The Snake Report
All Hail the Tiny Snake God!
When life ends, many believe a soul is judged. Warriors might go to Valhalla, saints might go to heaven, and evil-doers go to hell... but what about someone who doesn't fall into any of those categories?
Well, some of them end up like... this.
From the online web-serial, comes a story of reincarnation, comedy, and the winding path towards existential redemption.
The Snake Report: All Hail the Tiny Snake God.
(Art in this post created by u/GedMerrilin)
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Decent read if you're willing to give it a try! Some parts I can definitely see as being turnoffs for some people, but overall it had decent progression. Other than that all I can say is HAIL THE TINY SNAKE GOD!!!!
Hoooooly crap you wouldn't believe how much of a masterpiece this entire thing is.
Book I starts off as your typical non-human system-based reincarnation would go, if with a bit of a twist. MC is introduced, a wackjob sort of guy that has planning issues, and strong gut feeling. Eventually he came to a series of bad events that drive him deeper down to rabbit hole of insanity.
Book II explores this further, with a whole new cast and setting. We are introduced into a more, unstable alliance type of adventurer party. It explores the true nature of the systems MC had to deal with, reality, pain, sorrow, and power. If Book I is a more lighthearted, comedy goldmine, then Book II is the deep dark abyss where the diamonds reside.
Author did a totally awesome job in weaving the story together. Do not listen to the reviews which says Book II is bad. No, its its bad. It has flaws which I will explore below, but its far from bad. If this is an anime, this is one of those episodes where the MC loses hard, and/but its in episode 10 from 13. Book I manages to capture the comedic upbringing of our protagonist, while still setting up dark sides to explore in the chapters ahead, while Book II near-perfectly sows those seeds of darkness down to its very roots and blend them as one in a very satisfying, albeit wrenching fashion.
MC himself was a really interesting character. One of those legs-above-table sort of guy, that quickly learns how this world he's in does not take pushovers lightly. As he wanders on, the looming, creeping dread slowly grips him in the embrace of despair and insanity. MC grow up and progresses as a character in a very very human-turned-monster sort of way, something none other webnovel has been able to replicate so far. The internal struggles, the insanity looming over, and the "which side should I be on" aspect all blended in nicely to create a most memorable MC. If you're looking for a victorious, emerging-from-down-under MC, though, this is not it. As of Book II, he lost the battle, in a way so great, it'll be your loss to not read the entire thing.
As any human-made creations, there are flaws. Albeit very vey forgiveable, especially seeing the content of the entire thing, it's still there.First of all, Book I escalates the serious aspects a bit too quickly, especially comparing to the happy-go-lucky-ish theme of the first 80 chapters. If will feel like a bottleneck, a chokepoint, because it is. A nearly lame excuse to throw the MC elsewhere, to establish Book II.
Secondly, for a bit I got confused on what Book II were trying to be, as it doesn't resemble, or link to Book I tightly. I managed to find it though, and it is that Book II is basically a different story altogether, which carries over from Book I. Instead of a continuation, it feels more like a sequel; a completely different story with the same MC. Don't read it relying on the MC, because if Book I introduces us to the MC, Book II is basically introducing the world, and weaving the story centered around what influences does the MC bring to the world around it (much like the novel/manga/anime Overlord). Its not an individual story anymore, but it still works so damn good that its a treasure on its own. Just don't start giving it bad rating because you don't know whag it was meant to be.
In short, this is a system reincarnation story like no other. The MC might be winning the battles, but as of Book II, he's losing the war. The journey is well-planned, well-told, and well-portrayed. Although pacing can be a bit rough on Book I, Book II improves so much on it. Book II is not a continuation of Book I, but a sequel. Book I strictly storytells the MC's progression on becoming strong, and Book II focuses more on the effects he has on the world around him, from the perspectives of the people around him, as he plunge deeper into insanity and sorrow.
And do not forget: ALL HAIL THE TINY SNAKE GOD!
This is an amazing story. While the concept isn't new, the author manages to write in such a way that it remains relevant and new to avid readers of the LitRPG genre.
The characters are interesting, most of the time, and makes me interested in learning more about the individuals.
Concerning Grammar, there are a few slip-ups of misspelled words, wrong punctuation, and syntax, but nothing that ruins the story
And the story is awesome
All Hail Tiny Snake God!
Good time of day to you. I apologize in advance for my English, because it is not my own, but was created by an automatic translator. I speak the language of a little-known country. A country where either T-34 tanks or bears are used as transport. A country where vodka flows through pipelines instead of water. A country where shots from a Kalashnikov rifle are used as a greeting. At the very least, this country is likely to be recognized by this description. Therefore, I hope that you will forgive me some translation errors, and I will be able to start reviewing.
Let's start the story without going into the details of the plot. And we will start with the Main Character of the story. To an outsider, he is a stupid and indecisive rag, not worthy of being the Main Character. But this picture pleases those who have knowledge of psychology, its authenticity. What can a weak philistine, thrown into the Inferno of hell, do? If he values his life, he must be careful. If there is no caution, then any danger encountered will want to teach a lesson in caution. And if you want to live, you'll have to learn that lesson. Thus, in the raw metal of character, the details of foresight, accumulation, patience, and indecision are forged. Is the Main Character stupid? In any case, don't argue, the answer is Yes. After all, he is not an average genius, but an average commoner. But this does not prevent him from learning the lessons of life and growing above himself... at least spiritually. The main Character, through trial and error, gains an understanding of the rules that the surrounding reality sets, and also learns to independently set the rules of this reality. And with the acquisition of experience, he does it better, which indicates growth. But, unfortunately for the public, only an attentive person can see this growth, hidden behind the facade of the growth of power. But only for a weak soul who has fallen into the depths of hell, the ordeal granted is not something that can be endured. To endure the torments of hell, you need salvation, a kind of refuge for the tormented mind. And in order not to break, you need to find it or create it. And the Main Character doesn't break down. Something high, something beautiful, something that gives light and warmth-something that embodies what is missing in the stone coffin. A life-giving source of strength, banishing the dark chill of despair that creeps into the flesh. They may be dreams, but dreams lifeless, and they give only a dim, fading light. You need an embodiment of all this, but alive-then it can radiate a healing the soul light that promises sweet peace, which you strive for uncontrollably, without noticing that the source of light is a burning flame. Maybe someone aspiring to the flames of insects and seem stupid, maybe so, but this is their essence. Such a Main Character. Only a simple billet, plunged into the crucible of hell, wrought by countless monstrous blows of fate, and tempered in the calm of the pure and sublime. We can only guess what kind of divine instrument will come out of the forge of Fate.
The author has quite an artistic style of speech. Metaphorical style of description, untranslatable wordplay, mmm ... most it! If an untrained foreigner were reading this, he would miss a lot! Ha, of course, among our narrow cold-blooded circle, it is unlikely that such people would be squeezed in. Meaning laid out in several layers is not uncommon here. The narrative uses a variety of techniques of artistic expression. Here, even chapters of unimaginable size are not created for the purpose of mockery (though...), but for the purpose of division. The author provides division of the text not by volume, but by meaning. Although, the style of narration is not perfect, and can scare off some readers.
The design of the world? More than. In addition to what they give us directly, you can see dozens of threads stretching to new facts. Quite an interesting world order, an unusual explanation of some magical phenomena. I will not go into details, so as not to mention events not from the beginning of the book, so I can only say that the riddle of the world order is folded without obvious errors and quite beautiful.
Characters-having the knowledge of a psychologist, I can't ignore authenticity. There are no better characters than realistic ones. 10/10.
Evaluating the style. The style is not a masterpiece - that is, not such that it becomes pleasant from the very fact of reading. Minus a point. The style is not genius - the words are not full of meaning. Minus a point. This style manages to scare off some readers. Minus a point. 7/10, the level of "good". Not "excellent", not "masterful", not "divine", but simply "good"."
Evaluation of world design. The world created by the author does not shock the reader to the depths of his soul, forcing him to comprehend many things in his life. The reader does not have a large number of points of contact with this world, so the emotional impact is not strong. There are rare authors who are well versed in this field. But not this author. Minus a point. Not a high philosophical saturation of the world. Minus a point. Rating "excellent", 8/10.
Assessment of the book's literacy ... Khem! I've never seen the original, so I didn't see any errors. 10/10! This same need to so manage, to on such a huge volume of text, and nor one mistakes!
Final grade. Yes, the work is not one of those that give their readers a crystal clear idea of the surrounding reality. And this work is not one of those that can make readers raise a hysterical cry about the genius of this creation. Therefore, it is not able to earn the highest possible rating. This is not a Titanic masterpiece, but it is a very, very good creation that keeps under its shell a storehouse of valuable ideas, experience and knowledge that are just waiting in the wings. Well-deserved 8/10.
Boo-ha-ha-ha-ha! FEAR, mortals! Only brave men who have read two books of the Serpent's Scripture can go further! The rest will find only despair and direct mention of events that will occur in the book! That is, there is ONLY despair ahead!
To begin with, I want to note that some of the phenomena in this creation are arranged very, very interestingly, for which the author should be given credit. So, for example, the explanation of the phenomenon of Magic development within the game system has an original rationale, which I have not met before. Namely, the presence of artificial intelligence in magic, which takes over part of the tasks of managing magic. And with the development of this intelligence, there is a natural increase in the effectiveness and control of magic.
Or, for example, the explanation of the gradual increase in the magic background when going down. This is because the King of the First people sank into the earth's firmament and there, somewhere in the bowels of the earth, opened the gates of magic. If the Gate of Magic is located in the bowels of the earth, then going down, we are approaching the main source of magic, so the magic should become more. When you go down, the magic really gets bigger. Accordingly, if magic emanates from the Gate of Magic, it must break through the restraining layers of rock, and also inevitably scatter magic over the entire area. In other words, this is what we see - that magic is being discharged on the surface. The author, with the help of one clever somersault, told an important part of the story, and clarified a lot of magic, and explained the phenomenon of dungeons with something other than "Because - because!" Excellent!
In addition, the author is still able to pull threads through the entire narrative. What previously seemed random sometimes turned out to be a pattern. More than once, when the main character approached the intersection where his fate could end, the frog-Prophet appeared, which indicates an evil fate. And this was later explained.
Also, the author throws sweets for the attentive. For example, the fact that the Main Character received a Divine element every time he defeated a great monster. And each time the name of the Divine element corresponded to the defeated monster.
I hope you will have time to get bored! After all, now there will be-information that is completely uninteresting to ordinary mortals! Go if you want.
I wanted to draw attention to this problem. The problem of localization into foreign languages. In other countries, there are those who want to enjoy foreign literature. But there is a language barrier along the way. Thousands of readers have to wait for freelance translators to do something. Why not meet them halfway? To reach an audience from an entire country, it is enough to hire one team of translators and solve a legal issue. By paying a handful of people and overcoming a certain amount of paperwork, you will receive dividends from an audience of thousands! And this is only in one country, and there are many countries! This is a banal question of commercial profit. You probably know that gaming companies often translate their products into other languages. Why would they do that? This is banal profitable. Maybe they have something to learn?
Great series which is always short but concise , with interesting out of the box methods with how the main character levels up as opposed to mindless grinding , with it most of the time being done in a comical panic nuking manner , and the comedy holds a life like quality to it instead of mechanically crafted and planned humour .
Even while maintaining a LitRPG like game world sense , it effectively isn't limited by this game like sense and can take action without being limited by gaming logic giving it alot more freedom in the ways it can defeat enemies rather than pure stats/skill comparison headlong smashing
From what i've seen it has some inspiration from mushoku tensei and kumo desu ga nani ka?and maybe a little from dark souls if i'm not hallucinating .
All in all a well done comedic and litrpg focus story
Book 1 is excellent, but book 2 takes the focus off dungeons, the snake, magic, and everything that made book 1 good.
Reviewed as per Chapter 80 - read through them in a couple of hours - pretty damn captivating read. There are quite a few gems and chuckles hidden within this "What-the-hell-just-happened-to-me" Reborn LitRPG.
The MC isn't very fleshed out, but very relatable, and his stream-of-consciousness type of telling the story allows for a rolicking, good read.
So far it seems like the plot and development of the story work just fine. There are few grammatical errors and typos - I've noticed maybe 10 or so total.
The only thing that subtracts a bit from the reading experience from time to time is the writing style. The words can, from time to time, be so far spaced apart that you spend more time scrolling than reading.
This is a GOOD story - holds my interest, keeps action, dialogue, description working, as well as staying true to LitRPG standards (for what those are worth being very new, still). With a bit of revision, I think this could be not only self-publishable on Amazon, I think it could have a good shot with a traditional publisher. The protagonist is too generic as a human and needs more development, but Tiny Snake God and his prophets are a brilliant bit that works really well. Snake-version of the protagonist is more interesting, but still needs the earlier human development, which will probably cause some changes in snake-protagonist, too. I want to read where the story goes next - I've gotten through Chapter 64, which is everything posted so far. Very well done.
Simple style makes for an easy read. Overall solid story, character, grammar and style. Lacks some complexity, but is still well worth the time it takes to read.
Update as of the completion of Book II. By the Tiny Snek God, things got dark. Really Dark. I pray for the Tiny Snek, all that he is, and those who follow, willing or not. Brave Little Snek, Tiny Snek God watches over you.
This got me laughing too hard to provide an unbiased review. To the Tiny Snake God, I give tribute in the form of 5-Stars!
Please. Please, please, please pleasepleaseplease! Continue with this story as soon as possible.