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?
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,
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
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!
Being nerdy and all that, you two could have ended up playing... you know... that role game that should-not-be-named.
Now that would have killed your inner goodness.
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.
By the way, any chance I could ask for some commentary on my material?
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!
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!
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...
Love Sunstone, by the way. It has an actual storyline and believable, complex characters. Not to mention your art is amazing!
Thanks for the fun and critics.
(We are big fans of sunstone, although, keep it on, please!)
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.
ur thoughts on the movie
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.
Love your comic BTW. Nice to see consensual bondage for a change and wonderful characters with emotional depth
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.
And for the record, reading that book made me die on the inside a little too.