Site Update: 13 April 2019

As it turns out, both my story contributions this week are Patreon related (but open to everyone). First, there’s a new chapter of the Patreon-commissioned story “Metatation”, which was a lot of fun to explore. And, seeing as it’s been three months, I’m publishing the Patreon supporters year-end thank you story, “The Misadventures of Joe Hypercock”.

Lots of different kinds of tales as well this week, so I hope you all find stuff you like.

Next update is 27 April. In the meantime, thanks for visiting and enjoy the site!


This week’s stuff:

Posted: 13 April 2019

Site Update: 30 March 2019

It was a pretty tight week, but I did bring my thoughts around to “Changing Nick”, planning out where it’s headed next and writing a chapter accordingly. My plan is to write more in April, but in the meantime I hope you enjoy the further adventures of Nick and company.

Last week I did manage to clear my backlog of reader-submitted tag suggestions. I humbly apologize to all those who submitted for leaving it so long. The truth is that a huge pile accumulated really fast a ways back, so that starting in on working through them—I do it manually, so I can make sure I agree with the changes—was kind of intimidating. And of course when you do that the pile doesn’t get smaller. Finally the count of pending suggestions got to three digits and I was like, dude, you have to kill that pile or kill the idea of tag suggestions. So I killed the pile. I’m making a good-faith vow to myself to handle them as they come in going forward. I think I can be trusted, but you never know.

Heartfelt thanks to my Patreon supporters. Remember, you can commission that way, either with an upped pledge for a month or an ongoing one at the commission level. Don’t forget to upvote and comment on the stories you like, it really is helpful for the authors in bringing you what you want to see.

Next update is 13 April. Until then, thanks for visiting and enjoy the site.


This week’s stuff:

Posted: 30 March 2019

Site Update: 16 March 2019

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I realized too late that I maybe should have held my recent update of “Twinning: The College Years” for today, since that started as a St. Patrick’s Day story…though come to think of it my actual Irish character didn’t appear in those latest chapters, so maybe it’s just as well.

Instead I have two new chapters of “Cadence”, advancing the bond between my ancient Roman and his sexy state trooper while laying in some strands that will allow for more revelations about what’s rocking Luke’s centuries-long rhythm in coming chapters. Plus a new story, “Touch”, which could end up developing in a couple of different ways as Kevin and Kellen’s mutual enjoyment deepens.

Also in this week’s update are some great new stories and several old favorites, so please, dive in and make sure to comment on and upvote the stories you like.

My love and humble thanks to my Patreon supporters, without whom I wouldn’t be writing nearly as much or with as much motivation as I am.

Next update is 30 March, and I’ve already got some interesting plans. In the meantime, thanks for visiting and enjoy the site!


This week’s stuff:

Posted: 16 March 2019

Site Update: 2 March 2019

After a long build-up, the Patreon werebear commission story finally reaches a moment of truth: the rising of the full moon. In commemoration of this, there’s two chapters of “Love/Shift” instead of one, and there’s still a bit more story to tell.

You, too, can commission a story if you subscribe on Patreon at one of the higher levels, and we find a story idea we’ll enjoy exploring together. (If you visit this site, you probably already have a sense of the various kinds of metaguys I like writing about. And no, they don’t all have four arms—just look at my werebear buddies, Max and Glenn, and their hot jock boytoy Owen.) You can do one month at that level for a one off (as happened with the cannabis/yoga/multi story “Metatation”), or keep it going chapter by chapter (as with “Love/Shift”).

After the unexpected continuation of “Centurion of light” a couple weeks back, this week’s update contains yet another unexpected return—this time, it’s the sprawling magic/growth story “Public relations.” Plus lots of other stuff for lots of different tastes and curiosities.

Keep going with the comments and star ratings on the stories you like—the authors really appreciate it. Next update is 16 March. In the meantime, thanks for visiting, and enjoy the site.


This week’s stuff:

Posted: 2 March 2019

Site Update: 16 February 2019

For this week’s installment of “Twinning” I fully intended to get the guys out of the house and roaming that day festival the next town over, but the story totally side-tracked me with a completely different subplot. Writers may have things in mind for what they want to do, but sometimes the characters assert themselves and take over the narrative. (Hmm, now that’s an interesting idea for a story. A little like “Duck Amuck”, but with smutty metaboys and wry creator-characters shenanigans. There are some stories on the site that tend in that direction; “Jake: The Hand-Drawn Giant” comes to mind. But a site called Metabods really ought to have a fun, “meta” story where the characters put one over on the author and vice versa, right?)

Meanwhile, “You and I”, as you can probably tell, is a story sketch based on the same long-ago series of chats as the previous chapters. I found it and fleshed it out (so to speak) when I realized I wouldn’t have time to properly finish the latest chapter of the werebear story, “Love/Shift”, planned for today. That will be in the next update instead.

Heartfelt thanks to those of you who’ve joined up over on Patreon. It really makes a big difference in my ability and drive to turn my dreams and imaginings into pixels and electrons flowing between me and you. I’m making a point of posting for patrons over there about what’s coming up, and I really love to get feedback on what you want to see via messages and replies.

It’s a short month, so the next update in 2 March. This year is going by quickly, at least for me. In the meantime, thanks for visiting and enjoy the site!


This week’s stuff:

Posted: 16 February 2019

Site Update: 2 February 2019

Every once in a while, some kind of fit comes over me and I have these three-day marathon writing sessions where a complete, almost novella-length smut-story forms in my head and I have to get it all out and into my computer no matter what. The one I remember most vividly was the one from two years ago that resulted in “Secret Santa” (15k words)—an exciting and very enjoyable ordeal. This time the final product turned out to be the “Four Jocks” story you were probably not expecting: “The Four Jocks: Knights of the Round Table.” And yes, they do play the Game, or an early medieval version of it, but there’s a lot more going on as well.

“Knights” ended up being even more massive than “Secret Santa” (5 parts, 18k words), but the nice thing about these bouts of must-get-it-written-itis is that this latest story, like “Santa”, has a beginning, a middle, and (most shockingly when it comes to my writing on this site) a conclusion. That’s one of the reasons I’m posting it all with this update rather than parceling it out: this is not a weekly serial kind of story. And I wanted to prove that I can actually end something I write here. I checked, and this is the second largest chunk of writing I’ve done in one go, after the first six chapters of “Among Us”; and since that one doesn’t, it’s the longest with an ending.

The story involves stock characters from what mytho-lit folks call “The Matter of Britain”, including Arthur, Merlin (who’s pretending to be another knight from the legend for this, named Sir Tor), Lancelot, and Gawain. The original legends and later revisions and reboots are so varied and contradictory that when writing about these fellows you’re almost forced add your own characterization; so I took some key elements associated with the characters and shaped them to work with the story I had in mind. It’s not based specifically on Geoffrey on Monmouth, Malory, T. H. White, or whoever else you might be thinking of; and though obviously having seen movies like Excalibur (highly recommended) and series like the BBC’s Merlin (tepidly recommended) will have conditioned my perception of these characters to a certain extent, for best results you probably should not be imagining Bradley James, Nigel Terry, Jamie Campbell Bower, Charlie Hunnam, Graham Chapman, or anyone else from a big or small screen adaptation as Arthur, and likewise down the character list. Fair warning. I mean, I understand it can be difficult not to think about Bradley James once you start (or Graham Chapman, for that matter, though perhaps for different reasons), but give it a shot.

There are anachronisms aplenty, but that’s part of the fun. Some are baked in and part of the mythos, like high-medieval stone castles and armor in early-medieval, pre-Anglo-Saxon Arthurland. The rest are stuff like modernistic banter and idiom, because, bottom line (and no pun intended there), this is about hunky hunks fancying each other.

This update is huge even without the knights, too. Lots of new stuff, including some unexpected treats. Check out the list of thirty-plus new chapters below and you’ll see what I mean. Don’t forget to comment and upvote the stories you enjoy, so the authors get some much-needed feedback.

Huge and humble thanks to my Patreon supporters. I received an influx of new patrons with the new year, and I’m so pleased to have you with us. Having solid supporters gives me the push not just to write and keep writing but to work on being a better writer than I used to be. The downside to that is some chagrin at my earliest stories, some of which are still on the site, but that’s a downside I can live with.

The next update is 16 February. In the meantime, thanks for visiting… and enjoy the site.


This week’s stuff:

Posted: 2 February 2019

Site Update: 5 January 2019

Happy new year, everyone! I did manage to write two seriously hefty stories this week; but the first of these, “The Misadventures of Joe Hypercock” (parts 1 and 2), was my year-end thank-you to patrons and can be found over on my Patreon page. If you’re a patron, or you’re interested in becoming one and giving my writing a boost, you can check it out at patreon.com/metabods.

The other new material from me this week is parts 6 and 7 of “Flashmob”. I enjoyed diving back into this one and finding some new angles. There’s also some great stuff from our contributors this week—including an unexpected revival.

The next update will be… well, the truth is I’m skipping the 19 January update. I’m actually taking a brief sabbatical this January from both my jobs and Metabods, in order to focus on my fourth persona—who happens to be a nonfiction writer with a big deadline looming very, very soon. So I’m not going to be doing anything but that for a few weeks, but regular updates will resume on 2 February. In the meantime I will post Saturday flashbacks every week as usual, and, just to make it up to everyone, I’ll have a special, extra, unannounced update in addition to my usual ones sometime later this year.

Beyond that, all I have left to say is… enjoy the site, and thanks for visiting!


This week’s stuff:

Posted: 5 January 2019

Site Update: 22 December 2018

Having delivered on both my goals for this week—big new chapters for both “The Christmas Ghost” and “Love/Shift”—I have only to say merry Christmas (as applicable), happy holidays (to all), and a joyous new year (a plea to any deity that’s listening). May 2019 be much, much, much, much better for you and for us all than 2018 has been.

Next update: 5 January. In the meantime, thanks for visiting and enjoy the site!


This week’s stuff:

Posted: 22 December 2018

Site Update: 8 December 2018

Apologies for having had to postpone the site update, but the upside of the week’s delay is that the mess of new stuff I’m posting today is pretty massive, with lots of different kinds of stories from writers both new and familiar. Have fun exploring, and don’t forget to upvote and comment on the stories you like—it’s really beneficial to all of our contributors (myself included), but new writers especially appreciate feedback on the stories they share with us here.

My own contributions this week are both Patreon-driven. “Metatation” is a commission from a patron who wanted to explore how the deep insights derived from meditation, yoga, and some special cannabis might lead to understanding of the malleability of the physical form. I’ve explored some of these themes before, and it was a lot of fun to build those kinds of possibilities around Connor and his new friends. And “Swap Meat” was a vignette request that I built up into a short chapter, involving two lovers whose changes affect each other.

As noted earlier in the week, today will mark my last posts on Tumblr, as I’ll be closing my account for good. It seems Jeff D’Onofrio doesn’t want penises in his world, but white supremacists are a-okay. Well, he knows where he can stick them both.

The next site update will be 22 December… and that means it’s time both for “Love/Shift” (where we should see a major turning point leading to the story climax) and, yes, a visit with “The Christmas Ghost of FitzHardinge Manor” and his friends. I’m also planning a new story just for Patreon subscribers for the end of the month, as a special thank you—more on that to come.

In the meantime, love with your h—dang it, I mean, thanks for visiting, and enjoy the site! (Note to self: make New Year’s resolution to come up with a better sign-off catch-phrase.) Seriously, though, thanks for everything, and have fun.


This week’s stuff:

Posted: 8 December 2018

Site Update: 17 November 2018

Real life is kicking my ass this week, but I was able to carve out time for a story I’ve been itching to get back to, “The Servonyx Exclusion”. There are also some other cool contributions in this update that are worth taking a look at.

Please remember to respond to stories you like with votes and comments—it really means a lot to us authors (and if your author has a Patreon linked under his or her byline, go take a look and see what that’s about). My own humble gratitude goes out to the patrons who are standing behind me, and I’m sending warm thoughts to each and every one of you. Thanks.

The next update is 1 December—the year is very nearly over! I’m still not sure how I feel about that. To my fellow Americans, please enjoy a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday. In the meantime, enjoy the site, and thanks for visiting.


This week’s stuff:

Posted: 17 November 2018