The Antelope and Night Wolf

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LingYang spent 500RMB to buy a ladyboy account, and it came with a husband?

Just after logging into the game he was informed that the account was in debt, and he had no choice but to sell himself and act as a couple with his ‘husband’.

LingYang: I only bought an account, why must you force a husband on me?

YeLang: You can also choose not to take the husband but the debt instead.

LingYang: Dear, can I not have the free gift?

YeLang: Sorry, it’s a bundle, no returns allowed.

At first glance, it’s a story about how a little antelope accidentally entered the embrace of a big-tailed wolf after escaping from a tiger’s den.

But it’s actually an inspirational story about how an innocent straight man was actively turned gay by a little bottom with a boots fetish, then went through a series of complex mentality changes, finally becoming a cold-blooded, black-bellied S top!

Associated Names
One entry per line
Cám Ơn Em Vẫn Cười
Online Game: I'm Not Worthy
TANW
小羚羊与夜太狼
網遊之我不配
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
05/20/19 BlackBoxTL extra 2
05/17/19 BlackBoxTL extra 1 part8
05/15/19 BlackBoxTL extra 1 part7
05/13/19 BlackBoxTL extra 1 part6
05/10/19 BlackBoxTL extra 1 part5
05/08/19 BlackBoxTL extra 1 part4
05/03/19 BlackBoxTL extra 1 part3
04/25/19 BlackBoxTL extra 1 part2
04/19/19 BlackBoxTL extra 1 part1
02/25/19 BlackBoxTL c87 (end)
02/24/19 BlackBoxTL c86
02/24/19 BlackBoxTL c85
02/23/19 BlackBoxTL c84
02/23/19 BlackBoxTL c83
02/22/19 BlackBoxTL c82
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Aurinne
Aurinne rated it
February 4, 2019
Status: Completed
(First reviewed at ch 56, edited on completion.)

So, this story is a delightful read, except for two fairly significant flaws. I found it worth reading despite the flaws.

Pros:

    • The MC: The MC in this is lively, naughty, clever, silly, whimsical, vulnerable, kind and so, so enjoyable to read. He's one of those vibrant characters who carry the story. At first, I thought the story would be about the reader gradually learning about the ML as the MC does. In fact, much of the story is about discovering more and more about the MC, which reveals more depth and backstory than I'd anticipated.
    • The supporting characters: There is quite a rich supporting cast for the MC to bounce off and to keep things lively. (In fact, my favourite character after the MC is one who has all the charisma, cunning, intelligence, influence and loyalty of a true ML, but instead is a friend and has his own side-relationship.)
    • The writing: This writing style is very easy to read, entertaining and fairly polished. The translation is also good.
    • The complicated plot? I'm not sure if this is a pro! The plot purposely becomes more and more complicated with different characters and lies, which I usually dislike, but this story has managed so far to just steer itself clear of annoying.
THE CONS:

    • The ML: I didn't like him at all at the start, it wasn't that he was awful, he just was not very likeable. He's a stoic and rigid young man full of fairly fragile but significant pride. After a while, he improved to the level of... innocuous. That is the best I could say about him. It was a bit fun to see the MC start to use his wit and experience to wrap the ML around his finger without the ML always realising. However, as a love interest... at best, he's horribly BLAND. Several supporting characters have more personality and are more likeable than the MC. (To be fair, I do at least appreciate that he's not the same old perfect and flawless ML we often get. I just wish I liked him enough to get excited about pairing him with such a likeable MC.)
    • EDIT: After reading to the end, I liked the eventual sincerity, thoughtfulness and acceptance with which he treated the MC, so I became mostly reconciled to him as the ML.
    • The BDSM: Although flagged from the the start, this aspect doesn't really come into play until sometime after chapter 50. Initially, it fells incongruous, unnecessary and quite badly done. The tone of the rest of the novel is like a lively romcom, and the BDSM just seems thrown in for the sake of it, making it feel clunky and badly-transitioned. What's worse, though, is that the ML's dominance doesn't feel charming or seductive - instead, he just feels like a petty, chauvinistic man who has to exert his dominance regardless of the feelings of his partner or else he'll feel emasculated; not romantic or erotic at all. Luckily for him, the MC goes along with it because the author has decided he likes it.
    • EDIT: It turned out to be acceptable, so don't be put off by its bad introduction. The ML improves a lot and the BDSM, without taking over the story, gradually becomes a way that they develop a deeper connection. I was pleasantly surprised to see that this became a vehicle for the ML to actually become a more considerate partner, so I was glad I persisted with the story over the less likeable parts.
All in all, this is a lively and enjoyable story, written with a little more sophistication than many BL stories around. The author did a fairly good job of tying up all of the various complicated threads and I found the ending mostly satisfying.
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Hals
Hals rated it
March 12, 2018
Status: c5
EDIT: The story's been picked up again! And im literally over the moon lmao I cant believe id forgotten how much I love this 😍

So far it's really great! In passing, I've heard loads of great things about this which made me decide to pick it up and I definitely don't regret it!

The premise is quite natural. I had initially thought that it would seem a bit forced - having to become someone's fake wife just because you owe debt? I admit I was a liiiittle sceptic but no... more>> haha, I was so hooked onto reading the incredibley witty banter (and I mean absolutely top notch wit AHAHAHA) that it all seemed v v natural haha

Our MC is, from what I can tell so far, pretty shameless in the best way possible. His interactions with our ML had me swearing with how funny they were. Our ML takes no sh*t, and is super loyal and makes me wanna have someone like him in my life AHAHAHA jk jk (...1/2)

LBM does a great job translating too - cause it's p modern, there's loads of slang that they patiently explain haha Everything is A+ superb ♡

The writing style is quite casual and humourous: from narrating like in the first chapter, to interactions between the guild in the latest chapter, chapter 5.

Some examples of a few of my favourite lines:

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Then the two began living together. Of course, it's a pure male-male cohabitation relationship.

Are you asking these two why they didn't make a pair? The reason is simple.

Two gong gathering together can still have one of them be the receiver, but two shou can only rent a house together.
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【Nearby】 Little Bell: Hi, handsome.

The man did not reply.

Guys always like to play cool, Ling Yang understood.
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Ling Yang knocked his head angrily on his keyboard: how am I so unlucky.

【Private Chat】 Little Bell: h6ug6uy5g h6t6ugt6gbh

【Private Chat】 Night Wolf: It doesn't matter even if you cracked open your head; remember the keyboard is not cheap.

【Private Chat】 Little Bell: >皿<凸 (emoticon)
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【Guild】 Great Grandpa Hr: Little Bell, you get out!

【Guild】 Night Wolf: Be polite with my wife a little.

【Guild】Jiandie: Yes, Little Bell, don't you think you need to say something to everyone?

【Guild】 Little Bell: Hello everyone. I am Little Bell.

【Guild】 Meng Egg:...

【Guild】Quan Little Grandson:...

【Guild】Lu Xiaobu:...

【Guild】 Little Bell: Thank you for taking care of my husband during my absence.

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Lol it's my first time feeling strongly enough about a work to leave a review here in NU so I'll just finish by saying that so far its suuuuper cute and funny, and that if you're even somewhat entertaining the idea of reading it, do!

From me, it's ☆☆☆☆☆ <<less
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Rukachi
Rukachi rated it
February 27, 2019
Status: Completed
Dang, this was a heck of a ride. The beginning is adorable, funny, and ligh-hearted. But it gets emotional real fast. I didn’t expect to feel the way I do now. To be honest, regarding the ending, I feel bittersweet. Don’t take it the wrong way — the main CP is (at least I believe) very happy. But as an outsider who knows the whole story from the different POVs now, I can’t help but feel “what if?” If you look past the comedy, if you look past the smut,... more>> the story really touches upon a lot of things to think about. I don’t want to spoil it because I felt like I experienced a touching and painful journey and I absolutely recommend others to set forth on it for themselves.

Regarding the BDSM aspect, some may find it uncomfortable, and I respect that. I personally did not quite “get it”, but I tried to understand it, at least a bit. I don’t know how accurately it describes the BDSM community but it sure as heck is better than some other ones I’ve seen. At least this stresses the importance of tolerance, respect, trust, and boundaries.

Lastly, thank you Blackbox for translating it! <<less
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auroraRMC
PiCrazy31415 rated it
August 5, 2018
Status: Completed
Hmmm. I would say I both love and hate this story. Conflicting feelings are rampant.

Honestly, I really like the MC's personality. He's pretty damn strong mentally, considering what he's been through in his past, and almost always cheerful and happy and determined. Plus his shamelessness is pretty damn amusing, and the interactions with the other people online are absolutely hilarious. I literally couldn't stop myself from laughing multiple times while reading. To my surprise, I wasn't as big a fan of the ML as I usually am, likely due to... more>> what I'm gonna discuss.

While I really do enjoy the romance and the humor and shamelessness here, I guess I'm just not as comfortable/as big a fan of fetishes or BDSM, so when I kept reading about the MC literally falling over and drooling over boots, I was pretty creeped out most of the time. Plus with the S&M relationship, idk, seeing the ML "torturing" and "controlling" the MC for their pleasure wasn't exactly the most romantic or enjoyable for me. But that's only because I don't understand the draw of it at all, and likely also bc I can't imagine being as unguarded or helpless as the MC during those times. But these aspects are written quite well, so people who are fans of these two areas would likely enjoy it.

Lots of angst in certain parts. The MC has really suffered, both mentally and physically, and when they were going over his past, I definitely started tearing up pretty intensely over what happened. Though I guess based on what happened, the MC is happier with the ML than he would have been if they hadn't been designed. My last annoyance is that both of them never really confessed to each other, and the bad gaming equipment trope is used a couple times to foil the very rare attempts to do so. Overall, a short and pretty enjoyable read. <<less
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earlgreyt
earlgreyt rated it
February 26, 2019
Status: Completed
To be honest, I almost abandoned this story after reading the author's preface before Chapter 1 (I recommend BlackBoxTL Chapter 1 because it has the author's trigger warnings translated) because I didn't think that the novel would do a good job with expressing a BDSM relationship or fetishes in a respectful manner.

I'm not part of the scene myself, so I don't know how 'accurate' the author wrote it, but I do think that everything was described with sensitivity/research/awareness on the author's part. I've read some BDSM stuff in the past,... more>> but very few give the feeling of being safe/sane/consensual. This story actually approaches it. The dominant is not just there for a power trip to oppress the sub (which is what many many awful D/S relationships come across as).

Spoiler

The ML comes across as a 'chauvinist' several times, but he does have character development and by the end of the story it's clear that he's getting past his youthful immaturity.

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Anyway, the BDSM part is not a huge part of the story. This is a well-written gaming romance, the relationship progression is very cute, and I love the MC's outgoing, sunny character. The humor, side-characters, are all pretty great. The MC is also extremely good at his game (better than the ML) which is the best part. There is also a lot of mystery, drama (some melodrama) with fake amnesia, misunderstandings, hospitalizations, etc. so buckle up!

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Why can't childhood friends ever win??!?! Whyyyyy.....

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I started the story with a lot of trepidation, and it negatively influenced my enjoyment of the earlier chapters because I was waiting for the interactions to go wrong... so I hope that this review can encourage some of you open-minded people to give the book a shot! <<less
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vivi99
vivi99 rated it
January 20, 2019
Status: Completed
I just wanted to say that...

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Everything in the story is not a coincidence but also kind of a coincidence, everything is linkedd. Everyone somehow knows everyone and I was so confused by the relationship between all the different people because one after another kept appearing to know each other. We eventually find out what happened to little antelope's hand which is also somewhat related to why he left the old server and bought the bell character

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I would super recommend this although the spoiler part might be quite incomprehensible bcos of all the rambling but this story is really good. I wished I hadn't read the raws tho, because I skipped alot of portions of text and the little dialouge that happens before the start of the story. Kudos to the translator for working through that, so much slangs orz.

Also
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The ML really grows into a beautiful S and the xx scenes are not censored for the most part I think

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Avabliss
Avabliss rated it
April 24, 2019
Status: Completed
I'd like to say that this story, probably had one the most fleshed out protagonist ever. The story itself describes what he does, how he met the ML, and how their relationship progressed and how he let go of his past.

It was a silent cry for help, as you read on, even though the chapters are happy and bubbly from one perspective, you can actually perceive how it's affecting and how the MC is doing it due to his past, and how he doesn't have hope for himself anymore.

It's like... more>> this: The MC puts on a cover of being superficial, overly-bubbly, happy-go-lucky when actually he did several things which made him lose the "him" he wanted.

And he grew to hate himself, very hidden, and that's where the ML comes in, though you might have not noticed if you just skimmed and scanned and not really understand it and read, he redeemed the MC.

But during the process of redeeming him, the ML turned from a chauvinistic purely dominating ML to an understanding, loving, yet still kinda dominating (angel in the streets, a demon in the sheets) and... you can see him struggling to "repair" the MC towards the end.

Spoiler

The MC had many fears, many things which he was afraid to show as he thought would be judged, but the ML accepted him and even protected him later on.

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One thing you should keep in mind is that the whole chapter will go happy or sometimes rowdy lol, but in the end, just the MC saying one line will expose a huge amount of vulnerability he possesses.

Like in the later chapters, he just says, "Don't worry, I can't fly anymore" which is so meaningful, I cried for quite a while because of that, even though it was just used in a paragraph where he climbed to the top of a tree and behaved like a cranky bird. But the ML realized, that he wasn't referring it as a joke, and understood him.

Its an amazing novel for hidden notation, it's quite the slow-burn but though it's not as realistic as it should be, the feelings are real. What the MC felt, we all can feel it too. And the ML is there to understand. <<less
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darlingv
darlingv rated it
March 18, 2019
Status: Completed
I waited a long time to read this, but I'm glad I finally got to it. I actually finished reading this within a few hours because I wanted to find out what the big misunderstanding was! I thought the BDSM was actually rather mild, so, don't let that stop you from reading this!

I really like MC's personality. He's strong, optimistic, kind, witty but also vulnerable. It's very easy to connect with such a character because he feels very real. I wasn't completely sold on ML, it's probably a personal preference... more>> but I felt that I liked MH (childhood crush) more. But, MC and ML are definitely made for each other, with MC's tendency to be a flaming M and ML's need for control.

The story is written in a way that keeps you in suspense over the events that led MC to the point when the novel starts. As different characters are introduced, we get to see how each character is connected to the other and the role that they play in MC's life. There aren't any unnecessary misunderstandings or complicated plot twists although MC does lie a lot and hides a lot of secrets.

But I have to say:

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This story has made it clearer than ever, how one tiny misstep/ misunderstanding can change your whole life and how easy it can be to lose somebody because of that. Whether it is for the better or worse in this story, I guess that's up to each person's interpretation. At first, I felt like I wanted MH to be with MC but upon thinking it over, I realized that the kind of trust and tacit understanding MC and ML have is something that is very rare. ML may not be perfect but he is perfect for MC. Sure, MH is very devoted to MC and it's not MH's fault that they fell out BUT I think when it comes to loving someone, ML has the upper hand. It's too easy to argue that MH couldn't reach MC and there was "nothing" much he could do. If his feelings were stronger, he wouldn't have waited six months to find him. What, you're telling me he can't ask his parents where MC lives and crash into his dorm and clear the misunderstanding? If you love someone, you'll try harder. ML may have only known MC for a short while but he is very clear about his feelings and what he has to do (even with all the lies between MC and ML)

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Gluttony
Gluttony rated it
March 1, 2019
Status: c87
- unreliable narrator; you basically don't know what's going on in his head and hence in the overarching story and it is rather glorious and mystifying

- BDSM element may seem weird but like everything else in this novel, it is cleverly explored and integrated through the use of forum dialogue between netizens and with humour and taste. And also f*kn hot if you like bdsm so *shrug*

- incredibly flawed and colourful characters; memorable, well-fleshed out and honestly portayed e.g. The author has no issues roasting the ML's personality, and the... more>> MC is unashamedly a compulsive liar and darling simultaneously

summary: dead ass funny, interesting narration and medium choices, really strong characters, wonderfully clear and reliable translations, very light and breezy to read. <<less
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rhianirory
rhianirory rated it
February 25, 2019
Status: Completed
An interesting novel that made me laugh out loud at more than one point. I needed that after the last few stories that were full of sadistic yandere MLs who do horrible things to the ones they claim to love without anything as nice as a safe word to stop them. I really liked that game time and real life both got plenty of exposure, it seems like most stories with games either show very little of the real world or vice versa. I also liked that there were no... more>> disapproving parents trying to separate them (no one's parents show up, even in flashbacks). The MC and most of his friends are all gay from the beginning and there's no horrified "OMG you're gay!" moments from anyone he knows. There are a few token evil/clueless females though, and a bit of dogsblood melodrama and angst. The MCs charm and easy going personality hides a lot of pain and damage due to past experiences.
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the one thing I think is utterly stupid though is him not being able to be a pilot just because he has a scar. What kind of bullsh*t reason is that? What do scars have to do with flying?

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On the relationship side, this story was less about strait up BDSM and more about a deeper D/s interdependent relationship. Yes, there is overlap, but there are also differences. I like that the ML works hard to become a good top for the MC and make sure he always feels safe with him. If you want to know more about the difference then google-san is your friend.

Also, a big thank you to the translators!! <<less
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Mintzu
Mintzu rated it
February 15, 2019
Status: c56
Very fluffy. In the beginning, that is.

I really like how the story goes in the beginning. MC is really funny, tho not as innocent as he looks (more info in the spoiler). ML is..... idk what to say about him, feels a bit flat compared to the other side characters.

I stopped reading at the chapter stated above in which they already met and got together (in a way)

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Excuse me if you don't agree with me but the switch is kinda too fast for me. They just somehow settle their feelings and ML is angry cos he feeling betrayed the MC lied to him. And MC nonchalantly gave me a BJ (CMIIMW) to ease his anger 😂 His friend wondering what he did to make ML's anger go down so quickly while I was just feeling like a balloon out of air... I don't feel anything towards this anymore right after that chapter. I tried to read a bit more but I can't get into it as before 😥

Then I heard people been saying there is gonna be BDSM in this so I know I have to show myself the way out. 😂

Don't get me wrong, I don't mind smut etc but I felt like the transition is a bit too abrupt. The author brushed away their fight stems from the revelation so easily. And then the ML suddenly madly in love with MC after that encounter. (I meant, sure he indicated his interest for a while already but except for giving hammer and accompanying his swimming, I feel he is a bit flat in expressing his love)

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mazeoflife28
mazeoflife28 rated it
February 13, 2019
Status: c78
I enjoy reading this and continue to wait in anticipation for translated chapters. Being a gamer myself, I was really excited over the prospect of an MMO being included in the novel. The interaction with online friends and guild mates have me in stitches. MC is so shameless but also endearingly so. The side CPs that got together are cute.

The BDSM aspect doesn't bother me. (It's actually pretty tame.) I take that back. LOL. The scenes do get really.. Wowow. Later on. NSFW. But yes, it still doesn't bother me.... more>> Within my own standard it's still not that extreme. To me. Of course, I understand everyone has their own bracket of what they find acceptable and what is too much for them. The ML isn't prince charming, at least not at first. But idk, overall I think I like him. He's clearly a flawed human being. But that's not exactly a bad thing. He may seem dominant but he's the one being led by the nose by the Antelope and he takes care of people who are important to him. <<less
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Shio
Shio
April 29, 2019
Status: extra 1 part1
    1. The are a lot of names and side characters. There was around 2 or 3 pairings introduced beside the main pairing, add in the in game name, and you will get confused. At least I did get confused and gave up remembering everyone else that was not the main character.
    2. It has boot fetish and a lil bit of sub dom relationship. Now, I do not mind bdsm. I just do not realize that this novel was one until around midway and booth fetish become one of the core plot. I really wish the author could introduce it more slowly from the beginning.
    3. Both the MC and ML are not the usual "straight/good" character. The MC is a liar, the ML was an egoistic brat. I love them since that was how people act irl. Personally, I find the ML not being no1 player really refreshing to read. For those who want the character to be more idealistic, this might not be for you.
    4. Everyone else are gay too trope. Some like it, some do not, but yeah. Every single one are either gay or bi, unless they are not that important or has little screen time.
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Carnaxa
Carnaxa rated it
March 9, 2019
Status: --
The story was a ultra slow burn to the extent that

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at chapter 55 was when there was any relationship development between the MC and ML. I found the MC to create a bunch of stupid misunderstandings though he was constantly called clever and the ML to be naive to such an extent that I can only call him stupidly obtuse.

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I actually couldn't finish this series. It was okay but the relationship development between the MC and ML was entirely to dramatized and to be quite honest really stupid.
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skysongxd
skysongxd rated it
March 5, 2019
Status: c87
This story is so good!!!!!!!! I really didn't expect it to be as funny and sometimes sad as it was but 5 stars!! The ML had super nice character development it really made me cry towards the end, I saw some reviews saying the ML was boring but they probably didn't read until the end >.> how is YeLang boring ah?!?

The bdsm part was also a nice bonus! I don't see many CN novels at all with a bdsm element and I think the author did a great job with... more>> it ~~

A really cute story with great plot about a hungry wolf catching the little antelope~ definitely re-reading! I'm not worthy of such a great story!!

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KongKwong
KongKwong rated it
March 4, 2019
Status: Completed
As it was said here countless times, I'm loving this novel all over except for those BDSM parts. They just don't fit in the plot.

The MC is incredibly lovable, not your typical silly and weak girly type, but a lively, energetic and scheming little devil. I absolutely love him! Unfortunately, I haven't come across this type in other novels. Even though he'd been through very tough moments he's still able to be himself and keep on moving forward. I'd like to call him my role-model, cough, except for the part... more>> with boots.

Despite knowing who ML was since the beginning, since the title makes it quite obvious, I was still hoping for a change till the last moment. The character of the Wolf had been through some changes but nevertheless his personality is still a mystery in my eyes. On one hand, he's your cold, heartless rich young master, but on the other hand he's just an impulsive little kid who doesn't know how to control his own desires. I just don't get it. He's supposed to be the leader in their relationship, the reliable partner who can protect our vulnerable on the inside MC, but I feel like it's ML who needs someone to guide him through his childish acts... Well, he is not my type for sure, let's move on!

The plot and in-game interactions made me laugh so much! As a former hardcore gamer, I enjoyed those gaming elements and was trying to find some similarities with the games I'd played myself. It's quite regrettable that it's highly unlikely to inadvertently come across someone from your own town, I wish I'd given a chance to experience such a wonderful friendship~ And I found the fact that MC was using the same mouse as I did in my glorious Lineage II and AION days very amusing! (it must be Razer Naga, right?)

It's a very nice story with a decent plot. The author stated all the warnings before the first chapter so everyone can decide for themselves whether they can accept it. Althoguh I didn't enjoy those little BDSM plays, I didn't find them repulsive or too out of place. I'd recommend giving this story a try. <<less
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calledout
calledout rated it
March 3, 2019
Status: c87
i truly think I found my favorite light novel and I regret reading it in 5 hrs. I should've taken my time and carefully savored each masterful chapter.

the characters were all wonderfully memorable, the bdsm was well written with a much more accurate, realistic portrayal of a d/s relationship without being too intense and niche, the main romance & side romances were gratifying and sweet, the very detailed and believable video game and world setting was a BLESSING in comparison to Some Light Novels I Can Think Of, and in... more>> particular, I adored the irl aspect with forum posts shown at the start of every chapter, which really added a touch of something special to this novel by giving us a different narrative perspective. God I love this novel. the plot itself is a work of art, with each new aspect the reader learns about our MC's history and friends and life being akin to a jigsaw puzzle piece, and by the end every piece has found its place to form a masterpiece. I genuinely laughed out loud at some parts.

altogether, this was everything I asked for from a gaming, bl novel, plus a little extra. I would extend my review, but I gotta go reread. Don't regret picking this one up at all

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ok past the initial honeymoon phase and thought a little more rationally about this. I definitely appreciate antelope and night wolf for its lighthearted and comedic tones paired with the actually intriguing plot, the latter of which is rare to find in a comedy and gaming novel. The characters themselves could have certainly been explored more and I do agree with some reviews that the ML is kind of flat and one dimensional. Like, in any other novel I wouldn't be as enthusiastic for their romance, but because the narrative and the MC's perspective is very well-written and characterized, ive grown to like the ML in a pair with the MC. MC is definitely more developed though.

i also agree that the BDSM is kind of out of the left field but honestly like. Its hot so you wont find me complaining. Lmao. Plus its definitely more d/s than anything else + a boot fetish so imo pretty vanilla

in the latter half of this novel, the gaming aspect takes a definite step back, although to be fair it was much less focused on the game itself and the gameplay as it was on the character's relationships and romance and misunderstandings. Still, I would enjoy a prequel detailing the events prior to this novel that happened in the MC's old server to a greater degree! But first and foremost this novel is undoubtedly a comedy and romance, not a "kings avatar" or "legendary moonlight sculptor" sort of deal.

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i could honestly ramble about this novel for paragraphs but at this point does anybody care? Instead of reading this review yall should save yourselves and read the novel.

TL;DR lovely lighthearted and intriguing romance, well rounded in terms of characterization and worldbuilding, and holistically incredibly enjoyable on all accounts. <<less
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Aforia
Aforia rated it
May 31, 2019
Status: Completed
Thank you for bringing us this amazing novel! The story was so unique and carefully written and the wonderful translation brought it justice!

First, I DO NOT recommend this to those of you who want a quick bubbly read to rest their minds;

Second, I HIGHLY recommend this to those who want a bubbly read with undertones that make you want to think more while or after reading, both about the themes this story pushes to the surface and the story itself.

Now, a wall of text and super heavy spoilers below! (Probably... more>> here just to ramble a bit with people who already read it before)

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I am still ruminating on the aftertaste, it was sweet yet sour, I still hope Tiger would have a good future ahead of him bc he’s the only unfortunate one to have a “nice guy card” and “not the one” plastered across his whole existence. Even though we saw so many fluffy stories where his type was the best choice, but here Antelope’s appetite is clearly stated as being quite unique from the start and it’s the only thing that kept me from being subjected to onion ninjas on behalf of this beautiful yet unfulfilled romance.
Being a Tibetan mastiff and finding yourself such a lover as Ye Lang who could see through your misgivings and accept you wholeheartedly, digging for information and Ling Yang’s preferences himself without making him talk about his insecurities and re-opening the wounds is such such such (important things must be repeated 3 times!) an amazing feat it totally made me worship Ye Lang as a man. Loving such a person as Ling Yang with not that big yet quite heavy baggage is really a tough job which Ye Lang is doing almost perfectly. When he messed up and apologized immediately we could clearly see that not only his dominating side was awakened by Ling Yang, not only the amount of love and play is in balance in their life, but the amount of mutual trust and respect as well. While I was afraid at some point that this deep love could, if mishandled, result in total destruction of a person, Ye Lang shoved not only Ling Yang but me as well that he is worthy of trust. Not being an omnipotent god or overbearing ruthless CEO who stomps and destroys your enemies doesn’t necessarily mean he could not devote himself to protect and shield Ling Yang from harm.

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Reading this was a feast and then thinking of the things this novel puts to light was a kind of different satisfaction, I also feel the pleasure of mind, body and soul just as our main CP, and I sincerely want to thank those people and series of events that brought me to experience this. Who would have thought that such small body of novel after reading the cavity inducing YBPGVW would make me feel and think so much.
At last, I hope that just like YBPGVW our YangYang would happily make waves while Ye Lang would shield him from behind, being such an eye catching shiny gem-laden MT as he is~ <<less
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Usas
Usas rated it
April 21, 2019
Status: --
New Review: I first gave this series a 1 star after reading till chapter 50. And I stand by it. But, I am also a lifelong fujoshi with debilitating weakness for OTT MLs. Haaah. Life is hard. Sarting from chapter 51, the story doesn't turn any better, but the ML gets so much better (Drools. Wipes it away.). My fellow fujoshi's, go forth. Fast read until ch. 50 and enjoy the rest. :D

Solely for the NSFW chapters, I award this novel 4/5. MWAHAHAHAHA!

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... more>> My review for ch.1 - ch.5o:

I came to read this after I finished reading 'You boys play games very well', a shared universe novel. While I wasn't hoping this novel to be similar to the first one, the sheer unnecessary drama stuffed in this story made me want to puke blood in anger!

It's a school life, online gaming game and for some reason the author made our MC have superfluous, mysterious background information. Ugh!

And,

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What is with Ling Yang trying to keep his online character a secret from Ye Lang? What's the point? One attempt, I understand, but he kept going to extraordinary lengths to keep it a secret. Just wanted to kick him in the nuts TBH

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YaoiMom22
YaoiMom22 rated it
April 12, 2019
Status: c87
I don't even know where to begin. This story is AMAZING. I laughed my ass off and cried my eyes out. It's an incredible ride. I definitely suggest reading this story. Especially if you're a gamer!! It revived my love of gaming and satisfied the dirty little fujo in me.
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