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Zhuang Bei's poem (spoilers)

Remember Zhuang Bei, the 'Asian' zombie in the Mortuary? When you first spoke to him he recited a poem. This poem is actually written by Li Shangyin (813-858 AD), a Chinese poet. You can read about the poem being in the game and an interpretation of it here.

Also, here is a better translation of the poem, including the second half which was not included because it makes no sense due to cultural references:

It is hard to meet; it is hard to part;
The east wind is weak, the flowers die.
With the spring silkworm's death, the threads end;
When the candle turns to ash, the teardrops dry.
The morning mirror frowns on my newly cloudy hair;
Reading poems at night, feel the moon's cold stare.
The Magic Mountain is not so far from here;
A busy green bird will keep a careful eye.

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Dave Maldonado
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Registered: Mar 2001
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Yeah, my translation was a little soddy. Apologies; the game deserved better.

Still, it's not as bad as our "Slating" flub. Whoops! ^_^ I still can't explain/understand that how that managed to happen - much like the Nameless One's true name, it's a Big Fancy Mystery.

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Registered: Jan 2002
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Oh well. In the greatest work of video game writing of all time, you can be allowed one slip up.

And only one.

Looks like PST SUX0RS now.

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*sob*

Hey, are you sure that isn't one slip-up per writer? I think we'd be close to OK, then... ^_^

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