Saturday, October 25, 2014

Thoughts While I'm Gone

Hi all,

Unfortunately this isn't a "I'm back!" post - still not where I want to be in between balancing my bills and having money for computer. Hope that extra work over holidays may help...but we'll see.

Until then, I wanted to take use of the massive gap in time to ask you all what I should do when I get back to captioning. Obviously I'll have regular caps (and finally get prize caps for contest winners to those people!), but I also want to start some series. Some old/newer ideas that I've been playing with:

1. Schoolgirl Series - One of the original ideas for a series from way back, inspired by a contest cap, about a school that changes it's dress code to that of a sexy schoolgirl...requiring all boys to wear heels, skirts, long hair, and even wear makeup/get implants.
2. Duck Flu series - Another idea from a contest cap (that I may have talked about before...I can't remember) about a disease that causes bimbofication...with specific symptoms being big fat lips, big breasts, girly personality changes.
3. Pink Room series - A new idea about a pink room that men get trapped in and either feminizes them/forces them to feminize themselves before they can escape. Lots of pink, blondes, and bimbos in this series!
4. Toon World series - Something I'm still playing with...basically there are a lot of sexy computer-generated images that would be interesting caps...but not "realistic". So this would be a universe where men log on and create sexy "toon" characters and either get trapped in the program or start acting like the "toon" in real life...something like that.

That's all the ideas I have off the top of my head, but I'm welcome to listening to others if you suggest them in comments! Also, I'm looking for possible caption contest themes for when I get back - I'll put a poll for those and for the series ideas to let you vote on what you like so I know what to look for when I start capping again!

Miss you all,
Elena Starz

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Closed Until Computer Acquired

Hi all. Checks from multiple experts have confirmed that my computer (including all files) are done and gone. I currently do not have the financial capacity to acquire a new computer (and while I appreciate the thought of people donating, I really don't feel it's justified to ask for money), meaning that captioning is out of the question for the forseeable future. Sorry that this happened...hope this doesn't become a long-term "retirement".

-Elena Starz

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Quick Update

Some bad news for me - my computer died on me. Don't know if it'll be fixable, and I don't really have the funds to pay for another one :( Hopefully it'll be fine but right now playing the waiting game and see if a tech thinks it's salvageable. 

Expect a post if it works out...I'm having to borrow a friend's laptop and discreetly post this, and don't really want to use expose myself via that method if possible. Think good thoughts!

-Elena Starz

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Open Caption Contest Presentation

Hello all! I am VERY pleased to present the captions for the Open Caption Contest! 43 singles and a series from 10 captioners...that's amazing! Really happy because the point of this contest was to use the images that I couldn't cap but wanted to see capped, and 25 of the 27 caps were used in unique and creative ways! Fantastic work from everyone involved...but I want to give a special shout out to Donna, who made 8 OUTSTANDING caps, and Brittany7, who made a caption contest record 12 CAPS for this contest!

Finally, the biggest news is that I'm trying Blogger polls again! Hopefully it'll work! However, I'm doing this contest a little differently. To honor the extensive work of Donna and Brittany7, I am making a separate poll for their 20 combined caps! Reasoning for this is so that you can choose your favorites among these two prolific captioners without having your vote spread three times to the same person! The other poll will of course be of the caps/series made by the other 8 captioners. And as always, pick your top 3 in the poll, and winners will be decided from there!


FIRST POLL
Noisy 1
Noisy 2
 Noisy Series
Wes Mantooth 1
Wes Mantooth 2
 Wes Mantooth 3
Lolly Pop 1
Candy 1
Candy 2
Candy 3
Ian 1
 Ian 2
 Ian 3
Jenny Valentine 1
 Jenny Valentine 2
 Jenny Valentine 3
 Jenny Valentine 4
 Jenny Valentine 5
Christina 1
 Christina 2
Lara Yvess 1





SECOND POLL
Brittany7 1
Brittany7 2
 Brittany7 3
 Brittany7 4
 Brittany7 5
 Brittany7 6
 Brittany7 7
 Brittany7 8
 Brittany7 9
 Brittany7 10
Brittany7 11
 Brittany7 12
Donna 1
 Donna 2
 Donna 3
 Donna 4
 Donna 5
 Donna 6
 Donna 7
 Donna 8

Friday, August 15, 2014

FormSpring Friday: 8/15

Hi everyone! So I promised to try and do FormSpring Friday once a month if questions kept coming...and boy did I get a lot in the last few weeks or so! For that reason, I'm going to skip a cap for today (although I will post the Open Caption Contest submissions in a few hours) and answer these questions!

Anonymous: Have you ever bimbofied a man or boy?
Elena: No...only in my caps :) I don't crossdress and I'm not really into sub/dom stuff, so I haven't and don't think I'd be good at it.

Anonymous: Could you train me?
Elena: Depends on what you mean by "train"...if you're like the person above and want some roleplaying or forced femme "training", I'm not your person. But if you want to learn how to do caps and/or start your own captioning blog, I'd be more than happy to help! Just get into contact with me!

Anonymous: What are your favorite TG stories and TG story sites?
Elena: Great question! I mostly just go on Fictionmania now (Crystal's Storysite was an old favorite, but it's no longer managed and stories are hard to search for because of it), but will occasionally go to Nifty's transgender section or Literotica. I gave some of my favorite authors away in a response to a previous FormSpring question that contain some of my top stories, but there are plenty more individual stories that I love. Snowed Out by Shawna Stimple, Style by Rachel Ann Cooper, Girls Night Out by Amber Smithe, The Panty Raid by BatmanBimbo and The Unmentionables: The Panty Raid by Po (he former being a tribute/redo of the latter), The Upsell by What Happened, Sold As An American Bride by Jena Corso (just one of her many excellent stories), and of course Bimbo MMO by Oisedot are all excellent reads. There are of course more...but enough about me...what are your favorites?

Anonymous: Can you please make a caption of a boy named James who pesters girls for makeovers but one girl finally gives him what he's asking for and parades him around?
Elena: Possibly...as with all requests I will do them if I have time and if I find a picture I like for it!

Anonymous: I love your hypno caps more plz n thnks :)
Elena: Glad you like them! I'll see what I've got in storage for inspiration and try to whip a few up.

Anonymous: I was just wondering if you were still planning on doing the caps you talked about in the 'Monday Meditation' post back in June?
Elena: *BLUSH* I've been a naughty captioner and haven't done those, have I? Well, there are a few reasons for that, so let me give you a little explanation to show (if not justify) why I haven't gotten around to them. First, know that I am hoping to do/am slowly working on some of these series. I try not to talk about/promise anything that I don't plan on delivering - that doesn't mean that I won't occasionally let the ball drop on things (my TG stories being a sad example of that), but there are usually reasons for that. One of those is that sometimes I am inspired by other things. I ran into two series ideas that I am working through, plus many other single caps that have taken time away from sitting down and doing these caps. The second reason is that I may not be inspired easily - sometimes I may have a general idea, but no specifics on how to make caps fit together in a series. This has been the case for the series I considered doing in the June post. Finally, it may just come down to whether I've lost interest. It's hard to pick an idea up if you don't cap it right away, and having two months doing other stuff has hampered that. So as a summary - no I haven't done them, yes I plan on doing them, but when I do not know. Sorry :(



Thursday, August 14, 2014

Excited About Different Things

I should be done with my work in the next 24 hours or so, meaning that I will submit the Open Caption Contest caps soon! So if you want to get a cap in before the deadline, do it ASAP!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bite the Bullet

A little more happy of a caption (with some fun banter in the beginning) to celebrate the fact that I am (mostly) back from my real-life issues! Enjoy!