Forum posts made by seeker4

Topic Do most Authors find it hard to write the Intimate/Sex scenes in a story?
Posted 20 Dec 2016 13:17

Funnily enough, there's another thread here where I asked the opposite. I find the sex usually comes fairly easily, but I'm not into writing (or reading for that matter) "stroke stories". I want some actual story, or at least some sense of who those involved are, along with my hot sloppy. And that's the part I find myself labouring over; trying to take the fantasy and make sense of the people, who they are and why they are getting naked with each other. In fact, I sometimes have the basic sex scenario in my head from some fantasy or other I've had and am building that up into a story. That's not always the case, of course (and I think it is becoming less and less the case as I advance my writing "career"). My comp entry (see sig) and the story I'm working on right now are both cases where I had a story and two characters and then had to work through what happens when they start "bumping uglies".

Topic Are we better off now than we were 8 years ago?
Posted 20 Dec 2016 07:47

I'm doing fine with some big changes looming. Son is 17 so will be off to university by this time next year (he's doing his applications as we speak). Since he's an only child, that means I could be a part-time empty nester as early as next September. Wife starts phasing into retirement next year, fully retired in 2021. However, she's older than me so I'm still planning to stay on the job for perhaps another decade. Work-wise, I'm now running a department of three (including myself) and that plus some other changes have made work much more pleasant because I'm able to zero in more on the parts of the job I actually like (mostly using my creativity to develop and fine tune applications within our CRM system). House and vehicles are fully paid and we have a nice pot stored in an investment account and various retirement accounts, so even a repeat of 2008 won't knock us too far off course.

Short version: I'm good.

PS. Oh yeah, I'm Canadian, so I have the coolest world leader. Regaeman Man

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 20 Dec 2016 07:40

Why would moderators taken down an author's entire back catalogue of stories if they had previously been approved and published? If all of this author's stories were taken down then I would think the author did it themselves. You should contact them directly.

Actually, sounds like someone leaving Lush, doesn't it? Deleting your account would cause all your stories to be taken down (and disabling hides them all IIRC).

Topic 11 views at not published story?
Posted 20 Dec 2016 05:42


It's the world I live in. I am on an average of 3-4 IP addresses a day nowadays.

Topic Ben Affleck is the new Batman....thoughts?
Posted 20 Dec 2016 05:38

Though I really loved that robot snake thing from space they fought in the first Avengers.

Best scene in the movie is when Banner transforms into Hulk and then promptly one-shots one of those things. Hulk is the Avengers' nuclear bomb. Now if only Marvel could get things sorted out so we could get Ruffalo in a solo Hulk movie (though I'm hearing he's pretty prominent in next year's Thor : Ragnarok).

I have a funny relationship with comic book heroes. I love Batman but I actually think as an overall stable of characters, Marvel is much better than DC, both movie (well, save for the hapless FF who can't seem to get a decent movie to save their souls) and comic wise.

Batman is for kids for god's sake.

Apparently has never read Batman : Year One or Dark Knight Returns.

Topic 11 views at not published story?
Posted 19 Dec 2016 11:52

I think the system logs unique IP views. So, if you tried to up your story views by visiting a story 10 times in one session, it wouldn't work. If your ISP assigns a random IP address every time you go online, then chances are you'd up your story view by a few due to rolling IPs.

Or if you're on mobile and moving between a cell connection and various wi-fi connections (e.g. you access it from work, then from home, then from a cafe, then from your car, each would be a separate address and therefore a separate view).

Topic Forum Game: Sexual Choices
Posted 19 Dec 2016 11:49

One on top, preferably the woman

You tied up or partner tied up?

Topic Guilty or Innocent.
Posted 19 Dec 2016 11:15

Innocent (when we opened presents). Christmas Day was gift day for us.

You once bought a naughty gift for someone, then screwed up and gave it to the wrong person.

Topic Fitting Epitaphs for Those Who Perish from Robot Sex
Posted 19 Dec 2016 11:12

The man in this hole
Came to grief
Because he forgot
Even robots have teeth.

Topic Fitting Epitaphs for Those Who Perish from Robot Sex
Posted 19 Dec 2016 10:59

Here Lies Jack
Had a Heart Attack
Doing a cheap sex droid
Bought at Radio Shack

Topic Leave a positive word for 2017, that starts with the third letter of your name.
Posted 19 Dec 2016 10:57

Exciting (board name)

Topic Ben Affleck is the new Batman....thoughts?
Posted 19 Dec 2016 10:55

I have never enjoyed a single Batman movie (except that first one with Adam West!). I'm not a superhero snob--loved the Iron Man and Avenger movies--Batman just leaves me cold. There have been some amazing character work in them: Heath Ledger as Joker was chilling, and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman was deeply hot. I find I just don't give a fuck about Batman. Or Robin. Or Gotham City.

Batman almost has the opposite problem of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One constant gripe I hear about the MCU is that, with the exception of Loki, the villains haven't exactly been stellar. With Batman, the rogues gallery is almost too good, attracts serious talent, and tends to dominate the movies (and even, to be honest, the TV show at times).

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 19 Dec 2016 10:52

50-50 coffee and brandy would be good, Rump. Alas, can't say much about football. Not my game. But my London Knights are the number 2 junior A hockey team in Canada and number 1 in their own league (Ontario Hockey League) so I can't complain. And somehow, they've managed to hang on to their genius of a coach for over a decade. Though the fact that Dale Hunter also owns the team probably helps. :D

Topic non-genital orgasm
Posted 19 Dec 2016 10:47

THere is a hypnosis video on Youtube that purports to cause hands-free orgasms. I have not tried it nor do I have plans to.

Topic 11 views at not published story?
Posted 19 Dec 2016 10:45

I believe oceanrunner is correct thinking back to my mod days. As for why it's taking so long, read this thread:

Topic Do you think you're still Bi if you love anal & women?
Posted 19 Dec 2016 06:54

To my eye, if you enjoy being with a woman, even if she is doing you with a strap-on, I'd say you're bi. Gay would mean you're only into men and that does not seem to be the case. I've actually sucked a couple dicks (and been sucked off by a guy) but haven't done anal and I'm still pretty sure that's enough to make me bi (though I list as straight on my profile right now for various reasons) since I also still love the ladies.

Topic Ben Affleck is the new Batman....thoughts?
Posted 19 Dec 2016 06:45

Well, I am a longtime Bat-fan (beginning with the Adam West TV show, which I caught in reruns in the seventies) and I'm provisionally okay with Affleck based on seeing him in some of his earlier roles. I haven't seen Dawn of Justice yet, though, so that's why it is provisional and, based on reviews and personal opinion of Zak Snyder, I might just wait for Affleck's Batman solo movie to see him (Snyder is also directing Justice League, which is Affleck's next appearance in the Bat-suit). Personally, I prefer Keaton or West as well as the animated Batman voiced by Kevin Conroy (who has continued to be the voice of Batman in various other animated series and videogames) from the nineties series Batman: The Animated Series.

Topic The Story Submission Issues Thread
Posted 17 Dec 2016 18:47

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

Now that my comp entry is in, I'm not posting any more until the New Year but I'll give it a whirl when I get there.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 17 Dec 2016 09:54

Thanks for the plug but next time I'm getting you to read it first and suggest the title. "We Came Upon a Midnight Clear" would have been perfect. Funny thing is, as mentioned on my blog and maybe other threads, I wrote two Christmas stories this year (my first since the year I joined, when I wrote "The Christmas Angel's Gift") but this one seemed better suited to the comp. Plus the other is dangerously close to the comp's 2000 word limit and will go over if I expand some passages to better flesh (har har) some things out. So, it will come out once the comp is over. I'm happy with both, but Just Can't Wait just seemed better for the comp.

Now, about those Bloody Mary' is the most misnamed drink ever. I offered one to a vampire friend once and she took a sip and just about puked. How can it be "bloody" if there is no "blood"? But I'll have one anyhow.

Topic The person below me is...
Posted 16 Dec 2016 17:43

Actually, I've got it planned. I'm staying in a hotel in San Juan before departing on a cruise the next day.

TPBM is a bit of a grinch.

Topic Have you Ever...
Posted 16 Dec 2016 17:18

Not yet.

HYE met an old partner while out with your current one?

Topic What's the weather like where you are?
Posted 16 Dec 2016 17:17

Cold but supposed to "warm up" (hit 2 degrees C) tomorrow with snow or rain depending on the temperature when precipitation is happening.

Topic Agree/disagree
Posted 16 Dec 2016 17:16

Disagree. Don't know enough about what is good enough to give as a gift.

Christmas comes too fast and ends too early.

Topic Use My Last Word First - in a 5 word sentence..
Posted 16 Dec 2016 12:13

Go to bed, my dear.

Topic What did you have for lunch today?
Posted 16 Dec 2016 12:08

Three slices of leftover pizza and couple clementines. I like the sound of Eric's, though.

Topic The Story Submission Issues Thread
Posted 16 Dec 2016 12:05

Can you give us a little more information about what word processor, OS and browser you're using? Thanks. :)

I am a Windows guy, do my writing in Word but paste into Notepad to convert it to plain text before I post it here. Been burned too many times in the past to try pasting direct from Weird. confused5

I put extra breaks in per Buz's advice and it submitted fine per Delphi, who verified it.

Browser is Chrome.

Topic The Story Submission Issues Thread
Posted 16 Dec 2016 11:16

I've put 2 line spaces for each paragraph on all that I've edited. Once verified it shows up with just one line space that way.

Thanks, Buz. Submission coming soon.

Topic The Story Submission Issues Thread
Posted 16 Dec 2016 10:34

We are working on the paragraph break issue and will be getting that fixed very shortly.


What's the status on this (Buz or anyone in the know)? I just copied over a submission and there are blank lines between paragraphs in the editor but not on the preview. Do I need to add an extra paragraph break or will it be okay once verified and posted? I've saved it as a draft so can submit as soon as I get an answer.

Topic What happened to my paragraphs!?
Posted 15 Dec 2016 13:06

Fortunately I do all my work offline and then cut and paste. I only do small edits requested by the mods "online". Nonetheless, glad to hear it got fixed before I submit my comp entry (if I can ever overcome my niggling perfectionism and actually let go of the story).

Topic How can WE write a story?
Posted 15 Dec 2016 13:03

Jen is referring to this thread: