One Useless Rebirth

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He Bai won the lottery, became rich, and reached the pinnacle of life. Then, he inadvertently took a picture of the Film Emperor Di Qiuhe being killed. And after reporting this case to the police, he was reborn in a midst of confusion.

He Bai: I don’t have any horrible relatives to abuse. Why was I reborn?

Di Qiuhe: But I do.

He Bai: I also haven’t been betrayed or harmed by anyone. Why was I reborn?

Di Qiuhe: But I have.

He Bai: I just want to have some money to live freely and eat well. I already achieved that goal, so why was I reborn?

Di Qiuhe: I have money, but don’t live freely or well.

He Bai angrily flips the table: So what’s the use of my rebirth! Just to make me suffer again?!

Di Qiuhe (Holding and Touching He Bai): Be my lover, you’re only responsible for eating “lollipops,” you won’t eat any bitterness.

He Bai: Leave!

So basically, this is a sweet story of a naive and cute person who goes back to the past, flaps his little butterfly wings, and helps the man who used to be last life’s big Film Emperor, but in this life, is still a miserable Great Devil King, to walk towards the pinnacle of life (while also dragging someone home)!

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一次没卵用的重生
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  1. More or Less Equal Partners BL
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03/11/20 Flying Lines c293
03/10/20 Flying Lines c292
03/09/20 Flying Lines c291
03/08/20 Flying Lines c290
03/07/20 Flying Lines c289
03/06/20 Flying Lines c288
03/05/20 Flying Lines c287
03/05/20 Flying Lines c286
03/04/20 Flying Lines c285
03/03/20 Flying Lines c284
03/02/20 Flying Lines c283
03/01/20 Flying Lines c282
02/29/20 Flying Lines c281
02/28/20 Flying Lines c280
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procrastination_day
New procrastination_day
May 22, 2020
Status: c219
This story starts off fine, gets better as it progresses and is fantastic in the Extras. What I love the most about this story it the MC-MC is very relatable:He doesn't have super strong principles of right and wrong, and doesn't put down hard line when it comes to his principles. Even though he'll agonise over it a bit when he's considering doing something that's out of his comfort zone. His emotions fluctuate in a very organic way, which further strengthens the impression of being a normal human being.-He's a... more>> photographer: I have seldom seen an MC in this occupation, so it is vey interesting and fresh to see how he progresses. Plus it is more compatible with th ML than if they were in the same profession.-He's competent:MC wasn't a 30year old for nothing in his first life. He takes the initiative when he's made a decision and really pulls his own weight financially and emotionally. I've got the very strong impression that he would have succeeded very well on his own even without the MLThe, ML is, well, like an ML:He's borderline a sociopath. Super competent and rich. Untrusting of others but with an irresistible charm and handsomeness. Only showing his true vulnerable and emotional side to the MC in a kind of irrational manner. (Since there is a tiny supernatural element, it's ok).-What makes this ML different:is that he played the White Lotus card but is actually black bellied. Meaning he pretends to be innocent, pure and well intentioned, luring people unwittingly into his schemes until he's swallowed them whole and they end up devastated.-But with MC he's a big doggy: This is actually the side we se most of the time, the scheming side just expresses itself in the background or how he tries to hide things from MC. His entire world seems to revolve around the MC and he is supper, emotionally dependent. SIde charachters: Although we don't see much of them because they lead their own lives, they are all rather likeable and also seem well developed and distinct. Villains i.e. ML's family:They're absolutely nuts. All of them are a bunch of abnormal people belong on to their own domain of abnormality. I suppose kudos is due for the author to have created such a bunch of villain that are all villainous because of different character flaws combined with their upbringing. Even though the MC feels a bit sorry for them after M's inevitable counterattack the Author is obviously biased against them. Giving them, predictably, the most miserable of fates. The BL: IT's pretty Sweet that everyone is so chill about it. MC also seems to have a very healthy relationship with ML, putting down boundaries when it's called far and relenting when it's not as well as combing out the communication issues. It's one of the elements that make the later part of this story so much better than the beginning. One thing I don't get, though it's a common issue with this genre is: Why is it so obvious that MC is the bottom?...?To summaries, this is a pritty average sweet BL story, though if you persist you'l find that it is half a cut above the rest. Finally, but most importably, if you feel you want to drop this story. Jump to the last side story (or just the side stories, they are all pretty good). It is absolutely worth your time, in fact, it is so good that if it were it's own short story, it would have better ratings than the actual story:To summaries. MC seemingly goes back to his old world but has a chance to Save ML. However, this ML is much more jaded, having struggled through hardship on his own for decades, never finding anyone he can fully trust. MC is conflicted because, he recognises this ML as his lover yet he is very different and missis the ML in the other world desperately while still feeling it is his duty to help out the older, jaded ML.-Why the side story so good: MC's relatable character has a layer of conflict added on to it, leading him to become more of a complex person. ML is a lot more like a person, although he still feels and odd sort of almost supernatural attraction to MC it is not all consuming, he is like an old lone wolf who is suddenly confronted by love. Although it calls to his frozen heart, his maturity stops him from leaping onto it with gusto. This combines into a complex dynamic and an open ending. Really, sublime! <<less
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hy-d-ra
New hy-d-ra rated it
May 22, 2020
Status: Completed
TWO MAJOR THINGS I WANT FIXED:

    1. The problem of Flying Lines incorrectly cutting chapters, which, I suppose, is their kink, and the second one is constant grammar and translation errors throughout the translation, that could have been fixed with simple editing, but I guess no one gave a damn. It totally got to me the laziness of typing full names and instead using simple 'He' or 'Di', and also mixing up names at times. It can spoil the effect from reading tbh.
    1. Introduction in some novels to the term... more>> of PANSEXUALITY. It's really easy to put that in, because both of them like each other simply because it can be only He Bai for Di Qiuhe and vice versa, not because both are men, they like each other because for them there is no one else in whole world and it's not a matter of gender.
In general this novel is pretty good. From all the novels from this author this novel is really on a lighter side and although there is emotional drama, which keeps things more interesting, the taste of this novel isn't as spicy and is not filled with any traumatic experiences and sharp knives that will leave you wounded. Which isn't a bad thing, the reading process is really easy and some events or things that happen can make you feel emotional at times. There is also a lot of humorous and ridiculous situations that might either make you laugh or leave a bit frustrated, but in general tones the dramatic side of this novel down and you kind of feel flirty when reading.

What will wait for you here:

    • Definitely change in things that happen, change of MCs prospects of life, him wanting to change MLs fate, which leads to their entanglement.
    • Slow burn from strangers to friends to lovers. Mutual care. Waking up to feelings comes slowly and naturally. There are many great moments about their relationship and what they talk about (when they're being serious :)).
    • Pretty easy storyline with a bit of family drama and some twists along the way that at least I haven't expected. Basically modern drama about upcoming male movie actor and a quickly developing photographer.
    • Interesting secondary characters that add to the picture.
I really like this author and their works, thus I have positive impression of their works, since I may be biased. But despite that I think it's a good read. <<less
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dtfyg
dtfyg rated it
August 20, 2019
Status: c20
Note: I actually think this should be 2.5* but the rating right now is way too inflated by thirsty fujoshis.

If you happen to be a fujoshi just looking for another BL to inhale the fluff out of, then go ahead, you'll probably enjoy this like all the other 5* ratings.

Otherwise, if you're looking for a BL with any sort of thought put behind it, then keep looking.

This is a novel that throws away all sense of logic, plot and meaning for quick snippets fluff. Yup one of those. If you've... more>> been reading this genre lately, you can probably already guess the MC and ml's traits and personality. MC is a meat head who can't think logically whenever a thing concerns the ML. The space time laws itself are bent by his logic and naivety. ML is a shameless possessive top who only has looks and his libido in mind.

The plot is also as plain as you can get. 30 year old MC goes back in time and instantly his personality becomes that of a 10 year old. He "coincidentally" meets the ML every 10 secs and ML just randomly likes him (or maybe its cuz of his looks). I'd like to think that this novel has some sort of theme, idea behind it, but thats clearly expecting too much.

I wish some serious yaoi writers existed rather than just the community of fujoshis who can only ever write from the shou/uke perpective. <<less
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Saffari
Saffari rated it
August 7, 2019
Status: Completed
Edit: 02/10/2020 (3 stars before edit)

I read this last year up until c35 and drooped it in frustration because the ML frustrated me, but I think a huge part of it had to do with the chapter numbering. The translator divides chapters in several parts but numbers it according to releases so reading "several" chapters makes you think so much time has passed in the story, which isn't really the case. After giving this a second chance, I realized this really deserves the high ratings. You just really need... more>> to push through 40 chapters and the quality and pacing really improves a lot.

In hindsight, the seemingly disagreeable personality of the ML in the beginning actually makes the story much sweeter and satisfying. The ML was such a brat in the beginning, because he was tired of putting up the perfect ML part. His meeting with MC was such a random yet meaningful encounter which actually allows him to loosen up.

In other words, this is an ML who finally, after years of pretension, in the perfect timing of vulnerability, found someone who he was willing to act imperfect towards. He becomes lame and childish and unafraid of mistakes because MC is someone who unlike his family and colleagues, he fealt at ease with.

Because of this, the dynamics of their relationship is also very different from the norm. MC is ML's lucky star, he is basically the golden thigh lol. MC is what allows him to reverse his fortune and fate. In simplest terms, MC is the Little Sugar Daddy lolol. MC provides the house and ML cooks and is the perfect househusband xD. And what makes this even more complex is that even in the first timeline and the brief meeting they had before ML's death, MC has always been his lucky star. In the first timeline, MC actually dies from the initial slow-acting poison attempt for ML because they switched drinks. MC's photograph also lead to the fall of all of ML's enemies and brought justice to his death.

The extra at the end manages to tie these timelines together and made such a beautiful end to the story.

The romance is also straight-forward. When MC realizes he is attracted to ML, everything becomes a quick work. He faces it without shame and puts trust in the ML's character and their friendship.

The side characters are also a treat lol, especially the dormmates and celebrity characters.

It's a gruelling beginning, and the translator sometimes makes typos and switches names, but I think this is definitely a great read. <<less
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TheLadyWhoLikesBoyLove
TheLadyWhoLikesBoyLove
December 29, 2018
Status: Completed
PLEASE to whoever is translating this, please continue. I read the raws, and this one is definitely one of the stories at my top list.

This one has a f*cking great plot. A f*cking great characters. Id definitely read this again after a month or so. Im not gonna spoil anything since this one is a gem
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rhianirory
rhianirory rated it
March 17, 2019
Status: Completed
this was a slower burn romance than many of the stories I've been reading lately and its mostly slice of life with some mystery and family politics thrown in. The MC is different in that he was happy in his life and didn't have the usual regrets and betrayal but got dragged into rebirth anyways. He decides right away that he wont "steal other peoples luck" so he doesn't use any of his foreknowledge to cheat (i admit would totally cheat if it were me in that situation). The author... more>> knows very little about photography and even less about the entertainment scene, but it does't matter.
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she writes about the MCs mindset and obsession with photography rather than anything technical. I also don't understand him being a journalism major when all his classes are about taking pictures. Shouldn't he be a fine arts major with a focus on photography? He never seems interested in being a journalist, all his focus is on landscape and people, not news or stories.

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the two don't fall madly in love at first sight and in fact start off by rubbing each other the wrong way and pissing one another off unintentionally. I like that the ML decides early on (after the fake account is found out) to be honest with the MC and that includes show him his worst sides (often childish and temperamental). At first the MC seems to hate him but the hate moves to tolerance, than to friendship, and finally to love; it's an interesting process to watch, though I did wish the MC was a little less clueless about his own feelings. one thing I didn't like is that the ML's family situation is overly complicated and melodramatic enough to make me roll my eyes. Scheming and back stabbing abound. Makes me nostalgic for books like You Boys Play Games which has almost zero drama and wangst in it. This would have been an easier story to read (and enjoy) without all the family crap dragging it out forever. The interactions between the ML and MC are great and their growth is interesting to watch but because of the family stuff I would say that over all this story is good but not great. <<less
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auraizen
auraizen rated it
October 6, 2019
Status: c113
Is this bad? Not necessarily. Is the rating inflated? Definitely. 4.6-4.7 is way too high when you compare this to other works rated this high.

I saw that this had relatively fast updates so I decided to wait until it was done being translated to binge read this. Except, turns out the chapters were being split up into multiple pieces so "Chapter 113" is nowhere near the end of the novel. Okay. I'm peeved.

The concept of this is unique, I'll give it that. But when you read a novel, you'd at... more>> least expect to like the main characters. Not these ones, they're dumb. MC is technically 30 but acts like he's half of that. A literal child. ML is an ass and treats everyone like crap. He goes behind people's backs and does things without considering the consequences and repeatedly makes MC mad/sad. Then MC blacklists him and ML whines and gets forgiven after a few days. Cycle repeats. That's what their relationship is still at for so many chapters.

Another aspect, MC is photographer. As someone who has barely any knowledge of photography, I can clearly see the author has zero knowledge of photography. It's all made up. Think how sports in sports animes are shown compared to the actual sport but this does it worse.

I could go on for a while but I'd probably bore people.

This can be considered about average or a bit above when it comes to all BL novels. It gets somewhat infuriating though. NU's rating for this should be at ~4.2. The quality of this fits with other novels around there.

Bonus:

Spoiler

Quote by ML: I'm a cute girl with a huge dick.

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thisworldofmine1
thisworldofmine1 rated it
December 26, 2018
Status: c6
Ohmygod, I love it already! I'm just gonna go find the raws now...

The story is definitely unique, original and really comedic! The two leads met through coincidence and still do after multiple times and it's hilarious that the ML thinks the MC is his "pup"arazzi! I really suggest you to read another great BL story by Can't Play Chess!
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softmatcha
softmatcha rated it
October 25, 2019
Status: c134
Reading every update has been such a chore, I was forcing myself to skim just to be done with the story sooner. Unfortunately, I'll be dropping this before I can finish.

It starts with an intriguing premise but ends up being a very middling story that tries to be more than it actually is. Definitely lost its grounding along the way when you consider how increasingly absurd the family drama is, as well as how conveniently the plot paves the way for the leads' success.

Their "romance" revolves around immaturity and irresponsibility... more>> which makes their relationship by far more irritating than cute:

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They constantly bicker like children, purposefully turn off their phones or hang up on each other, will (want to) drop their duties and responsibilities to supposedly display how selfless they are in caring for the other party.

DQH is especially guilty of being emotionally manipulative and deceptive, but HB doesn't respond even remotely to DQH's childishness like an adult in his 20s, let alone the 30 year old he's supposed to mentally be. Especially after having lived through young adulthood once!

I don't know, from the author's writing I just get the impression that I'm reading about 2 teens playing house in grown-up shoes. DQH doesn't seem to carry any professionalism as an actor as he goes around and "sneaks" off a lot but somehow rarely gets noticed (or acknowledged for it). HB doesn't act like he's 30 and his photography skills are apparently so innately awesome he can cross industries and styles purely through solo field practice (for like 1 or 2 chapters) and a few hours of post-processing.

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So yeah, don't let the premise bait you into thinking it's an emotionally sweet story when it's just a running commentary of 2 kids bantering. <<less
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Tintl
Tintl rated it
January 27, 2019
Status: c8
So good, I def recommend it.

The MC is not super shameless and plagiarizing. He won’t steal opportunities which is refreshing. He has good comradeship with his friends.

The ML is really funny and two-faced without being overbearing or shameless. Its hard to describe the ML, but I can say he’s my favorite ML and I’ve read QWtFotD transltd by Kez-sama, HowtDieaHeavyaMountTai, Let me shoulder this Blame, NeedtoProposetoSevenMen, etc.
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PotatoCakes
PotatoCakes rated it
January 10, 2019
Status: Completed
The novel is a fluffy slice of life piece that tastes sweeter than a Starbuck frappucino. The story is told mostly through the perspective of both the MC and ML and gives equal focuses on each of their professional & personal lives. They start off pretty much in love with each other, so it's mostly just heartwarming romance.

I enjoyed the focus on their professions and their time apart from each other. It makes the world richer and more well-rounded. However, the author seems to have a lack of... more>> understanding of both photography and entertainment. Some of the descriptions seem unrealistic at times, but understandable since it's a light novel.

The characters themselves are not super well written, but still adorable. The MC is a stereotypical BL MC. Similar to other novels, the MC can be a bit of a princess at times and get mad beyond what is necessary. The ML loses 70 IQ points when it comes to the MC. He's supposedly making all kinds of grand schemes against his evil step-mother, but also blows up MC's phone everyday and acts like a man child when MC is around.

If you don't take things to seriously, it's a fun novel - would recommend. <<less
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IndusEla
IndusEla rated it
February 14, 2020
Status: Completed
Anyone who has given this masterpiece a rating below 4 stars is nuts.

It's one of the best BLs I've ever read and I haven't found anything like it. The slow romance is so damn worth it as both the leads go from being strangers to friends to lovers. It's beautiful. The progression of their affection is slow and steady and logical, it's everything I can ask for.

The mystery surrounding the ML's life is intriguing and as both of them solve with the help of all the damn well developed side... more>> characters is amazing. I loved it. Loved it.

This novel didn't strike any of my pet peeves, no yandere, no rape, no abrupt love at first sight, no "ML is better at every single thing than the MC", no stupid/naive/low IQ MC, no cold/aloof ML. The MC is good at his job and the ML is good at his own, both of them are experts at their own fields, not omnipotent and I loved that. ML's character is like a hedgehog, cute and lovely as hell when someone is past the shell he built up to protect himself. The MC is awesome as well.

I have finished this masterpiece and cried like a baby at the end. The ending was so good I genuinely, seriously, honestly cried. So f*cking good, damn. <<less
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Hundred Lilies
Hundred Lilies rated it
November 16, 2019
Status: c19
It's a little hard to continue reading when the MC and the ML is rather unlikeable. The MC is somewhat unnatural naive and ignorant of the world despite being reincarnated after dying as a 31 yr old. His innocent personality just doesn't correspond with someone who supposedly has lived in the adult society for quite a few years.
Then there's the ML who has a personality that no one in their right mind would ever fall in love with. He's a bully and gets pleasure from leading the MC around... more>> by the nose and to get the MC's attention, the ML, like a child craving attention by going through the wrong methods, does a lot of annoying things. That being said, it makes sense since he's craving for love (though he doesn't realise it yet), but it's just so.... childish that it aggravates me.

I'll continue reading for now, but both characters need some character growth asap and the novel needs some story development instead of going constantly back to the shou getting bullied by the gong. <<less
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Tutubitter
Tutubitter rated it
June 4, 2019
Status: c103
What to like about this novel:

Characters:

  • MC is hardworking and strives for success by his own abilities. He doesn't grab onto a golden thigh or steal other's opportunities.
  • MC is not portrayed too femininely. He is just that cute college guy you see walking by that always seems to be followed by sunshine anywhere he goes and exudes that refreshing scent.
  • ML is smart and cunning. But at the same time a puppy. He's the real puppy, not pup-arazzi. Yes, a two-face.
  • ML is a very sweet child. Yes, child. But only towards his love.
  • MC and ML's bonds with their friends are tight. Fun, reliable on needed times, and loyal. Your typical friendship you'd grow old with.
  • As for the villains, they aren't effin stoopid. Except the Qin daughter (Chunhua?). They're scheming sly foxes.
Story:

  • The way their relationship progresses is done very well. So far; Acquaintances, to friends, to close friends. You'll see step by step how they get attracted to each other and how they'll realise their feelings.
  • The feelings you'll get as you read is; sweet, fluffy, ray of sunshine, relatable, funny. Definitely not boring.
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Youkonos
Youkonos rated it
August 14, 2019
Status: c56
The story itself is nothing particularly special, but rather fun, making for a good light read. The translation, however, is extremely rough. While you can tell what's happening in the large part, it's rather painful to read and sorely in need of an editor. While the rate of update somewhat makes up for the poor quality, it still makes an average story painful to get through so take heed if you decide to pick this one up.
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FanGirlNoha
FanGirlNoha rated it
May 4, 2019
Status: c35
I've read the 8 translated chapters and MTLed through ch 35. This is a good read honestly. The relationship building is done quite well. There's no "love at first sight" bullshit, though the ML does feel something special for the MC since the beginning but it's not necessarily love. It takes quite a long time for him to understand his own feelings. ... more>>
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As for the MC, upto ch 35 where I've left it in the MTL, he is still quite clueless about his emotions. The ML has a sudden epiphany though, after a certain type of dream he has regarding the MC... cough... smexy dreams... cough...

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The MC and ML are also interesting because they're not the so called OP protagonists. (Although the ML is quite powerful and strategic, the MC is basically depending on his previous decade-long experience and talent. He's still not too OP though.) The side characters are interesting but I wish some characters were explored more since they have a lot of potential. Maybe it happens later on in the novel, so treat my view with a pinch of salt.

I could've written this after I was done with the whole novel but I REALLY wanted to rate this and give a review. I'm also starting to lose my patience with the MTL. So, I'm desperately hoping for the translator to start translating again. Or I hope someone else picks it up. Anyways, will give you updates if I can finish the MTL. <<less
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dwiggity95
dwiggity95 rated it
April 30, 2019
Status: Completed
Read through MTL and I love it.

The way their relationship progresses is A+ and the way they tie the loose ends is 👌

5 stars
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AliciaAlyss
AliciaAlyss rated it
December 28, 2018
Status: Completed
It's really good! The story itself is quite unique because of the photography theme. It's interesting!

These should be major spoiler?
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Spoiler

The story focused on two things : MC ML relationship, and ML's life. But it's relies more at ML's life which is full of revenge. MC 'trip' to the past basically is to help ML. Either to help his career or help his private life. At the end of the story, MC often go back and forth to the present and past. It's quite confusing with mtl, but I know that either ML from the past or present will have a good closure.

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Spoiler

Yeah, the present ML maybe won't die. He dreams that he met MC, but he doesn't remember it when he woke up. But he still feels a special feeling when he meet MC later. Those timeline is before he died. So it's a possibility he won't die. The story finished after that though. But it's still a relief.

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That's enough spoiler right?? You can read it yourself~ Oh, I rate this 4 because the revenge is too complicated and it drag too long. But I don't really mind it. <<less
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Emaris
Emaris rated it
December 24, 2018
Status: c5
This was so much fun! Interesting characters, actual challenges for the ML instead of the usualrich, powerful ML and an MC that seems so adult, yet some how cute at the same time. Looking forward to more chapters!!
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ElianaDiana
ElianaDiana rated it
December 23, 2018
Status: c4
I like how interesting the plot is, and the upright of MC's personality. It's still early in the story so I'm definitely in for the romances scene.

Thanks to translator-sama for picking up this novel!
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earlgreyt
earlgreyt rated it
February 14, 2020
Status: Completed
Childish!White-lotus!ML x Sarcastic!Tsundere!MC

A very unique combo!

What made this story stand out (amongst a gazillion other BL)...

  • There's no pressuring into a relationship; the MC and ML enter into one naturally from being friends.
  • There's a lot of tension and mutual cluelessness because BOTH protagonists did not realize that they were falling for each other at first. It's very cute and sweet.
  • The entire premise is super unique: the transmigrator is the MC and he has no idea why he transmigrated, but somehow ends up being the ML's best friend and support.
For the readers... more>> who criticized the ML for being stalkerish and overbearing, I can see how the translation made the original author's writing more heavyhanded in that aspect.

  • Comedy is difficult to translate correctly across languages and what would normally be comedic in a work of fiction can easily be viewed as harrassment if not handled well.
  • For future readers who want to give this a chance, do keep that in mind about the earlier scenes. The ML is not a sexual harrasser and I personally found the friendship/ relationship between protagonists very healthy and wholesome.
For readers who criticized the MC and ML for not acting their age...

  • Being a mature "adult" doesn't mean that one has to be serious all the time. I've seen people in their 20s and 30s act similarly between friends; that's the charm of friendships. You don't have to act "mature" around close friends if you don't want to, you can have fun in different ways without being judged for it.
  • Nevertheless, it's true that the MC and ML frequently hang up on each other, block each other on social media, and fake anger/pranks etc.
  • I've seen real life hilarious friendships interact the same way, so I didn't think it was unrealistic (though the frequency is definitely exaggerated in this novel for comedic reasons), but if the above is not your jam, then you should skip this novel.
A couple of things that were not my jam:

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  • So much face-slapping. I didn't mind this for random netizens, classmates, etc. because it was humorous and interesting, but the super crazy ML family antics just dragged on and on and on...
  • Literally things go from "oh that's awful" to "holy sh*t they must be aliens from outer space" and the IQ of cannon fodder villains related to the ML's family just get worse and worse and the random shit/people that get pulled are also super intense and drag on, and it becomes as convoluted as an international crime ring.
  • The translation doesn't have any proper page breaks, so you'll have lovey-dovey MC x ML one sentence and then crazy sh*t like comas, drugging patients, in the next sentence, so it's very abrupt and ruins the pacing of the novel.
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Otherwise, if you like a novel about adorable fluffy domestic husbands, showbiz/celebrities, and how the MC gets famous and becomes an amazingly respected photographer, this is a great story.

The translation isn't bad, it does a good job on converting many of the idioms into English. However, due to the fast speed of releases, there are a lot of errors, including mixed up grammar, tenses, and switching character names in the action. The tone for the translation is also not on point, which can cause misunderstandings with readers and the original chapters are split into 3-4 parts, which also causes some unnatural breaks to the original story's flow. <<less
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Tearlesereph
Tearlesereph rated it
December 23, 2019
Status: c200
This novel is super cute! He Bai (MC) gets thrown back a good ten years into the past without understanding why, somehow meets Qiuhe (ML) within the first week and from then on, it was fate! Their interactions are super cute, all the secondary and even tertiary characters are well fleshed out. You get to know and feel for the roommates, the assistants, the clientele He Bai meets, etc. One thing I was really impressed with was the technicalities. He Bai is a professional landscape photographer in his past life... more>> and in his "redo" he learns how to do portrait photography. With the reader, we learn a lot of technical aspects, lighting, technology, etc regarding photography. Normally with character careers, the authors usually don't go into details. It kind of made me want to try out with a camera myself, lol.

There's barely any angst, and any struggles the characters go through gets resolved quickly. Perhaps too quickly for some readers who are looking for their characters to undergo pain and suffering. I'm very happy with the story's progress though, when I escape into a novel, especially one set in modern times, I don't want to read any angst and pain. Just fluff and lots of face-slapping. <<less
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