Forum posts made by magical_felix

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 24 May 2016 19:36



Actually no.... those who are Wild At Heart aren't suppose to endorse their comments about mediocrity... they're far above that level :P

Actually... I don't even know what that means. Over my head I suppose.

What I do know is that you don't have any RRs either... The plot thickens.

...

On a side note, I wanted my rank to be "motherfucker" but I was denied because CENSORSHIP.

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 24 May 2016 18:39



This is another great idea.... if adopted will stop all the bickering about the issue..... Nicola, please read this when you get out of hibernation :P

Actually no... The topic wouldn't have been brought up again to become an issue if the original topic starter (or his friends he's now pretending to have started the topic for) had a few RRs. That's the issue. If he would have been given RRs, I wouldn't be replying to this post right now. No system overhaul will change the fact that his writing is mediocre and fails to make an impression on whatever mods read it unless the system overhaul is to make the RRs a participation award and mandatory that every writer gets one. To tweak the criteria enough so that everyone has a few, yay. Only then will mediocre writers stop whining that they don't have any.

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 24 May 2016 15:36




Hi,

I understand what you are saying. Please read the comments, and then decide if you want to read the story.

If you still chose not to, I can appreciate that. I don't want to waste your time.

I don't have a lot of RR's, but this story I truly felt deserved one. I was glad when it was awarded one.

G

I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume the RR wasn't from Simply John, but are the comments part of the recommended read too? Because if they aren't, I'm not reading that shit. I only read RR worthy material.

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 24 May 2016 12:20



You and Lush are true to your word.

First RR awarded for my piece o' crap story under the new guidelines.



Who gave you the RR? I won't read it unless it was a good mod that gave it to you. If it was simply john or someone like that, I won't take the RR seriously at all.

Topic The Rage Cage
Posted 24 May 2016 11:54



Shut up. You're not supposed to quote people here.


https://38.media.tumblr.com/cc89ff05836e1df07bcaabcb397b3cee/tumblr_npzprobTD61sh3mf9o3_r1_400.gif

Shame.

Topic Club Zafia....
Posted 24 May 2016 00:28

https://66.media.tumblr.com/9e78ffec903f8f0170530f37831c6256/tumblr_nv3pmyzubF1rfe7dzo1_400.gif

https://www.youtube.com/embed/nLzjm9E1hwg

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 23 May 2016 15:34

Oh, was that a joke? I apologize for not seeing that Jack. Better luck next time.

Oh dang, it's true? Well shit... I have some extra frisbees if you want them.

Topic Sexy Girls in Nature
Posted 23 May 2016 15:25

https://66.media.tumblr.com/14cb359851e46a86ee7c94db5714c8a5/tumblr_o4kkud87RM1qzddoio1_540.jpg

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 23 May 2016 14:55



LOL you really want to go there? I'm game if you are lol

Damn, you bookended it with lols. That's serious.

I'm shaking.

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 23 May 2016 14:55

:) Still the same old Jack.

That was a good one...the brindle joke. Even you have to admit.

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 23 May 2016 14:49

And I am surprised that after 4 years of absence, that mods are still using the term 'butthurt' and calling out members on the forum. See, nothing ever changes lol

Because you were such a shining example of how to conduct yourself as a mod. lol

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 23 May 2016 14:47

Bravo Jack, you just can't live without insulting folks, can you?
What you say is true for French and in British English. In American and Canadian English however, the term blond is preferred every time, even when referring to female hair, though a few writers like to hang on to the gender distinction.

Your momma is brindle.

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 23 May 2016 14:09



That's the reason why we need to give all the details of course, otherwise you make it your story while it is ours. And she is blond, with blue eyes, darnit! angry7

Blond is masculine, blonde is feminine. Idiot.

Topic The Rage Cage
Posted 23 May 2016 10:21

Xxxxx called me an asshole. confused5

FUCK! angry7

EDITED to take a name out because we aren't allowed to rage at other members. angel7
.<<<<<


Shame.

https://upload.lushstories.com/1491147412-giphy.gif

Shame.

Topic Do men want women to shave their face?
Posted 22 May 2016 15:00

If I walked in on a woman shaving her face or if she like borrowed my shaving cream and I found out she was using it on her face I would be really really turned off. There are things I just don't want to know. Like for all I know my girlfriend has a gastrointestinal problem because she never poops. She eats and is in great shape but she hasn't pooped in two years.

If I walked in on her shaving her face?

RIP boner.

Topic Muirfield Golf Club - Blatant Sexism
Posted 22 May 2016 14:43

I feel like at the end of the day nothing is going to happened and we kinda made it clear that private clubs do what they need and also:
1. Its golf, no one gives that big of a shit, baseball, basketball, hockey, shit a tic tax toe tournemt would be more interesting to defend
2. They are a private club, but still they are in the public's eye, they should do what they want, just keep in mind that it has consequences

That is all folks, puts on sunglasses, drops mike, pics up cat and beer and walks away

Worst mic drop ever. Unless "mike" is your boyfriend or something, then my bad. But shit, this really was the mic drop equivalent of starting a slow clap at the wrong time.

Topic Preacher: First Trailer
Posted 22 May 2016 12:41

It premiers tonight.

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 22 May 2016 12:23

I'm sleeping with a moderator and even I can't get an RR. crybaby

Maybe you're not doing something right? That worked for me.

Topic Muirfield Golf Club - Blatant Sexism
Posted 22 May 2016 12:09



I know why they do it and I don't care (though "lower their inhibitions" sounds pretty bad). But that doesn't mean it's not discrimination.

For every "girl's night" discrimination travesty committed toward men there are a million serious things women are discriminated against. Shut up.

Topic Muirfield Golf Club - Blatant Sexism
Posted 21 May 2016 10:30

How about a "whites only" golf club? That would be 'awkward', right?




It is discrimination, so I don't see a reason why one should not call it that. I agree that whining about it is silly though, for all the reasons you just mentioned. Calling it what it is and whining about it are two different things in my opinion.

It is not discrimination because the reason night clubs and bars do that is because they want more women there to attract more men. They give them free or cheaper drinks to lower their inhibitions. The more free drinks the club gives them the less drinks men buy for the women and the more drinks they can buy for themselves. In fact, the club is doing the men a huge favor buy having girl's night; a bigger favor than they are doing for the girls. Drunker women with lower standards and more of them than usual. "Girl's night" is really men's night.

And yeah, it is similar to having all white clubs when you have all men clubs. I am not really opposed to that either though. I wouldn't want to be somewhere I am not welcomed based on my color or sex anyway. What is wrong though is having one of these clubs host a major tournament where it is harder for certain players to practice or even see the course. So if it is more important for the club to stay segregated than to host a tournament that is their choice I guess. Hopefully they are just excluded from everything except catering to their anti-women members.

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 21 May 2016 10:21



I feel for ya... It's often a balancing act in trying to not let some of the stuff you see in that role, affect the rest of your day - or, next few days. It is quite an eye-opener to realize that we share this planet with people that demented.



In your case it affected you for the next five years... Poor old fella.

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 21 May 2016 03:34

You could always just ask the person who gave them the RR, I do and not because I think that any mod here gives RR's to friends. As far as I am aware the system is fairly strict and monitored so a Mod would not get away with doing such a thing.

I ask because some Mods are harder to get RR's from (not that I have one I am mediocre at best and never expect to get one) and I mean no disrespect to any mod as I know how hard you all work. Perhaps this is simply because some mods have more time to approve stories than others which is why it appears this way but still if say my friend said Liz or Sprite awarded the RR I would be fucking in awe of them for having been awarded it by them.

I am not meaning to offend any mod and hope I don't its just that if/when I have asked the question they rarely reply with people like Liz or Rachel as the ones who awarded the RR to them. That being said I have also never noticed that any particular mod is responsible for awarding RR's consistently to a member who is also a friend. In my experience they tend not to or perhaps ask a fellow mod to look and give their opinion if they feel it does deserve one, That's what I would do but I still don't think any mod should have to just because people who don't receive them whine about it and think their is a conspiracy going on.

I certainly don't agree that...

The mod who issues the RR should be made public...as I said you could just ask the member and what good would it do? Just add to the conspiracy theory members who don't have RR's have cooked up.

If a mod gives a member an RR they should be restricted time wise as to when they can issue another to said member friend or not and who is going to monitor that? waste of time imho.

Mods not being able to give members who are also friends awards...Why should mods be restricted as to who they can friend? In theory they should not friend anyone who writes just in case they write something worthy of an award.

Readers be allowed to pick/make suggestions because most of them will be friends with the writer and biased. We could end up with a bunch of crap stories listed just because that particular writer has hundreds of friends who will suggest them as opposed to someone who only has 9 friends but has written a brilliant story and deserves the recommendation. This suggestion makes no sense to me, how is suggesting this and asking for it not hypocritical of suggesting a mod would give an RR purely because a member is their friend when they have restrictions and are monitored..friends are not are they?

Just my My 2 cents in yet another forum about how and when and whom should get RR's







Kiera, I would just like to say that you have been posting some pretty decent things lately. I like this new kiera.

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 21 May 2016 02:32



But that's exactly what makes the recommendation process utterly meaningless. If you walked into a bookshop and saw "Recommended by anonymous" you would be well within your rights to question the validity of the recommendation.

I appreciate the drama and difficulty involved in having a transparent system but it means we're left with an opaque system which, as you've alluded to, has and will naturally gravitate towards cronyism. It will always be questioned. It was an ill-concerned idea, albeit with the best intentions.

If people want to be recommended, the process is simple: get as many friends as you can who are mods. And make sure you get them to read your stuff. The more who read it, the more likely one of them will recommend it. It's playing a percentage game. If you're only relying on the person who approved it to give it an RR you're just relying on luck.

Yeah but when you walk into a book store and see that fucking Brad recommended Twilight: New Moon it might as well be anonymous because you don't know fucking Brad. And if you do know Brad then you probably don't need to go to the store to get his recommend.

When video rental places still existed, the one I went to had "staff picks". It didn't say fucking Brad recommends the Little Mermaid.

Topic Muirfield Golf Club - Blatant Sexism
Posted 21 May 2016 02:27



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Look, saying that girls getting into a nightclub for free or girls getting cheaper drinks on girls night and calling it discrimination against men sounds like some dumb ass menenist shit that lame ass cringy guys cry about.

So what if they get a cheaper drink sometimes. It is such an embarrassing thing for a guy to whine about. I get second hand embarrassment from it.

The truth is that it is more expensive in general to be a woman anyway.

Topic What are you grateful for today?
Posted 20 May 2016 19:29

I am thankful for Milik. That loves me so much he stayed on the phone with me for almost 19 hours

I am grateful that I clicked on this thread and saw that. I have a hard time staying on the phone for 19 minutes. This is truly inspirational.

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 20 May 2016 19:14



I probably wouldn't have wanted my name on the shelf if all the authors shopped there.

Exactly.

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 20 May 2016 19:12



While some of what you said I agree with, not all of it, though. What you or some people might call mediocre (insert laugh). Some people like myself included will find it interesting. Yes, people have different taste so the same story that you read that has a "lasting" effect on you would have a "yawn" effect on someone else. Now you might see an ugly, hideous how did you say it? Oh sloth-like creature, while I might see a beautiful baby. Who is wrong? So yes I agree on the part that you think that the mediocre should get better and try and edit better, proofread better or whatever the case maybe. I don't call people mediocre just a thing I have against a scale system I hate them! Saying, one person is better than other based on one person's outlook is pure stupidity.

I have never said and will never say that it relies on a "friend or knowing a person" system. I have just stated in the past and what I (personally) have read is not worthy of an RR to me. Which can go hand in hand as you or other people can read any of my stories and say NONE is worthy, which I can wholeheartedly say YAY! I do not strive for an RR. I like my stories to be different not to coincide with the "norm."

What I agreed with JC about is. I can see where he gets the idea from. And for anyone to blindly sit and say NO YOU'RE WRONG. Well now that is being the sloth creature you mentioned (not saying, anyone, is). Every system can be seen different by every individual and while some see it as perfect and working. Some might see it needing a tweak or another look. As someone once said, nothing in this world is perfect. So before saying it is always the mediocre complaining/whining. Take a look again and see it from someone else's view not just your own.

Like I said before I am not pointing fingers or am I judging anyone. In my eyes, your all great writers. Hell just putting your work and thoughts online to be seen by many deserves a hand clap. Keep up the good work and keep writing and striving for whatever you want from this site. Myself I like any comments whether you copy and paste it, say you like it, hate it. Just give it a read and rate it a 1. I like writing and not getting an RR, or a five will not stop me. Not even being called mediocre (laugh) Sorry that word just makes me laugh.

Look, I checked JC'c profile and read a little bit of his writing. He is not the worst I have ever seen but he is certainly not the best. I think mediocre is more than fair, maybe even generous.

If JC had RRs he wouldn't even be bringing this up. No mod thought he was worthy to recommend, that's it.

And if nothing is perfect then no amount of tweaking is going to make the RR system better. And I hope you are not suggesting that they tweak it enough so that everyone can have RRs, even the mediocre writers, because that would make it pointless.

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 20 May 2016 19:06



It's like you reached into my brain and plucked the words right out!

This. Exactly this.

While I agree with Burquette, she did say that her name was on the shelf. It wasn't "book store staff picks", it was her name. One of the things that always is brought up when this argument resurfaces is that the conspiracy theorists want to know which mod gave the RR.

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 20 May 2016 16:04



RR's don't mean quality writing. A mod just likes and passes a personal feeling. People have to understand that RR's are not an award. I am honored if an when I receive one, but it doesn't have to mean that I am a accomplished scribbler. The Mod simply wants to pass his or her personal view.

That is very true.

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 20 May 2016 15:52



I deserved that. And, my ass probably is big enough to (edit) fit over you. I need to take up jogging, lol! Honestly, that (edit again) last post wasn't meant to come off the way it did. I can be difficult, I know it. It's my worst flaw. I was angry, and mean. I will own my outbursts, it would be silly to deny them, all anyone has to do is look up old threads. I don't blame you.

Consider this my public apology, because it is...


See, the thing about realizing that someone has a disingenuous, dishonest, and dishonorable nature is this... You don't believe or trust what their intent is ever again. When I read this I just see a person setting themselves to act like a victim again. You want to publicly apologize so that next time I say something you can try to paint me like a villain who is mean even though you apologized. I wasn't born yesterday.