Forum posts made by rxtales

Topic Thinking of the Think Tank
Posted 20 Dec 2010 15:15

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Topic How Britain deals with serious national issues
Posted 18 Dec 2010 08:54

Ah, that looks so familiar.

Topic Cuddling and Snuggling<3
Posted 18 Dec 2010 08:45

All I am going to say, is that I can be a complete cuddle whore. I enjoy it.

I also see it as an intimate thing though, and not usually into cuddling with someone when I know it is going to be a one off thing, or I don't feel a connection

Topic The student protests (uk)
Posted 18 Dec 2010 07:44

I don't agree with choosing which courses should have fee increases and which ones don't. Why not have smaller increases across the board?

I don't understand the argument that someone studying physics will be more useful than a painter, and benefit society more. At many of the open days I have attended, there has always been something in the presentation about what students go onto doing. Very few people actually go into the subject they have been studying. Last year I applied for physiology. Only a small percentage went onto research or medical school. Most people became teachers or went into finance. So why is their education worth more than somebody studying art for example?

I changed my mind and withdrew my place. I ended up reapplying this year for Marine Biology. Again, I highly doubt many people will be actually going into that field when they graduate, so I don't understand the argument about Artsy subjects not being "useful". I struggled with my decision to go to university, and most people told me that I should go to broaden my education and better my chances of getting a job, regardless of if it is in a related field or not.

Topic Stay-at-home dads
Posted 17 Dec 2010 08:25

My dad was a stay at home dad. We moved to the UK, because of my mum's job. They decided it was best that one of them stayed home with us, so naturally it was my dad.

Topic The War on Christmas
Posted 10 Dec 2010 14:35

As someone who has spent a lot of time working in a retail environment, it's hard to get excited about Christmas when you see the decorations going up as the Halloween ones go down, and when you have to spend the entire shift, every shift in December listening to carols on the store's sound system. The music is designed to get the shoppers in the Christmas spirit, but it also has the effect of making the workers want to shoot the next person who even mentions the word carol.


I work in an organic grocery store. The Christmas stuff went up in the beginning of October. I can't look at a mince pie ever again

Topic Lush caption competition
Posted 09 Dec 2010 05:05

If I leave it up long enough, it'll mature

ew puke

Topic Happy Birthday Sweetpenny!
Posted 09 Dec 2010 04:57

Happy Birthday!

Topic Cyberbullying
Posted 08 Dec 2010 09:31

I understand what you're saying jebru and X about needed a safe place away from bullying but can't the victim just ignore online harassment? Wouldn't the bullies just get bored after they fail to get a response? By getting worked up because someone called you a "homo" or said "you're mom's a whore" you give power to the bullies. Why would they keep pushing a button that does nothing? Maybe I'm missing the point but it seems like this issue can be really easily dealt with.

I think cyber bullying can be pretty extreme, but I usually think of it in relation to school-aged children and teenagers. Especially with things like face book, not only are messages being sent to you, but things can be posted that everyone else can see. I don't think it's so straight forward.

It may not be physical bullying, but emotional abuse can be just as bad.

Topic Young Teens Carrying Knives!
Posted 08 Dec 2010 09:24

Whoops double post...

I carry a pocket knife because I need it at work. I went out the other night and didn't have a chance to drop it back home. My friend and I were searched by two policeman and I forgot I had it with me. I ended up getting hassled because they couldn't see why I needed it at work. Sheesh

Topic Young Teens Carrying Knives!
Posted 08 Dec 2010 09:24

I live in London, and knife crime is a pretty big deal. A lot of London was bombed in the blitz and those areas were rebuilt quickly with cheap housing and have mostly become the lower class area. These, however, are right next to some of the wealthiest areas. I grew up in a sort of middle class area stuck right between the lower and upper class. We had and still do have a ridiculous amount of knife crime. Not only are stabbings somewhat common, I have seen a few of them over the past couple of months. Muggings seem to happen way to often.

Last Christmas I was walking with some friends and my boyfriend at the time was walking a little ways behind us. I wasn't paying any attention to him, but to make a long story short he was stabbed because he didn't give his money over to a group of guys who asked him for it. His wallet was in my purse and I was fairly far ahead of him.

I don't think education really does anything. It's probably such a problem here because there aren't many deterrents, and the consequences aren't very harsh if they are caught.

Topic Because or Cause?
Posted 06 Dec 2010 03:29

cause   
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noun, verb, caused, caus·ing.
–noun
1.
a person or thing that acts, happens, or exists in such a way that some specific thing happens as a result; the producer of an effect: You have been the cause of much anxiety. What was the cause of the accident?
2.
the reason or motive for some human action: The good news was a cause for rejoicing.
3.
good or sufficient reason: to complain without cause; to be dismissed for cause.
4.
Law .
a.
a ground of legal action; the matter over which a person goes to law.
b.
a case for judicial decision.
5.
any subject of discussion or debate.
6.
a principle, ideal, goal, or movement to which a person or group is dedicated: the socialist cause; the human rights cause.
7.
the welfare of a person or group, seen as a subject of concern: support for the cause of the American Indian.
8.
Philosophy .
a.
the end or purpose for which a thing is done or produced.
b.
Aristotelianism . any of the four things necessary for the movement or the coming into being of a thing, namely a material (material cause), something to act upon it (efficient cause), a form taken by the movement or development (formal cause), and a goal or purpose (final cause).
–verb (used with object)
9.
to be the cause of; bring about.
—Idiom
10.
make common cause, to unite in a joint effort; work together for the same end: They made common cause with neighboring countries and succeeded in reducing tariffs.


be·cause   
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–conjunction
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for the reason that; due to the fact that: The boy was absent because he was ill.
—Idiom
2.
because of, by reason of; due to: Schools were closed because of heavy snowfall.


I was very disappointed that I was sick, because that meant I couldn't go to the party.
"I just had to do it, 'cause I knew I would regret it if I didn't."

Mary knew she was the cause of the commotion, although she didn't want to admit it.


Topic Freedom of religion? Or child abuse?
Posted 05 Dec 2010 14:43

It's the parent's choice of religion, not the child's. If an adult decided they didn't want medical treatment for religious reasons, I would completely respect that. I have a hard time respecting when it comes to the parents making those decisions for their child

Topic Freedom of religion? Or child abuse?
Posted 05 Dec 2010 14:01

I see that as neglect.

I remember reading a story about a woman who had some obscene number of children at one time (6 or 7 or so), and a few needed blood transfusions. She was a Jehovah Witness and was against that, so the state ended up taking custody of the newborns so they could receive the treatment and then returned custody to the mother.

Topic STD Concerns when it comes to the number of partners
Posted 05 Dec 2010 00:59

Something that puzzles me and it kind of doesn't even have to do with your question but, how does the topic come up of how many people you've slept with?

I am surprised by how much it comes up. I really don't care, and usually don't want to know. I think it comes up a lot, because they want to hear my dirty past. One of the men I was talking about above wanted to know because he says he needed to know intimate details before having sex with me

Topic Who Knows Your Writing Secret?
Posted 04 Dec 2010 15:34

, they all know I write romance.



Ah yes. I mentioned to someone at work, that I really wished I had time to work on my writing, when they asked what I did I said romance. One guy I work with knows, as do a few other people. The reason I don't tell many people is not because it's erotica, but because I think if I had the time I could really improve my stories. I am not entirely happy with them.

Topic Still playing trivia
Posted 04 Dec 2010 15:29

Anybody know or care what a mole eats? cussing happy8

That was one I definitely knew. I was a foster parents for a mole once.

Topic Still playing trivia
Posted 04 Dec 2010 15:25

Wow! Forgot about this, I used to be so addicted

Topic Fisting
Posted 04 Dec 2010 15:02

I've tried it, or attempted to. It's not a major turn on for me though

Topic Favourite Christmas Movie
Posted 04 Dec 2010 14:51

A Christmas Story
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Topic STD Concerns when it comes to the number of partners
Posted 04 Dec 2010 14:49

I toyed with putting this under "the number" thread in relationship advice, but decided to create a new one instead of resurrect that old one.

I have had more partners than the most people my age, and probably a lot of people twenty years older than me. I tend to not share that number, and am not even sure I know the exact figure. However, when asked, I answer honestly with an approximate figure.

I have become involved with a man who will not fuck me. A large part being that I have had as many partners as he has had by the age of 19 (he's 38.) He says it's due to his fear that I have an STD, yet he has had chlamydia five times.

There is another man who I had a bit of a play session with. He did not want sex either, because he thinks I may have an STD due to the number of partners I have had.

I have only had unprotected sex with men I have been in ltr with, and have checks regularly. I also don't want to have unprotected sex with these men.

I am so offended by this, and am not sure whether or not I should lie in the future. Looking back at the "The Number" thread most people weren't concerned about their partner's "number," and STD concerns were rarely mentioned.

So am I being unfair to be so offended? Or is this generally something that crosses your mind when becoming involved with a new partner?

Topic Share Recipes
Posted 30 Nov 2010 03:39

Any vegetarian recipes that use pomegranate molasses?

I was thinking something with Aubergine and goats cheese may be nice...

Topic The animal in you.
Posted 30 Nov 2010 03:36

I got the mole

It's easy to recognize a mole personality. They have pasty complexions and are usually seen in late night coffee shops, jazz bars or underground clubs. To avoid drawing attention to themselves, they favor dark clothing and sunglasses and are the first people to volunteer for the graveyard shift.

Physically, moles are not awe-inspiring individuals. Their pale skin and plump physique are usually accompanied by thick glasses or contacts that compensate for poor eyesight. However, they are comfortable with their flaccid bodies and seek companionship with others who appreciate their more philosophical qualities. Shunning contemporary fashions, moles prefer dark clothes and retro-styles.

There's something compelling about the mole personality, and in the early sixties it was quite fashionable to be a mole in the form of a creative and philosophical beatnik expressing angst through music and poetry. Bob Dylan and John Lennon carried the mole standard into the seventies, but the fashion largely died and moles were forced back underground.

Passive and unassertive, they prefer to retreat at the first sign of confrontation and would rather run than take physical action. If they were to be found on a rare trip to Disneyworld, angry tan lines would be a dead giveaway to their mole personality.

Moles are restless and, although constantly engaged in activity, they never seem to get anything done. Careers are taken seriously, though. So seriously, in fact, that with their little heads down and their backs fully into the job moles may not notice the world going by. But even moles have dreams, and long for a time when they can put down the shovel and take a well-deserved hammock break on a quiet shady beach.

Moles have extremely sharp minds and are excellent problem solvers. As reflected in their determined burrowing through difficult terrain, moles prefer solutions with straight lines rather than having to go around problems. When confronted with difficult issues they never give up; hacking away with dogged determination until the answer is found. This attribute makes them perfect for jobs in engineering, accounting or diagnostic work. With their unique underground perspective on life, moles have enormous potential as songwriters, poets, or left-wing journalists, and some of the world's finest philosophical writing has emanated from moles.

Topic Giving up coffee for a month
Posted 29 Nov 2010 12:25

I gave up drinking coffee. At one point I was on 6-8 cups a day. Around the time I quit, I was only drinking a couple. I have a lot of problems sleeping, so have decided to cut all caffeine out of my diet.

Occasionally in the morning I have some type of green tea if I need a boost. It has far less caffeine, but mostly I take Spirulina when I need a lift, and it doesn't stop me from sleeping

Topic Would you ever fuck your closest (opposite sex) friend, knowing that is as far as it will go.
Posted 29 Nov 2010 11:50

My closest opposite-sex friend is gay, so that's never going to happen.

However, I have wanted to have sex with my closest female for a while. The chance presented itself a couple of nights ago and I took her up on it. However, I think it is one of those things that may have been best left fantasy. But I know it won't go to much further, a man is moving to be with her, and I am leaving in a few weeks. So I don't regret it, and am glad to have had the chance

Topic Would you meet someone off Lush for sex?
Posted 25 Nov 2010 02:13

I met someone of this site, not for sex though. I happened to be in the area so we had some dinner and a bit of a chat.

Topic Happy Thanksgiving!
Posted 25 Nov 2010 02:09

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Topic Tell me a secret and I'll promise not to tell....
Posted 25 Nov 2010 02:03

I have a phobia of worms and butterflies

Topic Soapbox subjects
Posted 25 Nov 2010 01:55

Besides many of the ones already said above,

environmental issues
foreign aid
Mental Health System in Sierra Leone
Immigrants in the UK
Torture/Abuse
Women's rights
Sustainable Tourism

Topic Second Base with God?
Posted 20 Nov 2010 16:20

Did you ever get the CD out of the player?


bump...he he

Yes, I believe I did. But that I haven't been in that car in over a year