Forum posts made by daniellex

Topic Irregular verbs
Posted 14 Aug 2016 08:24

Yeah, that's what I thought. Sucking must be a gerund since it's the subject of the clause and must therefore be a noun.

This is how I would dissect it:

Sucking -- gerund/subject.

On tits -- prepositional phrase acting adjectivally and modifying the subject.

Makes -- the verb of the clause.

Yeah you're correct. I didn't analyze it properly

D x

Topic Irregular verbs
Posted 14 Aug 2016 08:21

"Sucking on tits makes me happy" is an example of a gerund.

Verbal nouns such as gerunds (and infinitives) can still take their own objects.

So "sucking on tits" is the gerund-phrase subject of "makes."

Hmmm... you could be right.

Topic Irregular verbs
Posted 14 Aug 2016 05:16

A gerund is a verb with ing at the end that acts as a noun.


Smoking is bad for you.

In this example the verb "smoke" has ing at the end and acts as the subject of the clause and is therefore a noun.

Running is good exercise.

Sucking on tits makes me happy.

The third example is not the gerund, as this is simply the present participle progressive of to suck.

D x

Topic How do I tell a friend that I want to have sex with her?
Posted 14 Aug 2016 05:02

I always feel so nervous about approaching her. I really want to have sex with her but can never find the right words. Any suggestions Aunt Olivia?

I think you should approach this carefully.

1. I think she will need to have similar feelings. If she doesn't feel the same way, then it could lead to embarrassment and spoil your friendship. If she is only interested in you platonically then the whole thing is pretty much a non-starter.

2. Assuming you can satisfy the criterion above, meet her for coffee or something and suggest that you think it would be nice to have a weekend away. This would be better than just coming out with it and saying, 'Can I fuck you?'

3. Once on your weekend, things should just lead to another.

Good luck

Auntie Danny (Standing in for Olivia)

Topic Danielle X's What's the Odd One Out Quiz - A prize to the winner!
Posted 14 Aug 2016 02:29

One day to go to get your answers in!

Danielle x

Topic Moderator of the Month for July
Posted 11 Aug 2016 14:44


Pour Wine

Topic Spoil my Wish
Posted 11 Aug 2016 01:07

Granted... You are now in charge of enforcing the rules of all the forums 24/7...

I wish I didnt have to get up at the butt crack of dawn tomorrow...

Granted, but you become Rip van Winkle.

I wish Some would buy me a new handbag that costs £1000

Topic Spoil my Wish
Posted 09 Aug 2016 15:01

Granted but one day you trip and fall while working naked in the hedgehog fields and, well, let's just say that definitely does not go well.

I wish I was cruising the highways of Europe in the new Aston-Martin DB11. *ouch!*

Granted but you run out of petrol in the middle of Norway!

I wish I could make my own Nutella

Topic Spoil my Wish
Posted 09 Aug 2016 13:39

Granted... but G is there, too.

I wish I could turn Heidi over my knee right now! Spanking hasn't changed all that much :)

Granted, but you spank too hard, making her angry and then discover that she has a massive strapon, which has your name on it!


I wish I could start my own hedgehog farm

Topic Irregular verbs
Posted 09 Aug 2016 13:32

Not only that but they sometimes used a past tense entirely of their own invention. 'I seen' instead of 'I saw'; 'I done' rather than 'I did'. It's like the present perfect tense applied to the past. Of course they love me when I point out these flaws.

I do this sometimes, as this is normal in parts of the south west where I'm from originally. It's dialect.

D x

Topic Irregular verbs
Posted 09 Aug 2016 13:30

I cannot for the life of me use lie and lay correctly (I'm guessing they are the most commonly misused ones). It's like a mental block. Now I just look it up every time (or use a different word).

I've read the rules for when to use which one - I just can't ever remember them.

These verbs are by far and away the most misused and misunderstood in the English language.

Topic Irregular verbs
Posted 09 Aug 2016 13:29

I think irregular verbs should increase their intake of cooked vegetables, specifically cruciferous veggies and leafy greens. Magnesium is also beneficial.

You're too clever. Come and see me without your panties, later!


Topic Irregular verbs
Posted 09 Aug 2016 13:25

I don't know about the rest of the world, but there can be a tendency amongst Scots to try to 'regularise' irregular verbs (or at least force some kind of linguistic intuition onto them). It used to wind me up, but I grew to love it because everyone understood what they were saying, so it was as good as using the 'correct' form.


"Jamp" instead of jumped.
"Et" instead of ate (or sometimes instead of eaten, but that one still jars a little).
"Writ" instead of wrote (I know "writ" is a word in its own right, but not 'correct' when used in this way).

I've never heard anyone say jamp!

Writ is an interesting one. It could be dialect, in which case this could be correct among some non-standard speakers, though not being Scottish I'm not sure. Is it like being Frit instead of frightened?

Ate 'pronounced' as et instead of eaten is certainly a phonological variation either from a misunderstanding or just idleness. Et instead of ate as the past tense is a common variation.

D x

Topic Irregular verbs
Posted 09 Aug 2016 13:16

When I drink a little too much I get drunk and drank mixed up.

Ha ha... though I don't think this has the same phonological issues that sang and sung has.

Topic Irregular verbs
Posted 09 Aug 2016 10:32

What about the past tense of to speed?

Would you say 'I speeded up' or I sped up'?

D x

Topic What's for dinner tonight?
Posted 08 Aug 2016 12:20

We had hot lamb rolls with grilled tomatoes and mint sauce

Just about to have home made lemon meringue pie and carte d'or ice cream


D x

Topic Food for the bedroom
Posted 08 Aug 2016 11:09

What's your favourite aphrodisiac or tasty treat for food play? I love to share a dark chocolate liqueur, melting in each others' mouths Embarassed

Topic the challenge of a seduction story
Posted 04 Aug 2016 02:35


i am new to the site and have been enjoying the stories very much--thank you all for the time and creativity that you put into your writing, and for sharing it with us!

i am tinkering with the idea of writing a seduction story. what do you think is the more difficult challenge: writing form the point of view of the seducer, or the one being seduced? the plot is a different challenge, of course, tyring to do something original yet believable.

any examples you'd like to share? thank you in advance, and please keep writing!

I would say.

1. Decide on a scenario
2. Take it slowly, but keep the reader interested
3. Be naughty - make the relationship risky

Here's one of mine, which you might find inspirational!

Good luck and happy writing

Danielle x

Topic Irregular verbs
Posted 03 Aug 2016 12:15

I've noticed (not just on Lush) that some people get into a pickle over irregular verbs.

I read recently, where so and so sung at someone's wedding, when it should have been 'sang' at their wedding. Would anyone else have used sung, even though it's the past participle?

Another one is dived and dove. Which do you prefer?

Are there any irregular verbs that get your knickers in a twist?

D x

Posted 03 Aug 2016 05:24

Why not.

Canada 10

U.S.A., 48

GBR 45


China, 50

This is an ineligible entry, as you have voted for five teams. You've also triggered a mandatory spanking!


Danielle x

Posted 02 Aug 2016 10:30


USA = 41
China = 32
GB = 22
Russia = 14

Thank you for the generous offer

D x

Posted 02 Aug 2016 06:40

I am giving away two Platinum memberships in celebration of the creation of....well, Platinum memberships, a new way to support the site. Like it or not, server farms are not free.

This runs from posting date until 30 August 2016 5:00 Pacific (GMT -8). Winners will be gifted their membership 2 September 2016.

Since the Olympics are just starting, please say "IN" and give the total predicted GOLD medals taken home by one of the following nations: China, Russia, GBR, U.S.A., or Canada. The closest match to the two highest nations will be the winners.

Basic rules:

a) My decision is final. Don't b*tch about it.

b) Non-site supporters may have ONE (1) entry.

c) If you are a BRONZE member, you may have TWO (2) entries. If you are a SILVER member, you may have THREE (3) entries. If you are a GOLD member, you may have FOUR (4) entries.

d) Rules are subject to change. See a).

e) You may not edit your answer in any way after posting. Edits will cause your entry or entries to be wholesale disregarded.

Thank you for supporting Lush Stories.

So, to be clear, does four entries mean four separate posts with one country per post, or can I put four countries on one post?

Thank you


Topic Things you don't understand even when they're explained to you.
Posted 02 Aug 2016 05:38


Have you ever gotten into a conversation with some one who for whatever reason your opinions differed enough to where it became a loud fight? That's "Positive Feedback." Each one excites the other more and the volume increases.

But if you respond with calming and non-argumentive responses it calms the situation. That's "Negative Feedback." You won't allow the volume of the argument to increase.

If you keep pumping on a swing and the swing arches higher each time, that's "Positive Feedback." Positive feedback so are additive so the volume, anger, swing, whatever, goes up. That squeal is you doing a 360 degree flip on the swing or a screaming fight that tears a vocal cord.

Does that help? If not please ask questions. It always helps to visualize the examples. Feel yourself pumping that swing and think about the amplified signal going back to the microphone that amplifies it again again sending it out to return again just like with each push you make and you swing higher until you go all the way around and you squeal. That's exactly what happens which is why they always ask you to turn your radio down or off. It always overloads with feedback. Let me know if I helped you, please.

I'm and old computer design engineer and I need to keep my mind working by helping explain technical things that have always come easy to me. I taught engineering for 10 of my career years the rest designing military weapons systems and telecommunications switching networks. I've been retired for 10 years and I'm recently widowed after 44 years. I gave 7 kids, 17 grand kids from 8 to 36 and 3 great grand kids the latest only 7 weeks old. He is absolutely gorgeous.

To be brutally honest, I don't get that explanation. Maybe it makes sense but I haven't really understood any of the explanations on this yet - not really understood.

I think the problem is that everyone is looking for analogies, and I want to know like actually what is the explanation, technically. If that means it's not in layman's terms then I'll just have to work it out.

D x

Topic Danielle X's What's the Odd One Out Quiz - A prize to the winner!
Posted 31 Jul 2016 11:42

Some correct answers and correct reasons, some correct answers with inaccurate reasons.

Keep 'em coming!

D x

Topic 'American English'
Posted 25 Jul 2016 23:43

I say arse, a lot. Am evidently a bloke! angel7


Topic 'American English'
Posted 25 Jul 2016 13:19

Here at LUSH, there are two very noticeable UK/US usage variations which almost always toss me out of a story, usually with a laugh.

knickers -- panties
arse -- ass

What I find interesting is the large number of differences in transportation related items: boot/trunk, motorway/highway, car park/parking lot and on and on.

Still, it's all proof that English remains an ever evolving language. As dem frogs are always saying, Vive la difference.


Arse is British but it's very much a man's word. We tend to say bum!

D x

Topic 'American English'
Posted 20 Jul 2016 13:18

i believe a lot of that has to do with the fact that our pop culture is more heavily intangled with yours. our music, movies and tv shows are quite popular there so it would make sense that you all understand more of our 'speak'.

Yes, possibly. A reasonable theory

D x

Topic 'American English'
Posted 20 Jul 2016 12:30

My perception is that the British are more 'fluent' in American English than the other way round.

Probably not authors, but the general public.

D x

Topic How do I stop slugs eating my lupins?
Posted 20 Jul 2016 12:12

We've used the nematodes. They are expensive, but they're easy to store (in the fridge in the container) until the next treatment, and easy to apply (with a watering can). They made a huge difference, and recommend it to our friends. sunny

Edit: You can also go out in the evening after rain, or when you've watered, and collect them. I put them in the green bin, so they can nom away to their hearts' content until they go to the composting place. Death comes to us all, but at least they go happy.

Ah thank you. The thing is, I hardly ever see the slugs, but I can plant lupins and withing two days they're munched to nothing! crybaby I'm deffo goona try them. I assume the local garden centre will sell them

D x

To be honest, if your garden is (like mine) a very slug and snail infested place because of the orientation and soil make up then I think that the answer is to not grow lupins or hostas or anything else that they will eat and then you're home and dry.

My garden gets no sun at all for 6 months of the year but is a sun trap in summer. This is caused by the height of the surrounding buildings and there's nothing I can do to stop my garden being shady from equinox to equinox. Combine this with a very heavy soil and the whole place is nirvana for gastropods. For that reason I gave up planting things that they really like and leave them instead with things like Euonymus and Sarcococca which they can't be bothered to chew through :)

I love lupins, so not giving up... yet. Unless the Scouse snails are a bit more tenacious than regular ones! f-hihi

Topic How do I stop slugs eating my lupins?
Posted 19 Jul 2016 13:49

I Googled this and came up with Nematodes book

Hmmmm... I like the idea of a natural solution. I'll give the little nemmies a go!

Thanks Katie

Big Hugs

D x