Forum posts made by seeker4

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 18 Aug 2017 09:39

Incidentally, my wife got a picture from her sister over in China of a slot canyon in Xinjiang province (the far West of China) that could have just as easily been taken in the Southwestern US. Apparently there's a region out there that is quite similar to the formations in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 18 Aug 2017 09:36



Canyons of Utah? I honeymooned in the Maze in the Canyonlands, and have done a ton of camping and backpacking out in the Needles too. A few times at Arches, though it's a little too crowded there for my tastes. Those canyons of Utah?

Thanks for the props on the Shards? There's an audio up for Click now, it's on the sig line below.

Can you just fill my bathtub with coffee, and I'll slip in?

Yep, Bryce Canyon first, then over to Moab to see the two you mention, then Page (via Blanding and Monument Valley) to see Antelope Canyon, and then a couple days in Zion National Park. Flying into and out of Vegas and renting wheels there.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 18 Aug 2017 05:33

My last morning here for a while. Bertha's brew with BBB, please. The canyons of Utah are beckoning but I'm curiously not that enthused about this trip. Probably because the follow-up is moving my son out (and six hours drive away). Anyhow, I might slip by on and off today and then I'll get gone for a while.

I've started reading the Shards kind of randomly here and there and, as others have said, they worth the effort. Verbal really has mastered the art of saying a lot in a few words.

Topic Most important aspect to sexual satisfaction
Posted 17 Aug 2017 10:13

I think I largely agree with Bethany here. Not really looking for dom or sub in my relationships, but someone I can share with on a more or less equal plane.

For me, the most important aspect to sexual satisfaction is feeling connected to the person I am with. Doesn't have be a love for all time, but at least feel like there's more to what we are doing than rubbing body parts together. Even when I was seeing escorts and literally paying for sex, my favorite was one with whom I shared interests that we could discuss during down times in our meetings. Some other were great physically but the aftermath was kind of a letdown because we didn't click outside that very visceral level.

Even with my spouse, the best encounters have been the ones that ended with naked cuddles rather than the ones that were physically mind-blowing.

Topic Where would you take her?
Posted 16 Aug 2017 13:10

A nude beach/resort. Needless to say, how to dress isn't an issue. She can wear whatever she likes until we get there when the (un)dress code takes over.

Topic Moderator of the Month, for July
Posted 16 Aug 2017 13:09

Sweet!

(Had to the be the first to say it).

Congrats and thanks, Candy, for keeping the queue moving.

Topic North Korea and The United States
Posted 16 Aug 2017 11:43

Boy that escalated quickly. ... writing note to self....."don't make RACIST jokes on lush"

Fixed yer typo.

Topic Tolerating Intolerance
Posted 16 Aug 2017 11:42



Think Tank Lite? You mean a place where we can discuss issues without it devolving into name-calling, trolling and "humor" within two pages? Count me in.




Like that's even possible on the Internet.

Topic North Korea and The United States
Posted 16 Aug 2017 10:04

Actually, I generally stay out of the Think Tank (I have other places to go for drama and political shithole threads) so I have no idea what's going on in other threads (and probably don't want to). Just came into this thread to see what folks were thinking about the DPRK situation and saw your post, which triggered alarm bells. Trink, I'll forgive you that post but your reaction suggests you still aren't getting what I'm saying. You really need to think before you post sometimes. That's advice, not criticism BTW.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 16 Aug 2017 09:53

Yay! Jen's a forum mod! She gets to spend her time on the forum dealing with drama queens, troublemakers, and trolls!

Oh, wait ... angry7

Have some alcohol, Jen. Lots of it. On me. Pour Wine

And for myself, it's lunchtime. Haven't had a three martini lunch in a while, but I think one is enough to start. Vodka martini, shaken not stirred, as my man Daniel will be ordering at least one more time.

Topic North Korea and The United States
Posted 16 Aug 2017 07:44



That was NOT a racist comment. It was a joke.



A RACIST joke. I'm inclined to let you off for ignorance, but mocking Asian speech patterns like that was a cliche in some very racist Hollywood movies where white actors in "yellow face" played Asian characters, usually catering to every possible stereotype assigned to Asians in that era. Racism is racism, joke or not. And my wife is Chinese and DOES NOT speak like that so you're skating on some very, very thin ice with me on this, trink.

I'll accept your apology (it was actually me, not Dani, who called you on it in the first place) but you really need to educate yourself about racial stereotypes and the harm they've done to various groups.

As for Borat, he actually was called out for racism by some Kazakhs here.

Topic North Korea and The United States
Posted 15 Aug 2017 12:33



Wow...fake Asian accents is where we're at now?

You left out an adjective: RACIST fake Asian accents. Seriously. That's right out of an old yellow-face Hollywood movie.

Topic Writing Basics
Posted 15 Aug 2017 11:37


The only point I disagreed with was point seven.

There is no magic to writing in short sentences. In fact, I think if you use too many of them, you get a staccato feel and an inability to vary the pacing (short sentences are great for action, less so for description, in my opinion). Poetic language only works if it doesn't get in the way of the story.

Agreed. There are times when you want to describe or develop a feeling and need more words, there are times when you want to give the feeling of movement and action. It isn't a matter of long or short being better in general but which one is best for the job at hand. And there is, as in many things, a middle ground. Just because you aren't saying something in 5 words doesn't mean you're bashing out a 40 word run-on.



Avoiding the chronology trap is something I have to remind myself of. The reader doesn't care what's going on every second. Nor is it important to the story how many steps it is to the bathroom....


Usually about the third run-through of a story, I find myself tossing large chunks of writing because I realize there is no point to it being there. That said, sometimes you need to get down to that level of detail to explain a scene or set a certain mood. So, as above, it isn't necessarily always wrong to have a lot of detail, but you also need to make sure that the detail is needed to develop plot, character, and mood and isn't just filler.

Topic Can I get an interview with you?
Posted 15 Aug 2017 05:45

Introduce the title of your story: Open
Genre/Category: Bisexual
Provide the link: https://www.lushstories.com/stories/bisexual/open.aspx

1. What first inspired you to write this particular story?

The story began with the idea of having an erotic dream, then meeting (and fucking) the person from the dream. I was looking to continue the saga of Julia from A Bride's Awakening so I made her the one having the dream. Originally, the further adventures with the wife was going to be a follow-on but it flowed naturally and the story kind of became more about how Julia becomes involved in Pete & Maggie's open relationship and how it affects her.

2. How did you come up with these characters?

Julia, as I said, is a continuing character. Pete is loosely inspired by a contractor who does jobs for my employer and did some work on my kitchen a couple years back. Really nice, together sort of guy and I figured he'd make a good lover for someone like Julia. Maggie is pretty much original though her description is based on a couple women I've been attracted to over the years.

3. How does it differ from some of your other stories?

It's woman's perspective but I'm writing a lot of those now so maybe not as different as it might have been even a couple years ago.

4. What was the most challenging thing about writing this piece?

As always, writing from the perspective of the other sex has its challenges. Trying to get the sex and the relationship between Julia and the couple right while still keeping the emotional content about Julia still dealing with the fallout of ending her wedding was probably more of a challenge.

5. Anything else you want to tell us about it?

This story was a bit of struggle (as regulars in Rump's already know), especially how to tie things up at the end. I went through three or four endings and even got input from an outside reader (thanks, Rump) before settling on the one I used.

It is, of course, one more episode in the saga of Julia and her ex Curt. I'll return to them soon, though I'm still dancing around whether to do more individual explorations or start bringing them back together for some kind of resolution to the event that started it all.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 14 Aug 2017 13:57


When are you leaving on vacation? Need to know that so we can schedule the 'Run Amuk Orgy' for a time when you're gone. ;)


Leave Saturday for ten days. Party on all you like. I'll exact suitable revenge later. evil4

For now, though, whiskey is needed. Neat and lots of it.

Topic What was the question?
Posted 14 Aug 2017 10:33

Why would you want to share your naught secrets?

Topic Heaven is a place where....
Posted 14 Aug 2017 07:42

I lounge in quiet repose sharing intellectual conversations with the great philosophers of history ... after we enjoy a wild orgy together. (Yeah, my vision of heaven is a bit fucked up).

Topic Use My Last Word First - in a 5 word sentence..
Posted 14 Aug 2017 07:38

Pleasure is our ultimate goal.

Topic The person below me is...
Posted 14 Aug 2017 07:37

Nope. Got my usual bedtime company.

TPBM is ready for their next vacation.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 14 Aug 2017 07:32

You know, I don't think I never actually knew who wrote that poem but I've read and heard it many times. Thanks for adding yet another fact to my store of trivia.

Time for the usual Bertha brew with BBB.

Topic The "Runaway Bride" Duology
Posted 13 Aug 2017 14:09

So, after recounting Curt's adventures with his lovely client Angela, it's time to learn what Julia has been doing in the wake of her decision to put a halt to their nuptials. As you might expect, in involves exploring new desires, this time with a couple in an open marriage.

Open

And since this is now growing into a proper series, I have fixed up the links so that you can start with A Bride's Awakening and read through them in what I think is the best order.

The story of Curt and Julia is not done by any means, but there's more to my life than writing smut so it will be well into Fall before the saga resumes. And maybe ends. I haven't decided yet if the next one will the last.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 13 Aug 2017 13:15

I'll buy a round for the bar. Nothing to do with my new story finally being finished and verified. Nothing whatsoever.book

Oh, and if you start reading with The Bride's Awakening, the links now follow the more or less correct story path. Well, save that Wedding Night Blues actually overlaps The Bride's Awakening and they can be read in any order for that reason. And that, at least in my mind, Mile High to Vegas and Open take place on the same weekend but I haven't actually put anything in either that spells that out so it's not necessarily "canon".

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 13 Aug 2017 06:41

Bertha's but add some Bushmill's instead of the usual BBB. Irish Coffee seems right for a sleepy Sunday morning.

Topic Gimme a number between One and....
Posted 11 Aug 2017 11:43

One. Yeah, I'm boring. Done it more than once in 24 hours with the same person, but only one person in a 24 hour period.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 11 Aug 2017 08:32


'Friend' Seeker. Haven't we done this 'friends' thing before?



I think I mentioned that in my friend request. Not sure why you weren't on my friends list. And you aren't over on blue either, so now I'm baffled as to why I remember friending you.

Anyhow, lunch time. Beer, please. Something in a bottle. I remember how carefully those taps get cleaned.588-rolleyes Any Stella or Heineken? I'm partial to European brews.

Real Canadian Joke:

What the similarity between American beer and sex in a canoe?

They're both fucking close to water. laughing6

But the Europeans probably make the same joke about our beer (at least the bit corporate stuff, some of our craft beers hew more European).

Topic Orgasm vs Ejaculation
Posted 11 Aug 2017 05:47

Never happened to me that I can recall. Small or minimal ejaculations after a "busy day" is the closest I can think of.

Topic Villains (Mwahaha)
Posted 11 Aug 2017 05:42

For me, a compelling villain needs to be menacing and well-matched to the protagonist. Having a backstory is great, but only if it actually fits with the character and gives some heft to their villainy. Darth Vader, for instance, is a great villain (very menacing and basically Luke's shadow self once the whole father thing comes out) but the backstory Lucas finally gave us in the prequels was ... a bit lame (okay, a lot lame) though much of that was in the telling. With a better script and better actor playing Anakin, it might have worked.

Personally, my favorite villain (not sure if he's the greatest of all time, but he's up there for me) would be The Master from Doctor Who. I'm not up to speed on the new series incarnations (Derek Jacobi, John Simm and Michelle Gomez) but the original Master, Roger Delgado, was a classic (and Anthony Ainley, who took the part during the Fourth Doctor's tenure, was a pretty good successor). Delgado cut a pretty sinister figure to start with and the character was quite literally the Doctor's opposite: another renegade Time Lord but one who fell out with the Time Lords because of his lust for power rather than a desire to use his skills and knowledge to protect others. He could, depending on the writers involved, be a classic B movie mustache twirler but Delgado was a good enough actor that even in those stories, there was a bit more to the character than your usual cardboard cutout villain. And, while he never abandoned his lust for power, The Master was also a pragmatist who would cooperate with The Doctor when needed (but always to backstab when the opportunity arose, sometimes to his own detriment). I believe that the new series has expanded on the background, particularly having the two being friends back before they left Gallifrey (the Time Lords' homeworld) but, as I said, I'm not up to the season where The Master was reintroduced.

Oh, and there is one incarnation of The Master I tend to ignore: Eric Roberts in the 1996 TV movie was just awful. Which was too bad because Paul McGann was terrific as The Doctor and deserved a better villain.

Topic Politics
Posted 10 Aug 2017 11:58

The 2-party system worked for 200 years until campaign finance laws were relaxed and big money entered politics. Now, neither party represents the will of the people, just the will of special interests. Get money out of politics and the 2 party system will once again function well. Reverse Citizen's United, ban lobbyists, fund campaigns with public, not private funds, and get corporations and big banks out of politics, and we'll be a democracy again.

We have done some of this in Canada. Corporate donations are banned and private donations limited (though political fundraisers continue to be allowed and continue to create issues with conflict of interest). For a while, we had public funds going to parties based on share of popular vote but I think that got dropped or changed under the previous government. Have to check.

I think party politics are not going away in any Western democracy. Even if you didn't have them formally built into the system, coalitions of politicians with shared interests would naturally form and start working together. Better to have them formally recognized and controlled, but with room for new parties to aris.

And I think that's really where Canada and the U.S. part on this: we have new parties arising on a fairly regular basis. While our core parties remain the Liberal, Conservative, and New Democratic parties (NDP are a social democratic party with no real US counterpart save perhaps the left wing of the Democrats, e.g. Bernie), things are far more interesting than that when you know the history.

During my lifetime we've had Reform rise and then merge with (read: take over) the former Progressive Conservative party to form the current Conservative Party of Canada. We've had a Quebec nationalist party called the Bloc Quebecois rise and fall (they still have a couple seats in Parliament but are far below where they were back in the nineties). We've seen Greens start to become a force in some regions.

Even the NDP have only existed in present form since the 1960s when they arose out of a previous party called the CCF (Cooperative Commonwealth Federation). And the CCF was one of two new major parties that arose in the Depression, the other being Social Credit, which kind of fizzled out in the 1970s and 80s after winning a few provincial elections in provinces like Alberta and BC (where they held on the longest).

To my mind, having a system that allows for new parties and evolutionary (or revolutionary) change to existing parties is part of a healthy democracy and I really don't get the US two-party system. Either the two parties get along and you effectively have a one party state or they are clashing and you get gridlock. Having >2 adds voices and opens the door to things like minority governments and coalitions that allow those other voices to get involved in actual governance.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 10 Aug 2017 11:30

Lunch is over so must be time for something stronger than coffee. Some JD on the rocks if you got it (and can pry the bottle out of Buz's hands).

Topic Your opinion: Top 10 Rock Guitarists of All Time
Posted 10 Aug 2017 11:28

Hm. Not sure I can manage 10, but here's what I got:

Steve Howe (Yes, Asia)
Dave Gilmour
Mark Knopfler
Eric Clapton
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Alex Lifeson (Rush)
George Harrison
Pete Townsend
Jimmy Page
Jeff Beck

Hey, I made it. I'll also give an honourable mention to Harry Manx. He's blues-folk-world music rather than rock so I didn't include him, but he is fantastic.


I might need to amend mine. I've been listening Canadian roots rock duo Whitehorse a lot recently (new album) and Luke Doucet, who formed the group with his wife Melissa McLeland, is one hell of a guitar player. Not sure how well known he is outside Canada but look him or Whitehorse up on Youtube or your music service of choice and give it a whirl.