Little comic about how to make zucchini bread in these trying times. Dedicated to CB Cebulski, Mike Hardin, Ming Doyle, and anyone else who sunk my zucchini bread deep within their bodies.
Your zucchini bread was nearly as sweet as your own bright soul, Becky! I sunk my teeth in it to the hilt, and chewed as if each bite was the very wind which would propel the vessel of our friendship to eternity!
TO FRIENDSHIP! AND VALHALLA! AND ZUCCHINI BREAD!!!
PS it doesn’t get cuter than you and the Hunter. <3
I had to look up what a “zucchini” was and apparently it’s just some weird wrong name for a courgette.
Like how people sometimes call an aubergine an “egg-plant”. Why are people so weird.
My friend wrote this article on Reddit and it is now going viral everywhere. She really did nail it. Reblog the shit out of this and spread it like wildfire!
Give readers a little credit, though. When someone goes to pick up a novel like that, they know it’s just fantasy. Even young, naive and highly impressionable girls.
no no no no no no no no.
people don’t think this is fantasy. you know why? because the book is presented as real life bdsm and it is wrapped in a package that insinuates that this is what bdsm is and what bdsm involves.
do people involved in bdsm know it’s not true? sure. but here’s the deal: most people picking up that book are not into bdsm. maybe some of them have feelings inside that they might be into it, but the majority of readers are not experienced in bdsm at all.
why is this a problem?
because those people may go on to be involved in bdsm.
and it’s dangerous.
i am a submissive. i am not ashamed to tell you this.
but if someone tried to be my dom who got their ideas from fifty shades of grey, i would run like hell because i know they wouldn’t have the first clue about safe, sane, and consensual. they’d be doms who beat the shit out of subs without any clue, they’d be doms who take safewords as suggestions, they’d be doms who hurt their partners.
as stated above, this book is not bdsm. this book is glorified abuse, and not only will many people think that this is ok, that this is what people involved in bdsm are like, they may also participate in bdsm thinking these same things. that’s how people get hurt. that’s how people get traumatized.
this book is a piece of shit.
so, no, i won’t give readers a little credit. i refuse to do anything that allows any leeway for this shit to spill into the bdsm community. i don’t trust readers to not accept this book as truth. i don’t because i value my safety and the safety of others within the community.
This is the best thing I’ve read in a long time.
Plus I have a really hard time standing behind the ‘people know it’s fantasy’ logic considering how many products have come out of this book for people to /actually/ try in real life. If I see one more “meant to spice up your boring bedroom life” 50 Shades of Grey kit, I’m gonna lose it. Because at that point the book is NOT fantasy anymore; people are taking content from the book and looking to actively use it with ONLY THIS BOOK as a guideline. As has been made abundantly clear above, this book should /not/ be used as a guideline for BDSM and the thought of people doing so (and being encouraged to do so) is just….frightening.
Very glad I had no interest reading this book. There are far too many novels aimed at women that portray abuse (physical, psychological, emotional, etc) as acceptable -even romantic and admirable- in relationships. The Twilight series is a perfect example of this, and how easily an impressionable mind, already riddled with shaky self-esteem, can be led to believe that abuse is an extension of love. Pain is not love. That said, I can only imagine how idolized the film version of this novel will become. One can only hope that actually SEEING the events unfold might open a few eyes to the true nature of the material.
Having made the poor decision to read these books, I agree that these are all valid points. Also, importantly, it is a very very badly written series of books.
Ferguson Police have dogs and shotguns. The unarmed crowd is raising their hands.
For anyone not following the Mike Brown story on Twitter: a 17 year old black boy named Mike Brown, who was supposed to start college tomorrow, was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri by police while jaywalking. He was unarmed. He was shot 9 times.
Initial media reports claimed that an 18 year old black man had been shot and killed while fleeing police after shoplifting.
People in the neighborhood, including members of Mike Brown’s family, came out of their homes and began to protest, shouting “no justice, no peace,” and keeping their hands in the air.
Media reports claimed that a violent mob quickly formed around the shooting location shouting “kill the police.”
Spread this. Tell the truth about what happened to this boy. Tell the truth about what is happening NOW. The police and the mainstream media is painting him as a criminal, and his community as a violent mob.