I have been asked about LSW but since I was pretty busy recently I couldn’t answer all of them. And since today is Sunday I got some time to do it.
But I want to say it first : I like the novel and I still love Fushimi after reading it. So I don’t know if I can bring the best answer for ‘why people hate Fushimi after the novel’ or ‘why people hate the novel’. Btw, I didn’t say Japanese fandom stop shipping sarumi but ‘I wonder how many people stop shipping sarumi after reading LSW’. Actually it hurted going through over 2000 posts in 2ch to see people bashing your favourite character, that why I hoped someone could understand Japanese experienced this too ._. (sorry I’m such a bad person but it was sad to read ‘I hope Fushimi stays away from Yata-san’ ‘Fushimi just used Yata-san’ ‘Fushimi was garbage after all’ ‘now seeing Fushimi with Yata-san in the posters pisses me off’ <…> alone ._. )
Here is the spoiler
"Nothing from the past is going to affect me - except in the way I want it to."