Arrogant Young Master Template A Variation 4
What would a Xianxia MC do?
Seriously, what would they do? Asking for a friend.
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While the novel title makes it sound lame, it's actually quite the cheeky comedy and the title makes sense in context. So dont be discouraged, it's well worth a read.
The story itself plays with genre tropes in a self-aware fashion that fits together comfortably. It's a strange thing, really. I don't want to go into detail and spoil it for anyone, so I suggest trying it out for yourself to see if it's something you might like, but if you hate cultivation novel tropes... you still might have fun with the way they are used.
It really is a different sort of cultivation story, and there aren't many like it. Sit back, relax and enjoy the "plot".
If you read much chinese cultivation fantasy, you already know what this story is about. The thing is, the execution here is actually very good. I find myself prefering this to some of the chinese fictions that pioneered the merge of cultivation/system fiction. Give it a try. It's very fun to read.
LivingSpoon has managed to take on the oversaturated Xianxia market and create such a witty, self-aware story that sucks you in.
The latest arc (last updated at chapter 76) has fallen off the rails. It's become a bit of a mess now sadly. The first few arcs are still well worth reading.
Originally reviewed a while ago, but there haven't been any new updates for over 2 months now. Hope the author is ok.
The main character is not the main character. He has been rebirthed into the body of an Arrogant Young Master, and knows that the Xainxia tropes will cause him to be slaughtered by chapter twelve. Meanwhile he is saddled with a quest system that is forcing him to act or die, leaving him in a state where he has to balance every move against the risk of death.
Let's be clear. I dont like Xainxia in general. This story, I fear, maybe be the gateway drug that may change my mind. Much like a pill made of powdered heavenly scorpion perineum, this story will cleanse your meridians and leave you pinching your glabella in delight.
Loving it so far. Really enjoyable!
Good cultivation parody of various tropes while still keeping a semi-serious atmosphere. Good jokes and parody while the main characters are going about things in a serious manner, well at least to themselves.
The beginning of this story definitely deserves all the high ratings it received, but the most recent arc is a jumbled and incoherent mess. Literally everything that made the early chapters great is gone. I've read machine translated novels that made more sense than this. Comments on the recent chapter have people talking about dropping this series and I have to agree.
My review might look negative, but I will say that this story made me laugh and not just once.
I'm not going to enter into the details, because this kind of story is now well-know, you take the cliches and tropes of a famous type of Webnovel|Lightnovel and turn it into a Parody/Comedy.
I read up to chapter 31 and I already felt a bit bored about all the famous "extra long" wall of text you can find in a Xianxa, about this Sect or this cultivator, or this famous trope appearing in front of the Main Character. (But I honestly think that just the Author respecting the "codes" of Xianxa Webnovel even as a Comedy)
For the few that read "History number 1 founder" and "History's strongest senior brother" you might have a big feeling of "Déja Vu" on certain aspects of the story like the system forcing him to recruit some disciples with "Good Foundation", or the MC body being a douchebag with extra strong parents, and the classic "The previous owner of my body stole the Xanxia MC's girlfriend NTR style. Oops?"
Make no mistakes, the story is fun, but I highly recommend to not read it all in one try, just read a few chapters and come back when you have time, or it might get rapidly boring and repetitive, but that's one the Xianxa flaw, even the comedic one.
I really enjoyed the original premise of the story, a guy is suddenly a xianxia young master and has no idea what to do. But by chapter 50 the story has taken a turn from being a fun slice of life action novel and instead is a confusing mystery novel with the MC having no agency and everything going to shit. The author is continuously making more and more plot threads without ever explaining anything that is currently going on.
This is a top tier Xianxia parody. It's far better than most of the published cultivation stories I've read.
Edit: The plot starting to get really convoluted and the quality of the story has dropped
I genuinely enjoy this book. It not often that a story is able to pull me in enough to actually feel giddy when something cool happens.
STYLE: This book is a comedy, and it is pretty much satire; despite this the quality of the writing is supurb and the meta parts even manage to somehow make it more immersive.
GRAMMER: I noticed neither spelling errors nor errors in sentence structure.
STORY:It's a more interesting xianxia than most actual xianxia. The story remains in pretty much one place, or at least one world, so far. The characters aren't constantly being replaced and its possible to easily grasp what's going on. It's relaxed enough to enjoy but with just enough tension on the MCs part to make me want to keep reading. Additionally although it is technically an Xiania the Mc doesn't obsess about personal power, and starts with more wealth than most of the planets population. Together this means he doesn't sit around "growing" but is instead out and about misinterpreting others and doing plot stuff.
CHARACTER: The Mc is probably the best part of the story. He does bumble around with most of his actions having unforceen consequences, and may be a bit dense, but he's intelligent enough that his decisions are understandable and even relatable even when they often look strange from other characters perspectives. Lots of stories in the same vein are unreadable simply due to having a mc who's decisions are unintelligible.
OVERALL:10/10 would read again. Thanks for brightening my day with this amazing story!