Specific Narrative Kinks: Antidehumanization

[I don’t think I’m going to be able to describe this very well yet, as it’s one where I still don’t have the full understanding of what it is for me, but I want to put it out there anyway, so.]

What do I mean by this:

The idea of dehumanization is generally that the principals are not seeing and not treating the constrict as a person. The idea of my antidehumanization kink is that the principals are not seeing and not treating the constrict as a person, but the point and the focus is that the person is there. Inside the situation where they are being treated as an object (in whatever sense) or as nothing, they are there. And, for hitting this kink for me, they’re also collected. However awful whatever is happening might be for them, they’re managing it, and they’re going to keep managing it and keep being there. And it’s this contrast between their person-presense being disregarded, and being there and that kind of self-intense/self-indomitable, that is the thing for me.


———-[cw: rape]———-

The place this has shown up a lot for me is gang rape. I have a character that happens to a lot, and this is always the point – to them she’s basically a party favor, so to speak, but the focus is that she’s there and they can’t shift that or erase that or overcome it.

———-[end cw for rape]———-

This would also show up for me if, for instance, someone has been made a statue, and so everyone is ignoring them as part of the furniture, but they’re actually there, watching everything.

And I mention here how it comes up in ‘uniform worlds’.


Like I said, this isn’t one I have entirely figured out. I need some way to think about more setups and more mindstates and what works for me and what doesn’t and why and how. I’m not sure if this might be properly placed as an expression of my kink for certain mindstates (for instance, my character in the first specific I gave has a very particular one). Etc. But, I know it’s something. So.

Actionable counterpart:

As tends to happen with kinks about mindstates, I’m not entirely sure how to make this work actionably. But I would be quite interested in trying. (Not with sex, though. It doesn’t appeal and I’m very certain it would be bad for me.)

TV Tropes Kinks

As I said in my about page, one way to quickly characterize my kink interests is to say that I’m more likely to find my kinks on TV Tropes than anywhere fetishy.

I’ve therefore decided to keep a running list of the things-from-tv-tropes in question. And now to have it here, too.

  • Self Restraint (not breaking out of prison despite absolutely being able to)
  • Play Along Prisoner (remaining a prisoner for some amount of time despite, again, being absolutely able to break free at any time)
  • No Matter How Much I Beg (I’m into the version where a character is about to be Not Themselves in a dangerous way, or is about to try doing something they absolutely must do but might not be able to hold their will against, and needs other people to restrain them during this)
  • Don’t Make Me Take My Belt Off (corporal punishment)
  • A Taste of the Lash (whips)
  • Cold-Blooded Torture (“Subjecting people to severe pain either for information, as punishment, or out of sadistic pleasure.” I think this one’s pretty self-explanatory, I just like that quote)
  • Agony Beam (torture method involving pain without bodily harm)
  • We Have Ways Of Making You Talk (a form of threat)
  • Torture First, Ask Questions Later (I’m into the “This is when the torturer wants information, they think the victim has it, and they want to torture the victim first to soften him up or inflict punishment before getting to the questioning” version)
  • Forced To Watch (a torture method involving being forced to watch someone else being tortured or harmed)
  • I Will Punish Your Friend for Your Failure (threats to others as a coercion tactic)
  • Take Me Instead (offering/asking to be the one something bad happens to so that it doesn’t happen to someone else)
  • Kneel Before Zod (demanding bowing, kneeling, etc while having power over someone)
  • Ain’t Too Proud to Beg (being willing to beg, kneel before them, etc, to the person in power instead of being defiant)
  • Defiant to the End (refusing to stop being defiant toward someone powerful, regardless of what they do or might do)
  • Get It Over With (being defiant when facing death, by demanding it)
  • Too Kinky to Torture (having qualities that are not conducive to successful torture)
  • Fight Off the Kryptonite (“Overcoming Kryptonite Factor with Heroic Willpower.”)
  • Come to Gawk (public humiliation as punishment)
  • Mark of Shame (an easily noticed mark to identify someone as something condemned)
  • Be All My Sins Remembered (“Character believes self to be unworthy of praise because of misdeeds.”)
  • The Atoner (trying to do good in the world, feeling this as a duty after realizing guilt for misdeeds of the past)
  • Go and Sin No More (telling someone to go be The Atoner)
  • Boxed Crook (doing work for the government as an alternative to being punished for crimes)
  • Villain Respect (demonstrating a sincere high opinion of an enemy)
  • Villainous Valour
  • Poisonous Friend (a ruthless and dangerous character who is completely loyal and devoted to a dedicatedly moral and idealistic character)