Does a person die immediately when they're shot once, or do they have to be shot multiple times? Because I've seen in movies and books that a character is shot once in a not-that-important place, and they immediately collapse. Yet I've seen news articles that describe a person getting shot multiple times yet they still manage to get away.
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readingwithavengeance:

howtofightwrite:

Keeping in mind, the usual disclaimer about not being a doctor; my medical knowledge being limited, and I’m going to be simplifying some of this a lot?

In general? No. Gunshot victims usually die from blood loss. This can happen pretty quickly, or it can take awhile, it all depends on what the bullet damages. But, it’s not usually an instantaneous process.

I could swear we reblogged an infographic on blood loss symptoms by volume, but all I can find right now is this.

If a bullet nicks or severs an artery, this will result in rapid blood loss and death. We’re still talking about at least a couple minutes before death. With non-vital areas, where there’s only soft tissue damage, you could be talking about bleeding out for hours.

If the bullet damages internal organs, then things get a little messier. If the bullet manages to destroy something you actually need, like the brain or heart, then you’re going to die.

That’s the simple part… here’s the part that’s slightly outside my expertise. Hydrostatic shock is where a gunshot strikes someone, and kinetic force from the gunshot is transmitted through the fluid in their body to injure other organs. I’ve seen the discussion go back and forth over the years, some people insist that hydrostatic shock can rupture internal organs and cause people to suffer lethal injuries from relatively minor wounds, and there is some support to the idea that hydrostatic shock result in minor hemorrhaging. The other side of the argument is that, while the shock wave does occur, it isn’t actually life threatening. (There’s also a contingent who’ve been waging an edit war on the wiki page claiming that hydrostatic shock doesn’t exist at all.)

The actual hydrostatic shock wave increases the more a bullet disrupts the tissue. So .45 hollow points will produce more shock than a jacketed 9mm. These can result in minor brain hemorrhaging, but this usually comes up in autopsies, meaning they probably died from getting shot, and it turns out there was additional trauma that went undiagnosed.

If I’m sounding like I don’t know if this is relevant or not, it’s because I don’t. Ignoring specialized hydrostatic shock rounds (again, like hollow points, high explosive rounds, or anti-materiel rifles), I’m not sure if hydrostatic shock actually kills people, or just slaps an extra layer of damage on an already life threatening injury.

-Starke

Bullets in bodies are extremely unpredictable, but when you’re writing, a basic rule of thumb is “no, gunshot wounds are not immediately fatal.” In fact, if you discount suicides, only about 30% of all (intentional) shots are even fatal.

The most likely outcome from getting shot during a fight is that the person will keep fighting.  Even if a wound is eventually fatal, a person will still be conscious and operational unless they’ve been hit in an artery or vital organ, so they can still fire their own gun at you while bleeding out.  Getting shot sometimes feels a lot like getting punched (if there’s only soft tissue damage), and some people can run around for several minutes or even hours without realizing they have been shot.  Even shots to the torso are survivable.  You can run around for a surprisingly long time with a hole in your lung or shrapnel in your liver.  (You’ll pay for it later, but since we’re talking about ‘immediately after being shot’…)

The two biggest concerns with gunshot wounds are bleeding and shock.  (Not the hydrostatic shock — I’d actually never heard about that — but hypovolemic shock.)  Shock can be fatal even with minor wounds.

The main thing to remember when writing gunshot wounds is that bullets in bodies are unpredictable.  Someone can live through being shot 20 times and then die from being shot once in the leg.  You can (almost) do anything.  If you want to strive for realism, it’s all going to be dependent on the characters’ reactions to events.  If a character is familiar with guns and shooting, they should expect a body to keep moving after being shot, and if they’re trying to stop they person they should shoot multiple times.  “On shot, one kill” is a brag, not a methodology.  If a character is unfamiliar with gunshot wounds, they might (like you) be surprised to find you can’t actually make someone fall over with one shot.  And, of course, if you’re going to go the route of “Whitley said I could kill someone by shooting them in the shin” or some other possible-but-unlikely scenario, every character involve should be boggled so that the audience knows this is an unusual thing.

But, yeah, like 90% of the time, someone who gets shot is not going to die instantly.

July 25 2014, 05:06 PM   •   716 notes   •   Via: pretendersrpa   •   Source: howtofightwrite

Mindy Kaling Gif Hunt.

rphresourc-es:

Here is roughly 160 Mindy Kaling gifs for roleplaying purposes. None of these gifs are mine, credit goes to their respective owners. If you would like any taken down, all you have to do is message me. Please like/reblog if using.

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britishrobert:

Theme 75 by BritishrobertPreview / Pastebin or FreetxtHost

  • images have to be 160x160
  • description is hover image
  • the links on the side I thought it might be useful and you can add as much as you can, the same goes to the chars, just use
    like i did

Like or reblog If you’re using. Don’t remove the credit.

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mapleofrph:

❄400+ textless, small/medium, miscellaneous, faceless gifs. These gifs range from scenery, items, people interacting, food.. the list goes on ! None of these gifs are mine. If you see your own gifs here and want me to take them down, feel free to message me. Reblog or like this if it helped you in any way. 

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ImpishIdea: How Not To Write Female Characters 

butcherofblavikenrps:

022. MARVEL MOVIE VERSE [CHARACTER PSD]

requested by anonymous. i did movie verse, but i still wanted to give reference to the comics, hence this style. you can change the picture and the text however you see fit. the character name + face claim font is gnat. while credit is not needed, it is appreciated - however, do not claim as your own and do not redistribute[DOWNLOAD]

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daphnegroanseveld:

CHARACTER PSD #001: STARDUST

This character graphic was inspired by a roleplay that I am currently in and help to co-admin. The character depicted is property of the roleplay and was used solely as an example.

I had the intention of this being a sci-fi somewhat futuristic roleplay character PSD, but it could be used for almost anything if one were to mess around with the background images. It is fairly simple to edit as well. The pictures themselves are 245 x 300, the small image is 112 x 112, and this is really just a collection of layering to come into one picture. I suggest to keep things mostly black and white so the colours do not clash, though if you were going for a certain colour scheme, I could help you in fitting it to said scheme.

FONTS USED: Imprint MT Shadow, Travelling Typewriter (OT1)

DOWNLOAD: Mediafire

*All textures and images are included (they do not belong to me) as well as the PSD which is one of my own. The PSD (also mine) for the faceclaim square is included.

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brooklynofrph:

          ↪Chris Pine Gif Hunt

Under the cut you will find #700+ of Chris Pine of all size, most gifs are roleplayable. None of these gifs are mine so credit goes to the original gif maker. Please like or reblog if this was helpful!

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July 24 2014, 08:38 PM   •   109 notes   •   Via: washingtonofrp   •   Source: brooklynofrph

Nate Gill Gif Hunt

heroicfictions:

Here you will find 81 gifs of Nate Gill. 26 of these were made by the wonderful northhelps and several more were made by me and are marked. I wanted to put all the gifs I found together to provide a helpful resource.

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July 24 2014, 07:27 PM   •   22 notes   •   Via: heroicfictions   •   Source: heroicfictions
fifihelps:

FIFIHELPS MAKES A PSD: Tumblr Character PSD
My first character PSD! I really hope you guys like it! I tried to find a Tumblr-based one everywhere and had no luck. This was my take/variation on the Tumblr dashboard and hover description boxes.
THIS PSD IS EXTREMELY CUSTOMIZABLE.
About this PSD:
Header image, post preview images, character icon, description, URL, character label, and sidebar statistics can all be customized.
Font and colors on left side can be customized.
Icons are all 75x75 pixels - make them larger, place behind the template, and resize to prevent missing corners/edges.
Header image will fit behind all other layers - resize as you see fit.
Please keep ‘liked posts’ as a 4 digit number and ‘following blogs’ as a 3 digit number or it’ll probably look weird.
Any numbers can be used for posts count and follower count.
Optional lighten/highlight layer on top.
Fonts used are Arial (almost everything), Helvetica Neue LT Pro (blog URL), and Young & Beautiful (character name).
PLEASE DO NOT STEAL.
I worked really hard on this PSD. If you have any questions or need any help — or have any advice — please message me.
DOWNLOAD @ 4 S H A R E D & M E D I A F I R E

fifihelps:

FIFIHELPS MAKES A PSD: Tumblr Character PSD

My first character PSD! I really hope you guys like it! I tried to find a Tumblr-based one everywhere and had no luck. This was my take/variation on the Tumblr dashboard and hover description boxes.

THIS PSD IS EXTREMELY CUSTOMIZABLE.

About this PSD:

  • Header image, post preview images, character icon, description, URL, character label, and sidebar statistics can all be customized.
  • Font and colors on left side can be customized.
  • Icons are all 75x75 pixels - make them larger, place behind the template, and resize to prevent missing corners/edges.
  • Header image will fit behind all other layers - resize as you see fit.
  • Please keep ‘liked posts’ as a 4 digit number and ‘following blogs’ as a 3 digit number or it’ll probably look weird.
  • Any numbers can be used for posts count and follower count.
  • Optional lighten/highlight layer on top.
  • Fonts used are Arial (almost everything), Helvetica Neue LT Pro (blog URL), and Young & Beautiful (character name).

PLEASE DO NOT STEAL.

I worked really hard on this PSD. If you have any questions or need any help — or have any advice — please message me.

DOWNLOAD @ 4 S H A R E D & M E D I A F I R E
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zoeyrps:

eliza’s character graphic #013 — “Orange and Black”xx download xx

Don’t copy.
Don’t steal either. Not cool man.
Font is Helvetica.
Like/Reblog if you like/download.
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zoeyrps:

eliza’s character graphic #013 — “Orange and Black”
xx download xx
  • Don’t copy.
  • Don’t steal either. Not cool man.
  • Font is Helvetica.
  • Like/Reblog if you like/download.

original post

July 24 2014, 05:06 PM   •   78 notes   •   Via: zoeyrps   •   Source: zoeyrps

A Tip For Removing The Little Gray Box On Chats

luke-helps:

So, I know this is a very old trick, but I remember someone telling me this on one of my roleplays and it made things so much easier for me. I figured I’d spread the word for anyone who doesn’t know this trick, and instead goes through the effort of having to save a gif and then upload it.

If you copy and paste a gif onto a post, there are times where it will come up like this:

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And as you stare at that annoying gray box, you ask yourself, what do you do now?

The trick is, click on the <HTML> tab at the top right hand corner of your text post.

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Once you do that, scroll down to where your gif is posted. It will look a little something like this:

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What you want to do is change the 33, or whichever number it may be after https:// to a 31, so it will look like this:

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After you have done that, your little gray box will be the pretty gif it’s meant to be.

**Another thing to note, is always makes sure that the http is https, or else the gray box will remain. **

I hope this helped someone out,

~ Aleks

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remuslupyn:

CHARACTER GRAPHIC 017: OLD MONEY

"Old Money" was inspired by the wizarding currency, rich pureblood families, and Gringotts. It was made for Harry Potter roleplays, but could be edited to work with any roleplay with the right editing.
The font used is Allura. Please be aware the the font is edited so it’s best to just edit the text layers instead of creating new ones.You will need one face claim picture or gif. Waist up pictures will look best.
It’s fairly simple to edit, as long as you don’t move any of the layers around, and have a basic understanding of clipping masks and font editing. Please only edit it if you are familiar with these things. If you do, I’d love to see what you did with it. Also, I know it’s a strange request, but please do not put a gradient over this psd. Do not redistribute this psd or claim it as your own.
You can download this psd here. Please like or reblog if you are downloading, as this took me a lot of time to make. Do not claim as your own, but slight editing is allowed. If you need any help, you can ask me here.

remuslupyn:

CHARACTER GRAPHIC 017: OLD MONEY

"Old Money" was inspired by the wizarding currency, rich pureblood families, and Gringotts. It was made for Harry Potter roleplays, but could be edited to work with any roleplay with the right editing.

The font used is Allura. Please be aware the the font is edited so it’s best to just edit the text layers instead of creating new ones.You will need one face claim picture or gif. Waist up pictures will look best.

It’s fairly simple to edit, as long as you don’t move any of the layers around, and have a basic understanding of clipping masks and font editing. Please only edit it if you are familiar with these things. If you do, I’d love to see what you did with it. Also, I know it’s a strange request, but please do not put a gradient over this psd. Do not redistribute this psd or claim it as your own.

You can download this psd here. Please like or reblog if you are downloading, as this took me a lot of time to make. Do not claim as your own, but slight editing is allowed. If you need any help, you can ask me here.

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markyrph:


I'll probably make a follow forever for my first hundred considering I have 253 followers, but for my second hundred here is a long overdue Cameron Boyce FC Pack. Cameron is my babe and I'm gonna make him my mascot, so I figured why not? This pack includes:

227 GIFs
161 made by me [[X]]
66 not made by me [[X]]
57 icons
33 made by me [[X]]
24 not made by me [[X]]
5 PNGs
4 made by me [[X]]
1 not made by me [[X]]

Please like and especially reblog. Making the PNGs were hard but I did it for you all because you're really amazing and thank you for following me! Credit to Evie for making this graphic! Again, please show your support for this because it took a long time to upload considering my internet sucks, and thank you guys for following!

markyrph:

I'll probably make a follow forever for my first hundred considering I have 253 followers, but for my second hundred here is a long overdue Cameron Boyce FC Pack. Cameron is my babe and I'm gonna make him my mascot, so I figured why not? This pack includes:

227 GIFs

  • 161 made by me [[X]]
  • 66 not made by me [[X]]

57 icons

  • 33 made by me [[X]]
  • 24 not made by me [[X]]

5 PNGs

  • 4 made by me [[X]]
  • 1 not made by me [[X]]

Please like and especially reblog. Making the PNGs were hard but I did it for you all because you're really amazing and thank you for following me! Credit to Evie for making this graphic! Again, please show your support for this because it took a long time to upload considering my internet sucks, and thank you guys for following!

July 24 2014, 01:33 PM   •   35 notes   •   Via: markyrph   •   Source: markyrph

[ 18 : update ] 

livepreview :: code

I was really lazy making this theme the first time, so here is a much needed update.

500/400/250px, hidden description, 4 links, optional: infinite scroll, rounded edges, inverted/faded images, sidepic, captions

again, don’t use the icons outside of this theme because I made them myself

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