Over the last… not sure how long it’s long now (longer than it needed to be, certainly!), I’ve been reposting my stories to a separate blog. From now on, I’ll be posting my stories there rather than on here. The reason I’m doing this can be summed up with the music industry cliché of “creative differences”. Before I elaborate I want to stress that, while it may across as such, this is not an attack on anyone on the blog, just my reasoning for breaking away somewhat. Anyway, why am I doing this?
I have plans to develop the “Suziverse” into something a bit more than what it currently is. As such, I don’t feel that having the stories purely on this blog is fitting, especially since not all the stories I plan to write feature much (or in a few cases, any) WAM whatsoever. I know that some writers view non-messy parts of a story as “filler”, which is I frankly disagree with. I like writing and reading about characters which, while they’re supposed to be attractive, are more than just a few cookie-cutter character archetypes written to be wank fantasies.
To some extent, I feel that this is at odds with many of the other stories on here. While I do feature nudity and mild sexual content on occasion, I’ve never written outright porn and have practically no intention to ever do so. To me, a well-written story that’s just about a girl in fairly normal attire getting gunged will always be better than a badly written story where a girl has to get naked, ride a sybian to the point of orgasm while getting splattered with gunge and sucking a guy’s cock or whatever happens in some of the more pornographic stories. Also, while I don’t look down on the NHP and GYOB fanfiction on here (I enjoyed DHP and most of MSM’s New-GYOBs), I do have more fun reading and writing about new shows.
It’s also become quite apparent to me that my tastes in women are simply incompatible with the general audience here. For the most part, I write about more “niche” people. I don’t watch a lot of TV, and 99% of my news comes from the internet, with most of that being stuff related to my interests. It just happens that my main interests happen to be rock/metal/gothic music, animation, videogames and manga, some of which don’t really fit the “TellyGunge” label of the blog. While the blog covers more than that, to me it doesn’t really fit the more general stories I want to write, and neither do some of the other WAM fiction sites to me. WAFL’s no good for the celebrity stuff and is members-only, ECG is also members-only and has a rather frustrating story submission system, WamChat’s forum is pretty much dead and WAM Story Archive is too porn-centric for me to want to post there. Maybe that’s me being picky, but I’m sticking with it.
Anyway, reasoning out of the way, what will be on the Think Tank?
1) Every WAM story I’ve wrote and will write in the future except two: An awful GYOB story I half-arsedly “wrote” once and a gungy story I wrote a long time before Secrets which I covered up pretty adequately until just now. Even then, I might still post the latter. Even the stuff that doesn’t fit in the Suziverse (“K Is For…” and my CSW about an England/Netherlands friendly) is on there.
2) Opinion pieces on various messy subjects, and even a few non-messy subjects.
3) “Commentaries” on my stories. There’s currently one about Secrets, which details my thoughts on the story looking back on it, what inspired me to write it and why I made the creative choices I did. I hope to eventually do them for everything.
4) Future stories involving the characters introduced in the Kayotics, Suzi’s Slop Drop and Goo Your Own Way stories.
So what about Music Monday?
Regular Music Mondays will still be here, but specials (Top 10 lists and the like) will be on the Think Tank and reblogged onto here.
And that GYOW I haven’t finished because I suck with deadlines?
Parts 2 and 3 will be on here when it comes, then consolidated with Part 1 on the Think Tank shortly after, just as the SSD and GYOW stories on there are already.
So am I leaving altogether?
Hell no! I can’t be if I’m still doing Music Monday, can I? I’ll still be throwing the odd bit of feedback at stories I particularly like or dislike on here, rating and slating anything people find. and posting anything I find myself which may be of interest.