webnovels have evolved quite internationally
via translations from one culture on to the next
there's a world of influence in each and every text
if you stop and think, how many countries come to mind
in what cultures are the tropes you like easy to find
how about the inspirations for what you now write?
who knows, some unknown origins may just come to light
I also enjoy both eastern and western styles of fantasy. Even different countries have different styles that are considered traditional for them.
I like some elements of litrpg but more so gamelit and so anything leans toward more to The Wandering Inn than anything else.
I love portal fantasy...
In short, I take the genres and ideas I find interesting, salvage what doesn't work well or feel right to me in them, then frankenstien a serial as a love letter to my roots.
In my story called The VocaLords, there also are Japanese, as well as Koreans and Americans. They love their pop and rock n' roll! Oh. And also there's an Italian ballerina whose stands ten meters high -- in flats.
Finally, in the story I am writing for Royal Road Magazine's June Writing Contest, called TRANSCIETY, there are Europeans galore! It has an Italian fashion show director and a Romanian male model. And the MC's dresser is from Germany. Later, there will be a Māori woman named Mahui who's tall and strikingly thin. She's jasper brown and fiery, adding spark to the MC's life.
After she first throws a can of yellow paint at him. 🙀
God bless America.