Well, since we only got 2 questions, I made a caption for both people!
First up ... Davewashere25
have any of your dreams you had while sleeping inspired captions stories or your TG personality?
Unfortunately, I am barely ever able to remember my dreams, though it might be for the best. My mind is quite unique and I’m not sure I really WANT to know what my subconscious is up to.
Most of the time, my real life is what inspires captions, stories, and the way I present myself in the TG community. A phrase, something I see, or anything, no matter how boring or mundane can work itself into what I create. Many times, the captions I make are often based on context, and just a slight juxtaposition can make a TG moment snap with possibilities.
Just look around the next time you are in a public place like a Target or Walmart. Think about all the TG things that could happen there. Could you accidentally walk into the ladies room and upset a witch? Could a malevolent being swap the genders of the dressing rooms and you end up trying on a dress and heels? Are they offering samples of something with a cute salesperson that won’t take no for an answer? Does a dominating woman see that little peak of nylon between your pants leg and shoes, or the top of your panties? Not only does it make shopping fun but it can certainly jog your creative juices.
Next up .. is Alectra
When you are building characters in a story do you tend to follow basics archetypes and traits for them? or do you try not to fall in the usual blonde equal to Bimbo / Brunette equal to dark mistress types as examples?
I tend to use archetypes mainly because they are a setup that everyone knows up front, without having to elaborate. If I was writing a story, I could take the time to flesh out characters, but when you’ve got one panel, or even a few … its best to get right into the action. Besides, I can always allude or slightly reference something that is different than the established norm if need be.
However, half the fun of using established stereotypes is then breaking them down and/or playing off them. Breaking the mould is good for having a “GOTCHA!” moment, and turning a situation on its ear. When you balance the two equally, it makes things highly unpredictable. THAT is really the best setup of all .. when a reader comes into a caption without preconceived notions of what is going to happen, or if they do, deflating the scenario that they expected.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: How do YOU answer their questions? I was searching for a picture for Dave's caption and found a ton I could have used, so I took one of the alternates and made a caption for Alectra. Do you think women in men's clothing is sexy? Just certain poses or articles worn? Please explain.