Dreams Come True

by Parky

Original ONGOING Adventure Fantasy Psychological Sci-fi Magic Male Lead Portal Fantasy / Isekai Reincarnation School Life Slice of Life Supernatural
Warning This fiction contains:
  • Gore

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

 

Warning: There are spoilers in some of the reviews, so...be careful.

 

Author's Note: The MC also loves cats, if that makes you want to read this.

If you like Mushoku Tensei, this might be up your alley.

The story is a bit slow, but if you stick around, I'll show you cool things.

And thank you, GK, for the synopsis idea.

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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.

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.

Vuollie
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Greetings, Parky. Really enjoyed your work. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Short spoiler free review: really good slice of life story, much more lifelike and realistic than most. And although some of the problems, that mc faces, cant be solved, character still does not give up in true shounen fashion (unlike shounens though, caving someouns skull in isnt your only problem, which is a plus in my book). This combination creates very light and inspiring picture. 

Warning: as of ch 3.8 there is no central plot, hence "slice of life". For me it is allright, especially since "sliceness of life" is of good quality. Some other readers though may find it "too boring".

Some of my thoughts after reading (spoiler warning):

- Actually (and to the contrary to the more prominent opinion, expressed in reviews), I like your "Demund" chapters much more than "Shaden" ones, because, although there is much less action (in the broadest sense of the word), but it is in those chapters where the real character development pivot points occur (I wont name them cause it is too spoilery).

- The little things that I did not like were some immension braking phrases in the beggining, like calling Shadens mother a milf. Imho did not like it, although it may be because I am from less sexualized culture than in the west. Thankfully, it completely disappears later in the work.

- Shadens mini arc, where he went to the market alone, felt to me off somehow. Like, it is perfectly reasonable from small childs point of view to do that. But from Demunds? What was he thinking? That there is no crime at all (which on the second thought can probably be the case, cause Demund is from futuristic society where there is almost no crime, or at least I got that impression)?

- Did not enjoy Demunds "confession" mini arc very much (although the unexpected endind was really enjoyable in character development kind of way). Probably, not because author wrote it badly, but because I am too old to enjoy teenager romance anymore. I do hope that other teenage readers find this arc more enjoyable. 

- Really liked changes, that happened to Demunds/Shadens character. They felt slow and gradual, like a real growing up feels. Personally, I think that character development is the strongest point of this story.

- Pacing feels a little strange. Not because it is slow or anything, but because imho it feels like Shaden ages a little too slowly, when compared to Demund and mental challenges that he overcomes. It is not anything immension breaking, just a little bit strange. This problem will probably sort itself out naturally as story unfolds though.

In conclusion I want to say, that although, as stated by the author, it is his first fiction, I do believe that he chose the right direction and I will gladly follow this work in the months to come. Thank you for your time!

yellingbrian2
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==I have read up to chapter 3.9 now==

I posted another negative review earlier and received 6 down-votes and was called out by the author for saying it had "no plot", so I'm writing another one to clarify.

This is a Slice of Life story. The author specifically wanted me to know that.

***Warning: General Story Spoilers Ahead***

 

===The story is split into 2 parts===

The waking world: The "futuristic world of superheroes and supervillains"

If you were drawn in with the promises of Superheroes and Super-villains, prepare to keep waiting, as of chapter 67 there hasn't been any development on that front.

Spoiler: Actual Plot of the Waking world:

 

The dream world: The "World of Magic"

It's the story about how the MC (as a baby named Shaden) uses his knowledge of scientific principals to become ridiculously good at magic (like arch-mage tier at age 3). It's all fun and interesting... As long as you have never read Mushoku Tensei.

Dream's Come True takes a Lot of inspiration from M.T. more so than I'm comfortable with.

Mushoku Tensei is a story about a guy from our world being transpoted to another world as a baby,

  • where as a baby he practices Magic, gaining a ridiculously high amount of MP. Because of Rudus' knowledge of Scientific principals he creates unique/efficient ways to use magic like unlock doors, manipulate the weather, ext.
  • Rudus can cast almost all Magic chantlessly while almost all other characters have to cast magic with chants or shortened chants.
  • Rudus's family structure was a Former Knight father who ran away from his corrupt noble family, a Healing-Mage beautiful mom. With the mom wanting to teach their son Magic and their Father pressuring the Rudus to learn swordsmanship.
  • Luckily Rudus decides to learn both! Easily learning Magic and traing hard with his Dad on building his body.
  • Even story lines like how the parents were spoiled because Rudus never cried and the family struggling when the little sisters were born and cried.
  • The only structural change was that in DCT Shaden has a older brother and in MT the dad was sleeping with the maid.

This novel isn't just inspired by MT, it takes a lot of the core plot from MT and copies it over...

As a result despite what the author says "If you like Mushoku Tensei, this might be up your alley." I didn't like the Magic side of the story BECAUSE Mushoku Tensei was up my ally and I had already read it.

 

===Some good things===

Spoiler: Best Part of the Series:

I also like the idea of Mc's power in itself, the author goes into detail about how basically having a 7 day vacation in "the dream world" every night would improve productivity and help mature the Mc.

Even if Mc never is able to use the Magic he learned in the dream world (which I highly dought) it's a neat power.

 

===Why I'm giving it a 1-star for Story===

Once you have seen most of the interesting plot points from the Magic World in Mushoku Tensei, learning Magic along-side Shaden is no difference from learning Magic with Rudus.

The Waking World was more interesting to me, but sadly because the Mc doesn't have a flashy power we both never experience or learn anything about the Sci-fi/Powered-side of things, he is literally just attending a normal Japanese-style high school, if not for his romance with Enariss, nothing notable would be happening at all.

There is no core conflict in ether story, It FEELS like there will eventually be conflict, the flashbacks have contained dark tones but as of ch 67 there has only been 1 fight (where the Mc actually didn't witness himself).

 

But that's fine it's a slice-of-life, I hear people say. No.

The opening chapters made it out to be a rags-to-riches underdog story, with possibly increasingly dark-tones or struggles for the Mc to rise up in Hero-society.

If the author does eventually want to have the Mc develop Magic in the real world, he's taking to long, if the author does not and actually wants to keep it slice of life, he shouldn't have put super-powers in the waking world, ether way it's not what I thought it was from reading the description, or reading opening chapters.

I am actually sure at some point a switch will flick and Mc will do Magic in the waking world, and he'll be super OP and curb stomp everyone, But you'll probably have to read 100-150 chapters to see that happening.

If you want to read a story about a high-school romance wile also reading a story about another Magic Isekai, you'll likely enjoy this story.

I walked into this story hoping for a fun superhero story and I'm walking away feeling like I just wasted my own weekend.

Arietate
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Thoroughly enjoying the story so far. The character development is going well, the world building continues to get more interesting, and the story is everyone's favorite, with the protagonist excelling despite everything. I'll be looking forward to the rest of the story for sure.

Dorrin
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Another one to keep an eye on

I look forward to how this story progresses.  Great world building and decent character development.   Bit of romance, bit slice of life, no stereotypical villains, a refreshing and sincere work.

dan kirkby
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Just... Missing something

 I came into this with Mushoku Tensei on the mind (and definitely raised expectations as MT Is one of my favorite stories ever), as it is mentioned in the blurb, and with that in mind, I feel like this is just... Missing something, the parrelel to MTare obvious, and the inspirations clear.

But in MT MC is getting a second chance and is devoted to taking it seriously, I feel like the Demand in this is just, lacking, part of the charm of MT is that Rudeus isn't perfect, and we get to see him grow and mature as the story continues but Remind is just kind off bland, he doesn't have 30+ years of life to create a solid character and his actions so far have few consequesconces.

I know that I'm approaching this as a comparison, but honestly at this point I'd rather just go read MT again, this is just so similar without adding anything particularly noteworthy.

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 •Original

•Actually readable [not like most stories written in broken English] *srsly this site should remove them*

•Immersive and binge worthy

•Hidden gem of royalroad

•Fun to read

What else is there to say.... I don't write reviews very often but......Huge thanks to the author

 

 

Agent8606
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Interesting Combination, Has a lot of potential

Loving the series! Intersting twist/combination of the transferred to another world and superpower school stories. The two parts of the story seem kind of seperrated right now (2.28) but i'm sure there's a way they will become more interlinked.

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.