All EL James wanted to do was have a nice, friendly Twitter conversation with her 50 Shades of Grey fans to promote the newly-released Grey book. But, as EL James learnt, we can’t always get what we want.
During this morning’s Twitter Q&A, Twitter users have hit EL James harder than a BDSM dungeon filled with paddles and whips.
Here are some of the most hard hitting ‘questions’ asked to James:
What is the safe-word to stop you writing? #AskELJames
— Bert Swattermain (@BertSwattermain) June 29, 2015
Which do you hate more, women or the English language? #AskELJames
— Ian Robinson (@eyeswideshut75) June 29, 2015
#AskELJames Is it only ok for Christian to stalk, coerce, threaten & manipulate Ana because he’s hot, or is it also ok because he’s rich?
— 50 Shades is abuse (@50shadesabuse) June 29, 2015
#AskELJames do you know 15 year olds can write fanfics with healthier relationships than your book ?
— betty (@ohhey_itsbetty) June 29, 2015
I entered into a sexual relationship using verbal consent — but he didn’t force me to sign a contract. Should I be worried? #AskELJames
— Ponta (@typicalfeminist) June 29, 2015
#AskELJames I need advice on making a BIG romantic gesture. Should I put a GPS tracker in her phone and make threats if she tries to leave?
— Liam Dryden (@LiamDrydenEtc) June 29, 2015
Will you be rewriting the book from Stephenie Meyer’s point of view next time? #AskELJames
— Skeptical Dinosaur (@skepticosaurus) June 29, 2015
#AskELJames What’s the proper etiquette for introducing buttplugs?
— Isaac Alonzo (@makatron) June 30, 2015
— Kayleigh Anne (@Ceilidhann) June 29, 2015
So, how does it feel being the Nickelback of authors? #AskELJames
— VJ (@VJANDDEADPOOL) June 29, 2015
EL James signed off:
Off to meet the competition winners, now. Thanks so much for an interesting hour… 😀
— E L James (@E_L_James) June 29, 2015