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so my wife and i tried listening 50 shades og gray by shiniez so my wife and i tried listening 50 shades og gray by shiniez
we got out hands on an original in english audiobook version of 50 shades of grey. given the specific topic of the book and my own little hobby here we had to give it a try...

so here are out opinions after first half of book 1

1 it is quite obvious that this begun its life as twifiction, characters just feel copy pasted. and i'm not trying to bash on it, it is just that its a story about a pale awkward girl who will do anything for a distant guy who tries to keep her away but , oh just cant help himself... oh and she has a friend who wants to jump her bones... who is , i think mexican and names jose.....

but still i will give the writer some credit, we stuck by this book... we gave up on trying to listen to twilight at 45th infinite rant on edwards hawtness.... this one we stuck by... ish


see, thing about us is , we don't like jumping on bandwagons, we try stuff out

so.. anyways, i will give the write some mad props for including a personal favorite gesture of mine and that is lipbite!

thing that kills the realism is the fact that this is what it is, a female orientated erotic novel. as such it uses every trick in the book to try and paint the picture of the dark mysterious tortured soul, the kind girls just want to teach what love is...

the guy that just appears when you think of him, and so on.

unfortunately it is a cliche that is deepening the confusion between genders and promotes alienation... but ill get to that on another occasion and in an actual strip...



so... what was the experience like for us so far?

we-----laughed---our---asses--off!!!!!

and here is why, it is not the story, it is the reader. she is doing a good job with it, a bit droning from time to time, but there are a few phrases that keep repeating ... 2 of them are,

oh my!

and

i swallow!

being immature douchebags , both of us kept hearing george takei saying the oh my...

and then it went from bad to worse after we saw this joke video

[link]

so yeah... we ended up imagining what if anastasia's lines were read by george take, and gray was read by godfrey....


so ... yknow, we decided to take a break till our maturity was regained and we could listen on without bursting into crippling laughter


cause we are idiots like that!
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sebaselciclon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mean, cmon dude. I couldnt be that bad...

Being nerdy and all that, you two could have ended up playing... you know... that role game that should-not-be-named.

F.A.T.A.L.

Now that would have killed your inner goodness.
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alippitt Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WahBH…

If you want to hear Takei actually reading the bits with oh my.......
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MordredMoridin Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  New member
Oh my!
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XAlexDentonX Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh god this is awesome XD
Thanks for sharing dude :)
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fractured100 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Best review ever! LOL
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randomfreakygothgirl Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
50 shades of vanilla. :b
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cyberaeon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014   Digital Artist
I think you're going to enjoy this very much. I laughed so hard I eventually got tears in my eyes the first time I read it www.goodreads.com/review/show/…
The GIFs are so spot on. Particularly your "oh my" Takei one.
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semiprophoto Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014

It also became apparent that although the movie is based on E.L. James' raunchy best-selling novel, the film centers more on the romance between the two leads rather than their erotic sex lives. The focus of the preview was the couple's courting, except for a brief glimpse of Johnson wearing a black blindfold in a red room in the preview, reports E! News.

"Rather then [sic] fill the five-minute teaser with the sex that made the books by British author E.L James so popular, the studio went against expectations and highlighted the romance between the two leads," Entertainment Weekly's Nicole Sperling writes. "But with the exception of a brief blindfold, a hand on a thigh and a glimpse of a riding crop, Mr. Grey's penchant for domineering sex was kept to a minimum."

Despite speculation that a version of the film might be rated NC-17, CinemaBlend's Eric Eisenberg said the initial preview is far more PG.

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JonnySchweer Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
I know you are much more acclimated with culture, the mindset and whole shebang, and I am quite a novice with the whole BDSM world, but from things like what I hear from experienced individuals such as yourself and even reading the back of the novels all I can think is "Really? Hell I written better shlock." Though I don't know if it is a put-down to E.L. James or a compliment about my work.


By the way, any chance I could ask for some commentary on my material?
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charysse83 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Amazing take on the book, I have not wanted to venture into it, for that same reason, after having seen the joke video by George Takei I figured I wouldnt make it through the book... please fill me in if it's worth the read...
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FlameXavier3110 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Did you know there is actually a video of takei reading 50 shades?
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julezz30 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
This is amazing. Hahha. The video has changed my life. It's like Christopher Walken doing Pokerface. The amazing things on internet :)

50 Shades. Yuck. To be honest I started reading a HP fanfiction that sparked my interest in BDSM fiction. Very well written. I couldn't finish 50 Shades. It huuurt!
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Pyreiris Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As an avid reader and writer, I refrained from reading 50 Shades. I'll write my own porn thanks very much. But oh! To have the voice talent of Gilbert Gottfried --the penultimate achievement--read it aloud! *weeps with longing*

Actually cried a little when he said, "Cli TOOOR iSSS." Tears of laughter rolling down my face.

I love your artwork, and I appreciate that you are taking the time to develop the story and characters within. Am eagerly awaiting the next installment!
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Legion-Commander Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Thank you, for not jumping on the bandwagon about that  mediocre book series :) trying not to bash it, but hearing about how "amazing" and "revolutionary" litterature it is from my social sphere has made me a bit biased. 
Also I have read books oriented at teenagers (13-15) ish that is more "revolutionary".    As in it portrays something completetly new in modern litterature, which is so far from the truth as you get :b 

Also seeing mountains of that book piled in my local bookstore just adds insult to injury.

Definetely pressing that link :b 
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TheHurd Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
I don't like the book...i prefer cut my veins. And this book is ...umm i don't have any translate for this expresion; Libro para postmenopausicas, cuyos maridos no las tocan ni con un palo. XD
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TheOneAndOnlyMrFox Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
That video took more willpower to get through that i could believe. I feel violated.Waaaah!
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kar-rawr123 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I could not have put it better myself...
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sakurauchia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i am sure someone else had pasted this.. but www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WahBH… is takei reading it.
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amimie Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
50 shades of grey was originally a twilight fan fiction, actually. The author posted it online but people didn't like it and bashed it so she took it off but she still liked the idea still so she changed the names and did some editing into making it into what it is today. It is also basically a type a sexual fantasy the author always wanted to imagine herself to be in. She wanted to be Ana Steele.
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Dunkelkatze Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, that's it, that's exactly it! xD
I'm currently reading the book and hover between laughing my ass off about Grey and wanting to beat this ridiculous Bella-copy and/or the author for repeating two or three phrases over and over again. It's like at least one of them is on every single page o.0 That's even worse than Twilight...
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Darkthor999 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
My wife tried to read 50 shades and said the writing was just awful dreck, but so bad it was funny. I was disappointed, because I was hoping for something hot to read. Thanks so much for the link, that was a great laugh.
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athena102 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My friends decided I was the most innocent lesbian they know. So naturally they made me read parts of this to them. It was scarring and wrong but I played along and would purr and everything. They wound up hitting me for playing along. Apparently Im not aloud to do anything sexual.
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whitegrowsthelily Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That link is one of the best I've ever seen! Hilarious! Couldn't help but picture Iago from Aladdin. And then the girl at the end, her expression, and then: "Oh shit, this is hot."

Love Sunstone, by the way. It has an actual storyline and believable, complex characters. Not to mention your art is amazing!
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izumasanchan Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I almost blasted my comp with my drink when I read the "I swallow" bit
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Nyaa-Nyaa Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Artist
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA oh I can't breathe! XDDDD
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Dreamer-Out-There Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap! Warn a person first. I though that was the link to the Gorge Takei video because you know ... he did the same thing. But then it was actually Gilbert Gottfried and I nearly died I laughed so hard. This has got to be the funnest thing I have ever read / seen in my life. This DA post and that video. Wow. Bravo! That amazing!
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BritslutJenny Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
God that link is hilarious!
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Tuan16 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Just because we guessed just this we never bothered to lay our fingers on it.
Thanks for the fun and critics.

(We are big fans of sunstone, although, keep it on, please!)
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MistressHino Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg, watched the Godfrey link and my sides hurt so bad. The worst part was I kept picturing Iago, from Aladdin. That shits hot
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nerdworld8645911 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Thank you for that video. Funniest thing i've seen today
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Masukee Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Writer
Hey. Hey.

Why did I look at this and the attached link in a public place?

Especially because I'm surrounded by my peers who know little to nothing about me.

Now they all think I'm into mommy porn. The lulz here are awe-inspiring, and at the same time, I'm uncomfortable. It's a weird mix.

I'm glad you guys find it about as ludicrous as it truly is. :)
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TheGoodGentleman Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I Just started reding it and....well.....its.......
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JC-Fashion Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
that series of "books" was so f*cking awful. SO, SO awful.
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FunnelVortex Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I can't believe a crappy twilight Fanfiction got published!
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stubborninsomniac Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
goes to prove once again that good marketing is what makes an author famous
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matrixvalnar Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
[link] just in case noone watched it yet...oh my~ :D awesome art, i really love your work :)
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Taigan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I found this good for a laugh: [link]

It's the record of a twitter feed of a woman reading "50 Shades" over three days. Apparently she barely survived the experience. :XD:
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Sub-eli Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Then there is David Sedaris...[link]
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Darthmiller Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
50 Shades of Takei [link] Oh my!
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j13j Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Agreed. Very over-rated.
QUESTION-
ur thoughts on the movie
Secretary.
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Amor13 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah recently I came across a discussion involving 2 of my TAFE friends and they were talking about article this article ([link]), which made note of some of 50 Shades potential negative impacts on the female population in general.
Personally, I never nor will I ever read that book, since not only did it give everyone in the mainstream a terrible introduction on the BDSM fetish (unlike Sunstone), but I also have the feeling that reading this series will give me a similar experience that I got from reading J.K.Rowling's The Casual Vacancy: one that made made me feel utterly weak and depressed with life whilst reading it.
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Uthardar Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLlloLLLLLLLLLLLLl
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LJ-Phillips Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional
I agree with your take on Fifty Shades. I'm open-minded in my reading material but it's damn unforgivable for an erotic novel to be boring!

Love your comic BTW. Nice to see consensual bondage for a change and wonderful characters with emotional depth :D
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irrevenant Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Did you end up finishing 50 Shades?

I had quite a few issues with it, not the least being that the books mostly used BDSM as a symptom of how emotionally damaged Christian was.

Christian himself must be in the running for the Worst Dom ever award given some of his choices and action.

And yeah, it's not super-well written. On top of the language repetition it's not paced very well. I'd swear at one point about half a book passes without anything much happening. (This may have to do with the fact that the trilogy basically mirrors the plot of the FIRST Twilight novel. Even with the addition of sex scenes that's stretched).

LoL, sorry, you got me started on 50 Shades.

Umm, enjoy?
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sigeel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
we listened to 3/4th of the first book.. and we just couldnt take it any more. he ended up with a headache, and me with headphones (with music on ofc XD)
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uriel1222 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Just...why
And for the record, reading that book made me die on the inside a little too.
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atelierv Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
The only thing I have nice to say about this book is that it probably burns well.
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RedemptiaRebourne Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
hahaha
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05robertsc Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh dear god that Gilbert Godfrey video was too much i died laughing
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Mad-Black-Cheshire Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh you killed me i just died laughing
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