Every so often, I use a fellow author at the EMCSA as inspiration for a blog, and tonight is one of those occasions. His author name is ‘In Leaves’, though his email address suggests his name is Vince, I wouldnt necessarily put good money on it. After all, mine suggests I’m a robot, and as far as I know, I’m not…at present. Neither is my first name Merry (or Meredith), Harlean, or Jean, so that doesnt always follow. But anyway… this guy writes good stories, in an interesting way, so…he’s worth reading.
Tonights blog relates to 2 of his stories, this one being the current one
Fair to say its inspired by Dollhouse, and I love it for that.
Though as far as I know, this is a bit beyond current technology, its something that in the not too distant future, could well happen. Strictly, this plucked an idea from a TV series from my childhood, called Joe 90, but anyway… It comes down to creating a new, temporary, or otherwise persona in the human mind, and using it for ‘other purposes’.
So fine, yes, it would be interesting if Jean Harlow could be implanted in my mind, in such a way that I really thought I was her. And I mean literally, believe I was her! I know, Jean-bot exists in my sub concious mind, and I do let her loose from time to time, its great fun. But in a sense, in terms of modern day life, she works through my memories, so that she doesnt freak out at all this modern gadgetry. Also, most importantly, I’m in control of when I switch back to me, and she cant stop me…yet!
But suppose someone had control over all that, and when they switched me to Jean Harlow, only they could switch me back? And they could do both, just when they felt like it! Yes, maybe its for the best that only other 1 guy could do that to me, and I suspect, knowing him as I do, he would only do it if he had my permission in advance to do so. But I guess, given I would quite enjoy it, even with mere hypnosis, he could probably take me to a whole deeper level of being Jean, with some effort. Or could he? Given that my sub concious already has a Jean-bot package, and I would love being Jean Harlow, I would assume that with time, the answer would be yes, or would my persona always resist that last step of erasure?
Of course, if Dollhouse type programming was reality, it wouldnt even be a contest, now wouldnt that be fun? Even if it was only for short periods, living life, literally as Jean Harlow, hmm…? 😉 Mind, if I do end up back in New England, in September, he might just prove to me just how much I’m in control, and how much Jean really is!
The other story from this author that holds relevance to my forthcoming holiday, is this one
Now that would really be a crazy welcome to Hollywood! Hey, with this, not only would I end up thinking like Jean, I’d probably look like her ‘twin sister’ too! Oh, and much to my disappointment at the time, I discovered the author is not actually from L.A, he just uses Google Maps as reference, as I do from time to time!
But yes, I cant deny, walking into that party, 3 weeks on Saturday, looking just like Jean, thinking exactly like Jean would be an incredible feeling. Sadly, unless I run across a ‘mad scientist’ in L.A, its not likely to happen! I might add, I am planning on going for the look, have found a couple of places near my hotel where I should be able to get my hair done up 30’s style, and my make up as well, with luck. And who knows, I will probably let Jean-bot enjoy at least some of the party too! Though, in theory at least, I will still be in control? Though if anyone can arrange otherwise, so I have to be Jean, all night…please do! Changing me back, after that night, optional? 😉
The video, one of the classic California songs of all time, complete with guitar solos. I think I will be able to check out of the Quality Inn, just fine, but if I find myself in one of Jean’s old homes, and meet her ghost, it might be a different story lol!