Book Giveaway

Goodness! I haven’t posted all that much lately, have I? But there was a review not too long ago, at least. It was rather quiet before that though…

Either way, my blogoversary just passed last month, and my birthday was today (August 9th), so I wanted to hold a giveaway! I also said last year that I would hold one, and it’s about time, isn’t it?

This time I’m giving away 4 copies in total — 2 copies of 2 different titles: The Living Waters by Dan Fitzgerald and Young King Arthur And The Round Table Knights by Cara Aisling.

The Prices

The Living Waters is a sword-free fantasy novel and book 1 in the Weirdwater Confluence Duology. It’s about two nobles going on an adventure and features LGBTQ characters and meditation magic. As much as I adore this story, I never got around to review it because of my poor health. I promise I’ll get to it. Soon ™. As soon as I do, assuming I do it before the end of the giveaway, I’ll make sure to link it! Keep an eye on my Twitter for an update.

Young King Arthur is on the other end of the spectrum. I never shut up about it. In this Arthurian novel, we get to follow Arthur as he begins his journey to become a grey king, coming from the humble origins of being a baker. Merlin is one of the best characters ever and I will never shut up about that fact. There is also a manga version in the works, as well as a game. Very exciting!

I will give away 2 copies of each, one to 4 separate winners, which will be chosen at random. First prize winners get two choose a book, and the second prize winners get the one left for the platform they were chosen for.

Read more for further details on how to enter and the rules regarding them.
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The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System vol 2

This is part of my growing number of Mo Xiang Tong Xiu posts. If you want to find more, check out the author tag here.


Releasing three beautiful flowers had been a purely unthinking mistake. Shen Qingqiu had certainly never planned to fill in the gap left behind himself. He had that old feeling of having accidentally picked up the wrong script—it made him vaguely suspicious that that scam of a System was still around.

Three years passed with Shen Qingqiu living a perfectly peaceful life — when he wasn’t out travelling, he might have given his disciples some guidance, and now and then he needed his medicine as well. One day, though, he got a sudden quest and to his horror, it turned out this quest not only was demons feeding themselves, Luo Binghe has already returned from the Endless Abyss. Now he had to get away and quick! But things are never easy for Shen Qingqiu and even after changing his hardware, he didn’t get rid of that virus of a system haunting him.

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The Missing Piece

Just want to say that this blog is surviving another year, as I just paid the annual costs a little while ago. My wallet hurts and the fact I also ordered more BL made it hurt even further. But worth it!

…I think?

I will also, probably, post reviews on any day of the week at any time starting today. My life has changed a lot over these past years, and I need to adjust my posting to that… even though it’s been difficult to admit, at the end of the day.


A faint smile appeared at the corners of Ji Mingxuan’s mouth. His voice was beyond gentle: “Shen Mo, did you call the wrong name?”

Shen Mo finally remembered what he was supposed to do. He approached Ji Mingxuan and held his hand. “Mingxuan.”

“Yes.” Ji Mingxuan leaned affectionately toward him, whispering, “Don’t forget our relations.”

“Lovers,” Shen Mo smoothly answered.

Fake lovers, he added in silence.

For the past three years Shen Mo has been in a fake relationship with Ji Mingxuan, to please Ji Mingxuan’s sister Ji An’an. But when she returns after three years abroad, so does her boyfriend — that is, Shen Mo’s ex-boyfriend — Zhou Yang. Shen Mo is reminded of his past, while confused by his contract lover Ji Mingxuan, and bothered by the ex he has since long let go of.

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Batch #17: BL Webcomics

I know I’ve said the nest post was supposed to be The Living Waters, but I’ve been unwell and tired these past months, and haven’t had the energy to finish the review. It’s felt like a heavy weight on my shoulders, even, which doesn’t help when I need a nap every few hours to get by. So I wanted to do something easy, hence a batch post! The theme is BL webcomics that are adaptations of Chinese novels I’ve read. Or, you know, BL webcomics. AGAIN.

On a different note, I had a poll on Twitter about tags a while ago. I asked if I should add genre and/or age tags. Genre tags seemed to be a given, but age tags I was a bit hmm on. Since I’ve already had so many posts and I work on this site entirely on my own, I can’t do any major addition or changes like this in the tagging system after this, so I’ve decided to only add genre tags. Demographics and the like won’t be a tag. I apologise to anyone who anted them, but as usual, I’ll be writing its content is unsuitable for a younger audience.


Fake Slackers
The two school tyrants of the east and west building — whose exams score place first and second from the bottom, coincidentally meet for the first time in a street fight during summer break. When the second year begins, the students of class 2-3 are terrified out of their minds, because the violent tyrants are in the same class. Not only that… their seats end up being next to each other! They are surely going to fight! But appearances are not always as they seem…

I love the novel this has been adapted from. I’ve read Fake Slackers 3 or 4 times in a year, I think. So, you know, I really love this one. It’s currently on hiatus, which isn’t a problem for me because I’ve already read the story so much I know it pretty much by heart. But I could see how it would be frustrating to others, especially since it’s pretty much at the very beginning of the story. I think the art is really good and the way how the people in the app get chibi characters is so nice. The translation seems slightly iffy, though, with some variations in screen names and so on.

You can read Fake Slackers on BiliBili, and I’ll try to get a review of the novel up sooner or later.

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The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System Vol 1

This is part of my growing number of Mo Xiang Tong Xiu posts. If you want to find more, check out the author tag here.

Also, I’m sorry for the lack of update, my health hasn’t been very good at all and I’ve been busy with working on stuff. But I’m happy to announce that, believe it or not, I tied third for an award as a queer author of youth (YA/NA) fiction.


“Dumbfuck author, dumbfuck novel!”

After cursing out the novel Proud Immortal Demon Way and its author with his last breath, Shen Yuan woke up in an unfamiliar place. Having promised himself not to ask anything stupid if he ever transmigrated, he’s quick to adapt… and realises to his horror he’s the villain with the most miserable end in the very novel he cursed out, and with an annoying system telling him to improve the novel to boot. Can he improve the story, fill plot holes and not kill himself in the process?

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Madou Soshi Season 1 Episode 6

Note: This is part of my growing number of posts of works and adaptations of works by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. Because of the release of the novels Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System, Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation and Heaven Official’s Blessing, all reviews related to Mo Xiang Tong Xiu can be found under the author’s tag. Madou Soshi is the Japanese title, and this is about the Japanese audio drama with Japanese names.

SPOILER WARNING! If you have yet to read Mo Dao Zu Shi (novel or manhua), watch the animated adaptation or read my previous posts, this post may contain spoilers of past episodes. I suggest checking out the Madou Soshi tag for summaries of past episodes.


To think you wouldn’t tell me about such a good place to heal the wounds. Geez! AH! So cold!

I came here to cultivate, not to heal my—. Don’t play in the water!

But it’s cold! Brrrr! Way too cold!

Don’t swim!

I just want to get to where you are; it seems warmer over there.

Ran Gishin (CV: Toshiyuki Morikawa) brought Gi Musen (CV: Tatsuhisa Suzuki) and Kou Chou (CV: Hikaru Midorikawa) with them to exterminate water ghouls, though Ran Bouki (CV: Satoshi Hino) questions it. Are these people really capable of handling such a dangerous task?

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And here comes 2022!

Happy New Year!

Wow.

2021 was wild. I thought the 365 months of 2020 was something, but how did I manage to get 5 major and a severely sore throat which may have caused lasting damage all in one year? I spent more or less 6 months recovering! SIX! MONTHS!

So, let’s just recap the year a bit.

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2022 Schedule

Happy New Year! My Annyversary post will be out in a few days, don’t worry.

Today I’m sharing my tentative schedule for this year though!

This year I’ve added holidays, days off, and more character birthdays. I also added when schools are on break, because during those periods of time I will without doubt be busier. I also chose to colour code the days off to make it a little easier to figure out.

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Drunks

This consists of two short stories. The titular story, Drunks, is about a man who is dragged out to drink. When he’s on his way home, he meets a woman who bites him. He wakes up the next, thinking it was a dream, but turns out he really came across a vampire.

The second is titled Tick Tock, and relationship between a woman who had been asleep in cryostasis for over a century and the descendent of her brother.

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Release Schedule

Alright, it’s time to give you a new release schedule. I’m getting therapy for my injuries, but am feeling better and ready to take this on again!

While Beyond the Horizon isn’t ready yet by any means, When the World Falls, I’ll be Safe from the Wrath of God will begin updating again. Just as before, it will release on Mondays, but I’m shifting weeks from even to odd. I will take a short break after each chapter, so around every 9-10 parts. We have 5 parts left of Chapter One: The Elemental Mage, so it won’t be right away! Continue reading “Release Schedule”