MistressKlara: Welcome to the community.
Trueskeptic: Thank you.
MistressKlara: How are you finding things so far?
Trueskeptic: It’s a… hmmm… curious place to say the least.
MistressKlara: I take it by your alias you don’t believe in hypnosis.
Trueskeptic: No, sorry. I’ve always been intrigued by it, but it’s all pretty much a sham, isn’t it?
MistressKlara: No, it’s not. Would you like a demonstration?
Trueskeptic: Hmmm… sure. Not that it’s going to work but…
MistressKlara: Let me just turn on my microphone then.
“There. Can you hear me?”
“Good. Now then, let me tell you what hypnosis really is. It’s not magic, but rather a state of human consciousness involving focused attention and…”
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“I’m sorry it didn’t work.”
Klarasservant: That’s okay. Like I said before, I wasn’t really expecting it to.
“Perhaps we can try again some other time.”
Klarasservant: I suppose. Thank you nonetheless, Mistress.
“You’re welcome, slave.”