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[Mainland Chinese Web Drama 2020] Three Lives Three Worlds The Pillow Book 三生三世枕上书

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43 minutes ago, jimmylyne said:

ELOD drama was not perfect..the editing parts especially ...still felt bitter and cursed at editing team tho ... But despite a lot of lacking or deficiency as we did awared of, I still loved it. Still my no1 cdrama . I love everything about it . Apparently the amazing chemistry between Guangre/Dongfeng couple "concealed" all of the flawed.. don't know about anyone opinions but I've already passed the stage  (from the second time I re-watched it)not to cared about the flawed that ELOD's had especially the costumes. Maybe because, although the costumes look cheap, but since both Mainlead (VengoReba) is beautiful and gorgeous , their beauty always "outshined" their 'cheap' clothes. Agree with DJ...l love FJ in red ( Red of saha-Manjusaka) and DJ look so good in purple..

 

I feel the same with you over ELOD. It's almost perfect except really for the editing at the last few episodes. That's where the lingering bitterness is - when editing team removed the important parts such as Aranya in jail, and barely shown Di Jun about destiny.

 

I'm actually fine that their outfits are simple, as I believe in less is more. They look elegant and neat. My gripe though is on Bingcang ceremony, and even the wedding ceremony too. They should have had different outfits for those occasions. Not even for everyone, but at least for the wedding, the Bais would, and on the Bingcang ceremony, at least FJ, Bai Zhi, Bai Yi, and Bai Zhen could have had another set. Or some accessories or layer to make their clothes look different.

 

If those sets of special outfits were not possible, at least FJ could have had a new dress, preferably red for Bingcang ceremony. As it is, it looked as if she didn't bother to change the clothes she was already wearing for days. :tears:

 

The funny thing is that DH was in a one time outfit for her Bingcang (correct me if I'm wrong, hehehe). Nonetheless, like DH said, FJ is perfect the way she is. It's just wishful thinking that she was in red to match DH's vivid purple.

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24 minutes ago, MayanEcho said:

 

I feel the same with you over ELOD. It's almost perfect except really for the editing at the last few episodes. That's where the lingering bitterness is - when editing team removed the important parts such as Aranya in jail, and barely shown Di Jun about destiny.

 

I'm actually fine that their outfits are simple, as I believe in less is more. They look elegant and neat. My gripe though is on Bingcang ceremony, and even the wedding ceremony too. They should have had different outfits for those occasions. Not even for everyone, but at least for the wedding, the Bais would, and on the Bingcang ceremony, at least FJ, Bai Zhi, Bai Yi, and Bai Zhen could have had another set. Or some accessories or layer to make their clothes look different.

 

If those sets of special outfits were not possible, at least FJ could have had a new dress, preferably red for Bingcang ceremony. As it is, it looked as if she didn't bother to change the clothes she was already wearing for days. :tears:

 

The funny thing is that DH was in a one time outfit for her Bingcang (correct me if I'm wrong, hehehe). Nonetheless, like DH said, FJ is perfect the way she is. It's just wishful thinking that she was in red to match DH's vivid purple.


The reason for the choppy editing stems from having to shorten the show by 4 episodes. And the too long mortal arc. That should have been constrained within 8 episodes and not 12. If the mortal arc is cut by 4 episodes, this time will be better utilised in the last 4 episodes. 
 

The mortal arc was not the important meat of the story at all. In the book, it’s just the catalyst for her to steal the fruit and enter the dream to repay Ye Qing Ti.

 

The events leading to the ending were far more important. This includes Dong Hua declaring that he has never feared destiny, etc. I would rather see scenes depicting his desperate search for her and the time he spent in the Holy Blue Sea building and growing all the things she said she wanted grown there than a bloated mortal arc.

 

Regarding the red, they avoided her wearing that color as Feng jiu to avoid visual confusion with Aranya.

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56 minutes ago, Ninky said:

 

Regarding the red, they avoided her wearing that color as Feng jiu to avoid visual confusion with Aranya.

 

I was kinda thinking of that red dress she wore in TMOPB ep28, and if she could have worn a similar cut dress on Bingcang. Hmm, actually any one time outfit that will indicate Bingcang as the grandest and most special Qing Qiu occasion.

 

56 minutes ago, Ninky said:

The events leading to the ending were far more important. This includes Dong Hua declaring that he has never feared destiny, etc. I would rather see scenes depicting his desperate search for her and the time he spent in the Holy Blue Sea building and growing all the things she said she wanted grown there than a bloated mortal arc.

 

Wishing those were shown. Or him asking the birds to come every month in Bihai Cangling. Or when he went to Qing Qiu to ask for her whereabouts. That Bai Zhi asking Dong Hua to divorce FJ, and Zhe Yan telling him how she asked to leave.

 

Mortal arc - JH and Minsu look alike should really not be there at all. Nie Chuyin scene there could just be him meeting Prince Ying to plot against SXR. That would have been around 2 episodes less.

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9 hours ago, Megan said:

Watching a clip again,

Zhihe wants to confront Jiheng, angry that this marriage would take away Dong Hua and humiliate her. Um, how exactly is she being humiliated? She was never a suitor to begin with....

also; do you think Dong Hua knows it was his little fox that left him potatoes?

 

The wedding will humiliate her because it's Zhi He's habit to bully/confront/warn off other fairies and immortals not to bewitch her foster brother Dong Hua? :lol: Refer to what she did/said at Ep26.

 

Basing from the show, the way DH smiled and looked around, he seems to know the roasted yams left at the pavillion is from his pet. He also took it with him.

 

Note that the fox was still supposed to be confined that time. He knew his pet is smart and can escape if she wanted to, so he is appreciative that she did, to cook for him her gift/peace offering.

 

None has been said in the book though if he actually received FJ's wedding gift of roasted yams.

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51 minutes ago, MayanEcho said:

Basing from the show, the way DH smiled and looked around, he seems to know the roasted yams left at the pavillion is from his pet. He also took it with him.

 

Note that the fox was still supposed to be confined that time. He knew his pet is smart and can escape if she wanted to, so he is appreciative that she did, to cook for him her gift/peace offering.

 

None has been said in the book though if he actually received FJ's wedding gift of roasted yams.

Hmm...I wonder if he realized it was meant as a parting gift when Chonglin reported its absence.

also, since Tangqi was involved in the drama script, he probably received it in the book too, i guess

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11 hours ago, Megan said:

Hmm...I wonder if he realized it was meant as a parting gift when Chonglin reported its absence.

also, since Tangqi was involved in the drama script, he probably received it in the book too, i guess

 

Other than this:

 

Fengjiu was going to leave Jiuchongtian that very night. Before leaving, she asked the cook at Siming's estate to roast a few yams for her. Carrying them on her back, she quietly circled the 13th sky and left the bag in front of Taichen Palace's gates. It was a gift for Donghua's wedding, and also the last tribute to their attachment. She promised to remember the care he had given her the past few months. Not having anything precious to give, she hoped the yams would reach Donghua. Would he think of this little fox when he saw them? But, if he didn't, then it didn't matter either.( PB1, pp167-168)

 

Nothing was mentioned if DH received it. If you read further along page 168, FJ was cornered by ZH in JH's wedding finery when she brought the yams. Who knows what ZH did after FJ left her gift?

 

DH is more than smart enough to work out it was also a farewell gift. He did not, after all, check on the fox since she scratched JH. He would have understood that due to him not seeing his baby fox for a long time, when they were very close in the past, his pet would perceive his continuous absence as dismissal from his life. 

 

Prolonged absence, and lack of communication. This is the first time FJ left DH due to these reasons. The second time was having more complicated issues, but still the same reasons.

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Hello. I’m torn between getting Weibo so I can follow my fav Chinese celebrities since obviously they don’t have Facebook or Twitter (that I can find at least), but does Weibo even have an English version?

also; does anyone know the official Weibo accounts of Dilireba and Gao Wei Guang? And Tang Qi’s account? She’s posting Lotus Step there right?

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13 hours ago, Megan said:

Hello. I’m torn between getting Weibo so I can follow my fav Chinese celebrities since obviously they don’t have Facebook or Twitter (that I can find at least), but does Weibo even have an English version?

also; does anyone know the official Weibo accounts of Dilireba and Gao Wei Guang? And Tang Qi’s account? She’s posting Lotus Step there right?

 

I use Twitter and usually international fans translate their weibo posts.

 

It was interesting to read on YouTube and Viki, how some viewers find it difficult to accept the more emotionally expressive DH. I wonder if JH or ZH would continue to love DH, if they knew about his childish side? 

 

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7 minutes ago, ChibiLy said:

 

I use Twitter and usually international fans translate their weibo posts.

 

It was interesting to read on YouTube and Viki, how some viewers find it difficult to accept the more emotionally expressive DH. I wonder if JH or ZH would continue to love DH, if they knew about his childish side? 

 

I use Facebook for updates. Though Liu Yifei does have her own instagram, she rarely updates it.

i love seeing childish Dong Hua. So cute how he tugs in Feng Jiu’s hand or sleeve.

i can’t see Dong Hua showing this in front of JH or ZH though. His role to them is a Brother or teacher... I can’t see him putting on that childish face and asking them to stay and cook for him, because he doesn’t really like them being around. The whole point of the cold front is so they would get the hint and stop obsessing over him.

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9 hours ago, ChibiLy said:

I wonder if JH or ZH would continue to love DH, if they knew about his childish side? 

 

That big baby side is for his Xiao Bai only. :lol:

 

Have those two witches ever loved DH? ^_^ More like they are over the top possessive of him. JH and ZH are obsessed with DH due to what they'll get by association. They are turned on by the sheer power, prestige, and influence DH has.

 

They haven't sacrificed anything nor suffered discomfort for the sake of DH's well-being. Not that they've to be hurt or give up so much, but have they done anything good for DH wholeheartedly? Anything significant for all that DH has to do for them? Something sincere without asking for anything in return, or no extra motives behind the act? :mellow:

 

Whereas FJ, to pay back DH's favour:

1. Princess becomes maid for hundreds of years;

2. Trades magic and fur to save DH;

3. Sends half of her shadow to help DH's half shadow;

4. Goes to mortal realm to assist Emperor Song in suffering adversaries, thinking he was DH's mortal reincarnation.

 

The two witches just keep asking DH something for themselves. <_<

 

And never ever will they see DH being childish, because he never wants attention from ZH and JH in the first place.

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Great news for ELOD fans in Singapore! They are now selling the drama CDs at Poh Kim dvd stores.

bad news: it costs about $100 for the whole thing.

good news: there is 30% discount for members right now and it has English subtitles.

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Just did a quick check through of the CD set to make sure they will run.

the English subtitles are big but readable.

sadly there are no bonus or deleted scenes to see.

i can finally watch the whole series in full....right after I finish watching the “hot girl” Chinese show starring 迪丽热巴.

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3 hours ago, Megan said:

Great news for ELOD fans in Singapore! They are now selling the drama CDs at Poh Kim dvd stores.

bad news: it costs about $100 for the whole thing.

good news: there is 30% discount for members right now and it has English subtitles.

That is so expensive :scream:

I already have a weibo account but I still don't know how to use it :sweatingbullets: I don't think it has an English version. Here's Vengo's account https://m.weibo.cn/u/1965715555

and Reba's accounts https://m.weibo.cn/u/1669879400

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But who buys DVDs nowadays, it's really expensive too plus it's not thr director's cut version. :tears:

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1 minute ago, chsaf said:

But who buys DVDs nowadays, it's really expensive too plus it's not thr director's cut version. :tears:

 

I'd agree if it's the uncut version, plus the complete OST and BGM...As much as possible, I'd prefer it too being sold where I am, rather than buying through eBay since I'll only know if it's working when I receive it. If not, it's a hassle to return or get refund.

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10 hours ago, pawla said:

That is so expensive :scream:

I already have a weibo account but I still don't know how to use it :sweatingbullets: I don't think it has an English version. Here's Vengo's account https://m.weibo.cn/u/1965715555

and Reba's accounts https://m.weibo.cn/u/1669879400

there is a weibo international version I am using both right now.

I saw from somewhere that they use to have each other on their acct but somehow they deleted each other. and I saw some post on FB that they dated each other in secret back then but now broke up....

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Well, unfortunately for me, a co-worker tested positive for Covid-19 and everyone who worked last mon, tue and wed last week had to get tested. Please hope with me that the test is negative so I can get my freedom from self-isolation. I also can't work until after the results come out! 

 

Fingers doubly crossed. I won't get my results back till Thursday! Such a stressful time for me atm. :criesariver:

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9 hours ago, MayanEcho said:

 

I'd agree if it's the uncut version, plus the complete OST and BGM...As much as possible, I'd prefer it too being sold where I am, rather than buying through eBay since I'll only know if it's working when I receive it. If not, it's a hassle to return or get refund.

I doubt they will release it official DVD... Like they barely did any promotion to this drama. Like looking back at most dramas especially TMOPB, the cast would go on happy camp or other variety shows to advertise the drama. Even Love Designer went on Happy Camp... But if they do with all the cut scenes then that would be super great!

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25 minutes ago, Ninky said:

Well, unfortunately for me, a co-worker tested positive for Covid-19 and everyone who worked last mon, tue and wed last week had to get tested. Please hope with me that the test is negative so I can get my freedom from self-isolation. I also can't work until after the results come out! 

 

Fingers doubly crossed. I won't get my results back till Thursday! Such a stressful time for me atm. :criesariver:

Hope everything is fine! I understand how it feels... we just got released from lockdown not to long ago... the 3 months were brutal stuck at home doing nothing. If it wasnt for elod I probably went crazy already... well maybe  I did since I watched it like 30timeslol

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