From: guest (CD lover)
, 16 months, post #21 |
Well, this being a transformation site it is not hard to understand
why the people on this site hate crossdressing. But the number
speaks for itself. There is a simple supply & demand equation here.
The fact that FM is dominated by crossdressing stories is enough
proof that this particular genre has more appeal than
From: guest (guessed)
, 16 months, post #22 |
@ Monsta "Fictionmania Ingredients:|
72% "Guy puts on dress and prances around"
21% "Poof, I'm suddenly a bimbo!"
6% "Guy gets cuckolded, so he puts on a dress and prances around"
1% Quality stories"
There seems to be a category error in Monsta's list. "Quality
stories" does not necessarily exclude "cuckold" or "bimbo" nor,
indeed, does it map identically to realistically depicted physical transformation with a thoughtful
examination of the consequences of such an event
There is also a counting error in the assertion that
"crossdressing" stories are dominant on FM. As others have noted,
one story may be tagged with multiple categories. However, the
categories are -- as far as I remember -- selected by the author
and (possibly) the taskforce volunteer who uploads to the database.
A story may have only incidental crossdressing and still acquire
From: guest (Lorinell)
, 16 months, post #23 |
Good proof about FM is one of recent story description.|
Man is reluctantly transformed into cocksucking whore.
Well, there are more stories like this then more ambitious...
, 16 months, post #24 |
Try being like me and not like anything related to crossdressing or
a body transformation, only being into someone else like body
swapping , body possession, body hopping, and the great shift.
Quality stories are so damn hard to come by.|
I'd love links to good body swap/hop/possession/or great shift
From: guest (Dolphin)
, 16 months, post #25 |
Identity death, sissification, bimbofication, sexual assault,
These all bother me a lot more than crossdressing. (Which I'll
diplomatically say "isn't for me," I agree 100% with Monsta, but at
least it isn't essentially morally reprehensible like the others.)
It's frustratingly difficult to avoid FM stories containing these
elements. It's not hard to figure out why: authors cater to
themselves and their audience, not to their non-audience, and don't
care enough to label them properly so the rest of us can avoid
(For example, is there any costume gun story where the process is
reversed? I haven't seen one yet. Or is it all just
murder-her-wear-her-skin Buffalo Bill fantasy? There are some
seriously problematic aspects to so many stories in the TG genre.
, 16 months, post #26 |
That doesn't bother me too much in all honest. In fact I actively
like the more "problematic" or sinister elements in things like the
costume gun or even just possession because I more like the idea of
someone having to impersonate the life of someone else (or ruin
it). Not all of those I like granted such as any form of identity
, 16 months, post #27 |
This is a fascinating thread. FWIW, I'll add my two cents:|
I just don't read crossdressing stories, and I'm not crazy about
body swap stories (e.g., Great Shift). I'm really fond of tg
transformation and mind alteration. The Role Exchanger universe has
some great stories and a ton of potential. But, as so many people
have been pointing out, the abundance of crossdressing stories and
the dearth of transformation stories on FM have led me to look
elsewhere for what I like.
Recently, I've really been following more caption sites than story
sites for this reason. You run into the same problems with
captions, too, but I've just been having better luck in that arena
than any of the story sites. I don't like how incomplete most the
stories on TG Storytime are. Fictionmania seems to cater primarily
to stuff I'm not all that interested in these days. So the captions
sites are what I have left.
As a related side note, I'm really in love with Some TG Captions'
Swap Institute universe:
From: guest (leon)
, 16 months, post #28 |
I'm with what rugal said on this one.|
And about the tagging system on fictionmania, as useful as it is,
it can definitely be inaccurate, as I remember finding body swap
stories where it wasn't tagged as such, and vice versa with other
tags like possession.
Regarding the 'identity theft' tag, I think it's very much
inadequate in categorizing what type of 'theft' it implies, and I
believe there should be an entirely different tag for
'impersonating' in general, regardless of the type of change that
utilizes it, where a character in the story attempts (and/or
succeeds) an impersonation of another existing character (or even
an entirely new character, which wouldn't be identity theft
, but 'impersonation.') I think the issue here is pinpointing how
and where the 'identity theft' trope is used in the story.
The other issue is not knowing which character gets their identity
stolen, as in, who has the dominance in the story: Is it the MC
getting their body/identity stolen, or is it the other way around?
Do we follow the changed protagonist in a gradually depressing
state of affairs put forth by the difficulties of the new identity,
or do we see them embracing it in a willing manner, as they (may)
have induced the change? Or perhaps it is not as simple as one
character stealing anothers identity. This is a matter of taste,
but I, for one, don't like reading material where the point is
basically a tragic end and nothing else, and this can make finding
stories I like kind of a hassle.
I know there are other tags for permanent change and the like, but
not all stories seem to employ it. I'd also like to add that I'm
thankful for the authors who try to be as clear as possible in
their descriptions of their stories, and not entirely reliant on
the tagging system with a flair of some old-fashion clickbait-like
text. ("X does Y for Z reason, but not everything is as it seems.
") This criticism, sadly, also applies to authors who I've grown to
For me, FM in this state equals doing a tag search or two every
couple of months, and looking for new content from the same authors
over and over again.
From: Mr. Ram
, 16 months, post #29 |
At Fictionmania, the authors choose the categories and Key Words
that are listed with their stories when they fill out the story
submission form. If there are omitted or inaccurate Categories and
Key Words for a story, blame the author.|
From: guest (A Pinoy)
, 16 months, post #30 |
on the incomplete stories in TG Storytime, that is actually because
of the format which allows the writer to upload chapter by chapter
instead of one whole final complete work like in FM.|
I actually like it because it gives the authors chance to evaluate
readers' feedback and make change to their story if necessary.
, 11 months, post #31 |
that might be true but I think too much readers' feedback is not
necessarily beneficial to the writing of a story.|
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