Down At The Club

Yes, anyone who has had the fortune to read my early stuff on the EMCSA, knows that I had a tendency back then to use myself as the, err, victim of events very often. Thankfully, at some point I eventually got out of the habit, though its fair to say that CJ (who strictly is me, as anyone who read, or purchased ‘Hollywood Happening’ would know) is pretty much me, in another identity. I try to base the older version of Clara on as much details of her as I could trace, but yes, fine, she might be submissive, because I am! Other actresses used do tend to be based more on details known about them, which is why Jean might be sassy, but she’s submissive too. Yes, evidence suggests she was, and her parents (using her step father as the father figure) certainly seemed to control her, for sure.

But yes, over the years, the thing that has tickled me the most, is when other people include ‘me’ in a story. Yes, I love it! And this week, we have a story including my Merry Brooks persona, which I absolutely adored. The link to the story, oh sure?

http://192.155.80.152/UnderTheHillFranchiseAliciasVisit/index.html

Oh, and if anyone is offering, I would love to wear that Iron Man suit, believe me! The nipple piercings? Fine, if I must, but given the choice, I’d probably pass. But lets face it, this isnt about my choice, is it? 😉 I’m definitely passing on the high wire sex frolics though! Mainly because my physical body isnt up to it, than anything else, but anyway…And yes, if you want to tamper with my mind, to make me even more suitable for the role, more than fine by me!

Yes, feel free to read Betsy’s other stories too, especially the other ‘Under The Hill’ one, which is referenced here, but besides that…

And yes, I really enjoy the honor, when it happens.

OK, the video, a real golden oldie. Yes, you’re right, the clue is in the blog title, no surprise!

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A writing retreat

As many of my blog readers will know, I write stories, and have done for about 15 years now. All the early stuff, plus a few more recent ones can be found here

http://192.155.80.152/Authors/Robotunit8.html

Warning, some of the early stuff isnt all that great, unsurprisingly my writing skills have developed over the years. As have my tastes. Most of my recent stuff, the mind control level is either so minimal to be negligible, or not even there at all. And to be honest, nowadays I write far less sci fi, and far more stuff written in the 1920’s or 30’s. Though occasionally, as with my latest piece, which I finished today, I have been known to connect both.

In this case though, the story is actually set in the current day (or strictly, about a year from now), as a follow up to my latest piece, “A Hollywood Happening”, which you can find here,

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Z6Z4NLQ?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Though strictly, the modern day actress who stars at the end of this, and entirely in the new story, is loosely based on a 1920’s and 30’s bit part actress, who I discovered under hypnotic regression, was me, in a previous life! But of course, the modern day Clara Johnson is just a personal view on how her life would be today. I suspect this piece will appear on that Archive you see at the top in good time, though it may go out as an ebook as well.

But enough of that, though it sets up this blog, its not the main reason for it.

On Twitter (I’m lurking there as @harleanlook, if you want to link), one of the groups I follow is a writing retreat, somewhere near Seattle, called Hedgebrook. And every year seemingly, they invite female writers to apply for a stay at their delightful retreat on Whidbey Island, and write in seclusion. You can also enjoy the scenery, good company, and everything else, sounds amazing. And from what I’ve seen, and read, some amazing writers have spent time there, and loved it. The link to their site

http://www.hedgebrook.org/

Yes, a humble writer like me would love to do something like that, but me, beat off the competition, cant see it. But a bit like a delightful man at Loughborough University, for some reason, they think I should apply, and give it a go. Why not, you say, its not like I’m working at present or anything, after all? Well, actually that was part of my reason for not considering applying, there’s a fee involved with application, and I really ought to be preserving my funds. Oh fine, shot down, someone like me, the fee would be waived.

So now, what the hell, I’m going to go for it, though with no great expectations of winning. But yes, it would be an amazing place to go, if I won, I must say, so fingers crossed. Thing is, this wouldnt be a short, so I guess I’m either going to write the Jean Harlow biography I’m told I should do, turn “No Place Like Nome” into the full length story I’m told it should be, or do a crazy piece of sci fi, probably involving robots, and transformation! Realistically, it has to be the “Nome” story, I have been looking for a reason for years to develop that, and I should do that. But… Maybe I need to be hypnotically regressed, and write the unique Clara Johnson (auto)biography, though I can see much of a market for that!

The video. Its about writing songs, not novels, but its close enough!

So, given its November…

As a few around here might know, or otherwise, there is a sweet little Mind Control Forum, known to its members as The Garden Of MC ( http://mcgarden.org/forum/index.php ), of which I’m a moderator (2nd level management), mainly because of all the writing I used to do, and all the story reviews I still do. Having said that, in the next few weeks or so, I should be posting a new, short story, so be warned!

Well, normally, each month of late, we have a writing exhibition, started by one of a pair of lovely gentlemen, but this month, 6 days into the month, neither had appeared to start anything. So yes, I took control of matters, and posted one up myself. I thought at least 10 seconds over the title of the board, before coming up with ‘Harlean’s happenings’. Yes, I know, unoriginal, but with an edge of snappiness, so…

Well, given its November, there is a small celebration held each year in the US (where the majority of members are), called Thanksgiving. So given I was trying to think up a plot point, more or less on the spot, well, I thought that would do!

Quite simple, blog readers, write a short story, 5000 words or less, revolving around Thanksgiving, and related events. So if the NFL is your scene, or Black Friday is shopping heaven for you, then those count as much as the big day festivities. Indeed, if you want to put a historical bent, on the origins of the celebration, feel free.

Yes, fine, if you’re a member at the Garden, just jump in. If not, you have 2 choices. You can join, given we dont bite, you’d be perfectly safe, as mind control is purely fiction. Well, there is hypnosis, but…you cant do anything too naughty with that, unless the victim, sorry, other person is willing lol! The other option, if you want to join in, but not become a member, email me it, at robotunit8@hotmail.com , giving it a title that wont end up in my junk file, and I’ll post it for you!

No, you dont need to include that ‘nasty’ mind control stuff unless you want to, its an open contest in that sense. Clearly given the judge is me, mentions of Hollywood’s golden age, or silent era movie, might, and I do mean might earn bonus points! 😉 There may, or may not be judging, I’m not saying at this point!

But go on, if you’re experienced, turn your hand to it. If you’re not, then have some fun, try something, even if its only a few hundred words long.

There, publicity done!

The video, well the best known version of this is by the Monkees, but this is the original Carole King demo version! I’m sure they celebrate Thanksgiving in ‘Pleasant Valley’ lol

An old story returns

Its funny, isn’t it? You would assume that by now that a story written 11 years ago had lived out its time? Wrong, so it seems!

Yes, back in 2002, I wrote a story called ‘The Carolina Experiment’, shortly after my last visit to Richmond, Virginia. Funnily enough, just as I’m about to head back there for the first time since then, I start a flow of emails with someone about the story. Unsurprisingly I only know him by his ‘online’ email name, nothing more, but thats irrelevant. What is relevant is the subject matter, which in this case wasnt actually a true robotisation, but more about brain implants, and the effect they can have on the human mind. Of course, given it was a mind control story, its not hard to work that out! The interesting concept was the one that settings could be at different levels of control, from 10, where the person would barely realise they were being controlled, and theoretically be able to refuse, if something really abhorrent was suggested, through to 100, where you would be the thoroughly obedient, and pretty mindless robot. No prizes for working out which end of the scale appealed to me back then, and probably would still do so today!

Anyway, we’ve developed a pretty interesting discussion on all such matters, and its even headed into other related areas, including I suspect, ECT, also known as Electro Convulsion Therapy, or Shock Therapy by some. An interesting issue for me, as it was suggested for me at one point in my life, though never applied. Funny, isnt it, I probably would have loved it being done to me, but anyway…

Anyway, always nice to know the old stories dont die, they just fall asleep for a while lol! But if anyone wants to fit me with an implant, or zap me with a nice high voltage helmet and/or bodysuit, then ask, I’m not likely to say no!

Oh, and on a loosely related matter, I’m off on holiday Saturday, and getting my hair done Friday. Sadly, on no trip to the hairdresser has the following ever happened to me, but I can dream.

If I Could Turn Back Time

Yes, at least half of the planned story postings have happened this weekend, the 2 short pieces have appeared on the latest EMCSA update. The 2 for ebooks that require far more work to get them posted, doesnt look like it will happen at this point. 😦 I think I’ve got most things done apart from that though (3 more stories on the update, and I’ll be relatively happy), so not a total blowout.

Oh, and why am I trying to plough through so much reading, simple, am having my hair done Tuesday morning, and my nails done in the afternoon, so that will kill off my free time for the day pretty well. No, nothing dramatic, just a lot more blonde than at present after highlights done, and a bit shorter, but not Louise Brooks short, I’m too butch for that look! I get one or two comments/sniggers about looking like a guy with shoulder length hair as it is. If I got a short bob look…! facepalm!

Funnily enough, both sets of stories include one that involves a genre thats rarely used in mind control stories, time travel. No, I dont know why, and time stop doesnt seem to be used either, but lets face it, neither are more fictional than mind controlled sex slaves, and people being turned into robots! Oh, what?…Ah well, lol! 😛

And yes, alright, both pieces of time travel involve the 1920’s, though the ebook version is only travel in a dream, not reality. The EMCSA one, thats for real lol! One I used as a play on history, the serum run to Nome in 1925, the other was simply to give me an option to play with someone who might be Louise Brooks! Thats the one you can find here

http://192.155.80.152/SoftwareBlunders/SoftwareBlunders2.html

Yes, well alright, sue me, but its fun to imagine… 😉 Mind, I have no idea of the reality of life in the 20’s, just gaining my knowledge from words and images of that era, thats all. No, I dont think anyone from now could really fit that seamlessly into a 1920’s lifestyle, but who knows until you try it?

Me, I’d love to find a hypnotist who could put me in a trance like state where I am a 20’s flapper girl, but lets face it, not likely to happen. Maybe not to stay that way, but…might not be too bad if I could still have internet lol!

Right, the video, clue is in the title, though many may not know the song,

A beautiful day

Mainly related to the fact that its been my one day off, in an eleven day period stretching from last Wednesday, until this Saturday, this is it! But yes, it has been a beautiful day weather wise, even if I havent had any real time to enjoy it. Trying to catch up on things, including my blogs, as you may well have noticed!

Right, lets start with the depressing stuff, what I still havent managed to achieve, despite these few hours of freedom. I havent got my nails done, which is only annoying in the sense that 3 nails have snapped off, taking the gel with them. Only blessing, given they are shimmering silver nowadays, its not as obvious as they would be if pink, or red, or a colour like that. But given I cant get them done on a Sunday, it will now be next Tuesday, but appointment is now booked at least. Nor have I got my hair coloured or cut, which is needed, but just at the moment, unless I can achieve miracles (or forego most of next Tuesday), I have no idea when I can get it done. The other thing I know isnt done, is to get the 2 ebooks ready for publishing, though they are now ready to go, even got the covers to go up too. 🙂 Hopefully I can dig into that on Sunday (though no idea when I can find the time) and get them through the checker thing at Smashwords, and get them posted up. But please, dont quote me on a date for that, all the same.

What I have got done, among many things, is plenty of reading, which hopefully opens up some time for next week, even more so if I can get through a few more tonight, fingers crossed. I’ve also sent the 2 shorts off to Simon tonight, so hopefully they should get posted up to the Archive at the weekend, the first stuff I will have posted there in quite a while, due to those blessed time issues! Probably the last for quite a while too!

Oh, and I’ve written a blog, just for you. But yes, the weather forecast tonight, as provided by U2, is

Next one, Sunday…hopefully!

Step into Christmas

Yes, in theory I could post another blog tomorrow night, but taking no chances, lets get this out of way tonight. To be honest, over here at present you probably needs flippers, and scuba gear to step into Christmas, but anyway… Thankfully this isnt one of the badly flooded areas of the UK, but its been pretty wet out there all the same.

My Christmas break, a whole 3 days, and 2 of them are only because of the way my shifts split out lol! Yes, its back to work on Boxing Day for me! Ah well, rather used to it by now, so…I know, some have to work Christmas Day, and I truly admire them for doing so.

No, it wont be a big event for me, but that suits me fine, I’m no longer of an age when I can get terribly excited by Christmas, but anyway…

So basically, I’d just like to thank all my readers through the year for their diligence in following this, and wish them a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year, and offer them a favourite musical piece of mine from the past

Some may even remember I wrote a story inspired by this song

http://www.mcstories.com/StepIntoChristmas/index.html

5 years ago now, my, doesnt time fly?