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Challenge 3: Most Favourite Male Characters

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I am supposed to write this challenge sometime ago but I’ve been procrastinating until now, the end of the month. I better wash my hand of this as I realised I am someone who doesn’t like to take up challenge, too stressful. Hui3r, you can do all your challenges and I’ll comment whenever I want, hehe…I like most of my male characters so I do not really rank them because I don’t like to play favouritism.

Did you enjoy reading Lidge and my comments on the top 35 favourite male characters in chinese romance novels? Are they similar to your rankings? Since I ranted so much on it, I gonna do my own favourite list. However I am not going to do 35. Instead I am going to elaborate on three from different book genre which you can probably guess from looking at the pictures. It is the quality not the quantity that counts, haha…

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35 Favourite Male Characters in Chinese Romance Novels

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Peanuts: Two months ago, Lidge sent me a Baidu poll result on China’s choice of top 35 Favourite Male Characters in Chinese romance novels. I don’t really agree with most of their rankings. As usual, He Yi Chen from Gu Man’s novel Why We Become Silent comes first. I find He Yi Chen alright but not my number one favourite but Lidge loves him. Thus, to each its own. For your information, Ye Hua is ranked fourth. I suspect Dong Hua is not ranked because the poll is outdated. If you want to know my favourite male characters, click here.

Lidge: 35 Favourite Male Characters in Chinese Romance Novels or what I like to call “35 reasons why we read Chinese romance novels”…haha. My comments are in black. Peanuts comments are in italic. Are you ready? OK, here we gooo……

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Challenge 2: The Most Romantic Scene

First and foremost, I think I have to apologise for the serious case of MIA. Unfortunately, it can’t be helped since my job in Real Life has exploded left right and center; last week, our boss sent an e-mail telling us to “rest well” this weekend because next three weeks is going to be the “choke point”. I think it is more of “you should finish whatever work you can this weekend so that you have hope of going home during the next three weeks.

So Peanuts (and by extension, Lidge :D) will have to hold down the fort here until I can see the light of day again. But I will try to put in at least a monthly appearance with the Monthly Challenges.

Anyway, back to more interesting and entertaining topics, this week we’re going to discuss what we feel are the most romantic scene(s) in C-novels (I know that the challenge is “THE” most romantic scenes, but given that this is our blog and our challenge, we’re playing by our rules – anyway, who will actually complain about getting more than one scene here?) And as a SPECIAL bonus, Peanuts have joined in the game, and added her opinions below.

And if you’re thinking why isn’t it “Most Favourite Male Character this month”, the answer is also the our-blog-our-challenge line/rationale again. We/I will do whatever we fancy, whenever we fancy it instead of being tied down to a schedule. :P. And the surprise keeps things interesting too, no? But if you’re really wondering when the “Most Favourite Male Character” Challenge is going to be posted, it’s tentatively next month. Peanuts has dibs on it (and no, she refuse to disclose who are the finalists. 😦  )

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Challenge 1: The C-novel that started it all

So the first challenge theme is: Memory of your first C-novel or the C-novel that got you into the genre.

I am going to cheat a little bit, because I am actually going to talk about 3 different novels that got me totally hooked on the genre: Bu Bu Jing Xin, Da Mo Yao and Hua Xu Yin.

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Introducing the C-Novel Monthly Challenge

So have you guys missed me? Sorry that I have been a bit MIA over the last week – Real Life caught up, and frankly I have been in a little bit of a writing rut as well. Thanks to Peanuts for holding up the fort and bringing you guys all sorts of goodies while I have been away. 🙂

So I have been bumming around in fandom and I cannot escape that there are all sorts of writing challenges and I thought that it would be cool to do one for C-novels as well. Of course, most places do 30 day challenges but frankly, I don’t think I can keep up with that kind of schedule. Therefore, what I am going to do is a monthly challenge, which may or may not be extended.

I couldn’t find a challenge meme that was suitable for C-novels. But I got pretty inspired by 30 Day Wuxia and Ancient Chinese Series Challenge so I adapted that for C-Novels.

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