It has been a while since I wrote one of these and doing so feels like breaking through spider webs, like trying to take a deep breath after a long cold. I want to get back into the habit of writing these, and I need to start somewhere. I've been fumbling with the flint, but finally, I got a light to catch. I stand with a torch in one hand, reaching out with the other as I stumble forward in the dark to the next crossroads in my life. I know not the destination, but I do know the next few turns...
It was, of course, a stormy night when Lenore first seriously tried to do the “witch shit” in the old three-ring binder she had gotten as a twenty-third birthday present. It was not like she had planned or waited for such an evening to provide ambiance. In fact, the autumn Nor'Easter was something of a hindrance. The lightning kept messing up her chant and after the fourth time she jumped then lost her place, Lenore decided to try again later. apprentice in over their head, going along with the weird, t'was a dark and stormy night
squidbuddy99 asked: What do you think makes transformation erotica so appealing? I include things like growth, expansion, gender transformation, even more mainstream, not necessarily erotic concepts like werewolves and hypnotism. I remember getting into this genre rather innocently, only somewhat recently getting into actually in-depth works like the ones you make (by the way, I kept forgetting to thank you for the amazing request you did for me a while back!), what do you think draws so many people in?
Anonymous asked: Confidence is so sexy don't you think? Not flaunting it like "worship me" haughty confidence but the "I love myself" confidence when someone is happy with their own body. Those people walk into a relationship and take compliments like "aw, thanks for agreeing with me." Then you throw a transformation into the mix and it's like "and I thought I couldn't get any better!"
anonymous asked: How would you write a story where two women are having a sexy and fun time with a transformation but aren't homosexual? The only thing coming to mind is both doing their own thing next to each other instead of with each other. But that feels like I might as well have two separate stories instead of one with them together
Anonymous asked: I don't follow all your work, but it feels like everything I've read of late involves some form of power dynamic. I know sub Dom is a big part of a lot of peoples kinks, but not everyone's. If anything its a bit of a cliche/over trodden. Real question: is a story with a relationship that has a balanced power dynamic a turn off for sub/Dom people?
A year has passed since a woman's boss attempted to turn her into his perfect fuck toy--only to find himself at her mercy when the intelligence diminishing aspect of the drug worked in reverse and made her a super-genius. Although she is successful, happy, and surrounded by loving friends, there are still times where she finds herself wondering what tomorrow will bring...
Short version: not having the words to discuss concepts about how sex and gender are separate parts of a person’s identity only deepens the irrational fears of those predisposed to hate towards “others.” Without the ability to discuss an issue, to give it a form people can integrate into their own awareness, developing a societal understanding is likely impossible and that only results in escalation born of desperation both to be recognized and to defend against the unknown–and that paradox, that inexorable tension, is one of the greatest threats to a society and culture.
I do not claim to have an answer for this impasse, but I would like to believe some of what I write can help open that conversation up a bit more. I might not always hit the mark perfectly, but I promise to be as respectful as possible when it comes to writing what are typically vulnerable, intimate moments between people just starting to get to know each other. I want nothing more than to treat those moments of great trust with the dignity they deserve. I want to keep making stories about these moments which end in something besides cruelty.
Many might say never having cruel things happen is fanciful escapism. However, if someone considers the premise that humans might actually someday possess even a small empathy for others to be an escapist fantasy too far from reality to enjoy… I weep for them.
I write Speculative Fiction. I write the stuff of dreams and hopes and fantasies. I spin tales of fears and regrets and of doubts. This sandbox I play in is full of adventures in space, across worlds unknown, and through times unwritten. There are stories during times of peace and during war. This genre of the fantastic is home to billions of other people living in other times and other places. Surely there is some reality where being trans or even altersex is just part of who people are. And I invite you to join me there.
Before I say anything else, I want to say thank you, anon, for your ask. I have been wondering when I would start getting feedback like this--and, honestly? I am surprised it took this long to get something like your Ask.
I always encourage people to call me out on stuff they feel I could be doing better and, sure, that kind of overture probably feels akin to being asked over for tea and the host has covered all the seats in broken glass; however, I mean what I say. I want, very much, to engage with people whose views are outside of my lens because there is so much more life out there than I can ever experience alone.
So, while I feel like I would be wholly justified in just ignoring what is incendiary performative allyship hyperbolic tripe, I also want to stick to my principles of encouraging discourse. After all, the concerns I am getting from those questions are all entirely valid, if narrowly focused, criticisms of my work, and I feel that if I dismiss them out of hand, purely because I feel that their diction is purposefully confrontational, then I am saying I am not interested in entertaining opposing opinions. I realize, however, that engaging with this ask also invites more of the same so... allow me to be perfectly fucking clear about something...