Sunday, December 31, 2017

Relaxation


I wish I'd made a New Years Eve caption, but I didn't think of it in time.  Oh well.

Have a happy and safe New Years Eve, everyone.  :)

~Heather

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Dial H for Heroine 29


A more lighthearted caption for you guys.  :)

~Heather

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Humans of the Great Shift - Lee


Just to continue with the gloomy mood my blog has inexplicably slipped into over the last few days...

~Heather

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Too Much


It might not be a coincidence that I'm posting this right after Christmas.

College tuition is so unbelievably expensive these days.  I thought it was expensive when I was in college, but it's doubled in price since then.  It's crazy.

~Heather

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Sunday, December 24, 2017

A Carol




Man, you don't realize just how gloomy this story is until you try to write an adaptation of it.

A Christmas Carol is, of course, one of the most commonly adapted stories of all time; I decided we needed one for the TG community as well.  :)

It was a remarkable stroke of luck that the woman in the third picture looks so much like one of the people in the second picture.   Maybe it was a sign that this little set of caps was meant to be, lol.

~Heather

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Freaky


As I was getting the next part of Dial H ready for upload, I realized it ends on a very, very unchristmassy cliffhanger, so I've decided to leave it until after Christmas.  Instead, this.  :)

I have Christmas caps planned for the next two days; Dial H will resume on Tuesday the 26th.

~Heather

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Dial H for Heroine 26


This isn't going to be a regular thing, by the way; this is the only time in the series that John sleeps with another man.

I don't want to get anyone's hopes up, lol.

~Heather

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Dial H for Heroine 25


This was a fun set of powers to write about, lol.

~Heather

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Monday, December 18, 2017

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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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Dial H for Heroine 20


Okay, wow.  I composed this post last night, but somehow I apparently forgot to hit publish.  And then closed my browser, walked away, and didn't look at it again until I restored my previous browser session today and saw my composed-but-unposted post.

This is... what... three days recently that I haven't posted?  At least three.  Sorry, guys.

~Heather

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Still a Man


I saw this image used in some memes a while back and saw the story potential right away. :)

~Heather

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Humans of the Great Shift - Doug


And oops again.  I meant to schedule this to go up at the regular time; I guess it's going up a 2:30PM instead, lol.  I guess that's okay, since you guys didn't get a cap yesterday.

So tired...

~Heather

Oops

Yikes.  I forgot to put anything up last night.  That's two out of the last three days.  Sorry, guys. :(

Yesterday was kind of a mess for me.  I had some bad work stuff that turned into some bad emotional stuff.  All is well now, but yesterday was rough, and in the midst of everything, uploading my daily caption completely slipped my mind.

I'll set something up for you guys tonight.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Dial H for Heroine 17-18



Huh.  I could have sworn I uploaded these captions last night.  I know I got them ready to upload, but I guess I skipped the step of actually, you know, putting them up.  I didn't realize until a few minutes ago.  Sorry, guys!

~Heather

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Lily


Laziest title ever.

I have a really hard time coming up with titles, and I absoltuely could not think of one for this cap.  So I just said screw it and titled it after the main character.  It works, I guess, lol.

In retrospect, I think "To the Wind" might have been good; and I could have gone through and used wind as a motif.  But I'm too busy and too tired to go back and change it now.  "Lily" will do.

~Heather

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Dial H for Heroine 16


Tranquilizer darts don't actually work this fast.  But, you know, suspension of disbelief.  I use a lot of comic book logic in this series, since it's, you know, a comic book themed series.

~Heather

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Humans of the Great Shift - Arnie


Can Emma Watson be America's sweetheart if she's British?  I guess she's popular in America...

You have to assume that at least a couple of people who found themselves in celebrity bodies would do this.

~Heather

Monday, November 27, 2017

Hidden Strength


I've had a very unproductive November.  My backlog of captions is getting perilously small.  And I'm feeling pretty relapsey right now, so I'm not sure I'm going to be able to write many captions, or write captions of any quality, any time soon.

~Heather

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Dial H for Heroine 14


Not every image in this series is of a superhero.  This, for instance, is crossplay of Garrett, the protagonist of the Thief video games, one of my favorite old video game series.  The Thief games are stealth games, in which the gameplay centers around avoiding or stealthily disabling enemies.

I love stealth games.  They're all about being clever, and I like feeling clever.

~Heather

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Dial H for Heroine 12-13




One thing I've enjoyed doing, while writing this series, is giving the heroines John becomes different power sets than the heroines whose images I'm using.  So, for example, instead of giving John invisibility powers similar to Sue Storm, I've given "Sara Bellum" a variety of mental powers.

I haven't always been able to do this with every heroine in this series, but I've tried to do so where possible.

~Heather

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

A Thanksgiving Wish


I know today is supposed to be a Humans of the Great Shift day, but this really seems more fitting. :)

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers.  I'm still enjoying my own transformation into a woman, so I have plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving; I hope you do as well.

~Heather

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Dial H for Heroine 11


I'm having the least productive November, like, ever.  Apparently my way of celebrating NaNoWriMo is by not writing at all.

~Heather

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Dial H for Heroine 10


Our second transformation.  Told you John wouldn't just be becoming Supergirl/Shieldmaiden. :)

I'm writing the names of the heroines John becomes in bold, by the way, as a nod to the old Dial H for H.E.R.O. comics, because I think I remember them writing the hero names in bold.  Even if I'm writing, though--and it's entirely possible, maybe even probable, that I am--it seems like a very comic bookish thing to write superhero names in bold.

~Heather

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Humans of the Great Shift - Mario


Probably not the same as this Mario.

Probably.

~Heather

Diary - Doc Heather's Miraculous Cure-All Elixir


This picture's from Monday, when I was feeling decidedly awful.

I'm feeling much better today, thankfully.  I seem to be pretty much over whatever it was I had.  It was nasty but mercifully short-lived.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Dial H for Heroine 9


This was a fun one to make.  I made the image for this caption by stitching together the two images below and adding some tweaks of my own:


It was kind of a fun change of pace from what I usually do. :)

~Heather

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