Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy Last Post of 2011!!


Originally titled .. 2 wrongs don't make a right, but 3 rights make a left, and made for Ashley. I think that the inspiration for this caption came from when George Costanza on Seinfeld decided to do everything opposite the way he usually did, so he could end up winning for once.

The picture was just utterly enthralling to me. The black and white nature, and the contrast was very alluring. I think I used a different font for this caption specifically to capture a different mood than what I was usually projecting. Not even sure WHAT font it is, but it works well with the text I created.

I hope that everyone reading this caption has a safe and enjoyable New Year celebration. See you all in 2012 . The Mayans say we have at LEAST another 5-6 months right? LOL


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Comic Con will be different this year!



Comic-Con has always been a good topic when creating TG captions. With the amount of scantily clad and superhero dressed people there, and the cameras taking pictures, it seems inevitable that those photos will become the fantasies of TG captioners. I know a fair amount of comic book stuff, though I mostly read Batman and Sandman when I was younger. Most TG fans though are pretty big Scifi and Comic Book geeks, if I am one to generalize. I guess it comes with the territory.

When I made this caption, it was one of those weekends where Spike TV was playing a non-stop marathon of Star Wars movies, so I blame the whole set on them! The pictures I had saved up for quite a few years .. I had a vague story plot involving them, but I sort of left them behind, as many newer pictures spoke to me in a direct way. Periodically I go back through my old picture directories to see if there are any hidden gems, or things that will work for people I owe captions preference wise.

BabyEmmy likes age regression, and has "boyfriend/hubby to daughter" as a preference. I don't usually do them too much, as I would like models to be at least in the late teens, and always keep them as non-sexual as possible. The 2nd captions' picture would work though, as it is definitely a costume and we have no idea what she looks like underneath, hence we keep a sense of anonymity about who she is under there. Once I had the idea for that, I wanted to tie the 1st picture in somehow. What I wrote works well enough, but the 1st panel is mostly there to set up the second one, which I made sure has some humiliation involved, which is what Emmy requested in her preferences.

One of the things I wanted to mention here that I also mentioned in the original posting on Rachel's Haven was that this was slightly inspired by my own youngling. From the posting, "My daughter used to wear her Vader mask to bed sometimes. Very disconcerting when checking on her at 2 in the morning, especially when she had a cold. At least she never said 'Yippie!'." She isn't a fan of the movies, but really thinks that Darth Vader is a cool villain, and that Luke is a bit of a "wienie".

DISCUSSION QUESTION: How squeamish are you when it comes to making captions regarding preferences you aren't comfortable with? Do you try to work around them, and accommodate the recipient, or do you ask them to give you some ideas that you are more attuned to using? The Haven forbids incestuous captions, and sexual situations involving minors, so I don't have to deal with that, but what other things do you stay away from in reading/creating TG captions?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ironing Out Our Differences . and Formspring!


Just another caption that uses "Dust my Credenza" .. I think I've used that in at least 4 to 5 captions since I've started. Not sure WHY, it just seems like a funny word that I want to use OVER and OVER again. Not much to say about the caption .. I mean, how can you make a crappy caption with a source photo like that?

Well, the main suggestion seems to be that I should make a page that talks specifically about certain elements that we discuss in regards to caption creation. I like to think that most of my blog posts focus on that, but there are certain ones that really gets into the nuts and bolts of "how-to" more so than the "why" I do things. I'll see what I can whip up design wise, and probably reach out to Steffiemarie since she seems to have been the first one to have little sections in her blog.

Another suggestion was to make posts more about me personally, and the life of Damien. I am not sure how much people want to hear about my dreadfully boring life (by design .. my life used to be a huge roller-coaster!) so I'll put snippets of it to make sure people get a sense of where I'm coming from when making captions. If anyone has specific questions or areas they wish for me to discuss, I am sure they could post it in the formspring box on the left hand side over there.

Speaking of, here is a question from Nadine, which seems to followup something from another post I made.

What's a made-in caption?

I am assuming this is a mis-understood line in a discussion question from a few days ago .. "What are some other things that strike you when you see them made in captions, that while they aren't officially "wrong" like typos, logic, or plot holes .." There is no such thing as a "made in caption" .. Perhaps I didn't use proper grammar .. but I meant to ask what draws you to see a mistake made in a caption .. that isn't quite a "mistake" as much as perhaps a slight faux pas or something that just doesn't feel right. For instance, I have a bit of a pet peeve for paragraphs that end with ONE word on a line .. just sort of dangling there on its own. I work with publications quite a bit, and I will futz with character spacing to make sure we don't get an orphan word sitting there by itself. Its how I feel about it, and though its not WRONG, it doesn't feel RIGHT for me. Perhaps more of a case of OCD, but it DOES drive me bonkers sometimes!

Next ummm, question comes from jayjay9:

my Question is this, how are you honey?

Thanks for asking. I am a bit beat up over the holidays, but hanging in there. I could use some rest and relaxation that honestly, I will never see or experience. Someday I hope to vanish for a few days with no way of anyone contacting me. Doesn't matter where I go ... even a hotel room with just an internet connection and a spa would do just fine. I've probably not decompressed in years. Traveling never helps either, because I can never actually relax, plus I'd have even more work on my plate when I return. Hopefully I can win the lottery and spend my time wandering around the country, turning men into sexy slutty women.

The last question is still brewing. Simone asked a rather good question that I am still pondering. Probably get to that after the new year.

Oh yeah, if you use Mozilla Firefox, there is a great little add-on that will save anything you fill into comment boxes like these, in case you end up cut off or hit a button .. you won't lose whatever you had written. I can't tell you how many times that has happened to me here on Blogger. I can't remember the name of it right now, but will post it in the comments section when I get a chance.

DISCUSSION QUESTION: How would/should I structure that little section discussed above in regards to caption creation and discussion? Do a blurb with links to the original topic? Post the meat of each individual discussion directly from the original blog post? Other ideas?

Monday, December 26, 2011

Dream a Little (perverted) Dream ..


This caption was made for Candy (aka One Eyed Pirate) and I wanted to post something that was a bit more hardcore today to balance out all the sweetness that the holidays sometimes causes. LOL Besides, steffiemarie said that SEX SELLS, so I guess I have got to get on the bandwagon!

I don't usually use pictures this explicit, but Candy likes hardcore images and story lines, so occasionally I have to step up and make something i usually wouldn't. Its not that I don't like using penetration and gyno type shots, its that most of them are too generic for me. I need something in the photo that will grab me, and tie the story into the picture. Most "money shots" are generally the same, and I could certainly write the same old, "he turned into a slut and here she is taking it in the ass ... enjoy!"

This was slightly different because I liked the composition of the shot, and her eyes were closed, implying some sort of "Omigod please tell me I'm dreaming!" type situation that people tend to find themselves in from time to time. Also, for the punchline, I needed a certain pose, and this works well in getting from A to B .. the look on her face corresponds well to the beginning, all the way down to her naughty bits, which coincides with the ending.

The irony in this is that I don't tend to make my writing any more or any less perverted regardless of what picture I use, though it does work more forcefully blunt here matched up to the photo. I left the whole things vague .. it COULD be just a dream, or Jeff could have changed in any number of different ways .. but it isn't important in the slightest to what is going on right at that point in time.

Hope everyone had a good holiday filled with family and friends. I did what I could to spread the cheer around to everyone that deserved it, and even for a few that didn't deserve it! I wandered around the internet looking and commenting on different TG blogs ... which was fun because I don't do nearly enough of that. Found some fun things to look at. Haven't made any new captions, and probably won't before the New Year, as I have various peoples floating around the house with vacation time. I should be at least posting though on this blog, either from here at home or at work.

I've also sent out the Christmas Goose pictures to those that asked. Check your email!

DISCUSSION QUESTION: I've noticed that quite a few people are doing some overhauls on their TG blogs, like new backgrounds, pages that explain things, and other things to make it spiffier. Do you think this site needs anything added to it (other than tags for Feb 11-June 11)? What could I do to make this blog more Dee-lightful?

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Decks the Halls with Lots of Holly!


Well, its technically Christmas Eve, as its after Midnight here in this time zone. I figured I would post a BLOG EXCLUSIVE .. I like saying that! LOL I don't really create many captions that aren't for anyone specific. This one came to mind when I saw the picture. Fruitcake has become a Christmas joke nowadays here in America, as people don't seem to know how to make them, and its an acquired taste to be sure. I'm pretty sure the photo is not showing an actual fruitcake, but hey, suspension of disbelief and all that, right? Everyone needs a weird aunt that is probably into the Dark Arts, right? That keeps us on our toes, probably painted fire engine red!

I trust that everyone will have a great holiday season, whether it was spinning a dreidel, airing your grievances around a Festivus pole, calling out the corners at the Winter Solstice, celebrating the arrival of baby Jesus, bowing down the commercial God of Santa Claus, or whatever you do when Kwanzaa arrives. I hope all those you care about have a safe and secure holiday season as well.

I am not sure I'll be posting again before Monday, as Sunday will be a huge travel day with the Mentia Familia visiting most of the "spousal" relatives that live multiple hours away. Not looking forward to the drive up and back, but I do look forward to the Prime Rib. Her family really knows how to celebrate deliciously!

If I do post before then, it might be the entry I posted for last year's Christmas Caption Contest (or was it 2009?) that was relatively tasteless, hence my absolute joy in making it! Depends on how much Egg Nog and Meatballs I consume at the Christmas Eve parties we hit tomorrow evening.

DISCUSSION TOPIC: If you want to leave holiday messages, please go right ahead. As a gift to those who caption, leave a message here, and if you want, I'll give you a photo or two I have saved on my hard drive that I think you might find useful in making a caption. What better than me sliding a hand in your stocking and giving you a gift?!? Just make note in the comment that you want the Christmas Goose!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Subtle and Tasteful Makeover


This was created for a relatively newbie on the Haven, The Color Blue .. and I really liked her preferences, especially since some of them have meshed with some things I've really be into lately. Tasty bits like hypnosis, compulsions, and embarassment/humiliation. Also, over the last week or two, I have thought about the whole "turned into a drag queen" thing in relation to the other tasty bits I just mentioned.

I tried to make a caption that would fill some of those hotspots. I really wish I had the skill to write stories with those plot points, but honestly my ADHD kicks in, and I get semi-bored. Plus, my desire is always to edit things down to their bare essence, and details can matter when it comes to a full on story.

Its also how I feel about this caption. While its good, I don't think I put out everything I wanted to, and ended up shortchanging the plot somehow. This is one of those times where multiple panels probably would have helped me tell the story I wanted to tell. However, I did NOT want to have a first panel with a guy on it, because we all tend to put ourselves in the captions, and seeing a guy that looks NOTHING like us would be terribly disarming. If I had another picture of the girl in the photo, I definitely would use it, especially if it was without the wig. That way I could carve out a bit more of the back story.

I'm glad that Mina liked it, with this response:
Oh simply delightful!! Definitely right up my alley. I've never been a redhead before but I must say it looks quite nice and the drag queen circus clown had me laughing.
 I still think I could have given her something so much better.

One a blog note ... I should be posting either tomorrow or on Christmas Eve. I have a blog exclusive caption (depending on if the 25 captions of Christmas has a Christmas Eve entry) and then probably nothing until the middle of next week, with a few postings during that holiday week to keep people amused!

DISCUSSION QUESTION: Should I be beating myself up over this? Is it because I am using preferences that I personally like to create a caption for someone else?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Watch Out for the DRM!

 
Nick/Lanna is a big anime fan, and likes to have anime art in captions. I wouldn't really know Sailor Moon from Popeye the Sailor Man however, so I was a bit limited in what I could write. I do know some anime pirates, mostly because they don't think its right that they should have to pay 30 bucks for 2-4 episodes per disc. Figured I could use that information to make some sort of caption and still make it interesting.

Even better, I could actually work with her preferences. Among them were:
  • I'm very polite, try not to break rules, but may insult people with out noticing.
  • I don't mind being with either a guy or a girl, either before or after transformation.
  • I have a girlfriend who is also bi, and doesn't care what gender I am, she also loves TF as much as me XD
  • If there are multiple people in the cap, I like to be with my GF, she doesn't mind (actually enjoys) being turned into a guy, so if I'm in a picture with a guy, please make it her ^_^
When I get something like that, it makes me want to include his girlfriend. What better way to keep a relationship running well than being able to share something like TG captions?

I know that "The Ring" was a movie that had a movie being a force for change, specifically the viewers dying within 7 days of watching. From there, it didn't take much of a leap that the anime Nick watched would have the same sort of effect, though only through the copy protection scheme (DRM is something that is supposed to stop piracy/bootlegging of copy-written works like movies and music.). Having his girlfriend watch it first made sure that they BOTH would change gender.

This caption also shows what I had discussed in the previous blog post about how I tend to make captions when the picture source is in widescreen format. Instead of floating the text IN the picture, I put the picture right where it should be in the time line, and wrote the story around it.

I would like to post every weekday this week, but it all depends on how the work schedule plays out. I was able to get most of the work needed to be done before Christmas already done .. it just depends on when everyone else here in the office gets me THEIR data, so I can finish MY work.

I'm holding out hope that some people will come up with more ideas for the discussion question I posted yesterday, and I will repost the actual discussion question below.

DISCUSSION QUESTION: What are some other things that strike you when you see them made in captions, that while they aren't officially "wrong" like typos, logic, or plot holes .. but things that make the caption not nearly as polished as it could be?

The reason I'm asking is I'd like to see if we could whip up a guide to "So you made some captions? Now how do you make the jump to the next level?" type FAQ.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Getting Support from a Family Member .. Sorta!


The picture totally wrote the entire caption for me. The pose and look on the model's face said, "help me please?" to me, and it didn't have the blunt sexuality that many "girls grabbing/cupping their boobs" seem to possess. There was an innocence to the expression and her face itself. Also, there was some soft boyish features present in the face and the hair, which made it seem like she wasn't QUITE fully changed yet. Its not often when you get a gift like this in picture form .. all that I described AND a wonderfully kick ass body to use in a caption.

When I make captions, I tend to use tall pictures (aka height is 2:1 ratio or so to width) so I can run a text box on the side. Pictures like this are harder for me, because I don't want to edit a photo this delicious, and the extraneous background lends credence to it being his sister's room. When I get pictures that are wider than tall, I tend to do one of two things.

One way is to have a more linear arrangement, where the picture goes exactly where it fits in the story time line. An example would be the first text section is the guy arguing about going to see a chick flick with her, and that she should find someone to go that would appreciate it more. Then I would put in a picture of a girl with tears running down her face. Then, I'd end it with the transformed boyfriend watching the movie with his girlfriend, and find out he's crying, not because of the movie, but because she told him that he'll be stuck like that for the next month. (Hey, I think I just wrote a caption on the fly! Wooo!) See THIS blog post for the style I just described.

The other way to handle it is to do what I did here. Make the picture the entire caption and place all the text floating on top of the photo. I have no problems doing this, although, when you go this route, you really need to either go ALL narrative, or ALL dialog. This style also is best used when text is sparse. It doesn't look balanced when there is a bunch of small test being dominated by a picture like the one in the caption above. Since I had set this up as a conversation between brother and sister, their conversation could just be banter, since its obvious they know each other very well. That led me to an economy of dialog, and if I recall, I think I actually made the text size bigger when I was done, since there were still some dead space for it to fit into without overwhelming the image.

One of the things I've been thinking about lately is negative space, especially since a few people have asked me to critique their captions. I do my best to not only trim the image to what I feel is necessary, but that I will never leave a block of text box empty. If what I've written is too short, I'll either try to expand what I've written with some extra adjectives and more detail to the change .. or enlarge the text itself, and center it so that there would be two smaller spaces instead of one giant one. Its probably the number one thing I notice about newbies when they start making captions. Often the picture choice is good and the stories are at least competent, but there's about 2 inches at the top of the picture that could've been chopped (mostly blue sky) and they have about 2 inches at the bottom of the text box that are blank. If they'd chopped the sky, the picture and text box would be perfectly balanced!

DISCUSSION QUESTION: What are some other things that strike you when you see them made in captions, that while they aren't officially "wrong" like typos, logic, or plot holes .. but things that make the caption not nearly as polished as it could be? As a start, I would nominate the resizing of images incorrectly .. by either enlarging them so much they are blurry, or resizing them so that the proportions are off (squished girls or elongated features) so they look like fun-house mirrors.

The reason I'm asking is I'd like to see if we could whip up a guide to "So you made some captions? Now how do you make the jump to the next level?" type FAQ.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Pink Bimbo ... with a Twist!


Have a few Formspring "questions" to answer soon, and possibly a blog exclusive caption. Depends on if I want to post it here or gift it to the next Haven eZine which should be coming out in January. At that point in time, I'll also be able to post my contribution to the 1st eZine, since the 6 month exclusivity will be passed.

The caption above was made for Sammie/Serena. I was purposely trying to stay away from a magical caption, and she has preferences that fit both a realistic approach and one that is more abracadabra. I like these type of stories more now than I used to, and I am more comfortable writing them. Compulsion plotlines make me tingle as it is, and having instincts run counter-intuitive to what they used to be, leaving the protagonist on auto-pilot, yet still aware of the way they are acting, will probably never get old in my opinion.

I tried not to telegraph the twist at the end. The whole caption plot came to me as soon as I saw the picture. The ending came first, and I had to work my way through back to the beginning. There was a bit of pruning, mostly in what Nate had done, and the process of becoming the picture. If it went too long, I feared it would lose its emotional impact. I imagine that Belladonna could write a really good story, just by stretching out my skeletal plot and detailing the downfall. I didn't want a full story though, I just wanted a visceral "HERE YA GO!"

I'm glad to see that the views are picking up here. College semesters are over I assume, and people have time to look around the TG blogosphere perhaps? Glad everyone is looking at least!

What I posted in the previous blog entry still applies!
  • If you have a TF/TG caption blog and DON'T belong to the Haven, but would like to trade captions, give me a shout-out below in the comments. I didn't realize there were that many people doing captions that weren't a part of the Haven. 99 percent of my captions are trades with others. I always focus better on plots and things when I have someone, and their preferences, in mind. Otherwise my brain is too scatter shot and my ADD kicks in (and people wonder why I can be concise when creating .. its really a lack of focus! LOL)  
DISCUSSION QUESTION: If you had the chance to give a TG Christmas wish ... would it be for you to have your wish come true .. or for all of your online/real life TG friends to have THEIR wishes become a reality?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Kidnappers can really co-ordinate colors!


I am so glad that I found the story I was looking for.Its called "Andrew" and was written by Grimbo. Funny thing is, after reading it, I think my mind had improved the story as I replayed it in my mind over the years. Doesn't hold up as well as I thought, especially with some of the writers of TG captions and stories I read now. Maybe someone will take that story as an idea and really improve on it!

I made the above caption for Dalene three years ago. My original file was sort of messed up, so I re-jiggered it to make it more readable. I made it for a 2 for 1 deal that she offered, and I'm not sure if she supplied the picture or not. Either way, I'm pretty happy with it .. and it falls in line with one of the first captions I made Alectra .. that of the whole Stockholm Syndrome, and the breakdown of the psyche over tramatic things. Here is what I wrote originally:
MERRY CHRISTMAS .. now SUBMIT TO ME!! Hee hee!

Enjoy the rapture babe!
What I posted in the previous blog entry still applies!
  • If you have a TF/TG caption blog and DON'T belong to the Haven, but would like to trade captions, give me a shout-out below in the comments. I didn't realize there were that many people doing captions that weren't a part of the Haven. 99 percent of my captions are trades with others. I always focus better on plots and things when I have someone, and their preferences, in mind. Otherwise my brain is too scatter shot and my ADD kicks in (and people wonder why I can be concise when creating .. its really a lack of focus! LOL) 
Lastly, I wanted to post one of my favorite Christmas songs by one of my favorite bands. Figured some of my followers might enjoy it, and it is certainly apropos of some people's holiday season I'm sure!

My First Xmas as a Woman by The Vandals


Its so catchy, you'll be walking down the street humming to yourself, "Chop it off, Chop it off, My penis, chop it off!"

DISCUSSION QUESTION: I love offbeat Christmas songs, and have a ton of things like "Pink Flamingos" by Jerry Springer, or "Fuck Christmas" by Fear. I am hoping my Dee-mented followers will have a few suggestions I haven't seen yet. Whatcha got for me?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Nursing a Curse .. Just milking it right now!


This will be a somewhat fragmented post. I am trying to make sure I post 2-3 times a week. I don't always have an elaborate discussion worked up, so I post when (a) I have time, and (b) when I have something to discuss. Making this blog is much harder than actually making captions.

People are always asking for pregnancy captions. Here is one I made a few weeks ago for a 2 for 1 deal offered by Chelsea Baker. As I described in the posting at the time:
I wanted to make something up right away before I forgot (that happens much more than you think!) so I puzzled quickly until I came up with something that I don't think gets enough caption love. For women, there is something that happens to them that they can't describe when they are involved with what the caption talks about, and guys NEVER get to experience it.
From seeing it live, and from hearing about it with other mothers I know, its a weirdly erotic, but innocent, sensation to breast feed. Even weirder is that certain emotions, or any baby crying, can bring forth a veritable fountain of breast milk. Guys really have nothing to compare it to and I think its interesting that an emotional feeling can bring about such a physical reaction like that.

A few side notes:
  • I am looking for an old story, that I seem to have lost from my hard drive. It was posted MANY years ago, perhaps on the original TSA mailing list, or perhaps the TG mailing list that Sapphire had started. The plot was basically the following, "Guy in a clothing store pisses off the witch working there. He has to escape the store, and if any female clothing touches him, the corresponding body part of his changes into a female (ie if gloves touch him, his hands become female.) If he can escape, he will become a man again, but of course, that doesn't happen." IF you have a copy/link to the story, give me a holler. I wish I remembered the name and author, but I honestly suck about that!
  • If you have a TF/TG caption blog and DON'T belong to the Haven, but would like to trade captions, give me a shout-out below in the comments. I didn't realize there were that many people doing captions that weren't a part of the Haven. 99 percent of my captions are trades with others. I always focus better on plots and things when I have someone, and their preferences, in mind. Otherwise my brain is too scatter shot and my ADD kicks in (and people wonder why I can be concise when creating .. its really a lack of focus! LOL)
  • Something I am pretty good at is helping people that are having issues with writing blocks. If you ever have a problem trying to figure out where to go next, or want to blast past some creative issues, let me know, and I'll see what I can do.
All of these things you can put in the comments section. Hopefully, I'll have something more posted in the next few days, including an exclusive blog caption.

Friday, December 9, 2011

A Little Drop of ... Poison?


Wanted to post something for people to look at this weekend. I'll try to look at the links in the previous post and add some to the side for my viewing pleasure. Keep them coming!! No need to stop just because there is a newer blog post!

This is the other caption I made while listening to Tom Waits. I had the picture for Chelsea, but hadn't the real concrete idea until I got to the lyrics for "A Little Drop of Poison" which seemed to go really well with the image. I didn't want to go the way most people would though with the picture and the song title. Figured I would work around it. Witches, especially those in the past, were often just herbalist/chemists, so went with that. Since the picture has a cat (familiar) and tea cups (Chelsea is from the UK) .. I just went with what works, and I think it did work. Sometimes I like to make guys lives better when they turn into women. I guess I have a soft touch occasionally!

DISCUSSION: How often do you just take what the image gives you, versus trying to stretch around and give the story something that is slightly off the beaten path? For me, I wanted to do it here because Chelsea had given me a great caption and I wanted to make the capback something more special.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Santa Panties ... Very Comfortable!


First off, I would like to thank everyone who voted in the Haven's November 2011 contest. I ended up winning the whole ball of wax, for the first time I was more than just the bride's maid! It feels great, because I know I'm not the best at any one particular aspect of captioning, but I like to think I'm pretty consistent when it comes to quality and overall presentation. Having been in the final two for a contest for four years in a row shows that people tend to agree with me in my assumption.

I made the above caption for a little project that Terri started on the Haven called "The 25 caps of Christmas" and it was starting out slow. She'd PMed a few of the admins who caption asking if they'd help contribute, and more so, to help promote the idea and get it moving. Its pretty much a TG version of an Advent calendar.

At first, I didn't think I'd have time right away, but no one else had made anything, and I didn't want it to die a quick yet painful death, so I whipped up something on the quick. If I'm anything, I'm rapid from start to finish. I had a stash of Xmas pictures I hadn't capped yet, and just grabbed one, made a background for it, and started writing.

There's been debates about Holiday Trees vs Christmas Trees and saying "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" so I figured I could do a quick riff on that, with how the spirit is in the giving. From there, it didn't take too much to bring the TG aspect into it, with some naughtiness as well. There is a tradmark "Dee" zinger at the end that just brings a smile to my face. I always wondered why feminine hygiene products always have "baby powder" as a scent instead of things like "New Car Smell".

Anyway, I made that caption in about 12 minutes, and Terri had a caption for Day 2. There are still some dates available if you are a captioner. See the link for more details. If you just like to look at captions, go to the link and check out creations made by famous captioners like: Dee, Argus, Petra, Alectra, Martha, Totalditz, and hopefully many others!

DISCUSSION QUESTION. Things have been a bit slow on some of the TG blogs I follow. I need more links to follow! If you are following this blog and HAVE a blog of your own, please plug it in the comments. That way I can add you to the side column. Having followers cross pollinating can be a good thing, and I enjoy finding things I haven't seen before. If you know of any blog sites I may like, post them in the comment section as well!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Irony is Pretty .. Ironic (Please Vote!)


Well, I've won a Haven contest in 2008, 2009, and 2010 (2nd place actually, but close enough!) and I haven't done many contests this year. When I realized I could keep the streak alive, I worked hard to make a caption that I thought conveyed the concept quite well, but with a twist that was fun and ingenious. 

The rules are the following:

  • Transformations have to lead to an age change.
  • That included both directions: age regression and age progression
  • There's no limit for the highest age, do what you like here
  • That doesn't apply for the other direction. First of all stay within the Haven Rules! We decided that all girls below 16 should be G-rated. Between 16 and 18 you can include R-rated pictures and above 18 it's X-rated or higher.
  • The focus of the story should be really about the new age or the age difference. Just making a guy 2 years younger as a girl wouldn't focus on the age change since this is hardly a change. So beside the gender change the age change should be mainly the center of the story.

I think my caption is a good fit for the rules.

Now I need a last minute push to see if I can end up in a winning spot. I certainly don't mind coming in 2nd place, but I'd like to keep my streak going. if I do, it shows that I am consistently good enough to almost win LOL Hell, if I win, I might ask to switch the rankings so I get 2nd place AGAIN!

So please head on down to Rachel's Haven, and vote early, and often! The link is here : http://www.rachelshaven.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=40&topic=48890.0

Voting ends tomorrow morning at 6 am EST I believe.

Yeah, I know this is cheesy and reeks of the movie "Election" but I'm sure some others are rallying support as well. There are many good captions posted for you to look at, so just remember to VOTE! Even for people that aren't me!