Sunday, 8 September 2013

The return

As some of you may know, I published my edited version of "In my younger and more vulnerable days" following the disappearance of the artist a couple of years ago.  She had grown concerned that her nom de plume at that time, Stina Edman, might cause confusion with a 'real life' person of the same name.   Although she very briefly surfaced in mid-2012 with a new identity, that again proved unsatisfactory and she disappeared and again removed any material she published.

I had wanted to ensure that there was some record of her excellent work by presenting here the full version of my adaptation of her "In my younger and more vulnerable days".  When I'd completed the publication of IMYAMVD, I  also started a separate blog with an archive of her work and soem of my adaptations.  Earlier this year, I was contacted by the artist who advised my about her concerns about use of her former nom de plume.  In consequence, I cleaned out most of this site and deleted the Archive.  (Thank you to all those who wrote to me asking what had happened.)

I am pleased to advise that the artist has now fixed on a new identity, Xan Tippa based on the name of Xanthippe, the rather shrewish wife of Socrates ( the 5th century BC philosopher, not the footballer in case of any further confusion or overlaps with real life).  Hence I am going to republish IMYAMVD.  I will take the opportunity to re-edit and correct some errors in last version.

IMYAMVD is the longest of Xan Tippa's works of which I know.  The majority of her projects were quite short.   The longest other projects were 'Butler and Maid wanted', 'Ponzi: The Revenge of the Trophy Wife" and 'A portrait of the artist as a young ponygirl', the latter another of our collaborations.  Most of the artist's works deal with themes of feminisation and sissification.  In many cases the transitions are imposed rather than entered into willingly, at least initially.  Some may find the cruelty in these transitions rather upsetting.  Whilst her sissies often are required to wear cock cages, there are some instances of castration.

In my adaptation of IMYAMVD, I have retained the essential story of the artist's original but I have somewhat softened certain aspects.  In particular I've tried to make Peter more willing and accepting of  his transition.  As many of you will be aware, the title of the artist's works were based on literary works or punning variations.  IMYAMVD is taken from "The Great Gatsby" and you should find some additional overlaps in my text.    I am hoping that at some stage, I will have the time to develop a further adaptation that has further resonances with Fitzgerald's work.

Hope you enjoy.  Please leave comments.