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LaoTze

LaoTze

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I’m addicted to web novels and YouTube.

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  • LaoTze
    LaoTze1mth
    Commented

    Boring

    Ch 4 004 Breakthrough_1
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    Immortal Taoist Lord: My Cultivation Have No Limits
    Eastern · Warhammer Ranking
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  • LaoTze
    LaoTze1mth
    Posted

    The translation quality is trash, see e.g. “Great Chu just develop period if this thing is exposed, will lead to the people’s hearts not stable, is to the emperor will never be soft.”

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    I Have Unparalleled Comprehension
    Eastern · The Sleeper
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  • LaoTze
    LaoTze1mth
    Commented

    So… the system can’t turn his remembered but inaccurate fighting skills into martial arts. But it can turn his dreaming into the skill to transmigrate in his dreams, including time dilation and ability transfer.

    Ch 6 Chapter 5: Dream Butterfly_2
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    Cultivation: When you take things to the extreme
    Eastern · Forget to wear a vest
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  • LaoTze
    LaoTze1mth
    Commented

    Didn’t the author just say he’s only 27 in this life? Why is he also a hunched over old man who people will be suspicious of if he doesn’t die in a few years?

    Ch 1 Chapter 1: Xu Yang_1
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    Cultivation: When you take things to the extreme
    Eastern · Forget to wear a vest
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  • LaoTze
    LaoTze1mth
    Commented

    You’re a weird one

    Ch 3 Muscle System (1)
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    My Muscle System in the Mage World
    Fantasy · Aurelius_Imperator
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  • LaoTze
    LaoTze3mth
    Commented

    Is this machine translation, or is the translator just as lazy at translating as the author is at coming up with a plot?

    Ch 2 Chapter 2 Keep My Secret for Me
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    Urban Divine Doctor Descends the Mountain
    Urban · I'm the little miracle doctor
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  • LaoTze
    LaoTze3mth
    Replied to Honest_critic1980

    If their authors were getting even ten percent of the money Webnovel pulls in with their ridiculous prices, good authors would all flock to the platform. Since good authors are rare on here, it’s pretty clear this isn’t an attractive setup.

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    Infinite Paths: The Raging Phoenix
    Fantasy · ExSoldierLv99
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  • LaoTze
    LaoTze3mth
    Replied to Cathulu01

    It’s weird to me how you’re acting like they didn’t *already* say they’re not going to pay for webnovel because the service isn’t worth it to them. You’re the one who chose to argue with them, then you tell them to do what they already said they will do?

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    Infinite Paths: The Raging Phoenix
    Fantasy · ExSoldierLv99
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  • LaoTze
    LaoTze3mth
    Replied to Munga_Munga_254

    Agreed. I dropped here

    Ch 13 Chapter 13 - Understanding Skills (Request for More Reading) _1
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    I Fabricated the Techniques, but my disciple really mastered them?
    Eastern · Half a clear breeze
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  • LaoTze
    LaoTze3mth
    Commented

    Is this guy just sitting there as a stranger arranges his future?

    Ch 6 Get Married!
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    Super Insane Doctor of the Goddess
    Urban · Shi Nian Ying Huo
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  • LaoTze
    LaoTze3mth
    Commented

    Trashy. Written as a low effort money grab. I’m out here, no way I’m paying to see this degenerate further.

    Ch 10 Chapter 10: Demon Slaying Alliance
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    The Unparalleled Sword Emperor
    Eastern · The Sole Sword Emperor
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  • LaoTze
    LaoTze3mth
    Replied to KyleAdamPemberton

    You mean more and more cliche?

    Ch 8 Chapter 8: Cold-blooded Sword Strike
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    The Unparalleled Sword Emperor
    Eastern · The Sole Sword Emperor
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  • LaoTze
    LaoTze3mth
    Commented

    Did a chuunibyou write this novel? It’s sad.

    Ch 6 Chapter 6: Dragon Emperor's Divine Dragon Arm
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    The Unparalleled Sword Emperor
    Eastern · The Sole Sword Emperor
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  • LaoTze
    LaoTze3mth
    Replied to surloch

    His girlfriend left him because she didn’t think he was going anywhere. The readers don’t like him because his dialogue is cringey and he’s a chuunibyou.

    Ch 4 Chapter 4: Qingling Mountain Range
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    The Unparalleled Sword Emperor
    Eastern · The Sole Sword Emperor
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  • LaoTze
    LaoTze4mth
    Commented

    the translation so poor in the first chapter, I'm scared of what it's going to be like after the full WebNovel effect kicks in (the effect where once you're past the pay wall and invested in the novel, the translation becomes MTL and there are missing chunks of each chapter)

    Ch 1 The Sect Leader of Lingyun Sect, the Sect Stimulation Game
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    Cultivation: I Inherite The Strongest Account In A Sect Simulator
    Eastern · Manly Kiss
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  • LaoTze
    LaoTze4mth
    Commented

    This novel sucks. I’m out here.

    Ch 10 Tension in the Gu family
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    Legacy of the God of War
    Fantasy · FlameWitch
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  • LaoTze
    LaoTze4mth
    Posted

    The premise is interesting, but the cultivation system is not ever fleshed out, the characters are all annoying, and the translation quality hits the pits after around 45 chapters. Not worth getting into.

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    Peerless Martial Arts System
    Action · Hazy Grass
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  • LaoTze
    LaoTze4mth
    Posted

    It’s nothing special: the MC transmigrates into the body of a former genius who was crippled and sent into seclusion to guard the sect’s tomb area as punishment, and finds his golden finger is maximum level comprehension. So, he hides away and learns powerful techniques from the tombs, unbeknownst to the rest of the sect. Eventually he saves the sect in secret, blah blah. Very generic, but the writing is good enough to pass time. Unfortunately, around chapter 45 the translation becomes low quality and either the translators skip entire important scenes or the author does. Either way, chapters 45 and 46 are both terrible, so you know that the WebNovel effect has struck (passable initial translations, then terrible MTL once you they think you’re hooked so they can save their efforts to go hook people on other novels, and finish the translation of this one using MTL), and it’s not worth reading past that point.

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    Max-Level Learning Ability: Facing The Cliff And Repenting For 80 Years
    Eastern · Girl In Short Skirt
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  • LaoTze
    LaoTze4mth
    Posted

    tl;dr it's ok for killing time, but it's also brain-dead. The MC's family was destroyed five years ago at a banquet, then he was apparently tossed into a river and drowned. But in fact, he was rescued by a mysterious old man, brought to a special place, and taught cultivation techniques. Then he comes back five years later to discover why his family was killed, and avenge them. Experts in the outside world only know martial arts, so although they have superhuman strength and abilities, the MC is always stronger and underestimated. Somehow in those five years, he cultivated high enough and learned enough about cultivation to continue to use his knowledge of cultivation to get stronger even in the outside world as he encounters increasingly stronger enemies. There are the cliche useless women that cling to the MC and the requisite face-slapping of arrogant young master-types. Of course, he develops several cliche forces in the business and martial world, and gains a "grandpa in a ring" cheat that allows him to crush enemies who otherwise would easily kill him. The plot is pretty linear: power up, get more powerful enemies, unexpectedly defeat them, learn something about his family and who killed them, and get even more powerful enemies, repeat. The main issue I have 370 chapters in is that the author does a poor job of providing reasonable motivations for the actions of most of the people and organization standing against the MC. It really deadens my interest in the novel.

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    The Divine Urban Physician
    Urban · The Wind Laughs
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  • LaoTze
    LaoTze5mth
    Posted

    At least by chapter 250, if not earlier, the translation descends into unedited MTL. Inconsistent gendering is the least of it: we are treated to different pinyin referring to the same places and people, different literal translations of the same names, nonsensical phrases, and more. In terms of plot, the MC is the reincarnation of a god, and arrogantly acts like he still is one. Of course he always somehow manages to be appreciated by the more powerful people who could crush him with a finger flick, and they protect him from the other less powerful people who could crush him with a finger flick. Of course, he acts as though he doesn’t need that protection. Not worth getting invested in even if you can overlook the arrogance and plot armor, because the MTL later on makes the novel unreadable.

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    Heaven Extinction Martial Emperor
    Eastern · Heavenly Overlord
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