See that girl, watch that scene, digging the dancing queen!
Made this one for Kamil back in May of 2011 and I don't think I've posted it here before. She likes captions where she is in her teens, so I tend to go quite innocent with her return captions. Also, since she is from Poland, English is not her native tongue, so I don't usually do much with turns of phrases or pop culture, unless its on a grand scale where everyone in the world knows the person.
Rather than get all upset about any of those limitations, I tend to look at it as more of a challenge. Simplicity is the name of the game, and you hope you can tap into universal thoughts that transcend cultures. Each one has its own rules in regards to what is and what isn't proper behavior for each gender.
I actually knew someone that didn't receive their high school diploma at graduation due to needing gym class credits. Back then, you needed 4 years of gym to graduate and I guess they skipped too many classes. They were allowed to process with the rest of the graduation, but had to attend summer school for gym to actually receive their diploma. Our school also gave you a choice of 2-3 things each semester to chose from in attending gym class, and god forbid you weren't there the day you got to choose! I know people that had pneumonia that made it through half the day .. just enough to pick the right sport, lest you be stuck with aerobics and yoga!
Those two things came to me when I was thinking about a return captions for Kamil, and I knew the theme was pretty consistent regardless of culture. Most schools are trying to make sure their kids aren't turned into couch potatoes and got regular bouts of exercise. Ballet costumes, with tights, leotards, satin and taffeta, etc .. are also fairly universal in appeal to TG fans, so I knew I was going to be able to use them to my advantage. Once I had that, it was fairly straightforward with no major twists, except for the overseas scholarship, which was another preference of Kamil .. she likes Japanese culture.
This is about as standard a caption I could've made, and still make it one that came from Dee. I am glad that she like it and we were able to connect.
Thank you for very adorable cap,Japan is well known for hard work, but im sure Sarah will be fine [nod]DISCUSSION QUESTION: How do you adapt when making captions for people from other cultures and/or countries? Do you expect them to know what you are referring to, or do you make allowances for what might be uncommon for them?
Don't care what anyone else says. This is one of the greatest pop songs of all time. Almost perfect!