Sunday, December 17, 2017

Dial H for Heroine 24


Doing something a bit different with this series for the next few captions.  :)

As I wrote about John's road trip, I thought a lot about the road trip I took earlier this year after Celebswap's Randomizer turned me into Jennifer Aniston.  Going on a road trip in a stranger's body, without proper identification or anything, is an interesting experience.  And just like it was the best way for me to handle being in a different body for two weeks, I think it's the best way for John to experience being a woman for a week without having to answer some awkward questions.

~Heather

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Phoning Home


I owe this title to the fact that my sister had mentioned the movie E.T., like, three times the day before I wrote this, lol.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Dial H for Heroine 22


John's back in his own body, but only for a day; he'll be a woman again on Friday.  :)

I hope everyone is enjoying the series!

~Heather







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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Breaking the Internet


Don't let it happen to you!

As some of you probably already know, there's an internet protest going on today against the FCC's impending vote to kill net neutrality in the United States.  I decided, somewhat on a whim, to throw together a rather tongue-in-cheek, TG-themed protest of my own.  This is about as preachy as my captions get, lol.

Summarized super briefly, net neutrality is a policy that requires ISPs to treat all internet traffic equally; without net neutrality, ISPs are likely to slow or block certain internet traffic or require users to pay extra to access certain sites or sites to pay extra to access users, all in the interest of greater profits for the ISPs.  In essence, it means we'll be paying more for a worse internet.

Even putting aside the broader impacts, this is directly relevant to this community, as the end of net neutrality will make it more difficult for people to share TG and transformation media, and it will make it more difficult for me to find images for my captions.

If you want to know more about net neutrality, or if you want to know what you can do to help defend it, clicky this link for more.

Sorry for the soapboxing.  I hope the caption was enjoyable, at least.  :)

~Heather

Monday, December 11, 2017

Dial H for Heroine 21


The actual reason why John is mostly becoming white superheroes is simple: superheroes in comics, movies, and television, as well as the cosplayers who dress up as them, are mostly white, which means I mostly have images of white people to draw from.  I wanted to find a way to address that disparity in-universe, though, and this seems like the obvious in-universe reason why John's mom, an African-American woman, had a device that transformed her primarily into white superheroes.  There's no reason to think that real-world politics wouldn't map onto a superhero world, after all.

I don't know what it would be like for an African-American man to continually transform into white superheroes; I can't know that.  It seems like it would parallel the real-world idea of media representation, though.  People want to see people like themselves represented on TV, in movies, in comic books, in games, and so on; and it can be disheartening when you have a hard time finding a character you can identify with.  I'm speaking from experience here.  I also know how much I prefer to play as female characters rather than male characters in video games.  I imagine it might be frustrating for an African-American man to become primarily white superheroines for similar reasons.

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