Re: What turns you off in a novel?

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PedroCorti Wrote:
What is that thing that you hate seeing in novels?
DrakanFascinating
+ Rape and sexual assault
+ Unnecessary descriptions repeated all over the work
+Little or no creativity
Those a pretty high up there for me as well. Although I do understand that rape and sexual assault can be necessary for a character's persona. Realistically speaking it is way too common, so to act like it doesn't exist is kind of stupid. It's when rape or sexual assault gets descriptive that I put the book in the trash.

Re: What turns you off in a novel?

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Ralen Wrote: Have I been speaking to women incorrectly? How do I get their breasts to ripple in appreciation? My wife is pretty decently endowed, so I really need to learn that trick.


Sadly, as part of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee, I have no advice on this. Clearly, there is a circle of women somewhere that specialises in communication via breasts as I've seen "breasts swinging in agreement" mentioned more than once as well.

Re: What turns you off in a novel?

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PedroCorti Wrote:
What is that thing that you hate seeing in novels?
DrakanFascinating
+ Rape and sexual assault
+ Unnecessary descriptions repeated all over the work
+Little or no creativity
what you mentioned, and others.


LitRPG—> Just seeing this is enough. Read my fair share.

Sexual Content—> Not at all.

Harem—> Just seeing this is enough. Maybe when I was younger, I wouldn’t mind. Though, as I got older. I can see how it can be offensive, and I rather not be a part of the contributing factor.

Cultivation and its variations—> I tried to like it, but…it is just so boring. If you ever see me rating one of those high, it is because I am doing a give away, and trying to be fair. I don’t do review swaps anymore, so whatever is there is from a bit back.

FanFiction—> While I have a tolerance, I will never read one, ever. I just support those who write it, but I will not contribute by reading them. 

Now as to further break it down, lacking in skillful prose. Sure, it does not have to be always. Though, more often than not. I will see the first chapter pretty good, then the rest of the story is crap. They should be fortunate I am not unreasonable, and rate em low for that deception. I tend not to rate, or rate on the higher end of things.  DrakanZip

Systems. Yeah, I really do not give a damn about systems. If I see it, I am out. It is boring, not engaging, and frankly there are better ways to write than shoving this in the face. You can write a story alluding to a type of system, without getting into the useless details.


To cut things short, I have a wide range of dislikes. On the plus end, I am not so unreasonable as to shred a story to pieces. So, I guess the good with the bad huh.  DrakanLaugh