May 1st, 2011

Growing up in Enid, Oklahoma

I have a an important visiting character in a series, an FBI agent in her late twenties who grew up in or around Enid. She was born in 1983 to white parents, possibly farmers, I'd like her to be from the outskirts (possibly a farm) but to be educated in Enid. I've Googled and read up on the town and locations but I'm feeling that lack of local knowledge.

I don't want someone from the area reading the book and breaking their suspension because of something obvious so I'm looking for some specific answers...

Can she live just outside Enid and go to Enid High (and is it a good school)?
Where would your average Enid High student go to college after graduation?

Thanks in advance.

Ben

Poisoning pumas with methanol.

Steampunk/fantasy story. Dinner party going on.

My question concerns poisoning two big cats with methanol, but alas google does not have to seem much in the way of poisoning pumas. I've tried searching: methanol poisoning + animals, methanol poisoning time of death, how long does methanol take to work, poisoning big cats, and other similar searches. Not getting very far.

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Thanks heaps.

Specific order and naming of a French nun and relations with priests

I'm writing a story revolving a young French nun around the High Middle Ages, she goes from France to England somehow, and I'm unsure what specific order my protagonist should be in as well as how the naming went on back then for nuns. I'm also curious if  priests often interacted with nuns since I have storyline involving a priest with my protagonist.

I've tried Googling up "middle age nuns," "medieval nuns." and "nuns in the medieval ages" and have turned up with only short summaries and whatnot. I've used "how nuns are named" and such, but I can find hardly any info on how they're even named nowadays, much less back then.

Any articles/resources I can find, guys?