Forum posts made by seeker4

Topic The Story Submission Issues Thread
Posted 14 Dec 2016 05:54

Now I am intrigued. I'll check it out later today. I think I have one ready for submission anyway.

Topic Its Milik Birthday! Help me wish my love a Happy Birthday!
Posted 12 Dec 2016 05:39

Happy Birthday, Milik!! Party time!!

Pour Wine Pint Drunk

Topic Another one gone ... RIP Greg Lake
Posted 09 Dec 2016 08:08

So, apparently cancer, which started off the year by taking away David Bowie, isn't finished with music yet. Yesterday, singer, songwriter, and guitar player Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, King Crimson, and others joined the big band in the sky at 69. I'm a longtime fan of prog rock and he was one of that genre's finest voices, right up there with Jon Anderson of Yes and Peter Gabriel of early Genesis.

Topic Taking my first Cruise
Posted 09 Dec 2016 06:31

My cruises have all been family vacations, not as a single, so I'm not sure how much help I'll be.

There are usually plenty of social activities going on, so focus on those rather than on wasting your money in the casinos and such (if you're a non-smoker, you'll spare your lungs, too, since the casinos are usually smoking areas).

Look at your port stops well ahead of time and find some tours (hint: check tourism websites for those ports, sometimes shore tours booked with local company are cheaper than those booked through the cruise line) that interest you so you're not wasting time onboard planning your shore time. Of course, if you're just going to shop or hit the beach on shore, there may not be much planning to do but taking some tours of specific interest to you might bring you into contact with people who share the interests.

The cruise lines (at least Carnival, who I use) generally are pretty good at pampering you and making sure your basic needs are met, so let them do their job and focus on your own enjoyment.

Topic 10 Year Anniversary
Posted 08 Dec 2016 13:05

Break out the bubbly!

Pour Wine

Light up the joints!

Regaeman Man

Let's get some music going!

Boo hoo!

Lush has been at it for a decade and that's as good a reason as any to celebrate.

Thanks and congratulations to nicola, gav, and all those who have served as forum and chat mods, story verifiers, and admins.

And, of course, saving the best for last, to the many writers who have contributed their work.

Topic Losing your way in writting erotic,how to gain your writers mojo back.
Posted 08 Dec 2016 09:29

I go through this periodically (going through it right now, actually). Usually, the solution is to take a break. Not write seriously for a month or two, maybe longer, until a story comes to mind that absolutely demands to be written. That's the advantage of writing being a hobby. I don't know how I'd make out as a full-time pro.

Topic Moderator of the Month for November
Posted 06 Dec 2016 05:37

Wot!?!? Callisto is stepping down??? Sorry to hear it in some ways but, as a board admin myself on another site, I also know the feeling. Best wishes, Callisto, and I don't envy the person who has to fill your big virtual shoes. You've made a great contribution to the success of this place.

Topic First Album
Posted 02 Dec 2016 13:41

Tough call, but I think it was "The War of the World" by Jeff Wayne in 1978-ish. Basically a musical version of H. G. Wells novel with various pop, rock, and West End performers singing (Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues, Phil Lynott from Thin Lizzy, David Essex and Julie Covington, both West End stage stars) while Richard Burton provides a narration adapted from the novel.

Still love some of the songs and became a Moody Blues fan on the strength of Hayward's performance. Burton's narration is the real highlight though, hearing him describe the Battle of Shepperton, where the Martian invaders rout the British army, just knocked my socks off the first time I heard it.

Topic The True Face of Batman
Posted 02 Dec 2016 13:38

You gotta love the Batmobiles. Even that original 1960s TV series Batmobile has a fun campy cool quality.

Actually, the tumbler is my least favorite Batmobile (though from the pics I've seen, Affleck's is a close second). I like Keaton's original from the 1989 film and the Adam West one (which you've already posted).

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 02 Dec 2016 11:35

*crawls in, panting for air*

Whiskey. Must ... have ... whiskey.

Or something inspiring. I'm dancing back and forth between two possible comp entries and hate both. And I've got a new story that's finished to the point where I just need to edit the hell out of it but that I've put aside to try to enter the comp. So do I finish it and maybe miss out on the comp? Or put it on ice for a couple weeks and focus on finding a comp idea that I can work with. Decisions, decisions.

Topic The True Face of Batman
Posted 02 Dec 2016 08:05

I disagree however that the Bruce Wayne from Nolan's trilogy (ie. Christian Bale) doesn't depict this aspect adequately. In my opinion, that's the version of Bruce Wayne who had the most emphasis on it. There are plenty of instances where you can see Christian Bale being insolent, driving ostentatious sports cars and dating models. This particular scene has it all:

Of all the Batmen so far, including Affleck who I haven't seen in action, just in clips, Bale seemed to me to be the one most likely to be an actual superhero. Yes, he played the role of Bruce Wayne, millionaire philanthropist playboy but he didn't seem as believable in it to me as West or Keaton (or even Kilmer, not that Kilmer was especially believable in any aspect of the role IMHO). Can't speak to Clooney, though he actually strikes me as fitting the part of Bruce much better than that of Bats. I boycotted Batman & Robin after seeing the horror that was Batman Forever.

Topic The True Face of Batman
Posted 01 Dec 2016 06:57

He's too pretty to be Batman. Unless he toughens up, Underdog will pee on his leg..

I think that's kind of the point of Bruce Wayne, though. He's not supposed to come across as the Batman type when he's out of costume (something that, incidentally, I think worked against Bale and in favour of guys like West and Keaton). His reputation is that of a womanizing rich brat. That way, no one suspects him when the guy in black tights shows up and kicks ass.

Topic Godzilla or King Kong?
Posted 30 Nov 2016 06:03

I'd pay to see these two duke it out (thanks vanessa and LadyAnn).

Topic Announcing our Holiday Hijinks Story Competition - $300 in Prizes
Posted 29 Nov 2016 13:16

The timing couldn't be better. I'm putting a new story to bed this week (I hope) so a comp entry can be next up.

Topic Happy Birthday SydneySider!
Posted 29 Nov 2016 13:15

Happy Birthday, Sydney! Enjoy it!

occasion4 occasion6

Topic Guys do you prefer a girl completely naked or with something sexy on?
Posted 29 Nov 2016 13:13

Something sexy on to start, but don't expect it to stay on the whole time.

Topic Godzilla or King Kong?
Posted 28 Nov 2016 09:01

Tough one. I love'em both. Really, I'd rather see them team up and kick the shit out of Ghidorah or something. But, if push comes to shove, I'd give the big G a slight edge (though Kong more or less won in the 1962 film).

Topic christmas
Posted 27 Nov 2016 14:14

There were festivals celebrated around the Solstice and in the late Fall long before there was a Christmas. Christmas even nicked bits from some of them. Further, Christmas has become secularized enough that one can enjoy the celebration without ever mentioning Jesus. The decorations, presents, family dinners, and so on have little to do with Jesus and a lot to do with just getting together and celebrating being together.

For me, there is still spiritual meaning to the season even if I stopped calling myself a "Christian" a long time ago (what I am is complicated and in flux). I will even go to Christian services on Christmas Eve without the slightest intent of being ironic. The story of hope for "Peace on Earth, Goodwill among men" born in simple surroundings is a resonant one and fits nicely with other festivals celebrating the coming of light into the darkness of the winter.

Topic hows my ass
Posted 27 Nov 2016 14:07

You guys are aware that you're commenting on a man's ass, right?

Still prefer a front, top shot (preferably with cock showing) to an ass shot. I'm equal opportunity that way.Regaeman Man

Topic hows my ass
Posted 27 Nov 2016 05:48

No idea because that's one of my least favorite angles to see a woman from. Show me a top, front first (face, hair, boobs) if you want to get my attention. I'm just not much of an assman. Not even into doggie that much.

Topic Mature Wife Modesty
Posted 27 Nov 2016 05:46

Mine has always been quite modest. Dresses nicely when we're out but never especially sexy. Even her swimsuits are as modest as they come these days. I kind of like it as long as it comes off around me (which it does). Makes her my secret or something like that.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 27 Nov 2016 05:42

Oh, and this may be Canada's entry in the rich evil world leader sweepstakes:

Americans may know him from Shark Tank but he's actually a Canuck and was on our version of Dragon's Den for most of its run (quit a couple seasons ago). He hasn't actually thrown his hat in the ring yet, but is (for about the third time) musing about running for the leadership of our Conservative Party.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 27 Nov 2016 05:39

New Zealand does not have Thanksgiving but we have joined the Black Friday Sales bandwagon which means it is mayhem in town.

Man, even the Kiwis have drunk the retail Kool-aid? What next? Every capitalist democracy starts electing orange billionaires with bad taste in hairpieces?

Here, Laura, I'll pick up your tab for this one. You, too, Gillian. I'm feeling generous.

Topic Hula Hoop Girls
Posted 26 Nov 2016 13:27

love10 I never knew hula hoops to be so ... entrancing.

Topic if you could change to the opposite sex for a day, what would you do?
Posted 26 Nov 2016 13:06

Dress up fancy and hit the stores I don't normally like going in (ladies fashion places, lingerie stores). Women really do have more clothing options than men and more fun shopping for them.

Then I'd get my sexy on and find a guy so I can see what being on the receiving end feels like.

Since it's only for a day, I'd be unlikely to have a period or get pregnant but if I could be one for a year or something, then experience those.

Topic What do you find harder?
Posted 26 Nov 2016 06:46

Curious, does anyone else start writing a great story (not so much the sex, but the story) and then go "Shit, I've been here before." Not necessarily the specific but the general thrust of the situation. I have a story mostly finished and I haven't published it because I've realized it hits some of the same buttons as " April's Secret " - a passionate night followed by a revelation about the partner followed by a "I love you anyway" moment.

Topic PM Dating Spam Warning - this is NOT sanctioned by LS
Posted 24 Nov 2016 19:11

Find a plugin for your forum software that checks against stopforumspam. For small sites, it's a godsend that will weed out the bulk of spammer sign-ups.

My site is a little hole in the wall that's mostly me talking to myself, but the plugin has blocked over 4700 registrations this year — more than double last year. Which was more than double the year before. That's not even counting the registrations blocked by another plugin, those who never validate their email, those I catch because I have the time to check out every sign-up that makes it through, etc.

We use Xenforo which has StopForumSpam built-in. I'm talking about what gets past StopForumSpam, it takes care of the vast majority of them. We tightened things up this summer but a few still slip past.

Topic This or That
Posted 24 Nov 2016 06:36

Billionaire. Me being a model would require a radical retooling of the fashion industry. :D

Inherit your money or earn it yourself?

Topic Do people believe in Destiny?
Posted 24 Nov 2016 05:44

As an external force directing our lives to a particular goal(s)? Not really. We are certainly affected by external forces in many ways (to the point where free will becomes somewhat questionable) but those forces don't have a particular, precise destination.

That said, my own life story has one example of why people believe in it. My wife and I were born on opposite sides of the planet, me in a relatively stable world, her in one of her country's most turbulent periods. Somehow, we ended up doing graduate degrees in the same program at the same university. If I had chosen a different program (I had two options) or she hadn't been allowed to go overseas to study, it might have all ended right there, but everything aligned and we met and ... to go further would be TMI.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 23 Nov 2016 14:04

Thanksgiving is long over in Canada but, unfortunately, our stores have insisted in joining in the whole Black Friday thing (largely because stores in border towns were losing business to US Black Friday sales). I'm not much of a shopaholic, so I'll just hang out here. A beer, Rump. Make it a pitcher.