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(Digital Spy)   Stephenie Meyer criticizes Fifty Shades of Grey, says it's not her thing because it's poorly written romance   (digitalspy.com ) divider line
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2012-05-30 11:42:18 PM  
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cookiefleck: Fifty shades is the worst example of modern day "writing" I've ever seen.. nothing is sexier than flogging the belly of a pregnant lady and period sex. Rawr.


Havent read it. Bought it for my wife because all her gal pals were telling her to get it. Read a little bit over her shoulder.

AWFUL.

OMG. I cant believe people make money off that crap. Its nothing but explanations of walking around and being breathless about crap. And the plot is patheticly thin. You are supposed to believe that a mega rich 27 year old guy who made his money through business savvy manages a large number of associated businesses without ever really doing more than talking on a cell phone. Further, unlike every other 27 year old on planet earth he is a deep and mysterious puzzle just waiting for the right neurotic OCD 24 year old fantastically hot babe to figure out. He isnt a shallow self obsessed money whore like every other rich 27 year old on planet earth...No he is so deep and mysterious that he has a long and complex sexual history including older women a nd multiple submissives who he has courted and trained over the years.


It reads like the kind of fiction that a 13 year old kid puts together where he makes himself a 19 year old lottery winner who graduated from a super secret army program that made him such a bad ass that before the age of 18 he already had a long and painful military career that left him scarred and deep and moody and he always mentions his old training during internal monologues.

Except you know.....for middle aged housewives who have facebook affairs with fat balding short men from other states.

If your looking for bondage novels, check out "Kushiels Dart" by Jaqueline Carey. My wife read that series over and over for two years. Its very good and it doesnt cut away from the sex scenes in the middle like Shades of Grey.
2012-05-30 02:42:20 PM  
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2012-05-30 01:13:17 PM  
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2012-05-30 12:27:48 PM  
2 votes:
Looking at those captions now I REALLY know I don't want to read the books.

mhd: So, it's Lady Chatterley's Lover meets My Immortal?


Oh, dear Cthulhu, I got suckered into "My Immortal" a few years ago. What has been read cannot be unread and I didn't even get that far.
2012-05-30 12:27:39 PM  
2 votes:
There's a disturbing number of memes for a book I never heard of before this article.
2012-05-30 11:34:25 AM  
2 votes:
The lady sitting next to me on the plane was reading this book the other day. Half way through the flight she turned to her companion, biatched about how bad the book was, and then spent two hours reading Sky Mall instead. I think that's rather telling, to be honest.

/I was reading John leCarre, so I enjoyed my book
2012-05-30 11:22:33 AM  
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2012-05-30 11:15:22 AM  
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kxs401: Still a better love story than Twilight.

Goodnight Moon

is a better love story than Twilight.
2012-05-30 10:59:33 AM  
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2012-05-30 08:39:20 AM  
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Sparkling pot? Meet kinky kettle.
2012-05-31 11:28:34 AM  
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2012-05-31 10:39:36 AM  
1 vote:

No_Good_Name: Not all books need to be brilliant sometimes escapism is fun.


Oh, I'm all for escapism, but isn't this kind of like going to McDonald's for a burger fix when you can get better burgers for the same price? Unlike just about everything else in life, better writing doesn't cost more.
2012-05-31 10:14:39 AM  
1 vote:

Lollipop165: My main complaint about 50 Shades is that the same uptight lame friends who thought it was so horrible of me to have a decent erotica collection are the same ones who are reading it and enjoying it and acting like they are in the "know" now that they have read it.


I'd be impressed if you actually managed to find enough decent material at all for a decent erotica collection. I'm not squeamish about explicit content at all, but most conventional (read: published) writers are either extremely squeamish and/or downright awful at it, and among amateurs it's just not worth sifting through the chaff.

ladyhawk: Still boggles my mind that the majority of Farkers hate Twilight yet they keep talking about it.


MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Because there was something so oddly fascinating about how horrible [Battlefield Earth] was.


Yeah, it's why I've watched every Plinkett review. Twilight is almost a perfect case study in how not to write a story. I really, really want Pinkett to review the Twilight movies.

If you want to drown yourself in bad writing, teach high school English. But Twilight stands out for its popularity. It's as if someone managed to find the perfect combination of ingredients & marketing that could get the masses to eat dog shiat. You really don't feel special for not buying into it; if anything it's disturbing. But protesting doesn't get you anywhere so instead there's this morbid fascination that develops in how millions of people can eat dog shiat, completely convinced that it's not only enjoyable, but quality stuff.
2012-05-31 09:46:05 AM  
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VRaptor117: Has anyone here read it? Some morning show was talking about a few weeks ago, it sounded pretty hot.


I prefer the audio book as read by Gilbert Gottfried.

/ No, really, it's real. Google "Gilbert Gottfried Shades of Grey"
2012-05-30 11:16:47 PM  
1 vote:
This book is useful, like Twilight, in identifying idiots because they will be the ones raving about how great it is.
2012-05-30 09:31:42 PM  
1 vote:
Fifty shades is the worst example of modern day "writing" I've ever seen.. nothing is sexier than flogging the belly of a pregnant lady and period sex. Rawr.
2012-05-30 03:19:06 PM  
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2012-05-30 02:42:51 PM  
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2012-05-30 02:14:53 PM  
1 vote:
My main complaint about 50 Shades is that the same uptight lame friends who thought it was so horrible of me to have a decent erotica collection are the same ones who are reading it and enjoying it and acting like they are in the "know" now that they have read it.

When these friends tell me that its a great story in an effort to get me to read it, I say, "lemme guess, its about a young innocent inexperienced woman who meets a wealthy, myserious man who teaches her about S&M?"

Seriously, pick up any Harlequin book and its basically the same thing. If 50 Shades of Grey is actually teaching you something about sex, you really need to get out more.
2012-05-30 01:23:34 PM  
1 vote:

ladyhawk: Still boggles my mind that the majority of Farkers hate Twilight yet they keep talking about it. If you don't like it, why not let it just drop and move on?

I know, I know. I'll go welcometofark.jpg myself.


About ten or eleven years ago I used to work near a mall whose theater would show older movies for like $3. For a time, I would go after work every day to see Battlefield Earth. I've probably seen the movie over a dozen times.

When people found out, they looked like they'd throw up. "WHY?!" they'd cry.

Because there was something so oddly fascinating about how horrible that movie was. It was like a case study of Goofus from Highlights magazine if Goofus were writer. Like the Chernobyl of human effort going green and resplendent by sole virtue of how awful it was.

The movie itself wasn't entertaining but picking it apart is! Twilight's claim to infamy is how bland it is. It's horrifically mediocre. The biggest thrills come from flirting with not being mediocre.

Examples:

Exciting: A vampire.
Reeling that in: He sparkles, so it's okay, he's safe.

Exciting: Another lover.
Even more exciting: He's a wolfman! (commence "doggy style" jokes)
Reeling that in: whatserface instantly puts him on the friend-ladder, killing any real possibility of a love triangle. But HEY, that means he's totally available for you, the teenage girl reader/movie viewer to have a guilt-free crush on!

Exciting: Enemy vampires are out to kill her!
Reeling that in: Between her superpowered boyfriend, her superpowered puppydog, her own superpowers, and utterly lazy and remarkably gullible villains, she is at no point in any believable danger.

Exciting: Sex with sparkledick might kill her!
Reeling that in: Just kidding (which they found out after they got married, of course).

Exciting: But there's totally a sex scene, right?
Reeling that in: Remember that Family Guy British sex joke? It was pretty much like that.

/The same reason I kept shelling out good money to see the Star Wars prequels
//Although for grade A awful you should really see Tommy Wiseau's "The Room"
2012-05-30 12:37:11 PM  
1 vote:

SweetSilverBlues: Mugato: There's a disturbing number of memes for a book I never heard of before this article.

Two words:

Twilight Fanfic


Oh, so it's not a book? Strange, cause Twilight itself comes off as some fanfic a bored housewife wrote.
2012-05-30 12:20:46 PM  
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2012-05-30 12:17:33 PM  
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2012-05-30 12:15:57 PM  
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Okay. I think that is all that I created. So, I've given you a few choice lines from the books. You be the judge.

FrenchCheeseMuseum has a much better collection.


Well every time I post them they disappear. HOWEVER, feel free to browse around my 50 shades of suck pictoquotes.

Some of these are NSFW language and pictures.

enter at your own risk/
2012-05-30 12:15:45 PM  
1 vote:
Still boggles my mind that the majority of Farkers hate Twilight yet they keep talking about it. If you don't like it, why not let it just drop and move on?

I know, I know. I'll go welcometofark.jpg myself.
2012-05-30 11:56:59 AM  
1 vote:
Author of Twilight looks like your average fan of Twilight.

Coincidence? I think not!
2012-05-30 11:41:24 AM  
1 vote:
Where in the article does she say "it's poorly written romance"?

Subby should get a job a s a spin doctor.
2012-05-30 11:37:02 AM  
1 vote:

Saborlas: kxs401: Still a better love story than Twilight.

Goodnight Moon is a better love story than Twilight.


Nutella and pretzels is a better love story than Twilight.
2012-05-30 11:13:37 AM  
1 vote:
Meyer's opinions mean little to me. I almost didn't read The Hunger Games because she though it was "amazing." However, I don't think she understood the book, and Stephen King, who has admittedly writtern terrible books said it was good, but not great. Stephanie Meyer is a freaking hack, and even if she says these books are crap, I'm still not reading them, because they evolved out of fanfiction for her sparkly emopire biatch novels.
2012-05-30 11:13:05 AM  
1 vote:
Yes, Meyer is a crap writer, but I read the interview. Meyer praised the Shades of Grey writer for obviously having a powerful story to tell. Yes, Meyer said she did not read the story because it (a story of S&M and B&D) was not her kind of thing. But, when the interviewer asked if Meyer should get credit because the story started out as Twi-fan-fic, Meyer actually said the the writer would have succeeded anyway because EL James obviously had a story of her own to tell. You can accuse Meyer of being bad writer, and I will be right there with you cheering you on. But you cannot accuse her of being biatchy or mean. Actually, she was very positive and gracious.
2012-05-30 10:56:58 AM  
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