Forum posts made by dirtymartini

Topic Today in Pictures (post a picture representing your mood)
Posted 07 Jan 2014 00:24

Yeah, been pretty damn cold around here as of late...and this is really cold btw...

Topic FAIL Thread
Posted 02 Jan 2014 12:38

I wonder what MLK would have to say about this...

Topic Android or Iphone
Posted 01 Jan 2014 19:51


Topic How about a WIN thread?
Posted 01 Jan 2014 19:26

I think I finally found the solution to drinking and driving...a bar that comes to I just need to get the phone number...just sayin'

Topic Bacon how do you like it?
Posted 01 Jan 2014 19:18

Damn, I just found a new breakfast idea...I wonder if I can get this at McDonalds...would it be wrong to ask them to Supersize it?

And this would be the alternative for those on the go btw...

Topic Random Birthday?
Posted 01 Jan 2014 17:56

I just thought I had 120 friends here born on January 1...didn't seem strange to me...Regaeman Man

Topic "Madiba"...written for the upcoming Inner Child Press anthology...
Posted 31 Dec 2013 15:26

Note : This was written for the print anthology..."Mandela, The Man, His Life, Its Meaning, Our Words" be released by Inner Child Press in early 2014... and there's still some time to submit btw...if you're a day late, they won't mind...

Now Open for Submissions - Mandela Cover 1.jpg.opt388x485o0,0s388x485.jpg


He was the voice of those who had no voice,
The spokesman for the oppressed.
He became a true hero to the downtrodden,
Who had been denied their basic human rights.
There were those who tried to stop him,
But he proved himself a true force of nature.
Because you can arrest the man,
But you can't arrest his vision.
And while they could lock him in a cell,
They could not lock away his ideas.
And while they could put shackles on his body,
They could not put shackles on his dreams.
And those dreams live on,
To the very ends of the Earth,
In every classroom where black and white
Learn side by side.
In every place of worship,
Where young and old gather together,
In every peaceful demonstration,
Where tyranny falls, and liberty reigns triumphant.
And in the cry of every newborn,
That they be born into a world of hope and tolerance,
Where equality and civil rights are the norm.
For you can bury the man, but not his beliefs.
And though his voice may be silent,
His spirit will live on and on.


Topic Been wondering if I should post more...
Posted 29 Dec 2013 22:09

If you look at my stories, I haven't posted in months, mainly due to my depression of several personal things.

Actually, others here have noted, you're not the only one who suffers from depression...I have for years btw...and I haven't posted anything here for a variety of reasons as well...

I agree with Miss Shy Daisy and the rest...if you feel like writing, write...if you feel like posting, post...there's no rule here says you have to post a certain amount per year or anything...and when you do feel like posting again...I guarantee, Lush will be here for ya'

Topic Vegans and Cum-Swallowing
Posted 29 Dec 2013 19:07

It is obvious, of course, that a true, honest Vegan would never suck down anyone's bodily fluids. They will use no animal products or parts what so ever. That is the truth. Neither skin, nor hair, nor flesh, nor milk, nor semen, nor pussy juices would cross their lips. And we humans are but animals of a sort. So there. Hah!!

Sounds to me like true Vegans would have a rather dull sex life...just sayin'

Topic Does Technology Help or Hinder You?
Posted 22 Dec 2013 21:01

Totally helps...I don't think I could imagine writing a story if I had to use a typewriter, and carbon paper and stuff...I'd be completely lost without a word processor...just sayin'

Topic Lie versus Lay - which is which? Authors PLEASE READ
Posted 22 Dec 2013 20:54

I've been known to lie to get a lay...oh wait, that's another story...

Nice post, I'll never remember any of it though...Regaeman Man

Topic Too many story ideas?
Posted 22 Dec 2013 20:51

I as a Christian have no problem with what I write, they might if they find out.

I would tend to assume that Haineko is not your real name, so it shouldn't be a problem...and I agree with the others who wish they had your problem...just start writing the stuff up, that's all...

Topic Wishing you all a Merry Xmas, and a Happy New Year!
Posted 22 Dec 2013 20:41

Yeah, Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and everyone here as well...

I found a nice tree to decorate this year, looks like a Colorado Spruce...I doubt they'll be any cookies left for Santa though...just sayin'

And of tree is complete without suitable ornaments...Mr. Scooter helped me pick these out btw...

Anyway...just want to note that Christmas this year falls on a Wednesday...and we all know what that means...

And let's not forget the true meaning of Christmas my friends...fortunately for Jesus, he was born over 2k years ago and not today...

And yes...Santa will not be passing up any cookies this year...rumor has it he'll have plenty of appetite...

And finally...the really meaning behind that phrase explained...

That's all for now...I need to go wrap some gifts for the holidays...

Have a great holiday my Lushie Friends...Pour WineRegaeman Man Pour WineRegaeman Man Pour WineRegaeman Man


Topic Favorite show.
Posted 22 Dec 2013 18:50

I never actually saw this show, but just saw this and felt the need to post it somewhere...since it seems to be such a hot topic as of late...

Topic Science Says: Cocktails Could Protect You From Getting Sick...
Posted 19 Dec 2013 11:25

I had assumed as much for sometime now...I think I have some friends who may never get sick...just sayin'

Science Says: Cocktails Could Protect You From Getting Sick

Topic Writing a Whole Novel...?
Posted 15 Dec 2013 08:55

I thought this was a decent article...and you can look at the thread above to find out how to actually write one, after you decide to do it...of course...

11 Ways Writing a Novel Changed My Life

Topic Putting yourself in your stories,and re using the same charater's in some of your stories.
Posted 09 Dec 2013 19:01

I don't think you can help but put yourself into your own stories. Even when you're basing a character on someone else, it's your interpretation and your perception of them.

Yeah, I would tend to agree with that...most of my stories here are written in first person, and the main character is ostensibly me...but, not completely certainly...there's quite a bit of liberties taken here and there...I would tend to say my fictional self is somewhat more adventurous than the real life version, for instance...

Heck, if I did half the things my fictional self did, I'd probably be serving a life sentence in a penitentiary somewhere...just sayin'

Topic General Writing Resources
Posted 07 Dec 2013 11:34

Here's another list you might find useful...I happen to think it's pretty darn good anyway...


It's from the Resources section at the end of this article btw...

5 Rules For Conquering Chaos That Every Writer Should Know

Personally, I think the resource section at the end is the best part of the article...but, the article itself ain't too shabby btw...

Topic Rest in Peace - Nelson Mandela
Posted 06 Dec 2013 18:00

R.I.P. Nelson Mandela...

Btw...if anyone wants to be part of a print anthology of poetry and prose honoring him...check this out...deadline extended to Jan. 1...

Print anthology honoring Nelson Mandela open to submissions...poetry and prose...

Topic Commonly Confused Words
Posted 06 Dec 2013 17:46

Never really seen it explained this way before...but, I think this kinda makes sense...

Topic Bacon how do you like it?
Posted 04 Dec 2013 15:26 has finally caught up with what we've all known for years...happy8


Topic Leila Rose-Gordon is writing a series on writer's block in the Examiner...
Posted 04 Dec 2013 13:55

I currently have about five (at least!) stories that are begging me to finish writing them, but I'll just sit and stare at my screen.

Thanks so much, Alan!

Yeah, I usually don't start anything unless I have a pretty good idea how the story will go from start to finish...otherwise, I just end up staring at a blank screen myself...

Here's another article on writer's block someone shared today over on Facebook...I thought this was pretty good...

Unblock Writer’s Block – Guest Post by A R Silverberry

Topic Bono exposed as a complete fraud - harsh analysis?
Posted 03 Dec 2013 15:14

Just saw this article...and it reminded me of this thread...

Bono and Geldof are C**ts – a review

Topic What do you think of this woman lying about an anti-gay note for attention?
Posted 02 Dec 2013 10:21

Wow, I saw this posted on FB the other day - I didn't know this was a stunt - whatever did she hope to achieve?

Well...she got her name in the national news alright...though not in quite the way she intended, I'm sure...I have a feeling she won't be trying that trick again anytime soon though...

Topic Leila Rose-Gordon is writing a series on writer's block in the Examiner...
Posted 30 Nov 2013 19:15

My friend Leila Rose-Gordon has a series in the Examiner on overcoming writer's block, and she talks about me and my 9/11 poem no less, in what I believe is the first of the series...I think this short little article is good in that it points out the value of how even a bad event can be turned into a good thing in the form of inspiration for a story or poem...check it out my blocked writing friends...happy8

Overcoming Writer's Block - a Series

Topic Pros and cons of lush membership...
Posted 23 Nov 2013 20:35

Pro - tons of good stuff to read...

Con - not having time to read much of anything lately...

Topic How did you find Lush?
Posted 20 Nov 2013 18:28

Another member I knew from another site told me about Lush...she's not on here anymore btw...though she's still over on the blue site, last I checked anyway...

On another note...something tells me there are more than a few forum threads like this one...try the new and improved search feature...

Here's a couple to start you off...

How did you find out about this site and have you told others about it?

What brought you to Lush and why do you stay?

Topic For all you story writers out there Question,how do you start your Stories?
Posted 17 Nov 2013 18:36

How long does it take you to write and do you ever research?

Generally, all the stories are done in one night, with a few exceptions that I can probably count on one hand...I think the only story on Lush that I ever did research for was "Flight Lessons"...and that was reading a couple of Wiki-How To articles on flying a Cessna 172...

Topic Twitter for Authors: Part one - build your tribe...
Posted 17 Nov 2013 13:48

@lushstories could create a list of lush authors that have twitter?

Works for me...this is me btw...I am @Exakta66

Twitter - Alan W. Jankowski

Topic New user question: Saving a story to my computer
Posted 17 Nov 2013 13:44

Thanks for your replies. My intention is not to offend, or steal, so I will not pursue this.

Yeah, if you got permission from the author first, it would be different...

Btw, I had somebody do something similar once...a reader took my first story, and put herself in it...and made a few minor changes, and sent it back to me...I thought it was kinda flattering actually...but, better to get permission before attempting something along those lines...

Like others pointed out...there is so much plagiarism and bad intent these days, some authors may be taken aback by your matter how innocent your intent...