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On 10/17/2020 at 3:29 AM, Megan said:

Currently watching episode 46.

Dong Hua says that Shen Ye can say nice things, but Dong Hua, the nice things you are quoting was what you said when Feng Jiu took you flower viewing. So that makes no sense

I think DH is imagining when SY and FJ are alone, SY says nice things to her. Jealousy can make the most logical deity become illogical.

 

Regarding Aranya and her clan not knowing the sacrifice she made. I can see why you would be upset. It isn't fair, but her story reflects real life. Many people make sacrifices daily, whether it is big or small, and most people don't even know about it. Furthermore, history is often twisted to some degree, because records are never 100% objective. 

Also keep in mind, even though it would be nice to be recognized, Aranya wasn't looking for recognition from her clan. Her main concern was to save her clan and brother. 

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Speaking of Aranya's brother, what happened to him after Aranya took his place in the war? Did he assume a new identity? Did he leave FY valley? 

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3 hours ago, pawla said:

Speaking of Aranya's brother, what happened to him after Aranya took his place in the war? Did he assume a new identity? Did he leave FY valley? 

 

I wish there are details on that, but there's nothing more of Xiangli He in the book after he was replaced by Aranya in the  battlefield.

 

Presumably Xi Ze was able to take care of him and did for him whatever Aranya wanted for her brother. Since in the records he died battling the Night Owl clan, he could have lived in an assumed identity, perhaps until his demise, if he already died, as he was not always in the best of health.

 

Unless Qinghua was still so demented that despite Fanyin Valley losing 3 seasons and Xi Ze intervening so that the clan do not get exterminated by Shen Ye, Xiangli He should have lived in peace whether he was still in Fanyin Valley or somewhere else.

 

IMO, since nothing more was heard of Changdi after Xiangli Que died other than she going insane, she might have been disposed of by Qinghua. If Changdi is really not lucid it would have been easily done. Announcing she was not of the right mind could also be just a ruse so that no one questions her absence.

 

When Junou rose to the throne, she mentioned to Shen Ye that Qinghua's scheming scares her. Rightly so, since her mother might not have stopped seeking revenge against anyone of Xiangli Que. It is poetic justice that after some time, the daughter she manipulated the situation for so that she'll be the Queen, will depose her.

 

Perhaps Qinghua was too consumed to extract revenge that she might have still tried to track and assassinate Xiangli He. It's only a speculation, but this could be the straw that broke the camel's back. Junou and her new spouse would surely have had very good reasons and very strong backing from the archmages and Xi Ze to successfully overthrow Qinghua.

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Currently watching episode 47. When Shen Ye asked Feng Jiu about Aranya’s feelings towards him at the end, was he referring to the moment when Aranya realized he left her estate without a word, or at the moment of her death?

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Finished episode 47.

i love the romantic date. Dong Hua, the cold emperor....actually massaging Feng Jiu’s feet. This actually makes up for the lie about begging for forgiveness because this is just as unimaginable.

kind of annoyed they forget that Feng Jiu only did silly things was because Dong Hua was silly and withheld the fruit first so she was near death and lost her powers.

Qinghua’s death was too light. Not only does she mistreat her daughter, but to harm both her own innocent people and the innocent owl clan while she lies in luxury....seriously, confinement and madness was too good for her.

what happened to Aranya’s evil uncle in the end anyway?

and did anyone notice how some scenes were omitted. Shen Ye never did say he was working with Qing Hua but then suddenly they both knew it.

I really wish I could see Qinghua’s face if she knew hurting Feng Jiu would anger Dong Hua.

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18 hours ago, Megan said:

Currently watching episode 47. When Shen Ye asked Feng Jiu about Aranya’s feelings towards him at the end, was he referring to the moment when Aranya realized he left her estate without a word, or at the moment of her death?

 

From the time he left until her demise, since they never saw each other anymore from the time of Xiangli Que's death.

 

17 hours ago, Megan said:

Qinghua’s death was too light. Not only does she mistreat her daughter, but to harm both her own innocent people and the innocent owl clan while she lies in luxury....seriously, confinement and madness was too good for her.

 

Towards the rest of her life, she was again "betrayed", this time by the daughter she loved and protected. When she descended to madness, she must see and feel Aranya everywhere, as it's the taboo name she was uttering the most.

 

When Qinghua's feeling cold, somewhere in her mind, there's a crying infant that she has thrown in the snake pit, fending for herself, unprotected from elements. Yet that daughter grew up and died the clan's saviour,  even her beloved Junou owes her her life.

 

Ah, who knows what she dreams of if she can still sleep?

 

It's understandable that she would hate anything and anyone that reminds her of Xiangli Que. She didn't have to kill them though. It's just right that Junou would turn out to be her waterloo, as even if she loved her, she also deposed her.

 

17 hours ago, Megan said:

what happened to Aranya’s evil uncle in the end anyway?

 

Probably the same fate as Qinghua.

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4 hours ago, MayanEcho said:

It's understandable that she would hate anything and anyone that reminds her of Xiangli Que. She didn't have to kill them though. It's just right that Junou would turn out to be her waterloo, as even if she loved her, she also deposed her.

It’s also weird that she can love one of Xiangli Que’s daughters and hate the other at the same time. I mean to Qinghua, what differentiates them besides age and the period they were born. If she could tolerate her new husband and Changdi, why not Aranya?

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Watching episode 48. Why didn’t Aranya’s brother try interfering on her behalf and doing a more proper investigation? After all, he’s now in charge. Sure Qinghua has more influence but he could have done something!

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@Megan, Aranya's brother isn't the one who is really in charge. He doesn't know it but he's simply Qinghua's pawn; she would not allow him to investigate anything. He's a person with a good heart thinkng his kingdom is in danger, not believing Qinghua would endanger and kill her own people just to get the result she wants. The "enemy" is not far and they are pressed for time. 

Qinghua planned this really well I'd say. She knew this otherwise idle prince is longing to make a name for himself and protect his people. His strength in this case became a weakness Quinhua could use. 

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Finished episode 48. It made angry and teary.

forget about Qinghua as the villain here. She’s bad, we expect that and we hate her for it.

but what about Aranya’s brother? Seriously, you’d rather believe in your cold mother who threw your sister in the dungeon than your own sister? Are you an idiot?! And then to call Guards to escort them when he knows well that Aranya is now a public criminal for framed regicide! Any goodwill I had for him before is gone.

And I understand why Xize stopped Shen Ye from destroying the clan, but did he have to show that respectful nod to Qinghua? And couldn’t he have tried to dethrone that rotten royal family? None of them deserve the throne.

and Shen Ye’s Attack was disappointing. The book description was way better. At least the creation of the dream was impressive, hinting at an echo of a Dong Hua’s power

 

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2 hours ago, Megan said:

It’s also weird that she can love one of Xiangli Que’s daughters and hate the other at the same time. I mean to Qinghua, what differentiates them besides age and the period they were born. If she could tolerate her new husband and Changdi, why not Aranya?

 

Qinghua was also just hanging on. And waiting for a chance. She will not kill Xiangli Que years after if she could tolerate him. She lives by his side as his wife for her and Junou to survive. In PB2, pp286-287

 

"...Your father was frighteningly treacherous. I had rather die than live, but the only thing I could do was sticking by his side..."

 

If she didn't stay as the Queen of her husband's murderer, Junou might not even be born. She wanted to commit suicide, but for unborn Junou, she must live. As for Aranya,  she was conceived at the height of Qinghua's hatred of Xiangli Que. As narrated by SMY to FJ,

 

In stories passed down, Lady Qinghua had been faithful that year. She originally wanted to follow her husband in death, but since she was pregnant with Junuo, anxious with love, Xiangli Que promised he'd allow her to keep his brother's blood if she would only stay alive, and thus she survived. Qinghua gave birth to Junuo as wished and raised her like a precious treasure. Afterward, she gave birth to Aranya who was Xiangli Que's flesh and blood. But because she had hated Xiangli Que in those days, she personally threw the newborn child into a snake pit the moment she came out of her mother's womb. This was also the beginning of Aranya's pitiful fate. 


Keeping Junuo was a reluctant tactic Xiangli Que used that year as a last resort. The more he saw how clever and beautiful the child was growing up each day before his eyes, the longer the thorn in his heart grew. Xiangli Que was soon determined to get rid of her. Unfortunately, Lady Qinghua guarded her child almost too carefully. (PB2, pp140-141)

 

54 minutes ago, Megan said:

Seriously, you’d rather believe in your cold mother who threw your sister in the dungeon than your own sister?

 

But he doesn't know that, right?  That Qinghua trumped up the charges to Aranya? Xiangli He does not even live in the same palace as they do. Think about it Megan, what would he really know?

 

Xiangli He will not easily believe that his stepmother will purposely get him killed by agitating the Night Owl tribe, leaving no choice for the Biyiniaos but to fight back, led by him.

 

54 minutes ago, Megan said:

And then to call Guards to escort them when he knows well that Aranya is now a public criminal for framed regicide! Any goodwill I had for him before is gone.

 

Again, he doesn't know that she is framed. Furthermore, Aranya and Xi Ze were the intruders in the camp. They turned up uninvited.

 

54 minutes ago, Megan said:

And I understand why Xize stopped Shen Ye from destroying the clan, but did he have to show that respectful nod to Qinghua? And couldn’t he have tried to dethrone that rotten royal family? None of them deserve the throne.

 

Xi Ze's nod is an acknowledgement of the other person's presence, apart from Qinghua was his mother-in-law. She might be guilty of a lot of things.  It doesn't mean that Xi Ze will also dispense of his manners. 

 

Xi Ze did not initiate the deposing of Qinghua since he was also their son-in-law.  There are other archmages in the shrine who could have done it way back when Xiangli Que murdered his brother. By lineage Junou is the heir without He, Aranya,  and Changdi since she's the only child of the former King.

 

54 minutes ago, Megan said:

Shen Ye’s Attack was disappointing. The book description was way better

 

Censor will not pass the decapitation of hundred spies who tried to stop Shen Ye leaving the shrine on his way to the river, if that was included in the drama version. Besides, what was shown in the drama was an emotionally overwhelmed Shen Ye attacked at all sides by Qinghua's command. Nonetheless, he did show that he can do the diezhou sorcery, and he took away the seasons.

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11 hours ago, MayanEcho said:

Nonetheless, he did show that he can do the diezhou sorcery, and he took away the seasons.

If you are referring to the attacking spell, it is not so obvious or impressive. The latter is.

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1 hour ago, Megan said:

If you are referring to the attacking spell, it is not so obvious or impressive. The latter is.

 

The one Xi Ze deflected? I rather thought Shen Ye planned to aim it mainly to Qinghua. 

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9 minutes ago, MayanEcho said:

 

The one Xi Ze deflected? I rather thought Shen Ye planned to aim it mainly to Qinghua. 

I figured based on the book and Moye’s words, it was more of a mass Attack. 

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2 minutes ago, Megan said:

I figured based on the book and Moye’s words, it was more of a mass Attack. 

 

In Xi Ze's words, meant to exterminate the clan. It doesn't look much in the drama, likely due to CGI or special effects constraints. Plotwise, it's still deadly enough to wipe out everyone in the river bank if not for the archmage's intervention.

 

It's satisfying to see the fear in Qinghua's face, realising she had gone too far ordering the killing of an archmage.

 

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2 hours ago, MayanEcho said:

 

It's satisfying to see the fear in Qinghua's face, realising she had gone too far ordering the killing of an archmage

There was fear? She didn’t look that scared.  
even when the snow appeared, she just looked at it like it was just a minor annoyance.

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Finished episode 49. Poor Shen Ye. But Dong Hua really impresses me here with his concern for Feng Jiu, voice, avenging her against Miao Luo, etc.

I like Xuyang.

some faults to be found. They couldn’t let a Dong Hua know he wrongly accused his pet fox? And couldn’t they show a better camera angle if Jiheng was going to run away?

jiheng, if Dong Hua wasn’t taken in by your looks before, he ain’t going to now. Especially since Feng Jiu is second only to her aunt.

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I’m pretty sure I asked this before but anyway....remind me why couldn’t Feng Jiu or Si Ming recover the Lingbi Stone after it was buried? Surely they knew it was in danger after knowing demons were in conspiracy with the first prince.

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