You know, I thought I had made a post about cynicism right before Christmas. About how I was a cynic and had lost all faith in the human race. Except for my family, the Babes, and seegrim
. Because seegrim
is made of awesome.
Yes, there is an explanation to this. And it has a bit to do with this post about Player D
. Which I'm going to change from flocked to open for everyone to read. Because this is Bad Penny worthy, people.
Anyway, right after Xmas, D, otherwise known as Meg or Maghan Gilson... *runs to see if she has an LJ, because this is too good, people* Damn, nope. No personal journal. And, yes, I am naming names this time. Because there are some things you do not pussy-foot around with. Anyway, I got an e-mail, apparently from Meg's sister, that Meg had been in a terrible accident.
And, dammit... I KNOW I made that post. Because brendanm720
replied to it (yes, I remember things for odd reasons). Here it is!
Like I said in the cynical post, my immediate reaction was "Yeah, right!" Which could have been because I had browsed the fandom wank wiki in the past month and read about the one Brazil girl who created a medical drama, fake boyfriend, etc. But, I decided to keep my cynicism largely to myself and the other Babes. And Celeste, because she pinged me to express her own doubts that Meg would have an accident after being rejected once again and basically being told to straighten up. The timing was too convienent.
I IMed with Meg's "sister" using Meg's account and found out a few more details. She didn't have much, which I took as a good sign, actually. Seemed to me that if you were going to lie about that sort of thing, then you should lie big. Give details and such. I basically only got that she had a broken arm, leg, ribs, and a concussion. OK, sounds plausable.
I dutifully passed the message along to the Caliga people, who expressed concern. That's when seegrim
(Celeste) pinged me about her doubts. And, it turns out that Celeste lives close to where Meg lives, and they go to the same school. To put her own, and our, doubts to rest, she asked for the name of the hospital so that she could check on Meg herself.
I pass along the request to Meg's "sister" who replied after a few days that she didn't feel comfortable doing that without asking Meg. OK. That works for me. There's never a reply.
Yesterday, Meg herself e-mailed Vicky to ask for a Leave of Absense from the game, since it was too painful to do anything. She's home, which raised some of the Babes' cynical hackles. Me, I'm still benefitting of the doubt. And busy dealing with other crap. We're not really inclined to give her the LoA, despite the fact that we'll look like bitches for it.
So, last night, meg pinged Vicky, asking if she could post her Xrays to the OOC community, because people were asking about them. Vicky, understandably, was WTF? And said no. Which is a bit disappointing, because it would be SO much funnier if she had said yes.
Then, Vicky gets another ping from Celeste, asking if she looked gullible. Celeste always manages to get hit by the people we are annoyed at. Poor Celeste. Meg pinged her to talk about feeling too much pain to sit at the computer, her Xrays, etc. Celeste is the one who asked about the Xrays.
Here's the Xray of Meg's broken wrist
with it's "shiny new plate."
You see that little time stamp near the bottom of the page? The one that says it was posted in 2005? I don't think that plate is so shiny and new now.
And it gets better, gentle viewers. Turns out that Celeste is a TA in Anatomy. She knows the human body. She knows Xrays. She took one look at the link and said "That's a leg, not an arm. A man's leg, even."
So, yeah... Apparently I'm not as cynical as I thought I was. I'm cautious. And laughing both quietly and hysterically as I try not to wake anyone else up. This is absolutely too good, people. It has totally and completely made my morning. Which is good, since I think my day is going to be spent under the trailer at Rocky Mount, replacing a cutoff valve that has a broken handle and is stuck on off.
We haven't discussed what action we're going to take yet. I know she's gone from the RPG. Because we will not put up with this shit. No way, no how. Hehehe. Maybe we'll send it to Fandom Wank. Hehehehe.