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October 9, 2011 4:26 PM   Subscribe

Fuck Yeah Chinese Myths is a more sober, Chinese-centric version of Myths RETOLD (previously).
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn (14 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Have only read a little so far, but the stuff on Li Bai is really interesting. Thumbs up!
posted by JHarris at 4:53 PM on October 9, 2011


With a name like that, and you say it's "sober"? Yikes!
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 4:54 PM on October 9, 2011


I wouldn't say that much more sober.

I am however, having fun imagining the mods as horse- and ox-headed demons ready to carry off malefactors.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:57 PM on October 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


With a name like that, and you say it's "sober"? Yikes!

'Fuck Yeah ______' is just a Tumblr naming convention. It pretty much means 'this is a blog about ______'.

I mean it lacks the inspired craziness of Myths RETOLD (the greatest thing ever posted to MeFi).
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 5:05 PM on October 9, 2011


I was hoping Fuck Yeah Chinese Myths was the title of a new Master Li and Number Ten Ox novel by Barry Hughart.
posted by straight at 5:38 PM on October 9, 2011 [5 favorites]


Also "Ancient Chinese Bromance" would be an awesome user/band name.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:53 PM on October 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


And how did I miss Myths RETOLD?! Geez, it's almost like I don't obsessively reload the front page 15 times a minute.
posted by JHarris at 6:21 PM on October 9, 2011


Fuck yeah [blank] = [blank] ate my balls 15 years later.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 6:49 PM on October 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Yes. Myth's RETOLD is pure distilled joy. A+, will cackle again.
posted by pseudonymph at 7:19 PM on October 9, 2011


Are there any really good English translations of Chinese myths/legends?

I'm Han Chinese, born in Hong Kong, moved to Canada (Vancouver) when I was 5 (but this was 1983 - this was pre-HK exodus, and I moved to N.Van during the exodus, then I moved to Iowa for college when the fallout of the exodus began populating N.Van). I've missed my "heritage" on and off over the years, and in retrospect, I've latched onto Irish myths/legends - but I would really like to find an accessible way to explore Chinese myths/legends.

Hope me, askmefi
posted by porpoise at 8:35 PM on October 9, 2011


porpoise, I find this local publisher to be pretty good, although they do most comic book versions of the Chinese myths and legends.

Tiny, tiny point of pedantry: Cao Guojiu's name means "Emperor's mother's brother", so you could say it means "Emperor's Uncle". However, the jiu in this case actually means "little uncle" (xiaojiu 小舅), which is a term used for one's wife's brother. So the term "Guojiu" is usually given to the brother-in-law of the Emperor (and because an Emperor can have upwards of 3 thousand wives and concubines, this honorific is usually reserved for the Empress's brother).
posted by Alnedra at 9:13 PM on October 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Also, just realised from this post that the chap doing this is in Singapore. Waterloo street is where one of our most famous temples to the Goddess of Mercy is.
posted by Alnedra at 9:30 PM on October 9, 2011


Myths RETOLD (the greatest thing ever posted to MeFi).
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posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 1:49 AM on October 10, 2011


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posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 2:07 AM on October 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


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