Well, hopefully I have one coming soon!
As per what I had said when I posted this in Terri's folder a few weeks ago ...
I was trying to do my best to make you a caption where you were in the middle of a transformation, and I think I found a picture that worked perfectly, in that its obvious its a woman, but with the large shirt and boyish hair cut and only some makeup .. it made a convincing case for the half way point. I was also trying to make it cunning and ominous yet sweet at the same time. Hope I succeeded on all the points.As I've mentioned most of this month, I was trying to do some things differently. I've done some mid-change captions in the past, and I thought it might be fun to do another, especially since I thought the source picture lent itself well to the idea. Here is another picture from the set, the one the gave me the idea to do a mid-change caption ...
I choose the one for the caption that gave me enough space to lay down my text without interfering too much with her body, and also gave as full of a body shot as possible, including heels.
When I was done, I didn't like the way I had set up the dialog between Damien and Terri. She was saying something and then gave him a compliment, and the response was to answer the first part of her statement. The reason why I did it was I wanted to make sure I had enough room for what I had to say and that way it fit the spaces within the caption. I didn't like the flow though at all.
However, writing a realistic conversation is much better when you have a banter going, snappy and filled with responses. Someone drives the conversation and the other replies, and then the dynamics can change and the other person leads the chat. I think I fixed the issue for the most part in the final version that is posted at the top. The "thanks." in the original was replying to the compliment, and at first I was going to get rid of it, but when I rearranged it, I thought it fit in more of a sarcastic response to the "nothing in common" line, so I kept it. Lastly, I added the "She's a keeper!" line to give it a touch of the sweet. I figured that Damien had figured out that his friend was a perfect mate, except for that whole pesky "being a guy thing" so he was taking steps to fix that AND settle down, even if he had to go to great lengths to make it happen for the good of both of them.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend! If you get a chance, try to watch the new show, Penny Dreadful, on Showtime. I guess it airs on Sunday nights, and there's been 3 episodes so far. Wonderful story so far and the sets are awesome. Its set in London in 1891, and so far has elements of Frankenstein, Dracula, Picture of Dorian Gray, Jack the Ripper and more