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Author Topic: Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James  (Read 30270 times)

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Re: Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James
« Reply #350 on: August 20, 2012, 12:39:26 PM »
Paisley?

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Re: Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James
« Reply #351 on: August 20, 2012, 12:53:33 PM »
Glow-in-the-dark neon?

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Re: Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James
« Reply #352 on: August 20, 2012, 12:58:54 PM »
Glow-in-the-dark neon?

Well, it is based on Twilight, right? So sparkling or glow-in-the-dark might work for that. >.>

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« Reply #353 on: August 20, 2012, 01:51:06 PM »
Dark red, if that one excerpt is anything to go by.

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Re: Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James
« Reply #354 on: August 21, 2012, 11:02:01 AM »
Could luck out and have a screenwriter/director pairing that actually makes a good movie out of shit material. Wouldn't be the first time.

Coming this summer. 50 Shades by David Fincher. Starring Stoya and Mark Wahlberg. (Cause he's already played a pornstar!)

You know what, I'm kinda glad this book got big. It must be crap, I'm sure, but now there'll be a shitload of other BDSM themed books publishers will push out to ride the wave. And some of them is bound to be good. I mean, we got good vampire books after Twilight came out, right? Right, you guys? R... okay.  ???

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« Reply #355 on: August 21, 2012, 04:13:52 PM »
The only problem with even a good Fifty Shades of Gray movie: people interested in the theme would probably be better off just watching Secretary instead. Granted, that's a pretty weird story in its own right...

Edit: wow. I'd forgotten the dominant character in Secretary is named E. Edward Grey.

It's...it's such a perfect coincidence.
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Re: Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James
« Reply #356 on: August 21, 2012, 04:41:33 PM »
The stories even have the socially dysfunctional character parallels going on.

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« Reply #357 on: August 21, 2012, 11:02:29 PM »
With the major difference that in Secretary the dysfunction isn't treated as normal; they're aware of their flaws.

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Re: Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James
« Reply #358 on: August 21, 2012, 11:57:26 PM »
And that is part of what makes the story intriguing and somewhat believable.

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Re: Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James
« Reply #359 on: August 22, 2012, 09:33:32 AM »
I love Secretary.

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Re: Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James
« Reply #360 on: August 22, 2012, 09:40:33 AM »
I love secretaries.   ;D

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« Reply #361 on: August 22, 2012, 09:42:19 AM »
I know you do. :P

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« Reply #362 on: August 22, 2012, 09:55:18 AM »
It is kind of one of my niches for RP.

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« Reply #363 on: August 22, 2012, 09:56:09 AM »
*swats away the urge to flood Silver with plot bunnies*

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« Reply #364 on: August 22, 2012, 09:56:33 AM »
/drowns

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« Reply #365 on: August 22, 2012, 07:58:07 PM »
Secretaries are awesome.  *Nods*

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« Reply #366 on: August 29, 2012, 08:34:54 AM »
Just read an interesting article - I can't say I agree with all of the comments in the follow-up, but the article poses an interesting question:

If it weren't for the fact that an age is given, would you believe that the main character is actually 21?  Or even late teens?

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Re: Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James
« Reply #367 on: August 29, 2012, 08:51:04 AM »
No.

A running theme in the reams of bad reviews listed on Amazon is the disbelief that the main character is a 21 year old college student, and that she talks (and acts) more like a 12 year old.

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« Reply #368 on: August 29, 2012, 10:03:59 AM »
I just finished reading this trilogy and was less than impressed. I found the characters to be exceptionally juvenile for their ages and it paints people who are interested in BDMS or D/s as being mentally defective in some way. I shudder to think how the movie will portray that. Truly, I'm amazed at the widespread success of these books.

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« Reply #369 on: August 29, 2012, 10:25:49 AM »
Just read an interesting article - I can't say I agree with all of the comments in the follow-up, but the article poses an interesting question:

If it weren't for the fact that an age is given, would you believe that the main character is actually 21?  Or even late teens?

The article is dead on in my eyes. That is exactly what has been bothering me so much.

Something else driving me nuts is that fans of the series idolize Christian Grey because he's hot and doing these things. Being gorgeous doesn't give you a free pass to do horrible things. If he wasn't hot, they would find it much creepier, I'm sure.

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Re: Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James
« Reply #370 on: August 29, 2012, 10:30:07 AM »
If he wasn't hot, they would find it much creepier, I'm sure.

You mean, like this guy? (totally safe for weak stomachs and those at work.  Mind the coffee/monitor interface, though.)

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« Reply #371 on: August 29, 2012, 10:54:59 AM »
Then again, you never know. There's really a remarkably big fangirl base for Frollo, from the Disney adaptation of Hunchback. he's like a million years old, controlling, possessive, and for some crazy reason, there's a ton of girls out there who are really into that...

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« Reply #372 on: August 29, 2012, 08:46:36 PM »
The article is dead on in my eyes. That is exactly what has been bothering me so much.

Something else driving me nuts is that fans of the series idolize Christian Grey because he's hot and doing these things. Being gorgeous doesn't give you a free pass to do horrible things. If he wasn't hot, they would find it much creepier, I'm sure.

Yes, yes it does.  THAT'S what scare me more.  That women, grown women, would let a men 'stalk' them because they're 'hot'.

The double standards humanity has (and this applies to both genders) is disgusting and frightening.

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Re: Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James
« Reply #373 on: August 29, 2012, 10:05:46 PM »
Being gorgeous doesn't give you a free pass to do horrible things.

It does, actually. Exhibits abound on your local lifestyle channel.

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« Reply #374 on: August 30, 2012, 06:03:49 AM »
.. yeah. People DO get free passes for being gorgeous, I guess what I meant is that they really shouldn't. It is horrifying that people will go "No, no. You're allowed to do all these terrible things, because you're so hot."

... when the movie comes out, is it going to be constantly narrated over by Ana's constantly running inner monologue? Tons of "Oh geez"s and "Holy crap"s constantly running over the sex scenes? Then it might actually be sort of funny.