I Refuse to be a Supporting Character

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What if you became the novel’s supporting character?

Gu Jin was transported inside a novel as the supporting character and best friend of the female lead, Cheng Xin.

Cheng Xin was frequently surrounded by men of status and quality. As Gu Jin was the female lead’s dearest friend, she didn’t mind settling for the leftover meager soup should the female lead choose to eat the meat. The two best friends believed they’d enjoy this friendship for a lifetime until she discovered that her destiny was doomed. Her marriage would end in utter failure.

The female lead who often quarrelled with the male lead would seek Shao Chong’s comfort and presence. Moreover, Shao Chong was Gu Jin’s husband! After several incidents, Gu Jin advised Shao Chong to have a sense of propriety as her husband, but he waved it off, told her not too think too much about it, claiming that he only had a pure friendship with Cheng Xin. Nothing more. But on the day Gu Jin was kidnapped, her good husband stayed by the female lead’s side and accompanied her to the hospital.

Realizing what would become of her future, Gu Jin was determined not to waste this life as the female lead’s supporting character. She would not live her life as a spectator in someone else’s love story. No, she would be the protagonist of her own romance.

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Xuyên Thành Nữ Chính Khuê Mật Làm Sao Bây Giờ
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blazikens
blazikens
Jan 06, 2019
Status: c25
Another modern novel I was expecting to be somewhat better than most. Usually, I'm not too demanding of these types of reincarnation / transmigration novels, they tend to be cliché and not very deep, but they can have sweet / cute moments and even be funny sometimes. They make for pretty good entertainment when you aren't looking for anything deep.

BUT, that's only if the romance is acceptable.

In this story, the ML is someone who sexually assaults her and goes on to get 'revenge' on her in petty and annoying ways... more>> just because she 'dared' to fight back when he was under the influence. Like wtf was he expecting, to allow herself to be groped by him lmao?

So yeah.... and seriously, I'm starting to question how readers can rate stories like this with 4 / 5 stars when the ML is clearly sexually abusive or just abusive in general. If it were someone other than the ML, they'd be up in arms, demanding for the guy to be destroyed, but since it's the ML he somehow gets a free pass? <<less
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misseternal
misseternal
Jan 20, 2019
Status: c29
Yeah, uhhh. So, ML is basically mol*sting the MC whenever they meet? Brief explanation is in the spoilers, but if you want to know how bad the interactions between MC and ML is, you should probably read the spoilers and make the decision of (not) reading this novel.

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Spoiler

Three times they met in these 29 short chapters. First meeting, he rescued her from falling to the floor, and I was like oh nice! Second, he mol*sts her, which is explained later on as being the effects of someone drugging him. So, not cool, but understandable. As long as it's the only time we see an nonconsensual act between the romantic partners-to-be. Buuuut then, he stalks her. It's not too bad of stalking, only information gathering. Why? Because she kicked him in the nuts when he tried to force himself on her while he was drugged. So, ugh. ML finds it ok to mol*st someone while drugged, but finds it not ok for someone to stop the mol*station in the first place? Psssh. Not only that, but later on their third meeting, he tries dubious, nonconsunsual stuff on her when he traps her in a dressing room. Then, suddenly a very powerful pain hits the 20 years old MC and she realizes, somehow, that it's menstrual pain. Because why not. Suddenly she becomes very weak, and stops resisting the ML. Only then, the ML pulls himself together, because, and I quote:

"When Mu Mingcheng felt the woman's resistance diminish within his arms, he secretly praised Gu Jin for doing exactly that which would make him regain his senses."

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So yeah, don't like the ML at all. The MC is nice, smart, pretty. And the ML deserves nothing like her. So, no. Just because the ML is the most successful and rich person in the novel doesn't give him the right to be like that.

Do not recommend to anybody. Tr*shy ML ruins the whole novel. MC is pretty good in the chapters I read
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(not counting the weird menstrual thing at the end of chapter 29)

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, so that's why I gave 2/5 instead of 1/5. <<less
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Blobby
Blobby
Dec 26, 2018
Status: c27
The male lead is hella creepy. The dude sexualy assaulted her. And was mad when she kicked his family jewels. I get it he was under the influence, but instead of apologising he harasses her again. WHAT THE ACTUAL HECK IS WRONG WITH YOU.

The story is really creepy and gross.
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Cryarc
Cryarc
Oct 04, 2018
Status: Completed
Pretty standard romance, not bad but also not that great. The way the MC and male leads falls in love is pretty cliche, ML: she dared to kick me in the nut, awesome! She's my true love and obsession from now on! Hands off her you guys! FL: he's a creepy guy at first, but hey he's rich, handsome, young and he helps me slap people's faces!

The story itself is fine but there's some unnecesary side plots going on which feels it adds nothing to the story (particularly towards the... more>> end of the story, after they resolved the original premise of the novel). The story is strecthed for a bit into some trivial characters plot, in which some of them didn't even appearing in the previous chapters, giving us some weird comeuppance for a supposed villain which never actually done anything so bad yet to the MC in her current reitiration other than mild annoyance. We also got a random plot point appearing and immediately resolved at the last chapters which never even mentioned to the readers before it, so it feels like 'is this necessary?' So instead of using the end to show us the final fate of the actual important characters, we got unimportant side characters and randomly appearing characters got their comeuppance. <<less
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Alina Moktan
Alina Moktan
Sep 28, 2018
Status: c50
This is very good novel, I like it very much. Reading this make me really sad for original MC. She was treated as object by her best friend and her ex husband. I hate this selfish female lead and disgust ex husband. Female lead know that ex husband in love her and even introduced him to original MC to destroy her life. Her ex husband only caring for female lead. He turn indifferent and uncaring to her. She was tragady killed, her unborn child was killed too.

MC was transmigration into... more>> friend of female lead. She know her fate and marry life was tragady and sad because of female lead. She was treated as object by female lead and ex husband. She change her life by breaking up with this ex husband and cut ties friendship with female lead. Female lead is idiot, spoiled brat, selfish, crybaby. She turn into mature at end after losing everything. Still don't like her. Her ex husband get memories of first life, he trying to redeemed MC but she reject him in public. How dare he trying to destroy MC and ML life. Male lead eat vinegar lot.

I like how sweet MC and male lead realatinship is. Male lead is so decent, rich handsome virgin guy who fall for MC. It's good and sweet romance novel.

Recommend This Novel. <<less
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goregasms
goregasms
May 30, 2019
Status: --
I was rooting for the MC for a while but she keeps having motivation flips and flops all over the place. ML is also disgusting and uses powerplays to cover his fragile ego. He's a sexual abuser and victim blaming jerk, that honestly should be arrested after he cornered and tried to assault MC in a *womans bathroom*.

Every time I think im too critical of C-novels, I remember that awful content like this is normalized and treated as standard and decent in romantic terms. I quite enjoy dark themes and... more>> topics, but not when theyre senseless and presented as just and forgivable because its a Poor Misunderstoof Tragic Character doing them. <<less
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SrPyro
SrPyro
May 16, 2019
Status: c33
Stopped reading after sexual assaulter sets up a deal with MC. The deal is dating him for 3 months and IF he is satisfied, he will maybe give back the bracelet that he STOLE from her while while mol*sting her. Yet, she accepts.

I can't stand this shitty twisted dynamic as a romance novel. You must have a loose screw to actually like this novel.
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Chi
Chi
Oct 01, 2018
Status: Completed
It's a sweet and relatively calm novel. Even though there's such big difference of standing (family power) between the MC and ML there's no crap such as "you are not worth of him!", after all the ML was already nearing 30 but he was in Hogwarts, so it was better than nothing lol

The original host was really pitiful, but don't worry! Everything is fine when it ends fine! The original host included ;D

Also, this novel is MTL friendly~!!!! You won't lose your brain!!!!!
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Rink0
Rink0
Aug 17, 2019
Status: --
The summary sounds interesting, but after reading it, it's not as good as the summary.

Spoiler
  1. The very thing I don't like is, the FL, whose role which should be a supporting character, actually described as refined beauty and dignified, more than the actual heroine of the novel, a.k.a FL's cousin. And this description was written in almost every chapter more than once. It feels like the author worshipped FL beauty
  2. The same goes with ML, he was too perfect, that this couple actually felt too imaginary as the perfect couple.
  3. The cousin's BF was described as losing his rational thinking when it includes his woman, yes, this is the typical description of every not-actual-ML. But really, imo, the ML in this story is worst when it came to containing his feeling for FL. He even resort to assaulting her.
  4. The FL, described to be intelligent and all, actually accepted ML offer for "trial" relationship, despite knowing his personality is not good nor to her liking. Certaintly there is other way than that.
  5. The story itself is typical like other. The FL turn into femme fatale who doesnt have any interest in men. The ML black belly trying to win FL heart. Some other male supporting character who tried to court FL and made ML jealous. It's just like a copy pasta of a template transmigration/reincarnation novel with female protagonist set in modern era. Nothing really new.
  6. It's a bit weird how FL needs her cousin to match her with the ex-boyfriend. Like, she has the look and all. Even when FL just walk, every men in the room turned their eyes to her (this was actually described in several chapters). She could literally point and pick every men she wants. Even the ML fell head over heel for her.
  7. So in the early chapter I thought in the past life, FL actually likes her ex-boyfriend, but later, it was said she actually didn't like him. Like, what? If she didn't like him, why would she dated him in the first place?? She could just said no, to her cousin offer. She always said her ex didn't love her, so why would he date her. The same question I asked you FL.
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All in all, the story is too typical and the FL was too Mary Sue. I don't like the ML too as he was too typically yandere type and forced himself to her.
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JimmyFalcon
JimmyFalcon
Feb 14, 2019
Status: c40
This is my first one star ever and I don't even really dislike the novel, I just have gripe with this since the translator dropped another novel that is so much better to focus more on this.

It's still bad of course- but deserves more like 2 stars.

The romance in this is awful;

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Spoiler

The ML is a cold man and when he gets kicked in the balls for harassing the FL he falls for her and does everything he can to acquire her- because honestly I think that he thinks she's an object. He claims she's his and threatens her with her grandmother's heirloom. And guess what- she falls in love for this pile of entitled crud.

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The romance in this novel is basically just wish fulfillment, and it's not even exciting at that.

2/5 would not recommend <<less
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autumnscarf
autumnscarf
Oct 14, 2018
Status: Completed
I'd rate this 2.5 if I could. It's what you'd expect of a meh quality transmigration-into-a-romance-novel novel with your standard pretty and reasonable FL and domineering ice-cube-who-can-only-be-melted-by-the-FL ML.

There are a few cute and funny moments, but most of the time I wasn't really into it. I don't think the author really resolved the original conflict between the FL, original FL, and original second ML. They pretty much just get kicked to the curb with no epilogue. Meanwhile, the FL and ML go through a kind of random life-threatening plot orchestrated... more>> by characters who aren't really introduced early in the story, for a reason that is kind of randomly explained at the end of the novel.

The ending focuses more on supporting characters who were barely relevant than on any of the main characters or original main cast. However, it's a short and easy read. <<less
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AmyzingAmy
AmyzingAmy
Dec 31, 2019
Status: c65
This novel is SHET. I can tell the author's trying to separate this novel from your usual overbearing CEO romance novels, but NO. It's not working. It's just as garbage.

I was looking forward to the whole transmigration and revenge idea. Things were pretty meh at first but when the male lead came things started to somewhat fall apart for me. The "romance" leaves a foul taste in my mouth.

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Spoiler

Mu Mingcheng, the male lead, sexually assaulted Gu Jin on their first encounter. Of course, he was under the influence of drugs and thankfully Gu Jin managed to escape. So just how did Gu Jin capture this guy's attention? Mu Mingcheng, the dream guy of all the ladies who has never gotten entangled with any women before, decided to force Gu Jin into a relationship (threatening her with her family heirloom) just because her retaliation back in the room turns him on. Like wtf? When Gu Jin and Mu Mingcheng first met and I read the part about his "slight distaste" towards her, I was actually pretty intrigued because I don't like the whole love at first sight trope. I

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I don't get how the two leads got together and although I somewhat enjoyed reading about how Gu Jin got back at her tr*shy ex, I have to give this novel a horrible rating. <<less
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ike_00000
ike_00000
Sep 01, 2019
Status: c1
A shallow story about a girl that transmigrates into an even worse shallow story.

Very fanciful, seriously melodramatic. Another example of different perspectives leading to entirely different conclusions about characters; people that MC likes are friends and MC's enemies need to become horrid for sure. Also, it's a show of the author's cheap writing that the OG MC is written to be so shallow and arrogant. Of course it's easy to hate those characters but depicting MC going against actually likeable and genuine characters shows an author's ability. Basically, how do... more>> you expect me to believe the original novel the MC transmigrated actually existed???

Also, ML is overbearing president, with each word in "overbearing" capitalized. He basically falls for her at first sight for inexplicable reasons, even though she was just doing what a normal person would do. But because she's the beautiful MC, of course he gets attracted. The president part can be capitalized too because his talents overshadow the world.

Pei pei at this kind of unoriginal, childish story. Tbh I actually enjoy these premises because I'm childish too but only when the story and characters are complex and wellwritten. You won't find that here.

Actually, the story's standards are clear from the first chapter. But for some reason, I kept reading, and kept getting more and more mad at this as I read lmao. <<less
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Kurobito
Kurobito
Apr 12, 2019
Status: c50
I find that the romance between MC and ML is kinda baseless. Like.. What's this? Love/interest pique at first sight? I seldom read modern day romance (this is probably my 2nd or third modern day book) and I thought this novel will change my perception about modern day cn novel. But looks like it failed to do so.
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mirili4
mirili4
Jul 10, 2019
Status: c80
I had high hopes for this story since I tend to enjoy reincarnation stories. However this just fell flat. The beginning of the story was fine but afterwards the story just became boring. If you're shocked as to why I read that far I thought the story would get better so I skimmed through most of it. By chapter 80 I didn't see much development and decided to give up.

I should've stopped reading when the FL met the ML in a quite a disturbing way. It was the first read... more>> flag but it was because I thought that guy was not gonna be our main lead. Anyways they start off a relationship WAY too quick. It felt like we barely got to process what was happening. The male leads reasoning was so random and didn't feel in any way realistic.

I had so many problems with the story, but the main thing was the male lead and female leads relationship it just didnt feel right.

I wouldn't say this story is bad but it's just meh :/ wouldn't recommend it but if you feel really REALLY bored and wanna waste your life reading rubbish I guess this is the story for you. I wou <<less
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Tealcataz
Tealcataz
Mar 05, 2019
Status: c70
I have been loving this story. Have been following it avidly, checking daily for new chapters. But when I am prevented from reading it because I have an ad blocker... I'm sad I will no longer be following it. I understand having ads to pay for time, but I hate them so much I'd rather stop reading than take my ad blocker down. There are other ways to get funding that aren't corporate-riddled bile. I hope the story gets the attention it deserves.
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Flying Jade
Flying Jade
Jun 22, 2019
Status: c122
The plot starts to drag around the 20th chapter. The story slows down and the author focuses more on defining the experience rather than forwarding the plot. Even a particular chapter uses up 80% of its words describing menstrual pain!

Okay, okay, it is arguably much better than a lot of books out there. But in my opinion, the plot doesn't feel as interesting with the rivalries and strife in the story being put behind the romance.
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Yukari_me
Yukari_me
Nov 22, 2018
Status: Completed
This novel was a pretty nice one to read. It contained the right amount of fluff, the mystery, romance etc. I liked how the antagonist mainly the original FL was able to change in the end for the better. Although it was pitiful for how she ended up but she really deserved it. Others may call ignorance a bliss but once it’s taken away from you like from the FL it’s not as blissful as you once thought it would be. Also, I’m glad that the MC was able to... more>> make a friend instead of the usual lonely MC in modern setting novels but what annoyed me the most are the two guys mostly mentioned in the original plot. Such @$$holes they were for treating women like a toy.

Spoiler

ML eventually left the FL after causing a problem for his family. It totally felt as if he just used her body to satisfy his “missing desires” by thinking she was unique to him. Then later on he starts going out with another girl and gets engaged then goes back to the FL for forgiveness. Srsly, an as*hole that needs to be gone.

Then theres the 2nd ML AKA the orig!H’s husband who just used her as a stepping stone to get closer to the FL. Later on regrets losing her by noticing too late that he f*cking f*cked up by ending the phone call when his pregnant wife was kidnapped and killed

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The ending was alright but it felt super rushed that it lost the good atmosphere that was built up in a flash. But I was super happy that in the end

Spoiler

We get a POV from the real Gu Jin and how she got another chance to live her life after witnessing the current Gu Jin fix it. The most exciting part was that the long forgotten awesome dude that likes her finally has a chance!!!!! *Fangirls*

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I’d rate this 3.5 but since there was a siscon and the guy that likes the real GJ was given a chance then 4 <<less
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Nelle
Nelle
Dec 16, 2020
Status: Completed
First of all, to address the m*lesting and h*rassing parts, he only touched her waist and his hard on poked her but he has clothes on. Another instance was him pressing the FL to the wall, but also nothing happened after that. The first part was problematic, but they agreed on a trial relationship. Everything that follows that trial relationship is consensual.

The FL has a good character. She's straightforward and she knows what she wants. I especially like how ... more>>
Spoiler

she left the ML after having s*x with him, basically treating him as a one night stand.

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I also like the side stories after the main story.

It's a good read and I read it nonstop until the end. I gave it three stars because I had to deduct stars for the rushed ending/unresolved conflicts and for not using the FL's brother to its potential. While I was reading, there were conflicts opened up so I expected another story arc. However, I did not expect that the following chapter is already the finale. It's really rushed; it's like this novel was abandoned halfway so the author just went on with a time skip.

For the FL's brother, he has a sister complex and that would have been so cute if they were given more interactions, but sadly the interactions are too little and all you can read about him is him suffering grievances. <<less
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aida_hanabi
aida_hanabi
Jun 30, 2020
Status: Completed
*i want give this 3.7 ?

Actually I was hesitant to read this book when I saw its rating, but then I found a comment that said she/he was relieved to give this book a chance. So I also wanted to try reading it because I myself was bored and my reading lists out of stock. And yes, I'm glad this story isn't as bad as the one-star comments say. Indeed, sometimes there are stories where baptiers r*pe the female lead. But there are still many such readers like that kinda... more>> stories or ML. At first, I think this story was like that because someone gave a low grade by saying the matter like about being mol*sted or sexual harassment/assault. lol there is almost no such thing as (heavy) sexual assault as they said. (Well, yeah just a little bit (mol*sting MC) but then if you thinking and look again, their status after that was "trial lover". (Maybe some of u thought this was too much but trust me, this still better and maybe nothing other those disgusting truly r*pe ML, unless u really can't tolerance a little bit of moles/skinship ●_●) ML is jealous and possessive, but it is not as bad as those ML from other novels that become yandere. When it comes to plot, maybe this story is not much different from most romance stories but still worth reading as a time filler. The lack about this story, maybe is towards the end of the story suddenly jumped into several years later and seemed to be rushed to finish. But on the other hand if you think about it it's only natural if there are no more enemies. It's just that it seems kinda rushed. Ending, for optimis and kind Heart oe positive ones this (almost) truly good/satisfied because almost everyone got their own hapoy ending and what their are deserved. (As for me. (¬_¬) heheh I both feel yeah, okay good and hmmm... Nope this too good end for some. *idk why but my black heart want that white lotus suffering more before get her HE!

ヽ (`⌒´) ノ<(-︿-)>

My other good side, "child please calm down! Don't be villainess and pray for other chara suffering" ∑ ( ̄□ ̄;)

Also me : "but those people just got a little hardship and mild retribution. *i not yet satisfied for MC's past experiences!

( ̄へ ̄) ┐ (´д`) ┌

But yeah, my stars came from those (happy) ending for othee chara too.

Okay, I will end my words here, sorry if there some mistakes or errors since eng not my mother-tongue, and this only my own opinion so please don't be offended too if we have different opinions or taste. = ̄ω ̄=

Thank u

*btw, the truth romance not always my cup of tea but I will always give a chance for any novel (as long as not sooo damn harsh oe tr*sh) bcs sometime we surprisedly will found something interesting or our cup of tea. Or just a little snack for idle lazy time, when I need some novels yet couldn't find any for main target story for amused or just being boring want something new/other taste. <<less
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