This is Bigs-and-Littles's first quarterly newsletter, here to give you the low-down on B&L happenings, member and other size group highlights, as well as whatever other macro/micro stuff we feel like throwing in.
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Each of us has chosen 4 art features; one for each "category".
In glidingmark's world, the men are ankle high and the women rule them over. Sounds familiar? It probably does. But GlidingMark takes the concept to a next level with a full-on graphic novel.
3 volumes, over 500 pages, and new pages still published on his gallery almost on a daily basis. "The Game", "The Protectress", and the currently in-progress volume "The Offsprings" tell an epic story taking place in GlidingMark's fantasy world.
Fear, hate, friendship, eroticism, twisted morals and disturbing relationships - all elements presented in a realistic and yet comic way in this one-of-a-kind story, and are bound to stir a strong emotional response in any reader. The story together with the well-drawn pictures do a spectacular job in conveying the feel and sense of this world. I have to admit that more than once, the amount of conveyed realism in this graphic novel actually brought a tear to my eye.
Let's give another congratulations to peachnewt on her winning entry for the winter contest!
A Someday in WinterA Someday in Winter
If m/m, or mention of vore is not your thing, leave now. These characters are my own creation. Do not steal or copy.
Will gazed at the untouched snow between the trees of the city park. The sunset made it into valleys of pink and gilded the tree branches. He could loose himself in the beauty of snow. He never thought he could loose someone else because of it.
"Should I leave you to commune with the trees?" snapped Louis, brushing flakes off his blond hair and off the sleeves of his black wool long coat. His breath came in steamy puffs like an aggravated tea kettle.
After seeing Louis miserable after another lab test for Rachel, Will had offered to treat him to a cup, or five, of freshly ground coffee at a cafe he frequented. The blond had acquiesced only after Will had touted the strength of the brew, and the taunt that maybe Louis couldn't handle
Here's her prize.
Unfortunately, there won't be any this time around. :<
However, UndefinedError and I have been tossing around the idea of doing a group collage of photos or drawings of our members just for fun. There would probably be around 6-8 slots (perhaps more), first come first serve. He and I would pick a hi-res photo of someplace, and circulate it around for folks to draw/collage themselves or their alter-egos into however they wanted, big or small (keeping it at a "soft" PG13 rating, though).
I think it sounds like a great idea, but it could only happen if there was sufficient interest.If you're up for it, let us know!
Things of Interest
► The Minimizer has started a new comic, "Joining the Collection". Min is also taking commissions at this time.
► Literotica, an enormous sex-positive forum for erotica writers and appreciators, will soon be opening up a new fetish sub-forum! Here's a link. (Warning: NSFW)
Studio Ghibli's The Borrowers Review
"The release of a Studio Ghibli animated film is always a hotly anticipated event in Japan. The animation studio, whose head Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) is regarded as the “Walt Disney of Japan,” has been enchanting audiences worldwide since the premiere of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind in 1984. Its latest film, The Borrowers, the work of long-time animator/first-time director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, bowed recently in Japan. Released over a holiday weekend, the film racked up approximately $15.5 million in ticket sales out of 447 screens and secured 1st place at the box office. The movie is based on Mary Norton’s book The Borrowers, the first in her five-book series chronicling the adventures of a diminutive family who make their life underneath the floorboards of a large house by borrowing small items from the big people. The film is a breezy, fanciful work which lives up to the Studio Ghibli banner."
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I'm having very little luck in finding any information about a US theatrical or DVD release. All I seem to get is rumors, complaints, and old information about the whys and wherefores. Its North American release date was set for the 17th, but there seems to be zero information on what kind of release it was, or if it happened at all.
All I know is that Netflix doesn't seem to have the movie. Bummer. :T
Wherein we'll reminisce about some fond macro show, movie, or book from when we were a kid. If you'd like to write something about something you were interested due to size for the next newsletter, send me a !
Yes, Digimon. Now, I was really bad at keeping track of cartoons and their story arcs, so all I ever really remember is bits and pieces of stories and character interaction. This show was pretty good, as I recall, in terms of dealing with the subject of acceptance and diversity. I mean, it probably had the most diverse cast of characters I can think of in terms of physical appearance, beliefs, motivations... the best part is that every single one of them were treated as people. Whether it was the little main Rookie-level digimon who usually half the size of their human companions, to the villainous (and sometimes misunderstood) Ultimate-level digimon like Metal Seadramon. I think I also remember it being pretty unconventional when dealing with gender identities of various characters, as some of them will identify as one gender, and then appear to be another gender in a different evolutionary stage. Or some will have to merge with a digimon of the opposite gender in order to evolve at all.
Unfortunately, I tried watching Digimon again recently, and found it unbearably boring. However, the character designs are still just as impressive and interesting as they were all those years ago, and the things I learned from watching it, and the amount of fun I had roleplaying it with my friends cements it in my mind as an essential part of my childhood. Would I recommend you watch it? Not if you don't like anime or talking heads (interspersed with some VERY cool fights, though).
(PS- My favorite character to play with in toy form was Demi Devimon, as pictured here. Small, cute, and diabolically evil.)
If you know of any macro/micro-centric webcomics, let us know! I'd like to be able to list them... and perhaps read some.
► Giantess Garden Weekly; videos, comics, and art updated every sunday, and a non-GTS video updated monthly. (Warning: NSFW)
► Shrinking.net, a clean/SFW giant/tiny forum.
► The Princess and the Giant: a silent, B&W fairytale comic about... a princess and a giant. SFW.
► U.F.O.: A funny, cute, and violent webcomic about... aliens? SW content (I think that picks up in chapter 6). SFW D: ?
Commissions, Trades, and Requests
LooseWire is taking commissions for $: loosewire.deviantart.com/journ…
Frog-Bait is taking commissions for $: gtbait.deviantart.com/journal/…
Ginbug is open for art trades, and possibly commissions
Xen0phage is taking commissions for $ or
WhippetWild is taking art requests (macro/micro only)
emeryaxiom is open for requests and art trades
Ginbug - promo image (cover/poster) of one of his stories; any media - ends March 20th
Frog-Bait - drawing of one of his OC girls with another one of his or your own OC - ends March 14th
kaileingod - drawing for over at his DA group, GiantessSciFi; all you have to do is submit art - ends May 27th
Lassic, Tinybr, WhippetWild, and kaileingod are all looking for roleplay partners! PM them to see if you're a match.
How'd you like this little diddy of a newsletter? If you feel you have something to contribute for the next one, please let me (stripedwine) know, (like we always say) regardless of size, gender, or species! And if you're not sure, ask anyways.