“Subject to Conditions”

August 20, 2017

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I just got a question from a Tumblr user, and the answer frankly wound up turning into a blog post due to length and complexity. So I figured, hey! Why not also make it my blog post for the week? (The answer, “Because that’s sooooo fucking lazy,” will not be accepted.) Here’s the question and the response:

fractionatedpenguins said:
How did you go from inexperienced trancee, to experienced subject, or (if you don’t feel like an ‘experienced subject’) to where you are today?

Mostly I got hypnotized a lot. Being a hypnotic subject is a lot like being a hypnotist, you get better at it the more you practice. My first hypnotic experience was probably sometime in late 2000, early 2001, going under to a sample induction on a website. I wasn’t sure it worked, because I didn’t follow the instructions (which were to subscribe to the site and buy more recordings, he says, tsking back through the years) but I did notice something was happening. I felt calm and relaxed listening to the voice and watching the graphic, like I couldn’t look away, and I found myself wanting to experience more.

After that, I moved to live trances over chat. I started talking to people in the erotic hypnosis community, whom I usually found through forums and chatrooms and Yahoo groups (yes, you can now officially tell that this was when dinosaurs roamed the earth) and I chatted with them about hypnosis. I don’t think I had any particular “game” in terms of getting people to hypnotize me; I think I was polite, I was respectful, I was someone whose stories they might have seen and enjoyed, and frankly other people want to hypnotize as much as I want to be hypnotized. Some of those people were good hypnotists, others not so much, but you can learn as much from a trance attempt that doesn’t work as one that does.

When I was being hypnotized by another person, I definitely noticed that I was following instructions when I was in that state of being intensely focused on their words, and I may have vacillated around then over whether I was really being hypnotized or whether I just wanted to be, but as I formed more connections with the erotic hypnosis community and met my Goddess @ladyruetha​ I started to learn more about what was going on in my head when I went into trance, and found out that some of the things that I thought were signs of “faking it” (not always obeying every suggestion, not always feeling sleepy, not forgetting my trances) were really perfectly normal.

At that point, it moved to phone trances with Goddess (less the framing sequence, my story “Feels Like the First Time” is about as accurate a recounting of that first experience with Her voice that I could produce) and found that the experiences were more intense, that I could go deeper, and that I really could be induced deep enough to experience triggers and anchors and post-hypnotic suggestions and all the things that trance junkies fantasize about. My first in-person trance followed a few months later, and it was even better.

And that was in September 2001. Let me stress again, I’ve been hypnotized a lot. Goddess alone probably averages out to a live trance every two to three days plus near-constant recordings for years (there was a two-year period where I listened to Her voice on an endless loop every night while I slept). And that’s for almost two decades. That’s a lot of time going into trance. (Honestly, that’s a lot of time doing anything, really.)

Now, does that make me an ‘experienced subject’? Yes, probably. I mean, I have experience, and it’s in being a subject. So yes. 🙂 But I don’t want people to think that being a subject is a competitive thing, something where you’re constantly looking at other subs and saying, “Why can’t I do that?” The thing to keep in mind with hypnosis, on both sides of the watch, is that there are really only two levels of expertise: Not Enough to Do What You Want to Do, and Enough to Do What You Want to Do. As a subject, of course you’re going to want to work with hypnotists who can teach you techniques that help your brain do what you want it to do (and once you know, you’ll be amazed at how much of the work of the hypnotist is being done by your brain).

But the important thing is that if you’re experienced enough and expert enough to get out of hypnosis what you want out of hypnosis, then you’re doing it right and you don’t need to get “better”. It’s okay if you never experience a sensory hallucination or a period of missing time if that’s not what you’re into. It’s all right if you never wind up thinking you’re a cat if you’re not into petplay. It’s fine if you never have a hypnotic orgasm if you’re not in this for the hypnotic orgasms, although really you’d be a rarity if you weren’t because hello, hypnotic orgasms. (But being a rarity is no bad thing. It’s not like people love gold because it’s common.) As long as you’re getting enjoyment out of hypnosis, you’re the perfect hypnotic subject already. And hopefully that’s a pretty easy thing to do.

Early Bird Sneak Peek: “Xenophilia”!

August 17, 2017

Hi all! It’s time for another Early Bird Sneak Peek, where I share a glimpse at the story my lucky Early Bird patrons will be enjoying next Saturday thanks to their pledges at my Patreon page! Of course, if you’re not an Early Bird patron, you’ll still get a story next week–”Opal Mantra”, which was not teased previously as an Early Bird story because that was the week I was at a con and my schedule went **SQUISH**, has already been submitted to the EMCSA. But the Early Bird patrons will be getting a new story, “Xenophilia”! (MC MF MD HU)

The conquest of Earth by the Adacian Empire, long planned and eagerly awaited, has finally begun. Lord Xaurkoth’s robotic servitors have chosen the perfect victim for him to bend to his will, the first of his slaves in the campaign to conquer the human race! Only as it turns out, there’s something a little too perfect about this particular victim. Here’s a taste:

“I am Lord Xaurkoth,” he said, certain that the servitor drone hovering at his shoulder would translate his words into the beast’s own language. “I am the brood-progenitor of the planet Adacia, some three hundred light-years from your Earth. Ours is an ancient and noble people, scions of a glorious history of conquest that spans a quarter of the galaxy. And now we have come to enslave your world.”

The beast looked up at him, an unreadable expression in its soulful eyes. Finally, it spoke. “That is so cool,” it whispered.

Xaurkoth looked over at the servitor drone, suspecting a fault. It wasn’t the use of metaphorical speech that perplexed him; the automatic probes had done their work well, producing an entire cultural index that he could tap on demand to bridge the vast cultural gaps that existed between species. He understood perfectly that the creature wasn’t literally suggesting that conquest would lower the temperature of its home planet.

It was suggesting that the act of being conquered was desirable. Possessed of an indefinable glamour. Captivating and exciting. ‘Cool’. Xaurkoth had personally crushed opposition to his will on 427 inhabited worlds. He had never heard the act of being defeated and enslaved described in exactly those terms.

Hope you enjoy it!

A Few of My Favorite Things: Rationalizations

August 13, 2017

I’ve discussed in the past that while I write a lot of different kinks, not everything I write comes out of my personal turn-ons. But there are some tropes in the mind-control erotica subgenre that really do get me very hot, and when I include them it’s usually a sign that I’m writing something that turns me on personally rather than something I’m writing to accommodate someone else’s kink. (Although, dirty little secret, writing something invariably involves putting myself in the mindset of someone who is turned on by whatever I’m writing about, which can sometimes result in some weird mental states as my brain tries to ratchet back to default settings.)

In any event, this particular trope, which I’m calling “rationalization”, involves the person following hypnotic suggestion either without being aware that they’re doing it at all, or at the very least without being aware that what they’re doing is unusual or the result of hypnosis. It’s that point in the story where the character’s emotional narrative doesn’t match the accounts of their actions at all, and of course they think they’re still completely in charge of their own mind…but it’s hypnosis. Even when it’s not hypnosis, it’s always some form of mind control, and they’ve given in to it so deeply that they don’t even think about how hypnotized they are.

Yum! Of course, it’s sometimes difficult to pull off for a whole story, because a story where the victim never ever ever realizes they’ve been hypnotized at all doesn’t look much like mind control. There’s usually either a revelation sequence where they finally realize just how much of their behavior is due to the hypnotist’s control, or a sequence showing the control taking hold so that the reader, at least, is aware of the depths of the power the hypnotist holds. But the finest moments in these stories tend to be the beautiful, seamless rationalizations the victim constructs for their entirely incongruous actions.

I’ve written a few like this (“Breathe It In”, “Eye for an Eye”, “The Quiet Type”) but this was really one of the things that trilby else did very well. His stories tend to go incredibly dark as they go on, so I usually stop at part one or two, but one of the things that usually happens in the early going in his stories that makes me want to keep going back to those parts is that the victim gradually enslaves herself deeper, while still perfectly convinced that she’s either resistant to hypnosis or that the hypnosis isn’t having nearly as strong of an effect as it actually is. Leasehold Part One has a wonderful scene where the main character comes out of hypnosis and has a long chat with her hypnotist about what she can and can’t be made to do, little knowing she’s already done all of it, and Taker Part Four has several very hot sequences where the evil hypnotist works on her latest victim’s resistance like bending a metal bar rapidly back and forth until it breaks. And of course, I’ve talked in the past about how the silly all-girl GI Joe fantasy-ness of Worm makes the enslaving seem less dark, but I don’t think I’ve mentioned how incredibly sexy it is to read the scene where someone is walked through the logic, step by step, of how their actions betrayed their comrades, even as they insist the entire time that they can’t possibly be hypnotized. It’s…memorable.

Which is ultimately what we all aim for with stories like this, so I’m pretty sure we’re all happy with the end result!

Early Bird Sneak Peeks: “Quill Pen Feather” and “Five-Finger Discount”!

August 10, 2017

Hi all! It’s time for another Early Bird Sneak Peek, where I share a glimpse at the story my lucky Early Bird patrons will be enjoying next Saturday thanks to their pledges at my Patreon page! Of course, if you’re not an Early Bird patron, you’ll still get a story next week–“P.T.A.”, teased previously as an Early Bird story, has already been submitted to the EMCSA. But the Early Bird patrons will be getting two stories, “Quill Pen Feather” (MC) and “Five-Finger Discount” (MC FF)!

“Quill Pen Feather” is a new induction piece for all those of you out there into pens and calligraphy. It uses the mental imagery of writing down hypnotic language to create a trance (contains mild brainwashing and instructions to masturbate). Here’s a taste:

“The best way to learn, of course, is through repetition. Going over something again and again helps to fix it deep into your mind, pressing it into your memory like a groove in a record until every time you think, sooner or later your mind travels along the groove until it reaches that same spot. That’s why you’ve come back to learn with me again, so that I can guide you back into the lessons you’ve already learned so well. And now we’re going to learn them again together.

“Because learning and repetition aren’t passive any more than hypnosis is. You can only learn so much by listening. You’re a better learner when your mind is actively engaged with the lessons. You focus better. You concentrate more perfectly on my words and my voice, and the understanding sinks in deeper. And we both know you want to sink deeper, don’t we? Of course we do. You love to sink deeper and focus on my words and my voice. It helps to hypnotize you, and that’s exactly what you’re here to do.

“So to help you really concentrate on my words, and the way that they relax your mind and center your focus on the sound of my voice, I want you to picture a pen in your mind. Let’s make it a pretty pen, made from a soft black feather that shimmers with just a tiny bit of iridescent beauty every time it moves in your hand. Since this is our imagination, you can pretend that it flows easily and effortlessly with ink as it scratches across the paper. Or if it helps, you can imagine dipping it into vivid, lustrous red ink every time I pause, so that you can be ready to write the next thing I say on the blankness of your mind.

“Five-Finger Discount” is a more conventional piece of mind-control erotica, centered on an eighteen-year old shoplifter named Taylor who finds out that the store she’d marked as easy pickings has one loss prevention system she’d never expected–a magic spell that makes would-be thieves eager to make amends. Here’s a taste:

Taylor neared the front of the store, trying hard not to let any of her contempt for the store’s security systems show on her face. No scanners, no gates, checkout counters in each department instead of at the exit…she had no idea how this place stayed in business. She would have to come back for more stuff at this rate; it was a bit of a haul to come out here instead of her usual mall trip, but she’d never seen a place that was this easy to boost from. She could–

Taylor stopped dead at the front. She turned around, swiveling so precisely that it looked like a military maneuver. Then she walked straight back into the store, marching at a quick walk through one department after another until she found herself at the very back. She took a quick turn into an area marked ‘Employees Only’, then walked past the break room with a purposeful stare on her face that belied her complete and utter confusion about what the hell she had just decided to do.

It all seemed to happen so quickly. One second she was inches away from the wide open front exit, and the next she suddenly knew that nothing could possibly be more important than turning around and going back the way she came. She didn’t know where she was going or why, but she felt an irresistible, unquestionable, somehow perfectly logical compulsion to make her way to the rear of the building and go into an area she didn’t even know was there. It all made such perfect sense to her…on a level that had nothing to do with actually understanding anything. She was doing what she needed to do, and she was going to keep doing what she needed to do. Taylor stopped at a door marked ‘Security Office’ and gave it three quick, respectful taps.

Hope you enjoy them!

Liner Notes for July 2017

August 6, 2017

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It’s that time again, folks–a new month means a new set of Liner Notes explaining how I wound up coming up with last month’s stories! Since July had five updates, there’s a lot to talk about, so let’s get started!

Yes, I’m Ready: I saw this title and the mental picture popped into my head of a woman announcing her willingness to be brainwashed. But mental pictures are always just the start of a story; I had to work outward from there, coming up with the backstory that led to that tiny scrap of an image and then figuring where it all led…okay, that part wasn’t that hard, because mind-control and sex, but still.

I decided pretty early on that she wouldn’t consciously realize what she was saying ‘yes’ to, and that gave me a nice lead-in to the story–the main character would be finding everything out right along with the audience. Some bits sort of resolved themselves as I was going on; when I started writing the story, I thought she was going to be a college student, but it became much hotter to describe her realizing that she’d made major changes to her life under the influence of the subliminals and not noticed. (The subliminals were an invention to avoid having to come up with a lengthy flashback to brainwashing that wasn’t going to matter much to the story, since the hot stuff was set in the present.) And of course, it all led to hot lesbian sex, because I like the idea of a smart controller who only gets involved when their victim is already too weak to resist.

King Pleasure Time: This was a story that was, again, heavily influenced by the associations produced by the song title; it had that feel of an old-timey radio program, the kind where the sponsor’s name was right there in the show’s name (“The Campbell Soup Hour”, that kind of thing). And naturally, “King Pleasure” sounded a bit like a name for a brand of sex toys. So my head jumped to the idea of a sex toy company advertising their wares on the radio; to get away with that, of course, you need to be doing some serious brainwashing in this day and age.

The underlying idea is that the buzzing sound the vibrator makes actually contains behavior-altering subliminals, and inserting it makes them stronger because they’re actually resonating inside your body in the same way that your voice sounds different in your own ears. That didn’t need to come out in the actual story, of course, but it’s always nice to have a structure to what’s happening, even if you don’t describe it in detail. I think the human brain is good at recognizing the difference between missing data that they can interpolate into a framework and random accumulations of facts. But I could be wrong. 🙂

Just Dumb: This one was very specifically the result of talking to SpiralTurquoise at Charmed back in January; they mentioned how hard it was to find bimbification fiction out there that wasn’t demeaning and misogynistic, and how very little good modeling of consent there was in bimbification fiction. I’ve previously said much the same as a justification for why I don’t do bimbification stories, but listening to Turq, it became really clear that if only terrible people do bimbification stories, then all the bimbification stories will be terrible. (Yes, except yours.)

Plus, any time someone tells me “nobody’s doing this kind of story”, I kind of have to do it, you know? So I got back from the con, dashed this one off, and used a lot of the consent modeling from the event to make it feel realistic and consensual.

Even the Stars Fall 4 U: So when I wrote “I’m a Slave 4 U”, I mentioned that there were a lot of other songs with that same title construction. And of course, because once I get an idea like that it my head it’s really hard not to think about it, I started looking at other titles that had “4 U” in them, just to see what I was dealing with. And there were a lot of them. So many that I wound up sorting them into a loose timeline, which wound up being eight or nine stories long. And of course, once I have eight or nine stories in mind, I can’t not write them…

This one is the second, and shows that there’s a definite schism behind the scenes in the group of people that control 4U and the other service units. It’s still under-the-radar at this point; the person who sent 4U on this mission (and the one in the previous story) is clearly of the opinion that they’re missing out by not brainwashing more rich and famous people, and that person has other people who are opposing them. But not directly and overtly–they’re just sending service units and bodyguards out to protect against a “threat”, non-specific, and leaving them to make their own judgment calls as to what the threat may be. Only when it turned into a full-fledged battle that threatened to betray the secrets of the Masters did the other party reluctantly relent and allow the brainwashing to take place. But they haven’t forgotten…

Girls With Guns: Oh, yes. Speaking of slow-boil plot developments in an ongoing series, this one is clearly all about the epilogue. Which was a lot of the problem when writing it; I knew that it was going to end with a Girl getting destroyed somehow by someone who was opposed to them, and I knew the head was going to wind up in the hands of an unscrupulous tech company that wanted to reverse-engineer it, but that was kind of a tail wagging the dog in a lot of ways. It took me a lot of false starts and back-tracking before I came up with the actual idea of the story as a story, rather than just a prologue to the epilogue, and I really do need to thank my Goddess for being patient as She bounced ideas back and forth with me, many of which wound up going unused.

I also want to caution against the idea that this will lead to human-created sexbots in the very next story (yes, these are going to be the Boys(tm) I’ve been talking about)–I want there to be a bit of a gap, because it takes a while to reverse-engineer alien technology into human terms. In practical terms, there are going to be at least two more Girls stories before we see any Boys. I hope this is okay with everyone. 🙂

And that’s it for July, but August is already underway! Join me next week for a new blog post, and next month for a new edition of Liner Notes!

Early Bird Sneak Peek: “Free Coffee”!

August 3, 2017

Hi all! It’s time for another Early Bird Sneak Peek, where I share a glimpse at the story my lucky Early Bird patrons will be enjoying next Saturday thanks to their pledges at my Patreon page! Of course, if you’re not an Early Bird patron, you’ll still get a story next week–“Head Games”, teased previously as an Early Bird story, has already been submitted to the EMCSA. But the Early Bird patrons will be getting “Free Coffee”! (MC FF)

There’s not many people who would turn down a free cup of coffee, and the new coffee shop ‘Roasted and Ground’ is doing great numbers on its opening day. Certainly Sonia’s happy that she spotted the sign on her drive to work…and the cute geeky-looking possibly-bi barista doesn’t hurt. But as they say, beware of geeks bearing gifts…

Here’s a taste:

Okay, this was definitely flirting. Sonia’s smile spread broadly across her face almost of its own volition, and she felt a pleasant warmth flow through her chest that had very little to do with the coffee. “I’m a project manager for the development team, we run the primary web app that the company uses to track orders. Really just your basic middle management stuff,” she said with a touch of self-deprecation in her voice.

“Oh, don’t sell yourself short!” Skye replied, leaning in a little closer with a familiarity that was instantly warm and comfortable. (And, Sonia couldn’t help but notice, one that put Skye’s breasts about two inches from Sonia’s forehead.) “It sounds like they couldn’t run the place without you! Do you even get to take days off?”

Sonia giggled. It sounded a little bit strange in her own ears–she didn’t know when she’d last felt so happy to just sit with someone and open up to them a little. “I think Obama was still President when I took my last vacation,” she said, looking up into Skye’s beautiful eyes. (Well, into Skye’s very large and impressive breasts, but Sonia could imagine the eyes up there.) “There’s always a list of priorities a mile long, and never enough people to handle the load. It’s nice feeling indispensable, but…”

“But you just can’t get away without being missed,” Skye finished for her. “It’s kind of lucky for you, really.” Sonia didn’t understand how constant late nights and early mornings counted as ‘lucky’, but she didn’t exactly want to contradict the hot woman who was practically cradling Sonia’s head with her tits, either. So she just smiled and nodded, almost rubbing her hair on Skye’s nipple in the process.

Hope you enjoy it!

Review: Hypnotic Amnesia

July 30, 2017

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Goddess and I actually bought our copy of ‘Hypnotic Amnesia: The Book You Remember on How to Forget’ just after Charmed, believe it or not, after hearing the authors, the always delightful LeeAllure and DJ Pynchon, give a presentation on the topic (which I live-tweeted with their kind permission). Lee and Pynch are very knowledgeable about the topic, and also just great people that we love to chat with at pretty much every con, which is my way of admitting that there may be some unconscious bias here even though they did not provide us with a free copy or compensate me for this review. (I’m a big believer in full disclosure.)

It still took me a few months to read it–I dug into it because it was starting to become clear to me that inducing amnesia really was a weak point in my skillset, and there are a lot of very fun things you can do with it once you learn how to convince a subject to forget things. So I read the book back in April or May, and yet for some reason I’m just now remembering to review it. Yes, I’m aware of the irony here. It’s still a damn fine book.

And it really is. Lee and Pynch set it out in the form of a series of transcripts, each one describing a session in which they use a particular technique either for inducing hypnotic amnesia, or a particular effect achieved through hypnotic amnesia. Lee explains the technique, then demonstrates it to Pynch (who volunteered to be the guinea pig for this book). Pynch then provides notes on what he remembered from the session and how well the technique affected him.

And there are a lot of techniques. Some of them do tend to be variations on one another–one, for example, involves distracting the conscious mind with math problems, while another involves distracting the conscious mind with a repetitive mantra. But the book does a great job of pointing out that these minor variations can make a big difference when it comes to affecting the subject; each person is different, and a slight change in modality, language, or imagery can really help someone ‘tune in’ on the amnesia suggestions. And of course, there’s nothing wrong with combining techniques to amplify their effect.

As a how-to book, I have to say that it’s stellar. The techniques are described well, demonstrated excellently, and really do give anyone who already knows how to induce a trance in a willing subject a lot of tools to use to achieve their mutually-desired goals. It doesn’t hurt that both Lee and Pynch are fun, playful individuals who demonstrate how amnesia play can really enhance and enrich a hypnotic relationship in all sorts of fun ways. (And yes, it’s funny as hell when Lee hypnotizes Pynch to think he’s the Eleventh Doctor and he responds by deducing that he’s a hypnotic suggestion and quizzing her on what she hopes to achieve by it.)

I will say that from my personal experience, one thing to keep in mind when using it is that they are modeling these techniques as demonstrations, so they’re testing the effectiveness of suggestions as they go by checking in after each trance to see how well the particular datum has been forgotten. That’s very important for a how-to book, naturally, but when you’re using it in your real-life sessions, it’s okay to relax a little and take things at their own pace. Patience is a virtue, here, and sometimes quizzing people on what they’ve just forgotten will cause more setbacks than advances.

Is it worth buying? Well, it probably should not be your very first book on hypnosis, because it does assume a basic skill level at inductions, deepeners, et cetera, but I’d go so far as to say that it belongs on the shelf of anyone who has even the slightest interest in using hypnosis to achieve effects involving memory, and that’s from both ends of the watch. If you’re interested in being hypnotized to forget, this is a situation where knowing what the techniques are is a good thing. It’ll help you zero in on the ones that work best for you, it’ll help you understand what the hypnotist is trying to do, which can prevent miscommunications, and this isn’t like a magic trick. Even if you know what the hypnotist is doing, it still works–sometimes better.

(Besides, if all that bothers you, just ask them to hypnotize you to forget reading it.)

So yes, this one is definitely an indispensable work for anyone into hypnokink, and it’s really improved my personal skill as a hypnotist. I have to remember to tell Lee and Pynch that next time I see them…assuming I haven’t already, of course.

Early Bird Sneak Peek: “Vacant Moan”!

July 27, 2017

Hi all! It’s time for another Early Bird Sneak Peek, where I share a glimpse at the story my lucky Early Bird patrons will be enjoying next Saturday thanks to their pledges at my Patreon page! Of course, if you’re not an Early Bird patron, you’ll still get a story next week–“Girls With Guns”, teased previously as an Early Bird story, has already been submitted to the EMCSA. But the Early Bird patrons will be getting “Vacant Moan”! (MC FF MA)

Rose has already tried freeing her friend Nani from the clutches of the mysterious, sinister mind controller who reduces Nani to a mindless, blissfully masturbating slave every time she answers a call with a particular ringtone. But since it’s done no good…can there really be any harm in watching? Here’s a taste:

“My mind is open to your commands,” Nani muttered, her fingers sliding gently over her bronze skin as she idly caressed her belly. Rose knew from experience that Nani wouldn’t get naked right away. She would sit still, her body becoming more and more relaxed as the woman on the other end talked to her for several minutes, occasionally interjecting random statements like the one she’d just made. Rose suspected that the other woman was telling her what to say, but she would probably never know.

Rose had tried to find out once. They’d been hanging out in Rose’s dorm room, watching a little television and pretending to study, when the strains of ‘Boléro’ rang out over the sound of Eileen and Erika dishing out gossip about Lisa Vanderpump. That was probably the fourth or fifth time it had happened around Rose, and she had decided to just snatch the phone right out of Nani’s hands and give the mystery Mistress a piece of her mind.

It had been more than a little embarrassing. Nani had to be giving up forty pounds to Rose, most of it muscle, but the other girls on Rose’s track team would probably have been pretty amused to see their fellow Rainbow Wahine yanking ineffectually on the tiny native girl’s arm in an utterly useless effort to get her to surrender the smartphone. Rose had actually lifted Nani clean off the ground, but her arm remained locked in position the whole time. That was when Rose pretty much gave up trying to snap Nani out of it.

Hope you enjoy it!

Is It Hypnosis? – Part Four

July 23, 2017

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I’ve gotten good feedback about this little series, which looks at my old stories to see how realistic the hypnosis is (previous installments are here, here, and here). So I figured I’d keep going, do another five, and see where I was dealing with a fantasy and where I was dealing with an achievable reality (and how desirable that reality would be to achieve, if so).

I’m skipping the actual hypnotic inductions for now, because I feel like it should be obvious that something blatantly written as an induction can realistically hypnotize someone, and I’m skipping “Hungry Like the Wolf” because it genuinely seems unproductive to speculate about whether you could “realistically” hypnotize a werewolf into killing people. Which takes us to…

Freeze-Frame: There’s no specific real-life people or incident that this story (or any other Jack and Diane story) is based on, but it is taken from a sort of amalgamation of the sort of good people you meet in the scene and the sort of things that can happen at scene parties…although this is more of an orgy than a scene party per se, but I think that’s a little bit “angels dancing on pins” level of dissection. The point is, the hypnosis in this story is entirely realistic and consensual, and there’s nothing that would prevent anything and everything in it from actually happening among a group of willing participants. And I like to think it’s pretty damn hot, too.

My Sharona: This one is interesting to look at from a plausibility point of view, because it inserts a very realistic, very believable scene into a very cinematic story and gives a very cinematic explanation for it. Devon is, let’s be honest, very much a “fantasy” hypnotist (for a given type of fantasy, the whole “I want to be kidnapped and spirited away into a life of sexual service” kink which is actually pretty common among hypnosis enthusiasts). His ability to “permanently” break someone’s will using hypnosis and only hypnosis is really implausible, especially given the timeframes implied. And Madame Mockingbird, while more benevolent, is very much in that same mold of “being able to hypnotize and brainwash an unwilling subject”, which is not really a thing. But the bit in the middle…

Devon’s attempt to hypnotize Sharona is very much how it would probably go, if you tried to hypnotize someone covertly without their consent. (Needless to say, I’m not sure because NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE.) But the subconscious mind isn’t stupid. It may have different goals and drives than the conscious mind, and it may not have all the same priorities, but a hypnotized person is still aware of what’s happening to them. Often the subconscious mind goes along with it, because it’s getting what it wants, but break the trust of a hypnotized subject the way Devon did and you will get a response like, “I’m waking up now.” Yes, there are lines in there about implanted defenses and so forth, and I don’t ever think it’s a bad thing to do that kind of groundwork with a sub, but I feel pretty confident that Sharona’s response to Devon is the most realistic thing in this story. Which is good!

Back in Black: Lots of cinematic hypnosis in this one. I love it to death, I think it’s very hot and some of my best writing and has a good message about owning your desires instead of letting them own you, but no. You can’t hypnotize someone into having a second personality that does porn, you can’t turn someone into a meek and obedient little girl just by trancing them, you can’t (in a turn of phrase I’m quite pleased with) “strip someone down to the brainpan and start over”. Even the more plausible stuff, like freeze triggers and sexual suggestions, is still not even close to the realm of realistic in the context that it’s used. That’s a valuable point about these stories–being realistic was never my actual goal. It’s a fun bonus that happens sometimes, but these are first and foremost sexual fantasies about mind control. And this one really succeeds at that, even if it’s not a how-to guide.

Come as You Are: Much of this story needs to be extrapolated, of course, because the whole point of it is that Lila is unaware that she’s responding to a hypnotic trigger. It would be easy to come up with a backstory that involves plausible hypnosis, and possibly even consensual hypnosis…although even if she’s consenting to the things she does in this story, her professor/Dominant is still being hugely irresponsible by allowing her to risk an indecent exposure charge or a car accident by driving topless and hypnotized, and there’s also an underlying issue of the power inequality and ethical issues involved in sleeping with a student under any circumstances. There’s no reading that makes this a good idea to do in reality, but it’s very easy to imagine a set of circumstances under which the basic components (amnesia, responding to a trigger without realizing it, going to meet someone at a location you don’t consciously remember) could be done realistically.

But if you’re going to do any of this stuff, you’re already thinking pre-talk, consent, safety, check-ins, and post-talk, so you don’t need that lecture again. Right?

You’re So Vain: This is another of those stories that doesn’t feature formal hypnosis–there’s no induction, no “look into my eyes” or anything–but that does feature something we could at the very least say is more than seduction. Is it plausible more-than-seduction? Difficult to say, really. It’s probably pretty safe to suggest that if you’re caught sleeping with someone else’s partner, you’re not generally likely to have a high success rate if you respond by calmly and confidently pinning them to the wall and touching them without consent. (It’s also very safe to say that you shouldn’t do that even if you were likely to succeed, but I somehow suspect this is one of those tactics that comes with its own little life lessons.)

But Marcy and Chris enjoy it in the story, and it’s not impossible that Violet could have recognized on some level that this was something they were going to be into but wouldn’t be able to bring themselves to ask for and decided to push their buttons to see what would happen…basically, I’d file this under a “very unlikely, and certainly a bad idea to try in real life” and leave it at that.

And there’s another five in the books, and I hope you’ll join me the next time I do one of these whenever it is!

Early Bird Sneak Peek: “Notepad”!

July 20, 2017

Hi all! It’s time for another Early Bird Sneak Peek, where I share a glimpse at the story my lucky Early Bird patrons will be enjoying next Saturday thanks to their pledges at my Patreon page! Of course, if you’re not an Early Bird patron, you’ll still get a story next week–“Even the Stars Fall 4 U”, teased previously as an Early Bird story, has already been submitted to the EMCSA. But the Early Bird patrons will be getting “Notepad”! (MC MF MD)

Sandy is an adventurous woman, and she sees nothing wrong with hypnosis play with strangers on the Internet so long as the right precautions are in place. She’s given herself a post-hypnotic suggestion to write down any programming she might receive on a nearby notepad, just in case someone tries to sneak anything into her subconscious. How’s that working? Well, here’s a taste:

Sandy read further, eager to find out what else Kevin had made her do. ‘Play with my nipples while I stare at Master’s words. Read every one. BELIEVE THEM ALL.’ That last sentence was underlined three times; something about the intensity of it made Sandy shiver with arousal. She couldn’t remember anything she had seen that night–she’d have to go look into the chat log later to see what he was saying to her–but she remembered how they made her feel. Her pussy already felt feverishly warm under her hand, and Sandy could feel the phantoms of last night’s pleasure tingling in her stiff nipples. Believing must have felt very good to make her sleepy self want it that bad.

Sandy had no idea how much time passed before the next entry, but judging by the way her handwriting shook, it must have been a long time. ‘begg Master to let mee play’, it said, the words practically sprawling across the page in an uncontrollable chicken scratch that covered four or five lines of the paper. Seeing it evoked the most intense sensation of need, an almost tangible ache in Sandy’s wet cunt that made her almost want to whisper the word “please” even with nobody in the room to hear it. Her deep self must have been putty in Kevin’s hands by that point.

The next entry was practically composed by comparison. ‘Turn on the webcam.’ So that was when he got her to do that. It made sense; Sandy had read enough of her own trance diaries to know that she got a little more…enthused about following instructions when she was masturbating. Kevin would have had no trouble getting her to give him a little show by that point. It wasn’t exactly that her resistance weakened–Sandy had just enough of an exhibitionist streak in her to enjoy giving a little cam show to her regular play partners, and Kevin was very trustworthy even if she’d never let him see her on cam before last night.

Hope you enjoy it!