Ahr riverI'm not saying it's ok, just that it's rather commonplace and not that horrible of a deal.
Yes it is.
Ahr riverIt'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
Carrier of PigeonsIt 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!
Ahr riverAnne Rice? Vampire porn? Is it that good?
Best idolI 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
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
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 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
America! Hell Yeah!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.
Touch the eagle. Taste the eagle.
Ahr riverWow, this seems like really crappy porn and EXACTLY the type of thing I'd read.
Ahr riverPublicized Fanfiction? Bahahahahah.
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
edited 18th Jul '12 9:56:14 PM by Bur
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
War ALWAYS changes. Man does not.PMSFL - pee'd myself flipping laughing.
Ecce Homo SuperiorWhile 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)
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
Ahr riverMeh. 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.
'80s TV Action HeroI 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.
Winter is Coming I don't always do stuff, but when I do, it's freakin' awesome.
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