So story starts with the MC Fang Zhao dies at the last few years of the apocalypse. He walk up finding he was inside the body of university student who was doing his internship in his last year of university. This was 500 years after he had died. He has memory from the Fang Zhao he took over and found that a friend of the body's previous owner stole the 3 songs the body's original owner worked on for the internship. Due to lack of time to write more he killed himself. (Also took in a dog and feed the dog the pill he used to suicide too but the dog lived and was kept as a pet)
The MC finishes up a song the origin body's owner had in the note book and it was very popular thus landing him a job at the company he was interning at. Right at the start of his new job he get unlucky and was made to lead the virtual idol department in their company. Their company is one of the 3 major entertainment company but their virtual reality had always failed. He went a created an virtual reality idol based on a tree from the apocalypse and composed a song and music video for it (and yes the music video was described full in words) This was very successful getting him funding and support from the company where he finishes 3 more songs completing a this 4 part epic. There is a very famous game dev company that makes a new game every 10 years and next year will be t heir new game launch based on the apocalypse. They will take 1 virtual idol form each continent as like mascots for the game. Fang Zhao's virtual idol wins. He was also asked to compose music for the opening movie and his song got picked.
Around time for song 3 and 4 he went to other continents to get ideas and in one continent make friends with a farm owner and this kid who was a descendant from the general hero of that continent. Later the kid call him for help coz he brought a farm and got tricked. Fang Zhao went with his dog and help the kid set up a team of dogs to compete in sheep herding competition. Fang Zhao's dog end up coming the leader of the dogs and became very famous after winning the competition.
Then the new game is released and Fang Zhao played it to release all the pent up aggression he had built up due to coming directly from the apocalypse. He is basically a super soldier and god in the game single handedly held the single score ranking world wide by a wide margin. He helps the company he works up build up a game division by recruiting people.
After than he went off to serve the military for 1 year as it is the law that everyone has to serve 1 year in the military. He applies to serve on a few space ship but was rejected as they didn't take stars (He was kinda a star due to his status as god in game) So he end up picking a really far away planet with the highest difficulty to mine. There was this whole plan to send stars to the poor planets and basically film about situation there for a year in hope of getting people to donate. Fang Zhao was chosen as one of the five stars. He arrives on the planet and on the first day of mining finds A ranked energy ore due to his good hearing. This cause a big wave as it immediately made planet become extremely important. Soon the planet was getting all the resource it needed to develop. Fang Zhao moved to one of the outpost to help with one of the research team working there. They get attacked by terrorist who created the monsters from the apocalypse as fodder. Fang Zhao was hiding in underground bunker with the scientist but when he saw the monsters he was extremely angry. He went out and killed a lot of them along with some of the terrorist earning him lot of military merit and he was promoted. This was extremely rare for people just serving their 1 year to get promoted but the upper brass ok the promote due to the program he is in and used him as example to urge the young to join the military.
He does his service at the outpost and then get lent to some of the other poor planets hoping to use his ear to find A ranked energy ore too. On the first planet he visit he meets another star that's part of the program who urge him to buy some land on the planet with him. The whole thing end up becoming really big as they pulled a lot of people and built a film city. Later a big organization buys a big area on the planet and the rumor secret project on a big movie about the apocalypse that had been on hold is about to start up again. Fang Zhao wish to basically play himself and start planning on getting himself well known enough to get the role.
Fang Zhao finishes his 1 year service and return back to Earth where he prepared for his first concert. The concert contained 10 song he worked on during his 1 year of service. It went well with all rights to the song sold soon after the concert ends.
Chapter 277 ends with him attending award ceremony held by the big game company with him handing out an award.
And if you feel that this is really random it is. Its really a slice of life story so far about what he is doing. Personally enjoy it as it is very relaxing read.
What kill the novel for me and why I just stopped completely was after his sect get destroyed and he is teleported away. He get his own mountain to create his own branch to rebuild his sect. He make fun of someone then felt bad or w/e and followed that guy to find he had trouble s*x life (pre mature ejectulation) so he make this pill that increase one's s*x drive like crazy and gave it to him. That guy f**ks his gf hard and is conflicted about asking for more of the pill. And if that was it its like w/e pointless but ok. BUT the complete asshole the MC is he feed it to his two disciples who had no way to vent themselves beside literally f**king a hole in the ground. Like I wish I was kidding but this part is so f**ked up why was it even in the novel? At this point it was like I'm not going to make myself suffer reading this and stopped.
It's enjoyable and relaxing read but nothing more. There no real direction and I think the main problem is the MC is always passive. Like because of all the rules set by the system the MC can't actually do anything. All the stuff has to just need to occur the way MC needed for the story to work and it gets fairly obvious after a while.
Lot of chapters are pointless and isn't really interesting at all but if you kinda turn your brain off and skimp it the overall is not.
Now the translation, it seriously need some editing or someone to proofread it. I'm not picky on translation as my I skim pretty fast and my brain auto corrects a lot. But this has gotten to the point where I'm constantly picking out issues. Not to an unreadable degree but to the point it pulls me out of reading. Like there lot of he/she used improperly. Like a woman is talking and in the same like there would be he where it should have been she. Some of the translation is a bit funky like when he unlock soup dumpling then for next several chapter the translator use soup dumpling and steam bun as if they were the same time. There were literally sentence where soup dumpling and steam bun were used close together when it should have been all soup dumpling. Like no idea what was going on there.
Also MC is really meh, he kinda retarded and author try to play out like he smart when he try to trick customer to fulfill his missions but he just comes across as really retarded. Really have no idea what the author is trying to aim for.
Overall relaxing read but don't expect plot.
Finished reading the whole thing and it was ok. It main story is not bad if you don't think too hard about it (way too many plot holes) but one thing that kills it for me it is drag. Oh man does the novel drag like no tomorrow at times.
This is big problem with the author's other novels, like so MC is part of a team in this competition. Most people author would drag out the fights the MC's team is in. Well this author will drag out the fights of EVEYRONE ELSE first so be prepared to read a lot of sh*t you don't remotely give a f**k about and will be completely inconsequential.
Also there a lot of build up for stuff that get resolved in really anti climatic ways that make you wonder wtf is point of all this build up. Especially the ending like my god. When I reached the last 10 chapters I was like is there a sequel because there is no way this can end in 10 chapters with the current situation. Yet it does and while its not bad (my god CD ending still haunts me) but my god was it the most anti climatic thing ever. So much hype and mysterious that just goes meh its over.
Lot of repeating plots but few very good plot twist. Actually one of the big twist toward the end I thought was really really cool and could have went in some awesome direction but of course totally wasted by the direction author went.
Overall enjoyable mindless read. Don't expect too much.