Arrogant Young Master Template A Variation 4

by LivingSpoon

What would a Xianxia MC do?

Seriously, what would they do? Asking for a friend.

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
1. Transmigration ago
2. Disciple Acceptance Ceremony ago
3. Calamity ago
4. Not a Dream, Sorry ago
5. Tragedy of the Heroine ago
6. Archives Must Be Incomplete ago
7. Prepared ago
8. Gather for the Feast ago
9. Wolves' Hunger ago
10. Low Profile ago
11. Heroine Goes to Work ago
12. Like Father, Like Son ago
13. Anti-MC Thug Force ago
14. She Just Kept Talking... ago
15. Blockade ago
16. I Have Finished Farming ago
17. No Fun Allowed ago
18. A Father's Love ago
19. Endless Suffering ago
20. Power of Friendship ago
21. Tragic Past ago
22. Doubt ago
23. Magnet ago
24. Mistakes Were Made ago
25. Convergence ago
26. Old Friends Die Hard ago
27. Crystalized Effort ago
28. Not Slow Enough ago
29. Overreaction? ago
30. Devil ago
31. No Matter the Cost ago
32. Hurricane Arrives ago
33. Why So Reasonable? ago
34. Just Deserts ago
35. Anomalies ago
36. Expectation ago
37. Interference ago
38. Family First ago
39. Death Omen ago
40. Loophole ago
41. Traditional Gift ago
42. Ice Fishing ago
43. Anger Management ago
44. Uncontested Farming ago
45. King of Vegetables ago
46. Top Dog ago
47. Pampered Princess ago
48. An Object in Motion ago
49. Natural Order ago
50. Way of the Cockroach ago
51. They're Always Watching ago
52. Herbology Professor ago
53. Tampering ago
54. Reserve Force ago
55. The Tyrant ago
56. Fiercely Filial ago
57. Over the Specified Limits ago
58. Anti-Divination Alliance ago
59. No Need to Delay ago
60. Pro-Divination Alliance ago
61. Future Concubine ago
62. It isn't Cheating ago
63. Heartwarming Advice ago
64. Ancient Plan ago
65. Cost of Exposure ago
66. Natural Habitat ago
67. The Chicken or the Egg? ago
68. First Contact ago
69. Bursting Watermelon ago
70. Like Mother, Like Son ago
71. Nerd Rage ago
72. Hat Trick ago
73. Special Delivery ago
74. Senpai ago
75. Always Respectful ago
76. Quite Dangerous ago

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veted
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dont be discouraged by the title

Reviewed at: 17. No Fun Allowed

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".

 

Sibilant Scribe
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Humour and Trope Exploitation for Profit

Reviewed at: 76. Quite Dangerous

LivingSpoon has managed to take on the oversaturated Xianxia market and create such a witty, self-aware story that sucks you in.
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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.
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Originally reviewed a while ago, but there haven't been any new updates for over 2 months now. Hope the author is ok.

zimbimbaroo
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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. 

docsumac
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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.

dopedragonballs
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Young Master template turns into a convoluted mystery novel

Reviewed at: 76. Quite Dangerous

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. 

ChickenCaesar
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Really good stuff (Until later chapters)

Reviewed at: 76. Quite Dangerous

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

Hiki Jiki
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Started off strong, was gut-bustingly funny, then devolved into nonsense.

Reviewed at: 76. Quite Dangerous

It's like watching someone juggle an increasing number of plates. They start with a few, it's great and fun to watch. The number goes up, and hey, they're still going strong. You're super impressed. But then they start to falter, it's too many. A couple shatter on the ground. It keeps getting worse. At some point they're just flailing. No one has any idea what's going on... the story devolves into gibberish. You could read the whole chapter and understand nothing, perspective shifts randomly. Characters appear and disappear. There is no structure to the chapters anymore.

Perhaps a better comparison would a patient with worsening dementia. You're forced to see a sharp-minded, funny individual lose any sense of the world around them. All that potential, all that set-up, wasted because the author had no sense of discipline and kept adding stuff randomly. Void monsters? Secret families? Some crap about Emperors and cockroaches? It's one thing to parody Xiaxia by having everyone's gambits pile up and create a mess. But it crosses the line when it seems that even the author no longer has any idea of what's going on.

 

Koriel
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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. 

awantax
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Fun but I can see it getting repetitive quickly.

Reviewed at: 31. No Matter the Cost

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.

 



butts
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Great start but has declined rapidly

Reviewed at: 76. Quite Dangerous

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.