I couldn't have done it without your undying interest .. and photoshop! LOTS OF STUFF INSIDE!
Well, what can I possibly say here that haven't already in the previous 999 posts? I never expected to hit 1k, if I was being honest, but I enjoy making and discussing captions, so it doesn't really seem like work to me. I've made sissy friends, drag queen friends, real life friends .. and been through lots of ups and downs with all of you ... and we are still going strong from what I can see. I look forward to many more milestones, lots of sexy and fun captions, and just plain old 'meh' posts too. How about you? Right now I feel like the Willy Wonka of TG captioning, but with plenty of behind the scenes footage that haven't been seen yet!
For this special occasion, I asked a few people, past and present, to contribute something to help celebrate with me. A few never answered, specifically Petra and Steffie, and I didn't expect them to as they have mostly moved on. It would have been nice, but I don't think they even check their fe-mails that much anymore.
Here is the gist of the emails I sent out:
I figured I would ask a few long time friends / colleagues, including some who haven't posted in awhile, to make a caption for me in celebration, which I will post to my blog when the post # hits 1k.
If you don't wish to participate, I won't mind at all. If you would like to say a few words instead, that would also be appreciated. I will probably send out about 8 of these invites total, figuring that maybe 3-4 will be able and willing.
My only "demand" would be that YOU are in the caption with me: as a source of the change, the recipient of the change, a bystander, or we get 'girled' at the same time. Just something that we can share together.
I never would've thought I could hit 1k posts. I was pretty reluctant to even start up the blog, figuring "who would want to read about my thoughts on TG captions and life in general?" But it was friends like you that kept me going.
I am posting this caption with some trepidation, as Hailey Pixley, her website AND email, seem to have been removed. I got this caption from her about 2 weeks ago, and hopefully she'll be back. If not, this could be the last caption she's created that hasn't been seen yet. I guess this speaks to the ephemeral nature that our TG community can have, where people often vanish with no warning.Hope to hear from you soon!
The next one comes from probably my longest running captioning friend, Mistress Simone, who I've known for over 9 years now. We started almost at the same time, and ran with the same circle of friends. I hate to say it, but we all were probably the clique of the Haven, and were quite mischievous in our shenanigans. How we ever got into positions of power is beyond me, although perhaps it was to make sure we DID behave, as authority figures we had to remain "above the fray" so to speak. This blog exists because of how we, along with Bren, Jennifer, and others, would have discussions on the creation of captions, how the behind the scenes nuts and bolts and thoughts meshed together, and felt that others might be interested too. Well, somehow, I think Jennifer and Simone were right!
Actually, this isn't from Simone, but I think you figured that out due to the sloppy partridge family background borders, etc .. Simone didn't have time to finish up something for me at this deadline, so I made this as a place holder. We can definitely celebrate my 1,023rd blog posting or what have you!
And last, but certainly not least, we have Caitlyn aka Caitlyn Masked. She actually started her blog so that she could comment here, which lead to her making her own captions. That just might be my crowning fucking achievement .. to get her hooked enough so that so many others could end up enjoying her stellar work. When I think about community and friendships created by this common ground, Caitlyn is what I think about, Here is a SEVENTEEN panel caption. ENJOY!
Well! That was something awesome! And when I read the last panel, the room suddenly got very dusty, as I had to wipe some tears out of my eyes. Hate when that happens!
Thank you to everyone that has ever traded a caption with me, and also to those who take part in the DIY Challenges that we do each month. Most of all, to all those who comment .. you really do drive this blog. It gives me direction as to what to post, and I cherish all the responses, good and bad.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: Are you still reading this? Yikes! Talk about the fun captions up above, and talk about your favorite moments in the last 1k posts. Just talk though! Let's have a conversation worthy of the ages!
Let's dance the night away in celebration. Just warning you, EVERY neck is in play tonight!