There is a reason why some things don't really catch on too much! Come on in for the discussion question at the end, as I think its really good!
Made this one for Dawn (Commentator) who made me a wonderful caption based on the song, "Spread Your Wings" by Queen that I've always fancied as being an underrated classic of theirs. She had named a caption for someone else that same title and read it thinking she had made that connection, since she's been doing a bunch of captions based off of songs people suggest to her.
I didn't want to take forever to return a caption for her as I've done in the past, and I don't really have much of a caption debt at this moment so I figured it'd be a good time to whip something up for her. That meant surfing the internet for some good source material .. and I wasn't particularly looking for anything specific, though I was looking for youngish .. I believe that Dawn is in her 50's and who doesn't want to start their life over as a fair maiden in the modern world, especially if you can draw upon your previous life experience?
When I found this one, I was drawn to exactly where her hands were, and it made me think that she was acting like a guy would. It didn't take much in the way of fiddling around with that idea to highlight a key difference between most men and women .. where to put your stuff! I don't use a wallet, and my left and right pockets each have certain functions. My left has a tiny pill container, personal flash drives, and current, spendable money. The right side has work flash drives, my asthma inhaler, a stylus for my cell phone, all identification and credit cards, and emergency and/or non-spendable money (a la money in case the car breaks down, stranded and need a hotel that only takes cash, money set aside to pay someone back, etc ... usually between 1-3 hundred dollars worth.)
I actually feel lost if one of those things isn't there, and its happened a few times, mostly with my asthma medicine. Most women are the same way with their pocketbooks, with each compartment having certain items, though they can pair down if they are using a clutch for the night, etc ...
I think this could be one of the hardest things to cope with if I was ever blessed/cursed to become a female .. the whole purse thing. It would be pretty weird to have something hanging off my shoulder all the time, and like my daughter when she was learning the same thing at age 12, I would probably leave it behind all the time and wondering where I last saw it. It also seems like there isn't a whole hell of a lot of protection in dealing with it .. almost telling thieves .. "HERE is EVERYTHING that I have that is important and valuable, all in a handy, easy to snatch, carrying case!"
The point I was trying to drive home most here in the caption is that he was slowly starting to think like a female. Coming up with the prototype is something a guy would definitely try to do, "why can't I get any friggin' pockets on my short-shorts, yoga pants, or skirts?" and then figuring it out.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: I think I've come up with a good one now so have at it! Feel free to post it on your own blogs to see what your readers have to say about this if you want. Here is the scenario and how it'd play out.
Somehow some sort of phenomenon happens and you (among other men) are turned into a female. You are pretty much still yourself, but in a female body. Everyone knows but globally it isn't a big deal because like 1 percent of the population had this happen. Its rare but you aren't a social leper, and the government gives you all new ID's, birth certs, etc .. and you can keep your job if you can handle it. Perhaps your sexual orientation changes, maybe it doesn't, or maybe it evolves over time. The whole thing seems to be more of an irritation than anything, and is not a curse.
So, how long do you think it would take for you to assimilate into a fully acting woman? Getting down all the mannerisms, quirks and eccentricities that many women share, clothing, etc ... Do you attempt to totally immerse yourself into the new role, or rebel and try to retain as much of the male you as you can, even in a new form? How would your current family (wife, kids, parents) and friends deal with it? Would they help or be scared to see how you evolved? Being someone that reads TG fiction and/or captions, would you embrace it right away, even though it might end up revealing to all you know that you sort of wanted this or do you play it cool?