weird cultivation methods and creatures, mysterious law-defying trial realms, soul devourers and wandering souls, different cultures, and -- this part really stands out from most xianxia -- having to revert to a mortal to make a breakthrough. I also find it refreshing that not all foreshadowings actually come true in this novel, and that he joins so many sects at different points in time XD.
The other worlds include no-magic scientific worlds like ours (she got a compass and math books from one of them), magic worlds (probably the western-fantasy-hero kind), and other xianxia worlds like hers.
It's a good thing she met a master whom she considers a father figure. He doesn't care about much in the world but slowly he begins to care for her, unlike her good-for-nothing biological father.
Really people, stop killing reader counts when the novel translation has just begun!!! You are making people miss out on great novels! Temporarily rating this 5 stars to make up for the 1-star rating made by some prejudiced person.
In this arc, the world's genders were more of a mental classification of rational/emotional instead of male/female. The conflict was that the emotional ML thought the rational MC never loved/could never love him because rationals don't understand love. But at the same time, the universe was collapsing and as the president, MC had to quickly find a solution. The ending and twist in this arc alone was already so nice.
He failed to make gunpowder using the Earth formula because the way this world works is different. That means no OP cannons or weapons here. :)