REGARDING ENTERPRISE: Was I the only one depressed to see that the female Klingon on the show last night never bared her arms? She was played by a woman named Michelle Bonilla--nearly as tall as Scott Bakula, who is himself about six feet in height. I would have preferred it if they'd gotten a bodybuilder to play the role, as has been done several times in the past.
Transvigor / Lingster's Big Mouth
The archive of a weblog for fans of busty, bodacious, powerful women in real life, movies, art and comics.
I DON'T WANT TO IMPOSE my unmitigated disgust for these self-styled "anti-globalization" vermin on people who have just come to the site to find a little bit of info on growing girls. So here's a great link--an article by Rod Dreher of the New York Post that does a better job than I ever could of describing the situation in New York today.
A REALLY GREAT MOMENT today. A girl in my office who would definitely fit as the "before" character in a growth story, i.e. 5'1", 95 pounds, really cute, was flexing just now in the lobby, while wearing her coat. I was walking by and made fun of her. She took mock umbrage and stripped off her coat and flexed--and there was a real biceps there! I mean, it was small, but it was round and solid (I took the liberty of pinching it). She declared that she'd started lifting recently. I asked her if she had outgrown the pink weights yet, and she said she was doing curls with a ten pound dumbell. My reaction to this declaration was skepticism, and she admitted that she could only do one rep with it. Still, I was really impressed, and she looked very sexy with her bumpy little arm.
LIMERICK OF THE DAY:
A doughy, young brainy Torontan
Hoped to lose fat she didn't want, an'
She took to the gym;
Now she's buff, strong and slim,
But still sneaks the occasional won-ton.
I WAS NOT ABLE to find a picture of the gigantically muscled Comrade X at the Wildstorm Comics site, but I did find a nice cheesecake shot of the delightfully busty Jonni Future!!!
MR. ANNAND STRIKES AGAIN: Imagine a surrealist depiction of muscle girls, check this message at DtV's Muscle Growth Board.
PROTESTERS in Seattle peacefully express their viewpoint in November 1999.
AGENT OOSOUL WRITES
- Well, I'll be sure to be thinking of you as the cops
are beating the crap out of me for exercising my right
to protest for what I believe in. I always thought
that the freedom to dissent or to follow the dictates
of your conscious were one of the better things about
being an American citizen, something that keeps us
different from, say the Taliban, who encouraged their
police to silence people disagreeing with them. Maybe
they even called them punks too, I dunno. You don't
have to worry about me coming into the city either,
I've lived here pretty much my entire life but thanks
for the concern. Wouldn't it be a funny coincidence
if the cops did ask for help and it was you hitting me
over the head with a club or shooting mace into my
eyes? HA HA HA...what a place to actually meet after
all this time in the female muscle growth clubs!
-- 00 Socialist Jackass
Well, 00Soul, I'd be sure to go easy on your socialist noggin, just for old times' sake. Still, I think I must have been asleep during civics class when it was explained that the First Amendment included the right to storm buildings, beat people up, smash storefronts, stop commercial activity and cause general mayhem, all things "dissenters" did during the Seattle riots. Look, if you want to crawl into the lotus position and sing kumbaya in Union Square or Washington Square or Thompkins Square, hey, have a ball. No problem. But if you want to follow the course of action advocated in that anti-Western tract Empire, and disrupt the elected and appointed representatives of the free peoples of the world from meeting to debate trade agreements, well, we're gonna give you the smackdown, Chicago '68 style. I am an American citizen, and I am damn proud of this country and what it's accomplished--no apologies, few regrets, and great hope for the future. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go set the VCR for Star Trek.
MISSED ONE! A new character called "Comrade X" makes an appearance in Tom Strong's Terrific Tales. She's big. Real big. She's as big and muscular as Tom Strong, though no explanation given for how she got that way.
NEW COMICS DAY
NEW COMICS DAY: Wonder Woman's looking busty and beefy on the cover of JLA, a new "Supergirl" premiers in DK2 #2, and the buxom and cute Jonni Future makes her second appearance in Tom Strong's Terrific Tales, drawn by Art Adams. Did I miss anything?
THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM comes to Manhattan this weekend, but the protesters are already here. Walking through Union Square this morning I was stunned to see many cops, all carrying basketball-sized bags that I presume contain riot helmets and gas masks. Not only do I hope the cops beat the crap out of these punks, I hope they ask for volunteers to help. The city's just getting back to normal, we don't need a bunch of socialist jackasses coming in and screwing it up again.
OLD STORIES seem to be very popular with the reading audience, so here's another old female muscle growth story, culled from Usenet archives, called "The Playground", from 1996. Authors commonly posted stories in chapters on Usenet, given size limitations, and one little bit is missing from the archives--let me know if you have it: Chapter 1, Chapter 2a and 2b (missing), and Chapter 3a and 3b.
LIMERICK OF THE DAY:
A flat-chested maiden from Danzig,
Wished for breasts...a little more zaftig.
What onlookers beheld:
Her blouse tore, bosom swelled!
From too small she grew much, much too big!
[SIGH] Halle Berry is beautiful even though she doesn't have the muscles she did ten years ago.
COMPLETLY OFF-TOPIC but deeply amusing: The Official Ninja Webpage. Found at AndrewSullivan.com. I can't tell if the creator is for real, or if it's a gag.
RULE #45: Fourth law of feminine grouping – No two women in a group may have the same hair color – unless that color is blonde.
RULE #35: Law of scientific anti-dexterity – Research scientists are the clumsiest and most forgetful people on earth.
THE BE LAWS OF PHYSICS: Rules of the game, recorded by Eliot Cayne a few years ago...hilarious. My favorite is rule 93: Third Law of stealth expansion – Large corporations often lace consumer products with BE catalysts. The population at large never notices.
LIMERICK OF THE DAY:
A skinny physiologist from Philly,
Had a skinny boyfriend name of Willy.
In a growth ray deluge,
Her muscles got HUGE!
So on dates, well, they look kinda silly.
DAVID ANNAND spotted this sketch of Thundra, from Marvel Comics, on eBay--five days to bid it up. The artist is Tony Perna. My recollection is that Thundra was pre-She-Hulk, but somewhat muscular. Didn't she fight the Thing at some point, and win? And wasn't she from a world of physically powerful women?
OLD TIME STRONGWOMEN, pictures and some biographical information on old-time strongwomen and female bodybuilders from the 70s and 80s. Lots of broken links, but enough working ones to make it worthwhile.
I JUST WATCHED The Big Kahuna with Kevin Spacey and Danny DeVito. Great movie but DAMN did it bring me down. I try not to think about all the horse-hockey I have to do to make a living, and then these guys go and make a movie that hits it right on the head. Ugh.
- I have to admit that I rarely equate breasts with power. I always thought it was a contradiction in terms for some FMG stories to go on about "muscle tits" or breasts that were "rock hard with muscle." To me, breasts like those sound more like pectoral muscles or bags of silicon than breasts. Large breasts do constitute power of a sort, but they are usually sources of indirect power, acting through the desire of the man rather than allowing the woman to impose her will directly on others.
But having said that, to the extent breast growth is achieved by the woman as part of her own wish fulfillment, it does represent power over her own body and power to impose her vision of herself on the world. See, for example, the breast growth scenes in my "Sharon" and my first Popeye story.
An interesting variation is the breast as the source of physical power. The Aurora Universe Supergirls created by Sharon Best store their super-energy in their breasts, which grow and shrink depending on the amount of energy in reserve. They get very large after a bath in the sun.
Then of course, there are the famous breast punching scenes, where the breasts themselves are the source of physical punishment. Examples in my first Popeye story and in Oh No 2, with Jedd and Johanna, when Johanna, having gained Superman's and Jedd's powers, pummels Jedd by swinging her breasts at him.
In any case, large, growing breasts are marvelous toys to play with, in person and in art.
I do find height growth a secondary consideration. The problem I find is that the more physical growth there is, and particularly the more growth takes the woman outside of normal human parameters, the less I feel that the subject of the story is a real woman. The Attack of the 50 Foot Woman to me is exciting while she grows, but once she has established herself as a giant, she's a mere monstrosity. Still, some growth in height doesn't hurt. See the first Esre scene in my extension of Lingster's marvelous Frog Prince, not to mention the growth scenes in The Good Witch. There's nothing better than a story in which a woman steals the height and muscle from a man.
I agree with the part about height. To my mind, when a woman gets above 6'4" or so, she ceases to be a realistic participant in the story--that is to say that I can not relate to her any longer because her scale begins to exceed my own by too much. What does an 8' woman look like? What's it like to speak to one or be physically confronted by one? I have no idea. And when you get to 10' or 25'--well, that's too far outside my frame of reference for me to be aroused or excited by it.
As far as breasts-as-objects-of-power are concerned, I think the position rests on several notions: 1) the attractiveness point raised by Mark, 2) intimidation of other women 3) sign of health and fertility.
HEY! I mentioned this station just the other day--where I used to buy Mexican comic books. I doubt the newsstand will reopen anytime soon, as it was in the corridor going into the WTC.
ANOTHER QUOTE from "Best Friends":
- "Hey, Ashley!", shouted Zenobia, "this's great. Now
you're gonna have big tits too! We can all be friends
Ashley bent over to dry her feet. Her expanding tits
slapped against the locker door. When she stood back up,
the girls saw that they reached to her navel, and stuck out a
good foot from her chest. "Why?", she asked, "We were
friends before you all got so big and mighty. Why should the
size of our tits matter?"
Zenobia shrugged her shoulders. "I don't know", she
replied, "but it does!"
A BE STORY that I really enjoyed, which I think I first saw in '97, was called "Best Friends". I especially loved the character of Zenobia, and this paragraph has stayed with me in the five-or-so years since:
- Jeremy Cage, the boy sitting in the seat next to Zenobia,
gasped when he saw his classmate's new grapefruit-sized tit-
ties. "Wow, Zennie!", he shouted, "dope tits!"
"Dope tits!" I LOVE that!
Take note that precisely 2/3 of the female transformations in the story are power metaphors, and only one is a helplessness metaphor.
The author of this story is listed as TDMTBE ("They Don't Make Them Big Enough")--if you're still out there, TDMTBE, drop me a line.
BREAST ENHANCEMENT fiction has changed a lot in the last few years. Let's first postulate that there are a number of fetishes that share common ground in their excitement for the idea of breasts growing, these include:
So it's important to note that in addition to the sheer physical representation of the breast, there's also a metaphorical angle--big breasts as symbols of power (or helplessness), that has to be accounted for. One of the reasons I like the older BE stories is that the power motif was used with greater frequency. A flat-chested girl would somehow acquire a big set of boobs, and that fabulous rack would make her a player--all of a sudden she had power. In recent years, the power metaphor has been used less and less often. One of the reasons I'm so fond of the "Dr. Hooters" saga [see below] is that large breasts are equated with power. In fact a number of the characters gain superhuman physical strength to accompany their prodigious bustlines--to my recollection no woman in Dr. Hooters gains breasts so large that she becomes incapable of motion, or of providing for herself--a common theme in later BE fiction.
And so the power metaphor provides the overlap between BE and FMG (muscle growth being a far less equivocal manifestation of an increase in power). Some authors, like Marknew, have in the past shown some ambivalence to the idea of growing breasts, so the overlap doesn't include everyone. (Marknew is also, incidentally, to my knowledge the only FMG author who seems ambivalent about height increase--in many of his early stories, the female beneficiary would remain the same height, or would only gain height after the initial burst of muscular development.)
Any thoughts on this? Am I completely full of crap?
LIMERICK OF THE DAY:
A young Muslim girl from Qatar,
Whose strength was well below par,
Hit the weights for awhile,
Then proclaimed with a smile:
"My muscles got bigger than yours are!"
A REALLY NICE Boris Vallejo painting, showing your typical Dungeons and Dragons party out to slay a dragon. In the early 80s, one of the outlets for my budding interest in this genre was in fact D and D--I had a female fighter (her name an anagram of a pretty girl's at school) in whom reposed an enormous amount of physical strength. She was the strongest character in our group, and in my mind I imagined her looking just like the pretty girl from school, but with a bodybuilder's muscles.
NATURAL BREAST ENLARGEMENT: I get about three spam-mails a week with that subject header, here's one site that I found particularly amusing. I wonder if it gets harder to run a quack-medicine business as time goes by and science progresses, whether it gets easier, or whether it makes no difference at all?
- In case you haven't run across his non-Poser work, Jeff Whiting -- one of
the people behind Justice Babes -- had a nice site called Brickhouse
Digital. I just visited it, and he's stripped it down to where it's not
worth the trip. But good ol' Google found a place where about 8 of Whiting's
traditionally drawn, computer-colored images are archived. In terms of
muscular and, in some cases, busty heroine types, it's worth a visit.
ANOTHER AUCTION on eBay, by Tebra, depicting Thor as a muscular and busty woman. The auction ends at 9:21pm EST, today.
ANOTHER ARTIST named Joe Pipkin is offering a mixed-media work of the Black Cat from Spider-Man, on eBay. The auction ends around 2:35 today, EST.
ANOTHER OLD STORY, by Chelgi, called "Kim". This one starts as a muscle growth story, but then becomes more giantess focused toward the middle and end.
LIMERICK OF THE DAY:
A muscular cad fresh from Sing-Sing
Stepped into a bar, began shrinking!
While a girl just outside
Grew tall, strong and wide,
And proclaimed "Oh, What a wonderful tingling!"
OK, one more. (I think that's Aoki Yuko.)
BUSTY ASIAN GIRLS, I think, are outrageously sexy simply because of their incongruity. Just got back from a party--a little tipsy--so I don't want to write anything stupid. G'night.
LOST CLASSIC: I had Internet access from 1989 to 1994 through a shell account, but then moved to a rural area and went without for about a year. During that year, I think, a story was published on Usenet called "Royal Jelly". Reputed to have been one of the great female growth stories, it has nonetheless disappeared from the canon--a lost classic. One person who enjoyed the story posted several times in the summer of 1996 to alt.sex.breast under the name "Quiz". Quiz wrote some pretty good stories himself (they were: "The Sunburn", "The Gift", "The Fog"), all of which are fairly typical of the day. Regarding the lost "Royal Jelly", he had this to say:
- Still looking for Royal Jelly, a classic BE story. If someone does not post it soon, I will attempt to rewrite it from memory...
A NICE GROUP photo of a British women's rowing team. They got some guns on 'em.
IF YOU ARE looking for something to do this weekend, you might want to take some time to read (or re-read) the Dr Hooters stories conveniently archived at Diana the Valkyrie's site. These are really old, and few make much reference to them anymore, but in my opinion they were the first high-quality breast and female muscle growth stories. I believe the early ones predate the Web and were first posted on Usenet. As the name suggests, they're mainly concerned with breast growth, but there's a fair amount of muscle growth, especially in the later installments.
INCIDENTALLY, while we're on a tennis theme, Nomdreserv wrote a great transfer story called "Tennis", available at his site, under "My Stories". Be careful with this one--he's really good at stretching out the story build. If you've got a weak heart you may want to take a break in the middle, get something to drink, and then get back to it after a few minutes to cool down. I'm not kidding.
I SUSPECT this blog has a lot of readers coming in from the Pacific Rim and Australia, because every morning when I check the counter, there are a hundred more hits than when I went to bed. If you're out there, drop me a line.
RAAAAAGH!!! HULK SMASH PUNY BALL!!
DO I DETECT the shadow of a toned bicep on
Jennifer Capriati's Mom?
LIMERICK OF THE DAY:
A spunky young girl name of Madeleine,
With her big brother Tim's always battlin'
She pumped weights at the gym
And grew bigger than him!
Now Tim's always whinin' and tattlin'!
THE OVERFLOWING BRA: A breast enlargement story archive.
ADAM HUGHES, whom I have at various times described as the greatest artist working in comics, and as being so unproductive that I can't figure how he can keep his fat ass in Twinkies, is celebrated in a great Yahoo! Group, which is worth joining. Especially look for the photos/AH! Pages folder, which contains a short story about Roxy's difficulties with Caitlin Fairchild, and shows a before/after amazon-transformation comparison.
HERE IS AN ARTICLE from the Village Voice, two years old, marking the opening of Picturing the Modern Amazon at the New Museum. The author, Guy Trebay, even quotes Freud and Simone de Beauvoir, so I guess he's a smart fella. A book was published to accompany the exhibition. Funny story--I stopped by the New Museum during lunch one day to purchase a copy, and they gave it to me in a clear plastic bag. Now, I didn't want to go back to work visibly carrying a book covered with pictures of musclebound women. So I wound up buying a bunch of t-shirts at a discount clothing store further down Broadway, so I'd have a big enough bag to hide it in.
IF YOU LIKE big boobs, check this render.
THE WEST 4TH ST NY Subway station has a newsstand that sells Mexican adult comics like Chambeadoras. They're one of my guilty pleasures--little folded books, always filled with preposterously voluptuous women bursting out of their clothing. They're a great way to practice your Spanish. Some examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Some of the stuff here is a little explicit.
(I used to also get them at the newsstand next to the 'E' Subway station in the World Trade Center, but we won't go into that.)
3D RENDER of a semi-nude sword-carrying girl at Renderosity.com. I like it, tho' it's not entirely within the subject matter of this blog.
I THINK I must have involuntarily consumed some drug that spurs limerick writing:
A busty barmaid down in Brussels
Woke one morning bulging with muscles!
A curvaceous flower--
Limbs grown thick with power--
Her patrons seldom cause tussles.
NOT YET fully launched, but cool nonetheless: Justice Babes!
An athletic girl bound from Laramie
Wanted strength more than her man, Gary, see?
The growth drink she jiggered
Made her muscles much bigger!
Now when Gary gets tired he asks "Carry me?"
I am a limerick-writing machine!
A weak slender lass from near Mendham,
Met some girls with strong arms to commend 'em.
To the freeweights she charged,
And her muscles grew large!
When she lifts barbells now, the plates bend 'em.
(Writing these is kinda fun!)
DIED AND GONE TO HEAVEN: The multi-talented Eegore--big-time She-Hulk fan--wrote very early this morning:
- A few months ago, someone erected the Burgos Appreciation Society at Yahoo
Clubs. Every image Tom has ever posted at eBay is there, along with
commissioned works and the "bonus sketches" he tosses in with every winning
I just spent about ten minutes jumping through the photo album at the club, and it's phenomenal. Incredible. There are lots of sexy muscle girls, and I even spotted one in which the Scarlet Witch accidentally makes her breasts grow to enormous size. This is a treasure trove. Join now! Also, Eegore has himself colorized a number of Burgos drawings, which are available in the colorized albums.
There was a weak girl from Rochester,
Who for muscles left home as a quester.
Tho' not gone for long,
She came back ten-fold strong,
Now no boys ever dare to molest her.
A cute little thing from Taconic
Drank milk from the cow brand "Atomic"
With glands overloaded,
Her old bra exploded!
And what the men feel ain't platonic!
TV ALERT! Over at the BE Archive, the venerable Munch Wolf reminds big-boob fans that the E! True Hollywood Story will be airing an episode concerned with the history of The Price is Right. Munch asks:
Watching E (go figure, it's the boob channel) and noticed a True Hollywood Story about the Price Is Right (as if you hadn't guessed from the topic). Anyway, knowing how Bobby likes large breasted women (or at least has had numerous ones on the show), just wondering if they might mention something about it. Or is it a repeat and not worth watching?
Tune in and find out! The episode is running Sunday and a week from today. Check local listings.
DAVID ANNAND, veteran LH-Art contributor, writes to remind me to mention the marvelous site run by his frequent collaborator Wreck Shop. You might want to check out the message boards, too. Wreck Shop has some good topics--i.e. amateur artists posting their muscle-girl sketches and drawings and asking for input--but not, IMHO, enough participants. Even Gribble can only type so much--help him out.
FAN COMICS of girls with big boobs to be found at The Stone of Adventure. I kinda like PeEVEed best.
JUST SAW an ad for Rollerball on a bus shelter on Broadway. Take a look--anybody else think the artist strengthened Rebecca Romijn's jawline a bit to make her seem more butch, and less like the delicate supermodel she is?
RENAE AGAIN: OK, I posted a message at her site:
Renae--you work out?
Hey Renae--I saw your picture in the back of Midnight Nation a few months ago, and you look really fit. Are you a gym rat?
Now what we need is for a couple other people to chirp in and start a progression. Like, "Yeah Renae, I noticed, too! You da bomb!" And then once she responds and admits she is, in fact, a player in the iron game, then we start hooting for flex shots. (This might actually work!) The EZBoards authentication server takes a few minutes to send your confirmation email, but don't lose patience. It doesn't seem to actually check anything, except that you have a valid email address. (I gave my real name as "Bob Dole"--my secret is out!)
JUST FOR THE RECORD, I'm not going to post links to any photos that are nude or explicit--you're not going to click on one of my links and be confronted with a 640x480 JPEG of full frontal nudity--and I'll try to warn you contextually about any links that may contain such material. That said, the links and clubs on the left menu bar generally contain all manner of content, including some which may be nude or explicit.
HOT COMICS BABE: I'm not talking about a comics character, I'm talking about a comics editor: Renae Geerlings, of Top Cow Comics. There was a picture of her in the letter column of one of Top Cow's comics a few months back, and it looked to me, in addition to being very good-looking, that she had some significant bicep development. In her gallery, though, there are no flexing shots. Any thoughts as to how we might act to remedy the situation? It occurs to me that we could use the message board on her site to suggest some flex pics. Maybe a first post would read, "Hey, Renae! I couldn't help but notice that you seem very athletic in your photos. Do you work out?" And then take it from there. Thoughts?
NIKKI CANCELLED: A great conversation about it at the BEArchive (registration may be required). Also linked from there: a photo of Nikki Cox that must be seen to be believed. I would like very much for someone to apply for a government grant to conduct a detailed study of Nikki Cox's childhood diet. I suspect few men in the U.S. would object to such an important bit of research being funded at taxpayer expense. Just imagine a world of women with breasts like that! Nutrition may be the answer.
FORMAT CHANGE: I had my Blog set up so that posts were listed chronologically, but that buried the later stuff at the bottom. So I've changed the settings such that the newest stuff appears on top. Let me know if you folks like it or not.
ADAM WEISHAUPT WRITES:
I suppose I should mention that I've been a big fan
ever since the alt.amazon-women.admirers days. I'll
certainly never forget "Mighty Morphin' Amazon
Cheerleaders"-- or tell my wife about it, but that's
neither here nor there :-)
Anyhow, I happened to be at the bar last night after
watching "Waking Life" and I saw the Capratti/Mauremso
tennis match. Holy shit, it blew my mind. I guess I
didn't realize how built modern women tennis players
are. If you can get ahold of a tape or something,
I _highly_ reccomend it.
Check out this image:
I've read enough Robert Anton Wilson to know I should be scared. What's interesting about this is that "the first man to rule the wise" and I both picked out the SAME PHOTO of explosively-muscled Jenny Cap.
Is this the She-Hulk or Jennifer Capriati?
A nice two-girl photo from Yahoo! Sports: Tennis.
NEW COMICS DAY! Yes, it's new comics day. No, my reading list didn't display much to impress, with the exception of JSA, which now includes Power Girl (did I mention I love Power Girl?). While Power Girl looked, uh, powerfully built, she didn't show much muscular definition or separation--she's just a little burly looking. Still, the dialogue suggests that the writers understand her role as turbo-cheesecake, so I'm hoping for the best. Gen-13, however, is a total disappointment this month. Fairchild barely appears, and she's wearing an outfit with sleeves, so no sexy arm action.
Let me know if I missed anything else.
THE GOOD WITCH is a great story, I think. I downloaded it to my PDA and read it on the trip home last night. Without going into spoiler details, though I really enjoyed the story, I rarely like the way Marknew ends his stories. No fetish is exactly alike, and the endings reflect the fetish--at least Marknew doesn't usually destroy the world at the end of his stories (Gribble-HAHA!). I like the flow of this story, and the craft and attention to detail that Marknew brings to his work. There were several truly inspired notions in the story, such as his exploration of a framework in which exchanges must be voluntary, and of course Mistress Esme was a brilliant touch. The best stories in this genre stay with the reader, and color the lens through which he sees women, affection, love and sex. I think this one is of that calibre--it disturbed me a bit and gave me strange dreams.
On the downside I think Marknew may have rushed the scene near the end in which the protagonist confronts his secretary, and maybe rushed Mistress Esme a little bit--I suspect she would have bargained a little harder for a piece of the pie, and that Bekka would have perhaps agreed to give her a small slice. Overall, though, it's hard to beat this story. It ranks with Marknew's best, which is saying a lot.
MARKNEW has posted a new story called The Good Witch to DtV--I haven't had a chance to read the finished version, but he sent me a rough draft a few months ago and it was really good even then. It involves the magic transfer of size and strength from man to woman. For those of you unfamiliar, Marknew is the best writer in the FMG genre. Consistently great stuff.
A READER responds that he often sees Ms. Connelly on the bike at his Crunch! gym (never mind which one) in Manhattan. My suggestion: could you buy the girl a Myoplex shake and teach her how to use the freeweights?
GOLDEN GLOBES: The etherealization of Jennifer Connelly continues apace. This, to my mind, is a tragedy of more than slender proportions. In Career Opportunities, she looked like she was going to explode out of her hot top, but in 2002, she can scarcely rustle up cleavage for the Golden Globes. And it was appropriate that Halle Berry presented the award to Jennifer--anybody remember Strictly Business? Halle was definitely packing a few extra pounds in those days, and not a few of them were lean muscle weight. An equally sad case is Vicky Pratt (only a few days younger than Jennifer Connelly), who started out as a bodybuilder, but then landed a TV role as the burly, but somewhat less muscular Sarge on the abysmally-bad-but-full-of-cute-girls Cleopatra 2525. Fine--she was still a muscularly built woman. But this season Ms. Pratt re-emerges on Mutant X, packing about as much muscle as your average high-school cheerleader, though with a bodyfat level of about 12%. She looks stringy and skeletal. Are the delightfully fleshy being marginalized?
God, I love Power Girl.
And while we're on the subject of muscular female comic characters, who can forget Rampage? John Byrne created her early in his run on the Superman books, as a DC female equivalent to the Hulk. Initially she was uncontrollable, unthinking, and stronger than Superman. Since those early days she's gained control of her alter-ego. By using a harness to regulate the solar energy flow to her body, or by absorbing energy from outside sources, Rampage's alter-ego Dr. Kitty Faulker can grow to gigantic size and strength. The only problem I ever had with the character is that Dr. Faulkner keeps the harness set so that she remains her mousy, scrawny self most of the time. You'd think she'd let just enough energy through to boost her height to 5'10", with a nice athletic build, right? Anyway this site was put together by Mercblue (aka Mercfonz, aka Bluefonz), who also runs the Dungeon of Female TFs club at Yahoo!, which is concerned mainly with female "alter-ego" transformations.
DAvid pointed out on DtV's Muscle Growth board that Seth's Super Girl Power has been updated! This is a truly great site--lots and lots of comics images of super-powered women, many (e.g. 1, 2, 3) of them drawn with significant musculature, or lustily pneumatic (e.g. 1, 2, 3), or, best of all, BOTH (e.g. 1, 2, 3).
Hey, if anybody has an idea where I could store a few graphics (maybe 100 Mb/day bandwidth) for this site, at no charge, please let me know.
Southy at the BEArchive posted this site--The Mystery of Britney's Breasts--it analyzes the explosive phenomenon of Britney Spears' bustline, while at the same time managing to be absolutely hilarious.
Great site! Very attractive fitness model and competitor--FITDINA.COM
Here's Leee's letter, unredacted and unedited:
- Thank you for your honest review of my AltaWoman site. I feel I have to respond.
While it's true that the recent She-Hulk vs. AltaWoman story has yet to have any prolonged transformation sequences (which are coming, btw) a great deal of the rest of my site has very detailed transformation sequences. Mostly in the Member's Section where I feel safer to cater to a strictly adult audience.
Another fact I would like to point out is that too much of a good thing is not necessarily......a good thing.
My favorite part of any Wonder Woman episode is when she spins around, hair flying out of the bun, and transforms into the mighty Amazon. But out of a 60 minute episode this only occurs once, maybe twice if we are lucky. I would think if they spent the entire episode of her transforming it would get kind of played out. The same is true for any transformation....moderation is key.
Anyway, thanks again for your thoughts, it's glad to know people want to see more transformations. I'll endeavor to find ways to include more of them!
See, I always get myself into trouble like this. Leee has been producing AltaWoman material for a long time--at least four years, by my recollection. Also, his 3D rendering skills are very good, and the work is highly competent. So, all things considered, I like AltaWoman very much--my only criticism was for the glossing over of the transformation. But Leee has suggested a solution: if I post a link to the AltaWoman site on my left menu bar, he'll try to add more transformations. I sent my agreement!
Black Hawk Down is a great film. That said I don't ever want to see it again. It's like those safety films you had to watch in metal shop--ugly but necessary. Required viewing for anybody who entertains utopian fantasies about most of the world outside Europe and the Anglosphere.
I walked out of the World Trade Center at about 8:30am on September 11. Normally I would have been walking out about 15 or 20 minutes later, about the time the planes started crashing, but I was running ahead of time that day. There were people outside at 8:45 who were struck by debris or flaming jet fuel--on any other day I might have been one of them. For weeks afterward I felt a horrible shadow of guilt--of undeserved good fortune--during almost every waking moment. I felt it again watching Black Hawk Down. I wish I had chosen that path--applied to West Point, Annapolis or Colorado Springs, joined ROTC or enlisted. I wish I had the sense at the time to recognize my duty, so that TODAY I could be out there making a difference, helping to destroy the enemies of my country and my civilization.
I never saw myself as a symbol of decadence before 9/11. Funny.
Now it's simultaneously raining and snowing, making a real mess. I'm running off to see the movie, but here's a great site for women's weightlifting, run by the almost impossibly brainy Mistress Krista. Krista knows more about weightlifting and bodybuilding than any three Mr. Olympias put together. She's a doctoral candidate in women's studies, about 5' tall, plus she likes comics! (I could not have invented a better candidate for protagonist in a female growth story.) I've swapped email with her a number of times over the last six months--she's a sweetheart.
OK, really the one last thing. Has everybody seen this image I made in December? It took a lot of time and I'm really proud of it.
One last thing before I go get breakfast--any ideas for a title for this site? "Lingster's Blog" is kind of, uh, dull. I'm considering the name "Riiiip!", since clothes ripping seems to be a common denominator among both of the fetish fantasies we're set up to discuss (even though clothes ripping has never been a tremendous turn on for me). Any thoughts on this? Let me know.
Hey! Take a gander at the counter at the bottom of the left column! I installed it just last night, after I got back from my drinking binge (no idea how I managed to keep from fraying the HTML table structure)! I cheated and started with a setting of "100" to approximate the number of hits from the first two days of operation--but there's been another 100 hits just in 10 hours! That's pretty exciting.
I got an email from Leee, creator of Altawoman, responding to my critique. I've asked his permission to print it here...pending.
Urgh...hungover this morning--partying in Brooklyn last night. I really love three-day-weekends, though, all the same. Yesterday I was supposed to go with a friend to see Black Hawk Down, but he bailed on me. But there's an 11:30 matinee showing nearby, so I might just go alone to see it. The dreaded snow is slowly melting.
One last note on Art Adams--he's notoriously slow. This seems to be the main problem with the truly gifted comics artists; it's something that also plagues Adam Hughes. It's doubly troubling because Adam Hughes is also fond of buxom muscle girls, and the work he doesn't take is snatched up by imitators like Terry Dodson (an artist who's kind of an Archie Comics throwback in the sense that he draws every woman with the same body). But Art Adams has taken up some sort of responsibility with a new Tom Strong title, and seems very much to enjoy drawing Tesla Strong as being a chip off her father's rather powerfully-built block (dig those arms!). Here is another Art Adams image, but I can't place where it's from.
While I've got you here, one more thing from the comics arena--Arthur Adams. One thing that seems really obvious to me is that this guy loves growing girls. He came up with Ann O'Brien--a girl who went from a scrawny teenager to a 7' amazon in a few weeks. In his first series for Marvel, "Longshot", he managed to work in the She-Hulk, and as a tender, romantic and very female character--something that didn't always come through. He seized upon an opporunity to write and draw a Monkeyman and O'Brien team-up with Gen-13, making it a parody of the Star Trek Mirror, Mirror episode that involved TWO transformed muscle honeys, Ann O'Brien and Caitlin Fairchild. Earlier in his career he did the art on X-Men Annual #10, the first arousing age-regression/progression story I ever saw. He also worked a giant girl into his recent launch on Authority, as well as a Wally Wood visual joke concerning Sally Forth and Lieutenant Q.P. Dahl. And here's something else of his I came across.
I have trouble understanding endeavors like Altawoman, and their place in FMG lore. For instance--in an episode posted recently, Altawoman encounters the She-Hulk. Both characters transform from their normally-developed selves into strapping, muscular superwomen. But the author and artist don't present the transformations as being the key plot element, as is usually the case in FMG stories. Two possible reasons for this come to mind: 1) the author wants to "mainstream" the appeal of the piece, so that non-FMG fans enjoy the story, or 2) the author is embarrassed about his interest in FMG and conceals it behind a thinly veiled plotline that is not directly concerned with FMG. This is the sort of thing that went on for years in the actual She-Hulk and Fantastic Four titles in Marvel--a conflict that was unceremoniously resolved when John Byrne "fixed" the She-Hulk so that her Jen Walters form was lost. And despite all of the alterations and continuity changes in her cousin's title (e.g. the Hulk is cancer, the Hulk is a personality disorder, the Hulk is the real form, etc), no such revision has occurred to permanently restore an un-powered Jen Walters as the alter-ego of the She-Hulk. A shame, really.
One last link, make sure you check it today because it won't work for too long.
Here's a pretty rendered image of a girl with big boobs.
Hey all--I have to go out and shovel my steps and sidewalk--they're covered with a few inches of snow. See, Southerners and Californians have a wistful and completely unrealistic impression of snowfall. The reality is that snow is a pain in the ass. Some people enjoy "the slopes"--I myself would never voluntarily go to a place covered in snow.
Angelfire has a block on linking to that Jeff Allen drawing from outside sites, so just go to the Wonder Woman Page, select page 4 and it's image #25--it's pen and ink, and she's got one hand on her head, and one on her hip.
An interesting eBay auction, featuring Jessica Rabbit as a muscular and busty Vampirella.