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GodlyGodMcGodGod
I dropped this series a while ago. I forget specifically which chapter it was, but it was when certain spoilery events took place and became the nail in the coffin for me. To find out why, here:

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He ends up raping the sword saint "in revenge" for opposing him when, objectively speaking, had every reason to believe he was an awful criminal because every action he had taken in front of her looked shady as shit. Up until that point, he had respected her as one of the few people in the world with proper morals, and in fact she was demonstrating those exact same morals but in a way inconvenient to him. Prior to this, I was all for him treating the ex-princess like shit. She was the primary cause of all the pain he went through, so power to him. Slightly less enthused when he wiped her memory and it turned out that in nature she was actually pretty sweet and it was her upbringing that turned her into an ass yet his view of her remained the same, but I get it, grudges are tough to get past, we still good. Then we get to the bit with the wolf people, where he essentially blackmails an innocent wolf-person (who to be fair, is already a slave at that point) with saving her tribe into becoming a disposable piece for him. Yeah, I get it, she was already a slave lacking basic human rights, and why not use the situation with her tribe to earn her loyalty, sure. I personally am none too comfortable with him not even acknowledging her as an individual with feelings, but as a disposable weapon, I feel like he could have bought her loyalty with that tribe-saving thing without treating her as a toy/tool, but that's slavery for ya I guess. I'm uncomfortable but carry on. Then we get to the part I left off at, where he did some shady sh*t to make the Sword Saint think he's a dangerous criminal, and then when confronted he beats and rapes her. No, I get it, he's a selfish a***ole on a power trip willing to fabricate the reason of "revenge" to punish anyone foolish enough to stand in his way. He's a scummy MC, and this series is a domination fantasy of him conquering and abusing the various heroines. I'll stick to my p***y MCs, going on about friendship and kittens and what-have-you... Or at the very least ones who stick to justified vengeance.

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I Reincarnated For Nothing
September 24, 2018
Status: c111
Fun novel so far. Mostly just wanted to comment on the revelations of the latest translated chapter: ... more>>
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So turns out the church is mega-corrupt (we already figured that) and they convinced the Holy Priestess that the only person she's allowed BY GOD to be romantically involved with is the Hero, and so because the Hero was female in MC's past run she ended up turning into a traitor boss encounter all because she was thirsty AF... Perfectly reasonable. Sexual frustration will f**k you up, man. That being said, here's a prediction: MC, now confident that he knows the priestess's motivations for why she went psycho last run and everything that makes her tick, will show her indisputable proof that she's been bamboozled, thinking he can make her move on with her life, but in her eyes his actions amount to saving her and she falls for him for real, the very thing he was trying to make her not do.

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Monster no Goshujin-sama
July 20, 2018
Status: v2c17
Fun series. I really like the whole "Broken Protagonist" genre, where the protagonist goes through some sort of hell and is mentally and emotionally scarred from the experience, becoming essentially a different person. I would have liked it better if the series went more in-depth with our MC before the fall, just to have that before/after comparison, but it's fine the way it is with the author just reminding us every chapter that this dude can't trust human people anymore because they don't have a magical mind-link with him... Seriously,... more>> the author does show the MC's distrust with his actions somewhat, but I guess he wasn't sure the point would get across if he didn't put it explicitly in writing. Repeatedly. Throughout the course of the series. Still, the plot moves forward at a decent pace, and at the very least the protagonist recognises his flaws, even if he has trouble fixing them... Hey, who wants to bet his human companion gets killed and turned into an undead or through some other method gets turned into a Monster and becomes his subordinate? I'd say chances are at somewhere around 10% of that happening and to those of you who read the raws DON'T SPOIL IT! I want to be disappointed on my own without your help, you beautiful bilingual people. <<less
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Dragon Poor
July 20, 2018
Status: c52
Excellently written novel with an unusually human protagonist for Light Novels/Web Novels (even if a couple of the supporting cast are somewhat cardboard cutout LN tropes, but they pull it off well so it's fine), and beautifully translated as well. Rather than "I am a paragon of honor, and will fight to the death those who dishonor me!" Or "I'm going to build myself a harem of hot girls!", this MC has a much more grounded, realistic mindset. That doesn't mean he doesn't care about people disrespecting him or is... more>> oblivious to the fairer sex, but he prioritizes his wants and needs in a much more normal, human-like way. His very first priority at all times is survival in this harsh world he's been thrown into, followed by his desire to return home, and then everything else can take a backseat to that. He still gets aroused at the sight of a certain attractive naked woman, and when given a reward from the royal family he uses it to exact petty revenge against someone who was extremely rude to him. But even then, while he does embarrass someone much stronger than himself with it, he makes absolutely certain to get the Royal Family's guarantee that revenge won't be taken against him.

One thing that really stood out to me was
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when it came time for his first ever battle, the author managed to extremely skillfully convey so many things: the claustrophobia of being stuck in full armor with vision narrowed by the helmet's visor, the stress of being in a life-threatening situation, not to mention being in the most dangerous position that shoulders the lives of his comrades as well, the way that high-stress situation can limit one's ability to think and narrow one's perception of their surroundings even further, the added stress of being forced to take another human life for the first time... It's very rare that I get sucked into a novel but the author and translator managed to get me to the point that I knew exactly how he felt, I felt like I had experienced everything he had.

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