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Author Topic: 50 Shades of Gray  (Read 7789 times)
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« on: July 14, 2012, 07:19:46 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012, 07:43:01 AM »

Gray is great because unlike white it's not so bright for your monitor and unlike black, it's not some hipster reverse psychology pretending to be much clearer and friendlier to the eyes while making every letter seem bold.
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2012, 08:02:02 AM »

Gray is great because unlike white it's not so bright for your monitor and unlike black, it's not some hipster reverse psychology pretending to be much clearer and friendlier to the eyes while making every letter seem bold.

I think Paul has been fortunate enough to miss the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifty_Shades_of_Grey

I've not read it, but have read plenty of reviews for it (which are probably more entertaining that the books). My general impression is that it's a good read - for people that never read novels; so have nothing better to compare it with.
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2012, 08:11:09 AM »

Nope. I'm probably one of the earliest DCers to have known it probably cause sex fiction is *cough* one of my interest and so I was trying to make a vague innuendo to the answer.

Still, the Q was for ladies and no way will you catch me answering this thread straight even though the straight answer is Twilight sex.  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2012, 08:11:58 AM »

Gray is great because unlike white it's not so bright for your monitor and unlike black, it's not some hipster reverse psychology pretending to be much clearer and friendlier to the eyes while making every letter seem bold.

I think Paul has been fortunate enough to miss the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifty_Shades_of_Grey

I've not read it, but have read plenty of reviews for it (which are probably more entertaining that the books). My general impression is that it's a good read - for people that never read novels; so have nothing better to compare it with.

Its...'Mummy Porn'...That is what it's unofficially being called...

ALTHOUGH...From a man who's mrs has read all 3 books; perspective, it works out very well for your personal life if you know what I mean ^_^
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2012, 08:19:30 AM »

Ah, right, Sorry, Paul. I should have known to not jump in there.

"Mummy Porn" sounds right.

The only interesting thing I've seen about it is that without the eBook readers we probably would never have heard of it.
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2012, 08:29:27 AM »

Ah, right, Sorry, Paul. I should have known to not jump in there.

"Mummy Porn" sounds right.

The only interesting thing I've seen about it is that without the eBook readers we probably would never have heard of it.

My mrs read them in normal, good old fashioned, book format ^_^
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2012, 08:30:12 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2012, 08:34:27 AM »

Turns out you live like 1 hour from me lol

Guess that means we'll have to have a UK DC get together one day.  cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2012, 08:35:29 AM »

That in itself is an achievement though considering most have not heard of any erotica. It certainly has invigorated some of the talks about erotica's place in mainstream news.

http://articles.timesofin...rey-trilogy-indian-market

http://www.digitaltrends....cessful-digital-parodies/

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As 30-year-old fan Jennifer Norling of San Francisco put it: "There's humor, there's love, it's intense. It's pretty much everything a woman would want in her love life."

But, please, don't call it "mommy porn."

Though James said she doesn't want to be "a social commentator," she isn't a big fan of the term some journalists and pundits have used to describe her books' erotic content and female fan base.

"I think it is disparaging. It's actually quite misogynistic," she said. "Women like sex. If it's done well, it's really quite good fun."

http://today.msnbc.msn.co.../48177363/ns/today-books/

Oh and it's twofold so neither is wrong. The first was the e-book phenomenon but....

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much of the success of the “Fifty Shades” trilogy may simply reside in its packaging. After acquiring English rights in March, Vintage Books released digital editions of all three books, followed by print versions in April featuring relatively tame covers compared with bodice-rippers of yore. Where one might expect two milky bodies intertwined, the covers of books one and two feature a gray silk tie and a bedazzled face mask.

“We felt that discreet, tasteful covers certainly would being in new readers who may not have bought the books with more explicit covers,” Vintage Books spokesman Russell Perreault said.

The formula seems to have paid off, and since then, the romance industry has been keen to reap the benefits of judging a book by its cover. Not long after the series took off, Harlequin and other publishers began reissuing old titles with toned-down covers.

“What may have tipped the scale for the ‘Fifty Shades’ trilogy in particular are the nondescript covers. For whatever reason, the classic ‘clinch’ covers on a lot of romance novels tend to carry a stigma of being ‘old-fashioned,’ so the covers on ‘Fifty Shades’ may have made the books more approachable for a larger range or readers,” RT Book Reviews Editor Audrey Goodson said.

“Certainly, there are some who might prefer to read romance on the privacy of an e-reader, but what’s really refreshing for me to see is the large number of women reading ‘Fifty Shades’ on the subway and at the coffee shop. It simply proves that while covers may play some role in readers’ preferences, it’s what’s between the covers that really counts.”

http://wtvr.com/2012/07/1...ling-its-runaway-success/
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« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2012, 08:39:53 AM »

 cheesy

Your actually just down the road from where I spent most of my childhood (Just up the M1, south of Tickhill, in Harworth ^_^ was a 5 minute walk from Harworth Colliery...that was about the most exciting thing about that entire village haha
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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2012, 08:41:05 AM »

That in itself is an achievement though considering most have not heard of any erotica. It certainly has invigorated some of the talks about erotica's place in mainstream news.

http://articles.timesofin...rey-trilogy-indian-market

http://www.digitaltrends....cessful-digital-parodies/

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As 30-year-old fan Jennifer Norling of San Francisco put it: "There's humor, there's love, it's intense. It's pretty much everything a woman would want in her love life."

But, please, don't call it "mommy porn."

Though James said she doesn't want to be "a social commentator," she isn't a big fan of the term some journalists and pundits have used to describe her books' erotic content and female fan base.

"I think it is disparaging. It's actually quite misogynistic," she said. "Women like sex. If it's done well, it's really quite good fun."

http://today.msnbc.msn.co.../48177363/ns/today-books/

When my Mrs quoted a section of one of the books...It sounded like Hardcore Porn...so, I shall call it 'Mummy Porn' as women read it (Women can be mothers...) and it contains a lot of Pornographic text  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2012, 10:00:13 AM »

I read the first couple of chapters and found the writing to be very amateurish. Dumped it before anything "erotic" occurred.
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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2012, 10:03:48 AM »

I read the first couple of chapters and found the writing to be very amateurish. Dumped it before anything "erotic" occurred.

Id love to quote the bit my mrs told me about, but...its very NSFW, and it would feel odd typing porn into a DC post rofl
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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2012, 10:17:48 AM »

Are we talking about web safe color schemes?  Wink
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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2012, 10:43:58 AM »

Id love to quote the bit my mrs told me about, but...its very NSFW, and it would feel odd typing porn into a DC post rofl

Do it in the thread where someone mentioned 2 g1rls 1 cup. tongue
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« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2012, 10:54:13 AM »

Id love to quote the bit my mrs told me about, but...its very NSFW, and it would feel odd typing porn into a DC post rofl

Do it in the thread where someone mentioned 2 g1rls 1 cup. tongue

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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2012, 11:37:32 AM »

Its...'Mummy Porn'...

Undead Egyptian pr0n? ohmy Cry
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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2012, 01:47:00 PM »

@Deozaan:
Gives the term 'Me luv you long time' a whole new meaning....

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« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2012, 02:07:23 PM »

Are the shades of grey the different skin tones of the dead? ohmy
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« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2012, 02:13:16 PM »

Its...'Mummy Porn'...That is what it's unofficially being called...

Well...I guess linen bandages would be far more comfortable than exploring shibari with the tradition equipment list.  Wink

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ALTHOUGH...From a man who's mrs has read all 3 books; perspective, it works out very well for your personal life if you know what I mean ^_^

If books inspire her, best hope she never reads a copy of Venus in Furs. Sauce for the goose = pain for the gander. (Unless you're personally into "that sort" of recreation. tongue)
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« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2012, 02:31:26 PM »

Reminds me always of the following:

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« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2012, 02:37:39 PM »

Reminds me always of the following:
 

John Fowles had this little bit of doggerel in his novel The Magus:


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« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2012, 10:33:34 AM »

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« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2012, 04:14:41 AM »

Fifty Shades Generator




Personally I prefer the works of Anais Ninw.
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