50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twilight

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  1. indranee

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    We need Ms Thang back for that!

    Ziyal, how're you doing, btw? Doing ok?
     
  2. Tora Ziyal

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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...
     
  3. indranee

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    Good! So glad to know it :)
     
  4. Dream

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    Fifty Shades of Grey baby boom and baby paraphernalia

    Those poor babies! :(
     
  5. teacake

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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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  6. Dream

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    Fisting? I'm grossed out about that whole thing.:eek:

    Why does the protagonist being a virgin put you off?
     
  7. teacake

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    Because anything about deflowering is a man's power fantasy.

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

    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.
     
  8. Dream

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    But these books are written by a woman for women. They seem like they are for those want to be dominated.
     
  9. teacake

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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.
     
  10. stoneroses

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    There are so many other books I want to read before I would wipe my backside with this.
     
  11. Dream

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    'Fifty Shades of Grey' helps Barnes & Noble sales

    Good for them? They should send the author a gift basket full of BDSM porn.
     
  12. Lumi

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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?
     
  13. Methos

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    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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  14. FPAlpha

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    Maybe he wanted you to get some ideas for your.. private time :devil:
     
  15. Australis

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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."
     
  16. teacake

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    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.
     
  17. teacake

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    :guffaw: :guffaw: :guffaw:

    He needs to ask her.. sweetie? How can we turn this tap on again?
     
  18. Methos

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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...

    M
     
  19. Starkers

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    So at least one person in the world is hoping she writes some more! :lol:

    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!
     
  20. teacake

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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".