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The Great Film Emperor, Ji Mian thinks that Young Master Xiao Jiashu is an arrogant, poison-mouthed, spoilt, rich snob who exploits his strong background to ruin people’s lives on a whim. But when he somehow obtains the ability to read minds, Ji Mian comes to realise that Xiao Jiashu is probably the most adorable person in the world.

This is a story about the rise of the acting-fanatic, Xiao Jiashu, as he silences his haters and wows the world with his magnificence.

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New Roro97 rated it
February 20, 2020
Status: Completed
Look I had to stop near the end, to come Register and write a Review cause it will be a shame to come look and not read this.
I love this book so much!!!
I liked FOD and saw this novel was from the same author. I started this on Friday night (which was a mistake by the way bc I end up not sleeping). I just love the plot and characters. The story about our ML who had accident and end up hearing people thoughts and so begin his... more>> discovery of people real personalities.

The MC is my little turtle, he soooo cute awwwhfhfhffjf. His thoughts remind me a bit of the MC from "i ship my adversaryXMe" except he is more cute than funny and a bit childish hahaah

Taking video of the ML boyfriend's bad acting

but at the same time he so hardworking and always try to improve himself. I just love him.

Our Ml? ML is bae okay??? He reminds a bit of the ML from "dont pick up your boyfriend...). He's calm, respectful, mature and faithful okay? Because let say the truth he did not cheat on his boyfriend or did not start having feelings for our MC (only laughing at his thoughts and start to understand him that's all) while he was in relationship. I felt regret for his ex-boyfriend because he lost such an amazing BF material and I understand too he did not love our ML enough. However at the same time no big regret I don't care I don't care I want my Mains together sksksksdhdh.

It's a light read book, fluffy really FLUFFY and cute. Wish somebody would recommend me something like this again cause I want more I want more >_< >_< <<less
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New Alexa Esme rated it
February 14, 2020
Status: c34

This is one of the best books I’ve ever read n is so perfect. I’ve already MTLed this n I don’t regret it. It’s absolutely amazing n funny n heart warming n romantic n just makes u smile till ur cheeks hurt n squeal to the point ur mom or anyone throws their shoe at u. The MC is the DEFINITION of adorable n I just wish I had him in my pocket so I could treasure him forever. He’s extremely talented, kind, genuinely earth-shatteringly innocent,... more>> simple minded n hard working. His thought process is also endearing n hilarious. N the way he tries to help everyone n forgive n forgets easily is so refreshing to me since I’ve already read so many vengeful face-slapping MCs.

The way acting n everything is described is absolutely perfect n I can easily envision it. On top of that usually in acting novels, the author fails to convince me why the MC is different n what’s so special about them n if they truly deserve the attention n I’ve excessive love they receive. But I never needed any convincing from this novel from the very beginning. Bcuz Jiashu (MC) was so damn hard working to the point I wanted to honestly cry n give him everything. His kindness, dedication to his goals n his thoughts to certain things would make u feel so unworthy to be part of the same species as him if u were to ever stand next to him.


When he took a pic with the famous actors n they were waiting for him to post it but he didn’t cuz those pics were just for him to be kept as precious memories. To him, he strongly believes hard work represents everything.

N the most heart wrenching scene, when in his acting class, he was assigned to play a tramp n while the other students recorded themselves in their given roles (they only played those roles for half a day) n posted it online to get laughs n more attention from fans, he quietly did his assignment as a legit beggar for 3 straight days. Even sleeping on the streets n when others even bullied n threw things at him on the street, he just covered himself with his arms but didn’t stop them cuz he was playing a weak tramp, n he didn’t want to break out of character until the deadline was up. After that when the deadline was up, he changed n called his mom to thank her for giving him a good life, food n house n how he wanted to create a general shelter for these beggars in the area he had been acting in.

N when his manager asked why he wasn’t posting it, after some grueling from her, he finally said that (I cried at this reason) his mom would eventually see the video n he knew she would feel hurt n sad at seeing her son like that n then said that he’d rather face hate n insults (netizens were saying he wasn’t working hard n assumed he didn’t do his assignment cuz he didn’t post anything like the others) than see his mother sad😭😭😭


As for the romance, it’s so AMAZING. The both of them love each other more than the air. They’re perfect for each other to the point I feel like they were originally meant to be one perfect human n were just separated at birth. The ML takes time to fall in love cuz he has a lover but later on he falls so hard to the point that even his fans n crew members notice that if there’s no MC, the ML doesn’t even bother putting up his gentle n kind facade n just becomes colder than the arctic n moodier than a woman in pregnancy.

Overall, it’s a billion star rated story n is just perfect. Its a light hearted read n can just make ur day. I just wish it was translated more often n faster. <<less
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Ashie10 rated it
January 25, 2018
Status: c104
The novel is just to my liking. I think I have become addicted to the work of Fenglu Shuidai. First, Quickly wear the face of the devil and now this jem.

The story is about a rookie actor and his, shall we say, stupidly cute escapades. The other main lead is a seasoned actor who is mature, handsome and all round awesome, with the exeption of his dubious at the start of the novel taste in boyfriends.

Xiao Jiashu first enters the entertainment circle because his mother urges him to do so... more>> but he finds that acting is really his thing. Ji Mian thinks he is at the top of the world: great job, plenty of fans, awesome boyfriend, until one wacky carcrash renders him able to read the minds of people around him. Talk about eyeopener! The annoying rich second generation he thinks is useless turns out to be cavity-enducing sweet and the gentle and sensible boyfriend he adores - riddled with insecurities idiot. Hilarity ensues in all shape and forms and my personal favourite - face-slapping.

I totally hate you Fluffball! I got work to do, you know, and I haven't progressed much because of you! Like absolutely, undeniably, super-duper strongly hate you! <<less
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Arisana rated it
February 3, 2018
Status: Completed
From the Author of Quickly Wear the Face of the Devil comes yet another masterpiece~ 5 shiny stars!

MC is so adorable. ML is so dedicated to his lover. This is just full of fluff~

... more>>

Don't expect too much from the villains tho since this is not a revenge type like FoD. MC easily forgives and don't take grudges. It's the ML who does things for MC and always protecting him. There are face slapping moments but not really the focus of the story. It's a slow romance but both MC and ML were attached to each other in the earlier chapters. And MC was actually straight. LOL

Let's talk about ML's ex-boyfriend. Don't expect too much from this guy. If you're thinking of a green tea bitch, he's not really like that. He has some issues, he's a negative guy. I think his character was the most realistic? I thought he would be the main antagonist but nah... He's an annoying char but not the kind where you'd want to strangle him. He was so weak, man...

I actually expected too much from the villains maybe because of FoD where you just want to kill all of them (aside from the pianist guy - he was autistic okay?). But all of them were so mild--oh except for the last one. The last antagonist is the FoD type hahahaha!

My fave character aside from MC and ML, is MC's brother. Don't hate him. XD

My only regret is not being able to read the 1500 omitted words, darn it! You'll know if you read the raw. So heartbreaking... wuwuwu... <<less
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erikvio rated it
November 14, 2019
Status: Completed
Wish fulfillment at its core, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Story follows Xiao Jiashu, an unfavored descendant of a pharmaceutical empire. The prodigious airhead returns to China to a cold reception from his family outside of his mother, a former award winning actress. She refuses to see him wallow his life away and introduces him to the entertainment industry, and he thrives while acting.

If you've read any of this author's other works, namely FoD, you know that the author isn't too concerned with a grounded narrative. The characters you're supposed... more>> to like are amazing talents/gorgeous/good natured while the ones you don't just suck. Emotional beats tend to be exaggerated and serve solely to highlight how cute/cool/talented/strong against all odds the protagonists are or the opposite for the antagonists.

The gimmick in this novel is that the ML, Ji Mian, was......

attacked by aliens... yeah...

and gained the ability to read minds. Why did this happen? Is there a follow up? Is he bothered by it outside of the impact on his daily interactions? The novel doesn't really care to answer any of that. The story focuses instead on the ML coming to terms with the fact that people's public and private personas can be quite different, especially since he works in the entertainment industry. Furthermore, the story only cares about how he can read the minds of only...4 other characters? The MC and the ML's lover at the start of the novel are the only important ones.

Character work is a bit inconsistent, especially for the MC. A lot of the setup from the beginning of the novel, namely his acerbic outer persona, is basically forgotten about. A large part of it is because we're in his headspace a lot, and the ML is constantly reading his pure, childish, and petulant thoughts, but pretty much everyone starts to view him as this precious goober. It's very fluffy. It's also really strange for me to see these personality traits in a character who's apparently an unfavored step-child business prodigy (who graduated from Wharton UPenn undergrad and grad program in 4 years) and acting prodigy, but that's wish fulfillment for you.

We could have had a very different novel if this premise was written by another author. The mind reading is intriguing, and the ML's boyfriend wasn't horrible by any stretch at first (he seems to get worse and worse just to highlight how amazing XJS is in comparison, but never to the point where you would point at him and deem him worthy of death). I'm not saying it's bad at all, since I read all of it and was entertained. It's just that everything in this novel after about 30 (?) chapters comes off strongly as dramatized fiction.

The relationship is cute. I'm not really obsessed with either of them. The relationship development is slow, but when it happens, it happens all at once. Once they decide to start dating, they sprint towards the finish line. All problems melt away. Marriage is swimming in their thoughts a day later. They have a desire to tattoo each other's names across their heart. Their PDA is on a whole other level

to the point where the professionalism they pride themselves on compared to other actors is basically thrown out the window and they're making out and serving dog food while in the middle of shooting a movie. the cast is supportive, but it annoyed me that they were holding everyone up and got away with it due to their wealth and status and talent. other characters could never.

The whole shebang. It's extreme, like the rest of the novel is.

All in all a heavy handed romance fluff with occasional drama. There's a significant niche for these types of stories, and this is one of the better ones. It's also surprisingly coherent through MTL if you wanted to knock it off your reading list asap. <<less
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Royalsoukoku rated it
March 2, 2018
Status: c137
Gosh, what can I say? It was amazing. The premise was so interesting that I mtl the entire novel and I don't regret it. The romance was so cute and fluffy, their interactions were so freaking beautiful I had smiles on my face throughout. I got really emotional at some points as well because of our MC experience. I'm so glad that there is someone to protect his smile. 10/10 would recommend.
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yitahutu rated it
May 5, 2018
Status: Completed
Simply lovely. One of the first novels which hooked me from start to finish.

The MC is incredibly endearing and has a refreshing personality and perspective. The ML is gentle and not at all rapey. When they do finally get together, both are very, very enthusiastic, which contrasts nicely with ML's relationship with a side character at the beginning of the novel.

There's a good balance between descriptions of filming and relationship development. Female characters exist, have personality, and have purpose other than being hindrances to the OTP. There's enough drama to... more>> be interesting, but not enough to be frustrating. In short, this is simply a very, very, very good novel.

The only qualm I have is that the ML's mind reading power, which is a pretty important plot device, is never explained other than maybe aliens. He also never tells MC about it, but even if he did, MC probably wouldn't care. And in the end, even I as the reader didn't care, because the plot points involving MC and ML's relationship development intertwined with their entertainment circle troubles was just so good. 10/10 would recommend. Also, relatively easy to read in Chinese, so good for beginners. <<less
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April 2, 2018
Status: c137
I can't even describe how lovely this novel was. It was very heartwarming. Fenglie Shudai definitely does not disappoint. The gradual recognition of love between the MC and ML was very satisfying. There is not many cliffhangers or the usual dramatic scenes where the MC and ML keep misunderstanding each other. The MC is adorable and is definitely not an overly used insecure shou (uke). He has full trust in ML and is full of love and worship for the ML which is of course reciprocated by the ML. I... more>> think the fact that ML can read minds is a stroke of genius. It definitely eliminated much unnecessary drama in their love life. Overall this novel is just so full of love and it is definitely a feast for the soul. <<less
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Snowwhitefox rated it
September 23, 2018
Status: c176
So in love with this novel! I laughed, I cried... agh. I made an account on the JJWXC and bought the VIP raws JUST SO I COULD SUPPORT AUTHOR! I love you! Face of the Devil was amazing, There's a Beauty is amazing, God Made is amazing, Why Harem.. Raise a Dog Instead is amazing... aghhhhhh author you are so good!
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dcelsie rated it
February 26, 2018
Status: c3
ML is such a fluffly little child. Really misunderstood by a lot of characters. I find him really endearing.
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Chi rated it
July 24, 2018
Status: Completed
That's a quite sweet fluff romance, it's initially slow but after~ bam~ sweet~sweet~

... more>>

The ML actually was in a relationship in the beginning of the novel...... good thing that his ex wasn't a green tea bitch, but just an insecure fellow (inferiority complex).


The MC, lil'sapling, is the complete opposite of ZYS (QWFOD), not a little boy but a big man (with a 4 packs).... but even though he at first appears cool he actually is extremely cute in the inside! That kind of moe gap!! A big baby that make us want to take home to spoil~

@Arisana, are you sure that MC was straight? I'm sure that his 1º love was his childhood friend, and just like with the ML, he didn't notice.


ML is the loyal dog type~ it makes me remember that arc of QWTFOD, the husband frenzy XD

@Arisana Why would someone hate his bro?

That brother is a doting and slight flexible overbearing CEO~


There's also some family drama in the mix. Prepare your tissues!

I want a spin-off of mc's mother!!! She is so cool!! <<less
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Farid_san rated it
November 12, 2019
Status: Completed
I don't know why but the feeling I got when I read this is that the MC and ML are truly fated and designed to be together. They're like two broken part of one thing finally meet and put up once again in piece, complimenting each other. I hurt my eyes and sacrifice a few brain cells to read in MTL, but really worth it, LOL!

One more thing, I really like the doting older brother of Xiao Dingbiang here!!! The overbearing president is actually a doting brother. That gap is... more>> really moeee and mengggg! Awaaeawawwwww if only the author could put more scenes for him and the cute rivalry acts from him and Ji Yan to gain more attention from Xiao Jiashu... sigh <<less
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Mimilove98 rated it
December 29, 2018
Status: Completed
This is one of the best novels I have read. The plot is interesting and it kind of hooks you in. There is no cliche twists and turns and no cliche villains. There is a lot of fluff. I personally like the big brother character much. If you are looking for something with a pleasant and relaxing plot this would be a great choice
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alamerysl rated it
November 21, 2018
Status: Completed
I read this mainly through mtl (my first time mtling a novel!) and it was pretty understandable.

MC is pretty adorable and sweet and straightforward, while ML is strong and possessive and loving.

There were quite a few arcs in the evolution of this relationship, with a lot of family drama and internet online escapades remniscent of some of the modern setting arcs in "Quickly Wear the Face of the Devil". The face-slapping antics were rather satisfying to read.

Overall, the relationship between MC & ML was very sweet and gentle and loving.

... more>>

Actually, they didn't even get together until around chapter 90 which drove me a bit insane. I kept reading and reading into the wee hours of the night and only went to sleep at 5am when they finally got together.

Also, in one of the final arcs (the second to last I think?), MC's mom finds out that MC & ML are together and reacts how a high strung asian parent who deeply loves their child but pushes them a lot would. She's pretty resistant to the relationship for a long while, even separating them and taking away MC's phone. It was a bit too uncomfortably realistic. She finally relents and is even happy to know that MC & ML are already married because at least this means they're serious about each other and that the relationship isn't a whim on either of their parts. If you don't want unexpected and realistic homophobia in your escapism literature, then just watch out for that bit.

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ResidentialPsycho rated it
September 1, 2018
Status: c11
A very fun read with nice drama and story-telling. The MC has a distinctive personality with a stiff facial expression and hilarious thoughts. The tragic past grips me a lot, too. I'm still only in the beginning of the series, but I'm looking forward to the comedy resulting from the mind-reading abilities.

Also, the MC's mom is a total boss. It's rare that I've come across a mother in a series that makes me cheer as much for her as I do the MC.
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November 30, 2019
Status: Completed
One of the best BL novels I’ve read. I liked the cute moments the MC and ML had with each other and their gradual progression into becoming a power couple. I also liked the acting aspect of it and how they got to know each other more with each work they collaborated on. I love how the couple is so open about their love and don’t try to hide their love for each other. I loved this novel so much that I MTL it!
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iamlost rated it
September 28, 2019
Status: Completed
Love the story, made me cry, made me smile :D Love how sweet the love between MC and ML.

Unfortunately, smexy time at chapter 108 (raw) was censored and I couldn't find it anywhere online. So unless the translator can find it, we will have to make do with our own imagination.
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YellowNoodle rated it
May 23, 2019
Status: Completed
Very good! My mouth is full of cavaties!

The story is well written and fluffy to the core!

The characters are extremely realistic and the complexity of emotions are portrayed really well! Especially the mom! She didn't want the MC to go down the same path and it's totally understandable!

... more>> There's not much to say other than it was smooth sailing with a few bumps here and there but it is all solved meticulously.

I also applaud the MC because honestly with his past, I'd be blackened. It shows that he slowly coped such a horrible thing but fully overcame it when the relationship with the ML.

The mind reading was funny too. Especially with the Mc's wild thoughts, I don't know how many times I laughed and smiled at his vivid imagination.


Enjoi <<less
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Redroses__ rated it
January 21, 2019
Status: Completed
All I can say about this novel are:

1. Too funny


The MC's personality is pure but he has a poisonous tongue which often led to a lot of misunderstanding about him which made me laugh ^_^.


2. Turtle -paced romance


It took 101 chapters until they become a couple. I was seriously worried you know.


3. But after they got together, the fluff will keep you smiling till the end.

4. Overall, I love it. :D
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Miss Ruby rated it
January 1, 2019
Status: Completed
This was an absolute joy to read! I never felt like the plot dragged or the romance was unbelievable. I mean I expected it to be good because this is QWFD's author but it was GOOD. 100% recommend to any who love bl romances!
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Shanamaechan rated it
October 25, 2018
Status: Completed
If you have read "Quickly wear the face of the devil", then you shouldn't doubt that this novel is also great made by the same author. The story is really nice, its base on modern & entertainment. ML here is very dedicated, protective towards MC & MC is soo adorable & gorgeous. Well, i'd say both of them are really powerful combined. This novel is full of fluff & a really tiny bit of drama but you will love it. So gooo and read it so you won't miss out... more>> the good novel.


you will wish for the 1500 words that was omitted!

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shouahang58 rated it
February 4, 2020
Status: c32
The MC is very adorable!!

The ML is okay for now, just don't like how he dating someone right now that isn't MC.
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