Strategy to Capture that Scum Gong


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As a true over-bearing president scum gong, when Xie He for the Nth time rejected his admirer, he heard a sentence in his head: “Congratulations on achieving the “rejects 100 hosts” accomplishment; as an award you will soon bind to the “Scum Gong and Cheap Shou” system, entering other worlds to complete capture missions.

As a scum gong, Xie He expresses that it is very easy to hide one’s true colors, but…“I Heard My Boyfriend’s Brother Secretly Loves Me,” “Teacher Love Me One More Time,” “Raising Youth Manual,” “Your Majesty, This Servant Obeys,” “The Tyrant Lord’s Substitute Lover,” “Captive of the Empire,” “Disciple’s Cultivation Furnace”…

Xie He: Wait a minute. These words sound really strange… and why is my role the ‘cheap shou’?

System: Fighting poison with poison. Using scum to overcome scum. I’ll be relying on you to abuse the scum gong! Remember to not OOC~

Xie He: He he.


Xie He: Hm? You say all the scum gong love me? Sorry, I only love myself.

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Công Lược Tra Công
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New Calypso0 rated it
December 4, 2019
Status: Completed
5 stars as coping fic, 2 for writing & character development, 3 for scenario world variety & xie he's dedication to not repeat. Not. A. Single. Exit. Strategy.

definite reread when I feel like hurting myself vicariously again.
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patch rated it
January 16, 2019
Status: Completed
One of the best fast wear novel you would ever find!

Different from others fast wear that is rushing pace, each chapter of this story is quite long and satisfied, so each world has a deep story-line. Every world has the potential to be a long (dog blood, drama, tragedy, misunderstanding) story.

The emotional level of this story is out of the world. I found my-sensitive-self cried my eyes out almost every single world. So if you like a heavy story with comady undertone and very good writing, you have to give... more>> this one a try.

  • Systems are so cute!! I love them.
  • First, it seems like there is no ML, but don't worry it's a player v player.
  • Every world is BE, but the whole story is HE.

For the best (tearing) effect, I suggest you read the whole world in one go. <<less
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NanakoHika rated it
December 30, 2018
Status: --
I love this novel, the first I read it, I think what kind the final arc will be. And after read arc 1, I cant stop to read the next.

The MC is someone with calm personality. He always have the way to make ML love him and then give a wonderfull good bye.

If you like hurt story like me, I can recomended you to read this one.
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Bears111 rated it
March 29, 2019
Status: --
I enjoyed reading this story a lot! Even though the arcs in the beginning are a bit slow, the angsty arcs just gets better as you continue on the story! The angst is definitely strong with this novel, even though I know that the MC is just acting I still cry at how tragic some of the arcs became (maybe its because I have a glass heart or this novel is just too good.) You truly feel pity for the characters that the MC is acting as and you feel... more>> the angst when everything hits the fac and the MC begins his torment of the ML in that arc. The arcs are all decently paced, no too fast developments or too long plots, and each arc feels refreshing in its world and characters. Although I do admit that sometimes the story does get repetitive with how the angst is delivered.

Nevertheless, this is a great story if you're a person like me who likes to read about the angst and cry. Note: most (if not all) the arcs are BE. However, if I remember correctly, the ending is a HE. <<less
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rhianirory rated it
February 17, 2019
Status: Completed
So much pain in every single world. The MC is a master actor and manipulator and it takes him very little time to plan out each attack. Don't expect happy endings in any of the worlds. Also, as a warning, there is r*pe (sort of; it's all within the MCs plots and plans), captivity, toys, a little bondage and torture. There's physical, mental and sexual abuse (though again, the MC is acting) if you can't stomach that then you won't like this novel. ... more>>

Despite them not being blood related the one with his dad was really skwicky. I can handle brotherxbrother much better than the dad thing. Ewww.


The ML is yandare in all the worlds, like in every world is not quite right, and always seems to be easily played by the MC. Not my cup of tea and I wont say more about him.

I'm not sure how to rate this because the stories had a lot of things in them I particularly don't like and yet they were well written enough and the characterization good enough that I kept reading despite myself; that really says something about the quality of the writing itself.

edit: I originally rated this a 4 but after reading scum shou I realized the writing here was better and this worlds stories were fresh and not a continuous repeating cycle and I raised it 5. This is very rare for me and I don't think I've ever rated another story with r*pe in it at a 5, even if the r*pe here is all part of the MCs manipulations and he's actually willing and enjoying himself on the inside. <<less
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January 4, 2019
Status: Completed
The story is a fast wear story, where the MC is a cool headed, smart, and knows how to control the situation.

The ML is the same throughout all the world's taking on different appearances yet overall character stays the same throughout the multiple realms. The romance is fire and only adds to the plot (not is the plot)

The MC and ML are both characters tied to a system. So it player vs player.

There's a lot more to the novel but I shan't spoil it all.
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FanGirlNoha rated it
September 26, 2019
Status: c19
My eyes! My kokoro! (ಥ﹏ಥ) I've only read one arc and I feel like my heart will bleed from the tragedy! Good thing the MC's just acting. If this truly happened in a story, I'd definitely die from crying too much for the MC! This novel is an absolute tear jerker but IT'S SO GOOD! Absolutely recommended! The MC can manipulate other's emotions really well. And this is the first time that I'm seeing an MC who was initially a gong (in his original world) but didn't hate being... more>> an uke or think it was feminine in any way. He might have his flaws but he's definitely an MC that I love! His personality makes me wonder how the ML will actually win him over! :3 He's definitely a super hard nut to crack. Translator sama! Thank you so much for the awesome translation! There may be small mistakes but the overall translation quality is quite good! ^_^ I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did! <<less
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Raven Blues rated it
September 1, 2019
Status: Completed
You want a dog blood drama in every chapter? Then this is the perfect novel for you who wants to squeeze the tear duct dry. :D

I love the characters, I love the systems, and I like the settings and worlds overall although you'll get a lot of cheesy and cliche situations. (but the characters make them fun)

I marathoning this novel via mtl and finished it in a few days, losing my sleep, and I have no regret.

This novel is very well written, but there's a lot of abuse so... more>> don't read it if you're not up to it.

There's a missing chapter on one of the arc and it's not even exist on jjxwz, and I still couldn't find the ending of that one arc, but it's all right.


The ending of the first arc is pretty absurd (you know when you read it), but it's better on the latter arc.

the most heartwreaching arc for me is the father (not) X son (not) and brother (not) X brother (not). Maybe because the character was tortured like that when they literally did nothing.

And on the very last arc, you'll get a freaking lore and dog food that didn't appear at all on all 12 arc. It is a very pleasant surprise and I'm very happy with the ending.


It is sad that I finished reading this, but I'm sure to wait for the translation to finished reading this novel properly (which mean I need to cry a lot again... QvQ)

And I highly recommend this novel. If you have time, read it if you can. I assure you it's very good. :) <<less
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hy-d-ra rated it
October 28, 2019
Status: c18
I will stay neutral for the moment, because I only started, don't want to MTL and want to pile chapters to read in one go. But what can I say after the 1st arc:

    • It has non-con, but shown from a bit different angle. Gongs are unaware that MC is playing with their feelings (so from their pov they're forcing their feelings, and not only, on MC), but this is a part of MC's plan from the very begining, to make them believe in his acting so he can rule out the plot into his favor. And basically this is the premise for it. You're being splashed with dogblood drama.
    • MC is cunning, I'd say he's ruthless. You might think he could have done things differently, but he chose this way and it feels like he emotionally torments gongs all the way to achieve his goal. That's why it feels like the plot idea and might pour into something bigger later. At least I hope so. I also hope it won't be too repetitive from arc to arc, since the same pattern might get obvious.
Will probably edit this after reading more. All will depend on how author handles her strategy. My only hope is she's not going to get repetitive.
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fireflymaoh rated it
October 23, 2019
Status: --
This author likes writing non-consensual relationships. I started reading another story of hers and it was pretty much the same setting. However, I found this MC to be a bit dislikable. I didn't feel the romance at all and the whole plot got old really quick.
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July 25, 2019
Status: Completed
Very good! Very well done!

I love this protagonist because not only is he ruthless to the scum gong but he's also extremely ruthless to himself!

Honestly, even though I knew the scum gong was hateful, you can't deny the fact that it is tragedy. (Ending is HE don't worry)

... more>> And because of that, I teared up at certain arcs and when you get to the end of the story and find out the truth it just hurts more.

However, throughout the whole ordeal of the protagonist capturing the target and suffering in the process, this was the truth:

444: Master what would you like to play and eat today (^♡^)

Mc: Yes, Smile. jpg

444: Host what's wrong! Are you sad about the gong? Worried. jpg

MC after suffering from the scum gong's hands: *sighs* No s*x life and no food=boring


The story and world building is very well done and as the plot moves along you see the clues and hints about the ML. Plus, all the worlds were enjoyable and refreshing. For intance, although there was a mecha world, it wasn't the ABO/omega jazz. If I say anymore then that's a spoiler.


My favorite world was the "The Fallen Elf King" haiz, the MC narcissism really shows here and I love it!


Everything wraps up nicely in the end and you also get side stories in the ML's view.

But, the arcs did get repetitive: MC deals with scum gong, scum gong falls in love, MC dies. jpg

But overall enjoyable.

And did I say how much I like the protagonist? I relate to him so much which is largely the reason of my high rating. Like the MC, emotions are useless and unnecessary when you know that a high level ai is against you. Plus the MC is smart, deducing his situation when 444 was first installed. And when the MC is smart, you know he can find out the clues about the ML, even I did (that's how you know mtl is good).

And some people may dislike the MC when they get towards the end of the story but let me make 3 points.

The summary stated it.

Throughout the world hopping, the MC agreed with the scum gong' s choices

Towards the end of the story, actions speaks louder that words.

Anyways that's my review. This is a must read when you have nothing else to read. Mtl is, like I hinted previously, extremely understandable if you cant wait for the translations, I know I couldn't



P.s. the ML is so lovable ugh I want a boyfriend like him: good in bed, st̶u̶p̶i̶d̶ silly, and possessive puppy but mean to others (^♡^) <<less
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mazeoflife28 rated it
July 1, 2019
Status: c16
I avoid tragedy tags like the plague because I'm a baby and I don't want to cry. But it's different when it comes to this novel because the MC is acting according to the world mission. Yeah the ML is acting too but there's that safe space knowing that the characters aren't REALLY broken in and everything is so hopeless and depressing.

Also, it made me realize I do like seeing the scum gong abused to death while the shou may appear fragile and emotionally jilted but is in fact, not... more>> affected. <<less
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mrews rated it
June 17, 2019
Status: Completed
Do you like dog blood dramas? Do you like crying your heart out? Most importantly, do you like watching how scum gong (s) suffer? Then this is the novel for you!

As is common in fast wear, the arcs here consist several world each with a distinct characters. To be honest, the MC is simply a bastard that enjoys making people suffer; but the story is written in two differing perspective, one from the MC perspective as he plots to gain affection from the ML and the point of view of... more>> the 'characters' in a particular world. So there's enough angst to go around and enough brevity from the MC and the system (and also to remind you that this is a quick wear novel).

Each arcs can honestly stand as its own story, some are more memorable than others. There's also a lot of noncon/dubcon, some incest and a lot of suffering for the ML.

All in all, an okay read. 4/5 stars <<less
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Reichie rated it
March 10, 2019
Status: Completed
Would have given it a 5 star if that ending didn't completely ruin everything for me. It's the same as when an author wrote about how the story you're reading is all just a dream. It made me feel so cheated. ... more>>

The target (ML) is actually a coherent character and is the one who decides how much good feelings MC can receive. So I'm renaming this: THE BOOK OF SADISTS AND MASOCHISTS (How to torture the one you love). A much better S&M story than 50 shades haha.


Good thing it's only around 200 chapters or I would've flipped a table. Everything and everyone just went sideways.

It's a unique premise for a story but still kinda lacking in build-up, I guess? That it made me WTF at the end, and not in a good way. I should've dropped it before the final arc.

Also, I MTLed this and it's good; very readable. <<less
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KongKwong rated it
February 3, 2019
Status: Completed
I liked this one a lot!

It should be read prior to the Scum Shou's, to my mind this way the story is much easier to comprehend. Also reading it with a proper translation instead of straight MTLing might be helpful as well.

The main character is just the type that I like. He's smart, he's strong (at least mentally), he has his physical needs, and he knows how to tame his ruthless lover. :) Every chapter is long enough to thoroughly enjoy each of the nine (was it nine? It must... more>> be) worlds. Storylines are quite interesting, although I can't say that there are plenty of original ideas in there.

It was a nice read and I would highly recommend this novel to anyone interested in transmigration BL novels. <<less
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esmesnow rated it
November 9, 2019
Status: c34
this book is definitely something new. I felt that it was amazing. The MC is someone who is so good at scheming that even the system can't the outcome. Also, I wonder if the MC is going to fall for the ML anytime soon. Makes one curious
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lukibunny rated it
August 26, 2019
Status: Completed
I MTL this (this is very readable in MTL, the only problem is the MC's name keeps getting translated as thanks, lol, so the lines with his name gets confusing, lucky I can read 60% of the chinese)

This is my first review on novelupdate. I'm doing this because of how much I love this novel. Yes, it's kind of dark and painful, but everything was worth it once you got to the end. I cried every arc and almost gave up reading it, but the last arc definitely made... more>> everything worth it. The arcs are a bit repetitive, so reading it all in one sitting gets a bit boring, but if read apart they are all amazing arcs. I just love how shameless the MC is and how adorable the ML is. You don't really find out the real personality of the MC and the ML until the last arc where their hearts are finally revealed. It's like all the arcs was only there to break our hearts and the last arc is bandaid for it.

Read the last arc! (Even if you get tired of the center arcs, go to the last one and read it!) <<less
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Shiio rated it
June 23, 2019
Status: Completed
This was one of the first few BL novels I read and I loved it alot. I can still remember the story even after close to a year and that just goes to show how impactful it has been for me!

Do give this novel a try!! And if you like it, do check it the other story (same universe) "The Scum Shou's Survival Guide" (渣受生存手册)

major (?) spoiler


The ML was actually one of those who tried to capture the MC!!

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procrastination_day rated it
June 18, 2019
Status: c14
So far, unexpectedly well written. And don't scoff at these 14 chapters, the chapters are of a respectable length and it feels like we're almost at the end of the first arc.

Unexpectedly good, because though it starts off as these stories tipicly do and the drama unfolds as it typically would, the MLs abuse and affection are narrated very seriously even though MC makes light of it.

At least for the first arc, it is a study in unhealthy relationships, to me facenating and well depicted in but a few chapters.... more>> However, definitely take the trigger warnings seriously if you are affected by such. Though MC is not affected beyond what is done to his physical body, because he's a bastard who doesn't let anyone touch his heart, the physical and emotional abuse the role he plays is still described.

I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what the author will cook in in the next arc. <<less
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