Nothing a few girl's magazine can't fix .. or can it?
Its amazing how much of a teen's life is in misunderstanding a situation and then blowing up that situation even more until its a catastrophe of epic proportions .. until the next one that happens! Its like Three's Company in high school. Instead of asking questions of the actual person being pondered about, everything is sly and covert and "so-and-so heard from what's-his-face that he's going to do something in Gym class according to his cousin's tutor."
The girl's magazines are really the worst .. stuff like Seventeen and Glitter and the even younger skewed ones like Pop Star and Twist, and older ones like Teen Vogue and Cosmo Girl.
So anyway, I figured it was ripe for a quickie caption, which I made for Courtney Captisa and one of her minions, TeenClairebear. They have the TG Blog, Courtney's Clean Caps which deals mostly with teenybopper changes so I knew this would probably be up their alley. This will be a blog exclusive here, unless they wish to post it there, which I don't mind if they'd like to do so.
When you are thirteen and male, reading a Seventeen was like reading enemy plans in a way. THIS is how they think? Why DO they go to the bathroom all together and WHY do they need such a large friggin purse? It wouldn't have surprised me if there WAS some sort of fail safe involved that would turn a boy into a girl if he read the magazine .. it certainly MADE you feel more girly just perusing one for any length of time! It was that mood that I was hoping to convey in the caption.
The main issue I had with it was trying to get their names plugged in correctly. Technically, the way the caption is set up so that the initial conversation was them as boys .. then POOF the picture .. then they are now girls. I just didn't see a place to have them call each other the girl names in the 2nd part, AND I honestly am not sure what Claire prefers to have as a boy name, and Courtney doesn't have a preferred male name either so I just went with their female names, which no makes the point of change when they say the other person's female name, they are officially changed.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: When you were 12-13 years old, what confused you the most about the opposite sex and why was it so baffling? It probably doesn't happen that much now, but it was much more pronounced 15-20 years ago.