Have received quite a few messages about the comment on that last meme, accusing it/Beast of kink-shaming.
The joke in the comment is not that BDSM is wrong or inherently non-consensual. ‘Cause it’s not.
The joke in the comment is that Christian Grey does not practice risk aware consensual kink and that is a very, very bad and unhealthy thing
If you feel the need to sexually humiliate people because it feels good reenacting a revenge fantasy on a manipulated woman standing in for your absent mother then wow that is creepy and wrong and borderline serial killer behavior
also creepy and wrong and borderline serial killer behavior: poisoning prostitutes and writing 120 Days and Juliet and excusing your crimes against humanity with “but I’m a PHILOSOPHER and a LIBERTINE!”
no you are creepy and wrong and actually a sex offender and the Beast is more than passing glad that Napoleon put a bounty on your bewiggèd head. Even if your characters are more original than Bizarro Edward. Even if you can make your prose about nubile young virgins pooping on themselves and rolling around in it sound, if not erotic, then at least vaguely poetic.
Both de Sade and Snowqueens Icedragon James are generally authors to put on the Avoid list, unless you take a historical interest in one aristocrat’s philosophy of libertinage in post-Revolutionary France/that time the publishing industry pooped on itself and rolled around in it and called it erotic.
I guess the bottom line is if you like either or both of them that’s fine but hojeez please don’t take them for actual real life guidebooks
Five to seven, depending on how ‘girlfriend’ is defined. Four were ‘Facebook official,’ one was kind of a hidden thing, another was only for about a week, and the last one we might as well of been dating.