December 29th, 2010

Corlionis: Leo

Diagnosis: not exactly conduct disorder; what could it be? + treatment

I have a character, born in 1986. When he's nine, his older sister catches him torturing a cat. Naturally, this greatly concerns his sister, and she approaches their father to get him into a program to treat his problems.

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Searched:
Raising a Psychopath (blog)
conduct disorder loyalty
conduct disorder love
sociopath love
mental illness cruelty
psychopath loyalty
psychopath love
Probably more along these lines.

More search terms are, of course, welcome.

Thank you for your help and time.
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  • ai_08

Russian pet name for someone named Alfred

Setting: Modern day, some undisclosed big city in the North-Eastern part of the US.

Googled: "Russian pet names for boys" "Russian terms of endearment" "Russian nick name Alfred" "Russian diminutive Alfred" "Russian equivalent of Alfred" "what is the Russian word for elf" etc

Question: I need a diminutive, or a nick name of sorts, in Russian, for a young man named Alfred. Unfortunately, Alfred is an English name meaning "elf council" so I've had very little luck in the Russian department. Ideally I would like a diminutive (like Vanya for Ivan, etc) or a nickname meaning "little elf" in Russian, or at the very least, endearing terms for young men/boys.

Thank you so much!
Dogpipe

Gastric Ulcer Surgery,Edited; and Revolution c. 1840


Hi, guys!  Again, thanks for all of the information you've given me.  THE STORY THAT WILL NOT DIE is now 125K words (yes, you read that right).

So here are my two questions, each under a cut.



Collapse )Here is the second question, which might not be answerable.


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Would a fire affect nuclear weapons?

I'm revising a story, and I previously had a character start a fire on a building to run the people out without knowing a bunch of important science and weapons technology was inside. During revision, I decided he's going to do it knowing full well that he's doing - now I'm trying to figure out if I should add nuclear weapons into the mix. It's obviously not going to be a huge plant, just some experimentation.

I can't find out fire's effect on nuclear weapons. Every time I try to google, I get "Effects of Nuclear Weapons" or something about resulting fireballs. If burning up nuclear weapons have a huge affect on the surrounding area, then I won't have them, but having the threat of nuclear weapons earlier on in the story does make the stakes a lot higher.

So, long story short (too late), how would a fire affect nuclear weapons? I read about some fires in Russia that got close to places that might have nuclear weapons, and they didn't talk about any horrible things that could happen, so I'm leaning towards it's okay, but what about radiation and stuff?

Setting: Alternate History on Earth, 2030. Small town in Montana that has been working with the government when it comes to weapons/science.

Previously searched:
On google: "fire's effect on nuclear weapons" "can a fire destroy nuclear weapons" "burning a nuclear weapon"
tags in little_details: weapons (misc), fires