Forum posts made by jack_42

Topic What is the best line/phrase/image you've written
Posted 25 Mar 2017 15:53

"Banalities fall like cigarette butts." From one of my poem/song lyrics on site.

Topic Finding an authentic voice
Posted 25 Mar 2017 15:49

I kinda get into the characters head (as I'm sure we all do). That's the hard part though, becuase it's what makes the story flow from your fingertips. What I hate is when someone writes in choppy sentences. "I cooked dinner. I poured some red wine. We both love red wine." AAaaargh! someone shoot me if I write like that, lol!

Sometimes this style can be effective if done correctly Ernest Hemingway was a past master at it.

Topic mmf would you try it??
Posted 24 Mar 2017 10:05

Already have.

Topic Breaking News: Terrorist incident in London
Posted 24 Mar 2017 09:49

It is, but some people's 'reasonable actions' are undoubtedly founded on an irrational fear of Muslims- that's a definition Islamophobia. Being consciously or unconsciously Islamophobic is irrelevant, as the conclusion is the same.

And finally, do you really think the intelligence/police/communities of this, or any country, are sitting back and doing nothing?!

Yes there was a funeral the other day of the former leader of a terrorist group which a former president of the US praised highly laying a loving hand on the draped coffin. Yet that guy's organization used similar and more effective strategies in the past - such as blowing up department stores and bumping off the odd housewife looking for a new tea towel, or a herd of ceremonial cavalry horses. Not a Muslim in sight and all home grown too.

Topic just a little bit interested..
Posted 24 Mar 2017 08:20

According to the Kinsey report - one of the first in-depth studies of sexual habits - sexuality can be periodic and have moments where we are all inclined to one way or another on a variable scale.

Topic Thongs or normal panties?
Posted 24 Mar 2017 07:57

I wore a thong once just to see what it was like and it was painful - how can they stand it?

Topic Breaking News: Terrorist incident in London
Posted 24 Mar 2017 07:46

Everyone is overreacting to this which is exactly what terrorists want - though in this case I do not believe it was a group effort. It was horrible but pretty pathetic from an attacking point of view. Innocent pedestrians mown down and the perpetrator trying to attack a government building with a knife? This said 2 things - the poor policeman, despite being part of a special squad, should have had training to cope with a knife attack and simultaneously the security around West Minister must be pretty good. So why go on about it in this over the top manner? These guys are amateurs. When it comes to killing people my parents' generation left them standing the world has never really been safer than it is now but it has such instant, blanket and immediate communication things get exaggerated. Makes a good soap box for colourless people like Tersea May to spout cliche slogans. Well Churchill beat her to it. Cue in Elgar, a shot of the white cliffs of Dover - Vera Lynne "We'll Meet Again and with a wave of a cuban cigar ''We shall never surrender.''

Topic White Gals Africanization....
Posted 24 Mar 2017 07:32

Isn't this a very old cliche argument the converse would be Oriental guys?

Topic what is your favorite movie quote
Posted 24 Mar 2017 06:16

Sidney Poitier as Virgil Tibbs in The Heat Of The Night who has just been arrested as a suspect in a murder because he's a black guy in a suit in somewhere like Alabama in the early 60's.

Rod Steiger: And what do you do in Philadelphia to earn that kind of money?

Sidney Poitier: I'm a police officer.

Just so cool I think the movie helped political change in the U.S.

Or Marlon Brando in The Wild One where a young girl ingenuously asks him as the leader of a motor bike gang "What are you rebelling against?" and he replies "Whadaya got?"

Topic What's on your mind right now?
Posted 24 Mar 2017 06:09

Something made for procrastination - filling out my tax form.

Topic Kanye West announces that he is the biggest rock star on the planet?
Posted 24 Mar 2017 04:41

As music is the biggest part of my life I felt I should see this ''greatest rock star'' who I've never heard of. I was greeted by some guy mumbling and then shouting incoherent lyrics over a sort of disco type beat I think the song (for want of a better word) was called Black Skinhead or it may have been referring to the gentleman himself as he was black with a shaven skull. With talent like his no wonder he's an avid attention seeker.

Topic top ten movies you can watch over and over
Posted 24 Mar 2017 04:24

Father Goose.
The Apartment.
A 100 Year Old Man Climbs Out Of A Window And Vanishes
The Magnificent Seven
The Sting
Roman Holiday
Some Like It Hot
An Affair To Remember

Topic Ever fallen in love with someone you can't have?
Posted 18 Mar 2017 08:14

I am.

Topic Loudmouthed Liberalism Is Losing
Posted 18 Mar 2017 05:43

Don't get me wrong I'm not being xenophobic but the U.S. seems to have a different meaning to the word liberal. To me the U.S. itself was founded on this principle?

Topic Story Titles - How do YOU do it?
Posted 18 Mar 2017 05:34

Spine Chilling? flower

This is really good.

Topic What would you do?
Posted 08 Mar 2017 21:13

Go for it. There may be a reason for her delayed action. If nothing positive happens you have only wasted a small amount of time and you have nothing to lose. If there is no response then you can shrug it off - but if you leave it you will always wonder. Also she may be thinking the same thing ''Why hasn't he contacted me?''

Topic What turns you off immediately?
Posted 08 Mar 2017 12:28

Lying eyes.

And your smile is a thin disguise.

Topic i just had this thought about " The Wall"....
Posted 26 Feb 2017 09:32

Isn't this conversation sort of preempted by the fact that the wall already exists? Anyway it seems that in spirit it applies to Australians as well as Mexicans either there or not.

Topic which food can you SIMPLY NOT ABIDE?
Posted 25 Feb 2017 13:58


Topic How Far You Can Pee?
Posted 21 Feb 2017 13:41

This is is a strange sentence and I can't work out if it is a statement with incorrect punctuation or a question with a wrong word order. Either way the subject matter seems rather inconsequential.

Topic What are you listening to right now?
Posted 21 Feb 2017 04:05

Jesus Just Left Chicago by ZZ Top (and it's not about religion even though Muddy Waters turned into wine)

Topic Does the new American President seem mentally ill to you?
Posted 21 Feb 2017 04:02

It's not Trump's sanity that should be questioned but the electorate's.

Topic donald trump for president
Posted 14 Feb 2017 07:55

This guy publicly stated that he would condone torture but also said that he is a devout Christian - I think that says everything about him. Please impeach apple pear orange or whatever it is him otherwise you may look forward to a nuclear winter.

Topic You just won the lottery...what's your first BIG purchase
Posted 14 Feb 2017 07:43

This wouldn't mean too much to me; at my age time is the most valuable asset so I would pay off all my family's debts, keep enough to give me an income of 16,000 pounds a year for 20 years and then donate the rest to organizations creating local industries in 3rd world countries.

Topic When reading stories what words do you prefer to be used for your vagina?
Posted 08 Feb 2017 09:55

Just as a point of interest I would be interested in why many women don't like cunt. Also in the North East of England many women use an abbreviation of the word fanny which in the UK means vagina and call it a 'fan'.

Topic What's your personality type?
Posted 05 Feb 2017 03:04

ENFP - "Journalist". Uncanny sense of the motivations of others. Life is an exciting drama. 8.1% of total population.

Topic The death of chivalry?
Posted 03 Feb 2017 03:07

I must be a closet bi I open doors for anyone and have even paid for meals for both genders. I draw the line on draping coats over puddles though - must be my dominant side kicking in.

Topic What do you think about while you are masturbating?
Posted 03 Feb 2017 03:00


Yeagh I bet. :)

Topic Skittles (poll)
Posted 03 Feb 2017 02:57

Never heard of them. They can't be part of the globilization of sweets.

Topic You've wrote your life story and they want to make the movie. Who's playing you?
Posted 03 Feb 2017 01:27

I've only written up a short episode of 2 years when I was marooned as a 20 year old in the Libyan desert during the 60's and unfortunately am not familiar with any actors of today from the relevant age group. As it's mainly about life around me rather than myself it would be the other characters who needed to be cast and whoever they were they would have to be champion boozers and masturbators as those were our main forms of entertainment.