ari-withtheredhair asked: *Laughing so much* At least I'm not the only one driven with the sick masochism for reading bad books... But I've gotten to chapter like, 13... I'm not sure how much more of this I can endure... it's just... IT'S SO BAD. Really, 50shades wasn't as bad. I mean, Twilight was almost literature in comparison.
I admit that I am still trying to fart my way through 50 Shades. It’s Twilight to the sucketh power and I only have so many brain cells to kill per day. You’re right though, it’s not as gobsmacking as this is somehow.
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marchoftigers asked: Victoria has an article against metrosexuals saying that she doesn't like them because: "I'm afraid that his shopping and polishing speaks to some deeper insecurity, which reveals that, fundamentally, he isn't sure who he is or what he wants in life." Oh, and other genders don't? She then goes on to say that she likes manly-man "beasts" like Bramford. Whoever he is. Ugh, this lady! :/
I think the same could be said about her deeper insecurities about her “bee-stung lips” or some shit. I concur with your “Ugh.” Just. Go away, Victoria Foyt. (That said, I DO wonder whether all the bad press she’s ignoring thus far is going to do anything to sway her from publishing Book Two.)
EDIT: Speak of the devil. It’s seriously called, “Judging A Book By Its Cover Gives Birth To Racism.” Seriously. Seriously, it’s called that.
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Thanks for following along! Feel free to share your insights. A lot of other resources are already talking about things like the Save the Pearls Web site itself (specifically, how the author dons blackface herself in a video where she pretends to be Eden), Victoria Foyt’s wince-worthy Huffington blog posts, and the backlash against the series on Facebook, Amazon and Tumblr. I may incorporate those into my reviews as it suits me, but mainly, this Tumblr exists so that people can see just how bad the book is (e.g.: It’s not only racist, misogynistic, etc., but also pretty terribly written), with the added benefit of not having to slough through it themselves and/or pay to read it. Anyways, here’s my review of Chapter 3. Warning for discussion of racism and just, uh, bad world-building.
nerdychocofiend asked: Is anyone else puzzled by how she's acting so full of herself and smug despite being apart of the "oppressed" class? And why would Jamal bother with her? Considering this whole "mate-before-you-reach-a-certain-age-or-die" thing, wouldn't he take it a bit more seriously instead of messing around? Whether she's pretty or not, she's still a "Pearl" and aren't they considered to have bad genetics? -_- I don't understand...
I think the implication is that Jamal feels like he’s a little bit above the law and so can do whatever he wants. I also suspect the “color-blind” thing plays into some sort of “I can choose a White mate, I don’t care if her genetics are shit” attitude. But it really doesn’t make sense that the government has limitations on how much water someone is allotted every day and that someone’s Life-Band keeps track of whether or not they’re thinking too many negative thoughts, but a Coal and a Pearl’s frequent rendezvous-ing isn’t being tracked. It makes like, zero sense to me.
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It’s so cool that people are following along! Hi! Okay, here’s Chapter 2. Warning for discussion of racism and misogyny.
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The blogosphere has exploded with reactions to Revealing Eden, the first (of God knows how many) part(s) of Victoria Foyt’s YA book series, Save the Pearls. In my unsolicited opinion, the rage is quite apt. The book seems to be based on the premise that racism will take place whenever there is a dominant human species, but there are several things within its pages that insinuate either the author’s own racist agenda or simply her well-meaning naivete and utter ignorance. I plan to chronicle those here as I review the text, chapter by chapter. Be forewarned that I do not plan to mince words over how racist, misogynistic, heteronormative, etc. Foyt’s misguided attempt at writing a self-proclaimed Beauty-and-the-Beast-esque interracial love story is. Feel free, if you’ve some downtime between shifts or semesters or snoozing, to join me on this journey. That said, here is my review of Chapter 1. Warning for discussions of rape, mental illness, suicide, racism, misogyny.