I’ve always been a huge fan of sci-fi in all its various forms, especially anything involving far future space settings. So when I got into this writing lark, and especially when I discovered I enjoyed writing lesfic, I decided that I needed my own grand space opera.
Aida isn’t that, at least not exactly. Yes, it has spaceships and advanced technology, but the sci-fi aspect is more of a flavour setting, somewhere I can have cute girls doing cute things and not worry too much about real world issues getting in the way (such as why an academy with ~400 girls in it has such a high incidence of lesbian idols, lol).
I do have another sci-fi setting where I can do serious space opera, but you can learn more about that in the settings page. If you’re more interested in cute idols and fun situations, with a healthy dose of rivalry and drama, then read on!
Aida is all about the Japanese variety of idols, specifically the type more commonly seen in anime; athletic girls who aim to be the best they can be, while also building a fan base, making people happy, and acting as positive role models. They sing, dance, do live stage shows, and even play parts in television dramas, movies, and voice work for animated shows.
Initially following two 18 year old girls who live on Mars and are thinking of their future, we see them—and an ensemble cast of 15+ other girls and supporting characters—as they transfer into Aida’s most prestigious school/agency for idols, Dreamstar Academy. They meet new friends, new rivals, and new lovers, with many intertwining and intersecting stories, large and small.
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Book 01 – Dreaming of the Stars (Kindle Unlimited: Not currently)
Transferring from their home on Mars, Isla Ainsworth and Anise Kendall are the latest entrants to planet Aida’s prestigious Dreamstar Academy for Idols. Meeting new friends and rivals there, they will have to deal with not only the realities of becoming an idol, but also the tricky subject of falling in love…
Book 02 – Starlet Sunrise (Returning soon!)
“My name’s Anise Kendall, and I’m an idol, actress, and lover of cute girls. Just a short month ago, I was still living on dusty old Mars with my best friend, Isla. Now? We’re both students at the prestigious Dreamstar Academy for Idols on planet Aida, the centre of all forms of entertainment among the stars.
We’ve settled into our new lives here, Isla’s managed to get herself onto some crazy camp for rookie idols that promises to give her a new sense of appreciation for the role lungs play in the human body, and I’m getting ready for an important audition to become a new model for a clothing brand. Exciting stuff!
Between these activities, though, we’re also meeting new friends and rivals. Isla bumped into the academy’s top idol just yesterday, the loner known as Cassiopeia Luna, knocking her on her butt and starting a chain of events that could have ramifications for the whole of the idol world. And we met a lovely couple of girls recently, one a bubbly and fun lass called Millie, the other a gothic model known as Evangeline le Fay.
There’s an almost endless variety to the types of idol out there, and I’ve made it my job to learn about them all. Because becoming an idol is easy. But becoming a successful idol? Ah, that’s the hard part, and the more unique you are, the more likely you’ll be to succeed.
Now I just have to hope Isla and our other new friends figure this out. Fading into obscurity is a fate worse than death for an idol…“
Book 03 – New Horizons (Returning soon!)
“Hey-yo! Is this thing on? It’s your friendly neighbourhood Pop Idol, Millie Bright here. How’s it going? Things are a bit up and down for me and Eva right now, aye. I have plenty of fun idol work on the go, no problems there. Got mesself a nice little gig at an idol bar and café, working for a lovely lady called Amy. Aye, lots of fun, that one is! I’m also mascot girl for Dinky Doughnuts for the next year, and I love me some doughnuts, yep.
Only problem is… Eva’s been a bit weird lately. Sneaking little chats with Anise while I’m not around, that kind of thing. Maybe she’s just worried about her shyness, and wants help? Silly girl, she could always ask me, I’m the world champion at not being shy!
Or maybe there’s something else going on? I dunno.
We also have the big tennis tournament coming up at Dreamstar Academy soon. Promises to be quite the event, I hear. Our own Isla is taking part, the lovely tennis idol that she is, but word is that she’s partnering with someone unexpected! I wonder who it could be…?
Oh, looks like my time’s up. This is Millie Bright, signing off! Hope everyone has a lovely and rainbow-filled day.“
Book 04 – Chasing the Moon (Returning soon!)
“H-Hello, my name’s Evangeline le Fay, a Gothic Idol and model. Things have been a bit wild here at Dreamstar Academy in the last couple of weeks. Isla and I shadowed the academy’s top idol for a day, learning about what it means to be the best of the best. It was a tiring day, but it gave both of us a lot to think about.
Um… oh, and Princess Keliana returned to the academy, too! I’ve never met a real royal before, she’s lovely and refined, but also seems to carry a burden of responsibility I’m not sure I could handle. Though… I just made a big decision recently, one that carries its own responsibility, so perhaps I’ll learn a little about the sort of thing Keliana deals with every day?
Speaking of which, Anise just landed herself a wonderful acting role, I can’t wait to see her pilot episode! I’ve not seen her quite this happy since she told me about her new relationship with Isla. Seems all my friends are advancing as idols. I can’t go letting the side down, so I’ll call it a day here.
Isla’s been looking a little pale recently, now I think about it. I hope she’s okay…“