“Lean on me when you’re not strong. And I’ll be your friend I’ll help you carry on… For it won’t be long Till I’m gonna need somebody to lean on” That sentiment was taken from “Lean on Me,” a song performed and written by Bill Withers. Unfortunately, Mr. Withers passed in March of 2020, but his hopeful message still inspires me.
Good morning everyone,
It’s the beginning of 2021 and the third year of the Reiwa (令和) era. (NOTE: The Reiwa era began in May 2019 when the Japanese Emperor abdicated and his eldest son assumed the title.)
Being the beginning of a new year, this is an appropriate time to look back at 2020 and then to dream about what’s next. (Click here to read my hopes for 2020, when I was but a naive lad blissfully unaware of the scourge called “COVID-19.”)
To begin with, I’ll briefly address some of the statements made in that 2020 post.
First off, I predicted that 2020 would receive a new release from ZZZ. In that I was correct! “Super Sizeo Sisters” was released in June 2020. Was it what I wanted? No, not really. It was shorter than the vast majority of previous releases, but cost more. Furthermore, it was a new story which I fear will wind up like “College Grown / Farm Grown / Everything Grown,” “Growth Formula,” and “I Need More” in the status of perpetually unfinished. A quick glance at ZZZ’s DeviantArt shows that other fans also want to see what’s next in the established storylines.
You can read my review of Super Sizeo Sisters here. Of note, ZZZ actually released two new comics, “More For You” and Super Sizeo Sisters, during the past year. However, as of this writing, Size Change Central has not been updated since September 2019. Super Sizeo Sisters has http://www.sizechangecentral.com/ printed on the cover and every other page has that URL on the bottom. Yet, Super Sizeo Sisters is not listed there even though six months have passed since it was released.
On the plus side, it was recently stated that “Vitamin Z” will receive a new installment, a third issue! My hope is that ZZZ will continue to publish comics and wrap up the many open stories that have been abandoned.
Second, I had hoped for a new level of production quality in macrophilia videos. I don’t feel like significant progress has been made on this front. Clearly, the lockdowns caused by COVID-19 negatively impacted production efforts. Additionally, there will always be a push to improve quality; so, this was not a goal which could be decisively reached and then declared “complete.”
However, I do want to highlight a few positive developments. One being my discovery of the destructible sets made by Giantess Media World. Check out the January 2020 review of Giantess Media World’s “Amy and Zoe (1/12) – Angry Amy Chasing Cheating Jack” to learn more. On a related note, I reached out to Giantess Media World for an interview and may get a reply soon. However, their YouTube channel was removed and their main web site has not been updated in awhile.
Another positive development is the proliferation of studios producing size content. Studios such as BattleBeauties and Destruction Damsels joined older operations like Chibichan’s Canadian Giantess and Gary Pranzo’s Media Impact LLC. (NOTE: BattleBeauties and Destruction Damsels have been making clips for a few years now, but they recently began to focus more on size themes.)
I’m still waiting for a size-fetish movie with a million-dollar budget to rival 2005’s adult film “Pirates,” produced by Adam & Eve and Digital Playground. That day may never come, but I remain stubbornly optimistic.
Third was a push for fans to pay for size-fetish media. This goal was unintentionally assisted when PornHub declared in December that they would only allow properly identified (verified) users to upload content. That was in response to a New York Times opinion piece, “The Children of Pornhub,” posted on December 4th which alleged that the Canadian company profited off “… child rapes, revenge pornography, spy cam videos of women showering, racist and misogynist content, and footage of women being asphyxiated in plastic bags.”
Obviously, I stringently oppose such misdeeds. However, I’m concerned that knee-jerk reactions, such as MasterCard and Visa’s subsequent move to withdraw support for Pornhub, will hurt legitimate sex workers more than it will help victims.
On the positive side, a recent search did not return the usual smörgåsbord of pirated content. That’s a good thing. However, based on the following, it does not appear that PornHub is completely free of pirates:
It’s possible that “BCScomics” has permission to post Aliessa’s “Magnification Mishap” Chapter 1 on PornHub, but unlikely.
So, the fight against piracy continues.
Fourth, was a desire for more complex size-fetish stories. Typically, companies like BotComics (owner of Giantess Club and other sites), DreamTales, Interweb Comics (owner of Giantess Fan and other sites), Process Productions, etc. publish comics in which a character discovers an unexplained MacGuffin that makes them grow or shrink and the characters are promptly discarded after a few chapters. That doesn’t offend or strike me as wrong per se, but it does feel tired and played out.
What I would like are ongoing series in which readers could follow the same characters for years. Just as Marvel and DC Comics continuously publish mainstay heroes such as Captain America and Superman, size-fetish producers could continuously publish comics centered on recurring characters.
There is some of that, such as in bmtbguy’s long-running “Cheap Tricks” and “Domina’s Valley” series, but we could use more. In order to put my money where my mouth is, I intend to continue my own size-changing universe centered on Dr. Hehant! Check out my stories page for more on the Hehant Saga.
Fifth, and most importantly, was a push for size-fetish fans to abandon feelings of shame over their interest. This was another abstract goal which may never truly be complete, but I am heartened to see recent tweets like the following from Inflate123:
Much remains to be done to remove the stigma surrounding size-fetish. Furthermore, let’s endeavor to support all sex workers. Sex work is real work! For more on that topic, check out “Sex Work is Real Work, and it’s Time to Treat it That Way” by LaLa B Holston-Zannell of the ACLU.
Next, I’d like to highlight somethings I want to see this year. It goes without saying, but an end to the current pandemic must be found. If vaccines are made available to the general public, and widely used, then we can put this unpleasant chapter behind us.
On a less weighty note, I expect that Jeff Leroy’s “Giantess Attack vs Mecha Fembot,” a sequel to the live-action “Giantess Attack,” will see the light of day in a few months. You can read my review of “Giantess Attack” here. Just ignore the bit where I claimed that the sequel was going to be released in 2019 😐 (NOTE: In my defense, IMDB claimed a release date of December 15th, 2019. However, that was just a one-time private premiere. Since then additional footage was added, but the film has not yet been publicly released.)
A long thread at Giantess City discusses this sequel, but it degenerates into petty squabbling between forum users at some points.
In other live-action news, Nightveil Media plans to release two giantess films entitled “Colossa” and “Revenge of Garganta.” (Click here to read my review of Nightveil Media’s “Ghost of Garganta Part Two: Garganta Got Milk.”) I don’t know if Colossa and Revenge of Garganta will be released in 2021, but perhaps 😉
In the world of CGI comics, bmtbguy intends to continue Cheap Tricks and release chapter 39, a.k.a. Chapter 1 of Season 4. Cheap Tricks was on hiatus in 2020, but we should see Season 4 this year. I would also not be surprised to see Chapter 17 of the long-running “Jessica & Michael” series by Alex GTS. I also eagerly anticipate new works produced by other prolific CGI creators such as butre3004, Dinner-Kun, DragoonGTS, EndlessRain0110, gsfcreator, openhighhat, Redfired0g, SorenZero, etc.
Looking back at historical media, there is a tidbit of a bygone era that I’d love to find. It’s an old showing of “Elvira’s Movie Macabre” in which the beautiful TV horror host briefly became a giantess. This took place during Episode 5, featuring “Village of the Giants,” of Season 4. This Elvira episode originally aired in November 1984, and the only copy I can find is in a ridiculously low resolution. To the best of my knowledge, the episode is not available on Blu-Ray, DVD, or online. Of course, the budget for the special effects (SFX) was minuscule and by no means was it a masterpiece. However, I’m a huge fan and would love a better copy of Elvira’s only stint as a giantess 🙂
Lastly, I would like to interview some of the size community leaders from the 1980s and 1990s. Specifically, people like Anthony Cotto, operator of Acotto’s FTP site, or Ed Lundt, the creator of E.L. Publications. I’d be much obliged if anyone could provide contact information.
That’s it for today’s post. Now I turn the question around, what are your hopes for this year?
Next week will begin with a look at “A ‘Growing’ Education” by Destruction Damsels. Until then folks, keep growing!
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5 thoughts on “A Recap of 2020 and My Hopes for 2021”
Here are my hopes for 2021:
1) For this blog to continue to be the go-to resource for intelligent discussion within the size change community. And for its creator to enjoy a prosperous 2021.
1A) To continue to discover new artists and art via this blog.
2) A conclusion to many unfinished comics.
3) An increased focus on storytelling in comics I’d love for GiantessFan or GiantessClub or whomever, really, to create long-form, character driven, and conflict based material. Something readers can become invested in from a variety of perspectives.
4) Has anyone seen “Diane’s Bizarre Adventure Part 2” by AZMaybe 9 (it’s on YouTube). It’s brilliantly animated and scored musically. It hits everything all giantess fans love. And it has a story beyond “girl gets big”. Looking forward to more from AZMaybe 9 and an increase in overall quality.
4) This is hope beyond hope but I’d love for an announcement of a remake of “Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman”. A definitive version using the modern techniques of today. When the live action “Transformers” came out, it was astonishing to see how real the robots looked, moved, behaved, and interacted with their surroundings. Would love to see the same for AOT50FW.
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Thank you so much for the kind words Eom. I hope you also have a rewarding 2021. This blog will continue to search for new artists and innovative media. Based on your recommendation, AZMaybe 9’s works will be discussed in an upcoming post. Lastly, a remake of AOT50FW is always welcome. The special effects in the original were rough even for the late 1950s. For comparison’s sake, the special effects in 1954’s “Them!” (giant ants) were much more believable. HBO’s AOT50FW remake wasn’t bad, but it’s been nearly 30 years since then and thus high time for another go!
I’m working on new stuff, it’s going slow, but there will be stuff in 2021…eventually… 😉
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I look forward to seeing your new stuff!