Forum posts made by frank_lee

Topic A new ebook?
Posted 24 Feb 2015 05:33

What I want to know is, was I right about the Abraham Lincoln thing? Think

An explicit photo, finally proving once and for all whether or not the Abraham Lincoln birthmark rumor is true, will appear on the rear cover.

Topic NOT an official stance, but... prospective poets, please read.
Posted 23 Feb 2015 09:23

As a few have mentioned, this has drawn too much heat, unnecessarily.

We are going to change the site set up, so that stories only, will be loaded by default on the front page (this is a story site, the bias is being taken away, and that's not ok). Poems will have their own separate tab, so that those who wish to read only poetry, can click the link.

Members will be able to (coding time permitting) choose in their settings, which loads by default on the main page.

I can't think of a better solution. I do enjoy reading quality poetry, however there has to be a balance.

This seems as good a solution as could be had to a problem that seems to be blown out of proportion in Olympian quantities.

Topic A new ebook?
Posted 22 Feb 2015 19:46

How would that be fun (for me)?. evil4

Because it's....I dunno. I got nothin'.

Topic A new ebook?
Posted 22 Feb 2015 15:09

Funny, last time i tried that she lost three days... :-"

Can't you just flog people nicely?

Topic A new ebook?
Posted 22 Feb 2015 14:48


Maybe if you offer to flog the blonde one she'll work faster lol

Topic A new ebook?
Posted 22 Feb 2015 12:01

Our own Dancing Doll is presently slaving away at the cover of Roll the Die. It's going to feature a sweetly redesigned logo courtesy of Ms Liz. The packaging is gonna be hot, but the story's even hotter.

Topic A new ebook?
Posted 22 Feb 2015 11:56

About time! am i in it? bunny

You're in ALL the books laughing6

Topic A new ebook?
Posted 22 Feb 2015 07:02

Ding ding ding! Yes! Ms Delphi has written an incredibly steamy love story, and it's going to be the next LP ebook coming out in just a few short weeks. Good thinking, She. Of course she can't be on her own friends' list. lol

Topic what are you drinking?
Posted 21 Feb 2015 18:44

definitely not enough

Topic A new ebook?
Posted 21 Feb 2015 17:23

All very likely candidates. according to what I heard

Topic A new ebook?
Posted 21 Feb 2015 17:12

That's no help, Frank. It's hidden, but I bet they follow you!!

fish dog

Hmmmmm...clever lady. Regaeman Man

Topic A new ebook?
Posted 21 Feb 2015 16:56

Interesting logic, but I'm afraid you've got the wrong gender. Um...according to the rumor, of course. :-)

So while she might not be on Delphi's friends' list, she is on mine, as it happens.

Topic A new ebook?
Posted 21 Feb 2015 09:01

Hmmm...interesting guess. But I don't think so. At least not according to the rumor I heard. Ok, here's a's not anyone on your friends' list.

Topic A new ebook?
Posted 20 Feb 2015 06:22

Liz is anything but lazy! And I'm sure I have no knowledge of any birthmarks resembling Abraham Lincoln. Maybe this mysterious person sat on a penny.

Oh yeah....sprite? Get busy writing, please. glasses8

Topic A new ebook?
Posted 19 Feb 2015 20:50

The particular rumor I happened to hear was that it's supposedly a story by a single author. Like one of the mods here on Lush or something like that. I dunno. Just a rumor or whatever. What else are you supposed to do when you hear a rumor? You run around and spread it as far as you can, right?

Topic A new ebook?
Posted 19 Feb 2015 19:20

So there's this rumor I heard that Lush Publishing is ramping up again and getting ready to publish a new ebook. I heard it could be coming out next month sometime.

Topic How To Win An EP By Accident... (A lecture on writing poetry...)
Posted 26 Jan 2015 18:18

I ALWAYS thought my 'A SEXUAL AWAKENING' series deserved an RR at LEAST!!!

(NO accounting for TASTE!!!)

xx SF

This is your best. And to be honest, for my money, it's ten times better than Leningrad. Pretty blue thumb, no EP, which it deserves. This is poetry.

Topic How To Win An EP By Accident... (A lecture on writing poetry...)
Posted 26 Jan 2015 15:41

It seems way too good to be true. To win an EP by accident? I find impossible to get even an RR. Granted I don't write poetry except the two I have posted, but still, sounds way too good to be true. The mods seems rather stingy about giving them out to whom don't already have a bunch. Is it easier to actually win an EP overall? Either way, I don't buy it. I'm sure it'll work for someone else though. I'd like to know how to get an RR by accident or just how to get one the normal way. After that, maybe I'll worry about an EP.

As principessa said, it's just Stephanie's way of saying he's surprised and showing his appreciation over the award. But kind of is an accident. Always. RRs, EPs, prizes, always boils down to the same thing: catching the right mod/editor at the right time in the right mood with the right thing. That's as magical as it gets. Of course, accidents like this are much likelier to happen when a writer has done a certain amount of tedious homework. Stephanie is being very self deprecating about his writing, and yeah, Leningrad's structure is all over the place and even random through most of it. But it won an award because it's got "that thing" that rises above technical shit that means very little in the long run. Stephanie may be a lazy poet, as I am too, but he has a keen ear for the inherent cadence of the English language. Maybe it doesn't hurt to come from a place where people like James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Yeats, et al, are the major rock stars. The other thing principessa said that pretty much nails everything anyone needs to know about writing is that if you sit down consciously to write something award winning it's probably not gonna happen. It happens when you forget all the peripheral bullshit and just focus on the story, the characters, the heart, the music of the language...poetry or prose. So yeah, it pretty much does happen by accident...and it happens when you're paying attention to something else.

Posted 15 Jan 2015 07:58

Hey Buz...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! And wishing you the best.

Hey, aren't you still hung over from New Years?

Topic Question regarding the compound sentence
Posted 11 Jan 2015 19:46

I hate writing anyway. It reminds me of homework.

Me, too! Writing sucks!

Topic Question regarding the compound sentence
Posted 11 Jan 2015 17:57

I'm going to need to do some extra research on this. I can't say I ever came across this example before.

See, I don't see brown and leather as the same thing, grammatically. Brown is simply describing the sofa in terms of its colour. Like Hereford I don't see leather as a description but an intrinsic part of the sofa. I guess we could go round in circles but I'll defer to your wisdom :)

Danny x

Now I feel bad. The thing that's too easy to forget in conversations like this is that being able to parse a sentence isn't even in the same league as making the language sing or reveal pictures or feelings that speak to a stranger. This is the kind of stuff that intimidates most people about writing.

Topic Question regarding the compound sentence
Posted 11 Jan 2015 11:42

I know you can go and find places on the internet where it says leather is an adjective, but I'm not convinced. Here's why:

According to the dictionaries I used for Uni, which is the great big Oxford dictionary in two volumes that weigh about 5kg each, leather can either be a substantive (which is a posh word for a noun) or a verb.

Nowhere does it say it's an adjective.

The way I see it, in the case of leather sofa or leather handbag leather is part of the essence of the thing. I get where people are coming from, so you start off with sofa, which is definitely a noun, so you're assuming that when you stick leather in the front it must be an adjective.

Imagine instead of a sofa it's a cow. What sort of cow? An Hereford cow. Hereford isn't an adjective is it. Leather is performing the same function grammatically as Hereford. A leather sofa is a sofa made of leather, a Hereford cow is a cow from Hereford.

I have always used the OED as well. Anyone who loves language owes it to themselves to drink straight from the fountain, as it were. And I couldn't agree more that Google is not the best way to confirm style/mechanics questions. The information is often in conflict, and sometimes just totally out of left field.

I just go by the books and style guides I use for teaching this material and also when I'm editing for ebook publishers. If you look at your two versions of the sentence - brown vs leather sofa - the grammatical function of brown and leather is the same. The only possible function either word is performing is to modify sofa. And yes, Hereford would be an adjective in that context.

The OED is amazing, and will give you the entire etymology of a given word, but it's still a dictionary and not a grammar guide.

Topic Question regarding the compound sentence
Posted 11 Jan 2015 08:27

Leather, as in "leather sofa" is most clearly an adjective. Yes, it does say what the sofa is just as "hot coffee" says what the coffee is. Words routinely change forms according to the context in which they're used.

The original sentence is a run-on. It's three perfectly good statements separated by semicolons which should be changed to periods.

Topic what are you drinking?
Posted 10 Jan 2015 22:52

not enough

Topic Come, Cum, Cummed, Came?
Posted 29 Oct 2014 19:28

I never knew this. Thanks for sharing!

I use come as a verb, such as "I'm going to come." and cum as the noun, "His cum covered her tongue."
I don't think that I've ever used came or cummed, speaking of past actions, I usually find other words to describe it.

The intentional misspelling of come goes back to the seventies. It was used by pornographers for no other reason than to make the word as an idiom for orgasm seem that much dirtier and tawdrier. It works, for the most part. It's cum to be more and more common in usage, to the point where threads like this pop up where everyone asks each other what is the proper "grammar" behind the word. But there is no "official" grammatical usage of cum, even though cummed just does seem wrong because misspelling the word doesn't magically transform it into a regular verb. Of course it's used as a noun just as much, too.

Some writers and editors have this thing where one is supposed to be the verb form and the other, noun form. And I've seen educated, experienced professionals in the industry argue heatedly about it from either direction. But...the only real rule is what the writer determines. The only thing, really, is just to be consistent in how you use it. Until the MLA accepts the word into common usage and lays down "official" rules, it's open season. And if such a thing ever actually happens, the rules will likely be based on whatever the most common practices have been.

Topic What's your WIP (work in progress) about?
Posted 25 Oct 2014 18:11

Will it also feature a mysterious, beautiful, naked Amazon goddess riding in on a giant tabby cat to save the day when security tries to interfere?

Of course! Now you have to collaborate. Just what you needed :-)

Topic What's your WIP (work in progress) about?
Posted 24 Oct 2014 19:26

I'm working on one about a busload of nymphomaniac cheerleaders going on a field trip to Congress. When their GPS goes kaput, they navigate via the magnetic nipple piercings of the head cheerleader, whose constantly moving boobs keep them oriented on where true north lies. Warmth will be felt by all as true, lifelong friendships are forged when sympathetic nipple erections make pokies in their sports bras. The hallowed halls of the US Congress become a veritable treasure trove of boob wanks and blowjobs, engendering a whole new era of gentility and kindness in American politics. As the squad leave drooling, dazed politicians strewn across the Congress floor in their wake, Bunny (that's the head cheerleader with the magnetic nipple rivets) proclaims, "Our work is done here, girls. Today DC, tomorrow Beijing!" "Ewwwww," the ladies of the squad protest. "Don't those guys have little dicks over there?" "You're right!" chirps Bunny. "Fuck it. Let's go to Vegas!"

It's going to be a work of groundbreaking insight and sensitivity.

Topic Happy Birthday Delphi!
Posted 13 Oct 2014 13:23

Happy Birthday, baby. You're....(I'll tell you that part later, even though you probably already know what I'll say.) 2.jpg

Topic Crazy Writer Speaks!!!!!
Posted 28 Sep 2014 19:30

"writing IS NOT like DANCING... (You can dance BADLY and it still feels good...)"

Perfectly stated.

And yeah, Flann O'Brien was brilliant, but you can't compare him with Joyce because Joyce wasn't really a writer. He composed symphonies.

Posted 21 Sep 2014 15:14

Happy birthday sprite! Here's hoping this is the best birthday anyone could have. :-)