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53 minutes ago, 12blbl said:

In the trailer ep 11-12, it seems MQ treat ZY nicer than before, he let her hug him and even pick her up, did he know his “student” was ZY?

Not sure if he gave her back the necklace at this point, but when one of his subordinates reports that Zhi Yan is fighting with Bei San Zhou/Yuan Ye ,Li Chen Lan rushes out and says “ Zhao Yao”

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46 minutes ago, hathanhthanh09 said:

Not sure if he gave her back the necklace at this point, but when one of his subordinates reports that Zhi Yan is fighting with Bei San Zhou/Yuan Ye ,Li Chen Lan rushes out and says “ Zhao Yao”

 

Right? Which made me assumed that he found her identity out or is close to realizing it's really ZY? Either way, we need more seducing scenes :joy: 

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2 hours ago, usagi1997 said:

If she seduced him like in the book there is no wonder he can’t forget her :lol:. Besides, men are falling for their first love harder than women and this puppy even had lacked love of any kind.

 

I am 100% sure they are keeping that part because you can see bits of it in the ending song.

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Few gifs of tonight's episode (11-12)

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Mo Qing already know by this point that Zhao yao is using Zi yan's body...

 

Ah... maybe I'm just weird.. but my fav gif is actually this one.. lol I'm not sure how to say it.. but this scene is really cool! 

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Oh wow that last gif is very cool. I know some people said the CG isn't very good in this show, but then I think if you compare with other Chinese shows of the same type, the CG here is actually not bad. It's not western show quality, but it's definitely not jarring. 

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2 hours ago, arcchidus said:

 

I am 100% sure they are keeping that part because you can see bits of it in the ending song.

I saw that but I 'm afraid that they stop after kissing :lol:.

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Well ,this drama lack hero,he is always the last person to know what is going on around him,the type of hero in the "The legend of yun xi"is not here at all.the writer has the right actor and actress ,a little bit of good story going on ,but, can't understand why she is so blind to the truth of seeking to hurt him when the evidence of her anger shows otherwise,it doesn't make sense at all,she knows him,he is not capable of hurting her,even ,memory of her around him shows the dip love for her in his ❤,this type story is confusing.

The man that killed his grandfather is the one she supposedly to be angry with,i am confused why   he is in the casket waiting to be resurrecte,he cleanly betrayed himself and her,stab her in her heart,t that type of revenge is what i was waiting for to be done,Mo Qing even have some score to settle with that man.even though some comedy in her quest to hurt Mo qing ,still i myself can't understand why she is doing it at all.i sincerely hope this is not other bloody romance"i hate that drama.

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D'oh, the hero in this Drama is the girl :sweatingbullets:. She really hates to be the damsel in distress and is very frustrated with her status at the moment. Before she was the one kicking asses and ruling over her own sect. She was kind of upset finding out MQ made it that peaceful.
The guy that killed her grandpa is dead for her. Only we know that he is still kind of alive.
And her wanting revenge at MQ is very plausible. He betrayed and killed her as far she remembers now and she is the very unforgiving type.

To be honest, I don't understand what is to missunderstand :ph34r:. The story isn't truly complex. Badass heroine kicks asses, devoted male lover, fighting against the evil.

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23 minutes ago, joyblack4 said:

Well ,this drama lack hero,he is always the last person to know what is going on around him,the type of hero in the "The legend of yun xi"is not here at all.the writer has the right actor and actress ,a little bit of good story going on ,but, can't understand why she is so blind to the truth of seeking to hurt him when the evidence of her anger shows otherwise,it doesn't make sense at all,she knows him,he is not capable of hurting her,even ,memory of her around him shows the dip love for her in his ❤,this type story is confusing.

The man that killed his grandfather is the one she supposedly to be angry with,i am confused why   he is in the casket waiting to be resurrecte,he cleanly betrayed himself and her,stab her in her heart,t that type of revenge is what i was waiting for to be done,Mo Qing even have some score to settle with that man.even though some comedy in her quest to hurt Mo qing ,still i myself can't understand why she is doing it at all.i sincerely hope this is not other bloody romance"i hate that drama.

 

Did I misunderstood? I got the impression she thought the guy who killed her grandfather is dead. That she already killed her. She said so in episode 2 or 3. She does not know he is in the casket. I got the impression it's a secret the immortal clan is keeping.

 

I honestly think the logic is okay for now -- it wouldn't make sense for ZY to just let it go. She is an eye for an eye sort of person -- so to her killing him seems fair. In her pov, he told him he would save her, and instead he went and stole the sword and killed her. She thought he manipulated her by feigning weakness, lie low, while she did all the work to start the clan and gave her a chance to take the sword and her clan. She assumed the worst -- which is that he was lying to her the whole time and everyone was right about the son of the demon king being crafty. 

 

The fact MQ doesn't really talk much doesn't help. He keeps his thoughts to himself and never explain anything. :/ If he just go and come out and call her by her name, maybe she would get it better.

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MQ did not steal the sword,even before MQ appear to give a helping hand to het,she has already been injured by the power of the sword trying to obtain it. to save her ,MQ was almost killed by the two clan who was still searching for ZY to killed,it was the magic and power of the sword that drawn MQ to take the sword ,she knows MQ has no strength to obtain that type of sword ,she has live with him ,knows his limited  power and strength ,he has never done anything before to betray her, to me,she would have pause to think how come the power of the sword  destroyed her and MQ  which most people csn beat up was  able to obtain that sword,then again her thinking was right about MQ been crafty,he could have by now captured everybody in the village to submit to him,he wouldn't be wasting time quiet in one Conner not make use of his power.I like ZY in beginning,no nonsense lady especially the way she fought those self centered too righteous clan to save MQ was very interesting.then again,they  did not show us how the man who killed her grandfather end up dead,only world of mouth.just hope and pray this is not second of bloody romance.

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On 2/12/2019 at 5:06 AM, hathanhthanh09 said:

Not sure if he gave her back the necklace at this point, but when one of his subordinates reports that Zhi Yan is fighting with Bei San Zhou/Yuan Ye ,Li Chen Lan rushes out and says “ Zhao Yao”

If I remember correctly, he didn’t give her the necklace until after she found out how she came to obtain it

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After defeating Luo Ming Xuan the 2nd time, she tells Li Chen Lan to not cry for her. She returns to the Ghost Market and gets a look at her memory. She learned of their amorous encounter and how Mo Qing gave her the necklace. She returns to him, and he dug out the necklace from her empty grave. He gave it back to her and she said that he can’t give the same gift twice. Li Chen Lan was surprised she knew about him gifting it to her the first time. I thought that part was funny lol

 

Zhao Yao is kind of dense and she takes a while to realize her feelings for Li Chen Lan/Mo Qing, but once she does she’s willing to put down everything for him. I did not watch Bloody Romance, but Zhao Yao never gets to stab a sword into Li Chen Lan. So no worries.

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She goes from trying to kill him to seeing if his lips are as cold as his appearance (or in my words stealing kisses lol)

 

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5 hours ago, joyblack4 said:

MQ did not steal the sword,even before MQ appear to give a helping hand to het,she has already been injured by the power of the sword trying to obtain it. to save her ,MQ was almost killed by the two clan who was still searching for ZY to killed,it was the magic and power of the sword that drawn MQ to take the sword ,she knows MQ has no strength to obtain that type of sword ,she has live with him ,knows his limited  power and strength ,he has never done anything before to betray her, to me,she would have pause to think how come the power of the sword  destroyed her and MQ  which most people csn beat up was  able to obtain that sword,then again her thinking was right about MQ been crafty,he could have by now captured everybody in the village to submit to him,he wouldn't be wasting time quiet in one Conner not make use of his power.I like ZY in beginning,no nonsense lady especially the way she fought those self centered too righteous clan to save MQ was very interesting.then again,they  did not show us how the man who killed her grandfather end up dead,only world of mouth.just hope and pray this is not second of bloody romance.

Again, she doesn’t know that. We know but not she. Part of the entire drive of the story is to find that out.

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Found the trailer for ep 13, but it’s another long wait till these eps air tonight!

 

Trailer for ep 14-15

 This preview looks like the scene where Li Chen Lan rescues Zhao Yao from Jiang Wu dispite  being injured from getting her the sword she requested. 

 

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Jiang Wu knows the same barrier spells as Qin Qian Xian because he is his dark half!

 

 

 

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I just finished episode 11 & 12 and kinda hate myself for not resisting :bawling:

I need to find a filler drama, so I take the waiting. 

The friendship between Zhao Yao and Zhi Yan is adorable. Zhao Yao seems to have a soft spot for good-natured people / like Mo Qing :lol:

 

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I find Zhi Yan to be annoying at times, but she does have cute qualities that make you like her overall character. I'm really happy that Zhao Yao and Zhi Yan confide in one another and sometimes bicker but ultimately care for one another. Hence, I'm super glad Zhao Yao is building a friendship with Zhi Yan (girl power!) while also on her way to rediscovering Mo Qing's feelings. 

 

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I think Xiao Yan does a great job. Other than Bai Lu she needs to play two characters and she is imitating Bai Lu's Zhao Yao very good.

The team did very good in finding good actors instead of going for names only.

Besides, every time when MQ opens his eyes wide I feel reminded at classic Drama girl. And like always I want the figure saved by the hero. So hopefully ZY will be allowed to be strong again like in the beginning and the Drama doesn't end in the typical "Strong girl turns into a ninny the moment the boy shows up" trope. My favorite Drama with reversed roles still is Mask. Let's see how this will turn out. :phew:

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Just finished ep 11-12

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Li Chen Lan suspects the Zhi Yan he sees during the night is really Zhao Yao when he sees her real face and the look of determination during her fight with Bei San Zhu/Yuan Jie,which reminded him of the last time he saw her (during the battle for the Wu Jun Sword). He digs out the ruby from Zhao Yao’s necklace (from behind her grave) and gives it to Zhi Yan, which Zhao Yao thinks is a token of affection. She wears it when she sees him during the night and he can hear her calling him Little Ugly Boy and plotting to kill him and he just lets her try! Li Chen Lan finds out for certain that the Zhi Yan he sees during the night is Zhao Yao by watching her meditate but never leaving the room till morning, so he actually sees her become invisible. Plus he could probably tell Zhao Yao apart from Zhi Yan from their personalitiy differences. Zhi Yan is timid and afraid of him but Zhao Yao is bold and daring.

 

Theres a cute scene where Li Chen Yao escorts Zhao Yao to her new room ( the one next to his) but she pretends that her legs are tired from the long walk and requests a piggyback. He actually bends down so she can climb on. Zhao Yao says she is heavy, but Li Chen Lan says he can carry her weight.Awww so cute!

 

 

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Not sure if anyone cares, but I've written a few summary for ep 13 and 14 for ppl on youtube - x-posting here in case you want to understand what's happening:

 

Summary

 

Ep 13.

 

Zhao Yao and Zhi Yan had girl talk about Mo Qing. Zhi Yan things Mo Qing likes Zhao Yao because he only acts like he is in love when Zhao Yao is in her body and not when it's just her. Zhao Yao tried to logic away that observation, saying men only likes women weaker than them. Not a strong women like her. (Soooo not true).

 

Mo Qing is out getting the magic sword for Zhao Yao. It's surrounded by illusion traps but he was able to break the trap and realize that none of what's happening was real. He had a vision of Zhao Yao stabbing him and broke out of the final illusion. He pulled the sword out and was told by the sword keeper than everyone who manages to pull the sword out can take the sword except for him because he has demonic power in his heart and Mo Qing noticed his hand was hurt by the sword. Mo Qing ignored the warning and left with the sword.

 

While he is gone, the bad guy Jiang Wu went and tried to take over. He set a very strong shield so Zhao Yao couldn't just break through. Jiang Wu took interested in Zhi Yan because Zhao Yao took over and impressed him with her swagger. He imprisoned a bunch of people including Zhi Yan while Zhao Yao was not in the body and Zhao Yao had to think of ways to save her, which lead to the other guy being killed. Zhao Yao was exasperated at the end because Zhi Yan came from the immortal clan and yet knew nothing about fighting and death.

 

Ep 14

 

Episode starts off with more Immortal Clans intrigue. They are trying to revive the guy that killed Zhao Yao's grandfather. Want to point out Zhao Yao doesn't know that guy is still there. She thinks he is dead and that she killed him.

 

Meanwhile, Qin Qian Xian has been trying to get into shield to fight Jiang Wu (the show doesn't tell you why he wants to destroy Jiang Wu so much when he is a pacifist usually, but those who read the book would know why). He couldn't quite get through but with Mo Qing's help those two broke through the shield. Mo Qing got annoyed with Zhao Yao and asked her how she got caught. Qin Xian Xian went on to fight Jiang Wu, but found out Jian Wu is using a puppet spell, and the Jian Wu he was fighting wasn't really there. He regrouped with Zhao Yao and Mo Qing and told them about the puppet spell.

 

It turned out Mo Qing got badly injured while trying to get the sword. But he doesn't seem to care about his own injury that much, much to his doctor's annoyance. Zhao Yao thought Mo Qing was jealous of Zhi Yan and Jiang Wu's interaction because Mo Qing seemed mad. She is still trying to kill him and still doesn't know he knows the truth already. She told him she is talking to Zhao Yao's spirit to keep him from getting hurt hoping to lower his guards. Mo Qing smiled and told her to tell Zhao Yao that if she just comes back he would give her back the leader throne. Zhao Yao didn't know what to say to that but she thinks he is not sincere.

 

Mo Qing gave her the magic sword he got for her and Zhao Yao propose a dual. Mo Qing went with it and gave her a dual. He did not use his own sword, and mostly just defended because he really just want to hang out with Zhao Yao. Zhao Yao was using full power and Mo Qing remembered the vision he saw when he was getting the sword, and at the last moment blocked the attack with his own sword at the end. Zhao Yao admitted defeat. Mo Qing stole her away to go on a trip much to everyone's exasperation. (Lin ziyu was like WTF, is he that in love with Zhi Yan already - he is so going to die soon, lol).

 

The doctor came to treat Mo Qing's injury and didn't find him, he was frustrated ith Mo Qing and said fine what ever, if you don't want to be treated, better that you die farther away (lol).

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@arcchidus Thank you for your recaps. It is greatly appreciated!! 

 

I really love watching Ep 14 and the fighting sequence between the 2 leads. I sense a little brief frustration from MO when ZY was really going to stab him (as it reminisce of his prior illusion); however, it quickly dissipated.  I am sure we'll get a more equal force dual between the 2 in the near future episodes. 

 

 

 

Sharing some video that I quite enjoy! Can't wait for next week's ep!! 

 

 

 

 

 

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