How to Avoid Death on a Daily Basis

by mooderino

Warning This fiction contains:
  • Profanity
  • Sexual Content

What if you were transported to a fantasy world with no special abilities, no OP weapons and no status screen to boost your stats? Never mind finding the dragon’s treasure or defeating the Demon Lord, you only need to worry about one thing—how to stay alive.

A group of young Brits wake up in a strange, fantastical land with creatures from myth and legend. They are given archaic weapons they don't know how to use and told to do their best.

Convinced it has to be some kind of virtual reality RPG, all the people summoned form parties and set off on their adventures, leaving behind the people nobody wants in their group.

Story of my life, thinks Colin.


BOOK 10: Welcome Home

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
1. Where Are We? ago
2. Breathe ago
3. Welcoming Committee ago
4. Fight or Fight ago
5. Player One Ready? ago
6. FAQ ago
7. Equip Weapon ago
8. Dressed To Impress ago
9. Party Up ago
10. Welcome To Probet ago
11. Taking Stock ago
12. Let's Eat ago
13. Room For One More? ago
14. Game Plan ago
15. Walk On The Wild Side ago
16. Let's Make A Deal ago
17. Not Excalibur ago
18. Lock And Load ago
19. A Hunting We Will Go ago
20. Kill The Wabbit ago
21. May I Take Your Coat? ago
22. A Gift From Prometheus ago
23. Then There Were Three ago
24. Good Hunting ago
25. Let's Get Salty ago
26. Equipment Upgrade ago
27. Shrek 2 ago
28. Choose Your Own Adventure ago
29. Into The Woods ago
30. Got To Catch 'Em All ago
31. A New Challenger Has Appeared ago
32. Prepare To Fight ago
33. Monster Hunter 1.0 ago
34. Teach Me, Master ago
35. Monster Hunter 2.0 ago
36. Loot Roll ago
37. Behind The Curtain ago
38. Farewell To Probet ago
A Word From The Author ago
39. Journey To The West ago
40. Needs Must ago
41. The Farmer's Wife ago
42. There's No Such Thing ago
43. When You Got To Go ago
44. Then A Hero Comes Along ago
45. Sword Art Offline ago
46. Rogue Ogre ago
47. The Goodbye Girls ago
48. Fengarad City Limits ago
49. The Commander And The Princess ago
50. Welcome To Fengarad ago
51. The Emporium Of Needs And Desires ago
52. Man On A Mission ago
53. Frog Capture Plan ago
54. Win Lose Draw ago
55. It's Nice To Be Wanted ago
56. Wait For It ago
57. By Royal Appointment ago
58. A Wild Princess Appears ago
59. Book Smarts ago
60. Sword Smarts ago
61. Last One Out ago
62. Save The Frog ago
63. Gone Fishin' ago
64. Let's Talk About Sex, Baby ago
65. Dudley Done Right ago
66. Together Again ago
67. Meet The Family ago
68. Waiting For A Star To Fall ago
69. Trial By Fire ago
70. Tin Man ago
Another Word From The Author ago
A Little News ago
71. Lizard Blizzard ago
72. The Mandy Project ago
73. Night Of The Living Zombers ago
74. Zomber, Please ago
75. Hope Versus Expectation ago
76. Tunnels & Trolls ago
77. Breakout ago
78. Troll-In-Chief ago
79. Dungeons & Divas ago
80. Gutted ago
81. Sunny Side Up ago
82. Welcome To Dargot ago
83. Dinner With The Devil ago
84. No Deal Or Deal ago
85. A Word Of Warning ago
86. Trouble In The City ago
87. Kizwat's Silver Hammer ago
88. The Flossie Show ago
89. Locked In ago
90. Assault On Pickled Gherkin ago
91. The Doctor Is In ago
92. The Waiting Game ago
93. Stone Cold ago
94. Back To Mine ago
95. The Tao Of Colin ago
96. Blind Man's Bluff ago
97. The Word Of God ago
98. Walking Through Walls ago
99. She Afraid ago
100. Diplomatic Immunity ago
More words from the author ago
Book 4 Starts Tomorrow ago
101. Colin of the F.O. ago
102. Chain Gang ago
103. Tripping ago
104. Grief Encounters ago
105. A Bridge Too Near ago
106. Washed Up ago
107. Brassed Off ago
108. Welcome To Monsterland ago
109. Beware The Jabberwock ago
110. The Worm Turns ago
111. Heroes Of Myth And Legend ago
112. Dog Day Afternoons ago
113. Man Vs Wild ago
114. Get Lucky ago
115. Enola Gay ago
A Week Off ago
116. Follow The Leader ago
117. Blast Off ago
118. Dragon Ball F ago
119. The King Is Dead, Long Live The King ago
120. King Worm ago
121. Castle In The Air ago
122. Sympathy For The Archfiend ago
123. My Dinner With Angry ago
124. Way Of The Beast ago
125. Face To Face ago
126. Room For Truth ago
127. Mask ago
128. Welcome Back ago
129. Revelations ago
130. Here Comes The Bride ago
131. The Only Girl In The World ago
End of Book 4 Wrap Up ago
HTADDB Schedule Update ago
132. All At Sea ago
133. A Drop In The Ocean ago
134. One Up ago
135. Jester Of Your Dreams ago
136. Lay Of The Land ago
137. Death From Above ago
138. Head In The Clouds ago
139. Sorcerers Vs Warlocks ago
140. Time Of Your Life ago
141. Born To Run ago
142. All You Need Is Phil ago
143. How To Make Fiends And Influence People ago
144. Plan Of Attack ago
145. The Disorient Express ago
146. Yuqi Yuqi Yuqi ago
147. Back Once Again For The Renegade Master ago
148. Come Here Often? ago
149. Forever? Forever, Ever? ago
150. Destiny Calling ago
Short Break ago
151. Revolution Road ago
152. Say Hello To My Little Friend ago
153. Claire Knows It All ago
154. Democracy Inaction ago
155. Manual Override ago
156. Collision Course ago
157. Galvanise ago
158. In It To Win It ago
159. Face Your Demons ago
160. A New Hope ago
161. Welcome To Nekromel ago
162. Saviour Of The Universe ago
163. Walls Have Ears ago
164. Treasured ago
165. Block Rocking Beats ago
166. A Bad Feeling ago
167. Square Peg ago
168. Sweep The Leg ago
169. Dad Talk ago
170. Free your Mind ago
171. A Winning Plan ago
172. In The Huddle ago
173. Martyr Dome ago
174. Betray You, Betray Me ago
175. The Long Way Home ago
176. Roguelike ago
No chapter today ago
177. Better The Devil You Know ago
178. Out Of The Box ago
179. Yuqi In The Sky With Diamonds ago
180. Don't Talk To Me Or My Son Ever Again ago
Book 5 Wrap-up Post ago
Book 6 coming soon ago
Nearly There ago
181. One Man Party ago
182. Dragon and Off Again ago
183. Welcome to Requbar ago
184. Escort Service ago
185. The Good Dungeon Guide ago
186. A Terrible Rebel ago
187. Two's Company ago
188. Girl Interrupted ago
189. Run Rat Run ago
190. Sonny With A Chance of Power ago
191. Heart of Dimness ago
192. Mr Sabotage ago
193. Escapology ago
194. Duck Hunt ago
195. Ratopolis Now ago
196. King Killer Confessionals ago
197. Re: Slime ago
198. Ghosting ago
199. Notes from the Underground ago
200. Never Go Back ago
201. Girl Man and Rat Boy ago
202. The Back Stabbers ago
203. Path of Most Resistance ago
204. Can't Make an Omelette ago
205. Choosing Sides ago
206. Fantastic Four and a Half ago
207. Together Again for the First Time ago
208. Newkie State of Mind ago
209. Down the Local ago
210. Working Girl ago
211. Head Start ago
212. Remember the Name ago
213. The Easy Way Out ago
214. Let Sleeping Dragons Lie ago
215. When Two Girls Go to War ago
216. The Naked Ape ago
217. Dudley Wa Hooo! ago
218. The Pursuit of Happiness ago
219. Love's Labour Lost ago
220. Battle of Five Armies (Part 1) ago
221. Beat the Retreat ago
222. Colin Ascendant ago
223. Rated, Baited, Delegated ago
224. Silent But Dudley (Side Story) ago
225. Requbar Revival ago
226. Gatekeeper ago
227. Killer Queen ago
228. Faithless ago
229. Resistance Is Fruitful ago
230. Elfen Lied ago
231. Sonny Days, Laney Nights ago
232. Bone to Pick ago
233. The Hard Carry ago
234. The Frenemy of My Frenemy ago
235. Gathering of the Clouds ago
236. Diamond in the Rough ago
237. From a Great Height ago
238. Dargot After Dark ago
239. Enemy Lines ago
240. Head Counsel ago
241. Dark Side of the Brain ago
242. Blow by Blow ago
243. Beware My Power ago
244. Hanging by a Thread ago
245. Battle of Five Armies (Part 2) ago
246. Eye on the Prize ago
Book 6 Wrap Up Post ago
HTADDB Book 7 update ago
Chapter 247. On the Hook ago
Chapter 248. The Hero's Jenny ago
Chapter 249. Pest Control ago
Chapter 250. Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner ago
Chapter 251. Chinny Chin Chin ago
Chapter 252. The Touchables ago
Chapter 253. Tilted ago
Chapter 254. Guardians of the Greenery ago
Chapter 255. Flags Flying High ago
Chapter 256. Procrastination Agent ago
Chapter 257. Attention Please ago
Chapter 258. Party to a Lie ago
259. There Was an Attempt ago
260. Too Few To Mention ago
261. Grotto Life ago
262. Cash Me Outside ago
263. Childish Colino ago
264. Colin-Fu is Leaking ago
265. Land of the Setting Sun ago
266. God Tier ago
267. Welcome to Gorgoth ago
268. These Aren't the Druids You're Looking For ago
269. Chilling ago
270. WWJD? ago
271. Underdog Now, Overlord Later ago
272. I Have the Power ago
273. Pope Idol ago
274. Bad Sensei ago
275. Never on a First Date ago
276. Born Again ago
277. Every Cult Has a Silver Lining ago
278. A Man of Substance ago
279. Watching the Defectives ago
HTADDB Week off ago
280. Feel the Fear and Druid Anyway ago
281. Burnt Salad ago
282. Church of Me ago
283. No Refunds ago
284. Fear of Flailing ago
285. Dead Men Walking ago
286. The Unprincipled Certainty ago
287. Show Before Tell ago
288. Till Death Don't Us Part ago
289. Dead Gods and Englishmen ago
290. Vines of Communication ago
291. Don't Hate the Player ago
292. Losing My Edge ago
293. Freedom for All ago
294. God of Wut? ago
295. Hold the Moan ago
296. Be Nice to People on the Way Up ago
297. Lead Me Not into Temptation ago
HTADDB break for holidays ago
298. Never Prosper ago
299. Planning for the Future ago
300. Indignation Remix ago
301. Cockblocula ago
302. There's No You in Team ago
303. Shame on You ago
304. Sisters of No Mercy ago
305. Further Beyond ago
306. Paywall ago
307. The Older Woman ago
308. Wizard Bitch ago
309. Don't Forget to Breathe ago
HTADDB Update ago
HTADDB 8 Update ago
310: What a Time to Be Alive! ago
311: Death by Water Pistol ago
312: Another Fish Mess ago
313. The Stupid Fat Face of Adversity ago
314: World's Greatest Solo Player ago
315: A Good Quest Is Hard to Find ago
316: Twisted Firestarter ago
317: Personal Allowance ago
318: Second Prize in a Beauty Contest ago
319: Boss of This Gym ago
320: Pacifist Run ago
321: Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area ago
322: Expect the Unexpectable ago
323: Half-Life 3 Confirmed ago
324: Captain, My Captain ago
325: Welcome to Shrine Island ago
326: Marry in Haste, Repent at Leisure ago
327: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner ago
328: Voulez-Vous Trébuchet Avec Moi? ago
329: Meat Is Murder ago
330: Plenty More Fish in the Sea ago
331: New Model Army ago
332: The Popular Vote ago
333: On the Stump ago
334: Adapt. Absorb. Assimilate. ago
335: Compartmentalise. Compartwomentalise and Compartchildrentalise, Too ago
336: Woke AF ago
337: Not All Heroes Wear Capes ago
338: You Do That Hoodoo ago
339: Nothing Holding Me Back ago
340: How Was It for You? ago
341: I Am What I Am ago
342: Happy Endings ago
343: But Can You Do This? ago
344: Don't Smash It ago
345: Two Girls, One Ship ago
346: Out of Harem's Way ago
347: Here Be Monsters ago
348: Skin in the Game ago
349: Chopping Onions ago
350: Mother Knows Best ago
351: The Benefit of Doubt ago
352: Stepping Up ago
353: The Iceman Comet ago
354: The Reeducation of Maurice ago
355: Asking for a Friend ago
356: Brown Bread ago
357: Dearly Departed ago
358: Island Life ago
359: Tank Top ago
360: What Becomes of the Dragonhearted? ago
361: Backdoor Action ago
362: Planet Nerd ago
363: Horrible Good ago
364: Gone But Not Forgotten ago
365: Gravy Boat ago
366: The More the Merrier ago
367: Next to Nothing ago
368: Riding the Dragon ago
369: Wings of an Angel ago
370: Flight of the Phoenix ago
371: Drop the Pilot ago
372: Trust Fund ago
373: Offers and Promotions ago
374: The Ego Has Landed ago
375: Rise and Fall ago
376: Consorting with the Enemy ago
377: Lead by Example ago
378: A Lasting Legacy ago
379: Player Unknown ago
380: FQ Blues ago
381: Schemes of Mice ago
382: Charm Offensive ago
383: Fun Guy ago
384: Good for Nothing ago
385: Not on My Watch ago
386: Cloaked Ambition ago
387: A Way with the Fairies ago
388: Lust for Power ago
389: Triumph of the Won't ago
390: God Hand ago
391: All Fired Up ago
392: Technical Difficulties ago
393: Carnal Leakage ago
Short Break ago
394: Camelots ago
395: Growth ago
396: Clark Can't ago
397: The Truth Will Set You Back ago
398: Hello from the Other Side ago
399: Missile Command ago
400: Choking Hazard ago
401: Moth to Flame ago
402: Simultaneous Release ago
403: Quick Maths ago
404: Plus Ultra ago
405: Holding on for Dear Life ago
Change to Schedule ago
406: My Goku Experience ago
407: Hardcore Mode ago
408: The Get Go ago
409: The Road to Enlightenment ago
410: Strange Fruit ago
411: Mr Potato ago
412: Batman Rises ago
413: Two Fat Ladies ago
414: Will to Survive ago
415: Welcome to Fairyland ago
416: Fit for Purpose ago
417: No Hard Feelings ago
418: The Popular Vote ago
419: Unbendable ago
420: Harshcore ago
421: Losing the Thread ago
422: In a Bad Light ago
423: This Is Your Void Calling ago
424: Push Me Pull You ago
425: Back to Square Minus One ago
Book 10: Welcome Home ago
426: An Englishman's House ago
427: Preordered ago
428: Land of Shadow and Substance ago
429: Golden Dragon ago
430: Charles in Charge ago
431: Infernal Machine for Sale ago
432: Big Phoney ago
433: Baby Talk ago
434: Power Creep ago
435: Quantum Game Theory ago
436: First World Problems ago
437: Taking One for the Team ago
438: Choose Your Battles ago
439: Opportunity Culling ago
440: Crisis Actors ago
441: Take the Lead ago
442: Shuffle of Angels' Feet ago
443: Surprise Mechanics ago
444: No Smoking ago
445: Ducking Out ago
446: Leading Man ago
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448: Slam Dunk ago
449: Pro-Am Event ago
450: Just Kidding... Unless? ago
451: Wise Men Say ago
452: Redemption Ark ago
453: The Humanity ago
454: Light and Magic ago
455: Love to Bang ago
456: A Fellow Man of Culture ago
457: Three-Sixty and Out ago
458: Fight Off the Valkyrie ago
459: Believe All Women ago
460: Revolution of Our Time ago
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468: Delusions of Gandalf ago
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The author had an excellent story up to this point and recently introduced a major character development that should have changed everything. Our MC has repeatedly said that if his party doesn't follow his command he will leave them behind, that having a girl wouldn't change him and that the monsters in this world aren't truly monsters.

By chapter 115 his party has decided to act for themselves repeatedly, getting into major trouble, and our MC decides to save them anyway for old times sake which is fine. What is not fine is them LITTERALLY abandoning him without saying a word out in a place where he is surronded by enemies that could quite possible kill him, to go have a major festival in their honor. All because they were mad at him. He also finds out that the 'monsters' aren't truly as civilised as you might have thought when they do something that would have broken any normal person.

Now this is the point where our MC's party members return, all happy and cheering while he is completly broken and by ALL accounts, from EVERYTHING we've read about him so far, he should have spat in their face and asked them to never show themselves before him again. This would have made a excellent new story arc and would have been something fresh and new introduced into the story. What happends? He get's laid and all of a sudden everything is forgiven. Everything independent about him, everything he swore he would do, broken because he. got. laid. I'm sorry but no, this is just to much for me. If he had slept with her then left anyway on some sad note that would have been fine but when the same girl says "I own you" in the next chapter and he is fine with it without getting angry or even caring that litterally killed this story for me.

If for any reason he decides to abandon them anyway in a later chapter, please tell me because that is the only way I can continue reading this.


Colin deserves better than those wankers.

Reviewed at: 111. Heroes Of Myth And Legend

Overall, the story is alright. The plot is a bit out there, not in terms of weirdness or outlandishness, but the main characters just seem to get yanked from one plot line to another with seemingly little connection to each. What started out as a bunch of people surviving in another world wound up with them getting into a singing contest with a bunch of monsters, needing to procure a wife for a virgin demon lord, set of an ancient propechy, and then go into a hell where death is but an inconvenience and going back in time is but a death away. It just feel clunky at times, though I nevertheless enjoyed most of them.

The characters are, like the story, alright on their own. They started out as annoying, very annoying, but each of them slowly starts to find their place in the group and grow as a person. There’s the weird kid who’s surprisingly a great shot (especially when the girl he likes is in danger), a girl who’s singing has (surprisingly) got them out from quite a few tight spots, the nerd who turns out is quite good at deduction, the other girl who (finally) becomes useful after finding out she can read minds, the mc’s love interest who’s the only one who can actually fight well, and the mc who time and again saves their collective asses. However, my final point brings me to my biggest grievance of all.

I really, really, most definitely, absolutely hate how other people, especially his party, treats Colin. My god, his party is a bunch of pricks. Colin gets them out trouble after trouble, saves their asses fight after fight, and thinks his way out of problem after problem, but they still treat him like shit. Gods, especially that part where they left him to go to the palace when Colin was the one who, in fact, defeated that worm thing. Fuck, they don’t even try to pretend to go back for him, not very hard anyway, and have seemed to have forgotten him altogether. Not to mention, while he was alone, the only other creature he has befriended was killed for being different. Oh man, I tell you, I was waiting for the MC to call them out on their bullshit and leave them for dead. But nope, Colin continues to be treated like a doormat and doesn’t even try to do anything about it, nothing substantial anyway. Even the girl who is supposed to be in love with hik treats him like crap. Bloody hell, she even kills him on the very slight chance that time would be reversed without his consent just to save their asses. I hate them so much. Come on Colin, you could do better than them. 

So, final verdict. I give style 4 out of 5 since, despite the flaws, it still manages to keep me engage. 3 for the story since it is still servicable and makes a modicum of sense. 5 out of 5 for grammar since it is spotless and near perfect. And a 1 for character since Colin deserves better.


Very funny... but poor characters and narrative

Some very funny moments, but the overall writing suffers from poorly fleshed out characters and a haphazardly constructed narrative.

The characters have very little depth to them: nerdy black guy, feminist nazi, fat klutz, lanky aspie. Even the main character, despite a tendency for over-monologuing, comes across as incredibly shallow. In an attempt to avoid literary cliches, rather than writing multi-dimensional characters, the author merely reverses the cliche. The attractive, confident people are villainous at worst and incompetent at best. The hero who is a misanthrope trying to run away at every opportunity. Certainly this creates some comedic situations and if this were merely a gag comedy than there would be no issue.

But whenever the story tries to create dramatic tension or take itself too seriously it immediately fails. Colin is a hypocritical character who immediately assumes the worst about everyone around him and somehow proves to be right. He constantly criticizes people for their perceived flaws, while mostly ignoring those same flaws in himself. Rather than using the narrative to point out Colin's hypocrisy, the author often makes him turn out to be right. The confident, good-looking peole really are mostly assholes. His friends usually are hapless idiots.

The comedy tends to grow stale over time as well. The same character interactions play out again and again. Colin makes a sexist remark. Claire gets mad at him. Maurice says something nerdy. Flossie does something dumb. Dudley looks away awkwardly. Characters hardly grow for the first few hundred chapters. Then, around the sixth to seventh arc, they all of a sudden become inexplicably competent and outmaneuver Colin.

Colin has a ridiculous degree of plot armour. Rather than creating an intelligent, proactive protagonist, the author reduces the intelligence of everyone around him to that of bumbling idiots. With a little bit of basic reasoning, Colin comes up with a solution and then derides everyone around him for being incompetent and stupid. Or he gets into a dangerous situation and comes out unscathed through some last-minute contrived plot device.

Colin's monologues are painfully out of touch with reality. He makes some good points, but presents them in such an emotionally vitriolic, one-dimensional way that it's hard to take him seriously. He never considers that people have complex reasons for why they behave. Instead he makes sweeping statements about religion, politics, gender and rarely bothers with nuance.

The relationships are potentially the worst part of the story. The male and female characters all get paired up with the first people they meet. And despite a few missteps, they behave as if they're soulmates. The relationships feel incredibly forced and contrived. And nobody considers dating people outside of their group.

In conclusion, HTADOADB works as a comedy and fails miserably at everything else.


I really liked the first ~65 chapters of the story due to the fact that it was exactly what the title said it was: How To Avoid Death On A Daily Basis. After a around 200 chapters, the plot starts to become really grand. Other worlds, demons, time travel, etc. It might be for some people. but not for me. I came to see the team slowly struggle and manage to live a life in this apparet hostile world. I didnt read to see them battling what could be considered gods or read a weird sexual conversation between two characters every other chapter for the sake of comedic relief. 



Like those beans from harry potter that can taste like anything

I really started out loving the story, the mc was somewhat out of the ordinary and the story has quite a few very nice twists and turns which makes it stand out and not seem cliche. The problem for me really  arose around the 100th chapter or something. The mc had been kind off an asshole throughout the story, and that is something i liked a lot about him. He was cold and rational and he could stand his ground. After a while it feels like he has become a pushover. He has since the beginning threatened to leave the rest of the party, and the I actually though he was capable of doing it if he had to, in the end though, he has become someone who has reverted to the stereotypical cold hero type. He says he wont put himself in danger or do stuff that is basically suicide from his perspective, yet he always does it anyway. I have come to expect him to fold under pressure, and i hate it. He was so cool as an mc, then he just gets pushed around by anyone and everyone. Though i understand that making things go the way the mc want them to doesn't make a good story, it has become routine to see the mc say something, and then do what others expect him to. He was already a weak mc physically and he had a lot of flaws that would make him lose in a fight, but he had this relentlessness to not do what others tell him to that just disappeared. It has become a tedium to read on in the hopes that maybe he will do something to not be steered around and take some control himself. Yet it is nowhere in sight. I thank the author for writing the story, as it is a good read and has given me quite a few hours of entertainment, but it is beginning to feel like i am watching a movie franchise that was so good, but is slowly sinking. It has just degenerated into the traditional: "the hero gets pushed into situations against his will, and he just accepts it and solves the problems thrust at him and no longer even tries to say "fuck you" back"


disappointed. inform me if it is getting better.

I read 124 chapters of this story. First few 100ch were awesome, story was good, character development was great. But after 100ch, It became terible, story is still good, but character development became terrible. MC developing not forward but backwards. Became generic MC where you can find everywere.(Mostly in japanesse light novels). Does all hard work for his teammates, sacrifices his own life for strangers without any good reason. He became a like a puppy, a slave, does everything he is told, Without any reason, And I was dissapointed about it because, it goes agains his beliefs. No benefits just drawbacks.

everyone says that they basicaly are with him because it is safer, but always tells that something is wrong with him(written like they are insulting him) but MC is ok with that. He wants to survive, but does always endangers himself. His teammates are dumb, always does something that endangers everyone. But MC is fine with that.

Giving this book only 2 stars, mainly because after 100 chapter it became terrible. I understand that you want him to become sociable. But clearly you are rushing it. you aren't even explaining his choises.


If it is getting better after 124 chapter. please tell me. For now I giving this book a pause.


Dropped at ch 93. Really liked it initially, a likable anti-hero who used common sense, and an interesting world. But after the romance stuff, it kind of did a 180 on the MC's personality, and the spoilers turnt me off.


At the time of this review, I have read through chapter 38 (which marks the end of volume 1).

I want to start by saying that I evaluate stories in the context of their genre. As far as amateur fish out of water stories in fantasy worlds, this one is great!



The story is told from the first person perspective, and thus we have access to all the thoughts and observations of the protagonist. Very engaging, and written in a very natural voice. The flow was so nice that I honestly read the entire story in a single day.



The set up is familiar: a group of modern day 20 somethings end up in a fantasy world. However, the execution is where it really shines. The author has done a wonderful job with pacing, never forcing the story along and allowing situations and transitions to unfold realistically. It's also nice to see things like hunting monsters, skinning them, eating them, and raiding their homes presented in a less-than-flattering fashion. Nice challenging of the genre.



Very good. No glaring mistakes with grammar I can think of. I think I only noticed 3 spelling mistakes in the entire 38 chapters.



At the beginning of this story, all the characters, including the MC, are generally unlikable. However, I ask that you don't let this turn you off, as they are written to be this way. Interesting, as the story carries on and personalities start to get fleshed out, the MC's party members become generally likable.

However, the main character makes much less progress in that department, as he is extremely manipulative. Once again, this shouldn't turn you off to reading this story. An unlikable character is perfectly acceptable if they are interesting. The MC's polarizing personality really sets up a lot of possibilities for drama with any new people they might meet in coming chapters, as well as potential in-group fighting.

The reason why I only gave 4  stars here was because I felt that there could have been more done with Jenny. She's the first character the MC interacts with, but there really aren't many interactions between them afterward. Likely, this is something that will be explored in later chapters. The MC is also very concerned with himself, and since he's paired with four people that aren't particularly socially adept, I was left wanting a little more character interaction as well. 


All in all, I highly recommend HTADOADB (Whoa, that's a long acronym). If you're looking for a very well planned "transported to fantasy world" story,  and if you're a little sick of when the main characters adapt too quickly to these kinds of situations, then this is the story for you!


Finally not a stupid OP stories or insane or sexual or "weak" but not so weak MC.

Its nice to finally able to read normal story where the MC not someone who OP or "weak" but gain "unexpected" power. The story flow is nice, the pace is nice, and overall its relatable and realistic. This is a great story with a good writing. Thanks for the story and please continue writing. You got me hooked up on the story.


Great story hindered by character interaction(slight spoilers up to ch 125)

I don't really have that much to add here, everything about your story,style and grammar are good stuff and I love how you conduct the story for the most part. Your characters on the other hand start out as really good and fun to be around, but as the story goes on they're becoming more and more irritating.


Only thing I really want to touch on like Lunitan did in his review is your characters. Simply put can we do something about the relationship between the characters?  I'm at chapter 113 and the development of the party is getting quite stale. Colin is constantly in a battle to retain any respect from his party, even though he has led them to success this entire time. But instead his party mocks him at points, and outright ignores or leaves him behind. Like that's all fine and dandy for awhile, but at this point it's making it hard for me to read the story as you largely make the reader identify with Colin, who is mistreated pretty hard.


You make it a warring battle between his self-depreciation, and their helpfulness towards him as he doesn't really treat them that well because he fears it will be for nothing. He fears they will toss him aside, and for the most part you could say they don't. Yet there are certain parts throughout the story that validate his fear as they openly show contempt or distrust of his methods, which then only sets his character back even further. In fact the only reason I make this review is because in chapter 110, his party just straight up leaves him behind. Now I assume your going to go into more detail and make this a conflict of sorts, but either way this still really irks me because atm I really can't see a way they can justify doing this. Jenny was sharing a tent with him, and it seems that the party left in the morning so they had plenty of time to find and take him with them, but instead he was ditched while they went to the capital and had fun. Jenny is supposed to be the person that is the relief of his depression, and make him open up, but instead she is serving at this point as another downer for him.


I'm going to keep reading the story ofc as it's still really good, but I really hope you fix the character development between the party because it's getting quite stale and actually aggravating to me at least. It really hurts my enjoyment of the series to see Colin get shafted so hard constantly, there needs to be a relief to this constant depreciation which the story is sorely lacking at this point. Can we please see Colin and his party develop to have some sense of camaraderie, as the only people that even seem to remotely care about Colin is Jenny and Maurice, but they kind of just shit on this as well in the latest chapters. I will update this when I see something change.


EDIT: Party is back, and Jenny spills the beans on why they left him behind. Pretty shitty on their part, but kind of understandable? I like that Jenny and him have finally taken the step forward, but it feels kinda forced? I think their needs to be more depth on why she actually likes him to make it more natural. Not much has changed in dynamics towards party health but it's only been 2 chapters. Bumped character to 3.5, overall to 4.5.


EDIT: Ch.125, characters are coming into their own usefulness, and getting back into the stride of being a funny group while also maintaining their adventuring status. Character bumped to 4/5. Keep up the good work. 


EDIT: Book 4 ending, characters are really fun again gotta say, bumping characters back to 5, and I'm really enjoying the wildness of the story now again