A Valiant Life


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I am Lin Fan and I’ve become a jack of all trades just because of a powerful Encyclopedia.
In the first ever competition organised for trolls, all the other contestants lost. The crowd exclaimed, “Brother, you’re so good at trolling.”
Lin Fan replied, “But I’ve never been trolling…”

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I’m Really a Superstar (2)
Library of Heaven’s Path (1)
The Strongest System (1)
Ultimate Scheming System (1)
Omni Genius (1)

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New omgitsaray rated it
December 27, 2018
Status: c110
In the beginning of the novel, it feels like the author doesn't know which direction he was going to take the story. (The MC had gotten two occupation abilities too fast.) There were also some inconsistencies here and there by the author and there were some wrong translations by the group in charge of the project. I would've rated it 2 stars in the beginning.

But after chap 50, the story seems to have found it's path and there were some funny face slapping incidents. The MC focused on his two... more>> occupations and eventually got a third one which he is still working on as of where I'm up to. This is a rather casual and light novel to entertain you when you're waiting for your favorite novels to release their chapters.

There's a lot of gray things happening in society and it's true in every country. This MC goes out of his way to cause trouble with those gray areas and injustice so this novel might not be for everyone. <<less
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Novelupdatesaccount1 rated it
June 12, 2018
Status: c51
Much like "I'm Really a Superstar" this is just another generic face slapping power fantasy with an unpleasant/low class main character - only less funny/interesting.

Additionally just a bit of fair warning: You won't be able to enjoy this unless you can enjoy "traditional" Chinese bullsh*t as the entire second arc is based on face slapping anyone who doesn't believe in Chinese fortune telling.
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OddJobs rated it
May 7, 2018
Status: c120
Dropped it at 120 chaps

  • Funny novel similar to The Strongest System
  • In around chapter 100 the MC turned into a arrogant-like young master, who always bring trouble to himself by being a meddlesome cunt.
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JustAGuy rated it
May 8, 2018
Status: c700
Author told us in notes that it's not a cultivation novel but in late chapters MC become way stronger than ordinary people. Romance close to 0 since MC care only about getting powers, funny office girls from first arc (when he sell pancakes) disappears and looks like author forgot about them.

I'd say it one of the best modern type novels.
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RitoWeb rated it
May 21, 2018
Status: c47
This is a very fun story to read. It's relaxing and you can read it in your free time and maybe you'll be happy for the day. The story uses the common cliches to turn this story into a very hilarious one. If you want a story with an MC OP in every definition (really, you can be op in any occupation thanks to your gift package.), And that you value friendships, you should definitely read this.

PS: Lin Fan is really going to have a valiant life.

There are not many... more>> chapters, so later I'll update.

Translator please release the chapters faster! I want more! MORE! <<less
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ninthlite rated it
May 7, 2018
Status: --
All I can really say so far, is that it seems like a generic power fantasy. Some no name loser randomly finds a cheat power that lets them master things instantly. Now we get the beautiful women swarming him, faces getting smacked, and fame. Will update if the novel betrays my expectations in the future, I doubt it though.
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CreamPuffDelights rated it
August 6, 2018
Status: --
Like Superstar, in the sense that MC gets a system that allows him to branch out to many different and unrelated fields.

Like Superstar, the main conflict or focus in the story involves using the skills he gets from the system, to face slap all those random whispers, crowds and narrow minded "professionals" who look down on him all day long and change their opinions at a snap of the fingers like a bunch of irrelevant retards.

Like Superstar, it requires that you suspend all common sense and logic in order to... more>> enjoy, because in most cases, looking down on a low class/ crass MC whose entire set of skills stems from RNG and a system is actually a very normal thing to do, especially since he hasn't earned a single damned thing through his own effort.

Unlike Superstar, its not so openly racist, but then again there's only 200 or so chapters out at the moment, and that's hardly enough to form good sample base. <<less
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dionkyo rated it
October 30, 2018
Status: Completed
Interesting plot concept where the main character gets a random encyclopedia system that gives really random skill set and rewards, which drives the direction of what the protagonist would do next. It's a fun to read (addictive really) but the ending was an extreme disappointment (rushed ending for some reason while the story could have continued developing).

Heads up warning for potential readers:

romance is really not there. It may seem like a harem with cute interactions, but the protagonist lacks commitment so nothing really develops (til the end time skip which... more>> really does not explain much).

Do not expect much logical reasoning behind the system, or explaining of why he gets it even.

Martial arts, yes but lacks the adequate action to make this an action pack novel, and never transition to that cultivation kind of novel either (unless you consider alchemy and Nicolas the dog).

Take medical part with a grain of salt.

Some prejudice (nothing extreme, and it's against Japan and Korea) for short term antagonist.

Attacks key social issues in china (child trafficking, business/gov corruption, etc.), which is interesting. <<less
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Aqualistic rated it
May 8, 2018
Status: c16
Currently this is one of my top 3 favourite novels to read.

System, Check.

Modern Setting Check

FaceSmacking Check

So yeah, if you looking for some fun I would recommend you guys reading this novel.

This will be an enjoyable novel to read. However if you're looking for serious sh*t stuff, I don't think this is for ya.

(I think) I'm expecting this novel to be similar to I Am Really A Superstar, however the MC will probably have harem and cultivation.
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shotuyoka rated it
September 16, 2018
Status: c1239
I like this. It's not too serious. Comedy most of it. Much like IRAS (except the snu-snu), but not so dense where the story easily jump topics to one another. It is for binge reading, it's not logical story but not so overwhelming reactions like IRAS. Well it is relaxing to read and the plots are light and easy to understand. Which is mixing perfectly, i.e. The topic plots is fictional fantasies in most of it, and it is illogical to dig deep into it and to put logic and... more>> sense into it to justify the stories, that's just overcompensating. The author definitely nail on this one. <<less
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yiuc27 rated it
August 28, 2018
Status: c1200
Essentially IRAS clone with quicker arcs and no real end-goal of becoming incredible famous. MC unlocks maxed out skills in randomized domains and deals with issues he comes across, mostly through social media sh*tposting apparently. MC isn't as aggressively nationalistic as IRAS main but close enough for certain arcs to become unpleasant. If you excuse the typical fetish for all things traditionally chinese and cliche nationalism arcs/characters, it's a solid modern series. No real rampant racism or romance.
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takslight rated it
August 15, 2018
Status: c190
Very Good Novel - especially the part where he can talk to dogs and he manage to open cooking skills.

I'm laughing everytime elder dog have a seen hahaha.
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zouave rated it
November 28, 2018
Status: c1040
I will keep reading this as I got nothing to read that is of interest. This is pure bs novel where you turn off your brain and try to see what power ups the MC gets. It is worse than "I am a Superstar" in terms of powerups and how the MC lives [not the racism, none so far in this novel], in my opinion. As someone said the fortune telling was pure bs in terms of how the author portrayed it.

They could have probably used a better way to... more>> display the fortune telling but nah he just added some random stuff as his reasoning for fortune telling and why he can't say it outright etc. [It probably would have been better if the MC himself got a vague intuition or info from fortune telling but nah he is outright literally a "God" and just can't interfere.]

Anyway, I would only recommend to read this if you got time to waste and got nothing else to do. I will keep reading [skimming by just reading dialogues of MC<-> others] the chapters is easily understood by doing that.

The author seems to be spending 50-60+ chapter [fortune telling] per skill lool and this isn't exactly a spoiler as it's shown early on in the story, the encyclopedia has literally "everything" in the Universe, so basically if the author wanted this could go on for forever and MC would be the "know it all/Can do anything" kind of MC, which is a bad point to me for any novel.

Biggest Con of this novel is definitely there being no plot or goal for the MC, the events are just there cause the author wants it there....

The only saving grace for this novel so far is touching events that takes place, oh and also there are racist or nationalistic view, especially in terms of Japan but I just skip those chapters to get general idea of what the chapter is about :P

TLDR: This novel is basically creating events for MC to show off but the way it's executed isn't that great, one can easily see the forced events...-plot [plot would be the wrong word to use here as there is no plot lol] <<less
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Tominatoo rated it
May 7, 2018
Status: c15
Perfect story!! It makes me die of laughing! It has a much greater charm than other system novels because face slapping happens much quicker and it takes less time for him to be amazing. I love this novel so much, 10/10, must read!
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