20 minutes ago on September 23, 2014
victoriousvocabulary:

CORDOLIUM
[noun]
heartfelt grief; sorrow of the heart.
Etymology: from Latin cor, “heart” + dolor, “pain, sorrow”, dolere, “to ache”.
[Jean Osborne - Grief]

victoriousvocabulary:

CORDOLIUM

[noun]

heartfelt grief; sorrow of the heart.

Etymology: from Latin cor, “heart” + dolor, “pain, sorrow”, dolere, “to ache”.

[Jean Osborne - Grief]

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1 hour ago on September 23, 2014

jshillingford:

Loki is amused.

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3 hours ago on September 23, 2014
hiddlemanips:

More Loki angst in case you needed some feels. ;)
Photos: x x

hiddlemanips:

More Loki angst in case you needed some feels. ;)

Photos: x x

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4 hours ago on September 23, 2014

takemetothedungeons:

Imagined slight.

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6 hours ago on September 23, 2014
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7 hours ago on September 23, 2014

thorkizilla:

Thor: The Dark World (liveblog) [x]

In all fairness, you could maybe make a case that Loki may well have decided to help Thor because there wasn’t another way off of Svartalfheim without him.  Calling for Heimdall wasn’t an option, because Loki was not Asgard’s favorite, at least Thor would protect him.  (But it’s not actually true, because they still had that Asgardian skiff, we see that Loki got off the Realm and back to Asgard just fine.)

But he could have gone back for the skiff (there was no reason it wasn’t working, right?  I assume Thor and Jane probably originally would have used it but they had to take shelter from the storm, then they realized the barriers were thin between the worlds there or, if worse came to worst, they could have called for Heimdall) and followed the pathways back out of there, Loki could have fucked off to anywhere he liked, so.

YOU WILL NOT TAKE THIS AWAY FROM ME, that Loki is not a good person, he doesn’t do good things just for the sake of doing good things. But there are a handful of people he cares about, that he does want to be emotionally invested in him, to still care about him, even as he fucks a lot of that up or pushes them away.  And Thor is absolutely one of those people, Loki LOVES Thor, even if it’s mixed in with a lot of confused shit. He spends every scene between them constantly trying to draw some sort of reaction out of Thor, to get him invested in Loki again!  He’s constantly jealous and obnoxious when Thor’s paying attention to someone else!  He could have fucked off here and left, but instead he goes to help Thor in that fight.

You can argue that Loki was setting up a plot to make it seem like Kurse was going to kill him, so he could pretend to be dead so Asgard wouldn’t go looking for him, but the scene wasn’t shot with that in mind and I don’t buy that theory.  I think this was entirely genuine on Loki’s part, because he will always love Thor (just as Thor will always love Loki, that we see both those things here), no matter that he’s pretty fucked up and confused and angry right now.

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9 hours ago on September 23, 2014
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10 hours ago on September 23, 2014

You’re a monster.

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12 hours ago on September 23, 2014
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16 hours ago on September 23, 2014
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19 hours ago on September 22, 2014

eriklehnshcer:

See you in Hell... Monster!
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21 hours ago on September 22, 2014
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21 hours ago on September 22, 2014

Stab Stab Stabby Stab 

fleeing-the-horde:

You may not be able to tell, but this particular piece is on writing stab wounds.

Stabbing is penetration with a sharp or pointed object, like a knife. It differs from slashing by the way that it goes in, not across.

Human beings, believe it or not, generally try to avoid being stabbed. This means that we have certain instincts to try to stop the stabbing itself, which involve putting our hands and arms in the way. 

But if you read about a stabbing, most people tend to die. On the other end of the spectrum, they jump up, grimace, and go, “I’ll be okay. I’ll get the bastard back.” And then pull the knife out and go for broke.

So here’s some advice on how to write a realistic stabbing.

Depth

In general, the deeper the wound, the bigger the mess. Deep wounds can lead to internal injuries and bleeding, and they are, of course, closer to the bones and organs. Which is a bad thing. Organs and sharp objects tend to not mix so well.

Blood

If you hit the aorta, you’re dead. If you hit a femoral artery - that’s the thigh, people - or renal artery - that’s your kidney area, people - then you can lose a fatal amount of blood in 2 - 3 minutes. Internal injuries to organs lead to bleeding, infections, and/or slow death. Bleeding from the spleen or liver causes death within around 20 minutes, 

Death

Death from a stabbing tends to occur due to these things:

- Shock
- Severe blood loss
- Infection
- Loss of function of an internal organ, such as the heart or lungs.

Fun Facts

Being stabbed in the belly is not a fun way to die. There’s a lot of important equipment in this area, folks. Kidneys, stomach, liver, intestines. Stomach wounds tend to bleed internally, not ‘spurt’ blood, and if you hit an organ or something, bile, stomach acid, urine and other fun stuff can leak into your bloodstream and give you blood poisoning, so you could die very, very slowly.

However, if you wanted a spurting wound, you would need to hit somewhere with an artery. Blood doesn’t just fly out of your body, people, it needs to be pumped.

Coughing up blood after a stabbing? Maybe. This would mean that there is blood either in your lungs or stomach. Maybe you got stabbed there, but if you haven’t been, you’re not likely to be coughing up blood.

Oh God, The Pain!

Actually, no. A lot of people who are stabbed don’t actually feel that they’ve been stabbed. This is due to adrenaline, excitement and trauma. Alternatively, they might feel something, but not like they’ve been stabbed. I mean, they’ll feel it later, but at the time it might completely slip their notice. If you’re in enough shock, you don’t feel pain. This can be a good thing, or, alternatively, a very bad thing if you happen to be bleeding to death without noticing.

Here’s a photo of a Russian woman who got mugged by a bag-snatcher. Oh, he also stabbed her in the back of the neck with a six inch knife. I don’t find it graphic, but warning, I guess.

image

She was fine.

So, in conclusion, if you’re going to write a stabbing, not everyone dies. Treatment varies on the wound itself, and so does the reaction. Stabbed in the shoulder? You could be fine. Stabbed in the neck? Probably not. Do your research, learn what the knife will hit, and don’t practice your stabbing on random bystanders as research for your book. Stabbing people is still illegal. I checked.

Stay tuned for when I probably right a following piece on gunshot wounds. It’ll probably be called Bang Bang Bangy Bang or something.

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