Viper wrote:God DAMMMIT. Why don't the rules of the universe work? When I say the worst that could happen out loud- like "skating will mean someone's ankle will explode" that means that nothing is then supposed to happen!
Sadly, I think we were playing by the wrong rules. You and I were playing "Opposites", but the Universe was playing "Threes". See, you mentioned exploding bones in relation to roller skating, then in my impro class last night (prior to the shoot) a friend told the story of how she broke her wrist, and later in same class I played a character who didn't have any health insurance. (Poor guy is uninsured!
) So "Threes". At least I hope that's what happened because otherwise I'm afeard the Universe might be playing "Literal Lunacy", which means I could be in trouble:
...VL's head's going to pop off
I really hope the guy's okay and it's not so serious. Was it poking out of his skin? Or was it a clean break?
No, it wasn't poking out, although it was very clearly badly broken. It was all zig-zaggy, and his hand didn't line up with his arm!
=hurl= Fascinatingly, he also instantly had a perfect deep purple ring circling the spot like a bracelet. It was actually kind of cool in a "nature is violent but beautiful" way, although not half as cool as this one ala Stephen Colbert:
I'm half-tempted to get him one. If I could afford it, I'd buy them for the entire cast and crew. Must show our solidarity!
I talked to the girl who drove him to the ER, and he although in a lot of pain, obviously, he was able to joke and chat about the project and plans for future storylines, so at least he was able to keep his spirits up. And he *just* avoided needing surgery, so in that case he got lucky, if you can call it that.
Either way it's tough breaking a bone. Tougher than it seems when people go- oh HAY, u onlee just breaked ur bone. Arnt u like, betta nows? How comes u still limpin, wussy?
I can only imagine. I've broken toes before, and that's bad enough. I don't even want to think about how much worse it could be! One look at this fellow's wrist was enough to make me not want to do anything at all ever again, just in case. =shudder=