Series Link: https://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-empresss-gigolo/ C1: I get the feeling that this guy just likes killing random people for fun. The MC is far too weak to be an assassin, and his method of infiltration far too eye-catching. I can understand locking him up and questioning him, but instantly beheading him is unlikely to be a good idea for a morally upright person. C2: I get that she's the FL and that she'll likely be quite nice to him in the future, but he really shouldn't help her any more than absolutely necessary. Anyone that orders beheadings so casually isn't someone good, and giving such a person more power than they already have is a crime against humanity. C3: I wonder if he'll return after 3 days or after 10, and how many days will have passed in the other world by then. Also curious if he'll return to his cell or to the road. C4: He should probably start carrying a backpack with him containing useful documents and money for the two different worlds. But that's for the future. For the past, he should have had one containing useful documents, food and water. He didn't know if they knew he was still in the cell after all. C5: "It seemed that anything he had direct contact with would be teleported alongside him between the two worlds." I wonder if that includes people. I wonder why they didn't get him any clothes. Bringing someone in his state before the empress might well get them beheaded alongside him. C7: Why didn't he at least have them build some form of shade for it? If he takes anything he's in contact with, then why doesn't he take his bed? He's transported while sleeping three times now, and his bed has never accompanied him. C8: I wonder how he's planning to earn money in his original world. Disappearing for the better part of every fortnight isn't exactly conducive to earning a living. If he can convince the empress to actually pay him, he could bring back things to sell, but I don't know if she'd pay him enough since the value of just about everything (other than a human life) is higher in a feudal society than a modern one, and I doubt he could afford magical items, nor would it be safe or easy to sell them in his own world. I wonder if his guards will get in trouble for his injury. C9: He really shouldn't have driven his friend away. He could use the help in the real world, and his friend is willing and able to provide it so long as he knows the problem. "If you don't die today, I will treat you to drinks." Such magnanimity C10: "I'm of higher rank, let me go first!" lol. At least it's not just the MC they like to try to behead on sight? c11: Well, looks like he has to learn how to stitch wounds in the very near future... I'm betting the black mud is worth more than the silver. I wonder if it's something that can be reproduced on Earth though. If not, then a single box likely isn't worth much in terms of resale value. C12: Still, if it can't be produced on Earth, then he can't really do much with it. It wouldn't take much for Dayao's supply to dry up if Earth were to really take an interest in it. He should probably also order some shelves, have new, specially shaped buckets made, and have them start gathering the raw ingredients for saltpeter. C13: "It was too easy to make money in this world. " I think that he's forgetting that he basically belongs to the empress. He can only make money if she's willing to let him. If she wants to, she can also just lock him in a cell and beat him every day that he doesn't solve a problem for her. C14: He really should have tested that at home. After all, magic might not work on Earth. C15: He should have swapped the cuts and taken 40 on the basis that he wouldn't be available 75% of the time and his friend's family would be doing the lion's share of the work. It would reduce the odds of resentment building up over time due to his continuous absences. "I can simply be the front man of this business." No he can't. He's literally not going to exist on Earth 75% of the time. Also, if this was his plan for the black mud cream, then why did he melt the ingots? He should have enough money on hand to last a few months if he's not an idiot with money, and the ingots will be necessary to get the black mud cream and its ingredients. C16: 7500 Yuan seems a bit cheap for a place like that. Are rent prices really that low in China? That aside, that place sounds way too big for a single bloke. He had a white collar job that only paid 3200 Yuan? No wonder the rent is so cheap. They underpay people so much that they can't possibly afford higher rents. I wonder why it still hasn't occurred to him that the black mud cream is literally magic, and therefore, one or more of its ingredients are likely also magic and thus not available (or possibly even manufactureable) on Earth. C17: It seems like a really bad idea to bring back cooked food. What if the wrong person finds out about it, tries it, reports it, and then he's expected to reproduce it? It's not like he knows the recipe or has the necessary spices. Heck, the base ingredients might not even exist in Dayao. It's really not hard to understand why people think of them as barbarians... C18: I thought pandas were actually quite violent? Since the boxes were for his job, can he get reimbursed for them? If not, then he should have bought them while he was on Earth and brought them over. C19: "If he brought them out on the street on Earth… he most likely wouldn't attract envious gazes, but rather cops." It's good that he knows What container did he use for the food? There are very few available in the modern world that wouldn't attract attention in the feudal world. I wonder why they hadn't asked for ice for the palace before this. Honestly, I was expecting it from day one. And not just for the palace, but also for all the nobles and ranking officials. C20: Why did he mention the lack of spices? It was guaranteed to tick them off and was unlikely to gain him anything. C21: He's putting raw meat into his mouth to try it? Or is there cooked meat just lying around in spite of the fact that meal time is long since over? C22: The ice belongs to the empress. Is it really alright for them to sell it? C24: I'd been wondering when he planned to visit the medicine shop. I wonder what the other guy's business will be. C25: I wonder if I'll ever read a story where the MC invents the printing press. It's such a revolutionary invention, and very easy to make if you don't need it to be perfect. It alone can dramatically increase the speed of development of a nation. Though, adding universal education on top will make that acceleration exponential. C26: "Ren Baqian's disguise as pig to eat a tiger was too convincing." Yes. It even convinced Ren Baqian C27: He should change the message on his phone to explain that he's out of the country or whatever and give a date for his return. He should also consider hiring an assistant to deal with his calls once they've figured out a recipe for that cream. C28: What is the penicillin in? As far as I know, it's normally sold in glass bottles that are far too high quality for a society like that. Honestly, the bottle would be worth more than the medicine. Or did he not bring a sample? If he didn't bring a sample, then why should Chen believe what he had to say about its properties? C29: Why use metal fan blades? Can't he use large leaves, thin wood, or a variety of other things that are cheaper than metal? Or is metal super cheap there due to all the mines? I don't remember any mention of metal mines for light weight metals though, and heavy ones wouldn't really work very well. C32: I wonder how long it'll take before the other countries start sending assassins to try to kill him? He's stealing their business and removing their stranglehold on Dayao after all. C33: I wonder if/when he'll ask about martial cultivation (or whatever they use). Did he get samples of the various ingredients for the cream? I don't remember it being mentioned, but without them, the recipe itself is likely worthless. Wasn't there a method of tanning that used urine, excrement and rotten meat? I seem to remember it had some problems (especially the smell), but the materials required for it are guaranteed to be available and I think it also made the leather waterproof. "It has been only a year since we last met and you have already become so fat." How is that not a rude thing to say? C36: I wonder how many trips he's going to take without bringing back the recipe and ingredients. He doesn't have infinite time after all, and the longer he takes, the less reliable he looks. How do condoms help though? It's not like they can make new ones, and he can't provide enough for the entire country for the rest of eternity. C37: Why are they not curious about the plastic? The condom, catheter, syringe and packaging would all be made from it, and they definitely wouldn't have seen plastic before. There's also the needle, which isn't something that any feudal blacksmith would be able to make. As far as I know, it's not just about using salt water. The ratio of salt to water matters too. C39: I wonder if the MC has considered the environmental damage from introducing so many new species of plants. Also curious if he got breeding pairs of the two animals, or just individual samples. C40: He should bring that tiger hide back as a rug. Well, assuming it wouldn't get him arrested anyway. C40: "After thinking about it, Ren Baqian felt that he should not continue to ruin the materials." lol I was wondering why he hadn't brought his phone or a camera yet. "Fight Break Spheres or Biography of Han Paopao's Immortalization." I'm guessing these are WNs? C42: "Seeing that the two critters" Ah, so just individual samples. Is he hoping that they already exist on Earth or something? C43: lol. Sun Qing's face is very thick It's so strange to see an MC that's not an eternal virgin. Why has he still not learned to stitch wounds? The empress ordered him to teach the military's doctors quite a while ago now.