50 Shades Dissers…wat up?

Seriously?

How could *anyone* read about Ana’s loss of her virginity and diss this. Okay I’m not even halfway through it…but really?

i love the fuck out of this novel!

Really, you dissers…you can’t be *that* jaded about D/s can you?

(disclaimer–maybe by the end I’ll agree but that one scene made reading the Β book totally worth it, no matter how ‘tormented’ Gray turns out to be.)

nilla, shutting of the puter to read more….

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For over 8 years--(EIGHT?!) nilla and M have been a D/s couple. I'm the "small s" side of that designation, as he often reminds me. I'm silly and prone to giggling at inopportune times. He's a wicked Sadist, who feeds me my drug of choice--pain. My brain is always spinning dirty and dark little fantasies, which I sometimes share with the world. Welcome to the nilla-verse. It's wet and slippery here...with a dragon or two lurking.
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36 Responses to 50 Shades Dissers…wat up?

  1. SouthernSir says:

    Oh dear nilla clearly someone needs to show you the error of your ways.

    • vanillamom says:

      πŸ™‚

      what can I say…I enjoy many different types of reading..and you’d have to be purty jaded to not get SOME reaction from that very first sex scene. πŸ™‚

      nilla
      ps I think she also did a great job “painting’ the scene. I could “see” the apartment…which is important to me when I’m reading. If I can’t “see” the story unfolding, I won’t finish reading it. πŸ™‚

  2. ksst says:

    Ok, the first half of the first book was ok, pretty hot stuff. The rest? The other books? Oh, they are beyond sucking. Way worse than that. I’m not jaded at all, they were just terrible.

    • vanillamom says:

      I’ll keep you posted. It could take me years to get through all 3 books since I have little time for “free reading” and am juggling The Great Bridge at the same time (a 900 page tome that is thankfully on 4 oz on my kindle!)

      nilla

  3. sirqsmlb says:

    And…you’re reading it on O day!! WAHOOOOOO! Enjoy!

    • vanillamom says:

      oh, oooooo yeah.

      trust me, that helped me “get there”…

      πŸ™‚ (that’s an ENORMOUS grin, btw)

      nilla

  4. pepper says:

    It isn’t the story line that puts me off, although it’s not very well written. It’s the grammar. I felt like going though it with a red pen, for the Gods’ sakes. No matter how good a story is, if it’s written badly, well…..I’m a grammar nazi, I can’t help it.

    • Wordwytch says:

      You aren’t the only one. Plus she’s a Brit that didn’t know how to stay in American English. If you mix the two it makes one hell of a mess.

    • vanillamom says:

      πŸ™‚

      never have to apologize for being a grammar nazi (though you must cringe sometimes coming here, since I bend so many grammar “rules”…what can I say, I’m an envelope pusher)

      I was thinking about your comment specifically as I showered this morning, pepper, and thinking that we’re living through a pretty dramatic language shift. Usually it’s a slow and steady change (else we’d all be speaking the King’s English, wot?)…but with the bastardization of language thanx in pt to twtr and txting….. πŸ™‚

      I also imagined you cringe when you saw my title. I’ll admit that I slam my teen when I see his facebook posts that use terrible grammar…but it’s a fight that we older gen. people will lose, eventually. They’ll think, we don’t need all those extra vowels, and make words look like they sound…changing times, to be sure.

      nilla

  5. There were some good scenes in the book(s).
    There was no texture, no depth to the story. It was very predictable, followed the typical ‘romance pattern.’

    I was really surprised that it made it through any type of editing process at all.
    Most of the blog writers I have read can out write that author in every way.
    Rose

    • vanillamom says:

      πŸ™‚

      I still maintain that it’s good, escapism reading. And most romances DO follow a pattern…we’ve been very indoctrinated there for eons…(I’m not one who liked “love story” because it wasn’t HEA) There’s nothing wrong with happy ever after, in my book (pun intended!)

      nilla

  6. dryfly2005 says:

    I have to say, that the books did get some people thinking, maybe the blood flowing for just a bit, to get them playful, and if that happened and it did, that is a good thing. Tip

    • vanillamom says:

      RIGHT!

      Exactly my point. Maybe I’m still very aware of how I was before I found kink…and if a vanilla reader (and so many did, remember all the tittering even on the news?) got through this? It would be eye opening. For those of us used to dungeons, and all the rest, this was D/s lite perhaps, but for someone looking for answers to questions they didn’t know to ask? very much a step down that road.

      nilla

      • Ok, Nilla, Tip. You are right about that.
        I read book 1 and 3. Could not make myself read #2.
        My first thought ” these were crap”
        Second ” there has got to be better written erotica out there somewhere”
        I googled erotic fiction and….
        Well, here I am .
        Rose

      • vanillamom says:

        see? I rest my case. It either inspired people to try a bit of kink in their life OR it inspired people turned off by the style/prose/whatever to look further into what erotic fiction there was (trust me, I’ve read worse, far far worse, which is why I find this one sweetly erotic.)

        nilla

  7. Melissa says:

    Here’s the thing about “50 Shades.” I read it- and it was comic! I would literally *giggle* through the whole thing- my husband would even call me out on it.

    Just enjoy it for the crack fiction it is, and move on! πŸ™‚

    • vanillamom says:

      I didn’t giggle through it but I am totally enjoying it as crack fiction.

      (as an aside, I’m also reading The GReat Bridge, which is tome-heavy history of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge)…so many escapism porn is the perfect counter to that.)

      nilla

  8. Wordwytch says:

    Where to start on my feelings about the books… Hmmm. How about here. http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/shortcuts/2012/jul/08/fifty-shades-grey-bad-bondage?CMP=EMCNEWEML1355

    Then there is my own blog post about it. http://wordwytch.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/fifty-shades-of/
    Wolf comments on his thoughts for this bit of writing…. it pissed him off.

    Oh, and I think the biggest thing that got me is here is this guy fucking all the time when all he does is unzip and pull it out, yet he Never Gets His Pants or Suit wet or smudged. If she’s as wet as they go on about, the front of his trews should be soaked. Oh, and we won’t even start on the road rash his zip should give him.

    • vanillamom says:

      well…gosh…i’m not sure I’m that critical of the things I read. I read for entertainment, and thus far there hasn’t been any glaring things that jumped out at me…mostly I’m letting the story carry me along.

      sometimes it’s just nice to sit back and see how others handle sexual situations…and thus far, hers are uber hawt.

      nilla

      • Wordwytch says:

        Sometimes I am, sometimes I’m not. This one though, with all it’s hype, the fact that it is repackaged Fan Fiction (based on Twilight if I remember correctly) and a few other bits and pieces just set me off. The first one, I could giggle at. The next two were… omg? Can’t she get better? etc… like reading a train wreck. There were good bits, and I think what got me the most at the very end of them was that she could have done so much better, yet she got published. This book just ranks right up there on my list of books Never To Read Again!

        Regardless of my opinion, I still love you Nilla! And if the hawt scenes in there spark a story, it’s all good.

        Hugs!

      • vanillamom says:

        that’s good…I’d hate to think you stopped liking me because of my taste in reading material. πŸ™‚

        and it’s definitely getting my mind churning. πŸ™‚

        nilla

      • Wordwytch says:

        LOL! Never ever dis you for your reading material. I may not agree, but that’s as far as it goes. πŸ™‚ Some people like Steinbeck… πŸ™‚ I like Carrie Vaughn and Kim Harrison.

  9. slave ali says:

    Omg your reading it!!!!!!! Master Rick put these on his kindle and he never saw it again for 2 weeks. I ❀ fifty shades of Grey!!!!!!! And just to be spunky, I had a Grey tie long before fifty made it cool ;-). -slave ali

    • vanillamom says:

      πŸ™‚

      I’ve never been tied up with a tie…handcuffs, velcro cuffs, and rope, but never a tie. Maybe I’ll look at that when I next see Master.

      nilla, grinning wickedly

  10. slave ali says:

    It gets hotter too. Keep reading nilla πŸ™‚ -slave ali

    • vanillamom says:

      geezus…i read during breakfast…holy fuck.

      πŸ™‚

      nilla

      • slave ali says:

        Ties are hot. Spenders and most erotic stores have a fifty shades section now with. Few of the things mentioned in the book. Including the tie πŸ™‚

      • vanillamom says:

        what is “Spenders” ? I’m assuming a sex store? but not sure.

        Yeah. I just read the Tie part (well the first time it appears). It is pretty frigging hot. πŸ™‚

        nilla

      • slave ali says:

        Spenders is a he’ll of a typo lol. I meant spencer’s gifts like in the mall. Gotta love autocorrect.

      • vanillamom says:

        OOOOHhh. *laughs*

        Spencers I know!

        damnged autocorrect (why I love my stupidphone!)

        nilla

  11. HisLilAngel says:

    Yeah. I’m not a 50 shades hater either. I honestly read to escape. I try not to get in a huff about grammar or even repetitiveness to an extent. And I also try and keep in mind that its *fiction*…. Not to be taken too serious as for whether or not the story is plausible/sane/safe etc…

    I think for a few the D/s dynamic was ‘theirs’ and now that it is somewhat becoming ‘mainstream’ people are feeling defensive (possessive?) of their lifestyle choices. (And I am not trying to attack anyone here or make them *feel* defensive at all. Totally not my intention)

    To me though, as Tip mentioned if it lit something hot in someone and that someone grabbed their lover/husband/wife/SO and had some mind blowing sex…. Then WOOHOO for EL James! I think the books have helped a lot of people find something in themselves they didn’t know existed and has ignited some low burning passion into roaring fires… And for that I think the books are a wonderful wonderful thing. πŸ™‚

    Sure, it isnt for everyone, but I am a lover of the books personally. πŸ™‚

    • vanillamom says:

      “I think the books have helped a lot of people find something in themselves they didn’t know existed ”

      This sums up my feelings perfectly…so very well said, angel. If you always had feelings about being tied up (as I did) or being spanked…and thought you were “broken” or “sick” or “abnormal”….and you read this…and discovered that OTHER people felt these things?

      there is great power in knowing you are “not alone” in feeling a certain thing. And for several people, it led them to exploring themselves, their relationships, and their reading material…and finding a new path.

      For that alone I applaud them.

      (and the sex scene’s ain’t bad, neither.)

      nilla
      (it pains me to write in bad grammar, but I did it apurpose, lol)

  12. mouse says:

    Wasn’t a fan, despite the raves. Honestly, think mouse remarked here or somewhere else (Aisha?) that your erotica was FAR and away better.

    And ya, it was written as twilight fan fiction.

    Hugs,
    mouse

    • vanillamom says:

      well, that’s a delightful compliment, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart, mouse!

      I don’t understand the term “twilight fan fiction”…since there was no vampire references here…and I loathe vampire fiction…

      do feel free to explain to me!

      nilla

  13. Eveningstar says:

    I liked the first one but not the other 2. The phrasing was so repetitive. It got to be; ya,ya, ya – she bit her lip. AGAIN. It should have been bitten off or just a bloody flap by book 2.
    Also, there is the implication that dominates are compensating for mommy abuse issues, and that female dominants are abusive and cannot let go when a submissive decides to leave. Not particularly flattering to the Ds of either gender.

    • vanillamom says:

      well, sometimes that sort of thing reads as repetitious, but to a writer is “continuity”. It was the “thing” that was just Ana…and it was a trigger for Gray. I’m still not that deep yet, but my god the sex scenes are SO fucking erotic..and for a mainstream vanilla book? A-mazing.

      nilla

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