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 MeMeMeatlast
Joined: 1/26/2015
Msg: 20
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I've heard so many times how badly written this book is but then why did it sell so well ????

It's not as if this is the first erotic book ever written so what gives ????
 gtomustang
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 21
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Posted: 2/16/2015 3:13:19 PM
1)it is a fan fiction rip off of the Twilight series, which also was about control, just on a more minor scale

2)those who wanted more from it, find it poorly written. Those who want less, find what they are looking for.

which is the more "average" attitude, and therefore being average, is greater in number? the latter. so they bought it up in droves. and as they made it popular, their lemming friends jumped on the bandwagon, like they do with anything popular. and so more people bought the book.
 Szaszaspasz
Joined: 11/13/2012
Msg: 22
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Posted: 2/16/2015 7:09:42 PM
"Salem's Lot" is a good vampire story.

I slogged through the first two chapters of "Twilight" (only the first book) and I ran out of steam.

I guess I need more action in my story lines. A nice car chase and some explosions...indulge me please!
 CuriousInDB
Joined: 7/12/2014
Msg: 23
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Posted: 2/17/2015 3:08:34 AM
Fifty Shades is referred to as a "housewife book" where I live. Not sure I know anyone whose read it. Only time it comes up in convo is someone making a bad joke about how poorly it's written. I've never even seen the cover.

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MeMeMeatlast


I've heard so many times how badly written this book is but then why did it sell so well ????

Brace yourself, Meat.

Guess what books are the top-selling on the planet? Romance novels.

Hey, maybe this is just a sexed-up romance novel. I'm not going to read it to find out though.

This book sold well because ... How do I say it? Oh, the hell with it. It appeals to the stereotypical mainstream audience, just like the bad TV shows and movies do.

Happy now? Guess I'll have someone ticked off at me here, too.

 kj521
Joined: 8/8/2012
Msg: 24
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Posted: 2/17/2015 3:46:08 AM
I read it.
And yes it was poorly written which offended me far more than the content ever could.

The reason it was so successful is because it exemplifies and delves into a variety of fantasies beyond the obvious sexual.......
 tgif111
Joined: 10/24/2014
Msg: 25
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Posted: 2/17/2015 5:27:54 PM
one of the women i'm seeing asked me to go see it with her and I refused.
I refused for three reasons.

I read about the movie and the plot on Wikipedia and it seems mundane.
I read the reviews and they were mostly poor.
I don't find the leading lady Dakota Johnson very sexy or appealing to ME.

then I opened my big mouth and said i'd go with her to see it if she went with me to see Kingsmen The Secret Service.

she agreed to that and saw the James Bond style spy movie last night.

now i'm stuck!
 daynadaze
Joined: 2/11/2008
Msg: 26
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Posted: 2/17/2015 5:42:47 PM
I can't make myself read romance novels, no offense to those who love/like them, just not my thing. So I can't imagine wanting to ever see this movie. I also hate soft porn, if I wanted to watch porn, I'd go for hard core stuff. I have zero interest in role playing, or dom/sub stuff or gimmicks like tying someone up or any of that stuff. I don't find any of that sexy, I haven't become bored with sex yet, so I don't need aids, it's just not for me.

Was Kingsmen: The Secret Service any good? I love Colin Firth.
 SunshineGirl__
Joined: 10/7/2014
Msg: 27
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Posted: 2/17/2015 5:57:00 PM
It originated as Twilight fan fiction and was social media driven. There is no way Stephanie Myer wasn’t paid off and probably signed an agreement to keep her mouth shut.

Read some reviews on Amazon. Not only are they hilarious, but I think it should shed some light on who thought it crap and who obviously didn’t even read it and just mindlessly followed along.

Try an excerpt, it’s right there, and see for yourself.

I’ve heard it was such a best seller, I would wager it was also the biggest return.
 tgif111
Joined: 10/24/2014
Msg: 28
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Posted: 2/17/2015 7:26:20 PM

Was Kingsmen: The Secret Service any good? I love Colin Firth.


I recommend the movie. it's a combination of spying, light hearted mirth and good dialog and plenty of action and likeable characters. the villain's premise that the world needed de-populated en masse was a weakness but the way the deaths were carried out was interesting.

Firth was once considered to play James Bond. he did a great job here and i'm planning on renting the dvd when it comes out. you might want to check out Firth as Amanda Bynes father in What A Girl Wants. charming movie.
 matthew83co
Joined: 2/11/2015
Msg: 29
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Posted: 2/17/2015 8:26:16 PM
I don't get the hype. I was an MP and using restraints felt normal sometimes...
 Hearton64
Joined: 12/18/2012
Msg: 30
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Posted: 2/19/2015 4:57:05 AM
Just an exaggerated version of the better movie
The Secretary with James Spader and Maggie
Gyllenhaal if you ask me.

Loved that one!
 daynadaze
Joined: 2/11/2008
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Posted: 2/19/2015 4:18:51 PM
I've seen What a Girl Wants, I feel for Miss Bynes, how horrible to lose yourself.

He's my favorite Mr. Darcy, from Austen to Bridget Jones's Diary. I've seen most of his movies, even if I didn't like the movie, his acting always draws me in. He's pretty good looking too. LOL
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I've seen The Secretary, I remember liking it, and that's not my kind of movie. James Spader is also an actor that draws me into his characters. I loved him in Boston Legal.
 Dee4166
Joined: 6/16/2007
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Posted: 2/20/2015 8:29:10 AM
Loved that movie too, the Secretary, excellent!!

As for dom/sub...best bet, as I think someone else mentioned was The Beauty Trilogy, as far as modern day stuff...

As for fifty Shades of Grey....well, already heard so much about it that I feel like I already know the story, so no need to waste my pennies!!1 LOL

As for why it's so popular? Ever hear of marketing???? LOL

She obviously had a good agent, and whoever bought the rights wanted a good return on their investment....I've seen LOADS of CRAP that is popularized by FORCE these days almost....

Even Disney cranks up the old "marketing machine" every...single...time...they bring out a new movie, whether or not it's actually good!!!

You can sell dog sh!t on a STICK if you have a good sales pitch it seems...and people, or shall I say the easily influenced MASSES will line up to EAT it up!!!
And then ask for MORE.....

When I see tripe like that being SO successful, it really makes me despair for the written word....
 Aradia96
Joined: 10/25/2014
Msg: 33
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Posted: 2/20/2015 8:33:47 AM
I kinda want to read it but I'm also kinda lazy and busy so ya. I'm an impatient reader too. Drove me crazy reading game of thrones, had to skip and skim through it. Harry potter was good though. Hunger games pretty good too
I'd prefer to know what happens in the quickest way possible, like through watching the movie.
I saw a bit of twilight and the movies, kinda sucky really.
Why is this stuff just like a housewife's fantasy kinda thing?!

If I wanted a fantasy I'd write my own stuff or imagine stories, which I already do!!
 CuriousInDB
Joined: 7/12/2014
Msg: 34
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Posted: 2/20/2015 8:44:25 AM
^^^You kill me, girl.

Right. And your stuff is here free, as yet another public service provided by POF, right? Maybe you should have your own permanent thread here. Why not? You could post like a journal.

No, Aradia, no. Just kidding. This stuff will be here forever. You want your future clients/patients reading this stuff? You may have a shortage of folks coming to see you if you get too wild here.
 Aradia96
Joined: 10/25/2014
Msg: 35
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Posted: 2/20/2015 9:12:09 AM
Nah, it is permanent but Aradia96 name doesn't hold anything over my real identity, I could easily delete this profile and it (the profile -being the important part) would be gone. It doesn't identify me at all to the real world really.
Trust me, if it did I wouldn't be posting half the crap I have on here ;)

I am so far away from practicing professionally that it doesn't matter anyways.

Also just because I am doing that kind of degree doesn't mean I should be 'oppressed'
 HFX_RGB
Joined: 7/26/2014
Msg: 36
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Posted: 2/20/2015 11:08:55 AM

Nah, it is permanent but Aradia96 name doesn't hold anything over my real identity, I could easily delete this profile and it (the profile -being the important part) would be gone. It doesn't identify me at all to the real world really.


Aww how cute, she has no idea what "cached" means.
 calguy14
Joined: 8/17/2014
Msg: 37
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Posted: 2/20/2015 1:20:05 PM
^^^^

That's what I figured HFX...

I though Fifty Shades was something like The Story Of O?
 chinook1111
Joined: 4/1/2016
Msg: 38
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Posted: 4/6/2016 7:03:04 PM
I actually had a woman 25 years younger contact me for an experience before I met my current gf.She made a profile that said she was 20 years older.
 2ufo
Joined: 2/28/2015
Msg: 39
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Posted: 4/6/2016 9:05:38 PM
I think the big fuss is that this was originally written as fan fiction of Twilight and there were hints and threats of legal action.

I've heard it's not even well-written fan fiction.
 NJgirl116
Joined: 7/3/2015
Msg: 40
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Posted: 4/6/2016 9:57:57 PM
I heard that it's very poorly written and never opened the book or saw the movie. I have experience with abusive relationships, and the whole sub-dom thing doesn't turn me on.
 Szaszaspasz
Joined: 11/13/2012
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Posted: 4/6/2016 11:32:26 PM
I admit that what little I read about that series totally creeps me out.

If that is what I was taught that relationships are supposed to be like, I would have gone into a convent.
 Szaszaspasz
Joined: 11/13/2012
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Posted: 4/6/2016 11:35:16 PM
Maybe read some of the descriptive scenes out loud to drunk people

I once read the last five pages of a Harlequin novel out loud to a bunch of drunks at a party when I was a teenager.
I read them with feeling...and brought the house down.
Why I did that...morbid curiosity, I guess.
 gtomustang
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 43
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Posted: 4/7/2016 7:23:42 AM
gosh, look at all the hommies who have left us...curious in DP, wonder what she's up to, Dee still has her pic up.

anyway, apparently porn movies and Playboy magazine are getting killed by free porn on the Internet....wonder if Chick Literotica will have the same eventual ending?
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