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[ MAINLAND CHINESE DRAMA 2019 ] The Untamed 陈情令

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Since there’s no English translation of this song yet, here’s my attempt at translating the lyrics.

I didn’t quite understand some of the phrases, so please correct me if I’m wrong

 

恨别 Goodbye filled with hatred/ or regret 

 

秋雨打灯 莲花落满坞中

 Autumn rain extinguishes a lantern, falling down on Lian Hua Wu (Lotus Pier,the name of Jiang Cheng’s home)

少年心 隔水仍发好梦

Separated by water, the youths heart still yearns for a pleasant dream

一朝火海惊动 血漫舟中莲蓬

One morning disturbed by a sea of flames, blood soaked the lotus pods

烈火无事却向西风

Blazing flames coming with the west wind

扬涛雷弄 三毒挥紫电纵 

Amidst  rising waves and thunder claps, brandishing San Du (name of Jiang Cheng’s sword) and  releasing Zi Dian (Purple Lightning , name of his ring)

高台上 看世事更错综

On a high tower, watching worldly affairs become more entangled 

任由他凡尘千众也难以 抵我重

Allowing him free rein, thousands of mortal world’s  cannot withstand  my sense of heaviness 

欲经此 身后尸骨再远送

Wishing to move on,the bones behind escorted far away

难将前尘都随风

It is hard to let past events go with the wind

天光一醉万里红

A drunken dawn, the sky is streaked with red for ten thousand miles

山遥水远坞中可有人在等

Mountains and rivers far away in the Pier,there is someone waiting

几回庭前儿时梦

Many times standing before the courtyard,like in childhood dreams

寒剑锋冷谁独拥

A cold sword and a chilling blade,who wants to embrace them alone

只余血海孤灯

Only leaving behind a sea of blood (deep hatred)and a lonely lantern

血溅门灯 杯中淡茶早冷

Blood splashes the lantern at the door,tea in the cup grows cold

他年人一觉惊万里梦

 In the past he has awakened from ten thousand miles of dreams

剑指昔年旧友方知寻道不同

Long ago,pointing a sword at an old friend only to realise we walk different paths (have different beliefs)

昨日情分不似众朋

Those feelings of yesterday were not only of friendship

骤雨送声 惊惧剖丹相赠

Heavy rain carrys sound, alarmed he gifted his internal core

当年人 教我如何能憎?

In the past, he has taught me how to hate

江湖别后谁似青山飘蓬 不留踪

The martial arts world since we parted, who like the green mountains wandering,leaving behind no trace. (Since we parted, you were like the green mountains wandering, leaving no trace in the martial arts world)

再相见 依稀是旧友新容

When we met again, a new appearance vaguely resembles an old friend

应恨前尘万事空

The hatred of the past has become hollow

血将天地一抹红

Blood caused heaven and earth to by dyed with red

故人作别口中有辞言不能

Words of parting to an old friend still on his lips,unable to speak 

作茧之人缚千层

It is he who is tied up with a thousand layers

无一可辩恨早终

Enable to explain that his hatred no longer exists

只任 寒灰 扬穷

Allowing cold ashes to fly away till the end

如朝露来去匆匆

Like morning dew coming and going quickly

如那长天万里风

Like the wind in the skies traveling over ten thousand miles

何因此生聚散不过一场梦

Why is it a lifetime of meeting and partings only like a dream

紫电无情可感痛?

Zi Dian ( his ring) is unfeeling,can it feel pain?

三毒锋冷难再送

San Du (Three poisons/evil, his sword) blade is cold,unable to bid farewell again

本是 秋意 正浓

This is the right time in autumn.

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Translating from Chinese to English is infinitely difficult.... The language relies heavily on metaphors, imagery and layered meanings. Even professional translations risk being either superficial or too literal. xD

 

Kudos to the lyric translations!

 

 

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Towards the end, it was kind of sad Jiang Chen was unable to say thank you, I’m sorry or even farewell to Wei WuXian even though he probably really wanted to. I guess Wei WuXian realised they were never going to be on speaking terms with each other again, so he left without saying goodbye to either Jiang Chen or Jin Ling.

 

That annoying brat, Jin Ling didn’t even say sorry over that stabbing incident. He did put his dog on a leash at least, out of respect for Wei Wuxian so I guess he gets a point for that.

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Just finished the raw eps, have to rewatch the engsub ones. I think i missed so many things, but i just cant help to ask these, who is the guy who pay gold to the story teller to tell about Yiling Patriach? he is also the one who sneaked in ep 2 when WWX playing flute and came Wen Ning. My guess is Nie HuaiSang, but dont know what the purpose? CMIIW, thank u!

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My personal thoughts and review of the ending: (Spoiler ahead)

 

I know there were mix feelings and perspective regarding the ending for viewers...but I honestly can say that I like this ending and it is the best way to be implicit of the relationship between WWX and LWJ. LWJ know of his feeling for WWX very early on and it is clear from his actions which imply to us, the viewer, how he feels toward WWX but WWX doesn't know this. All of LWJ's emotion, action, and his life center around WWX but WWX has a very complex life that is full with other peoples and circumstances. Although it is very obvious that he treated LWJ differently, he is conflicted about his true feeling for LWJ. After everything that happened, he is glad and thankful that LWJ stand by his side but he doesn't realize his feeling for LWJ is much more than being soulmate... He automatically assume they will always be together as friends and travel the world together since they share the same goal and path... but when LWJ didn't answer him and simply stand there, at first there was the confusion (Why is he not coming?) then shock and disappointment (understanding that he is not leaving with him) and finally the quiet acceptance of LWJ's decision. However, when he asked whether LWJ is coming with him, I felt that WWX was scared for a minute there... Why is he scared? Why does he automatically assume LWJ will stay by his side? Why would he feel sad? After everything is resolved, everyone have their path to follow. Wen Ning, his follower and friend, left him and he was happy for him. Lan Xichen, the kid he had such a strong bond with, also continue on his own path...He didn't get to say goodbye to JC and JL but he knows they are well and have their own life but why do he expect LWJ to stay by his side? LWJ will still be in Cloud Recesses, they are still friends and he can always go visit him...so why WWX reaction this way? We, as audience, knows the answer but WWX doesn't because he still haven't figure out his feelings yet. I see many people argue LWJ is out of character to leave WWX alone but I agree with LWJ's action because LWJ always live under his brother protection, his brother helped him take care of all the things that LWJ won't want and have to do, giving him the freedom he needed throughout his life, but his brother right now is confused and under shock from the whole JGY's incident. No one is suitable for the leader position and LWJ is only taking it on temporarily until his brother recover. I can't see LWJ leaving the things they are and leaving with WWX to wander the world. Now why can't LWJ ask WWX to stay or express his feeling? Because LWJ will never do that. First of all, he is not 100% sure WWX return his feeling or are just grateful to him as a friend, second, he can't lock WWX up in Cloud Recesses like a prison, knowing WWX is never that fond of Cloud Recesses and prefer freedom. Therefore, it make sense to me to have their separation, for WWX to figure out his feeling and LWJ to take care of all his unfinished business. The fact is even if they are separated at this point, it would not last long because either one day WWX will figure out his feelings and went back to LWJ or LWJ will finish up his businesses and look for WWX even if he have to settle for staying with him as a friend if WWX didn't return his feeling. The way I see it from WWX's shock... then unbelievable but hopeful expression from hearing LWJ's voice and then he turned around and finally that smile, it confirm to me that WWX finally understand his feeling and is happy to see LWJ and his acceptance to his relationship with LWJ. :) 

 

This drama more than exceeded my expectation and it is a very great adaptation to the novel. Under so many restrictions, they manage to make this a true adaptation and stay as close to the novel as possible and keeping the spirit and essence of the characters. All the actors/actresses did a fantastic job, even if some of them are very new and raw, I appreciate their dedication to their characters and trying their best to understand and portray their characters. Great team, great production, and as a result a great drama!!! :thumbsup:

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I loved the bit where Lan Sizhui told Wen Ning that Lan Zhan raised him along side his rabbits.The rabbits were left to Lan Zhan by Wei Wuxian and Lan Sizhui (previously Wen Yuan) was sort of his adopted son. It makes sense that Lan Zhan would want to keep the rabbits given to him by Wei Wuxian and his adopted son together in the same place.

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I cried a lot for the jindan reveal scene...everyone did so good in that scene, especially LWJ...I thought it was just gonna be a single tear scene but he cried so much and looked so beautiful doing it too :dissapointed_relieved: 

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1 hour ago, shuwei said:

I cried a lot for the jindan reveal scene...everyone did so good in that scene, especially LWJ...I thought it was just gonna be a single tear scene but he cried so much and looked so beautiful doing it too :dissapointed_relieved: 

 

The original novel explains that a Jiang Chen was so upset because his achievements were technically not his own. His achievements needed Wei Wuxians sacrifice. Wu Wuxian was willing to give up his jin dan because he felt that he owed the Jiang family for raising him and without them he wouldn’t get the chance to cultivate a Jin Dan in the first place.

 

 

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23 hours ago, frostflower14 said:

I loved the bit where Lan Sizhui told Wen Ning that Lan Zhan raised him along side his rabbits.The rabbits were left to Lan Zhan by Wei Wuxian and Lan Sizhui (previously Wen Yuan) was sort of his adopted son. It makes sense that Lan Zhan would want to keep the rabbits given to him by Wei Wuxian and his adopted son together in the same place.

OMG Same here. I am thankful to the director Chen to include this little part. This is one of the thing that LWJ did during that 13 years without WWX. At first, LWJ wanted to put ah Yuan in the ground like WWX did to ah yuan when he was little  "growing carrot" but he didnt. LWJ just put him together with the rabbits... 

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On 8/12/2019 at 2:08 AM, epinklyn said:

Just finished the raw eps, have to rewatch the engsub ones. I think i missed so many things, but i just cant help to ask these, who is the guy who pay gold to the story teller to tell about Yiling Patriach? he is also the one who sneaked in ep 2 when WWX playing flute and came Wen Ning. My guess is Nie HuaiSang, but dont know what the purpose? CMIIW, thank u!

NIE HUAI SANG

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2 minutes ago, epinklyn said:

 

Thx, do you know why?

He wanted to revenge for his brother, Nie Ming Jue. So he created such a huge plot to reveal all the bad things that Jin Guang Yao did in the past. 

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Some of the English subs in the official MV kind of don’t make sense, so here’s my version. The lyrics seem of imply that Wen Ning loved Wei Wuxian and didn’t just stay by his side out of gratitude .

 

 

赤子

擦肩的人 路过的城 在心里生根

My closest comrade,who has traveled with me through cities,in my heart something has taken root

(擦肩的人 means person/people close enough to rub shoulders with)

生在淤泥 身陷囹圄 仍不忘原本

Born in mud yet unaffected by it, not forgetting his origins

几多恩怨 几多离分 乱世里浮沉

How many grievances, how many partings in this chaotic world full of triumphs and downfalls?

在患难旅程 写下无悔的爱恨

Through adversity on our journey, writing of love and hate without regrets

不怕和世界 对立成敌人

Unafraid of becoming enemies with the entire world

只要你 眼神首肯

Only if your eyes allow it

心如赤子单纯

My heart is pure and innocent like a newborn 

不染半点灰尘

Not affected by  half a grain of dust (matters of the mortal world)

穿过所有纷争

Through all conflicts

在你的身侧永恒

Forever staying by your side

心如赤子天真

My heart is naive like a new born

哪怕一身修罗印痕

Unafraid of my body’s Demonic mark

用残生 为你奋不顾身

Using what’s left of my life to fight for you,  unconcerned about myself

一身白衣 一如少年 有谁能佐证

Clothed in white like a youth, who can confirm?

无边回忆 结了蛛网 草木巳深深

Endless memories woven like cobwebs,the vegetation has grown abundantly 

多少风雪 多少故人 多少次认真

How many blizzards, how many old friends, how many times in earnest

在患难旅程 写下无悔的爱恨

Through adversity on our journey, writing of love and hate without regrets

不怕和世界 对立成敌人

Unafraid of becoming enemies with the entire world

只要你 眼神首肯

Only if your eyes allow it

心如赤子单纯

My heart is pure and innocent like a newborn

不染半点灰尘

Not affected by  half a grain of dust (matters of the mortal world)

穿过所有纷争

Through all conflicts

在你的身侧永恒

Forever staying by your side

心如赤子天真

My heart is naive like a new born

哪怕一身修罗印痕

Unafraid of my body’s demonic mark

用残生 为你奋不顾身

Using what’s left of my life to fight for you, unconcerned about myself

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On 8/11/2019 at 8:35 PM, frostflower14 said:

Towards the end, it was kind of sad Jiang Chen was unable to say thank you, I’m sorry or even farewell to Wei WuXian even though he probably really wanted to. I guess Wei WuXian realised they were never going to be on speaking terms with each other again, so he left without saying goodbye to either Jiang Chen or Jin Ling.

 

That annoying brat, Jin Ling didn’t even say sorry over that stabbing incident. He did put his dog on a leash at least, out of respect for Wei Wuxian so I guess he gets a point for that.

to be fair to him, WX is responsible for killing his dad and mom :)

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did you guys see the Tencent FB news.. not sure if real.

but they are inviting international fans to vote on scenarios and they will customize the ending accordingly

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Just finished watch ep 43 - ep 46 and WTH @ Menyao, his wife, and his father situation. :rage: 

Those old leaders are so ungrateful and unapologetic to WWX. After learning that everything is the snake’s doing then ask WWX to use his black magic since only him can stand against Mengyao. LOL at WWX reaction when that old dude said it. He was so done with him.

 

The core change reveal and LWJ cried! JC is very a jerk. How could he be so mean!! 

You can feel Wangji’s love for WWX during the boat conversation with Wen Ning.

 

 When they were about to boat to Lotus Cove, and Jin Ling was crying and saying about being immature and not having maternal love/care. I cried with him.

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4 hours ago, enigmatic_zephy said:

to be fair to him, WX is responsible for killing his dad and mom :)

No, he’s not. Wen clan already attacked other clans and would come for Yumeng and Jin. With the Xuanu event or not, they would attack Yumeng. Do you really think they would send an army to Yumeng and make it a Wen base just because WX? They decided to do that before they took the boys and their swords, they took them as hostages. 

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3 hours ago, NataliaMedella said:

No, he’s not. Wen clan already attacked other clans and would come for Yumeng and Jin. With the Xuanu event or not, they would attack Yumeng. Do you really think they would send an army to Yumeng and make it a Wen base just because WX? They decided to do that before they took the boys and their swords, they took them as hostages. 

I think OP mean WX is responsible for Jin Ling’s parent’s death not JC’s.

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46 minutes ago, Blue Sky said:

I think OP mean WX is responsible for Jin Ling’s parent’s death not JC’s.

You are right! I mistake with Jiang Cheng. In the novel WX is really responsible. Not in cql world tho, they made him pure as cotton. JGY did all the dirt.

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