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Regarding Fifty Shades and Twilight...

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Disclaimer: This blog is not intended to spark fights.

Note: This rant is also on my userpage, but I had to get this off my shoulders.

I'll be honest with you, I love Fifty Shades and the Twilight Saga (I wouldn't say love for the latter, but I don't give a fuck) but I believe the Fifty Shades trilogy beats the shit out of Twilight. Yes, I am aware the trilogy originated as aTwilight fanfiction but the series are almost nothing alike. The only similarities I see are between Edward Cullen and Christian Grey, both of whom are both very angsty, and Bella Swan and Anastasia Steele, who are both awkward and shy.

Fifty Shades, believe it or not, is a love story. Underneath all of Christian and Anastasia's love scenes, there actually is a love story developing. Christian is a very damaged individual who demands control during his affair with Anastasia to protect her given the fact that he didn't have that during his childhood, and she helps him change. Just because they practice BDSM together and he spanks her with a belt upon her request for the sole purpose of showing her what a BDSM relationship with him could be like does not mean their relationship is fucking abusive. As an anon said on Christian's page on the Fifty Shades Wiki:

"A healthy BDSM relationship is all about consent. Christian was constantly reminding Ana that she could stop any scene at any time, and that she could leave at any time. She never did anything that she didn't want to do. In abusive relationships, the person being abused has no control, no power, and little to no power to leave. Abused people can't stop the abuser from hurting them just by saying a safeword. People in the BDSM community are generally very careful to obtain consent, stop when the safeword is said, and play safely so that no actual harm comes to the sub. The relationship described in the book was not abusive in ANY way."

Anastasia and Christian's relationship was not in any way abusive; it was a rather confused one. Compare them to Bella and Edward, and I can guarantee you that you will see no similarities. Bella and Edward's "romance" is based on lust and is all kittens and rainbows and other fuzzy shit, and while Anastasia and Christian were attracted to each other when they first met, their relationship is not based upon lust.

Now, shut the hell up about Fifty Shades being similar to Twilight because, trust me, it isn't.

With love,
Love and Lust 02:22, August 27, 2012 (UTC)

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