Good morning everyone! I recently had the pleasure of interviewing writer Joyce Julep, the creator of stories such as “A Giantess in the City” (Soft Vore, Gentle, Cum Eating), “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (fairies, shrink potion), and “The Training of Jeff Stintum” (SM, femdom, size comparison).
#1) Can you tell the readers a little about yourself?
I’m a white female 30-year-old graduate student in English Literature. I have lived my entire life in the American Deep South, and have no plans to move any time soon. My favorite part of living where I do is the rich diversity of people, ethnicities, and cultures all intermixing together. I also enjoy the fact that all four seasons have distinct and complex personalities; I believe I have come to psychically organize my life around them. I’m a scholar of Modernism (James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, etc), but I am permanently in love with Shakespeare, Cervantes, Chaucer, and Milton. I think Franz Kafka wrote better short stories than anyone else has managed thus far. The restaurant I work at is a high-end Italian-American fusion that gets super busy — I love it. It keeps me sharp and on my toes. My favorite movie is The Silence of the Lambs…frame for frame, I think it is a perfect movie. My favorite kind of music is classical. For me, Beethoven is the consummate artist. His Ninth Symphony is the supreme artistic achievement. I also love Mozart, Stravinsky, Mahler, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, and Debussy. I was raised Catholic and in some ways I’m glad that I was — I think it sparked my early interest in reading and the so-called “hard questions.” On the other hand, I still feel burdened by resentment at the Church for making me feel like a freak when I was younger for my sexuality. Now I’m areligious. Soccer is truly “the beautiful game” for me, but I also enjoy watching baseball very much. I swim and lift weights to stay in shape, and I love eating all different kinds of food. Seafood’s my favorite though ❤
#2) How did you get interested in size-fetish media?
The first time I was exposed to size-fetish media was when I searched “giantess” on the internet when I was 12 years old. I found Diana the Valkyrie’s website and almost immediately found myself on the story page of Chelgi, the great mini-gts femdom author. One story in particular caught my eye: “Raped by a Teenage Witch.” I immediately clicked on it and read through breathlessly. The story depicted a huge, 7’4, barely-of-age teenage girl raping and abusing a 30-plus-year-old man (who eventually comes to enjoy his plight), ultimately shrinking him down so that he fits comfortably into her vagina. I had never been so turned on in my life. A couple years later I found the old forum of amazonlove (and I’m so glad that it’s back now!), and in 2008, I finally found my way to giantesscity. Since then I haven’t really looked back — I’ve just been welcoming more and more wonderful content into my life almost daily.
#3) Are any of your everyday acquaintances aware of your interest?
All of my friends and my family know about my macro/microphilia. My parents know about it, since I sat them down years ago and told them about it. I just felt like I had to, since it was such a huge part of my life and thought. They heard me, but I don’t think it really registered too much with them. They’re quite old-fashioned in a lot of ways and are squeamish when anything sexual is openly mentioned, even masturbation (let alone the kind of stories I write, lol). My siblings (two younger brothers) know about it and freely accept it, and all my friends know about it. Everyone is totally cool with it — I think the reason why I haven’t had a lot of issues with being open about my fetish is a) I have awesome, open-minded, free-thinking friends and b) I’m pretty matter-of-fact as a person, so I think the straightforward way I explained the fetish to everyone (it’s a power thing!) made sense to them.
#4) From what I’ve read of “The Training of Jeff Stintum,” the events seem feasible and could happen in real life. Jeff does not shrink to an inch tall, and Sarah does not outgrow her house. Given that you wrote the tale, and if it’s not too personal a question, would you say that you practice, to greater or lesser degree, a dominant role in your own romantic relationships?
I definitely have in the past. I’m not currently in a relationship with anyone. In fact, I have to say that my attempts to grapple with this fetish in a relationship setting have been very hard on those relationships. For me, it’s very hard to “play” with someone without it becoming too real. That’s exactly what turns me on about it — the fact that it could actually be real — and thus far, in relationships, I’ve had trouble separating this “play” from real life. The sexual urge to dominate can very easily bleed into other aspects of life until it becomes the primary motivating factor for everything; I’ve seen the same be true of the sexual urge to submit. We’ll see what the future holds, but for now I feel much better expressing my fetish through writing fiction than by actually activating it in a relationship setting…and that’s exactly how it feels…”activation.” It’s like it’s a sleeping dragon, snoozing on a pile of gold somewhere in my subconscious, waiting to stir again, lol.
#5) What are a few of your favorite size-fetish works from other creators?
As far as writing goes, my top favorites have to be Greapos, Stewy, and Vman. Their styles are all quite different and emphatically sexy in their own rights, but their subject matter is similar and right up my alley. Slow shrinking, mini-gts, humiliation, femdom that increases in intensity as the story progresses, real-world scenarios. All three of them are super imaginative, skilled authors who have a special way with words. It’s not as easy to “make it sexy” as these three make it seem, haha. I also enjoy the writing of horuvex very much.
As far as digital artists go, there’s a very long list: Bmtbguy produces marvelous mini-gts works of female growth…Cheap Tricks is really quite stunning. There’s no one better than Openhighhat — the skill and narration that goes into his femdom-based shrinking stories is breathtaking. Labean does vore better than anyone I’ve ever encountered; he’s created some of the sexiest stories you’ll find anywhere. AlexGTSArtist is right up there with them — a classic content creator and one of the pillars of the community. FaTerGD is incredibly talented and imaginative; Spawngts as well; so are GTSX3D and Hoven4! KryptonLives might be my personal favorite of all of these, though. There’s something about the dirty crispness of his renders, and the situations he creates, that gets me going more than anyone else. I feel like we share some kind of secret knowledge between ourselves, lol. We’ve been in contact recently; hopefully we’ll be collaborating sometime in the near future ❤
#6) How would you describe your own stories?
My stories are what I would humorously call “erotica” around my parents’ friends, and “good old fashioned porn” in the circles I run in. They are intended to arouse sexual desire in anyone reading, but most specifically, in people who are turned on by the idea of being bigger or smaller than the object of sexual desire. My stories explore the power dynamics behind size difference. Sometimes the difference is very small, only a couple inches or a few pounds. But more often than not, the difference between the smaller person and the larger person is extreme enough for the smaller person to feel at the mercy of the larger person, and for the larger person to recognize the potential for domination. All kinds of things result: rape, vore, and mental breakdowns are some of the most common. Of course, I’m not a proponent of any of these things happening in real life, and that’s why I’m so enthusiastic about creating fiction that deals with these urges. It’s infinitely better to speak the urge than to deny it a voice; bad things happen when human sexuality is repressed. Some people will say ‘Oh that violent content is going to encourage others to behave that way in real life.’ I think that’s utter nonsense — people who create fiction in any medium, whether it be in literature, cinema, in video games, or on the stage, are not responsible for the potential irrational behavior of their audience. Simple as that. What’s more, I think it’s not only important, but essential, for us to flush our kinks out as much as we can. The more we engage with our rich array of sexualities, the more we discover that it’s all about power. And that’s what I think macro/microphilia boils down to: the power dynamics between dominants and submissives. It’s a facet of BDSM. In fact, I think that BDSM is at the center of all human sexuality, even that of supposedly “vanilla” people. It’s my ambition to soon write a book-length nonfiction psychological exploration of BDSM, focusing on macro/microphilia as the launching point for a larger discussion about the role of power dynamics in all varieties of “kink” and fetish human behavior.
#7) What are the future plans for your Patreon effort?
I have a stated goal right now of $1,500 a month in pledges — this amount will enable me to quit my restaurant job (even though I really do enjoy it!) and devote my time to writing erotica full time. Currently, I’m about 1/6th of the way there, and I only started my Patreon two months ago — the outpouring of support has been quite generous and humbling. Right now, I would definitely say that most of my stories are giantess-based, but I’m definitely open to writing erotica in other genres. In fact, I’m currently working on a couple of commissions that don’t really deal too much with size fetishes. But I know who I am — I’ll always be a size-fetishist, first and foremost, and I’ll always give priority to writing those kinds of stories. I’ve been this way since I was at least 6 years old, and I’m pretty sure I’m stuck for life…and I couldn’t be happier about it ❤
Thank you so much Joyce for this interview!
For an example of her writing, check out chapters 1 and 2 of The Training of Jeff Stintum. Many more chapters can be found at the Giantess City and Process Forums. If you enjoy them, please consider supporting Joyce on Patreon. Supporters get early access to ongoing works in addition to Patreon-only stories, plus they get the opportunity to influence future projects. Lastly, you can buy her stories on Amazon and check out her pages on Facebook and Twitter.
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