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Old August 30 2012, 11:41 AM   #160
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Re: 50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twili

Methos wrote: View Post
it's worth remembering that this set of books, originally started out as Twilight fanfiction...

Now i'm all for fanfic authors branching out and becoming true authors themselves, but i'd always want the author to do some actual real research into the 'universe' they're writing in...

To use an example here... it'd be like someone writing a Star Trek book with only a basic understanding of the Star Trek universe... using technical terms and gadgets from Star Wars, Stargate, and Firefly throughout the storyline, without actually looking into the way Star Trek uses Phasers, Warp Drive, or Photon Torpedoes...

The knowledge about the 'universe' you're writing in is everything, it's pretty paramount to any style of writing... and it's pretty obvious from reading any of the 'Shades of Grey' series, that the author doesn't even have a basic understanding of the BDSM lifestyle, or what rules, and safety concerns there are within...

If this 'Mr Grey' was actually real, he'd have been shunned from any BDSM community around the world for his ideas and 'wants' in a slave... at most his a misogynistic asshole with no real idea of SSC (Safe, Sane and Consensual), or RACK (Risk Aware Consensual Kink), who has only basic knowledge of the tools and equipment he's depicted using in the book...

But no one cares. It's fiction. No one is reading this thinking OMG this is such a cool insight into a real life "community".

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