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Fifty Shades of Grey:

okay just read that article. My first reaction was why are they bothering to sex up Austen when someone has already written an entire novel entitled 'The Lost Sex scnes of Jane Austen' which basically covers the entire Austen canon and even has illustrations.

My second reaction is why do they say 'The old-fashioned pleasantries and timidity have all been stripped away, quite literally. You didnt really think that these much-loved characters only held hands and pecked cheeks, did you?' and claim that 'We'll show you the scenes that you always wanted to see but were never allowed'

Their talking as though they believe their target readers have no imagination of their own. Pretty much anyone whose read those books has already imagined their own perfect idea of how 'the scenes they always wanted to see but were never shown' played out so they have in a sense already seen those scenes. Not to mention there is already a ton of fanfic portraying those scenes.

These books wont be giving anyone anything that they cant already find online or imagine for themselves for free. Department of redundancy imho though it is amusing how their hyping it like its something new.
 
 77 Accela, Thu, 19th Jul '12 1:47:01 PM from one of my story's worlds
Nerd Mode Always On
If I wanted to read Lizzie Bennet and Mr. Darcy going at it like bunnies, I'd read a fanfic. And it would probably be better written and wouldn't cost me money.
"Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one." - E.B. White
 78 joeyjojo, Thu, 19th Jul '12 9:41:28 PM from The Magic Land Of Oz Relationship Status: Get out of here, STALKER
Storm the bastille!
I had to share this

http://www.joeydevilla.com/2012/07/15/now-thats-what-i-call-shelf-placement/
Mn Hovercraft st plen de nguills

 79 Accela, Thu, 19th Jul '12 10:17:39 PM from one of my story's worlds
Nerd Mode Always On
Well, that's subtle.
"Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one." - E.B. White
 80 Tam H 70, Thu, 19th Jul '12 11:25:44 PM from 合計虐殺 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War ALWAYS changes. Man does not.
No it isn't. Gloriously so, 8-)
Vikings
I don't get it.
Uh the fundamental spirit of cooperation and unity that drives the human race is unconfirmed to be more efficient than random computer input
 82 joeyjojo, Sat, 21st Jul '12 4:46:30 PM from The Magic Land Of Oz Relationship Status: Get out of here, STALKER
Storm the bastille!
Ah such wonderful innocent.
Mn Hovercraft st plen de nguills

 83 Snowy Foxes, Sat, 21st Jul '12 5:50:45 PM from  ಠ/// Д ///ಠ` Relationship Status: Heisenberg unreliable
Totally not a fish
I'm afraid I know what makes that placement logical.

Or maybe my mind is just that dirty.

Vibrators need batteries, no?

edited 21st Jul '12 5:51:05 PM by SnowyFoxes

 84 Aondeug, Sat, 21st Jul '12 7:05:29 PM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
They do, yes.
If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
 85 Snowy Foxes, Sat, 21st Jul '12 8:07:14 PM from  ಠ/// Д ///ಠ` Relationship Status: Heisenberg unreliable
Totally not a fish
Argh, Don't Explain the Joke :P

My dad found a big pile of these books at Costco. After I said, "Holy shit, why do they just put porn out there like that?" he picked one up, found a random page, and read for like five seconds.

He slowly put it down, walked away, and calmly asked, "What the frick is wrong with authors these days?"

So I explained it was a Twilight fanfic and he's barely stopped laughing since.

edited 21st Jul '12 8:08:25 PM by SnowyFoxes

 86 Mort 08, Sat, 21st Jul '12 9:23:08 PM from Oklahoma Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Pirate AND writer!
I found the original fic and tried to read it. Couldn't figure out what was dialogue and what wasn't.

Will try again later.
 87 Bur, Sat, 21st Jul '12 10:24:05 PM from Flyover Country Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
 88 Mort 08, Sat, 21st Jul '12 10:27:28 PM from Oklahoma Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Pirate AND writer!
Yeah, the author apparently hadn't heard of quotation marks.
Ooh can you provide a link to it? I want to read through it and figure out who some of the characters were expies of. (Taylor in particular. He's the only character that seems somewhat original but that can't be right.)

edited 21st Jul '12 10:37:57 PM by Hermiethefrog

 90 Mort 08, Sat, 21st Jul '12 10:46:32 PM from Oklahoma Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Pirate AND writer!
There's a link on the book's page.
Excellent.

 92 Mort 08, Sat, 21st Jul '12 11:02:58 PM from Oklahoma Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Pirate AND writer!
Although from what I've been hearing, "literature" seems like a bit of a stretch.
Taylor is an original character. His name wasn't changed from the fanfiction to the original novel.

Huh. I'm somewhat surprised.

Responsible adult
@Snowy: Your dad's not read many romance novels, has he? tongue
"Proto-Indo-European makes the damnedest words related. It's great. It's the Kevin Bacon of etymology." ~Madrugada
 95 Snowy Foxes, Sun, 22nd Jul '12 6:28:08 PM from  ಠ/// Д ///ಠ` Relationship Status: Heisenberg unreliable
Totally not a fish
The closest thing he's read to a romance novel is Pride and Prejudice.

Oh, and I just told him about the sexified classics.

As a Sherlock Holmes purist, he is quite horrified.

You know, now that I think of it, I can't recall him reading anything written published before 1950 without calling it trash.

edited 22nd Jul '12 6:29:28 PM by SnowyFoxes

So did anyone catch the Nostalgia Critic this week? He ends the review with a group of other internet personalities reading passages from this....piece of fiction (I shall not call it a novel/book) aloud and in silly voices. It was highly amusing.

[up] Wait they are sexing up Sherlock Holmes as well.

I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

edited 22nd Jul '12 6:58:49 PM by syvaris

You will never love a women as much as George Lucas hates his fans.
 97 Mr AHR, Sun, 22nd Jul '12 6:59:48 PM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Why? People have been doing it in their heads for years. They're just trying to cash in on it. No big.
 98 Yuanchosaan, Sun, 22nd Jul '12 7:18:12 PM from Australia Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, she is imaginary
antic disposition
^^See the link posted earlier in this thread. Holmes/Watson are quite possibly the most slashed characters in the history of fanfiction. Pride and Prejudice is fairly predictable due to Mr Darcy. Why they chose to do this...thing...to 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea is inexplicable, though.
"Doctor Who means never having to say you're kidding." - Bocaj
 99 Accela, Sun, 22nd Jul '12 7:18:47 PM from one of my story's worlds
Nerd Mode Always On
They are having Sherlock Holmes and Watson have a torrid, illegal gay affair.

I like it so much better when adaptions have Holmes be asexual, or at least so repressed that the idea of him getting into a romantic/sexual relationship is laughable. I like some slash, but Holmes/Watson is a pairing I just particularly dislike. The fact that they're trying to write this into the canon is...INFURIATING.
"Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one." - E.B. White
 100 Psychobabble 6, Sun, 22nd Jul '12 7:48:34 PM from the spark of Westeros
I wasn't originally gonna fault the lack of quotation marks since the hyphens make it look like she's using that James Joyce method, but those vertical lines are weird as hell...

Here's a podcast review. Kinda long, but entertaining.
And if I claim to be a wise man, well, it surely means that I don't know.
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