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upsidepenguin

  • Joined Aug 29, 2019
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A student.

Favourite webtoons:

Flow (https://www.webtoons.com/en/fantasy/flow/list?title_no=101&page=1)- I cried, loved the plot, loved the ending

A Good Day To Be A Dog (https://www.webtoons.com/en/romance/a-good-day-tobe-a-dog/list?title_no=1390&page=1) - Myth x romance x well-written = favourite

Moon You (https://www.webtoons.com/en/supernatural/moonyou/list?title_no=1340) - I suggest listening to Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles during the last few chapters. I did that and the story touched me even more.

The Makeup Remover (https://www.webtoons.com/en/romance/the-makeup-remover/list?title_no=2186) - Realistic, great character development, dimensional characters, good plot

The Boxer (https://www.webtoons.com/en/sports/the-boxer/list?title_no=2027&page=1) - Dimensional characters, focuses on more than just one main character while still keeping the story so compelling, hella great backstories!, AMAZING art -- action is fantastic, made me cry in some arcs, and personal favourite: messages that really resonated with me

Favourite manga:

The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún - Nostalgic, mythical, magical, fairytales, touching, mind-blowing art <3

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I like to read mangas, manhwas, webtoons, and manhuas. I mostly read genres like isekai, romance, fantasy, and action. I realize I mostly write reviews with 9s and 10s, but that's probably because I subconsciously write more reviews for mangas that I really like than for mangas that are mediocre or horrible. I also skim through reviews and summaries of what the manga is about and decide whether I'd read it, so there's already some biased selection there where I would come across mangas I like more.

I'm a sucker for power couples. This post sums up the dynamic I prefer to find in a romance manga.

I absolutely hate reading anything that tries to portray abuse, lack of consent (looking at you, majority of A/B/O mangas), and dominating attitudes (looking at you, CEO manhuas) as romantic. Also, I drop anything with heavy second lead syndrome or harem.

[Profile picture: The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún] 

[Cover picture: Flow]

P.S. After writing a number of reviews, I wonder how realistic (human flaws and all) can a character get without being annoying? I like my characters to be realistic, but if they have strong undesirable traits, which all humans have, I might hate the characters too much and drop the story. When characters have flaws, is the author criticising that behaviour or did they just really give the character no thought? At what point are the characters good to the point that they start to be Mary Sues and Gary Stus? 

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TheNuisance1 Jul 25, 2021

Also thanks for the follow I did the same 😃

TheNuisance1 Jul 25, 2021

Exactly I really thought he was gonna be an annoying and slimy clown who would do that to the wife. I was really surprised that she felt the same and they got on so well together. I'm happy the author gave her a happy ending too ^^

LeiFaran Jul 25, 2021

No we've all got times when we're busy😄

as for recs, I always go around recommending Phantom paradise since it just doesn't get enough appreciation. It's complete, has BeAUTIFUL art and I think it's free on webtoon.

go Jin and gam Rae is good too (although some people say that the plot progresses slowly)

The god and the flightless messenger is black and white and short but sooo cute.

The last one for now is Assorted Wildness. This one is a hit or miss. Some say that the two characters' relationship is unhealthy and I do agree but to an extent. It is essential for the plot and the toxicity is not romanticised. For this one, I suggest not to judge on what others say and to read it and form an opinion yourself. The mc is one of the best, most independent and decisive person I have read about.  The art and colours are pretty too.

LeiFaran Jul 13, 2021

Lol our opinions and lists are almost the same. You're definitely my go to person for bl from now on!!

LeiFaran Jun 30, 2021

Heyy so I saw ur review on specters karma and I totally agree so I was wondering if you had any other similar bl or nice bl in general? I prefer with action but normal is good too!