Tumblr favorite #1902: Brainwashing in progress

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My original tumblr post was here. This image was researched by Bacchus at ErosBlog as part of the “Δ commission.” The research was originally published at Hedonix as “Δ 073 – Brainwashing In Progress.” Here is what Bacchus found.

This animation consists of frames from the 1977 sexploitation movie Ilsa, The Tigress of Siberia. The scene is included in sets of stills at three different websites, although neither of two detailed summaries of the movie’s plot explains what specifically is happening (or to whom) in the scene with the wired-up girl (not Ilsa). Here is a larger still image of the scene:

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A probably-temporary copy of the movie dubbed in Spanish exists on YouTube, where the scene in question starts at about 52:15. Although it’s not entirely clear what’s going on, the scene appears to depict a sort of electronic brainwashing or mind-control project, that leaves its victim huddled in a barren cell while imagining that she is trapped in a tropical bog being bitten by snakes. Here’s another captured still of the brainwashing equipment in use:

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Tumblr favorite #1854: You feel…itchy…

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Original post here. This image was researched by Bacchus at ErosBlog as part of the “Δ commission.” The research was originally published at Hedonix as “Δ 022 – ‘Your Clothes Feel Intolerably Itchy…’ .”Here is what Bacchus found.

It is a sad commentary on the current sorry state of image search engines that despite being having been (as of the time of writing of this attribution [Faustus — probably January 2015]) “liked” and “reblogged” by 3750 different people on Tumblr since being originally posted there, the search engines are collectively aware of only one instance of this animation, and that is here.

No attribution for this animation could be discovered. However, it is clearly made from (or created as an homage to) the extensive schlock line-art advertising that has surrounded the entertaining flim-flam enterprise that is commercial hypnosis or mesmerisation, as first pioneered by Franz Mesmer and subsequently promoted by James Braid, vaudeville performers, hucksters at fairs the world over, small ads in the back of comic books and pulp magazines, and modernly, on blogs.