I'm Gonna Be a Wizard When I Grow up Again!

by Halosty

Original ONGOING Adventure Fantasy Magic Male Lead Martial Arts Reincarnation

A man on his death bed regrets only one thing in his life: not being able to become a wizard. Fortunately he is reincarnated into a world where magic does exist. Will he be able to accomplish his dream? Or maybe fate (the author) has other plans for him…

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Lazy Giant
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Read up to chap 355 on main site.

As of writing this I am done reading all available chapters of this story on the main site.

Honest opinions-

It is not fun to read. Everyone is screaming this and I completely agree with it BUT there is indeed a story here. 

 

It takes crap load of time to get good and that good time only lasts for couple of chapters.

Personally, the best way to read this is to let the chapters stack up and then just scan over it. You will probably miss few points if you don't do it properly but I feel that is the best way to actually UNDERSTAND the story without getting bored of crappy info dumps and the grind that the MCs life is. 

Yes, a grind.  That focus on magic and ki is just overbearing. I mean sure it is what the fictional world is built upon but people want to read about the life of characters and from that the world they are in. Not the other way around.

I know I am ranting but it's past midnight and I am typing this on my phone so take it as it's being served.

My biggest problem is how author tries to handle the relationship between characters. I don't think the MC was designed in such a way that he takes 4 lives to finally get down with a girl. I think it is the author who is inexperienced when it comes to this stuff. 

Not one. I repeat. Not one side character has ever struck me as someone who is worth remembering. The only time I ever felt a hint of strong emotion was when he saves his recent father. 

Thinkabout it. 350+ chapters and this is the level of empathy I have for the characters and I am a guy who has got wet eyes when reading stuff on RRL or has been mesmerized by the personality of some character. All that is lacking here.

The story overall is decent if you have the patience to sit through it and have nothing else on your reading list on RRL.

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Very cute story that could use a rewrite

I've read all 31 chapters posted to date.

This is a very cute story, and with a cute writing style. The tone makes it feel quite suitable for readers from ages 7-12, I feel.

However, there are some issues that are problematic.

The biggest issue, in my opinion, is that the protagonist is supposed to be unusually old - by chapter 31, he's roundabouts a century old. The childlike tone is profoundly at odds with the idea of an unusually old protagonist. Not that the story hides this, for note - in the very first part of the first chapter, you have a man presumably dying of old age who's lamenting, excessively, in a very childlike way, his regret at not being a wizard, even though it's not possible in our world.

I give the style 2 stars, because while the childlike style would be extremely well suited for many aspects of this story, as well as many other stories, the mismatch between the style and the concept of the protagonist, as well as the heavier themes the story seems to be trying to explore, is a problem.

I give the story 4 1/2 stars because I really do enjoy the main concept, the overall plot, and the implications of where the story is trying to go. There were some aspects that fell short, keeping this part from 5 stars.

The grammar is... fine, I suppose. It's entirely readable, and gets the job done. It's occasionally a bit of an eyestrain, however.

The character score is 3 stars, and I struggled with this one. On one hand, the idea behind the various characters is excellent. I love what they're trying to be. On the other hand, however, the implementation of these ideas is abominable. All of the characters sound the same when they speak - that childish tone infuses every line. People who are supposed to be intelligent and capable fall short. It feels like stick figures with a great biography, distingished by stick-figure hats. They're still stick figures, and in application, all identical.

This story has great potential, but would involve some major changes. Either the story needs to be adjusted to match the childlike tone, or the style needs to be massively overhauled to match the story.

All in all, I did enjoy reading it, though I don't intend to keep up with it.

fanvaron
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 I read up to chapter 48 and the fact that the whole story is focused on magic but without the mc being able to do magic it is just unsatisfying. Especially since so much of the story revolves around him trying and failing at magic.

If he trying to do something else and magic was just the setting it would be ok.

But with magic being the story and the mc's focus, but still being outside of reach with there being no real achievements/progress on the mc's part it is just not fun.

I guess one could call this slice of life? through there is not really enough slice it is so focused on magic but in a frustrating unfulfilling way. Especially with the occasional dangling hope "maybe this will work and he will gain magic" that then just flickers out, this makes it really hard to stay enthusiastic.

Reader8916
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Not sure what the point is ...

I guess I'll start by saying the writing and editing is pretty good, no complaints there.  The actual story though ... I don't think I've ever read a fantasy story set in a magic world, that is so mundane and boring.  For all the story revolves around ... and the MC is obsessed by ... magic, there's almost none actually present.  I suppose the author has a reason for doing this, but you'll get more entertainment spending your time watching golf on tv rather than reading this.

aaron1986
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Needs work. Quite abit of work.

Read up to chapter 10 and while it is by no means bad.. it has a lot of of flaws early on.

 

No twist on a very used story, i almost expected a truck tbh.

No drama with any characters and there interactions, just a bland monologue. Which leads me into the MC. He needs scrapping and redoing, there is nothing at all appealing to him.

 

Now I don't want to seem like I'm just hating on a story, as I think anyone who takes there time to write on here is grade a by me. But you need to change what is here currently, add more discribitions and everything else that makes a story a story.

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This story may be too slow paced for those who only like fast-paced action, but in reality it is a gem among the usual rubbish. The author takes his time to set up the plot (that is a good thing, as it develops are more complex story) and the mc is realistic, not the usual shallow mc. Even better, it can be read by people of all ages.

A good read.

daimyo29
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A good example of a story that is just "meh", bland. There is nothing that stands out for to keep me interested. Everything from the characters, to the world, to the interaction, are just average, not bad but not good either. 

I stopped at chapter 33. One reader said that is getting better after chapter 60, maybe.

But in the time I would take me to crawl to that chapters I can read a different story that is just as good but does not need me to wait till chapter 60 to actually tell the story.

Rascozilla
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Wannabe story about a wannabe wizard

If this a story by a child for children. Then great job!  

However,  if its not.....

I feel like i'm reading a very boring diary of what could have been a exciting life of a wannabe wizard.

To often the author explains before and after why their characters made their choices, why really it was their only choice, and why the choice doesn't even matter that much in the grand scale of their story.  Ugh.  Too wordy. It kills what should be exciting scenes and any tensions or mystery just vanishes in the wind.  

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Ajnaran
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As the review title says I read all the posted chapters in the author's blog up to this date.

First of all, I have to admit that since the beggining I struggled to click on the 'Next Chapter' button each time I reached the end of one of the earliest chapters but as the author of this book also wrote Necromancer, a book published here on RRL and is one of the few FanFictions that I actually liked, I decided to give it a chance to this other story of him, maybe it gets better later on, I thought.

I am really glad that I forced myself to read the boring(on my opinion) early chapters because once I reached the 60-70 chapters I couldn't stop myself from reading this story anymore, at that point is where the story gets really interesting and finally starts to shine.

The story is fast paced for the most part but slows down at important events.

There are some grammatical mistakes but they are mostly typos that can be easily fixed if someone points them out(I was too immersed reading the story to do so).

The MC is smart and don't gives up easily, his decisions are almost always logical but the author never forgets that the MC is human too.

Of course, this story has a lot of room for improvement but overall it's a good, simple, and refreshing read.