This one is my favorite I think. It was also the LAST one I created. I saw that she liked bodyswaps, and wasn't really a fan of forced changes, so that really helped shape the caption I wanted to create. I figured, the document must be some sort of contract. What if BOTH people thought that the bodyswap contract was heavily slanted in their favor, and that their end of the bargain was a great deal? It's a win-win situation! Yay for a happy caption for once!
The next one was made for Dave. He likes captions where his wife punishes him, making him feminine and trapped in bad situations. I did his caption first because I feel like I have a good grasp of his preferences, and making it would give me that initial SHOT in the arm to get momentum going. I think this one seemed to be the most popular. For me, it is nowhere near my best, or my worst. I think its mostly just another Dee caption for Dave. He loved it though, so in that way, it was very successful.
Ashley's preferences are pretty vague. I seemed to get a teacher vibe from her, and I'm not sure why per se, but I liked the idea of a person of authority having to deal with all the rules they put into place, and have to succeed against a stacked deck that they themselves have created. I would like to think that in the end, Ashley went back to being Rob, but just a bit wiser. Call it my Willy Wonka ending if you want LOL
Brandon recently posted a 2 for 1 that dealt with some themes he wanted to explore. I took some inspiration from that, and twisted it so that his change was COMPLETELY accidental. Other than being a curious boy, there was no maliciousness on his part. The thought "pay for the sins of the father" really came to me while writing it. Even though Brandon liked it, I don't think it was entirely successful, as Brandon is one that really likes the details, and there just wasn't room to describe the changes taking place. He's big on "and his socked turned translucent and slowly made their way up his legs, becoming lace-topped nylons." I didn't follow that form here, but tried hard to make the other return caption for him more within that realm.
Last is the caption for Martha. This might be my second favorite caption of the five. To me, it is the most "Dee" like caption. Its got some word play, a bit of mischief, and something I like to call, "Sad Bugle Sound from Price is Right" where it goes from WINNING to LOSING at the drop of a hat. Alas, Martha didn't quite get the caption, which is where I came up with the idea of making the caption, in that she doesn't always get my references. I don't think my captions travel well across borders and language barriers, and it can be problematic. What is weirder, is that a few others didn't quite get it either, or they were trying to confuse Martha, which is also a possibility. Because of the confusion, I must take the blame for not totally putting my ideas across. Live and learn!
Overall, I am quite happy with this little exercise in my captioning capabilities. I didn't embarrass myself, and everyone seemed to enjoy the caption they received. Will I do this again? Maybe, though I'll probably put another little spin on it, just to keep it fresh.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: Which one did you like the best? Were the stories varied enough where I didn't reuse ideas or retread plots. How would you fair in trying something like this? I am definitely curious to find out what people think!