I think I've already read most of the popular good novels so I don't have stellar expectations... just something without the usual package of cancer that 90% of the stuff on novelupdates seems to have. If you know some good original works I'm up for checking them. I'm quite unfamiliar to sites such as scribble hub or royalroad so there's a big chance I haven't read them. I just need something without: 1. Harem (3 or more girls = harem = rubbish in my book) or romance where the love interest gets raped/killed/NTR or cheats. Either OTP or no romance at all. 2. MC that rapes or murders innocents (God and Devil World) || loser/useless MC (Dungeon Defense and many others) || handicapped/clinically retarded MC (Inverted Dragon Scale) || MC that's all talk no bite and spares every single fucking enemy (The Great Ruler) || Genderbend MC 3. Cultivation in modern times setting or showbiz-related stories 4. Female protagonist || kingdom/city/village building || novels where politics are the main focus (the things included in no4 aren't necessarily cancer, just not my cup of tea) Please don't recommend me novels that were dropped/left on hiatus or novels that are not completed in their country of origin. Spoiler (I got myself burned too many times so I won't start anything without reading plenty of spoilers first. You can never trust the translators nor the authors of the novels either. Lost count how many times I got baited into reading a novel thanks to the lack of cancerous tags at the start, only to get fucked in the ass after several tens/hundred chapters. I get invested in a novel and start to like it but then bang! there comes the rape, the harem, the bullshit tragedy etc. Don't wanna go through all that again) Examples of novels I like: Spoiler - Star Rank Hunter || Chronicles of the Primordial Wars - both from the same author. Some of the best novels I've ever read. Simply brilliant. - I Alone Level Up || The Return of the Legendary Hunter || Reincarnator || King of the Battlefield || Master Hunter K - Dungeon Hunter || A Returner's Magic Should Be Special || Second Life Ranker - Grimoire x Reverse || The Lazy Swordmaster || Sairin Yuusha || Nidome no Yuusha || I Was a Sword When I Reincarnated - One Man Army || Ark || Emperor of the Solo Play || The Great Thief || Rebirth of the thief who roamed the world - Lord Xue Ying (and other IET novels) || Douluo Dalu || The Legend of Swordsman || Instant Kill || King of Gods || Dominating Sword Immortal || 40 millenniums of cultivation || Eternal Reverence - Sovereign of Judgement || I am the Monarch || Galactic Dark Net || The Strongest Gene etc I included this spoiler about the novels I like mostly for those people who are looking for the same type of novels as I do. Maybe it will help someone.