Fourth regular release of the week!
Have read quite a few angry comments of the past two chapters about Shangguan Tianyue, and I have some comments of my own to the naysayers.
I personally don’t like his actions as well, but do remember that this setting, and most stories, are of Chinese culture in the past. We should not use the values of our own today to judge such things. In the past, there were those traditional ‘values’ that make totally no sense to us right now, but you can’t change the fact that they were there. Marriages were all arranged, it was rare or almost non existent for guys and girls to meet up and fall in love before marriage like is current now. Filial piety was one of the core values (and still is, to a certain extent), and listening to your parents was considered the right thing to do, no matter how stupid the ‘order’ sounded like.
Add to that the fact that Shangguan Tianyue is the second, or third most powerful person in the most powerful country in the world, and possibly the most powerful Great Saint Land as well. Hubris would definitely be one of his flaws don’t you think?
Tang Jia San Shao is a great author, and while he may occasionally use a ‘trope’, I have full confidence he will bring the story to greater heights.
I don’t remember the full story or the exact happening in detail anymore since I read it so long ago, but I can definitely guarantee that our dear little fatty will not accept things so easily, and well, adversity breeds character 😉 If everything in the story was smooth sailing, there would be no story!
Cheers, and hope you guys continue enjoying the story!