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    Exclamation THE LEGENDARY SIBLINGS by Gu Long

    - Jiang Feng: The most handsome, rich and suave young man in Wulin. No girl is said to be able to withstand his gentle smile. He is also the sworn brother of the best swordsman in the realm, Yan Nantian.

    - Hua Yuenu: A maid of the Floral Palace, she and Jiang Feng had eloped. Angering the princesses of the Floral Palace.

    - Princess Yaoyue: Along with her sister, princess Lianxing and Yan Nantian the best and most powerful martial artists of the realm. She is also a peerless beauty but she is also an extremely cold young woman. She is madly in love with Jiang Feng.

    - Princess Lianxing: Together with her elder sister, they are the keepers of Floral Palace. She too is in love with Jiang Feng, but does not dare to say that because of her sister. She has lived under the shadow of her sister her entire life.

    - The black-faced lord (pig): One of the 12 Zodiacs; infamous thugs in the realm.

    - The receivers of dawn (rooster):
    * the comb
    * The breast
    * the four tail feathers
    These 6 of them make up the rooster of the 12 Zodiacs.
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    So huge, so hopeless, to conceive
    As these that twice befell
    Parting is all we know of heaven
    And all we need of hell.

    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

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    Another new translation !!!! Thx Athena !
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    Great story,
    Great translator,
    Great translation.

    What could be any better?
    Names can be false, but not friends.
    I'm here to be your friend, so why ask me my name?

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    Originally posted by LTX
    Great story,
    Great translator,
    Great translation.

    What could be any better?
    Yeah, a better ending to the story.

    Hehe, sorry about that. Great job Athena, don't know how you keep it up. I just wish that the ending was handled differently by Gu Long.
    春花秋月几时了,
    往事知多少?
    小楼昨夜又东风,
    故国不堪回首明月中.
    雕栏玉砌应犹在,
    只是朱颜改.
    问君能有几多愁,
    恰似一江春水向东流.
    --南唐后主,李煜.

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    cool! now that's some incentive for me to pick up the book and read it.
    It means you got eyes like apostrophes, you dress white, talk black, and drive Jew. So how am I supposed to know what kind of zipperhead dog-munching dink you are if you don't?

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    Originally posted by Moinllieon
    Yeah, a better ending to the story.

    Hehe, sorry about that. Great job Athena, don't know how you keep it up. I just wish that the ending was handled differently by Gu Long.
    I didn't really think the ending was too bad... although there was one unresolved point...

    Athena: Yay! Spread GL's words, sister!

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    Wow Athena you rock! It'll be amazing if you finish this translation at the same speed with which you finished TSATE.
    Yo momma cat

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    Is this going to be another summary translation? Because at 120ish chapters... ouch!

    I thought the ending ok. Average to above average for GL standard. Below average for any other standard, though. The beginning is awesome, though. One of the best beginnings you'll ever see. Really draws in the reader.

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    Default Thanks for the Translation!!!

    Wow, I've been wanting to read this story for the longest time. Thanks for the translation. Will be looking forward to the next installment. ^_^

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    Thanks for translating...
    One of the classics, and looking forward for more

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    thnnx athena for another gu long translation.....

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    Thanks Athena for another great story *bows*

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    Originally posted by ToOn99
    Another new translation !!!! Thx Athena !
    I second Toon.

    Thanks Athena!!!
    Spring Summer Autumn Winter.
    Pair ducks nest fly together.
    Clemencies. Summer life, feather winter white.
    Green meadow in spring, before the autumn bite.
    Watching the red gown.
    And none else, alone.

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    oh my dearest Athena,

    you just like knowing what I am wishing...
    you now doing the translation of one my most loving wu shia story.
    Thank you so much.

    regards,
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    Athena,

    Just echoing everyone - Thank You. Glad that you're no longer in somewhere above the world - in anger, but are back in your immortal state of bliss.

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    question:

    Is the movie Handsome Siblings (andy lau and briggitte lin) have anything related to this book?

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    Originally posted by atlantean0208
    question:

    Is the movie Handsome Siblings (andy lau and briggitte lin) have anything related to this book?
    It is a interpretation of this novel by someone who's totally stone, and manipulative.

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    Originally posted by Han Solo
    It is a interpretation of this novel by someone who's totally stone, and manipulative.
    thanx god, that movie is full of crap especially the ending fight

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    Last edited by Athena; 01-02-04 at 04:01 AM.
    So huge, so hopeless, to conceive
    As these that twice befell
    Parting is all we know of heaven
    And all we need of hell.

    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

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    Dear people,

    Thank you for your ever so nice words. Whether this novel will be finished with the same speed as the previous is debatable.......The reason why I have picked up this novel to translate is because my hours are flexible at my new job (teaching at a junior college now and liking it). Furthermore I have taken the liberty of signing up for a self-study course translation Chinese-English and English-Chinese. By doing this translation I can earn some major credits.......... However I don't think I will be able to finish it with the same speed as TSATE as last year. My apologies.

    Furthermore I have promised Noodles to tackle chapters 25-28 of ROCH, but I will await that till my third revised version has arrived of ROCH. I have pre-ordered the item and I will soon have it when it arrives I will try to help out Noodles only with those few chapters. (Which happen to be one of my favourite moments in the novel). This shan't really be a summary like Chu Liuxiang, but I will continue in the style I used with TSATE. I do realize that I don't translate word by word, which is my wrong........ But I find it extremely difficult to translate word by word.......it gives me a headache. My respects to those who do that.

    Now back on the Legendary Siblings I have chosen to translate this novel using the original first print. I have persuaded my father to hand over his original TLS to me for this translation..... Meaning I will include the parts about references to Xiao Wangsun, Sheng Lang etc. Because I have noticed that the present copies of TLS are some scenes are cut. For instance in this very chapter one has already one cut......Hua Yuenu's final moments. Also chapter 2 has one illogical cut.....how does Yan Nantian get that sword? Is he David Copperfield or something? Why was the failed suicide of Miss third Duan cut from the present copy? These are just a few examples of the missing scenes. One scene he is swordless and the next he has a sword? Most strange.......I have seached high and low on the net but none of the online versions are the first print. See it as a sort of DVD special with the missing, cut scenes when you read this translation.....Am I patting myself on the shoulder now?


    Anyway I will also change some strange typos Gu Long made....for instance, how is possible people who have their eyes removed can see again after 15 years.....(referring to the monkey) And wasn't he the one was captive? Most strange.......
    So huge, so hopeless, to conceive
    As these that twice befell
    Parting is all we know of heaven
    And all we need of hell.

    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

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