Friday, January 21, 2011
I Don't Think She's Doing It Right!
One of the things that tie together many of my TG Captioneer friends is the love of silly captions. Not every caption needs to be perverted, kinky, or salacious in its plot and details. Sometimes, I would rather see some fun word play, puns, or ridiculous pictures. Someone sent me this odd pic I believe, and said that I should be able to make use of it. It is nice to be known for being strange, as eccentric people are given more leeway in society. Hell, I've made TWO TG captions involving octopi and squid, which the requester posted figuring no one would use them. I like challenges, and even if I am stumped, I will attack it with childish glee.
This is a basic caption in that the picture completely drives the story, and is set up by the standard teenage male jokes about words with a dirty meaning and a clean one as well. Is it juvenile and better left unsaid? OF COURSE! That is the whole point in this caption. I think that it both confirms to the conventions of a TG caption AND also mocks it.I wouldn't give this caption to just anyone though, and since Courtney's persona is one of an innocent person that loves cookies, bunnies, and Hello Kitty, it is entirely appropriate for her.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: Do you have preconceived notions of what a caption will be before reading it, based on who its by, or the title and/or pictures? Are you disappointed if you were expecting something spank-worthy and ended up with the Captioneer giving you a rim-shot instead of a rim-job? What expectations do you bring into reading TG captions? When giving comments, let me know what type of caption you'd like to see next and I'll see what I can dig up for a discussion.