Discussion Genres of Chinese WN's

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  1. Parth37955

    Parth37955 NU #3, [Dead Inside], Mid-Boss, Dark Dealer Staff Member

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    credits to razori https://www.reddit.com/r/LightNovel..._chinese_id_like_to_talk_about_those_chinese/

    credits to araere https://www.reddit.com/r/noveltrans...is_xianxia_or_can_a_foreigner_really_write_a/

    Xianxia is basically an umbrella term for westerners. Most of the novel we think are xianxia are not. ISSTH is a true Xianxia because the MC is a good person. Something like Xian Ni (where the MC isn't good) is not , but it has other Xianxia qualities and is thus a Xiuzhen.



    Decided to post this here cause of a thread I saw. The explanation is might not be useful coming from me since I'm mostly pulling this from reddit, but still just something to use here. @Tony could this be stickied?
     
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    Tony Moderator Staff Member

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    Sure.
     
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    Are you going to be using these for new tags or something?
     
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    ArgosYesu Lord of Some Lands, Editor of Others

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    Errr, I still wouldn't put ISSTH as a Xianxia since the MC does deal in some less than savory type of dealings. Basically, he scams a lot. If you want to read an actual Xianxia that even includes the words Taoism and Buddhism in it and reads like what I imagine a Xianxia should be about, then read Zhu Xian. TL isn't very good, but it's a Xianxia... definitely. Well, maybe it's Xuanhuan since the MC... not gonna spoil.
     
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    ArgosYesu Lord of Some Lands, Editor of Others

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    We already have the Xuanhuan tag done. It's been there for a while.
     
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    Parth37955 NU #3, [Dead Inside], Mid-Boss, Dark Dealer Staff Member

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    He essentially doesn't really kill anyone that doesn't provoke him. Meng Hao doesn't kill innocent people, so not a bad guy in my book.
     
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    ArgosYesu Lord of Some Lands, Editor of Others

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    Meh, the scamming is quite devious, but I do see how he can be a good guy. He doesn't do anything purposefully evil. Honestly, the most evilest character is the Parrot/Meat Jelly pair. I would absolutely abhor meeting either of them IRL... Meng Hao would be that suave guy who has connections with everybody and is mysterious as heck.
     
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    Yeah, he just torture people as a side effect of him doing research.... totally a good guy.
    And how is CD Qihuan? At most it has some westernish names and some western setting in kingdoms rest is xuanhuan at the very least.
     
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    It uses more of a magic system IMO than what is regularly qi
     
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    Wasn't the magic system dropped a quarter way through the series anyway because all deity ranks were simultaneously mage and warrior types or something?
     
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    Asf 《《The aria of souls》》

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    Would people really use the term though? Like "do you know a good Qihuan?" Or "that Xuanhuan is really bad!!"..
     
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    Profound Laws replaced it. Much closer to magic than qi
     
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    billions of people do...you know, the chinese...
     
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    Asf 《《The aria of souls》》

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    .. how bout us english speaking people that read translated stuff?"
     
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    Pretty much yeah.

    And also how central the Four Symbols are it doesn't make the background feel western
     
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    ArgosYesu Lord of Some Lands, Editor of Others

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    Do you know what Ecchi, Doujinshi, Josei, Lolicon, Hentai, Shotacon, Shounen Ai, Yaoi, Yuri all mean? These aren't English words. Just because it's in a different language, doesn't mean we won't eventually be using those words. Deus Ex Machina, Tres Bien, Bravo!
     
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    Asf 《《The aria of souls》》

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    I dont see it atm.. would you start the trend?
     
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    ArgosYesu Lord of Some Lands, Editor of Others

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    If you don't actually know any of those words, I can't help you... you currently aren't 'in' with the trend. it's like a new guy wondering what the heck "onii-sama" meant or what "sensei" meant while watching anime. Totally helpless. Selfteach!!
     
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    Probly about 1/3rd of all english words come from the french.
    Yes that will probly happen, tho I will not be making any effort to learn it fast.
     
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    Asf 《《The aria of souls》》

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    Im talking about the chinese genre on the topic.
     
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