February 4th, 2008

red, uuuugh unhappy headscratch, you're wrong

ooc: post of doom

Following ambitious_woman's smart decision to base her year on the fiscal year, I'm gonna do the same. To start out this year, I'm cleaning up my overly-long list of communities that I'm part of and starting fresh in a few new ones.

After much deliberation, I've made the difficult decision to leave realmof_themuse. I was one of the first people to join and this decision was a hard one. Thusly, I will not be participating in the TBS Tammys anymore. I'm also sadly leaving oncoming_storms and muse_erotica. All of the moderators have already been informed.

There is no spite or stupidity behind me leaving, I've just found myself overwhelmed and I've had to cut back on some of the more time-consuming prompt communities. I'm hoping that I'll be freeing up some time to actually ROLEPLAY with the fun people I've met through the communities rather than just focusing on a bajillion prompts.

I will most likely be joining a few more over the coming months (I've heard of a few that I'm very excited about) once my real life calms down.

Now, it's 1:15 my time, and I've just finished up a thirteen hour shift, so I'm gonna crash. Take care, kids! See you all on the flip side (whichever side that may be).
pain curled over

for makeyourlist: Things That Make You Feel Better When You're Hungover


IF: Veisalgia, more commonly known as "hangover"
Coined by Jeffrey G. Wiese and co-authors from the Norwegian word kveis, "uneasiness after debauchery" and the Greek root -algia, from άλγος (álgos) or ἄχος, "pain, grief".

Characterized by: Hypoglycemia, dehydration, Acetaldehyde intoxication, and vitamin B12 deficiency.

Symptoms: Dehydration, fatigue, headache, nausea, vomiting, weakness, elevated body temperature, hypersalivation, difficulty concentrating, anxiety, irritability, sensitivity to light and noise, and general unpleasantness or grumpiness.

Causes: Ask your companion how much you drank last night. Don't forget to apologize profusely and sincerely.

Remedies and their probability of efficiency:

-Rehydration: (Suggested by Ian Chesterton, science teacher -ed.) Effectively re-constitutes missing hydration taken from the body by Ethanol alcohol's diurehtic effects. Efficiency: 92%

-Eat A Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit (Opuntia ficus indica) Prior to Drinking: (Suggested by Perpugilliam Brown, botanist -ed.) Enzymes in the fruit reduce inflammation caused by dehydration and nutrient loss. Should greatly reduce nausea, dry mouth, and loss of appetite. Efficiency: 75% Notation: Do not just rip a cactus fruit off of the plant in order to try to reduce hangover, make sure it at least has the spines removed.

-Sex, preferably with Jack Harkness: (Suggested by Jack Harkness, Casanova-impersonator for hire -ed.) Increased blood flow to help relax stressed and sore muscles, endorphins to help with pain. Plus, it is a great distraction when one is trying to remember what they did last night. Efficiency: Unknown Notation: Never, ever drink around Jack again.

-Paracetamol: (Suggested by Harry Sullivan, doctor -ed.) Excellent analgesic agent, reducing headaches and body aches. Not a great reducer of inflammation, but when coupled with lots of water can assist with healing. Efficiency: 85%

-Eat Something: (Suggested by Adric, food consumer -ed.) The consumption of heavy foods should curb nausea, and the energy from food and drink consumed should help reduce the actual hangover time. Efficiency: 97%--surprisingly enough.

-Kudzu Plant Extract: (Suggested by Jo Grant, resident A-levels dropout -ed.) If consumed before drinking, it should make the drinker drink less, so as to reduce the hangover. On a rather bad binge, however, it seems to have little to no effect. Efficiency: 50%

-Vitamin B6: (suggested by Martha Jones, another doctor -ed.) No immediate relief, but the introduction of B6 into the system should help reduce the length of the hangover. Efficiency: 80%

-Quit Complaining, take an Advil, and Go Back To Bed So I Can Sleep This Off: (suggested by Donna Noble, pain in the arse -ed.) Why are you still drinking with Donna? She's rather surly with a few pints in her. All the same, the introduction of the narcotic Codeine into the system does immediately relieve hangover headaches and bodyaches. Efficiency: 99%

Other Remedies

Stop drinking so much. You're supposed to be a good example to your companions, Doctor. Honestly. But, by now, you've probably stopped reading this and are just going to go off and do it again.

Muse: The Doctor (Ten)
Fandom: Doctor Who
Word Count: 485
i am the doctor, beyond that i just don't know

for theatrical_muse: Impossible

That's impossible. You're not the Doctor, she says. And she's quite certain in her convictions.

He turns to face her. Thaneeya, her name is. The pair of them have traveled this long road for almost a week now. Blasting desert heat, impossible creatures to face, and his TARDIS on the other side of the planet. She took pity on him, called him a fish on dry land and gave him some of her water. She never bothered to ask his name until now, just called him fish.

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Muse: The Doctor (Ten)
Fandom: Doctor Who
Word Count: 716