The NUF Book Club for English Original Web Novels

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  1. Arcturus

    Arcturus Cat, Hidden Sith Lord

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    I have decided to create a book club on NU dedicated to increasing the knowledge and spreading awareness of Western Original webnovels. They are frequently in my opinion underrated or simply written off as bad by many members of the forum. So in order to encourage interest in these budding authors and their novels, some of which I find to be far better than those currently translated, this group was created.

    The plan for the group will be, depending upon the current length of the novel we read, to spend a month for each novel we read (unless it's completed at the length of say Worm, in which case we will probably need more time), though depending upon how fast the members read, we may shorten or lengthen this. The idea is that we discuss as we go along and for those who may have read the novel before, try to find and expose new and interesting parts that may not be fully appreciated on first glance

    To Join, simply comment in this thread about your desire to join, and I will add you. Same with the desire to leave (not that anyone has yet!)

    For a novel to be nominated, it will require a nomination and a second (when we get more members in the club, it will require more votes to become a nominee) with each member being able to nominate and second one novel each. Nominations and seconding will be done in this thread or by pm to myself. All novels that are nominated will go through a vetting process done by a group moderator and if I decide that the novel should not be the focus of the group, it will not proceed through to the voting stage (though I will discuss with the nominating member the reason why I feel the novel should not be included and you will have the opportunity to change my mind(. The process of nomination and seconding will last three days. Please tag a moderator when making a nomination or second

    Each novel that we read will receive it's own thread in the novel discussion subforum and the voting for which novel we read will occur over a three day period as well in the form of a poll on the thread. Depending upon the length of the list of nominees, members may vote for between 1-3 novels on the list. The final vote will occur on a google forms poll which will be created by a group moderator and will last three days as well. Depending upon the number of nominees there will be between 2-4 finalists and each member will have one vote The one with the most votes wins and in the case of a tie with be determined by RNG (Not @DCLXVI )




    Any general discussion about the group and novels may be done on this thread, along with the nomination process. Please refrain from derailing this thread or any of the novel discussions too far, though oblique, yet related topic discussion is still encouraged.








    Old Updates
    Nominated novels that have no seconds: Don't Feed the Dark, The Gods are Bastards, Void Domain, and Black Sheep Prince.

    Confirmed novels (will vet soon): A Practical Guide to Evil, Super Powereds, I was Reincarnated as a Magic Academy, Demon's Journey, Don't feed the Dark, The Salvation War
    Confirmed Novels(will update):Demon's Journey, Salvation War, Taint
    First Novel:A Practical Guide to Evil
    Second Novel: Demon's Journey?
    New Updates!
    We will be likely moving onto our second book, Demon's Journey shortly!
     
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  2. Parth37955

    Parth37955 NU #4, [MVP Mod], Final Boss, Dark Dealer Staff Member

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    >_>
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    sign me up.
     
  3. Hate

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    @akki is the leading member \o/
     
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  4. AliceShiki

    AliceShiki 『Hell's Assistant Manager Lv 1』

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    Sign me in! I want to participate on it Arc-chan! Even if I know no western webnovel yet!

    And here goes my clear score of 1000 posts... Might as well go back to check a few threads I have been avoiding.
     
  5. shad12ow

    shad12ow 『AG Guildmaster』

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    Yes, I want to join~!
     
  6. Bielt

    Bielt 『Planets Eater』『The Sin of Animosity』

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    Please sign me up Arc ^^
     
  7. Linbe

    Linbe New member

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    I wanna join...but when you say western novels do you mean the online ones or the published ones like black prism and all...
     
  8. LifeFrog

    LifeFrog {Frog In a Pond} {L.L Footstool on Strike}

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    here to sign up ~ :3
     
  9. Rreelentless

    Rreelentless Captain Colonel Admiral Major General

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    so wait you want to encourage more people reading original web novels by getting everyone who read's them to talk amongst yourselves?

    that seems counter productive
     
  10. Arcturus

    Arcturus Cat, Hidden Sith Lord

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    It is for webnovels as clearly stated in the OP and the title. Unfortunately many NUF members simply do not have access or the finanical resources to access Western published novels without resorting to quasi-illegal methods which I would prefer to avoid encouraging.
     
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  11. Zero300

    Zero300 『Mask Maker』『Kamen Rider Khaos』『Demon Immortal』

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    sure...i need some inspiration for my novels
     
  12. Linbe

    Linbe New member

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    oops...sorry i did not notice that...
    But then which all novels are considered western because there are novels in RRL which can be called western but most people on Nuf don't consider them western...
     
  13. notnoel

    notnoel Active Member

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    I'd love to join, sign me up!(^^)
     
  14. Arcturus

    Arcturus Cat, Hidden Sith Lord

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    Ah, but the goal is to by creating a community that discusses and enjoys these novels, we help to to encourage our fellow readers and also help others to read in places they might otherwise avoid. I am well-known for having an aversion to RRL, but if a novel that is selected is from RRL, I will read it.
     
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  15. seriouslynope

    seriouslynope [Armoured Madman][Ninja Hobo of War]

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    Count me in.
     
  16. Arcturus

    Arcturus Cat, Hidden Sith Lord

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    Would your name and avi be referencing Worm perchance?
     
  17. AliceShiki

    AliceShiki 『Hell's Assistant Manager Lv 1』

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    No, it's to encourage people to read, and to encourage discussion in general.

    I for example never read a single western webnovel, and I really liked Arc-chan's idea.
     
  18. Linbe

    Linbe New member

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    Dropped novels or novels which have not been officially dropped but updations are almost nonexistant....Can novels like that also be nominated...
     
  19. Linbe

    Linbe New member

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    Really...not even one?
     
  20. Starving Soldier

    Starving Soldier Retired Captain, Marrying Overlyfriendly

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    I'll join if it doesn't require much work besides reading.