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In Which The Author TG Kadee dost reveal the discovery of forgotten lore.
I am very excited to share with you all that I have, indeed, discovered a long forgotten manuscript which relates of the time King Arthur found himself transformed into a maiden faire, and did set forth a quest along with his trusty friend, Sir Lancelot, to tame a unicorn and regain his lost manhood. Further, it relates how the nefarious Mordred and his mother, the diabolical Morgana LeFey, did scheme to use trap Arthur in female form, and steal his crown.
The story takes place firmly within the tradition of courtly romance. There is passion, intrigue, honor and nobility. Arthur finds himself in numerous entanglements and intrigues, adventures and plots. He is determined to be yet a man no matter what shape his body takes, but what to when he might better reach his goals with a pretty smile than an iron fist?
I will begin releasing the story in chapters starting April 5th! http://www.patreon.com/tgkadee
Check out my new book! Carrolwood. So, what makes this story different from the others I’ve written? A few things. First, I explore the relationships of my main characters, Carl and Sunni, with their parents. We see how their gender swaps change the family dynamic. Second, and this is rare for me, it includes both a MTF and FTM swap. So, I set out to create something fresh and different.
It’s a rivals to lovers style tale with a gender bender angle and a narrator who’s a lot of fun. Free sample!
I am in the full Halloween spirit, good people, and since I have run out of spooky gender bender material to share from the world of mainstream media, I thought I woulds share some info about my Halloween offerings on Patreon!
First, there are Halloween stories! I love writing old school gender swap Halloween stories like the ones I used to read waaaaay back on the early days of Fictionmania, and both stories have that throwback vibe. Lady Maker is about a vengeful spirit that turns men into women, while The Masquerade takes the old “cross-dress for Halloween” in a slightly new direction. There will be two more spooky Halloween tales before the night itself!
Meanwhile, in the slightly weird and wonderful category, I am making Halloween GIFS where classic horror characters such as Freddie Krueger, Jason and Chuckie find themselves turned into females. I will continue to do those and other Halloween morphs through the end of the month as well.
Why not pop by? It’s a fun and funky place!
Hey, folks. Just a little update on what I have been up to lately, and that would be writing. Lots of writing! First, I am finishing my nearly 60,000 word gender swap novel, Carrolwood. The final chapter will appear on my Patreon October 12th.
I also have completed and lined up two new works. The next in line will be a 20,000+ word novella called Girls’ Weekend. In this story, a guy talks his female friends into letting him come to Miami Beach with them for a girls’ weekend. What he doesn’t know is that they plan to keep it an all girls’ weekend!
Then, my patrons will enjoy a super fun 10,000 word short story in which an arrogant and entitled male slowly transforms into a dorky nerd girl. It’s a really fun little story I think people will really love.
In the meantime, this being Halloween Month, I am also posting fun Halloween themed GIFs and short videos along with some gender swap spooky short stories! It’s a busy and fun time! Hope everyone is well!
Hey, folks! I am officially back! I had thought to unplug and take a break until the end of September, but my eyes have healed, my brain has cleared and I am back to my writing, creating, fun having self. Eyes, you ask?
Well, it turns out if you 1) spend a huge amount of time on the computer and 2) spend a lot of that time with your nose practically pressed to the screen, your eyes break. What happened to me is that I started to see jagged lines cutting across everything I looked at, kind of as if I were looking at the world through a broken cellphone screen. Sometimes, there would be swirling lines all around the edges of my vision.
This was a little weird and scary. It also made it so I couldn’t safely drive anywhere, as I could never be sure when I would suddenly see all these crazy jagged lines breaking up everything I looked at. So, it was time to rest my eyes. But, after a few days, they seem fine, and I feel fine, and so back at it!
I do plan on better habits now as I return to my creative efforts. I am going to make sure to look away from the screen for at least 20 seconds every twenty minutes, sit back from the screen and make sure the room is lit. I will also wear my glasses! Hopefully, my eyes won’t break again if I am more careful.
The Patreon is back as well, with a new video there right now, and a new installment of Carrolwood coming Monday along with a new GIF. Join me! Please! It’s gonna be fun, and you will get exclusive first looks at all my creative efforts! Plus, I will tell you how awesome you are. Actually, I will tell you that anyway.
You are awesome!
Old school comic book fans may well remember the names Frank Miller and Bill Sienkewietz, both of whom were huge back in the 1980s and 1990s. Miller is doing shows for Netflix these days, while Sienkewittz remains an active and progressive artist.
The gender bender aspects of Love and War did not involve a full on body swap. However, there is a sequence where a male character is feeling everything being experienced by a female character, including when she decided to have sex at one point.
I am being intentionally vague as to not give away too much, but it is a pretty fun and interesting scene. If you are not familiar with Sinkewietz work– look at the over. The inside art is the same, so this is not your usual comic book experience.
So, there is some fun gender bender material in there, and it’s also a great read and visually stunning. You can find it on Amazon Kindle.
Asbury Park, New Jersey
Today, I’m gonna share on where I get my ideas. I’ve written hundreds of gender swap short stories, novels, novellas and now scripts over the years. While they share a common element– someone gets gender swapped– they also are all different and unique in their own ways. Mostly, that does not result from a kind of logical process, but from an imaginative experience.
One of the greatest idea generating activities in my life involves walking. Aside from getting story ideas, I just like to walk. It’s healthy, and for me it’s a form of meditation. When I walk regularly, I just feel better physically, mentally and spiritually.
And, I get ideas. In the case of my current novel, Carrolwood, for example, the voice of the narrator came to me as I walked around my neighborhood after dinner one sweaty summer night. I sort of met this character, and I thought the voice was funny, and I began to think about what kind of story I could tell with that voice. The characters and setting all then just kind of emerged from my subconscious.
Another time I was walking around the beach down at Asbury Park, NJ, where the evil, 19th century clown Tillie still serves as town mascot, and I just started to think about what if Tillie were an evil spirit haunting the town? As I walked around, I took pictures of different locations, and the story ended up being built around that walk.
In addition to getting ideas for stories, I sometimes walk to inspiration while in the middle of a story. Sometimes when I am writing I get in a jam and can’t figure out what the character would or should do, I take a long walk, and the answer a lot of times just comes to me. Sometimes I see the scene in my head, and at those times I am very much inclined to believe in the idea of a muse that is feeding me ideas. It really does feel to me sometimes like I am seeing the story happen and just writing it down rather than “coming up with it.”
There are other ways ideas come to me. Sometimes I create a cover and then write a story to match. I have been inspired sometimes by other authors. For example, I once decided to write a TG story in the style of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Likewise, Forever Mine started out as “forced femme version of YOU (the book and Netflix series). There must be others I can’t think of right now– Oh, yeah– It Girl! What? Just started out as “TG Anime.”
But, I would say, without walking, I think I would write a lot less. There’s just something about walking along a shady, tree-lined path that allows my mind to open itself up and accept the gifts of inspiration!
So, I thought I might share some thoughts on magic in The Shattered Isles. Let’s start with what we already know about magic in this world: it is a learnable skill. We have seen this with Pattenia and Denalia training at the girl’s school, learning to cast spells or use magic to create potions. We have seen Serren spending hours reading tomes, learning the secrets of spell work. So, it is not just a gift from the gods, but a matter of technique and practice.
Why would this be the case? Two reasons. First, the training develops the part of the brain that controls magic. Most people are born with a very small part of their brain dedicated to magic. Even without development, people experience their magic instinct in the form of intuition, instinct and even, sometimes, what seems like luck. For example, if someone gets a strange feeling, then turns to realize someone has been watching them, that is their magic ability alerting them to their observer. Sometimes, when in danger, people will report that time seemed to slow down. Once more, this is an instinctive activation of their magic skills.
Without training, the inherent magic ability in all people never rises beyond this level of unaware manifestation.
However, with practice, most people can develop their magic instinct becoming capable of manipulating magic and using it to change reality itself. Remember that we now know that everything is made of energy. Energy can become matter, and matter energy. Magic users learn to manipulate the energy of their universe to their own ends.
So, one part of the training develops the brain and the magic ability. In addition, magic users learn to use and channel energy to and through their brains much more efficiently than most people. Although the brain takes up only 2% of the body’s mass, it eats up 20% of our daily energy needs– about 320 calories. Cognitive tasks cause the brain to eat more energy, and none more than magic. So, spell casters have to become very “fit”– the equivalent of long distance runners, with tremendous mental endurance.
The spells, symbols and secrets learned all serve to help a witch or wizard focus and bend reality to their will. They can also serve to protect them from others who would seek to use their magic against them. So, in addition to developing their brains, spell users learn certain chants and spells that have been developed over the years to help the caster bring about a specific result. The spell the hekatin used to transform Serren into a girl is an example of such a spell. Transforming someone’s sex is very complicated and difficult to manage, so the spell helps make that transformation happen without some sort of error or mistake. Even the faith necessary to believe such a transformation is possible must be learned and bolstered, and the spells help with that sense of faith as well.
Much of magic remains a mystery, even to the users. Were you to ask Actonia how she turned a buck into a doe, she would have to admit that she really doesn’t know. She only knows that when she casts the spell, the change happens. Magic defies logic, rationality, reason– which is one reason the Priests of Maxis look upon it with suspicion. The hekatin, however, celebrate creativity, emotion and the irrational, and they are quite comfortable with the notion of change, and that nothing we see might be what it appears.
Magic versus Miracles
So far, I have been writing only about the magic worked my the men and women of the Isles. There is a second kind of supernatural power in the world, however, and that is the work of the Gods and their agents. When the power comes from a deity, that power is in the realm of a miracle, meaning it is worked and granted by a divinity. Mortals have no control over miracles; they are granted according to the will of the Gods. Sometimes, a mortal of particular merit may be granted the ability to request certain miracles such as healing or protection, but this is always a power coming from outside the person as a gift. The power does not come from them, and this is not a skill that can be learned.