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 The Plague Doctor, He's just a big old softie.
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 Posted: Jul 26 2012, 02:53 AM
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And here I thought I was being so clever. :P Thanks!


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Charlie
 Posted: Aug 9 2012, 09:19 PM
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A mystery wrapped in an enigma sealed with a kiss


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This is a book I'm using in one of my classes:

(IMG:http://blog.oup.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/deadly-companions-pbk.jpg)

I love the title.


A writer’s brain is full of little gifts, like a piñata at a birthday party. It’s also full of demons, like a piñata at a birthday party in a mental hospital. The truth is, it’s demons that keep a tortured writer’s spirit alive, not Tootsie Rolls. Sure they’ll give you a tiny burst of energy, but they won’t do squat for your writing. So treat your demons with the respect they deserve, and with enough prescriptions to keep you wearing pants.
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alliterator
 Posted: Aug 9 2012, 09:21 PM
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Oh my god, that is awesome.


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The Secret History of the World (unstuck in time)
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Charlie
 Posted: Aug 9 2012, 09:23 PM
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A mystery wrapped in an enigma sealed with a kiss


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The class is called Infectious Diseases through History (Bring out your dead).

I now secretly think that one of my teachers is the Plague Doctor and the other is an Oathbreaker.


A writer’s brain is full of little gifts, like a piñata at a birthday party. It’s also full of demons, like a piñata at a birthday party in a mental hospital. The truth is, it’s demons that keep a tortured writer’s spirit alive, not Tootsie Rolls. Sure they’ll give you a tiny burst of energy, but they won’t do squat for your writing. So treat your demons with the respect they deserve, and with enough prescriptions to keep you wearing pants.
-Colin Nissan
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Charlie
 Posted: Aug 20 2012, 09:40 PM
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Someone needs to use this as a Plague Doctor design. :3


A writer’s brain is full of little gifts, like a piñata at a birthday party. It’s also full of demons, like a piñata at a birthday party in a mental hospital. The truth is, it’s demons that keep a tortured writer’s spirit alive, not Tootsie Rolls. Sure they’ll give you a tiny burst of energy, but they won’t do squat for your writing. So treat your demons with the respect they deserve, and with enough prescriptions to keep you wearing pants.
-Colin Nissan
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Knight
 Posted: Aug 20 2012, 09:48 PM
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Actually... a steampunk Plague Doctor mask might do well with an idea I've had for a blog starring the Fear.


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alliterator
 Posted: Aug 20 2012, 11:56 PM
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Oh god I want that mask so much.


Faces, Strange and Secret: An Anthology of Stories from da Fears Mythos: on sale from Amazon, Kindle, and Smashwords

My Finished Stories.

My Ongoing Stories:
Channel Fear (informational, educational, cynical)
The Supernatural Anaesthetist (seeing where science takes us)
Once There Was (the king is the kingdom)
An Old Man's Winter Night (at the winter of the world)
Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed (working for the man)
The Secret History of the World (unstuck in time)
Notes from the Underground (a place to stay)
Phantasmagorical (a bedtime story)
Paranoia: A Manifesto (wrecking the wall)
The Day The Music Died (running from sound and sorrow)
Abraham's Men (knights, ghosts, and shadows)
Pest Control (pulling the wings off of flies)
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 Posted: Sep 19 2012, 05:21 AM
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While I was crafting a reply to a recent Fly on the Wall post where I mentioned the PD caused chickenpox epidemic from To Light a Candle I finally realized why it didn't have a 100% mortality rate.

The chickenpox was stage one. Stage two is still lurking in wait.
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 Posted: Sep 19 2012, 08:27 AM
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QUOTE (proxiehunter @ Sep 19 2012, 06:21 AM)
While I was crafting a reply to a recent Fly on the Wall post where I mentioned the PD caused chickenpox epidemic from To Light a Candle I finally realized why it didn't have a 100% mortality rate.
The chickenpox was stage one. Stage two is still lurking in wait.


...So everyone is going to get shingles?

Damn, that fucking sucks. Oh. So. Much.

(Hells, any of the Herpes complex viruses are an evil hoot an' a half)


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 Posted: Sep 19 2012, 09:08 AM
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QUOTE (pullingoffmasks @ Sep 19 2012, 03:27 AM)


...So everyone is going to get shingles?

Damn, that fucking sucks. Oh. So. Much.

(Hells, any of the Herpes complex viruses are an evil hoot an' a half)


Evil shingles. Well, eviler. And since it can pretty much pop up whenever there's no need for everyone who had the virus to come down with Plaguey's super-shingles all at once and attract CDC attention.
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 Posted: Sep 19 2012, 03:47 PM
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QUOTE (proxiehunter @ Sep 19 2012, 10:08 AM)
Evil shingles. Well, eviler. And since it can pretty much pop up whenever there's no need for everyone who had the virus to come down with Plaguey's super-shingles all at once and attract CDC attention.


CDC only gets in arms when you've got 10 in every 1,000 or so folks infected and showing symptoms.

Before that, they just consider it 'un-naturally high for the time of year' (or some similar BS)...Also, there's a vaccination (not knowing how much you researched) out there from Herpes zoster. It's not commonly recommended, though, for those below 60.

(As shingles, while a pain in the ass, is rarely fatal if your immune system is up to scratch. Okay, other complications, but...:D)


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proxiehunter
 Posted: Sep 19 2012, 06:20 PM
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QUOTE (pullingoffmasks @ Sep 19 2012, 10:47 AM)


CDC only gets in arms when you've got 10 in every 1,000 or so folks infected and showing symptoms.

Before that, they just consider it 'un-naturally high for the time of year' (or some similar BS)...Also, there's a vaccination (not knowing how much you researched) out there from Herpes zoster. It's not commonly recommended, though, for those below 60.

(As shingles, while a pain in the ass, is rarely fatal if your immune system is up to scratch. Okay, other complications, but...:D)


I'm figuring that Plague doctor super-shingles though is at least resistant to if not immune to the vaccine. I'm also thinking about a 20% mortality rate with a 100% rate of permanent complications after a flare up (I notice that even normal shingles can cause deafness, blindness, chronic pain, and more).
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alliterator
 Posted: Sep 19 2012, 06:23 PM
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Man, I never knew those things on roofs were so dangerous.

...I'm not sorry.


Faces, Strange and Secret: An Anthology of Stories from da Fears Mythos: on sale from Amazon, Kindle, and Smashwords

My Finished Stories.

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Channel Fear (informational, educational, cynical)
The Supernatural Anaesthetist (seeing where science takes us)
Once There Was (the king is the kingdom)
An Old Man's Winter Night (at the winter of the world)
Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed (working for the man)
The Secret History of the World (unstuck in time)
Notes from the Underground (a place to stay)
Phantasmagorical (a bedtime story)
Paranoia: A Manifesto (wrecking the wall)
The Day The Music Died (running from sound and sorrow)
Abraham's Men (knights, ghosts, and shadows)
Pest Control (pulling the wings off of flies)
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pullingoffmasks
 Posted: Sep 20 2012, 06:45 PM
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A little 'light' recommended reading for those of you who are infatuated with blogging with the Good Doctor:

Twelve Diseases That Changed our World - Irwin W. Sherman (printed by the American Society for Microbiology)

It covers, mostly, twelve of the big nasty diseases (parasitic, viral, and bacterial) that have had a major effect on Western society, how its run, and how the diseases' courses have seriously fucked around with how the West has functioned.

While I could make point that it's very obvious that this book was written by a microbiologist (most notable for using culture loaded terms such as retarded (in reference to a person) and primitive (in reference to cultural groups) and not giving full discussion to the cultural models surrounding diseases), I think that's a critique that will likely soar like a tea tray.

So, all in all, decent book. Very clearly written, though you may wish to have Wikipedia open to aim with some of the more crunchy stuff...and what exactly is meant by pellagra


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 Posted: Sep 27 2012, 08:09 PM
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Whooping Cough epidemic in Washington state. Anti-vaxers, the gift that keeps on giving.
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