Singing Kumbaya is not going to help you Wendy!
Actually MADE a caption today! Wooo! I got to hang out on the Haven a bit as well, since there is/was a discussion started by Jezebel about breaking the fourth wall / Meta-ness in captions. Faithful reader Helena (where'd she go!) mentioned that I have done at least a few like that posted here on this blog. I figured I would throw my 2 cents in even when I wasn't quite asked to do so!
Anyway, back to THIS caption! It was a totally new creation, and not something I had set up for future captioning. I went through Wendy's preferences and then took a glance at her pictures folder. She seems to REALLY like the outdoors, as quite a few of the captions for me involve Dryads and other mythical creatures in the woods.
I started writing it on the fly, as this picture (edited for size and extraneous woods) spoke to me. I knew that nature somehow had done this to her, but I wanted it to have "evil" win, at least in its execution. I figured that using my last name as a corporate entity seemed like a good play, and honestly, it could be considered a prequel to a few captions she made for me, which shows how I was changed into a woodsprite or dryad. Once I became a CEO, I wanted to have a JAMES BOND villain monolog explaining what happened, and since this is me, why not even reference the fact that I'm doing it just like they would.
The theme of nature wound through this, and it was by choice. Nature is pretty, provides sustenance, and is also destructive, unreliable, and random. Man and nature have been co-existing, and battling, each other throughout our time on this planet, and will continue to do so without end until we become extinct. Trust me, We are the ones that need to be saved, not the earth. It was here before we evolved, and will still be here unless we blow up the planet into tiny pieces. Even after that, those rocks will impact other forms of life over the infinite time of this universe.
I wrote in the Haven post:
Well, first off, evil never seems to win as much as it should! I said it and I'd say it again!The best "evil" characters are those that believe that their motivations are correct and that they just have a different (or better) moral compass than everyone else. This villain has technically harnessed nature to heal/change peoples bodies on a molecular level, using things provided by nature, and cutting down some rain forests and/or other woods is a necessary thing for the benefit of mankind. The justification is in the results ... Hell, Mentia Consolidated Holdings has ended world hunger, as people could now survive off of sunlight! I mentioned GMO food in a caption a week or two ago, and this is the flip side of all that. Monsanto and other corporations think they are doing everyone a favor and creating heartier crops that can survive longer periods of time .. all at a reasonable profit margin.
Secondly, while I admit to being a bit of an environmentalist, I have referred to the fact the cause should be changed to "Save the Humans!" and anything environmental would be taken seriously.
Thirdly, I have so many friggin' allergies, I wouldn't mind nature being turned into a parking lot whenever my sinuses act up .. like they have in the last few days!
So, on that note, I give you this latest caption, fresh off the grill! Hope you like it!
PS. Now that I don't each that much meat due to health reasons, people will ask if I'm doing it because I love animals. I usually say, "No, not really. I just REALLY hate veggies and wish to inflict as much pain on them as humanly possible!"
Wow, a mini-discussion on morals and where a person can draw the line in the sand. Not quite your average TG caption topic I gather.