Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Shifting Your Perspective
I always seem to find big breaks from caption writing. And while at times they are necessary due to real life happenings, more often it's writer's block. Okay, well I could honestly write for a while. I think the real issue here is boredom with telling essentially the same story outline for captions:
In an earlier post, I mentioned the use of pre-established universes in captions and their role to us as caption artists. One of my favorite universes to caption in has been the great shift--the paranormal event that causes most of the people in the world to switch bodies with someone else. While this universe offers a lot of things to play with, the story eventually becomes the same. Additionally, the reality of a great shift caption would be horrific, and turns many people off from the captions.
In today's caption, I tried something different. This is a piece I made for Dementia back at the Haven, and it began as a Great Shift caption, but I eventually morphed it into a brand new universe. I didn't explain the new universe--in fact I'm saving it later and working on a TG fiction story for it--but it made this caption work. This also seemed to be a favorite on the Haven of how a sentimental caption could work in lieu of being silly or saucy.