After the White Moonlight Came Back, the Stand-in Fell Into Unemployment Crisis

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Next Door is, “The Stand-in Refuses to Become a Regular” an extended version.

A year after the Stand-in became a keep man, the President’s White Moonlight returned and the Stand-in fell into an unemployment crisis!

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Sau khi bạch nguyệt quang trở về, thế thân rơi vào nguy cơ thất nghiệp
白月光回来后,替身陷入失业危机
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damnmei
New damnmei rated it
June 26, 2024
Status: Completed
Reads like a parody but surprisingly got me to cry near the end after nearly dying of laughter every previous chapter. Just as a warning as it took me aback at first, characters are unnamed and referred to as "Stand In" "President" and "White Moonlight".

It's a hilarious short story, and all characters are very likable just because of how Stand In interacts with them:

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The way this stand-in negotiated working terms for the contract including fair wages, hours of employment, overtime, and vacation, and then president has only four rules with one just being not to smile LOL

Also calling having s*x outside of his working hours overtime hahaha and then shouting "overtime pay" while engaged in the act is so funny help???

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The romance is also surprisingly wholesome and satisfying, I definitely recommend! <<less
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panpandesal
panpandesal rated it
March 21, 2022
Status: --
I love this story so much. It has all the elements I love- stand-in trope, wife-chasing, indifferent protagonist with actual goals in life, and an actual ethical business relationship between the MC and ML.

The pace is just right and straight to the point and very humorous. I love that though the plot concept is cliche, the actual story wasn't and I felt like I was going along with the ride. I also love the fact that it didn't have the typical dog-blood and everything was resolved in a mature and... more>> peaceful way.

I love how the characters grow and acknowledge their shortcomings, and also actually have problems outside of their relationship. The development didn't happen too suddenly and no character was forgotten after their part was over. The author has a great way of showing emotion and I felt giddy everytime something good happened to the characters and my heart hurt whenever MC and ML had problems. The humor that was sprinkled was immaculately done and I actually laughed out loud at their s*upid antics (which is really rare).

Overall, it's one of the best danmei's I've read. Very heart-warming, I just- no words can express how satisfied I am. <<less
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ylial
ylial rated it
March 26, 2022
Status: Completed
The story is short but has a has a very developed plot! Very satisfied with everything!!! This is truly a gem!!!❤️

It's also so hilarious and don't have any monotonous chapter. The characters are well defined; even the antagonist is likeable.

Despite MC's low status he's very lovable due to his simplicity and humility (except for money). And he's so hilarious - he knows where he stands and looks at himself low, that's why he doesn't realize that the ML falls for him
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michieblu
michieblu rated it
March 21, 2022
Status: --
Hahaha I really like the MC especially his way of thinking.

"I actually want cash and paid leave in my heart" -- me too bro I want cash hahahaha

MC really loves money. Haha even hugging past the working time can be considered as overtime haha

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MC and ML are in a contractual relationship because MC looks like the ML's white moonlight (hahaha I like how the MC describe the white moonlight like a man who sells insurance). ML chosr a certain fashion for the MC that is similar to the fashion of the white moonlight. MC cant even wear other types of clothes because of this.

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The ML likes the MC already even before the white moonlight went back. The ML is already giving him hints that he likes him, just so funny that the MC still thinks about the contract. Really like how the MC is strong willed and not fall in love while in contract hahah

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It was really cute when the white moonlight and the president keeps fighting for attention for the MC regarding who's the best teacher for the MC. This story is good and fluffy, I really like the character development of the white moonlight in the end. All I can say is he's the best and good kind of white moonlight. <<less
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kislanyk
kislanyk rated it
April 13, 2022
Status: --
Absolutely a gem of a short story. I enjoyed it, especially since I'm fond of the substitute for the white moonlight trope. Btw, the extended version which has been made into a full-fledged novel is even better because it greatly adds more depth to the characters and storyline. Both are worth reading, and I hope the longer version also gets a translation.
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Xiu_er
Xiu_er rated it
August 5, 2022
Status: Completed
The story is short and none of the characters even have a name. But the author makes great use of these features, managing to give the characters distinct personalities without long paragraphs of descriptive language. Their actions and words speak for themselves.

The stand-in (MC) has his priorities straight: money and studying. He knows what he wants and works hard to reach his goals, even if it requires being humiliated or degraded. He takes all hardships in stride, seemingly without a care. But you will eventually see that he has somewhat... more>> of a inferiority complex which is also why he tries to better himself.

The president (ML) is a dog in search for it's owner. At first he seems like any generic cold CEO out there who hires a stand-in for his white moonlight. But as the story progresses, you will see many unexpected sides of him. He is a bit of a tsundere who needs his ego stroked at times to turn his bad mood around. He does misunderstand a lot of the MC's actions, beautiful misunderstandings if you ask me. But then again, his thoughts follow the common domineering CEO route so when the MC who doesn't follow the script is thrown into the mix, the ML is thrown out of balance. It's quite funny. What I really appreciate about him is how he has always been supportive of the MC's dreams and goals, helping him out with his studies and such. He even took a step back and never pushed any hard boundaries.

I also liked how the ML had been transparent about the keeping the MC as a stand-in from the very beginning. The two entered the arrangement with the consent of both parties.

The side characters while following common tropes in the beginning all found themselves deviating from the set and known script. None of them was annoying, 2D or braindead.

Considering how short the story and the chapters are, the characterization was on point. The plot, too. It managed to make me silently giggle at night while also making me shed a few tears during the a bit more dog blood moments. I felt attached to both the MC and ML so fast when I have trouble connecting with the protagonists in other novels. All that despite there not being any names in this story whatsoever. The author did a great job. <<less
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UsaYuki
UsaYuki rated it
March 24, 2022
Status: Completed
Loved this! It was short but so satisfying! I felt like it had everything and didn’t drag it on!!! Ahh

It had just the right amount of angst, that made my heart stop/clench for a moment, but just the next moment everything is good again and everyone’s happy ahdksjsk love it o (*////▽////*) q

And wow, this is the best ... more>>
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Bai Yueguang

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that I have ever seen hahah I thought he was going to be like all those other ones, but NOO He supported them ahdksb and played Wingman?? If I understood correctly hahaha I‘m so sorry I misunderstood you at the start (maybe I didn’t??) Anywayssss so interesting! And new experience!

I love how professional MC was ! Hahaha I hope he’ll spoil ML more and more in the future! Of course the other way around too! O (≧v≦) o

Do give it a try ٩ (˃̶͈̀௰˂̶͈́) و It’s amazing and doesn’t take that much of your time~ <<less
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erialolita
erialolita rated it
April 24, 2022
Status: --
I actually wasn't a fan of it, the main character was too money hungry, and not focused on much else. I didn't even find his thoughts and actions comedic, guess its just not my cup of tea. The romance was juvenile and almost non existent. I understand the MC wanting to keep his feelings separate since this is a job at first, but he would have noticed the ML changing his treatment of him at least a little and all the care ML gave him should have warmed him a... more>> bit. I would have liked to seen him fall for the ML bit by bit earlier, or at least question, it all happened in like 2-3 chapters at the VERY end.

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Also MC doesn't finally realize his feelings until the White Moonlight tells him of the ML's sad childhood, he was so ready to push the ML back to the White Moonlight and takes the ML's mother's ticket to go abroad. Really the MC is kind of scummy. The ending also isn't complete, he says he will come back for ML after getting his post graduate and making lots of money so he is worthy of ML...

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The one thing I did really like is the White Moonlight while arrogant isn't a jerk. He isn't a villain, or scheming and
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he and the MC become friends of sorts.

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Another reviewer mentioned that the author wrote an extended version and I'm wondering if that one might be better, but I'm not sure if I will read it as I'm not a huge fan of the MC at least some what falling for the ML, but if anyone wants to google it to MTL it is called 替身拒绝转正.

I'll give it 3 stars for now since I will probably end up reading the extended version if it is ever translated. <<less
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tomr1
tomr1 rated it
February 26, 2023
Status: Completed
Extremely short and plain cute. No brain power needed to enjoy this. The prose is very self-aware and doesn't take itself too seriously.

I loved the author's decision on the White Moonlight's characterisation; I felt that was inspired genius writing.

I rec this for a casual read when you're looking for something funny, short and low engagement.
Extremely low engagement, none of the characters are named.
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Beccablue
Beccablue rated it
July 21, 2022
Status: Completed
This just wasn't for me. The characters not having names, the awkward structure is a minimalistic style as if it's a storyboard.

It did have some funny and cute bits.

The translator did a good job.
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mikumiku_100
mikumiku_100 rated it
July 19, 2022
Status: Completed
*blows nose* I really have shallow tear ducts...

Anyways, this is very cute novel despite the supposed dog-blooded trope the plot is set on. Objectively speaking, the story is fluffy and a little funny because of MC's personality but because I'm easy to be emotionally affected, I cried at some parts lols. I think, despite it already good as it is, it has the potential to be expounded more on and be a long story/novel. And I think the author did mention that they will make it to a long story..... more>> (gotta go and look for that).

Overall, it was a cute, funny, and somewhat charming read. <<less
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Tuzi
Tuzi rated it
July 19, 2022
Status: Completed
Love the MC, ml, white moonlight and Ml's mom as well.

MC - s*upidly smart

ML - capricious ceo at first but later turns into a real puppy

White moonlight - tired of everything and wanting to be a young lady. love how author described the mc's love for study. Another good part about the story is
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when the ML continuously thinks that MC likes him but MC is just worried about his study and food. It was hilarious. Another time, when an enemy of ML was after MC and kept embarrassing ML but MC is busy remembering his english words.

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I thought the best part was
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when MC got white moonlight to help him out with studies but not. It was in extras when ML was trying to save his mom from troubles and mom who thought otherwise had to teach MC the whole night😂😂

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It's short but really fun to read.

Honestly because this story is short that's why it is so enjoyable. I can imagine the entanglement and so when it's a long novel and can't enjoy it anymore.
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lavender_drop
lavender_drop rated it
June 9, 2022
Status: c1
3.0 ⭐

This novel was fun! It was satirical and a wonderful examination of a genre. I wish it went deeper into the cliches and actually ask more questions about how the genre can be a little questionable.

I liked how the romance was portrayed and approached. At the same time, the real champion is the MC's unwavering desire to better themselves. They didn't lose their way and they did everything with that one goal in mind. I enjoyed that immensely.
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qeesa
qeesa rated it
March 24, 2022
Status: Completed
I love this. It's short but satisfying. MC is one hell of a hillarious MF and I love how he just kept unknowingly irritated the ML with how realistic/materialistic he is.

He's such a mood man, like, who doesn't want money in THIS kind of economy?

Give this a try if you want something funny to cheer you up.
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kaiyaki
kaiyaki rated it
March 24, 2022
Status: Completed
The MC here has a fun and lively personality; he’s hardworking and self-respecting, and the way he approaches his role as a substitute is really fresh.

The ML is... a little baby disaster when it comes to emotions, honestly (it’s endearing). The emotional line and character growth arcs are well-written and the comedy is excellent! The dynamic between the MC/ML/white moonlight is actually super wholesome too, which is quite rare in this genre.

PS If you liked this, please consider reading the expanded version 替身拒绝转正, which features an even cuter ML ^^
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Jwel
Jwel rated it
March 23, 2022
Status: Completed
I love this story. It is short yet funny.

I like that MC is a goal oriented person, no wonder the ML fell for him. I also like that the white moonlight became a friend and supports ML's love.

It is easy to MTL but I still look forward for the translation.
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Q3APo
Q3APo rated it
October 9, 2022
Status: Completed
This one is a gem. A comedy story but filled with roller coaster of emotion. Until the end there is no name mentioned😄

I like all character. They have personalities not a doormat. I love MC the most. He is realistic. He knows his weakness and have some inferiority but he always do positive thinking and it helps. The characters grow within this short story. When you start you will see money grubber MC, s*upid ml, doormat moonlight. But when you reach the end you will their weakness and their maturenss... more>> come out. Ten of ten. Read this <<less
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NovelenthusiastIDK
NovelenthusiastIDK rated it
August 15, 2022
Status: Completed
The only plus of this story is that MC is unique. He only cares about studying and money. ML is a typical tr*shy, cold and mentally unstable president gong. White Moonlight is arrogant, annoying and wants to get back ML in the beginning just to change his mind later but his attitude doesn’t change. If it wasn’t written in a simplistic and comedic way it would be a typical tr*shy BL.
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Fisukisuki
Fisukisuki rated it
July 18, 2022
Status: Completed
Didn't expect this novel would actually made my heart ached.

It Hilarious and Cute novel. Lots of Misunderstanding because our MC was Loving Money and Loving to have Teacher to teach him about School works sooo much.

So while mostly fluff, it does have Emotional moments that made my heart aches.

But im so very Happy with how the Author delivers the story end. I'm sooo glad!!!

Btw, the unfortunate part in this novel is No Character has NAME. Full 'Censorship'. Lol How Unfortunate...

Anyway I'm so Relieved and Loving it!!!
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FrostyDragon
FrostyDragon rated it
May 23, 2022
Status: Completed
Very sweet and funny in a quiet kind of way. A tiny bit of angst and some dogblood plot elements, but overall just a nice, heartwarming story. The ML is so cute, no wonder the MC eventually falls in love. It's a short read and the story was later expanded by the author into a novel.
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bonnie_bagel
bonnie_bagel rated it
May 17, 2022
Status: c13
enjoyed reading it, it's a fresh take on the stand-in trope. The MC is laser focused on being rich and the president and also the white moonlight has that tsundere vibes towards the stand-in.
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