Good morning everyone,
The steadfastly evil Solomon E has retreated back to the Ghost Head Nebula. Reviews will once more be written by me, SolomonG. Proper etiquette, good manners, decorum, and a keen appreciation for the finer things in life, like maple-frosted doughnuts, has returned to There She Grows. So, without further ado, let’s get to the subject of this post!
Today’s topic was requested by Paul Berry on September 30th in the comments section of the “The Growth Chronicles” review. Paul asked if I had reviewed “Size Matters The Thrust Diaries – Case 3” by Sasha Twyst, a short story featuring a size-shifting Latina. I had not, but the premise certainly sounded appealing and worthy of analysis. However, before discussing this work of erotic fiction, let’s learn a little about its author. Sasha’s biography on Amazon is as follows:
Size Matters The Thrust Diaries – Case 3 is merely one story in a larger series. Fifteen stories within the Thrust Diaries universe were released on Amazon.com between February 22nd, 2014, and March 1st, 2015. The series follows the adventures of Thrust, a crime-fighting, super-strong superhero.
This case details a hand-to-hand combat training session and subsequent love-making tryst between Thrust and a size-changing heroine called Minmax. As one might expect with such a name, she can grow and shrink. Accordingly, Minmax goes from five inches to over twelve feet in height. However, the overwhelming majority of time she concentrates on shrinking. Thus, this is primarily a shrinking woman (SW) tale, as opposed to a giantess one. There’s not much plot beyond that. Basically, this entire tale is Thrust having sex with a lady who can alter her size.
Along the way, there were a few too many popular culture references. For example, lingerie store “Frederick’s of Hollywood” and outdoor equipment outlet “L.L. Bean” were mentioned. Personally, I’ve seen both stores before and therefore was familiar with their offerings. However, for people who are not familiar, then the following sentence may have less relevance: “Of the superheroines I’d met so far, her fighting gear was the most practical; less Fredrick’s of Hollywood and more L.L. Bean.” Additionally, Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream was discussed.
All of those brands may be well-known to American readers, but that’s not necessarily true everywhere. For example, Ben & Jerry’s only has a tiny presence in Japan, current home to yours truly. Additionally, name-dropping dates a story. Such references can quickly become less relevant in the near future, even in America. That dated phenomenon has already happened in this story. Frederick’s of Hollywood closed its physical stores in 2015 and switched to online sales. Predicting the future is notoriously difficult, but I for one will not be surprised if Frederick’s of Hollywood goes completely defunct in the not-too distant future. Lastly, such pop culture references can be perceived as lazy. An author could give detailed descriptions of a buff dude or skip the effort and just say “He looked like Arnold Schwarzenegger.“
Even though I just argued against name-dropping popular brands and celebrities, I also want to advocate for their use. There is value in artists commenting upon and criticizing celebrities, big companies, and famous corporations. Such entities impact society as a whole and thus should be subject to oversight and scrutiny. It is unfortunate when the fear of litigation prevents independent creators from parodying well-known properties. Bottom line, the point is not that pop culture references should never be made, but rather that care should be taken when doing so.
Lastly, there were a few minor typos. There was a misspelled word, “Suddnely.” The word “clock” also appeared in a sentence which surely should have had the word “cock” instead. As written, it reads: “… until she slipped off of my clock …” (SIDE NOTE: Unless clock is cutting-edge slang, too avant-garde for wizened old Solo? I’ll ask Mrs. Solo to polish my clock and see what happens 😉 )
However, this was a fun bit of fantastical erotica, and none of those aforementioned issues were significant. This was a quick little read about two superheroes sparring in a training session and then having hot and dirty size-shifting sex. Overall, Size Matters The Thrust Diaries – Case 3 is recommended for SW fans. Fans can purchase it for $2.99 by clicking here.
That’s it for today folks. The next review will discuss “Big Blue” by Mase Corgan. Until then, keep growing!
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3 thoughts on “Requested Review: Size Matters The Thrust Diaries – Case 3”
Thank you for your kind indulgence. The Thrust Diaries play out like a Young Adult Urban Fantasy serialized novel.
I had High Hopes that Minmax would be a Big part of future episodes. As it stands, she was a distaff version of Atom Smasher. Size changing & Density control which meant no damage to her nor any plot suspense would ever occur. A stereotypical temper was her only drawback.
She’s mentioned a few times in later stories & has miniscule cameos in “Spent”, Thrust Again & the final story. She grows to 30 feet tall & lets her speedster BF perform a Very Brief Human Hitachi wand interlude. In the final story, she grows to Maximum height & then just looks menacing.
Excellent erotica, I just wish there had been more lore/worldbuilding/ background character depth to the proceedings.
I’m currently brainstorming on a super hero series where a Healer/Caster craves more from life than just being a backline support healbot. I want to include giantess/SW/muscle growth in all stories not just check boxes.
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I’d love to read your super hero series someday.
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