Why stuntwomen are in more danger than men
An interesting look at how dubious costume choices/designs can significantly increase the level of danger that must be faced by real-life women (stunt performers, in this case) working to portray fictional characters.
An oft overlooked factor when people insist that this is all just make believe and so doesn’t really matter.
It goes without saying, of course, that if trying to do stunts in carefully controlled environments becomes more dangerous due to ridiculous costumes then those same outfits raise the dangers in a chaotic environment (such as a battlefield) exponentially.
How to Fight Write: Live Q&A #3
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Using Passive Voice in Creative Writing
Just a quick reference for the active and passive voice before we get started:
- Active: The boy kicked the ball.
- Passive: The ball was kicked by the boy.
As writers, we are often encouraged, and we often encourage one another, to use the active voice when writing. We give this piece of…
Violence Is Currency: A Pacifist Ex-Con’s Guide To Prison Weaponry
The most common weapon inside is simply a can top. Pulled off a tin of beans and folded over, it doesn’t even need to be sharpened to leave a jagged scar. A shank, also known as a shiv, is not for cutting but for stabbing. It’s called a “gun” in jailhouse vernacular, and the most valuable kind is fashioned out of materials that don’t activate a metal detector. Prison armorers make a good living shaping brass (sourced from structural elements) and aluminum (soda cans, mostly) into knives, though fiberglass and even wood can work, too. Most shanks are made for one specific purpose and disposed of immediately thereafter; getting caught with one is a year in solitary.
Most of the way through the piece, there is an interesting meditation on the ramifications of violence which does apply to your writing. And, of course, a fairly detailed look at improvised weapons in prison.
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