Friday, March 25, 2011
Icy Cold Medallion of Zulu
Was randomly looking through captions I've made on Rachel's Haven, and I saw this one, and figured I would take a bit about it, since it is a caption that falls under the realm of a "free will" change, AND uses an established TG universe.
Most of my captions are done in the spirit of revenge or retribution, or at the very least, a sense of chaos. In this one, Erik wanted to experience being a woman, but only in small doses. I would say that this, other than the actual Medallion, is a realistic scenario for many TG caption fans. The whole sense of being someone else for awhile, and seeing what its like on the other side of the gender fence. Not wanting to BE one forever, and throwing away their whole life, but just enjoying a little mind detour.
I worked in a few details from Erik's real life, mainly that he takes his trash to the facility every Saturday and usually hangs out talking with other people. I guess that place is just a social area for the town. He's also someone that collects vintage things, so he has frequented Flea Markets and Yard Sales. Also, Courtney and Bren had been teasing me about a fridge I had for a long time that had to be duct taped shut because it was old and dying, so I wanted to make her a caption with a fridge.
One thing I wanted to touch on, and did so to dramatic effect, was the spatial differences between bodies. Just how you carry yourself and view the world can change BIG TIME by losing a foot of height and 60 pounds of weight. Things you do as a man MIGHT be harder to do as a woman, and drives home the change that the Medallion wrought for Courtney.
So in the end, I made a decent "willing" caption with a standard "Dee" twist.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: Do you prefer "willing" captions or forced? Do you like when "willing" captions end up going too far? A combination of forced and "willing"? Is "willing" better with a magical change or just some game of dress up?