Chapter 16.2

By | March 2, 2017

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Chapter 16.2

no homework today so I translated an extra chapter to make up for all the chapters I missed last week!

also not 100% ill be able to make it for tomorrow’s regular post, I’ve got badminton try outs and won’t get home until very late, *brings racquet and war paint* THE BATTLE BEGINS





“And what else?”  Mo Zhen didn’t care much about this incident. , If  things had already developed to this point and the company still wished to make him get involved with Song Ni, it would be like making him shred  his entire reputation.

  ”The script for Forbidden God’s Zone 3″ will be changed, and the role of Song Ni … may not last long.”

  Mo Zhen looked at Tang Qiang in surprise, ah., He  did not predict that they would take this action. The character Song Ni played, Nessa, had a special role., Although  she did not have too many scenes, her identity was that of Gao Sen’s assistant., It was likely that she should appear in God Forbidden Zone 4,5 and 6.

  Now that the script was being changed, it cut off all of the possibilities.

  ”Emperor Mo, now you won’t want to quit the job right?” Tang Qiang got up and filled a cup with hot water, and placed it in front of Mo Zhen.

  However, as usual, Mo Zhen was unmoved by Tang Qiang’s efforts, “The old man had the heart to give up Song Ni?”

  Tang Qiang chuckled. Last night he had been in a meeting until 2 in the morning. “They will probably develop another set of programs for Song Ni. However, you know that the chairman finds it extremely annoying when the company’s artists get caught up in a scandal, no matter how high of a position they have.”

  Mo Zhen really had no viable reason to quit., Kai Huang was one of the largest out of the companies in the entertainment industries., In addition to packaging an idol and developing them, the management of the artists could also be described as more or less harsh. This was also why Kai Huang had only had a small number of artists that had gotten involved in scandals or gossip.

  ”The script will be changed today, tomorrow shooting will resume, so do not be late.” Tang Qiang looked at Mo Zhen, there was nothing to worry about anymore.

  ”I know.” Mo Zhen stood up and was ready to leave, however, a knock came from outside of Tang Qiang’s door.

  ”Come in.”

  The door was pushed open, Zhang Chengyi also came from outside. Mo Zhen had already lifted his body to get up, however when he noticed someone coming in, he quickly put down his feet, calmly turned himself, and re-sat in the chair.

  Zhang Chengyi also went to Tang Qiang’s desk. He saw Mo Zhen sitting there but did not do a courtesy greeting and only nodded his head at him in recognition; switching his gaze back to  Tang Qiang, he said, “Tang Dong, what happened?”

  Tang Qiang looked at the unmoving mountain Mo Zhen and pointed to the space next to him, “Sit ah.”

  ”I’m fine.” Zhang Chengyi did not move as he stood in place and only looked at Tang Qiang in the eyes, “If there’s something to say, please say it.”

  Tang Qiang’s eyebrows scrunched up with slight displeasure as he raised his face and stared back at Zhang Chengyi, his voice becoming more strict and blunt, “Chengyi, Oh ~ MY God! is a team, yet you don’t get along well at all with the rest of your teammates., Not only is it harming your development, it’s also harming the entire team’s development. “

  Zhang Cheng bit his lip, but did not answer.

  Tang Qiang, as instructed by the director, continued to speak to Zhang Cheng. “As a company’s artist, I think you should first learn to obey the company’s management.”

  Zhang Cheng also chuckled twice as he glanced at Mo Zhen sitting on the couch. He turned to Tang Qiang said: “Does Emperor Mo also need to obey?”

  ”Wait until you’re standing as high as Emperor Mo, then you can come and talk to me about that.” Tang Qiang seemed to be irritated by Zhang Chengyi’s attitude, and his entire facial expression looked like he was in a very bad mood. The sudden change of atmosphere made Ah Yao a little scared, making her shiver in fright as  she subconsciously drifted to hide behind Mo Zhen.

  ”Tang Qiang, lower your voice.” Mo Zhen leaned back on the leather couch, very casually listening to their dialogue so there was no point in hiding it anyway.

  Tang Qiang listened to Mo Zhen’s advice and drank a cup of coffee to clear his throat.

  The hands at Zhang Chengyi’s side slowly balled into fists, though the volume of his voice did not increase, “Even if I listen to the company’s commands and develop as they wish, I will never stand at his height!”

  Tang Qiang and Mo Zhen looked at him., Even  Ah Yao was determined to look at him. The office was so quiet, only their slight breathing was heard inside the room.

  ”Those fans of yours, they only like the person the company has shaped you into., If  you remove this layer and shell, then in the end, you are worth nothing.” Mo Zhen’s voice was low and sweet without any sense of color or care., Each  word felt like it could pierce  into a person’s heart like a thorn.

  Even if the words were painful, they were still true.

  The sorrow of an artist was that they would have to become another person in order for the world to like them. Although their true self and the person on the TV or movie screen may be different from each other by a thousand miles, they would still have to play another character in front of the camera.

  Because an artist’s job was to make people like them.

  Tang Qiang glanced at Mo Zhen for a moment, and then finally took over, “What Mo Zhen said was right, the entertainment industry is very tough. If you do not want the company to develop you in any way, then it is going to be very hard to make it out on your own.”

  This was not a threat., Tang Qiang had encountered many people who entered the entertainment industry without experience. They  were carrying lifelong dreams, that they would be the next superstar. But the fact was that only the best could become a superstar, and out of the thousands of celebrities, only Mo Zhen could be crowned as the Emperor of the industry.

  Zhang Cheng did not say anything., He  just stood in place for a while and then walked out of Tang’s office.

  Mo Zhen looked up and glanced at Tang Qiang for a moment and asked: “He wants to go solo?”

  ”Well,” Tang Qiang nodded, ” he thinks that being in a group limits his development.” Tang Qiang said, “He does have some talent, but he is too poor to go through any backdoors.”

  Ambitious, this was a common trait among all the new idols.

  Tang Qiang’s eyes swept the few sample albums and he pressed the call button, “Han Mei Mei , come in.”

  Han Mei Mei came in very quickly and Tang Qiang handed her an album sample: “Tell LILI, the next album will have this cover.”

  ”Yes, Tang Dong.” Han Mei Mei  took the photo and looked down. The new picture Tang Qiang had picked did not have the most popular Zhang Chengyi standing in the middle., Instead , the person standing on the middle was someone Zhang Chengyi did not get along with, his bandmate, Wu Yan.


note: I used the word artist to describe well, literally everyone in the entertainment industry, I think that’s what they call it usually in the english world


speaking of 1D breaking up into 4, it’s now almost been 2 years since they’ve split up, I know because my best friend has been counting the days.

Chapter 16.1
Chapter 17.1

6 thoughts on “Chapter 16.2

  1. Angelyn Sabordo

    This guy gives me Oh Wonbin vibes but that is my delusional brain coming up with bs as usual. The harsh realities of idol packaging formula. To be talented, polite, cheerful and humble at all times. Maintain the image they sculpted of you in return for a chance of success. It takes not only talent and hard work but luck. Our Emperor Mo has it in spades. Wonder what that kid got to do with anything tho, unless he’s only a one note character…

  2. Vishaakha

    Thanks for translating.

    It would be better if you can post 1 chapter at a time then breaking it into 2 parts as they are relatively smaller.

  3. Faina

    Ahhh… Life in the limelight sure is tiring. Having to please others and building a fake image of oneself. I’m glad that I’m not involved in the industry cuz I’m not sure I’d be able to pretend being someone else without snapping in the long run.

    Thanks for translating, btw! It was sweet of Mo Zhen telling Tang Qiang to lower his voice cuz the atmosphere was scaring Ah Yao <3


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