Sometimes it pays to read all the comments!
Well, a few posts ago, I mentioned in the comments section about a day after it had gone up that I was looking for a volunteer to star in a caption I was making, but they had to be ok with being portrayed as a somewhat experienced cross-dresser. I am not sure if that was a reason why no one took me up on it for at least 24 hours, but I think it might be that people don't return to the posts and read replies or newest comments once they've read it initially. When I make a comment on another person's blog, I usually check back for the next day or two to see if anyone else has replied. Figure there might be a chance I learn something, through either the Blog Mistress herself or someone else making their thoughts known.
I should assume that Ian does as well, since not only did he reply to my comment, but when I realized that I kind of needed someone that wasn't from the UK for the caption to really work ... he replied to THAT comment as well. Unfortunately, he WAS from the UK, but I also had a backup plan!
I was making captions on Saturday morning when I came across this picture. Quite a charming picture as you start at the heels and end at the .. is that actually that girl's hair? I can't assume it is, and I would think its probably a Halloween wig. Anywho, It took me a while to GET to her hair so that gave me the idea for this caption. It was set up perfectly as well, since I could write it around her .. start quickly at her face, then travel down to her legs and stay for a moment, then back across the caption while still looking at her legs, and then staying there. It pretty much mirrors the storyline subconsciously for the reader is put into the situation that Brad is seeing (yes, in my head, the other guy's name is Brad) and hopefully it makes the caption better to give reader a line of sight.
I try to use that "framing" technique when making captions with the text that is directly on the picture. Probably the most successful one like this would be a caption I made for Wendy awhile back called, "Looking Closely .. Can You See It Clearly?" ironically enough.It doesn't work every time, but it does feel like a comic book when it works well.
Anyway, I hope Ian enjoys this token of my gratitude for taking the time to make comments on these TG diversions I create. Its fun for me to make them, and I like to think that people enjoy reading them, whether pruriently, for a chuckle, or however you want to escape real life for a few moments. Its a joy to give AND to receive!
A day or two after hitting 300 followers, I'm up to 301 now! Let's keep 'em coming!