How To Tame Your Princess

by DocteurNS

Original ONGOING Comedy Psychological Romance Gender Bender Secret Identity Virtual Reality
Warning This fiction contains:
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My name is Nicolas

Nicolas "Nick" Siegel.

People say I’m weird.

I don’t know why, and the voice in my head won’t tell me.

Oh well, never mind…

You want a cookie? I baked them myself. With love~💕

...You're ridiculous.

Oh, shush.


[Sexual Content] only shows up in side-chapters, entirely skippable if you are put off by or not interested in this kind of things.


Author's note:

This is a story about an atypical player in a typical VR fantasy game, (re)written by an author—that's me—who still sucks at delivering synopsises.

Follow the adventures of Nicolas "Nick" Siegel, alias Elric Walker, alias the Wandering Knight, alias the Reckless Imbecile, alias...Victoria—Wait, what? Okay...err...Follow Nick Siegel, a young...man(?) afflicted with mild sociopathy and a worsening case of split personality, as he tries to make sense of the world around him and travels the virtual reality of Untold Tales, battling against undead butterflies, strange curses, and himself, and maybe find love. 

I swear this is a romance!

(Previously: “Tales of the Blood Princess”)


Real reader's comment:

"World War Chicken has been fought. The area is destroyed, blood has been spilled, and the wrecks of the machines of war lay scattered. Mothers have cried, children have been traumatized, and only holy fire can burn away the foul creations spawned in its wake. 

Oh, and a grown man made a complete fool of himself."

 – by Dosahder, at chapter B0-C07.1


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"Saying it starts slow is kind of inaccurate. It's more like a long rope attached to a speeding car. Eventually the slack in the line runs out and you're hooked."

 – by ErgoPhobia, on the 13th Dec. 2017

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
B0-PRO.1 – The Mild Hunt* ago
B0-PRO.2 – Lock-Less Monster* ago
B0-PRO.3 – I am Legend* ago
B0-C01.1 – Beating Dead Horses* ago
B0-C01.2 – And They Call Him…* ago
B0-C01.3 – Leviticus 11:12 ago
B0-C01.4 – Critterion of Unlife ago
B0-C01.5 – I Am Evil! Stop Laughing! ago
B0-SS:NR – Plot and Plotting ago
B0-C02.1 – Um... What a Twist? ago
B0-C02.2 – Peaceful Aftermath Camping ago
B0-C02.3 – Prom’nons nous dans les bois… ago
B0-C02.4 – STATUS QUID ago
B0-SS:WW – Council Meeting ago
B0-C03.1 – Boredom is a Bridge to Introspection ago
B0-C03.2 – Runes You Fools! ago
B0-C03.3 – Follow the Yellow Brick Road... ago
B0-SS:NO – Back From The Dead ago
B0-C04.1 – A Warm Welcome ago
B0-C04.2 – You Have No Power Here ago
B0-C04.3 – Meeting the Wizard? ago
B0-C04.4 – Is this the point when you ask me to wear green eyeglasses? ago
B0-C04.5 – Witch of the North ago
B0-SS:WW – Troubles Start With Tea ago
B0-C05.1 – A Cat is NOT Fine! ago
B0-C05.2 – Mens Sana(?) In Corpore Sano Et Spatula Gloriosa ago
B0-C05.3 – Third Time’s the Charm ago
B0-C05.4 – Signs ago
B0-SS:NO – Recruitment Issues ago
B0-C06.1 – And God Said “Let There Be Plot!” ago
B0-C06.2 – Takes One to Know One ago
B0-C06.3 – Getting Into It ago
B0-C06.4 – Serendipity is a Beautiful Word (Seriously, look it up.) ago
B0-SS:NO – Evil in a Nutshell ago
B0-C07.1 – The Plot Chickens ago
B0-C07.2 – Painful Memories ago
B0-C07.3 – Apple-Picking and its Consequences ago
B0-C07.4 – Obnoxious, Obnoxiouser, and Obnoxiousest ago
B0-C07.5 – Pay No Attention to That Man Behind the Curtain ago
B0-SS:NO – Dark Asparagus Rises ago
B0-C08.1 – Goodbyes Are Poison ago
B0-C08.2 – On the Road Again…Eventually ago
B0-C08.3 – Nowhere Over the Rainbow ago
B0-C08.4 – Hang Gliders…Who Knew, Right? ago
B0-SS:OT – Castle Guard ago
B0-C09.1 – Greenies? ago
B0-C09.2 – Ugh…Zombies. ago
B0-C09.3 – (This story is heading in a strange direction) ago
B0-C09.4 – Cookies! ago
B0-C09.5 – Pony! …Wait, that’s not a pony!? ago
B0-C09.6 – It’s a birdy?! ago
B0-C09.7 – Sleeping Beardy (End of Book 0) ago
B1-PRO – Blood Princess Begins ago
B1-CH01 – The Woman in the High Castle ago
B1-CH02 – On the Fifth Floor ago
B1-CH03 – My Friend the Riajuu ago
B1-CH04 – Close Encounter of the Nerd Kind ago
B1-CH05 – Of Curses and Gods ago
B1-CH06 – Anonymous Infamy ago
B1-CH07 – Dear Diary ago
B1-CH08 – [Narrator] A Good Betrayal Always Opens New Opportunities for Both Parties ago
B1-CH09 – Another One Bites the Dust ago
B1-CH10 – My Hero~ ago
B1-CH11 – First Impressions Are Very Important ago
B1-CH12 – Getting Acquainted ago
B1-CH13 – [Athena] Something Ain’t Right ago
B1-CH14 – Dungeon Break In the Breaking Dungeon ago
B1-CH15 – Out of Nowhere ago
B1-CH16 – There’s No Place like Home ago
B1-CH17 – Nerdy, Phone… ago
B1-CH18 – [Narrator] Return of the Prodigal Squirrel ago
B1-CH19 – ...Home ago
B1-CH20 – Alien vs. Predator: Ratatouille ago
B1-CH21 – [Narrator] Bad Guys Doing Bad Guys Things ago
B1-CH22 – [Athena] Back on the Crazy Train ago
B1-CH23 – Tu quoque mi hirci?! ago
B1-CH24 – It’s like cooking! ago
B1-CH25 – Dara, people DIE of swine flu! ago
B1-CH26 – Not Quite What I Expected ago
B1-CH27 – I’m a Beautiful Butterfly! ago
B1-CH28 – Have a Good Death… ago
B1-CH29 – [Multiple] In the Dark ago
SS-M01 – [Mary] The World Wasn’t Ready ago
SS-M02 – [Mary] Down the Rabbit Hole ago
SS-M03 – [Mary] Body Shop ago
SS-M04 – [Mary] “And the whore became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we were all fucked.” ago
B1-CH30 – Taken ago
B1-CH31 – Meeting Hell ago
B1-CH32 – Area 51 ago
B1-CH33 – Out of the Dark… (and into the slightly less dark.) ago
Xmas Eve Bonus! "Interlude - Plants vs. Zombies" ago
B1-CH34 – Back to… Civilisation? ago
B1-CH35 – [Cutscene] Majin: The Scattering ago
B1-CH36 – Shit Happens ago
B1-CH37 – This Girl Is On Fi~re!! [END OF BOOK 1] ago
Book 1 - Epilogue ago
SS-M05 – [Mary] Horny and Foxy ago
SS-M06 – [Mary] Cloak and Pecker ago
B2-PRO – Everyone is getting ready for the party! ago
B2-CH01 – Guess who’s coming to town? Nope. Not Santa. Try again ago
B2-CH02 – When you’re just walking down the street, and suddenly you’re a wanted criminal… ago
More chapters now!? ago
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Rota
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Just as I remember it

good old craziness has returned for another showing.

 

oh how I wish we could sooner reach the fun that was the after genderbending madness xD

SamHaine
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It's back! CHAOS REIGNS AGAIN!

Ages ago - at least if you measure time like the Wandering Knight does - a story was born. It was created just like this world was, by being birthed out of Chaos. Or almost. For in that pure note of Harmony, there was still a beautiful flavor of Chaos - almost like a sliver of creation itself. It gave that story a touch of genius, allowing it to put on many a different masks, to speak in a miriad different voices. Some of these - like the Voice of Exalted Insanity - attained divinity in their own rights.

 

But sadly, that story came to an end, much sooner than it was originally meant to. The Voices fell silent, only their echoes still around in these digital caverns of reality. But a rebirth was prophecized. And so the people have waited, so that the Author can once again submerge himself into the Primal Waters of Chaos and bring forth a new gem of a story for us mere mortals to read.

 

And it finally happened. It is here, the Essence of Chaos even purer, than in the original...

 

May this story walk the full road its creator intended for it. And may the Followers of the Omniscient Crazy Kaleidoscope bear witness to it.

motoshead89
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Reviewed at: B0-C04.2

The return of Nicholas/Elric/*spoiler* is something I have been waiting for! While this story may confuse and frustrate some with its chaotic nature, I personally find it both enjoyable and refreshing.

 

Style

As mentioned, the style of this story is chaotic and can be interesting to follow at times. However, in order to fully display the nature of the MC it is needed, with jumps of logic and random tangents throughout. While it is chaotic and crazy, the author manages to keep the *feel* of the story consistent, which does allow for a slight sense of normality when reading. Regardless of this, the descriptions of the characters and world (though odd) are vibrant and full. Something that I noticed is a significant improvement from the authors previous work. You get a real feel for characters especially as they are visually well constructed within the story.

 

Story

At the time of this review the story is only just really starting and some of the tages *cough* Gender Bender *cough* are yet to come into play. Almost all of the current chapters has been primarily character and world building in order to demonstrate the level of chaotic insanity that the MC possesses. Because of this, many may find the story to be slow (the author has also realised this), but it is necessary to ensure the MC's motives can be explained without them appearing (completely) random. Regardless, now that the plot(ish) part has begun, you can expect more in this regard.

 

The side stories so far have provided titbits and glimpses into the wider world (both in-game and RL) but are yet to link with the main story.

 

Grammar (and spelling)

The grammar and spelling within the chapters is very good. There is the odd error here and there which is usually picked up in the comments and corrected quite quickly by the author. Occasionally there is an odd use of a word or turn of phrase but they do not detract from the story.

 

Character

The MC (and only character with any decent screen time) is crazy, literally crazy. He has a very different take on the world then your average Joe. So far almost all the conversations held so far have been between him and the voice in his head. However, his schizophrenic alter-ego is separate enough as to feel as if they are different characters, yet they are as crazy as each other. This could be polarising for people but I personally love the interactions between Nick and the voice in his head.

 

So far we are yet to meet the rumoured love interest (the author did say it was a romance) and the only other characters seen have been in the RL based prologue and the side stories and so have had very limited (if any) interactions with the MC. Regardless of their short screen time, these characters felt as real as the MC and did not feel shallow or forced.

 

Overall

I love this story in all its chaotic glory. The author has produced something polished, vibrant and different and (having read the previous work this is a re-vamp of) I am very excited to follow as this continues to grow.

 

P.S. I love the inclusion of the accompanying music to each chapter. You should also bring back your reading recommendations that often were supplied with TotBP chapters.

5p4g4gp6
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Niche fic for niche audience (B0)

Reading How To Tame Your Princess B0 is like looking into a funhouse mirror, in a alternate universe where the nonexistent gods there went mad after caffine overdose. You see a world in all excruciating details, but actively trying to drive you mad with disorientation, random tangents, and spontaneous genius/insanity. If you are looking for a meandering misadventure in a realistic VR sci-fi themed world of foolishness, this is your fix. 

The story is told in first person of a certain Elric/Nick, who is......wierd in terms of normal society's definition of 'normal'. The huge amounts of random musings that painstakenly add details to Nick is one of the best done in any fictions, including but not limited to professional writers' stories. Nick seems more alive, more real, than all the 2-D protagonists in whatever other character development focused fics out there combined. When I say musings, I don't mean the morality and pretentiousness debate escapism themed japanese LN likes so much, but actual opinions of what I suspect to be a real person IRL (who I happen to empathize with, so I may be biased).

Overall, I'd say best fiction on RRL, but then every review says that. Let's just say it's tailored for people who likes realistic characterization, somewhat logical consequences and exploring a world with different rules, but scoffs at "epic" fights of ever increasing power and stakes caused by artificial emotions/righteousness/louder shout.

Style: Direct insight to the thoughts of a living, breathing character who just happens to be terminally insane. What more could you ask?

Story: Slow as f*ck, but who am I kidding, who cares about story if you enjoy the characters that much? Edit: go straight to B1 if you're looking for story. 

Grammar: periodic typo of random words every once in a while. It doens't affect understanding at all, but it IS a bit annoying. 

Character: It's basically what makes this the best fic on RRL. I'd give it a 6, sadly my hacking skills is not up to the job.

musako
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Thank you for bringing it back!

I am very glad that a story such as this one is continued. I am even happier since it's now in my opinion even crazier. I love the MC of this story. He has some so to say 'interesting' thoughts. His brain has some even more entertaining thoughts and his arguments with himself are in a way legendary. If you have never read this fiction before then imagine a fiction where everything is from the POV of the MC and that MC just so happens to be deadpool... 

denfac
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Well I don't really like virtual reality stories so this might be a bit biased, but i admit that this one is well-written, the characters are funny, the humor is mostly good.

Although there's not much plot per se, the slice of life and virtual reality is still interesting to read, there's a general lack of direction or objective, but really, this had like six chapters, it could change in the future

Adelaide
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Cramming pop culture references into every chapter does not a good story make.

LOOK AT ME I'M CRAZY AND LOLSORANDUMB REFERENCE REFERENCE EPIC MAYMAY!!!)!1010101 You're an idiot. SHUT UP BRAIN I DO WHAT I WANT LOLOLOLMAYMAY EPIC LE REFERENCE!!!!1010!!!


There. I just saved you from having to read this dumpster fire masquerading as a story. It's mostly meaningless noise. The MC has a 'sane' subconscious for apparently no other reason that to insult the MC. Want to die of alcohol poisoning? Create a drinking game that revolves around pop culture references. The author has taken the Big Bang Theory path of shouting catchphrases and references to pop culture instead of having jokes, emotion, or any attempt at making something meaningful or timeless. References are not jokes, and most of the references in the early chapters are already dated. But that's not all! They also fall victim to the common well adjusted writer's trap of thinking genuine mental illness is the same as being an unlikeable overexcited prat.


Reading this story has left me frustrated and angry. The grammar, when not deliberately messed up, is pretty good.

wirzgeek
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Ok..... So I Think That What I Read Was Good?

This story..... I like it? There were no grammar/spelling errors that I saw. 

The characters are good? I think?

Might be losing my sanity by reading this book.

Great review, brain.

 

Wolfsnow
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In general I don't want to really give a score for this, but I feel like there needs to be some kind of difference in the reviews here. In general I think the writing is fine, and I don't want to call the novel bad by any means, but it's not something I can really enjoy as a reader, and I think other's would fall under it as well.  I think most people that think it looks interesting should give it a glance, and see if it suits their fancy. Anyways onto the points

Grammar is fine, and better than most RRL authors.

 

Style is really hard for me to read, because the author actually makes his character legit crazy. Not one of those stories where they are super chaos "Crazy" people. Instead the character is legit schizophrenic, and the style follows along at his pace, in a very odd manner.

 

Character is pretty much like style here. Super crazy and really hard for me to follow along with because of how off tangent he can get, and then how odd he can behave. Other characters were introduced, but I didn't really get to know them outside of their initial interactions. The main character has a voice in the back of his head talking to him throughout the entire first chapter, so he can be really dysfunctional of a character. Heck at the beginning he forgot he was holding a knife, when he was approaching his friend. 

 

The story from the short amount I read isn't bad, if a tad generic with the whole, I'm one of the most famous mmo players in a certain game due to how insane my actions are. I really only read to the end of the first chapter, so B0-C01.5 – I Am Evil! Stop Laughing! was my end point. TBH i'm not really sure if I saw a story, but my interest was slipping pretty hard near the end so I could be wrong. Instead what I saw was the initial journey of the MC into a land where no one else has gone due to how dangerous the zombies are there. Honestly not too much for me to judge on here.

Growl
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Too much chaos. Difficult to say if this is worth reading.

While for most novels on rrl we have to criticize them because their grammar or style is lacking, they aren't as mature a writer as their story requires etc. However, in this case it seems to be somewhat the opposite. Somewhat, considering the writer is clearly trying to write something that's a bit above his level.

 

The grammar is fine, no fault found there. Furthermore there are plenty of references to other works of fictions or non-fictions, the characters are fleshed out and the world seems mildly interesting and at least gives me the impression that it would be fun to explore instead of being the next generic fantasy landscape.

 

The bad things however happen with the main character. Bad things as in detrimental to the story. You see, the author wants to do his utmost to portray an insane character in a virtual reality going on adventures in the vibe of weed. You know, the crazy op mc that although he might not be the most powerful stats wise always solves situations or gets people into them. In this story this is done through a split personality which keeps arguing with the protagonist together with nonsensical environments. Where it goes wrong is that we get nothing but that. As in, every single thing the mc thinks needs to be debated, ridiculed and laughed at. As a result of that the story crawls to a snails pace and we have to wait until the mc is ready to move on, because let's face it. What he'll say inbetween probably won't be that important. It  does give the mc a decent background and let's us learn several things about the world but at the same time it also cuts the story in so many parts that it's sometimes hard to remember where the protagonist was before he went on another one of his rants. 

 

The author also did his best to place the mc in what probably is the most boring part of that entire world. From what we learn the world seems interesting. Having several zones in which different play styles are present for instance would ensure some great interactions and problems. However, the only thing I remember from the story is that the mc is in a place with zombies, a skeleton squirl and a undead forest. Oh and a river, can't forget the river. 18 chapters in. In fact, if the author put elric in a big white box to do his rant it would have about the same effect and be just as interesting. 

 

Other complaints would be that the author went through the trouble to introduce characters in the prologue and then never mentions them again. Granted, that can still come, but as it currently stands it doesn't seem likely. More like he'll be forever stuck in that dead forest.

And another one would be that we learn too much about the technical aspect of the game instead of the actual game itself such as how spells work, numerical things etc compared to actual layout of the world, what major cities there are and such. But this is probably not the fault of the abovementioned but rather that everything else describing the game is somewhat lacking.

 

So, is the recommendable? Or rather, is this a story? I mean, the grammar is good, the interactions funny for a while and the standard seems to be above rrl in general. And yet, I cannot say this is a real story. If anything, this is a glorified rant of the mc about random topics he encounters on his way.  At the same time, it's also not really memorable, precisely because of that. Events don't stick like they did with, for instance 'journey of an old soul', or andur's stories. To conclude, if you like reading 18 chapters of an mc debating with a voice in his head about how insane he purportedly is, then this is a 'story' for you. Else, I wouldn't say it is worth your time if you've got better things to do.