February 25th, 2015


WW2 medical discharge for British soldier?

I need my British 20-something character to have been honorably discharged from the army due to combat injury in the early 1940s, but I also need him to be mostly physically capable after he heals (so, no amputated limbs).

I've found a very useful post about this for the Peninsular War, but in addition to the info there, what about burns? Would bad burns be enough to get my boy discharged?

Additionally, what are the chances that he'd be taken back if he tried to re-enlist once he thinks he's fully recovered?

I've googled "blighty wounds," but mostly found info about people blowing their own fingers off in order to get sent home on purpose during WWI and very little in WWII.
badass dave

Literally capturing ghosts on film - urban legend or fictional?

I first noticed this idea of using a camera to kill/hurt/capture a ghost in the Japanese video game Fatal Frame. (By taking their picture.) Then it came up again in the Indonesian game DreadOut. This got me wondering if there is real folklore or urban legends in Asia about being able to capture/hurt ghosts by taking their picture, or if it's fictional and one game copied another. After my search, I'm leaning toward it being fictional, but as I've found out from other questions I've asked here, this comm is a great resource for info I was unable to find myself. I suppose the idea could be inspired by the folklore of "stealing someone's soul" by taking their picture, but that's not entirely the same idea. Got any info for me?

Searches: "asia urban legend ghost capture camera" and other combinations of the same basic phrase (including changing "Asia" to "Japan")