After the Little Crybaby Enters the Nightmare Cycle

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Chi Nan was the young man in one of the Top 10 forbidden paintings, the Crying Boy. It was said that he would bring disaster, so his memories were sealed and his soul was locked in the painting.

One day, Chi Nan entered the body of a blind young master who died accidentally. The young master was the owner of this forbidden painting. However, Chi Nan had stayed in the painting for a long time. He lost the happiness and sadness of human beings. The only emotion he could show on his face was: tears.

Chi Nan made three wishes to the gods: regain his vision, stop crying and get his memories back.

Thus, he was invited into the world of terror, the Nightmare Cycle. Break the nightmares to gain points and grant his wishes.

Ordinary players: Ahhh, it is terrible! I want to wake up!

Meanwhile, Chi Nan moved through the nightmares, grabbing small skeletons at the crane machine in the amus**ent park at midnight, building ice sculptures with corpses in a snowy country’s mass grave and dancing with a fierce ghost in a life-threatening waltz until dawn.

The dreams were really good. There were endless games, ghosts who tried to amuse him and a mysterious boss who sent him good medicine every day.

Chi Nan cried happily but when he cried, the ghosts of the world trembled.

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The owner of the body was called You Yu and he suspected that he didn’t die accidentally. In order to understand the truth behind his death and be reborn in his body, he sold his soul to the world called the ‘Nightmare Cycle.’ He became the dream maker behind the scenes, conscientiously creating dreams of terror.

He didn’t expect that he would meet his body in the infinite nightmare he created with his own hands. The user of the body was a bigshot who loved to shed tears. This person was diligent in going through the instances to earn points and restore vision for him.

Thus, You Yu secretly added the sweetest honey to medicine and sent it to Chi Nan at midnight every day. So why did the little crybaby cry again after drinking it?

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Sau Khi Túi Khóc Nhỏ Tiến Vào Thế Giới Ác Mộng
小哭包进入噩梦循环以后
小哭包進入惡夢循環以後
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55 Reviews


SayMrrp
New SayMrrp
Apr 08, 2024
Status: c31
Personally, I couldn't become invested in the novel. I agree with some of the other reviews; it's not that great if you've read better unlimited flow BL. It's decent enough, but the MC and ML didn't have personalities that interested me.

I was interested at first, and I enjoyed the first arc.... but the inclusion of the ML didn't do much for me. He wasn't interesting enough and, combined with the MC's bland? personality, the novel (which is heavily centered on the pair) wasn't fun to read about. I wasn't sure... more>> whether I wanted to continue reading; I mostly wanted to find out what the mystery behind the MC+ML was, so I looked for spoilers. After reading them, my desire to read disappeared. I guess I was mostly in it to find out what happened. There wasn't much else keeping me here. The MC + ML weren't interesting enough to make me want to read more. Everything's just going too smoothly for the MC + ML, and I think the author didn't handle writing an OP pair well enough to make it exciting.

Still, if you haven't read many unlimited flow BL, you might enjoy it. The worldbuilding is good, and I like Hei Cha (side character, basically the MC's friend) quite a bit. <<less
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Shorng
Shorng
Jun 27, 2021
Status: Completed
Can't be more good. Things going according to what I thought it would be. There's no plot twist or anything because things were hinted at from start to finish. Can't be more clear lmao. I love how MC cry and how he change from no-feelings to have little feelings. Both MC and ML feelings develop just like how we predicted lol. Even though it's all going as we think it will but the process of going through it still make me want more arc but it's just wishful thinking.

The ending... more>> was sweet and heart-wrenching. I wouldn't say more because it's a mysterious story that need everyone to explore because the story itself worth because of the process toward the ending more than the ending itself (maybe?) Because I love every arc and especially some of the side characters are so lovely I wish for their own story too. <<less
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Heungbo
Heungbo
Aug 18, 2021
Status: Completed
One of the best I've ever read. Everything is logical, well done and the characters are fleshed out. I just finished it and I'm a bit emotional so I can't really make a good organised and intricated review but I really recommend it.

Also, got a good surprise in the fourth dream world ... more>>
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with a transgender person being portrayed. Tong Yu (or Tang Yu, don't remember which one she is - also who decided it was a good idea to have a Tang Yu and a Tong Yu in the same arc??) is a transgender girl whose wish is to have her body correspond to her mind. While there are some transphobic characters like there are transphobic people in real life; the system, Chi Nan and most people recognise TY as a girl w/o problem. We also got a bit of her pov and she even comes back later on in the last arc/dream world (when everyone has forgotten CN). Such a sweet girl who really gained some development in that arc.

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And I really like the different arcs, they were pretty original.
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So the first one is based on YY's life just before he 'died' (btw,

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why is YY's mom always a horrible person? First life as Number 9, his mom sold him to traffickers for money and then as YY, he was supposed to be sacrificed to the evil spirits (with whom YY's mom made a pact to be popular) so the backlash of her actions wouldn't affect her)

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, where the dreamers represent the people (the small sacrifices before the big one yeah) invited to act by YY's mom. YY is the dream maker and he plays himself (ma boi is a masochist).

Second world, CH is still with the anchor and this time they go on a cruise. YY appear as 'Ye Chang', a high schooler to observe the guy who stole his body. He discovers that CN's tears are effective against monsters. Jiang Yu (my smart girl hehe) first apparition. The horror stories said coming to life reminded me of another survival story but the outcome was different (here, only happens when you sleep and as long as you discover the way to solve the copy, the limit don't matter).

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In that other novel (and I don't remember the title sob sob) you had to survive in that mansion for a week and the way the MC solved it (bc only the top 3 could survive (don't get me started on that point system)) gave me a such a headache. Btw if anyone remembers the title, hmu because I still remember that snake scene and the effect of the depression effect on the MC

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Third act is candlelight city. No anchor guy but Old Liu (from dream 1) returns. Rui Rui and her mom appears. CN discovers that Yu Chang is a dream maker (thanks to his shadow). As the story enfolds, shows that the dreamers chosen are important. Also Rui Rui's mom best mom - finally a wholesome family omg. YY masochist part 2 with

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that scene where he has CN kill him. Like really?? I mean obv he didn't really die but nothing was sure..

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Still wonders that guy who got his arm transformed into wax has survived until then when he's such an airhead.

Fourth dream CN uses the candle that YY gave him in the last dream as a reward to enter a dream world made by YY. There's Tong Yu and Tang Yu. GX f u really. Some weird school with weird rules arc. Honestly that teacher was pretty wholesome lololol Shout out to the death by blanket from CN's story on the cruise, ma man YY never misses an opportunity lol also those subplots to get hints each day were nice, especially the last one when they go into a sort of sun-world based on a emotion (ofc CH chooses sorrow cuz he can cry on demand but surprise! His appearance changed a bit and he can't cry anymore whenever he wants!!) and that story was really interesting and honestly even if I didn't see it coming, I think the twist/the secret they're supposed to discover was pretty nice with hints here and there so it made sense AND that's the first time I see that trope being used like that lololol also-

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ofc the mom is horrible person in that sub world bc when YY has a mom, she haaas to be the worst

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Fifth dream not a YY made dream. Only four people - Pei Mo the coward, Lu Baixou, Jiang Yu the return and CN on a bus. No hint, they just know they have to finish their mission before the bus arrives at destination.

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Got a bit dizzy at first with how CN figures out they have to let the ghosts of the people they 'killed' kill them in return. Especially since with CN and his twin brother storyline, he could have killed YY np but since he's so wholesome he just offs himself (which doesn't sound wholesome lmao)

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The chase to find the corpses of the victims and those weird smiley people were pretty interesting. Lu Baixou is pretty interesting character who I hope gets her happy ending :)) also 207 is cool so ofc she gets paired with Jiang Yu hehe

Sixth dream world is a bit complicated - just before the end of fifth one, a bug appears and it leads to the resolution and the explanation of the whole story.

Am a bit tired rn cuz it's 9am and I haven't slept all night to read that but basically they do things, reappear in the train that leads to the main city but CN hears weird voices calling him and then they (CN and YY) go to the weird bug-made world base city where they find some people who are not supposed to be there: people who died in the dream world (GX f u again) and whose task is to kill those whose wishes are already fulfilled (also not supposed to be there) and then the system releases the task to kill the dream god (obvs CN) but that's not really the system bc of the bugs and since CN has obviously a connection to the state of the dream world (ex it snowed bc YY said to CN when he was a kid that he wanted to see snow) they go to where CN wanna go: room 206 where the system created a time loop that leads to the final dream world in 3 parts: part 1 = YY wakes up in a world where no one remembers CN/CN never existed but thanks to his constant belief, CN whose consciousness was just lost in the system takes 229 days (wink wink nudge nudge) to reassemble and connects to YY's mind -- leads to part 2, YY (with CN) go back in time in that weird wizard continent where they meet Number 9 and things happen, they save the children and I guess sacrifice the traffickers who tried to sacrifice them and when 9 and YY are about to leave to city, system who doesn't have a lot of energy left sends them to part 3 before they have the time to explain things to 9. Part 3= 9 is a teen, we find out CN was actually a god but because he was polluted by filthy nasty bad wishes, it causes backlash in the environment which caused a cursed on the people. 9 is actually YY's past life and the painter of the Crying Boy painting where CN went to be sealed on his own accord bc just before his death he saw the future and everything as he lost his 5 senses but his spiritual sense got stronger and basically it's a loop but I'm too tired to explain properly and trust me it makes sense but I really wanna sleep rn and they end up clearing the world and boom they go back to reality where only 3 days passed since the dream city got a bug and everything is fine, the system explains everything and YY is making breakfast for CN who finally gets back his body!!!! BTW he has silver hair and the same green eyes and moles and still cries when his emotion gets too strong bc he wasn't supposed to keep his emotions after being sealed and the system is all his spiritual/divine powers separated who pulled CN in the dream world 11 years after the fire cuz when the fire destroyed the painting, it allowed him to go in YY's body since their fate together makes him a great host but also freed the impurities that were sealed and formed the bugs in the dream world and I really don't know if I'm making sense anymore but to me it's logic and nice and why aren't there more extraaaaas

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So yeah sorry for the rambling in the spoilers buy if someone didn't understand anything, you can contact me~~

Last spoiler on the dream world and what happens to those who die in it or those that made it

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sooo people don't really die in real life when they die in the dream world. They just leave without having their wish fulfilled and forget everything about the dream world - it's just hidden from the dreamers to keep their fear value high (since fear value = energy) and to keep them motivated. Was a really nice surprise since the dream world continues. Also hints that those who reach their goals forget everything when they go back to reality but their wish ends up happening (how, tho, probably depends on the type of wish)

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So yeah I liked the characters, and also the background for the world and CN's backstory. My only regret is that there are only 2 extras so we don't know what happens to the other secondary characters.
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except dream maker 207 and her now girlfriend Jiang Yu who appear in the last extra lol. I was really happy to see they weren't forgotten, especially since 207's world was particularly interesting.

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Since I used mtl, the names of the characters were sometimes confusing but it's totally understandable and while it's not totally horror-like, it stays interesting so I really recommend it :)

As for the romaaaaance, my bois stay respectful and it's nice and cute and not too much for that I'm so happy because sometimes, even if the story and mysteries are nice, the ML can get violent or pushy and that's a big no no that can ruin everything <<less
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FloppingArou
Jun 26, 2021
Status: Completed
Wouldnt say much about it, it's a good novel with a generic mix of horror, fluff and comedy.

And unlike most yaois, the Shou is the most OP.

I would describe the relationship between the ML and MC as devoted, gradual and sweet.

... more>> It's an office affair in survival mode.

I loved it as a quick read, definitely shed a tear or two towards the end and even though the side characters were mostly transparent

I definitely liked one or two.

I also likes that the author had a transgender person in one of the arcs.

PS: MTL is readable except for confusing names

8.5/10 as a final rating <<less
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Dragon_Reader
Dragon_Reade
Sep 28, 2021
Status: Completed
MTL is readable.

This novel is not as much 'horror' as it is 'mystery' solving. While horror elements do exists (gore, killings, ghosts etc), as readers reading from MC's perspective we won't feel much horror coz MC has a ... more>>
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super special identity which will be slowly revealed as the novel progresses

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MC is very very calm, has almost no emotions (fear, happiness, sorrow etc) and cries whenever he is touched or eats sweets (which is basically his fav food). His tears are strangely capable of driving away ghosts/ demons.

ML is playful and mischievous and quite the narcissist. He is interested in MC and up-front sticks to MC without shame lol.

Their mysterious past, MC's lost memories and reason why ML (as a child) got MC's painting is beautifully explained by the system in the final horror instance.

Overall, an excellent book <<less
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ShadowAscetic
ShadowAsceti
Nov 05, 2021
Status: Completed
I didn't know that an Unlimited Flow novel can be this... relaxing? Idk. It's not scary but it's a pass for me. The characters are not too 2D and there's no big villain or whatsoever, it has good missions and the system isn't too inhumane.

MC stay in his character throughout the novel - he can only cry, but that's it. Sadness? Sorrow? Nonexistent. He can only cry while feeling nothing. Even after he and ML confirmed their feelings he didn't know what was like or what was love, he only... more>> know that he would rather die than live in a world without ML.
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Once in a mission he killed ML and he felt lonely for a while, but in another mission he chose to commit su*cide rather than killing ML It shows that his feelings began to grow steadily.

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tomr1
tomr1
Feb 06, 2023
Status: Completed
3 stars!

As a stand-alone unlimited flow and survival game novel, this is a good novel to read. But as it stands in between two better known, better loved giants of these genres: Kaleidoscope of Death and Global Examination, it pales significantly in comparison.

The characters are likable, not too OP. MC is calm and collected, willing to work hard to uncover the mysteries of his past. ML is entirely partial to the MC and instinctively weak to his sincerity, even as he tests it. The horror element is tinged with comedy.... more>> ML and MC spend a majority of the novel together.

However, nearly every aspect of this novel (besides the 'game' premises and the 'tears' gimmick) felt like a pale imitation. The romance was, to me, sub-par. One could argue that it was 'subtle', but to be honest, the suggestion of tacit understanding does not excuse the lack of chemistry between MC and ML. I was never able to emotionally connect with any of the characters; I was not able to sincerely root for a happy ending, or even worry for their fate. There is this one scene that came close-- in building explosive emotions:
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where the ML asks MC to heartlessly kill him, both knowing full-well that he will survive,

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however, the execution of the build-up, conflict, climax and resolution of even a scene like this was astonishingly bland.

The ending was simultaneously anti-climatic and needlessly convoluted. The author revisited a single point in time (via time loop) but failed to add new elements to build up the mystery.

I would not recommend this story to be a gateway to UF/Survival Game novels. At the same time, if this story is read after some of the more famous works in these genres, it is likely to disappoint.

I wanted to love this novel, but I couldn't.

The translators did an excellent work with the TL, I applaud their efforts and hardwork. <<less
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P2wo
P2wo
Dec 21, 2022
Status: c68
BLAND

The only word I can use to describe this story is 'bland'. And I noodled over the reason for a few minutes and finally came to the conclusion. It's the MC that is bland. He has no past, no personality, no ambition, nothing. He has a beautiful shell, sure, and has a beauty mark on top of that. And let's not forget, he cries beautifully. And that's it. His everything is basically that. Period.

This novel is about wishes. It is written in the synopsis as well. But the way... more>> the story is written, MC doesn't really care whether his wishes are fulfilled or not. He wishes to be able to see, but throughout the arc, you never see him yearn dearly for eyes. He wishes to stop crying, but it's only because he thinks that he can't eat sweets in front of other people, and a male crying out of nowhere 'seems' embarrassing. When the MC himself doesn't care, why would I, as a reader, care then? There's no f*cking reason.

As I have already said, he has no past that is worth talking about. I'm already more than halfway through this book but his past isn't mentioned properly at all. It's just tidbits that is neither enough to satisfy my craving nor induce my craving for when his past might be revealed in the future.

He doesn't analyse the current circumstances. He has no monologues. Everything what we read is from the narrator's perspective. We really don't know what's going inside his brain.

He doesn't plan his future. He has no particular ambitions. This made me think like he is a character with no past, no present and no future. Although of course, he does have future, but it's a future I don't care about.

Also, the author has tried to make him quirky. And that is by making him say things that what author 'thinks' are out of the ordinary. For example, when others are panicking over the difficult instances, he would say things like, "I am going to sleep." "It's time to eat." Wow, so innovative, so creative, so quirky. Hah!

The first arc was slightly interesting, I'll be honest. I had hoped it would get better, but it didn't. Also, for a horror genre, the lack of tension is so extreme that I don't know what to say. I am a scaredy-cat, but I didn't even bat an eyelash even on the first arc. It was f*cking boring, to be exact. I don't understand the five star ratings. There are way way way way better novels than this one of the same genre, such as

  • Supernatural Movie Actor App,
  • Global Examination,
  • Kaleidoscope of Death,
  • The Earth is Online,
  • Welcome to the Nightmare Game,
  • I was Once a Legend etc.
Go read them. Don't waste time here.

To sum up, MC is like a blank sheet of paper. His inner world is without colors just like his pale complexion. <<less
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Morfzine
Morfzine
Nov 02, 2021
Status: Completed
There's a lot of wasted potential. I thought wow a blind MC ! I'm wondering how he will solve the instances and then ... more>>
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his blindness was solved after arc 1

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Oh well I guess it will be difficult to continue to write a story like that okay then. Hey the dream makers seems like a interesting concept ! I wonder how's the other dream makers than ML will be, I'm sure it will be interesting !
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in general, all I want is a quirky group of dream makers and their personal instances 'style' to be introduced, yknow to make the story more colorful, but nope, there's only ML and his lesbian friend

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Finally big spoiler ahead
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the ending was soo rushed, it's such a lazy conclusion too. For one, they said it's just a dream but how are you going to explain the disappearance of the mom that are in the middle of funeral and the streamer that were streaming ? There's no more explanation about the real world heck, even we don't know how is MC's body and acquaintance in real life going to do after MC decided to stay in the nightmare world forever. MC being a god is predicable, but the magic are not. WTF there's magic apparently in the past ?? But we have no foreshadowing whatsoever before that and no further explanation about the magic other than it exist

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Other than that, this is a decently good novel. Veteran players actually acts like veteran, by that I mean most of them don't help nor destroy other players everywhere and just minding their own business. Queer characters has personality and their own specialized ability, other character in general are too unless it's some of the few cannonfodders, but I personally think they too, has personality, just high ego and too conceited. MC is a chill guy who has no goal other than enjoying the instances puzzle. Some said it's boring, others like me said it's relaxing. If you want to read a unlimited flow novel with little to no drama, here you go. The instances has a rule to go with that is it must be solvable by anyone, no luck bullsh*t nor specialized knowledge/abilities/talents/items that are needed to clear it, only brains and wits. Which is great cuz I don't like a**pull kind of situation. There's many deaths here too
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I'm pretty sure there's no instances here with no casualties

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Instances designs are wonderful, the dream makers element really helps with it. So give it a try ? <<less
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EUGEO SYNTHESIS
EUGEO SYNTHE
Nov 11, 2022
Status: --
Well I think this story is pretty good??? I really like the plot twist in the final plot of how everything becomes infinite (Loop).

The weakness in this story, maybe lies in the finishing touches of some side characters that appear quite often... For example, "the old man" ... more>>
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which appears quite often in the beginning of the story (He even has quite a number of key roles actually), but at the middle until the end he just disappears, without any explanation of what he wants (wish), or how he ends up.

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The same applies to MC best friend Hei Cha...

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Hei Cha had finished the nightmare world mission and granted his wish, but due to the rules of the nightmare world that made people forget things after they granted their wish, Hei Cha finally forgotten everything that happend in nightmare world...

This made him feel empty sometimes, because even though he had forgotten everything in the nightmare world, he still felt that he used to have a very good friend who he didn't know who.

This goes on until he returns to the nightmare world due to an incident and remembers everything again... He finally makes a promise to the MC that he doesn't want to forget all of this again, or at least he wants to know and become MC friend again in the world real, so after that MC promised him that he will come/he will not forget... But until the end of the story there is no explanation at all about this become true.

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secondthots
secondthots
Oct 27, 2022
Status: Completed
Is it weird to fall in love with a spirit using your own body?

But I mean.... why not

Definitely reminiscent of Supernatural Movie Actor App in terms of complex plot, mind-boggling instances, & a somewhat Narcissus-level romance. I think SMAA excels better in the romance & plot, but this story is enjoyable nonetheless. 5-stars given mainly on enjoyment rather than purely saying it's one of the best.

If you like brainy instances, cutthroat horror stories, a game of cat & mouse between the main CP, an overarching mystery that might seem... more>> pretty obvious from the get-go... THIS IS IT!! Personally, I already like it once I know that the MC has some sort of leverage in these games. Now it could be in the form of just a strong mind or personality... but my favorite is if there's a sugar daddy behind the scenes. 'Omg isn't it so much better when the character progresses using his own wit & luck??' ... Yes... but I want dog food OK

Character-wise, the main two are what's really important in the story. The plot strictly revolves around them. Everyone is basically fodder. Now plot. Plot can be confusing. I feel like this is the type of story that you need to pay attention to details. Everything comes full circle, whether or not details are shrugged off. I personally would have preferred it to be longer, but it doesn't wrap up badly.

I'm bitter because I want smut or at least a decent kiss COME ON NOW <<less
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1Sami
1Sami
Sep 07, 2022
Status: c56
I thought I'd like this one a lot. But the arc besides the first feel very dry to me. And while the idea of the ML being the MCs bodys OG soul is very fun, he only seems to like the MC for his tears. And I don't have any idea why the MC likes him. Guilt maybe? It just isn't as good as I'd expected.
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Reichie
Reichie
Nov 28, 2021
Status: Completed
The author didn't waste any chapters or did any fillers in regards to advancing their plot. So it may seem short (the chapters are not) but it's a story filled to the brim. It's easy to read it in one sitting.

The horror aspect of this novel is bearable and I think it's more fitting to describe it as mystery solving with supernatural elements. The emotions may not be that pronounced but the last arc/ending definitely made up for some lacking romance.

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The story of 9th never meeting Chi Nan again except in dreams is heartbreaking. He waited for him all his life.

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I was satisfied enough with the ending except for a few things: *big spoiler*

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So basically, they're stuck in an endless loop of time cycle. Meaning, all of this already happened to them and will again happen to another them in another timeline. Which is frustrating and just plain headache. I hate time paradox. And also, I was hoping for Chi Nan to visit Hei Cha cause he said he will but author never delivered it so eh. And I thought this while reading but, although Hei Cha definitely only think about Chi Nan platonically, he has all the qualities of a puppy second male lead. He's so sweet and so nice!

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Unrelated review:

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Gahd. Aside from this, I tried reading the author's other works and gd they're frustrating and the MLs are just a bunch of walking and talking red flags 🤮

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Kassandra
Kassandra
Sep 04, 2021
Status: Completed
5 starts for me. I love it!

I won't tell another description for the story because upstairs, it already tells you of what to expect of this novel.

The writing of quality of the novel is good. I finished it in the raws and it was understandable.

The plot is good too. In each arcs I'm like, oh that's it, I'm being wowed by Chi Nan's intelligence. At first it may start slow because of his blindness but after the first arc it'll be okay.

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After the first arc, he'll directly be able to realize his wish, Heal his blindness, because he got so many favorability in there.

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I love the arcs of this novel. They're unique in their own. Not the usual arcs like modern, ancient, interstellar, etc. Though, I don't like some of Chi Nan's coincidence teammates in every arcs. Hmp.

The ending... I have the 'i expected this but I'mma still surprised' expression. I love how the Author made the ending.

For the characters, oh, how I love the side characters! I even hope that there's a fanwai for Hei Chan. And unexpectedly, the late ship that I shipped, sailed at the end!! Happy for them.

The chapters may just be in 100 but it's fulfilling reading this. You'll end it with a smile.

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Just one spoiler. Maybe not one, ehe.

Chi Nan and You Yu are destined lovers. So inseparable!!

In the title, there was a word 'Cycle' in it, its not the usual Nightmare 'World' in other infinite flow novels.

Because it's really a cycle.

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kayluvsnovels
kayluvsnovel
Jul 11, 2021
Status: c6
This book is sooo awesome. But I really wish someone could translate this. I highly recommend reading this even though there is only the teaser so far. I already love the ML and MC.😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
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Michelle-08
Michelle-08
Dec 02, 2022
Status: Completed
This is a mix of everything- fluff, horror, a little gore, mystery and a touch of comedy. BUT if you're a hardcore horror fan, then this might not make the cut. I've read other horror novels and this one pales in comparison, but it's not too bad.

I love how the MC and ML's relationship progress, might be a little slow for some but I don't have any problem with the phase. The MC is OP and so as the ML but both have their own set of strenght and weaknesses.... more>> My favorite side character is of course, Hei Chan, I love how he's very protective of CN, too bad he's not included in the extra, which I believe that he deserves a special mention at least and what happened to him.

The ending is rushed, there's imporatnt characters that just disappeared and I didn't even know what happened to them. *Sigh*

I like this novel but probably won't reread again. Recommended for those who doesn't like too much horror. †_ (・"・*) β 4.5/5 for me <<less
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MissFay
MissFay
Nov 02, 2021
Status: Completed
The book is good! I adore the MC and ML, including the side CP. The horror isn't at all scary because the book is written in the MC's POV. (MC is emotionless, meaning he can't feel fear)

All in all, It was worth reading!
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ylial
ylial
Sep 17, 2021
Status: c26
The story is okay but I find it a little bland. I find this novel lacking. I agree with that the story isn't scary but it has gruesome scenes. Due to ratings, I expected it to be really good. Anyway, readers have different tastes in novels. I tried to read up to arc 2 to see if the reviews are justified,.. But it's not for me

What is good is that the characters have different personalities. But I don't agree much in the "characters are fleshed out" since some chara has... more>> this "pre-conditioned" personality and u can expect their next actions <<less
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Eulear
Eulear
Aug 27, 2023
Status: Completed
(3.5/5) It is a mediocre unlimited-flow novel with caveats. I liked how the side characters were diverse with different backgrounds, but they barely get screen time. The world-building and MC's personality feel like bland white bread, but if you went through most unlimited flow and have an itch to scratch, this might be worth it.

If you want spoilers:

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Spoiler

arc 1 (ML past) : MC starts off blind. In this world, if fear reaches a high amount, people die and MC can't feel fear since he was a painting. It was ML's dream world and you get to see ML's past. The players were forced to follow the script that the monster acting as ML's mom wanted them to act or else they would die. MC was chosen to act as a corpse, but his tears were so OP that it killed a ghost so the ghost became the corpse instead. People die and we learn that ML's mom gave birth to ML so she could sacrifice him to get good luck. The house burns down, but MC rushes back in to save the child ML and gets a lot of points to restore his eyesight. We get a hint that the ML is kinda a god in the world since he creates dreamscapes for players to play in.

arc 2 (cruise ship) : They get on a cruise ship and ML gets in by pretending to be a random player and rooms with MC. The captain wanted the players to tell a horror story and people started dying based on those stories. Cannon fodder dies. There is some missing painting that the captain was hiding. MC and ML purposely didn't tell a horror story and went to the punishment room. ML learns the MC's tears are OP and simp for MC's tears. They found the lost painting and showed the captain that he died in a shipwreck so they could wake up from the dream and clear the instance.

arc3 (candle man) : ML and MC get into an instance with a village that has no shadows and they need to carve each other faces on the candle wax. There was a child who was kidnapped to be sacrificed. People who carve the candles too well get killed by the candles made of human meat since the shadow consumes the real person. ML is a pro sculptor so they win the second day. MC's holy tears scared the candle away, but ML was unlucky and his shadow went rogue. ML convinces the MC to kill him so MC can get more points. MC destroys the village and saves the child from being sacrificed. MC is pissed off and misses the ML since his roommate is gone.

arc4 (school) : Since ML perished last time, he acts as the npc doctor in the dreamscape world he created. MC went to this instance to find ML. The people that came had the same birthday and they needed to follow rules to not get killed. They get points when they figure out what the rules are and if no one breaks the rules then someone will be sacrificed. There is an interesting side character who is transgender and wants to get the body of her gender for her wish. The arc drags on with cannon fodders dying by breaking the rules and there is some annoying side character that tries to screw the team by being selfish, but they die at the end. The oldest person was supposed to die, but MC's age is unknown since he was painting so it was invalid. They were supposed to dance with a partner and one of them will die, but MC uses big brain powers and recommends dancing with corpses. ML is possessive so he danced with MC since ML is a NPC, it doesn't really matter. They clear the instance and MC wants to regain his past memories, but he will need a lot of points.

arc5 (Highway404) : 4 people on a road trip and they need to face the person that they mu*dered. There was one annoying character that try to screw them over because he was selfish and didn't want to die even though they needed to die to atone their sins. This is the arc which the lesbian couple shows up and it's the dream maker that created this world with a player that appeared in the cruise ship. The arc was a fever dream and MC uses the power of his tears to carry his teammates to victory. Just when they were about the clear the instance a bug occurred!

arc6+7 (city and MC's past) : The city revived the dead cannon fodders and they are killing the players so they can escape the dream world. MC gets targeted cause the system wants to eliminate him, but MC and ML somehow escape to the parallel world. The big reveal is MC is the dream God! In the past people abused MC's power for their benefit, weakening the MC. ML encounters his past self and saves him from a group of people who tried to sacrifice kids. Then he made him promise to paint the person in the tower. The past ML somehow encounters the past MC and paints the crying boy painting. That's how the MC got sealed in the painting. ML was jealous that his past self simp for the MC and didn't tell him who the MC was. MC gets his powers back and becomes the God of Dreamworld. The people who die in the world don't die in real life, but they need to pretend they do so there are high stakes and people will complete their tasks. MC and ML live happily ever after.

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Honestly, reading the MC was boring since he wasn't an interesting character to follow. I kept on reading since I wanted to see the ending. The story is missing something that makes the characters come alive, but it follows the unlimited flow pretty solid. <<less
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forgetdrunkenmoon
forgetdrunke
Aug 23, 2023
Status: Completed
This novel is pretty good, the setting is typical op MC and ML with MC and ML having secret identity and surprising past.

MC/Chi Nan

Spoiler

he's the dream maker/god, the novel cover is his appearance (not ML's appearance)

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ML/You Yu/Ye Chang (2nd identity) /229 (dreamer codename)

Spoiler

Number 9, he's the painter of "the crying boy"

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Full spoilers ahead:

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Arc 1
The house of ML where the rumor about him and his family first appeared. ML's mother is evil, she sacrifice her son + 10 others to the evil spirits so that she can become famous.
ML appear as the past Xiao You Yu while MC as the present "You Yu". After finishing the game, MC come back to the burning manor and went to pick up ML, he then see the truth about ML's death. His mother was late for the sacrifical time because little ML tampered with the time everyday by 1 second, after the evil fire burn the house, several evil spirits who want to take ML's body got scared because MC come over to check on ML. He accidentally got s**ked into his (ML) body. At present, the current ML (present body) pick up MC and throw him out of the burning manor

Rest area from arc 1
MC recovered his real eyes (not ML's eyes), his eyes are inhumanly (beautiful) color green eyes

Arc 2 cruise ship
ML disguised himself as Ye Chang. The dynamic between these two is just *cheff kiss*. ML ask the npc about the limit for the punishment room (which is two), both MC and ML then proceed to enter the punishment room on purpose like they're on a vacation. In this arc, MC is starting to get used to ML and dare to cry casually in front of him.

Rest area from arc 2
ML (Ye Chang) "coincidentally" has the same room with MC. Now MC can eat sweets without constrain because ML already know about his crying (usually MC eat alone or sneakily)

Arc 3 Candlemen day volunteer
I don't have anything much to say about this one, it's complicated but there's an angst here. At ch 43 MC know that Ye Chang (ML) is the dreamer (like some kind of admin in that place). Later MC ended up killing ML with his hands (bcs ML don't want the others to kill him). MC let his tear go out without holding it back. After finishing the dream, MC ask the system to be put into a dream world ML has created to meet him again.

Arc 4
MC didn't find ML at first, he detect how to find ML with the sense of familiarity like when he first met ML in arc 2. MC decided to get a room alone since he's used to live alone (because of his complicated circumstance) and feel that only Ye Chang (ML) can be his roommate in his life. Later when MC caught a cold and went to the infirmary, there he find ML playing as the doctor. In this arc there will be a different scenario where MC and Tang Yu (ally) play in a game of acting "sorrow", MC and ML appearance exchange (note: the mother is evil).
At ch 78, MC discovered ML's identity (the og You Yu).

Rest area from arc 4
MC change his wish to retrieving his memory, previously he want to return ML's body and stay in the dream world in soul form but got rejected by the system. MC's wish cost 100k favoribality points (too expensive) and need to enter a dream the dream maker make. ML has a hunch that his little evil spirit is a key core for the secret of the dream world.
Hei Cha who finish his wish need to leave the dream world, he heard from a senior that when they get out of the dream world, their memory about the dream world will dissapear. MC said that he will contact him. When Hei Cha left, MC knock on the door and say thank you to the empty room where Hei Cha used to live in.

Arc 5
There's only 4 participants, none of them are newcomer. The setting they're in is to travel for thousands of miles in a bus/car where each participants have their own character setting reflected by reality. At first it may seem like they're a mu*derer who's waiting for their victim to get revenge but later MC will do an experiment. MC character setting is that he and ML are brothers, ML try to captivate MC but MC killed him (character setting). Later MC tricked ML to close his eyes and slice his own throat to do an experiment (which make ML kind of mad?) and he get back alive. Turns out the 4 participants in the bus are dead souls and need to die for redemption so they can clear the dream. There are so many ambiguous + cute moments between MC and ML here I cannot describe so i'll skip it.
Appearance of another dreamer as well as ML's colleague, 207, who roleplayed as Jiang Yu's girlfriend in the character setting. They encountered a bug after the dream was about to end.

Arc 5 Bug in the system
Angst, cannot be described by words. MC dissapear and ML was desperate because everyone forgot about MC except for him. MC contact ML through his system (he was trapped inside the system) and both share the same sensory system.

Arc 6 dream maker dream world/nightmare
MC and ML meet the painter of the crying boy (MC) named number 9, later MC got seperated from ML and meet the dream god (himself) who meet the adult number 9. MC (dream god) give the pocket watch he suddenly get to number 9 and give himself a random name "Chi Nan". MC discovered that Number 9 is ML. Additionally, MC room number 206 is derived from 2906 without the 9 from number 9 name, room 206 is where the dream god (past MC) live.

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Side Characters:

Hei Cha/Black Tea (ally/my favourite) arc 1-2
Lao Yu/Old Yu (ally) arc 1, 3
Tang Yu (ally) arc 4
Jiang Yu (ally) arc 2, 5

Side couple:

Spoiler

207 (dream maker) who previously roleplayed as Jiang Yu's girlfriend in arc 4, at side story they became girlfriends for real (GL couple).

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Overall I like the characters. The reason why I deduct 1 star is because the story and the romance is pretty bland compared to some previous novel with similar plot like this. It's still a good story though
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Chipmunkch33k5
Chipmunkch33
Jan 13, 2023
Status: Completed
I haven't made a review in a longgggg time but. I wanna do this to broadcast my spoiler filled pettiness:

Spoiler

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Bcz Chi Nan didn't get to meet with this his friends in the real world after he promised them!!!凸 (`△´#) HOW DARE THE AUTHOR DEPRIVE ME OF THIS!!!
Also I kinda wanted Tang Yu to end up with the cool Miss Jiang but 207 is also good I guess.

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Other than that, this story utilized the overused plot of Cycle of time in this genre quite well and the instances actually made me feel creeped out; the side characters that on the the Main CPs side have their own stories though the villains felt like the worse versions of Team Rocket from Pokémon.
Special thanks to the Translator team for not giving up on this project you did a great job❤️
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