Buddha-like Rebirth

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Only after dying did Fu Zhiyu realise that the world he lived in turned out to be a novel.

No wonder he devoted all his life to loving Xie Ke but Xie Ke didn’t even like him. After all, the protagonist’s journey was to the sea of stars, while he was an indigenous cannon fodder who bit the dust halfway, just blindly delaying the protagonist’s career path.

Fu Zhiyu, who woke up: What is love? What is power? The world in the novel is all fake, I don’t know what they are fighting for there (disillusioned and opt out of the rat race.jpg)

He deeply reflected and regretted his previous life that was really baffling. After being reborn, he immediately decided to let go and become Buddha-like calm, not bothering with anything and living his life as a happy cannon fodder, the farther away from Xie Ke and the main plot, the better. But he didn’t expect that he was not the only one who had changed in this life.

…It seems the protagonist became strange too.

Fu Zhiyu: General Xie, please follow the script. Now let go of me, I’m tired and want to go back and lie down.

Xie Ke [gentle smile]: I will accompany you.

Fu Zhiyu: …?

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佛系重生
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SaiRein
New SaiRein rated it
November 30, 2022
Status: v75
First of all, it's well written both translation and stories. Next, I felt bored to death.

MC didn't have any character development. I cannot even find the love story between him and ML.

ML development still better compare to MC, at least he tried to learn to respect MC decision, but MC is just like... Nah... I want to stay in peace, doing NOTHING.

... more>> I don't even know what he did for the past years he was away from ML.

I think it would better to make ML and MC just separate to each other. I couldn't find love between them. ML acted like stalker and MC didn't like him at all. Why at the end become together?? Really cannot accept <<less
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bbyshark
New bbyshark rated it
November 28, 2022
Status: Completed
Fu Zhiyu and Xie Ke.
Because of misunderstandings, they had a rough start. They didn't have a smooth relationship but I was so relieved they still persisted to a happy end. Especially MC and ML, how they cultivated their feelings and finally got together.
In the beginning I was hating the ML even hoped MC would get together with someone else but having finished the story, I was so glad it turned out the way it did. Even if it was because of misunderstandings or fate, the hurt was real... more>> and the pain was real too. But I love how author developed the characters, especially MC. The healing of trauma wasn't written in an unreasonable way. It takes time to be able to love again and I was feeling distressed for both of them towards the end. I was rooting so hard for them to sort out their grievances and make up with each other. When they finally got together, I was so happy.

This novel didn't have much grand plots but how the journey of MC and ML was written and their love, struggles, separation and reunion was portrayed, made this one of my favorites. Translation was also great. Really enjoyed this a lot. <<less
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YunYun1
YunYun1 rated it
September 4, 2022
Status: Completed
Yun Yun the translator is here :) This story is double rebirth in alternative history setting plus wife chasing crematorium. There are some mentions of systems and world-hopping but the absolutely major part of the story happens in one world, the original world of the MC.

This novel was probably the first wife chasing crematorium I have read, and it set the bar very high. After reading first couple of chapters and looking at the story tags, I was completely incredulous: the author is going to keep the same ML?! After... more>> everything he has done?! I can't imagine how she's going to pull it off.

Well... without spoiling anything, I must say the author managed it brilliantly and very convincingly. The ML's crematorium is one of the cruelest I have ever read. He regrets, he suffers and he redeems himself. There are also a lot of... not quite misunderstandings but circumstances the ML was unaware of. Anyway, everything will be revealed in time.

Crematorium is one component of the story, and I'd say it is not the most important one. The story is basically about the MC having another chance in life and trying to live a better life and help those around him to have a better life. In the previous life he put everything on the altar of his love for the ML, but in this life his energy and efforts are dedicated to improving his life, the life of the people dear to him, and the life of the people in the whole world. Because even though it's the world in the book, as we learn from the summary, for the people who live in it it's absolutely real.

The MC is a very appealing character. I really loved how decisively he put his feelings for the ML behind him. He doesn't pine, there are no ambiguous emotions, no hesitation. In the previous life, he gave everything to the ML. Now the love is gone - and it is gone. The ML gets nothing from him. All the MC's kindness, gentleness and strength are for the people dear to him, whom he inadvertently missed in the previous life.

Some warnings: once again, it is a wife chasing crematorium. It is NOT a change the gong story. So, the endgame is still the MC/the ML. If you don't want to see that, don't read it. I mean it, don't read it.

On the issues of consent: there is a scene in Chapter 1 that might be triggering. It is supposed to be upsetting and it is supposed to make you hate the ML. It is also going to be put in the context later. Just be warned anyway.

I think it is a really awesome story, emotional, full of surprises and with a very positive message, very worth reading. <<less
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LunaSolis070
LunaSolis070 rated it
September 30, 2022
Status: --
Everyone thanking gods because MC isnt a girl. He is a male but more beautiful than the supposed female supporting lead, who was said to be the most beautiful girl in their kingdom.

Im also thankful that MC was suspecting and creeped out by ML when he kept pestering MC. Not like some novel who said that they will get their revenge because they were killed by their beloved ML and then proceeds to forgave them at early chapters. 🥵

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"He spent a lot more effort on Xie Ke in his previous life than this, wishing he could pick the stars in the sky for him. Now that the positions had been reversed, he could see it clearly: it turned out that if you didn't want someone, no matter how much they tried, it was useless." - MC

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Should I say that MC and his mother have the same love life? The emperor/ML love them but power/points is more important to them. 🤔

ML: im going to war, meet me for tge last time.

Other MC: said no but because of curiosity or guilt, they will go.

Mc: Bij, im sleeping peacefully. 🧚🏻

Me: deym, we should forgive him

MC thinking of the past.

Me: Nope, nada, let's not forgive him. 😂

When MC planned to spend the night with someone else. I was like.....

Then ML comes crying and almost killed someone.

Thoughts on misunderstanding

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oooh, ML actually explained what the misunderstanding was. Early chapter 1-57 I have the same thoughts with MC that there was NO misunderstanding. But not ML explained it, I'm like oooooh.

I actually like this, ML explaining his side clearly. I was about to skip chapters because Im tired of MC and MLs push and pull. Then I got interested when ML explained his side. Not like some novels that said its a misunderstanding, although I was naked with that guy in the bed thats a misunderstanding. 🥴🥵

Although ML already explained everything MC already said the truth came too late. Im already a new person. I forgave everyone in the past but does not mean I will give second chance. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Just my thoughts here: MC cant give second chance but isn't this hypocrisy or irony? I mean he wants to make everything right and compensate his family (who was killed because of him and for those people who was killed for protecting him). But he himself can't give a chance? 🤔 Well I guess you can't give a second chance to the people you really dont have feelings. Like they are some strangers.

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Bruuuh chapter 62 🥵 pov of past to present ML

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MC spent 100 years thinking and learning. While ML spent thousands or so many world think of How to get MC back. If that isn't love then I dont know. But still I just want to kick and punch ml.

I do t hate ML anymore. They spent their lives in this world but they didnt got together. Im alread at chapter 93/102

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Want to know how they reconciled? 🤭 Read the novel. Chapter 90-100

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I actually like this novel, although I skipped a lot.

First life : A tragic past.

Second life: forgave but no chance. Grew old but not together. Redemption arc.

Third life: forgave and made new memories.

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Deym, this chasing wife crematorium really took 2 and a half life. <<less
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maymthu
maymthu rated it
September 5, 2022
Status: c2
I love MC. Unlike other rebirth stories looking out for revenge, this dude decided "Nah I'm too tired. Nothing matters in life cuz it's all just strings of data from a story book anyway. I'm gonna just appreciate what I have."

He decided he's above hating and revenge. He's gone down to pure indifference towards everyone who wronged him in his previous life, and this doesn't just show the amount of emotional maturity MC gained, but also goes on to give a big middle finger to ML who's *obsessed* with MC... more>> in this life.

The best thing about MC is there is no hesitation or confusion when it comes to his feelings. MC is very loving towards people he cares about, but also brutal in a sense that as long as he decides he wants nothing to do with this person, he cuts off cleanly. It's so satisfying to read.

ML is a douche. There's no way around that. He can try giving excuses his actions, both in previous and current life, but ultimately he is self-centred to the core.

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ML sneaks into MC's room and *hugs, kisses and licks* MC when MC's still asleep (oh ffs... what a creep).

Then ML eventually finds out MC also has memories of his past life, wants nothing to do with him and just have a good laid-back life with his mother and her family. He knows MC decided to give up on everything cuz he was exhausted from all the fighting he did in previous life, betrayed by ML, etc. Then knowing what ML did wrong, feeling all this guilt, did ML back off because MC wanted it?

NO. He decided to continue to be selfish, because his feelings, his guilt takes first place for him. His obsession on MC makes it so that, he completely disregards MC's plans for this life and DOES whatever the f*ck he wants, regardless of what MC thinks.

Yeah uh-huh. We got this guy for ML.

If there's anything I love about this, it's that MC doesn't accept ML easily. I love how MC doesn't even hate ML, the complete indifference HURTs more. I love it everytime ML writhes and dies inside from regret.

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I know MC ends up with ML when everything is said and done, but as long as the redemption arc is good, I'll continue to support this novel. <<less
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Hippopotamus
Hippopotamus rated it
September 7, 2022
Status: Completed
A thing that we usually call as "love", doesn't always work out the way we want it to.

In his previous life, MC gave his heart completely to ML. As he himself said: in this world, he has disappointed many people, but only one person. In the end he died at the hands of the person he loved the most.

In the beginning, ML, who was an actor working under Lord God's orders, only cared about achieving points in every world he entered, in order to gain the highest authority. He entered... more>> the world where the MC was, trying to complete the task while making sure that everything goes according to the plot. He wonders what is the end of an actor. Searching for the answer. He had calculated every action he took with great care, never knowing that things had already gone "wrong" even from the very start...

Then the MC found out that the world he lives in is a book. ML is the protagonist. Meanwhile, he was "destined" to die at the hands of the protagonist.

ML eventually found out that he had made the biggest mistake, even though he didn't meant to. He had succeeded in his mission, getting the highest points he had hoped for, but he realized that the authority he wanted to gain was nothing compared to what he had lost...

And like what we read in the synopsis, MC and ML are back to square one again. Time turned back, the world that should have been free, was forced to start over again. However, again there are things that always don't go the way you want them to be. MC is an anomaly. Because of what he had experienced in his previous life, he had lost his former feelings of love and ambition. Only the desire to protect his family and friends is the "fuel" for him to stay "alive". And ML chooses to sacrifice everything in him to get back his lost love and make amends.

Back to square one, but at the same time there are things that can't be brought back once they're gone...

The author wrote everything well. Maybe for some readers, MC is a figure that is not well liked. But keep in mind here, like what MC said to ML, someone who has never really experienced death, will never understand him (MC).

Overall, this novel is very enjoyable to read. I recommend to other readers to try. But again I say here, everyone has their own preferences. A review can be a reference, but don't because of the views of others, we miss something good here... <<less
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Lucy666
Lucy666 rated it
November 13, 2022
Status: Completed
Xiao YunYun has officially entered into my list of favourite translators. Not only are they fast at updating, the quality of their translations is also top notch. I've read their previous tls and it seems that they are growing at a really fast pace. Kudos to that.

Coming to the story...... Contrary to what some reviews have said, the MC in here is definitely not a block of wood with no emotions. The entire story is really well written and is more logical than most wife (or husband) chasing crematorium novels... more>> I've read before. The pacing is really good, there has never been a time when I felt bored. There are like 5 more chapters left before this story ends, and it shows. The progress is such that we know we are slowly reaching an ending, which is more than what I can say for the many novels with rushed endings out there.

I love novels which give people second chances, and I equally hate it when the people who are given the second chances were the ones who had created every tragedy in the first place. There was one reviewer here who compared it to Flying Ash. I've read that story before, and in no way are these two stories comparable. The essense itself is completely different. For once, while the ML makes mistakes, but he isn't a scumbag. I also like how
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they don't end up together in their second life. Their relationship was a doomed one and no matter how it happened, if they had gotten together at the end of their second life, the relationship would've been imbalanced. People who only see the MC rejecting ML's sacrifices and advances forget that it was all tit for tat. MC was very clear minded and tired of everything. And most importantly, he doesn't deserve to go through that heartbreak he suffered in his first life again. The second life is more of a healing as well as growth time for both of them. In the third life, they meet and get together. At this point they don't need more of the drama anymore. They both suffered a lot and grew into who they are now. They have long created the foundations for their relationship. Wasting time now just because they 'just met' when their souls already call out to each other is.... Very impractical as well as out of character for them

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When we are hurt, we build walls around our heart. The MC is clear minded but he is also somewhat an unreliable narrator. The fact that he keeps saying that nothing matters to him anymore is his coping mechanism. With how much he suffered in his previous life, it's not very unexpected that he tries to bury his heart. He's never going to be the naive and soft prince he had once been.

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Unlike what another reviewer said, the MC and ML both love each other and it shows. Not every person is the same, and hence their reactions are different. Th MC is a clear minded person who believes in doing something. He doesn't mourn the ML because he is determined to get him back. He is so calm it's scary, and that's what makes the most impact. He does everything to get the ML back and that's his way of showing his love and concern. He's very practical, and more importantly, he's experienced enough to know that his tears will do nothing for anybody. He's pitiful like that.

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The story isn't completely tled yet, but it's still started wrapping up nicely. I am satisfied with how everything turned out and it was a good story. The character development made me tearful because there are precious few novels that do any of that anymore.

If you like a story that gives people second chances, has good characterisation and progression, deals with regret and unrequited love in the most acceptable way possible, has a capable MC and a not-really-scumbag ML, then this story is for you.
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for real, unlike how many other wife chasing crematorium stories always make us hate the ML first and then whitewash him halfway through the story in the most illogical way possible, this one gives us a lot of foreshadowing and makes us realise that things aren't that black and white.

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Edit: Read the last 5 chapters and here I am again. I'm happy to say that the ending didn't disappoint me and I've as much in love with this story after completing it as I had been when I had started it. 100% reccommended. <<less
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ylial
ylial rated it
September 22, 2022
Status: Completed
Great novel and the ML redeemed himself well, but there are minor flaws which are negligible for me: ... more>>
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The ML said that he acted unruly in the first moments of 2nd lifetime, bcoz he felt he didn't do anything wrong. Yet how come he also said, after he finished the first life with MC, that he felt hatred for himself and regret?

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Characters and gist of story:

ML is very selfish at first. Not respecting MC's thoughts and forcing what only he wanted.
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Also, The first thing he did in their second lifetime was to assault physically the MC instead to ask forgiveness. The ML should had apologized first since he knew he was wrong and it was supported by the scene when the ML got out of the world, he learned that MC was not actor and his guess was wrong.

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Our ML is a world hopper actor. No harm will happen to him when he doesn't do the mission, only his points will be deducted. But this mission is important to him since this is a group efforts and has a responsibility. In their first life, He is very cruel to our MC due to his selfishness and greediness. He thought that MC was an actor too and immune to pain so his priority is his role more than MC. If you truly love a person, seeing him hurt wont be really in ur thougts. ML had a choice and he made one. Serves him right. Fortunately he has a character growth.

The MC, I like his personality the most. He isn't just a brain dead protagonist. He learns from mistake. His personality is very realistic

Overall this is good. The writing, the plot, and mostly the character development <<less
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puririnpa
puririnpa rated it
September 9, 2022
Status: Completed
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Just a little spoiler;

It's actually a transmigration world. There are actors who played protagonist of the book and there are also countless book worlds that need to be cleared so they could be independent worlds and free from the main plot. FZY's world is one of the countless, just more advanced in plot and foundation although it's more backwards.

Anyway, XK is one of the actor, he went in to FZY's world on a mission and also to be promoted to higher position. The requirement for him to be promoted is scoring no less than 90, more than normally which is 60. But that's no problem since it's XK, a top 3 actor.

But when XK came to the FZY's world, he's in the middle of rescuing FZY (but it should be the heroine!!!). But XK shrug it off. Why? Cause there's supposed to be another actor whose mission is to distrupt the plot and XK's mission while maintaining the balance of the world.

Then the story began and XK ended up killing FZY with his own hand (bow & arrow). He thought it was okay since hey they would met up again when he's done with this world cause both of them are actor and he could coax FZY with giving his promotion to FZY. Wrong. Terribly wrong. FZY was just another data a.k.a person from that world.

XK panicked and boom restarting the world again. Meanwhile FZY was chilling in the main god's space all this time after being killed suddenly sucked back to his world.

I won't say much anymore, but I just want to say it's kinda hilarious to see FZY and the world consciousness interaction. It's all because the main god calling FZY as world consciousness's child cause it gave FZY some of his power before....

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RaymondTale
RaymondTale rated it
September 15, 2022
Status: Completed
One of my favorite novels; read it a while ago and still remember how much I enjoyed it. The author is certainly bold. There are lots of things mixed into it, apart from the standard rebirth/crematorium stuff. Actually, what I remember best now is not even the relationship between the MC and the ML. It feels like they didn't take that much space in the story anyway, which was the author's intention: she said she wanted to write about the MC building a better life for himself relying on his... more>> own strength. What I recall when I think about this story is how cool and strong the MC was, and how kind and smart he was, and his relationship with his mother, with his family and with the child he saved. And what a fulfilling life he lived in the end. He was someone who really used the second chance given to him to the fullest.

The ML was very pitiful. So much that I wince a bit when thinking of him. But I guess the question the MC asks us valid: if one hurt you by mistake, doesn't it count? Besides, I don't feel the MC was deliberately cruel to him... if the feelings are gone, they are gone. At least there was light in the end of the tunnel.

A good story if you want to read about a strong shou who isn't weak, pitiful and abused endlessly. <<less
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Wynnfield
Wynnfield rated it
November 14, 2022
Status: c95
It seems that a lot of things that should be taken at face value if you really want to enjoy the story. I enjoyed reading the overarching plot to a certain extent, but I couldn't find myself to enjoy the character interactions between the male leads.

The story immediately established from the start that in the past live, MC was lost in love over the ML, and the ML is obssessed with MC in the current timeline. The story is rather straightforward with a few plot twists that I didn't expect... more>> (Mainly ML's redemption arc), but till chapter 90+ I couldn't see any chemistry between them. I guess it's because they fell in love at first sight, there wasn't much narration nor plot content to go about with developing their relationship, so for a wife chasing novel, the romance aspect was kind of lacking. The story was mainly about the MC trying to save those he cared about while face-slapping his ML.

I like that the MC stayed firm in his decision, and I like that the ML too, was trying his best to redeem himself and changed to respect the MC's decisions.

The romantic aspect of the story was really pushed by the ML thanks to the whole wife-chasing plot device, and it was fresh to see a MC that was adamant about not forgiving him.

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After reading till chapter 90+ the MC really felt like a Mary-sue. He is the most beautiful person in the novel, his brother princes are jealous of his talents, one drop of his blood can cure illnesses. I'm really impressed with how the author didn't make him seem op with how low-key he was acting, but at the same time managing to make it seem like no one deserves to be with him

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The characters are a fresh sorts for me, although their dynamics is not what I'd support. For a title with Buddha in its name, I'd say the MC is somewhat of a hypocrite. MC left behind his love in the 1st life, but that doesn't mean he became apathetic. He was left with hatred and with that, the ML was the one suffering in the 2nd cycle. He knew how much his actions hurt the ML, and it was all intended. Meanwhile the ML was on a whole misunderstanding about the world, but his abuse was unintentional. To be fair, the MC was mainly acting on self defence against the guy who killed him, but you also have to remember that ML took for granted MC's love and that they've already done things a couple would've done previously, and with how ML misunderstood a lot of things, it's no wonder ML was more brash and delusional when he returned. I think it's really established later on that ML is very naive. The start of the novel just really makes you want to punch him.

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Honestly, I wasn't a fan of this entire abuse cycle. Two wrongs doesn't make one right. Mutual abuse was real in this one, but the translator did a good job and I did enjoy the starting of it, so, 3.5/5. <<less
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AkaneApples
AkaneApples rated it
November 1, 2022
Status: Completed
One of the best in the wife chasing crematorium genres and one of the only cases where an initially domineering & fairly scumbag ML truly learns from his mistakes & has to painfully grow beyond "I'll treat you better and express my love for you more this time." In this niche genre, there's often an all too easy forgiveness for the ML, where the MC who swore up and down not to take back a scumbag quickly softens just bc some hidden tragic truth gets revealed, or he gets moved... more>> by all the romantic things ML is doing for him in this life, including moderately getting hurt for him up to finally risking his life in some emotional finale. They get together soon after all the misunderstandings in the first life are resolved and everyone just lives happily ever after, rewriting all their bad history from before.

This novel takes a look at all of that and spits back "But you still hurt me to death the first time." Just because they are reborn doesn't take away the weight of MC's death in the first life, and the weight of the ML's or other's betrayal. The broken trust and bonds are still broken, and they can never go back to the way they were before, even if all the logic and reasons behind their actions are justifiable. Hurt is still hurt, and some hurts can't be made up for with just words, can't be covered up with kindness and smothered with sweetness to be forgotten like just a bad dream. Each bit of pain has to be paid back before the scales are even again, and even then, the relationship is starting back from -1, bc that previous hurt will always exist. Second chances are beyond expensive, and may just cost you more than everything, even more than you'd ever thought you had, and you're still not guaranteed to get back what you lost the first time.

It's a heavier novel than what some readers may be looking for, but it's a standout pick in this particular genre. Definitely recommended for those looking for that particular kind of heart-wrenching redemption arc material. <<less
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Lychee890
Lychee890
November 27, 2022
Status: Completed
A wonderful story. While it was a romance story, to me it was more so a story about FZY’s (the MC) and later XK’s (the ML) individual healing processes, as well as the healing of their relationship.

Personally, I also liked the progression of the novel. There were multiple time skips but I don’t feel as though they skipped over anything vital to the plot or that I would’ve been interested in because I wasn’t looking for a very world-building, political story when I started reading this.

I felt their relationship had... more>> a very natural progression (especially considering the various time skips) and developed from being toxic af to something calm and lovely that I could honestly see them both being happy with for a very long time. This progress also reflects their own growth:
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FZY’s growth from being super self-sacrificial and over-accommodating to the point of being taken advantage of; to being apathetic to the world (and likely depressed) and holding negative feelings (fear, anger, etc.) to XK; to finding purpose in life, and no longer being effected by XK/acceptance of his actions; to positive emotions towards XK (gratitude) ; and finally a healthy love with XK. XK’s growth from being the typical toxic Chinese ML that’s obsessed with the MC, wants to lock them up, and forces themselves on to the MC; to realizing just how selfish his “love” was and giving the MC autonomy and respect while still trying to help them behind the scenes; to losing his memory and having a purer relationship that is free of expectations (I actually loved this memory-loss thing because it showed that XK treated FZY so well even without reason— like he didn’t remember his past and feel like this is the only way to get FZY to love him, etc. XK just genuinely felt that FZY being by his side and happy was enough. He didn’t need FZY to like/love him or any physical relationship. XK was happy to love FZY without any expectation of a return in feeling, which I felt really hammered in his character growth.) ; to regaining his memory, dealing with his guilt and insecurities

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Grenskee
Grenskee rated it
November 26, 2022
Status: Completed
I honestly didn't expect to like this book so much. The plot is very slow burn and the ML isn't part of it most of the time, but his influence is.

The author has really portrayed the process of overcoming trauma in such a good way. I cried so much reading this. The relationship was not forced at all.

The story might not be for everyone but I find it very well written with a consistent plot and fleshed out characters. The translation is really well done too.

I honestly recommend if you're... more>> into deeper stories that are more than just a reprieve from boredom ❤️ <<less
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sdl123
sdl123 rated it
November 22, 2022
Status: Completed
I love how they didn't get together immediately, especially when MC didn't waver from his objective in his current life, no matter the reason and how the ML felt now. MC understood ML's actions and accepted his reasons, but the consequences of ML's actions in the past life still made him suffer. The pain was real and it was hard to forget, hard to move on from this. MC was like this and he never became soft to go and forgive the ML.

I seriously loved MC's character because of this,... more>> since in comparison to the other novels with similar plots like this, the MCs there would still have some lingering feelings and when it's time to forgive, I often felt unsatisfied. Like, he made you suffer so much and when he began to give you the love and care that you want, you are then slowly beginning to love him back again and forgive him? Just like that?

Of course, it's not like I hated the ML in this novel, because the more chapters I read, even I began to soften for the ML and was rooting for them to get together after more than half of the chapters. So, it was great to see that they finally ended up together again in the last few chapters of this novel.

Not only that, the world background was also pretty great and it explained well what it needed to convey for this novel. The progress of the main leads' romance and their inner thoughts and dilemma was also realistic.

Overall, this novel was really great that I couldnt help but give it 5 stars!!! I'd highly recommend it if you're still thinking if this is a good novel to read or not. <<less
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Fisukisuki
Fisukisuki rated it
November 22, 2022
Status: Completed
A Definitely Angsty story between MC and ML. This novel is not about Love Story or the pain of it. But it was Feeling of it was Major emotions that mixed with many important scenes.

If expect an MC who will reminisce the past memories and feeling all sad... It's not it. ML though.... *sighed*

It's story of Miscalculation and Misunderstanding.

The Angst though only about the relationship between MC and ML. While the other plot was Non-Angst.

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SO VERY REFRESHING WITH NO EVIL LORD GOD OR EVIL WORLD CONSCIOUS!!!

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It's pure Miscalculation of Everyone. Things get out of control. A really Fresh Plot!

The author did Great job with how they could achive the HE they deserve to have! I Loved it! <<less
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nitan
nitan rated it
November 21, 2022
Status: Completed
This novel put me through the RINGER. I couldn't stand the ML at first, literally hated him. Called him a scum man at every turn.. He was pathetic in a derogatory way. The last opinion (he's pathetic) hasn't really changed even at the end of the book but it's no longer derogatory. It's part of his core-base personality and I couldn't judge the MC for liking that in a man. He is pathetic and that's literally all of his problems. This.. I wouldn't describe it as a happy story. This... more>> is DOG BLOOD wife chasing crematorium. Across samsaras. They will go through lifetimes until they get together. Don't even expect them to be together in the first 80 chapters of the reboot world. Anyways, I enjoyed it thoroughly but I didn't expect such a whirl wind of a love story when I picked it up.

The title was misleading, I thought it was a cute simple love story but no. The emotional built up was so good, and it definitely delivered just in a way I didn't expect. In alot of these wife chasing novels it's always a question of how they can reconcile their hurt -- in this one, I admit I thought I wouldn't be happy unless it's a BE for the ML at the beginning. But by the end of it I was ok. Like, for the sake of MC, I eventually gave up my grudge because I was just so tired. The MC is like my baby at this point, I just want him to be happy and if he likes this nerd then let him have it. It's his problem now, anyways.

There are moments in the stories where I thought for sure nothing the ML say or did will ever absolve him for all his s*upidity. Surprise surprise, the author really cooked up a great reason and overturned my assumption. I grudgingly accept it -- but I'm still not reconciled. Until later on, when I saw the MC feeling weary and tired, I eventually got the idea that what goes around comes around, anyways it's up to the reader to decide what they feel.

But yeah! It's an amazing story for what it does in 100 chapters?? Take note that it's one hell of a ride though! Be prepared!! <<less
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Smtha
Smtha rated it
November 17, 2022
Status: Completed
Really a good read. The drama and heartbreaking trails both MC and ML gone through really well written. This is not mindless crematorium, the redemption and the healing phase MC gone through really quite realistic. And it’s took a few life time to heal and to love again. Its a really nice read, and the translation is great. Thank you
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Kvan
Kvan rated it
November 11, 2022
Status: c94
I must say that this one is not for those who seek for action. The pace is slow, there is no roller coaster in emotions, and all stereotypes are present and show down.

It begins like a typical rebirth novel, but nothing goes the way it goes. It's really like in the title. It's about humans, love, forgiveness, freedom. I'm hooked.

It's about humans, love, forgiveness, freedom

... more>> Chap 94 is beyond my hopes. The cliffhanger is killing me. (Ok, it's not like a thrilling one. It's just... breaking my heart).

Thanks to the translator who does a good job and publishes at a fast pace. <<less
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earlgreyt
earlgreyt rated it
November 18, 2022
Status: Completed
It's one of those "wife-chasing crematoriums" where essentially in a previous life the ML is complete scum to the MC and the MC runs away only for the ML to realize his errors and does everything to get the MC back.

I typically get a bit annoyed at the genre because usually the original mistake or issues are not handled very well (I would normally get frustrated and want the MC to just cut their losses and move on 100%) but this is one of the better ones in the genre.

The... more>> author truly takes their time for the ML to grovel and also for the MC to really come to himself and find a life and purpose beyond the ML/outside of the original love. Which is very rewarding to read.

In the end

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it takes multiple lifetimes for the ML to get forgiveness from the MC which kind of makes sense especially if the MC was someone that disappointed in the ML

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Overall story was really engaging, there was plot and progression outside of the romance, and the translation was fantastic. <<less
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AriaSoul16
AriaSoul16 rated it
October 31, 2022
Status: Completed
If this is a physical novel, it is a total page-turner. So many twists and turns that you can't help but want to continue until the end.

It is a bit slow on the romance side but it is understandable considering what the MC went through. I kept thinking as I read how the MC and ML will get together and I was no disappointed.
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They were given the chance to fall in love all over again. I like how the author portrayed love as something that do not fade with time but grows stronger.

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I also like how the author wrote it cyclically. The novel ended where it began.
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Birguslatro
Birguslatro rated it
November 2, 2022
Status: Completed
Three stars for the translator's efforts. The author made some very good points about reciprocating love, and I agree with much of what she was trying to convey, however, it was done clumsily and she failed in writing an engaging story. This might be a matter of personal preference, but I found the read to be very lackluster. It's difficult for me to like unmotivated MCs and this one is one of the worst I've encountered. Having a laid-back MC is one thing and it's quite another to have one that seemingly cares about nothing. If the person involved doesn't care, why should I, an observer, care?

After rebirth, the MC washes his hands of the drama from his past life, content to live the life of a salted fish, doing the bare minimum to keep his friends and family from a bad end while dodging the ML. Fine, but does this result in a good story? I can tell you definitively, no. (Your mileage may vary.) I found myself skimming large sections because it was so dull. I was hoping for a turning point where the MC comes out of his post-rebirth stupor, but nope. He only sorta-kinda does some reactionary patching near the middle after some small-fry disturb his life, and as for his relationship with the ML? I've read more moving stories from one shots. There have been authors that have managed to drive me to tears with less than 5k to work with. I don't know exactly how long this book is, but it seems it wasted its character count and my time.

I came into this wanting to feel something, I dunno, satisfaction from seeing the ML get kicked around, sad from seeing the MC's past scenes of abuse, but the author glossed over the most important parts of the relationship. I don't know how the MC fell in love with ML, other than it was love at first sight, a trope which feels flimsy to me even in other, better works. I don't know why ML is so dead set on the MC either, therefore their interactions felt extremely wooden to me. Because the author skimped on describing how the two interacted before everything went bad in their past life (aside from the scenes right before the MC died, when their relationship is already at its worst point, and a handful of short descriptions) there is no contrast. How can I feel sad/happy for their broken love when I can't get a sense for it in the first place?

I've read Flying Ash, which is another crematorium genre book. The ML in that one is a lot scummier than the one here, and I don't think he deserved his HE, but I got more satisfaction from reading that work than this one. Even though there are some things about that book I was unhappy with, at least the feelings between the leads felt real to me after the author did a thorough job detailing the doomed relationship before the rebirth. Furthermore, the MC had motivations! He had feelings! And he had moments where he was moved by the ML, whether it was in a negative or positive way. The MC in this book? An emotionless clod. Can you write a compelling love story where one party doesn't respond at all? This author tried. Tried. Furthermore, the MC has no aspirations. If you take away his avoidant stance against the ML, he would have nothing left to define himself. Complete indifference, rather than a strength, makes for a weak, uncompelling character. An MC doesn't need to be an invulnerable diamond-hearted statue to illustrate how tough he is. This is the worst way to write a sympathetic MC.

The ending left me baffled:

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The ML (seemingly) gets obliterated when the world plot comes to an end after the rebirth and the MC's reaction was something like

"oh, there goes that guy, I guess. I'm feeling confused, but not like, sad enough for it to ruin my day, you know?"

And then later when the ML turns up with amnesia his reaction can be summed up with:

"oh, this as*hole is still alive, eh? We can date. Maybe."

I mean come on? Am I supposed to feel touched? The participant doesn't care! He literally doesn't care! The ML is entirely dispensable to him! Is this a love story? What did I read?

Even at the end, when they finally got together again, it felt like the MC just went, "whelp, I guess he's suffered enough and I don't hate him so why not, " and not because he was actually in love. There was no process. The entire rekindling of their relationship was only described in broad strokes. It didn't feel earned, therefore it came off as cheap.

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The author's handling of the emotions was ham-handed. I don't know how our two leads fell in love, whether it be the first or second time.

And I was bored enough to get angry so I came here to rant about it. The MC might have been better off becoming a Buddha for real, at least that would have been a logical payoff after the emotionless setup the author spent 99% of the book propping up.
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