Black and Blue and Grey Valentine’s Day

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1love28Fifty Shags of Grey, oops, I mean Fifty Shades of Grey is an impressive book because marketing people convinced the masses it’s impressive. It’s like the Furby or Cabbage Patch Kids or Tickle Me Elmo, ok, maybe more like, Tie Me Up and Tickle Me Elmo.

If people are just reading these as escapism, great. It’s wonderful to crush on Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) in The Walking Dead, while ignoring that he probably smells really bad by this point in the zombie apocalypse.wd9Or watching Snow White and thinking your Prince will waltz into your life and make it all better with a kiss, when it’s actually more like a creepy guy finds a random corpse in the woods and yes, kisses it.

50shades6I just hope these books don’t confuse women even more, reinforcing the lingering, misguided belief that Twisted Prince Charming, no matter how messed…

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About rixlibris

Retired from child care photography after thirty years of coaxing smiles and wiping noses. Currently venting years of repressed fictional story lines via self-published novels. Married and still alive in a remote corner of Waller County, Texas.
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One Response to Black and Blue and Grey Valentine’s Day

  1. D. Parker says:

    Thank you kindly for the reblog. 🙂

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