5 hours ago
#text #groans @ tomorrow ugh fuck

its such a lame feeling when u get all excited about an intense rp and then u go to do it but ur partner gives like -84 shits about it and just rushes through for the sake of saying they did it

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#text #like nothing rly happened right now ive just been thinking about this and its #so not fun omg
Writing Traumatic Injuries References



So, pretty frequently writers screw up when they write about injuries. People are clonked over the head, pass out for hours, and wake up with just a headache… Eragon breaks his wrist and it’s just fine within days… Wounds heal with nary a scar, ever…

I’m aiming to fix that.

Here are over 100 links covering just about every facet of traumatic injuries (physical, psychological, long-term), focusing mainly on burns, concussions, fractures, and lacerations. Now you can beat up your characters properly!

General resources


Mayo Clinic first aid

Mayo Clinic diseases

First Aid

PubMed: The source for biomedical literature

Diagrams: Veins (towards heart), arteries (away from heart) bones, nervous system, brain



General overview: Includes degrees

Burn severity: Including how to estimate body area affected

Burn treatment: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degrees

Smoke inhalation

Smoke inhalation treatment

Chemical burns

Hot tar burns



Incisions and Lacerations

Essentials of skin laceration repair (including stitching techniques)

When to stitch (Journal article—Doctors apparently usually go by experience on this)

More about when to stitch (Simple guide for moms)

Basic wound treatment

Incision vs. laceration: Most of the time (including in medical literature) they’re used synonymously, but eh.

Types of lacerations: Page has links to some particularly graphic images—beware!

How to stop bleeding: 1, 2, 3

Puncture wounds: Including a bit about what sort of wounds are most likely to become infected

More about puncture wounds

Wound assessment: A huge amount of information, including what the color of the flesh indicates, different kinds of things that ooze from a wound, and so much more.

Home treatment of gunshot wound, also basics
More about gunshot wounds, including medical procedures

Tourniquet use: Controversy around it, latest research

Location pain chart: Originally intended for tattoo pain, but pretty accurate for cuts

General note: Deeper=more serious. Elevate wounded limb so that gravity draws blood towards heart. Scalp wounds also bleed a lot but tend to be superficial. If it’s dirty, risk infection. If it hits the digestive system and you don’t die immediately, infection’ll probably kill you. Don’t forget the possibility of tetanus! If a wound is positioned such that movement would cause the wound to gape open (i.e. horizontally across the knee) it’s harder to keep it closed and may take longer for it to heal.


Broken bones

Types of fractures

Setting a broken bone when no doctor is available

Healing time of common fractures

Broken wrists

Broken ankles/feet

Fractured vertebrae: Neck (1, 2), back

Types of casts


Fracture complications

Broken noses

Broken digits: Fingers and toes

General notes: If it’s a compound fracture (bone poking through) good luck fixing it on your own. If the bone is in multiple pieces, surgery is necessary to fix it—probably can’t reduce (“set”) it from the outside. Older people heal more slowly. It’s possible for bones to “heal” crooked and cause long-term problems and joint pain. Consider damage to nearby nerves, muscle, and blood vessels.



General overview

Types of concussions 1, 2

Concussion complications

Mild Brain Injuries: The next step up from most severe type of concussion, Grade 3

Post-concussion syndrome

Second impact syndrome: When a second blow delivered before recovering from the initial concussion has catastrophic effects. Apparently rare.

Recovering from a concussion

Symptoms: Scroll about halfway down the page for the most severe symptoms


General notes: If you pass out, even for a few seconds, it’s serious. If you have multiple concussions over a lifetime, they will be progressively more serious. Symptoms can linger for a long time.

Character reaction:

Shock (general)

Physical shock: 1, 2

Fight-or-flight response: 1, 2

Long-term emotional trauma: 1 (Includes symptoms), 2

First aid for emotional trauma


Treatment (drugs)

WebMD painkiller guide


Treatment (herbs)

1, 2, 3, 4



Snake bites: No, you don’t suck the venom out or apply tourniquettes


Frostbite treatment

Severe frostbite treatment

When frostbite sets in: A handy chart for how long your characters have outside at various temperatures and wind speeds before they get frostbitten

First aid myths: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Includes the ones about buttering burns and putting snow on frostbite.

Poisons: Why inducing vomiting is a bad idea

Poisonous plants

Dislocations: Symptoms 1, 2; treatment. General notes: Repeated dislocations of same joint may lead to permanent tissue damage and may cause or be symptomatic of weakened ligaments. Docs recommend against trying to reduce (put back) dislocated joint on your own, though information about how to do it is easily found online.

Muscular strains

Joint sprain

Resuscitation after near-drowning: 1, 2

Current CPR practices: We don’t do mouth-to-mouth anymore.

The DSM IV, for all your mental illness needs.


Electrical shock

Human response to electrical shock: Includes handy-dandy voltage chart

Length of contact needed at different voltages to cause injury

Evaluation protocol for electric shock injury

Neurological complications

Electrical and lightning injury

Cardiac complications

Delayed effects and a good general summary

Acquired savant syndrome: Brain injuries (including a lightning strike) triggering development of amazing artistic and other abilities


Please don’t repost! You can find the original document (also created by me) here.

Not technically about Steve, but you know.

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#reblog #ref
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#reblog #emante #im

vestet side eyein me like a ho

7 hours ago  •  7
#apolloablaze #im laughing look at him #big gay ashamed eyes
What’s my reputation? What do you think when you see my URL?
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#reblog #breathes #i love these so much pls


osiroh makes love to his regret

which lana del rey song is that

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cercrp said:
Emante would be cinnamon red hots or fire balls. :D

yessss these are all perfect

8 hours ago
#emante #cercrp #ask
Anonymous said:
[offers Givana my fragile human neck]

yall thirtier than she is oms

8 hours ago
#Anonymous #ask
Anonymous said:
I know for a fact you bite. But I don't mind ;D you don't mind weird human blood tho do you?

Never tried it. We dÖn’t get mÄny Öf thÖse ÄrÖund here.

8 hours ago  •  1
#givana #Anonymous #ask
Anonymous said:
Does Givana have markings anywhere else on her body?


Önly if yÖu cÖunt the tempÖrÄry lÖve mÄrkings left B̤y my deÄrest mÄtesprit.

Öh… Änd Ä rÄther unfÖrtunÄte little scÄr Ön my chest, I suppÖse.

8 hours ago  •  1
#givana #Anonymous #ask
Anonymous said:
admire's givana from afar

ÖÖÖh, I dÖn’t B̤ite, dÄrling. ReÄlly~.

8 hours ago  •  1
#givana #B) #Anonymous #ask
powderedbuns said:
givana gets mint life savers and emante gets those weird gross orange candy peanuts




idfk what those are tho


also, these thiiiiiiings


#they’re yUCK #like him oh snap 

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Anonymous said:
which of your trolls has the best eyebrow game tho

9 hours ago
#givana #definitely givana #she has best everything game tbh #Anonymous #ask
voguetrolls said:
emante wouls be sour patch kids bc he acts all tough but is a babby on the inside


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#emanTE #FAV #voguetrolls #ask