Was this title a jab at me? Greetings everyone! Hope you’re all fine and dandy, ready for the weekend. Today’s pick is something I started reading this week for the challenge, and I’m at the 7th chapter. That’s why I kind of hesitated over whether I should write about it or not. However, the premise seemed fun enough! When I first started I thought I’d be writing on the titles I already knew of and loved, but I was able to meet new artists and stories along the way, which always makes me happy! And hurt my wallet deeply at the same time, but well…
Title: Quit Writing, Dear Author!
Author & Artist: Gokwoo & Hanro
Release Year: 2020
Status: Ongoing, currently has 33 chapters.
Licensed? (Y/N): Yes, on Lezhin.
Our protagonist Hee-wun is desperate in a lot of ways. He was taken to a wealthy house when he was a small kid and became friends with the son of the family, Geon-ju. While he’s crushing hard on Geon-ju ever since, his crush seems to have no idea about Hee-wun’s feelings. They grow up together and Hee-wun becomes Geon-ju’s personal assistant. However, something is wrong with Geon-ju, like there’s been a black could hanging on his head for the past year. Even though he’s usually a reasonable man, because of all the bad luck he’s been enduring, he ends up listening to a shaman’s advice and buys a run-down bathhouse in a shabby location. Both have no idea how things have come to this, but a new business venture might turn the tables. Right?
Hee-wun’s partially ready to start his new job at the bathhouse’s counter the next day. While questions are roaming his mind and he’s absentmindedly looking at his phone, he notices an app called “BL Books” he doesn’t remember downloading. Upon checking it out, he comes across the series “Life as an Assistant” with 1.3 stars rating and even the characters’ names are the same. Hee-wun is laughing at how similar the story progression is similar to his life until he can laugh about it no more because everything he’s been through all his life is exactly as written in the story. What’s more, the same author has another story called “Neighborhood Bathhouse” where Hee-wun dies at the end. He’s both creeped out to the max and determined to escape this route no matter what.
This is one funny webtoon! Maybe because I am still at the beginning that the timeline is a little confusing, but I enjoyed what I’ve read quite a lot. The mystery author of the novels is constantly shunned by the readers for their writing and they have very low ratings. And since that’s what Hee-wun is going through, he is the victim of the bad writing first hand which results in funny, absurd, and sometimes confusing encounters. The intentional weird pacing, random characters popping up out of nowhere, and character slander by the readers and author give the webtoon a nice flavor. But, maybe not so much to Hee-wun since he’s deemed as ‘the most boring bottom ever’ or the ‘useless third wheeler’ when a new bottom is introduced in the bathhouse novel. Poor guy…
Quit Writing, Dear Author! is a plead for help from Hee-wun and a fun pastime for BL fans. The art style is pleasing to the eyes and the smut is quite spicy. I will certainly keep reading it and I recommend this title for when you are in need of good laughter and some smexy time on the side. Isn’t that the perfect combination?
A — Ameiro Paradox
B — Blue Sky Complex
C — Coyote
D — Dear, My God
E — Endou-kun no Kansatsu Nikki
F — Full…
G — The Good Teacher
H — Hakujon to Kurobotan
I — Itadakimasu Gochisousama
J — Jealousy
K — Koi wo Suru Tsumori wa Nakatta
L — Love Tractor
M — Momo to Manji
N — Novae
O — Oh! My Assistant
P — Piercings
Q — Quit Writing, Dear Author!