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Part 1 of 6

About 2700 of 32,000 words

Overall tags for the story: Giantess, Oral Vore (soft), sexuality, politics

A new Volunteer's story as she is en route to the Reserve, a country-sized natural park where the world's only giant roams.

(Queen Becky appears courtesy of  XDDX)

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XDDX

Posted by XDDX 1 year ago Report

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4ofSwords

Posted by 4ofSwords 1 year ago Report

Aww!

Donotlike13

Posted by Donotlike13 1 year ago Report

You know I just want to say that I have enjoyed the two works you've had written by 4ofswords.

Up for answering some general questions on both this world and the one from Anxiety?

XDDX

Posted by XDDX 1 year ago Report

Hi. Sure, I can try haha. Anxiety was mostly foursis idea and so was this story. For the most part I inspired the pred characters. I have to be careful though since I don't want to spoil things in the story!

Donotlike13

Posted by Donotlike13 1 year ago Report

Okay, I just thought you might have the setting more developed on your end, ever thought about posting these ideas here or elsewhere?

XDDX

Posted by XDDX 1 year ago Report

I'm afraid that is all Foursi. We sometimes world build together as in, one of us asks how things work and then we throw ideas an opinions around until we arrive at a consensus.

Thought about posting here or elsewhere, many times. I don't write nearly as much as foursi does though. Queen Becky and the Director are characters from an RP foursi and I held in a private chat. The world around them was developed while talking about the RP and the characters. Foursi does a lot of world building here though that I have little to do with.

Donotlike13

Posted by Donotlike13 1 year ago Report

How about Anxiety?

XDDX

Posted by XDDX 1 year ago Report

Same thing really. The pred in anxiety isn't a character of mine but it is influenced by my preference for unwilling and terrified prey. The idea behind the character is: if you are scared or panic I'm just more likely to want to eat you. It's a silly excuse to eat people because anyone would not be totally at ease in a situation like that but that's what makes it so beautiful... And I think terrified prey best!

Donotlike13

Posted by Donotlike13 1 year ago Report

Love this hope for more soon

4ofSwords

Posted by 4ofSwords 1 year ago Report

There's more! Soon is relative. ;)

Donotlike13

Posted by Donotlike13 1 year ago Report

Well to pass the time I'll take a stab at trying to understand this world. The giantess seems to be both the supreme power but not the actual leader of the planet. Seems a bit like animal in intelligence if they can keep her from leaving the region by distracting her with food.
I get the feeling her appearance, and initial global rampage of devouring every human she could catch happened in the distant past. And that she can eat more people than logically could fit inside her from what they know.

Any relation to your old Anxiety story?

4ofSwords

Posted by 4ofSwords 1 year ago Report

A lot of that is pretty close - hopefully the situation will be more clearly explained as the story unfolds.

4ofSwords

Posted by 4ofSwords 1 year ago Report

Whoops! Hit submit too soon. I actually anticipated that questions about it's Anxiety. In some ways it's a spiritual successor, but not directly related.

Donotlike13

Posted by Donotlike13 1 year ago Report

Okay only asked because I figured the next part would be more than a week.
Speaking of which when I downloaded it the file name was Queen Becky not The Director. Any reason for that?

What led you to think people would mention Anxiety? For me I loved it because of the setting and the behavior of the giantess. That and there was still so many questions on the nature of that world. Up for answering some of them?

I suppose the most basic similarities are that both giants use smell to find their food, they live very long, and don't exactly think the same as humans do. Does Becky have the same fear=food thing?

4ofSwords

Posted by 4ofSwords 1 year ago Report

<grin> I hadn't actually decided how quickly to post the parts, but why drag it out, I figure? The file titles are just the working title I was using on my computer.

This story, to me, shares some of the feeling of Anxiety. Part of that is that they're both inspired by  XDDX, and part of that is wanting to capture this sort of awestruck, noumenal feeling of dread in both, though I'm not sure how well I did that.

You're always welcome to ask questions on Anxiety, but I would say post them there instead of here, if you don't mind.

Donotlike13

Posted by Donotlike13 1 year ago Report

I looked up XDDX but like a few who have had GREAT story's/images commissioned here or on other sites, their own pages lack any materials. So how does one get further info on the settings/characters they developed if they never post it online?

4ofSwords

Posted by 4ofSwords 1 year ago Report

She's up there in the comments section - you could ask her and see what she says. :D

knt27

Posted by knt27 1 year ago Report

Ooooh... this is some FANTASTIC setup. Way to build anticipation!

4ofSwords

Posted by 4ofSwords 1 year ago Report

Thank you!

Astronommy

Posted by Astronommy 1 year ago Report

What a strong opening! And all of your capabilities are on full display, too: the snappy environmental descriptions, the effecient introspective outlining of the social fabric around the protagonist that also characterized the character, the worldbuilding process that bring in both the scope and the nuance, the established habits and the colorful instances!

The youthful frank style of the protagonist's voice works very well with the highly plausible chilling pragmatism of the society's adaptations to the existence of Queen Becky, really helps the immersion with its mix of their matter-of-factly discussion of the mechanics of the Reserve, the more intimate underlying awe of its prime inhabitant, and also the little human judgments and emotes sprinkled on top to complete the image.

A wonderful framing for the erotic content in what could otherwise have been a slow exposition pilot, even though it's noramlly held a necessary evil for a multi-parter.

The sweeping superlatives of how the Reserve is described, coupled with the scope-expanding international political overview, conjures up a a sense of vastness that's very appropriate for the story, a bit of vertigo is definitely part of the reading experience.

Loved the moon-up-close analogy and the eerie cliffhanger!

Didn't expect the first story to be dropped on us so soon following your journal! Looking forward to more uncompensated high grade mental labour from you!

Oh, and the site has mangled the text somewhat with weird spacings, although the .doc file is just fine.

4ofSwords

Posted by 4ofSwords 1 year ago Report

Thank you as always! I hope the sense of awe plays through. That was something I was keen to capture, but I couldn't be sure I did. In that regard, I'm trying to accomplish something that the web-novel WORM did so well.

And, yes - at this point I expect the site to mangle the upload - and I don't mean to blame the site for it, it's just what happens when you're using Drupal for tasks like that. I wish I knew what the proper formatting was to make it render properly here! Maybe I'd sit down and put macro together that would fix that for me!

Astronommy

Posted by Astronommy 1 year ago Report

"Put macro together that would fix that for me," you say? That worked out alright for Judah Loew of Prague, I guess, hope it does for you, too!

Thanks for sharing your inspirations, I'll be sure to at least check out the synopsis of that work!