Hello Newbies! A Welcome Thread for You Reader!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by FlowingSong, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. Naruin

    Naruin [Dada's New Employee][ex-NAH owner]

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    yes yes! its cool indeed!! *winks*
    so.. how great is that science of dum dum? +.+
    is that difficult to learn? +.+
    dun worry! anything is possible and accepted here in nuf.. well not really anything.. *points to the nuf rules n regulation*
    but still! the dum dum within u is acceptable!!
    welcome! ☆〜(ゝ。∂)
     
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  2. ACTS1966

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    Yes thank you not many appreciate the dum dum science like I do.
    Anyway I shall explain it to yous at a later date, sorry for the inconvenience.
    Oh yes sorry I forgot *wink with perfectly normal eyes"
     
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  3. Lunamelt

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    Is dum dum actually able to be explained or like the force, Zen, and black holes only perceived when you are aware of the elements that bend around it?????
     
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    Nice to meet you.
     
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  5. ACTS1966

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    Yes the dum dum is a type of energy gathered from reading particular dum novels that are just so dum that the novel can't contain the energy. If the energy is truly harnessed, a person can become a true dum dum immortal. That is what I aim for, to become an elusive dum dum immortal.
     
  6. Troublesomeone

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    Thanks! I read... a diverse range. Usually it's the characters and writing style, something that I can only filter through trial and error that gets me interested. I also love world building, so fantasy/sci fi are lots of fun. It would be more accurate to say the genres I dislike; harem, isekai and comedy. I do not mind a bit of humour, but I prefer bleaker, more serious tones, and any story that props itself up on comedy is just... exhausting.

    As is the case for probably a fair few people here, I came to light novels from manga, from anime. So I'm familiar with a lot of tropes, despite being a novice at the medium. I am, however, a prolific reader of western novels.
     
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  7. Naruin

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    ahh.. i see.. how about magic? do u like those novels with a mixture or magic and science like lets say.. advent of archmage? or release that witch?... wait.. i think RTW is harem.. (/.\)
     
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    It really depends, once again. I haven't read the two titles you've listed, but magic can vary greatly from book to book. When it comes to CN webnovels, I don't know where to start. They're so long! And the descriptions, more often than not, appear incomprehensible out of context. I have no idea where to start, as there's so many.

    For world-building, I enjoyed 12 Kingdoms (technically isekai, but has non of those negative tropes) and Seirei no Moribito (which only has one volume officially translated into English - the anime version is also magnificent).I'm currently reading Rakuin no Monshou and it's holding up too. These stories, however, appear to be in the minority. Magic is present, but there's no RPG-type level-upping, which I find removes a lot of potential depth. I like magic; a lot can be done with it, when implemented effectively. Incidentally, they're all JP-novels, but that's purely coincidence. I have yet to branch out.


    I also like stories where the characters suffer, are not OP, but still have a purpose/will, and where there is a chance of death and tragedy. Action, war, sci fi, such like. Unfortunately, these genres seem infested with harems. To clarify, it's not harems themselves that are irritating - it's that many stories appear to exist purely for the purpose of adding to them. And the subsequent objectification of these 1 dimensional girls that really don't need to be there. After so many negative experiences, I avoid them on principle. I could also just be looking in the wrong places.
     
  9. Naruin

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    *likes!*
    ohh.. rakuin no monshou.. true.. thats a good one.. how about grimgar of ashes and snow? its a serious one too.. oh.. like filler events huh..
     
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    >.< Ironically, that's the only one I didn't list, but have read. Until about volume 5, where I decided it was beginning to decline.
     
  11. Lunamelt

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    Dum dum de dum! I am embracing the energy...
     
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    Snoweee here!

    I actually joined novelupdates last year with the purpose of saving all my favourite novels in my reading list ( and also because I am SHY) . It is just recently that I decided to mingle around social media or sites like this to share my thoughts as I started living alone... (I need friends lmao!! ).

    Anyways I reallyyy love web-novels so much that I wanted to learn different languages to understand those stories without waiting for translation updates or racking my brains to understand MTL... i love both novels that has a ancient and modern settings as long as the
     
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    welcome to the forum and have fun here
     
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    Hello everyone,

    You can call me with my username Faisling.
    Originally from France, my English needs to be improved, however I am an amateur writer.
    I appreciate escape from reality by reading.
    The work that I appreciate the most is a Haruki Murakami novel entitled "Kafka on the shore".

    Nice to meet you.
     
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    Welcome to NUF
     
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    Hello!

    sorry for my english... I'm not good at it..
    I'm korean living in South korea
    You can call me Tara!
    Hobbies/interests: Reading? I'm here to read some chinese novels.
    Genres you read often/tags you often look for:
    Fantasy/Romance/BL. I also read a lot of these kind novels written in korean so I'm shifting to chinese. If you have something to ask about korean novels just feel free to ask
     
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    Welcome to nuf and may you have a fun stay here
     
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    Me: Addicted to novels and comics.
    Love creativity.
    I like novels which has new plots and would be broken heart if I find the same plot in other novels.
     
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    Name: irl name is reyna. But just call me floof or pope. Either or.

    I like cooking, reading, jumping repeatedly in one place, and fanfiction.

    I love apocalypse and post- apocalypse where they dont worry about the civilisation. Because ima be honest i was dealt a bad hand in life and kinda like the freedom apocalypse mcs have.

    Also like isekai. For the same reasons
    Also i love power trip mcs. I like it when they gain power and use it to enforce their freedom to do what they want. Dont really like novels where they are given some overall mission to complete

    I absolutely HATE harems. I just do. Im cool with the occasional fling but harems? i just hate them. Which is why i usually have a hard time finding any apocalypse or isekai novels that suit me.
     
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    Akos Esthoth

    Love anime manga and light novels.
    I started writing a light novel at the beginning of the year and am almost finished and now want to show it to people so I am here to get some exp.