Thursday, January 19, 2017

Updates and the H-space MGB in 2017

My original plan was to hit 2017 running, and that happened... if you count tripping on your shoelaces and faceplanting on the ground so hard you knock the Earth out of orbit.

Ugh.

I was going to go back to logging word counts on Twitter.  As you haven't seen any word count tweets on Twitter you can assume January has not been a productive writing month for poor Hydra.

There are reasons for this - a bad medical diagnosis for a family member (it was expected), other work on the side eating up time, a bout of winter flu striking just when I thought I'd cleared it all - but I won't bore people with the details as they're irrelevant.

I have been considering what to do with the H-space Monster Girl Bestiary.  On the one hand, I really like how the background stuff is shaping up and how it slots into the wider universe I've hinted at in other stories.  On the other, the short stories have been gradually creeping up in length to the point I find it hard to keep to the weekly schedule and get other things written.

The and is the important thing here.  I enjoy writing the short H-space stories, but I can't for the life of me think of how to properly monetise them, and as vulgar as it is to talk about money, it is essential if I want to continue doing this.  Maybe Patreon?  It is something I've been considering, but I don't want it taking too much focus away from the novels and short story collections, which is what does pay the bills.  (And I definitely don't want to make readers wait as long for Succubus Summoning 301 as they had to wait for 201!)

January is pretty much a bust at this point, so I'll use what's left of it to work on putting a stockpile of new stories together.  My plan is to start posting new Bestiary stories from the beginning of February onwards.  The one change is I'll post new ones every two weeks rather than every week.  I have a strange relationship with self-imposed deadlines.  They're a great productivity aid for me up until the point when I get too close to the end of the treadmill and then everything locks up.  A fortnightly schedule might avoid that problem as well as giving me adequate time to sink my teeth into longer projects (like Succubus Summoning 301 and mystery Nicole novel).

So, the H-space Monster Girl Bestiary isn't going away.  You don't need to worry about it suddenly going on hiatus (like some other projects I'm also eager to rescue this year).  I have too many monster girl ideas for starters!

The other thoughts I'm having is how to give the setting a little more depth.  As you might have gathered, I love writing me some death-by-snu-snu, but it does have limitations if the humans are killed on sight in every new region they enter.  I think it's time to give the poor beleaguered soldiers some "friends".

No, this probably won't turn out too well for them.  😈

Anyway.  I'm still alive, but expect January to be quiet with some kind of normal service resuming in February.

58 comments:

  1. 10-4 good buddy. Stay healthy and keep focused.

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    1. Hey mjm are you going to continue writing? I read all of them, they're so good you gotta write more. I'm sure I speak for many when I say please continue!

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  2. If you do go with Patreon, you could sell the right to vote for upcoming projects. It wouldn't take any time away from your writing and would give your most loyal readers the ability to support you on a constant basis.
    -DD

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    1. That's a possibility. Still thinking of how I could make Patreon work (and so glad I didn't launch it for January given how January turned out!)

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    2. Could use patreon for voting on Monster Girl Profiles and stories. The Stories Dont need to be released at the same time as the profiles so you could split it up. Something like you about 3 Monster girl profiles a Month and then people vote on which story is prioritized first.
      You could also use voting to get ideas on what types of Monsters Girls you could make for H-space or throw at Phil next.

      Also hope you keep Adriana around as a side character/human friend for Phil was sad you killed off Darvill when it seemed it looked like you were going somewhere with him for story stuff. Having just Scrite be the only repeat human character(and kinda antagonist) in a school feels like Phils not really surrounded by dozens of other warlocks if all he keeps running into are other Demons and no new humans to befriend or try to kill him.

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  3. Thanks for giving us an update.

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  4. Thanks for the update. And hearing there will be a "Succubus Summoning 301" is the best news I've heard all week. I really enjoyed 201, especially those final few chapters.

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  5. Maybe considering turning the H-Space Beastiary series into it's own Short Story Collection Series? A large enough collection of them would mean you could justify charging a little more than the normal short story collections you've been putting out. It'd be better if you could pictures done up of each of the Monsters, but that'd probably be unlikely and difficult to accomplish.

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  7. I'd love to see these in a book of short stores.

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    1. If the H-Space stories were available as an ebook collection, I would buy it as well.

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    2. I'll look into it. I think it needs art and probably a more pictorial style (fake Classified documents and such). It's possible I'm being a little too ambitious - maybe better to run it out as a short story collection (with connecting pieces) and then use the sales of that to pay for a more deluxe version a few years down the line.

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  8. What if Bate has an h-space futanari ally? Hmmm

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    1. Unfortunately, futanari is one of my few major turn-offs. I can't see myself writing it any time soon. I welcome anyone to go ahead and tackle it within the H-space setting though - it would definitely be present there.

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    2. I'm gonna try writing one up though - probably.will have inflation..

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  9. It would be interesting to read stories where the main characters would be women. I think it would make a new topic

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    1. It would, but unfortunately I lack the writing chops to do a decent job of it. I think those stories need to be written by someone with a vagina to get the right heat level.

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  10. Mr.Hydra I hope this Cheer you up! I ask a Gentleman call ArbuzBudeshn(http://www.hentai-foundry.com/user/ArbuzBudesh/profile). Who make a popular web comic call Price of Freedom(http://www.hentai-foundry.com/pictures/user/ArbuzBudesh/315753/Price-for-freedom.-Page1). I ask him last month if I can commission him to draw Nyte. So here you go!
    Nyte( http://sta.sh/04p5mcrs7b5)

    Nyte naked(http://sta.sh/0aw9z42gygf)

    Nyte 2(http://sta.sh/01d1od0w6ja9)

    Nyte 2 Naked(http://sta.sh/0zn2l5lrvnk)

    Tell me which version is closer to your description,and which one you like! Btw I think Lady Wolf can give Nyte a run for her money!

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    2. Here the gallery.
      http://ludedwolf.deviantart.com/gallery/

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    3. Nice! Oddly, I've never really described Nyte's horns that well. I thought I had, but I just checked all her stories and realised I've given you nothing more to go on other than she has horns.

      Time to rectify that I reckon - they're the traditional devil horns. That's closest to my mental picture.

      I think I'll go and Price of Freedom a look. Talk of a Lady Wolf has piqued my interest. :)

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    4. Nice!!! Let me know what you think of it. I'm serious when I say Lady Wolf might give Nyte a run for her money. Because I don't know which one is more scary. The Leather Clad Succubus with the eyes Blacker then the abyss,or the calm yet insatiable appetite of a demon! BTW Nurse Honey,Rosa,and Verde there art is in work as I speak when it releases I'm not sure.

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    5. I caught up with Price of Freedom on g-e-hentai. Lady Wolf is definitely very Nyte-esque. Will be interesting to see how that series pans out.

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    6. I'm glad you like it. In a fight between Lady Wolf and Nyte who do you think will win?;) But that not important right now. Two things first may I ask what Cerulea looks like? Nurse Honey,Verde,and Rosa is being work on.Cerulea I couldn't figure out what she looks like no matter how much I read. Second thing is I think I figured out a way to get your Patreon up and running without taking away to much time from you.

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    7. In her loli form she looks like a young girl with spiky blue hair and curled horns (Hers are the ram-type horns rather than devil horns). Her eyes are red and while she looks innocent most of the time, occasionally her eyes will betray her as being extremely old and wise.

      She's never seen nude or having sex in this form. (She might push the innocence to lure paedophiles, but the gap between her having no clothes and unspeakably horrible things happening to the paedophile is very short.)

      Her best pin-up form is likely the sex goddess one seen at the orgy at the end of SS 101. Picture a comic-book super-hero amazon, add a little to the bust, and that's her. Her skin is also blue in this form and her hair is long and flowing (the horns are still the same).

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  11. I wanted to share this to a fellow monstergirl fan this is a preview of the upcoming MonMusu OVA this month http://www.dlsite.com/maniax/announce/=/product_id/RJ190721/?medium=twitter&program=on_announce&source=workpost_announce&utm_campaign=twitter&utm_medium=sns&utm_content=workpost_announce

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    1. Been tracking this as soon as I heard about it. I don't know if it will be any good, but it's great that there's enough interest for someone to make it in the first place.

      Also, it's really weird Luka having a voice... :)

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    2. The question is the voice actor who doing Luka will he(or she)be the person? I mean Luka is no Link! Then again having Luka only making grunting, groaning,and moaning sounds might not be bad.)

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  12. Well you can stop beating around the bush HYDRA. We all know your real name is Phil and the reason you haven't written the 301 arc yet is that it is still in the process of happening to you. So why don't you (in the process of saving time) dictate it to Verde. I fear if you have Rosa write it it will burn up. Byte will probably rip it up and Nurse Honey would get it all sticky. Who knows what cerulea would do to it possibly go off on a tangent or several.
    Now as for patreon. I know several would support you and have been asking you to get on there. Why wait?
    We all love your stories... Umm the true ones too. Do things on your time. We will wait.

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    1. Reading your comment reminded me that we were promised a sex scene with Rosa. I'm waiting patiently...for now.

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    2. It was a deliberate running joke that poor Rosa got no action in 201. This will not be the case for 301. The only problem is figuring out how Phil survives the scene.... ;)

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    3. Yes I am interested in that as well since Verde essentially brought phil back from the dead. Phil was warned not to sleep with Rosa. Not 100% sure as to why. Got an idea but still makes it interesting to see what Phil's umm I mean Hydra's reason is.

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    4. There is a huge part of me that's interested in the sex scene just because of Rosa; however, I'm more interested in seeing how Phil survives. You've said yourself he was never supposed to live this long. Watching you actually TRY to keep a character alive is both ironic and comical.

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  13. Rereading both Succubus Summoning stories, I just realized Phil is really gaining a harem.

    Not just his own succubi I mean but also those two lizard succubi, that spider demon, and others I possibly can't remember.

    Makes me imagine the final chapter has Phil in some sort of giant orgy.

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    1. One of my favorite things about the series is when Hydra takes time to introduce other monstergirls to the story. It gives the feeling that you could never know all of the things trying to rape Phil. Plants, slimes, lizards and shadows have already had their chance. I can only guess what will come next.

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    2. I think that the Scrote's succubi are slowly warming up to him. Being dominated by a growing warlock might just be a turn on for them. Besides, the Scrote isn't really attractive no matter what way you look at him.

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    3. That and Phil treats his succubi kindly. Or at least essentially as equals. I get the feeling when you don't act like a dick to them, they have fonder memories and views of you.

      You know for Phil, I wouldn't mind some sort of monstergirl to sleep fuck him a bit. Like he's sleeping and it sneaks under the covers and he wakes up to her sucking his cock.

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    4. I'll definitely be looking for some new monster girls to throw Phil's way. I thought I went a little too far with both the spiders and salamanders in 201 - took a little too much attention away from the main five (although Rosa not getting any was deliberate). Still toying with ideas for 301. As for The Scrote's succubi, there might be a little too much antagonism there. Bedmistresses are a little on the snooty side.

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    5. Heh maybe Phil's pluck and determination will win the Scrite's succubi' pussies over, like all those gallant poor people vs. snooty rich people movies have always taught me! 😆

      Jokes aside, considering succubi are individuals, do you think might win over OTHER Bedmistresses? Nyte wws originally one so it makes me wonder if Phil might run into other Bedmistresses who haven't been summoned by tue Scrote.

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    6. *SPOILERS?*

      Pretty sure Phil is a better warlock than Scrote, or will be in about 3 years. Scrote has already tried to kill him once (twice depending on how you look at 101). He failed. I think that the bedmistresses will be less snooty as they see Phil outsmart Scrote again and again.

      If it doesn't happen, its no big deal to me, but its nice to imagine the same Succubi who milked him on their first visit bowing to him in the end.

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    7. a idea for more Monster Girls could be your H-Space Monster Girls could be added to the 101 universe same creatures but in a different world with different rules and such.

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    8. Oddly, I am tempted to spend a year writing the same monster girls as a 101-universe Ye Olde Daemonic Bestiary and wondering how long it takes for people to realise it's the same monsters described in a different way. ;)

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  14. First-I would love a story written from the POV of a succubus. Are we a poptop food source, or approached like extracting milk from a coconut ,are they sexual in their own minds and desires or is that strictly for feeding (like a can opener to a can)
    Secondary-please drain some women. I'd like to read this
    Luv your work

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    1. Unfortunately, POV of a succubus is also on my list of never-dos. The one thing I really hate about a lot of urban fantasy is monster POV that strips the monster of any kind of mystery. Usually they come off sounding like humans with shiny vampire/werewolf superpowers and that's always bugged me. I like monsters to be alien to keep their mystique. However, I will look for other ways for succubus characters to hint at what they're feeling (which will probably vary from succubus to succubus - how Nicole feels about sex with a human she likes is different to how Physalia feels about slurping up a human Koontz has asked her to assassinate, for example)

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    2. Actually Mr.Hydra there might be away to write a Succubus POV. Is for them to literally see humans as food. There animals on earth who are blind and rely on other senses to see. You could have it that the Succubus can't see human in a normal vision perspective more like infrared and see energy out of people. I hope that makes sense!

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  15. Thank you for keeping them ambiguous. If you watched Supernatural, it always bugged the crap out of me how they tried to make Castiel (a immortal angel) into acting like a human.

    When he first came along, he was strange, mysterious, and a little scary towards the human characters. A season or two later, now he acts like an awkward dork trying to act like a normal human.

    Thank you so much for not trying to reveal their POV;I do not want to see centuries-old soul eating demons trying to behave and think like an average human.I want them to have a lovecraftian vibe to them to really bring out the fear of the unknown.

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  16. I think binding the H-space bestiary and stories into their own collection would be a winner. If you think it needs "enhancement" somehow, you could find an illustrator to partner with on the project, for example: Andrew Hunter ( http://necrovert.deviantart.com/ ).

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  17. Regarding that old crush of Phil's, that goth girl that Cerulea sorta played around with in Phil's memories in SS 110, will she feature in any later stories?

    Also will we run into Phil's parents or some of his old coworkers from the McRestaurant he was working at before he came to Wargsnouts? I think it'd be interesting if his succubi were wit him if/when that occurs.

    What do his parents know about where Phil currently is? He's like 18 or 19 right? Do they know he's going to a magic school or do they think Wargsnouts is just some sort of college or university?

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  18. WHERES OUR FIRE SUPPORT?

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  19. wow it's been quite lively here :) Monmusu Quest Movie is out :
    http://www.dlsite.com/ecchi-eng/work/=/product_id/RE192468.html

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    1. It's not very good unfortunately. 15 minutes - 3 short scenes, weird voice acting for Alma Elma, Erebutie being blue-skinned vanilla girl rather than a slime.

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  20. I know you hinted at upcoming projects, but I don't think you ever gave us a list of things you were interested in doing. Is there any chance you'd be willing to share? -DD

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    1. I'll do this in the next update.

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  21. New Tokyo game is out :
    http://www.dlsite.com/maniax/work/=/product_id/RJ185990

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    1. Cripes. A big drought and so many interesting things coming out in a short space of time. Is this the same RPG as before, but with more monster girls?

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  22. Ok it's Feb now.. :D

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