Forum posts made by seeker4

Topic is
Posted 16 Sep 2016 18:59

Cleaning up can kill the buzz and the wilder it gets, the more cleanup is needed.

Topic Please do not post pictures or memes with anyone UNDER 18!
Posted 16 Sep 2016 08:12

Just curious.

What about fictional people?

The rules are pretty clear. No one under 18 in pics. So those hot underage anime girls are out, too.

Topic Rate this Girl (1-9)
Posted 16 Sep 2016 08:09

Well that kind of answers the question as how genuine your "problem" in Ask the Girls is. This isn't exactly the kind of post I expect from a woman in emotional turmoil. And I don't rate women on a numeric scale.

Topic Sleeping with my Boyfriend's dad
Posted 16 Sep 2016 05:57

I don't want to move out from that family. They are dirty rich and i want money and luxury life.

(Yes, I'm a guy, but I think a male perspective might help here)

I think here lies the real problem. Are you really interested in either man or in the money? Are you unsure of what to do because you're afraid the wrong answer could end both relationships and your meal ticket? Sorry to sound harsh, but as soon as I saw your last sentence, it set off some alarm bells. IOW, you first decision may not be which man, but whether your heart or your pocketbook is what matters. If the latter, then you've already ceded a lot of the power in this situation to the father, who I assume controls the pursestrings and whether your boyfriend gets to inherit the family fortune.

I am probably closer to the father in age and, personally, I think he's being a bit of an ass banging his son's girl. I wouldn't do it to my son in the first place. In short, he's unethical and untrustworthy and a terrible father. To my eye, he is using you and you'll be getting grief from that eventually whether you end it or not. So he's the one I'd ditch but be prepared to kiss the money goodbye if you do. And maybe the son, too, though if he really loves you, he might be willing to stick by you against the family even after this.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 15 Sep 2016 09:31

Seeker, the biggest difference between writing short-form and long-form fiction, at least for me, is the organization required in the longer pieces. Some novelist can jump right in and get going a on another best-seller. But that ain't me. I need to get the overall plan in mind plus sketch out most of the characters including at least a bit of bio for the main ones.

I started writing the first couple chapters which helped figure out who the characters were and to start getting a sense of the direction (and because I wasn't really thinking in novel terms at first, more of a series of shorts). Now I'm using MS OneNote to start compiling notes on the characters (there's already about 8 of them) and various ideas that I have for the story. Still might end up as more of an episodic thing, with multiple linked short stories rather than a traditional linear novel with chapters but we shall see.

Oo, is that Hairy Sporran Scotch I see over there? The one that clears sinuses (by removing adjacent parts of the brain) and makes bagpipes sound musical? I'll have have two fingers, neat.

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 15 Sep 2016 09:26

Which red background are you referring to?

The page header, I assume. That's the only part of Lush that has a red background. Not sure I'd change it to black, though. Too dark. In fact, red works well and is associated with sex and sexiness in a lot of ways so appropriate.

Topic Fears / Phobias
Posted 15 Sep 2016 09:23

Do you want a list? :D

Okay, I'm not really that bad, but the big ones:

- Heights. If I'm enclosed (e.g. in an airplane or building), I'm okay. But if I am in the open or looking down through, say, a floor to ceiling window or glass floor, yeah, I get the willies.
- Falling. Any rapid downward motion, even riding my bike fast down a hill. Likely related to above.
- Spiders. They give me the willies but I've managed to tame it and I'm actually quite fascinated by them and will even play with small ones.
- Anything with a stinger. I've mellowed on bees but wasps and hornets? *shudder*

Topic What do you find harder?
Posted 15 Sep 2016 07:09

I'll be the first to admit that my sex-scenes are mostly pretty formulaic. Like Sprite said, there's only so many ways to write a sex scene. If you're fairly vanilla and straight in your sexual preferences (as I am), then it's even more limited. So I don't focus on the sex so much. I start with the assumption that the characters are going to end up fucking (on an erotic stories site? Surprise!), and then work backwards to figure out how they got there. My interest is in developing the story, building up the erotic tension and suspense that leads to the sex. I feel if I can do that well, it will carry readers through 'yet another kiss-and-fondle->blow job->eating pussy->penetrate-and-thust->change-of-position->orgasm (hers and his)' sequence. Sex scenes on their own (unless you're really skilled at doing them) are boring to me without the build-up of a story. Writing a good erotic story is more work, but it's also much more engaging to me as an author, and as a reader.

You sure you're not me? Kind of sums up my approach. I try to mix up my sex scenes as much as I can but with no interest in anything extreme or kinky, there's only so much I can do with the sex itself. Therefore, the emotional and narrative context is what I tend to focus on. And maybe that's why I find that part harder. It is what sets my stories apart from one another moreso than variety in the sex. I recently abandoned a story (which would have been my entry in the latest comp) because I realized I was really just unconsciously rewriting a previous, similar story and that killed my interest in the new story.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 14 Sep 2016 11:51

FWIW, I honestly believe every writer should give a try at a long-form story. Sort of stretch the limits a bit.

I'm working on one, or starting to. Problem with me is time. Writing is a hobby that I slip into gaps in my life so doing something long is difficult. Nonetheless, I have an idea that won't fit into 10,000 words if I do it right so here we go.

Topic First Time / Early Sex
Posted 14 Sep 2016 08:02

Look up my story from the beginning.
My first chapter was rejected until I stated that I was over sixteen. Kind of ruined the flow of the early part but that's the site rules. Must be for legal reasons, but there are plenty of other sites that don't have this requirement so perhaps it's a jurisdiction thing. There seems to be an irrational hysteria about age generally, which is completely at odds with what's actually happening in the world.

The problem is that without an age cutoff, you get pedophile sleaze being submitted. 16 matches up with the Age of Consent in many jurisdictions (e.g. Britain, Canada, many US and Aussie states) so it is a sensible one to use and I think Nicola did well in choosing it. Never been a concern for me.

Including the age need not ruin the flow of a story as long as you are mindful of it right from the start so you can incorporate it in a good spot. In "Summer Storm" , about a guy becoming his teenaged neighbour's first lover, I just slipped it into a descriptive paragraph about the young woman in question:

Chloe was the seventeen-year-old daughter of an English father and a Jamaican mother.

Flows with the rest of the story, doesn't really even call attention to it when you see it in the larger context, but it neatly deals with the age question.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 13 Sep 2016 13:31

I'm of the opinion that the next comp should be to right a Flash story involving a bar. Not this one. You'd probably catch something if you got it on in here. But some nicer bar. And I've had too much to drink, haven't I? Who cares? More of that stuff that I asked to put in this glass the last time I asked you to put something in this gl...what was I saying again?

Topic What do you find harder?
Posted 13 Sep 2016 12:25

I struggle with the spicy bits....I'm actually making a concerted effort to include more "conventional sexual activity" in my pieces. I sometimes write about kink, and the eroticism of kink may not read as erotic if you're not wired for BDSM....As a consequence, my most recent pieces - 'Taking One For The Team' and the whole 'Plane Whore' series actually include vanilla sex acts. -You're probably thinking that's a pretty gutsy decision for a site about sex stories! Yup...that's just the kind of girl I am.

Nothing wrong with that. I don't write much kink, really. Not into anything really kinky in real life so don't tend to write it. And I like the challenge of making the variety come through the story and characters. I think that you can get into an escalation treadmill with kink where you keep trying to top the kinkiness of your last story.

Topic What do you find harder?
Posted 13 Sep 2016 12:22

I find it much harder to write original, realistic, hot sex, than to write an interesting story. Sometimes I write a lengthy bit of story before thinking, "Oh shit, I should probably throw some sex in here if it's going on Lush."

I've done that, too, actually. I actually consulted a mod on this multiparter because I'm fairly sure there will be some plotty bits without much sex.

Topic Photoshop Alternative: Affinity Photo (Mac)
Posted 13 Sep 2016 09:40

Gimp doesn't come close. I found it unintuitive, very resource heavy, and lacking in several other areas. No CMYK support. It's not even optimised for retina displays.

Okay for a freebie but I'd avoid if you actually want to get into photo editing.

My 2 cents

Sounds about right. The only reason I had it loaded was my son, who was in his "computer geek" phase at the time (he's now a "weather geek"), wanted it for something so I used it a bit to see what it was like.

Topic Photoshop Alternative: Affinity Photo (Mac)
Posted 13 Sep 2016 08:53

Gimp. It's not a cheaper alternative, it's a free alternative.

I know, but I've never found Gimp especially easy to use so I was wondering if this might be better in that regard.

Topic Photoshop Alternative: Affinity Photo (Mac)
Posted 13 Sep 2016 08:14

Gak. Mac software. Didn't notice that until I went to their website.

Topic Photoshop Alternative: Affinity Photo (Mac)
Posted 13 Sep 2016 08:12

Cool. Thanks for the review. Have to see if they have NA pricing (ie. USD or, ideally, CAD). I know some people who might be interested.

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 13 Sep 2016 08:10

2 - I don't understand what you wrote here.

I do, but I think he's wrong. He seems to think that there is short list made based on average score. My understanding was that the only requirement to be on the "short list" was to have 10 votes, not a particular score. Then again, I haven't entered a comp in a while so maybe I'm forgetting (just like I've forgotten how to make polls).

Topic What do you find harder?
Posted 13 Sep 2016 07:44

I am working on my first ever multipart story (probably be more of a novella than a novel in length but we shall see) and have been struggling with the second chapter (I won't be publishing any until I feel confident with the first 3 or 4 parts). The sex scene that comes later in the chapter is coming along fine but the rest of the chapter, the build-up and story, is proving difficult. Which led me to think this might be an interesting topic. What do you find harder to write, story or sex? For me, it tends to be the former. Once I get into the naughty bits, it seems to flow fairly well even if I then spend a lot of time tinkering to make sure the right body parts are in the right places at the right times. But story? Trying to fathom what people are doing and why and get that down on the page without resorting to long expository passages? Yeah, that's work.

What do you think?

EDIT: And, I seem to have forgotten how to create polls on Lush. The method I remember is from my other board.angry7

Topic Announcing the Winners of our "Sporty Sex Stories" Competition
Posted 12 Sep 2016 10:18

Congrats all! My attempt at an entry foundered and I moved on to other stories. Seeing the field I would have been up against, that was a good call. Some seriously good writers in there.

Topic Long Hair?
Posted 12 Sep 2016 10:15

I like long hair lady.

Here is what my assumption with the hair:

Long Hair -> Romantic,long foreplays, soothing effect of long hair on bare give me goosebumps

Short Hair > Tomboy type, likes quickie, BDSM, Hardcore

Shoulder Length -> Can be switch -Dom or slave.

And when you meet a woman whose hairstyle doesn't match up to your stereotypes?

Seriously, trying to guess a woman's personality based on her hairstyle sounds like a recipe for disaster to me. How about chatting her up and getting to know her to find out? Perhaps that long-haired woman that you think is "Romantic" actually wants to tie you up and have her way with you.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 11 Sep 2016 11:06

Hm. I wonder what Buz is drinking. No idea. :D

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 11 Sep 2016 09:01

it's morning here, so just a cup of strong coffee. but I'm guessing that this "ain't no goddamned Starbucks."

Hey, what's wrong with brown sludge enhanced with a shot of Beaver's Breath Brandy?

Topic top ten movies you can watch over and over
Posted 10 Sep 2016 12:34

Gojira (and its American version Godzilla, King of the Monsters)
Star Wars : A New Hope (and, really, the whole first trilogy)
Dracula (1931 version)
The Princess Bride
Monty Python's Life of Brian
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
King Kong (1932 version)
Batman (1966 and 1989)

And that's ten, since the last is two movies. These aren't in any particular order. My mood would dictate which one gets preference at any given time.

Topic What's the last thing you put in your mouth?
Posted 09 Sep 2016 12:59

Mac and cheese.

Topic What was the question?
Posted 09 Sep 2016 12:58

How could it not be? Isn't titty fucking the best?

Topic This or That
Posted 09 Sep 2016 12:57

Android. Not fond of Apple.

Mac or Windows (or Linux if you swing that way).

Topic Who would you rather kiss? (above or below)
Posted 09 Sep 2016 12:56

Kisses the temptress above because, hey, I'm not one to resist temptation.

Topic Skinny dipping with the lush member above
Posted 09 Sep 2016 12:55

It's for science. I'm measuring the reflective value of wet skin. Really.

Topic Use My Last Word First - in a 5 word sentence..
Posted 09 Sep 2016 12:50

Here is our fun place.