What annoys you or turns you away from stories? New forums edition!

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#1326

Preach! I also pretty much decided to make one of my male MC’s girlfriend abusive for this reason:


#1327

boop


#1328

Comedically speaking, what annoys me is all the epic food in books that we cannot have hahahaha.


#1329

Oh, so true. Imagine all the banquets my gods can conjure without a second thought. Evil


#1330

Ugh, it is torture on an empty stomach!


#1331

Not sure if this has been mentioned, but I really dislike it when people mesh cultures together to the point where it’s a false pan stereotype.

Disney’s Aladdin is the perfect example. Their culture is apparently just “brown.” You can see the problems that arise because casting was and still is a huge debate among the people of the cultures they melted together.


#1332

Ugh, yes. The other day I read one where one of the characters went "You’re not going to believe this but you have superpowers and…"then he dropped a three thousand words encyclopedia while the MC just listened, quietly.


#1333

I hate when there’s too many long paragraphs and not enough dialogue or vice versa. There needs to be a good balance of both.


#1334

BoOp


#1335

I’m kind of completely over stories set in America - American high schools to be specific. It won’t turn me away per se, but it will make me go uuuuuuuugh.


#1336

It’s mostly themes in stories. I usually don’t read /many/ books on Wattpad just because I think more writers than not are very new like I was when I joined this site and are prone to a lot of errors. Although I do love critiquing and helping writers in any way I can. But for regular stories, I just think that so many things have been overdone it’s getting quite annoying. For example:
When two characters hate each other all book long and suddenly at the end they’re great friends. Like, what was the whole point of it then?
Teenagers who are all-wise and knowing. Teenagers are stupid. They make mistakes. Why make it seem like they have the knowledge of a 50 year old?
The most annoying thing I can think of at the moment is toxic behavior in relationships disguised as true love.
Last but not least, I cannot stand when the character’s whole personality is based on a relationship. It seems like people write characters like they didn’t have a past before they started dating their significant other.


#1337

I think that’s more than just annoying…


#1338

A boop


#1339

You know what actually annoys me? A modern conversational tone in the writing. Like the narrator is talking like a teenager…I’m not talking 1st person. I’m talking 3rd. I’ve seen it and it makes me really mad lol.


#1340

In teenagers’ defence, our vocabulary isn’t exactly gigantic


#1341

But here’s the thing…it’s adults older than me doing this.


#1342

I wasn’t talking about teenagers writing books for teenagers, but fully published novels written in third person like THEY are a popular teenager having a conversation with the reader.


#1343

Like…and the novels aren’t even YA.


#1344

Uh… What? ._. How does that work?


#1345

I don’t know but I dislike it. It’s more in the romance genre…