Personal thoughts and stuff
Read up on some of the feelings and/or trivia for any of the stories I've written over the years on this page.
Anime & Cartoon GTS Looking back entries
These entries were originally posted on the AC GTS site. With both VG and AC GTS sites having been closed since October 25 2020 I decided to put the entries for my stories on this page in case the original sites go down in the future.
Devil Pluto's RevengeAuthor: LucybonesSquirrel
Entry posted: March 18, 2017
- Hm, what is there to say about this story? While it may not be the best one out there, I'm glad I came to write on it. The origin of this story actually started by the end of july 2016, back when I was watching a bunch of old Mickey Mouse shorts to look for inspiration to write a new GTS story starring Minnie Mouse. During that time I came to re-discover an episode of Mickey's Mouse Works that was banned from airing in the US due to disturbing scenes. Minnie Takes Care Of Pluto was the official episode title. Prior to this I had begun writing on a story featuring not just Lucy from Lazy Lucy as the giantess, but even characters from video games series, like Wario from the Wario series, and the weasel professor Von Kripelspac from the Nintendo 64 game Conker's Bad Fur Day. One could say it was to be sort of a crossover story. It didn't get very far before being scrapped though(I cancelled it months before I even thought about writing on Devil Pluto's Revenge), and looking at it now, I don't think I ever want to revive that idea again.
Anyway, on to the history on how the development on this story went. After having watching the Minnie Takes Care Of Pluto episode a few times, in august 5 I came to start thinking up a story that besides Minnie and Pluto, also involved Pluto's inner demon and his new assistant Devil Minnie, the latter essentially being Minnie's inner demon. She is an unofficial character by all means. At NO point did I ever consider making her into a GTS. Minnie Mouse was the main focus, and I sticked myself to it. I finished my work on the story in just 3-4 days. The initial title was simply "mickey mouse gts story", while the actual working title was "Minnie Takes Care Of Pluto 2 - GTS Edition". The final title came about when the story was finished, and I now think the final name fits the story better.
Devil Pluto's Revenge borrowed quite a lot of the original episode, and I even gone as far as to write out a scene for the story that has Pluto running on top of the ball of Minnie's mace(that scene DID make it into the story, by the way). The scene itself didn't exist in the original episode, but it was something I've always believed to be true, only to later discover that it was just a false memory.
As for anything that had to be leaved out or changed, I can't recall that much. A few words or sentences may have been changed around or rewritten before the story was finalized. Maybe a scene or two were rewritten slightly, but other than that pretty much no parts of the story were being changed or removed. I believe that everything I had on mind at the time made it into the story.
The reason why I choose a character like Minnie Mouse instead of one of the Disney princesses? Well, I believed that despite her caring and sometimes feisty personality, Minnie could also be big and in charge, voluntarily or not. The other reason being that Minnie had rarely been given the gts treatment, so I set myself out to do something about it.
Devil Pluto's Revenge may not be as well known as most other stories featured on the AC GTS site(this also includes my second Mickey Mouse GTS Story, The Beauty Fashion Contest, which I will talk more about in its own entry), but maybe that's because I was just starting out by then. In fact, I don't think many of the visitors have even been reading it or offering their thoughts on it. Even though I have been writing on my own stories for years, switching over from the "script" format I utilized earlier on to the more common type of storytelling was a bit of a challenge, as I wasn't yet being used to this style. But I realized that if I were to submit a story to the site and it looked more like some sort of script, then it would have been quickly frowned upon by some story authors.
The writing in this story sure was a bit more... how should I say? "compressed", or something like that. What I mean by that is, that the speeches of the characters always tended to start in the very same line of text, even if the narrative text followed the previous line of dialogue. I'm no longer writing my stories that way, since I figured that it'd be better if a character's speech was always being put into a new line.(if you don't understand what I'm saying, just read my stories starting from the first one and then the later ones, and maybe you'll notice the difference) I also didn't write down all of the ideas for the plot of the story from start to finish before writing on it like I do now, and it's a lesson I came to draw from after I wrote on the The Beauty Fashion Contest story.
To close this entry off, I'm holding no ill feelings towards this story, and I'm glad it got made when I still had it on mind. I still chuckle at some of the scenes in the story even to this day, mainly the ones where Devil Pluto(Pluto's evil conscience) have to pay Devil Minnie for every single task he demands of her. One of the comments he makes in the story that still makes me laugh is "You sure like eating other people's money for breakfast, don't ya?". It might just be me though, but I'm sure others maybe found those bits to be good as well. Sure, the story could have been better, but I guess we're all starting somewhere.
The Beauty Fashion ContestAuthor: LucybonesSquirrel
Entry posted: March 18, 2017
- Gosh, where to begin... Don't have much to say about this one really. I actually had some trouble writing on this story. It wasn't as dramatic as the first story was at the near end, but I still find a few things with this story to be rather odd, and several things in the story were borrowed from yet another Mickey Mouse Works episode, "Purple Pluto", the main difference being that Minnie Mouse was going to participate in a "beauty fashion contest", but then it all ends up taking a turn for the worse.
As for how the story progressed... writing on this story proved to be tough, and things started to get messy the more I wrote on it (or tried to write on it). I mostly blame myself for that. If I had just dropped the Mickey Mouse Works universe after finishing the first story I think it could have been more smoothly written, but I choose to write on at least two more stories set in the same universe before breaking ties with it.
It turned out to be a bad choice, as I soon found myself struggling to get the story done, rewriting some parts over and over until they made more sense to me. The ending hadn't even been thought out yet, so for the remainder of the story I just typed up whatever scenarios came to my mind. Ok, the ending wasn't really THAT rushed, but I still feel I could have done it better than it ended up like.
As for cut content or changed scenes... According to my wip documents for this story, aside from lines being rewritten to make more sense, I came to add in another short scene and some other bits here and there to pad out the length. The idea of dividing the story into chapters were also dropped. A few of the scenes also received minor or major edits. Besides Daisy Duck, I even intended to have Clarabelle Cow to appear in the story as one of the contestants, but I decided to leave her out to simplify things. What I forgot to change was a few instances of "others" throughout the last half of the story, the "others" part referring to other possible contestants, despite the fact that it is just Daisy and Minnie participating in the contest.
The story took me over a month to finish, and I was worried I messed it all up because the story changed quite significantly (but not enough to make the plot feel different to what I first had on mind), and some things in the story would appear to be confusing to some. Fortunately nothing serious arised from this, likely because noone leaved any feedback on either my dA page or the forums. Anyway, from this story on I learned an important lesson; ALWAYS write down the plot from start to finish in great detail before working on the story, or you'll struggle with trying to finish the rest of it.
Shrunk at Minnie's HouseAuthor: LucybonesSquirrel
Entry posted: February 22, 2019
- Time for me to look back on another story of mine by now, I suppose. There may not be much for me to say about it since so little stuff got changed, if anything at all, but I figured I take a trip down memory lane anyway.
This story were planned nearly from the get go, beginning with an teaser pic I posted back in 2016 showing a scene that was going to be in an upcoming Mickey GTS story of mine.
Progress on the story took a bit longer than the previous two, mainly because I get sidetracked very easily. At the same time, I also didn't wanna rush it. That was another reason for it being delayed a bit.
I tend to read this story from time to time, along with my wip documents, and from what I can notice there wasn't really any scenes being cut out from the story, nor were there that many changes(excluding spelling/grammar fixes).
There was one thing though that can still be found in some of the wip docs, and it is this single string; "(To be written later)". Not very exciting, and it was just a placeholder for the scene where Mickey has to endure being scrubbed all over Minnie's body when she's taking a bath. A line or two were also slightly rewritten to either make things flow better, or to prevent text from one page continuing into the next one. Some lines were also being removed mostly because I found them redundant. Other than that, the story stayed pretty close to what I originally had on mind.
What I think of the story today... I find it to be all good, even better than The Beauty Fashion Contest. There were a few bits in the story that I thought would earn it a higher age rating, such as Mickey being trapped inside the pajamas pants of Minnie while she is sleeping through the night(I wanted to make the story suitable for all ages, so I had to make sure there weren't anything icky going on in it). Fortunately there were no concerns about those bits, and to my surprise the story was given a G rating which I'm very glad for, since that was the kind of rating I was aiming for in the first place.
Priscilla's Tiny DateAuthor: LucybonesSquirrel
Entry posted: February 22, 2019
- Ah, the story of a date taking an unexpected turn. I still like this story to this day, even if there's a thing or two that I now feel should have been explained a little better.
It all started back in february 8 2017, when I started a topic on the VG/AC GTS forum listing female cartoon/anime characters that had yet to see the GTS treatment. Priscilla from Calimero was the first one listed. Reason I started the topic was because I came to think back on an anime series I used to see bits of on youtube back in 2010, which was the 1992 Calimero series. Seeing as there were no Calimero GTS stories or pics on the site, I felt a bit sorry for Priscilla and decided to do the series some justice.
Since I had put aside my Shrunk at Minnie's House story for the time being, I thought about writing a story based on the Calimero 1992 series. Trying to break away from the Mickey Mouse Works universe, I set out to do something more realistic and try to capture the characters' personalities to my best ability, and only use humor and comedy where appropriate.
Regarding cut content; there wasn't that much stuff being removed from the story, apart from the usual changes in character lines as the story progressed.
One part that strangely didn't make it in was Priscilla picking up the bouquet of tulips Calimero dropped besides her, and then playing a "loves me, loves me not" game by plucking the petals from the flowers one by one. Can't remember why it came to be dropped, to be honest.
Another thing is the scene where Priscilla notices Calimero and starts hitting him with the flowers, thinking he's a wasp. It was instead going to have Priscilla just scream a little upon seeing Calimero, with the latter doing the same, with them both calming down afterwards. Aside from this different scene, things would have progressed in about the same way like the final story. I can't remember why exactly I changed this scene. Maybe it was to make it a bit more funny, or to have something more going on to it.
I'm still satisfied with this story though. Sure, one or another part of the story could have been a little more refined, and the personalities of some characters wasn't really in line with how they acted in the original series, but at least I tried. Calimero also didn't even once say his trademark phrase "But it's an injustice!", but it wasn't really needed for this story. I intend to have him say his phrase a bit more often in newer stories though.
Shrunken CalimeroAuthor: LucybonesSquirrel
Entry posted: February 22, 2019
- Well, what to say about this story... I started on the story in March 25 of 2017, a few weeks after the first Calimero story. The working title was "Blasted n' Shrunk", referring to the device Calimero finds at the start of the story.
The road to finishing it was a bit long, mainly because I hit a wall on what should happen next, and it took me quite a long time to figure out some way to get past this barrier.
I can't think of any cut content for the story... apart from one instance; After the Green Team members have found the tiny Calimero and taken a closer look at the strange gun-like device, the Condor news would then appear on their TV detailing a new discovery on an excavation site; an cave full of glittering crystals in varying colors, and they were looking for a group to make a report about the new discovery. Valeriano would suggest they take this opportunity to make and film the report, leaving their apartment for their new investigation.
This was where I hit the barrier; How would I proceed to write down the rest of the stuff that would follow? After months of no progress, I decided to try and finish the story. After changing the part to instead have them investigate and film an abandoned mine after finding a map in Calimero's bedroom, I managed to finally get over this barrier and just focus on the story. The ending had for most part already been written down on my list of plotlines for stories I've written or will be writing on, so the ending remained largely unchanged.
Looking back on this story, I like it just as much as with the first story. The part where Calimero gets trapped inside one of the small diamonds and turned into Priscilla's necklace I think is a pretty adorable scenario, and makes for a fairly unique ending for the story. I also like the parts where Priscilla is watching over Calimero and caring for him after he's struck by the device Pierrot accidentally triggered.
All in all, I'm very proud of how the story came together, despite the few barriers that came to prevent me from finishing it. But if your goal is to write the best story to possibly ever be, then you'll be more than determined to try overcome any obstacles that would hamper your progress.
Valeriano's Biggest AffectionAuthor: LucybonesSquirrel
Entry posted: February 22, 2019
- Wanting to give the other girls in the Calimero series a chance to grow for a change, in September 27 2017 I set out to do just that.
The plot for the story were being written at almost the same time as my Shrunken Calimero story. I decided to do it that way to speed up progress on my upcoming stories. However, it would take me a great amount of time to finish Shrunken Calimero, and due to a barrier preventing me from progressing on it any further the other story got pushed aside.
I started writing on Valeriano's Biggest Affection a week before I finished my second Calimero story. The reason I choose to make Graziella a GTS was because of an episode of the 1992 series I've been watching quite regularly where Valeriano starts having a crush on the girl from that same episode, the latter who ends up being kidnapped later on. I thought rightfully that after all Valeriano and his friends did to rescue her, that Graziella should return his affections, if only in her own way.
Like my previous stories not much stuff was really being left on the cutting floor. As now seems to become some sort of tradition for me, only one part of the story were rewritten; Instead of having Suzy asking Pierrot whether he's cheating on her, Pierrot would have told Rosita not to mention what she's done in the bathroom, with the other members giving him an angry look after he says his comment.
I finished the story on June 27 2018, and before sending the story I intended to do some proofreading on it. I came to forget about it though, and it would take me until January 27 2019 to have the story fixed up and submitted to the AC GTS site. However, even now I can spot a few minor errors in it, some of them stemming from what I thought would be grammar or spelling fixes, but ended up not looking right to me the more I re-read it.
Just like the previous Calimero stories, I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out. There were a part in the story that I think almost broke the fourth wall, which had Rosita and Graziella fighting each other trying to show who of them are the biggest girl. They then realize that Valeriano has slightly outgrown them, and he even points out to the girls that since they're in a giantess story boys shouldn't be any bigger than the girls. The scene only lasts for a short moment, because at Valeriano's request Rosita soon shrinks him down so he's slightly shorter than them. You can say I sorta wanted to bend on the rules a little, but it was all mostly for humor that I did so.
Anyhow, this story sure took me a bit of time to get out there. I have an fairly easy time of getting sidetracked, so it would only be expected from my side that this story would be delayed. Despite this, I'm glad I came to write on this story. Calimero sure is the kind of series that I would be writing GTS stories for, especially the 1992 series, and will continue to do so. There's a number of story ideas that I yet have to actually start working on, so more Calimero GTS stories might be expected to come from me in the future.
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