Forum posts made by rejectreality

Topic Editing Caution
Posted 17 Apr 2014 04:54

As to editing, don't automatically assume an editor wants credit on the story. Some prefer to pick and choose who they'll edit for without having to turn down the requests an acknowledgement can generate.

Topic Editing Caution
Posted 17 Apr 2014 04:44

8 RRs, an EP, and limited interaction on the site beyond posting stories. My EP is from 2012 ( Before RRs even existed ) and I have a 9th RR on the sister site.

As I'm also in possession of dangly bits, I run rather counter to the theory put forth.

Topic Sig Image Size
Posted 14 Apr 2014 04:35

I came across this thread when I was deciding how big to make my sig images, and went with the majority rule.

Topic What movie have you seen the most??
Posted 23 Mar 2014 13:49

Blazing Saddles
Spaceballs
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Monty Python's Life of Brian
Strange Brew

Eventually, the Marvel films will probably get close, but that list will always stay a few viewings ahead, because they have years worth of head start. I just watched Blazing Saddles again a couple of days ago.

Topic Announcing our new "Oral Sex" story competition, $600 in prizes.
Posted 23 Mar 2014 06:57

With all the stories being under 1k words, it doesn't take long to read them, and I ran into the time limit between votes on the second one as I started reading my way through the entries.

Anyone know how long it is, so I know how long to wait before starting the next story?

Topic What's your kryptonite?
Posted 19 Mar 2014 19:47

Hitting one scene/conversation/transition that doesn't flow and drags me to a complete halt.

Sometimes I can write past it and come back later, but most of the time I get caught up in that point and can't force myself to go anywhere until it's right. The frustration will often dampen the whole of my creative process, leading to long droughts where nothing gets written.

Topic Who'd like an OFFICE SEX category?
Posted 17 Mar 2014 20:39

Once a site has been organized by category, it's almost impossible to shift it toward anything tag based.

I do think that creating and making available a set of standardized tags on the submission form would do much to help readers find stories that appeal to their kinks, and help them avoid stories that might squick them. I wouldn't take away the ability to add unique tags, though.

Topic Please check out and rate my competition entry story! :D
Posted 17 Mar 2014 19:44

May as well LOL

Linked in my sig, and according to my timeline, about 4 votes short of qualifying.

Topic Sex Industry - Thoughts or Experiences: [POLL] Have you Gone There?
Posted 16 Mar 2014 16:56

My wife was a camgirl, and I was an admin for the site she worked for. I also managed her personal website, and took pics for some of the other girls for their own sites.

Those photo shoots were fun, because my wife was bi, into sharing, and so were most of the girls :)

This was back in the day when a girl could make $600 a week after taxes for a few hours of chatting naked and playing with herself per night. The market is too flooded with sites and girls now to manage that without working lots of hours on multiple sites ( probably broadcasting to a couple at a time ) and a ridiculous amount of self-promotion.

Topic Timeline Information. Is it too much information?
Posted 11 Mar 2014 20:06

As I said in the Improvements thread on another subject: where there are scores, there will be drama.

No matter what you do, there are going to be people who are overly sensitive about their scores, and some of them are going to engage in retaliatory asshattery. The more difficult it is to discover exactly who is responsible for "insulting" them with a 4 vote, the more likely they are to guess, make assumptions, and carpet bomb to make sure they get the evil-doer responsible.

The way I see it, if this is causing problems between friends, then what kind of "friends" were they in the first place? They're probably doing you a favor by showing you who they really are before they do something much more tangible and painful than 4-voting you because you didn't think something of theirs deserved to be on the New York Times best seller list, followed by enshrinement in the Library of Congress.

And if it results in the first person who was retaliated against retaliating in return, that's simply weeding out the people you probably don't want to associate with even faster.

Topic How did you find Lush?
Posted 10 Mar 2014 23:56

Heard Lush mentioned on another site a few times, but what finally led me to look into it was another author mentioning that one of the story mods had sought him out and checked up when someone tried to post one of his stories here under a different name.

Figured that a place where the mods take the time to check for story thieves horking other people's work was worth looking into.

Topic Who'd like an OFFICE SEX category?
Posted 10 Mar 2014 21:11

I'd probably go with "Workplace Sex" or something similar.

That could encompass the doctor/nurse stories, late night grocery store shenanigans, and break room blowjobs.

I think the only one of mine I would move there is "Lucky?" It's in straight sex, and it would be nice to have a category that better targets the doctor/nurse kink.

All the rest of my workplace stories are also MILF stories, and would probably stay where they are.

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 10 Mar 2014 05:25

I wished it was not so hard to have a story submiited, quotation marks, paragraphs, ect, maybe the editors that read them and deny them can fix them too

They do little fixes in what I should imagine is a large percentage of the stories submitted. Every story verifier probably has his or her own limits of what's a "quick fix" they can do and post, but there has to be a limit.

If they were doing a full-blown edit on every story they verified, the queue would be days and days long to see your story post. As the site gains in popularity and new authors, that only becomes more of a problem.

The verifiers do a good job of explaining why they reject something, in my experience, and are more than willing to follow up with more detailed information to help you avoid that particular pitfall in the future.

Topic Our new "Oral Sex" story competition is now live. $600 total prizes, and chance to be publ
Posted 09 Mar 2014 23:07

Mine's back from editing and ready to go. Probably Saturday because of stories I already have in my personal queue, waiting to go into Lush's.

Writing anything this short is outside my comfort zone, so naturally I decided to up the ante and write it in 1st person present tense, which is something else I've never done. LOL

Tossed one more thing into the pot as well, but I'm going to keep that one to myself, and see how the readers react.

Topic First Story
Posted 09 Mar 2014 23:00

I don't remember any real delay when I posted my first one.

I imagine it's only a matter of how many stories are in the queue to be approved.

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 09 Mar 2014 17:50

Where there are scores, there will be drama. There's not much you can do about that.

When you make it harder for folks to figure out who voted what, those who are overly concerned with their scores will begin guessing instead. That can turn out even worse.

If you ever wonder why so few people vote compared to the number who read ( even discounting the various bots and spider hits ) the author reaction posted by elizabethblack above is a textbook example of one reason.

Everybody starts out a little touchy about their scores. Some simply don't grow out of it.

Topic What's your opinion on 69-ing?(:
Posted 08 Mar 2014 19:47

My wife and I always had the same opinion on this.

Take turns and focus on what you're doing. bj

Topic Our new "Oral Sex" story competition is now live. $600 total prizes, and chance to be publ
Posted 06 Mar 2014 22:15

No clue what I would do with the prize on the off chance I won one, but I have an idea for a story. We'll see if it pans out this weekend.

Suppose I could auction off transfer of the toy for reads on my Fantasy/Supernatural stories *laugh*

Topic Does it help to write while horny?
Posted 04 Mar 2014 20:37

I don't know that it helps my writing, but I have noticed that I have more drive to write when I haven't "let off steam" recently.

Topic Announcing the Winners of our "Seduction Stories" Competition
Posted 02 Mar 2014 15:11

thumbright Congratulations to the winners!

Topic My Writing Goal For...
Posted 02 Mar 2014 09:07

Finish the new story in the Magic of the Wood series in time for Earth Day this year.

It's been epic fail for the last two years, pushing the release into the summer, and that really bothers me after five years of keeping on schedule before that.

Topic Pepsi or Coke
Posted 01 Mar 2014 16:08

Dr. Pepper.

But of the two choices, Coke.

Pepsi is just too sweet, and I had my fill of it and it's variations ( Pepsi Free once that came out ) when I was a kid because it was what Mom and Dad liked.

Topic Favorite Line You've written
Posted 01 Mar 2014 14:31

Always one of my favorites, from "Ghost of a Chance":

Don't mind the ectosplooge, it vanishes in sunlight.

And from a humor series I haven't decided whether I'm going to post yet, "LST3K Ep. 06: Witch Season":

Beware the fun-sized Snickers bars of Lucifer!

http://upload.lushstories.com/391372095-lucifers.png

Topic Can you still write when you are tired?
Posted 15 Feb 2014 17:01

Absolutely not.

I close my eyes to visualize when I'm writing, and if I'm tired, I start nodding off as soon as I do.

Sometimes my mind wanders somewhere off in left field when it happens and provides something I can jot down for later use, but as far as getting words on "paper"...

Yeah, that ain't happening.

Topic Stories on your profile page
Posted 15 Feb 2014 06:39

I do have to add one caveat to my answer. I released a sequel to "Jerk" quite some time after the first, and I moved it down in my list so it's right next to the first part.

Of course, they made "display by category" the default since then and I've never changed it, so that doesn't really matter.

Topic Stories on your profile page
Posted 14 Feb 2014 20:29

The only thing I do is keep my one Editor's Pick on top. Other than that, I let the default display the most recent stories.

Topic Do you ever just write, and not have an idea in mind for it?
Posted 09 Feb 2014 09:27

I start out with point A and B - the beginning and ending. How it gets there is up to the characters as I write, and sometimes they get off an exit earlier or later than my planned destination in the process.

The one and only time I ever sat down and just wrote something with no plan beyond an opening line was a little fever dream flash story I called "Ride No More". It's non-erotic, so it's not here. ( Though it is on the sister site )

I even play with the fact that the first line was all I had to start with in the story :)

Topic Road pleasure?
Posted 01 Feb 2014 16:18

Edit: Whoops! Thought this was a similar topic in a different forum section. Oh well, I'll just leave it up since what's done is done.

I had to drive almost three hours to pick up my girlfriend ( eventually, wife ) at the airport the very first time we were going to meet in person after talking online and on the phone for a few months. ( We met online )

It was late, but not yet dark as we made the long drive home on a fairly empty two lane road.

She couldn't wait that long.

I had a lot of trouble keeping my eyes on the road when she pulled her breasts free of her tight top and started licking her nipples. It got even more difficult when she bunched up her skirt, pulled aside her panties, and I finally got to see for real what I'd only seen in low-res pictures and video. I'm trying to keep my focus while she's half naked, rubbing her clit, and chuckling.

A car appeared on the horizon and she quickly stuffed her tits back in her top. The moment the car passed us, she took it up a notch. First, she gave me a good taste of her fingers, and then a sly grin.

Can't remember what I muttered when she reached over and started unbuttoning my jeans. Whatever it was made her laugh. She made short work of the button and zipper and pulled out Mr. Happy. She stroked it a couple of times, then gave me another grin and dipped two fingers deep inside her.

Now I'm getting a slippery-finger handjob while rolling down a road I've only been on twice before to visit my brother. She didn't pause in the slightest when another couple of cars rolled by. Once the second one was past, I heard her unbuckle her seatbelt.

She was across the console and wriggling under my arm in nothing flat, and out came that incredible tongue. I think I almost bent the steering wheel.

She gave me several licks and then a long, slow suck as deep as she could get with my jeans and underwear in the way. As soon as the head popped free of her lips, I told her she had better wait if we didn't want to end up off on the shoulder. She let out a disappointed moan, but she was smiling when she wriggled out from under my arm.

"Hurry."

I'd just managed to get myself tucked back into my underwear when the red and blue lights came on behind us. I'm trying to slow down to pull over, jerk up my zipper as far as it will go, and pull out my shirt tail at the same time. She's tugging her panties back over her and pulling her skirt back out from under her butt.

Talk about a nervous wait. Typical "Know how fast you were going" question as soon as the cop got to the window. I'd looked when the lights came on and said, "Fifty-five."

"In a Forty-five."

We'd gone through a reduced speed zone at the exit to some roadside town, and I never even saw the signs. Hardly surprising.

He let me off with a verbal warning to pay more attention, and we got on our way again. She's laughing at the same time she's apologizing, and then I dropped the bombshell on her.

In my late 20s at the time, that was the first time I'd ever been pulled over in my life.

Took another hour to get home, and we lasted just long enough for her to squeal over the flowers, balloons, and present I'd gotten her before we picked up where we left off.

She felt so bad about getting me pulled over for the first time that we never did much more than brief teases after that in the car.

Topic Anyone use web grammar checkers?
Posted 01 Feb 2014 10:47

I use this one in my final step before sending a story off for a second set of human eyes:

http://prowritingaid.com/

The reports it generates can be pretty useful. I'm especially fond of the repeated words report.

Can't speak to the "premium" features, as I only use the free ones.

Topic Readers: Do sex scenes have to be explicit?
Posted 31 Jan 2014 04:49

To me, it depends upon the story. If it's straight up romance, a PG sex scene ( or even none at all ) feels appropriate. Humor can often get away with limited details in the sex. Even those two examples are too broad, though.

For the most part, people are here to read sex. You're always going to get a better reception with explicit scenes. That doesn't mean you have to if you don't feel it's appropriate for the story, but you should be prepared for a likely lackluster response.

As to cliffhangers, they're a great tool to keep readers excited, so long as you don't dilly-dally with posting the next segment. Wait too long and you'll begin to see excitement turn to irritation.