Today I will like to talk about 全职高手, a novel by Butterfly Blue, published on QiDian. This photo wasn't by me, I took it off https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E5%85%A8%E8%81%8C%E9%AB%98%E6%89%8B/6893637. But I did buy the novel, 19 books total. WOW.
I watched the animation series when it first came out and was wowed by the quality. It was really good, as good as japanese animation. But as the anime took its time to produce the second season I watched the drama instead and then as it ended at the midpoint of the story I went to finish the rest by reading the novel.
The story started off with the main character Ye Xiu (or Ye Qiu, his 'stolen' identity) being asked to leave the team. He was a professional gamer and was the Team Leader of Jia Shi Squad. Reluctantly he chosed to retired instead of accepting a demotion. Being a professional gamer who retired, he was not able to participate any competition within one year of retirement. He left and went into an internet cafe nearby and started a new life as the cafe manager who worked permanent night shift. That night was also the launch of the 10th server of Glory, the MMORPG he played as a professional gamer. He transfered a character from the first server and began his new adventure in server 10. Later part of the story he fought his way back into the esport arena and well began his journey towards championship. I will leave you to read the story yourself.
First I need to say that I don't really like the drama, mainly the changes they did to the storyline. The animation follows the novel more tightly but currently the story is up to the point of 'All stars weekend'. I loved the novel but really hated the ending. Maybe it is just me but why, why must it end like this. As a writer I do understand that people will hate the ending of my story as well, hahaha, but as a reader I really cannot accept this ending. Oh well.
Do go and watch the drama or animation or read the novel. Highly recommended.
I love the game so much that I am thinking of creating a boardgame out of it, based on the MMORPG Glory, or rather the professional arena where teams battled against each other to become the champion team. I hope I can manage to really build it up. Watch this place for further update if I manage to get the game mechanics to work.
My books are blocked in 起点. They say that there are contents that is against in their policy. Oh well, if you are interested to read <龙九会之王的守护者>, you can read it on the pirate site here --> https://www.biquniu.com/258_258850/. Enjoy.
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Since mid 2018 I have been spending most of my waking hours reading novels on QiDian. There are so many nice chinese fantasy story on QiDian that I cannot stop reading. Till date I had completed about 10 novels and each one was about few hundreds to thousands chapters. That is why I really have no time writing the story I wanted to. Sad!
Another thing in my life now is a sudden desire to collect games for PS Vita. I bought my set few years back and played Persona 4 Golden and Uncharted. Since then I hardly touch it till early feb when I took it out while doing spring cleaning. Since then I have been looking for games to buy, and realising that PS Vita is considered dead but physical games are becoming collectibles items with prices higher that they were just release.
Time for me to go back to search the web for more PS vita games to buy. Till next time I come here to blog.
Going to re-start the novel. But it will be slower than expected since I am looking for a full-time job. I will still try to post 1-2 chapters a week. New chapters will begin in Dec 2018. Look out for them.
Starting June, I have a new job for June and July and it affected my writing so I decided to suspend the story (五行妖灵师之破天传) at chapter 15. I will still be writing but it will be slow and since there isn't many readers currently, it will be a good time for me to just stop posting till I have more chapters written.
If any of you interested in knowing what the upcoming chapters about, email me. I will send you the chapters that I have done.
Ever since I started writing this Chinese novel, I completed 14 chapters totally 33k words. It was far better than I initially thought possible. Although my writing is still relatively slow at about 2000 words a day, I am happy with the progress so far. It means I should be able to hit about 90-100k words by end of June. That would allow me to request to sign contract with the company and maybe start getting paid, and the book being promoted by them.
We will see how it goes, I will update the progress here as and when there is a change of status. As this is the first time trying to write Chinese web-novel, everything is new to me, new software, new system, new story etc. So this blog will serve as a diary to document the problems I faced and things I have learn during the course of it.
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I know QiDian for awhile as I read Chinese books on their app. Wanted to join them as an author months ago but just can't figure out the author registration process, it was quite frustrating.
Somehow I managed to get through and posted the Chinese version of D-Nine: Protectors of the Crown [龙九会之王的守护者]on it. I had this book translated quite some years back but didn't go about editing it. Finally this was the chance and I got it edited and posted.
Yesterday I posted a new story <五行妖灵师之破天传>， title loosely translated to be Demon Elementalist: The legend of Broken Heaven. The story is about a young man called 破天, whose father ran away and he being brought up by his mother. He wanted to let his mother have a good life and decided to try to be a demon elementalist. In this world, there are normal people, fighters, elementalists and demon elementalists. He being one with affinity to elements, can become an elementalist or demon elementalist, the strongest fighters in this world.
As he embarked on a journey to become the greatest demon elementalist, there will be adventures, friendships, betrayal, deaths, and many more. If you read Chinese novels, you can try it here - https://book.qidian.com/info/1011854393.
Thank you and have a good day.