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Ok, I admit that I've failed somewhere before. But anyway welcome. Just a brief intro on what you should expect here:
1. Football. Not gonna post much of that any soon since season is over. :S
2. Anime, Games, etc. Just abt anything conceivable under the Japanese radar barring anything and everything Rule 34. Now that's illegal. Period. -.-;
3. Music. Everything to do with it is listed under the tab.
5. Unacceptable humour: Anything and everything is fair game here. As long as I don't get rounded up by the ISA. -.-'

6.
The Known World=Fantasy world building in process. I: Used to be glossary, now devoted to random rambling; II: Character Concepts; III: Lore.
7. der Wolf=my Fictionpress account under the moniker Tsumujikaze no Soujutsu. A Ranger's Tale is hosted under this page. :)
8. New section now upped. Maybe I should also gun for upping A Ranger's Tale here since I do have this funny feeling that traffic coming to here is way more than whatever I'll get in FP.

Statement of intent: Everything said here is a figment of personal opinion, be it me or anybody commenting. I try to be responsible, but my parents=/=parents of the world.

@Druid of Luhn: Crap. Should have remembered far earlier to give you the credit for your CSS text box code. :(

A/N: But sadly, it seems that your CSS text box code has now been halved efficiency wise. :(

That most important note I should have added: Any images posted in this blog are NOT my own stuff. I got them from Google image search, I don't earn any shit by being a thief and liar. Those responsible for the pictures, rest assured that you all are great artists in your own regards. Sadly, we all know what limited space means in terms of posting.

Latest Note: Changed alignment for my page widgets due to my worry that I can't centre align the thing.

Note on A Ranger's Tale: In case any complaining fella wants to have a legal case with me, let this be known that A Ranger's Tale is rated M by default. I've upped the swearing and somewhat a bit on the dark/gritty factor. You all have been warned, let no little boy and girl enter the forbidden realm.

Latest on ART: A Ranger's Tale now starting to kick back in gear. But I really hate the insanely fluctuating climate here in S'pore.

P.S: Oh, and one more thing. Vid below is yet another ideal OP for A Ranger's Tale.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Phase 1

 
Opening

How to impress your boss: Part 1

赵云字子龙,常山真定人也。本属公孙瓒,瓒遣先主为田楷拒袁绍,云遂随从,为先主主骑。
《赵云本传》

云身长八尺,姿颜雄伟,为本郡所举,将义从吏兵诣公孙瓒。时袁绍称冀州牧,瓒深忧州人之从绍也,善云来附,嘲云曰:“闻贵州人皆原袁氏,君何独回心,迷而能 反乎?”云答曰:“天下讻讻,未知孰是,民有倒县之厄,鄙州论议,从仁政所在,不为忽袁公私明将军也。”遂与瓒征讨。
《云别传》

Zhao Yun, styled Zilong; a native of Changshan Zhending. Originally a vassal of Gongsun Zan. When Zan sent the First Lord as Tian Kai's reinforcements against Yuan Shao, Yun followed suit as Liu Bei's chief cavalry. 
(Zhao Yun's Original Account)

Yun was eight foot tall with majestic features. Nominated by his people, he led the local volunteers to pledge their loyalty to Gongsun Zan. At that time, Yuan Shao was declared as the Governor of the Ji Province, hence Zan was deeply worried that the people would follow Shao. Yun's coming was deeply welcomed by Zan as he teased Yun: "I heard that your people have pledged their hearts to the Yuan clan, yet why is it that you can turn from their erroneous ways?" Hence Yun answered: "The country is in turmoil with none knowing who to turn to. The people are in danger of losing their homes and hence its my people's desire to follow the truly benevolent rather than any personal bias." Hence his life of battle alongside Zan. 
(Tales of Zhao Yun)

Analysis: Height 1.80m with majestic features. Bluntly put, he's the kind of fella who will make girls swoon and quite frankly... he's badass. Secondly, he's a good talker. The Han dynasty has always pride itself in all things benevolence on the social scale. (Nevermind how clueless the  suck-thumb kid turned out to be) In fact in order to unify the chaos back then, benevolence could be seen as outright effective upon the most ridiculous scale 10 out of 10 times. And to top things off, he ended up being part of his big boss' men straightaway. Now let's get this clear: Gongsun Zan was a military talent during his time. The fact that he could just off scores of Xianbei cavalry with a mere few scores of light cavalry is just too... O_o 

So is it any wonder that he ended up as Liu Bei's chief cavalry? The peeps residing in Northern China at that time were pretty much good in what they're supposedly good at. Read: Cavalry warfare. The only catch? The all-too-famous three amigos also came from that part. 

So maybe let us just do a very simple brainwork of simple English. Liu Bei=big bro, the rest=mounted Rambo x3. See? Its really THAT simple. We don't have to put words into Chen Shou's mouth just because we want to say Zhao Yun=Bodyguard. (More on that stupidity later on. And I'm NOT bluffing when I say there are truly such morons running amok in the internet)

And lastly, Liu Bei was only there as reinforcement. Tian Kai at that time has far more military might than Liu Bei himself given the fact that he's the Envoy of the Qing Province.(青州刺史)
Note: Provincial envoys at that time were second only to their respective provincial governors. (州牧)


时先主亦依讬瓒,每接纳云,云得深自结讬。云以兄丧,辞瓒暂归,先主知其不反,捉手而别,云辞曰:“终不背德也。”《云别传》

When Liu Bei took refuge under Zan, he treated Yun with respect with the respect due returned. When his older brother passed away, he bade farewell to Zan. The First Lord knew Yun's mind was made up as he caught hold of his hand. "I will never betray your kindness and trust" With those words, Yun left. (Tales of Zhao Yun)

Analysis: Liu Bei's life as a loanee started here. (刘备借赵云,一借不还) Not the popular fiasco called that Jing Province. (刘备借荆州,一借不还) 

Another logic - If your boss is inept, you're free to bail out. That's the universal rule during the Interesting Times . Apparently, Gongsun Zan=loser. I'm not lying on this end. If Chen Shou can condemn you, we know there's something problematic somewhere, somehow.  

Case in point: He never showed any mercy in his words pertaining to Guan Yu, Zhang Fei and Ma Chao in my previous posting. (Yes, THAT Ma Chao for those still in denial. Fan girls of all things Koei, you can cry your hearts out now. O.O)