This caption was the first one I ever did for Candy (One Eyed Pirate) back when she first appeared at the Haven. I am not sure if it was before or after TF Media had closed, but that is where *I* knew her from. She was offbeat in a fun way, and I wanted to make her a caption to welcome her that would be fun. Who wouldn't want a caption with a billy large mouth bass in it? In the bathroom no less!
Thanka Dee for the "welcomes", and the cappy you made 4 meh~love it. I couldn't help but get a laugh from the bass (fish) thats hangin on the wall right behind me, great pic to a good story that all fits together very well.Yeah, That caption is definitely a Dee caption!
This is where I take up where I left off yesterday. Since I didn't want to lose people to the length of the post, I figured I would jump back in with a post today.
Most likely, I am a TG lifer. Why do I say that? Well, I've been reading the stories since Carnegie Mellon had the gay/tg archive only available on FTP which was in 1994. I won't go over the rest since I've talked about it before in other posts.
I don't usually vanish for long periods of time either. I think the most I've went between visits to sites has been a week or so when I went to Florida in 1999 when I didn't have access to the internet.
I tend to be fairly steady in caption production. I'm sure I've slacked off a bit since I started, but I've not really been hit by any big writers' block issues or a lack of computer access.
I am not sure I could just walk away. I am not sure I have it in me.
Well, I mean, I could stop doing captions if they ceased to be fun. I wrote stories until I realized that they sucked because they were extremely short. Captions were the perfect vehicle for my ADHD.
I always had a knack for coming up with things that were descriptive but concise. I wonder if the fact that I started making captions right around the time I lost my voice and was unable to perform in any bands lead to my fervor at the Haven. I don't write lyrics very much anymore because it pisses me off that I can't sing them the way I want to, so I've got more than 15 songs just sitting on my hard drive that I've written that probably won't ever get finished.
What does this mean for me? Well, it means that at some point I might become the TG version of the lady in the trailer with all the cats. I'll make some new friends here and there, and lose some too as they vanish into the ether.
I hope to never be the one that constantly says, "back in my day, we created captions while walking 5 miles uphill both ways in a snowstorm, and they had to be less than 300k in size and no bigger than 900x600 .. and we liked it that way, dammit!"
In fact, I am going to try to do this at least once a week. Sometime during the afternoon, I will pop on Yahoo and be visible to anyone/everyone. My nights have been relatively full, but I probably have some free afternoons starting after next week (night work meeting next Mon, daughter's foot doctor on Tues, daughter's guitar concert on Wed, my dentist appt. on Thurs).
So, with all this Petra talk, it made me think about my place in the TG world, how I got here, and where I'm headed. I think this gunslingers got many bullets left in my shooter, and I hope you all will mosey on down the happy trails with me every step of the way!
DISCUSSION QUESTION: I took down the formspring box .. the newest release of it doesn't seem to let me control the way it looks, and a white box with blue banner is NOT the look I want. I haven't gotten asked anything in at least a month as it is so I don't think it was a good fit. Would you prefer me to list an email address I could be reached if you had a query? Just submit anything you wish to say to me in PM at the Haven? I did add one of those CLOUD LABELS thing toward the bottom so that if you want to see a certain topic, just click on it. Let me know how that goes. Any other plugins you'd like to see here at Dee-lusions of Grandeur?