Some seek power. Some seek justice. Others seek to root out the filth lurking in the darkest of corners.
Spot was summoned from his comfortable charging pad and familiar floors to a world of magic and intrigue. After the flight of his new patrons, he is left to care for a filthy castle. During his quest to keep this new home clean, he will face demons, foreign armies, and the dreaded stairs.
All those who stand before him will be swept away. Those who follow his spotless trail will find enlightenment, purity, and a world on its knees.
Follow this wholesome vacuum on his quest to power.
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Fun story with an interesting premise, characters are fun and offer very different perspectives on the world around them in a way I've only ever seen in Everybody Loves Large Chests and I'm really enjoying it. My only minor critique is the rather light LitRPG aspect but that's just because I really like stories with lots of tables and numbers.
When a Roomba who prides itself in its ability to clean gets summoned to a world of magic you get this charming story.
From cleaning giant precipices (edge of a staircase) to evading its nemesis (a puddle of water) the Roomba fulfills its duty in a novel world while gradually upgrading its functions.
Story: Only thing I can call this is captivatingly original. Elements of LITRPG combined with an evolution aspect immediately opens up the future possibilities of this story. Great story for a casual read.
Style: A combination of first and third person perspective oddly works in this story's favor. The Roomba's perspective is first person as you follow it's thought development while all the side characters get a third person perspective. This combination, I find, works in this story's favor.
Grammar: The story is as spotless and clean as you can expect from a story about a Roomba. While there might be the very occasional dust bunny (grammar mistake) in the story but just like actual dust you don't notice them.
Character: The Roomba is a delightful character. From it's loyal attachment to its humans to its interpretation of the world surrounding it. The choices it makes are sweet and completely fit the narrative.
Side characters will gradually be explored and I am curious for future interactions as the Roomba becomes stronger and more misunderstandings occur.
...but fizzles out pretty quickly.
The first chapter of this story was incredibly well written. The concept of a bunch of demon summoners fleeing in terror from a Roomba they've mistaken for an archdemon is simply comedic gold. However, the rest of the story is just... kinda average. In the end it's the same joke repeated over and over, except it's not as funny because no amount of setup will make up for a lack of fresh and unpredictable punchlines.
Furthermore, we're 40 chapters in and there's no way to tell if the author is still trying to write a parody. The plot follows so closely the standard progression litRPG formula that it's indistinguishable from most stories on this website. There's nothing that makes this story stand out, and it makes no sense to call it "satire" when there's no clever subversion past the first chapter.
Overall it's decent, but definitely very formulaic.
Is the Isekai Roomba. Void (or Spot) the robot vacuum is the cutest existential horror to slip between the folds of space.
I read this as a bedtime story to my partner and we LOVE this story and its roomba.
So far the journey has been full of: good clean humour, wholesomeness, packed with adventure and cleaning, head pats, and unfortunately too many stairs.
Yes, Bee (the human) and the roomba develop a genuinely good relationship. She recognizes that the roomba is a good... er, person. And the roomba cares about her by tucking her in bed and stuff. She at least understands its intentions with a simple yes, no system. Now it wants to learn more about the "squiggles" that are words and numbers to communicate with her better and just access more information. That adds new and exciting possibilities.
I like that this is still deeply connected to the original premise. The roomba's highest priority is still cleaning, and not suddenly too overpowered. After all, the outside world is too dirty for it and its wheels wouldn't do well at all. Its new skill called deep analysis or whatever gives a lot more data to the roomba, which results in better cleaning/combat/training predictions. But not too OP -- this is still a fragile plastic roomba, even if it can move super fast. At the very beginning, it rejected interdimensional travel and flight for an endless dustpan. Void (the roomba's other name) now sees how valuable the other options were, but still feels that the endless dustpan was right for its philosophy and it benefited it a lot in general.
I enjoy reading Bee's perspectives (not too mature or immature since she's 13-ish) and the perspectives of the humans scouting the castle to reclaim (?) it. They aren't massively threatening, so they don't cast a dark mood on the story.
There's also the mythical demon that Void just casually sweeped away the protections of. So it's going to awaken in a couple months it seems, or a year maybe. But that's treated as a future problem so the story still doesn't have too much tension for my tastes.
It has its funny and endearing moments, but it focuses mostly on character development by showing their thoughts, as well as action. Hence the slice of life tag. But I don't think this is satire... just a unique and consistent character in an isekai, where the rest of the elements play out like normal isekais.
When I started reading this on a whim, I had not expected I'd read more than 2 chapters; not even imagined I would get addicted to the story and read the whole thing (till now). The idea is absolutely unique and new, blending humour, action, adventure, irony, and so much more. Kudos to the writer, the story really deserves more attention! Would recommend this to everyone!
Style: Major POV is quite interesting with the MC being so naive and progressing in every way. Multiple other POVs also give a nice view. Informal tone and inner thoughts are frequently used and conveyed realistically. Well incorporated.
Story: Original and weird, yet extremely well put together. Various elements and themes are interwoven; The plot is thought out quite well no plotholes till now.
Grammar: 1 word: impeccable - Couldn't find a single typo and trust me I was looking. No idea how it's done so fast.
Character: Character building is quite detailed yet not boring at any point. Side characters are introduced and well-described. Realism is palpable with the erstwhile robot being believably innocent.
I could go on and on but I don't want to reveal the fun.
Seriously Try it! SPOT the DOOMBA is SUPREME !!!
This is a fun story about a roomba and his attempt to keep a magic castle clean.
Mostly a humorous slice of life story where the roomba Spot grows and explores. He's been slowly getting smart and stronger, so about fifty chapters in there's more exploration and interacting with others. Early chapters were almost entirely from his limited (and initially very simplistic) point of view but other character's chapters juxtapose what's happening more clearly. That mechanic seems like it's winding down now that he's close to human in understanding. It was well done and didn't get over used.
No issues with grammar, this is a well written and not too serious fiction. If you like the pun title names you'll probably enjoy the story.
Something about this really tickled my fancy. Following the path of Spot/Void the roomba as it carves elegant curves and straight lines across the chaos of assumptions is a delight, and is oddly satisfying.
If you like visera cleanup detail, house flippers, or anything else of that ilk, then I suggest giving this a whirl. It's good, clean fun.
My only feedback for the author would be that (aside from one memorable incident) there's been no mentions of bathrooms, or things that occur in them. The human character eats and drinks, but never uses the bathroom. Am I saying this just because I want to expose Spot/Void to the horror of wizard bathrooms? Maybe. ... And by maybe I mean: Yes. Yes I am.
This is a wonderful, leasurly peice of story telling with some God-tier world building going on in the background.
Our two central characters are each adorable and admirable in their own ways and I am desperate to find out where this is all going. I love the comittment to the ground level view point of Spot and the consistant way that Bee thinks her way out of the various missunderstandings.
I don't know if this was written to be read to children, but that's how I started reading. A chapter to my kids at night... Except then I read ahead, I needed to know how it continued! And we're all laughing at how silly it is, but it's really just a really good, fun read.