Look it may be cuz im repulsed by this stuff but Cmon now. I have been reading CHAPTER ONE and this isnt even anything lewd going on MC is dreaming then she walks into a coffee shop THEN walks to class and finally meets werewolf love interest.
Sure! Purple prose is a style of writing that’s very flowery and ornate. Some other things to know about purple prose is that the sentences are long, a lot of words consist of several syllables, incredibly emotional (oftentimes to a point of being excessive), and it often uses crazy amounts of cliches.
An example of purple prose from the famous book series ‘Twilight’: “His skin, white despite the faint flush from yesterday’s hunting trip, literally sparkled, like thousands of tiny diamonds were embedded in the surface.”
Purple prose is often looked down upon because it’s most typically seen as a mark of bad writing. It’s often excessive and boring. It’s also really annoying, because it slows down a story a massive amount.
I personally feel like the only way purple prose can be pulled-off is if it’s self-aware and addressed in a comedic sense.
Setting aside the content itself, which personally I despise, but I don’t begrudge anyone who does like it, no story should be using this much narration. Episode is a visual story telling medium. An entire story shouldn’t have this much narration, let alone one chapter.
Agree with you! I won’t hate on people that like this, but I feel like they spent too much time on trying to make people swoon and self-insert to remember that people won’t want to read a story if it’s bad. X.x
No shade for the author but uh what am I looking at? reminds me of a Wattpad story that wants to be romantic but also wants to be very detailed and sexual at the same time and it just comes out as a cringe way of “romance”
I suspect they’ve fallen into the same trap so many companies before them have. They start out with good intentions and a good product that people love and enjoy. Then they start to wonder if they can make a bit more money while maintaining artistic integrity. They slowly begin to only care about profits and growth potential. They start doing anything and everything they can think of to maximize profits. But it comes at the cost of quality, leading to more and more users turning away from the app. So they start doing anything and everything they can think of to try to get people back while retaining the ones they still have, including chasing popular story tropes and producing content that clearly violates their own guidelines. Or so it seems to me. But then, I’m a very cynical person.