Gu Long's Opus Sept 7, 2018 5:13:34 GMT
Post by kyc on Sept 7, 2018 5:13:34 GMT
thanks for he reminder about madame gao--honestly couldn't remember.
and would you care to elaborate on why you had a love-hate relationship with JY?
killer clans is one of the best shaw bros wuxia productions ever, IMO.
I should have guessed. Anyway, I will certainly check out Killer Clans, based on your and reinafu's recommendations.
As for my love-hate relationship with JY once... there was a point in time when I felt some aspects of his writings annoy me. For example the unrealistic fight scenes ("how could someone become a kid again after practicing some kung-fu"). But the main thing was the overused trope of a woman so in love that she would do anything for her lover. The "undying love despite the man loving someone else and/or treating her like a doormat" would get to me. I would roll my eyes up and think, "Here it goes again..." In my opinion it's a rather chauvinistic offshoot of certain older Chinese writers.
Another thing was the "she's so beautiful, she's impossible to hate" descriptions of some women.
Eventually I grew out of it. I guess if you write such intricate plotlines as JY, unrealistic or illogical parts will be there. Also, the last time I read Feihu Waizhuan, that trope (eg. Ma Chunhua) didn't annoy me as much. Maybe it's because the two love interests weren't like that. At times this still annoys me, but I very graciously choose to forgive Jin Yong.