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  1. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Discussion Unnecessary romance in novels.

    See, I like reading bad novels just fine, but I can't see much reason for looking them the same way I'd look at books that actually show...

    Aug 15, 2022 at 6:15 AM
  2. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Discussion Unnecessary romance in novels.

    The point is that these books are intrinsically bad to begin with. They can't be salvaged with character interactions or anything like...

    Aug 15, 2022 at 12:19 AM
  3. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Question Can someone assist me with this Chinese term.

    大佬 can be used in different contexts, but most of the time it's related to its usage as the term for video game boss. So in that...

    Aug 14, 2022 at 5:32 PM
  4. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Resolved How to translate 乖.

    乖 basically means "behave" as a request. Its a cutesy term so it's a term of affection whenever it's applied to adults. Think of it as...

    Aug 14, 2022 at 5:23 PM
  5. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Discussion Unnecessary romance in novels.

    While I've seen plenty of books get ruined by a romance, I've mostly encountered this in female-oriented Romance novels. These books...

    Aug 14, 2022 at 5:14 PM
  6. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Share the most absurd novel quotes you have found.

    Nope. It's Finnegans Wake and it was written in 1939.

    Aug 13, 2022 at 2:39 AM
  7. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Share the most absurd novel quotes you have found.

    "a way a lone a last a loved a long the / riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodious...

    Aug 13, 2022 at 2:25 AM
  8. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Discussion Editing finished novel, manga etc..

    I hate this idea unless it's done as a joke. Basically what you have is a random person making changes willy-nilly to a story and...

    Aug 11, 2022 at 5:26 PM
  9. ToastedRossi liked Baldingere's post in the thread Discussion What is your biggest ick in a novel?.

    It irks me when characters do f**ked up stuff and the story glosses over it or continues to present them in a good light, and we're...

    Aug 11, 2022 at 2:19 PM
  10. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Discussion Do you read everything?.

    I suspect that anyone who says that they read everything either lying or just aren't introspective enough to realize what they're...

    Aug 11, 2022 at 5:47 AM
  11. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Discussion where did this trope begin?.

    While not quite the same thing, the story of Fan Li and Xi Shi share a lot of similarities, and this story dates back more than 2000...

    Aug 11, 2022 at 5:40 AM
  12. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Recommendations Female lead no romance.

    I like books like this, and I can think of a few, but they're all either non-translated or undertranslated. I can give you Chinese...

    Aug 9, 2022 at 6:01 PM
  13. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Discussion Plagiarism and Webnovels.

    On the legal front plagiarism is a pretty murky affair, and what does and doesn't count is going to differ by jurisdiction. Generally...

    Aug 9, 2022 at 5:34 PM
  14. ToastedRossi replied to the thread Discussion Plagiarism and Webnovels.

    Generally speaking the test for what qualifies as plagiarism is a lot more strict than this. Think of it this way: if you were assigned...

    Aug 8, 2022