Dare You Not To Grow

Elle Largesse has completed her latest size story, Lesbian Love Story: Dare You Not To Grow. 14482 words over six chapters, Elle portrays two size-shifting lesbians, one trans and one cis, at the moment they mutually decide to expand (heh) their relationship from friends to lovers. While the story is told from the perspective of only one of the women, both women are fully conceptualized and behave coherently (and lasciviously).

Elle knows her way around size smut, and here she returns to her favorite theme of size-shifting tied to sexual arousal. For me, the strongest juice came from Elle’s use of the carnal vulnerabilities of size-differential to illustrate the emotional risks of love. That both women have to conceal their size-shifting from the world of “Normies” only highlights their interdependence.

High replay value here. It also hits the sweet spot for self-insertion.

Land of the Giants – Revisited

Three giants look down on three tiny humans on a tabletop
Land of the Giants, “Target: Earth”

As groundbreaking as the original Land of the Giants series was and as much as some of us have cherished certain characters or scenarios featured therein, some aspects of the series’s premises were (unnecessarily) incoherent, silly, or simply thoughtless. Why did all the giants speak English, and why did their streets and cars bear such a strong resemblance to those found in mid-century Burbank? The Spindrift supposedly set out on a routine suborbital flight from Los Angeles to London in 1983, but here in the third decade of the 21st century not even Jeff Bezos commutes that way.

I am not currently aware of any substantive plans to remake Land of the Giants as a new series; some studio has undoubtedly bought the rights to all the Irwin Allen productions, but they’re under no obligation to do anything with the rights anytime soon. Nevertheless, I think there is merit in trying to conceive of how the setting for the show could be improved over the original as well as updated for the 21st century.

One element of the series that I always enjoyed was the technological advantage the tiny heroes enjoyed over the giants.  It gave the giants a plausible reason beyond basic cruelty to marshal resources to hunt the Earthlings, and it gave the Earthlings a little leverage in their interactions with non-hostile giants.  What follows is the product of about a day of brainstorming a new take on this premise.

I have no immediate plans to write any stories set in this world.  My most compelling story ideas are typically self-contained, with characters whose encounter with size-fantasy are thorough and complete.  I have, however, felt challenged by recent efforts of other authors to create worlds where characters can come and go and size-fantasy can be encountered repeatedly with multiple variations and scenarios.  So I thought I’d post this here and let anyone use it as they saw fit.  You never know where inspiration will come from.

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SizeCon 2023

Image by Docop

SizeCon is back for 2023, back in-person and back in northeastern New Jersey. The last in-person SizeCon was in February 2020, and they’ve spent the last three years doing “micro” virtual conventions. Curiously, I haven’t been able to find any current discussion of vaccination or mask requirements.

June 2-4 in Piscataway-Somerset, NJ. Follow the link for the deets. The site also has an invite to their Discord server where you can pre-socialize. I expect there will also be updates on their Twitter.

The Persistence of Motivation

Shrunken Olo gazing in awe and lust at the nude sleeping form of Aja from the movie KINGSAJZ
Kingsajz (1987)

Today marks the tenth anniversary of my very first post on any Internet size fantasy site. It was the first chapter of the first size fantasy story I ever wrote for publication. It was a leap of something to decide that I wanted to add my voice to the size conversation, and that someone wanted to hear it. I’ve met several fascinating people in the online size community over the years, and a precious few of them have given me helpful feedback on my writing. One person even said my writing has improved over time.

I’ve been struggling recently to devote most of my free time to writing a story that I don’t know more than a single person would want to read. My motives are divided between wanting to express a vision and just wanting to get more practice at creative writing. I’m also trying to improve my executive functioning, such that simply completing a task I have set for myself is an achievement. I have unquestionably benefited from reader feedback, but “writing for myself” remains my only reliable motive.

I wonder if I shouldn’t experiment with crafting a story that I know I will not share with anyone. How will that inform my judgment? Should that even make a difference?

The goal of the Size Aesthetic project is to develop ways to appreciate size fantasy beyond the simple litmus test of “does it scratch my itches or not.” I always love it when people tell me they get off to the same things I do, but these days I’m more concerned with whether I’ve told a compelling story, whether I’ve described a vivid scene, whether I’ve introduced interesting characters. These concerns, of course, apply to all creative fiction, not just size fantasy.

I’ve never participated in a creative writing workshop, either in school or for recreation. Perhaps I should look into changing that.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Gulliver running to keep pace with the strolling Queen of Brobdingnag and her Maids of Honour.
Wasn’t that something?

We’re coming up on four years since Tumblwintr, and the world is getting yet another demonstration why it’s a bad idea to let billionaires exercise their sociopathy by controlling critical infrastructure. The crazy thing is, Musk isn’t even trying to ban porn on Twitter (yet). If grownups ever regain control of what’s left of Twitter, however, advertisers are going to demand they severely restrict or ban porn. It’s inevitable.

Elle Largesse (aka MightyTinyGiant), among others, is exploring the possibility of creating (and running?) a Mastodon server for hosting size fans. Unlike Twitter posts, Mastodon posts can be added to a RSS feed that can be aggregated by apps like Feedly. Presumably, this server will both allow NSFW content as well as moderating against harassment and hate speech. Here’s a form where you can sign up to be notified if/when they get it operational. I will also update this post with the URL if I learn about it.

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