Look at me!

No, not actually me, you see, though if you’re feeling so inclined, then go ahead and do so, there is at least a couple of pics of me around here lol! But truth be told, I’m talking about the lady I’ll be looking at on Thursday evening, Louise Brooks.

Yes, on the ‘silver screen’ in Leeds, I finally get to see one of her films in full, and its probably the most famous one, Pandora’s Box. Yes, unsurprisingly, I’m really looking forward to it, and it will be interesting placing the clips from the OMD video of course, and seeing how many I can spot. And yes, I dont know how weird it will be watching those bits with an entirely different soundtrack lol!

In truth, I could watch the full film on You Tube on my laptop, but in truth, how would you rather see it? Hopefully the same answer as me, on the big screen. I wonder what it will be like, seeing the full length film in fact, after seeing those few moments in the music video? All I can say is that it didnt harm Metropolis for me in any way, after the music video for Radio Gaga, by Queen.

I suspect some might even dress up for the event, in a sense I hope a few do in all honesty. No, I wont be amongst them, as going directly from work, and I dont think a flapper style look would meet with approval there lol! I really should have tried to hunt down a bob wig, but its too late now, and besides, to make it work, I’d have to push a lot of my hair up inside it, so it probably wouldnt work for the best, even if I had?

Oh yes darlings, I’m a real moviegoer, do you know the last film I saw (other than on a plane flying across the Atlantic), I Robot, in Dallas, soon after it came out! Probably be another long gap before I go again, unless the chance to see another Brooks film arises, I suspect.

Its funny, I was listening to this video now, and was just thinking the lyrics could be quite apt for Brooksie. Yes, I always play the video first, to make sure the link works. So make your own choice as to who you look at, but for me, both Geri, and Louise have me beat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31mlEEs9_Vk

A New Form Of Massage

As a number of my long term readers know, I suffer somewhat with painful joints, mainly the knees, and have a back that can play up when its in the mood to do so as well. Also, given that I’m slightly past 50 by now, my body is beginning to age anyway, not for the better, either. Yes, another advantage of being turned into a robot, a nice new, fresh body, and no concern about aching joints, or much else, I guess? 😉

So yes, regular massage sessions are part of my regime, and yes guys, I mean a proper massage lol! 😛 Though there are times, rather like now, if I’m being honest, when some joints (right knee at present) seem determined to annoy me considerably, even though my next session isnt for another week or so. Oh, and if you’re wondering, I’ve had bad knees now for over 40 years, the result of a collision with a show jumping fence as a child. Its always been a pain, but as you get older, it does get worse. Yes, I also know that short of getting a new robot body (ha ha), I’m probably going to have to get artificial knee joints before too much longer, but trying to delay it as long as I can, dont want them wearing out before I do too!

Now to the more interesting bit. A few months ago, I did a quick day trip over to Manchester. In the Arndale Centre over there, I heard this loud whooshing noise, and when I turned the corner, I saw a pair of these machines, marked as Aqua Massagers. Hey, I love anything techy, so I took a closer look. Looked quite interesting, and not a silly price either, so in my way, I thought about it for 5 minutes or so, tempted to give it a go, but walked away. Why, I had a massage already booked for the next day with Linda, thats why! Didnt stop me nearly turning around and doing it anyway, but… I was trying to work out where you got changed lol, I assumed you got wet! Blonde moment, I know. Since then I’ve found out that you stay in your clothes, as its all lined, and all you get is the benefit of the water, and no soaking! Now I find out you get given a pair of headphones that help you to relax with soft music…alright, you can see the mind control writer stuff creeping in here, cant you lol?

I assume they cant brainwash you that much in 10 minutes, but who knows? 😉 Would I mind if they did, probably not! Lets just say that I’ll be back over in Manchester in just under 4 weeks, and I plan to give it a try then. Anyway, for those who havent seen one of these, here is a promo video from You Tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlGn2qFiSVo

If anyone has tried it, let me know what its like. And if someone says they need 20 minutes to brainwash you with the headphones, I’ll book a double session lol!

Being Boring

A comment that generally sums up my social life perfectly, I have 2 weeks of real fun, and even that is pretty quiet by most peoples standards. But this year at least, there is generally one event, the Works Christmas Dinner to break up the quietness, but this year, I’ve gone crazy, got 2 other dates out in November too.

It all starts on the 1st of November, when some lucky lady gets to see her favourite actress (well, one of them at least) in probably her best known film. Yes, Louise Brooks is coming to Leeds, well, the film Pandora’s Box is at least, for one glorious night. To finally get to see the movie in full will be quite something, though seeing bits of it, without an OMD soundtrack might be a bit strange lol! No, I’m not dressing up flapper style, because I wll be heading there directly from work. Oh alright, I almost certainly wouldnt have done anyway, but at least I’ve got an excuse for not doing so! 😛

But yes, I’m hoping some do so, all the same.

Later in the month, on the 24th, I head back pretty much to the same place in Leeds, the Grand Theatre, though then it will be in the Theatre, not in the side cinema. Its a dear friends birthday, and we are all off to see Oliver. I might dress up slightly more for that though, as I wont be working, its at the end of my week off on holiday in fact. Well, strictly I’ve got the Sunday off too, given my job, but besides all that… But no, it wont be a Victorian style dress and corset lol that I’ll be wearing all the same!

Then on December 6th is the Works Christmas Dinner, also in Leeds! Is it ironic, its the only time of year I actively bother to socialise with those I work with? Not that there are many other chances, but anyway…Its somewhere new this year, which is why I’m giving it a go, should be fun, I hope. Who, me, posh frock, 4″ heels, oh absolutely…not! Just not my style, and besides, my knees are not a sight to reveal to anyone, too much surgery done on them for that! Plus they would object strongly to me wearing heels anyway, even without the ridiculous height they would make me. So yes, nice blouse, nice trousers, flat shoes, and lets leave it at that.

After that, my social life should get back to its nice, quiet self, excluding Christmas Day dinner out with the others from here, but that wont be a wild occasion anyway.

After that, should be nice and peaceful until ‘Mary Brooks’ hits Wichita in April, and I doubt that will be that wild lol. Even if Kate and I do end up doing a tour of the area together, well, it wont be wild. Livelier maybe, wild, probably not! 😉 Just a shame I cant get an ID (or the like) in that name for the trip, that really would be fun. Sadly, not going to happen.

Anyway, the video, you can take this title whichever way you like about my social life, its certainly something the Pet Shop Boys leave to the imagination lol!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC8OVs8k__A

College football bias

I only wish I’d had the time to post this before the game, but some might say its safer after the result lol! It definitely is after a 55-14 win, yes!

I guess its fair to say with things like college football support, I let Louise Brooks influence my choice. So yes, as you guessed, I might have developed a Kansas, or to be strictly correct in this case, a Kansas State affiliation. So alright, Manhattan, KS is nearly 200 miles from Cherryvale, and over 100 miles from Wichita, but anyway… its as good a logic as I can come up with. Kansas is nearer, but basketball seems to be their speciality, and football is my true love, so…

Oh, did I mention it, Kansas State are unbeaten this year. And not because they’ve been playing softies, not only were they underdogs last night at West Virginia, they were underdogs when they went to Oklahoma too. Yes, beat both, though beating Oklahoma wasnt as spectacular as yesterday, but that was against a team that simply doesnt lose at home. Oh, they did! I’ll be honest, what I know about Collin Klein beyond stats, and a picture, pretty much nothing. Sadly ESPN America over here dont seem to fancy showing K-State play, for whatever reason. Mind, to be fair, evening games out there arent a time I could watch anyway! But I could catch highlights, or replays, but… 😦

Not that things get easy just now. Next week is at home to Texas Tech, who also thumped West Virginia only a week ago. Alright, they won at home, we won in Virginia, and the match up is in Kansas, but, it wont be easy, thats for sure. After that, Oklahoma State, and some gentle rivalry with my dear friend Kate. I never dreamt when discussing it with her in September that it would be like this though.

As I say, I’m getting quite into college sports lol!

The video, well, this might show a bit of bias, and no, I have no idea who the K-State mask really is. Also, for those from ‘redneck’ country, or West Virginia, and lack a sense of humour, you may be better off avoiding this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IALwo-Z_6qU

Forever Autumn

No, I know it wont be, but it gives away what the video is at least, lol! 😛

I have actually noticed it for a week or so now, temperaturs are definitely getting cooler, and whereas not so long ago the temperatures were threatening 60, now they are struggling to hit 50! Oh, and just to prove Kansas is trying to make me jealous, as I type this, the mercury in Wichita is in the high 70’s, admittedly mid afternoon, but it barely reached 50 here at any point today.

The reason I noticed it more today, was that I was out at lunchtime, not early morning or late evening as it seems to have been of late with my work. Then, I just tend to wrap up well because of those things, but today was a visit to the beauty therapist (aka miracle worker, with me), so out and back in daytime. And yes, I still wrapped up well, and included my cute little pull on hat, because the wind was blowing so much! And yes, summer here at least, is well and truly over.

To be honest, most of it wont be missed, its been pretty dismal if I’m being truthful. We did get a burst at the very end of summer, but that really was it. Now its getting to the point where I’m thinking of tracking down where my thicker, winter coats are. Yes, I know where my winter boots are, but havent felt the need to wear them…yet! Nor hopefully will I need to, for at least a month or two yet!

For someone whose social diary is generally notoriously quiet (alright, dead), its actually looking quite lively at present, with a whole 2 dates in it! Firstly, in just over 2 weeks, I’m off to the cinema in Leeds. No, not to watch some modern movie, but definitely one that many would tie into my tastes. Yes, Opera North in Leeds are going to show Pandoras Box, starring you know who! 😉 No way was I missing that, darlings. x

Much though it might be fun to dress up accordingly, I wont be. Main reason for that is that I will be going there directly from work, and then heading home by train and bus afterwards. And lets face it, a slip of a flapper style dress, in November, in Leeds, no, doesnt work. Fine if you can just slip out the theatre into a car and go home, but for those of us using public transport…I did consider getting a helmet bob wig for the event, but in all hionesty, my own hair is blonde, and would be longer than the wig, so…I suspect some will get dressed up though, will be fun to see.

The other, that annual event known as the Works Christmas Dinner, in the early part of December. Somewhere new this year, so giving it a try. No dears, blouse and trousers for me, not a nice dress, just my style I’m afraid. Certainly not high heels, that is a certainty, even if someone does convince me, or bribe me into a dress lol!

But for now, it seems to be forever autumn, and here is the video. Not sure whether I should credit Justin Hayward, or Moody Blues for this, You Tube seems inconsistent over the matter. Either way, its a lovely song, with some lovely autumnal images here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsCdlX-5UjE

And I Miss You

Yes, this concerns a regular reader of this blog.

I’ll keep this pretty short, those that know already will know who its about, for those who dont, you have got an absolutely brilliant video as a second prize.

Let me just say that its not the desert thats missing you, its a very well kept garden! And its not just me there who wants you back, a lot of other people do as well, as I’m sure you know, and realise by now. Oh, and ‘Siobhan’ is missing you as well.

I know what bad times can be like, I’ve been there myself in the dim, distant past, but have got past it now, I’m so pleased to say.

Right, I’m not saying any more tonight, I might have pushed my luck already?

Oh, that sensational video, as promised, a brilliant live version, of a superb song, the title of this blog might just give you a hint.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc5MzTapsHM&feature=related

To my other regular readers, I promise a more normal blog again tomorrow.

Until then, I miss someone, like the desert misses the rain x

Virtual Reality

It was reading a story on the EMCSA today that made me think about this. Though that was purely a visor, and the effects, well, maybe they were pure fiction lol! But what it of course reminded me of, was something that long ago was going to not only change gaming, but the world as we knew it, virtual reality.

Yes, I’m old enough to remember when it first came out as a concept, with its special visor, and all over body suit, and a pair of very large gloves. To be honest, all the talk back then was how all this gadgetry would be out in arcades in less than 2 years, and that everyone would get to experience it. Thing is, over here at least, it never happened. There was someone, waiting to get all dressed up in all this VR gadgetry, and she never got the chance!

Alright, as far as I know, no game ever came out that transformed the wearer into a robot, and I certainly know of no visor/headset that gave you the thought processes (and controlled mental state) of a robot, but anyway…I never got to discover, because it never really left the science labs. Now, I’m not a gamer, so dont quote me on this, but have some of the more recent/current consoles actually gone some degree towards this or not? Visor wise maybe, though as far as I know, nothing that requires you to wear a body suit to get totally immersed in the game has ever came along. As I say, I’m not a gamer, but if I got the chance to try something like that, you bet I would!

Seemingly in the science lab at least, things have moved on, though I note this one only seems to need a visor, maybe sight and sound are the only virtual senses you need nowadays? But if anyone out there is developing a virtual robot suit, and need a guinea pig to try it on, as Blondie would say, call me!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-mK5oNkr-I

Brainwashing, roleplay style

To complete the trilogy. Food for thought, maybe?

Maybe, just maybe, wiping the mind clean through hypnosis, temporarily or longer is possible, with a willing candidate at least? But as this would need a highly competent hypnotist prepared to do such a thing, who the ‘victim’ could trust to reboot them as a human safely afterwards, its not a likely event. Clearly for someone like me, being left as a robot for a while once tranced and wiped (say, about an hour or so) would be something I wouldnt mind trying. Or, maybe not totally wiped, but no more than a passenger in my body, unable to think for myself, while obeying commands given to me. One thing is for certain, if you couldnt write a good mind control robotisation story after that, I dont know lol!

Could be done, but find someone prepared to do something like that, while being trustworthy enough to let them play with your blank mind for an hour or two, probably not the easiest combination to find lol. Still more likely than finding someone with a proper brainwashing machine all the same. Of course, with something like that you might not get your mind back after an hour or two, but… 😉

But anyway, lets get back to what this piece is about, a brainwashing roleplay scene. Nothing permanent, not even anything temporary in real life, just a scene where it might look like, or even more so, feel like, you are actually being brainwashed, even if its only in your active imagination!

The simplest solution is something very basic, like a cycle, or motorcycle helmet. Couple of well positioned pads of some kind over the ears, or on the forehead could work as the brainwashing electrodes, though clearly they have to be noticeable to the wearer. You could actually use electrode pads, connected up or otherwise, but that isnt critical. Clearly going down the actual electrode pad route, you really do need to connect them up, and have a control box handy, just not switch it on lol! That just adds to the reality of things, knowing it wont be switched on, but it could be. Heightens the tension is the term that comes to mind, I guess? Or, if you really want the “victim” to wonder, switch it on really low!

The other route is the good old fashioned chair, or table, with some sort of headset, something a la chair in the hairdressers that you get put under to dry your hair. Though clearly the aim of this would be to clean the mind, not dry the hair lol! Instead of sucking the dampness out of your hair, sucking the braincells out of your mind! Its doable, its creatable, a large bucket or the like could be the brainwashing chamber? Of course a combination of both could work even better lol!

So brainwashing can be quite a simple roleplay, I guess? 😉 Certainly no equipment as complex as this is needed, thats for sure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=NdswaR3vFl4

To be honest, a robotisation roleplay doesnt really need any more, though clearly in that case, electrodes could actually be used powered up, on parts of the body, to add to the effect. Nipple clamps could also be attached, that would be equally as shocking as a few volts passing through you lol! Might be tricky wearing a silver body suit, but with just silver leggings …?

Of course some probably have ideas of their own, quite possibly some more ‘delicious’, and possibly more exciting than mine? Hopefully someone is thinking to himself that thats tame compared to what he’s thinking about lol!

So, if there is anyone out there, other than one I already know, who fancies brainwashing (rp, or hypnosis), or even robotising me (same things, I guess) then drop me a line, make me an offer, and… who knows? 😉

A Robotised Mind

Yes, a follow up to the last posting. There we discussed a very nice looking robot body, now lets contemplate the perfect robot mind.

To ask how it would feel, is probably an irrelevant question, because the robot wouldnt feel, or more correctly, think for itself in the slightest. It would either operate by its programming, or the commands given to it, by whatever method. Personally, I’m a fan of the headset/helmet method of doing this, with an earpiece or two, commands can simply, and quickly given to the robot, and the command could be instantly carried out. Also, for me at least, the ears should be covered by such helmet, no risk of any other commands being received in this case, if someone was simply to talk to the robot.

But beyond the whole practical “empty mind” thing, for now, I wonder how it would feel if you were c0ntrolled in this way, could feel it, but had no power over your mind and body? A pretty strange sensation I would imagine, simply being a passenger within your own body. Well, alright, maybe its your own body, maybe its your body enclosed in a chrome shell, or even just maybe (though I suspect only in fiction at present) your whole body has been converted to a nice chrome shell?

But lets keep this into “reality” at present, as this is a follow up to the Graybot suit posting, and therefore look at that style of robotic control, and transformation. Given I see it as a suit, lets assume you put it on, and maybe can take off again, said suit. Alright, I suspect the likelihood is that once on, it stays on, but anyway…Equally, lets note that suit is purely a body suit, so if that young ladies mind has been robotised as well, then something else carried out that process, be it chair, helmet, or a nice set of electrodes, or more likely a combination of at least two of those lol!

Post processing, her mind simply obeys the commands given to her by her controller, by whatever means. As I say, helmet for me, maybe they just took it off for the picture, and there is latent control. Who knows, she might have some nice brain implants by now, that mean no helmet is now needed, an equally hot idea for me, to be honest.

How does that feel though? Would you just feel nothing, if your mind has been erased or whatever, not knowing anything until a command was issued, and then obey it? Would you even be aware of your surroundings? Presumably either your visual processes arent wiped out, or how will you be able to see to carry out said orders? With a full helmet, it would be possible to use some sort of camera system, but otherwise… and the Graybot look clearly doesnt use that lol!

Just how blank can you make the human mind? I dont really know, can hypnosis take you down that road? You can influence thoughts by the use of it, thats for sure, as a beneficiary of hypnotherapy in a big way, I know that, and am amazed by the results. But thats more about slipping into a trance, than any form of mind wiping, lets face it.  Mind control of sorts, yes, you could definitely say that, but brainwashing by hypnosis, I cant see it somehow. As I see it, hypnosis can affect the brain, but not wipe it completely. But can hypnosis take you to a point where you think you’ve been brainwashed?

I dont know, maybe someone who knows might comment here? Yes, I’d love to feel the sensation of being totally brainwashed and empty, but would prefer the chance of deciding if I like it before its made permanent lol! Silver robot suit a must if that is the plan btw! 😉 So, if any hypnotist is prepared to let me experience that totally empty mind, or there is a scientist out there who wants to do it by more ‘exciting’ means, then give me a shout! Sadly online hypnosis doesnt work with me, plenty have tried. One on one, I go under very quickly, so I’m told. Clearly the scientist method would need my prescence lol, chance would be a fine thing!

Ah, the video. Given dear James is the one regular commenter here, I’ll give him a video treat, with the programme this is taken from.  Though looking at the Dalek design, this isnt from a recent show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V27dA9K1QA8&feature=related