First and foremost, this story was a commission and I am extremely grateful to the commissioner for their ideas and feedback along the way.
I think there is so much potential for virtual reality and mind control. I am glad I was able to explore that a bit here. Women being converted into much more autonomous machines that have personalities programmed into them is a big kink of mine too. Using that to brainwash women into the ideal playthings of DDF worked out really well I think.
Westworld is an obvious influence, but I also thought a lot about Boomers from Bubblegum Crisis too.
Inspirations: Downing Street’s Ringtones, Darkmind’s Pleasure Island, and Vendatrix’s Pleasure Crews Of The Ultimate Lovedolls.
Feminine Obedience Academy: Yoshiko was greatly inspired by this fantasy of mine where university learning for women is replaced with, well, feminine obedience training. There have been a number of great stories on mcstories over the years that have used that trope plus the never published one that Vendatrix teases us with at the end of Pleasure Crews of the Ultimate Lovedolls. The STUDENT, SERVANT, DOLL semesters were inspired by correspondence I had with a reader about what different semester would look like for a student at the Feminine Obedience Academy. I left it loose at first and then the needs of the story’s plot filled in a lot of the rest.
I brought in some of the male controllers from my Domestic Doll Services stories as well. I think I am settling on a bunch of those for purposes of continuity and consistency. There are also a handful of allusions to my District Nine Slave Adoption Agency story, which takes place in the same universe. I bet Brett, Melissa, and their daughters will make some cameos at some point.
Yoshiko has been one of my favorite protagonists over the years. She is so cheerful and passionate, yet also eager to submit and longing for control. I enjoyed writing her journey throughout the early months of 2021. Readers will meet her sister Utami in an upcoming story called Emerald’s Service that is coming soon.
The next Feminine Obedience Academy story will, as the epilogue notes, star a young woman named April and her best friend Melinda. I hear one of FOA’s professors has their eye on her…
Inspirations: thrall’s Mirrored In Your Eyes planted the seed in my mind for having different roles for each semester. Vendatrix’s Ultimate Lovedoll stories are, of course, a huge influence. trilby else’s Legacy is another academy story I reread before writing this one.
Independent Female Syndrome was inspired by two books. The first was about the changing role of women in the home and workplace between World War I and World War II. The second was about the rise of the suburbs and interstate highway system after World War II. Some of the anti-feminist rhetoric expressed by opponents of women in the workplace during that era bled into my fantasies (as always!) and I began scribbling out an outline.
On the EMC end of things, Vendatrix’s There Are No Bad Girls and Downing Street’s New Girl were huge influences.
I really hope you enjoyed this story. I had a great time writing it.