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Old August 1 2012, 07:29 PM   #136
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That's beautiful man.
Almost poetry isn't it?

Though I think 50 Shades of Yorkshire was better.
It brought it tear to my eye.
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Old August 1 2012, 08:44 PM   #137
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I clicked the link. The writer of that profound, meaningful piece had an apostrophe in the wrong place in the title. Oddly, I didn't read any further.
You are a woman after my own heart, RevdKathy.

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I still can't believe the main characters are named Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.
So apparently a lot of it is about Grey's anatomy?

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This has to be the best review of this book.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...shades-of-grey

Explains the real reason women are reading it!
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Old August 1 2012, 09:18 PM   #138
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This has to be the best review of this book.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...shades-of-grey

Explains the real reason women are reading it!


When I wanted erotic fiction, I had to read Michel Hoeuellebecq, which I considered to be porn for intellectuals at the time (there's also a considerable amount of story between the often rather sad sex scenes). I still appreciate him for writing the funniest masturbation scene ever. He's mellowed considerably over the years and the focus of his books have shifted. At the time, others were riding on his wave of popularity, e.g. Catherine Millet who wrote about her sex life (which also included BDSM I think).
Of course, in the meantime, we've had several rather traumatising books by women writing about their sexual fantasies so this book seems rather harmless in comparison, even though it's supposedly about BDSM. I think many people read it because it's en vogue right now.
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Old August 1 2012, 09:32 PM   #139
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I wanted to buy a copy - I wouldn't miss 99c - but unfortunately it isn't available in Australian iTunes store . If Aussies had been able to buy the book it might have been in third place by now.
They are working on opening it to international sales... it's apparently a little more complicated.
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Old August 1 2012, 11:23 PM   #140
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We, at the Trekbbs, should write our own erotic book. We could call it "A Couple of Shades of Blue" or something like that.

Anyone got any ideas about what we should call our characters?
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Old August 2 2012, 02:14 AM   #141
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We need Ms Thang back for that!

Ziyal, how're you doing, btw? Doing ok?
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Old August 2 2012, 02:31 AM   #142
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^Thanks for asking, Indranee. I'm hanging in. I don't want to derail the thread by answering in more detail. I was already planning to do an update sometime in the next week, so keep your eye on the Misc folder...
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Old August 2 2012, 02:34 AM   #143
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Good! So glad to know it
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Old August 19 2012, 06:41 AM   #144
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Fifty Shades of Grey baby boom and baby paraphernalia

It's happening. The Fifty Shades of Grey baby boom we here at The Stir predicted months ago is very much a "thing." Moms are announcing right and left that Christian Grey got them pregnant (with a little help from a real live man).

But ladies, some of y'all seem to be taking this obsession just a wee bit too far. Can we just talk about the Fifty Shades baby paraphernalia? It's here. And it's kind of creepy!

Take the onesie that reads "I'm a Fifty Shades baby." It might sound all sweet and innocent, but let's fast forward about, oh, 10 years. Your 10-year-old is paging through the family album and asks "What's Fifty Shades, Mommy?"

Will you be ready to answer that one? Especially when the follow up question is "OK, but what does that kinky sex book have to do with ME?" Face. Palm.
Those poor babies!
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Old August 19 2012, 07:10 AM   #145
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I admire the person making money out of 50 Shades onesies.

My friend read it and said it was very un-erotic and was very tame. "No fisting" was her complaint. I wouldn't know as I have not even cracked the cover. The protagonist being a virgin completely put me off.

Someone probably posted this already..

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Old August 19 2012, 07:33 AM   #146
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My friend read it and said it was very un-erotic and was very tame. "No fisting" was her complaint. I wouldn't know as I have not even cracked the cover. The protagonist being a virgin completely put me off.
Fisting? I'm grossed out about that whole thing.

Why does the protagonist being a virgin put you off?
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Old August 19 2012, 07:36 AM   #147
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Because anything about deflowering is a man's power fantasy.

And yes when she said "fisting" I was like..

I resisted the urge to probe further. Or rather I resisted the immediate urge to say, "should I probe further?" Her husband is eminently trollable however so I may yet extract some details.
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Old August 19 2012, 07:40 AM   #148
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Because anything about deflowering is a man's power fantasy.
But these books are written by a woman for women. They seem like they are for those want to be dominated.
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Old August 19 2012, 07:46 AM   #149
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That may be.. or not. As I said I've never cracked the cover. There is a lot to read out there and if I want to read erotic porn I would probably head for fanfic from a fandom I already have feelings for, unlike Twilight. Just because it's written by a woman doesn't mean I won't be enraged by it.
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Old August 23 2012, 12:50 AM   #150
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There are so many other books I want to read before I would wipe my backside with this.
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