December 25th, 2010

Nagi blankface

Fast, but not instant, methods of death

My character, a small but very powerful telekinetic, has another frozen in place standing up with his power and plans to kill her once a third arrives on the scene. To determine the speed of her death, I rolled a d10 where 1 was torturously slow and 10 was instantaneous and ended up with a 9, so I need to come up with something that isn't quite instant but still pretty fast. Let's say death in 3-5 minutes tops.

The setting is a stereotypical 1950s house and they're in the living room. His telekinesis is limited pretty much by what he can see and me playing him with a dislike of gory deaths; he'll go for a bloody method if he feels it makes sense, since the setting will revert to normal the next morning no matter what, but he'd rather not deal with the mess while it lasts. Anything he can see can be flung around for use as a weapon. He can break bones, yank limbs around, or cause pressure for crushing injuries. My first guess is crushing pressure to the throat for strangulation, but part of me thinks that's a little boring and obvious.

Haven't Googled because I honestly have no idea what I could search for to get an answer here.
Gordon Freeman

Recoil injury/breaking thick windows

Hello! I'm so glad I have found this comm! :D This is my first post here, so hopefully I'm doing things right.

Setting: Modern day France. It's a fanfic, and the fandom is Despicable Me, if that helps.

Googled:  For the first question: Recoil shoulder injury, recoil injury. I did find this:, but it seems to be more focused on getting bashed by the butt of a gun, which is not what I'm looking for.
For the second question, I'm not sure what to google!

Okay, question one: This girl has a grappling hook gun. Ideally, I would want it to be a small gun, but with enough recoil that she has to use two hands (To propel the grappling hook? Would this be possible?). She is hanging from some bars outside a window and is going to use the gun to break the window, but y'know, she has to hold onto the bars with one hand, so she only uses one hand to shoot the gun. My question is: What would this do to her arm/shoulder, if anything? Would it just hurt, or sprain, or (And I'm guessing this is highly unlikely) dislocate the shoulder?

And question two is pretty much directly related to the first: The window that the bars are protecting is, for all intents and purposes, 'bulletproof'. I know that this grappling hook gun is fictional, and thus this question is probably not really answerable, but is it possible that the grappling hook gun would be able to break the window?

I'm sorry if these are obvious. I don't know anything about guns.