The Trashy PD Has to Survive as an Idol Episode 147

Episode 147

“…Informal speech?”

While standing at an angle and fiddling around, Kang Ichae came to a stop.

Rolling his eyes, he pondered for a moment before grinning mischievously.

It was true that Seo Hoyun was his superior, so it made sense to use formal language.

“Should we just use ‘Tanaka’ then?”[1]


“But from what I know, I’m quite the high-ranking person here~. Is it really okay for Seo Hoyun to treat me like this?”[2]

Kang Ichae teased Seo Hoyun, reminding him of his status as an heir.

Seo Hoyun had been quite nice to him since their last encounter, so any anger he had had almost dissipated, but the joy of teasing him was hard to let go.

Seo Hoyun looked at him for a long moment, then,

“—Kang Ichae.”

He flashed a grin.

“I’m imposing a penalty.”




Not just the members on the screen but also the viewers were taken aback.

There was nothing about Kang Ichae’s behavior that seemed off.

Being a mischievous heir, wasn’t that just like Kang Ichae?


However, his opponent was Seo Hoyun.

“I sense defiance in your tone.”


“Don’t be unpleasant to your superior.”

Having been subjected to all of Kang Ichae’s misdeeds over the past few days, there was no way Seo Hoyun would just let it slide.

Caught off guard by such unreasonable accusations, even Kang Ichae was left speechless for a moment before Seo Hoyun snapped his fingers sharply!

Immediately, people in black swarmed in and grabbed Kang Ichae by his arms.



“Hey! Seo Hoyun! Wait, just a second!!”[3]

“The scream of a loser… hits a G# in the second octave.”


[Kang Ichae casual speechㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ]

[ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋIn the midst of this, the crazy bastard figures out the vocal rangeㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ]

[Aaaah Aaaaah Ichae being dragged away to eat Dajun’s weird foodㅠㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ]

Kang Ichae was dragged away and forced to eat Jeong Dajun’s tuna macaron, his complexion turning pale, causing everyone to tremble in fear.

“Kim Seonghyeon.”

Targeting Kim Seonghyeon, who tried his best not to make eye contact, Seo Hoyun curved his lips into a smile.

Knowing too well that not responding would mean being dragged away, Kim Seonghyeon struggled to open his mouth.


“I’m imposing a penalty.”



[No way]

This time, truly, Kim Seonghyeon hadn’t done anything.

[Why this time????]

[What the heck??

Ah shit, I ended up using “Tanaka” too]

Seo Hoyun, while fiddling with the brim of his hat, said,

“I don’t like that you added a ‘b’ sound at the end of your answer. Acting like a rebel, are you?”[4]


“Go and do a sexy dance with aegyo, commence.”

“Seo Hoyun! It’s just because I was tough on you during practice!”


Thus, victims continued to emerge one after the other.

[Seriously, this guy is just forcing it and trying to fit everything into the concept by unnecessarily adding words like defying the rebel leader]

[This is ridiculous Seo Hoyun marry me Rebel

└Kim Seonghyeon let’s date for life Government Forces]

The people who had taken Kang Ichae away reappeared and dragged Kim Seonghyeon off.

“Jeong Dajun…”

Standing next to a disheartened Kang Ichae, who had lost all will to live after eating the tuna macaron, Kim Seonghyeon tried his best to read the script in front of him and danced to “Kill the Lights” with added aegyo.

I love you, love you…”


“Gasp… Huc….”

[Kim Seonghyeon damn, of all things, it had to be the ‘oppa’ song]

[Doing it because he was told, real love for this idol]

[Ah ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋKang Ichae seriously looks like he’s lost all hope in the worldㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ]

Now, only Seong Jiwon and Jeong Dajun remained.

Seo Hoyun turned his gaze toward the two who were trembling.


Seo Hoyun firmly readjusted his hat.

“From now on, we begin the much-anticipated Apocalypse Self-Produced Content.”


No one dared to challenge him.

This was “Apocalypse Self-Produced Content” in name, but “Seo Hoyun’s Tyranny” in reality.

The tyrant’s arrival.

Since Seo Hoyun had been somewhat kinder recently, conscious of his affection for The Dawn and especially to Kang Ichae for the harsh words he had previously spoken, this resurgence of tyranny hit harder.

Despite the favored pairing of Seong Jiwon and Jeong Dajun, Seo Hoyun’s gaze toward them was cold.

“This is strange…”


“Am I talking to myself here?”

It was a cue for them to respond quickly.

Seong Jiwon and Jeong Dajun sprang to their feet.

“Yes, yes!”


“I haven’t had noise-canceling surgery on my ears, you know.”

[Ah noise canceling lol]

[Seriously, Seo Hoyun’s comebacks are embarrassingly good…]


“…A ‘b’ at the end?”

“Ah!! Yes! Not yes, but yes!!”

Only then did Seo Hoyun smile contentedly.

The viewers’ comment section lit up again.


The consensus was clear.

[Did Seo Hoyun live just for today?]

Indeed, they had been waiting just for today.




“Are you not getting up?”

“Are you even alive?”

“What’s that white? Did I just see your teeth right now?”

Today, the teasing was exceptionally professional and vicious.

However, no one could say Seo Hoyun was being too much, watching the other members roll around from the words spat out by the fans.

[Wow, today’s crazy]

This was because they all danced a relay of sexy dances to avoid Jeong Dajun’s bizarre food.

[Seo Hoyun, sir…

Thank you, you are our king..]

They eagerly gobbled up the legendary memes that poured out, busily taking screenshots.

[Ah… forehead, bang bang bang…

I’m just waiting for Seonghyeon to take his yearly leave]

[Seonghyeon is the only idol in The Dawn whose ears turn red when he acts cute…

That’s because Seo Hoyun had become shameless, right?]

[Jiwon, ah, I love you Jiwon, ah!!!!! I love you for even dancing the sexy dance well, ah!!!!

└Seong Jiwon is really… amazing. The way he splits those smooth dance lines and details… and then changes his expression during the killing part, what’s with that hip rotation…

└Let’s stop, might get dragged away if we talk more…]

[Jeong Dajun keeps his pride and mumbles about eating his bizarre food then secretly spits it out behindㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

└If you can’t eat it, don’t make itㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ]

After a while, as the members energetically performed like bears showing off tricks, Seo Hoyun, who had stood with his arms crossed the entire time, glanced over the exhausted members.

Then he called for Jeong Dajun.

“Jeong Dajun.”



“—I mean, yes! Y-yes!!”

Jeong Dajun hastily corrected himself after unintentionally adding a ‘b’, but the other members, having fully experienced the consequences themselves, looked at him with pitying eyes.

However, Seo Hoyun simply tilted his head slightly and then flicked his hand.

“Come here.”


Exhausted from the relentless dancing, and sweating profusely, Jeong Dajun dragged his feet forward like a cow being led to the slaughterhouse.

Then, Seo Hoyun rummaged through something on the shelf under the podium and handed over a portable fan.


Confused and flustered, Jeong Dajun didn’t know how to react, while Seo Hoyun made him sit on a makeshift chair and turned on the fan to hand it to him.

Seeing this, Kim Seonghyeon gasped for air and asked,

“…Instructor. What about Jeong Dajun?”

“Didn’t I say he’s an over-immersion self-controller?”

Seo Hoyun replied, straightening his slightly twisted bulletproof vest with a few taps.

“Jeong Dajun is a destructor, so he doesn’t have to listen to me.”


As everyone’s jaws dropped in shock, needless to say, social media also exploded.

[Hey hey!!!]

[ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋah shit]

[Just because Jeong Dajun is too young, let’s forgive him]

Hearing that, Jeong Dajun, who was thankfully enjoying the fan’s breeze, mumbled blankly.

“…I was able to escape because I’m a destructor?”


“Then, all the hardships I went through…?”

“It’s regrettable you didn’t notice sooner.”

Jeong Dajun’s face swelled up like a red balloon at the irritating words, but Seo Hoyun wasn’t the type to care.

At that moment, Kang Ichae, who had been forced to eat bizarre foods and dance relay dances more than ten times, suddenly stood up, his face a mix of red and pale.


“Kang! I! Chae! I have a question!”

“Go ahead.”

“I’m only two years older than the maknae!!”

Watching Kang Ichae, as angry as could be, Seo Hoyun lifted one corner of his mouth.

In fact, bringing Jeong Dajun forward was half because he genuinely thought it would be a nice break and half to twist Kang Ichae’s guts.

Having successfully scratched the insides of that sly guy, Seo Hoyun sighed deeply as if to show off.

“What a pity.”


“Kang Ichae, why weren’t you born just two years later? Then you could have received my attention.”


[Wow, Seo Hoyun really knows how to piss people offㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ]

[Kang Ichae is seriously pissed offㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ]

“I don’t pick up on unnecessary banter. Kang Ichae, begin your cute and sexy dance.”



Having sent Kang Ichae to his doom, Seo Hoyun turned his head toward Seong Jiwon.

Even for a practice bug, rolling around this much seemed tiring, as sweat trickled down Seong Jiwon’s pale cheeks.

Seo Hoyun looked at him and spoke softly.

“Seong Jiwon.”


“You should think carefully about over-immersion, too.”

“…Excuse me??”

“…Wait, are you trying to discriminate?”

“Don’t use informal speech. Kim Seonghyeon, perform the charming sexy dance!”

Kim Seonghyeon tried to stop the discrimination from happening again with his trembling body, but it was in vain.

Seo Hoyun turned his gaze from Kim Seonghyeon, who had clenched his teeth and started the wave next to a furious Kang Ichae, and smiled faintly.

“Seong Jiwon, you can regress, can’t you? You have the power to turn back time and escape this situation.”

Seong Jiwon blinked rapidly in confusion, and upon seeing this, Seo Hoyun signaled Lee Jihyeon.

Soon, a staff member from the planning team showed a message written on a sketchbook.


Seong Jiwon, who normally wouldn’t budge at much, found himself at a loss for words.

“Is it real…?”

“Yes. Who knows? I might treat you the way I do Jeong Dajun.”

“Wow, this guy really discriminates….”

After barely finishing the dance and suppressing the rising curses, Kang Ichae grimaced.

Seong Jiwon, knowing Seo Hoyun’s personality well, found the sweet words coming from him to be like the whispers of a devil, causing him to ponder more.

…Is he serious?

However, knowing he hadn’t been too harsh on him made it feel too wasteful to just let it pass.

Seeing Jeong Dajun cool off with his mouth against the fan and going “Ahh~~” made him feel even more so.

After a moment, Seong Jiwon clenched his eyes shut with determination.


Seong Jiwon also wanted to stop doing the charming sexy dance.

“―the one who reverses time!!!”

– “Reverses, verses… verses… verses… verses…”

It felt as if an echo was spreading throughout the room.





But nothing happened.


In the appalling silence, only the sound of the fan that Jeong Dajun held could be heard.

After a long while with no response, the bewildered Seong Jiwon opened his tightly shut eyes, and amidst everyone’s surprised expressions, only Seo Hoyun’s calm face greeted him.

“Yes, I saw that.”

And he twisted his lips askew.

“Did you really believe me, Seong Jiwon?”


“For being so gullible, begin your sexy dance.”

In a tiny corner of Seo Hoyun’s heart, the residue of last Christmas’s bitterness lingered still.

[1] “Tanaka” is a style of speaking often associated with the South Korean military. It’s characterized by sentences ending in “~다” or “~까.” It’s a kind of formal speech, typically used by lower-ranking individuals when speaking to their superiors. The name “다나까” derives from these sentence endings.

[2] Now Ichae is speaking formally.

[3] Now he’s back to informal speech.

[4] 네 is the common and polite way of saying “yes” in Korean but Seonghyeon used 넵, which is more casual.

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The Trashy PD Has to Survive as an Idol

The Trashy PD Has to Survive as an Idol

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[Congratulations Seo Hoyun! You have been selected as a player in the Unknown Idol Tycoon.] The good-for-nothing PD, who is criticized by everyone, becomes a unknown idol in a parallel world. Only his younger sibling remembers him. To return to the original world, he must become a top idol and clear the game! “…Quest accepted.” “Are you crazy?” “Don’t we need to eat and live?” His specialty is blackmailing, his hobby is persuasion. The survival story of the unscrupulous PD-turned-idol who will stop at nothing!
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