☯ ISSTH Chapter 943 ☯

As I mentioned in the last post, my speed will slow down a bit this week, and probably over the next couple weeks.

In case you didn’t see it already, check out a video review of ISSTH after the jump or in my twitter feed.

Chapter 943. Translator: Deathblade. Translation Checker: anonpuffs. Chinese Grammar Consultant: Madam Deathblade. Proofreaders: Courtrecords, GNE, and Lingson. Memes: Shu. Meme Archives: JerryDaBaws. Master of Cuteness: Baby Deathblade.

This is the 1st chapter of the week.

11 thoughts on “☯ ISSTH Chapter 943 ☯” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. Hmm, while I don’t agree with everything he said, I appreciate the honesty in his review 🙂 though I might be reading it too fast, I actually don’t remember a single instance in the story where the spark-flint thing mentioned? Is it really used more than breaths?
    Anyways thanks for the chapter!

  2. I dont agree with this guy… If he calls this story bad, then he shouldnt even ready anythng from this genre…. Issth is arguably the best in its class..
    I will tell whats annoying… Him constantly looking right… That’s annoying…

  3. “ronishamay32 minutes ago
    on the ISSTH page the video is not working well i copied the url https://youtu.be/2YXVINLijXQ and now it looks fine…
    you should msg DEATHBLADE…
    i will post a comment about the video once i finish watching it”

    “ronishamay18 minutes ago
    Cultivators at the beginning want to live longer and forever and have the power to follow their Dao-heart which means doing whatever they want.
    There are many funny scenes, many very chauvinistic stuff but thats life in fictional Asian fantasy.
    there are many characters you barely remember that show up but the notes have links by the translator.
    the time an incense stick to burn is the Chinese version of a watch or a time keeping device depending on the incense stick. also that is an idiom and not a metaphor.
    the writing itself is not amazing but the story and concept are good… in this kind of story they dont spoon feed you descriptions like western books.
    you need to fill in the blanks with your personal imagination.
    it is a great epic story but not a great book by western standards but if you have an active imagination and can visualize concepts and meanings and not just read the words this is for you.
    i think it is a modern epic story and i think the target demographic gets it better than us who read translations because much is lost but even what remain’s is great.”

    The review was not great or accurate but good for him for taking the time and effort.
    If you have some literary background or translation background or even some Asian studies or just have learned about the history of china and it’s legends and folklore this novel can be considered a modern re-interpretation of the Iliad in a fictional Chinese setting with it’s own mythology .
    I would recommenced it to people who are open to literature or a completely different moral and cultural setting/background/writing style.
    think also how hard and how many differences are between the bible in different languages… you get a different version each time and also a simplified version because even scholars are not 100% sure of the meaning of some common terms.
    nut mostly the fact that he confused an idiom with a metaphor made it rather an amateur review and as such it was decent but did not make me excited to read the novel or really gave a good overview of the major plot points or themes as :morality , mortality, following your dreams, biding your time to deal with problems, treat friends and true allies as brothers, treat enemies as harshly as you can because they will do the same in your place, be polite or one day karma will get to you, everything is tied by invisible strands of fate/karma, use your mind as much as you can, take advantage of opportunity if the risk/reward is worth it and others… i particularly like that until the novel ends there is always a world beyond the world and i take it to mean the more you know the more you understand how much there is that you dont.

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