The mc's little brother was raised by the mom to take over the family, after she took care of her husband's first son. this kid did everything for his mom, but he loved them both, it wasn't until his death that he learns everything. Then he's reborn, and he turns into this cruel, ruthless person.
I don't hate that sort of thing, some people do deserve it, but somehow, all the women in this that showed up for any length of time ended up being evil, but they have their problems, too, so I was more sympathetic of them than anything. They were products of circumstances, I would have rather had them repent and change their lives then ignore them, if they don't change, it's their problem. I also don't hate the whole heartless thing, but... a child?
Because of the way his younger brother was raised, he grew spoiled. so in his new life, he doesn't even like the baby, and keeps seeing him as evil before he's even born. At some point, when his mom is pregnant, he even thinks of ending this child's life, but thinks it'll be more fun to see him grow up and drop him down like everyone else.
Wouldn't it have been better to be involved in the child's raising, so he might actually turn into a good kid? And then going and causing trouble for people that hurt him before, if he knew their characters, he could let them destroy their own lives. They could ruin their own lives, helping them along just made him the bully here, and I dislike it, just because you were bullied you start bullying others, even if it's people who hurt you, for a lot of the characters, it hadn't happened in the new life. Woe is me, I've been wronged in my past life, so I'll wrong them twice as much in this life, also because he's a gay bottom, he has to be taken care of?
I also don't mind scheming, but the emotions the MC displays bother me a lot. it's not your obligation or anything, but instead of going around ruining other people's lives, why not try to make people's lives better, huh? Or instead of soiling yourself turning into a bully, ignore them? I'm not a saint or anything, but I really wouldn't like myself if I turned into someone like this. I have faults, and understand people have faults. Some people can't be saved, but at least children are worth saving, dammit. I'm a second born out of 5 kids, and I love my little siblings, if they could be saved from being douchebags, I would do it for them. It's not like I'm all righteous, either, but I really think this MC looks at himself that way.
This kid already got lucky, considering his background, but he wants a big house, several sports cars, a nice life. I don't mind this, I wouldn't chose differently. But a lot of his actions just make me feel like he lost his humanity somewhere, and that bothers me. People are a lot nicer when they're closer to the ground, and he keeps calling the people around him gods, so I think he'd have been a lot happier if he had stayed more true to himself instead of turning into another rich young master pulling strings and messing with people's lives like it's nothing. I'm a little guy, so knowing people really do that, bothers me.
The only way I see myself liking this, is if his little brother got away from that kind of life, grew up into a badass and a good person who could support himself, and had plenty of genuine friends that weren't there for benefits. At least one of them would have a cleaner life. There can't only be bad people with high statuses, right? Even the dad and grandfather can't be left clean, and I don't like cold characters with slowly/partially rotting centers, even if they're fluffy with people they like.
For example, Yi Chenyan looks and has the same name as the old general in ancient times, so it's most likely he's a reincarnation. But for Yang Anyu, even though the modern and the one in ancient times share names and looks, they are two different souls, not a reincarnation. I know there aren't necessarily rules for this kind of thing, but it still got me thinking. And, the MC also gets the memories of the original, but his soul has definitely left. I know it's not an exact science or anything, but still.
I read in a spoiler forum that MC asked ML for a divorce. Sadly, this was after he fell for the ML, and after the ML's feelings changed, but I wish it would have happened, and the MC would have let the ML chase him, even a little, he gives in too damn quickly.
Luckily, there's an extra in the story where the original MC went to the ancient times and found his HE. I'll probably wait for the complete translation and read that first before I go back and read the whole story, MTL is easy to understand but leaves much to be desired.
the MC in that story was smarter and got by without the cheat of getting all the original's memories at once, and that was a true reincarnation for both MC and ML (or transmigration, not sure really, since the originals didn't have much personality until the MC and ML souls transferred.)
Heine starts with sending fantasies into Xiao Yan's mind, and this is done deliberately. After Xiao Yan accidentally falls and kisses him, and Heine tries to strangle him to death, and later breaks his shoulder (he used him as a stepping stone to shoot down their enemies, but he should have known it would happen, and there was never an apology.) The guy that comes off as a psycho on the first chapter (Mark) who acts like he wouldn't mind seeing them get eaten, is the one to save him from death in that moment. So somehow, he's addicted to this kid after an accidental kiss he tried to kill him for, that has the MC thinking this guy is out to kill him for several chapters in, before the injuries start to get disregarded or seen as 'tough love' maybe?
And it's only one instance he got injured by the ML.
At some point, while Xiao Yan is at a bar, a woman with the special virus that could make someone addicted to them is sitting next to him, when some other guys start badmouthing a subordinate of Heine. He beats them up. Then, sees MC with the woman, and dislocates his shoulder. Why? He mentioned the names of two people that flirted with the MC, and the one person, who is a normal person, that he's had a crush on for years, but this doesn't sit well with the ML. Supposedly, it's to warn him off so he doesn't get f*cked to death, and the MC just goes along with it. Okay, but I see it as you being jealous.
Then, somewhere along the line, Xiao Yan starts to believe he's fallen for this guy. And while I see the instances where he saves his life, why does that have to be the catalyst for it, when he's supposedly straight, even when the ML still continued to treat him poorly otherwise. In the fantasies, it was forced in the beginning. There was even a scene where he imagined getting done by the ML, and it hurt, and he wanted it to stop. It was only a delusion, but you find later that it was the ML infiltrating his brain, so it's not just his imagination.
Don't get me wrong, Heine and Xiao Yan have their adorable and hot moments, and I love that, but insta-love is either an obsession, or lust, or a crush. And while I don't dislike it, either, show it better, don't go from, 'this guy looks like he wants to kill me' to 'oh, I might like getting kissed by this guy even though I should be straight' even if it's still only a delusion and he thinks it's his imagination.
So, Luo BingHe was kicked into hell by a man he cared for a lot. A man he loved, even. He's understandably angry. I don't know if any apologizing is going to happen once he finds out that SQQ didn't do it to abandon him, but if there isn't, then my rating will drop, and I might just stop reading and skim through a few points. It leaves me a little disappointed, because it's by the same author of Founder of Diabolism, and I absolutely love that one. But when people that have a past of beating each other up, or one beating the other one up, even if it's just verbally and it's over a misunderstanding, I don't think it's an easy thing to get over, so I'll be looking into how it's resolved in this one.
Also, the Luo BingHe in the novel universe. I love that we got to see him meet SQQ in the alternate verse. I've only read that part in spoilers on the forum, but I feel like I'd end up sympathizing more with him than I do with the main pairing, just from reading the summary, I think he goes away feeling bitter, and the current LBH is happy not to have ended up that way even with the power and the 3000+ ladies, but that just had me wondering if the other LBH would get over it, and I wanted to toss the main pairing and rub the other guy's head a little.
When something bothers me, I can't get rid of it. It really feels like pressure on my chest, and I usually separate myself from the problem, blast music in my ears loud enough to give myself a headache, or find something new, or an old story I really love, to take my mind off it, it'll take days, and there'll be days when I remember and I have to start the process again. This is why I prefer stories where the guys in the old world just don't show up, and the protagonist takes over someone evil that wouldn't be missed (I have a hard time reading the Legendary Master's Wife because of this reason). So, I'm going to stop now and wait until it's fully translated, or close enough, and skim through.
he only turned back because one of the bullies called the kid a Chinese pig, though he's blond, so the guy turned around and beat them up, then threatened the kid because he didn't try to fight back. much like the body he's currently using. This is not okay with me.
I do wish Ferdinand got his happy ending. Instead of teasing, it could always be a threesome ending. Technically, its open ended where its at though the MC ends up with Alex, who picked up his dog body. Also, we don't get his real name until the last chapter.
I wanted to give this 3 stars, because I do like redemption stories and have some of my own, but the rape really bothered me for someone that's seen/read a lot of bl with it. I gave an extra star, because it wasn't glossed over. He didn't go back in time to before it happened, but right after, and he took responsibility. While I feel like it was still swept aside really easily, at least he feels bad, and I hope he continues to feel bad.
I got to the part about Ling Xiao, and I didn't realize at first there were two of them. The original, the one that dies, and the one that replaces him. This is obviously someone dangerous, who plans to kill the MC at first sight, so this kind of thing turning into a loving relationship is sketchier than if the MC and the real Ling Xiao got together. By the comments in other reviews about the skewed relationship, reading this far, I'm not so surprised. More than that, I feel sorry for the original even if he was only cannon fodder. Also, lot's of deaths later on, and I don't see them all as justified, so, just, nope.
So, Alex works at the embassy, and is also a mafia (?) for some reason when he leaves the country, he leaves Petch with a guy that pointed a gun at him when he tried to punch Alex out (because this guy said something to irritate him). Also, for some reason, this guy is being possessive of him, and Petch isn't trying all that hard to get away, as much as he keeps saying he would. I got to where Petch decides he has 'feelings' and I still didn't understand this story. Honestly, it read like one of those yaoi mangas you read for the smut and not the plot, but if I'm reading multichapter novels, I at least expect some plot that will make sense. I wouldn't call this non-con, but dub con because their first time, Petch is drunk, and this is 2 days after they meet. And every time, he's not given the chance to say yes or no, he just goes along with it. (If someone could give some spoilers in the forum, I would thank you greatly to have a summary so I wouldn't have to read this. I just want to know how it ends.)
Also, while I don't mind possessive MLs, this is just ridiculous. This guy takes it to such a degree that I wonder what Petch has seen in his life that he didn't run away. Guns were held to his head at least three times and he saw someone get murdered and helped cover for it.
They're all lovey dovey in volume 2, and I just don't get it. The cute moments are nice, but not to make up for Alexei being an asshole.