Topic Friends with another author?
25 Oct 2011 07:06
I think it depends on what kind of person you are.
If you're a person that likes conversing about ideas, brainstorming with others, etc, then having author friends to talk shop with will be amazing for you.
If you're a person that doesn't like your thoughts and ideas challenged, or find it tiresome to debate finer points with someone who you think has a crazy point of view, then keeping to yourself would be beneficial to society as a whole. :)
Personally I like to have author friends who are on the same wavelength as I am in terms of communication skills etc. I don't mind when someone points out a fault in my work, even if I think that particular thing isn't a fault. Broadening myself in terms of being a writer includes being shaped (to a degree) by the thoughts and emotions of others.
I don't like friends who are only friends so I'll read their drivel and stoke their ego. Heaven forbid I actually critique it.
Topic No longer any good old fashioned debates
16 Oct 2011 11:11
Debating is certainly a constructive art, when done well. I know from my own personal life, people seem to be lacking the ability. Every comment of debate seems to be taken as a direct attack on their person, starting an argument. Are people so sensitive now?
Topic Would you forgive her If she tried to kill you?
15 Oct 2011 20:04
As the question reads...over time I would probably forgive her. Continue to live with her? Hell NO! Stay in contact with her? Hell NO! Visit her in prison? Hell NO!
(pretending to be a guy so I can add my two cents) I'll agree with this one. There's alot of difference between forgive and taking her back.
It's a hard life carrying around hurt and hate and fear. Far easier to make sure she can't come into your life again, work through the pain, forgive her (even if only for the sake of your karma ;) ), and move on.
Topic Missing wife
15 Oct 2011 19:46
The worst being (to the husband) that they would find her and return her to him. :P She's only been gone a week and he already got rid of her stuff, remember? ;)
Topic Top Chefs
14 Oct 2011 17:21
If it weren't for tv chefs, I wouldn't know how to cook anything, beyond boiling the crap out of stuff.
And my pick would be Jamie Oliver. His style is the one I can follow the most, I like his personality and what he tries to accomplish. His first tv series is the one that made me feel like cooking can be an expression, as easy as smiling. :) How he cooks is the way I want to eat - simple and earthy.
I guess I just don't have a palate for the 'right way'. ;)
14 Oct 2011 17:09
I don't know if being color blind could make dyslexia worse. I just have a much more difficult time deciphering type that is printed in blue, made worse on a monitor or anything that has light behind it.
I am sure being color blind would create other problems such as reading traffic signals. I would think that the person would then learn which light to go or stop on by its vertical order on the light.
I know for me it would, lol. Colours help me pick out details, and it's loads of details that make my brain start skipping.
If seeing certain colours is hard, maybe being colourblind would help?
14 Oct 2011 00:48
I think dyslexia takes a unique form for each person, right? Or it seems that way, at any rate.
Numbers are my issue. In math class I would open my book and literally be asleep on it in 2 minutes. I was 18 and going through adult education when a teacher (not even the school's math teacher, oddly enough) pulled me aside, took a look at how I work, and taught me how to do algebra with coloured pencils. In five minutes she fixed what years of schooling and teachers could not figure out. By writing out each step and using colours to highlight what particular part I was working on, the confusion stopped.
I think the best thing that can happen to dyslexia is for more and more people to be open about it. It's something that doesn't advance until we have a look at the problem in a new way. The math teachers I had been dealing with were all looking at my problem in the traditional way, and I was going nowhere. This other teacher took a moment to think outside the box and changed my life with what she discovered.
As for using dyslexia as an excuse... Sometimes people use it as an explanation, and that gets misunderstood as using it for an excuse. If someone points out a mistake of mine, I'll apologise, maybe make a joke about being dyslexic, and it's not because I'm using it as an excuse to get away from trying harder. It's letting people know what's going on because I don't want to be seen as an idiot; I want them to understand there's a valid reason behind the mistakes that has nothing to do with my intelligence or my ambition.
It's actually been my experience that dyslexic people are incredibly smart. Just look at the people in this thread! ;)
Topic Best flash mob
06 Oct 2011 20:00
I love when people do these!
Topic Spell Out Your Numbers
04 Oct 2011 14:43
Lots of good points. :)
For me, I agree that most numbers should be spelled out. My mind just skips over the typical lists of stats presented in a large portion of the stories here as an uninteresting read and moves on to the proper meat of the story... Which there generally isn't. There are exceptions, of course, but it's my experience that people who put a paragraph of numbers to describe their characters typically lack the ability to create anything thrilling.
I have to go with clum on this one: gut feeling plays alot in nicely built writing, including numbers.
One thing I like to do, though, is use numbers for addresses, dosages, and other things we typically see regularly as numbers. It triggers those parts of the brain used for that type of thing, and brings the reader one step closer to picturing the real thing. Some things we remember as numbers, and accessing those memories in people creates a more rounded picture of what they're reading, in my opinion.
Topic Describe what characteristics you like about your man's cock?
26 Sep 2011 18:29
What I notice most about them is the feel of their skin. I love that velvety feel, love running my fingertips up and down the underside when we're just laying in bed together, watching a movie or talking. When things are heating up, before I wrap my lips around him I have to rub my cheek against it, brush my lips along it just to get that feeling before it gets wet and slick and an entirely new good feeling.
26 Sep 2011 18:11
holy crap lol That's gotta be painful to whoever's phone it is...
Topic The texture of cum
22 Sep 2011 18:12
Even more worryingly... if you google that book and look at one of the stores selling it.. a comment reads:
Dec. 11, 2010
By Bob T Wibble
For a long time I've been using my own juices as that 'secret ingredient' in all kinds of meals, and everyone raves about that special flavour my food has, while I just quietly smile and maintain a dignified silence. It's so exciting to see this kind of thing in print, making the most of what is after all, just a natural substance. After all, we use milk, which is squeezed out of cow (unless my wife happens to be lactating) for many recipes. Just remember to keep it fresh, semen doesn't keep. I recommend storing it in icecube trays (clearly marked!!!) and then topping up as you can - melting cubes when required. I'm a member of a cooking forum with over 9,000 members, and shall be recommending this there!
..........................................................................Trolling or not, that has just RUINED my day.
I died a little on the inside reading this... I am never, never ever eating anywhere but my own kitchen ever again.
Topic The texture of cum
20 Sep 2011 22:38
*quietly horrified by cookbook* oh my
As for texture of cum... I don't like anything super sticky and thick. Or chunky. I've never seen chunky, but I've heard about it. There's gotta be something wrong about that. Fluid and runny is my preference, lol.
19 Sep 2011 18:50
This is a really good question. I feel too many people measure their success by mainstream values - how big their tv is, how far away their vacations are, how expensive their car is. How new their model of cell phone is. How natural their spray tan looks. Etc.
My own measure of success would be no debt, no outrageous bills to pay, a solid job, a healthy home, healthy family, and money growing in the savings. When I feel safe, I feel successful, and safety means these things to me.
Topic Unexpected endings - writing challenge (ongoing)
14 Sep 2011 19:14
... on her left forearm, and some sense of self preservation caused her to listen to it's tiny shriek of warning. Unfortunately, in her tuck and roll to avoid the incoming...
13 Sep 2011 13:11
In keeping with the 'testing the water' theme, bring home some porn on the subject to watch together. If he seems to like it, feel free to show how much it turns you on. And, too, if he sees that you like it, he might be more willing to try it.
I understand your shyness in coming out and telling him. If you're finding it hard to say it in words, sounds and reactions are good for giving him a clue. Bring some of the stuff into your environment, be it stories, porn, or some new gear, and let him see how it excites you. If it turns you on, he'll most likely want to join in. :)
Topic Unexpected endings - writing challenge (ongoing)
13 Sep 2011 12:21
One day, on the way to the store for milk.....
... I fell unsuspectingly into the arms of someone I hadn't expected to ever see again - my proctologist.
Understanding the ways and wanderings of house cats can be...
Topic Vibrating toys!
06 Sep 2011 16:59
I don't get off much on the vibrating toys, but a sex shop sales girl once threw me a pitch for the vibrating panties - about how you could wear them when you were home alone doing the dusting etc, how they make housework so much more fun - that almost convinced me to buy them.