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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New hy-d-ra rated it
March 30, 2020
Status: c24

I noticed that the translator, as many others, set a patreon (you get advanced access to new chapters before they're released for a set amount of money), but because I MTL some novels I take fancy to I noticed inconsistency in chapter numbers. While I opened 47th chapter in raws to continue Arc 2, I realized that in original Chinese it's already a new Arc all together. I searched and found out that the events that happen around chapter 45-47 (according to translator) are... more>> actually part of chapter 22 (according to original). I checked few raw sources and result is the same. Thus I'd like to bring your attention to this fact, because, in all honesty, I'm not against people getting ko-fi or bonuses for their work, it's hard and it's still work, saying this as translator myself and I don't take it upon myself to claim things (since I don't know where translator takes their raw source and the reason for cutting chapters into several parts but numbering them as full chapters), but this inconsistency still exists, so keep that in mind. It's the second time I come across such thing. On other site I read "I Became A Virtuous Wife and Loving Mother in another Cultivation World" (a really trashy novel btw) which had a situation where chapters were also cut differently, but if you want to read further, ANY reader should pay and if there's more chapters there's no need for me to tell you that you have to pay more and it's real money.

At one point I was going to write a review on this one, but in the end had to convert it into a warning. <<less
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New Tintl rated it
March 27, 2020
Status: c40
There are soooo many plot holes and the feels barely patched them up for me.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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January 5, 2019
Status: c161
Out of all the world hopping/quick transmigration stories this is story that has the most satisfying ending for me. I'm often really displeased with rushed and half-hearted endings but this one I really loved! From the author comments it also seems that there is a sequel with one of the characters they met. I might go and read that one as well. Just need a MTL break...
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Oceanskyice rated it
January 17, 2020
Status: c19
A classic novel about a man who only wants to die with the blame. Like, he doesn’t even care anymore, he just courts death and keeps getting misunderstood by the Ml, who pokes holes into our shou’s plans. I really pity him—it was perfect until he arrived.
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October 3, 2019
Status: --
I read MTL. And just finished arc one. I hated how the arc goes. Su Shi is definitely dumb enough to not know how to deal with disobedient male protagonist. He should've learn from MC in Supporting Male Lead.

I don't believe a marshal not carrying a hand gun or two, this situation of losing such landslide of point could have been prevented.

Anyway, this 1st arc is heartbreaking but it's glaringly dumb for such a seemingly clever character. I won't rate yet, I want to finish reading whole novel before I... more>> rate. I just want to rant my frustration out, lol.

Update: I cannot finish reading this novel, I only got to the fantasy 48h arc and just. It's a dumb shou x disobedient dumb gong. It's dumb. I hated it. I'm sorry. I won't rate it, because I feel that it won't be fair to the people who likes this novel. Because novel-wise it is a good story and many people will like it. I just really hated the characters (¯口¯)

Rather this, I think it's better to just read Perfect Destiny :v <<less
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SilverSavage rated it
February 26, 2020
Status: c42
What to say... so far I have mixed feelings on this. On one hand I like it and the idea behind it. Having a scheming bts person that pushes everyone into pits become the hero that silently shoulders the blame for all, is interesting. I could also understand a rocky start at getting used to doing the exact opposite of his instincts but bleepity bleep bleep its painful for me. When it started, I was sincerely hoping he'd die in dishonor (weird right haah) as arc 1 kept progressing... more>> and his task kept regressing I started wishing I could transmigrate to him to kill him myself and not because of the task but because of the stupidity. First arc made me question my morals. Second arc just started and it's not so bad. I think others would enjoy this story. I just don't know if I can hold out with my mood swings of wishing death to the MC for his points or just wanting to passionately murder him to put the MC and the reader (me) out of our misery. I rated it 3 and will continue to read and might up the score as the story progresses. If not I personally couldn't hold out but think others would like it. <<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 stupid 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 stupid they are in not understanding one another. <<less
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Reichie rated it
February 9, 2019
Status: c78
The main couple is cute; their relationship is sweet. I guess, for me, it's too sweet?


The ML always "recognized" MC at first sight


Right now, all the plot goes the same way.

MC is accused-> meet ML-> pot (blame) is stolen-> barely finishing the task of carrying the pot-> ending with ML (HE&BE)

I don't know if it'll change in latter arcs and I'm hoping it would so I'm going to continue reading this novel. I also really like how long each chapter is ☺️
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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. <<less
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Elysia015 rated it
October 18, 2019
Status: c40
This is one of the best QT tag novel. What I love the most is the ML is soo sweet to the MC. He doesn't force MC to love him, he just naturally love and did it in sweet way which is why I like it. He believe MC and always steal the MC pot of blame ≧▽≦y and it's hilarious. And the system, pfft, I don't know who should I really pity between the system or MC for all those lost of point because of certain someone ( ̄∀ ̄). I... more>> still mtl this so maybe I will edit later. So far the arc just getting better, hilarious, and sad in every way (ノД`) <<less
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