My Ranch

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Blue sky, white clouds, lazily lying on the beach, while feeling the gentle breeze coming from the sea. Hounds at the side with marine animals chasing each other around. Cups of unrivaled wine from his personal winery with cuts of prime A grade steaks readily around. For others, life is all about pursuing money, power, and fame, but for Jiang Hai, this type of lifestyle is what he constantly dreamed of.

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wo de zhuang yuan
我的庄园
我的莊園
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Novelupdatesaccount1
Novelupdatesaccount1 rated it
September 14, 2016
Status: c27
The story seems promising at first, but it goes downhill fast. As of chapter 27 the MC seems entirely retarded, every chapter has a huge section dedicated to author exposition which consists almost entirely of the author's opinion. There is a huge amount of repetition, and more over it isn't repetition of the author's opinion rather than of anything related to the story. As of chapter 27 or so the author has already spent half a chapter describing how beef is cheaper in the US for half a chapter at... more>> least 2-3 times. How is the MC retarded, you might ask?

He gains a huge amount of money through PLOT.
He spends it instantly without any research.
He expresses that he is worried about money.
He spends huge amounts without haggling at inflated prices.
He expresses that he is worried about money.
He spends more money.
He does no research about anything, everything is a surprise. A big part of the story is the author repeating again and again that everyone is racist against the Chinese. Right after one such complaint, the MC catches a nearly endangered shark and plans to try and make shark fin soup out of it.

The author complains that the Chinese take anything that's free and that has resulted in the over fishing of China's rivers. This is right after the MC catches his dinner from said river like he usually does.

Other issues
His powers are pretty inconsistent, Pricing is strange, every character introduced so far is incredibly shallow. Think random meat skewer stall owner from any other series, that's pretty much every character so far. All in all this is not a good read. <<less
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rizzumeow
rizzumeow rated it
August 26, 2016
Status: c2
Meow-ssu~!

Already read ahead of this so if you like reading an easy life of Harvest moon/Stardew Valley in cheat mode then this novel is for you

Away from the usual Xianxia Wuxia novels, this one is just a guy telling his tale on how he builds his farm and strengthens it.
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Bbrio
Bbrio rated it
September 6, 2016
Status: c14
Pretty bad.

11 chapters of him regurgitating half truths the author found on the internet and I'm bored of it. The only remotely interesting thing is you get to read about how a Chinese author sees the outside world.
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nanda322
nanda322 rated it
October 24, 2016
Status: c50
So I've read up to 800 and something chapter in the raws. I say read but more like skim through due to the large info dumps.

To be noted, the MC gains a rather large harem. The story has strange ideals, large exaggeration and odd ways of summarising things.

The pricing of things will get annoying rather fast. Like the prices of his cows and seafood. And also calculating the profits without taking into account of things like labour, transportation, any other factors that might affect it. Most importantly, not taking into... more>> account of supply and demand.

Spoiler

Apparently you can sell best quality meat from a cow for around 750 USD per kilo. WOW......

And one more thing that annoys me is that the author uses heavy stereotypes to view the political systems and people of different countries.

When I mentioned about supply and demand as well as the beef pricing, it seems that the author doesn't have the concept of the world only having a certain % of people willing to buy that kinda thing and if the supply increases, the pricing won't stay the same. So when people are eyeing for the MC's secrets of getting a bit of the profits, naturally everyone's income will decrease. But no, the author has made it so that you can get like 50 billion USD in profit from raising 1 million cattle in 1 year...... C'mon even if there was that much stuff to sell, who the hell is going to be buying it to get that kinda profit.

One last thing that annoys me, there was this american school teacher that showed up at the start after chapter 50, and was having heavy hints of being the MC's harem, never progressed after 880 chapters.......c'mon now he has like almost 20 girls now, but one of the earliest women excepting his legal wife isn't included..... oh by the way, MC turns into someone who can't control his desires when someone takes off their clothes in front of him, and also somewhat of a rapist. Long way to go but its gradually turning south tbh.

I'm reading on to see where things go with his harem, the other aspects of the story are disappointing unlike the initial impressions.

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AwwGasm
AwwGasm rated it
September 10, 2016
Status: c16
Infodump after infodump after infodump, and since this is set in the modern real world most of that info is pretty much google sensei'd and terrible. Half the time it sounds like something from /r/iamverysmart.

Cultivation method and power is ambiguous and uninteresting. Bland interaction between characters.
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LeeEzekiel
LeeEzekiel rated it
September 10, 2016
Status: c26
Modern day, semi slice of life xianxia. MC inherits the legacy of a dragon, along with a huge amount of wealth, and moves to America to run a ranch. It's interesting so far, but like the other review says, the author is fond of stereotypes and half truths. He seems to have a persecution complex regarding his Chinese nationality, and this leaks into his narrative a bit. Oh, he's also very strongly opinionated; in the latest chapter, he talks about how all lives are equal, and there's no problem with... more>> eating endangered sharks or dogs, and that anyone who says otherwise is a "rich idiot with nothing better to do". If you can ignore those parts, it's a promising novel.

I also reaaaally wish that the translator would stop inserting memes/comments on every little thing. I'm not reading a fantasy novel to hear someone joke about U.S. Politics ("Trump xDDDD"). Every time I click a footnote hoping it's some additional information about what the author intended, it turns out to be another annoying comment. <<less
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Zalpha
Zalpha rated it
August 31, 2016
Status: c11
Surprisingly a good and well thought out novel, the author has done his home work on the subjects he mentions. I find that enjoyable and informative. The setting is good and I look forward to seeing how it develops it further.
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kelicant
kelicant rated it
October 16, 2016
Status: c1
Not what I expected from the synopsis for sure. This story so far is a story of a modern day Asian coming to America and learning how to run a ranch. He has a 'power' that has ties to ancient chinese myths but it doesn't come into play at this point. The MC is a bit stubborn in personality but is humble and interested in learning.

I'm really looking forward to this story going forward.
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The one who loves stories
The one who loves stories rated it
February 27, 2018
Status: c8
Just want to ask that what is it with chinese authors? Don't take this offensively but in like every chinese novel thats story is centered in China there's stuff like all japanese, americans, russians and vietnamese people are assholes and does all the possible things to CHINESE people and the "righteous" MC must get back at them... Oh and I stopped reading this story like every other where there's stuff like this 'cause can't take it so not sure how far it goes in this particular novel :)
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Heylin
Heylin rated it
October 1, 2016
Status: c38
My Ranch isn't your typical "i build my big house with hundreds of models running around" novel.

It's about a guy who was forced to marriage but later got a dragon soul which currently is just a snake tattoo on his body. Everyday he gets like 2-3 scales that give him superhuman power. Just like he has way more stamina than normal people, he also can breathe under water. So he gets some money (A LOT Money) and buys his ranch where he gets his scales faster because of nature and... more>> so on.

He's just a guy who loves his boring life.

He also gets many unusual pets like a tiger shark, 1 German shepherd and a huge wild mastiff which he tames with his blood... <<less
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Dusk
Dusk rated it
September 23, 2016
Status: c55
Warning!! The novel has been dropped and has now been picked up by an mtl who isn't even fluent on english so I really advise you to not read it.

A wonderful slice of life-slash-modern times novel.

First 3-4 chapters are a bit boring and more of a prologue so do be patient to try and read past that part. While the early chapters of the story made you think that this would actually be an action packed novel, nope, it is a pure slice of life novel telling a story about... more>> a guy who managed to gain rich overnight and spend his days the farm in America, while having a somewhat unique cheat, that is not too much of a cheat.

It is easy to read, educative and pleasant. All of the Mc's actions are logical and understandable. One of the unique points of this novel is that it is very educative about our world, and I gained a lot of informations that are fairly interesting to me, which I learned from this novel.

I don't usually blast people off in reviews since people have their own opinion but, this one I have to. To 'some' others, however, this unique point of the novel is all nothing but info dumps and info dumps, sad, truly sad, because they are unable to get this novel's good point.

And okay, it's true that the Tl's footnotes that only contain his/ her own ramblings is a bit annoying, but it's in the footnotes after all and it's still no prob to me. After all TLs are human too, let them express themselves if they want, as long as it doesn't interfere with our reading experience.

9.1 it's hard to find a better slice of life read than this, truly one of the best ones I have read along with RTW. <<less
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Aternus
Aternus rated it
September 1, 2016
Status: c13
Pace is slowish though that might be the illusion of only 13 chapters and me wishing for more constantly, really its a nicely done modern cultivation story, and just a well written story in general. MC has a distinct personality and doesn't feel fake, his cultivation abilities are very cool and the whole thing has a great feel.
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slay_mithos
slay_mithos rated it
October 11, 2016
Status: c43
Technically speaking, this novel is just a modern day slice of life, with a tiny spin of a super power that doesn't impact much (for now). There is a lot of information dump, most of it too detailed for what the story needs, and quite a lot of creative license taken when describing the "real world" (I think americans might be flattered of how much it paints their country as nearly perfect for example). The flow of the story is also not really good as a result of those big... more>> paragraphs, and everything remains shallow (descriptions particularly so). Third person narration definitely doesn't help in that regard either.

Characters are also mostly boring, the only one that seems to have a slight bit of character being the "wife" he is contractually married to in the beginning of the story

That said, the writing is more than correct, and the translation mostly good enough to convey the meanings, so it's not like it's just a throw away writing.

Anyway, the technical aspects are not great, the story is passable so far, which is why I am giving it a 3.

That doesn't mean I didn't enjoy reading it, and I am also looking forward to future chapters, especially after all the "basics" are settled and the story starts to advance a bit.

It's definitely a hit or miss though, so if slice of life/farm novels in a world mostly similar to ours isn't something that takes you in, you can safely avoid it. <<less
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makenai89
makenai89 rated it
October 10, 2016
Status: c42
Reviewed at c42, rated 4.

My Ranch tells the story of a man in the modern day China who fell on hard times, but then found his own fortuitous treasures. He became billionaire overnight, then decided to leave for better environment, so he bought a huge ranch in the US and attempted to revive it.

Despite its tags, My Ranch is more slice of life than xuanhuan -or at least, that's how it is till c42. We could probably dream of a magical beast ranch, kick-ass Mt. Tai scenes, etc in the... more>> future (don't quote me, I don't read raws, just imagination), but it won't be any time soon because the pace is very slow. Read this only if you don't mind calm plot with slow development and info dump. Also, there might be "cultural friction" as the story tells the story of a Chinese in the US. But so far there were nothing overtly offensive, I think, although stereotyping appeared here and there. <<less
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talosparoxi
talosparoxi rated it
October 15, 2018
Status: c55
In all honesty, this is kind of boring despite it's interesting premise.

In all the chapters available, other than the first couple, it's mostly just the main character going around buying things and experiencing the rich life. There's a little input from the mystical aspect but it's very small.

It seems like it could be building up to something really good, I mean it goes on for a while but this is really just part of the beginning act. Unfortunately as it looks like this isn't going to be picked up again,... more>> being 2 years without an update, the chapters that are available just aren't really worth the read.

If you're looking for a dead project to pick up it could be interesting but to the average reader just skip it. <<less
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General Tanya
General Tanya rated it
February 9, 2018
Status: --
I really like the slice of life and the character of the MC. Story was going nicely until author just decided to end it (there were still a lot of things unanswered). Maybe even he didn't know how to continue the story and the MC power up. It was a fun and relaxing read overall, but there is 1 thing that annoy me a lot. That is using real life character names in the story. Without that, the story wouldn't have bother me that much. It feel really weird when... more>> MC become friends or sleep with people who's names that you know or respected from the real world. If you like slow pace story in modern society with a little bit of magical power (doesn't really matter other then MC only use it to become filthy rich), then you will quite enjoy it. <<less
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