Your Scandals Are Way Cuter Than You

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Jiang Ying, a controversial second-generation celebrity. Loves nothing more than collecting dirt on other stars.

Qi Zhu, a controversial actor. His hobby? Counterattacking trolls, tabloids, and anti-fans.

Classmates from elementary school to high school, they fit the mold of childhood sweethearts. And yet they were more like fire and ice: utterly incompatible.

Back in high school, they fought while reviewing test answers. On set, they fought over their scripts. For better or worse, the two were in contact every single day. Their QQ streak has never been broken.

By chance, Qi Zhu discovered his own dirt in Jiang Ying’s possession.

Qi Zhu: ?

Jiang Ying: Don’t you know? Your scandals are way cuter than you.

Jiang Ying thought they would bicker for the rest of their lives.

Until, one day, he came across a new ship on Weibo: ZhuiFengZhuYing.

And a supertopic to match: ZhuYingYaoHong.

Soon after Jiang Ying was born, his parents held his zhuazhou ceremony. Among the items they set out before him, Jiang Ying crawled to the keyboard.

Ever since his youth, Jiang Ying had never lost an argument.

In a popular squabbling app that randomly matched users with differing opinions, prompting them to fight, Jiang Ying could handily defeat any opponent.

After spending three years on the app ‘Fight!’, Jiang Ying reigned as king of the leaderboard.

Out of the goodness of his heart, to benefit society, Jiang Ying took an apprentice who clearly didn’t know the first thing about dissing people. He worked hard to train up his little apprentice until the kid could diss and roast as fiercely as the king.

It was only later, when he was pushed down in bed and [redacted] by the typically cold and taciturn Qi Zhu, that Jiang Ying realized Qi Zhu had somehow learned every trick in his book.

Associated Names
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你的黑料比本人可爱
得理不饶你
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Your Memes Are Better Looking Than You (Prequel)
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
01/26/23 KnoxT c6
01/19/23 KnoxT c5
01/18/23 KnoxT c4
01/18/23 KnoxT c3
01/17/23 KnoxT c2
01/16/23 KnoxT c1
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Chiaroscuro
Chiaroscuro rated it
April 10, 2021
Status: Completed
How to fall in love when you're already in love. The summary is misleading because it's actually childhood sweethearts not enemies! LOL

MC: MC is actually good in acting but he's not motivated at it. He's the definition of chaotic good and he like chaos. He's so funny like he'll literally stop and watch people argue and even complain if the argument wasn't good enough. Also a blockhead tsundere. He have a little notebook about people's strength so he's not someone who fight impulsively. He know who he can provoke.

ML: ML... more>> is painted as cold and noble but that washes away when he encountered MC. He becomes black-bellied and sweet. He know how to "bait" and handle MC. He's also good at acting and provoked MC so he's more motivated in acting. He's very caring to MC and basically baited MC lol

People are basically confused with their relationship and thought they're extreme enemies and their fans also thought so.

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In fact they're childhood sweethearts. They're table mates but during high school ML went abroad. According to MC's brother MC went kind of depressed until they chatted in wechat. In fact they chatted in wechat everyday for years and years and MC was never absent (the record was broken later tho)

Later on they'll slap people with dogfood with their subtle and outward flirting.

Later on MC will have a school debate tyrant as friend from app and this friend ate his and ML's CP set. Basically he found everything from her. And she become disillusioned and also hysterical with the Amount of knowledge she had.

The app is also pretty fun lol.

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It seems like author likes misunderstanding and mistaken identity as comedy plot because they used it also in this novel. Over all I find it more entertaining than it's prequel <<less
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calledout
calledout rated it
April 4, 2021
Status: Completed
oh my god, what a gem!! I actually read (or I guess skimmed) the prequel and didnt like it half as much as this. I just immensely prefer these characters, I suppose. this is a story about how the frog eventually realized he was in boiling water, but only after he was thoroughly cooked :)

MC (jiang ying) is a straightforward, conflict seeking/loving, competitive internet star. I love how straightforward and blunt he is; I also love his conflict/quarrel technique HAHA. I guess because im also someone whos pretty internet... more>> literate and somewhat combative over text, but seriously seeing an MC this refreshing was a delight.

i wont say much about the ML (qin zhu) ; hes an actor who seems straightlaced and cold, but is actually pretty blackbellied (lol). but foremost he is incredibly sincere to the MC. more about ML under the first spoiler:
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hes been tolerating/taking care of MC and paying attention to him throughout their years together, and jy and qz are... actually pretty good friends? I mean, they have the equivalent to a few years' worth of a snapchat streak LOL. they chat daily, it's so cute.

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about the MC and ml:
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i love how close jy and qz are!!! the unreliable narration/perspective of jy is a treat. their daily lives, as jy puts it, are just endless sugar so to jy it doesnt seem special or that cp! but outsiders, especially as the novel progresses, can tell when theyre being fed dogfood :)

because we are put sort of in media res in the overarching story of jy and qz's life/history together, we (the readers) get to slowly unravel hints of what their school life together mustve been like. I love seeing qz unpretentiously reveal facts and tidbits about jy that no one else knows (e.g. that jy was on his schools rollerskating team on the broadcast or that jy will always seek conflict to be an audience to -- actually just the reality show broadcast arc in general was so good. calling it an arc is a little bit of a misnomer since they go back to shoot episodes throughout the story, but oh well).

i could wax poetic about the author's unique and charming plot devices and plot forethought and characterization but I want to keep this review somewhat short. LOL.

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what I love about this novel, in addition to the wonderful characterization of MC and ml, is that the author takes time to close out arcs and tie up certain plot points; it isnt always a rush to wrap everything up and move on. there are some running gags, motifs, and characters that build up as almost foreshadowing throughout the plot. although some things are pretty obvious to the reader, this use of dramatic irony is precisely the punchline at times. plus, the slow burn romance was just the cherry on top for me.

you get to see lovely cameos from characters in the prequel, although it isnt necessary to read the prequel in order to enjoy this novel. all in all, "your scandals are cuter than you" was hilarious, sweet, well written, and I became attached to all of the characters, most especially the MC. you wont regret reading this! although the mtl was pretty easy, im excited to follow along with the translator :) <<less
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Raven Tan
Raven Tan rated it
April 15, 2021
Status: --
Very exciting and hilarious! Truly Not boring ! MC is truly savage and witty. Tis is the first MC I know that has enough brain in entertainment world to collect others' dirt in advance. And no invincible netizen power cliche that made chinese people looks like ret*rded hypocritical confucian fanatics. I love how MC is not typical cliche noble white lotus or silly sweet mary sue with op talent. He's an Ogre !!!! Rogue! TRoll!! I feel I love jiang ying more than gu wei, since Jy is more realistic,... more>> unique and well portrayed. <<less
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HaiRyuuKi
HaiRyuuKi rated it
May 2, 2021
Status: c42
I want to be spoiled, but also not!!!! Aaaaaaaaaaaaa can't wait for next chapters!!!! Fight, translator-san!!!!

The MC here is the younger brother of the ML in the prequel and the nemesis of the MC in the prequel. Jiang Ying's and Qi Zhu's dynamics here are way different than Gu Wei's and Jiang Xun's in the prequel. But, both novels are equally sweet!!! Worth to read!!!!
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Solivagant
Solivagant
June 4, 2021
Status: Completed
This story is fluffy, really. The relationship between MC & ML is so cute.

It is just that, 70-75% of the novel consist of netizen comments or Jiang Ying x fight! App that I got bored and skip most of it.

I like the author other story, 'Your Memes are better looking than You' more.
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omgquiznak
omgquiznak rated it
May 27, 2021
Status: Completed
It's a nice read. It isn't plot-focused and it's more about their daily lives in the showbiz industry and romance, probably.

I'm always a sucker for childhood friend to lovers troupes, and this novel is quite good at that. Their relationship is really comforting to read, and I really enjoy bickering couples (that aren't toxic). One of the things I liked the most was no misunderstandings, annoying drama, and love triangles! The characters are also quite vivid and left an impression on me. The fluff is real and it's quite funny,... more>> a really good read in my opinion.

It's not plot focused and it doesn't have a very interesting storyline, so at the most I could give this was 4.6 (in my opinion), but I'll give it a 5 stars just for the sake of it. Definitely recommend this to people who like fluffy romances. <<less
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ryzll
ryzll rated it
October 6, 2022
Status: Completed
A story full of fluff, comedy and just plain sugar overload. It will either make your stomach hurt from laughing too much or from consuming too much dogfood.

Anyways, there really isn't any drama or major antagonist in this story. The only antagonists I can think are the haters online, but those people are quickly dissed with by our MC so there really isn't nothing to worry about.

Love this development of enemies to lovers, childhood sweethearts/nemesis to marriage partners. And yes, the school ID to marriage license is such a cute... more>> relationship development.

If you're up for some fun and not in a mood for drama or angst or thoughtless worries, then this is for you. Totally recommend it, and will reread it again.

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p.s. Recommended to use the wayback machine to read the original translation posted here because it's easier to read and understand than MTL

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AuroraArs
AuroraArs rated it
April 3, 2022
Status: Completed
Okay, I read this novel a while back. I'm currently rereading it so I thought I should leave a review. If you like innocent, soft-spoken, oblivious, bleeding heart, white lotus type of MC then this novel is not for you! The MC is flawed and full of weird quirks. He's fairly intelligent and a trouble maker. Kinda dark-hearted / a little bit cruel at times too. And I love him! He's a character that is super unique and fun but also feels real because of his humane flaws. Maybe, someone... more>> I might see in my circle of acquaintance even. He might be a bit black-hearted and a troublemaker but he's extremely loyal to his people.

The MC is the type that reserves his goodwill and kindness only for the people he thinks deserve it. And he is not a pushover, he'll stand up for himself if he's bullied. He destroys his enemies without any mercy. I loved reading all the shenanigans the MC was up to. The plot was not something outstanding but it was extremely fun to read. Mostly because the MC is extremely witty and quirky. I don't have much to say about the ML because honestly I don't have any strong impression of him. He's just the ML. There's some fluff here and there but I mostly read the novel because of the MC. Such characters are not easy to find. If you loved the MC Shen Qingqiu in SVSS then it's highly likely that you'll love Jiang Ying too. I would highly recommend this novel. I honestly want a sequel. I liked this novel better than it's a prequel. Jiang Ying is one of my favourite MCs ever. In terms of plot and supporting characters, there's room for improvement. But nonetheless, it's still a really good novel to read if you want something light. <<less
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WordEater
WordEater rated it
January 5, 2022
Status: Completed
Freaking adorable!!! Seriously ugh, I love their banters and my tooth aches with how they show off their love. I just find myself smiling at times. What you read from the blurb is what you get in the novel- in all seriousness, I think the blurb had not been able to maximize its ad potency!

SlightSmile. Jpg Boss Crab, I thank you for teaching me how to win arguments. I used it now to be able to bs my way out of a conversation. Yours truly, Me.
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starryskies
starryskies rated it
December 4, 2021
Status: Completed
I was torn on what to rate this before settling on a neutral 3 stars since I figure most of my issues with it are due to my own pet peeves.

To give where credit is due: The MC is pretty entertaining with how he shoots his mouth off, though he isn't indiscriminate. His no craps given attitude makes for a pretty relaxed read. The situations he gets himself into are hilarious and the way the misunderstandings snowball into one issue after another was quite fun too.

Both the MC and ML... more>> are actors and seatmates who were known to argue even back in the day and brought that same competitive attitude into the entertainment industry. The ML is long aware of his own feelings while the MC isn't, and he kind of gets led by the nose by the ML. The MC and ML bicker constantly and give as good as they get, which makes for a pretty balanced and entertaining dynamic. In the beginning at least.

Later on, the constant pits the MC keeps falling into as if due to sheer bad luck feels a bit repetitive. The misunderstandings get tiring since everything that can go wrong does for the MC, causing constant stirs on the internet. The ML barely helps even though he has considerable internet clout, but the MC has a strong mentality and takes care of it himself, which I appreciate. The ML does have his moments though.

When the romance starts, there's the typical trope of the ML always coming out on top of the MC in their interactions, which is quite disappointing since I liked how their personalities bounced off of each other equally before. I thought it would get better when they got together but it didn't. Even when the MC figures out something the ML hid from him and gets really angry, the ML never apologizes. He treats it as a joke and just manipulates the MC into a situation where he has to give up. Their relationship becomes a bit unbalanced since then, which I think is a shame. They're still pretty sweet together, though I found myself enjoying it less and less.

Overall, there's a lot of bickering, funny misunderstandings, and some fluff sprinkled over it all, but the way the ML dominated the balance in the dynamic in a typical cliché-ML fashion kind of ruined it for me. If that doesn't really bother you, you'll most likely enjoy this story. <<less
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aovel
aovel rated it
November 13, 2021
Status: Completed
as I posted earlier, the author did a great job with the two stories. They neither eclipse nor overshadow the other.",)
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eijun
eijun rated it
October 27, 2021
Status: Completed
I loved this story so much. There are no unhealthy or immoral dynamics like weird age gaps or toxic relationships. 0 unnecessary details. In fact, the black belly tag seems out of place there, honestly.

Pacing: Well drawn out. The main CP don’t beat around the bush.

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ML had been pursuing MC for a long time already so you might wonder what’s taking them both so long but the timing was just right. As our local main CP supporter, Qi Jun, said, ML made sure he had a promising future before he made his intentions towards MC clear. He very patiently planned out how to pursue him and made the move right when he deemed everything in place. MC is also really refreshing in this aspect. Often times, when the MC in a story finds out he likes the ML or the ML likes him and especially when he realized he likes ML too, he goes into denial and starts confusing himself over nothing. This novel’s MC gave me no choice but to applaud him because after realizing ML could have been pursuing him, he just immediately thought of whether it was true or not and if they were possible and how he felt about ML. He consulted others to see their perspective and looked into his own feelings. When he confirmed that he indeed liked the ML and for quite a long time already, the two started outright flirting with each other. It was so funny that it was cute.

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Romance: A lot of sugar

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The way ML treats MC is so, so touching and sweet. You can really feel his love. The Gossip Buddy gift with the polaroid in there and the words written behind it got me so hard. Their love really seems so perfect and so well-timed. It truly is a case that could have only been realized if they separated briefly.

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Is it worth reading? Very much so. The amount of chapters is also just right. There’s nothing left to write so you won’t feel like the extras aren’t enough. It’s not rushed either. The translations are also incredible, by the way. All in all, this has been my most pleasant read. <<less
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nkai
nkai rated it
August 8, 2021
Status: Completed
78zao translations nevery disappoint me fr. This novel is so damn well translated and written. This is the second novel that I've read by the same author of Your Memes Are Better Looking Than You. Another masterpiece.

Their interaction from the very first chapters 'till the end is- *chef's kiss*

Such a funny and light hearted to read! Very fluffy!
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izayaYY
izayaYY rated it
August 2, 2021
Status: Completed
The sequel is about Jiang Xun's little brother, who has quite a rare personality... he is very confrontational and an online fight-addict... which I think is good when you are in the entertainment industry, a cruel career path that requires some immunity to bullying and heavy criticism.

Exactly same style as the prequel... sweet, cute, lighthearted and a lot of fun.
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dee_ism
dee_ism rated it
July 2, 2021
Status: --
The most important thing for me to like a story is the characters.

And I can't get to like the MC, even the ML is just so so.

MC is a chaos, rude, childish, love to argue with other people. He like to be in scandal to get trending, but for what? Attention seeker so much?

... more>> Some reader may find him cute, but for me he's annoying. From the MC alone, I only can rate this story this much.

There's also not much on the plot. A lot of unnecessary over the top fights. Meh. <<less
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MeAndOnlyMeSaltedfish
MeAndOnlyMeSaltedfish rated it
April 14, 2021
Status: --
This is truly fun to read not boring. Want to laugh out loud but need to keep quiet or else my sister will kill for being too noisy at night. ಡ ͜ ʖ ಡ The MC is so cute I want to take him home. ♡
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periperi
periperi rated it
April 12, 2021
Status: Completed
5 stars

Was pretty excited to read this one because it seemed like a cute set up. And it was. The childhood friends mixed in with some hidden identity and humour made for a light read. There's some funny side characters that supported the story as well, while not a tight-knit group (since not a band) like the prequel, still good friends of MC.

I wasn't expecting the hidden identity story line but the app plot line was rather well done despite it being predictable.

ML can be a little black-bellied but overall... more>> they complement each other well and it's a very nice light read. I almost want another sequel just to continue with another character in this circle because really, they are all likeable. Special shoutout to scaredy cat Miao Ye. <<less
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Teemo
Teemo rated it
April 2, 2021
Status: --
This is a great story! You wont regret if you read it. Translator is doing amazing work. You can expect regular updates. Before you read this, be sure to read prequel.
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Anuskaa
Anuskaa
March 29, 2022
Status: Completed
It was a pleasant read for me. The characters are cute and extremely funny
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SayMrrp
SayMrrp
January 12, 2022
Status: Completed
You might think it's some generic entertainment BL, but I think it's one of the good entertainment BL novels, the ones that aren't flat and tr*shy.

The MC's personality really carries this novel, and the ML is also amusing. Their interactions are great, and they have complex personalities. Side characters aren't too bad either.

The author also presents the story really well. The way things are laid out are smooth and satisfying.

It might be a bit predictable, but I think it's worth reading.
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