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The Path of Foul Killing by orbakat The Path of Foul Killing by orbakat
霹靂神州II之蒼玄泣 - 華顏無道
Pili puppet drama - Hua Yan Wu Dao

Photographer: Brian Lim
Assistants: ~kazeko, *Meganelover
Cosplay, costume and props all by myself


惡露殺道,

"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".


惡露 (asubha) 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!

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FromtheGalaxy Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great image!  Just don't drop the axe!  Ouch!
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Great work!
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:iconthevocaloid1:
Awsome Cosplayphopto :heart:
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:iconlittlephoenix492:
fantastic!!!!!!!!!!
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m0narch Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really incredible. Wonderful costume design.
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demosthenes1blackops Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's very interesting
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