Strategy to Capture Men

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System: Han Yanyan, you have been chosen to quickly transmigrate between worlds. What gold finger cheat would you like? You can ask for one here.

Han Yanyan: If the world is peaceful and prosperous, I’d want to be rich and beautiful. If it is a dangerous world, then I’d want to be strong.

System: Sorry. Your conditions cannot be met.

Then why did you bother asking?! (╯ `□ ‘) ╯(┻━┻

Associated Names
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The Man Who Couldn't Be Captured
攻略不下来的男人[快穿]
Related Series
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Death Progress Bar (1)
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RipeApricot
New RipeApricot rated it
January 30, 2023
Status: Completed
10/5 Not one of my favorite but I love it.

Han Yanyan did everything she could and I must say, she did it very well. She never gave up, really commendable.

This is not the typical Quick Transmigration with romance and happy ending. It's not tragic but it's sad. The last few chapters made me feel the thrill of her struggling fight for freedom, the sadness of losing someone special (I won't say who) and the feeling of desolation.

If you want a different unique kind of QT, then you should try it.... more>> It's unlike the typical dying then got connected to a system to revive. If I remember wrong, she's killed deliberately then kidnapped by that scientist.

(I read the remaining chapters in the raw, then just used Google auto-translation. MTL is readable).

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Unless you want romance.

- RipeApricot <<less
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rizirizi
New rizirizi rated it
January 23, 2023
Status: Completed
So, I just finished the MTl. Thank you for the translators who picked this up and set the background for me through their amazing translations (especially translator Crystal, you are amazing!). I'll read this again in their translation.

It's a wild ride. Very unique, I don't think it would be even possible to duplicate this but I would like to read similar works that uses generic themes like transmigration but in their own interpretations. The author is a genius. Really. For this novel, there's no other description for the ending than... more>> bittersweet. <<less
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Yuki Chan
Yuki Chan rated it
March 24, 2020
Status: Completed
I like systems, and I just wanted a random read. The summary is a bit off putting, and really gives no information, I thought it might be good, don't want to miss out, so I tried it. I was surprised how good it was.

Thank you translator.

This is not a light read, and it might challenge your bottom line, so take the read with a pinch of salt.

I want readers to keep in mind the protagonist was 30 before

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being abducted, she had a life of her own, was an adult, and had her own interest.

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I can see why it has such a low rating, as it has some heavy and sensitive themes; s*avery, Abuse, Child Neglect, Imprisonment, Betrayal, Prostitution, Murder, Abduction, r*pe, Strong prey on Weak Mentality, ect.

But people shouldn't give something a low rating because a book touches upon these things, especially as an author actually shows the suffering it causes.

I really like how the author incorporated these things, saying "just because you have suffered, doesn't mean you can force others to suffer with you."

This story also contains the themes of; Motherhood, First Love, Independence, Friendship, Mentor, Zombies, Action, Mental strength, Trust, Freedom, Courage, Humanity, Physiological, Loyalty, Patriotism, and appreciation for what one has.

So many twist and turns, it was a little confusing because of the machine translation, but I was able to connect everything by the end.

At first it wasn't that amazing, but as we go on with the story, we see our main protagonist grow.
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From a simple minded writer, to a clever woman, to cold and indifferent, to finally a complete new woman.

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You have to read the full story to get what you need from it. I am so emotional right now...

The author tries to shine a light on every character, no one is an absolute villain nor is anyone a complete hero. The author leaves the judgement whether to like or hate a character is upon the reader. We the reader get to see every characters motive, they aren't just 2D anymore.

The author held the tension well, as well as the mystery, slowly uncovering it throughout the story.

If you read this, at the end of the story, ask yourself this

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Could you imagine living thousands of years imprisoned and even had to act as someone else the entire time?

Could you imagine living so long you can't even remember your own name, or who you were?

Could you imagine still having the courage to fight that?

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Could you imagine losing your companion, lover, friend, must trusted person you relied on for 1000 years and died for your freedom?

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She has been through so much, and still couldn't be with the one she loved.

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I thought this story would be about twisted characters, and their desires, but it was so much more. About a woman on a very very very difficult path doing what she needed to do to have freedom from the "system."

The ending is just like what celtywho said. I would have to say the ending is like

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That is it, the end. There isn't a need for an extra, it leaves on a note as "This is how life is, and just except it for what it is." More of a neutral ending. Extras could only comfort our souls.

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Though I'm not surprised that people gave this such a low rating for poor reasons. I've seen really bad writing with too many fillers, pushing things like "r*pe is normal" and you should allow that to happen and even fall in love with that person who did it to you. Or side characters always using it to punish the protagonist. And those writings get 4-5 stars while this gets 3? Something is wrong.

Anyways, if you are looking for a fluffy sweet writing, this is not for you. This writing is controversial to most, probably.

Alright I'm done with this rant. Thank you for reading if you came this far. If you are going to read this, make sure you have time to binge it.

P.S Favorite Character and Pairing

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The System, though he had motives at the beginning, and threatened her, he really loved her in the end. Man oh man,

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P.S Part 2. Major Spoiler

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WHY DID HE HAVE TO DIE!!! They were planning for sooo long, couldn't they find something fool proof? I really liked him. I broke down cry at the part where he answered and said it couldn't be stopped. I continued to cry until the end of the book.

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Okay now this book may actually be worth 4 stars, but this is better than most books out here right now. It covered it's bases, and deserves a higher rating. <<less
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celtywho
celtywho rated it
March 18, 2020
Status: c136
*5 stars to even out the 1 stars :)

TY to the translator for translating this! W/o it I wouldn't have found this gem (˃̣̣̥ w ˂̣̣̥).

I read the raws because I couldn't wait to finish reading the whole thing (not too bad MTL). It's an interesting transmigration novel IMO. What I liked about it: 1) FL is a badass 2) plot twist? 3) well-written 4) it's a completed CN trans novel that isn't 1k+ chapters haha

The MC (Han Yanyan) isn't naive and although she is weak in the... more>> beginning, she learns and grows in each arc. The system "saved" her from getting hit by a van and now she has to world-hop and complete tasks and she gets her body back + a reward.

As for the ending... without giving any spoilers
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This type of ending is up to the reader to decide whether its a happy, bad, or neutral ending. BUT please don't let this deter you away from reading the novel! Although I do wish there was some extras *sigh*

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srrrahim
srrrahim rated it
April 23, 2022
Status: Completed
I agree with the current translator. The title should have been : The Men Who Couldn't be Captured

This is awesome
Unique
Extraordinary
I love every single arc. There's no unnecessary arc/world. Every world will give you more information, and will become mc's character development
MC can know the future of every single person she meet, and how the plot will play. Until she meet the male lead, and all of the plot will depend on her. So, in her brain, she consider all the people around her as npc, even... more>> though she know they are not
Her character development form being a naive tasker into ice cold women, is amazingly well done

Warning !!
If you are looking for romance, don't read this
The mission of MC in each world, is not to make ML fall in love, but to make him regret it. It doesn't metter how
If you are looking for a different world hopping genre, and getting bored after reading a lot of novel with this genre, and looking for something spicy and exciting, then this is for you
This is not shoujo. This is josei and tragedy. Prepare the tissue and enjoy the adventure

Here's some brief spoiler
1st World : Modern world. dominaring ceo x cinderella
This is mc's first world, and she is still pure and naive
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the 1st world end badly. The world collapsed turn into ashes and only the male lead standing alone in the middle of it. MC failed her 1st misson. The big question about the system, the world, MC identity, are the reason why I was tempted to read this

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2nd world : apocalypse
If you can't accept that ML
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will slept with other woman after he slept with MC. ML so cold that even if he like her a little more than every one else, he still choose to use her as meat shield. This is the world where MC fall deeply in love with ML. Willing to die for him, invest so much feeling, and end up badly

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then don't read this. I think I won't call them ML anymore. They are the misson target. I won't accept that scum as ML!

3rd world : Modern world (broken engagement)
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The scenario is like the 1st world, but MC is the fiance, and the misson target bring his cinderella and broke his engagement with MC. After the 2nd world, MC still has nightmare about him. And she hate the mp and fmp flaunting their love and naively think that love is everything they need. She didn't believe in love, and she believe that in this quick transmigration, the one who fall in love first, is the loser. She is so cold, and full of anger and hatered. Until she meet her mission traget's step broter. He is so sweet and charming. His love heal her

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This world make me realize that the tragedy tag is no joke

4th world : Modern mafia world
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MC is really ruthless in this world. She suspect that her target in this world is the same guy in the 2nd world.
Everyone pity the mafia boss (the mission target). Even his enemy (the police) also pity him. I never expected it to end like that! I think this one is my favorite

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After the 4th world, she finally know the secret behind all of this. She is smart, cunning, ruthless, cold hearted, and I love it
ML (the mission target) thought of MC in the latest chapter : "Her thinking logic and brain circuit made him feel familiar, as if looking into a mirror"

After the 4th world, I start to wonder whether she really love her misson target in the 2nd world, or was it all just calculative move. was it just an act, or was she sincere? which part of her that sincerely love someone?

About the ending...
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some people will consider it bad ending, or open ending. But I bet everyone will say that this is a suitable ending for this novel. MC is a s*ave to the mad scientist Leo and she has to experience multiple lifetime, adopt multiple different identity, and her only companion is the sweet system. She already went through so much and forgot her own name, face, family, and lover. It didn't surprise me that it end like that

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My favorite quote of this novel that make me see a different perspective of quick transmigration novel :

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Yao (Her mission target) said, "I have all the memories."

Han Yanyan was shocked.

She was silent for a moment, and asked, "Ding Yao will take my sword, will you?"

Yao frowned: "No."

"Yao Chen will sell drugs and make things better, will you?"

"will not."

"Yeah, you don't, " Han Yanyan said happily, "So, you are not them."

Yao stared at her.

"And I am not her." Han Yanyan said calmly.

"If you like the characters in the movie, don't substitute actors."

"Actors have their own lives, and a man like you shouldn't be attached to these affair."

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ronaruto
ronaruto rated it
July 22, 2021
Status: Completed
THIS! This is what I am looking for in a tragedy.

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that pain of irreversible damage, a person forever lost (in this case, it’s Li Zhou, which I think is her real name so it’s like a piece of her that’s forever lost), no chance of reconciliation, I love that heart wrenching tug it gives me. And this story ending with no extra chapters is just the cherry on top. I wonder, am I a masochist? XD

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Tutubitter
Tutubitter rated it
March 30, 2021
Status: Completed
The reviews did not lie! It really is a rollercoaster ride. Theres probably not a single character I haven't simultaneously hated and pitied. The ratings are very well deserved, if not, then definitely deserves more. Not only are they playing with each other, even reader is getting played 😢

This is by-far the best quick trans novel I have read where I could not predict a single thing thats about to happen and have no choice but to immerse myself completely in the story. Each world is written so dang well... more>> I would momentarily forget it is a quick trans novel and that is exactly how my feels got played lol.

What definitely made this novel stand out from the rest (IMO) is that it didn't choose the Mary Sue/Gary Stu route. (and it didn't focus on chasing love)

Each characters were very human. Although black belly, genius, or strong, they still had emotions which are inevitable to humans. And I said 'very human' because emotions, often times, are not in our control after all. Thats why I got played. Most quick trans novels actually chose to forgo this. They made them either invincible all-round 'genius' (though they just lower the antagonist's IQ) , peerlessly beautiful, or omnipotent golden finger, or even all. And they were all always in control with their emotions except when they fall in love with the other lead.

Anyway, I won't go in-depth. Read for yourself to know the novel's awesomeness and have your feelings abused like me. The ending was definitely what I expected Enjoy! <<less
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flopyxing
flopyxing
March 23, 2021
Status: --
this novel gave me the impression that the author was reminiscing their growth as a writer and as a woman living in a male-dominated society through this novel.

there's a section later in the novel where the MC eventually realizes that she has always (and worse, completely subconsciously) positioned her female characters to be in disadvantageous positions bc of her own perceptions and prejudice.

I happened to check out the author's other works after finishing this one and felt both surprised but also not when I saw that the author also wrote... more>> "if you are a dodder flower". I've read that while it was in its early translated chapters and at the time the 'horror' tag wasn't even added so if you've also read it, you can just imagine how much of a bad taste that novel's trajectory and eventual ending left me. But after reading 'strategy' I'm starting to appreciate 'dodder flower' more.

the 'philosophical' isn't just for show. I definitely felt exhausted after reaching the end but at the same time, there's a feeling of hope! <<less
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Blueraven
Blueraven
November 16, 2020
Status: Completed
F*ck, this was a ride. I honestly don't know how to rate this. I just know I detest certain certain points but deeply appreciate the complexity and development of all the characters. The best aspect of this series are the characters themselves and the progression of these relationships.

This series is all about character growth! It is a very cruel and rigorous journey that had some bumps I could REALLY do without but I'm really glad I made it to the end. I just want to point this out in case... more>> some potential readers get any ideas, this is NOT a romance/shoujo novel. If you expect a romantic relationship to be the main goal and driving focus, DON'T! It is not about romance, it is about the MC facing the cruelties of humanities and being forced to evolve and become a whole lot stronger, indifferent, and becoming completely separate from her original self. <<less
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bingereaderv
bingereaderv
November 2, 2021
Status: Completed
This novel sets the standard high for a QT novel. The story suck you right in. I can't help but MTL.

I was expecting a fluffy QT but this is just beyond my expectation. Without spoiling anything I want to say that this novel potrays a strong woman's struggle to survive in a very dire situation where she is held hostage and ens*aved psychologically by men. If you are not easilly triggerd by violence and abuse, I recommend you to read it.

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The whole thing leaves me with bitter after taste. This woman has the strongest mentality and intelligence out of all the men. She "saved" many men, but noone gave her the way out. She has to save herself. Her true savior is not even human, and it got killed off in the process of her saving herself. The ending was left bare, even gave a good illusion yo her captor. It is so real and unpolished. It makes me feel so angry.

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It makes me question the real message of this story. The theme of patriarchial society repeats often. Women has been pressed down by men and other women to benefit men. It is up to women to stand up for themselves against thousands of years of mental coercion. The process may be long and arduous; one may even loose oneself and loved ones. However, no matter what, freedom must be achieved. Such a strong message. <<less
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Zavira
Zavira rated it
June 9, 2021
Status: Completed
This story makes us face harsh side of human. While it does bitter, it's completely logical. It doesnt have prince charming ML that perfect all over, nor angel MC that never touches gray zone of moralilty.

I actually kinda understand why there are bad review. It is because-

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In some of the arc, the target had s*x with other woman, BUT IT'S NOT THEIR TRUE CHARACTER it actually because his personality and identity in the simulated world were pre determinated and the kind of world they were in were just crazy. And the MC really do everything she could to stimulate the target, such as betrayal, manipulation, killing, abusing and abandoning.

Not to mention the world setting were built by the builder (aka MC) and influenced by the target. So they were like just doing roleplay in the end.

Tbh, I do feel dissatisfied with the open ending, but this is, once again, more logical and make sense than forced happy together forever kind of ending. And if you got trapped thousands of years in the simulated world until you forgot your real name? Staying would be the least thing you want.

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She was silent for a moment, and asked: "Ding Yao will use me to block the knife, will you?"

Yao frowned: "No."

"Yao Chen can sell drugs and force prostitution, will you?"

"No."

"Yes, you won't." Han Yanyan said cheerfully, "So, you are not them."

Yao stared at her.

"And I am not her either." Han Yanyan said calmly.

"If you like the role in the movie, please don't like the actor."

"An actor has his own life, and a man like you shouldn't be obsessed with these little loves."

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frostcrystal
frostcrystal rated it
April 30, 2021
Status: Completed
I'm Crystal, the translator for this novel from c16 onward. :) I think it says something that this novel isn't fully translated, but all the reviewers have made it to the end!

This is one of the few quick transmigration novels that I've really enjoyed, simply because the overarching plotline is so incredibly well-done and actually a rather brilliant deconstruction/exploration of the whole QT system. Most QT novels don't explore the reason why their MC is world-hopping in great detail, let alone use it to provide a compelling motivation and plot... more>> arc.

The story is slow to start, so definitely make it to the end of the third (mafia) world before you decide whether to drop it or not. Once it gets going, though, it doesn't let up. There is plot twist after plot twist and amazing foreshadowing - the author clearly had everything carefully planned out. World-building in the sub-worlds is also done extremely well, and I just love how she portrays the mental struggle of how the MC can't help but become emotionally attached to characters that she knows aren't real. Honestly, it is just unbelievable to me that this was written by the same author as Dodder Flower. I ragequit that novel, haha.

Finally, this novel isn't for the faint-hearted. Although I attempt to put warnings before certain arcs and chapters, it touches on a lot of sensitive subjects and it's quite dark. I wouldn't call the ending tragic exactly, but it's definitely bittersweet.

Downsides: I wish there were more major female characters in the story. Well, I guess it's already pretty good that not every other woman is a villain. <<less
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Jan19
Jan19 rated it
June 14, 2020
Status: Completed
This novel is truly one of a kind. It is subversive to its genre and challenges the core structure of quick transmigration.

Without going too much into it, Strategy to capture men is not about romance. It is wholly focused on the main character, "Han Yanyan". It details the transformation of a smart and strong female character into something more. She is truly the protagonist of her own story and readers can see how she gradually takes control of her life despite difficult circumstances.

This novel is also much darker than you... more>> would first assume. It puts more realism into the idea of quick transmigration and deals with certain issues that most QT stories would gloss over.

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memory loss, disassociation, trauma, etc...

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Although there are comparatively fewer arcs than most QT stories, they all link together flawlessly. It reads more like a long saga than an episodic collection of stories.

The ending is satisfying in a certain way but would also leave you feeling contemplative. In my opinion, the author did a fantastic job with the ending. The choices the characters make are realistic and adhere to their past experiences

All in all, this is a great novel. If you are a fan of QT, this is a really good read. Do be warned that this is surprisingly dark. Highly recommend <<less
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whitespade
whitespade rated it
August 7, 2022
Status: Completed
Easy MTL, highly recommended.

You have to understand. It is NOT a romance. It's a feminist novel on how women should never ever ever depend on anyone, they can only depend on themselves. If you show weakness, you will be trampled easily. This is basically making fun on the overbearing ML white lotus FL type of characters flooding the market.

In the end, only strength matter. Trying to use softness and weakness to manipulate men is just one way ticket to hell.
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Fuyuneko
Fuyuneko rated it
March 9, 2021
Status: Completed
I would translate the title as Capturing the Uncapturable Man. That's not the most accurate translation, but I think it would portrays the story more accurately. There are four main male characters in the novel, and only one of them heavily influences the main character's growth and a good deal of the novel focuses on the progression of their relationship (not in a romantic way). The other men are closer to being cannon fodder.

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As the story progresses, MC gains understanding that women don't have to be defined by their romantic relationship with men and she realizes that love can't capture that uncapturable man. That instead of working to win over a guy as a love interest, she wants to be even better than him, so he's look up at her.

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Since there's plenty of reviews praising the main character's growth, I'll skip mentioning that in my review. I was pleasantly surprised that its not just the main character that changes. We'll see changes in Ding Yao too. I like the idea that environment has such a huge impact on the characters.

The author does an amazing job with the world building. She's an excellent storyteller in how she shares the information with the MC slowly puzzling out the reason behind the strangeness of the worlds and the characters in them. This has to to be the best world hopping novel I've ever read. I love the reasoning behind how the worlds are built and the secrets behind it and how they're slowly unraveled.

About the ending
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At first, I was unhappy that the story ends with a guy saving her from the scientist. I would have preferred that she was able to save herself or if a woman saved her, but on reflection, I think that shows the MC's growth because she rejects the chance to be with this OP guy (MC at the beginning would have jumped at chance to be with this guy), and he only saved her because she succeeded in impressing him.

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I didn't rate this 5 stars for two reasons.

Whether the main character is suffering or doing well, I'm invested, but I found it boring to read multiple chapters of cannon fodder x's life and the occasional mention of how the main character is playing god with those hapless cannon fodders and the associated gratuitous suffering, especially the ones where there's collateral damage on innocent parties. I think it would have been better storytelling to trim down the parts with the cannon fodder's povs in the vacation world story arcs. There's a narrative purpose for the vacation world story arcs, but they're so draggy.

In addition, at one point in the story, MC realizes that she subconsciously put her female characters in lower positions to male characters. And, we see that the author also does this, intentionally or not. Other than the MC, all of the characters with significant parts are men. None of the powerful people that MC needs to "wake up" are women. I think that's a missed opportunity on the author's part and detracts from the message of the story.

In one of the worlds, MC learns about the society that scientist comes from. She learns that this advanced society values power and doesn't have gender biases. The people she has to wake up come from this society and influence the shaping of those worlds. MC is the architect of these worlds, but the underlying logic of the worlds are up to each target. When there's a clash between her viewpoint vs the target, the target's will win or the created world crumbles. And yet, there's only one strong female side character in one of the worlds. Only MC has the unconscious bias that women are weaker. These clients don't have her bias and these worlds should reflect gender equality, but they don't.

I think these are missed opportunities on the author's part and detracts from the message of the story.

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Anyways, the character development, plot, conflict and world building were great. The author is consistently good at getting readers to emphasis with the main character and root for her. Of all world hopping novels I've read so far, this is the best one of that genre. <<less
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Isabelle
Isabelle rated it
August 6, 2020
Status: Completed
Yuki Chan have just done the best review possible, so I'll not try to do it again.

This is so good. And so sad. And so realistic. It is about a not romanized tragedy, you fell it all with MC.

The MTL version is ok and great if you just can't wait, but I would recommend to read according to TL-sama calendar. This novel is dense, with lots of feelings and mensages the authors let in each chapter. Reading it into MTL sometimes make you miss part of this felling and just... more>> rush the story.

A slow reading can make you enjoy the most the suspense and context, this in addition to the fact that the Translation is great, and you can have fun commenting each chapter and reading Translator-sama notes :) <<less
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jenn07
jenn07 rated it
July 31, 2020
Status: Completed
Compared to the fluffy transmigration, this one is dark themed. But it's more realistic while still maintaining the genre.

Recommended.
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Rainess09
Rainess09
March 21, 2022
Status: Completed
Despite the tragic ending and lack of actual romance, the plot is really so revolutionary and interesting. For quick transmigration stories - it is definitely one of the best in depth as well as the over arching plot. The arcs definitely wasn’t just there to satisfy the readers’ kink but was purposely created to progress the plots. It’s also my first time reading an arc spanning only a few paragraphs. Definitely a breath of fresh air in the already polluted QT sea. It definitely did the trick to keep my... more>> interest growing. I just feel that there were no arcs wasted in the whole novel. Very intelligently and intricately written. Just feel like the author has been a bit stingy in making extras. I understood the logic of the ending being a bit tragic and lack of overall romantic interest, but I feel like it could be stretched in the extras. Why not. She can heal her emotional self over the years. Maybe after YC finish his attempt to overrule monarchy they can reunite or what not in the extras For the readers’ relief. MC is really the very definition of OP FL here. Smart, strong will, and have good emotional control. I feel like she deserved a better ending. I guess a few people would argue that given the span of time she spent on the other worlds, the time she spent with YC was so minuscule it couldn’t even amount to a drop of water so how can it impact her enough emotional to end up with her romantically. But to be honest, he was the source or her first exp in sim world and also the reason she experienced all that. Isn’t far more logical that she won’t forget him. Anyway just my two cents <<less
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Maiasia
Maiasia rated it
June 5, 2020
Status: Completed
This is truly a very remarkable and amazing story. Very much underrated. This is not a fluffy QT where the MC is gifted with golden fingers and sass to mouth off the system. It's not an episodic tale of face slapping green tea b*tches and white lotuses for the love of a ML but a psychological story of emotional evolution and survival. This MC is truly a very strong female lead that doesn't play second to an op male lead.
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That she practically saved herself is something that I rarely see in novels and I totally love it.

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There is romance but not the happily ever after type, so if you're coming for that, you will be disappointed. What romance there is isn't the blazing lust inferno that many other novels portrays but a deeper, calmer love born out of the situation they were in, and that the ending is how it is, is perfect imo. Well, almost perfect but again, this ending is in line with the whole story. At the end what is left standing is a survivor, and I honestly think this is one of the better story floating in NU and I'm thankful for finding it!
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liappletree
liappletree
August 16, 2022
Status: Completed
I rarely write review but this book really caught me off guard. the synopsis/summary did no justice to this book. Someone need to rewrite the summary because I feel like people need to know what they are getting into. Such a roller coaster journey with this book..i laugh, cried and got angry over characters. My heart broke for FL... her life is so TRAP and TIRING... I feel emotional drained for her.. totally understand why she got so numb at the end. Would love to see her end up with... more>> Yao but "they are not them"... and Li Zhou T.T gosh I cried so bad... she gave him her first name T.T and the fact that she can't even remember her own name is really the onion cutter for me. I want to pamper the FL so bad... poor girl <<less
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xXLicorneXx
xXLicorneXx rated it
August 11, 2022
Status: Completed
Here I thought I was reading a dainty world-hopping novel (... which I generally give up on by the 2nd crossover) but I actually ended up with a sci-fi thriller with psychological overtones. Who would have known?

It's definitely not for the faint of heart as it tackles hard subjects but the FL, who is one of the most emotionally complex and engaging protagonist I've read about makes this novel a stand out!

It deserves all the star :)
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Potatoxxcake
Potatoxxcake rated it
July 5, 2022
Status: Completed
The world setting is great, also the novel shows many of the "harsh truth". So if you want the "sugarcoating type" please don't read this. You'll be so triggered.
MC development is so marvelous. She change from a weak sweet candy- to do anything to achieve her goal- to cold heartedly manipulated everything and everyone. Also this is not romance novel. There's no male lead, if that scum yao guy is the male lead, I would be so disappointed but fortunately, he's not.
the special thing about this... more>> is that MC is not emotionally attached to the target even after she meet them in person. Most of the QT that I read, tasker got attached too easily. I kind get bored with that now. Arc 1:

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she didn't even get to meet the target

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arc2: apocalypse world (triggered tag)

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that Target really pass my bottom line when he use our MC as meat shield. Even when he keep sleep with other women when he already sleep with MC. I was like cool because she's just a pet to him so it's fine. Not like they're in exclusive relationship.

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arc3: not the same target. But chengyu is so cute. arc4: the underworld gangster

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do I feel bad for the target here? Yes, but I love her development. She really change so much here. The target abused starts from here and it just get worse. The target always treat women as plaything (Especially in the 2nd arc.) so I'm happy that the abuse happen.

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I kinda ship her with the system. He was so nice.

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