Forum posts made by dirtymartini

Topic Forum Game: Twin Word Link
Posted 31 Mar 2010 07:50

down coat

(what happened there???)

Topic Forum Game: Twin Word Link
Posted 31 Mar 2010 07:49

Synchromesh transmission

(what else?)

Topic Word association game
Posted 31 Mar 2010 07:16

gas

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 31 Mar 2010 07:06

Ah, Good Morning my fellow Lushs of Lush...eh, um Good Morning Mr. 4skin, sir...
Eh...I know I told you about my sure fire way to pay down my bar tab...and let's just say that didn't work exactly like I had planned it...
I couldn't help it the horse couldn't make it to the starting gate let alone the finish line...
But, the good news is I found another horse and this time it's a sure thing...no really...
(Pulls crinkled racing form from back pocket)
In fact, that's the name of the horse...Sure Thing. Let me tell you, I've seen a lot of winners and this horse is most definitely a winner, a true thoroghbred in his prime...the next Secretariat, if I say so myself...
In fact, they even have a picture of the horse right here...
(Holds up crinkled racing form)

http://www.lushstories.com/forum/upload/images/669-653-funny-horse-hat.jpg

Now tell if that ain't a winner if you've ever seen one???
In the meantime, I just need to borrow a few bucks to go to the track with...I blew my last two bucks on Glue Factory...
Is Scooter here? He always has money...
In the meantime, let me get a bourbon with a bourbon chaser...you know I'm good for it...
Once I get back from the track later I'll be buying everyone a drink...
Till later,
Alan.
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Topic Turn off Votes on your stories?
Posted 31 Mar 2010 06:32

I think having the option is always a good thing...but the default should always be "voting on"...
We don't want newbies coming here posting their first story and wondering why it got no votes after a month...I recall that happening to another author who came here and was wondering why he didn't get any comments...it was only after I tried to leave a comment on his story that I realised what he did...somehow he turned off the comment feature...
I would almost suggest that it prompts you with one of those "Are you sure?" messages...but, that is probably not really necessary...
Later,
Alan.
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Topic ... in my pants
Posted 30 Mar 2010 15:31

I Can't Drive 55...in my pants...

Topic Professor Shameless: could I have my grades now?
Posted 30 Mar 2010 15:29

Yes Shameless...she definitely gets a p ass ing grade...

Topic ... in my pants
Posted 30 Mar 2010 15:24

Hey Scoot...what's that song...

If You Got A Line, I Got A Pole Honey...in my pants...

Topic ... in my pants
Posted 30 Mar 2010 15:17

Turn On Your Lovelight...in my pants...

Topic ... in my pants
Posted 30 Mar 2010 15:16

Tubesnake Boogie (ZZTop)...in my pants...

Topic Suggestion: Friends Request
Posted 30 Mar 2010 15:15

I do not suffer with this problem, but I can appreciate you gals do.

Leave it with me.......


It seems like I've been losing friends lately...must be something I said...

Topic ... in my pants
Posted 30 Mar 2010 15:11

Dancing Queen (Abba)...in my pants...

This is fun...lol...

Topic ... in my pants
Posted 30 Mar 2010 15:11

Lay Lady Lay, (Dylan)...in my pants

Topic ... in my pants
Posted 30 Mar 2010 14:12

Can't Get Enough Of Your Love...in my pants.

Topic ... in my pants
Posted 30 Mar 2010 14:08

The Line Forms Here...in my pants.

Actually not sure if that is a song...if it's not, I'll write one...

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 30 Mar 2010 14:06

I'm glad this work day is over... balvenie on the rocks please and get yourself and the bar a round too.

Cheersoccasion5

Algol

Did someone say my favorite words "get the bar a round???"...thought I heard music to my ears...
Let's see...big decisions...
Hmmm...Mr. 4skin, how about a double bourbon with a bourbon chaser...and since Al is buying, give me a shot with that...let's see, how about a shot of bourbon...ah yes, great way to start off an evening...
Cheers,
Alan.
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Topic Forum Game: Twin Word Link
Posted 30 Mar 2010 11:38

count Dracula

Topic ... in my pants
Posted 30 Mar 2010 11:37

Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On...in my pants.

Topic ... in my pants
Posted 30 Mar 2010 09:16

Let The Good Times Roll...in my pants

Topic How Long To Write A Story?
Posted 30 Mar 2010 09:12

I hear all that Alan but get a damn proofreader before you submit it. I bet you would get more readers and less attitude if you took that one simple step. As for me I got two people proofing after a moderator was nice enough to tell me to fix my mistakes before they rejected it. That goodwill dont last forever though baby, so now I have others help me on the back end too. Okay I said enough here but that just pissed me off when I read it. Sorry everyone.

Never had anything rejected for form, grammer or spelling...only for content...

Topic ... in my pants
Posted 30 Mar 2010 09:09

Girls Just Want To Have Fun...in my pants...

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 30 Mar 2010 09:07

Hey Scoot...nice new av pic...you're moving up in the world, I see...

Topic ... in my pants
Posted 30 Mar 2010 09:06

Let's Get It On...in my pants

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 30 Mar 2010 07:34

Hey, um...Good Morning Lushers and Lushettes...
Ah, hey Scooter...do you have a couple of bucks I can borrow...just till I get back on my feet...
Hey Mr. Rumpskin...ah, I know I told you the other day I'd pay down my tab...
(Rumages through empty pockets)
But, ah Glue Factory was not all he was cracked up to be...I know, hard to believe. I got that tip from a handicapper at the track, he didn't tell me the horse was handicapped...I should have known something was wrong when they had to drag him out to the starting gate...
Let's just say it went downhill from there...
(Rumages through empty pockets, pulls out ball of lint)
Hey, um...I got another tip on a horse though, I'll post the pic a bit later...I just need a quick drink...
Ah, um, double bourbon with a bourbon chaser...just, um, put it on my tab for now...
Cheers,
Alan.
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Topic How Long To Write A Story?
Posted 30 Mar 2010 05:51

Hey Xuani...I am not saying I necessarily get it "perfect" the first time...I don't know that there is a "perfect" story...actually there is one, but it's not mine...
The thing is, I know myself well enough to know that if I start "editing" after I write that can be an endless thing...I will try to make it "perfect" and the story will never get posted...
The best thing that works for me is to write it up and put it out there, otherwise it may never go...
The errors tend to get pointed out by others, and I really do appreciate that...I've already established that I am not good at proof reading my own work...my mind sort of passes over the errors no matter how often I read my stuff...besides, if I kept my stories around a month or so before posting I would have an unmanageble backlog...I tend to get a fair amount of ideas I want to write up...
That explains why the first 40 or so stories I posted on Lush never had to be sent back for editing...the errors were all already picked out by readers over a period of months in some cases...
And yes Nicola...I am very concious of the job the mods have...I certainly wouldn't want to do it...
Cheers,
Alan.
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Topic Where on Earth are you from? (Location, not heritage)
Posted 29 Mar 2010 15:28

nicola... i fuked it up... wheres australia, i did it.... but cant edit... help

I can't edit polls unfortunately!

There's normally an option for Asia Pacific, we generally get lumped in there.

Other is fine icon_smile

I think it would be cool to have everyone's approximate (state level?) global location on an interactive map, like google maps, but with plotted positions, like those dating adverts:

http://www.lushstories.com/forum/upload/images/100-maps.jpg

Gav, have you got a spare 5 minutes? evil4

Nicola...I think that is a great idea...and maybe include some kind of search feature...say, for instance...hot-looking single women within a 20 mile radius...
Where is Gav???
Cheers,
Alan.
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Topic How Long To Write A Story?
Posted 29 Mar 2010 13:50

I don't write "rough drafts" and then go back through them. I sit there and get it right the first time.

Anyone thinking they do it right the first time should read it again just because of their overconfidence.

I hate to pick you out of the crowd Exakta, but you sit amongst a crowd of authors who do check their writing and tell them you do it better because you "get it right the first time"; insinuating that the others do not do it correctly.

I've only read one of your stories (The Woman in the Blue Chair), but you misused the word "passed" instead of "past" since it is the past participle of the verb “to pass” when someone walked by something, "walked" putting it in the past.

Another misused word is "caste" which is a societal term and not to cast light on something.

**"Oh fuck." I thought to myself.** Oh Fuck should not be in quotations, it is a thought and not spoken words.

And a few commas were needed where there were none, and a few semi-colons in place of a few commas or periods would work better as well.

This is from one story of no proof reading. If you read the story after finishing, you will notice things that spell-checker's do not.

Sorry, no one is perfect.

Hey FF...never implying that I was pefect or that one way is really better than another, just the way I do it...but, thanks for pointing out things that needed to be corrected...I mentioned in another forum post recently on editing, that I have a hard time correcting my own errors because my mind seems to automatically correct them as I read my own stuff, no matter how many times I try...
Actually, shouldn't 'Oh fuck' be in single quotes? I did notice that one later...
Alan.

Topic How Long To Write A Story?
Posted 29 Mar 2010 12:37

Most of my stories are long, my last being almost 12 thousand words. I'll usually spend 3 to 5 weeks on each story from typing the first word to time of submission. Fortunalty for me, I love to write and don't mind long hours at the keyboard.
My poems though are a completly differant story. Both of the poems I submitted were written in about an hour.

I was thinking that. If it's a short story that's one thing. If it's a novel that's a whole other "story". LOL

Have you done a novel? And how long did that take???
That's what I'm attempting to do now...right now it is nine pages of notes and two opening sentences...seems novel writing is a whole different animal...
And I agree with others here that poems are usually fairly quick...though it took me three days to do "I'd Do It For You"...longer than any story...
Later,
Alan.
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Topic Where on Earth are you from? (Location, not heritage)
Posted 28 Mar 2010 14:56

U.S.A...New Jersey, but don't tell anyone...

Topic How Long To Write A Story?
Posted 28 Mar 2010 14:47

Hey Roc...funny you asked this, because I just did an interview for another site last week and they asked the same thing and I was discussing it with another author earlier...
Here is what I wrote for the interview...

> Q. How long does it take for you to write a story? Could
> you talk us through the process?
I usually work the story out in my head before I start...otherwise, I would sit in front of the computer and stare at a blank screen. Still, it takes me about an hour per page in Word to write a story. That includes coffee and cigarette breaks, though. I think my process is different from most writers. I don't write "rough drafts" and then go back through them. I sit there and get it right the first time. In fact, once I type the last word and put the date, I post the story on another site. I don't even read the story until after it posts, and then only to correct any errors I might have missed...the site I post on first allows a 24 hour edit period.

That's the story behind my stories...so, in other words...the longer ones tend to be an all night process...
Later,
Alan.
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