微微一笑很倾城 Chapter Thirty Two “Rumours

[1] 才华 is the noun describing somebody with talent. The 才 can also be a prefix to 男 (male) or 女(nv) to describe them as talented as they did for Person C.

Chapter Thirty Two Rumours

The university forums had, due to the romance between the CompSci faculty’s top genius and top beauty, been very noisy and crowded. After a few days, it has quieted as there were no new gossip appearing. But on Saturday night, a new posting appeared, and once again attracted all of the students.

The topic of the post was –– Revealed! Our university’s celebrated female talent challenging scandalous beauty!

Excitement! Today I aimlessly went onto a certain talented gir’s blog and found a very fresh post! I really was just glancing over, but who knew that after a read I was excited, the more I read, the more excited I got. So I’m taking it to share with everybody.

Blog website: http://www.xxxxx.blog.XXX.com.cn

I’m not virtuous, pasted the whole post.

And then the OP pasted the entire blog post which was titled 《Who was it that let you not have 34c》. The post was very long. In the beginning, it was about a few meaningless topics, and then described how the author had gone to drink coffee yesterday afternoon with her friends. It had started describing the taste and décor of the cafe. And after that was the part highlighted by the poster.

… …

… …

Accidentally started talking about the scandal that shook the university these past days. Can’t help but cry.

Person A can’t help but mourn: It can be seen that men, no matter how talented or otherworldly, would only always love a woman’s face.


Person B didn’t agree and pointed towards Person C sitting beside them: Isn’t Person C even more beautiful? She is both talented and beautiful, and they knew each other first.

Person C is an amazing beauty, brimming with talent. For Person Xiao, she was infatuated. Today, she lost to somebody unequal to her, her disappointment and sorrow cannot be expressed in words.

Person A said: Person C is an innocent. It’s probably her techniques that weren’t as good as others.

I laughed at Person C: Yeah, who let you not have 34c.

After that was another narrative. In every word there were hints of intelligence to tempt men and it seemed to also hide a bit of bruised pride and narcissism.

The author was called Ai Xiang Nai Er, a notable person inside the university, who had the label of being talented. Usually, she liked to write paragraphs on coffee and Western music. Supposedly, she had a column on some famous magazine.

Er Xi got angrier as she read: “What talent, this is just plain personal attacks!”

Wei Wei didn’t speak, her finger calmly pressing on the mouse to scroll down. The post had been up for a while. There were a lot of replies, many of them agreeing.

But this wasn’t strange. Even though Wei Wei had good grades, but she came out of a normal family and didn’t have some special talent. To people outside the CompSci faculty, their impression usually stopped on her outstanding appearance. Now that she had been called such by Ai Xiang Nai Er, a majority felt the same.

Of course, there were those that thought Ai Xiang Nai Er was very tasteless and jealous, and there were some also guessing who Person C could be. For this, somebody had opened a separate thread to bet. The university beauty Meng Yi Ran was the most popular guess.

Xiao Ling and Si Si had a stomach full of anger. Xiao Ling laughed coldly: “This type of woman probably thinks that all the men in the world should love her. If they don’t love her, then it is because they are shallow and don’t understand inner beauty.”

Si Si put out an idea: “Lets post Wei Wei’s grades, embarrass the heck out of her.”

Wei Wei finally spoke: “Reply to what? This type of post, the one getting shamed isn’t me.”

She hadn’t finishing reading the replies but Wei Wei clicked the red x on the top right corner. Rage was obviously there, but seeing Er Xi and the others burning with righteous anger for her, Wei Wei felt more peaceful. There was no reason to reply. Real life wasn’t a game. In a game, what is required is rashness, to strike back without any hesitation. In real life, there are many things to consider. There is a need to pick the most rational course of action. Not retaliating was a bit depressing, but it was better than putting on a show for others.

But coming back to it, Wei Wei could be so calm was because this post only touched a meaningless part of her. If it had stepped into forbidden grounds, she would have gone to confront them in person. It wasn’t as if she hadn’t done it before.

Having nothing else to say and saying goodbye to Yu Gong and the others, Wei Wei shut down the computer and went into the washroom to prepare for bed.

Er Xi chased over and knocked on the door: “Wei Wei, aren’t you angry?”

Putting away the towel she was wiping her face with, Wei Wei looked at herself in the mirror. Her gaze was calm, and she said, “They are complimenting me for having both talent and beauty, why be angry?”

Er Xi irritatedly said: “Wei Wei, are your eyes blind? They didn’t say you had talent [1], they clearly said you don’t have brains.”

“The “body” is also a talent.” Wei Wei opened the washroom door, “And also, brains, this kind of thing, can only be mutually recognized by people who are on the same level.”

Er Xi didn’t manage to react immediately. After understanding, she looked admiringly at Wei Wei: “Wei Wei, you are nasty!”

This wasn’t anything. Using Yu Gong’s words, this wasn’t one hair compared to Da Shen’s nine bulls.

Wei Wei made a weird face at her.

Er Xi calmed down a bit. With her anger disappearing, her brain went to other places. Her eyes scanned back and forth across a certain part of Wei Wei’s body, Er Xi very vulgarly asked; “Wei Wei, are you really 34c?”

Saterday evening finished with Er Xi’s beating.

Da Shen still didn’t call, but Wei Wei wasn’t angry. Before he had left, Da Shen had already said. On the first day, there might not be time to call her.

The second day, surpassing Wei Wei’s expectations, the blog incident levelled up. The first reason, the male side of the CompSci faculty descended into madness.

It wasn’t possible for them not to be mad.

The CompSci faculty was always skewed in favour of the males, there never was enough porridge to go around for the monks. It was rare enough to produce an university beauty, and this beauty didn’t commit “adultery.” She was produced and stayed within the faculty. That wasn’t easy! And now she was being criticized for not having brains?

You don’t have brains, your whole family doesn’t have brains.

The above, was the thought of every single male in the faculty.

Therefore, Ai Xiang Nai Er’s blog was hacked by somebody. They also posted up the scholarship list for the second year students in the CompSci faculty, and in passing, the list for scholarships in the faculty that Ai Xiang Nai Er was in. Against all expectations, Ai Xiang Nai Er’s name wasn’t there.

Comparing the two, the point was made.

On Sunday night, Er Xi crouched in front of the computer, her heart full of admiration: “Our faculty’s boys are too cute. Good men!”

Si Si also crouched there; “Wei Wei, was it your Da Shen that did this?”

Wei Wei resolutely shook her head: “Definitely not, he would never do such straightforward things.”

Xiao Ling: “… … can you not use this type of reverent tone to say this kind of thing?”

Wei Wei chuckled a bit.

Si Si asked: “Right, what was your Da Shen’s reaction to this?”

“Uh, I didn’t say.”

Xiao Ling was going to faint: “You just spent that long on the phone and you didn’t say?!”

She forgot as soon as she took the call(╯﹏╰) … … Wei Wei was very innocent. And Da Shen was very busy.

Er Xi’s attention was still on the forums, “Wie Wei, you know Cao Guang and Liang Qing Ying? Why are they defending you? How strange.”

Cao Guang and Liang Qing Ying, was the second reason the blog incident had levelled up.

UA was never wanting for talented males and females. Ai Xiang Nai Er was one. Cao Guang and Liang Qing Ying were even more so. If it wasn’t that the light of Xiao Nai was too strong, these people might be even more famous.

Cao Guang, a true genius in languages, was famous for his cynical nature and overall bitterness with life.

Liang Qing Ying, a Chinese language and business talent, was famous for her unkind nature and her sharp tongue.

But these two people, were separately posting online to help defend Wei Wei.

Cao Guang said: The sourness is overwhelming. If you are just jealous, just say it. Why hide in the dark corner growing poisonous mushrooms? Learn from me. I’m jealous of Xiao Nai. What of it!

Liang Qing Ying didn’t mention the post, but told her own impressions of Wei Wei. She complimented Wei Wei for being a rarely seen chivalrous woman.

“It’s not really knowing.” Wei Wei was very surprise that these two would come out and speak. She wasn’t really familiar with them in any way.

Meeting Cao Guang, was because of a very unhappy misunderstanding.

This linguistics genius was always cynical and bitter about society. One day at the campus entrance, he had seen one famous beauty of the university come out of a very expensive car. Instantly, he was heartbroken over the darkness of society and used his cellphone to take photos that then were posted on the university forums. But he still had standards and cropped it in half. That half only had the girl’s long narrow legs sheathed in jeans and a certain famous brand of car.

The moment the post came out, because of the sensitivity of the topic and the sharpness of the pen of the author, it instantly became a hot topic. Wei Wei accidentally saw it and instantly exploded.

Because the person in the photo was her.

At the time, she was in her first year and hadn’t fallen into her present obsession with Dreams. In her spare time, she tutored a ten year old boy. The little boy was in a single-parent family with a working mother. It was on the way that day, so the mother had drive Wei Wei all the way to the entrance.

She didn’t think that this innocent act would become an issue of the virtues of UA’s female students. Wei Wei was really infuriated. Because of a certain somebody’s infamy, Wei Wei easily found the real person behind the ID. On the second day, she went over to the Foreign languages department to confront the person.

Cao Guang saw Bei Wei Wei immediately upon exiting the classroom and thought she had been coming to ask him to take down the photo. He put on a distaining expression and very coolly said: “What?”

He didn’t expect Wei Wei’s expression to be even more condescending, her tone even more cold, “Friend, I’m coming to rescue your worldview.”

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48 thoughts on “微微一笑很倾城 Chapter Thirty Two “Rumours”

  1. Reality is cruel. When you are at the top, someone will strive to bring you down.

    What she said to him, i wonder. How will XN react once he found is what im really looking forward to. ^^

  2. “The CompSci faculty was always skewed in favour of the males, there never was enough porridge to go around for the monks.”

    This line cracked me up! I love how the comp sci boys came to Wei Wei’s rescue.

    That jealous blogger and her friends remind me of Little Rain clan.

    1. I’m jealous too. I wish the guys in my CompSci program were like this lol!

      … Though maybe not considering the circumstances that it took for them to band together like this…

  3. It’s nice to see that Wei Wei can be so calm in such a situation and has acquaintances to back her up. Having friends to back her up is a given and likely scenario, but when people you don’t really know back you up, it shows how great you are in general. So proud of Wei Wei. I’m also curious what she said to him to change his worldview. 😀

  4. I’m so loving Wei Wei the more her inner layers are revealed little by little to the readers. Way to go to female leads who can be calm and strategic in these situations. Wonder what Nai He will say once he finds out. Those jealous biddies should be ashamed of themselves.

  5. You know what? Wei Wei is just to awesome in her own right.. i’ve just started on translated chinese novels journey and havent read much but combined with dramas and novels from other languages, it is so refreshing!

    The love story makes me (everyone) giddy but Wei Wei’s character (when not flustered which is cute) makes me so proud of her. Is it weird to admire a fictional character?

    1. I admire her. It’s possible to admire the values that the author puts into a character to build them. (Sometimes I wonder how the heck she wrote Shan Shan ~ but that’s probably because she’s a very good writer)

  6. I’d have to say Wei Wei is by far my most favourite Gu Man’s female character, because she’s so cool and collected (most of the times when Xiao Nai’s not involved) plus she’s got the beauty and the wit (her interactions with Yu Gong and the others are just so <3)

      1. I love Xiao Yao (from Lost You Forever) and Gu Yun (from A Generation of Military Counselor) but I’d have to say that Celaena from the Throne of Glass series because she’s so kickbutt 😀

    1. i spend the whole night to read this until the latest update… damn.. i should sleep coz i got things to take care off today… but dashen xiaonai is so hard to leave.. i wish i could dream of him..

      ps: thank you for the speedy updates.. though sometimes the sentence is quite confusing but its getting better, i guess maybe i was not familiar with your translation style yet so i having difficulties to understand at first.. but my reading become smoother after a few chapters.. keep it up 🙂

      1. Hahaha. I know. The first chapters are terrible. See, I translated them first (like normal people) and then I edited them in sequential order and then I posted them that way. I get better each cycle so the last chapters are always better than the earlier ones. *shrugs* I don’t have the time now to do another edit. If you could point out any bits that need fixing, that would be so helpful!

      2. i need to catch some sleep first.. its 9.30 and i haven’t sleep a blink (blame it on great master naihe). i will reread n take alook again later.. ps: don’t put too much expectation coz im not that great with english.. u know when u read my comments.. ahahaha.

  7. OMG, I love Wei Wei!! This is my third declaration of love for Wei Wei and she just continues to remind me why I love her so much 😀 🙂

    “Friend, I’m coming to rescue your worldview.”
    Seriously, mere words cannot express how much I love this character. If only all female leads in dramas, novels, etc were are awesome as Wei Wei.

    I am like Er Xi at the moment, just admiring the awesomeness that is Wei Wei. After meeting Wei Wei, I don’t think I can go back to weak, foolish, pushover female leads – Wei Wei might have single-handedly ruined other female leads for me, and I am totally fine with it!

    Thank you Gu Man and thank you wwyxhqc for bringing this awesome character into my life. LOL! 😀

  8. I listened to the radio drama and this part of the story completely lost me due to my poor Mandarin comprehension. Now, I can finally understand what the article was saying about Wei Wei.

    Who is Meng Yi Ran? I recall her being mentioned briefly at the basketball game on the day of Xiao Nai and Wei Wei’s first meeting, but there is not much information on her. So between Wei Wei and Meng Yi Ran, who is the more beautiful? I guess this chapter already tells us that Meng Yi Ran is the more flat-chested. 😛 Quite honestly, I think the article is more damaging to Meng Yi Ran, since now every guy is going to subconsciously stare at her chest and think, “Yup, definitely much flatter than Bei Wei Wei’s assets.” Besides, what is wrong with having a well-endowed, hot body with all the right curves and also having a beautiful face? Some people pay hundreds of thousands to get plastic surgeons to make them beautiful and some work their rear ends off at the gym to achieve the perfect physique, so if Wei Wei has the face and body of a goddess naturally, then all the more power to her! Those who belittle her assets are simply lacking in them and hence jealous. Making fun of such assets only shows pettiness.

    The CompSci boys are awesome. Now we know not to tick off anyone from CompSci because they apparently are excellent hackers. Haha. I wonder if the hackers are Yu Gong, Mo Zha Ta, and Hou Zi Jiu.

    1. Ok, I just went back and read the chapter on Meng Yi Ran during the basketball game. I sounds like Meng Yi Ran was voted the #1 beauty of A University and Wei Wei was voted as the #2 beauty of the entire university. However, if you read in between the lines, it appears that the votes were based on submitted pictures and the contestants were not judged in person. It is also implied that Meng Yi Ran had the better (photoshopped or airbrushed?) photo, whereas some random person submitted a sloppy photo of Wei Wei without her permission. Truthfully, the contest is not on “who is the most photogenic” but on “who is the most beautiful,” so shouldn’t the judging be based on the real person and not on photos? This setup seems very similar to the Dreams of Jianghu beauty contest, where Yao Yao was voted as Jianghu’s #1 Beauty purely on photos alone. And besides, Wei Wei didn’t even bother to enter in that contest.

    2. Yes, Meng Yi Ran was at the basketball game. Well, there’s no definitive answer on who is prettier but … … since Wei Wei is the one that’s the unanimous “most dangerous” and is not as “pure and innocent” the score evens out. What sucks about the article is that it wasn’t actually Meng Yi Ran who posted it, it was Ai Xiang Nai Er. But Meng Yi Ran is the one whose not coming out of it clean.

      I think Gu Man would have written it if it was the three of them since they would have boasted about it to Wei Wei.

      1. Why is Wei Wei considered “most dangerous” and “not pure and innocent?” Is it simply because she has a tantalizing figure that makes men think impure thoughts, whereas Meng Yi Ran has the figure of a preteen (no curves) and so she is “pure?” That is the only reason I can think of, since Wei Wei has not even dated anyone yet, so it is not as if she has a reputation as a femme fatale and is promiscuous. Regardless, that is unfair judging of the beauty contest, as the title is for “most beautiful” and not for “most innocent and child-like appearing.”

      2. A bit yes, but it also relates to the face. In China there is sort of two types of beauty, one that is more modern and another which is more “ancient”. It’s why some actresses act more in historical dramas rather than modern. Meng Yi Ran fits the stereotype of the convetional talented lady with the subdued looks, while Wei Wei is more bold in her beauty. Believe me, somebody else in this story dislikes this more than you do. 😀

      3. Hmm? What does your last sentence mean? Who dislikes what more than I do? Can you clarify because now you’ve piqued my curiosity. 🙂

      4. So in which chapter will the spoiler be revealed?

        I think I am getting the sense that Meng Yi Ran looks like the pretty girl next door, while Wei Wei looks like the lethal and seductive demoness who will suck men dry if they are not careful. 😛 Didn’t the sales lady at the clothing store say that Wei Wei can transform a prim and proper dress into a sexy, man-killer outfit? Good thing Xiao Nai is so confident in his own ability to hold onto such an alluring beauty.

      5. Yup,I like that comparison. Lethal and seductive demoness. After two more chapters, I’ll post the first outtake. It will be there.

  9. Yes.. yes.. jealous people are everywhere. Just because Mei Ran think she is the most beautiful in the campus.. naturally the guy she had crush on should choose her.. lol… she and her friends are no way in the brain section…
    Wei wei is a class of her own. I love it that she is strong, and not the whiney type who always wanted xiao nai’s support. The fact that she didnt mention this incident to him shows what type of a girl she is.. the same case with video issue and when someone who said she a used item when she married nai he..
    I am glad she has a strong back up from her friends and the the guys from her faculty… heheheh.. can i guess that the hacking was done by xiao nai’s friends? They are protective of dashen’s girl. And also the support from outsider. I wonder whats the story with Liang Qing Ying
    Cant wait to see what kind of action xiao nai will take about this issue..

    1. Did Ai Xiang Nai Er mention wei wei is only a beauty with big bust but has no brain? She did mention that her friend is amazing beauty, brimming with talent but no 34c cup… hahaha… May i assume she is not a CompSci students?
      Is that why her friend wanted to post her exam’s result and the guys posted the list of scholarship holders?

  10. Thank you for the updates….love Wei Wei’s character….yes..thank you Gu Man for somebody like Wei Wei and her friends. They just rocks…..

  11. Heroine Wei Wei strikes again!!! So much love for the comp science guys! Too adorable to be true 🙂

  12. “The “body” is also a talent.”
    – shanshan repeat this once, by saying “her body is certificate” xD

    I’m jealous of Xiao Nai. What of it! – Cao Guang
    – jealous of his popularity and intelligence or jealous of him for having faculty beauty as gf?

  13. I wonder why she felt the need to ask about bra size. They’re dorm mates aren’t they? They’d probably know that kind of thing about each other even if they didn’t want to.

    I love how she put that at the end 😉

    1. Well, I think (considering I’ve never been in a Chinese university), that they might be more conservative or maybe they didn’t pay attention?

      1. It has more to do with laundry getting mixed up than anything else. I suppose if they’re all super shy and keep their laundry to themselves and do all of it separately, then they wouldn’t know, but otherwise, finding out is just something that would happen with time. As for not looking, if she was the sort that wouldn’t look, then she’d also be the sort that wouldn’t ask.

      2. Ooh. Most universities don’t have laundry machines. It’s more of a tradition that women wash their undergarments by hand.

      3. Dunno, I lived off campus. When I had room mates though, you’d run into each other’s laundry in the laundry room if no where else. But I suppose if everyone had their own clothes hamper and was a neat freak and did their own laundry in different locations, then you wouldn’t necessarily see their bras. Still, given how they always seem to shop together, I’d still find it likely that they’d know each other’s sizes.

  14. Thanks a lot!
    Lol, bad stuff happening! But wei we’s handling it beautifully! And her friends are really so nice!

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