Archive for November, 2010

Sometimes Quiet Is a Good Thing

November 28, 2010

Sorry I haven’t been posted any insights about hypnosis of late; it’s not that I’m not getting plenty of extremely wonderful hypnotic experiences, it’s that I don’t really have a lot to say about them besides “they’re really really really wonderful, and I’m having them.” Which seems kind of mean to bring up too often, since I’m aware that not everybody does (although remember, Lady Ru’etha does have some wonderful hypnosis CDs that let anyone experience the bliss of going under for Her.) But rest assured, hypnosis is happening and it’s very, very nice. Just the same kind of very very nice I’ve talked about before. 🙂

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MST3K vs. Hypnosis, Volume Four

November 14, 2010

Another new “Mystery Science Theater 3000” boxset has been released, and it’s got not one but two movies with elements of hypnosis in ’em! This time out, I’ll focus on the Ed Wood anti-classic “Bride of the Monster”, which features Bela Lugosi as a mad scientist who is creating a race of super-humans, starting with Tor Johnson and a giant octopus. The fact that the sum total of his success in creating a race of perfect people is a big dumb Swedish wrestler and a killer octopus would discourage me, but not Bela. (Although there are hints in the movie that the Loch Ness Monster is his work, too, and it’s hard to be sure whether he created Tor Johnson or just modified him. So maybe he can blame his raw material.)

There’s not a lot of hypnosis, and absolutely no explanation of the hypnosis there is; I guess Ed Wood just took it as a given that any mad scientist worth his Tesla coils could also hypnotize women. But there are a couple of scenes where the plucky young girl reporter is trying to be irrepressibly nosy and spunky, only to have Bela Lugosi wave his hand at her (in a gesture that shows he’s double-jointed or quite possibly triple-jointed in a number of different parts of his hand) and says, “SLEEEEEEEP!” And lo and behold, the girl reporter’s eyes get all glassy and her voice gets all muzzy and she slowly reclines back onto the bed into a hypnotic sleep. Then, in a later scene, he summons her back in a pretty dress. The implications of all this are left to the imagination, of course, which may explain why so many science-fiction fans grew up to have such perverted imaginations. 🙂

Oh, and it’s also one of the funnier Joel episodes of the series, with a great short (“Hired!” Part One) and some neat extras. But it’s the hypnosis stuff that you’re looking for, so the least I can do is tell you where to find it.

Congratulations to Wiseguy!

November 5, 2010

Getting ready to head off in the morning to a wedding–that’s right, ladies and gentlemen, the long-time stalwart of the EMC community, legend in his own lifetime, excellent cook, and all-around great guy known as Wiseguy is tying the knot this weekend! (And possibly tying several more knots on the honeymoon, but I certainly have no plans to pry. 🙂 )

So let’s all give him and his bride-to-be, Dani Fantom (that may not be her real name) a big round of congratulations for their forthcoming wedded bliss! Wiseguy has done a lot of great things, both as a writer and as a member of the hypno-kink community, and he deserves all the happiness in the world.

Well, okay, maybe he could leave a little bit for the rest of us. But the point is, he deserves a lot.