Forum posts made by seeker4

Topic Happy Birthday - Sweet_As_Candy
Posted 18 Nov 2016 19:30

Happy Birthday, Candy! Hope it's a sweet one!

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 18 Nov 2016 10:46


About Seeker's common lament: I once finished second in a writing contest over at Literotica with a story that contained absolutely no sex. Here's a link to the Stories Space version:



I have a ton of ideas for non-sexual stories and keep thinking I should focus on those and start publishing over at Storiespace instead of here. I do have an account there under the same name but have yet to submit anything. The fact is that when I started toying with being a writer in the misty world of the past, I never envisioned being a writer of erotica. However, my dirty mind likes coming up with dirty stories to entertain the dirty folks of Lush so I keep getting distracted into writing "smut" instead of "literature" (note the quotes :D).

The multi-parter that I keep trying to write (I'm on about the 12th run at the first chapter, so don't hold your breath) might yet end up there. I originally envisioned it for here with lots of sexual exploration but it could be played "straight" with the sex downplayed in favour of character and plot and I'm kind of on the line as to which way to tilt. The first chapter doesn't have any graphic sex either way (it's all setting up characters and the general situation) so I can finish it and then see where I want to go with chapter 2.

Topic Do we get more kinky as we age?
Posted 18 Nov 2016 10:37

As others have said, it may not be more kinky so much as more open-minded and less inhibited. That can lead to kinkier but not necessarily. I wouldn't say I'm more kinky than before, though I'd be more open to trying stuff (e.g. I sucked a cock for the first time at 49 or so).

Topic How old is a MILF?
Posted 18 Nov 2016 10:35

The term, IIRC, originally referred to college guys getting jiggy with their buddies' mothers but as written "Mothers I'd like to F***" doesn't really reference that. So, to have a college age kid, you'd have to be in your thirties but if it's just "Mothers", then, yeah, anyone with kids regardless of age. Certainly, the MILF in my recent comp entry would be thirties-ish or even forties-ish (she's loosely based on a real woman I babysat for eons ago who would have been late thirties or early forties at the time).

Topic What do you find harder?
Posted 16 Nov 2016 12:41

I always have a harder time with the actual story. In my mind, I tend to think of really awesome story plots, but by the time I sit and try to type them out, they vanish.

Sounds a bit like me at times. Though with me it's more plots sounding really fucking awesome in my head but really fucking lame when I start writing them.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 16 Nov 2016 06:00

I had a bad experience with tequila once but I'll try a Fog just for lulz. In a happier place today. I think I'm just a bit bummed that Lush is a secret in my life so I can't really celebrate or share save on Lush itself. It's part of why I don't do comps all the time. I'm kind of afraid of winning.

Topic How do you feel about tragic/unhappy endings?
Posted 15 Nov 2016 13:56

I sure would prefer a happy ending when I'm at the Lotus Flower Girls Girls Girls massage parlor.

What, you've never had the tragic package? Eh?

Topic Looking for someone to proof my stories
Posted 15 Nov 2016 13:54

hello2 I'd be happy to proof read for you, though I may not be able resist the temptation to spell in English not American LOL. I would be grateful if you would return the favour as well

Either is fine here as long as you're consistent, or at least that was the rule when I was a mod. I'm a Canuck and edited for an American without incident (Canada uses British spellings, or at least we are supposed to).

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 15 Nov 2016 13:51

I'll buy Mike whatever he wants, hell, I'll buy a round for everyone. Somehow my entry ended up in the top ten. I'm still in shock and grinning like a fool. It feels amazing to be grouped in with such fantastic entries.


Back at ya' Pint Drunk

I don't know why I'm not more pumped about my showing. First time I've cracked the top group in a comp but I'm not exactly bouncing off the walls yet. Probably just my general mood right now.

Topic What is a favorite pastime that is free..(No monetary cost)
Posted 15 Nov 2016 12:58



Skiing isn't exactly free,lol!!


Yeah, my boy skis and free it ain't, even at our city's crappy little hill.

Reading would be my main one (library is free). Writing and foruming, too.

Topic Guilty or Innocent.
Posted 15 Nov 2016 12:55

Innocent.

You have a favorite spot for outdoor sex/masturbation that you visit regularly.

Topic Agree/disagree
Posted 15 Nov 2016 12:53

Disagree. If riders and drivers both play by the rules, all should be well (spoken as both a cyclist and driver and the father of a serious road cyclist)

A trip to Mars is the next logical step in human progress.

Topic Use My Last Word First - in a 5 word sentence..
Posted 15 Nov 2016 12:48

Lamp guides me to her.

Topic This or That
Posted 15 Nov 2016 12:47

Gravy. And preferably cheese curds. Poutine for the win.

Tea bag or looseleaf?

Topic Nibiru, Planet X real or bs what do you think?
Posted 15 Nov 2016 12:42



I love Phil Plait! I was following his BA blog even before Slate picked it up.

Me, too. Terrific writer and advocate for science. His love of goats gets a bit creepy at times, though. confused1

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 15 Nov 2016 10:29

Hey, why is the winner buying? We should all be buying for winner. Give oceanrunner all the booze he wants. Charge it to Buz's tab. He said it was okay. Really. Honestly.

I should get the hell out of here before Buz shows up, shouldn't I?

Topic HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY TO EJG3!!! <3<3<3
Posted 15 Nov 2016 10:25

50 years is a great age. You're halfway to a century. Lots of experience but lots of time left, too. Enjoy it and live it up!

(says a guy who's already north of 50)

Topic Announcing the Winners of our Fetish Stories Competition
Posted 15 Nov 2016 10:20

Congrats to oceanrunner, VirgoGo, and Saucymh. A deserving bunch of winners to be sure. And to the others on the runner-up list.

And I made the runner-up list? Wow. I think that's a first for me. Maybe I'll yet make the top 3. Humbled and delighted. :D

Topic latest movie that you saw or ones you wish to see
Posted 12 Nov 2016 07:59

Doubt I'll get out to see it given my life these days, but Rogue One : A Star Wars Story is looking better all the time. Basic plot seems to be that the daughter of one of the designers of the Death Star helps the Rebels get the plans (it's a direct prequel to A New Hope). And Darth Vader is in it in all his black armoured glory. One of the greatest villains in all of filmdom returns in, hopefully, classic style.

Topic In the store
Posted 12 Nov 2016 05:30

Never. If I see someone attractive while out and about, I might keep my eyes peeled for another glimpse but I would never follow or photo her. Seems a bit stalkerish to me.

Topic Leonard Cohen
Posted 12 Nov 2016 05:25

I remember hearing the Cale for the first time. It blew me away. I liked Cohen's version, I LOVED Cale's. The simplicity of it, just Cale and his piano, was part of that. It let the melody and words come out all the more clearly than some of the more heavily orchestrated versions. While I know that it's the favorite of Cohen and Anjani Thomas (a longtime professional and personal partner of his), k. d. Lang's is just a gussied up version of Cale's to my ear, though her voice is wonderful.

Another Cohen song where a cover is by far my favorite version is "First We Take Manhattan". Jennifer Warnes gave it a blues-y edge and brought in Stevie Ray Vaughan on guitar to create a vivid, powerful rendition. Not to diss Cohen's original, but I think his is good and hers is great.

Topic NEW WINDOWS 10
Posted 12 Nov 2016 05:22

Why they had to change from XP I will never know.
I have a new PC with 10 and its a pain in the ass to learn the new and complicated ways of operating it.
I have kept the old XP one as well for when I get so frustrated and want to chuck 10 out the window.

Speaking as one who has managed Windows systems for twenty-ish years, I'd say that XP, after its second service pack, was one of the great versions of the operating system. But it was getting long in the tooth and, from a corporate standpoint, was Swiss cheese when it came to security. However, Windows 7 was a more than adequate replacement and they should have built on that instead of going in the new direction that gave us 8, 8.1, and 10.

Currently, I'm running 7 on my home machines and 8.1 with an add-on to restore the Start menu (Classic Shell, it's free) at work. If someone asked me to recommend a current version of Windows, I'd recommend one of those rather than 10. 7 is in extended support (ie. still getting security fixes) until 2020 and 8.1 is still in mainstream support until 2018, then extended support until 2023 so both are not going away any time soon. So if you can get you hands on one of those, go for it rather than 10 is my advice.

Topic Leonard Cohen
Posted 11 Nov 2016 12:44

It's four in the morning, the end of December
I'm writing you now just to see if you're better
New York is cold, but I like where I'm living
There's music on Clinton Street all through the evening

...

Sincerely, L Cohen

Ever heard Tori Amos sing Famous Blue Raincoat? Best track on the Tower of Song tribute album.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/PMSbICWbjBw

Topic Nibiru, Planet X real or bs what do you think?
Posted 11 Nov 2016 11:53

There probably is a Planet X. The orbits of a number of Kuiper Belt objects (the region of the Solar System where Pluto, among others, resides) are best explained by there being another planet out there. That much is science and astronomers are working on trying to narrow down its orbit so they have a chance of actually finding it. However, it is so far out from the Sun that our instruments cannot see it, let alone our eyes.

And the Nibiru thing? Total hoax as others have said. Astronomer Phil Plait who blogs for Slate explains it all very well.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2016/04/11/fear_mongering_articles_claim_planet_nine_might_kill_us_all.html

And that column contains to columns where he debunks other aspects of it.

Topic Leonard Cohen
Posted 11 Nov 2016 10:51

Written for another board I'm on, but I don't mind posting it here as well:



I’m not entirely sure where I first heard of Leonard Cohen, but there are two options, both in 1983 (hence my uncertainty as to which came first).

In 1983 I was taking Grade 13 English in high school and chose my school’s alternative “B” stream. Instead of studying “classics” like Shakespeare and Chaucer, we did film studies and an extended Canlit unit based off of Margaret Atwood’s Survival, a critical study of Canadian literature (and Robertson Davies’ novel Fifth Business, which launched another me into another favorite writer). One of the stories she analyzes in the book is Cohen’s novel Beautiful Losers. I vaguely knew that name at the time, but didn’t know much about him beyond he was some kind of poet. I might have heard some of his songs as well, but nothing sticks in my memory. Reading about (and eventually reading) Beautiful Losers got me interested.

However, that same fall also saw the debut of “I Am a Hotel”, a short TV movie produced by CITY-TV’s Moses Znaimer. The movie consisted of dance pieces based on 4 classic Cohen songs telling the stories of imaginary denizens of an old hotel (the King Edward in Toronto was the shooting location) framed by Cohen himself as “The Resident”, a kind of ghostly Greek chorus watching and reflecting on the stories. It was beautifully shot and introduced me to songs like Chelsea Hotel No. 2 and Suzanne. What I’m not sure of is whether I saw it first, or whether I watched it out of interest after reading about Cohen in English class.

Either way, I quickly became a fan. The following year his magnificent collection Book of Mercy and the album Various Positions both came out, both cementing his appeal for me. While Various Positions is now best known for introducing “Hallelujah”, it also included some other wonderful Cohen tracks like “Dance Me to the End of Love”, “Coming Back to You” and “If it Be Your Will”, all of which are, in my book, in the same league as “Hallelujah”. Book of Mercy, a collection of “psalms”, remains a favorite collection of his writing and I’ve been known to crack it out in church from time to time.

Skip ahead to 1992 and the release of his brilliant album “The Future” which ranks as one of my favorite albums by anyone (“Closing Time” upthread is from it). At the time, I was a regular listener to Peter Gzowski (a habit I picked up from my mother). Since I was working by then, I usually just heard The Best of Morningside, a digest version of his show Morningside that ran at bedtime. Cohen had been on the show before and he and Peter had a good rapport. This time, Gzowski brought him on for a full hour to discuss his career and the new album. I lay in the dark listening to them talk and hearing songs like “Democracy” and “The Future” for the first time (“Closing Time” had already debuted as a video on TV). Magical.

What is it that I like about Cohen?

He’s a true wordsmith, a craftsman who makes stunningly beautiful art with words. Even without the music, his songs ring as true and powerful as his actual poetry. And much of his poetry can be set to music (Suzanne began as a poem, for instance) to create incredible songs. Best example to come to mind right now: Singer-songwriter Buffy Saint-Marie has set the “Magic is alive” passage from Beautiful Losers to music. Even the novel Beautiful Losers (I must hang my head in shame and admit that I have not read “The Favorite Game”, his other novel) reads like a prose poem in many places while still managing to tell a story in novelistic fashion.

I quite simply cannot think of many modern writers of any kind, let alone songwriters, who can produce beauty with words quite as well as Leonard Cohen. And that includes Bob Dylan who, Nobel Prize notwithstanding, is still not quite in Cohen’s league IMHO. Of living poets, the only one that comes immediately to mind is Mary Oliver and given that she is only a year younger than Cohen, I'm not sure she will be with us much longer.

The man is gone but the music still goes on. Farewell, Leonard. And I think your room in the Tower of Song is going to be a lot closer to Hank’s that you thought.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/WirxqAn7Ck8



Footnotes for non-Canucks:

Yes, I said "Grade 13". When I was growing up, the province of Ontario was one of the last places on North America (if not Earth) to have five formal years of high school. That has since gone by the wayside, though some refer to taking an extra year of high school to boost one's marks as "Grade 13".

And Peter Gzowski was a popular radio (and occasionally TV) host here in Canada through the seventies, eighties, and nineties. Most of his career was spent with the CBC, our government-owned public broadcaster, hosting a three hour morning show called "Morningside". A hardcore smoker almost all his life, he died of emphysema in 2002.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 08 Nov 2016 10:05

Hmm. Quiet in here. Guess all the Americans went off to vote.

*slips behind bar and pours self two fingers of Hairy Sporran Scotch*

Topic With or Without the lacker?
Posted 07 Nov 2016 05:42

My wife has always gone either without or minimal and I quite like it that way. Moderation is the key. Some women seem to go too far and look like some kind of doll.

Topic Use My Last Word First - in a 5 word sentence..
Posted 06 Nov 2016 08:12

Watch my love enjoy herself.

Topic Why is the person above you locked in your bedroom?
Posted 06 Nov 2016 08:11

I dipped her in honey and saving dessert for later.

Topic Forum Game: Sexy Chain
Posted 06 Nov 2016 08:10

spooning