Special Issue 9: Earth, Wind, and Fire

cover by olukemi


Apsara, by Iron Eater *

The Frying Pan Into, by Domashita Romero (地下ロメロ) *

Storm Chasing, by Hiwaru Kibi (火悪 木美) *

The Second Sun, by Kikuna Matata (菊菜 瞬) *

Sensual in Such Non-Conventional Ways, by Aosora Hikaru (青空 ヒカル) *

The Red Woman, by shukyou (主教) *

Woodwives, by Iron Eater

boop!, by serenity_winner

The Summoning, by cloven

With the sky full of diamonds, by beili

Steamy, by safelybeds


Water. Earth. Fire. Air.

My grandmother used to tell me stories about the old days, a time of peace when Shousetsu Bang*Bang kept balance between original fiction, standalone art, sexy gay porn, and LiveJournal. But that all changed when LiveJournal attacked.

Only Shousetsu Bang*Bang mastered all four elements, and then some. Only it could bridge the ruthless gap between people who wanted their original work appreciated and people who wanted to appreciate it but didn’t know where to find it. But when the world needed it most, it … actually, it kept right on doing what it was doing, LiveJournal and all. So there’s that.

Ten years have passed, and many issues have come and gone. Nine years ago, your editors journeyed to find a yuri special to help fight against the tide of mediocrity, bringing many talented writers and artists to create some sexy lady lovin’, asking for nothing in return but some affection, some appreciation, and maybe some reblogs and retweets to help rally support for the cause.

Some people believe that Shousetsu Bang*Bang was never meant to survive, and that the free original online content is doomed.

But we haven’t lost hope. We, your editors, still believe that somehow, Shousetsu Bang*Bang will save the world.

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