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Hi, I'm SeraphAngel! On this blog, which must not be named, you will find a number of things, a great deal of which (based on the frequency with which I use my tags) will probably be related to cute animals, Jensen Ackles, Matt Cohen, or the show Supernatural.

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morstanlies:

all i want to do is learn stuff and not have compulsory tests on it

like

i love learning new stuff

and reading new books

but when i stress myself out to the point where i’m crying because of exams

that kinda takes the fun out of it

do you feel me

Posted on September 21, 2014 @ 10:21 AM • Source
originally posted by morstanlies • reblogged from aimeeshyne
#so true

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  • me: i don't even care. i'm not going to talk about this anymore.
  • ...
  • me: and you know what else? [2000 word rant]
Posted on September 21, 2014 @ 10:16 AM • Source
originally posted by thusspakekate • reblogged from hulkbusta
#so true

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frlcker:

do u ever forget to sleep or eat or drink water or something and ur like “oh shit yeah I need that to live”

Posted on September 21, 2014 @ 10:00 AM • Source
originally posted by studip • reblogged from thefuuuucomics
#so true

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A summary of how people die (and don’t) in swordfights

nolacousland:

This is a really good article about how quickly people actually die from cuts and punctures inflicted by swords and knives.  However, it’s really really long and I figured that since I was summarizing for my own benefit I’d share it for anyone else who is writing fiction that involves hacking and slashing your villain(s) to death.  If you want the nitty gritty of the hows and whys of this, you can find it at the original source.

…even in the case of mortal wounds, pain may not reach levels of magnitude sufficient to incapacitate a determined swordsman.

Causes of death from stabs and cuts:

  • massive bleeding (exsanguination) - most common
  • air in the bloodstream (air embolism)
  • suffocation (asphyxia)
  • air in the chest cavity (pneumothorax)
  • infection
Stabbing vs cutting:
  • Stabbing someone actually takes very little force if you don’t hit bone or hard cartilage.
  • The most important factor in the ease of stabbing is the velocity of the blade at impact with the skin, followed by the sharpness of the blade.
  • Stabbing wounds tend to close after the weapon is withdrawn.
  • Stabbing wounds to muscles are not typically very damaging.  Damage increases with the width of the blade.
  • Cutting wounds are typically deepest at the site of initial impact and get shallower as force is transferred from the initial swing to pushing and pressing.
  • Cutting wounds have a huge number of factors that dictate how deep they are and how easily they damage someone: skill, radial velocity, mass of the blade, and the size of the initial impact.
  • Cutting wounds along the grain of musculature are not typically very damaging but cutting wounds across the grain can incapacitate.

Arteries vs veins:

  • Severed veins have almost zero blood pressure and sometimes even negative pressure.  They do not spurt but major veins can suck air in causing an air embolism.
  • Cutting or puncturing a vein is usually not fatal.
  • Severed arteries have high blood pressure.  The larger arteries do spurt and can often cause death due to exsanguination.

Body parts as targets:

  • Severing a jugular vein in the neck causes an air embolism and will make the victim collapse after one or two gasps for air.
  • Severing a carotid artery in the neck cuts off the blood supply to the brain but the victim may be conscious for up to thirty seconds.
  • Stabbing or cutting the neck also causes the victim to aspirate blood that causes asphyxiation and death.
  • Severing a major abdominal artery or vein would cause immediate collapse, but this takes a fairly heavy blade and a significant amount of effort because they are situated near the spine.
  • Abdominal wounds that only impact the organs can cause death but they do not immediately incapacitate.
  • Severing an artery in the interior of the upper arm causes exsanguination and death but does not immediately incapacitate.
  • Severing an artery in the palm side of the forearm causes exsanguination and death but does not immediately incapacitate.
  • Severing the femoral artery at a point just above and behind the knee is the best location.  Higher up the leg it is too well protected to easily hit.  This disables and will eventually kill the victim but does not immediately incapacitate.
  • Cutting across the muscles of the forearm can immediately end the opponent’s ability to hold their weapon.
  • Cutting across the palm side of the wrist causes immediate loss of ability to hold a weapon.
  • Stab wounds to the arm do not significantly impact the ability to wield a weapon or use it.
  • Cuts and stab wounds to the front and back of the legs generally do not do enough muscle damage to cause total loss of use of that leg.
  • Bone anywhere in the body can bend or otherwise disfigure a blade.
  • The brain can be stabbed fairly easily through the eyes, the temples, and the sinuses.  
  • Stabs to the brain are more often not incapacitating.

The lungs as targets:

  • Slicing into the lung stops that lung from functioning, but the other lung continues to function normally.  This also requires either luck to get between the ribs or a great deal of force to penetrate the ribs.
  • Stabbing the lung stops that lung from functioning, but the other lung continues to function normally.  It is significantly easier to stab between ribs than to slice.
  • It is possible to stab the victim from the side and pass through both lungs with an adequate length blade.  It is very unlikely that this will happen with a slicing hit.
  • “Death caused solely by pneumothorax is generally a slow process, occurring as much as several hours after the wound is inflicted.”
  • Lung punctures also typically involve the lung filling with blood, but this is a slow process.

The heart as a target:

I’m just going to quote this paragraph outright with a few omissions and formatting changes for clarity because it’s chock-full of good info:

…[stabbing] wounds to the heart the location, depth of penetration, blade width, and the presence or absence of cutting edges are important factors influencing a wounded duelist’s ability to continue a combat.

  • Large cuts that transect the heart may be expected to result in swift incapacitation…
  • stab wounds, similar to those that might be inflicted by a thrust with a sword with a narrow, pointed blade may leave a mortally wounded victim capable of surprisingly athletic endeavors. 
Essentially, the heart can temporarily seal itself well enough to keep pressure up for a little while if it’s a simple stab.  The arteries around the heart, while they are smaller and harder to hit, actually cause incapacitation much more quickly.
Posted on September 20, 2014 @ 3:02 PM • Source
originally posted by valerie1972 • reblogged from thewritershelpers
#useful #writing

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Posted on September 20, 2014 @ 3:01 PM • Source
originally posted by lawebloca • reblogged from marilyhearts
#cute #animals #baby #GIF

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foreveralone-lyguy:

I found a real angry bird today

image

Posted on September 19, 2014 @ 9:21 PM • Source
originally posted by foreveralone-lyguy • reblogged from marilyhearts
#OMG #LOL #animals

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milkasa:

some people make gifs so fast did u even watch the episode

Posted on September 19, 2014 @ 9:15 PM • Source
originally posted by ayatoh • reblogged from thefuuuucomics
#LOL #so true #fandom

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Posted on September 18, 2014 @ 1:25 AM • Source
originally posted by sarahseeandersen • reblogged from thewinterizzy
#so true #animals #LOL

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"Honesty in art inspires me and moves me."

Posted on September 15, 2014 @ 1:34 PM • Source
originally posted by kirasyukimura • reblogged from itsfuuh
#Crystal Reed

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dynastylnoire:

awwww-cute:

Puppy’s First Hike

I climbed this rock
This my rock

dynastylnoire:

awwww-cute:

Puppy’s First Hike

I climbed this rock

This my rock

Posted on September 14, 2014 @ 5:40 PM • Source
originally posted by awwww-cute • reblogged from derekstilinski
#cute #animals

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Posted on September 14, 2014 @ 2:20 PM
originally posted by mrgolightly • reblogged from mrgolightly
#Jessica Lange

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Demon Dean in the Season 10 promo (x)

Posted on September 13, 2014 @ 5:40 PM • Source
originally posted by supernaturaldaily • reblogged from clintfbartonn
#Jensen Ackles #Supernatural #Dean Winchester #GIF

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captainarlert:

I wanna write something so good people stay up till three in the morning writing theories and head canons about it.

Posted on September 13, 2014 @ 4:44 PM • Source
originally posted by captainarlert • reblogged from fiionagallaghers
#so true #fandom #writing

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  • me: feels lonely
  • me: isolates self
Posted on September 13, 2014 @ 11:50 AM
originally posted by queenofcookiemonsters-deactivat • reblogged from hulkbusta
#so true

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Misha lays down the motherfucking law. [x]

Posted on September 13, 2014 @ 11:49 AM • Source
originally posted by tinysteve • reblogged from misha-collins
#so true #Misha Collins #Supernatural #convention #GIF

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