History Literature / BridgeOfBirds

17th Mar '17 11:40:38 AM FordPrefect
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Anyone, who makes himself invulnerable by removing his heart, acquires an overwhelming lust to obtain and handle "cold things": treasure in all forms.
* MotiveDecay: Surprisingly averted. The Master Li and Number Ten Ox go through many epic adventures [[spoiler: such as becoming the wealthiest men in China and meeting [[GodInHumanForm gods in human form]]]], all to save the children of the village.

to:

** Anyone, Anyone who makes himself invulnerable by removing his heart, heart also acquires an overwhelming lust to obtain and handle "cold things": treasure in all forms.
* MotiveDecay: Surprisingly averted. The Master Li and Number Ten Ox go through many epic adventures adventures, such as [[spoiler: such as becoming the wealthiest men in China and meeting [[GodInHumanForm gods in human form]]]], all to save the children of the village.



* MrViceGuy: There is a slight flaw in Li Kao's character (more than one flaw, actually, if you count "alcoholism" and "willingness to rob and murder people to achieve your goals" as two separate traits), but he's still unquestionably on the side of good and most of the more morally dubious actions he commits are done to people who [[PayEvilUntoEvil thoroughly deserved it]].

to:

* MrViceGuy: There is a slight flaw in Li Kao's character (more than one flaw, actually, if you count "alcoholism" and "willingness to rob and murder people to achieve your goals" as two separate traits), but he's still unquestionably on the side of good good, and most of the more morally dubious actions he commits are done to people who [[PayEvilUntoEvil thoroughly deserved it]].
17th Mar '17 11:23:12 AM FordPrefect
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Master Li [[TheReveal reveals]] in a WhamLine that [[spoiler:the Key Rabbit, who has been depicted up to this point as a meek, cowardly man forced to be the accessor of the Duke of Ch'in, is actually the Duke of Ch'in himself]].

to:

* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Master Li [[TheReveal reveals]] in a WhamLine that [[spoiler:the Key Rabbit, who has been depicted up to this point as a meek, cowardly man forced to be the accessor assessor of the Duke of Ch'in, is actually the Duke of Ch'in himself]].
11th Nov '16 9:58:00 PM Discar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AManIsNotAVirgin: One of the first things Master Li does once he and Number Ten Ox set out is, for lack of a better term, get him ''laid''. [[spoiler: This is largely to counteract his IncorruptiblePurePureness, though it doesn't really take.]]
24th Jul '16 11:25:13 PM OddHack
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* CirclesOfHell: The trip through Hell is essentially a Chinese version of Dante's ''[[Literature/TheDivineComedy Inferno]].''
30th Apr '16 11:43:48 AM Aspr3
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ReallyGetsAround: Moon Boy. [[spoiler: Although as he is the former goddess of prostitutes, this comes to make more sense.

to:

* ReallyGetsAround: Moon Boy. [[spoiler: Although as he is the former goddess of prostitutes, this comes to make more sense.]]
30th Apr '16 11:28:01 AM Aspr3
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** That said, most of the other named positions do appear in Chinese sex manuals, with named defensibly translated as Hugart does, and are used appropriately in the story.

to:

** That said, most of the other named positions do appear in Chinese sex manuals, with named names defensibly translated as Hugart does, and are used appropriately in the story.
21st Apr '16 1:49:34 AM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AssholeVictim: One of Li Kao's plans involves murder, and he hopes to find someone who deserves to be offed. He does.

to:

* AssholeVictim: One of Li Kao's plans involves murder, requires a funeral, and since they're in too much of a hurry to wait for one, he hopes to find someone who deserves to be offed. He does.
21st Apr '16 1:46:41 AM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


!!Contains examples of:

to:

!!Contains !!''Bridge of Birds'' contains examples of:



''The Story of the Stone'' contains examples of:

to:

''The !!''The Story of the Stone'' contains examples of:



''Eight Skilled Gentlemen'' contains examples of:

to:

''Eight !!''Eight Skilled Gentlemen'' contains examples of:of:
10th Jan '16 11:52:20 AM SilverDragon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EvilMatriarch: The Ancestress, who corrupted the Sui dynasty to ruin, slaughtered millions of peasants for the vanity of having people die on her extravagant projects, and [[KarmaHoudini ultimately, using her weak-willed step-son as a scapegoat, got away scot-free to live a life of decadent luxury and bitter plotting to restore her reign]]. [[spoiler: Fortunately, once her tenure as an ArcVillain is over, Henpecked Ho settles with her and her evil clan off-page.]]

to:

* EvilMatriarch: The Ancestress, who corrupted the Sui dynasty to ruin, slaughtered millions of peasants for the vanity of having people die on her extravagant projects, and [[KarmaHoudini ultimately, using her weak-willed step-son as a scapegoat, got away scot-free to live a life of decadent luxury and bitter plotting to restore her reign]]. [[spoiler: Fortunately, once her tenure as an ArcVillain is over, Henpecked Ho settles with her and in quite a gruesome fashion, after dealing with her evil clan off-page.]]
15th Dec '15 5:53:37 PM Discar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles: Subverted. Master Li thinks that this is what the Duke has done with the MacGuffinGirl... when the truth is far simpler and more brilliant.

to:

* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles: Subverted. Master Li thinks that this is what the Duke has done with the MacGuffinGirl...girl... when the truth is far simpler and more brilliant.
This list shows the last 10 events of 37. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Literature.BridgeOfBirds