Forum posts made by damonx

Topic What are you reading?
Posted 23 May 2017 18:27

Just finished The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock.


https://upload.lushstories.com/54436817-devil.jpg


With a name like Donald Ray Pollock you have to figure the guy is going to be either a hick or a serial killer. Well, as it turns out he writes about both. Very dark and very gritty. It would appeal to fans of southern gothic like Cormac McCarthy or Flannery O'Connor. Not for the weak of heart.

Topic Sea Lion Attacks!
Posted 21 May 2017 06:53

https://youtu.be/pMDtibc13fc

Don't feed the animals....

Topic what are u watching on tv?
Posted 17 May 2017 00:38

Just binge watched "Santa Clarita Diet."


https://upload.lushstories.com/1064625491-santa clarita diet.jpg


A refreshing and surprisingly funny take on the zombie genre.

Topic What's for dinner tonight?
Posted 16 May 2017 21:45

I just cooked fiddleheads for the first time. Being from the West coast, we don't have them here so its rare to find them in grocery stores.


https://upload.lushstories.com/1535353994-fiddleheads.jpg

I blanched them then sauteed them in butter with black pepper and then added fresh lemon juice. Weird looking little fuckers.


Topic What are you reading?
Posted 16 May 2017 16:18

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas.

my fifth time reading it, but havnt read it in a number of years.

i would recommend it to everyone.


That's my favorite book. I still like to listen to it on audiobook.

I also have "The Black Count" but I haven't read it yet. Its a biography of Dumas' father who was actually the basis for the Count of MC.


https://upload.lushstories.com/1251747461-The_Black_Count_book_cover.jpg

Topic latest movie that you saw or ones you wish to see
Posted 16 May 2017 16:00

I just saw the move Vincent N' Roxxy.


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The film stars Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild, Alpha Dog) and Zoe Kravitz. It's a relatively dreary, slow moving love story with a somewhat violent and surprise ending that barely makes up for the preceding hour of dullness.

If you like your movies to follow a basic Hollywood formula with clear cut good/bad guys and a nice neat storybook ending....then this one is not for you. But if you are a fan of character based stories with a smattering of nihilistic violence thrown in... then I can recommend it. Just make sure you watch the whole thing. I have a feeling that lots of people would turn it off or fall asleep half way through. Even though it's only 106 minutes, it seems much longer. The ending is worth the wait though....

I give it a 6.5/10

Topic latest movie that you saw or ones you wish to see
Posted 16 May 2017 15:48



I have a copy with google translate type subtitles which are next to useless. It is an excellent movie but doesn't appear to have been released on DVD outside of Germany and hence, no English subtitles... sad1


I could only find it online with Italian Subtitles. :(

Topic The Handmaid's Tale
Posted 06 May 2017 20:52

I just watched the first four episodes of "The Handmaid's Tale,"

And the first thing I did was run to IMDB and go right to the user reviews section... Because I had a sinking feeling that it would be full of right wing crazies bitching about feminism, social justice warriors, snowflakes... etc.

To my chagrin the negative reviews were few and far between. There were a few though that thought this series was some newly instituted Hollywood agenda to attack the patriarchy....blah blah blah... None of which seemed to realize that the book was published in 1985.

But I digress...

This is a pretty damn good show. I haven't read the book, so I would like to hear from people that have. It's obviously updated to gel more with our modern times and technological advancements. The tone of the show is satisfyingly dark and grim. There is a dim monotony that I find perfectly suited to the story. It might be a tad slow paced for some, but the sparse dialogue is deliberate and meaningful.

If I do have a complaint, it's that they green-lit a second season almost immediately. I really wish that North America would take a cue from the Brits and know when to end on a high note. A mini-series is the perfect way to adapt a book and tell a compelling story. You shouldn't feel the need to bleed a concept dry in order to milk every dollar you can out of it.

Feminists will love it. Trump voters will hate it. Whatever. Throw the politics out the window because this is a damn good, well made fucking show.

Topic The Movie Is Better Than The Book
Posted 06 May 2017 20:19





Concerning the main discussion, I get the gist of what you're saying, no worries.



Yep, pretty much agreed with everything you've said from the beginning.


Back to the original question...

Any movies you think are better than the book it was based on?

Topic The Movie Is Better Than The Book
Posted 02 May 2017 23:28

The Hobbit movies were significantly more extensive/ambitious/grandiose than the book actually was. And ironically, this is the one book adaptation that I'm most inclined to despise and to accuse of what's described in the OP (ie. perverting a literary work for commercial purposes).

To put things into perspective, the original The Hobbit book contained 95,000 words, while The Lord of the Rings contained 450,000 words. The latter was nearly 5 times the magnitude of the former, and yet Peter Jackson managed to produce two trilogies of equal length out of each. And whereas The Lord of the Rings trilogy was admirably congruent with what's featured in the books (ie. no major omissions/additions), The Hobbit felt like the producers simply magnified one of Tolkien's lesser novels to recreate the commercial success that The Lord of the Rings movies previously had.

For those not familiar with Tolkien's work, The Hobbit book essentially was a children's tale narrated in an innovative/eloquent way, while The Lord of the Rings (published 17 years later) took the exact same fantasy world and elevated it to something that's quite a bit more mature and elaborate. That pretty much summarizes Tolkien's legacy actually: taking a genre that was traditionally intended for kids (ie. fantasy) and giving it epic proportions to captivate adult readers.

I truly wish that they'd have respected that contrast/evolution with the movies, but instead they used the material of The Hobbit to present a monumental cinematic saga, which the book really wasn't (and never aspired to be). Plenty of superfluous characters/storylines were added, the original ones were completely aggrandized/denatured, the overall trilogy felt unnecessarily long and tedious. As someone who enthusiastically read Tolkien in his youth, I just couldn't get any sense of familiarity; and consequently, I developed virtually no interest whatsoever in the movies. The Hobbit should have been a lighthearted 2-hours movie, in my honest opinion. Proof that more isn't always better.

Regarding the overall discussion, I believe that two scenarios can occur: on one hand we have immensely illustrious literary works that are adapted into movies (eg. The Great Gatsby, Anna Karenina, etc.), on the other we have movie producers who use unknown/average books as source material (eg. Million Dollar Baby, Full Metal Jacket, etc.). As was expressed in the OP, it'd be pretty damn hard to ever equate the greatness of the former through cinema, especially since the particular literary style of the author is totally lost in the process. However (and I don't have any specific example to present), I'm confident that plenty of mediocre books also inspired exceptional movies. The film industry doesn't receive much credit for that though, because... well practically no one ever bothers to read those obscure books, right?

And I'd tend to disagree that the majority of adaptations are disparaged anyway. Even the movies mentioned in the OP received quite a lot more praise than otherwise, and you could add plenty of other successful titles to the list (eg. Forrest Gump, Silence of the Lambs, Misery, Scarface, etc.). Really, I think that the line "the book is so much better" is mostly intended as "the movie doesn't exactly capture everything that the book was about" in a lot of cases. Which is fair enough. And which mostly gives literature its own merit/respect, more than it truly denigrates the art of cinema.

About the whole 'literature vs cinema' debate, call me an illiterate moron but I actually much prefer movies to contemplate works of fiction. I read plenty of French classics in my youth (eg. Balzac, Dumas, Maupassant, Hugo, Camus), but nowadays the majority of what I read is mostly factual/historical/encyclopedic stuff. Movies allow me to plunge into a vivid story and then reach a certain interrogation/realization/whatever in under 2 hours; books hardly provide me anything additional but are considerably more time-consuming. Some people love to lose themselves in detailed descriptions or stylistic literary efforts, and that's great, but I rarely have the patience for that myself. So yeah, I'm part of the crowd of simpletons who often has to wait for movie adaptions to appreciate certain literary works. Sue me, haha.




I agree completely with your take on the Hobbit movies, although I still watched them with anticipation. There was far too much extraneous "action movie" stuff added in that I felt detracted from the subtle fairly tale feeling of the Novel.

i do think that most people that read a book, and then witness that book being turned into a popular movie... will inherently display a notable sense of intellectual superiority when conversing with someone that has only watched the movie. Just discuss Game of Thrones with someone that has read the books.....

Topic The best movie of 2017...so far
Posted 02 May 2017 23:15

There hasn't been much I think is really good so far. Even the ones that I enjoyed like Get Out I feel are a bit overrated. It's a good movie but not some masterpiece. Logan, John Wick 2 and The Lost City of Z were good as well but I also thought they were overrated. Probably because everything else is pretty bad so it makes them seem better than they are.

I saw Colossal a few days ago and that actually really stuck with me. It's hard to recommend to people because the premise is strange and it's a little flawed but it had good performances and a story that is more profound than it seems.

I thought "Get Out" was quite overrated. I heard such good things, so maybe it was just over-expectations. Colossal was unique (and filmed in Vancouver, which tends to raise things up in my book).

My pick would be Logan. I thought it was thoughtful, morose and (finally) actually violent, thanks the to R rating (side note: thank you Ryan Reynolds). A great movie, not just for a superhero movie (which I generally find quite mediocre) but for a movie in general. And... spoiler alert... the hero dies in this one, which always makes for a better ending. A great send off for Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart. If anyone thinks this movie is a lesser piece of cinematic movie making than "Hell or High Water," (which was nominated for an oscar) I'd like to hear your reasons.

A dark, gritty tale of redemption and loss with the prospect of of future salvation. Plus Professor X tossing a few f bombs. And I'm only slight embarrassed to say that I might have shed a tear when I saw Laura turn that cross into an x before she fled across the border into Canada. We can only hope that this is simply the beginning of R rated comic book movies that pander not to selling toys to children but remain faithful to source material and actually produce great movies with great stories lines as opposed to CGI driven popcorn flicks.

The other movie that comes to mind is Split. I thought James MacAvoy's performance was amazing. I doubt he'll get an oscar nod since it will probably be forgotten by year's end.

Topic What to do when he can't get hard?
Posted 01 May 2017 18:07

Serious question? Im not sure what to do when he can't get hard....
Do i keep trying? for how long?
Do i say Im sorry?
Say nothing?
It's hard to no keep trying but I don't want to make him feel worse....
Any suggestions are helpful...


Never say "I'm sorry." Those words are erection repellent.

Dirty talk. Don't even focus on his dick. Play with yourself and talk dirty.

A lot of women will try harder to turn the guy on...but men are inherently egotistical and what really gets them going is knowing that they are turning you on. If you make it seem like a chore that you have to keep yanking on his semi-flaccid dick, you might as well just call it a night. Let him know how much you are turned on and things will turn around.

Or just lick his asshole. That generally works as well.

Topic The best movie of 2017...so far
Posted 01 May 2017 17:41

With the first quarter of 2017 now in the rear view mirror, I'd like to take a quick look back at the last few months of what is generally regarded as the weakest period of cinematic achievement. After the glut of of Oscar nominees characteristic of end-year, and before the big summer movie season, January to May is generally regarded as a season for lesser known projects and Hollywood experiments destined to be forgotten by the time Oscar season rolls around.

That being said...

What do you think is the best movie of the year so far??

Topic *TOP FIVE FAMOUS ALCOHOLICS!*
Posted 30 Apr 2017 20:24

1. Jack Kerouac
2. Ernest Hemingway
3. Winston Churchill
4. Charles Bukowski
5. Edgar Allen Poe

Topic The Greatest Baseball Movies ever...
Posted 30 Apr 2017 20:08

No one mentioned "The Babe" either.... come on... John Goodman.. 1992... anybody...?

Topic The Greatest Baseball Movies ever...
Posted 30 Apr 2017 20:04

Ken Burns' "Baseball" is probably the best way to immerse yourself in baseball. You can almost smell the roasted peanuts and hear the crack of the bat when you watch it... If you have 11 hours to spend doing so....

Even though its not a movie, I'd like to add "The Bronx is Burning." It's a miniseries about the 1977 Yankees playoff run. Reggie Jackson, Billy Martin, Steinbreiner, and the crew.

Maybe its time they made a movie about the Cubs?? PS Rookie of the Year Definitely doesn't count.

Topic Streching advice anyone??
Posted 30 Apr 2017 19:06

https://upload.lushstories.com/530571235-stretch.jpg

Get this book, simple, lots of pics easy to follow and has sport specific and work stretches.
You may want to ensure you have good shoes too with proper foot support.


Haha, I have this book. Super old school. I love the "Computer stretches" advertised on the cover.

If you're standing a lot, the issue really isn't stretching. It's strengthening. The most important muscle to keep strong is the gluteus medius. This muscle stabilizes the pelvis when standing on one leg, as well as external rotation of the hip. There are a couple really good exercises for that muscle if you are intereted.

In general though, if you are standing for the majority of your day, try putting one foot up on a step (even a couple inches). that will take a lot of pressure off the hips and the lower back.

Topic The Movie Is Better Than The Book
Posted 30 Apr 2017 18:38

Is there any more irritating phrase in the English language?

“The book is soooo much better.”

We’ve all heard it countless times and we’ve probably let those very words flow from our lips as well.

The fact is…most movies are based on books.

The Godfather, Shawshank Redemption, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Die Hard, Stand By Me, Psycho, The Princess Bride…. The list goes on and on. The majority of Hollywood screenplays are adapted from pieces of literature.

But while art in the written form is revered and held aloft as the epitome of intellectual integrity, the same story put on film is reviled and despised for its commercial aspirations.

It seems very difficult to adapt any source material into a visual medium without hardcore fans picking apart every aspect for inconsistencies or inaccuracies.

But why are books always better than the movie version?

For the most part, it’s impossible to include every aspect of a book into 120 minutes of film. TV shows and mini-series can do a better job, thus hearkening in our current “Golden Age of Television.”

Books are more detailed…they allow you to paint a picture in your mind…and sometimes the reality of seeing that picture on screen never lives up to expectations. And even in the age of CGI, it remains difficult to tap into the expectations of the human imagination.

But should we discard movies as low brow entertainment for the plebs, while the rest of us intellectuals look down our noses?

Not only are movies art…but movies are probably the most influential and accessible form of art that we have today. And although I find it inherently odd to compare two different mediums representing the same story, it seems we feel the need to do so.

So are there any examples of a movie being better than the book it was based on?

Topic Leonardo to play Jack the Ripper....
Posted 30 Apr 2017 16:49



There is a GREAT book about this called Devil in the White City, which is about Holmes, and the World's Fair, which was happening at the same time. I lovd that book so much I gave it out as a gift to like five different people. Impossible to put down.

I can't imagine Leonardo playing a serial killer. Or anything else. I just don't like him as an actor.


The Devil in The White City is a Great Book. I love How Erik Larson always portrays the dichotomy of history by writing parallel stories each representing two facets of good and evil.

As for the DiCaprio/Scorsese combo....sign me up! Gangs of New York, Wolf of Wall Street, The Departed, Shutter Island, The Aviator..... I can't wait for this movie.

It seems like older people have an issue with DiCaprio. When I suggested "The Revenant" to my dad he turned up his nose and said "That kid is in it." That's just as ridiculous as me not watching a Tom Hanks movie, because he was in "Bosom Buddies" and "Big".

Scorcese is a great director and Leo is a great actor. This movie will be killer.

Topic Who is your favorite male comic?
Posted 30 Apr 2017 16:26

Jerrod Carmichael. he's funny, he's real, and a lot of his stuff is very uncomfortable.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/CqtAeQx1Qno






I'm kind of a connoisseur of stand up and I have to admit Jerrod Carmichael flew under my radar. I just checked out his special from the comedy store, and he's pretty damn good. Somewhat subtle and subdued so it probably would over the head of people that prefer broader comedic styles. He also doesn't jump into the generic stereotypical "black comedian" stuff.

Topic Who is your favorite male comic?
Posted 30 Apr 2017 13:51

Louis CK

Probably the best standup comic in the last 30 years.

Topic Did you watch The Wolf Of Wall Street?
Posted 20 Apr 2017 19:56

I loved it. I read the book too. This is actually one of the rare instances when the movie is better than the book. It has the classic rise and fall theme. I think it holds the record for the most "fucks" said in a movie.

Topic Trump the Traitor - Stepping Back on Repealing Obamacare
Posted 02 Jan 2017 19:02

"The issue is not quality but accessibility.Of course the rich of the world come to the US, they can afford it. That, in contrast to all those Americans, who can't. And a healthcare system that is not accessible to those who need it, isn't a good healthcare system, regardless of what the rich can afford."

Perfect. I couldn't have said it better myself.

Topic Trump the Traitor - Stepping Back on Repealing Obamacare
Posted 31 Dec 2016 22:27

Health care cost a lot of money. Nobody denies that. But is it more important to have military expenditures that exceed that of the the next ten countries combined? You bitch and moan over giving people basic health care (that the rest of the developed western world has found a way to do) but yet you don't bat an eye over spending trillions on military.

The USA is ranked 37th by the world health organization for quality of health care. But the average cost per citizen far exceeds that of any other nation. (Norway is 2nd by the way). So when the most economically powerful nation on Earth spends more on health care than any other country per capita and still has millions of people that have no health coverage whatsoever.... Is something not wrong??

The affordable care act was a step in the right direction, in that it gave 10-20 million people basic health care. If you actually thought that Trump would eliminate it then congratuations! You make up the swarms of red hat wearing uneducated masses that actually fell for his childish pandering. After all..that's what the republican party does best. Convincing uneducated trailer trash to vote for them under supposed threat of "gay marriage" or "gun control" so rich businessmen can continue to get rich at the expense of the general population.

A wise man once said... "I don't think globalized health care will work in the USA because most of Americans don't want health care if they have to pay for anyone else to have it as well."

Is that the case? Is this a selfishness issue? That seems pretty fucking petty. Shouldn't the great and mighty U S of A have a health care system that aspires to to reach the lofty goals of international powerhouses like Columbia, Portugal or Saudi Arabia? ( Yes... all ranked higher that the US).

No system is perfect but can we not all agree that the first step is just getting all people basic care?? Now I understand that the US has divided into "teams" and any inspection into actual knowledge will be clouded in confirmation bias, but you have to get out of your bubbles and actually look at the things the rest of the world might actually do better than you. And health care is definitely on that list.

Topic On Culture and Fated Social Status
Posted 31 Dec 2016 21:33

I think you should re-write this and try to make it more condescending. I'm sure there are a few people left out there that aren't completely sick of you yet.

Perhaps cloaking another right wing diatribe in pseudo-intellectual reasoning would be better suited if you didn't spew it 24-7. It's as if everyone's sightly racist uncle has found a way to put down the Budweiser at thanksgiving and oozed out of the woodwork to continuously infect social media. I'm sure you have a nephew that can teach you how to use facebook. Psst...just avoid the n-word.

So when you're done bitching about "cuckservatives" or complaining about the number of minorities in the new Star Wars movie, maybe find something else to spend your time on? There's always knitting...or cross burning...I hear Downton Abbey is good. Or maybe just spend some time reflecting and try to figure out how not to portray yourself as a complete bag of dicks.


PS Still haven't figured out a profile pic huh? I have a few suggestions if you're interested.... Just go to google images and type in "Un-fuckable white guy." I'm sure something will come up.

Happy New Year.

Topic Canadian Government Literally Sponsors "Beige Horizon" Video
Posted 06 Dec 2016 14:55

Ok ok. I would like to premise this with a statement of the full realization that the majority of right wing conservatives have lost the concept of comedy. I realize that years of FOX news has somewhat blurred the lines of humor and reality (even if done unintentionally). So I would suggest that unless you are watching 90's style sitcoms with cheesy laugh tracks over low brow dick and fart jokes, you stay away from anything that reasonable people would consider comedy. Especially if it involves anything ironic, sarcastic or satirical. There is a reason why there are virtually no right wing comedians and its probably not because "Jews run Hollywood". You guys can not only not take a joke...but Im pretty sure you don't know what a joke is.

The fact that you are taking this this so literally and and found the need to make a post regarding its intent, I guess I feel the need to explain things as if I was talking to a child. So here it goes:

This is a comedy show. Albeit a politically tinged one. It satirizes and pokes fun at Canadian and international politics. Since you decided to abandon all sense of reason and elect a clown as your future head of state you can surely expect a deluge of further such jokes made at your expense. Hence the Trump references. Is it meant as a mockery? Yes. It is meant to make you feel as if your 1950's style utopian ideal of society is comedic and futile? Yes. Yes it is. Are you offended by the references to the almighty evil of the "marijuana cigarette?" Then I'll give you my grandma's number and you can talk with her since you probably share the same antiquated views on weed as you most likely do on race.

Now a biology lesson. People fuck. When people fuck they mix DNA. Most scientists (sidebar: scientist are people who believe in facts) understand with the current mixing of ethnicities, homo sapiens will tend to genetically migrate to the average when it comes to skin color. This might be scary to some people but that color is a slight brown or beige.

In essence, if you don't understand this very simple, if not slightly mediocre comedic message and/or are offended in any way... It's making fun of you!

Any questions? In the future I'll be happy to break down the comedic intent of anything you find beyond your comprehension. As well as explain the political or economic views of those that might not quite meld with your own.

As a side note... If you can find the hours in a day to write numerous diatribes on tired old political nonsense, could you at least take 20 seconds to pick a fucking profile picture. Spewing half baked political theorems from the confines of that creepy white silhouette is like hearing child-rearing advice being shouted from a blow horn in a white van with no rear windows.

Topic Police kill more whites than blacks, but minority deaths generate more outrage
Posted 04 May 2015 21:39

Nudie nudie, where are you man? I was hoping to rekindle our previous intellectually debating relationship. Or did you lose the article you cut out of Guns and Ammo? I truly miss your tendency of focusing on cherry-picked statistics to prove your poorly supported points.

Minority deaths generate more outrage? Gee... I wonder why. Maybe its because you live in a nation that has done more than any other in the developed world to promote racial inequality than any other. When exactly did you outlaw slavery? Oh wait... you had to actually fight a civil war over it. And then... more than half your nation still refused to accept people of darker skin than yours as equal people. Now, I admit...this is not an anomaly in world history. But as a country that claims to be the bastion of freedom and equality, I find it amusing that you didn't give black people equal rights until the 1960s.

But yeah...You're probably right. There is not a racial component to what has been happening lately. Even though you enslaved an entire race of people and then built a nation based on supposed total freedom but continued to form a nation built on continued subjugation of blacks and eradication of native americans. I find it amusing that your type focuses so much on that hallowed 2nd amendment yet rejects one of the basic principles set forth in your declaration of independence.

You treat black people as subhuman. The entire world recognizes it, so maybe its high time that you grow the fuck up and recognize it as well. Just listen the to 911 recording of people that call in and report the apparent misdoings of "black" people. Nobody calls 911 and says "there's a white guy looking suspicious outside my house. Please send the cops."

Is race the only issue? No. But your inability to recognize race as a contributing factor is not only unhelpful but detrimental.

Topic Kate Upton Too big to be SI swimsuit?
Posted 04 May 2015 20:45

I think people seem to have difficulty differentiating between fashion model appeal and general sex appeal. The people that design clothing tend to lean towards very tall, very skinny women because those are the medium in which their clothing is best demonstrated. There is soooo much outrage over what this perceived "ideal" based on fashion model physiology. Nobody gives a shit, other than the people that are presenting the clothes for international sale. Most of the people that get upset are women that don't feel adequate because they don't meet these supposed ideals. When you look at fashion modelling... think of those women as clothes hangers from which designers hang their clothes. If you want to know what men actually find attractive, look at playboy, penthouse (if they actually still exist or...PORN.

Kate Upton is fucking gorgeous. Is she thicker than the usual fashion model? Yes. Does that decrease her appeal? Hell no. For all the guys out there...I really don't need to say anything because I think you feel the same as me. For the women... Please please stop using fashion models as this supposed ideal that you are supposed to live up to. And please stop referring to all women that are thinner than you as "Anorexic". And please please quite claiming that all men have this "thinner is better" attitude. Attraction is not a choice. And you should repeat that mantra to yourself everytime you turn the page in one of those stupid fucking magazines that you read. You read those magazines because that is what YOU want. You want to know what guys want...buy a fucking Hustler. Fashion media is for women, not for men.

Watch Kate Upton playing flip cup on Jimmy Fallon. Yummy. Should she model bikinis? I really don't care. All I know is that she looks damn amazing in that red dress and she look stunning in that game of war commercial. But please dont call her a "plus sized model."

Topic Should creationism be taught in schools?
Posted 04 May 2015 19:35

Hear ye, Hear ye. I am back and I have seen the light!!

After years of aimless wandering in the desert of the unfaithful, I Have returned. I only ask that all you uncouth, heathen sinners repent and bow down to the obvious fact that obtaining actual knowledge will severely decrease your chances of getting into heaven. (Unless you provide an adequate donation, of course).

Do not ask questions...Do not think that your puny human mind can even begin to question the almighty lord. (Oops...did I forget to capitalise something there?). We do not know absolutely everything about evolution, so that obviously brings the chances down to less than 50/50. We also don't know 100% of everything about the Roman Empire. So that obviously means that it simply did not exist! What's that you say? 99.9999% of scholars believe that the Roman Empire did exist? Well that simply makes you all sheep. I have a book written in Japan in 137 BC that says the entire west was covered in Ocean at that time. Please refer to my upcoming forum thread: Roman Empire Denial 101

Now I don't care that the vast majority of the world's scientists ( and yes, I'm talking about people that actually devote their life's work to studying this kind of thing) have accepted evolution as a fact. And I don't care that we can actually see physiological evolution and natural selection taking place in short lived biological species such as the drosophila melanogaster fruit fly....If you can't show me a slug transforming into a person then you must be completely wrong.

No, no, no. Until you can show me a monkey turning into a homo sapien within a lifetime, then I'm going to stick with that tried and true, fail safe argument of MAGIC. Yes, that's right. Magic. My mommy and daddy told me so and thus I feel it necessary to impart that particular brand of superstition on to the next generation. Some may call that intellectual child abuse but I prefer to use the term "pre-emptive faith healing."

Show me the evidence! Oh...what is that you say? there is a plethora of evidence for evolution? Well if it contradicts the facts written in our holy book, then I just can't accept that. What I meant to say was.. Show me the evidence in an incredibly dumbed down version of science that I can either dismiss due to complete ignorance or else somehow squeeze into the limited world view that I have built around myself.

Creationism taught as science? Is there any other option? But why stop there? I've just been fucking dying to major in tarot card reading in university or take that class in astrology that I've always been craving. Fingers crossed... I'm still waiting to be let in to the Griffindor science club.

Topic Quick question, Dick or Cock?
Posted 30 Sep 2011 18:11

Sometimes its good not to directly mention them, but allude to them. All depends on what the intent is with the story. I personally dislike words like cock, pussy, cunt, etc. I find them derogatory and used as a means for the author to be lazy. Now, it cannot take away from the quality of an author as a whole, but it can slightly mar the quality of the story. But that's my opinion, not a solid fact.

I was going to say that 'no one would agree with me, but I hate reading any of those words' and then I saw this. I agree with you. This is the first erotica-only website I've ever been on. In all my other writing communities, when I read erotica they never name it.

I pushed inside her works just as well (better in my mind), than I put my dick/cock in her.

Here, I'll be getting into a story and then have hold back laughter after reading cock, cunt, fucked, or the the dreaded 'cum'. The first three won't kill the story for me, but it does water down the arousal factor.

What about "throbbing manhood?" Or "pulsing member"? Probably still too dirty for you huh? I think you need to stick to cheesy romance novels with pics of Fabio on the cover, wearing a white, flowing shirt and tearing with unbridled passion at the bodice of his female suitor....

People use dirty words (now I feel like a kindergarten teacher) in sex stories because they evoke feelings of arousal in themselves and in most readers. Show me a guy or girl that doesn't like to have the words "fuck me" whispered into his ear during sex, and you can bet their are one boring, vanilla lay. Perhaps you should go back to diddling yourself to Twilight posters and fantasies of being swept up by prince charming..... Oops. Sorry. I didn't mean to use such crude language there. I should have said "touching yourself down there". My apologies.