Arrogant Young Master Template A Variation 4

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
77. Little Fish ago
78. Familiar Structure ago
79. SYS-UMS-3516961 ago
80. Long Ai ago
81. Carrot All the Way ago
82. Unfulfilled Wish ago
83. The Survivor ago
84. Going Against Fate ago
85. Old Habits Die Hard ago
86. Can't Follow the Rabbit ago
87. Harbinger of Doom ago
88. Priorities ago
89. Just Like the Simulations ago
90. Prank Call ago
91. Anti-Harem Alliance ago
92. Reverse-Harem Alliance ago
93. Totally Not an Array Master ago
94. Three Weirdos ago
95. Exhausting ago
96. True Long ago
97. Predesigned ago
98. Status Upgrade ago
99. Grandmaster Delusions ago
100. Aesthetically Incomplete ago
101. Captain Proton ago
102. Dark Flame Master ago
103. Harem Protagonists Must Die ago
104. Trek Through the Stars ago
105. Local Cuisine ago
106. Unaware of the Elder Behind ago
107. Transmigrator Support Group ago
108. Hot Rainbow ago
109. Two Fatal Mistakes ago
110. Shattered Hopes ago
111. Swan Wants to Eat Toad Meat ago
112. Series of Unfortunate Mistakes ago
113. Truth Seer ago
114. Gratitude Farmer ago
115. Death by Snu Snu ago
116. Sacrificial Lamb ago
117. Ancient Measures ago
118. The Truth of This World ago
119. Slumbering Splinter ago
120. Second Hand Mistakes ago
121. History Repeating Itself ago
122. Crazy Parents ago
123. Reunion ago
124. Excessive Halo ago
125. Beyond Terrified ago
126. First Accident ago
127. Candy Giving Stranger ago
128. Shalalala ago
129. Many Meetings ago
130. Irreversible Corruption ago
131. Sweet Whispers ago
132. Father Knows Best ago
133. Monster Receives Permission ago
134. Dao of Money ago
135. Still Not Quite ago
136. Old Frenemies ago
137. Benefits ago
138. [Remaining: 2] ago
139. Professional Courtesy ago
140. Primordial Oblivion Bloodline ago
141. Will to Destroy ago
142. Bringer of Hope ago
143. Unreliable Help ago
144. White Moonlight ago
145. All About Mechanics ago
146. Self-Realization ago
147. Resurgence ago

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CatVI
Overall

Read title. It is good.

MC is likable. And he actually uses all resources available to him.

But some plot holes. They are ignorable though.

Like, 

Spoiler: Spoiler

 

butts
Overall

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. 

Maulisius
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The novel follows cultivation tropes and uses light LitRPG elements. Hilarious, if you know this genre. If you don't know the genre, you will enjoy light misunderstanding comedy and a lot of plotting and facade usage.

Must read)

Ulvlar
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not much to say, it is a parody of the normal cultivantion rencarnation story

DressedUpToParty
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Slakes the cultivation thirst

Reviewed at: 38. Family First

The best subversion of the xianxia/wuxia story type that I've ever read. So good, in fact, that it probably beats out the better straight xianxia stories just in terms of how enjoyable it is to read. My only real nitpicks are that the releases are slightly irregular, but honestly, that's not even a real downside.

Across_The_Street
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Likely the best twist to the genre in years.

Reviewed at: 76. Quite Dangerous

Disclaimer: This novel is currently on hiatus as of chapter 76. The last update was 15 months ago, as of 06/29/21. The author was last online on Royal Road on 03/25/20. This novel is unfinished, and stopped in the middle of one of the most climactic and plot changing events seen yet in the novel, it is extremely unlikely that the novel will continue to get updated. Be warned.

 

Style:

The authors writing style is mostly impeccable. He chose a way of writing the story and then switched it towards the end of the novel. Otherwise, the the way the humor works, the way dialogue is done, it's all pretty fantastic.

 

Story:

Alright, now there's a lot of conflict in these reviews as to how the novel has devolved over time, I'd really have to disagree. There is one thing that could've brought some disguntlement, the author switched the direction of the story towards the end. That does not mean that the latter part of the story is bad in any way, for those who said it is, they're simply wrong. The author didn't stop being a good writer, he just changed how the story was developing. To give you the short of it, he went from lighthearted novel that puts a fun twist on the average cultivation novel and decided to change it into a creative, but more serious, cultivation novel with an actual story, and not a plotless comedy. Granted the plotless comedy was incredibly well written, and was very enjoyable, but the developing plot in the latter part of the novel made the novel more satisfying. I'm pretty sure the people who didn't like it were simply upset because they weren't prepared for the sudden seriousness thrust into the novel.

 

Grammar:

Absolutely readable, and very few flaws. Unfortunately, the author sometimes forgets to put words like "the" or similar small things. I do not know why. To give an example, "Hallway lights quickly dimmed, sunlight almost completely disappeared from the entire palace and stars appeared in the sky, shining brightly." That's a quote. No, it doesn't say "The hallway lights..." or "the sunlight..." It's very odd, but at least it hardly gets in the way of readability.

 

Characters:

This is where the novel really shines. Granted, the side characters aren't absolutely perfect, but then again, they're supposed to follow xianxia tropes, so I think that just goes to show that the author wrote characters that actually fit the book. But honestly, I don't care about those whatsoever, not at all. The really fantastic thing that the author has done is make a novel, which like many, start with an "arrogant young master/villain" character and... wait for it.... actually make them act as such. Good lord, about time. Right? How many times have you clicked on a novel with a similar description or similar tags, and the character ends up acting like a coward, or turns totally serious and stops acting like whatever character they were transmigrated into. That's the most annoying thing in the world, I swear. The least they could do is stick to the concept. I fully understand that the actual person that was transmigrated would not be the same, and that's normal, it's in this novel too, but if the character says something like "I've gotta keep a low profile and act like [whatever their body's original person acted like (trash/arrogant etc.)]" and then proceed to act like a super serious cultivator who was hiding their abilities in front of absolutely everyone literally two chapters away... Why? Why even have the character say something like that if it simply wasn't going to happen. That doesn't show how cool your character is, it shows that your character couldn't stick to his own plan, or rather, the author couldn't. Now, granted, this author made it easier for himself by having his character be an arrogant, but dedicated, cultivator from the beginning. It wasn't considered "out of character" for the new guy who transmigrated to be getting stronger. But the way these things generally go is that the actual main character would act like a super arrogant dude in front of everyone, and then among those he trusts, friends, subooridinates, disciples, would turn into a cowardly shivering wreck. Then they'd show everyone's perspectives, facepalming, wondering how the main character was such a good actor, wondering who the "real [mc's name] was." Not in this one, any sign of dissociation between the way the mc needs to act to keep up the original's facade and his actual personality is entirely internalized. This makes the novel a million times better, and for the first time in a long time, makes the "reincarnated into the arrogant villain" twist come out correctly, rather than totally scuffed misadvertisement.

 

Overall:

For the first time, a correct spin on the "young master" twist, even though the whole novel is a parody on the idea. A fantastically original novel with only very minor grammatical errors that do not affect readability. Changes the direction of the story 3/4ths of the way through to a more serious take on the xianxia idea, and splits from being a 'comedic parody', to 'a comedic parody protagonist has slowly found himself in a dark and dangerous universe with many mysteries and dangers surrounding him.' If that sounds like your kinda gig, stick around.

knork14
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Strong start, tear inducing humor,but ends poorly

Reviewed at: 76. Quite Dangerous

Those first 50 chapter are pure gold. The author manages to use the weathered and exhausted xianxia genre and make it good and funny, and even though i know we probably wont see the novel ending(1 year of hiatus by now, we all know what that means) i dont regret starting to read it(and even recomend) because apart from the last arc everything is of very high quality.

But what went wrong you ask? Well the author did a really good foreshadowing, putting little things here and there to use later in the story, and that in itself is comendable. But he didnt deliver it well, and what could have been a useful plot device become a badly executed plot twist. At some point he started adding too many elements to the story(classic xianxia author move) and i guess it becames hard to keep tracks of things.I would say if he was willing to erase those last 10 chapters and revise where he wants to go with this story, this story could stand side to side with RR best ones.

Overall i say go ahead and read it, it is a fun story,one that i dont regret having read, has a decent grammar score , just be aware that it ends abruptly and on a bad note. If you just want something fun to read for a couple days please go ahead, the chapters themselves are pretty long, and even binge reading it took me a awhile to finish it up

Greyko
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Delightful and unique story

Reviewed at: 34. Just Deserts

10/10, 

Style is amazing and enjoyable to read,

Story is unique and interesting, Mc realizes all the templates and knows what to expect, and how to fit in every situation,

I didn't spot any mistakes,

Characters are three dimensional.

Jangofet54
Overall

An interesting direction to take in a Xianxia/Wuxia novel. Really refreshing and well made. From what I can tell the author regularly updates the novel and this has the potential to be a stable in my favorites collection. 

Give it a go.

sarbification
Overall

It's a realy good and funny story.

Reviewed at: 1. Transmigration

I realy like it very much. Start was bad, this so 'chines' start that i wanted stoped right now, but when i read further I really enjoyed.     It's sometimes funny due to MC and his struggles with cultivation world. The story will start be intresting and funny when he take his disciple, it about at 8 chapter. Try it, i think you will not to regret.