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Hello Inception.

I've been engulfed by this monstrous, and I mean monstrous, Law and Order-ish AU bunny for Thassarian/Koltira. (Thassarian is a CSU detective and Koltira is a prosecutor ten years his senior.) If I do finish it with hex12, God willing, it will most likely be my longest story ever. In Chinese, no less.

Anyway, so I was doing some research about true crime etc and came across with story of Eileen Franklin and the case of People vs. Franklin. Along with it, a Salon article written about the production of false memories.

From this experiment, Loftus began to sketch what she called a "recipe" for planting memories. First, you needed the subject's trust. A therapist had that; so did a family member. Then, by suggesting that the incident might have happened, you planted a seed. The subject would think about it, and the idea, if not the scene, would start to become familiar. The people and places mentioned—Tien, blueberry Icees, the Bremerton K-Mart—would evoke real memories, and these would begin to blur with the suggested scenario. By coaxing the subject to imagine the scene, you could accelerate this confabulation. Gradually, she would add details, seizing authorship of the story and securing its authenticity. The fabrication was out of your hands now. The memory was hers.

When I read that part, I was like, WOAAAAH INCEPTION! But yeah, fascinating stuff. :)

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