Let Me Shoulder This Blame!


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Su Shi was once a platinum-level host with the highest survival rate. One day, his misdeeds of constantly shifting his blame onto others was found out and reported. Convicted of violating the rules, he was bound to an Automatic Blame Shouldering System and exiled to lower-level worlds.

Now, not only does he have to take the blame from others and shoulder it himself, he must also carry that blame and rush to his death in order to earn enough points to quickly unbind from the system.

Su Shi only wants to get rid of the system by shouldering the blame until death. However, he finds that trying to hold onto the blame is even harder than passing it on, and rushing to his death is even harder than running for his life.

As Su Shi lies dying in the protagonist’s arms with red-rimmed eyes and a weak and helpless countenance, an uninvited third guest suddenly rushes out to explain the misunderstanding for him.

Su Shi: “I beg you, just let me shoulder this blame, otherwise, it will all be a waste of effort…”

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Siffleuse rated it
March 26, 2021
Status: c1
At the rate that this story is being translated, it won't get done until 2024. The translator splits every chapter into at least 5 parts, uploads twice a month, then at the very bottom is a "read ahead for x-dollars" patreon, where it includes novels I dont care about in the bundle.

I am grateful for the effort, time and care taken in translating these novels, that being said. I guess I have no choice but wait longer than normal since I don't know Chinese.

I just wish the translator would post... more>> the full chapter instead of splitting it to 5.

I might get a lot of hate for saying this, but someone has to say something. <<less
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Cookie-chan rated it
December 31, 2018
Status: Completed
So cute!

When I say this, I'm referring to how ML is super doting to MC throughout all arcs. ML never hurts the MC and really respects the MC's opinions. Another plus is that the ML never hesitates to hug and cuddle with MC, regardless of time and location.

This novel is really just pure unadulterated sweetness — no angst (from MC anyway) and definitely no cold treatment from ML either (ML is smart so he always sees through MC's lies immediately, resulting in ML piling up the love on MC within... more>> the first few pages of the arc).


Let Me Shoulder This Blame! Is really heartwarming to read and is perfect for those who just want to read something super sweet and calming. <<less
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Enther rated it
February 21, 2020
Status: c20
I've decided to drop this story before even finishing the first arc so maybe take my review with a grain of salt. If anything I say doesn't bother you then I feel like you should absolutely finish this story. And the come contact me if all possible and tell me if my first impression was wrong.

I absolutely abhor the author continually mentioning that Su Shi "was once a platinum-level host with the highest survival rate" when the skills shown in the actual story are simply awful.

It would be fine, amazingly... more>> funny actually, if this was caused by some outside force like in The Villain's White Lotus Halo, but the MC makes no indication that there's anything out of the ordinary that's causing the misunderstandings. Or it would be fine, and honestly touching, if it was just the ML who realizes that the MC is not as he seems like in Holding Onto My Man, but even side characters realize the dececption so the MC just comes across as amazingly s*upid to me.

The main problem so to speak is that the system system isn't explained clearly from the start. Why was it such a bad thing that the MC pushed the blame on to others in the first place? What does shouldering the blame even mean? Does it mean being a scapegoat and taking the blame for other people's actions? Then why bother even doing "villainous" acts on your own? Just take the credit of all the other horrible things other people have done. Is it that he's supposed to be an anti- villain or hero, whose good intentions are carried out with questionable means? Or maybe it means like the otome villainesses whose evil deeds come to light after an intense struggle with the protagonist? In any case, I feel like it shouldn't be the I-work-behind-the-scenes-and-sacrifice-my-everything-for-you type of goal the MC seems to be carrying out in this fic. Heroic Death System does it so much better where the MC has to die impactful so the misunderstandings and angst all makes sense.

Honestly, I can't tell if the misunderstandings are supposed to cause humor or angst so it just leaves me feeling distant from either the MC or ML because of how incredibly s*upid they are in not understanding one another. <<less
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Victuuri Road rated it
January 24, 2019
Status: --
There's [ I’m Not Shouldering This Blame ] and then there's this novel. Haha ≧∇≦

The MC is doing his best at being the scapegoat/villain but it's not enough. The ML still finds him at some point...
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December 10, 2021
Status: c80
Mind the rant about the translator

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I have to agree with Siffleuse and the others on this: the translation speed is quite ridiculous what with all the chapter splitting. Vanilla Muse has picked up multiple works with this same slow translation speed, and I feel like someone else should also pick this up. The unspoken etiquette with fan translators is to not do a project that is already being done (though this person will take years to finish the multiple projects they've taken on), but I don't believe there should be a strong 'claim' on translating. Everyone translates in a different way, and it's an art in itself. And translators are interpreting another person's work, so they can't really fully claim it as 'their own.' Someone fan translating a work someone else is fan translating shouldn't be seen as encroaching but rather doing their own take on the work.

And on the translator's page they mention how it's just a 'passion project, ' so another translator picking it up shouldn't be a problem. And yet despite the claim that it's a 'passion project' they are also promoting people to pay money to read ahead for their illegal translations. When there's no English translations out there, I'm usually fine with fan translations unless the author explicitly does not want that, but a fan translator asking for money to 'read ahead' seems to be crossing the line.


TLDR: The current translator is going ridiculously slow and cutting up chapters, and also asking for money for people to read ahead. Another translator picking this up wouldn't be a bad thing.

Edit Note: Have read up to chapter 80 of the raws on jjwxc via MLT <<less
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May 24, 2020
Status: c61
For the sake of enjoying stories, I tend to overlook most things. However, I want to point out how inaccurately deafness is portrayed in the entertainment arc.

Usually, deaf people do not speak softly like MC when they can't perceive the volume of their own voice, but they will speak loudly, and in some cases, have slurred words. Moreover, most (most as in like 95%) deaf people can not read lips. If you can't read lips, they can't either.

I wish the author had taken the time to research this topic. If... more>> you inaccurately represent the entertainment industry, it's no skin off anyone's back. But it's a whole other story with Deaf culture. I don't have any opinions regarding this novel, story and characterwise. Treat this more as a PSA, similar to any other one you've probably seen. In trying to make everything seem lovely and beautiful, novels like this one will have shortcomings as a result. Deaf culture and sign language can be beautiful, but not in the way portrayed here. <<less
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WTF is going on rated it
July 16, 2019
Status: v1c10

Where are you people in the review reading!? I can only see 10 updated chapters and the tenth one is leaving me on a cliffhanger. Tell me how are you reading more!?

But so far this book strikes my interest and feels really fun. Tho I only got a small taste of this book it makes me excited to read more.

But no seriously are you all able to read the raws? Cuz I need more and you all are killing me ???
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AppleIsForYou rated it
June 27, 2021
Status: c161
If you guys are wondering the 48HRS ARC is 27-36 chapters in the original. We are still far away from 50 lol. Plus, the complete chapters are 162. If you guys can't wait to see the translation as translator-nim is chopping the chapters and the update is twice a month.... I suggest you mtl it. Chrome translator with shubaow (dot) net is the best. I used it. The author didnt used many complicated words and the flow of automated english translation in the site is almost clean. I don't want... more>> to spoil much about the arc but.... only the first arc is kinda

the worst heart break as it just started to come to light. The author seems like it wanna hooked people first with heartbreak before heal us with fluff. MC already fell inlove at the second arc but didnt admit it only until 3rd arc


The arc after the 48HRS Limit are:

The Gentle Devil

The Silent Original Creator?

The Guardian under Guardianship?

Robots Falling inlove with Humans

The Brave Coward

And then the finale ❤ <<less
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Tintl rated it
March 27, 2020
Status: c40
There are soooo many plot holes and the feels barely patched them up for me.

... more>>

In arc 1 alone I was bombarded by them but the one I hate most is that the MC just needed to show blood to get into the protective cover around Terence but he stabbed himself in the chest, and no one got suspicious? I mean he could've just pricked his finger.

Also if he died due to exposure to anti-matter radiation bc he stepped into the shield why did he deactivate the shield? Isn't the area totally unprotected from said radiation now?

EVEN WORSE if staying in the protective covering for a few seconds was enough to make MC cough blood till he died, despite being boosted by enough royal health potions that he could heal from a deep chest wound within a few minutes, then Terence should've died after being in the protective covering for so long WITHOUT needing MC to do anything.

ALSO ML keeps comparing MC to a child, and calls him pure as if untouched BUT if MC had to be Marshal for 4 plus years there is no way he can actually be so "pure".

ML immediately likes MC in Arc2 even tho he admits he barely knows MC. How can someone instantly like a stranger just by looking at him for a few minutes!? So much that they take precedence over a blood related younger brother who they grew up with!? THERE'S NO PLAUSIBILITY! Maybe at the end of novel it will show something like white lotus halo but im not willing to read the rest of this novel.p to find out.


So. Im outta here.

if you can bask in the feels without major and obvious plotholes disturbing you then this is a great novel, bc the feels are overpowering. Thats the only reason I gave this a 3. <<less
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Lady.lazealot rated it
January 3, 2019
Status: c3
Oh my, another heart wretching story.

This story seems a lot similar to Heroic Death System, which is beautiful. I can already see the future me crying because of this. CAN'T WAIT~~~~

Also I thank you translator for choosing this~♡♡♡
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so while reading reviews on N.U I found some reviews saying that " YOU NEED TO USE REAL MONEY " in order to read some novel in a app (probably the rest too that needs SP...) Idk if I will laugh or cry because that review is too misleading... first, you can earn SP through daily rewards, check-in and 1hr reading, you just have to be patient to be able to earn SP and thats what I did in order to catch up with IBVWLM, now... more>> I'm doing it for RSP since im still 100chapters behind... but if you dont have the patience to wait for daily rewards etc... that's when purchasing is an option... if you cant wait then buy SP to be able to read, but if not then wait everyday to earn almost 30sp a day which is enough a couple of chapters... it wasn't that hard waiting (ಠ益ಠ) dont just spouting that we need money to read a certain novels even saying that some Translators have patreons/kofi but didnt do any good translating and even cutting the chapters into parts, , I have read so many novels with the translator having kofi, I have never given a penny even on FL but I can still read for free... there is one thing I am gonna say, IM THANKFUL TO EVERY TRANSLATOR OUT THERE WHO SHARES NOVELS that sometimes I know they buy the raws, the translators never force readers to give them money its still our decisions if we will or not, we should be thankful to. them that they dedicated their time translating this novels for free. (im not saying thankyou to those who like to steal others work)

ヽ (`⌒´メ) ノ <<less
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Saikick rated it
March 27, 2020
Status: c47
The novel itself remains good, if overly full of whump (which I love, so no complaints on that front either). However I somewhat dislike the recent trend of translators taking anywhere from 5-50$ for translations of chapters they hoard for money.

If the money was donated to the author or used to purchase the rights to reading chapters, I'd understand, but obviously these sums are taken by the translators for their own use. While a little money in donations for the effort that goes into translating is fine, benefiting monetarily from... more>> someone else's work like this seems more than dodgy and well into illegal.

I used to think translating these novels is an effort of love and wanting to spread a novel you enjoyed to more people, without costing the original author anything, since their works are unlikely to reach us in another way; but the whole money-walling makes cheap mockery of the supposed "love" for these stories.

Sorry for the rant, but this seems to be an increasingly common thing in the community, and my threshold reached the limit.

Edit: at one point you could pay up to 80 dollars to see future chapters, but the translator has since lowered the requirements. However they've also constantly added more projects so they're stretched thin between multiple translations, and updates are coming slower and slower; while patreon offers unchanged amount of future chapters, just for multiple stories that keep multiplying. I'd rather the translator focused on a few projects and worked on them, so I'm hopeful someone else will pick up some of their projects and free them some time to focus on some of their translations instead of the current situation. <<less
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remyrem rated it
January 4, 2022
Status: c64
Sometimes I just want to read mindless dog blood, but I also don't want to deal with the drama of actual dog blood, so "fake dog blood" plots like this where the MC is just being misunderstood by the other characters is just my cup of tea. While MC is comedically despairing over people not following the plot and his plans failing, the other characters are creating drama with their own imagination. In fact, I think this is the first dog blood novel I've read where I want MC to... more>> never be whitewashed and be thought badly of til the end.

I've seen complaints about how the MC is always so weak in every arc, but I actually don't mind it since here it actually serves the purpose of making MC's tasks much harder and isn't just woobifying him for no reason. Additionally, it makes sense in-universe since we know MC initially got in trouble for constantly pushing the pot to others, so he has gained the kind of temperament and instincts that makes him difficult to blame and too easy to pity.

The story is probably a hit or miss depending on your personal taste, but I think it's pretty enjoyable. It's like you get to enjoy drama and pitiful MCs without actually having drama or a pitiful MC. <<less
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Aurely rated it
October 4, 2021
Status: c92
I've decided to drop this novel, because

The MC in literally ALL (that I've read so far) the arcs has a weak body, or that has become weak. Please, it's just so repetitive. I really love the misunderstandings and the plots are great, but the fact that he always becomes weak and the gong gets all worried and needs to save the princess in trouble, like, b*tch, please-

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volyn rated it
October 5, 2020
Status: c60
Im so disapointed ! MC is to soft ! The romance is to fast~ paced... MC is s*upid.. its very lacking

I wanted story like strategy to capture the scum gong or The Scum Shou’s Survival Guide

Where the story in each arc is so heartbreaking' soo deep but this novel ahhh
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rhianirory rated it
February 12, 2019
Status: Completed
i liked this more than I thought I would. There's no ABO, 3 gender or mpreg which was fine by me. There was also no r*pe (as far as I could tell with MT) which is also a good thing. There were several tragic endings like Heroic Death System and it did seem like the MC never got to live in a totally healthy body; not in all the stories, but in most of them. The MC was all brain and very little brawn so don't expect him to punch... more>> holes in mountains or anything like that (his body is almost always sick/hurt/poisoned etc). The ML was the doting, protective caretaker type without a lot of jealousy for dramas sake, and no yandere (i was beginning to think most Chinese ML were closet psychotics with dominance issues). There is a lot of sweet and gentle moments between the two and the ML always finds him almost right away.

now lets talk about the ending. This ending was one of the more satisfying ones that I've read in a quick wear novel. Usually the endings are rushed or they lose momentum and fade out or they just kind of suck and it's usually only one or two chapters. This one was very interesting

though I don't understand why they want to go back to the "real" world so badly. It wasn't really clear with MT or I missed that sentence


I'm giving this a 4 and not a 5 because I still have some unanswered questions. Maybe it will be cleared up later in the translations and if that's the case i'll change it then. <<less
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Nao Otosaka rated it
October 23, 2021
Status: Completed
So, I'm commenting just for the sake of the negative comments below. Try it. Don't read this in a single seating. Take your sweet time and read all arcs individually. Treat each arc as a short story and give some time in between. You are going to enjoy this.
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AprilMayJune rated it
April 7, 2020
Status: c1
This one's really cute. The main character Su Shi is very obedient and hardworking. He tries his best to complete the tasks handed to him, even though they usually fail anyway lol.

I think this is the only part of the story that annoyed me from the beginning. The blurb states that he committed the misdeeds of constantly shifting blame from himself to others, but based on the personality he's shown as you read the story, obviously, he would feel too guilty to do anything like that. So, was he actually... more>> a really shitty dude, but the story suddenly decided to make him cute and diligent, or maybe what happens to him throughout the worlds happened before as well? Maybe, he didn't intentionally shift the blame, but his innocence caused people to automatically think he wasn't a bad guy and thus not the one who did bad things even if he did?

Idk, but I feel bad for him lol. <<less
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December 15, 2021
Status: --

(First, sorry for my bad english because I'm s*upid in foreign language.)

This is my opinion after I read reviews written by Nyrial and Siffleuse...

... more>> That's how they usually do. But as a reader, we hold our own decision about this matter.

In my opinion, if fellow readers have money to pay for something that said "not legal", then why not go to the author's site and buy directly from there? I think, it will be better that way. I don't understand chinese, but I try to translate it by myself. I use google translate most of the times. I understand that it won't be 100% accurate, and it's very troublesome since I don't really understand about the idioms or the slangs, but I prefer it that way.

As I said above, readers has their own choices. But I hope that all of us can do things wisely, in a right way. <<less
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talleigh rated it
October 23, 2021
Status: c66
A 5-star fun ride but minus 2 stars for the translator. Wholeheartedly agree with Siffleuse in that the chapters would have been better if they were not split up into 3-5 parts, with a long wait in between each. You can pay to read ahead but those are also counted by the split up parts and not whole chapters. Iffy.

I wish the chapters on NU reflects where the translation is actually at (ch "99" is actually ch 36 in raws), if only to curb false hopes that the translations are... more>> almost complete (it won't be for a long time).

The MTL for this novel is a mess, but a mess I would prefer and that speaks volumes regarding my gripe.

This is just a rant. <<less
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