Comic Rec: A Man of Virtue | Power Dynamics, Humor, Obsession, Pining, Slapstick elements

Title: A Man of Virtue

  • Original MM Slash (Korean BL)
  • WIP (But the main emotional arc has been resolved)
  • Mature
  • Warnings: Dubcon elements, situations that would not be acceptable IRL
  • Pay-per-chapter on Lezhin

Summary: What’s it like spending your whole life coming in second place? Ask Nam Jinwoo, he’s been living in the shadow of his rival, Ma Sangtae, his whole life. From high school to college, and now in the office. But passion is strange, it can start as envy or hate and turn into something… erotic. Now Jinwoo’s head is filled with the dirtiest and most erotic thoughts, none of which are in his control. More than anything, he wants them to stop. But the only way to stop them might just be the last thing he wants to do…

Tags: Pining, enemies to lovers, workplace setting, obsession, comedy, some fantastical elements, mature, miscommunication, not-realistic BDSM

Thoughts: “What’s it like spending your whole life coming in second place?” A summary that opens with a line like this will always catch my attention. A Man of Virtue has some of my favorite tropes: MC who feels inferior to the love interest. Obsessive love interest. A lot of back-and-forth in terms of power dynamics. They’re both fully-formed characters. And they have a Past.

They’re also terrible at communication, so if that’s a hard no…fair warning.

submitted by /u/rough_draft_hero
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