Chapter 17: Public Enemy No. 1
Author: Black Lantern (黑色花灯)
Translated by Gumihou
When Little Greedy Cat saw what was in the link, she was shocked. She had not realised that for the sake of taking down a newbie, Iron Stomach would go to such length.
The link was to a special news message that declared:
[I, Iron Stomach, will challenge the 1.05 Meter Super Pizza!]
Little Greedy Cat suddenly felt a little daze, though she was considered the queen of big eaters and belonged to that envious category of girls who could eat as much as she likes without gaining an ounce of fat. Otherwise, she would never have gotten involved with Fine Food Section as a big eater.
However, she also knew that no matter who it was, there was a limit to the human stomach. By challenging a 1.05 Meter Super Pizza, the broadcast had gone beyond enjoying fine food to torture.
Moreover, this thing belonged to the high-calorie food group, a monster with a diameter of 1.05 meters, not some one or two pound luxury pizza.
According to speciality pizza restaurants, normal customers would opt for 14 cm pizzas, which would come up to about 250g. 28 cm pizzas would come up to about 750g. The largest pizza at 33 cm in diameter would weigh up to 950g.
It’s almost scary to imagine what a 100 cm pizza would weigh, it should be something close to 4kg, right? That’s about 8 pounds.
To think that Iron Stomach was really going to challenge 8 pounds worth of food… this was something not even she could bear.
Little Greedy Cat knew that Iron Stomach has a great stomach capactity. This guy could down about 7 pounds of food in one hour. Even so, though there is a small difference between 7 and 8 pounds, this small difference would be like the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
“Iron Bro, don’t be too hasty. Using this kind of tactic against a noob is just not worth it. Right now, the audience just wants to see something fresh, after a while the excitement should die down.” Little Greedy Cat urged.
Iron Stomach sent out a smiley face, “It’s fine, besides, even without that Ye Fei, I already have plans to challenge this record. Because I’ve promised my fans that I would do this challenge one day. This is a good opportunity for me to deliver on my promise.”
Little Greedy Cat went silent for a long moment. Finally, she sent up a message, “In that case, I shall not broadcast tomorrow. I will call on my fans to support you too, Iron Bro. So, do your best.”
Iron Stomach clenched his fist, “Thank you, Little Greedy Cat. Us veterans must be strong and let these noobs know it’s not so easy to surpass us.”
After exchanging a few more lines, both Little Greedy Cat and Iron Stomach left the chat.
Then, Iron Stomach sent out a direct line to the management, informing them of his intention to challenge the 1.05 meter pizza.
As the Supervisor of the Fine Food Section, Feng Tianlai was all too happy today. Ye Fei had burst into the field like a storm and soared to the sky like a magnificent phoenix. Looks like Fine Food Section is about to be revived from its salted fish  condition to one that swims in the sea.
It was right at that moment when a message pinged on his phone. After reading the message, Feng Tianlai could only blink at the screen for a moment before smirking to himself.
“As expected, those veterans have sensed danger in the currents. Want to challenge the Super Pizza? Very good, ah. It’s about time for Fine Food to be a little livelier. It’s always good to pull more people in.”
Thus, Feng Tianlai quickly answered in affirmation and made arrangements to have the Super Pizza Challenge announced on the main page.
Not long after, under the announcement section, a special message was sent out:
[Big News from Fine Food Section – Great Deity Iron Stomach will challenge the 1.05m Super Pizza tomorrow live. Be sure to come and witness this historic event!!]
“F*ck, is there something wrong with my eyes? A Super Pizza Challenge? 1.05m? Is this for real?”
“H*ly sh*t, just what is going on with Fine Food Section today? First, there’s that crazy rookie Ye Fei and now that m*therf*cker Iron Stomach also issued a challenge.”
“His challenge sounds way cooler than Ye Fei’s broadcasting. It’s Super Pizza, ah. My goodness, that should be about 7 or 8 pounds, right? If you ask me to eat that thing, just 1/5 of it would make me puke my f*cking guts out.”
“Those people in Fine Food Sections aren’t really people anymore, ah.”
“Let’s go and have a look, this is certainly going to be an interesting event, ah.”
“Yes, let’s all go and watch tomorrow.”
While everyone was chattering with excitement about tomorrow’s even, a new message popped up.
[Iron Stomach, good luck, you can do it. I believe in you.]
 The message was pretty generic, but when people saw the username, fans of Song & Dance Section suddenly went wild. That’s because the person who sent the good luck message was none other than their Rookie Star Celebrate Peace w/ Song & Dance.
In fact, Celebrate Peace w/ Song & Dance was also feeling a little depressed. He had planned to burst into the broadcasting scene with a bang and had managed to achieve HX¥30,000 reward. However, when he heard that a bastard called Ye Fei from Fine Food Section had garnered HX¥32,000 he nearly spat up blood. Privately, he thought: After planning for so long and doing my best, in the end, I was shown up by another rookie. Moreover, it was a rookie from the so dead it was nearly mummified Fine Food Section, there was no way I’m going like him.
After a Music Deity from Song & Dance appeared, more waves were set off. That’s because a Great Deity from the Storytelling Section, Gushing Rivermouth had also appeared and expressed his support for Iron Stomach.
In fact, this person was on the same boat as Celebrate Peace w/ Song & Dance, he hated Ye Fei to the point that his teeth ached. If Ye Fei had come from Song & Dance Section, losing to him would not have hurt as much. However, being beaten by a brat from the miserable Fine Food Section was too much. Just the thought of it made his balls hurt.
One after another, Great Deities from various sections appeared, all of them expressing their support for Iron Stomach.
Quite a few of these Great Deities were here just for the fun of it. However, there was a trace of self-preservation in their actions. The fine Food Section had been at the bottom of the pile for a long time and had never moved from its dead last position. The appearance of Ye Fei had upset the natural order of things. If Fine Food Section manages to rise up from the bottom, who knows which section would end up in the dead last position. Because of this fear, there was a tacit agreement among all the broadcasters to step on this rookie star of Fine Food Section.
For the viewers, it was an unprecedented scene for them. They were overjoyed by the liveliness of the scene and privately wondered just what the hell this rookie Ye Fei did for everyone to collectively get together to attack this Iron Star Level 1 newbie.
“F*ck, this is the first time daddy sees them all up in arms. Moreover, it’s against a newbie chick to boot. That brat only did a single 2-hour broadcast, but somehow managed to piss off an entire pack of Great Deities. He must have done something really bad, ah.”
“No, that’s not right, ah. That Ye Fei is just… amazing, ah.”
“Upstairs, just what are you talking about?”
“Haven’t you noticed it yet? After creating such a stir among those Great Deities, I daresay that quite a number of people know Ye Fei’s name now and want to know just how he manages to piss off those people. I bet there will be lots of people who would go and see his live broadcast just out of morbid curiosity.”
“True, I wonder if he’ll broadcast tomorrow. If he does, I might go and check it out myself. I’m seriously curious now. Argh, I’m itching to know what his broadcast is like,”
“Me too, for a rookie to cause such a stir, just what kind of big  rook is he, ah?”
“Pu~~ Upstairs, a ‘rook’? Why don’t you just call him a crook, ah?”
 “Hahaha! A crook, that’s a good one!”
“Right, no need to argue anymore. I shall spoil it for you. I’d taken a look at a record of his broadcast. I must say, Ye Fei’s broadcast is f*cking unique, ah.”
“Unique? How many pounds of food did he eat?”
“Nearly nothing, all he did was fry up a plate of potato threads.”
“What? Fry potato threads? What the f*ck?”
“Who knows? I’m not too familiar with Fine Food stuff, but I did notice that the plate of potato threads was really pretty. Also, those fans were raving on and on about the type of oil he used. I don’t really understand it. Anyway, I don’t see what’s so interesting about it.”
“That can’t be, if it isn’t interesting then who in their right mind would shower him with so much reward? You must have missed something. Well, we’ll know by tomorrow.”
“True, true, all this talk helps no one, we’ll know by tomorrow.”
The QQ Broadcasting Platform was very lively today. The number of users buzzing around numbered tens of thousands more than normal. The statistician behind the QQ Broadcasting were terribly excited.
[Gumihou: The whole of QQ benefited, I’d say.]
 Salted fish – denotes people who just lie around and do nothing.
 Small adjustment to make the text smoother.
 Non-transferrable joke. The word for ‘newbie’ is ‘菜鸟’ or ‘veggie bird’. They are saying that he’s more like a ‘神鸟’ ‘divine bird’ than a ‘veggie bird.
Just use the word ‘rookie’ > ‘rook’ > ‘crook’
Rookie – may have been influenced by Middle English word ‘rook’ to cheat or swindle. Hence, ‘crook’.
Especially since the ‘divine bird’ comment was used ironically.
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