Lorde wins Best Rock Song and is understandably confused
apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad f**k” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.
I have a love for her that runs deep.
Daniel Radcliffe for London Magazine (x)
i self declare a hiatus for the next 6 months at least.
i need to focus on my real life relationships and actually make sure friends and get out of the house and learn about people by being around them and become better a friend, stay out late with people and tell each other everything, go to parties and have fun, refocus my goals and thoughts and become my own person rather than giving away so much of myself to the internet for all to file through.
i need to learn to be more guarded and let less people in, I’ve learnt how to let people in, and now i need to retain integrity and that part of myself no one else will ever find.
JAMES FRANCO POSTED THIS AND I CANT STOP LAUGHING OH MY GOD
Hell yeah HELL YEAH
You’ve got a warm heart
but it’s disintegrating (x)
My blogging position rn
Direwolves or Dragons? (x)
E.T., what about E.T.?
That moment when Jeremy realises he’s in his 40’s.
❝ It sounds like a cliche but I also learnt that you’re not going to fall for the right person until you really love yourself and feel good about how you are. ❞
50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.
It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.
While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.
Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it.
It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.
Boycott this fucking movie, for the love of god. These kinds of ideas are dangerous and set us back as a society
Can we just talk about how a badly written fanfiction with content that highly disrespects women and the actual topic it is about became a worldwide bestseller because it was portrayed as some sort of scandal by the media? And a ton of people, especially women, read this crap (it truly is crap…as a well-read person I only took a look at the first page and was shocked by the horrible writing style) and just repeat the media’s words about how this is great and spread it? To me 50 Shades of Grey is the ultimate proof that people can be fed ANYTHING by publicity and think it is good, even though it is absolutely obvious that it’s a piece of trash to anyone who either reads regularily and/or knows anything about BDSM! (heck, I know more about BDSM than this author and I only ever read a handful of fanfics about it!!) I find this appalling and I truly advise everyone not to watch this movie because these ridiculous books have travelled around the earth way enough at this point!
speak gurl this is real