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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.
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A lighthearted xianxia with a dash of romance, and a touch of action, will definetly be following this story as it's published. Also maybe add the "romance" tag to the story. One of my favorite stories on RR, even despite its short length its very charming and you should definetly read it.
This is one of the most well written stories in Royal Road, regardless of genre. If you want a fun and engaging read, this is a good story for you. The characters are distinct, well defined, and engaging. The story is humorous without being over the top. The writing is spot on with so few noticeable errors that the occasional one that pops up the reader hardly notices. As of today's chapter, I must say this has overtaken the azerinth healer as my favorite webfiction.
I'll start this review by saying that I've read many Xianxia novels, parodies of Xianxia novels, novels disguised as Xianxia novels and Xianxia novels disguised as novels. I won't go so far as saying I've seen everything, but I think I'm damned close.
This is one of the best I've *ever* seen. How do I compare it with other novels? The best ones demand an immediate re-read once I get to the latest chapter, and I'm already on my second re-read. It's that good. You should read it.
In a more technical sense, it has the following:
* Humour that is mature without being smutty or infantile
* Character development
* A distinct lack of self-aggrandization that's so prevalent in this genre
There is a lot to like. You should definitely read this if you like reading about adults acting in an adult capacity in situations that are relatable to the real world. The MC is grounded in reality and the blindspots he does have are also realistic (some minor spoilers here, but if you saw a chicken doing a training montage, you would also think you've had a bit too much to drink).
Another great thing is the farm animals. Who would think a pair of pigs, a chicken, a cat and a rat could be so much fun? Whenever they get screen time (book time?) I'm at the edge of my seat. I don't know how many times I've burst out laughing at their hijinks.
There are a few things I think could be improved upon though (although I consider these minor quibbles rather than real problems):
* The magic system could use some love. Even though it's deliberately not the focus of the story (in fact, the focus is quite the opposite of the magic system), I feel it's a bit of world-building that's conspicuous in its absence
* The monetary system of the world hasn't been explained, so we can't really judge the value of things that are produced except relative to each other.
Some final thoughts:
* The author has kept strictly to his release schedule, so I think this story is here to stay, although he'll probably have to tune back to a chapter every 2 or 3 days to avoid burnout
* Subscribe to his patreon! There is a CAD$1.50 tier available, so it should be affordable to most, and you get a lot for your money.
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Awesome fiction, well written, likable charachters and down to earth with a better story than REVENGE! or Power for Power or Blood for the Blood God.
The MC takes one look at how his previous body died and decides to just get out of the way of the power hungry and creates a farm while giving Sentience to the animals that live there.
The love interest is funny and likable (Gasp!), yes, a woman in Xianxia that isn't just the Phoenix eyes, Big Badonkadonks, and Jade White Skin. Completely blown away
So yea, every time I see the title pop up in my feed I literally HEAR Ed stuttering chicken. God I love that show.
Uh, anyway. This is a good story, you should totally read it. For people who like Xanxia novels, the chicken cultivates and has its own glorious destiny. For people who like characters who AREN'T demi-gods with the emotional maturity of a 2 year old, there are those too! Unfortunately this technically disqualifies it from being a Xianxia novel, so it's just Xianxia based.
I tend to read a lot of Xianxia style stories so I am used to certain tropes, the writer of this story does a good job taking these tropes and spinning them in a fresher direction then I have seen. The characters are well rounded with actual personalities and flaws and the flow of the writing is smooth and doesn't pull you out of the story at any point. All and all I would say this story is worth reading; sure there are some minor errors here and there, but they are easy enough to look past given the quality of the story itself.
This has been such a fun read so far! I was able to binge the 25 chapters available when I started, and can't wait for more. It's such a refreshing take on the reborn in a xianxia story trope, avoiding the awkward stupidity, bad romance, and cliched writing. Overall, very good, very fun, very well done. The main character, love interest, and side characters all have thier own quirks, making them fun to encounter! No frustration caused by unrealistic stupidity as well. Excited to see when some more problems read their head for the MC, but so far things are moving along in a fun Slice of life story. It's good to have a break from constant struggles due to plot armor and plot attraction to problems.
And the chicken? The chicken and other farm animals are the best part. I was worried at first about the cover and title, but they're actually perfect. The chicken is a sentient spirit animal, which has its own cut scenes from his perspective. I wish I had started reading it sooner, but I'm also sad that there are only 25 chapters available.
Ironically, some of the pitfalls you would normally expect to effect the MC instead hit the MC chicken. He seems to be the magnet for tropey troubles encountered in a xianxia world, but without being to frustrating.
I love to see this story updated because I know every chapter makes me smile. It's a good-hearted narrative, deconstructing (and affectionately lampooning) WuXia and rooted in a love for nature and for animals. If only it had something resembling a plot.
The style is excellent. The author's ability to shift between perspectives and really capture the POV character is truly deft and a good portion of the fun of the story.
There is very little in terms of a sense of narrative arc, here. We get a brief section with an actual plot when the rat tribe turns up, but it ends too soon. There are hints of a plot to come, but the pace is slow. Nevertheless, the narrative is still charming.
The author has an excellent grasp of language, shifting their use of grammar, vocabulary and tone to express the different POV characters.
Who is the protagonist? Jin Rou? Or Bi Dr? The fact that it isn't entirely clear is part of the story's charm. Bi De has a more interesting character arc so far, but the ensemble cast has enormous potential and great appeal.
A delightful way to spend some time, but a little short on actual drama.
There is occasionally a faint whiff of Western chauvinism which, I'm certain, isn't the intent of the author who is clearly knowledgeable about both China and the WuXia genre and shows great affection for them both. But overall I think this is more than compensated for by the overall tone of gentleness and peace the story embraces.
Fantastic story - had no idea what to expect when I first started reading, I dipped in because of the bizarre title and the fact it seemed fairly popular ...
It's a unique twist on the usual tales and really cleverly done, it sucks you in and engages you with interesting characters and sensible emotional storylines.
So far its been a really natural progression and thoroughly enjoyable - definitely recommended :D
It is hard to express how much fun this story is. The main character sees that the xianxia life doesn't lead to happiness so decides to take a different path. But in amongst the good characters and hilarious situations is some seriously exceptional writing. Some chapters has actually caused me to audibly say whoa.