So I’ve been thinking about this a lot and I’ve seen a couple people make estimates of anywhere from around a month to 5 months. As of chapter 17, I put my estimate around 9-15 weeks judging by the healing of Bum’s legs.
Just a warning, this is going to be a long post, and kinda technical (sorry). I’m referencing “Forensic Anthropology, Current Methods and Practice 2014″. All images are taken from Lezhin and are property of Koogi.
I had a lot of fun writing this, but it is more of a thought experiment than anything. I don’t know how much thought Koogi put into Bum’s healing time and this comic is a work of fiction. Still, if you want my thoughts continue reading :>
This is ended up being hella long so I’ll put it under the cut. Here are my thoughts:
So, one of my most recent posts described my favorite whump scenario - stab wound/gunshot wound to abdomen, or broken ribs, and the guy can’t get help so he has to keep going but he’s in too much pain and… I’m rambling. Long story short, I was asked a few times to do more of my favorite whump scenarios (which I will) but I was also asked to provide a few examples of episodes in which my favorite whump scenario happened. That’s what I’m doing right now!
On a side note: I want everyone to know that I am making a conscious effort to swear less. I apologize if my language offends you.
*Once Upon A Time: 2x12 (season 2 episode 12). Hook (who, may I add, is gorgeous) gets hit by a car. He breaks a few ribs and spends the entire episode (and a few thereafter) wincing and groaning and being beautifully whumpy; a shit load of breathlessness and pained grunting.
Also, I’m not entirely sure whether this counts or not (because we don’t know what the exact injuries are) but episodes 12 to 15 of season 5 (5x12 - 5x15) of OUAT are amazing. Hook gets the shit beat out of him, and there’s a lot more of that grunting and groaning that I love so much - with added limping, hunching, near-collapsing, and need for support when standing. He’s covered in blood and his arm is PERMANENTLY wrapped around his ribs. Fuck yeah!
*Frontier: 1x6 (season 1 episode 6). Harp gets tortured in the previous episode (as I have so often explained on my blog… I know, I know; I’ll give it a rest) and he gets stabbed in the stomach. He spends the whole of episode 6 hunching over, gasping, grunting, groaning, wincing and barely able to stand… all while being deathly pale and sweaty. Literally best whump ever.
Quanitco: season 1 episodes 7 and 8 (1x07 - 1x08). Ryan is shot in the stomach. Alex has to perform field surgery on him. He can’t stand straight and Alex has to help him walk. He’s in terrible condition the entire length of episode 8. His arm is wrapped around his stomach at all times. YAY!
*Homeland: season 5 episode 4 - 8 (5x04 - 5x08). Quinn gets shot in the stomach and he can’t go to a hospital, resulting in bleeding out, infection, trembling, collapsing, sweating, and all round whump. It’s amazing and can we congratulate Rupert Friend on his acting? Plus it lasts MORE than one episode, guys!
*Graceland: season 1 episode 10 (1x10). Mike warren gets stabbed in the stomach. He then checks himself out of hospital early, is forced to go undercover in prison, and is subsequently tackled to the ground. Queue a lot of hunching over and almost-collapsing. There’s this great scene where he trips in water and he has to grab a statue as he curls in on himself to prevent himself from collapsing.
AND in season 3 episodes 1 - 3 (3x01 - 3x03) Mike is shot in the stomach. He’s actually shot in the finale of season 2, he just spends the next few episodes being generally unable to move and being pushed to the ground. He groans A LOT and holds himself together (AGH) with his arm, as though if he lets go, he’ll fall apart - which he probably would.
*Taboo: season 1 episode 3 (1x03) Delaney is stabbed in the stomach. He cries out a lot, limps, and has to grab onto something as fast as he can to stop himself from collapsing OFTEN. Even though the whump lasts less than an episode, it’s well worth it; I promise. Plus, Tom Hardy…
*Bones: season 1 episode 15 (1x15). Booth is injured in an explosion. He breaks a few ribs and damages his shoulder. He does go to hospital but he checks out early to save Brennan. Eventually - as predicted - he collapses and he has to be taken back to hospital. Lovely. Fucking lovely.
Season 11 episode 1 (11x01). Booth is shot in the stomach. There are impromptu procedures performed, that kind of help him not to bleed out but don’t do much else. He can’t get up; he can’t stand straight; he can barely even breathe. It’s glorious and it fucked with my emotions.
*The Walking Dead: season 4 episodes 8 and 9 (4x08 - 4x09). Rick gets beat up in a fight. We never really find out what his injuries are, but I think he broke a couple ribs; he wheezes for ages afterwards, goes sort of comatose for a while, and struggles to keep going but perseveres because he needs to. It’s really really good whump; it usually is with Rick.
Season 2 episode 11 (2x11). Daryl accidentally gets impaled by one of his own arrows. He’s lost in the forest and has to get back home, but he’s in a lot of pain and he’s losing a lot of blood; long story short: delusions, passing out, crawling, and groaning make up a vast majority of this episode. We get a little bit of H/C in the episodes that follow, but not much.
*Twelve Monkeys: season 1 episode 1 (1x01). Cole gets shot. He basically bleeds out and spends a lot of the episode sweating. There’s a lovely collapse scene, too. The episode might not have the best whump out there, but it’s sufficient enough to satisfy your whump needs for a little while.
*Banshee: season 1 episode 3 (1x03). Lucas (or whoever the fuck you are, man without a name) gets into a fight with a professional mma fighter. He wins, but he gets the shit beat out of him. He spends the rest (like ten minutes…) of the episode bleeding, holding himself together - hence my conclusion that he broke a few ribs - and needing help to walk. There’s a lovely scene where he collapses that makes the lack of H/C almost seem alright.
Season 1 episode 10 and season 2 episode 1 (1x10 - 2x01). Lucas is tortured by his arch nemesis. The torture is slightly over the top, but it ends with Lucas getting stabbed. 10/10 for acting, Antony Starr. He spends the beginning of the next episode hallucinating, trying to work out but failing, and wincing and moaning. Worth it. Banshee is a relatively good show for whump in general; Lucas gets the shit end of the stick most times. However, continuity can be problematic.
*Ray Donovan: Season 1 episode 7 (1x07). Ray gets beat up and he breaks a rib or two. He’s quite a fucking stoic guy so he’s not obviously in pain, but there’s a lot of grunting and halting movements whenever he has to sit down or stand back up or turn or whatever. Plus the actual moment that his ribs break is pretty great.
Season 3 episode 12 (3x12): Ray gets shot in the stomach. I love this episode because at first you don’t even really take note of it (it’s definitely there), but once his hand comes away bloody you start to notice all of these grimaces and grunts. He has to change tops cause he’s bleeding a lot. Eventually, he collapses. Plus he cries which is amazing and heartbreaking all at once.
*Emerald City: season 1 episodes 1 and 2 (1x01 - 1x02). Lucas has been stabbed in the stomach. Initially he can’t walk without assistance and he groans a lot when Dorothy helps him off of the crucifix. It’s really … I have no words to describe it, actually. He limps when he tries to keep up with Dorothy. BUT his wound gets infected and he winds up collapsing many many times, barely able to breathe or keep his eyes open. Dorothy has to feed him, guys. DOROTHY HAS TO FEED HIM BECAUSE HES TOO WEAK.
*Z Nation: season 3 episode 5 (3x05). I haven’t watched this episode but I looked up the synopsis and watched a couple clips. Basically - from what I gather - 10k gets shot in the stomach; he has no choice but to carry on even though he’s in a lot of pain and getting weaker.
*Safe House: This is a movie starring Ryan Reynolds. Towards the end of the movie (last half hour/twenty minutes) Ryan’s character gets stabbed in the stomach. He goes red in the face from strain; he can’t breathe, nevermind stand or walk. So, he collapses and wakes up a while later. He basically falls off the bed and crawls to find a gun when he’s under threat, because he can’t stand. Really worth it.
*Firefly: season 1 episode 5 (1x05). Mal gets shot in the stomach. He’s alone and running out of oxygen. He has to fix the firefly’s engine and call back the others, all while bleeding out and losing strength. He has to hold onto the wall to keep himself upright, and eventually, he collapses. Plus, he has to inject himself with adrenaline to keep himself going. Fucking fantastic!
*True Detective: season 2 episode 3 (2x03). Ray is shot; he had a bulletproof vest on, but the impact broke his ribs. He spends the whole episode looking really pale, wincing a lot, sweating and groaning. The best part is when he tries to stand or sit. And then there’s this part at the end… I don’t even think I’m gonna tell you; just watch it… trust me. Besides, you can never go wrong with a little Colin Farrell.
*Sherlock: season 3 episode 3. Thank you, anon for this suggestion. I haven’t seen this episode, but it looks worth it based on the gif sets and summaries. Sherlock gets shot, and spends the episode in pain - weak and unsteady. Eventually, he’s hospitalized, but he sneaks out to be the hero, and - of course - he collapses again. Looks really good… I’m going to watch it.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Steve gets shot in the stomach, but I just didn’t feel like it was good enough. Yeah, he struggled through the pain before eventually passing out (which, I admit, was beautiful), but it didn’t last long enough. Whilst the quality was fantastic, the quantity just wasn’t up to scratch. Yes, I’m aware of the fact that he has regenerative powers faster than that of a normal human, and that’s the sad part for whumpers.
Outlander: season 1 episode 9 (1x09). Outlander is one of the best shows to watch if you’re looking for whump. Jamie is gorgeous and he’s extremely whumpable. In this episode, he gets stabbed (shallow wound) in the stomach. It doesn’t last nearly long enough, but it’s pretty decent quality. His wife has to stitch him up and she’s angry with him, which means a lot of tugging and grunting. Then he gets shat on by the clan leader, and he has to hold onto a table as he stands, his one arm wrapped around his stomach. Just not long enough!
As I think of more, I’ll add them! Hopefully I’ll make this list a little longer. There are a few more scenarios where the character gets shot or stabbed or gets broken ribs (like Hawaii Five-0 and Gothom) but I’m not adding them purely because I feel like the whump was seriously underplayed.
Prompt: “Do you regret getting involved with me?” Pairings: Mick/Reader, Ketch/Reader. Word Count: 378. Warnings: None. Notes: I decided to make this one for both the boys, and one that includes Dr Hess XD
if you're still doing them: Doctor/River for nsfw ask?
Yes! Absolutely! I’m always happy to headcanon my ships.
I’ve done this for 12/River, simply because 12 is the Doctor I think about the most. I’m happy to do it for other regenerations/River too.
Who is louder? River. Canon: “I’m quite the screamer. Now there’s a spoiler for you!” It still makes me laugh that she said that while her dad was right next to her.
Who is more experimental? Probably River. Does it count as experimenting if it’s something the Doctor did as 11? I can see 12 being open to trying a fair few new (for his body) things on Darillium.
Who takes more risks? The Doctor. He’s trying to keep up with her impress her. But he is an awkward penguin and should be protected from himself. There has been many a sex injury from 12 trying to act like he’s cool and young.
Do they fuck or make love? Both. With 12 and River, it started off as making love but then during their Darillium time, River was like “Alright enough of all this sappy stuff, I’m going to enjoy my sex holiday.” and then probably pressed him up against the nearest surface (which just happened to be one of the dining tables in the restaurant) and started tearing at his clothes. The waiters promptly evacuated the restaurant.
Lights on or off? She likes them on. He feels a little bit more comfortable with them off but will leave them on to indulge her.
Who is more likely to be caught masturbating? River (although whether she’s “caught” or “deliberately seen” is debatable).
Who is more likely to suggest a threesome? River. Frequently. Like they pass a person on the street “Ooh I wouldn’t mind him joining us” or they have a cute waitress “are you sure I can’t convince you to have a threesome, Doctor?”. He treats it all like she’s joking. She acts like it was, but she definitely meant it.
Has either stolen the other’s underwear? She’s getting dressed as the sun rises and ends their night on Darillium. But the problem is, she’s missing some clothing. He plays innocent. “Have you seen my underpants, dear?” “Oh no, I don’t know where they are. Have you tried under the bed? In the other room? On top of the ceiling fan? Out the window? Oh well, I guess they’re lost.” She heads to the Library sans underwear while a smug 12 pockets his souvenir (it’s keeping the angst at bay, for now). Oh if only his 10th regeneration knew.
Who comes first? River.
Who is better at oral and who prefers it? River for both.
Who is more submissive? Probably 12.
Who usually initiates things? At first, she does. He gets braver and starts to initiate things once this new body gets used to her again.
Who is more sensitive? Both in different ways. River’s whole body is like a switchboard of erogenous zones. But 12 is less used to being touched. Everything feels like more to him.
Who has the most patience? The Doctor.
Which kinks do they share? Do River’s boobs count as a kink? Then again, everyone has that kink.
This might be a silly question, but how did money of the personal variety work in the medieval world? In ASOIAF we follow all these rich aristocrats yet they very rarely seem to actually handle cash. For example, when Sansa arrives in KL she starts dressing in more courtly fashion, implying that she upgraded her wardrobe off page, but how would this work? Does she go to a seamstress, order whatever she wants and the Red Keep gets the bill?
Continued petty cash question: Would she need the approval of the head of the household for more expensive items - say major jewellery or someone like Jaime ordering a new armour? Or what if she wants to buy a lemon cake off a baker in the street? Would whoever is accompanying her just be expected to cover that? How about Margaery always handing out alms? Does she get an allowance?
Hi, these are great questions actually; finance is one of my favorite topics. I’m not a medievalist so I can’t really generalize about the real medieval world, but I can talk specifically about how money is handled in Westeros.
Short answer: Nobles carry money on them (either personally or on someone in their entourage) if they’re out and about, and they carry more money (in chests) if they’re traveling a great distance or moving their household. Incidental expenditures like roadside food, prostitutes, wagers, donations, and impulse items / trinkets are most likely paid out of pocket with the coin the lord is carrying. Stewards deal with purchasing the day-to-day items necessary for running a household (like food, lamp oil, candles, paper, etc). Most of what the nobility buys is going to be custom made items that will take days / weeks / months to make, and the tradesman is going to send a bill to the steward of the lord’s household. If a lord wants to purchase a horse or some other big, on-the-spot, cash-and-carry expenditure, it’s probably a planned expenditure and the lord will know ahead of time to put enough gold in his purse or have his entourage carry enough gold to cover it.
Long answer: We actually see many people, including wealthy nobles, handling money in the books. Adults in Westeros, both low and highborn, carry purses if they have coin. For example, Tyrion tells his gaoler Mord in AGOT: “They relieved me of my purse when they captured me, but the gold is still mine.” Tyrion’s purse is a leather pouch with a drawstring, worn on his belt, carrying more gold and silver than one of the smallfolk “could hope to earn in a lifetime”. According to Duncan the Tall, a commoner could live well for a year on “three gold pieces and the rest in silver” (THK). If we assume that the average adult male in Westeros earns a total of three gold dragons per year, and that his working lifetime is approximately 35 years**, that would mean Tyrion was probably carrying around 100 gold dragons, plus some silver. Here is a visual of what 100 gold coins might look like. That amount wouldn’t be too much for Tyrion to carry on his person, but it would be enough that Mord had “golden dragons spilling out of both hands” when Tyrion gave him the purse (but kept the silver). A purse of 100 gold dragons would probably weigh somewhere between .75 pounds and 1.75 pounds, so it could very easily be attached to Tyrion’s belt.
Statistically speaking, you are more likely to be die due to lightning (24,000 people/year), a hippo (2900 people), a horse (20), a cow (22), a falling coconut (150), a malaria-carrying mosquito (800,000), football injuries (12), champagne corks (24), tripping and falling (6000), choking on your own food (2000), ants (50), falling icicles (150), falling out of bed (450), playground equipment (20), or falling down a staircase (1600), than due to a shark (less than 3 deaths per year). Couldn’t find a consensus on the possibility of being killed by a vending machine, but it’s at least that high.
The Exorcist (1973) is still known today as one of the scariest films of all time. The film affected audiences so strongly that many theaters actually hired paramedics to treat people who fainted or went into hysterics. Others came equipped with “Exorcist barf bags.” Aside from the film itself being terrifying, many mysterious circumstances surround the making of this film.
The film was based on a novel by William Peter Blatty. His novel was based on actual events involving the reported possession of a young boy.
During the filming/editing and shortly after it’s release, a total of 9 deaths & 12 injuries, and 2 fires occurred.
Ellen Burstyn, who played the role of Regan’s mother, suffered a permanent spinal injury during filming. In the scene where she is thrown away from Regan’s bed, the harness being used jerked her away quickly and when she landed on her coccyx. The scream we hear following her fall was a real scream produced by the agonizing pain she experienced.
Actor Jack MacGowran died of a heart attack shortly after his character died in the film.
The set of the MacNeil house mysteriously caught fire one weekend when nobody was around. The only room spared was Regan’s bedroom. The cause of the fire still remains unknown.
Following the fire, director William Friedkin asked Reverend Thomas Bermingham to exorcise the set. He refused but instead visited the set to perform a blessing and reassure the cast and crew.
Mercedes McCambridge was the woman who did the voice acting for Regan’s demon voice. In November of 1987, her son murdered his wife and two children and then killed himself. As part of his suicide note, he included a long and bitter letter to his mother.
When the film was first shown in Rome, Italy the audience heard a sudden loud crash while they were watching. An eight foot long and nearly 400 year old cross on one of the churches nearby had been struck by lighting. It fell to the ground and landed in the middle of the the piazza.
Christian evangelist Billy Graham claimed an actual demon was living in the celluloid reels of this movie.
The film’s post production editing was done on 666 Fifth Avenue in New York City.
Side Note: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was obsessed with The Exorcist III. He admired the Gemini Killer in the film, who kept various body parts of his victims. Dahmer did the same thing.