Fifty Shades of Why

New York Times #1 bestseller. Adapted from Twilight fanfiction.
This can't possibly end well.

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Anonymous asked: I've attended a few graduations in the US, and the other anon is right. Faculty with bachelor's degrees have plain robes, where ones with master's and PHDs have special ornamentations, like special hoods and stripes on the robes. They also have different colors if they're higher than a bachelor's, signifying what they studied, and bachelor's robes are very plain like EL described (maybe with a little color showing what they studied)

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"Everyone thinks he’s hot" is the stuff of Mary Sue legend. You go, Christian Grey. Go into the trash and never come out.

"Everyone thinks he’s hot" is the stuff of Mary Sue legend. You go, Christian Grey. Go into the trash and never come out.

Filed under Mary Sues I have some trouble with the concept of 'Mary Sues' tbh criticism of Sue-type characters is almost always aimed at young female writers who haven't learned the ropes yet and don't know better yet angsty male power-fantasy characters of all sorts ([cough] Batman) receive great praise I sense sexism and I do not like it Attractive Male Lead Speak up! I can't hear you over all this muttering. Repetitive. Repetitive. Repetitive. Christian Grey Anastasia Steele walk-on characters fifty shades fifty shades of why fifty shades of grey e.l. james el james 50 shades 50 shades of why 50 shades of grey 50SoG 0952

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Anonymous asked: I don't know how it is in the US, but in the UK (at least at my university) the faculty, especially the senior staff, wore the regalia of the institutions they graduated from. Also, those with Master's degrees/ PhDs had different regalia. Does that mean that all of Ana's professors only have bachelor's degrees from the place they now work? It seems odd that so much time is spent describing certain people's clothing, but something like this is ignored.

Oh dear.

I’ve never attended a college graduation (I live in the US). Anyone who has want to fill us in?

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A Google Image Search for ‘sports auditorium’ yields more indoor stadiums than outdoor ones, but I remain confused. Unless you’re intentionally writing a setting your protagonist is unfamiliar with, you don’t want your readers to be this lost.

A Google Image Search for ‘sports auditorium’ yields more indoor stadiums than outdoor ones, but I remain confused. Unless you’re intentionally writing a setting your protagonist is unfamiliar with, you don’t want your readers to be this lost.

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just-callmelee asked: To that anon, Sam Taylor Wood's first film /was/ very well recieved because her film was well made. And to deny how sexist the hollywood system is disservice to feminism because it denies a very serious issue female directors face. (I know I am a biological female pursuing film-making). I apologize for the wording of my last ask but deriding what few female voices there are in Hollywood will not encourage more to enter that field.

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Anonymous asked: Hi, I think that comment was directed at me. Apologies, but you misunderstood. I wasn't being tasteless, or 'frivolously' comparing anyone to Hitler. I was giving an example of how we shouldn't praise someone just because they're female. I am a feminist but to defend a person's creation solely on the merits of 'she's a woman in a man's world' makes a mockery of everything feminism stands for. It should be 'let's wait and judge her on the film' not 'hey stop judging her because she's a girl'.

You were not the first person to make a Hitler comparison, but your ask was the last straw. I don’t know what you think I misunderstood.

You can’t decide whether your own comments were in good taste. In my opinion as a queer person and someone with Jewish heritage, almost all Hitler comparisons are tasteless. Was it necessary to draw parallels between Sam Taylor-Wood and a genocidal shitbag? Absolutely not. There are thousands of other historical figures you could have used as examples to make your point—figures who are not symbolic of the trauma of an entire people.

I agree that judging Taylor-Wood on the movie is a better thing to do than to make assumptions about her based on her gender. That said, there was no reason for you to bring Hitler into the conversation at all. Don’t do that, okay?

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