Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New career path

Yeah, I'm just boasting. I know, I know, I should be humble. But, hey, someone enjoyed my caption for the contest over at the excellent Brian Sibley's blog. It was a picture of a horse, see?

You know what's odd? When I looked at the other winning entries, many of which are great, it made so much sense to me that I should have made a transport connection - a horse and a bicycle. Transport.

I didn't see that. I'm not sure if I even noticed the bicycle.
I just saw - horse stuck to stuff.

So, yeah, I did well in the caption contest but I'm really beginning to question my observation skills. I'm an animator. And a writer. And other things that all require observation to do well. A horse stuck to stuff. That's all I saw. So maybe I should forget my current path and get into captioning. I hear it will be big for 2010.


Andy Latham said...

Ah but as an animator, you are trained to see the most important idea, which in this case was a horse stuck to stuff. That's why you won.

There will always be other things that you might see by looking closely, but if they don't enhance that main idea, they are irrelevant.

Red Pill Junkie said...

Mr. Andy has a point :)

But don't you think this will be your ticket out of a 9-5 dayjob. After all, there are countless LOL CATters doing this for free ;-)