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    Which characters did you find boring in each respective novel?

    Characters that you wished weren't in the book or wished had less lines/parts to play.

    I will start:
    LOCH - Mu Nian Ci, Ke Zheng Er (blind sifu)

    DOMD - BaoFeng overkill, Xu Zhu, You Tanzhi, Su Xing and his disciples

    HSDS - No6 Wudang

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    Duan Yu! Well, not boring but certainly the most exasperating!

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    I found Mu Nianci to be not a ''borring'' person, but a more reserved and adhering to traditions type of person
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    I found the freaks in SOD to be quite annoying and boring.

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    roch- sln enough said...
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    XLN isn't boring, but Ke Zhen Er is as boring as they come.

    Lin Pingzhi (SPW) was very boring as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodflowers
    XLN isn't boring, but Ke Zhen Er is as boring as they come.

    Lin Pingzhi (SPW) was very boring as well.

    hmm...not boring to you but definitely a snooze fest to me...i like HR and the white haired demoness. although i don't like trieu minh (despite being similar to hr) i still find her dynamic nonetheless. xln is definitely boring imho compared to these more dynamic women
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    XLN definitely. She brings the whole story down with her.

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    XLN is not boring...you guys just dont understand how she manage to bring the whole sotry alive...you guys dont know love so you found this series boring because you guys like fighting more than love

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    Quote Originally Posted by lily07
    XLN is not boring...you guys just dont understand how she manage to bring the whole sotry alive...you guys dont know love so you found this series boring because you guys like fighting more than love
    Comment on the stories and characters, lily. Don't comment on other posters.

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    I think it's no surprise that a strongman like Xiao Feng is deeply revered by male readers, while Dragon Girl has a huge following among female readers.

    Unfortunately the male population tend to not bond with Dragon Girl very much.

    Wonder who in general is the most revered character by the opposite sex?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ
    I think it's no surprise that a strongman like Xiao Feng is deeply revered by male readers, while Dragon Girl has a huge following among female readers.

    Unfortunately the male population tend to not bond with Dragon Girl very much.

    Wonder who in general is the most revered character by the opposite sex?

    that is a very sad generalization. the correction should be made to very young female fans who don't understand love but romanticize the notion tend to like xln. i can presume why but will try to not offend these fans too much with my speculation.

    there are female fans who prefer characters such as hr, ryy, tm...such as myself and many more.
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    that is a very sad generalization
    What's that? My assumption that Dragon Girl has a huge following among female readers? I think it's plain to see.

    there are female fans who prefer characters such as hr, ryy, tm
    Which doesn't contradict my above assumption one bit.

    For your record, our #1 female expert Athena enjoys Dragon Girl as a character very much. I am sure most readers would not regard her wuxia expertise less than I do.
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    XLN, enough said. Her character along with annoying whinging and self pitying YG makes ROCH one of my most dislikable stories of Jin Yong.

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    yang guo....... by a mile over any1 else
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    XLN is the most boring character ever written along with the Smelly Princess and Wang Yu Yan. All were blessed with god like beauty with no personalities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ View Post
    Unfortunately the male population tend to not bond with Dragon Girl very much.
    What do you mean? XLN was my 1st sex symbol. An absolutely beautiful girl who can teach you a thing or two, and whom you can think about being naked just across the flower bushes and in case of being attacked by bad priests, you can carry her almost naked form running around. Sheesh... what's not to bond? Yang Guo is such a lucky guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by patricia n View Post
    that is a very sad generalization. the correction should be made to very young female fans who don't understand love but romanticize the notion tend to like xln.
    What is the more mature understanding of love? And how does it change the perception of XNL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patricia n View Post
    that is a very sad generalization. the correction should be made to very young female fans who don't understand love but romanticize the notion tend to like xln. i can presume why but will try to not offend these fans too much with my speculation.
    And that is a generalization as well. I adore XLN, and I'm not one of those young female fans. What is love? How can we judge whose notions of love are right or wrong?

    And for the record, I also happen to adore Huang Rong and Ren Ying Ying a lot as well.



    Back on topic, I always thought Mu Nianci was an incredibly boring character.

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    About Xiao longnu, I really enjoyed the brief part of the book where she was ALONE without Yang Guo. That was when she followed Zhao Zhijing and Zhen Zhibing, rescued Zhou Botong from GWM, and later demonstrated her head-spinningly dumbfounding speed at Chongyang Palace.

    I have to agree with whoever said that whenever Yang Guo and Xiao Longnu were together in the novel, boringness ensued as they made lovey-dovey remarks back and forth. But I think it's mostly b/c Jin Yong sucked at writing romance.

    When they were alone, they were much more interesting.
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