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 on: December 24, 2019, 01:52:26 pm 
Started by Drakilian - Last post by Drakilian
Though hey, if you're looking for something to read, I've been reading a lot of translated/webnovels as of late. Generally lower quality of writing (grammar/language-wise, since a lot of them are translated or have no editor) but a lot more willing to be creative with the plot or go into a lot more detail about things. Two best ones I've read so far are the following:

Lord of the Mysteries

Follows the story of Zhou Mingri (though he quickly adopts and uses the name of the person whose body he inhabits, Klein, and you rarely see his name again), a chinese guy who enacts a ritual from a book on Earth that sends him into the body of a guy who shot himself in the head in the setting of Lord of the Mysteries. The setting is cthulhu/victorian era-esque, something I don't actually normally like, and which put me off from reading it for a really long time, but once I actually started I found it was extremely well executed and came with a very compelling magic system.

There are a couple infodumps early on when Klein is training with Old Neil but you can honestly skim through most of those.

It's translated from a Chinese novel, so there are some sayings that are a little weird if you're not used to them, but I found it to be a pretty high quality translation.

I'd say the series is roughly halfway done atm, it gets another 2-3 chapters every day (which will likely slow down when it catches up to the author), and i'm fairly confident in the author's plan for the story moving forward.

Mother of Learning

Follows a moody little piece of shit teenage kid going to wizard school who ends up caught in a time loop. He quickly grows out of his asshole personality and spends a very long time in the time loop. Author sucks at counting, something you'll notice very quickly when he starts actually putting down hard numbers on how much time has actually been spent in the time loop, but that's an inconsistency you can mostly ignore. The writing very quickly picks up once the time loop actually starts, though you'll have about two or three chapters before that happens.

The writing's great, the protagonist quickly becomes very likeable, the setting and the progression of the plot is well-paced IMO, and the story is nearly done, supposed to be finished this month actually. I'd strongly recommend you read this one first, if you read either or both of these series/novels, since it's nearly done and you won't have to end up waiting for any chapters.

 on: December 24, 2019, 01:30:09 pm 
Started by Drakilian - Last post by Drakilian
Yeah okay i'm not liking what i'm seeing here, looked at a bunch of reviews and while i'm not thin-skinned enough to care that the story's filled with rape or creepy shit, there was a spoiler review describing the plotline here: which is really not what I wanted to so.

Especially the fact that everyone's memory is erased at the end of the novel. That's some cop-out shit right there. Obvious and probably necessary but a cop-out nonetheless.

 on: December 24, 2019, 01:17:48 pm 
Started by Drakilian - Last post by Drakilian
I was about to say that I don't like that because the series ended on a very, very final note, but looking it up it's actually set in-between the first and second book... and it's about the Lady and Soulcatcher's 3rd sister?

 on: December 24, 2019, 12:39:44 pm 
Started by Drakilian - Last post by Not Aman
Yo drak  apparently Glen Cook released another Black Company book a year ago. Port of Shadows.

 on: December 24, 2019, 07:44:30 am 
Started by BerkaZerka - Last post by Daedalus
Merry Christmas  ;D

 on: December 22, 2019, 02:18:48 pm 
Started by BerkaZerka - Last post by MHD
Alright! I shouldn't have to. The images should remain for awhile.
Can't wait to see the story all completed!! :~)

 on: December 20, 2019, 11:53:54 am 
Started by BerkaZerka - Last post by BerkaZerka
MHD, I got all these saved, so in the event you need to move them off your host site, I am good, thanks!

 on: December 08, 2019, 10:35:41 am 
Started by BerkaZerka - Last post by Forge
That is an impressive number...

 on: December 07, 2019, 10:50:05 pm 
Started by BerkaZerka - Last post by BerkaZerka
Now that's a properly outfitted mob haha!  ;)

Love em all! Thank you so much, well worth the short wait! Now I just have to finish my story, which might be a long-term project.

Look for a shiny new trophy in your CYS profile sometime tomorrow! Cheers!  ;D

 on: December 07, 2019, 10:35:34 pm 
Started by BerkaZerka - Last post by MHD
Just had a thought about the Mob thought, could we get one more background torch?
Of course!

Final bit! Thanks for holding tight --- it's finals week! :~)

Gypsy mob:

Male victim:

Female victim:


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