Sunday, February 17, 2019

TG Caption - Trixie

Sorry I missed another caption yesterday.  I had a bone marrow biopsy the other day (hurts like crazy and leaves a big bruise), and I was a bit loopy from pain medication yesterday.  But I'm back to normal (or as normal as I ever get!).  Anyway - here's today's caption:


6 comments:

  1. Don't worry about missing the odd post every now and then.
    Your health comes first.

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    1. Oh, I know. It's more about keeping a promise to myself at this point. Some years back (oh, God - maybe even a decade at this point), I read a post by a very successful webcomic producer. In it, he was giving tips to people who wanted to do what he did, and one of his main points was to be consistent. So many people start content websites (be it a caption blog like mine or a webcomic like his) with the best intentions, but their production is scattershot. He advised that you create a schedule and stick to it, hell or high water. I took that to heart, and I've been trying to hold myself to that standard ever since I started this thing eight years ago. And with my health being what it is (I feel horrible on so many days, which is why I was forced to give up my old career), I have little choice but to power through it. It's mostly mental, anyway - it doesn't take much physical energy to sit at a keyboard and make silly captions. But I've never been much for pain medication, and when I take it, I admit that I get way weird. So, on those rare occasions, it's probably best not to subject you all to my drugged ramblings.

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  2. You're still the most consistent captioner (is that the title?) ever, both in daily releases and quality. Don't beat yourself up :)

    Ever thought of having a scheduled backlog of sorts that way you don't have to create one daily? I guess most of your creative time is spent making the premium stories but evening b=getting a week or so ahead might be easier in the long run.

    As always, thank you for everything you do here.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words. I used to do a week's worth of captions at a time, but that was when I was just putting out a new story once-a-month or so. Doing two caption stories and one book a month requires a different sort of schedule, and I've come to use the daily captions as sort of a writing warm-up before I get started on the long stories. However, if it keeps proving difficult to keep up with a day-to-day caption cycle, I'll probably go back to doing a few days' worth at a time.

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  3. I hope you're doing better after the bone marrow. Hope it isn't to serious of why you had to have that.
    I always love to come to your block. I'm amazed at your photoshop ability. always love your stories that go with.

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    1. It's actually not as big of a deal as it sounds. I have leukemia (chronic), which I control via medication. However, I have to have a series of diagnostic tests run (blood work, EKG, bone marrow biopsy, etc.) every so often to make sure everything is working as it should. The bone marrow biopsy basically consists of them shoving a large-bore needle into my hip bone until it gets to the gooey center, and then, they suck out some bone marrow to test for whatever actually causes my white blood cells to go haywire. It's fairly routine, but this time, the nurse who was in charge of the needle put a bit (re. a lot) too much pressure on it, and it went through the center and into the other side. Needless to say, that hurt. A lot. So, they gave me some fun pain medication which rendered me loopy for a day or so (I'm a super lightweight in that department). But everything seems to be fine, so there's that.

      Anyway - thanks for the well-wishes and the compliments about my work. I always love to hear praise!

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