Friday, August 31, 2012

Better Than You


No you can't!  yes I can!  No you can't!  Yes I can!

Super Weird Science


If you're completely honest with yourself, you always tune in to a show when a mad scientist is involved because, well, 60% of the time the scientist has some kind of device that will either transform or brain-swap.  The other 39% of the time there's time travel involved, and the last 1% is reserved for Dr. Evil.  In any case, I've always loved mad scientist captions, and I like this one I created in particular because the mad scientist is a woman and treats the science fiction as a play thing.  Also, I might have a slight turn-on for latex...

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Morph.com


Reading is amazing.  After reading interactive stories on Writing.com, I discovered some newer universes to play around in.  While I'm certain a TF website isn't the most original idea these days, it's still a good one that works. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Links Specialist


So yeah, back in the day I actually did series.  I still do, but it's more likely if I have something longer than the length of a single panel caption, it's a TG story on it's own.  In any case, here's one of the very first series I created.  If you can't tell, I'm a bit of a Zelda fan.  I mean come on, you play the game with a fairy following you around.  And I like fairies (Say what you will about Navi).








Monday, August 27, 2012

Model Behavior


A bit of a twisted...  or rather ALTERED fate for this evening.  Enjoy.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Kaitlyn's Weekly One Sentence Challenge #4

Okay, so we didn't have good numbers last week, but I blame people on vacation.  The numbers of viewers on the blog are up, so let's see if we can't get the comments up too.  For those of you just tuning in, here's how it works: Once a week I post a photo with no caption.  In the comments, provide a ONE SENTENCE caption for the photo.  The one I like best will get that photo captioned for them and posted on here by me at the end of the week.  Have something fun this week:


KWOSC 3 WINNER!

Alright, so it's a bit anti-climactic this week since only one person entered, but this person has been following since the beginning and I absolutely love this fun new lady.  So Maddie--ie Madcap McGee--this week you're the winner, and although you went unopposed, you'll always be a winner.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Natural Reactions


It's always been a question I've had.  If you became the opposite gender, how would you interact with the world?  Obviously, there would be new experiences regardless, but could you fight urges or would you give into them?  Maybe...  You want to give into them.

Friday, August 24, 2012

It's all in your Head


Here's a rather new caption I made for a trade.  I love mirror shots as I feel from a new set of eyes this is the place I would spend most of my first 24 hours--and perhaps a few days after.  In this caption, I had to come up with a creative way to show someone in a situation they did not want to be in by choice without 'killing' the original persona.  I'm not much for possession caps, but I think this turned out nicely.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Facebook Me

So I had this funny idea.  We often look for reality in our captions, no matter how bizarre the actual method of the transformation is.  So, what would the internet look like Post Great Shift?  I've had a few ideas on this one--the first being the infamous facebook.

As a test run, I put out this facebook page under the imagination that this is what a page would look like perhaps a year after the Great Shift (assuming they don't change the layout again).  No, I didn't go over to facebook itself and create a page.  I decided to fire up my caption-software and see how much I could do with some creative editing and paneling.  

Sure, all the colors aren't exact, but I think I got a good product from it.  I'm currently working on another for a havenette, which will bring the total--including mine--to six facebook pages.  

Be sure to look for all of the small easter eggs around the page!

Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

An Exchange of Roles


What is the role exchanger?  Well, it's a lesser known universe in the TG world than others, but I found that many people quite like it.  The role exchanger allows for small-scale changes, and can sometimes be as random as you want it to be.  Here's a caption I made for Dee back in 2010 before I began my role exchanger project on the Haven, which eventually led to the creation of roughly 20 or so more role exchanger captions by request.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Kaitlyn's Weekly One Sentence Challenge WINNER #2

This past week's winner was Caitlyn Masked!  Congratulations!  It was short, simple, and it worked on all levels.  Tehehe, get it?  All levels?


Again, congrats to Caity M!  Be sure to check out this week's KWOSC down below!

Kaitlyn's Weekly One Sentence Challenge #3


Here it is, week three of the one sentence challenge!  I know I know, I haven't posted the winner from last week, but that's only because I LITERALLY have not had the time to make her a caption yet, but it will be posted later on this week.  And yes, that means I have picked a winner.

But don't let that stop you from coming up with something clever for this week!  The game is simple: I post a picture, and you provide a caption for it using only one sentence.  Sentence fragments and run-on sentences don't count!  It's not that I'm being a grammar bitch, on the contrary, either of these will be viewed as cheating.  And besides, you are all better than that!  So what are you waiting for, leave your caption in the comments!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Weddings...


Well folks, sorry about the brief hiatus, but I had a cousin's wedding seven hours away from my dwelling place.  So, still high from dancing last night and full of wedding happiness, I bring this caption I created a few years ago for Tar on the Haven.  I feel like this was one of the first captions I created in the Great Shift universe that didn't feel generic, and MIGHT be the way things actually carried out of this were to occur.  And yes, there was a part of me that hoped it would last night, considering how many lovely ladies I danced with...  (Kaitlyn Dances at Wedding FTW).

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Little Sugar Goes a Long Way


Along with transgender fantasy, I have picked up a few other transformational fetishes.  Typically, I pair these with TG.  One that has somewhat dominated my tastes has been shrinking.  I have never been able to put my finger on it.  I have no idea why I like the idea.  But I will say this: I don't like it on it's own.  It has to be a girl getting shrunk.  Maybe I'm just weird that way.  And I'm okay with that.

What do you think about pairing other transformations with transgender fantasies?  Do you have a favorite?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

There's Borrowing...


And then there's stealing.  Theft.  You wouldn't do it in real life--at least I hope you wouldn't--so why do it online?  If you're a common checker of these blogs, you've probably heard of the shenanigans occurring with persons benefiting from the captions we love.  And I'm not talking about the super-fun shenanigans nor the restaurant.  I'm talking about beingandrissa, of whom I refuse to actually link.  Now only does this person benefit from captions, it's captions she didn't even have the decency to write herself.  This is why a few years ago I began incorporating my tag into my work, which evolved from just my name and maybe a descriptor, like shown above, into the Kaitlyn's Cap Fairy I use today.

So there's a couple of questions to ask.  The first of which is: What constitutes as stealing in the caption world?  To me, there are two answers.  Let's begin with the obvious: photos.  We don't own them, but furthermore, we don't pretend to.  Although, there is one caption I made using my own photography, but that's another story.  In any case, I think the majority of the TG Caption community agrees that the real art is in telling the story and the overall design of the caption.

So here's the second answer: we steal ideas.  Sure, I come up with something original now and again, and am sure others do too.  But I'm also of the opinion that everything is, to some level, a recreation of the old.  That's why so often we see other captioner's interpretations of the same universe or story idea.  Is this stealing?  I don't think so.  In fact, I know Morpheus is one creator who seems absolutely thrilled to see others try their spin on a Great Shift caption.  Above is my first and I believe only attempt at another one of Morpheus' universes:  Miss Chiff.  It was quite the fun universe to play in, though I found it a bit tougher to caption.  But I really liked Morpheus' stories.  And as far as I'm concerned in the captioning world, this is the only mischief that should be going on.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Kaitlyn's Weekly One Sentence Challenge #2

The first one got some great one liners, and I must say I'm impressed.  Impress me with a new one this week the most, and I'll write a short caption for you using the image!


Kaitlyn's Weekly One Sentence Challenge WINNER #1

So many good stabs at this one.  They all just kind of popped!  I thoroughly enjoyed Caitlyn-Masked's reference to the Matrix (at least I think that what that was), and Madcap McGee (Maddie) was really close with her use of the word 'deflated' (tho the term 'reversal gas' could only make me think of an inverted fart...  Sorry!).  This week's KWOSC Winner is Dementia of Deelusions of Grandeur.  Thanks to everyone who participated!  I'm still new in the blogging world, so help me get better known and tell people about me!


Dee gets a limmerick using the image!  I've always loved these playful Irish poems, and it just goes to show you don't have to wait until March to use them!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Unknown Persons


Here's a caption I made back in 2010 for Bren on the Haven.  I believe it was the summer, and a show entitled Persons Unknown had just come on for a summer series.  The premise, for those who don't recall, was about these people who all woke up in a hotel in separate rooms, not knowing how they got there or why they had been taken, but they were all under surveillance as part of a social experiment.  I thought about what it would be like if there were an similar experiment with a body-swap layer involved, which also led to a role-play on the haven for a time.

Discussion - Does media inspire caption ideas?  And more specifically, how?

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Enjoying Every Experience


I am going to try to keep posting one caption a day.  Often times I will have a unique thing to talk about.  But other times...  Here's a caption!  Feel free to discuss the themes or just the cap in general.

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Disney Classic


Just a discussion question today...  What is it with a TG's attraction to the classic Disney Princess?  They come in many shapes and forms, but at some point they all end up in a ball gown (except Mulan, who wore a Kimono and Pocahantes, but she had other things going for her).  So why is a princess so attractive to TG fantasy?

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Lost Lenore

 
Since I consider myself a writer, I do as all great writers have done before me.  I steal from others.  Does that mean I'm being lazy?  No, I don't believe so.  In fact, when someone wants to use or mimic your writing style, I think you should feel honored (unless they say it was all their idea).

I think borrowing a writing style and then morphing it to become your own is a great writing practice to begin with.  Believe it or not, borrowing from Poe for one verse took longer for me to write than a regular caption, but I wanted that eerie effect that is often associated with his writing to come out in this caption.  What do you think?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

That Face


Here's a fun recaption I did as part of an offer I currently have going on the Haven.  For this promotion, I've offered a great many number of photos for other artists to caption for me, and I'll use that same photo and write a new story for them--this has become a popular idea amongst those of us who love seeing things in different ways.

However, I'm not going to dwell on that too much.  What I want to talk about is the importance of facial expression one chooses for a caption.  When I set out to post photos for other havenettes to caption, I had to make sure that each one's face told a story.  Whether that story be funny or painful or heart-warming, it had to say more than "sex."  Sure, sex sells, but so do well-written stories.

So I put it to you: How important are facial expressions in a TG caption?

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.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Kaitlyn's Weekly One Sentence Challenge #1

So I was about to post my regular caption update for the day when I got a fantabulous idea!  I have always prided myself in brevity when it comes to captions.  After all, a caption is just a snapshot providing an explanation for the image, right?  Below you'll see a photo with no caption.  Here's where you come in: In the comments section, write a ONE SENTENCE caption for the photo.  My favorite caption by Friday will get that photo captioned by me, for them, posted right here on the blog!  How you like them apples!  This is the first one, and I know I don't have a lot of followers yet, but I have a good feeling about this one.  Your photo this week:


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Pop Culture



I think keeping an eye on things going on pop culture can be a powerful aide in caption story-telling.  Paying attention to those kinds of things can create a hefty arsenal.  I think it brings a realness to the caption--a relation to our world.

What do you think?  Does pop culture have a place in TG captions?  How would you use it to your advantage?  Is this something you would like to see more or less of?

Cheap Shots


I love sticking puns anywhere I can.  I'm generally light hearted and believe people need to laugh, even if the laugh is more of a groan.  Here's one from my 2011 collection which simply does just that.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Changed Layout

So many responses were not in favor of the dynamic layout.  So listening to my audience, I have changed it back the a more familiar layout.  Perhaps when some more options are available in the dynamic view, I'll give it another try.  Hopefully the classic blog style will work better.

Oh, and here's a cap.

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Man Upstairs






Here's a favorite from my captioning past.  I love using pre-determined transformation universes as a good background for my captions.  However, rather than explain the universe within the caption, I write under the assumption that the transformation method is understood and the situation takes front.

So here's the question -- Do you like captions that make use of pre-determined TF universes (Such as Medallion of Zulo or Spells 'R' Us), or would you rather see something more original? 

Feel free to discuss the question or the caption!

Smokin Hot Identity






I'm always up for a good period piece.  This cap was done for Gwendolen over on Rachel's Haven, and I really liked the way the story played out.  It's a dark story, but I feel the mystery gives it a sexy twist.  With this one, I wanted to begin showing a range of writing styles.

Discussion Question: How important is keeping the transformee's identity?  I feel that over time, a change in gender would result in a new persona, but that doesn't necessarily mean they forgot who they used to be.  I suppose it's nature verses nurture of sorts.

Leave a comment about the caption or the discussion question

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Captions should bring a smile!


Some photographs just beg to be captioned.  Often times in captioning, artists try to use photos to show the glamorous side of women.  Having to wear make-up, dealing with breasts and longer hair, and so on.  I like breaking that norm.  I also like having fun with the transformation.  The above caption is from a recent trade offer I did with Dementia from Rachel's Haven (check out her version of this picture over at her caption blog).

What do you think?  Does humor have a place in captioning, or does it ruin the mood?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Welcome to Kaity's Caption Blog!


Welcome to Kaity's Fantabulous Captions!  It's Kaitlyn from Rachel's Haven, and I guess I'm following in the footsteps of some other Havenette bloggers.  Here I'll post some of the captions & stories I create of a TG fantasy nature and topics for discussion.  I love word play and silliness, but I also have a dark side, so you'll see the full range here at KFC.  Also, have patience as I figure things out.  More to come soon!