Pastel Colours

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Song Ran is an illustrator for children’s books. He has pastel arts, a pastel personality, and a pastel life. One day, he met four-years-old Bubu. Bubu and his father, who has an A+ for success, wealth, and looks, but a F- for childcare, stumble into Song Ran’s world just like that. When fairy tales meet a lonely child, when warm-toned 8012A meets cool-toned 8012B; this is a story about family and love.

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scrapsd
New scrapsd rated it
October 15, 2021
Status: Completed
Really deserving of its high rating! This reminds me of Love Delusion, where the MC has a past trauma and the ML swoops in and saves/rehabilitate the MC, though unrealistic, both are very sweet. Both MC and ML are really cute together, though if I were to nitpick, the whole novel spans 17 days, which is really less to even get to know someone, yet you can say they were fated to be together.
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unexpectedly ml's daddy kink tho

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jealisu
jealisu rated it
August 29, 2020
Status: Completed
GOD reading this novel is so. Worth. IT!!

Honestly I kind of wish it was longer, but the pacing was so well done that I don't mind too much. This novel actually has realistic writing about LGBT, child-raising, learned helplessness, obsessive compulsive behaviors, etc. Most amazingly, neither MC and ML are in denial about their sexuality!! The ML even talks about sexuality being a spectrum, and there are some side characters who are also LGBT or allies. I've gotten so used to the "I'm straight but you're okay" bullsh*t that this... more>> was like a rare imperial delicacy...

The smut was pretty awesome, too. Read for voice-con, phone sex, daddy kink, and wholesome s*x. The big scene where MC loses his v-card to the ML is delicious, even in MTL form. The build-up was super hot, too. I could not recommend this enough.

Finally, the emotional pay-off for this novel makes this even more of a must-read. Both the MC and ML, and even the baby boy have great character development, and its easy to appreciate the ways that they make each other better and happier. This novel may not make you cry, but your heart will WRENCH. From the summary and the first few chapters, you may not expect how serious and psychological this story can get. The healing process for each character is touching. <<less
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Myouki
Myouki rated it
October 4, 2020
Status: --
I haven't finish reading this, but I can't wait to write some review on this amazing gem.

How amazing this is? This novel is my starting point of read by MTL-ing (I hate MTL the most, but this novel makes me want to finish it soon). And even with MTL, they managed to make me cry.

Character

  • I really don't expect MC to be written that way. Beneath that Pastel Colours, hid some realistic tragedy. And (like other reviewer point out) he's really positive. His self-loathing is kinda 'refreshing'. In the middle of the overconfident, OP MC, he's really feels grounded. I can feel connected to him at some point, and that makes me appreciate this novel more.
  • ML is the one that really bring MC self-confidence. His view on many thing really mature, and that's how you write a mature character! He's not without flaw (he'll be boring if that happens). At first, I really want to punch him hard. How dare he hurt our lovely MC that way! But...
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    his relationship reveal is really sweet. Sugary sweet. I really can't punch him if he's that sweet. And that video conference thing makes me cry happily.

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  • MC's child. The reason why he's exist really surprised me, in a good way. He's really mature FOR HIS AGE. The author doesn't exaggerate how mature he is. Sometimes for BL (or straight) novel with child at the center of the story, the author makes them do everything that impossible for their supposed age. And that's always bummed me.
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    I love how the author write about his loneliness. With a pure and heavy atmosphere. And I love how MC told ML that the only place where the children always obedient is the orphanage. It's really brilliant how the author using Bubu to tell us the story of young Song Ran. He's there for plot and characterization. Not just for 'awww' moment.

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  • The cat and the little robot. Wish my cat that cute. The author really using them, not just for emphasize how great the ML, how cute the MC.
Psychological and LGBT Issue

  • The author handle many of it awesomely. It looks like they do some research.
  • The trauma is realistic. I've seen that kind of trauma in real life. And the onset really well written. It serve as a heartwrenching moment, character development, and plot. It's rare for Chinese author to handle this issue that delicately. They don't exaggerate it, and serve that as a pitiful point for MC. While all the issue makes the MC more 'pitiful', but it the author write it as something that makes him him.
  • I really appreciate how ML handle that issue. He acknowledge it, and using everything in his power to make MC better. He did what he did not only because he has the power, but because he's genuinely love MC and wants to flaunt him to the world. Not using MC to flexing all of his power and wealth.
  • I kinda wish MC's issues not really go away after that one moment with ML. Or that part written a bit more. While it's still awesome, how unrealistic 'the therapy' really throws me out of loop.
  • One of the best LGBT chinese novel. I kinda wish they make this into c-drama. The side character really awesome too. While almost all the pair here gay or lesbian, the author write it realistically.
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    Such as the desire to have children, and how far Bubu's mother goes for it.

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    They're not just for author's perversion.
Relationship and Sex

  • The s*x is delicious. And with a lot of feelings. And with a lot of uwu.
  • While the relationship actually a bit too quick, the author wrote it in the way it doesn't feel that way. They using hours and days to tell the story, it's a clever way to use chapter to cut one long day.
  • It's natural. Love how ML as the mature one handle the relationship and guide MC through the labyrinth of it.
  • There's no unnecessary drama. There's no unnecessary misunderstanding. There's no unnecessary third wheel.
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    Bubu's mother, the third wheel material, surprisingly lesbian.

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This novel is really a hidden gem.

While I haven't finish it yet, this novel managed to make me give it 5 stars. There's a bit of question and potential plothole. But, maybe I'll complain about it after I finish this novel.
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lizabernal96
lizabernal96 rated it
July 13, 2020
Status: Completed
This novel is very good, and the last chapter and the extra chapters has the smut scenes between the MC and ML (is written in detail), is so romantic. This novel has everything; romance, BL and smut, I love this novel and is easy to read.
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Killgore
Killgore rated it
October 27, 2020
Status: Completed
This novel is so worth it!! It's honestly a hidden gem.

PLOT

The Plot has to be one of the best I have read in such a short story. It's consistent and the characters have depth. Their conversations are so wholesome. Sure they got together really fast but the author wrote it in such a way that you won't feel like it. There is also smut. The interactions are so wholesome and there are no unnecessary villains or such. Even BuBu's mother did not make much of a fuss and only... more>> came up for a chapter. Even the LGBTQ part is considered very well. I think there was M-preg part though I am not sure cuz the MTL may have f*cked that up.. It may have been an alternate universe or something - Not sure.

CHARACTERS

The characters are so GOOD! Their are 3D and the interactions of their family + Little Q and Cat. Song Ran behind his positive shell has a trauma which honestly made me tear up a bit. The way the ML handled it is also so awesome. We see how BuBu improved and ML rectified his actions and realized his mistakes and all of it just makes the book so much more better.

I can't wait to read the TL'd version again because like I told this book is honestly so god and it needs more readers! <<less
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YellowNoodle
YellowNoodle rated it
July 28, 2020
Status: Completed
Pastel colors is exactly like its name; soft, fluffy, and very cute.

However, beneath these soft colors is the MC's past trauma and the ML's mistake.

But have no fear, the author implements communication to its best among both the leads, giving us readers a satisfactory and drama free story.

This is a very fluffy, simple, and short read (with great s*x ;D).

Enjoi and Adieu!

5/5
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darkchocolatesan
darkchocolatesan rated it
June 27, 2021
Status: Completed
Feeling kind of conflicted between 3 or 4 stars, but in the end decided to round down. I really really liked the novel in the first half and thought it was so cute, but not gonna lie in the second half it started feeling a little like a bad fanfic.

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I started getting these vibes after they got together, and I really tried to overlook them because I really liked the premise of the novel. But (1) they keep on getting horny at random and slightly absurd times, (2) MC has childhood trauma and they try to heal the trauma through unrealistic means, and (3) there was an instance where the MC very clearly rescinded consent but the ML continued, and though unfortunately this isn't uncommon in novels, the part that really had me go "yikes" was that the MC said he didn't deserve to be able to rescind consent. You can tell that the author meant the scene to be sexy but even though the MC and ML clearly have a good relationship, that one line made me very uncomfortable. The translator addressed both the second and third points thankfully, but even then all of these things are very characteristic of fanfics written by teens or anyone who doesn't have a great understanding of a healthy relationship.

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The romance definitely feels a little unrealistic,
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The falling in love and meeting in-person parts could have been fleshed out a little better.

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which I guess is typical in a lot of novels, but compounded with the bad fanfic vibes, it started to feel a little unsettling in the second half of the novel.

Honestly I still really like the premise of pastel illustrations and wish that the author had stuck to it/developed it more.

Spoiler

-and not have made the characters so exaggeratedly horny.

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Akibaby
Akibaby rated it
April 2, 2021
Status: Completed
This is the second novel by Nineteen Jade I'm reading, every time I feel like I'm being pulled into a different world. The descriptions are always so vivid in my mind, I can visualize, smell, feel the surroundings, the atmosphere leading to events are really important.

Unlike PM which was more tragic and made me cry a lot, this one was a slow burn that dealt with past traumas, self-awareness and putting pride aside for character growth. I enjoyed this one, Bubu was so adorable! MC & ML had such a... more>> strong connection in such a short time, yet when you read you'll be able to understand why.

The slow burn aspect.. It hurt me personally.. But I'm so thankful for ML, holding MC close and accepting his darkness. Honestly, it is not easy.. Yet he slowly yet cautiously helped MC heal in his own way. MC was headstrong in his values, he understood the importance of issues easily overlooked, and tried to hold his own wounded heart, despising being pitied. ML he.. Was confident in himself, but when he realized his wrongs he matured even more from it and strived to be a better father, and learned how to truly love and care for MC for his all. I liked all the details that breathed life and vibrancy to the story, the cats, the products, the scenery, conversations, the hard to touch on topics.. Just wow.

I'm a big fan! <<less
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_shinigami_
_shinigami_ rated it
August 22, 2020
Status: Completed
the romance is pure fluff and cotton candy.

Yet despite that one can't help but want to give a hug to MC for his past and to pat ML for accepting his mistake and acknowledging it. Like the one hundred question the leads are different from each other but they complement each one so perfectly.
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ChelseaViolita
ChelseaViolita rated it
August 14, 2020
Status: Completed
Short and sweet. Really love this novel! It's so fluffy, touching (yes I cried so many times T^T) and adorable (especially the bun!).

I loved the positivity of the MC.
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Despite having past trauma, he was still willing to face life positively. Despite the betrayal that he faced in the past, he still treated people genuinely.

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Such a loveable character. It's great that he found his happiness eventually <3

As for the ML, he is so smexy (nosebleed ͡°  3 ͡°). He is a great man, really. I love the way he solved every problem that he had with the MC (just minor stuff, it's not those dog blood misunderstandings). He loved to tease the MC as well, and their interaction was so adorable <3.

And most importantly there are quite a few smutty scenes too which is a major plus point! (At least for me (͡Ⓘ ᴗ ͡Ⓘ))

For those who love buns and fluffy novels and smutty scenes, you should give this novel a try! It's gonna worth your time (trust me).
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Devrai
Devrai rated it
September 21, 2021
Status: c46
It was a 5 star until the smut. The smut wasn't bad but the story lost its charm and the fluffy warmth that captured me.

This story is a slice of life that plays out in only 17 days. MC and ML only meet face to face on day 16. I especially liked how the writer was able to create this warmth and closeness with them being separated by 10000 km. The more devastating I felt when the writer changed the style later on.

The MC has a rather unstable personality and... more>> depending on the readers own experiences there will be parts you either resonate with or feel uncomfortable. There is a part some might take as a flippant personality or capricious when he (sub) conscious tests ML on how much of his dark side is tolerable to him but this part struck me somewhat with nostalgia. When I was young and insecure I did something similar so the fiction came real to me... also a part when he was sick and he made himself depressed with overthinking.

At some parts the writer captured reality close but sometimes there were stumbling stones that tore me out of the flow.

So I did like this for the greater part but I dislike the decline further in. So it's between 5 and 3 stars for me. <<less
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Mogure.v
Mogure.v rated it
August 29, 2021
Status: c42
For around two third of the story, full 5 stars. MC's lovable, ML's great, and the kid was adorable throughout the novel. I loved reading MC and ML's conversations.

The rest, it kinda went downhill—I'd say 3-4 stars, mainly because of (minor spoiler?) ... more>>
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how the author poorly handled MC's mental illness and a few of ML's behaviors to MC since they got together.

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You'll know what I'm talking about when you get there.

I'd really love to let these things slide, but I just couldn't. It dragged me out of my immersion in the story and also made me a bit uncomfortable. The ending was ok though, so there's that xD

I gave out 4 stars because the kid was extremely adorable and actually acted like his age for once; plus their MC-ML-kid dynamics early on were great as well. Translations are excellent, too!

Overall, it's still a fun read, though I kind of lost interest in the last few chapters and just skimmed through it. I haven't read the extras and honestly, I don't think I will. <<less
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wasififi
wasififi rated it
May 9, 2021
Status: Completed
This novel was really good. It had a Protagonist who had insecurities and obviously had to deal with them.

The book is very lovey dovey, funny and just makes you feel good. It's the type of book that makes you believe in love. (I know how cheesy that sounds but it's true)

Most of the character devolpement came from the MC. He learned to face his insecurities, while also open up to people

... more>> The romance was built up through interactions. Plus their were some really funny misunderstandings.

The ML, also changed and improved (albeit slightly) so thats a plus <<less
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rcika
rcika rated it
May 1, 2021
Status: c39
Absolutely amazing!! The development of the story was done so well, especially the transitions between mc's trauma/conflicts and how MC and ML work their way through it. Honestly, this novel is one of the few realistic bls in a modern setting. I dont know it's just really good. Go read it already ^ ^
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Ouryane00
Ouryane00 rated it
March 9, 2021
Status: c30
The MC is so precious! What I love about this novel is how the MC and ML argued about how to raise the kid at some point and it was such a heated argument, it touched a lot of points and I think this is a really unique aspect in novels.

I just -1 star this because it was really really good for like up to chapter 15/20 but then the novel took a sudden romantic turn from being a slow burn to a quick one - Like wait... what... they... more>> already got together??! That kind of feeling. There were some vague explanation about it but imagine! They just met for like 5-10 days and the MC didn’t even know how this guy looked, his other information and all they did was talk through the phone. I get that there were circumstances that made them feel closer but I just find that romantic development so abrupt. I wish there were more chapters before they got together because I think the MC deserves more assurance and to also confirm that MC isn’t just attached to the ML because he’s looking for his dad’s shadow or something
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tho I think they do dwell on that when I MTLed cause MC called ML “dad” in bed

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shouahang58
shouahang58 rated it
December 29, 2020
Status: Completed
hmmmm.... I did not enjoy the romance much.

although I love the interaction of MC and the kid, the romance was fast when both MC and ML never even met, they knew each other for like half a month without seeing each other and started dating. And right on their first official meeting of face to face, they did the snu snu. too fast with no feelings.
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Sisithatlikestoread
Sisithatlikestoread rated it
December 5, 2020
Status: Completed
Okay first note: I MTLed this before and am just now reviewing.

So actually, interesting story! So I'm not completely sure, but I am sure at least 80% that I was the one who recommended this to be translated by MTL Novels lol~

In any case I absolutely love this cutesy novel, full of fluff and sometimes angst. You can obviously see the character development in both of the main characters! I find this novel especially heartwarming and it's also pretty short (kinda too shirt for my liking lol xD) so I... more>> would recommend it for sure!

*Sigh* I truly have to reread it when it's completely translated. There's a difference between proper TL and MTL after all~~♡

Go read it! <<less
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nctzen
nctzen rated it
March 3, 2021
Status: Completed
This story is just simply amazing. I dont care what your preference in novels is but this nivel will still satisfy you. A hot sneak peek that I like is
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the daddy kink in here is strong af🥵

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Overall extremely recommended🤍
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diemie84
diemie84 rated it
January 23, 2021
Status: c23
I love this novel so much. Internal feeling, misunderstanding. There are some chapter make me cry so much. And then thinking, this kind of things actually happen in real life. So it's make me more sad.
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ylial
ylial rated it
December 8, 2020
Status: c43
The story is good. There are heart warming, heart wrenching and smut scenes. The ML is realistically portrayed but it too perfect (face, personality, financial) to be true. You wouldn't even have expected his sad past. Probably the only flaw I saw was
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When the ML asked the MC to count before seeing him. I find it abrupt. In reality, u can't do that immediately or the person with psychological problem might get aggravated. Although the ML wants to cure the MC, You need to slowly deal with the psychological problem of that person.. Person with psych problem is very sensitive and emotional (as portrayed in the first few chapters), that's why I'm wondering why of the sudden scene of near the end

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Nokiyoh
Nokiyoh rated it
October 10, 2020
Status: Completed
Amazing!

It has everything that I want and wishes are there in one package well written and well fleshed out, I'm truly amazed at how good it is.
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