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  1. A Novel kind of Bentertainment

    I apologize for the misleading title, but lately I've been reading novels online. Specifically, I've been reading translations of web novels from Korea/China, which has apparently become a thing people do now.

    These translated web novels are pretty different from almost any kind of book I’ve come across. They rigorously stick to the bare bones heroic journey. The authors have no apparent goals beyond telling the story (e.g. they aren’t telling the story to make a point about ...