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  1. Story Wednesday July 18, 2018

    Bah, fine. Sarah could be the only one who is able to violate the laws of physics in ways she cannot do in the real world. Satisfied?
  2. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Oh, joy! Could be worse. My sister was on peritoneal dialysis for several months. If you put a bunch of specially-made fluid into a person's abdomen, then stuff diffuses across the membranes that line the inside of the abdomen, so that things which are higher concentration in the body than in the fluid will shift into the fluid, and vice versa. So, four times a day, she had to drain out the old fluid and put in a new bag's worth. Four times a day, every day. But, it meant she didn't have to go to a dialysis center three days a week and get hooked up to a machine for hours, and she didn't get the icky coming-down-with-the-flu feeling on Sunday night when she had to wait an extra day to clean out the built-up toxins. So, overall, peritoneal dialysis was far preferable to hemodialysis. Peritoneal is also cheaper, since once the catheter is installed into the abdomen, it mostly only costs the supplies. She was a poor student at the time, and when she told the insurance she was going to switch, they said, "Great, now you have to pay for your own supplies, that's policy!" So after some back and forth, she basically told them, "Fine, then I won't be able to switch, so you'll get to keep paying for hemodialysis three days a week instead!" Suddenly the insurance company decided they would pay for her supplies after all....
  3. This Day In History

    To be fair, Armstrong has always maintained that he said the "a" but it got lost in the static and transmission to Earth. I've heard stranger things happen with radio.
  4. NP Friday July 20, 2018

    I suspect Susan would approach the Ice Bucket Challenge the same way Sir Patrick Stewart did.
  5. Story Wednesday July 18, 2018

    As for muscle memory, there are studies that show that athletes who sit and visualize their actions over and over get at least a measurable chunk of the improvement that compatriots get rehearsing the same moves physically. It might not be *all* that they'd need to do, but it would help! Especially if Sarah is the only one who can alter the "reality" of the simulation, and everyone else has to obey the laws of physics....
  6. Story Wednesday July 18, 2018

    Yes, and I addressed that in the part of my post you didn't quote:
  7. Story Wednesday July 18, 2018

    Drowning, maybe not, but suffocation is definitely a problem with anything soft enough to sink into but not thick enough to swim in. That was actually one of the nastier, more embarassing ways for a GM to kill off a party of adventurers -- instead of spikes or water, have your trap door drop them into a giant vat of whipped cream! Snow generally doesn't get that deep in Chicagoland. Except where it's been piled up by plows, in which case it's a jumble of ice, broken-off cement or concrete, salt, sand, and compacted (and thus hardened) snow. Not something you want to fall onto. "Gehrman Labs" is the proper name of a business, a singular entity, so the proper construction is "Gehrman Labs is in Moperville." You might then follow by saying, "There are several Gehrman labs which are scattered throughout the suburbs," in which case "Gehrman" is a shortening of the proper name, and the lower-case "labs" is referring to multiple separate facilities, thus taking the plural form "are."
  8. Main Monday Jul 16, 2018

    Which brings us back to the question of where the heck Les Immortels were! We saw Pandora and Zeus at the mall, which is where the Aberrations were who were meant to be drawing away Elliot's protectors, but we never saw either of them there, even when Pandora's spell took effect. Wherever they were, they were forced to enter the mortal plane and cast the Aberration-killing spell. So where were they, and what was more important to them than six Aberrations? Could he? We don't know if he could die while in that plane of existence and in that incorporeal form. We also don't know that any Immortal would be so obliging as to kill him, either; most of them seem to be more interested in tormenting him. Finding someone willing to kill him would pose most of the same problems as finding someone willing to help him.
  9. Main Monday Jul 16, 2018

    It is quite possible to have an interesting story with fascinating, well-rounded characters without there being a "Bad Guy" at all.
  10. This Day In History

    Bulls and cows are great for indoor pranks, because they're fairly willing to go up stairs, but almost impossible to get to go down stairs. Especially in the days before elevators and ADA access, this meant you could lead a cow up to, say, the Dean's office, leave them fresh water and hay, and make good your escape, long before the Dean or their staff arrives in the morning....
  11. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Prof, you have my heartfelt sympathies. One of the manifestations of my sister's lupus was a vasculitis that caused the tip of her little toe to turn black and fall off. She said if you're going to lose a body part, a toe is probably the one she'd choose, but it's still pretty scary. Just know that it doesn't automatically mean you're going to get disassembled bit by bit -- I know that thought will have gone through your head, that this is just the start, but it is not a slippery slope you're sliding down. It's just a toe. These days, she jokes about, "This little piggy got beheaded...." :-)
  12. Favorite Quotes

    I don't think that's original to that poster, as I've been hearing it and others like it for decades now. :-) Dogs come when you call. Cats have answering machines and may get back to you later. To dogs, you're part of the family. To cats, you're part of the staff. Centuries ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.
  13. Main Friday Jul 13, 2018

    Hmm, I know I've been the main advocate of Pandora going to college with Sarah, but it occurs to me there is another option.... ...she could teach at Sarah's college. About magic. Hey, if it's going public, what school wouldn't jump at the chance to have a genuine Immortal teaching about this brand new, exciting field? Heck, Pandora can shape-shift, she could do both!
  14. Favorite Quotes

    "Because it's not a game, Kate. This is a scale model of war. Every war ever fought right there in front of you. Because it's always the same. When you fire that first shot, no matter how right you feel, you have no idea who's going to die. You don't know who's children are going to scream and burn. How many hearts will be broken! How many lives shattered! How much blood will spill until everybody does what they were always going to have to do from the very beginning -- sit down and talk! Listen to me, listen. I just -- I just want you to think. Do you know what thinking is? It's just a fancy word for changing your mind." -The Doctor, as played by Peter Capaldi
  15. NP Wednesday July 11, 2018

    Awww! I like that they're really friendly and only fight when they enjoy it, just like the Graces.