Fair warning, this is not a happy caption.
I really just wanted to write something mindless. Something simple and dirty, sort of along the lines of my early stuff where every caption was a taunting mistress.
But I wasn't in that place today.
In fact, I haven't been in that place in a long time. The last time I did anything along those lines was "Voices" and that was three weeks ago. I got close to writing one last night. But about halfway through it I looked at what I had written and threw it away. It was something that had been done countless times before by both myself and every other caption creator, and I couldn't stand putting another throw-away caption out into the world.
I look at the numbers, I know exactly the kinds of captions that get the most pageviews. But the past couple of days, every time I've sat down to write one of those kinds of captions, the kind that I used to love and were the reason I started doing this in the first place, I just couldn't. Sometimes I feel like I've reached my peak, that I'm trying to push too hard for depth in a genre that, at least as it relates to me personally, is primarily a fetish.
Who knows, maybe tomorrow I'll wake up and be able to turn out mindless smut again. And should that happen, I'll be thrilled, as I used to genuinely enjoy creating those kinds of stories. But right now I just can't. Sorry that this was kind of a downer. Hopefully I'll be back to my normal sarcastic self before long.