stark realness

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“Your Fault.” by @spideybaby (me!)

So this is actually what happened right?

more of my art

xxtheavengerxxx  asked:

I was reading one the questions you answered awhile back about gunshot wounds. Sometimes people can still keep fighting. I believe you mentioned that the adrenaline rush could dull the pain. Is it possible that the same can happen if someone was shot in the leg with an arrow? Would they be able to run?

No. A bullet will pass through the victim (usually) damaging organs and tearing tissue in its path. This can limit mobility, particularly if it breaks a bone, or if it tears tendons and ligaments. But, the tissue itself can still move, to an extent.

With an arrow, you’re pinning the muscles together in specific configurations, and those cannot move. Your muscles slide over one another as a normal function of movement. With an arrow run through them, you cannot move the affected area. Walking, with an arrow through your leg, to say nothing of fighting with one through your torso or arm is, basically, impossible.

This is also why the advice if someone’s been stabbed or run through is to keep the victim from moving. If they try to adjust their position, they’ll do far more damage to themselves than if they lay still. At the same time, you don’t want to remove it, because the foreign object (that is to say, whatever stabbed them) will obstruct the flow of blood. Removing it will cause them to bleed out faster. That’s the tradeoff with bullets, and part of why they’re so vicious as a weapon.

If you get shot, there’s nothing left to obstruct the flow of blood, meaning you’ll bleed faster than if someone had shanked you with a knife (and didn’t retrieve it), or shot you with an arrow. Because it’s entirely possible you won’t even realize you’ve been shot, you won’t know to slow down, and if you remain physically active (because you’re in a fight), you’re very likely to wear yourself out, only to realize after the fact that you’re not winded, but bleeding to death. And, yes, this does happen in the real world.

If you’re hit with an arrow or run through, the blood loss (from a similar injury) will be slower or partially obstructed, and you’ll have immediate feedback telling you to slow down, but actually bleeding to death will take longer. (Potentially not much longer, and there is a greater risk of an arrow or blade severing something immediately lethal, like an artery, but, as a general concept the idea holds.)

So, no, an arrow will stop you.

-Starke

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ALRIGHT FOLKS I WENT TO THE NERD SHOP AGAIN

AND AMONG MANY OTHER THINGS I GOT THIS BOOK

IT’S TONY TALKING TO YOU ABOUT HIS LIFE AND HIS PAST AND SHIT AND IT COMES WITH ALL THESE LITTLE EXTRAS OH MAN

HIS FUCKIN MIT DEGREE DUDE NICE PROUD OF YOU TONY

LOOK AT THIS. FUCKIN. SAFETY PROCEDURE FOR FLYING OUT OF A GODDAMN PLANE

AN INVITATION TO AN AVENGERS NEW YEARS PARTY YES SEE YOU THERE

BLUEPRINTS. BLUEPRINTS OF THE ARC REACTOR AND ARMOUR. I’M SO ALIVE.

IT’S A POPOUT DIAGRAM

PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE LETTER FROM BRUCE TO TONY THAT GETS MORE AGGRESSIVE

AIM APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT. THE QUESTIONNAIRE. ‘I HAVE CONQUERED SMALL NATIONS Y/N. I HAVE VISITED ALTERNATE DIMENSIONS Y/N.’

AUTOGRAPHED TONY PICTURE SWEET THANKS TONES

LOOK AT THESE DORKY PHOTOS I’M SO BLESSED

Imagine your OTP 8
  • *A is asking for directions and B is with A.*
  • C: So you turn right on this street.
  • C: Then go left on The end of the street.
  • C: And to get where you want you finally just go straight!
  • *B gives a malicious stare to A.*
  • *A laughs nervously.*
Imagine your OTP 6
  • A: i don't believe in astrology. Horoscope is bullshit.
  • *B senpai appears in a's life.*
  • A: OMG WHEN WAS B BORN I NEED TO DO AN ASTRAL MAP TO SEE IF OUR ZODIAC SIGNS ARE COMPATIBLE

funkytown67rh  asked:

I'm writing a sword-fighting scene where both parties are fairly adept at swordplay. What would be the most realistic way for one of them to injure the other so they are mostly incapacitated and bleed out? I have ideas, but I'm not sure if they are realistic.

Getting stabbed comes to mind.

I’m tempted to leave it at that, but I should probably go into some very basic anatomy.

Your soft tissue (muscles, tendons, and ligaments) form what you could describe as a kind of pulley system across your skeletal structure. They contract and expand, based on electrical impulses from your nervous system, and this is what allows your joints to move, and tie your skeleton together.

When the soft tissue tears or is cut, then the system starts to fall apart. The classic example of this is the Achilles tendon, which, if destroyed will make it impossible to walk on that leg, you simply cannot control the ankle anymore, but even just cuts into the tissue will impair you.

So, getting stabbed or slashed will cause you to lose some function in that limb. How much will be determined by exactly where and how deeply you were hit. But, it doesn’t really take that much damage to the wrong places to completely immobilize someone.

This is a large part of why “first blood,” is such an important concept with sword fights. It’s not just that one of the combatants is losing blood, and at a disadvantage from that. Their injury will also (likely) impair their ability to fight. Inflicting the first injury in a duel is very significant.

As for bleeding out, all that requires is that you lose blood faster than your body can clot the injury. Usually we think of this in the terms of arterial bleeds, where you’ll be dead in minutes at most, but, it’s important to remember that blood loss is cumulative. So someone can bleed to death from non-arterial injuries if they can’t keep the bleeding under control, and their body can’t clot the wound.

This is why sword and knife fights don’t always focus on getting a single killing strike. It’s entirely possible to wear an opponent out through bleed induced attrition.

We’ve discussed hypovolemic shock before. It’s worth remembering, once you’ve started losing serious amounts of blood, you’re not going to be particularly coherent. So, if you were planning for a character to have some deathbed confession while bleeding to death, that’s not really the way the human brain works when it’s losing that much blood.

Incidentally, this also applies to the fight itself. As a combatant loses blood, they’ll pass through those same stages. (Anxiety, transitioning to confusion and disorientation at ~30% blood loss.) These have immediate implications in a fight, where their opponent is looking for ways to exploit any weakness or vulnerability. Also, because the fight is constant physical exertion, they will lose blood faster than they would if they were resting.

Also worth remembering, it’s entirely possible to “win” a duel and still bleed to death afterwards.

-Starke

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In reality this was Tony’s fault, as were most thing if anyone was being honest. Tony had only been trying to help Thor stay in touch with Jane. The Tablet with face time was programmed to pick up after three rings regardless so that Science Bender Jane could still be reached. And it was that default setting that had the entire crew sitting in silence listening intently. 

“No Janey! Fuck Captain America!!” The first thing to poor out of the speakers caught everyone’s attention. “He had his time to shine. I want to buy shit with Black Widow and Hawkeye’s face on them!  Is that a crime? Should I have to special order shirts from the ass end of Siberia just to get a sick ass Widow /Bow combo?” The voice was muffled and Thor, a little stunned at the conversation he had interrupted  was looking in confusion at a black scream. Perhaps Jane had set something onto of her tablet? 

“Lady Jane?” He tried. 

“Maybe because they’re spies and if you keep asking about their Identities the NSA is gonna come slam your ass. Always listening!” Jane offered offhandedly. She sounded farther away than Darcy and like she was trying to work.

“Well I mean it. I’m sure he’s a wonderful beautiful human but Fuck him. One more Captain America tee shirt and I’m gonna blow a gasket.” Darcy sounded like she was pouting. “ I mean Black Widow is way cooler anyway! She like strangled a man with her killer thighs! Literally Killer Janey.”

“You gonna stop saying Fuck the Captain, Coulson’s gonna ring to defend his honor any moment now” Jane chuckled. Tony snorted and Steve blushed in his seat. From what Clint could tell Natasha had gone very still while listening. Her eyes were shut and she appeared to be listening intently. 

“You’re right figures Coulson would be in bed with the NSA” 

“Do you really think Coulson’s in bed with anyone?” Jane sounded much closer now and far more focused on the conversation. “What about Iron Man he has ton’s of merch. like everywhere.” Jane pointed out. 

There was a thud that sounded like Darcy had smacked the table the tablet was sitting on. Thor and Steve jumped at the loud sound. Tony had diverted the sound to the Quinjet’s main speakers so everyone was listening even easier now. 

“I bet that Asshole makes his own stuff!! Tony wants to build you a nice lab and let you play with your Science Crush but not make me a Hawkeye Tee shirt? This is an outrage!! I’m calling someone Jane. Should I call our New Mexico congress man or the New York one?” Clint chuckled wondering if she had her phone out. She probably had both on speed dial. 

“Darcy! I thought we agreed never to mention that!! Bruce would never work with me again!”  All eyes but Tony who was flying rested on Bruce. He was flushing a brilliant pink all the way down his bare chest. “And I think he makes the Thor and Hulk stuff too” She added. 

“Why do you need Thor stuff? You could literally just wear Thor!!” Darcy’s voice was very shrill and Tony reached to adjust the volume. “All I want is to stretch Hawkeye across my fantastic rack and talk to everyone on the street about how jumping off that building was hella cool.” She sighed. It was Clint’s turn to flush. He tried to fight it and looked desperately at Natasha. She was watching him eyes bright in amusement. “Or Black Widow. you think she’d marry me?” Natasha inhaled too quickly and coughed sharply. Clint’s eyebrows rose. Natasha had been caught off guard with that one. 

“You should probably, I don’t know meet her, and then buy her dinner or something first.” Jane sounded like she was rustling threw the papers near her tablet. 

“I’m pretty charming, I bet she’d be down.” Darcy muttered. Suddenly Thor’s view was clear and he waved enthusiastically at Jane. 

“Hello my love!” He shouted. Clint winced. Jane flushed and tapped the tablet cranking the volume up. 

“Oh my God. How much of that did you hear?” She said “The volume was down I didn’t hear you call” Darcy appeared over her shoulder. 

“Hey Buddy!!” She waved.

“The good Doctor is a worthy man Lady Jane” Thor smiled. Jane groaned and rested her face in her hand. “As are the Lady Natasha and Brother Clint!” He turned his tablet a little to include Clint in the view. 

“AGENT BARTON IS HAWKEYE?!?!” Everyone winced at her volume. “Well that settles it, Black Widow’s my favorite.” She shook her head. 

“You may keep her Clint” Natasha’s voice was clear enough for Darcy to pick up and the intern grinned. 

“Yea I’m a keeper Barton!” Her face was schoolgirl excitement. Jane was looking a little overwhelmed and Clint didn’t blame her. “Wait can you turn us around big guy?” Darcy asked. Thor complied and showed her to the rest of the plane.

“Sorry I said to Fuck you Mr. Captain America, sir.” She said some what sheepishly. Before Steve could even speak Tony interrupted. 

“Hey what about me?!” 

“Nope still an Asshole” and she hung up. 

All in all not the worst thing Tony’s done. but still his fault that half the team road home embarrassed and the other halfway in love with the intern waiting at home. 

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“Everything comes in circles. […] The old wheel turns, and the same spoke comes up. It’s all been done before, and will be again.”  - Arthur Conan Doyle  

It’s always 1895.

“ The wheel turns. Nothing is ever new” - BBC’s Sherlock Holmes

anonymous asked:

BOI YOUR SHIPS BE SINKING MORE THEN MY SELF ESTEEM. TRY AGAIN SON.

FIGHT ME. I WILL SAIL MY SHIPS OFF THE EDGE OF THE WORLD AND YOU CAN’T STOP ME