Thursday, May 12, 2011
But I Didn't Cheat! .. A Drive-by Caption
I made this caption as a "Drive-by" for Tar on the Haven. A "Drive-by" is when I am bored and looking to try to increase the comments in the Trading Area. I look for the last person to have made a comment on a caption (doesn't matter if its mine or for someone else) and then make a caption for them. It is usually a quickie, but just something to let them know that their comments are appreciated.
I loved the look on the girls face, since you'd think that being all fancy dress would get them to smile big time. The one in purple does not really look too happy which is why I really liked the image and wanted to use it in a TG caption.
The plot was based off of how schools now treat any sort of disagreement. If someone jumps another person and they get into a fight .. they both get suspended. It seems ass-backwards to me, and if I was in school now, I'd make sure to have a few burn-out friends around to take out my enemies for me. Anyway, on that note, I figured it was the same punishment for cheating (both the cheater and the one who let them copy both get zeroes, even if the smart person didn't know they were giving away the answers.) That way I could get someone changed into a girl even though he didn't deserve it. Sometimes its just fun to see what happens when fate throws a curve ball (or some feminine curves) at you.
The other reason I like it is that there is a foreshadowing effect. Did Damien cheat to get the male version of Tara disqualified from being the class valedictorian on purpose? Did he not have a date for the prom as a guy? Did he want to go to the prom as a girl? Are they struck like that for just that night, or the rest of the year? rest of their life?
I am not quite sure of the answers, but it certainly is fun to think about the questions and where they lead. I think its fun for the reader as well, since they could picture themselves as one of the other girls. Why and how did they get into that situation?
Hell, for that matter, do you think the geeks are happy they are showing up with a hot girl, regardless of whether they used to be a boy? Perhaps they (or past geeks) invented the technology to create the new women? Or perhaps a cursed placed on the school by some old principal that was also a witch?
Did the town and school department allow this to get all the people in the class motivated to study hard? Maybe it was a chance to earn a good education but the risks where definitely there.
SO MANY QUESTIONS!!! And I am glad that I didn't answer them.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: Can you enjoy a caption on its basic level, or do you have to figure out for yourself a back story for what happened and what is about to happen afterward? How much information do you really need to enjoy a TG caption? How often do you view a caption and elaborate what happens next?