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February 19th, 2009
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As my family is random, we're going up north for the weekend to a cottage for snow and tobogganing. I'll be around randomly a bit today and tomorrow morning, but then gone until sometime Sunday night. As there is NO tech there, I'll be totally out of contact, so no-one die in my absence. That includes general maimings.

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From:[identity profile] chenry.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 08:34 pm (UTC)
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When you say general maimings, do you mean "no one get generally maimed", or "nobody commit any general maimings"?
From:[identity profile] conflabit.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 08:52 pm (UTC)
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What constitutes "general maiming", anyway?
From:[identity profile] chenry.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 08:53 pm (UTC)
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I think anything above the belt and below the neck.
From:[identity profile] conflabit.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 08:55 pm (UTC)
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Wouldn't "general" involve the severity? You can maim someone in the face, but if the wounds are light enough, I would say that falls into "general".
From:[identity profile] chenry.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 08:59 pm (UTC)
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I think that falls under disfiguring though.
From:[identity profile] conflabit.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 09:01 pm (UTC)
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Only if it's scarring. A lot of scratching could fall under maim-- like a dog maims a woman through scratches. But they heal and, in enough time, you don't even notice.

Not like the dog takes a chunk out of her face and she's left going on some talk show talking about how she's surviving with part of her brain missing, one eye gone, and a general fear of a sound vaguely resembling dogs.

The second one would fall under "severe" maiming, or disfiguring, obviously.
From:[identity profile] chenry.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 09:03 pm (UTC)
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"Maiming is an act or physical injury that degrades the appearance or function of the body, usually without causing death."
From:[identity profile] conflabit.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 09:08 pm (UTC)
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Oh fine, ruin my fun with your definitions!

As an aside, you have one of the greatest default icons I've ever seen.
From:[identity profile] chenry.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 09:10 pm (UTC)
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What, my gasmask?
From:[identity profile] conflabit.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 09:12 pm (UTC)
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Yeah. I've always liked gas masks, and it looks vaguely like a black-and-white, semi-modern version of the Golden Age Sandman.
From:[identity profile] chenry.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 09:14 pm (UTC)
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I was Sandman for two Hallowe'ens running.

But Dodds' mask was one of those elephant-style ones with the canister on the front.

The modern revamp Sleep of Reason (which sucked) had the side canister.

also, I am a huge nerd.
From:[identity profile] conflabit.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 09:18 pm (UTC)
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You're one of my favorite people for being Sandman.

I wanted to look up the Sandman Mystery Theatre stuff, since I like the Golden Age people, but comics from the 40s are hard to come by.
From:[identity profile] chenry.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 09:20 pm (UTC)
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I haven't seen any Golden Age Sandman stuff for sale. I devour the Vertigo imprint stuff though. Guy Davis' art is great.
From:[identity profile] conflabit.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 09:24 pm (UTC)
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If anything, I could probably look for the DC Archive stuff like I bought for Golden Age Spectre.

Sandman and The Green Lantern are two Golden-Agers that I really want to know more about, especially since Dodds shows up, like, everywhere.
From:[identity profile] chenry.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 09:29 pm (UTC)
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I prefer the Vertigo version of Dodds...
From:[identity profile] conflabit.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 09:31 pm (UTC)
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I'll probably look into that, too, while I'm at it.
From:[identity profile] fieryphoenix.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 08:54 pm (UTC)
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Didn't he serve in the Korean War?
From:[identity profile] conflabit.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 08:55 pm (UTC)
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Sounds more like a Vietnam War guy.
From:[identity profile] terminus8.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 08:35 pm (UTC)
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In exchange for my agreeing to your request, I demand that you have an excellent time.
From:[identity profile] shinga.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 08:39 pm (UTC)
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... Wait, hang on. Can I not maim anyone?? Because I might want to maim some one. That's like three days and some change of possible maimings, I don't know if I can wait that long.
From:[identity profile] gardenofevils.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 08:47 pm (UTC)
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Dave? As in 2001?
From:[identity profile] conflabit.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 08:52 pm (UTC)

brb dying

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I'm sorry, I'm afraid I can't let you do that.
From:[identity profile] eidna.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 09:05 pm (UTC)

Re: brb dying

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Can't let you do that, Star Fox.
From:[identity profile] fieryphoenix.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 08:53 pm (UTC)
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"no-one die in my absence."

I will try my best!
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From:[identity profile] subtlesphinx.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 08:59 pm (UTC)
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But my whole weekend was chock full of "general maiming" plans!
Argh, now I'll have to rewrite my whole schedule. Damn it, you're messing with my agenda!
From:[identity profile] eidna.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 09:04 pm (UTC)
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You bastard. I was all ready for a good maiming this weekend.
From:[identity profile] gtfo.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 09:17 pm (UTC)
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well, that sounds like fun.
From:[identity profile] caittails.livejournal.com
Date:February 19th, 2009 - 09:24 pm (UTC)
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I make no promises. Every day, I must ask myself whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them. Yanno, what dreams may come, and all that.

Paraphrase: YOU DON'T OWN ME, BITCH.
From:[identity profile] kennapea.livejournal.com
Date:February 20th, 2009 - 12:09 am (UTC)
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FINE! i'll try to wait until you get back, but then i am SO dying just to show you!

also, maiming does not equal death!
so, surely we could maim people while you're gone, we just can't finish them off, right?