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maxkirin:

So, let me guess— you just started a new book, right? And you’re stumped. You have no idea how much an AK47 goes for nowadays. I get ya, cousin. Tough world we live in. A writer’s gotta know, but them NSA hounds are after ya 24/7. I know, cousin, I know. If there was only a way to find out all of this rather edgy information without getting yourself in trouble…

You’re in luck, cousin. I have just the thing for ya.

It’s called Havocscope. It’s got information and prices for all sorts of edgy information. Ever wondered how much cocaine costs by the gram, or how much a kidney sells for, or (worst of all) how much it costs to hire an assassin?

I got your back, cousin. Just head over to Havocscope.

((PS: In case you’re wondering, Havocscope is a database full of information regarding the criminal underworld. The information you will find there has been taken from newspapers and police reports. It’s perfectly legal, no need to worry about the NSA hounds, cousin ;p))

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"Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are."
— John Green (via psych-facts)

Effects from exposure to smoke from fires

centen:

Did some research for a book today, thought it might be useful to other people.

Dust masks are unable to reduce these effects, as those masks’ purpose is to reduce large particles (sawdust), not the fine particles fire will release into the air. These fine particles are often not visible to the naked eye, so even a room that looks like it hasn’t been affected yet can still cause these side effects.

Short-term, relatively immediate, (mostly) temporary effects:

Your character’s likelihood of experiencing such effects will be increased if they have an existing heart condition, have asthma, are elderly, and/or are a child.

  • Scratchy, itchy throat
  • Stinging, watery eyes
  • Running nose
  • Can aggravate existing heart or asthma condition; with high levels or a long exposure time, even people with no preexisting conditions can experience these side effects
    • Chest pains
    • Heart palpitations
    • Wheezing
    • Shortness of breath
    • Trouble breathing as deeply as normal
    • Coughing up phlegm
  • Smell may be nauseating
  • Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Reduces alertness
  • Confusion
  • Sleepiness
  • Makes physical activity difficult, which can lead to incapacitation, or the inability to affect one’s own escape
  • If the smoke is hot, can burn face, throat, nose, and/or lungs
  • If unable to escape smoke due to obstacles or being impaired by other side effects, or inhale too much smoke, death

Long-term potential effects:

With the exception of bronchitis, these would require being exposed to smoke for an extended period of time, or repeated short-term exposures, such as a firefighter; a regular person who is caught in a fiery building once, for example, is likely not to experience these.

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Shortened lifespan
  • Cancer
  • Lung disease
  • Bronchitis

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Happy writing!


adventuresintimeandspace:

Here are some scientific facts about blood loss for all you psychopaths writers out there.


destroyingdanny:

hotboyproblems:

why does every tumblr

user think they can

write poems just by

using the space bar

and enter button

                            (J.P)

Because

poetry is about

writing what

you feel and putting emotions into

words.

It does not need to follow

a

b

a

b

or have x amount of syllables

It just has to express

how you feel.


amandaonwriting:

US vs UK English

amandaonwriting:

US vs UK English


rootbeerflotsam:

Well, this is the best damn thing.


theyuniversity:

(Source: imgur)

theyuniversity:

(Source: imgur)


groveatlanticinc:

incidentalcomics:

Understanding Poetry
Happy National Poetry Month! This comic was inspired by one of my favorite poems, "The New Poetry Handbook" by Mark Strand. This month on Incidental Comics, I’ll be exploring the world of poetry. A place, as Marianne Moore famously said, of  ”imaginary gardens with real toads in them.”

groveatlanticinc:

incidentalcomics:

Understanding Poetry

Happy National Poetry Month! This comic was inspired by one of my favorite poems, "The New Poetry Handbook" by Mark Strand. This month on Incidental Comics, I’ll be exploring the world of poetry. A place, as Marianne Moore famously said, of  ”imaginary gardens with real toads in them.”