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Endless Abyss of Questions: A Collection of Essays on Proud Immortal Demon Way - spookyfoot - 人渣反派自救系统 - 墨香铜臭 | The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System - Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]
Perhaps no other text of the 20th century has inspired as much furious debate or sky pillar comparison as the equally convoluted and voluminous text of Proud Immortal Demon Way. Some have called it the Chinese web novel version of Tommy Wiseau's The Room though with less redeeming plot value in the second half. The novel, which spans more than 5 million Chinese characters and 7-10 million English words--depending on translation which is an entirely different topic of contention-- is a sprawling work of implausible continuity, gratuitous sex scenes, and a blatant snub to most conventions of the Xian Xia and Wuxia genres. Since the literal death and disappearance of the author--amazingly seamlessly in an age of hyper-present social identity--Proud Immortal Demon Way has certainly achieved its own form of immortality.
fic  not-fic  f:ScumVillain  gen  epistolary/document-fic  metafic  pseudofandom  humor  'ao3  f:MXTX  fictional-academia 
august 2019 by esther_a
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