Thursday, September 8, 2011
Formspring has given me a request for more pregnancy captions and a question from Alectra that I will hopefully be answering soon. Figured I would give people a heads up that I have seen them, but haven't really had time to whip something up. I haven't really even had time to make any new captions, though I did make one for the next Haven Quarterly eZine which I am sort of proud of. Unfortunately for everyone, you'd have to buy a copy when its out in October to see it!
This caption is a good followup to the previous post, in that its deals more with feelings and experiences than with a set plot line. It didn't really matter HOW she became Serena, what happens next? I didn't mention it at the time, but it was something I was thinking about, due to friends either getting divorced or losing a close loved one. Its all well and good to mourn or mope, but at some point, you have to move on and make the best of whatever situation you are currently facing.
Of course, I chose not to make this a sad caption, as it was created specifically for Serena. I wanted to accentuate the positive, and among other things, having a body like that certainly helps when coping with becoming a female. Well, at least once it is accepted.
For me, the fact that she wasn't sure of what she was wearing, as opposed to the "I'm a girl now" situation that Dee thought, was incredibly positive. Most women have a comfort zone by the time they reach their 20's, where they know how they want to present themselves: in hair, makeup, clothing, and unless its a special occasion, they don't usually veer away from it too much. Its been built up from the time they were a little girl, through the teenage years, and on up through their adult life. The next step from the mid 20's style is if/when they have kids.
Serena didn't have that chance, and will certainly have to figure out on her own what she feels most comfortable with, and it looks like that this caption is the first step of many for her. Even better, she's putting on her panties in a way that makes they easier to take off if she decides to seduce Tom!
DISCUSSION QUESTION: I've noticed that I can't help but transfer my mood and thoughts to whatever caption I am making at the time. It probably goes back to my days in music, and when I was pissed off, I would write a punk song, and if I was happy, it'd be a cheerier punk song! The photo certainly influenced what I wrote, but looking at it now, I think its a pretty vague (though quite seductive) picture. When you saw the picture, before reading the caption, what did you think the story/plot line would be from me? What would you have done with the photo if YOU were making a caption for it?