Tapas: Bite-sized stories you can't find anywhere else!
I understand your view about the creator's limitation in their stories due to the maximum amount of characters, but Tapas stands for quick stories on the go. At least that is how I view it when using this app to read comics. Novels, not so much.
If a word ruins the character limitation, I simply just find a way to reduce my story for that one particular episode or separate it into another and continue from there.