Son, “Mom” Will Back You


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Little screenwriter Gu Nian has a secret. She was a big fan of an 18th-tier actor by the name of Luo Xiu.

Luo Xiu was good looking but his acting was god awful. He had no work for 2 years, the one time that he was on a show, he was mocked to the point that even his own mother wouldn’t admit that he was her son.

As such, he dropped straight to 180th-tier.

Gu Nian, on the other hand, was determined to become a gold medal screenwriter and had him be her dedicated male supporting character.


Luo Xiu had a loyal fan. Ever since his debut, she did everything that a fan would — wait for him at airports, vote for him online, and wave banners of his. Other fans would waver back and forth but this girl remained his loyal fan for two straight years.

Once she was drunk after they have met each other, she patted him on his shoulder, cried and said, “Son, its okay that you are not backed by big bosses! When Mommy become a gold-medal screenwriter, I will back you!”

Luo Xiu: “……”


After Gu Nian became a gold-medal screenwriter and signed her contract with a up-and-coming media company, she was summoned to a meeting at their office.

She texted Luo Xiu outside of the conference room, “Son! Mommy can back you now! Just you wait!”

Soon after she sent the message, she heard a notification chime coming from in front of her.

Gu Nian looked up, puzzled, and saw a very familiar handsome face.

The secretary introduced the two of them, “Miss Gu, this is our CEO, Luo Xiu.”

Gu Nian: …..?

Secretary: “Boss Luo, this is….”

“No need for introduction, I know her.” Luo Xiu looked up after he finished reading the text. His eyes a dark black color. “This is the boss who has been backing me behind the scene.”

Everyone: ….? ? ?

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fringecapybara rated it
January 4, 2021
Status: c81
I have no idea why Eclat thinks that this is a story about fangirling. This is a romance story between the ML and the MC. Readers will learn later on in the story why MC considers herself a mom-fan of the ML. I like this story for the following reasons:

    1. MC is funny. Her identifying herself as a "mom-fan" is part of the humor.
    2. MC is an independent woman before and after ML's identity was "exposed".
    3. Every time I think the story will fall into the cliche trap, the author manages to surprise me.
    4. The story goes at a good pace with the main story ended on chapter 68. The extras are still ongoing, but I am guessing it will end in another chapter or so. Will update on that.
    5. MC has a healthy relationship with her single mother and friends.
Most importantly, it is light-hearted and fluffy.
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Uncopyright rated it
January 11, 2021
Status: c69
I cannot help myself from binge reading this after this certain eccentricity from the MC, Gu Nian when she sees her 'son' being 'kabedon-ed' and hugged by a certain woman...
... more>>

Gu Nian was only too anxious to protect her "son". After struggling between "Don't move" and "Let go of him" for 0.1 second, she finally shouted out –

"Don't let go of him!

"Or I am going to call the cops!!"


ML, Lu Xiu, for me is sort of black belly and a manipulator. He describes his self as someone who have zero sense of morality. As such, all those who knew the real him called him evil dragon. So when they found out he cares for Gu Nian, they applaud her for bravely cluelessly entering the dragon's den.

MC, Gu Nian, is a wise and street smart kind of MC who reasons her way out. MC is kind of OP/talented but it was not emphasize unlike other C-novels... She is a screenwriter, composer and singer. She is also hypersensitive type of person.

I like that Gu Nian being a 'mom' fan was not because of Luo Xiu's face or just for the sake of being handsome type of guy for the plot to continue... There is a deeper and touching reason.

If you just see Gu Nian to be just a fan blindly chasing Luo Xiu in a camouflage known as mom fan that looks like she will never listen to her friends about their observations regarding LX's manipulating tendencies. You are greatly mistaken.

Luo Xiu, for Gu Nian, is her safety net (figuratively and literally) . This is the main reason why she was never deterred nor disillusion even if her friends or someone warns her about Luo Xiu being a manipulator.

For me, the story is good and the Translator is so right about this novel being light hearted and fluffy. <<less
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Eclat123 rated it
December 31, 2020
Status: c54
I honestly don't understand how this got such a high rating, or maybe it's because I've never had the experience fangirling over an idol so I couldn't relate to the MC at all. About 70% of this novel is filled with MC gushing over her 'son' with overexaggerated wordings and fantasies, I'm not even kidding. She's hands down obsessive borderline delusional for ML, even though she's a full-fledged grownup.

For me, as someone with no experience fangirling, the plot is extremely silly, childish, with TONS of plot holes that didn't even... more>> make a dent of sense (like how the filthy rich ML ended up as an actor), shallow characters with no growth, and written with mediocre skills. You better off not reading this lest your IQ digress. <<less
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Insideofadoge rated it
December 25, 2020
Status: c12
Enjoyable—already had several laughs just a couple of chapters in. The heroine has signs of some swagger and fun, which is what I like in a heroine.

The heroine is a “mom”-type fan, so she is always talking about the ML as her “son” and wants to send him presents and “raise” him. The joke is of course that she is younger than he is, but that ain’t stopping her.

Translator turns out consistently high-quality work. I hope they are able to take this on as a more permanent project instead of... more>> an intermittent one, but we can only wait and hope! <<less
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rcika rated it
December 20, 2020
Status: c12
So far so good!! Though it feels like the usual interesting witty MC x cold ML, it has 11/10 plot and the translation flows naturally. The summary pretty much explains the premise of the story, mama fan MC chasing after her secretly bigshot 'actor' ml.
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ngyu rated it
December 27, 2020
Status: c15
I can already tell this is going to be one of my favorites! I'm looking forward to the day this becomes regularly updated so I can dramatically sob everytime a new chapter comes out lol

This is probably the first and last time I will ever be writing a review 1) because I'm not good with words 2) I add nothing to the conversation 3) my opinions are meaningless

This is how desperate I am for more chapters

Look into my eyes O.O don't you see how sincere and pitiful they are???? I'm... more>> begging orz <<less
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Tsuru O. rated it
December 25, 2020
Status: c12
Refreshing plot! First time I've ever read something like this. FL and ML personalities are very funny. I look forward to reading more!
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JustHannahK rated it
February 24, 2021
Status: c30
The story as far as im reading has become kind of irritating... I feel like the MC is too blind about the ML. The first few chapters are really interesting but as the story goes on I find it really irritating to the point my eyebrows were starting to meet.

Seriously ... more>>

what the hell is the MC like its been said that she's not someone who has a deep background and she's currently an amateur screen writer without really an official work but then she started acting like a big boss behind the scene with an artificial power/authority threatening somehow (but I interpret it like that) the director tho yeah there's a problem with the crew but like she started saying you cant bully blablabla the ML like she's a hidden boss while in reality she's a screenwriter and an amateur at that. And don't get me with the lies after lies and misunderstanding that doesn't seem to stop yet. Seriously... She should atleast have the power to save herself first before trying to save the ML to make it worthwhile. Its like she's asking for a beating sighhhh


The story is seriously stressing me out but the translator is doing a good job but then again I mtl the chapters so im not sure how accurate it is but as far as I'm reading it I cant really help it.

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Miss_Army rated it
January 5, 2021
Status: c19
Thank you for translating this, its so funny, I'm hooked. I hope the FL's motherly love continues to shine through.
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flerey17 rated it
December 22, 2020
Status: c3
I think this novel is promising. The summary itself tickled my heart and I am already hooked after reading the first 3 chapters. The FL is witty and pretty laid back while the ML is the usual quiet and powerful type - my usual cup of tea. Translation is really clear and the flow of the story is good. I can't wait to read the rest of the chapters and I do hope this will be translated until the end.
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KikoClara rated it
December 21, 2020
Status: c12
The premise seems interesting and different enough from other stories that I'm more than glad to invest some time reading the novel. Hopefully it gets properly translated soon!
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April 5, 2021
Status: c20
I love the MC, very refreshing upbeat personality. No heavy cliche of her being a black sheep Mary sue (as of ch20) while still low key overcoming little obstacles with words.

Thanks for translating :)
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FluffyHeretic rated it
April 5, 2021
Status: c44
This is a fun and refreshing read and the translation is excellent. It's one of the only novels I'm keeping up with consistently these days.

The main character constantly makes me laugh and she's got a lot of interesting aspects to her character that I hope live up to their potential. She seems like she has hidden depths!

For me the romance is secondary (ie I don't care about it too much) but the ML's generally confused reactions to the MC (so far) do always get a chuckle out of me and... more>> that's always a plus imo. I'm not especially invested in his character yet but honestly the MC is what makes this novel for me anyways. <<less
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Knightime rated it
January 20, 2021
Status: c25
This seems like a very funny story. I keep wanting to scream to the MC to run away while she still can. Good luck Gu Nian!
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aiya03 rated it
January 5, 2021
Status: c19
so funny! I love it <3333

I just started reading it and I am hooked! The FL is too funny and well, the ML, not much I can say at this time but I hope he notices her dorkiness soon ;p hope for more releases frequently :)
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M3R rated it
January 5, 2021
Status: c19
So, Someone seemed had read this novel in raw and thus seems to know the story but I'll just review what have been translated.

The story is about a fangirl under mom fangirl who has mysterious background. She has good friends and seems to be depended. Her fangirling is obviously high enough to the point of not normal one. She has shown being dependable, somewhat lazy, more mature than her friends but also childish? Her answers to people looked kind of funny.

The MC is the son or the handsome but not... more>> famous actor. However he comes from the rich family and under circumstances seems to be into entertainment, never explained much yet. He looked cold like usual Chinese MC and has this woman who has been pinning on him for a long time. Not chemistry between both yet in the translated chapters so I don't know how it goes.

Editing this because I have read the Translator's review. It seems to have a good promise but let's wait for the chapters to be translated <<less
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maims rated it
December 30, 2020
Status: c19
As of yet, highly promising beginning. We'll have to see if this keeps up, but the MC seems like a strong, clever, confident character, pragmatic and practical, as well as a total simp for the ML. The premise is a little confusing, but this is only the start and it should clear up, hopefully. ML seems uninteresting, but he has also barely been seen, so hopefully he will shape up soon. I really like the strong female friendship between MC and her friends.
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behindsilhouette rated it
December 27, 2020
Status: c15
yes yes yes! for the extra chapter!

lovin' the MC-a mama fan like me so I can relate. And ofc the ML ("actor") too. Very enjoyable to read. I've never read smth like this before so I really look forward to how will this turn out.

thanks for the translator and fighting! I hope we'll see this through the end 😊
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