When Meng Fan was on his 15th role, the system had successfully approved 11 roles. He had completed the 100 roles required for [Studio Bug] and finished task phase 3 of [Studio Bug].
"Ding! You've reached 100 roles, completing task phase 3 of [Studio Bug]; reward: points +100, voice acting skills +1."
Naturally, Meng Fan had to finish the remaining five roles out of the 20 Lou Lan had organized.
Finishing them all, Lou Lan habitually looked at his time, and habitually gave Meng Fan a thumbs up and a 666. "Iron god, your efficiency is god tier!"
"Thanks for your hard work."
Meng Fan exited the booth and said to Lou Lan, "'Nine Days' begins officially recording tomorrow. I've already asked director Charlie to have you responsible for my recording."
Lou Lan was ecstatic. "Alright, I promise it will be great!"
"You better rest well tonight so you have energy. My itinerary might be a bit packed." Meng Fan reminded him.
Lou Lan pounded his chest. "I'll be aware."
Meng Fan thought about it and smiled. "I sure hope you are aware."
At 9:00 pm, Meng Fan logged on stream.
In the afternoon, Meng Fan had already uploaded an announcement.
Before going live, there were already several viewers waiting. At 9:00, they had begun frantically refreshing the page until they could see Meng Fan, who was also aware of the number of viewers online.
"This many viewers?"
Meng Fan saw his stream speedily reach 100,000 viewers in just a short time, and it was still growing. He knew why.
This was the first stream after the K-pop idol beating, and his first time showing his face online.
After seeing Meng Fan's announcement that he would be going live at 9:00 pm, many people logged in and waited. This included his netizens from before, of course, but this time, there were also several netizens who became fans of Meng Fan after the k-pop idol beating, as well as some people purely here for the drama.
There were also journalists who didn't catch Meng Fan.
"Meng boss you're a badass!"
"Meng fatty is heroic!"
"The iron god has arrived, if you're not metal then get the hell out!"
"Hahaha, iron god? Isn't this nickname a bit too metal?!"
"The strongest fighter from the streamer industry is here!"
"Iron hero, Meng fatty, you're so manly! You've done what I've dreamed of doing my entire life!"
"Meng boss you're so respectful towards women, and so protective too. This is what a real man should be!"
"What kind of godlike luck did I have to become a fan of such a man from watching art streams?!"
"Meng host, what do you have to say regarding the violent k-pop idol incident?"
"Meng host, can you tell us what you were thinking at the moment?"
"Meng host, were you and the fan who got hit acquainted?"
"Meng host, after the incident was exposed, why didn't you clear your name when all the netizens were criticizing you?"
"Meng host, did you know Park Jae Hye from before?"
"Meng host, can you tell us exactly what happened?"
"Meng host, what happened after you hit Park Jae Hye?"
"Meng host, I heard you were with Bai Zhi and Su Qing Cen at the time of the incident, is this real?"
"Meng host, can we schedule a solo interview with you?"
"Meng host, can I ask..."
The live comments from his netizens mostly consisted of cheering, while the passers-by and the media continued their questioning.
Meng Fan had seen them of course, but there were too many for him to read each one. And he didn't plan on answering their questions, either. Regardless if they were journalists, passersby, or netizens.
"Before I begin my stream, let me plug in an ad."
He pulled out the second volume of "Guide To Campus RoMANce" and put it towards the camera. "The second volume of 'Guide To Campus RoMANce' has undergone individual publication, and the first volume has been reprinted as well. It's already been uploaded onto the DD bookstore platform, and the link is below... You can also search for 'Guide To Campus RoMANce' or Meng Fan in the query."
Putting the book down, Meng Fan continued, "'Guide To Campus RoMANce' has officially been completed, and the third volume will be released soon. Oh, and the second volume of 'There's A Spirit Underground' will also be out soon..."
After squabbling off more commercials, Meng Fan finally concluded, "I know several people are waiting for me to talk about the incident where I hit someone, but there's really not much to say. All the details have been disclosed online, and are also in the video that's been uploaded."
He adjusted his camera so both publications were in the frame, then took out his drawing paper. "I'm going to draw manga now, so I won't be answering any questions. You know who you are, you can leave now."
Just as he was about to begin, Meng Fan saw several live comments saying that the solo publications of "Guide to Campus RoMANce" had been sold out.
Meng Fan opened DD and took a look. It was real. He then checked the sales experience from [Professional Manga Artist] had increased to 68,000. Out of this, both volumes of "Guide to Campus RoMANce" consisted of 10,000 units, while "There's A Spirit Underground" consisted of 48,000 units. This was in addition to the 1000 units of physical surplus in bookstores.
He gave Qin Jiao a call.
"Yeah, it's sold out." She said, "Are you streaming? It seems like they sold out at 8:00 pm tonight, the publishing house already called but I didn't have time to tell you yet."
"What? God. I'm still sitting here promoting it!"
"DD bookstore platform had been advocating it as 'masculine iron hero draws intricate love story', so it sold out instantly. You don't say, your title is quite valuable. I've already informed the publishing house to print additional copies, 5000 per volume. I've also added 8000 more copies to the third volume."
Meng Fan absorbed the information and explained this to his stream. He started a lottery to give away the signed copies of volume I and II and began his manga.
As he drew, Meng Fan maintained his old procedure of humming to songs and chatting with his netizens. But this time, his voice would occasionally change between funny and famous tones.
Several people who tuned into his stream because of the incident had chosen to stay. They truly believed that Meng Fan's stream was quite entertaining, as his drawing speed and the quality of his art were top notch. But most importantly, he was very interesting. Nobody knew what kind of voice would appear from Meng Fan's mouth next.
As for the reporters from the media, they had left immediately after hearing Meng Fan wasn't going to discuss the incident.
He logged off the stream at 23:00. About ten minutes after he began his stream, the amount of online viewers had exceeded 1 million. After seeing Meng Fan refuse to explain anything, the number dropped until about 400,000 or so. He had managed to keep a lot of passersby.
Including the stream from tonight, Meng Fan's total stream viewers had reached 88 million. He was only 11 million away from the goal of 100 million.
After logging off, he continued to draw. The next day, he woke up for his jog, drew for another hour, then headed to the Chocolate Factory.
At 8:30 am sharp, he officially began recording the voice clip for Luo Hao, the male lead character from the animation "Nine Days".
Meng Fan and Charlie and the vocal assistant had negotiated the voice quality of the male lead to focus on the theme of "morning sunshine". The sound would conform to the original manga's intent, and would primarily give people a sense of comfort. Of course, under special circumstances, he still had to be affectionate, overbearing, and fierce… These were all talents required of the voice actor, though.
Shaping a character vocally not only meant giving the character life, but he also had to make him memorable. This way, people would immediately think of this character when they hear his voice.
Lou Lan, who finally got his rest, very quickly understood what Meng Fan meant yesterday by "I hope you are really aware".