Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sometimes I get mail that makes it all worth it.

I had a new toy call me last night. Said toy is very into robotization - I've had a few of those the last few days, which I love. Last night's toy sent me an email today, and I quote it with permission. Names have been purged to protect the not-so-guilty! All spelling errors and grammar tics are in the original, and my address has been munged to save me from spammers.

Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009
To: <ladyr@xblisstrancex.com>
Subject: analysis of self-diagnositc marks
robot has noticed a substantial increase in work-place productivity. humanoid form when left to [gender] own devices usually finishes work and can move on to other work-related items at 10:00. today, motivated by robot, [gender] is nearly finished with a good portion of [gender] duties at 8:00. robot shows improvement in both focus (82%) and drive (90%) and something that humanoid form calls "stick-to-it-iveness" (100%). robot is sure that humanoid form will thank you for this, and robot says that further testing may be needed before [gender] deems that this self-diagnostic may be something to look into.


Yep. Some days, it pays to totally mindfuck someone.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Niteflirt tonight! Plus Dragon*Con update

I'm going to be on this evening. That energy-vamp fic I wrote yesterday inspired me, and after I posted that I had a simply wonderful robotization call! Nothing helps with wanting to program someone like getting to program someone. :)

I am waiting for the Dragon*Con pocket program to announce the Hypnosis Meetup there. Watch this space and my Twitter feed for info on this.

That's all for the moment... Maybe more flashfic tonight!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Flashfic: The Woman in Red

Just a piece of short vampire fiction which has been perking in my brain for the last little bit. It's set in Dreamfire's "Colors" universe, with her kind permission. Enjoy!

I always use the line on them. Even if they don't immediately surrender, even if they're naturally resistant, by the time they get over the "oh, please" moment my teeth are on their wrists or their throats. At that point, they're mine. The shock lasts just long enough for me to alter their prana. At that point, the pleasure I give them shorts out the desire to do anything and they open up to my control.

It sounds so mechanistic when I put it that way. Step by step, logical. It pins down the process far too much. Harvesting prana is much more of an art than that.

My Line was the first to realize that the Blessings could actually be used to read minds. Some of the other lines have picked up on it since then - or, more likely, been given the secrets by a traitor to the Line. In any event, it's important to look the part. It makes access to their minds so much easier when I do.

So when I go out into the night, I wear red. I have since... well, it's been a long time. Waistcoats and hats have given way to t-shirts and jeans in the places I like to hunt. Naive young men and women are the same in other ways, though. The ones with genuine street smarts, I leave to those who like to bribe and cajole or overpower their way into the prana. They have a different flavor, one I don't prefer.

No, for me, give me the bravado of the youth or maiden who has never really been challenged in this world, who doesn't know what awaits them out there, who thinks he or she knows all. Those are the ones stupid enough to directly meet my eyes instead of simply watching them to see if I telegraph my next motion. Those are the ones foolish enough to come with me off the beaten path.

Like this sweet young thing. She's twenty, she informed me at the coffee shop. Her colors showed truth, so I know she's of age. And she's not a law enforcement officer, and she's definitely not a prostitute. Not in this part of town. Just a college girl who thinks she has a good grasp on the world. And who makes smartass remarks about someone who would wear a red pair of jeans. Once, it was a red choker or a red blouse. The effect is the same.

She doesn't fear me, because she doesn't think I'm a threat. She thinks I'm lower class, tackier, stupider than she is. And it's so simple to slide into her mind. I have more than enough prana within me to work this simple Blessing. Once there, I can nudge a bit... here... there... not for me the crass spellwork of other Lines. It taints the prana. Just a little bit of a push. Make her willing to talk to me. I'm harmless, after all. Change her mind on a point or two, make her a bit more careless, a bit more open.

A bit more vulnerable.

When I take her outside, it only takes a moment for me to get her to look at me. "Is my eye makeup smeared?" And she looks, and I say the words:

"Look into my eyes. You are getting sleepy."

And her eyes glaze, and her knees buckle, and the prana flows from her to me... and she is mine.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Overdue posting...

So much to say, and so much of it disappointing to me right now. Every time I went to update the last couple of weeks, I thought "No, I'll have better news tomorrow! I'll update then!" It just didn't quite happen that way.

First, the good:
Niteflirt has been better the last few days. I've gotten some really wonderful calls with fantastic experiences. Want to have one yourself? Check over on the right there to see if I'm available. If not, just click on the button anyway and work with me to schedule an appointment. I love to meet new people.
Second, I have recordings in the can for Voice, Chakra Capture F/m and F/f. I have scripts in the works for a few other things. I'm very happy about this. I know next time I go to record, I'll have a lot to offer.
Third, Dragon*Con is coming up. This is always a happy for me.
Fourth, Jukebox came up for my 20th class reunion a couple of weeks ago. It was surprisingly fun. He said he felt like he was walking around all night with a "Ru'etha's brainwashed pet" sign glowing in bright neon over his head. He did look pretty subby! I did some programming on him, and it was lovely.

Now for the not-so-good:
CDbaby changed their policy and stopped uploads of digital content. What that means is that it shoves the release date on my new stuff back until I can send them the CDs and they digitize them. I am Not Happy about this. This pushes the release of my new stuff back Yet Farther.

I'm thinking of just having a huge, mammoth release of content on September 15th. This might end up being possible. We'll see. If that happens, there'll be seven CDs: Chakra times two, Voice, two Jukebox volumes, Robot 1.02, Mountain Lake FF, and By Her Command: Weight. Thoughts?

The other not-so-good thing is that real life stress has really cropped up again. I've been rather ill the last week and if it doesn't clear up by Monday, I'll be back at the surgeon asking what gives. Energy and prayers welcome, scheduling an appointment for a phone session helps more concretely.

I really wish I had better news. Sadly, I'm at the mercy of the publishing!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Happy Birthday, Jukebox!

I usually don't make happy birthday posts to my pets, since they might want to keep that information private. Still, he noted it himself on the MC Forum, so...

Happy birthday, Chosen! I love you dearly, and I can't wait to see what the coming year brings for us. You are and have always been special to me. I am so glad you're my lover, and I couldn't be prouder to call you Mine.

Give Jukebox some love in the comments, folks. Also, write him fan mail! His ***100th*** story for the EMCSA drops this weekend. That's a lot of giving to the community!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Happy things!

Recording of the next three tracks is finished! "Lady Ru'etha's Voice," "Chakra Capture for Men," and "Chakra Capture for Women" have the rough recordings done. It was slightly delayed by a thunderstorm coming through while I was recording. "Voice" is a long file, and we had to pause for thunder periodically. Then the rain got too loud and we needed to stop for the night. But last night, we got everything done.

I'm taking a two or three day break from scripting, and then going back to Vampire and Foot Fantasy and 1.03 Skins. So far, this particuar vampire script is looking like it'll be almost steampunky. I know I'm going to end up doing a whole vampire line, though, because the genre is so very flexible.

Speaking of, some of the lines are starting to take shape in my brain. Of course I've got the Robot Line, and the line I'm starting to call TransFurMation (at least in my head), and the Fantasy line, and the By Her Command line. I think the Fantasy line is going to have some offshoots, like the Vampire line and the Cast a Spell line and the Sleepy. There's also going to be the Foot line, I think. Kind of mulling this all over in my head still... what do you think? What am I forgetting?

Today Jukebox and I agreed that we want to work on another story together. This one is for this month's MC Forum contest, "The Story of Our Lives." The problem with doing this contest is that J has already put so much autobiographically-inspired stuff in his stories, it's hard to come up with a memorable and not-TOO-personal story. (I'll have to work on giving him more memories to work from.) I think we've come up with which experience to use, but it'll end up highly fictionalized. Probably. Or maybe not...

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A couple of new developments!

First of all, the CD cover proofs for By Her Command: Weight Management and Mountain Lake for Women came back. I had some minor copy edit concerns, but the graphics look awesome. Wait till you see BHC:WM. It is absolutely cool. The Jukebox CD design is coming up in the next couple of days.

Second, I'm going to be in Niteflirt today and tomorrow in the afternoons and probably evenings. If you wanted a session but didn't know when to schedule one, now's a good time to check in! Tuesday evening is also a likely time. Start looking for me around two or three this afternoon eastern US time.

Finally, I have the scripts done for the revised Voice and the rough draft of Chakra Capture. There are a couple of minor wrinkles in the latter that I'm trying to iron out, but I feel very good about the basic concept. Recording got pushed back to Monday night, so I have some room to maneuver on getting it all together.

I've goofed around long enough... time to get my day started!