Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sally (Sports Week) - Re-Education 101: How to Become a Blonde Bimbo

I know that I did a cheerleader cap a while back (and for the last weekly theme, no less!), but I tried to do something a little bit different with this one for varieties sake. But either way, whether its similar or not, you can never have too many cheerleader captions! Enjoy!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Lauren (Sports Week) - Re-Education 101: How to Become a Blonde Bimbo

While today's cap (second cap, because technically I had one up this morning) has many ties/parallels to cycling/the Lance Armstrong scandal, this is not supposed to be a commentary on them. I just thought it would be a fun parallel to do, even if the issue is complex and cycling fans have their own opinions on it. Hope you enjoy!

P.S. I plan at posting consistently at this time each day for however long it takes to complete this series/for me to run out of caps...just so you all know!

Maddy (Sports Week) - Re-Education 101: How to Become a Blonde Bimbo

So I'm back! Kind of! I've finally got enough of a stockpile to feel comfortable posting a cap a day in the How to Become a Blonde Bimbo series without fear of running out too soon. Does this mean I will be back fully involved in the captioning community? Probably not to the extent I was 8 months ago...but I will check my email more frequently and respond to people more when necessary!

As for the caps, I wanted to finish the "Sports Week" series that I started with my very last captioned post back in January, with six more to complete to seven in this very extended "Week". I decided to start up again with this golf cap because I really think it was a great story and somewhat believable. The picture, the colors involved, and the story...I wouldn't want a mulligan on this cap!

Good to be posting again,
-Elena Starz

Monday, September 23, 2013

No Caption, But A Post is in Order

Hello all! It's been so long since I posted on this blog - over 7 months to be exact - yet here I find myself typing away something to anyone who still patrols by the see my old caps or hope that I have a new one coming. Unfortunately, I do not have a cap for you today: this post is more of an update for you all.

As you know, I left this blog 8 months ago abruptly to take care of my personal life. Eight months later, I can say that it was both an excellent decision, and an impossible one. What I mean by this is that I have been successful at completing what I wanted to and taking care of myself better than I had before in years, and yet I kept finding myself crawling back here, looking through old posts of mine and new posts of the rest of the captioning community. I was away for long spells, weeks and months, without checking in - or I could find myself online each day for a week, trying to enjoy the creativity and passion that the community exhibits and brings out in me. I've seen people in the community that I have followed for years pack up shop and leave, just like me - others are still around, and I've enjoyed the occasional reverie in scrolling through their blogs/sites to see their work. Some new people have even started up blogs that I find fantastic. But for these eight months it has always felt the same for me - reading someone else's work is not the same as creating your own. It has been a hole in my life that my other successes as a result of leaving this blog cannot fully cover up.

The other thing I always think about is the way I left. Captioning blogs shut down after only weeks, or a year, or even a couple years after much success. These past 8 months I have seen more well-known captioners shut down their blogs than I can remember in my entire time in the community. So I always thought to myself - have I cut out at the right time? Is it bad to leave people hanging (with my How to be a Blonde Bimbo 101 series unfinished) when I promised more? Do I deserve to post so frequently, disappear, then reappear once more as if nothing has changed?

I don't know the answer to all these questions - I have some thoughts, but those would take too long to write. So I'll say something that I do think: I feel like I owe it to you all (and myself) to finish the How to Be a Blonde Bimbo series. I had finished 59 caps out of the 101 I had aimed for, but there were so many images I had stored that the potential for great caps were still there. In fact, when the urge struck me over this 8 month hiatus, I have even created a few more HTBABB caps. So here's what I plan on doing. At some point in the future - maybe a week, maybe a month, maybe in 2014 - I plan on producing the remaining 42 HTBABB caps for you all! I cannot promise that I will continue captioning after these are all done, nor will I guarantee them to be on 42 straight days like I did the originals in the series (for the most part), but I will tell you to stay tuned, because your patience will be rewarded.

Love to all who have contact me, those I've been following, and all who still follow me,
-Elena Starz