Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Sold Out .. and Double Crossed!
This was a straight forward caption that was made because I wanted to do something for totalditz. She's pretty good about commenting on other peoples work, and she has a fun set of preferences. I also had the idea for Dean Mentia after thinking about Animal House and movies like that. Seems like a nice way to introduce a character patterned off my screen name and have it be a part of the caption. Feels like I'm giving it a personal touch. The sports pub theme played out for Kevin / Ashlee through her appearance, with the baseball shirt and she had that "just turned into a really cute girl" look about her.
But when I was done, it really seemed like the story was incomplete. I mean, what actually happens when she goes to her job. I pretty much thought about how Kevin would be picked on, and the bosses would figure that they could earn much more money if Ashlee was a waitress/hostess making tips. I found a few pictures but nothing that would help move the story forward.
Then I figured, the Dean always gets his comeuppance in those college movies, through pranks and whatever else seems to happen. From there, it didn't take me more than a second to realize that Ms. Rachel was probably going to be behind the entire scheme.
This picture has that same vapid helplessness of the 1st one, but much more sophisticated. It also made the sports pub / restaurant definitely plausible. Once I had that, the rest was really simple to figure out.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: For me, it is a rarity that not only did I see a spot to elaborate on a caption, that I was able to find a picture that made the story come alive. When you make a caption, do you have sequels or continuations in mind beforehand? If not, when and how did the idea come along to flesh things out more? For regular caption readers, how often do you read something and wish there were more stories set in that universe or want to see what happens next?