Friday, June 20, 2014

The End of the Road - Going Out with a Bang

Before I discuss what the title of this post means, I first want to say thank you to everyone who has ever read one of my posts. Each and every one of you has helped me get to this point. I'm still in awe of the fact that this blog has gotten over five million views. Five million. That number just doesn't make sense to me. Back when I started posting my captions here I had a pipe dream of hitting this number, but I still can't believe I actually got here. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Unfortunately all good things must come to an end.

July will be my last month of actively adding to new content to this blog. I mentioned that I've been thinking about walking away a few months ago, and hinted at it before that, so hopefully this isn't too much of shock to anyone. In truth I've been thinking about stopping for well over a year now. There's a lot of reasons I've decided to call it quits, but the two biggest ones are that I really haven't been personally invested in tg fantasies in a while, and I feel like I've told all the stories I wanted to tell. So rather than dragging on and constantly feeling guilty about the long gaps in my production schedule, I've decided that it's time for me to retire. I don't know if this means I'll be gone for good, you never know if I might have some random burst of inspiration further down the road, but if I'm being perfectly honest I really don't see that happening. I've done what I originally set out to do and then some, plus I met some awesome people along the way.

I recently went back and looked at most of the captions I've written, and while there are definitely some caps that I'd handle differently if I was writing them now, as a whole I couldn't be prouder of the work I've done. Being a part of this community and having the chance to interact with readers and insanely talented creators has truly been a pleasure.

But I'm getting ahead of myself. I'm not saying goodbye just yet. I've got one more month of new content ahead of me, and I want to make it a bigger and better month than this site has seen in years. I'm planing on posting at least 15 new captions (and between you and me I'm going to try to do a good bit more than that).

So here's the deal, if you have ever wanted to request a cap now is your chance. I'm going to be taking the rest of June off, but once July 1st hits I'm going to be devoting almost all of my free time to turning out as many captions as I possibly can. So get your requests in now because I'm planning on using this time off to collect the images I'm going to be using.

I hope you all join me for one last blaze of glory. You all have given me so much, so I want to give you a little bit more before I step away. See you in July.


-Rauk

PS - Some tips about requests
 If you want to increase the likelihood of me choosing to make your request here are some rough guidelines:
  • If you're sending pics with your story the more professional looking the images are, the better chance you have of me using them (take a look at the types of images I've been using in the past year or so to get an idea of the quality of pics I tend to use)
  • I'll try to be as accomodating as possible with the content of the request, but if you've got characters under 18 or incest I'm telling you right now I will change those aspects. I know there are people out there who really like those kinds of stories, but they are a major personal turn off. 
  • I'm probably not going to have time to do a lot of multiple panel stories, so if your request is too long I'll probably have to shorten it. If you think your story might run the risk of getting trimmed let me know which parts you absolutely want me to included and I'll do my best to keep them in.
  • Don't be a dick. Pretty much all of you are awesome but there are a few people who have made requests that I straight up ignored. They are the ones who were blatantly rude and/or spammed me the same ideas over and over again. I don't anticipate this being a problem but I figured I'd throw it in here anyway.
I think that's about it. You can send me requests either by the submission box on the left side of the screen or through email (I'm at 22rauk at gmail). Let's make some great stuff together.

38 comments:

  1. I rated this as 'Not my thing' because I'm going to miss you.

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    1. Thanks, I'm going to miss you too, but all good things have to end sometime.

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  2. i will miss you, I will say though doing caps regularly on a blog is grueling. Right now on my cap blog I am doing a new cap everyday til August and 20 days in and i'm like what did i get myself into lol. This is mostly due to writers block and life so again I understand but you will be missed.

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    1. Thanks, my recommendation for doing long stretches of captions in a row is to write three or four of them in a sitting so that if your inspiration disappears you'll at least have a bit of a buffer before the panic sets in. Good Luck.

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  3. Loki is so sad; why do the good ones go away? A one month good buy tour, well we'll just have to cram a lot of goodies in there. Rest and prepare for the final assault on our psyches. >:)

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    1. Oh believe me, there will be a lot of cramming in the upcoming month.

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  4. oh rauk :( gonna miss you a lot

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    1. Thanks, I appreciate the support.

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  5. Here's hoping you'll take this GOODBYE TOUR as seriously as KISS does, and you'll pop on by every year for another one!

    Although it is like you said, somewhat predictable (230 posts in 2011, 93 in 2012, 53 in 2013, etc ...) I hate to see another TG caption blogger wander off. Here's hoping your production in July motivates some new people to pick up the slack and try their own hand at making captions!

    Please keep this blog up though when you are done, so not only can people who missed your stuff the first time can discover your artistry, it will keep the spammers from taking over another tg destination. Also, in case you do get some inspiration, you'll have a ready made place to post it!

    I miss most of the TG captioners that close up shop, but I especially miss those that push the envelope of what we can do, and you are/were snug in that category. Looking forward to your burst to the finish line, but not as much when you put the wax seal on your caption output.

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    1. Thanks Dee. And don't worry, I will not be taking this site down. Even though I'm planning on stepping away for a while, I want to leave the door open in the rare case that I ever decided to return.

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  6. Congratulations on all your good work, although people will be sad to see you stop producing captions after July you've got a great body of captions which they have enjoyed and I hope they will continue to enjoy. Some creative energies have their specific time and place and I'm glad you've used yours well and I wish you all the best outside of the TG captioning world.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. I've loved my time with this site and this community and I wouldn't have had it any other way.

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  7. :(. Sad to see you go. A lot of my favorites are gone now, Smitty, Caitlyn, and I can assume Robynbehindthenet(I hear people mention she has a blog, but I can't find it. With Ecirava down and out and her not showing up at TF-media where a lot of the others went, I don't know where to look :P).

    Well, I guess I better think up a good one for my request. I'm wanting something with a tomboy or a girl in 'dude' type clothes as a source pic, always makes it look more 'believable', but I need to find a good pic...

    Half the pics I find are not exactly what I mean by tomboy, and the other half are crappy quality selfies, XD.

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    1. Your request is noted. Let me know if you find a picture you want me to use, otherwise I'll do my best to get something along the lines of "dude" clothing.

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    2. Thanks, I'll keep looking myself as well(most places with good pics require memberships, XD). I'm mostly looking for an explicit cap where someone tries to transform an innocent friend and it backfires. Kinda like http://rauk22captions.blogspot.com/2012/11/delegation-of-labor.html .

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    3. I think I may have found something that works. How about this? http://www.pinkvelvetvault.com/galleries/MeetMadden/MaddenMarinesObey/index.php?id=2418318

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  8. Long time lurker and fan. Youll be missed.

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  9. Thanks for all you've shared! You were one of my favorite caption blogs. You will be missed. Please keep the blog live, so we can enjoy all your previous work. And like you said, you never know, maybe you'll feel an occasional burst of inspiration.

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    1. You're more than welcome. And I'll definitely be keeping the blog live.

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  10. Sorry to hear this but understand since I've battled moreso because of my lack of freetime these days. ^^

    Your one from even my beginnings back on the old TF Media that I enjoyed chatting with when you first joined that site, as well as being capped by plus collabing with. ^^

    You'll be missed, hopefully whatever path you choose will be a prosperus & positive one, take care Rauk.

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    1. Thanks Candy. It's weird that it was almost four years ago that I was getting started on tf-media. It was a pleasure having known and worked with you. Good Luck with your own blog!

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  11. Request: guy willingly changes so he can enter a lesbian relationship with his bff

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    1. Got it, be on the lookout for it in July.

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  12. My first comment on these kind of sites ever!

    But anyway, good luck with what you plan to do the rest of your life! I had an idea that I'll try shooting your way at some point! My main question is do Step Moms count as incest to you or not? You shall be missed!

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    1. Normally I wouldn't use step-moms, but if I like the story enough I could make an exception

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  13. I'll definitely miss you, you've brrn quite the inspiration for my many late nights, and my few captions I've wrote. I hope life treats you well.

    if I may make a request something a cap involving some sort of internal argument with a male and his now external female persona arguing amidst doing something kinky would be nice, something with a red heead would make it even more awesome.

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  14. Hi, this is Tatiana, thanks for all the past caps. I wish you best. I guess I'll go for one last request, hopefully you'll do it. I think you know what I like, so do whatever you want in those respects. Thanks.

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  15. Hey there Rauk. I just wanna say thank you so much for all your captions. They are simply amazing and been watching you anonymously for 2 years man. I wish you best of luck in where your future may hold and hope you realize the impact you made on so many people. And idk you are up to it but could you possibly to a pregnancy caption if your up to it. Thanks. :)

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. Unfortunately I'm really not into pregnancy captions. Is there anything else you'd like to see?

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  16. Oh ok well what about maybe a brother sister swap?

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    1. I'm not big on body swaps either. If you're set on the family angle would a sister transforming her brother work?

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    2. Yes that would be fine sorry for the hassle. And thanks again so much for all you have done over these years.

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  17. I wonder if people can outgrow fetishes like gender bender, animal transformations/furry, or age regression? I still read tg captions sometimes, even though reading them doesn't excite me as much as it used to. It might be time for us to find a new fetish, but thank you again for your good work over these past few years.

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    1. I think it has a lot to do with desensitization. The first time you're exposed to something it's new and exciting, but after years of seeing it over and over loses some of it's novelty.

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