I Really Didn’t Want to Become a Scumbag


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“It’s okay to fall in love; however, growing up in a single-parent family, I have no interest in marriage.”

“Damn! I’ve already said that I’m not getting married, why are you still taking this so seriously?”

“I’m sorry, last night I was drunk.”

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mmmml0 rated it
January 11, 2022
Status: c200
It was good at first but he's so scummy with women, especially for someone who said he didn't want to become a scumbag. I know this is typical of Chinese novels that are based on a male protagonist but I was still disappointed because I thought it was going to be different.

He looks at other girls a lot in a very obvious way despite having a girlfriend, flirts with them too, eventually cheats on his girlfriend (multiple times may I add) and just talks to his girlfriend like nothing happened.... more>> It's quite sickening. If a girl did things with multiple boys and manipulated her boyfriend to think nothing was happening she'd be called a green tea b, but male protagonists can somehow get away with it. If a villain character did that he'd be considered scum too, but it's just brushed over whenever the ML acts scummy.

However, the other stuff such as him earning money and exercising was interesting to me, as I enjoy lifestyle and progress based plots.

Happy reading :) <<less
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nchen rated it
December 30, 2021
Status: c778
TLDR: I really recommend that you read it. Don't be put off by the emotional complexity of the first chapter.

Hi, I'm currently the translator (others welcome to take over) for this excellent novel. It's been the only novel that I've assiduously followed over the last year. Note that this novel is essentially a refined rewrite of the author's previous novel on a different site, but the thematic content has been significantly altered, especially after the first 100 chapters or so. Just look at the old titles, they're mostly appealing to... more>> hormone-filled teenagers; the rewrite is much more mature and intricate, indicating a shift to a university/working audience.

I began reading this back in February, when it only had 60 or so chapters. At the time, what stood out was the main character's attitude towards his rebirth. Unlike other system/luck based second-chancers, this protagonist remains cynical and works for his future in a realistic manner. Of course, a female lead is quickly introduced, thence reestablishing the expected trajectory of the novel, if there was any doubt from the title. The initial relationship is resonant with the intended audience's psychological ideal of an emotionally pure 'first love', yet the circumstances are terribly ironic.

Character growth is an aspect elevated to truly incredible heights within this novel: whilst it may seem like a harem development/second chance fantasy, themes indeed interweaved within the plot, the author manages to impart a full archetype and purpose into every single person.

In fact, using a musical allegory, each woman could be sublimated into a motif, recurring throughout the novel. The melody of love flows along the river of time. It is at first monophonic, but inextricable threads gradually form a magnificent symphony as more and more characters are caught in the Seine net that is the protagonist. The author effectively employs narrative exposition to humanize, fleshing out a parallel world where each and every person could coincide, their futures crystallizing into simulacrums of opportunity, or perhaps regret. (This sounds like massive BS, but you'll have to trust me that it's a perfect summary.)

The funny thing is, I began translating the first chapter back in June, and posted it in October. The attempt to add it to NU was rejected for some reason. My second attempt was also rejected. The third somehow didn't save the description, genres, and tags... To be honest, my passion to translate this novel cooled off in the meantime, but I can vouch for the fact that this novel would rate above 4.6 stars to a general audience if given a full, proper translation by a group that can wholly grasp the details pertaining to Chinese culture. <<less
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supriyo1212000 rated it
December 29, 2021
Status: c2
I read the 2nd chapter just now and I love the how kind Mc's parent is. Anyways, my impression of it is better now with this chapter but there should be more chapters to get a solid impression.

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