Forum posts made by dancing_doll

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 26 Oct 2016 10:39

Andrea is my pick, too. I wasn't always in love with how they wrote her but I get what they were going for. I also liked Denise. I was sad they took her out so quickly.

YES, on Denise! I was so frustrated they killed her off. Great actress, cool character with tons of potential, her story arc was far from feeling complete or satisfying.

Not to mention that had she lived, they wouldn't have had to rush Maggie to the Hilltop doctor in the middle of the night, despite knowing that Negan's group was potentially getting ready to ambush them.

Maybe they did it to fulfill that plot point, but I agree it was a missed opportunity to develop a really interesting supporting character.

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 26 Oct 2016 05:26

Anyone~ if you could have one character come back alive and well, who would it be and why?

I'd choose Andrea. She was a tough blond chick with leadership qualities. Loved her. Oddly enough, I also thought Milton would have been a great addition to the group.

Andrea, for sure. I was so pissed that they killed her off. She was my favourite. I know a lot of people hated her for some of her decisions, but I related to her the most out of all the characters that have come and gone on the show.

Then a while back, I read this. It seems like Laurie Holden got screwed over.


Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 26 Oct 2016 05:15

I would like to see the zombies mutate and evolve. It would be great if they start developing stronger cognitive abilities, more strength and mobility.

How about some smart zombies that can run, fight, and use weapons? There could just be one or two at first and they lead and organize the zombies.Then more and more begin mutating.

In season one, in Atlanta, where they're trapped in that store and also when Rick and Glenn wear the meat-ponchos to walk the streets and then make a run for it over the fence - the zombies seem different to me. One zombie is using a rock to try to smash the glass window of the store where Rick and Andrea are trapped, and later, a couple of zombies run after Rick and Glenn and are seen climbing the fence after them. And remember the little girl zombie in the opening scene that stops to pick up her teddybear?

This was strange and out of synch with the way the zombies have been from those first few episodes onward, where they just slowly stagger after people without any hint of intelligent thinking.

i always wondered if this was a storywriting/show blip where they were still ironing out their 'Zombie Rules' or if there was some other explanation for the behaviour.

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 24 Oct 2016 17:52

If you don't like Negan or his bad guy friends, pack your shit and go some place else. The whole United States is free, I'm sure you can find somewhere to go.

I think one of the main problems with this is the fact that people keep procreating. Seriously. Like I cannot imagine how anyone would want to get pregnant and have a baby during a zombie apocalypse when you need to be mobile and adaptable but Judith forced them to hole up at the prison and fight for it. And now Maggie's pregnancy seems to be solidifying things. Watching them 'on the road' didn't seem like a fun experience considering food is legit scarce now if you're just scavenging. A secure space with walls and sustainable resources and safety is now a 'need' rather than a 'want'. This seems to be the motivating factor in fighting for what they have in Alexandria and not running.

While I agree, some previous storylines have felt redundant at times, and at other times kind of sloppy, this is ultimately a survivalist show - there's nothing to evolve to from here and there's only so many fresh ways to kill a zombie/herd. I think there is interesting potential for the first time as we come across other sustainable communities and the show looks at the idea of trade/barter and probably how to work together against a common evil. While I haven't read the comics, I imagine their only hope going forward to defeat Negan will be working with the other communities he's enslaved. They certainly don't have the manpower on their own. A lot of characters will evolve because of the recent deaths as well, which I think could be pretty compelling.

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 24 Oct 2016 14:22

THIS is the show you're trying to get me to watch? i don't think so. *runs, hides*

Yeah, but before this particular episode, it was mostly kittens and unicorns. I swear. Shhh

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 24 Oct 2016 12:00

I thought this exact thing! There was a moment at the end, where Rick is about to drive away and he spots a walker... I said "The walkers don't seem so bad now, the real monsters are men."


They prove it again and again. :(

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 23 Oct 2016 20:22

Seriously... most brutal episode ever. Like I had seen the spoilers so I was pretty sure I knew what was coming and I was still completely traumatized. That was one of those episodes you watch once and never again. It was way worse than I was expecting. There wasn't a moment to breathe from beginning to end. I just can't even handle it yet. So fucking awful.

I thought it was an incredibly well written episode overall and I understand why they had to go this way. It really does 'reset' the show. There have been so many villains but nothing has ever broken the fight and resolve of Rick's gang like this. You kind of think after this many seasons, everything has already been done, but this is genuinely new territory.

I still kind of wish my eyes could 'un-see' some of the images in this episode. These characters will really be missed. It's kind of the end of an era. crybaby

Topic Anyone know any sites to buy cute frilly things? share here
Posted 21 Oct 2016 05:16

It's on the pricier side, but For Love and Lemons has really cute stuff.

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 21 Oct 2016 05:04

Get ready for this weekend. crybaby

Topic Ginger or Mary Ann?
Posted 29 Sep 2016 05:26


Topic Pumpkin Spice
Posted 29 Sep 2016 05:25

I'm definitely Team Pumpkin Spice.

This is one of my fave masks by Peter Thomas Roth. It smells like pumpkin spice. You'll want to eat it, seriously. Except don't - it does fucking awesome stuff for your skin. :)

Topic Plagiarism alert
Posted 18 Aug 2016 06:33

From what I understand the stories can't be copied in standard viewing format. Is that correct?
I had assumed if they are being copied this must be due to the pdf accessibility, yes?

If this is so, is it an option for the view as pdf option to be OPT IN rather than opt out (as is currently).
(perhaps this needs to go in the suggestion thread, yes)

Do you think this would have any effect on how frequently and easily material is copied?
Those authors that opt in to have pdf accessibility may then be more aware / acknowledging increased copying potential.
I don't know, just a thought.

No, they use a scraping technique. They don't go through the PDF accessibility. I've been opted out of PDF since it was first offered, and my stories still regularly show up all over the place.

I don't know the technical ins and outs of scraping, but it definitely isn't affected by the PDF option.

Topic The Slutty Sandwich Poll
Posted 13 Aug 2016 08:42

There are two sandwiches on a platter. Which sandwich do you prefer?

Posted 28 Jul 2016 07:27

Happy Birthday!

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 22 Jul 2016 13:32

Official Season 7 Trailer

... Negan, baseball season coming to an end, tons of new characters, The Kingdom, a huge tiger and more. October 23rd, 2016.

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 22 Jul 2016 07:35

The first teaser for Season 7 is out, with the full trailer due out later today/tomorrow.

If anyone is jonesing for the big spoiler to last season's cliffhanger, you can go to The Spoiling Dead Fans facebook page (look for their July 16th post). Apparently they have a great track record and have been correct with their spoilers 95% of the time. They have an entire website dedicated to real-life stalking of the filming locations/sets and actors - enough so that AMC threatens to sue them on the regular.

Please don't post spoilers in this thread. Theories and predictions are fine though.

But if you can't wait until October, you can go peek. Embarassed

Posted 19 Jul 2016 11:30

Happy Birthday! occasion7

Topic 'American English'
Posted 19 Jul 2016 05:58

Is 'Walla' or 'Wallah' considered legit American English now? I've noticed people saying and writing it more and more often and it makes me cringe. Voila is not difficult to pronounce. I'm not sure why this word has now morphed into 'wallah!' in the mainstream. sad1


Topic The WORST movie you ever saw
Posted 14 Jul 2016 18:48

The Passion of the Christ.

Topic Lush Stories and Author Promotions: please follow and share
Posted 06 Jul 2016 08:19

Share the Lush Love on Twitter and Tumblr!

We have a new Lush Twitter account. This doesn't replace the original, but it's designed to give authors and stories more promotion and love in the social media stratosphere. We'll also promote story comps, writing tips and popular forum threads.

Please follow @LushStoriesFans and don't forget to retweet your favourites!

Lush's Official Tumblr is starting to heat up as well. Please like, reblog and share your favourite images. We're also mixing in links to stories, which means more promotion and exposure for our authors.

Thank you! :)

Topic Share your TWITTER ACCOUNT name here
Posted 06 Jul 2016 07:55

Please follow @LushStoriesFans for site news, story/author promotions, and more. Don't forget to retweet your favourites!

Thank you! :)

Topic Club Zafia....
Posted 05 Jul 2016 08:03

Topic Happy Birthday Liz!!!
Posted 21 Jun 2016 14:21


Happy Birthday, Lizzy! Wishing you a day (and night!) to remember! ;)


Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 17 Jun 2016 07:34

LOL. The Carl Poppa vid is hilarious - thanks for posting that, Jen! I hadn't seen it before. evil4

Topic Fountain Pens & Inks
Posted 14 Jun 2016 08:04

That Emerald of Chivor is so pretty! I haven't really used fountain pens before. I lose pens constantly, and I also have the handwriting of a serial killer, so I've never really wanted to call attention to my scrawl. Those ink shades though...

Posted 12 Jun 2016 15:42

Happy Birthday cupcakes for you, Gav! Hope you had a fun one! :)

Topic What movie are you planning to watch in the near future?
Posted 10 Jun 2016 13:26

The Shallows (when it's released later this month).

It's probably going to be a stinker, but Blake Lively in a shark movie is something that I can't resist.

Topic Who are your favorite kickass female leads in a movie?
Posted 10 Jun 2016 08:20

• Non-action movies:

- Raimunda, in Pedro Almodovar's "Volver". Played by Penelope Cruz.

- Hayley Stark, in David Slade's "Hard Candy". Played by Ellen Page.

- Maggie Fitzgerald, in Clint Eastwood's "Million Dollar Baby". Played by Hillary Swank

- La Marquise de Merteuil, in Stephen Frears' "Dangerous Liaisons". Played by Glenn Close.

- Catherine Tramell, in Paul Verhoeven's "Basic Instinct". Played by Sharon Stone

Many, many more are worth mentions.

Fantastic list!

Topic Who are your favorite kickass female leads in a movie?
Posted 10 Jun 2016 08:19

Hell yes, to Uma Thurman's Beatrix Kiddo. This is one of my favourite kickass female characters of all time.

Topic Do men want women to shave their face?
Posted 10 Jun 2016 02:47

Unshaven legs and pits? I don't prefer them, but I don't hate them either. Hygiene is far more important, and that doesn't depend on hair removal, but on water and where appropriate, soap. As for pubes, I don't find genitals that look like those of my 7 year old daughter very appealing. I'd rather see some pubes, as a sign of sexual maturity. And that peach down is part of what gives a woman's skin that soft feminine look plus it makes a caress possible, that is softer than any hairless skin allows. So to answer the OP's question: If a lady has a moustache she doesn't want, by all means shave it. But please leave that peach fuzz where it belongs, I love it.

Maybe it's a generational or cultural thing. When I see a guy or girl that has shaved or waxed their pubes, I don't think of children or lack of sexual maturity.