Kate (kate_nepveu) wrote,

Journey to the West; Sarah Connor Chronicles

So I've started reading Journey to the West as translated by W.J.F. Jenner, thanks to the e-book files by Arachne Jericho, and I'm having a great deal of fun; but I'd definitely like some annotations and background information. And lo and behold, I see that Anthony C. Yu's translation has extensive annotations. But looking at the samples, I don't find that the prose flows as smoothly or is as, well, fun. I don't suppose anyone's read both and has suggestions? (Maybe a secondary reference source?)

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I was thinking about watching Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles the other day, and a rather belated realization struck me: I don't actually like time-travel stories. Rather, time-travel stuff—causation and multiple futures and crossing timelines and all that—I can't get my head around it and I don't really care.

So given that and the cancellation on what is apparently a cliffhanger season-ender, should I bother? I've watched about ten minutes of the first episode.

Edit: it's the combination of the time-travel and the lack of resolution that are particularly making me think I could skip this.

Tags: books, tv

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