Alright, the two blogs have got 1 thing in common for a reason

And fine, the reason for that relates to someone who was born 114 years ago today, in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, before it was even a state, just, hence the obvious song. Though by the time this became a Musical she had long retired from dancing, and given she died somewhere in the first half (or so) of the 1950’s, she might even have been dead. Yes, Clara Johnson’s birthday today.

The amusing, and wonderful thing is that tomorrow morning marks, finally the MRI to try and see what is the matter with my brain. Well, I’d take the robot body, and an AI mind, but not sure they are available! But yes, Rotwang, if you see this, please…

What a couple  of friends are trying to arrange (given how slow the NHS is here) is to get me over to the US, and get my brain sorted out, as well as something else, long overdue to be dealt with too. One of the things that has been mentioned is getting me over there (quite possibly Oklahoma as Clara’s birth state, as I cant afford LA (can anyone?), and if I do, no prizes for working out my name if I  do, wouldnt that be fun. But yes, I always said I’d get the MRI done here first, so we knew the issue, but finally that happens tomorrow, and after that, I said I’d put my brain, and body in Kiefer’s hands, so…

Yes, at some point next year, Clara Elaine Johnson the second might be writing this in Oklahoma, maybe? Or somewhere else, though the only way it will be Hollywood is if I find someone to buy for me, lol

OK, video. OK, in more senses than one, lol! Well, unless Rotwang has done something to the MRI tube, lol?

A new life for ‘me’

Just a brief note before I get started, as mainly covered it in ‘other’ blog, but for those who dont see both blogs… Yes, its been a while, I know. Yes, ended up back at the hospital Saturday, a week earlier than planned, but nothing major found, so on to the MRI this Saturday now! No, sadly, I dont think it has plans to brainwash me, or turn me into a robot, but a woman can dream.

I promised Betsy this a while back, but first she said to wait for chapter 2, as of more interest to me, and yes, she’s right, and I think its fair to say Chapter 3 will do that even more, but… She’d ‘threatened’ me a while back that she was going to do more naughty things to Stephanie Johnson in the future, and she’s finally getting to that point. Clearly the next chapter is going to bring a lot more, mind…

Though she has told me she’s not going to be turned into a robot, or sent back to the 1920’s as a flapper, though how much I believe her, no comment. So probably alien, or mermaid transformation or something, but fine, I’ll find out soon! Yes, I think its more fun when you know the face behind the stories, especially when its somebody like her. So yes, go read  https://mcstories.com/NeedToServe/index.html if you arent already. She’s a great writer, just saying…

I know, my name is Harlean Carpenter, but there is a reason behind it. Mind, if someone has his way, I might soon be Clara Johnson, possibly living in Oklahoma, where the original version was born! We will see, we will see…retired dancer, quite possibly!

To be fair to Betsy, I’m not the only one on the sharp end of her scribe at the moment, though to be fair, the ‘Rosie’ story is very sure, but I’m not sure I will get off as easily!

Right, video time. Talking about my future life, lets go back to something I did in my teens! No, not me in the video, but doing these songs, absolutely

 

Rotwang, someone still loves you

Its fair to say that outside of Metropolis, and a certain Queen video (yes, its coming), its fair to say that Rotwang’s moment of fame is probably quite limited. I’m probably one of few who have used him in more than one story in their career, and in a positive way, I’m possibly the only one! But yes, fine, he made the perfect foil for Belinda Nicholson/ Frazier, along with Maria in a way that never happened in the film for sure. Some might say I made him a far more entertaining character than he ever was in the film, for sure. To be fair, I did the same for Maria, but anyway…

Sadly (even if it was truly practical), I’d have to now pass on visiting him in September anyway, let alone be turned into a robot, but for a positive reason. Yes I’ve already got the new date for my MRI, 7th September. I will have to use a modern day taxi (probably) to get to and from the appointment, as the others are away at that point (Linda will be working), and I was never really going to get to see Rotwang anyway, but such is life.

I’ve also got a lovely lady trying to set up the medical to confirm I’m unable to work again too. I know, formality, but it has to be done all the same.

Still, hopefully get all this out of the way, then get turned into a robot, yes, I only wish! Could jokingly get turned into a Stepford Wife, I guess, again I only wish!

So anyway, fingers crossed I can get on with the rest of my retired life after 7th September at least.

OK, yes, the video, as suggested, is the obvious one, so just enjoy, and imagine me in Miss Helm’s place, oh please! And if you want to read about Belinda, and Rotwang, and help a poor author

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/406177

Das Robotermodell

That will probably get a few dashing to Google Translate, or whichever Translate engine you wish, though seriously, its not that hard to work out, is it?

Given that you cant wear anything metal within a MRI scanner, even zips, I’ve started to try and work out what I can actually wear for the scan, as my slacks all tended to have a buckle on them, even if the slacks are elasticated waists. Most of my skirts have got a metal zip on them too. So I’m sort of coming down to a summer dress, or one of my strapless ones to get over the issue.

But I must admit, the one amusing idea that has crossed my mind, though I suspect its now too late to get one, would be to have it done wearing a silver spandex bodysuit, including ideally a hood. Seriously, can you imagine the fit of giggles I could have, sliding into the MRI chamber wearing that? Even if I had to do it, under a summer dress, for sake of demureness? As I say, not sure I could even get one in time, especially given we’ve now hit the weekend, though that seems to count for less, nowadays. I have actually got the old one (no hood), which if I wore it under said dress, well…? Yes, I have got a hood, but I believe its glittery, so no go, sadly.

I suppose its struck me that said MRI chamber is about as close as I’m likely to get to a robot processing moment in my life now, lets face it. No, I probably wont, but I’m not saying I wont, especially with a full body suit, including hood, could I resist, probably not? What me, strip down to the spandex suit only, before getting in the chamber, well…? I suspect the zip on the commercial ones are probably metal, anyway. And no, I’m not going to find a velcro seal one, in a week, am I?

Right, the video. Kraftwerk, and the vocals are definitely live, though pretty sure the music isnt. Oh, and the German version of the song too, as the blog title might have given away

So, Miss, Brain scan, or Brainwash, your call

Just to say I will probably do a more serious version of this on the other blog, at a later date, as its critical news, so for those seeing both, forgive the repetition. But otherwise…

Yesterday I got the letter from the Hospital confirming my Neurology appointment. For those in the US, used to paying for private health treatment, you might be shocked to hear its not until June. Yes, one dear, wonderful friend certainly was, for sure. For those in the UK, used to the National Health Service, you wont be surprised to hear that I havent got an appointment until mid June. Yes, if I had the money to get it done privately, it ‘might’ be a bit sooner. Yes, seriously, it would be. But I’m poor, will need to wait, as things stand, but if anyone has a few thousand pounds (or more) going spare, feel free to let me know!

As I’ve already mentioned, the thought of getting my brain scanned amuses me totally. Oh, fine the idea of it brainwashing me appeals even more, so if anyone wants to offer me that option instead, again, please do! Fine, ideally, given the choice, please scan, make sure there are no issues, and then brainwash me, oh heaven!

Complete robot makeover (after scan clearance), complete with chrome bodysuit, now we’re really talking! 😉

No, sadly (relatively), all I’m going to get is an MRI, and EEG done on my brain, and no tampering with my mind. But an old woman can hope…?

Video time. I was trying to find something suitable for the brainwashing/conversion side of things, and found this. Yes, I know the guy behind the video (not the lucky victim), and given I can see its a trailer, from about 3 years ago, why not use it? If anyone actually wants the video, or wishes to suggest to him that he converted me, either drop me a line, and I’ll pass it on, or contact him via his website. Oh, if only this worked for real…

The movie queen, to play the scene

Actually, strictly, the title cant be literally about me, as I’ve never (yet) appeared in a movie as at this time. Plays, numerous, darlings. TV shows, oh, one or two. Hell, I’ve even performed as part of a tribute band back in my youth, though no one would want me to now, I’m sure. But a movie, just like Miss Harlow, sadly no. I guess if my voice does recover sufficiently, I might yet, though I would think its unlikely now, even if it did, in truth. Only way I might is in one of those full body outfits, with either a non speaking part, or one of those processed voice roles, which would actually probably be quite fun, as it would probably mean alien, or robot!

The amusing thing is, for all my interest in mind control, and the like, I’ve never had an EEG done on me, let alone anything more interesting than that. Now, one of the things I’ve got lined up for my delight, is an MRI scan on my brain, for understandable reasons. Yes, seizures, passing out and the like definitely need investigating! One of the more interesting events around that will be the need to remove my earrings, which I’ve had in for, err, a few years. Alright, fine, about 10, if not slightly more. It is a case that when you have a slight tremor in your fingers, doing anything delicate yourself isnt going to happen. So they got put in, and there they have stayed. Obviously, to do an MRI, they’re going to have to come out, which should be fun! As for getting a pair into my ears again afterwards, good luck!

One blessing should be, that I dont think I’ll have any issue with the enclosed space, as this is someone who loves the flotation tank experience. Obviously this will be a ‘bit’ noisier than that, but I’m sure I’ll survive. What stuff they will find in my weird, wonderful, and slightly perverted brain, I dread to think! I suspect the MRI scan wont reveal I’m a robot fetishist, and turn me into my dream self, mainly because sadly, I dont think thats possible! But yes, agreed, the chances of me being able to keep a straight face, when a machine is scanning my mind, less than slim, I’m sure!

The interesting thing I’ve seen in the last few days, is an MRI scanner, where you dont lay down in a narrow tube, and have your brain zapped (yeah, I wish!), but instead sit up, and get brainwashed, sorry, scanned while not being as tightly enclosed. Which yes, fine, might be less brainwashing tube scenario, but lets face it, for someone like me, sat in a chair, having my brain scanned that way, would be quite fun.

Sadly, I cant see the NHS taking the (probably) more expensive option somehow. Oh, and yes, if someone offers me a metallic silver bodysuit to have it done in, I definitely wont keep a straight face. If anyone wants to take that as a hint, be my guest! 😉 If someone actually wants to brainwash me in one of those tubes, well… 😀 I know, just wishful thinking.

No, that, by China Crisis isnt the video. Its the Neil Young version, of a song made famous by Gordon Lightfoot.