Mommy Dearest

Mommy DearestHere’s a late entry in celebration of Mother’s Day. A teenage son finds the infamous Medallion of Zulo and what on Earth do you suppose he’s going to do with it? In the world of TG captions, there’s only one answer. This is my homage to the work of legendary TG captioneer Gensabi, who often returns to this son-to-mother trope—as do most of us, at times, in our own way.

By the way, just to head off any misunderstandings, I’d like to emphasize that in this story “Uncle Anton” (short for “Antonio”) and the “new boyfriend” are one and the same person. The text may not make that clear. So the “uncle” is not a blood relation, or family by marriage; it’s just what the son calls his mother’s current boyfriend. Hence, there is NO in my captions! (No one called me on this, I’m just swinging ahead of the pitch.)

Amanda

P.S. Computer issues are not yet resolved. But my latest story, “Dreams in the Witch House“, is still in the mix for this weekend. Fingers crossed!

4 thoughts on “Mommy Dearest

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  2. This is a fantasy I both love, but also makes me shiver – not in a good way. On one hand, the appeal is strong and you did a fantastic job with it. However, the element of identity thief always worries me with swap/possession stories. The potential for abuse/ID Death takes some of the more enjoyable stories to places I would rather not go.

    Regardless of my issues with the concept I still loved this caption. YOU didn’t invent the concept, you just made something fun.

    • I hear ya. I hate caps that involve identity death; I can’t gloss over what’s happened to the person being erased the way some people seem to be able to do. Here, of course, no one’s identity is being erased—but no question, a crime has been committed and there is a clear winner and a clear loser in the transaction. Some caps try to gloss over that by having the former woman love being in the youthful body, but to me that’s just rationalizing. This cap makes it clear that the bodyswap is a selfish act. I find it interesting that this fantasy is popular—and I feel this too—in spite of how self-centered it is. I don’t think most of us are self-centered, but we do seem to be able to focus on the parts of the fantasy that interest us, while disregarding the rest. Human nature, I suppose.

      • As an aside, I’d like to emphasize that in this caption-pair, “Uncle Anton” (“Anton” being short for “Antonio”) and “her new boyfriend” are one and the same person. Maybe the text doesn’t make that clear enough. So the “uncle” in this case is not a blood relation, or even a family member by marriage, but simply a cute label for the mother’s current (and relatively new) boyfriend. There is NO i-word in my captions! (No one called me on this, by the way, I’m just swinging ahead of the pitch.)

        Amanda

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