Hiatus Alert

I’ve been occupied for the past few weeks so I’ve been unable to post. Great-granduncle has been hospitalised and several other things have been going on.

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in diapers. I averaged 2 diapers, 20 hours a day for the past weekdays and I think that’s quite ok. The Tena Slips hold quite a bit. But I’ve been buying them at undiscounted prices, cos the usual places I go are too far from school.

Also, I’m taking part in the ongoing Halloween Story Contest at the ABDL Story Forum. I won’t say which story it is that I wrote to be fair to the others, though some aspects may give it away. Please do check out the page, there are very good entries there indeed. Polling has not opened yet but when it does, please vote for the story that you like 🙂

The exam season is approaching and I should stop fooling around, so you won’t be seeing much of me. I’m expecting my next post to be on the 3rd of Dec, so that’s quite a break.

Take care people and all the best to those taking their exams too!

– Selv

Diaper Stories

I’ve been watching the ABDL story scene for a while now. And there seems to be a decline in this area. Either that or everyone’s posting somewhere else.

ADISC suffered a dearth in its stories forums when they did their overhaul. The Stories forum was made private such that only logged-in members could view them, and many of the good quality older stories got removed. Was it necessary to do a blanket deletion of all the stories just to weed out the stories containing underaged characters?

The mods themselves have mentioned that underaged people were barred from the site only on a just-in-case basis. So they may have their reasons for it, but overall, it caused a loss in many good stories. The good thing is, many people reposted their stories. The bad thing is, after the initial hype died down, there were fewer contributions. Today, there are but a few regulars frequenting that forum, way quieter than during its heyday. There are good stories and good writers, but there are poorly written stories as well.

Then there is the abdl story forum (ASF). As far as I can tell the mods didn’t do any major tweaking, but the effect the same is with ADISC – few regulars, few stories, some are rotten potatoes. From what I see, it’s been a slow decline over there at ASF. They used to have story competitions, but they have been discontinued in the previous few years due to lack of participation.

Having said that, they are having another go at it. They’re hosting a Halloween story writing contest, with separate categories for scary and non-scary stories so if you want to warm yourself up for NaNoWriMo, do give it a shot!

There’s the Daily Diapers forum but I haven’t been scanning through that. And then there’s ABDL Stories Homestead, where many stories are very very similar to each other. Let’s not forget Deviantart, which mixes in artwork with storytelling. Deviantart as far as I can tell from an outsider, is doing well with regards to the ABDL scene. But that’s because people want to see pictures.

Which leads me to wonder, why?

The thought that comes to mind is the proliferation of social media. For us ABDL’s, that would mainly be Tumblr, Instagram and Snapchat. With varied content available on these platforms, people are able to interact directly with each other, but at a cost – girls are getting harassed. Guys hiding behind a keyboard are spewing filth at these people(girls and guys), just because they can be anonymous. Sure, it is just a small group. But these so-called ‘content creators’ will tone down as a result, and then everyone suffers.

But back to the topic of ABDL stories.

With these social media platforms offering netizens more of what they want to see, traditional forums and story forums are seeing a decline. Which is what I think is the main cause of the decline in stories – the lack of forum users leads to a lack in stories. A lack in stories leads to the lack in members critiquing. A lack of discussion then leads to authors changing their platforms. I know of at least one writer who has experienced this, and I’m that person.

Beyond that, we must acknowledge that people are also seeking to publish their writings online, either in e-book format or in other pay-to-view arrangements. With e-publishers like Smashwords, Amazon, Lulu and others, it is very easy to go online. Reaching readers can be a problem but otherwise the monetary incentive is a big draw for authors who have that calibre.

While I’m not expecting a total, irreversible decline of the story forums, that is what it is looking like now. The thing is, we can’t force people to write. Like any creative work, it takes time and mood to concoct a good story. It would be easy for me to say ‘hey, just organise a competition with attractive prizes and people will participate’, but as noted, participation rates are low.

Ultimately, the motivation to write comes from the demand that readers supply. Some write for fun, but arguably the best things come from author and auteurs who receive renumeration. #rowling #spielberg

NaNoWriMo is coming in 2 months. If not for my uni exams, I would be taking part in it.

– Selv

Additions To My Blog

Hi guys and girls,

I’ve been adding a few things to the site, thought I’d put them in a post in case you’ve missed some of them.

I’ve added 2 Diaper Reviews, Dr. P Basic and Certainty. The Certainty review doesn’t have pictures because I seem to have misplaced them, so I’ve altered my usual template.

I’ve also added a new section, which I’m calling Semi-articles. It is a collection of some of my blog posts which I feel that ABDLs will be interested in, for easy reading. A gentle reminder that while I’ve done my due research, the opinions contained within these posts are mine and do not necessarily reflect other people’s views.

I’ve added a few blogs to my list in the Useful Links. Do take a look at their blogs!

I’ve updated my Tumblr Short Stories. It is growing very slowly.

It’s a small site, with a small readership. But I feel that it is worth the effort. Thank you for reading my thoughts.

– Selv

Teaser Snippet

I’ve been working on the sequel to my first story, and hopefully I can keep my promise and publish it at the start of next year.  To those who haven’t read the original, I invite you to read the story in it’s entirety at ADISC or here.

We have read about The Girl Who Wondered If Only, how about now we read about The Parent Who Wondered If Only.

Mr Tan may have felt frustrated when he shouted at his college-bound daughter, but seeing her walking around wearing the crinkling garment strengthened his resolve slightly.

“Girl, stand up”.

Quickly putting down her pillow, she rose to her feet. Her father had returned to his spot.

“Take off your diaper.”

His words caught her off guard.

“B-but Dad..”

“NOW!”, he roared.

Some Catching Up To Be Done

Just some thoughts.

I wanted to buy some Banitore diapers but it seems that Prime Supermarket has pulled them from it’s shelves! I’ve tried at least 3 outlets, and all don’t carry the Banitore diapers any more! What’s more, they don’t carry other brands of adult diapers that they used to. Instead the only adult diapers they carry is the Tena Value diapers. Odd. But the thing is WHERE NOW CAN I GET MY BANITORE DIAPERS? *Hugs pillow*

My Tumblr account has been rather inactive, maybe it’s time I start posting/re-posting stuff.

I’ve started work on my sequel to The Girl Who Wondered If Only, and the biggest snag I foresee is the age requirement of the character. Hopefully I can sort it out by year’s end, and put it up on ADISC and/or ASF by the start of next year. Speaking of stories, I will post the next chapter of You Didn’t See Anything, Charissa tonight. (It was formerly known by it’s working title: Jason and Charissa)

An official announcement – I’ve finally put up my Tena Slip Super diaper review. I finally got my (diapered) ass down and sorted out the images, so there you go, do click on the link if you wish to find out more about these diapers.

– Selv