Forum posts made by dancing_doll

Topic How to get feedback on stories
Posted 17 Jul 2017 19:22


- Create a forum signature, then become active in the forums so your banner gets seen.

- Post about it on your profile.

- Make a thread in the Self-Promotion and Marketing section in the forums, introducing your story and asking for feedback.
https://www.lushstories.com/forum/yaf_topics56_SelfPromotion-and-Marketing.aspx

- Here's the Interview Q thread that Puddleduck mentioned. It's a sticky in the Ask the Author section:
https://www.lushstories.com/forum/yaf_postst24392_Can-I-get-an-interview-with-you.aspx

The more you write, the easier it becomes to build an audience.

Good luck! :)

Topic you favorite song of all time that never gets old how ever many time you listen to it
Posted 17 Jul 2017 05:32

My teens and 20's were Portishead heavy. I could listen to Glory Box, the original or one of the many live versions anytime and it's still just as riveting. When I finally saw her sing live, I was in awe. Beth Gibbons is raw, real, and legit sexy.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/C3LK5ELvZwI

Topic Get In Here and Wish Nicola A Happy Birthday!!
Posted 15 Jul 2017 10:41

All hail the Birthday Queen! Wishing you an extra special day! xo

https://upload.lushstories.com/1638084452-bdays.jpg

Topic fifty shades of...red?
Posted 13 Jul 2017 04:16

I rarely wear red (if anyone posts a thread on the best nudes though, I'm there!)... but I came across a really gorgeous red this year, kind of by accident. Sephora added it to my spring sale box for being awesome (ie. spending too much money). But you mentioned wanting a red gloss , so this might be one to consider because I'm really enjoying it, despite being a non-red kind of girl.

It's YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in 401 Rouge Vinyle. I think it has a balance of cool/warm tones, so it should work well with most skin tones.

The cream part totally moisturizes the lips, the pigment is insanely rich, and the gloss aspect gives it that patent shine. It also lasts forever and when it does fade down to a stain, you can even add a clear gloss or lip oil over it and it still looks great.

Here it is on Cara Delevingne:

https://upload.lushstories.com/2008164123-caradelavigne.jpg

https://upload.lushstories.com/1554825193-YSLrouge.jpg

Topic Picture your favorite perfume
Posted 10 Jul 2017 13:01

https://upload.lushstories.com/971787345-a279081-600x533.jpg

these aren't my favorite perfume (i don't really have one) but they are my favorite bottles. the backs are hand painted and they look like mini works of art on my vanity.

I have some of these in the small 'coffret' size as well. Paradise is my fave of these.

I also have a full bottle of Passiflora (I think that one might be discontinued now). Beautiful bottles!

Topic Picture your favorite perfume
Posted 10 Jul 2017 10:55

I got Sun Saint recently as a gift and I'm really enjoying it. It's my first time trying a Pinrose fragrance. It has a smooth beachy vibe to it, and the lime and eucalyptus perks up the sweetness of the coconut and sandalwood. It's a great summer scent.

** Top notes are eucalyptus, lime, mandarin orange and yuzu; middle notes are sea salt, cashmere musk and violet; base notes are sandalwood and coconut.

https://upload.lushstories.com/1400914017-SunSaint1.jpg

https://upload.lushstories.com/1118572026-Sunsaint2.jpg

Topic Allowable drug use in stories
Posted 05 Jul 2017 16:50



I'm not sure we should say voluntary these days shouldn't we say recreational drug use. Regaeman Man

We could, I was just rolling with the language used in the OP's question - 'involuntary drug use', 'voluntarily taking Ecstasy' etc. :)

Topic Allowable drug use in stories
Posted 05 Jul 2017 13:03

I dont think Lush allows that.


We do. I've written several myself.

Topic Allowable drug use in stories
Posted 05 Jul 2017 12:58



I think voluntary drug use in stories should be mandatory.

And also while reading them. Regaeman Man

Topic Allowable drug use in stories
Posted 05 Jul 2017 11:08

Voluntary drug use is not a problem in stories. thumbup

Topic Happy Canada Day !
Posted 01 Jul 2017 08:36


https://www.youtube.com/embed/J8LIGRH6vME

Topic Happy Canada Day !
Posted 01 Jul 2017 08:19

Happy 150 to the True North! So excited to celebrate today (and tonight!).

https://upload.lushstories.com/531026876-Canada150.jpg

https://upload.lushstories.com/440021538-Canada150people.jpg

https://upload.lushstories.com/777834440-canadaDay.jpg

https://upload.lushstories.com/1242512534-Daniel2.jpg

Topic Pineapples on Pizza!!
Posted 30 Jun 2017 15:56



Poor Dick ended up as dinner. Happy V-day, Ash. ;)

;)

https://upload.lushstories.com/2021637623-vday.jpg

Topic Pineapples on Pizza!!
Posted 30 Jun 2017 15:39

I love pineapple on pizza.

Roma tomatoes, pineapple and green pepper on a thin crust is a typical topping list for me if I'm not going for a Margherita or whole grain pesto and spinach type pizza.

Someone mentioned fig and I'd be all over that too if I came across it on a menu.

I don't do meat (unless it's dick).

Topic Recreational Drugs
Posted 25 Jun 2017 08:17

Since when is a thread title irrelevant? It may be helpful under a prescribed/medical situation but it's not the same as lighting a joint of your own accord smoking whatever kind of pot it is you Can buy on the street. Do you want people using recreational drugs as self medication thinking they are helping themselves when they could be making themselves feel worse?

Marijuana has been linked to schizophrenia and it is a fact that it can worsen symptoms.

Yes if someone is going to tell people (especially someone they know has anxiety problems) that marijuana can be helpful for depression/anxiety then I think they are an idiot.

EDIT: it would be more responsible to say "medical marijuana" to avoid the assumption of them meaning to just pack a bowl.


LOL.. Dude, relax, I'm not trying to fight with you - I'm trying to provide info to someone who asked about marijuana being used for a medical health issue. You dismissed the whole thing with broad condemnation (ie. "whoever said this is an idiot"). I think this is faulty logic and am showing that it is being used as legit medical treatment for this particular condition.

You will also notice that I clearly stated that the strain genetics and THC % is key when looking at treating a specific health condition in my original post. Did I say go buy some unknown shit from a street dealer and find an easy cure? No. Did I say "pack a bowl" or was I not clear that I was talking about medical marijuana in my post? Aside from the screen shots from a medical clinic, how many times did I need to say "medical" for it to be clear and 'responsible'? More than the 3 times I did? Come on. Don't put words in my mouth. Good grief.

Topic Recreational Drugs
Posted 25 Jun 2017 07:14

Thank you, DD for your input. Big Hugs flower

You're welcome. :)

Topic Recreational Drugs
Posted 25 Jun 2017 07:09



The thread is called "Recreational drugs". I was referring to it in that capacity and I wasn't referring to a controlled, medical marijuana.



Your statement/advice was "Whoever told you it's helpful for depression/anxiety is an idiot ."

That statement is clearly wrong. She was asking about marijuana as it relates to a specific health issue (not recreational fun) so the thread title is irrelevant. I just hate misinformation on this topic.

Topic Recreational Drugs
Posted 25 Jun 2017 06:36



Whoever told you it's helpful for depression/anxiety is an idiot. Especially stay away from rec drugs if you are on any type of mental health/anxiety medications.

Wrong info. Where I live (Canada), it can indeed be medically prescribed for depression and anxiety. Medically supervised treatment plans and legally grown. The key is knowing strains and THC% if you're treating for a specific condition.

Example:

From a well established, state-of-the-art chronic pain medical marijuana clinic:

https://upload.lushstories.com/379081180-Clinic.jpg

Their eligibility drop-down menu does include depression:

https://upload.lushstories.com/636992791-clinic2.jpg

Sample strain from a licensed provider:

https://upload.lushstories.com/984638219-Alaska.jpg

Topic Insects are totally cool but butterflies will fuck you up
Posted 23 Jun 2017 02:53

I just discovered a new species.

I think I will call it "Dancing Doll's Nightmare,"


https://upload.lushstories.com/1208555614-moth.jpg

Chorus pupa somnum exteri

Evil. My fingers can't scroll fast enough to get this off my screen!

#mothphobia

Topic Happy birthday to the one and only Liz!!
Posted 21 Jun 2017 09:36

Happy Birthday to the magical Crimson C.!

Hope you have a sweet one, Liz! :)

https://upload.lushstories.com/174026937-goldenbday.jpg

Topic Awesome Award 6/2/17: BrownCoffee
Posted 04 Jun 2017 15:29

The girl can write and she's a fantastic person as well. The kind you want to have a java with and BFF it up, or enjoy an evening of serious vodka and stilettos. Love her! She's definitely one to watch. Congrats! :)

Topic What was your High School Mascot?
Posted 01 Jun 2017 09:44

Wolf.

Topic Dancing Doll's 'Hard Candy' has reached 500,000 views! Half-Million!
Posted 01 Jun 2017 04:09

Oh wow... thanks, everyone! I almost never check numbers, but yeah... now that you mention it, this is indeed pretty sweet!

Interestingly, Hard Candy was written and posted in around 3 days - one of my shortest turnaround times. It was, however, started (first paragraph or two) and shelved for about a year before I returned to it. Sometimes there are hidden gems in the 'maybe' pile.

Thanks again for making it popular!

And, of course, lollies for everyone... :)

https://upload.lushstories.com/1752596960-red.jpg

Topic latest movie that you saw or ones you wish to see
Posted 29 May 2017 13:45

I watched Van Sant's The Sea of Trees over the weekend on a rainy afternoon. It has so many unanimously horrible reviews, I never really thought much of watching it, but I really enjoyed it. It's a quiet film, and aside from the key setting in the suicide forest, it could almost be a stage play. I thought the actors did a really quality job with the heavy material they were given and ok, maybe it was a little emotionally manipulative, but I totally enjoyed having my emotions fucked with. Melancholic candy.

Topic Gutted, RIP Chris Cornell
Posted 18 May 2017 15:13

I'm still so sad about this. Was listening to all his music today. Black Hole Sun was the first song I ever danced to with a boy - that memory is imprinted forever - youth and nostalgia and ugh... So tragic to lose one of the good ones. So much creativity and artistry lends itself to darkness, and sometimes it just keeps you. RIP.

Topic Announcing the Winners of our "Passion" Poetry Competition
Posted 09 May 2017 13:42

Congratulations to Avrgblkgrl, Liz, Sprite, as well as the top 10 and really everyone that entered to honour Alan's spirit and love of poetry!

Topic Pussy smell
Posted 28 Apr 2017 08:47

She may have Bacterial Vaginosis, which is an overgrowth of bacteria, and very common - the smell gets worse post-sex, so that might be why you're both noticing it. She can go to her doctor to get a prescription gel to treat it, or try her luck with one of the over the counter products like CanesBalance. .

If it's not this and something more random, she can maybe try a ph-balance wash like Vagisil and/or eat more probiotics.

Topic Awesome Award 4/17/17: HeraTeleia
Posted 17 Apr 2017 19:09

Well deserved! Big congrats on the Awesome Award! 3601

Topic Moderator of the Month, for March
Posted 17 Apr 2017 19:06

Well done! Congrats, Sassy! 3601

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 05 Apr 2017 19:04



That hella bugged me... Forget about how silly it is for a damn cat to know who to kill... What about all the gunfire? Sneeze around a cat and they freak.

I read this 'serious' comment on Youtube arguing that Shiva would know who to attack based on 'scent'. That since people from both Hilltop and Alexandria visited Ezekiel in The Kingdom, they would carry the 'scent' of their respective camps and all the randoms would smell the same, so Shiva was going after the people that smelled 'unfamiliar' during the battle and saw them as the bad guys. This would be some highly evolved tiger radar. I think the audience really needed that 'feel good' scene after the oppression and depression of the season, and Shiva delivered. I will be crushed when they kill off that sexy CGI cat.