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[Current Mainland WebDrama 2020] Three Lives Three Worlds The Pillow Book 三生三世枕上书

Where do you think Ep 48 will end at?   

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  1. 1. Let' take a poll just for fun since we are waiting. Where do you think Ep 48 will end at?

    • bing cang ceremony
      11
    • DH and FJ leaving Fanyin Valley
      27
    • Aranya's battle with the owl clan
      4
    • DH and SMY peering into the Miaolu glass
      8
    • Aranya in prison and talking to the mother
      5

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  • Poll closed on 02/27/2020 at 03:30 PM

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31 minutes ago, Wuzetian said:

I did try looking up but couldn't find. A bit overwhelming :sweatingbullets: And funny thing is I can't track my own activity especially the pages I liked, only commented post. Is there a way you can advise? 

 

Page 513 your qouted post, then next page the explanation. Uhm, I can remember because I was asking details too, hehe. As for advise...

 

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When I was small, I'd be randomly asked obscure details to make me more observant. :sweatingbullets: Then I got a job that required nitpicking.

 

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@LaxClyne Hoping that Jaywalk gets their artists trained in spoken English if they got Disney contacting them for projects. It would be added value for the artists too should there be casting for projects meant for international audience. There's a paradigm shift now in many films recently released like Crazy Rich Asians, Aladdin, and the upcoming Mulan especially.

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@Applemintz thanks for your info and your insight about this company. A good company must have their artists best interest in minds and also consult them on what they would like or would consider for their career. It must be a team effort with the artists so everyone can be satisfied. Agree with you on the second lead role in a quality drama. As fans, we love to see our favs in a leading role but sometimes there are second lead role more worthy than a main lead one. Especially when you work with a great cast and team.

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7 hours ago, MayanEcho said:

 

Vengo owned the DH role. Just by the height alone, he's DH. I can not imagine a flower boy DH. Actually, the closest I can feel who can also be DH is the TMOPB Bai Zhen. 

 

The fans should not be so obnoxious to act as if they know better. They are also right, but not always. The people in charge for casting would know the artist's calibre better than fans. 

 

I agree, Vengo definitely owned the role. I liked him in TMOPB but in ELOD I really saw how his acting improved so much, he played DH with so much depth and skill whether it was comedic, sarcastic or loving. On the physical side, he's obviously a very tall, attractive man which is what the book/character calls for but he is also sexy and charismatic which not all "good looking" people have. So, Vengo fit Dijun 100%.

 

If they cast a flower boy type I know I would not have been drawn to the DH character and story.

 

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3 hours ago, daydreamer77 said:

The plots sounds interesting :D.  I wonder how they're going to dress her as a boy. Will they bandage her this time ?:D

They really should :D even as XJ as a guy, she looks so girlie :D

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42 minutes ago, Zelnk said:

They really should :D even as XJ as a guy, she looks so girlie :D

I was thinking maybe she was supposed to be using correction magic too at that time? :D 

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I'm just so happy Reba is filling new a new drama :D. I hope she makes for last year, although it was fun watching her in Go Fighting.  Both Reba and Veng are busy filming, yay!!! :blush:

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6 hours ago, scorpio1m said:

I agree, Vengo definitely owned the role. I liked him in TMOPB but in ELOD I really saw how his acting improved so much, he played DH with so much depth and skill whether it was comedic, sarcastic or loving. On the physical side, he's obviously a very tall, attractive man which is what the book/character calls for but he is also sexy and charismatic which not all "good looking" people have. So, Vengo fit Dijun 100%.

 

If they cast a flower boy type I know I would not have been drawn to the DH character and story.

 

So true! Vengo's acting was superb. Sometimes I cringe when I watch some actors in romantic or 'playboy' scenes. Something about it seemed very unnatural. But I never felt that while watching DH. It could also be the amazing chemistry between Reba and Vengo that made their scenes toothachingly sweet.

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32 minutes ago, ChibiLy said:

So true! Vengo's acting was superb. Sometimes I cringe when I watch some actors in romantic or 'playboy' scenes. Something about it seemed very unnatural. But I never felt that while watching DH. It could also be the amazing chemistry between Reba and Vengo that made their scenes toothachingly sweet.

Definitely true, it was his pairing with Reba that made the romance zing off the screen. ELOD was all about Dijun catching up to FJ's love for him, she was way ahead of him in terms of her affections (like 2000 years I think, LOL) so it was just so sweet to see him fall for her. But I really credit Vengo for using his eyes and micro-expressions to create such realistic feelings and turning Dijun's character into one with more dimension. Dijun realized that he liked to be taken care of by FJ. Many people have served him but no one had cared for him with sincerity like she did. Episodes 30-34 is filled with so many subtle glances and slight smiles that just ooze tension and longing. So good!

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I am glad Vengo received so much love and praise for his character portrayal of DH. Did you know that of all her main leads, DH is also author TQ's favorite? In an interview, she expressed that she love DH the most but she also have a tendency to fall in love with her male characters. Haha, and she said that maybe after finishing Bodhi Fate, her favorite might change to Mo Yuan instead. Oh girl, you're so fickle!!

 

I never did fall deep for Ye Hua in TMOPB nor Bai Zihua in Journey of Flower. DH piqued my interest in TMOPB but because he was such a cold and heartless lover, I never really felt anything more than anguish.

 

The DH in ELoD is so multi faceted and interesting that as a reader of PB, I was really invested in his character development. His narcissism and sharp tongue although can be quite annoying at times became his endearing point. His shameless of course, we can't get enough!

 

I saw a really good video explaining Vengo's acting and how he managed to bring DH to life. It's quite long and in Chinese so I'll just summarize. The video started off with viewers criticism on why Vengo is so wooden and expressionless in his acting. They didn't like that Vengo only shows one look, the bored look. Critics lamented that Vengo's DH is like a stone statue and the acting part is one dimensional.

 

The video explained that this character portrayal is on point and that if Vengo managed to make the viewers feel that DH is cold, distant and unrelatable, then he has successfully acted DH's persona. This is why in the earlier episodes, we were so excited to catch glimpses of him smiling or giving an interested look because those are so rare! If he were to show a range of emotions earlier on, then it wouldn't have the effects it did later on.

 

Viewers have to understand that DH was a magnificent god who united the world. His rise in ranks is all due to his intelligence and power. He fought many battles and have been through life and death situations for thousands of years. He was at the top of his game. No one is above him and he basically sits at the very top. Once he managed to bring peace and calm to the world, he retired. Heh..as a laidback and somewhat nonchalant deity. At the same time, he was also a very lonely powerful god. Nothing amuses him, nothing really tickles his fancy. In that case, if one has already achieved single mindedness and detached oneself from the emotions that bound the mind, why would he have any reactions to anything. Remember, he has seen it all, experienced it all and no longer can be bothered with the menial day to day happenings around him. His only joy in life, if you would call it that, is to read scriptures, go fishing, play chess and occasionally, helps with weapon's creation. He cooks only because he was bored out of his mind. He knew his culinary skill is nothing to be proud of but he finds delight is teasing others with his awful dish. So bored is he that he can sometimes turn childish.

 

But the heaven is surely a better playwright! Never would he have thought that a little nine tailed red fox will come his way and is so determined and persistant, that she herself could turn his world upside down! 

 

Viewers who criticised his acting are the one at fault because they failed to understand his character. The video also went on to explain into further detail on his development later on but we all know what a joyride it was. 

 

https://m.weibo.cn/status/4476177874021995?sourceType=weixin&from=10A3295010&wm=4260_0001&featurecode=newtitle

 

If you understand Chinese, do watch. It's very funny so the 10 minutes clip will have you wanting more!!!

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@LaxClyne @MayanEcho Hmm, the posts I've read only mention the Disney deal briefly so I did more research on this. Seems like the deal is announced at 2017 and will only last 2 years. So I guess it has expired without any films being made? What a let-down... 


And the Guang-sama nickname is given by the Korean fans and not Japanese. I guess Koreans just like the word 'sama' :lol:

 

@LovelyLady Totally agree. But then again, how many agencies now will place their artists' interest as the top priority? Sadly, $$$ will always come first -_- 

 

By the way, I've also come across some rumors regarding casting of DH and FJ during TMOPB. Unable to verify whether they're true or not so just take them with a pinch of salt :D

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Huang Meng Ying - the actress that plays SuJin in TMOPB is originally cast as FJ but she wanted to challenge the evil role so she opted to play SuJin instead. Not really sure who is the original SuJin but the director then chose Reba as FJ :heart:

 

Zhang Zhi Yao - the actor that plays ZheYan in TMOPB, is originally cast as DH but he has schedule conflicts so he opted to play ZheYan because of the shorter filming period. On the other hand, Vengo is supposed to be ZheYan but the director sees the potential in him as the icy Dijun so she switched their roles. Thank heavens for this because imagine a 1.91m ZheYan :lol::lol::lol:

 

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@Yori Ten i am with you, I like ye hua too but DJ is such an altogether different creature :D .  I have liked their story in TMOPB but fell in love with when I was reading the novel.  At that time, I saying to myself that it would be a waste if they will not continue with the novel (with the same actors).

 

I think everything was in place for ELOD with one major ingredient - their chemistry....

 

I am happy Vengo is being praised for his portrayal and was given the chance to play the role knowing he was not so well known.  I am not a major critical person but yup he sold me as DJ otherwise I might not enjoy ELOD to the point that I am being quite choosy on what next series to watch :D

 

I hope one day Reba will also get the chance to showcase her acting skills to the max.  I can also say that if it was not Reba who played as FJ, i think it will have a different outcome too.

 

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@Applemintz :scream: it boggled my mind about the casting if it was true :D How can they not see the chemistry of V and R?  But well they were not the main leads on tmopb.  I wonder what reba's original role was? Su jin? :D

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@Yori Ten thanks for the insight.

I think the same goes to viewers complaining how DH was too animated in the latter half of the drama. It's only natural that DH shows more emotions as he falls in love with FJ and realises he wants her in his life. If he continued to be expressiveless, I'd be thinking he didn't care.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed watching DH's transformation from being a emotionless, desireless and untouchable god to shameless, jealous and eager for FJ's attention DH. I can watch Vengo's microexpression all day!

 

 

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11 minutes ago, ChibiLy said:

@Yori Ten thanks for the insight.

I think the same goes to viewers complaining how DH was too animated in the latter half of the drama. It's only natural that DH shows more emotions as he falls in love with FJ and realises he wants her in his life. If he continued to be expressiveless, I'd be thinking he didn't care.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed watching DH's transformation from being a emotionless, desireless and untouchable god to shameless, jealous and eager for FJ's attention DH. I can watch Vengo's microexpression all day!

 

 

 

Love is the Wisdom of the Fool and the Folly of the Wise. :heart:

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@Applemintz Disney might have been testing Jaywalk for possible 'Marvel Universe' collab, hence their project deal was live action. But fantasy live action is expensive, with Jaywalk worth I dont think they would dare co-produce it. I wonder if they tried negotiating with a non-fantasy live action? Maybe it didn't worked too and just let the deal expire. ^_^

 

:blink: -sama from Korean fans? Now I dont know what this mean :sweatingbullets::w00t:

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