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01 August 2011 @ 09:48 pm
Right, now I want to watch it all!  

I've been scanning Youtube for more Three Kingdoms-related stuff recently, and have stumbled upon bits of an adaptation that seems to be a TV series (Google tells me from 1994). You know how I went on and on about finally meeting Zhuge Liang in the book and said that it wouldn't do the whole thing justice if I recounted it? Well, this scene follows the book version very closely. (Amusingly enough, it highlights the part where Liu Bei is like "DON'T WAKE HIM I'LL JUST STAND HERE WATCHING HIM SLEEP THROUGH THIS TOTALLY PRIVATE SEE-THROUGH BARRIER DON'T YOU WORRY". Also his awestruck face when Zhuge Liang does come out of the cottage is priceless.) But mostly, Zhuge Liang is so dope and I can't deal with his quiet badassery (a good sort of "can't deal"). He should get his very own "extreme advertising" poster. Yeah, that'd be an honour all right. XD



That's the first part, but the whole thing is glorious and you should watch the rest. And so dramatic, but I think that suits it. The latter segments even have a song. As a sidenote, I think they're quoting directly from the novel when there are suddenly both Chinese and English subtitles, though of course I can't really tell whether it's verbatim if I don't speak the language (and the English translation is a little rough, though easy to follow and fairly close to what I remember was in the translated chapter). Anyway, here are the links to Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 to complete the ensemble.


PS: They mention the note to Zhuge Liang but don't quote from it, so let me just say I love its very conclusion: "This is written to tell you that, after purification of mind with fasting; and of body with fragrant baths, Liu Bei will come again to prostrate himself in your honored presence and receive enlightenment." HOW MUCH MORE ADMIRING CAN YOU GET.

 
 
 
Cherry: Kazcherrytruck on August 1st, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
AAAAH WHAT IS MY DERPY ZHUGE LIANG ART DOING IN YOUR ICON XD

"DON'T WAKE HIM I'LL JUST STAND HERE WATCHING HIM SLEEP THROUGH THIS TOTALLY PRIVATE SEE-THROUGH BARRIER DON'T YOU WORRY".
Ahahaha this speaks so much truth xD
See you later, instigator: Cao Caooudeteron on August 1st, 2011 11:35 pm (UTC)
IT'S NOT DERPY AND I ONLY WISH I DIDN'T HAVE TO RESIZE IT.

Sorry, I couldn't get over that bit. XD
Cherrycherrytruck on August 1st, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
AAAAAAAAAAH NOW YOU'RE USING MY DERPY CAO ICON TOO

THIS IS WAR

BEHOLD MY OBJECTIONDUN (OBJECDUN? /SHOT)
See you later, instigator: Xiahou Dun - smackdownoudeteron on August 2nd, 2011 12:17 am (UTC)
JEEZ, PEOPLE THESE DAYS DECLARE WAR OVER THE SMALLEST THINGS

HERE'S A SMACKDOWN!DUN SMACKDUN? IN REVENGE
Cherrycherrytruck on August 2nd, 2011 11:05 am (UTC)
LIKE YOUR HEAD (OHHHHHHH BURN)

OH DAMN I DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER DW RELATED ICONS
FFFFFFFFF I HAVE GONE WAY AHEAD OF MYSELF AND NOW I'M STUCK IN A CORNER >8U ahaha well played xD
See you later, instigator: Kojima Approvesoudeteron on August 2nd, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
HOW DARE YOU! :O

WELL GUESS WHAT, I'M HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM RIGHT NOW
SO HERE'S A JOKER/TROLL KOJIMA FOR YOU, MWAHAHA thanks XD
Cherry: Xiahou Duncherrytruck on August 3rd, 2011 11:19 am (UTC)
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO, CALL THE AUTHORITIES?!

OH CRAP OH CRAP
SEEMS LIKE I HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO SURRENDER ;AAA;
See you later, instigator: Big Boss/Kaz - shower fightoudeteron on August 3rd, 2011 12:17 pm (UTC)
IF I CAN DECIDE WHICH AUTHORITIES THAT SHOULD BE...

NO SHAME IN SURRENDERING HONOURABLY >B)