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Fifty Shades of Grey:

 51 Mr AHR, Fri, 13th Jul '12 10:29:42 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
I'm not saying it's ok, just that it's rather commonplace and not that horrible of a deal.
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Yes it is.
 
 53 Mr AHR, Fri, 13th Jul '12 10:53:55 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
It's a horrible thing that someone wrote a character in a romanticized way so that people who aren't educated don't realize it's not an ideal character? Meh.
So has anyone else thought of ways to improve the story or make it semi likable? http://idothistostalkyou.tumblr.com/post/27149899934/lets-play-what-if I have.

My mom was interested in reading this...until i explained that it was a Twilight fanfic with the names changed then she lost interest.

New Geek Philosopher: "He was an Egyptian magician aching for love, she was a bonneted Regency gal who died before her time... can love that blossoms between two ghosts last?"

I now have a strong urge to write that scenario ive even thought of an Adele Blanc-Sec style world to set it in...

edited 13th Jul '12 3:29:01 PM by Merlanthe

 
 56 ithinkabouttrees, Sat, 14th Jul '12 10:43:18 AM from A dark and damp place
Carrier of Pigeons
It baffles and sickens me that shit like "50 shades" gets to sell 20 million copies with 2 sequels, all three of which are poorly disguised Twilight fanfics, and yet almost no one has attempted to read stuff like David Sedaris or hell even something like Anne Rice, both of whom can be provocative and entertaining and yet well written! The fuck is wrong with people?
ADHD? Bitch please, those are battle instincts!
 57 Mr AHR, Sat, 14th Jul '12 10:45:07 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Anne Rice? Vampire porn? Is it that good?
 58 Masterofchaos, Sat, 14th Jul '12 1:06:31 PM Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Best idol
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I don't get it either. But hey, it's what some people like...for some reason, so I won't dwell on it.

edited 14th Jul '12 1:07:15 PM by Masterofchaos

 59 wuggles, Sat, 14th Jul '12 8:00:16 PM from Miami, FL Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Honestly very few people I know regard it as the best book ever written. My mom reads Shakespeare willingly, for God's sake, and she likes it. She doesn't think it's the best book ever, but she likes it. It's the same thing as with Twilight. Just because a bunch of people bought it doesn't mean that they think it's wonderful and every other book isn't. Also, I don't think those are the best examples of obscure writers, according to Wikipedia Anne Rice has sold 100 million copies and David Sedaris 7 million, and both have several New York Times bestsellers.

edited 14th Jul '12 8:03:28 PM by wuggles

 60 Tam H 70, Sat, 14th Jul '12 10:05:04 PM from 合計虐殺 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War ALWAYS changes. Man does not.
I read Anne Rice before she was cool. I will not buy another one of her books, as I do not agree with the direction she went in post Vampire Chronicles.

Btw, her best books are actually the Sleeping Beauty trilogy and Cry to Heaven.
I just found out the other day that after i told my mum it was twilight fanfic with the names changed she only PRETENDED to lose interest and secretly bought and read the book and likes it. Whats more she then woudlnt let me say anything negative about it until id tried reaidng it too sad

So i read the first 70 pages and quickly realsied that its not a twilight fanfic, it is twilight just with the supernatural elements removed and the characters made older. Im very surprised the author hasnt been sued for breach of copyright especially given how the original twilight version is supposedly still up online.

Keeping in mind i barely got past the first chapter of twilight because i found the prose/Bellas narrative voice so annoyingly bad and most of my knowledge about the plot comes form the movie and a couple of my friends who are twilight fans but even i could see how the characters personalities and relationships to one another, and even their physical descriptions, were identical to twilights as well as certain plotpoints. Thats how blatantly obvious the book is. How has this woman not been sued yet?

The only conclusion i can draw is that Meyer must be more tolerant than Rowling and darn it im actually talking about twilight like its something worth defending :S

edited 16th Jul '12 3:14:26 PM by Merlanthe

 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_1ki6D6GRc&feature=channel&list=UL

The Nostalgia Critic and Team Four Star read several bits of the book. It comes in multiple parts too.

(No I couldn't get the video to embed, why do you ask?)

edited 17th Jul '12 9:56:32 AM by Hermiethefrog

 63 joeyjojo, Tue, 17th Jul '12 3:37:48 PM from Opp North Relationship Status: Get out of here, STALKER
So i read the first 70 pages and quickly realsied that its not a twilight fanfic, it is twilight just with the supernatural elements removed and the characters made older. Im very surprised the author hasnt been sued for breach of copyright especially given how the original twilight version is supposedly still up online.

Would they have a case? I'm pretty sure sure changing the names would be all you need to keep your ass covered.

Unity in diversity
 64 Bur, Tue, 17th Jul '12 5:37:08 PM from Flyover Country Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
 65 Mr AHR, Tue, 17th Jul '12 5:37:27 PM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Wow, this seems like really crappy porn and EXACTLY the type of thing I'd read.
 66 Mort 08, Wed, 18th Jul '12 8:17:48 PM from Oklahoma Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
 67 Mr AHR, Wed, 18th Jul '12 8:20:31 PM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Publicized Fanfiction? Bahahahahah.
 68 Tam H 70, Wed, 18th Jul '12 9:26:38 PM from 合計虐殺 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War ALWAYS changes. Man does not.
I saw a bit of a story on that on the BBC News channel. PMSFL.

edited 18th Jul '12 9:26:56 PM by TamH70

 69 Bur, Wed, 18th Jul '12 9:55:19 PM from Flyover Country Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
 70 Accela, Thu, 19th Jul '12 12:23:32 AM from one of my story's worlds
Nerd Mode Always On
(descends into incoherent swearing)
"Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one." - E.B. White
 71 Tam H 70, Thu, 19th Jul '12 12:42:42 AM from 合計虐殺 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War ALWAYS changes. Man does not.
PMSFL - pee'd myself flipping laughing.
Ecce Homo Superior
While I hate Fifty Shades of Grey so much I can't even laugh about it, that article did actually make me laugh.

Because if there's anything classical novels need, it's badly written sex scenes! At least there are no zombies...

edited 19th Jul '12 1:57:26 AM by DoktorvonEurotrash

(it's David Bowie)
 73 Geek Code Red, Thu, 19th Jul '12 5:18:02 AM from City of the Damned Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
What's the trope for skin contact magic?
So basically, this is the replacement for Twilight. Twilight minus the sparkles, plus rapey Sadism.

What the fuck world? What the fuck?

It's at times like these I wish some good literature series getting thus attention. Remember Harry Potter? That was good. So was Artemis Fowl. I read the last book this week and miss it. At least I still have Skulduggery Pleasant.

I wish Douglas Adams was alive so we'd at least get a new Hitchiker's every few years.

Instead, we get Twilight. Then Twilight again. Do you think the next sensation is going to be a published Fifty Shades of Grey Fan Fic? I pray to god not. And I'm an atheist.

Also, I liked Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. 'Twas an interesting read.
"Punch divorces are the best divorces." edvedd
 74 Mr AHR, Thu, 19th Jul '12 6:39:59 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Meh. It's not worth it to worry about. Bad authors always get big attention. There are some people who think this trend started with Harry Potter.
 75 Inverurie Jones, Thu, 19th Jul '12 9:25:16 AM from Station 78 Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
I read a hilarious review of these books last night.

Unfortunately, it contained a few passages of the actual text, which is a little like putting small chunks of radium in a person's cornflakes without telling them.
'...But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep.'
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