21 thoughts on “Douluo Dalu – 008 – Spirit Tool, Twenty Four Moonlit Bridges

    • he’s statistically guaranteed to fail if it’s older than 423 though?
      a teacher as good as that shouldn’t be too wrong about what’s safe and not, i think.

      (don’t answer with spoilers)


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        “If you try in vain to absorb a thousand year spirit ring
        this can only have one result the body is unable to endure
        and is destroyed by the spirit ring’s power.”

        ————— My Take On The Info ————

        Since The Power Of The “Spirit Ring” Is Totaly Baised On
        The Beasts Age Compared To Your Spirit Power

        It Stands To Reason That Means The Damage Wouldnt Necesarrly Kill someone
        As Destruction Could Be Interpreted as HarmFul As In:

        *Brain Damage
        *Organ Failures
        *Collapsed Lounges
        *Etc, Etc

        Depending On The Attributes of The Beast in Question (Poison, Fire, Lighting Etc, Etc)


        “you can only rely on yourself. Consider, these people requiring others to help hunt and kill their spirit beast, how capable is their own actual strength.”

        ————— My Take On The Info ————

        This Part Is Also Wierdly Put, I Take This One As:

        If You Rely On Others You Wont Really Have A Solíd Take On How Strong The Beast Is Compared To Your Full Power Thus not Knowing If you Could Properly “Absord” The Spirit Ring

        “perhaps absorbing a suitable to them while the grade of the spirit ring is still within control limits will bring about a destructive strike”

        ————— My Take On The Info ————

        As long As Your “Actual Strength” (Spirit Power?) Is Equal To The Beast In Attributes And Spirit Power you Should be Getting The Best Results


  1. I have a slight complaint… could you start translating the measurements when you translate? such as changing the 1 Chi, 2 cun to something readers can translate a bit easier, like the metric system or the U.S system? I ended up using a measurement translation system to find that 1 chi and 2 cun is equivalent to 15.74 inches. it would help readers understand the story a bit better if we didn’t have to stop reading and look up measurements….


  2. Info Dump but an excellent chapter. It contained no little amount of information while nicely progressing. Thanks for the chapter.


  3. Ok, this story is very interesting and I’m kind of interested in what way it will continue, but the English is simply horrible. Some parts I don’t even know what you’re trying to say. I’m giving this up for now and maybe return later🙂

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  4. ———Tang San did not stand on ceremony, holding out his hand to receive it, what is called ‘senior’s gift must not be refused’ ——-

    To stand on ceremony is to act with some sense of tradition. Say for example, a tradition/rule/habit to always accept gifts from seniors. This repeated misunderstanding of the term is starting to bother me.

    If he was to not stand on ceremony, then rather then accept it, he would refuse, or he would insult the gift while taking it.


        • I don’t think there’s any difference between your definition of standing on ceremony and bagelson’s.

          If your definition of standing on ceremony is a tradition/rule, then in this case, the rule is to decline gifts from others. What bagelson translated (and posted as a reply to your post) is that instead of declining a gift from another person, which is the norm, he took the gift and gave himself a reason to do so by using another proverb.


        • That he didn’t hesitate to grab the gift would be to ‘not stand on ceremony’ as he didn’t turn it into a formal accepting of the gift, it was something closer to ‘kay thanks. Not standing on ceremony is removing formality. So, while it was used in the correct spot you were both mistaken in your interpretation.

          stand on ceremony
          phrase of ceremony

          insist on the observance of formalities.
          “we don’t stand on ceremony in this house”


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