Are you waking up from a world of appearances and illussion? Can you recall who are you, why are you here, how the world really looks like? We are all eternal. Live. Enjoy your adventures, traveler.
I am only at chapter 25 right now, as I only started digging in. Apparently it's even better later on and starts to pick up after first 100 chapters. More importantly it's one of the rare and quality novels where MC travels to future during the story. Another superb novel like this is "I Hijacked Timeline". Can't find free proper translations, so I will likely continue with MTL.
It's bland and average. Barely 10 chapters in... There's a somewhat similar, but higher quality novel named "Immortality: My cultivation Has No Bottleneck" which, despite the strong focus on story and characters and barely any fights in the first 100 chapters, made me keep wanting more, until I finished it whole recently. It was much more interesting than this.
If you enjoyed it, there's a similar novel "Immortality: My cultivation Has No Bottleneck", which I just finished yesterday. I'll dig into Taoist Lord since it sounds similar from synopsis.
Finished the novel. Well, in the last couple dozens of chapters MC was no longer as cautious and hiding, trying not to mess with others. Zizai sect purses great freedom and arrogance, and so, he became the main manipulator behind the scenes, generating conflicts and chaos for his benefit and even deliberately sending provocations to the main antagonist in the second stage of Tianjao road. It's mostly the cheat that allowed him to do so many things, because much stronger people couldn't see through him nor detect his traces. Anyway, I enjoyed the novel, it has some truths mixed in, especially in the first half of the novel which I think the author wrote better than the later chapters with many battles and fights. The ending... when I think more it's actually meaningful that the corners of our MC "Ancestor" Liang's mouth turned up and his laughter resounded :) As I understand it the whole story is an allegory for his hospital state. At the beginning they need to stall for time and stabilize his life force, only then they can do blood transfusion, but the challenge is to still find a matching blood or be applied to some program for operation. So, in other words, at the start he is cautious, hiding, avoiding cause and effect and just trying to survive, his life can be easily shattered like a glass, because in real life he is also POWERLESS while being transported, lying unconscious in hospital bed. Later he participates in Tianjao road which is he is among many people who got the opportunity to get blood transfusion or something. And at the end of Tianjao road, the sacrophagus space, there is the blood of humans and demons mixed in, which means he is getting blood transfusion. Then he asks to be sealed there and after 10000 years he resolves the crisis of humanity and attains immortality or rather his life is no longer in danger and he wakes up, back from the dead. There are of course many other things that can be connected this way, like the collapsed lands of 9 sects or finding his protective master, or rather a hospital specialist that arrived at last to begin the operation, so the situation is no longer as uncertain, but the situation still has unpredictable factors which is told in the way of his ability of predictions that change at times, And the way MC gets stronger and uses one of the abilities to feel that someone is not so much stronger than himself means he recovers his vitality or strength. I wrote a bit chaotically, but yeah, something like this.
It was a pleasant surprise and an enjoyable read from a different perspective than usual. We follow the story and are shown that "everything passes away". Why involve yourself when all these people will someday die of old age? Why create cause and effect and get yourself in troubles, when you can be at peace doing whatever you want? Author said he wrote in this way due to his experiences in life. For me it wasn't boring, I was put in a quite unique mood, The second half of the novel loses its charm. One reason are the three abilities they get at 30,000, 60,000 and 90,000 years and the soul control technique. The second one - MC has some strength now and while cultivators don't live as long as he does, they still live in thousands of years unlike the mortals at the beginning, so it's more stale. Third reason - the author makes MC get involved himself too much, which made the story events be pushed or manipulated by MC, unlike the independent flow in the first half. There was a sudden event out of the blue in the last quarter of the novel that made MC be more free and daring, so he also no longer passively watches how events unfold but actively takes part in the events just like a protagonist does, generating more karma, even if he still plots from the shadows. So there is more action, but story development perspective is less unique. What is interesting though is that the second half of the story takes place pretty much only in one big city and beast marsh connected to it. The city even changed the owner a couple of times and the action still takes place in this city, as if MC was rooted there to the end of the days. I haven't finished it yet, I am at chapter 246 out of 287.
Fantasy Simulator had peak moment with that plot twist around chapter 200, though it had some good lines in the last 100 chapters, where e.g. MC showed gods why people under their rule are so stagnant and no new powerhouses can be born. The very ending of Fantasy Simulator feels rushed - MC recreates the past to find the "Earth" destroyer, but then he watches how "Earth" he transmigrated to came to be (it was a dead world and his presence/cheat turned it to Earth to recreate environment for him) still hasn't found a clue where his cheat comes from which meant it's beyond the limit of the dimension. That's when he realises there is a gap to another stronger dimension, so he jumps in and that's it. Then we just get side stories of how he returns to previous worlds to bring his friends, disciples back with him - manipulating time to the past where he just "died" because due to the timeflow some of them were long dead.
Check out "I Hijacked a Timeline". MC opens up sacrifice lines which can be called simulations and with that he travels to the future as well. Of course there are spoilers explaining that but that's how it looks like to a reader at the beginning. It was so good that I have eaten RAWs to the very end, it doesn't lose out to many "best" novels.
Sure, I will once I finish reading Constellation Door. I can also recommend reading I Hijacked a Timeline, had a blast it's was my #1 in 2023 and one of the top novels out of the 1100 I have read in the past years, goes real deep.
This novel sounds like Fantasy Simulator or Astral Apostle, but doubt it's better than I Hijacked a Timeline.
Give us the previous trial read back .............................................................................................................
Yeah it's terrible. Can't even open the titles in new separate tabs... the previous UI was much much better.
Problem with GPT is, you either need a whole non-paywalled RAW content of the book, or just paste mtl gibberish and hope GPT redages it up to your taste.
What is it about, any description? My most appreciated novels in I think 2020 were LoTM & WBMA, albeit I haven't finished either of them, and in 2023 the best novel for me is I Hijacked The Timeline that I did finish. Wonder what the sequel is about. WBMA's sequel - Constellation Door - is good too from what I heard, but haven't touched that either.
I wouldn't say so. But I enjoyed his novels when I first tapped into the realm of chinese web novels. This was like... at least 7 years ago.
Please do send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org or if you could, provide some link to RAW chapters that aren't locked behind a paywall. I'd like to finally continue to read this novel, not with MTL, but with GPT. Should be much more readable.
When the novel was freshly translated I read it till chapter 280, there were no more chapters then later I forgot/lost interest (because I also didn't like the arc that was on-going). But recently I found a very similar novel "I Hijacked the Timeline" which seemed like copying many of the good parts of this one and making a better story, I was so engrossed I finished RAWs. They have a lot of similarities, but in the other one author skipped unnecessary young masters and fillers that were present in "Earthlings are Insane", and made MC jump between timelines.
Time sure flies. I left a comment under this novel over 2 years ago. Back then, we had about 200 chapters translated, so I continued to read RAW up to about ~560 chapter where the author was at, I remember it felt a bit fillerish. Last week nostalgia hit and after I read the whole "I Hijacked a Timeline" (a great novel), browsed some of the older novels and noticed this one is completed. Decided to eat it up. Albeit I consider it a bit worse than the other one, it was a nice read to me: the ending was also decent, quite left open, which I enjoyed. This novel has some parts that are worth it. The one I engraved in my memory and will associate with the title are the scenes related to the alternative martial world and the process that was unveiled before reader, be it early on which was quite sad or in the last chapters of the novel where we got some additional explanations. For me it was over 2 years, felt like a long time to return to this place.