Protagonist involuntarily gets mystical tattoo. Said tattoo is an ouroborus (snake swallowing its own tail) twisted in the middle so as to form a lemniscate (infinity symbol, sideways eight).
The question is: is there a name for this combined symbol or is it still just called a lemniscate?
I searched through the previous posts, but I couldn't find something that went along with what I had in mind.
I am working on a story, where the two main characters are homosexual men. They were raised Catholic, though neither of them really attend worship anymore. They recently adopted a little girl.
Both men want their little girl to have a Baptism in the Catholic church (as that is how they were raised.) Would a priest actually preform the baptism since her parents are gay men?
This story is set a few years in the future in California.
Thanks so much for your help.
Thanks so much for the answers everyone! You've helped so much!
This is a question about historical Japanese culture, specifically the peasant class between the Heian and Edo periods. Assume a peasant family has a daughter that disappears mysteriously. After a while, they give birth to a second daughter. Would it be unthinkable for them to give the second daughter the same name as they'd given the first, in order to forget the existence of the first daughter? Is this within the bounds of realistic Japanese behavior in the peasant class in this period of history?
1991, a twelve year old has just moved up to the under fourteens. (There were U14s then?)
Is this the first time he gets to wear club colours?
He lives in Footscray and is a doggies supporter, he attends the local Vickick training for Footscray. So he'd be wearing red, blur and white. What's the youngest age he'd get to wear colours?
Also, was there any continuing resentment against Fitzroy for the failed merger bid?
How invested are the kids and parents going to be in U14 game against Fitzroy? (They would play Fitzroy, yes?)
I'm happy to work with current, rather than contemporary information. I'm also a Saints supporter, so any comments about the Bulldogs and their supporters would be welcome.
It's for a 500 word piece of House fanfic, but I've become obsessive about the historical details. (Like, if anyone wants to tell me the date and score for the game…)
And for my own curiosity, when did they become the Western Bulldogs?
Before we start, I have Google'd this issue thoroughly as well as checked Wikipedia.
I need help identifying a "practice" from the 50's regarding pregnant actresses, which my characters are discussing. Now, as I have understood, actresses were fired once they became pregnant and I believe Lucille Ball was the first to appear on a show pregnant.
"There were several challenges from CBS, insisting that a pregnant woman could not be shown on television, nor could the word "pregnant" be spoken on-air."
I have found this from her Wikipedia article and I'm wondering if this practice was in effect as soon as the television was invented or was it developed somewhere along the way? If Lucille Ball was the first to break this rule, were there others fired after her? Is there a name for this practice and what year was it last used?
Thank you very much for any help you can provide me!
When sprayed on someone's food, what can perfume do to the body other than taste nasty? When sprayed on raw food to be cooked, would it cook away (like other alcohol substances)?
My MC has just been shot by a pistol on about 10 m distance. After escaping the shooter, he's got no access to a hospital. The setting is modern time/a few years into the future.
1. Will it be enough just to clean the wound with brown alcohol/liquid coal to keep infections and gangrene away, or is it necessary to cut away the destroyed tissue?
2. The MC will be drugged on some kind of opioid (morphine, methadone, heroine or something like that). With a first-time user dose (he's never used an opioid before) but with "experience" from cocaine use, how much pain will he feel? Will it be necessary to restrain him while cleaning and suturing the leg or not?