Forum posts made by charley

Topic A new challenge to authors!
Posted 11 Nov 2009 03:05

There was a young lady from Ealing,
who had a peculiar feeling,
she laid on her back,
and openned her crack,
and pissed all over the ceiling

Topic Happy birthday Charley
Posted 11 Nov 2009 02:57

Thanks to everyone that wished me a happy birthday, yesterday. I'm touched by your kindness; it's helping me get through this mother of a hangover I'm now suffering. Charley xxx

Topic South African Rape Corrections
Posted 11 Nov 2009 02:53

This coming from someone who lived in Peckham, has to be taken quite seriously

It all starts to make sense now - DBarclay = DB = Del Boy. "He who dares..."

Topic South African Rape Corrections
Posted 10 Nov 2009 00:53

I don't think that the giraffe is that big, I could very well be wrong. However I think it's just perspective, the car is farther away than the giraffe. Although I could be mistaken.

I was only kidding about the giraffe; I know they are not that big really. Cheers, Charley

Topic What are you listening to right now?
Posted 09 Nov 2009 16:29

The Joker and the Thief - Wolfmother

Topic Scared about anal sex!!
Posted 09 Nov 2009 16:23

I've given anal sex to partners a few times, but only when they've specifically asked me to. On the whole, it's not something I'm that bothered with (I find it painful to give - rips foreskin), so it's not a thing that I'd ask a woman for. My only advice is do it only if you feel comfortable with it (don't be pressured), and yes use lots of lube.

If you decide you don't want it, then one thing you could say is "How about you let me get a strap-on and do you first?" That would certainly put me off.

Anal always reminds me of the old joke:

What's the difference between oral sex and anal sex?

Answer: Oral sex will make your day, but anal sex will make your hole week.

Cx

Topic South African Rape Corrections
Posted 08 Nov 2009 09:20

Lois, please don't be upset, or mad. I'm not attacking South Africa (in fact I have several very good South Africian friends - albeit ones that moved to the UK because they feared for their safety in SA) - and if you look further up this thread, you'll see I was actually defending the country's culture. I'm certain the country and the people have much to be commended. And what fantastic wildlife, too. Although, I have to say, that giraffe is fucking huge ... look, that car only comes up to its knees.

Topic South African Rape Corrections
Posted 08 Nov 2009 08:40

I quite agree that stats do not a country make, Lois. But they are an indicator. C.

Topic How silly of me
Posted 08 Nov 2009 07:03

Other than a lack of time or inclination, I cannot say that there's been any particular reason why I've not finished a story. Sometimes I can't stop tweaking a story until I'm absolutely happy with it, but I usually set myself a deadline for that, and then amend it after posting if it's really necessary.

As for picking names for characters, I just use those that I like. C.

Topic South African Rape Corrections
Posted 08 Nov 2009 02:59

To put these statistics in perspective, they correlate to:

Rape

South Africa - 1 person in every 837 is raped
Australia - 1 person in every 1,287 is raped
Canada - 1 person in every 1,364 is raped
USA - 1 person in every 3,322 is raped
New Zealand - 1 person in every 4,695 is raped
UK - 1 person in every 7,042 is raped

Murder

South Africa - 1 person in every 2,016 is murdered
USA - 1 person in every 23,809 is murdered
Australia - 1 person in every 66,667 is murdered
Canada -1 person in every 71,429 is murdered
UK - 1 person in every 71,123 is murdered
New Zealand - 1 person in every 90,090 is murdered

I've only picked out here those countries that the majority of Lush readers reside in. And of course, these stats are based only on what has been reported to authorities, so they are not going to be toally accurate.

Topic South African Rape Corrections
Posted 07 Nov 2009 06:26

The official statistics do support DB's contention that South Africa is an extremely dangerous place:

Rapes (per capita)

# 1 South Africa: 1.19538 per 1,000 people
# 2 Seychelles: 0.788294 per 1,000 people
# 3 Australia: 0.777999 per 1,000 people
# 4 Montserrat: 0.749384 per 1,000 people
# 5 Canada: 0.733089 per 1,000 people
# 6 Jamaica: 0.476608 per 1,000 people
# 7 Zimbabwe: 0.457775 per 1,000 people
# 8 Dominica: 0.34768 per 1,000 people
# 9 United States: 0.301318 per 1,000 people
# 10 Iceland: 0.246009 per 1,000 people
# 11 Papua New Guinea: 0.233544 per 1,000 people
# 12 New Zealand: 0.213383 per 1,000 people
# 13 United Kingdom: 0.142172 per 1,000 people
# 14 Spain: 0.140403 per 1,000 people
# 15 France: 0.139442 per 1,000 people
# 16 Korea, South: 0.12621 per 1,000 people
# 17 Mexico: 0.122981 per 1,000 people
# 18 Norway: 0.120836 per 1,000 people
# 19 Costa Rica: 0.118277 per 1,000 people
# 20 Venezuela: 0.115507 per 1,000 people

Surprising to Australia in third, and Canada in fifth.

Murders (per capita)

# 1 Colombia: 0.617847 per 1,000 people
# 2 South Africa: 0.496008 per 1,000 people
# 3 Jamaica: 0.324196 per 1,000 people
# 4 Venezuela: 0.316138 per 1,000 people
# 5 Russia: 0.201534 per 1,000 people
# 6 Mexico: 0.130213 per 1,000 people
# 7 Estonia: 0.107277 per 1,000 people
# 8 Latvia: 0.10393 per 1,000 people
# 9 Lithuania: 0.102863 per 1,000 people
# 10 Belarus: 0.0983495 per 1,000 people
# 11 Ukraine: 0.094006 per 1,000 people
# 12 Papua New Guinea: 0.0838593 per 1,000 people
# 13 Kyrgyzstan: 0.0802565 per 1,000 people
# 14 Thailand: 0.0800798 per 1,000 people
# 15 Moldova: 0.0781145 per 1,000 people
# 16 Zimbabwe: 0.0749938 per 1,000 people
# 17 Seychelles: 0.0739025 per 1,000 people
# 18 Zambia: 0.070769 per 1,000 people
# 19 Costa Rica: 0.061006 per 1,000 people
# 20 Poland: 0.0562789 per 1,000 people
# 21 Georgia: 0.0511011 per 1,000 people
# 22 Uruguay: 0.045082 per 1,000 people
# 23 Bulgaria: 0.0445638 per 1,000 people
# 24 United States: 0.042802 per 1,000 people
# 25 Armenia: 0.0425746 per 1,000 people
# 26 India: 0.0344083 per 1,000 people
# 27 Yemen: 0.0336276 per 1,000 people
# 28 Dominica: 0.0289733 per 1,000 people
# 29 Azerbaijan: 0.0285642 per 1,000 people
# 30 Finland: 0.0283362 per 1,000 people

Topic Your Theme Song
Posted 07 Nov 2009 04:51

"The Man Who Sold the World" - Bowie.

Topic Gals: Would you like stories read to you in a British voice?
Posted 07 Nov 2009 03:59

Is it cut-glass, old boy? Lwinking

Topic South African Rape Corrections
Posted 07 Nov 2009 03:35

Charly, I didn't do what you mentioned. I did say "some" places of Africa are modern and "some" other places are not.

How is that a sweeping generalization of an entire people or culture?

My point was that education would stop the act of raping to cure aids. Rape for sexual urge or compulsion would still be around and it is in every corner of the planet. However, rape to cure aids is pretty unique to some areas of the planet which are stuck years in the past and haven't caught up to modern times.

Race is irrelevant and had nothing to do with my comments.

Primal, From your original post, where you say "...lots of places over there are 1000 years behind us in the evolution and growth of civilization," it does seem to me that you are making a generalisation about a type of culture. Later, you clearly say "...look at Afghanistan they are also stuck 1000 years behind the rest of us." Isn't it a sweeping statement to refer to a whole country like that? Are there not so-called honour killings on the streets of the UK and US?

It would have been perfectly reasonable for you to say that some of the people of these countries need better education (just as is the case in most countries), but I don't think it's reasonable to suggest that a "civilisation" is less advanced, just because it differs from our own.

Also, I think TheChrisJ's post hits the nail on the head, when he points out the error of grouping a culture's religious acts with abhorrent crimes (those crimes may well be because of a lack of education, or just because there are nasty people that will take what they want, and use any excuse to justify it). What I'm saying is that it's a mistake to pin it all on a culture.

I've neither the time nor inclination to get into a long, heated, philosophical debate with you Primal, because I doubt that my observations will alter your perspective anyway. And, indeed, you are entitled to hold your opinion. However, I hope at least that you've been able to grasp my point; if not, then my apologies for not being able to make it in such a way that you can understand.

If you do have a mind that's open to learning more, then may I suggest that you take a trip to your local bookseller, where you'll find a wealth of material on Cultural Relativism. C.

Topic Runners and riders
Posted 07 Nov 2009 02:42

And LushPrincess storms across the finish line, with nobody else in site ... :-" :-" she's a massive 1400 clicks ahead of Gailxxx in second, with Charley coming in third.

Here are the top 20 results:

1. LushPrincess - by around 1400 clicks over
2. Gailxxx - by around 500 clicks over
3. Charley - by around 300 clicks over
4. Reeb - by around 400 clicks over
5. Trinity
6. Katalyst
7. Katie1984
8. Cougartalk
9. Sunshine22345
10. Vampchick
11. Curtis76
12. Rileysmily
13. Tangerinesky
14. MistressMelli
15. Catnip
16. CONDORMAN
17. Sarahhbabeez
18. Beckey
19. Trios
20. Freelancer

A full listing is at: http://www.lushstories.com/leaderboard.aspx?page=1

Don't forget to join us next year, race fans.

Topic Word association game
Posted 07 Nov 2009 02:31

Vodka

Topic The Attention Whore winner is....
Posted 07 Nov 2009 02:23

Congratulations Mara (LushPrincess) on a well deserved win. I tried my best to catch you, but I guess in the end a beautiful bum will always beat a pretty face. Plus, you timed the release of your great stories perfectly.

As for the top 20, Condorman, as of November 6th when the competition closed, they were:

1. LushPrincess - by around 1400 clicks over
2. Gailxxx - by around 500 clicks over
3. Charley - by around 300 clicks over
4. Reeb - by around 400 clicks over
5. Trinity

It was then all pretty close between:

6. Katalyst
7. Katie1984
8. Cougartalk
9. Sunshine22345
10. Vampchick
11. Curtis76
12. Rileysmily
13. Tangerinesky
14. MistressMelli
15. Catnip
16. CONDORMAN
17. Sarahhbabeez
18. Beckey
19. Trios
20. Freelancer

Yes, Lydia, you did indeed come in 21st.

I think it's been great fun, so thanks to Nicola and the team for making it happen.

C.

P.S. I'm off to sulk now, because I didn't win.

Topic South African Rape Corrections
Posted 06 Nov 2009 16:47

The problem is ignorance, a total lack of education. Parts of Africa are modern but lots of places over there are 1000 years behind us in the evolution and growth of civilization.

Oh, yes, the Western world is at the pinnacle of civilization! How can you say this, when atrocities occur in the homes and on the streets of America and Europe every hour, of every day? That's right here, in the so called educated, civilized world. Let's all give ourselves a big pat on the back.



I don't get what your point is? What I said is the truth, some areas of this planet are desperately stuck in the dark ages. Yes, crime is human nature but you can't ignore archaic beliefs and motives. Do you think raping women to turn them straight or raping little girls to cure aids is not the result of a stunted culture stuck lagging behind?

What about sacrificing cows?

Female genital mutilation?

Witch doctors?

And its not only parts of Africa, look at Afghanistan they are also stuck 1000 years behind the rest of us.

Honor killings, no rights for women, murder of gay people, and so on.

To change medieval beliefs you have to educate and that takes multiple generations of educated individuals.

One of several points I was making was that you are trying to map your Western world view onto an alien culture, something that, philosophically, is extremely difficult to do. People of the countries you mention (and others that you'd probably consider backward) might well look at our culture and see it as corrupt and immoral. My other point is simply that we in the West can't congratulate ourselves too much on our so called cilivisation - how many rapes and murders took place in your city today? Are these rapes and murders the result of a "stunted" Western culture?

Do not think (or imply) that I'm endorsing the behaviour of the people that commit the terrible acts outlined (whether they be in Africa, America or anywhere), because clearly I am not. What I'm saying to you, is be very careful about making sweeping statements about whether a culture is advanced or not, because generalising statements about a people or culture is the basis of racism. Hope that is clear enough for you now. C.

Topic Word association game
Posted 06 Nov 2009 16:18

Oil

Topic Answer With A Song
Posted 06 Nov 2009 09:42

I don't know, because "I feel fine" - Beatles.

What's bringing you down?

Topic Frustrated over Editors.
Posted 06 Nov 2009 09:35

Glad it all worked out for you, Cat. Cx

Topic Word association game
Posted 06 Nov 2009 09:34

Fort

Topic Runners and riders
Posted 06 Nov 2009 09:29

And, the crowds are gathering for the official verdict. Odds on favourite LushPrincess looks like a certain winner, but will it be a photo finish for the minor placings? We'll bring you the results as they come in ...

Topic South African Rape Corrections
Posted 06 Nov 2009 07:04

The problem is ignorance, a total lack of education. Parts of Africa are modern but lots of places over there are 1000 years behind us in the evolution and growth of civilization.

Oh, yes, the Western world is at the pinnacle of civilization! How can you say this, when atrocities occur in the homes and on the streets of America and Europe every hour, of every day? That's right here, in the so called educated, civilized world. Let's all give ourselves a big pat on the back.

Topic Word association game
Posted 06 Nov 2009 06:49

Lies

Topic Word association game
Posted 06 Nov 2009 04:48

Value

Topic Word association game
Posted 06 Nov 2009 02:52

Learning

Topic Quote-U-Like
Posted 06 Nov 2009 02:05

"Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair." - William Blake

Topic Answer With A Song
Posted 06 Nov 2009 01:28

"How can I tell you" - Cat Stevens

What have you been eating?

Topic Word association game
Posted 06 Nov 2009 01:16

Drip