Discussion The worst thing that happen in a novel

Discussion in 'Novel General' started by Anonymousse, Oct 8, 2017.

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Which one is the worst for a novel?

Poll closed Oct 15, 2017.
  1. Too cliche

    7.5%
  2. Too dull (no action/romance/suspense/twists/turns/etc)

    13.8%
  3. Too repetitive

    13.8%
  4. Too OP

    5.0%
  5. MC personality (arrrogance/lame/sadistic/etc)

    12.5%
  6. Decline story plot

    17.5%
  7. Bad publisher

    2.5%
  8. Bad reviews/ratings

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Bad translation quality

    10.0%
  10. novel genre (yaoi/yuri/etc)

    8.8%
  11. Etc .................

    8.8%
  1. Anonymousse

    Anonymousse Well-Known Member

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    Since all of us usually read a couple, tens, or hundreds novels already.
    What is worst thing happening to a novel that make you guys feel the worst and decide to drop/ not read a novel?

    PS: only for online/electronic novels. not for the print-out ones.
     
  2. Rae

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    The story goes repetitive, and the mc is arrogant, its frustating to read it imo.
     
  3. Reader5381

    Reader5381 Well-Known Member

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    I choose Too dull because I couldn't find the on haitus option!;):p
     
  4. Wayang Emperor The First

    Wayang Emperor The First 《The First Loli》《Cute Little Kid♡》

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    Arrogant, lame and stupid MC!!!!
     
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  5. Ignus

    Ignus Philosopher of Flames

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    I would say inconsistencies, but if the translations bad, I won't even read it long enough to figure out that there are inconsistencies..
     
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  6. J-Mitch

    J-Mitch ⚖ Tipping the Scales of the World

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    Too many things. Top ones.

    1. Repetition. Too much, and I go crazy and throw the damn book away. Figuratively, of course *caresses computer*

    2. The translation/editing quality sucks. .. If I can't understand it, I'm not reading past the first paragraph. In fact, even if I can understand it, but I end up having to fix the grammar in my head, I'll pass on the novel.

    3. MC becomes too overpowered. Or even if they become someone I just don't like.

    4. Story just boring. Nothing happens chapter after chapter.
     
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  7. Shikon

    Shikon Well-Known Member

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    To me, the worst is if the novel got dropped by the author.
     
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  8. akki

    akki [Ani's C☕ffee-mate #3] [Shady Merchant] [Thief]

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    The worst thing for me is when I'm reading a novel and enjoying it despite all the cliches and repetitiveness, but then the writer throws in something that's got nothing to do with anything. Or suddenly changes the mc's personality. Things that just happen for no logical reason ruin the story for me~
     
  9. dark_hero00

    dark_hero00 Well-Known Member

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    death of the author.
     
  10. Cosmic_

    Cosmic_ [Lazy Writer] [Novel Addict] [Novice Coder]

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    The MC carries the story. He/She is the one you’re rooting for and the POV you see through. If they become dislikable or make stupid decisions, everything can fall apart. Sometimes the side characters can make up for a bland MC who is only a viewpoint character, but having a side more interesting than the MC will only last you for so long before that side replaces the MC.
     
  11. Anonymousse

    Anonymousse Well-Known Member

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    that doesnt count since the author who drop it, not the readers. LoL...
     
  12. SpiralGust

    SpiralGust Well-Known Member

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    I hate ntr
     
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    juniorjawz Well-Known Member

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    Im taking Dullness > Repetitiveness.

    If the repetitiveness is not dull, its good. Else... :blob_coughblood:
     
  14. elengee

    elengee Daoist Ninefaps

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    NTR, so i guess the tags. (assuming it's mentioned before i start reading).
    Death of loved ones, tragedy, helplessness etc.

    Nothing is worse though, than having a forced massive harem but no romantic development, no decent interactions, no discerning traits between each female.

    Also, reincarnated MC with entire backstory only to end up not having any relevance to the story, where the character acts like a little kid and it's never mentioned again.

    Gender bending MC when they could've just gone with that gender to begin with, as they put no effort into the nuances that changing your gender would bring.

    Random skills and cultivation techniques that follow no pattern, have no long-term goal and eventually become obsolete after gaining them and never get used or forgotten by the author.

    Cockroach antagonists that keep getting saved for no good reason and decide to come back and do stupid things time after time. And these retards are still valued highly by heavenly sects.

    Too many cheats given at once, or too chuuni with the eye-powers, the corrupted arm turning black, heavenly flames and things like getting wings.

    Being called trash by everyone for being a single layer lower in cultivation, while you've only been cultivating for like a week or something.

    A character / waifu you care about only getting used for suspense, MC leaves her behind because it's safer, and she nearly gets raped and or killed, MC comes back in the nick of time and then leaves her again in a similar setting.
     
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  15. fuzor100

    fuzor100 Standby mode...

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    The only times when I drop a novel is because I lost the interest.
    Oh! And also the story sux!
     
  16. Anonymousse

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    Yep. thats probably one of the reason the novel on hiatus...
     
  17. darkshooter190

    darkshooter190 Lurker, I see and knows nothing

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    Translator going on hiatus.
     
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    Cupcake Ninja [Kind Sage][Lord Benevolence][ The Great Paragon]

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    He killed off Spring Grass. That heartless fucker.
     
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    arrogantyoungmaster 20 Nuf = 1 face slap to make your day better

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