Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 155: When You’re Older is out!
“Ahhhhhhhh, Touhua’s ass landed on the hot search!”
“Hahahaha, I laughed when I saw it. It’s a shame to buy this hot search, hahahaha.”
“I think the hot search for Touhua’s ass is real, because it’s so fucking hot!”
“I’ve taken a special screenshot. I’m nose bleeding over here. So fair and firm, smooth and silky. Simply peerless!”
“I’m the only one who’s eating beauty. Needless to say, Bai Qingquan’s face is so beautiful. I think he much more handsome here than when he did The East Palace. I think the beauty of these two guys alone is worth the ticket.”
“I’m waiting to see reviews first!”
“In the entertainment industry, only Touhua is a real flow, and the purchasing power of gold powders are amazing. Just from the trailer, the box office presales have already passed 20 million. Going to 50 doesn’t seem like a pipe dream.”
“It’s normal. As long as the quality of the movie is good, it’ll definitely exploded. As a rotten girl, I can’t refuse it at all. The double top flow of top actors, authentic gay themes, a romance movie, and it’s the only love film during Chinese New Year’s, and the reunion of Jintai Meijing from The East Palace. My only regret is that Shen Jintai is already taken, otherwise it would be unimaginable at the box office if you fry the CP!”
Not only were gold powder excited, but even moonlight powder felt riveted. Since the Bai Qingquan’s crisis, many had abandoned the moonlight fandom and their group had lost more than half of their members. Those who stay behind were considered to be true love fans. After this wave of abuse, the moonlight powder who remained were even more united. While this movie was icing on the cake for Shen Jintai, who was basking in the middle of the sun, for Bai Qingquan, it was a film that delivers charcoal in the snow*. Failure was not an option!
*Reminder (雪中送炭) metaphor referring to giving people material or spiritual help in times of difficult crisis.
“Everyone is going to the cinema to support my brother’s new movie. It’s time for our moonlight powder to shine!”
“I have already booked movie tickets with my best friend and rushed to be the first wave of viewers. I will give everyone feedback after I finish watching!”
“What kind of feedback must be blown to death*!”
*Translation help (往死里吹) not sure what it’s referring to.
“Two brushes*, three brushes, ten brushes, let’s go!”
*Two brushes (二刷) = movie term meaning to watch it again.
“Are there any relatives in the Wanda Theater in Nancheng Shopping Center? I heard that there will be an interview of the actors after the screening there. Shen Jintai and my brother will be there!”
Immediately, a fan posted a photo of him in the theater: “Already seated, the seats are full. Waiting for the movie to open!”
“Ahhhhhhh, I’m so excited. My brother’s big screen debut!” Moonlight Powders screamed.
“Wuwuwu*,” the golden powders were even more lively: “I’m so nervous and anxious. I hope my brother’s first movie sell well!”
*The term they’re using is (嘤嘤嘤嘤) Ying ying ying. It’s basically a cute way to cry that normally used by girls but it doesn’t really translate well so I just went with wuwuwu instead.
“The early box office is very important. The pre-sale is high, the attendance rate is high, and the box office is high. When it’s officially released, there will be more theaters showing it. If there are more movies scheduled, the possibility of box office explosion is even greater. Therefore, these days, everyone must go to the cinema to support my brother’s movie!”
“Private venue support!”
“In addition to buying tickets to watch, everyone should also pay attention and actively speak and comment on Weibo, TikTok, and forums. Word of mouth is very important in the early stage! Strictly prevent black powder from becoming a demon!”
“Honestly this movie is all supported by my brother. Bai Qingquan use to be able to make a difference, but now he’s just dragging him down. His black powders are going crazy in the rabbit area.”
“Everyone, help Bai Qingquan. To help him is to help our brother. After all, it’s now one for all and all for one!”
Moonlight fans immediately came over to hug their thighs when they heard these words, and for the first time, the two major fan bases united like a family. With Chinese New Year’s approaching, all of Nancheng’s commercial business districts had become crowded in the past few days. Everywhere was filled with joy in anticipation of the coming holiday. The square outside the shopping center opposite the district government was already crowded.
Xingyun had suddenly decided to push the movie to an earlier release. Originally, <When You’re Older> was scheduled to be released on Valentine’s Day but was moved to the second day of Chinese New Year’s. Large scale screening had already begun today.
“I really want to go to the cinema to be the first wave of audiences,” Fang Fengmei said: “It’s a pity that my body can’t last.”
“I have already bought a ticket anyway. Just let me get off at the shopping mall.” Yan Yaoxuan said.
“You’re going to watch it by yourself?” Fang Fengmei asked.
Yan Yaoxuan made a weird expression: “Well there was originally also you…”
Fang Fengmei: “You have to bring a few more people to see it. Better yet rent out an entire space!”
Yan Yaoxuan smiled with joy: “There’s an actor’s interview at the Wanda Theater. You don’t know how difficult it was to get these tickets. The one I bought was from a scalper at a high price… just stop here!”
The car stopped on the side of the road, and Yan Yaoxuan got out of the car.
Fang Fengmei asked Yan Qiuchi: “You’re not going?”
Yan Qiuchi started the car and said: “I’ll wait for the official release before watching it. When the time comes, let’s go together.” As he said that, he glanced into the rearview mirror and vaguely saw the figure of Shan Cheng holding a coke and popcorn in his hand.
“Drink?” Shan Cheng asked.
Yan Yaoxuan took the coke and said: “I am here to thank you for accompanying me back to my country. Although you are of no other use than a burden, thank you. Today, I will show you the new changes in the cinema of the motherland.”
Shan Cheng said: “Nn. Then I have to thank you.”
As they walked through the crowd, since they were both tall and handsome guys, they attracted the stares of many girls.
Because of the actor’s interview, many fans who weren’t able to get a ticket were guarding outside, unafraid of the cold. Yan Yaoxuan didn’t understand why they were all gathered outside until he entered the shopping center and saw that it was packed with hordes of people. The entire fifth floor was filled to the brim and the third floor was jammed packed, as that was where the theater was located.
Bai Qingquan glanced out, then turned to Shen Jintai and said: “There’s so many people. It’s scary.”
Shen Jintai first put on a hat, then jacket, then took a mask from Xiao Tang and put it on. They were also watching the first screening but were pretending to be passersby and sit in the audience. Shen Jintai was nervous, afraid that he would be recognize if he sat next to a gold powder.
“The lights have been turned off, and there’s still a minute left before it starts. You can enter now.” Li Meilan said.
Bai Qingquan immediately became fully armed. He, Shen Jintai, Li Meilan, Wei Ge and others entered the cinema in the dark. Due to being so nervous, when he was walking up the stairs, Bai Qingquan staggered and almost fell. Shen Jintai grabbed him by the arm and couldn’t help letting out a soft laugh.
The movie has started to play, and the opening music was accompanied by subtitles. When Shen Jintai and Bai Qingquan names appeared, the fans screamed.
The beginning and the end of the movie was the same, both were scenes of their encounter on the way to school. Yu Nuo nibbled on a steamed bun as he ran towards school. When the bell rang, he bumped into Luo Wensheng’s bicycle at the intersection.
Pigeons in the attic of a roof flew in groups as Luo Wensheng quickly stretched out his hand: “Classmate, are you okay?”
Shen Jintai hadn’t watched the finished version of the film in advance. Now that he was sitting in the cinema looking at himself on the big screen, he was really excited.
He’s been shooting <Welcome Rian on a Spring Night> for a while now. Looking back and watching <When You’re Older> he felt uncomfortable. The styles of the two movies were too different. <When You’re Older> had beautiful captures, moving music, and lines that were fantastical and dyed with sensational colors. He would blush when he watched himself say those lines and it was obviously effective at hitting the hearts of girls. In the early stage, there would be commotion in the cinema at every scene. The kissing and the bed scene had even more screams. Shen Jintai blushed when the shot of his exposed ass was shown.
However, when Luo Wensheng got old, the atmosphere of the cinema had begun to become solemn. The gold powders who failed to get tickets to the premiere relied on the live broadcast of the movie group.
Crazy for a while: [Brother is so handsome!]
Scream for a while: [The two of them are so seductive. The plot is warm, the music is great, and every frame of the picture could be used as a wallpaper!]
Crying and laughing for a while: [It’s so fucking touching! My makeup!]
Although Yan Qiuchi did not go to the cinema, he has been paying close attention to the word-of-mouth. Fang Fengmei was lying on the hospital bed, and from time to time would asked: “Has the evaluation come out?”
Yan Qiuchi: “The movie hasn’t finished yet, but some on-site reviews have come out, and the overall picture is good.”
Fang Fengmei: “Read it to us.”
Yan Qiuchi said: “You can see for yourself.”
He felt that a girl’s rainbow fart was not suitable for him to read out loud. He handed the phone over to her.
Old Lady Fang smiled and said: “I haven’t seen much of this Xiao Jin. He’s changed a lot. I remember that he used to dye his hair red and wear earrings. Now he’s clean and looks good.”
“I remember you didn’t like him back then.” Fang Fengmei said.
“It’s not that I didn’t like him, but I didn’t think it was a good match. The most important thing is that Qiuchi likes him.” Old Lady Fang smile and said: “I think he likes him now.”
“He more than likes him.” Fang Fengmei said.
The first wave of reviews came for <When You’re Older>. Tears flowed in the cinema as the audience of the first wave were mainly fans, their feelings felt more sincere.
“Ahhhhhh, I’m bursting with tears!”
“The music, pictures, stories, performances! This is the best romance film of the year! Don’t look at me, I’m a mess!”
“It was so good that I’m speechless. It definite exceeded my expectations! Let’s go, two brushes!”
“At the end of the film, Yu Nuo’s running scene made me burst into tears. As soon as the lights turned on, everyone around me had red eyes. The screenwriter is awesome, the director is awesome, and the actors are even more awesome!”
“It’s no exaggeration to say that my boyfriend, who has always boasted that men don’t cry easily is now crying like a stupid dog.”
“Are all these praises done by a water army?”
“It’s either a water army or the fandom. Isn’t it just a love film about some high school students? The trailer probably showed the best scenes the movie has to offer.”
“Better wait and watch it first. If the movie is as good as they say, the real word of mouth will come out in a day or two. For fan movies, be cautious about entering the pit this early in the stage.”
“I am neither a moonlight fan nor a gold fan. I can say with good a conscience that it is the best romance movies in recent years and the best gay movie in the history of domestic movies. It has almost no shortcomings. I was really moved.”
Well-known reviewer Yu Dazui commented:
[I think fans should thank Director Sun Sihai. He was born to be a cinematographer. He delivered the best-looking shots for Touhua and Bai Yueguang. During the entire movie, I was surrounded by weirdos. In the beginning, I was a bit agitate, but later, I found myself crying. I give the cinematography 9 points, the music was 8 points, and the story 8 points. The worthiest mention is the performances of the two actors that could be compared to the same level of a film emperor. They were absolutely phenomenal. I was dazzled, especially for the elderly scenes. The daily and delicate shooting of this film has gone beyond the scope of a romance movie and is more like a featured film. It’s hard to believe that this it the first big screen work by the director and the two actors. I’m optimistic about the performance of this film during the award season.]
When the movie theater lights were turned on, the theater staff and security guards were first to come in. Everyone raised their heads amidst their sobbing and looked on the stage and saw the main creators walking in one after another as applause rang out.
Shen Jintai and Bai Qingquan took off their masks at this moment, and the audience sitting next to them instantly blushed and screamed. For a moment, they couldn’t tell whether they were Shen Jintai and Bai Qingquan, or Yu Nuo and Luo Wensheng who had come out from the screen. The feeling was exhilarating as if the male gods they just saw had suddenly turned into reality.
The girl sitting to the left of Shen Jintai, who was still crying, turned her head and jumped up when she saw him. She was a gold powder, and never expected she would sit next to her idol and watch this movie with him. The surprise came so suddenly that she was so happy she felt like exploding!
Then something even more amazing happened. Shen Jintai stretched out his arms and hugged her. Screams erupted instantly in the theater.
Shen Jintai’s eyes were red, he smiled, put his hands together, and bowed to everyone. Bai Qingquan was obviously crying much more severely. He was still sobbing and wiped away his tears embarrassedly. Shen Jintai touched his arm, and the two walked towards the stage.
Both of them were excited, because they knew that this movie was stable.
The author has something to say：
I want to see it too!!!
Kinky Thoughts: WARNING: PLEASE READ BEFORE CONTINUE TO THE NEXT CHAPTER. DOG BLOOD AND DOG ABUSE INCOMING. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Now despite all that I still encourage you to read it. The writing is very beautiful.
The next chapter is not part of this novel. Someone had graciously pulled out all the parts of <When You’re Older> from the author’s other novel <Don’t Be Coquettish> so I decided to translate it because I too want to see this god damn movie and abuse myself. It is a relatively short story (well in a sense where it’s like 8 chapters). You know the story and you know how it ends so prepare your tissues.
If you do not want to read dog abuse, then wait until the following chapter is released so you can skip it.