She definitely isn't used to feeling what she's got!
As per my posting to her trading folder back about a week ago:
Wanted to make a 'realistic' caption that could capture the mundane after-effects of a change and contrast it with how we tend to construct TG captions and stories.I like making those slice of life captions, and I have written many of them over the last year or two. Ironic thing is I have another caption that sort of parallels this one but in another direction. I haven't finished it to where I am comfortable posting it yet. Perhaps I might rework it a bit and give it to Kaitlyn as a sort of counterpoint to this one.
Of course, I didn't want to get too melancholy so there is still a glimmer of light at the end .. and isn't that what life is really?
What did I like about the photo? It has a glamour feel to it but she's not giving a huge smile, and its obvious that there is a hand there lifting her chin up. whether metaphorically or just to get a better view of her face. I envisioned that as a mother consoling her recently changed son and from there, I just kept writing until I got to the "zinger" though in this case, its more of a reaffirming callback to some of the dialog spoken previously.
As I had mentioned in the blurb above. We tend to think of ourselves as just, "I'm me!" as opposed to, "My name is Dee and I'm a 666 year old witch that likes to turn men into sexually deviant women!" I tend not to think about my physical appearance that much once I leave the house, and back when I would dye my hair some silly color, I would forget about it and people would say, "when did you go eggplant?" and it would take me a minute to once again add the color to the hair on the top of my head. Same thing goes for shirts, shoes, etc .. I think its just a mental shortcut for us to think of ourselves in a certain way and it takes time to modify that self-image.
What is interesting has been following Calvin/Caitlyn's personal blog where her personal image has been evolving from homebody to contract worker to full-on nurse at his current job. Its fun to see the self-awareness of when things kick in that no long is X happening, but its turned into Y and/or Z. It has to be ruminated upon, which I think happens AS she is writing it all down.
Anyway, I hope people still like this, even though its not quite the whole "wish fulfillment" type captions that people always seem to enjoy. Then again, this IS sort of a wish fulfillment for me as I'd LOVE to have a friggin' cheeseburger right now made of of deceased charred cow meat!