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Chibidere
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Perfect World
June 23, 2017
Status: c319
This is honestly one of my favourite novels in general from any site like WW, GT, and volare. I first read PW on the WW forums years ago, and I fell in love with the MC. He was extremely cute and hilarious to read about and I continue to enjoy the novel to this day.

Here are some concerns with the novel that I'd like to address for potential readers:

- the 'alleged' personality change of the MC. Yes, he changed from an innocent, fun loving child to a greedy, violent... more>> person, albeit he's still funny in my opinion. For me, it's not that his personality changed so much as he became more ruthless towards people who try to do him wrong. When his past was revealed, any person may become more ruthless and cruel afterwards, let alone a child. And he's still quite kind and nice to his family and friends, which is all that matters in these types of cultivation novels.

- the cruelty of the cultivation method via cauldron boiling: well, the people here in this world have stronger bodies and tougher personalities than us because 1) we are in a fantasy setting and 2) their world is much more dangerous as it's survival of the fittest. The boiling method works as the people there can take it and it doesn't actually harm them, but it hurts. No one is advocating boiling people in the modern world, but let's suspend our modern/scientific way of thinking with a novel set in a desolate wasteland with animals that just need to breathe on us to kill us.

If these things don't bother you, give PW a try. The characters are written uniquely and distinctly; the setting and the cultivation method is very different from other novels about daos; the MC is not some weakling who miraculously becomes powerful. Yes, the MC has some plot armour (I.e. He's not gonna die anytime soon in battles), but he works hard to get the weapons and benefits he has. He gets guidance from a strong guardian spirit, but essentially, most of his benefits are from his own merit. PW's MC is also a young kid who by chapter 300 is only around 10 or 11 years old. He acts a bit mature, but kids mature faster in tribal settings and even in our historical past when they married at 12. But there aren't any romantic attachments yet btw.

This novel needs some love so please give it a try when you have time. It starts off slow to some, but to me, I enjoy the author's writing style and the translator's interpetation of it, so I was hooked from the beginning to where we are at currently. Happy reading guys! <<less
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Era of Disaster
November 23, 2017
Status: c38
I don't remember if the author doesn't know geography like the previous reviewer said, but I do think more scientific research could have helped. Like the fact that mutated birds or ocean creatures would probably affect the rest of the world even if you isolated New Zealand.

Regardless, I enjoy the MC, his daughter, and Sharpei. I'm tentatively optimistic about the story line so far. I guess right now I'm curious about who the villains are exactly and what evolutions the characters will go through. I'll probably make a more detailed... more>> review when more chapters are out.

Translation is stable so far, but there are only 38 chapters. The quality seems fine to me. <<less
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Rebirth: Degenerate Slave Abuses Tyrant
June 27, 2018
Status: c23
Thank god for a new BL read. Love QWTFD, PUP, and Shen Mua's translations so this is another great addition.

MC seems repentant and it's nice that the MC was actually a terrible person who changed for the better after reincarnating. He was the bully, not the bullied in the previous life; but he's learning from his mistakes.

Fast translation so far, and the quality is smooth with little to no errors.
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Never Marry a Man With Two Tintins
July 19, 2018
Status: c14
So cute! I wish there were more chapters!

Title is self-explanatory, but the all the characters are interesting and the interactions are very funny. Another great danmei/yaoi read.
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At the Northern Fort
September 13, 2017
Status: --
It's cute, but the dumbness of the MC makes it really bad. She's 18, but acts like she's 3. I think the author tried to solve this loophole by saying while the MC is 18 mentally, her body's biological functions make her react more animalistically/childishly. However, even so, the MC would catch herself acting too childishly and become embarrassed. If that's the case, this instinct of her to do animal things will eventually be negated by her mind. Yet in the beginning, when her mother left her home for a... more>> month, she decided to stupidly follow her mother even though her mother gave her clear reasons why she couldn't come along (e.g. Human greed), which the MC should know about from her previous life.

I don't mind oblivious MCs (like Ayrin from Destroyer of Ice and Fire), but this MC is just stupid. 18 and acting like she's 3, it's kind of annoying. However, the chapters are short and other than the stupidity of the MC, it's a cute story. <<less
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The Nine Cauldrons
July 20, 2017
Status: c438
One of my favourite novels that I still follow. Like most people, my first CN was from IEatTomatoes himself, Coiling Dragon, translated by the great Ren. At first, when I read TNC, it was slow and boring. I dropped it for a while, but after a while, I had nothing else to read, so I went back to it since I loved Coiling Dragon's early chapters. I will say, the first volume is a bit slow. I wouldn't go as far as other reviewers to say it's irrelevant, but it... more>> got better around chapter 10 or so. Potentially, you could skip volume 1 if you want so you can directly go to the 'actual' story. However, one of my biggest pet peeves in the past was when authors would have a reincarnated character, but never reference their past or have the character follow their ideologies or actions from his/her past life, especially since his/her personality was fully-formed in the past life as an adult.

The pros of this novel outweigh the potential cons: the character is well-developed and actually rather mature; the fighting scenes are decent with the details; the cultivation system is unique; and the story and plot is well-paced. My biggest con is in relation to my pet peeve. The main character was a former world-class assassin who was orphaned at a young age. He never had parents. In this life, he decided to almost discard his past as an assassin and follows the Asian ideology of being a filial son. This made me roll my eyes so hard. The MC was a fully-grown adult man in his past life. By all means, I think he should be respectful and grateful to the couple in this current world who raised him, but for me, if I reincarnated into a new world, I'm still me. I can be grateful and helpful to the people who raised me without sacrificing my own happiness and for me, I find it hard to believe that someone who has fully formed their own personality and beliefs can easily be lectured by his new parents. But other than that, this book is well-written and interesting, so definitely give it a shot when you have time. <<less
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