Here's the unabridged thread for The Deer and The Cauldron. Please do not post any comment here.
This work is an unofficial fan translation of Jin Yong’s Lu Ding Ji. The Copyright owner is Jin Yong and the publisher of his original Chinese text. No part of this translation may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the copyright owner(s) nor be otherwise circulated for commercial purpose. This translation is (mostly) from the 3rd Edition.
This is a fan translation of Jin Yong's last book, The Deer and the Cauldron (Lu Ding Ji). In translating this story, I am making a conscious effort to stick as close as possible to the original Chinese text (even more so that my previous works), for two reasons:
Therefore, the names, titles, and especially curse words (which, surprisingly, Jin Yong used a lot in this book) are kept in their original forms, or translated literally. Those of you who are used to Hollywood-style cussing may find it sounds a bit strange. The only exception is 'tamade' [他妈的], which I translate as 'damn it'. I even keep the units of measurement in their original form, with modern day equivalent in footnote. For the same reason, I apologize for grammatically-inaccurate and other sounds-rather-strange sentences.
- To distance this work as far as possible from existing work,
- To save time, since I do not have to think too much about the proper English equivalent of the words.
WARNING: This story is for mature audience for violence, rape and foul language.
In translating this story, I received a lot of help from the readers. I try to give credits where the credit is due, but if I miss anything, it is definitely an oversight; please kindly let me know.
The version here is the revision of the original thread, I corrected typos, cleanup some notes, incorporated new notes, etc.
The story can also be found in other sites:
(When I posted this message, it is still 'work in progress', i.e. these sites may not have the complete work yet.)