Archive for June, 2011

I Want to Stress…

June 23, 2011

I was not responsible for this.

I’m not saying I wouldn’t be proud to be responsible for it, I’m not saying I’m not planning to go see it, I’m not even saying I wouldn’t love to help these folks make their next movie. I’m just saying that I can’t take credit for it.

Steampunk dominatrixes. Brilliant.

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Behind the Music: Voices Carry

June 17, 2011

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done one of these, but you might remember that it’s a series about how my real-life experiences with hypnosis informed different stories I’ve written. This time, I’m going to discuss “Voices Carry”.

Actually, the reason I haven’t posted about this one is that to some extent, I kind of already did. Back in the first incarnation of this blog, when it was on HypnoThoughts, I posted a fairly detailed recounting of a truly wonderful experience I had with Lady Ru’etha during a brief layover She had in the Twin Cities. We had some lovely public tranceplay, some delicious snuggling, some quiet conversation…it was a very special day.

What I didn’t mention in that post is that I immediately left the airport and headed for work after Lady Ru’etha got onto Her plane, feeling like I was lighter than air the whole way. And the song playing on the radio was, you guessed it, “Voices Carry”. And I’m so bouncy that everything sounds romantic, even a song that’s very clearly about a romance where one partner is ashamed of letting anyone know that he’s dating the other, and I’m doing my usual thing of thinking about the title of whatever song I’m listening to on the radio and wondering if it could be made into a story…and then it hits me. We were doing public play. What if someone had overheard Her hypnotizing me and gotten drawn in?

From there, the story flowed very naturally and organically. The main character became a woman, because hello, cute woman being seduced by hypnotic Goddess = awesome! The story became a very thinly-veiled version of what actually happened (except that in the story, Lady Ru’etha was heading home, not heading out on a trip, because I thought it lent more of an interesting tone to the ending knowing that the main character lived in the same city as the hypnodomme. Oh, and the places are all fictionalized.) And the end result is probably one of my favorite stories.

OK, it wasn’t that short. But it would have been a lot longer if I hadn’t already described most of it.

The Hows and Whys of Mind Control: Magic

June 12, 2011

As previously mentioned, this is my attempt to break down the different types of mind control that get used in erotic mind control stories, more or less just for the fun of it. Today, we’re looking at “magic”.

“Magic” is actually a pretty vague catch-all term for any mind control method that openly and blatantly defies the laws of physics, psychology, and common sense; when a character uses hypnosis that makes someone do something they wouldn’t, it’s hypnosis, but when they use the Ring of Caer Ibormeith to lull them into a deep obedient trance, it’s magic. As you can imagine, this is a pretty blurry category. 🙂

But there are some common tropes. There’s the magic spell or ritual that puts someone into the control of a Master/Mistress; the controller speaks a few magic words, maybe gathers the hair or nail clippings of the victim, and bam! Instant sex slave. There are magic talismans that give the wielder powers of mind control over anyone they choose; lots of “magical harem” stories involve the person getting the talisman and spending the rest of the story picking and choosing the “worthy” victims. Frequently it involves characters being granted one-time chances to alter reality and using it for sex; pretty much every “genie” story could be lumped in under “magic”. And sometimes it’s just a catch-all for the totally unexplained and unexplainable; my own story “Whip It” featured a person obsessed with a sex shop that hadn’t been there last week and vanished as soon as its owner enslaved him. How? Why? It’s magic, baby. That’s all there is to it, sometimes.

Some stories of mine that prominently feature magic: “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “All She Wants To Do Is Dance”, “I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On”, “In Your Eyes”, “Eternal Flame”.

Fun With Statistics!

June 5, 2011

One of the neat things about Literotica (and one of the reasons that I decided to start posting my stories there as well as to the EMCSA) is that in addition to seeing people’s comments on my stories, you can also see statistics of how many times people have viewed each story and what they ranked it on a scale of 1 to 5! (Although honestly, the comments alone are worth it. One person said she thought I was writing at the level of “Anais Nin, Anne Rice, or other Higher Art writers of erotica.” There are really no higher compliments.)

So, since this is data I think is interesting, I thought I might share a few tidbits with you!

Most Viewed: Sweet Surrender has over 30,000 views (meaning you could populate a reasonably small town with the readers of that story alone.) Unwritten has 21,000 or so, as does Secret Journey; and most impressively to me, Urgent has hit 15,500 in about a week.

Best Rated: Love Like Winter has an amazingly strong 4.88 out of 5, although that is a bit biased due to the fact that people who weren’t grooving on the White Album probably didn’t bother with the third story of the trilogy. Sweet Surrender holds its 4.5 out of 5 on the strength of 133 votes, which is almost more impressive in some ways. There are a few others in the 4.5-4.6 range (Small Town, Invisible Touch, Flesh for Fantasy), which is also nice, but none of them have a ranking that high on 100+ votes the way Sweet Surrender does.

Worst Rated: Winter Wonderland has a 3.60 off of 10 votes, which I feel is because induction pieces aren’t really going to have much of a following on a mainstream erotica site even if it does have an explicit “Mind Control” section; while Cars has a 3.66 off of 32 votes, which I feel is because it was my first story and it kind of sucks compared to all the others. Even so, my worst stories poll as “slightly above average”, so I feel like I’m getting pretty strong feedback.

Most Commented: Urgent has six comments, although one of those is me politely asking a previous commenter what the holy living fuck he was talking about (he said it should have been explicitly labeled as “gay”, and he didn’t want to read that kind of “disgusting shit”. Which, setting aside the “huh?” factor of a porn reader who didn’t like lesbians, is still incorrect. It was in the “Lesbian” category, not “Mind Control”.) Other than that, Unwritten and Unsent both have five. Must be something about the “U”.

Anyway, hope that interests you! Feel free to head to Literotica and leave comments of your own!