50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.
It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.
While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.
Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it.
It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.
Boycott this fucking movie, for the love of god. These kinds of ideas are dangerous and set us back as a society
God bless those people who are INCREDIBLE writers but decide to use those skills to write gay fanfiction
I’ll tell you:
The first character I first fell in love with:
The character I never expected to love as much as I do now:
The character everyone else loves that I don’t:
The character I love that everyone else hates:
The character I used to love but don’t any longer:
The character I would totally smooch:
The character I’d want to be like:
The character I’d slap:
A pairing that I love:
A pairing that I despise:
Jónsi- Where No One Goes
Music from How To Train Your Dragon 2
Mitsuba was such a kind, understanding, beautiful woman and yet she got mistreated by Hijikata so much is2g. I won’t buy all the ‘he’s done it in order to protect her!!!1’ shit because all he’s done in correlation to her was done for his own self. Frankly, he didn’t care about her - as a person - at all. He’s done what he considered to be the ‘best option’ without asking anybody anything and most importantly, without asking Mitsuba what she wanted. He just followed his selfish ways, nothing more. He didn’t care about her feelings a single fucking bit. He didn’t deserve her a single fucking bit, because she loved him and basically got her love life and dream of having a family ruined because of him and in return all she got was a harsh reply and abandonment. Hijikata acted like a self-obsessed prick who couldn’t care less for anything than his sorry little feelings and ideals and when it comes to Mitsuba I have limited sympathy for him because he shouldn’t have had any place in that lovely lady’s life with his gross attitude. She deserved someone who would care for her. I won’t buy the ‘what if she didn’t die’ happy scenarios either because they’re all crap. This whole line is just sad immature crap.
rin looks like he’s wearing heelys
in latin instead of saying “i love you” you don’t say anything because it’s a dead language. nothing. i think that’s beautiful. just shut the fuck up
What’s your superhero name?
Human Victim of Capitalism
Human Cancer Patient.
It is I, the Corpse On Life Support!!!!! ahahahaha
I sound more like a villain…
i am the magnetic victim of capitalism
never fear, the cop who gets away with murder is here
bad motherfucking customer service representative
it knows. it knows my life.
It is I, The Functional Alcoholic!
Introducing the Social Intelligence Test! From what I can tell, it’s sponsored by Harvard and it’s rather interesting. The basis is you look at pictures of people going through different emotions and decide what emotion they’re feeling. The trick is, you can only see their eyes.
How well can you read people? I never thought I was good at it, but I scored rather high on this test. It was a very interesting experience! I highly recommend taking this!
13 out of 36…
34! I’m a regular old social butterfly!
I got 24 out of the 36. Apparently the average is 26. I’m really surprised because for most of them I had no fucking clue haha
this test is weird, and while interesting take it with a grain of salt. I got 25, a low average score but being autistic i’m definitely not that good at reading people. if you get a good score you’re good at recognising a picture of an emotion, the same way you can read a comic and know how the characters feel. it’ll always be different in real life. so, take it with a grain of salt.
I wasn’t ready for that.
I don’t think anyone was ready for that.
These Japanese high school students playing baseball are the cutest things ever! The team in the second picture is even the losing team and they were crying their eyes out right before the picture was taken and they’re smiling happily in the picture. Makes me so happy.
ENGLISH DUB HALLELUJAH GET NAKED SPEECH
This voice actress is beyond perfect.
Fun Fact: Mako’s dub voice actress is Christine Marie Cabanos.
MAKO IS MADOKA