I’ve been writing. a lot about my webseries and for good reason: it’s really cool. I’ve written and rewritten the scripts, and it is going to be so much fun. However, the webseries is only part of my Patreon. The other part will consist of high quality and super fun gender swap fiction. You know, the old fashioned kind of stories made with words on a page?
And do I ever have something special for you! Welcome to Carrolwood Future Quantum Day School, where even the elite aren’t good enough. The students at Carrolwood make up the uber elite, and they all know it.The most elite of the uber elite, the smartest and most popular kids in the whole school are seniors Carl Bright and Sunni Lee. They hate each other. I mean, like, epic vampires versus werewolves level hate. Each intends to be named valedictorian of their class, and they expect their senior year to be another year of them competing for the top prize. But then, well, things go sideways. Carl begins to slowly change into a cute young woman,, while Sunni finds herself becoming a strapping young man.
Who is doing this? Why? Can it be stopped? Forced to work together, will the bitter rivals fall in love? Will Carl ever master the French braid? So many questions, and all of the answers will be coming soon!
Carrolwood will be a novel length story, released in weekly installments as one of the tiers on my Patreon account. I am working very hard on it, as I want it to be something really special for my patrons. Get your dancing shoes, people, because you are all invited to the TGK Party, and it is gonna be a blow out!
I just bought my first bra. Hooray for me. My little sisters would be giving me so much shit right now.
Yikes! So, progress continues on my gender swap webseries: No, Not This. I put out a call for actors on a community forum where I know a lot of really talented people hang out, and I have received some really exciting submissions. I hope to have the lead cast by the end of next week.
It’s a challenging role that will give the actor a chance to really shine with so many emotions and conflicts. They need to be able to embody a masculine persona, and then gradually shift toward a more feminine identity. The audience should feel all the feels as James goes through his journey. I am drawing on some of my own experiences for this show. It’s my most personal project, and it’s scary and exciting for me. This story is for the gender fluid community, and I am working very hard to make sure that it is worthy of the audience.
I have also been working on my Patreon. I hope to find enough support to keep making shows, and when the pandemic is over something more ambitious. Right now, I am looking at the limitations as an opportunity to innovate. How can I use the current situation to create something special? Once the first season is ready to roll, I will open up the Patreon and hope to see a bunch of you at the TGK Party.
First, thanks to those who sent me encouraging words. I really appreciate it, and it is helping me push through. I read a line once. I can’t remember where. It goes like this: The bigger the dream, the greater the resistance.
So, starting the Patreon and creating a web series is a pretty big dream for me. Therefor, pretty big resistance. But, I am so determined to put out great web content for the the fans of transformation stories, for fans in the LGBTQ community.
So, again, thanks.
I spent the last couple days revising the scripts. I feel pretty good about where they are right now. It’s a classic TG story. Guy wakes up to find he has turned into a woman. He doesn’t know how or why. Each episode will run from 5-10 minutes.
It’s a drama, not a comedy, and the series explores notions of gender and identity through this lens of spontaneous gender swap. I have always been interested in these kinds of mythological kinds of stories that deal with the basic questions. Who am I? How do I fit into this world?
Next, I start looking for an actor. This is big. I need to find someone who can embody a lot of different emotions. Someone who, due to the Covid situation, can self tape. Someone who can play the whole gender spectrum. This is big. I just have to do the work. I know that performer is out there. It’s my job to find them.
MY NAME IS JAMES ELKES. I KNOW WHO I AM. THIS ISN’T MY FACE. THIS ISN’T MY BODY.
I have finished the scripts for Season One of my web series, and I am now going back and revising. This moves me closer to the search for an actor, and since I want to share it all with everyone as I progress, I have to admit that I woke up this morning with one clear thought in my head: the web series and Patreon are terrible ideas.
What was I thinking announcing this stuff? As if anyone would even care. Who am I to think I’ll get any supporters? Or that I will find an actor? Or that my series will be anything but a tragic act of vanity?
And yet, the thought of NOT doing it feels like such a cop out. The only thing stopping me is fear. Or potentially stopping me. And the fear is that this will fail. I won’t get any supporters. I won’t get any viewers. The actor will hate me for setting them up to be in an unsuccessful project. On and on, the fears ran through my mind all morning.
So, what now? For now, I work on the scripts. I get them ready, make them as good as i can make them. I work. Maybe I will lose my nerve never find an actor. Maybe I will never move beyond the script phase.
Or, maybe, knowing full well the whole thing could be a huge disaster, I will just do it anyway. We’ll see. Today, I am working on the scripts. Tomorrow will be tomorrow.
What’s happening, people? I am writing you today with a whole new sense of purpose and excitement about my creative projects! To get right to the biggest news, I want to announce that I am challenging myself by writing scripts and producing a gender swap web series! The series will follow a regular, everyday bro who wakes up one day to find he has been transformed into a woman.
Related to that, I am also creating a Patreon which will feature both exclusive short stories and novellas as well as my video productions.
I’d like to share some of my WHY. Here goes. First, video production has upfront costs, starting with paying my actors. So, yes, money is a part of the equation. I also want to create more of a sense of community with my followers. Over the years, I have been blessed with excellent sales of my books, but I feel I am creating in a vacuum a lot of the time. Via Patreon as well as this blog, I will be sharing more about my creative process as well as asking for more feedback and input from the audience.
My dream is to create a vibrant dialogue between us, so my work can become more a reflexion of a shared vision. Crazy? Maybe. Let’s find out.
Lastly, I am looking for ways to challenge myself and grow as a creator. I’ve been a little down lately, struggling to rediscover the excitement I felt when I submitted my first story to fictionmania. I was terrified. I didn’t really know what I was doing, and it was GREAT. One of my favorite directors is Danny Boyle, and he talks about how he is always trying different things so he can keep that sense of NOT KNOWING.
I am thrilled to be creating new works that challenge me. And I am committed to finding ways to make everything BETTER than ever. The Patreon will be opening up in a few weeks, and I hope you will join team TGK for the adventure!
Stay tuned for more information and announcements and thank for reading!
It’s been a little while, but I have a fun new TG ebook out co-written with up and coming writer M.N. Murdoch. This is a fun, campy comedy with some classic TG moments featuring two alpha male tough guys getting feminized as part of a game show. Free sample at the links below, and if you like it please leave a review!
Having dedicated my life to the scholarly examination of the mixed genre art form known to the common dummy as “Comic Book,” I must say that I thought I had seen it all when it came to the Justice League of America: villains, failing time and again, to conquer the world, dying, coming back to life. trying and failing again. All the plot twists, the comings and goings of this hero or that. I had over the years found myself riven with exhilaration as I perused my complete, mint condition golden age collection, or plunged into despair as I suffered through the moribund Hannah Barbara-inflected 70s.
And yet, what could have prepared me for this? Four of the most virile masculine heroes of my youth, reduced to giggling Kpop Idols? Did I ever think I would see a montage of the Flash, trying on dozens of outfits in super speed, tossing them away in feminine despair as he moaned “I have nothing to wear?”
Did I imagine in my fevered dreams I would Green Arrow, angsty and neurotic, terrified that the boy he has a crush on might not like him?
Did I ponder the possibility that the day would come where Batman would agonize over the stress of fighting crime and its impact on his perfect, glowing skin?
Never onee. Not did I cogitate over the possibility that if these implausible scenarios should manifest themselves, that I might love it.
But I do. I don’t no just. I love KPOP JLA.
I am the purest of the purists, and at risk of raising the ire of my esteemed fellow aficionados, I will admit the latest issue of KPOP Justice League had me captivated as few comics have ever done.
The girls, who have already come to call themselves The J-Pack, must prepare for their first music video. If you are not familiar with the world of KPOP, and I wasn’t until this latest unforeseen development in our heroes’ lives forced me to do my research, such a video must include choreography. Lots of it, and so the boys spend hours training not only to dance, but to dance in those cruel devices of modern torture known as high-heels.
It is delightful to see them, struggling, totterting, stumbling and falling, all the while being berated by a cruel task-mistress. At one point, after spending 12 straight hours working on their dancing, Kaji says, “Again!” Exhausted, demoralized, with aching feet and calves, they drop to the floor. “No more,” Green Arrow begs. “No more!” Flash covers his face with his hands and cries. Batman and Superman hug each other. “You are weak!” Kaji shouts. “You are not Idol! You will never be Idol! You lack the courage!”
The girls look at each other. They have never been more demoralized, so close to the brink of giving up, accepting defeat. Superman summons all her will, forces herself to stand, positions herself in first position. “I am an Idol!” We see the same fearless determination to dance on Superman’s pretty face that we once saw when he sought to defeat Metallo in JLA 152.
Batman rises to her feet, and we see the same anger in Batman’s big, pretty eyes, that we have seen so many times when the Joker threatened harm the innocents of Gotham city. ‘I am an Idol!” He shouts, placing himself in first position. Green Arrow and Flash help each other stand, and they toss their hair defiantly. “I am an Idol!” They each shout!
Thus, we see that these are still the men we have come to admire, struggling now to overcome new obstacles and challenges! No, they don’t need to once again figure out how to stop Lex Luthor. They’ve done that. But they have to find the will to withstand the grueling training of a Kpop girlgroup, and this they have never done before!
More, they must learn to subjugate their masculine imperatives, as the must master the most feminine and alluring dance moves, moves meant to celebrate their femininity, to capture the gaze of men, and inspire their legions of female fans. It is this journey that serves as the spine of this issue, as the girls all make a journey from shame at their dancing, to embracing it, taking pride in it, and finding a new kind of power.
In the end, when Kaji informs them they have mastered the dances for their video, that they have proven themselves worthy to be called Idols, the girls hug, cry and celebrate their triumph, the bonds of their newly forming sisterhood growing stronger because they stuck together and never gave up.
Of course, there are other plot elements running through the issue. A rival girl group, The Cute Syndicate, tries to sabotage their shoot, and the girls must find a way to stop them. This allows Batman to show her skills as she helps track down the Cutes, and Green Arrow and Flash shine, standing together and saving each other during the vicious girl-fight that ensues when the two girl packs square off.
The girls also continue to discover who they are now as young women. Superman finds himself becoming a fashionista, Batman is all about leather, Green Arrow discovers she is obsessed with class and become the most prim and proper. And what of Flash? He’s the girl next door, the funny, fun one that keeps them all together.
For those who says this is but a gimmick, I say nay. White Men are over, and the future is female. So, too, must be the Justice League. My only question now has to do with the previously female members of the league. Where are Zantanna? Wonder Woman? And if they cross over to KPOP, will they be men?
Superman, a Kpop Idol who spends as much time worrying about his hair as he does saving the world? Flash, a teen-age girl with a serious crush on Green Arrow? Batman spending six issues searching for the perfect bra to wear while fighting crime?
It’s not your father’s Justice League, and that, DC Comics Editor in Chief Bob Harras says, is the point. “The white male super-hero thing is played out,” he said, during our conversation at the Manhattan Office of DC comics. “People are tired of that. But what if Superman, Batman and the others found themselves in an alternate universe where they were not just Kpop Idols, but female Kpop Idols?”
“For the first few issues,” Harras goes on the explain, “they were the men they’d always been, but now dealing with the pressures and lives of young women — 19-20– so there was a lot of adjusting going on. It was Batman having to get used to wearing skirts, Superman getting hit on by creepy older men. As the series progresses, though, we will see them all starting to think and act like young women, struggling to balance their careers and personal lives with their obligations as super heroes. Batman’s mother guilts him into baby-sitting his younger sister, for example, and he ends up having to drag her along when Joker kidnaps Green Arrow.”
Internet response has been mixed, to say the least. Internet trolls have railed against the series, calling Harras everything from a “politically correct wimp” to a “desperate attention whore.” Some feminists have complained about the portrayal of the characters, and what defines them as female. “It’s cute to see Superman supper shopping, rushing to the salon to get his hair done after a big fight, but this just re-enforces the idea that women are defined by shopping and narcissism. As Clark Kent, he was supposed to be kind of a nerd, why is so obsessed with fashion now that he’s Klarci Kenji?”
“Superman was successful,” Harras counters. “A successful journalist. This series portrays the reality that for him now to successful as a young woman and an idol, he needs to be stylish. That’s also why he spends so much time worrying about his make-up. It’s not genetic, but the result of societal pressures.”
The romantic tensions between the various characters have also raised some eyebrows. Flash finds himself with a girl crush on the now pretty and female Green Arrow. He goes to comic lengths to try and get Green Arrow’s attention, even breaking into her apartment and waiting for her in his bed, dressed in a Sailor Moon costume. Batman and Superman, meanwhile, have had several hot exchanges full of simmering and so far repressed sexual tension. Each of the characters has also met young men who have flirted with them and taken them out on dates. Green Arrow, in particular, has fallen hard for a young man from a wealthy and prestigious family.
“I love how sweet and romantic they have all become,” one reader who identifies herself as female, wrote on her blog. “I think they are all wonderful girls.”
Another writes that she feels they have all “found their true selves. They are free of phallic hangups and are now expressing their feelings.”
Many fans speculate that this is a publicity stunt intended to boost sales of the comic books, similar to previous gimmicks, but Harras denies the accusation. “We’ve signed licensing agreements with toy companies, video games designers. These obligate us to keep these characters as they are for years. And, if you haven’t heard, we are already in development with our parent company, Warner, to make a KPOP Justice League movie, starring Shin Se-kyung as Superman.”
“Superman is an Asian girl now,” Harras said. “And he will be for a long time.”
As many of you are likely aware, prolific TG video producer and director RDF James has been working on a new Black Mirror-esque series of TG videos, the first of which, Staus Change, has dropped.
It’s a short film, 21 minutes, and I don’t want to give away any plot points, but I will say the film features some fun, classic TG moments. The actress who plays the young woman who gets swapped invests fully in her dual roles , and as is always a bonus for me, she is really hot. As it is the first in a series, some time is spent establishing the world and setting up future episodes, so be patient for some exposition, but all in all this is a fun and entertaining first episode with lots of promising content.
I would have liked to see more scenes of the guy dealing with being a woman, but there is some nice stuff with that, and a nice ironic reversal “money scene” where we get a taste of what his life is like after the swap. I recommend,
As an added bonus, look for some cameos from performers you may recognize from previous RDF James productions!
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A brand new ebook? Yes, indeed! Commissioned and with a story by Natalie, this one follows the adventures of Colin, who decides he needs a massage. Anna, his massage therapist decides he needs so much more, and soon he finds himself transformed into a woman, struggling with feminine impulses and desires.
This story does feature an x-rated sex scene that I consider among the best I’ve ever written!