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Fifty Shades/Twilight: a rant.

I don’t care that Fifty Shades of Grey started out as a “Twilight” fanfic, ok?

No, it’s not the best writing (like “Twilight”).

No, the characters aren’t the most believable/relatable/likeable (like “Twilight”).

Yes, things can get predictable/redundant (like “Twilight”).

But it is dark. It is definitely erotic. And it gave my gut some surprising emotional punches. Plus, BDSM has been something I’ve quirked a brow at for a while, so it was lovely to indulge in someone else’s fantasies (which I may have to borrow whenever i see Chris again).

Additionally, as an aspiring writer, this gives me hope. If something can start out as a tribute, but then morph into its own Goliath, then I find that encouraging.

Anyway. I’m not saying the book is intelligent or even necessarily worth the hype (like “Twilight”). But I do very much see the appeal. 

Currently reading: Fifty Shades of Grey, E. L. James.

While the prose is occasionally English 101 at best, the premise is very enthralling. I started reading last night, and couldn’t wait to get home from work to continue.

But be forewarned: this isn’t for everyone.

It focuses on the carnal aspects of sexuality and psychology. S&M, dominance/submission, etc. Which intrigues me, but could appall many others.


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