After (a lot of) years of lurking TG Captions in various locations like TF Media (old & new), Rebecca's World, Freya's, and Yahoo Groups out the yazoo, and being inspired, entertained, aroused and erupted, I decided to throw my hat into the ring. While being far from on a par with such greats as Evie/Argus, Rauk, Miss Simone, Kelly, Sasha (old & new), Smitty, NRAE, (the list is endless and growing); I started to compose captions with little knowledge of 'Paint' software and less knowledge of whether anyone would even like the stuff I made.
Since then, I have tried to show my appreciation of those who have come before and have set a high standard in the realm of TG Captions and Fiction. While it is hard for me to spend as much time enjoying the work of others since beginning my on flavor of captioning, I have tried to continue to let others know that their works are an inspiration and a titillation to my warped sense of the erotic and desirable.
I don't expect to ever have the body of work or depth of fans that most others have developed over their years of effort, and neither do I think that I'll be able to do this for as long as some have, (personal and health reasons). Maybe that is why seeing the recent (?) addition of bloggers who like to post works not their own without reference or comment to those whose artistic efforts they claim to enjoy and appreciate.
A case in point being Jess, whose tg caption blog has neither 'her'(?) own work, which she readily states, nor mention of those whose captions she is posting, which she also readily states. Nothing like a comment in the post body to say "Hey I really like so&so's captions, check their work out at "//whoever dot com"!" When I started doing captions I found that the people who had inspired me to 'come-out' and do some of my own were certainly deserving of respect and consideration. I left a comment on her recent 'thank you' post, which may sound more angry than the gentle vehemence with which I intended it, more intended as an admonishment than a condemnation.
Admittedly, I need to do more to reference / source the images I use to build my compositions around, and name models where possible. Toward that end, I try and leave visible the sites or watermarks on the images I use. But that aside, the community of TG/TF captioning is a more personal, or kindred, in my humble opinion, fellowship in which we all move in a similar direction and help each other along. Maybe I'm just too naive, or submissive to those who've paved the way and done such wonderful works, to suppose that posting their work without a personal thought expressed with regard to it is something that one should not presume to do.
I have hit a time, it seems, that whatever 'muse' steers/stirs my mind has hit its 'mute' button. Or maybe it's just that the shit growing between my ears, (that is more literal than you might think), has put my mood off and set me to this rambling tirade. Or maybe... just maybe, it pisses me off that someone would post a hundred of other peoples' captions in 3 mass uploads and not type a single character of appreciation, admiration, or infatuation about it.
I'm sorry, folks, for going off about this. And I doubt that this will get read much, but, I just didn't feel that not saying anything about it was anything like a solution. I really do appreciate the welcome and supportive encouragement that so many have shown me, and hope that I have not failed in expressing my thanks to you as well.
Sincerely, peace, love & kisses to all;