Same with the Clairvoyant, the oracle - as I'd like to call him. The whole book is basically build on his prophecy. Yet again the question, he has lived during 2235 - helping humanity with space migration. Shouldn't the same rules also apply to him, I mean the woman can for some odd reason live for 400 years, why can't he as well? And if he had lived for even longer than that, which the story hinted at - how is that possible? You see, this makes no sense.
Another problem. So, Lan Jue's father (but not really since he's his master, adopted boy and stuff) is the most powerful paragon out there! That fact doesn't change, he ascends to heaven's ruler or immortal emperor, or some bullsh*t like that. (Which makes him the most powerful being ever) I don't know... If I was some kind of Oracle, I wouldn't dote all my hopes on some 27-ish something dude, who is fairly weak in comparison to other cultivators, heck, the entire universe, but maybe - on the most powerful being on humanity's side! Am I unreasonable here?!
This Clairvoyant, is one strange fellow. Has lived for several hundred years, kills one innocent girl in the process to let her be replaced by her sister, who else? Right? Why not just tell the protagonist from the very beginning? What was the use, by not telling him that everything happens in accordance with his master plan? There was literally none? Why not outright tell him? Apart from that, what was the reason for "her guidence"? Guiding the MC where? The female heroine was in a coma for about 200 or so chapters? Great guidance on her end!
Apart from him raping someone, WTF - there is absolutely no excuse for that. Who in their right mind rapes someone that is poisoned, wtf?! Even if she's your wife?? This 'conflict' was so stupid! See, these kind of ludicrous 'events' lead to a story that was already build on extremely shaky grounds! What's that for bullsh*t reasoning going on his end????
Who poisons herself before attending her own (staged) wedding knowingly? WTF is wrong with her. Additionally, her 'Disciple' was the biggest bullsh*t I've read in a long time! What kind of awesome cheat ability is this please? If she can bring the almost dead back to life why didn't she use it on someone more powerful, like - I don't know - the Clairvoyant?
What's up with Chinese authors believing that women would magically fall in love with their rapist?! WTF is that bullsh*t? Please tell me that this is not some household believe going around! Spoiler, read at your own risk. If I firmly believe that my sister was killed by the person I need to watch over, I would definitely not blush when he looks my way or touches me and sure as hell not fall in love with him in effing six months? Yet again, extremely poor writing!
Greetings you beautiful People,
I was rather interested in reading this novel since it deals with a, let's say, 'delicate topic'. That coupled with modern-day China, I am in.
I was even more surprised to find out that it had even gotten its own Drama adaption. So, It must be good, right? Right? I mean - why would they make a Drama out of it if it wasn't good, right? RIGHT? Well, sadly nowadays everything gets adapted for better or worse.
Anyways, let's get to the main course, the review of the novel, shall we...
The synopsis was rather lacking honestly. I had no idea what to expect. Especially the first few chapters were especially confusing. I had absolutely no idea who was who. I have to admit, it took me to about chapter 20 or so to figure out who the two protagonists truly were. Not the best sign to continue on reading, to be honest. Anyways I continued on, 20 chapters are after all nothing less than 1/10 of the novel.
So, what is the story about? - you might ask...
Well, it's basically about two boys BLY and GU and the hardships they face throughout their student life and later on their relationship. (That's not really a spoiler - the story is pretty clear on that part)
But that was pretty much it. The story doesn't go beyond that.
I really expected more. I don't want to go overly political here, but China - China isn't the best place in regards to the Geneva Conventions. So I thought that the topic, the hardships/fear of finding out to love differently, would be a story worth telling, worth illustrating....
I had held onto my expectations, firmly believing that now, finally something would happen, something - anything that would save this poorly written mess. But it never happened. That was when I realised that the story was not just going nowhere but I was also wasting my time.
The story doesn't offer anything besides its smut moments and absolutely ludicrous 'dramatic' misunderstandings. I've seldom read a couple whose quarrels are not just stupid but also painful to read. What the heck does the "romance" tag do there, it should be replaced with "two extremely horny teenagers". Their relationship never goes beyond their carnal desire which is fine, but then stay that way. Whoever encouraged the author to also go full 'typical romance troops', should never advice anyone EVER! Where does all that desire even come from... They are after all both straight, somewhat - I guess?
Since the entire story played in China, I expected more of a harsh, prosaic view on the topic.
The fear of not being accepted, the fear of others finding out - the problems, hardships they could face: Maybe even seeking out other people who love the same way, who had to face these challenges, heck, even some strange methods to turn them back 'normal'. This would have been a story worth reading, a story that mirrored reality and not some Fujoshi's dream of two boys 'seemingly' in love.That and not some abusive/excessive bodily fluid exchange between two immature imbeciles. Especially a certain scene was extremely off-putting for me. There was absolutely no legitimate reason to why it was done.
Rape! Once again we have the usual Stockholm-Syndrome twisted and turned to fit the story. And create some drama and some suspense. It was not just handled badly but GH had no reason to do so. His reasoning is absolutely flawed and makes no sense. Especially when it's later mentioned that he is such a good person compared to his older brother who is the epitome of evil, or so he claims...
I hated all of them.
GH he is extremely selfish and has no sense of empathy or any other human emotion besides his desire to satisfy his own lust. We don't even know how he looks like, all we know is that he has one huge package! Characterization at it's finest.
He would have been better off to die in the car accident. BLY would have actually been able to effing live his life and not be controlled by some unreasonable egomaniac knob
BLY. I found it quite hilarious to read the author to claim him being some clever/intelligent boy when he clearly isn't. Not only do their quarrels outline the fact that his personality is as exiting as watching water evaporate but also does his behaviour not go beyond his own selfishness and stubbornness. How he was able to live to that point is beyond me.
GY. Well, he was only introduced to give some more drama flavour. It's not like the story already had enough of that... *sarcasm*
For him to go as far as trying to kill BLY to save his brother is bullsh*t and makes no sense. He almost let his brother die and it didn't look like he cared much about his brother's situation whatsoever. It was only because of BLY that he did something about his younger brother's situation. So, tell me - why does he want to kill his brother's boyfriend???
The parents. Not much screen time to speak of. We have the bad parent - "You don't understand me, you are evil - I am right", and of course | in contrast | the good parent - "I love you, regardless of what you do." You know, to save some extra exposition. After all to characterise isn't the author's strong suit.
Everyone was more interesting than those to idiots. Heck, even the female teacher who had like six sentences had more depth than the two randy teens.
There was none to speak of. If my son was engaging in 'immoral' behaviour, I would cut his allowance and freeze all his accounts. I wouldn't feed him with more money so he can do whatever he pleases and whatnot.
I am pretty sure that the Chinese government works a little different than that. I strongly believe that a person mentioned as important as GH's father would guard his son 24/7 - only to be safe. I mean, you could get some serious ransom for a VIP's son.
I am not too sure myself but I firmly believe that some general couldn't throw his weight around here and there and put pressure on everyone when the real power lies within the party or the Secretary General respectively.
GH's mother's death was something that made no sense whatsoever. I still don't understand why she seemingly committed suicide and how that saved her husband. This was one major plot hole.
Furthermore I found it rather strange that BLY was able to solve this whole incident in a week what others (powerful people) couldn't do with a lot more resources and manpower. (poor writing)
I found the reasons for BLY hating his mother extremely petty and stupid. How can he expect others to accept him if he doesn't even tolerate his own mother living in happiness? This last aspect actually sums the book up pretty well. They don't accept or tolerate anyone besides themselves. Only their reasoning is correct, only their love is allowed. Nothing else.
It's really not that good. I haven't watched the Drama yet, so I can't say anything about it. But my guess is that it's better than this gibberish of words.
Apart from the smut scenes the story doesn't offer anything else. There is no romance to speak of. Both protagonists are unlikable. I was rather disappointed to say the least, the author should have done her research better and elaborated on more important topics, such as acceptance, struggles, problems etc. Topics the LGBTTIQ community has to face everyday. This could have been so much more, sadly - it wasn't.
Love :) <3
Which automatically puts him above everyone else, something that begs the question - how come that absolutely no one knows of this cheat item and its ludicrous OPness? Yes, for it to be lost - I can live with that, but to simple fall into the hands of some backwater village bumpkin - come on. Furthermore, how come that his Doa Protector, who has lived for more than 1kk years, its actual owner, doesn't know or doesn't care about this object. I mean - are you serious?
"She wasn't very intelligent, it was just simple love! Her coldness was just an act, she tried to hide her stupidity by putting up this front!"
It might only be me but somewhere in the middle of the story, the author wasn't too sure how far the necklace's powers should reach so he just made it more powerful, you know - for 'story progression'.
How difficult can it possible be to kill one stupid child? Yi Yun has nothing to protect himself!?! What is with all those stupid antagonists waiting for the hero to reach a point in power when he or she simple tramples over the antagonist?
Yi Yun gets to knowing this girl and her master, a well-renowned Desolate Heaven Technique expert. For some super weird reason the guy gives him his notebook, to understand the technique - why? I don't know.
finding his lost Doa Companion
For some truly ludicrous reason, his sister is the princess/Queen of the Desolate Race. Right? How very convenient. This came from absolutely nowhere. Furthermore, her background, the reason her mother abandoned her or lost her (but not really) is utter garbage. This was one major plot hole. If Jiang Xiaoru were really dead, what then? From what the author explained Jiang Xiaoru death would be disastrous to the entirety of the Desolate Race. Good she is well and everything, otherwise this would have required a little more exposition on the author's side. Lucky him!
Princess Purple Spirit
Her background. The reason she fled to the minor world Yi Yun is from makes no sense, at least to me. So yes, a war was/is going on, which is the reason she fled to a minor world. The problem, I now have, is just: There was no real war going on in the Twelve Empyrean Heaven. Sure the overall mood is a little tense but everything seems pretty fine to me. If a war had happened, the way it was first explained, the mood/overall awareness should be way darker/higher. The Luo Clan hasn't won yet, still everyone is d*cking around for no good reason. Shouldn't people be more alert, trying everything to gain power, to successfully fight against the imminent danger?
What the heck happened to her? She went missing somewhere in-between! My guess is that she is still alive, since the Fox Sect chic didn't have to much screen time. But who knows, she might be turned into a harem member. My problem is just that Yi Yun doesn't care. His Dao Companion, the need to find her, was only mentioned pitiful three times since her disappearance, that's over 100 chapters now.
How it is possible for the item to even grow stronger is absolutely beyond me. It's not like its sentient or anything like that.
This is complete bullsh*t. You can't halt progress, especially not in a world in which foreign powers are competing with one another. Gods need the people's believes to retain their strength. People would eventually make progress. Knowledge would eventually flood to all social groups. Since this would benefit everyone. Heck, gods themselves would be heavily promoting the 'distribution' of knowledge and wisdom since the benefit of intelligent believers is much higher than believers who just follow out of no good reason whatsoever. By creating a safe environment for their believers, gods could inhibit plagues and illnesses. Gods who rely on illnesses and plagues, the fear these calamities induce, would eventually weaken and fall. Prior devote believers of 'evil gods' would migrate to other gods, gods that offered safer environments.
Then his ascension! The author kept pulling gods who were never mentioned before out of his ass. Suddenly this god was a true-god who conveniently holds the same domain as him. I mean, these gods have lived for millions of years. How come that they don't have any trump cards up their sleeve? How come that Leylin is the only person intelligent enough to compete against them. Beings that lived for eons whereas he hadn't even lived for 400 years?!