Rebirth Turn

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Lu Yan wasn´t a second- or third-tier actor, not to mention a big hit, he wasn´t even half-red.

In fact, he has a good appearance and good acting skills, but he always lacks a little chance. However, every time an opportunity comes, it will always pass by for one reason or another.

Lu Yan always thought it was his bad luck, but only later learned that it was the villain who was to blame. He has always regarded the other party as a good friend and brother, but never thought that others would only regard him as a stepping stone.

Once reborn, he will no longer be dominated by others, and his own destiny should be in his own hands.

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The turn of rebirth
Vãn hồi
重生之转圜
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Recommendations
Rebirth of a Movie Star (1)
Superstar Aspirations (1)
Transmigrated Into a Big Boss to Snatch Away the Cannon Fodder (1)
Transmigrated into the Film Emperor’s Death-Seeking Fiance (1)
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LemonReads
New LemonReads rated it
July 11, 2024
Status: c47
I'm stopping here for a second. I may come back to it but so far I don't really like it.

This story is a bit different and I really do enjoy the romantic tension as it builds up. However, as a story as a whole and the relationship develops, I don't like it.

It's a rebirth entertainment danmei. A lot of entertainment danmeis tells about the MC's job. What roles they take and their public image. Very standard. Nothing so amazing. As with rebirth stories, they take roles that they didn't get... more>> in their previous life. There are some entertainment danmeis that the roles they take are actually very interesting and engaging, but this one is not one of those.

The first reason I don't like this story is how apathetic and unfeeling the MC is. He's reborn after finding out that his only friend had betrayed him all this time. The reason why he's so unpopular and poor is due to him. In his previous life, he didn't seem unfeeling. He just seemed humbled by his experiences. But after his rebirth, he's like whatever. He doesn't care. He doesn't even want revenge. He only wants to become a big star.

Spoiler

After all the chapters I read, I still don't really know why he's interested in showbiz. It just states that he likes to act. And obviously, our MC cannot only act, he can sing as well. He can also play instruments (violin mostly). He's got a personality and an all-rounder.

Anyways, because of issues with the ML's brother, MC signs in with ML's company with a very loose contract and he gets an amazing, well-known, agent. So basically, MC did nothing, but because of the ML's favorability, he gets an amazing head start as a "newcomer" to the industry.

What happened was the ML liked the MC, the first for his assuming 30 year old virg*n self, and offered to sponsor MC. ML's younger brother sponsors a lot of artists, so the ML probably got the idea from his brother. MC refuses, because he doesn't want to sell himself for benefits. ML's brother retaliated against MC and later ML apologizes with that contract as stated in the previous paragraph.

MC didn't sell himself, but he still got the benefits.

With his new agent, MC offers no opinions (except once because he knew that a script would be an international hit and a Cannes Award winning film). He lets his agent do everything because he trusts the agent's work. So basically, MC kind of does nothing. He doesn't seem to have any interests except being popular because that's what it means to be a "celebrity." Obviously, people will talk about him. He can't do anything about that. He also has a proper and right attitude, so he always saves people because it is correct to do so. Later, in an interview, he deliberately states that he would actually hesitate to save a guy though. He does this because a bit of "controversy" will help him be a better "star" to the public.

It just feels like, he has no emotions and is very robotic. But at the same time, he has his "dignity" because he doesn't sell himself.

Like no, my guy, you took the benefits and gave nothing back.

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The only thing that was enjoyable for me was the romantic tension. It was slow and you get to see more of the MC's backstory. His mom was crazy. Someone in the reviews state that MC seems very demis*xual (part of the ace spectrum). And I agree. I just think it's more as*xual by trauma. Not that it's a good representation, but it's nice to let more people know about asexuality. Actually, it'd probably be more like aromantic by trauma. but s*xual orientation is usually linked up and considered the same as romantic orientation.

Because of his mom, he never envisioned falling in love. He never wanted to. He refuses to be like that. So he has no interest in love and s*x. But the ML was very sincere and didn't seem to be a liar. In the beginning, MC actively refuses. and then later, he watches it like a hawk. There's a lot of trust issues and trauma from his mom.

As someone already stated (and the tags), the MC is the top. And I f*cking hate it. Now hear me out.

Spoiler

The tags say "Seme Protagonist" but reading it, the MC felt more like a shou/uke/bottom (however you want it). And honestly, it makes me uncomfortable, because it feels like the MC does like the ML, but doesn't trust him.

When I read this, I just saw the synopsis and went into it. I didn't know that the MC would be the top. So I had a very honest reaction to the plotline and characters for this romance. For reference, I love reading seme protag novels, but I don't review much since I'm usually on my phone and only made an account after the chapter links were blocked. So this hate I have is not due to MC being top.

Let's just start off with their first time together. ML originally wanted to sponsor the MC. So I knew that he envisioned topping the MC. I knew it. ML knew it. And the MC knew it. All three of us f*cking knew it.

But it is the moment they are in bed that MC turns ML over (or whatever, I don't remember the correct order but!) and touches his as*hole and asks if "this was okay?" The ML is a bit speechless and lets him continue. The ML feels embarrassed, uncomfortable, and a bit of pain. I felt bad for the ML because I kind of felt like he was manipulated into being that vulnerable.

Like I said. We all knew. Okay? If the MC didn't want to bottom, he should've said it before and not in the heat of the moment. The romance in this story runs on emotions and patience. And this scene made me very uncomfortable.

Previously, they were both pretty proactive in their kissing. And yes, the MC messed with the ML's chest. But I still thought the MC would be bottom. But I guess that's just the rule in gay literature. The person's whose nipples are s**ked on gotta be bottom. lol

ANYWAYS, here's the other part why I thought the MC would be bottom.

Because of his mom, the MC has issues. He doesn't want to fall in love and then be abandoned like his mother. His mom was crazy and would hate the MC for being the child of his father while he'd be bullied outside for being a "wild seed." And yet, his mom still obsessed over the MC's father.

The MC knew that if he were to fall in love, he'd be like that too. Obsessed. He was moved by the ML's actions, but it wasn't enough. He needed to know that the ML would never leave. He needed to know that the ML would choose him over the ML's younger brother.

It's unhealthy but he needs that.

I thought MC would be bottom, because I thought he could finally relax himself and let go. Just let himself be loved.

In addition, he needs so much to trust the ML. I thought after getting what he needed to feel secure, he would reward the ML with all his vulnerability.

Because, well, this romance ran on emotions and patience.

Anyways, I got none of that. I just felt like the MC manipulated/pressured the ML to be bottom in the heat of the moment and he didn't really trust the ML.

The ML gave all those benefits to the MC at work. He gave the MC his dignity of not being a sponsored artist. He was the one that constantly showed up and called the MC. The ML gave everything he could.

The MC took everything and gave nothing back.

It feels uncomfortable because this relationship feels very unequal. It's not that being bottom puts someone at a disadvantage in a relationship. It's the lack of vulnerability and trust from the MC.

Like if they were real people, I'd tell the ML to leave the MC. Just because he has trauma, it doesn't mean that the MC can't put in the effort for this relationship. You work so hard and act like a wife who is minding her husband and his emotions, while he gives you nothing before you even start the relationship. After the relationship starts, and after marriage, there are going to be more expectations of you while all the MC has to do is buy flowers one day. And that would apparently be good enough from the MC's side. That's not okay. You're gonna run dry and become bitter.

I honestly don't think even knowing that the MC was the seme before reading this would make me feel differently. I always just hate relationships that feel unequal. It could get better, but for now, IDK.

If he had no sad backstory, he'd just be scum. But he didn't ask for it, they all gave it to him on their own. And he asked, so it was okay for him to top. Like... stop! We all knew!

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I quickly gave this story a 3 star by mistake. IDK if my thoughts will change later.

It's the same kind of story just from a different perspective. So it feels different, but really it's not. IDK, maybe it does get better. But for now, I need a break because the MC literally does nothing. He doesn't seem to put in any effort towards anything except not being used himself. He just seems very emotionless. He doesn't seem to have passion and strong ambitions. He just does things because he says he wants it but it doesn't seem like he really wants it. He's very "moved" but he takes no action. All his actions seem like "well, this is correct." Perfunctory. <<less
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dd737
dd737 rated it
February 16, 2022
Status: Completed
Sigh... this story really hit the spot for me. It's not great, it's a cliché rebirth story. But, I could say that this novel is one of my favourites now.

The MC career is smooth sailing. There is almost no drama or challenge to MC's life after rebirth. Overall, this is a novel that will make you feel good. I recommend this novel for those who are tired of face-slapping kind of rebirth story.

What I really love the most from this novel is the relationship between the MC and ML. They... more>> both excellent men and I could only sigh as a single dog. Their love story is stable and mature. It was really satisfying to see this kind of relationship after reading too many yandere-ish ML/MC. Though, they both possessive to each other at certain extent, and it's not too much. Just the right portion.

Really, if anyone have recommendations of danme with similar relationship dynamic as Lu Yan and Su Mo, please tell me 🥺

Ah, also thank you for the translator-sama for your hardwork. I ended up mtl-ing this story just to pass the time, but ended up finding gold haha. I will certainly re-read this after the translation is completed. <<less
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peachtoplease
peachtoplease rated it
February 20, 2022
Status: Completed
This is a gem of chinese showbiz novel!

Lu Yan was betrayed by his best friend in last life. He had a car accident then rebirth to when he was in university. He start his new life with his polished skills that couldn't be used in last life. SuMo is a successful CEO and one of his subsidiary is entertainment company. He chased LY very politely and not forcing him at all (guys this is rare for CN ceo vs actor novel) They took their time to build a good relationship.... more>> That's the main reason I rated this 5 stars although the main plot are general. LY is reasonable, frank and hard-working, he was raised by single mom too. The detail about showbiz is good too. If you like showbiz novel, you can't miss this story at all cost.

Spoiler

-When they have a relationship, LY never intend to hide his sexuality and relationship from the start. Although he want to publicized it when he was successful enough to be worthy of SM. I kinda impressed with that.

-LY dad family, I just love how he deal with them. He never want to get in touch with his scum dad family because he think It's a disgrace. It's very much real as I'll do that too if I were him.

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Qwex
Qwex rated it
June 2, 2022
Status: c60
Pros:

  • ML was VERY respectful while chasing MC. He wasn't obtrusive, he just appeared in front of MC from time to time. He respects MCs boundaries. 10/5 this was very well done.
  • Both MC and ML enjoy their s*xual relationship. You know, as opposed to "a character says that he is not in the mood but his partner proceeds anyway" or "a character was f*cked into unconsciousness while begging for the other to stop".
  • Demis*xual protagonist. While MC gave an excuse "I am not into men" for not wanting to date ML, it was just that: an excuse. In reality he was not sure what he finds attractive since he was never interested. He fell in love with ML only after they knew each other for a whole year and he liked him as a person first.
  • Bis*xual side character is treated with respect. MLs brother is openly bis**ual, has a history of dating a lot of people of both gender, and no one makes any derogatory comments about it. (I've read enough chinese BL novels to be very surprised by the lack of biphobia and slut-shaming).
Cons:

  • Plot. I've read a half of the novel, so far it is just MC having a smooth sailing in career. No obstacles to overcome, no new things to learn. No, he already is a very skilled actor who is on par with a movie emperor who has 20+ years of experience (despite never having any important roles in his first life. Where did he learn such great skills?).
  • Characters. Both MC and ML are very boring characters. MC is always composed, always knows what to say, never loses his cool. He is a great actor, singer, violin player. ML is even less emotional than MC. Both of them are not cold, just bland. It is not interesting to follow them. Side characters are not worth mentioning.
  • Pacing. While MC and ML knew each other for a year, because of frequent timeskips it felt like a couple of months.
s*x scenes are fine. On the level of what you find in a regular fanfic (complete with using body fluids as lube). Just so you know what to expect, lol.

Despite some strong pros, for me, they do not make a good story. I have no patience reading about virtually nothing.
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lightmoon22
lightmoon22 rated it
April 20, 2022
Status: c48
The story is very ordinary

- the most strong aspect about it is the couple relationship

the MC toke his time to know and fall in love with ML, The ML was very respectful when pursue the MC and he never rush him.

... more>> -The most boring aspect about the story is work

it's repeated process from the beginning to end with the same dialog

the thing that make me stop reading this story, like so many rebirth stories the MC don't find it wrong taking future opportunity from other people, which is common things in a lot of rebirth stories the key is how the MC go about it
Spoiler

the MC take a role in a movie which he know will won a big time and the lead actor in it will receive also big importing awards, that why he accept the role later he meet and work with the person he take the opportunity from him the MC felt tiny guilt about it and nothing else, he give himself many excuses that what he did is nothing wrong with it. I felt sorry for the person whose future luck was stolen from him especially known that role was turning point for that person. I couldn't feel the MC after this

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qeesa
qeesa rated it
March 13, 2022
Status: Completed
I’m giving this 5 star for 2 reasons:

  1. Gong protagonist
  2. Smut
It‘s been a while since I‘ve read a long-ish danmei with smut in the showbiz category (the other ones off the top of my head are „Superstar Aspirations“ and „Fanservice Paradox“). I love Su Mo‘s approach in his love for Lu Yan and I find their relationship to be a bit relatable to me, since I am also around their age (25-ish) and how they manage their relationship between careers are pretty similar to how I do irl.

It’s a pretty comfy and... more>> chill read and if you’re around my age-demography, I think you’d enjoy this a lot. <<less
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urpapi
urpapi rated it
March 13, 2022
Status: Completed
I mainly prefer reading dog-blood novels than fluff 'cause I wanna be ab*sed definitely not a masochist. Well, anyways.

Imma give this 5 stars!!!

As I said, i prefer reading abusive plot a lot 'cause I find fluffy a bit boring and cliche but was hooked up by this novel, at first I said 'Why aren't ya' going to get revenge? Aren't the purpose of Rebirth is to make those ppl rip what they sow' and so on. What the hell, anyways I kinda understand when the plot progress, I like... more>> Mc's attitude A LOT he's calm, rational, hard working, and sexy and ML is patient, know to play his cards well and would do anything for his lover it melts me 'cause ML has some characteristics that suits my taste... like OMGJSJSHHSNSJSJ. Although the Mc's career is so smooth that I doubt life, what can I do? it's a novel shshhaushs.

Over all, It's good although I read it in chinese site and with the help of google although translation kinda confusing It's still good.

What I'm dissatisfied about is the spicy scenes! they did it a couple of times and it was suuuupeer cliff hanger, when I read the first and second passionate scene I was like 'Ohhh lala~' and when the third scene passion come and it was describing the scene and was cut off by (...) The next morning when Su Mo wake up etc.

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But I didn't lose hope and thank the heavens 'cause when the next detailed one I read they did in the car (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ✧ I dunno if I remember wrong or right there's only 5 or 6 detailed bed scene.

Well definitely recommend if yer' into fluffy plot w/ smooth sailing career and in love department too with a little ups and down. <<less
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WallEyeKnee
WallEyeKnee rated it
April 20, 2022
Status: Completed
I originally was going to give this a 3 stars when I reach chapters 20s. It was the same old route Reborn character comes back and get his revenge and rebuild his life. This is what I expected but the what my expectation is the faceslapping and more. But by chapters 20s don't even think about faceslapping, the MC never even struggled at all, it wasn't even that little villain who got stomped in one chapter who did MC in. It was the the freaking elevator who caused an accident... more>> which made MC missed an important event in his life. Then comes all the introductions and back ground stories of these cannon fodders directors and actors that we don't really needed, because they take a whole chapter and more. Even the Films background stories and dialogues, character analysis doesn't need this much space. I find myself skim through these because it wasn't important to the novel at all. Since they keep making films anyway. You don't even remember what they were because they will be hardly be ever mentioned again. So it was a repeat cycle than you eventually skim through alot and find it abit untolerable.

But here's the fun parts which I find myself up the the 5 stars review.

Omg MC is actually the Gong and the domineering president is actually the bottom, how rare is that, I was pleasantly surprised, I been reading alot of these types of stories the only one time when this happened. It was great MC is taking the lead and it was great.

MC always gives ML some good romantic moments, you always see these people usually do the eat together, go to movies, go to hotel PAPAPA and that's it but MC provides you singing live to ML in a studio with his love song, plays violin for him personally, take time to bring costumes to their room to play ancient marriage scenes with ML, professing his love in public in all sort of clever ways without making ML uncomfortable. I love it.

MC and ML has such a good dynamic and chemistry, alot of times I would get bored of people saying the same things and boring uninteresting love words. But here the interactions between the two feels so sweet, comfortable and pleasant. I never get bored of their interactions, it always feel refreshing. I love them both alot.

Also a major fact, MC actually win more than couple awards, I mean how rare is this, usually we get one or two right at the ending and thats it and called it a wrap. But here there's progression and a sense of achievement! You really see how MC grow by watching his achievements, you don't feel it like it's repetitive, it feels refreshing.

You know also ML change from domineering president to lovey lovey housewife it was really interesting. They are so sweet together, there's never misunderstanding or anger between the 2. They are go so well together. One of the best couples in this kind of genre! (The author also try to make them a comedy duo later with extra !s he keep adding to their sentences, that I didn't take them serious anymore when they at some point lol. <<less
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