First, I'd like to apologize for my writing as I'm not good at writing in English and this is my first post so bear with me. I get bored very fast and I kinda have obsessions with the novels that I'm reading/will read. After years of reading novels, I developed a lot of weird qualities such as: allergy to classic Xianxia/Xuanhuan novels(cheap face slapping, arrogant youngmasters, etc.), obsessed with cold, calculative, maybe antihero MCs, and most importantly, schemes. I read Chinese and Korean novels only and I've never read any Japanese ones as I don't like them. I've made a list a couple of months ago but there are some novels that I forgot putting it on the list because I've never made a "read" list before this and I forgot a lot of them. I didn't note down the novels that I read before so this is going to be hard and I'm sorry about that. novelupdates. com/viewlist/29268/ (delete the spacing) The novels in this list are probably kind of novels that I like to read. They are "quality" novels in my eyes but ofc, everybody's opinion differs. I don't care what kind of personality MC has but he has to be a male and has to have some backbone at least. I don't like wussy MCs (like sparing someone who shouldn't be spared and getting schemed for his mercy afterward) I'm very picky. There has to be at least +500 translated chapters and I don't care if it's original or translated (I can't read MTL, well, not that I can't, its's just too cringy and I only like quality writing so...) I said I don't care but cold and calculative MCs are much appreciated. It has to have at least a little bit of scheming although it would be better if it's a novel with a lot of schemes. There has to be action in it (it can be martial arts, magic, guns, or game elements, doesn't matter). I don't like the "harem" tag but it's okay if the novel itself is good enough. It can be a classic Xianxia/Xuanhuan novel but it has to be a quality one (like Transcending the Nine Heavens or Divine Throne of the Primordial Blood). I love brotherhood btw. Not the one with forgotten side characters, one with a real, continuous brotherhood.