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Chapter 92.3 – Everybody loves parodies, right?

Chapter 92.3 <— click on that if you are a bot or if you want to read a hilarious chapter. It has more than just 🍌 , Du Ze has leveled up and now uses… other stuff, too. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to read the regular chapter.

Parody = 💖

Everybody loves parodies, right? It’s always good for a laugh.

My two favorite parody stories are:

My Disciple Died Yet Again

The Strongest System

They are both funny stories with cool main characters. Don’t take it too seriously, both can be dumb but they are always fun.

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I don’t know the image source.


Click here to read the regular chapter.

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Chapter 92.2 – Do you like male yandere characters?

Chapter 92.2 The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love <— click on that link to read it. Thanks to CL and two anonymous people for their donations.

Do you like male yandere characters?

If so, have you read my manga project? It’s called “The hero suddenly proposed to me, but…”

Title: 勇者様にいきなり求婚されたのですが (Yuusha-sama ni Ikinari Kyuukonsareta no Desu ga)
by Togashi Seiya (富樫聖夜) and Watanabe Una (渡辺うな)

Summary: Greed is a super powerful hero who saved the princess who had been kidnapped by the demon king. The princess’ grateful father asked Greed what he wanted as a reward for his valor. Greed said “All I want is this kingdom’s fairest flower.” Everyone in the audience was thrilled, thinking that there was going to be a royal wedding soon. Then Greed proposed … not to the princess, but to the princess’ maid!

Project page: The hero suddenly proposed to me, but (manga)

There is also a light novel translation of it.

Here is a sample page.

The hero suddenly proposed to me, but . . .

Thanks for reading.

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Chapter 92.1 – Awesome!

Chapter 92.1 The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love <— click on the link to read it. Thanks to two anonymous people for their donations.

Do you guys rec this story?

I noticed that some people are recommending certain novels. Do you guys ever rec “The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love”? I hardly see people (who aren’t me) mention this story.

I’m a little worried that when the project is complete, no one will read it anymore since it won’t ever be on the front page of NU.

~ Sigh…

in class


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Chapter 91.3 – Kubera

Chapter 91.3 The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love <— click on the link to read it

I posted a double release today because I have something important to do tomorrow. There might be a short delay of a few days before I post the next chapter.

Kubera Webtoon

I have been reading the Kubera webtoon by Currygom. The official English version is available for free.


When I first read Season 1 I was blown away by the deep, immersive story and epic plot. The cast is huge and the setting is very interesting. Even the minor characters are cool! Season Two was also great but I started getting kinda impatient.

Have you read Noblesse? It’s kinda like that for me. Both webtoons are great but now they are really running pretty long…

IMO, no matter how good a story is, it should have a clear beginning, middle, and end. I’m not a fan of endless comics like Western ones (Batman, Spiderman, etc).

What worries me is that Kubera is already in its third season and it looks like it might go on for a very long time. I mean, is this going to go on for 5 more years? Gaaaah!

Well, my worries aside, Kubera is a great webcomic. I love the main character, Leez, and Yuta. Have you read it? Let me know what you think. 🙂

Thanks for reading.

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Chapter 91.2 – I love chibi artwork

Chapter 91.2 The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love <— click on the link to read it. Thanks to Kit and anonymous for the donations.

Cute Chibi Artwork

chibi artwork

It seems that embedding the artwork is not allowed so I have placed only a small preview of the image from the artist’s page. You can view the big version here. The same artist also has a lot more fanart here.

Chibis are so cute! I wish there was more of chibi Du Ze with chibi Xiu and their chibi pets. 😀

In other news, I came across this animation which is supposedly “The Founder of Diabolism” but when will it be out?

I’m not sure if I want to watch it since I suspect it won’t even be BL at all because of China’s censorship. I’m guessing 🦀 Mr. Crab will be all over it. One can hope, though!

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Chapter 91.1 – 💀

Chapter 91.1 <— click on the link to read it. Thanks to Kinki for the donation.

March Comes in Like a Lion

This artwork totally looks like Du Ze! Except for no headphones.




Wow! What a great drawing!

This image is of the main character of March Comes in Like a Lion (3月のライオン) aka Sangatsu no Lion

I’ve actually read the manga. Weird title but it’s really a simple, heartwarming story about a shoji player, Rei. I think there’s an anime but I haven’t watched it. I think the shoji matches in anime would be a bit much. Based on the anime they take a very long time.

Of course, it’s difficult for me to understand the shoji stuff but most of it is actually about relationships.

I’d say the manga is pretty good but a little bit boring. I also feel like the romance is weird since the girl is still in middle school. It’s worth a read if you are interested in shoji, go, and similar games.

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Chapter 90.3 – Reddit is confused by Chinese idiom

Chapter 90.1 <— click on the link to read it. Thanks to renimon20 for the donation.

Reddit is so confused

[IMAGE] These stairs count the calories that you burn instead of riding the escalator from GetMotivated

You can that the stairs in the picture have Chinese characters and their English translations on it.  What does the “add oil” in there mean? Reddit users speculated that it might mean “elbow grease” or “pour it on” or even “pump up the jam.”

A Chinese-speaking user explained it this way:

“Add oil” is a literal translation of a Chinese expression (you can see the Chinese written next to it). It means “keep going” or “hang in there”. (source)

And another explanation:

加油!Literally means add oil, but it really means for someone to gas up, or refill their energy. In other words, keep going! (source)

It seems to be a common phrase at sports events, according to this:

oh I always thought it was a figure of speech (to add oil to the fire). At world weightlifting championship i’d always hear the chinese team chant for their athletes with “(insert name here) jiayou!” (source)

Other users also weighed in about similar expression in their language:

In Swedish we have a similar saying which is literally translated to something like “put on another coal.” but it’s slightly different in that it means “go faster”. I assume it comes from when trains ran on coal. (source)

🙂 Thanks for reading.

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Chapter 90.2 – Mixed Blood

Chapter 90.2 <— click on the link to read it. Thanks to anonymous for the donation.

I’m so excited that we are so close to the end!

The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love
The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love OTP

Mixed Blood

The title of the novel is 混血. This can actually be translated in many different ways.

  • Hunxue (pinyin version)
  • Hybrid (the dictionary meaning)
  • Half-breed (also a dictionary meaning)
  • Mudblood (Harry Potter version; 混 means dirty, muddy, mixed while 血 means blood; in addition there is prejudice against such people in the novel’s world so this is actually pretty appropriate)
  • Mixed Blood – I just chose this since it sounded the most accurate

harry potter



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Chapter 90.1 – Epic length

Chapter 90.1 <— click on the link to read it.

Epicly long chapter again

Normally chapters are 3000-5000 characters. This chapter is 8,000 characters long. The next chapter after this one is 11,000 words long.

Phew! I’ll have to work hard!

By the way, I forgot if I already mentioned this or not but the manhua adaptation has started updating again. It’s in Chinese but if you read the novel here then you can pretty figure out what is going on.

You can read it here: 

crying du ze
Du Ze running away crying

I love the manhua. Lol, Du Ze’s crying/panicked faces are the best.

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Chapter 89.3.1 – Something weird?

Chapter 89.3 <— click on that link to read the new chapter. Thanks to Wisteria and Vi for the donations.

Weird website stuff

Hmm, for some reason the bot didn’t pick up my latest release? Is there something wrong with my website or is their bot not working?

No idea what happened. It’s been two hours but my release hasn’t been posted on NU yet so I am posting it again. Hopefully the bot will be able to post this on the NU front page.

Edit: Wait, I think I understand what happened. The bot thought the previous post was a “news” one not a chapter release. This one should be picked up properly.

Edit2: Okay, this one is also not updating on NU. Sigh…

Edit3: It seems that it was probably manually fixed.

Anyway, since I posted twice, I’ll be shameless and plug my other project. Have you read my manga scanlation? Chapter one is here.

Bokura no Meikyu (Our Labyrinth) ぼくらのめいきゅ- A class of ordinary high school students suddenly find that their school has turned into a dungeon. It’s a web comic comedy series.