Forum posts made by principessa

Topic Sexual words association
Posted 02 Dec 2012 15:25


Topic Last Two Letters ....
Posted 02 Dec 2012 15:11


Topic Where is my story?
Posted 02 Dec 2012 14:44

Let me add to Sprite's post to address all writers who want their work published quickly.

Please do not depend on spell check to edit your story. Read it carefully to check your spelling because spell check will allow misspellings that are words, often with hilarious results, e.g. I put my arms around her waste. (That was in a story. I did not make it up.)

Please read your story paying attention to where you pause. There should be a comma there if it is a phrase or a full stop if it is a complete thought.

Please format your story into paragraphs of about four sentences or where the narrative should logically break. All dialogue should be formatted into separate paragraphs each time someone speaks. A mass of prose with few or no paragraph breaks will be returned to you.

Read about the use of apostrophes if you are not sure. They are not for plurals. They are used either for contractions or to signify possession.

Please do not overuse exclamation marks. They lose their power if used in every other sentence.

Please check your verb tense throughout your story to be sure it is consistent. Many submissions have tense shifts from past to present and back again.

Please take a look at the proper form for punctuation, formatting, and capital/lower case letters for dialogue in published stories and follow that example in your story.

Please do not use text speak in your story or short forms like & or ok or lbs. Use the entire words.

Please do not expect that you can spend less than an hour putting your thoughts in writing and that it will be published. The writers whose work is most admired here on Lush put time in editing and improving their stories before they are submitted and published. If you put in the time and effort, you will have the satisfaction of only minor edits being done by the mods and your story will be posted on its first submission.

Please do not resubmit your story as new with no changes after it has been returned to you for editing. This is a waste of the volunteer time of the mods as well as your time. Lush maintains a high quality of erotica by insisting that stories be literate before they are published. We are certain that you would not want that to change.

Please take the time to read the resources available on all aspects of writing in the writers' forum. They will help you polish your work and allow it to be published more quickly.

Finally, a thank you when you have been helped by us would be appreciated. As I said, we volunteer our time and spend hours working on your stories. We really do want to post them for you.

Topic Should the NFL postpone the Panthers vs Chiefs game Sunday?
Posted 01 Dec 2012 13:59

I am not a sports fan and don't like football at all, but I do have an opinion.

Of course the game should be postponed by any standard of ethics, decent behaviour and compassion. However, football is a very big business in the United States and has an almost religious status, even at high school and college level, never mind the NFL. It is not going to happen unless the fans themselves put an enormous amount of pressure on the league and shame them into doing the right thing. It was this kind of public outrage that caused the New York Marathon to be cancelled after Sandy.

Topic Palestinia becoming a non-member observer state in the UN
Posted 30 Nov 2012 10:19

Imagine for a moment that Cuba was lobbing rockets to Miami indiscriminately. How long would the US stand for it? Or a similar situation with any other country. Why should Israel be the only country in the world expected to live under such conditions by the apologists for Palestinian terrorism?

Imagine for a moment that instead of allowing the Palestinians to sit in refugee camps for fifty years the oil-rich nations of the Middle East had done their best to absorb and/or support them. What would their situation be now?

The Israelis have a right to live in peace as do the Palestinians. I believe in the two-state solution, but the Palestinians seem to have a talent for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. How many times have they been millimeters from a peace settlement and walked away? (Camp David, with President Clinton, etc.) It is almost as if without their hatred of Israel they could not exist. Who would they then blame for their plight? They would have to look at their corrupt leaders.

I do not agree with the ultra-Orthadox Israelis who continue to insist on settlements outside of Israel. Other Israelis should not have to defend them and this is blocks any agreement.

The problem is similar to that in American politics. The extremes on both sides have too much power relative to their numbers.

While Hamas was elected in purported democratic elections, they do not recognize Israel`s right to exist. Until they do this and stop terrorist tactics, there can be no peace. They deliberately hide themselves and their armaments among the civilian population and then complain that there are civilian casualties. Contrary to the Israelis who warn civilians away, they target them, even school children.

I am also appalled by the intellectuals in Europe and elsewhere who want to boycott anything that is related to Israel and compare them to Nazis. There could not be a more disgusting comparison considering the country was populated by survivors of the Holocaust. The hatred of Israel in these circles is a thinly veiled anti-Semitism and is abhorrent.

The truth is that neither side can come to the table with clean hands, but I remain convinced that there is more blame on the Palestinian side.

I hope that this UN victory is one for Abbas and strengthens him in rivalry with Hamas. There is a glimmer that if this is the case, peace might be possible.

We can ask about history so far, how is that working for you? It is time for some brave statesmanship on both sides.

Topic What is the most romantic movie you have ever seen?
Posted 27 Nov 2012 16:31

"The English Patient"

Topic where would you like to be kissed first except vagina when horny?
Posted 27 Nov 2012 16:28

Mouth, neck, shoulders. Love, love, love kisses.

Topic If a Woman had to Challenge You...
Posted 21 Nov 2012 18:41

This was the subject of a classic "Seinfeld" show - a contest for which character would last longest with hilarious results.

Topic Approaching 150K members, $150 Amazon Voucher up for grabs!
Posted 11 Nov 2012 17:44

Given the new total number, my new guess is January 22nd.

Topic Teacher convicted of sex with 18yr old students
Posted 11 Nov 2012 13:45

There are roles and professions in society where you have a trust with your client/patient/student that cannot be broken. Many professions have rules against sexual relationships with clients/patients. Teachers are in such a position of trust and clearly there is a power imbalance between teachers and their students. A student might be coerced into sex or threatened with failure in the course. A teacher might be blackmailed by a student and risk the loss of their licence.

Even at 18, and a certain level of maturity, you do not have the wisdom that you would as an equal to a teacher twenty or more years your senior. It is not really an informed consent because of that and the power imbalance. It is also a really messy situation.

People who join professions know and understand the rules of professional conduct. They are there for a reason. The same applies to clergy, coaches, scoutmasters, or anyone else who deals with young or vulnerable people in a position of trust and authority.

This woman should lose her teaching licence. A long jail term is probably not appropriate.

Topic Can Romney/Ryan get elected?
Posted 11 Nov 2012 07:03

I thought we might let Maureen Dowd have a word about the election results.

Romney Is President

IT makes sense that Mitt Romney and his advisers are still gobsmacked by the fact that they’re not commandeering the West Wing.

(Though, as “The Daily Show” correspondent John Oliver jested, the White House might have been one of the smaller houses Romney ever lived in.)

Team Romney has every reason to be shellshocked. Its candidate, after all, resoundingly won the election of the country he was wooing.

Mitt Romney is the president of white male America.

Maybe the group can retreat to a man cave in a Whiter House, with mahogany paneling, brown leather Chesterfields, a moose head over the fireplace, an elevator for the presidential limo, and one of those men’s club signs on the phone that reads: “Telephone Tips: ‘Just Left,’ 25 cents; ‘On His Way,’ 50 cents; ‘Not here,’ $1; ‘Who?’ $5.”

In its delusional death spiral, the white male patriarchy was so hard core, so redolent of country clubs and Cadillacs, it made little effort not to alienate women. The election had the largest gender gap in the history of the Gallup poll, with Obama winning the vote of single women by 36 percentage points.

As W.’s former aide Karen Hughes put it in Politico on Friday, “If another Republican man says anything about rape other than it is a horrific, violent crime, I want to personally cut out his tongue.”

Some Republicans conceded they were “a ‘Mad Men’ party in a ‘Modern Family’ world” (although “Mad Men” seems too louche for a candidate who doesn’t drink or smoke and who apparently dated only one woman). They also acknowledged that Romney’s strategists ran a 20th-century campaign against David Plouffe’s 21st-century one.

But the truth is, Romney was an unpalatable candidate. And shocking as it may seem, his strategists weren’t blowing smoke when they said they were going to win; they were just clueless.

Until now, Republicans and Fox News have excelled at conjuring alternate realities. But this time, they made the mistake of believing their fake world actually existed. As Fox’s Megyn Kelly said to Karl Rove on election night, when he argued against calling Ohio for Obama: “Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better?”

Romney and Tea Party loonies dismissed half the country as chattel and moochers who did not belong in their “traditional” America. But the more they insulted the president with birther cracks, the more they tried to force chastity belts on women, and the more they made Hispanics, blacks and gays feel like the help, the more these groups burned to prove that, knitted together, they could give the dead-enders of white male domination the boot.

The election about the economy also sounded the death knell for the Republican culture wars.

Romney was still running in an illusory country where husbands told wives how to vote, and the wives who worked had better get home in time to cook dinner. But in the real country, many wives were urging husbands not to vote for a Brylcreemed boss out of a ’50s boardroom whose party was helping to revive a 50-year-old debate over contraception.

Just like the Bushes before him, Romney tried to portray himself as more American than his Democratic opponent. But America’s gallimaufry wasn’t knuckling under to the gentry this time.

If 2008 was about exalting the One, 2012 was about the disenchanted Democratic base deciding: “We are the Ones we’ve been waiting for.”

Last time, Obama lifted up the base with his message of hope and change; this time the base lifted up Obama, with the hope he will change. He has not led the Obama army to leverage power, so now the army is leading Obama.

When the first African-American president was elected, his supporters expected dramatic changes. But Obama feared that he was such a huge change for the country to digest, it was better if other things remained status quo. Michelle played Laura Petrie, and the president was dawdling on promises. Having Joe Biden blurt out his support for gay marriage forced Obama’s hand.

The president’s record-high rate of deporting illegal immigrants infuriated Latinos. Now, on issues from loosening immigration laws to taxing the rich to gay rights to climate change to legalizing pot, the country has leapt ahead, pulling the sometimes listless and ruminating president by the hand, urging him to hurry up.

More women voted than men. Five women were newly elected to the Senate, and the number of women in the House will increase by at least three. New Hampshire will be the first state to send an all-female delegation to Congress. Live Pink or Dye.

Meanwhile, as Bill Maher said, “all the Republican men who talked about lady parts during the campaign, they all lost.”

The voters anointed a lesbian senator, and three new gay congressmen will make a total of five in January. Plus, three states voted to legalize same-sex marriage. Chad Griffin, the president of the Human Rights Campaign, told The Washington Post’s Ned Martel that gays, whose donations helped offset the Republican “super PACs,” wanted to see an openly gay cabinet secretary and an openly gay ambassador to a G-20 nation.

Bill O’Reilly said Obama’s voters wanted “stuff.” He was right. They want Barry to stop bogarting the change.

Topic Can Romney/Ryan get elected?
Posted 07 Nov 2012 08:28

This is a comment posted by someone called rewiredgdog on Obama's victory in The New Yorker. I thought it was worth sharing.

"Hopefully Obama's victory and more importantly Warren's in Massachusetts represent the beginning of the end for the angry white men's vote in American politics. The GOP right now is in ICU with a severe case of the Stockholm Syndrome. And Lee Atwater, the sinister political operative behind the infamous Willie Horton campaign ads, must be spinning like a lathe in his grave. Being a crusty and cynical old fart, that is, a retired baby boomer and disabled Vietnam vet who has just seen too much how the real world works, I felt like a young man last night. I had such a profound attack of schadenfreude, I almost looked for my little brown bottle of nitro tablets thinking it was an angina attack. The I realized I was experiencing such joy and hope for the future. Maybe, just maybe America is finally making a historical course correction toward normalcy. I thought I was watching a corny ending to an old Frank Capra movie. But I just hope Obama stops his tired "nice guy routine," takes off the gloves and get medieval on the GOP's ass in the next four years. Jimmy Morrison of The Doors was wrong. You can petition the Lord with prayers. Power to the people. "The little power," as Melanie Griffith said to Harrison Ford in Working Girl."

One of the lessons of the election is that the demography of the US is changing and the formula used by the GOP for years will no longer work. Let's hope they are not obstructionist in Obama's second term and put country before party. These are the people who vowed that they would do everything they could to see him fail and not win re-election. The question of the day is, "How did that work for you?"

Topic Can Romney/Ryan get elected?
Posted 02 Nov 2012 07:18

From The New Yorker: (I thought we could all use a laugh.)

Posted by Andy Borowitz

KETTERING, Ohio (The Borowitz Report)—Hitting the campaign trail one day after the arrival of Superstorm Sandy, Republican nominee Mitt Romney tweaked his position on abortion today, saying he now supports it in cases where it makes people vote for him.

“I would make an exception for abortion in cases where the life of my campaign is at stake,” he told a crowd in Kettering, Ohio.

Sandy, which slammed into the East Coast last night, was such a powerful weather system that it prevented Mr. Romney from changing his position on abortion for twenty-four hours.

“It was important for Mitt to come up with a new position on abortion today,” said his campaign manager, Matt Rhoades. “It sends a message to the American people that in the aftermath of Sandy, things are getting back to normal.”

Mr. Romney made no reference to his comments about eliminating FEMA, which have been declared a disaster area.

Posted by Andy Borowitz

DES MOINES (The Borowitz Report)—A new Mitt Romney is emerging in the closing days of the campaign, aides say: a man who is increasingly “being eaten alive with jealousy” by President Obama’s budding relationship with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

While Mr. Romney has told reporters that he is “totally fine” with Gov. Christie flying around in a helicopter with President Obama, privately he has told aides, “Seeing him with Chris Christie is tearing me apart.”

The trouble began earlier this week, a Romney aide said, when Mr. Romney saw Mr. Christie on CNN mention that President Obama “had given him his number at the White House.”

“Mitt was like, ‘Fine, whatever, do we have to watch this?’ and then basically ran out of the room,” the aide said. “It was completely awkward.”

Making matters worse, the aide said, “Chris Christie isn’t returning his calls.”

“Mitt was trying to explain his position on FEMA to reporters yesterday and he got all excited because his phone started vibrating,” the aide said. “It turned out it was just Ann.”

Mr. Romney, who has been seen doodling Chris Christie’s name in the margins of his briefing books in recent days, has apparently decided on a new course of action: to make the New Jersey governor jealous.

“He’s been calling Cuomo,” the aide said. “But Cuomo won’t call him back either. It’s all so sad.”

Topic Contractions
Posted 01 Nov 2012 15:28

I use them in dialogue in stories but prefer not to in the narrative. I don`t like that conversational quality in prose. It is a matter of preference and taste, I suppose, and the tone you wish to convey in what you have written.

Topic World around you in two words
Posted 01 Nov 2012 14:08

computer nightmare

Topic Describe yourself in one word
Posted 31 Oct 2012 15:15


Topic Let the voting begin! Let's see how a lushworld poll compares to the real world...
Posted 31 Oct 2012 08:46

Here is one scenario of what might happen.

My Mitt Fantasy
Published: October 23, 2012

While I was watching Mitt Romney make up fantasy positions in the foreign policy debate, I had a fantasy of my own.

And given the electoral isthmus the two men are wrestling on, it doesn’t seem like such a wild one. There is growing buzz that the dead heat could slide into a deadlock.

If Romney does suspend voter disbelief enough to tie President Obama, with each getting 269 Electoral College votes, the Republican-controlled House would determine the president — and give it to Mitt. And the (presumably) Democratic-controlled Senate would determine the vice president — and give it to Joe Biden.

So the first election decided by Congress in more than a century would produce a Republican president handcuffed to a Democratic vice president.

I think we can count on good ol’ Joe to devote himself to tormenting President Mittens. When Romney begins his “I, Willard ...” at the inauguration, Joe can howl like a banshee, “That’s a bunch of malarkey!”

When Biden sits behind Romney at his first State of the Union address, in that familiar tiered TV shot, the vice president can guffaw and roll his eyes and slap his knee and put his head in his hands and wave a sign behind Mitt’s slick head that reads, “Bunch of stuff.” I think we can count on Joe to ignore an enraged Tagg shaking his fist from the gallery.

A historic tie, which would spur demonstrations that would make the health care battle look like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, seems a logical conclusion of the bitter partisan paralysis here and the bottom-feeding campaign, where hope has been chased out by lies on one side and character exaggeration on the other.

And why is the race so perilously close, given the dizzying fall of W. and the dizzying rise of Obama, a mere four years ago?

It is partly because of Obama’s endless odyssey of self-discovery, where he rattles around in his own head, trying to figure out who he is and why he’s stuck on a Denver debate stage, forced to justify himself in this clownish format against this shape-shifting chucklehead.

At the first debate, the president gave off such a feeling of ennui, he could have used a fainting couch. It suddenly made many voters who thought it only fair that Obama get another term, given the mountain of trouble W. had left behind, wonder if that second chance would be embraced with energy, imagination and zest.

And the race is vise-tight because Mitt’s a marvel. Never in modern memory has a presidential candidate so brazenly contorted himself, switching positions to suit the moment and pushing claims, like about Obama’s imaginary “apology tour,” that have been debunked.

But as Bill Clinton warned the Obama team last year, attacking Romney as a flip-flopper, as the president did Monday night in Boca Raton, can help Mitt with centrist voters who like the idea that he’s actually a sheep in Wolfowitz clothing.

Forgoing his Klingon rhetoric, Mitt played cling-on to Obama’s Spock, suddenly clutching onto the president’s positions on China (which he said had made “progress” on trade), Iran, the Afghanistan deadline, drones and ousting Hosni Mubarak. Romney was running so far to the left of Obama that he never even mentioned the tangled White House response to the Benghazi consulate slaughter, which Republicans on the Hill have been working tirelessly to tee up for him.

In the surest sign that Mitt had donned a more soothing costume, he even made a flattering reference to the United Nations, the bête noire of his hawkish neocon foreign policy advisers.

But it was no doubt the neocons who coached Romney to sheath the bayonet to neutralize Obama charges of warmongering. In The Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol urged Mitt to be “pre-presidential.” (Sort of like pre-emptive war.) He advised Romney to speak at the debate “in a bipartisan way” and appeal “to the broad American tradition of international leadership, and to the actions of Harry Truman as well as those of Ronald Reagan.” He advised praising “our diplomats” and “finding something to praise in the actions of President Obama.”

Very sneaky.

Obama blew the first debate because he can’t stand the phoniness of jousts, and he seemed flummoxed by the mind-boggling phoniness of Romney. For the first time, we see President Cool unable to keep his feelings completely cloaked. In Boca, his dark eyes were glaring daggers at Romney, who was sporting his smarmy smile and mine-is-bigger-than-yours flag pin.

If Romney gets to the Situation Room, will we see Cipher Mitt, the vessel of the neocons? Or will we see Moderate Mitt, chastising the hawks — who are eager to pick up where they left off bombing, in Iran and Syria — with a variation on the line he used about Al Qaeda at the debate: “We can’t kill our way out of this mess”?

It’s impossible to know. Mitt may have made so many compromises to get the prize that he doesn’t have a true self anymore. And that’s the scariest thought of all.

Topic Let the voting begin! Let's see how a lushworld poll compares to the real world...
Posted 30 Oct 2012 18:10

I am voting for MITT! I STRONGLY DESPISE Obama and EVERYTHING he stands for. I am fed up with his disrespect for America. It is time for that lying Communist BASTARD to GO!!!

You can disagree with his policies and express that in a civil manner, but the only disrespect I see is yours. It is disgraceful. He is your President. The one disrespecting America is you. Why such hate?

This is called "The Think Tank". You are in the wrong place.

Topic Can Romney/Ryan get elected?
Posted 30 Oct 2012 16:30

This is true. As far as Obama blaming Dubya, it isn't just a charade. Bush's policies were grossly irresponsible and he stood back and did nothing while the banking industry and housing market went crazy. Interest only loans and many other foolish practices were allowed that cost our economy trillions. It's hardly surprising it's taken four years to reverse the damage.

My prediction is that when push comes to shove, Americans will remember this and Obama wins in a landslide.

From your mouth to God's ears, and this might prove the GOP does not have a monopoly on God.

Topic What are you doing if you're on the East coast with the storm approaching?
Posted 29 Oct 2012 18:22

It is impacting as far north and inland as southern Ontario. There are a number of areas without power as the strong winds have taken lines down. A deluge of rain is expected. All we can do is find our emergency supplies and hope it is not as bad as they expect.

Topic Republicans and the "R" word
Posted 29 Oct 2012 15:01

Bravo, Melissa. You are very brave.

Just one thing. His supporters are shameful and disgraceful - as well as shameless.

Topic Favorite show.
Posted 29 Oct 2012 14:24

Mad Men, The Good Wife, Wallander, Silk, Downton Abbey. Sgt. Lewis and, in election years in the U.S., SNL

Topic Alphabet Movies...
Posted 29 Oct 2012 10:42

Sorry, double post so I will do the next one.


Topic Alphabet Movies...
Posted 29 Oct 2012 10:42

Under the Tuscan Sun

Topic Let the voting begin! Let's see how a lushworld poll compares to the real world...
Posted 29 Oct 2012 08:18

President Obama and the Democratic ticket everywhere!

Topic Republicans and the "R" word
Posted 28 Oct 2012 09:49

I find it amusing that the Republicans, tea partiers, and others of their ilk prattle on about wanting government out of their lives (except for whatever benefits and tax cuts they can take advantage of, of course). Yet, when it comes to the most personal of decisions for women, whether or not to bear a child, they do not hesitate to want government intervention. The wealthy country club types who are the Romneys' friends will have choices nonetheless because they have money. No daughter of theirs would be subject to some 1950s back alley coat hanger procedure if she were pregnant and did not want to be - or, God forbid, raped.

So, ask yourself how you would feel if it were your wife, or sister, or daughter who was pregnant as a result of a rape and what you would want for her.

What is it that these men (and it is mostly men) do not understand? Is this just another way of undermining women? Is their ideal still the 19th century one that women be barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen? Are they so threatened by women's self-determination and progress towards equality?

Let me be clear. No one will ever force any woman to have an abortion who does not want one. However, no politician, no Catholic, no other man or woman has the right to make that decision for me or other women who have different values or to take away their right to choose. Planned Parenthood matters. Funding for birth control information matters. Access to abortion matters. If health plans in the US can fund Viagra for men, there should be no argument about funding birth control for women.

Topic Sexual ABC's
Posted 26 Oct 2012 14:29


Topic Sexual ABC's
Posted 26 Oct 2012 13:50

zippers - being undone

Topic Sexual ABC's
Posted 26 Oct 2012 13:50

zippers - being undone

oops - thought "y" had been done

yield (to another)

Topic Staying single because relationships are "too complicated"...
Posted 24 Oct 2012 15:40

LAD - There is no question why you are single. You are a misogynist. A number of other thoughts come to mind, but as they come from an intelligent, confident, independent woman, I know you would discount the source. Perhaps you need to find some group that keeps women in their place to feel more comfortable - I know - the Taliban. You would be a perfect member.