BC Novels’ new website theme is now live!

I’ve changed the look of BCNovels.com. This website is using the WordPress content management system (CMS) which allows me to make a website without messing with coding.

TL;DR – Everything is fine and you shouldn’t see any major change to the website design at all.

Long story:

This year WordPress had released some pretty major updates. Most notably, a brand new “Gutenberg editor” which is, frankly, not my favorite at all. But I’ve gotten used to it.

With these new changes, the old Dara Theme I have been using now lacks certain functionalities and customizing options that I want.

This is the old Dara WordPress Theme I was using.

I’ve chosen the Astra Theme for the new website redesign.

What has remained the same:

  • The overall look, color, and layout.
  • The font style, colors, and sizes.
  • Navigation menu on top.
  • Widgets on the sidebar.
  • The stuff at the bottom of the website.

What has now changed and why:

  • The main content is now more narrow in desktop mode (no change in mobile). I made this change for readability since wider text is harder to read. For example, newspaper text is printed in narrow columns. Ideally, text should be 45 – 75 characters per line. Right now text on BC Novels is 75 characters per line, including spaces.
  • Since the main content area is narrower, the sidebar is now wider. The change is only around 5% of the total width which shouldn’t be noticeable.

Possible future changes: I might make a logo for BC Novels. I think text is probably good enough.

Problem: Uh, the night mode button doesn’t seem to be working right now. I’m trying to fix it.

I hope everyone likes the new look. Thanks for reading.

P.S. I did test on desktop, tablet, and mobile and everything seems fine but do let me know if I’ve broken anything.

Chapter 91.2 – Scum Villain

Chapter 91.2 <— click on the link to read it.

Mo Dao Zu Shi Q – A Chibi Spinoff Series

I already talked about the Scum Villain adaptation in my earlier post “Breaking News! Scum Villain Animation” so click on that link if you haven’t read it yet.

Do you want your eyes to be blessed today? Then check out this trailer for Mo Dao Zu Shi Q (魔道祖师Q). The characters are soooooo cute!

Blushing Lan Wangji… My favorite little cutie, Jin Ling… Jiang Cheng being tsundere…

I don’t like it. I LOVE it.

I hope they do the same thing for Scum Villain. Here’s a chibi Shizun from the official donghua Weibo.

Promo art for Scumbag System

Thanks for reading.

Breaking News! Scum Villain Animation

New animation preview.

There is still no confirmed date of release but apparently it was added to “summer releases” in the official announcement (source).

I wonder if the first season is just Binghe’s childhood? I wanna see adult version Binghe more but I guess that might be a spoiler if people watch it in a preview.

What do you think of the video?

I personally prefer more traditional animation rather than 3D stuff like this but I guess I’ll watch it.

P.S. Let me know if any group has committed to subtitled the animation since I want to announce it here on BC Novels so that people will know how/where to watch it.

P.P.S. The manga/manhua is still in hiatus but you can read a few chapters that are English translated here – https://mangadex.org/title/40974/scumbag-system

Animation poster

Chapter 16 – When a Fanfic Protagonist Transmigrated

Chapter 16 <— click on the link to read it.

I Became the Mother of the Strongest Demon Lord’s 10 Children in Another World

There are only 11 chapters of I Became the Mother of the Strongest Demon Lord’s 10 Children in Another World but I already love it.

Summary: A girl from modern day Japan was summoned to another world to be the mother of the demon king’s children.

This is pure comedy so don’t expect anything other than a few laughs. The art is pretty nice, too. I love the kids! They are so adorable and funny!

I admit that at first I thought that the main character would be annoying since she’s pretty much helpless because, unlike most isekai manga protagonists, she didn’t get any powers or “cheat” skill, but she’s pretty okay. She’s the voice of reason in the demon king’s castle.

It’s a manga that makes me smile when I read it which is always nice.

The manga has been translated into English by fan scanlation group AOC Translations.

Links:

Mangaupdates – https://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=153791

Read Online – https://mangadex.org/title/36503/i-became-the-mother-of-the-strongest-demon-lord-s-10-children-in-another-world/chapters/

Chapter 85 – Every Day Third Shidi Is in Peril

Chapter 85 <— click on the link to read. This is an extra chapter about Third Shidi.

Annual Translation Stats (2019)

I don’t know if anyone else is interested in it, but I found this very interesting – https://dreamsofjianghu.ca/2019/11/09/asian-fan-translation-trends-2019/

It’s a data analysis of the translated novels at Novelupdates. Things like, which translation group has the most projects, how many days to finish translating a novel, top publishers, etc.

I particularly love the word cloud that shows which words are the most commonly used in translated titles at Novelupdates.

There is more detailed explanation at the forum here – https://forum.novelupdates.com/threads/novel-updates-analysis-feb-2020.100478/

Thanks for reading.

Chapter 91.1 – Scum Villain

Chapter 91.1 <— click on the link to read it.

I’m okay! I was sick for a few days but I recovered. To be honest, I was pretty panicked for a time since there’s a pandemic. I hope I won’t get sick again. Thanks for everyone’s good wishes. Please stay safe, everyone!

Imperial Edict (Completely Translated)

Summary:

In Xia Kingdom, the general’s granddaughter, Situ Xiu, wasn’t only weak and cowardly but she is also a stutterer! One day, her younger twin brother decided to run away on a whim. The emperor, not knowing the situation, issued an imperial edict sending her twin brother to the frontline of the war!

Shenanigans ensue when Situ Xiu must crossdress to take her brother’s place as the young general. She’s forced to lead the army against the Cha kingdom’s God of War, who is a total hottie with heterochromia.

The manhua’s 52 chapters have been completely fan translated and you can read it at – https://mangadex.org/title/35459/imperial-edict

I really enjoyed the story which is quite funny. The art is nice, with a sort of soft and clean look. Imperial Edict is a fun, medium-length read that doesn’t get boring and has a satisfying ending.

Thanks for reading.

Chapter 84 – Every Day the Protagonist Wants to Be Trained by Me

Chapter 84 <– click on the link to read it.

Today is the worst time to get sick since the place where I live is under community quarantine because of the Coronavirus but, well, what can I do? I’ve got:

  • a headache
  • the sniffles
  • chest tightness
  • shortness of breath
  • a feeling of weakness

BUT… no fever! No cough!

It’s most likely just the common cold or even allergies(?) since I don’t have a fever. Nothing to be worried about, right?

I hope so.

Today’s chapter should be okay but please let me know if I made any errors since I’m not exactly at the top of my game right now.

Thanks for reading and stay safe, everyone!

Chapter 15 – When a Fanfic Protagonist Transmigrated

Chapter 15 <— click on the link to read it.

Heaven Official’s Blessing – Rebooted Version???

I was surprised when I saw that Heaven Official’s Blessing had a new manhua. What? I don’t know what happened but they have a new, revised version.

Heaven Official’s Blessing new release

This new version has some extra stuff added in. I need to find time to read this release!

Read it online in English on Mangadex – https://mangadex.org/title/45628/heaven-official-s-blessing

Have you noticed the difference from the old version? Is the new version better?

Thanks for reading.

Chapter 96 – Scum Villain

Chapter 96 <— click on the link to read it.

Nise no Chigiri manga

Based on the otome (romance visual novel game) of the same name, the Nise no Chigiri manga has been completely scanlated in English by fans. It has 19 chapters which is a good length – not too short, not too long.

The art is pretty good and I like the male “targets.” It’s a reverse harem manga full of bishonen and ikemen, what’s not to like?

Of course, since this is the manga adaptation, not the game itself, only one route is explored. You’d have to play the game to get all the stories of all the possible romance routes.

The manga’s route is the romance with the most hot-blooded of the guys which is fine… but my personal favorite is the male yandere one. *cough* I love male yanderes only in stories, not in real life. *cough*

This is the game opening.

Summary:

Mana is an ordinary high school student who somehow travels through time to the Sengoku Jidai (Warring States) period, and encounters Uesugi Masatora, one of the generals. He decides to protect her, while his rival Takeda Shingen targets her. With Mana knowing the outcome of this war, will she change the future?

Links:

Nise no Chigiri manga – https://mangadex.org/title/3000/nise-no-chigiri

Otome Game review and summary of routes – https://sandeian.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/otome-game-review-nise-no-chigiri/

Thanks for reading.

My computer’s internet stopped working

Just an update since I said I would release a chapter today (Monday): My computer’s internet suddenly stopped working. I tried to call my ISP but the line was busy for over 30 minutes.

I hope I can get it fixed!

Status: Waiting for my internet connection to return! I’ll continue working on the next chapters when I get internet. ATM using mobile which is expensive and the screen is too small.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for a speedy return.