December 1st, 2013

what kind of car

I know nothing about cars except that gas goes in one end and water and oil go in the other, and you turn them on and they go [wry g].

But I have a character for whom just the right car would be a good characterization bit.

So, what kind of car would an up-and-coming young doctor just out of his residency who really likes cars drive? He's an urbanite in the Seattle area, going back to his hometown in Montana for a visit, and I'd sort of like the folks back home to want to tease him about it. I was thinking some kind of non-American sporty car, but I have no idea what one of those would be.

I wasn't sure how to search this, so I really haven't. I hope that's okay.

ETA: I should have said that I've been living in the Seattle area for twenty years myself, so I do know that part of the deal well (the green, the cost of living, etc.). I just don't pay a lot of attention to what people drive. And I don't know any young doctors personally, so I don't know anything about that end of the deal.

That said, I think I know what he drives now. Thanks!

MOD POST: Little_Details Posting Format

Good evening little_details!

It's been a long, long time since there was a reminder about the required posting format here. Posts don't have to all look the same, of course, but we do have moderated posting and each post needs to contain a few specific things in order to get through. It's always sad when, as a post-approving mod, I have to reject a really amazing question and then never see it resubmitted. Rejection notifications will always include which rule was broken and how to fix it, but how many of us even check the email addresses associated with our ljs anymore? So this post is in the hopes that we'll be able to approve even more great posts and provide more little_details in the future!

Before you submit, make sure your post has:

  • A subject line that describes your question. For example, if your question is about the effects of getting shot in the knee, then "getting shot in the knee" is an excellent subject line.

  • The setting of your story. When and where is it taking place? Even if you don't think it's relevant, it often turns out to be.

  • A summary of how you tried to research your question. "I checked Google and Wikipedia" isn't enough. What are some of the search terms you tried? What articles did you read? Leaving out this information is the number one reason for rejected posts! If you're having trouble coming up with fruitful search terms, no worries; just say so. Straight-up translation requests may also be exempt from this rule.

If your post was rejected and you're still wondering why, you can contact the mods by commenting on this post. Thanks for reading, now post away!
The Last Unicorn

Database of World Birds

Hi, just wanted to pass this along: The Internet Bird Collection is a site collecting photos, sound samples, and videos of birds all around the world. It is searchable by species as well as region. A majority of the pages will have videos and sound samples and I especially like that the sound samples will often distinguish what the bird is doing. This might be a good tool for ecological world-building or for people who like birds.

After my computer crashed, I lost this Great Argus video. I've been looking for an "Aegis Bird" forever, haha. Re-found it tonight and wanted to share.