Piero couldn’t remember when he’d last slept. The Empress was dead, Dunwall was crumbling, and the plague was spreading. At night, the dreams haunted him. They were always the same; visions of a young boy dying an agonizing death. But he knew it was no dream.
Happy 29th birthday, Tatiana Gabrielle Maslany! (September 22, 1985)
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[3/5] favourite TV-shows: breaking badI have spent my whole life scared, frightened of things that could happen, might happen, might not happen, 50-years I spent like that. Finding myself awake at three in the morning. But you know what? Ever since my diagnosis, I sleep just fine. What I came to realize is that fear, that’s the worst of it. That’s the real enemy. So, get up, get out in the real world and you kick that bastard as hard you can right in the teeth.
Of course it’s Australian.
You always see list of deadliest toxins, but almost never lists of least fun toxins. I mean, a bite from a taipan snake will kill you dead, but in a brisk and orderly fashion that will unfold from “Ow, bugger, what was that” to “x_x” in about an hour.
The reaction to the gympie gympie stinging tree, however, can last for months, during which time there is precious little they can do for you except pump you full of steroids and strap you down to a table with a brace in your mouth so you don’t do yourself serious injury. In the 1960s, British military scientists studied the tree for its potential as a biological weapon.
The research was apparently abandoned, for reasons which have never been released to the public; but if I had to take a guess, I’d look to the example of civilian research scientist Marina Hurley, who spent three years studying the gympie gympie, and was forced to abandon her research when, despite using every manner of precaution, her exposure to the plant’s neurotoxin nevertheless led to hospitalization. The hairs on the plant which carry the toxin, you see, are regularly shed, and become airborne, at which point they can be inhaled and cause severe nosebleeds, asphyxiation, and anaphylactic shock.
One survivor of a brush with a gympie gympie described the stinging persisting for over two years, made worse whenever he took a cold shower.
Writers, here’s an idea. A grim one, but we can always use those, too.
GOLD STAR FOR EVERYTHING.
Gympie gympie? More like the “leave me the fuck alone or else” plant.
The town I grew up in is named after this plant, because they grow in the area. I’ve seen these things in real life. We grew up being taught from pretty young to NEVER, EVER touch them.
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Anyway… Why don’t we stop and have a nice little chat while I tell you all my plans and you can work out a way to stop me, I don’t think.
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