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Agnie
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Major General Spoils his Soul-guiding Wife
June 10, 2018
Status: Completed
UPD. Yep, I stand corrected. It's not a romantic comedy, but a comedy with romance. What can I say, their cute interactions made me feel like it's a romantic comedy. /shrugs

Be warned, as a translator, I'm, of course, biased. If I didn't like it, I'd have never chosen to translate it, so...

It is a comedy, so don't expect from it some out-of-this-world heart-rending mind-blowing romance.

It is a comedy with romance, so expect some fluff, unreasonableness, a lot of dog food and even more vinegar. Some cliche, some are... more>> not, but overall, the flow is good, so.

The story takes place in the interstellar civilization and all the mumbo-jumbo that belongs to it (or maybe not all, I'm not well-versed in this topic, so can't really judge). There will be intergalactic pirates, nasty mercenaries, intergalactic battles, mechas and, of course, zerg wars. Crazy scientists (with their inhuman experiments) and deranged people (with their obsessions with our Male Lead) are also included, but their appearance in the whole set of things is well-paced and not over the top (even if once in a while you feel like bashing them, but hey, aren't all villains the same?)

Female Lead is a strong-willed, not afraid of pain and sweat, a thoroughly independent geeky nerd (or a nerdy geek?), who is not well-versed in romance, yet, not annoyingly so. I enjoyed her slow acceptance of ML, the author did a good job.

Male Lead is a cold arrogant self-important jerk (well, he's earned the right to be) with a strong sense of responsibility and duty. Until...
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Until he gets mind-r*ped by our Female Lead, that is. Then it is an enjoyable transition from the Jerk to a vinegar eating wife-slave. I won't spoil more on it, but believe me, it's all in good fun. Even if once in a while you'd want to cover your eyes, just not to see his embarrassing side.

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Nevertheless, if I said there were no headdesking points, even I wouldn't believe it:

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1. The Spacenetizens with their comments. A bit too many, a bit too much (who cares about fillers, we want The Plot!), but then I stopped skipping them and started reading more carefully (say, about half-way through) and found out that they are responsible for a good part of the face-slapping, laughs, and explanations. That somewhat abated my rage. Ahem, annoyance.

2. Female lead... is being forced to the verge of death or sustains really severe injuries way too frequently until she becomes strong enough (to kick most butts). And she becomes strong enough only about 2/3s in. Even my bones hurt when I read her sufferings, sigh. The saving grace of this mental torture is that it is logical: bullied to death until she can bully them back. Oh, and another one is that our hubby will bully them all in her stead until then.

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I don't want to spoil the Plot, but if you want, you can get the idea from the first chapter:

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A respected and revered female cultivator upon her sole friend's betrayal and consequent death transmigrates into a body of low-level Guide, who happens to be the best possible match as a Guide (and, therefore, marriage partner) for the Sentinel, who, in turn, happens to be the most illustrious, noble and obviously handsome youngest Major General of the Empire. Que the public rage and indifference (?) of the Major General himself and ??? of the newly-transmigrated cultivator. Oh, the first scene is actually their wedding ceremony, where the original owner of FL's body bids farewell to us (or possibly recovers the memories from her past life).

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Instead of giving away the plot, I'd rather tell you a bit about the Guide&Sentinel system, which might also contain spoiler, so:
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Guides and Sentinels could be considered evolutionary humans. They are not a different race, they are a unique group of humans who were able to 'awaken' their genes (glands), turning them in uh... sub-species? Their population in the whole outer space is very small (less than 20% for sentinels, less 10% for Guides), but Sentinels are the main (if not only) fighting force of the humanity, while the Guides... are... their relief, and I don't mean relief of the duty. Bed-warmer like relief. Ah, shoot, how could I forget that they are actually very important existence (though physically weak) and responsible for 'guiding (treating) ' and 'soothing' Sentinel's sea of conscience, which tends to get out the control once in a while? Well, you will see why I forgot that as you delve further into the chapters.

Another curious point about Guides and Sentinels is that they can't live without each other: if Sentinels' mental sea goes out of control, they become insane, or die. And Guides can't survive 'heat' period without Sentinels uh... fluids. I mean, Sentinels bite their Guides and calm their raging hormones through uh, saliva. Yeah, that's what I meant. Uh-huh, only that. (... Marking, biting... I've heard that somewhere before, hmmm?)

As you can imagine, our very capable, yet, a loner of a Cultivator is Not Happy with the way things are. What, Major General wants to divorce? Yes, please! Who needs those brutish arrogant jerks! Who said I can't be my own person and live well on my own? I'm a hundreds year old virgin and lived just fine without any Dao-partners! Who said only Sentinels can be strong? I'll guide you to the light to see the truth! That's actually a description of her actions, not her inner voice, FL is a serious type. A serious nerdy geek type.

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Agnie
Agnie rated it
Evil Emperor’s Wild Consort
February 6, 2017
Status: c182
A novel with a pretty decent MC, yes, she's on her way of Mary Sueishness, but let's be honest: there are few transmigration novels with female MC that can be read without numbing your mind, constricting your throat (or better yet that of MC) and insane desire to flip the table and spit nails due to cliches and stupidity and making you cringe soooooo bad you just might be stuck in that cringing position. Yes, there are those cliches but they don't make you want climb the wall (yet. That... more>> much, anyway).

So. MC is on her way of becoming MarySue, being OP and stuck with those awful plot lines of failed engagement circus, insane love rivals, trash - like existence and that God - like eye-candy of OP Male hotness glued to her side. You see where it's going, right?.. the question is how, though. If you are bored and looking for a read while waiting for Mei Gonqing, Queen of n.11 Agent, Chu Wangfei, A Tale of two Phoenixes, Chongfei Manual, Poison Genius Consort, Mistaken Marriage Match trilogy (well, I'm waiting for Gu Yun's story, Zhuo Qing is... tolerable), but not desperate enough to read Enchantress amongst alchemists, 13 yo consort or whatever it's called and the likes - this one might get you through tough period of waiting.

It's originality is 4, 5 out of 10.
MC - 5 out of 10 so far (only because it could have been oh so much worse).
Male lead - pending. Not much info yet other than he is a hot OP stuff with painful past.
Supporting charas - 1 for MC opposition, 5 for her aids.
Plot line - pending, so far not clear future development, but with authors hints, it either gonna drop the same (I pray it will get better though).
Redeeming quality of the story is that MC is not separated that much from her past life (you were OP spy, thief or special agent or whatever in the past life but once you get a new one you forget all the stuff and just go with the flow and bash all the current enemies with no recollections of the past, no tricks of trade apart from eloquence and that super elegant poker face... really? Dear authors, your grandmother, *flips the table* are you actually serious?!).
Quality of translation is well on the upper side and that might or might not make up for the possible horror of cliches but nevertheless, the novel is pretty decent amongst what's there for us to peruse. I'd say translation's quality can be a saving grace. Less experienced translators might have made it unreadable.

Overall it's not bad but neither is it impressive. I'm being strict and subjective here, so no hard feelings, if you are a fan, please. ^.^ I just wish to save trouble for those who go for a higher quality read. <<less
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The Crazy Adventures of Wu Gate
October 27, 2017
Status: c17
It's an amazingly refreshing story amongst transmigration novel. Albeit it's somewhat... silly, it's silliness is a way of MC to cope with the situation. Can't help but feel with her. Her interaction with male lead (s?) is... lively, both with ulterior motives trying to get what they want. Ahh, the joy~ It's a pity it only has 87 chapters~ Only 70 more to go~
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Everyone Else is a Returnee
February 9, 2017
Status: c190
What's wrong with the hype and this novel's ratings?

It's super mediocre, average with a lame sense of humor if one can call it humor at all. And boring, and predictable, and sleep-inducing as hell. I keep reading in hope it's gonna get better (so many people can't be That Wrong, right?), but... it's really barely tolerable read.

MC is overpowered. He succeeds in every endeavor with the first try. No angst. No mistakes. Everyone is in awe.
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Really?
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Hey there, Garry Stu, don't wanna take a hike?

It can't be... more>> even called a parody or gag, seriously. Oh man. I wish I had something else to read but I'm so out of titles, so yeah... Hope dies last, they said. Maybe, maybe it will get better in the future, won't it? <<less
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Dungeon Hunter
December 24, 2016
Status: c242
To those who first read unsavory comments (like me) : the story's beginning is chaotic and it takes time for the plot and intentions to be unraveled. Slowly. Very slowly. But once it does, it gets so much better and fast. I ground my teeth and preserved till 50-something chapter, it was tough but worth it. There's one more minus is the somewhat rushed ending, but I took it well (surprisingly), because the closer we were getting to the end, the more similar fights (or status windows etc) were getting.

Unlike... more>> in other Web novels I found here (to my another surprise) MC personality development (wow), not so much as we are used to in sense of enlightenment needed for power, but enlightenment to be a person.

So if got patience to bear with the beginning, you have a good chance to enjoy it (despite MC op cliches). <<less
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