Sunday, May 27, 2012
After the Shower, Before the Date!
Guess its been pretty quiet here and elsewhere this weekend in the TG blog universe (except Caitlyn, who apparently has a warehouse of clones working day and night to feed voracious caption viewers!) as most in the US celebrate Memorial Day with a long weekend. I had a bit of time here to post a caption and maybe make a quick statement. My next few days should be busy as we celebrate my Dad's 65 birthday tomorrow and then on Tuesday the GF and I celebrate 13 years together by heading up to Boston to do some sightseeing, dinner, etc ... Then I have the rest of the work week off for my annual "celebrate the anniversary week off" which should be even better now because I have already gotten all the air conditioners in so I can just stem. Life is Good!
For the caption, Vampyro had supplied a bunch of pictures suitable for captioning. This one I found very appealing, and I am pretty sure I was interested in doing a "slow progression" that wasn't TOO slow. In a story structure, its much easier to do. With a caption, unless you are using multiple picture sets and panels, you are resigned to one image .. and its best to have it be the penultimate one, after all the changes have taken place.
The easiest way to show each stage for me was to alter the name each step of the way until the end. Not sure if it was a cop-out or not, but it seemed to be a clever resolution at the time (May of 2009). I often have little day dreams about this sort of change anyway so I am rather fond of that route of transformation. Things like diaries where the handwriting and names change over time, or some sort of "I need to reassure myself that her magic isn't working on me" daily quiz in your mind. "Ok, I'm still Damian McQuade, a 30 year old woman working as a ,,"
DISCUSSION QUESTION" When you TG daydream, what sort of scenarios do you most envision and how do they play out? Are they slow and drawn out .. INSTANT GIRL and now what? Something in between, or depends on the moment?