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New Poll - Drama in Romance

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7:52 am, Dec 24 2011
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This week's poll comes from the mind of SilverStripe. For those of you that read romance, how much drama do you like in it? Very subjective... I mean, how much is too much? Yes, I do realize that not everyone wants to read about romance.

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10:19 am, Dec 24 2011
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Barely any drama. But not so much lack of drama as not being able to stand the cliche drama formulas that are used about 99% of the time. Don't mind it at all if it's something imaginative or innovative.

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11:35 am, Dec 24 2011
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I seriously don't need a mangaka that's a drama queen

Post #538966 - Reply to (#538965) by maine12329
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11:45 am, Dec 24 2011
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drama is overrated. mostly just annoying

Post #538967 - Reply to (#538966) by kizku
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11:46 am, Dec 24 2011
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this wasn't meant to be a reply to maine12329

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12:57 pm, Dec 24 2011
Posts: 133

Drama is definitely a must for a series with romance as part of it's main plotline. But seriously, some mangakas need to understand that there is a limit... And that too much drama will end up pissing off their readers.

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Post #538969

1:25 pm, Dec 24 2011
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There isn't an option for: Depends on series/mangaka
Some do it better than others.
There still can be limits though.
After all, when the plot twists become as contrived as an American soap opera or a Mexican telenovela, it is too much.
At some point, it becomes a case of the author just going through the list of cliches.

Post #538970 - Reply to (#538969) by Mierten
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7:44 pm, Dec 24 2011
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good point, sometimes even with a lot of drama if its well put together its awesome. But in most cases teh drama is this constant back and forth between teh main characters that its really annoying.

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10:43 pm, Dec 24 2011
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Sick of comedy. The more drama a series, the more respected it becomes to me, except when we are talking about gay heroes/punks (think Naruto) or yuri and especially yaoi shit.

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Post #538972

3:07 am, Dec 27 2011
Posts: 69

Never a depends

It really depends, sometimes i want mega drama, like telenovela/us soap/kdrama over the top drama.
Sometimes I want a little and sometimes none at all. It's all in how the author approaches it. Some people have a gift for the dramatic and some people obviously do not.

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