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Mon Feb 2, 2015, 11:37 AM

*NSFW* The Pervocracy gets through "50 Shades of Grey" chapter by chapter- hilarious

Let's Read Fifty Shades of Grey: Chapter 23!
The trailer for the FSoG movie is out, and here's my mini-review. (And one more thought on it.) I have a weird mix of glee and sorrow that they're making a movie out of this. I am looking forward to it being so-bad-it's-good, a Showgirls for our time--but I'm also terrified that it's going to give millions of people the idea that BDSM is "abuse but they're perverts so it's okay." I don't want that.

Based on the trailer, it seems like it will be very faithful to the book, which might work in my favor. The audience consensus might end up being "wow, when you see this stuff actually acted out it's miserable," and then the whole thing will sink beneath the murky waves from which it arose. I can hope.

Anyway, we still have four chapters left in this book. Let's get slogging. As a reminder, when we left off, THE EMAIL WAS COMING FROM INSIDE THE BAR!!!

Content warnings for this chapter: Emotional abuse, do I even have to say it? Stalking, bigtime. Weirdness around drinking. Child molestation, molestation apologism, and implied (?) physical child abuse. Period sex.

Also, this is another long-ass entry.
I glance nervously around the bar but cannot see him. “Ana, what is it? You look like you’ve seen a ghost.” “It’s Christian, he’s here.” “What? Really?” She glances around the bar too. I have neglected to mention Christian’s stalker tendencies to my mom.
"There are certain things about our relationship that sound like abuse, so I can't ever tell other people because they might think it was abuse, which it's not, but it's important I watch my words because if he thought I was calling him an abuser he might really do something awful." That's one of your classic warning signs.


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ismnotwasm Feb 2015 #2
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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 12:22 PM

1. This book pisses me off so much. People actually like this crap?

It's essentially a rich and powerful older man having absolute ownership of a younger, naive woman. Then, he stalks, sexually abuses, and hurts her and she's totally okay with it, because she secretly wants it! After all, he always "gets what he wants." This is creepy as hell, and at times rage inducing.

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Response to chrisa (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 12:33 PM

2. It's made a very bad writer rich because very badly written sex scenes.

I don't get the popularity, perhaps the dumbed down writing made the abuse seem less abusive, I don't know. Either that or people don't know where to get good erotica. Since Even iTunes sells tons of extremely bad to decent erotica, maybe people didn't want to look. Just buy what's popular.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 01:00 PM

3. I'm loving this blog.

The author has a great sense of humor. I'll definitely be adding it to my reading list.

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Response to F4lconF16 (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 01:28 PM

4. Yeah me too

I caught on FB from one of my favorite urban fantasy authors I follow, Lilith Saintcrow--she does steampunk as well. She's feminist as hell, and it shows in her writing

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