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Modern Person builds up past society time travel stories.

Discussion in 'Original Fiction Discussion' started by Davinelulinvega, Feb 14, 2020 at 5:58 PM.

  1. Davinelulinvega

    Davinelulinvega Third Year

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    Any medium is fine, but I am looking for more recommendations a´la Island in the Sea of timeor even old stuff like Conneticut Yankee in King Arthurs court. Can be Original fiction, can be fanfiction, like a farmers tale, an ASOIAF ff. I am sure as you guys contribute more titles I have already read will come back to my mind as well.

    There was also Lest Darkness fall, that was pretty good. One manga I am currently reading, as far as it goes at least is Sengoku Komachi Kurou Tan!

    Any more come to mind?
     
  2. Halt

    Halt 1/3 of the Note Bros. Moderator

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    Have you tried Ascendance of a Bookworm, an anime?
     
  3. Davinelulinvega

    Davinelulinvega Third Year

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    Heard of it, though I find most Isekai to be pretty annoying, devolving into power fantasies too quickly. I´ll give it a closer look, though.
     
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    BTT Fifth Year ~ Prestige ~

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    Other manga about person with advanced knowledge of some profession returning to a previous era: Nobunaga no Chef (about a chef), Jin (a doctor), Dr Stone (more shounen-y thing about rebuilding after the apocalypse - I think, haven't read it/seen the anime).

    In terms of fanfiction, there's esama's Island of Fire series.
     
  5. Davinelulinvega

    Davinelulinvega Third Year

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    The manga I all know and love, but fuck, didn´t know Esama wrote on AOOO.

    BTW. Another one would be ISOT in Grimdark 2012 Germany transported to Warhammer Fantasy. Almost a million and a half words long and still no end in sight, though the update schedule has slowed.
     
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    kelkorkesis Second Year

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    I am intrigued. Is it good?
     
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    Halt 1/3 of the Note Bros. Moderator

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    It's total dogshit unless you lime stories about farming uplifts
     
  8. Longsword

    Longsword Groundskeeper

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    There is the classic story, Lest Darkness Fall by L. Sprague de Camp. A man goes back to the fall of Roman Empire and tries to change history. The original fix-it story.

    Poul Anderson's The Man Who Came Early. An American soldier goes back to 11th century Iceland.
    It is a realistic portrayal of what would happen if a modern man were to go back into the past.
     
  9. DrSarcasm

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    I typically use TvTropes when I'm looking for a specific theme for a story. Some relevant ones: Giving Radio To The Romans, One Man Industrial Revolution, and Stranded With Edison. You should be able to find something relevant in those three pages.

    One that I found this way was the manga Jin. A brilliant brain surgeon in modern Tokyo gets transported 140 years into the past, just before the cholera epidemic kicks off, and he decides to use his modern medicine knowledge to save lives and revolutionize medicine.

    Then there's Maoyuu Maou Yuusha ("Demon King and Hero"), a light novel series and a bunch of related adaptations. While there is an anime, if you want to get the full "building up society" thing, I'd avoid it--it felt like a lot of things got skipped over when it got adapted. Basically the Hero discovers that the Devil King is a woman who wants to end the war between demons and humans, but both sides are too entrenched into the war to allow themselves to end it without major economic and deadly consequences, so they decide to play the long con and work both sides of the war effort to bring about a situation where the war can be safely concluded. The relevant portion to your request is that part of the solution is introducing modernizations to farming, industry and navigation that help humanity avoid the need for war.

    Then of course there's Dr Stone, which isn't so much a time traveler to the past as a couple people (mainly just the MC) who have to restart technology from the Stone Age after all of humanity is turned to stone for a couple thousand years.
     
  10. Davinelulinvega

    Davinelulinvega Third Year

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    Listening to A long time until nowatm. Some American Soldiers transported back to the stone age. Not far along, so can´t say too much about it yet other than that I find it enjoyable.
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    BTW, can we do a sticky post with all the stories gathered that we got links to? Would make a nice, little library. I am super unfamiliar with how forum functions work.
     
  11. Aekiel

    Aekiel Angle of Mispeling ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    I watched a pretty good anime a few years ago called Zipang where a modern Japanese Defence Force destroyer is transported back to WWII on the first day of the Battle of Midway. The story focuses on whether they should assist Imperial Japan against the United States and the way they are gradually drawn into the war whether they like it or not
     
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