apologetically capricious. my older reviews may have excessively generous scores
tired of these rizzless CN authors trying to write an MC with rizz.
i think ive read this sentence enough times now. they gotta stop using this
Do people in China read this explanation and nod their heads and think "Yeah fair enough"? I'm shook that someone wrote this and decided to share it with the world
Google patriotism vs nationalism, they are not at all the same. Thesauruses don't mean much, the actual definition is important. I can tell that English isn't your first language, so I understand that might be missing some of the nuances with words so I understand that but you need to google patriotism vs nationalism and spend a good 5 minutes reading into it, they are very different. My point was exactly that since the Jews were German, them thinking badly of the Germans because they were being murdered obviously has nothing to do with National Identity. They were MAD they were being GENOCIDED and THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH NATIONALISM. You don't "look down" on people who are murdering you because some other nation is better, you hate and fear them cuz they're EVIL and it has nothing to do with national identity, just like how I dislike the CCP, my nation is irrelevant. Stop being illiterate and find out what nationalism means, it is WILDLY different from patriotism, ask any educated person who actually speaks english.
"Basically always be boiled down to identifying with your own nation and supporting its interests. Looking down on another country is a natural consequence of such views, and is an identifying factor"" This is simply nonsense, this is not at all what nationalism means. "Looking down on another country is a natural consequence of nationalism" is complete dogwater, you made this up and this makes no logical sense. By this logic anyone who thinks poorly of another country for any reason is "nationalistic" by your made up nonsensical definition. Looking down on another country isn't an identifying factor of nationalism, you're talking out of your backside. See you keep thinking than just because I'm a part of a country and I'm looking down on China because I think it's where ever I'm from or whatever but you need to understand that maybe yes, a country can OBJECTIVELY be superior to another country. Do you not believe in objective truth? Anyone with more than 2 braincells should be able to tell that a country like Germany is better than Biafra. I'm not German so I surely don't feel a shred of nationalism to them, it's just objective truth. I'm not looking down on China, I'm criticising totalitarianism and cultural manipulation by people in power to further their own agendas. It has nothing to do with "muh country better", I know every country has issues but that is not a reason for me to not criticise state backed racism and crippling totalitarianism. Lemme try to tell you why your logic is silly: 1: Nationalism is supporting and identifying with your country is already a bad definition, what you're describing is closer to patriotism and patriotism and nationalism are very different things, one can most definitely be a patriot whilst not being nationalist and I don't think non nationalistic patriots generally have a positive view of real nationalists. You wouldn't understand though because you have no idea what the word "nationalist" means, please google it, it isn't that broad and has nothing to do with what you've said. 2. "Looking down on another country is a natural consequence of such views, and is an identifying factor." is not just a reach, it's borderline mental illness. BTW never said I'm from the US. I'm just telling you that China's problem is dangerous and evil because they would jail me for saying stuff a lot more tame than this, it's objective and has nothing to do with where I'm from or who I am. The Chinese people who believe this are dead, in jail or silent to avoid being dead or in jail. I guess they're nationalistic to other countries... My country has nothing to do with my opinion on other countries. Period. I guess the Jews who disliked the Third Reich were nationalistic to some country to some degree since they thought the Germans were evil. You're nationalistic because you said earlier that China did some bad things. The Chinese don't think they did anything bad. It's just morals bro, just like the gas chambers! Anyways if there's anything you've got to take away from this it's that disliking a country rarely as anything to do with nationalism as that's a very separate thing.
Part 2. I've made another reply, go read that first. "The fact that you say that the government controls the culture in China does not go counter to this at all, as nationalism is about the government in the first place.." Stating that the government controls the culture does prove a point because it means that the government can make culture whatever it wants instead of the masses organically coming to their own conclusions thus invalidating culture because if it is not the real voice of the people then it's just propaganda by the elite, it's a form of control. "Don't get me wrong, I, too, think a lot of what China is doing to its people is wrong, but that doesn't change the definition of nationalism and racism. Nor does it change the fact that looking down on China's government is itself nationalism" This is the most idiotic thing I've read, pretty sure I just developed hypertension reading it. That is not what nationalism means. If I don't how America has school shootings and how their medicine is evilly overpriced I'm not being nationalistic, you don't need to like a nation as a frame of reference to think that these things are bad, criticising a country other than your own isn't nationalism, you sound dumb. You clearly don't know the definition of the word nationalism so the lack of self awareness in that statement where you tell me that not liking what China is doing doesn't change the definition of nationalism and how looking down on their government is nationalism is so immense that I don't have anything to say to describe it, it's beyond words, I want to cry.
This comment has got a lot of oddly divergent (and consequentially) fallacious arguments in it. I got a long rant so it's divided into 2 parts, this is part 1. You seem to have a morally relativistic outlook which is by far your biggest problem because it's an incredibly flawed and worthless view to have. I wanna say you're saying this in good faith cause your argument still sorta gets through but you make some weird assumptions and awkward comparisons that kinda puts words in my mouth + your first point is straight up disgusting. I'll just address everything you've said bit by bit to make sure I don't gloss over anything. "Freedom of speech enables people to write far more racist things in the US.Also, although I would never deny that most of these Chinese webnovels have a lot of racism and nationalism, I would say the same applies to the majority of novels from any country - especially the USA. The only difference is how explicit it is." This is just disgusting, I don't think you thought this through as it does not defend your point but makes it even more disgusting. It would make sense if you were defending Singapore as the constitution states that racism is literally illegal but China is a country where racism is encouraged because of rampant nationalism. The racism in China is definitely not better than racism in any developed country, it's much worse. In a developed world the crazy racists are a minority while in China they're far from it, you've read the novels that young Chinese men read. It's more predominant there and you know it. You've read how disgustingly Africans have been described in these CN novels, how every other country is killed off. A book with that kinda racism and nationalism that would not be acceptable the same way it is in China. The majority of people in the developed world would be disgusted. Here's a hypothetical scenario. We survey everyone in England and everyone in China. It's simple. We make everyone read one of those racist nationalistic novels where Africa, India, America, East Asia and Europe are portrayed as deceitful, lustful, incompetent, evil and traitorous and either all end up subservient to China or wiped out but we give the Chinese ones their version where the Chinese are good and we give the English a different version where they're the good ones and everyone else is bad. We want to know which country is going to like their novel least. Quite anti climatic as we both know the answer but it's England and it isn't even close. Guess what. England has free speech! There are still tons of racists but not nearly as much by comparison. You can replace England with most places with free speech from India to Canada, doesn't really matter, it's hard to top Chinese racism. In Pakistan marrying a 12 year old girl to a 40 year old man against her will is acceptable. If someone were to think that wanting to stop that is "nationalistic" and that it's just a different culture with different morals and laws and that we need to accept that, and that I don't actually want to end cruelty and that what I really want is just to control the world through my culture then that person can shove it. You're that person. Shove it. China is racist because of the the lack of free speech by the nationalistic government and cuz ppl who are outspoken against racism are deemed unpatriotic and silenced. You then go on about a scenario where I were to have control over everything and how you're so sure that I'd make the world like my country which is nationalism and that's me wanting to control the world through culture. First off, that has nothing to do with culture and secondly this is flawed from the get go. Let's say I like British healthcare and Singaporean speech laws. Does this mean I'm "nationalistic" to these places or do I just like these laws? You keep shoving the word nationalism into everything when that's not what it means, you sound like an imbecile.
Read my last sentence "This doesn't affect my score of course but it's still very annoying". My rating didn't include what I thought about the lack of chapters, this novel is terrible even when ignoring the (formerly) weird chapters. read everything before replying my dude, i reread it and it seems like all my criticisms are valid
I disagree. My account might get removed but I'd rather die standing than live kneeling. jk, i just don't care. Chinese culture has ridiculously tight regulations by virtue of the ever repressive CCP, it hasn't ever evolved naturally or kept with the times so I'd argue that this isn't a case of there being differences, it's simply another case of China being backwards. Normally the masses control culture but in China, it's the government. There is no Chinese morality, only the CCP's morality There's even been a ban on "effeminate men" which bans a lot of Kpop and Kdramas (lol), they're run by a group of stereotypically out of touch boomers with a distressing passion for totalitarianism. This is a culture that is submissive to and worships a corrupt government far removed from morality. This government caused the Great Chinese Famine killing 10s of millions, the worst, most gruesome famine in human history but in Chinese textbooks, it's a few lines in small text with a greatly played down death toll that won't appear in exams. There's no morality or accountability here, the people are ignorant and a lot of evil is a result of ignorance just like this. No other developed country would allow novels as racist as these Chinese novels to see the light of day, let alone be sold for money and even translated for the rest of the world to see. You can argue that it's different "culture" but if so you'd have to say the same for N Koreans who worship Kim Jung Un and 13 year old girls getting forced into marriages with 30+ year old men in the middle east, it's all just different cultures. And to address my initial gripe, aside from human rights in general (*cough* google 996 working system, 1989 china *cough*), Women's and Men's rights (that's right, check the wikipedia page for that too) are also not taken seriously there and this is not because of people but because of government control. If a Chinese person were to tell me I was hijacking Chinese morality I'd say: What morality?
This is one of the worst trial reads to ever come out which is terrifying if you think about it. I firmly believe that the author's brain has long since rotted in his skull. This man needs to be held accountable for crimes against humanity because nobody sane could read more than 10 chapters of this nightmare and not be filled with the urge to end their misery by immediately throwing themselves off a building. I'm not going to review this novel in detail because this isn't a review, this is a warning and a cry for help, I've read SEVEN CHAPTERS of this so the view outside my bedroom window is looking really tempting right now...
Pretty much the Chinese equivalent to the Korean Murim. This man just pasted the Wikipedia description which is hilarious because it correctly assumes that the average webnovel user isn't smart enough to use Google.
Rubbish. This has no redeeming qualities, this novel makes me worry about the sanity of the Chinese youth because if this is supposed to be popular and well received, I shudder at the thought of what doesn't make the cut.
bro the property value
This is pretty good. A fairly well written system novel with actual originality, quite a rare find these days. The system isn't overpowered but still feels satisfying to read. The protagonist while somewhat generic is noticeably more chill than the average system protagonist, he isn't constantly referring to China or being a racist or misogynist which is a huge plus. The world building is quite standard, the story is decent and there's nothing to complain about when it comes to the pacing, quality of writing and translation quality, it's all pretty good. In short, it's a well executed novel with a respectable protagonist, system and concept. I'm fond of novels like this one, they aren't the most ambitious but pull off what they're trying to do well enough to be entertaining. 4.25/5
Naruto Shippuden. He's specifically referring to how Hidan met his end.
I was referring to really bad translations or English original novels that are borderline ineligible and painful to read, not novels with a few typos or grammatical errors here and there.
Yeah this is probably the worst batch of trial reads I've seen. Every novel here is a non starter. It's all just beast taming, farming, gaming and urban "collecting -1 dimensional women like they're pokemon cards" gazillionaire system nonsense, this is getting ridiculous.
I used to have a really long and thorough reply I copy pasted whenever someone called me out this that but i can't be bothered to find it rn so just check my profile, all my reviews are like this and it's ok, review stars don't mean anything anyways. People review novels before chapters are even out all the time with witty one liners, "RAW PLS" or just comically premature reviews by some guy who read the title & synopsis and decided the novel was either incredibly exciting or complete rubbish despite the novel not having a single chapter yet. Don't dwell on the stars n just read the reviews instead. At least I actually quantify my thoughts at the end for those who actually read the novel. As for the stars, I give 1 for novels I really, really don't recommend and 5 for everything else.