Starring YOU! If you could have survived the biological pandemic and GMO apocalypse!
Waiting to post the time machine / travel caption I made for Elena Starz' caption contest, so when I found this photo, figured I would make another futuristic sci-fi caption. Looked like a guy that had been through some sort of gender war and his hair had been growing, and his body was shaping his shorts and tank top much differently than it had a few months prior.
Then when I started writing it, it went dark, and dark quickly. Worse than that, what I was writing wasn't something that I could just pin to a future dystopia. Everything (except for the last paragraph) I wrote is going on now, albeit not to levels that would make the ending happen in real life. What big business is doing in the name of food sustainability and productivity is beyond scary.
It goes way beyond making a new version of a banana that is resistant to blight like we did in the 1940's, and possibly will have to do again in the next 10 years. Watch any short film on food products in the 50's and 60's and see what they considered to be a healthy and succulent turkey or chicken. We are truly raising Franken-birds that barely see the light of day, stuffed with soy and corn based pellets, injected with hormones to increase mass and antibiotics because they can't fight infections when they can't get exercise needed to support their weight.
And government oversight? Not likely in this administration. Considering Cheeto Mussolini figures that big business knows best how to run their own business ethically (HA!) and that he mainly subsists on KFC and Pizza Hut, it isn't a wonder that the rest of us are going to be fed nutrient depleted 'cuisine' without proper vetting. Hell, pink slime will become a delicacy! Remember those elitist snobs the Obama's telling everyone to start planting gardens and fighting childhood obesity in public schools? Americans demand salt, sugar, fats and carbs .. and salt and sugar substitutes of dubious origins!
Well, what's the big deal? Well, fantasy wise, who doesn't want a big set of (possibly lactating) tits and a womanly figure, surrounded by dominant, Amazonian women? Or being a real man like John Wayne in that dystopian future (2 in 10 chance?) able to impregnate women the old fashion way. Mostly I prefer to keep my fantasy life out of my reality, thank you very much; especially one as bleak and depressing as this one could turn out.
Yeah, I promise the caption I made for Elena's competition is WAY happier and fun than this! Also, check out the last caption. There is a good discussion question in there too!
DISCUSSION QUESTION: I guess it goes without saying that just about any of the TG captions we enjoy could turn dark and horrific with attention to a different set of focal points or narrative beats. What TG trope do you think would be the most terrifying if done seriously and in factual life, even taking into account magic being real in this universe? My vote would probably go to "male to female BBW" where you throw in a feeder-feedee twist in with the standard feminization. What says you? Leave a message in the comments! Also feel free to talk about the caption itself.