Forum posts made by rejectreality

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 16 Dec 2017 09:46

It would be nice if the number of people who had favorited your story was listed with the rest of the story statistics. As things stand, it's on a completely different page, and you have to count to acquire it.

For that matter, it would be nice if we could download a delimited file suitable for importing into a spreadsheet program that had all our statistics on it as they stood at the time of download.

Topic Which category?
Posted 09 Dec 2017 01:34

There's always a hierarchy, if you want to target the right readers.

Rule #1 is Lush specific. As said, any close-blood relations having relations goes into I.F.

Rule #2 is the rule of Most Squick. If there are two or more dominant themes, go with the category that's most likely to make other readers cringe. The people in the edgier category aren't going to mind the more vanilla aspects, so long as they get their kink. The people in mainstream categories may run screaming the moment they come across watersports, bondage, etc.

Rule #3 is the rule of NIMBY. People looking for Gay Male or Lesbian stories don't want to read hetero couplings, and may even be squicked by it. The reverse also holds true — though more or less only for GM. You can get away with girl-girl most anywhere, but two guys getting it on is not going to go over well unless it's in a category where it's reasonably expected. Thanks to the bisexual category, there's a home for those crossovers where hetero and same sex couplings can happily mingle.

Rule #4 is the rule of Many Eyes. If there are two equal, relatively vanilla themes, go with the one that generates the most traffic. Use your Columbo-like research skills to see which category garners the most votes and comments overall.

Topic Announcing the Winners of our "Boobies" Story Competition
Posted 02 Dec 2017 06:54

cheerleader Congrats to the winners!

Topic A Big Thanks to the Mods! :)
Posted 23 Nov 2017 19:06

18 category changes taken care of in short order yesterday. Many thanks :)

Topic Firefox Quantum - Highly Recommended!
Posted 23 Nov 2017 00:28

Well, now with No-script updated for Quantum, I can say I'm still not a fan.

While no-script solved the biggest part of the issues on ad-heavy pages, it still froze up in both of the long sessions on such pages since adding no-script. At least it didn't completely freeze up my system this time. Firefox was dead in the water for at least a minute and a half both times, though.

Ended up closing it and going with Opera for the remainder of both sessions once it defrosted, because Chrome rolls over and dies within 5 minutes on pages choked with ads.

Still opens slow as hell and takes forever for the processes to end once you close it. Zero speed improvement over previous versions on typical pages. Zero speed improvements over Chrome on typical pages.

The latest update to Firefox for Android, on the other hand, has marked improvement in speed and reliability. Things that used to crash Firefox every time on my hardly-top-of-the-line older Samsung tablet work just fine now.

I'm sure they'll break it with the next release in a few days. That seems to be what Firefox and Chrome have both been consistently good about since going to this constant update scheme. Every other update is a memory-leaking dumpster fire.

Topic A Big Thanks to the Mods! :)
Posted 22 Nov 2017 23:11

Well, 'tis the night before Thanksgiving, so I'm guessing that most people aren't bothering with moving their stuff around right now. Time to get things done while the queue is potentially empty.

Won't be any new categories from the moves, as I've already hit the categories I'll be moving to with other stories, but I'll soon have the Monster Sex category filled. I just wrote a 700 word outline/notes file for a Lamia story that came to me out of the blue. Could possibly be a start to a series, and most likely will have easter-egg level crossover with Magic of the Wood and The Fey Folk, the same way those two series cross over with each other.

Once I solved the logistical problems of "the bottom half is a snake" for sex, the rest of the story just emerged. LOL

I was planning to fill that category with another short like those I've been posting lately, but I guess plans have changed :)

Topic Also Almost Famous
Posted 22 Nov 2017 15:16

If Holly tracks like Boned, I'm looking at about six years. LOL That's provided it stays where it is on the "Most Popular" list for the category. Added a little extra time because I don't believe Mature gets quite as much traffic as MILF.

Double congratulations on having a "Legendary" story too - that's a real achievement.

I have one already, and another on 99k, so nearly there! I can't stop myself checking almost every day lol.

Topic Also Almost Famous
Posted 22 Nov 2017 07:48

Thank you both, and anyone else who gives them a go.

They're slowly creeping that way. Once I get them over the bar, only 11 more to go! LOL The ones that are already over 20k are the only ones I consider viable candidates.

"Nude Holly Day" could potentially be a second Legendary story for me someday. It's at 68k.

Topic A Big Thanks to the Mods! :)
Posted 20 Nov 2017 16:57

I'm waiting a little while to move some of mine, in order to let the rush die down first. Some of them should have been moved when the Sci-Fi & Fantasy category was created, but I was being lazy.

I could move some just to fill categories, but those fit the categories they were originally put in as much as they do the new ones, so I'm going to leave them be.

Topic Firefox Quantum - Highly Recommended!
Posted 20 Nov 2017 00:39

NOT a fan.

It's slow to start, frequently hangs for several seconds at a time, locking up my entire system, crashes on intensive pages, and breaks the no-script extension with its sandboxing.

My primary use of Firefox was on pages jammed with ads. No-script killed those, and sidestepped most anti-adblocking measures when you selectively allowed only necessary domains for the content you want. Until that extension is updated to work in Quantum, I'm not even bothering with Firefox beyond a couple of sites where it's the browser my LesLumens handle is logged into.

We'll see if it's just those ad-infested sites that are choking it once No-script works. One thing's for certain, I see no noticeable improvement over the previous version, and no advantage over Chrome on those sites I use it for that aren't littered with ads.

Topic Announcing our new "Boobies" Competition $500 going to charity
Posted 19 Nov 2017 23:50

Can't help myself with the puns and wordplay in titles 8- "Do the lotion motion"? laughing9

Nice title!

Topic Also Almost Famous
Posted 19 Nov 2017 23:38

Didn't want to intrude on Naughtyannie's thread, which is here:

Had the same idea, but she beat me to it. LOL

I've got 13 stories between 20k and 30k views. Two of them are right at the edge as of now.

Double Dip is at 29,417. A homemade ice cream vendor working a nudist event gets her own cream from a couple of hung young studs.

Recycled is at 29,207. Daughter is fed up with her boyfriend's environmental activism and dumps him before a protest on Earth Day. Mom thinks her daughter is crazy, and ends up recycling the stud she tossed away.

Topic Announcing our new "Boobies" Competition $500 going to charity
Posted 19 Nov 2017 14:03

Made it in :)

Only 1 more vote to hit that magical 10. Who wants to be the lucky reader? LOL

Topic Announcing our new "Boobies" Competition $500 going to charity
Posted 16 Nov 2017 22:36

After scrapping one idea because it wouldn't congeal, and another because there was no way I had time to write it + didn't think I could squeeze it into 5k words, ( though it remains in the draft folder for eventual completion) I finally came up with something and dashed off the first draft over the last couple of days.

A little over 1200 words and basically no sex. Just lots of visual boob worship and stream of consciousness protagonist rambling. LOL Giving it time to simmer overnight before doing my editing.

"Do the Lotion Motion" should go in the queue late Saturday evening, just under the wire.

Topic 11 NEW Categories Added!
Posted 16 Nov 2017 00:15

Something that kinda concerns me is there are so many categories, some writers will submit crap every other day, worse than we've seen before. It may overwhelm the mods and take longer for stories to post.

Doubt it. There aren't going to be that many people trying for the Omnium badge, and that's really the only reason to go crazy for new categories. Maybe people had a few ideas or WIPs that didn't fit well with the existing categories, but that shouldn't be overwhelming.

The glut is likely to come from I.F. stories getting re-upped.

I may eventually get to Omninum. I was working my way there, starting to post some shorts tailored to the categories I hadn't hit, and then got blasted with 11 more LOL

Horror may be easy, because I already have a couple I haven't posted, but I have to look at what's already been approved and see just how "horror" the category is. These are dark stories that I assumed wouldn't pass muster in Supernatural. Have to see if Horror has a little more edge.

Topic 11 NEW Categories Added!
Posted 13 Nov 2017 19:12

Putting the incest category in the vault would defeat the purpose of reinstating it in the first place.

It's going to take a long time for the traffic to recover, even with the category reinstated. That's especially true since it's not being promoted in any way. Many of those who left won't return just because the category is back. They were here when the forum was a drunken orgy of celebration and sneering because the category was axed without warning, so they have no reason to think it would ever come back. Even if they do find out it's been reinstated, many of them are going to have a bad taste in their mouth from the way they were treated and not return.

The traffic is going to come from those readers who haven't found a home, or are dissatisfied with the quality of the stories they're reading elsewhere. If you hide those stories in the vault like a dog with chronic flatulence when company is coming, the recovery will be even slower, if it happens at all. You're depending upon those who do pay for a membership and find stories to their liking there to be the sole means of people discovering them. Then the people who do hear good things have to be willing to fork over the cash without seeing for themselves what is available.

Out in the open ( even if ignored like the homeless guy who lives in the alley and smells like he's drenched in cat piss ) people can at least discover them, link to them, and bring in others to recover the traffic lost — eventually.

Topic Which is better a BJ with touching or without hands just mouth
Posted 23 Oct 2017 07:03

If it's intended to reach completion, it has to be with hands and significant stroking. Otherwise, I'm not getting there. Lots of uncomfortable situations caused by that over the years with women who've had a 100% success rate but couldn't push me over the edge. Warnings that it's hard to get me off orally just end up being taken as a challenge and make the whole thing worse. I don't ask for blowjobs.

Almost impossible for me to come with a woman riding me as well. That has proved to be a rather significant boon, though ;)

Fucking her mouth doesn't work either, because the almost inevitable gagging is a turn-off for me. If I want to be with someone, I don't want to be choking her. If her breasts are big enough to wrap around me and the head to be in her mouth, a titfuck-headjob is a surefire bet.

If it's just foreplay, whatever makes her happy is just fine and dandy with me.

Topic Boy Scouts Allow Girls to Join, Girl Scouts Backlash
Posted 16 Oct 2017 21:57

The crap I got away with when I was on Scout outings with nobody being the wiser tells me that there's way too much potential for sneaking off into the woods and all the consequences thereof.

Rest assured that all it takes is a little coordination between parties, a carefully unzipped tent door, and shielded flashlights to get out of sight and earshot of camp in the wee hours. Scout campouts were where my friends and I got away with all the crap we wouldn't have dared try in town. Co-ed campers provided that sort of opportunity is going to lead to predictable results unless the leaders take turns on watch like they're expecting an Orc ambush at any moment.

My guess is it's not going to end well.

Topic Announcing the Winners of our "Bookish" Story Competition
Posted 15 Oct 2017 08:08

occasion7 occasion5 occasion9 Congratulations

Topic Introducing our new "Bookish" Stories Competition, $150 1st Prize
Posted 01 Oct 2017 15:50

My first draft was 1200 words over. When I finished editing, I was 100 words under. Guess I'm a bit ruthless at editing.

I do so much editing as I write ( and muse ) that I've usually tightened things up to where I want them by the time I consider the first draft done. There's plenty on the cutting room floor, but it's already happened when I type the final punctuation mark.

Topic Introducing our new "Bookish" Stories Competition, $150 1st Prize
Posted 14 Sep 2017 20:14

My first draft squeaked in with 45 words to spare. Knowing the disparity between my word count and Lush's, it's probably barely under the wire for official numbers.

We'll see what it looks like once I start editing this weekend.

Topic Stories that ARE stories
Posted 28 Aug 2017 23:33

I get a lot of compliments on this one for the buildup and the characters.

Topic Announcing our "Pure Filth" Story Competition - $150 1st Prize
Posted 13 Jul 2017 16:51

LOL I just came to the forum after putting a new story in the queue. ( Not for the contest. Already been there, done that )

So I've already messed up the empty queue that I'm sure was causing a widespread sigh of relief :)

This competition closes in three days and there are currently no stories waiting to be verified in the queue. (Damn fine work by the story mods!)

Now would be an excellent time to get your entry submitted. thumbup

Topic Allowable drug use in stories
Posted 07 Jul 2017 01:04

Convenient timing for this. I've got a quickie about to move off the preparation counter and onto the stove that uses pot as an inciting factor. Good to know it's within bounds ahead of time.

Topic Is Wonder Woman Overrated??
Posted 03 Jul 2017 20:08

I enjoyed it a lot. It's far and away the best of the DCEU movies. The No-Mans-Land scene, which I hear was nearly taken out of the movie, was quite powerful in my opinion.

Some of the CGI - especially on the lasso of truth - was cringe-worthy, but not enough to pull me out of the action for more than a few seconds at a time.

It will be the first DCEU movie I end up buying so I can rewatch it again. I didn't even bother going to the theater for BvS. Waited until it was available to rent on digital before I gave it a go.

To me, the best part of that movie was the thing everyone said was going to kill it when it was first announced - Ben Affleck.

But anyway...

It doesn't really have to be a masterpiece. Female led and female directed box office success set a low bar. the DCEU set a (really) low bar. It didn't just clear those bars, it vaulted well beyond them. It's natural that the people who want to see more from both of those angles are going to champion it loudly and proudly, and their enthusiasm is going to end up affecting and inflating the aggregated numbers.

I'm all for letting it have its time in the sun without over analyzing its place in the larger scheme of things.

Topic Announcing our "Pure Filth" Story Competition - $150 1st Prize
Posted 03 Jul 2017 18:50

Well, for the first time in a long time, I'm in.

I don't know what the hell I was thinking when I decided to write a 7 on 1 gangbang in less than 6k words, but it actually worked out. laughing6

Topic Live cams?
Posted 13 May 2017 19:26

Just an ad. Not a directly affiliated ( or branded portal ) site, or I'm sure there would be a direct link on the front page.

Topic 2 spaces between sentences
Posted 04 May 2017 22:17

I learned two spaces on a manual typewriter, and I have no problem adjusting.

Because I don't =P

Absolutely nowhere I post requires adherence to the new standard, so I continue to type exactly as I have for 30 years.

90% of it ends up with a single space anyway, because HTML does that with no intervention.

Topic Re-writing stories
Posted 29 Apr 2017 16:49

I cleaned up a lot of my older stories years ago. Most all of my early stuff received another quick editing pass before I posted it here as well.

If there's a severe logic or continuity error in something, I'll fix it. During that process, I'll give it another full editing pass, possibly cleaning up some phrasing or other little quirks.

It's nothing I do very often, because everything I post nowadays has already been through multiple passes of editing. That doesn't mean it's perfect, but it does mean that the kind of mistakes which make me consider fixing them aren't there.

Topic does lush have some kind of relationship with
Posted 21 Apr 2017 08:19

Looks like the same pack that have been in operation under an ever-evolving name since the early 2000s. The name is always some variant of sexstories and odds are there's already a back-up site in operation under a similar name, stealing the same stories, ready to take over when the current big one gets shut down for malware, DMCA notices sent to the host, etc.

There's no shutting this bunch down. The best you can do is reduce their visibility for a brief period while they switch over to the new domain.

As with any of these fly-by-night sites, it's not worth the effort to pursue it. It's a never-ending game of whack-a-mole. Concentrate any such efforts on shutting down scumbags who are actually selling your work as Ebooks.

Don't forget Amazon's policy that something can't be cheaper elsewhere. Free is cheaper, so reporting a stolen Ebook and linking to your story on Lush is often enough to get it pulled from the store.