Archive for January, 2013

Half of 100 Different Variations of the Dull Color Between Black & White

Posted in The Random Zone on January 8, 2013 by Johnnie Cougar

While coming to a close on a very intriguing new series I have been working on, it came to my attention that there are many people out there who find this particular style of writing inappropriate. Continuing to read, I quickly understood why, though I disagree entirely. But that got me wondering: why is it so inappropriate to put on paper one of the biggest aspects of culture anymore? What makes it so taboo to read about something that most of us probably talk and/or think about on a daily basis? Why are people so against the artistic expression of any one author just because the genre of writing is “wrong?”

And then there came the discussions about not only reading the darn book, but reading it in . . . PUBLIC. *gasp!* I mean, seriously, what world are we living in anymore? Honestly, I’m confused. I thought this was the world where we have more and more teenage mothers walking around, unattached and uncaring. I thought this was the world where we value things instead of people. I thought this was the world that idolizes sex and sleeping around instead of consistency and commitment. I thought this was the world where we put dark, disgusting things on a pedestal and worshipped them instead of hanging our heads in shame as we once might have.

Wait . . . We do? You’re kidding?!

Then riddle me this Batman: WHY IN THE WORLD ARE PEOPLE IN SUCH A TIZZY OVER THIS COLORFUL PIECE OF FICTION???!!!!!

I personally, find the books enthralling. They are a very descriptive and full of the almost-real-life-fantasy that makes them easy to love and get lost in. I mean really, let’s be honest, don’t we all have that special place we like to pretend we might be one day? At least this story is within the realm of reality. It makes you think. Maybe you’ve been in a relationship for awhile and you find yourself saying, ” I remember when we used to do those things. Where did that go?” Or maybe it opens your mind to something you’ve never heard about before.

Put simply, it’s a close-to-reality romance with dark but true life issues, that will captivate you from beginning to end. And truthfully, I don’t see what the big deal is. If you do, please . . . enlighten me.

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