Forum posts made by seeker4

Topic Do you like to hear your wife or girlfriend tell you about previous lovers?
Posted 09 Feb 2017 13:41

She was previously married and it was not a happy story so I'd rather not hear it again. We more or less operate as if I'm her first and only.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 09 Feb 2017 10:10

And if someone wants something weather-appropriate to read on a snowy day, try this:

A fun story about young teacher working at his alma mater, where the teacher who was his high-school crush still works. It has a slow set-up, but I think the payoff is worth it.

Snow Day

Dang, I started on a similar story (but it was a young female teacher who returns to her alma mater where her old chemistry teacher/crush still works) last year and abandoned it. And I did a snow day story once before, too (not the same one or same characters, though). And abandoned it. You sure you're not my shadow self?

Can I get a 100 proof Southern comfort and coke please with cherries?

I like the sound of this. One for me, too.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 08 Feb 2017 13:00

Got any hard cider around here, Rump? I think that would hit the spot right now.

I'll have an OJ on the rocks, please.

Quick question; which title do y'all prefer: 'Shadows', or 'Security'? I know it's silly to ask without you knowing the story but still.

"Shadows" is a word I love. It has mystery and a whiff of the supernatural to it. Though, to be fair, it's a word I usually combine with something else. Shadows Of the Past or something like that.

Topic What's your writing practice?
Posted 08 Feb 2017 12:56

I think about story ideas when I'm not using my brain for other tasks (and sometimes when I should be). Writing I sneak in wherever time allows. Since I write casually and somewhat on the sly (due to the subject matter), committing to specific times, places, etc. is not an option. I use a word processor and have for years. I'm always at a computer anyway, my handwriting is terrible and I'm very slow at it and I tend to edit on the fly so a typewriter doesn't cut it.

Topic Age Difference
Posted 08 Feb 2017 06:48

For a serious relationship? My spouse is 9 years older than me but I'm rather convinced that's really too big a margin for any number of reasons (e.g. she will be retired a few years before I am ready to do so). 5 years max either way as Meggsy suggests is probably about right.

Topic You've wrote your life story and they want to make the movie. Who's playing you?
Posted 07 Feb 2017 13:42

She'd have to dye her hair brown and learn how to smile! lol

She looks about a foot taller than me too! Embarassed

Since when has looking like the person you're playing been a qualification for the job? Eh?

I would love to be played by Harrison Ford. Alas, Woody Allen is a better fit for the part (glasses, geeky, neurotic, you get the picture).

Topic Moderator of the Month for January
Posted 07 Feb 2017 13:40

I'm probably a bit late give the post above me, but it's a fine send-off for a great mod. Congrats.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 07 Feb 2017 05:54

BTW, some of the best hockey for the dollar is junior (in Canada) and NCAA (in the US). That's where you get to see up and coming stars like Austin Matthews and Mitch Marner without paying exorbitant NHL prices. Of three men on the London Knights first line last year, two are now big rookie stars on their NHL teams (Mitch Marner of Toronto and Matt Tkachuk of Calgary, whose father also played in the NHL).

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 07 Feb 2017 05:52

The ATL can't keep an NHL team. They both got moved to Canada. There is a AAA hockey team here. I think they had better attendance at the 10,000 seat arena in the suburbs than the big one downtown (Phillips Arena, where the basketball Hawks play).

The majority of the northern transplants live in the suburbs and the real southerners don't know much about hockey. There is a quite a lot of Canadians that have moved to the Atlanta area, but then again, they gravitate to the suburbs with all those housing subdivisions. (You can buy a lot bigger/nicer house for the same amount of money than in the city). I have attended several of the AAA team (Gladiator) matches but get totally lost in the penalty/rules. I still don't know what 'icing' means. But I never saw a live hockey game without a great fight breaking out. One game, seven separate fights broke out.

I sometimes think even the refs don't know what icing means. angry7 It is when a player shoots the puck from his end across both the centre line and the opposing goal line without another player touching it. It isn't a penalty, just forces a face-off in the offending player's zone.

I often wonder how any of the Southern teams survive given that the South is really football and basketball country (in terms of sports that directly compete with hockey seasonally). I think Tampa and Florida mostly thrive on Canadian and northern US snowbirds getting their hockey fix. Apparently, the Tim Horton's in the arena in Tampa is the only one in Florida (I've actually been in that arena for a corporate event). California has a fairly strong hockey tradition now since LA was part of the 1966 expansion. The Coyotes have been on the ropes on and off for years. Not sure how the Stars in Texas are holding up (they used to be in Minnesota, which now has the Wild). The Hurricanes in North Carolina seem to be holding up fairly well at the moment, though.

In honour of the not quite hockey-free South, how about some bourbon, Rump?

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 06 Feb 2017 13:00

Having a young team that is capable of making a championship (and, let's face it, nearly winning it) is definitely a good thing. In hockey, we're seeing the Leafs looking better than they have in years and it's mostly because of a bunch of good rookie forwards like Austin Matthews and Mitch Marner (bias note: Marner led my local junior team to a national championship last year so I'm bit of a fanboy).

Scotch, neat, and plenty of it. Having a hectic day at the office.

Topic Sexuality, how did you know??
Posted 03 Feb 2017 05:26

For me, it was a growing realization that I had fantasies about men. That simple. The early sign, the thing that twigged to the desire being there, was having intense erotic dreams about being with men that ended with me climaxing (wet dreams). I still prefer women, but I love cocks and the idea of enjoying one. I've stroked off to gay porn, I've been sucked off by a man, I've written about man-on-man sex in some of my Lush stories. Alas, my life doesn't make acting on that desire easy but its the desire, not the act, that defines sexuality.

Topic Authors' list is missing the names of the authors
Posted 02 Feb 2017 13:37

Ditto. Obviously something is afoot.

PS. I wish this board had tagging like the one I admin. That way we could tag Gav and he'd get an alert that he was being mentioned in this thread. Guess I should suggest that in the suggestions thread, eh?

Topic Request for Relationships
Posted 02 Feb 2017 05:46

There's a thread in Site Announcements for enhancement suggestions. You might to post this there.

Topic controlling the "backlink"
Posted 01 Feb 2017 05:50

I suspect this will require an answer from Gav since he's the most intimately familiar with how the systems work. I do see what you're getting at. It is something that I've never really run into since I only use linking for related stories (ie. chapters, sequels, etc.). Neat idea to use it that way though. Do you choose the story you link to from a standalone just based on preference or do you try to keep a thematic link (e.g. linking a gay story to another gay story or whatever)

Topic Quebec Mosque Attack
Posted 31 Jan 2017 05:42

Both our PM and the premier of Quebec have happily called it "terrorism" and the RCMP is looking at laying terrorism charges so what Trump says/thinks is irrelevant. Our government is the one in charge and they are saying "terrorism" so terrorism it is. I, personally, am sick of the double standard that says a Muslim shooting up a bunch of people is terrorism but a Christian doing the same thing is a lone gunmen. Attacking people for their faith, politics, LGBTQ status, or whatever is terrorism, period. Fact is, the killer is known to groups involved in refugee activism as an online troll who openly attacked immigration and followed ultra-right politicans like Trump and Marine Le Pen so his motivation was quite likely hate, though the cops are remaining tight-lipped until they decide on further charges (so far, he's facing six counts of first degree murder and five counts of attempted murder).

I couldn't go, but there was a great multifaith public demonstration at the local mosque where I live, followed by an invitation for all to witness the Muslims praying for their kin in Quebec City. That's how to respond to this.

From one of our main national papers:

And from my local rag about the demonstration here:

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 31 Jan 2017 05:34

Don't know about you, but I'm still shooting blanks when it comes to contest ideas. Part of my problem is a reality check that says no gal who looks like her needs to thumb a ride. (sigh)

Me, too, but it's more that I'm caught up in what I'm writing now and not really looking for new ideas. If I have something in time, I'll enter, but I'm probably sitting this one out. More interested in finishing the current story plus I've got another one hanging fire until I figure out an ending.

We're replacing one of our cars. Nothing dramatic, just updating to the 2017 model of what she's been driving for the last decade (Honda CRV). I've been browbeaten into selling the old one instead of trading it in. Haven't sold a car in about twenty years and the scene has, needless to say, changed with the advent of Kijiji and the like. My son is claiming he'll do at least some of the legwork for me but we shall see. He's back into one of his old favorite multiplayer games and that seems to be becoming a distraction.

Coffee with a healthy shot of brandy, me thinks.

Topic Announcing our "On the Road" Story Competition
Posted 30 Jan 2017 12:49

Not sure about this comp, but maybe something will come to me. Good luck to those who do take it on, though.

Topic Your experience with Lush Stories
Posted 29 Jan 2017 08:38

Hello and welcome. I see you're fairly new (I'm coming up on five years here). It's a fairly good community in my experience. Has its fair share of drama, but nothing that has affected me in any great way. Best part is being around other folks who are interested in reading, writing, or both erotica and having some fun while at it. Not sure why where wouldn't be any gay EPs. I'd have to go digging to see.

Topic Spam Assassin Badge
Posted 29 Jan 2017 06:04

As an IT guy, I'd love to say it's awarded for killing spammers in the most horrible way possible, but I don't think revenge porn is allowed on Lush. It has something to do with reporting spam but I'm not sure of the details.

Topic Velma or Daphne?
Posted 27 Jan 2017 10:40

As attractive as Daphne is, Velma is more my type. She's someone I could have a night of torrid passion with, then have a long, thoughtful conversation with her at breakfast the next morning.

Topic Bad /Naughty things you did when Drunk ?
Posted 27 Jan 2017 06:16

Went to sleep? Seriously, overindulging in alcohol just makes me drowsy, not exactly conducive to being bad/naughty. It's like getting the hangover right out of the bottle.

Topic Help! Any Hard Drive Experts Around?
Posted 25 Jan 2017 05:33

Unless your router normally operates at temperatures over 140F (the max 'operating temp' for WD 3TB Green drives), I wouldn't worry about the drive...especially if you can hear it spinning up upon power on.

I'd be more concerned at this point about the docking station. It might still power up and provide power to the drive, but something's fried the signalling either in the docking station or the drive itself. Maybe your router is passively 'cooled' yet it operates at 170 degrees or some odd number.

Take both devices to a reputable computer repair shop and have them look at it (unless you have something on that drive you'd rather nobody else ever see). Get their trained estimate and make your decision.

And give that external drive some airflow in the future. Those external drives are notorious for getting much warmer than internally mounted drives, who knows...maybe it was operating at or near it's max temp rating for the last two years already.

Many internal drives have the benefit of some to a lot of airflow through a chassis to wash over them - providing some cooling. External drives simply sit in the ambient room temp and radiate their heat with no fans blowing even gently across them.

I've also watched dudes attempt to oven heat their drives occasionally (the concept is to slightly melt the solder on the circuit boards to repair a failed connection). I'd not try that nor the freezer technique either.

I came in to basically post this. As he says, it could be the docking station so don't immediately assume it's the drive. Both should be tested. I've never used an internal drive in a docking station, always purpose-built external drives so can't speak to his point about cooling them but it makes sense to this longtime IT pro.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 24 Jan 2017 13:52

Bill, we definitely need a solid stripper pole in here. A good drunken striptease might wake up even Coma and Tose. Maybe Jeff and Buz could install it? If not, I'm pretty good with power tools. Yes, the real kind and the other kind. Embarassed

I can help, too. Not the handiest guy, but I've done some decent work in my time. At the very least I can help with the testing. You know, I watch you do a routine on the pole to make sure it's ... um ... installed correctly.Embarassed

More Rum & Coke, barkeep.

Topic Can I get an interview with you?
Posted 24 Jan 2017 13:36

Introduce the title of your story: Stormy With a Chance of Passion
Genre/Category: Straight Sex

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

I was mentally working through a possible longer piece about a couple separating and then reconciling. This is the only part that got written and posted and would have been somewhere in the middle. It would have been been preceded by the story of them separating and the relationships they have while apart. Not sure where it would have gone after this.

2. How did you come up with these characters?

The idea of a troubled couple who come back together was probably me working through my own relationship. We have never separated but there's a definite lack of passion so that we are kind of "separated but together".

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

Given that it was my second Lush story (and the first was subsequently taken down leaving it as my first), it probably defines my style moreso than is different from it.

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

Thinking back, I was mostly just trying to get something that would pass muster. I was still trying to get a feel for what Lush mods and audience wanted out of a story.

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

As I said, it was conceived as part of a larger whole and I periodically contemplate filling that out. I'd love to see comments on whether others think it is worth pursuing.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 24 Jan 2017 11:47

Rum and coke, easy on the coke. I need alcohol. Stupid fucking MS screwed me over on some key components of our latest upgrade. On the upside, I put an ending on a story that I was having trouble putting an ending on. Not sure if I'll still like the ending when I go back to it in a day or two, but at least it has one.

Topic does anyone here have a favorite musical?
Posted 23 Jan 2017 12:03

Hamilton, tho i haven't seen it yet. i do have the cast recording, tho, and it's amazing. going in June, in SF. :)

I have heard bits of it. Hope the Mirvishes, who do most of the big theatre productions in Toronto, land Canadian rights at some point so we get a good production of it here.

Topic Your Oral Technique. To Men or Women
Posted 21 Jan 2017 05:12

Haven't done nearly as much oral as I like so I'm reading this more for advice. Some thoughts, though.

On sucking guys: I have only done it twice, on guys who just didn't seem ready so I'm still not sure if I'm doing it wrong or doing it right on the wrong guys. The second did say he liked my approach. Lots of tongue action, both before and in the mouth.

On licking ladies: I have more experience here but not sure I can add much to the OP. Lots of teasing with the tongue and, yes, a finger on the G-spot seemed to please at least the ones who provided some feedback and guidance.

Now I shall sit back and learn from what others say.

Topic LushStories - better than porn? in addition to porn?
Posted 20 Jan 2017 08:45

Both have their place. I often get off to scenes in my head and reading or writing Lush stories hits that nerve nicely. However, like a lot of guys, I'm also very visual so watching a vid or looking at pics is part of my practice at times, too. Some of it is mood, some of it is what I have to work with at the time (I often have only my imagination).

Topic 'Final Edit' advice
Posted 18 Jan 2017 13:54

Yep. Definitely good advice. Not sure I'd so that on the FINAL edit though? The second to last, maybe? dontknow

Yeah, I find what that snippet describes tends to happen earlier in the process for me so that the final edit is down to just tweaks.

Topic Batman or Bond?
Posted 18 Jan 2017 10:36

Tough call. I'm a longtime fan of both and have fantasized myself in both roles. QUick analysis:

Cool gadgets? Check on both, but Batman can actually afford his. 007's are mostly loaners from his employer. Advantage Batman for being independent.

Hot chicks? Check on both. No advantage (Selena Kyle/Catwoman and Pussy Galore teaming up would actually be rather cool)

Fast cars? Check on both but I'll bet a jet-powered Batmobile smokes an Aston or Bentley (much as I love my British touring cars). Advantage Batman

Costume? 007 is a stylish dresser, no doubt of that (well, some incarnations at least). However, so is Bruce Wayne and he gets to wear a cool costume while kicking ass to boot. Advantage Batman.

Rogues Gallery? Both have some pretty great antagonists. James has Blofeld, Goldfinger, Rosa Klebb, Hugo Drax, and more. Bruce has The Joker, Penguin, Two-Face, Riddler, Ras Al-Ghul and more. No advantage.

FINAL TALLY: Batman gets 3 out of 5 with 2 ties. Bond gets 2 ties. I'm donning the cowl and firing up my Batmobile. Look out criminals of Gotham.