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I know: anything that comes after that sentence is my own damn fault.

But I'm glad I'm reading it, because book two appears to be the point where I start finding the series hilarious. (I have had an ear infection and a fever for three days now. That's...probably not a non sequitor.)

Having run out of plot (Book one: boy meets girl, boy beats girl, girl runs screaming into the night), E L James has resorted to having this volume be The Book of Ana Gets Stuff. Ana's reaction to this is exactly the same as her reaction to everything else: a stream of "oh my" and "oh crap."

I'm having coffee with Christian Grey? Oh crap.
A BSDM dungeon? Oh my.
Your mother was a crack whore? Oh crap.
An iPad? Oh my.

And so on and so forth.

Speaking of that crack whore thing--apologies if that was a spoiler--that brings me to THE BEST PART EVER. Okay, I really should spoiler cut this, since it's the only truly startling moment to date: If you had already broken up with someone once because of his freakish inability to be touched affectionately or to do the whole boyfriend thing, plus because his intense BDSMality was unnerving, wouldn't it be a bit alarming to find out HE HAD THE EXACT SAME BACKSTORY AS DEXTER?

Okay, so maybe not the EXACT same. Dexter's mum was murdered and I don't remember how long he spent with the corpse, whereas Edward's mother killed *herself* and he spent precisely four days alone with her before anyone discovered them. But it would still make my list of Warning Signs, you know?

Why doesn't ANA know this is a Bad Thing? My guesses are 1) Dexter doesn't exist in the Fifty Shades universe or else 2) Edward IS that universe's Dexter so the plot requires her not to react. I dunno. I'll keep you posted.

So. Someone needs to write crossover fic. Not me, I have an ear infection and I'm lazy.

Date: 2012-09-06 03:52 pm (UTC)
misse: (Default)
From: [personal profile] misse
er... just so you know: your spoiler cut, well, didn't.

And I really shouldn't just leave it there. From what I've heard it sounds just the other side of too weird for me to read. And this is such a popular book? Really?
Edited Date: 2012-09-06 03:54 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-09-06 07:14 pm (UTC)
kehleyr: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kehleyr
Aww feel better!!

Date: 2012-09-07 08:02 am (UTC)
biting_moopie: (chris wwhl eyebrows by joeysqticons on l)
From: [personal profile] biting_moopie
An ear infection and a fever, you poor thing! That must be painful. How are you now? Sending lots of healing and cooling energy your way.

Holy shit, so she ripped off Twilight and Dexter? It doesn't end!

I haven't read the book, but I've heard so many women make excuses for abusive men that I'm really not surprised Ana is making counterintuitive and dangerous decisions. /bitter at humanity

I'm having coffee with Christian Grey? Oh crap.
A BSDM dungeon? Oh my.
Your mother was a crack whore? Oh crap.
An iPad? Oh my.



LOLOLOL this cracked me up. Especially the dungeon part. She sounds so underwhelmed.

lmao 'fifty shade of grape' :DDDDDD

Date: 2012-09-07 12:39 pm (UTC)
biting_moopie: (chris wwhl wave by joeysqticons on lj)
From: [personal profile] biting_moopie
That sounds horrible. I'm so glad you're doing better now. At least the kids were spared. Here is a cute icon of Chris Colfer to help speed the healing process. Speaking of Chris, check out the pics of him in this post. His gloriousness will cure all that ails this world.

Oh. My. God. How is this a real book that is popular and people are spending actual money on and saying it is good? What is wrong with people? What is wrong with the author? Even though the ex is a fictional character, I just want to wrap her in a blanket and give her hot chocolate and let her know she's okay. This is so, so gross.

May Xenu bless you for reading this book so we don't have to. <3

Date: 2012-09-13 08:19 am (UTC)
biting_moopie: (chris wwhl giggle by joeysqticons on lj)
From: [personal profile] biting_moopie
You're welcome! I know logically that Chris is only human but he's such a stellar example of one. I can't get over how awesome he is.

What is so romantic about being mistreated? It is incredible how people are willing to excuse a person's actions because of another factor, like he's good-looking or rich or 'omg but he loves me really'. It's scary and sad and frustrating that women buy into this crap all the damn time.

And you can feel sorry for someone from a distance! I guess it's the idea of 'fixing' someone? It's a powerful idea - you meet someone and can give them something no one else can, then it's true love forever. I fell for this when I was younger. Now, I have zero patience with people, lol. Being around someone who needs 'fixing' is exhausting. I cannot imagine having a relationship like that at all. Plus, fixing someone and having them be grateful to you is another way of getting external validation so you don't have to deal with your own problems.

Sorry for the late reply and the long responses. I clearly have a lot of feelings on the subject!

Date: 2012-09-07 06:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] baranduyn
All I know about fifty shades of stuff is that Stephen Fry mocks it relentlessly on Twitter.

I wonder if those who write such are obsessed with Tammy Wynette's song "Stand By Your Man" to the point where they'd look at the woman who found out her husband was killing his one night stands and dumping their bodies in the back yard and say "Well, guys are weird sometimes but you have to love them."

Ms. Wynette was divorced four times because there's some shit you do not take. End statement.

Date: 2012-09-08 12:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] baranduyn
Serial killers get a lot of fan mail. Thus the author has found a market.

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