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.

Later…

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

Associated Names
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Công Lược Tra Công
攻略那个渣攻[快穿]
攻略那個渣攻[快穿]
Related Series
The Scum Shou’s Survival Guide (Sequel)
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02/19/20 Eve’s Translations c62
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NightfoxRiveria
New NightfoxRiveria rated it
February 19, 2020
Status: c62
This is the best book I have read in a long time. Although Xie He is complete black-belly, he is a genius and truly deserves an Oscars in acting. He seems almost parent-like as he explains his though-process and goal to his childlike system. It really shows how men really act and think.
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earlgreyt
New earlgreyt rated it
February 6, 2020
Status: Completed
The author's sequel work [Scum Shou's Survival Guide] is better written but best read after this one. The last arc in this book + extras flesh out the environment and help a lot of the reasoning behind the next book.

For me, the majority of this book was a solid 3 - dog blood/melodramatic, angsty, over-the-top, whichever verbs you want to use for "contrived" "trying hard to suspend disbelief" -formulaic romance.

I almost dropped it because I was getting tired of the repetitive love stories, BUT I'm glad I read to... more>> the end.

What makes this book a 4 is the last arc: the ending and origin of the MC's background.

The author did an incredibly good job adding depth to the previous "formulaic" romances and showing us what the MC really feels (because he never tells the truth to 444 🙃). Top quality delicious A+ angst from the unique character development and the tied up loose ends make every part of the story come together... to show us that ending had been foreshadowed the whole time.

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One gripe I had is that everything goes to plan within the MC's calculations. While the author tries to show the MC's genius EQ, instead, it felt a bit too fake when all the MC's plans always succeed perfectly and he never needs to use any backups or last-minute concessions. This is partly explained in the extras. The author's later works are much better in this respect, so I'll just have to chalk it up to inexperience.

[Don't Pick Up Boyfriends From the Trash Bin] is an excellent example of excellent writing with a genius MC who feels smarter in comparison because he can think on his feet when things don't go according to plan.

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The extras from the ML's perspective, as well as the short about their next co-op mission, are utterly precious. The ML's viewpoint helps put to words much of the struggles that the mission-goers suffer through and the questioning of reality vs. imagination, fake vs. real. in their Matrix-like transmigrator ecosystem.

It's all too common to have a long novel break down at the end because the author didn't put enough content or complexity into a worthy backstory, so this rarity deserves a chance!

Which is not to say the other 11 arcs were not entertaining. The author is a good writer who is knows how to build a rich story and immerse readers into emotional climaxes. For the most part, the plots were pretty enjoyable (until the formula becomes too obvious).

Spoiler

The worlds basically go like this: MC works hard to create misunderstanding with ML -> blackened ML rapes/abuses/destroys MC's body in a variety of different ways -> ML finds out "the real reason" for the misunderstanding, thereby regretting all the abuse -> ML falls in love through pity/regret -> MC refuses to forgive ML and makes ML regret all the abuse -> MC leaves ML with one speck of hope before dying violently

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I read the part of the translation (and all of the raws). The translation is excellent, I'll definitely be re-reading some of the book through the translation! <<less
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patch
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.

Spoiler
  • 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.
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For the best (tearing) effect, I suggest you read the whole world in one go. <<less
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NanakoHika
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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DarkAngel268
DarkAngel268 rated it
January 7, 2020
Status: --
This novel is a bag of mixed feelings for me. It's not bad enough for 3 stars but not good enough for 4 stars, either. So it's like 3.7 stars.

Edit: I'm updating my rating of this novel. It becomes better as you read on. I've read the raws and can say with certainty that this deserves 4.5 stars.

Pros of reading this:

    • Characters: The characters are truly complex, with thoughts you can't even begin to understand. Especially the second arc, where the characters were so cruel that I couldn't bring myself to finish it in one go. That doesn't mean it isn't good, it just means I'm a softie.
    • The MC: I'm not exaggerating when I say this but he's ruthless, calculating, manipulative, and knows where to put his time. I'm not badmouthing him here. The arcs are the type that if you didn't have these qualities, you'd definitely fail. The people he mostly interacts with (till arc 2) all deserve to be deceived the way MC does it.
    • Arcs: They are engaging and leave you wondering where it's going to go. It's a world that I can't understand because it's full of calculative thinking and manipulative behaviour. Again, I'm not saying anything bad, it's just facts.
Cons:

    • The Writing: The writing style is pretty typical, as you might expect from Chinese translated stuff. I bet a lot of it's lost in the translation and I don't know if it's the translator's fault or not since I don't know Chinese, but the writing (usage of words, etc.) Can definitely be improved. I'm a bit critical about stuff like this but for majority of the novel, it isn't really a problem.
    • Cruelty: For me, this is good as well as bad. Although the other characters deserve it, it still leaves a sour taste in my mouth because personally, I don't like manipulative people. It's a personal thing. But sometimes, the sheer lack of humanity in these characters (particularly in arc 2 since that's where I'm now) left me genuinely speechless. They are such a**holes.
    • Non-concentual Relationships: It's complicated. The MC, on the inside, knows exactly what's going on. He's the master of the game. But on the outside, his character is being dragged through toxic non-consensual relationships built on threats, blackmail, you name it. It's a difficult situation to word.
There isn't much left to say now. Besides the writing style, I don't have much of a problem and that itself is a personal pet peeve. I'm thankful for the translator's efforts! :)
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Bears111
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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fireflymaoh
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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rhianirory
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>>
Spoiler

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.

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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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RaYs123
RaYs123
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)
Spoiler

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

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There's a lot more to the novel but I shan't spoil it all.
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ResidentialPsycho
ResidentialPsycho
February 2, 2020
Status: c35
Before reading this series, everyone should be warned that THE AUTHOR HAS SOME KIND OF r*pe FETISH GOING ON. R*pe here, r*pe there, r*pe everywhere! Anyone who respects men should also be aware that the tone of this series is rather misandric. In this series, most men are rapists or r*pe victims. Men only think with their lower halves and are easy to seduce. Men have zero chance of being faithful in their lives. The relationships in this series are extremely abusive with plenty of sexual abuse and emotional abuse.... more>> Antisocial maniacs abound, and they aren't even in prison. This includes but is not limited to drugging and raping, violent rape, coercion, manipulation, isolation, training people into s*x slaves, threats, PTSD, and so forth. Reading this series feels like I'm reading a guide for sexual offenders about how to control their victims. It also includes the bizarre idea of rapists developing strong affection toward their victims. It uses r*pe as a valid way of getting affection rather than pure violence. If you love someone, you wouldn't r*pe them. Can such an unsympathetic and hateful person who so freely rapes people actually fall in love? R*pe expresses hatred and violence toward someone. It has absolutely nothing to do with romance.

That aside, this story is about the protagonist of a world who likes but never loves a multitude of hosts he sleeps with it. A total of 100 transmigrators try to make him fall in love with them, but they fail miserably every time. Once he is done with them, his feelings toward them drop to zero. Thanks to this achievement, he gets stuck with a system and becomes a transmigrator himself.

In these worlds, he acts as a pitiful white lotus and acts naive enough to get himself raped all the time. That said, he is fully aware of what he is doing and intends to be violated during these encounters. However, the people who sexually assault him believe everything is against his will, so I still consider this well-deserving of the r*pe tag. He acts pitifully and pits Evil Man vs Evil Man to make them jealous and develop feelings for him. In the first two arcs, the MC's acting and strategy are extremely similar to the point of feeling redundant. The only thing that changes is the setting. I'd prefer reading about the MC acting in different roles or at least trying to be part of a healthy relationship.

All of these rapists should go to prison, but they don't.

Everything goes exactly according to his plan, so there isn't much tension at all. There's just over-the-top dog blood drama everywhere. If this was written only as a drama and not just the MC screwing everyone over, I probably wouldn't have made it through the first arc because too many characters, especially the persona the MC is putting out, are too dumb to handle. They feel dumb to the point it is hard to believe anyone would act that way, and it throws me out of the story.

Aside from drama, rape, and sex, there isn't much going on. There's no cunning strategizing or making things move behind the scenes. There are no goals beside this. The second arc is very similar to the first arc; I don't know if any variety appears after that, but what you see in the first arc is the same as in the second. Even ignoring the sexual trauma, there is nothing particularly substantial going on. The writer also has some bizarre ideas about things.

Spoiler

At the end of the first arc, the MC randomly bites through his wrist (Is he a carnivore?!) to the point of pouring blood everyone and dying within only half an hour of this. He pours his own blood all over his target and even in his mouth. I still don't understand why. Sure, the other guy had some blood loss, but that's NOT how a blood transfusion is done. A commentor thought that maybe he was trying to rehydrate the guy by giving him his blood to drink. I've heard of drinking urine for this but never for blood. If he was worried about the blood loss, then why didn't he, y'know, put pressure on the wound and stop the blood loss or something instead? As far as I can figure, the MC was just trying to give this man some trauma by committing suicide in front of him.

In the second arc, the MC gets a fever the day after having s*x and even faints from it. The explanation is that leaving semen in the rectum can cause a fever. Never hearing about such an idea, I tried to research for more information and found out that this is generally not a thing. Post-orgasmic illness syndrome affects a man after he ejaculates, and that can cause flu-like symptoms. Some people also have semen allergies, even to their own semen (RIP). However, these occurrences are rare. In this series, it's treated as common knowledge that not cleaning out semen from the rectum makes people ill when there's no need to clean it out in real life. This is purely optional.

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I'm not sure where the author is getting her "medical knowledge" from, but it scares me. Unfortunately, the series is not interesting, I can't condone the numerous r*pe scenes, and the "health information" is completely ridiculous. I've dropped the series. If you can tolerate these things, then you may be alright with this series, but it has horrific themes and potential readers need to be aware of this. <<less
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hy-d-ra
hy-d-ra rated it
October 28, 2019
Status: c54
Author that likes to abuse readers is detected!

Re-visiting and re-writing my own review after finishing first three arcs. I found it likeable to an extent and what else can I say:

  1. This is not for people who dislike dogblood drama and are afraid of tw. This novel is built to abuse emotions by abusing the characters, using all means possible. All the drama, trigger warning and visuals exist just for that. No faint-hearted allowed and people who don't understand that it's the moving force of the drama in this one and not just plain dub-con :)
  2. MC, as one who was a tough target is bound to a system now and has to catch scum gongs. Everything is in the title. But MC chooses most dramatic and radical way possible, thus his character, which he plays well, goes through tremendous amount of pain, while inside he may happily chat with his system. Each arc is created with quite the same scheme of MC (on the surface) being wronged by scum gongs, which they later regret tremendously and what leads to their rise to love. It may sound the same, but the story, targets and events are all different. MC is ruthless, some things make you feel that he acts like that not on a whim, but it has a deeper reasoning. But it is possible to read, because you know the real situation through MC POV and sometimes what he does to gongs is pretty justified.
  3. Surprisingly even if we know about the story having ML, but their connection isn't the focus, so it feels at first as if MC really abuses so many people. But overbearing nature of this ML actually plays a role in the stories. Actually, it should be some sort of relief for ppl who don't like this type, since they're taught a lesson they will never forget. Many times pops up the notion that his love is so scorching that he can't let MC go, even if he knows it'd be a best solution he still can't and that becomes the demise.
All in all so far I can get it a solid 4 for all the onions.

Deduction of one star for some inconsistency here and there, that MC plays pittiable shous (my least fav type), though MC himself is such a queen and few points that I have doubts about

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Spoiler

Blood loss in first arc made me doubtful, because it would have been needed to be really deep, otherwise it'd coagulate. And the train in arc three would stop or at least try to stop, if they saw someone.

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FanGirlNoha
FanGirlNoha rated it
September 26, 2019
Status: c54
Edit: I've finished 3 arcs, spanning upto ch 54 and God, this has been the most contradictory journey in my life! This novel has abused my emotions with the heart wrenching tragedies but at the same, this has been the most cathartic and therapeutic novel (BL at least) that I've read. The only competition I can find in terms of the tragic deaths is probably Heroic Death System and even there, we at least saw proper romance. A warning though: this novel is probably not meant for everyone. You... more>> either love it or hate it. There's nothing in-between. 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 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! Please give my thanks to the author as well. :D <<less
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Raven Blues
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.

Spoiler

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.

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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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BaiYihan
BaiYihan rated it
January 9, 2020
Status: c44
The MC is really smart and doesn't have any morals. That sounds bad but, it makes the stories so much more interesting. All the worlds are unique too. This novel's amazing and if you like it, I recommend the perfect destiny as well. They're really similar.
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linnauesss
linnauesss rated it
December 20, 2019
Status: --
I recommend this for some of yall who is an M, maybe some of yall masochist may cry from heartache or from the comedic tone of Xie He's point of view.

I like the ML's dark mind, habbit of drinking gallons of vinegar, and damn that little black room tho and the horse ride for kids that is definetely 20/10 for me

It focuses mainly on the relationship of my family's MC and ml.

but the translation is slow for me cause this damn book got mah soul hook so pls may the... more>> gods gave mercy on the translator and have her/him more free time to translate this

call me sad*st for ML but I mf love how mls be heartbroken when my familys MC leave them world like yall every damn time he leavin he breaks my heart and my familys mls heart sksksksksk. They needa learn they lesson coz every mf time mls be f*cking up MC like the ml!daddyxmc!notbiologicalbaby is so good imma be reading it every damn time

i rarely give 5/5 but yassssss this book stabbed me in my kidney, heart, soul and mind like imma be dying here if yall not update this sooner or later <<less
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YellowNoodle
YellowNoodle
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

444:...

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.

Spoiler

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

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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

15/10

Enjoi

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
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.

Edit: I'm genuinely baffled by people who want to see a healthy relationship in this novel. What part of "SCUM GONG" did you not understand??? <<less
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mrews
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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PasserbyA
PasserbyA rated it
January 17, 2020
Status: c48
bro... no cap I cried hard mode. It's just too much like... --ok but like I do make things worse by putting sad ass songs -- but like damn it you know? like the earth is crushing my soul - that dont make sense - and my kids be getting dropped, like those kind of sad you know? I have toilet paper on my bed cause these liquids that be comin out do need to be wiped BUT ON A REAL NOTE-

this is good novel. it's some good shit.
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Calypso0
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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lukibunny
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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Reichie
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>>
Spoiler

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.

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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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