.. although times does fly when you are having fun! (click on picture to embiggen it!)
Made this one for Shauna Marie, and it came to me in a weird way. I was surfing through the most recent posts on Rachel's Haven, and came across a caption called, "Early Retirement" by recently spotlighted captioner, Erin91 from Erin's Lustful Thoughts, and from just seeing that title, I pretty much had 90 percent of the story written in my head. That sent me on a search to find a picture with an attractive woman showcasing a watch of some sort.
You'd think I'd have hundreds of photos to choose from to grace a caption like this, but using Google image search, it was much harder than it should have been, especially once you weed out all the licensed pictures they show that have watermarks and whatnot. I determined that the one I chose was the best one for what I needed to do (even though the top of her head is cut off!) and set it into a setting as best I could. This tends to happen when I have the story idea first .. I can never find the perfect image to go along with it, which is why 98 percent of the time I find a picture I like, then write the story around it.
So once I had it as good as it was going to be, I wrote up the story. The last thing I did was do a quick reading through Erin's original caption, as I had avoided even looking at it so I wouldn't even subconsciously plagiarize it. I didn't think our captions would be much alike, but until I viewed it, I wasn't quite sure. Thankfully we were definitely on different wave lengths when it came to plot lines so no harm, no foul.
What have we learned from making this caption? Well, once again, it is always good to have a story idea, but it really should be flexible enough to be malleable once you find a picture, and be willing to go where the photo takes you. My plot didn't really have any other places to go, and when THIS was the best image, there WAS no direction other than what was already in my head. It is an effective caption, but it wasn't as cohesive as I'd have liked it to be.
One of my favorite bands doing one of my favorite songs acoustically!
Another song about time from another one of my favorite bands .. The Dresden Dolls!
Coming in the next day or two .. the next DIY Challenge! It is an interesting picture that doesn't scream out any particular story, but should hopefully make people think .. and create!