No one screamed bloody murder when I mentioned a new posting format for the community in my last mod post, so I'm going to go ahead and do it. This is the tentative form:
Setting (time and place):
Search engine and keywords used:
blah blah blah question goes here
Any other relevant info?
All posts from now on will be required to use this form. I'll put it on the user info in a couple of days, after I see what concerns you guys might have. Once I put it on the user info I'll give everyone another couple of days to catch on before actually enforcing it.
The user info will have a note that fantasy/science fiction writers should give us an equivalent if one exists (such as "fantasy, based on medieval europe"). There will also be a note about context and other sources looked for/consulted often being relevant.
ETA: It's probably a good idea to glance over the comments before adding your own concerns, because they might have been brought up already. =)
ETA AGAIN: Brilliant move, yeah? I hope those of you who saw that post before I managed to delete it at least got a laugh out of it.
Would someone raised in a secular christain household (by the kind of people who celebrate Christmas and Easter, have read their children the nativity story etc., but don't go to church) know the Lord's Prayer at all?
At which point during a Catholic service is the Lord's Prayer usually said?
I have a character, a woman living as a man (but not FTM), who has been taking testosterone for almost a year. What kind of physical changes would she have by this time? Also, if she were forced to stop without warning, how long would it take for the effects of this to start showing, and what would they be?
I'm looking for information on how does a person that is wheel chair bound (paraplegic/quadruplegic) go through custom. I recently had to fly to Indiana, so I know how a regular person goes through custom with taking off of jackets, sweaters, shoes, jewelries, and things. I also visited sites for travelling policies. I couldn't find any informations on what is done when a severely handicapped person go through custom.
Setting (time and place): Character is in 2007, so reference can be to a film any time before that.
Search engine and keywords used: Google, and a whole string of combinations of movie titles, apocalypse, city, fire, furnace, destruction, iron, etc etc etc ad nauseum. >_<
Okay, so, I need a throwaway reference to an apocalyptic city of the cyberpunk/industrial hell sort of persuasion. Preferably a movie/TV show rather than anime or book.
I've a really strong image in my head of a scene where the camera pans down from a whole lot of dark grey iron towers, rough and spiky, and then down into darkness where the only light is glowing red from fires and embers in furnaces; there are no people, just machines. But I cannot for the LIFE of me work out if this is actually from a movie. Something like the pod scene from the Matrix might work, but it's not perfect, and I can't remmeber whether there's a better scene of the robots' city in one of the other two Matrix movies.
Any help would be very much appreciated!
Im just trying to find out whether an autopsy would always be performed on a suspicious death, despite family refusal.
Story is set in Miami, Florida, concerning a 27 year old man who dies of 'supernatural' causes in a police interrogation room. (obviously the police arent going to know that its a 'supernatural' death, to them it looks like he just shut his eyes and died)
His only living family member has power of attorney/will executor/etc and is refusing the autopsy. (mostly becuase he wants to resurrect the guy)
I can work with either. (though Id prefer no autopsy, mostly because i'd have to add an extra chapter of body snatching. XP)
/Edit/ - thank you so much for your information
I know that your eyes have to be kept moist with lacrimal fluid and that this is supplied through the tear ducts. But are they the only source of liquid? If the tearducts were damaged sufficiently, could a person's eyes dry up completely and go blind? How long would this take? What would it look like?
What are the general penalties for a Captain or officer or the like who has been found to be forging entries in thie a commercial ship's log?
Could be an important plot point - thanks!