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Tag: Authors/Writers

The main character or multiple leads are authors or writers as their primary source of income.

Manhwa Review | Trap? Trap! by Ichika

Title: Trap? Trap!
Author: Ichika
Artist: Hanmomi


Baekyeon hasn’t left his apartment for years. After being bullied, harassed, and assaulted throughout high school, Baekyeon developed an intense fear of people and the outside world. Thankfully, with his writing talent, he has supported himself while working from within the confines of his home as an adult novel writer. Unfortunately, under the imposing and obsessive eye of his editor Soohyun, Baekyeon has no motivation to leave, clean, or do anything beyond writing.

That is until he finds some unexpected guests living among the refuse that has slowly built up around him: cockroaches. There is nothing in this world that Baekyeon hates more than bugs. Unable to do anything until his uninvited guests are evicted from his home, Baekyeon begs Soohyun to call an exterminator. Begrudgingly, Soohyun does, but that means Baekyeon will have to face his greatest fear: a stranger in his home.

Thankfully, the exterminator that comes over is Junghyuk, a kind and extroverted man who just happens to be Baekyeon’s type. Maybe strangers aren’t so bad after all.

Manhwa Review | Crash Into Me by Re-run

Title: Crash Into Me
Author: Re-run
Artist: Re-run


Seung-chan has had it rough for a while. Work has been stressful enough as it is, but now he can’t even relax at home as every night is interrupted by raucous lovemaking in the apartment above his. He’s at the end of his rope when he sees Hyesung smoking out of the window of that very apartment. Hyesung doesn’t look like the kind of guy that would make so much noise, but before Seung-chan can even begin to question him, Hyesung seems like he’s going to throw himself out of the window.

Seung-chan can hardly believe it and screams to stop him, only to find that Hyesung was just playing around and didn’t intend to throw himself out like that. Naturally, Seung-chan is neither impressed nor does he find this display funny. Even so, he can’t help being intrigued by his mysterious upstairs neighbor. However, this intrigue becomes more of an obsession as Seung-chan runs into Hyesung only to find him battered and bruised. Seung-chan desperately wants to say Hyesung, but how can he save a man who doesn’t want to be saved?

Manhwa Review | The Black Mirror by Muhwa

Title: The Black Mirror
Author: Muhwa
Artist: Sugeun


Tae-jun spends every day trying his best not to rock the boat. He does his best to make everyone like him, to make the best grades possible, and to make his caregiver proud, all at the expense of any of his wants or needs. Tae-jun is whoever he needs to be to survive; that is all he can hope for. This all started because Tae-jun lost all of his memories after a traumatic accident during his childhood. The accident also had a lasting effect of strange hallucinations, which, as a child, made it hard for Tae-jun to fit in. So, to protect himself and fit in with a world that couldn’t understand him, Tae-jun changed himself to fit in.

All of his careful crafting of this perfect personality begins to crack when he encounters Yeon-woo. Yeon-woo recognizes Tae-jun immediately, but Tae-jun doesn’t remember Yeon-woo, much to Tae-jun’s despair. Nevertheless, Tae-jun is drawn to Yeon-woo, desperate to understand their history and see if Yeon-woo knows anything about the accident that caused him to forget his childhood memories. Yeon-woo is more than eager to let Tae-jun into his life and to help explore their past, but as they get deeper and deeper into their shared history, the hallucinations that have haunted the edges of Tae-jun’s life grow ever closer. The safe life Tae-jun has built for himself is about to fall apart, but he can’t seem to shake himself away from the cause: Yeon-woo.

Manga Review | The Beautiful Greenness by Miecohouse Matsumoto

Title: The Beautiful Greenness
Author: Miecohouse Matsumoto
Artist: Miecohouse Matsumoto


Taro is an author, or at least he is supposed to be, but he has been experiencing writer’s block that has been impossible for him to overcome. In the meantime, he has been freelancing and writing articles for a couple of publications to make ends meet. Otherwise, he spends his days lounging about his apartment, depressed and alone. Life doesn’t seem like it will change anytime soon until he runs into a greengrocer hawking his wares. Taro doesn’t intend to buy anything, but the greengrocer targets Taro and offers him a deal he can’t possibly refuse: 100 yen for a carrot and spinach.

Despite Taro not knowing how to cook, he accepts the deal and spends the rest of the day complaining about the persistence of the greengrocer. That night he discovers his bath is out of order, and the following day he is forced to go out to a public bath, where he runs into the same greengrocer. The two get into an argument due to Taro’s poor attitude and homophobic comments, which prompts Haruki, the greengrocer, to buy back the produce. However, while heading back to Taro’s house, Haruki discovers that Taro might be hiding something tender and sad inside him. When they finally arrive, Haruki takes the chance to see if he can peel back Taro’s layers to find what secrets he has hidden within.

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