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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 12:07 pm[personal profile] harp
harp: (LolWut?)
LJ, you ugly. I'm crossposting my stuff to Dreamwidth.
You can comment wherever; I'm not leaving - too many of you here and too many memories. Add me and stuff.

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DeathSchool is not over yet- my month for taking the Great Big Death Test is August. That's all I'd like to say about that matter.Until then, more interning, more reading, and most importantly, driving lessons. Lots and lots of those. We're not even allowed jobs unless we have those. Lucky for me, I found a school that specializes in drivers with varying issues, like nerves and stuff. My driving teacher is super nice. He says he's the one who specializes in anxious cases.

More importantly, I'm looking for a really fantastic Windows XP installation disk or program so I can fix my main lappy. It got... sick somehow and has been sick for a year. I've got my netbook, but I can't run my tablet on it, which means no drawing (among other things). Everything's on external hard drives, so it wouldn't be so bad if I had to reinstall XP, but I would rather not.

Researching other solutions to the problem, but I'd really like to get this fixed by March. I can do this... if I can go through those million pain-and-a-half steps and successfully root my friggin HTC Rezound then I can do this.

This Story from Morgue that might Upset You

On my last day at Morgue, and I had one of my surreal dreams come true.

Background: I've had a few dreams where my mouth is full of dry skin, like the kind from chapped lips. I keep spitting it out, but it's endless. Not just lip, but parts of the insides of my mouth. I also have the bad habit of chewing the insides of my mouth. If my nerves are bad enough, I can tear tiny strips off.

So as you know, we practice embalming on unclaimed corpses. We clean them up, find the appropriate arteries for injection, and prepare them to be buried in Potter's Field.

My group was cleaning up a woman who had been dead for three months. She had skin slip really, really bad- that's when there's water beneath the top layer of skin and the skin kinda peels off. It's not strictly for the dead- You might'a had it on the soles of your feet at some point.

After we were done and moving her into a body bag, I was told to grab her feet (nobody else in my group wanted to, but it was necessary to move her in a dignified way). I'm sure you can guess where this is going.

We never communicate very well in morgue (I mean, five students are all working on one body), so while I had her feet, two classmates were moving her by her arms. As they pulled at an inopportune time, I felt a super slimy sensation going on, and when I looked, my black mortuary gloves were totally covered in clumped up wet skin.

I just stopped and stared at my hands. I wasn't grossed out or fascinated. I was just like "...hu." That's the only way I can describe my feeling, just "...hu". And I thought This is just like in those dreams.. And Miss, I am so, so sorry. I really am.

I wanted to share that with you guys because it was just... strange. And I tried to tell one of my classmates, but she was utterly squicked and revolted. She doesn't like going to morgue.

Date: Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 11:03 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] ozen.livejournal.com
I can't help but notice that it seems like you're consistently more willing than your classmates to do Necessary Things in order to take good care of the dead. Higher magnitudes of squick-proofing, or some such. It makes me very, very happy that you're doing this. Therefore, I like this story.

Wish I could help unstick your Windows. I've been on Mac since like 2007 and have no useful advice.

(Dude, you should write your posts on DW and crosspost them here instead of the other way around. It's as easy as a tickybox and you never have to set foot in LJ to do it.)

Date: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 01:59 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] harpsi-fizz.livejournal.com
Well now I'm gonna, or at least once my paid extension expires. I cannot with that new comment page.

But I really need to stop being lazy and go finalize my dreamwidth layout.

Date: Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 11:06 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] vincent-kinneas.livejournal.com
Harp, good to see ya around again! And... eww. Just another reason I'm hoping for a quick cremation after I'm dead.

Good luck with the driving btw. I had a teacher who was really nice and did the teaching well; only problem was he talked me into my test when I really wasn't ready for it. Took me three tries to get my licence, by which time I was getting really worried, because one of my friends had taken four tries and I had given her an extreme teasing for that, so if I'd taken as many I wouldn't have stopped hearing about it for a helluva long time. ^^;;

Date: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 02:19 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] harpsi-fizz.livejournal.com
I was just reading our Gundam Wing post again; literally, right before I went "ok, read your fecking mail Harp.

Date: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 09:49 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] vincent-kinneas.livejournal.com
*Insert ominous/spooky background music here* :p

Date: Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 05:02 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] barsukthom.livejournal.com
Anubis bless you for continuing to be respectful of those you perform the Final Gift for. (Even if- especially if- you are still curious about what's going on)
Thank you.

Date: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 02:15 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] harpsi-fizz.livejournal.com
Well it's a really curious thing.
I think he and Santa Muerte both bless me, seriously. The only thing keeping the panic attacks down is hear that 8/10 of my classmates want to work in the front room while only 2/10 specifically want to be in the embalming room. Business aspects of school (Law, accounting, small business management) are what give me the most trouble. Could not possibly want my own business less. Even considering getting married just so wheverIendupwith can do that crap and let me alone to my embalming fumes.

Date: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 03:08 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] barsukthom.livejournal.com
Find someone with similar disinclinations. (Who wouldn't mind doing family acct'g.)

Date: Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 04:02 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] x-creepy-doll-x.livejournal.com
I am SO not tough enough to deal with the stuff u do! I would faint dead away!

Date: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 02:03 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] harpsi-fizz.livejournal.com
It's surprisingly not as bad as I thought it would be. The worst part was right at the beginning. We'd have to open the drawers so Professor could check to see if the body had been used by another class. The worst bit was the initial opening of the bag. Nope, do not like doing that; I do not like surprises. I'm opening the bags from the feet if I have to.

Date: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 02:17 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] harpsi-fizz.livejournal.com
Yeabut... sex, right?
It seems way scarier... Iunno, that's why you seem brave to me. You can unabashedly post about the F word and the P word and the V and the M words. Ask Oz up there. I went to college with him, he'll tell you- I literally cannot say those words out loud.

Date: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 02:33 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] x-creepy-doll-x.livejournal.com
Sex? Well, sex is not gross smelling unless someone has an infection going on. If the people are healthy it is just a sorta musky scent.

U don't have to be brave to have sex, u just have to be a person with a good dose of hormones who likes to stuff toys and body parts into ppl and/or have them stuffed into yourself lol. I'm very versatile. XD Play ALL the roles! Stuff all the... uh, sorry, I'm porning up ur LJ.

Date: Thursday, January 17th, 2013 03:21 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] dancingcarrot21.livejournal.com
You are incredibly tough and dedicated to follow through with that assignment. NGL, I twitched hearing about the wet skin slipping off. Also, the fact that you were the one to take the initiative to do the work no one else had the guts to do because you wanted to move her in a dignified fashion is showing a lot of character on your part. You're going to go far in this occupation once you graduate, Harp! :)

Date: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 02:07 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] harpsi-fizz.livejournal.com
Carrot, your kind words mean so much to me at the moment; I can't even tell you. Thank you very much.

Date: Friday, January 25th, 2013 11:00 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] theidolhands.livejournal.com
I'm glad you updated so that I could thank you for terrific entries.

Date: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 02:08 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] harpsi-fizz.livejournal.com
"Terrifying" entries you mean?
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