August 28th, 2012

Hyde vamp

New Orleans parking

Specifically, what I'm curious about is parking for home owners in the Garden District, in New Orleans. I've never been to the city myself, and it's difficult to tell via pictures. Additionally, the internet isn't really giving me many helpful tips. I've tried searching "New Orleans Garden District home owner's parking" and other related searches, but it's leading me mostly to where tourists or people from nearby areas might park if they're coming into the city for the day. My best guess is that there might be street parking, like in Savannah (the only city I can even think of being close to New Orleans in terms of general atmosphere and architecture).

Anyway. I hope that someone can help me out on this! Thank you in advance!

How to say "I love you" in different Korean speech levels


I have a historical fic set in Korea. It's basically about the illicit love between a young prince and a rebel boy. Both are between 18-19 years old.

I would like to include a scene of them confessing their love to each other, basically blurting it out, and to emphasize their different positions in the society, I'd like to write the confessions in Korean. And this is where I hit a problem: I don't speak Korean, and I only know that there are different speech levels in Korean.

Therefore, I would need someone to tell me,

1. How the prince would tell the rebel boy, "I love you"

and

2. How the boy would reply to the prince.


So basically, how would a royal say these things to their subject, and vice versa.

The story is set in the Three Kingdoms era. As for their relationship, they treat each other as almost equals and act relaxed in each other's company. The rebel boy is a bit of a snarker, so his response might be a little sarcastic and he might like teasing the prince about his royal position, while the prince would definitely be serious about what he says.

I've tried reading the Wikipedia article on Korean speech levels, but since I don't know any Korean and the examples used didn't include the verb "to love", I am at a loss. I've also tried googling "Korean speech levels", but, once again, knowing about the endings doesn't help me since I don't know how to add them to the root word. Nor do I have any Korean speaking friends who could help. Also, I feel like this is a really culture-bound question, so only knowing the language but not the cultural dynamics might not help.

[qaf] cast - Scott's bday

Secondary cancer/osteosarcoma - symptoms & medication

This is my first time posting here... let's see how it goes...

Setting:
my character had been diagnosed and treated for testicular cancer at an earlier stage. He had the infected testical removed and has gone through radiation therapy. Now, ten/eleven years after that first infection, he has been diagnosed with an osteosarcoma which has already spread and he had now been given the diagnoses that the disease will be terminal.

My research so far:
I wanted to give the character secondary cancer. So I went to various cancer research sites to figure out which form of cancer would be a result for an earlier testicular cancer. Which where I came up with the osteosarcoma. Although the tumor to around the shoulder joint is very rare but fit better with the story. I've also learned that radiation treatment might be a cause of 2nd cancer, so that worked as well.
More radiation, followed by chemotherapy appeared to be the likely treatment, so I went with that.

Open questions:
- given that the treatment has been unsucessful and the character has been told the cancer will be terminal, what would the likely progression be like?
- what kind of symptoms would the character have?
- what kind of medication and for what?

This is "just" going to be for a fanfic so there probably won't be too much medical detail but I need the character to explain to his partner what is going on in his life. Does that make sense?