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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:

  • Accidental Misnaming: The first few chapters has Juyo call Kurusu "Kuruso" by mistake, only to be corrected later. Kurusu is dejected that no-one seems to call him by his real name.
  • 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 'ANM48' might have helped with relations between humans and liminals. Them being cute and mostly human looking gives the public a poor understanding of just how monstrous a liminal can really look. Such as the case with Ren and her family's first meeting with Rachnera when they were expecting a cat or rabbit girl and were thus totally unprepared to handle her needs.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Cerea wants to focus her chivalry into serving the one claimed as her lord, Kurusu, but eventually decides to apply to join the MON squad to do more and fight For Great Justice.
  • 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.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Several liminal-linked criminal organisations exist in the background, but are generally detached from the main Slice of Life-focused plot.
    • Enkidu is a terrorist organisation that exists to exploit laminas, barely viewing them as more than animals. It was led by the infamous Katsumi Katsuragi, until her daughter, Kuroko, helped to bring it down with the aid of four war-torn liminals that eventually became the MON squad.
    • The Black Fables, specified in a canon Omake, are a liminal-supremacist group that exists to subjugate the entire human world.
    • Charbydis is a pirate group that mainly focuses on liminal trafficking.
  • Magical Land: What the Far Side – the place where most liminals live nowadays – seems to be.
  • Meaningful Name: Juyo's full name Juyo Janai can be translated literally as "I'm not Juyo". And it's true since it's just an alias given to him when he arrived in this world; his real name is Trevor Gallina.
  • Milholland Relationship Moment: The only appropriate response to Juyo explaining the household's origins as a manga and how he manipulated all of them to try and make things better: a big Group Hug.
  • 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 Juyo 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.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: Juyo/Trevor, after returning to his home, is saddened that his aunt and grandfather passed away in the four years he was gone.
  • Omniglot: Lala identifies Juyo's ability to understand Japanese and all other languages as "God's Tongue", an ability picked up when he arrived in this new world, normally restricted to gods and other divine figures.
  • 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.
  • Papa Wolf: Juyo drops right into Tranquil Fury when confronting an arrested Layra about how she almost critically hurt his daughter Suu.
  • Parental Substitute: Juyo is this towards Suu.
  • Percussive Therapy: After the events between Miia and her mother Layra, Kurusu invites Juyo to the gym to spar and decompress.
  • Ship Tease: A number of times between Juyo and Zombina, eventually becoming an Official Couple in the finale.
    • 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.
    • Cerea is often shown exercising to make herself ready for joining the MON Squad.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: The final chapter is a Distant Finale showing where everyone is after ten years:
    • Kurusu, after deciding to do more for liminal society, stepped up as an example of a successful liminal host and became the Cultural Homestay Chief. Oh, and he married Miia.
    • Miia married Kurusu, had their daughter Lia, and continued to do work as the Cultural Exchange's Chief Photographer.
    • Papi is still the free-spirited harpy she always was, boosting morale throughout the Cultural Exchange wherever she goes.
    • Cerea became the commander of MON's Second Squad, alongside Beiste, Draco and Lilith.
    • Mero, after telling off her mother, took the throne as the Queen of Neptunus.
    • Suu is now the ambassador to the new Slime government, and though she has matured greatly, is still Trevor's Daddy's Girl.
    • Rachnera became the lead manager and secretary of the Cultural Exchange.
    • Lala became the ambassador to the Senate of the Far Side.
    • Juyo has discarded his alias and retaken his old name of Trevor, became the Vice-Director of the Cultural Exchange, and hooked up with Zoe/Zombina. But most of all, he managed to return to his dimension and see his family for the first time in four years, and can visit everyone he loves regularly.
  • 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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