Cultivation Chat Group


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On a certain day, Song Shuhang accidentally joined a deeply afflicted Xianxia chuunibyou (Year 2 middle school disease) chat group, the group members inside all address each other as ‘fellow daoist’. Their contact cards are all either Sect Master, Cave Master, Spiritual Master or Heavenly Expert. Even the group master’s missing pet dog named Great Devil Dog abandoned his home. They chat all day about things like concocting pills, intruding mysterious territories, martial arts experiences and more.

One day, he abruptly realizes after lurking for a long time that…… In this group, every single group member is actually a real cultivator, with the ability to move mountains and drain seas, the kind that can live for thousands of years!

Ah ah ah ah, his worldview has utterly collapsed in a single night!

Cultivation Chat Group average rating 4.7/5 - 406 user ratings
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Tu chân nói chuyện phiếm quần (truyencv)
Xiu Zhen Liao Tian Qun
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New pomoli rated it
March 19, 2017
Status: c85
Another good modern xianxia, mainly because:
- The main character isn't an arrogant moron, but a kind yet resolute character.
- So far, the story is neither too fast nor too slow, and takes time to develop many characters besides the main one.
- You get to see kindness and friendship in a Chinese xianxia, and it's really refreshing.

For those who want to know more, think of that story as a mix between "The Breaker" and "Angel Densetsu".
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New promet rated it
March 1, 2017
Status: c433
I'm not going to delve much into details, bcoz that would be somewhat spoilerish, and I haven't finished reading, anyway.

Anyway, it's so good that I've actually started reading MTL after hesitating a lot (I'd rather read the TL, but the translator seems to have some issues lately). The comedy is top-notch (esp. when the author jokes about the cultivation tropes). The MC is likeable and realistic
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apart from his, so far, non-existing or almost non-existing libido, but its somewhat offset by other characters noticing it once or twice while disbelieving it; if the author themselves didn't show that they realize it, it'd be worse, and this way at least I can accept it somewhat; also, there's a dao companion tag here, so maybe it'll change somewhat? MC still doesn't have one right now though, but I can rather easily guess who it'll be due to some hints



as well as smart and balanced (not some psycho murderer many readers dislike); other characters are often unique and difficult to forget (aside from a handful of them) and even antagonists are well-made. The way the author avoids some tropes and makes fun of them is simply godlike. He/she also has many refreshing ideas. I also want to emphasize that side characters are quite well-made and not contrived, and that includes the female characters which are often f*cked up in such novels (the female lead isn't perhaps as well made as Nightingale/Veronica seems to be, based on what is now TL'ed of Release that Witch that is, but she isn't too far behind; though I have to mention that I'm basing my appraisal of these two characters on whether they feel real and not theory)


Long story short, I've read many stories and am quite picky, but so far, this story definitely deserves a place in my top 5 favorites. I can easily recommend it to others who are interested to read a good comedy or parody of cultivation tropes.

Edit after ch 587

Well, damn. I was wrong, it seems that the author was simply trolling the readers with those hints, and the actual female lead turned out to be someone else entirely, lol. Although the romance is still considerably better than the likes of IET or True Martial World, in the end its the usual I-have-no-fucking-idea-how-to-write-about-having-a-girlfriend-so-it's-time-to-separate-the-MC-and-his-lover crap... Well, it turned out this way in the last chapter, and looking at the index, there was some mention of dat gurl in a title of a chapter sth like 100 chapters later, plus there's a hint that it may not be that bad. Well, romance is the only thing I found lacking so far, though.
Apart from that, let me add that the author has a brilliant ability to use events from tens or even hundreds of chapters ago to create funny situations, and I can't recall even a single character which is still alive and has been forgotten. This author really does well at avoiding much crap most authors give us.

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Yipie rated it
May 18, 2016
Status: c3
Fun read. MC isn't 'rushed' in to the Xianxia world, but is slowly sucked in to that world. The Chat Group is the way to communicate with group, but it doesn't just keep to that.

Definitely waiting for more of this work. TL is also doing a really good job IMO.
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Kluzie rated it
May 24, 2016
Status: c138

I am actually reading ahead ahem actually "listening" by using Google TTS to translate the Chinese characters to read out either Mandarin or Cantonese on my Android phone. This light web novel is slow moving with light fun (have not found any harem till now) for growing adults. The MC is a goody boy who would help anyone as his motto but will kill to keep his friend and family safe. Spoilers alert: He learnt the xiuchen from his chat group via a USB device that was sent in by a flying sword. He brewed out the simplified basic alchemy formula using an electric steamboat (hotpot). He acquired a spiritual bead with a seal spiritual ghost to help him in his cultivation. The author is damn creative in applying the common sense why the spiritual masters are all using modern devices instead of spending spiritual powers to communicate. The spiritual masters are all FarmVille addicts (they would steal from the MC farm and then offer goodies or advise to him. Good reading/listening before bed.

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App rated it
May 20, 2016
Status: c3
Looking promising so far, I read novels for dialogue rather than action and this series is all dialogue (at least so far)

Here's hoping it stays interesting into the double digits and is received well enough that it makes it there in good time.
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neokorp rated it
November 5, 2016
Status: --
Currently in chapter 46.

A college guy got accidentally invite into a chat group full of cultivating individuals. From the loner to the big ass sec leaders and members.

As a normal guy what would be your first impression? Yep, this people are mentally ill but at least the chat is fun to read so better stick around. (I would do the same.)

Things to like:
1. Not a pussy MC yet.
2. Comedy gold.
3. Misunderstanding done fkin right.
4. Females doesn't just spread their legs for the MC and go... more>> kya kya.
5. No overpowered MC because of some plot armor cliche.
6. The might actually aligned more on alchemy this time around. Please take note: "Might".
7. I can actually relate to the MC and put myself on his shoes. <<less
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Naufal88 rated it
June 13, 2016
Status: c5
So Hilarious 😍 with both of xianxia and misunderstanding elements, this novel could burst my stomach so hard!

Translator, please work hard 👍
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mrttao rated it
January 29, 2017
Status: c75
This is the best cultivation story I have read this far.

It is a modern day xianxia fusion with lots of humor. The MC is actually likeable and is not a moron nor a psychopath.
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archigoel rated it
August 15, 2016
Status: c630
I have read ahead using systranslate and IMHO, it one of the best Books out there. Especially if you have already read a lot of xianxia, this would be like a breath of fresh air. It is humorous in nature and author has written this beautifully.
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JammingJay rated it
May 21, 2016
Status: c4
This is the funniest story I've read in a long time. The translation is great!
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Bagelson rated it
October 20, 2016
Status: c585
Having read ahead a bit, I'll have to say that this is a really good story, and I'm finding it hard to put down. It really has everything you'd want in a series; comedy, action, tractor racing, space travel.

Comedy is perhaps the major theme throughout, almost always funny, and frequently laugh-out-loud hilarious. A lot of the humor is tsukkomi style, and well written, so if that's your thing you should check it out.

Action exists, but it is often rather sparse, and half the time the MC doesn't have anything important... more>> to add to the scene. That style might drag out a bit sometimes, but for the most part the writing makes up for it, and also the added realism with a low level cultivator in often fairly high powered battles - because most low leveled cultivators don't get to leave their sects.

But speaking of levels, we get to the only significant criticism I have: pacing. I don't mean the pacing of the writing (which is phenomenal) and plot progression, but rather the in-story timing. The MC does in a few months what takes other cultivators years. It's all justified in story, but that somehow doesn't quite jive with a setting where powerful cultivators spend centuries in seclusion to level up. But I can see where the author is coming from, since it's a modern setting you don't want to go speculating too far into the future, or you'll need to come up with political and technological development for the next centuries. Also, the effect is somewhat muted by the fact that the story is in no way rushed. It's harder to remember the story has only progressed a few months when that takes 500 chapters.

An important part of the plot progression speed is cheats, a vital part of any xianxia style novel. The MC does frequently luck out and get stuff he wouldn't realistically have obtained otherwise, but here I find it handled better than in most novels of the genre. The results of the cheats are often very small, and for the most part the MC doesn't get anything that's unheard of, just stuff that's good. It's also balanced out by the fact that the MC also frequently suffers bouts of equally terrible luck (though often as comedic relief), and when he does get something really good it's balanced out by drawbacks.


For example, somewhere after chapter 500 the MC gets his cheatiest ability yet, which is essentially the LN staple Appraisal skill. Way OP, right? Except every time he appraises something he suffers a corresponding injury, a small cut for appraising mundane bandages, thousands of wounds all over his body plus internal injuries for appraising a cultivator a few levels above him. The ability also frequently triggers spontaneously at inappopriate moments.


Another significant balancing factor is karma, which is a very real and very central part of the setting. What is sown will bear fruit, both in terms of actions and relationships, which forms a very different social dynamic from what you'd see in your average murderhobo xianxia. Most characters are actually very polite to each other, and our MC gets a lot of respect for the work he does and his achievements. There are bad eggs, of course, from ghost cultivators to sea urchin warriors and devils from outer space, but all that is also well reasoned within the setting.

It all results in a funny and fairly relaxed read. It's not a story about the MC being the OPest of OP, but of him gradually progressing in a positive environment, with amusing and heartwarming characters. <<less
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makenai89 rated it
September 24, 2016
Status: c30
Reviewed at 30 chapters, rated 5.

Cultivation Chat Group is really very, very interesting. Don't be discouraged by its strange doodle-like cover. It has rare initial premise where an ordinary youth found the extraordinary world of cultivation by chance. So far, Author's narrative was solid. The plot properly contains many hooks, from mystery stuff, potential romance, plus cheeky humor stemmed from numerous misunderstanding.

In short, I'm optimistic of its future potential. This one could provide you a nice read, no matter who you are. Though, it is best read in bulk.
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Knightlight rated it
July 8, 2016
Status: c12
This is a fun slice of life feel to it, and its funny misunderstandings on both sides.
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grenfunkel rated it
May 21, 2016
Status: c4
So far there have been no instance of battle or cultivation however the dialouges of the chat group is quite funny. The TL is also very well done. Hope to see more of this fun novel.
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NovelsJapan rated it
May 21, 2016
Status: c4
Definitely a worth read novel, I even read it even though I have exams next week T_T

Fun and interesting way of telling a story. I can't wait for the new chapter to come out
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DrowningSun rated it
May 22, 2016
Status: c4
Hilariously Funny, really made my day. Defiantly worth your perusal :)
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clowred rated it
January 8, 2017
Status: c70
One of the few stories that tries to combine the modern with the ancient. A simple character thanks to a small mistake found his path towards cultivation.

Fights, medicinal pills, magic, smartphones, chat group, navigating (gps). A story that manages to combine all of them deserves 5 stars. I'd like to express my thanks towards the team translating this gem. You guys are great.
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hjmumby rated it
October 31, 2016
Status: c46
This is a breath of fresh air. No revenge, no reincarnation, no trash from a powerful family, just a guy who gets pulled into the cultivation world by accident through a group chat.

I've always wanted to read a light hearted xianxia where the MC isn't trying to murder everyone who pisses him off.

I would highly recommend this!
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ragergaid rated it
August 3, 2016
Status: c17
This novel is somewhat similar to Galactic Dark Net in the 'gain powers from the internet' aspect. Other than that, it has been a light hearted read though there are hints of a darker arc approaching. Translation quality is better than average, and there's really nothing to nit pick on. I believe this novel has potential, so I'll be checking back regularly for more chapters. Keep it up, translators!
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June 25, 2016
Status: c1
You'd think that since this is a chat group the author would write the dialogues in a chat format. You would be wrong, instead he describes the members of the chat group using the chat, sending smilies and typing long winded sentences that would get a tl;dr anywhere else.
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MewYi rated it
September 10, 2016
Status: c24
Good read, story is humorous, so are the characters. Translation grammar is very nice and readable. Only thing sad is that it is only two updates a week but I can't complain when its being done for free.
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January 28, 2017
Status: c75
Funny and refreshing series that easily breaks commonsense-chan little by little~
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