I'm working on getting TF Park ready for release on Amazon, which will include free excerpt stories here on my web site. I'm aiming for an end of the month release. In the meantime, here is a new podcast from me and Mickey Bamboo: Mental Transformations.
I've emailed out Transformation Park. If you backed the project at $5 and above and you have not received it, check the email you registered with your IndieGoGo account. If it's still not there, let me know!
I'll be releasing Transformation Park to everyone later this month as an ebook on Amazon.
After taking a two week break, The Wright Stuff is back with a new podcast: "Sequels and Anthologies," where me and Mickey Bamboo discuss the nature of these forms of storytelling in pop culture and in our own writing.
I'm still working on Transformation Park! Sorry it's not quite ready yet, but I want to take the time to give it a little extra polish and make sure it turns out as good as it can. Thanks everyone for your patience, I promise Transformation Park will be worth the wait.
I'm working on the last few chapters of Transformation Park! I should be ready for release to all backers in early August. Thanks everyone for your patience. I feel like this collection is turning out very well, so I hope you enjoy.
Working on finishing up Transformation Park! Here's a podcast in the meantime: Transformation Methods.
Question: Why do we like Fat Girls?
Lard Biscuit's essay on being an FA (Fat Admirer) is a good place to start. He posits several potential explanations, so i'll quote him...
1. FA's tastes make more sense because fat women look more like women.
I know I'm biased, but I think F.A.'s are simply more in tune with natural human sexual impulses than non-F.A.'s. We are biologically correct. The human female of reproductive age is genetically designed to be rounded with layers of fat, definitely not skin and bones like the typical fashion model. Those wonderful fat deposits in the breasts, hips, thighs and buttocks are what create the distinctive body shape that distinguishes women from men, and the fat equips women for the physical rigors of childbearing. A female's well-padded body announces to the world that she is a woman and she's ready to reproduce. From the F.A. point of view, the more luxuriously upholstered a woman's body is, the louder it's screaming, "LET'S GET IT ON!"
2. Specifically when it comes to tummies, there are many psychological factors at play.
I'm also partial to round bellies. To me, there's something extraordinarily feminine and sexy about a nice full tummy bulge, which is a potent symbol of fertility. Some have argued that F.A.'s result from unresolved Freudian issues. There is an undeniable maternal association with a plump woman's appearance, and her big, curvy body reminds us of the comfort of clutching the mountainous flesh of our mothers when we were being breast-fed and all that. I've heard it said that a flat stomach represents chastity, since it demonstrates that a woman (probably) isn't pregnant, and men seeking to assure their paternity would thus find a slim waistline desirable. I guess F.A.'s are drawn to women who anatomically look a little more experienced.
3. Being attracted to fat women is about being attracted to an embrace of life and hedonism.
Then there's the issue of food. As a natural corollary to being an F.A., I have a fascination with women eating, especially fattening food in generous quantities. After all, high-calorie food is the magical elixir of feminine beauty, capable of turning a thin woman chubby, and making a chubby woman even plumper. So for most F.A.'s, a beautiful woman pigging out is a definite turn-on. A woman with a well-fed body tacitly demonstrates her robust appetite for the fun in life, not just for doughnuts and ice cream. Her weight reflects her willful pursuit of pleasure, showing that doing what she enjoys is more important to her than conforming to the narrow rules of society. Those personality traits -- joyous, reckless individuality with a dash of hedonism -- are just as appealing to me as round hips and a big butt.
Lardbiscuit presents some great theories, nut I’d like to offer a few of my own explanations, as well.
4. The taboo factor and the “Shrek” factor make the forbidden become alluring.
For some, the fact that fat women are considered ugly by mainstream society makes attraction fat women off limits, taboo, and more alluring. In a similar way, attraction to fat women – being able to see the beauty that nobody else can – feels ennobled in this context. I call this the “Shrek” factor because that movie is a good example how love seems more special when it’s something that the rest of society unjustly deems bad.
5. Being big can be part of a role reversal.
Men are, on average, physically larger than women. In this context, having a woman become larger than her mate (either through becoming fatter, more muscular, or growing taller) can help facilitate a role reversal or transfer of sexual power in some way. This is especially true if the woman in question isn’t just getting bigger, she’s also becoming more assertive, more desiring of sex, and more dominant at the same time.
Which Theory is Right?
Here's the problem with these explanations: none of them are testable. That is, we can't re-create society with different variables in order to see which of these theories actually cause men to be attracted to fatter women, as opposed to just being an explanation that fits with our experiences.
There are tests I can imagine people performing that might attempt to measure correlations, but it would be difficult to avoid confounding variables (that is, information which could support multiple theories.)
For example, let's just say we test the porn browsing habits of men who like BBWs, and we find they like older women, MILFs, Cougars, ect at a rate higher than the average population. That might lend support to the "FAs like women who are more experienced theory," or the "FAs are attracted to Mommy" theory. Alternatively, it might be that older women are just more likely to be fat so that's why they are being searched for by FAs. Or, maybe FAs are used to taboo-breaking so they like older women as another taboo to explore. There's no real way to determine which interpretation is more valid.
So unfortunately I don't have a definitive answer for you, and due to the nature of the problem (social science/psychology/evolutionary biology) it's not likely anybody else will have certain answer, either. The aforementioned fields just don't lend themselves to easy testing/measuring. This is also why it's been so hard to pinpoint why some people are LGBT - pretty much the same kind of problem.
If you'd hear more of my thoughts on this, I'd suggest checking out my post: Transformations in Depth: Weight Gain and my Weight Gain themed Podcast.
I'm working on TF Park right now, still on track to have it finished up and sent out to backers by the end of the month. I'll publish it on Amazon likely in August. I haven't published anything in a while because I've had some difficulty getting some covers. But I have 3 stories saved up that I'll hopefully get a chance to publish soon!
I've also got a new podcast: Erotica in the past, the present, and the future.
Listen to me and Mickey Bamboo discuss the roles of protagonists, antagonists, and side characters as they relate to writing.
The Pirate’s Fate - Visual Novel [Kickstarter, Steam Greenlight, FAQ]
Today is the official launch of our visual novel, The Pirate’s Fate, on Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight!
Mila wakes up among the Dread Pirates, who aren’t what they seem. When she joins them on a high-stakes treasure hunt, she begins to transform based on your choices. Play the Demo now! And read more about the game on Kickstarter.
Thanks to everyone who supported us on Patreon, The Pirate’s Fate will be made. Our original vision was to make a short transformation visual novel. However, with this Kickstarter, we’ll be able to expand it from a short visual novel to an immersive adventure with 6-8+ hours of gameplay.
If we’re able to fund the game on Kickstarter, that means The Pirate’s Fate will feature a much longer and more detailed story. It will contain additional transformations, characters, and secret endings. Our stretch goals include additional character animations and creating a feature comic about the story - which will be provided to all our Kickstarter backers at $9 or higher.
Lastly, if you are very eager to play the game, we’ll be releasing advance copies to all of our Kickstarter backers at $9 and above, before the release on Steam and before any other types of backers.
If you decide to support us on Kickstarter, thanks so much! If you can’t, you can still vote for us on Steam Greenlight and leave a comment to let people know that you’re excited about this game.
Other ways to help make the game happen: mention the game in a FA or DA journal post, or share the Kickstarter or Steam Greenlight page on social media.
Our Kickstarter will close August 15th, 2016.
Thanks as always and let me know if you have any questions about The Pirate’s Fate. If you like the project please help spread the word, and show us your support via the links below.
KICKSTARTER LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2052836802/the-pirates-fate-a-transformation-visual-novel
STREAM GREENLIGHT LINK: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=709750030
Q: Why are you running a Kickstarter after you got funding on Patreon?
A: This Kickstarter campaign is solely to add more content to the game. No matter how the Kickstarter campaign goes, our Patrons on Patreon have funded the base game as we originally intended as a short project. This additional funding will be used to make the game longer, with more content, more transformations, and more features. Cameos and custom content, as well as the stretch goals we hit from Patreon will still apply to this game.
Q: What does this mean for previous Patrons?
A: If you were a Patron, you were charged for The Pirate’s Fate on July 1st, 2016. The Kickstarter is a separate effort to take the game from a small project to a feature length game. You do not have to participate in it if you’d like, but your support would be appreciated.
Q: When will the game be finished?
A: We estimate that the main game will be finished and sent out to our Kickstarter backers February, 2017. We will launch on Steam later on in 2017.
Q: What kinds of transformations will there be in the game?
A: All kinds, including weight gain, muscle growth, species change, and gender change.
Q: Now that the game is on Steam, will it contain fetish content or nudity?
A: The game will contain transformation fetish pictures. It will not contain nudity or explicit sex scenes.
Q: What’s the difference between the Kickstarter and the Patreon?
A: We’re trying to reach more people with Kickstarter, and raise enough resources to make this a feature length game.
Q: Where will the money go?
A: We will use some of the funds raised to hire other creators, such as a custom background artist and a musical composer. Hiring voice actors is one of our stretch goals. Most of the money will go to Volkenfox and T.F. Wright, providing for living expenses so that they have the ability to dedicate six months working on this project.
Q: Will you still be doing regular Patreon stories?
A: Yes, we will still make time to do a short illustrated story every two months, supported by Patreon.
Q: How can I help?
A: You can help by donating and spreading the word about the game on social media, and by voting for us on Steam Greenlight.
Q: Do I still get the game for free?
A: All of our Patreon backers for this project and all of those who filled out a special request form will get the game for free at the time of our Steam launch. You can get the game earlier by becoming a Kickstarter backer. Additionally, Kickstarter backers will receive exclusive bonus rewards and DLCs (like the aforementioned feature comic) free!
Q: Will I still get my custom rewards and cameos from Patreon?
A: Yes, your cameo and custom content will still happen. Our Kickstarter project is purely to add more content to the game. The more support the game receives on Kickstarter, the better and longer the game will become, which could potentially mean your custom rewards or cameos will be even longer and more detailed than we originally anticipated. So if you like your custom request, please consider supporting the game.
I did a podcast with Mickey Bamboo, and I answered some of your questions from my blog! Here is the broadcast - let me know what you think.
My Transformations, by T.F. Wright, showcases transformation stories, transformation ebooks, transformation story commissions, and more. I hope to have a conversation about where ideas come from, and bring secret thoughts to life.