Sunday, 8 June 2008

To Catch a Thief

Ello all. Long time no Blog.

You'll be relieved to know that we do still indulge in plenty of hypno play. A lot of the time, we rely on our favourite suggestions though, (freezing / posing / blanking) and I'd rather tell you readers about new suggestions (or new twists on old suggestions) that we've tried out, then keep a daily log of just how many times I zap Liz with an orgasm trigger when we're out shopping. (5 at the last count... kidding!)

So here's something we did earlier today:

Myself and Liz are both fairly avid gamers. It's not so bad that we never go out to see our friends... but there are ways that games permeate into our lives in ways that they wouldn't do for the average guy in the street... like... you know how some couples after certain bedroom "activities" might lie in bed having a chilled out cigarette? Well we don't do that. We... play tetris. :oD Yeah it's a tad geeky, but it's *way* more healthy than smoking ciggies. We get to exercise our minds as well as our bodies and... heh, I don't really need to justify it do I. We both like games, so there. :op

Anyway, last month Liz plowed her way through the whole of Thief: Deadly Shadows. For those of you that aren't familiar with it, it's a stealth adventure / action game where you play a cynical smugly sarcastic genius thief called Garrett, as he sneaks his way through a dystopian steampunk city making off with loot from wherever he can find it. Pretty much everyone in the city that you wind up stealing from is evil, greedy, or barmy in some way, so you don't feel too bad about stealing from them.

The game's brilliantly atmospheric. And the feel as you play through it goes from mysterious, to creepy, to exciting... it's just a really good game. The plot and pacing and storyline and... oh wait, this is a hypno blog, not a gaming blog.

The reason that I mention Thief, was because a couple of weeks back, we came across Blank Serena's Yahoo 360 blog, (find it here: I'd definitely recommend giving it a read) and she mentions in one post, being hypnotized by a girlfriend to believe herself to be a spy. As a spy she was sent on a "mission" to break into an office building, and steal a Top Secret document from a certain room... Now in reality, the office building was the one that her friend worked at, Serena was given the appropriate door codes and keys to make her way in, and the "Top Secret" document was just an empty envelope with Top Secret written on it. She still believed that what she was doing was completely illegal though. And was extremely excited by the whole thing.

We were at a family do today, (50-60 people from my side of the family for a second cousins birthday or something) it was my side of the family, so Liz didn't really know anyone. Normally she'd be fine to chat to people and get to know them, today though, she wasn't so much in the mood to hang around making small talk. (Maybe it was because she was up till 3:30 last night playing Age of Conan, maybe it was because half the tables in the room we were in had candles) The shindig was in a social club, and there were bottles with candles in. Candles with flickering flames... flames that shimmered and danced... Once they'd been lit it took Liz about... oooh 15 seconds to come out with a whispered:

"I bet you can't hypnotize me in front of all these people without anyone noticing."

Bless her little bratty socks. I assured her that yes I *could* do that if I wanted, and that I'd have *no* problem whatsoever doing a nice candle induction on her while everyone else around us chatted away and socialised.

"Ha! Sure! I bet you couldn't make me your blank minded zombie slave till we get back to yours"

"Liz, is this your way of telling me that you're bored and horny and you just want to get this over with?"

"Noooooo" she said coyly, looking evasive. (Which is basically Liz-speak for "Yessss" :oD)

So I pointed out to her that she never could resist anything shiny and eye-catching, that things seen out of the corner of her eye were especially attractive to her, she'd always find herself wanting to look and see what they are, what they're doing, and that trying to look away from the candle was just futile as the room was full of them, wherever she looked, there'd be candles out of the corner of her eye captivating her, drawing her gaze...

Short story shorter, she was dropping easily into a trance inside of 2 minutes. From there I told her that she'd be my nice blank-minded zombie slave for the rest of the shindig, but provided her with a few suggestions to her her mind stay blank and grow more blank and obedient over time.

The problems arose when people started noticing that Liz was completely zoned out staring at this candle. One family member leaned over and asked "late night?" seeing Liz's vacant stare. "heh, yeah, up till three gaming" I said, glad to have *some* excuse handy.

I leant over to Liz and whispered to her that she could behave like she was awake, whilst remaining hypnotized and blank on the inside. Basically that meant that Pet (Liz's subconscious) filled in for Liz during Liz's (for want of a better word) "absence"

Pet put on a good performance, but she couldn't draw too much on emulating Liz's personality and behaviour without waking Liz herself (who'd made it clear she didn't want waking till I had her back home, and would consider my efforts to trance her to be a failure if that wasn't the case) so we ate a little food from the buffet, socialised with the birthday boy (he's 1) as long as possible before heading off home.

Chatting with Pet is often an illuminating experience, she'll happily chat about feelings concerns or fantasies that Liz might have, wheras Liz tends to either play her cards very close to her chest. Sometimes she seems to want a mind reader, it's lucky she's going out with me ;o)

While driving back in the car, pet mentioned to me that Liz really enjoyed reading Serena's entry on being a spy. She also mentioned that Lizzi would be interested in carrying out the same kind of fantasy as some kind of thief. (See, there *was* a reason for me mentioning the Thief game) Me being the good boyfriend, I went about setting the scene. I had Liz think up a name for her thief persona, and then told her the following.

"When we get home. You'll remain entranced until you step onto the doorstep of the house. At that point, you'll become Adara. (the name she had chosen for herself) Adara is a thief, and steals from the rich and greedy. You'll make your way through the house collecting the coins that I leave placed around (I'd put some 10p pieces on various worktops and tables) Instead of coins though, you'll see gems and jewelry, gold and silver.

My name will be Mr Mesmer. And I'm an Evil Hypnotist that hypnotizes the rich and famous in his amusing stageshows, and then uses his hypnotic wiles to relieve them of their "unwanted" gems and jewelry after the show has ended.

You will sneak around the house stealing all the gems, before trying to take the golden pen out of my pocket (I'd placed a fountain pen in my shirt pocket) If a door is locked, you'll have to pick it. If I come into the same room as you, you can avoid detection by freezing in place, and you'll fade into the shadows.

If I discover you, you know that I'll hypnotize and enthrall you. Do you understand all that?"

She did.

I also gave her a trigger to see me, (see me) and one to not see me (see me not) so I could watch her going about her thievery.

We got home, Liz still in blank minded zombie mode, and I led us to the front door. I went inside and placed some coins about the place, told Liz to step onto the doorstep, and said "See me not"

The door handle gently turned, and the door was pushed open enough to let "Adara" in. She pushed the door shut behind her, looked warily around, then quietly padded off towards the kitchen. I made my way upstairs and loudly said "See me"

While I busied myself with spreading around the last of the coins, Lizz... sorry, "Adara" was creeping through my kitchen and dining room looking for loot. Before too long I heard a noise from downstairs that didn't belong there.

I made my way out onto the landing and called "Is someone down there?"

No response.

I made my way down to the kitchen only to find the cat mooching around. (Probably trying to get Liz to feed him. Unlucky for him that she's *totally* a dog person) Remembering that all the guards in those games voice their inner monologue at all times I began speaking to myself. "Hmmm? Must have been the cat... could have sworn I heard something."

I went into the dining room to check for intruders, and noticed that the door was open enough for a person to hide behind it... not that that was where Liz was hiding. Instead she was crouched down in a corner in the far end of the room completely motionless, doing her very best attempt to look invisible. I wandered out again...

The next 10-15 minutes were quite the cat and mouse game, I'd walk past a room she was in, going into them sometimes, locking doors behind me. Hearing noises, going to look for intruders. I'm just glad I didn't give Liz any weapons. In the Thief games, Garrett gets a blackjack to knock unwelcome guards out with. Liz said she was *very* tempted to do the same thing to me at one point. (Guess she lucked out this time :oP)

Eventually every coin had been collected, and all that was left was my "golden" pen. I took it with me to my study and sat down at the computer with the pen on my right. As I heard Liz sneak into the room i was reminded of a similar scene in a film where a guy's trying to steal a book of another guy's desk, while the other guy is sat at the desk.

As she crept up to my right, I picked up the pen and began to play with it, before putting it down on my left. She made her way around me, stepping carefully up on the bed... only for me to then move the pen back to my right side. I imagined by this point she was getting a little infuriated, so I left it there... then as she went to reach for it....

"Aha! An intruder!"

"Grrrrrrr get your hands *OFF* me you disgusting cur!"

"I rather think *I* should be making the demands girl, considering I just found you in here stealing what is mine"

She pointed out that it was stolen by me in the first place. And that she'd be much more deserving of it... I can't remember her exact words, because it's 2am at the time that I'm writing this. They were *very* well thought out though, she played the part brilliantly.

Of course once an Evil Hypnotist (note the capital letters again) has his beautiful prey in his grasp, there's no way he's going to let her go. Before too long I was swinging my pretty golden pen in front of Liz's big brown eyes, telling her that I could use a good slavegirl around the home.

"Ha! I'll *never* serve you, you pig"

"Spirited young thing, aren't you... but tell me, if you'll never serve me... then why are you doing everything I'm telling you to? Why d'you gaze at my shiny gold pen like you can't look away...?"

"I can look away, I...."

"Nooo, you can't, it's just too shiny, too eye catching, too pretty, you're a thief for a good reason. You're a thief because you can't resist the pull of coin, of gems, of gold, just like you can't resist becoming my helpless slavegirl"

"No! You can't make me your slavegirl!"

"Oh don't worry, you'll be a *lot* of things for me. My hypnotic assistant in my stageshow. Catching the eye of all the fine gentlemen, distracting them from noticing my hand dipping into their wallets... my serving maid around the home, cooking and cleaning for me, and at night you can still be a thief... *my* thief. Stealing from those I direct you to steal from."

I may have cackled gleefully at this point.

Before too long, I had "Adara" lying weak on the bed, her body not responding to her urges to move, believing that as I pressed my pen to her forehead and counted to 10, it would draw all the will power and resistance and strength out of her.

By 3 she was still resisting, still telling me to let her go... by 7 though, all she wanted to do was serve, and please, and obey.

Which of course she did. :oD

On waking up after the whole thing, Liz was *very* happy at how it had all turned out. (Especially because she'd gotten her way, and found a quick way out of the family gathering)

Not that she's in charge of course... right?


Wanderer said...

Ooooh. Hypno-roleplaying is something that I *really* want to try once I have a partner who wants to hypnotize me. (and *can* hypnotize me- any suggestions on how they'd go about learning?) Can Liz remember everything that happened after doing roleplaying like this?

K.S. said...

Let me just get my fanboi-ness out of the way and say:


Hypno-roleplaying is far beyond my scope atm, as my significant other is still too comfy in the hypno-bondage/immobility side of it.

Then again, being more of a gamer than me (I'm happy with just my CoD4, she'll happily go and play Oblivion, Neverwinter Nights, etc), inspiration once again comes from you lex :D

Oh, lizz, you HAVE to blog about this. It would be wonderful to see the other slice of the story :D

Grey said...

Half the fun is giving them exactly what they asked for, and something totally unexpected at the same time...

Afton said...

Thanks for sharing!! I love my Jewelry & I will never wear it to any live magic show.

Anonymous said...

My GF plays tetris after hypno-fun.... and we kind of cheated as I gave her a concentration aid to help her focus which she uses.

She's at about 1,500,000 points for DS Tetris I think.

Sharky said...

well nice coincidence, me and a friend set up a game of hypno-tetris last night... however she found it more arousing than easy to concentrate on... and by the time the started getting triple and quadruple rows she started finding it VERY hard to concentrate, let alone keep her hands and mind on the controls