The Scum Shou’s Survival Guide


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In the spirit of love and in order to help his ex-boyfriends walk out from the shadow of heartbreak, every time before Ye Ming leaves after successfully completing each world’s romance mission, he will ‘kindly’ (ruthlessly) break up with with his boyfriend.

After transmigrating to N different worlds he had finally gained enough experience. At this time the system informed him that because the accumulation of his ex-boyfriend’s grievances had exceeded critical levels, leading to the failure of all his missions…. So he needs to return to each world to eliminate their grievances if he wants to complete his missions!

Ye Ming: This is an outcome I didn’t predict.

System: I tried to tell you before that if you did this you won’t have a good end.

The ex-boyfriends all laughing coldly: He He. That despicable scum that ran away after deceiving my feelings is finally back. This time don’t even think about running away!

Ye Ming: ……

System: Since you “zuo” yourself to death, even if you kneel you have to go to the end!

Ye Ming: Luckily I have a special “scum cleaning” technique ^_^

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Sổ tay sinh tồn của tra thụ
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Hmntlzn rated it
November 12, 2018
Status: Completed
What can I say?

I hate this story but I love it more... Just why in the end of the arc always make me cry like a baby?


It's not harem but 1v1 with HE


This story a little bit similar to need to propose seven man what to do. So MC just acting to complete all his mission. But My heart

(I feel bad for all the ML)

And sometimes I'll laugh for the interaction between MC and The system

-MC can make the system (and us) speechless...
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Naruin rated it
December 6, 2018
Status: Completed
it's good. The MC may be bad in others point of view because he is scum who makes the ML sad but he did those things because he's concerned. Well for the first world it is. Hahaha later it became kinda "oh how about I do this as parting gift ^^". Hmm really scummy hahaha But as you read the story, u will understand that he may seem to treat the worlds as game coz of convo with system but it's just a self-defence mechanism. Would someone really be unaffected... more>> by staying in a very real like world with people who have human like feeling and with someone who loves you very much? Would you really be ok mentally if you are tormented for a long time even if its in a game? Hahah well I just wanna say that this novel needs to be read till the end to make it whole. Other worlds can be skipped but the real world arc is a must!

P.S. Its very good for those who want to shed their tears hahaha <<less
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Myscatonia rated it
November 10, 2018
Status: Completed
I love the premise that the MC goes back to his previous worlds to fix the blackening of the opposing ML. It's a refreshing twist from the typical "Fast Wear" stories. Not gonna lie, this made me tear up countless of times, the way MC resolves them is heartbreaking. The inner monologues of the opposing ML made me cry so much.

Pairing spoilers if you're interested to know if it's multiple MLs or 1v1

... more>>

The story is 1v1


Click if you want to know if it's Sad or Happy Ending:


Satisfying happy ending


The story manages to explain the MCs character and reasons for doing things. The supporting characters are great too and have their own motivations and goals.

End part opinion that may be spoiler:


I really liked the part where there is no main villain in the story, no person they should defeat to end up together. It's a very well done story!

I would've liked it if the story added more backstory about the MC's "original" boyfriend before he started all this world-travel.


I MTLed the whole thing, it's amazing. <<less
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Maiasia rated it
December 18, 2018
Status: Completed
First and foremost, you will get attacked by onion ninjas. There's no avoiding them. Second, the MC is scummy but reading to the end, I understand why he does the things he did. In fact, you really can't blame the MC because when it comes down to it ... more>>


he just found a way to be pragmatic and practical. Honestly, though I feel that this MC is slightly scummy, I really do like him all in all. He is EQ smart and he knows his "targets." This MC is what I think the MC of I'm Scattering IQ to the Protagonist should be and falls shorts of. <<less
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Dango rated it
November 11, 2018
Status: c20
This **** is good, one of the only novels I actually went to MTL because I couldn't wait.

MC is a slag through and through but I love him, reading the novel you can tell he had at least some feelings for the different MLs but when the time was up he had to go, thus coming up with such ****ty plans that tbh shot him in the foot.

Finished the first arc

... more>>

so MC has to reduce the blackening of his MLs, in this case QinYu. I like how every deduction has a reason behind it. Like MC purposely bought a camcer cell from the system's store to get cancer *cough* slag *cough* and with other reasons the points were deducted


The only problem I see with this novel is


it's ****ing tragedy, he can't stay with the ML even after reducing their blackening to 0, he still has to go one way or the other. In the first arc, MC dies of cancer and they got ****ing married ****! This is the first novel to really rip at my heartstrings

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EndlessLove rated it
December 20, 2018
Status: Completed
I couldn't wait for the translations so I just used google translations.

First things first... that was a whole rollercoaster of emotions. There were two particular stories I sobbed my eyes out, and couldn't even continue reading with how sad I felt. I got so into it, I felt my heart physically ache. So a fair warning to new readers, read with some emotional barriers. It is a good series and there is a happy ending.

Secondly and lastly, the MC is very clever and witty. He is simply a weasel, down... more>> right cunning. I both loved and disdained how much of a "scum" he was. The ML's didn't have a chance.

Again, it is a happy ending. That's the only reason that helped me to continue reading because I wanted to read the hard earned happy ending. <<less
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hiryukaede rated it
November 16, 2018
Status: Completed
This is good novel, hahahaha... Many secret plot from each arch.. so its not really boring all the time...

My favorite arch was in zombie world, woaaaaahhh, its was super sad, and many feeling to get from that world huuuu T-T...

ML has same same personalty tho, he likes to lock MC and really possesive, (in each word ML like to chain MC) hahaha,...

... more>> well, can't be blame, its also MC foult tho,... They are really cool, their love and hate feeling,... I like it~~~

Recommended for anyone who want read scum and shameless MC,...

Ah~ poor ML,.... Well, in the end, its happy ending tho, XD <<less
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owlzeyes rated it
November 7, 2018
Status: c25
So far it's pretty interesting. But I feel like MC has bipolar or something because he switches between the comedic confident MC with his system to the heartbroken MC and it's seriously so confusing. Cause one moment I'm laughing at MC's overconfident comments to systems the next I'm tearing up because MC is spilling out seriously heartbreaking inner dialogue. I feel like I'm reading about 2 different MCs. It's just so weird but kinda funny tbh Other than that it's pretty fun to read because I'm always wondering how MC... more>> is gonna try to turn his misunderstandings around with ML. And honestly props to MC cause he does a hell of a good job. When I was reading the ending for arc 1 I was seriously on the verge of tears from MC's explanation then I remember oh wait MC was the one who created the misunderstandings on purpose and he's just bull****ting right now. Anyways I recommend it. <<less
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rhianirory rated it
February 20, 2019
Status: Completed
I recommend reading strategy for capturing a scum gong first, as it's by the same author and the ending here is related to that novels MC and ML. There is more comedy in this novel and every world recapture/ unblackening seems to follow the same pattern

... more>>

MC finds the ML, ML locks him up and treats him badly, MC manipulates things so it looks like he left for other reasons, ML ends up blaming himself for anger and hate, MC dies and ML is alone for the rest of his life. After about the fifth or so world I realized the pattern wasn't going to change


despite the repetition it was pretty good and the ending was satisfying enough. This didn't make me cry as much as scum gong and it was funnier at times. This is about a 3.5 in my book but I rounded it up because it's better than just OK. <<less
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Pfuong rated it
January 19, 2019
Status: c33
Before you start reading this novel, do let me recommend you on preparing: tissues and a water bottle to rehydrate.

No matter how much you prepare yourself for each arch, you will still wail like a baby after each one of them.

Even if you know that the scum shou is truly just a scum, you will still wail like a baby at the end.

After finishing one arch and having drowned your everything with your tears, you will still want to read the next one and the one after, because you have... more>> just become an addicted masochist.

That's how good it is. <<less
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fltstrt rated it
April 25, 2019
Status: c20
As of c20 (end of first arc) I'll give the story a rating of 3.5/5 and TL: 4/5.

I was inducted to the Quick Transmigration genre rather late, I gather it's because there are more translated yaoi QTs than cannon ones and I don't usually prowl about in the yaoi section... anyway I am enlightened and eagerly exploring this whole new world hoho.

Arc 1 is more melodramatic than I would have like. I wanted it to end quicker as it honestly felt longer than the 20chapts.

I felt like I was watching... more>> a train wreck happening and the worst thing is it's all orchestrated onehandedly by the MC. In order to complete the Mission, MC puts the ML on an emotional rollercoaster; expertly manipulating his thoughts and actions and trapping him in his huge web of lies.

I gained zero emotional satisfaction by the closure of the first arc. I almost wished I didn't pick this story up.

I'm conflicted by the MC. For now I am unable to discern if he has genuine feelings for the ML in the first arc. This is due to the fact that the author gave him contradicting monologues.

MC would wholeheartedly act out his pitiable role– his inner thoughts would also reflect his emotional anguish however that sob narrative would soon be overwritten by 'comedic' banter with the 888 system where MC mocks the ML's love/situation.

I feel the author really missed the mark here, or maybe this story is just not my cup of tea. I am unable to enjoy the supposed heartbreaking romance panned out due to the 'cruel fate' as the entire plot from start to end has been schemed by the hands of the MC.

The author should stick to one stronger narrative and not attempt this half baked Scummy Shòu with a white lotus tendency. Its quite annoying and hypocritical. Either wholly invest in being a villain MC keen on achieving his goal or be a relunctant participant swayed by love in this system's Mission.

Overall the story is unique but the freshness wore off before the first arc even ended. I'm already tired of the formula. I much prefer other stories of this genre (eg, The strategy of clean washing a slag shòu.) <<less
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Kiki0246 rated it
November 18, 2018
Status: Completed

But mhm, this novel's seriously amazing. It's a quick transmigration novel with the scummiest MC you'll ever see. But the reason why its so good regardless is because of the MC's attitude, the emotions, how the characters change and mature over the course of the arc, and even the plot is just OTL amazing. Although you'll cry. A lot.

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Piqa rated it
November 15, 2018
Status: c53
My gosh, actually, this is one of the best episodic danmei ive ever read. Its just that, the story always makes me cry a bucket. I love the story to the point that I hate it too. Urgghhh.. If you want to know more, just read this. You will understand what I mean.

In the meantime, I ll just wait untill the translation is finish then continue again.

Dont worry, its a HE, 1 X 1
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shouahang58 rated it
November 8, 2018
Status: c20
This novel is different from most transmigration novel that I've been reading.

This novel is refreshing and something new as I've never read a novel where the main character goes back to the worlds that he had already been in to fix problems that need to be fix.

Though I do feel bad for our ML in the fist arc cause it was sad af for his story line, I like this novel more then some of the others that I've read.
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YaoiLover1314 rated it
November 7, 2018
Status: --
Only one chapter posted but I can already see the potential. I've read countless stories yet this one has managed to interest me among most of them.

I look forward for updates :)

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AoArashi rated it
May 7, 2019
Status: c39 part4
I read first arc. It's a little boring and too long story. And also reading about false action don't make me happy. I can't give big rate.
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mingguiwen rated it
March 9, 2019
Status: c25 part2
This started okay, but the ML kept abusing the MC even in the second world... Thought the ML would be more and more pacified in each world, but nope (based on spoilers I read). I thought the first world abusing would be just a "phase" with the ML growing out of it... Also, the changes between emotional drama and random jokes dont let me feel any emotions, because I know that its all fake on the MCs side, and im always reminded of it :/ Also, up til now everything... more>> was just the typical misunderstanding on misunderstanding drama, it got boring pretty fast for me.

All in all, this seems pretty mediocre quality to me. <<less
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cleverFool rated it
January 19, 2019
Status: --
I read the machine translated of this book. And I can assure you this story is worth reading. Every arch is so heartbreaking that even though you know its just an arch not re you'll still cry. The detail in every arc is so well written. It's not like other multiple works novel where the arc sometimes makes no sense. The MC idk what to say. I hate him yet in every arc as he plays role I love him. ML is so pitiful yet so bastard. I never prefer... more>> writing reviews I have read almost all the novels in novel updates but this is first time I'm writing the review because the story walked into my heart. <<less
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housyspecial rated it
December 14, 2018
Status: Completed
Amazing storyline and plot! So much drama and love!

The first few chapters got me tearing up but my heart still wanted more of it. Why couldn't the story go on forever? Cries...

The main character is intelligent and humorous, especially when he talks with his system. They both make a great pair for laughs and face-palming moments.

My heart kind of broke a few times for the male lead and main character pair but their love for each other despite the many circumstances still manages to stitch it back together, so I'm... more>> okay for now.

Thank god it was a happy ending. The laughs and the loving moments, made this story worthwhile. <<less
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Elissiaro rated it
December 12, 2018
Status: c16
This is great so far.

Maybe I've just been disappointed too often, but it feels so refreshing to have an MC that is actually as smart as the author claims he is.

Also you get the feeling he does care for the ML despite being a major a***ole.

I mean, this entire novel wouldn't have happened if he hadn't tried to hard to get the MLs to get over him after he had to leave them. (Like... to the point of embezzeling from them, or shooting them after a speech on how he'd... more>> been using them the whole time.)

The conversations with the system are pretty funny, it's also where he let's his a***ole side show. Otherwise he's acting, and like, really acting. Even thinking like the character he's playing.

I can't wait to read more. (Wish I knew chinese actually so I wouln't have to wait for the translator... Or could stand how terrible machine translation is...) <<less
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