Question Is it just me or is there an influx of yaoi novels

Discussion in 'Novel General' started by PercherTM, Jul 22, 2019.

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Has there been more yaoi and self insert romance novels about meeting some rich CEO or Mr./MsPerfect

  1. yes

  2. no

  3. yes to yaoi no to the second

  4. no to yaoi yes to the second

  5. idk

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  1. PercherTM

    PercherTM Well-Known Member

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    As the title states, recently I've run across more and more yaoi novels, ofc like any generic chinese yaoi novel their synopsis is so random you cant even figure anything out
    not to be homophobic ofc, personally i am a huge fan of personal freedom
    but i feel as though there has been a sudden increase in yaoi novels, before you would find a good novel through searching the new updates but lately it follows the same pattern,
    click a ok sounding title, yaoi, click back. look for another. yaoi. look for another. some weird romance story, look for another. Its your generic isekai but yaoi!
    Again nothing against gays but, just cause i dont mind them being gay themselves doesnt mean I will enjoy gay fujoshi fantasies
    So my question is, am i the only one who thinks there is an influx of yaoi novels and is that gonna be good or bad?
    EDIT
    The novel which made me finally question this
    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-boss-i-picked-up-all-fell-in-love-with-me/
    And "Filter this" isnt an answer, i know the button exists. I am asking whether this is a problem and whether is it my misconception its on the rise. Not "How to filter" thank you for trying tho
     
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  2. otaku31

    otaku31 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't know... I filter 'em out! :blobangel:
    As they say, Out of sight, out of mind. :blobwhistle:
     
  3. SquirFail

    SquirFail The One Who Forgets, Dreamer, Observer

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    frankly its been 3 months or so since i i noticed the influx of BL novels, the only thing that irritates me with it is that i know one of these days im gonna one of these because im drunk and doesnt have anything better to do
     
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    Xane Well-Known Member

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    I've had the same but also with Female Protagonist. Click a title and it's either Yaoi or Female Protag. Any romance where a male is the pursued/the pursuer and not the primary perspective character just doesn't work for me.
     
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  5. Japorea

    Japorea Well-Known BL Addict

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    Huh. Is it just me, or is there a lot of complaints about yaoi lately? Honestly, it's getting tiring. You can just filter 'yaoi' and 'shounen-ai', though so you don't have to bother clicking on a novel that is not to your taste. It's that simple.
     
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  6. Si Kucing

    Si Kucing Active Member

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    Yes to both and tbh.... i couldn't care less about gender..... don't get me wrong i'm heterosexual but the influx of many typical romance story that is either self insert or horribly written make me couldn't care less about it as long as it is interesting and properly written......
     
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  7. Wujigege

    Wujigege *Christian*Generous Penny-Pincher*Comedian

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    You should try I bought a boyfriend with a loan.
    Its a Japanese drama.
    I don't read such stories because sexual assault = romance in such stories but a different perspective is healthy. You should try to find one good novel that the male isn't the Protagonist.
    I am pretty sure Jane Austen's novels qualify
     
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  8. PercherTM

    PercherTM Well-Known Member

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    Not just yaoi tho, main focus yes but you cant really filter out "romance" cause there is good like some. and bad like "I bought this guy to do this cause of this"
    the problem is the lowering of the quality.
    it feels like most of these are the type of books that are better off burnt. from a literature stand of point. with how blatantly they go "X meets Mr.Perfect and gets raped. Now Mr.Perfect is obsessed with a normal random girl totes not based on the authors version of herself, when he can literally buy a truck of hookers prettier and with more personality"
    or "random nobody becomes Mr.Perfect doing the above."
     
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    keny2020j Well-Known Member

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    filter yaoi, shounen ai, josei and few other more
     
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  10. natsume142

    natsume142 Fan of Normie things

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    welp if the novel are good I am not complaining lol
     
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  11. pirateking36

    pirateking36 [[--------NIL--------]]

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    I feel that the number truly has increased lately
     
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    I filtered them when i started noticing it.
     
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  13. PercherTM

    PercherTM Well-Known Member

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    The main problem is. they arent. its blatantly a fujoshis wet dream. focus on the dream part cause dreams pretty much lack any directional sense.
    Most of their synopsis scream. "Read this for the smut and yaoi daydream. not to make any sense of the plot"
     
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  14. Amaruna Myu

    Amaruna Myu 『Nyan-chan』

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    there is an influx of bl only because other translators don't translate as quickly.
    as for the second, I absolutely hate them.
     
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    peanutbutter_J Well-Known Member

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    Yeah sometimes i wonder the same thing too.
    No character, no look, just a cardboard whatsoever but the pursuers are way out of his/her league with no specific reason.
    Well..even cardboard is better as sometimes their "naivety"(aka stupidity) just causing troubles here and there.

    Edit: maybe the pursuers are masochist
    *enlighten*
     
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    "sudden influx"

    Maybe if you meant like 2-3 years ago, there's been nothing sudden about it. More like a steady flow of an increasing amount.

    There was like 6+ months ago since the CEO spam started though, I remember one day suddenly entire NU page was just 20 different CEO novel releases (not yaoi though afaik) from the same site.

    First time I actually filtered a specific group (rather than genre or tag) because it literally took up over half of all the chapter releases...



    p.s. oh now that I think about it it was a while back (1 year ago maybe?) since I blacklisted yaoi, shounen ai, romance, josei, etc. because it was taking up too much space.

    So I haven't been seeing any releases since then, so I guess it could've had a sudden influx on top of the already high amount, but then I guess there's literally no other novel releases (which I doubt)...
     
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    Bloodysin28 Well-Known Member

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    Welp just used the filter and it works like a charm.
     
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  18. Shizun

    Shizun 《Jack of all trades》《Artist/Author》《Dao of Bledia》

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    It's just u. Jk.
     
  19. lucjanssens

    lucjanssens a very ¨rabbit¨ bunny

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    it is annoying
    i like a well written yaoi novel sometimes
    but those novels are anything but wel written
    i mean if i wan't to tread trash slash novels l would go to fanfiction . net
     
  20. Tsuru55

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    SquirFail stole the words i wanted to say.

    Yes it's been a few months since yaoi kept popping up with new series.