Forum posts made by seeker4

Topic latest movie that you saw or ones you wish to see
Posted 18 Apr 2017 06:06

On my want to see list from this spring movie season:

Kong : Skull Island (love giant monster movies)
Guardian of the Galaxy 2 (love whacked out space fantasy movies)

Topic Breaking News - UK Genral Election - June 8th
Posted 18 Apr 2017 06:04

Once a Liberal Party premier of my province pulled the trigger early thinking he had a clear advantage. We got our only New Democratic Party (our equivalent to Labour) government that way. Not sure if the UK electorate is as inclined to punish pols for trying to time elections to their advantage, but that's the experience in Canada.

I must say, though, I love how your fixed election dates work. Here, we technically have fixed elections every four years now but there is nothing short of moral suasion stopping a PM from dropping the writ early without a confidence vote and, indeed, it's been done at least once since the bill passed. Requiring either a 75% vote of the House or the loss of a confidence vote to drop the writ before the next scheduled date is a great solution.

Topic First time stories
Posted 18 Apr 2017 05:58

And, low and behold, as I posted to you in another thread, there is a whole category for these. Go to town!

Topic First time stories
Posted 18 Apr 2017 05:56

There is a whole category for this so it's probably best you just go there. Threads like this tend to be ... problematic in light of our rules (no sex under 16).

Topic Guilty or Innocent.
Posted 17 Apr 2017 09:22

Innocent. My preferred intoxicant is red wine or an old single malt scotch drunk neat

You have called in "sick" when you weren't because it was too nice outside to go to work.

Topic Use My Last Word First - in a 5 word sentence..
Posted 17 Apr 2017 09:20

Word is a writer's tool.

Topic Moderator of the Month, for March
Posted 17 Apr 2017 09:18

Congratulations, Shortnsassy. Not a chatter myself, but I'm sure those who do are in good hands with Sassy as a mod.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 17 Apr 2017 09:15

Here in Ontario, it tends to be public sector (including elementary & secondary schools but not universities and colleges) = Easter Monday holiday, private sector = Easter Monday working day. So I'm at work (but stealing some here and there on a Lush writing project). Since it is now past noon, I'm safe to order up a glass of red wine, me thinks.

Topic Votes on Stories
Posted 16 Apr 2017 10:14

I suspect the change vote option is broken. I think it may have gotten messed up when the voting system got retooled.

A friend had the experience of someone changing a vote (and getting the alert on their timeline) but with no accompanying change in score.

On my end, I was the one who tried to change my score on simplicity's story. The system let me do it, sort of. When I hit 'change vote,' the greyed out old vote on the voting menu became active, allowing me to select a new vote. However, when I was done, the greyed out vote was the old vote, not the new one.

Smells like you're right about the change vote being borked. Might want to drop Gav a note.

Topic Parallel stories
Posted 15 Apr 2017 19:39

So, after working on the second story for a bit, I have realized two things;

- I went in an altogether wrong direction in the second story. I basically turned the bride into a "slut" and that's not what's needed.

- A key element in the first story felt seriously forced. I had another version that flowed better but involved sex between two people that I wasn't sure should be getting it on, even though it felt right putting them together.

So I'm not sure where this is going now. I hope it's just me having second thoughts due to my struggles with the second one and maybe I'll get back on an even keel later but if I scrap and start over as I'm currently thinking ... this project could be another stillbirth. It is rare for me to scrap and restart and actually finish. Once that happens, SHIFT+DELETE isn't far behind. I have a lot of those which is why i publish so rarely anymore.

Topic Do you like to look at soft cocks?
Posted 15 Apr 2017 06:12

As a nudist I have seen many and I can enjoy the look of a circumcised one. I am not so keen or interested in looking at uncut ones - The skin over the head of it looks untidy to me. It's like girls with very exposed external labia.

Interesting. I have a cut cock and I've never thought of it being especially attractive that way. As someone who likes a "natural" look in general, I guess I thought uncut would be more attractive.

Topic Who is your favorite actor to play James Bond?
Posted 15 Apr 2017 06:06

Cate vs. Kate. This could be an interesting throwdown. Cate is a more highly regarded actress, Kate has more action movie experience (though Cate's upcoming role as the villain in the new Thor could shift that) so I think it depends on whether you're going for a more dramatic, Craig-esque Bond or a more action-focussed Bond a la Moore and Brosnan. Hm. Perhaps Cate Blanchett as the villain and Kate Beckinsale as 007? Is the Bond fandom ready for a Bond movie where both key roles are women and the main male role will be the "Bond boy" (or will we just keep the Bond girl and make the female 007 bi/lesbian)?

Someone once touted Gillian Anderson for a female Bond but, though she did star in the UK series "The Fall", Anderson is an American and therefore probably wouldn't be a top contender for 007. I think she could do a part like that, though.

Topic The Greatest Baseball Movies ever...
Posted 15 Apr 2017 06:01

Not a ball fan so baseball movies focussed on the game tend to lose me. However, I loved "Field of Dreams" because it isn't really about the game as much as having dreams and pursuing a vision (and it was based on a novel by a great Canadian author).

Topic The Last Jedi... trailer/teaser
Posted 15 Apr 2017 05:59

I'm intrigued by Luke's closing line. Otherwise, it's a fairly standard Star Wars teaser. Looking forward to the first full trailer whenever that comes.

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 14 Apr 2017 05:41

Meh. I got the Electorate badge the other day and went "Oo, another badge. Shiny." And then went on my merry way. I get badges when I get badges and don't really seek them out. The only ones I kind of got excited about were my three Famous Story badges because, hey, 30,000 views means the story is actually getting read widely.

As for blasting my friends, I only do that for comp entries and not always then. If I get the needed 10 votes without a blast, I don't even do it for comps. Certainly, I wouldn't do it to solicit followers or whatever for badge purposes (see above).

Topic Hey
Posted 14 Apr 2017 05:39

there, Georgie Girl.

Topic Parallel stories
Posted 14 Apr 2017 05:36

In that case, I wrote to separate stories retelling the same events.

I'm not really retelling the same events so much as what happens to each of the protagonists in a similar time period (the aborted wedding day). The woman's story basically explains why the man's story even happens, ie. why the bride leaves the groom at the altar. Different things happen to each, save for a scene or two that necessarily have to appear in both (e.g. the groom texting the bride to find out what the f*** is going on).

Topic Parallel stories
Posted 14 Apr 2017 05:32

Well, something I was thinking about for story 2 poked a bit of a hole in story 1. There's a scene of "dialogue" (it's people texting back and forth rather than talking, hence the quotes) that appears in both and as I was revisiting it for the second story, I realized that something about it didn't make sense. So now I'm going to write a new version for the second story and then go back and revise it in the first to match.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 14 Apr 2017 05:29

Jeez, this place is open already? Have you put on what passes for coffee yet? And did you give Terrance some crickets? He looks hungry and hungry tarantulas scare me (well, I'm a bit arachnophobic, so technically they all scare me, but hungry ones moreso).

Topic Do you like to look at soft cocks?
Posted 14 Apr 2017 05:23

They have beauty all their own, quite different from hard ones. Hard ones are more erotic, more about sex and gratification. Soft ones are more about the simple beauty of being human.

Topic Parallel stories
Posted 12 Apr 2017 07:05

One problem I had was not noticing that some of the details contradicted each other in the two stories, because I had misremembered what I had written in the other story (some of that was on purpose in my stories, but that's just me being weird).

This was one of the problems I ran into with draft 1 of the woman's story. In the man's story, I had explicitly said a neighbour told the limo driver that she heard the bride and bridesmaid leave the bridesmaid's apartment around midnight, but in the woman's story they woke up in the apartment.

First off, I'm always more nervous about writing from a woman's pov, so I think I may be more careful in certain respects.

But here's where I'm curious if other people have had the same experience.

I'm pretty confident that I "get" the typical guy. If I write from the guy's pov, and I'm writing a MF story, then the woman has to behave plausibly, whatever that means in the context of the story, without the benefit of the reader knowing her internal monologue. So I have the limited benefit, so to speak, of writing from a "comfortable" male pov while at the same time having to make the female character act in a way that makes sense, but without the advantage of showing the reader what she's thinking except through her actions.

If I choose to write from the woman's pov, then I get to sort of explain what's going on in her head, whether it's 1st or 3rd. presumably I can make her actions make sense. And then I just have to have the guy react plausibly, which to me is easier.

Curious to hear what others think.

The woman's POV I am not too worried about this time. I've written with female POV in both first and third person before so I know I can pull it off. It's more figuring out why she does what she does and then framing that in a way that won't contradict the man's story.

I'm taking another go at the woman's story today and it's working better this time so we shall see. At least the opening sex (in a nightclub) is hot so I got that much right. I'm itching to post the first story but I'd rather have both done in case I need to make changes to for "fit" as Verbal discussed.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 11 Apr 2017 12:16

A Hannah sounds good over here, Rump. Hope you folks are all keeping well. Having a fairly warm spring here so far (not that we had much winter this year). Stormy for a while yesterday but otherwise been a nice week to date.

I've dropped a thread into Ask the Author to get thoughts on my current writing project. Not sure if anyone will bother to answer, but I figure it doesn't hurt.

Topic Her Royal Awesomeness Award
Posted 11 Apr 2017 11:59

You know, from the first time I saw the Disney avatar (I think she was Rapunzel at the time) and read her posts in the forum, I knew Sprite was either someone to get to know or someone to watch out for. Then I did my brief stint backstage and decided it was the former (though I still watch out for her at times, she can be nasty). Her Royal Awesomeness sounds perfect.

Topic Parallel stories
Posted 11 Apr 2017 11:53

So I have a new story written, but I am trying to do something a bit different (for me). I am writing a companion piece that rather than being a prequel or sequel, happens in parallel. You see, the one that I have written is about a groom getting left at the altar and getting some "comfort" (of the Lush variety) from a good friend. Now I want to write what happens to the bride in roughly the same timeframe. That may be followed by a third story that is a sequel to both and ties things back together but we shall see. But, damn, it is harder than I thought. I had something written yesterday but realized it broke a couple of the touchpoints I had set up in the groom's story so I'm back to square one trying to rewrite it to fit better.

Anyone else who has done this before care to share wisdom (surely it's not a new idea on Lush)? Did you just actually keep cross-referencing as you wrote to keep things in sync or just write the parallel piece and then deal with sync'ing things up later?

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 09 Apr 2017 15:57

Someone pointed me to a Harry Potter version of my story Dirty Martini , where the guy was Lucius Malfoy, and the woman was Hermione. I saved a copy before I had the offending site take it down.

Your story got turned into Harry Potter fanfic? I don't if that's an insult or an honour. Does this place have any butterbeer?

Topic Can a Client Fall in Love with an Escort?
Posted 07 Apr 2017 05:57

I am a client rather than an escort (and have not done that in a while). I have not fallen for an escort, but did have a very good rapport with one of my regulars (common interests that we discussed and that sort of thing) so I can see it happening. She's more or less done with the "hobby" (not my choice of term, but what the guys around here call it) and her rather sparse availability nowadays doesn't suit my schedule, else I might be seeing her still but just because I feel more comfortable around her than some of the girls who were more focussed on just getting me off. The escort board where I found her did have members talking about relationships with companions (as the board calls them) but they rarely ended well.

Topic Great Female Guitarist/Singer
Posted 07 Apr 2017 05:52

Kina Grannis (indie singer/songwriter who plays guitar fairly well)
Serena Ryder (Canuck pop singer, though her older stuff leaned more into folk and blues)
Joni Mitchell (not a killer guitar player, but competent, and easily one of the best singer-songwriters of her generation)

Topic masterbating in your car!
Posted 07 Apr 2017 05:48

I am at least aware that only accidents will lose me my no claims, not points for speeding, masturbating or running red lights. Big Hugs

Actually, here in Ontario, Canada, your insurance has access to your driving record and convictions, even without an accident, can affect your rates. Not that I know from experience or anything Embarassed .

(I was going down a hill, officer, and didn't notice how much speed I picked up. :-" )

Topic masterbating in your car!
Posted 07 Apr 2017 05:47

See here's the thing. The only reason I even know what make my car is is because my son told me and he is 10. I had to renew my car insurance yesterday, and I made him sit with me to answer all the car questions. In short, I have no fucking clue what any of what you said to me means, wtf is CVT? I know how to put diesel in my car, and that's about it. Embarassed I can drive it just fine though, and I'm 99% sure masturbating while driving it would lose me my no claims.

Hi Scott Big Hugs

Big Hugs Kiera. Hope you're keeping well.

CVT = Continuously Variable Transmission. Instead of discreet gears (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.) it is able to vary the ratio anywhere in a range. Good for fuel economy, less so for performance at this point (which is why you mostly find them on makes like Honda, Toyota, etc., at least here in the former colonies).

Topic masterbating in your car!
Posted 06 Apr 2017 13:04

Doesn't matter babes. Unless you drive an automatic it's moot point really binky

Unless you pull over, but then you are liable to get a ticket and we all know the last time you swore was when you got a ticket.

My new car is automatic (well, CVT but it's the same from a driver's perspective) and has adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist. Not quite self-driving, but would be quite easy to drive one-handed. :-"