Helen (heleninwales) wrote,
Helen
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Why oh why oh why?

I just discovered today that Fifty Shades of Grey started life as a Twilight fanfiction.[*] This explains sooooo much, including its instant popularity. All those people who loved Twilight but who thought that it just needed more sex must have rushed straight out to buy it.

impropaganda reviews it here and links to a PDF file comparing the Twilight fanfic version with the serial numbers filed off version.

In the few paragraphs I managed to force myself to read, there were such howlers as: "The elevator whisks me with terminal velocity to the twentieth floor." This woman obviously had no idea what terminal velocity is. Also (department of impossible anatomical feats) "I roll my eyes at myself." Why oh why oh why do people want to read such badly written stuff? It's obviously providing them with something that they like and it so clearly misses the mark where I'm concerned.



[*] I'm quite prepared to believe that everyone but me already knew this.

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