Chapter 81 – The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System

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Chapter 81: The Story Begins

This translation is by Yan (BC Novels) at bcnovels d͎o͎t͎ c͎o͎m͎

《Proud Immortal Demon Way》 was a YY stallion novel. The great author Airplane Shooting Towards the Sky had clearly defined it as such since the very start.

Shen Qingqiu was widely-known to be a shameless straight man. He had also clearly defined himself as such from the moment he was born.

So, when Shen Yuan first flipped open this remarkable, shockingly high-quality book called 《Proud Immortal Demon Way》—which had even exceeded his own standards for style—if someone had told him then that: ah, you’re going to do gay things with the male lead of this novel, and what’s more, you’re the one who’s going to lie down and present yourself to him to be done… he definitely would’ve taken all fifty thick, brick-like physical volumes of 《Proud Immortal Demon Way》and showed the other person what it meant to have their brains bashed out.

Now, he floated in the empty dimension that he had passed through when he first entered this world, as he listened to the System’s familiar Google Translate accent spread through the entire space, the same as ever.

【Hello. Because of your enthusiastic hard work and energetic cooperation, each value has already reached the necessary minimum standard for promotion.】

【The System is very honored to inform you that you have already been promoted to junior VIP member. Here, you are especially reminded that VIP members may enable the advanced feature “Self-Saving.” 】

【Under the circumstances in which your life points fall to their lowest possible value, you may restore yourself to full health once.】

Resurrected with full health!

This VIP treatment was really too damn kind.

Shen Qingqiu said, “Um, about that. Can this Self-Saving feature only be used once? I can only use it on myself?”

The System: 【Correct.】

Shen Qingqiu instantly thought of a very serious problem. He had first drawn over a majority of the demonic energy from Luo Binghe’s body. Even if he destroyed the Xin Mo sword now, it shouldn’t greatly affect Luo Binghe. But originally, he had thought that he was more or less screwed, so that child had sobbed and said that he would die together with him. If he used the Self-Saving feature now, Luo Binghe better not foolishly follow him and kill himself!

Shen Qingqiu asked hastily, “What about Luo Binghe? How is he now?”

The System: 【At the time being, you do not have the authority to inquire about issues related to the source of all energy. Do you wish to examine your past achievements?】

He was already a VIP, so why couldn’t he inquire about it! Shen Qingqiu was filled with anxiety, but if his authority wasn’t enough, then it wasn’t enough; if he couldn’t ask, then he couldn’t ask. No matter how anxious he was, it was useless. The System persisted: 【Do you wish to examine your past achievements?】

It seemed like he had no choice but to see them. Shen Qingqiu waved his hand. “Yes, yes, yes. Hurry up!”

Along with a peal of jubilant BGM1, the System slowly unrolled a list of achievements like pulling open a scroll:

【The number of landmines avoided was above twenty, eliminating the “Landmines Raining Down Like Lightning” tag, earning the “Rather Many Tsukkomi Points” medal.】

【The highest value your past B-points reached was over 5000, earning the “Absurd Writing is Now Readable” medal.】

【There have been at least three extremely melodramatic outbursts, earning the “Torrent of Abuse” medal.】

【The insignificant side plots that flooded the main plot have been removed, earning the “Unequalled Water God” tag.】

【The Hidden Characters have been mended, and basic Plot Hole-Filling has been completed, eliminating the “Big Plot Holes Everywhere” tag.】

【The total value of cool points has surpassed the allowed maximum, earning the “Not a Bad Rub”2 medal.】

【You have attained the System’s recommended standard. In summary: a love story about a chuunibyou who wants to destroy the world.】

When Shen Qingqiu saw that line: “…”

There was no way to fight back at all [waves bye-bye]. If he thought about it carefully, it was indeed true that ever since he entered this story, 《Proud Immortal Demon Way》 unconsciously deviated from being an unscrupulous YY stallion novel into a pure love story filled with victories and losses centered around a crazy virgin entangled with melodrama.

As Shen Qingqiu stared at that row of sparkling medals, he suddenly noticed that there was a tiny pink “♀” symbol on the upper left corner of the achievement list.

He knew that the ♂ symbol represented male, while ♀ represented female, so he felt that it was a bit strange. “What does this symbol mean?”

The System: 【It indicates that the various achievements acquired on the list are all honors with a female inclination.】

Shen Qingqiu: “… you’re kidding me, right.”

The System: 【The genre classification of 《Proud Immortal Demon Way》 has already been modified.】

Wait a second.

Why was it now female-oriented!

No wonder this kind of bizarre and melodramatic plot could actually earn so many medals! It turns out that it had already been reclassified as female-oriented, and was now being calculated according to standards for female-oriented works?!

Also, why did the female-oriented genre have a “Not a Bad Rub” medal. What did they have to rub!!!

Could it be that the main final ending point was to be reclassified to become female-oriented?!

Shen Qingqiu, who had learned the truth, finally sprayed out that mouthful of old blood that he had choked back from the very first day he transmigrated all the way until now.

As a result, a dense circle of heads surrounded him all at once.

Ning Yingying, Ming Fan, Qi Qingqi, Mu Qingfang, and a bunch of other people were all crowded at his bedside, everybody talking over each other, saying things like “oh no Shizun vomited blood is Shizun going to die” and “he won’t, once the blood is out he’ll be fine.” Gloomy and cold stone walls that were slightly damp surrounded them, as well as two tiny candles. Shen Qingqiu managed to make out that this was a spirit cave before the echoes jolted through him, making his head throb with pain. He couldn’t hear anything clearly as he hunched over, clutching his head, only to hear Liu Qingge say, “Everyone move aside!”

Once he spoke, everyone else immediately shut up. The younger generation stuck out their tongues before slipping back. The space they cleared out was filled by Liu Qingge, who stood with his arms crossed by the stone bed.

Shen Qingqiu finally managed to find someone who was reliable, and he clutched onto him and asked, “Where’s Luo Binghe?”

Liu Qingge’s face went dark, and he said, “He’s dead!”

Shen Qingqiu: “…dead?”

He really foolishly followed him and sacrificed himself in the name of love?!

Judging from Liu Qingge’s appearance, he didn’t seem like he was joking, nor did Liu Qingge ever joke around. Shen Qingqiu suddenly sat up, but his movements were too forceful as a dull pain abruptly came from his lower half.

His face immediately twisted, and he collapsed again with a thud.

This reaction was too exaggerated. Liu Qingge seemed as if he had received a huge shock as he stumbled three steps back, fidgeting awkwardly. He looked like he wanted to go forward and say something, but also like he wanted to run away. Qi Qingqi grabbed him and shrieked, “Look at you, look at you! What are you doing! We already told you not to scare him, but you scared him so much that he fainted again!”

Shen Qingqiu laid on the stone bed and raised his hand. “I didn’t faint. I…” There was just a certain part of him that hurt, and he wasn’t able to sit properly for the time being…

In the past, Ning Yingying was the most afraid of Bai Zhan Peak’s Peak Lord, but now she had some guts, and she threw a fit at Liu Qingge, stamping her feet. “Liu-shishu, how can you be like this. No matter how much you dislike Ah-Luo, you know that Shizun just woke up and won’t be able to bear any shocks. Yet… yet you just say whatever you want, randomly cursing him to death.”

Mu Qingfang also looked reproachful. “Liu-shixiong, this really isn’t any way to treat a sick person. It’s not good at all.”

This was the first time Liu Qingge became the target of public criticism. He wasn’t good with words in the first place, so he simply went back to the side of the table and spat out, “I won’t say anything anymore!”

Shen Qingqiu pressed a hand against his temples while he supported his waist with his other hand. “Who is going to tell me exactly whether he died or not.”

Qi Qingqi said, “He didn’t! That brat thought that you were on the brink of death, so he almost went over with you. Later, Mu-shidi said that you were fine and still breathing, so how could he bear to die?”

Thank the heavens a freak accident hadn’t occurred. Nobody would be able to withstand another freak accident.

Shen Qingqiu knew that what Liu Qingge had said just then was out of anger, but he had also been given a fright for a few seconds, so his self-respect felt a bit damaged. He criticized, “Peak Lord Liu, can you not be like this? I asked you first because I trusted you. You really make me feel disappointed.”

Liu Qingge glared at him. Shen Qingqiu wasn’t afraid of his glares, and he sat up sluggishly as he picked a position that wouldn’t press down too hard on his crucial parts and make them hurt. He asked, “What in the world happened? How am I back at Qing Jing Peak? What about Maigu Ridge? Where’s Luo Binghe?”

Qi Qingqi said, “No need to worry about Maigu Ridge anymore, it exploded long ago.”

Shen Qingqiu repeated, “Exploded?”

Qi Qingqi: “Didn’t you and Luo Binghe destroy the Xin Mo sword in Maigu Ridge? When the sword broke, the entire mountain exploded.”

Ming Fan squeezed in next to the bed. “Yeah, yeah, Shizun. Most of the mountain smashed onto the ice and created a really big hole. Later, the ice on Luochuan all melted. Both you and Luo Binghe fell into Luochuan, and it was Liu-shishu who fished both of you out.”

Shen Qingqiu was in the middle of accepting the cup of tea Ning Yingying was giving him. He was about to drink it, but fortunately, he hadn’t yet or else he definitely would’ve spat it out.

“Both of you”?

Shen Qingqiu shot a glance guiltily at Liu Qingge. If he didn’t remember incorrectly (how could he remember this kind of thing incorrectly), he and Luo Binghe had just finished at that time, hadn’t they!

Even though Luo Binghe had helped him dress afterward, there was still more or less proof of his sins left behind on his body. It would be strange if the great lord Liu couldn’t see anything abnormal with his all-seeing eyes.

No wonder Liu Qingge kept staring at him with those severe “have to cleanse the sect” eyes. Public indecency brought shame to the sects!

Qi Qingqi rambled, “He fished both of you up at once, and you two were hugging so tightly it was like you guys had rigor mortis, refusing to separate. So many people were watching too, isn’t that shameful, my great Cang Qiong Mountain…”

That was for sure, with everyone watching. Shen Qingqiu felt extremely remorseful. Even with thousands and thousands of precautions, he still wasn’t able to prevent Resentment of Chunshan from gaining new source material.

However, it was too strange that Luo Binghe had been willing to obediently send him back to Qing Jing Peak, and he actually hadn’t just directly taken Shen Qingqiu away, especially with the way Luo Binghe’s mind worked. Shen Qingqiu felt like it wasn’t quite normal, and he pursued the matter. “Then just where is Luo Binghe right now?”

Ning Yingying was still the one who remained cute and obedient. “Shizun, you slept for so many days and didn’t wake. Of course, he went to go look for spiritual medicine for you.”

Look for what spiritual medicine? He just barely managed to escape from the clutches of death and was resurrected at full health, so what was that brat doing running around wildly instead of kneeling at his bedside waiting for him to wake up? Leave that kind of chore for some little disciple to do!

Ning Yingying muttered quietly, “If only he weren’t driven down the mountain by the rest of the masters…”

Shen Qingqiu didn’t even feel like pretending to be aloof anymore. He couldn’t keep a poker face, and he ended up releasing a puff of laughter.

Luo Binghe had offended too many people from the Cang Qiong Mountain sect, so it was normal that he would be driven away. It was only that now, he actually knew that he should swallow his anger and be obediently driven away. It was truly pitiful.

However, as long as he was all right… then everything was fine.

It’d be a wonder if he was all right. Shen Qingqiu’s expression suddenly changed. “Zhangmen-shixiong!”

How could he forget that there was still Yue Qingyuan back there who had been on his last breath!

He flipped and stood up at once, stuffing his feet into his boots before running outside. Nobody else expected for him to suddenly jump up, and they all stood there stunned for a bit before they chased after him. Mu Qingfang shouted, “Shen-shixiong, you should lie down a bit more—”

After he ran out of the spirit caves in one breath, the fragrant, crisp, and damp scent of the mountains flooded into his nose. Suddenly, several dazzling golden fireworks exploded in the pitch-black night sky outside. If he listened carefully, he could even make out the sounds of voices and a rowdy clamor floating over from Qiong Ding Palace.

While Shen Qingqiu adjusted his boots, he asked, “What’s going on? Why is it so noisy over on Qiong Ding Peak? Where’s Zhangmen-shixiong?”

Qi Qingqi tugged at her chest garment, which had become crooked, and she said irritably, “So you still remember to be concerned about Zhangmen-shixiong, hah. He didn’t die.”

Mu Qingfang laughed. “Shen-shixiong, you truly woke up at the perfect time. You won’t miss the celebration.”

When Shen Qingqiu heard that Yue Qingyuan was in good health, he let out a sigh of relief. It looked like drawing his sword at Maigu Ridge hadn’t actually used up all of Yue Qingyuan’s lifespan, or else Shen Qingqiu really wouldn’t know how to live with himself. He didn’t know whether other people had found out about Xuan Su’s secret either.

As his thoughts changed direction, he began to wonder shamelessly: what celebration? Could it be that they were celebrating how he finally woke up? There was no need to go through such trouble and put on such a show, what an inconvenience.

It seemed like Liu Qingge had guessed what he was thinking, and he unhesitatingly destroyed Shen Qingqiu’s ego. “They’re celebrating successfully preventing the two realms from merging. It’s got nothing to do with you.”

Shen Qingqiu said, embarrassed, “Is it impossible to also celebrate a bit for me along the way?”

Since it was a celebration held for an event of such universal rejoicing, naturally the people from Cang Qiong Mountain Sect were not the only ones attending. All the various sects that had participated in the battle at Luochuan had all been invited. There was a clamor of voices on Qiong Ding Peak, the crowds dense, and Shen Qingqiu also saw quite a few familiar faces. Those three beautiful Daoist nuns were currently pestering somebody with warm words and soft voices, and the person they were bothering was actually the cold and refined, full of righteousness Liu Mingyan, the gauze still covering her face.

Now, Shen Qingqiu had an extremely strange feeling when he looked at Luo Binghe’s harem gathered together, vying for the spot of top beauty. He was just as passionate about observing them as before, but he could no longer observe them with the same YY attitude anymore. He peered at them from the corner of his eyes a few times, only to hear the three sisters say with delicate voices, “Dear big sister, dear mistress, dear senior, can you give me an autograph?”

“We finally managed to find the author, so please let us have a keepsake.”

“Is it really out of print? There won’t be any more copies?”

They held a pile of garishly bright booklets, stuffing them towards Liu Mingyan. The booklets seemed extremely familiar, and Shen Qingqiu secretly felt puzzled, as if he should care about those booklets a lot. Just when he was about to walk over to see what exactly the three large characters written on the cover were, suddenly a figure furtively flashed to the side of him.

Shen Qingqiu quickly caught up to him and grabbed onto the person. He said coolly, “You still dare to come to Qiong Ding Peak? You’re not afraid of Qi Qingqi skinning you alive?”

After being caught by someone, Shang Qinghua nearly kneeled on the spot then and there. When he heard that it was Shen Qingqiu, he let out a long sigh and turned. “Why, Cucumber Bro, for better or worse, you and I share a friendship since we’re from the same place and suffered similar circumstances from being beaten up. Don’t be in such a hurry to chase someone away.”

Shen Qingqiu, “If you dare to come on Cang Qiong Mountain, then that means your whitewashing has already succeeded?”

Shang Qinghua, “Correct. If I say how, I’m afraid I’ll scare Cucumber Bro. I’m probably going to come back and become An Ding Peak’s Peak Lord again. This is all thanks to Bing-ge’s3 influence, may he live long and in peace.”

Shen Qingqiu, “Yue Qingyuan let you come back?”

Shang Qinghua, “This is called the return of the prodigal son who has mended his ways. It’s not like I did anything particularly outrageous, so why wouldn’t he let me come back?”

Shen Qingqiu let him go. He said resentfully, “Zhangmen-shixiong is too nice.”

Shang Qinghua fixed his collar. “Why else would he be so unlucky? Good people are taken advantage of.”

Shen Qingqiu looked him up and down. “You don’t look crushed at all after all this foolish messing around ended up completely changing your own novel.”

Shang Qinghua said, “You can’t say it like that ah. Maybe you think it’s just all foolish messing around that isn’t worth a damn, but for Bing-ge, your foolish messing around is probably the meaning of this entire world.”

… holy s***, Great God Airplane Shooting Towards the Sky was able to say something like that?!

Shen Qingqiu was terrified. “F***. You didn’t turn back into the original character, did you?”

Shang Qinghua said seriously, “Don’t be like that. I’m also a young person with literary ideals. Of course, I have my own reflections and emotions.”

Shen Qingqiu laughed coldly. “What literary ideals? How come all I saw in the original work was shameless fanservice?” Not to mention his hand speed that could produce ten thousand words a day, and the courage to even occasionally explode with twenty thousand. If he didn’t have such equipment, there was no way 《Proud Immortal Demon Way》 would have been able to hold out before it was serialized!

Shang Qinghua spread his hands. “You think that I always wrote shameless content that lacked any integrity from the very start? I’ve also written belles-lettres4 before, but they were all unpopular, so I had no choice but to go down a path that catered to the masses. It must be said that writing novels is a very lonely undertaking. Rather than writing a stallion male protagonist who’ll be stereotypical in the end, it’s more in line with my philosophy for writing to create the current Bing-ge━this kind of weirdo male protagonist whose character is a bit more complicated, has contradictions and conflicts, and has a rough destiny.”

Shen Qingqiu concluded, “So, your philosophy for writing is to write about gay guys?”

Shang Qinghua: “Do you look down upon gay male protagonists? Works of art and artists all like to create gay guys. Belles-lettres favors gays, do you know that?”

He waved his arms wildly and passionately. “Cucumber Bro, if the System hadn’t chosen you, this faithful die-hard reader, perhaps the plot wouldn’t have deviated so thoroughly, thoroughly to the point that it deviated all the way back to my original scrapped outline. Even though the me back in reality━who couldn’t endure the loneliness and was under financial pressure━chose to finish writing 《Proud Immortal Demon Way》 according to other people’s preferences and what they found cool… now, all thanks to you, essentially everything that I wanted to write has already unfolded in front of my eyes. Cucumber Bro!”

He patted Shen Qingqiu’s shoulders with deep sentiment and solemnity. “You… are the chosen one; as for my career, I have no more regrets!”

… why did it sound like the System and this world were both products of Shang Qinghua’s resentment over scrapping that outline and going with what was mainstream?

Shen Qingqiu, who shamefully became this kind of “chosen one”: “Who’s your faithful die-hard reader?”

Shang Qinghua waved his hand and one-sidedly declared his victory. “I’m not going to talk to you; you’re an anti-fan.”

Shen Qingqiu was about to say, “I’m only an anti, not a fan!” when he suddenly heard Shang Qinghua starting crooning something like, “The warmth of emotions makes gratitude hard to bear. Lips to lips, locked in a kiss. Let this night linger ‘til tomorrow’s dawn. Day after day, night after night; never to end.” The crucial point was that melody, which sounded extremely familiar to the point that it made Shen Qingqiu’s hands and teeth itch. He pointed at him and said, “Shang Qinghua, what are you singing?”

Shang Qinghua continued to croon. “Will tomorrow be another today? When ‘til Zheng Yang reaches its zenith? As Zheng Yang ascends, the voice of Autumn stirs. A sheathless Xiu Ya, a spurt of cold nectar. Tragic pleas amidst choked sobs, thus in vain; for he rises again5…”

Shen Qingqiu was in disbelief. “F*** you—why don’t you just try and sing another line?”

Shang Qinghua said, “Great Lord Shen, why aren’t you listening to what I’m saying? You must never go around casually f***ing people. Bing-ge will go crazy. I’m telling you, this Resentment of Chunshan is equivalent to Shi Ba Mo6. You two are the legendary national homos, do you understand? I have no problems with you shutting me up, but ultimately it’s useless. You can’t possibly make all the countless people in the world shut up…”

Finally, Shen Qingqiu was able to fulfill his wish of violently beating up Great God Airplane Shooting Towards the Sky.

How despicable. Too despicable!!!

This kind of author who dug plot holes and left them unfinished; whose characters collapsed to Siberia yet still went viral7; who even dragged in readers to help fill the plot holes with a “you can you up”8 attitude—fully deserved to be totally beaten to death!

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Just when he was ready to drag Airplane Shooting Towards the Sky into the dark forest nearby and continue doing this and that, he suddenly heard a familiar “Amitabha” from behind him. Great Master Wu Chen said, “It’s truly a great blessing that Peak Lord Shen came out safe and sound.”

Shen Qingqiu steadied himself and turned around, only to see the two abbots from Zhao Hua Temple walking slowly towards him, along with Yue Qingyuan.

He relinquished Shang Qinghua and slightly rearranged his appearance. He smiled genuinely from his heart. “Zhangmen-shixiong, Great Master Wu Chen, Great Master Wu Wang.”

Yue Qingyuan’s complexion didn’t look frail at all, and he also smiled back in return. Wu Wang leveled Shen Qingqiu with a look and walked away extremely pointedly. That expression was exactly like that of an old Daoist scholar whose head was full of old-fashioned ways of thinking and happened to see a woman who had taken the wrong path in life. It terrified him to the point that he gave a shudder.

Great Master Wu Chen said, “Peak Lord Shen, don’t argue with Great Master Wu Wang. Ever since this old monk lost both legs at Jinlan City, Great Master Wu Wang has held extreme loathing for the demon race. In turn, also towards Peak Lord Shen…”

Shen Qingqiu rubbed his nose and said indifferently, “No matter.”

Being disliked by an old bald donkey didn’t mean much.

Great Master Wu Chen said, “However, he’s gotten much better now. When Tianlang-Jun was kept at Zhao Hua Temple, Great Master Wu Wang never made things difficult for him.”

Shen Qingqiu, “Tianlang-Jun was detained by Zhao Hua Temple?”

Great Master Wu Chen, “It can’t be considered detainment. This old monk just wanted to have a long chat with him about dharma, while simultaneously helping him to slow down the deterioration of the Dew Seed body. After he stabilizes in a few years, then he may go free. When that time comes, he can do as he likes, whether that be continuing to travel the human realm or bringing Zhuzhi-Lang’s body back to the demon race. This old monk believes that he doesn’t actually have any evil tendencies; even if he did once upon a time, they should be gone now.”

At Jinlan City, Great Master Wu Chen’s legs had been destroyed by sowers who were sent by Tianlang-Jun. Yet for him not to pick a bone over that, Shen Qingqiu couldn’t help but feel admiration. Moreover, he wasn’t carelessly merciful.

At their last encounter, Shen Qingqiu had also felt that Tianlang-Jun probably wouldn’t have any desire to destroy the world ever again. That wasn’t what he really wanted or liked to do in the first place.

It was just that without a slightly foolish Zhuzhi-Lang following behind him, helping him to settle accounts, fend off minions, collect strange little books—there would be an unavoidable sadness every now and then.

Just like the him right now.

The monks from Zhao Hua Temple left first, heading for Qiong Ding Palace. Though Yue Qingyuan was the Sect Master, he didn’t go with them. Instead, he stood in his original spot, staring silently at Shen Qingqiu. For some unknown reason, Shen Qingqiu felt slightly awkward standing across from him.

As if testing it out, Yue Qingyuan let out a, “Xiao Jiu…”

Shen Qingqiu: “Shixiong, it’s Qingqiu.”

Even though it was hard to explain the truth to Yue Qingyuan, Shen Qingqiu still hoped that he could show him the difference as much as possible.

Yue Qingyuan gave a start before he smiled weakly. “… It’s Qingqiu. Qingqiu-shidi.”

Shen Qingqiu glanced at Xuan Su, hanging from his waist. He hadn’t spoken yet before Yue Qingyuan spontaneously said, “Shidi, no need to worry. I will go into secluded cultivation after this again for several months, so I should be in good health for the time being.”

Shen Qingqiu said, “Then Zhangmen-shixiong must not impulsively draw his sword from now on. Your cultivation can improve, your realm can still rise, but there is no way to recover your lifespan.”

Yue Qingyuan shook his head slowly. “My lifespan is not the only thing that cannot be recovered.”

Amidst the sound of young disciples cheering and laughing, the two of them walked unhurriedly towards Qiong Ding Palace under the clusters of fireworks overhead.

Yue Qingyuan, “What do you plan to do after this?”

Shen Qingqiu, “For now, I have no plans. When Luo Binghe returns, I suppose I’ll see what he wants to do.”

Yue Qingyuan laughed. “You really do adore this disciple of yours very much.”

Shen Qingqiu was just pondering over how he should answer when he suddenly heard Yue Qingyuan say, “Shidi. Cang Qiong Mountain will always be somewhere you can turn to and come back anytime you feel tired from wandering about outside.”

He spoke extremely earnestly and seriously.

Yue Qingyuan had always been like this: he would inevitably accomplish everything he promised. If he could not, he wouldn’t hesitate to make up for it no matter the cost.

Ever since Shen Qingqiu entered the role of a character in the novel, he had always refused to become that scum villain from the original work. He had drawn a clear boundary and was proud of doing the complete opposite. There had never been a moment where he had as intense and impulsive a thought as he did now.

If he really were Shen Jiu, then everything would be fine.

If that person could really hear what Yue Qingyuan just said, then everything would be fine.

Shen Qingqiu walked slower and slower until he suddenly lifted his head and looked as far as he could see as if he had sensed something. Separated by the crowd, Luo Binghe stood in front of him, underneath Qiong Ding Palace’s tall white stone platform.

He stood all alone, acting as though nobody else was there. But when the pedestrians strolling around saw that face of his, they wore all sorts of different expressions. Shen Qingqiu subconsciously jogged a few steps forward before he looked back again and glanced at the person behind him.

Yue Qingyuan said, “Go ahead.”

He stood cheerfully and silently behind Shen Qingqiu. Just like the past, just like the future.

One particular year, the insolent demon race came to Qiong Ding Peak to provoke and demonstrate their strength. There was quite a bit of smashing, fighting, and burning; they had also destroyed a pile of floor tiles while wielding a hammer.

Luo Binghe was currently staring, head lowered, at the cracks between the white bricks on the ground when he suddenly heard the familiar sound of a fan unfolding. A pair of white boots stepped over the crack in the stone, through which a motley assortment of young vegetation had already sprouted.

He raised his head abruptly.

Shen Qingqiu shook his fan. “Don’t ask any questions. This master wants to first ask you: as a disciple, why were you not respectfully and quietly waiting for Shizun to awaken, instead of leaving to run wildly about?”

Luo Binghe composed his excited expression with great difficulty, and he said, stifling his emotions, “Nobody welcomes me on Cang Qiong Mountain. I could only occasionally go and secretly take a peek. When I didn’t see Shizun just then in the spirit cave, I thought that Shizun had been hidden by them, or, Shizun left again…”

As Shen Qingqiu listened to his slightly wronged explanation, he couldn’t help but remember what Shang Qinghua had just said.

If Shen Qingqiu hadn’t meddled in everything, Luo Binghe most likely would have really blackened to the end, becoming the dark youth from the original work who tore people into human sticks with his bare hands and cursed the world and himself. Even though now he had grown up into a romantic young man, it didn’t seem to be much of an improvement… but, for better or worse, there were still aspects of him that made him lovable, right?

At least Shen Qingqiu only discovered now that he himself truly quite liked this type.

Shen Qingqiu sighed. “You know you’re unwelcome, yet you still obediently sent me back to Cang Qiong Mountain?”

Luo Binghe, “I thought that Shizun would definitely want to see Cang Qiong Mountain more when you first woke up…”

In spite of his image, Shen Qingqiu made an exception and smacked him on the forehead with his fan.

He said resentfully, “Of course the one this master wants to see first the most is you!”

Luo Binghe endured the smack, but he was so stirred up that his face grew red. His eyes also started to grow watery, looking like he wanted to say something but couldn’t. Shen Qingqiu almost couldn’t take it anymore, feeling weak from head to toe after being stared at by that kind of gaze, when he suddenly heard shouts and the sounds of swords rise around him.

Yang Yixuan stood on the eaves of Qiong Ding Palace. He yelled, “Sure enough, that demon race rascal is back again to bother Master Shen!”

Immediately, there were countless answers to his cry, as people instantly reproached, “He still dares to come! Ready your weapons, where’s my weapon?”

“Shixiong, that’s my sword, give it back! If you want to fight, go back and get your own!”

No wonder Luo Binghe hadn’t kept watch by his side, waiting for him to wake. It turned out that everyone was still clamoring to beat him up on Cang Qiong Mountain; what a “warm welcome.”

Shen Qingqiu said helplessly, “Oh, not bad. Your judgment was correct. You really could only come in secret with these circumstances.”

Luo Binghe said softly, “I said long ago that I was unwelcome here.”

Shen Qingqiu rubbed the top of his head. “No worries. Shizun welcomes you.”

Qiong Ding Peak was filled with shouts for fights and killing, interspersed with genuine and fake cries. The ones eager to give it a try were all a bunch of disciples who wished to see the world in chaos. The majority belonged to peaceful passersby who turned blind eyes to Luo Binghe, that world-destroying demon king. Shen Qingqiu didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, and he said, “It would be better to leave.”

Luo Binghe didn’t react for a short while. “Leave?”

Shen Qingqiu nodded. “Didn’t you say that you weren’t welcome here? Then go, to somewhere that will welcome you.”

He added, “This time, no matter where you want to go, this master will accompany you.”

Because of that sentence, Luo Binghe’s face, which looked to be very intelligent, was taken over by a stupefied expression that was unbearable to watch.

Shen Qingqiu hadn’t lowered his voice. Besides Cang Qiong Mountain Sect’s disciples, the peak was squeezed full of cultivators from all sects who had received invitations to come and enjoy the celebration. Their senses were keen, so they didn’t have any justification for not hearing it clearly, but they all simultaneously pretended they were deaf. Those watching the fireworks pointed at the sky, those conversing laughed so loudly that they almost shook the roof.

Their cooperation was out of careful consideration for Cang Qiong Mountain’s reputation, but Liu Qingge didn’t appreciate it. He jumped down from the roof and shouted at Shen Qingqiu, nearly out of flustered exasperation, “Hey!”

Qi Qingqi was in a rage. “… this old woman doesn’t care anymore! Go wherever you want! Shen Qingqiu, you, you two… Mingyan, let’s go! Why are you watching?! What is there to watch, have you never seen shamelessness?!”

“Shimei. Don’t create bad karma from your words. Your image ah…”

The current Cang Qiong Mountain━besides shielding someone’s wrongdoings, carrying out forceful eviction, and being very familiar with the demon race━also housed a master and disciple pair who served as the leading roles for pornographic novels. Were there any other images that could leave such a deep impression on people’s hearts? Shen Qingqiu thought a bit and was actually rendered speechless.

Like leading a child, Shen Qingqiu took Luo Binghe’s hand. He didn’t know when it had happened, but somehow it had changed into Luo Binghe leading him.

He could feel the fingers covering the back of his hand gradually tightening, gripping more firmly. Forcefully, to the point that it felt painful. Luo Binghe lifted his head slowly, and the entire river of stars filling the sky glimmered and flickered in the depths of his pitch-black eyes.

Shen Qingqiu was used to the sight, and he turned his head, his frame of mind now greatly changed like that of an old monk after a pilgrimage9.

After experiencing countless hardships and suffering through trials and tribulations, he finally surrendered to an earth-shattering disciple, managing to obtain enlightenment with great difficulty. So, he might as well and just let him cry a bit. In any case, that was just how Luo Binghe was. To tell the truth, with such an unconstrained, tumultuous rollercoaster of a plot, Shen Qingqiu also wanted to let his old tears flow freely ah.

As for the transformation of this unique, spectacular novel: it’s true that the Great God Airplane Shooting Towards the Sky had no regrets remaining for his career, nor could the unmatched troll Peerless Cucumber still say that he disliked it.

If the author won’t fill plot holes, then this old man will do it himself. In all the long history of stallion novels, where could you find a reader like him, who took the lead and gave his own life to filling holes? Devoting so much just to rescue the B points for an incomparably absurd, brainless, beginner-level YY novel!

Even though some deviations had probably occurred during the rescue, at… the very least… he… truly accomplished “you can you up, no can no BB”10!

The second he flipped open《Proud Immortal Demon Way》, the story officially began; the moment he closed 《Proud Immortal Demon Way》, the story still remained unfinished.

Or, in other words, the story that circulated among the people of the world has already come to an end. But, the story between you and me has only just begun.


June Schedule
5 – Chapter 81
12 – Chapter 82
19 – Chapter 83
26 – Chapter 84

Reika’s Notes:

  • This chapter is by Yan of BC Novels.
  • Since the day BC Novels took over the Scum Villain project on 09/20/18, 48 chapters have been published in 259 days. That is a rate of about 1 chapter every 5 days.
  • This is the last chapter of the main story! The rest of the chapters are all extras. So how do you like the ending?
  • Please let me know if there are any errors. Thanks for reading.
  • Additional info from Lady Jiang: The folk song “十八摸”( the eighteen caresses) is compared to the Resentment of Chunshan because both of them are popular r18 ballads. The lyric is basically something like “for the first caress this man caress her long black hair, (a lot of compliments about hair), for the second caress this man caress her soft little hands etc, for the third caress this man caress her wonderful breast etc” all the way to 18 caresses… I don’t remember the exact lyric but it’s something along these lines. It’s not a song for public singing.

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  1. BGM – background music
  2. 尚可一撸 – slang meaning “rubbing one out”
  3. A nickname for Luo Binghe. The “ge” part means elder brother.
  4. The closest translation of 纯文学 I could find was belles-lettres, which is essentially “light, entertaining, and often sophisticated literature” basically – writing that’s actually good and scholarly, not like YY stallion novels
  5. Non-literally translated by Lianyin since it’s meant to be a tragic love song about a master-disciple…who love to papapa. We hope the double entendres are clear.
  6. 十八摸 – a folk song that everyone knows. Most people can hum a few lines of it but very few can sing the entire song.
  7. 喜大普奔, the closest translation I could think of personally was “going viral,” while the literal translation is “news so exhilarating that everyone is celebrating/spreading it around the world” – it’s meant to convey exaggerated enthusiasm.
  8. You can you up (originally in English) is part of a fuller Chinglish slang phrase (you can you up, no can no BB), which criticizes people who complain about something someone else has done by essentially saying ‘if you can do it better, then you do it’)
  9. 取经老僧, literally referring to the journey monks made to India to learn more about Buddhist scriptures/become enlightened. People are probably most familiar with ‘Journey to the West’ (西游记) in which the monkey king Song Wukong escorts the monk (Tang Seng) on his journey to, well, the west.
  10. See previous note. Meaning: “Criticism?! Let’s see you do better!”

237 thoughts on “Chapter 81 – The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System”

  1. wait, Liu Mingyan has only heard those rumors about LBH & SQQ on the night SQQ got revived. And literally a few days later it’s already a popular ballad? Even if she wrote it overnight, just how fast the information spreads?🤔

  2. AnEmotionalMess

    OMG that ending!!! I am so emotional. I don’t undertand people who are unsatisfied with it, it’s clearly stated that the story between LBH and SQQ has just begun and the whole novel was about the complex journey, and exploration of LBH and SQQ’s relationship. The development was realistically and beautifully crafted and after the Holy Mausoleum especially you could see SQQ’s gradual start of romatic interest in LBH so it was like reading a slow-burn from then on while in the extras we get to see the actual romantic part of Bingqiu’s relationship so don’t forget to read them. I’m rereading this novel for the third time and it’s just as amazing experience as it was the first time. I love MXTX’s writing style of show don’t tell but, unfortunately, some people don’t seem to understand SQQ showing his love in different ways but to me, it’s clear as the sky, that he absolutely adores LBH, in so so many ways.

    My eternal thanks to the translators, you are truly doing god’s work. I can’t wait to reread the whole novel again <333

  3. Gosh if only i could enter their world and watch them from god point of view because i hate when i finish a book aaaa- so good

  4. So, I did not notice this was the last chapter till I read – finish-


    Problem is, I didn’t really feel that they love each other… I mean, LBH is MADLY in love, but I don’t feel it for SQQ?!

    It’s like he hated LBH, then got confused with little compassion and now it’s the end??
    Feels like the part SQQ may love (if he loves at all) is LBH side he knew before he fell to the endless abiss, and back then SQQ regarded him as the ‘great male lead’, not as an equal (or even as a proper deciple) …

    Sorry but I’m not feeling the love😔

    1. So I think that SQQ did love him but it was confused with his willingness to help him. He is not a compassionate person like LBH so he doesn’t really show it. But I say the day that LBH was pushed into the abyss and everyday of his silent suffering afterwards was his heartbreak. He did love LBH, but was so scared for his image and pride as a sect leader that he never reciprocated the energy. But I feel as if he just NOTICED his love in the recent chapters:))

    2. I loved the story so much but after reading everything I couldn’t confidently say that the two share a romantic relationship ? LBH is obviously madly in love but SQQ, while I do think he loves LBH, I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s romantic and is more so the kind of love a master has for his disciple (expect in his case he’s willing to do anything for this disciple). I guess I’ll have to see in the extras if there’s more romantic development between the two but regardless of what relationship they have I still genuinely enjoyed every aspect of it and loved the novel <3

    3. I believe that he loved LBH, the problem was that he was always contradicting himself by comparing LBH to the one in the book and didn’t allow himself to actually relaize his feelings for LBH.

      These last chapters he’s grown to accept them <3

      It might be possible that they way SQQ loved LBH was different from LBHs

      but love is love 🙂

      I do hope there's romantic development in the extras

  5. Just finished. Not gonna lie, the ending is pretty cute. Onward to the extras, I guess…

    I heard this covers more of the romance aspects, but I feel this should have been in the novel itself though. They really don’t come off as a couple to me, but more of a master and disciple kind of relationship still (by the end of the story).

  6. WHAT AN AMAZING NOVEL!!! Thank you so much to the translators that put in the time and effort to translate this novel so perfectly!!

  7. Aw it’s over no 😭 needless to say I’m so happy they got their happy ending my bbs are finally happy after all the pain and suffering *sobs* this was shorter compared to Mtzs but comparably very good Mxtx is such an amazing author all her works are truly chefs kiss gonna miss this novel dearly 🥺😭❤️

    1. MXTX is my gospel

      OMG airplane shooting towards the sky I freaking love this MF he is truly worthy of being called a god, he’s the most immaculate character this story, I stan 100%

  8. I finished the novel twice. I can only say I liked the funny moments, romantic and thrilling moments. Especially the extras. I’m kind of sad the fact that I finished it already.

    1. Thank you. I’m grateful for translators. 😭😭It was so short but still so good

  9. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone involved in this project! i read most of this novel in only two days and I had such a blast, I laughed so much at parts that it almost hurt. Thank you for the translation, for all the notes explaining things about Chinese culture and media that I’d otherwise would have had no acces to, thanks as well to those who edited and everyone who helped. I’ve enjoyed this so much.

    1. Oh my gosh why am I crying when it ended 😭😭 gosh finally they gonna be together forever!!

    2. Finished on Christmas morning. And I still have four extras to read. Best gift ever.

      Thank you author, translators and fellow readers. It’s been a trip.

  10. Came back to reread this, and finished so quickly! My heart wishes them happy journey! …but….NOW what am I going to do?? *cries*

    Thank you so much for the translation!!! You all did an amazing job!!! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

  11. Finished rereading this story for the second time and… I just feel so happy yet so sad it has come to an end. Crying tears of joy 555~

    1. //sobbing// i just binged the whole thing and. Oh my god, dear author sama, how do you do this to me. This poor heart cant take it. Let us see them be cuties in the extra chapters TT

      While i was reading this, i definitely, at times, thought it was toxic. At times, i shipped them, at times, i did not. And yet, isnt that what makes the novel so perfect? We came such a long way, read through this rollercoaster together, and seeing them finally come to the end, i cannot help but be proud.

      And for SQQ, who went through excruciating pain, unbearable injustice and a mountain of effort, i have so much respect. Buddy, buddy, u did it! U filled the plot holes, you mended the hollow characters! Just imagine, sqq started as one of us. Someone like you, someone like me, he did this. Im so proud.

      For LBH, bitch i still dont like u. I know i shouldny think this way, but isnt his obsessive behavior the stem of all issues within this novel? Isnt it??? So much pain couldnt have been avoided completely if he wasnt such a white sheep in the beggining, such a yandere throughout and such a baby to conclude!!! Ugh!!! But i know it isnt his fault. He was but a child, and he did well suppressing what he felt. He did well trying, working hard. He really did well throughout the whole novel and im proud of him too

      Now, can we give the women of the novel some attention? PleASE? I LOVE THOSE BEAUTIFUL, STRONG, INDEPENDANT WAHMEN. //screams in bi// women for the win thank u

      And thanks for all the hilarious comments of the readers, who wepy with me, laughed with me. I love you all ~

    2. @BBlank considering xin mo’s influence on binghe (which was entirely shen Qingqiu’s fault not gonna lie) binghe did a remarkable job hanging in there, I’m also very proud of him T^T

    3. @BBLANK you can’t really blame LBH for his “oBsSeSsIvE” behaviour tho. He’s not obsessive, he was possessed. Plus, SQQ was technically the one who caused him to develop abandonment issues (and Xinmo ofc). I’m glad they have a happy and healthy relationship now though.

  12. Yue Qingyuan said, “Go ahead.”

    He stood cheerfully and silently behind Shen Qingqiu. Just like the past, just like the future.

    Im dead..
    Thankyou so much for the translation. The team did so well TAT

  13. Im glad no one dies 。:゚(;´∩`;)゚:。
    It is enjoyable, I do really have fun reading this as I also shred some tears kuk, I read the other two this site translate TT *sigh* I wonder if someone recommend something similar like this or the other two TT. Im grateful that these was translated (*´ω`*) Arigatou

    1. IKR T^T
      btw, is zhuzhi lang dead?
      “bringing Zhuzhi-Lang’s body back to the demon race.”
      Is what the nice bald master said right.. they make it sound like he’s ded..

  14. Okay, so I finished the main story. And like some readers, I got a mixed feeling tbh. The overall story was very enjoyable. Very humorous and relatable. The thing is, it’s not weird for a yandere character like LBH to be obsessed with someone. But it’s weird how easily SQQ accepted his fate as “being with his dear disciple for the rest of his life.” Not to mention how abruptly SQQ felt how much LBH had been wronged since his childhood and how it affected his judgement. I would not say the romance development wasn’t there. It was there, but I feel the characters didn’t really grow with that development. LBH made it pretty clear about his interests towards SQQ, but his shizun kind of played dumb. And then suddenly, bam! SQQ realises that it’s best if he surrenders? Does he even recognise his own feelings or he’s just going with the flow?

    1. “the story that circulated among the people of the world has already come to an end. But, the story between you and me has only just begun” means their romance begun.

  15. English isn’t my first language so please be patient with me if my wording sounds weird. do i say this? I feel as if the ending was very rushed, abrupt and unsteady. Sure everything was solved in the end, but I didn’t get that satisfaction of completion.
    I really enjoyed the novel, filled with well written, relatable and humorous characters. During my read i never got bored or felt disappointed at any chapter.

    It all started in the last arc, when binghe went in his yandere mode the reasoning was poor, the whole plot turned into a confusing mess. All other characters that felt so real started feeling like just fillers. The end felt like it was written so the author could finish this novel and move to the next one.

    I know I am only assuming based on my feelings, but it felt as if mxtx didn’t enjoy writing svs anymore, she had to give us our long awaited papapa scene, a good ending and so she did. Then it was done with.

    When airplane bro says he had a great plot in mind, which was left incomplete because of fan demands; I feel like the same happened to svs. Since it was her first work mxtx must have felt very pressured to give us what we want instead of writing what she wanted.

    Maybe people would have gotten impatient and angry if the novel flowed the way it was going before the last arc. But to be honest I was really enjoying how it was going, the ending left me a bit upset.

    But thats fine. Because it’s been a long time since I enjoyed reading something so much. As her first work it’s definitely praiseworthy. I’ll be reading her heaven official’s blessing next, as I have heard, her skills have gone a long way ahead and it will be very rewarding to read. So I saved it for last. Off I go.

  16. I don’t know why many people thought Qingqiu doesn’t love Binghe in romantic way. He is always single and thought himself straight. I mean he would sacrifice himself for his clan but different with Binghe. With Binghe his mind is not simply think about saving him but much more. He is even willing to sacrifice his virginity haha. And at then end he simply thought “everything ends here but their journey just begins” means their romance begins. For immortal like Qingqiu, their life span is not just 100 years or something. They are immortal, they will live so long. Will you be willing to spend your unlimited lifetime with someone you don’t love in a romantic way and sex with that person? Qingqiu is stupid when it comes to love and some readers too 🤣

    1. Like just cuz they don’t kiss 24/7 doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. Why tf are people gatekeeping acts of love now???

  17. I can already tell how it goes..binghe and Shen Qingqiu will travel and explore the world together before they settle down in a nice little cottage.
    Binghe will be the perfect house husband I can tell

  18. Although I liked Zu Zhilang a lot I also liked Gong Yixiao so I’m not completely upset over his death. And after finding out the truth, who would have thought that Qiu Haitang would die such an unjust death?
    Isn’t Shen Yuan also giving Yue Qingyuan a bit too much credit by thinking that just with his silence Yue Qingyuan will understand that his apologises will forever remain unheard? As screwed and tragic Shen Qingqiu’s life was, it isn’t Yue Qingyuan’s fault, so why allow him to silently suffer and watch over a back with a different shadow? Nevermind, after writing it out I’ve realised there’s a good chance that even if Yue Qingyuan knows the truth, not only will he not change his stance, it might actually hurt him even more.

    I’m still having mixed feelings about the love between Luo Binghe and Shen Qingqiu. It’s not like I don’t believe it can eventually turn into a proper love of body and mind between 2 individuals, it’s just that I’ll never be convinced that if Luo Binghe had not been doomed by Airplane Shooting Towards The Sky to become this insane man for the other half of his pitiful life, Shen Yuan as Shen Qingqiu would have never loved him more than in a super platonic, master disciple, fatherly uncle, younger brother, manager of an idol kind of way.
    (Maybe the extra chapters will change my mind, but Idk)

    1. Yes, I thought so too. It is really hard for me to accept that SQQ suddenly loves LBH. I mean he doesn’t really felt that way towards him. I cried so hard when I realized that LBH was pushing himself to SQQ maybe he still believes that SQQ somehow won’t abondon him but in after going back from Abyss, SQQ always doubt him and pushing him away and even wished he would rather be dead than be inlove with LBH or he doesn’t even want to see LBH’s face anymore and accuse him for someone’s death. The worst thing for me is that he doubt LBH infront of everyone and infront of Tianlanjun. I was so hurt for LBH. Even now that I’m thinking about it again, I can’t help but cry. It was just, the development was too fast to the point that I think about it as if he only pittied LBH.

      I do hope to the the extra chapters change the way I think right now.

    2. I’ve read the extra’s and it didn’t really change my mind. Just like SQQ I’ve just kind of/sort of, accepted the outcome. I did like most of the story though

    3. Sqq is tsundere he won’t be open about his feelings too much, that’s just the way he is. But in the deep dream extra you can peek at just how much he loves binghe

    4. SQQ always pushed LBH away in the start since he THOUGHT LBH was going to kill him (since his role was the villain from the start and he didn’t expect the roles to ever change). After finding out LBH actually loved him, he began to slowly fall in love to the point where he even wanted to sacrifice himself for LBH to be happy and safe. What he meant by “accepting” was that he finally accepted the fact that PIDW’s world is now HIS world and not JUST some fictional world and that the people were “real” too. He also accepted that he shouldn’t keep denying the fact that he actually DOES have feelings for LBH just to “keep his face”.

    5. ??? If you didn’t think him accepting kisses in TLJ’s camp with a fond, “making a scene” comment wasn’t obviously him beginning to come around, you weren’t paying attention.

      The development is obvious. He doesn’t just suddenly go from gay panic to gay. SY even muses to himself that he went through something like a spiritual pilgrimage to accept his sexuality. He had a bunch of internalized homophobia and toxic masculinity in the way on TOP of the misconceptions about LBH and what he wanted.

      There’s no way he’d agree to marry him or initiate sex if he just pitied him, and there’s no way LBH wouldn’t notice if he was just going through the motions to humor him. They’re in love, and that was apparent pretty much since the Jin Lan City arc, AT LEAST.

  19. the craziest fujoshi you will ever find

    ‘Or, in other words, the story that circulated among the people of the world has already come to an end. But, the story between you and me has only just begun.’
    omg, I can’t… I need more…

    1. This ending gives me mixed feelings, even though they got to live a happily ever after ending something about it just makes me extremely sad

  20. Somehow, I don’t feel the love or chemistry between these two. One is obsessed and the other is resigned to his destiny. I know I’m alone in this, but I wouldn’t have minded if they ended up apart. SQQ seems to love LBH, but he’s not in love with him.

    1. Well.. apparently this is not that kind of novel you expect a chemistry.. they’re new to a relationship.,you can see from the start that they didn’t have any time to understand eo and always end up with misunderstanding but they love each other and don’t want to be apart from eo.,the only thing they can do is to learn and take a baby steps for their relationship 😌

    2. After reading all of this, I’m still getting mixed feelings, I really felt a both empty at this point ngl.

    3. In end it does say their story is only beginning. Which you can just imagine their relationship will become more deeper as the years pass.

    4. obsessed with him, yes, but LBH is also truly in love with him. As for whether or not SQQ loves him back, i think this can already be told by the way he sacrificed himself so many times for LBH and they even had sex. Consciously, he either does not know or does not want to admit that he is in love, but as tianlang-jun said, he seems to not care but he really does, there are signs of him not feeling forced by the system and really,truly loving LBH. You just need to read deeper into it 🙂 Also, after reading all this, do you think SQQ will be happy to return to his own world? The love between them only doesnt seem obvious under the fact that he was originally forced into this world and forced by the system. SORRY FOR THE LONG REPLY. I seriously couldnt help myself

    5. There’s a difference between obsessed and “afraid of losing the only person whom you truly love.” Plus, the other is not resigned to his destiny of being forced into THE RELATIONSHIP. What SQQ meant as in “accepting his fate” was that he should accept the fact that the world he lived in was HIS world and not ONLY some fictional world. Both literally sacrificed their lives for each other and WILLINGLY chose to be together. Is this not enough?

    6. Their relationship has literally “just begun.” The whole story was their road to FALLING in love, not their whole entire relationship like the ones you would find in many other romance novels. They DO love each other. You can literally see in the novel itself and the extras as well.

    1. Aww..but it’s sweet with Qingqiu and Binghe holding hands and starting the journey of ‘their’ life together. 😄
      Zhuzhi must be happy. 😊
      Would he be happy…?😶

  21. I have a lot I wanna say but had to take a break for 24 hrs before writing anything coz I was too overwhelmed by so many kinds of emotions that I went to a long sleep nd didn’t wake up for 18hrs straight… My family was thinking Wtf happened to me…Anyway,

    1) “Liu Qingge seemed as if he had received a huge shock as he stumbled three steps back, fidgeting awkwardly. He looked like he wanted to go forward and say something, but also like he wanted to run away.”

    He wasn’t good with words in the first place, so he simply went back to the side of the table and spat out, “I won’t say anything anymore!”

    – – – – – Liu Qingge is ADORABLE!!! He’s also incredibly loyal and persistent nd I LOVE HIM ;~; Seriously, if he isn’t ending up with anybody then plz just lemme marry him.

    2) It was just that without a slightly
    foolish Zhuzhi-Lang following behind
    him, helping him to settle accounts,
    fend off minions, collect strange little
    books—there would be an unavoidable
    sadness every now and then.

    – – – – – Brooo T_T zhuzhi lang didn’t make it 😭💔 oh God this breaks my fuking heart D’X that foolish, loyal, good natured snake… I was furious at him about my son gongyi xiao but turns out, I still wanted him to live a better life after all these. Poor tianlang jun is all alone now.

    3)Finally, Shen Qingqiu was able to fulfill his wish of violently beating up Great God Airplane Shooting Towards the Sky.

    – – – – – Aeroplane and cucumber bro have the best interactions ever! X’D Their entire exchange was hilarious and yet kinda felt like it’s all nearing the end. Aeroplane finally saw his story to its completion nd the die hard anti fan completed it X3 what could b better ^^

    4)As if testing it out, Yue Qingyuan let out a, “Xiao Jiu…”

    Shen Qingqiu: “Shixiong, it’s Qingqiu.”

    Even though it was hard to explain the truth to Yue Qingyuan, Shen Qingqiu still hoped that he could show him the difference as much as possible.

    Yue Qingyuan gave a start before he smiled weakly. “… It’s Qingqiu. Qingqiu-shidi.”

    – – – – – – NOO T_T poor Yue Qingyuan 😭💔 whyyy. He tried so hard throughout his life, why’d this have to happen DX he really wanted to hear “Qi-ge” one more time since it’d mean he was forgiven but he never got his closure. My poor boi ;~;

    5)He suddenly heard Yue Qingyuan say, “Shidi. Cang Qiong Mountain will always be somewhere you can turn to and come back anytime you feel tired from wandering about outside.”

    – – – – – Mommyyyyy 😭😭😭😭😭😭💖💖💘💔

    6)Shen Qingqiu subconsciously jogged a few steps forward before he looked back again and glanced at the person behind him.

    Yue Qingyuan said, “Go ahead.”

    He stood cheerfully and silently behind Shen Qingqiu. Just like the past, just like the future.

    – – – – – PLZ FFS JUST STOP ALREADY 😭😭😭😭😭😭💔💔💔💔💖💖💖💖💔😭💔😭💔 Fml I’m crying again.

    7)Shen Qingqiu didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, and he said, “It would be better to leave.”

    Luo Binghe didn’t react for a short while. “Leave?”

    Shen Qingqiu nodded. “Didn’t you say that you weren’t welcome here? Then go, to somewhere that will welcome you.”

    He added, “This time, no matter where you want to go, this master will accompany you.”

    – – – – – 🙂 has anyone seen where my heart went off too? I can’t seem to find it anymore.

    8)The current Cang Qiong Mountain━besides shielding someone’s wrongdoings, carrying out forceful eviction, and being very familiar with the demon race━also housed a master and disciple pair who served as the leading roles for pornographic novels. Were there any other images that could leave such a deep impression on people’s hearts?

    – – – – – I wanna join Cang Qiong Mountain RIGHT FUKING NOW! Idc if I’m wayy past cultivation age but I WANT IN!! I LOVE THEM SO FUKING MUCH asksdjaksksk

    9)The second he flipped open《Proud Immortal Demon Way》, the story officially began; the moment he closed 《Proud Immortal Demon Way》, the story still remained unfinished.

    Or, in other words, the story that circulated among the people of the world has already come to an end. But, the story between you and me has only just begun.

    – – – – – Basically the last nail on the coffin 🙂(💖💘💔😭) 🙂

    Soo, as it turns out, on one fateful day I randomly decided to check out a completed Chinese bl web novel by mxtx…. Nd the rest is history. Been a super emotional nd complicated ride yall. Ty for the translation. I’ll go see fanarts, read the extras nd cry till I get over these strange mixture of emotions. Farewell fellow cucumbers🤘🤜💞

  22. So liu mingyan and the three nuns are one of us 😂
    ship list:
    Lbh x sqq
    Sqh x mobei-jun
    Lqg x lbh x sqq 😂
    Yqy x shen jiu (idk if i should ship them romamtically. I am more attracted to their brotherly bonds)
    I wouldnt share ship the old monks 😂 master wu chen is too cute and innocent to be shipped with the impulsive plus anti-gay master wu chen plus theyre brethren

  23. I feel bad for Yue Qingyuan. Unfulfilled.I know Shen wants to stress the separation because he feels fraudulent, but I think it’d help Qingyuan if he knew your memory was patchy or that there aren’t hard feelings. If he understands the OG Shen Jiu so well, knowing that Qingyuan’s words would heal some things, throw the poor guy a bone. He’s done so much for you, you know…he’s earned the title Qi-ge several times over. Heck, give him a new big-brother nickname, make it your own.

    1. IKR!! I feel awful that he was just left behind like that. He prolly still feels guilty nd not forgiven. He really does deserve A WHOLE LOT BETTER. SQQ shudv at least said sth that’d bring him peace ;-;

  24. if this was a drama, I think I’m suffering from Second Lead Syndrome. Why WHY am I shipping SQQ with LQG huhuhu tell me I’m not the only one

    1. Hahahhaha but NO… I’m more interested in SQQxLBH dynamic., I would love to see how they learn to understand each other

    2. Yeah, nope. SQQ doesn’t and would never see LQG romantically. What he went through together with LBH could never compare to that what he has/went through with anyone else. Besides, Bingqiu is just so much more endearing and interesting

  25. I want more 😭
    bingqiu please live happily bc both of you deserve it.. thank you mxtx for this great novel and to translator for your hard work. svsss is really my most fav (after mdzs) among all mxtx works. can’t wait for the 4th novel~

  26. The Holy Mausoleum is my favorite Arc in SV. Most especially because this is where Shen QingQui starts having romantic feelings with Luo Binghe. He finally acknowledges this somehow. I mean, before he transmigrated he’s always been a Luo Binghe fan. You can read it in his pov and reviews that he gave criticisms to other characters except Luo Binghe. He is biased towards him. He doted him as his favorite disciple. But look at him now. It’s really a slow burn/gradual love. Yeah! Way to go Shizun! Hey, for a short novel as compared to MDZS and TGCF, SV sure has a lot of action scenes. Love it!

  27. Look for what spiritual medicine? He just barely managed to escape from the clutches of death and was resurrected at full health, so what was that brat doing running around wildly instead of kneeling at his bedside waiting for him to wake up? Leave that kind of chore for some little disciple to do!

    Geez calm the f**k down Shen Yuan. Your sticky bingpup will always come back for you.😂😂😂

  28. oh my god i dont want it to end🥺🥺🥺 this one is up there with mdzs. theyre so good. im finna cry mayn🥺

  29. Ohmygosh my first fave novel before i found mdzs.
    Love shizun so much much muchh .thankfullyy our fragile little maiden luobinghe got his hally ending

    and thank you for translating this
    I love all the side characters.

    But but but please some one tell mee
    Is zhu zilang saved??
    Im so happy knowing that tianlanjun still alive. But what about our fragile snake ahhh..

  30. Honestly, many people disagree but Scum Viallain is my favorite of the novels (though honestly, all of them are amazing)
    I just- really love the dynamics, the only problem they all have is their terribly miscommunication! Gah!
    But that does make them loveable, SQQ is just an overall relateable character and I love him
    and LBH only craves for love and affection hhh
    They just were off to a rough start, and reading through this again, I’m just happy that they pull through in the end
    And I mean…the last bit says it pretty well, their relationship basically starts when the novel ends, so obviously there isn’t much couply cutesy stuff happening but that’s fine, because this-
    god, this was just the rough tale of how he met his husband, and I love every last second of it xD
    Thanks a lot for translating this novel! I always come back to reread, and it’s just a pleasure whenever I get to it

  31. Among MXTX’s couples BingQui perhaps has the most complicated love story ah. What a wild ride! You both deserve to be happy. Now hurry up and make papapa. Bingmei better start practicing his skills in love making.:glee:

  32. I want to believe that the 3 nuns & Liu Mingyan started the first fujoshi club, with Airplane a valued honorary chairman.

    1. Yes, please. After a hundred years it is going to be an established literary society.
      Fujoshi in xianxia is a great idea

  33. Bwaaahhh I downed this novel in about two weeks and kdkskdkd it was so good and made my dumb ass cry plenty of times <3 cant say if mdzs or svsss is better, gods

  34. Aww….Tears of JOy ….. T_T…… Finally… he admitted his feelings !!! Ahh ! That realization phase took until the end !! But all is well. ! Too bad though… that snake died… and that Gongyi…. also…. Aww… one of the characters that I like !

    Thanks you so much for translating this !! Gonna binge read the extras soon ~!!

  35. ¿Qué demonios?

    Ok, la trama tuvo más sentido, pero… ¿por qué me tienen que dejar con un papapa tan.. desagradable?… ¿dónde está mi algodón de azúcar?… quería más momentos papapa dulces… pero no esto.. no sé estoy inconforme con el final, espero que los extras me ayuden a mejorar este sabor amargo.

    Muchas gracias.

  36. Thank you thank you thank you thank you! I finally caught up and now at the end I am very happy that SQQ goes with LBH.

    The writing was amazing, I loved all of the characters, and it was very engaging.

    Thanm you so mch for the translation ❤

    Keep Up The Good Work~!

  37. Thank you so much for the translations! Ah! I had held off reading this for so long and now I regret that, this was brilliant!!! I love them!

    1. It’s a great time to read since the main story is finished. Only the extras are left now. 🙂 Have fun binge reading.

  38. I’m a bit surprised reading this chapter, since it’s slightly different than the one I’ve read in Vietnamese. That’s probably due to MXTX deciding to edit some parts for the publication. I can’t say whether I like this ending or the old one better, as both have their good parts.

  39. Ill be honest, I was contemplating oj dropping nthis because I was so annoyed at SQQ’s personality(he made me annoyed&angry in many ways, many were annoyed at Bingmei while me here is more greatly annoyed at SQQ) but I’m glad I made it to the end, everything started being okay when Bingmei emphasized and made it a “point” that he doesn’t care for his reputation and being unwelcome and only really cares about Shizun(that at least made be feel relief that he wasn’t hurt at being unwelcome)

    The one thing that kept me going was the knowledge or Airplane bro x Mobei Jun :>
    I feel sorry for 79, damn especially since there waw such a misunderstanding(hopefully there’s an extra for them)
    Hopefully ZZL and TJL didn’t die
    LMY is so cute (she’s like another Nezuko) (LMY is just like us huh? lol)
    I’ll admit, it was unsatisfying but I’m willing to forget and will just be satisfied instead lol(I mean it could be worse) (No wonder though, this was MXTX’s first work, she improved greatly on FOD/GDC and HOB)
    I feel sorry for all the single dogs eating up dog blood(a.k.a Bingmei and SQQ’s PDA)
    Oh wow, I’m more optimistic as expected LOL

  40. …so, none of this would have happened if (a). Old palace master had not been such a jealous prick, (b). The Qiu males had not been abusive dredges of humanity, (c). The heart devil sword had not been such a useless cheat item.

    Still not sure what I’d consider the main culprit. I’m guessing it would still have been just as bad without the Qiu, but take one of the others factors away and it would still not have escalated this far. Though without Xin Mo, there would have been a very real possibility Binghe’s feelings of abandonment and insecurity would have festered over time into something far worse…

    I’m guessing the moral of the story is that
    1. Communication is the cornerstone of any relationship (romantic or otherwise)
    2. Circumstances can make otherwise good (or at least tolerable) people do bad things, so be mindful of how you treat others. A throwaway kindness or abuse may not mean much to the one doing it, but it may make or break the receiver.

    Now that shizun and his Binghe have finally gotten their happy ending, let us observe. A moment of silence for all those who perished in this long chain of miscommunication and misunderstandings: Su Xiyan, Gongyi Xiao, Qiu Haitang, Zhuzhi Lang and a bunch of other people I can’t remember.

    Except the Qiu. And maybe the palace master. Screw them

  41. I stopped this story a while back, I don’t think I read ch40, and I just came to skim the end. I really can’t be satisfied with this story after luo binghe’s bastard phase. I’d kinda wish to see how the story would go if it was just transmigration and no system. Maybe I’ll finish the story later, but I just can’t stomach most of it, and I already read all the spoilers.

    1. Somehow though I can’t completely hate it, but even with all the funny I can’t love it as much as the beginning.
      Looking forward to the extras.

  42. aaaw…its sad that Zhanzi Lang didn’t make it alive. but Im happy that finally SQQ accepted him.

  43. Thanks for all your hard work translating. I’m sad that it’s over… But happy that they starting they’r relationship…

  44. “Why else would he be so unlucky? Good people are taken advantage of.” BTCH YOU ARE THE ONE WHO WROTE ABOUT HIS BACKSTORY LMAO still love Airplane, he’s the best.

    Yue Qingyuan’s ending is a bit sad hmm. He said the words he wanted to say to Xiao Jiu but the one who heard them was instead Shen Yuan.

    “This time, no matter where you want to go, this master will accompany you.”

    Thank you SO MUCH for translating the whole novel (at everyone from BCNovels, WorshipperA and the translators of the extras)

  45. “Do you wish to examine your past achievements?” I put on the Victory Fanfare theme of Final Fantasy while reading. IT WAS GLORIOUS .

    “Why else would he be so unlucky? Good people are taken advantage of.” f**k, Shang Qinghua, YOU ARE THE ONE WHO WROTE AND THOUGHT OF HIS BACKSTORY. Yue Qingyuan said the words he always wanted to say to his Xiao Jiu but it wasn’t him anymore. It’s super sad.

    “This time, no matter where you want to go, this master will accompany you.” <3

    THANK YOU ALL for translating the novel! (@everyone from BCNovels, WorshipperA and the translators of the extras).

  46. Kelpie Selphie

    Aaaaw <3 , and I loled hard at the Author of that book XD
    Im still curious for the extras
    And I hope but doubt, smutty stuff will be included in the donghua, but is it possible to remove the gay stuff? I hope they don't, as they (will prolly do) in mdzs 🙁

  47. Aaah Shizun has became more and more romantic 😍 This Master disciple CP really are perfect for each other. Poor Chang Qiong Sect’s image though 🤭What bad deeds haven’t this sect’s done? 🤣🤣

    Another epic novel has ended *sigh*
    I laughed and cried reading it. It was a really enjoyable journey. Thank you very much for the BC novels translator’s team for your hard works 💖💖

  48. I guess you can say that the main story is finished? (if you don’t count the side stories)

    Donno about the rest, but personally I was able to completely enjoy it for what it is.

    Translating and proofreading is anything but easy. So thank you very much for all your hard work~❤

  49. I guess SQQ telling LBH that he will go with him is a best of a confession on his feelings for him, *sigh* (nothing beats Wei Ying’s confession in my heart though 😍) but I’m glad that LBH was happy that his Shizun said he will go with him because that’s all he ever wanted. I do really love LBH on my end and I’m glad they got a happy ending in the main story. I have always read the extras on my end but I’ll still check out from here.

    1. Wei Ying’s confession is the best. I like, though, that SQQ’s confession is so personal to LBH, because all LBH ever wanted was for SQQ to choose him first. Especially over their sect.

  50. I know lQG doesn’t feel ‘that’ way for sqq he is just being protective. still the fact that LMY is bingqiu’s number one fan must be another kick to the nuts shfbfhdjfkfgg
    Anyway I’m happy for my dumb couple 😚

  51. Aiya. For some reason, I could never quite bring myself to fully like ML. From a unbiased viewpoint, all of the ML’s actions can be said to have been reasonable (based on his upbringing and the extenuating circumstances). However, the heart isn’t reasonable. Really angry ah! Then again, I’m an unbelievably petty person who holds grudges like it’s going out of style. If I were SQQ, I would’ve taken that “second chance (faked death)” and yeeted myself to the very corners of the freaking world. At that point, the perceived grudges could have been said to have been payed, and you would have no further obligation to the boy. But then again, that wouldn’t have been much of a story, now would it? Anyways, take all of the above as the rantings of a crazy person… Wonderful translation quality. Truly at the pinnacle of the English language lol. Thank you for sticking with this till the end! Love you!! >3>

    1. Just as you said, SQQ could have running away and live his own life but he didn’t. He chose LBH and openly claimed that he would run away from home with him. That just mean he loves LBH from the bottom of his heart, not from pity nor obligation.

  52. Liu mingyan and the 3 nuns are such hard core fangirls omg is it true they write binqiu smut?

    1. Yup. And you’ll see how LBH’s papapa technique increased thanks to those cursed books ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  53. ‘Cang Qiong Mountain will always be somewhere you can turn to and come back anytime you feel tired from wandering about outside.’ Ohhh, YQY, even If you’re the past, I love your mindset to let SQQ go to his beloved person. You’re a great man.

    The ending!! It’s cute and I even got a little liushen part.

    I liked to know Tianlang-jun is alive, but the poor Zhuzhi-Lang…. Buaaa.

    Thanks so much for your Hard work, all the effort you out in this translation has made us happy.

  54. Thank you very much ^^
    wait, just wanna say; LQQ you are so salty XD
    okay. thank you again ^^

  55. Thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Many love for you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  56. I don’t think “whitewashing” is the correct term. 洗白 means proven your innocence.

  57. starphirebloom

    Wow, since the moment I saw a meme of scum villain on Pinterest, 😅which lead me to reading the first chapter….I knew this novel would be a masterpiece! Thank you MXTX and thank you dear Translators, for bringing such an amazing, comedic, wild-ride of a story to life! 🥰✨ Lol, that’d be awesome if “Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System” became an anime!🤩✨I have yet to watch Mo Dao Zu Shi/Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, which looks so cool!😁 I’m looking forward towards reading the extras and the cute, romantic adventures SQQ and LBH are sure to have😆

    ✨Also, while I was browsing Pinterest for some SVSSS, I happened to see a pin called “Who made me a Princess” a manga that has a similar concept to this one?🤔 which is about the mc transmigrating into a book they were reading and becoming one of the characters….(it’s really good, and unfortunately season 2 doesn’t come out till July😭) 🤔 but is there a genre name for this type of theme/concept? 😁 Any recommendations for novels/manga that are similar to these stories?✨

    1. “Who made me a princess” hmm transmigrating into novel, idk but into another world i recommend you “i was born a king’s daughter” it’s good for light reading, official release for novel and manhwa are tapas, and there are “daughter of emperor” but this one does not have too many drama, just daily life of the princess. There are other, but i think it’s a time travel, like death and back to kid once again and reincarnation ofc

  58. Thank you for your hard work. I noticed an error in the third paragraph, ‘have their brains dashed out’. It should read ‘have their brains bashed out’. Thank you again for all your hard work!

    1. Thanks, I just fixed it. It was meant to be “dash their brains out” (an idiom) but it isn’t working so I changed it to “bash.”

  59. Shen Qingqiu nodded. “Didn’t you say that you weren’t welcome here? Then go, to somewhere that will welcome you.”

    He added, “This time, no matter where you want to go, this master will accompany you.”

    _(:’3 」∠)_

  60. Thank you so much… thank you so much for this whole story! Yue Qingyuan is too precious, doing everything to fulfil his words to SQQ.
    And in the end, LBH and SQQ are too cute hehe
    Thank you so much for translating this story! TAT Really, thank you guys so much //T_T//

  61. I saw in the spoiler forum it wasn’t decided yet on whether to publish the extras in the original publication order not. I would say it’s best to post it as close to the order mxtx had done it

    1. Thanks for the feedback. We are thinking of using the book order since there are book-only extras.

  62. let me phrase this.. Yue Qingyuan is so precious my heart hurts..

    but what to do now.. it’s been a long beautiful journey glad that my cinnamon rolls are gonna be happy and together but this is end ╥﹏╥

    thank you so much for you guys’ hardwork thank you for sharing this masterpiece!

    ah.. i’m so happy and sad this novel is really beautiful! 💕

  63. Oh my, what am I supossed to do now. I mean, it still hasnt ended but its already making me have a heart ache. Thank you so much for bringing US this amazing story. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  64. Thank you very much for the hard work, I have followed this story since last year and fell in love with it was my first Chinese novel that I read.💖👌

    I would have wanted more romance in this final but that’s what the writer decided, just wait for the extras.

    Again thanks for the translation I always read all your projects keep going BC Novels 💪

    (My English is not very good, sorry for my mistakes)

  65. I would like to express my gratitude to the translator for his hard work and to share this story with us. That I can say the end is something so inospito that I am shocked, but I liked a lot, although I am sad for Zushi – Lan.
    Now I hope the extras can fill my s**ual insult hahaha. After all, I am a rotten fan.

  66. MTX your wild ride gives me whiplash. The last chapter was so intense!! And now, it’s all fine and dandy??? I am but feeble and frail, I can’t take this kind of stress. Reika, I can’t believe it’s over tho. What a time. It feels like an era has ended or something. Guess we just gotta wait for the Scum Villain animation now. Thanks to everyone who worked on this project and let us read it here!

  67. holyangelheart

    Thank you so much for your hard work in translating this novel!
    I’m excited for the start of their relationship. Though, I am a bit sad that the original book ends at this chapter, I’m happy to know that there are extras I can read.

    Thank you for this amazing journey!

  68. Hey author how about explaining something huh…. seriously what kind of ending is that? you let cucumber bro be the kebab on a stick… but you gave zero romance? you suck… you are worse than Airplane bro… you are Truck kun!

    Where is the romance!! you made them go through all that trauma and not one damn romantic scene other than the Drillmaster 9000 scene of plundering Shizuns hole… instead you leave holes… what happened to that snake? he died? I thought he was ok when Shizun saw them last… what the heck… There are so many bits that got left out this is so unsatisfying really is… bleh….and that airplane bro…. I want to smack you upside the head… you really deserve some shit! I have complaints!

    LB is not welcome? but he helped stop the merging and why the hell doesn’t all the misunderstandings get fixed!? why are they ready to make him into a stick still! and what the heck… so unsatisfying… you damn rewrite this ending! it sucks it sucks great balls!

    How dare it just finish… what the hell… yes I know there are side stories but what the hell is this… that it? they just walk off into the sunset and thats it? really? make me sick…

    1. This felt so unsatisfying… for a longtime Shizun was keeping those feelings of LB at bay then suddenly he was ready to jump on the banana without hesitation or worry… zero thoughts that spoke of his feelings towards LB it was just a rush of pure charged lust? like wtf not even lust… it was just to stop that d*** sword… **** that sword! so annoyed… chapter 80 and 81 sucked I will say that right now… it really sucked!

      Argh we didn’t even get a LB pov of anything, sure we understand that he loves his Shizun and that his feelings are very clear but hell… I wanted more from that crybaby… more!! gd*** feel like airplane bro really wrote this… gah… Author I have something to say and I want it fixed! FIX THE ENDING! so unsatisfied… really this is so annoying… I wish I never read this d*** story… I really wished that… I wish the drillmaster 9000 never happened… why couldn’t they get to that point by normal means… why does it always involve so much pain for Shizun…Author you suck

      Translator thank you for your efforts….

    2. What are you talking about?? lmaoo the ending was hella romantic and no more misunderstandings.. let them walk into the sunset and be happy <3

      As for the side characters well sadly they don't always get a happy ending in mxtx novels

    3. Bleh no romance just a lot of Binghe being a sook… I don’t want Shizun to be a damn snot rag lover! I want him to be romanced and loved and to show that all without Shizun having to suffer!

      Oh so frustrating… so unsatisfying so disappointed… didn’t need that stupid papapa scene coz it was full of gross and pain… yes lets describe intestines being pushed up and watching the pain Shizun went through, not an ounce of pleasure or bliss post coitus no… it was just a sea of pain AGAIN… seriously wtf is romantic about that? which rose coloured lens do people view that scene as being?

      And LB is being misunderstood by the others, they were ready to poke holes in him… I mean wtf… he helped prevent that damn merger! LB is being treated like an outcast when he didn’t even do anything! nothing got cleared up, all the misunderstandings still remain.

      Otherwise he would be ok to come back to the peak with Shizun but he is not welcome… ah so frustrating… for the one thing that should have been a happy moment was just saturated in pain and more sadness just suck balls and that chapter 81 did not do jack about any of that… bleh bleh bleh… so disappointed!

    4. @ KUQ KU

      A couple of things:

      The papapa scene may not have been “romantic” as you’ve defined it, but it was an act born of love. The purpose of that scene was to show how much SQQ was willing to sacrifice for LBH by this point. He was willing to suffer for him, to let go of his pride for him, to, eventually, even dying for him. SQQ knew it wasn’t going to be easy but he still papapa’ed with LBH—why? Because he loved him and wanted to save him from destroying himself. Because that was the only thing he could do for LBH and he chose to sacrifice himself to do it— if that’s not dedication, idk what is?? That concept alone, to me, is infinitely more romantic than— idk, cuddling on the couch or something.

      Also, what do you mean LBH got misunderstood by the Cang Qiong Mountain sect… did you forget that the whole “worlds merging” fiasco started because of him?? He was the one feeding energy into Xin Mo, purposefully bashing the demon world into the human world, & unleashing chaos & destruction, all to keep SQQ tied to him. He even admitted it to everyone’s face in his “big villain speech”! If not for the collective effort of all the masters & disciples fending off the invasion, their home would be dust right now! Because of LBH!—we as the readers know LBH was just being controlled by his devil sword, but the characters in the novels don’t know that. Like yeah it’s great he “helped prevent the damn merger”….. but it would have been better if he didn’t START it in the first place 😂

      Anyway, I feel like your grievances with the story largely stems from your own misconceptions, which is why I felt the need to defend this magnificent story. The whole attractiveness about this couple is that LBH is potentially the most dangerous being on earth, but obeys and relies on SQQ because he loves, respects, and needs him. SQQ in turn coddles and dotes on LBH like the little kid he really is, because he knows LBH craves this type of unconditional love, despite how strong he appears on the outside. That’s their dynamic. If you’re looking for a romance where the main char gets spoiled, coddled, and relies on the strong stoic main lead all day, then this story is prooooobably not for you lol

    5. Now I don’t know if you have been reading for the past 80 plus chapters but Shizun has been going through so much hell already because of LBH…

      He has technically died 3 x for this d*** story… for this **** world for LBH just for him so that this story full of plot holes will have them all cleared up… what did it cost shizun? his d*** freedom to simply live as he chooses… forced to do this and that forced to sacrifice whether it was for the system or love… its s***! How shizun doesn’t have some d*** mental issues because of this story I will never know! As for the Papapa and his sacrifice… just how many times does he have to bend over to satisfy everyone? just how much pain and suffering does he have to endure? The one time when he could have that feeling of reciprocated love it becomes a insane f****fest of pain and horror… it’s like consensual r***… how would that even be possible… oh maybe forced into it coz it might bring the end of the world if he doesn’t?

      The one d*** time he could be shown tenderness that sh***y system robbed him off it by delaying giving Shizun that sh***y Jade pendant!

      It was the Sword that sh***y sword that was the corrupting influence that sh***y op sword that was the reason for LB being a nutjob…but I am not just talking about that, I mean all the other misunderstandings… the ones that Shizun realized was not LBs doing but that Snake… all these little things that were lumped on LB these misunderstandings that have never been cleared up!

      Blame airplane bro for LBs broken story let airplane bro take the fall out and give Shizun a d*** break!

    6. @ KUQ KU

      I literally could not understand your comments because you swore too much 😂 [waves bye bye]

    7. The D*** word rhymes with Dam and the S****y rhymes with City and the F**k rhymes with Tuck and the R*** rhymes with Grape…. so there you go next time I will say Dam and City and Tuck and Grape 😛

    8. I honestly can’t tell if you are trolling or not xD
      But @ LIL is completely right I thought that was obvious.

      Also c’mon why are you treating SQQ like some damsel in distress?
      There is nothing he hates more, like literally he would rather die than being treated that way remember? X3

      shizun is a strong confident man that knows what he wants. Shizun always makes his choices. Luo binghe returns him to the sect. so he could be happy with the other peak lords but all SQQ wanted, was to be with travel the world with him and live life and be HAPPY. Oh and you KNOW LBH is going to spoil him rotten. XD so in the end it’s all good ~♡ (so don’t act like they all died lolol )

      ** yeah lbh is treated a bit unfairly by the other disciples but he really couldn’t give two shi*s about all that noise. Not to mention he can kick their a** no problem, he is just showing restraint for shizun’s sake. Besides it’s only those pesky bai zhan peak brats doing what they do best xd

    9. Oh man, you have got to be trolling right? It feels like you’re reading different novel from the rest of us XD

    10. Totally not trolling to me yall the trolls if you found that in anyway a happy ending that was satisfying coz it wasn’t… not even slightly.

    11. @KUQ KU
      Don’t diss too much or you’ll be transmigrated into some novels just like Shen Yuan

    12. Oh dear, are you trying to transmigrate? Lolol if you keep this up you might just become SVSS’s cucumber bro and then you’ll have to be a relationship counsellor, watch out! For real, I can see Shen Yuan write something like this lolol

      Still, you kinda have a point, I think that, because scum villain is mxtx’s first work, it’s still a bit unpolished with a few naiveties in the way the plot is dealt with… but I didn’t find it that unbearable, just not top-notch quality, so have fun transmigrating! Good luck!

    13. @ KUQ KU

      I TOTALLY got Peerless Cucumber vibe from your comments and couldn’t help but wheeze at these omg 🤣

  69. * Opens bottle of champagne * FINALLY!!!! * cries * I’m so happy for them ♡♡

    Than you dear translators♡♡♡

  70. kosaginolegion

    As a writer myself, 10-20K words in a day? Light a candle for Airplane-bro’s fingers. The brain is long since turned to mush!

  71. I am crying at my work! I’d read the ending long ago but the last sentence always got right to my heart. <3

    I just have a question! When Shen QingQiu woke up in the Dream Realm when he was retained by TianLang-Jun and had a chat heart-to-heart with LBH. It wasn't cut out in the edited version so they could put it at the end of the novel to give more significance? But I don't remember reading it.

    1. Or maybe it wasn’t included in this version. However thanks all of you for your hard work! <3

      I'll keep reading your future and present projects.

    2. starphirebloom

      Wow, since the moment I saw a meme of scum villain on Pinterest, 😅which lead me to reading the first chapter….I knew this novel would be a masterpiece! Thank you MXTX and thank you dear Translators, for bringing such an amazing, comedic, wild-ride of a story to life! 🥰✨ Lol, that’d be awesome if “Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System” became an anime!🤩✨I have yet to watch Mo Dao Zu Shi/Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, which looks so cool!😁 I’m looking forward towards reading the extras and the cute, romantic adventures SQQ and LBH are sure to have😆

      ✨Also, while I was browsing Pinterest for some SVSSS, I happened to see a pin called “Who made me a Princess” a manga that has a similar concept to this one?🤔 which is about the mc transmigrating into a book they were reading and becoming one of the characters….(it’s really good, and unfortunately season 2 doesn’t come out till July😭) 🤔 but is there a genre name for this type of theme/concept? 😁 Any recommendations for novels/manga that are similar to these stories?✨

    3. Yes, I read “Who Made Me a Princess”! It’s great but currently on hiatus, I think.

  72. THANK YOU FOR THE UPDATE~ I wish there’s more beyond the extras but oh well… that’s life T_T

  73. So, Liu Ming Yan is the author of Resentment of Chunsan? or doujinshi about Shizun and Binghe? SO UNEXPECTED! HAHAHAHA.

    Oh my God.. how do I say this… my heart feels so full now. Happy, touched, and at the same time feeling sad for reaching the ending of this novel which I love so dearly. Huhuhuhuhu T_T

    What I know for sure is.. I LOVE YOU BCNOVELS!!!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! THANK YOU!

    1. Jingle Ding Ding

      liu Mingyan is the author, I think Ning YingYing draws the art, and the triplet nuns from Tian Yi Overlook distribute the porn in the extras.

      Yeah, Binghe’s Harem has got entire porn industry based on Luo Binghe papapa-ing Shizun.

  74. Awwww….no. more? T_T

    Like how the daoist nuns clamor for LMY’s autograph, I also want the autograph of Brother Airplane (who is MXTX in disguise) and the selfless translators who had taken great pains to share this wonderful novel with us. But in this universe, I can only hope the heavens bless your good deeds with good health and happiness.
    Thanks you sooooooooo much! Mmmwah

  75. Wow, I really satisfied this ending. One of my favourite novel. Many THANKS for your hard work.

  76. THANK YOU SO MUCH T__T I can’t believe it’s over, this dumb pair omg I love them so much T.T I also love the love-hate relationship between Airplane and Cucumber bro hahaha they’re my fave T.T

    “I’m not going to talk to you; you’re an anti-fan.”

    Shen Qingqiu was about to say, “I’m only an anti, not a fan!”

    Haha these dorks! XD you can you up, and he really does.

  77. Aaah– another great novel came to an end.. gahd.. this novel was one of the (if not first) novels that I read on earlier.. i was still exploring the danmei world at that time, I followed this from winter-t-sama to scriptor-sama and then BC Novels took it up.. I was devastated after Reader ended here and then surprise!~ they took up Scum Villain.. Wow this was a great journey.. hehe I’m looking forward to the extras keke~ My outmost thanks and gratitude to Reika-sama and her team of translators (I can’t remember you name guys huhu gomen) You guys give color to my world and made all of this possible.. I’m very proud of you guys for translating this masterpiece ;v;)/ again.. Thank you very much!!~ 🙇🙇🙇

  78. thank you so much for sticking to the novel and faithfully translating it for us to enjoy!

  79. Ahh~ I’m crying a little, thank you for giving the opportunity to read such a good story. Binghe finally got his Shizun. 😭

  80. So if he was resurrected with full health…. why did he wake up with his *ahem* still hurting?

    Liu-gege, were you jealous??? Haha poor LQG, sorry but SQQ always has LBH on the brain

    *is sad about ZZL and YQY*

    A big thank you to all the translators who worked on this project!

    1. Nah Liu-gege is not jealous he is just mad at all the shamelessness xD

  81. melodymarackar

    It was a beautiful novel, Really great, thanks everyone for translating and thank you REIKA for your effort… So now we continue reading from the link you shared? Or wait here for the updates? I’m quite confused about the whole matter, the order of the extras and how many is remaining to be translated😅, kindly explain. Thank you again 💖

  82. 🙁🙁🙁🙁That’s it?! Fck! Not satisfied yet..huhuhu😭😭😭😭…I want more… please guys..can someone make more fanfics😭😭😭😭😭

    1. The extra will cover a lot of nice scenes like original Bingge meeting Bingmei, some smut between our main pairing, airplane bro interviewing SQQ and LBH, airplane bro with mobei jun etc. I personally think there’s more romance in the extras than in the main story LOL

  83. Thank You for all the hard work, this have been a long and beautiful ride, now I’m sad that it’s over but well… 😭

  84. *CRIES* So great for BingHe. So happy for him for finally receiving the love of his life. Thank you so much for bringing such great translations to us. Enjoyed (and am still enjoying) every chapter of this story. I’m so glad TLZ & ZZL didn’t die. They deserve some love of this world~

    1. Er…I’m kinda sorry but ZZL actually died. He died protecting TLJ and it it’s clear in these lines:

      «At their last encounter, Shen Qingqiu had also felt that Tianlang-Jun probably wouldn’t have any desire to destroy the world ever again. That wasn’t what he really wanted or liked to do in the first place.

      It was just that without a slightly foolish Zhuzhi-Lang following behind him, helping him to settle accounts, fend off minions, collect strange little books—there would be an unavoidable sadness every now and then.»

      -implying ZZL has died and can’t accompany TLJ anymore

  85. airplaneshootingtowardsthesky

    Finally! a happy ending i’m waiting for~ but i need more behind the scenes.. The Cang Qiong peak is not used to seeing shamelessness ehehe

  86. Suddenly it’s the end, I wasn’t ready…
    SQH and LMY are our ship’s captains lol

  87. Thank you for translating. I really love this story and had been re-read it for 5 times now while waiting for the next chapters. I just have a question. Did Zuzhi-Lang died? I can’t seem to understand the part that Tianlang-Jun can bring his body back to the demon race. If he did die, I don’t think that I can take it. I love his character and believe that he deserves to live on…

    1. Yeah, it wasn’t clear before but in this chapter it seems that ZZL died. *sobs*

    2. Um.. I just want to confirm something.. i am sad when i read that it is implied that ZZL is dead.. so i went ahead and read the raws.. however there is no mention about him at last chap.. um,, forgive me if i am wrong but perhaps perhaps perhaaapppsss.. ZZL might be able to still live??

    3. What you read was the unedited version. Back then MXTX didn’t make it clear at all.

    4. Oh i see.. aish truly unfortunate.. so MXTX make it clear in official chapter??

    5. OMG! ZZL died… after rereading it, it really is so. Seems I really imprinted a happy ending for him in my head and misread the first time. So sad

  88. I can’t believe it actually ended, I wanna cry so badly now ;_;
    Thanks for the translations!!
    I think this novel literally became my fav so far, and this HE is so beautiful but bittersweet (for me) that I don’t know what to do now my with my life, aaa

  89. I’m crying. CRYING. The ending is perfect and I hate it. I’m not ready to finish reading this yet!!! I’m not ready for the story to end!! QAQ

  90. Ah… This is the end. I will miss the main story, but there’s still extra to be waiting for.

    Thank you for all of the translator hard work for bringing this story beautifully.

  91. Adriana Feraru

    So, it was the lady with the covered face the one who wrote that balad?) is she one of us, huh?)))

  92. Awww, that was wonderful. My heart has been healed…

    “The story between you and me has only just begun”

    Thank you for translating Scum Villain (´・ᴗ・`)♡

  93. It’s over…thankyou for TLing this wonderful story…👍
    I’ve been waiting this update since the date turn 5, and i don’t know how many times i refreshing NU page 😅

  94. PickledPancakes

    Thank you. Thank you for all your hard work in translating this novel. I truly appreciate it. The ending was nice and sweet, I shed some tears over it though :’) I’m going to miss waiting for these updates D: ONE OF THE BEST CHINESE WEB NOVELS ARE ENDING
    HOW CAN I NOT BE SAD. :’C thank you!!

  95. No words can describe how I feel.
    It’s finally over, huh?
    Thanks for all of your efforts throughout this entire journey.
    Really, truly appreciate everything.

  96. Hmm, this is the revised ending right? I seem to remember it playing out differently when I Mtl-ed the raws. Tbh, I like the other ending better, where they flew away on SQQ’s sword whilst the rest of the crowd pitched a fit, haha.

    1. 🙂 The original version was more raw/less polished, IMO, which is pretty fun sometimes. It’s all a matter of personal taste. This was MXTX’s first novel and it kinda shows but I love it anyway. I love this ending.

      I know quite a few who prefer the original version but many do like the revised one more… but most people won’t notice much difference. Only the super fans have read more than one version, hahaha.

      Edit: Oh wait, I think I know what you mean. There’s an extra with a different POV that shows this scene with more stuff happening, I think. Maybe it was the Airplane extras?

  97. Wait wait wait, so Airplane initially planned on writing a gay male protagonist with a gay romance storyline but didn’t because he needed his stories to appeal to the vulgar taste? And everything that’s happened (thanks to Shen Yuan) is basically how he’d have liked the story to go?

    I mean… Wow. I feel glad for Airplane. I really felt sorry for him because he had had so many ideas for this novel but had to give them up in favor of satisfying his readers/paying the bills but now as the author he finally saw the story go in the direction he wanted even if he hadn’t been able to write it that way. That’s a very nice turn for him and once again I love his character and I’m glad for him♥

  98. Wow. Another epic story. So when did he actually realizes that he likes LBH? Was it the previous chapter? How did he come to terms with his sexuality? I think it was lacking on that aspect, or maybe I was just looking for some cheesy confessions, some self realizations and whatnot. Though I really liked the SQQ’s conversation with Airplane. And I laughed at the national homos. Lol!

    Thanks for the translation! Kudos! I do hope I’ll be satisfied with the extras. Haha. Looking forward to it. Good work translators and BC novels!

    1. Sqq has loved lbh for a while now he just wasn’t honest with himself about it that’s just the kind of character sqq is xD
      Openly proclaiming that he will run away with lbh is quite the love confession for his standards lol and everyone knows what that means ♡

  99. So it’s finally over, huh…
    GODDAMMIT WHYY?!?! I’m crying but idk if it’s because I’m happy that they got their HE or cos I’m sad that this is over QAQ

    Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

    1. finally we reached this point, greatest appreciation to the translator team. scum villain is a beautiful novel with very humane characters and great character development. you did a great job translating everything, thank you for giving me a chance to get to know this novel 🙂

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