As I was commenting to a good friend recently: I suck at predicting what people are going to react to where my manip work is concerned. Often the things that I go for personally don’t elicit much of a reaction at all but the manip I least expect turns out to be the big hit of that update. Which is fine with me, I decry no person their fetish or flavor thereof.
The single biggest surprise for me, in this regard, was the reaction to my video manip Orientation. When I originally posted it to the Hypnopics Collective, I was very surprised when, almost immediately, several people let me know that they’d really like to have a copy of the subliminal training film that the main character is watching. This was something I’d never even considered making available. For me, the whole thing was about the story surrounding this woman and her enslavement. I thought a video of just the subliminals wouldn’t make sense outside the context of someone watching it. But I figured what the hell. I created a video of the subliminal material and sent it out into the world, doubtful (but hopeful) it would find its way.
Like I said, I suck at these things.
In the months that followed, I received more email regarding Orientation: Screen than the original from whence it came. Why? Who knows. People like what they like. Simple as that as far as I’m concerned. I’m just happy that they’re happy.
To that end, I thought it was high time I served up a high-qualiy version to go along with its progenitor. Prior to now, this was only available on bittorrent and a few file sharing sites. It does differ slightly from the subliminals you’ll see in the version of Orientation that’s on the site today, as it was taken from an early work-in-progress version.
Lastly, for all those who’ve taken the time to send an email or drop a pm letting me know you dig it, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Click here to watch Orientation: Screen.