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Ow. [Mar. 9th, 2003|08:38 pm]
Kurt Onstad
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Today was Bridge Battle, one of the page-turning events in AOKP. How that works is this. There's a park that has a narrow wodden bridge (two people can reasonably walk side by side). Using this bridge, we split the group in two and have various fights with our foam and duct tape weapons to see which side can defeat the other. The final battle of the day was the "Rush and Cross" melee. How that works is, each team sends out one member at a time, and as soon as the person on your side "dies," the next person runs out while the person who killed them runs towards the opposite side from which they came from. Whichever team gets a person successfully across the bridge wins.

So, Seth is on the opposite team, and I run out after my younger sibling is killed. He and I parry back and forth a little bit, then we start circling around a little bit. What I didn't realize as we were doing this, though, is that the lower rail on the bridge is a little warped, and doesn't actually prevent you from stepping off of the bridge.

Boom.

So, there I am, hanging half on, half off the bridge, realizing that my right leg and right pinky have both been damaged. But, no one else who is playing realizes this. They all thought I just laid down to die, or was trying to get off the bridge without blocking a teammate. Those who were just watching, and not playing at that moment were all screaming "Help Kurt." But, that wasn't heard over the other screaming of "Get him!" or whatever other helpful hints were being yelled out to each team member that was currently fighting. I watch a few people run past me, and finally, after a minute or so, people realize that I've been in the same position for a while now, and they come and help me out. My right leg is scratched up from just above the ankle all the way to the knee. Both of my pinkies (but none of my other fingers) were somehow damaged at the tip, so both of those nails look like I stuck purple nailpolish underneath them somehow. This is my third AOKP injury from my lack of grace that is likely to leave scars (the previous two did...). It's funny, but at the same time, I feel like an idiot. Oh well.

Kurt
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[User Picture]From: rosaleendhu
2003-03-09 09:15 pm (UTC)
*applauds* It sounds like this one shouldn't leave scars.

*hugs*
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[User Picture]From: bigevil
2003-03-09 09:22 pm (UTC)

Damnit!

Frag! Knew I forgot something today!

But hey, I was doing Buffy RPG work so...
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[User Picture]From: speedball
2003-03-09 09:28 pm (UTC)

Re: Damnit!

In other news, it appears that my schedule conflicts for the Buffy game have gone away...But, I'll get into that here later, when I'm a little less drained.

Kurt
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[User Picture]From: bigevil
2003-03-10 08:06 am (UTC)

Re: Damnit!

Ummm... yay?
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[User Picture]From: technomonkey
2003-03-10 01:26 pm (UTC)

HUH!?!?!!

Time for a new post.

NOW.

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[User Picture]From: shingkhor
2003-03-09 11:30 pm (UTC)
Errr...sorry I missed it?

*patpat*

Hope your fingers feel better soon.
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[User Picture]From: ideaspace
2003-03-10 12:31 am (UTC)

Blood Brother!

Hey! I slammed my fingertips in a car door yesterday, so my fingernails are purplish, too! Hurray! Swollen digits.... kee-rist. Hope you recover faster than me.
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[User Picture]From: speedball
2003-03-10 12:37 am (UTC)

Re: Blood Brother!

Thank goodness we haven't shared all of our various afflictions with one another...

Kurt
Scurvy?
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[User Picture]From: dragonpookie
2003-03-10 07:55 am (UTC)

Dammit!!

Oh the things you miss when stuck on the 15 behind a two tour bus auto disaster
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[User Picture]From: euphoricone
2003-03-10 10:56 am (UTC)
ouchies. you okay? i lost a toe nail altogether once. im more concerned about your right leg though... hows that feeling?
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[User Picture]From: speedball
2003-03-10 11:04 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm okay. My pinkies are still the biggest source of pain, especially the right one. My leg has a few scabs on it, and that's going to hurt for a while, but I've stopped limping, at least... :)

Kurt
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[User Picture]From: tommyomega
2003-03-10 11:21 am (UTC)

yikes

You may feel like an idiot, but I feel like shit. I thought you were crawling out under the fence to get underneath the bridge to get out of the way of oncoming people (I've done that). Sorry about that, Kurt.
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[User Picture]From: speedball
2003-03-10 11:25 am (UTC)

Don't worry about it...

If you had realized and gotten there thirty seconds earlier, it wouldn't have made any difference. In the end, it was funny (Pain + time = humor) and no permanent damage was done...

Kurt
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[User Picture]From: technomonkey
2003-03-10 01:23 pm (UTC)

Ungh.

Have you had the more medically-inclined take a look at it? (Was Lisa there?) From the description, it sounds almost like something may be broken - you may want to look into splints or somesuch...
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[User Picture]From: speedball
2003-03-10 01:30 pm (UTC)

Re: Ungh.

Lisa was there. Actually, she was more concerned about my testicles when she first saw me land (as most women are...). But, I assured her that my wallet in my front pocket actually prevented them from being crushed. She looked at all of my injuries. She was concerned about my right pinky being broken at first, as well, but looking at it again ten minutes later, and seeing how I could bend it and everything, she declared it okay.

Kurt
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[User Picture]From: technomonkey
2003-03-10 03:38 pm (UTC)

*whew*

Well that, at least, is a relief.
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[User Picture]From: dragonpookie
2003-03-11 12:10 am (UTC)

STUPID!! YOU SO STUPID!!!

You should've said you were worried too and wanted her to check'em out ;-)
(hhahahahahaha)
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