TW: stabbing, blood, death, injuries.
Have you ever watched movies and realized that actors don't always react to stabbing injuries the same way?
How much can you fight after getting wounded that way, and how much does it hurt?
Let's dive in!
During a fight against an opponent who has a knife in their hand, it is highly probable that your character won't realize they've been stabbed until the fight is over.
This happens due to the amount of adrenaline the body is producing while fighting for their life.
If the knife gets turned inside the wound, it will take a lot longer to close.
Don't make the villain do this and then the hero keep fighting like nothing happened an hour after, it's totally not realistic.
If the weapon gets extracted or moved out of the wound, the body will start bleeding fast, so, it's better for your hero to avoid playing Rambo and taking the knife out because 1) it will be painful as hell, 2) it will probably cause their death if they're alone
Wounds in non-vital [keep reading]
reading beowulf, but what the hell are they trying to say???
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• Book Review •
by Emily A Duncan
“You are a creature of darkness and chaos and starlight”
From the start of Wicked Saints, this series took me by surprise in the best way. It’s dark and full of monsters and magic I’ve never encountered and the first two books swept me into the story.
Blessed Monsters kept me pulled in and fulfilled all my expectations. Nadya and Malachiasz are excellent characters, complex, evolving and changing as frequently as Mal’s form. Serefin and Kacper bring us some simple warm fuzzies in the midst of all the darkness. And Parj and Rashid are full of their own twists and turns. I loved the breadth of the characters in the book.
The story line of Blessed Monsters was a bit roundabout. I felt it got bogged down in all the side quests in the middle. And that may have been because the characters split up, but it was much more enjoyable when the characters were back together and back on track.
The ending was satisfying and fit the mood of the book. I don’t want to spoil anything so I won’t say more but I can rest easy.
I enjoyed this series very much and definitely recommend it if you want a darker fantasy, intense and varying forms of magic, rich characters that grow and evolve, and Eldrich horror, I definitely recommend Something Dark and Holy.
"I nostri giorni alla casa delle farfalle" di Shanti Winiger
Ho trovato la lettura molto gradevole e interessante. Si nota molto, secondo me, che è una prima opera di questa scrittrice, nonostante questo il libro è scorrevole e scritto bene. Io personalmente seguendo Shanti da tanto tempo, ho riconosciuto parecchio di lei, mentre leggevo, specialmente nei dialoghi, da sua fan non mi è dispiaciuta affatto questa cosa, in alcuni momenti addirittura nella mia testa leggevo con la sua voce.
Nonostante la lettura mi sia piaciuta molto, ho comunque riscontrato qualche problema, mi piace l'approccio verso la tematica e la protagonista, ma ho trovato il tutto poco approfondito, se ci fosse stata un'analisi più approfondita delle tematiche e di alcuni personaggi secondari, sarebbe stato ancora più bello.
Tenendo conto di quanto già detto, mi sento comunque di consigliare questa lettura, soprattutto ai più giovani.
Spero di leggere in futuro anche altri libri di Shanti!
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I haven't actually read her first book, I'd like to though. I'm very excited to read this one as Julie Andrews is one of my most favourite actresses and I'm sure her Hollywood years are very intriguing.
Shadow and bone is cool n all
But if they made 3 dark crowns into a tv show....
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at this point i’ll read anything marie lu writes because her young adult novels are THAT good. she has never disappointed and skyhunter might be my favorite work of hers yet! i nearly read the whole book in one sitting because of the wonderfully crafted world building and how attached i became to the characters.
i think what i appreciated most is that the main character Talin relies upon sign language to communicate, which provides representation for people who may identify as having the same dis/ability. she did not let her lack of physical voice prevent her from serving as a striker for Mara. in addition, Talin faces a lot of hardships for being a part of a minority group and a refugee. she was looked down upon because of her skin color which made her all the more real. i love that marie lu found a way to touch upon racial prejudice in her sci-fi / dystopian novel because it is important to start generating discussions about these issues in our current society.
the slow burn, enemies to lovers trope worked well in this fast-paced, action packed story. as a person who typically looks for romance in their books, i did not mind that the romance was subtle.
the well-developed, diverse characters and the addicting storyline made skyhunter one of my favorite reads in 2020 and i CANNOT wait for the second book in this duology to come out this year! i already made sure to preorder a copy because that cliffhanger at the end left me begging for more. PLEASE read this one if you haven’t already!
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what do you mean fictional characters arent’t real? they definitely do exist somewhere out there and noone can tell me otherwise.
"In the breaking open of my heart I am learning to make a true encounter with life. The more I fall in love with it, the sharper the pain of witnessing it becomes." Toko-pa Turner
This breaking open is true, both of life experiences and books. I love meeting a book that cracks me open; I love that I am altered irrevocably. The self that read that line, that passage, this text is now unrecoverable. I welcome being made new.
A historical suspense about a Puritan woman who’s afraid of the demons that torment her soul and plots her escape from a violent marriage.....Yeah sign me right tf up please.