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  • SirentistSirentist Posts: 9,086Member, Moderator, Arbiter
    edited July 2017

    "Isabelle was mining in a deep biome for her first time when she found exploding mushrooms, then BOOM!"

    See, the problem with that caption is that there's really only one picture a person would likely think to draw from it, which would be a picture of a deep biome mushroom exploding on a miner. It's as if you've started with an image in your head of what you want to see, and then merely described it.

    I wouldn't use that as a starting caption because it's too limiting. The person shouldn't be able to read the caption and then immediately know what image they're "supposed" to draw. They should have to pause and come up with their own image of what the caption means. So if I had to rework your caption, I'd make it something more like:

    Isabelle had not expected deep-biome mushrooms to behave that way.

    This gives the artist the freedom to do a lot more. They could take the traditional route and make exploding mushrooms. Or they could interpret it another way and make a row of misbehaving mushrooms. They could decide to have mushrooms doing all kinds of weird things. The sky's the limit. (I would probably remove the "deep-biome" part to make it even more wide-open!)
  • _Brainstorm__Brainstorm_ Nowhere and EverywherePosts: 4,065Member
    Ooooh!

    Something like "Isabelle heard of a new biome coming out so she went there, but she was in for a GIANT surprise!"?

    Yeah, captioning for start is harder than I thought
  • SirentistSirentist Posts: 9,086Member, Moderator, Arbiter

    Ooooh!

    Something like "Isabelle heard of a new biome coming out so she went there, but she was in for a GIANT surprise!"?

    Yeah, captioning for start is harder than I thought

    Yes, that's much more like it! The idea is to keep it super general, with just a little bit of direction. Well done!
  • SirentistSirentist Posts: 9,086Member, Moderator, Arbiter
    (This is actually true of all captions, not just starters.) Yes I just double posted. Sue me.
  • IronManArcherIronManArcher STEEEEEEEEEEAM JEETSPosts: 2,884Member
    Robert was just waking up when he noticed something strange outside.
  • _Brainstorm__Brainstorm_ Nowhere and EverywherePosts: 4,065Member
    (Isn't that a bit TOO general?)
    I'm going to draw my picture in a few hours for those who don't know
  • SirentistSirentist Posts: 9,086Member, Moderator, Arbiter

    Robert was just waking up when he noticed something strange outside.

    That's the right idea, but...it's not Deepworld-related!
  • IronManArcherIronManArcher STEEEEEEEEEEAM JEETSPosts: 2,884Member
    Sirentist said:

    Robert was just waking up when he noticed something strange outside.

    That's the right idea, but...it's not Deepworld-related!
    Hmm...
    After getting out of bed, Robert walked to his private mine. Unfortunately, there was a glitch!
  • SirentistSirentist Posts: 9,086Member, Moderator, Arbiter
    Sirentist (caption)
    Shadow711 (drawing)
    Hydroblade29 (caption)
    @Tannerman14 (drawing) <<< WE ARE HERE
    Inception (caption)
    LittyKitty (drawing)
    Gilby (caption)
    Clueboe (drawing)
    PIPTR0 (caption)
    mofc1991 (drawing)
    Magic (caption)
    Hermitess (drawing)
    Alphastorm (caption)
    IronManArcher (drawing)
    vin_venture (caption)
    _Brainstorm_ (drawing)
    Diane (caption)
  • IronManArcherIronManArcher STEEEEEEEEEEAM JEETSPosts: 2,884Member
    Sirentist said:

    Sirentist (caption)
    Shadow711 (drawing)
    Hydroblade29 (caption)
    @Tannerman14 (drawing) <<< WE ARE HERE
    Inception (caption)
    LittyKitty (drawing)
    Gilby (caption)
    Clueboe (drawing)
    PIPTR0 (caption)
    mofc1991 (drawing)
    Magic (caption)
    Hermitess (drawing)
    Alphastorm (caption)
    IronManArcher (drawing)
    vin_venture (caption)
    _Brainstorm_ (drawing)
    Diane (caption)</p>

    Wait, why am I drawing now?
  • SirentistSirentist Posts: 9,086Member, Moderator, Arbiter

    Sirentist said:

    Sirentist (caption)
    Shadow711 (drawing)
    Hydroblade29 (caption)
    @Tannerman14 (drawing) <<< WE ARE HERE
    Inception (caption)
    LittyKitty (drawing)
    Gilby (caption)
    Clueboe (drawing)
    PIPTR0 (caption)
    mofc1991 (drawing)
    Magic (caption)
    Hermitess (drawing)
    Alphastorm (caption)
    IronManArcher (drawing)
    vin_venture (caption)
    _Brainstorm_ (drawing)
    Diane (caption)</p>

    Wait, why am I drawing now?
    Because people keep dropping out so I have to keep rearranging the lineup. Since you didn't specify a preference, I figured it was okay to keep switching you in order to salvage the game. You're like my secret ace in the hole, this game!
  • IronManArcherIronManArcher STEEEEEEEEEEAM JEETSPosts: 2,884Member
    Sirentist said:

    Sirentist said:

    Sirentist (caption)
    Shadow711 (drawing)
    Hydroblade29 (caption)
    @Tannerman14 (drawing) <<< WE ARE HERE
    Inception (caption)
    LittyKitty (drawing)
    Gilby (caption)
    Clueboe (drawing)
    PIPTR0 (caption)
    mofc1991 (drawing)
    Magic (caption)
    Hermitess (drawing)
    Alphastorm (caption)
    IronManArcher (drawing)
    vin_venture (caption)
    _Brainstorm_ (drawing)
    Diane (caption)</p>

    Wait, why am I drawing now?
    Because people keep dropping out so I have to keep rearranging the lineup. Since you didn't specify a preference, I figured it was okay to keep switching you in order to salvage the game. You're like my secret ace in the hole, this game!
    Oh, I said that I wanted to caption. My drawing thing is broken :neutral:
  • vin_venturevin_venture Minion Training Facility 274Posts: 1,247Member
    I'll draw instead if needed.
  • HermitessHermitess Posts: 593Member
    *Peeks into the thread to check the line up.*
  • SirentistSirentist Posts: 9,086Member, Moderator, Arbiter
    edited July 2017

    Sirentist said:


    Wait, why am I drawing now?

    Because people keep dropping out so I have to keep rearranging the lineup. Since you didn't specify a preference, I figured it was okay to keep switching you in order to salvage the game. You're like my secret ace in the hole, this game!
    Oh, I said that I wanted to caption. My drawing thing is broken :neutral:
    Oh, sorry, I had you down as being willing to do either. I don't recall you saying you only wanted to caption. Gah.

    I'll draw instead if needed.

    Thank you. I feel bad making you draw again but it does keep the game alive. Otherwise we'd have to find two additional people to draw. I guess only PIPTR0 gets a break from drawing this time! Also I'm sad because you write excellent and hilarious captions.

    I don't know why so many people think they should caption instead of draw, to be honest. I mean, you can never go wrong making a drawing, but there are so many ways to make a crappy caption!

    Sirentist (caption)
    Shadow711 (drawing)
    Hydroblade29 (caption)
    Tannerman14 (drawing)
    @Inception (caption) <<< WE ARE HERE
    LittyKitty (drawing)
    Gilby (caption)
    Clueboe (drawing)
    PIPTR0 (caption)
    mofc1991 (drawing)
    Magic (caption)
    Hermitess (drawing)
    Alphastorm (caption)
    vin_venture (drawing)
    IronManArcher (caption)
    _Brainstorm_ (drawing)
    Diane (caption)
  • Shadow711Shadow711 Posts: 883Member
    That's EPYC for you. 20% forum game and 80% troubleshooting.
  • Tannerman14Tannerman14 OblivionPosts: 2,246Member
    edited July 2017
    I'm excited to see where this goes after that caption.

    You know, I just realized that this game reminds me of a game that my church youth group used to play. It was hilarious! I will never forget the time we played it at one of our camps, quite possibly the most fun time I've ever had. I might try to set up a version of that game on here. It is a little different than this, and I think it would be fun. I will think about it, stay tuned
  • SirentistSirentist Posts: 9,086Member, Moderator, Arbiter
    Sirentist (caption)
    Shadow711 (drawing)
    Hydroblade29 (caption)
    Tannerman14 (drawing)
    Inception (caption)
    @LittyKitty (drawing) <<< WE ARE HERE
    Gilby (caption)
    Clueboe (drawing)
    PIPTR0 (caption)
    mofc1991 (drawing)
    Magic (caption)
    Hermitess (drawing)
    Alphastorm (caption)
    vin_venture (drawing)
    IronManArcher (caption)
    _Brainstorm_ (drawing)
    Diane (caption)
  • SirentistSirentist Posts: 9,086Member, Moderator, Arbiter
    Sirentist (caption)
    Shadow711 (drawing)
    Hydroblade29 (caption)
    Tannerman14 (drawing)
    Inception (caption)
    LittyKitty (drawing)
    @Gilby (caption) <<< WE ARE HERE
    Clueboe (drawing)
    PIPTR0 (caption)
    mofc1991 (drawing)
    Magic (caption)
    Hermitess (drawing)
    Alphastorm (caption)
    vin_venture (drawing)
    IronManArcher (caption)
    _Brainstorm_ (drawing)
    Diane (caption)
  • SirentistSirentist Posts: 9,086Member, Moderator, Arbiter
    Sirentist (caption)
    Shadow711 (drawing)
    Hydroblade29 (caption)
    Tannerman14 (drawing)
    Inception (caption)
    LittyKitty (drawing)
    Gilby (caption)
    @Clueboe (drawing) <<< WE ARE HERE
    PIPTR0 (caption)
    mofc1991 (drawing)
    Magic (caption)
    Hermitess (drawing)
    Alphastorm (caption)
    vin_venture (drawing)
    IronManArcher (caption)
    _Brainstorm_ (drawing)
    Diane (caption)
  • SirentistSirentist Posts: 9,086Member, Moderator, Arbiter
    edited July 2017
    I was gonna comment on how nicely the game is moving and then I got scared I might jinx it.

    Sirentist (caption)
    Shadow711 (drawing)
    Hydroblade29 (caption)
    Tannerman14 (drawing)
    Inception (caption)
    LittyKitty (drawing)
    Gilby (caption)
    Clueboe (drawing)
    @PIPTR0 (caption) <<< WE ARE HERE
    mofc1991 (drawing)
    Magic (caption)
    Hermitess (drawing)
    Alphastorm (caption)
    vin_venture (drawing)
    IronManArcher (caption)
    _Brainstorm_ (drawing)
    Diane (caption)
  • PIPTR0PIPTR0 Brating those testy snot-board beats with nosesPosts: 3,650Member
    Do not worry, for the flow shall be continued!
  • SirentistSirentist Posts: 9,086Member, Moderator, Arbiter
    Sirentist (caption)
    Shadow711 (drawing)
    Hydroblade29 (caption)
    Tannerman14 (drawing)
    Inception (caption)
    LittyKitty (drawing)
    Gilby (caption)
    Clueboe (drawing)
    PIPTR0 (caption)
    @mofc1991 (drawing) <<< WE ARE HERE
    Magic (caption)
    Hermitess (drawing)
    Alphastorm (caption)
    vin_venture (drawing)
    IronManArcher (caption)
    _Brainstorm_ (drawing)
    Diane (caption)
  • GlobeGlobe Eating Lisa's brainPosts: 1,294Member
    So I guess it's too late to join?
  • _Brainstorm__Brainstorm_ Nowhere and EverywherePosts: 4,065Member
    Globe said:

    So I guess it's too late to join?

    You can always wait for the next one
  • SirentistSirentist Posts: 9,086Member, Moderator, Arbiter

    Globe said:

    So I guess it's too late to join?

    You can always wait for the next one
    The next one's going to be different, though. In the future, if people want to play, they have to be willing to either draw or caption as necessary. No more of this "I only want to caption," business! :)
  • _Brainstorm__Brainstorm_ Nowhere and EverywherePosts: 4,065Member
    Sirentist said:

    Globe said:

    So I guess it's too late to join?

    You can always wait for the next one
    The next one's going to be different, though. In the future, if people want to play, they have to be willing to either draw or caption as necessary. No more of this "I only want to caption," business! :)
    -cries at a corner-
    Siren is bossy!
  • IronManArcherIronManArcher STEEEEEEEEEEAM JEETSPosts: 2,884Member
    Sirentist said:

    Globe said:

    So I guess it's too late to join?

    You can always wait for the next one
    The next one's going to be different, though. In the future, if people want to play, they have to be willing to either draw or caption as necessary. No more of this "I only want to caption," business! :)
    The reason I wanted to caption is because my main drawing program is broken, but I still wanted to participate :P
  • SirentistSirentist Posts: 9,086Member, Moderator, Arbiter
    edited July 2017
    Sirentist (caption)
    Shadow711 (drawing)
    Hydroblade29 (caption)
    Tannerman14 (drawing)
    Inception (caption)
    LittyKitty (drawing)
    Gilby (caption)
    Clueboe (drawing)
    PIPTR0 (caption)
    mofc1991 (drawing)
    @Magic (caption) <<< WE ARE HERE
    Hermitess (drawing)
    Alphastorm (caption)
    vin_venture (drawing)
    IronManArcher (caption)
    _Brainstorm_ (drawing)
    Diane (caption)

    <blockquote class="UserQuote">


    The reason I wanted to caption is because my main drawing program is broken, but I still wanted to participate :P



    I hear ya. I'm not suggesting you don't have legitimate reasons for not wanting to draw. The thing is, everyone has a good reason for why they want to caption instead of draw...

    Another aspect of it all is that I end up making the same people draw over and over again, and they never get a chance to caption. Some of the regular artists are actually fantastic captioners, who write captions that lead to hilarious drawings.

    And at the same time, there are times when regular captioners are consistently giving somewhat flat captions. It's impossible for someone to make a "bad" drawing--in fact, the "worse" the drawing, the better the next caption tends to be--so it would be nice to be able to occasionally put those folks in as artists rather than captioners.

    Edited to add: Am I the only one who sees this with funky quote formatting?

    -shakes fist at vanilla forums software-
  • PIPTR0PIPTR0 Brating those testy snot-board beats with nosesPosts: 3,650Member
    It's not working for me, either.

    And I wouldn't say I'm the best captioner, so I just always say I'll do whatever. If you have a phone you can usually just use that to draw, I usually use notes on the iPhone.
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