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On Medical CareA friend of mine picked his dog up from the vet's office today after she had her teeth cleaned. The dog's teeth, not my friend's. He'd probably be rather shocked if he realized that his mom had been taking him to a veterinarian instead of a dentist, and that he was, in fact, a girl. But I digress. He said something about keeping a few of the vet's cards to give to people with bad breath, as it would be cheaper than going to a dentist.On Medical Care by readthewholelibrary
He'd get punched in the face. But then he could go to them for stitches! (Well, I think he should just go the DIY route and use a sewing kit and/or superglue.)
Would that work, though? I don't really see why not, besides the whole legality thing. If you trust a person to pretty much take your pet apart and then put it back together again, you'd damn well better trust them to put a few sutures in your own body.
The care might even be preferable. You wouldn't get in as much trouble if you tried to bite the nurse, and you might not even have to, since they p
A Guide to Writing Combat-Related Mental IllnessComing Back from Combat: A Writer’s Guide to Combat Related Psychological Illness in FictionA Guide to Writing Combat-Related Mental Illness by doughboycafe
The aim of this guide is simple: plenty of people want to write about war, to explore it, to understand it and understand soldiers they know who are in it or have come from it. But, often times putting the aftermath, the pain, and the psychological impact war has on the mind into words is difficult to do well.
This guide exists to help fiction writers accurately portray psychological disorders in their work, because the people who suffer from these disorders and their loved ones deserve honesty and do not deserve to be misrepresented. The guide is here to help writers understand how these disorders come about, how they are treated, and how to think critically about how they might impact the person who has them.
1. A disclaimer, and polemics.
2. Why are you writing a psychological illness into your story?
3. Terms you should be familiar with for this
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let Down Your Trust IssuesI. (Set the stage)Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let Down Your Trust Issues by WildWolfMoon94
"The color of my bra is called Flirt," the girl says, popping a bubble in Amelia's face and winking. The sickly sweet scent of chemicals and sugar mixes with the chemicals and the sugar of the bar, hags low and heavy about their faces. The girl slides closer, beaming, her eyelids low. She's wearing too much mascara. Amelia grips her drink tighter and pulls her elbows in collapsing, she fills less space than she did before. Volume stays the same, the number of atoms composing her stays constant, but she appears to be smaller. Could this be expressed mathematically, or with a computer simulation, she wonders, and sips at her drink. She says nothing.
"See here." The girl tugs down her shirt sleeve and shows Amelia the thin bra strap pressing into the moon pale skin of her shoulder. The orange lighting makes her seem healthier than she is. "Flirt." She wiggles her eyebrows in a way that would be suggestive, if her makeup wasn't so dark that it made her look