Comic Book Shop
There’s a big comic book store downtown. I’m not into comics that much. I think that last comic I bought was an Archie comic back in elementary school.
This place is really big, and they have a really big parking lot. I’ve always assumed this means they do a lot of business, as real estate downtown is pretty expensive. Every time I’ve been down there the place has been crowded.
I was down there a couple days ago, on a Tuesday afternoon when it wasn’t so crowded so I decided to stop in, just to check it out. The only thing I know about comics are the ones that get turned into TV and movies, like Walking Dead and all the recent superhero movies.
They have a huge section of Japanese Manga. Many are in Japanese without English translations. The guys said these sell well. There weren’t a lot of customers so I was asking him about his typical customer.
I was surprised when he said he does most of his business online. I guess that makes sense. He has all kinds of connections and can get some pretty hard to find comics.
They have a lot of software that lets you create your own comics. They have a large amateur section where people can sell their stuff on commission.
Any New Guys?
I asked if there were any up and coming super heroes that might make the break into TV or movies, and he said while that’s hard to predict, he’s got a couple ideas.
There’s one guy who has the power to implant thoughts into people’s minds, but the story is not how he uses those powers as a good guy or a bad guy. It’s more of a mental journey about the ethics of doing that.
The guy that wrote the comic used to be an attorney, and started out pretty naive but after a couple of decades in the criminal justice system he’s not sure ethics or morals even exist any more.
There’s a group that has a building right next to his that have a very interesting and very lucrative business he was telling me about.
They are very expensive, but they have a near 100% success rate. What they do is work with individuals who have gotten dumped and want techniques to get their ex back.
They have very specific set of qualifying criteria, not least is the amount of money they charge. But if they take your case, what they do is target your ex like they’d do on one of those con artist TV shows like Sneaky Pete.
They started out as an outfit that would host those murder parties, where they show up and some play the suspects, some play the cops, and the party guests have to figure how what’s going on and who’s doing what.
But they somehow started figuring out how to con people, first as kind of a side project, but then some rich guy who was desperate to get his ex wife back hired them.
They created this elaborate con where they slowly and organically started to have people kind of pop up in the life of the ex.
Covert Mind Control
Through a bunch of deep psychological techniques and advanced gaslighting effects, they would slowly and covertly shift their thinking so they would start to fall in love with their ex again.
So that they couldn’t help but to think of this person. So they couldn’t help but dream about this person. And pretty soon they found themselves calling this person and trying to reach out.
The entire thing requires that their client not talk about this. And they even do a post hypnotic set of suggestions to create amnesia in their client.
So after their client and their ex get back together, the client will slowly forget this happened. He won’t be able to remember any of this. He will forget all of this.
The outcome the attorney wanted to create was that after having your attention try to understand all these convoluted stories, you would start to question what was right and what was wrong.
The whole stories took place in the mind of the hero, or villain, depending on what interpretation you choose. He purposely made it so you can’t really tell which part of this is real, and which part of this is a hallucination.
It mostly takes place in the mind of the protagonist, shortly after he discovers his powers to implant thoughts into peoples minds. After he finds out how easy it is to brainwash people. How to use easy mental techniques to control people’s thinking.
Even to be able to make people fall in love with you, or get them really interested in giving you money.
He told me that he thinks if done correctly, it can be a really good movie, as this is a bunch of stories inside a bunch of other stories to the point where you just get confused and have to rely on your intuition to be able to understand this.
I looked through some of the amateur comics and some of them are very impressive. They have some very powerful software you can buy to make it really easy to put together your own custom comic.
So long as you stick to the basic hero’s journey structure, you should do pretty good. That’s the same structure that has been told and retold since the dawn of time.
I guess this could get additive. Reading fiction is interesting, and can take a while. But some of those manga, you can read the new editions in thirty minutes or so. And some of the more famous manga, like One Piece, have tons of editions.
Lots of Fun Here
Needless to say, reading comics can be a very interesting hobby for a whole bunch of different reasons.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.