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1 hour ago, Megan said:

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.

 

The Chengyu citizens or royalty would expect to find the Lingbi Stone when they fix the collapsed tomb and dig out the trapped bodies. 

 

FJ and Si Ming are only focused on finishing the mortal realm trial. FJ won't be in the position either to still remember the stone, considering her emotional state. 

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Ok - for those wondering what Vengo said during his interview (I only translated up to this point. The rest was his message for his love rivals, which I won't go into, his appreciation to viewers for

13 minutes ago, MayanEcho said:

 

The Chengyu citizens or royalty would expect to find the Lingbi Stone when they fix the collapsed tomb and dig out the trapped bodies. 

 

FJ and Si Ming are only focused on finishing the mortal realm trial. FJ won't be in the position either to still remember the stone, considering her emotional state. 

What about Si Ming then?

i thought they were going to let the bodies stay there after what the dowager empress said. Or at least only Xuanren knows to access the Stone, and he died.

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6 minutes ago, Megan said:

What about Si Ming then?

i thought they were going to let the bodies stay there after what the dowager empress said. Or at least only Xuanren knows to access the Stone, and he died.

 

Drama POV, SXR said they will still honour the brother, and YQT of course. Anyhow, they would still dig the place to fix it, and to retrieve YQT and the others, whatever was remaining there when they get through the rubble. Unless Chengyu builds another burial place, SXR will also be buried in the Imperial tomb after his demise.

 

Si Ming can only tell DH about the Lingbi stone if he was asked, which he was not on what went through the mortal trial. 

 

Besides, the consensus was that the Soul Locking jade shattered when DH escaped the wicked lotus realm. Only FJ is sure of what it was, and she would never go to Jiuchongtian to tell that.

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Finished episode 50. While I am happy Dong Hua is treating Feng Jiu right...is now the time to be romantic when people are risking their lives to guard Miao Luo?

Meng Shao; you are admirable.

still feeling irked that Junuo wants to sweep their sins under the rug. I get they want to move on, but I still feel like there needs to be closure before that can happen.

isnt it a bad idea to plant the tree in case Miao Luo breaks out? I’m pretty sure the tree suffered from all that miasma....

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@MayanEcho I'm glad someone else is enjoying it too~~ Did you see the part I pointed out about the fight between XY and DH yet? Never fails to make me laugh. XD

 

Also, there's actually another note I totally forgot to make, but in Chinese, a lot of curses involve using family members, and these tend to also be the rudest curses you can use. They're kind of like the equivalent of saying f**k or something similar, but they're usually really hard to properly translate, and I felt like it might be too jarring for people to read in the text when Hamster's translation is so much more toned down, so I didn't really change them, and I think I only marked out a pretty minor one. In the text, there are actually a bunch of places where there's some of this kind of cursing going on. I'll explain a few below, not all of them, for anyone who's still curious: 

 

许久,她轻轻吹了一口气,丝帕的一角微微扬起,她心中咯噔一声:爷爷的,不是幻觉吧?

At length she softly heaved; the handkerchief’s corner slightly rose. Her heart thumped loudly: Dear me, this isn't a hallucination?

*So what's bolded there is actually the curse, literally 'grandfather,' but what she's actually saying is a little more like: F**k, this isn't a hallucination?

 

凤九在心里咬住小手指:“他爷爷的,真的是姬蘅。”

Fengjiu mentally bit her little finger, “Dammit, it really is Jiheng.” 

*This one is a little closer, same as above, so: “F**k, it really is Jiheng.”

 

凤九额头上青筋跳了一跳:“避你大爷的嫌,陪你大爷的一会儿,浇了五六个时辰的雨...

The veins on Fengjiu’s forehead were popping blue. “To hell with rumors and company. You’ve been in the rain for ten or twelve hours...

*Also similar, but this one is a little more awkward I feel. So its closer to: “F**k your avoiding suspicions, f**k your keeping you company. You’ve been in the rain for ten or twelve hours...

 

... 遥遥不知从何处扯来一柄长剑,杀气腾腾地指向东华,喝道:“你奶奶个熊的冰块脸,累得老子在此等你半日...

... From somewhere, he drew a long sword, and with murderous intent, pointed it at Donghua and shouted, “Damn you, Ice Face. Your gramps has been waiting for half a day.

*Similar idea here, so he's saying: “F**k you, Ice Face. Your gramps has been waiting for half a day. 

 

明明是他老人家将计就计编出这场戏,他老人家倒是溜得快,却将自己推出来唱压轴,他大爷的

That old man had obviously plotted this entire comical play. Then at the end, that old man made a speedy escape and pushed him out to sing the finale instead. Damn him

*I think I was actually the one who changed this one to the above, but yeah, it's also much ruder: Then at the end, that old man made a speedy escape and pushed him out to sing the finale instead. F**k him.

 

So, in conclusion: I'm sure you didn't expect that FJ (and the other characters except maybe XY) curses like that did you? Now that I've ruined your images of her... have fun. XD

 

Also, I think I'm actually going to put them into my own copy with all the other changes / annotations I made, so if anyone wants it, pm me cause I don't want to spam anyone with more emails, but I definitely won't be done with it for at least another six months or so though, so if you don't mind receiving an email from me six months in the future, I'll be happy to send it over. :)

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@UnluckyWhiteCat I'm in page 66. Hehe he. She's just tried to escape DH. So I'm about to reach the 2nd duel of DH-XY. Or should that be 3rd, since DH had beaten up XY after leaving wicked lotus realm, after baby fox was left in Tai Chen? :D I'm sure XY didn't let himself get beaten without a fight, LOL!

 

I really like the footnotes, and the additional details big or small. :wub:

 

Hahaha, when I can, I'll try to learn Mandarin. I hope I can pick it up fast enough as I could with Arabic, for more reading.

 

No, I'm not surprised they also mouth off like us mortals. Perhaps not always as blatantly crude as the English equivalents, or so rude there's no translation to give justice to it, but curses or insults nonetheless. The last example is the very proper SMY, right? LMAO!

 

Thanks again so much, and any other annotated copies you make, please always include me in your list. :)

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@UnluckyWhiteCat

 

Hmm, this "joke" of DH and footnote 83.

 

"You really must have been terrified, your ears are  showing .” A-PB1, p85.

 

From English By Day, "ears are showing through" could mean: 

 

8. To Be Out On Your Ear

Meaning: to be forced to leave a situation. Usually a job, one’s home, etc.

Use In A Sentence: After 15 years of working for the same company, I am out on my ear because the new manager thinks I am too old.

 

DH is amused that FJ on her own transformed back from being a silk handkerchief to her human form due to the terror of being in the thick of a duel (tied to Cang'he sword hilt of all things, tsk).

 

Or also a combination of these two, and can even include #8:

 

44. To Prick Up One’s Ear

Meaning: to suddenly pay close attention to what is happening or what is being said.

Use In A Sentence: When Marty heard his name in the hallway, he pricked up his ears.

 

45. To Have Big Ears

Meaning: to eavesdrop.

Use In A Sentence: Be careful what you say in the office. Some people have big ears.

 

FJ was not responding to anything that DH says to bait her (turning into handkerchief is her hobby; wiping rag for Cang'he) into revealing herself. As if she is deaf. She is now, however, so afraid, that she is now attentive, and listening in to what was being said between DH and XY. So much so that she transformed back, and her "pricked up" ears "getting big" they show, as she witnesses the duel between the ancient legendary warrior and the pretty demon lord. ^_^

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And does anybody wish we could have seen Dong Hua reject Jiheng again? Maybe they could have cut Meng Shao’s scenes a little shorter and inserted that scene.

2 hours ago, MayanEcho said:

@UnluckyWhiteCat

 

Hmm, this "joke" of DH and footnote 83.

 

"You really must have been terrified, your ears are  showing .” A-PB1, p85.

 

From English By Day, "ears are showing through" could mean: 

 

8. To Be Out On Your Ear

Meaning: to be forced to leave a situation. Usually a job, one’s home, etc.

Use In A Sentence: After 15 years of working for the same company, I am out on my ear because the new manager thinks I am too old.

 

DH is amused that FJ on her own transformed back from being a silk handkerchief to her human form due to the terror of being in the thick of a duel (tied to Cang'he sword hilt of all things, tsk).

 

Or also a combination of these two, and can even include #8:

 

44. To Prick Up One’s Ear

Meaning: to suddenly pay close attention to what is happening or what is being said.

Use In A Sentence: When Marty heard his name in the hallway, he pricked up his ears.

 

45. To Have Big Ears

Meaning: to eavesdrop.

Use In A Sentence: Be careful what you say in the office. Some people have big ears.

 

FJ was not responding to anything that DH says to bait her (turning into handkerchief is her hobby; wiping rag for Cang'he) into revealing herself. As if she is deaf. She is now, however, so afraid, that she is now attentive, and listening in to what was being said between DH and XY. So much so that she transformed back, and her "pricked up" ears "getting big" they show, as she witnesses the duel between the ancient legendary warrior and the pretty demon lord. ^_^

I thought it meant her fox ears were showing. She was so scared she lost control of her appearance

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Also, something just occured to me, but was there some sort of rumor that after playing Feng Jiu twice, Dilireba said she wanted to play a different character personality or something? Seems sad she didn’t enjoy acting as Feng Jiu.

Btw, while I am happy how Dong Hua even redecorates to please Feng Jiu, I do wonder why he adds pink curtains. The flowers provide refreshment if spirits when working on the sword box. But why add pink curtains? I don’t get it.

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10 hours ago, UnluckyWhiteCat said:

Also, I think I'm actually going to put them into my own copy with all the other changes / annotations I made, so if anyone wants it, pm me cause I don't want to spam anyone with more emails, but I definitely won't be done with it for at least another six months or so though, so if you don't mind receiving an email from me six months in the future, I'll be happy to send it over. :)

 

Would you please send it to me as well? I'd love to read it!

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1 hour ago, Megan said:

And does anybody wish we could have seen Dong Hua reject Jiheng again? Maybe they could have cut Meng Shao’s scenes a little shorter and inserted that scene.

I thought it meant her fox ears were showing. She was so scared she lost control of her appearance

 

The script was changed here though when Biyiniao and Night Owl clans must be evacuated, such that pond scene of JH asking to be taken with them so that she can be a Tai Chen maid is nixed. And though it would be gratifying to see that played out, I personally prefer the closure of Meng Shao. 

 

About the ears, yeah, that too is a possiblity, that her fox ears may have come out. FJ's usual drama POV partial transformation though are her nine tails billowing out when she's excited or happy. The "ears showing" can also be attributed to what was going on in A-PB1, p84^_^

 

1 hour ago, Megan said:

Also, something just occured to me, but was there some sort of rumor that after playing Feng Jiu twice, Dilireba said she wanted to play a different character personality or something? Seems sad she didn’t enjoy acting as Feng Jiu.

 

An actress worth her salt would always want to have roles that can push her acting prowess. Reba may be speaking of roles she haven't had yet. It's a little difficult for her actually, IIRC a writeup of her, since her features aren't of the usual Chinese majority (she looks Levantine, due to her Uighur lineage).  

 

1 hour ago, Megan said:

Btw, while I am happy how Dong Hua even redecorates to please Feng Jiu, I do wonder why he adds pink curtains. The flowers provide refreshment if spirits when working on the sword box. But why add pink curtains? I don’t get it.

 

The pink curtains are likely for feminine touch since Tai Chen is mostly white and gold. Or DH is a bit sentimental that he first saw the Aranya her in the dream arc in pink. :)

 

17 minutes ago, Megan said:

I don’t think I will ever fully understand why Dong Hua wants to see Feng Jiu’s baby pictures. Ye Hua isn’t even in this episode...

 

Natural curiosity of how FJ looked as a baby and a little girl...happens too in the real world. It's to see how the person changed as they grew.

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I adore the martial arts scene, though I find it curious that Feng Jiu can only beat them blindfolded.... for the first half, they were still 10 men.

23 minutes ago, MayanEcho said:

An actress worth her salt would always want to have roles that can push her acting prowess. Reba may be speaking of roles she haven't had yet. It's a little difficult for her actually, IIRC a writeup of her, since her features aren't of the usual Chinese majority (she looks Levantine, due to her Uighur lineage). 

I just find it sad she didn’t want to play Feng Jiu again. It sounds like she didn’t enjoy it. I know, I know. Actors need to learn to play different types of characters. Otherwise they will be stuck playing the same types of roles over and over again.

to be honest, when I first saw Dilireba as Feng Jiu in eternal love, I thought she looked Chinese. To be fair, she does look a bit Asian since Ugyhurs have a mixed heritage, right? Then again, I don’t really know much about the Mediterranean...

IICR? What does that mean?

I like episode 51. The romance and fights are wonderful. I am sad about the biyiniaos though, despite how I feel they owe Aranya, they didn’t deserve to die. Poor Meng Shao. He would have been a good king. A bit naive, but kind and loyal.

does anyone find it confusing that Bai Zhen and Zhe Yan know Feng Jiu is in a relationship with Dong Hua and are still surprised that they are married?

and why is Lian Song given a seat of honor above the fox king, and allowed to remain seating while everyone else stands up? Friendship with Dong Hua?

And about Feng Jiu’s swearing...why do I feel like Dong Hua admires this trait because who would dare swear in his presence? Who would dare threaten to break him like a twig? Who dares call him a weirdo?

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2 hours ago, Megan said:

I adore the martial arts scene, though I find it curious that Feng Jiu can only beat them blindfolded.... for the first half, they were still 10 men.

 

Not distracted anymore. Actually, when you have to rely on other senses when sight isn't there, you'll be amazed on how much can you hear or notice, compared to when you can see.

 

2 hours ago, Megan said:

I just find it sad she didn’t want to play Feng Jiu again. It sounds like she didn’t enjoy it. I know, I know. Actors need to learn to play different types of characters. Otherwise they will be stuck playing the same types of roles over and over again.

to be honest, when I first saw Dilireba as Feng Jiu in eternal love, I thought she looked Chinese. To be fair, she does look a bit Asian since Ugyhurs have a mixed heritage, right? Then again, I don’t really know much about the Mediterranean...

IICR? What does that mean?

 

Uighurs in China would likely be mostly mixed heritage now given how many centuries passed that they settled there. 

 

The Levantines are still Asians, and Turkey straddles two continents. I live in Middle East, so her features are commonly seen here and familiar for me. 

 

As for the role FJ, she could have been affected with the preproduction brouhaha, or shooting it has been hard. That's her view and how she felt that time she was asked about playing FJ. Anyhow, if Lotus Steps gets adapted too for drama, the spotlight will not be as much as FJ role had for Pillow Book, for whoever will play the part. It will be to Cheng Yu. If the present Cheng Yu actress doesn't reprise the role, I kinda wish Li Qin does it.

 

IIRC - If I remember correctly 

 

2 hours ago, Megan said:

does anyone find it confusing that Bai Zhen and Zhe Yan know Feng Jiu is in a relationship with Dong Hua and are still surprised that they are married?

 

They could have guessed they are in a relationship as DH the recluse came to Bincang ceremony of FJ, but not the registered officially married status. 

 

2 hours ago, Megan said:

and why is Lian Song given a seat of honor above the fox king, and allowed to remain seating while everyone else stands up? Friendship with Dong Hua?

 

He also has high status as 3rd Prince of Jiuchongtian, he's also the water god. 

 

2 hours ago, Megan said:

And about Feng Jiu’s swearing...why do I feel like Dong Hua admires this trait because who would dare swear in his presence? Who would dare threaten to break him like a twig? Who dares call him a weirdo?

 

No one would call him that or tell him that to his face. She also refuses his robes, derides him over Zhi He in public, and drunkenly informs him he's bad. ;) She does a lot of first to him, no wonder he's interested.

 

Oh, XY is also bold enough. Hahaha!

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13 hours ago, MayanEcho said:

Hahaha, when I can, I'll try to learn Mandarin. I hope I can pick it up fast enough as I could with Arabic, for more reading.

 

No, I'm not surprised they also mouth off like us mortals. Perhaps not always as blatantly crude as the English equivalents, or so rude there's no translation to give justice to it, but curses or insults nonetheless. The last example is the very proper SMY, right? LMAO!

 

Ugh, good luck learning! I did it for ten years starting when I was like four and I still have problems sometimes. Memorizing all the characters is just painful.:criesariver: Arabic? I can't even imagine having to learn another set of alphabets for a whole new language. :crazy: 

 

Yes it was SMY, he also happens to (inwardly) call DH an old man a lot:joy:

 

7 hours ago, MayanEcho said:

DH is amused that FJ on her own transformed back from being a silk handkerchief to her human form due to the terror of being in the thick of a duel (tied to Cang'he sword hilt of all things, tsk).

 

FJ was not responding to anything that DH says to bait her (turning into handkerchief is her hobby; wiping rag for Cang'he) into revealing herself. As if she is deaf. She is now, however, so afraid, that she is now attentive, and listening in to what was being said between DH and XY. So much so that she transformed back, and her "pricked up" ears "getting big" they show, as she witnesses the duel between the ancient legendary warrior and the pretty demon lord. ^_^

 

4 hours ago, Megan said:

I thought it meant her fox ears were showing. She was so scared she lost control of her appearance

 

I was also thinking that she was really scared and her actual fox ears were showing, but I never really considered the idea that it was because she wasn't responding to DH. I don't really know for sure, but I do feel like either could be a reasonable explanation though. Except, I think when she turned from a handkerchief back into her human form, it was because DH forced her to turn back, not because she was scared. 

 

3 hours ago, SilverDawn said:

Would you please send it to me as well? I'd love to read it!

 

I'd be happy to, pm me with your email!

 

2 hours ago, Megan said:

I just find it sad she didn’t want to play Feng Jiu again. It sounds like she didn’t enjoy it. I know, I know. Actors need to learn to play different types of characters. Otherwise they will be stuck playing the same types of roles over and over again.

 

Oooh actually, totally off topic, but I think I heard somewhere that Maggie Huang, the actress that played Su Jin in TMoPB was actually offered the role of FJ first, but she decided she wanted to take on Su Jin's role instead (don't quote me on this, I'm not sure where I saw it). But if that was the case and she took it, we could have wound up with a very different FJ instead. :open_mouth:

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1 hour ago, UnluckyWhiteCat said:

I can't even imagine having to learn another set of alphabets for a whole new language. :crazy: 

 

And reading right to left. :sweatingbullets:

 

1 hour ago, UnluckyWhiteCat said:

Yes it was SMY, he also happens to (inwardly) call DH an old man a lot

 

What he was made to do can make anyone tear off their hair, nyahahaha! While DH is ... :P Right, he had to go fight a water serpent afterwards for three days to release pent-up frustrations. 

Spoiler

Will I not get banned if I write it here what exactly DH was feeling:lol:

 

I also sort of think FJ was forced back to her human form, but I kinda also think that even when she asks DH that he even knows how to do that to her, she did instinctively on her own due to fright. 

 

1 hour ago, UnluckyWhiteCat said:

Oooh actually, totally off topic, but I think I heard somewhere that Maggie Huang, the actress that played Su Jin in TMoPB was actually offered the role of FJ first, but she decided she wanted to take on Su Jin's role instead (don't quote me on this, I'm not sure where I saw it). But if that was the case and she took it, we could have wound up with a very different FJ instead

 

I've read that too, I think somewhere in this thread some months ago. I liked Maggie Huang in Princess Agents, and she can also do the cutesy like Dilraba. In Ep28 TMOPB, when FJ impersonated Su Jin to steal the lamp, she was flawless acting like childish FJ would do, even the mannerisms and gestures.

 

Somehow, I kinda feel DH will not be played by Vengo, if Reba wasn't FJ. Vengo was supposed to be Zhe Yan, and Zhe Yan actor would have been DH...but director had good eye and insight to switch their roles. ^_^

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5 hours ago, MayanEcho said:

I've read that too, I think somewhere in this thread some months ago. I liked Maggie Huang in Princess Agents, and she can also do the cutesy like Dilraba. In Ep28 TMOPB, when FJ impersonated Su Jin to steal the lamp, she was flawless acting like childish FJ would do, even the mannerisms and gestures.

 

Somehow, I kinda feel DH will not be played by Vengo, if Reba wasn't FJ. Vengo was supposed to be Zhe Yan, and Zhe Yan actor would have been DH...but director had good eye and insight to switch their roles. ^_^

 

I can't imagine anyone else as FJ or DH. Good point regarding Vengo and Reba. The director probably saw the natural chemistry between them, and decided to give Vengo a chance. The role DH was definitely the break he needed to take his acting career to another level.

 

8 hours ago, Megan said:

And about Feng Jiu’s swearing...why do I feel like Dong Hua admires this trait because who would dare swear in his presence? Who would dare threaten to break him like a twig? Who dares call him a weirdo?

It seems like DH likes to be around individuals that test boundaries and playful, yet have good morals such as Shao Wan and Lian Song. Going by his past preference in friendship, FJ fits his criteria.

10 hours ago, Megan said:

Also, something just occured to me, but was there some sort of rumor that after playing Feng Jiu twice, Dilireba said she wanted to play a different character personality or something? Seems sad she didn’t enjoy acting as Feng Jiu.

Btw, while I am happy how Dong Hua even redecorates to please Feng Jiu, I do wonder why he adds pink curtains. The flowers provide refreshment if spirits when working on the sword box. But why add pink curtains? I don’t get it.

I think in her early acting career, Dilireba was type cast to naïve characters. Many of her roles included her chasing after the ML, which many viewers may view FJ similar to her previous roles. Dilireba played FJ so well, I noticed some viewers said they dislike watching her, mainly because they find her character's annoying. Which is a shame. 

Character's such as FJ may be considered the standard FL type in Idol Dramas, which is usually aimed at younger audience. Dilireba is getting older, so she probably want to expand her acting and try more 'serious' roles in the future, so she isn't type cast. I wouldn't say she didn't enjoy acting as FJ. I think I read somewhere, Dilireba reported 2018, this is when she filmed ELOD, was one of her happiest times.

 

DH added pink curtains, because FJ may find it pleasing and feel more at home. FJ herself, tend to wear more pinkish colours. 

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20 minutes ago, ChibiLy said:

can't imagine anyone else as FJ or DH. Good point regarding Vengo and Reba. The director probably saw the natural chemistry between them, and decided to give Vengo a chance. The role DH was definitely the break he needed to take his acting career to another level.

 

If I'm the casting person and looks would count apart from acting talent to be DH, Vengo fits the bill of the ancient warrior who led the wars and the Emperor for all realms from his height alone. :lol:

 

I'm glad more rational minds prevailed on casting for ELOD roles. 

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