This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with another set of chapters in Chen Xi’s adventures. It’s Talisman Emperor Chapters 41-80 by Xiao Jinyu!
Plot Synopsis: Chen Xi was a jinx who radiated misfortune the way a torch radiated light, and everyone around him knew it. His entire clan was annihilated when he was young, and not too long after that his parents disappeared. His marriage contract? Poof. Torn to shreds and gone up in smoke before the eyes of everyone in the city, almost humiliating his grandfather to the point of suicide! Cultivation? No time for that, he had a family to take care of! This is the story of Chen Xi, a youth forced to stop cultivating and instead craft talismans to pay for his younger brother’s tuition… and who, in the process, would rise to become known by all as the Talisman Emperor….
Plot: The plot of this second set of chapters is pretty good, and really quite fast paced. It moves us along the plot and finally gets us out of Chen Xi’s hometown. I won’t say more than that because it’d be spoilers, and you know my policy on those.
Characters: We get to meet quite a few new characters, but my favorite is probably Du Qingxi. Probably because she isn’t a giant bitch.
Overall: A good set of chapters. If you’ve enjoyed the novel thus far, you’ll probably still be enjoying it.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with the fifth set of chapters in Wu Xie’s adventures. It’s Genius Doctor: Black Belly Miss Chapters 161-200 by North Night!
Plot Synopsis: Having finally started her plan in motion to remove the threat the Emperor of her homeland posed to her family and subordinantes Jun Wu Xie is now dealing with the Emperor, the Second Prince and Bai Yunxian. But the threat of the Qing Yun Clan looms over her head and with it the storm is only starting to coalesce….
Plot: This is a rather fun set of chapters. It’s fast paced and quite a thrill to read, especially for those with quick wits.
Characters: If it wasn’t obvious by now, Wu Xie is truly apathetic to anyone that she doesn’t care about. Not that I dislike that fact, I can empathize with it quite a bit myself. . While Jun Wu Yao isn’t a big part of it, his presence is always entertaining…
Overall: A great set of chapters. If you aren’t reading this series already you ought to be.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with the fourth set of chapters in Jun Wu Xie’s adventures. It’s Genius Doctor: Black Belly Miss Chapters 121-160 by North Night!
Plot Synopsis: Having started her quest to redeem her and her families fame, Jun Wu Xie now is at the palace with the high official’s at sword point. However the Emperor has just arrived on the scene and the Second Prince came along as well. However can he stop Wu Xie now that she’s determined to raise her familie’s fame and reputation?
Plot: This is a really fun set of chapters, where the title becomes even more self evident if you didn’t pick up on that already. And by fun I mean Wu Xie has absolute control over the entire situation and acts and looks like the badass she really is.
Characters: We get a couple new faces, but really the star of this set of chapters is Wu Xie. Honestly she’s probably one of my favorite female leads out there just because she’s absolutely resolute in her desires.
Overall: A very fun and solid set of chapters that showcase the best of this series.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back to covering Jun Wu Xie’s rise from infamy. It’s Genius Doctor: Black Belly Miss Chapters 81-120 by North Night!
Plot Synopsis: Having awakened her contractual spirit Little Lotus, Wu Xie is now concerned with protecting the dignity of the Lin Palace her family rules over. And all the time Jun Wu Yao is always to the side watching his little “sister”…
Plot: This set of chapters is probably where the story really takes off. It’s really awesome seeing Wu Xie being absolutely badass, and while I won’t say more than that it was highly satisfying to read.
Characters: We get to know more about Wu Xie and her family in this set of chapters, but we also get to learn a bit more about Wu Xie and her past life. There are a couple new characters, but overall it’s mostly familiar faces for this set of chapters.
Overall: A highly entertaining set of chapters that really lay down the foundation for the rest of the story. If you aren’t reading already, you ought to be.
This week for Serial Saturday I’m covering a series that’s completed by it’s author. It’s What is it like to be Eternal Chapters 1-20 by CorpseDead!
Plot Synopsis: Have you ever thought about what is it like to be Eternal? What does being Eternal even mean? Maybe I can show you what it is that you are desiring. What lies at the center of the universe, when you reach the peak of strength and power? Can love reach that place too, or do you lose your feelings the stronger you get? How long can you travel and hold onto yourself, before feeling that you are starting to fall apart, losing your mind to your strength? How long is your road? Your feelings? What’s going to win over you? The Darkness and the Hate? The Love and the Light? Or maybe none?
Plot: The plot is pretty straight forward and is clearly influenced by Chinese Xuanhuan and Xianxia novels. That being said it doesn’t follow most of the genre’s standards which is really refreshing. The main characters are almost never separated among many other things that seem to get Western readers in a tizzy.
However, I’m NOTgoing to recommend this series. The main reason is that the author shoves his own bigotry and homophobia down your throat about 70 chapters in. I dropped the series immediately after reading an incredibly bigoted sentence that instantly enraged me. If the author hadn’t done that, I’d probably praise this series endlessly as what I hope to see in most Xianxia or Xuanhuan series for the way the author treats love interests. But they did and frankly it pisses me off that what was turning into a rather awesome series quickly was destroyed by only a single sentence that the author wrote.
Characters: Hiro and Alice are our leads and they are a pretty awesome pair of leads. It’s a pity that the Author decided to utterly destroy his story by including his own prejudices.
Overall: Stay far away from this series. While it’s completed and starts off really strongly, the single homophobic remark the author makes absolutely ruined my impression of the series entirely.
Personal Status: Dropped because the Author is a homophobic bigot.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m covering a new series. It’s Talisman Emperor Chapters 1-40 by Xiao Jinyu!
Plot Synopsis: Chen Xi was a jinx who radiated misfortune the way a torch radiated light, and everyone around him knew it. His entire clan was annihilated when he was a baby, and not too long after that his parents disappeared. His marriage contract? Poof. Torn to shreds and gone up in smoke before the eyes of everyone in the city, almost humiliating his grandfather to the point of suicide! Cultivation? No time for that, he had a family to take care of! This is the story of Chen Xi, a youth forced to stop cultivating and instead craft talismans to pay for his younger brother’s tuition…
Plot: This is a pretty fast paced novel and these first forty chapters are really quite entertaining. Chen Xi is a pretty unlucky fellow and doesn’t fall into the traps that some characters have in other series, “cough” Linley “cough”. This is quite a fun series and frankly one of the better ones out there. It also helps that isn’t published by Qidian which means no bullshit on the publishers side.
Characters: The entire cast is great, although my favorite might just be Du Qingxi.
Overall: A great series to read, although few chapters have been released thus far, only a bit over 240.
For those who like: Xuanhuan, Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Martial Arts, Romance, Great Plot, Fantastic Cast of Characters.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’ve got the second set of chapters for Jun Wu Xie’s journey. It’s Genius Doctor: Black Belly Miss Chapters 41-80 by North Night!
Plot Synopsis: She was a peerless genius in the 24th Century – all she needed was a silver needle and she could practically bring anyone back from the dead. After an explosion, she crossed over into a strange world. However now everyone calls her “Miss.” The previous “Miss” before had no contractual spirit, was weak and incompetent, and now even the fiancé comes over with a new love and bullies her?!?
Plot: This is the second set of chapters for this story and while it’s still in the foundational setting, it is picking up pace quite quickly. That being said Wu Xie is still recovering her reputation from the previous Wu Xie…
Characters: We don’t get introduced to a lot of new characters, but Little Lotus is probably my favorite of them.
Overall: A solid set of chapters in a great story.