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Old August 23 2012, 02:35 AM   #151
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'Fifty Shades of Grey' helps Barnes & Noble sales

The raunchy novels in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy are serving a purpose beyond riling up housewives. The erotic tomes are whipping -- so to speak -- sales at Barnes & Noble Inc. back into shape.

The series by E.L. James -- often referred to as "mommy porn" for its themes of sexual submission and dominance -- helped boost the bookseller's first quarter, which ended July 28.

Overall revenue at Barnes & Noble's nearly 700 bookstores and BN.com rose 2% to $1.1 billion in the quarter. Though sales on the website declined, same-store sales in the brick-and-mortar shops jumped 4.6%.

Part of the increase is due to competitor Borders liquidating its stores last year, according to the company. But "strong sales" from "Fifty Shades" also contributed.
Good for them? They should send the author a gift basket full of BDSM porn.
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Old August 29 2012, 07:18 PM   #152
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My boyfriend brought up this series last night, so having never heard of it, I did a wiki search.

Honestly confused as to why he brought it up at all. I am the last person on earth who'd want to read that trash. I'd be bored and would never finish it.

Sure, a good love story with a bit of sexuality in it is okay... but... I'll never get why stuff like this is popular. Anyway, if you're really lonely and have no sex life and this is why you're reading it, wouldn't it just be depressing?
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Old August 29 2012, 07:23 PM   #153
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Re: 50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twili

don't read it... please don't... i read the first few chapters, and found it insulting and completely unrealistic for a BDSM relationship...

That series of books has done more harm to BDSM than any politician or law has done in the past 20 years...

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Old August 29 2012, 08:16 PM   #154
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Lumi wrote: View Post
My boyfriend brought up this series last night, so having never heard of it, I did a wiki search.

Honestly confused as to why he brought it up at all. I am the last person on earth who'd want to read that trash. I'd be bored and would never finish it.

Sure, a good love story with a bit of sexuality in it is okay... but... I'll never get why stuff like this is popular. Anyway, if you're really lonely and have no sex life and this is why you're reading it, wouldn't it just be depressing?
Maybe he wanted you to get some ideas for your.. private time
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Old August 30 2012, 11:01 AM   #155
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Guy I work with said his wife has been reading them, and he's had more sex in a month than he's had in a year. But once she was finished, "it was like a tap turning off."
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Old August 30 2012, 11:12 AM   #156
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My boyfriend brought up this series last night, so having never heard of it, I did a wiki search.

Honestly confused as to why he brought it up at all. I am the last person on earth who'd want to read that trash. I'd be bored and would never finish it.

Sure, a good love story with a bit of sexuality in it is okay... but... I'll never get why stuff like this is popular. Anyway, if you're really lonely and have no sex life and this is why you're reading it, wouldn't it just be depressing?
Maybe he wanted you to get some ideas for your.. private time
I was going to say.. I would be asking him why he brought it up. Perhaps it was a very roundabout way of raising some ideas.
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Old August 30 2012, 11:14 AM   #157
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Guy I work with said his wife has been reading them, and he's had more sex in a month than he's had in a year. But once she was finished, "it was like a tap turning off."


He needs to ask her.. sweetie? How can we turn this tap on again?
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Old August 30 2012, 11:22 AM   #158
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Re: 50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twili

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...

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Old August 30 2012, 11:26 AM   #159
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Guy I work with said his wife has been reading them, and he's had more sex in a month than he's had in a year. But once she was finished, "it was like a tap turning off."
So at least one person in the world is hoping she writes some more!

In the UK at least there seem to be hundreds of similar books suddenly for sale. Is it the same in your neck of the woods? Maybe he should buy them all and ration them out to her!
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Old August 30 2012, 11:41 AM   #160
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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...

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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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Old August 30 2012, 12:06 PM   #161
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@Methos: "Rack"...
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Old August 30 2012, 04:31 PM   #162
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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...

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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".
You'd be surprised how dumb people can be..
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Old September 9 2012, 02:32 PM   #163
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Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James threatens party planner with legal action

Maybe the author herself shouldn't have 'hijacked something someone else owns' like Twilight and written terrible porn fiction about it?
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Old September 9 2012, 03:20 PM   #164
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Yeah but she didn't use the words Edward, Bella, Sparkle Boy or whatever that references Twillight.

It's a sign of our times that people just don't get copyrights.. it doesn't matter if you tagging along and making a few bucks won't hurt them financially or that everybody is doing it.. it is someone elses property and they have the rights. Just because property in this case not meant to be a car in a garage you can tough but something literary makes no difference.

If she just did some SM themed parties or at least didn't advertise it as a "50 Shades of Grey Lingerie Party" she would have been fine.
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Old September 3 2013, 12:13 AM   #165
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Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson cast in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

So it looks like the movie is really happening!
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