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Post by renaissance1 » Sun May 08, 2005 9:47 am

This no doubt will sound wierd, but I need to know the exact method that was used to skin a human alive. Thanks and cheers.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sun May 08, 2005 10:19 am

You are quite right, it sounds extremely weird.

Not only that, but I don't see the relevance of your question to a forum that is primarily devoted to the meaning and etymology of English words and expressions.
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Post by renaissance1 » Sun May 08, 2005 11:52 am

In that case, I apologies. Could you suggest a more appropriate place to ask?
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Post by haro » Sun May 08, 2005 10:58 pm

Sorry, no torturers here, at least none we are aware of. Maybe you should use a search engine to satisfy your desire ;-)
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Post by Ken Greenwald » Sun May 08, 2005 11:30 pm

Dear KJ, I hear that there is an outfit by the name of SkinYouAlive.com that make house calls. You might want to give them a try and let us know how it goes.
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Post by renaissance1 » Mon May 09, 2005 1:36 am

To all the above: Thank you very much for your contributions. I think a word of explanation is in order.
In a novel I am writing there is a scene where a man is skinned alive - and I have no idea how to detail it. Thus my query.
Hans, I'm about computer ignorant. Would you be kind enough to tell me what do you mean by search engine? And if you would be so kind, please give me more information on how to proceed.
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Post by Phil White » Mon May 09, 2005 9:07 am

King,
Google, Yahoo or MSN are all search engines. Go to http://www.google.com, http://www.msn.com or http://www.yahoo.com and search for what you want. There are many tricks for getting better results with the search engines and I suggest you read the help pages on the various sites carefully. With this somewhat unusual field of interest, I fear that you will find some singularly unpleasant sites during your search.

For what it's worth, you may wish to try looking for "flaying alive" as well. I believe this was not uncommon in certain periods of history.
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Post by Bobinwales » Mon May 09, 2005 11:25 am

King, be careful with your search. There are strange people out there, and you will no doubt see some things that you wish hadn’t. There are sure to be some sites that will make the scene in your book extremely tame by comparison.
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Post by renaissance1 » Mon May 09, 2005 1:12 pm

Thanks, Bob. Phil White also warned me about the same thing. I haven't had any - either luck finding information, or horrid sites yet. I've only been looking for a day, though.
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Post by haro » Mon May 09, 2005 4:51 pm

King, here are a few links which may be helpful:

http://www.optimnem.co.uk/articles/usin ... engine.htm (search engine basics)

http://www.cln.org/searching_faqs.html (frequently asked questions concerning search engines)

http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/liter ... ngine.html (which search engines are best for what kind of search)

http://library.albany.edu/internet/choose.html (roughly the same as above)

http://www.sc.edu/beaufort/library/page ... ones.shtml (an introduction to search engines)

http://searchenginewatch.com/resources/ ... hp/2156611 (search engine tutorials)

http://www.kidzworld.com/site/p1900.htm (a simple search engine tutorial for kids)

http://www.google.com/help/basics.html (search tricks for Google)

Happy hunting.
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Post by Phil White » Mon May 09, 2005 6:33 pm

Another issue: If you are likely to end up on unsavoury sites (and we all appear to suspect that you will), make absolutely sure that your computer is well protected. Many sites of ill repute drop nasty things on your computer.

Hans Jörg,
Thanks for those. Perhaps we should put them together in one of the "About this forum" sections.
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Post by renaissance1 » Mon May 09, 2005 9:04 pm

I'm laughing. You guys have scared me enough to decide NOT to use the web to research the project. Instead I'll do one of two things: either I'll change what happens to the character or I'll do my research the old fashioned way using the local library. Many thanks, folks.
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Post by dalehileman » Mon May 09, 2005 9:14 pm

It is scary, isn't it

Stick with WW and see how scary it gets

--a fellow "writer"
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Post by Phil White » Mon May 09, 2005 9:23 pm

King,

If you:

1. Use a browser other than Internet Explorer
2. Always keep Windows patched with the latest security patches
3. Use up-to-date anti-virus and firewall software (or a hardware firewall)
4. Pray very hard if you're that way inclined

then most of the things you catch online will be relatively harmless. The best thing to do is to use someone else's computer to research something like that...
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Post by haro » Tue May 10, 2005 12:52 am

Phil, I like your last sentence.
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