June 21st, 2010

Sherlock is tired of your bullshit

Lost Boarding Pass

Setting: PHX, Phoenix
Time: Now...ish

Situation: Okay, so it's not really just as cut-and-dry as losing one's boarding pass. That's no fun and it's an easy fix. The full scope of the situation is this:

I've got a guy trying to get from Las Vegas to New York. Whilst still in Vegas, all flights wind up grounded for two days owing to a freak snowstorm that knocked out the entire valley (true story. It sucked). When he finally manages to get a flight out to New York two days later (on another airline), the plane has trouble and has to make an emergency stop in Phoenix.

Our weary traveller at this point suddenly finds that his bag has been stolen, and with it, his boarding pass. Would he be able to get his boarding pass back in this situation?

Tearms searched: lost boarding pass, grounded flight procedure, lost boarding pass grounded flights; checked community tags

who calls "all aboard" at a train station?

This is such a little thing, but I guess that's why this community is called little details. I don't know if it's the conductor who calls this out, or the station master, or if there's someone else, or if there's a standard at all, and obviously I don't want to sound stupid.

Setting: edwardian era.

Googled: combinations of "all aboard", train station, train departing, etc. All I got were ads for train vacations - "all aboard" seems to be a popular slogan.

Stagecoach travel in the Old West

Upon arrival at one's destination in a stagecoach, would the driver get down and open the door to let the passengers out? Or would that be the one "riding shotgun" - yes, I know that term was not contemporary. Who would get the luggage off the back: again, driver, shotgun, or the individual passengers?

Google and Wikipedia searches for stagecoach travel have answered a lot of my other questions but I couldn't find any mention of these little things of "who gets the bags"? ;)
What's a personal bubble? - BOYS

Effect of Anticonvulsant Medication On A Minor Who Doesn't Need It

Scenario: 1996, Midwest America. A thirteen-year-old boy is diagnosed with epilepsy and put on medicine to control his seizures. He doesn't actually have epilepsy, though, and the "seizures" are actually psychic visions that are presenting very similar to seizures.

Question: How would said boy be affected by taking anticonvulsant medication he doesn't need?

Googled: "Effects of anticonvulsants on someone who doesn't need them" and "off-label uses of anticonvulsants" (the last one was a stretch).

I don't have an exact medication picked out, or an exact type of epilepsy, so I can be as vague as I need to be. I need to know mostly if he will be acting lethargic, sleepy, hyper, itchy, depressed, etc.
  • Current Mood

Western Era Wallets

So, I'm working with the later period of the American West. I have a scene with a Pinkerton having his wallet stolen. So... just what did a wallet look like in the old west?

I've found enough evidence that wallets were plenty common at the time, but I can't find anything about what they were like, let alone an image of one. Sadly, trying to search online for the words "wallet" and "western" at the same time will not give you anything useful....

Killing Steroids?

 The story is about a girl who is taking steroids. Setting :Present day U.S.

I've narrowed my question, though google wasn't any help. Question: Is there a steroid that gives people urges to kill? 

I Googled 'steroids that give the urge to kill', it gave me things on suicide.