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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.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

The Genius of Yingchuan (Part 1) 《颍川之鬼才》

"He's someone who can predict things accurately. Yaoling, you better be careful because he can see through your heart..."
~Spoken by someone truly politically incorrect during our fellowship dinner at Jurong Bird Park few months ago
Reason behind my determination
Mr Eric Soh, you're the one saying the above statement. I know I got a bit of IQ, but srsly why use brethren Yaoling as your target for verbal potong? And besides, I know my surname in Hanyu Pinyin is Guo (郭), but srsly my ancestor isn't Guo Fengxiao (郭奉孝). If anything happens to me tomorrow, I'll go look for you. Because of this particularly wacky episode, I'm now inclining to force a mass invocation of fan rage upon myself...


After getting myself into unwanted trouble for donkey years, my sis is gonna murder me again...

With the insane introduction done, let's go onto numero uno:

So what makes Guo Jia so special? Firstly and foremost, there will always be people saying Cao Cao had no friends throughout his life because he's a tyrant. The only catch? These people got trolled by Luo Guanzhong because they're believing in something really fictional. Actually, come to think of it, Liu Bei's temperament was certified to be way far worse off. In fact, even Sun Quan and Sun Ce were nowhere better off anyway.*  (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ

*Brethren Ling Jie, I believe I've answered your question on whether Cao Cao is a good person or bad person.



[嘉深通有算略,达于事情。太祖曰:“唯奉孝为能知孤意。”

后太祖征荆州还,于巴丘遇疾疫,烧船,叹曰:“郭奉孝在,不使孤至此。” 太祖又云:“哀哉奉孝!痛哉奉孝!惜哉奉孝!”] 
《三国志:郭嘉传》

[郭嘉。。。才策谋略,世之奇士,虽清治德业,殊于荀攸,而筹画所料,是其伦也。]
~陈寿评郭嘉

[Jia was well versed in strategic anticipation and knowledge in matters. Hence Taizu (Cao Cao) had said before: "Indeed only Fengxiao can understand my mind."

When Taizu returned from attacking the Jing Province, he encountered pestilence at Baqiu and was forced to burn the ships. Hence his lament: "If Guo Fengxiao is still alive, I would never become as now." And again said Taizu, "Alas for Fengxiao! Sorrow for Fengxiao! Grief for Fengxiao!" ] 
《Record of the Three Kingdoms: Account of Guo Jia

[Guo Jia... was a talent in military arts and indeed a master of unpredictable excellence. Though his character was far below Xun You, the latter would never be a match in terms of planning and prediction.]
~Chen Shou's appraisal of Guo Jia.

To be continued...
(Provided I can truly survive this remaining week due to my most obvious stunt)

I actually had the urge to post this song in conjunction to this post.
Only thing is that this multi-post was being delayed due to self-laziness.
Simply put, this song reminds me of a potential romance Guo Jia once had.

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颍川军神,弱冠匿名
知其能者,不过数十
奇谋料敌,少有远量
弃袁投曹,知哓公意

名为君臣,实为手足
毎逢重议,决策定局
军师祭酒,知透人心
天忌英才,唯独奉孝

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