Forum posts made by principessa

Topic Who should be the next US president?
Posted 15 Apr 2016 15:06

Maybe it is because he is a bombastic egotist who has no idea about governance of a country, domestic or foreign policy, or anything else that a president should know. He is like a carnival pitchman with no depth of knowledge. People are afraid for someone like that to be in that position. He is far better to go back to doing "Apprentice" on television. Governance is not a reality show. With respect, he has appealed to the worst in people: intolerance and bigotry, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia and an anti-intellectualism that is appalling. He was in bed with the Tea Party and the birthers, knowingly undermining President Obama's authority. He is now acting like a child crying foul when he did not have the savvy to know the rules for delegates and the process in every single state. If he and his team are incapable of that how could he possibly run the country? I don't understand his appeal unless his voters imagine he will somehow make them rich too. Not likely.

Topic The inability to let someone go- an excuse for murder?
Posted 14 Apr 2016 14:50

This is not love, it is about power. Control is a big element in this which is why it often happens when a spouse who has already been physically and/or emotionally abused leaves. The men (sorry but it is usually men) cannot accept that their spouse is beyond their control and their rage spins out of control with the ultimate violence. If there are children involved it is not so easy to leave and find a safe place to escape. Restraining orders are a step that can be taken but in reality cannot protect anyone 24/7.

Topic Book recommendations
Posted 11 Apr 2016 13:12

https://upload.lushstories.com/384769531-jodi.jpg

A great read.


https://upload.lushstories.com/1483864146-louise.jpg

The tenth in a series of stories taking place in Montreal and the Eastern Townhships in Quebec. Wonderful supporting characters reappear in this series about the head of the homicide unit of the Quebec police.

Topic Things that just piss you off
Posted 08 Apr 2016 08:33

Ignorance, dishonesty, unkindness, intolerance, rude and selfish behaviour.

Topic Advice before submitting a story
Posted 07 Apr 2016 12:26

Sorry to open a forum that has been closed or dead for a while, but I have a few questions and thoughts. I love to write not only erotica but other stories as well. So a few stories have come back as rejected due to mostly writer error (hard to admit but hey it's the truth). Ok first thing I noticed is "run on sentences" comes up a lot. I have tried what buz has said. Going away leaving it be for a while then coming back. Going through it multiple times but it keeps coming up. I really don't have someone to proof read. Mostly because most of my friends hate to read. So its basically me reading my story over and over again. Any suggestions? Next question is. I see that when I am supposed to edit my story, the mods would prefer that I do it on Lush. I write a lot when I am on the road. It is so much easier for me to go back into my files and edit it there. Is it a MUST to edit it on Lush or a preference?

Thanks with any help.


The issues outlined in my original post are as relevant now as they were when it was written, so no apology is necessary. Run on sentences usually include too many thoughts or actions in one sentence. As you write or re-read your work ask yourself if your sentences could be divided and have the pieces stand alone. You might also read some EP stories to give you an idea of their styles. Editing for spelling should not depend on spell check or similar programs as they allow mistakes that are words. If you feel your spelling needs more help, perhaps asking if there are members willing to proofread your work in the Writer's Forum would be a good idea.

Story moderators prefer that you edit your story within Lush when it is sent back to you because they can see the changes you have made in its iterations and therefore if you have made the corrections requested. It wastes moderator time when some members resubmit their stories without having gone through the list provided to them and made the changes asked for.

I hope this helps.

Topic A Story, 5 Words At A Time
Posted 05 Apr 2016 20:17

my being along with him

Topic Writing first person from a perspective not your own
Posted 01 Apr 2016 09:26

I imagine that on a college/university campus the complaint was that this student had appropriated a voice not his own. However, I think that writing is a creative process and that we cannot and should not be limited by whatever demographics we belong to. However it is necessary to research thoroughly to inhabit character of someone who is not at all like you so that your representation of that character is believable and authentic to the reader. On the whole, I think we tend to write from a perspective that feels most comfortable to us whatever gender, sexual orientation, or other factor we are. To write from a male point of view as a female is a leap, for example, if it is to seem plausible to men who read it. I think that talented writers can carry this off, but as I said that it cannot be done without doing a lot of homework first. Writing is, after all, about creativity but has to be rooted in some semblance of reality and not to great a suspension of disbelief.

Topic The World Women Live In - Rape Culture Part 2
Posted 28 Mar 2016 16:17

You are right Angryish Lover. My point was that the complainants had undermined their own case by not disclosing everything that had happened before and after the alleged assaults. This destroyed their credibility in the eyes of the judge, correctly so. I am not sure what you know about this case and related allegations from other women, but once a few women came forward, it snowballed. There were numerous alleged victims over many years whose stories were remarkably the same. This pattern is why the allegations were believed by the public. Mr. Ghomeshi's behaviour in the workplace also was disclosed and it was clear that he was not only a tyrant there, but that he had also sexually harassed subordinates.

The criminal justice system has to find a way to balance the rights of the accused against those of the alleged victims in such cases. The complainants have to understand that they have a responsibility to reveal everything that relates to the case including interaction with the accused before and after the alleged events to the police and the Crown Attorney. It might have been possible to convict this man had all of this information been available before the trial, or the CA could have decided that the case was too weak to prosecute, but at least the CA would not have been broadsided in court with damaging facts held back by the complainants. Perhaps the police and CAs need further training in handling these cases and complainants need legal advice to navigate this process despite their not being the accused in the trial.

There is another trial scheduled for June for different but similar allegations against the same accused. I suspect the CA and the police are doing a lot of homework now to avoid a similar outcome.

Topic The World Women Live In - Rape Culture Part 2
Posted 28 Mar 2016 12:33

We recently had a not guilty verdict in a very high profile sexual assault case here in Canada. The charges were related to three different women. The accused was Jian Ghomeshi*, a very well known radio host of an arts related show. While most people thought he was guilty of all of the charges, the case fell apart because all three of the complainants had not disclosed a lot of pertinent information to the Crown Attorney and the police which in the hands of his defence counsel were very damning. This included things like email communications with the accused after the alleged assaults, sending him provocative photographs, and collusion about "nailing" him.

Given that the events had occurred years before the accusations were brought to the police, there was no evidence like DNA, just he said, she said. Unfortunately the she said part undermined the whole case in the judge's view. He said in his verdict that he had no choice but to question their credibility given their omissions and inconsistencies. It could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused had assaulted these women and that there was no consent.

I have trouble with the verdict, but it is an object lesson in what a talented defense lawyer can do and also tells us that victims have to disclose everything because it will come out in court. I think that victims should hire criminal law counsel as well to navigate their way through the system to get the best outcome they can. There are a lot of questions being asked now about the way the justice system deals with these cases.

* google his name for details. There was a lot of press about this.


Topic What's the one word that pops into your mind when you see the avatar above you?
Posted 26 Mar 2016 16:18



icon_biggrin Grinning like the fool that I am. (in a cherubic sort of way)

You forgot the one word for me. (Grinning in a no-cherubic way.)

Sorry. Crossed paths. Thank you.

Blue (like his eyes?)

Topic What's the one word that pops into your mind when you see the avatar above you?
Posted 26 Mar 2016 15:54

Cherub

(which clearly is not an accurate representation of Mr. Symes)

Topic Americans Need to Stop Being So Neoconservative
Posted 23 Mar 2016 14:50

Everyone should stop giving the OP their attention. He has the Trump gene in that he makes up his own facts and sources and he revels in being offensive and baiting people.

The best thing that we all can do is to ignore his threads. Just leave his original post unanswered. Engaging with him takes time and energy and fuels his attention seeking. There is no good that can come of it. He does not listen to facts or contrary opinions.

Topic Who should be the next US president?
Posted 19 Mar 2016 10:37

I think that Trump will unite the Dems. Republicans who are appalled at his blatant racism and xenophobia as well as his complete lack of knowledge of governance, domestic and foreign policy will hold their noses and vote Democrat too. There are 24 GOP Senators up for reelection and Trump will ensure that the Dems take back control of the Senate and the House. This will be a pivotal election because of Donald Trump, but it will not end the way he imagines.

Topic what is your profession?
Posted 18 Mar 2016 10:31

Wordsmith

Topic Who is YOUR favorite author on Lush?
Posted 16 Mar 2016 18:34

Lisa and Liz for prose. Principessa and DanielleX are tops too. How can one ignore Milik?



Thank you for noting me and putting me in such good company.

Topic What's Your Greatest Fear In Life?
Posted 26 Feb 2016 14:01

Painful death.

I agree, but tell myself that there are lots of drugs for that. My fear would be dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

Topic What is the most important "life lesson" you have learned?
Posted 26 Feb 2016 13:58

Everything passes. When things are bad, remember it will end and when they are good, enjoy it.

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 26 Feb 2016 13:55

It would be really really nice if you could edit your comments on stories. So many times I make mistakes and I need to delete the whole message and start again.

It's even more annoying when typing on a phone.

Please, Please, Please could an EDIT button be made.

Hugs,
Mysteria
xo

You could copy your comment before deleting it and then paste in a new comment, making your corrections before posting again.

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 26 Feb 2016 13:52

I try to "like" comments on my stories and don't always write a response as well if I don't have time. I wonder if the "like" button could stay changed from blue to grey once you have done that so that you don't repeat liking the same comment.

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

https://upload.lushstories.com/1399186344-t_24394.jpg

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'm SORRY!!! (BUT FUCK THIS!!!)

FIVE YEARS I tried to FUCK her!!! (And I mean SERIOUS TRYING!!! I FEIGNED BEING NICE AND FUCKING CHARMING! I FUCKING DID!!!)

FUCKING TONTO ARRIVES and HER PANTIES FALL OFF!!!

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.

https://www.lushstories.com/stories/straight-sex/prescription-for-ennui.aspx

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.

Topic *TOP FIVE FAMOUS ALCOHOLICS!*
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.