Holding Onto My Man

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After an accidental death, in order to continue to live, Gu Bai had to choose to go through various wonderful books to complete tasks.

Every time he became a variety of small cannon fodder inside the story, Gu Bai’s code of conduct when completing task is – by all means, don’t be inferior, don’t be shameless, don’t be upright… hold on to a golden thigh.

… N times after transmigrating

Cannon fodder: (angry contempt) … You’re already so powerful, why are you still shamelessly holding on to a golden thigh to deal with us!?

Gu Bai: (deadpan) That… holding and holding… got used to it…

Associated Names
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HOMM
抱住我的男人
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Recommendations
Quickly Wear the Face of the Devil (10)
How To Die As Heavy As Mount Tai (7)
Don’t Pick Up Boyfriends From the Trash Bin (5)
Who Touched My Tail! (3)
Cannon Fodder Cheat System (3)
Transmigrated into a School Idol and Forced to Do Business (2)
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SageMeister
SageMeister
May 02, 2018
Status: c3
I bow down to the translator for allowing me the pleasure of reading another great BL novel. Thank you! As a BL addict and only able to enjoy them in English (I don't know Chinese T.T) I am VERY GRATEFUL!
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Arisana
Arisana
May 06, 2018
Status: Completed
I love this one! The ending was really good~ 5 stars~ (*u*)

I didn't like it at first because I thought that the MC was too stiff but I trust people's rating in Danmeila and so I gave it a try. After reading more arcs and reaching the ending, I finally understood why the MC was like that. ML and MC's story was bittersweet. Their love for each other was so strong and enviable.

About the title, it wasn't really about MC finding a golden thigh to hug. MC was capable... more>> enough to finish his tasks without ML's help. And sometimes ML disrupts the events and MC was like "Why is it happening now when it's supposed to happen later?" LOL I like strong MC. XD <<less
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Pavetta
Pavetta
Nov 12, 2019
Status: c40
Old review, when I rated this four stars, with an edit underneath explaining why I changed my mind:

While this story is good, I have seen better. For example, Don't Pick Up Boyfriends from the tr*sh Bin has a pretty similar premise, but a better plot.

And yet, Holding On To My Man is entertaining enough for me to want to read more. It's not perfect, but I like it. Peony did a marvellous job translating the start, with Chrysanthemum Garden and NovelBear taking up the mantle afterwards.

The reason I didn't give... more>> this five stars is that the translations of NovelBear are a little off. It's not the grammar that's the problem, it's mostly the word choice. It gives the impression that NovelBear is a Chinese person who speaks English as a foreign language.

I don't have a perfect example in mind, but if you go to see the latest chapter that has been translated, here's what you'll find at the start:

Hidden tasks, as the name suggests, it wasn't so good to find the task, it was all by luck.

However, according to the information advantages provided in the plot, Gu Bai recalled.

In the plot, Song Qianxun was a girl from an ordinary family, no money, no game technology f, the reason why she could become a goddess in the game world was the pursuit of several mythical players, and her fortune, inadvertently got a hidden mission.

And here is how I would correct that:

Hidden tasks, as the name suggested, weren't easy to find. It was all down to luck.

However, thanks to the information advantages provided in the plot, Gu Bai knew where some of those tasks were.

In the plot, Song Qianxun was a girl from an ordinary family, with no money and no game technology. The reason why she could become a goddess in the game world was because several mythical players pursued her and because she was fortunate to inadvertently get a hidden mission.

I'm not sure if NovelBear just doesn't speak English as his/her first language, or if (s) he used MTL and just corrected the grammar without bothering to change the weird wording. This example wasn't the best to showcase the weird phrasing, but I was too lazy to look for anything better.

Basically, for me to give this 5-stars, NovelBear would need an English-speaking beta-reader to clean up their chapters a little.

EDIT: The links to the NovelBear translations have been deleted, and Chrysanthemum Garden has taken over with a higher-quality translation, re-translating the chapters NovelBear has translated. As a result, I retract my previous complaints of quality. I have modified my rating and taken it up to five stars. <<less
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siri_que
siri_que
May 05, 2018
Status: Completed
I say, if you like Quickly Wear the Face of the Devil, you'll surely like this one as well.

Same theme, awesome world story creation.

I usually don't finish a novel, only those interesting ones but this one I completed. -♡-
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emiliers
emiliers
Mar 03, 2020
Status: c90
This quick transmigration novel both reminds me of why QT novels are so well liked but also why QT novels are so disliked too. There's some really great worlds in this, but also some really terrible ones too, and of course the big deal-breaker (for some) : an overbearing, as*hole male lead.

Let's front-load the good first: some of the worlds are really, truly good, and the author is incredibly skilled at generating pathos, even when the audience knows that the protagonist is acting. Some of the revenge, while a tad... more>> excessive, also feels really, really good. So good, in fact, that the moment I finished, I went back and reread it just to revel in how good it was. (My personal favorite is the third arc. Punishment is excessive as heck but so, so satisfying for some reason. This arc made me realize why some folks like revenge fantasies so much.)

Now as for the bad: some worlds are B A D. Like, frustratingly bad, since there are so much good to compare to. For instance, the gamer arc was extremely, extremely sexist to the point that I wanted to forward articles written by actual women who are gamers to the author just to go, "The reason there are less well-known girl gamers is not because of some intrinsic difference between men and women but because the gaming environment is so hostile to girl gamers that even when girls do game, they usually try to do so offline or with a male pseudonym to escape harassment. Also, f*ck off."

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That's not even mentioning the dog arc, where, OK the protagonist is a yao, but he's still a freaking dog!! I can take a lot of really weird fetishes, but the bestiality vibes in this arc squicked me out s o m u c h. Like, why couldn't the narrative make the protag a yao who had already gained human form?? Why all that time spent as a dog?? Why, even after gaining human form, does he still spend the majority of time as a dog?? Why all the creepy moments when protag still had no human form when the male lead was still into him as a dog?? WHY?? If I ever turn into a dog and my significant other shows interest in me, I would dump that girl the second I turn human again o m g.

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TLDR; Kind of the epitome of QT novels? Not in the sense that it's a really good QT novel, but that it kind of exemplifies what QT novels are like -- some really good, engaging worlds, along with some worlds that are absolute shit. Honestly, I just came here to ??? About that dog arc because why.

EDIT: OK, as I read more of this, it's just become increasingly clear that the author has some truly ridiculous hang-ups about women, not even just in the usual sense where "women in BL manga are all evil" but also in the sense that she makes some truly wild essentialist statements about women as if they were Actual Indisputable Facts. Such as: girls are less physically strong so they're not good at gaming (?? Wtf??), girls are easily bored with a subject like archaeology (again wtf??), and so on and so forth. Honestly, it's gotten to the point where I preemptively brace myself whenever a female rival is in an arc because I just know the author will make some truly ridiculous statements about not just the woman as a person but women as apparently a category of beings who all share Exactly the Same Indisputable Traits. I was originally going to rate this a 3 out of pity, but honestly the sexism is way too egregious for that. (It doesn't appear that often simply because women don't appear that often in this author's world, but whenever there's a woman, you bet there's going to be some sexism. Jeez.) <<less
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Narutolvr
Narutolvr
May 23, 2018
Status: Completed
It's a really good story! I always like fast wears with a decent back story- which this certainly has. The missions themselves are pretty much what you expect (think QWFOD) with the whole looking for your lover while completing the mission thing but the backstory makes the actual situation just a bit different. Either way, it's quite the enjoyable read. The MC is reminds me a lot of Yun Sheng from QWFOD: a good balance of shameless and prideful. He'll certainly work hard to complete his mission and is often... more>> strong enough to do so alone, but doesn't mind relying on his man to do it for him. Why waste energy, right? And he will tease and/or "train" his lover at times which makes for a very fun read. Aside: for y'all who like this type of MC, I recommend "Scattering IQ to the Male Protagonist" because the MC is basically this but a level higher- purposely teasing his lover to the point where he snaps just because he thinks his blackened look will be "cute" XD.

Long story short, I strongly recommend it for anyone who loves the transmigration system genre (even though there are SO many lol) or as a good starting point if you want to try reading some of these novels. <<less
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elvira12
elvira12
Dec 27, 2018
Status: Completed
This a great story. It started like any other system transmigration story. Only it wasnt a system but a master-host relationship. The "system" being the master and the MC as host.

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Spoiler

The master is actually the ML. Each of his avatars in the worlds where the host was sent, fell in love with the host.

The master could not believe that he will fall in love with another because he only loves one person who has already died. But it turns out, that the MC is the reincarnation of that beloved person. The ML only realized before going to the third arc.

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The phasing is pretty good, with only 10 to 15 chapters per arc.

Spoiler

This is happy ending. The ending is very satisfying.

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I definitely recommend this. Hopefully the translator would persevere in completing the translation because it is worth it! <<less
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Tsugaru
Tsugaru
Jul 25, 2019
Status: c29
This novel's suited for your quick fix of transmigration; solid translations, a likeable MC, and decent enough chemistry between the two main male characters.

There's really only one nit pick, but it's large enough to take off two stars.

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Spoiler

How slimy the ML is in the first two arcs. In the first arc he basically steamrolls over whatever the MC says. Although I get that he's supposed to be a villain, in the second arc, he basically brings home a child to groom into his lover (not the mc) or whatever. He also almost r*pes the said near-lover.

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Linley babe
Linley babe
May 04, 2018
Status: --
Bl novel are one of the reason I addicted to read online

This novel are cute and very interesting, MC are shamelessly hold a gold thighs even thought he had a golden finger

I recommended this novel to read
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secondthots
secondthots
Jan 05, 2021
Status: c104
If Quickly Wear the Face of the Devil & King's Game had a baby...

OK there's two camps: you either hate it or you love it. There's no gray area. Those who hate it have a bone to pick with the main CP & plot. Whether it's the lack of gravitas with the two main characters or the numerous plot holes that raid the story, to that camp- this novel is mediocre right to its very core. If you want a way better QT novel with the same elements, go read... more>> Quickly Wear the Face of the Devil. If you want to read a novel where the MC is incessantly pampered by the universe, go read King's Game.

I fall into the "I actually enjoyed it" camp. Yes, there are very obvious negatives with this novel; I see & acknowledge them. But honestly, I barely even used my brain when reading this. Call it my guilty pleasure. It hits all of my right zones & I quite like the fact that it is reminiscent of QWtFoD. The MC is pretty bland. The only unique quality is that he's pretty apathetic (altho I feel now that's more common in QT novels..). ML...I mean where can you go wrong with being an alpha male through & through. Some may be already fed up by the typical, universe-adored, OP male lead whose looks could demolish empires BUT I'm still unabashedly hooked. Call me an idealistic moron because I CONCUR. The plot, on the other hand, is mediocre. If you chose to read this novel, I hope that you do on the basis of just wanting to see face-slaps, dog blood plots, & a heap of dog food. God forbid you read it for the plot!

TL;DR bad plot, good fluff & dog food! Read this if you want a quick fix after reading QWtFoD. Don't have high expectations pls

I might change my rating depending on how the last 6 chapters fare... not like it'll make a difference lmao. A 4* since I'm biased af <<less
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chekanalia
chekanalia
May 02, 2018
Status: c3
I just found this one and I like it. A true white lotus here, completely shameless and unafraid to sell meng! To live a good life, ... more>>
Spoiler

In order to complete the task, in the future he must resolutely listen to golden thigh's decision, follow gold thigh's policy, comply with golden thigh's instructions, and hold on to this gold thigh!

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I find the character to be interesting in that we can see that he is a very logical thinker and knows how to use what he has wisely. Gonna wait for more so as to give a better review. <<less
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earlgreyt
earlgreyt
Sep 14, 2019
Status: Completed
There are some interesting worlds in this one and the MC/ML backstory isn't too boring, but ultimately it's not that different from many other QT (quick transmigration) novels. I highly recommend [Don't Pick Up Boyfriends From the tr*shbin] as it has much better writing and more original storylines.

That said, the entertainment value of this one isn't bad. I did find the original meeting love story done pretty well (it wasn't summarized) and the ending was pretty dramatic/intense. Maybe because I skimmed some parts, but the overall rebirth/system/tasks wasn't really explained... more>> very well...

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especially why the ML took over the system space and did those things when it wasn't part of his job description or his skills in the first place. Additionally, the author would sometimes mention the original owner of the body and where their spirit would go, but it's pretty glossed over at the ending.

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I enjoyed the ancient world storyline with the two lovers who died for each other (though some of that storyline was a bit contrived/tragic because of the reborn guy who didn't trust his lover enough...)

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periperi
periperi
Feb 07, 2019
Status: Completed
Ahhh this is like the first multiple world story that I actually completed IN CHINESE (my parents would be so proud that I'm even reading Chinese...)

Usually I get bored of the multiple world story after a while but I really enjoyed this. There's no annoying system, there's a general direction MC has to go but no specific way he has to handle it. I enjoyed the way he solved each problem. The worlds were also rather unique, the one I found most surprising (in a good way) is the... more>> arc of the abused protagonist in the historical setting. Especially loved the way the MC wrapped that up.

There's an actual overarching plot that I wasn't really expecting but I liked how it was all explained in the final arc. And that ending was so sweet, I wanted more tbh.

Overall, really like how the ML could be someone related to MC's job or totally unrelated yet every single time he's someone really powerful. Also, it's not a one-sided sort of relationship since after the 2nd arc, MC starts to chase ML.

Overall, worth reading this in Chinese (and that's saying a lot). <<less
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Jwel
Jwel
Jan 16, 2019
Status: Completed
I love it!!

The first thing I love about this was the ML only love one person.

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Spoiler

The master is the ML, he always send a piece of him in every arc and they always fell inlove with MC

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The MC is cold and unfeeling but after few arc he started to feel so he started to chase the ML which is cute. At the near end you will find out why the MC is heartless and why the master choose him.

This is definitely worth reading. Im still following the translation even though I finished it by mtling. <<less
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Rinth
Rinth
May 05, 2018
Status: c5
Just found the story. The story is excellent and the translation is good! It is indeed entertaining to see MC try to hug his golden thigh and avoid traps haha~

Waiting excitedly for new chapters!
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hy-d-ra
hy-d-ra
Mar 14, 2020
Status: Completed
It's pleasant. It may not be ground-breaking, but it's pleasant for reading, it doesn't overcomplicates things, it fully covers the questions it poses: why MC was like that but changes, how are they connected with ML, why ML acted the way he did at first, why are they travelling worlds. And it does that along the way of the story, sometimes their world being connected with the plot that is happening within the arc itself (several final arcs).

Personally, I found its' charm in simplicity and playing with most common cliche... more>> tropes:

  • Fated lovers. Pretty soon into reading you understand that they're fated lovers. One forgot about everything. One is searching. Reaching the final arc proves this point. Hence "Holding onto my man". Thus their feelings develop rather quickly.
  • OP-ness. Although MC later comes across as OP character, but it's the type when MC is shown as pretty cool, charming person. His silliness comes only when he hangs like a koala from ML. But honestly, I didn't dislike his open view and lack of coyness, he jumps right into romance, he's very active about it, because that's his man and he loves him a lot, he doesn't play schemes or pretends like many MCs do.
  • Fixing the plot. It gets especially good in later part. Because what MC does is not only the residual wish of original owner, but later it affects the entire world he transmigrates to itself, which came as a nice twist. Some arcs have really interesting twists tbh.
If you read at least more than 10 QT novels (not only FOD lol, like that bs doesn't need to be mentioned every effing time there is other QT novel ahaha), you realize advantages and disadvantages of these stories and if you end up loving QT you start to have preferences, Holding onto my man satisfies many of mine: the way MC is, the way ML isn't a dick, how it doesn't ubruptly ends with lackluster ending, how their final world nicely integrated within previous arcs, that it has twists that can surprise me, charming MC who doesn't play games with ML or treats him like a lap dog, but loves him deeply. That's why I have a really favorable impression of it. <<less
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Saffari
Saffari
Jan 08, 2020
Status: Completed
My favorite world hopping/quick-wear novel! Better than QWTFOTD, in my opinion, and for many reasons!

For one, the story is tied up by one encompassing narrative which was executed organically and distinguishes itself from other similar stories.

The worlds and the stories are also very original and complex. The characters in the worlds are well-written and have their own motivations and character development. They don't remain static and undergo change, it was refreshing to see the motivations and changes of the "villains" get explained and we get to see things from their... more>> perspective. They're not just flat characters and their actions are done for reasons that resonate with their own stories.

Some of the worlds have some transmigrator or reincarnator MCs thrown in, and although they take the similar revenge path, we actually get to see their thoughts and emotions fleshed out, often leaving the readers to sympathize with their own descent to hubris. It's like reading a mary sue transmigration/reincarnator story from another perspective.

The pacing is perfect. Never dragged on or too fast. Author spends just the right amount of chapters for every world without wasting time for indulgent trope scenes like shopping or training or being praised by everyone.

As for the MC and ML, they're both one of my favorite pairings, not because of the dog food, but because of how they are both complex, especially MC. MC is like an AI who is learning how to be human as he goes along different worlds, which ties up with the encompassing narrative of the novel. I like how despite claiming heartlessness and cunning, MC is actually more pragmatic than cruel, capable of kindness more than he thinks he is. He's not cruel unless you cross a moral line, and even then, only throws schemes back to their sources. He doesn't treat other characters like objects. He gives the mission targets of in the worlds chances to make a different choice. He treats human life with respect, again a reference to his real identity. He's calm and collected, but never heartless.

As for ML, we see him most of the time as his avatars from the worlds, and what I love the most about him is how his avatars have his qualities with some exaggerated characteristics, so he is never truly the same in every world. The only similarities they bear with each other is their love, respect, and devotion towards MC, which manifests in diff. Ways. More importantly, he lets MC do his sh*t and never forces his own hand on MCs plans and schemes. He supports him while allowing him to do what he wants to do in order to accomplish his world missions. He is not without his hubris, of course, but he doesn't claim to be anything more than what he is.

To sum it up, it's definitely a great read and a refreshing face slapping novel that keeps its moral bottomline. <<less
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xakiox
xakiox
Dec 12, 2018
Status: c20 part2
Do give this a shot if you enjoyed reading QWFOD! Although it might feel quite similar to QWFOD at first, the story is actually very different, you'll find out what I mean when you reach the ending. I actually like the ending of this one more than QWFOD (to be fair, I used MTL so I'm not 100% sure off all that happened but it's still a very wonderful ending anyway). I'm re-reading it again on peony tl to pick up all the details lost when I used MTL and... more>> it's still very enjoyable even though I'm reading it for the 2nd time! ;) <<less
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Maiasia
Maiasia
Nov 29, 2018
Status: Completed
1st arc aside, this novel is fluffy. The closer to the end you get the more you'll roll your eyes cause you, the reader, will be made to feel like a lightbulb. ? I really love the MC and it's refreshing to see a shou proudly and without shame exclaim his love to and for the ML in front of everyone. I love how the ML who has a reputation of being stern and stoic would just melt for the MC then and there, no matter who was around. I... more>> enjoy how they would just go into PDA in front of everyone. ? If you're debating, just get through arc 1 and the rest are fine. (Though arc one isn't that bad.) The deeper you go, the fluffier it'll be. Don't worry, it's a monogamous relationship all the way. <<less
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nadywing
nadywing
May 14, 2018
Status: c7
I just finish reading this in sto, it is 5/5 novel, while going throught the worlds you'll have a light hearted reading, not knowing the bitterweet origin of all the sweetness that you are filling in those words.

Please, look forward to read a tale of straightfoward and eternal love ?
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