Forum posts made by dancing_doll

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 12 Dec 2017 18:49



I think Lennie James might have gone over to FTWD just in the nick of time.

Sadly, there is no escaping The Gimple. :(

https://upload.lushstories.com/99967691-FEARDEAD.jpg

I sincerely hope he doesn't mess up the show. The series got off to a slow start, but I thought FTWD's third season was arguably better than the last two seasons of TWD. There was some really cool character development and writing on that show, especially toward the end of last season. I'm excited to see what they do with Morgan and where he fits in.

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 12 Dec 2017 16:12


I read that Chandler Rigg's father is steaming mad because he thinks they fired him. What doesn't make sense, is that Gimple said while on The Talking Dead, that Chandler and his parents were brought in before filming to let them know, and explained why. (maybe they are purposely misleading us?)
It has nothing to do with college.


Gimple absolutely fired him. Chandler Rigg's said in an interview that he thought Gimple was joking when he first told him, and it shocked him and the rest of the cast when they learned the news. Chandler had recently bought a house in Georgia to be close to filming. They really did him dirty with this decision. He only found out while they were in rehearsals for episode 6.

Here's what his Dad said:

https://upload.lushstories.com/741473486-GIMPLE.jpg

Of course, obviously shows can kill off main characters, but I think they've really fucked up with this decision. Gimple's reasoning is that Carl had to die to legitimize a way for Rick to spare Negan's life after the war is over. There are many other ways they could have achieved this goal (eg. maybe Negan saves Carl's life at some point, so Rick could consider sparing him etc.).

I like JDM, but the Negan character doesn't translate well to TV (way too cartoony and douchey), and I think a large portion of the audience wants Negan dead. Killing Carl off for this character is such a bad move. Plus Negan now has even more plot armour than Rick.

I wish they would find a new showrunner and better writers. I hate watching characters make nonsensical decisions just to move already silly plot lines, like Rick hitting up the garbage people for a second time, or Ezekiel stopping to give a rallying speech in an open field in the shadow of a huge uncleared building. Up until now, this season has had lots of ups and downs but it's far from the magic of earlier seasons (mainly pre-Alexandria). They need to get back to basics and give more screen time to the core cast.

It's really hard to imagine the show without Carl. It was fun to watch him grow up on the show. The mid season premiere is going to be harsh. Major tears, for sure.

EDIT: Despite everything, the kid still has a sense of humour.

https://upload.lushstories.com/446546736-CarlDress.jpg

Topic Favourite Single and Why (if you want to elaborate)?
Posted 23 Oct 2017 06:46

Sia's Chandelier.

It resonates because for quite some time, I lived the lyrics.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/2vjPBrBU-TM

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 23 Oct 2017 06:20

I thought last night's season opener was reasonably strong, especially for being the 100th episode. It was nice to see the group set up a real strategy to attack Negan's compound. Finally being on the offensive was a nice change from last season's ongoing beat down.

Luckily Negan was wearing plot armour because he could have (should have) been shot about a dozen times when he was in plain view during Rick's 'surrender now' speech.

I'm interested to see how Eugene's character navigates his own personal quest for survival. Does he swap sides again when the Saviours start going down? Does the group let him back in or bother trying to trust him again? I don't think I could.

Topic Gord Downie, 1964-2017
Posted 18 Oct 2017 10:30

Gord was such a talented, courageous and inspiring Canadian icon. He will be greatly missed.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/FhpezwGtDEg

Topic Announcing our new "Boobies" Competition $500 going to charity
Posted 16 Oct 2017 05:28

A great theme and a very worthy cause. I'm already looking forward to reading some of these entries!

Topic Announcing the Winners of our "Bookish" Story Competition
Posted 16 Oct 2017 05:25

Congrats to Burquette, Lupus, Oceanrunner, the runners up and everyone who entered!

Gutenberg was special piece that really spoke to the theme of the comp. It was also damn sexy . 3601

Topic Long Johns: Does anyone wear them anymore?
Posted 14 Oct 2017 12:02

Personally I don't wear them, though I do have thermal tights and base wear for skiing, snowboarding and sometimes just walking the dog during hardcore winter. They're not attached though.

I did take a second glance the other day at the Roots' Cabin Collection waffle onesie, but that's got buttons down the front and no flap, so I guess they're not technically Long Johns.

Topic Long Johns: Does anyone wear them anymore?
Posted 14 Oct 2017 11:57



there's a fucking flap? thinking i need to investigate!

Long Johns must have a 'fetish wear' fandom somewhere, right?

https://upload.lushstories.com/1341539003-longjohn1.jpg

https://upload.lushstories.com/1896144794-longjohn2.jpg

Topic Sprite's Butterfly Beach stories and other delicious goodies...
Posted 12 Oct 2017 10:29

I've never been drawn to Fantasy and Sci Fi, but Butterfly Beach is probably the most unique story/series on this site.

You get adventures of raw creativity, lyrical language, creatures birthed from a truly trippy imagination, and... tentacle sex! And not the sketchy kind of tentacle sex - the really erotic kind. Just when you think you're burnt out on reading all the standard dirty story fare, you fall into this world and it's all fresh and new again.

This is one of my favourite series on Lush. Highly, highly recommended!

Start here: https://www.lushstories.com/stories/fantasy-scifi/butterfly-beach-i-the-wreck-of-the.aspx

Topic Las Vegas shooting: Dozens killed in Mandalay Bay attack
Posted 11 Oct 2017 09:03

No, it's not. Trinket does not say anything about who she has or hasn't blocked in either of those threads, only Damon does, and he's only making an assumption. To me it looks as if SP has access to personal information that should be invisible to anyone but the mods, and I wonder how that is possible.

Damon posted that she blocked him. He used a sarcastic rhetorical question. It should be pretty obvious to most people (who aren't looking for a loophole argument). It's not an assumption. His PM reply to her didn't go through, which means he knows for sure that he got blocked. (This is detailed in the second link).

SP used to be a moderator and is also familiar with Trinket because he's been a member for several years. The rest are probably educated guesses, some of which are inaccurate, and Trinket knows this as well.

There were no private details spilled.

But if you (or Trinket) have ongoing concerns, please contact the Help Desk so it doesn't further fuck up the thread. Thanks.

Topic Las Vegas shooting: Dozens killed in Mandalay Bay attack
Posted 11 Oct 2017 08:49



But, as Dani has shown, it doesn't really work if you yourself keep responding to off-topic comments and then add this little line for others to get back on track.

Unfortunately, public explanations are sometimes required as clarification to public insinuations.




Topic Las Vegas shooting: Dozens killed in Mandalay Bay attack
Posted 11 Oct 2017 07:22



How would you know who I have blocked? I'm still interested to know how SP Would know details of who I friend, block and report and And why it's ok for him to post that all over the forums? Most of my friends are hidden, he can't see who I have blocked, and he shouldn't know details about any possible reports I've made about anyone.



It's already on the forums.

Example:

Lush Thread Link

https://upload.lushstories.com/1800018563-DXForum1.jpg

Which resulted in another thread, on the same day:

https://www.lushstories.com/forum/yaf_postst56265_Blocking-other-Members.aspx

But, as Dani would say, back to the guns and shit.

Topic HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPRITE!!!
Posted 22 Sep 2017 06:58

Happy Birthday to the one-and-only badass, kick-ass, take-no-prisoners, Talented AF Blondie!

Wishing you a special day (and year) of unparalleled good times that celebrate your beautiful and playful spirit!

Love you, girl. xx

https://upload.lushstories.com/2111392188-badass.jpg

Topic Look for some help or advice
Posted 21 Sep 2017 05:07

You seem outdoorsy, so maybe look into getting involved with a local nature/camping/portaging or hiking group. Something that will give you some sustained quality time with a group of people. Try a paddle-boarding or kayaking club in your area.

If that's not your thing, consider volunteering or getting involved with a charity of your choice. Do fundraisers, work a booth at a local event or festival, help out at a local shelter (animal or human). Volunteer to go abroad with a charity group (eg. clean water projects) or get involved with something like Habitat for Humanity. You will always meet people that way.

I don't know if you're religious (or care to be), but church-based activities/groups are probably a slam-dunk if you're looking to ease into growing a group of friends or finding a relationship, but that involves a personal commitment that's not for everyone.

Lastly, maybe save up some $ or dip into the vacation funds and go on a Contiki tour. You'll meet lots of solo travellers (they claim up to 55% go solo) and have some fun. I have two friends that have actually found relationships out of this.

Topic Awesome Award 9/18/17: Verbal
Posted 19 Sep 2017 15:51

Congratulations on being recognized as truly Awesome, Verbal! 3601

Topic Deodorant/antiperspirant streaks on shirts
Posted 15 Sep 2017 16:27

I use Dove Cool Essentials Dry Spray Antiperspirant. It's marketed as Unisex, so you could try it. It leaves zero stains and it works great. Streaks drive me nuts.

ps. The green cap/cucumber one smells the best, followed by the blue cap/original scent. The other scents are too girly/powdery.

https://upload.lushstories.com/706036834-DoveGoFresh.jpg

Topic All About Nails - General discussion board (Brands, trends, maintenance tips...)
Posted 15 Sep 2017 16:20

Looking for some advice.

My nails have a pretty good shape so I normally keep them fairly short. Every once in a while I get a notion to grow them, but they're really bad for just getting super dry and splitting when they get to a certain length.

I don't want to just layer on polish. Does anyone have any recommendations for strengthening nails so they don't split? Have you found a product/cream that works for you?

Thanks in advance toothy2

Yes, the Trind system, often recommended to people transitioning from acrylic nails as well. It's very good. Ive used it (usually for a couple of weeks at a time) and it does work. I still use the Nail and Cuticle Balsam on a fairly regular basis when my nails need a bit of extra TLC, especially in the winter. You can buy it as a kit in a variety of places.

https://upload.lushstories.com/879930721-NailsTrind.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/embed/h5cyTAXIvrw

Topic Colin Kaepernick and Nationalist Hypocricy In the NFL
Posted 14 Sep 2017 05:22




Should I have used a more articulated smiley or put "We simply don't know either way" in bold? dontknow

I'd say guilt should be proven without a doubt indeed, but if that's not possible then that doesn't mean it's the girl's fault as "innocent until proven guilty" should apply to all.


Mixon pled guilty to misdemeanor assault charges. He was advised the prosecution would easily be able to prove their case because he doesn't meet the legal requirements for 'self defense'.

A shove and an open-palm slap does not equate to cold cocking someone and breaking their face in four places, especially considering her size and the fact that she was stumbling drunk.

That's leaving out her police report where she alleges he and his friends had been sexually harassing her outside the restaurant, asking for a birthday blowjob for Mixon and then when he followed her into the restaurant, he allegedly continued and called her male friend a homophobic slur.

Even if you take context out of it, he used unreasonable force.


Topic Listening to this song reduces anxiety by 65%
Posted 13 Sep 2017 05:30

Sometimes I'll just go for some classic Yo-Yo Ma when I need to de-stress.

I've always found the cello to be the most sensual (and beautiful!) of all the musical instruments.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/3qrKjywjo7Q

Topic Listening to this song reduces anxiety by 65%
Posted 13 Sep 2017 05:23

Yeah, the more I dig into it, the more I start to realize that this research might only be a big publicity stunt. The song Weightless was actually commissioned by Radox Spa , who also concurrently commissioned the whole study. And Mindlab International , although having a neuropsychologist as their chairman, is in fact a profitable company of independent neuromarketing consultants. I'm not arguing that a few of the findings might have a valid scientific foundation, but it's hard to perceive the bulk of it as much else than a concerted effort to bring a hefty dose of attention to the different parties involved (ie. Radox Spa, Marconi Union, Mindlab International).



Yeah, Mindlab is a commercial 'neuromarketing' company. Though controversial, the research backing certainly made the song a huge success, so I guess it was a win.

This is actually pretty impressive:

https://upload.lushstories.com/1714914610-Marconi.jpg

Topic Listening to this song reduces anxiety by 65%
Posted 13 Sep 2017 05:17



Ahh, the Spa, Lush-style... how thoroughly relaxing.


https://upload.lushstories.com/1659371216-SpaLush.gif

Yes, there's often a bit of a stink, isn't there. It may be time to leave a Spa-approved bottle of Poo Pourri in the thread, just in case. :)

https://upload.lushstories.com/591663508-Trop.jpg

Topic Listening to this song reduces anxiety by 65%
Posted 12 Sep 2017 18:32

Moby's The Sky is Broken. Best enjoyed in the dark, on full volume. A major sentimental favourite.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/c6ZwcJTHCpg


Topic Listening to this song reduces anxiety by 65%
Posted 12 Sep 2017 18:22

One of the early examples of this kind of ambient music is Brian Eno's Music For Airports, which was created from loops of piano and synthesizer, of varying lengths played on repeat, so that different notes would go in and out of synch with each other. The music was intended to be both interesting and ignorable. The sparseness of the music was supposed to create calm and thoughtfulness in travelers.

The music was actually installed at LaGuardia Airport in the 1980s. Contrary to Eno's intentions, many passengers found the music to be distracting and annoying.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/vNwYtllyt3Q

Interesting... Similar to 'Weightless', I think this type of music works best as part of meditation or if one is asked to be very still and concentrate on the tones. Then I think it does relax, and allow you to enter a deeper place of relaxation. If someone is trying to get things done or rushing through airports on a time crunch, the intent of the music to affect your physiological resting rates probably has the opposite effect, since we need that energy and bit of adrenaline to motivate us.

Topic If Trump can be President, can Kanye??
Posted 12 Sep 2017 15:30

Of course Kanye can be President. I would hear him out and not judge him on his lifestyle and history of walking off stage, ranting on Twitter and having nervous breakdowns.

Topic Listening to this song reduces anxiety by 65%
Posted 12 Sep 2017 15:23



May I ask what exactly did you find confrontational about it? Because I merely explained my previous post, which seemed not to have been interpreted the way I meant it. Ironing out possible creases in the fabric of this thread so to speak ;)

It seemed like you were going back and forth about the same point and trying to prove each other wrong. The anxiety in the thread seemed to increase, regardless of the musical helpers. My post was meant to nudge it back in the right direction since I'd started a topic on reducing anxiety . It actually wasn't a 'formal mod warning'. I just wanted to restore the harmony and get back to talking about relaxing music. *hugs*

Topic Did you use a condom the first time
Posted 12 Sep 2017 06:44

Yes. For those 6 glorious seconds it lasted.

Topic Eyebrows
Posted 12 Sep 2017 06:02

If you are not happy with your brows, you can try brow wigs. Who knew?

https://www.youtube.com/embed/4wlXey89nfA

Topic Listening to this song reduces anxiety by 65%
Posted 12 Sep 2017 05:52


Not everyone can be right all of the time, Doll. It's going to be that soft in here? We aren't in kindergarten.

I have no problem with anyone disagreeing with me, it's all the other BS that came with it in the "other" forum. Am I allowed to say "BS"?Shhh

Yes, the Spa isn't a place for continuing arguments. People can kindly disagree and then leave it at that. Going on through multiple exchanges about the same point often derails a thread. Thanks for your understanding.

Note: I did say ' In this thread everyone is right' because I asked whether a piece of music worked for them in the way the UK study suggested. Everyone experiences music (and anxiety) differently, so nobody is wrong. sunny



Topic Listening to this song reduces anxiety by 65%
Posted 12 Sep 2017 05:16


Top ten most relaxing musical tracks (according to music studied).

1. Marconi Union - Weightless
2. Airstream - Electra
3. DJ Shah - Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix)
4. Enya - Watermark
5. Coldplay - Strawberry Swing
6. Barcelona - Please Don't Go
7. All Saints - Pure Shores
8. Adele - Someone Like You
9. Mozart - Canzonetta Sull'aria
10. Cafe Del Mar - We Can Fly

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8830066/Band-creates-the-most-relaxing-tune-ever.html