Discussion What's the reason you dropped a novel?

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What's the reason you stop reading a novel?

Poll closed May 10, 2019.
  1. Plot went bad

    68.1%
  2. Forgot the novel title

    10.9%
  3. Forgot last chapter read

    15.7%
  4. Forgot the story but don't want to re-read

    20.1%
  5. Haven't read for a while & there's too much to chapters catch up

    20.5%
  6. Too much ads on translator site

    22.3%
  7. Don't like the plot twist

    23.6%
  8. Read the spoiler so no need to read the novel

    7.9%
  9. Site is not mobile friendly

    12.2%
  10. Misclick reading list & too lazy to find out the correct read chapter

    5.7%
  11. Stockpile chapter forever

    21.8%
  12. Love it too much, don't want it to end

    11.4%
  13. Repetitive plot

    48.9%
  14. Fav character is mistreated by author

    16.2%
  15. Slow updates

    27.5%
  16. Excessive discrimination

    25.3%
  17. Slow plot

    17.0%
  18. Character change

    10.5%
  19. Sudden hateful tropes (NTR rape etc etc)

    37.6%
  20. Paywall

    30.6%
  21. Bad translations

    25.8%
  22. Hate MC character

    22.3%
  23. Tried reading, doesn't like it

    29.3%
  24. Writing is too good, hate the villain too much

    0.9%
  25. Novel is discontinued

    24.9%
  26. Inconsistency or plot holes

    25.8%
  27. Plot armor >9000

    15.7%
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  1. tak

    tak ignorant but well-meant

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    What's the reason you stop reading a novel?
    FYI the options are the reasons i've drop a novel, if you have a different reason please comment
    Edit: forgot to add my most ridiculous reason to drop a novel: the writing is too good
     
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  2. Bad Storm

    Bad Storm "So we're caught up in drama"

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    I decided to stack the chapters indefinitely... I never got the chance to binge read them...
     
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  3. tak

    tak ignorant but well-meant

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    Come to think of it.. I also have a few novels like that, but I haven't read those
     
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  4. wtfkjp

    wtfkjp ASDFGGWP

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    its yaoi

    edit:
    now for the real reason, novel story progess is slow or non existent
     
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  5. One Perfect Veteran

    One Perfect Veteran [Eve's Birdie] [Galaxy Conqueror]

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    I read too much and when the novel was coming to the end I became too sad and stopped to forever leave it unfinished...
    Yeah, I know it is super stupid, but so what?:blobflag::blobflag::blobnobully::blobnobully:
     
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  6. tak

    tak ignorant but well-meant

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    PLOT TWIST!:blobjoy:
    So you love it too much you don't want to end? That's so sweet
     
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  7. grish99

    grish99 [Pelican Hater] [Hater of Face-Slapping]

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    when the novel started drown in face slaps
    repetition
     
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    raysha18 [Blank]

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    When one of the characters that i am shipping with mc dies or wasn't picked.

    Well, most of the reasons are already stated above.
     
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  9. grish99

    grish99 [Pelican Hater] [Hater of Face-Slapping]

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    Im still scared to read novels that are finished
     
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    R0 New Active Well-Known Member

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    Usually because the novel probably slipped off my hands.
     
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    Kiriharu Well-Known Member

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    plot becoming repetitive. same shit happening just with different place and cast
     
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  12. Jigoku Shounen

    Jigoku Shounen An Envoy From Hell

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    Many reasons:
    • Plot went bad, like Really bad. Or maybe not that bad, but personally I don't like how the plot will go anymore.
    • The Updates......slow updates that will take forever to finish. Or "curse" novels.
    • When you think you know whatever the incoming arcs will be because of the repetitiveness.....and you don't like those repetitive arcs.
    That's only some that I could think of for now.
     
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  13. tak

    tak ignorant but well-meant

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    How lol
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    Kirill New Member

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    Most of the time because of the unbearable protagonist or the highly questionable plot.

    2 special circumstances were because of site's layout.

    1st, there's this huge empty space covering half of my phone. It's supposedly for ads but I was using ad block so it was empty. That half empty space was freaking eye catching & bothersome because i could only read the chapter on the top half of my screen.

    2nd insane amount of redirect ads. i had to close 4 tabs of redirected ads before managing to get to the chapter
     
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  15. Anra7777

    Anra7777 Fujoshi, I don’t know no Hanaru (;´༎ຶД༎ຶ`)

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    My number one reason for dropping a novel is if I can’t stand or can no longer stand the main relationship. Good world building, an interesting twist, or an interesting character will sometimes get me through, but not always. I can tolerate it a bit better if I hate either only the MC or the ML. If I dislike both, I’m going to drop it much quicker.
     
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  16. lnv

    lnv ✪ Well-Known Hypocrite

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    The number 1 reason Ive dropped novels is due to how harems are handled, even more so when they went polygamy.

    While I'm not exactly a fan of harem, I can tolerate it most of the time, but some stuff goes below my botom line
     
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  17. Anra7777

    Anra7777 Fujoshi, I don’t know no Hanaru (;´༎ຶД༎ຶ`)

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    Eh, I do that sometimes too. It’s one of the reasons I’ve never watched the last season of Downton Abbey.
     
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    LaDyViL New Member Staff Member

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    Some tropes would make me stop. While I persevered sometimes, most of the time these days I just move them to my stack list and forgot all about them. Some of the reasons are:

    • NTR
    • MC/LI marrying someone else while still pining for each other aka cheating
    • MC/LI in a relationship but cheated with other people
    • MC got nerfed
    • Excessive discrimination by MC more so if it's related to RL, this includes political, racism, religious, feminism etc
    • Pushover MC
    • Weak, crybaby, can't do anything but cry, martyr complex, hero complex, holy mother complex MC
    • Author justifying MC/LI's criminal acts and their partners accepting those with a "it can't be helped I still love you" attitude
    • Surprise dogblood plot twist
    :sweating_profusely:Among many others...
     
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  19. Lswarmruler

    Lswarmruler 『Contrast HERO Chaos』《The Absolute Justice》

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    Well i often temporary drop novels when the story doesnt have any interesting plot and challenge happening, then i probably will try pick it up again after tens of new chapters released.

    But will permanently drop novels when the mc change attitude from righteous into evil, from smart to dumb, or from loyal to harem chaser. Also if the story doesnt feel going anywhere in ~50 chapters.
     
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  20. tak

    tak ignorant but well-meant

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