Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Smut, Yaoi
Summary [from NU]
When he first crossed over, Chen Liguo did not want to accept it.
But he quickly discovered, after he crossed, he found that all the men he met had perfect figures and eight-packs. Furthermore, these men liked him.
As a gay man, Chen Liguo was so excited he shed tears of joy.
However, the world obviously wouldn’t have such good things.
Because, just as he was drooling and about to pounce, a system appeared and told him: Buddy, sorry to let you down, but you can’t be with these people.
Chen Liguo: What if I insist?
Chen Liguo: You trash system! Destroying my youth! Ruining my s*x life!
Personal Thoughts [spoiler free]
I held off on recommending this one, because while I thoroughly enjoyed the first arc, the second and third arcs fell short of my expectations. However, the fourth and fifth arc reeled me back into the story. Now I’m on the sixth arc, and more confident about recommending this story as one that I enjoy reading. (Please keep in mind that this is all a matter of personal taste. I might like some things that you don’t and vice versa.)
This story has some dark themes and tags (like rape, confinement, and stalking) that would be a cause for horror in any other story, but the MC here makes it work. From his internal thoughts we can see that the MC is not bothered by his circumstances and he even enjoys it, finding it to be the thrilling, hence, giving levity to what would otherwise be a very dark and bleak situation. I must say, the MC’s interactions with his system as they bicker during these tense situations is some of the comedy highlights of this series. The MC purposely acts like a fool in his head and pokes fun at his system, who is just so fed up with its stupid host that it digs pits in retaliation. It’s hilarious if you enjoy that kind of comedy. Although some people might find this in-story commentary jarring, as it can break up the pacing of the non-meta story.
I’m sure we all entertain some dark sexual fantasies in our heads; things that we know are problematic and unacceptable in real life, but still fun to fantasize about within the safety of our minds. And this story caters to some of my darker fantasies. In particular I love it when the ML is obsessively in love, a little forceful, but always gentle with the MC. So far, the ML of arc one is my favorite. Some yanderes are plain delusional, but this one is self-aware enough to know that what he is doing is wrong, yet at the same time he can’t let the MC go.
A super big plus of this series is the ‘daughter of fate’ of each world, or the FL. She is BOMB in every single arc I’ve read so far, even in the two arcs that I didn’t like as much. Ironically enough, the FL with the weakest presence is in the first arc, simply because she didn’t have as much screen time, but all the FLs have unique personalities and they truly deserve to be the ‘daughter of fate.’ They’re all good and/or heroic people. Actually good people. After all the copious amounts of green tea b*tches and straight up villainess girls I see in BL stories, I could just cry from happiness at how lovely these girls are. I love them all (some are shy, some are straightforward) and I would date any one of them. In particular, the FLs of arcs three, five, and six really stand out in my memory. Honorable mention to a female side character in arc four who – I kid you not – serenaded the MC with a guitar, roses, and all. It was really cute and romantic. Too bad our MC is gay. XD
Another BL quick transmigration story with actual good female characters is It’s Actually Not Easy Wanting to be a Supporting Male Lead.
Edit: Just finished reading the seventh arc, and it is giving me some major Rebirth of Chen An vibes.