Weekly Update: 22 January 2022

Big update this week, including a couple more responses to my call for “Metabods 25” stories. For my own contribution this week I ended up taking a different slant on the 25th anniversary theme with a story based around a lump of silver, and its unexpected role in facilitating transformation for two young pseudo-Victorian alchemists. There’s not a lot of radical change in this story; the place I was in when I was writing it just liked the premise and the story these two men were building for themselves. I may continue it later, but for now I just had fun just poking around, as it were. Either way, check that out, and all the other good stuff down there, too.

In two weeks, on 5 February, I’ll be having another Vignette Party where I write one-scene stories from suggestions by my lovely suggestion-level Patreonites. If that’s you, make sure to DM me with what you’d like to see—and if it’s not, take a look and see if you want to be part of the gang.

The Friday Flashback this week collected a few dancing fools, so take a gander if you missed it. The next update is a week hence, on 29 January. In the meantime, thanks for visiting, and enjoy the site.


Posted: 22 January 2022

This week’s new stuff:

Friday Flashback: Dance Floor Heat

For this week’s trip to the back room, we’re collecting stories about nights out dancing, shaking your ass and having asses shaken at you. No place better to feel the collective energy of a whole group of guys and get that sense of fates branching like crackling lightning. Anything can happen. Maybe even sex!

The next update is tomorrow, 22 January. In the meantime, have fun exploring the archives, and thanks for visiting the site.


Posted: 21 January 2022  • 

This week’s flashback:

Weekly Update: 15 January 2022

Big update this week, with lots of options for your reading pleasure. My own contribution is a continuation of “Mountainheart”, the commissioned continuation of “Love/Shift” exploring how sexy dad Glenn started out as a sexy college boy on the road to discovering what it means to be a shifter. (Hint: lots of sex.) Anyway, hope you find something to enjoy, and make sure to star-vote and comment on the stories you like.

The Friday Flashback this week collected some of the many novella-length tales on the site, finished or otherwise, so check those out. Deeply felt thanks to my worthy and much-valued Patreonites, who make possible all the work that I do; you could be one too, if you like. The next update is a week hence, on 22 January. In the meantime, thanks for visiting, and enjoy the site.


Posted: 15 January 2022  

This week’s new stuff:

Friday Flashback: Novella Length

I’ve done flashbacks featuring novel-length stories in the past; for this trip into the mists of yore I’ve gone down a tier and selected some more moderate reads—ten stories that are of novella length. It’s an indistinct appellation, to be sure; for this exercise I roughly bracketed the word count at between 20k and 40k. Some of these are complete stories, some of them are ongoing (whether or not the ongo can actually be expected to happen).

The next update is tomorrow, 15 January. In the meantime, have fun exploring the archives, and thanks for visiting the site.


Posted: 14 January 2022  • 

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Weekly Update: 8 January 2022

Hope the new year is treating you well so far. This week I decided to revisit an older story, “King Size”, and take in a bit more the plight of poor King Rafe and his mighty penis. I like the mix of secondary characters in this one, all careening off each other in ways that weren’t obvious to me when I first devised the essential scenario back in 2006. With any luck I’ll be able to follow up on what’s going on here soon and not leave things hanging quite so long. Plus there’s a bunch of other good stuff down there as well, so go exploring and make sure to star-vote and comment on the stories you like.

The Friday Flashback this week gathered an interesting mix of stories from January 2017, five years ago now, so go ahead and check that out if you missed it. Huge and humble thanks to my wondrous Patreonites, who make all this possible every week. The next update is a week hence on 15 January, and in the meantime thanks for visiting and enjoy the site.


Posted: 8 January 2022  

This week’s new stuff:

Friday Flashback: January 2017

For this week’s pastward journey, I’ve collected ten stories from January 2017. It was a prolific month, with a number of familiar stories as well as a few that haven’t been surfaced since they were first posted, so I’m glad to see them here.

The next update is tomorrow, 8 January. In the meantime, have fun exploring the archives, and thanks for visiting the site.


Posted: 7 January 2022

This week’s flashback:

Weekly Update: 1 January 2022

Happy new year, everyone. Welcome to 2022, my 25th anniversary year doing Metabods. I did a little thank you video, so if you haven’t seen that by all means check it out. If I were YouTubing it I’d give it a clickbait title like “BRK Voice Reveal OMG!!” but the truth is I just wanted to say “thank you”, literally and sincerely, to all the people who’ve helped make Metabods and BRK possible.

For this week’s update I have two stories. Appropriately enough we’ve got a New Year’s Day installment of the Patreon-commissioned story “Resolutions”, which I started in on almost exactly one year ago. I also did another story called “The Royal Stone”, which fits in with a little gimmick I thought up at the last minute of having a passel of stories this month in which the number 25 is randomly significant in some way. There’s a couple others down there besides mine, and I’m hoping for more throughout the rest of January. (If you have a story in mind that would fit the “25” theme, by all means send it in!) The titles may be indicative, or they may not (like mine), but any 25-themed tales will be marked with the “Metabods25” tag. Plus there’s more stuff down there, too, so check it all out and remember to star-upvote and comment on the stories you like.

This week’s Flashback was my annual look back at the year, highlighting accomplishments (one full year of weekly updates!) and compiling the yearly lists of top stories by 2021 views and votes, so check that out if you missed it. Beyond that? Well, the next update is a week hence, on 8 January! In the meantime, thank you for visiting, and enjoy the site!


Posted: 1 January 2022  

This week’s new stuff:

A personal message

My own personal new year’s/anniversary thank you to everyone who’s been a part of the site. Don’t unmute if you don’t want to hear what my voice sounds like!

https://twitter.com/metabods/status/1477176154826100738

Friday Flashback: 2021 Year in Review

It’s time to look back at 2021, and for me personally the biggest news is that I successfully achieved a full year of weekly updates. I started updating weekly last New Year’s after five years of biweekly updates, mainly so that visitors to the site could be sure of consistent new content every Saturday, but also to give myself a new challenge as a writer and content provider. To be honest I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off. But leveraging the love and support of my site visitors and loyal Patreonites and my own unflagging passion for this strange endeavor I’ve steeped myself in for so long, I did indeed go live with a year of weekly updates in 2021: with one vacation and one family emergency there were 50 updates total, albeit including a stray “asterisk update” for which I couldn’t complete a story of my own in time. Given all my other commitments, I admit I’m pretty chuffed about keeping it up for that long (no pun intended). My total word count for 2021 was 324 thousand words (including a few direct commissions and some ongoing Patreon story sponsorships), up from 246k in 2020, so I’m writing 30% more doing weekly updates than I was previously. In August of this year I passed 2 million words writing as BRK. The site is growing steadily as well: right now we’re at 1,947 stories (offering the prospect of hitting an even 2,000 mid-way through 2022), with lots of great new writers alongside our awesome longtime contributors; monthly story views are averaging 460k, up from 380k a year ago. I don’t know what 2022 will bring, but I’m damn proud of what we did in 2021.

Every year-end I do lists of the most popular stories on the site based on views and votes from the preceding 12 months. Instead of including the lists in my blog post as I’ve done previously, I’ve gone ahead and made a standing page on the site that includes the newly-minted year-end for from 2021 as well as the ones I posted the previous three years.

This year, I decided to run three different kinds of lists. First, I did the standard most-popular lists by 2021 views and by 2021 votes. These lists, especially the by-views list, always contain a number of “evergreens”—vintage stories that get consistently a lot of views despite not having been updated in many years. This made me curious to see what the lists would look like including only stories updated in 2021, so I did another set of lists that way, counting down the most popular 2021-updated stories by 2021 views and by 2021 votes. Finally, I did a set of lists just for the most popular BRK stories by 2021 views and by 2021 votes. As previously, the lists are weighted by diversity of IP addresses, so that stories that are getting attention from a wider range of visitors get more of a boost in the rankings.

Looking at these lists, I’m gratified at the range and breadth of writing on the site. Metabods is a niche gay erotica site, but the writers drawn to this flame are bringing our visitors into so many different kinds of fantasies, with pleasures ranging from shallow and shimmering to deep and intricate. For me the biggest surprise was the presence of one of my own stories in the top ten of the views list—that never happens! My prolific output tends to avert BRK yarns showing up much in the year-end lists, as my viewer eyeballs are spread across a lot of stories over the year (49 stories and 106 chapters in 2021, up from 86 chapters over 37 stories in 2020). So I was pleasantly surprised to see “One Hot Summer” popping up in the top ten by 2021 views amidst all the evergreens, though as the story I updated the most last year it was the likeliest candidate for greatest visibility.

Beyond that, I recommend perusing the lists for stories you may not have looked at before. The next update is tomorrow, 1 January 2022, and in the meantime have fun exploring the archives, and thanks for visiting the site.

Check out the Top Stories of the Year by 2021 Views and Votes…

Weekly Update: 25 December 2021

Happy holidays, yo! It’s Christmas Day, and my present to myself is a new Christmassy story called “Home for the Holidays”. I stayed up all night writing it, and it made me happy, so it’s served at least one of its purposes already. And if it makes you happy, it serves the other purpose! Maybe for some of you it will. It’s not a full load of Christmas stories with this holiday update, but there are a couple down there as well as my own. It’s quite a mix. As always, star-upvoting and commenting stories you like are huge helps to the authors.

I want to take this opportunity to express my deep and sincere thanks to all of you out there who visit the site, some of you for almost as long as I’ve been working on it. You mean a lot to me—you’re a part of my life. And I especially extend my humble gratitude to my beloved Patreonites. Without you, I would not be able to do this every week. You are the best and deserve all the hugs, brownies, gold stars, and internet points there are.

The Friday Flashback fell on Christmas Eve this week, so it collected Christmas Eve-related stories. Check that out if you missed it. The next update falls on 1 January 2022, one week hence. A new year. A landmark year, for me and the site, and I can’t wait for it to begin.


Posted: 25 December 2021  •

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