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Chapter 79.2 – Eating tofu

Chapter 79.2 <— click on the link to read. Thanks to CourtneyArzu, Glamren, and anonymous for the donations.

Eating tofu again?!

吃豆腐 – This means 1.) eat tofu 2.) to tease 3.) to flirt. By extension, it also means “to take advantage of a person in a sexual situation.”

Webnovels often use this phrase. For example: “Did he eat your tofu?”

How did this expression become popular? No one really knows why but the usual explanation is this:

Tofu shops were usually run by a husband and wife team back in the day. The husband would make the tofu at the back of the shop while the wife would sell the tofu in the storefront. Since the wife ate tofu everyday, this made her skin tender and smooth. This supposedly attracted male customers who would go to the tofu shop to flirt with the female seller. Therefore, wives who felt jealous would scold their husbands by saying “Today, you went to eat tofu again?!” That’s how “eating tofu” has become a word that means to flirt with a someone.

The phrase can mean everything from harmless verbal flirtation to sexual harassment.

tofu
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The moral of the story is that eating tofu will make your skin nicer and will attract men!

Thank you for reading.

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Chapter 79.1 – No editor yet

Chapter 79.1 <— click on the link to read. Thanks to Yuu and Jadelin for the donations.

I’m still on break

As I mentioned before, I’m a bit stressed out so I am taking a short rest. You might wonder what I mean since I am still releasing stuff daily …

Well, what this really means is that there won’t be many early access chapters. I normally write at least 2-3 chapters in advance. That means I’m normally 4-6 days ahead of schedule. Now that I am resting, I’m 0-1 chapters ahead.

The 4-6 days in my schedule is that time I need to send it to my editor and get it back and for me to do the final editing … but I don’t currently have an editor. *shrugs* I’ve been trying to proofread and edit my own work which is kinda sucky atm, lol, I won’t lie.

Chapter 80 is more than 10,000 characters long. A normal chapter is 4,000-5000 characters. This is going to take a lot of time. Chapter 81 is almost that long, too.

homer

Anyway, don’t be surprised if there aren’t many early access chapters. I might also skip some days.

Don’t worry though, I’m not taking a hiatus. I estimate that I will still be releasing the same number of words per week or even more than normal. It just might not be everyday. Or it might be everyday, haha.

Thank you for reading this.

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Chapter 78.4 – Special Episode: Mid-Autumn Festival

Hi everyone, here is today’s chapter. This is a special episode. I am not sure where exactly it goes in the story chronologically but it was at the end of chapter 78 in the raws.

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Special Episode: Mid-Autumn Festival

Du Ze looked at the moon above the lake in the elf kingdom. The huge moon was like a round wheel in the dark sky. As a human from Earth, the full moon always made him think of the Mid-Autumn Festival. However, the time of this world and earth are not the same so Du Ze cannot determine the time of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Speaking of the Mid-Autumn Festival, in addition to this foodie missing the mooncakes, there was also the legend of Chang’e.

“What are you thinking about?”

He heard a familiar voice from behind him then Du Ze was in Xiu’s arms. The elf kissed Du Ze’s hair.

“A legend.”

“Oh?” The tone of Xiu’s voice showed that he was listening. Du Ze gathered his thoughts and then haltingly began to explain the story of the rabbit on the moon and the Mid-Autumn Festival. In order to explain about the legend of the moon, Du Ze started off by explaining how ten suns rose from Earth and scorched the fields, turning the world into a wasteland. The archer Houyi shot down nine of the ten suns. He replaced some of the elements of the ancient Chinese myth and spoke of Houyi as an Archer God. Then he narrated how Chang’e stole the elixir by saying she stole his godhead and rose to the moon to become a goddess.

After hearing the story, Xiu meditated on it for a moment then held Du Ze: “Did Houyi like Chang’e a lot?”

Du Ze nodded. If Houyi did not not like her, he wouldn’t have gone to the Queen Mother of the West to get two immortality elixirs for himself and Chang’e.

“Why didn’t he pursue her?”

“He can’t pursue her there.” Du Ze did not know how to explain it to Xiu and only said vaguely: “Only gods can enter there and Houyi failed to become a god.”

“Chang’e stayed on the moon forever and Hou Yi finally died?”

“Uh-huh.”

Xiu was silent for a while then summarized the story in his own words: “Really stupid …”

Du Ze also felt that Chang’e shouldn’t have taken both elixirs with her. After all, even if one is immortal, if one is alone then one can only end up forever desolate and lonely in the Moon Palace.

Chang’e probably regrets stealing the elixir and is bitterly lonely every night.

Xiu embraced Du Ze, cradling Du Ze’s head in the hollow of his shoulder. No light penetrated Xiu’s serene and mysterious eyes.

The archer god named Houyi was very stupid.

If you have the strength to slay the suns, why not destroy the moon?

If the two of you can’t be together, then simply pull down that person so that the two of you can be buried together.

Xiu sniffed Du Ze’s fragrance. This person has never changed since they met. Even though he was not an adolescent, he was still a young man and remained that way, as though his time was frozen.

Whether it was Cecil or the story of Houyi, the famous stories were all about the tragedy of time. Every creature in this world will age and eventually die, even the undead will decay and perish after a very long period of time. In the whole world, only a god is truly immortal.

If he fails to become a god, then …

Xiu gently bit Du Ze’s neck and when Du Ze looked up at him in fright, Xiu kissed him on the lips.

“Happy Mid-Autumn Festival.”

Du Ze could only see that Xiu’s eyes were filled with tenderness. He felt the other person’s heat on his lips and closed his eyes. The corners of his mouth curved up in a smile.

“… Happy Mid Autumn Festival.”

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Translator’s Notes:

  • Mooncakes, they have different types of yummy fillings:
By stu_spivackP1010095, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link
By SoHome Jacaranda LilauOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link
  • Oops, I accidentally clicked on “publish” instead of “save draft.” I was supposed to publish this later today. Never mind, it’s fine.
  • I thought this chapter would be super fluffy but it’s actually super yandere! Xiu! Is it me or is it actually a very cute yet also ominous/scary extra chapter? *shudder* I’d like to think that Xiu thinks that but he wouldn’t actually kill our sweet little reader. What do you think? Are you worried?

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Chapter 78.3 – Eight Races Progress

Chapter 78.3 <– click on the link to read it. Thanks to evesdropper  and anonymous for the donations.

Eight Races Progress So Far (Spoilers)

Human: ✅
Undead: ✅
Gnome: ❌
Demon: ✅
Elf: ✅
Dragon: ✅
Beastkin: ❌
Angel: ❌

As you can plainly see, we need more! Onto the gnome, beastkin, and angel chapters! Not to mention … we definitely need the “everyone, join in the fun” chapter, agreed?!

Links to all the special chapters so far. Passwords are no longer needed. Hooray! 😛

More “action” *cough* is coming soon. Please vote, I’m really curious which particular scene is the readers’ favorite. By the way, if you haven’t read the most recent harmonious health education chapter (tentacle version), it’s right there on the link above.

 

Which harmonious scene was your favorite so far?

Human
Dragon
Demon
Undead
Elf
Bananana
Other
Please Specify:

Survey Maker

I have no editor this time so errors are kinda inevitable. Please let me know if you spot any and leave a comment for me to fix it/them. Thank you for reading.

xiu in humanoid dragonkin form
I wish dragon form could have a do-over.
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Chapter 78.2 – I hope everyone enjoyed it

Chapter 78.2 <– click on the link to read it. Thanks to Kir, Luzu, and anonymous for their donations.

I hope everyone enjoyed the last release

Yesterday, there was a special extra content:

“Eight Races Tonight: The Sly, Shapeshifter Black Bellied Yandere Protagonist Chases After the Silly, Cute Little Reader”

I hope no one missed this special release. Click here to read it. 😉

fanservice

The uncensored chapter has now been released without a password. You can read it now. 😉 Please do leave a comment on that page! I really want to know what you think of that truly epic scene. It’s very … well, I will let you judge for yourself.

In addition, I have no editor at present so if you find any errors, kindly report them to me by leaving a comment.

Sorry for the inconvenience, I am doing this to make the readers visit my website instead of the websites that copy my work. It’s too much trouble though. I probably won’t do this again, lol.

Thank you for reading.

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Chapter 18 – Every Day the Protagonist is Eager to Eat Fish

Chapter 18 <– click on the link to read it.

Things are really heating up.

Last chapter I said the “fighting fairies” cover was of two women but I was probably wrong.

The “fairies fighting” bit is from chapter 73 of The Red Chamber Dream (one of the four great classical novels of China) when a girl picked up a sachet that had an image of a nude pair embracing. She thought it was an image of “fairies fighting.”

I assumed it was of two women but apparently it was a man and a woman. I apologize for the mistake.

red chamber dream
Brush painting by Qing Dynasty artist Sun Wen (1818–1904), depicting a scene from The Red Chamber Dream. Image credit: http://blog.163.com/merry_369/blog/static/181171052010101581231261/, Public Domain, Link

This chapter is unedited. Please let me know if you find any errors.

Thank you for reading this story.

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Chapter 78.1 – You know what Xiu will do after Du Ze said that, right?

Chapter 78.1 <– click on that link to read it if you are a bot who likes to copy other people’s work. You can also read it if you want a laugh. Otherwise, please scroll down to the bottom to read the regular chapter for humans. Thank you to Crystal WB, Wildelily and anonymous for the donations.

I’ve been feeling very tired these days. The holidays were a busy time for me and I haven’t had time to rest since then. The next few chapters will be on a different schedule since I need to rest a bit.

Summary of the chapter updates: 

Yesterday

  1. the early access chapter (password protected)
  2. Chapter 77.3

Today

  1. a rather funny little chapter 😉
  2. the censored version of Chapter 78.1

Very soon (irregular, perhaps every other day release)

  1. Special extra “Mid Autumn Festival”
  2. Chapter 78, all parts, complete with “that” scene, no password needed
  3. Chapter 79

I should be able to resume regular daily updates by chapter 80.

Poor little porcelain people!

This is what I thought of when I read about the porcelain people.

It’s so heartbreaking to think of those poor little china people but, on the other hand, they are in the Tower of God which means that the porcelain people are definitely a part of the trial. Is all that stuff even real? The maze is called an illusion.

Humans can go to this page. Thank you for your support.

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Chapter 77.3 – Thanks for the support.

Chapter 77.3 <— click on the link to read the chapter. Thanks to Suneary, Aforia, LePetitP, and DuzeXiufan for your donations.

I’m sorry for the inconvenience

If you were not able to get the password that I gave out a few days ago, don’t worry too much. You will still be able to read the chapter, of course. The password lock is just for a few days. I was originally planning to lock it for a long time but it seems that some of my regular readers didn’t get the password so I changed my mind. I will release the special chapter pretty quickly.

If you really can’t wait a few days then you can try to message me in the NU forums (here is my profile). I said before that you could email but then I realized that other people at home can see my email on my phone, hahaha. If you have donated then you don’t need the password since those who donated get early access to all my first drafts of every chapter.

Anyway, even if you don’t need to message me, I urge you to join the NU forums. It’s full of friendly fujoshis and fudanshis (BL lovers).

Here is the latest chapter discussion thread in the NU forums and here is the spoiler thread (caution: full of spoilers).

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Chapter 77.2 – Warning: Tentacles

Chapter 77.2 <— click on the link to read it. Thanks to Duriantram, RenaM, Aquamist, Impiousdream and anonymous for their donations.

I merged the two parts

This chapter seems to have been posted in two parts but I merged them since they are both labeled “chapter 77” by the author. It’s quite long.

I don’t have an editor so if you spot any errors, just let me know by leaving a comment. Thank you.

Tentacles

This chapter contains vine tentacles. Beware of those viscous, grabby plants that like to attack people. SFW.

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Chapter 77.1 – The very long chapter

Chapter 77.1 <— read it here. This chapter is epicly long!

No extra donation needed for early access this month

Hi, everyone! Originally I said that the early access to my first drafts would be given to those who donate every month. The first donation was supposed to be for Dec. 10 – Jan. 10, but there is good news! I’ve changed my mind. There’s no need to donate a second time. If you donated once, then you will get early access until I finish this project.

That’s because I realized that some people donated this week which means they would have to donate again in a few days (Jan. 10) to get a full month’s access which I think would be unfair.

So just enjoy the early access to all of the chapters, including the *cough* special … “hot” ones!

How it works:

  1. Go to http://ko-fi.com/bcnovels and donate any amount.
  2. Once you donate you will immediately see a thank you message on ko-fi or an email that will give you the link and the password for the early access chapters. Check your spam folder if you don’t see the email in your inbox.