Belated eighteenth Squick-or-Squee episode

Cross posted at The Squick-or-Squee Podcast.

I had to be out of town last week and the stresses of travel prevented my putting together a regular interview, so we have an experiment instead. I read aloud for you a public domain pulp story by Waldemar Kaempffert, “The Diminishing Draft” (first published in 1918). An unhappily-married, middle-aged biology professor takes on a pretty young woman as an assistant and gets way more than he bargained for. This remarkable story prefigures various A.S.F.R., transformation fantasy, shrinking woman, and femme peril fetishes all in a neat 8,000 words. So give it a listen, no?

You can download this episode on your podcast app of choice, access it via its libsyn page, download it directly from here or listen to it on the nifty embedded player below.

Regular interviewing resumes with a new episode tomorrow.

Studying woman

This image is reblogged from this 14 January 2014 post at Infernal Wonders. At the time, it was the subject of provenance research by Bacchus at ErosBlog. Here is what he found:

The signature on this piece identifies it as the work of Lucius Wolcott Hitchcock. This page identifies Hitchcock as a prominent magazine illustrator and provides the image title “Back There in the Grass” as drawn for the December 16, 1911 Collier’s.

Seems like pretty racy stuff for 1911!

Tumblr favorite #2752: I always wondered what “mad scientist” was in French


My original tumblr post was here. I’ve probably reblogged this image before, and may very well re-reblog it dozens of times before I shuffle off into the eternal void. This particular image I reblogged from this tweet with the explanatory text “Tweeted by ‏@BdAdultes, accompanying text ‘Greg Hildebrandt – Le savant fou et la pin-up.'”