Forum posts made by principessa

Topic Why are civilians being killed in Gaza?
Posted 23 Jul 2014 18:38

Would everyone be happier if more Israelis were killed? The civilian casualties are grossly unequal not only because of the differential in arms between the parties, but also because as even supporters here of the Palestinians have admitted, Hamas uses its own people as human shields. They use schools, hospitals, residences and other such locations for their arms caches, rocket launchers, and hiding places for their leadership. They knowingly put their own people in danger with the intent of bringing international condemnation for Israel. Israel has been warning people in advance of action they will take. The problem is that there is nowhere for them to go. Egypt won't accept them. Neither will any other neighbouring Arab country. No one talks about that. The Saudis and others finance Hamas but do not do anything to improve the lives of their Palestinian brothers and sisters.

Let us not be so convinced that it is the Israelis who do not value human life in general and Palestinian lives in particular. It is their own people who do not value them.

I must also ask another question. Is there any other country in the world that would be asked to accept that hundreds of rockets should fall on their civilian population every day and not respond? I think not. Imagine this scenario. Rockets are being launched in similar numbers from one western European country into another. Would that country be asked to do nothing? Never.

Those in Gaza must be allowed to travel and earn a living. The millions of dollars from the oil rich countries and from the UN and other international institutions must be spent on improving the lives of the people rather than on arms.

A ceasefire has to happen now. That is the bottom line.

Topic If you could bring one band or solo artist back from the dead, who would it be?
Posted 17 Jul 2014 16:45

I second Etta James and Edith Piaf. I would add Ella Fitzgerald.

Edit: I should have included Billie Holiday and Amy Winehouse.

Topic HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICOLA!
Posted 14 Jul 2014 14:10

http://upload.lushstories.com/1980401390-11778849-birthda.jpg

Topic A Story, 5 Words At A Time
Posted 14 Jul 2014 13:34

French silk and lace lingerie

Topic Haiku...Lushly speaking
Posted 10 Jul 2014 14:28

Skin on skin
Quickening breaths
Flashes of lightning
Thunder roars
Orgasmic release

Topic Big bust up over 'gay cake' Who do you think is right?
Posted 08 Jul 2014 16:39

If your religious beliefs disallow something, no one will force you to do it in your personal life. However, you cannot impose your religion or your views on members of the public in doing business.

"Why didn't he use a gay bakery in the first place?" Because we do not advertise our ethnic or religious background or sexual orientation along with provision of goods and services to the public with the intention of excluding those that are other than we are. That would bring back the days of signs posted in windows many years ago that said, "No Blacks. No Jews. No Irish. No Dogs" or some variation thereof. That is not the world we live in now.

We are all entitled to our beliefs and opinions. We are not entitled to impose them on others.

Topic Big bust up over 'gay cake' Who do you think is right?
Posted 08 Jul 2014 13:17

If you are providing a service or product to the public, you do not have the right to choose your customers or impose your views on them. That is discrimination. It is the same as African-Americans being refused service at lunch counters in the American south prior to the civil rights movement and legislation in the United States.

There are exceptions, of course, like age restrictions regarding sale of cigarettes or alcohol to minors, but that is for completely different reasons.

Edit: To be clear, to do this is illegal in most countries that have laws regarding civil rights and discrimination. You cannot opt out of the law by posting terms and conditions of your business that are illegal.

Topic Haiku...Lushly speaking
Posted 04 Jul 2014 13:52

Summer days and nights
Humid and ephemeral
Sensuality blooms
In the heat

Topic Acronym Game
Posted 02 Jul 2014 18:07

Ever true, ever romantic, now I treasure you.

EPIPHANY

Topic Quotes from sports figures...
Posted 02 Jul 2014 10:53

Yogi Berra was a master of the quotable quote. Here are a few:

“It’s like deja vu all over again.”
“The future ain’t what it use to be.”
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
“Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.”
“It ain’t over till it’s over.”

Topic Announcing the Winners of our "Supernatural / Sci-Fi" Stories Competition
Posted 01 Jul 2014 19:47

Congratulations to Liz, Billy, and Lupus. Kudos to those who placed in the top ten. The stories were all incredibly good and interestingly different from each other. Difficult to choose among them and rank them. This only goes to show that even with a less conventional theme the writers on Lush have extraordinary talent. Well done all of you.

Topic Word for the day
Posted 26 Jun 2014 17:00

anticipation

Topic What's your writing process for erotica? (shorts or longer works)
Posted 24 Jun 2014 13:39

I begin with an idea, usually one that includes some images of both the characters and the situation. I have been told that description is my strong suit so I try to translate these images as I write. Memories of people and places I have been, things I have done, feed my imagination and my writing.

I tend to work it all out in my head before writing a word. The story usually comes to life in big bites. I rarely write anything out of sequence to add in later unless I am particularly inspired with a scene, image or dialogue and am afraid that I will forget the details if I don't write it immediately. I do a lot of writing in my work, so I tend to write quickly. I leave the story when I have run out of words at that sitting and continue again later or the next day.

Words are very important to me. I agonize finding the ones that will express exactly what I want to communicate as I write. There are nuances between words that will cause me to choose one over another and I may edit as I go. I leave the finished story alone for a day before doing a thorough edit, looking for repetition, errors or anything that I think I can improve. I spend quite a while doing this. Once the story is as polished as I can get it, I submit it.

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 18 Jun 2014 15:57

Could there be a way to turn off the music that some people have on their profiles? It is sometimes inconvenient or inappropriate for that to be heard when on the site.

Topic Annoying things that people say
Posted 17 Jun 2014 15:47



Ummmm... what? scratch

I meant that I hate when people say with regards to instead of with regard to.

Another one is coronate. A king gets crowned not coronated at a coronation.
Similarly a commentator comments on a subject. They do not commentate.

Topic Annoying things that people say
Posted 16 Jun 2014 18:05

You send regards to someone if you want to say hello. But it is with/in regard to (singular) when you mean about, not regards as many people say.

Topic content question
Posted 15 Jun 2014 13:15

Sorry, you will have to find a way to convey his racism without using that word. We do not allow any racist, homophobic, or other such slurs in stories.

Topic Say something nice about the profile of the person above you
Posted 13 Jun 2014 14:21

Beautiful, smart, and a great writer.

Topic Level of Detail?
Posted 13 May 2014 15:03

I am pretty descriptive in my writing. I would suggest that you find ways to work the details of your characters' looks into your narrative. The list of attributes that reads like a description to the police of a missing person with added sexy bits is not the way to do it. For instance, you can say that a female character is tall and redheaded and later say that a male character looked into her green eyes as he spoke to her. You can leave the description of her body to a later point in the story if and when she gets undressed. Feeding the reader the information slowly allows them to build up the picture as they read. Bra sizes and penis lengths are not necessary. Leave room for something to be imagined by the reader.

Topic How to deal with bilingual text?
Posted 30 Apr 2014 18:25

Although site rules specify that submissions be in English, we have allowed some foreign language phrases in stories. These are usually translated immediately in brackets, unless it is something like bonjour in French which most people know means hello. You have created a story with much more than a phrase or two in Italian. You have actually stated your choices. You can either rewrite it to be in English only or translate the Italian. You could cut the amount of Italian so that translation would not hinder the telling of your story.

Topic Spoil my Wish
Posted 25 Apr 2014 10:39

Granted.

However, this one has never heard of Berkshire Hathaway. Yours lives in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Topic This or That
Posted 25 Apr 2014 10:36

Not.

Red wine or white?

Topic What is the most important "life lesson" you have learned?
Posted 24 Apr 2014 19:08

Everything passes, everything changes. If it's good, enjoy it while it lasts. If not, it will not last forever and the good will come.
So, all we can wish for is the wisdom and courage to deal with both.

Topic Announcing the Winners of our "Oral Sex" Stories Competition
Posted 24 Apr 2014 08:47

Congratulations to all of you. There were so many great entries that winning has to be doubly sweet.

Topic Problems connecting to Lush?
Posted 23 Apr 2014 14:23

It is after 5 PM eastern time right now. This is the first time the site has been stable for any length of time since early yesterday.

Topic The Incest Category is going to be removed
Posted 19 Apr 2014 20:28

Sorry I have an opinion different from yours Haineko. I should stop doing that it's childish of me to disagree. Everyone knows this is the new law of the land ok, everyone has already decided if they are going to live with it or not. Ok. WHy is it a problem if we're freaking upset about if? If any other category got removed there would be as much is not more uproar.

Are you not the individual who called us elitist pricks?

You have two choices. Stay and accept this or take your incest stories somewhere else. That is reality, not fantasy.

Topic The Incest Category is going to be removed
Posted 19 Apr 2014 20:06

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.

Topic The Incest Category is going to be removed
Posted 19 Apr 2014 09:51

First, let me add my voice to those pleased with this decision. I have strong views on this subject not being just like any other one and having these stories here has always made me uncomfortable.

Second, regarding the purge of incest stories: Any story with even a hint of incest has been put in that category for at least the two years that I have been a story moderator. It was decided that this was so abhorrent to many people that we did not want them surprised to find this in a story in another category. So, barring any that somehow got through outside that category, if your story was written in this time period it is likely to be deleted from public view but remain visible to you on your stories list.

Topic Where do you get the images you use for your story covers?
Posted 17 Apr 2014 13:18

Please remember when you choose an image for your story that it is posted on the public part of the site. This being the case, no hardcore images including genitalia are permitted.

Topic Announcing our new "Oral Sex" story competition, $600 in prizes.
Posted 16 Apr 2014 14:53

Thank you. For some reason I thought it was today.