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15 minutes ago, icecoldorange said:

I disagree with this.

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Simply put, China wants to police its citizens because it reinforces the government's authority. There is nothing hazardous about homosexual love. Homosexual love is not contagious and it does not wreak havoc on society so there is really no reason to ban it or forbid it. Those who have incentives to ban it are doing so not out of the interest of the public but rather out of their own selfish obsession with power and control.

China is already the topic of many Western political newscasts from the censorship of Tibet, to the usurpation of the South China Sea, to the horrific air and water pollution that affects us globally, to the housing bubble caused by massive income inequality, to the corruption of high ranking officials, to the abduction of both foreign and native journalists, and so much much more...Don't even get me started about the state Western China is in. (and surprise surprise, all of these topics are censored or "spun" in Chinese media)

Also consider the fact that China is the world's most populous country. Just logically speaking, bigger countries will have more social unrest since there will be more people. So instead of settling every single political/social situation that arises from a massive population, it is much easier just to wield the government's power and oppress everyone. That way, political and social unrest gets quashed before it has a chance of causing a disturbance and spread like wildfire. If any sort of political or social movement surfaced, then it signals to the people that the government is not all powerful and, therefore, is susceptible to social/political change and progress. Those high ranking officials cannot risk social and political change because it means that they lose some of, if not all, their power so they do everything they can to quiet any social/political movement before it gives the Chinese citizens the impression that any government is susceptible to change. This is why so many people, like BLY's dad in the series, are saying that China's ban on JY and ZZ is counter productive because it brings China's oppression onto a national lens and, worst yet, on a global scale. Instead of just letting Shangyin phase into obscurity, it is now being discussed constantly because of the nonsensical ban which highlights China's censorship on a global stage. Do you realized how many people China pissed off because of this? This is really bad PR for China.

But there is hope because:

1) if literature has ever taught us anything, it is that love always triumphs over hate and that good always beats evil.

2) if history has ever taught us anything, it is that social oppression has never been sustainable. 

 

 

I'm not too sure about the "global scale" part but yes, well put and frankly, such political decisions for "social control" is not entirely unique to China either. BLY's dad's comment is truly very insightful. So's yours.

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2 hours ago, charlie10 said:

It's so sad that ZZ can't be around anymore at such events, supporting each other like that. ZZ is the type of person who is really lovely to have around for anyone, but particularly if you're reserved like JY. It's freaking cruel to take that away from him! (Hopefully, ZZ can be there anyway, just less officially...)

I think eye bags and puffy eyes need to become perpetual in fashion now... I can totally relate to this. In real life I'm very detached and intimidating; I used to have this girlfriend who was so charming and would pull me into any talks with strangers during social events. It felt like a blissful juggling game where we'd just be a cheeky and mysterious couple that enjoyed pulling others' legs. Navigating social interactions had never been more effortless. Indeed, it's a blessing to have someone like that in your life. Reminds me of the fact that in a family the wife would be the one to take care of socialising with neighbors and stuff.  But I have to give JY more credit for his ability to actually handle his 'idol' image for fans alone during times of sorrow. 

1 hour ago, sonicwave said:

Interviewer: What's your bigger ambition, acting or music?ZZ: Acting. Because visuallly and auditorily I will be able to give the audience a more comprehensive and direct presentation. As a singer, I realize that I'm not a super talented one.

If this is true then I don't think there's any cause for concern. Just let nature take its course. I think ZZ knows what to do from now (or does he?). I think he has a gift with words; he may want to become a lyricist, or a writer of something cryptic or a satirical piece. He's multitalented artistically but this can also be his downfall. Since I enjoy the more clever and professional side to his personality, I hope he can properly develop one or a few of his artistic talents to the fullest. At the moment I can't appreciate him as an artist yet. Nothing is more painful than having a bunch of talents in many fields and ending up mediocre in all of them.

Edit: Oh darn, so many new names I don't recognize. Oh hi...

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33 minutes ago, lovehaiyin said:

Hopefully they will keep./stay close with each other despite all the oppositions somehow.. thinking of them each day.. thankyou everyone for still bringing us news of our beautiful two.  No matter what, I will continue to support them - as couple/not, and this forum still brings me joy reading about them.. love all the fanfics etc also, thankyou very much for everyone's posts  and news on our ZZYY. Big hugs to you all..;)))xxx

 

@lovehaiyin i realized that i won't be any help for this forum.. since im not capable of being a detective:phew:..

so i'll just sit and CONSUME everything here :D love you all <3

 

25 minutes ago, shin01 said:

I can't get over this OPV :tears: The lyrics is so damn heartbreaking and really suits their situation

 

Thanks for making my night more miserable :'( @shin01

those drawings tho.. i love them :heart: someone should make a complete story of it hahaha...is that even legally posible (?)

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1 hour ago, gayyoxx said:

Oh! That's good to hear. What charts are those? I checked pop.weibo.com and the song is not there yet.

 Sorry  I couldn't find the name of the charts. Read about it then I forgot:sweatingbullets:

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17 hours ago, mama0731 said:

Really appreciate your hard work. Thank you so much for translating this. 

You're welcome ^_^

 

22 hours ago, hailouyin17 said:

 

Thank you for translating this chapter. My heart cried when I read about the first time GH and BLY saw each other. The feels that I have since JY and ZZ are being separated right now. I know that your work is devoted for YQ and YM, but will you be translating volume 2? I have not read any complete translation for volume 2 yet, well at least the beginning. This could be a wonderful thing that you can do. :) 

 

I want to finish translating YM and YQ's parts as soon as possible, while I still have the time. I'll consider it when I'm done with their story.

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CJD should commission an Addicted Anime for season 2 using WZ's and GH's likeness... I will pay for it to happen if possible!!!

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5 hours ago, Teng Zhu said:

Hi guys, does anyone read the Chinese  novel in Danmelia website? I'm trying to read the novel but it only show me up to 97 chapters. How do I proceed on to 98 chapter and above? I'm using my phone to read the novel online by the way. Any help is appreciated!!! 

 

It's the same when viewed on the phone. Those 1 - 97 章 are not the actual chapters. Each 章 contains several chapters. The separation between chapters is not clear, but it usually starts with  第一卷:___  followed by the chapter title. Like you, I was confused at first.

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ZZ is musically talented. we all know that. but please remember that in his band he plays the guitar and not the lead vocals. the lead guitar. most of his video posts before were all instrumental (guitar) covers. he knows his singing is not awesome level. he can sing, yes, but what I think he should do is practice and find the right song range/key for his vocal type and the right genre. but I think regardless of the genre, if you sing it in your range then it's perfectly fine.

rock may not fit his vocals well because rock music tend to have high range/keys. some, if not most, of pop music tend to be the same but there are really good songs that does not need high range chorus or bridge.

and I remember one BTS where he was playing a guitar.. I think he was doing/composing the instrumental of one soundtrack for Shangyin. while plucking, he was singing the notes. do re mi fa so la ti... and not c, d, e, f,... I'm thinking he knows his music theory well. at least the basics of it. and his song writings are good, so far as to some I have read the translations. except IRYE.. it's just okay for me but it's something they have written along time ago so I understand that.

 

I am one of the people who thinks JY can sing well.. when he starts singing (low voice/range) there's a certain feel to it. his emotional side is also released towards singing. but he really needs to work on control when going high and the tempo. it's like he suddenly wants to end the song. lol

 

well, this is just my opinion based on a few of my experiences in music performing, writing, and exposure. no proper training though :sweatingbullets:

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4 hours ago, icecoldorange said:

I disagree with this.

Simply put, China wants to police its citizens because it reinforces the government's authority. There is nothing hazardous about homosexual love. Homosexual love is not contagious and it does not wreak havoc on society so there is really no reason to ban it or forbid it. Those who have incentives to ban it are doing so not out of the interest of the public but rather out of their own selfish obsession with power and control.

China is already the topic of many Western political newscasts from the censorship of Tibet, to the usurpation of the South China Sea, to the horrific air and water pollution that affects us globally, to the housing bubble caused by massive income inequality, to the corruption of high ranking officials, to the abduction of both foreign and native journalists, and so much much more...Don't even get me started about the state Western China is in. (and surprise surprise, all of these topics are censored or "spun" in Chinese media)

Also consider the fact that China is the world's most populous country. Just logically speaking, bigger countries will have more social unrest since there will be more people. So instead of settling every single political/social situation that arises from a massive population, it is much easier just to wield the government's power and oppress everyone. That way, political and social unrest gets quashed before it has a chance of causing a disturbance and spread like wildfire. If any sort of political or social movement surfaced, then it signals to the people that the government is not all powerful and, therefore, is susceptible to social/political change and progress. Those high ranking officials cannot risk social and political change because it means that they lose some of, if not all, their power so they do everything they can to quiet any social/political movement before it gives the Chinese citizens the impression that any government is susceptible to change. This is why so many people, like BLY's dad in the series, are saying that China's ban on JY and ZZ is counter productive because it brings China's oppression onto a national lens and, worst yet, on a global scale. Instead of just letting Shangyin phase into obscurity, it is now being discussed constantly because of the nonsensical ban which highlights China's censorship on a global stage. Do you realized how many people China pissed off because of this? This is really bad PR for China.

But there is hope because:

1) if literature has ever taught us anything, it is that love always triumphs over hate and that good always beats evil.

2) if history has ever taught us anything, it is that social oppression has never been sustainable. 

 

 Sorry to say, you don't really know about China. Western news is not always right, but biased. The South China Sea problem I understand, as each country has its own standing, but I have to say most Chinese citizens will diagree with you, not just the govenment. And since when did air and water pollution horrifically affect the globe? China has many problems, but none more so than some other countries, even the west.

Let's not demonize China and drag political issues into this discussin. Instead focus on the series and actors. The ban does make me angry and frustrated, but the actors are moving on with their life and new projects, and I hope in the not so distant future, all will be better.

 

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21 hours ago, liesl said:

 

He kept making 6 with his hands throughout the photos. Just saying. :phew:

May I say that it's highly unusual for him to do that? It's not unusual if he only made it in 2 photos or something but he kept making it in ALL OF THE PHOTOS! ALL!! It's like a hidden message to someone. Hehehe... Now I'm waiting for ZZ to complete it by making a 2.

Let me live in my delulu land, people!

he's like telling ZZ: "baobei! we're doing our secret code. come and pose with your designated number." hahahaha delulu

 

10 hours ago, charlie10 said:

Seems there's also footage from rehearsing Happy Camp! I hope there's lots more of that. Because there's so much adorable. :)

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look at that laugh he made after awkwardly hitting the lady! i love how they are so playful in HC.

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6 minutes ago, zhouboy said:

 

and I remember one BTS where he was playing a guitar.. I think he was doing/composing the instrumental of one soundtrack for Shangyin. while plucking, he was singing the notes. do re mi fa so la ti... and not c, d, e, f,... I'm thinking he knows his music theory well. at least the basics of it. and his song writings are good, so far as to some I have read the translations. except IRYE.. it's just okay for me but it's something they have written along time ago so I understand that.

 

 

Speaking of his solmization, ZZ really needs to learn more. He needs to especially practice his hearing. I can't watch the part when he was singing the notes, because he sang it wrong in some parts. And I was like... :crazy: Noo!!

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I think I'm so late in this ZZ's vocal discussion but...

I actually like his vocal, though I only listen to Dust, Walk Slowly, and the rock song he sang at Thailand fanmeeting.

I agree his vocal does need more training, and he's not an excellent singer.

I personally very love his performance of the new song at the fanmeeting.

I very know he doesn't fit the rock genre, his gestures are very old as well lol 

But I appreciate that he embraces his hobby by releasing an album (probably maybe Enlight wants to milk his fame)

Well, to each his own, no? :)

+ I also think with proper training, JY can get many offer to sing. His voice is a very pleasant melody to my ears.

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Serious Question that i've longed to ask..

 

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is BAOBEI a legit word?

or a mere variation of "baby".. or a coined term by fans?

 

..'coz i've been wrong with DELULU before.

 

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23 hours ago, guhai said:

C9K6OrM.gif Shout out to Johnny who, the moment he stops modeling, buys nothing but bags and bags of chips/crisps to eat... C9K6OrM.gif

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I am sorta worried that JY went on a junk food binge to comfort his possible bout of depression... I dunno, as a model and athlete I imagine him eating healthy. On the other hand, so many upheavals happened to him lately, ZZ's away... All this would have felled a lesser mortal already. Stay strong, whale!!!

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2 minutes ago, liesl said:

 

Speaking of his solmization, ZZ really needs to learn more. He needs to especially practice his hearing. I can't watch the part when he was singing the notes, because he sang it wrong in some parts. And I was like... :crazy:

 

then he needs to practice his ear in that kind of stage. hearing everything (music, and people) and yourself on stage, live, is kinda annoying.. and I think even international veterans feels the same way too. you noticed in live performances when the singers (of a band) will remove their ear monitors at some point? I think this is to have a better hearing of their own voice.

again, he's more used to playing guitars live than singing. but let's hope he'll get the tricks to this before his concert.

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Screencaps of RFT2 trailer or some sort

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Wait, they aren't banned? I've heard their faces will be blurred but this... does this look like it's blurred?

I'm not sure ;-;

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27 minutes ago, thoron said:

Serious Question that i've longed to ask..

 

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is BAOBEI a legit word?

or a mere variation of "baby".. or a coined term by fans?

 

..'coz i've been wrong with DELULU before.

 

You have no idea what one can learn from this thread. It's a very legit expression! xiǎobǎobèi: little darling (I am pestering my TW bf with it now lol)

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and also, Towards the Light(?) is like a typical sort-of-upbeat-poppish soundtrack. I like that it has that bass drum sound but it kinda feels too much? hmm. still I like the melody.

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