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Liner Notes for July 2018

July 29, 2018

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Wow, July went by quick, didn’t it? I mean, in theory there were four Saturdays in there, but it really feels like the blink of an eye since I wrote the last one of these Liner Notes. I hate to say it, but autumn is just around the corner… but let’s stave it off a bit longer with a look at July’s stories!

Valentine’s Treatment: This came out of a few different places. One, I’ve been wanting to do more M/M material for a long time now; I’ve been a bit hesitant about it for ages, because it really seems like there’s not much crossover between the audience for M/M hypnosis and the audience for other hypnosis stories, but I’ve had some wonderful people encouraging me to follow my muse and try a little bit of M/M material every now and then.

The second place this came from was an obscure cult movie called ‘The Attic Expeditions’, with Seth Green and Jeffrey Combs and Ted Raimi. It’s a movie that’s very much about psychiatric mindfucks, and one of the scenes that’s always stuck with me is a bit where the main character insists that he’s being kidnapped and held against his will, and the sinister doctor in charge of his treatment tells him that’s not true at all, and produces a video of the main character giving blanket permission for all sorts of invasive procedures. And it’s such a powerful moment, because you just know the doctor is lying even though you don’t know how, and it sucks you right into the atmosphere of paranoia and weirdness very early on in the film. I wanted to try to capture that moment and sexualize it in a twisted way, and I’m very happy with the results even though I think this is going to be one of my obscure cult stories.

Quiet Your Mind: This came about from an explicit request to write an induction piece that could be recorded to play on a loop, with no particular beginning or end, and that would increase susceptibility to hypnotic suggestions and general obedience. I don’t think I can say much more than that without violating some confidences, but I think I’m probably okay in saying that it was greatly appreciated by its target audience.

The Boys of Summer: I’ve been teasing this one for a while, so it probably deserves a bit of attention. The fundamental idea has been sitting in my head for a while now, ever since I decided to keep going with the series after revealing the Girls’ origins in “Girls Girls Girls”. I thought at some point that it would be interesting to contrast the Girls’ benevolent, essentially loving takeover of humanity (and it is both loving and a takeover – while I think the Girls’ end goals are ethical, their methods are clearly approached from the point of view of people who fundamentally do not think of the autonomy of mind and body as a basic right and are willing to violate both in humanity’s best interests) with the kind of use that I imagine a human would put that technology to. And I still fondly remembered the PBS documentary “Triumph of the Nerds”, which had a lot of interesting stuff on the founders of those first computer empires and how they operated.

So from there, I came up with the idea of a human computer genius, sort of an amalgamation of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, who got hold of the Girls technology and reverse engineered it into his own line of androids. And “The Boys of Summer” serves as a counterpart to “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”, showing that the goal of Revolution Technologies is not to direct and steer humanity but to turn it into peripherals for a privileged class of person. I won’t say where it’s all going, but I will say that to Keinan Dyson, so much of human civilization – our culture, our finances, our wars and squabbles over resources – are just a huge waste. A waste of time, a waste of energy, a waste of effort. And he has a way to cut all that away to focus on the bigger picture. He’s very excited about that.

I do want to mention, by the way, that you shouldn’t expect the pace of the metaplot to suddenly accelerate; there’s a lot of market penetration to get through before either the Girls or the Boys get to a point where they’ve snapped up the majority of the human race (between the two of them, they’ve still got less than a billion people in their thrall). And frankly, when the story ends, I’m done writing Girls stories, and I don’t really want that to happen just yet, so I’m going to keep going for as long as I have ideas before I do the series of four or five stories that will act as an “endgame” for the whole deal. I’ll probably alternate Girls and Boys stories for a while (the next one of each is already written) and I hope folks are having enough fun to want the ride to keep going a while yet.

Graded on a Curve: This one is just hot and sweet, a return to an old favorite theme of mine – someone’s thoughts are twisted around by an unscrupulous hypnotist to think they’re being ‘protected’ from evil hypnotists by submitting to a very particular one in very sexual ways. I think I just knocked it out in a couple of hours and was absolutely thrilled with the result. (And judging by the response it’s getting on Literotica, a lot of people seem to agree with me.)

Anyway, that’s July in the books; see you next week for another post, and next month for another Liner Notes!

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