Fifty Shades of Neutral: Addressing the Controversy

We realize there is a lot of controversy surrounding the success of these books because of the author’s unusual path to publication. It originated as a Twilight fanfiction and there are several direct comparisons (mostly the built-in character infrastructure) that can be made between the two stories. But as with any movie adaptation, several changes could be made to the characters and/or setting. So perhaps in developing the script, some of those comparisons to Twilight will be changed to lessen any similarities.

Even as Twilight fans who originally found our way to E.L. James’ story via fanfic, we remain Fifty Shades of Neutral. The question of possible copyright infringement is something that the authors, publishers, and their lawyers will have to work out. If anyone lawfully decides to halt production of this story becoming a movie, then we will observe such a ruling.

I think what we would all love is for Stephenie Meyer herself to release a statement about how she feels about the issue.

The bottom line? We are fans of both series, separately, (there’s no Team Twilight versus Team Fifty Shades here) and we will continue to be fans of both.

8 thoughts on “Fifty Shades of Neutral: Addressing the Controversy

  1. What bugs the shit out of me is that icy is not the only one turned their twific into a real book. She did everything right, changed their looks, names, and jobs so it has nothing to resemble twilight. People are just being silly its getting attention and maybe theirs is not.

    • It is definitely a hot topic. I think Fifty would be the first to appreciate the passion it evokes in people. We will strive to use our ‘safe words’ here ;)

    • This is true, there have been many that published their fanfic. Some are very good. Some I have bought and enjoyed myself. What soured many in the fandom and why such an outcry, aside from the fact the books were so poorly edited and poorly written, is first and foremost, Icy herself. Their have been many posted conversations she has had in the fandom prior to pulling her story that do not reflect favorably upon her. Second are her die hard followers known as the “bunker babes”. They have repeatedly attacked and trolled many who who have dared to speak out against the story on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads and book
      reviewers blogs.

      No one begrudges any ones success, but in the case of “Fifty”, when you poo poo in the mouths of the original fans and bloggers, the backlash will happen.

      But glad to see there is a neutral site and I believe this is the only one I have come across.

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