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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Vampirella — Part II

The second installment about the mesmeric character Vampirella

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