I’ve Led the Villain Astray, How Do I Fix It?

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Xu ZiYan has a little brother, and that little brother is gay. As an older brother, he has always felt a bit regretful.

One day he transmigrated into the inside of a novel and found himself with another chance to raise a younger brother.

Immediately rolling his sleeves up to prepare for battle, he planned to raise this little brother into an exceptionally good man! And a perfectly straight one!

Taking a lesson from his past experiences, he continuously perfected his training plans.

Clearly, he strangled any opportunities to turn his little brother bent in the cradle, yet why was it that the little brother he had used all his heart and blood to raise — was still a gay guy!!!

And he was a gay guy who made him his target!!!

Your father ain’t playing around anymore!

A body you can save, however a warped soul……how do you want him to save it?! What a godly problem!!!

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Dạy "Hư" Em Trai Mất Rồi Phải Làm Sao Đây?
ILTVAHDIFI
把反派养歪了肿么破
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Ease
Ease
Oct 03, 2017
Status: c50
(For those who are repulsed by in*est, then I'm telling you that ML and MC's host body are NOT blood related. ... more>>
Spoiler

The father thought that ML was his son but in truth, his lover cheated on him and was pregnant with the child of another man. So ML is not related at all with the Xu family.

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TOTALLY WORTH THE READ!

The interaction between the main characters are very engaging. The MC is a transmigrated man into a novel and he just loves the soft, sticky boy he thought his younger brother is, while the ML is the younger brother who reincarnated from the future of the novel and is full of suspicions on the reason why his older brother is acting so nice towards him. Until he concludes that the new older brother is the gift bestowed by the God to compensate for every bad thing he experienced in his past life. And he goes YANDERE MODE from there.

Another thing I love is the MC's monologues, on how he compares the ML to every other child he meet. He goes 'As expected. My younger brother is the best. Other kids are so undiscipline! So arrogant! So unruly!' and somewhere along the line. He even compares the ML to his previous younger brother, saying that ML is much more cuter. Apparently in his eyes, the ML is the best, softest, stickest, younger brother one could ever had. And it ain't helping that ML acts all innocent with him, further solidifying his views.

I am so looking forward to the translation, because MTL is just..... MLT. So much details are missing when you can't understand more than half of what was written in the sentences.

Very RECOMMENDED for everyone to read! <<less
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Blique
Blique
Oct 16, 2017
Status: c7
@icecream:

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Spoiler
  1. MC is fictional. There is a difference between homophobic people and homophobic characters. One is real and bad, while the other is not real and does not reflect the views of the author.
  2. Consider: there are 475 chapters. You have read 6. The "Siblings Not Related By Blood" might have been put there by someone who got farther than you.
  3. Consider also reading the following translator's note: "OK before people start freaking out its quite normal in Chinese (and I believe Asian in general) culture to spank kids when they’re small as a discipline method. It’s never hard, and at most it’ll sting when you get slapped but it won’t hurt after." Yes spanking is abuse, no most people are not aware of that, yes it's getting slightly less prevalent in some countries, no China is not particularly one of them.
  4. The synopsis contains roughly everything you complained about, so I'm not sure why you decided to read this just to rant about what the synopsis already tells people.
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My review:

This novel is a lot better than I expected from the synopsis, which I've found is slightly exaggerated for comedic effect.

MC is a reasonable and doting older brother, though his logic is somewhat skewed due to his knowledge of the weird BL world he transmigrated to. He really cares about his little brother and does everything he can to protect and raise him right. The little brother, however, is a reincarnator with a darker personality than MC assumes due to the suffering he went through at his "older brother's" hands in his previous life. Though he was initially distrustful of the change in MC's personality, he seems to be slowly accepting the new situation.

The plot has a lot of potential, and the character personalities are both skewed in their own ways, so it'll be interesting to see how things turn out. <<less
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icecream
icecream
Oct 14, 2017
Status: c6
I dislike the main character so much that it just brings everything else down to an otherwise good concept and here's why

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Spoiler

Already in the synopsis it explains how regretful he is towards raising his real brother because his real brother turned out gay. Then he tries really hard to make his novel brother straight, trying to dispel "gay" actions of the novel brother. Already I'm disgusted by this character's outlook on homos*xual people. It's like he thinks being gay is a shameful thing (as he says he's regretful of his real brother being gay), then he thinks he can change or guide someone's sexuality through influence (as he's trying to make his novel brother not gay), which I think is soooooo f*cking disgusting. If the kid turns out gay, he turns out gay. Accept it.

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Others may think nothing by his actions, but I can't handle my frustration, which is the major reason this scores so low. I don't expect the MC to be gay or open to having s*x with a guy to make this story acceptable. If the author wants it, the MC should be straight as a pole, but definitely not so narrow-minded like this one in the novel.

Spoiler

Sometimes the MC says it's fine to like "pink" and it's fine if my real brother was "gay", but I can actually see the MC isn't fine and is just a f*cking prick that is clearly repeled by homosexuality. SO, if there was just a bit more respect and consideration for homosexuals in the mc's actions, it would have made the character 100000000 times better. But judging by his initial reactions and tone of the story, I bet there's going to be a lot of "laughs", then shock and cursing on MC's part about the ML sexuality coming out. Thus I don't expect any sort of character growth and the kind of mind set change I want to see happen

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There were also some morally questionable things that may or may not disturb people

Spoiler

For instance it says the siblings aren't related by blood on the tag because I guess the MC is not blood related to the ML mentally. But, they are actually related biologically by half-blood since the MC did TRANSMIGRATE into the ML's half-brother, thus it is in*est.

Also in order to initiate obedience into the novel brother, the MC "spanks him". Spanking was accepted back in the day, but what time period did this guy come from? Spanking is still physical abuse, anyone who disagrees with this statement, look it up. So, I don't know when this guy came from, but I assume that he should be within this later decade so he should know that spanking is detrimental to a child. Maybe it's a culture thing in China still? Whatever I'm still peeved about this character's moral behaviour

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Other than all this, the translations are written well and coherently. Like I mentioned I liked the transmigration part into a BL cultivation novel, where the ML is reborn and there was potential in this story. However as I dislike the MC a lot, there's no way in hell I'm continuing.

Edit: After reading comments, I understand more clearly on people's point of view of this novel, and I really do appreciate some of the constructive responses that were written and perhaps my "standards were put too strongly on a place like china" as a reviewer mentioned. However, I wrote this knowing I'd get hate by seeing the obviously high ratings. But, I went out on a limb so I can say my piece on the subject as I feel strongly about it (although it's fictional). I still hold my opinions and that's all I will say. <<less
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leva
leva
Jan 24, 2018
Status: c32
Spoiler

To reiterate some points:

  • MC and ML aren't blood brothers.
  • MC isn't homophobic, considering laws and values in China it's miraculous he accepted his little brother.
  • Spanking has been and still is a form of punishment in some Asian countries. Yes, I'm Asian.
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The summary is a good one to sum up this novel: MC is the doting older brother with a brocon streak a mile wide. He's privy to the novel's ending where ML was tortured to death and vilified, but through his own thinking he found plot holes, and he doesn't agree with that. He resolved to raise his lil bro, the villainous ML, to be a good man.

Surprise surprise, the ML turned out to be the ML from original novel's ending, rebirthed. He's suspicious of his doting older brother, but after some events, he took him as god's gift for every bad thing that ever happened to him in his previous life. Starting from there he grew possessive of this good older brother of his.

This novel is hilarious, because we get both MC and ML's perspective; MC was determined to raise this little brother right, but he has like really thick tinted lenses because of his brocon and already thought of him as the softest, stickiest, best little brother anyone could ever have--despite other people warning him of ML's manipulative/vicious streak. ML's perspective started out really angsty, because he died a painful death by torture, but after he got attached to MC he stuck to him like glue, and tried to keep other people from interacting with MC at all.

I'm looking forward to how their relationship will shift as they grow older, especially considering MC's very heavy brocon glasses. ML has a long, long road ahead of him hahaha. Of course, as of current translated chapter, there's no romance in this--be assured.
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xakiox
xakiox
Dec 18, 2018
Status: c34
First of all, there's no in*est.

A lot of the comedy revolves around MC trying to turn ML straight (already clearly mentioned in the description), so if you can't tolerate that, don't read it.

As for the spanking, that's still a very common way to discipline young kids in China and other asian countries (I find it hypocritical that someone is bothered by the spanking in this novel but is perfectly fine with overbearing rap*y ML who doesn't know a thing bout consent and even gave 5 stars like wth)

I rarely... more>> care about other people's reviews but seeing someone give a low rating and a misleading review when they only read a few chapters (barely the start of the story) annoys me. What's worse is when someone rants about all the stuff that's already mentioned in the description/synopsis (you already know that you won't like it but still read it anyway... masochist much?) <<less
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ChronoH0
ChronoH0
Oct 18, 2017
Status: c152
Not finished reading the raw since its like 400 more chapters I would burn out by the end of it. Might as well give my opinions on this novel. The uke whose transmigrated into a cannon fodder? Was a brother who was a bit bothered that his own little brother was gay but chose not to change him. Found out he has a little brother in the novel world, the villain himself also the seme. Aiming so the seme become straight that goal went down to the gutter since the... more>> seme is a reincarnator. MC has no way of knowing this therefore he kept caring for the little guy (lolz). Now the beginning felt long cause not much action going on except the two not yet couple cute and funny moments. Their relationship has not become close or intimate up until the first action. From there things got pick up speedily and both have good relationship but can't be considered as a couple just yet. MC as always was clueless but he is a genius regarding cultivation so he is not useless in combat. The seme is an excessively possessive towards the MC however rest assured he hasn't done anything bad ;)

As for the plot itself I can't be sure of cause its only to chapter 152 and that's not even half way unfortunately for me. What can be expected however is some cool actions, cute moments, some cultivation stuff, rivalry?, more cute moments, mystery perhaps, pets (you guess), more rivalries, some other couples has pooped that are gay, and the moment the MC and seme became couples. That's pretty much it. A lot to be expected from the story and so far its really enjoyable for me. <<less
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tiredtiredtired
tiredtiredti
Mar 24, 2021
Status: --
I'd give it 0 stars if I could, I just absolutely abhor the main character, I just couldn't, The general tone and vibe of his character and how he supposedly "regrets" the fact that his brother was gay, and how he was probably "led astray", reminds me a little too much of my passive-aggressive homophobic family, He constantly says that he "accepted it" but just reading a few chapters makes it very very clear that he feels genuinely ashamed of them and he quite frankly hates them. If he genuinely... more>> actually loved his brother, being gay should never have changed that, instead he should've instead changed in his outlook on the whole thing. You can be straight and come from an Asian heritage and NOT be homophobic.

The author could've instead made his h*mophobia out to be a genuine problem that had consequences, showing how it had a genuine negative influence on the people around him, BUT NO his h*mophobia was played up for comedic laughs and I just don't understand how you can write a danmei, a story about mlm, and make it homophobic, it does not compute. <<less
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BitterSweetTea
BitterSweetT
Oct 16, 2017
Status: c7
Enjoyable read so far. The interactions between the two main leads are hilarious and I couldn't stop laughing in some of their scenes, especially the bathing scene.

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Spoiler

To answer the question of reviewer, yes spanking is still being done in some parts of Asia. Asian countries are different to Western countries. There are some customs in Asian countries that are being pratice today that Westerners souldn't understand. The translator already explained it in their notes.

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As for the MC's view in homosexuality, we have to accept that not all people in the world is as accepting of homosexuality and considering that he obviously came from from a conservative family from China, it was actually a surprising thing that he actually accepted that his first brother is gay. He seems like a strict guy based on some of his paragraphs. <<less
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PotatoCakes
PotatoCakes
Jul 09, 2018
Status: c55
The story started out interesting enough, but quickly got old. The premise is quite fun: the MC is transmigrated into the novel from the real word while the ML is reborn with the memories from his previous life. In the beginning, the situational comedy from the scheming of the ML and the cluelessness of the MC was funny and refreshing.

However, both the MC and the ML becomes more and more unbearable as time goes on. Both characters never evolve or grow - they stay within the confines of the same... more>> trope. If every person and animal hate the ML, the MC will figure out his little brother has something strange about him. Also, you would think after being treated well for several years the ML would mellow out. The characters remain static while the plot progresses in a manner of typical cultivation novels. From what I can tell from skimming the Chinese RAWs, it doesn't really get much better. <<less
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ollyputz
ollyputz
May 16, 2020
Status: c96
Definitely one of my top danmei at all times. Not fully translated. First translator did EXCELLENT job, then comes various confusing translators (was thinking it was MTLed), but the last translator is OK, starting c70 I think. So dont give up on this novel.

Reading the ML and MC PoV are hilarious, especially since they really try to maintain their image in front of each other.
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fltstrt
fltstrt
May 24, 2019
Status: --
I decided to write this review today even though I'm only at c30.

I received news today that the China Govt (Xi) is cracking down hard on certain themes in media. Danmei and snu snu are two of the many banned topics. Repercussions will be enforced (jail time) if restricted materials remains published.

Publishing platform JJXWC (where this novel and many others are also currently under) already announced a blackout of new content for 15 days to take down all incriminating content... These genres of stories will cease to exist on the... more>> platform v soon.

Its truly a sad day for the community and the authors...

Many read translations and raws for free. Don't take these stories for granted. I implore that you support your favourite authors and Translators while you can.

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Story 4/5, TL 4/5

The premise is really really cute and it's my first danmei Transmigrator vs. Reincarnator combo.

So far really liking the interactions between the MC and ML. It's hilarious and also slightly sad to see the ML so guarded against the MC initially. But the fun truly starts after ML begins suspecting the origin of the MC. I will never tire of the wolf in sheep's clothing act, I look forward to reading how the romance between these two progresses!

My biggest con is probably the author's writing style. Too draggy with needless explanations. There's no need to account so clearly for every single actions made by the MC and ML. If everything is laid out bare in the open, the anticipation and suspense element is missing. As the reader, I much prefer and will have more fun if I come to realisation by myself through foreshadowing hints and incidents in the story. <<less
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Chichi
Chichi
Nov 04, 2020
Status: c230
I read this in Chinese, so no comment on the translation quality that people say has dropped. I'll only say that after the main couple gets together, the novel contracts Xianxia Syndrome and drags to hell and back. It got really boring, overly-detailed, went off on adventures that ultimately meant nothing, and didn't know when to stop overstaying its welcome. I couldn't even get halfway through its 475 (!) chapters.

On top of that, the author only knows how to do one type of pairing, so you see carbon copies of... more>> the main one all over the place in the story. It gets old really quickly.

It's not a horrible novel, it's just too drawn out. Go crazy if typical wordy xianxias are your thing, I suppose. <<less
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ria.green
ria.green
Feb 25, 2020
Status: --
This is good, but the translation from chapter 60 on is basically unreadable. Waiting to see if anyone else will take this on.

This is a Transmigration vs Rebirth story. Smart brocon who loses IQ when it comes to his younger brother + younger brother who is vicious and wants to take revenge on the people who wronged him in his previous life.
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aliceramenhead
aliceramenhe
Jul 17, 2023
Status: c60
I stopped reading this a year or two ago because the translation quality dropped like a stone after Sakhyulations peaced out. My taste and critical thinking skills as a reader must've improved SIGNIFICANTLY since I last read this novel because I couldn't even get past Ch. 7 this time around, it was that f*cking awful.

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Spoiler

The MC (who by the way is a GROWN-ASS MAN) forcibly stripped his 8-year old brother (who is supposed to be our ML) naked for a bath. MC didn't stop trying to strip his brother even when his brother was actively resisting and saying he didn't want to over & over. MC never stopped to consider that maybe his brother had trauma around baths or getting naked in front of other people. Maybe his brother didn't feel comfortable being naked around MC because they literally just met and were basically strangers to each other. Or maybe his brother just wanted MC to RESPECT HIS PERSONAL f*ckING BOUNDARIES. Nope, MC forcibly stripped his brother naked. Then MC proceeded to playfully flick his upset brother's dick.

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I may have vomited in my mouth a little after that happened because what the f*ck!!! Is this what romance is to you, author Yan Ye?!

Spoiler

Update: Powered through 60 chapters and arrived at the ending point of my first read... it doesn't get better lmao. MC continues emotionally smothering ML to death with his "brotherly love", ML morphs into Generic Yandere Male Lead #4792874, and they never develop any kind of chemistry or tacit understanding w/ each other.

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Anyways I give Sakhyulations an A+ for their high-quality translation of the first 56 chapters. I also give Asian Hobbyist an A+ for suffering the horror of translating this story so that nobody else has to. <<less
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Pitchouille
Pitchouille
Feb 10, 2022
Status: c109
1.5/5. Enjoyable at first, got bored around chapter 60-70. It's a shame, promise was fun. I also don't mind the manipulative yandere types, so I had high hope for this one. Gonna be honest, looking at the atronomical amount of 5 stars ratings... I'm wondering if 80% of them are bots. Cuz like... almost 400 5/5 rating for this mess? No way lmao

Unfortunately there's just barely any progress in the story. The plot is... Well I'm not sure if there's an actual plot? The story is all over the place,... more>> and we don't really know what the end goal is. The two main characters go places, get treasures, meet new characters, fight some boring beasts and villains, become stronger but... It all just seems insignificant.

There's way too many useless characters. We see them for like, 5-10 chapters then they just disappear. Please, just create a dozen and stick to them. And make them have some personality. All of the characters in this story are one dimensional. There are a few exceptions like the "wild" guy who dresses up with animal skin (original) and that one pretentious tsundere who secretly wants to be friends with the MC (wow original again). They're a little more interesting than the others, but then they're completely gone for the rest of the story! It happens ALL the time. Some characters get introduced, you think they'll have a nice character development and backstory, but then... gone. Poof. The dad, for example, is here at the start then completely disappears. At one point he arranges a meeting with his son, you think "finally some interaction between transmigrated MC and his "dad" but then it's skipped! Brushed off! And the months/years of time skips don't help either. Every single interaction in this story is ridiculously shallow. MC doesn't even have a friend! Just a few people he met here and there which he barely interacted with. Honestly just don't bother learning any names beside the main couple.

So, the MC. Had a basic but OK backstory. Then it all went to sh*t quickly. Here's what I don't like here. Why would you make him homophobic? When this is a bl story? First, he says he had a gay brother and tried to turn him straight but gave up after realizing that he was born this way and wasn't "tainted" by another gay person. OK, well I guess I can let that slide, tho it's a disgusting way to think. But then, he keeps repeating how the ML should be straight because it's the "normal" sexuality, as if being a homos*xual is unnatural and gross. Just no. At least make him confused, secretly in the closet, make him dense (hello Shen Yuan). But why make a male protagonist from a bl, a BOYS LOVE novel ! Homophobic? Straight up hating and being disgusted by gay men? What's the point? And it's not like the author tells us that it's gross to think this way. There's no change of heart! MC never has a moment when he's like "ew why did I think like that". That's right, despite having a male lover, there's zero mention of him changing his mind about his gay brother. I'm just tired of the "straight homophobic guy gets dubcon'd and grudgingly accepts his male lover" trope. It's not funny, it's definitely not progressive. It's gross. Just how hard is it to make gay sexy times consensual and pleasurable for both parties? Why does it always have to be "Top had a great time and feels refreshed but bottom was absolutely miserable and let it happen while secretely hoping it would stop soon" ffs. For all the bl novels I've read, I think only 1 or 2 had the bottom actually saying out loud (or implying) that he enjoyed the s*x (Disabled Tyrant's Pet Palm Fish and Death Progress Bar come to mind, go take a look if you're in need of healthy gay relationships)

I'll just put the rest in spoilers cuz I have a lot to say.

Spoiler

Anyways, MC was semi interesting, he had potential. But then he meets his half-brother, and then loses all his braincells and the tiny bit of personality he had. The MC basically becomes a brainless simp. He adores his brother, he pampers him, thinks about him all the time, is overly protective of him. And that's it. His entire personality is "isn't my brother cute? I love him and he's done no wrong, I'll always forgive him and will die for him" and for what? Why is he so deeply attached to the guy? All that is said is that the ML reminds him of his little bro from his past life, but he didn't even have a deep, loving relationship with him in the first place! I suppose, he could see the ML as a replacement, a better version of his gay sibling that he can successfully keep straight (gross) but even then it doesn't make much sense and feels forced. Basically, he has no real reason to be so obsessed with his step bro. It just doesn't come out as realistic. And when both the ML and him are adults and the MC doesn't have a crumb of character development beside "I love my cute brother", well how am I supposed to care about him? I legit stopped giving a f*ck about the guy near halfway through the story.

Now the ML. Well, he's nothing but an annoying edgelord for 25 chapters. Wasn't a fan. Constant eye-roll. Then he becomes interesting, does a complete 180 and turns full unhinged after coming to the conclusion that his older brother was put on earth to love and take care of him as a way to make up for his awful previous life. I like it. His change of personality felt a little too sudden, but that's OK. He's a cute kid who plays innocent in front of his brother but is secretly fcked up and possessive. THAT makes sense for this character, his obsession is believable (unlike the MC's obsession that came out of f*ckwhere).

But then he just... stays this way. Keeps acting innocent as a teenager, then as a young adult, and the MC keeps getting fooled by his act. All the background characters easily notice his weird dark obsession but never say anything? Not even a passing comment or trying to grab MC aside to talk about it? It's just too far-fetched and far from believable. You can't convince me NO ONE even thought about mentioning ML's obviously fkced up dark behavior to MC.

Anyways, the relationship between the main couple isn't great. No chemistry. Big bro MC is a one dimensional brocon, and little bro ML is a cold yandere. MC doesn't see his brother in a romantic way, and then he gets mol*sted but brushes it off? Then he gets r*ped (the scene itself is skipped but at that point, his body is completely paralyzed, and he never tells us if he gave consent, acting all regretful. He even beats up ML for doing it. BTW we don't even know if MC secretly liked it, if it was good, bad... It's the MC's first time with a man. But he has nothing to say about it. No info. Basically just "they did the do" and that was... underwhelming. I understand not wanting to write explicit smut but at least give us some info about how it went? Then, out of nowhere, he accepts to see his yandere bro as a romantic partner. He's like (and I'm not joking) "ok, you noncon'd me and I only see you as a brother but I accept. As long as we keep it secret cuz we're related" just wtf? Gee I can really feel the love through my screen. BTW idk why the ML doesn't simply reveal to the MC that they're not actually related. Wouldn't it solve everything? Not only would the MC feel better about their relationship, but they could do PDA outside and the ML is a yandere, so he SHOULD want that! He should jump on the opportunity to show off to the world that his lover is only his! But no. I guess it's just for plot convenience. Anyways their relationship is bland. Yawn.

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I had so much hope for this story that I felt the urge to express my disappointment. This story is the definition of shallow. Shallow plot, shallow characters, shallow everything. Honestly, skip this one. Yes the summary sounds interesting, yes a yandere ML is always neat. But trust me, this story isn't worth it and you WILL regret giving it a chance.

Also, it needs to be said that, at one point, the translation becomes awful. I don't wanna sound mean but if you're gonna translate in english, don't just MLT it. I'm sure most of us come to Novelupdates to find interesting and hidden webnovels, but also as a way to have easy access to proofread, edited translations of them. If we wanted it straight from chinese we'd just read it on the numerous MLT websites out there. It doesn't feel great to have a brain fart every 4 sentenses because the pronoms are all wrong and the ML is suddenly a woman, or the words are in the wrong order and seemed to have been randomly picked out of someone's ass. <<less
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Nashi00
Nashi00
Mar 02, 2020
Status: c64
When I first read it, I really fell in love with it. It's funny and good but now I can barely read it. Why? Because the translation has dropped so low, it seems like it's MTL. Yes, I know and have heard that the novel is really hard to translate. I'm happy that someone is willing to translate this but at least have an editor because the grammar is very painful.

It makes me sad that I can't continue to read it. Or, I don't know, maybe I'll change my mind... more>> one day and continue reading it despite the awful grammar, or if someone else decides to pick this up and make it readable. <<less
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kyn
kyn
Mar 31, 2019
Status: Completed
A 3.5 stars for this somewhat charming Chinese BL cultivation xianxia webnovel with a twisted love interest that anyone with right mind should avoid other than the book's super tolerant and mildly masochistic protagonist

Aside from the romance, cultivation, and transmigration is the main focus of the story. The romancing is slow burn but super passionate and cray-cray as the love interest is a very possessive and yandere (cold) type of person. There is no one on his mind and in his soul except for his beloved, the protagonist. To him, everyone and everything else is just a waste of time and space. Yes, he has a very extreme type of personality. He is lucky the protagonist is highly accepting of such suffocating type of love, and he is constantly spoiled by the protagonist, as the protagonist is the doting type of boyfriend everyone wished for. Writing wise, there are admittedly obvious shortcomings here and there especially that the author seems fond of telling rather than showing, hence tons of inner dialogues by characters which I find somewhat repetitive. I would rather think and feel for myself than being spoon-fed like a clueless child. Where is the fun of reading if we don't get to use our brain and imagination? Books that make you think would stay longer in your head, and you would appreciate it more. On the other hand, I really enjoyed the cultivation journey and the adventures after adventures they both gone through together and loved that I get to see their relationship grow day by day and watch my ship becoming so majestic and smooth sailing. I also adored the total devotion they both shown to each other. The protagonist is easy to like, and he is not without flaws, plus he is no martyr and a well-balanced type of guy who values self-preservation without being a d*ck about it. No doubt, both of them has skewed personalities, but it's hard to dislike their passion and devotion towards each other. Apart from the lovey-dovey couple, there are also quite a number of other interesting and entertaining side characters that breathed life into the story. Such as those cute little sidekick creatures they picked up during one of their many adventures. They are truly fun and handy to have around. I want one of those fluffy cuties too.

*Reviewed on March 31st, 2019

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**Read via TTS in Cantonese**
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orzhuh
orzhuh
Nov 25, 2017
Status: c356
Started out strong, then it nosedived. The dense protagonist tag is very fitting ORZ. It gets to a point where it's no longer "funny" but frustrating to read. DNFed at chapter 356 (not MTL) because I ran out of patience. It follows the tropes in a lot of other danmei novels, which is okay, because this is interesting to read, but in this story, the characters are not nearly as developed, and the plot stalls. Feels repetitive after a while.
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EUGEO SYNTHESIS
EUGEO SYNTHE
Sep 20, 2022
Status: c1
Not gonna lie, I've known this story for a long time and had high hopes for it.

The reason why I'm only reading it now is because I thought that there were only about 100 more chapters left to translate, and that's why I started reading this story and yes this story didn't disappoint me.

However, after chapter 50 the quality of the translation really dropped (the reason is because the story was taken by another translator) and honestly the quality really dropped to the point where it's not much different from... more>> MTL.

Which makes me very disappointed, I've been waiting this story for quite a while because I'm not the type of person who can read MTL... But now I must to find out the quality of the new translator itself isn't that much different from copypaste MTL.

Well I just hope that the translator will improve the translation or at least pass this story to other translators... Because this story really has potential, it's a shame that this story just failed like this.

Last, this story was translated from 2018 which means this translation has been running for more than 4 years... and for a story with 500 chapters, 4 years alone can be said to take quite a long time.

What's even worse is apart from "the long translation time", the quality of the translation itself is very below standard which "again" can be said to be not much different from MTL.

Note : The reason I give 5 star was because the story not the translation <<less
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IrineXue
IrineXue
Nov 29, 2020
Status: c123
This novel is verrrryyyyyyyyyyyy gooooooooooood!! The MC and ML is very likeable! MC is not a weak type and a smart man with tough personality. The ML is a yandere of course but he's so kind with our MC, full of consideration and will not dare to force MC to do anything MC doesn't want to. Instead, he is all cute, sweet and protective to MC and MC love him too, both of them have a sincere heart for each other! The storyline is good and can make your heart... more>> pound with the thrilling adventure! Y'all must read this and you will never regret wasting your time for this novel! I HOPE THIS NOVEL WILL HAVE A QUICK UPDATE AND MORE TRANSLATOR TO HELP EACH OTHER FINISHING THE NOVEL! <<less
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