Can Ci Pin

The Defectives

by Priest

人们生于信仰,毁于信仰。
人们在信仰的灰烬里重生。

Mankind is born from faith, and will die for their faith.

Mankind will be reborn from the fallen ashes of faith.

About

JJWXC status: Complete, 197 Chapters + 6 Extras.Translation status: 201/203.Genre: Sci-fi, Space Opera, Action, Mecha, +more

Synopsis

"Who will be the one to bury mankind, Orwell or Huxley? No need to give your answer so quick. Let's read a story first.

When Lu Bixing, a hipster from the Eighth Galaxy, fell in love with a gangster called B4, he didn't know that his darling muffin was Commodore Lin Jingheng, the commander of Silver Fortress. As they knew each other further, the world changed dramatically: Interstellar pirates invaded the Interstellar Union. The nasty secrets about Eden emerged in front of them. Lu's pedigree was found to be unbelievably mysterious.
But all they wanted was each other, no matter how peculiar the world was around them.

In a sentence, it's a story about conspiracies and murders, gentlemen and villains, love and hatred.
Coming back to the question, the answer is: "Humans are born from belief, die of belief, and reborn from the ashes of belief." "

[From GPStranslations]

Don't get discouraged by the sci-fi genre, this novel is accessible to everyone and can be read without any prior scientific knowledge!


Can Ci Pin might be directed towards the general public but it's not a light read.

PLEASE read the content warnings before starting!

Content Warnings

– graphic description of gore, near-death experience, character death, mass death,human experiments & human trafficking (children and adults), murders, physical violence, miscarriage, torture, PTSD, mind manipulation, pandemic, torture, implicit sexual content, mental illness, sex slaves, referenced/implied cannibalism, drug usage, child mistreatment and neglect (mentions)

for more info / more CW to add please contact me on twitter

more genre tags:

Outer space, politics, galactic war, angst, trauma, comedy (I might not seem believable after the previous tags but I swear it's very funny),
happy ending (trust me and Pipi), artificial intelligence, futuristic settings, dystopia, ruthless protagonist, space pirates, mystery, romance, power couple, smart main characters, couple growth

Novel

notes
reading order suggestion: ch 1 from beans, from chapter 2 to 48 by gps translation, ch 49 - end by beans
eng tl by Beans (@69lulinbeans) main story complete; eng tl by GPStranslations up to chapter 86
first pt-br tl is by Mary (@MMary_art), second tl is by Yan
ru translator's twitter account @nec_sol
spa translator's Magane (@Magane)

Fun Fact: Can Ci Pin won two awards

– 2019 30th Chinese Science Fiction Galaxy Awards (the most prestigious science fiction award in China) - Best Original Book
– 2019 Top Ten Best Searchlight Chinese Literature Books of 2019

Audio Drama

complete

Guide on how to purchase from missevan

Audio Drama s1

Audio Drama s3

Audio Drama s2 *

Audio Drama s4

* season 2 episode 2 at around min 20:25
season 2 ep 4 at around min 17:49
have a very explicit het porn scene, so wear headphones!!

Donghua

The Defectives (July 30 - 2021)

Latest PV

PV5 subs by Vie
Donghua PV5 on weibo

Donghua PV5 on Bilibili

    – Banner 1 post link

    – Banner 3 post link

    – Banner 4 post link

    – Banner 6 post link

    – Lin Jingshu PV link

    – Lu Bixing PV subs by Vie

    – Lu Bixing PV link on Bilibili

    – Stills from the PV link

    – Banner 2 post link

    – double character pv link

    – Banner 5 post link

    – Banner 7 post link

    – Gif 1,2 and 3 link

    – Lin Jingheng PV subs by Vie

    – Lin Jingheng PV link on Bilibili

    * "Friendly reminder that General Lin and Principal Lu are already on the way to meet you, will they arrive tomorrow? Stay tuned"
    -
    weibo post link

    New Poster

    New PV with new production company LX Animation Studio

    Donghua PV4 on bilibili

    PV from LX Animation Studio

    Donghua PV3 on bilibili
    Donghua PV3 eng subs by Vie
    Donghua PV3 eng subs on youtube

    Coastline Animation Studio

    Donghua PV1 on Bilibili
    Donghua PV1 eng subs on youtube

    Donghua PV2 on Bilibili
    Donghua PV2 eng subs on twitter
    Donghua PV2 eng subs on youtube

    Main Characters

    (This is my personal take on the characters)

    Lin Jingheng - 林静恒 (MC)

    – official birthday 11/1
    – Ex-commander of the top space fleet of the entire universe
    – Cold, reserved, foul mouthed, arrogant and kind of an asshole
    – actually very soft and romantic, to
    Lu Bixing only
    "I'll come back as long as you're still here"
    – very unlucky, the universe tries to kill him in every way possible
    – Lu Bixing's sugar daddy.
    – his brain is so sexy and not only that

    Ship name: LuLin - 陆林

    – Charismatic Dumb Space Baby Scientist x Calculating Space Mafia Boss Asshole
    – 15 years age gap (I know it may sound a lot but humans can live up to 300 years in this setting)
    – soft towards each other even before getting together, and they get even softer as time goes by
    – realistic relationship with couple growth
    – did i say soft yet? SOFT!
    – DOMESTIC
    spoilers (drag to see):

    LULIN HUSBANDS!!! LULIN MARRIED! LULIN DADS LULIN FAMILY!!

    Lu Bixing - 陆必行 (ML)

    – official birthday 5/29
    – the literal sun
    – built a school, the Starry Sea Academy, to provide education to the poor youth of his home galaxy
    – patient, persistent and bold, approaches romance with scientific reports
    – has a huge crush on Lin
    – his priorities are... peculiar
    – best teacher anyone could wish for
    – that kind of character that makes you want to say "I want to give this person the whole universe"

    Zhanlu - 湛卢

    – most powerful AI in the universe
    – everyone's baby
    – unintentionally funny and very talkative (LJH hates this feature)
    – turns into a robotic hand when low on power
    – likes reptiles
    – saved in his database LBX's smut collection
    #letzhanlusing2k21

    Lin Jingshu - 林静姝

    – Lin Jingheng's twin sister
    – got separated when they were kids
    – under that pretty face hides a mysterious, strong & powerful woman
    – harbours contempt towards the current government and military

    Turan - 图兰

    – Elizabeth Cara Turan
    – captain of Silver Ninth Squadron
    – self proclaimed dating genius
    – "My first profession is war, second is sleeping with men"
    – gives tips to Lu Bixing on how to get Lin Jingheng

    Monoeye Hawk - 独眼鹰

    – Lu Bixing's dad
    – has one different coloured eye due to an accident
    – constantly fighting with Lin Jingheng
    – “I would never give my son to you, give up the illusions!”
    – one of the best dads in danmei

    Character List

    Main CharactersDescription
    Lin JinghengEx-Commander of the Silver Fortress
    Lu BixingA scientist and the headmaster of Starry Sea Academy, from the Eighth Galaxy
    Eighth GalaxyDescription
    Monoeye HawkLu Bixing's dad, famous munitions merchant
    Huang Jingshu, Mint, White, Rickhead/VitasLu Bixing's Students from the Starry Sea Academy
    Penny Local gangster from Beijing and a member of Black Hole
    Saturday 
    First GalaxyDescription
    Lu XinRenowed Commander of the IU
    MullerLu Xin's wife. Teacher.
    Lin GerLin Jingheng's grandfather
    Lin WeiLin Jingheng's father
    Laura GordonLin Jingheng's mother. Past director of the White Tower.
    Lin JingshuLin Jingheng's twin sister. (very sexc)
    Gordon Secretary-General, Lin Jingshu's husband
    Hubert WoolfInterstellar Union's Admiral
    LordeLin's Vice Admiral. Black Orchid College graduate
    LeeNew commander of the Silver Fortress
    Silver Ten aka Lin's CircusSquadron
    Lee FranFirst Fleet Captain
    Poisson and Thomas Young Third Fleet Captains
    AnakinFourth Fleet Captain
    Liu Yuanzhong (pls don't forget him)Sixth Fleet Captain
    Elizabeth TuranNinth Fleet Captain
    BayerTenth Fleet Captain
    AIsDescription
    Zhanlu (BABIE)Most powerful AI of the Union
    Long Yuan, Cheng Ying, Chun Jun, Xuan Yuan, Gan Jiang, Mo YeZhanlu's bros
    OthersDescription
    Wang AilunWoolf's secretary
    AnkurA general from the 7th galaxy

    Lin Ran - 林然
    Lu Guo - 陆果

    – LuLin kids
    – Lin Ran is a pianist
    – Lu Guo is enrolled in the military academy

    – some fanart of them (all by goun):
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    Physical copies

    Book + extras

    – physical copy with Priest signature, student card on here

    – physical copy with Eighth galaxy citizen ID card here

    – Character stars here

    – Lin Jingheng keychain here

    – Lu Bixing keychain here

    * Audio Drama set, Lin Jingheng keychain and the character stars are not available right now.

    Audio Drama Collection set

    – Available on Taobao

    Misc

    – CanCiPin Universe Historical Timeline

    list of words to mute for no spoilers

    Priest interview (contains major spoilers) related to Can Ci Pin winning a Searchlight Award.

    If you like Priest's style and her tropes, you might really enjoy this book! Can Ci Pin is a compilation of all the themes she used in her past works (you can read more about this here).

    It might sound like people are forcing me to say this but I swear this book is just so good... I never put this much effort into a novel as much as for CCP. Please love LuLin and join our beautiful galaxy🌌

    Thanks to Cha for helping me make this carrd ♥

    The pics used are all from official art.

    very short but very accurate description of ccp

    If you want to add something / links don't work or even just want to talk about this glorious novel, don't hesitate to dm me on twitter <3

    Reasons why you should read Can Ci Pin

    – originality, top tier sci-fi, fantastic worldbuilding

    – balance between comedy and angst, captivating plot

    – relatable main characters and great side characters, powerful women

    – character growth and couple growth, brilliant philosophical discourse

    – non-stereotypical taller/handsome gong x smaller/cute shou

    Events

    – Lin Jingheng 24h (2020) on lofter

    – Lu Bixing 24h (2021) on lofter


    – Can Ci Pin twitter account for events

    – Lin Jingheng Day carrd

    – Can Ci Pin Week 2021 post

    – Lu Bixing Day post

    – Official artwork thread with artists name here