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  1. There are a lot of similarities between the two dramas, but as L&D progresses, the more it comes into it's own. I noticed a lot of subtle plot devices and events that were very similar to what happened in TMOBP but with a different coat of paint. I took it as the director likes to pull from her favorite bag of tricks; and the reason the two match in ways, is that is what the director likes. Take the lead, Ju Chen and Ye Hua for example, I get the feeling that the strong, mature, silent type; that burns with passion on the inside is perhaps what the director has a personal taste for. What a fangirl. lol But honestly L&D is so enjoyable. I'm up to about episode 31 one now and the what makes L&D stand out, starts to shine during this current arc I'm in. It gets very emotional and touching, with plenty of lovable characters. Story wise, it's a humble start and grows stronger with progression. It's never been boring. I think the pacing is well done. Not to mention, costume, music and the CGI are all top notch. The leads also have very good chemistry together, and the side characters and their love stories are not uninteresting. I'm really excited to see where each potential romance goes. There's even a bit of second lead syndrome, where you find yourself rooting for the second guy, even though you still love the main paring. Crazy. I heard it has a happy ending too. So I'm sure that whatever happens, at least I know that the book will be closed nicely. I would say that depending on your preferences, L&D is either better than TMOPB, or TMOPB will always be superior. They are that close in qualities, it just comes down to the person watching.
  2. Just want to chime in and say that Love and Destiny is fantastic. It's such a good drama, and it's such a shame the subs are going at a snails pace. I would recommend it to any drama lover.
  3. For non-paying users, It's been two episodes a day, with three on Friday but I don't think any on the weekend. I checked and no new ones were available today.
  4. It is a nod to the tale of Mulan. It's been very entertaining so far, I'm so impressed with it.
  5. Ayyeee!! When it rains it pours. I just got over being ecstatic after finding English subs for Arsenal Military Academy, and then this! This is such a good day! Thank you!!!
  6. Thank you for the info. I searched the app store on my tablet and only got two iqiyi apps. I realized my problem was that it's on iphone only. I found the subs and it was on the google play store. My iphone was too outdated, this is great!
  7. There's an english version of Iqiyi? Is it searchable in the app store? Is it for android or apple? I would love to know, thanks for that info.
  8. I watched it raw, but the visual cues were enough to understand what was happening. I still want to watch it with Eng Subs though.
  9. I read somewhere that the Pillow Book was now aiming for a TV release, instead of web. But I don't how true that is. Maybe December? Could it be that we might get a Christmas release? Since right from the announcement of the Pillow Book, I was already figuring that It would be a whole year before we would get to see it, so 2020 was already what I had in mind. I can still wait, it's not like I have a choice.
  10. If someone took the time to add subtitles to the trailer, I'm betting it wont be long before we get the subs for the drama. My fingers are crossed too.
  11. I would take them with a grain of salt. Different people are going to like different things and make their opinions based on their tastes. Also, I found TMOPB hard to get into at first. I was almost going to drop it, until Feng Jiu showed up, and regained my interest. Some dramas just take a while to get those gears moving.
  12. I'm wondering myself. It's not a book, but the production team is the same and they claim it's the same universe as Peach Blossoms. I don't know if that means this is a different take on the world of Peach blossoms or if this a prequel far before the events of Peach Blossoms. If so, shouldn't Dong Hua's character still exist. I don't know if these questions will be answered in the drama.
  13. Wow another picture. Any little bit helps with the waiting. It's a happy birthday to Dylan Kuo. https://m.weibo.cn/detail/4380697797925828
  14. Since you're having issues, I've uploaded 54 to my personal dropbox, perhaps you might have better luck downloading from here. Try it and see if it works, if not I will look for another video platform to upload to. Dropbox will show a preview of the video before downloading but it's only 15 mins long. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r1t64p6grhsbw52/AACc9qHSCqSJ2lu9mELzQ8y7a?dl=0
  15. I'm glad to here you were encouraged to finish it. Honestly, I love this drama so much and I want others to be able to enjoy it too. I checked all links to episode 54 and they all play for me. Which Ep 54 link did you have you have issues with? Are you able to download the video from the OpenLoad 2 link? I reduced to size for all Openload 2 links so they could be downloaded.
  16. The post mentions sweet and sour fish and baked sweet potatoes. I need to refresh my memory of the book because I only remember Feng Jiu endured the fish and enjoyed the taters when she was a fox. I wonder. I'm so excited! Every released photo has been so beautiful. Love the look of this drama.
  17. @sakisuki @Alila Nguyen @bluehibiscus I'm back again! I really want to say thanks for patiently waiting. After two weeks of effort, I have the videos uploaded to show for it. I can't believe it took this long but I ran into multiple issues. My old laptop has keyboard and mouse issues. My video program randomly deleted my renders into oblivion after they finished, leaving me no choice but to repeat the process all over again. On top of that I lost internet when it was time to upload. This drama has made me cry in more ways then one. I've uploaded to two sites. Streamango and Openload. Openload excepted my renders at their bloated sizes, about 1.5 - 2 gbs each, which is quite high. I'm not happy with how big the file sizes became so I'm running them again through HandBrake to lower it, but not quality. I'll upload those too when that's done. *I uploaded them as Openload 2 Steamango also excepted them, but decreased the quality just a bit. If your internet speed can stream HQ videos, I would recommend using the Openload links. But Streamango isn't that bad. I just noticed a slight drop in quality watching the intro sequence. Watch Here Ep. 50: Openload 1 | Openload 2 | Steamango Ep. 51: Openload 1 | Openload 2 | Steamango Ep. 52: Openload 1 | Openload 2 | Steamango Ep. 53: Openload 1 | Openload 2 | Steamango Ep. 54: Openload 1 | Openload 2 | Steamango Ep. 55: Openload 1 | Openload 2 | Steamango That aside, I want to mention few things about the edits. They're are 6 edited episodes in total; Ep. 50 to 55. Starting off is Ep. 50; events after the Feng Mo mountain incident, remains mostly the same. I only edited one scene out and placed it in the following episode. Ep. 51 and 52 start the huge changes. Ep. 53; the arena battle, remains mostly the same with Episode 54 and 55 containing the last major changes. I suspect some scenes were trimmed of contradicting dialogue in order for the "happy ending" we got, to make some-what sense. With sleuthing, my edited version is my best guess at the original flow of events. Or at least now it flows as well as it can with what I was given to use, chopped scenes and all. When you watch, some scene transitions might be a little jarring. I did my best with fade-outs but at times the music wouldn't cooperate and fade-out on a nice note. I tried. However as I said previously, I did take the effort of fixing the random audio spikes. The last three episodes should sound the smoothest, since I paid more attention as I progressed. For subtitles, I used Rockfella's downloadable subs as a base and credit them at the start of each video. Whenever I felt the English read a little awkwardly, I took the liberty of re-wording the dialogue to be more concise, but kept the meaning. I've haven't yet gone back to double checked for misspellings/grammar. Rolling credits on the very last episode, I used my creative license and replaced the ending song with "Zhao Yao" by Chen Chusheng and Hu Shasha. This was just for personal preference, as I always prefer something different at the end of a series. It fits really nicely too. All In all I hope you enjoy this fan edit version. Feel free to share or re-upload them anywhere you want, if you want. Only exception might be YouTube due to their copyright policies, you would probably receive a take-down notice.
  18. Guess I'll have to watch both to find out what's missing. I thought at first the part where Li Chen Lan discovers who is dad is, was missing from the YouTube version. Until I realized it was placed in the previous episode, as the scene before the intro.
  19. Wow, news went from depressing to hopeful in just a shot. Who knows, with the dubbing being so fast, perhaps we could finally get a trailer with voices?
  20. Thank you for taking interest! I'm halfway done. And thank you for the info. I should have specified about the subs. I meant without the English subs already embedded into the video. I would be interested in finding the original videos subbers used, preferably HQ ones, if they exist. I did some searching last night and ended up at xiazai001.com where I found you can bulk-download all the episodes. Who knows if it's the cut I need but at least I would have a HQ back-up. Perhaps I can tweak the existing subs by rockfella to work? I also came across http://www.2tu.cc which has the episodes in their original state but they have three versions! Each one was cut a little different. My head is spinning. lol. I could only download one of the versions (I used episode 49-50 for a frame of reference) and my downloaded subs didn't match. I think they would only match the particular cut, shown in the screencap above. Are the talked about missing scenes in some cuts, egregious? Or are they removable? I don't even known what I've missed, if I have at all, when I first watched. The drama flowed fine for the most part. I just wasn't enthusiastic about misplaced preview-teaser scenes before the intro. Anyways, sorry this is long. I wish there was a definitive version.
  21. Hi there! I've never posted in this topic, but like the rest of you I recently finished this drama, and it's my new favorite. (The couple's chemistry knocked it out of the park. ) I wonder if anyone could oblige me with a couple of answers, if this forum is still active? I would like to watch this again, but I guess I'm looking for the TV version that is uncut, unlike the one uploaded to YouTube which has scenes missing. Where would I go about finding a raw HQ TV cut with no subs? I ask because I downloaded the subs from Subscene by rockfella assuming they would sync up, with some adjusting. Secondly, this isn't so much a question but, after finishing, I wasn't the only one scratching their head, right? Episode 51-55 seemed way out of order. I saw on this forum someone mentioned fans have already re-edited the sequence of events back into the correct order but all links are either dead or unavailable for me. Since that was the case, I actually took it upon myself to do my own re-edit of episodes 50-55. I'm already a week into it but that's do to hard-codeing the English subs back in since I used the HQ YouTube cut. It's tedious because of my editing software, but worth it. However, unlike the subtitling, all the scene editing is completed. I even took the opportunity to adjust the random volume increases and decreases so the audio flows better. I noticed that was a small issue with the drama. I don't know if anyone here is interested but I am close to finishing, (it's a labor of love) and I will find a place on the net I can upload the videos too. Thanks, if anyone reads this.
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