[Picture: Background: 6 piece pie style color split with yellow and green alternating. Foreground: Brown tapir sticking out its tongue. Top text: “Romance of the Three Kingdoms?” Bottom text: “More like BROMANCE of the Three Kingdoms.”]
Marriage got nothin on sworn brotherhood.
Also, sigh and roll your eyes every time the author rearranges history to make Xuande look better. Zhang Fei wasn’t the one who whipped that inspector. :|
Damn you, Luo Guangzhong, and your pro-Shu bias :\
[Image: Rage comic.
1. Han Dynasty house in background, Derpina face raging, Yu the Great walking past. “le walking past” “Yu?! Husband, where have you been?!”
2. Derpina Y U No Face: “You haven’t been home in years! Y Yu No go inside your house?”
3. Yu: “BRB wife, saving China from floods.”
Okay Face Derpina: “Okay”
4. Fuck Yea Face Yu: “And that’s why I’m so GREAT”.]
I would add context, but I’m wearing carpal tunnel gloves. Sorry folks! ]:
Yu the Great was the legendary founder of the Xia Dynasty; he united the various tribes of China during a HUGE flooding of the Yellow River (lasting 20+ years) by ordering them to build canals that redirected all major rivers and tributaries straight to the ocean.
Yu had only been married only four days when he was given the task of fighting the flood. He said goodbye to his wife, saying that he did not know when he would return. During the 13 years of flooding, he passed by his own family’s doorstep three times, but each time he did not return inside his own home. The first time he passed, he heard that his wife was in labor. The second time he passed by, his son could already call out to his father. His family urged him to return home, but he said it was impossible as the flood was still going on. The third time Yu was passing by, his son was older than 10 years old. Each time, Yu refused to go in the door, saying that as the flood was rendering countless numbers of people homeless, he could not rest.