Forum posts made by curvygalore

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 19 May 2017 15:29

And look at that, someone has sent me a PM asking if I am Australian. That was always going to happen with any audio story I uploaded.

Heavens forfend!! I'll buy you that next shot of Old Charter as compensation, Laura!

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 18 May 2017 12:34

I did not know any of that. Thank you for sharing, now I need to go and read about her mother. I love finding out about strong women from a time when it was not easy and hardly popular or acceptable to be that. Unseemly is a word I have heard to describe "those women". Glad those days are over or are they? I wonder some days.

Great and inspiring ideas from everyone! :)

What you said about the context and attitudes of those times reminded me of a couple of quotes about Mary Wollstonecraft. Hope I'm not being a history bore!!

'But if a woman claimed prerogatives traditionally associated with men – political participation, education, civil rights – she found herself isolated... Her impropriety tainted her radical, feminist ideas, and to most of her contemporaries, Wollstonecraft’s life seemed to prove the wisdom of adhering to tradition: her rebellion against traditional strictures on women’s behaviour seemed only to lead to disgrace and death. For the overwhelming majority of women of the upper and middle classes, the price of Wollstonecraft’s independence seemed too high.’

And: 'Mary died just in time to avoid the ludicrous sight of her sex being hoisted on to a new and supremely uncomfortable pedestal... Ladies, though intellectually inferior, were morally superior... In effect, women with Mary’s breadth and experience and outspokenness were lacking in England throughout the hundred years that followed her death.'

Perhaps it would be appropriate to toast Miss Wollstonecraft with a glass of port or Madeira, if you have it, kind barkeep? If not a glass of red wine would do just as nicely! drunken

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 17 May 2017 15:27

I toyed with naming Shelley, but in truth I've only read "The Modern Prometheous."

Interestingly, in terms of famous women who happen to be women writers, I was going to mention her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft.

An extraordinary woman and a late 18th-century feminist who wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) amongst many other things.

Her fairly short life is so fascinating, that it's difficult to choose a short example. But maybe being so interested in the French Revolution (especially in terms of women's rights) that she decided to live in Paris during the thick of it might count as a good one!

Topic Which kind of Point of View would I need to use?
Posted 16 May 2017 15:01

When I got serious about writing, I read all of Elmore Leonard's Detroit novels at least twice (when he shifted to Florida his writing got a little stale). POV, pacing, dialogue, humor, the ability to nail the one perfect detail in a scene - that guy can do it all. Sad he is seen as "only" a genre writer. He transcends genre - a great American writer who IMHO changed American Literature, and for the better.

I couldn't agree more. Elmore Leonard's writing transcends genres. His dialogue and characterisation (plus all the rest of it) are awe-inspiring. He was also so darn good that it was easy for a reader to miss all that and just enjoy the moment he conjured up.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 16 May 2017 14:55

I've committed to a four part fantasy series about a girl in an arranged marriage. This is the sort of writing I cut my teeth on when I first started with erotica. Magical sex and kinda humans.

It's up now. And it got a RR. I couldn't be more pleased, because it's plot-heavy and sex light.

I have the whole plot planned on the back of an envelope. Scribbled it down in a burst of, "That would be fun to write."

I finished my Hannah. I think maybe a tea to follow?

Loved your story! Looking forward to the next bit; but unlike you and Hannah, I'm on the beer. *hic*

Topic Awesome Award 5/13/17: NaughtyAnnie
Posted 15 May 2017 13:29

Excellent choice for the Awesome Award, Rachel!!

Well deserved Annie!! hello1

Topic Would you date a garbage man?
Posted 12 May 2017 16:08

Can we look at this logically?

This. I nearly married a guy who late in the relationship told me he'd be bothered if I made more money than him. One boyfriend tried to talk me out of going to college, assuring me that he would take care of me. The only person I've ever been with that I didn't try to hide at least some of my intelligence from is my wife.

I may have just been unlucky, but intelligence and earning potential did not seem to be a turn-on for the men I've met.

Interestingly, a (male) neighbour made a comment to me only a year or so ago, along the lines of, "Men don't choose to date clever women."

I think he was referring to my (actually chosen) single status. I was just taken aback to be called clever!! evil4

Oh btw, any guy who even dreams of holding my hand must always keep his hand in a glove of vaseline so it's soft.

It must be because of ostrich feather mules you wear, along with the elaborately curled coiffure ... read2

Topic Ladies what do you think about my dick?
Posted 12 May 2017 14:41

Actually...just occurred to me.

I didn't click and the T-shirt is not an invitation to... anything.

I didn't click either, but I guess it's probably a willy. angel7

Your t-shirt made me giggle btw. Big Hugs

Topic Interacting with your audience
Posted 09 May 2017 13:41

I so appreciate it when people take the time not only to read one of my stories also but to post a comment. Like others have said on this thread, it seems only courteous to respond, and that interaction is so encouraging. As Hannah said, it makes Lush a community of writers, which is pretty cool.

I also enjoy talking about stories with authors by PM too, it's really good to discuss someone's creativity in depth which a more public forum doesn't necessarily allow for. I really like how we all encourage each other's writing. read2

Topic Big tick on my 'bucket list'
Posted 22 Apr 2017 14:43

My book just got featured on Read it

Woo hoo! Go Mags! coffee

Topic Votes only with comments - a polite request for your thoughts
Posted 18 Apr 2017 05:38

I'm not a fan of forced commenting. Sometimes I'll read an excellent story and write a comment immediately, then add a score afterwards (because comments don't refresh the entire page, but scores do). If my proposed score then pops up a box asking for a comment, well, I've already left one so I cancel the score: no point writing a second comment for the sake of it. Plus, I don't like the popup comments box as it's not very conducive to writing longer comments: you have to scroll too much to read it back.

My 2 cents

Yep, this says it for me too.

Topic Awesome Award 4/17/17: HeraTeleia
Posted 18 Apr 2017 05:16

I don't really know Jennifer, but I feel I do due to her constant, positive presence around the site and in the forums. This is so very well deserved. Many congratulations Jennifer and good call Rachel!!

hello1 love7 cheerleader

Topic Moderator of the Month, for March
Posted 17 Apr 2017 11:17

Congratulations, Sassy!

Pour Wine Big Hugs hello1

Topic A heartfelt Happy Birthday to Wilful please
Posted 12 Apr 2017 15:50

Happy Birthday!

occasion1 occasion4 occasion6

Topic Her Royal Awesomeness Award
Posted 11 Apr 2017 13:24

This is PERFECT!! Tailor-made for our Rachel!

hello1 occasion9 sunny 3601

Topic Share some of your stories - invitation to self-promote
Posted 10 Apr 2017 14:54

What a great thread Mike! I've really enjoyed reading it so thought I'd contribute.

1) The one you wish more people had seen.

I'm really proud of this one:
I took a real person who died by their own hand in 1821 and turned it into a vampire story, very much in the style of Sheridan LeFanu who wrote much later in the nineteenth century. I tried to take all the elements of early nineteenth century London, the details of the last year of Polidori's life and weave in that spooky Gothic feel of LeFanu. The character Marcella was named after LeFanu's vampire story Carmilla.

2) Character that you've written that you'd most like to spend a night with (or an hour, or whatever) if they were "real."

Oh dear god, none of them!! My characters spend enough time in my head without wanting to spend any more time with them when they're down on the page!

3) Most interesting female character.

Hm, that's a tricky one. Maybe the unusually liberated Mrs Rakesfield from:
Or the sweet and lubricious Betsy from:
Then there's the compelling vampire Marcella from:

4) Most interesting male character.

My favourite male characters are my both fictionalised real life people. Firstly, the hopelessly randy yet sympathetic Dr Simon Forman from: and
Then there's the young, brilliant and far too short-lived Dr John Polidori from: and

5) Story whose success surprised you.

All of 'em! I'm thrilled when anyone reads my stuff.

6) A story you were nervous about posting. How come?

I get myself in a right old twist about posting any story. I seem to be getting worse with each one.

7) your raunchiest story.

I don't really do raunch. That's why I'm thrilled when people read my stories! :)

8) your sappiest story

I don't so sappy either. But I think this is my most romantic one:

Topic Paris or Hollywood?
Posted 03 Apr 2017 14:57

Oooh!!! So exciting!

As for the setting, that entirely depends on the context of your story idea. Not that I'm fishing or anything... drunken

Topic Awesome Award 4/1/17: Cleo El Gato
Posted 01 Apr 2017 08:34

Watch out world!! cat

Topic OMG Shakespeare - WTF?
Posted 30 Mar 2017 15:21

I haven't seen these before, so I'd have to take a proper look before having an opinion.

However, I am a huge fan of the Shakespeare Manga series. They have the original language but the illustrations and setting make them entirely accessible to teenagers. They are a great learning aid.

Topic Hello Lush People : )
Posted 18 Mar 2017 16:52

I'm really enjoying your stories, Leni! flower

Topic Announcing our "Passion" Poetry Competition
Posted 17 Mar 2017 11:33

i'd go with Love Poems, Curvy :)

Thanks, Sweetcheeks! :) angel7

Topic Announcing our "Passion" Poetry Competition
Posted 17 Mar 2017 10:40

This is a wonderful idea, Nicola! The notion of passion can be so open to creative interpretation and it's a perfect tribute.

I just have a mundane question as I was looking over the competition guidelines; "We are looking for poems, which convey the emotion of passion. For this competition, they do not necessarily need to be overtly sexual in nature (although they can be if you wish!)."

So, as well as ticking the competition box, if poems are not overtly sexual, or the passion expressed is not completely erotic, which Category should authors choose?

Topic Awesome Award 3/16/17: Dirty Martini
Posted 16 Mar 2017 17:19

I had a lump in my throat reading this wonderful tribute, Rachel.

Alan will be smiling xx

Topic Moderator of the Month for February
Posted 13 Mar 2017 11:22

Fantastic! Well deserved Chris, you are doing a brilliant job! hello1

Topic Who is YOUR favorite author on Lush?
Posted 11 Mar 2017 14:54

erm... compared to what... Embarassed

Mine!! *runs sniggering* evil4

Topic Inspiration and Celebrities
Posted 16 Feb 2017 15:31

Hi Shadow!

As my stories are all historical, quite often my characters are (or were) real people so for me it's lots of research and then trying to be true to their character and circumstances while trying to compose a story which flows and doesn't read like a dry history lesson!

Does Lord Byron count as a celebrity?? evil4

Topic Your favourite story title?
Posted 15 Feb 2017 12:00

Nice question!

I took a look through my Favourite Stories list to see which titles jump out at me.

As someone else pointed out, Average Black Girl has a way with titles, especially poetry.

*Song of the Succubus* is a fine example.

I also seem to like titles that intrigue me or are evocative;

like LeCygneNoir's *Moanin'* which sums up the jazz age in which it was written


*Cake and Boobs* by PervyStoryTeller - who could resist a title like that!

In the same way, Sprite's sublime story *Would You Like Ketchup With That?* takes service and seduction to a whole new level!!

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 05 Feb 2017 15:49

Any last drink orders?


Since you're asking, I'll have a beer please. :)

Topic WINNER! Recommend a story, maybe win a Gold Membership
Posted 29 Jan 2017 17:06

Very late to the game but this series (and author) rocks:

No number required. :)

Topic What's for dinner tonight?
Posted 29 Jan 2017 16:44

Leftovers from last night's dinner party. Puy lentil and rocket salad, Persian aubergines in a spicy tomato sauce with baby boiled spuds and broccoli and green beans in a citrus butter. Yum!!