Forum posts made by seeker4

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.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 18 Jan 2017 06:04

As for my inchoate 'EP', its a Lesbian tale with tags such as: seduction , reluctance, college sex, student nurses, fellatio, and includes side stories about a horny white h/s teacher and a 'colored' doctor.

Crap, missed a tag on my new one (bolded in yours). At least it could be argued that Denise seduces Heather. And for those who haven't partaken yet, I'm talking about the second one in my current sig.

Googled "Sex on the beach" to see what it is and it looks a bit too sweet for me. Just a Scotch on the rocks for me.

Topic Wife/girlfriend confesses she may be bisexual?
Posted 17 Jan 2017 10:39

Once I got over the shock, I'd talk to her, let her know that I'm supportive and give permission for her to explore that need. I would also probably let her know about my own bisexuality. Perhaps we can come to some accommodation. She gets to have female lovers, I get to have male lovers. Or maybe we find a willing bi couple for some swapping or group play. It comes down to finding out what both of us want and are comfortable with.

Topic The Story Submission Issues Thread
Posted 17 Jan 2017 09:15

This new editor should be a little more compatible with Word. Next time you're feeling game perhaps use the paste from Word button, what's the worse that can happen cussing

Just submitted using paste from Word and it seemed okay from my side. I'll see what the verifier says.

Topic Ginger or Mary Ann?
Posted 17 Jan 2017 09:05

Mary Ann was always more my type (no, I'm not old enough to have seen the original run, caught it in syndication later). Though The Professor's not a bad option, either. MMF threesome on the beach, perhaps?

Topic Have any of you husbands sucked a cock without your wife having knowledge of it
Posted 17 Jan 2017 07:34

Not yet but the day may cum ... er ... come.

Update: Answer is now "yes" but he didn't cum. Not sure if I'm bad at it or he was having a bad day (he said he'd already stroked off earlier so maybe he has a long recharge time).

Topic Collaborators... share who you've written with or want to write with...
Posted 17 Jan 2017 07:33

I've done only one collaboration (with SallytheSlut) and it was more mentoring a new writer to get her story into shape than a real collaboration (though I think I fixed the ending or something).

I'm not sure if I'd do a true collaboration, but I'd love to try. Not sure who with, though.

Topic Share some of your stories - invitation to self-promote
Posted 16 Jan 2017 13:54

What order should one read these in? The one you listed?

The order given in my answer to the question is publication order and I prefer that order myself. It better reflects the development of April's character in my head. However, "Pastor's Secret" is actually a prequel, so the chronological order is Pastor's Secret - April's Secret - New Friends. Either order works, but artistically, I'd recommend publication order.

Topic This or That
Posted 16 Jan 2017 12:33

Ice cream, though I have some good frozen yogurt before, too.

Hike or bike?

Topic Your Lucky Escape
Posted 16 Jan 2017 10:19

Survived a couple car crashes but, man, nothing to match these stories. Glad you're all still here to talk about it.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 16 Jan 2017 10:16

This will be my first lesbian category story here at Lush so I'd like to get it both 'right' and readable.

Oddly, I'm about to submit my first all female story. I've had lesbian action as part of stories before but never done one with only women. Even scarier, it's first person. That said, it's mostly toy play, so will probably end up in Toys with Lesbian as a tag.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 16 Jan 2017 10:12

Man, oh man, that AA coffee is going fast. There is, of course, Beaver Breath Brandy plus other adult beverages of choice for those who want to 'enhance' their brew.

Over the weekend, I had an idea (don't laugh, it happens) for a Lush writing contest; use a famous nude painting as the subject. That is to say, create a 'story behind the painting'. To be honest, I had 'The Naked Maja' in mind but anything short of Picasso's 'Nude Descending a Staircase' might be a good choice. Not a particularly original idea, but I don't recall Lush ever going with that sort of theme. Any thoughts?

So who's ready for refills?


That is a great idea. PM it to Nicola. I'm not sure what painting I'd use offhand without doing some browsing.

A coffee and brandy for today, barkeep.

BTW, oceanrunner has a nice thread going in Ask the Author. It's a questionnaire asking various questions about your stories. Great chance to plug a few of them. I've posted.

Topic Share some of your stories - invitation to self-promote
Posted 16 Jan 2017 09:35

1) The one you wish more people had seen .

Stormy With a Chance of Passion
was my second (now first due to a deletion) Lush story and still only has c. 3000 views. I should do a promo campaign for it because I quite like it myself.

2) Character that you've written that you'd most like to spend a night with

April from April's Secret , The Pastor's Secret , and New Friends . Porn star and escort turned passionate college student. Strong woman and hot in bed.

3) Most interesting female character.

Dr. Julia Miller in The Professor . I really should go back and explore the whys and wherefores of her going "off the grid" sometime.

4) Most interesting male character .

Hm. Maybe others will disagree with me on this, but I think my men are actually a bit bland next to women like April and Julia. I'll come back and edit if I think of one I think is interesting.

5) Story whose success surprised you.

Hm. In the Dark , I think. Not because of numbers (it only has c. 8700 views) but because it got my first RR and I didn't think it was THAT good (good, but not THAT good).

6) A story you were nervous about posting

The Pastor's Secret (linked in another answer above). Wasn't sure how this place takes to mixing hot sex and religion.

7) your raunchiest story.

I'd say A Christmas Angel's Gift , my first Lush Christmas story from years back. Two people hook up on Christmas Eve and things get a bit wild (pegging happens, just sayin').

8) your sappiest story

Hm. I've got a few sappy and bittersweet love stories in my oeuvre. I'll say The Best Dance , though. First time lovers reunite years later.

9) the one you're proudest of.

This is a tough call. They're all my "babies". April's Secret I think. One of my two "Famous Stories" (30000+ views) and I just like how it all turned out. April became a favorite character of mine, too as evidenced by her return in two more stories.

10) a story you want to mention just because.

Soft As Fur She Was . My only comp success (a runner-up, not a winner) and another that I am quite pleased with myself. Alas, it hasn't really picked up a lot of love yet (only 2500 views) so I'll take this chance to plug it.

Posted 15 Jan 2017 07:10

Happy Birthday!!