The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love

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An internet troll who wanted attention, the reader criticized his favorite web novel, saying: “The protagonist is dumb and the author is stupid.”

Author: “… Got it.”

Unfortunately for him, the author actually listened to his (troll) feedback. The formerly lighthearted tale of a cute harem master suddenly became super dark and edgy. The reader could only helplessly look on as the the protagonist was abused and betrayed, finally embarking on the road to becoming completely evil. Everything was a mess!

After that the reader transmigrated into a strange world. How come the person in front of him looks like the protagonist (evil undead version)? Just what is going on?!

Note: Du Zhe (读者 meaning Reader) and Du Ze (杜泽 the character’s name) sound almost the same

Associated Names
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TRAPDHTBITL
Đọc giả hoà chủ giác tuyệt bức thị chân ái
读者和主角绝逼是真爱
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Date Group Release
04/09/18 BC Novels c96 (end)
04/05/18 BC Novels c95
03/31/18 Ainushi Translations c94
03/23/18 BC Novels c93.2
03/21/18 BC Novels c93.1
03/19/18 BC Novels c92.4
03/17/18 BC Novels c92.3
03/15/18 BC Novels c92.2
03/13/18 BC Novels c92.1
03/07/18 BC Novels c91.3
03/07/18 BC Novels c91.2
03/05/18 BC Novels c91.1
03/03/18 BC Novels c90.3
03/01/18 BC Novels c90.2
02/27/18 BC Novels c90.1
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raindroptree
raindroptree
January 26, 2019
Status: c56.2
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don't read those R rated chapters!!! eee! they hurt, they HURT!!! Don't be tempted!!! trust me!!! The dragon region was a dead killer!! I gave up on it at first but I will continue to read... (sigh..) It was very painful to read!!! Pretty much entirely rapist... Those dam dragons!! I don't know if that was the hardest area or not, if I go any further, will the beast regions be worse?? I don't know if I want to chance it. Everything up to chapter 51 was pure bliss, then straight into 52 was like rubbing a cheese grater against my brain... not sure why the writer changed so much. I ended up feeling like the MC in this novel when he read through the novel at the beginning and the author kept torturing the readers. lol. The translator group name Bursting Chrysanthemums is not for nothing!!!

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update: Just skip the dragon section if you don't want to be horribly broken..... (゚Д゚;)...... =͟͟͞͞ =͟͟͞͞ ヘ (´Д`) ノ ... the rest is good so far... o.o
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Myouko
Myouko rated it
December 24, 2018
Status: --
Honestly one of my favorite readings in a while. Such an interesting plot I ended up reading non stop. The translation team is also really good, explaining some things that could be lost without context and providing extra links for the juicy chapters. Definitely recommend it
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anon25
anon25 rated it
November 17, 2018
Status: Completed
Its ok. Kind of boring because the MC's and ML's characters are lackluster. You could mostly predict the whole story. A big con would be the MC's character. He is too submissive. They both don't have much of a backstory or character growth. All characters apart from the main couple are just background stereotypical characters who have no importance in the story so much so their life or death seem almost seem irrelevant. Its mostly a typical shoujo manga turned BL. A good thing about this novel is that the... more>> MC is a little funny for the first few chapters. <<less
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Mika700
Mika700 rated it
November 11, 2018
Status: c55
I'm not gonna lie, TRPDHTL is good, if you ignore the not so tiny facts that bugged me.

It all starts when 'some silly cute moe person', diligently following a novel badly named, but holds close to his heart, posts a negative comment beneath the latest update. It is then that the author takes what he says to heart and so a series of torturous events turn the protagonist of the novel in to a vengeance thirst character. After the novel finishes he orders the book, only to find a doujinshi,... more>> and that he'd transmigrated with self-restoring abilities.

That aside, after he successfully gains the protagonists trust (and love) they journey across the continent. Du Ze's disability makes him diverse, as you wouldn't often see that, and proves to be more alluring to the protagonist.

It is quite enjoyable, and a 3 star isn't really low, out of 10 it'd be 6. There were many inconsistencies present, though and one racial insult. For example, of all the races, the only ones with dark skin were the elves. That was what was written in the early chapters, but later on, in the elf country arc, we were led to believe that the elves who had dark skin were dark, and the one with light are good. I can't help but feel that the author could have explored that in a different way. Moreover, the "light" elves turn "dark" and are mortified to find that their skin had turned black and killed themselves out of disgust. Well, the queen did. The message was clear: dark skin was something to be ashamed of. With the white/ black contrast established, I dismissed it as a fluke, that the author couldn't have known. Though I'd be lying if I said that it was alright. That may be the reason I'd dropped it, but I still read on to see the protagonist finally make his feelings known, and to see his other forms.

The translation was perfect, as well as reading the action, until the 20th chapter or so, we get to see the characters visually, what with the manga not translated.

Again, if recommend it for those patient with racial insults and a plot that somehow lags at times. <<less
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Rukachi
Rukachi rated it
September 3, 2018
Status: c96
I was not expecting much from this. But it was so, so much better than I could have ever imagined. Xiu is both frightful and dear, a perfect yandere character whose actions and thoughts are completely understandable considering his past. Du Ze is absolutely adorable and I love how he thinks like a reader. He’s never OP and remains weak, but that doesn’t lessen his presence at all. He’s one of my favourite MCs ever. The story itself is intriguing and varies. There’s hunour, angst, and moments that really make... more>> me reflect
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for example, during the angel trial, Xiu talks to Eric about how it is not the people that he’s protecting, it is the idea of justice that he is protecting whereas Xiu does not have such biases

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. I love how meta this is and how everything is explained in the end. The ending is both fantastical but feels real. It is everything I wanted (HE). I love, love this novel to bits and love, as well as hate the fact that I’ve finished it. My standards have definitely risen with such quality storywriting. I want to thank the translator, BCNovels for providing such quality translations and detailed foot notes. Read this, you won’t regret it. <<less
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SayMrrp
SayMrrp rated it
July 28, 2018
Status: c96
Pretty unique story (at least for me). The author uses a lot of descriptive language that some people might not get, but the translator's footnotes are good.

The characters aren't that developed besides a select few, but it's okay, since the select few are interesting. The MC is adorkable and the ML is pretty cool.

Eh, it was a decent read.
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Misogi
Misogi rated it
July 2, 2018
Status: Completed
*sob* this was beautiful I'm crying.

The story had me so captured I just had to finish it in one go. The flow and pacing is really nice, it didn't feel rushed and it didn't stagnate either. It was so heart warming to see the character developement in the Protagonist and also the Reader, all those fluffy moments just made me go all GYAAAA. I'd honestly love more, I feel so empty now that i've finished it.... it was really beautiful, a nice planned out plot, adorable characters and character developement,... more>> what more can one ask for? (maybe even more smut scenes huehuehue *Q*) <<less
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Nolkeg
Nolkeg rated it
June 28, 2018
Status: c60
2.5/5 star

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I am a fan of m-m, yaoi and bl novel but this book just not click for me.
there are many little things that made me annoyed.

MC language are a f**king turn-off. Whenever I was about to be pulled in this magical world, I got a pull out by'The Moe lord', 'Some silly cute person' like Every Damn Paragraph. It's fine at first but repetitive using got me frustrating and it was annoying as hell. I tried to replace these silly pronoun by 'He', 'Du Ze' or even 'Xiu', the reading was way smoother.

The plot was rushed. The protagonist upgraded his power by awakening his bloodline. No training, No cultivating. Not buying it.

The plot armor was ridiculous.

The romance was badly written. MC was straight man who fell for the protagonist (man). I normally love this GFY trope if it is well written; it's my jam. But MC feeling toward protag remained in brotherhood zone until the protag confess to MC then Boom!, I'm gay for you baby. Not buying it. When the fuk did you develop your feeling? When you want to turn a straight man gay, it takes a lot more than just being abused (Lich experiment), guilty (for the fate of protag) and the look of the turner.

MC personality is a kill-joy. He's that kind of guy who is cluelessly stupid, not recognize a love flag despite it being waved in front of his face. His mindset was also annoying too, It was full of irrelevant garbage I didn't care about and not one bit important to the story and the emotional development of the character.

The repetitive using of silly phrase and pronoun. As mention above, a couple of times, it was funny. A hundred of times, it got real silly. STOP IT.

THE RAPE SCENE. Me and rape DO NOT MIX. The one in this story has less damage because at least MC and protag have had s*x before but it is still considered RAPE still. Just reading it make me wanted to drop it right away. MC got double f**ked by two d*ck, no lube, no stretching, his hole was even bleeding. BIG NOPE. At least protag had taken the consequence seriously otherwise I would drop this.

The s*x scene was mediocre too. Maybe it's because of the author skill, but I got no vibe of love coming from the two. One was physically aroused, while the other only want to possess and conquer.

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chobana
chobana rated it
June 24, 2018
Status: Completed
A reader likes to write flame reviews on his favorite stories so that the author will notice him. One day, he wrote a review that said the protagonist is stupid and should just die. The author granted his wish and the once peaceful, kindhearted, OP harem master protagonist started to get betrayed by all his friends resulting in his death. The reader was enraged because he just want the protagonist to ride in his happily ever after with his harem and guilty because he caused the story to changed so much. Soon after, he gets teleported to that world with a his hearing aid, clothes, and a yaoi doujinshi (LOL)

The story is quite funny because the MC doesn't have any combat skills and uses a lot of modern lingo... more>> to internally demonstrate his frustrations. The lore for novel (in the novel? Novelception) is very detailed from its races, backstories, and gods. I think this has a lot of potential but fails at some points:

    1. The progression of ML's feeling for MC: the ML suddenly just announced his love for MC. I was like wut? When did that happen???? It doesn't feel love though. It feels more of a obsession that morph into believing he is in love because MC is the only one that has been beside him (even though he made MC to have a blood contract with him, making MC unable to betray him)
    1. The progression of MC's feeling for ML: The MC initially liked ML because he is his favorite protagonist, the OP harem master. He was just going with the flow with ML's whim and then I'm surprised that he develop feelings?? Like wuuuuuut
    1. Plot: I'm confused half of the time where they are and what the timeline is??
True, the ML is handsome and OP but I think he is very selfish and obsesses when it comes to MC. The only saving grace I could think for him is that he likes giving MC a lot of pleasure and that he takes great length not to hurt him. The MC doesn't really have much character and just goes with the flow most of the time but he is very loyal to ML.

Is this story bad? Not really. The background story is fleshed out really well and tackles a lot of topics such as: is the world divided by good and evil, should the common people believe in their god, hypocrisy of the heroes, and a lot more. There are also a few but very steamy scenes that gets more and more creative as ML can transform into 8 different races so if you're into that then go read this lol <<less
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PotatoCakes
PotatoCakes rated it
June 14, 2018
Status: Completed
A typical transmigration novel where the MC is a reader that gets sent into the world and meets the ML, who happens to be the strongest person in the universe. ML enslaves the MC, but slowly starts to fall in love due to the MC sacrificing himself for the ML even though the ML has done nothing but be cruel and evil to him. This entire book's plot is wholly centered around the MC and ML looking in each other's eyes and being in love. The thin facade of plot... more>> is just the ML getting more and more OP while f**king the MC in his various "forms". Great novel if you're in it for the smut. <<less
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auroraRMC
PiCrazy31415 rated it
May 20, 2018
Status: Completed
Is there anything more satisfying than reading a LN that's already been completely translated? After getting into the BL LN genre, I picked up TRAP (haha) from the rave reviews and the tantalizing "Completed" tag. I'm here to add an irritated and confused review, or basically a would recommend with many complaints.

First off, as an obsessive fan of the King's Avatar, Yi Ye Zhi Qui?? Come on, that's obviously a reference to the gaming God. Not to mention the Thousand Forms weapon that the ML has. Much appreciated reference to... more>> my favorite novel.

Thank god this novel was completely translated, and done quite well, bc even though it was translated, it was still the most confusing novel I've read yet. The novel shifts from the MC's viewpoint to the ML's viewpoint to the original story to other things and it's just really hard to keep track of what is happening when they change. From some context, you can usually figure it out, but it can be pretty annoying. I would echo some comments that I've seen where the MC needs to get out the fantasies and the plot that he originally read, especially since the characteristics and conditions that they have are now different than before. That being said, he is an obsessive chunni so it's pretty reasonable, and when he does realize it, it's much improved. My biggest annoyance is the constant use of the hearing aid battery trope. The author keeps on making MC's hearing aid battery run out and then do some important discussion/talk that he has no idea what he's doing, to increase drama and confusion. Please. You've pulled that many times already. I got tired of that by the 5th time. Luckily it was less used in the later half of the novel.

Don't be fooled by the Comedy tag. This is basically a really dramatic tragedy for almost the entire story, with how much drama and raw emotion that happens between the MC and ML. God, it's almost disturbing sometimes what happens. For someone who loves generally amusing and comedic (often cultivation) fare, the angst is so strong you can almost feel it clawing at your heart and mind. Sigh, why are all of these MM stories like this.

That being said, this is a beautiful, beautiful story. Throughout the novel, there are so many yandere parts of the ML that were insanely emotional and heart wrenching that I reread multiple times. (Chapter 29, a total favorite) Black box comments are amazing, they just have so much raw emotion in them and it's just unbelievable. Adorable, but disturbing. I'm not sure I would like to read another book with yanderes tbqh. The MC in general is really cute as well, I love having tsundere MCs who aren't actually the annoying tsunderes (I'm thinking Toradora rn), but the MC is able to grow and interact adorably with the ML. The romance is definitely the focus here, which I am all for. I cried torrents of tears close to the end, that's when you know the emotion is so real it's physically painful. The story is also so meta that your brain starts to hurt. Would recommend, with caution. <<less
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I Saw A Shark
I Saw A Shark rated it
March 24, 2018
Status: Completed
This story is so amazing!!

At first it seems kinda 2 dimensional with a touch of comedy, but with time the characters really show their true worth. There's a reason for their behavior and once you learn their backstory, everything makes sense. It isn't just a stone faced MC and a yandere ML. This people have depth and there's reason behind their behavior. Plus the side characters have personality and aren't just there to fill blank space. They each have their own role and help the couple move forward one way... more>> or another

Story pacing is great. Doesn't seem rushed and the two have time to develop feelings instead of going from nothing to love at the snap of a finger. There are so many ups and downs and they face so many emotional and physical trials and you can really tell how they grow and learn from each one.

The author really does a good job answering questions in a way that doesn't seem forced. Why does the MC go to this other world? Why do they (MC and ML) behave the way they do? How does MC have the 'cheat ability' he has? How does this one thing lead to this other one much later on in the story? It gets answered!!
I love love love this story and I would definitely recommend this to others. The translation is top notch too <<less
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iffah
iffah rated it
March 16, 2018
Status: c92.1
Okay, this is one of the best transmigration novel I've read. The plot is interesting, the characters is cute and lovable, I really like this novel. Even though I'm not a fan of BL, but I can't help but keep reading!! So this is the first yaoi's novel I've read. Translators, please don't keep me waiting for the next chapter~
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Crystal-WB
Crystal-WB rated it
November 27, 2017
Status: v1c58.2
This story is amazing. The main character is relatable, funny and surprisingly sweet. Watching him warm the heart of "you know who" is such an uplifting experience. The story moves fast and has a nice mix of humor, sorrow, action, mystery, and of course romance. I'm so glad I stumbled onto this. BC Novels is so quick with translations. The writing is clear, plus the notes at the bottom are helpful. I also love all the drawings included in the text. Just go read it, you won't regret it.
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Boinkers
Boinkers rated it
November 27, 2017
Status: Completed
Highly recommended for BL lovers.

This novel is super duper fun to read. Interactions between the MC and ML are great!!! and the MC is sooo adorbs and funny makes me wanna fall inlove again and again with this novel~ (-ㅂ-) / ♥ ♥ ♥

I love how clingy the male lead with the MC (not to mention being yandere most of the time which hit one of my strike zones lol) ¯_ (ツ) _/¯ . Also loved how the mysteries surrounding the story was solved near ending.

Many parts of... more>> the novel where our main characters interact makes me wanna go kya kya~... and not to mention the love scenes makes me blush so much again and again lolz ⁄ (⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄) ⁄ hahaha (´ ▽`).。o♡

I wanna thank the translator for having the time translating this and being consistent with the updates. Arigatou ~ _ (:з」∠) _ <<less
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greyinthedark
greyinthedark rated it
November 26, 2017
Status: c58.1
I love this novel - not only is it extremely funny and cute, but the way it keeps playing up the tropes of the webnovel genres is fantastic. The relationship between the two main characters is wonderful, s the perfect marriage of two people who are equally socially inept but in different ways - Xiu has lost all understanding of positive emotions but compensates by being increasingly possessive of the only thing that makes him happy while Du Ze is both deadpan by nature and too preoccupied with cursing the... more>> author of the original story to notice his own feelings.

This is a novel for every person who has ever read a harem novel with one too many heroines. After all, who needs an elf princess/demon queen/beast girl/priestess of light/childhood friend when you can have a cute guy who is deaf part of the time and hilarious all of the time? <<less
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Ewewy
Ewewy rated it
November 26, 2017
Status: --
Super cute and funny! Definitely one of my favorites! Highly recommended!
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TRUESTARfan
TRUESTARfan rated it
November 26, 2017
Status: c58.1
Cough, By a reader who has read many bl novels (Ex. FOD, danmei, etc)

Its not a typical bl, especially since the ML can transform into other races and cough you know at night time ***

It’s amazing it’s amazing it’s amazing!! ^_^ Reading this is fun and so many ‘moe’ moments. It won’t disappoint!
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daydreamer_
daydreamer_ rated it
November 26, 2017
Status: c58.1
I'm usually a silent reader but this novel is so good that I just can't help but confess my love. (I'm very picky with characters) Not only the story has character development but also character building, you can easely simpatise with the MC and ML trought the their backgroud. I'm giving 5 stars for the characters, the plot and the pacing of the romance.

warning: the relationship is not really healthy (personally, I have a weakness for possessive ML - I really love them)

~ sorry for my bad english
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mereumsama
mereumsama rated it
November 26, 2017
Status: Completed
I really really really love this novel... I only eant say that this novel is really good plot wise as well as romance wise and the MC and ML are very likable. Despite being cold and ruthless to others Xiu is so gentle and sweet to Du Ze.. (though very Yandre but a good one). All I want to say is this story is really worth a shot and deserves 5 rating.
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