Sunday, October 23, 2011

Your Passion

1,000,000 views. No matter how many times I look at that number I still can't believe it. When I started this blog six and half months ago I thought if I was really lucky, I might hit that number in  little more than year. Thank you all for proving me wrong. For those of you in a rush, or for those of you who don't care about my ramblings, feel free to skip the rest of this and go straight to the caption. I promise I won't be offended.

To those of you still reading, I'd like to give you a little insight to how I ended up making this caption, how I wound up here, and how much your support means to me. I got into the tg community in the summer of 2010. I'm not sure what brought me there, but it caught my interest and I decided to look around and see what people were doing. After a few weeks of lurking, I began to think that I could make some decent captions if I tried. I had always enjoyed writing, but I had never done much of it outside of school. The very first caption I made I used my favorite model at the time Gabrille Lupin. It turned out okay, and it got some positive feedback over on tf-media, so I decided to keep doing it. I ended up posting around 150 captions on tf-media before it shut down. As much as I hated to see the site go under, but it gave me the push to start this blog. I knew that if I wanted to keep getting better, I needed to keep a consistent writing schedule, which is why I tried to stick to three uploads a week.

If it wasn't for all of the feedback I got from you all, I don't know if I'd still be here. I think that my interest in tg has moved past the novelty/fetish stage, and is now about creating a situation in which to write. I'm constantly looking to see what other authors are making and checking to see how my work is going over with all of you.

So when it came time to make this caption, I wanted to do something special. For the past two weeks I've been racking my brain for what I could possible do to mark this milestone. I tried going crazy over the top, but I couldn't find a photo set I liked enough, and I've never been great at doing super long stories. So I decided to go back to basics, maybe try to do something similar to what I did with my 100th caption. It was looking at that caption that I realized what I wanted to do. I've always felt my single panel caps were my strongest, especially when I leave them a little open ended. I also knew I wanted to involve the reader directly, as a sort of thank you for all of your support. I went back to the first model I ever capped (She goes by Ariel now, but if you want to find her it's probably easiest to search for piper fawn). I went through hundreds of pictures until I found this one. It wasn't anything overly spectacular, but her expression was perfect. I've done poetry once before, but it was more of a joke then. I wanted to see what I could do with a more serious tone, and I hope most of you can connect with what it says.

To end this obscenely long post, I just wanted to say thank you again. I never thought I would be writing like this on such a consistent basis, and enjoying every minute of it. You guys have given me a passion I otherwise would never have explored, and I can never thank you enough for it. My hope is that through my work, I'm able to give back a little of that to all of you. You all are the reason I'm here, so if you keep sharing your passion for tg with me, I'll keep sharing my passion for writing with you.

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