Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A Few Thoughts

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about monetization models for my work.  I know I've done this before (with varying degrees of success), but from time to time, I get it into my head that it would be nice to be able to make a living doing what I like to do (writing these sorts of stories).  And please don't think this is going to be me begging for money again; it's not.  If you want to donate, please do so, but this isn't another plea for financial assistance.  What it is, however, is the discussion of an idea (which I hope will garner at least some level of participation). 

So without further ado, here's the idea:

I don't watch that much porn, but like a lot of you, I do partake of my fair share.  I know I'm not alone, because the porn industry is easily the most monetarily successful branch of the entire entertainment business.  So clearly, they're doing something right.  The problem, as I see it, is that none of said porn seems to be built specifically for people like us - fans of story-based transgender porn.

Look - I know it's practically a running joke, putting story into pornography.  I get that.  But why can't we demand something a little more than a scene of two people fucking?  Give us a little backstory.  Show us a bit of motivation.  Sure, it's hot that that woman's being led around on a leash (for example), but who is she? How does that humiliation affect her life?  Just a bit of history would give the scenes so much more depth.  The same can be applied to our preferred brand of smut. 

If you want to see what I'm talking about, compare my captions to the ones you see on Tumblr.  A sexy picture with a few words on it - that's the extent of their "story". 

So this is what, in a perfect world, I'd like to do:  create (my brand) of porn for the story-minded person.  Of course, it would focus on TG elements - forced feminization, gender role reversal, etc. - and I would strive for a similar level of quality (and length) achieved by the producers of the "Blacked" series of videos. 

I know that's a tall order, and I have absolutely no idea how to do it.  I don't have the money to start anything like that up, and I'd be lying if I said I knew how to make something like that happen.  So any suggestions would be extremely helpful.

I have considered creating a Kickstarter for a fledgling production company, but I don't even know if that's something they'd allow.  Anyway - let me know what you guys think. 




15 comments:

  1. wow, i totally agree. the only reason i even like Blacked is because they have a good focus on story. that doesn't require any level of overacting that is typically seen in bigger porn names like brazzers. I actually can perfectly visualize your writing in real porn. A site I found is transsensual.com. I had seen a video of theirs with Chelsea Poe as a Ts student who has an affair with her teacher and her teacher's husband http://www.transsensual.com/en/dvd/My-TS-Student/28154.

    I would think that maybe approaching the site with some material to work with would lead somewhere, I also think Kink.com would work, either way I really hope this ends up great for you being a fan I'd love to see your work with some real actresses. personally hoping to see Alexa Scout acting out any of your stories would be a dream come true.

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    1. That's actually really good! I like the ideas behind a few of those videos, but I think it could use a little more variety (in theme). And I'd love to see a more established "forced feminization" vibe rather than the "confident transgender woman" idea. I'd love to get in touch with whoever makes those videos to give my (admittedly amateur) input.

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  2. While I do enjoy your captions, I don't think you will be able to make something people would want to pay for. One thing that I noticed over the month checking your captions is you tend to repeat certain themes over again, such as the character remembering how it all went wrong or the wife convincing/bullying the husband to crossdress on magical femland where all guys dress that way. Repeating certain themes is fine if it's free but it would be a much bigger disappointment when you paid for the content.

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    1. I appreciate your opinion, but I don't necessarily agree with it. There's enough variety in theme (forced fem via various methods, hypnosis, gender role reversal, etc.) to give the accompanying visuals the extra spice to set it apart. However, I do agree that my themes/stories have gotten a little stale over the course of writing literally thousands of captions. My only excuse is that I tend to write huge batches of captions in one sitting (usually 15-20), and they tend to run together in terms of style, themes, and stories. Maybe I am a one-trick pony (as it were), but I think there's an audience for that sort of thing - especially if it's a part of a well-produced, visually interesting film. But I do appreciate your opinion. I'll certainly take it into consideration as I figure out if I want to give the idea a go.

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  3. Why Kicmstart when you have fans that would be willing to help? Remember, Youtube "producer" here?

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    1. Whatever route I ended up going would require start-up cash to pay performers, buy equipment, etc. I don't have that kind of money, so I'd have to raise it somehow.

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  4. One obvious person to PM and ask advice from would be Miss Mako.
    Here's a link to her Youtube site:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/MakoDap
    Hope that's of some help.

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  5. Sounds like a dream come true to me! I know I'd certainly pay money for it.

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    1. I think there are (at least) a few people who would. The question is whether or not the (admittedly limited) demand could justify production costs.

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  6. Have you considered Patreon? You could interact more directly with the fanbase and use whatever incentives you see fit to draw people in.

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    1. I have. I'm considering all forms of crowdfunding.

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  7. Let me apologise for my english. It isn't my native language. I have difficulties with building my own sentences, but i believe you will be able to understand me. Thank you for your efforts if you decide to read.
    It would be hard to define your target auditory. Let's begin with description of who the people in your captions or possible future porn are. If you call tham males, who got transformed, but still are males with altered bodies (no matter how) - it is one kind of porn. If everyone talks to them as to females, but they still think of themselves as males - it is another kind. If they think about themselves as a females - thats a third kind. If they are something in between females and males, some kind of "third gender", it is a fourth kind. If it is a previous kind plus some objectivation, like they are less humans than actual males or females - it is a fifth kind. And you know, i really like the third kind and i really dislike all other kinds of porn or captions. Why i like your captions is because i can sometimes apply my fantasy and tell myself that it is about my kind of stories - but often the words you use in captions simply do not allow me that.
    And as i observe all this themes i find that it is pretty common - that people who like one or two kinds of porn i described are the ones who strongly dislike any other kinds, it is like a frustration. I may be wrong, but as for me, a transsexual girl, other kinds often trigger my dysphoria, and though i understand that my case is more a rarity than a rule, i met many people for who it works almost the same way even though they dont have any dysphoria.
    I'm not trying to make things complicated, but i want to tell you that there are many little types of porn inside that big type "anything with TG elements", and it can be hard to make porn for everyone, but else your production will easily become very specific.

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    1. As to the different types of themes you're talking about, I see no reason that there can't be a good variety - just like this blog. I may latch onto one theme or the other for a time, but I do try to keep it mixed up (though there are a few things I'm just not into). If I had to specialize, I think it would be a focus on the "forced" feminization theme because there simply isn't much else out there that does that.

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  8. While I think I like and would support this idea, I'm less interested in your more racist( not sure of another word to use) captions and stories. It's not that I mind interracial pairings or models, being in an interracial relationship myself, but I just can't stand the focus on black men being stronger and superior to white ones. I'm sure I'm not the only black sissy out there who feels marginalised by these captions and stories, and the references to Blacked worried me, so I wanted to check that this would be more like your regular captions.

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    1. Oh - I only used to "Blacked" to describe the quality I'd go for. It has nothing to do with theme.

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