Forum posts made by kornslayer1

Posted 19 Feb 2015 09:10

Happy birthday from me too.

Topic How To Win An EP By Accident... (A lecture on writing poetry...)
Posted 15 Feb 2015 11:30

You are being quite beastly and winding me up something rotten.

I was going to reconcile with you. After that derogatory remark, I shan't bother.

Now take heed and skedaddle.
Whether you were gonna reconcile with me or not, it is just a simple fact: if you are gonna play in the rain, you are gonna get wet. Be mad at me if want, I really don't care. Ironically, that is coming from someone you thought of as your best friend at one point. Wonder why I would say that now. What do you think?

Topic How To Win An EP By Accident... (A lecture on writing poetry...)
Posted 15 Feb 2015 09:06

Now you listen here young man!

You have no one to blame but yourself.

I offered my help, and you refused, waved me away, thinking I was some kind of incompetent ninny.

I even offered to co-write a story with you and give all the guidance you needed in order to achieve the accolade of RR status.

You are a good writer, but there are certain aspects of your writing that could be improved.

And I'm sure that with a little help you can achieve your writing goals through patience, hard work and perseverance.

Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.

-- Paul Ryan
And your story with an RR is where exactly?

Just write for yourself and if people here (including the mods) don't like it, then that's their problem. Work your ass off to perfect your work and post it here. Don't let people discourage you, even if no discouraging words have been spoken. If need be, just tell them the following: Yippie Ki Yay, Motherfucker. - Kornslayer1

Topic 8 Free Silver Memberships but they have to be 'Gifted'.
Posted 07 Feb 2015 14:27


Topic If you could have any movie-prop from any film in cinema history...
Posted 04 Feb 2015 17:04

That shirt (33).jpg

Topic Anyone else have the day off tomorrow?
Posted 01 Feb 2015 16:08

Funny, I didn't get much of any snow during the holidays and since then it's been snowing on and off. Now it has snowed so hard that the factory I work at has shut down for the day. Fun to have the day off, but I'll just have a shorter paycheck though.

Topic Post the title most recent song that you listened to
Posted 29 Jan 2015 16:12

Slipknot- Before I forget. I'm going to see them in May and again in August. I can't wait.

Topic How To Win An EP By Accident... (A lecture on writing poetry...)
Posted 26 Jan 2015 17:22

You literally have about four times as many followers as I have so obviously, people love your stuff. RR's and EP's won't necessarily get you more views or votes just as views and votes don't necessarily get you an award. Write because you enjoy it. Read others' stuff, here and in books, and every time you have a wow moment, ask yourself what brought it about. When you see something that stops you as a reader and makes you roll your eyes, remember that. Read about writing as well... there are some great resources on our own "Morgan Hawke's" forum. Learn from it and your writing will grow too. The more you write and apply the craft, the better you'll get.

Every writer chases something(s). One award, more awards, more readers, inner journeys... I'm not sure that the goals end for any of us, but they might take a breather as we lose sight of them and disappear into the lives and plots of our characters and stories, and the themes and voices that carry them.

And sometimes, that's when you get an award. Maybe even accidentally, like Steph did. (I'm stingy but thought his poem was excellent.)

I guess one man or woman's trash is another man's treasure. Also, a lot of those followers came about when Lush allowed the 'I' word. I'm done chasing awards, but it still does get me though when I don't have even one. I agree that you should try to grow, but after a certain amount of growing and not getting anywhere, I just said 'Fuck it, I'm done.' and stopped going after RRs.

I've looked at other's work with them and still tried to make my stuff more like that, but still nothing. I've taken mods advice and worked one on one too. Mostly, I've tried to make my stories realistic, so people could see it happening in real life and not sacrificed my own style, but if it is not good enough for the mods after all the work I put in, I just find that a little depressing and discouraging.

It also goes to show again that I don't have the 'x' factor for them. Non mods may like and even love some of my work, but I'll never have a reward to show it. Not that I need it right now anyway. I'm sure I'll never stop trying to learn, but I may wind up elsewhere in due time.

I'm done chasing anything on Lush, but if I can't ever get anyone to like my work that much, I just don't see much reason to stay forever. That may sound shitty and pathetic, but those are my feelings on the subject.

Topic How To Win An EP By Accident... (A lecture on writing poetry...)
Posted 26 Jan 2015 16:11

As principessa said, it's just Stephanie's way of saying he's surprised and showing his appreciation over the award. But kind of is an accident. Always. RRs, EPs, prizes, always boils down to the same thing: catching the right mod/editor at the right time in the right mood with the right thing. That's as magical as it gets. Of course, accidents like this are much likelier to happen when a writer has done a certain amount of tedious homework. Stephanie is being very self deprecating about his writing, and yeah, Leningrad's structure is all over the place and even random through most of it. But it won an award because it's got "that thing" that rises above technical shit that means very little in the long run. Stephanie may be a lazy poet, as I am too, but he has a keen ear for the inherent cadence of the English language. Maybe it doesn't hurt to come from a place where people like James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Yeats, et al, are the major rock stars. The other thing principessa said that pretty much nails everything anyone needs to know about writing is that if you sit down consciously to write something award winning it's probably not gonna happen. It happens when you forget all the peripheral bullshit and just focus on the story, the characters, the heart, the music of the language...poetry or prose. So yeah, it pretty much does happen by accident...and it happens when you're paying attention to something else.
Well, thanks for clearing that up. As I've worked with your wife and other mods to try to perfect my work, I've hoped an accident would happen at least once. By now I'm just done waiting. My story, I worked on for over three months and was hoping that it would get an RR.

I worked on it from every angle, but it still wasn't good enough. Before that story and now after, I don't write in hopes to get rewards. I just write what I like to write in the best way I can. I guess I'm saying I agree with you, but it still seems impossible from where I'm sitting.

I've just heard from people that they've notice improvements in my writing, but it doesn't show in votes. A few more nice comments have risen up, but that's it. I just don't have that spark for the right people anyway. It has discouraged me a great deal, but I've done my best to fight it though.

I don't think I'll just be able to let it go forever. Eventually, if I don't get one, I'm at least gonna take a long break from Lush quite frankly. Call me crazy, but I think people would in fact take my writing more seriously if I had just one RR. It is still up to the mods to decide if it gets a blue thumb or not.

My problem is that there is something more I could have done afterwards. Put more drama in, better descriptive words, more defined characters and more shit too. So it gets me when I can't seem to ever get it right when there are no written standards or anything like that. I'm just throwing darts and definitely not hitting a bullseye.

Topic How To Win An EP By Accident... (A lecture on writing poetry...)
Posted 26 Jan 2015 14:32

It seems way too good to be true. To win an EP by accident? I find impossible to get even an RR. Granted I don't write poetry except the two I have posted, but still, sounds way too good to be true. The mods seems rather stingy about giving them out to whom don't already have a bunch. Is it easier to actually win an EP overall? Either way, I don't buy it. I'm sure it'll work for someone else though. I'd like to know how to get an RR by accident or just how to get one the normal way. After that, maybe I'll worry about an EP.

Topic Married for 40 years !!!
Posted 23 Jan 2015 18:24

Oh, that's a good one. I always knew that Tinkerbell was an evil bitch at heart.

Topic Why do guys jack off?
Posted 22 Jan 2015 15:04

I would assume for the same reason women do.

They have needs, and there isn't always someone around to relieve them.
Yes, pretty much that.

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 17 Jan 2015 07:11

Gold member stories go to the top of the list and get looked at Next. Anything more would likely open up the moderating team to nearly constant inquiries of "why isn't it finished yet?"

We do our very best to get stories out in a timely manner, and to give Gold members their due.
Yeah, I figured that before I posted, but I thought why not bring it up, just in case I got a different answer.

Posted 15 Jan 2015 14:37 birthday9.gif

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 15 Jan 2015 11:28

I know with the gold membership, you can get your stories fast tracked, but it would be nice if we could see where your story is on the list or if it is being looked at currently.

Topic Connecticut teen legally forced to undergo chemotherapy
Posted 13 Jan 2015 14:50

I can see that, he is a teen so people can still make those choices for him.

Topic If you caught someone you were attracted to, masturbating, would you stay and watch?
Posted 13 Jan 2015 13:27

Would you just watch them or look away to respect their privacy? Keep in mind that you weren't horny when you first saw them.

Topic Is anyone horny right now?
Posted 13 Jan 2015 13:19

I'm working on a nice hard on right now.

Topic "Happy Birthday Dear COCO, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!*
Posted 12 Jan 2015 12:54

Happy birthday, Coco.

Topic Boobs vs Ass Which in your opinion is better?
Posted 10 Jan 2015 18:35 (29).jpg
I just find them to be sexier. I don't even know why.

Topic does anyone here have a favorite musical?
Posted 10 Jan 2015 16:18

Not exactly a musical, but they do sing a lot of songs in it.

Topic What's for dinner tonight?
Posted 10 Jan 2015 16:02

Just a Tony's frozen pizza

Topic How did you find Lush?
Posted 10 Jan 2015 13:26

Just looking for the 'I' stories.

Topic Ladies, what all do you have pierced?
Posted 08 Jan 2015 13:47

Ears? Lip? Nose? Maybe hidden places?

Topic Favorite Pizza?
Posted 08 Jan 2015 13:29

Just pepperoni and cheese, sometimes with bacon or extra cheese.

Topic what are u watching on tv?
Posted 08 Jan 2015 13:04

NCIS, old but still good.

Topic doggy style or cowgirl
Posted 07 Jan 2015 15:05

dontknow Will let you know once I try it.
I hope you do

Topic What was the first movie you saw in a theater?
Posted 07 Jan 2015 13:29

Topic What was the first movie you saw in a theater?
Posted 07 Jan 2015 13:28

Topic What music makes you slam the volume?
Posted 07 Jan 2015 13:07

A shit load of music, but big favorites are Korn, Disturbed and Metallica. They do sound better blairing.