Friday, February 10, 2012
Dr. Mentia Opens her Hypno Office
Well, I said I would post a hypnosis series, and I am pretty damn sure I haven't posted it here before.
I made this series for Samantha Hanley, who has sort of disappeared over the last few months (She hasn't signed onto the Haven since October 2011) and I really miss her work. She was really into two things that I enjoy in captions ... Hosiery and Hypnosis. Now and again, she'd come up with some really cool twists, but I'm not sure if she just got burned out with captioning or something else. Samantha dear, if you are out there, drop me a PM or something!
Anyway, I am a big fan of both, and wanted to make her something special, but wasn't sure where to go until I found a series of pictures that pretty much scripted what I wanted to say. By this point (April 2011) I was barely making anything longer than 1 panel. From my idea though, I KNEW that it had to be longer than that, since in my head, there were certain points I wanted to hit, and figured one panel per emphasis point would convey the story better, especially since the best pictures were aligned horizontally.
I like to think that I made it flow fairly well from panel to panel, especially since my ADD (or is it ADHD?) tends to kick in by the third panel if I try to make series. She isn't a fan of magic, so I had to create the whole "manipulating body tissue" to get the boobies to make sense, since the point was the computer and phone triggers were changing him from a "former college acquantence" to a secretary over the course of the morning.
Looking at it again, I realize that I was definitely making all the exposition flow through her stream of consciousness dialog, but I'm not sure how else I could have done it and made it flow the way I wanted it to be. I don't think its clunky, but I recognize the limitations I had imposed upon myself. Hypnosis captions tend to need more verbiage to get their point across. Even though it runs through four panels, I am not sure how much more I could whittle down and still have a completely coherent TG caption series.
In other blog news, I was bored the other night and tagged all the posts for February of 2011. That leaves March-May of 2011 without tags for the blog. I wrote up many posts for those months, but if I can do one Month per week, I should have ALL the captions tagged by the middle of March.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: What do you like about hypnosis TG captions? What things about hypnosis captions make you want to scream "I NEVER want to see THAT again!"? What things WOULD you like to see more of in TG hypnosis captions, that you don't see enough?