My Favorite Things: Disarming Honesty

January 16, 2022

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I’ve been thinking a lot about this particular “favorite thing” lately, for reasons that will become readily apparent as I go on, and the more I thought about it the more I wanted to differentiate it from a couple of other posts I made on this subject in similar, but distinctly different veins. So let’s talk frankly about disarming honesty in mind control.

We’ve all seen scenes like it, sometimes even in vanilla stories that feature mind control as a subsidiary element. The protagonist/subject begins to realize that something hinky is going on with their brain, and they put just enough of the pieces together to figure out who’s behind it all even if they don’t know exactly what’s happening to them. They go to confront the hypnotist/antagonist… who freely and frankly admits that yes, they’ve been brainwashing the subject all this time. They’ve been putting suggestions in their head and making them forget about it. They’ve been slowly reeling their prey in, eroding their resistance, breaking their will to turn them into an obedient slave. And they don’t mind being honest about it, because it’s already too late for the subject to do anything about it.

Usually at that point, the scene takes one of two forms. Either a) the hypnotist finishes by re-hypnotizing the subject and erasing their memory of this encounter as well (and usually deepening their control even further in the process) or b) the subject also realizes that it’s too late, and explicitly accepts the programming they’ve been subtly absorbing all along. Often, the whole scenario turns out to have been constructed by the hypnotist specifically to engineer this moment, making it a form of amnesia trap, and it ends with the subject hypnotically rick-rolling themselves right back into trance again. (You can see why I say that this bears some similarity to other tropes I’ve mentioned in the past. Add in a role as an authority figure for subject or hypnotist, a flimsy rationalization for why the subject decides to confront the hypnotist directly, and a few delicious variations on the final acceptance of their surrender, and you’ve got ninety percent of my hot buttons here. But this one is very specifically about that moment of open, honest admission that yep, they’re a Sinister Mind Controller and they don’t care who knows it because the control is already complete and total.)

And needless to say, both outcomes are incredibly freaking hot. I’ve used this in more than a few of my stories (“Flesh for Fantasy” and “Familiar Taste of Poison” are both good examples, but I don’t think anything more perfectly exemplifies the trope than “He Broke Your Memory Last Night”), and it’s such a staple of the genre that I can’t even pin down which other authors use it most or best… but honestly, nothing compares to doing it live. Because you can.

Obviously, only with an enthusiastically consenting subject, and only with one who’s developed some skill with hypnotic amnesia (I’ll reiterate it again here, since it’s been some time since I’ve said it – responding to hypnosis is just as much a skill as hypnotizing someone else, and you develop your subject skills with practice just as much as hypnotists do). But it’s so much fun, in a hot, kinky, playfully sadistic way, to say to someone, “Oh, that thing you just did or said that seemed so natural to you? I brainwashed you to believe that. You only think that because of a hypnotic suggestion I put into your head. You couldn’t resist it, you couldn’t even remember it, and in a few minutes you’re going to forget it all over again, because my control is more powerful than your will.” Then just sitting back and watching them struggle to hold the thought in their memory and fail.

And I think the best part is that at least one person I’ve done this with is reading this right now thinking, “Is that about me?” And they’ll plan to ask me, and they’ll try so hard to keep it in their head… until a few minutes later, when it slips their mind because their programming tells them to forget. That, right there. That is one of my very favorite things.

Early Bird Sneak Peek: “All Mixed Up”!

January 13, 2022

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–“Vampire Money”, teased previously, has already been submitted to the EMCSA. But the Early Bird patrons will be getting “All Mixed Up” (MC MF FD)!

Doug thought he was coming by to give Jessie a tutoring session. But between his groggy, tangled memories and his confused daydreams and her hypnotic skills, his brain is so scrambled he’s only good for one thing right now. Luckily, it happens to be the one thing Jessie really wants. Here’s a taste:

Doug’s eyes refocused on Jessie’s snapping fingers. “Hello, hi, Earth to Doug?” she asked, an amused smile on her dimpled pink cheeks. “Wow. If this is what shaking hands does to you, I can only imagine what you’re going to be like if I touch your forearm.” He blushed, but she didn’t seem upset at all. She was actually grinning at him, beckoning him in as if he was an actual friend and not just someone who was helping her out with her chemistry homework to earn a little spare cash. “Come on in, it’s just the floor to sit on but it’s a single so we won’t be disturbed. Are you sure you’re alright? You look a little tired.” Just the mention of sleep made Doug’s eyelids droop, and he closed them for a tiny moment to steady himself.

The sound of her musical giggle brought him back to full awareness. “You’re such a dork, you know that?” Jessie said casually, as though she didn’t have one hand moving rapidly up and down his throbbing shaft and the other lightly stroking his sensitive balls. “I mean, you really thought I dressed in a crop-top and cut-off shorts, lit candles and put on soft music, and asked a guy up to my room to study chemistry? You’re the most adorable goof ever, Doug. I think I want to keep you.” Her dimples made a reappearance for a moment, then vanished as she leaned down to swallow his cock all the way down to the base in a single smooth motion. Doug’s head lolled back onto the pillow and his eyes rolled back into his head until all he saw was the red warmth behind his closed eyelids.

Hope you enjoy it!

It’s Nice to Have Something to Plug

January 9, 2022

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As I believe I’ve mentioned in the past, Mia Croft is currently adapting some of my stories into audio hypnosis files, and guess what? The new one dropped this weekend! It’s called “Succubus – Drain You”, based on my short story “Drain You” from 2016. I’ve always been particularly proud of this one; I like the ambiguity involved, the playful intensity of the domination mingled with the very real question of just how much Corey is going along with it and how much he’s genuinely being hypnotized and brainwashed and controlled, and I’m very happy to see it adapted into audio form. So if you do like that sort of succubus roleplay… which is, y’know, just a tiny sliver of a possibility… check it out!

Early Bird Sneak Peek: “Xpand”!

January 6, 2022

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–“Xogenous”, teased previously, has already been submitted to the EMCSA. But the Early Bird patrons will be getting “Xpand” (MC MF)!

And I’d really like to tell you what “Xpand” is about, but… well, if I told you, it would spoil “Xogenous”. So for this one, I’ll have to be a little bit vague. It’s the next chapter in the “X” story, it builds on the events of “Xogenous”, and beyond that, you’ll just have to trust me. Just this once.

Hope you enjoy it!

A Brief Word on Charmed 2022

January 5, 2022

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As my regular readers know, Charmed is always my favorite hypnokink convention every year, and it really breaks my heart to say that I won’t be able to attend in person – it was very much up in the air right up until the last week or two, and we were really hoping to be able to go, but right now unfortunately we’re in the middle of one of the biggest COVID spikes since the beginning of the pandemic and it’s expected to peak right around the time Charmed is going on. It was a difficult decision, and I’m not going to gainsay anyone else’s priorities, but with the complicating factors that I and some of my housemates have, it just wasn’t worth the risk.

That said, I’ve still got my membership, and I’m still going to attend as much of the online stuff as I can – I’ve already got the days off, after all. I don’t know what kind of opportunity that’s going to offer for interactions with friends, but if I do bump into you, rest assured I’ll be happy to see you. And if I don’t, I’ll miss you. Hopefully by this time next year, we’ll have at least reached some kind of equilibrium that makes this kind of in-person event a little bit safer.

And if not, I’m glad we at least live in an era where online gatherings are possible. Hope to see you all there!

Early Bird Sneak Peek: “Happy Juice”!

December 30, 2021

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–“Feign Amnesia”, teased previously, has already been submitted to the EMCSA. But the Early Bird patrons will be getting “Happy Juice” (MC MF MD)!

Best friends and co-workers Stephanie and Simone have trekked out into the countryside for a free weekend at a bed and breakfast, but it turns out that they’re actually staying at a working farm. But a free trip is a free trip, and the hunky farmhands are more than thrilled to welcome them with an ice-cold glass of fresh milk. But just how happy does Happy Juice milk make a person? Here’s a taste:

The conversation went on around her, growing increasingly distant and unimportant as Stephanie lost herself in thought. She noticed Simone guzzling milk out of the corner of her eye, greedily tipping the glass back until tiny rivulets of creamy white fluid trickled down her cheeks and onto her chest. Hal was helping, holding her chin with one hand and the cup with the other so that the brunette could rest her arms and concentrate on swallowing. It was… it was odd, was what it was. Simone didn’t look like she was trying to impress the handsome farmhand. She looked almost limp.

Stephanie tried to turn to get a closer look, but her muscles didn’t seem to want to work anymore. Her head drooped forward, looking down at her glass with a vacant fascination that she didn’t quite feel. Her shoulders slumped, and she realized slowly that she hadn’t spoken or moved in several minutes. She couldn’t. Even the effort of keeping her fluttering eyelids open felt too much like effort for her now, and her world went warm and red for longer and longer stretches as she found herself trying to stare through closed eyes.

She felt Hal’s hand on her shoulder. “You’re not quite as happy as your friend,” he said. “Not yet. But don’t worry, you’ll get there soon enough.” Stephanie heard the sound of glass breaking at her feet, and felt cool liquid splash onto her bare legs. That was the last thing she remembered for a while.

Hope you enjoy it!

Liner Notes for December 2021

December 29, 2021

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Bit of an odd entry this month, as Simon’s break falls on the end of December so there’s one story that’s posted everywhere but the EMCSA. Obviously that’ll be rectified in a few days, but I always try to do my “Liner Notes” pieces before the end of the month, so we’ll just have to acknowledge that sometimes other people take vacations but I never do. (That’s totally untrue. I take vacations, I just build up a little bit of a queue first so y’all don’t know it.) Speaking of, let’s talk about these stories that were written in June of 2020, shall we?

Even Numbers: This wasn’t a story I intended to write when I first did “Plain Gold Ring”; at the time, my intention was just to write a story where the hypnotist put someone under, found out that it made them horny, and went, “You know what? We’ll do something about that another time if you still feel the same way.” (Which is an important behavior to model, even if fantasies like mine are usually about instant gratification.)

But when I finished it, I realized I kind of had to see it through to a satisfying conclusion. By the time that sank in, I was several stories past it and it felt weird to just pick it up the next night, so I wrote “Worth the Wait” to show the negotiation process. And I knew that there would have to be another story that showed the consummation of their relationship. When I saw this title, it reminded me of some delightful induction techniques I’ve used in the past that felt like they would fit very well into the dynamic between Rosita and Mateo, and everything flowed from there.

Accident Waiting to Happen: I’m always a sucker for “mind controlled person thinks they’re doing something of their own free will, but they’re really following a post-hypnotic suggestion that puts them right back into the same situation that initially got them into the sinister brainwasher’s evil clutches” as a trope. I’m also a sucker for “seemingly innocent device has a mind-controlling side effect, and the person who figures it out first uses it to lock down any potential opposition to their will”. And “lesbian mad scientist” never goes badly with those other two. So you can probably see how this one unfolded pretty naturally from my natural predilections.

Quickie: To a certain extent, explaining how I got from seeing “Quickie” to writing a story about a quickie feels a bit like putting a hat on a hat, but obviously there are a lot of considerations and paths this one could have taken. I decided I wanted it to be fairly romantic, but in an intense and kinky way because the whole point of a quickie is that you really want to jump the other person’s bones as fast as possible and they feel the same way. And I wanted it to be a story set at some kind of a public place, because that increases the urgency of the situation. And because it was going to be fast and urgent and public, that made it likely to be something involving manual stimulation, which all led to a very dominant, very intense lesbian encounter. And because I do like flipping the script a little on dominant lesbians, I decided to make the butch one the sub. From there, it was almost just a matter of stenography.

Name It After Me: Obviously, this is written as a kind of sequel to the novel (and extremely faithful film adaptation of) ‘Rosemary’s Baby’. I took my initial inspiration from Stephen King’s discussion of the story in the non-fiction book ‘Danse Macabre’, where he suggests that Rosemary’s actions at the end constitute a grudging acceptance of her role as mother to the child. And to me, a child who’s being raised by a pack of Satanists and a lapsed Catholic is going to have some contradictions in their worldview.

So even before I wrote out Guy’s story, I knew he was going to wind up having trouble following in his father’s footsteps. I enjoyed filling in the little details, showing the progression as he found his own footing and became his own person (even as I wound up very glad that he was nothing like Adam in ‘Good Omens’, another story along the same lines but one that takes ‘The Omen’ as its starting point). And I also knew that he’d wind up repeating his dad’s mistakes in one key way, by impregnating human women. I think it’s one of my better endings, and I wound up really enjoying Guy as a character who you shouldn’t like but can’t help sympathizing with.

And that’s December in the books, taking 2021 with it! Thanks for spending another year with me, and I’ll see you in 2022 for another blog post!

It’s a Day Ending in Y, So Tumblr’s Messed Up Again

December 26, 2021

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For those of you who haven’t heard, Tumblr has yet again run afoul of the Apple Store’s inconsistently applied censorship, prompting them to add whole new layers of filtering to the iOS Tumblr app that is shadowbanning numerous posts and posters. This does not appear to be related to any account terminations, although I’ve heard of a few – those seem to just be the garden-variety “oh, we finally noticed that you posted nude pictures or links to adult websites after three years of trusting our disastrously incompetent algorithm to find problematic content for us” bans. (Seriously, even when I was comparing my iOS feed to my website feed side by side, I was still seeing blatant porn on both.)

Am I going to quit Tumblr? Not at this point. I figure the people still looking for my smut are just as bloody-minded as I am by now, and if they want me off of there they’ll have to push me off themselves. I’m not doing anything that violates the TOS, folks are saying they can still find my posts, and honestly for as much shit as I give them, Tumblr is at least stable and doesn’t spam me with pop-up and banner ads (which is the reason I’ve gone dark on my main mirror site). And I think there are at least a few people out there who like being able to find my stuff without having to go somewhere explicitly not safe for work.

That said, I will say that for the best experience with Tumblr, you should go literally anywhere but iOS… and the same can be said for Discord, even though I hear a lot less people talking about that. I’m honestly far more upset with Apple than I am with Tumblr right now, and in general I’m upset with the censors who use porn as the thin end of the wedge because they know it doesn’t have many defenders and they can position themselves as moral arbiters that way. (While still hiring sex workers and watching porn on the QT, of course.)

Long story short, I’m not going anywhere unless they make me. Because I want to keep writing for you.

Early Bird Sneak Peek: “Like a Drug”!

December 23, 2021

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–“Name It After Me”, teased previously, has already been submitted to the EMCSA (although Simon is taking a well-deserved vacation, so it’ll be out there in two weeks’ time). But the Early Bird patrons will be getting “Like a Drug” (MC MM)!

As a prestigious physician and researcher, Cai is an expert on the effects of any number of drugs. As a hypnotic submissive, that only makes it even easier for his boyfriend Ro to simulate their effect on them. He’s doomed… in all the best ways. Here’s a taste:

Ro put one of his warm, tan fingers to Cai’s lips. This close, Cai could smell the intoxicating nearness of him; often, his lover didn’t even bother with a shower during their weekends together, and the musky scent of his sexual exertions this morning still clung to his tawny skin. “Of course it doesn’t,” he said, his slight Israeli accent lending his voice a warm, husky burr. “It doesn’t mean you can really think. Not really. It just means you can stare at the pretty pictures, pick out some of the little words on the page. I understand completely, my good boy. You don’t need to explain yourself to me.”

Cai took a slow, shuddering breath, the urge to guide the hushing finger between his lips so he could suck on it almost overwhelming for a moment. They’d been dating for almost a year now, but between Cai’s duties as Chief of Surgery at Oslo University Hospital and Ro’s law career they only ever really saw each other on weekends. There was still something incredibly precious and potent about Ro’s physical presence, an intensity to being in the same space with him that made even the lightest touch incredibly sexually charged. Cai’s dick was practically lifting the medical textbook off his lap, he was so hard right now.

Hope you enjoy it!

An Unabashed Plug for My Own Material

December 19, 2021

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As some of you may already be aware, one of the rewards that my Patrons have unlocked on my site are what I’m calling “reward files”, audio recordings of my hypnotic induction stories that they can listen to and enjoy. I’ve mentioned in the past that I give permission for people to create their own versions for their personal and private use so long as they don’t post them anywhere – I get that there’s nothing quite like the intimacy of dropping for your partner’s voice, so if someone wants to record my scripts for the person they’re with, that’s fine. And likewise, Lady Ru’etha has in the past recorded some versions of these. But for those of you who wanted a male voice, this is the Official Jukebox Edition, accept no substitutes.

They’re all tagged “audio” on the site, so you can take a look there if you click on that link at the top of this post (hint hint), but I wanted to give people a list so that they can look and decide for themselves whether they want to investigate further. These files are available at every reward tier, and there’s a new one every month so long as the milestone keeps getting met. Here’s what we have so far (links are to the story versions where available, for those who want to read the script and see what they’re getting):

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Fade Into the Background (brainwashing, intended to increase susceptibility to suggestions)

Joy of a Toy (brainwashing, intended to assist with objectification/depersonalization play)

It’s All About Feeling Good (brainwashing, intended to increase sensitivity to hypnotically induced pleasure)

Absent-Minded Me (brainwashing, intended to improve ability to experience hypnotic amnesia)

Doll

Eager to Please (brainwashing, intended to intensify service submission kinks)

You Make Me Hot (brainwashing, intended to increase susceptibility to arousal on demand suggestions)

Keep It Simple (brainwashing, intended to assist with intelligence reduction play)

Velvet Rope (brainwashing, intended to increase susceptibility to freeze/catalepsy suggestions)

Naked if I Want To (brainwashing, intended to intensify exhibitionism kinks)

Candy Coated

Quiver and Quake

Deeper and Deeper

Relax

Zero (the official version – this has been borrowed by other hypnotists without attribution, but it is mine)

Every Breath You Take

Imagine

Winter Wonderland

All files are gender neutral and suitable for cis, trans, and genderfluid or nonbinary individuals. The files labeled “brainwashing” begin with a specific list of suggestions, instructions and triggers; for the older files, made back when I thought I was just writing stories from the POV of a monologuing hypnotist, I’ve included all relevant disclaimers in the posts. I hope you see something you want to hear for yourself, and if you do, I hope you have a pleasant and productive trance experience! (And if you have any suggestions about something you’d like me to create in future, please send me an ask on Tumblr or an email at jukebox0012000 @ yahoo.com – I can’t promise I’ll use your suggestion, but I’m always happy to listen!)