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)
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.
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*
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?
I’ve talked about manga, manhwa, and manhua but I’ve not mentioned my all-time favorite webcomic series – 8 Bit Theater.
It’s a sprite comic using the two-dimensional character art from the video game Final Fantasy. Therefore, it looks very retro. It’s not the art that’s amazing, it’s the writing.
The story: Four Light Warriors embark on a quest to defeat Chaos.
Black Mage — A wizard specializing in black magic with a sharp tongue who makes no apologies for being evil.
Fighter — A matchless warrior who likes swords. Naive and childish.
Thief — A greedy elf prince who uses his smarts to scam everyone.
Red Mage — He thinks that their world is a tabletop game and he’s playing a (cheaty) min-max build.
My favorite quote:
Black Mage: Know this. There is a Hell, And when you are there I shall visit upon you such dark horrors as their names cannot be spoken. Red Mage: You need more stickers.1 Black Mage: We are so far beyond stickers. Red Mage: Stickers increase your max speed. Black Mage: Tell me more.
This is one of the funniest Chinese Xianxia novels with a female protagonist I have read. The other one is My Disciple Died Yet Again by the same author.
The novel and manhua are comedic but there are some very nice story arcs and interesting minor characters. The art is okay, too. 🙂 At first, it was hard for me to adjust to the character design since I had pictured the novel characters in a different way but now I’m used to the art.
One day, Shen Ying, a foodie with no sense of direction from the modern world, transmigrated into a world of spirits and immortals. Every day is a struggle for survival where the strong prey upon the weak but the gods and devils can’t bully the extremely overpowered Shen Ying whose only goal is to eat well and loaf around all day.
Hi, everyone. As you know, there are only a few extra chapters left in Scum Villain. We need a translator for two chapters. Please message me at the NU Forums if you are interested. This is my profile – readerz. You can also leave a comment here on this post with your email and I will get in touch with you via email.
Scum Villain aka Scumbag System new trailer!!!!
Wow, so exciting!
What do you think? I still don’t know if there is any concrete release date for this. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the story isn’t too distorted.
Have you read “Inso’s Law”? It’s a Korean manhwa about a girl whose life suddenly turned into a web novel. The title, “Inso’s Law” refers to the usual shoujo rom-com cliches aka “the web novel laws.”
For example, even though some people have strange hair colors, it’s treated as normal.
I’m not sure where this story is going but it did start of strong so I am hoping that it won’t devolve into exactly the same shoujo rom-com cliches that it seems to be parodying. I’ll just keep my expectation low!
Er, the manhua is a bit… I don’t want to be negative but the faces are a bit too generic and similar to each other. However, there is some stuff that I like so I’ll bear with it. (Edit: I take it back, lol. Chapter 3 was just released and I love it. I think maybe I just needed time to get used to the art style.)
I recently learned how to bake cookies in a toaster oven. Now I’m unstoppable! I’ve made a big bowl of the cookie dough and bake a small batch of cookies every day.
To be honest, they aren’t very good. I also suspect that store-bought cookies are cheaper.
However, they have been a big success at our house. I was going to take a picture but when I went downstairs, all I found was an empty plate because my family had eaten all of them.
Did you know that you don’t actually need chocolate chips to make cookies? You can just take a chocolate bar, cut it up, then use those pieces for your cookies. It tastes great but it’s more expensive.
One of my weirder ideas was to put cornflakes in the cookies. That made it crunchy… maybe too crunchy!
I have to stop baking cookies next week because it’s too many calories but for now I am enjoying myself.