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盜墓筆記‧归零
Grave Robber's Chronicles - Cycle
演唱:小曲儿
Singer: Xiao Qu Er
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盜墓筆記‧張起靈‧不朽
Grave Robber's Chronicles - Zhang Qi Ling - Immortal
演唱:音頻怪物
Singer: Yin Pin Guai Wu
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raini7o5
01 April 2017 @ 01:27 am



CHAPTER 11 - JOURNEY

Translation Notes: So sorry readers for the super long disappearance! I got caught up in a lot of other stuff and wasn't able to update as usual. I think that was a pretty good cliff-hanger to leave off on though, no? haha, hopefully everyone is done mourning over Da Shixiong. It was really sad for me too when I first got there, was confused and upset XiXI Dongdong killed off my wonderful Da Shixiong, how could she!! Not much new chinese romanizations in this chapter. Just a few reminders: Xiao Hei is Qing Kui's nickname for Little Black aka Blackie aka Little Black Turtle who has been MIA for a while already... Xiao-shimei is just a more enduring way to call a shimei, usually the youngest (therefore 'xiao') of the bunch and therefore the one everyone dotes on.
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Ling Xi knelt there alone at the center of the Cloud Pavilion. Her bloodstained white robe had not been changed yet, the blood on her face had not been wiped away either. Her head was lowered, eyes downcast.

Cang Yu stood before the high chair, watching her without saying a word.

Both were silent. It had already been an hour. The sky had brightened faintly. This long night, finally was about to pass. However Cang Jia Shan, it seems was no longer the same Cang Jia Shan from one night ago.

Some more weatheredness seemed to have been added to Cang Yu's visage. His white beard rested quietly on his Dao robe, so softly it seemed to be comforting him.

“Qing Kui said that the eagle that had saved him was your xian spirit?” Cang Yu finally spoke, his words carrying suppressed rage.

“Yes.” Ling Xi nodded.

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raini7o5
01 February 2017 @ 09:52 pm



CHAPTER 10 - DESOLATION

Translation Notes: 姐姐 (jiejie) is older sister. Ling Xi calls Xue Ran as jiejie, which is comparatively more intimate than shijie. It doesn't necessarily have to be blood-relation, but usually is. Sorry this chapter took so long, it was hard for me... I think after this chapter you will either hate Ling Xi or hate Cang Yu.
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The reason that the barrier Qing Kui shixiong had set up for her would shatter and disappear under the attack of that flock of Muo entities must've been either that those Muo entities were truly too powerful or it was because Qing Kui shixiong was already unable to support it. If it was the latter, then he could be in grave danger.

Among such a large commotion on Di Mai Peak, which she could see clearly from up in the air right now, she could only see disciples from the other peaks escorting Di Mai Peak's disciples elsewhere. She did not see Zhangmen or the other zhanglaos go down from the mountain to deal with that flock of Muo entities. It could be that the attacks might not be limited to Di Mai Peak.

“Second Shixiong is over there!”

From far in the distance, Ling Xi could already see Qing Kui was trapped in the center of a clearing. His pale blue robe had bloodstains on it, unknown whether it was his own blood or others. His hair which was neatly pulled back before he left had broken free, tossed around by the night wind. The wine jug that he carried around had already grew to twice his height, suspended in mid-air. However it was just dangling in the air besides him, appearing to be at a loss of what to do.

What was surrounding Qing Kui was not Muo entities from outside, but Di Mai Peak's disciples!

She could only see the ring of disciples with long swords in hand, their expressions fierce. They were moving into an array formation, without even a second of hesitation they unleashed their offensive strike directly at Qing Kui.
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20 January 2017 @ 01:30 am


I just gotta post this recommendation right now although I've only watched 8 eps so far. I think I've watched enough to give it my thumbs up! I'm so happy I didn't give up on wuxia readaptions, because when done right, I really can sit and watch this story all over again. Who cares if this is probably the 3rd time I watched LOCH. That can't be said about almost every other wuxia novel remake done in the last 8-9 years that I tried but couldn't finish. It almost makes me cry with nostalgia the sentiments this one remake was able to bring out in me. I felt like I had time-traveled back to the great TVB wuxia dramas that I grew up watching. All the faces are fresh, the pace and scriptwriting is wonderful. Somebody obviously knew what they were doing! The music is from the beloved 83 version, and must I say, it makes my blood pump with excitement somehow. Don't know why since I never watched that version. I wasn't even born yet. The CGI is minimal and the sceneries are beautiful. Last but not least, Li Yitong is just about the most perfect Huang Rong I could hope for. She's cute and pretty and full of life! Yang Xuwen, I really loved him inside Noble Aspirations and at first glance, I couldn't even recognize him thanks to whoever gave hime this hairstyle. That hairstyle reminds me of Hu Ge haha. I'm finding it so amazing how the cast is all relatively fresh faces and it's like a much-needed breath of fresh air.

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18 January 2017 @ 01:02 pm


This guy is 茅子俊 Mao Zi Jun aka Qin Wuyan 秦无炎 inside Noble Aspirations. At least that's the role I remember him best in since it's his most recent. He's also done a good number of supporting roles, for example Ruby Lin's 秀丽江湖 as Ruby's brother. While actors/actresses like Hawick Lau or Li Yi Feng or even Zhao Liying and Angelababy seem to be everywhere these days, I'm happy to see fresh faces landing main roles like Yang Xulong (I really liked his Qing Long inside Noble Aspirations) did in the recent readaption of Jinyong's popular wuxia Legend of the Condor Heroes.  Hopefully I don't need to wait too long until Zi Jun finally gets promoted into main roles!

I'll plod on with the second purpose of this post now: Glory of Tang Dynasty. Zijun is yet again playing a supporting role along with
Qin Jun Jie 秦俊杰 (Zeng Shushu inside Noble Aspirations) but at least Ren Jia Lun 任嘉伦 (Six Tails in Noble Aspirations) gets a main role. lol, I just have to distract myself of how much it looks like the Noble Aspirations gang time-travelled into the Tang Dynasty. Reminds me of how it felt watching Ode to Joy after Nirvana in Fire!

This drama is produced by R&H Century, the production company that did Noble Aspirations and a handful of other well-done dramas (in my opinon) and that's why I'm looking forward to it. Lately, I've been keeping an eye on production companies vs. actors/actresses as a clue on the quality of upcoming dramas. Daylight Entertainment (东阳正午阳光影视有限公司) as well as anything Ruby Lin is in, I'm already one foot in. Another upcoming drama I've been dying in wait for is Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy. I've grown quite allergic to Yu Zheng and Tang Ren's productions though. Back to Noble Aspirations, while every novel-lover of Zhu Xian probably has a stomach full of bitter water over the plot reworking inside the drama, I felt it did a pretty good job and didn't make a fool out of the original work. I loved the novel and have my regrets, but the drama did not let down. The sceneries were beautiful, the costumes were great, the script was respectful and well-balanced. It outshines many adaptation dramas in recent years *coughs*Yu Zheng the Jinyong destroyer*coughs*

It looks like Glory of Tang Dynasty is also a novel adaption: Cang Ming Shui's 大唐后妃传之珍珠传奇 which I thankfully haven't read. Sometimes I think having read the novel behind an upcoming drama is a double-edged sword. My dad probably enjoyed Noble Aspirations more than I did just because I read the novel and can't help but compare every little detail.
If you haven't checked out the trailer for Glory of Tang Dynasty at youtube yet, check it out below!

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