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New Poll - Importance of the Story
Another poll similar to a recent one, but residentgrigo suggested we put the emphasis on bad story now. Is good characters enough to keep you reading a series?

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you smoke?
No, and I've never tried it - votes: 5602 (68.3%)
Used to, but I quit - votes: 389 (4.7%)
No, but I've tried it before - votes: 1518 (18.5%)
Yes, regularly - votes: 382 (4.7%)
Yes, just a little - votes: 312 (3.8%)
There were 8203 total votes.
The poll ended: March 17th 2018

Alcohol was a more popular poll, but smoking is still 2nd most popular of all the polls in the last 5-ish months
Posted by lambchopsil on 
March 17th 7:41am
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» VawX on March 17th, 2018, 1:16am

The first option seems a bit weird, is it not supposed to say "other" characters mmm...~?

Btw I picked "I'll keep trying in hopes that the story improves", there are many stupid manga with lovable characters and I keep reading that mmm...


» lambchopsil on March 17th, 2018, 8:44am

That's what I get for copy/pasting from an old poll late at night...


» tactics on March 17th, 2018, 3:56am

I picked keep trying but the first thought that came to my mind that fit this scenario perfectly is RWBY. Although yes, not a manga, it's a similar situation where the story needs a lot of work but some of the characters (4 main girls) are SO GOOD and have so much potential that I'll keep watching to see their development. They are the reason I am invested in the show. They are the reason I keep watching the show.


» MinatoAce on March 17th, 2018, 4:38am

Chose ' I'll keep trying in hopes that the story improves ', like the previous time on the similar vice versa poll.
Though this one was tougher than the previous one. You see I had some prior situational experience on the subject, that being the case, at the end it totally depends on the theme of the story and genre and demographics. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean that you can't tolerate it, right?! At least for the most part. So, it comes down to tolerance level for me. I finished Bleach you know!
I will axe it, if it becomes too annoying or boring.

@lambchopsil - MU is Adult to Young-Adult majority community. Or we got many mischievous minors. wink I for one, is part of the Young-Adult group.
Btw, while the 1st option taken from (or similarly used as) the previous character poll here, you should consider removing the word 'other' there.


» cmertb on March 17th, 2018, 7:32am

I'm not even sure how you separate characters from the story. A story is basically an account of what characters do. Bad characters can't create a good story for me. If I think the story is good, then I also like the characters. So I suppose my answer should be "Stop reading."


» SinsI on March 17th, 2018, 8:08am

Story is far, far more important than characters - characters can easily change (and that, in fact, can be an important part of a good story) while author's ability to create a good story is extremely unlikely to improve without lots and lots of time - so a story that was bad in the beggining is not going to get much better; the opposite (author running out of ideas) is far more likely.


» calstine on March 17th, 2018, 11:14am

My answer for this is pretty much the opposite of my answer for the inverse version from a couple of weeks back: I'll keep trying in the hope that the story improves, because, for me, finding characters I love is much rarer than finding a plot I like.

Probably an excellent example is Tiger & Bunny, the anime. A very simplistic elementary-school type plot, but I really liked the characters (especially the main duo), so I kept watching until the end. It wasn't a bad experience, all told.


» kihi on March 17th, 2018, 1:22pm

Bad story is not to be mistaken for simple story.


» kihi on March 17th, 2018, 1:18pm

For me it's option 3, stop reading. Story is what mold the character so I don't see how bad story and good character can co-exist.