Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Update

The reason I haven't posted in a few weeks is that I and my family are dealing with a perfect storm of serious issues. I am here, and I plan to stay here, but I'm not sure how much posting I'll be able to do until certain things are resolved. I appreciate any kind thoughts and prayers you care to send my way.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Does this get your motor running?


Last week I blogged about the fact that Oscar Isaac had been cast in the upcoming movie adaptation of Annihilation. He'll be playing the biologist's (Natalie Portman) husband - a secondary character in the book who should have lots more screen time in the movie. You see, the book is told from the biologist's point of view during the twelfth expedition, as she tries to find out what happened to her husband during the eleventh expedition. Eventually she discovers his journal and learns the truth by reading it, but you just know that in the movie we'll see his story play out live. And trust me, it's going to be very exciting.

But while we're waiting for the movie to start production, what about a little more background on what happened when the eleventh expedition returned from Area X? The passages I'm going to quote will give you some small spoilers, but since they're all within the first 40 pages of the book, it shouldn't matter much. So if you want to read about virile young men being turned into zoned-out zombies - and the biologist's attempt to have sex with one of those zombies - read on. And for maximum effect, imagine Natalie Portman and Oscar Isaac in these two roles.

The first quote begins after the biologist has explained how the returnees just showed up, at various and in various places, with no clear idea how they got back from Area X. The second quote explains how her husband returned, and how she handled his bizarre reappearance.


 
Estrangement, in all of its many forms, was nothing new for these missions. I understood this from having been given an opportunity along with the others to view videotape of the reentry interviews with the members of the eleventh expedition. Once those individuals had been identified as having returned to their former lives, they were quarantined and questioned about their experiences. Reasonably enough, in most cases family members had called the authorities, finding their loved one’s return uncanny or frightening. Any papers found on these returnees had been confiscated by our superiors for examination and study. This information, too, we were allowed to see.

The interviews were fairly short, and in them all eight expedition members told the same story. They had experienced no unusual phenomenon while in Area X, taken no unusual readings, and reported no unusual internal conflicts. But after a period of time, each one of them had had the intense desire to return home and had set out to do so. None of them could explain how they had managed to come back across the border, or why they had gone straight home instead of first reporting to their superiors. One by one they had simply abandoned the expedition, left their journals behind, and drifted home. Somehow.

Throughout these interviews, their expressions were friendly and their gazes direct. If their words seemed a little flat, then this went with the kind of general calm, the almost dreamlike demeanor each had returned with - even the compact, wiry man who had served as that expedition’s military expert, a person who’d had a mercurial and energetic personality. In terms of their affect, I could not tell any of the eight apart. I had the sense that they now saw the world through a kind of veil, that they spoke to their interviewers from across a vast distance in time and space.




In case you couldn't guess, the "compact, wiry man" with the "mercurial and energetic personality" was the biologist's husband. Now, skipping ahead just a little, let's see what happened when he returned.


One night, about a year after he had headed for the border, as I lay alone in bed, I heard someone in the kitchen. Armed with a baseball bat, I left the bedroom and turned on all the lights in the house. I found my husband next to the refrigerator, still dressed in his expedition clothes, drinking milk until it flowed down his chin and neck. Eating leftovers furiously.

I was speechless. I could only stare at him as if he were a mirage and if I moved or said anything he would dissipate into nothing, or less than nothing.

We sat in the living room, him on the sofa and me in a chair opposite. I needed some distance from this sudden apparition. He did not remember how he had left Area X, did not remember the journey home at all. He had only the vaguest recollection of the expedition itself. There was an odd calm about him, punctured only by moments of remote panic when, in asking him what had happened, he recognized that his amnesia was unnatural. Gone from him, too, seemed to be any memory of how our marriage had begun to disintegrate well before our arguments over his leaving for Area X. He contained within him now the very distance he had in so many subtle and not so subtle ways accused me of in the past.

After a time, I couldn’t take it any longer. I took off his clothes, made him shower, then led him into the bedroom and made love to him with me on top. I was trying to reclaim remnants of the man I remembered, the one who, so unlike me, was outgoing and impetuous and always wanted to be of use. The man who had been a passionate recreational sailor, and for two weeks out of the year went with friends to the coast to go boating. I could find none of that in him now.

The whole time he was inside me he looked up at my face with an expression that told me he did remember me but only through a kind of fog. It helped for a while, though. It made him more real, allowed me to pretend.

But only for a while. I only had him in my life again for about twenty-four hours. They came for him the next evening, and once I went through the long, drawn-out process of receiving security clearance, I visited him in the observation facility right up until the end. That antiseptic place where they tested him and tried without success to break through both his calm and his amnesia. He would greet me like an old friend - an anchor of sorts, to make sense of his existence - but not like a lover. I confess I went because I had hopes that there remained some spark of the man I’d once known. But I never really found it. Even the day I was told he had been diagnosed with inoperable, systemic cancer, my husband stared at me with a slightly puzzled expression on his face.

He died six months later. During all that time, I could never get beyond the mask, could never find the man I had known inside of him. Not through my personal interactions with him, not through eventually watching the interviews with him and the other members of the expedition, all of whom died of cancer as well.

Whatever had happened in Area X, he had not come back. Not really.

Friday, April 1, 2016

One point to ponder and another to excite you

I'd planned to write about one thing this week, but then I heard some news that gave me a second subject to talk about; and since the two happen to be tangentially related, I'm giving you both.

First, let's talk about a little movie coming out soon, which you might have heard about: X-Men: Age of Apocalypse. The most recent trailer and promotional images include several shots of Apocalypse's eyes turning white when he uses his powers. Now, if you've followed the X-Men comics for a while, you know that several mutants have white eyes - either permanently white, or just white when they use their powers (Storm seems to go both ways. Hah....Sorry.)

Now, I grew up reading DC comics instead of Marvel, and (as I've said many times) watching Superfriends and other Saturday morning cartoons that used white eyes to show that a person was under someone else's power rather than to show the person had special powers of their own. Then there's that drool-inducing scene in Big Trouble in Little China that I'm sure pushes all our buttons. With all that in my history, I'm much more inclined to connect white eyes with MC than with power.

But it's not that simple. Think about white-eyed zombies, again mindless and will-less; but then contrast them with video game characters whose eyes turn white when they use magic. The fact is that in fantasy and SF, white eyes can have one of two contradictory meanings. My guess is that the "white eyes=power" meme is newer and probably started with Marvel Comics, but that's just a guess; and figuring out the origin of the idea is less interesting than figuring out why someone came up with it. I like to imagine that he/she/they were already MC and/or white-eye fetishists who just couldn't get enough, so they decided to tack a second meaning onto the look just so they could include it in more comics. Maybe that's how it happened, and maybe it isn't. All I know is that I get almost as turned on by white eyes that symbolize power as I do by white eyes that symbolize MC.

And now on to my second, related topic, the one that I hope will excite you as much as it excites me - and I am very excited indeed. You probably know who Oscar Isaac is now that he's played Poe Dameron in The Force Awakens, and of course that's him in the top photo playing Apocalypse. He also starred in Ex Machina, which I raved about back in January and which - stay with me here, because this is important  - was written and directed by Alex Garland. Garland is a genius and Oscar Isaac is this generation's Pacino, only with a geeky SF bent. And the two of them together are going to be working on the movie adaptation of Annihilation, a book I blogged about several times last year because it's the start of a trilogy that leans heavily on hypnosis and MC. The actual star of the movie is another highbrow actor-geek, Natalie Portman, but I'll wait until the next paragraph to tell you who Oscar Isaac is playing because it's a small spoiler and I want to give you a chance to back out if you want to stay spoiler-free. But I'll try not to say anything that you wouldn't see in the movie trailers, so I'd personally recommend you keep reading. This is going to be hot.

Okay, still with me? Natalie Portman is playing the biologist (None of the characters in this book have names), and she's one of four women who've been sent into what might possibly be alien-occupied territory in the Florida swamps called Area X. I wrote more about the setup in my previous posts, so I'll let you follow the link above if you need the details. But here's something I didn't tell you before. We find out somewhere near the middle of Annihilation that the biologist had a husband who was on the expedition prior to hers. He came back, but only sort of, and finding out what happened to him is one of her chief reasons for going there. You see, before hubby went into Area X, he was a brilliant, vibrant, and probably very sexy man. But the person who came back from Area X was just a shell: reminiscent of the man the biologist loved, but flattened and confused and just...not all there.

Well, Oscar Isaac is playing the biologist's husband, and Oscar is a brilliant, vibrant, sexy man. Seeing him go through that transformation will be simultaneously horrifying and hot as fuck. I'm going to be even more sexually confused about him than I am right now, and I have a ginormous straight crush on the guy (How could I not? Just look at him!). Watching him get turned into a zombie is going to throw me into system overload. Even now, I'm getting dizzy thinking about it.

So there you have it: Oscar Isaac and Natalie Portman in a SF/fantasy/horror movie with a strong MC element, written and directed by Alex Garland. It just doesn't get any better than this...until you add in Jennifer Jason Leigh as the psychologist! I'd never have thought of her for that role, but whoever did think of her was a genius. She's going to knock it out of the park. They all are. I can't wait for this movie to come out.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

One for the ladies, one for the gents, and a bonus

You might or might not have noticed that I've started my own YouTube channel. It'll be a good way for me to keep up with the videos I like and share them with you. Right now I've only uploaded a couple of videos of my own (a cleaned up and complete version of the lesbian vampire seduction from The Vampire Lovers and the transformation sequence from Invasion of the Bee Women), and since I've already posted about them here once, you might have seen them already. If not, or if you want to see them again, just go to my channel. :-) I plan to upload more videos, but there's no telling when that will happen.

Fortunately, I'm also curating a playlist of my own favorite MC videos, and it's expanding all the time. Last night I added several different versions of the Fright Night club seduction scene from three different Fright Night movies. My reasoning is that since the original 1980's scene keeps getting taken down, and there's no telling whether the other movies will fare any better; so it's nice to have some backup copies. But for the moment, these are the best versions on YouTube of all three scenes (yes, three, not just two). As always I recommend that you download your own copies while they're available.

First up is the glorious, notorious scene from the original 1980's Fright Night, with Chris Sarandon seducing Amanda Bearce in the middle of the dance floor. It's funny to think that I was just a little younger than she was when she filmed this, and I actually looked a good bit like she did. My hairstyle was exactly the same too. And of course, both of us eventually came out as gay. But I swear to you in total modest confidence that I could have performed this scene just as convincingly as she did. Feel free to imagine me in it if you like. ;-) After a long, long search, I've finally found the whole thing uncut and in order, in pretty high definition. I was surprised to see how long it's been up without my noticing, but I wouldn't trust it to stay there; so again, download your own copy.



Now here's a clip from the mostly forgotten sequel to the original Fright Night, unsurprisingly called Fright Night 2. The movie overall is best forgotten, but it does have this one fantastic scene where the vampire (the sister of Jerry from the first movie) turns the tables on our hero Charlie by dancing/entrancing him just like Jerry danced and entranced Charlie's girlfriend in the first movie. Incidentally, apropos of nothing, I love her dress.



Now here's your bonus: the Jerry/Amy seduction scene from the 2011 Fright Night remake -  plus the beginning of the scene where Jerry taunts Charlie with Amy's vamp-induced betrayal. I didn't like Colin Farrell in this role because he was sleazy rather than sexy; but I love every second of Imogen Poots' performance in the club scene - especially her hand drop at the end. You'll see what I mean.






Sunday, March 6, 2016

The guy with over 1,000 mind control videos, part 2

This is the conclusion of a two-part interview with Antjack, also known as TANTRICLEGION, also known as Diana Prince, and probably a few more pseudonyms. I've been enjoying his MC video clips for years, and he's posted comments several times on my blog, so it seemed only natural that I should interview him. After all, if you're into women being hypnotized or enchanted or brainwashed or what-have-you, the best place to start is with Antjack.

Last week we talked about the kinds of videos he posts and where he posts them, and he shared several recommendations with us. This week we'll talk about how he picks and creates his videos and how you can do the same, if you're so inclined.

Then he'll offer even more recommendations, because of course he will. ;-)

The first time I watched one of your videos, I was surprised to find two- and three-second snippets of unrelated material randomly interspersed with the content. For readers who don’t understand, please explain why you do that. 

YouTube has a very strict copyright policy and also a very strict nudity policy. I found that out very early when I first started my first of many, many YouTube channels. You can post a video clip with no nudity, but if two or more anonymous people complain or are offended, YouTube will flag your video and give you 1 of 3 strikes. After the 2nd strike your channel is pretty much toast and you will lose access to the vids you uploaded. This is the first of two explanations. The second is that if you post/upload a YouTube video that has a clip lasting over 40 seconds, you can go at least 28 seconds without it getting flagged for copyright. So whenever you watch an upload of mine, you will always notice that around 28 seconds there will be some other unrelated clip or picture there. That is so it won’t become flagged for any violation on YouTube. It works, but the downside of posting like that is most of the time it kills the spirit/mood of the video clip. That is the whole reason for starting my blog. There, I can post pretty much whatever I want to post unrestricted, just the way I want it to be.

Some of those little snippets seem to be from poser videos. Do you make those posers yourself? 

No, I don't make the poser videos (I wish I did, though). Most of them come from various sites from around the net (most of our MC community knows where).

What is YouTube’s policy on nudity, anyway? I know they mark some videos as age restricted, and they allow breasts in those. Would they allow full frontal on an age restricted video? Where do they draw the line? 


Well, that is a good question to ponder, because I see other channels that post full frontal nudity and full rear nudity. Also, that "Age Restricted" warning is a sham. Again, if someone on YouTube complains about a video clip, they usually will flag it and send you a nudity flag/strike (1 out of 3, with the third strike getting your channel deleted). but I've also had videos on YouTube flagged and no strike was given, but they reclassified them to “18 and older.” So as you can see, I like YouTube, but I don't love You Tube.

Where do you get your material, and do you actually watch the full episodes and movies of everything you sample? 

I have a vast knowledge of various sites to go to, and I have some great and loyal fans who have followed my stuff for years who sends me their files. If I don't have it, they will. Also, special shout out to fellow upload blogger "Sleepless" for his encouragement through the years. If not for him, I wouldn't have started a blog.

Let’s say some of my readers want to start their own channel of EMC videos. What’s the protocol when it comes to re-using other collectors’ clips? For instance, what if someone wanted to use one of your clips? Should they put it in a playlist rather than copying it, or should they copy but give you credit? Does it make a difference whether you manipulated the clip before you posted it? 
 
The only controversy I've encountered posting content material has been with the videos of a certain actress who does superhero cosplay. Her stuff is great, but I can’t share it because she's very hardcore about me not posting them, not even a two-minute clip. That being said, I do try to respect the rights of others when I post. If someone who owns the material I post sends me a private message, I always respect their wishes and remove the material.

Do you have any other advice for EMC fans who want to start their own channels (e.g., how to manipulate the videos, what programs to use, etc.)? 

If a person wants to learn how to upload, I would say to them to get some free upload equipment and start experimenting. I personally do not like YouTube because it is so restrictive. They should start out on Dailymotion first because they are looser on nudity and what you can upload.

The main programs I used for editing are Corel Video Studio Pro 5, and I use Videopad video editor. I use quite a few more for various effects.

Do you have any new projects in the works that you’d like to talk about? 

Well, I have tons and tons of videos, CGI, and new material to share always. The problem is time. I work a lot, and actually I sometimes experience the equivalence of writer’s block. I guess that happens when you post so much stuff (lol). I will beat it though. I know that when I post I have on many occasions a tendency to over-edit videos. That's a bad fault I have, that I have been trying to remedy. But I do thank the ones who appreciate what I try to do.

In your personal opinion, what are the three all-time hottest MC scenes in mainstream TV and/or movies? 

The greatest scene(s) are all three Invasion of the Body Snatchers films, particularly the women turning, and more recently Girlsway Film’s "The Turning."

Are there any questions that I haven’t asked you, but that you’d like to address? 

There are some other influences that I would like to acknowledge, one being you, thrall. Then there’s Tabico, Queen Calafia, Iago, Dr. Esterhazy, Plague Maiden, Tantric Legion (just to name a very few); and also http://h3ncomics.blogspot.com/?zx=68266a73629e64ba .Those are just some of my great influences on what I read and share.

I will just leave it all there. Thanks for wanting to know what’s in my world.....THEANTJACK

Sunday, February 28, 2016

The guy with over 1,000 mind control videos, part 1

This is the first half of a two-part interview with Antjack, also known as TANTRICLEGION, also known as Diana Prince, and probably a few more pseudonyms. I've been enjoying his MC video clips for years, and he's posted comments several times on my blog, so it seemed only natural that I should interview him. After all, if you're into women being hypnotized or enchanted or brainwashed or what-have-you, the best place to start is with Antjack. He posts a lot of videos in a lot of different places, so I'll let him explain what's where.

Give me a ballpark figure of how many videos you currently have online.

Well, I know on my blog I have at least 700 video clips and full movies, and on my YouTube channels I have about 680 small clips.

How did you first discover your EMC fetish, and why are you attracted to it?

I first discovered my MC/possession/corruption fetish after watching three movies as a child: It Came from outer Space, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (the original one 1956) and Planet of the Vampires (1965). I was fascinated by how aliens took over ordinary people and corrupted them to turn others into beings just like they were (serial conversion/recruitment) After that, I was hooked on any TV show/movie or comic book that had those themes. Starro comes to mind also.

I know you have several sub-fetishes, like superheroines being turned evil. Would you list your sub-fetishes for my readers so they’ll know what sorts of videos you post?

The themes I love the most are corruption, serial recruitment, and serial conversion - by alien objects or evil goo, mind controlling parasites, alien conversion pods, black smoke, glowing eyes after conversions...The list goes on, but those are my most favorite.

Pick one or two of your personal favorite videos related to the above and link us to them.

"Female Possession Scientist Is Taken Over" - This is one video I recently posted that sums up my total fetish in this genre. I love it how a hero/heroine is so strongly against an evil force, and then somehow it successfully takes them completely over and then he/she become what they were fighting against.


Secondly, "Female Possession 23" - This is a video fave of mine from Misfits (season 5, ep. 7). Alex has the powers of removing other powers from people by having sex with them. Throughout the season he's removed the devil, the power of being extremely clumsy, and turning people inside out. Earlier this episode he also the removed the power of hypnotizing tits. He has just taken a pill without knowing that it causes powers in people to reverse, so after having sex with this girl all those powers he's removed suddenly go into this girl.


I know you manage several YouTube channels (and channels in other places) under different nicknames. Do you associate MC different themes with different nicknames, or do you just put a certain number of videos on one channel and then start another one?

I post on YouTube randomly. You see, on YouTube, it's a very restrictive universe.

What are your current channels on YouTube and elsewhere?

Viva Antjack
TRUFADE1
Diana Prince
Craigs List
THEANTJACKPOSSESSION
TANTRICLEGION
theantjack on Vimeo
Jator

A lot of my readers are male subs, and I know they’d like to hear some recommendations from you about clips where men are taken over. Since you’re the MC video expert, what would you suggest they watch?

There is a scene in the 1993 movie "Seedpeople" where the male of the house was taken over by an alien seed pod, and he in turn makes it possible to turn his daughter; and another scene from the 1993 movie "Puppetmasters" where quite a few males were taken over & turned by an alien parasite.

Oh yeah, the book Puppetmasters by Robert Heinlein is a classic in the MC field! Also, the various “Body Snatchers” movies always include men being taken over. If any of my readers have more suggestions, please share them in the comments section. Remember that I’ve set up my blog to allow totally anonymous commenting, and I never delete anything but spam and troll posts.


Here ends the first half of the Antjack interview. Tune in next week for the conclusion, in which he discusses the method to his madness and how you can get in on it.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Ragdoll Annie is here!

Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to announce that Ragdoll Annie is now live on Smashwords and on Amazon. Here's your coupon code to get 25% if you buy the book at Smashwords by March 1: DP64X.

And here's your plot summary:


Penelope is a fairy with very strange tastes: she likes to play with toys. In this twisted, trippy tale, she seduces a door-to-door saleswoman and lays on the spells until free-willed human Cherie has become a mindless, sexy rag doll. Each step in the transformation is lovingly detailed, just for doll fetishists; and it all culminates in a "play time" scene that only fairy magic could produce.



But that's not the end of the tale. Penelope is pretty scatterbrained for a fairy, and making this special toy took plenty of concentration. If she forgot even one spell, Ragdoll Annie could make an escape. Will Penelope be able to keep her toy, or will Cherie win out over Ragdoll Annie?



If you're into living dolls, then "Ragdoll Annie" just might be your fetish nirvana.


Enjoy!