《忘羡》魔道祖師 – English Translation

The theme song, 忘羡 (Wangxian), for the second season of the audio drama 魔道祖師 (The Founder of Diabolism). I was not planning on translating this since I am sure many people work faster than me, and got to it first. But then my friend requested this from me. So I am translating this for my friend, and merely sharing it. I would say there are hardly any spoilers since the lyrics are not specific and more poetic.

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Important note about MDZS / TGCF posts

28 APRIL 2019 UPDATE: I have approached and sorted things out with two youtube users. The first one did not delete the videos, but chose to blur out the subs. Please inform me if this user ever repeats their actions.

I have worked things out with the second youtube user. Things are fine now. Please don’t bother them.

Sadly, this incident has shown that if a person really wants to take your hard work, they will do whatever it takes even if you password-lock all your posts and put a stern warning. There is no way for me to judge their intentions if they disguise it well. So fine, I will make everything public again.

However, I ask for your cooperation in telling me if you ever see anyone using my translations without my knowledge/credit. I will approach them to settle things.

To everyone who keeps asking why I don’t sub my translations on the videos: I don’t want to repost another fan’s hard work without their permission. I have tried asking original uploaders but to no avail. So I could only proceed this way. I have many footnotes which I think will enhance people’s understanding, but cannot fit in a video. Those are the top reasons. I allowed people to use my translations as long as they tell me first and credit/link back (including re-translating into another language).

So like I always state at the end of my posts: If you want to use my translations for anything, ask me first. Please don’t copy/paste/edit my translations elsewhere without my knowledge. If you take advantage of my hard work, don’t expect me to 给你面子.

Lastly, if you enjoy my blog content, you may consider buying me a ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/A7671WQX). If not, a simple “thank you” and/or comments are always appreciated. This applies to any translator – please take the initiative to show them your appreciation.

《夷陵》魔道祖師 – English Translation

You may be surprised to see this post. But for those who follow me on twitter, you’d observe that I’ve fallen deep into cnovel hell. I always say that my Mandarin is poorer than my Japanese, and I’m not joking about it. But I just wanted to spread the love and appreciation. So I decided to start from something small, from the amazing fan songs/videos for these cnovels.

This particular one is for 魔道祖師 (The Founder of Diabolism), a bl cnovel written by 墨香铜臭(Mo Xiang Tong Xiu). The original song is Ai Zai Tian Di Dong Yao Shi. The lyrics are about our dear YiLing Patriarch (魏无羡 Wei Wuxian). Mild spoilers.

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