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.
This god dam it this
jfc thank you
I made the mistake of deciding to read these books(I’m struggling through the last one now).
At one point Grey is whiny because Ana uses their agreed upon safeword. When asked whats wrong he easily lists her using a safeword with her ALMOST BEING KIDNAPPED AND RAPED AND PROBABLY FUCKING MURDERED.
But, hey, he’s always right about everything all the time(even when he’s seriously fucking wrong). And at least he’s pretty and rich…
you know I would’ve been fine with just beer and pizza, right?
[laughs] now she tells me
THE WORST THING IS GETTING TO THE LAST EPISODE OF THE LAST SEASON AND REALISING THERES NONE LEFT
"Captain Marvel - A Trailer"
When S.H.I.E.L.D. officer Carol Danvers intercepts a rogue spaceship, she meets an alien soldier named Mar-Vell and begins turning into something not quite human herself.
Katee Sackhoff as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel
fandom gives me unrealistic expectations for how good movies can be
Y’all misunderstood the tag. See, Myka and Pete had been sent to the home of Arnold Schwartzenegger to investigate some peculiar goings-on around his estate. Turns out his latest Hummer had a vintage steering wheel installed—specifically, the steering wheel from a 1911 Gräf & Stift Bois de Boulogne phaeton—the very one the Archduke Franz Ferdinand had been assassinated in. The car had become sentient and been trying to defend itself after being activated by some gunplay on the compound (Arnold and his firearms), and Myka couldn’t get inside the car to douse the steering wheel. Consequently, M&P had to lure it into a trap and tear the hood off with a forklift. After successfully removing and deactivating the steering wheel, Arnold Schwartzenegger returned to see what they had done to his brand new Hummer and shouted…
“MY CAH, BERING!”
Pretty sure that’s what the OP intended.
There is no excuse for this.
Someone take Photoshop away from me.
I’m not kidding. Take it. AWAY.
it got better
1.Staying with Root
4.A good gun
6.Watching this ↓↓↓↓↓
#you know Shaw would buy popcorn and beer to watch John in a bar fight #then laugh at him when he gets his ass beat #it’ll probably end with her chugging down the last of her six pack and launching in to help John #Sameen Shaw #food + fighting + embarrassing John = a great night (via figmentof)
^Gonna need someone to fic this now
There is a reason that Reese described the nine-foot tall blond with the Nazi tats as a “friend of Leon’s,” and Shaw is going to get the whole sordid story out of him if it kills her.
Assuming, of course, that there’s anything left of him once Gigantor’s done, which is starting to look increasingly less likely.
100% accurate gif of me when I got yet another of these in my inbox.
You know how many of these type of asks I get even still? Mostly I ignore them, the two people who came off-anon I answered, but let me say this as clearly as possible:
I accept that Warehouse 13 is over. I accept that in the television show, Warehouse 13, Pyka is canon.
Happy? I accept it. I’m assuming I get these because (despite the fact I neither actor nor character tag most of the sets) I do leave Atlanta in the ‘Warehouse 13’ tag. (How dare I?!)
In fact, I’d say it’s pretty clear from the fact that my main work is a fix-it -that being, a thing that accepts the canon and goes, “Yeahno, got to finish that differently” - that I broadly am aware of what happened on my television screen.
And if you mean “Why don’t you stop talking and blogging and making things about it?” The answer is very simple.
It’s because this fandom is so fucking brilliant. There are still things to be hashed and rehashed, there are still people coming new to the show, still amazing manips and fics and gifs (and ballet AUs - ALL THE AUS) to be made and the longer that continues the better imo. Fandom doesn’t stop just because the show does.
I pity you if you think it has to. And I also question why you’re hanging around the Warehouse tag ‘noning bloggers if you think we should stop creating content the second the last episode is done.
Also, your ship happened, my ship was shat on, so excuse me if I indulge in some therapeutic content creation. No… wait… don’t excuse me, just hit the fucking ignore button. Then you need never see me and my gifs again.
lol “accept” awww. This dumbass has no idea how fandom actually works. That’s so cute. I’d love to see them go into the Destiel tag and ask one of the BNF Destiel shippers why they can’t “accept” Dean and Cas will never be canon. Just let me know beforehand so I can get popcorn and beer and watch.
This is an interesting concept, isn’t it?
Because accepting a thing that is so flawed as Pete’s terrible characterization and Myka’s practically nonexistent character growth and the absolute botch job that was the entirety of that plot arc is like saying, “here, have this cookie. Eat this cookie. It’s burned and made from dog shit but you must eat this cookie.”
No…no, anon. I am not required to eat the shit cookie. I am not required to do a damned thing.
I genuinely feel sorry for you if you are that garbage, because regardless of how you feel about that relationship, you at a cookie made of shit. There are so many better ways Pyka could have happened. That? That all felt like a bad whammy.
So go eat your shit cookie, anon. There were better flavors in that show, and I will remember those tastes instead.
Who needs shit cookies when the fandom can bake up an
… or several hundred.
Warehouse is over and Pyka is ‘canon’ (if you want to call that horrifying scene canon) meanwhile we have the gifmakers, the manippers, the artists, the fanfic writers, the meta, the actors themselves, the songwriters and musicians, the injokes, the hijacked posts, the AUs, the t-shirts and phone cases.
Pyka has canon. We have an actual fandom.
And Meghan Ory.
Thank you for reminding me! :D I’ve kept this message in my inbox so the reminder didn’t also get forgotten (because that would happen with me).
Okay, Merge With Caution. As absolutely hilarious as it was to see Pete and Myka swap bodies for an episode, and as disgustingly perfect as it was to watch them come out of that saga unscathed and still able to high five each other like the asshole, charm-bracelet-wearing besties that they are, there was some true atrocities in that episode. Specifically, in regards to Myka and her high school reunion and how that background story had absolutely nothing to do with her. I mean nothing. They could’ve used literally any other event as the backdrop and taught us just as little about Myka and her character. (In fact, if the event /didn’t/ have to do with Myka, they might have actually taught us more by accident of Joanne Kelly’s fabulous acting.) It was appalling. I was appalled. And here’s why. (Full disclosure, everything in this post is pulled from memory. I didn’t rewatch the ep for this rant because I already have two different WH13 rewatches planned for the near future.)
MOTHERFUCKING NELL SCOVELL
tw: Nell Scovell
The Turkish company Pugedon has created a vending machine that’s dispensing help for both the environment and our furry friends.