Agreement of Being Gay for 30 Days

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F University’s two most attractive men, Wang Guangning and Zhang Lingyi, constantly competed with each other regardless in what respect.

Whether it was appearance, talent, popularity or even the number of abdominal muscles, they always contested with each other. Even the woman they pursued was the same.

Yet, these two xiao cao¹ who had self-proclaimed themselves as peerless in the aspect of love were completely rejected by the same woman.

Hence, they decided to retaliate against society by becoming gay.

They set an agreement to be gay for thirty days and even especially downloaded the list from the internet, thus preparing themselves to follow these standards in order to become a proper gay couple.

For example:

Watching a movie together…Hey, shou shou, remember to lean on my shoulder when you see a frightening scene, alright?

Warming their hands together in the same pocket…Hey, don’t wear that large military jacket outside, it’s really embarrassing!

***

By learning how to be gay from an unreliable guidebook for couples, two straight guys clash and end up with an unexpected outcome.

Their thirty days agreement has finished, yet can they truly return to their former lifestyles as if nothing ever happened?

[1] 校草: the male counterpart of 校花. It’s used to describe the most attractive guy of the school.

[2] 攻 and 受: gong, meaning the attacker or the seme and shou, meaning the receiver or the uke in Japanese terms.

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ABG30D
协议搅基30天
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10/02/18 ikigainovels c39
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Attica
New Attica rated it
October 9, 2018
Status: c39
(Disclaimer: less positive, somewhat miffed rant incoming)

I've realized that one of the reasons I prefer fantasy/ancient settings to modern-day settings is that... modern-day settings tend to have an underlying current of homophobia and other negative stereotypes.
Sadly, nowhere is this more obvious than this story "Agreement of Being Gay for 30 Days".

In fact, this story hits every single one of my "Most Cringeworthy Plot Points in Danmei".

1. "Oh I'm not actually gay, I'm only in love with you" --> bruh that's not how s*xuality... more>> works. Can we get just one--just one--modern-day BL novel without the obligatory crisis of s*xuality?

2. Related to number 1... Are there any other actually homos*xual characters besides the main pairing? Congratulations, they're irrational beasts who commit s*xual harassment and get beat up by the main characters as punishment!

3. The extremely cringe-worthy arguments over "omg I want to be the gong in the relationship!! Being the shou sucks and deserves to be made fun of."

I'm begging you, no one besides uninhibited fujoshis actually uses the terms "gong" and "shou" in real life. These two terms are fraught with homophobic and misogynistic undertones.
In this case, the ML kept rubbing it in to the MC that "lol we decided you're the shou by a coinflip! So for the rest of your life you better keep acting like the girl in this relationship."
"Oh, you got angry because I kept referring to you with this term you clearly don't like? haha you're so cute~"
I'm sorry, but that isn't cute or heartwarming in the slightest.

Literally every single time the ML called the MC "shou shou~" or otherwise kept using those terms, my hairs literally stood up on end. I legit wanted to kick the ML's teeth in so he never used those stupid stereotypes again.

(Corollary to number 3: characters start out with their own unique personalities, but those personalities get warped and corrupted over time until they fit into the stereotypical "gong" and "shou" dynamics. In particular, the ML suffered because the author decided his only personality trait was "becoming a stereotypical gong")


4. Are there any female side characters? Congratulations, they are all extremely shallow/air-headed and don't feel like real human beings at all! They are either ungrateful gold diggers, squealing caricatures of fangirls, or the most stereotypical of fujoshi.

Okay, let me stop my ranting and take a deep breath.

I mean, it's not completely unsalvageable.
Looking on the brighter side... this novel did have quite a bit of funny and cute banter between its main characters, especially during their adorable rivalry moments. (At least, I enjoyed the banter when it did not involve the words "gong" or shou".)

As an extension of this, I much preferred the MC to the ML! The MC acted way more like a real human being as opposed to a walking stereotype.

And the parts of the plot not involving the above four irritating points were executed okay, at least if you like the "sheer fluff" genre.

Overall Comments:

I wanted to give this story a fair chance. I tried to avoid those four irritating points I mentioned, and attempted to finish reading for the plot alone.

Yet every single chapter, I found my eyes rolling to the back of my head at the next "shou shou~".

In addition, the plot really wasn't anything to write home about. There were the usual stupid misunderstandings, bickering over girls, and otherwise "denying your own gayness."

Do not read this novel unless you:

-Enjoy modern-day slice-of-life

-Enjoy soap opera dramatics

-Enjoy the Fake Relationship trope

-Enjoy the bickering between rivals dynamic

And last but not least...

-Can tolerate the aforementioned four irritating points of homophobia, misogyny... basically, how the writing is full of shallow stereotypes. <<less
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Sarsanilla
New Sarsanilla rated it
October 8, 2018
Status: c39
Two guys who think that they're straight act as a couple for 30 days to get back at the world (some whore was leading them on, then rejected both of them) Eventually, they fall in love.

It's cute and heartwarming, really. Don't know why it's listed as yaoi instead of shounen ai (there's only one and a half "dirty" scenes, the rest are clean and pure and beautiful and adorable and it might get less clean and pure and beautiful and adorable later on but as of chapter 39 it's PURE)... more>> <<less
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solomaize
solomaize rated it
December 18, 2017
Status: c54
Two straight guys falling in love with each other in a month? You eye-rolled at the thought didn't you? Lol, so did I.

Most modern BL have zombies, super possessive gong, white lotus shou, and exploding s*xual tension. This doesn't.

This story bravely tries to entertain you with the idea of two proud males, clumsily befriending each other, going from sworn rivals to unlikely good friends to vulnerable marshmallows wanting something more from the other. BUT SOCIETY.

They are hilarious together, they are so sweet to each other and I am damn jealous... more>> of them. #Relationshipgoals <<less
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alexfilia
alexfilia rated it
August 9, 2017
Status: c2
Basically 2 studens who were after the same girl and confessed to her the same day found out that she was leading the on and decided to take revenge on sociaty by becoming a fake couple for a month :D

Both the MC and ML sound awesome.... this novel is going to be funny :3
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Shigure Hakuya
Shigure Hakuya rated it
April 17, 2018
Status: Completed
Honestly, this story is good for people that wants to read stories that have light plot. It is full of fluff and the development of the characters is good. The supporting characters also contributed to the development of the main characters.

The relationship between the two main characters are a rage at first, due to them competing with each other in who will be the gong or shou. As the plot progresses, their relationship seems to get better, especially the scenes where ML subconsciously gets jealous in whoever interacts with the... more>> MC.

The different way of being a couple are also romantic. In every step, there seemed to be a understanding between the main characters. Their relationship progresses in every step and they seemed to get closer in each step.

Spoiler

The progress of the story seemed to be clichéd: enemies, agreement of being gay for 30 days, slowly understanding each other, jealousy ensues, MC fell in love, MC planned to confess but is constricted by the Plot God, MC went to Taiwan to forget, ML realizes he's in love with MC, MC came back, misunderstanding happens, ML confesses to MC, and they live happily ever after.

[collapse]

Overall, it a good story for ones that wants to have a light plot.

Ps. The *beep* scenes are hot and steamy, read at your own discretion. <<less
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rhianirory
rhianirory rated it
January 27, 2018
Status: c22
so much funnier than I was expecting.

the translation for chapter 1 is a bit rough but it gets better and this story soon had me laughing like an idiot in the middle of my Art Appreciation class. The professor was not amused.

i hope it keeps up with the humor throughout the whole story.
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B2j
B2j rated it
April 1, 2018
Status: c24
I honestly don't get all the 1 stars this novel was given. It was really enjoyable and the translation is great. The story has great developments, skillful pacing, unique plot line, useful comedy, and amazing characters. I don't think it really deserves so little attention.

People should give this a try, since it's a little iffy in the beginning but gradually develops later on; both translation quality and story.

i hope the translator never gives up and keep translating this work.
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gggo
gggo rated it
January 14, 2018
Status: --
This is really a good read. Unlike other novels that feels somehow forced, this one is a bit similar to when a snail loves. This is about chemistry, nascent attraction and a bunch of happenstance that would convince you to root for the two.
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quiesco
quiesco rated it
December 17, 2017
Status: c6
This novel is just so hilarious and fluffy <3

The MC and ML are always competing with each other no matter what, and I'm looking forward to seeing how their relationship progresses ~
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Vi.M
Vi.M rated it
October 11, 2017
Status: c3 part2
Both protagonists are hilarious, haha. XD Waiting so much to the time when they realize they actually fell in with love each other. Looking forward to reading more chapters. Thanks to the translator. :)
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Redroses__
Redroses__ rated it
August 24, 2018
Status: c36
This is probably one of my favorite bl novels simply because it made me laugh from the first chapter until the last. I so wish I could read Chinese so I can read until the end huhu. Anyway, definitely recommeded 😀
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auroraRMC
PiCrazy31415 rated it
July 30, 2018
Status: Completed
Adorable. There might be cliche drama in there, but it's still quite slice of life and sweet and doesn't have too much unnecessary drama. Though I was shook by the 4 year gap all of a sudden. 4 years is a long time, man. I find the MC's personality quite ideal: a little cold, a little indifferent, but still really warm and generous. MC might be a little tsundere but isn't like many other tsunderes. He quickly figures out his feelings and doesn't tease others too much before acquiescing, and... more>> he gets moved and emotional quite easily. Plus the queen shou vs loyal dog gong is the best dynamic. Especially when the shou is reasonably arrogant. ML is really sticky, though I was quite angry when he went out with that girl. But I guess he did suffer for 4 years for that one month poor decision, so he kind of got what he deserved. The parents are a little frustrating, but what can you do. Definitely recommend. <<less
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KaitoHeart
KaitoHeart rated it
July 25, 2018
Status: c33
Despite the cliché on the summary, this story is really good. The characters feelings and actions are realistic and really appropriate, this is the kind of story where you'll always be satisfied at every chapter.
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Avabliss
Avabliss rated it
June 6, 2018
Status: c28
This is true development here, guys.

Actual head-strong people clash each other confused with their feelings and slowly realising they are in love. It's quite (I mean really, I'm just trying to sound sophisticated) funny and out of trope believe me, but also you can see the sceptisim in both of them - because even if they try to be intimate, everyone just misunderstands them with the previous image they set themselves as. But the characters are not weak, though our Gong is quite the scaredy-cat with a lot of (funny)... more>> childhood traumas, their ability to face a problem is not underestimated. Following a lame guide for two excellent scholarship students, this is a compliment - Extremely high IQ and low EQ lol. It's quite the syndrome which is in real life where they have problems making decisions but the author makes sure it's not dark and makes it moe moe meng meng aegyo aegyo fluff fluff. But sometimes the conversion turns way too kawaii and you just melt and you are like *asdfghjkl*. Really a read worthwhile, wish the translation speed could get a little quicker and never be dropped.

PS they are living in a world where homos*xuals are accepted, so it's not that conspiring. But the thing is... they are from well-off families so all readers are scared how their parents will react ^, ^ <<less
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