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Brainwash & Set

I have been a fan of Prime Mover’s graphical stories for awhile now, but I think Brainwash & Set is his best work yet. Brainwash & Set is a, as he terms it, “housewifeication” story where a career women is turned into a bubble brained Stepford Wife style homemaker. Levin’s novel is clearly a big influence as are other themes from the EMCSA. Narrative wise, I think this is his best work yet. It is subtle and the slow burn of the protagonist’s transformation is well done.

There were other plot choices I enjoyed as well, but I don’t want to spoil the story. I would love to see more stories in this universe.


Thoughts so far…

  • I am really mad this is up against Friday Night Lights.  FNL is one of the best shows of the past decade and I would like it to continue.
  • Either way, I don’t watch either until Saturday via Hulu.
  • The first fifteen minutes or so of the first episode was straight out of an EMCSA story.  A few times I literally said “I’ve seen this somewhere…” out loud.  Ha.  The visuals of the dollhouse are well done and the sort of thing I would imagine for some of my own stories.
  • That said, the first episode was good.  It started well and ended well.  The middle parts were shaky, but in context with the rest of the episodes so far it makes more sense.
  • The humans hunting humans trope in the second episode was so cliched that Joss Whedon must’ve done that on purpose.  Still, some nice character development.
  • I could care less about the lives of divas, but the third episode gave a lot of good background information.  I like how Dollhouse starts in the middle of the action and offer bits of background in each episode.  Of course, the average viewer probably hates that.
  • My only theory so far is that DeWitt is probably an Active.


The newest chapter of Outcall is very impressive. trilby else has, as usual, created a world filled with brainwashing twists and turns, this time involving mind controlled sex workers. There are some really erotic sections and well done mind control sequences. This one will make my reader’s picks the next time I update it (normally during the holidays).

Story Review: Rogue State

Rogue State by Wm. Franklin Summers-I love a diabolical brainwashing scheme as much as the next person and this story has shown some potential. I like the clearly doomed protagonist and am curious as to where her controller will take her. The amount of plot exposition is great, but I do long for some more action. As a few people noted on the forums, however, making women obedient via horniess is something I am not super into.