Aug. 30th, 2018

Chinese Web Novels - BG Quick Transmigration WIPs 2


meta revenge arc, vengeance sub-arcs w/ early deaths

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recovering demon empress + heavenly wargod, early deaths in arcs due to heavenly dao

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OP MC saving the worlds rather than counterattacking

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Veteran quick transmigrator hired by new system to prevent a blackened system from overpowering the villain boss and killing the MP/FP of worlds; later just becoming MC chasing ML, then ML chasing MC fluff.

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More stories:
快穿系统:国民男神撩回家 (Almost Complete!)
暖暖的奇迹穿越 / alt 306 Explicit BGH (author list)
BY 墨泠 / 快穿:男神,有点燃! (NEW!)
快穿:邪性BOSS,坏透了! (90% romance; soul rock; censored)
快穿:反派男神,别黑化 (BL uncensored 90% romance)

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Jul. 30th, 2018

Chinese Web Novels - BG Quick Transmigration WIPs

BY 素手折枝 / 快穿:男主,开挂吗

golden finger for ML

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putting god back together

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9 lives love trial with overgod heir; missions to fix worlds with bad protags; replace kind hosts

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Unexplained quicktrans, fulling wish

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快穿女配:男神,撩上瘾 (txt dl, acct: hotmail user / bird123)

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More stories:
BY 素手折枝 / 快穿:女主驾到,女配速退散! (completed) (evolving companion goddess to creator god)
BY 素手折枝 / 快穿小妖精:腹黑男主,别过来! (completed) (item spirit, phoenix)
BY 墨泠 / 快穿女配:反派BOSS有毒 (completed) (OP future MC)
BY 墨泠 / 快穿系统:反派BOSS来袭! (completed) (foodie MC)

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Apr. 9th, 2018


Notes: Non-romance/Anti-romance, Quick-Transmigration genre with a meta-plot that's taking over the narrative, WIP

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Dec. 21st, 2013

Some recs...

The novel Blindsight by Peter Watts. The author is a marine biologist and the book has a lot of bio jargon and stuff in it (that went straight over my head), even though it's technically a sci fi. Not a happy ending book, but interesting to read.

Web serial novel Worm was pretty heavily recommended on a forum that I frequented. It's a LONG, character driven, gritty version of the urban superhero genre. Also a somewhat downer ending in some ways as well, though not the same way as Blindsight. I haven't actually had a chance to read through it myself, so all I know of the plot/characters comes from the mess of fanfics it's inspired.

With This Ring - Self insert fanfic crossing over with the Young Justice cartoon. I thought it's pretty good, actually. It's a WIP, but the author has been pretty good about updating daily so far. (The forum can often get horribly laggy during afternoon/evening hours though.)

(more as they come to me...)

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Jun. 14th, 2004

Sleipnir by Linda Evans

Right, so yesterday I was playing catchup with the YvtW Afterlife arc. I had saved the storyline up to where we'd just entered Hades, which means that I lost all of what happened in Hades, and most of what happened in Helheim, the OMGU, and Egypt. Le sigh.

I'd finished writing up the scene with the shades in Hades and our encounter with Tiresias, and just had us arrive in Helheim, when I decided to do a little (re)research on the descriptions of the place and the inhabitants.

Somehow, a search for the hellhound Garm and the Moghud (or however you spell it), led me to a page in the middle of a Baen Free Library novel. I skimmed through it, in case there was something useful, and noticed that the chapter seemed to be about some mortal guy trying to work his way physically into Helheim. The book is Sleipnir, by Linda Evans.

Well, I thought: "Hey, cool, the main character's sorta doing what we're doing. Maybe I'll read this novel and see if I can pick up some ideas!"

So I did. (Note: Spoilers) )

One of the ideas I liked from the book was that Balder could be a helpful presence to our heros in Helheim. Of course, I have no idea if the MU version of the Norse pantheon has Balder in Hel... [info]ossian? Do you know?
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Jun. 13th, 2004

Reviews - Shrek 2, Hyperion/Fall of Hyperion

Right, so I was out for the most of yesterday. Woke up late, had lunch, then went to the movies to see Shrek. Then I holed myself up in Barnes & Nobles until their closing time before dragging myself back home again. A good day, all in all. ^_-

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Hyperion/Fall of Hyperion )