Chapter 42: The First Scene (2)

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In the makeup room, Tang Feng put on ancient styled Chinese robes and a long-haired wig for the first time. Looking at the familiar yet strange reflection in the mirror, he had an inexplicably peculiar feeling.

“You could act as Warrior Lanling at this point!” The makeup artist in charge of styling Tang Feng exclaimed as she added the finishing touches to his look.

Although Tang Feng had always lived abroad, he was well-versed in Chinese history. Naturally, he knew who Warrior Lanling was.

Warrior Lanling was a famous general of ancient China, known as a man with a soft face but a strong spirit; both his voice and face were beautiful. As a general for his country, he diligently executed even the most trifling matters. His generosity was such that every time he received something good to eat, even if it was a squash and a few fruits, he’d share with his subordinates. In history, he could be counted as a well-known male beauty. Unfortunately, he had a quite regrettable end.

While Tang Feng was lost in thought, the makeup artist finished his look. She looked at the classical-looking beauty in the mirror and smiled, “I was planning on adding some accessories earlier, but now I think you look even better as you are.”

Dressed in a simple snow-colored robe and a silver waistband that defined his waist, Tang Feng appeared the essence of elegance. Facial features that already looked like they were painted on, when paired with the long hair, made him seem like an ancient character walking out of a thousand-year-old painting. His erect posture made him all the more handsome.

His entire person exuded modesty and simple gracefulness, presenting a soothing vision for the eye on a hot summer day.

“I feel like I can be the male version of .” Tang Feng smilingly hugged the makeup artist. “Thank you.”

“You- you’re welcome…” The makeup artist blushed. “If you really want to thank me, take a picture with me.”Tang Feng joyfully agreed, and Xiao Yu helped the two take a photograph.

It was about time for Tang Feng’s scene, so the other workers called him outside. After he left, the makeup artist looked at their photo together, and after a moment of thinking, decided to upload it to her .

At this point, she only thought that Tang Feng looked exactly like someone out of a painting, so she posted it out of habit. She had no idea that by the time she checked on the post again after work, it would become the third most popular post in the daily rankings.

It still wasn’t Tang Feng’s turn to act by the time he got to the shooting area, so he went over to chat with the props-master. Since his character was a musician that played the , Tang Feng felt that it would only be right to actually play it during his scene. Sadly, all the instruments were fake, so Tang Feng lost the opportunity to show off his musical talent.

Would you expect a patient with heart problems to play an electric guitar? At age thirty, Tang Feng was already studying health preservation as though he were forty. Drinking tea, playing chess, playing the piano, the guqin, or any kind of stringed instrument; he knew them all. The good thing about movies is that the work is short but intense, and resting time is long. With more leisure time, the things he learned naturally increased.

Especially in the latter half of his fame, Tang Feng became increasingly severe when it came to choosing scripts, so his free time also opened up. For an actor to better his acting skills and personal excellence, it was not enough to just lounge around at home or occasionally go dancing.

Not long into his chat, others from the film crew asked him to get ready. It was finally his turn.

This was his “first scene”. His first since becoming the new Tang Feng.

Tang Feng often felt that he was now living for two people. Besides, he had always believed that he must live this life well, and film his movies and shows perfectly.


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Translator: Nuddles
Proofreaders: KN, Syrra

A beautiful female ghost from a series of fantasy short stories. She is coerced to participate in ritual murders in the service of a demon.
A micro-blogging platform in China.
An ancient Chinese instrument with seven strings.

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25 Comments so far:

  1. Shizuka says:

    Thank you very much for this new chapter!!!

  2. xena nais says:

    please please update every week I’m dying of suspense

  3. xena nais says:

    thank you I love this novel

  4. Zana says:

    Thank you for the update and what a cliffhanger :)

  5. Nobody says:

    Yeu another chapter!!!
    Now we have to wait for a month for the next one :(

  6. Tangy Citrus says:

    Thank you very much for this update!!!
    ohohoho, I’m liking that hair stylist; wonder if she’ll be back or stays as a recurring character? one question though, wouldn’t she need the permission or Tang Feng’s OK to post the picture?
    way to go TF! your generosity and good-nature brought you a big stroke of luck!! I wish I could get a hug from him too~ haha :P

    • Tangy Citrus says:

      i forgot to say that i couldn’t believe the instruments were fake! was this movie low budget or didn’t want anyone to play actual music themselves or something?
      Warrior Lanling sounds interesting to learn about, especially see how he looked. Anyone know where to go to find out?

      • PiKairi says:

        LOL. I believe most actors don’t play the instruments they seem to on TV. It’s hard to master an instrument, especially considering that these are the more ancient ones. Just think of it like a prop.

        • Amaya Ishimoto says:

          Yeah, I don’t think they really play the instrument most of the time. So far, all the times I see them with instruments in dramas, their motions don’t match with the music -.- which kind of bothers me but oh well.

      • Amaya Ishimoto says:

        It’s probably this guy that they were talking about. Not too sure though.

  7. khanokkorn says:

    can you update every week or two please!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. sabertut says:

    Ohh me gosh, an update finally ! ♥♥♥ thnk you so much, Tang Feng is starting to gain some popularity here I’m so happy xD

  9. says:

    I sense that Tian Yin might get a reprieve from an early death.

    Thanks for the chapter!

  10. Devil says:

    Awesome, another update. Thank very much.
    :] Always looking forward reading this.

  11. yadane says:

    Surprisingly and unexpectedly this is a very interesting novel!!! I am hooked to the core and can’t wait to see what will happen next.
    Thank goodness I gave it a try when I was reluctant to start from the very beginning.

    Thank you for all the hard work!

  12. Oniisama says:

    !!! Thank you for the new update I have been waiting for it T_T
    Definitely love Truestar a lot, haha
    thank you for your hard work, your translations are always so fluid. It is a pleasure to read. ⌒.⌒

  13. JJ says:

    wow! new updates…the story is getting interesting. thanks

  14. Alice says:

    Wow finally!!
    Thank you for the chapter.. *bowing* ;)

  15. Acacha says:

    thank you for the new chapter XD

  16. Miki says:

    Wow… Finally there’s an update..
    Thank you….

  17. Miki says:

    Yay… Update.
    Thank you…..

  18. Asushi says:

    Sa-weet! Thank you very much GC staff! I and truly grateful of the updates! Tut- tut, Looks like Tang Feng’s first scene will be much more well-know than he suspects after the shooting….

  19. ErikaBoo says:

    lol 2nd one to comment.. praise me! xD

    thank you cery much for the translation I have been stalking your page for quite a while now. <3

  20. tart says:

    Thank you so much for the new release! xD

    (Btw mind if I ask why there’s no link to this chapter on the Projects page?)

    • a giraffe says:

      LOL. You read this very early. I didn’t expect anyone to have seen it yet. Usually, I get it scheduled and published first before linking the chapter to the projects page later. That being said, links should be added right about now. :)


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