Sometimes the cruel Mistress in me comes out more than usual. I tend to be more of a playful taunting minx than strict and dominating. Honestly it is much more fun AND closer to my real personality. However, the true bitch comes out in grand style when need be, and I can usually keep it under control. If not, my manipulative side comes out big time!
Its truly a mindset though, and this somewhat early caption set tapped into it well. For me, the pictures exposed too much that I didn't want shown, so I took the unique step (for me at least) of using ovals to only show what I thought was necessarily to move the story along. Unfortunately, I didn't have a good enough picture to leave "Mistress Dee" out of the frame in the ending caption, but it fit in well with the plot conclusion so I bit my tongue and used it.
The captions were made about 2.5 years ago, and I'm surprised I haven't done more like this design-wise, where its almost like a peek-hole show for the viewer/reader. I will have to keep this in mind when making future captions, and think about using certain masks over the picture to present a certain perspective, like a keyhole shot.
FORMSPRING QUESTION from anonymous:
Love your caps! Do you think you could do some with anime? Thanx!
This is an easy question to answer! First off, thanks for the affirmation that you enjoy/love my caps. The main reason why I don't usually do anime captions is .. I don't read anime, so I tend not to look at source material (pictures) of anime. I realize that 85 percent of my captions are magical, and tend not to be realistic, but I can still think of them as being real. I don't picture myself as a cartoon version of myself, male or female, so its hard to relate to that in caption form. I've made some for people that enjoy anime pictures, so I don't begrudge them, but I probably SUCK at making captions with that sort of image.
Looking over the entire collection of Dementia caption creations, I only found 2 where I used a strictly anime picture. All the rest were old pin-ups, old advertisements, or other bits of art not considered to be anime. So there is the one above this paragraph, and the one (which was part 2 of a 2 part caption .. so I won't post the first part) below!
IF someone posts some good anime pictures to their folder on the Haven, and I can make a story with it, I would certainly give it a shot. I tend not to go out of my way to find those pictures though.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: When you look at captions with anime picture sources, what do you expect from them? Should the plot line revolve around the source's original story? Should it be just like a regular photo caption and people will look at it like its the real world but animated? I'm not really sure what I would do with it, so I am definitely opening up the floor for comments to help me understand!