After Brushing Face At The Apocalypse’s Boss For 363 Days


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In the most popular 3D keyboard online game “Tomorrow”, an ordinary player, Zhang Zhiyin has a less common hobby–that is to visit Dr. Y, the ultimate boss – giving him gifts and hugs.

As a game produced NPC, the other side naturally has no response, but Zhang Zhiyin still insisted on visiting him rain or shine for 363 days. Until one day he decided to give up the game, the result was being hit by a car.

Since then, he has been dreaming every night in which he will cross into the realistic world of ‘Tomorrow’ and return to the magical journey of normal life during the day.


“From the moment he fell in love with this person, he had chosen insanity.”

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New Kittie rated it
July 2, 2020
Status: Completed
I really love reading bl novel and apocalypse theme. I love how the MC and ML fall in love during difficult time and support each other.

But this novel make me really hesitate to read them, after I read the synopsis. I was really disinterested in them. But sometime we can really judge the book by it cover.

Thus I fall in love with this novel. They were so cute and fluffy. The interaction between MC and ML was precious. I love how the MC think that all the things that he... more>> did was not seen by Ml.

The cold iceberg ML x the sunny and happy ignorant MC combination. <<less
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TheLadyWhoLikesBoyLove rated it
April 24, 2019
Status: Completed
This story is so fluffy and cute. I like jow the interactions were linked from the beginning to end, some stories cannot pull that off.

The way they fell for each other is heartbreaking. Both didnt know what love was till they met.

The way they show their love is cute. They are very compatible *sigh im so jealous*

... more>> Some parts made me cry huhuhu you'll get what I mena but of course every story has that part.

Read it in one sitting. U can finish this for 4 to 5 hours. Satidfying novel

I wish they had smexy scenes thou, fML hahaha <<less
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XavierForest rated it
September 15, 2019
Status: c56
This is so goddamn adorable. The most adorable character is the Boss.

Icy Boss who likes to pamper X Mildly petulant, steadfast, honest, slightly chuuni, ordinary-office-worker-turned-apocalypse-survivor who cares too much and is betrayed too easily.

While the setting is an apocalyptic one 95% of the time, you can't hide from the fluff. The Boss adores the MC to the point that he eats vinegar often, even if the person the MC shows favour towards is one of his disguises. He doesn't want the MC looking at anyone who isn't him.

... more>> Summary:

An office worker (MC) who prefers villains spends a bit of time every day for almost a whole year trying to increase his intimacy with the Boss of an online game by doing the various daily actions like dancing, hugging, etc and giving him chocolates and other affection items. Unfortunately, because players cannot gift items to NPCs, he has to always watch them disappear shortly after.

When the MC finally decides to quit the game permanently, he is involved in a car accident and his consciousness is transported into a world eerily similar to the one of the game. The difference between the two is, because this new world is real, the monsters have actual instincts and the weaknesses of their online counterparts (e.g. Cannot exit the building, cannot reach past an object of a certain size, etc.) don't exist. Furthermore, his starting point is the starting point of the game. In other words, with his stats reset, he begins anew ten days after the commencement of the apocalypse.

The MC does not despair, quickly learning that, although he may not be in the game, he can still connect to the game store (although he needs money to buy items/abilities) and has knowledge of how to grow stronger and advance. And then he realises that he now has the opportunity to meet the real Boss. He is hesitant, however, because in this new world where everyone has restarted, the MC is not naïve enough to believe that the Boss he adores would remember him, would let the MC touch him, or wouldn't kill him the moment they met.

But unbeknownst to the MC, the terrifying Boss, with his cold face and maxed-out abilities, is very much aware of that person who always came by to present him with hugs and brief kisses and words of love, and is always waiting for the opportunity to sneak in close and touch his beloved, who is the only person in his life able to make him feel even a semblance of what it means to be human.


And he'll really take any opportunity to get close. A team member left the MC in a horde of zombies? Take him somewhere where there are no humans and lick his wounds until they heal while he's unconscious. He's had his mind controlled by a psychic zombie? Hijack the frequency and use this opportunity while he is dazed to hold him all night. He's turned into a cat for three days? Carry him everywhere, handfeed him, and stroke him all over. He's lonely? Use an ability that transforms the appearance, enter the human resistance as his superior, and attempt to flirt whenever possible.

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redxx rated it
June 3, 2019
Status: Completed
I recommend this to those who love fluff with no dramas + adventure in the apocalypse :). A very sweet love story.

ML seems like an innocent cotton candy.

MC is ML's snack. How cute.

Basically, its too cute.

this is too cute.
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LIght Novel San rated it
August 3, 2019
Status: --
After reading the synopsis, I had some doubt whether to read or not. Thankfully, deciding to read this was a blessing. I totally fell in love with this novel.

Its really cute and fluffy, there are no heavy drama but a good plot. It's also kind of interesting on how the wordings of this novel could make me shiver and thrilled upon visualising the scenes especially upon that chapter when they need to face the psychic zombie.

Although some narrations are kind of vague, nevertheless it's worth reading.

I wouldn't say that the... more>> MC is the kind of a stereotype shou, he isn't neither OP nor a little chicken. Let's just say he's sober and thinks before he do actions. He really never let his actions tamper his original intentions (well, except if it involves his big Villain.)

The only downside to his personality is he's kind of unfeeling. Well, I wouldn't say that it is a downside but he lacks greediness and self-love (in terms of materialistic things), he isn't just ambitious and really like a free spirit. He wasn't moved by anything but only the game. And I could sense a kind of protevtiveness that emanates from him towards his people, but there's kind of a barrier. He wouldn't trust others easily but this barrier makes him wary of others and observant. After you passed that barriers, there's another wall to be passed thru. But the wall is clearly nonexistent for the Dr. Y, its not nonexistent but that wall is clearly just made of a thin ice.

His character is really likeable.

The ML. His character is unpredictable and really good. He' s not like other ML whose very overbearing and yander-ish. He's the kind to cherish the MC and be very gentle to him. He does not restrain the MC and he even support him in the shadows.

The interaction between them is really cute and fluff.

Recommended novel. Thanks for the translators and the author!!!!!!! <<less
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littlemetaball rated it
April 1, 2020
Status: c98
Rating: At least a 4.6/5, this left me satisfied and healed up. It's also not just fluffiness and has some character development and a relatively solid plot line. :)

Note: I promise that unless I warn you or put it in spoiler box, it's not gonna spoil anything for you. If you want to understand some things in the spoilers, you gotta read the first spoiler box though.

This is such a cute story, and I really really really enjoyed it.

Some people say that the story lags, and I won't disagree... more>> with that, but I will say that if you wait it out and keep reading/skimming to the end, you will be satisfied when the characters realize certain things.

First off, (I will give a general premise, so not really big spoilers, because you will be told this as you read) the novel is about a guy who plays a zombie apocalypse game and visits the final boss of a game everyday. He gifts the boss chocolate and flowers, etc, gifts that you'd use to woo someone, because he likes final bosses. The boss doesn't reply to the MC's gifts because he's not supposed to. In that quest where you meet the boss, it's not the final quest, but the game was designed to have an instance where you meet the final boss like omG it's the boss this is what he looks like, but not fight him.

Anyway, MC is ladada going about his life and then he gets into a car accident and almost dies. He then wakes up in a world that he realizes has the setting of the game he was playing. I'll stop there, but if you are going to look any of the spoilers below, I'd suggest reading this first one right below. But I will warn you, it has 1. okay-u-could-have-figured-that-out spoiler, 2. uhh-pretty-major-spoiler!! 3. also-pretty-major-spoiler!! So you can open spoiler 1 if you're a lightweight. lol.


1. ML is the final boss of the game, meaning, ML is boss that the MC has been gifting stuff to. So ML really likes MC.



2. ML is supposed to be a very sophisticated AI that can hack and knows everything. But MC is the only one who can make him feel. Yes, again, ML really likes MC.



3. MC got into a car accident, but was saved by ML when MC was about to die. ML pulled MC's consciousness into a world ML created for MC in the first place, hoping that one day when MC dies of old age, ML can live with MC together in the world that ML created for all time. Reminds me of that episode of Black Mirror. haha.


Reasons why I liked this novel:

  1. It's not too slow or fast paced. Things got fun to read at around chapter 14ish with all the cute and fluffiness.
  2. The fluffiness is abundant. You think it's gonna end but it never does.
  3. The story is not from just the MC's perspective, you get the ML's perspective too and it flows very naturally when switching perspectives (because it's mostly MC's perspective), do not worry.
  4. The MC is not s*upid or super dense, and he seems to be more than a flat character. Yes, for a long part of the novel the MC doesn't know why certain things happen to him or when he hears about certain things about the ML, like when

    he hears that the ML likes the same chocolate as the one he would gift the ML when MC played the game

    Actually, before he realizes who the ML is, MC does seem to have certain premonitions or be on the verge of realizing, it just takes him some time because he's busy trying to survive in a zombie apocalypse. lol.
  5. MC and ML get together before the novel ends. It happens

    a little over halfway through the novel, I think, somewhere around chapter 30 or 40.

  6. The ML is really sweet to the MC. He isn't the raping yandere kind. He might be yandere, but the biggest "harassment" he's done

    is... kissing the sleeping MC... lol. It really doesn't go further, I don't think there's even groping or hickeys... just some sweet kisses. *blushes*

  7. Most of the questions I had about the mysteries of the plot were answered at the end.
One thing that I didn't really like, but ehh it was ok: You know how in every korean drama after the protagonists get together after they go through the whole I like them but do they like me drama, they face some sort of other obstacle? Maybe there's a love rival, or someone dies, or something happens to one of the characters, and there's always a sort of "oooh plot twist" thing? But now that those things are in every single drama they're called tropes? So yeah, there is a sort of trope thing that happens and I did not really like it because it was a tad cliché, but also a little different.

to be more specific, and this is major spoiler okay?

Trope I was talking about: when the ML gets amnesia and FL is all like oh no he forgot me but then ML remembers FL. Difference: ML does not forget MC, he just removes his affection for MC after reboot. Clarification: When ML gets sorta rebooted by MC because of some other drama, the ML, now not in the sort of overdrive state he was in before reboot, coolly reflects on what led to his destruction, and he concludes it's his feelings for MC and the MC himself. So, the ML KNOWS what happened between him and MC but he thinks his attachments to MC are errors, so he basically deletes his affection for MC.


I would say that the MC was more dimensional, and that the ML was less dimensional and more 2D. However, ML experiences more growth and change in the novel, particularly in the second half.

And also note: It doesn't have smut, it is fluffy, and the most scandalous thing that happens is kissing. <<less
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BaiYihan rated it
February 22, 2020
Status: c73
I really liked the beginning but I got bored as I read more of it. It felt like the author was trying to drag it on I guess. That might be just me though since I like more fast paced books.
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amruta rated it
December 27, 2019
Status: Completed
Fluffy read. A bit boring at times. Translation is decent.
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earlgreyt rated it
December 16, 2019
Status: Completed
Very very very cute toothrotting fluff and humor. Angst-free!

This is more of a gaming novel than an apocalypse/survival novel as the MC spends more time focusing on getting stronger, becoming a better team leader, etc. Because the ML is the ultimate boss, there aren't any really dangerous situations (and the MC has special cheats to let him revive if he ever actually dies).

I do wish that there was a little bit more tension because it got a bit boring at times and there was a lot of summarizing for certain... more>> base events instead of the reader experiencing it, but this isn't a very long novel, so that had to happen at some point.

Translation is pretty good, just a bit too literal at times. <<less
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eidichan rated it
May 27, 2020
Status: Completed
Long fluffy story, added adorability from cats! The writing and storytelling is not balanced, as the story after midway starts jumping between way-too-convenient daily life of ML&MC and overly complicated plots in the game world (which ultimately is sort of brushed aside). Overall the ending is very plain and almost boring compared to the beginning of the story, so I recommend reading half-way and ending it there! And maybe go after some fanfic of the main couple, as ... more>>

all they will do is cuddle and little kisses, and the end is even lacking of those.

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hiro14 rated it
May 17, 2020
Status: --
I stopped at chapter 79 and went to the last chapter and extra. The world building is so weird and I couldn't stand finishing it all the way anymore.

... more>>

1. ML disguised as Shang Si. MC didn't notice that it's the ML, and even let Shang Si hold his hands. It's almost like the MC kind of have some feelings for Shang Si, and of course, if someone died for you, more romantic feelings will sprout. Even though it's a disguise, it's still feel weird.

2. World building - I don't understand how ML created the tomorrow world and how he can control the time or how to make it slower. There was nothing explained on how to go back and forth just through sleeping too and how the ML pulled the consciousness of MC and put it in that world. As an AI, your power is supposed to be more in the scientific and technological side and not in pulling some kind of soul/consciousness. I expected it more to be scifi first but instead it's all more like fantasy. I feel like the world building doesn't make any logical sense at all.


There was no love scenes at all from 1-79, 97, and extra. I doubt that it will have some and the yaoi genre should be removed. The ending chapter 97 doesn't show a satisfying ending, in terms of being cute and romantic. The extra can be just said a little funny, but not romantic.

I can just say read at your own risk, lol <<less
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pinkumilkuu rated it
February 18, 2020
Status: c73
Dropped at ch73.

I don't like this and I wish I dropped it earlier. The beginning was actually nice, fluff and all but midway you'll see that they don't know where to focus on, romance or the apocalypse theme? Author failed to make a cohesive story. Details that need to be addressed are glossed over, you'll feel that you're reading a long summary of a love story with very detailed apocalypse/zombies plot going on the side. Sci Fi theme was "supposedly" a nice touch but I just lol-ed. Read other BL.
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Honey B
Honey B rated it
December 29, 2019
Status: Completed

Fluff instead of smut 🥰

A slightly dense MC who's learning to be powerful.

A ML who is


learning to be human


A couple who is clueless about how to be together (seriously it got frustrating to watch them like each other and not know how to approach the other 🤦‍♀️)

Cute cats

An underwhelming plot... the ending was seriously anticlimactic 🤔

Jumping back and forth between worlds.

Great translation 🧐

And a story that is not like all the cliche plots I've been reading lately, YAAAAAAAY! That's why I like this novel 🤩
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April 15, 2020
Status: Completed
Definitely a lot more fluffy than I expected. When I started reading this the first thing that popped into my mind was "I can't believe there's a novel that suits my taste so much." I really like the sickly sweet fluffiness mixed along with good tearjerkers and suspense. The plot was well written and easy to follow along with, even though I don't understand online games and how they work I had no problem keeping up with the novel. After reading through to the end it left me very satisfied!

If... more>> I had one complaint... Translator! I don't think it's supposed to be 'thunder' but rather 'lightning!' You can't attack with thunder because thunder is just noise, the bright flashing electricity is lightning... <<less
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cherryblossomsinsummer rated it
March 20, 2020
Status: Completed
To be honest, it was quite... dull at first so I just skimmed over the early chapters and focused mostly on the interactions between MC and ML. Perhaps it bored me at one point because I couldn't bring myself to enjoy the complicated strategies description (because I'm dumb lmao).

But the ML really surprised me tho. He was described to be evil, cold, aloof, and stuffs like that. Unlike most facial paralysis ML who would just turn gentle when faced with the MC, Dr.Y completely resorted to selling meng, even went... more>> as far as to disguise himself as a cat. So damn cute!

The near ending chapters also got me teared up a little bit, although it was also quite confusing. I still couldn't wrap myself around the 'paradox' even now. But all in all, it was good. <<less
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mxdberries rated it
February 6, 2020
Status: Completed
A good translation, clear and very understandable, the story itself is a bit choppy & boring in some areas but I don't blame the translation. I really liked the characters and the most of the plot. The author did a good job tying up most plot lines but they do rely a lot on summarizing rather than tell, the use side characters good as well as the foreshadowing. It is a very cute fluffy story, not very graphic with the actual zombie stuff. The reveal concerning the ML was a... more>> bit of a surprise but I enjoyed it, both characters were sweet & a touch ridiculous but it adds to the appeal. The last part was a bit meh and the ending was okay, just a bit unsatisfactory. <<less
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FiahAvid_reader99 rated it
February 5, 2020
Status: Completed
So most of what I would critique about the novel is said in other reviews but:

  1. The novel is so fuqin adorable, fluffy, and sweet that it makes my single ass jelous of these characters.
  2. It is a mix of gaming and dystopian fiction, it blends well with the shift from game to reality
  3. Characters are so goddamn lovable and the smidge of angst in their love conflict was just enough to almost make me cry (cuz im a sensitive madafaka) however most of the characters just becomes cannon fodder when they are not needed anymore in the ‘plotline’ which is kind of disappointing since most of these side characters are interest individuals when given the chance to grow.
  4. I. Despise. The MC Description. So in the novel it tends to demean the MC and have the ML over praised (by which I understand cuz he’s the great boss and everything) but still! It doesn’t have to keep on saying the MC is s*upid or lacking and just acts cute like dafuq he had a nice character development throughout the story and he is actually one heck of a genius but just didn’t have the highest aptitude and achievement, the potential was there but was disregarded instead.
  5. I agree that the end was so fuqin anticlimactic, no not even anticlimactic, but madafaqin boring. BUT imma let it go cuz of the main characs love and relationship (BUT IF YOU ARE IFFY ABOUT THESE KINDA THINGS TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN READING)
  6. Now, there are some plot holes that were unadressed at the end of the novel but I think it’s more of an ambiguous ending rather than a defined Happy or Sad ending kind of thing. The actual end is left to the readers imagination I guess.
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Sabby rated it
January 19, 2020
Status: c98
This story was incredibly cute, both the MC and ML are adorable together and their journey is sweet.

Admittedly, the ending was a little underwhelming. It is definitely a HE, but the resolution of the conflict was abrupt and a little disjointed. Along the same lines, the story itself seemed to heavily focus on details of the world itself, while glossing over the developing relationship between MC and ML. It felt a little disjointed at times.

However, that being said, I still rate this story five stars because the main characters are... more>> just so incredibly sweet. Both of them are discovering what love is, and are just all together adorable. Give the story a shot, it's a quick and sweet story that will make you smile. <<less
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YukiiiiCurl rated it
January 13, 2020
Status: Completed
The whole novel was full of fluff that you are bound to have sweet tooth after reading it.

Both the MC & ML are cute. The plot was unexpectedly interesting. However, in terms of character development, it was a bit lacking. Over all, a wonderful novel to read if you want to have fluff.
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Hweianime rated it
December 18, 2019
Status: Completed
Very cute and fluffy and romantic. No ‘I’m not gay’ drama the MC starts off liking ML like a lot. Fights, leveling up and apocalypse story world building aspect pretty good, end chapters thought felt quite rushed? No big battle or anything before it’s solved in the end and then just casually timeskips a bit I guess. Extra chapter was... I guess the last few lines was for comedy but I wished it was more romantic like most of the story had been sighs

either way it’s been a great story... more>> to read and the ML is super cute. The MC is super cute too (though gotta agree he is a weirdo to actually brush up feelings with a video game character religiously for x days). Everything can be defined as cute. Except zombies. Well... :p <<less
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XavierForest rated it
September 15, 2019
Status: c7

I wasn't sure how this was going to be at first, but it's off to a great start.
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