My review of Belittled, a size fantasy novel by Taedis. Links to the book at the bottom.
An intense misadventure that relentlessly pushes the protagonist and the reader to new depths of desperation and degradation. Taedis gives us an immersive F/m spin on a shrunken man discovering his submissive side. I cannot recommend this book enough to femdom enthusiasts of any size.
Why do we share our size fantasies with others, and why do we care what others enjoy in size fantasy? I suppose everything on this blog is an attempt to answer one or both of these questions, but a couple of recent posts have me looking at them with renewed urgency. Aborigen asked himself what he still hopes to achieve with his size writing, and in one of those recurring “What would you really do?” threads on the Shrunken Women Board Azureeyes talked about the importance of hearing about the real people behind the fantasy. I’ve been watching the online size scene for 25 years and an active participant for almost a decade and I still don’t know exactly why I keep returning to it.
One of the reasons that Jitensha was motivated to create Daddy’s Dollhouse was that, in her experience, some M/f fans were inhibited from expressing their darker fantasies, more so than fans of other size fantasy configurations. One of her first posts was an invitation for everyone to share the darker stuff that gets them going. It has been supremely gratifying to read and contribute to this thread.
Be warned: The discussion contains fatal outcomes, watersports, scat, cruelty, and of course nonconsensual encounters. Please read and comply with the forum rules.
Kara Dollgirl has made some substantial contributions over on the Shrunken Women Board that I find particularly inspiring. In addition to the in-depth Size Philosophy that is the hallmark of any longtime size fantasist, Kara has given consideration to a wide range of shrunken women, their keepers, and possible circumstances. I really enjoy hearing from as many different size perspectives as I can, as this all gets us closer to somewhere this is real.
Last month, Kara made a very thoughtful reply to an older thread inquiring about people’s preferred size(s) for the shrunken women they would like to be or have. While my stories have featured some of the variations in my precise size preferences, I’m gonna say 2-4 inches tall for most occasions. At four-inches-tall, I can get most of her inside my mouth, which is all-important. Much taller than that and containment becomes a problem. Two-inches-tall and shorter permits her to be swallowed whole, which isn’t common in my fantasies, but I do think the threat of that possibility really adds an important dimension (heh) to the relationship. I also like to indulge those specks who prefer to be micro-sized and kept somewhere on my person.
Kara also gave a very fulsome response to a thread featuring favorite instances of shrunken women being picked up and/or held in a giant hand. I’ve long advocated for the handheld as the sine qua non of size fantasy, and Kara delightfully explores how shrunken women of varying sizes experience and enjoy being handled. The opportunity for non-verbal communication between an unclothed tiny completely enclosed by a giant hand remains a joy unique to size fantasy. I will definitely be returning to this the next time I have occasion to make a grab.
Most recently, Kara expounded on all the many physical accommodations that are typically provided to shrunken women. Crucially, she describes all the considerations for each type of habitat from both the keeper’s perspective as well as that of the tiny residents, as well how the giant/tiny relationship is informed by the choice of accommodation. While I generally don’t wish to inflict uncomfortable or spartan conditions upon tiny women in my custody, I do tend to insist upon being able to observe them at all times. This precludes elaborate dollhouses or habitats with multiple chambers out of sight.
Kara is speaking for herself, of course, but she has clearly given this a lot of thought over the years and I am grateful to be able to learn from her experience. I should add that most of these considerations apply similarly to shrunken men. Please leave your impressions in the comments!
Erin stared at me with her slate-blue eyes as I sat on her coffee table, three-inches-tall and perched on a stack of fashion magazines. It was my first time in her apartment, and I was on alert for any danger. She slid her hand menacingly along her thigh, but I made no effort to respond because she hadn’t been talking to me. She was talking to Natasha, her best friend and the woman who shrank me two years ago. My keeper.
To continue my (our?) discussion of a Size Aesthetic, I want to talk about how authors imagine their readership and how readers encounter narratives. Specifically, how much do authors predetermine “the” perspective of a story and how much do readers accept, reject, or negotiate those determinations. I also want to discuss the asymmetric nature of dom/sub fantasies and how much consideration we give to authors/readers “on the other end of” such fantasies. Finally, I want to interrogate how the tropes and expectations of size fantasy culture play into (and against) these considerations.
This post started out as a response to an inquiry in the new Violent Shrunken Women forum* on the Shrunken Women Board, but I got sufficiently broad in my discussion of size fantasy and toilet stuff that I decided to write a more comprehensive post. Because I discuss scat, watersports, and fatal outcomes, it is going under the fold.
* There used to be a separate Violent Shrunken Women Board that has recently gone defunct, and the Shrunken Women Board has created a couple of subforums for size content that features cruelty, humiliation, and other unpleasant outcomes. I am not in a position to recount the history of why fans of more gruesome tiny woman scenarios felt they had to create their own site separate from (the predecessors of) the Shrunken Women Board, but it remains an active controversy. Jitensha, of course, has some opinions.
One of my abiding favorite size fantasy tropes is the “awakening” of size-differential desires in people who hadn’t previously given the notion any thought. I remain of the opinion that size fantasy is a relatively easy kink for normies to appreciate or at least dabble in, and there have been enough positive reports to make one optimistic about how revealing one’s size fantasies to one’s intimate partner will be received.