Forum posts made by dirtymartini

Topic Browsers that work best with Lush, specifically Mac users
Posted 14 Apr 2014 21:26

You must have bought your iMac from a toyshop :P

Yeah, maybe it's not really a computer...maybe it's an Etch-A-Sketch or something...that might explain a few things...be careful if you shake it btw...

I use Chrome myself...and actually, I'm pretty sure I first heard about Chrome somewhere in the Lush forum...and never had any problems with it on my PC, though my local computer repair guy hates it...he thinks it uses too much memory...he's a big Firefox fan...

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Topic Happy Birthday Curlygirly!! Post your birthday wishes here!
Posted 13 Apr 2014 11:22

Oh yeah, of course...it's Curly-G's birthday...which I believe coincides with National Potato Appreciation Day, if I'm not mistaken...

Regaeman Man Pour Wine occasion6 occasion7 occasion9 occasion4 occasion1 Regaeman Man Pint Drunk

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Cheers,
Alan.
occasion5

Topic For anyone here who takes their Haiku seriously...
Posted 12 Apr 2014 11:50



Thanks for taking the time to gather the info Alan, I have read one article and learnt something from it.


Oh, thanks there Miss Trinket...glad you learned something, and found it of interest...

And no, it really didn't take much effort on my part to gather this mess...one of my Facebook friends, Robert D. Wilson, is co-founder of the journal Simply Haiku , and he posted this mess in one of the Facebook groups...I just shared it here because I thought someone might find it of interest...personally, I don't really give a hoot about Haiku myself...Regaeman Man

Anyway...here's the Haiku journal, should anyone here be interested...and don't all jump at once here btw...

Simply Haiku
http://simplyhaikujournal.com/

Topic "Where Writers Win's Ultimate List of Book Review Websites"...a pretty decent list, in spreadsheet form...
Posted 11 Apr 2014 17:06

Here's another link that's up to date, and potentially rather useful my friends...

BookTweetingService.com: Like a Free Review?
http://www.booktweetingservice.com/p/like-free-review.html

Topic Found a Bug
Posted 11 Apr 2014 15:09

Happy Birthday is shown in the Poetry Picks for March and yet when I click it is a Seduction story.

Now that's interesting...yeah, I would think you deserve some sort of badge for spotting that one...I'll put in a good word for you...Regaeman Man

Topic 25 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Be A Fearless Writer...
Posted 11 Apr 2014 13:17

This one might be of interest to some of my friends here..."25 quotes that will inspire you to become a fearless writer"...some good stuff here, check it out my fearless friends...happy8

25 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Be A Fearless Writer
http://www.buzzfeed.com/juliapugachevsky/quotes-that-will-make-you-want-to-take-more-risks-with-your

Topic Poem is Showing in Erotic Poems Category but not Home Page
Posted 11 Apr 2014 12:54



Authors can only publish every 24 hours.

Oh yeah...I've known that for a long time now...I submitted 32 stories here the first day I joined Lush...so yeah, I've known that for years...had a new story posting on the front page for a month...and that was back in the day when Nic was still reading stories herself btw...

The things I put that poor gal through when I first joined...Regaeman Man

Topic Advice to Competition Entering Authors
Posted 11 Apr 2014 12:37

you could give me 100 days, and I still would be procrastinating Embarassed



Lol...yeah, I actually submitted a story to a competition here on the very last day (Her Christmas Wish)...it didn't win anything in the Lush comp, but it did go on to get published...twice, as matter of fact...so, I think competitions are a good thing btw..Regaeman Man

Topic Have you ever used anything else other than sex toys?
Posted 11 Apr 2014 11:13

Just saw this...and felt the need to share...Regaeman Man

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Topic Twitter for Authors: Part one - build your tribe...
Posted 07 Apr 2014 22:28

This might be of interest to some of my friends here...

Twitter Hashtags for Authors and Book Marketing Pros - Useful Hashtags to Help Connect with Readers and Fellow Writers
http://publishing.about.com/od/BookMarketingAndPublicity/a/Twitter-Hashtags-For-Authors-And-Book-Marketing-Pros.htm

Topic Microsoft launches updated FREE version of Office online to take on Google Documents...
Posted 05 Apr 2014 21:05

Nice to know this, especially after I just bought MS Office a few weeks back...

Microsoft launches updated FREE version of Office online to take on Google Documents
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2597860/Free-version-Microsoft-Office-easier-find.html

Topic Curlygirly and Mazza's BIG sandwich!!
Posted 04 Apr 2014 15:35

Thought I'd stop by and say "Hello"...btw, anyone here know where I can pick up a box of these?

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Topic my first amusing/silly/funny pics thread :O
Posted 03 Apr 2014 14:35

You really do have to give the guy credit for honesty here when he said he lived in a "gated community with round the clock security"...happy8

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Topic my first amusing/silly/funny pics thread :O
Posted 02 Apr 2014 14:30

Fill 'er up with High Test...something tells me she's doing something wrong here btw...I just can't put my finger on it at the moment...Regaeman Man


http://upload.lushstories.com/2137097357-Fill 'er Up.jpg

Topic Australia has bid $50bn to buy New Zealand
Posted 01 Apr 2014 03:09

I don't know...I hear they got a lot of sheep in NZ...maybe if the price of lamb chops rises significantly on the open market it might be worth it...Regaeman Man

Topic Guitar Lovers
Posted 31 Mar 2014 23:21

Nice guitars DirtyMartini!

Damn, out of curiosity, how much did you pay for that custom Les Paul, if you don't mind telling?



Thanks Serene P...and yeah, the guitars are absolutely gorgeous btw...the pictures really don't do them justice...

And I don't mind at all telling the story behind them, and yeah...if you think I went a bit nuts back in the late 90's...you just might be right...up until around that time, I really only had one guitar...an '83 Fender Stratocaster that I bought new...towards the late 90's, I got in a car accident where I was injured, and got an insurance settlement...I ended up spending all the money on guitars, pretty much anyway...though looking back, there were certainly a heck of a lot worse things I could have spent the money on...if you get my drift here...Regaeman Man

Anyway, the first Gibson I bought was this one...it's a Custom Shop '54 Les Paul Custom re-issue...I believe it's a 1998, if I recall...could be a '97...it's actually in storage at the moment, but that's a whole other story...anyway, I believe this set me back $2300.00 or so...at the time, a regular Les Paul Standard was about $1500.00 or so, just to give you an idea...and I never owned a Gibson before, so this was a first for me...

http://upload.lushstories.com/673967457-qabdoggebkbmasdswggabiqabbsfbsqa.jpg

Btw...these pictures I took on the "lawn" next to my condo where I lived were all taken in 1999, I believe...with an Exakta VXIIa camera from 1960/61...yeah, I collect Exakta cameras as well...something I've done like my whole adult life...

Anyway, yeah...I think I got the settlement just after I got that...I really loved the finish and feel of the Les Paul, but the fucker was heavy and the like...I started thinking about creating the ideal guitar, through the Gibson Custom Shop...the first one I ordered was the Trans Blue DC...pictured above...it set me back $4600.00...

Liked that so much, and yeah...the damn thing is absolutely gorgeous...I didn't stop after that...the next one I ordered was the red one pictured here...it is also the only DC ever made with three P-90's...or at least it was, last I heard...there was something different with the neck...anyway, it set me back $4900.00, being the most expensive of the three...and last, the white one, completed in 2001 was a mere $3800.00...cheaper mainly because of the opaque finish apparently...the white one has two 498R's and a 500T in the bridge position...note the multiple bindings, and parallegram inlays...it is basically sort of a LP Custom with two cutaways, though the electronics in my guitars is more complex...I have a push-pull switch on all three so I can get more pickup combinations, and the white one has an additional push pull switch for coil tap btw...

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Here's a picture the factory sent me of the red one during production...I have other pics, but I can tell you that all three have similar looking tops under the finish...even the white one btw...

http://upload.lushstories.com/224848279-wdwmfikaeffkcabfmwybwoybeimmfoei.jpg

Anyway...if you have any other questions about them...feel free to ask...and thanks for your interest...

Cheers,
Alan.
occasion5

Topic Another chance to get a poem in print...and an interesting project btw...
Posted 31 Mar 2014 19:28

And, there was a Blog Talk Radio show tonight to coincide with the book release...

World Healing ~ World Peace Special
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/inner-child-radio/2014/03/31/world-healing-world-peace-special

Not a big turnout for the radio show, but I believe that was because of some technical difficulties that seemed to be happening tonight, where a lot of people just couldn't connect, though the blue site's very own Hülya N. Yilmaz did make it, and did a great job I might add...what dedication these Stories Space members have, in addition to her massive doses of talent...I did hear my name mentioned a few times, as they tried to toss me to the lions, but I just sat on the sidelines this time out...

Anyway, there is also a YouTube video that was recently released...check it out my friends...happy8

World Healing World Peace April 2014 Final

//www.youtube.com/embed/LbwdfQ9tQ10

Topic Guitar Lovers
Posted 29 Mar 2014 11:25

This is a really cool picture...Fender used the same paints during the 50's and 60's as the car companies...as this picture clearly shows...

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And while we're on the subject of guitars...this is a 1999 Les Paul DC I had made by the Gibson Custom shop...it's the first DC with three PU's btw...(two '57 Classics and a 500T in the bridge position)...Sperzel locking tuners, gold hardware, ebony board...a few other things I can't think of at the moment...

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This is a Les Paul prototype I bought at Sam Ash in Edison...damn, I forget what the exact model is called at the moment...Les Pro Junior Pro IV, if I recall correctly...it was Gibson's attempt at a cheaper LP, and it actually kind of sucks...the bridge is a Steinberger, and really needs to go...but, you can get fixed bridge replacements now...just haven't done it yet...that's another story...

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Topic For anyone here who takes their Haiku seriously...
Posted 23 Mar 2014 21:08

WHAT THE HELL IS HAIKU?

Too much of what is passed off as haiku today is anything but haiku, nor is it related to hokku, the genre Matsuo Bashō pioneered. Few take the time to study haiku or hokku.
Haiku has no universally agreed upon definition. Undefined, it cannot be academically classified as a genre. Haiku is not a Japanese poetic form. It is a Western invent given to the world by Shiki, who subscribed to the German University based mindset adopted by Japan during the Meiji era.

The following are links to six essays and a postscript dealing with Haiku and Haiku Aesthetics penned by Robert D. Wilson. They are influencing how the literary world views the genre. Combined, they form a textbook over 500 pages in length,

I challenge each of you to read these essays:

The Importance of Ma
http://haikureality.webs.com/esejeng85.htm

Reinventing The Wheel
http://haikureality.webs.com/esejeng89.htm

To Kigo Or Not To Kigo
http://haikureality.webs.com/esejeng102.htm

Is Haiku Dying?
http://simplyhaikujournal.com/past-issues/simply-haiku-2011/autumnwinter-2011/features/is-haiku-dying.html

The Colonization of Japanese Haiku
http://simplyhaikujournal.com/past-issues/summer-2012/features/japanese-haiku-aesthetics-v.html

Postscript: What Is and Isn't Haiku
http://haikureality.webs.com/esejeng108.htm

Haiku is Dead
http://simplyhaikujournal.com/summer-2013/features/haiku-is-dead.html

Topic Bacon how do you like it?
Posted 22 Mar 2014 04:03

Not sure if anyone here mentioned the bacon coffin, or briefcase yet...

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Topic FAIL Thread
Posted 22 Mar 2014 02:06

I would have to call this one a "Fail"...

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Topic FAIL Thread
Posted 20 Mar 2014 22:50

Yeah, I believe this one belongs in this thread...

24 People Who Should Probably Change Their Name
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Topic Haiku...Lushly speaking
Posted 14 Mar 2014 22:44

Here's a Comic Haiku Contest that may be of interest to some friends here...there's no entry fee, and the deadline for entries is March 17...and the grand prize is indeed $17.00, but the bragging rights are surely priceless...check it out my Haiku writing friends...happy8

Nowhere-Near-Annual Frozen Fish Head Haiku Contest
http://allehall.wordpress.com/haiku-contest/the-rules/

Topic Yet another chance to get in print...erotic stories or poems, for an upcoming anthology...
Posted 12 Mar 2014 23:07

Here is another chance to get an erotic story or poem in print...in an upcoming anthology on Inner Child Press...and they do a really nice job btw...they published my own book...happy8

I'm putting this here rather than the "Contest and Submission Call" section, since there is no payment involved...just a chance to see your work in print...which is always nice btw...and you'll be able to get the book at a discount when it comes out...probably for less than ten bucks...

Note the change in submission guidelines from the previous Hot Summer Nights anthologies...the work no longer goes in the body of the e-mail...

Hot Summer Nights 2014

Closing Date
May 1st, 2014
To Be Published
June 2014
Erotic & Sensual
NO PORN ! ! !
NO EXCEPTIONS !!!


Submission Guidelines

Poetry or Prose
1 piece per category maximum
Single Spaced
Titles Must Be Underlined
must have Name on Submission
Acceptable Formats
WORD, Open Office, RTF
Submit to :
innerchildpressanthologies@gmail.com


- See more at: http://www.innerchildpress.com/hot-summer-nights-2014.php#sthash.9btEhSMk.dpuf

Topic Beautiful Faces of Women & Handsome Faces of Men
Posted 09 Mar 2014 20:37

Anushka Shetty...

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Topic Announcing our new "Oral Sex" story competition, $600 in prizes.
Posted 09 Mar 2014 18:06

I'll spread the word...and btw, all this time I thought the new "Flash" erotica category referred to something completely different...anyway...Regaeman Man

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Topic Can anyone recommend a good vibrator pleeeeaaase...?
Posted 08 Mar 2014 13:13

Had to post this someplace...maybe they should require a background check and five day waiting period on vibrator purchases...

NM woman assaults mom with vibrator, arrested
http://www.policeone.com/bizarre/articles/6947176-NM-woman-assaults-mom-with-vibrator-arrested/

Topic Extended Bio
Posted 08 Mar 2014 13:10

Just post it in the bio, I don't think there's a character limit...I did notes on my stories, and I know the whole thing is over 7k words...so...shouldn't be a problem for you...

Topic Scammers alert
Posted 05 Mar 2014 17:36

This person was in fact from Nigeria not Seattle as they claimed.




Nigeria, eh? Well...apparently they're just trying to collect enough money to pay me the $15 mil they owe me...I got this e-mail a few days back...it certainly looks legit to me...Regaeman Man

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Ref: FBI/DC/25/09

This is an official advice from the FBI foreign remittance/telegraphic dept. it has come to our notice that bank of Nigeria has released 15,000,000.00 U.S dollars into WOOD FOREST NATIONAL BANK in OHIO in United state in your name as the beneficiary, by Inheritance means. And The bank of Nigeria knowing fully well that they do not have enough facilities to effect this payment from the United Kingdom to your account, used what we know as a secret diplomatic transit payment (S.T.D.P) to pay this fund through wire transfer, they used this means to complete the payment.

Now after the investigation on this fund we find out that this fund was transferred illegally from federal republic of Nigeria, we make contact to know why the make on known transfer into WOOD FOREST NATIONAL BANK in OHIO Department in United state the government of Nigeria inform us that these fund was transferred illegally that the officials that is handling this transfer want to made away with the fund, now they are under the custody of Nigerian authorities, we are informed that you are the original beneficiary to this amount, then we have to carried out our investigation to know if they are telling us the truth because we believe that Nigerian are full of scams cheaters.

Now your fund is no longer in Nigeria rather its in WOOD FOREST NATIONAL BANK in united state of America in OHIO Department, you have to contact the bank that is MR TIM HICK his in charge of your payment in Ohio branch immediately so that we will direct you on how to receive your fund from the WOOD FOREST NATIONAL BANK. Now that your fund is united state of America you don’t have any more problems the imposters in Nigeria are behind the bar, I received a letter from the Nigerian police this morning that the approval will be sending to us today You are required to contact the WOOD FOREST NATIONAL BANK WITH FOLLOWING BELOW, First i will like you to contact Mr Tim Hicks with his private email directly for more clarifications.

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CONTACT PERSON MR TIMOTHY HICKS
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The account number is where your fund is 0090321673
The amount that was transferred into federal reserved bank is.....................15.000.000.00
This contact has to be made today so that your fund will be direct into your local checking account.

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Topic Another chance to get a poem in print...and an interesting project btw...
Posted 05 Mar 2014 16:01

We have a cover...and this will be released April 1 btw...in time for International Poetry Month...

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