Reviewer: Eternal36 Signed
May 16 2016
Chapter 1: Introduction
This is extremely fucked up, but it possesses such talent. I'm a mixture of emotions, on one hand, well fucking done with writing what you have, it's brilliant, but on the other hand; FUCKING HELL, what a bithc, amber is a cunt, i want them both severely injured. Author's Response:
All i can say is this is fucking amazing, and amazingly fucked.
Hahaha! Thank you, I think!
It's fascinating for me to read the comments from people who get supremely angry and frustrated at Caitlin's (and Amber's) actions, and don't get me wrong, it's very flattering that the depiction is powerful enough to bring out such a response. It's meant to be hard to put yourself in Jack's shoes; Caitlin's psychotic - the kidnapping, the forced sexual stuff (rape), the casual disregard for his emotional and physical wellbeing - it's brutal. Horrible things like this do happen in real life, with the genders reversed notably. Most horror films, or cinema that has difficult-to-watch torture or rape scenes (I dunno, gangster movies, psychological thrillers etc) will go way beyond this level of discomfort for the viewer. I acutely dislike blood-letting, serious injury and dismemberment, some lines would need to be crossed here for anything like that to occur. I'm also not so sure it's 100% 'fucked up' to depict this; it's an exploration of a reality within a universe where there are a few vulnerable half-size men, and this is something that I predict would happen in that context.
A lot of 'evil' giantess fiction I've read deals with women who destroy cities with buildings full of innocent lives, or torture, crush and eat shrunken tinies who are curiously tolerant of these capital offences for the sake of their fetish. I don't mean this in a disparaging way at all, it's just really interesting that when the giant is big enough, or the tiny small enough, that the psychology and humanity of it isn't as noticeable. That's kinda the crux of this size ratio, and this scenario - Caitlin and Jack are almost at a liveable scale difference (imagine a very tall woman and a real life homunculus or dwarf) so it is quite visceral and 'real' to see prejudices and abuse depicted on someone more 'human' in scale to the person mistreating them.
In terms of the 'karma' you hint at, and the very gender-specific insults you've thrown at Caitlin and Amber - this is very, very easy to do from the position of a full-grown 'macho' male, secure in the knowledge that if some 'bitch' attacked you, you'd be able to teach her a lesson or whatever. This is not the case for Jack, these aren't bitches and cunts who are inferior to him (I hate those words used in this context, but I can appreciate why you're using them), it's almost genderless, he's a tiny animal unable to protect himself from much larger, stronger animal, whether they're female or not. That's the horror, he finds her incredibly attractive, but she's debasing him, does that make it ok, does it even make it LESS ok than if an Alpha man kidnapped him, because she's *just* a woman?
Anyway, just my thoughts on it. Thanks for the comment.