Forum posts made by seeker4

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 14 Oct 2016 15:13

Greetings, to all who wander in seeking peace and enlightenment and leave staggering drunk and dead broke.

In the opinion of me, life is good. First Dylan wins the Nobel prize for literature and then, as if to celebrate that great event, this hits the newswires:


AP - MIAMI — Attention U.S. travelers going abroad: You now can bring home all the Cuban rum and cigars you want.

The Obama administration announced Friday a new round of executive actions designed to increase trade and travel with the communist island. And this is the one many Americans have been waiting for — no more restrictions on the island's famed rum and cigars.

Under the new rules, which go into effect Monday, travelers can purchase unlimited quantities of Cuban rum and cigars in any country where they are sold so long as they are for personal consumption. Sorry American couch potatoes: You can't order Cuban rum and cigars online and have them shipped to your home.


So I say, light 'em up if you got 'em and we'll drink to that.

Okay, now who is going to contribute the first bottle of Cuban rum and box of cigars to the party?

ps: Thanks for all the Dylan links. And Seeker, thanks also for the tip about the Dylan thread.


Damn, that'll probably push the prices up. Next we'll have you Americans wanting to horn on the Cuban resorts, too. We've had them pretty much to ourselves, save for the odd European, for decades thanks to the boycott.

Oh well, a rum and Coke to ... um ... celebrate, I guess.

Topic Have you ever seen a ghost?
Posted 14 Oct 2016 15:05

People are suggesting it's either a ghost ship or Jesus. YOU DECIDE!

Given the number of shipwrecks on that lake, if there are ghosts it should be full of them.

I have no spooky occurrences to recount, which is why I remain agnostic about them. I am not saying there is no such thing as "ghosts" or "spirits", but I have no personal experience to convince me and all the "evidence" I've been is either anecdotal or inconsistent and generally doesn't stand up to scrutiny very well. The existence of the dead returning to haunt us is, to my eye, a matter of faith/belief every bit as much as the existence of God or angels or .

Topic Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize
Posted 14 Oct 2016 14:57

I posted the video for Tangled Up in BLue over in Rumplations (in the The Pub forum). Agree with you on Cohen, not sure about the others. Still, I think it is Dylan's influence as much as his actual body of work (though that is a big factor, too) that is being rewarded. Even today, we see young artists covering Dylan and claiming him as an influence. All the ones that you name are influential, to be sure, but I'm not sure to the degree he has been. It also opens the door to someone like Cohen being named down the road (though Leonard has his poetry and novels so could have been rewarded on that basis a long time ago).

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 13 Oct 2016 19:27

Oh, hell, I can never pick just one Dylan song. From Blood on the Tracks.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 13 Oct 2016 19:22

I just posted some in the Dylan thread in Arts & Entertainment, but here is one I didn't. I first heard this one in the cover by The Byrds (whose lead singer, Roger McGuinn, kicks off this performance from Bob's 30 anniversary celebration) and it is both musically and lyrically powerful, even 52 years after it first appeared.

And, damn, what a band, eh? Dylan, McGuinn, Young, Clapton, Petty. A collection of incredible talent.

Topic Attachment
Posted 13 Oct 2016 19:12

I am fairly thoroughly attached, even if I stretch a bit at times.

Topic Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize
Posted 13 Oct 2016 18:17

More Bob, this time live and with company:

Of course, Dylan was big influence on Springsteen as a writer, one of many songwriters who've drunk from that well.

Topic Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize
Posted 13 Oct 2016 18:14

He is one of the most poetic songwriters of our time (the only other one I can think of who is in the same league is Leonard Cohen, who is an award-winning poet and novelist here at home) and I have no issue with him winning the literature Nobel. A well-deserved honour and I hope this is a sign that the Nobel committee are broadening their definition of "literature" a bit. It usually goes to some highbrow, critic-friendly novelist (even this year, the pre-announcement favorites were Don DeLillo and Haruki Murakami). Bravo, Bob, and I hope you've got a few years and songs still left in you.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 12 Oct 2016 16:57

Yeah, a beer will do.

Buz, building stadiums and arenas seems to be one of those make work projects that politicians and team owners just can't resist, even if the facility being replaced is in perfectly good condition. It's easy to decide something like that when someone else's money (usually the taxpayer's) is involved.angry7

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 12 Oct 2016 15:25

Checking in from Tampa Florida tonight. Boring work conference that was actually fairly interesting today. And that was before having lunch with two attractive women who are probably half my age (based on a remark from one about attending a high school that I was involved in designing). Delightful company even if I knew I didn't have a hope in hell (and, well, I'm married). And they represent a company I might actually want to do business with some day, so it even counted as work. :D Ah, to be young and handsome again (not that I was ever the latter).

Scotch, my friend, the kind that clears sinuses. I'm sure you have some Up The Kilt 20 year-old single malt lying around.

Topic The person below me is...
Posted 11 Oct 2016 07:13

Not really. At least no more than me.

TPBM wishes they were somewhere else or at least had some nice company where they are.

Topic Guilty or Innocent.
Posted 11 Oct 2016 07:10

Yes, very. Not sure that make me guilty of anything though. Christmas is probably the worst but others are getting out of hand, too.

You woke up too early this morning and needed to masturbate to get back to sleep (yes, this happened to me)

Topic Would you forgive your partner/spouse for cheating? Would you rather they did not tell you?
Posted 11 Oct 2016 06:44

In the end, I would hope I would. However, the reality is that how and when I would see my way to forgiveness would depend on a lot of factors. Whether it was a one night stand or an ongoing affair. Whether she was willing to end it and work with me on our relationship. Whether there had been previous history (the first would be easier to forgive than the fourth). And probably others. Now, forgiveness is not the same thing as keeping the relationship. If it was clear from history or the circumstances of the cheating that something was awry in our relationship to start with, then I would still forgive but also suggest an amicable parting of the ways.

Topic Strongest orgasm
Posted 11 Oct 2016 05:56

There is a way of masturbating that practically makes me pass out, involving use of lube to enable very slow, careful stimulation (putting a finger up my ass adds to that, too). I can't say that has ever happened with vaginal or oral sex (never had anal). What is different about sex with a person for me isn't the raw strength of orgasm but the enjoyment of another's pleasure and the connection shared pleasure brings about. A qualitative rather than quantitative difference, if you like.

Topic Count Down - And the Winner Is .....
Posted 11 Oct 2016 05:52

Canadians get it done in less than a couple of months, while you guys drag it out for almost two years.

Yeah, but that's a product of having a British Parliamentary system with no separation of executive and legislative branches (there is a technical separation but not in practice). The UK and Oz and other countries using that system are similar.

The difference is that here is no election for Prime Minister. Our PM is just the leader of the majority in the legislature and is chosen by the party in a process that is completely separate from the election and is completely internal to the party (ie. no primaries). The PM and Cabinet are sitting members of the legislative branch.

Also, our Senate isn't elected and generally cannot originate legislation, only approve legislation passed by the house (it can reject it but rarely does an the House can overrule that rejection).

And our executive approval of bills, Royal Assent (nominally by the Queen but done in Canada by the Governor General acting on her behalf), is a rubber stamp. The G-G refusing to sign a bill into law would probably result in the end of the monarchy in Canada. No vetoes, IOW.

Topic Erotic games?
Posted 09 Oct 2016 06:14

I love leisure suit Larry. Not exactly graphic or very Erotic, but a fantastic game nonetheless. I bought LSL reloaded on the App Store last year, lots of fun.

Ah, Larry. Remember him well from my C64 days (yes. the game is that old). Must see if there's an Android version on Google Play for old times' sake.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 09 Oct 2016 06:13

That was a joke, folks, honest. Don't want none of them Philly fans throwing no seafood at way. ;)

Actually, the octopus thing is Detroit (my son's team), though maybe Philly does it, too. And octopus is delish when served right. Think of it as free sushi. :D

And Bovine sounds good, Rump. A pint please.

Topic Count Down - And the Winner Is .....
Posted 08 Oct 2016 12:25

No idea who the winner will be (though the safe money would be Clinton), but I suspect that the loser is the American people no matter who wins. But I'm cynical that way.

Topic Let's stop using this sexist trope of referring to any woman as someone's wife, mother, daughter
Posted 08 Oct 2016 12:23

Unfortunately, in a lot of men's minds, that still who women are. Not sure they are even doing it consciously, it's just how their brain has been wired and that wiring isn't easy to undo. I hope the next generations (Millenials and later) are better in this regard because my generation, which should have been the first to grow up with women's rights as the norm (I was born in 1965), has been dropping that ball rather badly.

Women should be valued in their own right, not for how they are related to men.

Posted 08 Oct 2016 12:20

I get nervous on a cruise ship in moderately rough seas. Can't imagine riding a ship through a hurricane.

I'm actually headed to Florida in a couple days for a business conference but I'll be in Tampa, so away from the affected areas.

My thoughts and prayers to those affected in the US, Haiti, and elsewhere.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 08 Oct 2016 12:15

*sings loudly* Okay! Blue Jays! Let's ... Play ... Ball! *looks around, defiantly daring anyone to challenge him*

Don't know if the Jays are still using that fight song, actually. It goes back to their pennant and World Series runs a couple decades and bit ago.

I prefer hockey anyhow (surprise). My local hockey team is getting all fired up again after winning the national junior championships (the Memorial Cup) last season.

And since we're talking sports, beer it is.

Topic Announcing our Fetish Stories Competition
Posted 07 Oct 2016 13:36

i'm sorry, were this gas masks in that? i must have missed them with all the hawt captain Jack going on. :)

John Barrowman is a cutie, isn't he (yes, I really did say that)? Too bad (for you) he's gay and (for both of us) married.

Oh, and late breaking news, I have a comp story almost done (I think, it's kind of stalled right now while I figure out the ending). I realized that there was one fetish I could write about.

Topic Sprite's Pet Peeves - writers should check this out before submitting stories - it's just go
Posted 05 Oct 2016 14:14

3) proof read and edit. YOU don't want to put yourself out there with mistakes nor do you want to get rejected for them. we don't want that either, so make sure it's as close to perfect as possible when you send it in. yes, i will fix typos or little mistakes, but i'm not going to re-write the thing for you (i actually did that one, taking a straight story into a lesbian love fest - i spent a month on the bench for that one - oops!).

word of advice - i've been doing this for a long time and i know who you are if you're sending in stories - that means i know who sends in clean stories (Hi Master Jonathon!) that i can get up really fast (thanks to those of you who do, and you know who you are), and i know who sends in stories that i have to constantly send back. so do the other mods. at some point, they see you in the que and go 'fuck that, it's going to be another nightmare, i'm skipping over them). sorry, but that's how it happens - you make this harder then it needs to be for us, you go to the back of the line. simple as that.

This is really, probably the most important one. I proof the hell out of my own stories so during my tenure as a story mod I hated dealing with people who didn't do even a minimum amount of proofing themselves. And, as sprite says, we figure out pretty quickly which authors are going to be a hassle in this department.

As for laundry lists, description is best sprinkled throughout the story where it fits in. Describe your friend in a scene where you're talking to her or undressing her or tying her up or something. Drop details about the narrator in a first person where they fit. No one needs to know your dick size until you get naked so don't include it in a descriptive blurb ten paragraphs before that happens. And so on. Exposition is not sexy, action is.

Topic Announcing our Fetish Stories Competition
Posted 05 Oct 2016 14:04

Just don't watch the Dr. Who two-parter The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances. You'll never see gas masks the same way again and will definitely NOT want them as a fetish.

Topic Fall season and new shows
Posted 05 Oct 2016 13:56

I'm millimetres away from having my cord cut, but of the new shows that are options for me, Luke Cage on Netflix sounds interesting. Their Marvel shows have been good so far and this one has been getting fairly good word of mouth (save from racists complaining about the fact that it's about Black characters in Harlem).

Topic Fun fantasy ...
Posted 05 Oct 2016 13:54

Going all the way outdoors, I think. That's about as wild as I get and I do find the concept arousing. Maybe make it a bit risky by doing it somewhere where discovery is a possibility. Don't really see it happening, but that's the fantasy I'd most like to see happen.

Oh, and see my story Sweat if you want a detailed version of the fantasy.

Topic Carefully......
Posted 03 Oct 2016 15:41

Unfortunately, there are still many places where same sex is taboo. It's more accepted (but not entirely) in most parts of North America and Western Europe but in Eastern Europe and developing countries, it is still taboo.

On Lushstories, though, I'd say that if you can talk about it, it likely isn't really taboo. Anything that really is, and should be, taboo is likely on the banned topics list. At least IME.

If you'll go to the "front page" where stories are listed, you'll find on the left side an alphabetical listing of categories. There is one there for "taboo" that should answer your query.

Welcome to lush!!

I find that Taboo tends to be more "this would be taboo in polite society" than "this is taboo on Lush". Taboo means something that is prohibited or forbidden so, by definition, if you can write about and talk about something on Lush, it isn't taboo on Lush.

Topic Weird shit my kids say
Posted 02 Oct 2016 12:00

*Swoons* I've been licked by sprite. I'll never bathe again. :O

Topic Should British children be banned from visiting Mosques?
Posted 02 Oct 2016 11:57

Sooooo what is your opinion on British parents wanting their children banned from visiting Mosques, Angry?

I don't think public schools do visits to religious institutions around here. My boy has only ever gone to church with us (and rarely at that, he's a teen-aged Richard Dawkins). However, my UU church has a good relationship with one of our city's mosques and our Religious Exploration classes have done visits for tours and to learn about Islam from the imam. I would be disappointed at the idea that a government would prevent that. Our parents can make that decision for themselves, thank you. In fact, I'd probably look into a Charter challenge of such a law, were it to happen here.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 02 Oct 2016 11:50

Evening, gents. Seeker, what about a double-shot of ''Busted Buzzard Bourbon: the booze that made, Big Beaver Creek, Ky famous?

That works. Fill'er up. I need a good drink. Major blow up on the board where I admin so I'm avoiding it for the day. It's the mods problem and there are two other admins who can help them.

The following short editorial essay is posted because, like most of Maureen Dowd's writing, it's funny and to the point.

Maureen Dowd: “Every minute of every day, Trump debunks that old ‘science’ when he shows that the gossipy, backbiting, scolding, mercurial, overly emotional, shrewish, menopausal one in this race is not the woman.”

“Trump is surrounded by a bitchy sewing circle of overweight men who are overwrought at the prospect of a distaff Clinton presidency.”

“Newt Gingrich, Chris Christie, Roger Ailes and Rudy Giuliani are the Really Desperate Housewives of Trumpworld. They are so shrill that Trump sometimes needs to remind them that he’s the Queen Bee.”

** Couldn't have said it better myself...literally.


No like button on Lush so I'll quote for truth instead. I wish I could just sit up here safe and sound in Trudeau-land and laugh at your electoral antics but Trump in the White House could go very badly for us so I'm cringing instead.