Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The LAST One Night Stand? or Not?
If the guy is satisfactory, or even good, the roles will switch the next morning. She'll have to sell herself on the "slut in the bedroom, goddess in the kitchen" among other things. The guy got what he wanted that night, and if SHE wants more, then she needs to step up her game.
It was sort of what I was going for in this caption. The curse was that Nadine had to have a perfect one night stand as a woman before she could turn back into Henri. To be honest, I don't think I've ever had a perfect one night stand, so it is probably a herculean task for Nadine to be switched back anyway. However, I wanted to show the progression to where Henri thinks it was a great one night stand and figures in the end that it is going to be a LONG TIME before he is male again. For those that don't know, making crepes is NOT the easiest thing to make. Usually if I still liked the woman the next morning, we'd go to Denny's for a grand slam breakfast or something.
With that in mind, I thought I had found a perfect picture to go along with my story. The photo drummed up an image for me of a woman reflecting on the night before while watching the sun rise. There is a feeling of contentment and yet a longing for something more. "That was fun, but why am I not back to being Henri?" seems to be what she is thinking.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: When making TG captions, we often do the trickster thing where a goal is set, and somehow its never achieved due to traps set along the way. The deck is stacked so that its a 1 percent chance that the protagonist will actually succeed. What do you think is the best way to plot that out in a caption? Should the failure be set up in the beginning where you can use it to ramp up the humiliation and show most or all of the aftermath? Or is it better to make it seem like the goal is attainable, then have it yanked out from them with flourish, akin to Charlie Brown and the football that Lucy is holding? Do you prefer another way I haven't mentioned?