Doomed to be Cannon Fodder


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She’s somehow ended up transmigrating into the book as the supporting female lead, who was beaten to death! Deeply in love with the male lead, she’s fated to be beaten to a bloody pulp before even holding hands with him?!

First things first, she needs to survive and latch onto the big thigh of a patron. But the supporting male lead is a true gentleman and feels nothing for her stunning, alluring body. That’s alright! She’ll latch onto the old madame or the male lead then!

But why does the supporting male lead look at her with increasingly odd eyes? And what of that Wulin Alliance Head with the personality disorder? You’re just a random bystander, what are you getting involved for??

Finally, the male lead could bear it no longer and dragged her back to the Prince Li Manor…

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mxg rated it
June 16, 2018
Status: Completed
After stumbling around the Transmigration genre for quite a bit of time, I picked up this gem. I put off reading it because the summary was a little lacklustre. However, it's probably one of the best transmigration novels out there.

The romance is definitely there at the beginning, but it turns into love later on through steady (but hilarious) events. The MC annoyed me a little with how weak and fragile her new body seemed to be, but it soon added to the comedy. This was one of the few books... more>> which had me laughing out loud.

You shouldn't take the events in the novel so seriously. It intertwines some supernatural characteristics out of nowhere, but you soon begin to understand it's been done on purpose. The novel itself is an ode to other Transmigration novels - with the MC calling out cliche tropes such as endless supporting male leads, twisted reasoning, and convenient events that somehow seem to fix the problem the MC faces. It adds to the charm of the book in the end.

Overall, it was a really sweet story and is meant to be a light-hearted read. <<less
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Kurobito rated it
June 13, 2018
Status: Completed
First time for me to read a transmigrator vs transmigrator &reincarnator. Overall the story is great with quite a few (wait, a lot) of fluffy moments. Hope to find more of this kind of novel instead of too much novel with too OP FL. I really need a break from that.
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Ecirteab rated it
June 11, 2018
Status: c295
I have mixed feelings about this novel.

The first half or so were a comedic novel about a woman who transmigrates via cactus and her trying to navigate the plot as a cannon fodder. I thought the plot was relatively lighthearted and the character interactions were funny with misunderstandings galore.

Then the 'romance' starts setting in and the story gets more serious for a good while. At that point, the novel really starts to get bogged down. The MC's relationship with the male lead is based on a facade, the facade of... more>> her being a meek and fragile woman of the times. She can't communicate with him properly because of genuine fear and she never really shows her trueself. And he falls in love with this part of her.

Next, the story gets more serious and the MC gets more and more explained super powers and the antagonists get much more ridiculous and annoying. The cockroach antagonists drag on for so long and the MC gets such random deus ex machinas that it feels like the author wrote the story into a rut and just had to plot hole a way out.

Additionally, by this point I genuinely preferred the two side male leads (esp the 3rd one who she met very late but I felt was the best suited to her because they interact without a facade, he comments on her inability to talk freely with the male lead btw and I agree)

The last fifth of the novel perks up the story again just because it gets back into a more light hearted mood and delves straight into face slapping, the relationship does become much sweeter because she does show her true self and their interactions get much more enjoyable. It feels like the novel isn't taking itself too seriously and that's what makes it fun to read.

Overall, I almost prefer the 2 chapter side romance of her maid to the main characters romance. The first part and very last part of the novel are the best parts, The middle is draggy and full of eye-rolling moments and distracts from the general quality of the novel. <<less
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CuteReport rated it
May 2, 2018
Status: Completed
OMG! I super duper love this story! So fluffy and funny!
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laeticia rated it
March 23, 2018
Status: c295
Anamazing novel that I would recommend, one moment your feeling really anxious and angry, the next your melting in a pool envy of how you wish your life could be like that (not all like that I’d rather not get poisoned thank you very much). A definite 5 out of 5.
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CyCy rated it
March 20, 2018
Status: Completed
When I first saw this novel. I didn't like the title. I was conflicted whether to read it or not. Thank you, my past self for clicking and reading it QAQ!!

I never regretted reading this novel. Imo, it's on my top 10 of best novels - well thats just my opinion.

The Romance cant be a tiiiinnny bit slow ... more>>

cause of MC wants to hug the legs of our Second ML and was kinda oblivious to our ML's feelings for her But MC and ML still end together in their rainbow of happiness

ANNDD DAAYM I was screaming my heart out thru out all the chapters. Especially when it comes to 100+ ish chapters.

I died many times in fluffyness, sweetness and everything. It was worth of my time and days reading it. NO REGRETS.

All in All: 10/10 would definitely read again. <<less
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Torterrain rated it
February 17, 2018
Status: Completed
First time reading a book with woman as a main character. Simply I wanted to try reading on. Not regretting with my decision. MC is a master of this genre (atleast for me) so it was easy to get a basic understanding of what is ok and what is not, in the world of ancient china. The book always had enough tension of what was going to happen to keep me reading onward.

I was kind of afraid of the harem part of this genre when the story started to progress.... more>> But because MC is not a woman that is easily pushed down like the ''real MC'', it turned out well and saved me from disliking this book.

I rate this 4, 5/5 <<less
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Nashi00 rated it
February 6, 2018
Status: Completed
This novel is simply entertaining and good!

I really, really like the MC. Not much to complain about.

I would give the novel 5 stars if it weren't for the "plot holes". There a lot of things that just don't make sense and totally illogical that will leave you like whaaaaaaat....
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For example, a REAL spoiled modern woman with princess syndrome would know things about war and such other spoiled princesses wouldn't know. Like what the literally f*ck. Also, it would be better if the MC had told the ML in more details about herself with the transmigration and her origin.


Anyways there are a lot more problems with this novel BUT overall, it's nothing that will get you so annoyed that you will want to quit reading. In fact, despite the plot holes, it's really enjoyable to read and likable. <<less
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rdawv rated it
February 5, 2018
Status: c115
Above average, but the first word that came to mind after a hundred chapters is "infuriating". As a parody it works well: the female MC relates the events around her to the tropes commonly found in the novels that she had read. Yet the author emphasizes on the dazzling attributes of the male characters and much of the MC's intelligence seem to diminish at every encounter.

She is fully aware of the circumstances surrounding the men, yet incredibly dense about her own impact on them. Time and again she would bring... more>> up her suspicions about the male lead, only to quickly dismiss them out of hand without even considering that she could be right. We are told that she wants to survive the terrible fate of her original body and thus would do things differently than the novel. But she remains blissfully unaware that her actions did change her fate. Instead of antagonizing the male lead as in the novel, she had unwittingly seduced him... and she completely ignore the possibility that her actions had made her attractive to him.

It is still an interesting read, but some of the cast are really blocks of wood (eg: the original novel female lead). As long as you expect a parody and not a work of true romance, it should be interesting to read.

Edit: The final parts of the novel seemed rushed, as new antagonists are thrown in without much explanation. As before, the author easily pulled out the tropes of webnovels and assume readers are already somewhat familiar with them. It is interesting to read, but by then the reader knows the so-called Cannon Fodder now has Full Plot Armor and able to solve many predicaments with sudden revelations suddenly given to her.

Though the gruesome ends of her enemies might be unsettling, in the end the novel remains a light-hearted read with much of the scales tipping in favour of the passionate descriptions of the MC and her male lead. <<less
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trippy-chan rated it
February 4, 2018
Status: c295
This is a work that is ultimately amusing! Enjoyment comes with taking this novel with a grain of salt--some of the plot points get pretty strange and illogical. However, I think that it's (mostly) a purposeful decision on the author's part; this novel seems to lampshade and parody tropes of the harem genre. It's basically good for a casual read; don't expect stunning character development or anything.

I have to address some things that have been mentioned in other comments though. As I mentioned before, I am almost certain that the... more>> author meant for this work to be a parody, in a number of ways. One of the main points of humor is that the MC is subject to the white lotus characteristics of the body she transmigrated into. The original BXX was afraid of blood, so even if our MC is not, her body physically reacts anyway. Our MC mentions at many points that she herself can't believe how weak the body she's currently inhabiting is. She gets frustrated that her body will faint at any surprising stimuli. She does take advantage of her body's condition sometimes, in some funny, manipulative ways.

The ML was both a disappointment and not. He obviously thinks highly of the MC, to the point where he will defer to most of her judgment calls. Their interactions as a couple are adorable; they earnestly support each other. However, the ML still can't escape the conventional tropes that permeate such novels: the possessive (aka rape-y) lover. That's right folks, the MC and ML are a cute couple ONLY if we ignore their sexual relationship. I think it's a side affect of the CN novel romance genre as a whole? I've seen it in many permutations across different works. It's like most CN novel authors are allergic to women (or for BL, the partner with the "woman's" role, which is a whole other problematic trend that I won't get into right now) feeling or expressing pleasure. It's not impossible to find a romance in which both characters mutually enjoy sleeping with each other, but it is damn rare. Why does the female character have to be in pain all the time?? We get enough of that ridiculousness in the real world, so why do these shitty situations have to carry over to our fantasy fiction too? Why do MLs always have to be "beasts" sexually? These are questions for which I have no answers. <<less
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araarq rated it
January 31, 2018
Status: Completed
I really liked this book. It was a cute story with likeable leads. The female lead was cute, sometimes airheaded but knew what to do and wasn't magically a genious when she transmigrated. The male lead was devoted and straightforward, and didnt hurt the female lead like other novels.

I'd also like to clear up the missunderstanding that the male lead raped the female lead. This isnt true. What actually happened was the SECONDARY male lead raped ORIGINAL female lead of the novel (who isnt the female lead we follow). The... more>> female lead we follow transmigrated into the body of a side villain of the origional novel <<less
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fvistar rated it
January 31, 2018
Status: c290
One of the best Chinese novels I've read. I love To Be A Virtuous Wife and Eight Treasures Trousseau and have been looking for something similar. While this book shows more of the modern side of the MC, the historical part and the romance and the comedy makes me give this 5 stars. I love how the MC is not your typical MC because she wasn't supposed to be! She was supposed to be a cannon fodder but with her wits and courage (or a lack of in the beginning)... more>> she was able to overcome whatever obstacle came her way. The ML of course is so doting of her and I love every minute of it! Whenever a misunderstanding arose, it was quickly solved and not dragged out which I so love... Anyways, give this a try if any of those reasons above resonate with you. You won't regret it! <<less
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January 31, 2018
Status: c290
Great novel. Sad to see it end, but quite happy with the ending. It has been an interesting story from the start, every chapter was a must read. Love the characters. ML ando FL (come to) respect and love each other. Honestly want more. Thanks you author and translators, I appreciate the hard work and the great story.
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September 19, 2017
Status: c165
As compared to the usual transmigration novels with OP MC heroines, this one can be considered to be a breath of fresh air. It's funny and entertaining and I love the fluffy interactions of the MC and the ML plus the MIL.
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alexfilia rated it
August 13, 2017
Status: --
The MC gets pulled into the world of a novel she was reading and has the role of the cannon fodder who dies for a s*upid reason.... Since the MC doesnt want to share the same fate she changes the story little by little to the point the plot has nothing to do with the original ending
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QueenAi rated it
July 19, 2017
Status: c96
This novel is awesome! Not your typical MC. Just a bystander who only wants to survive. Really funny characters. You will just want to cheer cockblocking everyone. Hahahaha.
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June 29, 2020
Status: Completed
Lovely! I really liked, although in the middle I had to speed read some chapters because I felt the story pace getting too slow, the overall story is amazing! Quite funny and well build, perfect for those who like the formula.
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Felled_and_Fallen rated it
June 22, 2020
Status: Completed
Read this a while back. I do like it. One of the few transmigration stories with an expanded story and a lot of arcs that I don't find completely tedious to read. The main characters aren't the most groundbreaking. A binge-able story but not anything you'll carry with you.
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June 18, 2020
Status: Completed
3.5 / 5

Though it starts kinda bad with the author making no progress in the story except by having Bai Xiangxiu injured. It gets better, or maybe you just get attached to the characters later on that you don't mind the overused FL injured = plot progress. The secondary characters are good too, but I wanted more interactions with Lin Qianzi as she was the FL in the original novel. Also, the author could have developed Luo Yunzheng character more.

Nevertheless, this was a good novel if you can get past... more>> the first 100 chapters of the FL getting constantly injured, kidnapped, and almost raped in every few chapters for plot progress. The best part was the later war chapters when the FL finally stop fearing the ML, blood, and death, and you actually see her character growth. <<less
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June 14, 2020
Status: Completed
What I find annoying about this novel is the double standards of the author. While Lin Qianzi is vilified for allowing the supporting male characters take advantage of her, the FL is simply exonerated by the ML and all the supporting male characters after her for doing the exact same thing:

[She sleeps in the same bed with an adult man, his mental disposition regardless, not once but twice which is unacceptable whether in ancient China or modern China.]

[She casually falls asleep in the company of a man she clearly knows... more>> has strong feelings for her; is it any surprise that he takes advantage of her?] <<less
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