reading both novels from the official Chinese to Thai translations; so not in English.
  7. ^Surely one day after it has all been Eng subbed, I will tackle this drama just purely for how they will deal with her losing the emperor’s favor and being demoted and banished. I have read some historical theories but none have been proven yet. Most popular one is that they argued and she cut her hair to protest (which is like wishing death to the emperor back in those time - major breach of etiquette) or that she was framed. Then there are tons of speculations re if she was evil or he was cruel and if she died of a broken heart etc. There aren’t too many historical books about her in English, I have to keep looking.
  8. It could be one of those intentional Chinese phonetic ‘puns’ since scepter spelling means “as you desire or wish”. My Chinese isn’t good enough to know what the characters of 如懿 Ruyi as in her name means.
  9. Since I studied Chinese history, I love little details relating to historical customs and traditions. The gift he gives her is called a Ruyi scepter, used for ceremonial symbolism. You can read more here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruyi_(scepter)
  10. stella77

    [Mainland Chinese Drama 2018] Legend of Fuyao 扶摇

    The Chibi artwork are cute but they didn't get his jaw line correct -- it is too round? I know that is the whole point of cute chibi art but nooooo! lol
  11. stella77

    [Mainland Chinese Drama 2018] Legend of Fuyao 扶摇

    ^ Thanks for this compilation! I hope she does one for all of Wuji’s great costumes too! YM is sooooo pretty as Fuyao.
  12. stella77

    [Mainland Chinese Drama 2018] Legend of Fuyao 扶摇

    Happy Qixi festival (Chinese V-day) everyone!
  13. stella77

    [Mainland Chinese Drama 2018] Legend of Fuyao 扶摇

    I will surely watch it after English subs have released up to maybe 20 - 30 episodes; which is why I keep praying Netflix picks it up so that they can do the subs. I read the first three volumes of the novel and yeah so I can't imagine going in w/o English subs - too much scheming to watch and not understand --- it would ruin it. But not worry - I will watch it.
  14. stella77

    [Mainland Chinese Drama 2018] Legend of Fuyao 扶摇

    Oh so many new dramas! I will watch Ruyi way way way later, after RoP because I know this history it is based on and it is pretty sad. Have to be mentally prepared to go into that tragic love story. There is a Kdrama in September that I want to watch too but nooooo time. Just found out that Fuyao will be broadcasted in my country on TV. Now my mom can watch it dubbed! It is going to be weird lol
  15. I didn’t think the low ratings are indicative of quality or that people aren’t interested. I think most people are waiting to binge after the series reaches halfway or those like me waiting for subs and it is more about not having the time to watch it live for two hours every night. It is not even about the quality, which is subjective based one’s preferences. This drama being political and has no fantasy is fine. Dramas are separate from their novel source or related stories - everyone can decide. Sometimes it is just about timing. I judge base on me watching first and foremost and then usually my interest on the cast and story. As for Legend of Fuyao, I enjoyed it very much and I will def. watch this show. I am praying that Netflix picks it up to do the subs.