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Shi Qingyang, a commoner, had climbed up to be one of two strongest Rank 9 rad-energy fighters in whole country. However, he had focused too much on training strength when he was younger and dangerous flaws were hidden inside his body. Eventually, those he trusted betrayed him after a decisive battle. Then, his body collapsed and he turned into a waste, abandoned by fair-weather friends and loved ones.

After his death, Shi Qingyang opened his eyes again. He had returned to the year when his parents died. He vowed that he would never make the same mistakes again and he would never lightly forgive those who had harmed him. But now, his first and foremost task was to fill up his belly.

As for where to find food… In the past, he had refused the help of others because of his so-called pride. This time, he needed to hold on to the Cheng family gentleman who was a waste! At least, he wouldn’t be hungry like he had been in his previous life!

Obtaining food, exercise equipment, opportunities to become stronger, and finally, even a wife…

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earlgreyt rated it
July 26, 2020
Status: Completed
I've fixed the translation of the summary so it's not copy paste MTL.

I quite like this author's other stories (especially their seme protags), so started this one.

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This story is based on the premise that the Earth went through some kind of radiation apocalypse that destroyed the majority of the population and forced people to develop technology and "powers" based on radiation energy (rad-energy). All sorts of creatures went extinct or mutated heavily from the event (especially insects... now GIANT insects!!). So now, 1000 years into the future, the MC is a reborn rad-energy warrior defending cities from giant mutated animals.

The radiation energy is very very similar in use to cultivating qi in xianxia/wuxia novels, so people use rad-energy to form special attacks and families/clans are powerful depending on what rank rad-energy users their family has. There are also pharmacists who use rad-energy to create potions that help the warriors (exactly like the "pill refiners/alchemists" in wuxia/xianxia).

Most of the big and powerful families want their successors to achieve as high a rank as possible to continue the family's prosperity. It's a very interesting worldbuilding mix of ability users and sci-fi (there are tech implants and adv. science).



  • Fairly interesting worldbuilding around radiation energy (even though it takes many concepts from cultivation novels, the twist with sci-fi makes it pretty original)
    • There are underground and mobile (moving) cities like in Arknights
  • Seme protag, power couple with ML (ML starts off a seemingly useless person but is super smart and has a really mysterious genetic modification background)
  • Overarching plot with mystery around the large beast tide that destroyed the capital city in MC's previous life
  • Leveling-up type story where MC really focuses on slowly building his power base
    • Hiding power trope as well
    • Spoiler

      MC has to hide his "genius" training for some time because he has no backing

  • Established relationship trope, with MC and ML taking turns to show off
    • Spoiler

      MC and ML get married before halfway mark and are super cute domestic husbandos

  • Pleasantly, less cutthroat competition, more "thinking about the bigger picture" than your typical cultivation novel
    • Spoiler

      ML opens a series of pubs to support, educate, and improve the ability of regular rad-energy warriors, openly sharing many of his skills and knowledge

  • ML's hilarious grandpa
  • Good pacing, also enough face-slapping for it to be satisfactory but not too extreme/cruel or disgusting
I do enjoy this author's stories a lot and I like power couples, so I'd recommend giving this a go!

I read the Chinese but I think MTL should be fairly understandable if you look at the author's other works. <<less
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teagsho rated it
April 1, 2021
Status: Completed
I just want to say that this is really good. The MTL is easy to understand...

the MC and ML are really fond of each other and spreading dog food everywhere, both of them are very decisive about their feeling too.

No misunderstanding, misscommunication because both of them have a full trust in each other!

Most importantly, the MC is a SEME/GONG! My favourite troupe ❤️

I think other reviews are enough to explain how I feel after finishing this story.

Absolutely Recommended,

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paulinhakawaii rated it
August 2, 2020
Status: Completed
I read everything using MTL, but it's worthy because despite it being MTL the text was pretty understandable and you could follow the plot easily.

This story is GOOD. The character development is pretty good too. The shou ML goes from a simple minded to a major sidekick, who was smart and powerful.

It's worth a read.
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Ppkk85 rated it
July 10, 2022
Status: c48
I dropped it at ch48. It's sooooo BORING. You'll think that since the story revolve around being a Rad warrior fighting radioactive insect that the author will include a that in the story???? So far it's just MC chatting online, with ML's grandpa and making money. The little sweet moments between MC and ML felt like a story being told by a narrator vs the event actually occurring. I'm moving on to a better novel.
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ike_00000 rated it
November 15, 2020
Status: Completed
Very interesting and also very easy to MTL! Idk why on earth the rating is so low.

Basically, it's like a mix of zombie apocalypse and cultivation world. I won't go too in depth because another reviewer already explained the background. I love this story a lot! The plot is interesting and intricate, all the characters are great, the growth progression is fun, romance is sweet & fluffy, overall a fascinating story.

Plus, seme protagonist! Highly recommend, even through MTL!
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Devrai rated it
August 1, 2022
Status: Completed
Earth has been contaminated by radiation for a long time and humankind somewhat acclimated and evolved. People gather in cities that are protected by huge shilds against the radiation or live underground. Lots of people are able to withstand and even use the radiation energy to enhance and fight the mutated animals outside the safety zone. Shi Qingyang (MC) was detected with mediocre ability but somehow overcame it and became a 8lvl master. To find out how he did it, his "friends" betrayed him and put him in an... more>> illegal research center. When a beast tide surprised the city and annihilated it, he died in that research center but then... he woke up again at the time his parents just died, he was daily struggling, hungry and it was the worst time in his life. This time he will not be too proud to let people know his bad situation, it is more important to have a good body and retain himself. Reliving some of his former life and changing a lot. Especially when he decides to get his former class mate (ML) as his own little gold master... he finds the missing peace in his life, which will change the whole future. (ML doesn't stay weak either)

Like all novels written by this author, it is a great writing which draws you in and let you experience the adventure. At the beginning it is more a slice of life. Then there is a time jump of 1 year, then 6 years and later some in-between. If you are afraid that MC and ML will part during those times jumps, you don't need to be. Their relationship is steady without any ups and downs. They establish it really early and get even married rather soon. The story focus is the leveling up, the discovery of something special (that I do not want to spoiler) and the therein following consequences.

MC and ML have great communications, even MCs secret about his rebirth will be shared.

The side character are so so. Some are fleshed out good but some just disappear after a short time. Even the more prominent side character somewhat fade out near the end.

The ending itself is.... not especially my cup of tea so I took one star off for it.

The translation is edited mtl but really good done. Even the unedited mtl is rather smoothly readable.

I would recommend to read this novel at least once. I most likely are going to reread it as soon the translation is totally done. <<less
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timma rated it
July 21, 2021
Status: Completed
Probably one of the smoothest MTLs I've ever encountered. Great read.

u: 2021 Dec 8

Will probably reread in half a year.
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Amamiya rated it
April 9, 2021
Status: Completed
This is the fifth novel I read by this author and, as always, she doesn't disappoint me! I have loved all her stories, and this one was the same.

ML is so cute!!! I completely understand why MC fell in love with him. At the beginning of the novel, all the time, I wanted to bite ML's cheek ;-; ML's innocence is soooo cute ~ ML's interactions with MC are cute and funny at the same time.

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There's a scene on chapter 31 that ML asks MC if he should climb on the MC's bed.
But ML has lived away from people his whole life, without access to internet content. ML has no knowledge of s*x and things like it.
The things that ML says without knowing anything are very funny hahahahaha the reactions of ML's grandfather's (who takes care of him) are also very funny.


So, I love ML so so soooooo much. I really wanted to hug him.

But, I missed more extras at the end. I wanted to know more about the things the author explained at the end of the novel. The only thing I didn't like about the novel was the small amount of extras :/ I really want to read more! <<less
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Ouryane00 rated it
August 30, 2022
Status: c20
Note to self:

3.5 ⭐️, it’s kinda good but not interesting enough for me to continue. I tried to push through and give this a chance but I just kinda feel like it’s kinda boring. To reread? No

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