Forum posts made by nymphwriter

Topic Taking a Cock in your mouth
Posted 02 Aug 2015 13:15

Just depends. I personally enjoy it as it's a special way of pleasing my man.

Topic The Age of Distraction
Posted 02 Aug 2015 13:09

I know this thread got rather heated with some amazing opinions (and a few who thought this was just a joke.) This morning, I came across this article from The New York Times about Screen Addiction and kids. It instantly made me think of this thread. It might re-spark the debate... it might not. I just think it has merit and it fits with this thread.

Screen Addiction is Taking a Toll on Children

Topic Name something that you learned about yourself since joining Lush.
Posted 02 Aug 2015 13:01

That I'm actually pretty talented as a writer.

Topic Which would you rather hear Great ass or Great body?
Posted 02 Aug 2015 13:00

If they are talking about my husband... then a great ass. Lfunny

All joking aside... a great personality... but hey... if they like my ass or my body I'm good.

Topic *Happy Birthday Naughty Nurse/Dirty_ Di/WHATEVER SHE'S CALLING HERSELF ON HER BIRTHDAY!!!*
Posted 02 Aug 2015 11:47

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Topic Post the title most recent song that you listened to
Posted 02 Aug 2015 11:39

We're Not Gonna Take It Anymore - Twisted Sister

https://www.youtube.com/embed/V9AbeALNVkk

Topic What's making you happy right at this moment???
Posted 02 Aug 2015 11:34

Scoring an amazing deal on fabric to decorate my classroom thanks to fellow Scouting Moms sticking together and a "Going out of Business" sale. Hopefully the 14 yards of fabric will be enough. evil4

Topic Windows 10!!
Posted 02 Aug 2015 11:28

My husband did the upgrade to Windows 10 a few days ago and it wouldn't let him stay online for more than a few minutes and we have a new modem. He finally uninstalled it and said he might try again after a few updates.

Me... I'm waiting. Honestly... let us keep Windows 7 if we want. Fuck... they just forced EVERYONE to Windows 7 (I know... my district was having kittens about this & the problems it was causing district wide) and now the Windows 10 free roll-out is causing nothing but headaches.

Why can't they leave well enough alone?!?

Topic Is Cursive Dead?
Posted 02 Aug 2015 10:47

I know I'll be actively supporting the continued teaching of cursive writing in my area. There is plenty of brain capacity with these children to learn that along with everything else. The public education system in the USA is not that challenging. These same educational leaders that brought us Common Core Standards have led us to a 36th place in the world for education.

Hmmm... Do they hope for a 'Participation Trophy'?

Eliminating cursive writing to me is likened to eliminating Neoclassical or some other style from Art History. It is consistent with our mediocre education standards and leadership. Therein lies our problem.

What else, that they might consider 'unnecessary', will they eliminate? Possibly art, music, literature, etc. Certainly simple functionality doesn't require those subjects? However, I believe the development of a well trained mind, a more complete person, a better thinker and problem solver, does require a fuller education. I believe cursive writing, a huge link to history, is important. It would be rather sad for our future children to be completely incapable of reading The Declaration of Independence, family histories, and a great many historical documents because of a lazy school system.

I wish to applaud you for saying what you did Buz... but I wish to warn... some schools have eliminated art & music to push more reading, writing, and math. My last elementary school took away science & history (mind you... the teachers used history & sciene that to teach reading & writing, but our scheduled time for it was taken away from us.) Some schools have cut recess to a barely enough time for the kids (and teachers) use the restroom, a bare minimum of 30 minutes for lunch, and making school as unfun as humanly possible.

I hope there are more like you Buz... pushing for what we should keep in school instead of pushing for what we should use instead.

Topic Name a theme song for the avatar above yours.
Posted 02 Aug 2015 09:15

Summer Breeze - Seals & Croft

https://www.youtube.com/embed/pC1K1AYvtAo

Topic New Category Poll - Historical Sex Stories
Posted 02 Aug 2015 09:11

I'm pretty sure our excellent team of story mods, will be able to figure out these most important and intellectually challenging categorisation conundrums (ccc)

I completely agree!!! They wouldn't be story mods if they weren't amazing! Hugs

Historical will make a great category and the amazing authors of Lush will do a great job. I'm sure we'll see some interesting takes on these future historical stories despite what some critics might say. Who knows... we could think of history and historical fiction in a whole new light. Lwinking

Topic New Category Poll - Historical Sex Stories
Posted 02 Aug 2015 08:48

I'm honestly not trying to be a dick. This is a feedback thread about creating a new category, and I'm just trying to articulate my opinion on it.

I don't see the need to muddy up the waters of a Historical category with Sci-Fi&Fantasy when there are already two categories for those stories.

I never thought you were. I assure you... I was just raising a point about how we have several amazing stories that could easily cross genres. I actually respected your opinions. To be honest... I think Historical will get "muddied" by other elements that some would say aren't historical. We're good. No worries.

Topic Cheating....
Posted 01 Aug 2015 18:51

I have a husband who's favorite thing to do is spend time with me. This includes shopping, going to the movies, visiting museums, and much more. Why the hell would I fuck all that up over a "hall-pass"? For me... the answer is no. I got finally got a good man and it's not worth giving up for anything.

Topic What is the best song to have sex to?
Posted 01 Aug 2015 18:44

Cry to Me

https://www.youtube.com/embed/-pouIFiaIig

Topic New Category Poll - Historical Sex Stories
Posted 01 Aug 2015 18:33

VALID POINT... Let's look ONCE AGAIN at the nuance of category.

The FACT that the story is MAINLY CONCERNED with a PAST historical situation and setting cites the story in the THE HISTORICAL CATEGORY.

Story Mods do this every day... It's NUANCE... (Erotic Poem or Love Poem???) They call it and in my time and indeed in my experience since, 99.9% of the time that crew call it right.

xx SF

*EDIT!* * GIGGLE !*

There are stories all over this site that can be classified as fantasy, sci-fi, supernatural, BDSM, and much more but the AUTHOR chose to put it where he/she did. No one questions these stories and why they are where they are at. We saw this challenge with the amazing This is Hardcore comp we just had not too long ago. There were many debates about what was hardcore & what was more BDSM. I'm sure some of the stories could easily fit in either category without a problem.

Yet... have some minor time travel and it seems everyone looses their shit. Okay... not everyone... but damn.

Steph hit the nail on the head when he said these are NUANCES. If you get so hung up on one minor plot device... then you've got a bigger problem. Someone earlier said if the story focus was about someone "fucking Cleopatra"... then it would work. If someone went to change the past... it would not. If your hang-up is how they got there... let the authors... and maybe the Mod who takes the time to verify the story address that. Not some critic.

Topic What's Your Current Mood.
Posted 01 Aug 2015 10:40

Excited and annoyed.

Topic New Category Poll - Historical Sex Stories
Posted 01 Aug 2015 10:38

How we COMPLICATE things...

Here's my My 2 cents

I think that a Time Travel story COULD, (if obviously taking place in the past...) be posted under HISTORICAL. That is, IF THE OBVIOUS ACCENT OF THE STORY CONCERNS HISTORICAL DETAIL RATHER THAN THE MECHANICS (?) OF THE TIME TRAVEL PROCESS ITSELF...

Indeed, if THAT SAME STORY were posted in Sci-Fi it might disappoint readers who were looking for a more of a WILLIAM GIBSON hit... (Look it up!)

(A TIME TRAVEL story set IN THE FUTURE is SCI-FI, NO QUESTION!)

Ultimately and AS ALWAYS if there is a QUESTION about category placement it will be resolved by the experienced and capable Mod Team who do that sort of thing every day.

(So WE don't have to worry our talented little heads about it!!!) All WE have to do is WRITE.

Thank you. I am STEPHEN, VOICE OF REASON...

(Available for After Dinner speeches...)

xx SF

Thank you Stephen for being the voice of reason. Hugs You understand what I'm trying to communicate. As I had stated before... if Nic give this an absolute NO... then fine. I appreciate you actually reading & understanding my suggestion. read2

Topic New Category Poll - Historical Sex Stories
Posted 01 Aug 2015 10:07

The person who has done the time-traveling is always going to be out of sync. If they're not at least reflecting on the differences between their time period and the one where they are, then what's the point of it being time-travel at all? Once you start doing that, the focus isn't on the past, it's on the sci-fi aspects.

The only way I see it remaining focused on the past is if the time-traveler isn't the POV character, and the time-travel aspects only appear at the end as a twist. BTTF 3 told from Clara's perspective.

You are making assumptions on stories that have yet to be written. I asked if it could be possible, but you and a few others seem to be all hung up on the time traveling element and nothing else. I've read a few stories where this plot device of getting them into the past is quickly dealt with and then... the rest of the story is about their being in the past. They don't have any "modern technology" screwing things up from the past nor do they do anything that makes it obvious they are from the future because the character (and the writer) are not idiots.

Please note... I never said anything about time machines (someone else said that.) I asked about time-travel. I never said HOW it would occur. It could be an enchanted piece of clothing, a special stone, a doorway, a vortex, a wormhole, or a hundred other things. And sure... it could be the twist at the ending too. So... I guess what I'm saying is before you completely shoot down an idea... you know what the person is talking about. A few others understood my idea... my thought.

I also know Nicola has the final say. If she says no... then it's over and I'll move on. It was a suggestion about an element within this potential new category. Nothing more.

Topic New Category Poll - Historical Sex Stories
Posted 31 Jul 2015 20:42

The category description should probably mention Westerns specifically, because the genre is most often split off from other historical fiction in so many places.

As far as time-travel goes, I'd say that belongs in Sci-Fi regardless of the focus. Even if you're focusing on the interaction within the time period, at least one of the characters isn't from that time period, or it wouldn't be a time-travel story. To one degree or another, that character is going to be a fish-out-of-water.

It's a Yes for me, because a couple of genre categories help with placing stories that cross a broader range of kinks.

As to the time travel element... the whole fish out of water was the whole idea. Everyone keeps focusing on how the person gets stuck in the past... but if that's just a plot device to get them there... and the focus of the story is the past... then it could be historical.

I assumed you meant something along the lines of the Christopher Reeve/Jane Seymour film Somewhere in Time ?? I love that film and don't class it as being Science Fiction although time travel is involved, am I right?



That's exactly what I was thinking and I don't think of that film as sci-fi whatsoever! And I love that movie... always makes me cry. crybaby

Topic Lush V2 Bug List
Posted 31 Jul 2015 12:44

Not really sure if this is a bug... or something that should be added to the submission page... but here goes.

I entered a title that had & instead of the word and , but the symbol was lost and my title didn't read as I had intended. While the fix was an easy one, is this something that is not possible in titles? If so, could there please be a quick blurb (I did double check and as of this post... there is no such notice about this) to write out the word instead of using symbols.

Topic New Category Poll - Historical Sex Stories
Posted 31 Jul 2015 12:29

I disagree. Think of the Back to the Future movies. I would definitely put those in science fiction, not historical fiction. Also that series Outlander. Science fiction, even though the majority of the drama is historical.

For me, whenever science fiction elements show up, it definitely goes in that genre.

My 2 cents

While I totally agree Back to the Future was complete science fiction... and I know nothing of this Outlander series you mention... I was talking about a plot device that sends a character into the past. Think more A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court ... where the modern person is thrust back in time & fools those of that era... only in this case... they do it with the intention of fucking other characters. Not all science fiction elements must be exclusive to science fiction. My 2 cents

To my mind, it is going to depend on how it is focussed. If the time travel is just a device to get the character into the situation and most of the action is about the history (Scott goes back in time to screw Cleopatra or something), then I'd call it historical with "time travel" as a tag.

This was what I was trying to communicate, but it seems that my meaning was misunderstood by some.

Topic The Worst Thing That Has Been Said To You
Posted 31 Jul 2015 09:53

"You're just a piece of white trash cracker bitch that someone pulled out of the dumpster." (Said to me by the parent of a student in front of a class of 4th graders.)

Topic New Category Poll - Historical Sex Stories
Posted 31 Jul 2015 09:47

Science fiction/fantasy with historic tags.

Kinda how the movie Timeline is categorized scifi but set mostly in medieval times.

588-rolleyes More like a Historical Fiction with a "Time Travel" tag.

Topic New Category...
Posted 31 Jul 2015 07:56

This applies to any category. It isn't a matter of, "I wouldn't take part in that category so it shouldn't exist." I don't read or write Lesbian stories but I still see the value of that category.

When I voted, I knew I had no interest in reading or writing Revenge stories, but it didn't influence my decision. I voted based on whether I thought this new category would bring value to the site. Does it fill a gap? Will it appeal to a large enough number of readers and writers to make it worthwhile? Is it a clearly defined category?

If we take the view that those who aren't interested could just ignore it, we could have hundreds of categories with a handful or stories in each and mall numbers of readers. Eventually categories become a pointless exercise.

This vote didn't exactly demonstrate an overwhelming enthusiasm for Revenge stories.

clapping Well said! You summed up the issue of a new category very well. I hope with all future categories that people that this in consideration.

Topic New Category Poll - Historical Sex Stories
Posted 31 Jul 2015 07:52

I think this could open up a lot of great story ideas for our amazing authors. My one question is could this include a time-travel story where a modern character finds themselves in the past (American Revolution, Old West, Civil War, etc.)?

It's only a thought (at the moment) but it was the one that came to me when I saw this thread.

Topic Happy Birthday Thread For Wolf Princess
Posted 30 Jul 2015 21:49

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Topic Is Cursive Dead?
Posted 30 Jul 2015 21:44

To begin with, I'm including the link to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English/Language Arts only because this topic deals with writing. This is not a slam toward mathematics or math teachers in anyway. These are the standards I must use everyday when I teach. I will not in anyway be defending them... but I will explain what I know & understand how they are supposed to work.

http://www.corestandards.org/wp-content/uploads/ELA_Standards.pdf

I started teaching before CCSS existed. Back then, under NCLB (No Child Left Behind), states were required to come up with teaching standards that defined what students were supposed to learn. States like California and New York came up with some tough standards, while other states had... lesser ones. Thus a HUGE inconsistency was created. Then you ran into a situation where schools got poor standardized test scores. Want to guess where the majority of those schools were? Poor neighborhoods that get Title 1 funds.

Now, for those not familiar with Title 1, let me give you the "quick & dirty" explanation. Every year schools send home a ton of forms, one includes an application for free and reduced lunch. For families that struggle financially, this program will provide their child a free or low cost meal for lunch and possibly even breakfast (this depends on the school & the district.) Now, if the percentage of the students on this program is high enough, the Federal Government will give the school extra money in the form of Title 1 funds. The higher the percentage, the more funds. These funds can pay for teacher's salaries, trainings, materials, supplies, etc.

So, a school that is classified as a Title 1 school, often (but not always) has children that are below grade level for an assortment of reasons (which I'm not going to get into.) Hence, they tend to not do as well on a standardized test. If a school's overall scores are bad enough over several years... the state can come in and take over. When over half of the schools have this happen... the state can't take them all over.

CCSS was supposed to create a set of standards in English/Language Arts & Mathematics so that a 4th grade kid in California was learning the same thing as a 4th grade kid in Georgia. These were created with teachers. At least... that's what we've been told.

Within these standards were items that were measurable. So things like handwriting were not included persay. Some are designed to drop off at a certain grade where as others.

In ELA, the categories are: RL-Reading Literature, RI-Reading Informational, W-Writing, SL-Speaking & Listening, L-Language.

Handwriting is covered in the early grades, but not cursive. K.L.1.a & 1.L.1.a (pg 26) covers printing upper and lower case letters. That's it! After that it's expected a kid can print their letters. There is nothing about cursive.

Now spelling... that's L.2.b for all grades... but by 6th grade... it's just "spell correctly". It's a strand within the standard.

Assuming all students have access to technology is a mistake. While I do know the current percentage is 85-90% of all kids with access to technology at home... I have worked with those 10-15% of kids who don't. Teaching them the fine motor skills of writing, including cursive does help with brain development. I know middle school teachers who are trying to teach cursive (which was taught in 3rd grade when I first started teaching.)

Sadly now... thanks to CCSS and the new SBAC testing system... all standardized tests are being given on a computer (unless an alternate is needed, planned for, and given.) Thus the need for a child to write... print or cursive is no longer a NEED as it was just a few short years ago.

I don't want to think cursive is dead. Sadly though... I do think it's dying. crybaby