Fuck you too, Twitter

Puberty Tales on Twitter April 1, 2014. Now suspended.

We’ve had a very successful spree on Twitter over the last half year, with Destroyer, Breaking Boy News, Puberty Tales and their editors/authors gaining thousands of followers, mainly among gay youth globally, resulting in hundreds of retweets and many new visitors to the websites of our little boy empire.

Of course it couldn’t last.

Now all but one account has been suspended. Despite there was nothing illegal to see there – of course not. But then Twitter suspensions have nothing to do with whether something is legal or not, but whether it’s … I don’t know, objectionable? By the standards of a Midwestern soccer mom?

Breaking Boy News Twitter account, now suspended

I’m not surprised. Twitter is an American company, and despite being more liberal than Facebook (breastfeeding, yuck!) and Google (gay blogs, yuck!), it’s still an American company. I never trust American companies and I knew this would happen eventually.

It’s sad though to see Destroyer’s account go after almost five years. Yes, you might remember that we started tweeting actively in 2009, and by then we had already had the account “for ages”.

Destroyer Magazine on Twitter: 2009-2014. Suspended for unknown reasons, but possibly because of complaints from Midwestern soccer moms who prefer their sons to date girls instead of boys

Destroyer Magazine on Twitter: 2009-2014. Suspended for unknown reasons, but possibly because of complaints from Midwestern soccer moms who prefer their sons to date girls instead of boys.

I’ll take this as an opportunity to abandon Twitter altogether, after having done the same thing with Facebook after they suspended Breaking Boy News in 2012.

It was fun while it lasted.

But it’s good to be self-hosted. Destroyer and its kind put terms and conditions to the test, try the limits of those elastic paragraphs about “obscene” and “immoral” content. We’re proud to do so, but it has also taught us not to rely on third-party providers.

Pixel Bliss

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It took some time, but I think pixels are finally challenging print for real. This is how beautiful Destroyer looks on a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 inch with a stunning 2560 x 1600 pixel display. That’s 4,096,000 pixels and a pixel density of 359 ppi.

The development towards sexier displays is mirrored in our sales. Almost no one buys print anymore. As a print man, this saddens me. In the digital world of boy publishing, browsing a paper copy of Destroyer is almost sacral. The threshold to publish something is higher in print; paper carries the message that someone believed enough in the project to pay for the printing, whereas anyone can put together a PDF.

That said, the quality and portability of digital products now match those of paper. Not only pixelwise, but also in the sense that tabs and pads let you leave your desktop computer and bring Destroyer to bed – where it belongs.

You can find all available downloads here.

Plato’s Phaedrus as PDF download

Plato: Phaedrus. Book cover.

Today Plato’s classic work Phaedrus was released as a PDF file for direct download.

How does this edition differ from other releases of this public domain work? Well, mainly in these two aspects:

  1. The translation by Benjamin Jowett has been carefully polished by Karl Andersson to attract a younger generation of Plato readers.
  2. The cover is smashing.

As with all downloads, the file becomes available immediately upon payment.

Buy a download here!

Enjoy your weekend!

PS: The print version is currently on sale.

Breaking Boy News Magazine out now!

Breaking Boy News Magazine cover art

Let me introduce the sexiest release since the good old Destroyer days:

This is Breaking Boy News Magazine!

Yes, there was a BBN 01, the cool tabloid newspaper released in October 2011.

But this new release (BBN 02) is a magazine the same size as Destroyer.

28 pages in full color. Printed in 1,000 copies. Get yours here!

PS: If you don’t already own BBN 01 (or if you do, but want another copy), you can get it included for free – as long as the stock lasts or until further notice!

Enjoy!

Breaking Boy News Magazine

Puberty Tales 01: The Sleepover

Puberty Tales 01: The Sleepover

Very proud to introduce the first issue of Puberty Tales to you. It’s a new series of high quality erotic fiction.

Puberty Tales is download only. When your payment has cleared you get access to four files:

  • Regular PDF (30 pages), suitable for printing or computer screen
  • As above but with a discreet cover
  • Smartphone PDF (37 pages), suitable for – you guessed it – smartphones
  • As above but with a discreet cover

Be advised that the sex in Puberty Tales is extremely explicit and that the fictional characters who have sex with each other are twelve years old.

Hot or not? You are warned!

Get Puberty Tales 01 here.

I Love Mags celebrates five years!

I Love Mags 5 years

It is now five years ago I announced on this blog that I Love Mags had opened for business.

Happy birthday, I Love Mags!

Five years is a long time on the internet. It proves devotion both from the creator (me) and the customers/readers/fans (you). There are plenty of examples of similar businesses that have vanished during those years, for various reasons. “None mentioned, none forgotten”, as we say in Scandinavia.

The main reason why I Love Mags is thriving is that I’m not into it for the money. Of course, they are a necessity. But they are not my main objective. I Love Mags is and will remain a small player.

Five years is also a sign of the legitimacy of the publications. We all know how sensitive credit card companies can be, but they haven’t found anything objectionable at I Love Mags. (I’ve even sent paper copies of Destroyer on request to be scrutinized by their Swedish representatives, as told in the book about Destroyer, now on sale!)

I would like to say a big thanks to all my loyal readers! You’re not many, but you’re devoted. I often smile when I recognize a name or an address that I know has been with me for many years, sometimes even from the very start (thus having experienced a handful of shop and payment solutions). It is you that have made the various publications I’ve put out over the years possible!

Normally I would celebrate a birthday like this with a huge sale, but the biggest sale in I Love Mags’ history is already ongoing. Take the chance to fill up the holes in your collection to bargain prices!

What’s next for I Love Mags? There are plans, both on a technical level (more about that later) and regarding content. A more ambitious print project is scheduled for next year. Hopefully I can put out a smaller thing before that.

Let’s end with a trip down memory lane (click the thumbs to open the screenshot gallery), including how the Destroyer website looked like ever since the start in 2006. Enjoy!

And don’t forget about the print sale! Running for two more weeks.

PS: Attentive readers might note that I Love Mags was actually launched in June 2008. True, I’m one month late with the celebrations. But better late than never, no?