I've asked for punning help on this comm before, and have not been disappointed - you guys are truly awesome word wranglers. :-) Sadly, I myself am still hopeless. Argh...
Since I don't want to spam the list with my punning needs, I'm hoping to find regular once-weekly pun consultants: kind punsters who'd be willing to let me send them five or six punless situations that desperately need to be brightened up with puns.
Are there any such punsters around? It'd be great if you could comment here or send me a private message! You'd earn my undying gratitude, and I'd also be very glad to bake you cookies. :-)
Place: Largely irrelevant. If at all possible, the books should be available in English.
Searched: 'Essential books for chefs', 'essential cookbooks' etc
Scenario: I have a murder victim.
They are a Srs Cook - possibly even a chef, and even if they're not professional they are a devout foodie - and when their apartment is being looked at I want this to be pretty clear. It occurred to me that one way to show this would be to list some of the books they keep in their kitchen...
What are some recognisable Foodie Bibles - cookbooks, naturally, but also things like dictionaries of ingredients/spices or histories of cooking - that my murder victim might have on standby?
For the record, they're pretty much an equal-opportunity eater. Not vegetarian, not interested in one particular region over another - chances are, they'd have French Foodie Bible right next to Chinese Foodie Bible.
I'm writing a story involving a convicted felon on work release, working with law enforcement as a CI. (Takes place in the US.) The way I handle certain aspects of the story may be affected by what access law enforcement (most specifically his handler) would potentially have to his medical information. If necessary I can have the CI give permission for the access at a certain point, but I'm wondering if the information might be given without his needing to grant the permission then and there.
I'm not talking access to the medical files, but more about medical personnel giving his handler (he's under quite close supervision) general information about injuries/illnesses. Is it likely his handler would be allowed access to that information, as it'll affect the CI's work with them? If not automatically, is it possible that something related could have been written into the terms of his release? (I understand that there are sometimes unusual conditions attached to parole, etc. and there are already some special conditions/terms connected with his release.)
I've searched a bunch of variations along the lines of "unusual conditions of parole" "work release law enforcement medical access" "who has access to prisoner medical information" and "law enforcement access to medical information", as well as trying to research generally parole terms and conditions, but I'm having trouble determining exactly what would be realistic here.
Any help would be very much appreciated!