Forum posts made by seeker4

Topic The eBook listings are now indexed
Posted 12 Jun 2017 09:19

For the list to become an effective marketing/selling tool for authors, it probably needs to be organized by category type (First Time, Group Sex, etc.) and, if possible, contain a brief annotation.

That's where Dewey comes in. glasses8 Sex with bartenders would be under 641.874.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 12 Jun 2017 06:10

I'm thinking that instead of coffee with a shot of whiskey, I'd like whiskey with a shot of coffee. I think I need to be drunk more than I need to be awake.

Pulled an old, unfinished story out of the electronic dustbin and re-read it. It's ready to go, really, if it had an ending. Time to give it a second shot, I think, though the basic conflict that sidelined it remains: I'm not sure how to end the dang thing. There's two basic ways to go with it (arguably three) and I can't settle on one.

Topic The eBook listings are now indexed
Posted 11 Jun 2017 17:56

Unencumbered by any real knowledge, last time I checked, the Dewey system was being surplanted by the Library of Congress cataloging least in the US of A. But I bow to Seeker or anyone else who actually knows what they're talking about.

LC is used in academic libraries but most smaller public libraries still use Dewey. LC is too detailed for a small collection.

Topic The eBook listings are now indexed
Posted 11 Jun 2017 14:18

The Dewey what now? scratch

It was bugging me for a while.

Now it's easier to find works from the same author, or even a particular title you're interested in.

If we can help people find your eBooks in an easier way, all the better.

Librarian joke. It's the numeric system used to classify books for libraries, at least on this side of the pond (mostly for non-fiction though I've heard of some that insist on trying to apply it to fiction, too). So, for instance, sex manuals are in 613.96.

Topic The eBook listings are now indexed
Posted 11 Jun 2017 11:50

Librarian ape approves. Now when do we start classifying them using the Dewey Decimal System?

Topic Watch This Space for a Stupendous Announcement about the New Direction of LushStories!
Posted 11 Jun 2017 11:42

Why start now? Anyone mind if i post a picture of my ass?

Like anyone ever said no to you making an ass of yours ... oops, didn't word that very well, did I?Embarassed

Topic Watch This Space for a Stupendous Announcement about the New Direction of LushStories!
Posted 11 Jun 2017 06:37

Is anyone else worried that this "stupendous announcement" seems to be as baffling to Nicola as anyone else? Has there been a coup d'etat backstage or something? Or is there going to be one? Who is this "sprite" person anyhow? A sock for nicola? Or is nicola a sock for sprite? Or is this like the Trinity with sprite and nicola both being part of a single divine Lush?

Or am I just not getting enough sleep?

Only 8 days to go before the truth becomes clear. But whose truth?

Topic Watch This Space for a Stupendous Announcement about the New Direction of LushStories!
Posted 10 Jun 2017 16:05

The kittens would be voluntary, right, not obligatory?

Sure. We could even substitute puppies for the dog persons. dog

Topic There goes a piece of my childhood - RIP Adam West
Posted 10 Jun 2017 14:37

One of my favorite shows as a kid, and still one I come back around to from time to time as an adult, was the 1966-68 Batman starring Adam West as the titular hero and Burt Ward as archetypal superhero sidekick Robin, The Boy Wonder. While I was too young to see the original run (I was a toddler when it started), it was in regular syndication in the 70s when I was growing up and I watched it regularly, as well as seeing the feature film version from 1966 a few times.

Sure it was campy to the point of silliness, but it still offered a vision of Batman that I find appealing in some ways - less Dark Knight seeking vengeance for his parents' murders, more Caped Crusader fighting crime. And what criminals. Franks Gorshin's Riddler, Burgess Meredith's Penguin, and the three Catwoman portrayals (Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt in the series and Lee Meriweather in the film) still rank among my favorite Bat-villains.

Not to diss modern incarnations (I do like the Tim Burton and Chris Nolan versions), but it does offer a nice counterpoint to those darker visions. So losing Adam West, even at the ripe old age of 88, is a sad moment. The TV stars I followed as a kid are mostly my parents' generation so I know I'll be seeing more of them off over the next decade or two.

Topic How serious do you take your story. Or if you're a reader how serious do you want the story to be?
Posted 09 Jun 2017 11:50

I do take my writing fairly seriously. I love writing and want to do it well. I'm not here to just write fantasies, but to tell stories that encompass those fantasies. Also, I tend to get invested in my characters and want to do right by them, esp. recurring ones like the couple in my current series (see sig).

Topic Watch This Space for a Stupendous Announcement about the New Direction of LushStories!
Posted 09 Jun 2017 11:45

Can't be. We're definitely too fabulous for them. Regaeman Man

Maybe we're forming our own party. The LUSH (Lusty, Uninhibited, Sexy & Hot) Party. Our policies will include unrestricted access to Internet porn, repeal of any and all blue laws, the right to marry anyone we wish, and free kittens for all.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 09 Jun 2017 11:40

Seeker (Scot) Welcome to the Empty Nester's Society. I quite enjoyed my time while it lasted. Of course two of mine came home to roost after graduating college. They are gainfully employed so hopefully when they have saved enough they will be moving on. I would like my quiet clean and tidy house returned to me.

Mine professes to hate this city (though, really, I think he's just bored after eighteen years in the same place) so maybe that will discourage him from moving backevil4 . Plus he has his eyes on some grad programs that are only available in the US so might move there.

Keep the whiskey coming.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 09 Jun 2017 08:52

I had to take the car keys from my father today. He is getting older with some health issues. Difficult on a couple of fronts. Went much better than it could have.

Vibes, man. We had that moment with my Dad (passed away in 2014), though in his case it was ordered by his family doc so there wasn't much for him to do but surrender them.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 09 Jun 2017 08:47

Sigh. High school graduation tonight. Next step in my boy becoming an adult. Not sure if I've mentioned it yet, but Lady Seeker and I are going to be empty nesters as of Labour Day. Son has chosen a university about 6 hours drive from here in our nation's capital (i.e. Ottawa).

Normally, champagne would be in order but I hate to think what passes for bubbly in this place, so I'll stick to whiskey.

*Joins the guys on the porch*

Topic Watch This Space for a Stupendous Announcement about the New Direction of LushStories!
Posted 09 Jun 2017 08:43

Everyone knows robots don't have brains. Nice try.

Well, there's positronic brains (first created by Isaac Asimov but others have borrowed the term) but those don't so much splatter as shatter, IIRC. evil4

As for the big announcement, I refuse to speculate though it may involve sprite, several female mods, and a vat of baby oil. But you didn't hear that from me.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 08 Jun 2017 05:48

It's an old American tradition to get dead drunk on election day. Thanks to the web, we no longer need to limit that to US elections. So what'll y'all have to drink to celebrate this memorable day?


Rump, your last election, one almost had to get drunk just to get through it sane. Not that the current crowd in the UK is much better from what I'm seeing in the UK news sources I follow. I imagine we'll have a crowd of shellshocked Brits in here later today.

I'm flailing with my writing right now. Got bits of stories floating around in my head but having trouble piecing it all together in a sane way. No time for writing until the weekend anyhow. Out of town meeting today, son's high school commencement tomorrow.

Anyhow, some of Bertha's finest with a liberal shot or two of BBB please.

Topic Moderator of the Month, for May
Posted 08 Jun 2017 05:42

Congrats and thanks, Robertl. Hope that crowd of miscreants backstage are treating you nice.

Topic Happiest of birthdays to our most beautiful Tonyal!!
Posted 07 Jun 2017 06:12

Happy Birthday, Tonya!!!!

Pop by Rump's and put a drink on my tab if you like.

Pint Drunk

Not that I ever pay it or anything.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 06 Jun 2017 13:21

I've flirted with pure filth but it's not necessarily my "style". I'll have to see what comes to me. I just started another story in my ongoing saga of Curt and Julia but I'd rather not put it in a comp, though if I achieve my goal with this one, it might hit the right notes for it. We shall see.

For now, whiskey on the rocks.

Topic Mile High Club
Posted 05 Jun 2017 12:35

Never done it. Worked it into my latest story, but never done it myself.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 04 Jun 2017 07:16

Happy Sunday, folks! And it is living up to its name here so far, though the threat of storms lurks in our forecast.

Too early for booze, too late for coffee, so I'll have both. Regaeman Man Put a couple shots of whiskey in some of Bertha's finest, Rump.

Topic most Interesting place you have had sex
Posted 04 Jun 2017 07:13

A B&B in Jasper National Park. In front of the fireplace in my family cottage. Other than that, mostly plain old bed sex.

Topic The 'No New Contest' Blues
Posted 03 Jun 2017 17:34

(Not sure of copyright issues, though).

As long as you don't use the actual lyrics, you should be safe. Using the same title (or a variant thereof) and themes should be okay. As I, a non-lawyer, understand it.

The Beatles Sgt Pepper Album just had a big thingy - be fun to do a contest based around it, or any other iconic album.

I love this in principle.

The problem being whose iconic album. I was only 2 when Sgt.Pepper came out so my "iconic" album would be U2's Joshua Tree or Peter Gabriel's So or maybe Jackson's Thriller.

Someone a bit younger than me might think Nevermind or Superunknown is iconic.

And some millennials might not know Sgt. Pepper from a hole in the wall, to be brutally honest. I have one on my staff and he's remarkably ignorant of popular culture pre-1990 or so.

Topic Do you believe in any kinda paranormal phenomena?
Posted 03 Jun 2017 12:06

I may have posted that here, but it's a phrase that was popularized by Carl Sagen and even he got it from others.

Christopher Hitchens had his own version: "What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence." But even he borrowed it from others:

When I wrote that, I was thinking of Sagan but didn't have time to check. As you say, though, he carried it through from others.

Topic The 'No New Contest' Blues
Posted 03 Jun 2017 12:03

A comp for the summer would be welcome. I'm spending all my writing time on my series about the failed wedding (see sig) and a comp would give me an excuse to break out of that milieu for a while.

Given we're coming up on 4 July for the Americans over the top of the Queen's Birthday long weekend, a.k.a. Cracker Night, in June for the Aussies, maybe a fireworks theme? Or just because I'm a big nerdalinger, what about sci-fi?

July 1 is Canada Day up here (and it's our 150th b-day this year) so that would work for us Canucks, too. And s-f erotica would be fun. I've flirted with ideas for s-f stories for here but haven't really had any come to fruition yet.

Topic I hope everyone will take time to wish SimmerDownChick a Happy Birthday.
Posted 03 Jun 2017 06:40

Hem, hem.
Mi mi mi mi mi
Happy Birthday to you!!!
*flees a torrent of tomatoes and eggs*

Topic Do you believe in any kinda paranormal phenomena?
Posted 03 Jun 2017 06:37

Aliens per se aren't really paranormal. Given that we now know there are millions of planets just in our own galaxy, there has to be a non-zero chance of other life and civilizations out there. We still don't know how high that non-zero probability is, but it could be very high.

UFOs, as currently believed in by many people, most certainly are. They violate too many established scientific theories to be aliens. Most notably, the speed of light is an absolute limit per special relativity. If they are anything other than a set of physical/social/psychological phenomena, they must be local to us. However, most can likely be discounted for various reasons.

In general, I describe as agnostic on these sorts of things. I don't believe in them myself but I'm open to having my mind changed by personal experience. It would have to be something pretty spectacular, though.

For UFOs, a light in the sky isn't going to do it. I'd need a full-on flying saucer in my backyard or alien abduction.

Ditto ghosts. Weird noises and lights wouldn't be enough. I'd need some pretty convincing phenomena, if not a full-on apparition.

And so on.

Someone once commented (for the life of me I can't remember who or the exact quote) that extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. The paranormal has not stood up to that test in my experience.

Topic Awesome Award 6/2/17: BrownCoffee
Posted 02 Jun 2017 13:27

Browncoffee is a truly awesome lady. I only know her from hanging out in Rump's but it's pretty obvious, isn't it? Congrats, Hannah! See me in the bar and I'll buy you a round or two.

Topic Use My Last Word First - in a 5 word sentence..
Posted 02 Jun 2017 13:23

Inside, we are the same.

Topic What was the question?
Posted 02 Jun 2017 13:22

Isn't whiskey a better option?