Forum posts made by violetcrumble

Topic Project Semi Colon: Lush Style
Posted 29 Sep 2016 20:17

This is a bit of a book so be warned XD

Although a bit late to the scene, I have been following this thread for a while. I think it's great that such a project such as project semi colon has occurred. One of the things I really like about it, and what stands out for me, is the fact that it’s a symbol, and one that can be seen in public, is noticeable. Lots of us out there have difficulty talking, expressing ourselves, and because of it, often, it’s very easy for us to see ourselves as alone in the world. But with this, even if you're not talking, or expressing what you've gone through, the shit you're dealing with, if you pass by someone and catch that tattoo, a symbol of so much, it’s a reminder, you're not alone in the world, and perhaps, since this person has been through a lot, you might have the courage, feel comfortable enough to talk with them. I know, that’s true for myself. if I know someone’s gone through shit, like me, I feel more safe, secure to talk of my own struggles, difficulties. The other important thing about it, is but by looking down, seeing that symbol it’s a direct link to the thought of pushing on. It works on a neurological level, many things have this effect like seeing a yellow smiley face and feeling happy, even if ever so slight, but this is the first ever one I've seen in relation to suicide. It’s truly so simple, but so amazing and exceptional.

Now, expanding from there, I guess, I’ll speak a little more, on the good and the bad, and a little of myself, how it all relates to me. Not on this particular project, but people’s mental struggles in general, and what’s going on within society in general; though I can only speak from my experience, perspective, form my city, my state, my country; Australia.

As I said, I can only applaud project semi colon, everything thing it does, but it is only one project, only reaches one fraction of the people who need things like it. It’s a project from the roots; from the bottom up, however there needs to be more, going along the same metaphor, it needs to come from the canopy too, both working together.

In my experience, the most difficult thing is talking. There seems to be this perception that if you talk, reveal what lies behind the veneer of perfection that is expected to be put on you will be prosecuted by society. I generally tend to believe that its true. I think this comes from the notion of the “hard, rough, rugged, strong Aussie battler.” Although Australia supposedly has a good public health system that supports those who otherwise couldn’t in society, most of the homeless I see are there because of mental illness. They can’t find work, or are given an opportunity because they’re fragile or unstable. I myself would be in that boat, luckily my boss is a family friend (well, friends of the people who I call family, and are more family to me than anyone else) and supports me, nourishes me, gives me time of when I need it, hasn’t fired me because he listens, understands. Like I said, this notion of talking… admission of pain, struggles, an inability to cope is considered inherently wrong. So people just don’t. They keep it all within until they explode. Even admitting you have a psychologist effects your chances of success greatly. This is just oh so wrong. However, things are changing, albeit ever so slow. Although I still hear things along the lines of “you shouldn’t speak of such things” or “just toughen up, put on a smile, pretend you’re happy” progress has been made. Just last year, a prominent figure in society, a sporting star, came out, and not only admitted his depression, but the sporting team he played for supported him. He didn’t lose his job, now recovered, he still plays. This is a good start, the first time I’ve ever seen it happen, from the top down so to say. This alongside projects like semi colon, or even opportunities like this forum here, created by Sprite, to talk on such matters, have a safe place to express are also oh so important. So thank you Sprite, for initiating this, having the courage to speak a little on your own difficulties.


Now the other problem I see, and one that goes hand in hand with the first, is once you start speaking, a lot of things are revealed, and you yourself can kind of diminish your problem. Think it’s nothing compared to what others are going through. This sounds really true to me. Often I’ve been brushed of when I’ve tried to speak, express, I’ve heard things like “you’re just emotional…Weak” and been told to “just get over it.” After hearing it so often, from so many people as well as knowing the things others have gone through, I can’t help but to begin to believe it’s true. After all, others have dealt with so much, and they seem to be coping fine. Whereas me..me…I’ve never been raped, or physically abused, yet….yet at times I can’t even get out of bed, or need to self-medicate with things such as e or oxy just to numb the pain. I constantly fall in and out of depression, are so insecure, anxious in crowds, around people that I have very few friends. But why should I? after all, my issues pale compared to others. All that’s happened to me was being exiled from all of my family, due to my mother’s opinion of me, my personality…sexuality, got cheated on by a guy who I loved with all of my heart, every fibre of my being, his reason being; if you were prettier, I wouldn’t of had to and finally, after becoming another’s world, their sole dependence in life, being told by them that this is their final goodbye, that they can't...couldn’t anymore, and I unable to do anything about it, not even get a response…to find out hours later that she had killed herself. So yeah, idk, I still feel so stupid, and weak for not being able to cope, deal, and that’s a product of society, or me myself. Anyways, the point of all that is that, even when talking happens, there needs to be a fundamental understanding that the struggles that one is going through is as real to them as anything else. Not that one thing is more than another, because our perception is our perception, it isn’t either or, it just is.

Brining this to a close, thanks Rachel, for starting something such as this forum on Lush. My heart goes out to you, and I admire any and all who try to make a difference, be it an ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on, brining things to light, starting a project, or attempting to change the perception of society. Everything big and small makes a difference.


Topic Twitter Writing Challenge: 140 characters of sexyness
Posted 28 Sep 2016 11:09

Syncopated breathing, such harmony, heart beating, chest heaving, in love with this feeling. Toes curling, lost in waves after wave of bliss

Topic Announcing our Fetish Stories Competition
Posted 28 Sep 2016 08:15

Could the sound of a particular voice count as a fetish? Even if not..I don't know about all of you... but boy some vocalists get me wet.... ~blushes~


On a side note, Jack Daniels, and whiskey in general is both nice, and reminds me of that dancing doll story... which is much tastier... the one where you assume its a guy but its actually a girl

Topic Twitter Writing Challenge: 140 characters of sexyness
Posted 28 Sep 2016 00:44

Liz & Sprite, bare, blushing and wet, what a sight, fingers slip in, the feeling right, mews and moans, they cum, their joy echoing in the night,

140 characters...I'm pretty sure? in poetic prose & lush specific... twas super proud

Topic Is Sharia Law already in France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK...should we worry...
Posted 28 Aug 2016 09:43

Om

Does anyone remember that was over 500 years ago and not really relevant to the reality of our current day and age as a great deal has changed over the course of those 500 years?

On the contrary it is very relevant and valid too I might add. And if not, why not? Are you suggesting it's not relevant or valid to this day an age because it is no longer how Christians act? If so, which I think is highly likely it proves the other point I made even more. This is because you said Religions (Muslim) and Societies (Islamic) can't change. Yet, oh my, did you just say Christianity/a vast part of western society did? A bit contradictory there I must say. Might want to rethink your logic there...

Topic Is Sharia Law already in France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK...should we worry...
Posted 28 Aug 2016 09:30



I do not claim to be an expert with regard to Islam, rather I take the word of those who ARE, like the Saudi head cleric who has made it clear that ISIS is perfectly compatible with the teachings of Islam. And, others such as Salman Rushdi and those like him who are honest Muslims who have been willing to risk everything including their very lives in order to tell us the truth regarding Islam and it's goals. I've also listened to what Muslims in Muslim nations have had to say for years (as far back as 1948 with Abdul Nassir and right on up to today) and among the lessons I've learned in life that have helped me to survive to my current age is to take death threats and all who make them... SERIOUSLY! the calls for the "extermination of ALL infidel" have been strident and non stop... NOT 500 years ago... HERE, NOW and in the world we CURRENTLY live in.

As to your "cultural" argument, as I told Noll (who pointed out that a "reformation" of Islam is extremely unlikely) what needs to be realized is that we are all animals just like any other species and putting jackals in with domesticated dogs will NOT transform the jackals into domesticated animals. Islam IS their culture... and with it sharia law with all of it's intolerance, and sadistic brutality. Expecting them to leave it behind is like expecting a skunk not to stink.

I'm going to call you out again on this one, but other Religions can also be misconstrued and warped to promote Violence and many things that generally is frowned upon by humanity. Once more, I will use Christianity. Apologies Christians I'm not having a go at you, it is just the religion I am most familiar with. But look at the Old Testament, an eye for an eye and the such. If that part is pinpointed down, a counter terrorist group could just as easily be formed quoting exactly that to justify a holy war on Islam.

All in all, your "a jackal will be a jackal" comment is very flawed. As if it was, the Christian Holy wars would still be going to this day. Yet are they? Or how about the littering issue? The entire notion of recycling or even clean disposal of rubbish is not innate in humans on a basic level, yet most of us will properly dispose of our trash. People can change, and societies as a whole too. It just takes time, and patience, and discrimitive racial slandering such as your own does not help the cause.

Topic Is Sharia Law already in France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK...should we worry...
Posted 28 Aug 2016 08:46



The funny thing is I don't remember reading ANY stories about Christians screaming THIS IS FOR JESUS and attacking random people...

I'm not sure wether any said "THIS IS FOR JESUS" but does anyone remember the dark ages? How about the Holy Crusades? There was a lot of blood shed, pain and suffering during those times; All in the name of Christianity if I remember correctly?

I'm sorry wether that offended anyone, but I really feel that this point needs to be emphasised. "ISIS/ISIL" and Terrorism in general is not on Islam as a religion. It is just unfortunate that religion in general is a tool used for easy recruiting and indoctrination. Over the History of this planet this can be seen time and time again, to achieve underlying desires (Power, Land, Resources).

Some food for thought, that unfortunately I see very few touch on....

Topic Liz: A quick hello from the Scarlet Seductress
Posted 07 May 2016 09:56

I remember when you first came to lush liz. Instantly I was amazed by your writing, and have enjoyed almost every piece that has come since. Especially the poetry! And if you and sprite teamed up, it would be intrestign to see what cam of off it. Most definitely a force to be reckoned with

Topic Hardcore/Anal (Male Perspective)
Posted 28 Feb 2016 08:14

Oh and for those curious. The sub-genre of the "hardcore" most like will be rough sex, name calling, anal and perhaps chocking


Shamelessly plugging I'll admit, but help I need~

Topic Hardcore/Anal (Male Perspective)
Posted 28 Feb 2016 07:47

To whom this may concern, :p

I am currently writing (or at least attempting to write) a piece that involves a hardcore/ anal scene. But here is the thing about it. For one; I am not male haha. For two; my writing style tends to be romantic, sweet and soft, even when writing my "sex scenes" and this piece requires quite the opposite. So here's my shout out into the void. Anyone who either a) is willing to help me write such a scene, or b) is an avid reader of this genre and can comment on which words/ phrases really work, please drop me a p.m or comment below for further details etc. But of course, only if you are interested.

Much appreciated,

Violet ovoxoxoxoxo, mwah mwah mwah

Topic Is there another story category you'd like to have on Lush?
Posted 29 Jul 2015 22:10

I like medieval, a good idea, and perhaps seeing it would push other authors themselves to take the challenge.

Another suggestion for categories I wouldn't mind seeing is role play. I'm not sure if you guys would agree as it could just be a tag, but so could things like anal per e.g or most other categories. It does have a completely different set of characteristics, even more so than anal. To emphasise my point, you can't just decide upon role play mid sex unlike anal. (not saying anal should be a tag, I like it as a category, as I can filter it out on the most part)

A little bit away from categories, and more so to the formatting side of things, which has also been discussed within this forum. I think that love stories, being more so about love then sex (or so I would assume) should allow for no sex. We already have "love poems" and that doesn't require to have sex in it, so why should love stories? I emphasis this further if its a story of several parts. Not all parts need to have sex. Especially if you're trying to build up the connection, love between two characters. Why would you even read a love story in the first place if you only cared about the sex? Now I know that one may say, just refer it to "novels" if its going to be long winded, but theres plenty of other multi-part stories in all other categories that are not shafted off, and lets face it, novels is one of the least read categories, and thats not fair for those who care about votes etc etc.

Also, I think a tab for collaborated stories, or the ability to display a story on both peoples profile is fair. Or I'm not sure whats possible and whats not, but could it be published under both authors name? and allow both authors to get equal credit? (if both of them agree upon that being fair).

Finally, could we perhaps be able to organise the stories on our profile better, as a reader (more so than a writer) it gets annoying trying to find a next part, or the part I was up to when its categorised in a completely different genre. On top of this I'm sure others would like to be able to organise their "series" or "charactors" per e.g sprites "blondie" tales.

Not having a go or anything, I've been a member of lush for a long time, and I'd like to see it as good as it could possibly be (and those suggestions in my mind are so) for the authors, cause you all deserve it, lush has the highest quality I've ever found and little nuances in formatting or categorising shouldn't get in the way off that.

Anyways, those are just my suggestions and all I ask for confederation, and if you agree than great, and if not, could I bother you all, to get an answer as to why?

Thanks in advanced.

Topic Name a theme song for the avatar above yours.
Posted 19 Jul 2015 10:17

a thousand years-christina peri (twilight saga theme song)

Topic What is your favourite item of clothing to wear? Any type of attire, but only one thing.
Posted 13 Jul 2015 06:07

Corsets probably are my favorite favorite to wear... though I love my accessaries.... ughhh... way too had.... but I'll settle with Corsets

Topic Post a random fact
Posted 20 Jun 2015 10:11

One person (J. Craig Venter ) beat essentially the "entire world" (band of the worlds best molecular biologists (broad term) ) at mapping the human genome. He essentially is the Henry Ford of Genome Mapping and has patented over tens of thousands of genomes, such as bacteria that produce octane (Fuel) and has even discovered that this idea of a "Evolutionary Tree" is wrong and there are in fact several but previously no-one (Us Humans) knew about them.

Fully credit to the guy I picked up tonight... to bad he aint as knowledgeable in the bedreem as he is a sciency frap ;p

Topic Narrator's Gender: Does it matter?
Posted 20 Jun 2015 09:43



i never said the gender had to be either male or female, only that there was one. and thanks for the compliment, i do appreciate it :)

I know, I know, I was just playing, was meant to be a little light hearted fun xD And you're very welcome!

Topic Things you don't understand even when they're explained to you.
Posted 18 Jun 2015 13:50

Why American Football is regarded as the epitome of masculinity (very generalised) within the American society, you wear like armour ffs, doesn't seem very masculine to me xD watch rugby (still deemed soft by many Aussies)or AFL (Australian Rules Football)

Topic What's making you happy right at this moment???
Posted 18 Jun 2015 13:20

Friday off
House of Balloons album (someone posted a pic with bloons, their fault I swear)
Lush

Topic Narrator's Gender: Does it matter?
Posted 18 Jun 2015 12:50

yes. it's important that the narrator has a gender. doesn't matter what it is, or if it's revealed, but they do need one.

But Sprite, what if the narrators a grain of sand blowing in the wind? or the silken blindfold covering her eyes, revealing what she/he can't see? (Would be hilarious if someone did that from a straight guys pov whilst being apart of a gay male scenario xD) Cheekiness aside, but along those realms, what of transgender? Or a girl who has very masculine traits/vice versa? I think "male" and "female" are a bit broad to be honest. Per e.g,. A very masculine female or very feminine male would probably be my least favourite by far......

As for my opinion of things, it matters not, the narrators perspective or the Author themselves gender. As previously mentioned, there are many good books from both genders perspective, and many more good books written in the pov opposite to that of the Author, Sprite has some very good stuff (a piece atleast) whereby one would never guess without knowing, dancing doll (I think its her piece) also does a good double ploy in one of her comp entries. Long winded ramble cut short, in my humble opinion, it's quality, along side, traits given to your narrator that matters, opposed to gender itself

Topic Your favorite tought tongue twister.....
Posted 18 Jun 2015 12:16

Alternating between "kush" and "pussy" is hard to do fast, it most defiantly will twist your tongue around however you interpret that ;p though I doubt it's at all official in any books xD

Topic People who use different/fake avatars?
Posted 13 Mar 2015 09:49

I personally don't mind.....the only thing is...if you are not who you claim to be admit it opposed to pretending to be someone you are not!!!

Topic Describe yourself in one word
Posted 09 Jan 2014 18:53

Hurt

Topic The person below me is...
Posted 09 Jan 2014 14:07

I will be haha

TPBM likes "Party Favors"

Topic The Rage Cage
Posted 09 Jan 2014 13:41

You know what fuck you. I opened up to you like well and truly and what did you do? You fucking threw it all back in my face. Was there even a shred of what you said to me was true? Actually I don't even want to know. Not that I could, cause onc I effing confronted you, you bitched out and left me. So here I am now fucking, really hurting, and you know what thanks to you, now I've dipped back to my old ways. And here I was thinking things were starting to get good and that 2014 would be different. I hope you never come back!!!!

Oh well not that any of that will make a difference once these pills kick in......

Topic The person below me is...
Posted 08 Jan 2014 22:38

Yes, I'm in dire need of hugs and cuddles :/
TPBM needs a root

Topic The person below me is...
Posted 08 Jan 2014 17:44

Nah
tpbm is a dog person

Topic The person below me is...
Posted 05 Jan 2014 09:54

Yes I am....or rather I will

TPBM has work on the morrow

Topic If you could write a note to your younger self, what would you say in ONLY two words?
Posted 05 Jan 2014 00:53

Leave ~insert name here whom I'm not willing to put~

Topic There is already a topic of phobias? If there is not, we should confess: WHAT'S YOUR PHOBIA?
Posted 01 Jan 2014 14:52

I have like a phobia of crabs....as in the ones on the beach ~shudders~ there disgusting!!!

Topic PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT! - A worthy cause.
Posted 22 Oct 2013 08:50

Signed and sent to some friends for hopefully more support

Topic Musicians amongst us, show yourselves!
Posted 18 Jun 2013 07:58

I picked up guitar lessons my final year of primary school. The lessons where school based and I'll admit I started out of pure selfishness ( I was excused from a much hated duty school, one I won't mention as I don't want to offend anyone) and not out of love of the instrument. However over the years i have come to love the instrument. I self taught my self after 2 years of lessons. Nowadays I still play from time to time and have attempted to song write too. I do fear though that I can't sing and my song writings barley addequite at best.

There also was a old grand piano forever present growing up. Mum always always had people coming in to tune it and fix it despite it never being used. Instead of an 'evil' tutor like some have mentioned I had an evil mother so to say who banned it from it ever being used. She however did play all the time apparently at some time. I only remember her touching it once when I was younger. The memory is clear I remember I woke to the music drifting through the house. When I found the source was her I was shocked and sat there listening for what felt like hours. When she finished I asked why she didnt play more and she said she just looked at me eyes glazdd over and walked away. As I said she never touched it again nor did I broach the he subject.