Beware Of Chicken

Beware Of Chicken

by Casualfarmer

Warning This fiction contains:
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  • Profanity
  • Sexual Content
  • Traumatising content

Jin Rou wanted to be a cultivator who defied the heavens, and surpassed all limits.

Unfortunately for him, he died, and now I’m stuck here. Arrogant young masters? Heavenly tribulations? Cultivating for days on end, then getting into life or death battles?

Yeah, no thanks. I'm getting out of here.

In which a transmigrator decides that the only winning move is not to play.

Beware of Chicken will be updated Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Chapter 1: He Bravely Turned His Tail and Fled ago
Chapter 2: Rice Farming 101 ago
Chapter 3: Beneath the Crescent Moon ago
Chapter 4: Nothing But a Hound Dog ago
Chapter 5: Verdant Hill ago
Chapter 6: "Young Master", Type 19 ago
Chapter 7: Country Roads ago
Chapter 8: Experimental Procedure ago
Chapter 9: Title Drop ago
Chapter 10: Lift Together ago
Chapter 11: The Newcomers ago
Chapter 12: The Mid-Autumn Festival ago
Chapter 13: The Spirit Furnace ago
Chapter 14: Winnie the Poo ago
Chapter 15: Side Quest ago
Chapter 16: Commandment ago
Chapter 17: Counting the Days ago
Chapter 18: Cracked Moon ago
Chapter 19: ROUS ago
Chapter 20: An Autumn Leaf ago
Chapter 21: The First Flakes ago
Chapter 22: Meanwhile, Back at the Town... ago
Chapter 23: The Young Mistress ago
Chapter 24: The Princess and the General ago
Chapter 25: The Students ago
Chapter 26: Two Pig Open Sleigh ago
Chapter 27: The March ago
Chapter 28: Strength and Skill ago
Chapter 29: The Great Master ago
Chapter 30: Something Worth Recognition ago
Chapter 31: A Glorified Battery ago
Chapter 32: Choices ago
Chapter 33: A Blade of Grass ago
Chapter 34: The Goalie and the Dishwasher ago
Chapter 35 Connections ago
Chapter 36: Homecoming ago
Chapter 37: Rewarded ago
Chapter 38: Preparing for the Night ago
Chapter 39: Jin-gle Bells ago
Chapter 40: Dawn ago
Chapter 41: Tick Tock Goes The Clock ago
Chapter 42: A Lull ago
Chapter 43: Broth and Ice ago
Chapter 44: A Fox and A "Deer" ago
Chapter 45: Statues and a House ago
Chapter 46: Vengeance and Hives ago
Chapter 47: Observe ago
Chapter 48: Ignite ago
Chapter 49: The Final Stretch ago
Chapter 50: Setting Sail, Coming Home ago
Deleted Scene from chapter 50. ago
Chapter 51: Wedding Part 1 ago
Chapter 52: Wedding Part 2 ago
Chapter 53: The End of the Beginning ago
Vol1: Epilogue ago
Volume 1.5: Kintsugi ago
Vol 2 Chapter 1: Full Steam Ahead ago
V2, Chapter 2: Each Day a Blessing ago
V2 Chapter 3: Crossed Blades ago
Interlude: Lost As Hell ago
v2 Chapter 4: A Fine Morning ago
V2: Chapter 5: But One Flaw ago
Interlude 2: The Twilight ago
V2 C6: A Bee ago
v2c7: A Meeting ago
v2c8: A Needle ago
V2c9: Dream ago
v2c10: Routine ago
V2C11: I'm Here ago
V2 C12: I Scream ago
Interlude 3: Q=V/t ago
v2 C 13: Hong Xian ago
v2 c14: Jin Rou ago
v2 c15: A Lady ago
v2c16: Secret Spot ago
v2c17: Still ago
Collected LN Teasers ago
v2c18: Rat and Cat ago
Interlude: Heart of the Swarm, ago
v2C19: Boar ago
v2 C20: Knock-off Part 1 ago
v2 c20: Knock off Part 2 ago
v2c21: The Search ago
v2 c22: Set out Stay in ago
V2 C 23: A Past Conversation ago
v2c24: Righteousness ago
v2c25: Plants and Clothes ago
v2 c26: Preparations ago
v2 c27.1: The Town ago
v2 c27.2 ago
27.3 ago
v2 c28: Depart ago
v2 c29.1: The Hills ago
29.2 ago
v2 c29.3 ago
Interlude 4: The Waterfall ago
Image: Meiling Coloured ago
V2C30.1: Progress ago
v2 C30.2 ago
v2 c30.3 ago
v2 c31: The Child ago
v2 c32: Conversations ago
33.1: The Legend Begins ago
v2 c33.2 ago
v2c34: The Correct Place ago
v2 C 35: House and a City ago
V2 C 36: Length and Breadth ago
v2c37: Conundrum ago
v2c38: Wager ago
v2c39: These Halcyon Days ago
v2c40: Understand ago
v2 c41: Stay the Course ago
v2c42: Transform? ago
v2c43: Wheat and the Blade ago
v2c44: Ash Forest ago
v2c45: The Plum Blossom's Shadow ago
v2c46: The Cat's Question ago
v2c47: Foiled ago
v2c48: On the Road ago
v2c49: Around the Town ago
Interlude Yun Ren: Tale of the Fox ago
Interlude Yun Ren Part 2 ago
Interlude Yun Ren Final: Back Under the Summer Sky ago
v2c50: Symbols and Names ago
v2C 51: Fangs and the Deep ago
v2c52: Crystal ago
v2c53: Recognizing Limits ago
v2c54: Burden of Trust ago
v2c55: Past, Present, Future ago
v2c56: One Last Dance ago
v2c57: See You Again ago
Interlude: The War and The Rooster ago
v2c58: Growing by Miles ago
v2c59: People and Places Part 1 ago
v2c59: People and Places part 2 ago
v2c59: People and Places Part 3 ago
v2c60: The Dueling Peaks ago
v2c61: Sect Business ago
v2c62: Wayward Companion ago
v2c63: Registration ago
v2c64: The Smaller Blade of Grass part 1. ago
v2c64.2: A Smaller Blade of Grass Part 2 ago
v2c65: Tournament part 1 ago
v2c65.2: The Tournament part 2 ago
v2c65.3: The Tournament part 3 ago
v2c66: Crystal Deal ago
v2c67: The Day of 'Fun' ago
v2c68: The Azure Merchants ago
v2c69: Heaven doesn't Always Shake ago
BOC 1st popularity Poll ago
v2c70: The Spider Incident ago
v2c71: Duels at the Peak ago
v2c72.1: Metal and Glass Part 1 ago
BOC Character Art ago

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mightykk
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Good fun rational MC in a Xianxia world

Reviewed at: The Mid-Autumn Festival

The MC makes the rational choice of doing his best to avoid the nutcases that fill the Xianxia world. ie. Leaving his sect to become a farmer. He still cultivates in his daily activities and uses his super strength and Earth perspective to build the best farm ever.

However I don't get the sense this is about base building, rather it comes across as a subversion of the genre.

I found it an enjoyable read - It's definitely worth a try.

Orphicle
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Really good what the hell

Reviewed at: Winnie the Poo

I started reading this as I was bored and was really surprised. The mc is relatable and humble. He doesn't try to be anything he's not. His decisions make sense and hes not twisted like other mcs would be in a new cultivation world. I like how the different perspectives add to the story. Not a lot of chapters thus far but good

Commando2342
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In which the cultivator leaves the sect to farm.

Reviewed at: The Mid-Autumn Festival

The atmosphere of this story is intentionally light and cheery, given the premise of the story in the first place. It's a very simple slice of life with the tale of the farm being expanded and laboured upon, with fields of crops sown and animals raised.

Though it is clearly not the focus of the story the few fight scenes are nevertheless well done with striking imagery and combat sequences flowing naturally.

The characters all feel natural and well-written. There's no dialogue that I've seen yet that felt stilted or out of place. There are comedic parts as well that are all well above par, ranging from quippy one-liners to drawn out comedic scenes, such as one where he meets a love interest while playing with some kids from a nearby village.

The romance is well done too - it's entirely believable in how it develops, I feel.

The protagonist of the story draws you in, wanting to know more despite his simple and unassuming life.

I am of course talking about Big D. Jin Rou is merely the narrator and historian of Big D's life and is indubitably not the protagonist in the face of Big D's might.

Don't be fooled by the story description. This is the story of a chicken on it's path of cultivation and certainly nothing else, though it disguises itself well.

In summary, though the story has not yet progressed very far I am very excited to see where the author plans on taking this story into the future. I fully believe that it has the potential to be a very high quality story on this site.

 

Sulo
Overall

Stardew Valley if it was Xianxia

Reviewed at: The Mid-Autumn Festival

Honestly, it's really good.  Very satisfying, with several moments where I legitimately had to stop reading to laugh. The rooster is hilariously proud (and deservedly so).  The MC is really down-to-earth, which is a nice change of pace.  The love interest was handled wonderfuly.  It's great, give it a shot.  c:

I'll likely come back and write a more advanced review once the first "book" or "arc" I can see is finished.

MarkM
Overall

Fun, slow moving frolic in a cultivating world

Reviewed at: v2c45: The Plum Blossom's Shadow

Well written, fun and subversively funny.  Welcome to the non-Sect path of a lowly former disciple who just wanted peace and quiet far away from the Young Master types.  It is a very delicious and deliberate slice of life approach.  Having reached the end of the first Book, I'd now say it is clearly one of the better novels available on all of RR.

One minor quibble... the title and sign might better read "Beware of Rooster".

Side note:  the frequency in the description is wrong.  We now get chapters MWF, nothing on Tuesday ... and occasional miss for personal reasons on other days (but CasualFarmer will usually give us forewarning in the end or after chapter author's note(s)).

Slimeycat
Overall

No standard lazy tropes here.

Well written story here, the MC is very positive and generally nice guy.

The names are funny as F!  I like the way the chicken is changing names from English to Chinese. Basil Brush made me LMAO, also when you reverse the Chinese to English it may take a monent to get it but it makes it more funny.

Great POV changes as well from Big Di and his love interest.

TheNorns
Overall

This is a really good story. Slice of life, not some crazy progression story, but it's executed very well with great grammar and interesting characters. Very light and obviously humorous and somewhat satirical, I love it. There are some minor misspellings and a couple grammar mistakes, but they don't get in the way of the story and it's still better on spelling and grammar than 97% of RR.

rmullins
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Amazing start. I hope it keeps going.

Reviewed at: The Mid-Autumn Festival

Excellent story. Hope it continues while maintaining the heart that makes it so good.

I like the characters, big de in particular. I'd be interested in seeing what unique techniques he comes up with under these circumstances.

Please post some info about  your schedule or lack thereof when you get a chance.

msng
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Good Story Inverting Typical Xianxia Tropes

Reviewed at: Vol1: Epilogue

Entertaining story about an isekai who prefers being a farmer rather than taking part in typical xianxia activities and power plays. As such, he leaves his sect and travels as far from other cultivators as possible to find and cultivate foodstuffs instead. Pokes fun at some characteristic features of the genre, while still containing a coherent and enjoyable story.

Some tropes covered include: young masters, the stereotypical pursuit of power as well as the accompanying risks and costs of doing so; as well as some new ones being thrown in based on what the author imagines some possible downsides could come out of constant pill-popping and going against the heavens/'natural order of things'. Also includes interesting PoVs from the chicken (mentioned in the title) who has a more conventional xianxia character’s perspective. While the chicken is particularly entertaining, the other characters also do not disappoint. They are not amongst the greatest I have ever read, but they fit well into the story, help drive the plot and none of them ever felt completely wrong or flat.

The writing style is clear and engaging. The spelling and grammar are relatively decent, though it has some issues. It is readable but there are a number of errors in most chapters. Some of which are frequently repeated throughout the story. For example, misuse of “its” instead of “it's” and vice versa.

The story is still relatively new and the chapter release rate is quite fast, so I will update my review as the story continues. Hope this helps.

Review initially written when Chapter 22 was the latest chapter. Updated when Chapter 41 was the latest chapter.

Guacamole69
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A good Xianxia parody with genuine emotion

Reviewed at: Cracked Moon

Beware of chicken is an interesting combination of parody, actual Xianxia, and I think, in parts, a work that somewhat deconstructs the Xianxia genre.

The foremost element of the work is a parody, and quite honestly its parody elements are some of the funniest content I've seen on the site. The main character's isekai nature is used to justify him as a sort of rational audience insert, noting and making fun of the natural absurdity of the machismo which permeates the Xianxia world. His reaction to reincarnating as a low-level disciple basically being "I'm noping the fuck out of here" lays a rich bed of comedy that the intro effectively taps into. 

The fights, when they do happen, are written well enough. Qi channeling, leveling up, and the prose of pseudo-spirituality are all good enough to not detract from the experience. 

The best element which I think truly differentiates the work is the running theme of critiquing the Xianxia world. While the point is often made humorously, Beware of chicken makes a running critique of the rather vacuous and all-consuming desire for power for its own sake which permeates the culture of Xianxia worlds. This theme at once informs much of the work's comedy, but also much of its pathos.

The main character, in a real sense, demonstrates a sense of true spirituality in a metaphorical sense where he finds power and happiness by transcending the desire for power which consumes other cultivators and is content simply helping the earth grow and thrive in his own small section of the world. It is in many ways like one punch man, wherein the protagonist's unflappable ambivalence lends itself easily to both deadpan parody comedy and real statements about other people's preoccupation with status and things that don't actually matter. 

The one problem I can see is where it will go next. Unlike traditional Xianxia this story can't really just default to facing bigger and badder enemies to continue its current quality so it will require some continual creativity to keep the story at its current quality. With daily updates, I can only hope that the author has the time to spend that kind of thought. As of now, it is one of the few 5's I've come across on the website.