Those Years When We Killed the White Lotus


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Being ruined by a white lotus, Lin Zisheng found out that there’s a system in his mind when he woke up.

[Hello Host, I am Bulingbuling, the glowing-in-brilliance System 001, a White Lotus Rescue System for ‘Leaving a Good name for White Lotus forever’. You will go down a journey with me to various worlds to save endangered White Lotuses. Let’s move forward for our great cause!]’

Lin Zisheng : … hehe!

And so…

System : Cho… chotto matte! Host-daren, that is the white lotus we are going to save. You, you can’t push her off to the road of no return!

Lin Zisheng: An early death means an early reincarnation, I am freeing her from endless suffering.

System : … [Host-daren’s words make sense, I’m unable to respond back, what to do QAQ]

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November 13, 2018
Status: Completed
I did not rate it cause I finished the raw version of the book.

But I have to say, I like the overall plot and concept of the book.

I like both MC and ML.
Also the villains on different worlds and the main villain of the story.

Some details have been lost to me but I will put the main spoiler of the story from my understanding from google-sensei...

... more>>

100% sure???


At your own risk!


You sure want to spoil the ending thing?


Fine! HERE IT IS!!! From my understanding of the ending... MC and ML are from the distant future. Very distant future. Do you want more?

This is what from my understanding:
In their current era; after thousands of years of human genes kept evolving becoming more and more powerful and perfect genes. The former inferior genes has long been extinct. Apparently there was a long-lost ancient gene called 'White Lotus' gene on their parent Blue Star (Earth highly chance they meant) in the novel's lore.
There was even a legend: Whoever has or uses the White Lotus gene can bring endless disaster to the people around that person. If this disaster kept on expanding, even the whole world is destroyed. So the descendants of humanity who survived the catastrophe in all those years ago, didn't want it to happened again.
So the Empire (where MC and ML are from) made a new game called: White Lotus. This game was made to make everyone be aware of the of how deadly the White Lotus gene is. This made people go to the hospitals to check their genes for fragments of the White Lotus gene to have it removed from their body. There is a reason for me to put this explanation.

As for MC's and ML's position in their world? From my understanding is the MC and ML knows each other quite well. They were already lovers in their real world.


MC is the programmer of the "game".
MC paid countless hours to create the game. As he about to complete the game, he didn't know how or why did a loophole pop up in the game system. In addition this loophole in the system cannot be fixed (you'll know why). Thanks to the loophole the former tester was actually locked in the game and couldn't come out. In order to figure out what happened, MC decides to also enter the game. But what he didn't know is the ML actually followed him.
Thus the main reason why MC was inside the game.



ML is the provider of core technology of the "game" so he has higher authority than MC.
When MC entered the game ML followed him. During that time, ML sealed (abuse of power!) all of MC's memories to make him fall in love at him again.
Main reason for ML to entered the game was to get along with his wifey and another reason was because the "game" has the courage to marry his wifey (I think it meant the actual game like making MC marries an NPC because that how you need to play and finish the game) !
But once he entered the "game" he found the so-called loophole in system was.


Truth about the whole thing!

Anyways MC put too much attention and feelings on the process of writing for the game. To make a more realistic portrayal of White Lotus, MC searched for countless materials about White Lotus for the game. To the point the he kept on updating again and again until it was a perfect White Lotus. As a result of MC's seriousness and dedication, the White Lotus in the "game" gained actual consciousness and feelings. And those feelings were towards MC and wanted to marry him...
So the "game" made a loophole in the system causing people (or tester) to investigating the problem. In the end the problem was not being resolve but also added a problem on detaining the people inside game. The system was trying to get MC's attention by causing more problems for him to look into it and trap him.
Of course it worked and MC went inside the game to look for this problem.
As possessive ML is, he followed wifey to the game and found out the whole charade...
After all he whoever tries to take his wifey away... Say bye-bye to life.

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Kazekun rated it
May 10, 2020
Status: v3c1 part1
Up to PyonYan's review, my 5 stars also for author and previous translator only !

This is my first time here when the translator ask for your money to read their translation when they don't even consider to ask readers to support author instead. It would be different when it's donation as appreciation, this is obviously marketing other goods for themselves.

Well, for story it's really worth to read. I hope there would be other translator taking this project. I wish I could be fluent in chinese and I will translate it... more>> by myself and also support the author, sigh. <<less
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YukiQuin rated it
January 20, 2019
Status: extra 1
MC is sensible, very strong willed and dominating when need be.

It's the first time I've ever seen a uke MC

beat the sh*t out of their gong, even if he (MC) was going easy and ML-sama didn't put up a fight

It was quite surprising.

I'm eager to learn more about his character and seeing future developments in his relationship with his ML.

I hope the new translator-sama taking over from IAmABanana will take good care of this novel ~♥
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idkvan rated it
May 6, 2020
Status: --
It's annoying when people give bad reviews but don't even finish the story or even the arc that they are reading. Why review something you didn't complete????? Makes no sense.

For people upset at the first arc, it makes sense if you actually read the whole arc, and by the whole arc..... I mean arc 1 isn't finished until the MC goes into the 3rd world. Your questions will be answered there!

To sum it up



  • The ML is not a thot/playboy/man whore. It was an act to fool his dad. ML is disgusted with touching others!
  • The ML didn't fall in love with the second male lead the first time around because his soul was different. Has nothing to do with gender! He likes the MC's SOUL.
  • The MC was disgusted with ML at first because he thought the ML was a man whore, but they become friends and he learns the ML isn't that type. The ML chased the MC for months with sincere feelings, after that the MC was indifferent towards ML and feels as long as ML really cares about him then he's ok staying with him! He only beat ML because he FORCED a kiss on him aggressively. He forgave him because they are FRIENDS (the author time skipped a few months).
  • The ML kept with the white lotus and tortured her in the previous life because of REVENGE. She killed his best friend! He didn't love her!!!!

Hope that clears up anyone saying stuff without reading the whole thing. If you still don't like the ARC that is fine but don't criticize things that are clearly explained. Read the whole thing!
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Ichigoeater rated it
May 14, 2020
Status: --
How should I put this? It's... not good. How on earth do you expect to write a good romance when you're time skipping every bit of development? We don't get to know how the ML won the MC over in terms of friendship, nor how their relationship was when MC accepted his feelings (with no internal dialogue to let us know what MC is thinking), and then goes on to ... more>>

give us sacrificial love endings and suicide endings, when it hasn't even been revealed in any way that MC actually loves ML. Did MC commit suicide because his mission was done? Or did he love him? We don't know. Anyway, an ending like that should have made me cry, but I felt like I'd read a detailed synopsis of a plot rather than an actual story, so I felt nothing.


On that note, isn't the whole point of the story neglected?

We were advertised a story about a man being transmigrated into a variety of different stories and offing the FL in some way, but to do so, he's going against the mission he's given. But as long as he raises his favorability with her once, it doesn't matter anymore and he can do whatever? I get that his system is an idiot, but it didn't say anything at all when he was manipulating the white lotus' downfall (in a messy way, I might add. He was just going to let himself get hit by a car? This was so s*upid).


In the world of written yaoi, there are some pretty good ones, occasionally some incredible ones, but most of them are tr*sh. They're poorly written with shoddy developments and archetypes, and things get r*pey too often. This one isn't as bad as that. But it's definitely no Quickly Wear the Face of the Devil. <<less
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CocoShirley rated it
December 21, 2020
Status: v3c4 part2
I like this story so far, but the nee translator think they are the actual author, and want us to pay 5$/month for a story ongoing. They never put one chapter free since 4 months ago, and they translate a new chapter each week.

I was wondering why I never got a notification since 4 months, now I know it's because they use it to get money. I will MTL the story, and I will strongly wish some other translator will continue to translate since the last free chapter.
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July 10, 2020
Status: v1c1
Really enjoying this story, it’s a good mix of fluff and dogs blood. Such a shame the latest translation is behind a paywall (and in need of a good proofreader).
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Meow4meow rated it
January 14, 2020
Status: v1c9
So I only really only read the first arc but I can already tell that things were not gonna get any better. I didn't appreciate the way they made the white lotus looked, like with their description of her she should have been described as a fake one to begin with. The fact that the ML fell in love with him at first glance the second time around, like why not the first time too? Even weirder the ML likes women but can so easily switch to liking men. The... more>> ML was also described as being a thot. He jumped from women to women but he's alright. But the fake white lotus jumped between 2 men and she's intolerable, admittedly behind their backs but you know there isnt that much difference between the two of them. The ML started chasing the MC and the MC pretends not to know his thoughts when the system can literally let him know exactly what he's thinking. I just decided not to continue reading, it would really be nice to have better justified reasons to hate on characters and not discriminate on gender. And just better plots with better characters and villains as well. <<less
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rhianirory rated it
February 26, 2019
Status: Completed
it's nice to see a MC who can kick *ss as well as scheme with the best of them. There were a few worlds I didn't like and one was confusing since with MTL there were at least two family members with the name Lin Biao and one Lin Bo. The sentences would talk about Lin Biao and Lin Biao and you just have to guess who or let it go. Hopefully our lovely translator will fix that little problem when they get to that world. The ending was interesting... more>> and overall I thought it was fairly good. Not a lot of explicit smut (fade to black for harmony and all that) and the MC doesn't get eaten right away so there is time for feelings to grow through the first few worlds. Looking forward to more translated chapters. <<less
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cherryblossomsinsummer rated it
July 5, 2021
Status: v1c13
It's 5:38 in the morning and I just finished reading the first arc. My whole expression was ಠ_ಠ. I was reading ErHa and just wanted a small break by reading some QTs, but god, give me back my wasted time. It's so badly written that I don't even know where to start. The inconsistency of the characters' personality, weird timeline, plotholes, and bland scenarios. The romance is way too fast paced that even me, somebody who prefers fast paced romance feels weirded out. Like damn the ML really just brushed... more>> past the MC and suddenly he's all charmed and obsessed. ML didn't even take a good look at MC's face first before he choked his friend saying I'll kill you if you touch him or something •́ ‿, •̀ man who even is you.

Furthermore the thing that I'm most annoyed with... the unbelievably s*upid, almost to an unnecessary extent, white lotus female lead. She really got me thinking how the hell she even managed to graduate elementary school. And the ending of arc 1?? *Inhales* MANN WAS THAT REALLY NEEDED. WHERE DID MC EVEN GET HIS GUNNNN *exhales*. Anyway, I'm currently lying on my bed and I'm filled with rage so I needed to vent a little bit through writing this review. I guess this book will suit people who are looking for some quick face slappings, other than that I truly don't know why you would kill your own braincells by reading this. I know I'm being mean but I'm not even sorry ┐ (´ー`) ┌ <<less
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tanni103 rated it
December 11, 2020
Status: v3c1
The plot of the arcs are very interesting but it lacks alot of depth (?). I feel like reading children books.

Everything is happening simply too fast and simple. The protagonist and the ML are... I think its called 2D characters.

The villains are only people whose heads are just decoration. It may seem like I am a masochist but I like the White Lotuses quite a bit, definetely more than the MC and ML.
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Little1vixen rated it
September 19, 2021
Status: v1c14
I finished arc 1 and stopped. The writing was bad the characters inconsistent and the villainess brain dead. It has an ending I can't accept and the reason for this ending is even worse. ... more>>

So the white lotus tries to kill the MC but ends up hitting the ML with a car instead. Why these two powerful families who knew she had a grudge put absolutely no surveillance on her I'll never know. He drops the truth that makes very little sense on her head she runs away gets hit by a car (most likely all we know is breaks screeched) and then they're at the hospital with the mother blaming the MC for the accident. The ML ends up brain dead and the MC shoots himself in the head at his bedside because...... No reason. In an extra it turns out the guy wasn't a man who*e got better from being brain dead and was in denial about this guy's death for 10 years before accepting his death and going to his graveside to shoot himself in the head with the same gun.

because of writers block. I shudder to think what will happen in future arcs when they get it again so I won't be reading any more of this. <<less
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1Sami rated it
June 21, 2020
Status: --
It's so much like FoD. I know alot of people would probably criticize me for comparing them, but it honestly is like it. And the arcs are all interesting too. This is definitely one of the better QT novels on this site, even if their isn't alot of translated chapters right now.
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wandering cat rated it
April 21, 2020
Status: v1c11
Seriously, I couldn’t finished the first arc. The plot is just that bad. All the characters’ actions don’t make any sense at all.

Never-mind that ML is a typical yandere type and the female lead is a typical s*upid green tea b*tch, but even the MC character doesn’t add up at all.

For example, he always feel disgusted by the ML, who falls in love at first sight and became a stalker, and only tolerates ML because he want some extra points. After ML confessed (and also forced kissing him) he didn’t agree and just beat the ML. But the day after that, he suddenly become okay with being a couple with ML even if the mission doesn’t require him to be with ML.

And the plot are filled with many other big holes that make all characters seem s*upid.
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Lanemesis rated it
March 27, 2019
Status: --
I'm going to waiting until it ends to give any review, but so far, I like this story. My cup of tea.

And I like the concept of plot of the white lotus female lead to death in this novel or every novel, because honestly I hate every female lead in bl novel. So annoying and always acting like a pure white lotus lady, while in the heart is black as tar. Typical, but, I enjoy the torture of the female lead. Need to vent out my anger to something I... more>> dislike, like this one, the female lead is my main target. Though... I like the idea of the love rival got tortures, too... My mind is getting more and more black after I read these kind of novel. Maybe I will transform to a black lotus spectator that loves to watches every love rival or annoying people in this novel get torment.

Gonna keep on check with the update, or maybe I will start to read the raw, nonetheless, not a problem. Because this is my cup of tea. :) <<less
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November 14, 2021
Status: v3c5
This is a good series but the problem is that one translator dropped and the there's a paywall of another translation. I don't even think the money goes to the original author. So 3 stars for the story but 1.5 stars for making it hard to find free translation
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Topokyyyu rated it
July 15, 2021
Status: v1c13
English is not my original language, but I have taken the time to use the translator to leave my comment.

I just have to say that the first arc has left me with great dissatisfaction with its development, character relationship, and overall structure. Besides that his ending and extra were very "seriously?". Anyway, I really do not like to leave stories half in this way, but for this plus the fact that apparently they charge for reading later, I prefer to leave it until here and read something else.
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Realvnv rated it
June 18, 2021
Status: v3c7
This novel is actually pretty decent, but the whole translation drama man... I just hope another group picks this up 'cause reading MTL really damages my brain cells.

In the 3rd world, ML has a split personality, so far so good, but in MTL you don't even get which one is talking to whom lol.

Anyways, if this novel changes hands, I'm all in to read more about this SSR+ Brain Ded White Lotus species and our environmentalist host.
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February 3, 2022
Status: --
Seemed very bland, inconsistent, like rules of the world and characters are being changed from original as per MC wish and comfort. Like felt really useless after reading it.
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Smokey12201 rated it
October 16, 2021
Status: c1.14
I dont know if its the way its written but I really cant get myself to read more than the 1 arc. I did t even read it fully and skipped most of the chapters.
There are so many inconsistencies? Like wtf is this end... and the extra ab ML ! It doesnt looks like its the dude from the original story.. im really confuse and disappointed.
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