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astraph

  • Joined Jul 30, 2021
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@puppy_love

Jan 14, 2022

I'm gonna say this very bluntly: If you don't like BDSM or you're uncomfortable with aspects of pet play, this is NOT the manga for you. Who the hell reads the title, sees the previews of it, and then complains about the BDSM aspect of it; that's silly. That is the main aspect of this story and you'll definitley be uncomfortable at most scenes if you're not expecting it.

Anyways, to the specifics. Classic  "there may be some spoilers" warning here.

Story: As another commenter said: the smut aspect of this story is much better than the romance. From chapter one you're basically told two things: "Seoyoon is an inexperienced adult (almost a NEET)" and "Yeonwoo is into some weird shit." Yep. At many scenes, I found myself laughing and texting a friend because of how bizarre and unexpected some events in this story are. Seriously, there is some very strange occurences including voyeurism that'll make you chuckle.

Let's clear some stuff up, I guess?:

  • Yeonwoo is REALLY into some weird shit. He had this contract that said "[Seoyoon] can't say no to [Yeonwoo]." Again, this is rather common in pet play. Don't show this to people who don't know what abuse is or isn't. The author makes it clear that Yeonwoo was somewhat "bad" from the start and the reader is meant to feel kinda weird about him at first.
  • Don't expect romance at the start. Don't. It's obvious this started off as a "fling" that ended up getting kinda more serious as time progressed. Their first interaction was sexual.
  • A pro(?) is that when Seoyoon says to "stop," Yeonwoo acutally stops. That's not something you see in a lot of BL comics for some reason. Oh, and they're very similar in age - also a huge bonus.
  • There is a storyline that's actually kinda good? Decent, but good.

Art: It's good. I like it, personally. Nice artsyle, good coloring, etc. Not much to say about this. Oh, and it's uncensored which is a huge bonus. No lightsabers here.

Characters: The characters are kind of unique, I guess? It'd be best to start off with Seoyoon. He's pretty, somewhat of a pushover (although he does set some boundaries and speak his mind at times), and awkward. He's meant to be awkward, though... he's somewhat of a social outcast in real life while he's popular online. Basically, you see him slowly get more confident with himself while the story progresses. He's cute and I love him. Still has uke energy, but also has a personality and life of his own.

Next I'll talk about Seoyoon's friend, one of the best characters in this manga without a doubt. I forgot his name but he is also very cute and is an actual good friend for once, a rare thing in the life of most ukes I've seen. His friend is there for him and is able to tell him when something isn't right. Seoyoon is very dense and his friend kinda makes up for it and, although it's a very small thing, you've gotta admit it's a breath of fresh air seeing a healthy friendship.

Lastly... Yeonwoo. I don't know where to start off with him. As mentioned above, he's very extreme when it comes to his fantasies and this catches Seoyoon off guard often because he's still very new to it. At first it's obvious Yeonwoo was kind of just using Seoyoon for sex. Their relationship grows over time, but there are definitley parts where you will be cussing this man out. His backstory is somewhat bland... basically, he's sadisitc and was a bully because he was "into it." You'll have to pick up on a lot of subtle cues about his backstory because a lot of what he says is stuff that's "implied." He does have major character development but you'll find yourself facepalming  a lot. He's implied to have flings often, for example -  never stated directly, but very obvious nonetheless.

I felt bad for Seoyoon at a lot of parts, honestly. He was lonely and just wanted to be loved but Yeonwoo was initially very cold and only wanted to use him. 

Overall... I guess I recommend this to people who are okay or unphased by smutty stuff like this. 

7/10 story
8/10 art
7/10 characters
7.5/10 overall
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