October 13th, 2014
October 12th, 2014
Resources: Writing Injuries and in Hospitals
So you want to write about an injured character, but it’s been years since you’ve been to the hospital, or you’ve simply never had this particular injury. It’s been said that writers should write what they know, but this advice is limiting and outdated. With a whole world of information out there, there’s no reason you shouldn’t write the character you want. So when writing an injured character, it’s important to know which injuries will lead you to which parts of the hospital, what a hospital is like, and what procedures, treatments, and recovery is like for each particular injury. Here are some sources I hope will help.
Remember that every injury is as unique as your character, but it’s important to know the facts; the more details you can give, the more the reader will understand what your character is going through. This is a great way to set the stakes, set up a plot, or set the scene.
October 7th, 2014
October 1st, 2014
hi! i rp as a canon character who's an ME, but the show he was in didn't really show much of what he does other than him finding evidence inside victims during autopsies, and then briefing the detectives on cause of death and other stuff he's found.. i can't really find any decent descriptions of the job role on google, so do you know of any good research on autopsy procedure and stuff?
September 27th, 2014
Rest stops on highways are liminal spaces where the veil is thin and nobody can tell me differently
The explanation is that liminal spaces are in between places that bridge Here with There, so in fairy tales we often have the Fairy…
September 27th, 2014
August 31st, 2014
Uhhhh elves are NORSE legends, as in WHITE. Sorry but you can't just go against the lore for your own SJW bullshit
Oh BOY I was prepared for this. Sit your ass down, buddy. It’s story time.
The myth of “elves” or elf-like creatures exists in cultures across the globe. For example, in Hindu mythology, later adapted to Buddhism, there are Gandharvas who sometimes correspond to European male elves and Asparas who sometimes correspond to female elves. On a more linguistic level, the origin of the word “elf” has been linked to the Indian myth of the Ribhus. Or maybe you’d like another example of elf-like mythology from another folklore.
The Emere of the Yoruba culture are a sort of super children, who can travel between the worlds at will, are beautiful and powerful – the Elves of West Africa.
Then there’s the Duende of Latin American folklore, the Japanese Mazoku sub-genre of mythology, the Chinese Flower-elves… the list goes on, really.
And even if that weren’t the case. The fantasy genre, particularly the high fantasy genre, does not keep to the Norse/Scandanavian folklore of elves at all.
Elves have become part of a wonderful new mythology that has been created. From J.R.R. Tolkien’s otherwordly high elves to the downtrodden elves of Dragon Age (the world in which I was basing my picture, by the way) people are beginning to create their own lore, their own stories.
And are you seriously trying to tell me that in new, fantastical and magical worlds that people have created there is no space for non-white elves?
If you truly are that close-minded, I actually pity you.
you tell em my friend
August 17th, 2014
Fire Signs : Se
Aries : ESFP/ESTP
LEO : ESFP/ENTJ
Saggittarius : Se & Ti ; ESTP/ISTP
EARTH SIGNS : Te, Si, Ni,
Taurus : High Si & Te ; ISTJ/ESTJ
Virgo : Ni - Te ; INTJ (maybe ISTJ too)
Capricorn : ENTJ / ESTJ (TE dom)
AIR SIGNS : A Combination of Fe, Ti, Ne /or Ni
Gemini : Ne & Ti ; ENTP
Libra : xxFJ (Fe dom/aux)
Aquarius : ENTP
WATER SIGNS : Fi, Se/Ne
Cancer : Fi and Se (i would say Fi and Si) ISFP
Scorpio ; High Ni (fixed focus) and Fi
Pisces : High Fi and Ne, low Te (INFP)
August 15th, 2014
August 12th, 2014
Periodically, I come across folks in writing and roleplay that have their character’s career set as a mortician. Without reading anything else in their bio, I already know they probably got a lot of what goes into the job wrong based on the word “mortician” alone. ‘But it’s just roleplay it’s meant to be fun, not serious.' You're also the same jerk that touts yourself to friends as a writer, so write RIGHT, god bammit.
"Morticians," as the outdated term is, are actually called funeral directors. If you didn’t know that, yet want to have a character that works in death care, then you need this guide.
My biggest beef is with people romanticizing this field of work as “deep or edgy.” If you think using a long vacuum needle to suck the remaining feces (that’s literal SHIT) and urine from a body through a hole in the abdomen is in any way “edgy,” you don’t need to be writing a funeral director.
In this guide I will be going over:
- Myths and facts about death care
- How to get into mortuary school in the US
- Tools of the trade
- Embalming (Some graphic preparation gifs included!)
- Prepping a body for viewing
- Occupational hazards and risks
- The office side of things
Trigger warnings include:
DEATH, GORE, BLOOD, VISUAL IMAGERY OF DEATH