Thursday, July 31, 2014

A New Transformation - My Last Caption


400 captions, 415 followers, 5.4 million page views, and 4 years of work have brought me here. And the only thing I really want to say is "Thank You."


Before I get into all this, a couple quick things. First, I am not closing this blog. I'm planning on leaving it open and stopping in from time to time to keep and eye on things, so if anyone is just discovering this site, feel free to leave a comment as I'll probably see it. Second, to everyone who asked if they can post one of captions elsewhere, go for it. All I ask is that you don't alter the images and put my name down as the author if you can. Finally, to those of you who may want links to the captions I referenced in this post, here you go:

Just a Few Minutes More
Do It
Your Passion
Relapse
Sexy Little Sluts
Changes
Sand
Conjugal Visit
Fragments

With 40 new captions, this month has been my most productive ever (July 2011 also had 40 updates but one of them was text based and I had made a lot of those captions months before back when I was at tf-media), and I hit my goal of getting more than 200,000 page views in a month (something I came close to back in July 2011 but have never gotten close to since) by getting over twice that number with 405,000 views (and the day isn't over yet). I have had more success this month than I ever dreamed of, and I have to say that seems rather fitting for the time I've spent in this amazing community.

There's too many people who have been amazing to properly thank them all, so I apologize for leaving anyone out. Thank you Candy (back when I knew you as one eyed pirate) for striking up a conversation with me back on tf-media and really bringing me into the community of talking and working with other creators. Thank you Smitty for giving my blog that first plug on yours and for your insane level of dedication to your caps that always made me strive to do more, I hope you're doing well with whatever you're up to. Thank you Simone for constantly being an inspiration both in terms of always making a sexy looking caption, and writing some of the hottest stories I have ever had the pleasure to read. Thank you to Calvin/Caitlyn for giving me the motivation to work on my layouts and designs and to try more non-traditional style stories, you are a huge reason as to why I kept doing this long after my initial interest in tg faded, I wish you the best of luck out there in the real world. Thank you to Dee, and Elle, and Loki, and all the other people who regularly took the time to comment, it's amazing how a few simple words of encouragement and kindness can change the way I felt about a caption. But most of all, thank you to everyone who ever took the time to read one of my caps. I still can't believe that there are so many people who have read and enjoyed something I wrote, and that's a feeling I will carry with me long after I'm gone from here.

My time spent here is something I will never forget. Thank you for coming along with me on this amazing ride, and for being a part of this fantastic community. To my fellow captioners, good luck with your future stories, and to everyone else good luck finding what you're looking for out there. If you want to get in contact with me my email is open and the address is at the top of the blog. So to all you guys, gals, and everyone in between, it's been fun, I hope to see you around sometime.

26 comments:

  1. We will miss your wonderful caps.I am thankful that you have given a part of yourself here for the rest of us to see.Thank you again for everythign you have done here. Love,Lady Diedra

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  2. Thank you and goodbye, Rauk. Most of my favorites were made by you, and you always were very gracious. You'll be missed. I hope things go well for you in whatever you do next..unless it's like the fascist takeover of a country...unless said fascist rule involves magically transforming a lot of men into women. Anyway, in all seriousness, thank you again, and best wishes.

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    1. You're more than welcome. And thanks for the great idea about a fascist takeover.

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  3. Thank you, a thousand times thank you.
    May you live peacefully for the rest of your life.

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  4. Rauk,

    Talk about going out in a blaze of glory! I’ve been a fan of yours for a long time and will always hold you up as a special caption artist. You inspired me, pushed me, and always helped me be a better caption artist. In a community that celebrates transformation it’s a sad fact that those transformations often take out the brightest stars. Transformation brought us here together for a time, and transformation moves us apart.

    Your final burst of creativity is a wonderful way to step off the stage, and while I’ve been silent for some time now I still found my way to your blog and bore witness to your glorious month of goodbye. Even through my own transformation, many of your caps moved me and reminded me why I love this community so much. Your final cap though… wow. I’ve found it so hard to describe my own reasons to exit, and here I find my plight written out with grace, sensitivity and the raw emotional punch that we’ve all grown accustomed to seeing from you.

    If anyone ever asks how I felt leaving this community I can now point them to your wonderful caption and say simply… that’s how I felt. That’s how I feel.

    Your exit will leave a great gaping hole in the TG capping community, but that is more than balanced out by the contributions you’ve made. Your caps will continue to be celebrated, the artists you’ve inspired will continue to try and match your storytelling and art, and your fans are full of fond memories. Your presence has been a net gain to capping.

    May you live a long and happy life, and may your transformations never cease!

    C

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    1. Thank you. I'm looking for the words to tell you how much this comment means to me, but everything I seem to think of comes up painfully short. So I'll think I'll leave it with this: it was an honor to have known you and I wish you all the best as we both go on from here.

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  5. We will miss you rauk the tg community has taken 2 very big hits recently. First Rebecca is forced to close her blog then you leave yours. Trust and belive that you have made an impact on many people and that your final cap was inspiring and touching.

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  6. Thank you Rauk. Your captions always struck a cord with me, so thank you for every story you ever told, every image capped and every transformation. I wish you the best of luck, and happiness.

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  7. Thanks for the kind words, your one of a small few of TG captioners that I always looked forward to seeing updates from! Sadly like most of the greats, they leave eventually even if I understand but leaving up your blog as a gallery, archive & testament I'm sure will be appreciated by many, myself included.

    Always enjoyed our collaborations & just for fun, I'll be making another Kylie/Candy cap soonish so keep your eyes peeled. Live life to the fullest, take care & be well old friend!

    You will be missed

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    1. It's been fun Candy. I'll definitely be stopping back from time to time to see what fun new messes you've gotten yourself into. Good Luck with your blog and may you have many more capping adventures!

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  8. Thanks for all the captions and request filled. Have a great life. - Tatiana

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  9. Be well, Rauk and thank you for all of your captions over the years

    -Ezekiel

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  10. Always enjoyed your caps Rauk
    Sad to see you go

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    1. I'm glad you liked my work, I've appreciated all the comments you left for me.

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  11. Sad to see you shut down too. First it was "Mile's Tasteful TG-Captions " { Although he or she recently returned in a limited format } and then more recently "Rebecca TG Site " { Attacked by someone wanting to out her }. Please can't we all just try to get along with each other despite our differences ? I like your hentai especially and hope we'll see maybe an archive of it or someplace else on the web.
    Fare thee well, RAUK ; you'll be missed in the WorldofTG site.
    Ftygrl

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    1. I don't know if I'll ever make an archive, but I don't plan on shutting this site down anytime soon, so feel free to come back and reread your favorites anytime.

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  12. Best of luck to one of the people in this community who inspired me to make my own blog. I hope all your endeavors are as successful as your work here. I will miss your work.

    xoxoxo Katie Mills

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