- I can’t spell “beaurocracy” (bureaucracy as it turns out), often not even close enough for Google to figure it out.
- A Good portion of my time “writing” is actually spent on Tumblr, Facebook, and Pandora.
- I might be planning to commit some pretty God-damned serious murder.
When you write Scifi or Mysteries, you have to do a surprising amount of research that would normally indicate a severe case of psychopathy. How fast does an object have to move to decapitate someone? How long does it take to bleed out from a stab wound? How does small pox spread?
Not going to lie, it’s some pretty messed up stuff; The kind of horrifying shit that the blond sorority girl unfortuitously notices moments before getting murdered by her newly acquainted, eccentric, millionaire-lover.
I live in constant fear of the day when the FBI shows up at my door and I have to explain that I only Googled “aerosol poisons” for a chapter I was writing.
All of that said, I thought Jason and I might share a list of some of the most disturbing and incriminating things we’ve Googled while writing and get it on the record that it’s ALL for a novel (right??).
- Calculating blast radiuses
- How does anesthesia work?
- Genetic manipulation using viruses
- How long would it take for an object to fall to earth from orbit?
- How long can a person survive in space without a suit?
- Fast killing poisons
- Dislocating an arm
- How do energy weapons work?
- How do you make an EMP bomb?
- Is it possible to ignite a planet’s atmosphere?
- Names of the Gods of Death
- Weaponized nanite technology
- Creating a black hole
- Can the large hadron collider destroy the universe?
- Anti-matter bombs
- US Military sniper rifles
- Combat knife techniques
- Third degree burns
- Tesla’s Harmonic Weapons
- Implanting a mind-machine interface device
- Untraceable poisons
- How much pure nicotine does it take to kill a man?
- City police hierarchies
- The origins of Cerberus (3-headed dog, guardian of Hades)
- Powerful boxing moves