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    Default Is there a wuxia story with *no* romantic subplot?

    Wuxia stories are action-adventure stories, but there seems to always be a romantic subplot. In stories like RETURN OF THE CONDOR HEROES, in fact, the romance seems to take precedence even over the martial arts action. Is there, however, any wuxia story where there is *no* romantic subplot whatsover? Is there a story that is pure action-adventure and there's not even the mention of a love interest for the main character?

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    Absolutely no!
    It'll become a mess. Can you write down a passage using no emtional adjectivebut still interesting to reader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yang Ming
    Absolutely no!
    It'll become a mess. Can you write down a passage using no emtional adjectivebut still interesting to reader?
    Well, yes, because romance is not the only human emotion. Fear, vengeance, curiosity, greed, anger, hatred, duty, humor, etc., are all human emotions as well. These can all be used to tell a story without romantic elements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cheng
    Well, yes, because romance is not the only human emotion. Fear, vengeance, curiosity, greed, anger, hatred, duty, humor, etc., are all human emotions as well. These can all be used to tell a story without romantic elements.
    I see what you mean now.
    Have you read the story" White horse..." of Jin Yong? There certainly was a small romance story included but it's generally based people's love, greed, en and chu , a tragic story in which 2 men was die due to their love to one girl, the girl whom they treated as daughter and beloved student.

    And so do the one which is known as "Linked cities.." those words means that manual is very precious, as precious as several cities .
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    Gu Long wrote plenty. Just straight-forward violence, soft porn and lame philosophy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candide
    Gu Long wrote plenty. Just straight-forward violence, soft porn and lame philosophy.
    Have to agree.

    And Mr. Ken. ROCH is an INDEED Romance novel as JY admitted.
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    Well, there is a little, tiny bit of romance in Linked Cities... so, I don't know if there is any wuxia story with really no romantic subplot at all.

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    Actually I think romance is very signficant in Linked Cities, but it's more of the heartbreaking, unfullfilled kind.

    Wuxia without romance is unthinkable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yang Ming
    Absolutely no!
    One of the "Seven Weapons" by Gulong - Lover's Ring(多情环) if i'm not wrong, there's no a single romantic scene
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    That would be great to see one without that.........since the fighting, new characters, and the joureny are the highlights for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candide
    Gu Long wrote plenty. Just straight-forward violence, soft porn and lame philosophy.
    Hilarious!

    Quote Originally Posted by ~
    One of the "Seven Weapons" by Gulong - Lover's Ring(多情&#29615 if i'm not wrong, there's no a single romantic scene
    Dunno I only read Jin Yong's

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