Dreams Come True

by Parky

Original HIATUS Adventure Fantasy Psychological Sci-fi Magic Male Lead Portal Fantasy / Isekai Reincarnation School Life Slice of Life Supernatural
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In a futuristic world of superheroes and supervillains, the ability to dream of another world doesn’t seem that applicable nor useful. But for Demund, who has recently sent off his best friend to the superhero training grounds—the Preliminary Islands—it was nothing but life-changing. For him, a rejuvenating vacation to a world of magic is now only a good night’s rest away. 

As Demund explores his new world, reality around him begins to change. How will he manage to balance their existences together?

 

0 - Prologue

1 - Summer Break

2 - Starting School

3 - Changes

4 - Growth

 

Author's Note: It's going to be a very long story.

Cover by Sydorow.

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Bored Smile
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An Interesting story with a unique Premise

In the story, the MC's world is filled with magic and super-powers, where people are mainly judged based on what power you're born with. The MC, instead of being born with a overwhelming super-power, is instead born with the power to dream a long time in one sitting. While not exactly exciting on it's own, the dreamscape he's in is a a world filled with magical beasts, swordfighting, and you guessed it, magic. Obviously better then his slightly-above average life, right?

Due to this over time the story shows how he becomes less and less detached with the real world, in the end only a crush on a girl really keeping him connected with the real world as he stops playing games, talking with his family, and doing extracurricular activites. At the same time the Author makes us truelly care about this by making the characters feel real, with real personalities and feelings, and not filling the cast with Couragous-spiky_haired-kid#20145 or Quirky-pink_haired-schoolgirl#901543.

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This is emphasized in the story when he loses one of his legs in the real world, disconnecting him from it even more.

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Athough admittedly slow-paced, I feel it works with the story because it shows much better his slow descent into indifference to the real world than any fast-paced story could. In the end due to all this I believe this story at this moment deserves to stand with some of the best in Royal Road.

Utekishi
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As off 3.8 - may contain minor spoilers.

While browsing Royalroad for some evening read, I came across this little gem. I was about to turn around, not really in the mood for another story where MC dominates his evil peers witch cheat abilities.

There was a promise of cats, and that was what convinced me to check it.

Story starts commonly an underdog Protagonist from a working class family try to fit in the society where your superpower makes you worth. Fresh out of junior high is when your power awakes, while others get cool powers like speed enchantments, ultra-realistic illusions our MC gets a power to dream a life. There is no immediate power creep, MC stays as weak as mortal - his body not affected by his power, only mind.

Like in all self inserting stories our Protagonist has a big plot armor, his carelessness goes unpunished because of a fortunate chain of events, not once, not twice, but a couple of times. His not mature enough actions can be explained by the naivety of a teen but he will get older and such excuses would not work anymore. If it’s keep happenig later in story Character Score will be adjusted (severy lowered).

Other characters are better defined than our protagonist. About MC we know absolute minimum, it’s sometimes hard to understand his reasoning. As already said, side characters are quite well thought, they are a bit templateish but have their own unique flavor. If you are expecting retarded dolls, that are here only to show how cool our MC is, you will get severy disappointed.

Story is best part of this series, world is consistent and ruled by rules, government for once has it shit together. There are no major plot holes that are jarring, or not foreshadowed plot twists.

The world is believable and that's what most important.

About the style, show not tell is realized quite well, grammar keeps the high level. Thought for me story is a bit to fast paced, there is no need to rush. Firstly build solid foundations then progress the story.

Using a change of perspective and unimportant characters to explain why Protagonist naivety haven’t brought problems, gets rid of possible plot holes but leaves a bad taste.

Use the perspective of side characters only when they are important enough and revelant when you want to tell their story not to path your main story. In self inserting stories is also acceptable to use unimportant characters like Villager A to show of our Protagonist after major power up.

Our MC gets madly in love with the red girl, how cool, how sweet, how beautiful she is, in the track suit, in school uniform, in the autonomus car. There is no need to repeat it chapter after chapter.

Writer creates the story for himself but the moment he shares it, we all - the readers live the story.

Keep this in mind.

TheGreatOne
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Great binge and even better all caught up

I've never read the story that the author draws inspiration from so my review may be a bit biased, but I think it's an original and entertaining story that has potential to go on for a long time and become exponentially better as the plot progresses.

Not to mention that I have a lot of fun lucid dreaming so reading a story about dreams is totally up my alley.

Calavente
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Unusal double life

If you like a Mushoku Tensei with a bit more adventure, you're in.

If you like worlds with powers and super heroes, you're in.

If you like worlds with rogue-like MC, you're in

If you like hard working MC with low starting power, you're in

If you like MC starting with OP power, you're in

If you like mysterious grand'pa, you're in

If you like mysterious girls, you're in

If you like tsundere, you're in

If you like world-wide conspiration, you're in

If you like worlds where the author manhandle you and make you feel the ennemy is maybe not so bad and there is possibly a "true ennemy" behind... twice or thrice... you're IN!

 

come read this story !

Nat Lim
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Not your typical isekai

Quite a pleasant surprise in store for those who read ahead. At first I was skeptical, as it begins like many other reincarnation stories out there, but the plot twists leave a good impression on me. Overall, not a bad story.

Tranquilmoth
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Different, in a good way.

I can't for the life of me, remember something quite like this. Nowadays I read alot of stuff that I can remember something similar to it being done. 

Even then original stuff isn't gauranteed to be good, but in my opinion this is fairly good. Not great mind you, but better than most(myself included).

I've enjoyed the concept for it so far, it's kinda like reading two stories at once and I'm looking forward to seeing how they continue to further interact with each other.  Worth the read. 

p.s. I don't normally review but I felt that you earned it, other people have too, but I guess I'm in a good mood.

d0m1n1c
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Good allegory, tedious story

The writing is done very well, it flows nicely and I noticed few enough errors that I don't actually remember any.

I'm caught up as of chapter 3.16.

The premise is interesting, but ALL of the characters are shallow.

MC: diligent hard worker except for when it's convenient for the plot, in those cases he quickly gets bored and/or forgets about important things.  That's literally all there is to him.  Years in dream have passed, and the MC has done absolutely nothing to explore his power set, except for go to sleep at night at the normal time.

Love Interest: rich sadist with little to no empathy, but has a soft spot for the MC? That's it, nothing more to her, except for a mysterious past that the author is still hiding from us.

Friend number 1: best friend leaves on day one, people cry, it's sad, that's it.  The MC actually forgot about him.

Friend 2: rich kid that works hard and has a super power that benifits him.

Friend 3: another rich kid that has a complex about not being as hard a worker as his friends.

That's it. That's the extent to the depth of the characters in this story outside of the dream.

If I lived in such a bland world (I do) and had a super power (I don't) that let me live in a far more interesting one whenever I sleep, I'm pretty sure I'd spend most of my time sleeping.

Honestly, I'd probably enjoy the story a lot more if the main character had died and been reborn, as it is, the story alternates between tedious (RL) and kind of interesting (dream); a fitting allegory for life, but not a very good story.

Irrational
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Great story, but two tags are missing

The story started off strong, but the only villain in the story just happens to be a cute female the same age as the MC, she also doesn't do anything but threatening thoughts.

Not too many cliches exist in this story, but the author clearly takes after Japanese Light Novels, especially of the Isekai genre. There's no grand plot outside of the female villain who again; Exists to be a waifu.

This story is missing a Romance tag, likely because the author doesn't believe it fits into the criteria. But unless you're going to change everything drastically, this is definitely romance. The story also requires a Slice of Life tag, it focuses on interactions and the day-to-day life than the plot. It has a story, but it's slow enough to be Slice of Life.

A good story and it's interesting, with excellent writing which is rare to find. If you're looking for a Slice of Life with fantasy elements this story could be for you, the author does have an idea of what they want and it's an interesting story, but it moves slowly with my deal killer being predictable cliches. 

I marked the overall score as 4 stars for reasons described above. Breakdown below.

Style score is 4.5 as I don't need to know about breast feeding and what it tastes like, the rare sidestories seem to exist to remove mystery and the author has a few POV switches that don't add much.

Grammar score is 4.5 as I've only encountered a few rare typos and with the overuse of periods. Some of the sentences were also awkward and could have been rephased to better flow smoothly.

Story Score is 4 as there's as of 3.7; no actual plot. There's a story, but no plot. This is an Isekai story, there's no greater cause.

Character Score is 3.5 as the villain and her father are 2D characters, the fantasy mother is intended as a cute waifu that's a mummy to the MC. And yet, as a surprising counter most characters seem fleshed out with realistic interactions.

camperbee
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Thx

just binged the whole thing

(current 3.8)

its kinda slow, but that never really was a problem seeing as i had an abundant amount of chaps at the ready

until now

this is gonma be excruciating waiting for each chappy but oh well

thx again, until the next one.

Alfred Kim
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A slow, but steady, double life of Demund, our MC. Although subtle, the well fleshed out surroundings show this unremarkable and amazing life, at the same time. Is reality a dream, or dream reality? Struggle to find out as this modest novel shows them both.