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48 minutes ago, SC2019 said:

well....in the book, Chen Ye is portrayed as not being aware of how deep his feelings of love for Aranya are until it is too late and he finds out that she is dead (when she goes to battle on behalf of her brother). This is what ChenYe felt after realising that Aranya was gone for good. "He had lost her so many times, but he was now comprehending for the first time what loss really meant as he watched her shadow disappear from his sight yet again..... Immense pain from deep inside cut through him, spreading inch by inch. It was belated despair. He had never tasted despair in his life. Had he known this earlier..."      Perhaps if at all ChenYe is to be faulted is that he never expressed his real feelings or affections for Aranya, leaving her to think that her affections for him were one-sided, and not allowing her to experience love. On his part, he always thought that he didn't have enough political power. And then she became XiZe's wife, so he thought that she would be better protected with that legal marital ties, than by being with him.

 

I don't think we can say that he caused her to die, what drove her to die in the end was perhaps her realisation that dying in war is more worthy than being made to commit suicide by her own mother. Her reason for going to battle was to protect her brother. Here are her thoughts on this matter...

 

"If there's anyone for me to miss in the palace, perhaps it's just my brother. He's a pushover. In truth, he has no ambition for the throne. This war with the Owl Clan is no accident. It's undoubtedly my mo… Lady Qinghua's ruse. She intends to use someone else's blade to permanently eliminate him. Being a kindhearted person, my brother won't be able to defend against the enemy. Once on the battlefield, he will never come back alive" ...."“If you (Xize) know my personality,” Aranya unhurriedly told him, “then you should know I wouldn't turn a blind eye and abandon my brother. I will go to the battlefield and change places with him."..... If I didn't come back from this trip, even if I died, I would be killed in battle in the name of my brother. Compared to Lady Qinghua's forcing me to commit suicide, this way of dying is much more meaningful."

 

Why can't ChenYe approach Aranya? The dreamworld is like the JiePou lamp in TMOPB. It's supposed to recreate Aranya's soul and in the end he attempts to do that (in the book anyway) but is thwarted by DH. Anyway, it's useless because Aranya is a part of FJ's shadow and you can't recreate a soul out of a shadow.

 

 

Thank you for explaining. Now it makes sense. I saw some preview saying that DJ accidentally saw FJ hugged CY or DJ thought FJ have feelings for CY and he stood in the rain to wake himself up... what was that about? 

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Fresh out of the oven! ELOD translation team presents author Tang Qi's 7th epilogue for The Pillow Book. We hope you get the joke because it is hilariously funny to the bones!!!    Source : @

The ELOD translation team have finally completed the English translation of Tang Qi's latest Pillow Book Epilogue. We hope you will enjoy the read! Shameless DH in action yet again!   S

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1 hour ago, sssf said:

I am alittle confuse. Can someone help to clarify. 1. In ep36, Chen Ye explained he wronged Aranya and driven her to die. How did this happen?

2. CY recreated the dream to try to revive her. So in the dream, why can’t CY approach Aranya and express his feelings? Or try to woo her given he clearly loved her. 
 

Coz CY is from DH, he inherited some of DH personality that caused FJ heartbreak :expressionless:

 

1. The things CY did were all for Aranya, but he did it tightly lid (coz he knows A's family is a threat to her own life), didn't say anything to Aranya thus the misunderstanding :expressionless:

CY wrote letter recommending how to sentence A to death coz 'she killed her father'. I think its the same as incinerating A's soul but CY has a chance to save her this way. A's mother let her read the letter (this was after CY and A had sweet moment) inside the prison, and you know whats next, misunderstanding. A choose to die the way CY 'wanted her to'  :bawling:.

 

2. I dont know about the drama but if you think about it, CY knows Aranya in the dream is not the 'alive Aranya'. There is nothing to confess to the illusion. Though when CY transfered A's soul pieces he takes care of the body which is FJ.

 

 

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25 minutes ago, sssf said:

Thank you for explaining. Now it makes sense. I saw some preview saying that DJ accidentally saw FJ hugged CY or DJ thought FJ have feelings for CY and he stood in the rain to wake himself up... what was that about? 

He was actually jealous, in the book he was thought he's too late in gaining her affection. He was thinking on how he could win her from CY. 

 

Regarding your first question about Chen Ye and Aranya, I think CY was blaming himself why Aranya did not have any will to live in the end. In the book he was the one who made the letter accusing Aranya of her father's murder and Aranya not knowing he did that because he made a deal with the queen (and that he had also arranged for Xize to rescue her). She thought that he hated her so much and that he was disgusted by her. This was the reason why she was so willing to go to battle on behalf of her brother. She felt like she has nothing to lose and no one loves her anyway.

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2 hours ago, jimmylyne said:

Ikr...and it's even more interesting that's she (TangQi) created DH character as parentless child..(without either mother nor father) I mean all the heroes had a mother like Mo Yan.and Ye Hua..and DH existence.... a true spirit born out of heaven and earth..a true child of heaven.

 

The oldest..The strongest The Almighty powerful God..The most handsome God..Donghua "The Brilliant of the East".

He is already great grand pa of FJ now you even want his parents...:joy: lol just joking

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33 minutes ago, sssf said:

Thank you for explaining. Now it makes sense. I saw some preview saying that DJ accidentally saw FJ hugged CY or DJ thought FJ have feelings for CY and he stood in the rain to wake himself up... what was that about? 

haha that adds to the misunderstanding between FJ and DH. I kinda think it's a theme now, the theme of "misunderstanding" which Vengo actually said describes or connects the two leads throughout the 3 worlds. FJ as Aranya is forced to show affection to ChenYe as instructed by Su Moye (because the real Aranya actually liked Chen Ye). So, she says somethings to ChenYe that Xize/DH overhears. It's words of affection, in short. 

 

And DH gets jealous (the Song Xuan Ren in him), decides to clear his head by walking in the rain, and comes back totally drenched. In the book, he walks into Aranya's room and lies down next to her, soaking half the bed. Aranya asks him why he's there. This leads to her fixing a bath for him to ensure he doesn't catch a cold. Which ultimately leads to fireworks and sparks between the two and the need for purple yam the next morning....

 

[The humourous part of this story is that Cha Cha, Aranya's maid kinda predicted that Xize would get jealous and asked Aranya to go out to look for him in the rain. I think she did but didn't look for too long, also she didn't quite believe that XiZe would behave in that manner. The maid knows the hubby more than the wife]

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1 hour ago, Zelnk said:

Or maybe they just avoid such bts to avoid rumors.. read somewhere, some reba fans are a bit sensitive about her leading men.

Yes.. maybe. 

Her fanatics fan would surely throwing a tantrum.

But at least indulged us a loyal fan of ELOD with some funny BTS not necessarily a lovey dovey one..just to show us their wonderful  chemistry.. their wonderful friendship.(They've said they know each other well)

 

 

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10 minutes ago, jimmylyne said:

Yes.. maybe. 

Her fanatics fan would surely throwing a tantrum.

But at least indulged us a loyal fan of ELOD with some funny BTS not necessarily a lovey dovey one..just to show us their wonderful  chemistry.. their wonderful friendship.(They've said they know each other well)

 

 

As much as I hope to see a lot of BTS and sweet interactions between our DongFeng couple, the delusional fans (who ships Reba with different ppl) always get in the way. Reba fans can be over protective and rabid at times and I kinda feel bad for the girl. Reading her fans comments on weibo can really put one in a downer. So, I am happy to at least see some BTS. Sigh...

 

 

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1 hour ago, Pvang02 said:


I love how they show Fengiu and Donghua spending time with their son. I didn’t like how Bai Qian was mourning for Ye Hua for years and never spend any lost time with Ah Li.   I’m not sure about other moms but as a mom myself,  first think that came to my mind when watching TMPB’s ending, was “what about your child? He lost his father too!” 

 

She abandoned A Li twice. Not when she jumped off, that was necessary so she can go back to her original self. But when she drank that potion to forget YH, she is aware that not only YH, she will also forget A Li who was only a newborn that time.  After YH died, she travelled first rather than at least visit A Li. Doesn't matter if she was banned or something by the Celestial tribe.

 

Though I get people react differently when in grief, BQ is so detached with A Li when it really mattered. Didn't cross her mind at all that there's A Li, a living memento of YH, who needs her now more than ever.

 

FJ, despite being alone, with her family not knowing where she was in the mortal realm, went ahead with her pregnancy even if Zhe Yan sent her abortifacients. IMO Zhe Yan sent those to give FJ the choice should she find it necessary to do that to help her be fully over DH. FJ might still be a baby herself; she is, however, a grown up on how she rationalised things. That's her difference from BQ, and why I like her more, too - FJ cuts the ties if she must, but she will not abandon nor decimate those who didn't have anything to do with it.

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31 minutes ago, Fuefuu said:

He was actually jealous, in the book he was thought he's too late in gaining her affection. He was thinking on how he could win her from CY. 

 

Regarding your first question about Chen Ye and Aranya, I think CY was blaming himself why Aranya did not have any will to live in the end. In the book he was the one who made the letter accusing Aranya of her father's murder and Aranya not knowing he did that because he made a deal with the queen (and that he had also arranged for Xize to rescue her). She thought that he hated her so much and that he was disgusted by her. This was the reason why she was so willing to go to battle on behalf of her brother. She felt like she has nothing to lose and no one loves her anyway.

I felt my heart breaking reading the part on CY taking care of his garden while Aranya is fighting in battle. TQ wrote it such that it pulls at your heart strings. I was like, come on TQ, do you really need to do that to us readers? We know Aranya is dying and you have this oblivious CY gardening...I cried so badly!!!

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33 minutes ago, SC2019 said:

 

 

[The humourous part of this story is that Cha Cha, Aranya's maid kinda predicted that Xize would get jealous and asked Aranya to go out to look for him in the rain. I think she did but didn't look for too long, also she didn't quite believe that XiZe would behave in that manner. The maid knows the hubby more than the wife]

Cha Cha is US!! Haha, that's exactly how we feel about DongFeng. Of course she will fangirl Aranya and Xize but hey, we can see ourselves in her!!!

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38 minutes ago, SC2019 said:

haha that adds to the misunderstanding between FJ and DH. I kinda think it's a theme now, the theme of "misunderstanding" which Vengo actually said describes or connects the two leads throughout the 3 worlds. FJ as Aranya is forced to show affection to ChenYe as instructed by Su Moye (because the real Aranya actually liked Chen Ye). So, she says somethings to ChenYe that Xize/DH overhears. It's words of affection, in short. 

 

And DH gets jealous (the Song Xuan Ren in him), decides to clear his head by walking in the rain, and comes back totally drenched. In the book, he walks into Aranya's room and lies down next to her, soaking half the bed. Aranya asks him why he's there. This leads to her fixing a bath for him to ensure he doesn't catch a cold. Which ultimately leads to fireworks and sparks between the two and the need for purple yam the next morning....

 

[The humourous part of this story is that Cha Cha, Aranya's maid kinda predicted that Xize would get jealous and asked Aranya to go out to look for him in the rain. I think she did but didn't look for too long, also she didn't quite believe that XiZe would behave in that manner. The maid knows the hubby more than the wife]

Ikr.. just another prove FJ was so innocent and naive ( at least in the books) she have zero experience with how to deal with a man..she should read a bit of romantic novel/erotica that was given by her Aunt to read, which she didn't because she thought DH would prefer "chaste and pure/innocent woman"

FJ in books a bit different from FJ in drama version...which remind me ..urgh!... Song Xuanren had that honor.. being her first kiss).

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6 minutes ago, jimmylyne said:

Ikr.. just another prove FJ was so innocent and naive ( at least in the books) she have zero experience with how to deal with a man..she should read a bit erotica that was given by her Aunt to read, which she didn't because she thought DH would prefer "chaste and pure/innocent woman"

FJ in books a bit different from FJ in drama version...which remind me ..urgh!... Song Xuanren had that honor.. being her first kiss).

 

Nah, still DH but she was a fox that time.:D

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15 minutes ago, Yori Ten said:

I felt my heart breaking reading the part on CY taking care of his garden while Aranya is fighting in battle. TQ wrote it such that it pulls at your heart strings. I was like, come on TQ, do you really need to do that to us readers? We know Aranya is dying and you have this oblivious CY gardening...I cried so badly!!!

I always have a box of tissue when i read book 2 of this novel. Aranya's pain and her death is so quiet but it really squeezes your heart.

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20 minutes ago, jimmylyne said:

Ikr.. just another prove FJ was so innocent and naive ( at least in the books) she have zero experience with how to deal with a man..she should read a bit erotica that was given by her Aunt to read, which she didn't because she thought DH would prefer "chaste and pure/innocent woman"

You just reminded me ...somewhere in the book, there is explicit reference to lessons she learnt from the book which had missing steps. I died laughing at this part so much... for those who haven't had a chance to read the book... enjoy and have a good laugh... (it's from the scene where Aranya's sisters drug her with a love potion and she was supposed to seduce Su Moye but is replaced by DH/Xize) [pity the drama was so chaste, nothing at all to see]

 

“Dragging to bed, stripping off clothes, pushing down, lying on top.”.... “These four steps were done quite adeptly,” he (DJ as Xize) seemed to sigh, “but I don't remember ever teaching you this. Where did you learn it?” 

 

“From books,” she foggily answered him. “In books are jade-like beauties, in books are houses of gold, you can find everything in books.”
“Does that book tell you what to do next?” The man's voice was very low. If one wasn't near him, one almost couldn't hear.


She slightly moved away from him to watch his face and nodded her head. “It does.” Many, many things, in fact, that she seemed to not recall them clearly. Since she couldn't think clearly, she was too lazy to think clearly. She just instinctively wanted to be closer to the man underneath her. “The next step is to blow out the light, after that would be the morning after,” she told him in all seriousness. Then she was suddenly confused: “But where is the light?”

 

The young man maintained his vulnerable pose, having both hands pinned down by her. He gazed at her a while then at last said, “I think something was left out when you read that book.”

 

Fengjiu mumbled, “It was Auntie who gave me the book, I'm sure nothing was cut out,” all the while looking around to see whether there was a light near their bed. Then she thought and felt perhaps even a book given to her from Auntie might not have been complete. She curiously asked, “Which part are you saying was left out?”


“I can't tell you right now.” His eyes were somewhat clouded.

 

Edited to respond to @Fuefuu great minds think alike, I was posting this when you posted yours. Isn't Tang Qi such a tease to give us that portion in the book. I swear the amount of words she used to describe their positions and emotions running through their heads left me a little breathless...:naughty:

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13 minutes ago, jimmylyne said:

Ikr.. just another prove FJ was so innocent and naive ( at least in the books) she have zero experience with how to deal with a man..she should read a bit of romantic novel/erotica that was given by her Aunt to read, which she didn't because she thought DH would prefer "chaste and pure/innocent woman"

FJ in books a bit different from FJ in drama version...which remind me ..urgh!... Song Xuanren had that honor.. being her first kiss).

Remember that part when she took a love potion so that she would be caught with SMY. It was so funny cos in the book DH was asking her what would be the next step and she said she had to 'turn off the lamp' and it would be morning afterward. Seems like DH knows better than she is and he is supposed to be a saint without any desire. 

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5 minutes ago, Fuefuu said:

I always have a box of tissue when i read book 2 of this novel. Aranya's pain and her death is so quiet but it really squeezes your heart.

You summarize it so well! Aranya did die so quietly. *Tears*:bawling:

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