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 (Prequel)
The Strategy of Washing Clean a Slag Shou (6)
Quickly Wear the Face of the Devil (6)
Heroic Death System (5)
The Perfect Destiny (5)
A Wave of Exes Came Looking for Me. What to Do?! (4)
Need to Propose to Seven Men What to Do! (4)
Recommendation Lists
  1. BL: Transmigration
  2. [BL] My Favorite
  3. Yandere BL
  4. THE END
  5. [BL] Quick Transmigration

Latest Release

Date Group Release
07/09/20 Chrysanthemum Garden c81
07/06/20 Chrysanthemum Garden c80
07/04/20 Chrysanthemum Garden c79
07/01/20 Chrysanthemum Garden c78 part2
06/29/20 Chrysanthemum Garden c78 part1
06/29/20 Chrysanthemum Garden c77
06/26/20 Chrysanthemum Garden c76 part2
06/24/20 Chrysanthemum Garden c76 part1
06/21/20 Chrysanthemum Garden c75
06/18/20 Chrysanthemum Garden c74
06/16/20 Chrysanthemum Garden c73
06/14/20 Chrysanthemum Garden c72
06/13/20 Chrysanthemum Garden c71
06/12/20 Chrysanthemum Garden c70
06/11/20 Chrysanthemum Garden c69
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New c0c0ly
June 18, 2020
Status: Completed
Its really are a Dog Blood Drama!


The plot is bitter sweet, love and revenge and the green ugly regret.

I enjoy the arc all the time.

And this Novel is really worth to read! 💕☺️
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New LampShader rated it
June 14, 2020
Status: c71
Banter between the main character and the system is great. There's a good rate of story progression and world hopping. Idk, this is a novel that doesn't condescend to you or pretend their characters are moral even as the author gives you the QT scummy/touching romance novel that you're here for while hinting at an overarching plot. And yes, 70 chapters later, the title is still accurate.
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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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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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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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flower4 rated it
February 16, 2020
Status: c110
This novel has me really conflicted. I binged through over 100 chapters in one go because it was so addicting, which is probably something to do with the author's knack for writing heart-wrenching scenes. I found myself immersed into each world and shedding a few tears at the end of each arc.

However, this novel also really stretched my patience thin. Every single arc is a rinse and repeat of the MC's torture, to various backdrops. The ML never even does anything different or creative for his revenge and so his... more>> treatment of the MC in every arc just makes me hate the ML a whole lot. The way the MC left each world in the past is pretty bad, but the retailiation is seriously overkill. Even when I'm getting emotional at the end of each arc, I'm always slightly irritated too.

Secondly, the author has a nauseating love of rape. You could make the argument that the MC enjoys it, therefore it isn't rape. However, the novel is written through the viewpoint of the body the MC is currently inhabiting, which means these scenes are written with the perspective and thoughts of an actual victim. To combat this, the author usually shoves light-hearted dialogue between the system afterwards, with the MC showing enjoyment and making light of the situation. However, it feels incredibly calculated on the author's end, a way to be like 'he likes it so it's okay!!!!' and to help distract you from the fact that you just read something so gross.

Another thing that really put me off is that two of the seven arcs I've read feature a father-son relationship, which is almost a THIRD of the arcs I've read. Being non-blood related is a thin excuse to mask the blatant incest, especially when the children were single-handedly raised by the 'father' from a young age. I have a very low tolerance for incest, which is ultimately why I stopped reading, but it was really only a cherry on top of the manipulation and humiliation masquerading as love. How heart-warming.

Maybe one day I'll go back and force myself to finish this. However, would I honestly recommend anyone else to read it? Unless you're a more forgiving reader than I am, probably not. <<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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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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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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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 shitty 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 f*cking 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*cking married f*ck! This is the first novel to really rip at my heartstrings

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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 bullshitting right now. Anyways I recommend it. <<less
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fireflymaoh rated it
October 23, 2019
Status: --
The MC has an interesting personality, sadly each arc is just about him getting physically and emotionally abused by the ML. The thing that bothered me the most was that the ML never felt remorseful for his actions, he felt like he was on the right to act that way. This gets old really quick, it is pretty much rinse and repeat in a different setting.
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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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Melange rated it
April 24, 2020
Status: Completed
I read this simply because I read the prequel and it didn't feel right not to read the sequel. Boy do I regret it. This is bad, like real bad. It's like everything wrong with the prequel made worse?! How are you gonna write a bad prequel and a worse sequel?

If you want to know the story just read the first and second arc of the prequel, the last arc of the prequel, the first and second arc of this novel, and then the last arc this novel. Don't even... more>> bother reading the middle arcs if you're not a masochist, because they're all the same and contribute nothing to plot progression. You'll save yourself a lot of brain cells that way.

Every arc can be summarized as:

MC go back, ML mad
Drama grr angst angst angst
Truth reveal, "ML, I actually love you!"
Happy ending! JK MC dies and ML cry


For those who want to know the whole story but don't want to suffer:


MC from the prequel (Xie He) and ML from the prequel (Lu Ting) wanted revenge on the Lord God (ML in this novel) for their suffering, so they scattered Lord God's soul into 10 worlds. One of the soul fragments became an amnesiac man and fell in love with MC in MC's world. He fell in a coma one day so MC had to become a host to save him. Cue 10 worlds of dog blood. At the end, MC comes back to his world and uses his points to buy an item that wakes ML.

ML wakes up but cycles through all 10 personalities before becoming the robot-like Lord God personality. He refuses to admit he loves MC. Xie He and Lu Ting come and stir up some drama to make ML confess he loves MC. Then everyone negotiates terms so that hosts get better working conditions.

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Lyska3303 rated it
July 9, 2019
Status: Completed

The only novel that I've finished mtl-ing, and it's WORTH it. Honestly, the MC may seem like a jerk and really scummy, but in the end they reconciled so no need to worry.


ML also knows everything in the end, so no secrets. HE, 1V1


Pros :

    • Stories are done very well.
    • Each arc is not short and pacing is good.
    • No plothole (or at least I didn't find one, maybe because of mtl lol).
    • The romanceeeeeee, pls. Love it so much.
    • Proper closure.
    • MC's entertaining and has strong character
Cons :

    • MC's behaviour/attitude towards the world. (It'll be explained later).
    • There are non-con scenes, but MC secretly likes it. (It's acting that he doesn't want it).
One things that I don't like is... Honestly, it's too short. I want to see the aftermathhh, can the author please make another book telling the story of their life after. I wanna see (

). Please give this a chance, everyone
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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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SpicySugar rated it
February 27, 2019
Status: c28
This is really not my cup of tea, I just dont like how the ML become mentally and physically abusive. We can say that the MC just laughed it off and "it went according to plan" vibe, but an abuse is an abuse, I'm not into abusive genre soooooo, whatever, well maybe you'll like this so try to read it if you want.
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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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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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