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. DragonMage18

    DragonMage18 Outcast

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    Most novels i have dropped are because of them being l8cked away behind paywall (QI).
    And i don't bother finding a decent mtl, or an agregator site with berable amounts of adds.
     
  2. CoffeeMonk

    CoffeeMonk Well-Known Member

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    Racism and extreme nationalism.

    I drop right away no use wasting my time.
    I get it that some certain people feel that they are superior but why try so hard to prove it in an amateur web novel...
     
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  3. Maid Chan

    Maid Chan [Professional]

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    So you atleast test drive one chapter and then drop it because now you have confirmed with your own eyes its yaoi?
     
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    Redmi Well-Known Member

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    Mainly because 'Plot went bad'. To a lesser extent, because I simply lose interest, or it become boring.
     
  5. Halmista

    Halmista Doctor of Books

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    -Sudden harem
    -Plot getting repetitive (MC gets to some plane of existence -> face-slap galore -> discovers treasure -> get stronger -> kill the evil god in that plane -> ascend to a higher plane of existence-> Back to square one)
    -No character development whatsoever
    -Just endless list of skills getting acquired by the MC. Even the plot turned into skill gathering plot
    -No tension (I hate most of the slow-life novels for this)
     
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  6. DankMCD

    DankMCD Active Member

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    Sometimes I just got bored of reading the novel
     
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  7. OrdinaryUser

    OrdinaryUser Simple Reader [Black Sheep]

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    I would try read those novel first ten chapters, if it's good on my taste then I would continue, if stories are not my taste or the stories gone downhill then I will stop reading it :cookie::blobowoevil_horns:
     
  8. apricotsoda

    apricotsoda Shy Shy Shy

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    I forgot the title of the original novel I used to read, I'm halfway through the current updates at that time when suddenly I realized I've fallen into a "Gay trap"(no offense).
    The male side characters were around 16-20 of age and they're attracted to the mc even when they were young(according to their povs).
     
  9. MagneticMagnet

    MagneticMagnet Well-Known Magnet

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    It's usually a combination of things for me. A better story has more leeway before the drop.
    -The story is generic and/or isn't going anywhere.
    -The story does something that I don't like, like NTR or yaoi
    -The story integrity is compromised, say, plotholes the size of Jupiter or liberal use of handwavium or plot armor.
    -Something is done wrong with characters. Mistreatment, annoying traits or neglecting too much the ones I want to read about.
    -Nationalism. It doesn't matter which nation/race it glorifies, there is no place for it in escapism.
    -Sometimes the translator's site is just too annoying to use or need to hop through too many loops.
     
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  10. Potato Tomo

    Potato Tomo Active Member

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    Where's the 'you can summarize the whole chapter in a paragraph filler' and it goes on the whole arc..

    Another is where the setting didn't manage to create the world it seems to need for the plot or too small for the story. It becomes uninteresting to read.
     
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  11. Simon

    Simon [The Pure One's Chief Steward][Demon Beast]

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    I dropped a novel I liked, just from the BS translator drama.

    e.g. someone didn't kiss my ass, so I'll release the chapter in another week.
     
  12. FranckOA

    FranckOA Killer Klown From Outer Space

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    If I got to add a few that are missing in the list and made me drop a novel, I'll say : "A new translator took over the novel, and is proudly releasing an unreadable brain bleeding MTL" and "The translator put so many anti-copy shenanigans on it's chapters that I can't read the novel confortably anymore"...

    [Edit] : I also found once a background bitcoin mining script on a translation website, I never read any of their translations there again.
     
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  13. PotatoZero

    PotatoZero Well-known Potato

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    Hmph, casual
     
  14. abewan

    abewan 〘Nishikigoi Dungeon〙

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    I drop a novel because its character change flipping like a pancake on a hot stove. I'm looking at you non-popular JP webnovel. :blobspy:
     
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    it was either the plot suddenly turn to shit, or update too slow chapter stacked indifinitely, or too good and won't feels to bad to end it, or paywalled
     
  16. Sherrynity

    Sherrynity 「Dead Inside, Fresh Outside」

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    The plot went bad because the latest plot twist actually came out of nowhere and ruined the story.

    It's nice of you to make a multiple answers poll
     
  17. listener

    listener Tony's Friend

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    same as you,
     
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  18. listener

    listener Tony's Friend

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    annoying / loser mentality / justice MC
    I hate this type of mc, who need someone to slapping him first, before he doing his thing
     
  19. tak

    tak ignorant but well-meant

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    *no idea what i did good but i get praised*
    [​IMG]
     
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    rhianirory Well-Known Member

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    number one reason is Idiot MCs. i can handle hot tempered and impulsive but when they're supposed to be in the 20 and have the IQ of a 10 year old i tend to drop.
    also when the story goes takes a sudden turn from action/mystery/horror and decides to become a romantic comedy out of nowhere (especially since the romance is mostly done very badly). if i wanted a romance novel i would have picked one with romance in the tags.