Posts Tagged ‘mesmerism’

Fa Lo Suee — “Master of Kung Fu”

Daugh­ters of Evil World Con­querors real­ly have only two options in life: be their father’s ador­ing min­ion who ulti­mate­ly falls for the Hero and helps him defeat her father, or strike out on your own and try to out-con­quer him. Fah Lo Suee, daugh­ter of the inscruitable Man­darin Fu Manchu, is entire­ly the lat­ter. But while Fah Lo Suee in the nov­els was more the for­mer, only once real­ly act­ing in the role of con­queror in place of her father, in the Mar­vel com­ic “Shang-Chi, Mas­ter of Kung Fu”, she was a re-occur­ring char­ac­ter with her own agen­da who bat­tled her father as much as she bat­tled her own half-broth­er Shang-Chi.

⇒ Con­tin­ue read­ing “Fa Lo Suee — “Mas­ter of Kung Fu””

GenCon Findings — 2011

This past week­end I attend­ed Gen­Con, the major gam­ing con­ven­tion in the US. As usu­al, I am look­ing for inter­est­ing and unusu­al role­play­ing games, espe­cial­ly ones that have ele­ments of hyp­no­sis or mind con­trol as part of the char­ac­ter designs or in the oppo­si­tion. This year, I found three such games.

⇒ Con­tin­ue read­ing “Gen­Con Find­ings — 2011”

‘The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar’ by Edgar Allan Poe

‘The Facts in the Case of M. Valde­mar’ by Edgar Allan Poe is one of his short­est sto­ries but is also one of his most effective.

The uniden­ti­fied nar­ra­tor is sum­moned to the deathbed of an old acquain­tance, whom he had mes­mer­ized in the past. The acquain­tance, one M. Valde­mar, expressed his desire to be placed in a mes­mer­ic trance just before death.

⇒ Con­tin­ue read­ing “‘The Facts in the Case of M. Valde­mar’ by Edgar Allan Poe”

‘The Talons of Weng-Chiang’ — “Doctor Who”

~ Terror in the Fog ~

In ‘The Talons of Weng-Chi­ang’, the Fourth Doc­tor and Leela encounter a mys­tery with extra­or­di­nary pro­por­tions in Vic­to­ri­an Lon­don, involv­ing miss­ing women, a stage magi­cian and his malev­o­lent dum­my assis­tant, Chi­nese tongs, a mys­te­ri­ous Ori­en­tal cab­i­net, a crip­pled war crim­i­nal from the future and a giant rat.

⇒ Con­tin­ue read­ing “‘The Talons of Weng-Chi­ang’ — “Doc­tor Who””

Vampirella — Part II

The sec­ond install­ment about the mes­mer­ic char­ac­ter Vampirella

⇒ Con­tin­ue read­ing “Vam­pirella — Part II”

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