Sunday, 12 June 2011

Monkey Challenge: Two Little Blessings

Some great lines from the narrator in this one:

"Once they asked the wise man 'Is he who gives you a wild tiger in a jade box being truly generous?' The great sage replied 'How should I know?'"

"Truly it is said that dragon's feathers are as rare as sympathy for an expectant father. Never has a father been expectant in quite this way."

"Defeated, the god of fertility turned over a new leaf. This is why, today, very few men have babies."

I wonder if this is based on an original legend, because it plays like a messed-up fanfiction: Pigsy and Sandy both get pregnant from drinking the sacred water of a fertility god. Then Monkey has to obtain the antidote, reuniting two star-crossed lovers forced to be the god's slaves in the meantime.


There's a greatly amusing scene where Pigsy imagines himself fighting bandits with his child - a pig - on his back, in the style of Lone Wolf and Cub.

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