Faking Straight


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Astra is a gay man. A solid top, a seme, the real deal. Unfortunately for him, he transmigrated into a bg harem novel.

The Journey is a popular web novel based on an intergalactic setting. The whole book is filled with the straight romance between one male lead and his harem of beauties. The male lead of the novel is actually over 30 years old, but after consuming a secret medicine his body regressed back to that of a teenager. This male lead is the perfect mix of shy and mature, passionate and innocent – all at the same time. No other person can unify all those conflicting traits as well as the male lead can.

Needless to say the male lead is exactly Astra’s type.

If only Astra could, then he would.

But the author told Astra: there’s no way for you to un-transmigrate yourself, this is a harem novel, the world setting doesn’t even have gay in its vocabulary, and on top of that you have to remain in character at all times.

And what kind of character is this Astra from the book? Nicknamed Sunny, known for being sweet but kind of dumb, the male lead’s best buddie, a loyal little underling for the mighty male lead. And worst of all – straight as they come.

And so, every time he witnessed the male lead’s domineering aura while wiping out all the bad guys, Astra would pay his due respects and act along with the rest of the crowd: “You’re so awesome!”

But in his head Astra is definitely thinking: damn this slutty little thing, everytime he cooks he’s gotta wear that apron and tie it so tight around that tiny waist.

A waist that’s small enough for Astra to wrap his hands around.

For a gay guy, Astra’s always had pretty good luck with the ladies.

In a bar: Wen watched as the woman with heavy makeup flirted with his best buddy. Wen’s face darkened as the violent storm of emotions in his heart threatened to burst forth. For a moment, Wen wondered if his controlling and possessive instincts are getting a little out of control.

It took a while for Wen to realize that he was actually jealous of that woman.

But Astra, the one who turned him so weird in the first place, is actually an idiot that doesn’t understand anything – how could the idiot Astra know the effect that he has on Wen?

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New Elko rated it
May 22, 2021
Status: c93
The extra made me wonder if the author is secretly a sadist.

The universe of this novel is interesting and had the potential to be explored, which unfortunately does not happen, many explanations are not given and information is ignored. On the other hand, the romance is so sweet that it makes me wonder if I didn't go out with diabetes, the MC and ML are captivating characters, especially the ml, he is super strong but at the same time so sweet. I would also like to have read more of... more>> their teammates and their companionship (what I mean is that I wouldn't mind reading 200 more chapters) I loved the novel too much and got a taste for more.
Finally, I don't speak English so I'm sorry if my review is not readable, but I loved it. (._.) <<less
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JamaisVu13 rated it
December 26, 2020
Status: Completed

[Deleted previous comment + Edited]

It started with a kiss. Period.

MC bent ML. If MC is a perv than ML is more pervy. 😝 They both suit each other. 😌

🧐What you can learn from MC :- how to seduce your man/how to bent your own partner.

🧐What you can learn from ML : first the denial, being jealous, how to be proactive. Be shy when you need it and turn into a s*xy vixen when someone is eyeing your partner.

Good luck, fellow readers.

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Cler rated it
January 10, 2021
Status: Completed
I would say the summary does a pretty good job already, so this is just a list of things I took note of.

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-Our MC has a little kink for ML's waist (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

-ML really likes to eat vinegar & one-sided suffering.

-The brotherhood aspect... don't underestimate it. I found it rather cheesy at times.

-A little dog food every chapter, but the emotional/official romance develops on the slower side.

-About plot holes: They probably exist (?), but I don't notice/care about them much.

-The extras: I wish I hadn't read them. They were saddening to read. Although they do end on a happier note, I still would have rather not read them. Of course, this is not to discourage from reading them, since they do provide more background & conclusion.

-The mtl, if I could summarize it in two words, is "mildly confusing". I understood about 70%, inferred 20%, and in general unable to understand about 10%. If you plan on reading the mtl, there's a simple list of character names in the spoiler below. May contain spoilers, at the very least you'll know about some more names.



List of main/main side characters: Only the ones who are already introduced in the tl will get a small description

Format: tl name - corresponding mtl name (s) - description

Astra - Li ZouXing - MC

Wen - Gu WenCheng, Consultant, [Counselor/Advisor/etc] Cheng - ML

Simon - Xi Nan, Xinan, Sinan - Crybaby

Liam - Ji Yu, Jiyu - Xi Nan's friend, handkerchief guy

Linus - Ling Nian - Technology guy

Svorin, Savorin, Swarin

Wasser, Worther, Worser

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Iradesent rated it
December 24, 2020
Status: v1c2
I'm very excited about this, I'll be honest. I don't think I've ever read anything covered by this translator before, so I keep going back to this page looking for updates.

This ticks all my boxes: top protagonist; powerful protagonist; powerful male lead (power couple in general) ; "raising" the antagonist; etc.

Reminds me a little bit of The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love but, of course, better because of my ticked boxes.

Hoping I'll return to this later on with a less biased and more evidence-based review.... more>> But, for now, this'll do. <<less
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Nikilovelovetae rated it
January 1, 2021
Status: Completed
MC is in a typical harem book I would say, where the protagonist manages to fall in love with 5 or more girls hahahaha The author-kun makes him a golden finger:

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Whatever happens, the protagonists and antagonists feel good will towards him.


Is the role of MC the best friend of the protagonist? As a loyal fan, hahaha MC in his past life, he liked boys so it wasn't your typical plot of two straight boys loving each other out of nowhere.

I'd say even MC sees ML as delicious prey from the moment he sees it. And conquer the ML step by step.


MC is so flirtatious with the protagonist and says / does double-meaning things to him whenever he can. The worst thing is that our ML is dense and sees the MC as a baby.

She literally sees him as a lovable brother no matter what he does. Later ML says sun to MC I die his sun: ") It's so beautiful!


We even have racy moments. And ML is the first to act on these things + //// + ML is so cute and sexy lol.

MC and ML give you dog food all the time hahaha so you envy hahaha

Her group of friends is so cute too


Adorable group: ") They accept them very quickly when they find out about MC and ML's relationship (in their world apparently there are no boy-to-boy relationships)


I really love this!
OMG MC and ML are so sweet! <<less
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Emmy-Reader rated it
December 28, 2020
Status: Completed
  • MC is so playful and easygoing! The person in your friend group that gets everyone up when they're down, and sets a lighthearted and comfortable atmosphere with their funny antics (I love it). The guy who's a good best friend (I agree with the earlier reviewers on MC's amazing seduction skills, he's skilled at that innocent but also hot-blooded youth guise strategy that serves as a brilliant cover-up for his "clueless" flirting movements.
  • 100/10 flirting and interaction scenes between the main couple as their relationship transitions from just bros; to companions; to something that carries underlying inexplicable connotations (wow, that phase was.... my favorite 😍 cuz of the sexiness of it all) ; to finally, that official something called boyfriends status.
  • The Brotherhood is real, a really heartwarming quote that I forgot but it was like "the best thing in the world is to have friends like these". The team is like family that only consists of youthful teenagers that mol*st a certain friend of theirs and only exists to gather black history on each other, haha.
  • I love all the characters and I know you guys would at least love the MC. The ML's attitude towards MC is cute in how he over thinks a bit too much sometimes, and his self-sacrificing attitude (you'll see if you stick around till the end!) is really admirable.
I really enjoyed this novel, as everyone in Taffy's discord server knows (hehe) bc it was like tailored for me, omg I want to read fanfiction about Astra and Wen so much!
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Melange rated it
January 24, 2021
Status: Completed
This is a pretty light read about a capricious and mega gay MC who is forced to be the BFFL, while making ML try to take the initiative. The result is that ML clumsily fumbles along for a long time, because their novel world doesn't have any gay resources for ML to follow. Being gay isn't even a thing in their world.

But never fear, ML is a quick learner and with some hints from MC, he manages to "seduce" the "unwilling" MC.

In terms of overall plot and world building, there... more>> isn't much depth. I wish MC's situation could have been explained, and that there was more closure for the friends who ended being sidekicks A, B, C, and D for the majority of the novel. Maybe some of it was explained in the last extra that I didn't read because I didn't want to pay for it... Oh well.

Anyways, it's a decent read if you're not looking for too much complexity, like strong protagonists, and drama-free romance. <<less
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