MAKE Revelation/Booksie Study - PART V- G

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
MAKE REVELATION, the booksie research and study 2009,

released this year 2010 of February.


Submitted: February 07, 2010

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Submitted: February 07, 2010



Wholesome Young-Adult Novel:
Perfect Fourteen by Mika97
Total no. of Chapters: 10
Total no. of reads: 632
Total no. of comments: 93
Mean of reads: 70.22
Mean of comments: 10.33
Date posted: May 09, 2009
Wholesome Young-Adult Novel:
Hidden Beauty by FairyWings
Total no. of Chapters: 12
Total no. of reads: 3,206
Total no. of comments: 218
Mean of reads: 291.45
Mean of comments: 19.81
Date posted: January 20, 2009
Teen Pregnancy Novel 01
Total no. of Chapters: 24
Total no. of reads: 3,171
Total no. of comments: 104
Mean of reads: 137.87
Mean of comments: 4.52
Date posted: March 01, 2009
Teen Pregnancy Novel 02
Total no. of Chapters: 8
Total no. of reads: 643
Total no. of comments: 64
Mean of reads: 91.88
Mean of comments: 9.14
Date posted: September 05, 2009
Young Adult with Lust
Total no. of Chapters: 11
Total no. of reads: 7,652
Total no. of comments: 315
Mean of reads: 765.2
Mean of comments: 31.5
Date posted: October 02, 2009
The romance and young adult genre is often interchangeable that it doesn’t matter anymore if how an author/member categorizes the posted stories he/she has made. Still, there is a very fine line that differentiates young adult and romance—and that is the age of the characters in the story.
By romance genres, it is meant for welcoming a renowned theme and a more mature and refined love story—though sex scenes can be found on this genre as pointed out but it should be within its scope and rating.
By young adult, it depicts more of the adolescence or the teenage years—yet placing stories that contains sex scenes such as teen pregnancies, rape-plots and other teeny-bopper stories which gained the booksie’s mainstream attention clearly denotes the intended form of what a ‘young adult genre’ is supposedly done.
Though many booksie members can justify that these teen pregnancy novels, rape-plots and teeny-boppers novels shows:
1.normality (social trend which is now normal and rampant in today’s generation—not minding how their parents would feel the humiliation as ‘failure as parents’ applies in frequent cases) and
2.the lesson (if there’s any) as well as
3.the current dilemma of most teenagers’ lives, and yes, having sex is indeed a dilemma;
These only widened the acceptance of stories containing adult material. Another benefit for this kind of novels is it leads the author for more reads and comments (as studied and proven).
In this study, the researchers have placed two stories:
a. two ‘without lust’ or the deemed ‘wholesome genre’, and
b. two ‘teen pregnancy novels’ and
c. an extra story that doesn’t really have an immense plot except that it’s a young adult novel, and the notion of sex is present along its storyline.
The reads may have been parallel given the fact the length of chapters is inversely proportional to the number of reads and comments—which means that the longer the story is chapter-wise, the more distributed the number of reads and comments will become.
Take the first story without lust was created by Mika97 in her novel “Perfect Fourteen”. She did well with this one. As it is stated by many booksie members that they can justify teen pregnancy novels and teeny-boppers novels showing the lesson (if there’s any) as well as the current dilemmas of most teenagers’ lives—but Mika97 was able to take care of satisfactory points without making sexual encounters on her characters. Her average of reads out of her 10-chapter length novel is 70.22 and her average of her comments received is 10 comments per chapter.
Fairywings’ “Hidden Beauty” marks the second story without any hint of lust. As taken well, with close to 300reads (291.45) in average and 19-20 comments averagely per chapter, Fairywings actually made her young adult story as interesting and motivational. She’s also one of the versatile authors who don’t limit themselves to a specific genre, but will always attain and conquer other genres just to prove to themselves on what relative genre is their writing skills can really blend into (this is not common amongst booksie members).
Her young adult story “Hidden Beauty” is able to compete against the other stories’ ratings. These other stories are to which we know they contain lust and sexual encounters given and placed. Then again, “hidden beauty” began last January 20, 2009; therefore the major role of the date when it was posted plays the other conclusive evidence that sex-oriented stories are still better in ratings and in demands for the mainstream than a wholesome romance (take a look when those romantic/young adult stories with sex-contents were posted).
The first teenage pregnancy novel cited above, coded as teen-preg. 01 contains an average of 137 reads per chapter and 4.52 comments. Fairywings’ “Hidden Beauty” story comes close in ratings with this one, yet it shows the difference that fairywings was able to reel as much reads and comments is because of her story quality—but on this story of ‘teen-preg 01’, it’s highly placed that its ratings proved to be solid due to its teen-pregnancy content and not by the story itself (summary: a teenage girl got pregnant, little implications applies for the plot such as what the main character would do and then a happy ending for its resolution). Yet its positive remark is it can still be supported with its 24-long chapters and not debunking the entire reason in lieu to its teenage-pregnancy content.
As its contents were able to par up or be compared against a wholesome novel, then the teen pregnancy novel is still supported to be famous on the eyes of most booksie members.
The second teenage pregnancy novel cited above, coded as teen-preg. 02 has an average of 91.88 reads and an average of 9.14 comments. Still, by looking at the date and its chapter-length of just eight chapters long, it marks an inverse-proportional relationship between the number of reads and comments against the length of the chapters as well as the date and time.
An extra teeny-bopper novel about lust heightens the ratings of comments and reads served in the extra part of this research, the ‘with lust story’ novel acclaims with an average of 765.20 reads and 31.5 comments, all this in its 11 chapters not to mention the date this was posted.
To sum it up, most (not all or entirely, but most) of the booksie’s mainstream young-adult genre contains very realistic plot to the point that it can also be considered as ‘inspired from a true story’ or in internet language, a ‘blog’.
Most young_adult and even romance or fantasy-vamp stories as observed (observation points),
-begins in a girl meets boy
(mostly, the girl or the guy went or transferred from one place to another, has a quite so-so start of their meetings may it be the guy doesn’t like the girl or vice versa, and you can include the very much specific type of a car that one of the characters owns, may it be a Volvo or a Chevy is already very familiar),
-character status in the storyline is what only remains as “creative” (no, not creative actually)
(Examples included a quiet middle-class girl and a rich guy; an actress and a normal guy; a rich girl and an actor; teenager girl and boy who are both rich but have certain tweaks of attention in school; teenager girl and guy had something in common.
In case anyone finds these examples creative, Japan, Korean and Taiwanese dramas have already overused this status since 2003; among the instances of these types are ‘meteor garden’ ‘hana kimi’; ‘hana-yori dango’; ‘lovers in paris’; ‘full house’ ‘stained glass’ etc. Almost all Asian dramas have exquisite character statuses. Take note that I wasn’t still mentioning any anime titles.)
-fell in love after in past the point of the novel’s chapter 4 and further chapters
(reasons indicated are some physical feature-watching in which seeing the girl/guy is hot; the ‘hate-then-love’ notion; and mostly these stories doesn’t heighten the complexity of the plotline except, to say at least, a third party comes (mostly to happen) which will result in a love triangle; other stories also contain an event where the girl and the guy kept meeting with each other and that’s the ‘drive’ or the ‘reason’ for the author to make her/his characters meet),
-some factor in their relationship is added to make it somehow exciting
(sexual themes can be placed here, friends may disrupt the relationship, one of the characters are cheating or has a normal-life basis problem, sweet moments heightened, normal life-inspired plot development such as dating, going out in the movies, etc),
-denouement has the same happy-endings
(multiply happy endings x romance stories of estimated 20,000 + young adult stories of estimated 17,000 then that’s how redundant the plots are in which it is called ‘the mainstream’.)
It depends on the creativity of an author whether if he/she has a reeling imagination to avoid sexual plots while maintaining strong grasp of the story or give up to a lesser plot and more sexual-explicit stories which can easily conquer and allure readers and thus be included in the mainstream of the booksie novels.
We researchers determined as much as we commonly know that booksie members have schools, academics, or perhaps work (in relation to the adult members but mostly, the members are teens), etc to be taken care first is approvingly fine, it is very fine and the researchers don’t have any problem with that important matter.
However, to say ‘we have schools and we are busy’ massively and largely fails to be an excuse when the data points out that the mainstreams, known as the young adult, vampire-fantasy, romance, and fan fiction’s rates are skyrocketing, leaving behind the rest of the ‘other’ genres (action and adventure, magical fantasy, horror, humor, sci-fi, mystery and crime, thriller, and the rest). How come the big-four genres got a lot of reads and high rates of comments when this excuse of ‘having schools and busy’ applies in each booksie member? This particular reason doesn’t add up to the high rates recorded on the big-four genres; hence this is not anymore an excuse.
The conclusion “Booksie members have schools, academics, etc to be taken care first is approvingly fine, but it fails to be an excuse” is definite; it doesn’t add up or justify the alleged reasons.
There is apparently another angle of biases and favoritisms thrown, marked, indicated in this conclusion.
“you can have a good story without sex and pregnant teens”
~~Aria Aiedail, the 14,159th member of booksie
(apparently, most booksie members don’t think as the same as Aria Aiedail is, whether the reason is lack of morals, or just plainly thinking that having sex is a household-chore and comparable to school work)

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