Thursday, June 23, 2011
You Wouldn't Believe .. Or Would You?
Haven't been around much, stuff going on in the real life that is draining my energy. Hope to be back to my "normal" self soon. I quoted the word normal because that is always relative when it comes to me.
This caption is short and sweet, which is how I'm going to keep this post blog. Ron is a man of few words when it comes to captions, and I've followed him back when he was doing Yahoo groups with all captions based on songs from old music groups (like the Beatles and Elton John.) He likes women in men's clothing so I usually save some for him when I find them, and then usually whip up a tribute caption to his style, though I try to throw in some color backgrounds that still make it look like it came from me. He is still doing the white background with a common black font. I am not sure how long he's been at captioning, but he was veteran when I first started back in 2008.
I like his style because its often sparse but descriptive. He definitely isn't long winded, and captures the moment nicely. I've tried to take what he does and expand upon it in different ways. Foreshadowing and shading the stories to give them some more depth but still appeal to my ADD.
I like the setup here because it feels like an old 60's sitcom, where Dick Van Dyke gets home and Laura greets him at the door, wondering what happened. Perhaps later on Dick goes to a bar to drink away his problem with Rosemarie and the other writer, and Rosemarie gets made because Dick is getting all the attention of the single guys.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: I've seen enough posts on the Haven in regards to when people first discovered they liked TG things, and what website first appealed to them. I would like to know, what was the first TG caption that you saw, and (for the captioners) what was the first caption that inspired you to create?