Becoming a Saint by Leisure Reading: Some questions about “Fengshen Yanyi”



Well, the writing of “Fengshen Yanyi” has officially started, and the curtain of the “Tianwai Chapter” has also officially opened.


Old rules, in order to prevent some disputes in the following content, Bawan makes a few explanations here.


First of all, about the setting of Honghuangliu.


Hong Huangliu, born out of “Fengshen Yanyi” and “Journey to the West” and other classic novels of gods and demons, is a re-creation of contemporary Internet literature writers. A type of setting, and subsequent authors continue to expand and complicate this setting system on this basis.


It is very good, but it is neither traditional nor authoritative, and the settings of different authors will also have discrepancies or even conflicts, so it is not suitable to apply the settings of other prehistoric books in this book. For the sake of fluency and appreciation of the story, Bawan will moderately adopt or create some original settings. Interested friends can have their own brainstorming discussions in the chapter reviews, but try not to rise to the invalid debate of “right and wrong” , so as to avoid the situation of “Guan Gong fighting Qin Qiong”.


Secondly, it is about the book “Feng Shen Yan Yi”.


First, the literariness of “Fengshen Yanyi” is far inferior to “Journey to the West”. level, not literary level.


Second, “Fengshen Yanyi” and “Journey to the West” are two books with separate systems, and the settings in “Journey to the West” cannot be used to impose “Fengshen”, especially the Western style of the two books. Religion and Buddhism should not be confused.


Third, I know that in many novels, Jiejiao’s righteousness is overshadowed by Yuntian, and expository teaching’s hypocritical benevolence and righteousness, including Western teachings who are good at calculating, but in the original novel, this is really not the case. At least when they were marching and fighting, the members of Jiejiao treated ordinary people as insignificant, poisoned them, flooded them and set them on fire, and any large-scale weapons would come directly;


In addition, it is about King Zhou. Now there are many articles about Di Xin on the Internet, including saying that he was kicked out of power because he reformed people and offended the slave owners, etc. All in all, he is a wise king.


How to discuss the history separately, the King Zhou in this book is the King Zhou, the King Zhou who obviously turned against the seventy-two princes, prayed for blessings by himself, and even molested the Nuwa Empress.


Finally, there is the issue of citing original works.


Someone attacked me, saying that in the later stage of writing, I cheated money by pasting and copying the original hydrology in large sections, and said that 3,000 words per chapter, 2,000 words of the original work…


Of course it’s a sunspot, I know.


Here, Bawan will explain again.


“Idle Books Become Saints” is a “literary copy” novel, the citation of the original text is determined by the structural framework of the story, and the original text that Ba Wan chooses to quote is the passage that Ba Wan thinks will help the story. Or extremely funny passages (such as the one where the spider spirit takes a bath).


I want to focus on the issue of fees.


The starting point charging rule is to settle the starting point currency every 200 words, so if I have a chapter with 3199 words, then the 199 words are free words.


80,000 will probably have a number in mind, and the content of the original work quoted will only write more free words to offset it. But each chapter only has a free quota of 200 words, so sometimes 80,000 will write a few more chapters to accumulate.


On rare occasions, the rhythm of the ending is too good, and it happens to be stuck on the word count in the early 200s, and 80,000 will add free words later.


In short, 80,000 is not a waste of money for quoting the original work. Hereby inform.


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The literary logic of “Fengshen Yanyi” is indeed worse than that of “Journey to the West”, so many things are not clearly explained, and Bawan will try to round it up (I’m exhausted).


Now that we’ve covered it, let’s talk about the biggest bug in the original book – the number of days.


For example, in the first chapter, there is a plot of “Nuwa Empress sent three demons to make soup”.


According to the content of the book, Empress Nuwa is going to take revenge, but King Zhou has twenty-eight years of luck, so Nuwa can’t do it.


Yes, it’s fate and luck, and it has nothing to do with the last generation of human emperors and other marketing claims.


According to the timeline in the book, it was the seventh year of King Zhou’s Shangxiang Nuwa Palace, and it was the 35th year of King Zhou’s self-immolation and the end of the Shang Dynasty, exactly 28 years!


That’s the problem!


Didn’t the empress Nuwa send the Three Demons to avenge her loneliness?


Bawan explained (circle) this way: King Zhou had twenty-eight years of luck, and Empress Nuwa’s original idea was indeed to speed up the time for the three demons, for example, to make the two demons in eighteen years. Eighteen years of good luck wasted.


Here, is a variable that changes the number of days.


However, the three demons, especially Daji, did not follow Empress Nuwa’s plan.


Nuwa told the three demons not to harm others, but Daji ended up murdering him, which indirectly accelerated the rise of the Western Zhou Dynasty, including the civil servants and generals of the Shang Dynasty. In this regard, King Zhou’s luck was indeed squandered.


But on the other hand, Daji also helped Zhou to abuse him, helping Shang Zhou to find foreign aid-Jiejiao, Meishan Seven Sages, etc., which actually prolong Shang Zhou’s luck.


These two variables collided together, and due to the end of the, they eventually canceled each other out, creating the illusion that Nuwa Empress was lonely.


So, Bawan felt that the Dao of Heaven was like a precision-operated instrument, but it had to be restarted every once in a while, and this restart event was the number of days.


If no one takes care of him, at that time, the Dao of Heaven may automatically restart. For example, no one paid attention to King Zhou, and after twenty-eight years, King Zhou himself suddenly died of wind. The book said that King Zhou’s twenty-eight fortunes and that the Western Zhou Dynasty should be prosperous, but it didn’t say that there was a seamless connection between King Zhou and the Western Zhou Dynasty!


However, in the process of this upcoming restart, it is actually a paradise for speculators. For another example, it’s like you know the closing position of a stock in advance, what would you do?


Of course it’s in accordance with the sky, and it’s for profit.


Therefore, I want to use this to resolve the killing of the Twelve Golden Immortals (the matter of killing and robbery will be discussed in detail later).


But variables appear again. You know the closing position of the stock, so you enter the market in advance, but if your capital is too large, which in turn affects the final closing position of the stock, what should you do?


It’s like teaching a group of gods to fight the mortal army of the Shang Dynasty, then there is no fun.


So, that invisible hand will have another fund coming in to interfere with your behavior.


This is Jiechen Mengxin who intercepted the teaching!


So, Ba Wan thought that the number of days seems to be fixed, but in order to keep the number of days unchanged, there are actually many games before the number of days is realized. The ultimate goal is to make everything that happens cancel each other out. Among them, the invisible hand is the way of heaven.


Therefore, in the setting of 80,000, emphasizing the number of days will strengthen the way of heaven.


Well, let me talk about the logic, I hope it will be easier for everyone to understand when reading the book.


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