Friday, 22 February 2019

Zhao Yao drama review + differences between the novel and drama

Nobody requested this in the end but I had free time waiting for the next few episodes haha. It's my first time doing such a post so please give me tips on how to improve and tell me if you like it! Update: You can find part 2 on the blog!

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I am enjoying this drama although some parts (like the righteous sects talking) seem slow paced compared to the novel. Overall, I'm quite satisfied with the main cast and the CG is not bad for a mid-budget Chinese production. The action scenes were quite lacklustre to me though, and they seem to cover it up by using lots of explosions.
I would say the first 3-4 episodes were quite slow and I didn't want to continue watching, until I saw all the Instagram and YouTube clips. I continued watching and was so glad I did! 

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Master is old chapter 6

Well, she is called 灵女 which can translate to spirit girl or fairy girl... I know it's weird to call someone from the demon realm a fairy but oh well.

Chapter 6
That brat still did not leave. Someone who could endure this wind and snow yet not fall sick was probably not an ordinary mortal. It was likely that my powers had regressed too much and I could not detect his cultivation.

Friday, 15 February 2019

Master is old chapter 5.2

This is part 2, I actually think this is about the length of a normal chapter if not a bit more. 

Chapter 5.2
I expanded a great amount of energy to break his formation but was left without the energy to go against him. He trapped me with a spell, causing me to be stuck above the lake as I helplessly watched him take my Lishui sword from my hands right in front of me.
**It was winter to I’m guessing above the lake means on the hardened ice.

My lips trembled and I was angered beyond measure.

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Recommended novel: Zhao Yao

I think this is easily my all time favourite novel that I still go back to even after so many years and novels. I think I've read this novel at least 4 to 6 times lol. There's comedy, a little action and revenge plus such a touching romance, what more could I ask for! Warning, spoilers may be contained in this review!

Also do you guys want a novel vs drama comparison? Pls comment below to let me know, if many of you want it I'll give it a try! If not I may or may not do it since blogging/translating is this is just a side hobby.

Master is old 5.1

Hello! I'm busy due to Chinese New Year and chapter 5 is longer than usual so I decided to split it into 2 parts. Unfortunately it is not split evenly because I could not really find an appropriate point to split it. Part 1 is short and part 2 longer.

Chapter 5.1
I had never forgotten that when Qinghan first became my disciple, he had enemies - someone had been chasing to kill him all the way to Misty Mountain. However, I never asked about it or tried to find out more.

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Master is old chapter 4

As I was lying on the bed, my thoughts started drifting. On matters such as romance, I was not as innocent as I said I was; I also had some secrets that I did not tell anyone.
About a hundred years ago, Qinghan gradually grew up and that stunning face of his that would put the men of the three worlds to shame would dazzle me every day. It was inevitable that my heart which had been dry and dull for so many thousands of years to have some ripples.

At that time, I had only experienced the ruthless battlefield and was a female war god that was inexperienced in matters of love. I was too pure. So innocent that I didn’t even know that I was starting to think of Qinghan differently…