Forum posts made by principessa

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 25 Feb 2016 12:25

Still think the banner on the front page that features members or highlights comps should also be a place to feature a randomly picked EP or RR story. Have it cycle like it does now but just add a story pick to the mix. Would be a good way to actually recommend a good story to new visitors on the front page. You could even have it feature the last winner of a comp or something like that too.

All good ideas. To add a tweak to it, perhaps the top ten stories of the last competition could be cycled. We have buttons for EP and RR stories on the front page, but new readers do not know what they are. Perhaps a short description under each of these buttons would draw more attention to them.

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 24 Feb 2016 20:26

I know Gav's been playing with the block feature for a while, but can the block be two-fold? By that I mean, if you have someone blocked, then you shouldn't be able to send that person PMs.

It's rather foolish to go through the effort of blocking someone only to send them scathing PMs to which they can't respond .

Some people might like being able to vent and not allowing any response. Your suggestion seems more fair.

Topic What's making you happy right at this moment???
Posted 24 Feb 2016 13:57

Beach vacation soon.

Topic Picture your favorite perfume
Posted 24 Feb 2016 09:00

It's hard to read the label. It's Flowerbomb.

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 23 Feb 2016 15:54

I said way too much. I should never have voiced my opinion.

Fixed that for you.

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 23 Feb 2016 14:06

I was a senior story moderator for about two years and admit that my standards were and are high. RRs are not handed out like jellybeans as a treat. Sometimes the moderator verifying the story is so impressed that it happens immediately. Sometimes the RR is awarded later by a different moderator who read the story on their own time. Of course different people have different tastes and that is only human. RRs are meant to bring attention to stories that show talent and might otherwise be overlooked, particularly if not written by a high profile author here. As Steph said, any story moderator who handed RRs out indiscriminately would have been chastised.

As to some competition entries getting RRs when the competition is over, there is a reason for this. Story mods are on the competition judging panel. It would not be appropriate for them to award RRs before the competition is closed and the top ten stories are announced by Nicola. The panel members judge all entries on an equal basis.

Topic Is there one poem or story you've written that you would like more people to read?
Posted 23 Feb 2016 13:15




I am SICK of this place!

xx SF

Milik: "Get over it, Sister..."

Principessa: "Mills, Leave Him Alone and come back to bed..."

Me: "*PUKES!*"

You can see why I resisted the feigned charm.

Topic Is there one poem or story you've written that you would like more people to read?
Posted 23 Feb 2016 12:05

You know how I detest making a girl keep her knickers on. I consider it a kindness to let her take them off around me. I'm VERY GENEROUS that way

I have always said what a gentleman you are. angel7

Topic Is there one poem or story you've written that you would like more people to read?
Posted 23 Feb 2016 11:23

This story was written as an entry for the "Money Talks" competition last summer. It made the top ten list. Although it had to be shorter than I was used to as there was a limit of 3500 words, I think that I succeeded in telling a good story. I would be pleased if it were read by more people and thank you in advance for taking time to do so.

Topic Justice Scalia Dead - President Obama Pledges to Nominate New Supreme Court Justice
Posted 18 Feb 2016 13:26

My reference to Zionism came from how you accused me of being a neocon in light of how neoconservatism includes Zionist foreign policy. Opposing that doesn't make you an ethnic bigot, especially since nations don't have to be ethnically self-determined, and especially since Jews aren't necessarily defined by their race. They can be defined by their religion which contains disputable values. If you understand how Jews believe they're chosen by God to bring light unto nations and find that arrogant, then you have good reason to not advocate Jewish self-determination since you understand that Jews don't respect the self-determination of others. In fact, we can even see this in the Middle East itself from how much Israel interferes in the internal affairs of its neighbors either directly through military intervention, or indirectly through propaganda and cultural imperialism.

Interesting. Many people assert that there is a difference between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism and that Israeli policy can be criticized without being anti-Semitic. However, you combine both in your posts and your bigotry is clear as day.

Posted 18 Feb 2016 09:24

Peter O'Toole
William Holden
Christopher Hitchens
Richard Burton
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Also Dorothy Parker and Billie Holiday to add to Amy Winehouse for women.

Topic No one cares about the presidents dog.
Posted 18 Feb 2016 08:29

The President's dog is seventh in line for the presidency, as long as the dog was born on US soil and is equal to 35 years old or older in dog years.

Ted Cruz has a Bijon Frise that was born in Canada, so there is talk that Trump will sue to ensure that this dog will not have precedence over his pug.

Topic what is your favorite movie quote
Posted 17 Feb 2016 19:09

"Snap out of it!" Cher to Nicholas Cage as she smacks him. He has just declared his passionate love for her in "Moonstruck".

Topic Justice Scalia Dead - President Obama Pledges to Nominate New Supreme Court Justice
Posted 17 Feb 2016 13:10

I really hate this argument. The, 'you guys did it thirty years ago, so it's okay for use do do it now' mind set is exactly the problem. Do you really believe that is proper? Do you believe it is a responsible way to govern? At what point do you believe an elected official should sacrifice a piece of his personal agenda for the good of the whole?

I will admit, once, long ago I was one of those political lightning rods. I honestly looked at the opposing party as the nations biggest threat. Then, one day I had a chance to have a two hour sit down, at a gun show of all places, with a Senatorial candidate from the Libertarian party. He was an eloquent black man, but I cannot remember his name. I will have to look him up sometime.

Regardless, It was an eye opening conversation. Believe me, one doesn't often hear both sides of the truth, but that day I did. I came away realizing that many people look at politics like a sport. They support their team with a blind passion, simply because they want to win. Results don't matter, and neither does doing what's right. Just like a baseball fan being happy by receiving the benefit of a bad call, it is about winning, not about what is best for the country.

That is what you are doing. Saying 'they screwed Bork, so we can screw one of theirs' is the same mentality of chanting at a hockey game. The problem is, bad decisions in this game will follow you home, sneak into your bedroom and completely infiltrate your life. Is that really worth the satisfaction of the win?

It wasn't to me, and I put down my political Pom Poms and started thinking of the country as a whole.

Thank you, Milik. I wish that the candidates, incumbents and voters thought as you do. The problems of the country would more likely be resolved. There was a time when consensus was not a dirty word, but that was before the Tea Party and other political extremists took over. There is no civil discourse in American politics nowadays.

Topic Justice Scalia Dead - President Obama Pledges to Nominate New Supreme Court Justice
Posted 17 Feb 2016 07:51

First, and foremost, the President's duties include nominating people for the Supreme Court. The Senate's duties include accepting or rejecting said nominees. To do anything else is a dereliction of duty. For the Republican's to filibuster falls into the same category. What they don't seem to realize is, if the balance of power shifts in the fall election, then a liberal justice is a shoe in. It won't matter if Donald, Hillary, Ted, Bernie or Marco gets elected. Their best shot is to go forward, urging the President to put up a moderate now, rather than holding out in hopes of getting a strict constructionist conservative appointed to the bench in a years time. Will they do this? Probably not. Our Congressman and Senators seem to have forgotten, regardless of party, that working democracies REQUIRE compromise.

This is a concise explanation of the entire issue politically. Milik's comment is on the money about how things should be.

Topic Justice Scalia Dead - President Obama Pledges to Nominate New Supreme Court Justice
Posted 16 Feb 2016 22:11

Again, the Democrat controlled Senate did the same thing with Bork in 1987. They were obstructionist in the first place, and don't get to criticize Republicans without being hypocrites.

No, Bork's nomination went to the Senate for hearings. He caved and withdrew being unable to withstand the questioning. That is completely different from not allowing the nomination process to happen.

Topic Justice Scalia Dead - President Obama Pledges to Nominate New Supreme Court Justice
Posted 16 Feb 2016 21:09

Justice Scalia had what he called an originalist view of the Constitution, not allowing anything to be read into its meaning to deal with issues of our time as opposed to the time of the framers. That being said, an honest application of his theory would say that the US Constitution gives the President his power until January 20, 2017. He has every right to appoint a successor to Justice Scalia under article 2 section 2 of the Constitution. The Senate may advise and consent to the nomination. They do not have the right to bar its submission.

What a way for the GOP to honour Scalia's memory, by continuing to be the party of "no". But we are dealing with people who stated bluntly that their mission was to make Barack Obama a failure, never mind finding consensus and working to improve the lives of the American people.

Topic I Am An Atheist. (Does that offend you?)
Posted 16 Feb 2016 20:18

Funny, atheists don't offend me. Anti-semites do.

Topic Should creationism be taught in schools?
Posted 16 Feb 2016 20:14

Absolutely not. Teach religion in religious institutions or parochial schools. Creationism is not an alternative to evolution any more than the theory that the earth is flat is an alternate scientific theory about our planet.

Topic The person below me is...
Posted 16 Feb 2016 14:32

Mildly amusing is a polite way of putting it.

TPBM knows he is a charmer.

Topic The person below me is...
Posted 16 Feb 2016 14:27

No. All is well in my world. I'm not angry with anyone.

TPBM longs for a stable relationship.

Topic Drop letter, add letter ..
Posted 16 Feb 2016 14:23

Amuse - Dames

Topic The amount of time for story approval...
Posted 06 Feb 2016 10:30

Of course Buz is right. I wanted to add a couple of points. The best way to ensure that your story is approved and posted by the moderator reviewing it is to edit carefully and comply with site guidelines. The fewer spelling, grammar, and formatting errors in your story, the more likely it will be approved. Stories can be delayed because they are sent back to writers to make corrections that are beyond the amount of tinkering that moderators will do for you.

As well, make sure your story meets the minimum but does not exceed the maximum word count for a single story. If your story is part of a series, remember that only one story can be submitted daily. You should not submit any part until the previous part has been approved and posted to maintain the story sequence.

I wrote a cheat sheet for story submission some time ago when I was a story moderator. It can be seen here:

Finally, as Buz mentioned, there are dozens of stories submitted each day. The hours of time to review them is given by volunteers. A thank you when you receive your approval note is appreciated by those who do the work.

Topic Sex vs Story
Posted 05 Feb 2016 14:14

I guess that I am one of the writers who has the view that Verbal mentioned, one different from his.

For me description to give the reader a sense of the time and place is important, as well as some idea about the characters. I hate what we generally call the laundry list for character description (e.g. 5'6", blonde, green eyes, 36C breasts and long legs, or some similar list for a male character including penis length) because I think it is lazy writing. I do like to include information about the characters as the story is told to paint a picture in the reader's mind. I might describe the room they are in or the meal they are eating, with the intention of appealing to and using all of the senses, not just turning people on with graphic connect the dots sex. Readers have remarked that I really take them into the story.

I think that either Verbal's way or mine can work. It really depends on the ability of the writer to convey their story in a meaningful manner.

Topic *Your Thoughts On IOWA CAUCUS Result?*
Posted 03 Feb 2016 14:13

Maybe I made this connection because I saw "Trumbo". I think that Cruz bears an eerie resemblance to Joe McCarthy of the infamous 1950s witchhunts in looks and opinions.

Topic Advice before submitting a story
Posted 02 Feb 2016 16:37

James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and Jack Kerouak couldn't get published here.

I think I can say that basic rules of literacy apply first. One can develop a style as a proven talented author later.

Topic Advice before submitting a story
Posted 02 Feb 2016 09:53

I must say that I am now here under a different name and as an observer only. But I first came to lush to post my stories and after posting my first story here I waited and waited with no response. Months later I finally get one saying it had been rejected due to poor editing even though I have Microsoft word which does all the spell check and everything for me catching any mistakes I made including punctuation and grammar

This same story I submitted to other sites (Literotica being one) and (Bdsm Library being another) and it was accepted posted and published in a matter of a few weeks. Now if it was good enough for them and the editing passed their inspection what makes Lush so special that they cannot? There is none that I can see.

So do not tell me you really want to publish them you do not. So thanks for nothing. I will post my stories where they are more appreciated and the mods and editors who approve them here can stay on their high pedestal.. I do not need them

I have just noticed this post and cannot leave it unanswered.

Thank you for confirming what we already know, that the standards on Lush are higher than on other sites. I was a story moderator for about two years and there was never a story that waited months for a response, so there must be more information surrounding your submission that you have not supplied. As to your dependence on spell check and grammar programs, they are not entirely reliable. Spell check allows mistakes that are words like there/their, too/to and many, many more. Grammar and syntax errors could be missed as well as punctuation mistakes. The difference between Lush and other sites is literacy and the willingness of writers to put the time in to meet that standard.

Topic Official (not really) Announcement of New Story Policy - please read
Posted 01 Feb 2016 14:28

Seems the Republicans are doing well in Iowa....xo

This is not the election. The primaries/caucuses are part of the process to choose the party nominees.

Topic Co-Authoring Stories Question
Posted 01 Feb 2016 14:23

I have co-written several stories. What worked in both situations was to share the stories in google docs and work on it in tandem. Most of the time this was done in the order of the story, but occasionally one of us would be inspired and write a section that would fit in later. I think it is important for you to be working on the same document to maintain the flow and continuity of the story and see if there are jarring changes. I should mention that we did not necessarily write for our own genders in the stories, carrying on with the story as it unfolded. You will have to see what works for you and who should post the story as it will appear on their profile page with the co-author credited on the story page.

I hope that helps.

Topic Keeping Your Mouth Shut or Speaking what is on your mind.
Posted 31 Jan 2016 10:05

I used to be that way. But my livelihood/career path kinda demands that I don't do that. I've really had to learn to step outside of myself and just tell people that some shit just isn't okay. And I've learned to incorporate that into other aspects of my life. It's uncomfortable, and it can be very mentally/emotionally taxing, especially for someone like me who would just rather shut down in the face of conflict, but it's definitely worth it.

I have also learned to pick my battles. If all it's gonna do is waste time and energy that could be spent elsewhere, then it's really not worth it.

And if I find myself in a situation where I have to ignore the battle for the time being, I just bide my time until I know I'll win the war. It all comes out eventually. And when it does, you'll regret not saying anything.

I just stick to my guns, and I never let anyone dictate how a circumstance should make me feel or convince me that their own feelings in regards to a situation are more valid than my own. If that requires speaking up, I do so. And if it requires shutting up, I do that too.

This. Sometimes you have to ask yourself what good can come of this before you express your honest opinion. There is something to be said for timing and diplomacy on occasion.