Forum posts made by seeker4

Topic Awesome Award 2/27/16: Rumpleforeskin
Posted 27 Feb 2017 13:33

A very deserved award, as I've already commented over in Rump's bar. Now all the ladies should rush over. Some idiot ape said he'd buy all the ladies a drink.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 27 Feb 2017 13:31

the owner of this fine establishment is the second recipient of the wonderful Awesome award! can you believe it? first Buz, now Bill. who's been paying sprite, guys? evil4

huge congrats, bill and it's so deserved. Big Hugs

Was there ever any doubt? This man is awesome squared. Now get me a drink, you lout. A pint of whatever's in that tap. And one for the lady, too. All the ladies, in fact. Except Sprite. She gets two of whatever she wants for coming up with the award in the first place.

And I resolutely avoided the Oscars as usual. Lush awards are more relevant anyhow.

Topic Do you like women in stripper heels?
Posted 27 Feb 2017 11:44

Maybe it's 20+ years married to someone who can't wear heels (flat feet) but they do nothing for me. Bare feet are best or maybe nice looking flat sandals.

Topic Bill Paxton Dies at 61
Posted 27 Feb 2017 11:40

I loved so many of Paxton's movies and roles over the years. io9 has put out a list of their top 13 Paxton roles but it tends to the s-f/fantasy/horror end of things since that's their forte. Still, it's a pretty good selection. I had not known about him being on Agents of SHIELD, thus joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe along with the Terminator, Alien, and Predator universes.

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As a longtime vampire fan, his performance as Severen in Near Dark is probably my pick for favorite.

My son is an aspiring meteorologist and storm chaser and pointed me at this next story originally. It's a beautiful tribute from a profession that he portrayed in one of his best known roles:

RIP, Mr. Paxton. Thanks for all the great work you've put in to entertain us.

Topic Big tick on my 'bucket list'
Posted 24 Feb 2017 12:58

Shit. How did miss this thread earlier? Congratulations, both on getting the novel out and on the 5 star reviews on Amazon.

Topic Which is better?
Posted 24 Feb 2017 11:37

Ice cream, though fro-yo that is flavoured on the spot with frozen berries can come close.

Topic The Vikings
Posted 24 Feb 2017 11:33

I love it! No, it isn't historically accurate, but its a drama, not a documentary, and it delivers good medieval action and stories.

The problem is that it aired (in Canada at least) on History Television which gave it at least the veneer of history for the less educated watchers. Only saw a couple episodes before I cancelled the satellite package that gave me History and it looked terrific as a medieval drama series, though.

For those who loves them some Norse, Neil Gaiman's retellings of the Norse myths from the Prose Edda and related sources is out. It's called Norse Mythology and it's selling like hotcakes.

Topic You just won the lottery...what's your first BIG purchase
Posted 24 Feb 2017 11:29

Depends on the lottery.

A seven figure win? Probably ditch my Hondas and go for Jags or something. Then use the rest for travel (we've already got a nice retirement kitty saved up). Perhaps invest in some kind of time share plan that I can use to provide housing when I'm travelling.

More than that? Venture capital, baby. Find some tech geeks with a proper business plan and the next great idea and invest in their start-up.

Topic How big is too big?
Posted 24 Feb 2017 11:25

I've seen proportions that were off (slim top with a massive bottom or huge tits on a tiny frame) but that's relative. Nothing is really "too big" in absolute terms, though I prefer a cock that I can take in my mouth without gagging.

Topic Watch out UK readers, Doris is coming!
Posted 24 Feb 2017 11:23

I must ask to see if my weather-geek son is following this story. He mostly focuses on North American weather so he may have missed it. Talks about studying meteorology down the road (he's doing computer science for his undergrad).

Doris just strikes me as the name of someone who'd own a hair salon like my grandmother goes to. You know, specializes in those football helmet hairdos with enough hairspray that it the hair could survive intact, one of those storms that need to be named.

Actually, I've known some Dorises who were real classic old battleaxes so the name may be more fitting than some think.

Take care, my UK friends.

Topic which food can you SIMPLY NOT ABIDE?
Posted 24 Feb 2017 11:19

Melons (the actual fruit, you perverts). Not sure why, but I just don't find them appetizing. I've eaten them when no other fruit was available but avoid otherwise.

Raw banana actually makes me feel ill. Something about the consistency more than the taste, I think, since I like banana cake, fried banana, and so on.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 24 Feb 2017 08:02

MP, care for something to wet your whistle? Emerson and Seeker, ya want some 'Beaver Breath Brandy' for a chaser? Anybody else need a drink?

Not for me. Still on decongestants. Just strong and black will do.

It makes writing sequels hell because I tend to lose interest and pick up on another work.

Yes on the sequels part. I generally only get sequels written when an idea for a sequel or other followup (e.g. prequel) comes to me while I'm writing the original or if the story needs one to "finish" something (as with Snow-Plowed and Never Again). Ideas dance in my head from time to time for followups to old stories but once a story is more than month or two in the past, I find it hard to get back into that milieu. I'd be terrible at writing a fantasy series like Game of Thrones.

Topic TV & Movie Show Ideas
Posted 24 Feb 2017 05:52

Dunwich Horrors

Horror anthology series, loosely linked by recurring characters such as a university professor who researches magic and the paranormal, taking place in the fictitious locations created by H. P. Lovecraft (Arkham, Innsmouth, Dunwich, all in Massachusetts or thereabouts). Some eps would be actual adaptations of Lovecraft (redone for modern sensibilities by removing his racism and sexism), others might be originals crafted by his modern successors (e.g. Caitlin Kiernan, Ramsey Campbell, Stephen King if he can be convinced) or adaptations of their stories. Overall metaplot about the return of the Great Old Ones climaxes at the end of each season.

Fifth Business

Multi-season dramedy based on The Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies. Revolves around events that spiral out from the day Percy Staunton hits the minister's wife with a snowball containing a chunk of rock, causing her to lose her mind and give birth prematurely. Focal character for season 1, as in the book, is Dunstan Ramsay, who witnesses the event and later becomes involved with investigating Percy's mysterious suicide (or was it murder) and the mysterious magician Magnus Eisengrim. Later seasons move into the later books, bringing David Staunton, Percy's son, and Magnus to the fore.

Lush Life TV

Anthology series adapted from Lush Editor's Picks and comp winners. Obviously would have to be on a premium cable channel because there's no way you're going to edit this one down below an R rating.

Topic Favorite Horror Films
Posted 24 Feb 2017 05:39

The Haunting (1963 version)
Alien (1978)
Night of the Living Dead (1968 original, I'm generally not fond of the cannibal zombie genre but the movie that started it all gets a pass)
Carnival of Souls (1962, very creepy and Twilight Zone-ish)
Dracula (1931, not as scary anymore but still creepy and atmospheric)
Nosferatu (1922 silent, best vampire film ever, the 1979 sound remake by Werner Herzog is pretty good as well)
Halloween (1978, John Carpenter at his finest)
The Thing (1951 and 1982 versions, different takes on the same original story, both great horror, Carpenter again with the 1982 version)
The Wicker Man (1973, pretend the Nicolas Cage remake never happened and just enjoy the performances by Edward Woodward and Christopher Lee)
Psycho (1960, oddly Hitch didn't do much actual horror, mostly thrillers like Rear Window and North by Northwest, but this remains the finest psycho-slasher film of all time)
Hellraiser (1987, forget the subsequent misbegotten attempts to turn Pinhead into another horror anti-hero like Freddy or Jason, the original is a bloody, creepy show that does a bang-up job of bringing Clive Barker's horror sensibility to the cinema. Written and directed by Barker from his novella The Hellbound Heart)

I'm probably missing some. There should a King movie on here but I'm not sure which one. Maybe Misery or the TV miniseries of Salem's Lot.

Topic Do you like to masturbate?
Posted 23 Feb 2017 12:12

Let's see, over the years I have:

- humped the sheets (makes a mess, though)
- stroked the traditional way (fist around cock)
- fucked my fist after lubing it (with soap in the shower or lube in bed)
- massaged it with fingertips (current preferred technique if I can't do the lube one)

Topic Time to ditch your Yahoo! email address
Posted 23 Feb 2017 11:29

I've never used Yahoo! Mail for regular use, just burner accounts. My regular are GMail and my old Hotmail account. Proton looks interesting. I think I signed up last time Liz (or someone) recommended it and then didn't really use it. Must revisit it.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 23 Feb 2017 08:28

Is that just me, or do others have multiple titles going at once?

I often do. Only have one at the moment but that's unusual. I'll often start new ones as they come to me, leaving me with 3 or 4 on the go. Usually one or two get finished and one or two get abandoned.

Just some strong, black coffee for me. If the spoon stands up and jumps out, it's strong enough.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 22 Feb 2017 13:55

Hey barkeep, put Buz's drinks on my tab. Sounds like he's having a rough time. I'll have to settle for a rum and coke minus the rum for today. Got a cold and I suspect that decongestants and alcohol don't mix very well.

Topic Competition Entries should be primarily SOLO efforts
Posted 22 Feb 2017 12:00

It would be interesting to see who pairs with who, and how they decide to work together, with the added pressure of a time limit to get the story done. I've only done one collaboration with anyone on this site, which I think turned out alright (as a story, and an experience). However, there are lots of great writers I respect a lot, like Browncoffee, whom I'd never work with because our writing styles are very different. So a big part of the competition would be in finding the right partner and working together.

That would certainly be my challenge. I'm a bit of a loner at heart and writing is kind of a passion for me so I'm not sure how I would handle another set of hands on the product. Could be fun with the right collaborator but, as you say, harmonizing styles and approaches to writing would be a challenge. In the end, I doubt I would approach anyone myself (I don't even send out friend requests generally) so it would probably be someone approaching me with an idea that clicked.

Topic Competition Entries should be primarily SOLO efforts
Posted 22 Feb 2017 10:09

No, I can't sprite.

So you want to enter the competition 20 times with 20 different writing partners ... great.

And, I don't even mind if you win.

IF, and it's a big IF, Nicola were to allow co-authored stories in comps, I would suggest that there should still be a limit of one story per author per comp counting co-author credits. So if you are a credited co-author on a story, that's your one entry. No solo entry or other co-author entries allowed. Co-authoring comp stories, IF allowed, should not become a backdoor to multiple entries per author.

Personally, though, I think a comp for co-authored stories would be an interesting idea at some point (I have never co-authored a story save one that was more of a heavy edit) but regular comps should remain solo with proof-reader assistance allowed.

Topic Competition Entries should be primarily SOLO efforts
Posted 22 Feb 2017 06:55

So, would we all be happier, if the rules were altered, so that proofing and light editing are ok, but anything more involved, shouldn't be allowed?

At the end of the day, it's an honour system, and totally unpoliceable. The message we're trying to get across, is that we want submissions, to be as close to your own work, as possible.

Feedback welcome.

Sounds good to me. That's about what I was thinking.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 21 Feb 2017 08:52

Tea sipper here, Rump, though I've been kind of avoiding the tea in this place. But if you've finally cleaned the dang kettle, sure.

BC Foundation for Flailing Writers

Canadian moment: I was puzzled as to why browncoffee, who is in the UK, was raising funds for someone in British Columbia (the usual meaning of BC in my land). Then I clued in.

Topic Competition Entries should be primarily SOLO efforts
Posted 21 Feb 2017 08:47

I am someone who self-edits most of the time anyway so it is no skin off my teeth in that regard.

However, allowing use of a proof-reader to do a pass on grammar, spelling, etc. seems potentially fair to me. Might open up the comps to more entries from beginning writers or those who aren't native English speakers. I doubt that a totally incapable writer is going to win a comp even with that level of help.

Having someone totally write your story from scratch (you provide the idea, they write it) or do heavy editing is a problem in a comp, I would say, and needs to be disallowed.

So the issue becomes how do you know which one someone has used? Nicola is erring on the side of caution by saying no outside edits and I can see why. Would be nice, though, if we could somehow open the door to minor editing/proofing assistance.

Topic Crazy love triangle
Posted 21 Feb 2017 08:31

I'd say A. Cut your losses. Girlfriend has a new guy so probably won't raise much of a fuss and you avoid problems on the family side. The only issue I see is her daughter, who appears to have become a bit attached to you and may find the new guy too young to be a father figure, more of a big brother. However, you first priority is your own progeny and it sounds like they need you.

All that said, I've never had an emotionally deep affair, just sex on the side, so perhaps I'm approaching this a bit too coldly and logically.

Topic To those who Cheated while being in Relationship, what Instigated you ? was it worth ?? and what were the consequences ??
Posted 21 Feb 2017 08:20

perfect example of pleonasm.

Taken out of context that sounds dirty. evil4

TO the OP:

What instigated me? Giving in to my urges for a more varied, interesting sex life. In short, I was fucking bored. My spouse is a great companion and co-parent but there isn't much physical heat there.

Was it worth it? I met some nice women and enjoyed my time with them so I guess so.

What were the consequences? None to date beyond my own guilt. I have not done it in a while and I'm not sure I will again.

Topic Fukushima Daichi
Posted 19 Feb 2017 11:58

This needs putting out somewhere. Is it just me, or are people just blind to the ongoing mega catastrophe at Fukushima ? Nothing in the MSM, Gov agencies in denial, no doubt there is a massive coverup. This thing is out of control, the fuel has gone, and is melting into the earth. They can't stop it, and they are clueless about how to proceed, what price our planet ?

I have heard nothing in any source, MSM or not, to suggest that the meltdown is still going on. You do realize that the Fukushima disaster was nearly 6 years ago, right? While radioactive leaks are still a problem, the meltdown is long since over. And, no, a meltdown does not cause the fuel to melt into the Earth, it just turns it into radioactive slag in the reactor chamber. In fact, the Snopes article below points out that the allegedly melting down reactor (number 3) in fact has already melted down as part of the original disaster.

Topic Inspiration and Celebrities
Posted 19 Feb 2017 11:51

There is a rule against using real, living people or writing "fanfic". Referencing a celebrity (e.g. "She looked like Jennifer Lawrence only hotter") is, IIRC, okay. Not sure about a shapeshifter turning into one, though. That might be getting closer to the line. Hopefully a current mod will come into the thread at some point and give us some guidance.

Personally, I don't visualize celebs for my characters. Often, I visualize someone I know or have met in my regular life. I have a character in an eternally unfinished story (because I keep waffling on how to end it) that I am now seeing physically as the bank teller I dealt with the other day. Lovely, blonde young woman who was almost exactly how I had been seeing the character (save for having a ring through the top of her ear, but I might just add that now).

Topic Use My Last Word First - in a 5 word sentence..
Posted 17 Feb 2017 13:44

Hot day for February tomorrow.

Topic Competition Entries should be primarily SOLO efforts
Posted 17 Feb 2017 13:42

That's not a raccoon ... This is a raccoon:

Regaeman Man

Topic Guilty or Innocent.
Posted 17 Feb 2017 13:07

Innocent but it sounds exciting.

You have taken someone shopping at a sex shop as foreplay.