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#81 rheasophia

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:46 PM

Ariel's different types of goofiness around LLW's sets; cutest BTS pics so far:

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:30 PM

Guys, where ever you are, the second long LLW trailer has been translated:
http://www.viki.com/...894-lanling-wa-
thanks to viki team

I think, for me, the first trailer was more compelling to watch as it focused more on the aspects of the main romance. I find war stories and throne schemes generally tiresome - seen/read way to many I suppose. They need to have something fresh, untried before, to get really interested in them. Hope this one got all the right ingredients, and more.

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I have no idea if this is a clip to one of LLW's music themes, or it's just a fan made clip:

Edited by Camomile Lawn, 23 December 2012 - 01:24 PM.


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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:13 AM

Bad news: according to these LLW related articles, the drama will air in July 2013, and not January...nooooooooooo
http://www.chinatibe...ent_1138077.htm
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2063700212
maybe I misread something, hopefully
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Lanling Christmassy poster:
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this is quite a nice pic of out lead couple:
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Edited by Camomile Lawn, 25 December 2012 - 12:35 PM.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:23 PM

first look of 2013 LLW desk calendar:
http://www.linichen....690.0;topicseen
Wow, last pic of Ariel is picture perfect, she looks gorgeous!!

And so many Ariel pics in the detriment of the guys, George, Daniel, and even William...

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:36 AM

Posters with LLW characters:
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2072113444

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:02 PM

Ariel in the LLW calendar; She looks prettyyy
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:03 PM

thanks to btzi @AF: Ding Dang singing the end song for "Lan Lin Wang" called "Shou Zhang Xin."

http://www.tudou.com...ew/24BXxqZoP1U/

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

LLW update

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:27 AM

Mayday made OST for the drama:
http://www.56.com/u5...TE0NzY3NDY.html
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Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:05 PM

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article: http://www.tianjinwe...630_362939.html

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:41 AM

[Lanling] Mayday, Ariel about LLW's opening theme
http://youtu.be/jVMjBT4x4VY

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:00 AM

video: LLW promo event +Ariel interview
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2461201197

beautiful LLW still
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source: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2461974546

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:12 PM

Sina Article
http://ent.sina.com....193966924.shtml

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"Lanling" exposed OST Feng Shao Feng Ariel sadomasochistic

From east king culture, the Shadow King, Kashiai Korea Television and Shanghai Yao off the media work together to build, Feng Shao Feng [microblogging], Ariel [microblogging], Daniel [microblogging], Zhai Tian-lin [microblogging], Wei Qianxiang [micro Bo], Hu Yuwei [microblogging], Mao Linlin [microblogging], who co-starred in the TV series "Lanling", the upcoming August 14 landing Zhejiang Orient, Shenzhen, Yunnan, four prime-time TV premiere. Recently, the film side of the play published by the jingling interpretation of song "palm", starring William Feng Chi Chan lovers play with Ariel image exposure.

Feng Shao Feng wet body kissing Ariel

Latest exposed the credits screen to Lanling (Feng Shao Feng played) and "Child" Yang Xue Wu (Ariel plays) feelings as the main line, both the two met at the beginning of the beautiful and romantic, but also love period Shenqingxiangyong . In addition, in the context of the war era, the two love and grief in the poignant part in the "palm" backdrop has also been demonstrated. It is worth mentioning that the screen appears multiple times in Feng Shao intimate kissing scene with Ariel. They first met it "Wet" encounter, Lanling bathing in hot springs, met Yang Xue Wu cock.

Previously claimed they would not because of the ratings and the "swimming naked," the Feng Shao Feng, in fact, the trailers have already been discovered large-scale screen. In addition to topless show charming figure, he will also play repeatedly present "screen kiss" to Ariel played by Yang Xue Wu. And Ariel asked about shooting underwater scene feelings, bluntly, "Feng Shao Feng's in great shape."

"Xanadu" Panorama first exposure

Feng Shao Feng in addition to "Lanling" hard starred in, but also for the first time as a producer for the "Lanling" in script writing, art style, sound effects and post-production modeling and so many give their own suggestions. "Our clothes tract is excellence, but also specifically take a village, hoping to bring the audience a sincere work." Feng Shao Feng said.

"Lanling" There are a lot of scene changes, the film took the audience to see, such as "white village", "Dalit village" and other scenes are now crew ride. Credits screen, from the ancient battlefield twinkling of an eye to fresh air away white village, Xian Qi rising hot springs, waterfalls and petals drift into the audience instantly to "paradise." The actor's costumes equally well. "Lanling mask positioning and shape of the original design there are many different views, so we were very, very much to do the work, when it contacted a number of scholars, including the Mainland, the museum's curator, and so to give us the shape , art, props for reference. "producer Feng Shao Feng said.

Jingle soulful interpretation OST

"Warrior Lanling" song "palm" invited to the jingling interpretation by pianist VK g composer. In the TV series "Lanling," in which William Feng played Lanling pretty arrogant, but has a tragic destiny. Xue Wu days women are descendants shaman, because love tie him down, eventually embroiled in war against killing. Both emotions throughout, thrilling.

It is reported that finished "Lanling" after, Feng Shao Feng will say goodbye to the television industry, but also will go to London Ariel study tour.


The Underwater Kiss MV
http://video.sina.co...4462683187.html

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:45 PM

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 10:45 AM

LLW OST MV


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 09:55 AM

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:17 PM

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:53 PM

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articles: http://ent.ynet.com/...25/8162510.html
http://www.dzwww.com...725_8715170.htm

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:03 AM

New LLW trailer: http://www.56.com/u4...id=OTQzODg3NDk

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 12:03 PM

New beautiful LLW stills

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 02:40 PM

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Feng Shao Feng Ariel "Lanling" staged poignant love

Feng Shao Feng, Ariel starring drama "Lanling" will be August 14 strong landing Zhejiang Orient, Shenzhen, Yunnan, four TV. Feng Shao Feng drama first cooperation with Ariel, the common interpretation of Lanling with Tennyo Yang Xue [microblogging] dance love story between a beautiful and moving. Feng Shao Feng in the love scene in the show of the "God of War" tenderness side, while Ariel is completed the girl next door to the "Goddess" changes.

Feng Shao Feng Ariel joined forces gathered "Lanling"

Since enter the big screen after William Feng starred in "Banquet", "Painted Skin 2", "double exposure", "golden age", "Wolf Totem" and other films. Achieved good results in a short while, Feng Shao Feng was a surprise with his own producer and starred in the TV series "Lanling" comeback in television circles. Although the film industry still is "new" in the television industry, Feng Shao Feng is definitely considered "veteran." Today Feng Shao Feng comeback, also sought in the competitive summer blaze a new trail file.
This time, Feng Shao Feng is not alone, more a strong ally that has made use of "Kiss 2", "I may not love you" two hit Taiwanese idol drama earned his second Golden Bell "Apparent "after the Ariel. The two joined forces, gathered in "Lanling" has become the show's wonderful spectacle.

Tacit cooperation aesthetic interpretation of a turbulent love

"Lanling>, the Feng Shao Feng Joining Ariel presents some overcame numerous obstacles, beautiful child heart of life and death and love. Feng Shao Feng plays "Lanling" High long-Christine played with Ariel "Heavenly Lady" Yang Xue Wu coincidence that the next encounter love, hope together for a lifetime, but frequently frustrated, but suffered life test. Although two actors, the love scene interpretation up very much at home, but with Ariel Lin Feng Shao Feng is still a lot to achieve a breakthrough. Feng Shao Feng to "God of War" in the face is not known to outsiders lover's childish and tenderness fully displayed, and Ariel from her usual good girl next door play road to bite the bullet, dignified deportment of the "goddess" change.

Drama love beautiful, off screen for the first time also with the cooperation of two very understanding. When talking about Feng Shao Feng, Feng Shao Feng Ariel on the very positive performance, saying very powerful, very easy to crash out sparks. And Feng Shao Feng also like Ariel is cast "pistachio", but also very intimate, "Shooting late, I started filming the movie" Di Renjie of God are Dragon King ", both sides of the rolling drama, Ariel is sometimes needed to accommodate my time, really Thank you, she and the crew on my understanding and support. "
source: http://ent.sina.com....283977921.shtml

Edited by rheasophia, 01 August 2013 - 02:42 PM.


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 08:46 AM

Della 丁噹[手掌心]MV官方版-中視古裝大戲[蘭陵王]片尾曲
LLW OST - Official MV



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 04:18 PM

[08.07] LLW presscon
http://www.zjstv.com...8-07303337.html

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 04:11 PM

[08.08] Ariel Lin praised Feng Shao Feng, first time producer, as professional and strict
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Following the Shanghai Oriental TV launch ceremony, yesterday (August 7), "Lanling" a public key creative and fought in Zhejiang Satellite TV , held a national media conference. Not previously attended the event Ariel yesterday appeared, with the play "Lanling" Feng Shao Feng confluence. Conference, not only praising Feng Shao Feng Ariel terrible acting more as a producer, said he was very nice, very strict requirements on their own. They live a red dress with a yellow, but was drama fans laugh called "Tomato scrambled eggs" combination.


Ariel terrible acting like Feng Shao Feng

Yesterday's conference, did not show up before the "Princess" Ariel finally "Lanling" Feng Shao Feng convergence, appear together in the Zhejiang TV broadcasting conference live. "Husband and wife" duo will be extended to understanding the play outside the movies, to a "Tomato scrambled eggs" loaded appeared together, the media have become the focus of attention. When asked with Ariel among the most impressive scene, the Feng Shao Feng recalled, "there is a scene, when I was a small horse and broke a toe, plaster back to the crew to continue to shoot my knees, sky heavy rain, according to Chen Xue Wu came to comfort me play, I feel particularly touched. "Ariel added," In the past Xue Wu is a kind of looking for Lanling feeling, but that scene, Lanling become a vulnerable side in need of comfort, the two conversion status makes me feel both wonderful and moving. Moreover Shao Feng was also suffering from injuries, but insisted rain filming, really dedicated. "

"Lanling", the Feng Shao Feng and Ariel staged a checkered sadomasochistic, so the two streams in the play are a lot of tears. Ariel said, "Lanling" is her crying scene in the history of the most drama, from 9 am to evening 5:00 to cry. But the day of the conference site, Ariel has said Feng Shao Feng is more "came out on top", "Shao Feng evolve crying scene in particular, each time in the field, as long as the kind of sad music sound let out one, creating an atmosphere He flew to tears, and he tears are very affectionate, not make people feel inadequate man. "

Feng Shao Feng was like "good and generous person professional enough."

"Lanling", the Feng Shao Feng is not only starred in, but also the producer. But the first time when producer, he was in the conference site received praise. At yesterday's launch ceremony, Zhai Tian-lin and Wei Qianxiang praise on him, Zhai Tian-lin said, "I feel very generous von producer, not in the little things and we care about, there is little Producer it so. "Wei Qianxiang claimed," because the peak brother is also an actor, so he was more concerned about the details of our lives, care we eat good, live good. "to hear everyone's praise, Feng Shao Feng then said with a smile," The problem Once they eat well, live well, directed the first one to point me to. "

In yesterday's press conference, the actress Ariel Lin also opening speech, praising Feng Shao Feng is very nice addition to serving as executive producer, the show is very focused, "Shao Feng is a very professional actor, though, is the show's producer, But most of his energy or on the performances. scenes between us more, so every time before the shooting, he would tell me, take the initiative to communicate with the director, and he is particularly strict requirements on their own, not because of their own when a producer on the show on lax, lazy.

source: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2517823113

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more LLW presscon pics/articles here:
http://ent.ifeng.com...8377293_0.shtml
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2518040258
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2518153595
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2517823113

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:16 AM

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Ariel autographing the LLW presscon prop wall
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http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2514660344

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LLW short promo voiced by Ariel


LLW BTS clip
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2516997140

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 04:38 AM

Thanks so much, rheasophia, for posting the full version of the ending theme by 丁噹. I didn't even know it was her song. Wow is all I can say.......opening theme and ending theme by big name Taiwanese and Chinese artists. While the Mainland China release is August 14th, I saw on Vision Shock's (one of the creators) Youtube channel that Lord Lan Ling will air on August 23rd in Taiwan on Ctv. So I am wondering if the Taiwan version will be different or just the same? On side note, I prefer King or Lord Lan Ling because according to what I know so far, his accurate tile should be that of a regional lord/noble in ancient times, instead of a general.

I am really hoping this drama avoids the usual cliches, as I have never so anticipated an ancient China drama since the 2005 version of Return of Condor Heroes, the version with Liu, Yi Fei.

Having listened to the ending theme several times, I am really hooked; this song has some of the most beautiful lyrics ever written in a Mando-pop song. So I hope I could share a rough translation. Those who can get it in Chinese, its even better, since some things are bound to be lost in translation, but I figure better than nothing. Video already previously posted above by rheasophia.

Credit to Bin Music’s YouTube Channel. Credit to YouTuber, Yong Ling Li, for the Chinese lyrics used to translate.

Lord Lan Ling’s Ending Theme: "Palms"
Meoldy: V.K. Ke
Lyrics: Mo Chen
Performed By: Della Ding Dang

Bottoms up. Love hates the annoying mirage. I propose to you a toast, one cup, a thoroughly clear dawn.

I am at the South Pole, longing for your Northern Star. I await you, unfortunately, our hearts do not connect.

You are fate, you are the beating sounds of a hoof, rolling over my humanly world, painstakingly searching for the snow covered landscape.

An inch of the light’s shadow, an inch of my heart, a Dutchman's Pipe, a blossom of cloud, a snow flower, and a dreamland, all held in my palms.

A speck of dust, a Bodhi tree, a comet and just one, you, all held faithfully in my palms.

Being wed for seven generations is but a fairy tale’s magic mirror. For the next (Chinese) Valentine’s, we must wait a century more. You are heaven and earth, you are wind and rain, you are the calm, and you are the gentle rebel, twisting my four seasons.

An inch of the light’s shadow, an inch of my heart, a Dutchman's Pipe, a blossom of cloud, a snow flower, and a dreamland, all held in my palms.

A speck of dust, a Bodhi tree, a comet and just one, you, all held faithfully in my palms.

The tighter I embrace, the more I turn towards love and greed. It is just that I must love you until my heart is pierced with ten thousand arrows, before I relinquish.

Left hand in control of a hollow heart, right hand in control of desire, ten fingers latched tightly to a Sutra, an unforgettable, painstaking effort. May we refuse to relent? May we not submit to fate? If possible, then take me in exchange for you.

Edited by gwx11, 13 August 2013 - 06:59 AM.

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:38 AM

Hi everyone,

Here is the link for the prescon ( credit tudou ) :

http://www.tudou.com...ew/1HHh0AhdHjs/

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 05:43 AM

Wow. I am beyond excited for LLW to air! It's only 7 more hours, right? I don't know if I'll be able to wake up to watch it air live (usually my sleeping hours), but I wish I could! I really hope it's compelling and good. The trailers and teasers have me so wound up. I guess I'd better go buy a few boxes of tissues now, 'cause I'm pretty sure I'll need them :\ I wonder if there's any possibility for a bittersweet ending instead of complete tragedy. There seem to be hints that there might be *some* hope left at the end.

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:56 AM

Finally, I found some bts clips ( credit Ariel LinVNFC )

FSF tries to convince the director that Ariel should be the one in the bath tube ( it makes a better scene ). They can film her from the neck up. The director replies that if they were changing the scene then it would be both FSF & Ariel in the bath tub.


FSF catching Ariel as she falls down the stairs


Ariel explaining her character. FSF & other male costar talking about working with Ariel


Bath scene BTS ( credit 56.com )
http://www.56.com/u6...TM0NzMwNDI.html

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 07:05 AM

Thanks for all of the goodies, everyone!

Has anyone started watching LLW yet? I'm absolutely in love with it and can't stop watching (even though I don't understand most of the dialogue).

These aren't major spoilers, but if you know nothing about the trailers/storyline, they might be considered spoilers for the first 6 episodes.
Spoiler

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:26 AM

I've recently started watching and couldn't stop it!! I would wait for the videos to be uploaded to Youtube every midnight!! Absolutely in love with William's character here..and I want to see more of Daniel with Ariel's scenes :P

LLW is the best ancient Chinese drama of the year~~~

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 05:04 PM

DL links for this drama can be found: http://www.avirtualv...g-episodes.html

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 02:56 AM

My impressions 13 episodes in. Figure I'll keep most in spoilers just in case.

-This drama has not disappointed at all, and Mainland China has made a really engaging and impressive ancient arama that avoided the cliches I hoped it would avoid.

Spoiler


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:27 AM

Hi everyone ,

lyrics to 2 other ost ( credit baidu )
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2542334280

Destiny 命運 is sung by 家家 ( credit Alaya z )


Daniel sings the other 突然心动 song ( credit Paye Tsai )



Daniel & Ariel promoting LLW in Taiwan ( along with the actress who plays FSF house maid and the actress who Daniel captures, bed then gives away to his uncle as a spy )
http://www.tudou.com...ew/yj8QXst-Dz8/
http://www.tudou.com...ew/Fq05GuyPuC8/
http://www.tudou.com...ew/yw4lq5JM7QE/

Chp 15 uploaded onto youtube


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:05 AM

Anybody knows where I can watch this on a streaming site? I had a blast watching up to Episode 13 and then YouTube started taking down everything because of copyright issues. I can't watch them on Tencent or any of the China online sites as they're not accessible to outside viewers (unless someone knows how to override these barricades). I can't even watch their previews. Thankfully, somebody posted a live link to when the show is airing in China. Unfortunately, that's the time I'm working. Sometimes I just plug in and listen while working (can't watch the video at the same time as that would be too obvious). It's like listening to a radio performance -- but kind of frustrating. Sometimes I sneak and watch the video once in a while, but it's too risky (ncluding sometimes finding my boss virtually at my elbow .. wooooo ...) -- and distracting too (it's hard to edit and listen at the same time).

Taiwan did finally start airing the series yesterday (yup, right when I'm at work again) -- but fortunately, I caught the replay at past midnight. Funny, how it still feels so different watching it on TV and on my computer monitor. The TV screen is admittedly bigger but my monitor is at least 22". I actually found Ariel's actions irritating when I was watching it via computer. It reminded me too much of Xiang Qing (maybe I got used too much to her mature image these days, including that from her last role in ITWY). But when I was watching it on TV last night, they felt just right and in keeping with the role. Maybe I already got used to her character.

I'm so addicted to the show -- although I find some of the plot development at times appear too contrived, cliched or obvious (the evil "third woman," the clueless male lead who gets taken in, the ever-helpful, heroic and understanding second male lead, etc). Still, it's fun -- er...not all fun, those stupid misunderstandings can be heart-wrenching and a turn-off for some viewers (some fans actually say they'd just skip those episodes -- what China fans have been doing is watch the series on TV to support ratings and then watch it again online to support online ratings. But if it's tood depressing, many would avoid rewatching it. SAD..)

Right now a lot of fans have switched from shipping Lan Ling Wang and Xue Wu to Xue Wu and Yu Wen Yong (I hope I got the name right, I keep forgetting Daniel's name in the series; it's even more confusing at times -- esp if you're only listening as opposed to watching the series -- as one of the characters in the series is named Xiao Dong, which is Daniel's real name in Mandarin.) Arrghhh... i have to go to work. Keep watching if you can!

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 04:26 AM

Btzi,


You can download LLW episodes from http://v.qq.com/cove...0012f2i16d.html via a youku xmlbar dowloader version 7.4. Trend micro security will block version 7.6.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:24 AM

OMFG, that Zheng Er deserves all the hate fans are throwing at her. On Sugoi, someone said that a fan in Shandong smashed his or her TV after watching a part with Zheng Er. What a crazy lady she is, I can't wait to get to the episode when she finally dies. Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Keep enjoying this series, everyone.

The links with Sugoi are perfectly fine, also, this YouTube channel has not been taken down at all. "ChinaSeriesable"

Edited by gwx11, 27 August 2013 - 04:29 AM.


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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:58 PM

Thanks gwx, but I can't watch that link either. I never really read what the message was that appears when I try to click on the link (to no avail) until someone pointed it out in one of the comment boxes. It says that China TV (CTV in Taiwan) has brought the rights to the series, so you can't view it in your (Taiwan) country.

I guess I just have to watch it as it is broadcast on CTV. We're still on Episode 3 or 4.

To those who are watching the live link via Ariel TV, Ariel's Baidu fans say the best of the four stations ariring the series is Yunnan as it has less (or maybe no) cuts. Dongshi has the worst. One Baidu fan said it like cut one of the series (which is about 40-45 minutes long) into just 20 minutes. Golly...

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:24 AM

I translated part of the Sina interview. I was hoping to finish it, but I don't think I have time to do it, so I'll just post what I have. I think this is Part 1 of the interview.

Lan Ling Wang Sina Interview Aug. 25, 2013

http://video.sina.co...1290055681.html

Historical drama “Lan Ling Wang” is currently airing. It’s a very popular drama whose ratings has kept on rising and has received good feedback from the public and netizens. Sina Entertainment has invited actors Ariel Lin, Daniel Chan, Zhai Tianlin, Wei Qianxiang as guests to talk about the production and story.

Zhao Ning (Host): Welcome to our viewers. A lot of people are currently watching a popular drama. I’ve also watched several episodes. It’s “Lan Ling Wang.” Today we’re lucky to have some of the leads as guests. Let’s start by welcoming Zhou Dynasty Emperor Daniel Chan. Do we need to perform a special kind of ritual greeting?
Daniel Chan: We didn’t do a lot of rituals in this drama. We usually just did this [hand gesture of greeting].
Host: Like this? In front of the emperor?
Daniel: Ahh...
Host: No need to kowtow?
Daniel: Well, come on [do it if you want to].
Host: This emperor, Yu Wen Yong, is a very loving/passionate character who’s wholly devoted to the heavenly maiden (tian nu). Hi, Xue Wu.
Ariel Lin: Hello everybody. I’m Yang Xue Wu. I’m indebted to you all for your love/support.
Host: Whoever gets the heavenly maiden controls the world. Now that tian nu is here, hope she would also bring Sina luck. Welcome Ariel.
Our other guest is the prince, who later on became the the emperor of Qi, Zhai Tian Lin.
ZTL: Hello everybody. I’m Zhai Tian Lin.
Host: Give us a fierce look.
ZTL: Fierce? Hello [smiles]
Host: Say hi to Wei Qian Xiang.
Wei: Hello everyone. I’m Xiao Dong, last name is Han [his name in the drama].
Host: I’m not used to seeing Xiao Dong like this. Your hair’s a mess in the drama.
Wei: It’s a wig, very long hair. As you can see my hair isn’t that long.
Host: As I’ve said a lot of people are watching this drama. I myself have seen 10 episodes, but I got sick and wasn’t able to continue watching. I want to know whether any one of you are following it?
Daniel: I do. I’ve been diligently catching up.
Host: Up to which episode have you seen? Don’t tell me you’ve seen the ending?
XX: The ending has not aired yet.
Chan: No. Just the same as everybody else.
Ariel: No. I’ve been lagging behind. I’ve only watched up to Episode 4 because I’m currently shooting a movie. So, I’ve been doing the promos [for Lan Ling Wang] but kept asking others how far has the show aired.
Host: You’ve watched up to Ep. 4. What do you think?
Ariel: I’m hoping I can have a whole day to watch the series. Right now, I’m very concerned about my husband’s condition/circumstances.
Daniel: Don’t worry. I will definitely bring you back to Zhou Kingdom.
Host: Not in Episode 4, right?
Ariel: I think they’re on Episode 10 or 20-something now.
Daniel: 25, right?
Host: I’m so far behind.
Daniel: I’ve watched up to that part where I killed Yu Wen Hu.
Host: You’re faster than me.
Zhai: I’ve watched some past episodes. Haven’t watched when I’m not in it.
Host: I have a number here. That episode where Gao Wei appeared, ratings hit over 100 million – you did great.
Zhai: More likely because of the previous episodes, not because of me.
Host: Gao Wei looked really aggressive/ferocious character when he first appeared on screen, with this mink coat on.
Zhai: That ferocious look came at the expense of sweat.
Ariel: Yes, the one who looked most ferocious was the one who suffered most on set.
Wei: How come I never looked ferocious?
Daniel: You have to wear a mink coat.
Host: Very difficult shot?
Zhai: There was even a burner nearby ... it was really hot.
Host: Hitting 100 million must be good.
Zhai: Very good .. to be a part of it, thank you.
Host: So that’s what Tian Lin is like in real life, “xiao er ge” [fond of making the two-finger “V” sign].
Qian Xiang have you watched the show?
Wei: I have, on and off.
Host: You only watched parts that you’re in?
Wei: No no no. I watch when I have time. Better still, my family have been religiously watching it. I know that Xue Wu was kidnapped again yesterday.
Host: She gets kidnapped a lot. All four of you have been watching the series. Which parts do you like most?
Daniel: I think it’s the magnitude of it all, the production crew really spent a lot of time on the ?? (don’t know why the transcript says “dance beauty” as there’s barely any dance in the series. maybe he meant the interior/production design), costumes, using three cameras simultaneously. We also used a lot of sources/materials [props], like making a big dragon ship for Zhou Kingdom. When we were shooting it, there’s actually nobody down there.
Ariel: There is, but the crew was very careful. Like the dragon’s head on the ship’s bow, I was quite blown away when I saw it in the studio.
Wei: The ship was really big, so the studio was also very big, but that’s only for the ship’s bow. Like Titanic.
Host: Ariel what do you think? Have you started being oppressed by Si Ye?
Ariel: Life can be oppressive.
Host: So that’s what Ariel thinks: Life is oppressive.
XX: People are oppressive.
Ariel: I think more on the emotional [love] aspect. That part about the prince and his father was very moving. A lot of people are bound [imprisoned] by love, and get hurt by love.
Daniel: Every time she got in trouble, I came out and protected her.
Ariel: Oh, I saw one scene where he [YWY] said: If she’s happy, I will just keep guard over her; if she’s not, I will take her away.
her out.
Daniel: Right, right.
Ariel: That’s what he told Si Ye.
Daniel: I was willing to keep guard over her, wait for her forever
Host: That’s why a lot of netizens love YWY. Love him for his devotion to love, and girls love men who are a little bit aggressive. You have a lot of female fans.
Chan: He’s quite domineering. But in Yang Xue Wu he found someone to love, first time he made a true friend. He gave all his love and friendship to her. That’s what drew out all this passion/sentiment in him.
Host: Do you find this kind of man attractive Ariel?
Ariel: I think very few women would be able to resist it.
Host: Lan Ling Wang is not here, you can speak frankly.
Ariel: No, no, no, that’s not the issue.
Daniel: Someone you can rely on.
Ariel: If a person is willing to give so much of his time, care so much for you, protect you, that would be hard to resist. But Xue Wu did not [give in] because she already has someone in her heart, someone who got in first so it would be hard for YWY to break in. It would have been different if she had met YWY first.
Zhai: In all dramas there’s always this “first in, second out,” but do you think it applies in real life?
Daniel: She was doing a period drama.
Ariel: I think it does have affect the outcome. It’s timing.
Host: Timing is very important – who got in first.
Zhai: It’s quite implausible.
Ariel: Really?.
Daniel: I think it’s because it’s a period drama.
ZTL: It’s ...
Daniel: You don’t have divorce in period dramas.
Zhai: It has also happened in a lot of modern dramas. You ask, why doesn’t he/she love me? The viewing public is also asking the same question in their mind, why not? It’s because she met [fell in love] with him first. This phrase has caused so much heartache.
Wei: And dramas just portray that one part. When that part is over, we don’t see what happens afterwards.
Ariel: Sometimes they also get the [girl] in the end.
Daniel: Love supersedes marriage, [decides] whether you will stay with this person. Just showing your love is OK [enough].
Host: You’re referring to YWY’s confession?
Danie: Right.
Host: Is it yours too?
Chan: Wishing the other one well, that she’ll have a happy life.
Wei: This I have to shake hands [agree] with him [Daniel]. Although Xiao Dong didn’t live long in the drama, he spent the best part of his life protecting one person.
Host: Xiao Dong has this especially moving confession, that part about mistress being the moon in the sky. Can you say it again? Do you still remember?
Wei: I’ve forgotten it a little. Like ... mistress is the moon in the sky [host coaching him], lighting my path in the darkness, warming [my heart]. I will never presume to take this moon [for myself], but neither will I allow the clouds to cover her.
Ariel: You really still remember it!
Wei: Well, I did memorize it, c’mon.
Zhai: It’s been a year.
Host: So you and YWY both chose to be guardians.
Wei: Our methods differed. I had to spend a long time before letting others know that I was her protector. Always guarding her, from beginning to end, until he died. They’re more the aggressive/domineering type, I’m more like the confidant/bosom friend. Just doing some little things.
Host: I have to ask all three of you guys here, which would you choose, sort of like I respect you, will protect you, stay beside you as a friend. Zhai Tian Lin, given the choice, if the woman you like already has someone, what will you do.
Zhai: I like/love her, but she doesn’t like/love me.
Host: Right, just be her confidant.
Zhai: Your question is already problematic.
[everybody laughs]
Zhai: OK, let’s assume that ...
Host: You like her, but she already has someone.
Zhai: Doesn’t that make me someone who fell in love with someone else’s wife? Then I’m the ‘other man.’ You ask me if I’ll be happy being the other man? Will I be a good other man?
Host: Will you compete for her affections?
Zhai: [Shakes head]
Host: That’s my question. So you definitely won’t choose to be the other man. Will you be her confidant? Or just confess and say I respect you.
Zhai: I don’t know. I can quote what [director] Wong Kar-wai said very well: Love involves timing. If they met in a different time or place, things might have turned out differently.
Chan: Can men have confidantes? A confidante will become the other woman.
Host: We’ve started another topic. Can a man and a woman be friends? You can’t accept the idea of your girlfriend having a male bosom friend?
Daniel: A lof of women, the moment they have a boyfriend, they devote their all to nurturing this love, don’t have a lot of time to do socialize [in a business sense] or do many other things.
Ariel: Business socializing [laughs].
Daniel: Won’t really tell a lot of confidential things to other people.
Ariel: That would depend on the woman’s character.
Host: Ariel must have a lot of male confidants.
Ariel: Unfortunately, I’m like what he described.
Zhai: She can’t tell her boyfriend her secrets. She tells other guys her secrets.
Daniel: That will become a problem. Will automatically become the other man/woman.
Host: Han Xiao Dong has already fainted.
Wei: I haven’t seen this happen in real life. Like what Dong Ge [Daniel] has said, a woman who has a boyfriend and a male confidant. I haven’t met anyone like this. What about you?
Host: My question is can you men become the confidant of a woman?
Wei: I don’t think so.
Daniel: It’s easier in elementary or middle school. You go to class everyday, meet everyday so there’s a lot to talk about. But it’s impossible at my age.
Zhai: Let’s ask the woman first, do you need a male confidant?
Ariel: Based on my personality I’m the type wherein my other half is my confidant. I can never have a male friend who knows me as well as my boyfriend does.
Host: Don’t male bosom buddies usually appear when you’re quarreling with your better half?
Zhai: When another man appears when you’re quarreling ...
Daniel: That’s not a bosom buddy.
Wei: Good friend.
Zhai: That would be like taking advantage.
Daniel: We’ll never be done talking about this. Don’t argue with a woman.
Zhai: You’ve been giving me a strange look while we’re discussing this topic.
Host: Strange look? I think you’ve all been very circumspect, not being very truthful.
Daniel: We have been telling the truth.
Host: Netizens say you haven’t changed all these years.
Daniel: I’ve changed.
Host: Looked even younger?
Daniel: Aiyoo...
Host: Tell us your secret in keeping young.
Daniel: Personally I think there have been changes.
Host: Where?
Daniel: Toward work, life, thinking. Work no longer bothers me as much as it did before. It doesn’t affect my mood like before. Seems like work doesn’t cause that much pressure anymore.
Host: I mean your physical appearance hasn’t changed.
Daniel: Not much change.
Host: Any special method?
Daniel: None.
Zhai: He exercises.
Host: You continued exercising on set?
Daniel: Very difficult because the moment we started shooting, we had very long shooting schedules.
Ariel: We didn’t even have enough time to sleep.
Daniel: Rushing.
Zhai: He still did. In the guest lounge.
Daniel: Only when there were days they were filming Feng Shao Feng’s parts.
Zhai: Then we’d go to the gym.
Daniel: But on the same day as when we’re shooting, we didn’t have enough time to go after shooting.
Host: Is this the first time Daniel and Ariel have worked together? How was it? [Ariel/Daniel laugh]
Host: Why are you laughing? Anything special that happened when you first met? You didn’t know each other before?
Ariel: I knew him, but he didn’t know me. We’d never met, but got to know each other later on.
Host: How was your first meeting? First day of shooting?
Daniel: Interesting. Before we started shooting, reporters would ask her [Ariel], when you meet Xiao Dong [Daniel], will you give him a ‘first meeting’ present? She said a hot water flask..
Ariel: Did I give you one?
Daniel: Yes.
Ariel: [sigh of relief]
Daniel: Yes. On the first day of shooting when we met. I looked at her, she looked quite cute and shy. So I went over and teased her: ‘Didn’t you say you were going to give me a hot water flask? She said, right, right. I’ll give it to you tomorrow. I thought she was especially sweet.
Host: Why did you think of giving Xiao Dong a hot water flask. Is it because you’re a product endorser?
Daniel: She’s the product endorser.
Ariel: This is getting out of reason. Xiao Dong Ge was my idol in senior high.
Host: So it was very exhilirating [to meet him]?
Ariel: I psychologically prepped myself: thought of how a professional actor would treat another professional actor.
Host: And ...
Ariel: Like what everybody’s seen on screen. No untoward love [personal feelings] complicating work.
Host: So in the drama when Xue Wu rejected him, did you feel some regret?
Ariel: No.
Daniel: We were acting.
Host: After shooting, have you become good friends?
Ariel: I’m OK with it [laughs]
Host: Do you think they’re ever be together, Zhai Tian Lin?
Zhai: I was already exhausted doing this role, didn’t have time to observe whether ...
Daniel: She has a boyfriend abroad.
Host: Let’s talk about Tian Lin’s part. The moment Gao Wei appeared, a lot of people who know history remember him as a good person. You actually started out drawing a lot of the sympathies of the female audience, but your character turned from bad to worse.
ZTL: Yes.
Host: Did it make you think twice about accepting the role?
ZTL: No.
Daniel: Based on history, he was a negative character.
Zhai: Do you mean to ask why did I accept this role?
Host: Yes, were you worried?
ZTL: I wasn’t worried. To be honest, I wasn’t worried then, but now I’m a bit worried because I’ve seen how severely Mao Lin Lin [who plays the evil character Zheng Er in the drama] has been criticized. Later in the series, I loved this woman, Zheng Er, couldn’t bear to lose her so I did a lot of bad things for her. I accepted this drama [because] the character is multidimensional, and the director gave me a lot of leeway to make changes to the script. So I quite like this role, it’s like one of my children. Children grow up differently, some are lucky, some are not. I have a lot of children, some are good like the character I played in “Xin Shu,” there are also like this one [Gao Wei] who had an unhappy childhood. They’re both my children, so I look at them in the same way. Viewers might like this character or that other character. It’s up to the viewer to decide. I just give life to these children.
Host: You’re afraid of being the object of public scorn?
Zhai: No.
Daniel: I was awe-struck the moment he appeared – the prince, very different
Host: Watching Zhai Tian Lin’s ‘look’ in the drama, I could feel the force of his emotions, what he was thinking, completely different from the optimistic character he played in “Xin Shu.”
Zhai: Your comment is enough to satisfy me. Giving life to a character is the basic thing that an actor is paid to do. Being told that the character I played is different from the one I played before makes me very happy.
Host: So aren’t you going to thank me?
Zhai: Thank you. It means you were really carefully watching the show.
Host: Later on, Gao Wei will become even worse, killing his father. How did you manage to portray this change in heart? A lot of circumstances exceeded what people thought.
Zhai: He has the Oedipux complex, killing his father, loving his mother. A lot of good dramas, like “Desire Under the Elms,” “Mourning Becomes Electra,” “Hamlet” all have this element. One common underlying theme is they all had an unhappy childhood, were madly in love with their mother, wanted to kill their father, to consolidate their position in the family. Gao Wei is such a character, wanting to kill his father so he could solidify his position in the family. Portraying Gao Wei was not a happy task, giving life to this character was not a happy process. You get to know what it feels like to commit patricide. It’s very hard to bear. I don’t want to answer this question anymore. Nothing good to talk about.
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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:31 AM

Just started watching this 2 days ago for Daniel and Ariel and i'm so hooked onto it! last china drama i watched was bubu jing xin. Personally i think this is better. So surprised at FSF and Ariel chemistry! such a lovey dovey couple! which version are you guys watching? im watching the one with just ariel voice and im trying to look for the ones with all the original actors voice.





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