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by Phoenix
June 4, 2015 at 6:32 PM
Forum: Jianghu matters
Topic: Gu Long power ranking
Replies: 15
Views: 36410

Re: Gu Long power ranking

It's easy to find digital copies of the original text online nowadays, though quality can be suspect at times. I asked because most translations can't seem to capture the essence of the original text. I was expecting you to say you read the translations, since that would explain why it isn't as you...
by Phoenix
May 29, 2015 at 4:35 AM
Forum: Translation matters
Topic: New novels?
Replies: 21
Views: 30382

Re: New novels?

I'd be interested in reading new novels, but as I'm unfamiliar with these, can you share example of a new novel and written by whom? Thanks. btw, what is xianxia (pardon my ignorance)?
by Phoenix
May 29, 2015 at 4:16 AM
Forum: Jianghu matters
Topic: Gu Long power ranking
Replies: 15
Views: 36410

Re: Gu Long power ranking

Wow! This is very impressive. I've read many of Gu Long's books but that was a long time ago. I certainly do not remember such intimate details of the characters. A little off topic here. Just out of curiosity, did you read the original Chinese text or the translations? The original Chinese text. A...
by Phoenix
May 29, 2015 at 4:05 AM
Forum: Jianghu matters
Topic: Wuxia power ranking
Replies: 21
Views: 28964

Re: Wuxia power ranking

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 passes from generation to generation, well...super skills are lost as each generation is taught less and less. but don't they worry that their techniques a...
by Phoenix
May 29, 2015 at 3:38 AM
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Welcome to the WuxiaSociety forum
Replies: 6
Views: 13318

Re: Welcome to the WuxiaSociety forum

I definitely will. Hopefully, in time, old members will find us. Wanderers always find their ways somehow. I was so bummed when the original went down that I didn't "look" until recently...don't know what happened to guy running it; just hope nothing bad.
by Phoenix
May 19, 2015 at 9:03 AM
Forum: Jianghu matters
Topic: Gu Long power ranking
Replies: 15
Views: 36410

Re: Gu Long power ranking

Wow! This is very impressive. I've read many of Gu Long's books but that was a long time ago. I certainly do not remember such intimate details of the characters.
by Phoenix
May 19, 2015 at 8:59 AM
Forum: Jianghu matters
Topic: Wuxia power ranking
Replies: 21
Views: 28964

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 Phoenix
May 19, 2015 at 8:23 AM
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Welcome to the WuxiaSociety forum
Replies: 6
Views: 13318

Re: Welcome to the WuxiaSociety forum

Thank you for setting this up! I'm so glad wuxia society is resurrected. Not sure how best to get word out to the old forum members, tho.