World Building

Post-Apocalyptic Lesbians

I have an odd relationship with post-apoc settings. I love the general idea, the concept of post-apoc, but often find the execution to be lacking. For every Mad Max, there’s at least one Aftermath or New Gladiators. Some nice ideas in the lower budget movies, sure, but the obvious issue is the ‘lower budget’. By nice, I do of course mean awful, because… you know, post-apoc. Similarly, for every Fallout: New Vegas (one of my top 5 games of all time), you have… well, something like Fallout 76, which completely misses the point of the franchise it’s aping off, exactly …

Visual Novels

Do You Read Visual Novels?

A long, long time ago I read my first ever visual novel. I think it was around 2007, maybe? Alas, my memory isn’t what it used to be. But I remember the visual novel itself, it was a drama-heavy high school romance called Yume Miru Kusuri. It was your standard ‘boy meets several cute girls, ends up with one of them’ story Japan very much likes to tell in this particular medium, but I enjoyed it well enough. It wasn’t until much later that I finally found a few good examples of Japanese yuri (百合, lit. ‘lily’, the Japanese term …

Gaming Writing

The Masks We Wear

Have you ever played the Persona series of games? If not, I’d highly recommend checking them out. Persona 4 The Golden is an excellent starting point, but if you don’t have a Playstation Vita (which wouldn’t be surprising, considering how quickly that console died), you could start with Persona 5 on PS3 or PS4. Why am I suddenly recommending you Japanese RPGs? Simple, because one of the things I adore about the series in question is its exploration of—what else?—personae, the different metaphorical masks people wear. As a series, it delves heavily into Jungian psychology, including the titular persona, but …

Writing

Is Conflict Essential to a Story?

  Most writers will tell you that conflict is essential to a story. Some would even go so far as to say a story can’t exist without conflict. And sure, depending on the medium involved, conflict is pretty crucial to a story. But is it essential to a story? Short answer: nope. The longer answer is a bit more involved. There are several major exceptions to this rule. The most prominent examples I can think of would be humour and slice of life. In both instances, something else takes the place of conflict. For humour it’s the concept of set …

Top 10s

Top 10 Best Lesbian Romance Books July 2018

Do you enjoy a spot of lesbian romance of an evening? So do I! That’s why I’ve put together this list of the top 10 best lesbian romance books July 2018, in no particular order. These are all Amazon UK links, but you can easily click over to your own region on the page itself if you’re elsewhere in the world. Happy reading! #1 What are readers saying about it? “Truly magnificent and smooth flowing book. Joan just couldn’t come to grips that she is a lesbian. Scarlett is out an proud. This is a true second chance romance that …

Freebies & Previews

Paying Down Her Debt – Futa Favours Vol. 1 PREVIEW

Do you enjoy lesbian fiction? Perhaps you also like a spot of futa? If you answered yes to these questions, have I got good news for you. I’m Freia, and I specialise in delicious futanari stories, generally with a cute and/or sweet tone. But why take my word for it? Much better to see for yourself my relaxed and playful writing style, right? So have yourself a free preview of the first book in a four book series called Futa Favours, a couple of chapters to whet the appetite: Just one little mistake can change a life. Kirishima Futaba had …