Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bad Idea, Good Idea

OH MY WIENER YOU GUYS, THIS ACTUALLY EXISTS: Fifty Shades of Grey Party Game

Apparently, you win "inner goddess" tokens when you answer a question right. I DON'T UNDERSTAND PEOPLE AT ALL. StereoNinja and I spent the morning brainstorming a better game with better questions than the example cited in the product description: "Light-hearted and fun questions such as 'Who is most likely to have a hidden tattoo?' ", which as far as I can remember applies to exactly no characters in these books so far. It went like this:

me: Maybe we should invent a better version of it
"your husband is an abusive asshole, go back three spaces"

StereoNinja: haha I like that
you don't know what the internet is, lose a turn

me: HELICOPTERS CAN FLY AT NIGHT?!?!? Pay each player $200 for having to listen to you

StereoNinja: you use your teeth when giving a blow job. go back to start.

me: that should get you kicked out of the game

StereoNinja: or the other players are allowed to punch you directly in the mouth

me: you meet a black person! roll again!

StereoNinja: haha

Here's the thing though: This has given me the BEST IDEA. I've been talking about meeting some of my UK readers one of the times that I come over (I was far too busy on this last trip, sorry everyone!). I'm back in February (dates TBD), but I am thinking, how about if we pick a place to meet up for drinks and I will bring this game and we can play it and make fun of it and swear a lot? Because I really don't think I can get away with NOT reviewing this game (just like I know I'm going to be forced to see the eventual movie to tell you how bad it is), but I need some people to play it with. I think it would be hilarious. Who's in?

18 comments:

Shawn Lucas said...

This hurts everything about me and my desire to become a world famous author. I'm not saying that I am the world's greatest writer, or even a better writer than this woman. However, if this is what people are looking for in their literature, I...I just can't.

Jen Summers said...

I AM IN.

I am a UK reader. That means I automatically qualify. Let's do this. Best party ever. We can also do a game where people have to use a sentence from 50 Shades in a conversation with a stranger, because I just made that game up in my head. Someone might get glassed though. Let's not do that.

ANYWAY, I'm in. Whee!

Jenny Sare said...

I'm so up for this! Uni and work be damned. Just tell me when and where!

Hannah said...

Most definitely count me in for that. Do you reckon my friends would mind if I keep my diary clear for the whole of Feb, just to make sure I'll be free for it?

Evil Thumper said...

Oh hell yeah. I may even break my own record for most swearing done in a 24 hour period. Bring it on.

Laura Mary said...

Hell yes! Count me in!

Anonymous said...

This game already exists! I played it at a party six months ago...except without ridiculous inner goddess tokens. Must 50 shades steal and pervert everything?

Becky said...

I live in the UK! I would LOVE to do this.

amberance said...

You guys rock! A couple of this:

1. This trip is getting pushed to the first week of March for reasons, I hope everyone is still in!

2. I have put my e-mail address in my profile. Some of you I already have email addys for, but not all of you. We should exchange some ideas on places to meet and whatnot.

Anonymous said...

It's scary how popular 50 Shades is. I want to break out the Billy Madison line on E L James..."Ms. James, what you've written ... is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever read. At no point in your rambling, incoherent books were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone who has read it is now dumber for having done so. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul..."

Rebecca said...

*Waves Hand* Oh dear God yes please. I'm surrounding by people who think this monstrosity is just so romantic. I need to be around some E L James hate!

Lauren Alergant said...

Sounds great. I'm in! Lauren, Manchester

Carrie said...

That sounds amazing. I'm in!

Browncoat said...

I would be up for that! Not only would that be hilarious, but it would be great to meet you! (Also it would be like a bloody support group for those of us who have unfortunately read that crap haha... :-S)

Kelemvor said...

I would totally come to that drinking session! I could also bring "50 Shames of Earl Grey" to read, as it's hilarious and kept me occupied on the journey from Bristol to London last month. (Also, this is brilliant, and made a good birthday present!)

Anonymous said...

We are so up for this ! Anything that involves taking the piss out of E L James is good with us !

Ash & Laura, London x

Anonymous said...

I'm in Australia.. Would you consider making it a World Tour?

amberance said...

Here's the problem with me going to Australia: I am terrified of spiders and you lot have spiders the size of dinner plates, not to mention all of the other creatures you have down there that can kill you. So as much as I would love to meet my readers in Australia, the idea of actually going there leaves me paralyzed with fear.