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 ^_^

Associated Names
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Sổ tay sinh tồn của tra thụ
Related Series
Strategy to Capture that Scum Gong (Shared Universe)
Quickly Wear the Face of the Devil (6)
Heroic Death System (5)
The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System (3)
A Wave of Exes Came Looking for Me. What to Do?! (3)
The Strategy of Washing Clean a Slag Shou (2)
Every Day the Protagonist Wants to Capture Me (2)

Latest Release

Date Group Release
02/01/19 White Sky Translations c33 part2
01/30/19 White Sky Translations c33 part1
01/28/19 White Sky Translations c32
01/25/19 White Sky Translations c31
01/23/19 White Sky Translations c30
01/21/19 White Sky Translations c29 part2
01/19/19 White Sky Translations c29 part1
01/17/19 White Sky Translations c28 part2
01/15/19 White Sky Translations c28 part1
01/13/19 White Sky Translations c27
01/11/19 White Sky Translations c26
01/08/19 White Sky Translations c25 part2
01/07/19 White Sky Translations c25 part1
01/05/19 White Sky Translations c24 part2
01/03/19 White Sky Translations c24 part1
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New rhianirory
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

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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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New earlgreyt rated it
February 19, 2019
Status: c33
Get your world-hopping soap operas here! Ch33 ends the 2nd arc.

For quick transmigration, this setup is fun and unique (though very melodramatic & angsty) because the MC's task is to win back the people he once left, as they all felt extremely angry and betrayed by him. So every arc starts with a broken up relationship and the MC tasked to restore it.

This very clever MC has a deep understanding of human nature and is very competent; he doesn't lose out to the MLs at all. The banter between the... more>> MC and the system is also funny enough to break up some of the melodramatic situations. He frequently sounds like absolute scum, but you know he's going to reveal a tender inside eventually (hehe). The MC also does quite a bit of chasing for each ML, which is a nice role reversal from the many MC-being-chased-stories out there.

Overall, I definitely recommend if you like your 'dog-blood' plots with a dash of self-aware comedy. <<less
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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

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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>>


is the one at fault.

ML made the rules and MC is simply following them. IMO what MC originally tried to do (by making the MLs hate him because MC has no choice but to leave) is a kindness. What is cruel is to return, reverse the hatred and anger back to love, then leave again, making the MLs sad and heartbroken.

When it comes down to it, MC had a goal. He never lost sight of it in all his world hopping. Though his ways were scummy, he did what he had to

to save his lover in RL

It doesn't mean he wasn't affected by each world,

later you learn that MC does count his times with all the MLs

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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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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Dango rated it
November 11, 2018
Status: c20
This sh*t 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 sh*tty plans that tbh shot him in the foot.

Finished the first arc

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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 f**king 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 f**king married f**k! This is the first novel to really rip at my heartstrings

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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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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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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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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 bullsh*tting right now. Anyways I recommend it. <<less
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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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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 asshole.

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 asshole 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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Baekyeol999 rated it
February 6, 2019
Status: c21
Okay so when you read this story I really rec for preparing a tissueeee because Im very sure you will cry. Lol

The angst is no joke but with HP.

Well even this story make cry every chapter but I really love this story very much ≥3≤

So, what are you waiting for? Quickly read this gold story and you will never regret it.
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Ooshereadswow rated it
December 15, 2018
Status: c17
f**k okay? F**k. I shed so many tears through this novel. I recommend listening to "This Love" by Davichi on repeat, I very very much recommend. And yes, yes you should read this novel and give out a 5 star rating because this is a diamond in a gold mine okay. If you feel conflicted at chapter 1 though, my advice is to be patient. We have to be patient to eat sweet peach. This novel can turn to be those rare novels you go back and read, and that... more>> is something.

So go, go with your lavender and give this novel a chance, give yourself a chance to feel

;) <<less
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November 7, 2018
Status: c1
It’s a little heartbreaking, the protagonist really is a “scum shou”. Tsk tsk, the things he’s done... But this series has promise, it sounds really interesting and I can’t wait to see what solutions the main character will come up with to erase the blackening ^^
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rainydayromantic rated it
February 17, 2019
Status: Completed
I have been on a fast-wear reading binge and I have to say this is one of the better and more unique ones I have read so far! I highly recommend it!

I used MTL to read to the end, definitely will re-read as the translation comes out. I usually avoid the 'tragedy' tag like the plague, but this story does have a happy ending! Sometimes you just want to cry it out - I swear I used up at least 2 boxes of tissues reading this story over the weekend.... more>> The author really does an excellent job of making you invested in the story of each arc/world and cry your heart out in the process. It's very cathartic.

I love how the MC really gets into his roles and you even get to follow the inner dialogue of the tragic character he is playing in each world. The MC and his relationship with his system provides great comic relief and reminds you that these worlds are not 'real' - that the MC is treating it like an amusing game, even if only to protect his own feelings. He is such a trooper to get tortured so much in each world and still exit without major psychological damage. The ending is quite a twist and it's very exciting to see how everything comes together at the end! <<less
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