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. Insanityplea

    Insanityplea *Head Tilt*....*Fart*

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    Badly written side characters (2D, shallow, cardboard cutout, whatever you want to call em) or love interest (do they fall into side characters?)
     
  2. DudeBroEliteKid

    DudeBroEliteKid Active Member

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    So much foreshadowing that I know the story, or any foreshadowing at all sometimes.
    I don't know why but if the story is set in stone there simply isn't a point in reading, also applied to flashbacks if they aren't done really well.
     
  3. smallvest

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    My list:

    - the author is too unfair, like one repeatedly makes mistake and is still forgiven by MC
    - the tragedy comes one after another and BE
    - too much love rival
    - absolutely BE is a big no for me
    - also if the male lead is upright slag and mc persistently stupid
     
  4. Yolo Swag

    Yolo Swag Well-Known Member

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    voted plot twist, but really meant genre twist:
    story has no harem, YES! :D but after first arc, harem is assembled and mc is all about teaching the otherworld barbarians how japan/ china/ korea is best. goodbye! :LOL:
     
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  5. Hanten

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    MC turn into Good boi and help people who's in danger to promote peace 5 min after slaughtering that random young master enter family
     
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    -Novels that introduces a harem but the mc is incapable of doing anything or improving with it until suddenlly nearly the end he decides something
    -MC completely oblivious to feelings of the roines
    -Being against polyamory/polygamy for whatever reason even if the characters actually dont mind going for it
    -Keep repeating that MC is not into some people in the novel and all the time keep repeating things like (MC: "I'm not a lolicon!" "its my sister/mom/whatever" "Nah , just friends" )
    -Incapable of introducing some sort of character development or completely ignoring one even if it happened in the plot as a major event
    -MC constantly try to forgive for whatever reason some character that did some horrendous things and tries to put some "rightneous" in why he did that(i don't really always drop on this but man it pisses me off)
    -Excessive nationalism and antagonizing other countries(even when for some reason he is in another world and setting but he has to remember he comes from a godlike country, i don't mind if its just minor things tho)
    -Contanst ecchi/near hentai moments, just so to never happen anything or MC being completely ignorant or oblivious to everything or just to the girl suddenly say she doesnt want or something
    -Not really putting effort on its own work

    Thats some,but i would say its more things that make me want to drop novels because i usually continue reading and torturing myself while on it,boredom its a scare thing i guess
     
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  7. EnuoFH

    EnuoFH Active Member

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    ...because its intended to be?
     
  9. Maid Chan

    Maid Chan [Professional]

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    Not all yaoi author is into two macho men smothering each other with love so
     
  10. EnuoFH

    EnuoFH Active Member

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    Never said that, if it was like that traps would not be yaoi

    But futas are more like hermaphrodites so its not really a male i guess, at least i see a lot that they are not considered as such so calling it yaoi wouldnt really be the real thing, even if the character think of as a "he" this cases we go with the biological, i feel a little confused tbh
     
  11. Maid Chan

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    Some author just like a dash of femininess ig, either to make whatever they are doing seems ok or for a whole another reason. I've seen lot of manga like that. It's usually hardcore, but to tune it down they make the receiving end seems literally girly so its easier to the eye. Their drowning in pleasure face is more pleasant to the eye I mean (and easier to make by some author)
    Otherwise it will be like hua hua yo loung.
     
  12. Maid Chan

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    Man you either see futanari in yuri or yaoi. Never a normal one. Hence I said its perfectly intended. That way the emperor got himself a fragile concubine but also.... a yaoi fuel for the reader.
     
  13. Maid Chan

    Maid Chan [Professional]

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    WELL LET ME CONSULT PROFESSIONAL HERE @wtfkjp DO YOU THINK GIRL WITH DICK X MALE YAOI, OR NOT YAOI?
     
  14. wtfkjp

    wtfkjp ASDFGGWP

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    Quoting what a wiseman used to say

    if it got a dick, but he's cute, and you fap to it
    it's still gay
     
  15. Kalmaegi

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    There's one author I've completely blacklisted because of the gross discrimination and nationalism in their writing.

    And a romance novel where the main couple and the people around them keeps forcing the two to be together when it's really obvious they should just forget their past relationship and move on instead of rekindling an old flame. There's a reason it didn't work out. They just aren't suited for each other.

    "Protagonist Loyal to Love Interest" apparently means there's a bunch of girls infatuated with him (an unofficial Harem). Author, you spineless coward. Make it poly if you want it to be poly!
     
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    Magnatia Well-Known Member

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    Voted.

    Actually there are too many reasons for me to drop novels. All those options are legit tbh.

    Maybe the one reason for most novels i drop is about the momentum: whether the translator or the author doesn't post fast enough (or maybe both of them don't) or my RL activities preventing me to keep my reading momentum that when I finally have time to read, I'm already disinterested in continuing.
     
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  17. Kuro_0ni

    Kuro_0ni Ah~ the Beach!!

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    Most of the options listed on the poll, are reasons I'd drop a novel.

    Plot just goes bad, translator site ads are bad (usually on mobile), verbose writing which makes the plot slow, etc.

    I think if the story constantly drags itself, highlighting things which dont advance the story or provide meaning, makes me feel the chapter was a waste of my time...
     
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  18. GoldenGoddess

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    Laughed so hard OMG
     
  19. Yamcha

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    Boring plot is boring.
     
  20. McNoodle

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    I usually drop a novel because of the repetitiveness of the words the author uses to describe a character's looks or abilities and the character then being loved and worshiped by the high heavens but on the poll I chose the plot armor being over 9000 cuz that shit's just ridiculous! Now here's a pika blob. :pikablob:
     
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