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by Zhao Yun
May 27, 2015 at 4:46 AM
Forum: Translation matters
Topic: New novels?
Replies: 21
Views: 30379

Re: New novels?

I read a bit of Douluo Dalu. Didn't like the translations though. Appreciate the effort but the quality was quite a turn off. It started out promising then went downhill. Perhaps the quality was compromised in the rush to meet the demand.
by Zhao Yun
May 27, 2015 at 4:43 AM
Forum: Jianghu matters
Topic: Gu Long power ranking
Replies: 15
Views: 36410

Re: Gu Long power ranking

东方不败 wrote:Thank you for sharing this! Yifei... uh... I mean ange!
Am I the only one who read that as angel at first glance? :lol:
by Zhao Yun
May 27, 2015 at 4:43 AM
Forum: Jianghu matters
Topic: Gu Long power ranking
Replies: 15
Views: 36410

Re: Gu Long power ranking

That's a good list! Thanks!
by Zhao Yun
May 27, 2015 at 4:41 AM
Forum: Jianghu matters
Topic: Wuxia power ranking
Replies: 21
Views: 28956

Re: Wuxia power ranking

Yes, the practice of martial arts peaked, and the legendary techniques were not properly passed down through the generations. Hence the tapering off. My theory is that the masters don't pass down all their techniques for fear of usurping. They keep superior skills hidden just in case. As time passe...
by Zhao Yun
May 27, 2015 at 4:37 AM
Forum: Jianghu matters
Topic: Wuxia power ranking
Replies: 21
Views: 28956

Re: Wuxia power ranking

东方不败 wrote:Woot! I'm the exception!
:!: :!: :!: :o :o :o :shock: :shock: :shock:

I didn't know you are one of us! *gasp*
by Zhao Yun
May 27, 2015 at 4:36 AM
Forum: Jianghu matters
Topic: Wuxia power ranking
Replies: 21
Views: 28956

Re: Wuxia power ranking

There is a general trend of the power level tapering off in the later generations. Instead of a distillation of knowledge, there is a dilution. I guess the exception is Dongfang Bubai. Yes, the practice of martial arts peaked, and the legendary techniques were not properly passed down through the g...
by Zhao Yun
May 27, 2015 at 4:31 AM
Forum: Jianghu matters
Topic: Four Great Beauties
Replies: 11
Views: 12808

Re: Four Great Beauties

风郎君 wrote:I think Jin Yong's own great beauties would surpass the four great beauties of history.
I think it helps that we are influenced by gorgeous actresses who played those roles too. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Zhao Yun
May 27, 2015 at 4:30 AM
Forum: Feedback & suggestions
Topic: Original text
Replies: 6
Views: 19550

Re: Original text

I guess it would be useful for those who want to learn English or Chinese, but for those of us who just want to read the English only, the original text might be more of a hindrance than anything. :roll:
by Zhao Yun
May 27, 2015 at 4:29 AM
Forum: Translation matters
Topic: Romance of the Three Kingdoms translation
Replies: 5
Views: 8681

Re: Romance of the Three Kingdoms translation

It was worth a try asking. How about polishing up the bad translations instead of doing a translation? Editing the translation to improve the quality. That might make it easier and faster? :idea:
by Zhao Yun
February 18, 2015 at 5:54 AM
Forum: Translation matters
Topic: Romance of the Three Kingdoms translation
Replies: 5
Views: 8681

Romance of the Three Kingdoms translation

This is not strictly wuxia but it is related in a way. And probably inevitable given my username. ;) Would such a project be possible? There are several translations available such as the official translated books and online ones like http://threekingdoms.com but these are awkwardly translated. The ...