I think they were blinded by money. People… strange people, might I add, are willing to pay more. It’s like a typical high-school drama movie.
I agree with you guys. It is annoying that we are glorifying horrendous behavior. Someone wheres a leather jacket so its okay to be horrible. The story is insulting to women and bad boys. I grew up in a small town. The bad boys here just don’t go to church and swear. That is all it takes for them to be a bad boy. These are the people that when I got sexual Harassed in High school, protected me. They would never have done what gets glorified in this story. That was what the nice guys were up to. They just decided to take straight romance books to the extreme.
So true ppl misuse the term “bad boy” so much to me theres bad boy and theres toxic abusive douchebag.
Ive yet to find a story where the “bad boy” is not a cliche jerk…if BB were how ppl describes them on episodes they wouldnt be popular.
Most ppl want a generic nice guy but an underdeveloped LI is worse than a BB usually ppl give so much work in making the BB seem awful and forget the nice guy they want u to root for…
As for episodes features…can i get a story where the MC isnt casually ok with(SPOILERS) 5 naked men in a locker room just talking to her…or… MC being 2 inches from a black censor bar in a strangers bed having a convo about where to sleep(love life -_-#)
Dude in iswab was just a bully plain and simple and should have been arrested for harassment
The story was shit.
I don’t read featured stories but I decided to check this out and couldn’t even make it past the first chapter : (
Can also check out this thread to share your thoughts: Discussion: What are your opinions on It Starts With A Bra?
Oh for sure. Especially with their ridiculous use of gem choices.
“Oh no hes about to stab you. 35 gems to knock the knife out his hand and run. Choose No gems and get stabbed in the arm.”
Pays 35 gems
“You knock the knife out his hand and run but he chases after you, knocks you down and stabs you in the chest. Oops now you’re in a coma pregnant by the killer”
Putting greed before good content is going to be their downfall. They act like they cant make good money off of quality work and ideas. Dang it
My question is…
If they had a so called “hard past” that doesn’t excuse the nasty behavior! So why does Episode defend it?
My friend told me that it was super cliche. Plus, it has a bad boy in this story. Now, I am not a fan of bad boy stories or cliche stories, this is my opinion. He broke into the MC’s house, and she didn’t do shit about it! When I saw it on “TOP FEATURED STORIES”, I was like “ok, one of THOSE stories.” So, I didn’t even bother. It has a wrong message to it. If someone broke into your house, call 911. Who tf cares if the guy is SEXY? You could be talking to a murderer! Just a dare, okay. If this was real life, this boy would be out of my house, handcuffed. But, Episode forgot about REALITY. Plus, there is no other choice. You gotta fall in love with a creep. NO OTHER CHOICE, SKSSSSSSSSSKSKSK. If there was a rating button, I would give it…
Oh my God, how did miss this the first time I read this post?! You made me laugh out loud, thank you.
I think you bring up some really good points, I’d recommend anyone who wants to talk about bad boys on Episode and how to make a “good” bad boy to check out this thread. Not all bad boys have to be half-naked monsters.
Does anyone remember when Episode removed Loving Bad’s barely-even-sexual scenes because a few people pointed out they weren’t upholding their own guidelines?
Now they’re like “F- you all. Sex sells. We don’t have to follow our own guidelines! It Started With A Bra isn’t sexual enough!”
Then they went and made In My Bed.
Honestly, I don’t want the talented writers to be featured because most featured stories get altered and the author has no say. At the most, allow them on the trending section or make a permanent “Hidden Gems” tab for readers who are tired of seeing the words, bad boy, pregnancy, gangs, sexy, etc. I’m actually sick and tired of this. I’m a writer myself, and I know that there are much better writers than what is on featured.
I didn’t know they altered featured stories! I hope they aren’t responsible for the sexual scenes!
They destroyed Back and Forth by earlgreytea The original was so much better…
Yeah and the author from Tangled Love mentioned that she had some things changed as well. I’ve never read the original of that story but she said she had no say in the changes.
Tangled love was changed because she stole her story from Itazura Na Kiss episode could of easily been sued if the changes weren’t made.
Stupid & corny dialogue, very cliche, but for some odd reason, I loved it. One of my favorite Featured Stories ever.
Haven’t read it yet, but it grosses me out.
I don’t even wanna read it.
Judging by the rest of the replies here, there’s a part where a guy broke in MC’s house and MC didn’t care because he’s good looking? (I dunno if i got it right but yeah i don’t even wanna know…) That’s…just…disgusting.
I actually didn’t mind the changes in Tangled Love. I think the end didn’t have as much of a punch as the original, but one of the changes I noticed was that in the original, there was only one choice you could make where no one would die. In this one, it was more lenient.
That’s also true… although a lot of the premise for Tangled Love stayed the same. It was still heavily copied. I think she thought she could get away with it because so many Asian countries have their own adaptation. In the new Tangled Love, she was still a girl who loved a guy who seemed to hate her, started living in their house and got him to tutor her.
Against all the warnings, I decided to check it out. I’m not sure how I feel about it.
Maybe it was changed since it first came out because it isn’t what people told me it was exactly. Some details. It doesn’t look like anyone broke into anyone’s house except for the MC to do the hair dye shenanigans. Pretty much 100% certain I recall the girl being like, “Oh no! The packages must’ve gotten switched!” Or something to that effect, because she got his underwear, too…>.>
It was kind of a funny mix up, even though the guy was a bit of a douche canoe for not giving it back? XDXD
I feel like this story isn’t bad for the reasons I was told. It isn’t misogynistic to me. The guy is being kind of a bully to the girl, and she’s trying to get back at him, to no avail.
There’s a couple things skewing my opinion of it though. I don’t do gem choices much at all. I have done none in this story, and I don’t plan to do any, so I haven’t seen the seducing scene…even if I did do gem choices, I wouldn’t pick that one because UNCOMFORTABLE! …ahem, but that’s besides my point. ALSO, I am only on chapter 5, so perhaps there’s shenanigans far more messed up than getting your mail switched, accidentally seeing a dude naked because he doesn’t know what a curtain is, hair dye pranks, public indecency pranks, etc.
So far, I feel like the MC girl has done more messed up things than the guy has. She had an opportunity to moon him, LOL. She tried to make the entire school see the guy in all his naked glory, like…he hung an undergarment to a flag pole, shamed her for her comfy clothes…
What’d she do with his underwear, btw? That was conveniently glossed over. If I was the MC, I’d be much more concerned how much that bra cost. Like, bras can be expensive. If I saw it on a flagpole, hallelujah! I’d be getting it back XDXD
It is an understatement, I think, to say that it is common knowledge that women wear bras. It’s no different if the dude’s underwear was hanging from a flagpole. Teenagers are stupid and immature, lol, some of them would behave like that. In the end, it’s whatever.
I get that him not giving back something she paid for is illegal, sure. But the reason I’m lenient thinking about it is because as I mentioned, doesn’t she still have his as well? Can’t have it both ways. They’re both wrong as hell in this story, and it seems to be all in (quite messed up) fun, but it is funny to some people. Humor comes from dark places quite a bit.
It doesn’t seem like such a huge problem on either side because they’ve both done things that could have been reported to police or just any adult that could make these stupid kids quit being so stupid.
Am I missing something here? Please let me know. I may just be too daft to get what the big problem is, or maybe I’m just not deep enough into the story to be wound up by it.