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Posted 6/25/07
Eh... my dad occasionally watches them along with his other historical series. I ever understand them cause those long strings of chinese phrases/proverbs confuses me. And no I don't watch them with subtitles.
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Posted 6/26/07
I did enjoy Xiao Ao Jiang Hu. It's a great story but hard to track down because it's known by so many names.
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Posted 6/26/07
haha. I love Wuxia series! I love the way they dress the actors and actresses. So modern yet it's not supposed to be. I tend to choose Wuxia series over modern day stories though. My favorite is Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre but it has to be the one with Alyssa and Alec in it, which I believe is the newest one. There was also one recently on TV...The King Lee Shin Ming or The Legend Lee Shin Ming or something like that. I don't really remember the first few words but it was good for the eps I had time to watch. Handsome Sibling was a good one too. There are so many good ones! Lethal War of Love and Passion for example and the Twin of Brothers or something like that? I have a huge long list!
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Posted 6/26/07
And I agree with the puns...or whatever you call them. Very hard to understand, I always ask the adults to translate since I can't read chinese. =P
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Posted 6/26/07

lindork wrote:

I've been browsing through the forums, and noticed that there aren't any threads on wuxia series. Why is it not glorified yet?! (If this is a duplicate thread, feel free to lock it moderators)

Here is the wikipedia definition:

Wǔxiá , literally meaning "martial (arts) heroes", is a distinct quasi-fantasy sub-genre of the martial arts genre in literature, television and cinema.

I grew up watching things like LoCH and other Jin Yong & Gu Long stuff - the ones made in the 80s or so superbly edited with special effects such as golden beams, explosions, etc... (something like what was used in Episode 00 of MoHS). I really loved the old school ones - Legend of the Condor Heroes, Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, Legend of the White Snake, Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre, etc... Recently, there has been stuff like RoCH 2006, Handsome Siblings, The Promise, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, House of Flying Daggers, and things of the like.

For n00bs, here are some visuals:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=79v1wsI2xJw (LoCH III opening)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ngTRCOZQ7KU <( ^ - ^ <) (Must see)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=_xlP7U0tYJ0 (Sword Stained with Royal Blood)

As I have no idea how to start a thread, I'll begin with some lame questions... what are your favorites? What uber-awesome skills would you want? What do you recommend? What bothers you? Your favorite food? etc...

Discuss

^ i could accept your thread. The first two paragraphs are good, i literally search for related threads but (yes you are correct), you can't find one.

However, the questions at the bottom of your post really blew it off. Sorry, i don't think those are appropriate questions for this thread.
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Posted 6/26/07
we also have a wuxiapedia yah know? at wuxiapedia.com

rawr!!! i love wuxia...lets all pick who's the strongest =p well from what i know... supposedly dugu quibai is the strongest of them all...he's mentioned in return of the condor heroes...but wasnt really ever shown....but yet i have a special attachment to yang guo...
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Posted 6/26/07
ooo...it's the cin emperor lee shin ming....i think that's the way it was spelled on my tv...lol.
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Posted 6/26/07
All TVB remakes of Jin Yong's books are so fucking bad I wanna join a terrorist group if they are planning to bomb them. As for Tai fucking wan's remake of ROCH....don't get me started.
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Posted 6/26/07
lol. haha.
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Posted 6/27/07

n0odle wrote:

All TVB remakes of Jin Yong's books are so fucking bad I wanna join a terrorist group if they are planning to bomb them. As for Tai fucking wan's remake of ROCH....don't get me started.



honestly, i can't read chinese....i grew up in america and i can only speak chinese but that's it but if i could read and did read his books (i heard his books are really good) i would probably agree with you, but since i can't...these dramas are just funny and enjoyable to me. i do wish i knew more about the asian history though....
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Posted 6/27/07
^Let's just say 80% of the drama in the TVB series never took place in the books and Jin Yong was pissed the fuck off.
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Posted 6/27/07
I want to join one of those infamous clans like the Beggar clan.
It'd be nice beating people with sticks.
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Posted 6/27/07
Return of the Condor Heroes, one of my faves! I love Wuxia series~
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Posted 6/27/07

n0odle wrote:

^Let's just say 80% of the drama in the TVB series never took place in the books and Jin Yong was pissed the fuck off.


haha. if i was a writer, i would be too, but like i said...to some people who watch these dramas...they don't even read the books...or know about them..so it doesn't make a difference to them and they end up enjoying the drama.

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Posted 6/27/07
Since we're talking about Wuxia I'm not off-topic by posting something as random as the fact that the only wuxia writer I really like is Jin Yong. I think Gu Long is kinda bad... And I don't even like all of what Jin Yong writes. My faves though, are ones I grew up with like Shen Diao Xia Lu, She Diao Ying Xiong Zhuan, Tian Long Ba Bu, etc... They are really good. I can't stand watching a lot of my favorites on tv though cos they were just plain bad...
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