Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation

GDC is over, now what?3 min read

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You’ve spent days, weeks, even months reading all 126 chapters of GDC, now what? What do you read? What happens now?


Well, it’s not the end. It’s just the beginning.

A lot of readers on our site found the novel after watching the drama, so a lot of you do not know of the wide, wide world of Chinese Danmei novels. For those of you who do not know, Danmei is the specific name of the genre for BL (boy’s love, M/M, gay) novels. There are hundreds of thousands of Danmei novels in the world and there are hundreds that are translated or being translated into English.

If you want the full comprehensive list of translated novels, please visit Novel Updates HERE (yaoi) or HERE (shounen-ai.) There is a distinctive difference between yaoi and shounen-ai, both of which take their names after Japanese terms. Yaoi is, in layman’s terms, the more explicit version of shounen-ai that includes detailed sex scenes.

In this wide world, you must remember that not every book is the same, not all characters have the same personalities. If you continue trying to find a new novel to read with the expectations that that novel will be the new GDC, you will never be able to find a new novel to read or be able to immerse yourself in a new world. I recommend that you wrap GDC up into a little ball, store it into itself and keep it in its own category.

GDC is its own being. Since it was written in 2018, there have been hundreds of novels trying to recreate its fame, mimic its atmosphere and it’s worked in some cases. But if you do not move on from GDC, if you do not see it as a new start, you will never leave GDC and nothing new will begin. You’ll stagnate and never know of the hundreds of other novels out there that you are passing up because you’ve blindsided yourself into staying in the GDC world. It’s small-minded when you find a novel you like and want every novel after to be exactly the same.

So, please, on behalf of all of the other translators out there and all the authors, please try to read other novels. Read them, not with the mindset of trying to replace GDC, but with the mindset that you are looking for a new world to love, new characters that will make you laugh, and a new author you want to devour every single one of their novels.

Please don’t stagnant, please adventure out. Go find a new novel that hits you like GDC, one that makes you fall in love with reading to the point you don’t’ put the book down and dream about the characters when you sleep.

Priest and MXTX are not the only authors in the Damei circle. Read so many that you get confused by what is what:  wuxia / xuanhuan / xianxia.

Try some modern novels where the characters live like you and me in a world filled with technology.

Western fantasy novels where dragons fly in the sky, vampires have issues and werewolves are allergic to their own fur.

M-preg, where males have the ability to be like females in our world and it’s common for two males to have children together.

Cultivation novels are not the only good novels out there. Explore. Explore until you can’t read anymore and every word is a new world. Recommend novels to each other and let other novels shine and get the love they deserve.

Read other novels on our site, look for the ones that strike your fancy, HERE.


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January 16, 2021 5:21 pm

Well said 😀 thanks for all your hard work translating. I personally have become addicted to esport novels hehe… ahhhh who knew the world of danmei was so beautiful and so vast.

tama ochi
tama ochi
January 16, 2021 5:25 pm

i’m lucky to read the book first before watching the drama. in fact, i watched the drama because of the book.

thank you for your hard work😘

i’ve found the beauty of chinese danmei through gdc. although it’s not as explicit as japanese bl, but the world is vast, the characters are and lovable (except a few 🤣 🤣 🤣 ), and the love story is deep and heart-wrenching.

now i read more of chinese danmei book. i won’t hope for a second gdc. each book has their own story, although the genre is similar. so, just enjoy reading, everyone❤️

January 16, 2021 5:36 pm

Yes!!!There are sooo many out there and I feel so sad there’s not enough time to read all!!! Thank you so much for your hardwork in translating GDC. That was really my starting point but now I’m glad to say I am already exploring other authors too!

January 16, 2021 5:37 pm

I personally never put any novel I have read to replace GDC.
I always love the new novel without needed to compare with this and that.
In my opinion, Your team already provide a wide range of novel categories. I do really appreciate .
You are deserved to get two thumbs up.
Thank you.

January 16, 2021 7:22 pm

I hope in the future you can traslate Shui Qian Cheng’s novels. Thanks for you hard work.

January 16, 2021 8:01 pm

GDC was my first danmei but it’s not my last. I’ve discovered some many other good ones that deserve some love and hope others do too. Thanks for all the hard work and I hope other take your advice to check out other danmei.

January 16, 2021 11:19 pm

Well done..but as worm reader..i don’t limit my range but for now i am hooked on transmigration of cute animals MC/ML story🤣🤣🤣with bit of bloody dog drama but cured by lots of fluffiness and cuteness😶😶😶

January 17, 2021 12:09 am

GDC was the first danmei novel I read, but as you wrote, it just opened a whole New world for me. Since then I have read a lot of great novels and I’ve loved and cried along with their Main characters.

January 17, 2021 2:56 am

That’s a common problem for avid readers. I had the same slump after reading harry potter as a teen. Everything I read after felt meh~.

Sometimes you need to cool down and digest this extraordinary book that took all of your head for weeks.

I got out of GDC more than 3 months after finishing it. Time is your friend when it comes to moving on.

January 17, 2021 4:27 am

I would also say to GDC readers who are new fans: don’t be put off by titles. Sometimes the titles are odd but if you read the synopsis and/or first chapter, you might be pleasantly surprised. I’ve found this to be personally true lol give new things a try! You might find another favorite!!

January 17, 2021 4:50 am

Thank you for your hard work on translating novels as well as scanlating manga.

January 18, 2021 8:09 am

I’m reading “Transmigration: The Farm LIfe of a Fool” right. hehe..

January 18, 2021 7:16 pm

I understand why you brought up this topic “GDC is over, what now?” Because a lot of readers including myself can’t leave GDC and we should move on and read more novels and open our minds. I am a big reader and read alot of novels from your website, AU, fantastic ,OMEGA ect and some are really wonderful like The Heart of a Smith (highly recommend), never my alpha, only mine, Forced Estrus, and it’s 2 there, really funny:  I heard my fiance is super fierce and Mary Sue.ect,, You made me discover a new fantastic world; BL world however GDC cannot… Read more »

January 20, 2021 10:01 am

Thank you so much. This brought me some delight during the shit show that life can be sometimes.

January 27, 2021 1:21 am

here are some short recommendations from me. God Level Summoner (long e-sports gaming focus, cute ships), The Strongest God, Mary Sue: A faithful adaptation, Falling in Love in the Supernatural World. have fun reading, all. (:

February 10, 2021 11:14 am

Thank you so much! This story has brought me so much joy 🙂

February 18, 2021 9:36 pm

crying rn this was so good :

Bai yueliang
Bai yueliang
February 20, 2021 12:02 pm

I just gotta say.. for someone who never reads online (because most of the time the formatting literally hurts my eyes and makes me have a headache) I’ve finished GDC extremely fast. Exactly 1 month. 2 days to read ch.71-113 . thanks for your work 🙂 loved reading this novel <3

February 26, 2021 5:54 pm


February 28, 2021 1:39 pm

I found this trough the donghua and fell into the trap called bl novels. It’s been over a year and a half and I’m rereading this again cause I’m still not over it.

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