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Unread postby Li Ruiyue » Fri Jun 11, 2004 4:59 pm

Liu Bei, one of the few people I admire, you have achieved so much with so little. You did not have as great resources as Wu or Wei, but you continued gaining the trust of the people around you for your one unselfish goal, to restore the Han. You never once swayed from your Peach Garden Oath to Guan Yu and Zhang Fei, always looking out for one another even after your deaths.
You truly are a man of supreme honour, and your kindness to your generals is something I wish to follow.
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Unread postby James » Fri Jun 11, 2004 7:22 pm

One thing to admire in Liu Bei, in my eyes, has always been his dedication and perseverance. Started with little more than a name, which served him at times but certainly didn’t carry him, and eventually turned his legacy into the kingdom of Shu. Despite many failures and defeats, losing almost everything he had several times, he still came through in the end to actually rival Wei and Wu. That’s uncommon talent and dedication, to say the least.
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Unread postby Han Liang » Fri Jun 11, 2004 8:16 pm

Lady Wu wrote:Wow, what happened to the all Shuists on this board?? To have a Wu supporter organize the Liu Bei memorial... tsk tsk. :roll:

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But Liu Bei had so little going for him-- bad land, bad resources, bad origins-- yet at one point, his kingdom was the most powerful of all. So what if your son was lazy. So what if you lost in the end. So what if you represent the underdog. You made it happen, Liu Bei. You really did.
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Unread postby TaiShang » Sat Jun 12, 2004 3:04 am

Liu Bei - if not for you, chaos would have been more severe than it was. Sure, you were unable to completely eradicate it - that wouldn't happen until long after your passing. But it was your steps, and those that walked with you, that made it possible.
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Unread postby Anduril » Sat Jun 12, 2004 5:34 am

In a Land far away
your destiny befalls
you seek to serve your ancestors
and restore the Han
your quest was pure
your intentions vain
when your brother lost Jing
when your other brother lay slain
you forgot your mission
put your troubles aside
strove against the shrewd Sun Quan
where your fate still resides
but you were a man of honor
let none take that
you stepped forward, casting away both sandals, and mats
and succeeded where no other could
for this Liu Bei
all admiration is well understood.

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Unread postby Liu Pi » Sat Jun 12, 2004 12:04 pm

Sandle maker to Shu Han Emperor need i say any more. He fought for what he believed him and even the deaths of his beloved brothers did not distract him from his objective (ok maybe he did attack Wu but they had it coming) Emperor, warriror honourable bloke, what more could you ask for in a leader ?

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Unread postby Sima Hui » Sat Jun 12, 2004 3:29 pm

Bye Liu Bei! On your deathday I had a moment's silence. You are an inspiration to us all. If everyone was like you, this world would be a happier place. You were kind, charismatic, loyal and enduring. A real hero. *Sniffs*
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Unread postby Shadowlink » Wed May 02, 2007 12:50 am

Omg I see this thread! it's so old! I love you Liu Bei! you are the best! you never not be as evil as Sun Quan and great as Cao Cao but you did so much! oh god! from a sandal maker to a emperor! you are there to restore the Han, you are a dragon! You are a good military commander!
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Unread postby FuguNabe » Wed May 02, 2007 1:10 am

Hmmm... I admire his perseverence and generalship historically. It seems historically he achieved more victory and wasn't nearly as weak as the novel have seemed to imply. You win some you lose some but it seems even when Liu Bei lose he gains in reputation somehow. In the novel I admire his relatively virtuous ways up to the point where he lost the bigger picture to revenge instead of maintaining his enterprise which took so much to accomplish. Naive cry-baby perhaps in the novel but he's still accomplished much from little which is something worthy of admiration. It doesn't mean I like him though.
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Unread postby Lady Wu » Wed May 02, 2007 5:00 am

Shadowlink, you're a whole month and 10 days too early. I challenge you to keep up your Liu Bei enthusiasm until June 10!

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