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Re: Possible Change [message #46844 is a reply to message #46819] Mon, 17 October 2011 09:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bladedancer is currently offline  Bladedancer
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Laudator wrote on Sun, 16 October 2011 19:29
Google image searches: Liu Yifei, Ziyi Zhang. Liu Yifei does look a bit younger, I think.

She does look younger, even in pictures when they were the same age. Interesting how that works out.


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Re: Possible Change [message #46845 is a reply to message #46779] Mon, 17 October 2011 11:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think the change sounds like a good idea. Like you said Liu Yifei does look closer to Chou's age.
But would it be a retroactive change through all of the stories or just a future story change?


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Re: Possible Change [message #46846 is a reply to message #46779] Mon, 17 October 2011 13:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I don't see it as being a problem. As a life long reader the cover rarely matches what's inside. It is nice to get some kind of idea of the details, but I rely on the words, not the picture. Maybe words aren't my addiction of choice but it's close! I had to laugh about the dictionary remark earlier, but you have to add the thesaurus as being the two books always within reach.
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Re: Possible Change [message #46849 is a reply to message #46844] Mon, 17 October 2011 16:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Bladedancer wrote on Mon, 17 October 2011 14:56
Laudator wrote on Sun, 16 October 2011 19:29
Google image searches: Liu Yifei, Ziyi Zhang. Liu Yifei does look a bit younger, I think.

She does look younger, even in pictures when they were the same age. Interesting how that works out.
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Re: Possible Change [message #46854 is a reply to message #46779] Mon, 17 October 2011 16:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I guess I will just use images of either of them as I need. Ziyi Zhang for a more mature Chou and Liu Yifei for a younger Chou. Maybe that will work.

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Re: Possible Change [message #46879 is a reply to message #46854] Mon, 17 October 2011 22:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Bladedancer wrote on Mon, 17 October 2011 18:58
I guess I will just use images of either of them as I need. Ziyi Zhang for a more mature Chou and Liu Yifei for a younger Chou. Maybe that will work.


Yes, particularly when you take into account that some of the pics were intended to represent not Chou, but a previous Handmaid. You implied a few times that the Handmaids tend to look similar, except that of course they might be different ages depending on how old they were on getting Destiny's Wave and how long was their stint as Handmaid. So for an older Handmaid you might even have to look for an older Chinese actress (who looks badass holding a sword).


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Re: Possible Change [message #51105 is a reply to message #46804] Sun, 08 January 2012 10:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Fierce Promethium wrote on Sun, 16 October 2011 10:44
You know what would be cool? If the change in picture is accompanied by a change in Chow's appearance In Story.

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Hmmm. You do know that her name is "Chou" right? And that "Chow" is food, Right? Is this some kind of Freudian slip?

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Re: Possible Change [message #51106 is a reply to message #46789] Sun, 08 January 2012 10:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Bladedancer wrote on Sun, 16 October 2011 07:11
I'm not sure about how much inconsistency there is, as Liu Yifei does look similar to Ziyi Zhang, just more girl next door-ish. I just remember all sorts of grief I got from people saying that Ziyi Zhang was too old and such. Liu Yifei certainly looks younger, as she got involved in acting a lot younger and thus there are more photos of her in her mid to late teens. She is 24 right now and thus a lot younger looking. Plus I think she looks closer to some of the art that has been made for Chou.

So do you think my changing pictures at the starts of stories from Ziyi Zhang to Liu Yifei is going to be an issue?

Clearly, the first several answers indicate that no one really cares.


Having just looked at both actresses, I think you are on the right track. Liu does look younger which is more in line with the stories. But I do think if you are going to change the pictures you should do it on ALL the posts, not just the new ones. I know it's a lot more work but it would be consistent and that would be good. The idea that no one (mostly) will be able to tell them apart is just coo coo. But they do look a lot alike because they are both beautiful and people thinking "beauty" and looking for actresses will tend to go for people who have similar looks. So yeah, they all look alike... LOL

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Re: Possible Change [message #51136 is a reply to message #51106] Sun, 08 January 2012 15:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Liou Yifei looks like a cute but pretty generic chinese girl, Ziyi Zhang has the "imperscrutable oriental" down pat to the nth degree.
Re: Possible Change [message #51338 is a reply to message #46779] Tue, 10 January 2012 21:15 Go to previous message
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Liu looks WAY more demure than I can imagine Chou ever looking Razz
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