As a small note, I wanted to say thank you to all the viewers of this blog. This month has had the most pageviews of any any month in the history of the blog, and while I'm absolutely not the kind of person to stress over pageviews and whatnot, I am super happy because I feel that it reflects a good interest in the latest batch of caps and especially the caption contests that have been running lately. So thank you all for stopping by, commenting, or simply enjoying the work that appears in this little corner of the TG Captioning universe :)
Friday, January 30, 2015
Hello all! So as promised, I will be reviewing one cap from every contributor to the Hair Caption Contest to talk about content, layouts, and other things that I liked about their work. I recommend checking them all out, not because my thoughts are representative of what a "perfect" cap is but rather for the opportunity for you to notice things that might improve your own captioning work.
Starting strong with Wes Mantooth, whose series and single cap were phenomenal as always. I could go on to talk about the amazing layout, but I think I'd like to point out the little things Wes does to characterize the people in the cap. Little details like *TREMBLE* or *SQUEEL* are great little inclusions to let you know how the sissy in this case is feeling, and I also like the use of ellipses and repeated words like "But...but..." to show his nervousness. Combine that with great dominate dialogue from the femdom female Cara and you've got an excellent cap!
For a first time captioner, Ashley did a great job with quite a few things that I want to stress. First, she added a black border to the caption which really made the image pop and highlighted the black bra and dark hair of the model. It also helped show off the dialogue, which is prominent thanks to the overlay onto the image and the white coloring. I also liked the fact that Ashley chose to use a looping, "girly" text - often a subtle change like that can improve a boring block of text immensely. Finally, I love that she left a bit of a cliffhanger to the story with the implication that there are more feminine things in the room to enjoy. Overall, really enjoyable cap!
Udodelig was another new captioner who made a new series that could possibly be one of my favorite submissions. There is so much excellent stuff in these two caps - from a stylistic standpoint, the backgrounds match the images and the pink text is a nice holdover between the two. Additionally, Udodelig chose two similar images (BIG hair) that are still different enough to be contrasted. From a thematic standpoint, it's even better - I LOVE this idea of The Stylist and Curse 18 and how the duration of it affects the target. The contrast in the caps (due to a short spell and a really long spell) is enhanced because of this, but even individually they standout with strong ideas (specifically I adored the first cap's concluding paragraph and how the target repeatedly "chose" his feminine fate). All in all, wonderful stuff which I hope Udodelig continues in some fashion in the future.
Another classic Dolly cap using a wonderful image that fits her style perfectly. Stylistically, the red text vs. black background REALLY made this cap standout to me, especially when you see the lovely photo next to it. Also, Dolly did a good thing in terms of text wrapping - normally I like to (and advise most people to try) keep the text and image at the same height (if to the left or right of the image) or the same width (if below the image), but Dolly recognized that her cap was going to be too long so she formatted it so the text would fit below both the image and text. It keeps the shape of the cap nice by not making it jut out anywhere. And finally, I've got to give props to some unique ideas - really loved how he had to learn to do his own hair and makeup from scratch, plus the Facebook upload at the end really matched the image well. Great work Dolly!
C2Sanon once again submitted a wonderful set of caps (I especially liked the series and the way the father was included in the end...lovely!) but I ended up choosing this one because I think it's great but could be even better. As a personal preference, I think I would have edited the image by cutting out the white space on the side, and then moving the text to the right of the image as opposed to below - I think it would have made the image standout more and make the text more readable next to the image. That small critique aside, I think the dialogue and ideas are amazing. No one really talked about wigs in detail, so the idea of two mothers putting them on their sissy sons is awesome (plus I think this hair really does look like a wig!). But the concluding line about the one son already being feminized is such a nice turn - such a lovely surprise ending to an excellent cap!
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The last day of sissy caps come with a special announcement. As you may know, I thoroughly enjoy the interracial caps first made big by Nikki Jenkins and more recently been taken to super sexy levels by Wes Mantooth, and have even posted some on this blog. However, in my experience I have noted that some are uncomfortable with this theme and don't enjoy reading it when I posted to this blog. That created a conflict for me - how do I take reader's preferences into consideration while still allowing myself to create caps in a theme/universe that I enjoy? The answer is to split my blog from my interracial work. So I've decided to open up a new interracial sissy cap blog for those who want to see these caps. Please read the introduction I've linked you to and comment on that post if you have any questions - I won't be posting incredibly frequently there, but enough to justify making this sister blog!
Finally, after getting that business out of the way, we have our final sissy cap for a while. This one is the classic "aunt/stepmother feminizing nephew/stepson" theme. I tried to go heavy on the detail because I felt this wonderful image warranted it. Enjoy!
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
This sissy cap is an homage to the kind of cap a good friend of mine, Dolly Diklipz, thoroughly enjoys. It's always naughty and turns a gay-bashing (or in this case, two) male into an extremely effeminate drag queen (or in this case, sissy) through hypnosis. Enjoy!
Monday, January 26, 2015
The Hair Caption Contest submissions are up - definitely go check them out because they are stupendous!
Another day, another sissy cap. This image made it pretty clear what kind of cap it was going to be, even if the boys talking in the story don't fully understand what's going on. Enjoy!
Alright everyone, here we've got 26 wonderful caps from 12 talented captioners for the Hair Caption Contest! Really pleased with the amazing work that was done, especially considering that there were a lot of unique caps in a theme that can get tangled up in a few different storylines (like salons and bleaching or whatever). Also got a lot of positive responses on the images chosen, which made me happy because I also liked these images a lot! But this isn't about me - it's about these great caps, so read them now and expect my "review" later in the week!
Wes Mantooth Series
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Alright everyone! I plan on posting the Hair Caption Contest submissions in a few hours, so if you manage to hustle in a cap or two before then I'll add it to the collection! Thanks - really impressed with this batch of caps!
Today we have probably my favorite sissy cap that I've made in recent times, mostly because it's probably the most unique idea I've had in a long, long time. I'll let the cap speak for itself - enjoy!
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Day 2 of my sissy-spree is an interesting one from a photo standpoint. Thematically, it's pretty straightforward - a "before and after" kind of cap where you see the results and discuss how the sissy got to where he is today. What you may notice is you look closely is that I doctored the plaque behind the model in the image to say "sissiness". Was quite proud of that because it's a subtle thing that may go unnoticed but adds to the uniqueness of the cap.
Friday, January 23, 2015
So I'm on a bit of a sissy kick recently - been making a lot of sissy caps (not interracial for those who enjoy that, but stay tuned for a special announcement about those caps soon!) and decided to just post a bunch in a row. Normally I like to mix up the theme's of my caps so people don't get bored, but I feel the next couple have enough unique characteristics to keep you all interested.
The first one is cap from the perspective of a domineering alpha talking about he defines as a "true sissy". Enjoy!
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Once again a quick plug for the ongoing caption contest - got some excellent submissions so far but always looking for more!
As I mentioned in my last Duck Flu post, I was hoping to develop a little more background/storyline about how the disease got spread to the public, specifically focusing on the infected researchers that escaped the Bimbo Inc. complex where the Duck Flu originated. This cap goes involves one such researcher, a young intern, and should be a fun read due to the dialogue and what it implies. Enjoy!
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Another quick plug for the recent Hair Caption Contest - I really like these images and think there's a lot of potential for good caps, so hopefully you all agree and send in wonderful caps!
Today and tomorrow will be posts from the two series/themes that I've fleshed out the most, namely the Mildew High Dress Code series and Duck Flu theme. I'm probably going to put the Pink Room on hiatus for a bit, both to allow me to focus on these projects I have a vision for and also to ensure that I have a more complete collection of Pink Room caps to post consistently. So today, we are continuing on with the next installment of the Mildew High Dress Code with an idea that will likely crop up more than once in this series due to high schoolers' natural obsession with it: selfies. Read on to find out how Miss Clarke has implemented this into fulfillment of the Dress Code!
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
I just put up a new caption contest because I realized I had a bunch of great images for this theme. No prizes still, but I hope the pics are inspirational enough to draw a good crowd like last time. Send them in before next Monday please!
I haven't done a cap with really good dialogue in a while...so let's change that with this fun cap! Enjoy!
I haven't done a cap with really good dialogue in a while...so let's change that with this fun cap! Enjoy!