Good morning everyone,
Welcome back to There She Grows! This review will examine “The Neverending Woman” by Papayoya. Blog readers should recognize this lengthy, 276 PDF pages, written story as one of the Top 10 Size-Themed Creations of 2022! So, you know, it is perhaps not a spoiler that The Neverending Woman is recommended.
(NOTE: Special thanks to Eom for bringing this lengthy story to my attention! I support Eom’s sentiment, expressed in a December 16th blog comment, and I also ask for an illustrated version.)
CONTENT WARNING: The Neverending Woman includes scenes which many readers may find unpleasant. It has sequences portraying anti-religious sentiment, body mutilation, and murder. Reader discretion is advised.
This is a dark tale, released in mid-October 2022, focused on a 25-year old, misanthropic female scientist named Dr. Rachel Reed. The idea of a “super-soldier formula” which produces unexpected results was unoriginal, but the lengthy exploration of that concept was innovative. For earlier examples of super-soldiers in fiction, Marvel Comics’ Captain America springs to mind as the first. Marvel Comics returned to that idea many times in the origins of characters such as the Ultimate’s version of the Hulk, and even the Man-Thing (that surprised me!) DC comics did the same with its villainous meta-human super-soldier Deathstroke. Furthermore, writers on the Giantess City forums have used super-soldier serums as the catalysts for growth. For example, Kokoji8’s “The biggest bitch in cell block B” and theunknownstranger’s “Big Girl.” That’s not to say super-soldiers are off-limits, but rather that it’s important to bring something new to the table. Luckily, The Neverending Woman did just that.
As noted earlier, Dr. Reed was misanthropic, hating everyone who wasn’t her. Although, to be fair, she did have a legitimate reason to loath at least one person. Her supervisor Curtis blackmailed her into having sex. So, he deserved what he got. The numerous others, not so much. Dr. Reed’s extreme dislike of anyone who wasn’t her was demonstrated in the following public declaration:
“If you are around me, you need to accept that your life depends on my whim. Follow any orders or instructions I might give you, and your chances will improve. Disobey me or, even worse, challenge me, and I’ll turn you into a stain.”
To reiterate, this is a dark tale. Fans of gentle giants should avoid it. In addition to crushing, smashing, and swallowing people in general, she also specifically targets the Roman Catholic Church.
In contrast to many, if not most, evil giantess stories there was give and take. There was real conflict and the end result was not a foregone conclusion. That drama and tension made The Neverending Woman stand apart from its peers and earned its spot on the Top 10.
From the beginning, there were challenges. For instance, Rachel enacted a complicated and daring scheme, which involves chopping a man’s thumb off, and at first the plan proceeds without a hitch. However, a complication occurred and Rachel was forced to accelerate her plan. Thus, she downed a concentrated dose of RGX-113 (the aforementioned super-soldier formula) and the action kicked into high speed. Rachel believes that RGX-113 will improve her reflexes, and make her more resilient and stronger. However, it immediately makes her grow larger! Perhaps Rachel is not as smart she thought since she wasn’t intelligent enough to predict what the results would be. Regardless, the plot got moving!
Additionally, there were other points in the story in which Rachel had to overcome significant problems, such as the following:
That was great! Other examples from this genre allow giants to steamroll over opposition with barely a whiff of resistance.
Regarding potential improvements, the following are a few suggestions. Arguably, the most important would be to give the readers one or more likeable characters to follow. The likable characters wouldn’t necessarily have to win in the end, but should, in my opinion, be present. Counter-argument could be that in the genre of evil giants, the point is that the protagonists are not likeable. For example, a soldier examining the giant woman thinks “Rachel Reed was the size of a skyscraper and was not only happy but eager to use that advantage to cause as much suffering as she was capable of.”
In contrast to Rachel, most popular fictional characters are arguably likeable. They are not described as eager to cause as much suffering as possible. I’m not going to address why needlessly causing mass suffering would make a character unlikable, because the reason feels obvious. It seems straightforward to claim that if Captain America was to walk down a small town road kicking dogs, pushing old ladies into the road, and stealing candy from babies then he would become unlikable. Of course, Captain America is a hero so such anti-social behavior would be unexpected. However, while it would be expected for Red Skull (Captain America’s evil counterpart) to do dastardly deeds, it would not make him likeable.
Obviously, in American-made horror films there are popular villains such as Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, the Hell Priest (a.k.a. “Pinhead” from the Hellraiser series), etc. who cause a lot of pain and suffering. However, those bad guys typically battle good guys who more often than not win in the end. Freddy is sent back to Hell, Jason is seemingly killed, and Pinhead is banished to his own dimension. I can’t think of any major horror flick which defy that trend. Please comment below if you can think of any.
It’s important to be clear that the addition of a likable character is merely a suggestion. Obviously, creators can make whatever characters they want. Furthermore, to borrow a common phrase, I don’t want to yuck someone’s yum. If the absence of likable characters is a prerequisite for evil giant stories then so be it.
Other than that, all I can suggest are correcting some small typographical errors. There’s an extra blank line breaking up a sentence, a soldier’s name was not capitalized, etc. All tiny faults to be certain.
Overall, the pluses far outweighed the minuses. The Neverending Woman is strongly recommended. It can be purchased for $9.99 at the following link: https://papayoya.gumroad.com/l/cgrss or read for free at DeviantArt at this link: https://www.deviantart.com/papayoya/gallery/85008875/the-neverending-woman New chapters are released on a weekly basis, and currently Chapter 8 is the most recent release.
That’s it for now folks. Next week’s review was requested and will feature female muscle growth (FMG). Until then, keep growing!
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