The Tyrant Empress is Obsessed with Me


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The Empress does not grant my resignation.

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폭군이 날 너무 좋아한다
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Novel Casanova
Novel Casanova rated it
November 4, 2023
Status: c10
I do not understand why is this so highly rated. This novel attempts multiple things yet it succeeds at none of them.

The descriptions are surface level no scene or person is truly given time to develop. They're given a mostly irrelevant one-liner and the story moves on assuming you to fill the rest of the gaps.

It also suffers from the fact that the prologue/ chapter 0 already starts in the middle of the plot so the first tens of chapters are just rushing through random events that led him to... more>> continuously get promoted, except it doesn't actually tell you why he became a civil servant at the start.

MC comes pre packaged with baggage you are just assumed to understand, the girl is a 'tyrant' in the original work, Apparently that is all you need to know to stake your life and do anything to get away from that situation. What part of her makes her a tyrant? Why does he actively avoid the princess? Because shes the future tyrant of course, that book from my last life said it, so dont question more. Its like an incredibly shallow worldview.

Instead of using the opportunity to make it show that the MC is skilled but intentionally trying so hard to fail at his job that he succeeds instead, he just gets deus ex machina levels of luck to 'fail upwards'. Hes not trying to do good despite being in a bad situation. He's trying to do bad and just by sheer luck he does good. He supports an orphanage because he has an ulterior motive to get closer to the 'protagonist' of the story. He doesnt side with a good person thats a reformist because he 'knows' the reformist will succeed but die in the process.

This is not a person with ideals or rather anything, its some random witless coward doing what he thinks in his shallow mind is the path to living. Except even that part isnt written properly. When this future tyrant insists on being his assistant he doesnt see that as an opportunity to change the future but instead as a death flag. Not that any of this is explained properly because its like the book leaves more than half of the 'content' out.

Just skip this. Its not worth reading. A 5 out of 10 at best, aggressively mediocre with an empty feeling. <<less
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icerror rated it
October 17, 2023
Status: c13
Surprisingly well written and fun. The novel really hit the balance for troupes of misunderstanding: grounded logic, absurd development, irony, and how the misunderstanding of others rings somewhat true. I especially like how there is this undertone of true worth, of something going for the MC even without all his luck: complete confidence he will land on his feet after he loses his job and thrive, wherever he might be; his decision to buy all the sandwiches just because it's good, and that the seller works for a charity... It's... more>> a lot of show don't tell, keeping down even the part where others praise the MC for his supposed good deed.

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AmicableKraken rated it
October 21, 2023
Status: c14
Basically, MC (civil worker) trying to get demoted and escape the kingdom cause he know the future so he try to show how poor his performance is unfortunately he got SSS rank luck (?) so everything he done only make him looks like competent worker. Quite interesting 1 pov (yup, just MC pov), I can't give it 5 star yet cause most of kn got great start and then a bit disappointed at the ending, but I definitely recommend this if you like good misunderstanding
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Cheungbat57 rated it
November 3, 2023
Status: c22
Never wrote a review but so far this novel was too enjoyable for me not to recommend it.

Even though the MC knows he reincarnated into a novel, it's not the overused concept of knowing future events and taking advantage of them. He just knows if he continues to be a government official, a rebellion in the future will probably kill him.

Thus he tries to mess up or perform badly to get fired, but luck means he succeeds every time. That's the main recurring plot.

Don't take the novel too seriously and... more>> you'll have good a time. Each chapter is like it's own self contained episode and I find myself giggling every time <<less
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Baccharis Trimera
Baccharis Trimera rated it
November 19, 2023
Status: c28
"Being simple and straightforward, it's not a work of art that will change your life, nor does it try to be. It's simply a fun story about a man with such absurd luck that it's almost comical. Every time I read a new chapter, I find myself with a smile on my face, and for me, that's more than enough to recommend this work to others. In conclusion, in my opinion, the following comment perfectly captures the vibe of the story:"

Cap 16 by Rin

" Tries to fail- becomes a hero

Tries... more>> to succeed- makes a religion and becomes god " <<less
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nEoQuIcKsiLvEr rated it
October 29, 2023
Status: c50
It's a fun comedy series, with a lot of luck and humor on the MC. It's not supposed to be serious and becomes a fun read going through the antics of MC succeeding through failure.
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Benjam35 rated it
November 23, 2023
Status: c29
I have been looking for a new novel for a long time to read and am glad I came across this one. A man who constantly fails upwards when all he wants to do is fail has been more entertaining than I thought it would. The man probably got reincarnated by the god of luck or something as no matter what he tries he always succeeds. Don't let it fool you that it is his only quality though as he also works hard to make people's lives better. Quite entertaining... more>> and looking forward to more chapters. <<less
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Reindeer rated it
December 23, 2023
Status: c39
I haven't read something this fun for a while now, this was a really great find. Usually when it comes to this type of Korean comedy novels it can get way too exaggerated or over the top. And that's actually no different in this novel, except it actually fully embraces how absurd the plot can get. You can find the MC working as a construct worker, spending time in the prison, spending a vacation in a tribal village, the plot can get really unpredictable in where it goes and I... more>> love that. The plot never takes itself seriously, but the crucial thing is that the MC does take his situation very seriously since it's a life or death matter for him. It forms a delicate balance between being just serious enough for you to care about what's happening but also silly enough to be an enjoyable ride.

One thing I'm very pleasantly surprised about is how the main heroine of the story is not over-the-top like how the main heroine in other novels in the genre treat their protagonists. I was fully expecting this to be another cringe fest where the heroines have no personalities but yandere who have some inexplicable affection for the MC, and so far we haven't had that yet. The main heroine tries her best to act like a normal person because people aren't supposed to know her real identity and that is such a refreshing dynamic to me who usually hates this archetype. She doesn't have a lot of screen time as well, losing to even a few other side characters in the novel because it focuses more on how the MC fails upwards in society.

So far the vibe of the novel is very much a slice of life setting and I love that, the pacing is reasonably fast but also doesn't rush, there's just a lot of events happening in a short amount of chapters which I just really like. All in all a great novel if you're into this sort of thing, if you're the type to take medieval fantasy novels too seriously you might feel like it's insulting your time but if you're just here to waste your time because you're bored then this novel is more than good enough for a day's worth of entertainment. Looking forward to reading the novel regularly from now on. <<less
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aminy rated it
December 26, 2023
Status: --
The first few chapters are rough, it's written in like a much prolonged prologue. The translator seems to put genuine effort though, going out of the way to explain slang and references. The chapters have more depth and details later on, it seems like a normal story instead of short memoirs or synopsis once most of the major characters are introduced.

Comedy is the primary focus, so I wouldn't take this novel seriously. Just treat it as a light-hearted wish-fullfilment story.
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AMissingLinguist rated it
December 17, 2023
Status: c9
Is this supposed to be funny? I haven't laughed, giggled, chuckled, or even smirked while reading this. This story isn't even funny unintentionally. Not a single situation in the first five chapters hint at comedy. The author expects readers to laugh at the absurdity of Ascal succeeding when he wants to fail, but the setup and punchline doesn't work with zero exaggeration. Ascal reacts to every situation with mild anxiety rather than an overblown meltdown. He continues to do his job, and his only plan is to go to his... more>> job with only a minor amount of tardiness. Even his co-workers are better examples of comedy by bringing pillows to sleep at their jobs, which would fit in a situational comedy sketch from The Office.

Without humor, this novel has very little to offer in terms of plot or character development. The translation is done well. Unfortunately, the story is not worth the effort. <<less
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December 5, 2023
Status: --
It's fun and well written enough.
Misunderstanding trope at work. Trying to fail and unintentionally succeeding, side characters having a misconception on the Mc's actions, and etc etc.
My only pet peeve is the lack of MC, Ascal's background. We know he's trying to get fired, but we have no knowledge of his personality beyond trying to get fired. It is fine and all considering the target of the story though.
Nonetheless would have liked information on the primary guy we're reading about.
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Kazuichi rated it
November 25, 2023
Status: c30
Ngl first review, never done it before so Ima be quick

This story is rather good, at first glance the plot seems to be headed in a very generic direction. Pretty much some dude gotta escape from this yandare empress. So when I read the first 10 chapters I was decently surprised with how it actually turned out.

The story is light hearted with elements of romance and slice of life. Everyday we have are MC try to get fired but successfully fails and ends up getting promoted/awarded for his efforts which... more>> in many chapters is rather hilarious as it’s the punchline towards the story.


one really good example is when the MC travels to this village in order to succeed in helping what seems like a hopeless village from starvation, this isn’t out of good faith but instead a plot as he thinks this will actually result in a failure and end up getting fired but instead he ends up becoming a religious deity


Most chapters are self contained as in they detail one day out of the character so theirs no story plots (as far as ch 30) that last longer then 5 chapters nonetheless their are still events that are recounted or directly affect further chapters which to me is very refreshing as I don’t feel the drag that comes with having long storylines.

The characters are also very memorable with each having its unique trait personally that makes most of them rather likable. My favorite has to be the prince the way he acts is just too good.

Any how if your looking for a good read and nothing too serious give it a try as I certain you will like it. <<less
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SumitJagtap rated it
December 10, 2023
Status: c36
Hats off to the author for writing and the translators for translating this. Quite the rollercoaster story as most of the time the things that happen are happening on their own while the MC is just trying to live his life as peacefully as possible ... more>>

Which in turn leads him to do everything he can to get fired from his job as a civil servant of the Empire.

which just leads to more misunderstandings.

The story is just a slice of life with comedic effects and an undertone of seriousness mixed in due to its medieval settings

as even his home-cooked confectionery is more delectable than those baked by top patissier

so it might not be a good one for those who want action and adventure of a powerful MC who curbstomps anyone and everyone that come his way as this MC Ascal himself has no real martial or magical power for any kind of conflicts.

You can think of this story as

one whose protagonist himself understands the absurdity caused by his actions and is just trying to somehow untangle himself from the main plot and live a normal life away from the soon-to-be-war-ridden-according-to-the-original-plot-Empire

so read it for fun and if you don't like it then you should just find something to suit your taste. <<less
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anyaforger rated it
April 7, 2024
Status: c32

MC wants to leave

Everyone: I must have you

It's a comedy-focused novel, so don't expect much from the tyrant and obsessive on the title. Maybe the author will explore that later, but 30 chapters in and it is mostly just MC having incredible luck (or unlucky) and people praising him.

It's kind of like an office comedy in a fantasy world. It's good, I just wish the author pushed along the tyrant/plot more. The title should be "I'm trying to get fired, but I keep getting promoted".
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