This second, concluding part sees Tobey's transformation and The Transfomer's reaction to having a flexing competitive bodybuilder famous for his crazy, otherworldly conditioning standing in front of him in his living room. We also get to find out what Tobey's own, unique superpower is!
Thank you to everyone who has reached out to tell me how much they like this story. I've had some brilliant feedback for it, with most people telling me how much they love the premise and the whole idea of being able to transform into a bodybuilder for just a short time. Quite a few people have also asked me about a potential sequel/follow up story. I don't have any plans at the moment (I'll leave it up to the reader to imagine what happens next) but I do have lots of ideas for potential spin-off's featuring muscle addicts and bodybuilders with other superpowers which enable them to live out some of their muscle fantasies!
I've added a short poll after the story where you can let me know what you thought of it. I've also added a few final words with some of the thought process behind the story, where the idea came from, and some original ideas I had for it which didn't get used!
I currently have a few other stories in the works, including my "Dan and Jake" story which I'm sure I'll be posting soon!
THE DAY I BECAME A MUSCLE FREAK (PART 2)
And here are those final words/notes (WARNING: contains spoilers for those of you haven't read the story)!
-The idea for this story came from another idea I had featuring several bodybuilders and muscle lovers, all with strange, unique superpowers. Each character would have their own superpower name a la The Transformer/The Human Orgasm.
- Tobey tells the reader of a guy with “the superpower to transform his regular sized body, into a huge, hulking mass of muscle, worthy of professional bodybuilder status whenever he liked.” This is actually the protagonist from the above mentioned/original superpower story (possible name "The Human Muscle Morph?!") and would involve a much simpler transformation where the character would keep his own body/head etc. but would transform into a bigger, bodybuilding version of it! If the story were to get written, I thought Tobey's mention of the character would act as a nice reference, as well as a hint for the future story/spin-off.
- My original idea was to have The Transformer offer Tobey a deal where he got to transform into three different bodybuilders, but had to chose one of them to spend the rest of the day as. In the story, Tobey's criteria for his chosen bodybuilder is that he "had to be in insanely shredded condition". The criteria for his second chosen bodybuilder was going to be that he "had to be in insanely shredded condition and be ridiculously good looking", while the third was going to be that the bodybuilder "had to be in insanely shredded condition, be ridiculously good looking and monstrously huge". All three bodybuilders were going to be of varying nationalities. However I felt like one transformation worked fine, and any more would have run the risk of making the story feel repetitive. I also felt like Tobey and The Transformer's reactions to a second and third bodybuilder wouldn't be as effective for the reader as the first.
- Stephen Dresner was originally written as an Austrian bodybuilder called Stefan Dresner. I reasoned however that with the transformation, Tobey's voice would change along with everything else. I felt like the mention of Tobey's new Austrian accent would distract both the reader, and Tobey away from the arrival of his new freak show-worthy body. I also felt like I'd have to regularly remind the reader to imagine Tobey suddenly talking in an Austrian accent which, again, would deter from the muscle action! So I made the character British and changed Stefan to Stephen but liked the surname so much that I kept it (hence why it's rather non-British sounding)!