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Xu Zheyi is a 30 year old actor. Abandoned by his friend after co-signing a loan, he was burdened with a massive debt. Without any foreseeable way out, he was reduced to acting in a gay AV in order to make enough money and pay off the debt.

Ruka is a twenty-some year old popular AV actor. He lost a bet when he was drunk and had to act in a gay AV.

The two men cross paths during filming. Be prepared for a sweet, funny, sexy ride!

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萤幕拍档
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Latest Release

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01/13/18 Translating Tolerably c1
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Nyxx
Nyxx rated it
April 3, 2019
Status: c31
If I summed my feelings for this story up:

After reading this I could die happily many times over. 😊😊😊
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YoriMei
YoriMei rated it
March 18, 2019
Status: c31
Like everyone else, I think its a good story with some pretty good realism. I liked how there was a realistic period of denial before his complete acceptance of being gay! Or at least, gay for Ruka. I also wanna give some extreme praise to the translator, who basically MTLs it and then edits it into something coherent. It’s impressive honestly!
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Kaylee
Kaylee rated it
March 17, 2019
Status: --
damn damn damn

I give this story 5star!!!

It's not too long and too short.

... more>> The bottom and top characteristics are not your cliche stereotype of bottom and top, definitely making this story much more interesting. Arent you just tired with the cliche bottom and top? I've read 4/5 BL novel, and I am tired of the typical characteristis.

It ends at the right intersection, tho the ending is a bit.... rush.

Usually, I dont really like to read more about the support characters, but since the author was detailing them a bit at first, I was a bit disapointed that the author didnt write more about them. <<less
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twilly
twilly rated it
March 10, 2019
Status: --
First off, kudos to the translator for her great work and fine taste in novels. The translation is very natural and seamless.

Please don't be put off by the GV aspect--the summary almost makes it sound like an in-depth exploration of the "blackening" of a white lotus as he is forced into the vicious, sordid world of the adult entertainment industry. It is most emphatically not that. In fact, this is a sweet, delightful confection filled with comical misunderstandings, domesticity, and just gosh-darn wholesomeness. The GV in question is basically the... more>> purest, least shady adult video in existence. And the xx scenes are ACTUALLY GOOD! I could just cry.

I want to take a moment to emphasize this point, because how rare is that? This is legit the first danmei novel I've read where the xx scenes are legit hot and the dumbass tropes we're all familiar with aka "shou faints from lack of oxygen while kissing", "no lube needed because the gong's fiery passion will sufficiently lubricate his oversized jj/the shou's ass is mysteriously secreting fluid even if it's not an abo", "shou falls unconscious in the middle of getting xx'edand can't get out of bed for the entirety of the next day because the gong is just~so fierce and overbearing~", etc, do NOT appear at all. Like, I have read novels that I loved and I just quietly accepted these scenes thinking that they were just the way things written in danmei novels, but this story proves otherwise. Thank you, author! Just for that, I would have rated this a freaking 5/5. But the xx scenes do not merely avoid these awful, anatomically-incorrect tropes! They are actually incredibly hot and sensual, the best I have read in a danmei. I wonder if the fact that this is Taiwanese plays a role in it. If so, I really hope more Taiwanese danmei gets translated.

Now back to the novel: if this was just a pwp, it would still be excellent. But there's actually plot and characterization! The MC is a really simple, practical person. Just from the summary alone, we already know that he's a small-time actor who gets buried in debt because he got played by a friend. Honestly speaking, if this were another type of novel, he could have been portrayed as a tragic figure. But instead of treating this horrible betrayal as a cataclysmic event that throws him into despair, the author just shows him quietly doing his best to accept it and take the most practical solution to this problem, which is acting in a gay p*** film. He never sits around wailing to all and sundry about his troubles, waiting for somebody to rescue him. He just gets up and does what has do be done. ML at first seems like a cold, overbearing-president type, but he's full of pleasant surprises and I ended up liking him so much more than I thought I would.

I don't want to spoil this story any further as it's so short (sadly) that I'd end up summarizing the whole thing at this rate, so I'll just say that both MC and ML are really lovable, decent, admirable people who are in a healthy, respectful, loving relationship. Think about how unusual those adjectives a typical danmei and you'll see what a rare delight this pure cinnamon-roll of a novel is.

Please do yourself a favor and give this novel a try. (ノ◕ヮ◕) ノ*:・゚✧ <<less
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mahhtyn
mahhtyn rated it
March 6, 2019
Status: Completed
I looked at the description of this book several times and hesitated to read it because I was worried it would be filled with angst. I'm so glad I didn't let the title or description deter me. The smut was so so sexy and the fluff is super sweet. It quickly became a favorite of mine. Highly recommend!
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bmb
bmb rated it
March 1, 2019
Status: c31
If you are looking for something cute, funny, with smut and with a not too long story, this is your novel. I think this is one of those novels, like an average type, that you don't absolutely love in the same level as others but it's simple and you have a good time reading it.
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Waterylime
Waterylime rated it
February 19, 2019
Status: c31
Do you to the description I originally thought the story was going to suck. But it turned out to be a really sweet and totally smutty story. I definitely recommend this for a quick sweet read.
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Rukachi
Rukachi rated it
February 2, 2019
Status: Completed
Aw this was so cute and fluffy. Also extremely hot. It was indeed very fast so if you’re looking for plot, lol there’s none. A cute pick me up for any day though! You won’t regret it if you’re looking for something to put a smile on your face.
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Dyna23
Dyna23 rated it
February 1, 2019
Status: c31
What a wonderful short story! Fluffy, smutty and realistic. I loved it. Thank you for translating!!☺
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mriasbrina
mriasbrina rated it
December 28, 2018
Status: --
I'll be completely honest. I'm the type of person who judges a novel based on the novel description so when I first found out about this novel, I skipped it just because I felt I wouldn't like it despite the high ratings. The only reason why I read it was because I was browsing the translator's website and I forgot that I've come accross this novel before.

THANK GOD I DID!!

This novel is so good! The only downside was that it was too short. I wanted MORE!
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BobChan
BobChan rated it
December 21, 2018
Status: c31
There are no words to describe how cute the two are! I highly recommend reading this as it is a good read, it not only shows the elevation of the two’s love but also the visible struggles that a person may have on their relationship.

Although the beginning can be hard to get through, one because of the MC’s thinking and two, because of the ML, it is actually worth it. The two did not start on a ‘fall in Love at first sight’, and ironic as it maybe... they fit... more>> the role they had applied for~ Best of all... Those smut scenes are a gracious gift from the heavens to us, rotten people!!! Caution that the terms used can be... Very explicit causing major nosebleeds or squealing (but it’s worth it you know?)

Story Rating: 4/5

Character Rating: 4/5

Development Rating: 3.5/5

Total Rating: 4/5

A major thank you for Kleeps for the amazing translation!!! <<less
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alamerysl
alamerysl rated it
November 25, 2018
Status: c31
This was an absurdly sweet romance. Despite the setting (I usually avoid this trope, in fiction and in fanfic), there's really nothing icky about the relationship between the main characters. Instead, their interactions develop naturally and the main drama comes from the MC getting over his internalized homophobia.

Overall, this novel is gentle and sweet with spicy smut scenes and is just a pleasant joy to read.
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irrykat
irrykat rated it
November 21, 2018
Status: c31
Not a bad read at all! I was a little nervous considering the AV setting and the issue of the MC's debts, but thankfully everything's more or less consensual. Much of the drama really is in the MC's psyche, as he struggles to come to terms with his attraction to the ML, his sexuality, and more. The ML is also quite cute, and though he pursues the MC, he's not yandere or anything like that. You really end up rooting for them a couple.

Also the smut was A+.

A shout-out to... more>> the translator as well. The prose was pretty fluid and there were very few mistakes, all minor and non-impacting readability. They really did an excellent job, especially since s*x scenes can be pretty difficult. Kudos! <<less
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procrastination_day
procrastination_day rated it
November 18, 2018
Status: Completed
This was a little unexpected for me. Unexpected in the sense that the story telling was way better and more thoughtful than what I expected. I'd gathered that it was more than smut, but still...

It's so good, I'd give it a high review even if it didm't belong to the smut tag. I say this because usually I have very low expectations for this genre in terms of good and moving tory telling, so whenever they have a little essence beyond s*x it deserves a little star, while I have... more>> more stringent requirements for other genres. That said they rarely get 5* stars

4* in terms of pure story telling: The backstories of the MC, though described simply is relevant to the characters experiences, struggles and perceptions. Which results in letting him conquer the wound in his heart withoyught making the affaire unrealistically mellow dramatic. The struggles and experiences come of as genuine yet there is a sene of humble simplicity that give enough realism to this story to allow it to stand on such a high level of story telling.

Side characters though not described in great detail play a relevant role in the story in terms of allowing character growth and adding to the faded bitter-sweetness of reality, while also playing the typical 'spurs on with jealousy card' on the ML and MC.

The smut: The smut is very detailed, different from others of it's kind that I have read where the phisical acts are sort of glossed over or exchanged with metaphors. A lot of descriptions of the characters emotional experiences of both the s*x and the surrounding environment is added and stays true to the conflicts of the protagonist up until that point and its after effects are concise in their influence on the character development.

To summaries: The story telling beyond the smut give a very warm and sweet feeling that comes with hurt and growth, while the smutt is solid and comes of as real.

A good read which might well leave you pleasantly surprised. <<less
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Scaranpannoir
Scaranpannoir rated it
November 14, 2018
Status: Completed
This is a story that will give you diabetes XD with a healthy dose of smut. It's straight to the point, no random plot twists nor random drama nor random detours, sweet and fluffy, read this while eating marshmallow (or tofu, I love tofu), and enjoy.

It also takes on a realistic view, I recommend this, go read it if you're searching for your perfect guy/girl, you might not find him/her, but at least this story will comfort you. (*˘︶˘*).。.:*♡
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zxio6
zxio6 rated it
November 13, 2018
Status: Completed
I love this story really cute and fluffy.
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MoniqGin
MoniqGin rated it
August 23, 2018
Status: c31
So cute!! I like it when our conservative sweetie got possessive and ero muddled.

Spoiler

XZ is the shou and Ruka is the gong

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Thanks for translating. The meal was great 😊😊
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One_lonely_bagel
One_lonely_bagel rated it
July 17, 2018
Status: Completed
Absolutely adore this story, it made my heart warm and fuzzy yet still had a very healthy dose of nosebleeds.

I would definitely recommend reading it.
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lifeisbittersweet
lifeisbittersweet rated it
July 13, 2018
Status: c31
I confess, I started reading this for the smut (oh such top-grade smut though), but grew to love it so much for the writer's handling of the emotional development between the MC and the ML. This is definitely something I didn't expect from a gay video plot. I was grateful there was no unnecessary third party, and the most that the two had to overcome was the MC's internalized homophobia.

This delightful blend of deliciously well-written, nosebleed-inducing smut and rolling-in-the-bed fluff is on my fave danmei/yaoi list, and I heavily recommend... more>> it for any fujoshi/fudanshi/open-minded reader. I also must commend the high-quality translation; it certainly made the read much more enjoyable.

Come on! Give it a try, lucky you. It's now completely translated and you don't have to wait weekly like we did (though it made my day every time I saw a new release on my feed) ! <<less
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AbsoluteMeowster
AbsoluteMeowster rated it
July 12, 2018
Status: c31
How do I even put into words how sweet this story was?

It contained the right amount of sweetness and sinfulness, full of sexy scenes yet filled with tenderness and love of the main characters beneath it, fulfilling my yaoi need.

I'm sad that it ended, but it ended nicely and was well paced, unlike some of the novels on here who has hundreds of chapters that can be condensed into 10 chapters.

Hope for more stories like these!
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