Forum posts made by principessa

Topic The story game
Posted 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 Alphabetic Book Game
Posted 12 Apr 2013 12:03

(The) English Patient by Michael Ondaatje


Topic RIP Margaret Thatcher
Posted 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 Last Two Letters ....
Posted 10 Apr 2013 15:46

Letter

Topic New Badge?
Posted 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?
Posted 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 Last Two Letters ....
Posted 05 Apr 2013 13:42

rapacious

Topic Word association game
Posted 04 Apr 2013 19:17

spontaneous

Topic Describe yourself in one word
Posted 04 Apr 2013 13:21

complicated (still!)

Topic Word association game
Posted 04 Apr 2013 13:19

entente

Topic Word association game
Posted 04 Apr 2013 13:12

tenuous

Topic Last Two Letters ....
Posted 04 Apr 2013 13:11

oration

Topic Word association game
Posted 04 Apr 2013 12:09

referee

Topic Last Two Letters ....
Posted 04 Apr 2013 12:07

epicure

Topic How Many Famous Stories?
Posted 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 Word association game
Posted 04 Apr 2013 11:11

Judge

Topic How Many Famous Stories?
Posted 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 9 to 5...guess the career of the person above you
Posted 03 Apr 2013 17:35

Anthropologist

Topic Sexual ABC's
Posted 02 Apr 2013 14:29

Fuck (what else?)

Topic Reoccurring Request
Posted 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
Posted 31 Mar 2013 13:45

In no particular order:

Some Like It Hot
Dr. Strangelove
Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein
The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming
M.A.S.H.
The Producers
The Pink Panther films
When Harry Met Sally
The Seven Year Itch

Topic Help...I've been arrested by the grammar police
Posted 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.

Topic Last Two Letters ....
Posted 27 Mar 2013 13:55

tearful

Topic Last Two Letters ....
Posted 27 Mar 2013 13:31

anonymous

Topic What turns you off immediately?
Posted 25 Mar 2013 16:11

Ignorance
Arrogance/self-absorption
Lack of manners
Lack of sense of humour
Insensitivity
Lies
Smoking
Bad personal hygiene

Topic Help...I've been arrested by the grammar police
Posted 25 Mar 2013 15:00

There are 1637 pages of stories to read on Lush, with twenty stories/poems on each page. That is over 32,000 stories that have been read and edited and improved by volunteer story moderators over the four or five years this site has been available.

Perhaps the bar has been set higher than it was a few years ago, but that means that you all are reading more literate stories. Moderators offer advice and resources for those who need help to meet an acceptable standard of spelling and grammar. We are not critics and do not judge the content of the stories and poetry other than to insure that it complies with Lush guidelines (e.g. underage sex). Deciding on the merit of work is up to the readers.

I am really dismayed that this work is taken for granted. It seems that some writers feel entitled to have editing services to clean up their stories for them or deny that there are any issues if they are advised to do the work themselves. I remember a story that was accompanied by a note from the writer asking that we excuse the mess her story was in as it was just a first draft.

Please understand that we do this to improve your work and its literacy and so that Lush remains the best site of its kind. Perhaps a thank you after you have been helped or your story is posted may be too much to hope for, but the complaints that I have read here from some are really inappropriate.

Topic Help...I've been arrested by the grammar police
Posted 24 Mar 2013 09:57

To me the argument that it is only a sex story makes no sense. The story mods are not enforcing standards worthy of graduate school in English. If we were, the content of the stories would be judged as well, which is not the case other than for its compliance with site guidelines.

The expectation is that stories be written with correct spelling and grammar and with appropriate punctuation. All of this is taught in most English-speaking countries in middle school and/or high school. It is the same in writing a business letter in your job or a written presentation for your colleagues. It is not optional, but rather the accepted norm of written English. This is not an elitist standard that Lush imposes on writers.

If your story is rejected, you will be given a list of resources to read and notes from the story moderator about corrections that are necessary. Read the notes and the linked resources carefully and you should be able to edit your story. If you have questions, ask them in a PM to the moderator who read your story. They will usually assist you. Aggressive denial of the necessity of being literate is not helpful. You show respect for the site, your stories and your readers by doing things correctly.



Topic Help...I've been arrested by the grammar police
Posted 23 Mar 2013 13:35

http://www.lushstories.com/forum/yaf_postst27829_Formatting-Dialogue.aspx

A lot of people struggle with formatting and punctuation of dialogue. The above link will take you to a primer on the subject that will answer all of your questions and provide examples of how to do this correctly.

This is the form that we want to see in all stories on Lush.

Topic Before You Submit?
Posted 28 Feb 2013 13:02

Daisy is correct about the amount of work necessary and about the point of view of the story moderators. I would prefer to verify and post every story that I read, but sadly, that is not possible.

I find that many mistakes are the result of a lack of time and care being invested in the story. If a story is sent back with a list of issues and links to resources that should be read to assist, writers should read them before trying to fix their story.

I had a note from a writer today who wanted "some pointers". The questions she asked me would all have been answered by the resources I indicated should be read. I admit that I am more likely to want to help someone who is willing to put some effort into their work, rather than expecting to have it done for them. The standard that we want to see is not more stringent than that which would be expected by any site that displays stories that are literate.

Topic Editor needed!
Posted 14 Feb 2013 06:15

Hi Looking for someone to help me edit my storys please
drop me aline if anyone is intersted thanks

If you are serious about writing for this site, the first thing you should do is read the information available here in the Writer's Resources. Editing input from someone else can help you, but the quality of your work will only improve if you learn and put some effort into it. Basic things like spelling and grammar do matter, so even if your story idea is a good one, it will be ruined if it does not meet a standard of literacy.

Read some of the stories on this site that have been given EP awards as exemplars.