Forum posts made by principessa

Topic Religion, Bad or Good?
Posted 12 Oct 2012 11:52

I do not object to religion, just any form of it that is extreme whatever the denomination. I object to Muslims like the Taliban who recently shot a young girl for going to school and encouraging other girls to do the same, I object to Catholics imposing their views on abortion, birth control and other issues on the rest of us, I object to Orthodox Judaism and any other religion that holds women in a less than equal status. I object to born-again Protestant evangelicals for their influence on the politics of the US, which is supposed to be a democracy not a theocracy.

I object to any religion that is used as a reason to abuse or kill and any creed that says I am less or eternally damned if I am not a member.

If your faith gives you comfort and solace, good for you. But if its institutions do any of the above things, it is not a force for good in the world.

Topic Have you ever taken advice from a song?
Posted 12 Oct 2012 11:40

Not advice, but certainly songs have become thematic of moments and times in my life. I am taken back there whenever I hear them.

Topic Happy Birthday STEPHANIE
Posted 11 Oct 2012 16:00

Is this thread one of your birthday presents???

Topic Happy Birthday STEPHANIE
Posted 11 Oct 2012 15:10

Happy Birthday, Steph. Sorry, I spilled the exact number, but look at it this way. you are eighteen years younger than Keef.

Topic Use My Last Word First - in a 5 word sentence..
Posted 11 Oct 2012 13:45

those that give me pleasure

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Posted 11 Oct 2012 07:28


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Topic Songs that make you go GRRRRR - post songs you dislike here.
Posted 29 Sep 2012 12:54

Uncle Kracker - Follow me

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Posted 29 Sep 2012 12:00


Topic Phrases you wish people would get right
Posted 29 Sep 2012 07:51

You send people your regards (good wishes). When discussing something it is "with (or in) regard to", not the plural.

Topic Alphabet Songs (A-Z)
Posted 26 Sep 2012 15:51

Yesterday - The Beatles

Topic Alphabet Songs (A-Z)
Posted 26 Sep 2012 15:41

Xanadu - Olivia Newton-John

Topic A little game, three truths and a lie post 3 truths and a lie about you and we guess the lie
Posted 26 Sep 2012 12:31

It was late last night...I told three lies and one truth. Embarassed

I am guessing that the lie was about not having had an STD. I think that you have been in love, been heartbroken, and acquiesced in the fiancée thing.

Topic A little game, three truths and a lie post 3 truths and a lie about you and we guess the lie
Posted 26 Sep 2012 12:25


I got it ..didn't I?

p.s. I'm sure you're bi (lingual that is) . I'm quite sure you're blonde (but not that blonde, I got that).
Norway, hum hum blonde... theyyy do go together, hum.
You could have artistic abilities, but I choose this as a lie because of these indirect sugestions: bilingual, Norway and "Out For Dinner".

If I got it, I could have some future with Mr Holmes. Oh phone is ringing already

Sorry, Keoloke, you are no Watson. The lie was Norway.

Topic A little game, three truths and a lie post 3 truths and a lie about you and we guess the lie
Posted 26 Sep 2012 08:25

I am going to guess #3 is the lie.

1. I am bilingual

2. I am a natural blonde

3. I have been to Norway

4. I went to art school

Topic Are you Romantic?
Posted 24 Sep 2012 14:10


Topic Popularity
Posted 23 Sep 2012 09:27

In my view, it is not all about the number of views, votes, or comments. Although, of course, I like to receive positive feedback to my poems and the stories that I write with Alphamagus, when I see the some of stories that get far higher numbers in terms of views, votes and comments, I realize that is not the audience that I write for. Everyone is entitled to their own taste and to read what they enjoy. There are some readers who I am certain would never read my work, and that is not a problem for me. So, bottom line, numbers are not everything. Comments that are positive and thoughtful are meaningful, no matter how many or few there are.

Topic Happy Birthday Her Royal Spriteness!
Posted 23 Sep 2012 09:05

Happy Birthday, Rachel.

Topic Most annoying txt speak
Posted 20 Sep 2012 15:28

Principessa would love to verify that for you, I'm sure. sunny

You bet!!! Just let me at it. Read it

Topic Most annoying txt speak
Posted 20 Sep 2012 14:23

The faces/expressions made out of punctuation marks drive me crazy. Are we all three years old and unable to read words like grown-ups?

This is not cool (or kewl) but symptomatic of the dumbing down of everything in popular culture. It is a deliberate laziness and ignorance that will not lead to anything good. Try applying to a professional school or for an upper level position writing in text speak. I don't think it will make a great impression. Literacy matters.

(I just read what I wrote and understand that I am now officially an old curmudgeon, but I don't take it back.)

Topic Need help with proofing my story
Posted 20 Sep 2012 09:31

A good start would be a post describing your story and what help you need.

I do have some suggestions for you before you hand your story off to someone else. First, read all of the material on grammar, formatting, etc. in the Writer's Resources. Do not rely on spell check alone as you proof your story as it does not catch mistakes that are words producing unfortunate errors like, "he put his hands on my waste". Put in some of your own time and, even if someone proofs it for you, make an effort to learn from your mistakes and the corrections that are made. That is the way to become a better writer.

And the previous post was correct. Please is good manners.

Topic Describe Your Sex Life With A Movie Title...
Posted 20 Sep 2012 09:07

Body and Soul

Topic Can Romney/Ryan get elected?
Posted 19 Sep 2012 18:58

Saddam Hussein was an evil, murdering dictator that deserved to be taken down. However, we invaded Iraq under false pretenses. The evidence for weapons of mass destruction was extremely flimsy at best, based on the eye witness of one unreliable informer. Once there we discovered that there were NO weapons of mass destruction.

I can't believe Bush didn't have someone plant some WMD's in the sand and say we found some. He was and still is so damned arrogant. But hey nothing has changed.

Watch the movie "Fair Game" to see how Bush/Cheney manipulated the situation to start a war over WMD knowing they did not exist. Valerie Plame, a CIA agent was outed by them and Cheney's chief of staff (I believe) Scooter Libby was convicted of obstruction of justice.

Topic Can Romney/Ryan get elected?
Posted 19 Sep 2012 18:51

As Obama continues to wade through eight years of Bush engendered shit, incidentally blocked at every attempted reform by a vindictive Republican congress, Romney and Ryan lie, pander and patently back-flip in an effort to woo America.

Offering platitudes and empty passionless promises, and backed by mega-billion dollar corporations (who REALLY care about ordinary people...) these two men seem to be using soft soap and snake oil in an effort to hoodwink America into selling its soul.

Can they do it?

xx Steph

The real Romney has been outed this week with that video - at home with a country club crowd of rich donors and expressing his disgust for half of the US population not lucky enough to be born to a wealthy family like him. He is clueless about how ordinary people live and struggle and is smug about it.

As the saying goes, he was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple.

Topic Can Romney/Ryan get elected?
Posted 18 Sep 2012 08:57

Now demonstrating his expertise on domestic issues after that wonderful exhibition of his knowledge on foreign affairs. Go Mitt!!!

He has reshuffled his campaign staff. Sure, it is their fault that (quoting the late Ann Richards on Bush I) he was born with a silver foot in his mouth.

This reminds me of the Palin interview last time. Verbatim it was an SNL skit.

Topic Girls,What's your favourite Dirty & Explicit Song/Songs?;)
Posted 18 Sep 2012 08:36

There are many songs for many reasons from many genres and eras: Diana Krall singing "You're My Thrill" and "The Look of Love", The Stones' "Satisfaction", music from Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett and Billie Holliday (although these may be more romantic than explicit), but the iconic explicit song of all time has to be Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin singing "Je t'aime" - with sounds in the background clearly indicating what they were doing as they recorded. Here is the url:

Topic Incest Stories on LS
Posted 17 Sep 2012 20:01

What I am trying to communicate is that you are wilfully blind to the damage that incest, abuse, rape and violence do in reality, by prettying it up under the guise of fantasy. It is disingenuous of you to pretend it is anything else.

I have been very clear. We will not agree about this.

Topic Incest Stories on LS
Posted 17 Sep 2012 19:24

In fact I do know several people who have been the victim of several of the things you listed, so there goes that theory of yours. Yes, I approach this from the view of fantasy... because the subject matter is fantasies. Fantasies about things which, in real life, are horrible and painful. That's the beauty of fantasy, it's not reality.

I haven't left yet. In fact, I am grateful for the actual answers I've been receiving to my questions. I am not thankful for presumptuous attacks on the validity of the discussion. My questions are sincere. I'm looking for answers and attempting to understand something. Help me, or don't.

If you don't mind some conjecture, it seems, to me, that rape stories are not allowed because some members seem to get offended at the mere mention of them. If those members are at all representative of the group, then I completely understand why they're not allowed.

Yes, I am slightly upset because some of my stories inch into these taboo areas, because I like to write about things specifically because those things cannot happen, or I would be morally opposed to them. I can explore them only in fantasy, so I do. I have a few relatively safe stories to share here, but I'm ultimately upset that I have to censor myself to make sure I don't break a rule that I don't empathize with.

Yet, I am okay with the rule, since this is not my site. It simply makes writing harder, because I must artificially avoid certain topics.

That is the problem with your point of view. It is reality and nothing can change that. Your logic implies that if you fantasize, it makes it so. Nothing will take away the pain and ugliness of the reality. Fantasizing does not make it so.

Topic Incest Stories on LS
Posted 17 Sep 2012 18:56

I will be blunt, Callidus. You approach this from the point of view of fantasy. Do you have any idea what it is like to be the victim of a rape, or sexual abuse as a child, or violence? Or has that happened to anyone close to you? I suspect not. If it had these questions would not have been asked and you would have accepted the answers that have been graciously provided to you.

The reality of rape, abuse, and violence is not pretty or artistic or the stuff of fantasy. It is ugly and painful and criminal, and far more prevalent than any of us would like to think. Frankly, whether you accept this or not, whether it makes sense to you or not, does not matter. You have a choice to stay and be member within these parameters or leave and find a rape or snuff or pedophile site that appeals to you more.