How realistic is stopping a knife from killing you by grabbing the blade with your hands?
It’s realistic in the sense that it can and does happen. At the same time, it
probably won’t save your life. Knife wounds to the palms, (called, “defensive
wounds,”) are fairly common when someone has been attacked by a knife wielding
opponent. Usually, what happens is they’ll attempt to block the knife by
putting up their hands, palms out, and their palms and fingers will take the
initial assault. That I’m most familiar with the term from autopsies should say
a lot about how well this usually works out for the victim.
dealing with a situation, where someone’s trying to stab you and your only
option is to catch the blade with your hand, it is better than dying. However,
it is also a very temporary solution, and one you can’t repeat after using. It’s
also, probably, not your best option.
bleed, your body is trying to do two things; first clean the wound and expel
any foreign objects in it, then seal the wound over to allow the tissue to heal.
Fresh blood is aggravatingly slick. Once exposed to oxygen, blood becomes tacky
and coagulates over the course of a few minutes. (Specific clotting times vary
based on a number of factors. For example: if your character is an alcoholic,
their blood’s ability to clot will be severely impaired.) It only remains tacky
for a few minutes, and will then harden into a solid mass, so the window here
is fairly narrow.
take a knife to the hand, you’re going to bleed all over your hand. That means
your hands will get slick, and have a harder time gripping the blade. This is
before you consider the part where your hand is actually getting cut to pieces.
Eventually the blood will clot (whether you survive long enough to see this or
not), at which point gripping the blade would become easier, but that’s not a
realistic consideration because the fight won’t last long enough to get there.
said before, your body functions on a kind of pulley system. Your muscles pull
on tendons which in turn tense against your skeleton, causing your limbs to
move. When you start cutting tendons, the pulley system starts to break down.
Some of the most delicate pieces of this system are in your hands and feet.
Start carving those apart, and your hand will
not work. This isn’t an, “oh, I can force my way through on sheer
willpower,” situation. The mechanical components critical to making your hands
work will be damaged or destroyed. The spirit may be willing, but the flesh has
been turned into butterflyed steak. Catching a knife with your hand will stop
that strike, but it means your hand will
not work again. Yes, if you survive, it can be repaired surgically, but
that’s not going to keep you alive.
better option, if you have sufficient manual dexterity to catch the blade is to
catch your opponent’s wrist instead. Again, this isn’t a great position to be
in, and wrist grabs are some of the weakest and riskiest holds, but it is far better than trying to grab their
knife. Your arm or hand might get nicked by the blade, but that is vastly
preferable to taking a direct blade to the hand. Going for the wrist is a
legitimate strategy and a part of some knife fighting doctrine. Granted, your
best option would be to maintain distance, and never let a knife wielder get
close enough to attack, but that’s not always a practical option.
“I… I think I’m in love with you, and I’m terrified.”
…Of all the things Adrien had expected when he’d asked his partner what was wrong, that hadn’t made it into the top fifty. It hadn’t even made it into the top hundred. Or the—
He swallowed. “W-what?”
Ladybug had her hands over her face, sprawled out on his bed where he’d put her in his attempts to play therapist for his stressed out friend. “I’m… I don’t… I love you.”
The leap Adrien’s heart gave rattled his teeth with the force of it.
She curled up on her side to face him, looking tiny and fragile and half-broken already, and said, in a funny, almost defeated tone, “I’m in love with you.”
Adrien didn’t realize he was reaching for her until her fist was fitting into the palm of his hand. One breath to steel himself, and…
“If… if it makes you feel any better, I’ve been in love with you… almost since I met you.”
She hiccuped a laugh and curled closer, opening her fist so she could twine her fingers with his.
There was a pause, and then: “What… what do I do with this?”
“With me or with you?”
“With me,” she whispered half to him and half to the night. “It’s… it’s so much. What do I do with all of this?”
“Well,” said Adrien, because his heart was in his mouth and he couldn’t feel his legs, but he still knew what it was like to be there, and knew how much he would have given for a confidant at the beginning of it all, “I mean, usually people do stuff like… date, or something. K-kiss and… spend time together.”
It took seven (loud, erratic) thumps of his heart for her to respond.
The dubiousness in her voice startled a laugh out of him, through the too-tight knot of emotion in his throat. “Not like I’d know or anything.”
“Hm,” said Ladybug, at a timbre that told him that if he could see her, she’d be bright red by now.
He grinned down at her through the dark and squeezed her fingers. “Wanna go on a date?”
He only counted six heartbeats this time, and then she shifted and there was something warm and damp pressing to his knuckles and— had she just kissed his hand?!
“Sounds like a plan, mon minou,” she murmured, low and sultry and rolling and mind-blowing and—
“Great,” said Adrien, very, very faintly, and sagged against his headboard, feeling smoke pour out of his ears.
…It was maybe occurring to him that, for all that he’d hoped and wished and prayed that Ladybug would one day return his feelings, he might not actually survive the reality of it.
Imagine... meeting your new neighbors.... 2 tall giant men.... one is wearing a bright pink tshirt..... they look very fond of each other.... they're in their late 20s and still live together..... you learn that this is their 3rd flat together..... what assumptions are you supposed to make beside Gay™..................
their landlords probably thought they secretly hated each other
Can anyone really be surprised by Jakes moral compass? Did no one watch "The 9-8"? Jake arrested his first partner and buddy. My man Jake is a great person.
see i think that line - and it was such a brilliant little line - was meant to make us as viewers recall early season 1 jake who was a terrible secondary and slept with the medical examiner and horded cases and just. generally operated in a pretty selfish way. jake as a whole has never been a Bad Character - but there has been a very naturally developed, clearly defined shift in the type of person he is. his biggest goal in the earliest episodes was always to seek personal glory (he wanted to be The Best, he wanted to be john mcclane, he wanted his die hard moment because he really truly believed that while the other detectives do work hard, they don’t work as hard as he does), but as the show progresses we get to watch him grow and mature and expand his horizons. we literally get to watch him fall in love with amy - we get to watch him grapple with that - we get to watch him change. not to say that amy is his only reason to be a more selfless person - quite the opposite, in fact. she sparked that change in him, she sparked that shift in perspective, she made him realize that he wants to be a better man.
not to be completely self-serving here but i just wrote a one-shot that sort of encapsulates how i feel about all of this. it’s not that jake wasn’t doing Good And Moral Things before; it’s that there was always a very clear motivation of self-service in all of those decisions. arresting stevie might be the exception to that (but really one could argue that that decision was made after the start of the shift), but all of his other big decisions lead to him screwing up and having to own up to his mistakes. time and time again people have pointed out that jake making big mistakes and actually owning up to them is one of the biggest draws to brooklyn nine nine.
the jake that makes big decisions now, however, is very clearly making them with others in mind. even in the last 5-6 episodes of this season alone, we see 3 really clear examples of jake making decisions solely for other people’s benefit: jake lets amy win their bet in the fugitive part 1 because her happiness is way more important to him than him staying in his apartment, he willingly gives up his “dream job” because he trusts rosa and his friendship with her is more important than free chicken tenders, and he sacrifices saving his precinct - which would allow him a thousand more cases with charles - in order to take a very dangerous man off the streets of brooklyn. that’s one of the most fascinating, compelling things about jake peralta - even now that he’s “gotten the girl” so to speak, he’s not reduced to only doing things for her like other shows have done to their leads. he’s still who he was at the very beginning down in his core, except now he has a very clear knowledge and understanding that his actions affect the people around him. not only that, but he genuinely cares!! about the people around him!! all the people around him!!
idk i’m going off the rails a little bit here but my point is, it’s not so much that he wasn’t doing moral things before - it’s that he’s become a more moral person in general
Can I ask why you ship kamisero? This is not to be mean, I just can't remember a lot of their interactions in the manga or anime and would love to be reminded of why they work well as a couple
!!!!! Ooookay this is kind of a weird question for me and I don’t really know how to properly answer because… uhm… they’re kind of always together?? Actually??? I mean they haven’t really been the protagonists in any arc so it’s mostly background stuff but when they appear they’re more often than not together - here, have some panels I’ve found skimming real fast through the parts I remembered them being there
(+Mina!!! squad moment heck yes!!)
(+Kiri!!! more squad moments!!!!!!!)
(real talk more often than not if Kami and Mineta are in the same place Sero is right there with them, I try to pretend that’s not true but alas)
(+Baku!!! Even more squad moments!!!! This one’s from an extra, I can’t find the translated version anymore - rip - but they’re trying to get Baku to play the thumb game I’m gonna cry this squad will kill me)
also on the cover of Vol 4 👌👌👌
The thing about me shipping them is that as I said I do prefer them as friends, which they are and it’s adorable, but I’m always up for entertaining the idea of good friends in romantic relationships so I’m 👍👍👍 about KamiSero too haha
what people are forgetting is that if anything, sana and even are gonna be the ones to get the most hurt here, since they're gonna be the ones that everyone is gonna point fingers at, and are gonna be talked about behind their backs, if stuff does come out in a really, really public way. they're gonna be the ones shamed, here, not isak. isak will be angry, and yeah, he every right to be, but to act like even and sana are doing this for shits and giggles? that is wrong. bc they're gonna be hurt.