BBTL’s First Ever Breaking through the Clouds Goods Giveaway!!!

🌸BLACKBOX TRANSLATIONS’ BREAKING THROUGH THE CLOUDS GIVEAWAY🌸

Hey guys,

We cannot stress how happy we are at you all for supporting BBTL. On top of that, today is also the Queen’s (Huaishang) birthday, so to to share our love for “Breaking through the Clouds”, we’re currently hosting a giveaway of some BttC items on BBTL! Are you excited?! Don’t leave yet! Read on for more information!

These are official BttC buttons, character boards and acrylic keychain that were released as merchandises for the BttC audio drama. They are all brand new, with a total of 5 items to be won (so 5 winners yes)!

The Prizes!

Buttons Set x 1 Jiang Ting Acrylic Ballchain x 1 Character / Shikishi Boards:
Jiang Ting x 1
Yan Xie x 1
Yan Xie & Jiang Ting x 1

This giveaway is open to everyone who comes to BBTL for their reading pleasure! You do not need to read “Breaking through the Clouds” to enter but why haven’t you read it yet?! Jokes lol.

How to participate in the giveaway?

  1. You’ll need to either log in with your facebook account or your email into the Rafflecopter giveaway box! The following steps will increase your chances of winning the giveaway! Remember, we’ll be using Rafflecopter to track everyone’s entries and for it to select the winners.
  2. Follow our twitter account!
  3. Tweet a message regarding the giveaway for BttC!
  4. Reply to the blog post, stating why you like BttC or any of Huaishang’s works! Also in the same post, state which item you want. You can only pick one. You are only allowed to post one reply to the blogpost.
  5. Subscribe to our site’s mailing list!

Important Notes:

  1. The giveaway is open to everyone worldwide. We will ship the item to anywhere in the globe (so long it’s permitted).
  2. Please make sure you have a valid address or able to receive the prizes should you win.
  3. Prizes will take a few weeks or months to arrive. Please be patient! They will be shipped sometime in June.
  4. Your choice of prize is not guaranteed. Prizes are on a first come first serve basis. If the item you want has been taken, we will randomly choose one for you.

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The giveaway will end on 2nd June, 2019 / 12:00AM (GMT +8).

23 thoughts on “BBTL’s First Ever Breaking through the Clouds Goods Giveaway!!!

  1. Gah! I love BttC cuz it’s just too good! (lol I’m fantasticBeets on discord) I admit I started PoYun from the radiodrama on MaoEr because I was waiting for Silent Reading updates and PoYun happened to be a crime-ish/police/BL novel. EXCEPT I got into it and couldn’t get out and hence dived into the actual audiobook. It had to grow on me in the beginning but OMG is it fantastic. I admit I fell in love with JT first; Yan Xie had to grow on me a bit. BUT as a duo?! They compliment each other so well?! Right away, I felt like the little glimpses of couple-life from the two made them seem like such a content, old couple who’s been married for ages. Even when JT was still being hecka mysterious. I’ve said this a lot on discord, but the first epilogue/extra from JT’s pov…really really was incredibly moving. The depth of YX’s meaning and existence in his world, it makes everything come together so well…why he feels the way he feels, why he makes the decisions he does.

    I love huaishang starting from BttC. Overall, for me even though huaishang’s otp dynamics tend to follow similar “molds”, I find her SUCH a great writer in terms of creating complete, breathing characters that are all a little different and are completely capable of making a reader feel emotional connection and investment. They’re similar but also distinctly each themselves. Anyways… yeah.

    Also Ahhhhh I couldn’t pick between these esp since you didn’t even use all the same pictures! If I had to choose though I’d go for the character boards!

  2. I just found BttC few days ago here and I’m hooked… So, just yesterday I finished read the whole series with mtl

    It’s just mtl and I’m cried, the story so so soo good. The mystery, action, even the newly wed life (lol) all of it are great. Some part make me frustated like whyyy, then there the explanation, but after settle down a bit it come back again and I’m like NOOOOOOOOO WHYYYY
    But it’s good 😂

    What I really like is Yan Xie antic, he has great mind but dumb, makes me laugh out loud after some crying part. But damn, I cried alot and laugh alot, mainly cried because Jiang Ting.

    The story really moving and… I don’t have many word in my vocabulary so I only can say really good! Great!

    Usually I don’t even read story about police because I always think it’s hard to chew, but even so I read this, even if it’s hard I really love this story!

    Two of them are really a match made in heaven. Their dynamic, their love–aaaaakkkh, I’m crying again.

    And for prize I pick button set

  3. QLTT is my favorite work of her, along with L:RotPB, but I also like BttC, TSoG and Undead, the plots are always so incredibly interesting, with so many intriguing mysteries, and the relationships are always beautiful with both characters possessing their own strengths, and powerful enough individually. Also the development of the relationships are well done, along with the plot progress, they keep you hooked.
    On the merch I’d like, the Jiang Ting acrylic charm

  4. I like BBTL because of the interesting storyline and likeable MC. I look forward to reading each chapter and I’m thankful that each chapter is long as well.
    I would like the Jiang Ting Acrylic Ballchain.
    Thanks for doing this give away and posting so many BL novels that I can read here!!

  5. I love Huaishang because out of all the authors on JJWXC, she is the best at fleshing out characters. Like, maybe logic is not her strongest point, or world-building, or historical accuracy or originality, yet the characters fleshed out in her stories are painted as larger than life.
    BTTC is the most fleshed-out story I’ve read from Huaishang. In it, the overarching theme is Tao Yuanming’s poem “Lingering Clouds” (停云), which not only spells out Jiang Ting’s name and pseudonym, but also outlines his current situation (lost and surrounded in dark clouds, with no way out) amongst other spoilers ;P. Other motifs in the story – Spica, the Firebird, the Queen of Hearts – are mentioned by Spade K, yet in the end Jiang Ting defies all these markers placed on him, or finds the motivation to fight back – for Yan Xie, who begins and ends as Jiang Ting’s home.

    For the prize I pick the couple shikishi board.

  6. So, first time I comment on this site, I will try my best. In Breaking through the clouds I love the fact that Jiang Ting has the upper hand (sometimes) since Yan Xie doesn’t know many things on him. The writing style is also really pleasing, (I’m quite fond of the mystery genre). Now I’m waiting happily for the following chapters. Phew, I made it (even if it’s a bit short). Thank you for translating, for the prize I like the Jiang Ting shikishi board the best.

  7. I only started reading HuaiShang’s stuff recently, so I don’t know which one I like the best yet! I really like Lantern and GDT tho, I’m a sucker for historical novel worlds~ If I chose a prize it’d be the Yan Xie board!
    Keep up the great translations y’all :3

  8. Ahaha…. I’m one of those who didn’t read it yet :’D But it sounds interesting, I think I’ll give it a try :3

    Buuut~ it’s a giveaway with hot guys… who wouldn’t like that? ( ¬ ‿ ¬ )

    If I would be so lucky (good one, I know xD), I’d chose the Character / Shikishi Board of Yan Xie, if that is the good lucking guy with the blood on the face >3

    Nevertheless, this is a nice action so thank you guys for it \(≧▽≦)/
    And good luck to everyone (ノ^ヮ^)ノ*:・゚✧

  9. I’ve always been a fan of mystery novels, and BttC has become one of my top favourites! Not only did it hook me with the gradual reveals as pieces of the puzzle fall into place, but Jiang Ting is *such* a cool character and the partnership/relationship between him and Yan Xie is complex and develops so beautifully. It’s not often a mystery novel finds the perfect balance between plot and romance (so often, the romance falls by the wayside), but I think BttC is an example of just how good it can be when they get it right. Thank you for translating such a wonderful story, BBTL!

    For the giveaway, I’d love a chance at the Jiang Ting acrylic ball chain. 😀

  10. Hi there,
    I am relatively new to your site so I’ve only read a few novels. Of the few novels I read, I enjoyed Lantern a lot because I like the relationship dynamics and the emotiveness of the characters. Breaking through the Clouds is definitely on my reading list though! I am waiting for a bit more of a stockpile before I start reading given how good I’ve heard it is.
    For the giveaway, I would like the buttons.
    Thanks for hosting something like this! I really appreciate all the work you do.

  11. Hahahaha I’m one of the few who haven’t read BttC yet, but I’m actually really interested now. I read the synopsis, and I was drawn in – I love stories that involve the police. Crime novels and shows (true or fictional) always draw me in, so this seems like an awesome addition to that. And reading other people’s reviews made the couple seem fantastic. To be honest, right after leaving this review, I’m going to start reading it LOL

    Thank you for hosting a giveaway and for translating so many amazing novels. I’m an avid reader of your translations!

    (I almost forgot to add that I would love the button set if I won.)

  12. i like HuaiShang’s precisely because her works are hilarious, well-done plot twist, and nice pace. different from other danmei/author, HuaiShang’s have comedic situations to lighten the heavy plot. and if i mean the comedy is good, then it is real good. i’ve laughed hard at Lantern Peach Blossom and cried badly in the same novel. esp BttC, Yan Xie is just super dope. i’m speechless for several times because of that guy’s dialogs. daaamn Yan-ge. so smoooth. wonder why you’re still single?
    the plot twists are done well. wow i’m actually almost tricked for more than once. and after i knew, i had urge to scream….several times.
    the pace is mostly good because………frankly, if i don’t stop, i really won’t get any sleep. the action is thrilling, really.
    note: i’ve done MTL for BttC, Lantern Reflection of Peach Blossom, and another Lantern series, 提灯照河山 (Tídēng zhào héshān)
    if you see spoiler thread in Novelupdates forums…….yeah, that’s me. the same person who gave reviews for BttC and Lantern Peach Blossom too X”DD

  13. I started reading BttC not too long ago but I love the detective aspect of it and a lot of it also resonates with what I’m studying (all the ochem jargon 😀 ) and yea, i really like the mystery aspect. And the characters are very endearing and it’s amazing to see how well thought out everything is.

    For the giveaway I’d like the button set 😀

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway !

  14. Well. New to this site and new to this book so I can’t actually comment too much. I am actually very new to the world of danmei having started with mxtx in Nov-Dec last year.. so altogether I think I only read less than ten books!
    I would have to say that this book seems pretty intriguing so far. What draws me in? Hm I am not good at analysing such things? Probably the plot premise and the characters which seem quite real

  15. I really like the story because I’m a huge mystery fan, so it can’t get better than mysteryxBL 🙂 There aren’t many BL translators who tackle mystery stories, so my thanks to the translators for doing such a wonderful job. I don’t think I’ve read anything else by this author yet, but if her(?) other works are anything like this one I’m sure I’d love them.
    For the prize, l like the buttons the best, but I’d be more than happy with any of them 🙂 They’re all gorgeous.
    On a side note, I don’t have a Twitter account, so I can’t subscribe to the mailing list for the contest…

    1. Honestly, this story is captivating! I would love to read more of the author’s work. I don’t know an inkling of Chinese and so, thank you to the translators for their splendid job!
      I would like the acrylic ball chain.
      Umm…. Signing off then!

  16. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH FIRST TIME BEING A PART OF A GIVEAWAY FOR DANMEI GOODS!!!!!! HOPE TO WINNNNN

    1. Hi, you might want to read the post more clearly to increase your chance of winning. Please kindly state your reason why and please pick out the item you want. 🙂

  17. hhh It hasn’t been long since i started reading, but i love the interactions between Yan Xie and Jiang Ting!!! I love a good mystery novel, bonus if there’s some good bl involved, with romance that’s not shoved in my face as many author’s tend to do.

    I’d like a shot at any one of the shikishi boards! Any design would make me extremely happy~

  18. I wrote a comment earlier but I guess it didn’t go through?? Crappy wifi connection here. Prize would be a simple button set.
    But in order to not get yelled at by the parents. Guess I’ll have to simplify my entire comment. I’m a new reader of this author’s works. A few weeks ago, I saw this author’s works and wanted to give it a try. But with finals and vacation, it was on hold. So a few days before coming back I started with ‘Green Dragon’. But looking back it ends up I was reading ‘Undead’ before knowing they were the same author. o-o Frankly, I have yet to start on ‘Breaking Clouds’. But I’m very interested in “The Sword of Galaxy”, I have a thing for the flower language. :3 My hope is they incorporate it more into the story. Huge bonus is that it’s also ABO//Omegaverse. 😛 Huge sucker for these kind of danmei novels!!! But this ‘Breaking Clouds’ is a huge intruging(?) story to read. Will go read the first chapter now~~

    This site has a wonderful selector of choosing the best novels of BL//danmei together to read. ^^ It’s great that you don’t have to keep jumping around on NU to find one.

  19. I suck at English (LUL)
    But I think the story is good ‘cuz the characters are very 3D and humanlike owo

    If I win I would like the button set owo

  20. Well English is not my mother tongue so I think there’ll be numerous of errors in my comment, but I just wanted to say that I like Huangshuai and every books that she wrote, and BttC is so great that I cannot stop liking it 😍😍😍😍

    I really want the button set :”>> because my habit is to pin the buttons into my backpack so of course I’ll desire the soooooo beautiful button set that you giveaway

    Hope that no one cares about all the grammar errors that I made :((((

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