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Her Tale of Shim Chong

Her Tale of Shim Chong

Two very different women find themselves making the same wish - to leave this world behind. One is Shim Chong, a young beggar living off the kindness of others to support herself and her blind father. The other is the bride-to-be of old Chancellor Jang, sold off to him for the sake of her family. When Shim Chong rescues this new bride from the river, their relationship triggers both love and hidden intentions. But will these two women be able to find their way forth in a world that favors men? 

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notlucinda notlucinda says...

Both stories involve a person living on the streets who befriends (and eventually falls in love with) someone who is "property" of the king/ruler.

Wolfgang and Shim Cheong have very similar personalities. They are both very rowdy, yet they want to stand up for the poor/unfortunate. Their love interests, Soohyuk and Madame, teach them how to act like a proper noble person.

KarimationKAT KarimationKAT says...

In both cases the story is about the protagonist who is from the streets and ends up in a new environment (Wolgang as a prince/Shim Cheong as a maid) and come in contact with the "property" of the ruler of said environment.

The other main character/love interest is (people-)smart and help the main character with adopting into the new environment. At the beginning of the story both Shin and Madame had ulterior motives and yet fall in love with the main character.

Despite the romance, both webcomics have much more to offer. 

If you liked Her Tale of Shim Cheong, reading King's maker is a must (same goes vise versa) 

feathertail38 feathertail38 says...

both of these series have characters of different backgrounds coming together to fight against their society

Bend Over Backwards

Bend Over Backwards

All Joowon has ever wanted is a steady career outside of the spotlight. A single steamy night with an attractive stranger shouldn’t derail that plan so thoroughly, except said attractive stranger is Aiden, an international top model. When they meet again on professional terms, Joowon is given a choice: have his steady career destroyed when Aiden turns down a contract with his company, or accept Aiden’s offer to become sex partners until the contract period is over. And thus begins Joowon’s ventures in bending over in more ways than one to meet Aiden’s demands…

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thequietclover thequietclover says...

The premise and setting are different, but if you like the dynamic or visual between a strict/uptight uke and carefree seme you would probably enjoy this! 

Toddles01923 Toddles01923 says...

they fell in love each other and had some up and down but they are great if you like sort of a fast pace bl manga

A Black Rose Blooms

A Black Rose Blooms

Dirt needs to be dug up on the Crown Prince Laurent. Zigrien, having been appointed to work under commander Sir Idris Klyne, has the perfect opportunity to get on the inside and bring to light any incriminating information. There’s just one issue: Idris Klyne is a bloodthirsty maniac and a lapdog of the crown prince. Getting caught snooping by Sir Idris could mean the end for Zigrien. But having access to the royal palace now, this is Zigrien’s perfect opportunity to satisfy his father’s objectives and thus avoid being sent off to do military duty in remote lands. But what was supposed to be standard eavesdropping turns into a shocking revelation. Now Zigrien is caught up in affairs he had never anticipated. Will love and lust wither or bloom in this wicked royal web that Laurent has ensnared him in?

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Akkiapple Akkiapple says...

Both are BLs in the medieval era, nobles and stuff. Both have hierarchy dynamic between the main characters.

Also there should be some tags added to "Flower of the Sun" that are the same as "King's Maker", like Explicit Sex, Sexual Abuse, Medieval, Royalty.

sweetrain45 sweetrain45 says...

Both have a romance blossoming under the spectre of a sadistic noble, both heavy on the dark and the sweet

The Chart of Priest

The Chart of Priest

When the hero Cliff defeats the evil Demon King, he's left with an unwanted parting gift: a devastating curse that viciously attacks his body and mind. For many years priests, healers, and even Cliff's powerful dragon companions have tried to relieve him of this affliction, but none have succeeded. When the young priest Edward Granche is involved in an unfortunate incident that causes him to be removed from the Holy City and assigned to a remote post in the countryside, he meets the pained, prematurely-aged Cliff and is determined to help him. In his mission to relieve the veteran hero of his suffering, the two men begin falling in love.

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AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

Both of these boys-love webcomics have an actual plot with interesting characters in a medieval fantasy setting.

Nightmare Building

Nightmare Building

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3ma 3ma says...

I don't know how read a manga, pleas tell me how

Where the Dragon's Rain Falls

Where the Dragon's Rain Falls

According to legend, a nation in which a dragon appears is destined for prosperity. Finally a new dragon is born in the desert-covered empire Rahan, but...as a fragile young boy! Until the boy comes of age, the crown prince orders him hidden away in the depths of the palace. But one night, Suu, a lowly palace servant hoping to run away with his dear Nadan, stumbles upon an unexpected mystery… And so begins their tale of love, obsession... and desire.

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feathertail38 feathertail38 says...

Both series are beautifully illustrated stories about the main characters using their wits to overcome unjust socio-economic circumstances

Semantic Error

Semantic Error

Sangwoo Choo is a stickler for rules. So when his classmates free-ride on a group project, he doesn't credit them. But this prevents one senior, Jaeyoung Jang, from graduating. And like oil and water, Sangwoo and Jaeyoung don't mix. Can Sangwoo debug Jaeyoung — a semantic error in his perfect life?

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Bibecsibe Bibecsibe says...

Although the story is quite different, I think the relationship between the main characters have some similarities: the introvertedboy with black hair and slim (graceful?) body meets somebody who makes his world wider. The art is just magical (or something more) in both of them. 

Two Souls (Gwendolyn)

Two Souls (Gwendolyn)

On Suyoung is working as an officer of the Royal Pharmacy, and when he finds out about the emperor's plan to behead the king for the treason charges, he feels sympathetic and gives anesthetic potion to the king to lessen the pain. And during the execution, the king thanks Suyoung and curses the emperor as he dies. The next day, Suyoung wakes up in a strange place and realizes that he is living in the emperor's body! Shivering with fear, Suyoung hurries to the Royal Pharmacy and finds the emperor in his body. And from that point and on, a spectacular drama takes over the palace.

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Kamkam101 Kamkam101 says...

similar historical BL with political storyline and fantastical elements. love interests help with character growth

Covenant

Covenant

Ezra, a powerful exorcist with no faith in God, is tasked to protect a seemingly normal human from rising demonic forces. With his church under scrutiny and the threat of war on the horizon, will Ezra find his conviction in time? Or will Sunny suffer the consequences? ​

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Vashiro Vashiro says...

Despite having different settings, these are both engaging action-adventure stories featuring a gay MC with more focus on a layered, compelling plotline. King's Maker in particular, has very beautiful art and a great villain!

Rix Vanus

Rix Vanus

The handsome and strapping Prince Rix Vanus has returned to his homeland after winning a brutal war against demons! And yet... cursed by a vicious demon, the warrior prince is tormented nightly with shameful, lust-filled hallucinations as the demon takes the lascivious form of all his associates. Escaping to the wild, miraculously, a benevolent divine spirit named Nuah joins the prince, seeking to break the curse and ease his suffering. And now, his nights — and more — are filled with Nuah...

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thequietclover thequietclover says...

Despite having different overarching premises, both series brought me a rollercoaster of emotions and reach a depth of storytelling I haven't seen in many other series.  ◡̈