Nope, that’s not true! Some of the fan channels are indeed fan channels, submitted by Vikians and approved by Viki.
Just to remind:
Fan channels - the old ones, without license, where the channel managers uploaded the links for the episodes
Viki deleted all of them in 2016
Fan channels - submitted by Vikians and approved by Viki, waiting for the license
Viki deleted MOST BUT NOT ALL of them in 2017
for example, While you were sleeping was one of them, NIF 2 is one of them and there are a few more
Fan channels - created by Viki, waiting for the license
Concerning the calculations, I’m sorry, but I have no time for something like that.
I can say by Episode 8 that …(deep breath) the fireworks have already begun.
ow shit, you’re definitely killing me here.
The problem is that this show is allllll about Chinese mythology i lov and DF sometimes shortens and changes many honorifics.
And I imagine that the cinematic part was to kill of so beautiful, after all, was spent $ 45.2 million in this drama.
Anyway, I hope they do justice to this amazing drama.
“Drunks live. Sobers die. Drunks live because they are slaves. Sobers die because they fight. If you are happy to be a slaves you can drink as much as you want. If you want to die as a soldier, follow me.”
"You take one thing from me. I will take hundreds from you."
Yes, DF will do misery to the subtitles. The Teams I have had on major historical/costume here would have done right by this one, but …you’re not there for the subtitles. You…are there for the glory of it.
Nice nickname, by the way… always thought Sakura was underrated. Overlooked.
We requested these dramas, recruited Teams, put together cover pages, promoted them…in some cases,more than once now. We put in untold number of license requests, we’ve been asking for Tribes for almost 2 years now.
We were not heard, not for Tribes, nor for 10 miles, nor AA, nor the rest. So all we can do is watch and enjoy them elsewhere, that’s what we have left.
The fact remains this is an amazing year for Chinese drama, and we’ll just have to fill our plates where the food is. The fan channels were and are the smell of the banquet without the feast. We were tempted, and did our best to bring the food to the table…but it remains tantalizingly out of reach here.
Thankfully, the eyes that wish to view these dramas also have means to move to those places where the dramas are, and spend quality time with them.
Off to view Tribes, ep 12. Have an excellent day. Oh - and that K drama fan who seems to want to talk down Chinese Dramas? Don’t you have a Korean drama somewhere to watch…rather than argue with us?
Simi girl, as always, my best.
GeNie of the Lamp sees Episode 12 in her immediate future…POOF!
deadliftdiva_548, i’m glad you tried to bring this Chinese drama to the viki. (
And I know it was not in vain, because there are many historical dramas here, certainly thanks to the persistence of your team. Thanks for this!
I’m sure that from now on viki will have more searches in this genre yet, and that makes me happy.
We are in the Age of Chinese dramas…cheers for that!
Gone with the Shirt, Serenite78 and Kalmendarez had the fan channel for a very long time and did a lot of work promoting it, I was merely one of many who would volunteer to put the drama out if we got it.
Credit where due please.
I’ve been CM on a few projects here, nowhere near as many as they have. We have a great many fine CM’s, moderators, and Teams of willing hearts and hands here on the Chinese Drama side, and I am honored to work together with them.
It’s truly special to finish the work on a drama, get the Other Languages too finished, and be able to say, “hey, we brought another cool Chinese drama to the world”.
Makes some of the frustration on the licensing and other hassles - vikibots, and other hazards… - fade….some of the frustration.
And now, I’ll make a fun evening mostly away from here complete, check my projects…(I was out watching the magnificent Chris Hemsworth as Thor…. ) and then back to Tribes.
GeNie of the Lamp needs new wallpaper with Thor’s mighty…build.
I know… believe.
I remember when I joined here (in 2010), it was something new and messy.
Everyone wanted to translate and nobody knew each other. No one wanted to team up or think about the quality of the sub… And look how viki has progressed (although there have been setbacks). Today I see how the translators put passion into what they do, and that’s very good.
I believe… I am living proof of this. I’ve never been a fan of a Chinese drama formerly (partly because it was difficult to find subtitles before), and today I feed on them… srl. It you girls who feed this very-very-goodaddiction.
I’ve never been so anxious expecting drama as I am with Tribes. This drama is going to be epic in every way.
Viki, get the license … never asked of you.
I love Tribes and Empires so much that I don’t know how to put it into words… I’m currently on episode 16 and it’s so worth it!!! If only Viki can get the license to it T-T I would sub/edit that drama until my eyes and hands fall off.
Yeah, well, I’ve lit more virtual joss sticks around here for oh, AA, and 10 mile, and what, Tribes, and…keep listing them. And I didn’t even KNOW I wanted Nothing Gold until I saw an ep. (I was offered a spot on that Team before the Great Deletion II and had no idea it was THAT good…!)
We are in an epic year for Chinese Drama. What, In the Name of the People. I could keep listing, but it’s better to go watch them.
I’m going to be watching Tribes twice - sort of like I would have as an editor, but I’ll have to stop cringing when I watch those DF "subs go past. Husband can’t handle the Chinese without subs. Even he, who is not a fan of Asian drama, MUST see Tribes. (He covertly watched NIF, and Empress Ki, and WBDS… evil grin)
If the trailer gives me goosebumps, that’s my signal to go all in, throw my hands, hang sleep, and let’s do this! Maybe GE will come in with a license, and surprise more than those of us signed up…the trailers gave me goosebumps. (shrug)
Time will tell, and meanwhile, I’m on ep 19 of Tribes…19 of Hunting… back to my eyes on THAT screen.
I’m still in episode 10, but I can say that it is completely addictive. Muyun Sheng, Muru Hanjiang and Feng Heye are characters that stand out, I was sad with the separation of them.
And what the hell is that Empress? I wanted to squeeze her (and her niece) into the whole drama.
I’m trying to watch slowly because of the subtitler, but it’s almost impossible. I need to make a other distraction. xDDD.
I could not agree with you more. Not everyone is interested in watching the silly rom - com genre. While there is certainly a niche for those, there is plenty of room for those of us who are attempting to find more serious content that appeals to an older audience. I’m still relatively new to Viki and am thinking of moving on if things do not change in the coming year.
I was a bit baffled why this particular Chinese drama from 2013 wasn’t given a stream, how many of you are fan of the Ip Man film? The 2013 TV drama was given a blu-ray release in the US and in Europe. Yet I’m baffled why Cinedigm or their Chinese distributor didn’t thought about putting the 2013 TV dramas on this site where it could get more audiences then releasing it on blu-ray.