Forum posts made by curvygalore

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 16 Oct 2017 15:51

Mike wrote: a theme based on a body part is tough. When I see a woman, I see a whole. (I hope I spelled that right)

Me, I wrote: Not sure, but did you mean to write, '...I see a whole lot of loving'?

Anyway, here's you a beer in case things get a bit hot for you.

Larry, you got an iced tea coming your way. How are things out Kansas way?

If I can ever break away from this joint, I'll be submitting the next-to-the-last chapter of my 'Dancing to Ray Charles' series over on Stories have been warned. ;)

Okay, we're still open for business, or what passes for that around here. So whadda ya want to, you know, drink?


Well, maybe a nightcap would do nicely if you're still taking orders for business, barkeep?

And I saw the new comp theme and immediately thought of naughty 18th-century vicars. Is that just me? *looks around at baffled clientele and shuffles off to a dark corner* Pour Wine

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 15 Oct 2017 10:01

I come in all the time, sitting quietly at the back, sneaking coffee when nobody's looking.

Thank you for the Comp congratulations. I've been grinning all morning. Drinks are on me today. I plan on having "Tequila Mockingbird".

Sorry, sorry. That's why I stay quiet.

Many congrats, Ms B Big Hugs

And the same to mine host and any other Rumplers who were placed in the comp.

Since the winner is buying, can I sneak in a beer here? evil4

Topic Announcing the Winners of our "Bookish" Story Competition
Posted 15 Oct 2017 08:34

This really was a fantastic competition, with imaginative and creative stops well and truly pulled out!

I read most of the entries and thoroughly enjoyed some wonderful storytelling.

Congrats to the winners, runners-up and everyone else. This comp made for great reading! read2

Topic Moderator of the Month, for September
Posted 13 Oct 2017 14:15

Very well-deserved, Mags xx Big Hugs

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 05 Oct 2017 11:46

Yeah, what's with all you laggards!?!?!? --Why can't you be an early competition entrant, like me ! Oh, right, because it's probably a bad idea to be too early because by the time the contest closes everyone will have forgotten about your work. The bloom will be off the rose.

Sigh....I suck at tactics.

No tactics here!! You're just clever and efficient.

I was motivated by:

1) Mortal fear of Hannah

2) That my idea didn't quite gel until the last minute. Then it all just clicked into place and came drivelling out.

Beer please, Rumpiliscicious barkeep! Hugs Pint Drunk

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 01 Oct 2017 12:42

My comp story is up, mainly due to Hannah's threats of extreme violence, I mean enthusiastic support. Phew!!

Double brandy, please barkeep!

*slumps into a relieved heap* Pour Wine Pour Wine Pour Wine

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 30 Sep 2017 13:17

She claims she never intended to. But i think you shouldn't get to harass others unless you're submitting something too...

Yeah, yeah, Mike. You're just being brave cos Hannah's off sick... evil4

My neighbours have plied me with white wine tonight, so one more glass wouldn't hurt, would it, barkeep? *hic* drunken

Topic The Alterverse - The Known World
Posted 29 Sep 2017 16:31

This will grow with time - just a way of giving flavor to settings if people want to make use of them. It will be fluid, changing if this catches on and people add details of their own in stories. Nothing is yet set in stone.

We'll start with The British Empire - what we would call the United Kingom. Or Britain. Or that place where people talk funny, drink tea, men wear plaid skirts, and drive on the wrong side of the road. It's the seat of modern civilization, knowledge, and invention and Londinium is it's capitol. Four nations make up The Empire - Britannica, Gael, Caladonia, and Cymru.

(work in progress - it's evolution, baby).

The South Pacific - unexplored and full of a myriad of dangers and wonders.

Oooh! Cymru.. A sexy Mabinogion? angel7

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 28 Sep 2017 12:29

And thanks to the lovely Curvygalore, it is now up. Enjoy!!!

One Night in the Library

Two fingers of your oldest single malt to celebrate.

If I had a dollar for every time I heard that ...

You are more than welcome, Scott! And that really made me giggle.

I am waaaay behind in my reading both for the comp and Verbal's latest. Apologies, guys!!

I'm scrabbling together my own comp entry here because I am on Hannah's hit list and don't want to die. Once I'm safe, I'll get reading! read2

Beer needed here, please barkeep! Pint Drunk

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 25 Sep 2017 13:56

She's going to kill me. I didn't check my WhatsApp and H. is coming to kill me.

So if my body turns up in the Thames, well, it is what it is.

We all know that feeling... help

Topic The Alterverse - Brainstorming.
Posted 11 Sep 2017 12:48

fyi - i picture this taking place in an alternate version of our own Earth (as well as Mars or any other planet in our solar system) taking place in a steam punky 17th century. :)

I like this. book

Edit: Could we have a John Wilmot (Earl of Rochester) type character? He was filthy (and 17th century) and would make a great steam punk!

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 10 Sep 2017 12:55

Hey guys - i have a wacky idea and i'm starting to put out feelings to see if people might be interested. i know that a lot of Lush's most talented and creative writers gather here, so...

my shared world project. here's the gist of it - i am thinking of creating a world not unlike the one i used for butterfly beach - perhaps in the same world, but not on the specific island, and putting out guidelines, etc, for anyone who wants to write erotica in that setting. here's kind of a list of inspirations (and please, i take suggestions) that are currently on my radar:

Edgar Rice Burroughs'.
Jules Verne
HG Wells
Indian Jones
general pulp fiction (the genre, not the movie!)

would be a mix of fantasy, sci fi, horror, adventure, and, of course, smut (this being lush!). also, any one could steal elements from other writers, such as settings, characters, creatures, etc, tho you should probably get permission. i'd be starting a forum section for people to share ideas, and all that (reminds me, i should probably run this past Nicky at some point - or hope she doesn't notice i'm busy slowly stealing her site for my own nefarious purposes).

anyways, i'd be pleased as punch, to hear y'all's thoughts on the subject.


* edited to include Kaiju (had to look it up - who says lush isn't educational). :)

ooooh! ooooh! Literary history! History!

And some other stuff... *shrugs*

Very exciting, Rachel! Even without the spanking. evil4

Can I have one of those beers Buz is buying? drunken

Topic Do any girls sometimes look for a bf to have a dick to suck?
Posted 07 Sep 2017 16:48

i'd be happy to put your bins out, if ya know what i mean - nudge nudge wink wink.

You can put my 'bins' out any time you like, sweet cheeks! fnarr, fnarr evil4

Topic Happy Birthday to Elizabethblack — the kindest and most wonderful lady in the Lush universe
Posted 07 Sep 2017 16:16

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, Elizabeth!

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Topic What candle are you currently burning?
Posted 07 Sep 2017 15:38

I had guests this evening and as it's still too mild for a fire I had a dozen candles (some scented, in various holders and of varying sizes) burning in the hearth for welcome and a feeling of warmth. It worked nicely.

Topic Do any girls sometimes look for a bf to have a dick to suck?
Posted 06 Sep 2017 13:12

I am not looking for a girl. I was asking if a girl looks for that in a relationship.

No, I tend to look for a man who will help me put the bins out. Dirty, I know!!!evil4

Topic Moderator of the Month, for August
Posted 06 Sep 2017 12:56

Many congrats Liz, you do a great job, tirelessly! Very well deserved!

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Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 06 Sep 2017 12:47

So who's ready for a(nother) drink?


*holds up hand*

Me, please! A(nother) beer would do nicely. drunken

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 04 Sep 2017 14:18

roll call: not going to be around much, if at all for a while - just a heads up - been a rough week - one of my furry daughters lost a battle with cancer, and Harvey hit - i have family down there - my brother, his wife, my nephew, his gf, etc. they're ok, but they've lost a lot - a few friends, too, most of whom i've heard from - same situation, and one of whom has yet to check in.

for the record, i really pushed for "tentacle sex" as the comp theme. sadly, i was outvoted. sorry V-man.

Sending love and hugs Big Hugs

And huzzah for tentacle sex!! a1089

Topic Are you attracted to intelligent, well-read and witty people... if yes, let's have your take on this :)
Posted 04 Sep 2017 14:14

As others have mentioned, egotistical pomposity is not attractive.

So, well-read intelligence tempered with wit, humour and kindness is always sexy.

Topic Question for Writers
Posted 26 Aug 2017 16:55

I suppose it depends firstly on how you define politics, and the relationship of politics to the personal and to ethics and morality. Nevertheless, I offer these long-winded thoughts.

I incline to the view (it’s not my own idea, but I forget where I got it from), that artistic endeavour of all kinds (and in this I include entertainment) is a way for society to discuss itself. I think it’s quite clear that contrary to the belief of some, an interest in high art doesn’t necessarily make you a good person (the Nazis were pretty keen on high art) and liking low art doesn’t necessarily lead you to indulge in base and ignoble acts.

If this idea of art as a way for society to discuss itself stands, then yes, all art is political by virtue of its relationship to society. However, I do not believe that it necessarily follows that art should have an intentionally ethical dimension – that artists have any business telling us how to live. Art is an arena for discussion, not for decision-making.

The trouble is that the political has a habit of impinging on art (and on the personal), and may have a huge effect on the art being produced (if it gets produced at all). When art is regarded as a political act, it can have the effect of closing down discussion rather than opening it up. Any author who is not a hermit in a cave cannot help but be aware of the social and political context in which they’re writing, and must reflect on how their work might be received, whether they want to or not. And of course there’s no easy way of navigating the socio-political arena.

Most often you’re damned if you do, and damned if you don’t, particularly in a highly volatile, polarized atmosphere where people are more concerned with divining (and commending or condemning) an author’s political intent than with engaging with the text; using it as one of many perspectives on the muddle that is life. Art works best when it’s used for reflection, and the best artists are those who allow the recipient to reflect. What I think is to be avoided at all costs, unless you’re a satirist or extraordinarily gifted, is overt political writing, which all too often comes out as mere agitprop. If I wanted to be told what to think, I’d go to a political rally – or move to North Korea.

Erotic fiction as a genre of its own has its own in-built problematic. I think one of the reasons why religious and political authorities have always been nervous about sex is because lust creates its own morality. In this it always exists in some sense in opposition to power structures – this I think is one of the neglected facets of Orwell’s 1984.

This anxiety about sex has traditionally been dealt with by confining lust-morality exclusively to marriage, to the private sphere. And when the marriage ideal fails and lust-morality rears its head outside of marriage, the aim has still been to at least keep it invisible and private. You can see this at work if you study the trial of Oscar Wilde.

From this point of view, the position of erotic fiction is profoundly ambiguous. Publishing erotic stories is a potentially subversive political act, because in doing so, one has refused the idea that lust-morality must be kept in its “proper” private place. But at the same time, the erotic story is its own self-contained space, where lust-morality can be explored on its own terms, without necessarily being constrained by other forms of morality; in other words a private space that is simultaneously highly visible.

To me this idea of the erotic story as a self-contained space within which to explore lust-morality is often overlooked. It harks back to my contention that the function of works of art shouldn’t be to offer guiding principles for life. I think it’s a grave mistake to make analogies between erotic fiction and the wider public sphere. Erotic fiction tells us that the body wants what the body wants, regardless of whether society at large approves or disapproves, and regardless of what political opinions one may hold intellectually oneself.

Lust-morality is singularly useless as a platform for organizing a society, but at the same time the ethics of everyday life are often disconnected from what lust demands. If the two can be kept in their “proper” places, all is well, but the visibility of erotica pushes it into the public arena, the socio-political realm, where it is often discussed on terms that are not its own. So the author of erotic fiction is forced to take into account two separate moral codes that are not easily reconciled (if at all).

So the short answer, I suppose, might be that the artist cannot help but exist in a political space. Regardless of the artist’s intention, any work of art is open to political interpretation. Unfortunately such interpretation and discussion is often nowhere near as sophisticated as it might be, especially in today’s excessively polarized climate.

I think this is magnificent. Even though I had to read it twice through to get it, like.

There are so many mini-points I'd like to discuss further with you as I found your argument so stimulating.

But this says it for me. :)

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 26 Aug 2017 16:08

I'll join curvy with a beer please.

Cheers m'dear! 3601

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 26 Aug 2017 15:57

Ooh, beer please!! Ta ever so. drunken

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 24 Aug 2017 15:17

Hey all. Looking forward to reading some good stories, especially since every time I sit down to write, all hints of the ideas I had earlier flee from my brain. Particularly looking forward to the new shard, and I see that Saucy has a new story out as well.

Any other things that have come out recently that I should take note of? I'm so behind I haven't read even one of the two recent Hannah stories, either the newer one, or the collaboration w Wilful. Those are on my list too.

For my part, I'd be curious to hear how people respond to my newest one, which is a bit more on the romantic side, even though, well, I won't give away how it ends. But if you enjoyed my Last Tango w Malena story, I think this one shares some of the same tone. It's called A Visit from Eve: A College Story

Hope all is well, I'll join Curvy in a draft beer, even if I spell it differently...

I'll clink glasses to spelling differences! drunken

Do catch Saucy's and Alan's collaboration, it's a corker. (Does that pass the international spell check?) evil4

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 24 Aug 2017 14:54

You said "bulging." Heh.

Thanks for the props, Bill.

I finally made it to the end (so far, neither are finished) of two excellent series: sprite's Butterfly Beach (come for the tentacle sex, stay for the excellent writing! and the fact that she makes tentacle sex hot) and MadMartigan's Blondieverse tales (which are dark and sexy and read like jazz sounds). Lotsa stuff to get to on the queue, but with both those series out of the way I will get to them.

More coffee. Because it is bitter. And because it is my coffee.

See! I will not say 'I told you so' about Sprite's Butterfly Beach series and tentacle sex! Mesmeric ain't it!

Btw your latest Shard is not too shabby. evil4

A draught beer for me, please, barkeep.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 21 Aug 2017 14:38

Hey everyone. I made a birthday thread for our resident kiwi, the lovely Laura. Get yo asses over there and send her your best. Or else. evil5

Oooh, you're so scary, Hannah! bunny

PS: I've already done it, so don't come after me! occasion9

Hot chocolate here please, barkeep, maybe laced with a splash of Bush if you've any going spare.

Posted 21 Aug 2017 14:35

Happy Birthday, Laura! Have a lovely day xx

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Topic Spirit Animal
Posted 20 Aug 2017 11:50

I've never been called a dog, so that's a start...

I have no idea, so I took a highly scientific and factually based quiz, off a .info domain. It must be true!

I'm a turtle apparently:

This one: said I was an elephant. How rude!

Finally. This is the test to take everyone!

Hm, well I did some exhaustive research (that is, I clicked on the links of the quizzes Nicola did!)

And the results were:

1) Turtle (Snap, Nicola!)

2) Dolphin

3) Whale

So I'm evidently something watery and increasing in size!!drunken

Topic Moderator of the Month, for July
Posted 16 Aug 2017 15:40

Brilliant! Many congrats Candy and welcome back! Big Hugs