Topic This or That
02 Jul 2015 11:08
With friends or a date?
Topic I dream of....
02 Jul 2015 11:04
I dream of lounging on the deck with a cold drink and a hot woman.
Topic Chris Squire, founding member of Yes, dead at 67
30 Jun 2015 08:41
I discovered Yes fairly young, after first encountering Jon Anderson through his work with Vangelis. Every member of that band (One article I read said 18 people had passed through their "doors" over the years) was talented and Chris was one of the best of the bunch. On another board, I posted a couple clips of him playing solo on the bass and it was every bit as complex and interesting as Steve's guitar work or Wakeman's keyboard playing. A real loss to music.
Topic Computer Building Help
27 Jun 2015 05:50
My son was into computer building for a while and Tom's Hardware (the site linked a couple posts above) was one of his go-to sites (he has since shifted to programming and is currently learning how to develop Android apps). Definitely add it to your bookmarks if you're into PC building.
I, on the other hand, have the technical skills to do it but just don't feel inclined to spend the time right now.
Topic What is the best Mid Range DSLR Camera for your money?
27 Jun 2015 05:48
We went ahead with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ 1000, and it's awesome. We love it! We've had it right in our son's face in low light to sniper stalking birds on distant rooftops into the sun, and it nails it every time. I'd post some photos, but I can't wrestle it off my wife.
The camera, along with a high speed 32G memory card, camera bag, a filter and a lens cleaning kit came to just under $1,100 in the local, or $820 US or 510 pounds.
We had a Lumix (forget the exact model) and it was a fantastic camera. Alas, it got lost on a trip (I wasn't along so it wasn't my fault). We now use a Nikon Coolpix S9100. Not as fancy as the name sounds, just a really good 18MP pocket camera with a good optical zoom for its size. Back in the film days, we had a decent SLR but we've so far resisted buying a DSLR. Too much gear to hump along and neither of us are really pros or prosumers at this photography thing. I'm interested enough that it's a possible hobby down the road, but not right now.
Topic All-Time Favorite Games
22 Jun 2015 09:53
Showing my age here, but Impossible Mission for the Commodore C64. Great platform jumper that kept me busy for many an afternoon before I finally solved it.
Haven't played many games in recent years, but my son games and I quite like what he's shown me of Portal and the Batman Arkham games.
Topic Story line - Sex ratio??
19 Jun 2015 13:42
There is no set formula. In fact going by a formula will probably be self-destructive to the story. Some stories, written just right, have a long character building, drama setting build-up – a long tease. Then the sex could either be just a tease in itself or a great long climatic sex scene at the end. Any scenario can work if the writer does it right.
Also, the story could jump right into the sex and be nearly all sex and work to perfection.
Don't go by a formula. Work on developing your writing skill, on how to develop great plots whether they be complex or simple, long or short.
I just write whatever comes out of my lust-addled brain. No formula, just the story that wants to be written. Sometimes it's pure, unadulterated sex, sometimes there's a plot and character into which the sex fits, hopefully, most of them fall somewhere in between (I'm big on balance and finding middle ground). And sometime it is pure unadulterated drivel but I hope I catch and destroy those ones before inflicting them on poor, innocent Lushies.
Topic 9 Killed in the Shooting of Historically Black AME Church
19 Jun 2015 13:36
To me, worrying about guns dilutes the point. It's like thinking you can cure the flu with an aspirin. Sure, it may help, but it ignores the fundamental problem of hate. I think what I find annoying is that the discussion of guns in this context takes attention away from the root cause, that being racial hatred.
If we focus on the root cause and educate people away from such harmful thinking, we eliminate such crime from society whether there are guns or not. Leave the hate and take the guns and maybe it's stops, or maybe these lunatics just get good at making IED's.
Having a fifty five gallon fertilizer bomb explode ala Timothy Mc Veigh would cause what, barrel control legislation?
Exactly the point I made in a discussion of this event on another forum. I'm Unitarian Universalist and we had a similar incident in one of our churches (in Knoxville, Tennessee) a few years ago. The shooter in that case was against "liberals, Democrats, Blacks, and homosexuals". While I am pro-gun control (and support the system we have for guns here in Canada), I do not see either of these church attacks as gun-related. We have had churches, mosques, synagogues, etc. attacked up here through vandalism, arson, and similar crimes (just this week a pipe bomb was found at a church in the nearby city where my parents grew up though there is no suspect yet so we don't know if it was a hate crime). It is the hate, not the guns, that is behind this kind of horror and controlling guns only controls how that hate is acted upon, not the hate itself. Gun control is arguably a piece of the puzzle in that it cuts the perps off from one easy, powerful weapon, but it is, as Milik suggests, controlling the symptom rather than the disease.
Topic Guilty or Innocent.
19 Jun 2015 09:56
Guilty. Actually, double guilty since some of them were my own unfunny jokes.
Ever made a joke you thought was really funny, then immediately realized that you'd offended one of those listening?
Topic Erotic photography - have you ever asked your wife or g/f to pose for you?
19 Jun 2015 07:56
It is a fantasy of mine, but my spouse isn't the sort to go for that type of thing. I'd like to do a shoot in the bedroom with her slowly stripping down on the bed as part of foreplay. Alas, not much sex happening period so fantasies like that are remaining fantasies for now.
Topic Would you prefer to give a massage by hands, lips or tongue, or fingers?
13 Jun 2015 06:04
Hands and fingers to start, slowly working my way down (or up) with some nice oil. Then I'd move to using my lips and tongue for a more intimate encounter, still using hands and fingers.
Of course, one could also move on to the joys of a full body massage...but you didn't ask about that.
Topic Rest in Peace - Sir Christopher Lee
13 Jun 2015 05:53
I love this movie...
RIP Chris Lee
It was apparent one of Lee's favorites among his roles, too. A very talented man and a very interesting life (did you know he started musical career in his eighties?).
And Rach, I noted Coleman's passing, too. He could do things with a sax that others could only dream about.
Fortunately both lived long, full lives and left us plenty to remember them by.
Topic Are prequels a good idea?
08 Jun 2015 19:34
Nothing wrong with prequels as long as they (a) actually do fill in some blanks in interesting ways and (b) don't contradict or undo anything introduced in the original story or at least do it in an interesting and justifiable way.
Topic Guys - how long between orgasms?
07 Jun 2015 13:19
I used to have a fairly short turnaround time like Buz's but these days it's probably measured in hours (at least an half an hour, though I haven't even tried that close together in eons).
Topic Sister in law fantasies
07 Jun 2015 13:17
None of my sisters-in-law (my wife's sister or either of my brothers' wives) appeal to me. Nice women all, but no attraction there to speak of. If they did, I'd bury it deep. Too much risk in going down that road to my mind.
Topic Would you consider it cheating if your gf/wife had sex with another girl?
28 May 2015 05:56
Your sexual identity has nothing to do with cheating
Keeping it a secret from your partner does
Betrayal has zero to do with gender
Whoops not a guy..:)
Fine, I'm a guy and I'll second your post. It is bang on.
If she wants to fulfill my fantasies, I should be involved in some way, not just stumbling on to it.