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Something I feel the need to point out over all this 50 Shades of Grey hype (aside from the fact it is obviously a copyright infringement and terribly written and inaccurate AND depicting an abusive relationship as a BDSM kink AND was originally Twilight fanfiction that only saw the light of publishing day because the author also happens to be a TV producer in Britain who obviously had connections to get this atrocious, mindless thing out to the public while making a profit)....

On the copyright infringement note, a lot of people have been saying Stephenie Meyer has a case wherein she could sue and win.

Problem is, Meyer would open a whole can of worms with that. No publicity is bad publicity, so the case itself wouldn't matter, but if she won then she would open the door for L.J. Smith to sue her for copyright infringement. Because, as I and many others have said before, TWILIGHT BORDERS COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT ON VAMPIRE DIARIES, WHICH WAS PUBLISHED NEARLY 15 YEARS EARLIER.

The whole debacle infuriates me. And I wish I could find that website that outlined and actually provided excerpts of both books where Twilight seemed to copy it almost word for word, but I can't. Just know that the big "I'm a vampire and dangerous for you" reveal was unnervingly similar, from the woods to the conversation, as well as the whole "Elena/Bella is nearly raped but saved at the last minute by Stefan/Edward" scenes are also eerily the same.

Just.

Fuck 50 Shades of Grey. That's all I have to say.

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illianaka
Aug. 16th, 2012 12:26 pm (UTC)
Philadelphia Incident?
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illianaka
Aug. 16th, 2012 11:43 pm (UTC)
Okay, yeah. It is precisely this shit that pisses me off. I get that it's fantasy, but it's not even trying to represent any fault with the relationship, it's all supposed to be hunky-dory because they're in loooooove and going to have a baaaaaaby and that makes everything okay--when shit like this happens in the real world, and the victims get blamed for it.

FUCK.
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felinemoonchild
Aug. 29th, 2012 04:34 am (UTC)
Didn't the author even say that she thought people who did BDSM were seriously fucked up? I thought I read that somewhere...
felinemoonchild
Aug. 29th, 2012 04:34 am (UTC)
Oh, she had connections??? That makes me feel so much better. I've been so baffled that Twilight got published and made it big and then now this stupid mom porn book and I was like WHERE ARE ALL THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW WHAT GOOD BOOKS ARE?!?! Glad she had connections to get that shit published.
illianaka
Aug. 29th, 2012 06:54 am (UTC)
They both did, actually. Meyer had a friend, James is a tv producer in Britain.
felinemoonchild
Aug. 29th, 2012 07:00 am (UTC)
Oh god, I'm gonna sleep so well tonight...
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