I’ll Add Points To All Things - Chapter 789
When Su Yang arrived at Sanque’s room, he was sitting cross-legged and watching TV, which was broadcasting Ginseng Baby, a domestic cartoon from Su Yang’s childhood.
The baby ginseng on the TV was a fat boy who looked a little similar to Sanque. Coupled with Sanque’s sage-like appearance, the whole scene seemed like a kind grandfather watching a video of his grandson…
While watching TV, a green +4 icon appeared on Sanque’s forehead.
This was Sanque’s [Immortal Mode] recovering his body.
Sanque’s [Immortal Mode] was an ability that Su Yang had obtained when he added three points for him. With this ability, Sanque could enter the state of “cultivation” and recover his injuries faster.
As for Sanque’s HP, the system had quantified him to have a whopping 520,000 points.
This time, in order to save Wei Lin’s mother, Sanque had spent 500 thousand HP, which was the equivalent of Sanque’s entire being, leaving only his seed.
Therefore, Sanque had no choice but to use [Immortal Mode], which was the fastest method for him to recover. Thus, he did not eat, drink, and sleep for 24 hours.
In this state, after 24 hours, Sanque could recover 4 HP every minute.
Although it was fast, Su Yang was still a little worried.
After all, Sanque was so severely “deprived” of his HP, plus he still had to sacrifice himself everyday in order to produce more oral fluids. Hence, the moment someone in Su Yang’s family got into trouble, there was a high chance that he would not be able to treat them in time.
That was also the reason why Su Yang was going to add a point for Sanque that day.
Even though Su Yang did not know what the effect would be after Sanque received an additional point, Sanque was only at +3 at that moment, so he still had two more chances to receive points. Thus, Su Yang felt that he could at least allow Sanque to have an ability that would enhance his recovery.
At that thought, Su Yang said to Sanque, “Let’s go, time to add a point for you.”
Su Yang had already communicated with Sanque about the additional point, so the latter stood up without hesitation and followed Su Yang outside.
Hence, the two of them walked past Socot Island that had become a grassland, finally stopping when they reached the beach.
After pondering for a long time, Su Yang felt that it was safer to add more points there.
With that thought in mind, Su Yang got Sanque to sit down cross-legged. Then, he turned on the system and clicked on the [+] symbol above Sanque’s head. Instantly, the Sanque’s success rate popped up in front of him.
[Are you sure you want to add a point to this little monster for the fourth time? The success rate of adding a fourth point is very low. If you fail, the little monster will die. The success rate is 41%.]
Su Yang was a little surprised that Sanque had a 41% success rate because he remembered that when he added points to Little Deeny, Little Hus, and Gru, the probability was not that high.
However, this also meant that Sanque had a lot of potential.
‘Now that I think about it, apart from Little Deeny, Sanque’s the only other little monster who would have “precious” abilities everytime I add a point onto him.’
As he pondered, Su Yang opened the system shop and bought six Lucky Stones before placing them on Sanque.
After placing the Lucky Stones, Su Yang clicked on the semi-transparent [+] symbol on Sanque.
[Are you sure you want to add a point to this little monster for the fourth time? The success rate for adding a fourth point is very low. If you fail, the little monster will die. The success rate is 100%.]
Seeing this, Su Yang was relieved.
However, instead of clicking [Confirm], he gave Sanque some instructions before walking out of the beach.
Compared to when the little monsters were receiving a point to become +5, where they would only emit non-threatening lights, the little monsters who were receiving a point to become +4 would explode without exception. It was like they were “expelling” the impurities within their body. Therefore, Su Yang felt that it was better for him to stay away.
With that thought in mind, Su Yang walked away before he clicked [Confirm].
After that, there was a buzzing sound coming from the beach. Then, there was a loud “Bang” and a blinding flash of light, which would seem as if the beach had exploded. Not only did sand and rocks fly everywhere, even the waves were pushed back by the shockwave!
After a while, everything was calm. Hence, Su Yang returned to the beach and looked at Sanque’s light cocoon, which showed the countdown to be six hours.
However, Su Yang was not surprised when he saw this. ‘Based on the Lucky Stones that Sanque needed earlier, I knew that Sanque would need a lot of time.’
After confirming the timing for Sanque, Su Yang summoned Shark Two and instructed him to guard Sanque.
After that, Su Yang returned to the castle to deal with some work at the management agency. ‘Tan Mei said that Meiyue and Han Yi’s recent projects have come to an end, so they’ve got something on their mind and want to talk to me about it.’
Actually, Su Yang was speechless when he suddenly received this task.
‘As the big boss of a corporation, I’ve actually got to be responsible for chatting with celebrities?
‘However, on second thought, since I’m the one who “tricked” these two girls into joining the agency, I suppose it’s my duty to manage them. Alright then, I’ll just treat it as if I’m chatting with friends.’ Because of this, Su Yang agreed to the meeting request.
Back at the castle, Su Yang gave Meiyue a call.
After more than two months of broadcasting, “Produce 101” finally came to an end.
On top of that, the group quota was basically confirmed.
Undoubtedly, Meiyue was one of the girls confirmed, and her ranking was number 2 at the time, which was not low at all. The girl who ranked one was a girl with the nickname, “The Devil”.
Actually, Su Yang had read the comments online and felt that the girl was the key person in her group regardless of it being in music or dance. Furthermore, she had a domineering personality and loved her sisters. Hence, she became the center of attention.
Of course, as the boss of a well-known film company and management agency, Su Yang would only casually look at those things. To him, to be able to have such an accurate image and character setting, it was probably pre-designed by the team.
After all, it was a talent show program, so there was no need for him to take it too seriously and just enjoy the show.
In fact, Su Yang also talked about The Devil with Meiyue, which according to her, although The Devil was very capable, she was not that strong privately.
The reason why they created such a persona for The Devil was to promote her character. After all, in that era, people liked to be ostentatious. A person who had strength but kept a low profile was obviously not as likable as someone who showed both strength and dominance.
Therefore, The Devil was under a lot of pressure at the time.
‘They’re just celebrities though, so they’re only after the money. I’ve seen many similar situations in the entertainment industry.’
On top of that, the moment they talked about The Devil, Meiyue expressed how grateful she was to Su Yang for not forcing her to do anything that she did not like or set up a persona that did not suit her character, which made her very happy.
In the past, she did not believe in being just a pretty face or some lucky star. However, when she thought back to her days at Jiadian, she felt like she had been very lucky in her life.
She had met a few good senior sisters, a kind manager, and a friendly boss, which was like a dream in the murky entertainment industry.
Hearing this, Su Yang smiled and encouraged her.
‘No matter what, Meiyue’s “Produce 101” is coming to an end, and it’s ending on a positive note. Her popularity is approaching that of an A-list celebrity, and she has a lot of fans. She’s also able to attract new fans easily.
‘In fact, even the internet is flooded with memes of her, such as “Repost this Meiyue and you will easily come second place without having to study or work hard”.
‘Furthermore, it’s already the beginning of June, and the college entrance examination is just around the corner. So, Meiyue’s memes are being spread everywhere.’
After chatting with Meiyue, Su Yang called Han Yi, another A-list celebrity.
After a few months of filming, “Legend of Wu Zetian” had basically finished filming and was currently undergoing post-production editing and processing.
Meanwhile, the schedule and the TV platform it would be released on had already been set. It was going to be the number one platform within the country at the time, Mango TV.
Before filming, Han Yi did not have high hopes for this film. However, due to Su Yang’s insistence, the script, and the outstanding clothing, she finally agreed to do it.
After filming, she had a feeling… ‘Perhaps… This movie might just become popular? Will I be able to make a breakthrough and become an A-list celebrity?’
Actually, Han Li was not coveting the status of being an A-list celebrity, but it was mainly because she was under pressure.
Until that moment, there were only three artists in Jiadian Entertainment. Herself, Lin Jiali, and Meiyue. Meiyue was currently at the peak of her career after going through her promotions at “Produce 101” and was considered the number one online celebrity in the country, shooting all the way up to the top.
On the other hand, after discussions between Su Yang and Tan Mei, Lin Jiali had been steered to focus on fashion and style.
In fact, Tan Mei had also managed to receive the endorsement for Lin Jiali to be the ambassador for Jiadian Mobile’s glass phone. Hence, with the glass phone’s growing popularity. Lin Jiali, who was as beautiful as a vixen, had finally started to make a name for herself in various circles in the country and became memorable for her beauty.
As a result, her popularity and fame were rising, and she had successfully entered the B-list.
Therefore, Han Yi was the only one who had not made any progress yet.
Coupled with the fact that Su Yang was busy and did not arrange any work for her, her exposure had been affected for the past few months. There were even rumors of her being abandoned by her boss within the industry.
Apart from that, there were also many people who mocked her for being ungrateful and betrayed Sister Mi. In the end, the new company that she joined did not end up supporting her as the number one woman. As a result, she had no resources, no traffic, and was already on the decline.
Thus, these comments and rumors put a lot of pressure on Han Yi.
Even after the drama was done filming, and she felt like she had the potential to become famous, she still could not feel relaxed.
Of course, she hoped that this TV series could become popular overnight and cleanse her of the negative situation of having jumped companies. However, she also knew that the success of a drama series depended on luck, where no one would be able to guarantee that it would definitely succeed.
“Han Yi, don’t worry. This drama will definitely be a big hit.” After hearing the anxiety of his own quasi A-list celebrity, Su Yang consoled her confidently. “Let me put it this way. If this drama doesn’t hit it big, I’ll live stream myself being stewed in a pot.”
Han Yi was speechless when she heard this.
Although she knew that Su Yang was comforting her, Han Yi still said, “Mr. Su, stop teasing me please. I’m really worried.”
Su Yang smiled and said, “How about this? Let’s have a bet.”
“A bet?” Han Yi asked in confusion.
Su Yang replied, “That’s right. Let’s make a bet. Let’s bet on whether this drama will be a big hit.”
After some thought, Su Yang continued, “Perhaps our understanding of hitting it big is different. So, let me put it this way. I think it will be a TV series with one of the highest viewership ratings over the past five years.”
Su Yang pondered for a moment before adding, “Yeap. In fact, it would be ranked in the top five in the entire history of provincial TV serieses.”
Hearing this, Han Yi was speechless and shocked.
‘Has my boss gone mad?
‘Top five viewership ratings in the history of provincial TV serieses!
‘What kind of monster would that be?!
‘The concept of viewership ratings was born in 1999 with CSM, and was officially published in 2001.
‘Because many cities and country’s TV stations could only broadcast Central TV, their viewership ratings were abnormal. Therefore, many rankings would temporarily exclude Central TV’s figures.
‘Until now, the highest viewership rating for provincial satellite TV series is the premium version of “Huanzhu”, which was broadcasted in 2003, and the second most famous TV series is “Jewel In The Palace”, which was so famous throughout the whole of Jiangnan in 2005.
‘After that, the TV industry fell silent for many years. It was only in 2009 that a series called “Watching Meteors Together” once again ignited the craze of TV series.
‘Then, in recent years, popular series have been appearing gradually, such as the popular TV series “Fish Locked In The Palace” and its sequel, “Bamboo Curtain Locked In The Palace”.
‘Also, “Temptation to Go Home”, which is popular for their stickers, even more than the series itself.
‘So, with so many hugely popular shows leading in the front, it’s… Practically a pipe dream to be able to become a top five TV series.
‘After all, up until now, the top five serieses are “Huanzhu”, “Jewel In The Palace” “Temptation to Go Home”, “Huanzhu 3,” and “Fish Locked In The Palace.”
‘Plus, it’s been four years since there’s been a TV series which is more popular than the “Palace”, which was a huge hit back then.
‘In other words, if “Legend of Wu Zetian” could enter the top five, then I’d definitely soar to the top and even surpass my previous boss, Sister Mi.
‘But, that’s just too hard…’
Just as Han Yi was still in shock, Su Yang threw out another shocking statement. “Since it’s a bet, apart from setting up the criteria for winning and losing, there must be a wager involved as well.
“If I lose and this show doesn’t reach the top five. I’ll give you 200 million yuan.”
Han Yi felt like her mouth had not closed for the entire day. All her worries from before had disappeared, and there was only shock, shock, more shock left in her heart.
She stammered, “What if I lose?”
At that point, she could not help but recall the rumors in the entertainment circle and the fact that Su Yang was her fan.
Hence, a thought crossed her mind. ‘Is my boss finally going to pursue me?’
At that thought, Han Yi’s heart was filled with hesitation and worry.
Because she felt that even if Su Yang really wanted to pursue her, she could not reject him.
After all, regardless of whether she won or lost, she would still be a winner in the bet.
If she won, she would earn 200 million yuan.
On the other hand, if she lost, even though she would have to submit herself to her boss, she would still become popular, which did not seem like a loss at the end of the day.
Hence, Han Yi’s mind was in a mess.
Just then, Su Yang said, “Oh, it’s nothing much. You’ll just have to sign a long-term contract with me, let’s say 10 years.”
Han Yi could not help but blurt out, “That’s it?”
Sensing the “disdain” and “disbelief” in Han Yi’s words, Su Yang was stunned for a moment. “Should I increase it then?”
When Han Yi heard that, she quickly said, “No need! I agree!”
‘There’s no way I’d lose out with such terms. If I win, I’d receive 200 million yuan, and I’d be free financially. If I lose, my popularity would explode, I’d become an A-list celebrity, plus I won’t have to sell myself.
‘As for the long-term contract…
‘With such an awesome boss, so what if I have to sign a long-term contract with him?! If Su Yang really has such a good eye for projects, I would love to curry his favour and ask to be signed long-term.
‘Just look at Lin Jiali and Meiyue, aren’t they developing extremely well after signing a long-term contract with him?
‘In just half a year, they’ve achieved what took me five to six years of hard work.
‘Literally everyone within the entertainment industry is jealous of them!’
Su Yang hung up the phone after he was done talking about the bet and appeasing his female celebrities.
At that moment, Han Yi was so excited that she was going crazy! She was screaming at home. ‘I’ve got such a bright future ahead of me!
‘In fact… I’m starting to wonder if it would be better for me to “lose”, or to “win”.’
After she thought about it, she started to suspect if Su Yang was teasing her. ‘Could he be joking about the bet?’
However, just as she was thinking about this, Tan Mei appeared at Han Yi’s door with a weird expression on her face with a contract in her hand…
At the same time, after Su Yang had appeased the two artistes under him, he finally received a system notification about Sanque…
[Wild Ginseng +4: Obtained Advanced Life Evolution.]