baiyuyi 30: Unsolicited Exposition

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Chapter 30: Unsolicited Exposition

Nestled behind the storefronts on the main street, accessible only by a narrow alleyway you could only just get a moped through, Yuan Chenglei was experiencing the very odd experience of drinking tea from plastic camping cups with a bald, large-framed man in an eerie abandoned apartment building’s front lot.

It was strange that the man, who had the build of a body-building foreigner, somehow managed to give off a heart-warming impression as he struggled to drink the hot tea, blowing on it many times in an attempt to cool it down. (more…)

baiyuyi 29: Unfortunate Coincidences

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*Announcement: Cursed is being replaced with Baiyuyi on the regular rotation due to Cursed no longer being easy to write chapter by chapter (I have to plan out each arc in one go, which makes things take a lot longer and can bog everything down). This change will hopefully streamline the updates, and will also hopefully free up some mental space for me to jump back into some of the other non-regular stories.
Sorry for not announcing it beforehand, but these few weeks have me running ragged, so I’m cutting my losses in hopes of swifter future updates.

Chapter 29: Unfortunate Coincidences

Yuan Chenglei was standing outside the store at dusk, staring blankly into the setting sun while clutching an old polaroid camera.

First of all, how Laoban whisked a still-working polaroid camera with usable film out of nowhere was a mystery to Yuan Chenglei. They were already obsolete when he was a kid, after all.

Secondly … why did he have to tell Laoban that he was afraid of ghosts?! (more…)

Baiyuyi 28: #tooexpensivetoacceptplshelp

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Chapter 28: #tooexpensivetoacceptplshelp

Laoban Song smiled wryly under his face mask as Zhao Jinjing looked at the clock in worry once again.

It wasn’t like he didn’t understand her concerns, but given that Yuan Chenglei was familiar with J City and gave off the reasonable aura of any old Second Stage cultivator, there shouldn’t be anyone looking to cause trouble with him. (more…)

baiyuyi 26: Cultivators come in all kinds of flavors

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Chapter 26: Cultivators come in all kinds of flavors

Oh geez…

After that, Yuan Chenglei felt like jumping at every dark corner or sudden noise, but he had already displayed such an embarrassing side of himself to Expert Jiayi, so he was reluctant to continue displaying it.

Catching sight of a western-style bakery, Yuan Chenglei tried to divert his attentions from the ghost they had left behind. (more…)

baiyuyi 22: The Shrinking Turtle Breathing Technique

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Chapter 22: The Shrinking Turtle Breathing Technique

Although 14 sometimes feels astronomically different from 18, especially since most teens undergo the first big changes in their bodies within those four years, Yuan Chenglei and Guang Shexian got along as if they were peers.

That said, many cultivators mature their psyches earlier than normal human, so it can’t be helped that Yuan Chenglei didn’t feel like Guang Shexian was much younger than himself.

If anything, Guang Shexian felt slightly more mature – although Yuan Chenglei wouldn’t admit it out loud.

“Yeah, although it’s not like I don’t like my Elder Disciples, it gets really tiring with eve (more…)

baiyuyi 21: Two Bad Friends

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Chapter 21: Two Bad Friends

While Yuan Chenglei was out, Laoban lounged in the private residence in his personal realm.

This residence was separated from the usual mountaintop, so not just anyone could wander in even if they entered his personal realm.

After all, this area contained a lake with some of the purest, densest spirit energy water in existence that Laoban had painstakingly nurtured for the past many centuries ever since it was a crystal spring gem orb he had dug out of a secret realm in the heights of the Yellow Mountains. (more…)