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Kingdom / Chapter 586
« on: January 10, 2019, 07:42:42 pm »
I have to agree with Ou Sen, they should have gone for Chou Ga Ryuu first then maybe things would’ve turned out different, a lot different. Going by the depiction below it looks like Chou Ga Ryuu intentionally executed a maneuver that positioned Ouhon in harm’s way. While Gyou’un’s and Ba Nan Ji's army were parallel to eachother, Chou Ga Ryuu's formation was slightly offset. He deliberately moved into this position to make it seem like Ou Hon and his men had gained the advantage in a show of force. I feel like he right wing never had a chance, and with him still here things can only get worse. I don’t know if Chou Ga Ryuu is just as powerful as Ba Nan Ji and Gyou’un but something tells me that he likes displaying his strength through an array of wit. After all, it was him who snared Ou Hon. Overall an exciting chapter especially seeing Kan Jou never give up and reminding the Zhao that the right wing is so much more, it’s also the HSU.

(Ch.584 Pg.14)

Releases / Re: Sense 8th Year Anniversary Release
« on: January 10, 2019, 05:01:07 pm »
To my favorite odd couple, Sense-Scans and Turnip Farmers, Happy Anniversary!!!

Thank you so much everybody!!! :)

Kingdom / Chapter 585
« on: December 26, 2018, 01:41:17 pm »
This isn’t how I imagined it. What happened to the awakening? Anyway, at this point it doesn’t really matter one way or the other. What matters is how dangerous the situation has become for Ou Hon and his crew. And yet, now is not the time to think about what is going on. Ou Hon should face danger head on, with his men, and stop trying to rationalize how bad the situation has become (quit your worrying and fight Gyou’un). That he turned his back on Gyou’un is so disappointing. Shin would never do such a thing. In fact, he would welcome the opportunity to face-off with an enemy, any enemy, especially one stronger than himself. And I was just beginning to think that Ou Hon was nothing like his father.

(Ch.585 Pg.20)

Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 585
« on: December 26, 2018, 07:41:22 am »
Many thanks gents!

Kingdom / Chapter 584
« on: December 19, 2018, 09:45:35 pm »
To be honest, I don’t like this at all. I don’t like that old man Ban You might die but it could turn Ou Hon into something or someone we have never seen before. He may even pose a struggle for Gyou’un hopefully blowing Ri Boku’s plan sky-high. Anyway, I don't think any of us expected to see unique soldiers this late in the game, and certainly nothing as distinct and robust like the ten spears. But, I should’ve seen this coming because Ban Nan Ji compared Gyou’un and Chou Ga Ryuu to Ren Pa’s Four Heavenly Kings, and I recall that Rin Ko had a similar force of elite soldiers that Mou Ten personally went after amid the Sanyou campaign. So, does this mean that we should be concerned about Chou Ga Ryuu? Does he have an elite force as well, and does it possess a unique skill. It would be foolish to think otherwise.

It must be agonizing for Shin now that he can no longer sense Gyou’un’s intentions.

(Ch.584 Pg.04)

Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 584
« on: December 19, 2018, 05:02:56 am »
An great big thank you to all who make this possible every week and happy holidays! :)

Kingdom / Strategy vs. Instincts
« on: December 15, 2018, 02:11:21 pm »
Due to the fact that we have been spoiled about Ou Hon’s defeat I think it’s only fair to address it. There is a fundamental flaw, chink in the armor, Achilles heel, or whatever you want to call it about Ou Hon that I believe exists. And that is the unique ability that predominantly governs a leader’s movements on a battlefield, and what Kingdom classifies as a "type of general". I think it’s safe to say that Ou Hon is strategic in nature, but correct me if you think I’m wrong. So, if paired with Gyou’un whose forte is instincts yet equipped with both strategy and tactics, then Ou Hon is in big trouble. We know what he did to the HSU before Shin took control, he literally outwit them at every corner picking away at soldiers with ease. There’s one more thing, Gyou’un although older has an unusual supply of stamina. He demonstrated this some chapters ago against Shin whom we all know has an unusual supply as well. Anyway, has anyone noticed that his eyes resemble Rozo’s? Is he also tapping into “the view a general sees”? I’m not sure if this has anything to do with the way his eyes appear, and I don’t know if he is in the zone, but it’s an interesting observation that I can’t seem to overlook. I’m sure we can all agree to the fact that Gyou’un is no ordinary general. I believe he’s a formidable individual with extraordinary talents. Has Ou Sen accounted for Gyou’un’s instincts? No matter how perfect and in-depth a strategy is, the million dollar question continues to surface, can it overcome instincts?

Ch.581 Pg.17

Kingdom / Re: Chapter 583
« on: December 14, 2018, 08:11:01 pm »
Lately, I've been discussing Ri Boku's future with my friends and many of them believe that the author, Hara, wants to kill off his character. That this arc is the perfect opportunity. They also challenge what he expressed in the illustration above in chapter 140 because it is something he did several years ago. They believe, and I don't dispute this, that every individual tasked with creative writing is prone to changing his/her mind often, especially after some years. To be clear it was finished in 2009, almost 10 years ago. I understand how they feel but I haven't seen anything not one thing in this arc that proves without a doubt that his life may end by any one Qin on the battlefield. I just don't see it. When this is over and if it does end in failure for Zhao then he could find himself executed by the twisted king, but that's a different story. And when we compare the two, Ou Sen has been a somewhat disappointment due to his lack of involvement. I actually expected more from him, we know he's not the type to personally take to the battlefield but he can get his hands dirty by coaching the team. Anyway, I've included the page in its entirety so you can form your own opinion on the subject.

(Ch.140 Pg.19)
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Kingdom / Chapter 583
« on: December 12, 2018, 01:06:18 pm »
I don’t see how Ri Boku is in danger of losing his life. He and all the other interesting characters surrounding him are all intertwined. To me, Gyou’un’s foreboding dreams are misplaced and more to do with the distant future. The last paragraph from the excerpt hints at Ri Boku's continued role as an antagonist. 

(Ch.140 Pg.19)

We know what Shin and his troops are capable of, but I’m not so sure about Ou Hon. I have a feeling that he and many of his troops may soon begin to show signs of fatigue causing severe weakness in their formation. I could be wrong.

 If Ou Sen knew this, why didn’t he say something?

(Ch.583 Pg.16)         

Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 583
« on: December 12, 2018, 05:32:25 am »
Interesting chapter, thanks again my friends!

Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 582
« on: December 08, 2018, 12:08:28 pm »
I think Shin wanted to put it in her mouth.

Kingdom / Re: Chapter 582
« on: December 08, 2018, 12:04:20 pm »
This arc has been difficult to gauge and even more difficult to predict leading to more questions than answers. My main focus is of course Ou Sen, not that Ri Boku isn’t just as important, I just want to explore the steps he took and why it led him and the others to where they are today. I’m particularly curious about his exact location on the battlefield. And as I’ve said in the previous post, I believe Ou Sen knows he can’t execute Ri Boku, it’s impossible. It’s a lot easier to destroy him, to ruin the man’s esteemed character by alluding to his incapacity, making him seem incapable of further protecting Zhao and its people. His occupation is already at risk (See my old post Ch.514), especially when you factor in past attempts to conquer Qin that ended in absolute failure, not to mention that his life is also in jeopardy which according to Zhao’s king is hanging on by a thread. When you take all this into account you’re forced to reconsider Ou Sen’s current location. Why here? Where exactly is here? Is he next to the Yellow River? Which way does it flow? Is it part of his master plan? What about Qi? How close is he to this state? Is this why Ri Boku positioned his troops where he did to avoid further surprises?  And, is there any significance to Qi at all? To some of you all this may seem a little far-fetched and have no real basis or any significant indication for either of the two general’s current positions, but before you casually dismiss it, think about the type of person Ou Sen is and why he continued to plunge deeper into Zhao territory, who most agree is suicidal.

Ch.176 Pg.14

Edit: Typo (Changed Lead to Led)

Kingdom / Chapter 582
« on: December 06, 2018, 06:18:46 pm »
Is anybody on Ri Boku’s team really convinced they have nothing to worry about? He believes that under the current situation their fate can only be defined as triumphant. Or, is he just spouting nonsense and putting on the illusion that Zhao’s right wing still has the means to crush Shin and Ou Hon? Is this his way of preserving morale or is he procrastinating? Whatever it is, it sounds like he’s waiting for something or someone. He made it clear that the longer they wait this out the more advantageous things become for them, but it seems like gambling everything on food deprivation isn’t working out. He obviously expects Qin to crumble or fold. Ten believes that they are on the brink of collapse. In a way, that’s true. The body without sustenance can only do so much for so long. I’m no doctor, nor am I a health practitioner, but the articles I’ve read on malnutrition maintain that the body’s metabolism alters itself when faced with extreme conditions to conserve energy. Yet, every time they take to the battlefield that energy is exhausted and the natural mechanisms in place that help keep them animated face some form of counteraction, and hammers away at a considerable sum. Every time they take one step forward their condition takes two steps back, it’s only natural. Anyway, the way I see it there is only one advantage and it’s the fact the Qin is basically running on fumes. And yet, I can’t see how Gyou’un and the others will repel Shin and Ou Hon considering how capable they can become under tough conditions. My only disappointment with this chapter is that we didn’t get to see the aftermath of the blow Qin dealt to Zhao’s right wing.

I re-read chapter 513, and now believe that Ou Sen isn't after your traditional win against Zhao. Everybody knows that Qin has zero chance of conquering Zhao with Ri Boku there. My guess is he's after the destruction of the man protecting Zhao, Ri Boku himself.

(Ch.513 Pg.04)   Why did King Ou Ken ask about Ri Boku's whereabouts, especially now? Awfully suspicious, right?

Releases / Re: Kingdom Chapter 582
« on: December 05, 2018, 03:07:48 pm »
Thanks guys!

Anyone else notice the funny way Kyou Kai had her portion of rations handed to her? :)

Kingdom / Chapter 581
« on: November 23, 2018, 10:38:08 am »
I’ll try to describe how I interpret the “view” that’s harmless yet so contagious. It’s characterized as, ‘A Generals View’ (ch.171), and is currently depicted resembling a panoramic field of view. Shou Sa claims that it’s different for Shin, he’s on a higher plane altogether. I interpret this as the ability to discern distinct patterns on the battlefield. Patterns not visibly clear under less strenuous conditions. Everything within the peripheral vision appears transparent and sharper both vertically and horizontally. In other words, this ability increases one’s observable area exposing what previously wasn’t so apparent. Imagine, if you will, a heightening of the senses at will (that would be cool unfortunately impossible). Or is it? Ou Ki described it as, “seeing various things”. This, of course, is a vague generalization as it can signify many things. In fact, some may interpret it completely different from what I described. Either way, until we get a more detail description about it I believe I’ve narrowed it down to an altered state of perception. We think we know what triggers it but every individual is different so it could be a combination of things that first act as a catalyst. Wonder if Kyou Kai experiences the “view” the same way Shin does or does she tap into a completely different faculty altogether? We know that when she dives deep into the ‘Priestess Dance’ everything around her begins to slow down, which in and of itself is freaking awesome, if you ask me. What about Ka Ryo Ten and Mou Ki? Where will they fit in as we move ahead? Is it different for strategists? Is it different for those who take part in warfare but don’t physically do battle? Specific individuals who merely rely on logic. What does Ou Sen and uber intellectuals like him see? What about the amazing mastermind Ko Shou (ch.499)? We were first introduced to the two types of Generals by Ou Ki (ch.66), and from that moment onwards learned that the two types unless explicitly identified are not easy to detect and even more difficult to identify with multifaceted characters that possess a high degree of intellect and skill.

Ch.581 Pg.11

*Edit: Missed a word.

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