霹靂神州II之蒼玄泣 - 華顏無道Pili puppet drama - Hua Yan Wu Dao
Photographer: Brian Lim
Cosplay, costume and props all by myself
"The Path of Foul Killing", is the name of one of Hua Yan Wu Dao's attacks. The translation is my own as there is no official English. 惡露天斧 is the name of her weapon, "Axe of the Foul Heavens".
) is a Buddhist term meaning "the foul", it refers to bodily filth - all the secretions, fluids and gross NSFL things. It's a rather interesting and fitting name for a demonic character like Hua Yan Wu Dao.
There is a form of meditation in Buddhism which has you contemplating asubha
to remind yourself that everything in this world will die, rot, and look horribly disgusting in the process. This meditation is used to as an antidote to stop obsessions with sensual and lustful things; thinking of rotting corspes = ultimate boner killer.
So... while you are leering over Hua Yan Wu Dao's sexy outfit, she is going turn you into mincemeat. (What's behind her mysterious mask is not exactly a pleasant sight either.) Pili's writers always include interesting references in their work, and I really appreciate the depth of research and detail they put into everything!