Forum posts made by daniellex

Topic Post a random fact
Posted 05 Jun 2015 12:52

The horse is responsible for more human deaths than any other animal, land or sea.


I think you'll find the mosquito has that particular statistic nailed by a mile!

Topic First time strap-on lesbians
Posted 05 Jun 2015 12:45

I'm not a major fan of toys in girl girl porn, but I find strap-ons a real turn on!

D x

Topic Girls, what color panties are you wearing today?
Posted 05 Jun 2015 11:53

I had on white panties this morning, but have spent all afternoon commando in my red soccer shorts

D x

Topic Sexualization of Young Women
Posted 05 Jun 2015 08:25

I'm curious what sorts of draconian measures you suggest. Do you suggest harsher treatment? Increasing prison sentences won't work unless they are locked up in perpetuity. Given recidivism is less than 20% this seems a little harsh. Rehabilitation programs in a jurisdiction in Australia reduce reoffending to about 10% which is a substantial reduction but obviously not enough (these figures are overall for sex offenders, I wouldn't be surprised if the success rates are less for crimes against children). I'd suggest that sentences should be increased simply so that they have enough time to complete rehabilitation programs, undergo detailed subsequent monitoring programs (and not the naming and shaming type that is often suggested and merely puts offenders on the defensive where they're more likely to try to justify their behaviour) and in extreme cases chemical castration (quite a few offenders would actually choose this approach though it shouldn't always be their choice). All this requires resources. Unfortunately people don't like to see sex offenders given help and resources because their crimes are seen as the worst possible, and so they prefer to see retribution even if it is demonstrably less effective. Myself, I see them differently. These offenders are wired wrong, often because they themselves have been abused and so I find it difficult to condemn them forever. I can't help but see them as children themselves getting screwed up by some fucked up adult who themselves was once a child...

I mean very long prison sentences. Perpetrators may or may not have been victims, but there is such a thing as choice. If people are wired wrong then they should seek help. The bottom line is that we need to protect children. If that means locking people up, then that's it.

D x

Topic Sexualization of Young Women
Posted 04 Jun 2015 12:00

I think a lot of this is a reaction to the perceived threat from child abusers. I don't see how you can 'sexualize' a six year old by putting them in a two piece swim suit. My Mum dressed me in onesie swimsuits and two pieces when I was a little girl.

Britain unfortunately has a very odd 'relationship' with children that you don't see in Europe.

There is a clearly an ongoing problem with men who have an unnatural interest in children. This problem is compounded by an ineffective judicial response. When the government chooses to mete out the necessary Draconian measures on child abusers, I believe the public will have a more confident attitude to children and such nonsense as suggested in the OP (not a criticism of the poster) should go away with time.

My 2 cents

Danielle xx

Topic If Jurassic Park came true
Posted 04 Jun 2015 09:10

If they actually managed to clone prehistoric DNA, leading to dinosaurs running amok, what would you do?

D x

Topic Who would like $250 for a 3,500 word story?
Posted 03 Jun 2015 14:27

I am so going for this! I have a really good story up my sleeve! bootyshake

Danielle xxx

Topic Mr Norrel and Jonathan Strange
Posted 03 Jun 2015 14:23

Is anyone else watching this brilliant series on Sunday nights? highlight of my week and Charlotte Riley is super sexy!

Topic How to speed up my metabolism?
Posted 03 Jun 2015 14:17

Vigorous exercise. If you're out of shape then power walking. If you're already fit, then running interspersed with sprints will get your engine into fifth gear.

Cut out refined carbs completely and eat more protein. Don't mix potatoes with meat.

Danielle x

Topic If aliens came to our planet...
Posted 03 Jun 2015 14:13

It would be funny if they arrived in the middle of the International Lesbian Wrestling In Oil Championships!

Topic Describe yourself in one word
Posted 02 Jun 2015 14:30

Boobilicious! Embarassed

Topic What's Your Greatest Fear In Life?
Posted 02 Jun 2015 14:27

The large hadron collider creating a quantum singularity and sucking us all up our own bottoms!

Topic What are your erotica pet peeves?
Posted 01 Jun 2015 14:01

'Cumming' winds me up. Cum as a noun yes, but the verb should be coming.

Danielle x

Topic The Quality of Stories and Poems
Posted 29 May 2015 04:22

My question was purely hypothetical, and based on the scientific premise that you try to prove that something is not true, a line of enquiry that is not widely understood by non scientists. The discussion has been very interesting, and mainly serious, and of a quality that was not always true of my tutorials. The responses, I believe, show that Lush has just about got it right, thanks in no small way to the moderators.

I understand that your post was purely hypothetical and approached it as such. I don't think you need to apologize, as it's purely valid debate.

Danielle x

Topic If aliens came to our planet...
Posted 26 May 2015 22:18

I like the idea of a sexy time traveller who is involved in all kinds of temporal anomalies. Has given me ideas :)

Topic How do I attract a female audience?
Posted 26 May 2015 11:54

It's all pretty patronising that we are so shallow that we can't enjoy any genre, if it's well written.

I know we're meant to want to read about white horses and sex on the beach, but if you look at the breadth of the genres that some of us write, you get a very broad cross-section of comments and followers. It's not something that I'd write about but some of the gay male stories that I moderate are very enjoyable and well-written!

Actually mad now cussing

*stomps off*

Topic Summer Sex!
Posted 26 May 2015 06:23

What's the deadline for this? I'll probably give it a go! :)

Danielle xx

Topic How do I attract a female audience?
Posted 24 May 2015 23:54

This has gotten a little off track. here's my advice for writers. write like yourself and FOR yourself. don't try to write for an audience, don't try to write like someone whose work you admire. write what comes naturally. sure, take chances, experiment with styles, etc, but always be true to yourself - the longer i do this, the more i realize that, if i am not telling a story that i enjoy no one else is going to enjoy it either.

This. You just have to write and write some more. Practice and experimentation will pile up the armoury of writing styles available to you. If it's a good story it shouldn't matter about the gender of the reader. Obviously certain genres will appeal to different tastes, whether girl or boy.

Danielle x

Topic The Quality of Stories and Poems
Posted 24 May 2015 23:24

As a scientist I have been wondering about how one might measure the quality of a story or poem.

There seem to be only four criteria:
1. Number of reads - quantitative
2. Number of scores - quantitative
3. Average score - quantitative
4. Comments - qualitative

To maintain the high quality of Lush, it might be that stories and poems should be removed after a decent interval of time, say 9 months if they failed any of these criteria:
1. Fewer than 3,000 reads for a story or 100 reads for a poem
2. Fewer than 30 scores for a story or 10 scores for a poem
3. Average score below 4

Another suggestion could be that there should be two ways of scoring each story or poem:
1. Quality of the writing
2. Level of eroticism

I realise that if a quality control system were imposed most of my stories and poems would be removed, which might be a reflection of their quality, but I would still be interested in other authors views on this topic.

I think you over-looking some confounding variables in your assessment of the erotic story.

The number of reads is not associated with the quality of a story as such, in an isolated sense. It is associated with the popularity of (i) the author and (ii) the popularity of the genre.

The number of scores is probably correlated to the number of reads, but I have no data on that.

The average score is a good measure, but can be biased by 'forced comments.' Forcing a comment deters trolls and mean people, who are less likely to score low if they have to justify it with a comment.

I agree that Comments are a good measure but difficult to quantify. Maybe you could agree on a selection of key words and rank the words.

Using your second scenario, there are more problems:

How do you measure quality of writing? This has a very high, though not entirely subjective element.

Level eroticism. I don't know how you would measure this, since what some people find erotic, others find a turn off.


Topic What's for dinner tonight?
Posted 24 May 2015 07:53

I'm doing Aberdeen Angus burgers from Waitrose.

I'm going to grill them with sliced red onions and then put inside slightly warmed sesame seed rolls.

I add the slices of red onion on the grill for a few minutes when the burgers are nearly done and it makes them nice and soft.

I'll serve them with a side salad of sliced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, avocado and a tiny drizzle of green Tabasco.

Very nice

Danny x

Topic Eurovision Song Contest
Posted 24 May 2015 00:44

I thought Russia were robbed. Clearly the best song, but got voted down for political reasons. Voting was a disaster. Portugal, Estonia and Georgia had to come back at the end of the show, cos their string and tin can failed (only funny thing that voice over man said.) England came nowhere - AGAIN! What I don't get, is that Britain is overflowing with talented singers/groups. Why not send Adele?!

Laura says we deliberately lose cos we can't afford to host it.

Graham Norton was clearly not interested this year. He had no knowledge of geography and kept saying stupid things.

Danny x

Topic If aliens came to our planet...
Posted 23 May 2015 11:31

@Danielle- Actually, what the fossilized evidence shows is that we are descended from "Neanderthal man" the "missing link" between "Neanderthal man" and the apes that Darwin theorizes we AND Neanderthal are BOTH descended from has never been found. That leaves TWO possibilities.

One is as simple as no such fossils having been found BUT Darwin is 100 % correct.

The OTHER possibility is that Neanderthal man was BROUGHT to this planet due to something having resulted in them BEING hostile and overly aggressive and the "aliens" who left them returning from time to time to check on their "experiment". Which would account for a great deal! To include those constructs at Giza that modern builders who work with massive stone construction have stated could NOT be built within the 25-30 year time frame those supposedly were if we were to employ modern quarrying methods and transport to do so.

You weren't know this, but I'm quite well read on anthropology. We ain't descended from Neanderthals.

"Neanderthals are the extinct hominid group most closely related to contemporary humans, so their genome offers a unique opportunity to identify genetic changes specific to anatomically fully modern humans. We have identified a 38,000-year-old Neanderthal fossil that is exceptionally free of contamination from modern human DNA. Direct high-throughput sequencing of a DNA extract from this fossil has thus far yielded over one million base pairs of hominoid nuclear DNA sequences. Comparison with the human and chimpanzee genomes reveals that modern human and Neanderthal DNA sequences diverged on average about 500,000 years ago . Existing technology and fossil resources are now sufficient to initiate a Neanderthal genome-sequencing effort."

Nature 444, 330-336 (16 November 2006) Richard E Green et al


"The taxonomic status of Neanderthals lies at the center of the modern human origins debate. Proponents of the single-origin model often view this group as a distinct species with little or no contribution to the evolution of modern humans. Adherents to the regional continuity model consider Neanderthals a subspecies or population of Homo sapiens, which contributed significantly to the evolution of early modern Europeans."

PNAS vol. 101 no. 5 (6 January 2004) Katerina Harvati

Topic If aliens came to our planet...
Posted 23 May 2015 02:17

We all have our own beliefs regarding a great many things. You're entitled to yours, but some of us think that given infinite possibility and probability it's highly unlikely that we are the only intelligent beings in existence. AND, given that there has never been any proof that the "missing link" ever did exist... it's equally POSSIBLE that our original forebears were the Neanderthals. Nor, can we even be CERTAIN that this is the FIRST advanced society to ever have existed on THIS planet. Ice ages and other natural cataclysms (magnetic pole shifts, continental rising and sinking, comet hits that have produced "nuclear winter like" conditions just to name a few possibilities) could easily have eradicated previous societies and left little evidence of their existence.

Fossil evidence shows that we and Neanderthals are species with the same common ancestor. What's that got to do with aliens?

You might find this interesting... Fermi Paradox

You WOULD BE correct BUT the star the Aborrigines were speaking of is CERES, NOT Sirius

To be fair, you did say Sirius, which is the dog star. Ceres is an asteroid.

D x

Topic Eurovision Song Contest
Posted 23 May 2015 00:42

Eurovision means a party in my house! Never miss it! I like the Russian entry.

Was hoping to hear an entry from Czech Republic, but they lost in the semi finals crybaby

Danny x

Topic If aliens came to our planet...
Posted 22 May 2015 13:36

Since we have viewed all the planets in our solar system and found no life, the closest solar system to ours is like a thousand light years away . I highly doubt if they traveled that far, they would want to turn around and go home. So I guess I would think our government would have a contingency plan to deal with extraterrestrial illegal aliens.

On the other hand, we are not able to handle the alien problem we already have. If we can't secure our borders from a bunch of kids crossing, how would we deal with an advanced civilization? I've got a feeling they won't want to pick in the fields.

It's a lot nearer than that. The nearest star to our sun is Proxima Centauri, which is a mere 4.3 light years away. Even so, the fastest speed that man has achieved is escape velocity, which is about 7 miles per second. Assuming we could sustain that velocity (would take a lot of fuel) it would take 260,000 years to reach Proxima Centauri and that's like the corner shop in astronomical terms xx

Topic If aliens came to our planet...
Posted 22 May 2015 13:26

The question should be... why haven't we been visited by aliens? The fact is, even assuming that travelling interstellar distances is even possible, which as far as we know it isn't, we will never know if there aliens out there or not. That's quite a thought, but consider this:

If there's life elsewhere in the universe, it's probably a squidgy thing on planet Zog not a highly functioning, technologically advanced civilization like our own.

Given the vastness of the universe, it seems statistically likely that there should have been circumstances that have allowed life to evolve, but the Earth is in the Goldilocks zone. All the factors that had to happen to make us, are vanishingly small. It is a miracle that we're here.

D x

Topic Big bust up over 'gay cake' Who do you think is right?
Posted 22 May 2015 13:16

I think if I lived close to that bakery I would go and order a cake for a gay Christening just to see what happens.

You know what... I believe you would! kickbutt

Topic Big bust up over 'gay cake' Who do you think is right?
Posted 22 May 2015 13:07

Just bumping this cos the ruling from the courts came this week. The judge fined the bakery £500 because they unlawfully discriminated against the sexual orientation of the gay couple.

The bakery has said it will now only do birthday and Christening cakes

The full case and the ruling can be read here anyone for cake?

D x

Topic Why is the universe so big?
Posted 20 May 2015 09:12

Yes. Hooke's contribution to science at the time was staggering, and some would say of an equal to newtons. Newton was mathematically Hooke's superior, and Hooke was the far better experimenter. Some say because the spent so much time experimenting he didn't develop individual ideas in enough detail, he was apparently an adept mathematician, but probably not to Newtons level. It's just a pity that he was outlived by Newton because with Newtons presidency of the Royal Society Hooke's level of contribution he seemed to be actively written out of history.

It's certainly a long bow to say that Newton is the smartest man that existed. Many people, even at the same time, were similarly brilliant mathematicians and it wouldn't have been long before someone else came up with a mathematical description of the inverse square law of gravitation because it was supposed that it acted in such a manner, but no one had worked out the details yet.

On the question, Why is the universe so big.... Why not.

It may well be a truism, for life of sufficient complexity to develop the laws of the universe, and the length of time needed to elapse, need to be such that the question 'Why is the universe so big?' can't be asked until the universe is so big.

Newton was a flawed genius. He was amazingly arrogant and had no time for anyone except for those who had earned his respect, e.g. Halley and Wren. Hooke was a great scientist but for whatever reason Newton refused to recognize him which meant he was effectively air brushed from history. However Newton was brilliant and clever in ways it's almost impossible to comprehend.

sorry about the double post.