[author and artist: Madeira Desouza]

made in Las Vegas

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This website named “All Male Peril” showcases the work of gay male digital storyteller Madeira Desouza of Las Vegas, Nevada. His works fall within the international bara underground art genre and gives you stories and pictures (images) within the all male peril theme.

He is a Las Vegas artist and storyteller whose main website is MadeiraDesouza.com.

The phrase all male peril means here you will find depictions and stories of MALE CHARACTERS only.

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Madeira Desouza is a real person. You can reach him directly by email: desouza3d@gmail.com.

The Many Truths About Madeira Desouza

Let me tell you about myself so you can understand who I am, why I create the works that I do, and how all this relates to my creating wild images and stories since 2007. See my extensive collection of illustrated stories, box sets of images and more posted on Gumroad to learn more.

Creative Works

I create three-dimensional (3D) images that are known as masculine male art. I am a gay man and I work as a artist exclusively in the 21st century digital realm from Las Vegas. See my website, MALE GALLERY LAS VEGAS for more. I choose to use contemporary computer hardware and software as my artistic tools instead of pencils or paintbrushes that you hold in your hands.

The majority of artists and illustrators depict females. This is a well-known truth. I choose to depict masculine men in peril within what is known as the bara genre of underground art.

My storytelling and illustrations are intended to appeal to adult viewers who are interested in or attracted to masculine and muscular men in peril regardless of the gender or sexual orientation of the viewer. See one page that shows links to all my works online.

If you’re interested in discovering HOW it is possible for me to create photorealistic male characters for storytelling, I do not hold anything back and share everything you need to know about creating 3D digital male characters:

* * * How I Make a Man
* * * Behind the Scenes Secrets

Background on the Artist and Storyteller


That’s me in the photograph about to be killed by the Predator who appeared suddenly one day in Las Vegas, Nevada for no apparent reason.

That’s also me in the photograph taken in 1891 or 1991 in historic Deadwood, South Dakota.
Hear me (Madeira Desouza) in my own voice tell you why I wrote science fiction time travel adventures starting with Baja Clavius: Moon Men Deep Inside:

Not for a Mass Audience

I accept that my creative works—and bara in general—will not appeal to a “mass audience” in the gay worldwide community. Some gay men have said that they especially like how I depict men so realistically. Others not so much.

I get emails and other messages from guys who obviously “get” what I’m trying to do. One comment explains what I mean. The guy wrote this:

“Never have I been so aroused. I always feared to delve into my darkest fantasies but with you, I feel supported and understood. Your stories are a perfect blend of light and shadow, to put it in very simplistic terms. I confess that what also arouses me is a detail that most would find insignificant but which holds tremendous eroticism. Curled toes. That’s a soft spot of mine. I associate it with violent orgasms, when pleasure wracks the body, makes it convulse and twist right down to its toes. Thank you for your amazing work and your willingness to share it with us. I do hope to see more and more of it and praise you for your lack of fear regarding a subject most would not dare to broach.”

I accept that some gay men prefer men who choose to appear or behave or speak like females. There are many chosen affectations and behaviors and speaking styles of such men.

I know that my stories and images of highly masculine men who are muscular are not appealing to gay men who prefer stories and images of men who choose to appear or behave or speak like females. In my creative works I deliberately use the bara underground art genre which is well-known to be provocative and also unlikely to appeal to gay men who prefer men who appear or behave or speak like females.

Pen Name

I’m a citizen of the United States, born in California. My heritage is Portuguese from both my parents Edward and Evelyn Goulart. The word madeira is Portuguese for wood. The surname Desouza is a variation of the surname Souza from my old country grandfather on my mother’s side.

Before I had reached the age of 30, I had earned both a master’s degree and doctoral degree in communications. I started out wanting to make a living as a college professor. But I discovered a stunning truth. That profession is not the best for job security due to toxic office politics in the academic field. Plus, a person is not paid very well when just starting out in this profession.

In 1997 I started publishing online under the pen name of Madeira Desouza. Then in 2007 I branched out into creating original 3D digital images for online publication also using that same pen name. But most people know me and refer to me by my nickname, Woody.

When I was a boy, I had an irrational fear that I would turn out to be merely an ordinary man.

During journalism school, I grew to admire writers who distinguished themselves through their professional works. But, I also must confess that I developed a very strong attraction to the well-known practice of writers who use a pseudonym. I discovered in those days that Mark Twain was the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Filtered through the perceptions of a teenage boy, that was the coolest thing I had ever come to know about the writing profession.

No surprise that Mark Twain has remained my favorite American writer of all time. Not that I think I am as good as he was or ever will be. But, I seek to be humorous like him, to tell vivid and imaginative stories like he told, and, yes, to have a memorable nom de plume like his. I created a pseudonym for myself that would sound considerably more Old World ethnic compared to my own birth name while being a name that everyone should recognize no ordinary person would ever have.

It does not really matter whether someone with a pseudonym is prominent and globally identifiable like Mark Twain or Stephen King or J.K. Rowling or Jay Z. The simple reality is that having a pseudonym is a timeworn way of differentiating yourself from everyone else.

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