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50 shades of fail chapter 4 : Where friends are bad friends and stalking is somehow romantic.

Content Warning: This post has a fairly graphic description of sexual harassment within it and as usual is discussing 50 Shades of Grey which is rife with abusive behaviour including stalking. The last time I wrote I left you with the breathtakingly romantic image of Ana clutched in Grey’s arms …

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50 shades of fail Chapter 3: where creepy muffin eating occurs and the intimidation is purposeful

Off we go again. Together we can defy all reason and continue reading 50 shades of fail. Chapter 3: where creepy muffin eating occurs and the intimidation is purposeful We begin with Kate’s delight that Ana has managed to snag a photo shoot with the elusive Mr Grey.  Kate suggests …

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The Not So Beautiful Game Step 4: In Which our Narrator Talks about Himself

Step 4: Disarm the Obstacles.  Nothing has happened in these 50 pages, so we can all go home early today.  What’s the point of having a book structured in 12 steps if there isn’t enough content for so many sections?  Our filler fluff is surprisingly self-aggrandizing, since it’s all about …

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50 Shades of Fail: Chapter 2 yeah uh, I totally love DIY, yeah ha ha ha, this isn’t wildly inappropriate at all.

Yes it’s that time again. *sings* Come with me and you’ll see a world of poorly written, abusive eroticaaaaa.  Chapter two: yeah uh, I totally love DIY, yeah ha ha ha, this isn’t wildly inappropriate at all ha ha ha ANA IS FREE! Hurrah, she has escaped the subtly constructed …

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FeminismPop Culture

50 Shades of Fail

50 Shades of Grey is once again rearing it’s damn head again and holy crap haven’t we heard, I dare say, too much about this series? Well no, as the newly released trailer is blinking across the internet with tag lines such as ‘tantalisingly sexy‘ and ‘hold on to your …

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Suspension of Disbelief: Magic Time

3/5 fire-breathing dragons. Marc Scott Zicree and Barbara Hambly Barbara Hambly has been one of my favorite fantasy authors for a long time, due to wonderful characters and a need to explain or at least speculate about how everything supernatural actually works.  Her Dragonslayer features diagrams of dragons with comments about hollow …

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Speak Your Mind: READ ALL THE BOOKS!

Last Thursday the UK celebrated the 15th annual World Book Day, a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. You may have noticed Teen Skepchick’s celebration of it on Tumblr. But there are way too many books and way to many authors to fit into one day of celebration! We …

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Happy Banned Books Week!

Here in the U.S.A, the last week of September is always Banned Books Week. This campaign, started 13 years ago by the American Library Association, is designed to raise awareness about censorship and encourage everyone, particularly kids, to expand their horizons and read books that others find questionable enough to …

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