FOG

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Yu Sui and Shi Luo met each other when they were much younger. One was a pro-gamer, a widely-renowned, best of the best, in-game medic. The other was an e-sports newcomer who was just starting out. The two originally played for the same team, during which their relationship became increasingly deep.

But things did not go as expected. Yu Sui went to Europe and Shi Luo changed his in-game job to become a striker. The two belonged to different teams and different divisions, with oceans between them, each doing wonderfully …

They had become two tigers on separate mountains. The last thing anyone expected was for Yu Sui to return to the domestic league two years later. There was no way to avoid it and the two met once again.

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FOG[e-sports]
FOG[电竞]
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03/04/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c136
03/03/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c135
03/02/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c134
03/01/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c133
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02/22/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c131
02/17/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c130
02/16/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c129
02/15/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c128
02/10/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c127
02/09/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c126
02/08/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c125
02/03/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c124
02/02/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c123
01/20/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c122
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Melod
New Melod rated it
October 3, 2021
Status: c137
My favorite e-sport novel. A lot of fluff and even if you dont play e-sport you can easily understand
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karwasama
karwasama rated it
August 30, 2020
Status: c62
For a novel that somehow manages to encompass every single plot point/character development trend I don't normally enjoy (in a personal preference sort of way), it was pretty fun to read.

Let me explain.

First of all, the MC is a little angsty chunibyo, but he's my little angsty chunibyo. He's manipulative and bratty but also endearing and pitiful, especially when his backstory is revealed. There are sensible reasons for why he acts the way he does, and even though I was sometimes frustrated by his actions, there was never a situation... more>> where I disliked him or where I couldn't understand why he lashed out the way he did. In regards to his characterization, I think the author did an amazing job of keeping him consistent and using what happened to him in the past to shape his personality in the present.
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He's had a pretty tough life. His mother dumped him on his neglectful father with an empty promise of taking him back later, and his father saw him as nothing but a tool to wheedle a little more money from the MC's grandfather. His grandfather didn't care for him, and his cousin's family, who treated him the "kindest" out of all his relatives, only did so with the intent of removing him from the inheritance power struggle altogether. All this accumulates to a sh*t ton of abandonment issues, which is worsened by the fact that the ML does the exact same thing to the MC despite knowing what the MC went through (even if he had valid reasons for why he did so).

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So when the MC constantly tests the affections the ML has for him, when he constantly teeters between anger and nostalgia from the past, I can sympathize. He's not my preferred type of MC, because I'm not a fan of impulsive, wear-your-heart-on-your-sleeve (to the ML at least) kind of MC's, but I still somehow ended up liking him.

The ML.... is hard to describe. I think the author did too good of a job making me hate him him for like the first twenty chapters (when we didn't know what happened on his end and only saw the whole betrayal from the MC's POV) because even though his actions were 100% reasonable and even done for the good of the MC, I sometimes find it hard to like him. In my head I know he's a good person but my heart just says "bad!! stinky!!" every time I see his name... It's probably also my personal bias against the type of ML he is, which is a more mature, teacher/mentor-like "Holy Father". He's just so... nice and willing to suffer in silence that I wanted to shake him. The other characters in the novel call him a slag-man and honestly, that kind of sums it up perfectly. He irritates me, but at the same time I melt when he does something romantic or says something sweet.

To be honest, I really don't vibe with how he knows full well the MC is scheming to get his attention but lets him do it anyway. It just sort of feels like he's treating the MC as a child, and to be fair, the MC is kind of a child (19 years old, but it's pretty easy to forget) but it's just not the type of relationship I typically enjoy. In the end it just boils down to personal preference - I don't like it when the ML can tease the MC so mercilessly and the MC is too emotionally constipated/smitten to do anything back. Even if the MC digs his own pits. I'm really sensitive to secondhand embarrassment, and this novel made me suffer.

But I guess I'm also a bit of a M because I keep coming back for more.

The first thirty/forty chapters of this novel is just heavy angst, like literal knives, but eventually it gets a bit more lighthearted and funny. This is pretty unique for an e-sports novel, and I think the author did really well in showing the potential dark aspects of professional gaming. Additionally, while FOG is, of course, a key component of the novel, there's a good balance between gaming and story/romance. We get a good look at characters beside the main couple and watch their development as well.

As expected from Chrysanthemum Garden, the translation quality is excellent. The translator is doing a fantastic job, and I would like to thank them for all their effort and hard work.

Overall, I would say that FOG is a pretty decent read, and I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed it, especially considering how much it clashed with my personal preferences. It's angsty, well-written, and entertaining to boot. A 4.0/5.0 stars for me. <<less
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Lindsy
Lindsy rated it
May 26, 2020
Status: c24
This deserves more 5 stars!! My Favorite ongoing gaming novel right now. Lots of flash backs so far, but the good kind, and the build up of their relationship is great. MC and ML have a lot of backstory, and I can't wait to find out what actually happened. ML treated MC soooo good in the past, and was probably the first person to treat him so well. I really like the MC too, he's super smart and self aware of himself and everyone around him, being able to see... more>> right through everyone. I thought that MC hated the ML, but all he wants is actually to be on the same team again T.T

Spoiler

There's a scene where they're at a welcome back party for the ML, & MC brings out 10 glasses full of high % alcohol except one glass, and makes a bet with the ML, forcing him to pick one and drink it. (ML has a medical condition where he can't drink anymore). The bet being that if he picks out the one cup that's fill with tea, MC will sign with ML's team for free. ML ends up drinking the cup with the tea, and then leaves. But he's suspicious, so comes back and tries all the cups, and it turns out that all of the cups were tea so, ML had a 100% chance to "win".

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YoriMei
YoriMei rated it
September 22, 2020
Status: c136
This was a lot more emotionally charged than I expected it to be, but it's a breathe of fresh air when compared to the amount of fluffier, lighthearted Esports novels out there. In fact, the beginning was so full of knives I kept stalling, every few sentences had me browsing twitter for a few minutes or wander off to get a drink of water to relieve some of the tension I felt.

MC and ML are quite dimensional and feel very humane, especially MC. To be honest, I didn't really like... more>> him, but even so I wanted to support him wholeheartedly and slowly he became my favorite out of the whole story. He's quite a lot though; very emotional and quick to anger or fluster, he's manipulative at times and not always the best, in fact he's quite "problematic". However he's a good person deep down, he's had a very rough past and serious abandonment issues + the ML is a willing participant to everything make it a whole lot more forgiving, or at least a bit more palatable. That said, he's quick to fluster so your tolerance for second hand embarrassment might be tested here and sometimes I stare into the sky wishing he had more composure or at least could be a bit firmer towards the ML when angry. It's also nice that ML is realistic, he's not some secret rich man with a powerful family. He's one of the top players and popular for sure but it's not like the industry just bows to his whims and even popularity can only go so far.

It's a very good story and it's quite refreshing to read something that is eSports and it's not just sugar or success all the way down to the end. Since it's a lot more emotional than the summary suggests, it can absolutely take you off guard at the start so be aware as you start reading. <<less
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omgquiznak
omgquiznak rated it
January 13, 2021
Status: Completed
I'm feeling kinda empty after finishing this right now so I don't have much to say. It's good. Romance is good, gameplay is good, everything is good.

There's a lot of angst in the beginning, and the flashbacks made me really confused reading this at first (the flashbacks aren't bad, it's also not badly written, I just simply suck and dislike reading flashbacks, no matter how important they are), but it turned out to be really good after the minor-ish misunderstanding between the readers and the ML is resolved.

The ML is... more>> gentle as af, makes me want to take him out of the book and sleep with him, even if he isn't my sexual orientation, the MC is a tsundere, but also cares and loves the ML as much as the ML loves him.

This novel is quite different from other e-sports novel, No "my hand is hurt and I have to go to the USA to heal it" ML, no completely non-existent teammates, no "I can easily defeat four other top players in the game without even trying hard" MC and just really different from other BL e-sports novels in general, and it was really fresh for me.

Definitely recommend it, sorry for the bad review and terrible English. Have a nice day. <<less
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ria.green
ria.green
July 8, 2020
Status: c116
Grumpy stray cat MC + gentle scum man ML. You're going to hate the ML in the first 15 chapters or so, when it's from the MC's POV and hella angsty. Seriously, I felt so suffocated reading about the MC's experiences. HOWEVER - I promise you that he's not really a scum man. In later chapters, MC is super cute and coquettish (while still maintaining his cold wolf cub demeanor in front of everyone else), and ML is doting and so smooth.
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jianguooo
jianguooo rated it
November 26, 2020
Status: c98
The characters make sense in this one... like there's a very clear cause and result between their actions and they're easy to understand. There are no moments where they're out of character or do something weird, and if there are it is explained in a way that adds to their complexity instead of breaking it apart.
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RoseAmethyst remembrance
RoseAmethyst remembrance rated it
November 4, 2020
Status: c88
This is one of the most emotional e-sport novel I've read. Unlike other e-sport novels like Waiting for You Online and Guide on How to Fail in Online Dating, there's very little gaming scenes. This novel focus more on the behind-the-scenes in the sports industry and the real life struggles of the MC, his teammates, and even their competitors. Each character is so full of life and you can feel the pain and joy of each of them as they share their stories with their teammates and the depressing reality... more>> behind the glory of being a professional gamer. There's a lot of political bs and dirty secrets within the professional sport industry. It's said how this bs tore apart the MC, ML, and their team.

All the angst in the beginning of the novels makes the fluff between the MC and ML even cuter. The ML is mean to his other teammates (particularly towards Chen Huo😂) but treats the MC so gently (very similar to San Lang from HOB). All the pain the MC went through alone is the reason why the ML becomes particularly indulgent towards the MC (just like LWJ in MDZS).

Besides the CP development, the MC's comical interactions with his teammates and player from other teams is another highlight of the story. You truly feel the sense of kinsmanship and community within the team and the other teams. There are so many likable characters in this story. Even with the MC's bratty attitude, you can't help but respect him for the mature moments he displayed and his resilience towards cyber bullying.

This scene in chapter 84 is one of the most heartwarming moments as the MC listens to each of his teammates express their genuine thoughts about the MC. 🥺🥺🥺

Spoiler

Snippet from Ch 84

Chen Huo said wearily, "If that brat Shi Luo suddenly breaks his hand tomorrow, I would rather him play with one arm than let a substitute stand in for him."

Shi Luo outside the door was startled.

"We'll carry him if we have to... " Puppy slowly said. "He's been targeted by the sprayers for so long because he doesn't have any World Championship experience... If he hadn't been tossed about because of all the sh*t that went down two years ago, he should have f*cking made it to the World Championships already. Sigh, we really shouldn't dwell on this... "

Yu Sui said indifferently, "On Shi Luo's behalf, I would like to thank you for all the poisoned milk. Now, his hand will never be broken in this life."

Old Qiao smiled, "Then, we're going to have to work extra hard. This year, we must rush to the World Championship to get Evil there."

Shi Luo was leaning outside the door. A moment later, he lowered his head and smiled.

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Zhi Yin
Zhi Yin rated it
May 21, 2021
Status: --
Honestly, one of the most fluffiest reads ever!!!! The chemistry and interactions between the MC and ML are super cute and exceedingly gentle... it simply mets your heart! Even though the author has been Conservative enough to refrain from including explicit Smut, has undoubtedly proven to be a superb talent in being able to ruffle the reader to the core! I was blushing and half stifling while reading through this!!!! Just beautiful.... truly truly beautiful!!! Most definitely worth it!
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Reyleisha
Reyleisha rated it
July 14, 2021
Status: c136
Rating: 4/5- Excellent angsty start with a sort of muddled reconciliation and a misguided revenge plot. Overall, still an enjoyable read.

Romance wise I think FOG is really satisfying. There’s a lot of great fluff and chemistry and the MC and ML are great together. A relatively healthy relationship. I thoroughly enjoyed the angsty beginning but I felt the reconciliation fell a bit short. It didn’t have that necessary confrontation and flow of feelings. It sort of just ended in a tear storm. I just wanted more from both people reuniting... more>> after 2 years and after so many misunderstandings. Knowing that the MC has a history of betrayal from relationships, forgiving the ML so easily and then crying on behalf of the ML felt a bit unrealistic and unnatural.

Also the MCs weird family story kind of got lost somewhere in the story.

I also couldn’t help but feel like the whole revenge plot on the EU team, although they were annoying AF, didn’t seem fitting. The person who messed everything was Ji Yanhan but his revenge was mild and instead all the anger was directed towards a commercial team that benefitted from Ji Yanhan’s decision. I couldn’t help but feel like the real culprit was overlooked. Unless perhaps I’m overlooking a crucial plot point and Ji Yanhan was a victim (didn’t come across that way though).

Overall I still enjoyed reading this as a romance novel. As an e-sports novel, however, it falls quite short. It takes a lot to grab my attention in e-sports novels and this one caught me because of the great pacing and intriguing past between the characters. The actual gameplay and tournament though was not very existent and rushed though. This may have been the author’s intention though.

I can’t help but subconsciously recall GLS whenever I read esports novels, so it’s hard to not compare.

Still a good read overall! <<less
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Rilakkumabear09
Rilakkumabear09 rated it
April 14, 2020
Status: c8
I really enjoy it!! Although there is some angst at the beginning and the gong obviously needs to work on winning back the shou, I have high hopes for this novel.
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Magz84
Magz84 rated it
May 12, 2021
Status: Completed
It was little slow to start off with. If im honest I skipped and skimmed through a few paragraphs on several occasions.

It supposed to be gaming novel but it lacks that excitement for me. Instead of talking about the actions in game it focuses more on situation of the teams... It skipped through a lot of the matches. I found that disappointing...

I like the characters. The main couple is sweet. The shou is a tsundere and a crybaby in private (at times). He supposed to be tough but somwhow I... more>> found him lacking in that aspect. His partner seems cold but is actually loving and dedicated. I do like them both.

The extras didn't really feel like extras and the end seemed rushed. I wouldn't recommend it but I also wouldn't dissuade anyone from reading. <<less
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NishiKiezara
NishiKiezara rated it
April 13, 2021
Status: Completed
I already finished this a long time ago but I cannot believe I didn't write a review when I love this so much, so here it goes.

!!!!!!!HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!

Since I play online games and stuff, it's easy for me to visualize the whole gameplay scenes but the translator does explain some stuff in order for readers whose not into PC games to understand.

One thing I love about this is the relationship progress and the characters and surprisingly, this is probably the 3rd Male Lead that got me screaming inside!!!

Because!! He!!!! Is!!! So!!! Fcking!!! Awesome!!!!! As!!!! A!!! Lover!!!

But before I gotten into the FAN GIRL OF MR. MALE LEAD, I was part of the fractions who was *ehem*
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WANTED TO SLAP HIS FACE and GRAB HIS HAIR TO KICK HIM

(lmao the autho-- the author had us in the first half ngl)

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What to expect from this novel:

    • Angty start
    • Some misunderstandings
    • Second-hand embarrassment
    • the feeling that you want to punch someone in the face
    • more angsty flashback
    • Definitely don't want to forgive someone until you read his POV
    • Cool but tsundere MC (I love my baby, he didn't deserve such family and shit, I will kill them)
    • Spoiler

      THE MOMENT YOU READ HIS POV YOUR'E GONNA HOLD HIS HAND AND ASK FOR FORGIVENESS CAUSE YOU MISUNDERSTOOD HIM

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Okay now let's ignore the Angst, and proceed to ROMANCE

  • I swear that this is SO FCKIN CUTE AND FLUFFY when it finally started to happen
  • 1000/10 ML knows how to treat a lover right
  • The way ML is to MC is mature and Doting, you can feel it in the plot
  • MC is so possessive of his lover in a cute way but I can also say
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    ML has been somewhat lowkey possessive, not obviously but ever since he found MC and gotten close to him and even after the years after they separated, ML still longed for him and even with the sad 40+ KILLS DURING THEIR SEPARATE TEAM, He might have momentarily lost his soul at that moment but he did realized after and never forget (specially MC)

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  • The ending was so romantic and I want what they have
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secondthots
secondthots rated it
March 11, 2021
Status: Completed
I remember when I first settled down to camp for this novel & I was so giddy when I found out that it was finally completed. It took me a day to fully digest it & I am squealing with glee! It’s so cute, the interactions between the main CP are intoxicatingly sweet, & I actually love how spunky & snarky our little shou is. It’s different from the usual cinnamon roll type characters we see. Shou is a real cutie but I adore his arrogant little tyrant persona. As... more>> opposed to other esports novels, the gameplay in this one wasn’t too in-depth. Not saying that it’s a bad thing, but there’s just more room & focus for the actual romance rather than a full-blown depiction of each match. I quite like it! I was in it for the romance anyways lol <<less
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Ninjagal
Ninjagal rated it
December 3, 2020
Status: c101
Rainbow turtle TL - 100% quality

GAMING BL danmei with both being pro -😘

It's super good. I just can't with this two. They're so good together omg and the sweet fluff... Pls keep slapping me with dog food

I can't get enough of this CP. AWSL
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Mi Tang
Mi Tang rated it
August 11, 2020
Status: c54
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I'm really happy with how things are unfolding, so far the story never fails to get me interested, and the flow of the story is relatively good, MC and ML still have to get used to being in the same team (because of the things that happened in the past) but their future relationship is looking promising :) and I have a feeling we'll get more sweet interactions between the two of them soon~

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thebadgirl05
thebadgirl05
September 20, 2021
Status: --
I don't want a boyfriend if he's not going to be as good and caring as slag man Yu. Bah, he's too much for my heart to take!

Anyways, I definitely recommend this novel! It's worth its high ratings and even more. Of all the esports novels I've read so far, it ranks the highest.

Man, the heartaches, sadness, joy, laughter and excitement that this novel brought me is beyond me.

By the end of novel, my heart was already dripping with honey.
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monnn
monnn
September 17, 2021
Status: --
This was my first time reading an e-sports novel, and it is sooo gooooddd to the point where I find it hard to imagine that there would be another novel that can top this one. I love it so much! It's also my first time writing a review but I had to because I just finished it and really need to let out my feelings.

I don't really like angsty stories, so normally if a story is said to contain angst, I'd avoid it. For some reason though I kept reading... more>> and after the first 30 chapters or so, this novel became so full of fluff that I could almost forget how much it hurt in the beginning. And when I said 'so full of fluff', I mean it in the best way possible. It's not the overly sweet tooth-rotting fluff but it's definitely enough to make your heart flutter often.

I love the character dynamics, and they're written nicely so that you can understand why the characters act the way they do, and you can see their development well. I'll admit, at first I didn't like the ML, I didn't like what he did to the MC but after finding out the reason behind his actions, I understood. The ML is actually super sweet. He's smart, caring, warm, and a little sly as well. If a 'perfect' boyfriend exists, someone like the ML wouldn't be far from it at all. The MC is just plain adorable, his image in my head is literally a grumpy cat that will growl at you while also snuggling against your hand to ask for some love. This being said, I love their relationship dynamics so much and just can't get enough of it.

By the end of the novel I just didn't want it to end at all. I want it to keep going because I just want to keep seeing my babies mature. I'll definitely miss this cast of characters and would probably come back to this novel again from time to time. The novel is! Just! That! Good!! <<less
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infiniteperplexity
infiniteperplexity rated it
September 5, 2021
Status: Completed
I'm not going to attempt to write an objective review, but this novel is. so. gooddddd.

imo it's one of the most well-written and poignant e-sports novels I've read so far (and that's likely not to change). To put this into perspective, I'm not exactly your most apathetic or unfeeling reader, but I certainly don't cry 9 CHAPTERS into a novel. Yup, I started crying just after chapter 8 (if you decide to read this novel, AND YOU SHOULD; you'll understand why TT). I LOVE the bittersweet and angsty dynamic following... more>> the MC and ML's predicaments. It's absolutely tear-jerking and beautiful, and while you might not necessarily break out balling like my ass, I doubt that anyone can read this story without tearing-up. For those wondering though, it is, in any case, a HE so no tears will be shed in vain here! The characters are grounded and realistic; they're fleshed out with regrets and lingering pasts and all the angsty goodness. Getting engaged into this novel is so easy because the story is steadily paced. The gaming portion is similar to that of 'Glory' that it's based on a MOBA structure (I would say it's kind of like a hybrid of Valorant and maybe League..? Those are terrible comparisons, actually, ignore that. It's mostly a type of multiplayer fps game with the added feature parallel to that of a Nexus- the primary objective structure within LoL, look it up for a better explanation cos I'm pressed for vocabulary to expend on this one side note) but has it's own creative charms. Because the game is fictional and based on what the author writes of it, there are some unavoidable conflicts of narrative in the descriptions of gameplay. There is still enough written properly that stimulated my own understanding of it. This again, is my own opinion, but I feel that there is a comfortable medium of gaming and characterization that really sets it apart from many other just as lovable, but more light-hearted gaming novels. I also want to add the fact that that the MC and ML are recognized as being very capable but aren't overtly OP and their games aren't as dramaticized which can be seen as a possible turn-off for anyone who's looking for stuff like 'ICDI' or even 'Glory', tbh. [EDIT: the aforementioned game within this story is also more in-your-face (partially due to the nature of the game itself which is, of course, a kind of fps-type) and the perspective following the gameplay is personal so it does pose a unique take on the action. I find this as another plus with the writing, but those that are unfamiliar and rejecting of the author's approach may find it otherwise! Just a little tidbit though~] So while the hype-factor for their gaming portion of the novel may not be quite as enthusiastic and blood-boiling, it's still comparable and holds its own. Towards the later end of the novel, the sweetish fluff does contrast from the initial ground-work of the novel but it feels deserved and it isn't at all abrupt. I'm so glad I had the opportunity of reading this novel. It left me with a gaping heart for a while but it was totally worth the pain and the happiness at the end made it even harder to part with TT. God, I finished reading this a some time ago (maybe like a good month ago) and just reminiscing about that time to write this review make me sad... I'm gonna go cry in a corner in my bedroom inhaling a handful of m&ms to feel better, dhmu TT <<less
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Queen Cassiopeia
Queen Cassiopeia rated it
August 30, 2021
Status: --
This book is mind-bogglingly good; it was a rollercoaster of emotions.

The translation was superb, and I love how each word just makes you feel all the emotions the characters are also feeling; the angst hurt, the joy elating, the sadness heart-breaking, the romance stimulating, and the suspense so freakingly exciting.

Each chapter was amazing; although the flashback scenes were long, it didn't feel like I was just trying to push and force myself to read through it to get it done with at all, unlike other novels. Well, honestly, I did... more>> want to read through it quick, but that was because it was so angsty that it hurt. The first few chapters felt like the author just wanted to dump you with pain all the way until the end of the characters' flashback of pasts, which took pretty long, by the way (well, it felt agonizingly long). After the rain, though, came the rainbow (literally all the gay from Yu Sui and Shi Luo just came rushing and wasn't stopping).

FOG is the first (serious) e-sports novel I've read, and let me tell you, reading other e-sports books after this just makes it seem so incomparable; the thrill you get from the games just makes you want to scream and rub your arms from the goosebumps. The game mechanics are very understandable, and I actually almost thought FOG really existed in real life — it made me want to play it so bad. The main characters are so OP, and the side characters themselves aren't weak, either. Each team wasn't bland and had their own character; they weren't just there to "fill in;" they were there to add life to the story, actually contribute to the novel's gradual progress, and help with the main characters' development. The antagonists got what they deserved, and the protagonists got back what they lost, which was very satisfying.

As for the romance here, you don't even need to wait and ask for the dog food; Yu Sui and Shi Luo would already shove them into your faces before you even got the time to react. These male gods are too good, I swear. Their relationship didn't feel forced, and even before they were official, you could just feel the tension burning you, making you yell out for who-knows-who. The romance is as good as the e-sports here; everything was well-balanced. Yu Shen and Shi Shen's interactions were sometimes heart-breaking, but most times heart-warming. Both of them were really good to each other, but nothing changed when it came to playing; Yu Sui was fair to Shi Luo even in games (aside from being a milk tank for him and him only) ; he treated him as a teammate, not a lover he needed to always take care of and spoil in duels, which I think is very nice and refreshing. The way Yu Sui indulges Shi Luo makes your heart melt; Shi Luo isn't just on the receiving end here as he also responds and gives the same energy back to Yu Sui — they have a very healthy and harmonious relationship. The dysphoria I felt here was too evident, alright. Their relationship is something most people would want to have and die for ("most people" being myself included — I also want a Yu Sui for myself!) ; they both suffered and fought together through the hard times, making them inseparable and strong as individuals, as teammates, and as partners, at the same time.

The author's writing style is pretty good; although the ending made me feel it wasn't enough (together with the extras — I want more!), all-in-all, it was an excellent book you'd want to flip page-by-page non-stop. <<less
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Staringatastar
Staringatastar rated it
August 17, 2021
Status: Completed
There are aspects of this that remind me a bit of "those years in quest of honor mine" - the initial relationship misunderstandings, the strategy (though in gaming and not politics), and the well fleshed out characters.

I think this novel has a much quicker relationship trajectory - it probably helps that modern settings tend to be more liberal about sexuality.

Otherwise, the story was immensely enjoyable.
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