... so. until i logged in today and stalked my Top's posts, i was completely unaware of what this fifty shades of grey nonsense was.
just want to say that i'm disgusted and angry. ugh.
*anastasia steele is perhaps one of the dumbest fiction names i've ever heard of.
*'The Fifty Shades trilogy was developed from a Twilight fan fiction originally titled Master of the Universe and published episodically on fan-fiction websites under the pen name "Snowqueen's Icedragon". The piece featured characters named after Stephenie Meyer's characters in Twilight, Edward Cullen and Bella Swan.' <---
*the bdsm lifestyle isn't something that needs to be exploited in, yet again, such a terrible way.
*'Her roommate, the editor of the college newspaper, inexplicably asks Anastasia rather than another reporter to fill in for her at an interview with an elusive industrialist who is a major university benefactor. The interview is outwardly a disaster: Anastasia falls down, gets flustered, asks Christian Grey if he’s gay. But as in Twilight, her incompetence ignites a possessive urge and an erotic obsession in Grey.' <--- couldn't have summed it up better myself, thinkprogress.org
*' He also mentions other paperwork, but first takes her to a room full of BDSM toys and gear. There Grey informs her that the second contract will be one of dominance and submission and that there will be no romantic relationship, only a sexual one. The contract even forbids Ana from touching Grey or making eye contact with him. It is as this point that Grey realizes that Ana is a virgin and agrees to take her virginity without making her sign the contract. The two then have sex.' <-- this summary-excerpt proves that the author has either no clue whatsoever when it comes to the bdsm lifestyle or gained her opinions from terribly written porn by a desperate person or somebody who was craving a power trip. plus, a virgin would completely
give themselves away after signing a contract that states they are to have no romantic relationship with the person who just gave their virginity away to. oh, and that basically they'll be a sex slave to this person.
*dominant/submissive relationships can take a number of months if not a number of years to truly develop.
*it's bizarre that he wanted her to only eat specific foods. i'm sure that the middle aged mothers reading this believe that doms are all like this and want to control every single part of their lover's/slave's lives.
*while the book's protagonist was american, the author scattered british idioms throughout her story.
*an interest in dominance/sumbission does not come from abuse. ask R.
... i would rather have no books written about bdsm/with bdsm themes than have one extremely popular one which exploits and damages the idea of the lifestyle. basically, you just get a large number of people thinking that all of this crap about bdsm is true when it isn't. it's sort of like how people think submissives were abused as children or have no self worth. whatever. this is so ridiculous. /growls
UGH. now my brain is fried!
"Tuna belongs in the sea. I was just helping it be free.”
Matthew, Cabin Fever