Forum posts made by seeker4

Topic Cliches that should die
Posted 24 Mar 2017 18:27

oh, baby, now that i've had cock, i'm suddenly straight! riiiiight. lol

Oh God, that one is awful. And it goes for gay males, too, though I've seen it more with lesbians. One taste of pussy isn't going to make a gay guy straight.

Though I must say, the reverse can be bad, too. Straight as an arrow man sucks his first cock and WHAM! gay as they come. Sure, have a straight character discover that they are bi and can enjoy both sexes, but to suddenly swing 180 degrees w/o warning? Usually I try to hint that they have at least entertained the fantasy before, even if it is their first time doing it.

Topic Cliches that should die
Posted 24 Mar 2017 18:25

You can build a character's description a little at a time as the story progresses, plus let the reader's imagination fill in some of the details.

Exactly. You don't need an infodump about the character, though there are times when you can do it. When someone enters a room and another is looking them over, for instance. Even then, you should only dump the info that the person looking would know. If it's a woman they've never seen before, they wouldn't know her measurements, for instance.

Topic Cliches that should die
Posted 24 Mar 2017 13:47

Actually, I think giving the characters' specific measurements in a story is one of the worst cliches. I've never had a woman pull out a ruler and measure me either like it's some kind of science project: "He was 6 and 3/16 of an inch long, and 4 and 5/8 inches in circumference. It was precisely the 12th largest cock she'd ever had in her life by cubic volume." I think you could cover all this by saying "He was average and unashamed."

Similarly, I've admired many breasts in my life, but the extent of it has always been 'oh, those look nice.' I've never cared about her specific bra-size like I'm going to take her lingerie shopping. Big tits, little tits, firm tits, saggy tits, round tits, bouncy tits, (etc.) are all much better descriptors than a woman's measurements.

I reference measurements if it fits, but rarely precise ones. I think I've used, "His cock had to be at least 7 inches." line for instance. Buy usually, I try to stick to using adjectives.

Topic Cliches that should die
Posted 24 Mar 2017 10:18

Well, the usual one to complain about is the "laundry list" description of the protagonist. "Hi, I'm 18 years old with 34D tits ... yada yada". Nothing wrong with describing your character but that's not the way to do it.

Every woman having D cup tits and every guy having 7 or more inches downstairs. Would be nice to have some realistically described protagonists now and then.

Topic Checking in bombs, in stead of bringing them aboard in carry-on luggage makes aviation safer?
Posted 22 Mar 2017 12:58

I'm rather with patokl on this one, though not entirely.

The better screening of checked bags would definitely make a bomb in a laptop more likely to be detected and stopped. IF there is specific intelligence about using laptops as an attack vector, then this measure makes sense.

However, I would also suggest, based on the Note 7 debacle last year and past experiences with faulty laptop batteries being recalled for similar issues (I'm in IT and tend to remember these things), that a bomb isn't the statistically biggest risk of electronics on planes. Faulty batteries are probably far more likely to do damage than a deliberate bomb. So I do not think it would be a good general practice.

In the end, this is limited to certain countries of origin and seems to be based on specific intelligence, so I can cautiously say I'm cool with it. I would be concerned about it being done on a blanket basis or ongoing as I'm not sure the probability of it being used as an attack vector is higher than the probability of a faulty power system causing inadvertent damage.

Topic Scottish Independence, Take 2
Posted 21 Mar 2017 12:30

I don't know about the Scots, but Quebec has got into the habit of using independence as a form of extortion ("Give us what we want, usually more powers normally reserved for the federal government, or we leave") to the point where some, perhaps many, of us in other provinces, esp. in the West, are prepared to say "don't let the door smack your ass on the way out." Basically, we'd prefer that they either do it once for all or shut up and get on with being part of Canada. We're sick of the game-playing.

Topic Jizz Angels
Posted 21 Mar 2017 12:23

Nope. Religion is more a downer than an upper for me.

Not for me. If conservative forms of Christianity and Islam were the only options, I might be with you, but they are not. There are many religions (even some within those two traditions) that are about freeing the spirit, not repressing it.

Topic Competition Top 10 Badge
Posted 21 Mar 2017 10:20

Got mine. Thanks. It's a great idea.

Topic Happy birthday, Tamar! Happy birthday to the beautiful AltaBrnSgr!
Posted 21 Mar 2017 10:19

Happy Birthday, Tamar!! Have fun and enjoy your special day.

Topic First attraction to a man
Posted 21 Mar 2017 10:13

HMMMM first time? Was with my best friend, we had a sleepover and masturbated each other I just took it one step further and sucked him, never looked back after that

There was a time when a friend stayed over at my apartment (we would have been late twenties) and I actually had sexual thoughts about him staying; wondered if he would like to masturbate with me or let me suck him. Didn't do anything because, at the time, I was still denying my sexuality due to bullying in high school and had no idea if he would be interested. A decade later, when he unexpectedly died after we had kind of drifted apart for a while, I met his boyfriend at the funeral. So apparently I might have missed an opportunity there.

Topic Have you ever fucked any type of fruit?
Posted 21 Mar 2017 10:09

Alas, I have never been intimate with a fruit. I can't really answer the last option, though, since I don't actually hate fruit, just never had sexual feelings for it.

Topic Guys do you like a womens pussy shaved, trimmed, or natural?
Posted 20 Mar 2017 12:53

I have a bit of a thing for hair down there. Not exactly sure why, but I think it's the visual. Draws my gaze or something. Trimmed is okay (though a light trim is better than a heavy one or a "landing strip"), but bald isn't especially appealing to me save that it can feel nice to the touch when it's freshly done and smooth.

Topic Jizz Angels
Posted 20 Mar 2017 11:13

I had a religious upbringing but a very liberal one so I don't really pack a lot of sexual hangups, at least related to religion. My story "The Pastor's Secret" kinds of get into that territory, I guess, since it has a conservative pastor, who is mourning a lost love, hiring an escort for sexual relief (which ends up having a positive impact on both their lives). It's all very hush-hush since he knows his congregation would not approve.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 19 Mar 2017 14:02

I have so far to go to get that one but who knows? Maybe I'll get more productive someday (like in a decade when I retire).

Pull me a pint, too, barkeep.

Topic confess something hot/naughty/dirty
Posted 19 Mar 2017 13:59

Between kiera and sprite, there are a lot of housework dodgers around here.


Confession: I like punishing women who don't do their homework. 6

Topic How do we feel about longer stories/novellas?
Posted 19 Mar 2017 05:42

When I do read stuff on here, I stick to shorter stuff, but that's because of time constraints, not any particular thing I have against the longer works. If time allowed, I'd probably read some of the betters ones. And I'd love to write some longer ones myself but, again, time.

Topic Announcing our "Passion" Poetry Competition
Posted 18 Mar 2017 14:01

Just a little reminder - Poems shouldn't be 8,000 + words. that's a little too much passion. lol flower

What? I can't write my Homeric epic? glasses8

Topic virtual sex games
Posted 18 Mar 2017 10:24

Don't recall anything like that coming up in this thread, but you might want to peruse it, esp. some of the "virtual world" suggestions.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 17 Mar 2017 19:09

Sigh, didn't expect to come back to this kind of news. Been on vacation with family so haven't been on Lush since last Saturday and I walked in to find the news through the comp announcement. I can't really say I "knew" Alan/DirtyMartini, but I've been on Lush long enough to have read his posts and writing and crossed paths with him a few times. I'll have a martini in his honour, dirty of course.

As for the comp, I write poetry sporadically so I may give this one a shot, though my writing mojo is still a long way from returning and I haven't written a poem since ..., well, since the last time I entered a poetry comp.

And, on a happier note, I'm hearing rumours of a birthday for some guy named Bill, so I hope he has a happy one and is celebrating with style.

Topic Cuddling
Posted 17 Mar 2017 18:56

As my wife and I age, I often find that getting naked is as likely to lead to a long bout of skin-to-skin cuddling as actual intercourse. And I do enjoy that, though I'd like to get more actual sex happening between us again, too.

Topic Awesome Award 3/16/17: Dirty Martini
Posted 17 Mar 2017 18:53

OMG, I leave the site for a few days and we lose DirtyMartini. I don't think it is possible to be active on Lush and not at least know who he is. I only knew him through forum posts and writing, but those spoke volumes. Beautiful tribute, Rachel, and I love that the new comp is in his honour.

Topic Guilty or Innocent.
Posted 09 Mar 2017 13:47

Innocent. I have a couple of them on Twitter.

Lush is your only erotic outlet right now.

Topic Forum Game: Sexual Choices
Posted 09 Mar 2017 13:44

Satisfactory sex with another person. Masturbation is getting to be old hat.

Threesome with two men or threesome with two women?

Topic What would you do?
Posted 09 Mar 2017 13:40

Wilful is pretty much on the money but if you have some "bread crumbs" to follow or can connect via social media, a soft follow-up to see if there is interest can't hurt. "Had a great time. Hope you did, too." type of thing to remind her that you exist and maybe twig her to the contact info. I wouldn't push harder, though, unless you get a positive response.

Topic Repeal and Replace
Posted 09 Mar 2017 13:30

First of all, let me say that the health-care system in the US is barbaric, and anything less than a single-payer system is a disgrace.

However, to play devil's advocate for a minute - to convert from the current system to more Canadian or European system would effectively eliminate the health insurance industry and severely hobble health providers and the pharmaceutical industries by disallowing them from the severe price-gouging they commit against average consumers. I have little sympathy for these predatory parasites who grow fat on the misery and suffering of others, but I do have some concerns about the economic ramifications of converting to a single-payer system. Switching to a single-payer system would almost certainly trigger another economic recession. On the other hand, the for-profit insurance system is malignant, and not likely to get any better without some kind of uncomfortable intervention.

Don't count the health insurance industry out. Unless your single payer system covers 100% of costs, there will still be room for them. I'm covered under the Canadian system and I still have health insurance via my employer. What does my insurance cover that the medicare system does not?

- Dental (we don't have coverage for dental here, though it's been talked about)
- Most vision care (checkups are covered under some conditions, but glasses/contacts/laser eye surgery to treat things like myopia are not)
- Prescription drugs (unless they are issued by the hospital pharmacy while I'm being treated in hospital), though people who are 65 and older or on fixed incomes (e.g. welfare) get drug coverage in my province and many others, it is not mandated under the Canada Health Act
- Some health care that isn't mandated under the Canada Health Act (e.g. a lot of physiotherapy, massage, podiatry, etc.)
- Upgrades from the basic coverage provided by single payer. For instance, medicare only covers ward accommodation in hospital, but my insurance upgrades that to semi-private.

Also, while some provinces have programs to cover it, home care is not officially mandated under the Canada Health Act so coverage for it and how it is provided is all over the map. Insurance may cover some of these services when the government does not. My own employer does home oxygen and respiratory medical equipment and some of our patients who aren't fully funded by the government do get coverage from their workplace health insurance.

That said, at least the insurance industry isn't making the call on how necessary medical care is provided for the most part. They are supplementing what the government provides.

Topic Time and place
Posted 09 Mar 2017 12:27

What she said only 5 minutes later.

Topic Types of tea
Posted 09 Mar 2017 09:30

I see Lapsang Souchang in the middle there. That is a really unique one. It's smoked over pine fires, giving it a very unique taste. Both of my loose leaf suppliers carry it but I've only bought it once. I like it but it just seems so different I can't bring myself to use it as an "every day" tea. I may buy some in May for my birthday or something.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 09 Mar 2017 07:40

How about this one? I am sure Verbal And Bethany could throw something together.

LOL. That one had me in stitches the first time a friend played it for me (back the eighties, I think). I could definitely get a little klesmer-ish clarinet line going under that.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 09 Mar 2017 07:11

I'll drink to William Shatner. Loved him as Denny Crane. Also these commercials...

Guess who is Guest of Honor at Forest City Comic-con here in London, Ontario this fall? Yep, Jim Kirk/Denny Crane (and let's not forget TJ Hooker) is coming to my home town.

Anyway, I need a drink of something. Maybe something not too alcoholic. I almost deactivated this morning (well, I did and then I quickly undid it), something I flirt with now and then. I think it's more depression than really wanting to leave this place.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 08 Mar 2017 13:05

It probably depends on which Star Trek theme we're talking. The original should be danceable. Next Generation, not so much. DS9 is a bit slow for stripping. Can't remember Voyager. Enterprise is a actually a song with words but most Trek fans seem to hate on it so we might want to avoid it.