Monday, January 25, 2010

A busy couple of weeks!

Site updates and news:

The calendar is now up! Go to http://www.blisstrance.com/calendar and have a look. It'll let you know when I'm available for phone sessions. If there's nothing on there, I might sign on but it's not guaranteed. If it says NOT AVAILABLE pick another time. If it says Appointment Block you can schedule time. Please note that I will not *start* an appointment after the time listed as available, but I can and will run over!

I've got a bunch of the next few weeks showing my availability. There are even some daytime slots! Check it out!

Also, the schedule is up at the FFF site. I'm planning on attending the following:

Friday 20:00 - Hypno SIG
Friday 23:00 - Neko-chan
?Saturday 12:30 - Neko-chan
*Saturday 20:00 - Room induction
*Sunday 11:30 - Erotic hypnosis 101

The ones with a star I'm presenting, the one with a question mark I may or may not attend. I'm not going to be doing a lot of personal interest stuff at FFF (that's for DO!), since the munch group pulled so hard for me to attend. I want to be available and in public! But there's so much here for even a novice to D/s, so don't miss it!

Wednesday I'll be recording Museum Heat, Peaceful Sleep, and possibly a third... Requests?

Monday, January 18, 2010

5:30am comes early...

...and I should be heading for bed, but I'm stopping here to just say thank you to everyone who's been so supportive of me lately. You know who you are.

I turned off The Mentalist about an hour and a half ago. I'm not quite halfway through the first season, reviewing it for good hypno moments and cheesy it-doesn't-work-like-that moments, but right now what it's making me realize is how very lonely the lead character is. I am so grateful that my life is rich with the many textures of people I know.

Thank you all for making my life brighter. I'm coming up on an incredibly stressful two weeks, and the only reason I'm as sanguine as I am is that I know with the support of my Chosen, my pets, and my friends I will be OK. (In this stress I cannot count on my blood family, much as I'd like to, so typed letters appearing on my screen are all I have. And yet, oddly, it seems like it might just be enough.)

And I am deeply grateful.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Winter/Spring availability times

I've been getting requests for sessions, and I'm delighted to say that very soon I'll be doing a lot more of them. A lot more. Here's what the next few weeks look like for me:

This coming week: scripting for another long series of recording sessions - times BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, unless I announce on Twitter that I'm taking calls.
Week of the 25th: packing for a personal trip - times BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, unless I announce on Twitter that I'm taking calls.
30-31: personal trip

After that, I will be having regular weekday evening hypnosis session hours. Except when I am at a con or recording, count on me being available from 7pm eastern until 11pm or midnight nightly. I will be leaving Wednesday nights as open nights on my calendar for recording sessions, since I plan to be releasing more files and working more on the podcast, but those times may be available by appointment.

Please do see the previous post for my travel plans. Those will disrupt the normal schedule.

I look forward to talking with you soon.

Friday, January 15, 2010

More updated travel plans

I will be hypnotizing and (in some cases) giving seminars on erotic hypnosis this spring at the following conventions:

Fetish Fair Flea market - New England - February 11-16
  • Group Trance 8pm Saturday, followed by hypnosis room party
  • Erotic Hypnosis 101 11:30am Sunday
  • Play other times, come find me!
  • Wiseguy will be there, so you can talk to him too!
Dark Odyssey - Washington DC - February 26-28
  • No seminar... sign up and message me to set up a play date!
  • Jukebox and Kittyhypnoslut will be there with me.
Frolicon - Atlanta, GA - April 1-4, seminar times TBA
  • Chakra Play and Hypnosis
  • Robotization (With Winterrose!)
  • Erotic Hypnosis 101
  • Playing other times, message for a play date!
Also planning to appear at CONvergence and Dragon*Con!

Explore your fantasies. You know you want to.... ;)

Mmmmm!

Taking a break from rewatching Dead Again to blog post. Sometimes I just love the research I do for podcasts, really I do. And I have to take a break, because I had to take a shower after watching the first hypnosis scene.

I recently went over to the Inraptured site, and I'm trying to decide what I think of it. I'd been asked to go there before, but there were some people that, quite frankly, struck me as bugfuck crazy there. On the other hand... well, I don't know how active those people are any more, and there are a lot of tranceplayers who still aren't familiar with me after all this time. Guess it's time to go let them know!

If you're already a member there, feel free to post reviews of my work. I don't want to tell a whole bunch of new members to join up and spam reviews, because that's tacky, but if you want to join and post your feelings I'd appreciate it.

Another post later today with more firmed-up FFF and DO and Frolicon news!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Haiti Crisis

Eighty percent of the Haitian population lives below the poverty line. They were hit with four hurricanes in 2008, which destroyed 70 percent of their cropland. They have sickness and coups and pain.

Now this. A 7.0 earthquake hit ten miles from the capital city. Aftershocks keep on coming, many over 4.0. That is going to hamper rescue efforts - it's not safe for the rescuers. As I write we still don't even have estimates on fatalities, but it's going to be brutal.

I've already donated, and for the remainder of the week $5 of any CD or mp3 purchased will go to the Red Cross. Please feel free to repost this anywhere you think it'd be welcome.

Monday, January 11, 2010

I Get Email: a cute story

I have another "I get email" post for tomorrow or Wednesday, but this one I promised to post a while back. This is posted by permission from sleepybrat09 on Twitter. Feel free to follow her. She's adorable.

This is the story of how she got rapid-dropped with an unusual focus. I giggled. I hope you will too!

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Crowning Achievement for a Hypno-Junkie (aka how I'm an easy target :oP)

This is a tale of just how easy of a target I am...kinda :o)Back story: My best friend is a hypnotist (here comes the chorus of "NO?! REALLY!"), we've known each other for seven years. He's been trancing me for said seven years mostly via text and phone. About four years ago we started hanging out in real space (when he would need to come to the area for school purposes), and in the last year I've started visiting him (...5 times but who's counting?). We've yet to do any real in person hypnosis (that was more than 20 seconds long). We have a playful D/s relationship (at least it's A relationship.../bitterness) and basically...I'm putty for him. :)

So I was visiting this weekend,and he asked the group of us that were there if we wanted to play Hypno-Jenga on Friday. I was slightly nervous about my semi first time in person being in a group, but I agreed...because it's pretty much what I do when he asks something (when I don't want to be a brat...hence the Twitter name). So this was semi nerve-wracking for me but that didn't last long anyway...but I digress.

Before I start let me explain the basics of hypno jenga here, my best friend's roommate/friend made it for him as a way for him to keep in practice and whatnot. What she did was number all of the Jenga blocks 1-100 and, with the game, gave him a sheet of paper numbered 1-100 as well. Each number had a different type of induction on it (relaxation, shock, instant, candle, pendant, surprise, misc, etc, etc and so on and so forth). A person picks a block,they get tranced by the induction that coordinates with the number on the block. When the hypnotist picks a block he hypnotizes the whole group. It's quite fun. I'm not just saying that because my brain was basically putty then either! :o)
So the first time I got to pick a block I got either...surprise or shock or something along those lines. I can't quite remember what exactly it was. Anyway, the previous Christmas I bought my best friend a Build-a Bear teddy bear that wears a little martial arts gi (because he's a black belt,and it's adorable, but again I digress). So before all of this he had been going on about how he was able to use the teddy bear as an induction with someone not too long ago. And, being the brat that I am, I just gave him a look of utter 'WTF how is that even possible?!'...and then I got that induction.

So he grabs the bear off of his chair, and I made a comment, and he said "well it was your gift, it only seems right that we should use it" - and I made another comment. And the following is pretty much exactly what happened: "So. See the bear?" (as he holds it directly in front of me)

"....Yeeeaah?"

"See the bear?" (repeated several times, as he starts moving it side to side, up, down, in a semi circle, etc)

"Yeaaaah I see the - "

"SLEEP!" (as the bear is tossed at - albeit very gently - and bounces off my face)

It was at that point that I sat there (I was on the edge of his couch), blinked once for a split second, and then dropped back against the back of the couch. I was tranced by a teddy bear. :P

This refutes a previous dispute about me being a "soft target". My response upon being woken up was hilarious. I sat up, looked at him and just shook my head, going "son of a bitch. I don't believe you actually just did that. AND IT WORKED."

So there you have it, my albeit very short story. But a story nonetheless. My internal monologues the entire night were hilarious. He did a quarter induction on me and as I'm holding the quarter I'm thinking to myself "not letting go, not letting go, not letting....crap *quarter drops to floor". Same thing during another one where he was making my left arm stiff, I'm standing there thinking "oh that's my weak arm...he should have used the other one." and then he starts pushing down on it, and I start thinking "wait...that's my weaker arm...it's not moving?!"

Hehehe. :o) I'm an entertaining participant, to say the least. So that was my crowning achievement for the weekend, hopefully it was entertaining!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Browsing around the web...

...and I bet the people who are friends with me there regret it a bit. ;)

Still, I've already found groups in the Twin Cities to join, and I've found a kink-friendly massage therapist who's going to be getting my business. Why? Because it pays to give back to the community and her rates are beyond reasonable. After my first session with her, I'll post a review.

I also found a plus-size lingerie site I've been browsing around. For those not in the know: I am a fat chick. I am trying to get smaller because of effects on my knees, but I'm emotionally comfortable with myself at this size. (In fact, that's one of the larger problems I've had: I'm comfy enough that I have difficulty convincing myself to change!) This site has some really pretty garments. If I figure out a way to get an address-protected wishlist going there, I'll be posting it. And then people who buy me items can get pics for free, and I'll post them after that for pay to my NF and TS sites.

I'm pondering the script for a breast induction file as well. It would be lovely to be able to get one of those out by Frolicon.

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

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Friday, January 8, 2010

New Podcast up! And notes for this spring

The latest podcast is up, at http://bit.ly/4xxISs - this one on Dos and Don'ts for aspiring hypnoerotica writers. It's a bit quick and dirty, but it does the job. I'm really intent on getting more podcasts up this year.

And that's a good leadin to my overall plans this spring. On my agenda:

  • A weekly podcast reviewing the previous Sunday's MC stories, and any not on the EMCSA which have been brought to my attention. (If you know of a good hypno story not posted on http://www.mcstories.com please do let me know about it!)
  • Podcasts every first and third weekend on other topics
  • Getting a Google Calendar link to my appointments calendar set up so people visiting Blisstrance.com can know when I'm available. This is a big one, because with the demise of Niteflirt's appointment system, people have a hard time figuring out when I'm clear and taking calls. There's a lot to be said for random, but I want to do more by appointment. Also, since I plan on going full-time at this in May, staking out a time slot might help me better plan my week.
  • Releasing "Merchant's Daughter;" recording and releasing "By Her Command: Peaceful Sleep," "Museum Heat," and finishing the Robot 1.X series.
  • Updating my wishlist again. Thank you so much to all the wonderful people who have pampered me. I am so happy!
I also have great ideas for getting my files to people at upcoming cons. I'm hoping to premiere "Merchant's Daughter" at FFF! There might be more in the way of chakra work at Frolicon too. Stay tuned.