I knew precious little about the “Fifty Shades of Grey” series when I picked it up– mostly that it had been appearing all over my Goodreads timeline and that it seemed to have a polarizing effect on readers.
I probably should’ve paid more attention to the, you know, description.
It was the very first page of the book that convinced me that this story was begging to be snarked: it opened with a girl checking herself out in a mirror! Aw, E.L. James. Way to take a page out of 90% of all Sweet Valley High books ever written.
In 2012, Mari (then writing under the username “Lorraine”) picked up Fifty Shades of Grey and immediately hated it so passionately, she had to dedicate words to her hate. Many, many words, a second reccapper, LOTS OF CAPSLOCK, an impressive array of gifs, a handful of vlogs, a Stalker Boyfriend meme, a couple of destroyed livers, and lots of holding each other in the comments later, here we are: