We wont need no education!

But no, before you ask, the video isnt Pink Floyd! Lol!

Beyond a few special people, most of my finds on Facebook, and Twitter nowadays tend to come down to pot luck! Those near the top when I look in, or on those ‘you may have missed’ feeds on Twitter, which I guess play to my favorites anyway? So yes, nowadays, the random ones tend to be the ‘pot luck’ factor, of being near the top when I log in, and yes, the Tweet that led me to this was one of those.

https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/06/scientists-claim-to-upload-knowledge-into-the-brain-using-matrix-style-device

Yes, I would love to have that done to me, but I guess that will surprise no one? Yes, wouldnt it be so much easier if we could learn new information in life, by a method like this? I know, there are plenty who would say no, but me, I couldnt learn enough that way, believe me!

And for people like me, its not just the complex stuff (though it would be very handy for that) that I’d love to learn that way, but yes, maybe I could get my head around the metric measurement system used generally here in Europe now, as opposed to the good old Imperial system that I grew up with, and thankfully the US still uses! I can cope when they are all in the same unit, but when you get questions, and one measurement is in millimeters, another in centimeters, and others in meters, yes, my brain goes to mush! I know, feet, yards, and miles are more complex, but at least I’ve grown up with them all my life.

So, if something could upload this knowledge into my mind, by brain stimulation, using electricity, yes, win, win for me! So yes, if those scientists want someone they can try all that out on, and they can even make it a lengthy process if they wish, feel free to let me know! Oh fine, the longer the process, the better, but… 😉

Right, video time. They say this is rare, and they’re right, Gary Numan smiles, thats rare! Oh, and a very young Billy Currie trying to look cool too!

Getting my mind set on…?

I must admit, when I start this blog, in companionship to my personal one, I was thinking that I would mainly let this one settle on the weird and wonderful world of science fiction, and mind control stuff. No, it hasnt worked out that way, but besides all that, variety is the spice of life, as they say.

Its well known that ECT is a very ‘marmite’ subject (for those folk who dont get that comment, you either are a fan, or you hate it, no middle ground), and fine, I’m one of the fans of it. No, no flame war, pretty please, this blog is about my feelings on matters, though if you want to comment for the opposite view, politely, feel free to do so.

No, I’ve never had it done, but if I needed it, and it was offered to me, absolutely, try stopping me from having it done, in fact. Fine, that might be down to the robot thing, it might be down to the fact that having my mind zapped by a nice amount of electricity would appeal a lot, and it might also be because I’ve heard plenty of stories of people who have benefitted by it, as well as people for whom it might not have worked so well. But fine, the anti folk dont want to hear positive things about ECT, lets face it.

Anyway, the comment that set me off on Twitter, was someone saying that all those people supporting ECT on the board, wouldnt have it done themselves, only have it done on other people. Fine, for some, that might be true, but not me! So anyway, when I post this across to Twitter, I’m going to make sure it appears on the #ECT tag, and say that if anyone wants to arrange an ECT session for me, in LA, next month, I will happily do it. Now this can be one of the anti brigade, if they wish, to disprove their theory that the ‘fan club’ wont have it done on themselves, or it can be one of the pro brigade, prepared to get a supportive blog on the subject, post treatment, dont mind either way. But yes, I’d love to experience it, and if it means I get the chance to prove to people that its not as bad a thing as they think it is, all the better.

So, if any of the anti crowd want to put their money where their mouth clearly is, and pay for a fan of ECT to be treated (or punished, in their eyes) by it, then lets go for it. Equally, if a fan wants to pay for me to be the one that has the treatment, and comment accordingly, or one of the treatment units wants to let me experience it, and blog accordingly, feel free to contact me here, or at Twitter. Fine, I know there might be some short term issues, but I’ll be the one coping with them, not you.

Fine, it will have to be in the LA area, or if within a short distance, you’re arranging my transport, but…

Anyone want to take me up on my challenge, because I’ll do it, if you let me! So…?

Video time. Bit of a clue in the title, as so often around here.

God Bless America?

So fine, much though a left-centrist lady like me might prefer to ignore what happened on Tuesday night, it happened, and we have to live with it, for better, or for worse. You could say its more entertaining than it might have been, given Trump won the electoral college, but Clinton got more votes, but hey, its the system, we have to live with it!

Strange thing, Trump this year has done a couple of things supporting the LGBT community, whereas Pence is in the ‘crazy’ community when it comes to gay conversion therapy, and all that. Fine, I might enjoy that electro shock stuff, but hey, I suspect thats limited to me, and me only! By the way, do Bi’s get the full dose, or only half dose, just curious lol? No, not really, but anyway…

Fine, lets end the politics there, please!

Wednesday morning, when I went to the Twitter web page, I found this posting

Hey! #England ! I am interested in moving there. I’m a hardworking female with a drive to appease and entertain people. #actress #model

No, its not an actress name I recognize, but thats not saying much with me, and modern actors lol! So anyway, being the wicked minx that I am, I came up with this reply,

Hey America, I’m brave enough to work as a model, or actress over there in the next 4 years, just need the opportunity! Hardworking,you bet!

No, so far at least, I’ve had no offers, though if you know anyone who might? 😉 But before you ask, yes, absolutely, I would! So, if Mr Trump wants to offer a Brit the papers to act, and model over there, I wouldnt say no. Funny, I remember some European model who went over there to do some work, without papers, I wonder what happened to her? Sorry, Mrs Trump, just teasing! Oh fine, she’s young, pretty, and well, I’m 58, and not a stunner lol! 😛

The other offer I’ve had this week, was in a lighthearted manner, offering to do a property swap with someone I know in Alabama for 4 years. Yes, I’d love that, and I’m sure I could get some work (acting/model/writer) done while there, with luck, but seriously… No, I’m sure he didnt mean it, mainly because he has a very nice house, and I have a very nice, err, studio flat, to describe it best! So yes, it would be win/win for me, but anyway… Would I go if he had meant it? Not sure, Alabama isnt my dream state to live in, but I suppose it could grow on me?

Anyway, lovely guy, but I’m not expecting to move there anytime soon!

OK, video time. If anyone is expecting that anthem, sung during many baseball games, sorry, no! But its a line from this OMD song. Rare sight, first time in about 30 years they’d done it live, so…

If I could turn back time

I suppose one of the more interesting (in a sense) events that have come out of the internet era, are some of the crazy theories doing the rounds.

And no, I dont mean things like whether we actually went to the moon, or not (we did), I mean things dating far further back than that. There are several videos on You Tube (find them for yourself, if you care), which supposedly show modern gadgets being used in the late 1920’s, and claiming this as proof of time travel. Fine, it has to be said that I’ve seen pictures of Clara Bow, and Louise Brooks with something in their hand that really does look like a modern mobile phone, but I assume is just a compact, or makeup mirror? I mean, the biggest issue, even if they were time travelling back then, is how they got these devices to work in 1929? I mean, yes, there were dozens of cell phone transmitters back then, not!

All the same, I admit it, yesterday I wrote a story that played very much to that theory, telling the tale of how they ‘supposedly’ got their pieces of modern technology. Yes, folks, pure fiction! I know, I know, the pictures suggest maybe, but seriously…?

Mind, having said that, if Twitter is anything to go by, a good number of silent era, and 30’s movies stars are time travelling, and using Twitter as social media. I know, I have a Harlean Carpenter (Jean Harlow) account on Facebook, but I use it as much to have Jean as a time hopping character, as much as for just focusing on her short life. Oh, and given what I write, it enables me to hide, to some degree, some of my personal kinks. Mind, given Jean’s attitude to sex, she might have enjoyed them, if she was alive now…no, not getting into that!

Gable, Lombard, and a few others are seemingly all active on Twitter, but if you asked me my favorite of those types of account, its an actress whose peak was from well before the Harlow era, Lillian Gish. Yes, I know, she lived to 100, did she have some special trick, or…? But seriously, if you’re on Twitter, and you know anything about silent movies, go follow @MsLillianGish there. She is just wonderful! Though Marion Davies (as far as I know, not on Twitter) gets some flak from her, I think its just good banter between the 2, somewhere in the mists of time.

Fine, the video. Really big clue in the blog title!

Equality in Hollywood

Yes, I know, movies arent made in Hollywood any more, or not to the same degree as they were in the “good old days” at least. Besides which, so much of the stuff nowadays is done by computer graphics, and special effects, that it wouldnt feel the same as it did for Harlow, Gable, Loy, Powell and others back in the 30’s if I made one now, anyway. But yes, all the same, the chance to tread in Jean’s footsteps would be heaven.

I must admit, as a none too avid watcher of modern movies, until April, I had no idea how male dominated the whole movie industry is. No, it doesnt surprise me really, but its disappointing all the same. Ah yes, that last evening of my holiday in Hollywood, I sold my talents to Hollywood. Alright, fine, I didnt, but I was privileged to meet a good gathering of people who work under the banner of ‘Women In Media’, to arrange opportunities for those seeking work in the industry, and to provide an entertaining evening once a month. And yes, I went up, mentioned my writing skills, mentioned that I could work well as a Harlow lookalike, then left it to the professionals to do their piece. I’m glad to say that I met some wonderful people (not only women) that night, and if I do get back in October, hopefully I can meet at least some of them again.

One wonderful gentleman either wanted to meet up with for coffee, or maybe it was lunch? I cant remember, it was over 3 months ago, and I am blonde, so…? But I’m told, jokingly I trust, that actually having that meet 6 months later wouldnt be that extraordinary! I’m only hoping one of the group leaders of Women In Media know who it was, or maybe he will shout out himself, who knows?

Anyway, in the last few days, they’ve started a new group on Twitter, and Facebook, called WomenOccupyHollywood. Yes, no gaps, probably because on Twitter, you need every character you can get! They are also on Facebook too, under the same name, go search them out.

Yes, we might all be termed feminists, but only in the true sense, that we want the chance of equality, not superiority. Alright, there might be some who’d like us to go all Dominatrix on them, but anyway… Just to say that whether I work in Hollywood as an actress, a screen writer, or anything else, I dont expect things to be biased in my favour, I just want a fair chance, and women arent getting that in Hollywood at present.

OK, fine, I might have enjoyed it if they had been a Femme Domme society, that brainwashed me into being a man hating lesbian, but they were nothing of the sort. As I say, all types, men very welcome too, and I had a wonderful time. But yes, if anyone in charge in Hollywood should read this, just give women the chance we deserve!

The video? Pretty much what this will hopefully lead to women doing. Just audio tonight, as it wasnt a Dire Straits single

Oh, and lastly, for the last time, given its only got 3 days to go, my fundraising campaign, to help pay for my forthcoming name change. If you have a few pounds, dollars, or euros to spare, please consider me. Yes, I know, you’ll have to calculate the money in sterling, I could only set it up for 1 currency. That link https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/e10ypc/ab/c2hJdb

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!

Ghosts, reincarnation, and regression

I have to admit, the whole issue of the supernatural, ghosts and things, is an issue I dont have any terribly strong opinions on, either way. No, as far as I know, I’ve never seen a ghost, though I know a number of people who say they have, and they arent the types I would have thought of making things up, or having had too much to drink at the time. And yes, if in the ‘other world’, you’re reading this, Jean, then yes, I’d love to meet!

No, I’m not getting involved on alien abductions though, as I’ve never met anyone who claims its happened to them, and most of the ones I’ve seen on film, claiming its happened, well, I wouldnt like to totally believe them, shall we say?

What brought this up, was something on Twitter. Yes, I can hear some groaning from here. There is a lovely lady on there (Spanish, Hispanic, or of that ancestry) who was feeling a bit down yesterday, so I did my best to cheer her up, with a friendly late night posting, in my good natured, and caring way.

I got a lovely reply, saying ‘thank you, Jean.’ even though she knows my real name, wonderfully sweet, and something I loved at the end of a 10.5 hour shift at work. I made a comment back about maybe I’d get a visit from Jean’s ghost (decent evidence there is one), and she might decide to stay. I got a reply suggesting I was already her reincarnation, highly flattering. She might be right, who knows?

Reincarnation is an interesting issue, indeed with some religions, its part of their beliefs. And looking at it in a sense, there is a decent enough gap between Jean’s death, and my birth, for her to have been given a break, before coming back as me! Mind, I would have thought I’d have been a better actress in that case, but anyway…You dont come back, literally as yourself in your previous life, I guess? But surely, if her ghost still walks the Earth, she couldnt be reincarnated?

Maybe one of these days, under hypnosis, I might find out. So far all I’ve done is therapeutic stuff, plus the session with Lex, which was definitely great fun, and amazing, but I’ve never done any of this regression stuff, into past lives and the like, but maybe I will sometime. Wouldnt it be amazing, if I discovered I really was Harlow reincarnate? No, I shouldnt think I am, but I might be! One friend is training to do it, so if I get the chance, then yes, I’d love to find out.

Who knows, maybe Jean’s ghost will tell me, in either KC in September, or Hollywood next April, wouldnt that be a way to meet your first ghost?

The video, my belief on these matters…maybe? 😉