Of course, if you can't travel into the future, as Hawking says, all time machines are retro!
Made this one for RedOchre, and I had been waiting to do so, because I didn't have any fresh ideas that were worth really expanding, and for some reason, I wanted to do a time travel story, since she's apparently an anthropologist! Hopefully not an ancient one, because I went for a much closer time period culturally, as you can read in the story.
As mentioned in the post for her trading folder:
Was waiting for a good story to come through my brain for a caption for you, and in seeing this picture, I had my muse, so to speak. However, the story sort of got away from me length wise, and I only had one picture of the model, hence, its a bit more crowded than my usual caption.
Yes, it certainly did get away from me. I had written stuff, shrunk down the text (my font is usually set to around 30 pt, and this one ended up around 17.50 pt!) and then wrote some more. I really wanted to stress the trapped part because she's really into that. If not, I probably could have ended it a the vintage clothing line. However, I think that the story needed (and deserved) a bit more flesh on the bone. This is one of the few times I really wish I had another picture of the model so that I could've thrown half of the text into another panel.
I do think its a fun little sci-fi romp, and I hope you enjoy!
** This morning I found another picture of the model, so I went back to give the text more space. I ended up writing a few extra paragraphs, since the way I wanted to divide up the story made it so there were only two or three paragraphs in the second panel. I'm not sure that RedOchre will like it as much because the original was a bit bleaker in her entrapment, but I think that taking advantage of the situation presented while still being trapped makes it a bit more balanced. So here are the newly redesigned caption panels for you to peruse!**
I wasn't going to post tonight, but without any comments on the golf caption, and honestly I probably wouldn't comment on another persons golf caption either, I didn't want it sitting at the top for another day or two so I decided to put this one up, which I feel has really good story. We do hit dry spells occasionally and perhaps the last one posted needed to be a bit more moist!
DISCUSSION QUESTION: You tell me, was it too much text for the caption setting? Should I have edited it down or just leave it the way it is because its fine enough the way I posted it? Anything you didn't quite understand? *Which did you like better, the original or the redux?*