My Daoist Life


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My Name is Huang Jing Yang, Born in the 90s.

Accidentally, I sowed within myself a Dao Seed.

As I slowly grew up, the Dao within my body took root and germinated.

The Sun, Moon, Stars, Water, Fire, Wind, Thunder

The Hypocrisy of the World, the flattery of those in Power

In the Myriad Worlds, the Dao has ten thousand forms

Entering the dream like Immortal realm, the Immortal Dao is actually a road of no return.

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cyndor rated it
November 8, 2016
Status: c352
This is a well written story, that is, until about chapter 200. What can I say? I guess good things don't last forever.

This story started out great. There was very little I could complain about during the "Village Arc"; this was truly where the author was at his best.

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Things start going downhill when he goes to the city, but you don't immediately notice it, or necessarily care, since the story is still keeping you wanting more.

By the time Jing Yan enters middle school, you start thinking if this is still as good as it originally was, and you can find flaws/annoyances that you would have had to deliberately look for before.

Then you read about his high school days, and you know the story is going downhill. The storytelling takes a hit and you start wondering why some of the stuff happening is happening, or why some choices were made. (I personally think he was much more worried during this time about people pirating his work rather than trying to get back into his groove.)

Next comes his time during university. By this time, the story had pretty much turned into your generic xianxia and you're left wondering just what happened. This was no longer the story you read and you are honestly disappointed, but you keep reading because there's less than 100 chapters left.

p.s. His recurring childhood enemy (teacher's ex-bf) must have turned over a new leaf and took a job at a walmart or something since the author never resolved the conflict between him and his faction.


I can't exactly tell when the author decided to start ending the story (maybe around c320 and as early as c300) but out of nowhere the MC just starts acting completely out of character, and doing crazy shit, and at that point you know the story is coming to an end without needing anyone to tell you. The way the author abruptly ended the story, and the ending itself was fairly disappointing. I honestly felt cheated (the same way we cheat them out of money) but at the same time glad it was over.

If I were to have rated this story based on where the current translations are (c47), I would have no problem giving it a 4.5 (if that were possible with this dumb rating system), but having read the whole story I can give it no higher than a 3. <<less
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ScotlandForsythe rated it
April 30, 2016
Status: c44

The premise is great, and I find myself already falling in love with the MC... ^-^


I was not expecting this, but it still remains a very good novel. You get to see how the protagonist slowly enters into the supernatural world and improves the financial states of him and his grandfather while also protecting what he holds dear. 😉
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April 17, 2016
Status: --
MDL is a very charming story that’s a little different from standard Xianxia novels. The MC is a child in the countryside who ingested a Dao seed, causing him to become more attuned to nature and Daoist practices. His weirdness causes him to be abandoned by his parents and is cared for by his grandfather, and the current story follows his childhhood and growth towards Daoism. The pace of the story is quite slow, but develops nicely, with a unique setup and likeable and convincing characters. Set in modern China,... more>> the author does a wonderful job blending cultural sentiments of the time with the story, from the two child policy, rural to urban migration, etc. The MC is also quite realistic for his age. While it’s clear the MC’s abilities are not normal to the reader and other characters, the MC himself retains a childish naivety and is unaware of this, acting freely according to instincts. He has yet to display the arrogance, ruthlessness and calculating nature of normal martial arts characters, and it’s clear that he values those close to him.

Overall the story is relatively new and hard to predict, however it started off quite well and has a lot of potential. It disregards a lot of the cliches of the genre and reads more like an actual book than a standard XX story with a modern twist. Leaving it unrated for now but am looking forward to how it progresses. <<less
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strixflash rated it
June 24, 2016
Status: c33
Believe me this is the best new story out there. This novel is full of bittersweet moments but none of them feel forced.

It's different from those stories where protagonist turns into a Dragon from a carp after encountering some fortuitous event. This story shows the dark side of such events and how MC tries to overcome his sadness with the help of his grandfather and his future wife ^^

There is cultivation as well but thankfully this story is not about some cultivation adddict MC. The cultivation system I interesting and... more>> author's writing style is so good that you never get bored when MC trains.

Please give it a try. It's one of the few stories where you will like the female love interest so share some love and recommend this series to others. <<less
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reddonagaiyo rated it
February 29, 2016
Status: --
To be honest this novel really moved me. It's very unique and interesting, there is no fights or anything right now (chapter 6) but it draws you in with its detailed world.

I definitely recommend this to everyone just read one chapter and you wont stop.
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Skool rated it
March 16, 2016
Status: --
A must read. An enjoyable lighthearted story about MC's innocent childhood (as of ch.10)

I cried every time. He's so innocent.
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pickles rated it
August 5, 2016
Status: --
Unlike other CN novels where the a murderous MC fights other murderous people on a daily basis, this MC is lovable and innocent child, currently living an extremely chill childhood. This is a very lighthearted and slow moving story with bits of comedy here and there, very likeable MC, and very detailed side characters, immersive and altogether just a fun read.
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Aternus rated it
July 5, 2016
Status: c37
Nice slice of life cultivator novel in a modern farming setting. Relaxing and extremely interesting read of a young child discovering the Dao and Qi without actually understanding how special he is and still acting like a real child, though with a little badassery.

Also Finally a Xianxia villain that isn't on the lower spectrum of IQ

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MC tr*shes villian? what does villian do? does he come back and try again? no... Does he go get friends? no... he gives up and cuts his losses like any normal person would do after almost dying.

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duscae rated it
June 24, 2017
Status: c58
It's really simple actually, a Daoist doing mundane things in a village. The story is really good, the MC is very likable, the romance is awesome. The only complaint of mine about this novel is the release schedule, but hey, translators are humans too. But if someone who can do it quicker, it'll be awesome
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optjam rated it
June 21, 2016
Status: c30
Enjoying the story a lot so far. MC is fun to read about and expresses emotions like a normal child would even though he is more 'mature' than other children in the novel. And I'm really enjoying the cultivation aspect of the book even though there's no structured way of knowing what his level is
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May 18, 2016
Status: c22
Awesome work by TL and editors!The author has done a fine job with the plot lines and major scoops.

The over all flow is unbroken so far. Writing 5/5

Character development looked strange at the beginning compared to other contemporary works. But it is so far with due reason (as of chapter 22) and fits amazingly with the wits and antiques of a young child. 5/5

About the supernatural and modern mixing of the world; smooth. Since the story is in a narrative form. It is pleasant to the eyes and many aspects... more>> of present day scenarios have been captured. 5/5

For all those who love a well built good paced book: a must read! <<less
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July 22, 2019
Status: c36
Super pissed.
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A lot of the reviews are saying that the novel started going downhill after chapter 200ish but for me it began way earlier than that.

In the beginning after the MC came out of his 2 year comatose he started acting with maturity much greater than children his own age. I don't usually enjoy reading slice of life but it was really interesting to see the MC slowly develop his dao or whatever it is.

Then they got a new young female teacher in class and while they're interactions were fresh and interesting in the beginning, things started to go to sh*t when she fully moved in and was around almost all the time. Her mere prescense caused the MC to almost completely regress back into a 6-7 year old kid who's now learning the difference between boys and girls for the first time. Whereas in the beginning he was completely separate in maturity from the rest of his peers, now besides the fact that he's a cultivator, he's hardly different from the rest of them.

What really made me drop this novel though is one of the most annoying and cliche tropes I've grown sick of seeing in CN novels. The bumbling idiot of an overweight sidekick that is the butt of every cringingly bad joke. The "fatty" that's attached at the hip to the MC for the sake of unfunny comedic relief. The past few chapters have become a real chore for me to get through as nothing interesting has been happening and most of the chapters are about the MC and his fatty being nagged at by their teacher and the MC acting like some rick young master as*hole with his loser lacky that he only keeps around for his amusement. I really hate when idiotic side characters not only take up too much screen time but also indirectly dampen the mc's pace in progression.

I was really hoping that this novel was a hidden gem that would turn out different to the usual CN novels that I've grown sick of reading but I guess that's just too much to ask.

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Demonic Reader lv 451F rated it
October 31, 2016
Status: Completed
A very refreshing xianxia novel!

Reading this one after those ''generic'' kill-cultivate-loot-harem-loop xianxia like bathing yourself clean after climbing up from mud well.

The first 150 chapters is 5.0/5.0.

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After that, around 200th chapter, when the MC ages 11 yo, the story deteriorates into grade B 'japanese cartoon' + 'american teenage showoff' scenes. The final last 100 chapters becomes 'sub-average' + very strong racism and childish dream story.

Almost all supporting characters are thrown away. Plot are half-developed before thrown away.

WORST story line begin when the MC enrolled into 'medical school'. The plot is as if written by ghost writer, who is 10 yo school boy. For example, MC falls 'asleep' for THREE years, wakes up with perfect health/mental but (almost) no one wonder. After this 3 years sleep, his status is still being medical school student. He asks for the knowledge examinations, get approved, then pass all papers with in one day with 90+% score. Not making any news at all.

Score should be 4.0/5.0 by then. BUT...

The last 20 ending chapters are absolute BAD. : (He develops TWENTY-mach speed, perfect stealth aircraft in one year, tests it in the public. It just makes the headline 'news'. Nothing more. Huh!


After that, seem like the author had no idea what should be written next, so simply terminating it.
Deserve 0.1/5.0 max.

That's why the score for the whole strory is averaged to 2.0/5.0

Raw reading via google is not bad. The chinese words/idioms used in this novel is not overt complex or have deep meaning. A bonus : the story is not superfluous loooooong garbage like those generic xianxias too. <<less
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tanzmoon rated it
March 25, 2016
Status: --
This is such an amazing story! And it is very cute too! Give it a try, you will love it. I'm glad I did. Thanks to the author, all the translators/editors and everyone else related, otherwise we probably would never have had a chance to read this 👍😊
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Screed rated it
March 12, 2016
Status: --
It shows great promise. Feels unique and makes you want to read more. This is a must read
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Kagamiya rated it
October 24, 2016
Status: c46
You could say that this is an anticlimax for generic xianxia tr*sh you found on the side of road.

The story is about a boy who is self-taught on cultivation.

It is the adventures of his life. Mostly about mundane things that should be boring but somehow, I found it pleasant and calming to read. This is such an amazing story! And it is very cute too! Give it a try, you will love it. I'm glad I did. Thanks to the author, all the translators/editors and everyone else related, otherwise we... more>> probably would never have had a chance to read this. <<less
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kingkong007 rated it
September 17, 2016
Status: c44
Loved it so far. I happen to like slow paced stories that take the time introduce the characters in depth and make the readers care.

If you liked Legend of this cultivation God, chances are you will like this. Vice versa.

Kudos to the the translators/editors have done a great job (and seem to be having a blast). Lot of cultural references have been pointed out (for the nerdy). Despite their best efforts, it make one wonder how much is lost in translation.
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kwrobes rated it
August 27, 2016
Status: c43
A cultivation story set in modern day where nobody knows about cultivators. The MC hasn't had any cultivation explained to him and just tests things out himself. He's had encounters with cultivators but he hasn't really spoken to them and only fought once or twice. I'm interested in seeing where the story goes.
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Nedrey rated it
August 21, 2016
Status: c28
Written like a slice of life novel. It's written well and I like the story. But personally, it's just not my cup of tea
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imperiumzigna rated it
February 19, 2016
Status: --
Great start! The progress of the history is slow giving the reader a good understanding of the characters.

A good novel to read, can't wait for the next chapters.

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