Topic Announcing our "Passion" Poetry Competition
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 Inspiration and Celebrities
16 Feb 2017 15:31
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??
Topic Your favourite story title?
15 Feb 2017 12:00
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 What's for dinner tonight?
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!!
Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
28 Jan 2017 17:48
god, this place is empty! where've you all gone?!
I'm here! Chilling after a dinner party and drinking Marsala. Cheers! :)
Topic Sex with a married man
29 Dec 2016 14:13
Never sought out. And if a married man has approached me they always get a definite no.
Topic The Story Submission Issues Thread
16 Dec 2016 13:11
I've got one for you. (Running Firefox 50 on macOS Sierra 10.12.1)
If you maximise the main story field, a feature I think is fantastic, the top of the gray toolbar hides behind the Lush red header and you cannot see the top row of buttons including the one to minimise it back down.
Super-Liz, I had this problem too (on Chrome and Windows 10 and possibly candle power). Have you found any way around this??
Topic Losing your way in writting erotic,how to gain your writers mojo back.
27 Nov 2016 14:25
My best advice is to read. Take advantage of the slump and read. Reading was most likely what brought you to writing.
Step outside of yourself for a while and just let your imagination go. Read for fun, read about writing, even read bad writing. It inspires thought, sometimes raises questions and can often challenge you. It works for me.
Topic What do you find harder?
27 Nov 2016 14:17
story is easy. sex scenes are harder, not because they're hard, but because you need to make them interesting, and there's only so many ways to write sex.
Topic Story Feedback
11 Aug 2016 15:06
I'm still giggling at this Jem!
Topic Is it possible to be a Christian and be on Lush?
06 Aug 2016 04:37
Sure! I just channel old Flip Wilson and say, "The Devil made me do it!"
But seriously, if God created us, as Christians believe, then He created our bodies and our minds and two very different sexes, and made sex and thoughts of sex and our desires, whatever they may be, pleasurable things. Satisfying things - loving things, as Sprite says. We all need someone to love, and a way to enjoy them and share intimacy.
Making it dirty and something to be ashamed of was a concept created by man, and like so many such things is intended to give other men (not God) control over your thoughts and behavior. We were commanded to be fruitful and multiply, not something that would be an easy sell if sex wasn't so damn much fun, and thus the urge built into us! Turns out all the man-made rules and repression can't change that.
Call it evolution and survival instinct, perpetuation of the species, or call it God's will. The end result is the same, and erotic thoughts are a big part of the equation.
What I was thinking, but not clearly enough to put it so eloquently. Thanks Storm!
Topic The Comma
25 Jul 2016 15:35
That's interesting. The first is correct in British English, the second in American English.
Thanks for posting this. :)
Topic 'American English'
25 Jul 2016 15:24
Arse is British but it's very much a man's word. We tend to say bum!
I say arse, a lot. Am evidently a bloke!
Topic Experimenting with the Notifications API
14 Jul 2016 13:15
I like it, Gav! :)
Finding it handy, as I'm often on another window and get distracted and don't realise a friend on here is saying hi. Works for me, so far!
Topic Who is YOUR favorite author on Lush?
15 Jun 2016 14:50
There are many worth a mention, but I'll try to keep this list short. Three names it is and no cheaty addendums. I'm going to go with:
- Curvygalore (For her exceptionnal sense of setting. Her historical work is a wonder.)
- Buz (Seriously, this guy can just plain write.)
- Sprite (While she needs no introduction, she wrote Paris X , my favorite poem on this website, so she gets chosen.)
I've only just seen this, Mr Swan. To be mentioned in such exalted company is a jaw hits the floor moment. Actually, so is to be mentioned at all....
I'm gobsmacked and honoured. Thank you.