History YMMV / BridgeOfBirds

27th Dec '14 6:16:07 PM creader
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* FridgeBrilliance: The book practically runs on it. Master Li's slowly growing understanding of the true nature of their quest (and who's pulling the strings) counts as an in-story example.
21st May '14 9:05:03 PM helterskelter
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* ToughActToFollow: Neither of the sequels really lives up to the standard set by ''Literature/BridgeOfBirds,'' although they are still very good.
* UnfortunateImplications: You can count the number of positive female characters in this book on one hand. Okay, one hand plus one extra finger. Take away the ones who are treated solely as love interests or sex objects. Now take away the ones who are brainwashed and/or dead. Do you have any fingers left?

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* ToughActToFollow: Neither of the sequels really lives up to the standard set by ''Literature/BridgeOfBirds,'' although they are still very good.
* UnfortunateImplications: You can count the number of positive female characters in this book on one hand. Okay, one hand plus one extra finger. Take away the ones who are treated solely as love interests or sex objects. Now take away the ones who are brainwashed and/or dead. Do you have any fingers left?
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15th Feb '14 12:57:56 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: The Duke of Ch'in. He's introduced as a tyrant who only cares about money, power, and obtaining immortality. To do so he [[spoiler: tricked three gullible handmaidens into giving the feathers of the Princess of Birds' crown to him (thus rendering her unable to meet her lover in Heaven) and then murdered them so that they couldn't ask for them back]]. The Duke then [[spoiler: ''drowned a city'' just to be able to hide his SoulJar there, and cursed the three aforementioned handmaidens to guard his SoulJar, essentially binding them to protect their murderer's heart for eternity]]. Ten Ox declares that the Duke "must have the coldest heart in the world!"

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* CompleteMonster: The Duke of Ch'in. He's Ch'in is introduced as a tyrant who only cares about money, power, and obtaining immortality. To do so he [[spoiler: tricked three gullible handmaidens into giving the feathers of the Princess of Birds' crown to him (thus rendering her unable to meet her lover in Heaven) and then murdered them so that they couldn't ask for them back]]. The Duke then [[spoiler: ''drowned a city'' just to be able to hide his SoulJar there, and cursed the three aforementioned handmaidens to guard his SoulJar, essentially binding them to protect their murderer's heart for eternity]]. Ten Ox declares that the Duke "must have the coldest heart in the world!"
10th Feb '14 10:25:25 PM SpectralTime
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* TearJerker: [[spoiler:Miser Shen's prayer to his dead daughter]] is incredibly poignant.

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* TearJerker: [[spoiler:Miser Shen's prayer to his dead daughter]] is incredibly poignant.
** The whole ending. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming But in a good way.]]
20th Dec '13 6:04:39 PM InsanityPrelude
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* ToughActToFollow: Neither of the sequels really lives up to the standard set by ''Literature/BridgeOfBirds,'' although they are still very good.
22nd May '13 3:21:56 PM TVRulezAgain
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* CompleteMonster: The Duke of Ch'in, who makes the Ancestress's act of murdering her husband and everyone else who stood in the way of her gaining imperial power pale to the faintest of ghosts in comparison.

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* CompleteMonster: The Duke of Ch'in, Ch'in. He's introduced as a tyrant who makes only cares about money, power, and obtaining immortality. To do so he [[spoiler: tricked three gullible handmaidens into giving the Ancestress's act feathers of murdering the Princess of Birds' crown to him (thus rendering her husband unable to meet her lover in Heaven) and everyone else who stood then murdered them so that they couldn't ask for them back]]. The Duke then [[spoiler: ''drowned a city'' just to be able to hide his SoulJar there, and cursed the three aforementioned handmaidens to guard his SoulJar, essentially binding them to protect their murderer's heart for eternity]]. Ten Ox declares that the Duke "must have the coldest heart in the way of her gaining imperial power pale to the faintest of ghosts in comparison.world!"
20th Mar '13 10:22:42 AM Austin
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* 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.
31st Jul '12 12:00:25 AM Doryna
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* NightmareFuel: A good-sized helping of it... things like No. Ten Ox's description of the results of eating inaccurately prepared porcupine meat have a way of sticking in the memory.

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* NightmareFuel: A good-sized helping of it... things like No. Ten Ox's description of the results of eating inaccurately prepared porcupine meat have a way of sticking in the memory. memory.
** [[InvisibleMonsters The Hand That No One Sees]]. The name's bad enough...
30th Jul '12 12:12:02 AM vifetoile
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* UnfortunateImplications: You can count the number of positive female characters in this book on one hand. Okay, one hand plus one extra finger. Take away the ones who are explicitly sexualized or treated solely as love interests. Now take away the ones who are brainwashed and/or dead. Do you have any fingers left?

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* UnfortunateImplications: You can count the number of positive female characters in this book on one hand. Okay, one hand plus one extra finger. Take away the ones who are explicitly sexualized or treated solely as love interests.interests or sex objects. Now take away the ones who are brainwashed and/or dead. Do you have any fingers left?
3rd May '12 5:05:54 AM morninglight
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* FridgeBrilliance: The book practically runs on it. Master Li's slowly growing understanding of the true nature of their quest (and who's pulling the strings) counts as an in-story example.
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