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    There was a discussion in which Ken Cheng said that he always considered SPW to be Jin Yong's attempt to write a Gu Long novel. Unfortunately I could not find that post, but I just thought of one addition similarity between SPW and Gu Long: they both contain piles and layers and coatings and spectrums of DOUBLE CROSSING / BETRAYAL. Maybe that's why we can never come to an agreement about the martial arts level of SPW. Maybe we should compare it to Gu Long's universe instead? Better yet, maybe Gu Long WROTE SPW!
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    More similarities:

    emphasis on speed trumping all in MA, ie. DFBB

    fights you were so sure would go down but never happen, ie. LHC vs RWX

    a lot of philosophical doctrine concerning MA, ie. DG9J

    bizarre sexual implications, ie. guys turning into girls after learning PXJF/KHBD
    明月心跳起來,又回頭,嫣然道,你還要不要我帶上那面具?
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    But one thing is certain and proved that JY is the author...none of the girls/women have stripped yet...

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    I wonder if Jin Yong was secretly poking fun at his contemporary wuxia master? Since his next novel turned out to be a major parody, maybe SPW was Jin Yong's prototype at wuxia-spoofing?
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyWalker
    But one thing is certain and proved that JY is the author...none of the girls/women have stripped yet...
    there was a strip scene in SPW remember?

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