Discussion The backwater of the backwater of the backwater

Discussion in 'Novel General' started by Arkantos, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. Arkantos

    Arkantos Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2016
    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    288
    Reading List:
    Link
    Can someone fucking explain why does every cultivation MC start in the weakest family of the weakest city of the weakest province that is controlled by the weakest country and has the weakest sects of the weakest planet in the weakest realm? Example: Ji Ning, Yun Che, Chu Feng, PMG, etc... I know it is so the author has an excuse to prolong a story or explain cultivation levels, but is fucking annoying Also TDG, TMW,CSG, especialy Renegade Immortal (Xian Ni), WMW....
     
    readerz likes this.
  2. Effugium

    Effugium [Investigator], Praise Shigure-sama

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2017
    Messages:
    1,068
    Likes Received:
    11,306
    Reading List:
    Link
    You ask us to explain, but you explained it yourself already..
     
    Shem, Rumby, Nyamsus and 4 others like this.
  3. slightofhand

    slightofhand Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2017
    Messages:
    1,029
    Likes Received:
    1,614
    Reading List:
    Link
    It is basically just a way to indicate that the MC started as an average mortal.
     
    Arkantos likes this.
  4. Adardoniel

    Adardoniel MTL Addict

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2017
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    393
    Reading List:
    Link
    It's all about the young masters that the mc will meet as he travels!
     
    Someguy666 and Arkantos like this.
  5. rotweissewaffel

    rotweissewaffel Adept Lurker

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2016
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    71
    Reading List:
    Link
    For an endless suply of arrogant young masters with higher positions
     
    Someguy666 and Arkantos like this.
  6. Saitama.sensei

    Saitama.sensei [[xiantian lifeform]]

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2016
    Messages:
    2,583
    Likes Received:
    2,263
    Reading List:
    Link
    I think that’s what authors think “world building” is all about, I dunno.. This is just my guess so I’m probably wrong?
     
    Arkantos likes this.
  7. Digix

    Digix Owl-sama Follower

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2017
    Messages:
    1,178
    Likes Received:
    1,452
    Reading List:
    Link
    masturbatory fantasy gotta start somewhere
     
    readerz, blablabla12 and Arkantos like this.
  8. Arkantos

    Arkantos Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2016
    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    288
    Reading List:
    Link
    Yeah I was just venting
     
  9. Osaleh

    Osaleh Nightmare Serpent Bloodline Ancestor

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2015
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    127
    Reading List:
    Link
    Simple; its easier to be the head of a chicken than the tail of a snake.

    What if Ji Ning bumped into the son of a Daolord as a Celestial Immortal? If his immoral foes are too unbeatable it'll make the plot go stale because either the MC has to wait it out and grind away or is forced to a backwater place to build his foundations OR he uses bullshit level plot armor to steam on through.
     
    Arkantos likes this.
  10. Blitz

    Blitz ☄️ping-pong cat⛈️

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2016
    Messages:
    7,360
    Likes Received:
    50,392
    Reading List:
    Link
    Arkantos likes this.
  11. Arkantos

    Arkantos Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2016
    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    288
    Reading List:
    Link
    I mean there has to be and end somewhere. You would think by how genius they are they would start somewhere stronger.
     
  12. Raneday

    Raneday Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2016
    Messages:
    16,625
    Likes Received:
    36,037
    Reading List:
    Link
    :hmm:
    Lord Third is that you?
     
  13. Osaleh

    Osaleh Nightmare Serpent Bloodline Ancestor

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2015
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    127
    Reading List:
    Link
    Also there is nothing profound about being strong if you always had support and were born with a silver spoon rammed firmly up your rear. Stories always need conflict.
     
  14. Arkantos

    Arkantos Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2016
    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    288
    Reading List:
    Link
    If you have read the latest chapter you know where I am coming from. Like he is second to Autarch and he live in backwater
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 25, 2018
  15. omarct

    omarct Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2016
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    60
    Reading List:
    Link
    It makes a lot of sense to start your world building from the bottom. It also has many other benefits and conveniences for the author.
    There are a lot of novels where the main character starts out in a decently ranked or top clan of their city/region, but that is as for as it goes. I have yet to read about a character who starts out from the top and doesn't need to work for anything. I imagine It could be quite dull.
     
    Arkantos likes this.
  16. Master

    Master [Old Pervert] [Grandmaster]

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2017
    Messages:
    397
    Likes Received:
    948
    Reading List:
    Link
    Humble beginnings make a humble man.
     
    GDLiZy, vaggelispihas and Arkantos like this.
  17. Arkantos

    Arkantos Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2016
    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    288
    Reading List:
    Link
    I agree but when it is reused so many times I get annoyed.
     
  18. Osaleh

    Osaleh Nightmare Serpent Bloodline Ancestor

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2015
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    127
    Reading List:
    Link
    .... whos askin? .... ya got any bullies? .... I'm asking for a friend, honest
     
    seabuckthorn likes this.
  19. BloodAdept

    BloodAdept Blood Sacrifice Practitioner

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2017
    Messages:
    264
    Likes Received:
    175
    Reading List:
    Link
    I mean technically ISSTH doesn't start in the weakest family...
     
    elengee likes this.
  20. Arkantos

    Arkantos Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2016
    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    288
    Reading List:
    Link
    I agree but at least don't overuse it like some authors do