Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by mavjade, Aug 20, 2009.
Be good? Where's the fun in that?
Project: TOS-violating crack!fic is underway!
I see you guys at least didn't blow things up!
You should have posted before
@mavjade got back! Now it's too late!
Welcome back mavjade!!
I'm going on a cruise for most of next week and since the internet is $0.75/minute, I won't be on it at all! *tries to not start shaking just thinking about internet withdrawal*
So I'm going green tonight and I'll be back on Friday afternoon at the latest.
Though I'm on Carnival so if I don't show up by then, I may be stranded out at sea!
You guys have fun and try not to blow the place up!
*Hides the ACME boxes* WE'LL BE GOOD!!!
Bahahahaahahaha!!! When the Mod is gone the fanficers will play. I'm going to post a B-Mod, Gender Bender, MC, Xeno-OC angsty crackfic!
Have a good time. I hope you don't get stranded...and if you do...I really hope the toilets work!!! I am sure it will be fine. Have fun!
Looking forward to finding that fic there, J_L!
Have fun, mav! We won't let the place blow up!
Have fun mav! But all the ones who've ever been on cruises say Princess and Royal Caribbean are the best. So, I hope your trip is uneventful in the oops! department. Yeah, I'd be going through internet withdrawal too.
mav - hope you have fun! I actually didn't mind not having internet on my cruise back in January. It was nice and relaxing. Of course, that was the weekend they announced J.J. Abrams was directing Episode VII. Our blog staff was not very happy, and said Brian and I aren't allowed to go on vacation ever again, LOL.
Thanks all! I'm back, managed not to get stranded and actually didn't miss the internet too much!
Welcome back! Other than the not-getting-stranded part I hope the cruise went well! I tend to skip the internet when I travel, which is fine, except for all the piled up e-mail when I get back.
I'm going green tomorrow through the following Saturday (November 2nd - November 9th) as I'm going to Alabama for 'Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents' at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness. I'm super excited about it!
They say we'll have internet in our rooms, but I have no idea how true that is, or how much time I'll have, so I may be around a little bit or maybe not at all.
You guys try not to cause too much trouble for Bri!
Sounds totally exciting.
Sounds fun. Firefighters participating too?
@mavjade! Try not to overdo it with your training and mandatory carousing!
One of my coworkers is also a firefighter, but he can't go because he was on at the fire house. Other than him, I don't know. I don't think anyone from our HazMat team (that's who is sending us) is a firefighter other than my coworker, but I don't know how many people from other places are going to be there. It is open to firefighters, EMS and health care workers.
Hey guys, I'm back!
I had a blast and didn't want to come back home! The highlight of my time was when we went to COBRA training and did COBRA ALLY (Chemical, Ordinance, Biological and RAdiation training) and got exposed to live nerve agents. It was a little scary (especially after we talked about what they could do to people all week) but it was more fun/interesting than scary.
@earlybird-obi-wan - You asked about firefighters? Yes, there were a ton of them there, also a lot of retired military. The guys I hung out with the most were a part of a state's Search and Rescue team, most of which were firefighters. (They were there for another class which was almost all firefighters, police and paramedics.)
I apologize to anyone that got an auto response PM from me while I was gone. This system sends one to people when they PM a mod when that mod has been offline for more than 3 days, but it was sending them to PMs that were done and over with and I have no idea why.
Quick, hide the evidence!
Hmmmmmm, live nerve agents. I didn't do that on my trip (got back yesterday). I don't think I would do well with COBRA training. But what an interesting bit of background info for fanfics.
Welcome back. I am back for seven days now from Lanzarote. I had to do CPR on the beach there, assisting a beach guard. We had all the help in the world (a doctor and her husband and two ambulance crews coming on scene within minutes of her collapse) but she didn't make it.
@earlybird-obi-wan -- You'd think with all that super-quick on the spot help from those who know what they're doing would have had a happier outcome. I wikipediaed Lanzrote and it sounds a beautiful place.
TV makes doing CPR seem like it works all the time, in the real world less than 8% of people who recieve CPR outside of the hospital survive (and that's if someone saw it happening). With the AED's being so common now, that number is up from where it used to be, but again, TV gives a very false sense of when you can 'shock' someone.
The statistic of people who survive is slightly higher inside a hospital, but not by a huge margine.
I've done and been present for a lot of high quality CPR in my life, and while it's better than doing nothing because sometimes you can bring someone back, it just doesn't work all that often.
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