Moving Things Along

I’ve been home for a second week now and I’ve not done much of the creative things I’ve set out to do.

Truth is, when you are at home all the folks make you do stuff. At times you just want to say no, but 75% of the time it will be me who eventually has to do that particular task. From bringing out grandma for appointments to doing X number of (non-regular) household tasks. I don’t really want to complain, but when it is lumped together in one go it can be a bit depressing. Siblings aren’t lifting a helping finger either.

But I have been doing some work. I have managed to plan out what content is coming out and when. Things are taking time to start up, but I want to create a buffer of sorts before I start posting.

My Tumblr Short Stories initiative is currently stuttering and sputtering. I really need to place my ass on my seat and make sure that I produce at least one story a week for people to read. That is going to be my income giver and I must admit that I’m messing this up. So starting today I’ll start posting one story a week at least.

Coming to Patreon, you guys may have noticed how quiet things are down there. I’ll admit that it’s much MUCH harder than I thought it would be but then again I am to blame for the slow pace as well. So I’ve come up with a little something to move things along.

The premise of the entire Patreon venture was to start off an Animated series. Things are going slow, but it is moving. I will start off with a series of test sequences to get my drawing and animation skills up to par first.

I will be creating a series of polls to kickstart this right here. So do look out for them this coming saturday onwards.

– Selv

 

 

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Are Control Plus Diapers Back?

Wish those celebrating today a happy Vesak Day! Hope the rest of you good rest today.

I was in Guardian pharmacy the other day. It was a routine grocery trip but since I was alone I sort of detoured past the diaper section, and I did a double-take. For right in front were the packages of Control Plus diapers!

The shop wasn’t crowded so I took a closer look. The packaging was as I remembered it from way back in 2014, but something seemed different. I couldn’t see if the diapers themselves were plain or had a design but I didn’t really want to prod a pack of diapers too much in public.

Something telling was the fact that these diapers were displayed on the 2m high shelf – a prime spot in retail. I didn’t see any of its sister diapers though – the Control Plus Overnight diapers.

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Control Plus diapers in a Guardian Pharmacy in May 2018

I compared this photo with a package of diapers I bought in 2014 and the packaging is identical. Perhaps, it really has been resurrected – there seems to have been enough demand from customers for a major retail chain to want to restock these, and it seems that the Control Plus brand was never really dead these past few years.

I had noted earlier this year when I was doing my Guardian diaper review that some promotions that Guardian pharmacy was running suggested some sort of shift in their diaper sales. But I’ll admit that seeing the Control Plus diapers back on Guardian shelves was something unexpected, especially when you note that they are still retailing their own store-brand diapers.

It remains to be seen if these diapers have truly made a come back for the long-term, and if other retailers, chain outlets to specialty stores, will start to carry them again. I will have to wait till school starts to try these out, but when I do, I will write about it.

– Selv

Clearing Up at Home

I have been up and about for the past few weeks, fresh off the end of my semester exams. Now that I sit to write this I’m kind of surprised at how time flies really quickly.

The day after my last paper I jetted off to Java, Indonesia to visit another 2 volcanoes – Mount Bromo as well as Mount Ijen. This wasn’t a diapered escapade though, but I did travel with a group. I have always travelled solo but travelling with a group was a little scary cos I didn’t know them and they seemed to know each other.

Returning to Singapore I had a 2 month backlog of home matters to tackle. I have moved out of my school hostel for the holidays and am now home. My parents and grandma just caught hold of me and made me do a tonne of things ranging from bringing them to places to fixing certain things in the house. I just felt like a personal chauffeur and plastic bag carrier at certain points.

Then there was the little tornado labeled ‘little cousin’ which wreaked havoc on the remaining peace and quiet. My 8 year old cousin spends her afternoons after school at my place where my grandma takes care of her till her parents pick her up. Of course, she clung onto me and demanded me to occupy her and being the person that I am, I was forced to oblige. Brought her to an art shop yesterday to get things to occupy her, my wallet feels lighter now.

I think now is the point where I get to sit down and really focus on several of the things I said I will do. I chose not to work full-time for the first half of the holidays specifically for this reason and I hope that I can lay the foundations to achieve that elusive goal – an ABDL cartoon. I’m working on a fixed schedule for my tumblr and patreon to make sure that content comes out regularly and on time. I am working part-time of course, I still need to pay bills.

You may catch my latest review of the Fairprice Extra Care diapers right here.

– Selv

Why Am I Creating

Hi guys, I must apologize, It’s exam season again and I’m very tied for time.

Some of you have asked me why I decided to start a Patreon page. To be very frank I knew that I would have to struggle a lot to compete with other writers out there. The writing world is tiny compared to other forms, and the ABDL corner of it is but a sliver of that pool. 

But others have seen success, such as Allerted and Elibean. I cannot say that my track is different from them – not yet anyway – but I will admit that they have inspired me to try this out.

I’ve been passionate about ABDL-centric media. I’ve been a fan of Cushypen and I’ve read many many ABDL stories. I did try my hand in writing a couple of stories and I fell in love with it.

But I wanted more. I wanted to see an ABDL production – a cartoon perhaps. I knew it would be a far off dream because not many of us have the artistic talent AND animation skills AND storytelling skills. I certainly don’t have all three. Yet I want a product of such a dream. As they say, if you want it, you’ve got to get it.

My Patreon is a platform for me to build my animation skills and to sharpen my storytelling skills. The obvious truth is to make quality content you need training and software. And my idea was that if I could give some extras to my patrons in exchange for their funding, I could better myself.

What are these extras? A patron-only story every fortnight is something I hope my Patrons will enjoy. The first proper short-story is out this Thursday and it’s something that I’m sure will resonate with ABDLs from conservative families. 

The other things currently scheduled include access to character maps and plot outlines, as well as access to selected drafts. Then I plan to do polls from time to time to get your feedback on what you guys want. The real fun and games will start this June when I start asking for your opinions on ABDL cartoons, which I have started work on. 

Currently you don’t see any because it’s exam period, but I’m planning a deluge of stuff this coming end-May. 

My end of the month diaper review is here, this month I am reviewing the Guardian Comfort and Care Slip Diaper. You can read it here.

Finally, it is with regret that I must announce a blog posting hiatus. You will still see Sunday Tumblr Short Stories, as well as this coming thursday’s Patreon short-story. I may take a few days to get back to your emails and DMs.

I thank you guys once again for your support.

– Selv

Find Me On Patreon

Have been thinking about this for months now and I decided to take the plunge.

I am now on Patreon!

I have been putting out several ABDL stories for some time now, and while I will continue to post them publicly on Tumblr and ABDL forums, Patreon will give me a revenue avenue so that I can continue to write.

My Patrons will definitely be able to access content which will be exclusive. From idea polls to behind-the-scene character maps, Patrons will get some insights into my stories. I have 4 pledge tiers, the basic level of which unlocks 1 short story every fortnight.

And to start off, I’m posting a 3-chapter micro novella which I had written some years back. Thereafter I will commence my fortnightly postings.

I really hope that you guys will support me on this journey, I will explain my objectives this Saturday so do keep a lookout for it.

https://www.patreon.com/selvstories

– Selv

My Interview with Rice Media

I was thinking of what diaper reviews I should do next. I need to review and write them before the semester ends, before I return home for the summer holidays. I was settling on Fairprice Extra Care as well as Guardian Tape-on diapers, maybe another. Thing is, once I’ve done these, I’d have covered all the common tape-on brands. I could move on to the more ‘speciality’ type ones like Abena or Lille SupremFit, which do retail at homecare shops.

Anyway, some of you might have seen my interview with Rice Media. I was a little apprehensive when they approached me given the small controversy that was ongoing at the time as well as their journalistic angle. It was supposed to be an article about ABDLs in Singapore but I’m guessing due to the lack of responses, the writer decided to focus on me.

She was very professional and assured me of anonymity. Since it initially was going to be about Singapore ABDLs I agreed to the interview. It was a little surreal getting interviewed – I had always imagined high achievers getting such an honour – but it was a professional exchange.

I told her that I can’t speak for most of the Singapore community but I could share my own experience, which I did. But she did end up taking the ‘juicy’ parts of the transcript and she went in that angle. I knew it was going to happen but I decided to let it play out. She was kind enough to let me read a draft though, and I pointed out some minor details a gesture which I appreciate.

The article went into some details about the ABs, DLs etc and used some pictures from diaper sites. She did write that I have a diaper fetish even though I did explain to her that I don’t find diapers sexual, but otherwise she stuck to the script.

We know that we ABDLs are a misunderstood bunch, but I decided to speak because this was a chance to let others know that we aren’t weirdoes or paedophiles – we are just normal people leading normal day lives and jobs, and that what we do in the privacy of our homes is our own choice that is harmless.

Major announcement coming up tomorrow, will be elaborated on Saturday!

– Selv

Old Attends

I was browsing through Youtube diaper ads again and I found this old Attends ad. It’s way back from 1990, before I was even born. It’s kind of interesting to see how diapers have evolved, and the Adult Diaper industry is no different.

Attends produced beltless products, which some thought were a hassle to put on and instead introduced their ‘stick on to the underwear’ type. This blurred the line between a diaper and an incontinence pad – which companies were hoping would reduce the stigma surrounding them. They even went the extra length by using CGI to animate their competitor’s product to make the beltless Attends seem more user-friendly.

Anyway here’s the ad:

– Selv

 

Entering My 25th Year

Chasing a girl is hard work. But when you’ve decided to let her go and she still wanders into your path, then it gets harder to stick to your initial decision.

I had an eye for this girl some time back. We were members of this university cultural club. I tried to catch her attention, and I did, but at some point we had the awkward chat and I understood that we could not get together for some reasons involving her family. It wasn’t a big blow or anything as I had foreseen and prepared myself for such an outcome. Yet, fate kept pushing us together, numerous times.

The most recent of which involved an event which she was helping to organise. The committee had wanted to sing a song to begin the event, and to make it less dry, she had come up with the idea of putting a montage together with the song’s lyrics. The committee then tasked her with creating this montage. So far so good, except that she had never used video editing software before.

She could have easily approached her other closer friends, people who were very skilled in videography. But she approached me, a person she barely spoke to. Why? My guess is that because I had done a similar project the year before when I was still in the club. But I didn’t get it. Isn’t it better to approach your own subordinates whom you are closer to and are, in this case, without doubt better qualified?

But she insisted that I teach her how to do the montage. As we had differing schedules, I essentially created a 3 part video tutorial (in 20 minutes haha) and gave her some storyboard ideas. And from the final product it is evident that she closely followed the tutorial.

She texted me several times to trouble shoot things, and after completing each draft, asked me to review it, which I did. But again, it was a weird thing to do, to ask a committee outsider for their comments. But I pointed out the little details and helped out where I could. After all, she is my friend.

I’m not trying to say that maybe she still harbours feelings for me, that’s why she asked me for help. Nor that the montage came out because of my input. Actually she did most of the work herself. But why ask me for tips?

Come show day, I arrived on time. She was with the rest of the committee, who were receiving guests and she quickly waved at me and smiled before turning to the next person. Alright, maybe I’ll speak to her after the event, I thought to myself.

So we settled down at the back of the huge auditorium with my group of friends. As they began the event, the emcees introduced the intro song, she and another comes up to sing it! She had created the lyrical montage and she was also singing it? Why didn’t she tell me?

Those 2 minutes were awkward, to say it simply. I kept thinking, what could have been if only we had broken the family barrier. It didn’t help one bit that she kept glancing and smiling at me throughout the song. Remember, the auditorium was big and I was a distance away.

As we sat down, I was wondering if she had been looking at our group of mutual friends instead. Or perhaps she was looking at her parents and little niece. But those piercing eyes had looked directly at me, and those groups were not in her line of sight.

I’ve always wanted a girl to look at me that way. It wasn’t the first time she looked at me this way. But each time she did, it was a solemn reminder that we may never be together, and I found myself looking away.  She is this goody two-shoes person who has a high standing amongst her peers, and here I was, a diaper boy, waiting for the rains to pour in the Sahara. Yea, I feel that I could be her equal on several parameters, but the family factor really killed it.

Cos I know from observing my family, a girl without her parents support will never be happy, and I didn’t want to disturb that equilibrium of hers for me. Besides, she’ll probably marry a high standing doctor or lawyer, who cares about engineers these days. And all of these doesn’t factor in my inherent ABDL wish list in a girl, which I frankly, have no idea whether I should keep or throw.

My only thought at this moment is that the correct girl will show herself when the time is right. And until that day arrives, I just have to study hard and shore up my finances.

– Selv

New Review Up

Hi guys,

I was surfing the internet last weekend when I came across this amazing video of an ‘anti translation’. The author has tried to translate the famous french song Non Je Ne Regrette Rien, but as you can expect, the outcome is hilarious! You can watch this here:

Been rushing with my quizzes this past week, more coming next week but can’t really stop now!

In case you guys have missed it, here’s my Super Seni Diaper Review

And my most recent Tumblr short story – Safe Jungle Water

Selv Travels

Hi guys,

It’s been a busy week of sorts, both in school and in my writing space. I’ve been trying to catch up on my work as mush as possible as there are a ton of tests headed my way. But that’s student life for you.

I’ve also been preparing some stuff behind-the scenes, some new initiatives are headed this way this month of April. Those of you who have been paying keen attention will know that I’ve been hinting at certain things, and this month some of them are coming to life, the first of which is happening tomorrow.

I am pleased to announce the launch of my travel blog – Selv Travels.

Selv Travels is a collection of my travels over the years. Did you like reading my blogposts about my diapered escapades around the region? Then you would definitely enjoy reading about them, this time in greater depth and with more photos.

Tomorrow, to serve as a soft launch, I’ll post my first blog at noon, and I will be posting every 2 days for about 2 weeks. Do keep a lookout then and there for for updates on my travels. It is an ABDL Travel blog, that serves as an album of sorts of my travels. Do give it a look, and don’t forget to follow it if you would like to follow me on my travels!

As for dlselv@SG, it will be business as usual here, not to worry about that 🙂 I will continue to post at least once a week on a variety of topics centred around my DL lifestyle as well as on happenings in the general ABDL community.

At this juncture I wish to thank you, reader, once again for your continued support!

– Selv