Everyday the Protagonist Wants to Capture Me

Chapter 88 (end) – Every Day the Protagonist Wants to Capture Me

Chapter 88 <— click on the link to read it.

Hooray! This project is now completely translated! Today is International Translation Day so it’s good timing, too.

Every Day the Protagonist Wants to Capture Me Stats:
  • Start date: August 30, 2017
  • End date: September 30, 2020
  • Project duration: 1127 days (3 years, 1 month)
  • 88 chapters (80 main chapters + 8 extras)
  • That means one chapter was released every 12.8 days

I think that is a pretty decent frequency!

Of course, these last few chapters were all extras. If I were to exclude the extras and consider chapter 80 as the end chapter, then the stats are as follows:
  • Start date: August 30, 2017
  • End date: November 8, 2019
  • Project duration: 800 days (2 years, 2 months, 9 days)
  • 80 chapters (main story)
  • That means one chapter was released every 10 days

Now that this project has ended, I feel happy, proud, and even a little bit melancholy now that it’s all over. It has been a pleasure to work on Every Day the Protagonist Wants to Capture Me.

I hope everyone has enjoyed this journey! Thank you very much for accompanying me on this rollercoaster of emotions as we all read how Chu Yu went from a clueless teenager uncertain of himself into a strong and confident young man. Xie Xi went from a (secretly yandere) little flower-like child to… an openly yandere adult. 😀

When I read the early chapters, I’m amazed at how the main characters’ relationship has progressed from childish love x doting older brother into… obsessive lover x doting lover!

Thank you again for reading and let’s read more great stories. I look forward to more exciting projects in the future.

If you haven’t done so yet, please check out my previous project: The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love

Summary: An antifan was transported into the novel he was reading and becomes embroiled in the main character’s affairs.

Why you should read it: 

  • The reader is deaf (this could be the only danmei where there’s a main character with disabilities).
  • The novel’s main character is a shapeshifter with 8 different (and supremely beautiful/sexy) forms.
  • There’s a lot of explicit, rather kinky *cough* scenes which are all different. There’s at least one for every form (human, elf, dragon, angel, demon, beastkin, lich, gnome).
  • Actually a really sweet love story with a happy ending. Edit: based on a comment, I should add that there are some dark moments.
  • Completely translated, no waiting needed!
8 races time
Xiu and his 8 different forms

Review by Reitian: Absolutely amazing. This is exactly what I look for in a novel. Not only did it have a complex and well thought out plot with great pacing, the character development was steady and believable. I loved that the plot actually ventured on a dark path and I enjoyed the grotesque descriptions. There was action. There was adventure. Most importantly, it was consistent. Sometimes I feel like halfway through BL novels (specifically), the author gives up on the plot so the main CP can get together. That doesn’t happen in this story. Everything about it was intense, especially the romance. The attention to detail not only wraps everything up nicely, it weaves and threads the piece together.

lich xiu
Xiu in Lich form, casting a spell

Chapter 87 – Every Day the Protagonist’s Shizun Is Teased

Chapter 87 <— click on this link to read today’s chapter.

Are You OK – I am obsessed with this Chinese animated series!

Someone recommended this donghua (Chinese animation) to me and now I can’t get enough of it. Despite the serious-sounding summary, it’s mostly comedy. At least, I think it is. Looks like there might be some serious plot stuff later on.

are you ok donghua Title: Are You OK (You Yao)
Based on the novelhttp://www.jjwxc.net/onebook.php?novelid=3299809
Myanimelisthttps://myanimelist.net/anime/41916/You_Yao

Summary: Today, the imperial court is soliciting transmigrators, giving them various positions according to their talents, changing the ancient civilization with modern technology, and trying to create a new world. Zuo Yunqi is just an ordinary young master, mixed with the court in disguise as a spy to save his father. However, he was recognized by one hired specifically to spot such spies, and the two engaged in an epic battle of wits.

Alternate summary:  3d comedy donghua in which transmigrators have started appearing in ancient fantasy China en-masse. They’re being rounded up by the government for their Big Brains™ and given positions of power/money/wealth (source)

Watch it onlinehttps://www.iq.com/play/19rzcsofps (free and with English subtitles)

Have you been watching this? What do you think of it?

Thanks for reading.

Chapter 86 – Every Day Third Shidi Is Being Wooed

Chapter 86 <— click on the link to read the chapter.

I’m Stanning the Prince

I'm Stanning the Prince

Korean webtoons are all the rage now. I like them because they are colored and are pretty much always optimized for mobile.

I’m Stanning the Prince is a new one that I like.

Summary: Angela’s real person fanfiction about the Prince was a huge hit! Unfortunately for her, a novel like that was considered treasonous. Therefore, she had to go on the run from the royal guards. Fortunately, she was saved by the Prince himself. This is the story of a fangirl heroine and the Prince who doesn’t know how to act around her. As they bicker back and forth, they start growing closer…

Note: “Stan” means an overzealous or obsessive fan. I guess that is what the “stanning” in the title means.

I like it because it’s funny but it could use more action. I’m super envious of the main character who can actually spend time with the object of her worship. The Prince isn’t the usual cold and haughty royal with facial paralysis that you would expect from the description. He’s actually… wait no, that would be a spoiler.

It’s a fun webtoon.

Read online – https://mangadex.org/title/45586/i-m-stanning-the-prince

Do you also like Korean webtoons? What’s your favorite webtoon?

Thanks for reading.

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 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 83 – Every Day the Original Protagonist Gets Bullied by Me

Chapter 83 <— click on the link to read it.

As promised, another Monday, another chapter! This one is an extra about the original novel’s Chu Yu.

I hope to continue with a Monday release schedule for the rest of this month.

My favorite Mo Da Zu Shi song. I think it’s about Lan Wangji’s longing for his beloved.

I also have a favorite fan song for Mo Dao Zu Shi. It’s “My Name is Wei Wuxian.” Uh, warning: Don’t watch it in public since you might burst out laughing. Some suggestive but not explicit images.

Thanks for reading.

Chapter 82 – Every Day the Protagonist Wants to Play With Me

Chapter 82 <— click on the link to read it.

Hi guys! I hope everyone had a fun holiday season. I hope to return to our usual weekly schedule. My goal is to publish a chapter every Monday.

If you have a bit of extra money, please consider donating via the BC Novels Ko-Fi since I have to pay the website hosting bill which is due on Feb 20, 2020.

Solo Leveling’s Current Story Arc is Amazing

I don’t think I’ve talked about Solo Leveling much but it’s a great webcomic. The art is very dynamic and awesome. The characters are interesting. The story is… well, it’s actually just the standard “weak to strong” story but I like it. It’s the classic noob to hero thing.

You’ve probably already heard about Solo Leveling since it’s quite popular right now.

Mangadex link – https://www.mangadex.cc/title/31477/solo-leveling/chapters/

By the way, Mangadex lost their .org domain. I’m waiting to see if they can get it back before I change all of my old links to the cc domain.

Thanks for reading.

Chapter 81 – Every Day the Protagonist Wants to Devour Me

Chapter 81 <—— click on the link to read it

Heaven’s Official Blessing animation trailer!

The original is here – https://www.bilibili.com/bangumi/play/ep291902

I don’t know a lot about Heaven’s Official Blessing since it’s the longest of our dear author’s works and I think I’ve only read 10% of it. I do like what I have read thus far…

But I have been warned that it’s very tragic and intense.

How do you like the trailer? I wish Scum Villain’s trailer was 2D like this. It looks pretty awesome!

What news is there about Heaven’s Official Blessing animation? I’ll try to reply to comments but my internet is being wonky so please forgive me if I seem to be absent for a few days.

Thanks for reading.

Chapter 80 – Every Day the Protagonist Wants to *cough* Me

Chapter 80 <— click on the link to read it.

Have you read the Witcher novels?

In 2000 or 2001 someone recommended The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski. series to me. It had been published in the 80s-90s… but only in Polish. I read some English fan translations and was hooked! It didn’t get an official English translation until 2007.

However, I’m sure most people probably heard of the Witcher video game series first. A lot of people might not even have heard of the books at all. That’s why it’s a bit hard to talk about the Witcher on the internet since 90% of people will talk about the video game instead of the fiction series it’s based on.

The good news is that there is an upcoming The Witcher Netflix series! It’s based on the books, not the video game. I’m cautiously optimistic even though the trailer seems to be taking liberties with the story. For example, the line “I thought you’d have fangs…” is not in character for the books. I guess the TV show adaptation will be dumbing things down for viewers.

I do like the main actor, Henry Cavill, though. I first watched his word on The Tudors. He was excellent. Here’s a video of him in the Tudors:

Thanks for reading.

Chapter 79 – Every Day the Protagonist Wants to XXX Me

Chapter 79 <— click on the link to read it.

The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs (aka Otomege Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai Desu) is a great novel with a manga adaptation.

The otome game-based manga that I have read all have female main characters but this one has a hilarious trash-talking male MC. I really like him! He’s kind but he’s not a beta male like many Japanese MCs. On the other hand, he’s also not an “edgy isekai MC” who murders people left and right. He’s reasonably logical but funny.

Summary:

Leon, a former Japanese worker, was reincarnated into an “otome game” world, and despaired at how it was a world where females hold dominance over males. It was as if men were just livestock that served as stepping stones for females in this world. The only exceptions were the game’s romantic targets, a group of handsome men led by the crown prince.

In these bizarre circumstances, Leon held one weapon: his knowledge from his previous world, where his brazen sister had forced him to complete this game. This is a story about his adventure to survive and thrive in this world.

Read it online here – https://mangadex.org/title/31032/otomege-sekai-wa-mob-ni-kibishii-sekai-desu

Thanks for reading.