Sunday, May 1, 2011

The End of an Era: Fifty Shades of Goodbyes

We have a little story to tell you today. So kick off your shoes, put on your sweats, tell your man to grab his crocks, (we're talkin to you Jenny Jerkface) and relax a bit.

About a year ago, Jaymes finally convinced Demanda to read a little book series. You may have heard of it. It's called Twilight. If you haven't heard of it, you clearly don't live on Planet Earth. If that's the case, email us because we have some questions for you. Anyway, Demanda reluctantly dove in to the books and they sucked her in quickly. She had seen the movies but wasn't a "Twihard". After finishing the books, it was clear she would never be the same.

A while after Demanda finished the books, we discovered Twitarded and a while after that, we took a trip to FORKS. During this time, everyone was talking about a fan fic story called Master of the Universe. Previous to FORKS, we had heard people mention it on twitter but at that time we hadn't checked it out yet. We were fanfic virgins. There was something about reading fanfic that was hard to get into. Maybe it was the fact that it was the same characters but a different story and it's hard to see Bella and Edward and anything other than a regular dullsville teenage girl and a fuckhawt sparkley vampire. But then MotU updated while we were in FORKS and everyone went batshit about it, while we sat back and stated "We haven't read that one yet". We got looks of horror from others and we promptly realized as soon as our plane touched down back in Cali, we knew what we were gonna do. It's time... read MotU.

To say we devoured this story like a fat kid goes at a candy bar would be an understatement. At first, the whole "red room" wasn't really our cup of tea but the characters, the writing, and the sarcastic email banter between Bella and Edward changed all of that and pretty soon we looked forward to the times when Edward would take Bella into that room and wear "the jeans".  It was an amazing piece of writing and made us (and our vaginas) very happy. After every update, we would discuss the chapter and then bitch and groan about how long it would be for another update but it went by in a flash and before we knew it, we were glued to our computers soaking in all that was Fifty Shades.


But sadly, all good things must come to an end. And what an amazing, wild, and kinky ride it's been. The good thing about this is that it's not just the end. This awesome story is now being published so everyone (even non-Twi fans) can enjoy. And believe me, you WILL enjoy because it's THAT good. Of course all of the names and locations will be changed but it will still contain all of the things we love about Bella and Edward through Icy's words.

Through this post, we just want to let Icy know how thankful we are to her for bringing this phenomenal story into our lives. It opened an amazing world to us and again raised our standards of men everywhere. No longer are we just all looking for a 17 year old vampire who loves us unconditionally and is willing to do anything to protect us. We are now also looking for the sweet, sexy, wealthy, and secretly dominating kink of Fifty Shades. Thanks, we will now be single for life. You rocked our world, Icy and we couldn't be more grateful.  Good luck in all of your future endeavours and please, please continue to write!

You can pre-order the first book of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy here.

Stop by Icy's website and follow her on twitter.

If you would like to check out other equally amazing MotU tribute posts click on the links below.

We're forever thankful, Icy.

Laters Baby,

Jaymes, Demanda, and women everywhere. 


Musing Bella said...

A great tribute post, ladies! Although mine's about the locations, so when you said "places will be changed" my heart fell a little, even though I figured as much. Oh well. Good work!

Icy said...

wow... thank you guys.
You are too kind.
Tearing up here.

Jenny Jerkface said...

Nice post. Except that part about the crocs. Asshole.

UtterlyAbsurd Bella said...

I love reading about how MotU sucked you in like the rest of us! I needed a little hand holding myself (I'm looking at you 17Forever Lisa) but once you got into it, the story was just amazing! I'm so excited that I'm going to be able to buy MotU and put in on my shelf next to my Twilght books and Gabriels Inferno! Great post!!!!!

Chloe Cougar said...

Glad you mentioned the vag's - mine hasn't been the same since I started reading MotU!

I shit you not.

CC x

wv: shrov - C'mon Fifty, shrov it into me, like nao!

17foreverlisa said...

"Thanks, we will now be single for life." LOL! I'm not laughing at you...just with you :)

I loved hearing your recap of how you found MotU. I was definitely one of those gasping when it updated while we were in Forks. And you know I was running around with my laters baby t-shirt on.

I'm so glad we have one more thing to bond over, girlz.

Luv ya!


MrsKassieCullen said...

Oh crap! We are going to be single for life aren't we!?! Where is my Greek god looking sparkling 107 year old virgin vampire boyfriend? Where is my megalomaniac, Mr. Moneybags, kinky, sexy, fuckhawt boyfriend? Huh? WHERE???

Great post!!! I was just like you girls, I freaked with the first look into the RRoP... I thought "I can't read this!" Look at me now though... such a dirty fanfic h00r!

Twi-Lin said...

Loved your post ladies! I'm glad you have been corrupted in the crazy twi-fic world. :)

TwiKiwi50 said...

I flove you two, hard!

Great post. Lovely words. Couldn't agree more.

Thanks for being part of the tribute xxx

TongueTwied said...

I cracked up about the looks of horror you received at Forks--it's one thing to be on twitter and people telling you how shocked they are you haven't read but to get such faces in person is just priceless. LOL

Nice tribute!

Dangrdafne said...

What a wonderful tribute post. Thanks for sharing your story :)