If I believed it was the 1920’s?

Alright, I suspect there might be a few readers here who miss the more entertaining (aka weird) postings I used to make here, and dream of the old days. Certainly judging by the stats, they still seem pretty popular, so…?

Thinking forward to Blackpool next month, and the showing of Some Like It Hot, and those of us doing the 1920’s thing, as volunteers, I was just wondering what it would be like if some (or all) of the volunteers actually thought they had been whisked to modern day Blackpool, from those glorious days!

No, I’m not suggesting actual mind control devices as such, though I might not say no, but just say, for example, a hypnotist made those of us happy for it to be done to us (which obviously includes me!) think we were actually from the 1920’s? Might make any flappers even more fun to be around! No, I think my days of being a cute young flapper (without a rejuvenation machine) would be beyond me, but for some…? Not that I would say no to a full frisky young flapper makeover, mind!

I just think it might make it even more fun for the modern day public, if those ’20’s folk’ actually thought they were from the 1920’s! I know, probably the only one who would think this was fun, but you never know? Anyway, if by sheer luck, any hypnotist from Blackpool area, or someone that knows such a person reads this, then yes, I’d love it done, even if at 60, I wont be young, and not too cute! Mind, I suppose the issue of changing everyone (or just me) back again afterwards might make it all a bit complex? Ah well…?

Mind, if it didnt happen that I changed back, only after I slept, it wouldnt be the first time I’ve ‘travelled’ as a 20’s flapper! Mind, she was prepared for modern life, but I guess we would have to be this time, as allegedly at least, no one from the 20’s would know about things like cell phones lol!…angelic look…

PS If anyone in the area reading this, wants details of the evening, either comment to me, or go on Winter Gardens website, and check out Some Like It Hot night.

Video time. Old song, modern version, quite apt under the circumstances, just maybe?

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That Same Old Feeling

Every so often, along comes a story at the Archive that amuses me more than most, and today has produced one of them! This one by the illustrious genius known as ‘Jukebox’.

http://192.155.80.152/ChooseToBeMe/index.html

Oh fine, why can I never get an offer like that? I’m sure by the sound of it, that even 60’s year old’s would come out with that stunning look, after a meet with Francesca lol! Oh agreed, I’d prefer a Clara Johnson, or second best, Jean Harlow version of that makeover, but given the description given of her, I’m sure I could just about cope with looking like that!

Even more so, given it would mean saying goodbye to damaged knees, damaged back, and everything else too! Yes, like Betty, I’m definitely nothing special to look at, at present, but after that transformation, oh wow! Fine, I was amused when Betty tried to resist at the end, but why am I not surprised that it was a futile gesture?

So yes, if Francesca is looking for a victim at present, it would make a heavenly 60th birthday present for me, in 6 weeks time, and counting! Well, from Friday at least!

Given that the video relates to this, I’ll slip it in now, rather than at the end. Depressing thing for me, this is all but 50 years old, and I remember it being released, and probably sang along to it, imagining I was the singer!

Thats not the only story that amused me in the wishful makeover sense today, there was this one as well

http://192.155.80.152/Admiration/index.html

Only thing is, I’d love to be everything that a certain Clara was, in this case! Be warned, this story is a little more adult than the first one, just warning… No, as far as I know, none of the pills I’m taking are having this effect on me…sadly!

Gang On The Run

OK, tonight is going to be one of that occasional series where I take a story I’ve read, and develop it into a blog. Given where its posted, its not hard to work out that things might not work out for the best for the group in the Escape Room, but read it, and find out

http://192.155.80.152/EntrancingEscapeRoom/index.html

Yes, I know I’m weird, but I have to say that this sounds a fun place to go! What a way to lose your mind lol!

OK, blog stuff. I’d never seen one of those Escape Room places until last May, when I saw one in Hollywood, on one of the corners of a street, along Hollywood Boulevard. I admit it, the details outside appealed to my fascination, so I tried looking up more about it online. Big snag was, its a group thing to do, and I was on my own. So no, it never happened! Besides which, I wasnt sure if I really had the money to try it on my own, even if it had been possible. But fine, there were a couple of concepts that appealed no end (I think one was a mental asylum type place), but wasnt to be.

Since then, one has opened up in Huddersfield, quite close to where I get off the bus in town in the morning. No, I havent even looked into it, given that I assume all these places are designed for small groups, and not for one person to do. In truth now, given the state of my back, its quite possible that the chance of me ever doing anything like this, is now probably gone. I know my readers are notorious for not ever commenting on my posts, but if anyone has done an escape room adventure, and knows what they’re like, please let me know. If you dont want to comment here, and I can fully understand, then just email me, at robotunit8@hotmail.com and let me know that way. Fine, no one will, but no harm in asking!

And yes, I know, compared to the one in the story, even if you lose, then I’m sure they are very tame in comparison lol! Who, me, want to submit my mind to control by a machine, oh surely not?

But yes, if anyone knows, and wants to quell my curiosity, then let me know here, or by email, pretty please.

The video, bit of a clue in the title, if not blindingly obvious!

I will always love you?

Or an alternate title might be, this is the script that no actress would ever expect to see. Oh, technically its a story, but yes, its done as a script for an infomercial, which was probably far funnier for me, as an actress, than it might be for many!

http://192.155.80.152/LoveLocked/index.html

For those sensitive types, yes, there is an incest tag, some very mild stuff between mother and daughter. Note, I’m not a fan of incest, even in fictional theory, but its so minor in this, I could live with it. But lets just say, you’re warned!

No, I’ve never seen a script like this in my acting career, hardly likely I suppose, given that most of my work has been in small/medium parts in theaters, and a few small (or smaller) parts on TV. But yes, I’ve seen those type of commercials, especially in the US, and I roared with laughter reading this, knowing what they’re like.

Thankfully, or otherwise, I’m now too old for a script like this. Yes, it wouldnt work with someone who is nearly 60, lets face it! But fine, I couldnt resist posting this, just because its so much of an actress/actor type piece, and gave me a fit of the giggles accordingly. Yes, we are a weird, perverse bunch of people, believe me! šŸ˜‰

Right, the video. I know, everyone says this is Whitney Houston’s song, and I guess, in a sense nowadays, it is. But Dolly Parton wrote it, Dolly sang it originally, and so, in terms of educating my readers, take a listen to her version, OK? Because if you dont, I might set those Lovelock people on you, OK? šŸ˜‰

Its nice to know how you feel!

Let me say that this post is meant in jest, but given I was lacking subject material tonight (feel free to send ideas), I thought I’d roll with this, and hope Betsy doesnt kill me for doing it. In truth, the story is really good, and if you love well written, sharply done enslavement stories, with a dose of dry humor, this could well be for you. I will warn you, she does have a thing for including ‘body matters’ in her story, so if that sort of thing might put you off, consider yourself warned. The link for the whole story is http://192.155.80.152/Auction/index.html but its Chapter 3 I’m focusing on tonight.

No, the last thing I expect from Betsy is forewarning of any element relating to myself, I think we both prefer it when I only find out when I get to that point in the story. So, when I came across this point today…

The two girls, presumably trainees or there for work experience, were talking softly to each other but stopped at our entrance and checked the animals for deviations. Not one of the animals was talking or even making a sound when we entered. In fact, they never made a sound the whole time we were there.

I didnt think any more of it, other than as info for the story. But then, a few paragraphs later, I found this…

Everything calmed down for a second or two, during which time Abbey the cunt ordered Steph the cunt and Clara the cunt to set up the emergency stall. The girls ran off to obey, taking the long way round in order to stay well away from their new charge.

Dont take the cunt stuff too seriously, Gillian, the lady in the story seems to call most people by that term of endearment lol!

But yes, to many, Steph is my name (and is still my middle name), and Clara is of course my well known past life name, both of which she knows, so the chances of that being coincidence, pretty slim! Yes, I roared with laughter, in case you were wondering! We have a wonderful online relationship, which tends to involve winding each other up at times, and this was seemingly one of them. As to this

Those girls were competent and worked as a team. I remembered that. If I got out here Iā€™d have to kill them quickly.

Well, its nice to have some warning lol, not that I can move at any speed at present, anyway!

In truth, I always find it fun when I get these unexpected moments in stories, especially from Betsy, probably because they are less than respectful, I love them more!

Right, video time, a witty response to that lovely lady, with a song nearly as old as me!

How would it feel?

As someone definitely more into the technological side of mind control, rather than the relatively ‘tamer’ version applied through hypnosis, I’ve always wondered how it would actually feel to be mind controlled, or brainwashed, in reality. Of course, let me say, that as its all fictional, and impossible in real life, this is purely hypothetical, but…?

Strictly the mind control side of things depends on what is done to the lucky person, sorry, victim of the mind control. Some are taken over so totally that not only do they think that their new thoughts are their own, they may not even realize they’re being controlled! Of course there are others, where they know they are being controlled, but are hopeless to resist it, to any degree. And yes, you get a few where resistance does happen, for a while at least, but in the end…the inevitable happens.

But the one I’m going to look into more tonight, is the actual brainwashing stuff. Usually, thankfully in stories, if someone is brainwashed, they tend to get reprogrammed with new thoughts, so unless you’re turning them into an actual robot, or robot like machine, why not just tamper with the thoughts in the first place, rather than making all that effort? Well, I suppose if you want to create a whole new identity, or person, its easier that way, to wipe clean, then start again, but if you just want control over someone…?

But lets say you brainwash someone, or more ideally in my case, are thoroughly brainwashed, what does it feel like for the recipient? Are you literally blank minded, incapable of doing anything, or recognizing anyone around you, without being commanded to do so? Is there actually any point in brainwashing someone, and not actually reprogramming them to obey commands anyway? And if brainwashed, is it simply a blank minded state of blissfulness, or something more? You cant think surely, if your mind has been erased, or does something else kick in, to counteract that fact?

A question I’m going to ask of any hypnotist reading this, though I guess none will answer, regardless, is could you actually ‘brainwash’ a willing victim through hypnosis? I only ask because I’m curious to know what its actually like to feel like you’ve been brainwashed, even temporarily like this, just to discover what it actually feels like. And if literally brainwashed, in that way, and unable to think for themselves, could you then override the practice that the subject has to be willing to do things suggested to him. Because normally, anyone could react, and stop anything happening to them (despite fictional hypnosis stories that suggest otherwise), but if your mind has been wiped clean, in theory at least…? Hmm?

Yes, if anyone quite literally wants to show me, or let me experience it, I’d love to. Whether you then leave me as a mindless, obedient robot, hmm? šŸ˜‰

Right, video time. One of those Slade songs that even if you’re old enough to remember them, unless you were a big fan like me, you probably dont know it, but you should!

And so I must travel to Wakefield

Slightly more low brow a place than Rio, and no, its not that Mike Nesmith video, though I do love it, all the same. Its just that I used the other obvious title on the other blog, so wanted a different title here, in case they get comments, or likes (ha ha), so that I know which version it relates to.

I have (online at least) known Betsy for a little while now, though in truth, beyond her writings, our messages to each other online, and the odd blog comments, I really dont know her that well. No, never met her, probably never will, but all the same…

To be fair, she asked my approval before posting this

http://192.155.80.152/ItAllStartedInWakefield/index.html

by sending me a section of it, and my only objection was the name of ‘my’ character. So, Seraphina became Maria, and after last night, the rest is history. And no, most of what she writes about my character are stuff she’s gauged from our ‘mail’ to each other, and what I write on the forums, both in words, and reviews. But to say she’s hit the mark, is putting it mildly!

Before you ask, no, I doubt we will ever actually meet. She probably enjoys her privacy way too much, and besides, there is always the risk of letdown when you meet someone you think you know, but probably dont. Its possible, we are both in the North of England, but thats probably as close as it will ever get, online.

Yes, she’s got me to a tee, and I suspect she bears a resemblance to Rhia, in attitude at least, from the little that I know about her. Though I might add, I have no evidence that Betsy can actually control minds lol!

So yes, even though in all reality, I will never meet Betsy, she will always have a special place in my heart, all the same.

OK, the video. I used the Fugees version over on the other blog, so lets use the original artist for this one, Roberta Flack.