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My story is most defnitely sci-fi and includes aliens. However, I have to ask for a human doctor response. So, the alien race has really deep and tiny blood vessels. You want to take a blood sample but you can’t see any veins. What would you do in an attempt to find a vein? I know some humans have hard to find veins, my story will augment that with doctors increasingly perplexed. Would eventually you do a CT scan to look for blood vessels? (For Nano here)

Hey there nonny!  ….this ask doesn’t state it, but I’m going to assume that this person just straight-up looks like a human, except they have no real veins to speak of? And the human doc is trying to get blood in the normal, IV, vein-pokey way?  There’s kind of a sequence of events that healthcare …

Requesting a Nano consult please. Can a disease become contagious if people first aquired the condition individully. Like if people were experimented on with drugs that made them act rabid, could this become a condition that can be passed through bites or scratches? Thank you ♡♡♡

Hey nonny! The short answer is: not that I’m aware of.  For something to be contagious, it requires a contagious agent (a virus, a bacteria, a fungus or spore, a prion disease, ….). Toxicological incidents, such as exposure to fumes or direct injections of non-live substances, are not contagious.  However, what if the agent that …

For some NaNo prep! I know this is a little bit Rule of Reality, but if I’ve got a vat of magic healing liquid, with a character with a punctured lung, they’re not going to want to get said liquid into his lung, so do you think they would stitch the puncture closed first? Thank you so much for this blog and your books!

Hey nonny,  Without knowing anything about your healing liquid (Bacta?), I have no idea how it works. But, could they use a needle and inject it directly into the wound, and then close the wound?  Best of luck,  xoxo, Aunt Scripty from Tumblr http://ift.tt/2mguTVa

For NaNo :D MC has been bullied by a girl who lives with him, & her outbursts have been getting more & more severe. She’s doing this because he’s what’s known as a hybrid (1/2 animal 1/2 human) & her adoptive mother is paying more attention to him. They’re both 14. She slices a part of his cat ear open one day with some scissors. I’d like it to heal open, as in it looks like a triangle has been cut out of the ear. What sort of effects would this have on him, physically & mentally? (Part 1)

(Ear-anon) (Part 2) He’s forgiving towards her, wanting to spare other hybrids of her rath, which angers her more. She doesn’t want him to be a good person; she wants him to be bad so that he can be sent away. Hey there nonny. The psychology of this is completely outside the scope of this …

NaNo preppings <3 This is a bit of a 'you break it you bought it' post but I'd like to base it on realism. Can a human survive a shot to the head with a hand gun? I wanted to write a character with inhuman regenerative abilities who gets shot in the head and the injury regenerates over several hours, but only if it's possible to survive being shot in the head. Would a hospital use surgery on a gunshot wound to the head or simply leave a bullet in the skull?

So here’s the stats. If a bullet enters the cranial vault, and enters brain matter, there’s a 95% chance the character will die. That chance goes up if the bullet goes from one hemisphere (side) of the brain through the other.  Which means about 1 in 20 people shot in the head will live. They may …

Aunt Scripty, you know in star wars where Luke gets a prosthetic arm and they have to test on the nerves of said arm to see if it works. Could you describe the process in detail? I don’t really understand how that kind of prosthetic works.

That particular prosthetic is Science Fiction ™ and therefore outside the realm of this blog. As far as I know, there is no prosthetic on the market that can relay sensory information to the user; there are only ones that can respond to the user’s intentions/motions/impulses.  Sorry!  xoxo, Aunt Scripty from Tumblr http://ift.tt/2z8uutt

Nano Pre Help Please!!! Someone being eaten by zombies. Let’s say there are two of them. Would he die before they actually got to his heart or brain or throat, of I don’t know, blood loss, or pain or something. Or do you think he would be alive during it all? Thank you!

This really, really depends on what and how the zombies are eating.  The heart is pretty well protected. It lives in a literal cage made of bone, and in a battle between teeth vs ribs, I’m pretty sure the ribs win. So the zombies are going to either have to rip out his heart to …

Hi! NaNoPrep here! I have a character that can control bones (think telekinesis but with bones only). But I’m not sure what would happen if someone’s bones (let’s say the arm) move in a way they do not want to? For example, grabbing something with their arm. Would the muscles just follow the bone or would there be injuries?

Hey there! This is a really interesting power to think about, and I think it could be so very destructive.  Muscles are connected to other bones by ligaments, little threads of fibrous tissue that sort of keep the skeleton together.  But muscles – all muscles, that I know of – are anchored to bones, too. …

I have a physician investigating a 19-21 years old nonperson. How would you estimate her age? No X-ray or blood testing available. The nonperson belongs to an ethnic group of short stature, with adults often looking youthful. I thought of: Heart rate, teeth wear/wisdom presence, menstrual cycles, hands’ look. Most of these are influenced by genetics, but the combination could give a nice estimation. What else could I use? Did I miss something obvious? Thank you so much for running this blog!

Once you get into “nonperson” I have no idea how to help you, I’m sorry. This is a case of “You’ve broken reality, the fallout is all yours.”  Good luck.  xoxo, Aunt Scripty [disclaimer]  from Tumblr http://ift.tt/2x7AjSV

Hi Aunty! Hope you’re feeling better. My Q: Is/are there safe place(s) for a (sterile and/or antiseptic) spherical object that’s maybe about the size of a golf ball, to stay fully or partially embedded in a human torso? I need some spot(s) for characters to embed an amulet; it CANNOT be in a spot that’d normally kill/incapacitate/outright prevent mobility (discomfort is okay!), but also please exclude the butt because I refuse to have characters casting magic out their literal…you know. :P

Torso? Can’t really think of anything.  If they’re a larger character, the love handle could very well work. Breast tissue might work well. Inside of the upper arm (as long as they don’t wear tight shirts or nick their arteries).  A golfball-sized thing is going to be real noticeable under there, though, regardless of where “there” …