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 really should have been more the essence of S4. It was diluted and reframed too often. Having it not be obvious every episode that she was looking at her darkness in the mirror was a mistake. It’s too bad the execution made it appear as if it was her immaturity rather than her power corrupting her.
Because Bo is one mighty powerful fae of the week. And her redemption in the face of omnipotent power will probably be my undoing.
I still love this. ;-)
wanna hear your beating heart tonight
before the bleeding sun comes alive
Wow. This such a great edit.
Songs of desperation
I played them for you
Can we have this Bo back with this kind of emotional time between the doccubuziness? Still loving S2.
Some awesome fan made this, aka @itsnotadrink. Thanks for the wolf cut. Im rather tired of having to edit out his face playing middle guard for what should be easy perfection.
Fandom: Lost Girl
Summary: Lauren Lewis has a puzzle she cannot solve. The pieces consist of unspoken words, baleful gazes, and quiet sighs from Bo. Post season four.
Reviews/comments always welcome!
Lauren Lewis, MD, PhD, scientist extraordinaire, is in a vacuum – nothing exists beyond the sound of her heart pounding like the drums of war. That extra supply of blood and oxygen should make her brain work faster, but she feels like someone just snipped off a batch of her neurons.
After closing her eyes for what feels like a lifetime, she refocuses on the succubus.
“And what would this be?” The fae are no strangers to this tone, but only the doctor’s assistants know what’s to come. It’s the one they hear when they mess up the data on an important experiment, or break one of her ridiculously expensive laboratory equipment.
“What?” Bo replies, her sullen manner indicating that she does know.
“You just can’t do what anymore, Bo?”
“This. That. All this. Everything!” The succubus emphasizes her point with a sweeping gesture.
Deep breaths, Lauren. “I take it that it includes us?”
She gets nothing, not even Bo’s expression, as the succubus rubs her hands on her face.
“Bo.” She’s said this name countless times over the years. She’s used it to beg, to cajole, to encourage, to comfort, to warn, in despair, in anger, in the throes of passion, and in life and death situations.
But she’s never said it this way, and when the succubus’s hands halt, she knows that Bo knows it too.
Midnight quick draw #Bo #Lauren #doccubus #lostgirl
Oh, the good old days. Nice work.
No one harms Miracle Snatch. I mean HotPants. I mean Dr. Lauren Lewis.