“Master of the Universe” FanFiction is being published!! But do you like its new title and character names? (See here!)

I think I’ve flailed all over the place enough on the fact that our favorite FanFiction story, “Master of the Universe”, is getting published. BUUUUUT, we already have new info on its publishing, so we gotta keep talkin’ about it gurls!!


First off, we knew the title was going to have to change because “Master of the Universe” has already been taken by a cartoon series from the 1980s…anyone remember “He-Man”? I wonder if Snowqueens Icedragon was aware of this when she titled MOTU. In fact, one of the questions that I forgot to ask in our final podcast with Icy was what she’d name her book if it was to be published, and I was going to mention the fact that MOTU was technically already taken by a cartoon.


Oh, like that question wouldn’t have made things even more awkward for her!! Looking back at the podcast now, I realize Icy was very quiet during the publishing line of questioning!!! Obvy the publishing deal was already in the works, but at the time, we just chalked it up to her British humbleness! HA! Before I heard the new title, I couldn't think of anything other than simply, “Fifty Shades”, but the new title is (drum roll please)…“Fifty Shades of Grey”, with Fifty’s infamous grey tie as the cover art for the book.


But “Grey” isn’t simply referring to the color of his and Bella’s favorite tie; it’s Fifty’s new name. Folks, meet Christian Grey (aka Edward Cullen). Being that we’re all majah “Twilight” fans, the name Edward Cullen is so iconic that it’s going to be hard for us to see him as anything other than Edward, but honestly, they couldn’t have picked a hotter backup name! When I picture a guy named Christian Grey, I picture a tall, good looking man in a fitted suit and tie – debonair as hell! So I’m good with Mr. Grey. Like this --------------------------->


Now what about Bella? Well folks, meet Anastasia Steele, but you can call her Ana! AHHH, I love this name! It’s perfect! Ana and Christian, Ana and Fifty – I can dig it!


The big question: when can we get our sticky hands on this book? Pre-orders go on sale April 28, 2011 and the publication date is May 26th. I know right – super freaking fast! This tells me that this dealio has been in the works for a loooong time. Who knows, perhaps the publisher, TWCS, is a fan of Pop Culture Junkie and watched mine and Bulletsucker’s September podcast where we talked about wanting to buy the rights to MOTU and publish it. They freaking stole our idea damn it! Oh well, I’m just glad it’s getting published. This just makes birthdays and Christmas in 2011 really easy because I already know what I’m getting everybody!


So, to celebrate MOTU, er, “Fifty Shades of Grey’s” release, we’ll obvy need to go out and buy it and read it again as a part of our PCJ book club! It’ll be fun to re-live the magic all over again, but with some changes that keep it feeling new!


Alright gurls, you tell me; are you a fan of the new MOTU title? And what do you think of Edward and Bella’s new names? Can you dig Christian and Ana?


And P.S. Icy has a realz name….she’s E L James! Imagine that! But idk, she’ll always be Icy to me!

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Tags: MOTU, Master of the Universe, Snowqueens Icedragon, Twilight

Comment by SeekingBecca on March 10, 2011 at 1:30am
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Greys!? no no no no.... Anastasia, ha. I love Ana though. She couldn't just keep Cullen, just that name? SM only owns Edward Cullen, NOT the last name Cullen!, she could have kept It!!!!!....fuck.... Greys doesn't roll off of the tounge as sensual as Cullen....fuck...She couldn't find a name with the "Cu' sound in it....dam it...She also could have called her Brianna (Anna)...fuck..... I love you, Icy. AND where the hell can I order my many copies at, dam it!?
Comment by SeekingBecca on March 10, 2011 at 1:31am
I LOVE that pick by the way, court. Mr. 50 Shades him self.
Comment by SeekingBecca on March 10, 2011 at 1:35am
And thank god it's on paperback, I hate hardcovers....now i'm just complaining....I love  MOTU SO MUCH!!!!!
Comment by Jennifer on March 10, 2011 at 5:37am
I'm not a huge fan of the names at all but i'll just have to replace in my mind. I really hope the content is mostly the same. Especially the more smutty parts when they first meet. I'm a bit worried we'll get a watered-down version. Even a little will disappoint me. Still plan on purchasing along w/several for my friends that haven't gotten into the whole fanfic thing like me. Now I'll have someone to discuss it with. ;)
Comment by Laura Tobey on March 10, 2011 at 6:02am
I love the book title and they names are cool too bad it couldn't stay the same and yes I remember He-man! I hope she has lots of success cause Icey's very good .for those of us who know the real fifty it's kinda hard to sub.But I will pre-order asap
Comment by Nicole on March 10, 2011 at 6:59am

I like Christian Grey! Very sexy! I think Anastasia is a little cheesy~ but plain Ana is fine.

We really can't complain~ of course she had to change the names...both first and last.

I would have loved to see MOTU as the title...but this one's pretty good! Everytime I go through the channels and see "Masters of the Universe" listed (Dolph Lungren movie) my heart skips a beat!

As long as the smut stays, I'm okay with the names! ;)

Comment by Debra M. Varlaro on March 10, 2011 at 7:35am
Well I think the new title is perfect, the names she picked are perfect also. To me Icy can do no wrong, she wrote the best fanfic ever! Once the books start coming out she should seriously consider a mini series(maybe on Starz or Showtime). I'm just so excited I can't wait to have a copy in my hand!
Comment by Colleen on March 10, 2011 at 9:07am
So what happens with the on-going internet FF?  I like the Christian Grey name - hers - not so much.  The book will have an ending, right?  Are we all left hangin' now?
Comment by Debra M. Varlaro on March 10, 2011 at 9:24am
She pulled most of the story, but left the newer chapters up. The story will be finished at least thats what I was lead to believe from fb. I hope so, but if not I'll just buy the book anyway.
Comment by Courtney on March 10, 2011 at 9:36am
It's going to be a series of books @Colleen. The second book comes out in October. Icy said she'd finish the story for those following it on her blog, but she's taken it down so anyone who is not up to date with the last two chaps will just have to suck it up and wait for the book. Fans in mid-read will hate that, but can you blame her, she's trying to sell books now!


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