Hi I’m a 20-something year old Chinese Paladin TV Series girl born in Sydney. I’m able to speak Cantonese, but my writing and speaking of Mandarin is pretty limited. I was sent to learn Mandarin during Saturdays as a child- and although I didn’t enjoy it very much, I’m glad I went and learnt the very little I do know today.
It was (amazingly) enough to understand the game “The Legend of Sword and Fairy” (XianJian QiXia Zhuan), as well as watch the TV Series (which had Mandarin audio and simplified Chinese subtitles.) However, finding English websites devoted to “PAL” was impossible, as it simply did not exist in the world wide web. After watching Chinese Paladin (end of 2005), I decided to fill in the little niche and create a fanlisting/fansite for my favourite couple. Li Xiaoyao and Zhao Ling’er were my absolute favourite in both the game and drama (played by Hu Ge and Liu Yifei). With lots of love and dedication, [Fairy and Swordsman] was born in 2006.
We are slowly expanding this site to cover general Chinese Paladin news (games and drama), news on Liu YiFei and Hu Ge and the forum works to join all dedicated fans of Chinese Paladin.
In 2010, after watching Chinese Paladin 3 TV Drama (prequel), I created a fansite for Xu Changqing & Zixuan (performed by Wallace Huo Jian Hua and Tiffany Tang Yan).
Feel free to follow me on twitter!
Why the name ‘Fairy and Swordsman?’
Ling’er is a Nuwa descendant, with the heart and beauty of a Fairy, and Xiaoyao is most known for his swordsmanship. The literal translation of “Xian Jian” is fairy sword, so I think this title is very much appropriate to this lovely couple.
I’m sure there are many fans out there, and I hope they’re able to find their way here to join the list, and spread the love =) This fanlisting accepts all sorts of the good relationship between the two characters, so if you love them as companions that’s absolutely fine; as long as you love them together, the way isn’t important.