I am writing a 52 part sort Adult comic strip where the main characters are a Doctor and a Nurse.
I'm after any ideas that people may have, such as takes on medical procedures that could be manipulated into adult content - or just silly situations that might come to mind. The naughtier, the better!
Please note that comments will contain adult material, so please don't read them if you are easily offended.
Okay, part of my NaNo takes place in Chicago, circa 1994.
What I'm looking for is a place for my two characters to stay that's either a crappy hotel, or just somewhere cheap (but still preferably crappy) to stay for a couple of nights until they get their bearings, and I have no idea where to even begin looking for that kind of detail elsewhere.
My story is set (well this bit at any rate) in Victorian England. 1871 to be precise. The mother dies in child birth. Now today you'd just run to the store and buy formula to feed the new born ... would I be right in assuming they'd use a wet nurse in the 19th Century? Or is there a better option?
ETA - Thanks guys. The family is pretty rich so a wet nurse is feasible but the formula might actually be better (since the need for a wet nurse is pretty sudden, the mother was planning on feeding the child herself, unfortunately she's going to die within a day or two of the birth).
Although my story is in English, I'd like to have an idea of how my Soviet characters would address each other for a few translations and to try to have an idea of what they'd sound like in their native language to make it sound more realistic in mine. Formal (vy) and informal (ty) distinction is not something I understand instinctively, so I want to check over a few specific situations. Skimming the old prison camp literature hasn't been too helpful, since I don't have a baseline to compare it to. I understand that the addresses are very subjective and depend a lot on the attitude of the person involved, but I'd like to know what would be expected, or at least most likely, in a few relationships:
1. Military officer to another branch officer of roughly equal rank, who have known each other for years on good terms (I'm thinking vy when they're on duty, ty when off?)
2. Military officer to a lower-ranking officer
3. Officer/guard to a prisoner
4. Prisoners to each other (mostly at a first meeting--would it be typical to use ty to differentiate us v. them with the officers' vy, and which would be more sinister/revealing: a criminal leader addressing you ty or vy? )
The setting is a Soviet prison in the mid-fifties; the population is made up of both common criminals and political prisoners.
Morbid question for the group,
I know that after death everything sort of...lets go...and the corpse pees/shits him/herself. Does anyone know long does it take before that happens? It seems like it might happen right away, but they don't tend to show that in film/tv. (I haven't ever watched someone die. Luckily.)
If it matters, my character has a heart attack brought on my stress. How long before he relieves himself?
Can you preserve dandelions with the fluff still on it? Like in a jar, or something? Or does the fluff fall off?
I have no idea how anyone would know this, haha, but it's worth a shot.
Hiya -- I've something going on in which a character's right Achille's tendon was sliced through with a knife. I need to know what the healing time would be for that particular injury and what it would entail, as well as what sort of long-term problems might occur -- anyone able to help, thank you so much!
Edited to add: For reference, this occurs in the current time. The tendon was sliced with a very sharp knife and not initially treated for about 30 minutes or thereabouts. Initial service would not include going to the hospital, but would include medical staff coming to do basic cleanup so he didn't die (the character is a hostage/prisoner at the moment). There's the assumption that within the week or so, he would be out of that situation and put in the situation to actually go to a hospital.