So I’ve started two new stories. And so it goes that research must follow. Lot’s of obscure research, I’m afraid. But it occurred to me that anyone looking in on my new Google habits and didn’t know why I was Googling said subjects might be a tad concerned for my mental health.
Observe a short list for West of the Moon research:
Sword fighting techniques
History of birth control
History of plumbing
Nineteenth century medical practices
Nineteenth century scalpels
How to suture wounds
Video on suturing techniques
What happens when your throat is cut-and how much pressure to severe neck from head…
Bowie knives (serrated knives), and on, and on…
And then there is my new WIPs (this was just the searches I did yesterday):
Demons (types, legends)
Names of saints
Knives (butterfly, titanium)
Kava Maga (Israeli fighting styles)
Lucifer, Satan, Devil legends
Ninja fighting videos using butterfly knives
Erm…violent much? Just your average whacko’s search list, or a writer’s.
Because I suspect all of you have such lists. A crazy assortment of search subjects that bring us deeper into our made-up worlds.
So what’s the strangest thing you’ve looked up? And it’s gotta be said, no matter what I look up, there is always an answer…how crazy is that?