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I Reincarnated As A Stick

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Author: TrueDawn

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Under a twist of fate, Aurus was struck by a bolt of lightning, making him realize that he would never have the chance to play the game he poured most of his time and effort into ever again.

Fortunately, a goddess took pity on his miserable fate and gave him two choices: the first one was to reincarnate through the Six Paths of Reincarnation, and the second one…was to reincarnate as a stick. Hearing the second choice, Aurus could not help but remember...that this was exactly the starting character of the game he used to play!

Without hesitation, Aurus chose the latter, bringing a smile to the goddess’ face…which seemed to contain secrets and desires hidden to the naked eye.

And so, Aurus was reborn into a world that he was familiar with, albeit this time—he was now living a life as a stick!

Though that may be the case, witness the adventures of Aurus as he turns the expectations of everyone around him upside down as he gradually returns to his previous heights… and perhaps, far beyond it!

Witness the birth of a supreme being...from its roots!

Note: Please understand that the beginning of this novel was written at a time where I didn't know a lot about pacing and other important stuff crucial in writing. Once you get past that point (around the midpoint of Volume 2), it gets better. I hope you enjoy reading!
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    It has been a year since I made my first review of this novel, and I just realized that I didn't talk about the plot of the novel at all. Here's an updated review just for that sole reason. Aurus used to be a God-level player of ISE, who was chosen by Kurohana, the Greater Goddess of Reincarnation, to become the main part of her masterwork weapon. He dies, Kurohana reincarnates him, and he becomes a stick. Of course, he doesn't just become an ordinary stick. He becomes a stick...with a system! With this system, he actually becomes...a stronger stick! ...what? You were expecting some powerful being instead? He does become incredibly powerful, but I suggest you read the novel. Have fun!

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    I must say(since everyone starts out thinking the same way with this novel due to the uniqueness of it), I didn't expect this novel to be as grand as it is becoming. It is truly a well thought out concept, and it wonderfully encompasses the idea of an isekai in the most rediculous and tasteful of fashions. Before I begin my review, my rating is completely accurate. When I started out reading, I was like... "What is this stick going to do, roll over its enemies? ", and behold, that was legit the first thing the MC did!! I was like, "Well, my expectations have been met. Add to favorites." Within 15 days, I got to current and I am excited for each new release. The character development for this novel is a bit confusing to get at first, but soon you will fall in love with the sayings and quirks of the characters. One might even begin to "ship sticks", and that thought is just freaking wild lol. Overall, you will love and hate certain characters at different times, and maybe even disagree with how the MC does certain things; however, this only adds to the reading experience, let me assure you. The story development is far from being a finished product, even at its current point(272). Even so, while some may see this story as slow, it is all leading to a larger, more grand and more defined picture. This novel, currently, is in Volume 4, so finding out there are story arcs... It blew my mind to think a "stick story" could get so far, AND IT'S NOT STOPPING! With consistent and daily updates, along with an author who listens to the comments and consistently improves upon the work as a whole, it is very encouraging to see a story and the world develop more and more, day by day. I have found myself laughing over certain scenarios, amazed by the world building and descriptions of locations, and even enticed by the battles between sticks lol. (trust me, rolling is just the start...) If you have the opportunity to get as far as me, I recommend joining the discord. It's one fun time in there, for sure. Tldr; if you enjoy a captivating and wild, but a completely unexpected story filled with adventure, looming danger, phenomenal character development, and modernized humor for those relief moments- - Please, check out this novel. You won't regret it :)

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    To be honest I'm only writing this review, that is likely to be lost in the sea of other reviews, because I don't see a lot of people actually reviewing the book. It was either people just going off on a tangent, labeling the their most frustrating scenes in the book, using a myriad of offensive words to describe it, or Just plain old white Knighting. There is also a large block of text dedicated to fans that are enjoying the book, which to be honest is pretty nice. At least I don't have to deal with a copiously long toxic comment with no constructive criticism to be seen. It also shows that a large portion of the community has some patience. Now (disclaimer!!!!!), I never really made it past the first 50 reviews. There are too many to read. Second (Disclaimer!!!), If someone is still reading this don't expect anything great I'm not a professional book reviewer. So to start off, this is a pretty interesting concept. Fairly original, and carves out it's own place in the reincarnation genre's inanimate object corner. The story "itself" is also well thought out. however the protrayel of the story isn't the "greatest". let me tell what I mean by that... The writer has this habit of telling and not showing. For the people who are not aware of what that means, I will describe it in a different way. When painting or drawing a picture for someone to see you usually flesh the image out give the picture depth and meaning in every stroke of the brush. I do not mean literally, like every square centimetre of paint has some kind of mystical meaning. It has meaning in the terms of portraying the depth of a video whilst it still being a still image. For example: shading, perspective, minute detail like pores on the skin or individual leaves on a tree. It gives the picture life. There is quite a bit of similarity between a painting and a book, in that they both try to describe a living scene, an entire world, on a still canvas. I'm sorry if my description still didn't help.😔 The point is the there is visible depth when you show, which isn't an effect you get when you tell. Telling is literally encapsulating the entirety of the scene in a couple of descriptive, but limited words. To show, is to describe the nuances of the scene, give the skeleton of the story flesh, describe what the author themselves see, to paint the picture in the readers' mind. As a writer you don't have to do this too often, you actually shouldn't. It's a device used when trying to really bring to life an important scene. However there is a difference between just right and too little. The entirety of that block of probably unnecessary text is me just saying the author's writing itself lacks depth. Not the story, just the writing. I think this is my last point. This is just my opinion on this one but, I feel like there is too much info dump, or the info dump is just not spaced out well enough, or the info dump just doesn't have any life. The last one might be on purpose seeing as it is just the characters grinding skills. Either way the writing isn't particularly well paced when around 60%(Not an exact meausrement) of 4+ chapters (Also not an exact measurement) straight is dedicated to an info dump. 🤔 But again this easily remedied if you just give the info dump more meaning and life, I think... 🤨 But who Am I to judge, I could just be spouting nonsense... Which makes this an immense waste of a morning that could have been spent watching Gawr Gura read Konosuba. Ah whatever, I enjoy the world the Author is trying to portray and I hope they continue to evolve the writing and the story.

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    I'm giving this a 5 since I wrote it. And also, people like it for some reason. To those that like it, thanks and I hope you stay tuned for more. For those who just discovered this novel, it is what it is but it's not exactly what you think it is. It's better if you just read it to be honest.

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    Oh ho. Welcome children. As you enter, you will read of a world full of, well, sticks. Beware, you will enjoy this story so much that, you yourself, will want to become a stick as well. (°∀°)b Best of luck.

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    As of right now one of my top ten system novels even tough it doesn't have many chapters yet this novel is truly great i totally expect him becoming a tree and having druids taking care of him and **** i mean i dont like harem but i think this is one of the few instances where it could work!!!

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    Story starts off very good, but gets really bad and really forced afterwards. So I don’t recommend to this to anyone who was planning on reading it.

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    Dunno how i got so far. Anyway 1st few chapter wallbreaking is ultra retarded - RETARDED The system apparently has a lot of options and they are only visible when MC DECIDES TO ENABLE THEM, and he only does so when he feels like or "he remembered"... As story progresses he keeps enabling more options that display rank and some other shit. why not enable everything? - pretty retarded MC is hunting sticks nonstop. All of a sudden 2 sticks appear, guess what MC does? HE SPEAKS TO THEM "Who are you?" LIKE WTF? DUDE u have been hunting sticks nonstop for so long and all of a sudden YOU FUCKIGN randomly decide to talk to them? (Reason he talked was because of the plot, he obv needed to talk to them...) - Retarded MC has like 10-20 skills. Right before "dying" HE REMEMBERED he had an OP skill that transforms all dmg taken to 1 hp. Yeah... he just remembered at the crucial time, and guess what, all the other skills were explained, but when this1 was mentioned, we never got to see what it does, and behold a couple of chapters later, HE REMEMBERS it and uses it in a crucial moment and readers go "WOOW, HE HAD SUCH A SKILL" well done author, that was retarded suspense. - RETARDED MC sees an S grade (that should have -500 ish hp, but apparently still had a couple of hp somehow left) stick being killed by a stronger stick and he goes "w-w-w-who are you?" ... - RETARDED MC meet Hiersomething, 10 minutes later blabs his secrets to her, how he is reincarnated etc - RETARDED When MC decides to blabber his secret about being blessed by the goddess, mc asks the question back and then MC SAYS- "Lets say our answers at the same time" LIKE FUCKING little kids, god i cringed so hard while reading that. MC has major brain problems, constantly forgetting stuff, making irrational choices. The goddess brainfucking and changing things however she likes doesn't help the plot or the MC, he is retarded and stays retarded for as long as i have read - RETARDED MC fights in a trial, 1st trial-10 rounds, half the them finished in one shot, the other half is explained as them all attacking using this and that, MC dodges! Use abilities and beats them. blah blah blah. 1st trial finished in 4 HOURS! 4 HOURS? THAT was maximum 30min. Apparently somewhere it was explained that sticks fight at a slower pace, but when the fights happen u CANT fucking tell that, fights are explained as all enemies can attack MC at the same time which means they are close or can move closer fast. anyway, it took 4hours apparently, insanity. -RETARDED INHERITANCE obtained, MC has a full room of skills to BROWSE THROUGH, what does he do? takes the 2 skills he was there for originally and HE EXITS THE INHERITANCE and goes with the leader back to the alliance. EVEN THOUGH THERE WERE WHO KNOWS HOW MANY GOOD SKILLS. AAAND DOESN'T GO back there for a LONG time, and when he DOES, its again to LOOK FOR SPECIFIC SKILLS, he doesnt fucking look at all the skills and think if they are usefull, HE DOESNT even pick the passive skills that he shouldnt even worry about -RETARDED From now on i guess spoiler warning? MC gets a skill fusion option from his system. STILL DOESNT GO TO INHERITANCE TO LEARN ALL THE SKILLS AND FUSE AND FUSE THEM FOR OP RESULTS. - RETARDED Oh right MC makes a clone. Makes it look like his old life... (yeah, he made him look the same as how he was instead of making him more handsome, or ANYTHING. EXCEPT. He increased his "drill" size. . . Yeah, author called his dick a drill and some other retarded name, my brain thankfully decided to erase at least 1 of them from my brain... But yeah, gotta increase dicks size but the rest stays the same. I mean how fucking boring is that, when u get a new life why tf would u want to look the same as you did., then again compared to all the other shit this is more just in my opinion. The big fight against the wolf stick. Oh god, it was written so badly, so cringe. the tactics so cringe, i couldn't bear to read them so i was skipping and skimming chapters. Dropped it at the point MC was showing off his awesomeness to EVERYONE around, yeah that's supposed to be the "climax", but to me it was just retarded because of the way that everything led to him needing to show off or the alliance gets destroyed... Oh right, shitton of chapters about goddess and some random mages POV too, for now 170ish chapters they got almost nothing to do with MC. Just the goddess apparently influencing the retarded MC do things she wants him to do, yeah making MC even more retarded. Conclusion? Retarded novel. Did i still read it like a sucker? Yea i did. If you don't care about logic, or having a not Retarded mc whose brain is also getting ****ed by a goddess to make him even more retarded, then you might be able to enjoy this (reincarnation, system, op, prior knowledge to secrets).

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    Every character seems bipolar. MC goes from confident and calm one moment, to a stuttering mess the next cause he sees a strong stick, that had murderous intent, then that stick goes from murderous to acting cute, then the MC who was so afraid he went 'please .... Please.... Don't come closer......' says that the stick is friendly and approachable 5 paragraphs later? Really? Fourth wall breaks I actually didn't mind, I just read em in Morgan Freeman voice. But I've yet to find a likeable character in this book, or anything at all other than the system to hook me in. goddess that acts nice but is a *****? Pass Stick MC that changes personality every chapter? Pass. Girl leader of alliance who's both a murderous berserker and acts cutesy? Pass. Everyone wants to refine MC into a weapon? Could have been good but just became boring. Pass There's yet to be a single hook that made me want to continue, not even the MCs growth path as he already knows exactly what he wants, and how to get there, it's like googling a build for a game, will you end up strong? Sure. Is it fun? No.

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    This novel reminded me of a game called 'i am bread' and lemme tell you this: if you never saw a sentient slice of bread crawling up the walls and riding a skateboard in a jorney to use unortodox metods to become delicious wile a man tries to prove your sentiency... ...then you're more sane then the game's devs are

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    If you’re just reading the plot, you can skim the chapters and possibly enjoy. If you’re looking for a semi-intelligent mc, this is not for you. If you’re looking for original characters, this is not for you. If you’re looking for immersion, this is not for you. The mc will plan out what he’s going to do, then act surprised when it actually happens. The higher beings are generally stereotypical bad guys, callously looking at mortals as possessions (which is already found in a myriad of xianxia so not something that affected my rating) The amount of breaking-the-wall that happens takes you out of the story, and loses any seriousness it may have had. (Personally not a fan) In summary, a lot of aspects, especially character creation, are subpar. However the plot has its merits and could later progress into something quite significant.

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    It's like the author took out all the joy and fun in a reincarnated system novel, leaving only the level up stuff. There's a bit of humor here, but the joke goes on too long without developing any meat to the story to keep things moving.

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    This story had so much potential and plot to it..but the came the MC. Now I don't know if the MC is just dumb or if the author is 4. The MC told another stick that he was blessed by a god (his trump card) and that he use to be a human! He willingly does it! The author makes some BS like nobody's perfect, well clearly not. The author Is so awful with common sense that I instantly dropped the novel.

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    I have read 260/270 chapters by the time I made this review. Absurb power ranking from dead object to dozen universe destroying God (not sure why the need to destroy multiple universes just to test their power, it is such nonsense like how many trillions creatures they killed for that). Super slow story development, like my god it was slower than a sloth. Most chapter only filled with skills grinding nonsense and some random dimwit moments. Characters are outright retard, like even the God are no exception. So much slow connection, confusion, and blank mind like you will wonder if anyone even have any normal working brain. Little to none world building, 260 chapters in and the story still in 1 kingdom (no detail explanation), few locations (no detail explanation) and few retarded so called inheritances (a bit more detail). The world is barren except for living stick, stone, some slimes, some humans and some energy beings. Like the author did not bother to add any animals, let alone proper ecosystem. Overall 2/10 for me.

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    IRAAS is a pretty interesting novel about a troll of a goddess tricking a nutty(get it? Cause walnut trees?) mc into becoming a stick so she can turn him into a Transcendent Diety Weapon! The previous IRAAS was actually really good, albeit with a slow start, it gets pretty interesting! The MC is a nut(hehehehe) who played a game about being a stick and evolving into a Godly Stick for months(the first few months are literally just rolling...) and becoming a pro! (if i dont get Aurus talking about being a Godly Stick ill be disappointe-. Wait, this isn't a novel by AuthorWiz? Aw....) the way the system works is pretty good (even though the author accidentally made the mc too op for his level, hence the rewrite), and the mc is pretty interesting! The author is probably one of the better ones ive seen, writing The Almighty Tyrant! So i have high hopes for this novel!

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    I tried to read this. I got up to chapter 20 before I couldn't do it any more. The ideas are interesting and has potential. But the writing... and inconsistencies.

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    This author is insane. It is a contagious insanity. He wrote a book about a stick. I read his book about a stick. A STICK. HE IS A MADMAN, RUN BEFORE YPU ARE INFECTED

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    This is definitely an unusual story, but it does have a pretty amusing start. Honestly, it's easy to have a lot of fun starting this novel and going along for the ride until about 1/4th of the way into the story. Silly as it is, you can see a lot of effort was put into the "System" and it can be fun to watch his growth at the start. There are a lot of 4th wall breaks, but this is really only at the beginning and this (mostly) stops after the 5th chapter or so. The story starts off pretty good but slowly gets worse as time goes on. As the title might imply, the MC is reincarnated as a stick. Which is funny at first, but stops being funny later and the story honestly doesn't have a lot to fall back on. The MC himself is kinda bland a lot of the time, and the other characters he interacts with are usually just as bad. The first recurring character he meets is introduced in a somewhat forced way and just decides to tag along with him regardless of how he feels. Aside from her initial meeting, she's not THAT bad, but isn't anything special personality-wise. The other characters he meets, end up disappearing and taking a backseat 80% of the time. When they do appear, they're pretty forgettable. Speaking of forgetting, the MC does this...a LOT. He ends up forgetting many things and sometimes making the most ridiculous errors anyone with common sense would notice. It's implied the villain is behind this, but it's hard to tell where the villain's manipulation starts and his own ignorance begins. If it is the villain's doing it is somewhat poorly explained and repeated way too often. While we're on the topic of antagonists, this story handles them even worse than their MC. The wizard wants to capture him and use him to make a weapon! ...Until he doesn't. Yeah, he ends up never meeting the MC, using something else, and it works out fine. All that buildup and background went nowhere. Until a wolf notices the MC and wants to use him to make himself stronger! ...Until he doesn't. Yep, antagonist ends up never meeting the MC when looking for him, uses something else, and it works out fine. But we can't forget the main villain who wants to turn the MC into a weapon... Wow, what exciting and compelling antagonists with such DIFFERING goals. Tldr: You might enjoy this story if it's not too silly for you. Read it about 1/4th of the way, then drop it while you still have any good memories of it.

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    Mc is stupid, i read 4 chapters and he didnt show any intelligence, he has memories from past life so he should be able to conect lightning with girl Why author changed very basic, common and understandable terminology is unknown. I read the chapter where it explained what each is, by next chapter i forgot which was attack and defense. Why author keeps shifting to the girl explaining every little fucking thing i dont know but its annoying as hell, most authors assume their readers have common sense but this one doesnt I dropped novel due to these ridiculous mistakes

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