Discussion Plot Development that make you drop a novel

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  1. Fluffy Jellyfish

    Fluffy Jellyfish Anti-Harem Sect Elder

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    After I read many novels, sometimes there is something in the novel that make me decide to instantly drop a particular novel because of a sudden development, moment or the gradual plot progression of the novel.

    For me :

    - After showing how the MC stay and interact with one heroine, suddenly he makes the MC sleep with another woman. I mean, how tf an author can make a plot development like that?

    Advent of the Archmage, Immortal Mortal

    - A MC that suddenly become edgy, murderer, massacring a lot people and still imposing himself as a Hero of Justice or imposed his own ideal to others and making his ideal as the only one truth because he has the power to backup it.

    Against the Gods

    Feel free to share the things that make you drop a novel. If you want to give novel example and why you drop it, please make a spoiler box so others don't feel disturbed :sweating_profusely:
     
  2. LaDyViL

    LaDyViL New Member Staff Member

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    Middle of the whole story: MC raped by someone else, forced into a sexual/intimate relationship with someone else, Love Interest in a sexual/intimate relationship with someone else, MC and Love Interest reconciled at one point later on

    Me~>(╯°□°)╯︵(\ .o.)\ <~author
     
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    zloi medved Well-Known Green Tea Bitch

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    Rape/sexual assault from an overbearing ML framed as romance.

    What Chinese authors say: this ML is overbearing.
    What Chinese authors mean: this ML is a fucking rapist and should be convicted.
     
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    LeakLeaf Well-Known Member

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    this is just the norm in Chinese novels that's why i dropped like 90% of them
     
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    Dacendaren Well-Known Member

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    when one of the bad guys who gets stomped by the mc comes back time and time again each time stronger than the mc even though the mc is supposed to have pretty much the best luck/talent in the novel, like one or two times is ok but when it happens more than that im like really? they escaped again?
     
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  6. noriga

    noriga Smile ..

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    When author sucks MC cocks
     
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    chencking [Daolord Grammar Nazi]

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    Hypocrisy. I hate hypocrisy. I stuck through hundreds of chapters of MGA's death throes until the author let slip that in Chu Feng's eyes, stupid women are geniuses but smart men are idiots. And to top it off, Chu Feng thought himself a genius. It drives me crazy when stupid MCs keep monologuing about how smart they are. MGA and Ancient Godly Monarch both had bad cases of that.

    The worst, though, is when the author gives the MC ethics armor. Whatever barbaric injustice the MC commits, the author will slip in a quick flashback to justify it. Or the victim might rattle off a quick threat so the MC can justly murder him and steal all his belongings. Ancient Godly Monarch did this once or twice, and I dropped it 2 chapters later. HSSB did a great parody of the ethics armor though.
     
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  8. Warlock Of The Void

    Warlock Of The Void Well-Known Member

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    He never loses his V card
     
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  9. Master

    Master [Old Pervert]

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    I live by my life long motto, "if it's free, I don't care".

    :blobmelt:
     
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    Aisha Ann Well-Known Member

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    99% Chinese novel had rapist male lead. Chinese people/author called its romance. I honestly think they don’t know how romance or realitionship work. Their brain is full of with rape or pervert thing
    I hate rape romance novel. Hope that author get rape by someone or author get arrest by police for wrote trash disgust rape novel
     
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    michael.kx5 Well-Known Member

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    MC doesn't learn from his mistake:
    "A level 1 skeleton" is the best example, he is a bit edgy and always blames everyone else when something goes wrong or not as he wants it to be. Got defeated by the gods, rescued by one of his less loyal subjects, doesn't even thank her for exchanging her own life for his and instead complains about the place she took him to, proceada to make exactly the same decisions that led to his downfall last time.
     
  12. ahuramagina

    ahuramagina Former Hero Kitty, doing a lot of selfie

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    If it gets too much info dump that lasts more than 5chapters. Or too much SoL thats really nothing worth mentioning happening.
     
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    Asf 《《The aria of souls》》

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    Wow. Didnt know that guy is such a jerk. Lol
     
  14. otaku31

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    I drop a novel if I find it slow-paced. I don't mind waiting for 10-15 chs for it to gain momentum, but I'm not going to wait 50-100 chs for it to get interesting. Also hate character inconsistency, esp. when a supposedly indifferent MC decides to play savior.

    Other reasons include rape (by MC), indications of harem, impulsiveness (of MC) bordering on stupidity, inconsistency (when author forgets what he previously wrote), etc.

    Another rare reason would be MC putting his fingers into too many pies. I just wanna read about an MC with a single-minded focus on cultivation/Dao comprehension, rather than going thru ch upon ch of him perfecting alchemy, pill-refining, etc.
     
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    Girls sudden thirst for mc. Instadrop.
     
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    Cutter Masterson Well-Known Super-Soldier

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    I totally agree. I can understand an antihero can be thought of as evil, but most often it’s a hero working for the side everyone thinks is evil. But most often they are really the good side. A hero killing intelligent beings without a thought is my definition of evil. It’s one thing killing beings who kill others, but it’s totally different killing because you feel slighted. A hero should be above the petty level of that sort of behavior.
    Don’t get me wrong their are a few novels I love, but have MC with compromising dispositions. They love to kill. But every time I see them start killing. A part of me wants to drop the novel. The only reason I still read them is because the pro still out weight the con.
    This is my pet peeve.
     
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    Fluffy Jellyfish Anti-Harem Sect Elder

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    Chapter 1183-1184
     
  18. Fluffy Jellyfish

    Fluffy Jellyfish Anti-Harem Sect Elder

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    Wtf, what novel is this? :blobastonished:
     
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    Mc gets slaves, slaves go yandere/yangire for him without brains just suddenly decided that the people mc left because wasn't worthy are a nuisance to her/them and it must be disposed of because it was the enemy once.

    Three chapters mc finally gets his caring family he didn't get in the past life, parents decide to act as bait for the monster horde.

    Mc loses important girl/pet/only link to it's past just because he needs to grow and get accustomed to the world of fantasy being a shitty god/goddess/divine entity (author) only method of entertainment.

    Mc can only think tits, tits, tits, tits, I want to suck hers, hers and hers too because I gain skills by breastfeeding. It wasn't even R18!!! I understand an R18 with brainwashing skill since baby because the only plot is sex, but on a normal one it's boring 40 damned chapters of breastfeeding. After that? Was there a plot outside author having a fetish for big breasts with pink nipples and breastfeeding?
     
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    The thing i hated the most was repeated NTRs just like the case in Gate of Good Fortune plus when the mc or the author always starts praising the mc itself,I find those type creepy and I drop them, just like Advent of Archmage
    And one thing more ,the author of Gate of Good Fortune and immortal mortal is a dick ,Like wheneve I see it's his novel I definitely give it a zero.
    And I hate repeated and recycled plot like PMG(Peerless Martial God) ,provoke ,kill the trash , repeat
     
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