Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The LAST One Night Stand? or Not?

This is a caption all about expectations, especially stereotypical expectations. When men engage in one night stands, usually all the work is done before the act itself takes place. They work on the set-up, the introduction, the follow-through flirtation, then on sealing the deal. From there, it is usually smooth sailing. The woman's work is different in that she is more likely conducting her night like a job interview, weeding out the lesser lights and finding someone that will be compatible and hopefully up to the task at hand.

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?


  1. One time I did a Charlie Brown and Lucy caption set years later when they were seniors in high school. By then he was a football player and she was an annoying head cheerleader. (seemed appropriate). She was tied down spread eagle and watched as he soaked a large vibrator in an aphrodisiac oil before slipping it into her. Minutes later as she writhed he would hang his nutsack jest out of reach of her mouth. Every time she would stretch out her tongue in lust he would pull his FootBalls away and say 'How do you like it'?
    I prefer the allegedly attainable goal that isn't really attainable.

  2. @ Geofrey

    I prefer "the allegedly attainable goal that isn't" as well, but figured there had to be some people out there that wanted to make a case for the other one or some different alternatives.

    Perhaps someone can give us some perspective on the other options and why they like them?

  3. With my personal kinks, I tend to like the idea of the 'challenge' being easy, and then yanked out. The 'subject' get that good high feeling that it will be easy, making the downfall that much more enjoyable. If the failure is set up in the beginning then its just a tale of a beat down. The subject knows they most likely can't win, so their downfall is expected.

    But thats not to say that there aren't caps using that method that aren't good. Smitty's take on 'All or Nothing' for Jennifer is a recent example where the failure was built in from the beginning, and yet he ramped up the story for 6 panels, and it was still great.