Looking Back

Anime & Cartoon GTS World has been around a very long time, longer than I ever imagined. So naturally this website has amassed a large collection of pictures and stories. If there's one thing many of us like to do every now and then, myself included, it's take a step back and read over our past works. All of us have come a very long way from our earliest works, and that's what this section is about. Authors, such as myself, will go back and look over their old works and offer up random commentary on those old pieces right here.

You can talk about anything you want in regards to that story. How the story went from mind to monitor. Scenes that you had thought about but decided to leave out or change drastically. Or just a self-review of that old work. Or maybe even all of the above! If you've contributed a story on this site, let me know your thoughts. If you ever feel like making changes to your entry, or just adding in more reflections, you can do that also.

Entries must be at least ONE paragraph, much like story teasers, before they can make it on the site. There's no limit to how long they can be.

Devil Pluto's Revenge
Author: LucybonesSquirrel
Entry posted: March 18, 2017
- Hm, what is there to say about this story? While it may not be the best one out there, I'm glad I came to write on it. The origin of this story actually started by the end of july 2016, back when I was watching a bunch of old Mickey Mouse shorts to look for inspiration to write a new GTS story starring Minnie Mouse. During that time I came to re-discover an episode of Mickey's Mouse Works that was banned from airing in the US due to disturbing scenes. Minnie Takes Care Of Pluto was the official episode title. Prior to this I had begun writing on a story featuring not just Lucy from Lazy Lucy as the giantess, but even characters from video games series, like Wario from the Wario series, and the weasel professor Von Kripelspac from the Nintendo 64 game Conker's Bad Fur Day. One could say it was to be sort of a crossover story. It didn't get very far before being scrapped though(I cancelled it months before I even thought about writing on Devil Pluto's Revenge), and looking at it now, I don't think I ever want to revive that idea again.

Anyway, on to the history on how the development on this story went. After having watching the Minnie Takes Care Of Pluto episode a few times, in august 5 I came to start thinking up a story that besides Minnie and Pluto, also involved Pluto's inner demon and his new assistant Devil Minnie, the latter essentially being Minnie's inner demon. She is an unofficial character by all means. At NO point did I ever consider making her into a GTS. Minnie Mouse was the main focus, and I sticked myself to it. I finished my work on the story in just 3-4 days. The initial title was simply "mickey mouse gts story", while the actual working title was "Minnie Takes Care Of Pluto 2 - GTS Edition". The final title came about when the story was finished, and I now think the final name fits the story better.

Devil Pluto's Revenge borrowed quite a lot of the original episode, and I even gone as far as to write out a scene for the story that has Pluto running on top of the ball of Minnie's mace(that scene DID make it into the story, by the way). The scene itself didn't exist in the original episode, but it was something I've always believed to be true, only to later discover that it was just a false memory.

As for anything that had to be leaved out or changed, I can't recall that much. A few words or sentences may have been changed around or rewritten before the story was finalized. Maybe a scene or two were rewritten slightly, but other than that pretty much no parts of the story were being changed or removed. I believe that everything I had on mind at the time made it into the story.

The reason why I choose a character like Minnie Mouse instead of one of the Disney princesses? Well, I believed that despite her caring and sometimes feisty personality, Minnie could also be big and in charge, voluntarily or not. The other reason being that Minnie had rarely been given the gts treatment, so I set myself out to do something about it.

Devil Pluto's Revenge may not be as well known as most other stories featured on the AC GTS site(this also includes my second Mickey Mouse GTS Story, The Beauty Fashion Contest, which I will talk more about in its own entry), but maybe that's because I was just starting out by then. In fact, I don't think many of the visitors have even been reading it or offering their thoughts on it. Even though I have been writing on my own stories for years, switching over from the "script" format I utilized earlier on to the more common type of storytelling was a bit of a challenge, as I wasn't yet being used to this style. But I realized that if I were to submit a story to the site and it looked more like some sort of script, then it would have been quickly frowned upon by some story authors.

The writing in this story sure was a bit more... how should I say? "compressed", or something like that. What I mean by that is, that the speeches of the characters always tended to start in the very same line of text, even if the narrative text followed the previous line of dialogue. I'm no longer writing my stories that way, since I figured that it'd be better if a character's speech was always being put into a new line.(if you don't understand what I'm saying, just read my stories starting from the first one and then the later ones, and maybe you'll notice the difference) I also didn't write down all of the ideas for the plot of the story from start to finish before writing on it like I do now, and it's a lesson I came to draw from after I wrote on the The Beauty Fashion Contest story.

To close this entry off, I'm holding no ill feelings towards this story, and I'm glad it got made when I still had it on mind. I still chuckle at some of the scenes in the story even to this day, mainly the ones where Devil Pluto(Pluto's evil conscience) have to pay Devil Minnie for every single task he demands of her. One of the comments he makes in the story that still makes me laugh is "You sure like eating other people's money for breakfast, don't ya?". It might just be me though, but I'm sure others maybe found those bits to be good as well. Sure, the story could have been better, but I guess we're all starting somewhere.

The Beauty Fashion Contest
Author: LucybonesSquirrel
Entry posted: March 18, 2017
- Gosh, where to begin... Don't have much to say about this one really. I actually had some trouble writing on this story. It wasn't as dramatic as the first story was at the near end, but I still find a few things with this story to be rather odd, and several things in the story were borrowed from yet another Mickey Mouse Works episode, "Purple Pluto", the main difference being that Minnie Mouse was going to participate in a "beauty fashion contest", but then it all ends up taking a turn for the worse.

As for how the story progressed... writing on this story proved to be tough, and things started to get messy the more I wrote on it (or tried to write on it). I mostly blame myself for that. If I had just dropped the Mickey Mouse Works universe after finishing the first story I think it could have been more smoothly written, but I choose to write on at least two more stories set in the same universe before breaking ties with it.

It turned out to be a bad choice, as I soon found myself struggling to get the story done, rewriting some parts over and over until they made more sense to me. The ending hadn't even been thought out yet, so for the remainder of the story I just typed up whatever scenarios came to my mind. Ok, the ending wasn't really THAT rushed, but I still feel I could have done it better than it ended up like.

As for cut content or changed scenes... According to my wip documents for this story, aside from lines being rewritten to make more sense, I came to add in another short scene and some other bits here and there to pad out the length. The idea of dividing the story into chapters were also dropped. A few of the scenes also received minor or major edits. Besides Daisy Duck, I even intended to have Clarabelle Cow to appear in the story as one of the contestants, but I decided to leave her out to simplify things. What I forgot to change was a few instances of "others" throughout the last half of the story, the "others" part referring to other possible contestants, despite the fact that it is just Daisy and Minnie participating in the contest.

The story took me over a month to finish, and I was worried I messed it all up because the story changed quite significantly (but not enough to make the plot feel different to what I first had on mind), and some things in the story would appear to be confusing to some. Fortunately nothing serious arised from this, likely because noone leaved any feedback on either my dA page or the forums. Anyway, from this story on I learned an important lesson; ALWAYS write down the plot from start to finish in great detail before working on the story, or you'll struggle with trying to finish the rest of it.

Shrunk with the Louds
Author: Goomba
Entry posted: October 19, 2018
- Oh man, where do I even begin with this with monstrosity.

First off, this story stems back long before the original date of the first submitted chapter. In fact, it was reworked from an entirely different series! The original concept began around the time I started to watch a short lived anime series called Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, something that really blew my mind with how much Japan could get away with certain subjects and cameos while sporting a very unique style that I haven’t seen matched by any other anime. At first the basis was very simple, the two angels would come across a shrunken boy after another ghost attack and take him back to the chapel with them, but it couldn’t be that simple. There had to be a reason they would find him as tiny as he was, but thanks to the insanity and certain plots of the show I knew anything was basically possible for that plot point. I eventually settled on using the Pokémon Hoopa after wanting to go for something easy and not over complicate things. It’s also very adorable and I couldn’t ignore a grinning face like that. :)

With all of it set, I formed a new more established plot for the story. It was closer to what I would eventually settle on, for it now involved the boy finding himself shrunken with no memories of his past, but there were still a few differences. While Panty and Stocking would take the shrunken boy in with them upon Garter’s request, including a part where he gets forced to bunk into Stocking’s room despite her refusal to do so, they would encounter ghosts representing the boy’s lost memories. Only a small bit of scenarios were originally planned at this point, but the ending was all set in stone. It would later be revealed that Scanty and Kneesocks end up capturing Hoopa and use it to bring out more ghosts  from other dimensions to fight the angels by bounding it to a custom machine. Of course the angels free it and then more stuff happens before Hoopa uses its rings to make Panty and Stocking gigantic to take out a giant robot piloted by the two demons. The last part would have been similar to what I eventually used, with Panty and Stocking bidding the boy farewell and having Hoopa find a way back to their dimension with its rings.

It wouldn’t be until further down the line until I hit a major snag: the anime’s characters. Aside from the outrageous episodes and plots, one of the other major points about the show is the characters. I don’t want to say too much about them, but considering the VGGTS’s reputation to keep things clean I knew making a story on that series for the sites...wasn’t going to get in quietly. Heck, Panty’s main character trait could be summed up just by looking at her name and most of the men are blithering idiots that exist solely on the show for one “special” reason. While this is obviously played for the older crowds there are some moments that where they take things a BIT far and would never qualify for the site. I even tried my hardest at one point to attempt and push those subjects to the side for the story, but if I did so I might as well go for an entire different series.

Suffice to say, I shelved the entire concept. I didn’t even write the first chapter.

It wouldn’t be until I gazed on social media when I came across mentions of The Loud House and how decent of a show it was, so I watched a few episodes...and was hooked immediately. I knew it was on Nickelodeon but I didn’t think much about it until then. Then I reminded myself of the idea I had had in the back of my mind and knew that I could potentially rework it into that series instead, although certain concepts of the initial idea were a little far-fetched to work into the show’s universe. I decided to risk it and keep the original ideas, such as Hoopa and the dimensional ring shenanigans, even if it bent the rules a bit of the series.

What followed became, as of me writing this, the longest story of both the ACGTS and VGGTS sites.

I would say that this story really wrung out my mind of as much creativity as I could and I couldn’t have been so happy to look at it and claim it as my own. Even then, it probably had more cut content of any other story I worked on, but since they were decent ideas I might go back and finish them   for something extra to work on. In case anyone is curious, this was what I had to cut from the story:

-A chapter where Brian and Lynn turn into mosquitoes and have to obtain blood samples from some of their siblings to change back, sort of like the PS2 game Mister Mosquito. It was cut because I didn’t think anyone would get the reference and for basing an entire chapter on an obscure game. What replaced it? The entire New Donk City chapter with giantess Luna. Considering how well that chapter turned out, I probably made a good decision especially with Super Mario Odyssey as the basis.

-One that had Lynn force Brian into participating with her in a downhill race with a makeshift kart she forced Lana into making for her. Rifts would show up later and bring the participants, including Lynn and Brian, into other dimensions to make for a pretty spectacular race to the finish. It wasn’t a bad idea, but then I came up with a better one in the form of Brian taking part in a pageant with Lola. It was such a stupid and silly premise that I had to go with it, so I pushed aside the original chapter idea and went with the pageant one. I say it went over pretty well, except now I can’t help but crack a smile imagining Brian in a pink dress Lola picked out.

-One where Lucy would keep Brian close to her for comfort in a poetry competition she’s competing in. The only other thing I originally planned for this chapter would have been a Chibiusa cameo at one point thanks to rift randomness. Since Lucy was already getting more attention than other siblings as the chapters continued I ended up scrapping this idea. In retrospect, it wasn’t thought out much overall so I’m not surprised this didn’t make the cut.

-The chapter with Sam was originally going to be about Maggie from the episode “Funny Business.” Since that episode was her only appearance, at this time of writing, this didn’t go far until I swapped over to the more recognizable Sam. Even so, I didn’t think of a situation on how Brian would separate from the others accidentally into Maggie’s life along with anything else after that.

-You know those brief words during the golfing chapter Lisa said about forcing Brian into Lori’s stomach for her creepy fecal studies? Well, that was actually how the chapter was originally going to start, with Lisa binding Brian up and taping his mouth shut before sneaking into the ventilation system of the house and dropping Brian into Lori’s mouth as she snored. He would be forced along with Lori as she did her picnic with Carol, avoiding mushed up food Lori would eat, until he finally gets out after Lori belches. Everything after that part would have been the same for the chapter with the golfing craziness. Sound familiar? It should, for I ended up reworking it into a section with giantess Lynn during the climax. I didn’t want to “repeat things” initially, but I wanted to put as much into the climax as possible so I reused the concept for it. It ended up putting some side characters into the spotlight as well.

-Finally, Lola was going to have a portion of the climax dedicated to multiple author cameos giving her gigantic body a massage. It was to occur after the bit where she teaches Lindsey a lesson and tells off the young Nancy toddler, but then I realized that those two portions before were giving Lola more spotlight than Lana and I wanted the twins to have equal starring time. Because of that, I shifted the moment to Lisa and Lily instead and extended the moment to give them more time as huge as they were. This did cost the potential of moments for Lola to obsess over B.B.Barbie while towering over her, but she already got more time than usual with the Lindsey situation and I already gave multiple details that elongated that portion to lengths Lana got earlier. Still, I did get in a cheeky reference to Lisa’s extra toe when I put the moment on her instead.

And that’s all of the stuff that I had planned that I didn’t go through with, but in the end it didn’t matter much with how much brainpower I put in this story. I may have rang Cubed’s mind with this story a bit too much with how long it ended up going for, but I can say with great pride that I’m happy to have worked on something like this. Will I make something as long as this in the future? Maybe. Will it be about the Loud House? Only time will tell.

By the way, Lucy Loud for best sibling.

Shrunk at Minnie's House
Author: LucybonesSquirrel
Entry posted: February 22, 2019
- Time for me to look back on another story of mine by now, I suppose. There may not be much for me to say about it since so little stuff got changed, if anything at all, but I figured I take a trip down memory lane anyway.

This story were planned nearly from the get go, beginning with an teaser pic I posted back in 2016 showing a scene that was going to be in an upcoming Mickey GTS story of mine.

Progress on the story took a bit longer than the previous two, mainly because I get sidetracked very easily. At the same time, I also didn't wanna rush it. That was another reason for it being delayed a bit.

I tend to read this story from time to time, along with my wip documents, and from what I can notice there wasn't really any scenes being cut out from the story, nor were there that many changes(excluding spelling/grammar fixes).

There was one thing though that can still be found in some of the wip docs, and it is this single string; "(To be written later)". Not very exciting, and it was just a placeholder for the scene where Mickey has to endure being scrubbed all over Minnie's body when she's taking a bath. A line or two were also slightly rewritten to either make things flow better, or to prevent text from one page continuing into the next one. Some lines were also being removed mostly because I found them redundant. Other than that, the story stayed pretty close to what I originally had on mind.

What I think of the story today... I find it to be all good, even better than The Beauty Fashion Contest. There were a few bits in the story that I thought would earn it a higher age rating, such as Mickey being trapped inside the pajamas pants of Minnie while she is sleeping through the night(I wanted to make the story suitable for all ages, so I had to make sure there weren't anything icky going on in it). Fortunately there were no concerns about those bits, and to my surprise the story was given a G rating which I'm very glad for, since that was the kind of rating I was aiming for in the first place.

Priscilla's Tiny Date
Author: LucybonesSquirrel
Entry posted: February 22, 2019
- Ah, the story of a date taking an unexpected turn. I still like this story to this day, even if there's a thing or two that I now feel should have been explained a little better.

It all started back in february 8 2017, when I started a topic on the VG/AC GTS forum listing female cartoon/anime characters that had yet to see the GTS treatment. Priscilla from Calimero was the first one listed. Reason I started the topic was because I came to think back on an anime series I used to see bits of on youtube back in 2010, which was the 1992 Calimero series. Seeing as there were no Calimero GTS stories or pics on the site, I felt a bit sorry for Priscilla and decided to do the series some justice.

Since I had put aside my Shrunk at Minnie's House story for the time being, I thought about writing a story based on the Calimero 1992 series. Trying to break away from the Mickey Mouse Works universe, I set out to do something more realistic and try to capture the characters' personalities to my best ability, and only use humor and comedy where appropriate.

Regarding cut content; there wasn't that much stuff being removed from the story, apart from the usual changes in character lines as the story progressed.

One part that strangely didn't make it in was Priscilla picking up the bouquet of tulips Calimero dropped besides her, and then playing a "loves me, loves me not" game by plucking the petals from the flowers one by one. Can't remember why it came to be dropped, to be honest.

Another thing is the scene where Priscilla notices Calimero and starts hitting him with the flowers, thinking he's a wasp. It was instead going to have Priscilla just scream a little upon seeing Calimero, with the latter doing the same, with them both calming down afterwards. Aside from this different scene, things would have progressed in about the same way like the final story. I can't remember why exactly I changed this scene. Maybe it was to make it a bit more funny, or to have something more going on to it.

I'm still satisfied with this story though. Sure, one or another part of the story could have been a little more refined, and the personalities of some characters wasn't really in line with how they acted in the original series, but at least I tried. Calimero also didn't even once say his trademark phrase "But it's an injustice!", but it wasn't really needed for this story. I intend to have him say his phrase a bit more often in newer stories though.

Shrunken Calimero
Author: LucybonesSquirrel
Entry posted: February 22, 2019
- Well, what to say about this story... I started on the story in March 25 of 2017, a few weeks after the first Calimero story. The working title was "Blasted n' Shrunk", referring to the device Calimero finds at the start of the story.

The road to finishing it was a bit long, mainly because I hit a wall on what should happen next, and it took me quite a long time to figure out some way to get past this barrier.

I can't think of any cut content for the story... apart from one instance; After the Green Team members have found the tiny Calimero and taken a closer look at the strange gun-like device, the Condor news would then appear on their TV detailing a new discovery on an excavation site; an cave full of glittering crystals in varying colors, and they were looking for a group to make a report about the new discovery. Valeriano would suggest they take this opportunity to make and film the report, leaving their apartment for their new investigation.

This was where I hit the barrier; How would I proceed to write down the rest of the stuff that would follow? After months of no progress, I decided to try and finish the story. After changing the part to instead have them investigate and film an abandoned mine after finding a map in Calimero's bedroom, I managed to finally get over this barrier and just focus on the story. The ending had for most part already been written down on my list of plotlines for stories I've written or will be writing on, so the ending remained largely unchanged.

Looking back on this story, I like it just as much as with the first story. The part where Calimero gets trapped inside one of the small diamonds and turned into Priscilla's necklace I think is a pretty adorable scenario, and makes for a fairly unique ending for the story. I also like the parts where Priscilla is watching over Calimero and caring for him after he's struck by the device Pierrot accidentally triggered.

All in all, I'm very proud of how the story came together, despite the few barriers that came to prevent me from finishing it. But if your goal is to write the best story to possibly ever be, then you'll be more than determined to try overcome any obstacles that would hamper your progress.

Valeriano's Biggest Affection
Author: LucybonesSquirrel
Entry posted: February 22, 2019
- Wanting to give the other girls in the Calimero series a chance to grow for a change, in September 27 2017 I set out to do just that.

The plot for the story were being written at almost the same time as my Shrunken Calimero story. I decided to do it that way to speed up progress on my upcoming stories. However, it would take me a great amount of time to finish Shrunken Calimero, and due to a barrier preventing me from progressing on it any further the other story got pushed aside.

I started writing on Valeriano's Biggest Affection a week before I finished my second Calimero story. The reason I choose to make Graziella a GTS was because of an episode of the 1992 series I've been watching quite regularly where Valeriano starts having a crush on the girl from that same episode, the latter who ends up being kidnapped later on. I thought rightfully that after all Valeriano and his friends did to rescue her, that Graziella should return his affections, if only in her own way.

Like my previous stories not much stuff was really being left on the cutting floor. As now seems to become some sort of tradition for me, only one part of the story were rewritten; Instead of having Suzy asking Pierrot whether he's cheating on her, Pierrot would have told Rosita not to mention what she's done in the bathroom, with the other members giving him an angry look after he says his comment.

I finished the story on June 27 2018, and before sending the story I intended to do some proofreading on it. I came to forget about it though, and it would take me until January 27 2019 to have the story fixed up and submitted to the AC GTS site. However, even now I can spot a few minor errors in it, some of them stemming from what I thought would be grammar or spelling fixes, but ended up not looking right to me the more I re-read it.

Just like the previous Calimero stories, I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out. There were a part in the story that I think almost broke the fourth wall, which had Rosita and Graziella fighting each other trying to show who of them are the biggest girl. They then realize that Valeriano has slightly outgrown them, and he even points out to the girls that since they're in a giantess story boys shouldn't be any bigger than the girls. The scene only lasts for a short moment, because at Valeriano's request Rosita soon shrinks him down so he's slightly shorter than them. You can say I sorta wanted to bend on the rules a little, but it was all mostly for humor that I did so.

Anyhow, this story sure took me a bit of time to get out there. I have an fairly easy time of getting sidetracked, so it would only be expected from my side that this story would be delayed. Despite this, I'm glad I came to write on this story. Calimero sure is the kind of series that I would be writing GTS stories for, especially the 1992 series, and will continue to do so. There's a number of story ideas that I yet have to actually start working on, so more Calimero GTS stories might be expected to come from me in the future.

Giantess Party
Author: Dreamy306
Entry posted: December 20, 2019
- Okay, I'll just put it straight: this story completely sucks. Like, it actually really awful. Not on Dreamy Galaxy Girl (my first story) level awful but awful no less. I have a hugs problem with writing these stories (or in general) where I get so fixated on some superficial quality (i.e. length, foot/giantess interaction, e.t.c.) that I focus on that alone and quality goes on the backburner. I always get this feeling when I finish a story and then immediately go "Dayum, this really sucks" right after I submitted it. I know that it means I should go back and edit it out but I...just...don't. It kinda sucks that I want to improve my writing (another reason I'm writing these stories), but these habits and the lackluster story quality isn't helping me at all. I hardly ever write at all, and when i do this is the quality I can produce?

Buuuuuut...enough about that. Sure, this story pretty much sucked donkey balls, but hey, when you're at rock bottom (I mean, I don't think I'm at rock bottom but still) the only way to go is up, I guess. Really, the recent story "A Little Company for Naru" inspired me to do this reflection in the first place. The first chapter was really well written, and that's the quality of work I want to produce. So, there's no point in dilly-dallying about what I didn't do, now's the time I start improving!