So, I've felt rather inspired yesterday and today, and so I have written around 5000 words of new content, including a lot of backer rewards. Now I just need to go and find images to match all that text...
Yep, I always write first, then picture-match. Sometimes I adjust the text a little after the fact if I can't find a picture that matches my mental model, but usually not. I've added ~6 new images so far, and still have to find 15 or so.
This next bit isn't particularly related to the game, but I needed to write it somewhere, and this is the only vaguely public venue I have access to. Warning: Too much information about BlueWinds ahead.
I've been doing a bit of self-reflection. Partly inspired by a commenter here several months ago (yes, I really do read and think about what you all write, sometimes more than I should), I realized I've been carrying around a lot of unresolved guilt over my kinks. Specifically, how can I enjoy writing about the humiliation / domination / degredation / objectification of other women, and at the same time be respecful, a feminist, and avoid contributing to rape-culture? It was twisting me up inside, and I didn't even realize it.
Enter an article. Go read it. I'll wait.
Done? Good. So, I want to thank Greta Christina for being wise. I don't have to be ashamed of what I like. I can be both a good progressive feminist and write about people getting tied up and beaten. Hathawa's total submission to Antinua is a bit extreme (you'll see a bit more of it in the next release, and a lot more in the backers-exclusive story I started writing), but hot as hell.
I also want to thank Jyeti for defending me against myself. Fuck off, inner demons, I don't need to change to be a good person. And you too, mom, for planting these demons. Love you, but you were wrong about porn being evil. I'll whip fictional women if I please, and keep looking for a girlfriend who wants to try it in real life.*
* I'm not really sure what I want, but I'd like to experiment sometime.**
** I think I have sub-ish tendencies, but, um, I've never gone beyond 1st base.***
*** Now you all know my little secret. I have a pretty vivid imagination, but no experience.