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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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Originally written for NaNoWriMo 2018 Royal Road challenge.

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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

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666 Pages in. Please quit your day job and write full time

Reviewed at: Sidedish #5

Someone please start this author a patreon so we can throw money at him until he agrees to update more often.  

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The MC never ceases to be amusing with his outsider perspective on humanity. The world feels intriguing, deep and well-developed. Grammar's good, mistakes are rare. I think that with a more descriptive title and some professional-looking cover art this could break through in popularity. I'd love more of the story, but sadly I'm out of chapters now. Will be following it.

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I am in no way an experienced reviewer but I just had to do it.

There's an incredible amount of little details that make everything seem so vibrant and alive and make each character, including the side ones, interesting and relatable which is funny seeing as its a non-human protagonist. 

The writing is well done and easily conveys the story and it's fun. Which at the end of the day is the main point I think. It's fun and it's free, why the hell shouldn't I give something like that my stamp of approval and wish the author all the best.

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Just stopping by to check for a new chapter.  May as well tell you that you've written a truly exceptional superhero story.  Thank you!

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This story is amazingly creative and original in ways you can't even begin to imagine. It's a unique and classic take on a super hero world that is done quite marvelously. There's just the right amount of world building to give you a comprehensive idea of whats going on in the world, but nothing more than that; no unnecessary mention of other places or cities that have no relevance to the story at hand. 

The MC is creatively balanced in a myriad of ways, simultaneously displaying an OP nature that at the same time, isn't at all OP and in fact can be exploited numerously; with its scientific nature it contrasts beautifully against the dynamic and fluent physics breaking powers seen in the typical Super Hero or Super Villain. The idea of a strong MC working as a janitor basically is quite novel, and that element is pulled off amazingly.

The characters are all quirky, and I mean that in a good way. Each has their own personality and personal life that is adequately expressed at the moment, yet untouched enough that there's nothing stopping the author from revisiting their backstories or something that happened in their past, and in the process of doing so, wouldn't hinder the story at all. The MC's naive but logical personality is quite the ultimate foil to not just one person, but everyone- his social ineptitude allows us to get a better than normal glimpse at how the world works and how his friends operate, and allows seamless exposition that doesn't come off as forced or unneccessary, but as a completely natural thing

Mikey and Tim are extraodinarily normal, probably the most normal people in the entire story thus far, despite Tim's proclivity and unique desire. Having them around allows us to see just how abnormal the world, and by extension, Tofu, is compared to a 'normal' comprehension of the world. They're kinda like the foil to the foil (Tofu), in a sense. 


 I want to give a special shout out to Nicole because she's probably one of my favorite characters in the whole story. Despite being the most mutated out of everyone we've seen thus far, and her isolationist lifestyle, she's more normal than most of the characters and has a genuinely solid grasp of normal concepts, being concerned for Tofu when he's in obvious danger like exploring the tunnels or being homeless, despite the fact he's more than capable of handling such situations. 

Seeing her become more comfortable with herself with the help of Tofu is rather endearing in a way, and I hope she overcomes her own stigma of her appearance with the help of our lovable minion.

 There's a whole lot of other characters too that I really like, like the hilarious comments of the reptile secretary or the brilliant laywer who keeps everyone out of legal trouble with the power of bureaucracy; I love everyone in this story so much I could probably write an essay's worth of praise for them all each. The characters here are one of a kind and I guarantee you won't forget them easily. 

I can't say much about grammar, to be honest. I'm not a literary expert by any means, but there's no grammar mistakes I can see. If there are, they're very superficial and do not distract or detract from the story at all; honestly, only the most hardcore of grammar nazi's could probably find something to nit pick here.

Finally, all the small details. As mentioned before, there's a lot going on in the world that is just kinda sprinkled into the story, but it adds a whole new essence and creativity to the world and highlights just how unique it is. The things like the Flaming Cars? Absolutely brilliant. They're so minor and just casually thrown in there that despite being mentioned frequently, it's never annoying or forced, yet I always smile whenever I see one of them mentioned, or at the fact that by that point, no one even pays them any attention (with one person in the story commenting that 'they drive better than most people') I hope they get a subplot of their own, frankly. 

All these things together combine to make this one hell of a story and probably one of the best ones I have ever read, hands down. Give it a shot for sure; I bet by chapter 2 you'll be completely pulled in, because I sure have.

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Nice world building, awesome and unique plot with a very interesting MC and diverse set of characters. It is truly a breath of fresh air compared to the fantasy stories regularly set in medieval times, this one is set in a city of super powered heroes and villains. The way the author approaches a concept like that is really cool and I look forward to how the story goes.

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Exceptional in every regard.

Reviewed at: Ch37 Monster Mashed Potatoes

I was put off by the synopsis, so it took me a long time to get around to reading this. After I did, I finally understand why it's rated so highly.

This is instantly one of my top 5 favourite stories on RR, probably top 3.

The only real criticism I can make is the slow(ish) update schedule.

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Keep this on your bookmarks

Reviewed at: Ch32 Dinner Bell

Gogglesbear has given us a very unique and frankly addicting story whose only real flaw is the upload schedule. Full stop. 

Warning: you will get addicted to this story. Any hiatus will destroy your soul. 
Reccomendation: keep this on your bookmarks and make sure you have an alert set up for the second this story gets into a regular schedule.

With that out of the way, here's things you need to know going in:
In most current stories, the main character is a self-insert who you can look at and debate endlessly on what their actions mean for future events based on the morality and mentality you can place on them. The main character here is, surprisingly and ironically, his own person. Tofu is a brilliantly done mc who is also the most interesting character in the story so far. 
Tofu is a droid who has gained sentience in a method which has not yet been revealed, and all of his interactions are brilliantly displayed from the first person narration into the mind of this amazingly complex fish out of water who marvels at all the things we take for granted as humans. granted, he also thinks many of these things are odd, but that's part of his charm.
Beside Tofu are evil organizations, a best friend who just wants a normal life where he doesn't have to worry how he is going to feed himself, a geek friend who just wants to be a superhero but can't seem to get any, a bullied girl with fantastically powerful abilities which have ultimately ruined her life, an evil secretary who is the sweetest person i've ever seen, a boss who regularly throws building sized fire balls and manages to make the whole underground of the city run as a side gig, and much, much more. if I haven't made my point yet, the characters in this superhero story are incredibly well done and unforgettable in their own ways. 

The world is one of superheroes and supervillains, where the good don't always get what they want and nothing is as it seems. Scratch that last part, though, because every single development in this world is presented in a brilliantly smooth manner that builds all the characters beyond what they could have otherwise been. Every event has consequences for every character and none of it crowds out the main story. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an example on how to build up a world without relying on narrative exposition. 

Spoiler: Spoiler

 Overall, and amazing read with very few grammar errors that I'd pay to read any day. 


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Not your normal tofu burger.

Reviewed at: Ch32 Dinner Bell

My favorite book on this site. Top marks in everything. A+

A unique take into the nonhuman genere that seems to ask the audience what really matters to be human. I feel like many would agree with me when I say that this is one of the top 10 stories hands down. 

I hope that this jewel continues to shine and brings the joy I feel reading it to others.

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My favorite story on this website I love the settings and the characters

Tofu acts realistically with a bit cartoony feel to not make him a bland organic computer.

The settings well not original is rare enough to feel fresh and excited to see how deep the lore can get 

I would like to write about every character but that would be spoilers so I won't all you need to do is READ IT, it's great