Well, it's been too long since we had an update here - projects in the works as always, but work has been more of a distraction than expected (that and having the water turned off in my house yesterday - I love spending Saturday in the office writing a term paper).
Meanwhile back in Princess' house, Dad's just starting the morning....
Happy Halloween! It may or may not be a coincidence that my only real Halloween-themed commission this year is also from Pink-Diapers - I've been working with them a lot lately and the projects have been turning out better and better over time.
While there have been fewer posts in general lately, it's more a matter of consolidation - and waiting on pending pieces.
This set was actually a pretty tight rush job (ie. very short notice) - so any issues with the design are entirely due to me waiting till the last second to actually commission something for this year. Frankly I think it turned out beautifully. Yes, that is Mistress Arianna - for those keeping count.
Just got back in a running mode lately. For nearly this entire year I've been doing my cardio on a stationary bike - mostly just because I can do it in my garage on my schedule (ie. 4:30 in the morning or in the afternoon after work). I'd prefer to run outside, but out in the country, I don't feel too safe trying to run on the side of the road - not when someone like me is driving anyways (much less the other guys). There are a few other options, but they just don't mesh with my schedule.
Still, they did just recently open a new gym near work and they've got some amazing new treadmills - all kinds of great features - including interactive trail runs across the US and New Zealand and Germany - among others. Very cool, and fitting very nicely with my schedule lately.
Either way - a big part of getting out and running is staying hydrated. You gotta keep getting that water - it really keeps you going.
Of course...in this case, there might be something in the water. I mean...why else would that park be completely abandoned?
Some beautiful work by new artist BlueBaronDL - check him out. He's got some great prices and works very quickly.
Ok.Time for a new Caption Challenge.We're going to try something a little
different this time.
To begin with, the deadline is midnight on Friday 11 Dec!I'm
starting a little later than originally anticipated, but this should still
work out with plenty of time for folks.
In one sense, this is probably my
broadest theme so far - I'm just going with "The Fall
Collection."That simple term has a
few different meanings - and potentially more that can be applied - feel free
Specifically we're looking at the
new Fall fashion collection by Mistress Arianna for La De Baucherie Magique -
and/or the clothing branch[es] belonging to TransRepo Industries.At the same time, it doesn't necessarily need
to be the year 2015 - both these organizations have been around for a while -
one, significantly longer than the other, but that just gives more unique
And while "fashion"
would generally imply "clothing" (and "fall" would
generally imply clothing for cooler/colder weather) - please feel free to use
that concept as a jumping off point.I'm
also considering both TF and TG concepts - but I'd like to keep things on the
female end of the spectrum :)Similarly,
this time frame does include Halloween and a few other holidays - not to mention
the various sports seasons.And
certainly the word "collection" has more than one possible definition
in this context :)
I will admit that my preferences -
when it comes to captions/styles do run in a few different directions, but the
reference images provided should give just a taste of the options out
The only real content requirements
are that each entry should reference either Mistress Arianna and/or her store
La De Baucherie Magique and/or TransRepo Industries.For background material on these
people/concepts, please feel free to peruse the archives of the Transformation Repository - and ask if you have any questions :)
I'm opening this up to multiple
categories for the prizes too.A few
variations from the previous contest - due to the general nature of the pics.
This contest is also different
from my previous ones - for the first time - not only will there be cash prizes
awarded to the winners via paypal, but for every single entry received, I will
make a donation of $5 to support Rachel's Haven - payable in a single total
amount on 12 Dec.
- Best overall caption(s) - The
one that really blows me away (single or sequence). ($50)
- Best single caption - Any single
caption using a one-character pic. ($25)
- Best group caption - Any single
caption using a pic with one or more characters. ($25)
- Best caption sequence - Any set
of two or more captions following a sequence/storyline (can use single or
multiple character pics) ($45)
- Best original design and caption
- A little different - this category is looking for the really
weird/unique/far-out concepts - to include photo-editing/morphing.Must still conform to all other contest
I fully encourage you to share
this challenge with other friends and artists you may know who don’t regularly
read this site.
On Saturday 12 Dec, I’ll announce the winners in each category.Prizes - via paypal.
Now the hard and fast rules:
1. All work must be the original work of
the person submitting it.No exceptions.
2. Single captions - obviously one pic.Sequences may comprise as many pics as
desired.Any captioner can submit as
many entries as they desire.I will make
a donation to the Haven for every individual entry I receive (themed/connected
sequence captions count as a single entry) - even if they're all from the same
3.Captions need to be submitted already formatted and attached to the
image - I don't have the time or energy to handle the extra work at the moment
due to my work schedule.
4. Limited sexual references will be
allowed, but nothing explicit, and no profanity.No explicit sexual imagery.
5. All submissions should include the
following information (which will also be posted with the picture): captioner's
name and site (for linking purposes - if available), intended caption title
(for posting purposes - I'd rather not have to make up a title from scratch if
you wrote out the caption).
6. Unlimited revisions are allowed during
the submission period.
7.By entering a submission, you are
automatically giving permission for me to post it on the site clearly labeled
and identified as an caption contest entry – and although I would prefer to
avoid it, if the captioner wishes to remain anonymous, I am amenable to posting
their entries in that fashion.
8.Submissions should be addressed to me: email@example.com – subject
line should contain the artist’s name and that it is intended as a submission
for the Caption Contest.I would prefer
to compile all the entries for each captioner in their own post for
organizational purposes - so if you intend to potentially submit multiple
entries, please let me know up front so I don't jump the gun on posting your
a. Please proofread your captions in
advance for spelling/grammar.Also
please try to choose a font size/color/construction that will make reading
easier.If your caption starts running
long, consider splitting the images/text and submitting it as a sequential
b. Constructive criticism by others is
encouraged in the comments section, but *should* be accompanied by suggestions
on how issues might be addressed, improved, etc.
c.I will determine the caption posting schedule as I have time - depending
on the size and number, some may be posted sooner than others, but every one
that I receive that fits the entry requirements will be posted on the site
before the results are posted. You are free to post any of your entries here to other sites/boards - but I would prefer you wait until after they've been posted here before posting elsewhere.
Last note - I reserve the right to reject any entry.
Have at it!
I do NOT own any of the reference
pics provided - they're just ones I've picked up across the web.
By no means are you required to use the images included
here, but they provide a small sampling of some of the looks I'm interested
in.I do have a lot more pics I would
have liked to have used but I was limited - either by smaller file sizes/lower
resolutions or too much text on the images (from magazines/adverts) that would
have precluded convenient usage - if I was able to find a larger version of an
image through google search, I tried to use it.
Madam Ari (as she went locally) sighed - she loved the region this time of century, but she could never get over the heat and humidity that hung in the air - it just drained a gal, no matter how young she might feel. And feeling drained....sometimes you just lost track of things - forget the simple things that were normally so easy to focus on.
'Circa 1970 or so, a young airman on leave hits up the back alleys of Bangkok. He's heard rumors about a tattoo parlor in the area run by a very special woman. The name he was given didn't match what he was seeing on the sign in front of him, but then he can't speak Thai either.
He can't quite place the look of the woman greeting him either. She's very attractive, but there's a real sense of age around her as well. Almost something mystical - so....this must be the right place. He'd heard from one of the guys in his unit - a real tattoo aficionado - that there were some artists out there who could do magical things with the ink - the right image in the right place could make all the difference.
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- Best overall caption(s) - The one that really blows me away (single or sequence). ($50)
- Best single caption - Any single caption using a one-character pic. ($25)
- Best group caption - Any single caption using a pic with one or more characters. ($25)
- Best caption sequence - Any set of two or more captions following a sequence/storyline (can use single or multiple character pics) ($45)
- Best original design and caption - A little different - this category is looking for the really weird/unique/far-out concepts - to include photo-editing/morphing.Must still conform to all other contest rules. ($35)
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