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. SageRozenburg

    SageRozenburg [Not a pervert][Not Suspicious]

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    Rinse and repeat plot, same cliche event, only different bad guys, and place, but same old offend even more influential young masters.
     
  2. Sefferis

    Sefferis Well-Known Member

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    A lot of the novels I dropped had a nice premise but within a few chapter they turned generic... While this is a common isekai-problem, I found this in a lot of chinese romance novels too. So, basically "plot went bad"
     
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  3. kelkel1133

    kelkel1133 「Polymath」「Mathematician 」「 Apathy 」

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    MC suddenly changing his worldviews. I hate those
     
  4. dontwanttotell

    dontwanttotell Well-Known Member

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    Too much angst. I can take some of it but if every chapter is angsty and there is no sign of it ever ending than I drop it. The other reasons are mentioned above
     
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  5. arsl31

    arsl31 Well-Known Member

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    When the author dies or when the project is stalled or discontinued (usually webnovels getting a light novel adaptation). I dropped Zero no Tsukaima on volume 20. I don't want myself to read then leave myself unsatisfied forever.
     
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  6. Prion

    Prion Active Member

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    I dropped AWE after 350 chapters, because it became too cringy(embarrassing).
     
  7. Maraderchik

    Maraderchik Well-Known Member

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    Inconsistent plot. There's a time when quality in power > quantity, but then it doesn't work or vice versa. Then times when MC is millionaire and can buy everything but next time all his money count for nothing. Powerlevel inconsistencies, while you can't win enemy 2 realm above you no mater what, but in next 100 chapter MC or someone else killed a bunch of these people with ease.

    So basically my answer is Inconsistency.
     
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  8. TamaSaga

    TamaSaga Well-Known Member

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    When the pairing becomes obvious but it's not one I wanted
     
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  9. Maid Chan

    Maid Chan [Professional]

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    Ohhh how i love the smell of obviousness in the evening ...
     
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  10. Invisalats

    Invisalats The Bearded One

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    I normally drop a novel if it is a horrible translation or if certain tropes are used repeatedly in the first 300 chapters. Only novel I dropped just because the mc completely disgusted me was AST.

    I'm real lenient when it comes to web novels but some just deserve to be deleted.
     
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  11. one eye

    one eye Aspire to became NEET

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    Drooped by Tl, does it count?
     
  12. wtfkjp

    wtfkjp ASDFGGWP

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    hahaha
    i wish it was a joke

    but theres just such novel that borderline you couldnt call it yaoi

    because

    mc is reincarnated as female from being a male, and some excuse hes being feminine
    then after that one chapter introduction
    as if that chapter didnt exists, the mc act just how a girl does with no transision of getting used being a girl
    then few chapter later she love story
    BOI, THAT WAS SOME TRAP

    next one is, a grill playing a male character by error or fortune, you cannot play as diff gender of real life gender
    and some dude fell inlove and kissed in public
    IM NO AGAISNT LGBT RELATIONSHIP BUT BOI SEEING OR IMAGINING 2 MALES GETTING IT TOGETHER REPELS ME AS A STRAIGTH MALE

    also have you seen NO.6 anime?
    i feel betrated on the last episode

    anyway, i dont really look at reviews,tags or demographic, i read it as long as the synopsis looks good or refreshing, im into it
    i did learned my lesson, and thank god for nu tag filtering, my homepage is free of yaoi, unless another trap secretly got in
     
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  13. youseiki

    youseiki 『Loves Glasses』

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    When it's getting boring + laziness
     
  14. Maid Chan

    Maid Chan [Professional]

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    Ignore review, TAGS ,and such? Then you will be someone who fell for this :)
    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/secret-nights-in-the-inner-palace/
    She looks moe doesn't see?
     
  15. Maid Chan

    Maid Chan [Professional]

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  16. Evil_Ginger

    Evil_Ginger 『Lawful Neutral』『Cheese Master』

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    When MC rapes, and I do mean with the hard r, you know. When a character does something heinous and mean, I lose my connection with that character. It has caused me to drop several stories, such as killing innocent children and women, eating/killing their own pet for failure to follow orders, and complete disregard for other people.
     
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  17. Maid Chan

    Maid Chan [Professional]

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    Im screenshooting this .The heartache is real and pure .
     
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  18. suncust

    suncust I love all fluffy things! ~

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    Too much dues ex machinas that went so out of hand it's so hard to read anymore...

    I also hate it when the author keep resetting mc power to zero cos mc powered up too fast, either that or keep pulling out stronger and stronger enemies out of his ass..
     
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  19. PedoBear Version 2.0

    PedoBear Version 2.0 「 Lvl. 69 Legendary Pantsu Hunter !」

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    "Because i can no longer bear to see how pathetic Japanese mc are.... "
     
  20. norach212

    norach212 Unknown being

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    Where is the "too many plot armor" vote options? i hate plot armor