I’d like to take a moment to remind the TG community that Diane Darcy and her (extremely numerous) TG captions are still alive and well and living on Yahoo Groups. For anyone who’s been around since the days when Yahoo was our primary home, Diane hardly needs an introduction. This is group number 33 for her, and that doesn’t include her set of “naughty” caption groups. God knows how many captions that represents. Many hundreds, at least. Thousands? Millions? Whatever the case, Diane probably has more TG captions to her credit than anyone else, and yes there really should be a Guinness World Records entry for that.
Diane’s secret is to keep ’em short, which is obviously where our styles part company. Her captions are snappy and to-the-point (unlike mine), sort of like a TG proverb or haiku; they’re always thoughtful and/or amusing; and best of all they’re a hundred percent readable—meaning that they appear to be professionally designed and edited. As many of you know, my personal pet peeve is hard-to-read text, typos and spelling mistakes, but those are things you’ll never find in Diane’s work (or mine).
So do drop by Diane’s place and check out her work. I know it’s terrible to have to sign up with Yahoo just to see a few (thousand) pictures, but it’s easy to do—so suck it up, sunshine. Diane might be the only TG captioneer left in Yahoo (she’s the only one I know of) and she deserves our support.