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Everyday Life as a Supporting Character or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Monster Girls But Not in That Way You Weirdo​ is a Daily Life with Monster Girl Self-Insert Fan Fic by luckychaos.

It follows the life of Juyo Janai as he adapts to his new home in a new dimension filled with monster girls and avoids breaking any hearts along the way.

It can be found on Spacebattles here and here.

Everyday Life as a Supporting Character contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Big-Bad Ensemble: Enkidu for the human side, the Black Fables for the liminal one, with Charybdis beneath them.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Juyo towards Papi.
  • Blatant Lies: Draco claims that she's received special exemption from the CEP that allows her to leave the house without her host. What she doesn't realize is that Juyo is an employee of the CEP, he knows exactly how hard and rare those exemptions are to get (since he is technically one himself), and that with his foreknowledge he knows why she's really here.
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  • Blue Blood: How dragonewts see themselves, being descendants from the original dragons.
  • Boring, but Practical: Oh no! It's time for the full moon again, when the liminals of the house get uninhibited and crazy! What to do? What to do? Well, if you're Kurusu, you make a massive dinner filled with things that make you sleepy, like turkey, and let liminals' Big Eater habits do the rest of the work for you.
    • A certain liminal can hypnotize you with eye contact? Are you a shapeshifter? Just remove your eyes.
  • Broken Masquerade: At the courtesy of Enkidu's actions, no less.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Smith's past as the daughter of one of the world's worst criminals in history, Katsumi Katsuragi, and her actions to stop her mother's liminal trafficking business
    • Also, Manako who was introduced to Smith by literally being given to her as a slave by Katsuragi's men.
    • Preya, Kii, and Rachnee all had bad experiences with the humans in general before their situations were improved, but it left lasting psychological scars.
  • Deconstruction: Of the harem genre. With the characters having their interests and ambitions explored and focused on, and Juyo's appearance changing things, the harem dynamics are pretty subdued, being replaced with a more Sliceof Life kind of narrative.
    • The CEP is heavily criticized, as even though it's supposed to be the group responsible for integrating humans and liminals, they've had catastrophic failures that led to liminals being abused or worse.
      • Kii got pumped full of toxic chemicals and went on a rampage.
      • Preya was kept cooped up in a badly maintained apartment, unable to fly- and given that she's a Raptor, a bird-of-prey version of a Harpy, this was extremely bad for her.
      • Rachnee was sold to a horrible director by her family.
      • Lilith's family, while not outright abusive, is so busy that she's left alone a lot of the time.
      • Liminals aren't allowed out of the house without their host being with them- which is a problem if there's more than one liminal, if the family is incapable of caring for the liminal (such as Lilith), or the owner is unsuitable for the liminal (Preya).
      • There's no vetting process for people who want to be hosts, or one that is so poorly done that several monsters have fallen through the cracks, leaving liminals to have deep distrust of humans.
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    • Juyo points out that Mero's (and by extension, all mermaid's) fetish with "Tragic Romance," is extremely unhealthy. While it's okay to enjoy that in a story, getting into a relationship that you know won't work for the sake of it being doomed makes the entire thing toxic. Despite Juyo pointing out that Mero is attractive, her attraction for him is based on how "He lost everything but might lose everything again if he goes home," which drives him away hard. Ironically, his being driven from her gives Mero exactly what she wants- a romance where she pines away for someone who in no way returns her affections, and she doesn't much like it.
    • Melodramatic, vague statements are not the best way to explain things- Smith and Juyo quickly grow tired of people jerking them around with them.
    • Who wouldn't want to be married to a hot Monster Girl? Kurusu, actually. He's very stressed out about the whole "I have to get married" thing, and can't decide based on only having known his potential brides for less than a month.
    • While the popular all liminal idol group 'ANM 48' might have helped with relations between humans and liminals. Them being cute and mostly human looking gives the public a poor understandng of just how monsterous a liminal can really look. Such as the case with Ren and her family's first meeting with Rachnee when they were expecting a cat or rabbit girl and were thus totally unprepared to handle her needs.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Understandably, the majority of the liminals doesn't wear footwear, mostly due to lacking the feet to wear them.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The Fanged Sea and by extent Doppel, is considered this.
  • Genre Blind: Half of Juyo's job is getting the girls to calm down after Kurusu makes some unintentionally romantic gesture towards one or more of them.
  • Magical Land: What the Far Side – the place where most liminals live nowadays – seems to be.
  • Moment Killer: Lala was all set to deliver ominous statements foretelling doom to Kurusu. She had the timing right, approached when he was alone, at night, everything was ominous and perfect. Unfortunately for her, the reason he was alone was because he had just drunk a lot of alcohol and was stumbling into the back yard to be sick. As a result, her message is unheard and she has vomit on her shoes.
  • Moral Myopia: Doppel has this in regards to her being punished and given a What the Hell, Hero? lecture by the rest of MON Squad, thinking that they're punishing her for no reason and that they just don't like Shapeshifters, instead of her getting yelled at for inflicting mind rape on Jyou and making him think that he was in a part of the Far Side that's considered one of the worst places in the world.
  • Only Sane Man: Since characters in Ecchi Harem manga or anime tend to overreact to everything (thus causing problems (example: main character enters bathroom without knocking, walking in on someone showering, triggering overreaction involving property damage and at least three hurt feelings), Juyo's greatest strength is that he's... well, rather boring. Instead of forcing friendship or trying wacky schemes, he does what he can to smooth relations between the various races that live in the house. He even managed to talk the girls down when they were powered by the full moon, to the shock of Smith.
  • Organization with Unlimited Funding: CEP appears to be one of these, if renovations, funding of liminal activities and covering the costs of the homestays is any indication. However, they keep a vice-grip on what they're charged for and if it's justified or not, Something Juyo will face eventually for a certain foolish bill sent their way...
  • Out with a Bang: Juyo tells Kurusu under the effects of the full moon the girls will do this to him unless he confronts them about the marriage issue.
  • Parental Substitute: Juyo is this towards Suu.
  • Ship Tease: A number of times between Juyo and Zombina, but that's an Anchored Ship as of now.
    • Also, Kurusu has pretty much declared that the one he truly loves is Miia.
  • Shout-Out: Enkidu, the liminal slaver group that Smith's mother led, apparently met their end in Roanapur in a battle that destroyed the city and revealed the existence of liminals to the world at large.
  • Shrinking Violet: Mandroot, the Mandragora.
  • The Shrink: Juyo is a Type 3, having started working as a counselor for liminals that can't quite fit in human society.
  • Training Montage: Done by Draco in a canon omake, in an effort to learn how to glide.
  • World of Buxom: Defied, Word of God has stated that the girls' chest-sizes are far more proportional to the real life size standards, in contrast to their portrayal in the source material.

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