Maybe a model, who is constantly imagined to be this glamorous and beautiful person, would be able to relate to Margo. Because Photoshop is a thing my dears and I doubt Cara wakes up in the morning looking like the girl on the magazine covers.
“And he kissed her. Slow, hot and oh so heavy. It wasn’t a kiss of love or romance. It wasn’t probing or questioning. It was simple; conquer. He kissed her like it was all he wanted. He kissed her like it was all that she needed and in that moment it was.”—Arielle Hudson, The Cherry On Top (via ariellewritesstuff)
i’m waiting for someone to write epic meta on why the reason bucky is so popular with female fans is bc his storyline being about being stripped of agency and personal autonomy resonates particularly with female experiences
“I’m not fascinated by people who smile all the time. What I find interesting is the way people look when they are lost in thought, when their face becomes angry or serious, when they bite their lip, the way they glance, the way they look down when they walk, when they are alone and, when they smirk, the way they half smile, the way they try and hold back tears, the way when their face says they want to say something but can’t, the way they look at someone they want or love… I love the way people look when they do these things. It’s… beautiful.”—Clemence Poesy (via vsace)
“And isn’t there something obscure in you? There’s something that doesn’t vibrate in you: It may be purposely—you dont let it: but I see it with other people, as well as with me: something reserved, muted—God knows what. It’s in your writing too, by the bye. The thing I call central transparency—sometimes fails you there too.”—Virginia Woolf, from a letter to Vita Sackville-West (via violentwavesofemotion)
n. the tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it—whether through envy or pity or simple foreignness—which allows it to drift away from the rest of your life story, until the memory itself feels out of place, almost mythical, wandering restlessly in the fog, no longer even looking for a place to land.
My novel's world takes place after the apocalypse, and resources are beginning to get scarce. I was wondering (with little medicine ) what the effects of losing an ear would be? It gets sliced clean off by a knife, and he goes about a day without treating it. When he finally finds help, what can they do without a fully-staffed hospital?
Ouch. Let me see if I can help.
Initial blood loss, shock, and dressing the wound will be your biggest issues before medical attention. I think if your characters have access at least to clean cloth(e)s to apply pressure (to stop the bleeding) and to dress the wound with, he could be all right on that front. If they want to reattach the ear, that may be a bit tougher: they need a way to take it with them, keep it clean, and make sure it doesn’t “die” before they can get medical attention: do they have a way to keep it cool without actually packing it in ice?
According to this article, the world may sound a bit quieter to your character with an ear missing. If the wound scabs or scars over, his hearing will go down even more. He may also have trouble telling where sounds are coming from on that side of his body, since the ear is no longer there to help him discern the directions of sound.
I’m not sure if your characters mean to try reattaching the ear without medical expertise or assistance, or if they just want to help him recover from its loss. Depending on how clean the slice is and who is around to help, reattachment may be possible if there’s someone in the hospital or in the group who can perform microsurgery. Are there any staff members in the hospital, or is the place completely empty and open to them?
I have absolutely no medical experience whatsoever and have no idea what a severed ear is going to look like as far as how much blood loss to expect, what the odds of complications are (or what kinds of complications to expect) if you wait that long for treatment, or anything on that front. Followers: any further advice?