Forum posts made by seeker4

Topic The Movie Is Better Than The Book
Posted 01 May 2017 06:48

Bladerunner. The book (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick) is good, don't get me wrong, but Bladerunner kind of takes the idea and runs with it in a more interesting direction plot-wise. The book does flesh out the world more, and hopefully some of that makes its way into the upcoming sequel.

Topic The "Runaway Bride" Duology
Posted 01 May 2017 05:48

And, the duology is now complete with the addition of the bride's story. It begins with her going for a night on the town with her maid of honour and ends in a life changing decision.

A Bride's Awakening

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 30 Apr 2017 17:50

Wow, what a spread. Don't tell Rump or he'll think the place has gone classy and up his prices.

Posted 30 Apr 2017 17:48

My drug of choice is the high I get stalking sprite around the forums

And the injuries she inflicts when she catches you is the hangover? evil4

Topic New Author/New to Lush, posted today -- Need Votes for Contest
Posted 30 Apr 2017 13:14

Drive-by poetry. Beat drive-by trolling, I guess. :D

Topic Blowjobs: Guys, do you like to suck cock as well as having your cock sucked?
Posted 30 Apr 2017 13:13

Hey sweetie. I live in PA

Dang. Bit far. Nearest US states to me are Michigan and Ohio.dontknow

Topic latest movie that you saw or ones you wish to see
Posted 30 Apr 2017 12:26

I will see Guardians of the Galaxy Two, who doesn't love whacked out space movies.

Me, too, except (sigh) I haven't seen the first one, yet. Everything about the Guardians movies screams that I will love them but time and priorities being what they are...

I am contemplating seeing the "new" Alien movie. I loved the original so I have mixed feelings about seeing this one.

Has anyone seen it yet and if so, what did you think of it?

I gave up after Alien3. To me, the Alien universe consists of Alien and Aliens with Alien3 as an alternative timeline, rather like the new Star Treks. Maybe Scott will do something with Covenant to change my mind, but the reviews and word of mouth I heard on its predecessor (Prometheus) don't really make me hopeful. The problem is that Scott is trying to explain everything but it was the mystery that made Alien stand out for me.

Topic The "Runaway Bride" Duology
Posted 30 Apr 2017 12:10

No relation to the Julia Roberts movie and it's an informal title rather than a formal one, but I have a pair of stories coming out about a groom getting left at the altar and the bride who left him there.

The groom's story, about how he is comforted by an old friend after things go awry, is up now:

Wedding Night Blues

The bride's tale will follow in the next day or two, mods willing, and I will update the thread when it arrives.

Topic Apostrophes - do they matter?
Posted 30 Apr 2017 12:06

Apostrophes matter very much, moreso than something like an Oxford comma. I'm fairly careful about them but slip up from time to time, with the infamous "its-it's" being my main poison.

Posted 30 Apr 2017 12:02

I have always found it highly appropriate that Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's founding Prime Minister, was noted for being overly fond of alcohol, though whiskey, rather than modern Canuck fave beer, was his poison of choice.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 30 Apr 2017 11:53

Sorry to hear about your stomach troubles, G-Man. If this 'mater juice doesn't do the trick, there's some ginger ale available. (slides over a tall glass filled with ice and TJ.)

Our 'Bard of the North Woods', that would be Seeker (aka Scott), has just posted a new story that, IMO, is a must read.

Wedding Night Blues... hereby awarded a coveted 'RRR' (Rumplations Recommended Read) and should be a strong candidate for those lesser honors from Lush: RR and EP. Check it out.


*blushes profusely*

Thanks, Rump. So this gets my tab forgiven, right? Regaeman Man

And this is not the end, BTW. The bride's story is written but the one per day rule means you'll have to wait a bit.

I'm on a bit of a whiskey thing right now. Single malt Scotch would hit the spot. Two fingers, neat.

Topic Does anyone use the blog feature on Lush?
Posted 30 Apr 2017 05:49

Yes. The blog feature, I imagine, is mostly used for people to advertise stories and poems they or their friends have written. At least that is what I use it for, as do my friends.

What she said.

Topic Re-writing stories
Posted 30 Apr 2017 05:46

Don't be that writer.

I could be that writer.Embarassed angry7

Though I have kind of reached a point where I decide that if I'm just juggling words for marginal or non-existent improvements, it's time to let go of it. That's also why I have (so far) observed a strict policy of not going back to and re-editing my published stories. I could get hung up on that project and not get anything new done.

Topic Re-writing stories
Posted 29 Apr 2017 06:26

One con from a Lush standpoint: the story will have to be re-verified. Not usually a problem but older stories from times before mods were as thorough as they are now sometimes need a re-edit and re-proofreading along with any other changes (but it sounds like you'd be doing this anyhow). More rarely, old stories sometimes have rules violations that weren't rules violations at the time or that slipped through the cracks.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 29 Apr 2017 06:23

i had to google a picture of the sun - forgotten what it looked like.

Isn't that just life as usual in the Pacific Northwest?evil4

(Vancouver's rain is a running joke in Canada)

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 29 Apr 2017 05:58

semi-fresh OJ and tomato juice to enhance the taste of the fresh shipment of Verisimilitude Vodka which showed up late last night. Any takers?


A Bloody Mary at 9am? How decadent. I'm in!

Topic Re-writing stories
Posted 29 Apr 2017 05:53

My story "Voice of Ice", which is posted on our sister site Stories Space. I dashed off the original on a snow day off from work back in the early nineties, had a revised (but not to my satisfaction) version published by a friend in a webzine he was co-editing, and finally did a major overhaul this winter and posted that version to Stories Space.

Pros? The original was an early work of mine and I've matured as a writer. Also, my friend injected some of his writing quirks into the edit and I got to find and remove those to put it back in my voice.

Cons? Not many in my case. Since the original wasn't widely seen outside the community that followed the webzine, it was effectively a new publication so I didn't have to sell people on it being better than the old version or anything. Obviously, if it was something I had published and sold, convincing fans of the original to re-buy it becomes an issue (as with Stephen King's "director's cut" of The Stand) but if it's on a site like Lush, you can just publicize it and even use the revision to re-interest people in the story. I suppose the fact that I was spending time revisiting old material instead of producing new could be seen as a con, but if the old material is good and worthy of a revisit, that's not a huge issue.

Some of my stories here are revised from older ideas but those earlier versions were never published so don't quite fit what you are looking for.

Topic Songs you didn't know were covers
Posted 29 Apr 2017 05:44

Celine Dion's hit version of Jim Steinman's "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" was not the original. The first recording was by UK group Pandora's Box (after Steinman decided it was meant to be sung by a woman and refused to give it to his usual partner Meatloaf, though Loaf did finally get to record it in 2006). Dion's version was much better known though, so I long assumed Steinman wrote it for her.

Topic What Happen if...
Posted 29 Apr 2017 05:38

Not me, I know of an author who does that on here. This author never had permission to write stories about it. This author is well known on here also. Just wanted to know.

A lot of people on here draw on their real life in their stories (I am one who does not, but that's because I don't have much real life to write aboutEmbarassed ). Some of those stories may not have the permission of, or even be known to, everyone involved in the real life events. As long as real names or identifying information are not used, I'm not sure there's a problem here. Authors fictionalize their real lives all the time, even in professionally published work, and don't always seek the permission of those involved. If the author was directly involved in the event, they are entitled to write about it.

Topic Peniscide
Posted 28 Apr 2017 12:15

Starting to talk about family or life stuff during sex.

Topic What does it mean to have a soul & do you have one?
Posted 28 Apr 2017 10:11

Hm. Just having a similar conversation over at my other board, but it's a religion-themed board to start with.

Anyhow, for me "soul" is more of a metaphor. I don't believe our personality is separate from our physical being. It's all interactions of neurons and brain chemistry. So for me "soul" is really just a placeholder for all those things that define us mentally rather than physically (personality, thoughts, feelings, etc.). Which means that, by definition, everybody, and maybe ever being, has one.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 28 Apr 2017 10:07

Lemonade, please. Work is almost through and then we have yet ANOTHER bank holiday weekend. I'm gonna be bored outta my brain. I mean, Spring Bank Holiday? The first Monday of May off? Which lazy bastard came up with this?!

Our next holiday is Victoria Day (she was queen when Canada was founded so we still celebrate her for some ungodly reason) on May 22 this year. From May to October (April to October this year since Easter was late), we have one a month save June.

A glass of bourbon, I think. Neat.

Topic France - Election 2017
Posted 28 Apr 2017 06:42

I heard Le Pen's comments that any religious symbols should not be allowed to be worn in public.

Unfortunately, it's not a unique sentiment in the French-speaking world and certainly not confined to her or her followers. France already has restrictions in place and Quebec has tried to do the same, though backed down to some degree after the separatists got booted in the last provincial election.

As for the French election, hopefully sane heads prevail and Macron gets the presidency. I do like the fact that two outsiders are the run-off candidates, though. Our parliamentary system makes it very hard for that to happen here, which is both a blessing (as it keeps the Le Pens on the fringe) and a curse (because it tends to entrench long established parties and makes it hard to get "new blood").

Posted 28 Apr 2017 06:36


Big Hugs to you, Gil. Hope you have a great day.


Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 27 Apr 2017 13:57

I need to catch up on my reading. I hope no one brings up kidney stones again. I would not wish that pain on my worst enemy. When you go to the doctor and they ask about pain on the 1-10 scale, I rate kidney stones at a 10 and labor at a 9. Sorry ladies, but at least at the end of labor pains you end up with a baby.

An aunt made the same comment when we drove up to the cottage to pick up Dad after he had one there (I went along as backup driver since the brother who was there with Dad wasn't licensed yet).

Topic New Author/New to Lush, posted today -- Need Votes for Contest
Posted 27 Apr 2017 13:55

Voted and enjoyed. Nice way to introduce yourself to Lush, Zoey.

Topic What music describes how you drive?
Posted 27 Apr 2017 10:26

I have been told Slayer: Amgel of Death

I'll stay off the roads when you're out, then. evil4

Topic First World Problems
Posted 27 Apr 2017 10:24

Britain has a shortage of hummus? Odd thing to have a shortage of since it's not difficult to make and chick peas aren't exactly an endangered species.

We usually have both hummus and guac in the fridge for dipping our evening snack of tortilla chips (seriously, hummus goes great on them).

Topic Summer concerts
Posted 27 Apr 2017 10:21

London, Ontario, where I live, has a raft of music festivals in the summer. Folk, blues, world music, rock, you name it, we got a festival for it (I don't think we have an EDM festival yet, but I'd have to ask my son to be sure. That's his genre, not mine.). Unfortunately, I rarely have the time to partake and the lack of interest in any of it by my family doesn't help, either.

That's quite a lineup. I'm not a huge metal fan and I know most of those. Have fun.

Topic Best Porn movie. That's got a little bit of plot.
Posted 27 Apr 2017 07:34

Up N Coming Marilyn Chambers

I saw Marilyn in Insatiable, which was pretty good both sex and plotwise save that I saw it in the era when the Ontario Film Review Board (which has since had its powers significantly neutered) made them edit or put black boxes over the hardcore bits (ie. anything involving a penis in a mouth, pussy, or ass) for the tapes distributed in Ontario. Must see it again sometime now that I can watch it intact.