Tuesday, July 24, 2012

[Question] A question from me, and a question from a reader.

This sounds familiar...

do women love to make guy fully feminized for oral on men as a woman? How many women enjoy this?

This is a question from cii cii.  When I fist saw it, it seemed very familiar.  After a quick search, I found that I had answered a very similar question that I believe answers this as well.  You can find that post and answer here.

The one part that isn't addressed is 'how many women enjoy this?'.  But I'm not sure I'm qualified to answer this.  I don't know many women at all that are into feminizing men.  I know of several that support their boyfriend's exploration of feminizing themself, but even then they don't often talk about making them perform oral sex on another man.  It does seem like the corner of a fetish that is already the corner of a sexual fetish, so I can't imagine there are a lot of women that do and enjoy doing this.

I almost didn't post this question as really its just a redirect to the other post, and an "I don't know" answer.  But I also had something else to ask you.

How small can text be and still be read?  How small can text be and still be enjoyed?

I've mentioned before how I don't have great eyesight.  I often have to squint just to read someone's cap.  And if I have a headache at the same tiime, I'll just skip reading it all together if it's too small.   So when I make my own caps, I tend to keep the text fairly large.  My 'go to' font size is 18pts.  Now of course some fonts are larger or smaller than others, and these differences are accommodated for.  Really I'm just starting at a font size that I can easily read.

I've written about making the font a little smaller if I overwrite a story... but I'm not really sure how small that I can go.  So instead of just asking this question, I made up some examples.  These are based on my recent cap "Why A Woman?".  The only reason I chose this cap is that it was a fairly short story that I used a 18pt font for.

So first, take a look at these examples.  The numbers on top of the text box is the font size:

The font used here is 'Calibri' which I'm using more and more often.  Obviously I didn't change the style of the cap, just the font size (and the text box under it).

For me, I can read the 11pt font wtihout squinting.  It isn't easy for me and I'd rather have it larger.  For me to 'enjoy' it the size has to be slightly larger than 15pt.  This tracts with how I've used this font.... I normally don't go smaller than 16pt but have stretched when I needed every little fraction of space.

Now please be honest with this.  I often run into the problem of space.  If the majority of you can easily and enjoyably read the 12pt font, then I'll know I can go down to that size.  Sure, I won't be able to read and enjoy it, but then again I rarely read over my own work for enjoyment.  I read other people's caps for enjoyment.

Also, if the larger text is for any reason bothersome, let me know that too.  Like I said, I normally start a cap out at 18pts and work from there.  I can always start smaller if people enjoy that more.

And just a reminder... fonts are sized differently.  I know that if you say you prefer the '16pt' font, that you aren't saying you want 16pt in all fonts.  It's just a unit of measurement that I can use and then size other fonts to appropriately.

Thanks for your help!


  1. Ummm, nor sure if this helps or not, but I tend not to use anything less than 24pt and often 30pt if my caption is 1000 pixels across.

    To save more space for the text, I usually shrink the space BETWEEN paragraphs to about 60 percent of the font size, so if I'm using a 30pt font, I'll make the space between each paragraph a 16pt. I also use a font that condenses really easily.

    I can also resize it if I need some extra space for a line or two. I've also been known to increase the size of the font or stretch the text box if I don't have enough text to fill in the caption space (and yes this happens more often than you'd think!)

    Your font size is usually pretty good unless you are trying to cram 10 gallons of plot into a 5 gallon space!

  2. As soon as I saw the question about font sizes I immediately thought: "Well I start at 18, but it usually ends up around 16 by the time I'm done. For longer stories I can go smaller but if I have to drop it below 12 I'd rather get a second image to bring the size back up."

    And then I was weirded out a bit when I essentially read the same exact thing in your post.

  3. Not only the font size matters. The size of the story is equally important. Concise is the keyword here. Adhering to it, will instantly solve ur font problem too. Try verdana, and make it a real blast.

    And to that "women" question? Speaking for myself, absolutely not! As for the rest of us 3.5 billion (more or less eh?)....um...uh..uh..... i'll ask them and let u know asap.

    1. Ayesha, the story size does matter. But I tend to write it first without design considerations. That way the story starts out and flows without any compromise. Many times I do end up editing it down.

      As to Verdana, it's very similar to Calibri and I used to use it as a standard in other programs. I got used to Calibri as that is the standard non serif font in Word, plus it's surrounded by several other fonts that I like making it easier to test them out in PS.

      Thanks for asking the other 3.5 billion! I'm sure the men and sissies amongst us would love to get a more direct answer!

  4. I can read the 12 point, but it does feel a little small. Of course I can always zoom too.

  5. I like 18 font, but also important is the contrast between the text and text box or the contrast between the text and the picture if no text box. Too many captions have low contrast, and thus are hard to read. So I do not read them. Your captions not only have good content but are formatted in such a way as to be easy to read. Keep it up!

  6. All of my captions are 1000 x 800 these days, and I find a size between 20 & 24 is about average. I've seen captions where someone tried to stuff so much story that the text was too small to read. What a shame for someone to write so much--But there's the other question, isn't it? How long should a captioned story be?

    There are several reasons I would skip over a caption, all of which have been mentioned in the comments: Font too small; Story too lengthy; Contrast poorly executed.

    It's important for those of us who make captions to keep the audience in mind. If you can't read it, it's probably not gonna get read. I think we should also keep in mind that these are CAPTIONS, not novels. That's TG fiction, and it's great in it's own right.

    Fellow Caitlyn, thanks for sharing the visual--good way to show how important size really is.