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Flying Jade
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Back to the Apocalypse
July 5, 2019
Status: c97
I was mentally exhausted after reading 25 chapters. The idea is good, the energy is good, the writing style is good but the execution is too poor. It lacked a hint of realism that convinces the readers that the MC is smart or he is doing the right thing. It smelled too much of childish fervor.

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It starts off well. After the MC wakes up with his hidden dimension, he wants to stock up and prepare for the apocalypse. Perfectly understandable since he knows his influence is not enough to change the future, he can only guarantee himself. What goes wrong after here is how he goes about it. To an average reborn citizen, running back and forth between small markets and cities is good plot development, for a rich young master with money to burn, it isn't. Especially when said young master can boast he can use his father's name to stock up on guns and even knows the police commissioner of a city he travels to. Running about buying one duck here, one fowl here, one this here makes no sense. He could simply have said he wanted to start an agric project or something to throw off suspicion and contacted wholesalers in different cities to satisfy his demands. The way he did things were even more attention grabbing to a young master's family. I'm surprised no one asked him whether the young master had gone mad especially since bodyguard s ideally are supposed to report the actions of their ward (mc) to their employer (MC's father)

Secondly, he had no designated plan on what to buy, when to buy, when to store, in what order to buy etc. He just wandered around and shopped as he wanted.

He lacks a general interest in how and why the apocalypse occured, the progress researchers made in the future, known zombie weaknesses, known future safehouses and towns, known supply routes. Overall at chapter 25, he lacked a general ambition to exert some measure of influence during the apocalypse and possibly bring it to a close. At ch, 25. I gave it 2 stars

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After a break I picked it up again and the story actually evolved into a simulating apocalypse novel, I was glad I went back to it.

The romance wasn't as plain as paper the closer it got to the apocalypse. The best part was the Gong ML let the MC be independent and badass as usual, learning gradually not to treat the MC like porcelain.

The second best part was that when the MC and ML finally admitted to being on a relationship, they didn't seal the deal with a home run (like amost every single BL novel I've ever read does). The MC takes his sweet time deepening their relationship and paying attention to life-saving activities. The MC grows in a certain way: he shifts from providing just for imself to including his partner, then the circle of important people around them and gravitates towards a bigger picture.

Upside: the MC does not have a must-become-the-saviour mentality. He knows to many people to start will hinder him so he grows slowly. He knows to survive he has to step on the gas and leave the strangers chased by zombies on the roadside, including women and children, behind. But he accepts ability, uplifts loyalty and is prudent to strangers but generous to his party. It's quite appreciated to see a protagonist that understands the golden rule of wealth with power to back it (especially in an apocalypse) is big trouble.

Downsde, the MC has not gotten over the sting of continous betrayal in his past life. When he meets an opponent who smartly realizes he is much stronger or resource-filled, and said opponent smartly tries to back down politely with a smile, hug his coattails 9r probe inquisitively, he scorns them, ALWAYS. He looks down on others struggling to survive by all means forgetting he wasn't so lucky in his past life. And because he was hetrayed in his past, everyone that appoaches them must have a scheming heart. In fact, 99% of the people they encounter are devious, jealous, scum of the earth folks, sometimes he even goes out of his way to taunt the desperate people with his show of resources, as if to prove they are all dark.

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This novel want beyond bad, at a point I was reading to see how far the writer would go and how much I could tolerate.

Anyway, the MC's cheats are so overpowered, there's no room for any other female who is not her supporting character to survive. The book bends back all the laws of the places she goes to support her.

A novel is only as good as its antagonist, or so I heard. This one has low IQ antagonists, even when it is obvious they are walking to a bad... more>> end, the writer declares their stupidity and pushes them to it.

All the females not on her side have fried brains and they are all eyeing her man (men?)

I have never read a Chinese or Japanese webnovel that had a MC with a sensible mother-child relationship. The children are always overly smart to excuse the mother's non-existent/terrible child-rearing. On the other hand, the child blackmails, commits arson, etc and the mother somehow thinks the best way to show maternal love is over cuddling the child. I've never seen a MC mother properly advise or discipline. This novel has... all the worst qualities.

This novel's plot is cliche and has overused angst.

Every time the MC and ML argue, she resorts to threatening him she would run away with his son. She doesn't even try to iron out the father-son bumpy relationship at the beginning for her own selfish interest. Now, that sounds like a RL maniac woman.

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When the MC and ML first meet, she denys that she was the one who r*ped him and took his virginity years earlier (still not sure how she managed to push down the powerful ml). In the early chapters, when her son was looking for his father, she told her son that his father would separate them, manipulating the child's emotions. She even hid the child under the bed when the ML visited and kissed him to distract him from the scent (which parent seduces a man with her child under the bed?). She drags her family hatred into her son's life and her son goes it to hurt people with the writer selling it as meng

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The romance was full of cliche dialogue. The faceslapping was everywhere. There were no sensible people except for her allies in the whole book. <<less
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If you want to read this book, it's best to tune down your IQ.

Or better yet, imagine that this is based in a different universe. In a modern era where society is gullible and nosy, people are obsessive and wicked (except the MC and her friends). Schools don't work the way they should, the teachers are basically cardboard paper, discipline is sided on the protagonist, and violent outbursts are a criminal act except you are the MC and her gang.

Here, doctors are pompous, quack scholars; orthodox medicine is poison; sicknesses... more>> can be diagonsed from a single look; herbal remedies are the cure-it-all, and unorthodox, untested medicine is the Pinnacle of life. Expect to see a teenager pull out a recipe and people immediately know it is the cure they have been searching for and "doctors" recommending without due procedure. Both the orthodox and unorthodox medical practitioners are just silly.

The faceslapping is overdone and 9 out of 10 times, the confrontations can be avoided with common sense as small as a mustard seed. Poverty, incarceration and/or extreme disgrace are the only ways out for enemies, there is no repentance. And the MC (and author) won't hesitate to resort to lower criminal acts to get back at others.

From the second chapter, plotholes start popping up [statements slightly contradictory to earlier chapter (s) ]. The timeline of events in her past life is a little sketchy and there are places it fails to mesh into the present life. That aside, in her personality, actions, dialogues, plans, holes are everywhere like a block of cheese!

Sigh, nevertheless, once you can get past all these, the storytelling and unraveling of events are interesting enough to keep you turning the pages. <<less
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This book in a league of its own, even in its own genre. Once I started reading, I found it hard to go back to those "cheating overpowered mc" zombie novels.

Why I love it:

A. The MC has to plan to farm without some secret space ability with super plant functions or a secret magical spring from who knows where. The MC exercises his brain and comes up with interesting, realistic options that had me go "Yeah, I'll probably do that too!" Because not everyone can muster up a hidden dimension.

B.... more>> Got to say, this book has its world background watertight and interesting. After the disaster, the city response is fairly logical. The military moves realistically and the politicking of the decision-makers is brought to the surface even if the MC isn't (and doesn't want to be) directly involved.

C. The ML is pitch perfect, that is if you are tired of overbearing MLs who don't consider the dangerous situation. The ML is obviously stronger but the MC takes the lead in decisions. He is not at any point smouldered by the ML's strength. He is no weakling and he earns the respect he deserves from those around.

D. Progress. The MC and those around him are never stuck in stagnant contentment or an overbearing ahead-of-the-times position for long, the plot just doesn't let them rest too often on their lapels, but there is also plot armor to only a loveable degree. The characters around the MC develop beautifully, it could get the emotional readers tearing up.

E. The MC has no powers. He is clear on the matter and doesn't wish for rainbows and unicorns magic (even when I do for him), he stands and lives better than gifted people. Got to love that brain.

F. Again, the supporting characters! Each one is unique and fun. G. Yes, the story is like a slice of life piece in an apocalyptic world but I doesn't reduce the interest. There's just as much fighting, fluff, business, farming, team building, (slower but logical power-ups) and great writing. Even though I was thristing for an overly exciting, every-page-jampacked-with-action book at the time I picked this up, I couldn't drop this novel.

Cons: The writer focused less on developing the other characters abilities as they got stronger. It never fully explored the strong points of other abilities. I did enjoy the focus on the versatility of the ML's ability, though it was a bit overdone. It is a bit slow-paced and goes into the details, it is sweet but sometimes I just want to know what happened next!

When I got to the end I thristed for more, more and more than just the perfect ending I saw.

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Finally, I'd like to believe what made the MC get reborn was an ability, either his or the child's but that's just me anyway.

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Thrive in Catastrophe
July 10, 2019
Status: Completed
When I got to the end of this novel, it was like a a breath of fresh air and I was glad to be done with it.

The world background deserves a five-star. It was well thought-out with interesting aspects. I particularly loved the advantage place on cold weapons in an advanced science world setting.

The characters were quite versatile. Each one had a unique wuirk about them, even their acts of madness was specific to them.

The plot was both enticing and frustrating. Sometimes it made sense, while other times it made... more>> no logical sense. I even wondered if the fabled brain-hackers of the novel had given me a brain meltdown.

Character development... It's very much there. The MC grows from an ambitionless student with lots of curiosity to a man with a goal to achieve and merits to his name. The side characters come up roguish and barbaric (especially the special agents) but as the MC gets friendlier with them, they show that they are only harsh/wild to outsiders but really good to their own. Friends to enemies, enemies to friends.

Why 3 stars then?

The actions of the characters, forget the broad overlook and rose-colored glasses, are hard to accept. The MC has all the answers about the ml's feelings from the start, albeit hard to accept because it could in every sense of it kill him, his ignorant actions topple me. Even after they kiss consciously a few times and the ML shows he cares, the MC is still tattling on about the same he-likes-me-he-likes-me-not well past the mid chapters. For an outrageously smart MC, he fails to put things together. It's no excuse of a low EQ when something that is mentioned over and over as general knowledge is overlooked and no one cares to tell him at first.

The smut is rough and hard, involving bone breaking, three days of rest and all that. But after MC gets powered up, why does this still happen?

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Plus the part that ached my teeth, the 2nd male lead, forces a kiss on the MC a while after they meet, when the ML hadn't even made a move yet! Not bad? He continues to kiss, touch, push down MC, thec fights back but thenext time the meet all is forgiven and they are like besties again. There was no precedence for their "deep" friendship, I read it over and I couldn't understand why he tolerated the man. If there was even a brief meeting in the past, it would all have become more logical. It sometimes felt like the MC did not know what thetusual friendship boundaries are. Even the cliche kidnap then force down happened, but at the end other readers seemed to think he (the 2nd ml) is just a contradicted good guy. I wondered if I read a different book?

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At the end of the novel when thought over how things progressed, I fbeloeve the military head, the scrience academy head were irresponsible. The science head was aware that the traitor was a clone of his dead son but he chose not to pursue the origins believing in him. This led to secrets of researchers being leaked and a lot of them losing their brains, even students were involved, which is how our story started. The military head knew about the traitors but he overlooked them for the science headsh saie, putting feelings before the safety of his subordinates. Special forces agents died but he still failed to keep an eye on those who should normally be the first suspects. In fact the whole house of who the betrayers were at the start should have been clearer to these two. But somehow they get away with it with caring father Halo and a lovey-dovey storyline. The plot conviniently overlooked the number who died when vindicating the "traitors" <<less
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Wonderful rebirth story. Tired of the female MC who gets vengeful, faceslapping left and right and disregarding normal social norms? Then this book is a breath of fresh air.

The MC has just enough reason to hate her relatives, the royals and a whole bunch of other people, but with all that she still recognises her faults and mistakes she made in her past life. Instead of focusing all her energy being rude and searching for faceslapping opportunities, she instead plans ahead for her enemies and mostly her future.

Here there... more>> is no nugget in your heart when she retaliates that says "but these people haven't done anything wrong in this life yet" or "these people may change in this life, don't go looking for trouble" because each person she pays, clearly show their worth (lessness) in her new life. A TRUE COUNTERATTACK!

It is very satisfying.

Secondly, the MC acts her age. She lived for decades in her first life and in her rebirth, her maturity is clear to see.

To follow up, her opposition (the villians) are quite sensible. They think for themselves and skelter to save their hides when in trouble.

But one of the more satisfying facts is that the romance builds slowly. It's not a love at first sight for the dazzling beauty affair. Both characters are smart and sly, they make moves cautiously. So it develops slowly from passing interest to cautiousness to slight warmth towards the other party before we finally watch them fall in love. This pattern is particularly enjoyable for the next reason.

The male lead does not overshadow the MC by taking over her plans, revenge or being overprotective. Now this is a major reason! Other books see the ML as a cheat code, the female protagonist is smart and interesting till she meets the overpowered male lead who takes over, treats her like porcelain, does everything for her.

Faceslapping feels bet when done yourself!

Our MC grows and flourishes side by side with her man.

Now, the cons....

Too many words per chapter!

If you going to try to read this in one go, it's super hard.

Many times the plot is serious or flattering. When it gets filled with some many lines without the comedic flair, it may be a bit too much. I appreciate the writer's perchant for description and good writing skill, with flowing dialogues to support, but many times while I wished it was less. For this reason, minus one star! <<less
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Sigh.... I. Really like the MC of this novel. He is straightforward about the fact that he likes to do it.

The ML on the other hand is disappointing in the first arc. He is a successful businessman like all the cliche but has an EQ as low as a piece of sticky clay on the ground. His brain process takes 2+2 and produces -1, it really killed the fun because I believed he could have been smarter.

Next, the system is not heartwarming at all! It deducts the MC's points if... more>> he cusses, like who brought this kid into an adult novel? Not cute! Another thing is, the MC talks to the system more than he talks to the ML. With the male lead, the communication is mundane (ML jealous, ML press down MC like caveman, ML do MC till his waist breaks, the same thing over and over with interludes of jealousy and possessiveness under the excuse that the MC cannot OOC).

The MC actually has more fun interactions (with his real, lecherous, perverted personally) with his system, at a point I thought the ML was just a bodywarmer and the system was his... Well moving on.

If you like (really like) those forceful acts but with a twist that the dirty-minded shou is pretending to be a innocent, inciting the male lead to push him down and do him till he cries (mostly pretends to cry), then go full steam ahead. If you don't like such stories, still go ahead, this shou is the real puppet master here. <<less
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Sinister Ex-Girlfriend
June 26, 2019
Status: --
Could barely survive past the first arc. It starts off with a transmigrated who jumps into this world, uas to 0ut up with a marriage with the guy who killed her body in the first place and the whole royal mess, get revenge on her family and become empress.

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But wait...

That's not our MC because her misunderstood-as-evil cousin/sister who died in the transmigrator's revenge mess gets reborn. So she turns things around, marries another prince, cuts off the evil transmigrator's head, who took the place of her sister and hetrayed their family, and voila! A good ending.

But no, this is just the second paragraph of the first chapter so how can things end easily?

Drumroll please...

Here arrives our MC, in the body of person not fairly as interesting as the upper two because honestly my head was spinning so much I doubted if it was really the MC this time.

She is the first love of the reborn girl's golden thigh. Yes, the same golden thigh prince who she 8s supposed to, in her own storyline, marry, use to fight herfaoe transmigrator sister and her prince husband, then be victorious, behead them and become empress herselhlf.

Stay with me now, don't get confused, this is only the first chapter.

Now, our actual MC is the first love of the reborn girl's target prince. She is, behold, not a transmigrator, nor a reborn person, but a world-hopper on a mission!

Phew, it feels like a migraine packed in a box.

After this, a no name doctor character, pops up but I don't know his use, the MC's brother, with a severe sister complex, pops out. Then... Yeah the chatters are moving at this time.

Well I couldn't related with the MC after so many switches at first. Her reactins, I couldn't understand, like her calling her brother cruel and cursing him in her heart when they first met. Sigh...

Honestly I wish the first arc were simpler to ease us in.

As I read the first arc, I couldn't decide whether to jump to another arc or to another book.

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Game Loading
November 16, 2019
Status: --
It's a great story with interesting world settings, favourful characters, great plot but the only flaw is the main character.

The main character Acts like a prop to the plot. He barely says anything and everything is stuck in his thoughts, he barely reacts and allows the plot to push him along to the next obstacle, only saying things at crucial plot points
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Stone Age Husband Raising Journal
August 29, 2019
Status: Completed
A total package, the characters are unique, the plot and foreshadowing is on the highest level, the character development is visible, the plot armor is loveable, the world background is exceptional constructed. Even at the end, I was both satisfied and hungry for more.

I won't say more, I'm off to read another one of this author's works.
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Seoul Station’s Necromancer
August 8, 2019
Status: c170
A story with a fantastic opening but near the 100th chapter, it started going downhill with all sorts of complications. And all the things that had me hooked in the beginning started going haywire.

I thought the writer handled the emotional line really well at first (with his mother and sister, something unique from other transmigrated/op MC books), but towards the middle the MC goes cold fish emotionally. At a point, the contradicting softness towards his loved ones was gone and it was all kill kill kill, he lost his wit... more>> and became a low IQ caveman character. The funny, witty nature with a hint of well veiled darkness turns to dark-black humor that's not funny most of the time.

The straight-forward immersive storyline turned so complicated that I had to drink medicine for the headache it gave me. Nothing made sense when it came to the dungeons. Then the dialogues and plotline made no sense at all after 100 chapters. Towards the end it was like the writer joined a cult and was trying to push the ideals of insulting the government, stable society, religion, the judicial system and every semblance of organised society. You name it, it tried to hit them all down. And worse, it did it without proper knowledge of how it all works.

Another point, somehow dangerous dungeons that monsters could flood out of are around the world and the government lets people live close to them? There is no militarized zone around these danger areas, just cheap housing, this makes no sense.

Various countries later start nuking these dungeons when it gets out of hand, why wasn't this done at the start?

Alphen is a world of magic, this MC has related with the "gods" but was unable to go against the enemy with all that power, what makes him think he can succeed now when earth and himself are far weaker?

He came back for his family but his sister is getting sicker and taken over by another entity but he doesn't care, how is this rational?

He is supposed to have lost his stats and powering up again but somehow he is going to other worlds and taking out colonies (colonies normally ought to start after 7 star to 9 star dungeon invasion but our MC at 8 star is taking them out, no sweat). Is everyone in this world a noodle?

There seems to be no single intelligent person on Earth or around him who can stop this caveman, atheist, anti-government MC.

If you enjoy endless hack-'em-to-death scenes with no rational, go for it!

5 stars on first 75 chapters

1 stars on next 50 chapters

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Swordmaster Healer
July 29, 2019
Status: c100
A story that made me laugh whenever the plot armor smacked me in the face, then made me want to slap my cheek against the wall to compare its thickness to the plot armor at the later stages.

The characters are 2-dimensional, there are no interesting side characters or villians. The romance is the cliche girl (s) -admires-superstrong-guy-who-saved-her-life, but the boy is too up in the clouds to see them.

The world background is good but it is ruined by the immature settings and reactions. Imagine a country only has 15 s-rank... more>> guys but our MC hops in and kills one in "self-defense" in an argument for bumping into his car (which the other guy offered to pay for albeit arrogantly). The bureau in charge does nothing even though the country is in dire need of s-rankers. When the MC becomes an s-ranker himself, an organization targets him even though s-rankers are supposed to be privileged so that they don't defect to other countries, sigh, no sense at all.

No one questions his sudden abilities, no one asks how he can suddenly fight better than combat-ability users, no suspicion at all. In the plot conflict areas, the MC rolls in and giant organisations lose their reputation, members, influence and then the MC just cleans up house in "self-defense", it is rinse and repeat (down to the dialogues and one-liners, no joke!). He has no real friends or comrades he can call on. He doesn't question his past life or personality change. He chases after money but has no real goals, even with all his accomplishments, there is no real social influence he exerts.

Too many plotholes, ill-thought conflicts, and poorly developed emotional response.

This story could have been so much more but the write-up seemed childish and worldly inexperienced. <<less
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Reborn As a System
July 4, 2019
Status: c50
This is a great book, honestly I was puzzled at how the writer was going to make this concept interesting, in the end it's a fairly successful work.

The author connects the host and the system brillianly and even makes the romance development fairly logical and cute. (A rare balance in webnovels).

The gong is at a deadend and holds on to his line of salvation (shou) tightly, the shou supports him and gives him hope though he doesn't know how immerse his little acts of kindness affect the gong. Super meng!

The... more>> only drawback is the dreadful curse of repitition and irrelevant facts the writers tosses at us, especially when writing of the shou. At first, I thought of the shou as a worrywart, whose complaints seriously hindered the flow of the story, later I learnt to skim over it. The only negative points are from this fact. <<less
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I Refuse to be a Supporting Character
June 22, 2019
Status: c122
The plot starts to drag around the 20th chapter. The story slows down and the author focuses more on defining the experience rather than forwarding the plot. Even a particular chapter uses up 80% of its words describing menstrual pain!

Okay, okay, it is arguably much better than a lot of books out there. But in my opinion, the plot doesn't feel as interesting with the rivalries and strife in the story being put behind the romance.
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How To Die As Heavy As Mount Tai
June 21, 2019
Status: c56
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. This book sets the precedence for what a world-hopping MC with a system should he like.

Most times, there books with the same background just "cheat" with their overpowered systems or by going out-of-character (when they claim they are not).

I love this book because the background for the world-hopping is well thought out and not some random act of luck. The missions are set, the system doesn't give plotline-breaking advantages, the MC has to actually think his way out, while acting like his predecessor and at the same... more>> time, he must follow all the paths his predecessor took, mistakes and all, but change the ending.

Aiyo, even the faceslapping has to wait till the end, truly a professional world-hopper! <<less
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Monster Pet Evolution
August 17, 2019
Status: c534
This novel is great for light reading. Don't let its serious overtones fool you, it's a simple comedic read about a down-to-earth MC making his pets stronger, making money, making more money, raising familiars, then having to deal with each of their distinctive personalities like their father, going on adventures just for the sake of it and many other fun stuff.

Overall, the story is just like an aimless wandering and slice of life piece involving monster pets to act as a reason for most actions.

The MC develops and focuses on... more>> bigger goals (if you are nitpicky about his execution and management and development then he is pretty sloppy about it) but remains true to his intial personality. The familiars on the other hand are the main cast! They develop from child intelligence to silly, hilarious adolescence and very unique adulthood.

It starts out a little vague and hard to get into but it picks up the pace afterawhile. The plot armor and the cheat ability are enjoyably OP for the humorous setting, and the characters, both the monster familiars and important people, are very unique.

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Even when the number of monster familiars pas ten, each one can be easily remembered because 9f their sillyness and loveable traits.

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While he has a cheat and OP background, things don't always go as planned.

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The beautiful gold chick he named Goldie went bald after it evolved! I nearly cried tears of laughter from that one. Or the time he made the short familiar he promised help get talker shorter after evolution. Even with his cheat he doesn't know how thing will turn out.

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Overall, it has a lot of potential (nice idea points), though it very disappointingly doesn't live up to it, it's good for a nice laugh.

Remarks: Don't look for a hard, adventurous read here. Read for fun, especially in between updates or after angst-inducing novels. <<less
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Pierce Heaven Til’ It Breaks
July 29, 2019
Status: c300
This is kind of a let-down in recent chapters.

In the beginning, it had all the plot settings to take on TTSSG and with proper follow up it could have overtaken it in my heart but... the story had turned mediocre since, like it story has lost a goal or plot to focus on. It is just slice of life outside the game and completing tasks and beating dungeons inside the game. No more curveball elements, no ambition, those things have run their course. If nothing exciting comes up in the... more>> future, I don't see myself picking it up again.

On the other hand, the characterization is top-notch, the MC and even his friends are not the good guys type, they are not to be messed with in RL either. The villians are real scumbags and not the cliche variety. I particularly loved Scumbag Wang and his berating of his subordinates for their low IQ, the best catchphrase award goes to him. Indeed he is one of the most memorable antagonists I've read.
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Too bad he is out of action now. He was such a scum, it was disgustingly loveable.

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The MC is great at making allies and comrades redeeming himself of his last life, there is good character development on this end. That's about it.

Such potential, too bad it is tepid now, neither hot nor cold. <<less
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I’m Not Shouldering This Blame
July 29, 2019
Status: c1
This novel's prose made me want to cry and not for good reasons.

The storyline is so lovely but still, I dropped this novel three times and picked it up again four times, restarting from the beginning each time (and reaching almost a hundred chapters one time). I thought it was bad translation each time. I strained my brain cells trying to grasp each chapter. I really wanted to cry each time I re-picked it up.

The descriptions are a mess! The transition between one action and the other is sometimes disjointed.... more>> I needed to read a several paragraphs twice to understand what was happening earlier in that chapter. Many important points are not properly explained which makes it quite confusing, e.g. The powers in the early chapters.

The novel also fails at "painting a picture" with words about what is happening in several scenes. The order of events is not arranged step by step, example:

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One time they are acting on set, the next thing, the MC's mushroom ability starts tearing into a black smoke (I'm not even sure how it appeared), and then it pulls out a corpse, then a bunch of words. A chapter later, we can deduce the course of events, that the corpse actually levitated for a few seconds before it fell, and confusingly, the black smoke is actually the border to the abandoned world that opened there. If the characters discover this along with me (the reader) there is no problem, but the characters know and the description doesn't apply explain it, so there is a feeling of being left behind.

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Another point is that it is a bit difficult to get immersed in the characters (even though they are interesting) and their emotions. Their feelings and reactions are written drily. The main point of connect is the dialogue and the switching pov.

The dialogues can be a bit confusing, boring and I can't grasp the jokes, maybe because of the description problems.

Overall, love the plot, love the story, but I wish someone could write-in some part to flesh it up. <<less
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Flying Jade
From the first arc, the story was bland. The plot setting was stale, the reason for her "new" body's death was uninspiring, her op-ness was nauseating and there was basically no thrill or suspense. With how bright her MC Halo shone and how thick her armor was, adding in how otherworldly her abilities were, if she did not succeed then I'd sue the myself for anger overdose and terrible novel picking.

Overall, it's a pretty light read with no stress about the villians or the MC's success. Good job!
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Flying Jade
Flying Jade rated it
Rebirth of a CV Star
November 16, 2019
Status: c1
Barely a passable read. The achievements are overly exaggerated, the narrative is like reading a newspaper, and worse of all is not the cliche theme or plot but the lack of prep work 9n the MC's part.

The MC wakes up in a new body and doesn't take tie to adapt to his new vocal range but jump right in. He admits he needs to train his new vocal cords but nothing is actually done. His path to success is something millions of others take but somehow without training and adjustment,... more>> he succeeds in one go.

The MC lacks real challenges, training or all the other elements that take him from 2D to 3D.

The side characters? Not worth mentioning. <<less
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