Author has written 9 stories for Lord of the Rings, X-Men, Sorcerer's Apprentice, 2010, Sherlock, Robin Hood BBC, A-Team, and Batman.
Greetings fellow fanfic writers/readers!
Okay, so I got a review on "Brothers" complaining about the "scientific inaccuracy" and since it was an anonymous review, I have no way to respond except here. So first off, regarding the rescue breathing thing. I am well aware that we do not breathe out pure oxygen, but in the absence of a better form of delivering air, Sherlock went for the option that HAS been used in the past to save trapped divers.
My own research turned up this quote from a scuba diver: "Rescue breathing isn't supposed to work underwater. I think it's because the water would get in the way and with each breath you would be forcing water into the victim's lungs. However, there have been cases where a person has been trapped underwater and the lifeguard, while waiting for help from the fire brigade etc, and for want of a better option, gave the person rescue breaths underwater. In some cases this did work and the victim survived." Further research found this estimation of the oxygen in inhaled vs exhaled air.
As you'll note, more than half of the oxygen inhaled is also exhaled (approx 21% inhaled vs approx 15% exhaled).
I get that it's not a very sure method of rescuing someone trapped underwater but it was the best option at the time (with Sherlock not wanting to leave the water for fear John would need him or need to reveal some new injury with no way to signal him.)
So, yeah, I get that it's not very plausible but I DID mention my concerns on this in the author's note (which was quite long... I apologize for that) and asked my readers to suspend their disbelief for the sake of the story. It was meant to be good, dramatic, fictional entertainment and I'm no expert in scuba diving or rescue breathing underwater.
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First off, an IMPORTANT NOTE!!!: The following will NOT under ANY circumstances be found in my fics.
1. Slash: I do NOT write slash stories. Period. If you're looking for those, you should look elsewhere because they're not showing up here. No offense meant to those who enjoy them. I just... don't.
2. Sex: Not gonna write it. If you're looking for it... you're looking in the wrong place again. I don't do pornography.
3. Permanent Character Deaths: I don't like to leave my readers on a depressing/sad note. If any characters not of my making die, they're likely faking it and plan to come back in a few chapters. No worries. ;)
4. Swearing: Here's where we hit a grey area... I won't use the Lord's name in vain, that much I can say for sure but sometimes swearing is essential to the character's dialogue or a curse here and there are what a scene needs to have the right impact. I don't swear in real life and am very sketchy about doing so in fiction but I've found that replacing every swear word with asterisks or "Crumpets" just doesn't have the impact I'm going for. At any rate, I won't go as far as to drop the F-bomb.
Thank you for reading!
Location: 221B Baker Street, USS Enterprise, Middle Earth, Narnia, Hogwarts, Camelot, the A-Team's van, Stark Tower, occasionally Warehouse 13 and any other imagination land I've forgotten. ;P
Hobbies: Puzzles (my biggest is 2000 pieces), reading (fantasy/sci-fi), wandering around in the woods out back, sticking puppets out car windows to wave at passers by and writing of course!
Favorite author: C.S. Lewis
TV Series: Macgyver, Stargate, Star Trek (original and Voyager), Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett series), Sherlock (BBC), Robin Hood (BBC), Psych, Merlin (BBC) and X-Files
Alter Egos (aka, characters I roleplay as with siblings :D): Peregrin Took, Kurt Wagner (Nightcrawler), James Potter (Harry's dad), John Watson (Granada/BBC), Leonard McCoy (Trek), Harry Kim (Voyager), Daniel Jackson (Stargate), Clark Kent/Superman, Tim Drake/Robin, Zack Addy (Bones), Will Scarlet (Robin BBC), Steve Rogers (Captain America), Thor, Merlin (BBC), H.M. Murdock (series and movie) and Stephanie Tasha Angelica Ray (a character of my own making. She's a cheerleader... a blond, crazy, outgoing, energetic cheerleader whose initials spell out "star"). There are probably more... but I can't remember them right now...
"A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell."
"Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable."
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."
"Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see."
"Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature."
"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point."
"You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body."
St. Francis of Assisi (my Confirmation Saint)
"Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words."
"Start by doing what is necessary; then do what is possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."
Oh, something else I'd like to share with anyone who has, for some unearthly reason, read this far: A bunneh is not a bunny. My plot bunneh is not a regular plot bunny. A bunneh is a rabbit about 5-7in tall (standing on his hind legs). They are quite fluffy and have sticky pads on their paws that allow them to run straight up walls, table legs and people. Bunnehs are totally indestructable (Fluffers has played with grenades before and been fine... even when they go off...can't say the same for my room though. I'm gonna take that out of his allowance) and seem to enjoy standing on people's heads on a windy day and letting their arms/ears wave in the breeze. Fluffers enjoys sticking upside down to fans and riding them like a carnival ride, standing on my head and flopping forward so his ears hang in front of my eyes and patting the computer screen when his buddy Quinn (my sister's bunneh) is on the IM. Anyone who would like to experience the joy of a bunneh should be warned that they are quite impressionable... Fluffers met Fonzie once in one of my school assignments (Creative Writing rocks :D) and was wearing a leather jacket for a week afterwards... If you would like a bunneh, just go outside and call one. They are found literally wherever an imagination is firing and come in any and all colors.
Oh, P.S. If anyone finds a green balloon (most likely grounded by now) with a note attached, please take care of the bunneh camping nearby. His name is Philias Frog and he's the first ever Balloning Bunneh. I stuck him to the balloon and sent him off to find his fortune but have yet to recieve a response... I did get a postcard from a mail bunneh that said he was somewhere near the Lewis and Clark trail in Missouri... but he could be anywhere by now. He's a Bunneh scout, Thumper class... he's survived on his own in the wilderness for months before. He'll be fine. :D