Forum posts made by principessa

Topic Best job interview tip?
Posted 10 Mar 2014 10:28

Dress professionally. Arrive a little early. Maintain eye contact with your interviewers. Do some research on the company before your interview so that you can ask some intelligent questions, as is usual at the end of the interview. Don't say trite things like "I am a people person." Be ready to back up your abilities with examples of how you used them successfully for your employers. Listen carefully.

Topic writing a sex story
Posted 09 Mar 2014 14:10

I agree with all that has already been said. Keep it plausible. Describe things in a way that brings your readers into the story. Please, please do not provide us with what we call a laundry list of the main characters' attributes (which are usually improbable) e.g. She was a redhead with green eyes, 5'6", with 34DD breasts, a 25" waist and 34" hips, rounded ass like Kim K. He was 6'2", handsome, black hair, brown eyes, chiseled torso and 9" dick. Allow the details of your characters' appearances come out as you tell the story. We hate those lists, probable or not.

The best and easiest way to understand what to do is to read stories that have been recognized with Recommended Reads or Editor's Picks. RRs are given by moderators independently as they read submissions and posted stories here. EPs are voted on by a panel of moderators and writers and are the highest award for excellence here. Take lessons from these writers and you will not go wrong.

Topic The Ukraine Crisis
Posted 06 Mar 2014 16:27

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/03/washingtons-arrogance-hubris-evil-set-stage-war/

Everyone needs to understand that Washington is lying about Ukraine just as Washington lied about Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, just as Washington lied about Iranian nukes, just as Washington lied about Syrian president Assad using chemical weapons, just as Washington lied about Afghanistan, Libya, NSA spying, torture. What hasn’t Washington lied about?

Washington is comprised of three elements: Arrogance, Hubris, and Evil. There is nothing else there.

You've been watching "House of Cards" again.

Topic The Ukraine Crisis
Posted 05 Mar 2014 19:19

@ marktreble: For the record I said this on the first page of this thread:

What the EU and NATO can do is start economic sanctions, freeze assets held by Russians, and limit their ability to trade and carry on business. Limiting the Russian oligarchs ability to do business would then cause them to pressure Putin to relent.

Topic The Ukraine Crisis
Posted 05 Mar 2014 14:04

Putin treasures the limelight on the world stage and asserting Russia as a world power among the others. Suspending his membership or association with organizations like the G8 and others would give him the smack in the ego he needs. He seems to be living and thinking in an alternate universe with some messianic vision of recapturing the good old days of the Soviet Union.

Topic Do you prefer Red or White wine??
Posted 05 Mar 2014 13:11

I find myself drinking more red in the cold months and white in the warm ones along with rose. Perhaps it is because we eat heartier food in the cold months and drinking wine cold is refreshing in the summer.

Topic What's for dinner tonight?
Posted 04 Mar 2014 14:16

Shrimp & grits (a delicious southern dish), fried green tomatoes, a tossed salad, and Chardonnay.

Having scanned this thread, I think Buz eats better than anyone else.

I am having spinach lasagna (homemade this weekend) and a glass of red. Perhaps a salad too.

Topic The Ukraine Crisis
Posted 03 Mar 2014 14:10

I think DD is probably right. No one wants a war, not even Putin. He will want a resolution because so much of his support is from Russian oligarchs who do not want economic, trade, travel and other sanctions, and especially would not want their assets frozen. I agree that the basis of a lot of this is money, but we should not forget Putin's ego and penchant for displaying what Italians call la bella figura - a good face in public. If the next G8 meeting does not take place in Sochi as planned and they throw Russia out of the group, it would be a slap in that bella figura .

Topic My Writing Goal For...
Posted 03 Mar 2014 14:03

I actually have just accomplished it. I have written stories in collaboration and poetry on my own. I have finally done a story on my own.

Topic The Ukraine Crisis
Posted 02 Mar 2014 19:18



Remember, this isn't about people, democracy, sovereignty, or power; it is about money. Always, always, always follow the money.

That was the lesson from Watergate and always gets you to the answer and the truth in politics.

Topic Oscars 2014: The Best and Worst Dressed List
Posted 02 Mar 2014 18:32

There is nothing else on to watch unless I go to what I have recorded or Netflix.

I think they need to change the shade of spray tan they all use. They look too orange to me.

Topic The Ukraine Crisis
Posted 02 Mar 2014 15:09

Canada will take a role in all of this as I understand that we have the third largest population of Ukrainians in the world. (Forgive me if I am remembering incorrectly.) I suspect that our Prime Minister will not be motivated solely by concern for the Ukrainian people. We will be having an election in about a year and he wants those votes.

This is a place that has been held in the power of several countries. It has known violence and war. I hope that doesn't happen again.

Topic The Ukraine Crisis
Posted 02 Mar 2014 12:43

This reminds me of Hitler manufacturing reasons to invade other countries, such as protecting ethnic Germans in the then Czechoslovakia.

Putin had just had a public relations success with the Olympics. At the least it went off safely and no incident. He longs for the old Soviet Union, or at least that style of authoritarian government, with the addition of all of the money now floating around Russia. He also loves the limelight.

What the EU and NATO can do is start economic sanctions, freeze assets held by Russians, and limit their ability to trade and carry on business. Limiting the Russian oligarchs ability to do business would then cause them to pressure Putin to relent. They can also decline their invitations to the next G8 meeting that is to be held in Sochi and is in the planning stages now, and remove whomever of their teams are involved in that. That would hit Putin where it really hurts him, in the ego. Ultimately the G8 can also revoke the associate membership he has in that group. The loss of face would be infuriating for him.

Representatives from Canada including our Foreign Minister have just returned from Ukraine. I think Canada was offering to help the new provisional government. We have recalled our ambassador from Moscow. I doubt that we would go to war over Ukraine. I suspect the same is true for the US and the Europeans. Economic and other sanctions will have to work.

Topic The Official Olympics Thread: Sochi 2014
Posted 25 Feb 2014 14:39

how much sex are the athletes having in Sochi? Beautiful, in their prime, lots of testosterone .... It's got to be good.

I heard somewhere that they had handed out more than 100,000 condoms.

Topic Word Limit/Ideal Story Length?
Posted 25 Feb 2014 14:13

Another point to add to what Sprite said is that only one chapter may be posted each day. This being the case, you will have to wait for each one to be approved and posted before submitting the next one or they would be out of order if there were edits to do on a chapter.

Topic The Official Olympics Thread: Sochi 2014
Posted 25 Feb 2014 14:08

I loved the Canadian coach giving a Russian a ski to replace his broken one so that he could finish his event with dignity. That is sportsmanship.

I don't want to annoy the Americans here, but the comeback of the Canadian women in hockey was inspiring. They never gave up. It was a true demonstration of grit and heart.

Topic What is your favourite colour of lipstick......
Posted 13 Feb 2014 18:44

Bamboo Pink and Creamy Nude by Clinique

Topic Favorite Line You've written
Posted 17 Jan 2014 13:52

"Her face wore an enigmatic smile reminiscent of the Mona Lisa."

From "Out for Dinner", an earlier effort written with Alphmagus, and still a favourite story of mine.

Topic Story Titles on Lush
Posted 16 Jan 2014 13:17

This is written just as a reminder for all Lush writers. Titles of stories and poems should never be formatted in all caps. Please format them normally. As well, there is no reason to repeat the title and name of the author within the body of your story. If you are cutting and pasting from Word or some other program to submit, please take the time to remove this from the beginning of your story.

Topic Question about Prologue for all you authors and writters on Lush Help!!!
Posted 15 Jan 2014 14:35

I agree with the above advice. Perhaps you can take the time to read some of the stories on the site that have been awarded an Editor's Pick. They will give you an idea of how some of the best writers here introduce and describe their characters.

I think that many people will agree that they do not like reading what has come to be called a"laundry list" of character attributes, e.g. John was tall, dark, and handsome with washboard abs and hazel eyes. Mary was petite, brunette, had 34C breasts, narrow hips and green eyes.

You can find ways to work the description of your characters' looks and personalities within your story.

Topic Happy Birthday Buz!
Posted 15 Jan 2014 08:32

Happy birthday, Buz. Have a great day.



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Topic AUTHORS - 6 New Categories - Please move any stories you have which would be better suited to the ne
Posted 14 Jan 2014 18:53



Where do you find this? I've check in "My Stories" but it just gives me movement, or editing, or hiding or deleting. The Category column doesn't seem to have a Stories List Manager.

dontknow

PA, go to "My Stories" and choose the "edit" option for the story whose category you want to change. Then pick the new category and click continue and then update in the following window. That's it.

Topic Grammar and literacy videos
Posted 08 Jan 2014 15:02

Bump. Just to bring these to everyone's attention again.

I also wanted to remind all writers not to rely on spell check alone. Spell check will not catch mistakes that are words or errors like possessives without apostrophes. It is necessary to read through your story carefully. If spelling is not your forte, perhaps ask for some proofreading help.

Topic IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ! THE FUTURE OF LUSH DEPEND ON IT!!!
Posted 27 Dec 2013 14:14

We could have turned off the submission page.

People really should have better things to do at this time of year!

A good idea for next year.

Topic Picture your favorite perfume
Posted 20 Dec 2013 15:29

When I depart from Lauren, these days it is likely to be Flowerbomb


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or Chloe


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Topic Rest in Peace - Nelson Mandela
Posted 05 Dec 2013 14:39

May he rest in peace. He was the epitome of courage and taught us the value of forgiveness and reconciliation even in the most trying circumstances.

Topic Drivers randomly stopped and asked to volunteer to give DNA samples..and more
Posted 21 Nov 2013 15:42

Clearly unconstitutional. No doubt being asked to volunteer by a cop can be intimidating. It should be challenged in court.

Topic The Rage Cage
Posted 19 Nov 2013 16:03

To the idiot who woke me at 2:45 am and did not apologize for the wrong number: Your number is on my call display. Perhaps I will call you back at a similar time to say hello.

Topic Guidelines for images posted with stories
Posted 12 Nov 2013 18:56

The rules for cover images at the top of stories are the same as those for avatars. No hardcore shots, closeups of genitals, or photos depicting insertion are permitted. This list is not exhaustive. Moderators retain the right to remove images deemed unsuitable for this site.

If a story can be approved but the image is not permitted, the story moderator will remove the image, approve the story, and send a note to the author to let them know their image wasn't suitable.

Topic Happy Birthday Stephanie!
Posted 12 Oct 2013 09:05

Happy Birthday, Stephen. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Never mind the cake. We know what you like.


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