Recommendations female protagonist bystander

Discussion in 'I'm Looking For...' started by Blazingprincess, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Blazingprincess

    Blazingprincess Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2018
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    81
    Reading List:
    Link
    I wanna read a novel where a female protagonist just stands by and doesn't really partake in the drama like the book Kusuriya no Hitorigoto.
     
  2. SUNOFA

    SUNOFA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2017
    Messages:
    213
    Likes Received:
    132
    Reading List:
    Link
    What do you mean she doesn't partake in the drama? Isn't the MC here virtually guiding the drama?
     
    HoneyKiss and kiara8 like this.
  3. HappyHavak

    HappyHavak Daoist Whitenight

    Joined:
    May 16, 2017
    Messages:
    969
    Likes Received:
    1,029
    Reading List:
    Link
    Does starting drama count as partaking? Or can you partake only after the drama is in motion?
     
  4. HoneyKiss

    HoneyKiss Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2016
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    70
    Reading List:
    Link
    Maybe My Disciple Dies Yet Again?
     
    drewjn and Anra7777 like this.
  5. youseiki

    youseiki 『Loves Glasses』

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2017
    Messages:
    1,566
    Likes Received:
    921
    Reading List:
    Link
  6. SUNOFA

    SUNOFA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2017
    Messages:
    213
    Likes Received:
    132
    Reading List:
    Link
    :hmm::hmm::hmm::hmm::hmm::blobdead:
    I think the philosophy in this question made my brain short circuit...:sweating_profusely:
     
  7. drewjn

    drewjn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2015
    Messages:
    590
    Likes Received:
    435
    Reading List:
    Link
    I think the op means that he wants the mc to be an unbiased or disinterested observer. Likely forced into the situation, but not actively causing or starting it.

    In most jp and cn novels (that are not josei) women usually are stereotyped, cliche, and hyper reactionary; that is, if they aren't a dead fish or ornament/trophy trope.

    So I think that's what the op is getting at.
     
  8. samjack

    samjack Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2017
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    17
    Reading List:
    Link
  9. Anra7777

    Anra7777 Fujoshi, Hanaru’s Wifey

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2018
    Messages:
    312
    Likes Received:
    284
    Reading List:
    Link
    I second both “My Disciple Died Yet Again” and “Marielle Clarac’s Engagement.”

    Perhaps “Side Character Transmigrations: The Final Boss is No Joke”? The MC gets into a lot of shenanigans, and the focus of the story is on her, but she’s more of a spectator/wrecker of the original plot line, sometimes more from the sides.
     
    HoneyKiss likes this.