Shrink Fan’s “Shrink-O-Vision”

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Shrink Fan’s “Shrink-O-Vision” was drawn by Enroc Studio, written by Mercurius, and published on June 1, 2018. This was edited by Cezar Nix and had a layout by Kevin Cruz. Enroc Studio also drew “Dream a Little Dream.” Additionally, Mercurius also wrote “Better Night,” “Down the Drain,” and “Who’s The Boss?” for the site.

This one-shot consists of twenty color pages, including the front and back covers and two preview pages from other comics.

The story takes place on Halloween Night and features a couple, Alicia and Tony, watching “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” on Video Home System (VHS) tape cassette using what appears to be a cathode-ray tube (CRT) television (TV). Lightning strikes the building, cutting the power and initiating the MacGuffin. Tony quickly accepts Alicia’s diminutive stature and engages in sexy size play. Given that this narrative is short, I won’t describe it any further.

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Alicia’s outfit was rather alluring ❤  Side note: I zoomed in on the computer monitor, at top left, to determine where its background image was taken from, but was unsuccessful. Does anyone else recognize it?

One thing that I assume is a given, but new readers may not expect, is the rapid, and arguably unrealistic, acceptance of incredible circumstances. What I mean is that characters in size-fetish tales easily adapt to new situations, such as themselves or others growing or shrinking to inhuman dimensions. They are involved in fantastic scenarios and are comfortable enough to engage in intimate relations moments after finding themselves in those scenarios.

These violate the laws of physics as modern science understands them. For example, most stories do not bother to explain where growers get their additional mass. (Exceptions include Giantess Fan’s “Assimilated” in which a scientist gains mass by absorbing things, or vore in which characters eat extraordinary quantities to grow.) If ambient or external energy is converted into matter then it would require enormous quantities of energy to form usable amounts of matter.

The same holds true for shrinkers, most often it is never explained where excess mass is sent. If that matter is converted to energy then it should result in massive amounts of energy. (On the scale of mass–energy equivalence as described by Albert Einstein’s formula E = mc2)

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Lightning + CRT TV = Shrinking

Conversely, American comic book publishers, such as Marvel and DC, give explanations for how their super villains and super heroes can alter their size and shape. (Note: I’m not saying that their explanations pass scientific muster, just that they made an attempt. Changing size is impossible, therefore it’s difficult to fault writers if they can’t provide justifications for the unachievable. A good attempt is all that can be expected.)

In 1989 Marvel Comics stated that a super villain could draw mass from “an apparently extra-dimensional source” and could lose mass by “sending it back to that source.” (That was the rationale given for Apocalypse’s powers, as described in “The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update ’89” Issue #1.) 

In 2018 DC Comics theorized that an alien super hero (the Martian Manhunter, J’onn J’onzz) “absorbs matter from his environment to change mass, shedding the material when he wants to decrease his size. Conversely, it could be that he is able to access a dimensional shift from which he can draw or discard additional matter.” (That was described in “DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman.”)

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I appreciated this image of a shrunken woman wearing a ring around her right shoulder and her chest. It portrays a woman physically surrounded by a symbol representing love.

My point is that most size-fetish comics don’t try to address how their subjects could change size. For example, an ultraviolet (UV) lamp causes growth in ZZZ’s “UV Me Bigger,”  with no explanation where the extra mass comes from. The same holds true for the pills used in Mamabliss’ “Bigger than Big,” and the tattoos in Alex GTS Artist’s “The Magical Ink.” Bottom line, it’s necessary to accept characters in fantastic situations, having sex with giant or tiny people moments after they transform.

Mainstream entertainment is full of tales in which impossible events take place. Star ships travel faster than the speed of light, zombies return to life after dying, and folks travel through time. Perhaps the unusual aspect of size-fetish is that it combines the impossible with the erotic.

Back to “Shrink-O-Vision,” I prefer people outgrowing their clothes, vice shrinking. Yet, I was entertained by this. I enjoyed the art and the narrative. Thus, this is recommended. You can find it here: https://www.shrinkfan.com/comics/Shrink-O-Vision/c=104/

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