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    It's stated in one of the chapters Meh just translated that Lin Sin Er is the one pretended to be the Plum Flower Bandit.

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    Thanks Meh for the translation. It has seriously helped me in building up my Chinese vocabulary ! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> I am seriously lazy when dealing with textbooks but with these translations I am learning Chinese faster, in fact I bought the chinese books and can now understand most of the story. Great story !

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    For those who seen Mission of Warriors and read the book, how accurate is that series? I never finish watching the series as it got kinda draggy. I just want to know how accurate the TV series is. I really wish I knew how to read in my own native tongue so I can read all these great novels by myself.
    I would love to change the world, but they won't give me the source code.

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    From what I read of the SPCNET review on Mission of the Warriors, it doesn't seem very accurate to the novel at all. Too bad, cause the novel was pretty good.

    Meh: Have you gotten around to reading Wu Lin Wai Shi yet?

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    I read a few chapters last month, but then stopped when I had to do some other stuff. It didn't really drew me in. I'll continue some time later.

    Here are some more of chapter 34. Sun Xiao Hong is awesome. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

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    Li Xun Huan sat there for a long time, then finally took a deep breath. “When there’s seemingly no love there really is love. When love becomes deep love turns shallow… Cruel? Or sentimental? Who can judge? Who can…”

    His spoke softer and softer, until no one can hear it.

    Sun Xiao Hong sighed, then said sweetly, “Why do you do this to yourself? …Why?”

    She also became quieter and quieter, until she can’t even hear her own voice.

    After a long time, Sun Xiao Hong suddenly picked up the cup and drank the wine. She said with a smile, “Ok, I lost this time. Time for you to ask me again.”

    Li Xun Huan asked seriously, “Where is Ah Fei right now?”

    Sun Xiao Hong smiled, “I knew you were going to ask this question. Other than her, he’s probably the person you care the most.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “Of course, anyone who have a friend like him would care deeply for his well-being.”

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “If someone can have a friend like you, wouldn’t they also care deeply for your well-being?”

    She then smiled strangely, and took out a letter. “This is where Ah Fei lives right now. Just follow the map, and you’ll find him.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “Thank you.”

    This is the second time he said ‘thank you’ today.

    Sun Xiao Hong stared at him. “You didn’t thank me when I told you the most important secret to you. You didn’t thank me when I told you who wants to kill you. So why do you thank me now?”

    Li Xun Huan did not respond.

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “I know the answer even if you don’t tell me. The reason is that only with this map can you find Ah Fei. Only then can you save him, telling him not to love someone who doesn’t deserve it, and therefore destroying himself. You thanked me for him.”

    She continued, “This is the same reason why you thanked Guo Song Yang for Lin Shi Yin… Have you ever thanked someone for yourself?”

    Li Xun Huan sill did not respond.

    Sun Xiao sighed, “My grandpa told me, if someone doesn’t live for himself, then he really leads a sad life.”

    Sun Xiao Hong also stopped talking, her expression also gloomy. Only after a long time did a faint smile appear on the side of her lips.

    “Yet if someone only lives for himself, his life can get boring really quickly.”

    Li Xun Huan drank another cup, then asked, “Who’s your grandpa sending away?”

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “ShangGuan JinHong!”

    This answer really shocked Li Xun Huan.

    He couldn’t help but ask again, “ShangGuan JinHong hasn’t even entered the town yet, why would he leave?”

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “Since my grandpa personally went to send him away, how could he not oblige?”

    Li Xun Huan said, “Are you saying that your grandpa is…”

    When he got here, he started to cough again.

    As he bent down, he felt dizzy.

    Hunchback Sun originally stood far away, but couldn’t help but come over now, telling Li Xun Huan, “You drank too much today, and too fast. Why don’t you save the questions for tomorrow.”

    Li Xun Huan asked, “Do you know who ShangGuan JinHong is?”

    Hunchback Sun said, “I don’t. I’m also not going to drink this cup of wine either.”

    Li Xun Huan laughed loudly. “Of course you don’t. You’re not in this duel, so you obviously don’t need to follow the rules.”

    Hunchback Sun looked at him strangely, as if he has never seen this person before.

    Li Xun Huan continued, “But I can tell you the answer. ShangGuan JinHong considers himself to be the best fighter in the martial world. He is incredibly arrogant, and doesn’t give a damn about anyone. Yet this time, he actually listened to Old Man Sun. Do you know why?”

    Hunchback Sun said, “No.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “I don’t either. That’s why I must ask, because I need to know.”

    Hunchback Sun said, “You ask too much. That’s why you’re drunk.”

    Li Xun Huan held up his cup and asked Sun Xiao Hong, “Ms. Sun, who is Old Man Sun?”

    Sun Xiao Hong responded with a smile, “Old Man Sun is my father’s father, my own grandfather.”

    Li Xun Han laughed loudly, “Correct. Correct. You’re absolutely right.”

    He drank the entire cup.

    After he finished, his vision became blurry. He said, “I have another question.”

    Yet Sun Xiao Hong’s eyes became extremely bright. She chuckled, “Go ahead. Better ask before you get drunk.”

    Li Xun Huan said, “I ask you. Why do you want to get me drunk? Why…”

    Sun Xiao Hong filled up his cup with wine, then answered with a big smile, “Because we’re having a wine-drinking competition. Isn’t the point of the competition to get the other person drunk first? Every wine drinker loves nothing better than to see everyone else drunk first, am I right?”

    Li Xun Huan said, “That’s right, right, right…”

    He finished this cup, then crashed onto the table.

    This time, he really is drunk.

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    I like Alyssa Chia's portrayal of Sun Xiao Hong. Was that an accurate portrayal? I want to see HSDS to see how well she plays CM. By the way, how's that series going for you Meh&gt;

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1">Originally posted by KJ:
    <STRONG>I like Alyssa Chia's portrayal of Sun Xiao Hong. Was that an accurate portrayal? I want to see HSDS to see how well she plays CM. By the way, how's that series going for you Meh&gt;</STRONG></font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Her portrayal was very nice, imo, considering the script(didn't follow the book at all). She also had the look.

    HSDS is ok. It got better as it went on. Currently watching LOCH though. So far quite awesome. If this keeps up, I'm not sure I can ever watch LOCH83 ever again. The opening theme is AMAZING! I've always loved classical instruments. The ending theme sucks though. Lovey Doopy crap...

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    Thank you Meh for the translation. I have looked around everywhere for translations of wuxia into english and this translation is very much appreciated. The "translations" section should be renamed the synopsis section. Don't get me wrong. It's great that they have what they do, but it's a let down for someone that can't read chinese to look for translations and when you find them they are just a synopsis.

    Does anyone now of any other translations besides here and jinyong.net? Wuxia is so addictive. I need more and more. I'm actually looking for someone to teach me to read chinese so i can read Wuxia and the classics. I know this will be difficult.

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    Heheh. Done with the awesome LOCH03. Since there's no classes today with this ridiculous snow, I'm now back to doing some translations while vegetating by my computer. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1">Thank you Meh for the translation. I have looked around everywhere for translations of wuxia into english and this translation is very much appreciated. The "translations" section should be renamed the synopsis section. Don't get me wrong. It's great that they have what they do, but it's a let down for someone that can't read chinese to look for translations and when you find them they are just a synopsis.
    Does anyone now of any other translations besides here and jinyong.net? Wuxia is so addictive. I need more and more. I'm actually looking for someone to teach me to read chinese so i can read Wuxia and the classics. I know this will be difficult.
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    Actually, I believe only the CLX translation is a synopsis one. All others are more or less word-for-word translations.

    Other than the translations linked from here, there's HSDS translation(somewhat of a summary) available online. Can't remember the place, though. The names are in Vietnamese.

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    Neither Hunchback Sun nor Sun Xiao Hong spoke. Both stared at Li Xun Huan, wondering whether he’s really drunk, or just pretending.

    Night came.

    Hunchback Sun lit up the candle, then said, “It’s time for dinner. There might be some customers.”

    While speaking, he went quickly to the door and locked it, as if trying to lock Sun Xiao Hong inside.

    Sun Xiao Hong did not protest.

    The lock* is quite heavy. Normally it takes a long time for Hunchback to put it on the door. Yet today, he seemingly became much stronger, lifting the lock like a feather.

    *Note: If you’ve seen any ancient serials, you know that in ancient times, the lock is just a long stick to hold the door together, and not the type of lock used in modern time.

    Sun Xiao Hong suddenly smiled, “Everyone else said second uncle you’re amazingly strong, it’s so unfortunate that it took me this long to see.”

    Hunchback Sun turned around. He raised his eyebrows, asking, “Who’s your second uncle? Are you drunk too?”

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “Your acting is really good, you know. But do you keep acting even now?”

    Hunchback Sun stared at her, his eyes cold as ice.

    How could these be the eyes of Hunchback Sun?

    If Li Xun Huan saw this pair of eyes, he would be very proud, because he has never seen it in their two years together.

    Too bad Li Xun Huan cannot see anything now.

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “I know he’s really drunk today, rather than just pretending.”

    Hunchback Sun said, “Do you know how high his alcohol tolerance is? How can he become drunk so quickly?”

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “But you see, when someone is in a bad mood, and is exhausted, no matter how good he is at drinking, he’d still get drunk easily.”

    Hunchback Sun asked, “Why did you try to get him drunk?”

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “You don’t know? This is what grandpa wanted.”

    “Really?”

    “Now that everyone knows where he is, many will come looking for him soon. That’s why grandpa wants to hide him for a while.”

    She let out a sigh, “But you also know his temper. How can we take him away if he’s not drunk?”

    Hunchback Sun said, “To be honest, I have no clue how your grandpa thinks.”

    Sun Xiao Hong asked, “What don’t you understand?”

    Hunchback Sun said, “When Li Xun Huan wants to simply stay low, your grandpa keeps wanting him to reappear. Yet now that he has reappeared, your grandpa wants to hide him.”

    Sun Xiao Hong shook her head, “This is where you’re wrong. He’s only going to temporarily hide.”

    She looked at the unconscious Li Xun Huan and smiled. “Do you know how many people want this head?”

    Hunchback Sun laughed coldly, “Who cares? Other than ShangGuan JinHong, why would he be afraid of anyone else?”

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “But you’re wrong again. Obviously anyone how wants to take this head knows what they’re doing.”

    Hunchback Sun asked, “Is that so. Can you name them for me?”

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “Forget the guys, and start with the ladies first. We have the Cheerful Lady Buddha and the Blue Scorpion…”

    As she said these names, Hunchback Sun raised his eyebrows.

    Sun Xiao Hong continued, “Bai Xiao Sheng is extremely biased towards men, so his Book of Weapons did not list any ladies, but I’m still sure you’ve heard about these two witches, right?”

    Hunchback Sun nodded.

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “The Blue Scorpion is the Green Devil Hand’s girlfriend, the Cheerful Lady Buddha is Five-Poison Kid’s step-mother. They have been seeking Li Xun Huan for a long time. They’ll surely come once they find out that he’s here.”

    She sighed, “Even if one of them comes, Li Xun Huan will have his hands full.”

    Hunchback Sun picked up a towel and started to clean the tables.

    Whenever he’s in a bad mood, he does this.

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “Now lets list the gentlemen.”

    She closed her eyes, held up her fingers and said, “The guys include ShangGuan JinHong, Lu Feng Xian, Jing Wu Ming*, and… I bet you can’t figure out the last one.”

    *Note: ‘Wu Ming’ means ‘No Life’.

    Hunchback Sun simply kept cleaning the tables, not even bother to look up. He asked, “Who?”

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “Hu Bu Gui.”

    Hunchback Sun stopped and raised his head in shock, and asked, “Hu Bu Gui? You mean Crazy Hu?”

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “That’s right. This person always seems crazy. He uses a bamboo sword. I heard that his sword art is just as crazy as his person. Sometimes it would look incredible, while other times look like crap, unwatchable. That’s why Bai Xiao Sheng never listed him in his Book of Weapons.”

    Hunchback Sun said, “The crap part is fake. The incredible part is real.”

    After thinking for a while, he said, “But this person always keeps to himself. Why would he bother Li Xun Huan?”

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “I heard Long Xiao Yun asked him to. Crazy Hu owe Long Xiao Yun’s teacher a favor.”

    Hunchback Sun said, “It’s hard to find someone like him. Quite amazing that Long Xiao Yun can find him.”

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “That’s why Long Xiao Yun spent two years away from his home.”

    Hunchback Sun said, “Is the Lu Feng Xian you mentioned the same one listed number five on the Book of Weapons?”

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “That’s right. He has learnt a special kung fu recently, and wants to fight all the fighters ranked above him.”

    Hunchback Sun said, “What about that Jing… Jing…”

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “Jing Wu Ming?”

    She continued, “Jin Wu Ming is best fighter under ShangGuan JinHong!”

    Hunchback Sun asked, “Then how come I haven’t heard of his name?”

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “He’s only been around for two years. Grandpa said that among the young fighters today, he and Ah Fei are by far the best.”

    Hunchback Sun asked, “Really?”

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “He also uses the sword, and like Ah Fei, his sword is also extremely fast, accurate and deadly! In addition, he has another deadly quality.”

    Hunchback Sun kept on listening, listening very closely.

    Sun Xiao Hong continued, “He rarely fights, but when he does, he acts as if he doesn’t care for his own life, every attack as if his last. Since he’s called ‘No Life’, he obviously doesn’t think much of his own life.”

    Hunchback Sun stayed silent for a long time before asking, “Where’s your grandpa?”

    Sun Xiao Hong said, “We agreed to meet outside the town…”

    She smiled slyly, “He knows that I can find a way to get Li Xun Huan there.”

    Hunchback Sun smiled, shaking his head. “You really are a devious little girl.”

    Sun Xiao Hong curled up her lips, “I’m almost twenty. Why do you still call me a little girl?”

    End of Chapter 34

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    Getting really SUPER exciting!!
    Thanks for the good work MEH.
    This Shang Guan Jin Hong fella sounds really skillful....can;t wait to see him in action.
    "Man is his own star; and the soul that can
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    Our acts our angels are, or good or ill,
    Our fatal shadows that walk by us still."

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1">Originally posted by Acidbeastonfire:
    <STRONG>Getting really SUPER exciting!!
    Thanks for the good work MEH.
    This Shang Guan Jin Hong fella sounds really skillful....can;t wait to see him in action.</STRONG></font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Knowing Gu Long writing, he'll probably die in an instance like the rest of them.

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    So that's why Wu Ming isn't listed. Don't worry Kieu Feng, ShangGuan JinHong isn't gonna die to easy, we can be pretty sure that Blue Scorpion and the Buddha Lady people are gonna go in an instant tho <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">.
    Thanks Meh Keep up the good work! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

    ((Btw, now that you're done with LOCH, could u give some insight on the series as a whole?? Thanks in advance <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> ))
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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1">This Shang Guan Jin Hong fella sounds really skillful....can;t wait to see him in action. </font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1">Knowing Gu Long writing, he'll probably die in an instance like the rest of them. </font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I won't comment on him, since it would be spoilers. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1">((Btw, now that you're done with LOCH, could u give some insight on the series as a whole?? Thanks in advance )) </font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I have submitted a review to Spcnet.

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    I'm new to this msg board, but I've been an active reader of this forum and all the reviews here.

    Great job, keep up the good work, and I can't wait to read the next chapter.
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    I can't wait for Ah Fei to come back and show everyone what's up. I hope he's been training and closed the holes in his defence that Li Xun Huan mentioned. If he has, whoa. I wish he would get together with Li Xun Huan and train with him. He would be amazing. Thanks again Meh.

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    Hmm... If I ever get around to finishing Xenosaga I'll probably translate another chapter this weekend.

    Certainly nothing much going on at school, and this snow is getting annoying. Just when the last batch got pretty much cleared up, some more snow fell last night. *Sighs*

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    To Meh!
    Thanks so much for all of your hard work with the translations.We all appreciate it very much. I really love Alyssa's portrayal of Sun Xiao Hong too. Can you describe her character for me? I know that her character is really likeable and one of my favorite GL female characters. I know she is cute as well. How does she look physically? Thanks!!
    Respect other people's opinions and views. If we learn how to do that than all of these fights and arguments will not occur.

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    I finally got time to read this translation and it is really good! The story and the translation. I love Ah Fei and Li Xun Huan they are so alike yet they are so different I enjoy reading about them two the most. I can't wait to read the next Chapter!

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