May 28th, 2007


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  1. Jiyambi says:

    Haha, I love this discussion of the veiled screwing up arrow-wound first aid after the comments on the page where it took place.

  2. Mad Luc says:

    Yeah. Arrows? DON’T TOUCH THEM. At all. And don;t move the bloody patient, either!
    You do what she had to do anyways- you cut those suckers out, and carefully at at that. Drug the patient up, cut it out, and clean it up *really* well. Half the problem with arrows is the infections- arrow shafts are wood, and most wood soaks up bacteria like nobody’s buisness.
    Same reason why you use s different cutting board (preferably plastic) for meat then the one for everything else.

  3. invisible fanboy says:

    Thats the kind of advice that saves people around me.


  4. Thornwitch says:

    I’m given to understand that plastic sutting boards actually harbor greater numbers of bacteria than wooden ones, although you can put them in the diswasher without them splitting. The young (but not wee) hag definitely has a very Pratchett witch attitude…

  5. EgregiousCharles says:

    Dry (unoiled) wood cutting boards have a tendency to dessicate and kill bacteria that plastic does not have; this works with knife-scarred wood, while knife-scarred plastic harbors bacteria more as it’s cut and protects the bacteria from dessication.


    Arrows are much more infectious than bullets because of all the unsanitized surface area deep inside the wound. Much of the bullet is sterilized in firing and the rest is much much smaller than an arrow.

  6. BunnyRock says:

    @Thornwitch. True. and she’s certainly, in her behavior at least, “The Other One” . Not the Maiden, Not the Mother (although technically she could be either ) but “ment’ly, the other one”

  7. Draco Dei says:

    Can you not remember the third, or is it Prattchet to not say “The Crone”?