Chapter 462: A week has seven days!
Chapter 462: A week has seven days! Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
A dao name based on one’s special skills?
Now, the problem was… what were Song Shuhang’s special skills or strong points?
If someone asked him this question a year ago, Song Shuhang would have replied that his strong point was reading books, and as for his hobby… it was still reading books.
But if the other party replied that squatting in the corner of a bookstore and reading books wasn’t really a special skill, Song Shuhang would have replied that his specialty were ball games.
Before getting admitted to Jiangnan’s university, Song Shuhang was pretty good with sports, and ball games could be more or less considered his specialty.
Of course, he couldn’t use such a ‘special skill’ as his dao name… Daoist Priest Basketball, Immortal Master Basketball, and so on would make the opposite party laugh aloud.
Therefore, these ‘special skills’ had to be cultivation-related.
In that case, what were his special skills when it came to cultivation?
Song Shuhang started to recall the things he had experienced in these two months as a cultivator. Even if it was a period of only two months, he experienced a lot of incredible things. The things he experienced in mere two months were enough to produce a TV series of at least thirty episodes!
Song Shuhang held his chin and pondered. He once used an induction cooker to refine some body tempering liquid… but was that even a ‘special skill’?
As for the cultivation aspect… it seemed that the speed he was advancing at was very fast?
However, it happened only because he was together with the seniors of the Nine Provinces Number One Group and had many fortuitous encounters along the way that made his strength rise sharply. Therefore, advancing in realm wasn’t really his personal ‘special skill’. His luck was just better than others… such being the case, should he call himself Daoist Priest Good Luck?
But that was improper as well… after all, how could he compare to Senior White when it came to luck? Using this dao name would be like showing off his meager skills in front of an expert.
If none of these could be treated as ‘special skills’, he had only his cultivation techniques left.
After thinking this much, Song Shuhang muttered, “If we take into consideration my cultivation techniques… I know a fist technique, a saber technique, a movement technique, and the cultivation technique of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect.”
After hearing Song Shuhang’s words, Venerable White’s eyes suddenly lit up. “You want to use your cultivation techniques for the ‘special skills’ category dao name? Right now, you have mastered only the ‘Flaming Saber Technique’ and the ‘Basic Buddhist Fist Technique’. Therefore the dao name that suits you the most is precisely Thrice Song Tyrannical Saber, or perhaps Thrice Song Buddhist Fist? This one isn’t bad either.”
“…Why does this ‘Thrice Song’ have to be included each time?” Song Shuhang felt helpless about the number ‘three’.
For example, Song Eldest or Song One were much better. After all, he was an only child and didn’t have an elder brother or a younger sister.
“It’s a good question, little friend Song Shuhang!” Right at this time, a baboon suddenly appeared behind Song Shuhang, issuing a pleased laughter.
It was Thrice Reckless Mad Saber.
“You asked why the number ‘three’ has to be included each time? Because there is a big secret behind it!” Thrice Reckless Mad Saber said complacently.
Song Shuhang asked out of curiosity, “A big secret?”
But right after asking the question, he somewhat regretted it. He had a bad premonition… that the answer Senior Thrice Reckless was going to give him wasn’t something he would like.
“This can be considered my biggest secret!” Thrice Reckless Mad Saber snapped his fingers and said, “Since I seek death from time to time without even noticing it… the number ‘three’ is a reminder to myself!”
So, Senior Thrice Reckless is actually aware that he frequently seeks death? Song Shuhang had always thought that Thrice Reckless Mad Saber wasn’t even one bit aware of it! But such being the case… wasn’t he knowingly seeking death? It was like knowingly violating the law, he was doubly guilty!
“It’s a reminder that you can’t make the same mistake more than three times!” Thrice Reckless Mad Saber said earnestly. “As long as you don’t continuously seek death on the same topic of conversation for more than three times, it doesn’t count as seeking death!”
F*ck, there is actually such a theory?
Song Shuhang felt as though he had just learned something quite insightful.
But right at this time, a grave and lofty voice interrupted them. “Hehehe. Fellow Daoist Thrice Reckless, you repeatedly posed as me while in the form of a baboon and ruined my reputation… but since you thought you had yet to surpass the three times, you felt particularly daring, didn’t you?”
The voice belonged to Su Clan’s Seven. Just from listening to his voice, one could tell that he was furious.
Thrice Reckless Mad Saber got a scare.
He quickly turned his head around just to see Scholar Drunken XXX’s smiling face.
Scholar Drunken XXX had a mobile phone in his hand with the speakerphone on. Su Clan’s Seven angry roar was transmitted from the other end. “I’ll kill you, Thrice Reckless! Wait until I finish my current business, and I’ll have a face-to-face meeting with you and the disciples of the Limitless Demon Sect!”
After the roar, the sound of Su Clan’s Seven hanging up was transmitted from the other end.
Scholar Drunken XXX faintly smiled and said, “Hehe, I was just talking to Fellow Seven on the phone about a transaction, and he just happened to hear your words. Hehehe…”
After smiling, Scholar Drunken XXX lightly jumped and left~
Thrice Reckless Mad Saber was speechless…”This is bad! I unknowingly offended Fellow Daoist Seven more than three times… I’m done for!”
Senior, from the looks of it, the number ‘three’ in your dao name isn’t that much of a help! Song Shuhang ridiculed in his heart.
It seemed that a dao name based on ‘special skills’ wasn’t suited to Song Shuhang, either!
“Cough!” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator had keen senses. He also felt that a dao name based on special skills wasn’t too suitable for little friend Song Shuhang.
Thereupon, he started introducing the other categories of dao names. “Except for place- and special skills- related dao names, there are fellow daoists that decided to use their ancient or divine beast’s bloodline as their dao names. The dao names ‘True Monarch White Crane’ and ‘Cave Lord Snow Wolf’ both belong to this category. However, I feel that the dao names of this category aren’t that suited to little friend Song Shuhang.”
Song Shuhang nodded. He was a mere human… or at least he should be? Therefore, dao names related to ‘bloodlines’ were not suited to him.
“Aside from these, there are ‘stream of consciousness’ dao names as well!” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator said with a smile.
“Stream of consciousness?” Song Shuhang repeated the name aloud. Perhaps these ‘stream of consciousness’ dao names might be suited to him!
“This category of dao names puts importance on things such as ‘frame of mind’, ‘objectives’, ‘ambitions’, and so on. In short, those type of things you can’t describe with mere words,” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator said.
Song Shuhang said, “Are there seniors in the group with this type of dao name?”
“Of course. For example, Great Master Profound Principle’s dao name belongs to this category… actually, no. In his case, it should be ‘dharma name’. After all, he is a buddhist cultivator. Anyway, his dharma name belongs to this category, and the way of buddhism is also somewhat related to the concept of ‘contemplation’,” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator kept explaining. “Moreover, even Fellow Daoist Dharma King Creation, who is another buddhist disciple, has a dharma name of this category. Previously, the dao names of daoist schools were also close to this concept. For example, dao names such as Pure, Pure Yang, Pure Yin, Inaction, and so on were quite popular hundreds of years ago. All of them belonged to the ‘stream of consciousness’ category of dao names. However, people with this type of dao name have sharply decreased in the last years.”
That was it!
Song Shuhang waved his hand… this was the feeling!
“I’ve decided. I want a dao name of this type,” Song Shuhang said.
“It seems that little friend Shuhang likes this type of dao name. Alright, it’s normal for youngsters to like dao names that carry a hint of ‘mystery’ within them. Little friend Shuhang, do you already have something in mind?” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator said with a smile.
Song Shuhang pondered for a moment and said, “How about something auspicious like Scholar Peace?”
“…” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator.
“…” Venerable White.
“…” Thrice Reckless Mad Saber.
“…” Young Master Phoenix Slayer.
“…” Fairy Dongfang.
“Scholar Peace isn’t good?” Song Shuhang asked cautiously.
Fairy Dongfang faintly smiled and said, “If you can’t come up with anything better than Scholar Peace, you might as well keep using ‘Stressed by a Mountain of Books. At least it gives off a scholarly vibe when someone hears it.”
“Alright…” Song Shuhang felt that he had no innate talent when it came to choosing a dao name. “In that case, can I ask you seniors to help me look for a suitable dao name?”
There were so many seniors on the scene, and it was impossible that all of them would come up with stuff of the level of ‘Daoist Priest Sweet Potato’, right? If they could come up with two or three decent dao names, he could choose from them. With that, he could finally solve this problem about his dao name!
After thinking this much, Song Shuhang immediately gave a ‘like’ to himself for being so quick-witted.
“It’s a good idea. I’ll note the names down for little friend Shuhang,” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator enthusiastically took out a notebook.
At the same time, he went into the Nine Provinces Number One Group and sent a message.
Calling to arms all fellow daoists. If you are online and have nothing to do, you can bring into full play your imagination and think of a suitable dao name for little friend Song Shuhang.
“Thrice Song Tyrannical Saber can’t miss, right? Oh wait, it should be Tyrannical Saber Song One now,” Venerable White said.
Song Shuhang had a strong urge to object.
But Northern River’s Loose Cultivator had already taken his pen, starting to write. He added the dao name Tyrannical Saber Song One to the notebook and wrote Venerable White’s name next to it.
“Actually, I feel that the dao name ‘Thrice Song Buddhist Fist’ that Venerable White came up with earlier wasn’t half bad; it felt very manly. The ‘Thrice Song’ in the front can be changed too, how about Young Master Buddhist Fist?” Thrice Reckless Mad Saber suggested.
“It’s not bad. Although only two words were changed, it got much better.” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator quickly wrote the dao name ‘Young Master Buddhist Fist’ on the notebook and added Thrice Reckless Mad Saber’s name next to it.
“I’ll also suggest something then. I feel that ‘Daoist Priest China, Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou City, Baijing Street’ was rather amusing. However, we can change a few parts. Wenzhou City, Baijing Street’s Traveler… hmm, we can remove the first part and turn it into Baijing Street’s Traveling Sabersman or Baijing Street’s Loose Cultivator. They are both pretty good,” Fairy Dongfang said.
Song Shuhang’s eyes immediately lit up. Finally a dao name that sounded normal. “Baijing Street’s Loose Cultivator! I like this one!”
“Baijing Street’s Traveling Sabersman, I suppose? ‘Loose Cultivator’ isn’t nearly as much awe-inspiring. My dao name is Northern River’s Loose Cultivator, and I can assure you that it doesn’t sound that overbearing when I introduce myself to other fellow daoists, believe me!” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator said.
After saying this much, he wrote on the notebook the dao name ‘Baijing Street’s Traveling Sabersman’ and added Fairy Dongfang’s name next to it.
“…” Song Shuhang.
At this time, Venerable White suggested, “I feel that one-word dao names are also pretty good. If we disassemble the Song (宋) character in little friend Song Shuhang’s name and take into consideration only the wood (木) part, we can obtain Daoist Priest Wood, which isn’t bad, either.”
“Alright, I’ll note it down.” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator wrote down on the notebook the dao name ‘Daoist Priest Wood’.
Since Northern River’s Loose Cultivator sent a message in the Nine Provinces Number One Group earlier, many fellow daoists rushed over to join in the fun.
“If we have to choose a dao name, shouldn’t we choose it according to the cultivator’s appearance and the vibe they are giving off? After taking a look at little friend Song Shuhang’s current appearance, and taking into consideration his ❮Virtuous Man’s Ten Thousand Mile Walk❯, I recommend the dao name ‘Godly Saber Virtuous Buddhist’! Oh, wait a moment, it sounds strange if read aloud. How about changing it into ‘Virtuous Buddhist Sabersman’?” Dharma King Creation popped out of nowhere and said.
“Virtuous Buddhist Sabersman? Not bad, I’ll note it down.” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator quickly wrote the dao name down.
“Brother Creation, you made a mistake! Little friend Song Shuhang said that he wanted a dao name of the ‘stream of consciousness’ category. Therefore, if we take into consideration his appearance and the fact that he’s using the saber and has good character, doesn’t it remind one of the saying ‘drop the butcher knife and become a Buddha instantly’? Such being the case, how about Great Master Butcher Knife?” True Monarch Ancient Lake Temple said from afar while coming over.
“Great Master Butcher Knife? Although it’s a bit strange, I’ll note it down.” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator nodded.
“…” Song Shuhang.
How come the saying ‘drop the butcher knife and become a Buddha instantly’ turned into Great Master Butcher Knife after being shortened? The meaning changed completely!
Song Shuhang had started to wonder whether his brilliant idea had really been that brilliant…
“Actually, I’ve already long thought of a dao name for Senior Song. I came up with a very good dao name quite some time ago!” Soft Feather quickly came over and said, “Spirit Butterfly Island’s Scholar Mountain of Books, how does it sound?”
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator was dumbfounded. “Eh? Why did you add the title ‘Spirit Butterfly Island’? Is little friend Song Shuhang planning to join the Spirit Butterfly Island?”
“Ah… no! At the time, when I thought of this dao name, I was thinking of dragging Senior Song to the Spirit Butterfly Island. Anyway, I’ll have to settle for Scholar Mountain of Books it seems!” Soft Feather said with a regretful look on her face.
Song Shuhang’s eyes teared up. This dao name was the most normal up until now!
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator swiped on his phone and said, “The other fellow daoists from the Nine Provinces Number One Group also brought up a few dao names. I’ll choose the most normal-looking ones and write them down.”
The most normal-looking ones… in other words, the majority of the dao names the seniors came up with aren’t normal at all!
“Daoist Priest Stress, Scholarly Fist Monk, Path-seeking Scholar, and Virtuous Cultivator. These four are the most normal,” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator continued. “As for those fruit-related dao names and those that didn’t conform to little friend Song Shuhang characteristics, I removed them all.
In that case… I guess you can go ahead and choose the dao name you like the most?” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator passed the notebook full of names to Song Shuhang.
Song Shuhang took the notebook and shot a glance at the eleven dao names on the page.
Which one should I choose?
Just as he was in deep thoughts, Song Shuhang felt his body sink downward… just like his online username ‘Stressed by a Mountain of Books’ implied, he was under huge pressure.
This pressure came from the several seniors in front that were staring at him.
Song Shuhang felt that he hadn’t been quick-witted in the least this time.
Five minutes later.
Song Shuhang stretched out the pen and quickly made a few check marks on the eleven dao names.
Finally, he picked seven of the eleven dao names.
“I’ve decided.” Song Shuhang raised his head with a faint smile and said, “These are my dao names!”
” These ?” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator was dumbfounded.
“Yes, these seven dao names!” Song Shuhang confirmed and said, “It just so happens that a week has also seven days!”