Ugh, some people are the worst. There are so many things in the world to get angry at that you could spend your entire life in a prison of your own ire, but who the hell wants to live like that? I try to do my best, be aware, make the world a better place and all that jazz, but I also try to remain sane. One of the ways I do that is by avoiding contact with the kind of people who make me want to bash my head in. Oh, and I don’t watch the news, but sometimes, try as I might, I end up seeing or reading something that sets my blood on fire.
That is precisely what happened when I read the News Busters post about Clandestine Classics. Clandestine Classic is a website, a group of authors, whatever, who have taken classic novels like Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice, Twenty Thousand Leagues, etc, and added some sexy scenes. It’s fan fiction brought to a whole new level.
There’s some pretty shit fan fiction out there (i.e the Twilight fan fiction that led to 50 Shades of Grey), but there’s also some pretty fun stuff. Case and point, a few years ago a friend of mine gave me some Harry Potter fan fiction for my birthday. Let me tell you, you haven’t lived until you’ve read an erotic story involving Professor Snape and Harry, or better yet Draco and he who shall not be named.
Point is, fan fiction is often pervy as hell and brings together some of the most random characters. Great harmless stuff when it’s done well, and can lead to a pretty good pay day if you’re lucky enough (again, I would like to refer you to 50 Shade of Grey).
As I see it, the people behind Clandestine Classics are onto something pretty damn awesome. A lot more people would probably give all those Jane Austen and Bronte sisters’ classic the good college try if they contained more sex scenes and since all these classic are public domain these days, they’re fair game for adaptations and the like.
BUT nooo, some people (i.e. the lovely lady who wrote the article that brought Clandestine Classics to my attention) want to stop the entire freakin’ free world from having a little fun. Apparently, adding a little sex to classic literature is part of today’s “sexual deviancy” and is just one big conspiracy helmed by nasty liberals whose only goal is to further “the gay agenda.” BARF.
Gawd, someone pass me a foreign beer and a copy of a Midsummer’s Night Cream so I can forget people like that still exist. And a big Fucking-A for pornafied classics, I say!