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Fortress City has Super Villains, who have evil lairs, and in them they make super weapons. But when a bioweapon is granted super powers of its own, will Fortress City be able to handle the Super Minion?

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Chapter Name Release Date
Ch1 Taste Test ago
Ch2 More Than You Can Chew ago
Ch3 Bait Fishing ago
Ch4 Out Of The Frying Pan ago
Ch5 What's On The Menu? ago
Ch6 Travel Rations ago
Ch7 Let's Do Lunch ago
Ch8 Rat Meat ago
Side Dish #1 ago
Ch9 Will Work For Food ago
Ch10 Cafeteria Cuisine ago
Ch11 Bitter Pill ago
Ch12 First Come, First Served ago
Ch13 Preheat The Oven To 10,000 Degrees ago
Ch14 Egg Scramble ago
Ch15 Crunchy Critters ago
Side Dish #2 ago
Ch16 They Are Made Of Meat ago
Ch17 All Part of a Balanced Breakfast ago
Ch18 Tips For Delivery ago
Ch19 Fly In My Soup ago
Ch20 Snack Run ago
Ch21 Leftovers ago
Ch22 Jailhouse Rock Candy ago
Ch23 Home Cooking ago
Ch24 Good to the Last Bite ago
Side Dish #3 ago
Ingredients (Glossary) ago
Ch25 Kitchen Prep ago
Ch26 Dining Etiquette ago
Ch27 Salad Fork ago
Ch28 Double Danger Dinner Date ago
Ch29 Brewing ago
Side Dish #4 ago
Ch30 Food Courting ago
Ch31 Refried ago
Ch32 Dinner Bell ago
Ch33 Hangry ago
Ch34 Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts ago
Ch35 Picnic ago
Ch36 Smart Sushi ago
Ch37 Monster Mashed Potatoes ago
Sidedish #5 ago
Ch38 Chew ago
Ch39 Beefy Boy ago
Ch40 Cake ago
Ch? Rubber Chicken ago
Ch41 Smells Fishy ago

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 I feel completely unqualified to write a review for this masterpiece. I can only hope it will suffice to say that you should absolutely read it. The author has done a spectacular job balancing fascinating, deep characters with a superbly crafted story and plot, that together create a colorful yet meaningful world. I'm left wide-eyed in suspense one moment, and teary eyed the next. I give this novel 5 out of 5 tofu burger.

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As of CH 17 this story is rather well done and unique. I can only think of one other story with a similar premise and it is no longer updating.

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I'm pretty new to this site, so I hope this is fair comment.

I found the story incredibly compelling.  You basically owe my work a half day because I wasted their time reading your (Tofu's) story.  He is an outstanding antihero: sympathetic, interesting and intriguing, who feels like a hero but acts against the heroic archetype in such a subtle way (violence notwithstanding) that we almost don't notice.

This is a book that deserves to be published.  When it's done.

So, having said that.  It needs a *ton* of editing.  Not for the content, which is great.  But for the plot development.  Because at the moment, this reads like a TV drama: episodic snap-shots that are strung together to no other purpose than to hook the reader from chapter to chapter.  You do this brilliantly, but it's not a book.

The one thing it's lacking (and I'm not saying it's not in your head, but it's not in your narrative - and 29 chapters in, it should be by now) is an actual plot.

We had a brief glimpse, early on, of a plt when we met Mr Slick.  And I'm sure you meant to bring that back in by now.  But there's really no sense of what Tofu wants or of what obstacles he is going to face to get it, nor of an on-rushing major obstacle at the climax of the story.

Having said all that, I'm aware that you're writing this as you go along.  There's plenty of room and time for you to weave all of this back in.  And this is an incredible compelling story (it would make a great TV serial, btw).

Keep it up.  I'll follow along.

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I was skeptical at first reading the description, and other reviews. But, boy; was I wrong to be! This story is amazing, simply hands down one of the best stories on this site. The writing is clever, humorous, and very well done. Truly a pleasure to read.


The MC is on the "evil" side, but it's not black and white, and most importantly the MC is not some edge lord "look how badass I am".  The whole world is a mix of greys. The heroes are normal people just like you and me, they make mistakes, they become too enthusiastic. The villains are capable of love, not just evil to be evil. 

All in all, just a great story. It is a pure joy to read. So thank you so much ! 

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I love this, I surprisingly don't have any real nitpicks as of chapter 18, I basically orgasmed at each description as the author managed to do something great with them, he managed to get us to know what animal he was talking about with such a small amount of details that I nearly feel ashamed of my own descriptions and how much time I spend to do basically the same thing.

The mc's thought process is a well mixed balance of human and robot that really makes me understand the mc, he doesn't get an existential crisis out of killing drones nor does he get some sort of sick pleasure out of doing immoral deeds and in doing so he manages to feel more human than any character I've ever managed to write myself and far more human than most other characters on this site.

The 'contemporary/ slightly in the future with heroes' tag applies really well to this novel, or as I like to shorten this, I feel that the 'worm' tag applies really well to this novel.

Surprisngly enough though, 'Worm' tag novels are really rare overall.

I do know that wildbow isn't the one who created thsi genre but I do know that he most likely is the best one out there.

Still, it gets bonus points from me for trying something that I haven't seen tried by many others before.

There are several original concepts such as 'odd summer' which I really appreaciate, the villains so far aren't 2D bad guys but feel just as human as everyday people do.

I rate this a 4.5/5 because it's stil pretty young and I feel that it's too soon to properly rate it 5 stars.


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I have high hopes

Reviewed at: Ch38 Chew

Whoa, this is really good!  Easily one of the best stories on RR as evidenced by it's sudden rise to the top 10.  The main character is great.  I hope we see a lot more character growth from the side characters as the story progresses.

Edit: High hopes confirmed. Side character growth yay!

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Really hope the author continues with this novel

Finding this story enjoyable to read and continue to experience the world they've created

Definitely a recommend read

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Well fuck I have been putting off reading this for months because the title and synopsis didnt grap me but I tried it and the story grabbed me and pulled me along

Enjoyable funny(at least for me) read

Cant remember any errors(haven't slept yet stayed up to finish this sue me)

Worth a try 

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One of my favourites in RR. I love every bits of it but most of all the MC and his (its?) thought process and the conclusions it reaches. The story is great and justifies the title as the MC is growing into a competent minion. The flow of the story is good and keeps you hooked whether it is action or comic moments.

Other characters are well rounded and seem realistic enough.

The MC finding dead grandmas and potted plants dangerous is hilarious.

Finished ch 31, desperately waiting for more!!!

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Sparks the imagination, invests the reader, and leaves me wanting more.