Discussion How dark do you like your novels?

Discussion in 'Novel General' started by DelicousAsFuq, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. DelicousAsFuq

    DelicousAsFuq Member

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    Greetings, this question popped up when I was writing my novel. And I decided to ask all of you, how dark do you like your novels?

    How much is just right?

    How much is too much?

    Which do you prefer more and why?

    Ex:
    Casual killing, but is not the main focus.

    Killing every few chapters like MGA.

    Mass killing like ATG.

    And how do you view it when the authors write about people being r'ped, but no r'pe scences?

    Such as, "this shitty young master goes around ruining girls."

    Thanks for being my test subject in advance ;)
     
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  2. VOLX98

    VOLX98 Well-Known Member

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    The darker the better. For me I like stories that leave you mind blown, not some scary horror movie or some senseless fighting and slaughter, but something dark that let's you look @Deep down into the human abyss.

    I shiver when reading such thrilling masterpieces.
     
  3. Linbe

    Linbe New member

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    I usually read it dark only in night cuz it affects my eyes....

    Ps:Nuf should have a night mode
     
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  4. FuRen

    FuRen [Winter Coldness]

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    Darker Than Black.
     
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  5. xtremeloldude

    xtremeloldude the slime guy

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    i'm fine with massacre and torture but if the mc starts raping people or if the heroine gets raped i'm out
     
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    0000000 [LEECHER][LECHER]

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    Ventablack baby~ let all the fetish and guro flows~ go like Dungeon Seeker, but pepper it with more dark~
     
  7. RickyTheKind

    RickyTheKind 『Double Biceps』『NUF's Best Otaku Reviewer』

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    Dark is good... No problem with it. As long its not NTR .. :ROFLMAO:
     
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  8. rav1980

    rav1980 Random Lurker

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    Not horror/gore/guro but violent and action packed is my cup o tea.
     
  9. DelicousAsFuq

    DelicousAsFuq Member

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    Lol, I guess people are not as weak hearted as I thought.
     
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  10. Guradu Gilgida

    Guradu Gilgida 【Gentleman】【Tembikar Demon】

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    Dark or not, I like a good novel.
    Shitty dark novel is shitty; good light novel is good.
    ... is light novel the opposite of dark novel?
     
  11. Azure

    Azure The True Blue Sky

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    As long as it's not edgy as fuck I'm fine with everything from dark to light. That said, I still despise rape and have gotten turned off from novels in the past because of it.
    Maybe 'turned off' isn't the right phrasing but whatever.
     
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  12. Vedastra

    Vedastra [The Generic Guy]

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    As dark as needed
    I don't like novel become dark because emo MC or over negative MC
     
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    Aternus Well-Known Member

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    I love dark worlds but not tragedic characters.

    Someone is having a decent or good time in these dark shitty worlds, why not the MC?
     
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  14. siwakotisaurav

    siwakotisaurav 『Queen Consort, reserved for Yuno』

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    Hmm as dark as the start of Dungeon Defense, but not as emo-dark as the last chapters of V3. And as long as the MC is "growing" be it his character or his power level, I don't care how many people he massacres. Well I like dark plot more if there is also some obsessive love sprinkled in
     
  15. AicilaXI

    AicilaXI Huh?

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    Doesn't really matter how dark it is, as long as it's integrated correctly. It depends on the world building. If it fits in with the world and the kind of traditions/beliefs/way of life then it's fine. If it feels like it's forced in or kind of moulded into the story just to make character X seem like a certain type of person, then it's not really very good.
     
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  16. LifeFrog

    LifeFrog {Frog In a Pond} {L.L Footstool on Strike}

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  17. Danis

    Danis {(Harem Sect Leader)}{Trickster}&{Lurker}

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    like PMG mc sect get rect but his harem and parent is ok (y)
     
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    I like the one that Dark in the board daylight(idk what to call), something like, a slice of life or comedy, easy going kind of stories but actually show the true dark nature of humankind. for me, just the killing and massacre are not that dark anymore.
     
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    elhessan [a nobody]

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    As dark as possible. But no NTR. I don't mind novel with massacre in it or even cruel depiction of torture. But never ever NTR. That is my only weakness. :(
     
  20. Yurika

    Yurika Senti Lumina

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    Killing is fine in novel for me but I hate the type of being betrayed in the last parts of then novel

    So Web Novel is the middle one?