Mr. Gu and the Evil Dog Lu [Entertainment Circle] - Chapter 4
Translated by: Jimini Pabo
After Lu Yan left, Gu Xu was still sitting in the conference room flipping through the contract.
The boss did not leave, so his subordinate naturally did not dare to move. The staff said with a dry smile: “I did not expect Lu Yan this person …. is actually quite easy to talk to. “
Gu Xu chuckled, picked up the contract and walked out of the conference room, leaving a message: “Let Xu Fei help sort out the great resources on hand during this period of time and send them to my office.”
Xu Fei is Gu Xu’s assistant. He has been with Gu Xu for four years. He knocked on his boss’s office door with a stack of documents.
Gu Xu took the document handed over by Xu Fei, flipped through it, and picked out two copies, one for the male one resource in the TV series, and one for the reality show’s fixed team: “Negotiate for these two.”
“Yes.” After Xu Fei took it, he remembered that the company had just signed a big star. He was not sure about the owner of the two resources and asked, “Is it for Master Lin?”
Gu Xu raised his eyes, “Or else?”
Xu Fei coughed, “I’ll arrange it right away.”
Gu Xu gave a hum and pulled out a script from the bottom. It was a movie script with a quite famous writer and director
“Give this script to Lu Yan and let him audition as soon as it is appropriate.”.
Xu Fei was quick and efficient, and came back in less than half an hour with a reply: “Lu Yan said that he had already picked up a movie, but there Is no schedule for these few months.”
For the rest of the words, he paused for a moment before he continued , “He also said that the movie would be picked up just after the termination of the contract, and it will be within the contract period. So he wants to hand in the company shares.”
Gu Xu suddenly remembered that when he saw Lu Yan in the morning, his lips were curved and his eyes were quiet, as though nothing could disturb him.
“Since it was picked up before the signing of the contract, there is no need to hand in the share.” Gu Xu rubbed the pen in his hand. “Has Lin Qing’s agent been arranged?”
“It has been arranged. The agent is a veteran in the industry, and has brought over quite a few big stars.”
Gu Xu rubbed his eyes: “Let him clean up all other artists under him and bring only Lin Qing.”
Xu Fei, who knew there would be such an arrangement, lowered his eyebrows and said, “Don’t worry, he just jumped ship from another company, and didn’t bring any other artists.”
Lu Yan finished filming the last scene, and all his scenes in this TV series were finished.
Although he acted as the first male lead, the drama was a palace fight drama, so his role as an Emperor did not even have scenes as much as the third female lead. Hence by the time all his scenes were finished filming, the whole drama was only halfway through the shooting process.
So, there was no need to attend the celebratory banquet for now…..it’s just simply awesome.
He refused the crew’s invitation to dinner without delaying everyone’s shooting, and went home early.
As soon as he got back to his apartment, Lu Yan called Chen Jing.
Although his name sounded feminine, Chen Jing was a big man with a beer belly and a masculine voice: “Boy, have you finished reading the script?”
Lu Yan smiled, “Yes, when does the filming start?”
Chen Jing: “Why? What’s the hurry? This is the first film I’m directing, so I’ll have to do it in detail in every aspect! “
Lu Yan turned on speakerphone and took off his clothes to take a shower: “I’ve signed with a new company, so the schedule can’t be empty for too long.”
Chen Jing was silent for a moment: “Okay, then I will hurry up. You must save me a schedule for this month..”
Lu Yan teased him: “Why, who said a few years ago that I had no acting skills and wanted to replace me?”
Chen Jing said: ” Stop showing off! Hang up and go have dinner.”
After taking a shower, Lu Yan loosely hung his bathrobe around his waist, picked up his cell phone and ordered takeout.
After the order, he was idle and bored and opened a mobile game called ‘Werewolf’.
[t/n: the game name is 把手游狼人杀 (Bǎshǒu yóu lángrén shā) which can be translated as Killing werewolf/ werewolf killing/ kill a werewolf, but since they don’t sound like a game name, I’ve decided to call it just werewolf.]
Werewolf is a speech game, good people have to listen to the speech to choose the werewolf in mind, and then vote out the werewolf. The werewolf can kill one person every night, and then hide among the good people during the day, trying to disturb the line of sight and not be voted by the good people.
After entering the game, he took a civilian card.
Civilians are the so-called “eyes closed players”. They have no information and no functions. They can only rely on words to determine what cards the other people are holding.
– That is, a very poor card. The card holder can be easily framed by the werewolf and if they speak inappropriately, they will be suspected by good people.
The game started at night, the time for the werewolf to kill. Since his was a civilian card his phone screen went pitch black. Bored, he raised his hand and rubbed his chin, only to realize that his beard hadn’t shaved yet.
His role as the emperor was poisoned by a woman and would lay dying on the dragon bed. In order to achieve the desired effect, he did not shave for the past few days.
Remembering that he had an activity to attend the day after tomorrow, he went into the bathroom to clean up the residue of his beard.
He put his phone on the wash table and pulled out a tissue to cover the front camera of the phone.
Because the expression and manner when speaking is also a way to distinguish werewolves, the front camera of this mobile game, Werewolf, is turned on compulsorily when players are talking, but most players will not show their faces, after all, they are strangers on the Internet. And it was even less likely for Lu Yan to show his face.
In the office, Gu Xu looked at the documents in his hand, which were detailed information on several live webcast platforms.
In recent years, the Internet has developed and many business opportunities have sprouted. E-sports is the most popular product. Even the live broadcast platform has slowly become popular.
Fa Xiao Chen Yiming is the owner of a certain live broadcast platform. He makes a lot of money out of it even with less commitment towards managing it. Gu Xu thought that it was not bad and intended to buy one.
After watching for a while, he threw the file aside, picked up his IPAD and downloaded these live broadcast platforms.
Rather than looking at these data, it is better to conduct a direct field investigation.
The first on the recommendation to play was Doumao TV. Gu Xu clicked on it and glanced at it randomly. Several popular anchors had five or six figures of viewership and a lot of traffic.
[t/n: Doumao/ 斗猫TV literally means cat fighting and didn’t seem that much of a good name for broadcasting platform, so i will be sticking with pinyin.]
He clicked on a live broadcast, with a small number of people, only a few thousand people. He expected it to be a common game interface, but it was something similar to a small video game.
The anchor is a little girl who looked average and had a sweet voice: “Player No. 7 speaking, I am a prophet (* magic card, can see other people’s card every night). The card that I checked yesterday was number 8 and it was the werewolf card.”
Gu Xu frowned, what was she talking about? How can thousands of people watch this thing?
He was about to quit the live broadcast room when he heard a low male voice come out slowly.
“Heh,” the owner of the voice first sneered, “No. 8 is a hunter card (*magic card, you can shoot and take away a player at will after you are out), and No. 7 is the werewolf.”
The voice was magnetic, a little lazy and very familiar. Yet that person’s video function was blank.
The people in the barrage became agitated.
“6666666, Huantiao(defending jump) (* werewolf says he is a prophet) to a hunter card. The anchor is really something.”
“Ah ah ah, the voice of this little brother, monkey, listen!”
” Those with a good voice are generally ugly. Just look at this player, why did he cover the camera if he was not ugly?”
“System: XXXXX was banned by the room management for 24 hours.”
The administrator of this platform was not bad.
Gu Xu retracted the finger that was on the exit button, put the tablet on the desk, and continued to wait for the eighth player to speak.
The voice was familiar. He didn’t know what he was doing, and felt like he couldn’t open his mouth.
After the twelve players finished their speeches,it was the anchor’s turn to speak again. Her small face collapsed: “No way, too unlucky. I jumped to a hunter card. I will be out today. I hope my wolf teammates can cheer me up…. .”
After the anchor finished speaking, it was the eighth player’s turn to speak.
And this time, the video function of the eighth player was not blank.
In the video, there is an off-white bathroom background, as well as a lively male’s half-naked body. The man was tall, with great muscle lines, well-proportioned and fair skin. A white bath towel hung loosely around his waist. The mermaid line between the hips was half exposed; extremely tempting.
But the camera only showed the area below the neck, not the face
Female anchor: “Ahhhhh! My goodness! What’s this?! Ah…I’m going to faint!”
With that, she covered her eyes with her hands, and her middle finger and index finger tactfully opened a wide gap.
“233333 anchor can stop acting. If you want to see it, you can watch it generously.”
“This figure, my nosebleed is coming out, even though I’m a man? “
“Report! I’d like to report it! Sex / Love Anchor! “
“Oh, is this a good figure? The muscles are not as big as mine. “
“Who likes muscles as big as a hammer these days? This is the right proportion, lick,lick,lick it!”
The number of people in the live broadcast suddenly reached five figures, and the anchor cleverly changed the name of the room to “Werewolf meets muscle brother!”, and a lot of people poured in in an instant.
Gu Xu narrowed his eyes.
The man in the camera has not found anything wrong. He was lifting his right hand, leaning forward slightly, and there was the hum of the machine in the background. Now most people in the live broadcast room guessed that he was shaving.
“Hmm? Number seven, that’s it? In fact, I am not a hunter card, I am a civilian card. I just said that to scare you, how can you be so mediocre. ” The man smiled, ” Since I cheated a wolf out, it means that I am not a werewolf card. I hope the good people present will not suspect me.”
With that, he finished what he was doing, buried his head under the sink, and opened the water to wash his chin.
Then everyone saw the man bending over and discover the camera. He looked surprised and the movement of catching water in his hand also stopped.
With clear eyebrows, straight nose and thin lips, it was Lu Yan with a dazed face. There was still some foam left beside his slightly opened lips, and his half naked body was full of colour.
After a few seconds of silence, the live broadcast room exploded in an instant. While screaming, the anchor neatly changed the room name to ‘Werewolf kills to Lu! Yan!!!’
The live broadcast page on the tablet was also completely obscured by the barrage. There were no gaps to see at all.
Gu Xu chuckled softly and raised his hand to close… the barrage.
Lu Yan looked at the tissue paper that had fallen on the ground since who knows when, and was a little confused.
But he quickly reacted. He hurriedly wiped his hands, lifted his phone, and the camera was pulled above his neck.
Then he smiled and said, “Do I look like a male celebrity?”
The people in the barrage burst into laughter.
“Hahahahaha yeah, it looks like someone called Lu Yan!”
“Husband! Husband! Husband!!”
“Selling Lu Yan muscle photos for XX yuan, add XXXXX if you want.”
As soon as Lu Yan finished, other players suddenly gave him some “overtime card” prop, and his speaking time was immediately extended from one minute to ten minutes. He sighed and seemed unable to hold it any longer.
He looked up, stopped struggling and winked at the camera: “It’s rare to relax. I hope everyone keeps it a secret. I’m a civilian card here and that’s the end of speech.”
However, Lu Yan was the only one who was still talking about the game. The other players behind him were laughing madly. Some were asking him for his contact information, some were asking him to add them as friends to play together, and that as long as he adds them, they will help him keep it a secret.
But it was all until player 7 spoke, the girl pretended to be calm and said, “This is player 7 speaking. Husband Yan, I would also like to keep it a secret for you, but I am a Doumao anchor and there are 3,00,000 people in my live broadcasting room now.”