Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sushi girls (and boys)

Remember you are a tray. You must not move. You must not make eye contact. You must not react. No matter what you see... or hear. 

That's the most intriguing quote from Sushi Girl, a movie I finally got around to watching last week. I don't particularly recommend it unless you're into torture porn and predictable plot twists...or if you want to see how that kid who played Atreyu in The Neverending Story turned out (short answer: not well). On the other hand, sushi girls - and occasionally boys - are entirely real. They're attractive people trained to lie motionless while other people eat sushi off their nude bodies. I don't actually need to explain why this turns me on, do I?

I've known about this practice for years, so I'm pretty sure I had it in mind when I wrote the dinner scene in Love in a Silver Socket. If not, I certainly should have. If you don't know about body sushi yet, or if reading this post just makes you want to see more, here's a well-done clip I found on YouTube. It features models (if that's what you call them) of both sexes, and the woman looks nicely doll-like. The man spoils the effect by interacting with the interviewer, but he's still nice to look at, and there's a hilarious chopsticks fail at 1:57.

Finally, if you're still curious about the Sushi Girl movie, here's a trailer that makes it look look far more entertaining than it really is.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

What do you get when you cross a mannequin with a marionette?

One of my earliest childhood dreams was of mannequins in a local clothing store coming to life and chasing me. Somehow I think I'm not the only one who's a little creeped out by these almost-human-but-not, frozen-in-place...things. Well, this morning I ran across an interesting article about a shop in Japan using mannequins that mimic the motions of passers-by. The ads are suitably creepy/kinky for this blog, but only one of them is embeddable. You'll have to visit the link above to see the other. Anyway, here you go. Have fun!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

It's not that I'm doing nothing

I'm doing something so hard that I don't have room in my head for much else. I've just finished the first draft of "Sleepwalkers" chapter 8, and it's such a knuckle-biter that I've worked my own self up pretty well, just writing it.

I'm still not predicting any publication date, but I will say that it looks like ten chapters will be the final tally. In the meantime, here's a little something to thank you for your patience. The wording might change a bit before the end, but right now this is my title block:

by thrall

synopsis: The battle for an empire grows desperate when a leading Resistance figure is kidnapped and brainwashed.

color code: purple
story codes: mc, nc, md, fd, mf, ff, mm, ma, sf, ex, ft