The Script is Not Like This!

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This novel can be summarized in three sentences:

Scum top abuses tr*sh bottom.

tr*sh bottom loses his heart completely and leaves scum top.

All of a sudden, the scum top comes to his senses: Oh, I’ll look for the next one then, bye.

Hold on — Where’s the agreed abuse for the scum top? What happened to the promised transformation of scum top into a loyal dog? This isn’t how the script is supposed to be!

This novel is especially made as a reversal of the scum top and tr*sh bottom tropes. There will be no three-views, no integrity, no limits and no logic.

Beware of intentional landmines, scum top and revenge against society!

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剧本不是这样的
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joytothewild
joytothewild rated it
September 19, 2019
Status: c5
I was scrolling through all these 5-star reviews wondering if anybody was thinking the same as me when I saw one 4-star review that said exactly what I thought:

I found the MC extremely unlikable.

He's very mean-spirited, haughty and has no good qualities going for him except the extreme good looks rewarded to every scum gong on default. You know what this sounds like? Yeah damn right the MC acts like ANOTHER scum gong, and the author doesn't seem to be aware of it.

Now I understand that this story is meant... more>> to be satire, but satire works when the ones who are supposed to be criticized ALL get their share. If one character stereotype gets ridiculed, while another character stereotype that's just as absurd doesn't, it just makes me think that the author of the satire is biased, you know? Only the tr*sh shou gets terribly sh*t on the entire time, while the one who's supposed to be the author's mouthpiece forgets to roast the scum gong most of the time. Probably because he is acting their role, despite his reluctance. But instead of being self-aware to make up for it at least, he just keeps being absolutely nasty with the excuse of "I know the plot and I think their actions are ridiculous so I'm gonna make it a point to look down on them and feel good about myself." The MC is so condescending, I can't get myself to like him the way I can't make myself like bullies.

I'll confess that I haven't read that far enough to pass accurate judgment, but the first few chapters left a bitter impression on me. I have the distinct feeling that the author doesn't realize that they are glorifying victim-blaming. Yes, the shou's act pitiful and annoying, but the way the author writes it just spins it into "It's your fault for falling for a bad guy whom you know does bad things, IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT." Dude, what? I know some Chinese webnovels tend to write the shou's the same way they'd write a woman, just with a pen*s attached. So is it wrong of me to think that the author only blames s*upid women who do annoying things (like expecting everything to be done their way or to become the special one, etc.) and just ACCEPTS that the scum gongs--the men--will always be like that? And they don't really need roasting because they aren't going to change so let's just only fix the women? Because that's the textbook definition of patriarchal thinking to me.

TLDR; Satire works when the characters who are supposed to be mocked are mocked, but in this case, there is just one character who acts as ridiculous as the rest but isn't roasted, so I think this is why it failed to convince me, because this satire is hypocritical, it deserves another satire written just to mock it for being so self-UNaware. <<less
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ludagad
ludagad rated it
January 24, 2019
Status: --
Okay, I've only read chapter 1 and gave this 5 stars. Why?

One, it's well written. You can feel the sarcasm through the words. The narrator/author sounds so fed up with the scum top/tr*sh bottom genre (similarly for the boy-girl novels - the abusive CEO and poor victim do-M female lead). Much like the author, I'm also fed up with such novels. Their unreasonableness gets on my nerves and I derive no enjoyment from them, merely wondering what's their merit and why they keep getting written.

Two, the main character seems to... more>> be my type - cynical, has enough self-love, reasonable. I'm looking forward to what other traits I'll see from him in the future chapters. The author said there's a pairing, so I'm also looking forward to the male lead and his character. Having a cool-headed MC thrown into an unreasonable setting makes me anticipate how the plot will develop and the MC's quips.

Three, the author promised smut? Sign me right up. It's a nice little bonus to an already intriguing novel.

Four, the premise, the writing, and the pace managed to hook me in with only one chapter, which is always a great sign to me. Anyway, BL lovers, give this a try. I'm off to MTL it now. <<less
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Yuen
Yuen rated it
March 1, 2019
Status: Completed
This story is really good and well written. The way it breaks the cliche stereotype, the sarcasm, the jokes. I found myself laughing out loud reading these and I can't stop. Both MC and ML are really good actors :v They are so cute and funny together. KFC and McD's (ノ≧∀≦) ノ pfft. Well, even though it's good, the ending feels anticlimatic for me. But I really recommended this one. My cheeks hurt from laughing (*´・v・)
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charysa
charysa rated it
April 18, 2019
Status: Completed
This is really more of a satire/crack story than it is a romance story. You read it for the laughs, and there is a lot of laugh points, not for the BL (there's no real *actual* romance in it).

The POV character is a gong/top, but he spends the much of the story avoiding getting with the official shou character. The guy he ends up with doesn't show up immediately, but it's easy enough to figure out who he is soon enough. (The only other sane man in these worlds...)

The... more>> only flaw I can think of in this story is the ending. A bit too abrupt, and doesn't really conclude the various loose ends I and other readers might be wondering through the story. Still, at least it does conclude, rather than drag on until the humor isn't funny anymore. So I'll give it that. <<less
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mungbeans
mungbeans rated it
February 15, 2019
Status: Completed
The way this story using basic danmei tropes while simultaneously jabbing its cliche-ness is absolutely hilarious. The MC is so well written making readers could feel MC despair and sarcasm throughout every words. Absolutely love the interraction between MC an ML, they made me laugh so goddamn hard lmao
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btsdynamiteAUG21
btsdynamiteAUG21 rated it
September 6, 2020
Status: Completed
This was one funny ride as hell!

This is one of the novels that have strange progression in them where the 2 main leads will succumb to each other leaving the "tr*shy" shou.

But for me, the ending was too abrupt. (?) The arcs were short and concise but a little flat.
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otpsfloat
otpsfloat rated it
May 7, 2019
Status: Completed
The MC and other characters' dialogues are sarcastic & funny. There are a lot of jokes they make that I could relate to. Every single chapter made me laugh.

I found it perfect because I was reading it 100% for the laughs and 0% for any sort of romantic scenes. On a side note, I found it pretty easy to understand even through mtl for later chapters :)
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Aurinne
Aurinne rated it
February 11, 2019
Status: Completed
NOTE: True rating 4/5 (I mis-clicked the stars when rating it. Oops.)

Edited on completion:

Haha. This story is the antidote to all the s*upidity we have to suffer while reading many other transmigration/QT stories. Its heavy irony and sarcasm is so refreshing. It's like this author loves everything that I love about BL/danmei and hates all the same horrible stereotypes, cliches and tropes that I hate and am sick of. The writing is good, and the main character is not: boring, s*upid, naive, insanely intelligent/skilled or lacking in common... more>> sense.

On the one hand I love the way it brazenly degenerates into farce while the MC kicks all the normal tropes flying, without dragging things out...

... On the other hand, it had such a good beginning, I sort of wish the author had also written a longer version where we could enjoy a proper story like this and see some real character development from the main characters (who started to fall a little into the stereotypes the author was originally smashing). <<less
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admira
admira
February 6, 2019
Status: c4
4 chapters, so no rating yet.

This is surprisingly funny, though. I wasn't sure what to expect from the description, but I definitely didn't expect the end of the first arc. Don't take this seriously and enjoy venting along side the MC.
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prestissimo
prestissimo rated it
December 22, 2020
Status: Completed
I find it pretty amusing that all the bad reviews of this webnovel are from the people that have barely read it, and don't know enough about it to pass adequate judgement. If you actually read further, you would see that yes, it is satire, and it pokes fun at a lot of BL tropes.  The ending is a little confusing, but overall it is a fun, light read.
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Spoiler

The "tr*sh shou" is actually the scriptwriter that made up these scenarios, so if anyone is victim-blaming, it would be themselves. He literally just wrote random people from the real world into his stories and expects them to play along with his fantasies, I'm sorry, but what? How is the MC at fault here for not wanting to go along with this random script that he suddenly got forced to act out?

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In general, it's just frustrating reading reviews from people that have barely read the novel and then made reviews to dissuade potential readers from it. Especially with shorter webnovels like this, that have less than 19 chapters, how can you not have the time to read the rest of it, but have ample time to make a review dissuading other people  from passing their own judgement upon the work. In all honesty, cases like these make me wish that there was a "dislike" button for such reviews, as they are genuinely not helpful, with the perhaps the exception of outlining potential trigger warnings in some more mature-rated works (however, well-written full reviews will often include them as well). <<less
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tomr1
tomr1 rated it
April 8, 2021
Status: --
this was meant to be satire but it failed spectacularly. The MC, who was supposed to show how the plot line of "scum tops" was being forced onto him, ended up actually showcasing how he, of his own volition, is actually scum.

the writing and translation is a+. So, my reason for disliking the story is simply that the MC's personality is unlikable.
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BillionJellyfish
BillionJellyfish rated it
August 17, 2019
Status: Completed
The best parody of bl troupes/clichés!

The MC is the top/seme and transmigrates into the bodies of scum tops. In order to live, the MC has to follow the script of a scum top and abuse the bottom then regret his actions and become a loyal dog. This push and pull dog blood drama annoys the MC and results in the MC doing all he can to take advantage of plot holes to relax and live a carefree lifestyle without an annoyingly whiny and fragile bottom.

The plot is hilarious and is... more>> a great twist on typical scum top/weak bottom bl stories. The ending is a happy one and the MC's lover is someone no one could have imagined! <<less
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twilly
twilly rated it
August 17, 2019
Status: c1
hilarious! Do you feel like you're slowing becoming dumber due to the ridiculous characterizations and improbable plot points in bl novels? Read this for some fun tsukkomis and recover your iq points!
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qpzmal
qpzmal rated it
October 10, 2020
Status: Completed
The best QT novel I've ever read. You don't have the shou like MC, he's a gong. You also don't have the shou like shou. You get the gong like shou. Make that two gays transmigrating into different worlds and forced to follow the script to be the gongs of the author shou. Two gongs get pissed off and only want to bang each other but the script won't let them. Break the script, therefore die. So the only thing to do is to die. Basically how the whole novel... more>> goes. <<less
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Efu-sama
Efu-sama rated it
October 25, 2019
Status: Completed
LOL LOL LOL! This is really one of best parody of BL novels out there. You want a comedy, a parody, a troll? Then this is for you! I really laughed my ass off the whole night, seriously. It's really amusing and fulfilling if I may say. Like you know, somehow you're just furious enough to slap some uke/shou in tragedy novels where they're abused by a slag gong, wanted to scream so badly "just go away damn it! You can go away and find someone else, why wasting time... more>> for a slag!" feeling frustrated because the kind second main lead ended up being thrown away after being used by the shou, and the shou happily back to the scum gong LOL.

And so, in this story you will find a parody for those kind of stories. Find the behind the scenes over the play, where you will know the real thoughts behind those slag gong, whose grieves reaching the heavens, always swearing and tr*shing the "tragic shou" for the supposedly "tragic, touching, and sad" scenes the shou acts on. Also the trembling M tendencies for those "supposedly" tragic shou, and their delight for having two male god fighting over him LOL. And here you also can finally breath a sigh of relief for those kindhearted second main lead, for they are finally able to gain their happiness, though the happiness doesnt come from the "tragic shou" LOL <<less
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Hachii
Hachii rated it
September 4, 2021
Status: --
5 stars! Love this. I was dying 'cause of the pathetic, abused Bottoms, so this is a life-saver. I've already read this three times now.

Satirical novels! That's rare. The author is obviously very good at what they do.

Originally I wasn't planning on writing a review, since I'm lazy, but I immediately changed my mind after going through a review that said they sympathize with the tr*sh Shou instead of the two Main Characters.

... more>> To the person who wrote that review, I really hope you read this----

So are you saying you sympathize with the manipulative, fake, fragile, dependent, selfish, s*upid and scum Shou who loves being violated, fought for and has Prince Syndrome here??!

You're also all that!??

I tell you you're f*cked up if you do, you really need serious therapy🤦🏻‍♀️

And someone also said that we're supporting bullies by liking this novel.

Like what now?????

Huh????

Are we reading the same novel here?????????

Could someone please kindly tell me at what part did the main characters bully the perpetrator/tr*sh Shou here??????????????????????????????????????????????????????

And someone said that it isn't the tr*sh Shous' fault for falling in love with Scum Tops???????????????????????????????????

Huh????

You seriously think that's still love?????????

You fall in love with someone who kidnaps you, r*pes you, r*pes one of your friends, locks you up, coerces you and all that shit?????????????????????????????????????????

Isn't that a case of Stockholm Syndrome????????

You think there's love between the abuser and the abused????????????????????????????????

You guys talking about masochists???

bit*h I tell you if there's no respect in a relationship, no freedom, privacy, care, self-love then that's a certified TOXIC RELATIONSHIP right there.

That's either a relationship with nothing but dependency, lust, weird sense of duty, inferiority complex, maso-sad*st relationship and all other f*cked-up situations. That is not love.

Moving on from me malding (cuz some people just need therapy), I'd also like to clarify the supposedly bland and one-dimensional main characters.

Haha.

So umm... Where are the bland main characters we were supposed to talk about....?

Could someone tell me......

Their reactions very truly show what someone who is not timid and is easy-going would do.

From the beginning, MC got transmigrated to a world as the scum top who will later be abused and turned into a dog, basically, losing all their dignity. Do you want to lose your dignity? No, no one does.

So of course, when a certain someone slapped MC's face, he also slapped them back. It's crazy how you'll let someone you don't even know and have no hard feelings with just slap you, adding to the fact that MC is a confident, relaxed man who loves himself. Of course, the car accident after was something MC didn't expect.

Then MC got transmigrated again. This time, he doesn't want to die since he is afraid of pain. So he has to go along with the story. That included sleeping with the tr*sh Shou. Would you rather die and experience death or would you rather penetrate someone's a**hole, and that someone happens to be willing? Is this main character not realistic enough?

New arc, MC has slightly understood the system's style and now knows what to do. After criticizing and making fun of the tr*sh Shou inside his brain (cuz OBVIOUSLY the tr*sh Shou is ACTING and PURPOSELY LOOKING PITIFUL, AND THERE ARE MANY PLOTHOLES WHICH ARE SUSPICIOUS AND THE MC ISN'T A SENSITIVE PERSON AND IS VERY MENTALLY STABLE, AND LOGICALLY TWO VERY OUTSTANDING PEOPLE WOULDN'T FIGHT OVER A FRAGILE, USELESS BOTTOM WHO IS EASILY ENAMORED JUST BY s*x UNLESS THEY HAVE INFERIORITY COMPLEXES AND VERY BAD TASTES)

I hate naive people who have no abilities, but it gets worse here. tr*sh Shou acts naive but is really the culprit, and still can't do anything here!🤦🏻‍♀️

This arc already shows that the tr*sh Shou is manipulating everything by telling MC he's doing wrong. Then ML shows up, also doesn't want to do the bullsh*t the system wants them to do, that is, getting injured, and proceeds to commit suicide by not following the plot. Then MC dies afterwards 'cause of going OOC. Then the arc ends.

Then comes the arc with smut which I must say is a plus for me.

This arc already showed neatly how the tr*sh Shou is acting. There are the sentences which the MC or ML says. For example the sudden weird outbreaks of strength from the Shou, and some other things which will make your face twitch if you were in their position. You can just go read.

Then the plot tells them they have to hurt e/o which they would not do obviously, so they end up fainting tr*sh Shou and ML kills MC and himself.

Then comes last arc where the plot can no longer control them so of course they can do what they want. The only 'bullying' (if you can even call it bullying) is MC slapping tr*sh Shou and ML fainting tr*sh Shou, and are also self-explanatory. It's already clear that MC and ML don't like being told what to do. They're both confident, strong-willed people who clearly know what they want.

The ending was pretty crazy and short. This is a satirical work, so some unreasonable tropes will be poked fun at here.

Anyways that's all my lazy hands want to type, could've choked out three thousand more words why some reviews here are just straight up unreasonable and dumb.

If you went through everything I said here, you have great patience.

Friendly advice, before you write a review, make sure you didn't miss anything, contradict your former reasons/evidence (like debate with yourself), read other reviews, be neutral, and most importantly, don't be dumb. Yeah? <<less
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LianeVert
LianeVert rated it
July 2, 2021
Status: --
I feel like people who said the MC is a scum clearly did not finish the novel or even understood that the novel is a PARODY, it is SATIRE. Besides, it’s not as if the tr*sh Shou was likable anyway lol.

Both MC and ML are hilarious honesty, especially when they become bros. The romance is fast-paced, but it is very cute nonetheless and they are a believable couple and you can see their stability.

Either way, if you want to read something funny and not serious with nicely written smut definitely... more>> give this book a try, it’s very very worth it!! <<less
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En-Jay99
En-Jay99 rated it
December 8, 2020
Status: Completed
Don't worry about a single review calling the MC a bully or abusive because they clearly didn't read till the end.

Seriously, read till the end. It's actually a bit funny in retrospect that people are trying to defend the 'tr*sh shou' thereby proving the author's point. Like it's really really obvious that these people didn't read till the end considering that giant review calling the MC an abusive scum and how the author doesn't know how to write parodies. Congratulations, you played yourself.

Overall pretty fun parody novel. And it's like... more>> 19 chapters so you can just zip through the story, no sweat. <<less
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Baekhiee
Baekhiee rated it
July 13, 2020
Status: --
Omg the MC is so unlikeable, he's definitely a douchebag with a terrible personality.

Spoiler

It wasn't Zhou Fans fault that he fell in love with a scum who just took him as a stand in for his unrequited love, MC left just like that saying, f*ck your dead heart, like what the f*ck is that supposed to mean, is MC f*ckin s*upid ass MF.

I'm surprised by all these 5 star ratings, people really support bullies nowadays.

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aujnbr
aujnbr rated it
April 20, 2020
Status: --
Before reading this, I was just finished with a tragic story... so my appreciation for the hilarity and absurdity of this novel is magnified tenfold.

I liked both the two main characters a lot. They're different, funny as hell, and creative with their insults of the tr*sh bottom. Actually, as far as a nonsensical novel can go, they're pretty reasonable at times.

I'll give this novel 5 stars for achieving its goal — being funny. It's a parody, don't expect it to be serious.
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