Tiny becomes giant trope
Lately I’ve been playing with a scenario that’s a take on the size trope of “tiny becomes the giant”: usually a fairy or a victim of shrinking becomes the giant later in the story and the power dynamic is switched.
It isn’t a revenge story, as they often are (though I do love a good city rampage if it progresses so). Rather, and without going into too much detail, the lady goes out of her way to help him return to normal, they succeed, and it’s revealed that he’s much MUCH larger than expected. It also presents an opportunity for him to return her kindness in all sorts of fluffy and/or spicy ways.
I’ve mentioned before that the older I get, the more my tastes change. This is one of those changes. Anybody else into this trope?
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@miss-lillipants That second one sounds so sweet, the revenge one sounds hot!
@miss-lillipants There are many neat variations on this theme, but with regard to the specific scenario you’re looking at, are both your characters fairy-sized and then later one becomes human-sized? Or is the future giant small enough for a fairy to hold in their hand, such that they eventually grow two “orders of magnitude”?
@Olo in this one, she’s human and he’s a giant who’s been shrunk down small enough for her to carry around. It’s a curse or some sort of punishment to make him learn humility and/or empathy, and they have to figure out how to counter it. He drops hints that give away that he isn’t human, but they’re either too ambiguous or she thinks he’s exaggerating on account of his cockiness.
I’m better at handling F/m and SM content than I was before, but it still makes me uneasy so this first part is limited in sexual content, develops them initially as characters and their relationship and is otherwise a pretty typical “save the shrinkee” story. The second part then establishes that it’s not an immediate or straight reversal of roles. For example, he’s maybe ~10 inches (the size of a statuette or figurine) when shrunk, but humans are finger sized to him at his regular size. Another is that they figure out how to restore him, but they are separated as a result so they’re not together when it happens, and then followed by a time skip of a few years - allows for other kinds of growth and more weight to her reaction come their reunion.
It currently lives rent free in my head so I’m just taking a lot of liberties with elements I don’t usually get to play with.
@miss-lillipants Sounds delightful!
As for handling F/m content, you’ll grow into it.
@miss-lillipants this sounds like a great story. I’d love to read about her reaction to finally seeing him in his true form
If anyone knows the game Shrink High here, I would like too see the main character, Chijinda to grow to an enormous height and get revenge on the vice directer.
I mean, while as in general I like the idea, in practice I’m pretty burned on F/m content, so if I was to write it, I wouldn’t want to do that, either.
There’s a couple of ways I think could get around it (well, outside of it being F/f, which while I’d like more for obvious reasons, probably isn’t what you’re going for): the first is simply… skipping over the F/m parts. Start after the guy is giant again, or as he’s grown back, and feed the SM backstory organically as they interact; Missletowe, back in the old forums, had a story done in that fashion, but that was a pure revenge trip where the guy had been abused until the shrinking machine got fucked up by lightning and flipped the script on his captors (one of who shrunk to nothing).
The other way is… well, don’t have the interaction at all. The guy is a little statue, or something: can’t move, can’t talk, but he can perceive the world around him, to some extent. It works really well in a magic setting, because then the woman thinks he’s a fairy or something, which is something she could naturally expect rather than him being something bigger and just compacted, and she coos over the ‘little guy’ all the time while trying to get him free, and giving him a good impression from his eternal prison… and then when she finally releases him, the giant demon lord sealed away millennia ago, or whatever, pops out, completely unexpected on her part, with neither of them having properly interacted before, but both with positive impressions of the other.
As for handling F/m content, you’ll grow into it.
The other way is… well, don’t have the interaction at all. The guy is a little statue, or something: can’t move, can’t talk, but he can perceive the world around him, to some extent.
I’ve thought of this is a scenario too, and it tends to centre around themes of loneliness, feelings of inadequacy and trying to rebuild (physically, emotionally, etc.) after a major event. Giving him some sort of consciousness still makes me feel some obligation to expand on his perspective, especially if it also adds depth to their eventual relationship (call me a romantic). But I agree - it is a slightly better alternative to engaging with a tiny man character.
I’m not inherently against F/m and SM content. For me, it just comes with a lot of baggage. But if it makes sense to include or adds to the story (even better), then I can put a lot of that baggage aside. I think with this trope, I can then do away with it entirely once the first part ends