Topic What are your Lush "Pet Peeves"?
17 Apr 2013 14:30
number three; not being able to; recover, remove,or correct ones comments after they have been posted.. ( should take my own advice, PROOF READ IT First ) (-;
You cannot remove your posts but you can go back and edit. The button is on the upper right of your post.
Topic Advice before submitting a story
16 Apr 2013 07:05
For the sake of clarity, everyone should know that the first line you see in the message rejecting your story, "Too many grammatical and spelling errors" is pre-programmed into the system. If the moderator does not mention your spelling, it is likely that there were no spelling errors.
I have found that many people think we do not allow for the differences in US/UK spelling and, as Lisa said, that is not the case. Too many people rely on spell check alone, thinking that is a guarantee of no errors. Their story will contain spelling mistakes that are words such as the there, their, they're confusion. Other frequent mistakes are words that are made plural with apostrophes and possessives that lack them. Spell check does not catch errors that are words.
Please check the spelling of words you are unsure of. I had someone insist that per se (from Latin) should be per say because that is how it sounded to her.
Bottom line, the story moderators want to help make your story better and bring your writing to a publishable level. They spend hours of volunteered time reading and editing stories but are not an editing service. Some writers have noticed that the bar has been raised over the past few months and they are correct. There is no reason that erotica published here should be any less literate than anything else published out there.
Topic Quick question, Dick or Cock?
14 Apr 2013 16:25
Dick=soft good for peeing, licking,kissing, touching,& kissing
Cock=Erect, hard Good for Kissing, touching, masturbating, sucking, making love, fucking,exposing, Bragging & Measuring,
Prick= close runner up to Asshole In describing an ex boy friend.
The quintessential definitions. So cock is it.
Topic The story game
14 Apr 2013 16:08
Once there was a sexy vixen who was lonely, looking for love. So one day she ventured out wearing nothing but a sheer dress. She longed for someone nice to go alien hunting and cut wires. The wires will need special cutters that I have acquired illegally, holding the future of the whole world in my pants.
Then, in my haste to pull the rat out of the hole, I stepped in a big pile of glowing green radioactive toxic waste, my feet melted; but luckily they bubbled and fizzed but did not entirely disappear. They were made of hard pink granite, made from boiled Jurassic dinosaur eggs, kryptonite and sawdust, add vegetable oil, mix in blender, pour into moulds, bake at 450F...for 5 HOURS!
But, one must be very careful not to burn your butt on the hot grill. Leave to cool before you touch your genitals or you will be caught masturbating again. Unless you have a sharp knife close at hand, you do not open the book of Kama Sutra and play with strangers or with yourself, because a pervert can pop in, grab the vixen, show her love, buy her flowers.
The vixen deserves to be ravished and spanked
Topic RIP Margaret Thatcher
11 Apr 2013 12:04
There is some irony in that both RR and MT ended their days with Alzheimer's/dementia. In his case it seems to have started while he was still in office requiring Nancy and his minions to constantly keep cuing him. Or was that just that he was a charming, dumb actor who needed others to write his lines. Being reminded of MT's support for Pinochet and other dictators is important in assessing her over and above the damage she did to the UK. I think that the mess in Europe and the US of the last few years can be traced back to the right wing capitalist policies of RR and MT. Two icons with feet of clay.
Topic New Badge?
09 Apr 2013 15:12
Doing it WELL would be an amazing achievement, especially if you tackle subjects that that exist outside of your comfort zone.
Okay, if someone writes stories good enough for an EP in every category, I agree they should get a special badge.
Edit: This was meant to be funny. I did not really mean this to be a serious suggestion.
Topic New Badge?
08 Apr 2013 14:25
I disagree. There are some excellent writers who would never write an incest story despite the popularity of that category here because it is abhorrent to them. There are other subjects where we lack knowledge or interest. For example, I am not interested in the supernatural and don't know enough about cross-dressing to write about it. My real objection is that I think that simply covering all of the categories is not an achievement. It has nothing to do with the quality of the writing like an Editor's Pick. I think that we should award excellence and not encourage writing that simply fills a quota but may have no other redeeming quality.
Topic How Many Famous Stories?
04 Apr 2013 11:14
Someone mentioned how often their story has been favorited? How do you find that into?
I haven't learned all the ins and outs of things yet.
Under your profile bio you will see "Favourite Stories" where your faves are listed (assuming you have some). On the same line there is a link which will take you to a list of the members who have chosen your stories as their favourites.
Topic How Many Famous Stories?
03 Apr 2013 17:58
There are many good writers here and some who are less talented. Some writers add dozens of friends and promote themselves continually to heighten their profile on the site and gain recognition for their work. Others do not. Some have found a niche (that will remain unspecified here) to write about that turns on a certain segment of the readers here.
What you have to understand is that you can only write to the best of your ability and continue to learn and grow as a writer. If you have done that and there are a number of people who have read your work and liked it you have succeeded.
I congratulate DD on her achieving this number and all of the other talented Lush writers who amass high numbers. Their work was written not with the number of views in mind, but in an effort to tell a good story and write it well. The rest is icing on the cake.
Topic Reoccurring Request
01 Apr 2013 12:54
I think it is unnecessary. Given that you have the ability to block anyone from seeing you, that should solve any concerns that people have. There are over 170K members here. Do people actually want lists of anyone and everyone who has glanced at their profile?
I think the privacy settings available are sufficient.
Topic Top 10 Comedy Movies
31 Mar 2013 13:45
In no particular order:
Some Like It Hot
The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming
The Pink Panther films
When Harry Met Sally
The Seven Year Itch
Topic Help...I've been arrested by the grammar police
29 Mar 2013 08:07
As Buz said above, there is no such thing as British grammar and American grammar. There are one or two differences in the use of punctuation but that is about it. Of course, there are differences in spelling and some words (e.g. lift/elevator), and both are acceptable here.
Writers who assert that UK and US grammar are entirely different are incorrect. They seem to be looking for a reason not to accept that they are making mistakes and that these have been pointed out to them. There is such a thing as standard English usage that applies everywhere. The story moderators are from numerous places in the English-speaking world and understand both the similarities and differences in usage among them.
When you reach the level of Margaret Atwood or Martin Amis or some other respected writer, you can have a style. Until then, the standard rules of grammar apply.