With One Smile, the Sword Tramples the Mushroom 仗剑一笑踩蘑菇 by 囡囝囚团 Nan Jian Qiu Tuan


 The prologue:

In the six realms, there is god, demon, immortal, spirit, mortal, ghost. 

 In the mortal world, there is a Tian Yan Mountain. On the Mountain, there is a soul splitting cliff. On the soul splitting cliff, there is a small soil mound. On the soil  mound, there is a tree. On this tree, there is a… glossy ganoderma (basically, a mushroom that grows on trees).

It just had a bit of godly consciousness, it was dry, shrivelled, and scared.  Every day when it saw humans, it anxiously closed its eyes and silently chanted: Don’t cook me to make soup, don’t cook me to make soup…

“What an ugly mushroom,” Someone furrowed his brow and walked away. 


This caused the small ganodema to be a laughing stock among the other creatures on Soul Spitting Cliff. Until one day, a wash of white light fell from the sky. It caused her to save 500 years of cultivation and immediately took human form – she became a baby and was carried away. 

“How can there be a baby on the Soul Splitting Cliff?” Someone asked finding it strange but could not find any answer. The ugly mushroom can no longer be seen. He laughed, “You shall be called Gu Xiao Mo (taking Mo from mushroom)”. 

 Gu Xiao Mo? Little Mushroom? 

Darn! Even after one big transformation, she was still a dry shrivelled mushroom.


The synopsis is largely modelled after the prologue, but there’s an extra bit:

 It turns out that he and her were both monsters. Under this big sky, it is afraid that there is no space to hold them. 

What is spirit, what is demon, what is immortal, what is mortal? 

 After expending all their efforts and everything they had, all the two monsters wanted was to gain some warmth from each other. 

 For love and justice! Little Mushroom! Transform!


[E book] [Audiobook] [Radiodrama] [Radiodrama 2][Trượng Kiếm Nhất Tiếu Thải Ma Cô][Eng Translation]


8 Responses

  1. Peanuts
    Peanuts January 3, 2014 at 1:47 pm |

    A big thank you to decembi for posting her first very detailed synopsis and comment. It makes my audiobook listening a lot easier knowing who is who and how the story will unfold. The book is indeed very slow but I like the voices in the audiobook so I will persevere. Just that I may take a long long time to get to the end:P

  2. Peanuts
    Peanuts January 5, 2014 at 10:37 am |

    Blush, blush, I am only at chapter 2 bcos I fell asleep, lol. Wah, I’ve to wait so long to meet the male lead:( I think I gonna skip to chapter 20:P Btw if you like this kind of sacrificial male lead, I think I may have a book for you which is more popular. I think the ending for that book is something like this book also but don’t quote me on it bcos the reviews said that book is pretty angsty.

  3. decembi
    decembi January 5, 2014 at 1:22 pm |

    Hahahaha! Oh no. I think the male lead appears around chapter 5 actually, but he is pretty cold and aloof until later.

    Oh, I don’t mind sacrificial male lead but it has to be super happy ending! I need romantic fluff. Haha. I’m going to start on your Black White soon! Just arrive in Hong Kong and there’s so many things to settle

  4. heiwang
    heiwang June 7, 2015 at 12:52 am |

    OAO I’ve always wanted to read this because I thought the summary was cute but my Viet isn’t too good… Will there be a full English translation…?

  5. xingfenzhen
    xingfenzhen January 9, 2017 at 6:42 am |

    I love your translation, in fact, I think the writing style is better than original.

  6. beautifulrainydays
    beautifulrainydays January 5, 2018 at 1:05 am |

    I absolutely love the main couple!!!! The moment they each realize their own feelings for the other person all the way to the end of the book, I felt so sad for them. Other than the main couple, I also felt bad for many of the supporting characters.

Leave a Reply