Yes, And Special 5

cover by A.Sammich


Home From Abroad, by Domashita Romero (地下ロメロ)

Unlocked, by Hyakunichisou 13 (百日草 十三)

Picked Up Along the Way, by Okō (織工)

Totally Stoned, by Houndstooth *

Inherit, Imbue, by TK Hoshikuzu (TK 星屑))

The False Prince and the True, by shukyou (主教)‎ *

* illustrated

Meeting the New Princess‎, by Iron Eater‎


Once upon a time there was a child (of legal age in their home country to consume adult material) who was tremendously curious.

One day, that child wandered off into the woods and came upon a cabin normally occupied by three bears. Because of their tremendous curiosity, the child entered and, finding the place empty, proceeded to explore.

The child saw three bowls of porridge on the table and tasted all three. One was too hot, one was too cold, but the third was just right, so the child ate it all up.

After that, the child saw three chairs circled around the fire and decided to try sitting in all three. One was too hard, one was too soft, but the third was just right, so the child sat there comfortably for a time and warmed their feet.

One their toes were well and truly warmed, the child crept upstairs to the bedroom where the computer had a browser window open to Curious as ever, they clicked on the button that would take them to all the issues and were surprised to see an entire sea of sexy delights stretched out before them. Wanting to know what was inside those links, the child searched forward.

First, the child found the regular issues. “These have too many men,” they said.

Then, the child found the f/f special issues. “These issues have too many women,” they said.

Finally, the child found the Yes, And issues. “These issues are just right!” they said, settling in to read.

The child was so engrossed by the tales of bisexuality, gender diversity, and even futuristic body modification that they did not notice the three bears return to the cottage. At first, the bears were horrified by this intrusion and determined, being bears, to eat the child. But then they noticed that not only had the child shared news of the issue on their social media accounts, the child had also left glowing comments for every one of the authors and artists who contributed. The bears thus realized the child actually had excellent manners and accepted them into the formerly bear-only household, proving by example that sharing and commenting are the only true way to guarantee one’s lifelong safety from bear attacks.

And they all lived happily ever after.

See this issue’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki.