Tuesday, March 8, 2011
EXPECTING certain captions with pregnant pause!
I don't recall posting any pregnancy captions yet, so this seems like as good a time as any to do a few.
The one above is pretty consistent with the one style of caption I love to do ... a change has been made, and the person is relatively aware of what happened, but still has a compulsion to act, even when they know it is wrong, or not a good time to do the act. I enjoy that theme, and I think that many others feel the same way, so I will likely keep making captions like that one.
This next one is also a standard style of caption. I think it is called "the rule of 3" where you state something, then elaborate on it, THEN you put a topper to wrap it all up. It is use especially in comedy, and though this caption isn't funny, it is sort of set up like a joke. First you have the setup, then the action which takes the setup and reverses it, keeping him pregnant for awhile. After that, I set up the mechanism that will trap him in this way of life for a longer period of time (breast feeding, and an exaggerated version at that!) THEN I lower the boom, and make it so that it really doesn't matter, because there is no way out.
One of the side benefits of this caption is that I went against the whole "trapped if pregnant" theme that seems to pervade TG stories and captions (the addendum seems to be the dreaded "trapped by sperm" clause) so anytime you can subvert one of the cliches, I am all for it. I have nothing personally against cliches, if they can at least be expanded upon, but it can be a path to "the dark side" so to speak of laziness in captioning. Short cuts are one thing, laziness is certainly another!
Anyway, I don't think I am anything special when it comes to making pregnancy captions. Maybe it is that I'm not a huge fan of it. I don't mind them necessarily, but I find they seem to be much more cliched than some of the other genres of TG captions. I rate them around the same location as Maid captions. It is always exciting when a captioner can take these topics and make something fresh and interesting.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: For those that do like pregnancy TG captions, What is it that makes you enjoy them? Is it that it is the ultimate act of femininity, something that no man can do? The chance to be a stay and home mother? A breastfeeding fetish? There are no wrong answers here either. I would like to understand it a little better, and possibly make my future captions in this genre more appealing to their recipients.