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My next wuxia? Because of [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore's evil posts, is likely to be Romance of Red Dust.

It has angsty lovers, fights, eeeeeevil bad guys, and I have been promised battle injuries, prisons, and gangrene. And all that, only in the beginning!

Set in some distant Chinese past, RoRD is about a sexy young revolutionary who wants to end the reign of evil local nasty(call him 'Villain' for short). Well, he is not the first, so for such eventualties, Villain has a trained squad of assassins to take out the reformers. One of them, the best, and trained by villain since childhood, is the Heroine. So she is sent to off our Hero, but ends up falling for him instead, and off they go, adventuring, rebelling, and angsting at each other. Heh. What's not to like.

Here is a MV for it:

Date: 2007-11-26 04:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
Actually, Li Jing really isn't a rebel at all...he's more like a travelling scholar(with a bit of kung fu) learning about the world, probably before taking up an office, and the local lord wants him eliminated because he thinks he could cause trouble for him with important people because he's smart enough to figure out LL's up to even worse things than he can immediately see.

He's also more adorable and cute than hot the first leg...only gets hot after all that separation and crippling by gangrene awakened his inner wuxia hero(plus, he ditches the bun and goes for the more standard half-ponytail-like wuxia hair.)

And plenty of prisons...I think someone gets tossed in prison every other episode. And one of the secondary heroes(and my favorite characters) has to battle a bad guy in a big, empty prison to avenge his friend and rescue his wife.

Date: 2007-11-27 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Prisons, Yay! Not a rebel? Boooo. But OK, scholar and an assassin is an even more awesome thing :)

Date: 2007-11-27 03:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
He becomes a rebel(after undergoing a full wuxia hero transformation) midway through, does that help?

(I love him muchly from the start, though)

Date: 2007-11-27 03:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Scolarly rebel? That is AWESOME.

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