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Feed the Fetish – Muscle Theft

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Okay, the original blog I’d intended to post today unexpectedly turned into a full blown rant. Being that I’m not one to post a rant unless I feel like I have a damned good reason, I’m going to let that post cool off for a bit while I consider it and start over with this one. 🙂


Muscle theft is a subgenre of muscle growth. It involves one party taking mass from another and hence making themselves bigger. For obvious reasons these are usually horror stories, often falling into the category of “erotic horror.” Sometimes you might root for the thief (ex: abused geek gets back at bullying jock) and other times the main character is unlikable but you can’t help reading anyway (sociopath finds out he can steal size and just runs with it).

I’ve written two muscle theft stories. One is “Want Me,” which features a classic jock/geek/roommate/magic spell scenario, and the other is “Just Wait” which I’d like to continue but has been a bit of a problem to place because it involves twins. I mention the two I’ve written because both stories were called “unique” in various reviews, and while I like to think that they are—indeed—quite brilliant (notice how here I automatically substitute “brilliant” for “unique.” It’s a writer coping mechanism, lol), I must admit that their base premises aren’t that unique within the muscle theft genre. No more so than a werewolf story featuring the wolf finding his mate under the full moon or a yaoi story with clear seme/uke dynamics.

I am in no way an expert on this genre and, come to think of it, the two stories I did write were both gifts for the same person, a guy who happens to kick ass in this genre. But I love reading the stories for the same reason I like watching scary movies—It gives me a darker kind of rush, and that’s okay in fiction.

So with that, for this month’s Feed the Fetish I’m posting links to a couple of muscle theft stories I’ve enjoyed over the last few years. For the sake of simplicity, all the links lead to stories on The Evolution Forum, which requires registration to read. But I’ve been a member for over three years now, and the only automated mail I’ve ever received are happy birthday notes. And even that’s customizable. I just happen to like birthday notes. The more I get, the more loved I feel.

/string of too much information.

Here are the links!

Alpha Dog by blackbird
A short story about why you really shouldn’t pick on people you think are weaker than you.

* Part 1

* Part 2

Shift by Xyggurat
This writer’s stories marked the first that made me really LIKE muscle theft. Plus, bits of Shift were written during my madcap attempt to write and post a book in a week, so there’s a bit of a nod to Want Me in one of the chapters. 🙂

* Part I

* Part II

* Part III

* Part IV

* Part V

* Part VI

* Part VII

* Part VIII

* Part IX

* Part X

* Part XI

Taking the Good by Clarence591
I haven’t read this one, but I’m way excited because it was recommended just now by a friend of mine who’s heavily into the genre and now I have something to read over the weekend. W00t!

* Part I

* Part II

* Part III

* Part IV

* Part V

If you read any of the above, let me know what you think! Even better, comment on the forum itself, since comments=love.

I’m also toying with the idea of making a more extensive list of muscle theft stories. If you have a favorite work, I’d be very interested in hearing your recommendations. 🙂

Have a great weekened!

Feed the Fetish — Cool Ass Hats

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

I look goofy in hats. Really, really goofy. Takes a special kind of guy to look badass in one. 🙂

Akabane by ~shinigaminightwalker on deviantART

Alucard by ~HATE-LOVE-FEAR-ANGER on deviantART

Urahara by ~Pablo-Oz on deviantART

3/7/10 ETA: Had to change out the Alucard pic because the original one no longer existed on DeviantArt.

Feed the Fetish – Megane

Friday, August 7th, 2009

I must admit, I do have a thing for guys with glasses. I associate the look with intelligence, even though there’s no actual correlation between the two (I should know—I wear glasses and there are days I’m as dumb as a brick). At any rate, smart is sexy.

And let’s not forget the anime/manga factor. There, if you have a bishie wearing glasses, chances are he’s pure sadistic seme when he takes them off, and I live for that moment. In western pop culture, the nearest thing I can liken it to is the Superman/Clark Kent example. Everyone knows that Clark is a mild mannered reporter, but a crime-fighting ass-kicking reporter-macking super hero when he takes his glasses off.

So, without further ado, here are a few hot guys with glasses:


Innocent Bird Cover

Karasu remains a good guy (more or less) whether he’s wearing his glasses or not. When he takes them off he sprouts wings and kicks ass, so hawt.

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Haruhiko – Is Frikking Here by ~TheRedLightning on deviantART

I don’t think I’ve seen Haruhiko from Junjo Romantica take off his glasses yet, but I have a feeling that the day he does is going to be a good day.

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CHARLEY by *Ecthelian on deviantART

Charley, from Vassalord. Vampire. Cyborg. Works for the Vatican. The glasses are just icing, really. 🙂

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Kyoya by *poisondanny on deviantART

Mmm. Kyouya. Shadow king from the Ouran High School Host Club. He’s definitely a sadistic seme when the glasses come off. 🙂

Feed the Fetish – Strength

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

I am so sorry! Totally missed that this past Friday was *Fetish Friday.*

Without further ado, here’s this month’s Feed the Fetish–

I’m a sucker for a good strength feat. And given there are days when I can barely crack a walnut with a nutcracker, watching this guy makes me very happy:

Feed the Fetish — Werewolves

Friday, May 1st, 2009

My novel Lone releases this weekend, and I figured we could dedicate this month’s Feed the Fetish to werewolves. Because, ya know, they’re wicked cool. And savage. Wild. Hot…

Ahem.

Two pictures and a vid below. 🙂


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Werewolf + Muscle = Win!

now a werewolf by ~madatom13 on deviantART

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Okay, technically he might not actually be a *werewolf* because I’ve never seen him shift, but he *is* a wolf demon who leads a wolf pack that consists of other wolf demons and actual wolves. That’s close enough, right? Oh, to hell with it. With abs like that, Kouga makes the list.

Kouga by ~atechnogoddess on deviantART

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The wolves in this video are nothing like the wolves in my novel. But it’s Rammstein. They rock and they rock hard.

Slight Revisions to the "Feed the Fetish" format

Friday, April 10th, 2009

As much as I like the “Feed the Fetish” Friday features I’ve started out on this blog (really, really like them. Probably like them too much, to tell you the truth) I think I’m going to stop posting them every Friday. I’ve noticed that because I don’t update the blog with other topics that often, “Feed the Fetish” seems to dominate the page, and I’d like the overall feel of the “Rowan’s Ramblings” to contain more of me, well, rambling.

So the new plan is to continue “Feed the Fetish,” but to only post on the first Friday of every month (just to add even more alliteration into the mix) and work harder to update more often with news and thoughts on my writing life.

What do you think?

Feed the Fetish – Pervy Games

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

I have a weakness for hot, pervy games, and I can’t think of anyone who makes them better than Humbuged. Bright colors, gorgeous men, and a killer sense of humor all combine with raw sensuality to make his games addictive from second one.

Hum’s latest has a trailer on youtube, which I’m posting below. If you’d like to check out his games, then definitely visit his site at: http://www.humplex.com/.


Feed the Fetish – The Badass Geek

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

I love it when the smart guy saves the day with his massive brain. It probably comes from the shows and movies I watched when I was a kid, like Square One (seriously, Mathnet alone was made of awesome) and The Phantom Tollbooth (with the help of Tock, Milo thinks his way out Doldrums and many other situations).

One of my all time favorites, though, is when Peter Dickinson takes a level in badass in Flight of Dragons. I’m including the scene below, but if you haven’t seen the movie I wouldn’t click on it since it’s a major spoiler:

I think moments like the one above shaped a lot of the characters I create now. I adore a big, sexy brain. 😉

Feed the Fetish – Wings

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

I’m a sucker for wings. It’s a cruel little fetish because I’ve yet to meet anyone who actually has them. So I settle for art, and there are some great images out there:



Luzbel by ~Varges on deviantART

3-29-09 Note: The piece of art I’d originally embedded was no longer available for embedding, so I switched it up to another picture I love.

Feed the Fetish – Muscle Growth

Friday, March 13th, 2009

I thought it would be fun to have a weekly segment called Feed the Fetish Friday. So every Friday, I’ll post a video, picture, or story that makes whatever fetish I’m feeling that week happy. These works will not have been created by me–it’s a celebration of other artists that inspire or touch me in some way.

This week it’s all about the muscle (big surprise) and in case anyone out there was wondering why I love writing about muscle growth so much, check out this picture on Albron’s blog:

http://albron.wordpress.com/drawing-gallery/lovers-copie/

Mmm, yeah. One of my favorite images, and even though it’s not strictly muscle growth, having a good looking smaller guy into a much bigger guy definitely feeds what I like about that particular fetish. 🙂