Still Not Wanting to Forget

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Still Not Wanting to Forget (念念不想忘) is a novella by Mo Bao Fei Bao (墨宝非宝) depicting the reunion of two former lovers who have never once met. Si Nian and Cheng Chen met in an online game and became each other’s first loves. Years later, they meet again as a famous director and a scriptwriter. A short and sweet story, also features equally adorable pair of pets.

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dysry
dysry rated it
March 17, 2016
Status: --
Mo Bao Fei Bao has always been weak at expressing the emotions between her characters (or having them exchange enough words throughout the story to form a simple conversation), so this kind of angsty yet heart-warming separation story is more than a little beyond her means. There is nothing distinct about the characters, aside from the fact that they were and still are very much in love, but after their sudden break off and long separation, have very little to say. While the story is very typical and could’ve evoked... more>> similar feelings to other stories in the genre, it was watered down by the passive personalities of both characters, their stiff and shallow interactions, and the inability of the author to fully exploit the scenario. Unless you’re a die-hard fan of the author this story isn’t really worth reading, and even then it’s somewhat of a let-down. You’d be better off trying Silent Separation and The Lone Star In My Constellation which both share a similar scenario, or the works of Jiu Lu Fei Xiang (i.e. Mulberry Song) for a similar type of feeling. 3/10 <<less
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CBC
CBC rated it
November 7, 2017
Status: Completed
I finished it in one setting. This novel has refreshed my interest in finishing the author's other books. It's so nice not reading about angry, petty people face slapping each other. This novel was gentle and sweet. If it got a low rating, I would assume it's because of the ongoing misunderstanding which is frustrating but it's important for the development of their current relationship. I think if I could change anything about the novel, it would be to make it longer! I think it's worth a read. It... more>> wasn't on my radar because of the ratings and reviews but I'm glad I gave it a chance because of the author and the summary. <<less
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Marilin
Marilin
April 23, 2018
Status: Completed
Short, sweet and fluffy.

If you are like me and like to know everything about a couple's past and relationship then you will be disappoint like I was. Hence, the 1 star docked.
Spoiler

Why did he never ask why she stopped all contact!? Give me that scene!

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It's a short story so its best to think that we are getting just a short glipse into their relationship with none of the drama and heartache.
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OceanMagix
OceanMagix rated it
June 8, 2018
Status: c15
To me, this is a really sweet story.

The reason of how they 'broke up', how they've lost contact, she, in the novel has never told him. At first, I wanted to see that she'll someday, somehow explain the reason for it.

* It's really touching how he consider the fact that they are not broken up, since they never had such a conversation between them.*

... more>> But after finishing the novel, the fact that such a important piece of their past was never mentioned makes me feel profound.

She never spoke of it, he never asked why. It struck a chord in me. Had she said, had he asked, what would have happened then? How would they have to react?

Afterall, for her, what could she have done about the fact that her parents stopped her from contacting him. By explaining about it, would it feel like she had any complaints towards her parents about it then? What would have been the point of it?

Without mentioning this in the novel, although it makes it feel that it lacks such an important part of the story, it leaves the novel free of angst. While many would prefer it to be mentioned, the lack of it makes the novel seems like a gem to me.

In the end, it makes me feel like they have considered the reason for their lost of contact, although important, it is now just a piece of their past. Afterall, bringing it up may just cause sorrow when the fact that they are fortunate enough to be able to reunite is such a beautiful thing.

Perhaps, they will speak of it one day.

Although there's just 15 chapters. To me, had the plot been written differently, it might not have given me such pleasures simply just to read it again and again. Many thanks to the author for the novel and the translator for the translation. <<less
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makenai89
makenai89 rated it
November 22, 2015
Status: c15
A cliche of reunited love story, told in Mo Bao Fei Bao unique storytelling nuances. Two lovers met in a game, subsequently separated because of some minor misunderstanding, and years later meet again. No anguish or particularly vicious love rival here, so “Still not wanting to forget” is very suitable for you if you are looking for a heartwarming love story without too much drama.

Still, it is not one of Mo Bao Fei Bao's best work, IMO. Characters are not so well-developed, particularly the female MC that mostly takes on... more>> passive role. <<less
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Hanokaayumi
Hanokaayumi rated it
January 5, 2019
Status: Completed
Extremely short, sweet, relatable fluff. However, it is too short- almost like a preview of a story instead of the actual.

I still cannot get over how they never brought up the subject of why they 'broke up' at the first place which is an extremely important topic for reconciling their feelings. Maybe the author is trying to illustrate that it didn't matter to the male lead why it happened since he still loved her regardless.

There is still a lot of content for development- heart-to-heart talk, male lead reading the novel... more>> the female lead wrote about them with a fictitious ending, etc. The story ended way too abruptly. <<less
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Dayang_Dyan
Dayang_Dyan rated it
October 11, 2020
Status: Completed
It's short, very short. There's a little fluffy feeling but I think it was a little rushed. And I think there could be something more but it ended at just that.

Though I think they had that yacit understanding between them before they got together but it wasn't really portrayed in the novel really well so I'm a little confused.

And I wish there were something more to show their characters' personality because I'm really not satisfied.

Anyway, thank you for translating this novel.
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tedy2004
tedy2004 rated it
December 6, 2020
Status: c10
So... this novel is quite annoying with its misunderstanding, I mean it still exists for it to be a "little tension" in the story. ... more>>
Spoiler

(however I read other reviews where it says that the misunderstanding is not solved and the reviewer said that they have *** which quite shocked me a little bit because I did not expect in such short chapters for this to exist)

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In conclusion, it is annoying and rushed, I don't recommend it.

P.S.: Bed scene by the reviews said, didn't read all the chapters, I guess it's between 11-14, cause *** in the last chapter? give me a break from these authors that are pe*verts...

Good day, is it not?

1 star for translation, 1 star for author's writing <<less
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Neleothesze
Neleothesze rated it
May 29, 2020
Status: Completed
Short & sweet. 4/5 for the abrupt ending. (Cheng Chen deserved to know why Si Nian ended all contact back when they were teenagers. I can appreciate people saying very little and conveying everything else through their actions but healthy relationships are built on openness too, not only trust.)
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Tofu Cat
Tofu Cat rated it
March 13, 2020
Status: end
Seems veery rushed. The development is wEirD and everything ended right when I was about to give up on the story and move on to another lol. There are lots of things left unaddressed at the end and the way they ended up having s*x was weird as heck too, gave me a very rushed feeling like it was just something of convenience and not actually love.

I feel like this is perfect for wasting your time, but if you want something better look elsewhere please..
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ngoccyy
ngoccyy rated it
April 19, 2018
Status: --
A short and sweet love story between two people that was brought back together again after so many years.

In the beginning I was iffy about this story but after 2 chapters or so I began to find that it’s pretty cute. It’s a good quick read.
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ohnana
ohnana rated it
December 6, 2017
Status: --
All I can say is, this could've been better like tear jerking. But nope, author decided to rush it out. No feelings and all that.
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chande
chande rated it
November 16, 2021
Status: Completed
Honestly, as Mo Bao Fei Bao's fan, I have a high expectation for this story but unfortunately, I'm a bit disappointed after reading this.

MC wasn't quite likeable. She's so childish and cowardice. I know that back then, the reason why she disappeared wasn't her fault but after she saw ML again, she chose to hide and didn't even try to explain about the reason of her disappearance. You could say that she must feel awkward, trying to explain after so many years. What if ML assumed that MC tried to... more>> get back together only after he became famous? Indeed it's reasonable, but arguably, they never properly broke up before so technically, he was still her boyfriend, right? Even after they got back together, she never cleared the misunderstanding between them and treated it as something that never happened before.

As for ML, I couldn't say much about him. It's just that, I don't know what made him fell head over heels with MC until he couldn't forget her after so many years. Seeing MC like that, I seriously think that he deserved better.

The ending itself was super rushed. Although it was a happy ending, I still feel that it was still far from the conclusion. <<less
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zetnnik
zetnnik rated it
June 1, 2021
Status: --
I don't know if it's the actual story or if it's the translation, but it was a choppy read. It had potential, but it fell short from the other works of the writer.
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AyN
AyN rated it
September 26, 2020
Status: Completed
Just... warms your heart. Has loads of room for improvement. But still, there is sweetness in the imperfection.
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KichiX
KichiX
January 18, 2019
Status: c15
Another novel in which the male lead managed to explain his suffering to the female lead and ensemble cast, but the female lead never gets to tell the male lead her side of the story. Sigh. It's not enough for female lead to just think it, I want it said out loud so the male lead can get over himself! He's not the only one with feelings.

I thought the first half was better than the second. The male lead irresponsibly and irrationally demanding that the female lead go to the... more>> filming location because he was jealous (not mentioning that the female star of the movie was pretty obviously flirting with him) rankled and he would have been a lot more mature (he's 30 for goodness' sake!) in my eyes if he had refrained from that.

Read the first half for the interactions, read the second half for the closure. <<less
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Riversong411
Riversong411
January 23, 2024
Status: c15
A disappointing read... The characters were two dimensional with little chemistry between them. I'm still puzzled as to why they suddenly got together after all these years... plus the stress on both being 'chaste' all these years felt unrealistic. especially since they practically tumbled into bed within a few meetings.. I have nothing against fast burn. but there was nothing here to justify it.
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Anna_Tiashe
Anna_Tiashe rated it
April 20, 2023
Status: Completed
This is such a feel-good story that you can ever find. It had almost all the elements to make it sweet, charming and interesting but there was just this teeny tiny little thing; there wasn't a conclusion for the problem. Maybe, the author just wanted to keep away the heavy stuff and just focus on the happiness. Overall, I really loved it. Thank you to the author and translator.
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dwejitoki07
dwejitoki07 rated it
August 15, 2021
Status: Completed
This is a very short story about two people who dated online when they were still young. After several years, they met again, FL being the screenwriter and the ML as a famous director. It also added to the cuteness of this novella were their own pets, Cola and Sprite. I think it could've been much better if Mo Bao Fei Bao added 2 more chapters just to explain the misunderstanding as leaving it unaddressed left me a little bit off. Anyway, I really love the ML's character and it... more>> is still a great story, as it came from one of my favorite author. <<less
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Jun148weirdtroll
Jun148weirdtroll rated it
May 31, 2021
Status: Completed
A simply beautiful story that felt way too short, MBFB's writing skills never fails to impress. The only regretful thing is that the FL never got to tell the ML the reason she vanished. But truly, a wonderful read and warm romance.
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