Here's to hoping for some normalcy in the upcoming months!
I am back with a "new" caption for Brittany7, insomuch that I wrote the story tonight, while I had the photo in a caption setting back a few weeks ago. Its quite a striking pose, and the picture of the cleaver with a P-E in the background gave me an idea for a revenge tale, but I didn't want it to be too dark, so I think the way it ended was a bit more ambiguous. I mean, did he REALLY override her programming, or is she going along with it for now and is foreshadowing his fate with their culinary dinner menu? Either way, I think it defangs the "I spit on your grave" edge it would've had otherwise.
I have noticed that we've all been giving a "reprieve" as it were from the March 23 deadline as far as adult content is concerned. To be honest, I had a feeling that something like this would come of it, and my original thought was to put a "censored" marker in place of every caption that contained nudity, which isn't a huge part of my repertoire. I'm still concerned that they will censor our blogs, since much of our source material *IS* from adult sites, and I've yet to see that they would regard our work as original since we are re-purposing it into a new form like a remix.
Main thing though is that I wasn't going anywhere, and I certainly wasn't seriously thinking of Tumblr, as (1) their site is VERY disjointed and probably wouldn't allow me to be as verbose as I am here, and (2) they are VERY lax in sharing materials between creator and viewers. Since I don't put watermarks or anything else to "mark my work" I think it'd be hard ot keep track of what is my creative endeavor once it is in the wilds of Tumblr.
If'/when Blogger gets the itch again to scratch their puritan leanings, I'll probably convert this into a Wordpress blog and host it elsewhere. One thought was to host it on the Haven servers as a test case for perhaps archiving other's blogs .. maybe as supplemental income to keep the Haven running. Its current around 2k per year to keep going so all donations help! I hadn't talked to Rachel about it though so that is now deep on the backburner once the capitulation from Blogger happened.
So, I think the big question is, "Are you back now Dee?" and I can give you the honest answer, of, "Maybe sorta kinda?" I am in a better mood, but as you have read, it's been a tough week, and I always try to have a number of captions in the pipeline to keep people coming back every 1-2 days.
As of this posting, I think I have 2 captions I can post that haven't been seen here before, unless I once again go WAY back into the Dark-hives which I am loathe to do since it has gotten to the point that it is VERY jarring to contrast my current work with the early work I have kept to the Haven. I am not embarrassed by the quality, but it looks nothing like my work for the last 4-5 years.
I have Saturday off, and if I have time, I am going to try to put a few hours in making captions but I'm not going to force it. If it flows, then all is well. If not, I'll play around later. I think a post every 2-3 days could be feasible for the time being though, and there is a possible DIY Challenge already to be put up in March as well. Thank you for being with me every step of the way to where I can get my mojo workin' again. Good times are coming, I strongly feel that and you are welcome to ride along!