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Life: A Black and White Film (一生一世,黑白影画) — The End (Part 2)

The conclusion! Hoju’s promise is always a happy ending, remember? Only one more update, the epilogue, to follow. 🙂

Cheng Muyun had resigned himself to loneliness, but perhaps Wen Han truly was sent to him by Heaven, for never again will either of them be alone.

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You’re My Glory (你是我的荣耀) – Chapter 4

The game’s main characters are based upon real historical figures so if you are interested, do click on the links attached to read more about them. I don’t want to include the description of each of them in my translation, making it look like a history book. Is our male lead’s hero in the King of Glory game, Zhuge Liang handsome lol?

As of today, 28 chapters have been released and nobody knows how many chapters in total. Like me, Gu Man doesn’t have a fixed schedule so her next release can be anytime and also a long time. I won’t be updating you with the progress of her release since I am translating this at my own pace. I believe in quantity over quality & I am also slow and busy. If you can’t wait, feel free to read the original work or wait until the whole novel translation is completed before starting. Please do not leave me any hurry up comment because ultimately I still have to wait for Gu Man.

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Life: A Black and White Film (一生一世,黑白影画) — The End (Part 1)

Reminder to those who might want to say a few words to the author of this story to reply in this post. Thanks!

The whole truth…

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Life: A Black and White Film (一生一世,黑白影画) — Chapter 15.4

Attention Mo Bao Fei Bao international fans: I am trying to gauge interest here. I am working with some Chinese fans to put together a little gift for MBFB. The plan is a booklet that contains fans’ favourite lines from her novels and also any words and well wishes that you might want to send her. We would love to have her international fans participate in this. It would be quite simple. Let me know a quote or two from any one of her novels (it can be from the English translation) that you love, and then say some words to her. It can be literally just a few words or it can be paragraphs, and feel free to write away in English. If need be, I will translate it, but MBFB’s English is actually quite good, though she denies it vehemently. LOL. Would any of you be interested in doing something like this? If there is enough interest, I will set up a separate post for this and gather all of your words to pass on. Please let me know in the comments of this post if this is something that you would participate in. 🙂

I don’t often use photographs for the title pic of a post, but this one truly evokes “Cheng Muyun” to me.

This chapter was quite interesting to translate and to capture the feel from the original text. The emotions are not blatant, but if you dwell upon the chapter, you’ll find they are there and ache the heart. And mine ached, for Cheng Muyun, and for those others. Everyone will have their story. This, here, is at last a close on this chapter of Cheng Muyun’s life. What did he have to do? What was the price he had to pay? Good? Evil? Who can say?

(I purposely have not been leaving “additional comments,” which, longtime readers may know, is not typical of me. LOL. I do have lots of thoughts, but I’m holding them to not bias you or give spoilers. Perhaps, at the end, I will not be able to contain them all and spill out some. But only at the very end. Tehe, it may turn out to be a long babble to myself.)

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You’re My Glory (你是我的荣耀) – Chapter 3

A rabbit has been pulled out of a hat, actually two. Firstly, our male lead Yu Tu whose name is the homophone of Jade Rabbit will make his appearance in this chapter. Secondly, the author of this novel is no other than turtle Man (Gu Man). Yes, she used to be a turtle but her update for this novel is currently at rabbit speed but still in progress online 😛 You may need to wait for the printed novel to read the ending. The picture above is of Cai Wenji in King of Glory.

I want to state here once and for all that I prefer to have no links to other indexing sites aside from my own website, Shushengbar. Whoever listed them may have kind intention but I’ve my reasons for not wanting them to be listed in indexing sites. Aggregators tend to pull from the well-known indexing sites. Also, most of the indexing sites have ads and are benefiting off the hard work of the translators and authors. In addition, nearly all of these indexing sites post translated synopsis without giving due credit. Fanatical has three index pages, one for Gu Man’s novels, one for Mo Bao Fei Bao’s novels and one for other authors’ novels so please do use them and not an indexing site.

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Life: A Black and White Film (一生一世,黑白影画) — Chapter 15.3

Birthday week day 7 of 7! And this is the end of birthday week! Thanks for all who stopped by, and again, thank you for all your support over these last five years! Black and White Film updates will revert back to the regular posting schedule of Tuesday/Friday evenings, N. American time. Cheers, and wishing for many more years with you guys. ❤

So now, the mystery is already completely solved, right? Or is it? 😉

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Life: A Black and White Film (一生一世,黑白影画) — Chapter 15.2

Birthday week day 6 of 7.

Has Cheng Muyun found the mole?

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