Mother, teacher, & writer.
They knew what they were doing was going to piss people off. People Spent months of their lives working on stories that people are now no longer able to read. There are other sites that allow such stories. It's the immature way some people are reacting that we don't care for.
It's enough. It's censorship. No, it would be censorship if the government banned incest stories being published anywhere. This is a privately owned website whose owner is entitled to make rules for it. It's going because mods complain it's too much work. Untrue.It's going because mods don't like it. Untrue. It's going because we are elitist pricks. Untrue. It's going because some people are oversensitive and this is irrelevant. Untrue.This is a democracy. How dare we do this? It is not a democracy. It is a privately owned business. It is only fantasy like every other category. Untrue. It is unlike every other category because it is based on child sexual abuse. In the end, this is a done deal. It is possible that the views, comments, etc. will not carry over. People may lose some badges. Frankly, if that is the worst thing that happens to them in their lives, they are very, very lucky. If they are decent writers, they will succeed in writing stories for other categories. This is a free site but to maintain membership here, you have to abide by the rules. Period. If you want all incest all the time, go somewhere else. Publish somewhere else. Fantasize somewhere else. No one is stopping you.There is no intelligent discourse going on now. People are behaving like children who have been denied more candy. Brava!!! Brava!!! Brava!!! It is true some Mods didn't like this category (myself included), but there were some willing to read them. Each mod has a category that he or she would prefer not to read. Someone on the team will read it for them. It's called cooperation & team work. Plus, with Mods in all different time zones and able to read stories at different times of the day or night, stories are read when they are read. Those that pass, you see. Those that don't... we have our reasons.
Wow! Way to be a fair and open minded moderator. Glad to know the people making decisions on this site can be so understanding... oh wait. How dare you. you are volunteering your time to create an environment for everyone. Not just yourself. Your blatant disregard for others opinions is sad. Based on your argument the same can be said about teacher fantasies. thats a subject that MANY others find wrong. the courts even find teacher relationships to be illegal. but those stories are still allowed. many of the complaints people have is that there are relationships between adults and teens in incest. but the teacher student relationship is adult to teen. but thats okay i guess. in every incest story i've read the characters have all been over the minimum age Lush dictated. if thats an issue make it higher. no teen issue anymore and thats a hell of a lot easier for writers to rework. your grossed out by the content to bad. i'm grossed out by BDSM and Gangbang doesn't mean i have the right to ask the site to take that down. i just keep away from that freakin content. Okay... I understand your issue with teacher fantasies, but there's a difference. Incest deals with a biological connection. Teacher/student fantasies (even though they are illegal) lack that family bond. It is huge fantasy category, even in legal porn. And most teacher/student fantasies involve college professors, not teens. The few that do, please... you never had a crush on a teacher growing up? I know I did.I respect that you don't like it or other categories. One nice feature this site here has is the blocking a category a person doesn't like. Until today, I had the incest category blocked. I never asked Nicola or anyone else to take this, or any other category down. I'm sure some did. This decision did not come lightly.Oh yeah... and the person you quoted... is not a Mod as Sprite pointed out earlier.So, let's keep things polite. You voiced your opinion and to be honest, I don't think Nicola or anyone else is going to change their mind about this.
We have toyed with the idea of removing the incest category for some time.There has always been a discrepancy between allowing incest fantasies to be published within that story category, but there's to be no mention elsewhere on site (profiles, chatrooms and forums). We are quite frankly fed up with having to explain our stance on the matter.It is also the category, which takes up more moderation time, than any other, due to the nature of the stories, and the typical standard of those submitted.The time has come for us to make a site-wide ruling, that no reference to incest, will be allowed anywhere on site. For those authors who have incest stories published with us, please note, they will all be removed in the next few days. However, we understand that some authors write their stories on-site, so you will be able to access your stories via your http://www.lushstories.com/membership/my-stories.aspx link. The stories however will remain hidden to the public. If you wish to re-write these stories with a different scenario, and resubmit them under another category, we are fine with that, however all incestuous elements will need to have been removed first.I trust our members will understand the reasons for this change, and move forward with us.Thank you. This has been the one category I've avoided from day one. I had it blocked even before I became a Mod. I'm glad it's gone. The whole idea is creepy to me. I know this wasn't an easy decision to make... but I feel it is for the best. I know it was to be a fantasy category... but even in fantasy... it was creepy (to me.) =d> Good call! I think this will make this site that much better!
Depends on the top. Today it's a white bra. I have red, pink, blue, blue stripes, black, pink with polka dots, white with polka dots, tan/nude, and many more. You never know what I'm going to wear on any given day. But one thing they all have in common (besides being mine) is they all have smooth cups. Seams across my nipple lines cause undue irritation and pain. If I want pain... I know who to ask... hehehehe
Cotton thongs. I like the breathe-ability of cotton & the sexiness of thongs. Everyday is a different color scheme. I've got solid red, green, white, black, blue, pink, tan, etc., as well as ones with "happy stars", smiley faces, the days of the week, red lace, and "Joe Boxer" written all over them. A good friend suggested to always wear sexy undergarmets so I feel powerful & sexy as a woman in any situation. I must say, he was right.
As an author who has written in both formats, I find it depends on what I want my audience to know. Let me try to explain. In first person, I try to keep the information limited to just what the narrating character knows. But, if I want to give a hint or a clue of things, a bit of foreshadowing if you will, then I do 3rd person. Now, if you're not comfortable in writing 3rd person, then that's fine. My first attempt at 1st person was scary as I was only taught 3rd, but found a level of enjoyment in it. With 3rd, it allows me, the author, to not always focus on one character. Plus, as a female writer, I don't feel comfortable writing as a man would speak. I feel I would insult men by feminizing a man in 1st person so when I make my main character a male, I make the story 3rd person. I find it opens me up for more interesting stories. My first try was a challenge, but I found a moderate level of success from it. I've since written a few more and my latest won me a Recommended Read.Write with what you are comfortable with. Experiment. Try different things. Maybe you first 3rd person story will be a HUGE hit!
I saw this thread and I had to look back to see who was the Mod for my first story, Dawson, and it was NaughtyNurse.Since then I've had my share of rejections and approvals. I've pulled some due to content I chose not to chance, and fixed most of the other. I owe Liz, Coco, and Buzz a big thank you for giving three of my stories a Recommended Read award (or you could say two since were given to the two separate parts of the same story.) Earning my first one was a shock and an honor. The other two, were even bigger shocks and bigger honors.I can no more pick a favorite Mod than a favorite book or story. I love them all, even before I joined the team. They are hard working folks who often work behind the scenes with little to know recognition for all their hard work. I'm glad I found this thread and can thank the entire team. In the year an a half I've been a member, and the six months I've been a Mod now, I seen some great writers come and go, and so many grow and become great.Thank you to all the great Mods. Those who were here before me, and to those who will join us later. I'm lucky to work with such a great team.
I will admit that before I became a Mod, I had no idea how much work went into it. I would submit a story and if it got kicked or rejected, there was always a clear reason. I have an editor who reads and rereads my work all the time to help me improve my writing, and even he misses things. Some of the fine folks here have fixed my minor errors and sent it back to me for major errors. These fine folks work hard to make this at site of quality, not crap.Instead of bitching, why don't you think about this: the world doesn't revolve around you. We, the Mods, do the best we can. We're not perfect, but we do try damn hard.
May I just add that the moderators are not paid, we are all volunteers. We also have lives that sometimes keep us away from Lush for longer periods than we'd like. We are also all over the world, not just in the US. We do the best we can to get stories read and approved as quickly as possible, but often we must send a story back for some "repair" work that needs to be done by the author.Sprite might be our personal punisher In my experience, really good quality stories get read and voted on, no matter what time of day they're published. The best authors of this site never slip through the net.If you want to guarantee a substantial readership, hone your skills and write the kind of stories that will earn Recommended Read and Editors' Pick awards. In general, get yourself seen here on Lush: make friends, be active in forums, become someone whose stories people want to read.Lush has one of the fastest story processing turnaround times of any similar site, and the behind-the-scenes team work very hard to maintain that reputation. There's also a logical oversight to your argument. The times when most users are on Lush are likely the times when there are most moderators on Lush and therefore the times when most stories are being processed. Therefore, at those times, your story is likely to spend even less time on the front page. So I don't think the time of day has as big an impact on story views/votes as you might think. Oh yeah... and in regards to stories needing to be on the "Home Page", today I got comments & votes on 3 different stories, one that has been on this site for over a year. Clum and I agree that good quality stories get read. I get messages from people reading my older pieces often. I'm not saying I'm the greatest writer... but I must have done something right.
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Daniel slid off the bed and walked to the bathroom. I decided needed to stretch my legs, so I climbed off the bed and wandered to the dresser to look at the pictures. It was then I saw something that shocked me. I grabbed a picture of my ex-husband Robert and his younger brother Edward. It was the last picture taken of them before they had their falling out in college. Daniel walked in...
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I learned a long time ago, that life doesn’t always turn out the way you plan or hope, and sometimes you’ve just got to roll with the punches. But for me to tell you my strange and erotic story, or as I jokingly call it, my “journey through the rabbit hole,” you need to understand how I got to this juncture in my life. Robert Falcone and I were married just after I graduated college. Robert,...
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Hailey went through the packages of gifts that had been delivered in her first week back. Tim was busy and unable to come home on the weekends, so Hailey kept the things in the backpack she bought him. Hailey made one other terrible discovery when she unpacked; her Mother’s Eagle Pride necklace was gone! She called the resort and told them about the lost item. They assured they’d call if...
Added 13 Aug 2013 | Category Love Stories
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Hailey felt something hard pressing against her ass, and an unfamiliar warmth around her body. She opened her eyes to see a sleeping Rick holding her close and smiled. She realized the hard object was his cock. ‘It wasn’t a dream,’ she thought happily, ‘I had sex last night with Rick.’ Rick’s eyes opened and he smiled. “Good morning beautiful.” “Good morning. Is that your cock I...
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Over the next week, Hailey and Rick spent almost every waking hour together. They went swimming, parasailing, hiking, bike riding, and more together. They decided to take the sunset horseback ride in her last week, as it filled up so quickly and discovered it was one of the few times still available. Then they learned there would be a special ball at the beginning of her second week and...
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When Hailey Davidson was a 20-year-old college sophomore, her biggest worries were those of most college girls. Like getting to class on time, knowing where the next party was, and making sure she did her homework. She also worried about styling her long, blonde hair, finding the right eye shadow for her blue eyes, and making time for her boyfriend, Alan Bryant. Alan was taller than the curvy...
Added 10 Aug 2013 | Category Love Stories
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