Saturday, February 28, 2015

Good News!

Wonderful news on the captioning front - I came online today with the intention of gathering links to new sites people were posting in light of the move from Blogger and discovered that Google has reversed it's policy! Very happy to hear that as my move from Blogger was an adjustment (was still tinkering with Wordpress formats/ways to navigate their toolbars) that I am now no longer required to make. 

However, this short period in which myself and others had to make accommodations/plan for a possible transfer to a new site has got me thinking about some things I've been wanting to do. Some of it is aesthetic (was kind of nice to try out a new background/format of WordPress), some of it practical (I really do need to "backup" my caps on Tumblr or something), and some of it is announcing something that the switch to WordPress would have provided an ideal timing for. I think I will plan on making that reveal tomorrow or the next day, but for now let's just focus on a fun new cap and celebrate the ability to stay on this blog site!


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Magic

So this will be the final original caption from me on this blog. I hope to have a WordPress site set up in the next few days and will obviously provide a link on this site once that happens. However, as a reminder I still would love to see entries for the Advertisement Caption Contest - got some cool entries already and would love to post them all on the new site in about a week. Finally, I've started to see some links to new sites pop up - I plan on posting once every few days with links so people can start finding their way around the new sites in the community.



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Homewrecker

The latest caption contest based on advertisements is up - the submissions for this may be the last contest entries on Blogger!

This cap was in the vein of what I consider to be my classic "long cap" style - the story is a little involved, the text in the cap is smaller, and the tone is much more of a slow progression that in some of my shorter caps. I don't know how much I "succeeded" in the sense that I was trying to throw in a lot of subtle wordplay into it and I don't know how much I actually stayed true to the concept of a "homewrecker". But I think it's an interesting cap nevertheless - enjoy!


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Great (TG) Migration

Hello all,

No caption today. As you may have heard if you follow any number of TG Captioning blogs closely, Blogger is planning on making all blogs containing sexually explicit material (ergo most, if not all, TG blogs) private. This leaves many captioners with two choices: maintain their blog privately amongst those who take the time to ask to be invite to the private site, or find a new site to continue posting their work.

In regards to the first option, I can actually envision a very small portion of captioners who might appreciate the option of a private blog - bloggers looking for interaction are more likely to get it from people who have to request access to a site. However, I personally believe that it is counter-intuitive to continue utilizing a site (in this case Blogger/Google) that clearly doesn't want to cater to your interests. Moreover, I think the TG captioning community thrives thanks in large part to anonymous viewers. I believe that most would be dissuaded from participating if they were required to request access to a private TG blog; thus, it seems that this option is not a feasible one.

The other option therefore is to move sites - WordPress and Tumblr seem to be the most popular options mentioned at the moment (although if anyone has other ideas, please share!). I'm still undecided at what to do - I do have a Tumblr page that I haven't updated in ages, but like others have noted I question the ease of interactivity via comments/the set style of posting that would force a large overhaul for the way I do things. At the moment my plan is to start uploading all of my caps from this blog to Tumblr so they will have a permanent location somewhere, while separately I try and decide where I want to start posting new caps.

This brings me to my next point, which I think is the most important of them all - how are we (as captioners and viewers in the TG caption community) going to maintain contact during this period of transition? I can easily imagine smaller sites, many of which have wonderful individual captions, disappearing and their quality work vanishing forever. Bigger sites will also have the trouble of trying to repost their content in a new, visible location. Finally, how we all link back to each other again? The current system of links via caption blogs may not completely evaporate but will likely be severely reduced. How can we ensure that this change doesn't result in the loss of many quality caps/stories?

Although I'm sure there will be more intelligent options than this, I will start posting links to new locations for old sites as soon as I find them. I ask that if you are a captioner who is moving from Blogger, a viewer who knows a captioner switching over to a new site, or even a good source of images that will disappear - PLEASE send links to ElenaStarz4372@gmail.com. I hope to start compiling these links in order to ensure that I (and whatever viewers read this) still maintain contact with members of this wonderful community.

Love always,
Elena Starz

Advertisement Caption Contest

The theme for this contest was inspired by a cap from a previous contest and is based around creating an advertisement! I'll explain more down below, so for now here are the rules - once again, there will be no prize caps, although I will definitely post a review of my favorite caps from the contest:

1. I will post images and a general theme to focus your work slightly
2. You all will take these images and send either a completed caption (meaning image and text formatted together) or text with the image to go to it (I will put a cap together if you don't know how or would rather that I format it!) to my email, ElenaStarz4372@gmail.com.
3. You may submit as many captions as you want, but only one caption per image. All captions must be TG or crossdressing in some format (F2F is not really a theme of this blog, but in case any of you wanted to try this, I would prefer that you didn't).
4. After a weeks time, I will sort post all the captions that you sent me in a single post!

THEME: ADVERTISEMENTS - This contest is all about working advertisements - I want you to create a cap that advertises something/someone. Is it a new feminizing potion from Bimbo Inc? A special strip club with all shemale strippers? A contestant on a new male-to-female TG show? Perhaps you want to talk about a new cruise or a new line of dresses or a new style of wig - as long as it involves a male turned female, that's fine by me! Also, please note that while I am hoping that you advertise something, the cap doesn't NEED to be an advertisement itself. Although I would like to see that, in-direct advertisements (like caps about transformed males serving to advertise spa services via their own makeover, for example) are fine too. Sell me your best products, people - and don't be afraid to string multiple ads together!


Monday, February 23, 2015

A Colt, Now Mary

So I plan on having the next caption contest up in a few hours - I'm quite excited about this theme because I think it will produce some interesting caps. In the meantime, enjoy this cap!


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Duck Flu: Titi

Okay so I've started to hit my stride with the Duck Flu caps, so I feel safe in releasing this next part of the story! It's mostly just story filler, but I think it gives you a good sense of the "bimbo mindset" caused by the disease. Enjoy!


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Off-Balance

Sorry for the delay today - accidentally scheduled this post for tomorrow at 5 when it was supposed to go up about 20 minutes ago! Enjoy!


Friday, February 20, 2015

Selfie Caption Contest Review

So as usual, I wanted to give a brief review of at least one cap/series by each participant in the Selfie Caption Contest! This is a little "snapshot" of what I think of each, specifically what I like stylisticly or thematically, and possibly any small critiques to make it better. I encourage everyone to read the responses to all the caps not only to appreciate the great work but see how to improve/inspire your own!


Ashleygirl
Ashley does the unique and effect style of overlaying the text over the caption. What can often be difficult with certain pictures is trying to get the text to overlap in a way that doesn't hide the image - I think that Ashley did a great job of putting the text in a location that still showed off most of the pic, even if the picture angle made that difficult. Also, the loopy text is super awesome for showing off the thoughts of a feminized boy! 

Anzaleth
Anzaleth has a unique focus on superhero feminization caps (in this case poor Superman getting turned into Lex Luthor's Bimbo of Steel (Colored Dress) by some Pink Kryptonite) which normally I don't like - but what I appreciate about this cap is that Anzaleth tailored the cap in a way that made it interesting in other ways (by making it a bimbo selife cap!). I can't stress enough how important it is to think outside the box even if you have a specific style you like. The ability to branch out by merging two themes can often enhance the popularity of the cap immensely...throw in some good writing/dialogue, and you've got a fantastic cap! Great work!

Anderson
Anderson is a relatively new contributor to contests but has consistently produced quality caps. This one has a number of things I like about it. The major technique is what I think of as a "summary flashback", where you start out in the present where the character is feminized (in this case taking a selfie), jump into the story of how this happened (meeting a man that turned him into a blond bombshell), then jump back to reveal what he's like now (a bimbo dreaming of cock). It's a super effective style choice that allows you to both write yummy details about the transformation and sexy thoughts about what they've become. Additionally, the choice to alter the text in the beginning to reflect a text message as well as spacing the beginning, middle, and end all add to the piece and the technique I previously mentioned.

Candy
Candy is a wonderful captioner who does a lot of things well - but I think one of her strengths is choosing stories that match the image extremely well. This is a perfect example of it. The picture is of two similar blondes, so it turns into a "Twinsies!" selfie cap, while the girls are dressed scantily like dancer, so the story is based around a stripper at a strip club. Throw in a classic slow transformation story and a unique twist such as the transformee willingly coming back looking like a twin stripper, and you have a wonderful cap!

Ian
Speaking of using pictures well, regular contributor Ian has a knack for choosing pics and matching them up with extremely clever stories. I would never have thought of using this locker room-esque picture as the site of a dare, but Ian did and weaves an excellent tale of success and betrayal. Not only that, but having the messages be a conversation via text ties into the theme of the contest nicely, adding consistency points to the creativity of the cap!

Udodelig
I'm not going to lie - I wasn't POSITIVE about the story of this cap because of some implications...but if the implications I got were correct this is too sexy of a story to pass up. I read this cap as a shemale sending selfies to a "master", says that she won't do what he wanted, then reveals that she actually has a bigger dick and expects him to transform himself into a sexy shemale for her. What I was unsure about was the line, "No I will not get them lazored off master, until you see the next selfie", as I assumed it referred to the stars on her legs but we were just talking about NOT having stars on the back...plus what exactly is the "next" selfie for? That being said, this was an interesting story and also tied into the image well - good job!

The Zoligomyst
I really loved this series - easily would have won top prize if I was giving them out simply because of the twist at the end. The series itself is long with lovely details about the transformation and texting the sister, plus the interesting backstory about Coachella motivating the transformation. But when I got to the last paragraph with the friend's response, not for a second did I expect that he was also crossdressing - for some reason I just assumed the picture was another outfit for the main character. But once I read that I realized exactly what a great, sweet, lovely twist it was - it tied everything together (why the sister was feminizing the main character, the Coachella event, the main character's fear of his friend's response) in such a perfect concluding fashion. Hats off to you, Zoli - this is exquisite!

C2Sanon
Okay, I'll admit that I'm partially drawn to this cap because I love the dad to sexy MILF caps. But C2Sanon also deserves praise for the way the cap (specifically at the end) shows the transformation with the *SNAPS* of the camera, the slight color changes at each photo, and the dialogue that becomes sluttier and sluttier each time. You could literally see that transformation happening visually, but wanted to keep reading too because the dialogue was drawing you in! Great work!

Christina
So in fairness to Musta, the iMessage text is not Christina's original idea, but I think she did a fantastic job with her's. Obviously it ties in well to the "selfie" theme (relating to the phone), but Christina also chose a photo that looks like the girl is typing or snapping a photo, an ambiguity which adds to the style of the cap. Finally, I'm a sucker for good bimbo dialogue, plus the bit about the "Bimbo Soda" and "OMG how did you know?" was great.

Donna
I love this idea by Donna. Making a list of "Terms and Conditions" for a SnapSelf application and styling the transformation details as part of the rules was an exceptionally creative idea. Plus, I love how each section gets continually more degrading/controlling - it goes from physical transformation details (taking the body) to details about taking money/pictures from them (taking possessions) and then straight up saying in the end that the user has no rights now. Really great work Donna!

Kelli
Kelli is a new contributor and should be very proud of this first cap! I love the rapid development of this cap - he realizes that he looks hot as a girl, sends a photo, then starts thinking about cock. The cap also seems to throw in a lot of joking "haha's" to make it seem like a joke (and the ending "It's not gay if it's your best friend, right?" also seems to sell this idea), when really he's acting super effeminate and clearly is enjoying it. Good job Kelli!

Musta
Musta made a really fantastic before and after series cap. Obviously there's the transformation differences - the wig, lisptick, minor heels and maids uniform in the first cap is replaced by the extensions, implants, 8" heels and bikini in the second - but aesthetically there's also the white vs. hot pink coloration and the somewhat masculine vs. downright feminine text used in each caps. I also love the way each cap is written - they're both letter and describe events, but the dominant "personality" at that point (crossdressing boy who kinda likes some aspects versus total devoted bimbo) shines through in the dialogue and the naughty stories. A great read that I encourage others to check out!

Wes Mantooth
The final shoutout goes to Wes, who had his deliciously humiliating sissy theme on display in a cap that also showed off the "texting/IM" basis for the cap. I think someone else might have done this as well (Anderson, maybe?) but Wes did a great job of distinguishing each text with a specific color and choosing an appropriate username/text name for each character. Also, a big nod to Wes' wonderful layouts - I don't usually talk about it because it's something that most people can't even dream of replicating without some photoshop experience, but every cap made by Wes is always beautiful to look at because of the borders, title, and unique images in the corners.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Beauty and the Beasts

I don't know whether it was the bright yellow outfit or the rose in the hand, but this picture instantly made me thing of "Beauty and the Beast". See how this belle has to deal with her spell!


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bender Diet

A pretty simple theme but I think it's a fun enough cap. Enjoy!


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

MHDC: The Rebel

Once again I want to say thanks to those who entered into the Selfie Caption Contest - not only did you all enter fantastic captions, but you were very patient with me when I was delinquent in replying to your emails and delayed in posting these wonderful submissions. Go check them out if you haven't already!

Speaking of delaying, it's been a while since I posted any caps in either series. Unfortunately, you're only getting a Mildew High Dress Code cap for now - I do have some Duck Flu caps in storage but I'm hoping to delve into a little more story-oriented streak before going to the true single-cap nature that I envision for the series. But anyways, enjoy this cap!


Monday, February 16, 2015

Selfie Caption Contest Presentation

Hi all - here is the well overdue presentation of the Selfie Caption Contest. There are 34 caps from 13 talent authors here to enjoy - really excited to be able and talk about these caps later the week in my review. Sorry once again for the delay and enjoy!

Ashleygirl 1
 Anzaleth 1
 Anderson 1
 Anderson 2
 Anderson 3
 Anderson 4
 Candy 1
 Ian 1
Udodelig 1
 Udodelig 2
 Udodelig 3
 Udodelig 4
 Udodelig 5
 The Zoligomyst Series
C2Sanon 1
 C2Sanon 2
 C2Sanon 3
 Christina Series 1
Christina 1
 Christina 2
 Donna 1
 Donna 2
 Kelli 1
 Musta Series 1
 Musta Series 2
 Wes Mantooth 1
 Wes Mantooth 2