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Saturday, September 04, 2004

Go Away, It's My Day Off 

End of week. Worn out. Leave me alone. Going MUDing.

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If you saw the movie Hero (if not, you should), you may have asked yourself at one point: "Are they playing Weiqi (the Chinese word for Go)?" The answer, apparently is: "Maybe, but probably not." I agree with Thomas:
IMO it's an abstraction of a game. Just like on old chinese Paintings a go board could have any size and the positions are more or less random. Take it as a symbol. Just look at the way certain martial arts techniques are re-interpreted in the movie :-) Same happens here with the board game.
Weiqi is almost always played on a board with an odd number of playing spots; the boards in the movie look to have 8. Weiqi stones are placed on the intersections of the board's lines; the ones in the movie are being placed inside the boxes.

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