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    Originally posted by Athena
    LEI FENG: He is the warden of the Thunderbolt Clan. He is one of the most richest man in the world, but his martial arts are just mediocre. The Thunderbolt clan is not only famous in Wulin for the usage of gunpowder and secretive weapons. But the clan also holds the monopoly of the oil, lamps, flints and such. Over a few generations they acquired lots and lots of money.
    Athena, I don't get it. Why are you doing a bio of this guy since he only appeared for like 30 secs or less (in terms of reading time)???
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    Athena: If that's the case, then we can just start our own thread in the relationship forum and talk mush all day. hehe j/k
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    TIAN CHIXING: A mysterious fat martial arts expert, who can even scare away someone like granny Hu. He loves to eat and is said to have eaten his way to invincibility. His martial arts are very very high and he doesn't like to walk and always travels via carriage. Futhermore he is carried around on a huge bed.

    PARROT: Another mysterious expert, he comes from the Echo Valley. He imitates the voices of others perfectly and playes the nasty mindgame of repeating every word his victim says. His art of levitation is unmatched in the world. He has even scared away Tian Chixing. But no one has ever seen his true appearances.

    SANG ERLANG: He is the head disciple of the Heavenly Silkworm Sect. Because he has been punished for trying to molest Silver Blossom and was fed to the silkworms. However he was not killled, unfortunately he has become very very ugly and he has become quite mad. He has also secret connections with Yu Fanghe and is trying to become the hierarch of the Heavenly Silkworm Sect.

    SANG MUKONG: He is the hierarch of the Heavenly Silkworm Sect. He is the father of Golden Blossom, Silver Blossom and Iron Blossom, he has great martial arts and has mastered the art of disguise perfectly. He is also a very intelligent man albeit he can be very cruel and cold-hearted even to his own daughters.
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    Here is the review of the serie of The Sword And The Exquisiteness.TVB: Ming Kiem Fung Lau

    I haven't seen this serie yet, I don't know if I will watch either. From what I gather after reading the review. It is not very faithfull to the novel.
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    Uh...although it is not very faithful to the novel, it might be wise for readers to avoid it if they don't want to spoil the story for themselves. They have been warned.
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    hmm... Becky Tai's list of Gu Long books labels the English name for this one as Graceful Swordsman

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    Graceful Swordsman is a good translation but there is absolutely nothing wrong with Athena's translation of the title. I quite like Athena's title, a poetic quality about it.

    A more direct translation of the title would have been something like the Famous Playboy Swordsman but this title might mislead others about the the main character.

    Posted by Athena:
    PeiYu doesn't strike me as a playboy, in fact I find him a true gentleman. So using the word playboy in the title will lead to some misconceptions. Also "Feng Liu" also can distinguished or exquisite so hence the title.


    The english name really depends on the translator.
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    Originally posted by Yang Guo
    hmm... Becky Tai's list of Gu Long books labels the English name for this one as Graceful Swordsman


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    Speaking of Becky Tai's List, I'll put here some more books (probably from GL) NOT on her list which I ask you all (as GL experts) to verify as written/not written by GL. Some of them are verified already.


    01. 飘香剑雨 续 Piao Xiang Jian Yu Xu Sequel to Piao Xiang Jian Yu - have e-file

    02. Wu Yi Bian Fu Xia - (with Xue Ying Wu) part of Jing Hun Liu Ji Zhi ?

    03. 绝不低头 Jue Bu Di Tou - have e-file

    04. Jie Shi Huan Hun ?

    05. ― 龙 三 凤 Yi Long San Feng - friend of mine has the book

    06. Yi Jian Gai Zhong Yuan ?

    07. Xia Ke Qian Qiu ?

    08. Qian Gu Ying Xiong Ren Wu ?

    09. Tu Long Ling ?

    10. Cang Wan Hen ?

    11. Da Xia Hu Bu ?

    12. Wu Lin Sie Jie ?

    13. Mi Jian Shen Xing ?

    14. Bai Ba Jin Ren - probably fake GL

    15. Hong Xiu Dao Jue ?

    16. You Xia ?

    17. Wu Lin Ba Zhu ?

    18. Wu Qing Bi Jian ?

    19. 剑 气 严 霜 Jian Qi Yan Shuang - have e-file

    20. 铁剑 红颜 Tie Jian Hong Yan - have e-file

    21. 菊花的刺 Ju Hua Di Ci - have e-file



    thanks

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    Originally posted by Noodles
    Graceful Swordsman is a good translation but there is absolutely nothing wrong with Athena's translation of the title. I quite like Athena's title, a poetic quality about it.

    A more direct translation of the title would have been something like the Famous Playboy Swordsman but this title might mislead others about the the main character.

    Posted by Athena:
    PeiYu doesn't strike me as a playboy, in fact I find him a true gentleman. So using the word playboy in the title will lead to some misconceptions. Also "Feng Liu" also can distinguished or exquisite so hence the title.


    The english name really depends on the translator.
    agreed

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    HAI DONGQING: A mysterious young handsome man with amazing martial arts. He looks very cold and talks very arrogantly but his heart is at the right place. He also has a soft spot for Zhu Lei'Er, whether Zhu Lei'Er knows that or appreciates that is another thing.
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    XU RUOYU: The husband of granny Hu, he married her because of her martial arts and other abilities. He never loved her in fact he detested her and wished her dead for many years now. He used to be the young master of the Myriad Wood Manor and his nickname was the Flower Swordsman. Now he is working for Ji Lingfeng and is addicted to her pills of happiness.

    XIANGXIANG: A courtesan of the Apricot Pavillion, she is quite a seductress. She also knows martial arts and is also working for Ji Lingfeng because she addicted to those pills of happiness.
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    YANG ZIJIANG: A mysterious young man who is working for or with Yu Fanghe. It appears that he has very high martial arts and is very knowledgeable about Wulin affairs.
    He looks very skinny but quite handsome, he can really annoy people with his carefree, indifferent attitude. But at least he is honest about his bad character traits.
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    TANG YUE: He is the second son of Tang Wushuang, he is madly in love with Golden Blossom. Because Tang Wushuang and Sang Mukong disapproved of this relationship, Tang Yue was forced to take unorthodox methods to be together with Golden Blossom.
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    EIGHTH SQUIRE FU: a rich old man with incredible martial arts, he forces people to give him presents during his birthday if not he will kill those who are reluctant or have given him not so great gifts. Everyone fears him.

    EIGHTH MADAME FU: the wife of eighth squire Fu, it is said that she is much nicer than her husband.

    YI KUN: also known as the flying hunchback of the north, he is one of the ten great martial arts masters of this time along with master Nu, granny Hu etc.
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    JI BEIQING: Also better known as Madame Dark Jade, she is one of the top martial arts experts in the realm. The only person who can defeat her is Mr. Dongguo. She is the teacher of Hai Dongqing and Yang Zijiang.
    She is the younger sister and wife of her brother Ji Kuqing.
    Somehow she is related to the plot to rule Wulin.
    She has learnt many skills and has learnt the art of disguise and medical skills from Persians. She has managed to combine both and is probably responsible for creating all those imposters.

    MR. DONGGUO: The number one martial arts expert of this time, he is an elusive Wulin senior. Yu Peiyu met him two times and in those two encounters he helped Yu Peiyu out; giving him courage and giving him pointers in martial arts.
    He is also the older brother of old man Gao/Dongguo Gao.

    DONGGUO GAO (old man Gao): Also known as the thousand mile eagle. He has reached the level of perfection in the art of levitation, furthermore he posses great medical skills. He managed to combine the art of diguise with his medical skills, hence the new face of Yu Peiyu.
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    YU DUHE: The elusive cloud, he is the younger brother of (the real) Yu Fanghe. He has been disowned by his own family for his wicked ways and has conspired to kill his own brother. He is also the one who is impersonating his late brother.
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    Default DRAMATIS PERSONAE: THE LEGENDARY SIBLINGS

    - 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.

    - Yan Nantian: The sworn brother of Jiang Feng, he is a great hero and is proclaimed to be the peerless celestial sword. Along with the princesses of the Floral Palace he is one of the top martial arts experts of this time.

    - Shen Qinghong aka Flying Petals Through The Sky And Descending Without A Sound. He was the the chief of the united armed guards agency of Zhenyuan, Weiyuan and Lingyuan.

    - The golden monkey constellation was the monkey of the 12 zodiacs. He is quite a cunning man.

    - The seven black dog stars; together they make up the dog of the 12 zodiacs.

    - Sima Yan is an evil man, who has fled into the Valley of Evil. His nicknames are the venomous intestines gutting sword, slicing people like slicing garlic or simply the intestines gutting sword.
    The Ten Great Malavolents

    - Wan Chunliu is the physician of the Valley of Evil. His knowledge of medicine is deep and profound. Although he used to be a vile man, he has repented now. He looks like an indifferent cold man, but he has a good heart and is very dear to Xiao Yu'er.

    - Du Sha aka Blood hands, he is a cold man without a smile. But it is said that he is most honourable one of these ten malavolents.

    - Du Qiaoqiao is a hermaphrodite. [She] is a master of disguise and is one of the most cunning and devious persons in the world.

    - Yin Jiuyou aka Half ghost, half human. He is a master of secretive weaponry and lightness martial arts. He likes to pretend to a ghost and is very eerie.

    - Ha Ha'er aka a concealed dagger within a smile, the laughing monk. He seems like a friendly nice man, but in fact he is a ruthless fellow who kills without hesitation.

    - Li Dazui aka not eating the head. He is an infamous cannibal who eates almost everything. It is said that he even ate his wife and daughters. However, his literary and martial arts are quite distinguished.

    The remaining malavolents are yet to be introduced.

    Xiao Yu'er is one of the sons of Jiang Feng. He is a very handsome and charismatic young man, although he was raised by vile and evil men his heart is at the right place. He is witty and calls himself the most intelligent person alive.
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    Sorry maybe this is too late
    but i have several questions
    -How many chapters are Ming Jian Feng Liu?
    -In the end who will be Yu Peiyu's wife?

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