Case File Compendium

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Despicable, insane gong x paternal and indifferent, divorced shou. The story between a youth with a unique psychological disorder and an apathetic doctor.

Associated Names
One entry per line
BAB
Binganben
Bìng àn běn
Case History Anthology
CFC
Medical Record Book
The Medical Casebook
病案本
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Latest Release

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05/26/22 Tea Novel c183c183
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Review
18 Reviews


infatuated
New infatuated
May 20, 2022
Status: Completed
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaauahuhjhjbcjhbkubw7oh218hemwks/.

The best opening to any cohesive review, I know. But in my defense, there's not really any other way to express the feeling of getting run over by a truck whilst sleep deprived and dehydrated at 3 in the morning through text. Drink water. Replenish your fluids. My eyes may be faucets, more so than your usual reader, but I think it's been the general consensus for meatbun's writing. Which, by the way, is absolutely beautiful, even through translation (read the congeebrains version as much as you can, excellent work... more>> there). I appreciate the way she uses pacing and description without making characters feel too cloying or heavy-- quite rare in a genre that loves its mutton-fat-jade-skinned, fairylike-watery-coquettish-peach-blossom-eyed (although the peach blossoms definitely do show up in this one) celestial beauties. I'm a real sucker for stories involving the most beautiful character to ever exist and hammering that in every few paragraphs in case you forgot, but the attractiveness of basically everyone in the cast doesn't at all overshadow everything else about them here.

Enough about all that. Let's get into the story.

Let me just say: no one is a good person. Probably the closest to that is Xie Xue and the various martyrs who die before the story begins, but no one is truly a good person. No, not even our main protagonists (certainly not He Yu). No, not even Xie Qingcheng, who has his multitude of bigoted worldviews to work through.

But, I think that's absolutely where CFC shines: you end up loving these no good, misguided, selfish, obsessive, stubborn, homophobic (Yes! Homophobic! Like, to severe degrees. I'm surprised myself) characters. It's clear how much the author loves her darlings, as evidenced by the sprawling essays you may find in the ANs (I recommend you read them- it's like a little director's cut where you get to see some of the writer's intentions), and the leads are so compelling.

This story makes gratuitous use of giving you a character's entire life story right before killing them off. Some people can't stand that, but I think it aligns with the general theme of the story: the importance of humanity. Sure, the bad guys don't need to be humanized, but they are. And the novel rhetoric never pushes you to like them.

About He Yu:

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Seems to be an unpopular opinion here, but I love his character. Yes, Xie Qingcheng is not obligated to love him, and in true selfish-younger-man-has-a-love-hate-complex-with-indifferent-older-man-with-established-position-in-society fashion (a surprisingly common trope), a good amount of his life is thrown into disarray by He Yu, and specifically He Yu's pursuit.

But I think the genius in He Yu is the messaging behind his actions, both the bad (very bad) and the good. His unhealthy attachment to Xie Qingcheng completely makes sense given his life experience and the RN-13 in him that makes him extremely dangerous and volatile when emotional. Just like how people react to criminals with mental disorders granted asylum out of consideration for their circumstances, many readers will probably be resentful of He Yu's eventual happy ending, believing that he doesn't deserve the leniency that he gets.

Xie Qingcheng has lived a life so tragic it's almost impressive, especially that he managed to have all that happen in thirty some years. He Yu, by comparison, seems like he's throwing a hissy fit over something trivial. However, an utter lack of love is not trivial. There have been so many stories of how children deprived of affection develop severe mental trauma, and when exacerbated with the whole drug business, would totally result in someone as unstable as He Yu. With regards to their relationship specifically, I don't think Xie Qingcheng has done anything wrong and shouldn't have been treated like that--it's really the Mandela Organization's fault, for intentionally ruining his mental state in so many ways to weaponize him. You can say that Qingcheng deserves better, but I understood their relationship to be that of two misunderstood individuals who will never have the chance to be as close to anyone else in the world as they are with each other. They will always have a connection, no matter how twisted, and I interpreted the story as them untangling all the knots and aiming to get rid of all that buried toxicity. Is it painful? Extremely so, but their circumstances force their hands. I can't help but feel pity for these two who should've had a much kinder ending.

He's a rapist. He's self-centered, often cruel, and blinded by his own emotions. He's a bad person. But he was made that way, by the people who never gave him a chance not to be a monster. I think that's meatbun's message about mental illness in this story, one that should be shared by more people.

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Yeah. So. This was a whirlwind of a story, lots of scientifically/technologically improbable feats (which you probably should've known the moment a 21 year old doctor was introduced), but I thought the logic within this whimsical framework was more or less sound. Like the characters, hate the characters, cried enough to wake a neighborhood for the entirety of the novel, probably came across every trigger warning in the book. It is an utter mess of murder mystery and absurd medical technology, but at its heart, a love story.

And I am a sucker for love stories. <<less
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Julvlynjmyx23
New Julvlynjmyx2
May 07, 2022
Status: Completed
Well, firstly I didn't think to leave some mark here. But aftee many thoughts I need to leave it

It's not my first time to read meatbun's novel, Erha and Yuwu still makes me speechless and need to reread it over and over again

If I make a collection with novels that I want people read the most, Bing an ben will be in the list

Meatbun never dissappoint me, despite the ratings from some troll, you need to read this novel. It's amazing, I cried and laughs at the same time

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Spoiler

it's happy ending, don't worry. After so much pain it's worth it

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Spoiler

You need to believe He Yu, also the last chapters before end it's absolutely crazy get prepared for tissue

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Ziavory
Ziavory
Jan 03, 2022
Status: c144
If you really want to feel frustration and anger then this is the book for you.

The storyline was really interesting and I wish the male lead Xie Qingcheng was the main character Instead of the He Yu.

The MC He Yu is an example of that scum man who gets face slapped in every quick transmigration novel for being such a sh*t person. His characterization is just so unlikable, childish, and unbearably irritating.

The entire book I just wanted something really bad to happen to him so he would stop being so... more>> self centered and face the consequences of his dumb actions.

He is literally a villain of the male lead’s story.

He ruined the male lead’s career and put him through so much bullsh*t just because he couldn’t get over himself and understand that other people have lives too.

I found his entire angst and backstory is so damn s*upid. The male lead was just his doctor and didn’t owe him anything. But the MC is etitled and resents the ML for choosing to do something else with his life.

The author excuses the mc’s actions of raping, physically, verbally, and mentally abusing the male lead by using his vaguely explained mental illness. Which was honestly only a prop to remind us that no matter what horrible thing the MC does, it was okay because he was crazy.

I don’t know if the author wanted us to forget that mental asylums and prison existed for a reason.

The male lead honestly deserves so much better than this piece of sh*t he got stuck with. Dude just wanted to live his life and take care of his sister but got cursed with our shitty MC instead, who then proceeded to ruin his life and disrespect him under the excuse of his s*upid revenge.
And I hate how they made a 32 year old man weaker than a 19 year old kid just so the MC could abuse the ml.

During their fights I kept hoping the male lead stabbed him in the face or something, cuz he definitely deserved it.

I wish the story was a tragedy.

Anyway, Thanks to the translator for picking up this story, The passionate hatred I felt reading the story made my new year!

Check out the story if you’re really into the cool and intriguing storyline and nothing else, or you secretly find romanticized abuse sexy, or you want to start the year feeling something other than happiness, satisfaction, and all those other good stuff.

Just realized this was basically a rant lol.
Thanks again translator! <<less
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mYboiS
mYboiS
Aug 16, 2021
Status: c42
This story is really good so far.
..... So MC (He Yu) has this blood illness that makes him lose control or turns a bit crazy lol. ML (Xie Qingcheng) is his doctor that helps him control his illness. They both don't really get alone.
MC likes ML's sister and so always pretends to act like a nice gentleman when the sister is around but when she's not, they both bicker and tr*sh each other out lol!!
I am not really sure what the plot will be about because I'm... more>> still pretty early on in the story, but as of now, there's a mystery murderer on the lose who is killing mystery victims.
So far the storyline is very interesting, and it's MeatBun who is the author so you know the plot is going to be dark with all these twists!!

The two MC and ML have great interactions!
I love❤ their bickering and I love how they hate each other lol!!! They both say they are straight so I want to see how they will fall for each other lol!!!

Anyways, thankyou for translations, translators!!!🥰🥰 <<less
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orztodaempress
orztodaempre
Mar 06, 2022
Status: c54
Just so you know, I airdropped to chapter 54 and read from there just to check the translation quality and just as I expected from "Tea Novel", it sucked. Previously I was reading The Husky and His White Cat Shizun and saw that "Tea Novel" decided to re-translate it for some reason and dropped it from the first chapter due to how bad the translation was.

I hope people realize that bad translation definitely has the ability to ruin a well-written novel. The only reason I rated this book a 3... more>> even due to the horrible translation is because I trust in Meatbun's writing. From the little that I could understand from this terrible translation, I found interesting, but I can't withstand the damage it does to my braincells so I'm out.

I hope whoever is doing the "Tea Novel" translation should just stop because they're doing more harm than good by posting those tr*shy MTLs without even a basic grammar check. It's disgusting how shameless they are. <<less
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fltstrt
fltstrt
Oct 27, 2021
Status: c75
Shoutout to congeebrain and team for doing such a great job translating at such a fast pace. They are releasing one chapter almost daily, it's really quite a feat! Do buy the raws on JJWXC if you can to support meatbun! Though I prefer reading in English, I'm reading the original raws too on JJWXC because I can't wait! Its fun following the author's daily updates! Reading the "controversial" chapters even before they get locked is somewhat thrilling haha. (The app recently added an audio function too for ppl who prefer this medium.)

So far at chapter 51 we have finally reached the start of the sexual and deep emotional angst between the MCs that is signature of Meatbun's style (that we all love and hate) ! It's the prelude of a rough ride I can already tell, and I am so ready for it!
Spoiler

It's still really early for any concrete theories, but readers, do take note that our MC isn't the most reliable narrator! Have fun dissecting He Yu's timeline and POV!

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PS: Meatbun is on twitter (@meatbunroubao) go say hi and check out the fan art she has retweeted on her page!
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ErieMaxwell
ErieMaxwell
Aug 25, 2021
Status: c13
This story is such a ride so far. Every new chapter leaves me less and less sure what is going on in the best possible way, but even more sold on the relationship. At this rate I'm going to end up converting one of the walls of my apartment into a conspiracy board by the end of the week.

I can't wait to see where this goes!

Thank you so much to the translators, they continuously make my day. &Lt;3 <3 <3
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ableble
ableble
Aug 21, 2021
Status: c117
So far it's really interesting! I love MC and ML's bickering lmao, can't wait to see their relationship develop.

Edit, currently at c117:

I'll say it again, the plot is really interesting! We're still only seeing the tip of the iceberg and it's really making me wanting to read more.

... more>> Now about ML and MC's relatioship:

He Yu (gong) is a jerk but I can see the way he tries to control himself, and as someone who has read all of meatbun's other novels, by the end of the story I'm sure He Yu will have a satisfying character development. I think he's actually a good person, it's just that his mental illness f*cked him up a bit.
Spoiler

seeing the way he refuses to hurt others except Xie Qingcheng (he'll regret hurting him), due to his confused feelings for him.

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Xie Qingcheng, please take care of your health and stop smoking : (I'm waiting for you to realize that He Yu likes you lol

Note: If you're only looking for sweet fluffy romance I don't really recommend this book, but if you've read (and like) meatbun's other novels then do try to read it! <<less
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jiang ying yue
jiang ying y
Aug 18, 2021
Status: c8
So far super interesting, and I can definitely see this as one of my favorites just from the beginning, well it is meatbun after all.

I'm really interested to see how this will go, it has all my favorite genre's so I'm super excited.
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Aesvitos
Aesvitos
Feb 08, 2022
Status: c155
I really wanted to give a review of Case File Compendium just because it's so different from the other two novels Meatbun has written, but it's hard to put into words how I feel about this story. As a mentally ill person reading from He Yu's perspective a lot of the time it's easy to sympathize with him and seeing the darker compulsions he has, how he fights them, and sometimes how he gives in to them I feel that his condition is not too exaggerated and unrealistic and the... more>> storyline in respect to his social class makes a lot of sense. Meatbun's pacing in this story and the portrayal of emotion is great as always. The tragedy is definitely different from 2ha and Yu Wu. There's a lot more internal struggle and growth than in the other novels that is exacerbated not by external events but He Yu's own interpretations and condition. His genuine youth gives the less appealing parts of the story a reason for developing as they do and doesn't feel as frustrating as the plot in the other two novels (though there is still some frustration over miscommunication).

The only part of the novel that I struggled with was keeping up with characters being introduced and taken off the stage and at the point that I'm at in the novel now, seeing how they're all connected since it's obviously not finished.... Also it's hard to find any characters besides the protagonists interesting. Shoutout to Jiang Liping for being the exception.

Meatbun's slow burns never fail to draw me in <3

Spoiler

The conflict of the murders and RN13 plot feels like it fights to be the main conflict with the love conflict between He Yu and Xie QingCheng which is not necessarily bad, but feels like a lot of back and forth and goes from the seriousness of death to He Yu and XQC dealing with illness to He Yu pouting over their relationship. It's a lot to go back and forth between and I had to take breaks between chapters often just to get myself back on track with whatever was happening next.

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Tea_baggz
Tea_baggz
Oct 23, 2021
Status: c34
I have never written a review before so this is the first time that I have done this. The story was interesting. It was super fun and I surely recommend you to read this.

The intensity of this novel was absolutely soo high especially the times where the MC and the ML interact, I was always so afraid that one of them would lose control and ravage the.. Other.. Well moving on, this story reminded me so much of 2ha. The couples of both worlds are a bit alike but although... more>> MoRan had his savageness I felt like He Yu was more savage of a person than he was. Chu Wanning was also indifferent and as strict as Xie Qingcheng but all his strictness and coldness had reason and he was also a tsundere while Xie Qingcheng (from what I read till chap34) was cold and indifferent (which incited the beast called He Yu to wonder what he'd look like when he was humiliated and in heat from desire) Ahem. Like in the first chapters of 2ha, MC and ML in this story didn't get along till now (they hate each other to the point of doing extreme petty acts of revenge) and I really can't imagine how their relationship will take a turn but it makes me look forward to its development. In the end, both stories were both endlessly interesting and I thank our dearest author for creating such fine stories. I'm still waiting for new chapters!!!

And also thank you to our translator for your amazing translations!!

Sadly, I do not have any money to purchase chapter 35 and the other VIP chapters in jjwxc but I still look forward for the chapters to unlock. <<less
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Pipchi
Pipchi
Oct 20, 2021
Status: c34
The story is really good, the translation is top notch. However from chapter 35 to recent, is lock.

I dont have cost to unlock the vip chapter on jjwxc, my heart ache, but still thank you translator for your wonderful translation.
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h1kar1
h1kar1
Dec 12, 2021
Status: Completed
Edited as of April 2022
The novel is finally completed at 254 chapters and as of now the extras are still ongoing.

This is the first time I followed a novel (a Meatbun novel on top of it) while it was serializing, and I have to say that the journey is like running a marathon. It was long and torturous, with so much emotional rollercoasters that many time I just wanted to give up. But you still kept going because you knew there will be sweet rewards at the end... more>> of the journey.

If you think that 2ha or Yuwu are big knives, well BAB is like a thunderstorm of knives. Meatbun has really outdone herself in this novel. The level of torture, angst and dog-blood have been raised significantly (as well as ehem... nfsw scenes). There are hardly happy or sweet moments in the entire novel, even though Meatbun is still very skillful in inserting spot-on comedic moments amongst all the angst. She has raised the bar so high, now I fell that other stories are so bland *sigh*

As with all Meatbun's novels, a big warning to all people who can't stand r*ape/violence, angst, scum characters, stay away as far as possible from this novel. Too many people ignore the trigger warnings and then come back complaining and giving bad reviews, which is really annoying.

Both of the male leads are deeply flawed. The MC (He Yu) is a pretty 19-yo college student who suffers from a very rare mental disorder. He is an utter tr*sh at the beginning, due to his illness, he can be very aggressive, violent and crazy. But deep inside, he is just a lonely and pitiful teenager who hardly receives any care or love in his life.

The ML (Xie Qingcheng) is a stoic 32-yo university professor who used to be MC's psychiatrist. If there is any award for the most difficult, stubborn and indifferent ML in danmei history, it should be awarded to him. He's extremely (I repeat extremely) proud, stubborn, unyielding to the point of almost heartless. I totally love his character, it's refreshing unlike the standard cold-outside-but-hot-inside characters in so many other novels.

Spoiler

The story is extremely slow-burn, and at the core of it, it is a story about redemption. How two broken people destroy each other but finally find redemption in the other. The characters development are really satisfying, both become a better self because of each other at the end of the story. And it's a HE.. HE!!

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I love this novel so much I start re-reading it and I realize that Meatbun has put so much details in this novel. There are lots of foreshadowing and little details that you may miss at first, finding them is like finding Easter eggs, so enjoyable! <<less
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Lovemeatbun
Lovemeatbun
Dec 14, 2021
Status: c48
I registered just to write this review haha.i love all of meatbun's novel including this one, of course.i really love this novel. Its story is great and I really love all of the characters especially He yu. Really made me cry so hard in 'that' chapter.i really appreciate the congeebrains group for translating at such a fast pace.
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pHantomRJ
pHantomRJ
Nov 30, 2021
Status: c128
Bravo, after such a long time, I've found something that suits my taste, wonderful "Meatbun" lots of love. And sadly I can't go further than c48 😭😭😭😭
Help please!!!
👏👏👏 Translator Congeebrains...

Thank you so much.. I am not talking about bla bla other stuff here, I love it when I started to read it. About the plot, of course, they are progressing since the story is ongoing, overall, I like it, because it has an essence that made me stick to it. How people are suffering, I'm talking... more>> about the real suffering the writer always bring the emotions out of the readers. That's why I love " Meatbun" angst or not but what she writes is valuable. Not some kind of entertainment and sweet stuff that's her style, " like it or leave it" wonderful! Let's see what happens.. Thank you both the writer and the translation team. <<less
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Pinklotus12
Pinklotus12
Nov 04, 2021
Status: c38
The story is well written and I love how actively engaging our main lead characters are especially towards the end of chapter 38. We also have a mysterious organisation doing some "cleaning". I'm looking forward to how the rest of the story unfolds. I will wait for the chapters since unfortunately I don't have money neither the means of buying the raws.
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Ahankara
Ahankara
Nov 25, 2021
Status: c65
So far the book is good though the Gong is utter tr*sh but I just love the Shou. There isn't much plot to speak of. Continuing it because of Meatbun.
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Kerorin27
Kerorin27
Nov 24, 2021
Status: c44
Hump this still interesting till in the middle, however the messing feeling plot for the gong is really plot twist that meatbun always used. Thanks to congebrain transplantion I really enjoyed it. But honestly I don't know how to buy raw, so I think i'll stop reading for a while.
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