Forum posts made by seeker4

Topic Just when you thought he couldn't possibly get any older, he does. Happy Birthday cooldaddy.
Posted 22 Dec 2016 09:24

They say that beauty is ageless and age is beautiful.

Kiera: No, they don't.

Scott: No, really. I heard someone say it once in a birthday card or something.

Kiera: (rolls eyes)

Anyhow, what I'm trying to say is:

Happy Birthday, Cooldaddy!!!!

(And what's your secret? I'm not exactly a toddler myself, you know.)

Topic Voting record
Posted 22 Dec 2016 07:35

I would strongly oppose that and in fact not accept it. That should be private. Many people wouldn't put up with it and leave. The only cases where someone's voting record should be made public is if they are an elected politician and their votes on laws should be available to their constituents. Other than that doing such thing is an invasion of privacy. I am very sure that such an intrusive, counterproductive thing would not even be considered here on Lush.

Your Lush votes aren't really private from the person you're voting on, though. I get an alert every time someone votes on a story and if I flip right over and know that story's record fairly well (unless it's a comp entry of course), I can pretty much guess what they voted (e.g. If it is all 5s and there's now a 4, they voted 4. If it is still all 5s, then they voted 5). Low scores are even easier to figure out because, to be frank, very few people give them. The only way to make Lush voting completely private would be to anonymize those alerts (e.g. it just says "Someone scored on your story" instead of "Buz scored on your story"). And even then, you can probably guess who voted if there's a comment posted around the same time.

That said, I still don't see the utility of publicly posting users' averages. To my eye, it just becomes a tool for triggering drama. Then again, I don't worry too much about scores. If I'm getting comments, I don't worry too much about the numbers.

And, as I've commented in the past, the scoring system is a bit pointless when most people use it as a Like system by putting a 5 on anything they like and just not scoring anything they don't. Might as well just have a "Like" button plus comments.

Topic Ben Affleck is the new Batman....thoughts?
Posted 22 Dec 2016 07:25

get it for Wonder Woman. love10

And she gets a whole movie to herself next year. cheerleader

Gal Gadot looks perfect in the costume. Given the general reaction to Dawn of Justice, I'm happy to wait for the Wonder Woman solo movie to see her in action, though.

Topic Ben Affleck is the new Batman....thoughts?
Posted 22 Dec 2016 07:22

If Elmer Fudd and Wonder Woman mate, their child will be named Wonder Fudd.

Great, we've gone from superhero movies to WTF movies. confused1 Let's just say that some porn parodies should NEVER be made.

Topic If aliens came to our planet...
Posted 21 Dec 2016 12:21

Water is EVERYWHERE! Comets are covered in it, it's on moons of Jupiter and Saturn, it just keeps showing up (along with complex molecules that can create life). I think life is very common in the universe. Comets are sort of special delivery packages for water and complex molecules.

No like button, so I'll just quote for truth.

If aliens come, it won't be to take our resources. Any resource they could get here, they could get just as or more easily elsewhere. Everything we have on Earth exists in abundance elsewhere, if not in our solar system then somewhere else in the galaxy.

Aliens invading Earth would be doing it (a) because they see us as a threat to be eliminated or (b) because of some kind of "manifest destiny" that leads them to want to dominate all other civilizations. IOW, it would mean they are rather like us.

Topic On the Hypocrisy of Anti-Republican Flag Burners
Posted 21 Dec 2016 12:16

I think it is immoral and tragically sad! I don't see how burning your Nation's flag ensures freedom and liberty. They can exist without that behaviour. Perhaps strapping on a suicide vest and running into Congress is a suitable alternative?

No. That kind of hyperbole serves no purpose other than to be inflammatory. By equating flag-burning with terrorism, you trivialize the latter.

I don't agree with flag-burning myself, at least as a protest against the government. The flag is not a symbol of the government, it is a symbol of the country and, as such, those objecting to the government's behaviour should be waving it, not burning it.

Would I make it illegal? Probably not. Freedom of expression. And at least it doesn't involve inflicting harm on people (unless you're careless with the fire).

Do I shake my head at the stupidity of it as a form of protest? Sure.

Topic This or That
Posted 21 Dec 2016 11:39

Road bike.

Nordic skis or snowshoes?

Topic Use My Last Word First - in a 5 word sentence..
Posted 21 Dec 2016 11:37

Despicable me, you should flee.

Topic Would you rather...
Posted 21 Dec 2016 11:33

Unwrap her. I love undressing a woman.

WYR give a sex toy for Christmas or receive one?

Topic Guilty or Innocent.
Posted 21 Dec 2016 11:31

Innocent, sadly. Love both eating pussy and sucking cock but never seem to get enough.

You've performed oral in your workplace.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 21 Dec 2016 05:42

Pickled beans in a bloody mary? That's ... um ... an interesting concoction. confused5 Rump, I'll stay from the bloody marys for a while. How about a cuba libre instead?Pint Drunk

Topic Voting record
Posted 21 Dec 2016 05:39

The question for me would be "Why?" What is the value of knowing how someone has tended to vote?

Topic Underdressed or overdressed?
Posted 21 Dec 2016 05:35

If you show up for a social gathering and discover you are not dressed right for the occasion, do you prefer to be overdressed or underdressed?

Personally, I'd usually rather be overdressed than underdressed. I feel even more conspicuous if I'm underdressed.

I probably tend towards underdressed. I am a person who dresses for comfort, not look or style (e.g. I only wear ties when absolutely necessary because I find them very uncomfortable). That said, I think the others are likely correct. From a purely social standpoint, over is probably a bit better.

Topic Guilty or Innocent.
Posted 20 Dec 2016 13:36

Sigh, no. Innocent. Sounds like a fun party though.

You played strip poker and it went further than just stripping.

Topic This or That
Posted 20 Dec 2016 13:34

Walk. My knees and ankles can't take running.

Outdoors or on a treadmill?

Topic Use My Last Word First - in a 5 word sentence..
Posted 20 Dec 2016 13:32

Heavenly is how I feel.

Topic Fitting Epitaphs for Those Who Perish from Robot Sex
Posted 20 Dec 2016 13:31

Robot sex really turned him on
Too bad the bot he chose,
Was a Cylon.

Topic Should there be a maximum age at which a person can be put on trial?
Posted 20 Dec 2016 13:26

I think health, rather than age, should be the deciding factor. More and more people in their later years are in good mental and physical condition due to improved diet, health care, etc. Dick Van Dyke is still working as an actor at 91 (he's going to be in the sequel to Mary Poppins though not as Bert) so is clearly still in control of his faculties. Woody Allen still puts out a film a year and just did a TV show and he's now in his eighties. Leonard Cohen worked right up until his death at 82. If someone in that condition commits a crime, there is no reason to excuse them from facing trial simply because of their age. If someone has dementia or other health issues, then the judge and lawyers can certainly decide not to proceed with the case, but age alone isn't an excuse.

Topic Do most Authors find it hard to write the Intimate/Sex scenes in a story?
Posted 20 Dec 2016 13:17

Funnily enough, there's another thread here where I asked the opposite. I find the sex usually comes fairly easily, but I'm not into writing (or reading for that matter) "stroke stories". I want some actual story, or at least some sense of who those involved are, along with my hot sloppy. And that's the part I find myself labouring over; trying to take the fantasy and make sense of the people, who they are and why they are getting naked with each other. In fact, I sometimes have the basic sex scenario in my head from some fantasy or other I've had and am building that up into a story. That's not always the case, of course (and I think it is becoming less and less the case as I advance my writing "career"). My comp entry (see sig) and the story I'm working on right now are both cases where I had a story and two characters and then had to work through what happens when they start "bumping uglies".

Topic Are we better off now than we were 8 years ago?
Posted 20 Dec 2016 07:47

I'm doing fine with some big changes looming. Son is 17 so will be off to university by this time next year (he's doing his applications as we speak). Since he's an only child, that means I could be a part-time empty nester as early as next September. Wife starts phasing into retirement next year, fully retired in 2021. However, she's older than me so I'm still planning to stay on the job for perhaps another decade. Work-wise, I'm now running a department of three (including myself) and that plus some other changes have made work much more pleasant because I'm able to zero in more on the parts of the job I actually like (mostly using my creativity to develop and fine tune applications within our CRM system). House and vehicles are fully paid and we have a nice pot stored in an investment account and various retirement accounts, so even a repeat of 2008 won't knock us too far off course.

Short version: I'm good.

PS. Oh yeah, I'm Canadian, so I have the coolest world leader. Regaeman Man

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 20 Dec 2016 07:40

Why would moderators taken down an author's entire back catalogue of stories if they had previously been approved and published? If all of this author's stories were taken down then I would think the author did it themselves. You should contact them directly.

Actually, sounds like someone leaving Lush, doesn't it? Deleting your account would cause all your stories to be taken down (and disabling hides them all IIRC).

Topic 11 views at not published story?
Posted 20 Dec 2016 05:42


It's the world I live in. I am on an average of 3-4 IP addresses a day nowadays.

Topic Ben Affleck is the new Batman....thoughts?
Posted 20 Dec 2016 05:38

Though I really loved that robot snake thing from space they fought in the first Avengers.

Best scene in the movie is when Banner transforms into Hulk and then promptly one-shots one of those things. Hulk is the Avengers' nuclear bomb. Now if only Marvel could get things sorted out so we could get Ruffalo in a solo Hulk movie (though I'm hearing he's pretty prominent in next year's Thor : Ragnarok).

I have a funny relationship with comic book heroes. I love Batman but I actually think as an overall stable of characters, Marvel is much better than DC, both movie (well, save for the hapless FF who can't seem to get a decent movie to save their souls) and comic wise.

Batman is for kids for god's sake.

Apparently has never read Batman : Year One or Dark Knight Returns.

Topic 11 views at not published story?
Posted 19 Dec 2016 11:52

I think the system logs unique IP views. So, if you tried to up your story views by visiting a story 10 times in one session, it wouldn't work. If your ISP assigns a random IP address every time you go online, then chances are you'd up your story view by a few due to rolling IPs.

Or if you're on mobile and moving between a cell connection and various wi-fi connections (e.g. you access it from work, then from home, then from a cafe, then from your car, each would be a separate address and therefore a separate view).

Topic Forum Game: Sexual Choices
Posted 19 Dec 2016 11:49

One on top, preferably the woman

You tied up or partner tied up?

Topic Guilty or Innocent.
Posted 19 Dec 2016 11:15

Innocent (when we opened presents). Christmas Day was gift day for us.

You once bought a naughty gift for someone, then screwed up and gave it to the wrong person.

Topic Fitting Epitaphs for Those Who Perish from Robot Sex
Posted 19 Dec 2016 11:12

The man in this hole
Came to grief
Because he forgot
Even robots have teeth.

Topic Fitting Epitaphs for Those Who Perish from Robot Sex
Posted 19 Dec 2016 10:59

Here Lies Jack
Had a Heart Attack
Doing a cheap sex droid
Bought at Radio Shack

Topic Leave a positive word for 2017, that starts with the third letter of your name.
Posted 19 Dec 2016 10:57

Exciting (board name)

Topic Ben Affleck is the new Batman....thoughts?
Posted 19 Dec 2016 10:55

I have never enjoyed a single Batman movie (except that first one with Adam West!). I'm not a superhero snob--loved the Iron Man and Avenger movies--Batman just leaves me cold. There have been some amazing character work in them: Heath Ledger as Joker was chilling, and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman was deeply hot. I find I just don't give a fuck about Batman. Or Robin. Or Gotham City.

Batman almost has the opposite problem of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One constant gripe I hear about the MCU is that, with the exception of Loki, the villains haven't exactly been stellar. With Batman, the rogues gallery is almost too good, attracts serious talent, and tends to dominate the movies (and even, to be honest, the TV show at times).