Name: 同桌凶猛 (no idea what an appropriate translation would be ... "My Sassy Deskmate"?) Raw Link: https://www.uukanshu.com/b/82935/ NU Link: N/A Why It Should Get Picked Up: It's finally happened. We've been inundated for decades with all kinds of Cinderella-type kdrama/cdrama. You know the one where a plucky female protagonist gets spurned by her lover and eventually claws her way back up to the top with her own resolve, usually with some help from a much better love interest. This novel is basically the gender-reversed version, where the protagonist is a guy and the one in power is the woman. The author is a young male Chinese. And it's trending on Qidian as top recommended new novel. Just pause for a moment and take that in. Yea I know the odds of translating something currently on Qidian is pretty low. Just figured I'd put it out there. Description: ---------- An earnest but down-and-out young man Chen Shu life starts to crumble when his long-time girlfriend leaves him for a richer man (ok I'll acknowledge this is probably a satire of "mercenary" Chinese women). He starts life anew and along the way, encounters his former classmate who's now a successful film star (non-adult), only he doesn't recognize her since she used to be an ugly duckling. That's all I got. I'm only at Chapter 10, there's 188 chapters so far. But it's been 10 chapters of gold. The writing is detailed with a lot of quips and witty banter from all characters. No excessive exposition, plot moves along quickly and it's linked with the entertainment industry. Reminds me A LOT of Top Management. MC is an earnest, likable guy with a great sense of humor. But when push-comes-to-shove he can hold his own despite the odds stacked against him. It makes the interaction with his love interest pretty entertaining when he spoofs the damsel-in-distress role.