The Badass Queen Seoyoon is his girlfriend. Even before they fell in love with each other, Weed is already quite obsessed with her. He admitted that she's the most beautiful woman that he had ever seen. Heck, from all the sculptures he made, Seoyoon has to be the one he most sculpted about. But, yeah, they will only officially get together around Volume 39. So, if you're looking for a Romance-based novel, this is not for you.
No, this novel is not angsty when it comes to this aspect. It's actually handled humorously most of the time. Another thing, the MC wants the ML too, meaning, she wanted to cling on the golden thigh
because the ML is her protector, her golden finger, so to speak.
So, to those ignorant readers that thinks that the MC is always forced into having s*x with the obsessed ML... have you read the novel? Like, really read the novel? Because I can't believe you guys chose to ignore these facts that the MC said herself. The MC is not some holy maiden, the MC actually has some spunk to steal the ML away from the Original Female Lead. Unintentional at first, but it went to purposefully intentional as the novel went along. At one point, the MC even mentioned in passing (internal monologue) that she used s*x so that the ML will not 'stray' or go to the Female Lead. What the MC didn't know back then was that the ML will never stray, the ML was too entirely obsessed with the MC, lol!
Don't worry, he only had one woman in his life, the MC. Even when he became Emperor, he only had the MC. He literally threatened everyone: anyone who sends in concubines in the palace will be met with death.
If you did compare them, then yes, it's unfair to the women (Female Lead, Female Villain #1, Female Villain #2, etc.) because - hey - those men accusing these women to have slept around is a womanizer themselves, the hypocrisy is high, right? Well, that's just the custom back then. If you're a lady, especially a noble lady, then don't even think about sleeping left and right, high and above...
Unlike what the Female Lead did. Also the other Female Villain.
See the hypocrisy in your statements now?
There are some parts that the MC acted Mary Sue-ish, like near the end with the war and all. Also, some male supporting characters liked the MC romantically, but she stayed loyal to the ML.
Well, that's it for now. I basically wrote this review because the novel was being bashed by ignorant readers who chose to ignore the Ancient Chinese customs. It's annoying, and distracting, to often read comments about these aspects when this is actually a true custom.
This novel turned Shitty near the end.
The Male Lead turning into a womanizer and just kept on purposely hurting the MC was downright disgusting. If you like a womanizing ML though, then this novel is for you.
They are both in the wrong. But heck, the ML (Phoenix) really destroyed the author's original image of him. Even waiting for '6 thousand years' is too light for the ML.
I liked the beginning, but the Shitty End destroyed the entirety of the novel.