Forum posts made by daniellex

Topic What's the weather like where you are?
Posted 01 Mar 2015 09:39

Please can people clarify whether the temperature is Celsius or Fahrenheit.

It's blustery here with rain on and off.

Topic What's for dinner tonight?
Posted 01 Mar 2015 09:34

Rotisserie chicken, Caesar salad and some yummy buttered French bread. Can't wait!


I have pork chop, Charteney carrots, new potatoes and a Yorkshire pud (courtesy of Auntie Bessie).

Yorkshire puds are one of the few things I don't have fresh. I always make mine wrong x

Topic Your Catch Phrase Or "Buzz Word" for Person or Persons who annoy you
Posted 24 Feb 2015 12:59

blbec, dickhead

Topic Oh dear... politician fried on air
Posted 24 Feb 2015 12:46

The most cringe-worthy interview ever!

Topic NOT an official stance, but... prospective poets, please read.
Posted 22 Feb 2015 02:07



I'm certain no one's been censured.

Topic Polls
Posted 21 Feb 2015 08:25

I had to vote for the third one, being a fan of irony. :)

It's a classic paradox!

Topic Polls
Posted 21 Feb 2015 04:02

Topic NOT an official stance, but... prospective poets, please read.
Posted 21 Feb 2015 01:20

I am a little penguin,
I'm often rather cold,
it's one of those things you see,
when you live so near the poles

My Mum knitted a sweater,
for me to wear at night
But it's all rough and itchy,
cos it's just too darn tight

I am a little penguin,
my friends think I am nutty,
I put orange on my cornflakes
and treacle on my butties

I sit here in my igloo,
finding things to rhyme,
A lot harder than you think,
when you're pressed for time

I am a little penguin,
I often az a sad,
Don't think I being emo,
Or that my writing's bad

It's nearly time for brekkie,
Gonna catch me a kipper,
I'll wait by the ice pool,
and bash him with me flipper

I am a little penguin,
A-sitting in the snow,
Thank you for listening,
it's time for me to go... am a little penguin.jpg

Topic Spoil my Wish
Posted 20 Feb 2015 14:09

Granted its chocolate flavoured I am now every woman on her periods favourite person

I wish men got periods and knew what it felt like

Granted, but the world's economies collapse as fuck all gets done.

I wish I had my own chocolate factory.

Topic Political Correctness
Posted 19 Feb 2015 10:20

I think there is such a thing as PC but also that the term is misused as a way of avoiding debate.

What's not often expressed is that PC can be a positive thing. For example, it's politically correct to make provision for disabled access to a public amenity. That is proper political correctness.

Where it's misused is as a dismissal of genuine grievances. Now, to describe a black person as 'coloured', while not horribly offensive is wrong and distasteful because of its history. You here people say that that's political correctness. No - its just the wrong word!

Topic Any experts on Sherlock Holmes?
Posted 19 Feb 2015 09:27

Hmm....I think this is what SH was driving at....

Think of a brand new pencil.......(I'm going to be lazy and not link anything but use text) :)

It could rarely be blunt at both ends but in fact brand new pencils virtually always come with a tip ready's rare that they don't. Now we read from left to right and the makers of the pencil will make sure that their name is visible and opposite the sharp 'Johann Faber' would be stamped on the pencil with the 'r' of Faber closest to the ready sharpened end with the 'J' of Johann quite near the other end......

...then as the tip of the pencil breaks or wears gets the end that it broke.....because after all why go to the trouble of sharpening the totally blunt end where the 'J' is when with hardly any effort you can sharpen from the 'r' end of the pencil. Now as the pencil get sharpened it gets shorter and the makers name begins to disappear with firstly the 'r' going, then the 'e' and so on until Faber has totally gone and you're left with Johann..... think of how close most makers stamp the first word to the 'blunt' end of their to keep sharpening the pencil so much that you've 'eaten through' Faber and then into 'Johann' means that only the 'Joha' maybe left on the pencil....thus to me at least that makes me think the pencil is very short indeed.

That's a lovely answer and makes perfect sense. No wonder the lecturer couldn't understand lol. It is quite a well thought out piece of writing by ACD

Thank you x

Topic Any experts on Sherlock Holmes?
Posted 17 Feb 2015 10:19

I've got another one. I've read this over and over and I don't get it...

It's from the Adventure of the Three Students.

SH is describing a pencil, which has been used in a crime...

" “Well, he wrote so furiously that he broke his pencil, and had, as you observe, to sharpen it again.
This is of interest, Watson The pencil was not an ordinary one. It was above the usual size, with a soft lead; the outer colour was dark blue, the maker’s name was printed in silver lettering, and the piece remaining is only about an inch and a half long. Look for such a pencil, Mr. Soames, and you have got your man ."


" Mr. Soames was somewhat overwhelmed by this flood of information. “I can follow the other points,” said he, “but really, in this matter of the length—”

Holmes held out a small chip with the letters NN and a space of clear wood after them.
“You see?”
“No, I fear that even now—”
“Watson, I have always done you an injustice. There are others. What could this NN be? It is at the end of a word. You are aware that Johann Faber is the most common maker’s name. Is it not clear that there is just as much of the pencil left as usually follows the Johann ?”

Okay, I get the bit about NN being part of Johann Faber etc, but I don't get how he has deduced the length of the pencil. Surely when you sharpen a pencil, you sharpen the tip. If he can see the NN, then the guy decided to sharpen the blunt end. SH then states that there is only as much left as normally follows Johann. But how can he know how much was left of the (unsharpened) pointed end?

Danielle x

Topic Any experts on Sherlock Holmes?
Posted 17 Feb 2015 10:00

Hmm....I think what SH was saying was really,

"Look at that chap....well dressed and of a certain age.....little bit out of shape too.....he's running as hard as he can with the odd extra burst of speed thrown in - not caring how he looks, such is his desperation and sense of urgency...."

Actually I like that, thank you. It was JW speaking though :)

Topic Any experts on Sherlock Holmes?
Posted 17 Feb 2015 09:59

I think the bit is about a code as SH is explaining it to Dr. W. From memory....I think Thomas Harris used a similar idea of a 'book code' in Silence of the Lambs when he was having Dr L. communicate with Dolarhyde in code.

Oh yeah, I get that they're trying to crack a code. It's the part about page 534 being too far in to be chapter 2, because then chapter 1 would be intolerable. What if chapter 1 was really short and chapter 2 really long? It just seems to be an unfounded assumption.

Topic Do you insist that a vote on your story be commented upon.
Posted 15 Feb 2015 12:02

If I might give an opposing point of view: I respect anyone's right to score my stories as they see fit. However, when you've spent hours, days or weeks on a story and put your heart and soul into it, it is deflating to see a low score and have no idea why it was given.

I understand that forcing comments will cost me scores, but I feel that's a price worth paying for avoiding anonymously awarded 1s, 2s and 3s.

The bottom line is that I want people to enjoy my stories and be turned on by them.

Danielle xxx

Topic What's for dinner tonight?
Posted 15 Feb 2015 09:07

Pork loin chops for two, coated with my home made marinade of olive oil, garlic, cumin and thyme; roast potatoes, broccoli and garden peas.

I'll make the gravy out of the juice from the chops and the water that the broccoli was boiled in.

Danny xxx

Topic Creator of the World's best stocking filler has died
Posted 15 Feb 2015 06:48

Michele Ferrero inventor of the Ferrero Rocher and Nutella has died. aged 89. RIP

Danny x

Topic What's the most forbidden sexual relationship you've ever had?
Posted 15 Feb 2015 06:04

My auntie's neighbour's cousin's uncle's daughter's niece.

Topic Guys/Girls, what do you find most appealing/turn on?
Posted 15 Feb 2015 05:58

It's not in the poll and probably isn't considered a fetish, but I find knee high socks very appealing!

Yes, you only get nine options in a poll, but I'll bear it in mind :)

Topic Guys/Girls, what do you find most appealing/turn on?
Posted 15 Feb 2015 03:51

As the basis for a new fetish story, I want to poll what people find most attractive. I only know what I think from my own perception and by what guys have told me, but I'd like something a bit more scientific.

Although it's in Ask the Guys, everyone feel free to chip in!

Thank you

Danny xxx

Topic Pancake Day
Posted 15 Feb 2015 02:39

I hope you're referring to the drizzling rather than the simple???? dontknow

If it's the former, you have to lick off the drizzles!

Neither actually, but I'll happily lick off the drizzles Embarassed

Topic Solar Eclipse in UK!!!
Posted 15 Feb 2015 02:37

FAO Anyone in UK on March 20th. There's an almost full total eclipse around 9.00 in the morning!!!

Anyone in Scotland and northern England will see an almost total eclipse and it gets more partial as you go further south.

This is sooo exciting!!!

More here:

And the average view you'll get in UK eclipse.jpg

Danny xx

Topic Pancake Day
Posted 15 Feb 2015 02:17

Nothing beats simple and traditional. Drizzled with lemon juice and sugar for me.

You and Liz, both evil4

Topic Pancake Day
Posted 15 Feb 2015 02:16

A big stack of hot fluffy buttermilk pancakes with lots of butter on them, smothered in real maple syrup and served with sausages also covered in maple syrup. Accompanied by hot strong black coffee.

This is food porn! Buz, you naughty man!!! kekekegay

Topic Pancake Day
Posted 15 Feb 2015 02:15

Fluffy and stacked with pure maple syrup. I only stuff my crepes .

Too much information

Topic Pancake Day
Posted 13 Feb 2015 11:44

This Tuesday is pancake day! Yum.

What's your favourite filling? Mine is Nutella

Topic Crisis in Ukraine
Posted 13 Feb 2015 08:55

I realize this thread will elicit some doom mongering etc, but how will this Ukraine thing sort itself out?!

I've decided to stop watching the news cos every day it seems to be getting worse!

I have a bit of a phobia of WW3 and I just think Obama threatening to send arms to Ukraine is about the most stupid thing I ever heard!!!

Does anyone have any sensible ideas as how this can be sorted out? Apparently no one expects the latest treaty to work, but what will? Obviously no one wants to go with to war with Russia!!!

Please put my mind at rest.

Danny xxx

Topic Recommended Read
Posted 08 Feb 2015 06:57

Oh, Derek, it's not just that. Whenever I try writing a sex story it turns into a science fiction fantasy story with a bit of rumpy-pumpy in the middle. People don't want to read that.

I blame Terry Pratchett. I should never have read all those Discworld novels. Though I must admit, they were rather fun.

I think you would have a lot of readers. You're clearly very eloquent and I think a sexy science fiction scenario would be very readable. I think you should go for it!

Topic Poetically incorrect
Posted 07 Feb 2015 22:34

Hey! This is a known issue. I understand that for this specific issue, we will not reject your poem Hugs

Topic Become a man?
Posted 07 Feb 2015 03:27

I would totally be up for this! I'm glad you said a week, cos a day wouldn't be long enough!