Reader and Protagonist

Chapter 88.2 – Translation Notes

Chapter 88.2 <— click here to read the chapter. Thanks to anonymous for the donation.

Translation Notes

Lately, I have been putting in more translation notes at the end of some releases.

I was inspired by /a/nonymous, the scanlators of Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san who often have notes on the food featured in the Maiko-san manga.

Their TL notes are very interesting and succinct. Here is an example:

tl notes
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Nice, huh? It’s simple, easy-to-understand, and very interesting. The images also help a lot.

Thank you for reading.

Reader and Protagonist

Chapter 88.1 – I like a man who can bake delicious goodies

Chapter 88.1 <– click on the link to read it.

He loves to bake

ice knight

Oh!!! So a lot of people have read The Legend of the Sun Knight! Cool.

Apart from Sun, there are also a lot of interesting and funny characters. One of my favorites is the Ice Knight. Traditionally the Ice Knight has to be cool and aloof.

After many years of maintaining a “freezing cold” expression on his face, the current Ice Knight now has facial paralysis. He can’t show his emotions on his face but he can express himself by baking! He’s an expert baker who likes to give gifts to his fellow knights.

What? You say he’s a super handsome and kind person who loves to bake?

Count me the eff in! *signs the “Ice Knight fan club” application form*

slight spoilers

IIRC, there was one time when the Sun Knight found out that women considered Ice to be so handsome that women would gladly carry Ice Knight on their backs (literally, they had to carry him for *spoiler reasons*). When the extremely vain Sun wanted to know how long women would be willing to carry him, as a measure of how handsome he was compared to Ice, one woman replied “If I didn’t know you, one week … but because of your horrible personality, I would run far away from you!”

Based on the women’s tastes the ranking would be:

  • Ice Knight – willing to carry him for five days
  • Sun Knight – based on appearance only, seven days

I really want to see a man so handsome that women would willingly carry him for so long.

Thank you for reading.

Reader and Protagonist

Chapter 87.3 – Knights

Chapter 87.3 <— click on the link to read it

The Temple of Light

sun knight

You know, reading all this stuff about the angel trial made me miss the other famous knight of the God of Light. I refer, of course, to the story The Legend of the Sun Knight.

The author Yu Wo 御我 gave permission to the translator and the story has been completely translated. There are eight volumes.

I recommend this series because it’s funny and heartwarming. Note: It’s not BL.


I am a knight. To be precise, I am the Church of the God of Light’s Sun Knight.

The Church of the God of Light worships and serves the God of Light, and theirs is one of the three largest religions on this continent.

As the whole continent knows, the Church of the God of Light has the Twelve Holy Knights, and each one has his own unique personality and features.

To be the Sun Knight is to have shining golden hair, sky blue eyes, a compassionate nature, and a brilliant smile.

“The benevolent God of Light will forgive your sins.”

I must have said that line at least a million times in my time as the Sun Knight.

However, the greatest wish in my life is to be able to stand before the entire continent and roar, “Damn your ‘the whole continent knows’! This Sun Knight just doesn’t feel like smiling! I just don’t want to forgive these human trashes! I just want to pepper my sentences with ‘f***’!”

Unfortunately, even to this day, I continue to wear a smile as I say, “The benevolent God of Light will forgive your sins.”

Click here to read the story.

There is also an awesome manga that is super funny. Uh, I can’t link it since batoto is down so just google it or use whichever manga website you like to use. By the way, which website are people using now that batoto is gone???

Reader and Protagonist

Chapter 87.1

Chapter 87.1 <— click on the link to read it. Thanks to anonymous for the donation.

Taking wealth from the people and making the environment worse for everyone

What a revelation! The angel race’s trial is so cruel. In the last chapter Xiu and Du Ze both realized that the light elements that the governor has been taking is destroying the environment.

I hope that everyone realizes that this is very realistic and not fantastical at all.

Every day, in real life, rich people who own factories pollute our air and land just to make more money. Ordinary businesses and people also pollute our environment.

In China, air pollution is a very serious problem but they are hardly the only country who struggles with smog and haze. Check out the photos below.

smog ny

Air pollution in New York City, 1988. Public domain image from the CDC, United States Department of Health and Human Services.


Two photos taken in the same location in Beijing in August 2005. The photograph on the left was taken after it had rained for two days. The right photograph shows smog covering Beijing in what would otherwise be a sunny day. By BobakOwn work, CC BY-SA 2.5, Link

So how is the air where you live? I personally have an air purifier in my room.

You can find out the air quality in your city by visiting this website –

Everyday the Protagonist Wants to Capture Me

Chapter 21 – Every Day the Protagonist Wants to Escape With Me

Chapter 21 <– click on the link to read it. Thanks to Lorettelala  for the donation.

Today’s Lesson: Talismans

Image from Tian Xing Yi Shi

As you can see from the image above, talismans are normally made from paper and have runes or characters written on them. Making them is an art and not just any person can create talismans. People who have been trained in the talisman-making skill can make them, give them away, or sell them since once a talisman is made, other people can use it.

They have different effects like: sealing, freezing, burning, exploding, etc. Think of it as an instant spell that a person can cast by using the talisman. They are pretty convenient since a cultivator can just pull out a talisman and use it immediately.

If you recall from a previous chapters, Lu Qingan gave Chu Yu a bunch of pills and talismans. I’m guessing they aren’t cheap.

That is the type of talismans that are used in Xianxia.

Of course, there are other types of talismans that are used even in real life. For example, have you ever seen this type (image below)?



Image by Alborz Fallah at English Wikipedia

That is a talisman/amulet that is believed to protect a person from the “evil eye.” In other words, it’s a protective charm. I think it looks very decorative. 🙂

Thanks for reading.

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Chapter 86.4 – The angel trial continues

Chapter 86.4 <— click on the link to read it.

Yes, the crab ruined our fun time.

My face when we wanted that double 🍌🍌 time but got crab blocked:

crying face
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*sigh* Those crabs are so merciless!

I’m somewhat sad, but what we did get was fun. I was glad to see the Moe Lord and my favorite facial paralysis character enjoying themselves.

Since Eric has the room next to them, I wonder if he was able to sleep that night?

Don’t worry, in the future there will still be more of the good stuff, I promise!

🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌 <— count ’em, that’s how many a silly, cute reader will have to handle in one night since the Moe Lord has eight forms.

Thank you for reading. I am currently working on the next chapter of Every Day the Protagonist Wants to Capture Me which means that tomorrow there will be no release for The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love.

Reader and Protagonist

Chapter 86.1 – I took a break

Chapter 86.1 <— click on the link to read it. Thanks to Lorette and anonymous for the donations. With this, the web hosting donation drive is finished and, thankfully, I was able to raise the entire amount just in time to pay for the website hosting this February. That is for one year so see you guys again next year!

I took a break

Just a short break. I tried to do some website improvements but, sadly, they were not successful. In fact, the website even broke one time, in case anyone noticed. I was able to fix it but I decided not to mess with it again.

My asthma is acting up again and I have a slight cough. No worries though, everything is fine. Expect some small delays though.

skeleton reflection
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I saw this amazing artwork and was reminded of our undead Xiu x Du Ze pair. Anyone know if this is from a manga/anime?

Every Day the Protagonist Wants to Capture Me

I know people have been looking for the latest release of “Every Day the Protagonist Wants to Capture Me.” Sorry for the delay. Right now TRAP is at a very important stage since we are now down to the last 9 chapters. I am concentrating on that. Once it is finished, then I will have lots of time to work on “Every Day the Protagonist Wants to Capture Me.” I will probably be able to release more than 1 chapter per week next month.

Thank you for reading.

Reader and Protagonist

Chapter 85.2 – The rival and the protagonist

Chapter 85.2 <— click on the link to read it. Thanks to Vi, Aquamist and anonymous for the donations.

The rival and the protagonist

According to the reader, this is supposed to be the final scene when he protagonist and the rival talk about life while they are alone together, right before their duel.

Of course, the novel was meant to be the protagonist’s story and everything in it works towards moving him towards the final goal.

But why do I get the feeling that Eric is much more interested in Du Ze? Eric keeps on staring and talking to some silly, cute person. 😉

Let’s not forget that the son of god has also read the doujinshi.

You know… that same doujinshi that may or may not be responsible for “bending” the protagonist.


Anyway, please read today’s release and let me know what you think. Is Eric interested in Du Ze that way? In the spoiler thread, someone who read the entire thing said that she thought Eric was just platonically interested in Du Ze as God’s Messenger, nothing more. Leave a comment if you can, please. I’m very interested in your thoughts about this.

sky city

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This is kinda like what I thought Sky City would look like but with more white buildings.

Thank you for reading.