Big Sky — A Size World

Source: Czech commercial for Raiffeisen Bank

This is my background post for all stories set in the Big Sky universe. World-building is an ongoing project, and I expect to be adding to this document both when I publish a new Big Sky story and between stories, whenever I explore this world further in my imagination.

Here are all the Big Sky stories published to date:

A Little Trouble in Big Sky

A missing person case brings a detective from the warrens into a partnership with a Federal investigator in Big Sky Country.

Tiny People, F/m, M/f, FM/f, M/ff, FF/m, New World Order, Gentle, Cruel, Handheld, Entrapment, Mouth Play, Body Exploration, Vaginal Insertion, Nonconsensual, Vore Mention, Watersports, Giant Cock, Breast Play, Anal Insertion, Crush, Fatality
30.May.2013
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World-Building, Author Ambitions, and Reader Expectations

Land of the Giants, “The Crash”

I’m going to compose a background post for the story universe that I created for my first story, A Little Trouble in Big Sky. When I first wrote it I sketched out a couple of paragraphs as an explanatory prologue, and other world-building hints were scattered throughout the story. I’m happy with the amount of detail I provided at the time, and I think the story still stands on its own.

So why am I adding more detail now? Partly because, after almost nine years, I’m actively thinking about writing another story set in the same universe. It probably doesn’t strictly require more specification or elaboration, but I admire how Aborigen’s categories help save time and exposition by warning the reader up front that they are entering a size story and what kind of size differential to expect. I’m also looking forward to the sheer creativity of extrapolating from what I’ve written and finding room for different stories.

Another motive for creating a setting where size-differential is “expected” is to allow character development that is unencumbered by people having to acknowledge and process otherwise-fantastic size-differential. I want to show real people in real relationships, and having to spend time where they deny their own senses while trying to grapple with giants or tinies detracts from that.

Now, don’t get me wrong; the bewilderment and awe of encountering fantastic size-differential is an important and valuable element of size fantasy, and I certainly don’t want to eliminate it entirely. I also don’t plan to write stories exclusively set in constructed size worlds. I still get the urge to take a simple vision of a size encounter and describe it intensely without digression, and I plan to continue indulging such urges.

Paradoxically, I believe going to the trouble of fleshing out a size world can make the stories set in it more accessible to non-size-pervs. It helps you think about the motivations of your characters, which are always formed in the context of what other people do in similar situations. Consequently, your characters make more sense and are therefore more relatable.

I have decided against trying to formulate a size world for each of my stories; not all of them lend themselves to rich extrapolation, and of course many of them derive their juice from featuring unexpected and incomprehensible size-differential. Despite those aspects, however, some have managed to include favorite characters and/or relationships that could warrant sequels. I expect to rely almost entirely on my own passions to determine if any get expanded.

Anyway, look for the Big Sky category to get a background post soon and another story sometime this year.

UPDATE: My Big Sky background post is now up.

Watch Your Metrics

Jayne

I’ve never seen “BBW Giantess in HR Unbirthing Revenge” starring Giantess Jayne, but if I had an unlimited F/X budget, this is what I’d produce.


The email went out to the whole team at once, arriving in each of their inboxes at 2:30 pm.  A single line: “Report to Jayne’s office at 3pm today.”  Jayne was not the team’s direct report.  Jayne was the Director of HR.

Steve had been in the restroom when the email arrived, and the rest of the team had assembled in the middle of their cube farm by the time he returned.  Amy broke the news to him.

“We’re gonna get shit-canned,” she said brutally.  Amy was Steve’s closest friend in that place, but she tended to see the worst in every eventuality.

“They can’t,” said Tiffany.  “We finished the project by the deadline.”  The team didn’t have an official leader, but Tiffany clearly saw it as her role.  By the end of the project she was checking in with everyone hourly.

“Nothing in the law says they can’t,” said Jason.  He was the smartest person on the team, but there was only so much one person could do to boost group productivity.

It had been a team effort, yes, but Steve knew he had been the weak link in the chain.  The others had to know it, too, but they had somehow managed not to openly acknowledge it, not even now when they were facing the likely consequences for the entire team.

“At most they’ll just reassign us all,” Steve said, hoping the others would validate his denial or at least not contradict it.  Amy looked at him quizzingly, giving him no relief.

It was 2:44 pm.  Jason glanced toward the elevator lobby, wondering if Security was loitering to secure their work stations after they left.  There was no unusual activity to be seen.

“Let’s get this over with,” said Tiffany, marching toward the lobby, followed closely by Jason.  Amy and Steve looked at each other wordlessly, struggling with bravado and self-pity.  Steve felt like holding Amy’s hand, something they had never done.  Amy wrapped herself with her arms, lowered her gaze, and turned to follow the rest of the team.  Steve drifted after them.

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From the Archives – 20211224

Added one page to Original Stories by Olo:

Taken, Vol. 2:  Grinding Coffee

A young man continues his career of shrinking women and taking them for his pleasure.

Shrunken Women, Giant Man, Non-Consensual, M/ff, Magic, Instant Size Change, Fatal Soft Vore, Kidnapping, Entrapment, Domination, Bondage, Rape By Giant Cock, Mouthplay, Prostate-Perineum Pressure, Unreliable Narrator

24 Oct 2021

Belittled

Cover illustrations by ryald666

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.

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Write The Wrong Words

“I don’t like to discuss works in progress. If I let the words tumble out prematurely, it changes it, and I may never get it back.”

I’ve never had any formal training in creative writing, so occasionally I discover tips or good practices that might seem rather basic to other writers but that are revelations to me. I’m still struggling with my lifelong habit of refusing to do something unless I can do it perfectly the first time, and this is particularly endemic in my writing. I suspect that if I had more exercise in simply churning out volumes of words in a short amount of time, I might find down drafts easier.

The most common obstacle for me lately has been getting hung up on the right word, usually a verb or an adjective. Because English is blessed/cursed with a wealth of synonyms, my initial thoughts often come close to what I mean but not quite close enough. I would sit there spinning my wheels, trying to find the perfect word, eventually calling up a thesaurus and sinking more time and momentum into the hunt.

Once I (finally!) accepted that everything I wrote would require multiple drafts, however, it wasn’t long before I realized I could write the wrong words and keep going. I would just say to myself, “I’ll fix this later,” and continue with the passage. It was nothing less than a liberation. Sometimes during revision, I would come across the wrong word and think, “I remember you. Now we finish this.” Other times, the perfect replacement is obvious and I almost wonder why I didn’t see it before. And sometimes, more often than I expect, the wrong word works just fine after all.

I suppose this is just another expression of the truism that nothing is written well without first being written poorly.