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Twitter account parodying Fifty Shades of Grey is the greatest thing that ever was, ever will be

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 6 May 2016, 12:48 IST

It is believed that great literature inspires and spawns many, many more.

It is however, a widely-known but little-acknowledged fact that terrible 'literature' gives birth to just as many deluded souls.

EL James, the author of the trilogy for nymphomaniacs - Fifty Shades of Grey - has made no secret of the fact that her books were inspired by Stephenie Meyers' Twilight series.

For the uninitiated, the Twilight series chronicled the lives of a 17-year-old girl and an approximately 100-year-old vampire who fall in love and bring a half-vampire-half-human child into this world. There's more, the child turns out to be the 'soulmate' of a werewolf who was previously in love with the human mommy, Bella.

That such a plotline lead to the birth of the most twisted and disturbingly-violent storyline for nymphomaniacs and about nymphomaniacs is hardly surprising.

But what is still more surprising is that for once, the theory that terrible lit begets terrible lit, has been completely shattered.

The memes, cartoons, spoofs and write-ups that have followed have been shockingly refreshing. The primary of these is 50 Nerds of Grey, the Twitter handle that is hellbent on turning the narrative from something crass and degrading into something definitely worth reading and not at all vomit-inducing.

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Edited by Blassy Boben

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First published: 6 May 2016, 12:48 IST
 
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