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  1. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Discussion When the plot veered off course....

    For Romance novels specifically, the more off course the better. Sadly, the worst parts of these books for me is usually the central...

    Oct 19, 2021 at 7:56 AM
  2. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Discussion Unique cultural items.

    This is all because you were taught using the wrong instruments. In most schools students are taught using either pencils when they're...

    Oct 18, 2021 at 8:08 PM
  3. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Discussion Unique cultural items.

    Normally, it's be a matter of the chopsticks being always at hand even in non-combat situations. But really, it's just to show off how...

    Oct 18, 2021 at 5:13 PM
  4. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Small Vent.

    I would! You don't have to be a professional reviewer to notice major problems in a book but this just doesn't happen consistently....

    Oct 18, 2021 at 5:11 PM
  5. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Discussion the power of novel rating/reviews.

    I wrote this the other day: What goes for the 5 rating is also largely true for the 1 rating. So the range of 2 to 4s are more useful...

    Oct 18, 2021 at 4:45 PM
  6. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Discussion Do long novels put you off reading?.

    It's a fantastic book so you can't call it a trap! However, this is a lesson that a chapter is not a chapter.

    Oct 18, 2021 at 4:31 PM
  7. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Recommendations Good kingdom building.

    It's mostly a matter of how much work the writer is willing to put into the story. Yeah, it's rare for amateur writers to go to such...

    Oct 18, 2021 at 6:33 AM
  8. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Discussion Short rant on reincarnation trope.

    I've seen this happen in wuxia fanfiction, but never in a proper wuxia novel. Are you sure you're not getting genres mixed up?

    Oct 18, 2021 at 2:23 AM
  9. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Recommendations MC doesn't know he is powerful.

    Ode to Gallantry The story is about a boy who never gets a proper education in even the basics of society; no literacy, no proper...

    Oct 17, 2021 at 8:49 PM
  10. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Discussion Unique cultural items.

    They still exist in a lot of places. Most Western banks have deemphasized them just as they've deemphasized personal cheques, but you...

    Oct 17, 2021 at 7:34 PM
  11. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Reviews, Ratings & The Weird Me~.

    The books on NU just aren't that good. There should be very few that can qualify as 5/5, so it's pretty fair to assume that anyone...

    Oct 17, 2021 at 7:13 PM
  12. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Small Vent.

    It can be completely normal for readers to miss tags or even genres. Here's the thing: these are user generated, and it's possible for...

    Oct 17, 2021 at 3:55 PM
  13. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Enjoyed the ending of a webnovel.

    I read it in Chinese. But it's the one case where you can just watch the TV show instead. It's so close to the novel that you're not...

    Oct 17, 2021 at 2:40 AM
  14. ToastedRossi liked Guan Zhong's post in the thread Discussion Translation Pet Peeves.

    And the dumb argument that comes after it about how i'M pResRVing thE FlaVOr oF tHe oRiGInaL. I really want someone who subscribes to...

    Oct 15, 2021 at 2:05 PM
  15. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Discussion Translation Pet Peeves.

    There are two major problems that I see. The first of these is when words are translated instead meanings being translated. The idea...

    Oct 15, 2021 at 8:29 AM