Discussion WHY IS MOST GOOD NOVELS YAOI OR SHONEN AIIIII

Discussion in 'Novel General' started by moneng85, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. moneng85

    moneng85 Well-Known Member

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    You cant fool me on this one

    lots of good rating novels are tagged Yaoi and shonen ai

    novels rated 4 and above are 95% solid rating that is a powerhouse which have no large plot hole or bad writing, yet a whole lot of them are tagged like the above

    i have read some yaoi and shonen ai works too, solid novel:blobowoevil:

    i have watch list lots of novels that are frequently updated, many series and good rating

    but but but

    it is too much to read all from the same genre for the sake of good ratings

    no...


    may be i am in the wrong to not able to appreciate the novels themselves



    or there are too much shitty brainless MC novels and plotholes the size of my father's asshole going around NU
     
  2. GonZ555

    GonZ555 [Offline]

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    *Is sad because i feel the same*
     
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  3. lunarshadow

    lunarshadow Well-Known Member

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    This. But there are good novels in other genres. Just remember ratings are completely subjective.
     
  4. elengee

    elengee Daoist Ninefaps

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    I was going to read it for the story , then i was like but fuck it. :aww:
     
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  5. juniorjawz

    juniorjawz Well-Known Member

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    Popularity really.

    In my opinion NU should just make 2 tabs for the site. One for the usual NU stuff and another for them BL, Yaoi & Adult stuff then make that site orange or red themed (compared to NU's blue).
     
  6. VesperNyan

    VesperNyan Well-Known Member

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    My my, quite the direct one here. hehe
     
  7. GonZ555

    GonZ555 [Offline]

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    Lol.. thr PG rated stuff vs adult stuff.. that will not go well.
     
  8. juniorjawz

    juniorjawz Well-Known Member

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    Hey at the very least the front page is less spammed. That's my goal for it really.
     
  9. otaku31

    otaku31 Well-Known Member

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    I've never heard any fujoshi grumble about reading only / too much yaoi. You, my dear OP, ought to emulate them. :blobpeek:
     
  10. MangoGuy

    MangoGuy Rambling Mango

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    Because only a limited number read them.

    They give it a positive rating only.

    The poor ratings often come from people who never even read the book, so they may get defunct.
     
  11. lazysoozan

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    Why would BL and yaoi be lumped with Adult works? I've read more explicit het than I have explicit BL/yaoi. Also, you can filter what you see on the homepage by genre, tags, even translators
     
  12. moneng85

    moneng85 Well-Known Member

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    thats the thing, fujos and fudanshis m8
     
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    juniorjawz Well-Known Member

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    If I filter out stuff then I'll miss stuff. Simple as that. And that was just an example, doesn't mean I lump them together.
     
  14. moneng85

    moneng85 Well-Known Member

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    but most have really really and i mean really solid writing though, in terms of world building, lack of plot holes, engaging story-line and not forced writing
    i can like list at least 5 if i want to dig though my memories
     
  15. lazysoozan

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    Or you could just use series finder for your preferred genres, rather than using the homepage?
     
  16. Lydia

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    This site is now literally flooded with BL - ever since I updated my options to not show updates with those tags, it made me realise how very little other genres are now in comparison to yaoi/shonen-ai novels (even yuri/shoujo ai is not that well represented).
     
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  17. Kiria

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    As a huge fujoshi, I can only say that yaoi is the most important thing that keep us alive. We literally pass 99% of our time making ships and fantasies about men being (secretly) together XD

    So maybe this is the reason why our authors are especially good at writing plots (and smutt ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) )
    It is as natural as breathing ♡~
     
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  18. Kiria

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    But yeah, jokes apart this should be the most likely explanation. I mean, as long as it is between males Fujoshis will most likely love anything, even if it is a story about a rock and a three making out x)
     
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  19. MangoGuy

    MangoGuy Rambling Mango

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    considering the number of novels out there, only the best and most popular get translated. As BL is still a niche, you have only seen the best ones yet. Wait till more of the shittier ones get translated as well.
     
  20. ludagad

    ludagad Addicted to escapist novels

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    Um, keep in mind the rating system is unreliable cause I highly doubt any of us is an actual literary critic. I basically give a 5 star if the novel was entertaining and I felt happy and excited to read it. I might even overlook a rushed ending (but it could drop the rating to 4 stars lol).

    A good author will write a good novel, regardless of genre and demographic. I see that the market for BL is rather big, so I think some of those authors actually force themselves to write a BL novel (or their editors advised them). I mean, there was this one BL where the male MC and the male love rival both get pregnant with absolutely no explanation like ABO, mermaid lines, futuristic setting, absence of women in the world, anything. So I concluded it was a BG novel that was changed after it was finished and pumped out as BL. Oh, it wasn't particularly good anyway. No offense to people who liked it. My tactic is, if you can swap the male MC for a female MC, and nothing about the novel changes - be it the MC's character and behavior, or the relationships' dynamics, then it's not an actual BL.

    There are some very decent BL zombie apocalypse novels tho, my favorite. I tend to read anything with zombies in it, but male MC's in novels meant for straight men end up disappointing me too much in most cases.
     
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