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WDBKFMGB Chapter 27 (Part 1) – Invisible Wings

Don’t worry too much about the appearance of the new characters yet. Everything will explain itself later on.

A double release week! Enjoy!


At this moment, Xu Jin’s voice came from outside the door: “Why haven’t you come out yet? Qin Cheng, you’ll be filming your final scenes this afternoon. Didn’t you ask for an early return to China yesterday? You’re still not coming out yet?

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It appeared that he could complete the side mission by tonight. After He Ruge finished reading through Crow’s dialogue, he became curious about the mysterious door Crow had been talking about.

What was behind that door?

As today’s playing time had exceeded his daily average game time, He Ruge turned off the game and prepared to go find his close friend and do some writing.

When he opened up Penguin, he found that there was a friend request from “Kraken”.

He Ruge’s mood turned a bit strange. The head of the Kraken was a gray-purple Q octopus. Before today, he had never thought that there would be real monsters in this world, nor did he ever think that he might also be a monster.

“You are now friends with Kraken, you can now start chatting.”

Ruge: “Hello.”

Kraken: “I apologize. I was writing. Could you send me a picture of the red streaks?”

He Ruge took a picture of the red streaks on his ankle.

Kraken: “This is a bloodline pattern[1] of our water tribe, but I’ve never seen this type of bloodline pattern.”

Kraken: “Picture .jpg.”

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and his eyes were drawn to the other party’s tie: “Huh, when you all were deciding on the image for the final scene yesterday, didn’t you say that the crimson colored one is better? Why did you choose this one?

From the other party came a picture of a hand with light grayish-purple lines on the wrist. The purple lines twisted and turned, detailed with small circles.

When he saw the familiar lines, all the doubts in He Ruge’s heart dissipated. No scammer would so leisurely get this kind of tattoo on their hand. 

Kraken: “Your bloodline pattern is very dark, are you using a picture filter?”

Ruge: “No, what does the color darkness of the bloodline pattern symbolize?”

Kraken: “…The darker the color of the bloodline pattern, the stronger the strength. I feel like I was originally fishing around in the forum for a small fry, but ended up scooping up a big boss.”

He Ruge didn’t know whether to laugh or cry about this metaphor.

Kraken: “Are you also a JinJiang (JJWXC) writer?”

Ruge: “Yes, I have been writing for a year already.”

Kraken: “It should be due to you absorbing the power of faith[2] from your writing that caused you to awaken. You said before that the bloodline pattern gives you good luck. This may be your natural ability. You haven’t fully awakened yet, so don’t use your abilities casually. The power of faith that you’ve absorbed must be slowly accumulated in order to fully awaken you.”

Kraken: “Every monster has a different awakening period. For example, the awakening period of the cicada type is very long and can be up to seventeen years. The awakening period is extremely important and most monsters only have one awakening period in their entire life.”

Kraken: “The more faith you accumulate during the awakening period, the greater the changes you will experience on the day of your awakening, like flushing your tendons and transforming your marrow[3]. Accumulating faith during the awakening period is twice as effective as accumulating faith after.”

He swiveled his head to look at the phone and saw the delicate and genteel youth on the screen curl his lips in a smile.

Kraken’s words seemed to have parted the clouds and revealed the light, and He Ruge, who was “on the verge of experimenting through mass buying lottery tickets”, was pulled back. It seems that the only way he could make money and support the family [4] was to obediently write more words.

Ruge: “Thank you for your scientific explanations. I haven’t introduced myself yet. You can call me Ruge.”

Kraken: “Hahaha, no thanks, just call me 8 Legs [5]. You can ask me if you don’t understand something in the future. I’ll add you into a small communication group chat for aquatic type monsters later. By the way, you don’t want to reveal your bloodline patterns to other people casually because bloodline patterns can reveal a lot of information.”

Kraken: “If you anytime you wanna write, you can also look for me.” [6]

He Ruge thought about his own writing speed. Under normal circumstances, his speed was 1,500 characters per hour. If he used himself as a unit of measurement and counted as 1 Ge, then “Emotionless Coding Machine” was approximately equal to 3 Ge’s, and “Kraken” was 7 Ge’s.

He Ruge revealed an awkward but polite smile.

Ruge: “Okay, I hope we have a chance to write together in the future.” No, there never be this chance. Even a crumb has its own stubbornness![9]

You remembered wrong. This one is better.

The group that Kraken pulled He Ruge into was called “Family of 5 Lakes and 4 Seas”. There were a total of seven members in the group. When He Ru Ge entered the group, the online members all bubbled up boisterously.

Little JiaoJiao Wants to Become a Dragon: “Welcome, welcome, it’s been so long since I saw a new person.”

Virtuous Tortoise: “Welcome.”

Your Old Mother: “Welcome Newcomer @Ruge”

Little JiaoJiao Wants to Become a Dragon: “8 Legs, come and introduce the Newcomer!”

8 Legs: “My colleague Ruge. He is still in the awakening period. Don’t bully him.”

Ruge: “Hello everyone.”

Little JiaoJiao Wants to Become a Dragon: “So, RuGe is also a writer. Recently, I don’t want to stay in the entertainment industry anymore. I heard that the Webnovel industry is quite relaxing, is it true @8Legs”

8 Legs: “False.”

8 Legs: “If you don’t have the talent, you will die. The Webnovel circle does not rely on one’s face to eat, but rather on talent.”

Little JiaoJiao Wants to Become a Dragon: “But you also don’t have the talent. You’ve been on the streets for seven or eight years now.”[7]

8 Legs: “Who said I have no talent. My speed is 10,000 words per hour. If you could squeeze out a hundred words in an hour that’d already be amazing.”

Little JiaoJiao Wants to Become a Dragon: “Hey.”

8 Legs: “Jiao’er [8], be good for me. Isn’t it good to just quietly be a flower vase?”

Little JiaoJiao Wants to Become a Dragon: “……Hey.”

    ……

 在所有项提名中,周去年十一月开播的,而日播剧的大也理所当然的是过去一整视率最高的大制作片当容醒来,一打开机便收到一堆福信。涛:小,恭你霍提名了丹的佳男,俟遥提了钟的最佳配你还名牡奖飞天奖最新!

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[1]“Bloodline pattern” can also be “demonic patterns”, “monster pattern”, “creature pattern”, “devil pattern”. I went with bloodline because it made more sense in English. If one of the other translations sounds better to you, let me know and I can change it. Thanks!

[2] Faith: can also be considered “worship” or “fame”

[3] Flushing your tendons and transforming your marrow: A complete transformation from the inside-out

[4] Make money and support the family: figuratively

[5] 8 Legs: technically….“8 tentacles”…. But I felt like that would lead to some inapropos and misleading translations later on down the road. Hahahaha ╮(>_<)╭

[6] Write together: To accompany him as he works, or as a helper.

[7] “On the streets”: not literally. It refers to being destitute or unsuccessful

[8] ‘Er’ is a term of endearment

[9] Every crumb has its own stubbornness: HRG knows he can’t write that fast, so he rejects Kraken’s offer to write together.


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WDBKFMGB Chapter 26 (Part 3) – You are Mine

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Suddenly, Little White Tiger raised his head. His blue eyes were shining and his expression was firm as he walked resolutely towards He Ruge. A small paw hung onto He Ruge’s hand and the little white tiger turned sideways, letting his fluffy tiger tail gently land in He Ruge’s palm.

After interacting with Xiaobaihu, He Ruge is full of love for this game again

No.20

[Hou “If I let you touch my tail, will you be a little happier?”】

[Play with tail] (unlocked)

He Ruge’s eyes softened for an instant, he looked at the uncomfortable Little White Tiger, and whispered, “I will.”

Click [Play with Tail] with the mouse.

    容栩很快穿上衣服,擦拭头发。等他将所有的一切都整理妥当后

A slender hand touched the tail carefully. Unlike He Ruge’s hands and feet, the little tail was much more expressive and enthusiastic. The snow-white tail tip wagged and took the initiative to hook onto the young man’s index finger, and simultaneously hooked onto He Ruge’s heart.

No.20

[Number 20’s tail entangles with your fingers]

[Roar “You are mine”]

He Ruge’s heart trembled.

En, you are mine, too. You are my family’s little cutie.

After interacting with Little White Tiger, He Ruge was once again filled with love towards this game. The game abused him thousands of times, yet he still treated the game like a first love.

He Ruge remembered that he hadn’t had time to carefully examine the rare items he had drawn before, so he pulled out the “Fate’s Calling Card” from his backpack.

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 秦手着下语气似平缓,但是每个字却是一点一点、认认真真说出口中:“任舒的圈风评是很,你注意一点。顿了,秦呈次补道“如亲知你她来,可能会担心。”

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  虽然能看到人表情,但男人却渐渐地起眉。眼见少久久没开,秦唇一抿狭的凤眸微眯起直接将本旁边桌上一扔淡定地嗽两声门口,任舒突然听这声,整个一。片后她上笑容了僵对容栩笑:“你在别打话吗?”

[Name]: Fate Calling Card

Limitations: Although it can only be used once, the predicted destiny can be changed.”

This card is a predictive type prop. At first glance, one could already tell that this was a very precious item, and there was no restriction on the user candidate. He could use the Fate’s Calling Card to predict the future of Little Rabbit, Little White Tiger, Golden Python or even Crow.

It was just that he didn’t know exactly how detailed the card’s prediction would be. Will it detail even the reason for the character’s fated death?

The plot line of this game was complicated and confusing. If he could know the fate of one of the game characters ahead of time, he may be able to avoid some unfortunate events. Thus, he needed to carefully consider who to use the prediction card on and the timing of the use.

Should he use it now? And on whom?

The Little White Tiger was the game’s main focus, and his fate was actually mentioned briefly at the beginning of the game. Growing from a small monster into a big monster, destroying everything in Starry Sea Orphanage.

Little White Tiger will ultimately encounter difficulties, but those difficulties will definitely not defeat him.

The golden python’s outcome was most likely perishing from illness. There was no need to waste the prop on this type of easily guessed outcome. As for the little rabbit, even if the little rabbit died, he could still keep the little rabbit in the Goblin Ball.

As for Crow……After Crow repaid his favor, there would be no lingering bonds left between them. Crow’s future fate would therefore have nothing to do with him.

At present, no one seemed to require the use of the “Fate’s Calling Card.” However, He Ruge was afraid that he may have missed someone, and he used his fingers to count off the characters that have appeared in the game so far.

Yellow Ferret, Little White Tiger, Little Rabbit, Scorpion, Medicine-seeking Rat, Crow, Golden Python…

只见秦一淡定地正在翻着剧本,似乎没看手机.容拿着手机往室里

Crow

[Siren[1], come out for a second, I have something to tell you. 】(Please read the [Footnotes]!)

Opening the door to Room 214, Crow shouted to He Ruge.

He Ruge, who suddenly recalled his own character, was startled. Yes, he’d missed one character. That character was his game self ——

Siren.

There were no restrictions for the Fate Card’s target. Since anyone could use it, then naturally “siren” could also use it

There was no fate more important than “siren’s”. This game had arranged a destined fate for each of the game’s characters, so what was “siren’s” fate?

He Ruge found it difficult to contain his excitement. Like researching who the “culprit of the crime” was [2], he typed “Siren” into the name column, and used his mouse to click confirm.

The dark violet Fate Card began to spin, and a mysterious and bright light enveloped the card.

[Identity]: Siren

[Fate]: A Koi’s fate, divine luck and profound fortune

Those who have this type of luck can change misfortune to good luck, find auspiciousness in times of distress, are blessed with long fortune, are sound and virtuous, have a good temperament, are dynamic and ambitious, can become famous when they seek fame, become wealthy when they seek wealth, and bring prosperity to their family.[3]

[Plotline]: What you have lost is unimportant, only what you gain is the future[4]

He Ruge: “???”

How did it become a pile of formal literary things? It was quite different from what he imagined it would be.

He Ruge exited the Fate Card’s interface and walked out of Room 214. The game character followed behind Crow.

Crow brought He Ruge over to the staff accommodations area with a solemn expression.

 娱乐圈面上看似和谐,但内部的阶层。谓咖人,咖大的明位高,话的分量比小重比如秦呈,他未拍电剧,

Crow

[I told you before that the door at the end of the corridor cannot be opened. Tonight, I will help you open that door. However, the world behind that door is very inscrutable. If you keep climbing upwards, it takes you to a place where you can see the stars. I can only give you half an hour. You must come back within half an hour. 】

[If you don’t make it back, then you can only stay there forever. 】

Xi Guican looked at the sallow golden python and then turned to look at the little rabbit who had a bulging stomach. He closed his eyes and took in the scent of death in the air.

After tonight, the golden python and the little rabbit might pass.

The death of the golden python was expected. His body had hosted three kinds of Zerg wing energies. The wings were the core of power for the Zerg. Before the transplant was fully integrated, [the wings] would show no mercy on the new host and would madly absorb the nutrients in the host’s body. Only after the transplant was fully integrated would [the wings] begin to worry about the new host’s health and restrain themselves.

With the energy of three different Zerg wings gathered together, they would compete fiercely, eating frantically so as to not allow themselves to get the least amount of nutrients.

Thus, the death of the golden python had already been set in stone early on.

A dead experimental subject was deemed worthless. However, a subject with a successful transplant, even if it was Crow with his inferior Zerg wings, had the fighting power comparable to the Federation’s intermediate level fighters.

An intermediate level fighter who could activate mecha and fight alone.

It takes the Federation more than ten years to train up an excellent intermediate fighter, during which significant funds and faculty must be invested.

However, the mass-produced, transplanted experimental subjects were different. They had low investment costs and a high return value. The biggest cost for these experiments was actually for the transportation of the raw materials because the Intergalactic Wars already provided almost everything that was needed ——

The corpses of the Zerg on the battlefield, and homeless orphans resulting from the Wars.

Zergs had high strength but low intelligence. Their Zerg wings could easily rip through hard mecha armor, and the wings were their core of strength. Even if 99 subjects perished in the “Death God’s Wings” experiment, as long as just one survived, this experiment could be considered to have earned everything back.

Because Zerg wings could be used multiple times

Because there was a steady stream of orphans

In times of war, human lives were always the least valuable. [5]

Little White Tiger was a bit tired, so he lay down on the cotton nest in the iron cage, quietly watching He Ruge.

The young man was squatting in front of Little Rabbit, frowning slightly in helplessness and wondering whether he should feed him a third bottle of nutrient solution.

“Can’t give him another. Drinking too much nutrient solution, he will die.” Xi Guican stopped him.

Higher level Zerg wings required too much nutrients, making their appetites a bottomless pit and instigating the host to frantically take in food. It was a hunger that engraved itself into the marrow and will continue to exist and torment the host until the Zerg wings became fully integrated.

Xi Guican was also hungry at this time. He had clearly consumed a bottle of nutrient solution, but his stomach was still hollow, as if he had been starved for three days and three nights. This hunger was like a blunt knife, slowly cutting away at the string of reason.

Yet……

When he saw the person in front of him and saw those gentle and compassionate black eyes, the pervasive feeling of hunger suddenly disappeared.

Don’t worry, don’t feel sad.

Little White Tiger wanted to smooth out He Ruge’s tightly furrowed eyebrows.

“I’m fine.” I’m fine, so you don’t have to worry about me.

Ah, but what you are more worried about right now seems to be No.19’s Little Rabbit.

Little White Tiger said dryly: “Don’t worry too much, sometimes death is a release.”

The person in front of him was still unhappy.

Little White Tiger was irritated and blamed himself. He knew how to hurt others, but he didn’t know how to comfort a wounded person. Life had always taught him to hurt, to use violence to control violence rather than be gentle.

He is like an ant on a hot pot, anxious to run circles around the person in front of him. 

What does He Ruge like?

Little White Tiger thought hard.

——Seems to like me.

——Like my paws.

——Like my tail.

Little White Tiger took the initiative to place his tail into the hands of the person in front of him and asked with uncertainty: “If I let you touch my tail, will you be a little happier?”

The young man in front of him laughed, the smile blooming from the corners of his eyes.

Little White Tiger stared at the young man’s smiling eyes dazedly and couldn’t help hooking onto the man with his tail. It was as if he was simultaneously hooking onto a piece of happiness.

“You are mine.”

His hollowed soul seemed to have gained a sense of fulfillment.

A feeling of finally being satiated baptized his entire body and mind.

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    秦呈倏笑意的声音响起:“可能今天晚上的是剧本但天再后天再来……以后或是聊剧本这么简单了。没有人会在半夜意到别人房间专门剧,聊剧本的同时,总可做其,容将任舒芷今白天的一些为盘出。到最后,他起挺眉困说道:“我听茜说她实喜组的星一……那种事。不过这事来是情愿,白天已经和马齐,晚又来?”

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[1]Siren, here, is representative of the medieval (and post-medieval) era usage of the word as related to mermaids. Originally, Sirens in mythology are half-bird creatures. I’m choosing to translate the word “鲛/Jiao” into “siren” instead of “merman/mermaid” because it reads better in the context. Just note that in this novel, “siren” is referencing Merfolk. Thanks!

[2] “Culprit of the Crime”: reference to something I haven’t figured out yet. Possibly a game or TV show

[3] The direct translation is: Those who have this kind of luck will turn bad luck to good times, meet fortune in distress, have long blessings, sound and virtuosity, have a good temper, dynamic but calm, can become famous when they seek fame, can be wealthy when they seek wealth, bring prosperity to family

[4] “Plotline”: There are many ways to translate this phrase. For now, I will leave it at “plotline”, but other possible translations are “dramatical saying”, “Joke”, “Fun fact”, “Play context”…

[5] spending lives in exchange for winning the war


TL Corner: AHHHH I love the comparison between XGC’s and HRG’s perspectives. Both used the hooking tail as a simile for their emotions and growing relationship. \(>///w///<)/

Don’t forget, though, that for HRG, this is still just a game, whereas for XGC this is a reliving of his traumas. Some were frustrated that HRG wasn’t doing anything to help and was just watching as the cubs were harmed. But, for HRG, this is just a RPG game on his phone. He isn’t really able to help more than he is doing right now.

Chapter 27 part 1 will also be up soon. A double release week! Also, I left Easter Eggs for the humans and bots stealing translations lol. If you can see them, plz don’t pilfer. Thanks!

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SA Chapter 73 (Part 2) – Rong Xu: Truly Very Handsome

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Ren Shuzhi didn’t know whether Rong Xu was calling his parents or other relatives. But, having this kind of thing overheard by a third party, and even more so by the other’s relatives……really was a huge loss of face. Ren Shuzhi awkwardly said a few more words to Rong Xu, and then tried to leave. Before leaving, she still remembered to look at Rong Xu and wave the script in her hand: “Let’s find time to talk…… about the script later.”

Rong Xu raised an eyebrow without refuting. He just smiled and nodded to the other party.

Finally, Ren Shuzhi left Rong Xu’s room reluctantly, and Rong Xu closed the door. Before he even walked back to the bed, he heard the man’s low and magnetic voice flow over: “She has a bad reputation, doesn’t really want to discuss the script.”

Rong Xu picked up the phone, lay down on the bed, and smiled: “I know.”

Qin Cheng froze for a moment, and then heard a smile in the youth’s voice: “Maybe tonight was really just to talk about the script. But, coming tomorrow and the day after tomorrow…… then, maybe it won’t be something as simple as script discussing in the future. No one would deliberately come to someone else’s room in the middle of the night to talk about a script. While discussing the script, they can also do other things.”

Following that, Rong Xu then revealed Ren Shuzhi’s behaviors during the day. At the end, he frowned and said with confusion: “I heard Sis’ Xiao Qian say that she really likes to be with male actors of the same crew and do …… those kinds of things. But those kinds of things have always been ‘You ask, I’m willing’ (mutually consensual). She was already walking with Ma Qi during the day, why would she come to my room at night?”

Qin Cheng: “……”

Why? If it were him, he wouldn’t want any Ma Qi or Niu Qi. He also wanted to carry a script book and knock on your door!

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In the end, Rong Xu never came to a conclusion on this matter because Qin Cheng very quickly diverted the topic. The two chatted about each other’s filming, and later, they talked about Rong Xu’s desire to raise a cat at home. Like this, they chatted until eleven o’clock in the evening[1] and Qin Cheng had to go film. It was only then that Rong Xu suddenly remembered: “By the way, exactly what did you need to talk to me about?”

Qin Cheng looked on calmly: “I forgot.”

Rong Xu: “……”

Seeing the man’s indifferent and mild expression, Rong Xu couldn’t help but slowly curve up his lips. A thought suddenly flashed through his heart. He smiled and looked at the man on the phone and saw that Qin Cheng had already thrown on his coat and seemed to be heading out.

“The dark blue tie might suit you better.”

Qin Cheng’s hand, which was holding onto the crimson tie, suddenly froze. He swiveled his head to look at the phone and saw the delicate and genteel youth on the screen curl his lips in a smile. He suddenly felt as if the spring flowers were in full bloom, dazzling and soft. 

Rong Xu said seriously: “That tie is very nice and suits you quite well.”

Qin Cheng silently put down the crimson tie, picked up the dark blue tie, and tied it up.

When he finished this, he saw Rong Xu nod and say with a smile: “Very handsome.”

Qin Cheng: “……En.”

The smile on Rong Xu’s lips deepened a few degrees: “Then, good night?”

Qin Cheng looked down at the phone: “Good night.”

Just before hanging up, the youth smiled again and repeated: “Really, very handsome.”

Qin Cheng’s ear tips turned a bit red: “……En.”

This international video call lasted a full three hours before it finally ended. Qin Cheng put his cell phone into his suit pocket, walked silently to the floor-to-ceiling mirror in the room, and inspected the dark blue tie carefully. Without blinking, he looked at it coolly for one minute, two minutes……

At this moment, Xu Jin’s voice came from outside the door: “Why haven’t you come out yet? Qin Cheng, you’ll be filming your final scenes this afternoon. Didn’t you ask for an early return to China yesterday? You’re still not coming out yet?”

The man immediately retracted his gaze and walked over to open the door. Unexpectedly, the other party suddenly opened the door first. 

Xu Jin was stunned, and his eyes were drawn to the other party’s tie: “Huh, when you all were deciding on the image for the final scene yesterday, didn’t you say that the crimson colored one is better? Why did you choose this one?”

Qin Cheng gave him a light glance: “You remembered wrong. This one is better.”

Xu Jin: “…… Do you think I’m dumb?”

Qin Cheng stopped and looked at Xu Jin, his eyes were full of the implication “oh, you found out”, and then he resumed walking.

Xu Jin: “……” It’s so hard to live well these days! ! !

At the same time, on the other side of the planet, Huaxia was in its midnight hours.

After 1:00 AM on May 23, the three major TV drama awards in Huaxia, the Peony Award, Feitian Award and Golden Bell Award, all simultaneously announced their nominees for the year. This list of nominations considered all the TV series broadcasted on TV stations at the Huaxia prefectural level (widespread showings) and also web series broadcasted on major video websites in the past year. In the end, each technical award had eight nominees, and each major award had five nominees.

Among all the award nominees, the biggest weekly drama benefactor was Ambush, which was launched in November of last year, and the biggest daily drama benefactor was, of course, the most-viewed major production film in the past year, Vie for Supremacy.

When Rong Xu woke up and turned on his phone, he received a bunch of congratulatory text messages.

[Luo Zhentao: Xiao Xu, congratulations! Huo Xi was nominated for the Best Male Supporting Actor for the Peony Award, Wan Qiyao was nominated for Best Male Supporting Actor for the Golden Bell Award, and you were also nominated for Best Newcomer for both the Peony Award and Feitian Awards! 】

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[1]In the Evening: where Rong Xu is (Huaxia). Remember that QC is in the USA at this time. 11PM in Huaxia would be 7 or 8 AM depending on daylight savings.

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WDBKFMGB Chapter 26 (Part 2) – You are Mine

Part 2 is connected directly to Kraken’s original post. In case anyone needed a reacap, I included the post.

Original poster

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Wuwuwuwu~ I’m so excited right now, I can’t help but want to upload a post to celebrate. Everyone should just treat my later words as a fart. 

You can call me Kraken/Octopus, taken literally. My speed is 10,000. This speed doesn’t represent that the limit of my typing is 10,000 words, but rather that my brain speed is 10,000 words. I’ve been writing for ten years now, from the beginning confusing bullshit to the now barely readable content.

Before I came into contact with online writing, I had always felt inferior because my outer appearance was not as good as that of my friends around me. Most of my friends had entered the entertainment industry, but my appearance was mediocre and my acting skills were poor. Practically forcing my way in, after the show was broadcasted, I was scolded bloody by the audience.

I can’t afford to eat this bowl of rice called the entertainment industry. The heavens don’t deliver rice. I thought this might be fate, so I left the circle tragically and was abandoned for a long, long time.

One day, I accidentally came into contact with online writing. At the time, I just found it interesting and started it on a whim. But, what I didn’t expect, was that it was the turning point of my life.

I gained the love of my first ever reader.

It was a pure like, nothing to do with how sexy one was, nothing to do with gaining benefits. This is what we monsters have been pursuing our entire lives, the most pure and clean power of faith.

I was stunned silly at the time. 

I am not afraid of becoming the butt of a joke. Although I am a Kraken monster, only four of my tentacles were capable of moving at the beginning, and the other four were always treated as decorations because of my insufficient energy. However, after getting that additional tiny amount of faith, my fifth tentacle actually showed a slight reaction.

I hugged my four chubby tentacles and cried, cried until I couldn’t cry anymore. I have no talent, no acting skill, no writing skill, and no one hit wonder. I had written seven million words before unlocking my skills. What I am most thankful for is my racial talent which allows me to easily break through ten thousand characters per hour.

I’d been wandering the streets for eight years and changed countless vests. This year, I suddenly became popular! Now, even if I didn’t write everyday, there is still a steady flow of faith. It turns out that God really does reward hard work. That’s all, I’m really excited, I’m going to celebrate!


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I thought it was a sexy original poster who was writing.

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You can be anything you want in a dream. Being a tentacle monster is quite good.

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Inserting a level, 649/6000, does the original poster take shortcuts?

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Hahaha is this post so stupid

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Original poster, which TV series did you perform in, speak, let’s hear it

    ……

Unlike everyone who was laughing, He Ruge read the post carefully, and the hand that was pushing at his glasses frames almost failed to hold the frame steady.

I think I believe this post is actually true?

He Ruge thought of the mysterious red streaks that were appearing on his body. Those red streaks had already shattered his worldview into pieces, thus, He Ruge readily accepted the setting of “monsters” and “obtaining faith through writing”.

He included his Penguin username into the post, and left a message: “Floor Owner, I recently experienced mysterious red lines appearing on my thighs and ankles. These red lines can increase my luck. For example, when rolling game items, I can always draw rare props. Whenever it starts working, it will glow and heat up. I am confused about these red lines. Can I  add your Penguin to discuss it in detail?”

After He Ruge replied, he waited a little nervously. 

The original poster didn’t show up. He/she might really be partying it up one hundred thousand days in the wild. However, there were many sunflower seed eaters who replied to He Ruge’s posts, such as:

“Really surprising. Back then, didn’t you upload a post where you thought that the strange disease was a golden finger?! It’s already been so long, haven’t you taken any medicine?”

“Green posts[1] are green from beginning to end, admirable.”

“Hahahaha, this floor owner, are you trying to claim a koi spirit?”

Kiss Kiss, our suggestion here is to take medicine early. Posting Penguin accounts won’t make you better.”

He Ruge: “……”

I’m not sick, really not sick.

He Ruge, who was being ridiculed by the group, left the forums silently. He logged into the game after lunch and fed the game’s experimental subjects with nutrient solution.

Little White Tiger’s condition could be considered quite good, but Little Rabbit and Golden Python were both in very bad condition.

Golden python refused to eat.

Golden python

[For me, intaking food is a huge burden. If I don’t eat, perhaps I may even live a little longer.】

Golden python was feeble when speaking, and his breath was as weak as floating air. 

He Ruge suddenly remembered that when he was doing the side mission “The Mysterious Infirmary”, there was a blood-red colored 15-minute countdown timer floating on the screen.

When the side mission “Watch The Starry Skies Together” appeared, He Ruge was a slightly relieved that there was no specific time limit for that mission.

Now, he found himself wrong, ridiculously wrong.

The unknown was the most terrifying. Having a side mission without a definite deadline was like having the sword of Damocles hanging over your head. Perhaps, the sword could fall at any second and sever the last hope.

He Ruge used the [Universal Medicine Spray] to spray Golden Python’s wound again. He wanted to at least give the python a slightly better quality life before his death.

Golden python

[Thank you, but there’s no need to waste such precious medicine on the dying person, it’s not worth it.】

Opposite of the golden python who refused to eat, the little rabbit was actually overeating. He drank one bottle of nutrient solution and then glug glug glug drank a second. But, after downing two bottles of solution, he was still shouting in hunger.

No.19

[Hungry, hungry…… So hungry, I want more.】

He Ruge was a little hesitant. Inside the game, the little rabbit’s abdomen was bulging obviously. If he drank another bottle, He Ruge was worried that his little belly would explode.

No.20

[Can’t give him another. Drinking too much nutrient solution, he will die. 】

Little White Tiger stopped He Ruge.

Although the little rabbit was a small crying bag, he was still quite sensible. Little White Tiger and He Ruge didn’t let him drink more nutrient solution. So, instead of crying nonstop, he hugged his long rabbit ears and licked away at his own fur.

The little rabbit who had finished licking his fur looked dismally at his bulging belly, muttering that he was hungry.

Looking at the uncomfortable Little Rabbit, He Ruge suddenly understood what was meant by ‘when a child gets sick, the parents feel heartache’. He used a piece of fruit candy to temporarily coax Little Rabbit.

Why do you feel hungry? Is it a consequence of transplanting Zerg wings? But, why didn’t Little White Tiger exhibit these symptoms?

He Ruge was puzzled, and he clicked on Little White Tiger’s status.

[Like]: No. 20 likes you very much, Goodwill 82

[Unawakened]: No one has discovered that No. 20 is a little monster, except you

A little monster.

Since the beginning, this game clearly stated that Little White Tiger was a little monster. But now, the second experiment had already passed, and He Ruge only found that the little white tiger was abnormally cute.[2]

There was also this goodwill/favorability level. It’s only the second experiment, but the favorability had actually reached 82. It’s strange. The main task required a high goodwill level of 90. There were only 8 points left from the required favorability rating. This is totally illogical.

Was it really this easy to brush up to 90 plus goodwill?

He Ruge faintly felt that this game was hiding some big plan.

It had been a long time since he’d had a conversation with Little White Tiger, so he used his mouse to click on the intimate interactions option, [Talk].

No.20

[Roar, Roar “I’m fine”]

[Hou “Don’t worry too much, sometimes death is a release”]

[No. 20 wants to comfort you, but he is not that good at comforting people]

[No. 20 is upset at his own clumsy attempt at comforting]

Little White Tiger’s blue eyes dimmed. His tail circled around his four paws as he stared at his paws in silence.

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[1]Green posts: scamming posts will try to cheat you from start to end.

[2] “Strangely cute”: In Chinese, ‘monster’ is directly translated as ‘strange creature’ or ‘abnormal creature’. Thus, HRG says he doesn’t think Little White Tiger is an abnormal creature, but rather is abnormally cute


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SA Chapter 73 (Part 1) – Rong Xu: Truly Very Handsome

Hi all! Thanks for waiting. I translated the wrong WDBKFMGB chapter and had to catch up, so it pushed all my scheduled posts back this week.

Thank you Anonymous and Ohchile for your lovely Kofi donations! Another bonus chapter goal has been met and chapter 74 (or 75) will be a bonus chapter! Thank you for your support!


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This visual blessing that fell from the heavens only lasted for three minutes before it came to an abrupt end.

Rong Xu reached out and retrieved the clothes from under the phone, and without the support of the clothes, the phone laid flat on the smooth sink. And so, on the other side of the ocean, remaining on the man’s phone screen, there was only a span of blurry, white…… ceiling.

Qin Cheng: “……”

Rong Xu put on his clothes quickly and also wiped down his hair. Only after he had everything in order did he pick up the phone on the sink again to see Qin Cheng looking through a script with a calm expression, not looking at his phone.

Rong Xu smiled and said: “I’m done, Qin Cheng. Is there something you’re looking for me for tonight?”

Hearing Rong Xu’s voice, the man sported a blank face and put aside the script in his hands that he’d turned over hundreds of times already and looked into the phone screen. When he looked over, he only saw that the fair-skinned, handsome young man was wiping his hair with one hand. The white towel was contrasted against his slightly flushed cheeks. His skin was slightly translucent, and his eyes were black and shiny while carrying a faint, moist glow.

Qin Cheng pursed his lips slightly and asked: “Did you get hurt from the fall just now?”

Not realizing that the other party was avoiding his question, Rong Xu smiled and said: “It’s nothing, I just wasn’t standing balanced in that moment.”

Qin Cheng nodded curtly and continued: “I remember that there is a hospital near Xiangshan. If you are hurt anywhere from the fall, you should go get it examined. Today is the launch ceremony for Maze City?”

Rong Xu walked into the bedroom with his mobile phone while simultaneously nodding his head in reply: “En, yeah, just started filming today.”

“Are there any actors I know?”

Rong Xu put his phone on the bed and leaned over to search for band-aids. He replied thoughtfully: “Actors you know? Then, I’m not sure. Do you know Bo Xiwen…… Oh yes, and Ren Shuzhi, Ma Qi.”

The entertainment industry looked harmonious on the surface, but there was a strict hierarchy of power on the inside. The so-called big celebrities could crush people, and those with higher tiers have higher status, their words also carried more weight than those of smaller celebrities. For example, Qin Cheng. He had never filmed a TV series, so the only stars he had been in contact with are those in the movie circle, and the stars who could co-star with him must be at least at Xia Muyan’s level.

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At any and all awards ceremonies, these kinds of movie emperors and movie empresses would generally make appearances near the end for the important finale.

Of course, there were also some popular newcomers who, relying on their current heat and ability to throw around their name, would deliberately postpone their appearances until the end as a way to show off in the entertainment circle. But in fact, this kind of mindless celebrity won’t get far. Though Rong Xu had been hot on the trending searches twice now, he still didn’t think himself to be better than Xia Muyan, Chu Qi, and the others.

If you don’t convert popularity into works and awards, there is no true stability.

After searching for a while, Rong Xu finally found the hotel’s band-aids in the drawer. He tore the seal and gently attached it to his right index finger. There was a small piece of skin that was torn there. Although it wasn’t bleeding, whenever he touched water, he would feel a slight tingling sensation.

At this moment, the man’s low and calm voice sounded: “Ren Shuzhi, I know.”

Rong Xu was taken aback as he swiveled his head around to look at the phone screen. He asked: “You know her?”

Ren Shuzhi is the current popular Sexy Empress, but compared with the whole world, she could only be regarded as a somewhat popular female singer. Even if Huaxia didn’t have ten female singers on the same level as her, there was at least five, and this wasn’t even including empresses with a higher ranking than her. 

Qin Cheng supported his chin with one hand. His eyes were indifferent, and his tone of voice seemed calm. But, every word was emphasized as he said seriously: “Ren Shuzhi’s reputation within the inner circle is not very good, you should be careful.” After a pause, Qin Cheng added: “If Mother knew that you are in contact with her, she may be very worried.”

Rong Xu immediately understood the other party’s meaning. He smiled slightly and was just about to tell the other party what happened today when he heard a knock on the door.

Rong Xu said softly: “I’m going to go take a look, it might be Sis’ Xiao Qian.”

Qin Cheng hummed softly and continued to look down at his script while Rong Xu got up and walked to the door. The man heard the squeak of the door opening as he was boredly reading the script for the nth time, when suddenly he heard a strange voice through the phone: “Miss Ren?!”

PAH DA–“

The script was closed abruptly by the man, and Qin Cheng turned his head very swiftly to look straight into the phone screen.

It was unfortunate though that the cell phone was tossed on the bed by the youth and not carried with him. So, all Qin Cheng could see was the unchanging and unforgiving ceiling. From the other side of the phone came steady voices.

There was a hint of a smile carried in the youth’s voice, but he was a little cautious: “Miss Ren, is something the matter?”

A feminine voice rang over: “Rong Rong, I have scenes tomorrow, and I don’t quite understand them…… Can you teach me?”

Qin Cheng: “!”

Rong Rong?! Is Rong Rong a name you can casually call? ! !

Rong Xu gave a low laugh: “It’s a bit late today. I can study the script with you tomorrow morning?”

Ren Shuzhi’s voice carried a bit of grievance: “But, I’m worried that it will be too late tomorrow……”

Qin Cheng: “!!!”

Asking someone to help you, yet you have so many conditions! ! !

Silence rang out on the other side of the phone for a moment before Rong Xu’s helpless voice finally sounded: “Miss Ren, it’s a bit late now. A single man and a single woman alone in the same room studying the script, I’m afraid……”

The intention of sending off the guests (wanting her to leave) was very obvious. This was implying to the other that if the paparazzi caught onto a weakness, it wouldn’t be good.

But, unexpectedly, Ren Shuzhi gave a sweet laugh: “It’s fine, Rong Rong, we’ll just be studying the script, it’s nothing much.”

Qin Cheng: “!!!”

Although he couldn’t see the other two’s expressions, the man was actually heavily scrunching up his eyebrows. Seeing that the youth didn’t speak up for a while now, Qin Cheng pursed his thin lips and narrowed his phoenix eyes. He then threw the script directly on the table next to him and coughed calmly.

At the door, Ren Shuzhi suddenly heard a sound and was taken aback. After a bit, the smile on her face stiffened, and she smiled at Rong Xu dryly: “Are you on the phone with someone else?”

A sly glint flashed through the youth’s bright eyes, and he said lightly: “En, I’m currently on the phone with a family member.”

Ren Shuzhi: “……”

The door-to-door hookup was overheard by family members! ! !

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TL Corner: Ohho. I wonder how Family Member Qin feels about this.

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WDBKFMGB Chapter 26 (Part 1) – You are Mine

Thank you all for waiting! I hurt my wrist and had to take a few days break until it healed, and then…. I translated the WRONG CHAPTER, which is why this took a bit longer. Oops. On the bright side, Chapter 27 is already translated and I can probably do a double release in a week. 😀

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Crow was able to calm down from his madness, and he stared forward blankly, his pupils out of focus.

Crow

[……I remember now, I am Wu Yunlan. 】

A trail of tears fell down and wet Crow’s black feathers.

Crow

[Thank you for awakening me. In return, I can do one thing for you that is within my ability.】

[You have awakened Wu Yunlan’s memory and received the reward “Crow’s Repayment]

[Name]: Crow’s Repayment

[Quality]: Rare

[Evaluation]: Kill a person, open a door…… There are many things that Crow can do.

Usage Instructions: Type your wish in the dialog box

Limitations: The human heart is incapable of swallowing an elephant [1], you can only mention a wish that is within the range of Crow’s ability.』

 A dialog box emerged.

He Ruge had initially looked for Crow only hoping to get his permission to open the door, but now that this great opportunity had landed in front of him, it would be too wasteful for him to make such a simple request.

Gotta learn more about the god of side missions!

Worried that the game’s intelligence was not too high and could not understand complex content, He Ruge tried to express his wish as concisely as possible. After typing the wish in the dialog box, he used the mouse to click confirm.

You

[I wish to take No. 19, No. 20th, and Golden Python to go see the stars.]

Crow seemed to have heard something absolutely incredible, and he rattled his head, looking at He Ruge in surprise.

Crow

【……As you wish. 】

Once He Ruge received Crow’s promise, he let out a long sigh of relief. 

Then, he took a look at the time and found that he had been immersed in gaming for more than an hour already, almost exceeding his daily allocated game time.

Good times are always short lived…

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He Ruge quit the game and locked himself in the writing software’s little black room, securing two thousand words before coming out of the room. He Ruge then opened up the writer’s forum to browse casually and saw that a mysterious post was floating about in the forum homepage.

#KrakenIsGoingCrazyOnTheInternet#

Original poster

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Wuwuwuwu~ I’m so excited right now, I can’t help but want to upload a post to celebrate. Everyone should just treat my later words as a fart. 

You can call me Kraken/Octopus, taken literally. My speed is 10,000. This speed doesn’t represent that the limit of my typing is 10,000 words, but rather that my brain speed is 10,000 words. I’ve been writing for ten years now, from the beginning confusing bullshit to the now barely readable content.

Before I came into contact with online writing, I had always felt inferior because my outer appearance was not as good as that of my friends around me. Most of my friends had entered the entertainment industry, but my appearance was mediocre and my acting skills were poor. Practically forcing my way in, after the show was broadcasted, I was scolded bloody by the audience.

I can’t afford to eat this bowl of rice called the entertainment industry. The heavens don’t deliver rice[2]. I thought this might be fate, so I left the circle tragically and was abandoned for a long, long time.

One day, I accidentally came into contact with online writing. At the time, I just found it interesting and started it on a whim. But, what I didn’t expect, was that it was the turning point of my life.

I gained the love of my first ever reader.

It was a pure like, nothing to do with how sexy one was, nothing to do with gaining benefits. This is what we monsters have been pursuing our entire lives, the most pure and clean power of faith.

I was stunned silly at the time. 

I am not afraid of becoming the butt of a joke. Although I am a Kraken monster, only four of my tentacles were capable of moving at the beginning, and the other four were always treated as decorations because of my insufficient energy. However, after getting that additional tiny amount of faith, my fifth tentacle actually showed a slight reaction.

I hugged my four chubby tentacles and cried, cried until I couldn’t cry anymore. I have no talent, no acting skill, no writing skill, and no one hit wonder. I had written seven million words before unlocking my skills. What I am most thankful for is my racial talent which allows me to easily break through ten thousand characters per hour.

I’d been wandering the streets for eight years and changed countless vests[3]. This year, I suddenly became popular! Now, even if I didn’t write everyday, there is still a steady flow of faith. It turns out that God really does reward hard work. That’s all, I’m really excited, I’m going to celebrate!

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[1]“The human heart is incapable of swallowing an elephant”: There is only so much within a person’s capability, don’t be greedy

[2] If you don’t do anything, you cannot earn money to live

[3] Vests: symbolism for changing many paths in life.


A new character has appeared! Kraken/Octopus can also be translated as “tentacle monster”. I decided to stick with “kraken” to avoid potential misunderstandings (థ u థ) in the future.

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Superstar Aspirations

SA Chapter 72 (Part 2) – Live ♂ Video ♂ Call ♂

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As if not hearing the students’ wailing, Xue Jiazhe walked out of the classroom holding his laptop. The moment he left the classroom, he suddenly side-stepped and the man who was prepared to throw a punch at him only struck air.

Xue Jiazhe raised his eyebrows to look at the man. The camera lens obscured the expression in his eyes, but the corners of his lips were slightly raised: “This male student, trying to beat up a teacher, is going to be expelled from school.”

Tan Yangxuan asked indifferently: “Then, if I want to ask the teacher for a favor, how else do I go about it?”

Xue Jiazhe replied casually: “What kind of favor?”

The smile on Tan Yangxuan’s face immediately sank: “A serial murder case. Brother Xue, my true brother, please save me.”

The smile on Xue Jiazhe’s lips deepened a bit more, completely unlike the one he showed during class that made him feel otherworldly[1]: “Save you? Wants to kill you? Which murderer can kill you who works out 8 hours every day and has an eight pack at the age of 18, won the Sanda World Cup (SWC) at 20, shut down a drug den in Myanmar at 23, fought off 16 gangsters alone at 25, and at 27……”

“……Why do you remember my life better than me?”

Xue Jiazhe turned around and walked off: “Because smart people can remember these sorts of little things.”

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Tan Yangxuan was taken aback for a moment, and then immediately chased after him: “Xue Jiazhe! Speak clearly. Are you saying that I am stupid? Okay, I haven’t seen you in a year, yet you treat your old classmate and friend like this? You, don’t leave……”

The two people’s figures gradually disappeared down the end of the corridor. When Bo Xiwen’s silhouette also vanished, Yuan Tao shouted “CUT” and ended this long-focus shoot.

Daring to use a long-focus lens to shoot the first scene showed just how bold Director Yuan was, and that he also had bold spending capabilities.[2]

In the scene playback and analysis, Xue Jiazhe’s indifference and coldness contrasted against the changes when faced with his old classmate, and Tan Yangxuan’s toughness and righteousness were all portrayed vividly. Although the acting skills of those extras were very ordinary, even if they were the ones specially selected to have lines, it was still difficult to please Director Yuan. But, as far as the two lead actors were concerned, their scenes were already fantastic.

Director Yuan thought for a while: “Let’s do another take of the extras’ scene, one more time!”

At this time, Rong Xu and Bo Xiwen just walked back from the corridor together, and hearing this, Rong Xu smiled towards Bo Xiwen. Even though it was hidden by the lens (during filming), this face that belonged to both Rong Xu and Xue Jiazhe was still outstandingly dazzling.

Bo Xiwen was stunned when he saw it. A moment later, he nodded to Rong Xu awkwardly and immediately walked away. The handsome, sunny disposition of Tan Yangxuan from just now was nowhere to be seen.

Seeing his reaction, Rong Xu raised an eyebrow. Luo Qian had just walked over, and she said strangely: “Bo Xiwen……seems a bit weird? How come as soon as the camera leaves him, he suddenly becomes so shy and soft spoken. When he was in front of the camera, he was clearly so bold.”

Rong Xu received the glass of water, took a sip, and smiled: “You think his change was big?”

Luo Qian nodded.

Rong Xu said, “That shows that he has good acting skills. For Director Yuan to choose him, it is not without reason.” That he could become a first-tier film newcomer, there is naturally a reason.

Rong Xu didn’t say the later part of that sentence out loud. He stared at Bo Xiwen’s back for a brief moment before turning his gaze away, and going to prepare for the next scene. Thus, he naturally didn’t notice that, beside the set, there was always someone staring at him, a gaze that contained curiosity and scrutiny.

The gorgeous and sexy queen rubbed her red lips and whispered to herself: “Rong Rong, Rong Rong, ah……”

On the first day of the shoot, the crew only filmed until 8 o’clock in the evening before ending for the day, letting everyone return to rest early and prepare for the long battle ahead.

Since Rong Xu received Qin Cheng’s text message that afternoon, he never replied, and Qin Cheng also didn’t send another message.

Originally, Rong Xu thought that Qin Cheng was only joking around with him. After all, the other party would be filming until four or five o’clock in the morning, without even taking a break. So, why would he (QC) want to call him (RX)? No matter how he thought about it, it would be weird. Thus, when he returned to the hotel, he only sent Qin Cheng a brief “I’m back at my room” and started taking a bath.

Unexpectedly, right after he’d finished washing his hair, his phone suddenly rang. Rong Xu was caught by surprise, and he immediately reached out to answer the phone on the sink: “Qin Cheng?”

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The moment the youth pressed the answer button, the sound of water splashed into the man’s ears through the speaker. There was a few seconds of delay on the phone before an image suddenly appeared on screen, and both Qin Cheng and Rong Xu froze.

Rong Xu had answered the phone in a flurry and didn’t notice that the other party was actually making a video call. Whereas, Qin Cheng never would have expected that as soon as the call went through, he would see the youth’s naked upper body!

Water droplets dripped slowly from his wet hair, sliding across that beautiful jawline, across those fragile collarbones, and passing across that white chest like a stream, moving along that thin and slender waist to the area below that was hidden by the screen.

Qin Cheng: “!!!”

The jade white skin and pink nubs on the boy’s chest caused Qin Cheng to look away immediately, but in the next moment, he turned back silently.

Now, it was Rong Xu’s turn: “……”

He directly tossed the phone face up onto the sink onto a pile of clothes and turned on the hands-free option.

The image instantly changed. Qin Cheng opened his eyes wide as he saw something seemingly flash across his eyes, but, the image changed so fast that he didn’t have time to see anything clearly. When he finally took a closer look, all he was able to see was a fixed ceiling and a small glass sliding door.

 The bathroom was filled with silence, and only the sound of dripping water broke the quietness.

Qin Cheng carefully examined the screen, and when he realized that he could truly only see the ceiling and the sliding glass door, he retracted his line of sight with what seemed to be regret as he asked in a solemn voice: “……You are taking a bath?”

Rong Xu silently picked up the soap, and while doing the final procedure (soaping and washing), he replied calmly: “En.” 

After a while, he said again: “I didn’t expect you to make a video call. Is something the matter?”

The rustling sound of rubbing soap made Qin Cheng scrunch up his brows slightly, and his eyes darkened a few degrees. He said in a seemingly casual tone: “There is indeed something I need to tell you. There is no one else in your room, right?”

Hearing these words, Rong Xu’s mind instantly returned to the text message sent by the other party in the afternoon.

……What is it, so private, why did Qin Cheng continuously insist that no one else be present?

Caught deep in his train of thought, Rong Xu wasn’t paying attention, and the soap suddenly slipped out from his hands. His eyes widened in surprise, and hurriedly wanted to grab the soap, but he was caught off guard and stepped directly onto the slippery soap, causing his whole body to suddenly fall on the side.[3]

BANG——”

“Rong Rong…… Rong Xu!”

The man’s flustered voice immediately sounded. But, before Qin Cheng even had time to worry, he suddenly saw an arm propped onto the sliding glass door of the bathroom. Consequently, the young man’s naked upper body once again appeared on the phone screen. This time, he was a little embarrassed. His black hair was messy scattered across his cheeks, and his arms were resting on the sliding door as if barely keeping him from falling again.

This picture was shockingly beautiful, a chaotic beauty which was even more charming, and that delicate, beautiful face was still painted with a hint of flush caused by panic.

Coughing once, Rong Xu shook his head: “Nothing’s wrong……”

Qin Cheng staring at the phone screen intently: “En, nothing’s wrong……nothing’s wrong is good.”

Rong Xu used the sliding door as support and slowly stood up straight, finally completely avoiding the ending of another fall. He picked up the soap and put it back in the soap box with lingering fear in his heart. Then, he turned on the shower and started to rinse the foam off his body.

Therefore, at this moment, Qin Cheng’s mobile phone screen was divided into two halves. One half was the ceiling, while the other half…… was the image of the youth’s chest. From time to time, it would reveal a tiny bit of pink that could stimulate another’s imagination. Qin Cheng said nothing as he listened to the sound of water and watched the unguarded Rong Xu take a shower.

Over the phone, Rong Xu’s voice also sounded through the noise of water: “Give me a minute, I’ll finish soon.”

Qin Cheng: “……En.” He knows that you will be finished soon.

After watching for half a minute, even Qin Cheng himself felt that his behavior was too shameless and quietly turned away his gaze. But, after only turning away for a few seconds, he involuntarily turned back again and continued to stare at the phone screen. Look righteously and openly!

The video call continued, and the youth on the screen was still completely unguarded.

This was the night 2 days before Qin Cheng was set to return from the United States. It was 8:30 in the evening, and the night had just begun.


The author has something to say: 

Orange Qin: [Turns gaze away] Baby is an honest and good baby, cannot peep!

[Three seconds later]

Orange Qin: [Turns back] Baby…… Baby is not peeping. Baby is looking openly and righteously ?(? ???w??? ?)?

RongRong: You Rogue!!!

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[1]“Otherworldly”- Original: a thousand miles away

[2] Idk why long-focus camera lenses make him bold, but high quality long focus lenses are indeed insanely expensive.

[3] Hmmm. Another example of why ‘picking up the soap’ is dangerous.


TL corner: //Bends down. Here you go, Qin Cheng. I picked up the face you seemed to have dropped along with Rong Rong’s soap >_>

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SA Chapter 72 (Part 1) – Live ♂ Video ♂ Call ♂

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There was no time to ask the other party what was wrong before the scene manager called on Rong Xu to start filming.

The confusion in his heart was temporarily suppressed, and Rong Xu handed his cell phone over to Luo Qian, walking towards the set up scene. Before walking away though, he thought for a moment and said solemnly to Luo Qian: “No matter what messages I receive later on my cell phone, Sis Xiao Qian, don’t look at it.”

Luo Qian was taken aback for a moment, but immediately put the phone in her small personal bag and answered earnestly: “Okay, Xiao Xu, don’t worry, I will definitely not look at it!”

Like this, Rong Xu left without worry.

With Luo Qian’s character, since she made a promise, then she definitely wouldn’t peek. Although Luo Qian didn’t have the password for Rong Xu’s phone, as long as a message came in, she would be able to see the message sent by the other party just by looking at the lock screen interface without even unlocking the phone — at least a good half of it.

Although Rong Xu didn’t know what Qin Cheng was going to discuss with him… En, private matters, but in any case, it was best not to let anyone else know about such matters.

Even until now, Luo Zhentao hadn’t told Rosie about “Rong Xu and Qin Cheng living together”. This matter, If one less person could know about it, then one less person should know about it. If this is actually exposed, it will cause both Rong Xu and Qin Cheng trouble.

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Thinking of this, the youth paused briefly, and a thought suddenly flashed through his mind: Is it time to buy a house and move out?

However, this thought only briefly flashed in his mind for the moment, and even Rong Xu himself didn’t put much importance on it. He gently lifted the corners of his lips, and a helpless smile appeared on his face.

And so, this matter was once again thrown to the back of his mind by said person.

The crew of Maze City first shot the indoor scenes at Xiangshan Film and Television City. The prop team had set up all the indoor scenes a month and a half ago, and was currently working on setting up the outdoor scenes. After all, this was a modern drama, so there were not too many requirements in the creation of the scenes’ settings. The first scene being shot was the scene where Tan Yangxuan (Bo Xiwen) went to find his college classmate, so naturally, they also needed to film Xue Jiazhe’s (Rong Xu) teaching scenes.

The vice director had hired more than fifty extras to play Xue Jiazhe’s students.

These extras would wait every day near the Film City for job opportunities, and upon seeing celebrities, they weren’t overly excited. Only a few of them who were obviously newcomers couldn’t help but be curious, coming forwards excitedly to ask Rong Xu, Bo Xiwen and Ren Shuzhi for autographs and a group photo.

Rong Xu had only made his debut one year ago, and most of the temporary actors had been in the industry far longer than him. However, this circle was a harsh place. Many people have dreams of becoming so-called “horizontal drifters” or “drifters on a tailwind”[1], but end up having neither a good face nor a talent for acting. Thus, they could only become a temporary actor first and strive to improve their acting skills, hoping to mix deeper into the entertainment circle.

Ren Shuzhi only signed two names before retracting her smile from impatience and asking her assistant to dismiss these new extras. Meanwhile, Bo Xiwen dazedly autographed for every new extra and also took a group photo.

From a distance, Ren Shuzhi watched the two male protagonists in the crew and covered her lips, chuckling softly to her assistant: “See, I didn’t misjudge Rong Xu, he has good looks and also a good temper. His attitude towards the group is good, and he’s a much better person than I am.”

Her assistant smiled and said: “Sister Ren, he’s just ignorant. Since he came out with the “Lost Wings” album, then that means he wants to take on the music scene. If he builds a good relationship with you, it would only benefit him, not harm him.”

Ren Shuzhi retorted disapprovingly: “Are you so short-sighted?”

The assistant was stunned.

Ren Shuzhi curled up her red lips and tapped her fingers upon her beautiful face twice while examining Rong Xu’s body. She said meaningfully: “This is my favorite type. Compared to him, Ma Qi is really far away…”

Perceiving Ren Shuzhi’s gaze, Rong Xu raised his head to look at the other party. He nodded slightly, revealing a calm and genteel smile.

Ren Shuzhi immediately waved at him, blinked, and made a finger-heart gesture.

Before long, the lighting group and camera group were both ready, and the group of extras all sat in their seats. Director Yuan brought Rong Xu and Bo Xiwen over to discuss the details of filming the next scene, and then he sat back in his seat and raised his hand—

“Action!”

In that instance, the set quickly quieted down.

Bright lights illuminated the entire classroom. The extras began whispering softly to each other, imitating the scene of college students goofing off and laughing before class, and making it seem like they really had come to a youthful classroom. Eight cameras shot this scene from various directions until faint footsteps sounded from the corridor outside the door.

The sound was calm and unhurried, and it didn’t speed up. If you listened carefully, you would find that the interval between each footstep was exactly the same!

When the door creaked upon being pushed open, the classroom fell silent in an instant. Everyone’s eyes were on the man who opened the door and they all froze the moment they saw him. He was wearing a light-colored suit, holding a thin laptop in his right hand, and stepping into the classroom.

Close-fitting suit trousers outlined his slender and straight legs as he walked to the podium step by step. He placed down his laptop and raised his eyes to look at the group of students below the podium. All of his hair was fixed to perfection with hairspray, not even a single piece of loose hair could be found. It was as if he had obsessive-compulsive disorder. His clothes were ironed neatly, and his narrow, beautiful eyes were hidden behind silver glasses, while his lips were pursed slightly, and his eyes were indifferent.

Suddenly, no student in the audience dared to speak nonsense, and the extra actor closest to him actually involuntarily opened the book in front of him and looked down in a very serious manner.

A strong and cold aura instantly diffused into the scene, and Luo Qian, who was observing next to the set while holding a towel and thermos, couldn’t help but swallow her saliva. She even wanted to take out her phone and secretly take a photo, but she quickly cut off that idea.

Not far away, Ren Shuzhi handed her water glass to her assistant, surprise flashing through her eyes, and she couldn’t help taking a few steps forward.

At this moment, a cold and noble voice sounded in the spacious classroom: “Who believes in horoscopes?”

One sentence broke the silence. Director Yuan sat enthusiastically behind the eight monitors, carefully examining the images on the screen. Ren Shuzhi had already walked over to the side of the set and stood beside Luo Qian. Her red lips curled up as she looked at Rong Xu who was standing very seriously in the center of the set.

No one had thought that when Rong Xu began acting, he would change completely.

When Director Yuan first decided to choose Rong Xu to play Xue Jiazhe, the screenwriter and producer were actually both opposed to it.

Rong Xu is too young and has very little filming experience. 

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Xue Jiazhe is the *oss (final boss) of “Maze City”. A 27-year-old, young associate professor. Xue Jiazhe is deep and introverted, indifferent in appearance, but possessing outstanding self-cultivation and wisdom. Not to mention whether or not Rong Xu could bring out Xue Jiazhe’s ‘duality’, but even the screenwriters found it very difficult to simply act as a university professor.

However, Director Yuan rejected all their opinions and just directly sent the script to Rong Xu.

When he’d tried on the makeup a few days ago, Rong Xu’s screen image was quite good and the styling effect was also very good, which satisfied the screenwriter and producer. Even until just then, the producer had quietly said to Director Yuan: “If he doesn’t perform well, there is still time to change actors.”

But now, a seemingly insignificant sentence fully captured the attention of the entire crew that was watching.

He was gentle and elegant, incomparable to anyone else. Rong Xu’s Xue Jiazhe was handsome and cool, unlike a rookie actor who was only barely 18 years old. His every action was sophisticated and restrained, and even his expressions had been slightly adjusted, making him appear more mature.

After he spoke, not few students raised their hands. As arranged in the script, Rong Xu looked towards the extra actor who was sitting closest to him, and the latter automatically and subconsciously stood up as she heard Rong Xu say lightly: “What is your zodiac sign?”

That female student looked at Rong Xu’s side profile as if she was in a daze. She looked exactly like a little child who was afraid of a professor’s majestic presence. Even She herself didn’t know what was going on. Just hearing Rong Xu’s words and looking at his expression, she subconsciously replied in a low voice: “Xue……Professor Xue, I am a Sagittarius.”

“Sagittarius?” The young professor reached out and pushed at the glasses frame on the bridge of his nose. “You desire to gain others’ attention, but tend to find fault with yourself. You appear cheerful and optimistic, but sometimes feel lonely that no one can understand you. Some of your ideas may be unrealistic, but even if you know this yourself, you would occasionally suddenly want to try realizing them.”

The student’s eyes opened wide and they nodded: “Yes! Professor, do you also study constellations?”

Without answering the female student’s words, Xue Jiazhe turned to look at a male student sitting next to her: “What zodiac sign are you?”

The classroom immediately boiled over.

A professor who would actually chat about horoscopes with the students! And it was even such a handsome professor!

At this moment, the back door of the classroom was quietly opened, and a young policeman in a black jacket sneakily entered the classroom. He had just sat down in a seat when he heard the man’s cold voice say: “Fourth seat in the third to last row. Wearing a black jacket and blue jeans, with hair that is sticking out randomly and not neatly combed that……male student, what is your zodiac sign?”

Tan Yangxuan, who had just entered the set, immediately laughed, and said to Xue Jiazhe in a joking manner: “Teacher, I don’t believe in horoscopes.”

Xue Jiazhe raised an eyebrow: “What is your zodiac sign?”

Tan Yangxuan said with a cheeky smile: “I am a Cancer.”

Xue Jiazhe gave him a deep look, and after a while, he calmly replied: “You believe that everyone can have their own secrets and should not be overly frank with others. You know you have shortcomings, but you also know how to make up for them……”

After this other phrase, Tan Yangxuan smiled and said: “Teacher, you are correct. That is quite similar to myself.”

The students in the classroom began discussing even more fervently. At some point, a few students asked “Professor, do you like constellations, too?”, but Xue Jiazhe never answered their questions from beginning to end. After he took the last student’s attendance, he calmly looked down at every person in the audience and said with a casual tone: “Just then, everything I said was just made up nonsense.”

“Ah?!!!” The students instantly wailed, only the young policeman sitting in the back sported an expression of “I knew it”.

At this moment, the bell signaling the end of class rang, and the young, handsome professor said gently: “The lesson from just then was about the Barnum effect[2]. For the next class, you must research on the Barnum effect and turn on an essay discussing your thoughts on it.” 

A pause, “Not less than a thousand words.”

“Professor!!!”[3]

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[1]Having a smooth life

[2] https://www.britannica.com/science/Barnum-Effect. The tendency to accept things as true/fact even when they are vague and prone to various ways of perception, like horoscope readings

[3] Psh, complaining about an essay? Wait till you get a group project, dear students. Then, you will know true agony.


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SA Chapter 71 (Part 2) – The Entertainment Circle

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After Rong Xu left the room, assistant Luo Qian immediately walked to his side and said indignantly: “How can that Ren Shuzhi be like that, Xiao Xu, she’s actually trying to seduce you!” Luo Qian was still quite smart, and had waited till there was no one else around to whisper to Rong Xu: “Her chest was about to latch onto your arm, Xiao Xu!”

Rong Xu walked calmly towards Director Yuan, and said indifferently: “You saw wrong, she just came to ask me about the script.”

Luo Qian froze for a moment before raising her head to look at Rong Xu. However, she only saw Rong Xu grin and wink helplessly at her. Luo Qian understood immediately, and she sighed heavily with a whisper: “Previously, I’d heard that this Ren Shuzhi was a very unrestrained and bold individual, often sleeping with male stars from the same film team. Fortunately, she is a singer and only filmed a few TV shows and a few movies, or else, I don’t know how many male stars would have been slept.”

Rong Xu was surprised. He’d never heard of this rumor before, and after thinking about it, he asked: “If I recall, a few years ago, did Ren Shuzhi collaborate with Deng Yiwen?”

Luo Qian was briefly shocked and then suddenly realized: “Yeah, she and Suppression Deng also had a scandal before. That year, they must have also gotten into bed before…… There really are such people in this circle who don’t care about anything, and just do whatever they want, bedding whichever handsome man casually?”

Rong Xu smiled without speaking.

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During his many years in the entertainment industry in his past life, he had also seen such open celebrities. It was just that most of them were male celebrities.

Usually, filming a movie would take a few months, and many male stars couldn’t bear being alone and would take the initiative to hook up with a female star from the same cast. Everyone was single, ‘You chase, I’m willing’. It was just good fun for a few months of comforting each other. After the filming was complete, they’d part ways and still stay friends if they met in the future.

Rong Xu didn’t know how Ren Shuzhi ended up targeting him, but he never liked participating in such things.

He had always known that things within the circle were chaotic, but the number of clean and self-conscious people were never less than those who casually indulged in pleasure. Additionally, in his past life, Rong Xu was privy to a secret in the circle.

It was said that a certain Hollywood actor often went around making appointments with celebrities in the same drama, regardless of male or female, and was known in the circle as a famous double-sided plug. As a result, during one of his physical examinations, he suddenly found that he had contracted AIDS, causing a large group of Hollywood celebrities to fall off their horses (become frantic). Everyone hid the incident and no one dared to disclose it. No one knew for sure which celebrities also contracted AIDS, but it was revealed that at least ten first-tier celebrities had gotten it!

Anyways, after Rong Xu and Director Zheng finished discussing the filming details, he (RX) returned to the lounge and saw Ren Shuzhi sitting next to Ma Qi and giggling. It was unknown what the two of them were talking about. Ren Shuzhi was almost sitting in Ma Qi’s embrace, and Ma Qi’s hand was resting on Ren Shuzhi’s thin waist.

Rong Xu only took one glance before looking away, whereas Luo Qian’s eyes widened, and after a long moment of surprise, she whispered into Rong Xu’s ear: “That’s incredible, Xiao Xu, she tossed you aside so quickly…… “

Hearing this, Rong Xu frowned slightly, and said without knowing whether to laugh or cry: “What do you mean tossed me aside?”

Luo Qian quickly explained: “Anyway, it means that she won’t pester you anymore. It’s good, let her go and hook up with Ma Qi, humph.”

Rong Xu shook his head: “Everyone here is an adult, and interest between men and women is normal. Don’t be too opinionated with them.”

Luo Qian closed her mouth quickly and made a zipping-up-the-zipper motion.

Rong Xu’s words were truly quite accurate. There are many things that everyone in the circle knows, but didn’t talk about. Ren Shuzhi didn’t force Rong Xu, and neither was Rong Xu interested. Thus, she took the initiative to find Ma Qi. Ma Qi was obviously willing, and perhaps he was even pleasantly surprised. So, just let them be. They weren’t children anymore. This was just a simple physical need, and since they were both willing parties, then there was no need for others to stick their noses into it.

In the afternoon of the opening day, it was mainly Bo Xiwen’s scenes, but Rong Xu also had a few scenes.

The very first scene was the face-off between Rong Xu and Bo Xiwen. Director Yuan specially chose Rong Xu’s initial appearance as the first scene to shoot so that Rong Xu and Bo Xiwen could become familiar with and enhance their understanding of each other.

At the same time, on the Internet, the sensational “Lost Wings” charity event finally came to an end.

The total fundraised amount was 5.63 million!

The total amount of supplies was also countless. Only when a fan donated a whole warehouse were they able to store that many clothes and books.

Following the end of the fundraising event, Rong Xu’s fans will come together and form a team to directly enter the mountainous regions and personally deliver the supplies to the rural children. They will conduct live broadcasts to guarantee that not a penny would be embezzled, with the netizens as witnesses. This kind of live broadcast received unanimous praise from the netizens. 

In the past few months, Rong Xu’s Weibo fans skyrocketed by 9 million, and have now reached 16 million. Compared to other popular first-tier newcomers, his number of fans was only one-half, or even one-third of the others.

However, he had only debuted for a year.

Likewise, in the afternoon of the same day, Zhao Chuyun publicized the information regarding the “Lost Wings” CD donation event, and also provided a certificate of proof jointly issued by the Rongyun Foundation and the charity monitoring organization.

The tag, #RongXuCharity#, was immediately bumped up to second place in the trending searches on Weibo.

On the other side of the ocean, it was early into the morning hours, and the crew had finally ended a whole day of filming. A handsome and elegant man was searching Weibo under the tag of #RongXuCharity#. There was no expression on his face, but he looked extremely serious. He didn’t even notice when someone walked up next to him.

“Oh, Rong Xu? I’ve heard his name before.”

Qin Cheng raised his head and looked at the blonde Frenchman beside him: “Bertram, how do you know him?” His tone seemed indifferent, but the corners of his mouth had curved up silently, a trace of pride and admiration was suppressed in his voice.

The well-known French actor, Bertram, laughed and said: “Qin, this you don’t know about, but before I separated from Ren the other day, she told me that her new work was going be filmed with this Rong Xu. She said Rong Xu is very cute and also showed me photos. Oh, really is a cute and beautiful Oriental doll.”

The smile on the corner of his (QC’s) lips froze. The man narrowed his eyes slightly and asked lightly: “Who is Ren?”

Bertram said without hesitation: “Ren Shuzhi… Honey’s name is really hard to pronounce. When we were in bed the day before yesterday, honey kept forcing me to pronounce her name. I practiced for a long time before I got it right. She said it seems that in the crew, this Rong Xu is the cutest. Of course, same goes for me, too. I would also definitely like this delicate and beautiful Oriental doll.”

Qin Cheng: “……!!!”

A minute later, just as Rong Xu was about to go film, he suddenly received a text message.

[Qin Cheng: I will be finished in two days, then I will visit you at work. 】

Rong Xu was taken aback, but before he could react, he received another text message.

[Qin Cheng: No, I can finish by tomorrow, and I can visit you at work the day after tomorrow…… En, this was requested by my mother. 】

Rong Xu immediately retorted: [If you finish tomorrow, how will you come from the United States the day after tomorrow? Qin Cheng, have a good rest, no need to visit me at work. 】

Unexpectedly, 30 seconds later, Qin Cheng’s reply was quickly sent over——

[Qin Cheng: Tonight, I have something I need to tell you. When I call you……they are very private things. It is best not to have anyone in your room, no one is allowed. 】

Rong Xu: “……” exm? ! (“Excuse me”)

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The author has something to say: 

Orange Qin: I really want to fly over, fly over, fly over! Baby trusts RongRong, but that bad person is not allowed to hook up with Baby’s RongRong! QAQ

RongRong: …… talking about private affairs at night? EXM? Meow Meow Meow?!

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TL corner: Hehehe (Teaser!) Chapter 72’s Title is “Live ♂ Video ♂ Call ♂”

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What to Do When I Become a Koi and Fall into the Male God’s Bathtub

WDBKFMGB Chapter 25 (Part 5) – Yearning for the Starry Skies

Trigger warning: Feelings of anxiety and helplessness (spread throughout passage).  


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He Ruge manipulated the game character to walk towards the stairs, but the stairs leading to the Basement Level 1 were blocked by a door. He could only leave if he earned enough authority, and He Ruge currently had insufficient authority.

Most of the doorways in Starry Sea Orphanage had specific restrictions. At the beginning, it was Crow who brought He Ruge from the second floor to Basement Level 2. It was also Crow who led He Ruge to Basement Level 3 to take Little White Tiger and the others in for the transplantation process.

Thus, Crow must have permission to get from Basement Level 3 to Basement Level 2.

He Ruge had a bold idea. He wanted to overthrow Crow. This game had specially arranged the staff dormitory in such a way that increased the time he spent with Crow, and also allowed him to discover the memories that even Crow himself had forgotten.

No game would design heavy but meaningless characters and maps, and so Crow, this NPC, must be very important and may even be the key to completing the game.

He Ruge understood this and immediately went to the staff accommodations area to find Crow.

When he opened the door of the staff dorm, upon first glance, he didn’t see Crow, but rather the work clothes spread out on Crow’s bed. When He Ruge took a closer look, he noticed that there was another indistinct bulge by the work clothes.

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With the experience accumulated from dealing with the medicine-seeking rat, He Ruge became keenly aware of the abnormality, so he used his mouse to click the small bulge.

Crow

[Caw “What’s wrong?“】

A small ink colored head popped out from under the white work clothes. It was a crow’s sleek body, but the wings were not that of a bird’s.

He Ruge had seen similar wings many times today. The surface of the wings was a dark color. Zerg wings densely packed with short fur spikes. This was actually an enlarged version of the Zerg wings seen on Golden Python’s back.

[You woke Crow up, wanting to talk to him about something, your choices are:

A. Directly ask how to go upstairs

B. Tell him about Wu Yunlan’s story]

So, it was like this.

He Ruge decisively chose B. Wu Yunlan’s story was exchanged with a rare prop; it was time to realize the value of that rare item!

You

[There was once an experimental subject who participated in “Death God’s Wings”……]

[He was firmly dedicated to the belief that he would one day eliminate all of those people. 】

[However, it was a pity that he had now forgotten everything. Becoming a ghost who lures others in to share the same fate is sad, but what is even more tragic is if that ghost had forgotten everything, all of his torment and abuse, and instead lives like a walking dead. 】[1]

[Do you remember who this experimental subject is, Wu Yunlan? 】

When the name Wu Yunlan appeared, the originally inattentive Crow was suddenly struck by thunder, shocking him as if he’d been hit with a bucket of water. Crow froze on the spot, then he opened his mouth and screamed in pain.

A crow’s cry was already normally unpleasant, like the sound of gravel being stuck in one’s throat, tearing at the vocal cords to make a long, stern cry. He curled up in agony as his head felt like it was bursting, and he couldn’t help but slam his head into the bed to try and relieve the pain.

One knock, followed by a second knock, as the bird’s beak also rattled the bed board during the slamming and made knocking sounds. Hearing this, He Ruge’s heart pounded. He was worried that Crow would knock himself stupid, but also afraid that Crow’s beak would peck a hole into the headboard.

    *

Wu Yunlan is a crow, a small crow from the Seventeenth Star. The Seventeenth Star is the poorest and most backward planet within the Intergalactic Federation, and the people from the Seventeenth Star were always looked down upon by the other planets.

Barbaric. Violent. Poor.

In Intergalactic year 218, the Zerg invaded the Federation, and the first planet targeted was the Seventeenth Star. The barbaric and violent Seventeenth Star sacrificed more than 70% of its young and middle-aged population in order to survive until the Federation came to the rescue.

That year, countless Seventeenth Star cubs lost their parents.

Wu Yunlan is such a little crow without parents. His father was a crow (Wu Ya), and his mother was a skylark (Yun Que). His parents had told him that they existed within Wu Yunlan’s name.

As long as someone called Little Crow’s name, the first word is “Wu”, that was Dad, the second word is “Yun”, that was Mother, and the third word is “Lan”, that was himself .

That year, Little Crow had no parents, no home, and no belongings. With nothing left, the most important thing to him was his name. The only thing that could accompany him for his entire life, except for his shadow, is his own name.

Little Crow and the other cubs without parents were taken to a large orphanage. That orphanage had a very nice sounding name called “Starry Sea Orphanage”.

But, the people in this orphanage were very strange. They would put a metal helmet on Little Crow, and his head would hurt terribly while wearing it. The little crow missed his parents so much. He wanted to go home. He didn’t want to stay in this orphanage anymore.

When Wu Yunlan was a child, his parents had him cultivate the good habit of keeping a diary and being studious. They hoped Little Crow could attend the best college in the Federation when he grew up.

So, the little crow would usually use his claws to write on the iron cage, though they were all broken sentences.

Little crow grew to hate the people in Starry Sea Orphanage more and more. This was especially so when his wings were cut off and replaced with Zerg wings. 

Little Crow had cried grievously. He viciously hated Starry Sea Orphanage. Once upon a time, Little Crow’s wish was to be admitted into the University of the Federation, but now his wish has to commit murder.

——I will definitely kill them all.

Little crow thought this firmly.

The transplant operation was highly successful, and the little crow gained the mysterious power. He became stronger and stronger, which made the little crow more confident in pursuing the fulfillment of his wishes.

That was until he overheard those people’s conversations. “Brainwashing”, “the next experiment”……

The strengthened Wu Yunlan used all of his strength to carve like crazy the most important thing in his life into the cage, his name.

His closest relatives were no longer with him, and the only thing left that could accompany him for life, except for his shadow, was his name. He didn’t know how terrible brainwashing would be, nor whether the memories in his brain could really be washed away.

But, there are certain things that are so important that he absolutely wouldn’t give up while he lived. For example, the name “Wu Yunlan” that had been carved into his soul. 

The first word was father, the second word was mother, and the third was himself.

As long as someone called his name, as long as he saw his own name, he would surely recall everything.

An ethereal and gentle voice passed through his blank memories and echoed throughout his empty mind——

“Do you remember who this experimental subject is, Wu Yunlan?”

Wu is father.

Yun is mother.

Lan, is……

A strong sense of vertigo swept through his mind, accompanied by a loud explosion. The pain he felt was was like being bombarded with the shrapnels of thousands of exploding energy bombs, blasting apart the whitewashed, false world into pieces——

He remembered. Wu is his father, Yun is his mother, and Lan is him.

He is Wu Yunlan.

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[1]为虎作伥: Idiom: being a ghost who feeds the tiger. This idiom originates from a story that people who were eaten by tigers become ghosts who lead others in to feed the tiger. It holds the same connotation as “misery loves company” and “becoming an accomplice to the aggressor (psychology: Identification with the aggressor)”

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