“Good Night, Little Gabi.”

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Yu Wo posted on her Facebook page on February 24th:

I hesitated for a moment about whether or not to share this on the fan page. I felt it was a personal matter though, so putting it on my personal page is good enough.

But thinking about how I shared a lot of pictures with everyone before, perhaps I should take a moment to explain to everyone.
My little Gabi is now happily living in heaven.

It really was extremely sudden. Even after racking my brains, I can’t think of anything that was odd.
That morning he was still bouncing around. That evening, when it was time to feed him, I found he was in his nest asleep but couldn’t be woken.
Then when I did the math later on, I realized Gabi actually almost ten years old.
The entire time I kept thinking he was only around seven or eight years old. Time truly does pass quickly…
Thank you for accompanying me for so many years. Good night, little Gabi.

~~~
You may have known about Gabi the sugar glider from his cameo in Illusions, Lies, Truth. Or maybe you read the afterword of Eclipse Hunter V5 and discovered that Gabi was inspiration for the character Ri Xiang Ye from both Eclipse Hunter and No Hero. Or perhaps this is your first time seeing Gabi’s name and adorable face.
It’s sad when characters die.

Illusions, Lies, Truth Side Story Book Writer Chapter 5: Extra—Ziya’s Left Eye

Illusions, Lies, Truth Side Story: Book Writer

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


Extra 2: Ziya’s Left Eye—translated by Trespasserby (C/E edited and typesetted by lucathia)

pg.95

Department Grass Lu Yang’s Private Show

Tea Brown, Slightly Wavy
Trimmed every two weeks by a specialist from EROOS hair salon

Dunnill Knitted Shirt
Custom-made Dunnill NT$4,950

100% Handmade Leather Belt
Custom-made American Apparel NT$1,990

Jade Green, Natural due to his mixed descent

Waterproof Camo Windbreaker
A Ferragamo original NT$19,900

Black Suede Boots
A new alnansa product NT$5,900

Ziya: You… Didn’t sell off Qing Wei Gong to create this showy appearance, did you?

pg.96

He covers for Lu Yang’s homework. Lu Yang covers him to make sure trouble doesn’t find him…
Wandering grass bulb? Clownfish? A symbiotic relationship…?

According to my character design, my left eye can see some
[Non-Human]
Existences…

Ziya: This time, from the viewpoint of my left eye, I’ll be analyzing the foreign language department’s wandering grass bulb.
Lu Yang: … Department grass. It’s department grass. Wandering grass bulbs are Oddishes from Pokemon, O.K.?

pg.97

Ziya’s Rollcall Book

Foreign Language Department Course Table

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

1

08:10 — 09:00

2

09:10 — 10:00

English Lecture

3

10:10 — 11:00

4

11:10 — 12:00

Shakespearean Comedy

C

12:10 — 13:00

D

13:10 — 14:00

English General Education

6

14:10 — 15:00

Introduction to Western Literature

Selected Readings of English Poems (1)

PE1: Fencing

7

15:10 — 16:00

8

16:10 — 17:00

Romantic Era English Literature

Thursday

Friday

1

08:10 — 09:00

2

09:10 — 10:00

Introduction to Western Literature

Contemporary English Drama

3

10:10 — 11:00

4

11:10 — 12:00

C

12:10 — 13:00

Folklore and Legends

D

13:10 — 14:00

6

14:10 — 15:00

7

15:10 — 16:00

Shakespearean Comedy

8

16:10 — 17:00

pg.98

Ziya: “Ziya covers?” When did the department start offering this class?

English General Education → Always help Ziya cover for rollcall
Introduction to Western Literature → Ziya covers small essays
Romantic Era English Literature → Ziya covers group discussions
English Lecture → Ziya covers vocabulary quizzes
Selected Readings of English Poems (1) → Ziya covers one poem
Shakespearean Comedy → Ziya covers small essays
PE1: Fencing → Practice with Ziya
Folklore and Legends → Ziya covers breakfast
Contemporary English Drama → Ziya covers…

Lu Yang: Ziya has a preference for traditional, home stylish cooking. In order to achieve literature OP this term, if you see a good restaurant, contact me on LINE…

pg.101

Secret! Every Aspect of the Address Book

Name: Jiang Ziya
Birthday:
Address:
Home:
Cell: 0918-142013

Name: Fu Jun
Birthday:
Address:
Home:
Cell: 0999-999159

Name: – Lin
Birthday:
Address:
Home:
Cell:

Ziya: Wasn’t this supposed to be the big reveal of your hit list? What are those + – marks?
Lu Yang: It’s a hit list… The +, – are records of the dates. -.-

pg.102

Goals/Maxims

Schedule

[Charm]
Heed
Natural order of Heavens and Earth
Disperse the foulness to the eight cardinals
Mighty gods of the eight cardinals
Seal demons and cut down evil

[Right side]
+Li
-Chen
-Wang
+Cai
+Zhen
+Liu
-Lin

No Hero Side Stories 3: Volume Four Draft

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No Hero Side Story: Volume Four Draft

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


Volume Four Draft—translated by Trespasserby (proofread by Arcedemius; C/E edited by lucathia)

[From Yu Wo’s 2010-09-16 Blog Post: http://blog.xuite.net/kim1984429/yuwo/121312848]

When I first started to write the beginning of Volume 4, I wrote until I got stuck, so I made a drastic cut of twelve thousand words and started all over…

Wouldn’t putting aside this discarded draft seem pointless? I might as well post it!

(I also asked everyone on Plurk first and played a game where they had to answer questions for this prize. XDDDD It was really fun!!!)

But this discarded draft really has no beginning or end. The plot was completely unable to converge, and it isn’t in accord with the later Volume 4 plotline. *Looks into the distance*

There are also some places that seem to be unfinished. *Is beaten*

In short, I still posted it in the hopes that it can satisfy everyone’s hunger a little. But please don’t consider it part of the official book because this is a discarded draft~~

Continued

Illusions, Lies, Truth Side Story Book Writer Chapter 4: Extra—The World Lu Yang Sees

Illusions, Lies, Truth Side Story: Book Writer

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


Extra 1: Lu Yang’s Cell Phone Records—translated by Trespasserby and lucathia (proofread by Faren; C/E edited and typesetted by lucathia)

pg. 55

Jiang Ziya’s Exclusive Records Made Public

Black, Short Hair
Easy to trim and style it himself!

Black
The left eye has a mutated blue patch.

Summer Short Sleeve Tee
(An off-price department store special sale sold it for NT$199.)

Mechanical Watch NT$12,800
(A present his brother-in-law gave him for his birthday. The only luxury good he has on him.)

Blue Washed Jeans
(x Le Fu Warehouse generic brand. NT$399.)

All-Purpose Shoulder Bag
(Purchased at the underground street by the MRT for NT$299. Contains an English dictionary, a private diary, a small bunny hair clip for Jiang Jiang, a bag of fruit gummies for Jiang Xue, and an emergency breakfast for Lu Yang.)

White Poma Sneakers
(From a Hua Yuan Night Market stall. NT$399.)

Lu Yang: ( ̄_ ̄)y: My friend, you really are so unsophisticated that it makes me see you in a new light.

Continued

ELLE Interviews Yu Wo

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ELLE interviewed Yu Wo a few months ago. This is a translation of the interview. As this was translated by an English proofreader, not a translator, there are likely some inaccuracies and what you read should be taken with a grain of salt. Thank you to [PR]Dahlys for elucidating Yu Wo’s background.

The Novelist Strikes Back! Yu Wo: Real Girls Have a Personality—They’re Not Fairies or Just a Pretty Face

Text: June Howell 2016/05/05

Photo: Miki Chang

(Go to http://www.elle.com.tw/lifestyle/news/nv4 to see the photos and the original article.)

Just what is a light novel author’s world like? Beneath the surface, is it a life that’s as dramatic as a light novel? Let ELLE bring you into an author’s secret daily life!

She started publishing her works at qidian.com before graduating from the foreign languages department, and soon became famous. Currently, she is one of the few Taiwanese novelists whose every book has sold over twenty thousand copies. Her works are mostly fantasy, such as Kill No More, The Legend of Sun Knight, No Hero, and her newest work, Dominion’s End.

The female leads Yu Wo has written are full of personality and are extremely capable of putting up a fight. Yu Wo said laughingly, “Male authors write girls as just pretty faces, each of them beautiful and kind-hearted fairies, but in general, girls aren’t like that. So I wrote my own.”

ELLE: How many hours a day do you spend writing?

Yu Wo: It’s not fixed. Sometimes there won’t be a single word. The record for the most consecutive hours was seventeen, and I wrote twenty-one thousand words. That was the first volume of Dominion’s End. I wrote about eighty thousand words in one week. At that time, I wrote until three in the morning and felt that I was a nutcase. In about one week, I’d finished that entire book, and then afterward started writing very slowly, haha.

ELLE: While you’re writing, what cravings do you have?

Yu Wo: I must have coffee. Sometimes, I’ll also sneak some potato chips. (Laughs.)

ELLE: If your works were turned into movies, who would be your ideal director?

Yu Wo: My dream would be to have Batman’s director, Christopher Nolan, a highly prestigious director. I believe he would be very suitable to adapt my works No Hero and Dominion’s End.

ELLE: If ELLE were a woman, what kind of woman would you imagine her to be?

Yu Wo: She’d be relatively lively, but also somewhat sweet. Her age would be about twenty to twenty-five years old.

ELLE: What was your greatest accomplishment in writing light novels?

Yu Wo: When my readers talk about the characters I’ve written in my light novels and they treat the characters as real people. It makes me feel like I’ve given birth to a child. It’s a feeling of great success.

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