Olo has been a fitful writer of size-fantasy fiction since 2013. He has participated in several SizeRiot contests beginning with GentleApril17. His GentleApril19 submission, “Houses in Motion,” was in a three-way tie for “Which story’s character(s) would you most like to spend time with?” Previously active on Tumblr, Olo has migrated about 50 of his old posts over to his blog under the caption “Olo’s Greatest Tumblr Hits.” Of those, I particularly enjoyed “Free to Be Huge and Wee.” Additionally, I highlighted his blog post entitled “Toward A Size Aesthetic” in my Top 10 Size-Fetish Creations of 2019 list. Attendees at SizeCon20 can stop by Taedis’s booth and pick up a free copy of “the small print,” a compilation of several stories. Among them is “Glad You Came” written by Olo which is a tribute to those who made the first SizeCon possible.
#1) Can you tell the readers a little about yourself?
I’m probably older than the median age among size enthusiasts. When I first discovered other people into size fantasy on the internet, I was 27 years old and had already been married for three years. My formative years were spent regarding size fantasy as my personal interior world, not even a classifiable fetish, and I never expected to share it with anyone.
It took me a long time to overcome that instinctive furtiveness, and I refused to even do so much as make an account on any size forum until 2010 or so. Having cultivated the Misunderstood Loner identity for so much of my youth, I have tended to focus on how my vision of size fantasy differs from that of others, but in recent years I’ve tried to discover where I share desires with other people in the community, and to communicate those ideas through stories.
I’ve lived in the Seattle area for most of my life, and my career has been a series of unengaging office jobs that give me lots of time to imagine co-workers either shrinking me and having their way with me or shrinking themselves and entertaining me from my desktop or my grasp.
Other than that, I’m your basic fantasy/sci-fi fiction and gaming nerd, although I’ve only played a handful of games over and over, and I’m afraid I’ve never heard of your favorite anime. The two strongest influences on my vocabulary are J.R.R. Tolkien and Gary Gygax.
#2) How did you first become interested in size-fetish media?
I don’t believe either that I was “hard-wired” for an interest in size fantasy or that some early exposure to size media “imprinted” me with a fetish. I believe that my very early self had rather common fascinations and fears about navigating a world filled with creatures great and small who had all manner of affections and appetites, and children’s media provided a panoply of motifs to inspire and help express those fascinations and fears.
Fairy tales are filled with large creatures chasing, capturing, and devouring smaller creatures, notably often children. The gentle giant exceptions to this are cherished for their rarity. As my appreciation for human desires and dreads expanded, the giants and tinies of my imagination found new ways to interact. My size fantasies help me process and enjoy horror, comedy, erotica, drama, history, and ennui.
I am compelled to see people, scenarios, plots, and societies through the filter of size differential, but it’s just another way for the human mind to talk to itself. It is nothing less than a work of art, still in progress after over fifty years.
#3) Are any of your everyday acquaintances aware of your interest?
Just my wife, who learned of it through one of those inevitable browser history exposures. It’s not a part of our relationship.
#4) What are a few of your favorite size fantasies from other creators?
Having watched the scene for twenty-five years, it’s hard to do justice to early influences, abiding favorites, and recent impressions. I think everyone who was around in the 90s finds Scott Grildrig’s stories to have been pioneering, and he’s still going strong today. I’ve probably read “Kathy the Giantess Wife” scores of times. Andrew Nellis (aka Poison Pen) really brought home the horror potential in size fantasy. Back then, I had convinced myself that I was only aroused by gentle stories, and Chelgi was my go-to for that. Dreamwatch invested more in his characters than most authors, and I found that necessary in order to enjoy re-reading a story. Leo Fosse’s “The Resort” is long, involved, and extremely thoughtful about all the characters. That was the story that convinced me size fantasy could also be literature.
The current size fantasy story scene is, if anything, richer than the early days. We’ve seen everyone spill their longtime fantasies onto the forums, we’ve learned what turns us on and discovered some new things, and now we’re ready to build on top of that heritage, bringing in new voices and subtle ideas. It’s more than a community, it’s a culture.
It’s almost too much to keep up with. Seeing a new story by Grildrig, Taedis, Aborigen, Undersquid, Giantess Nyx, Elle Largesse, Njord, or RobClassact is always a call to make some time for a special treat. Aborigen’s Size Riot is a frequent exercise that is strengthening all of us, both as writers and as readers. I can attest that it has significantly improved both my faculty and my attitude toward writing. I remain profoundly grateful both for Aborigen’s diligent work and everyone else’s enthusiastic participation.
It’s insane how the quality and creativity of graphic and video arts in size fantasy have skyrocketed over the past two decades. In addition to the miraculous advances in 3D rendering, we now have real live models and actors who understand size fantasy and are willing to use their bodies to depict it. I just wish they could get paid what they deserve. Flagg3D, TheTibt, Vorifax, LFCfanGTS, GiantessLover45, and Hoven4 have all recently enchanted me with their fascinating imagery. Eskoz, TheWiking2000, and AshkiiWolf each blow me away every time they come out with a new 3D animation.
#5) How would you describe your stories?
Like all authors, I like to think my work has evolved and improved over the years. When I first started narrating size smut to myself, my chief scenario was a shrunken man who is imperiled by his size but finds safety, care, and intimacy with a normal-sized woman, but because at that time I didn’t think any woman would ever realistically want to be with a man she could hold in the palm of her hand, there had to be a super-plausible reason for such a relationship to proceed to that point.
My first story, “A Little Trouble in Big Sky,” was the culmination of years of telling myself how a size fantasy story should go, and at the time I didn’t think I would ever write another. Accordingly, there’s a bit of the kitchen-sink in there. The longest gestation for any of my stories, I’m still very fond of it and still get off to the big sex scene.
After that I got more experimental and tried my own variations on themes that had been visited before by size writers (shrunken spies and tiny superheroes). Then I had an epiphany about the role of consent in my size fantasies, and I admitted to myself that non-consensual elements were just as valid as the consensual elements. I wrote my longest story to date, “The Worms Turn,” exploring those feelings.
As I was exposed to a wider range of voices in size fantasy, most critically those of women, I began to appreciate how their tiny woman fantasies were fueled by many of the same visions, sensations, and emotions as my tiny man fantasies. And then all those M/f scenarios that had been with me from the beginning resurfaced and took their rightful place next to my other stories. When it finally came time for me to express how I would go about molesting tiny women, nothing was better preparation than the years I spent dreaming about being used as a sex toy by giant women.
My stories primarily smut, but sex isn’t just about bodies. It’s about people, and interesting people make for better smut. That’s the goal: people I make you care about having sex (with a fantastic size differential). Even if they don’t have sex, there’s predation and vulnerability that have echoes of sex. A lingering handheld can say so much.
#6) Do you have any upcoming projects that you would like to mention?
I suspect most creators hate this question. I certainly don’t want to jinx any of my irons in the fire, and I hate making promises I can’t keep.
I have one long story close to completion, and for the first time I’m going to avail myself of a beta reader. Not just proof-reading and continuity editing, I want to open myself up to someone with a different perspective and agenda and have them tell me where they think the story should go. It sounds scary, but it’s also a bit liberating and I’m excited to see what happens.
Thanks for doing this interview!
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