Aurelius

Aurelius

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A day or two ago there was an r/askreddit thread about what it feels like to be shot or stabbed. Everyone said the initial impact and the first 10-30 minutes afterward are surprisingly painless. Many didn't even know they had been shot or stabbed at all, they thought they had just been punched. Of those who did realize what happened, nearly all were shocked by how calm and blazé their reaction was. Of course it hurts after surgery once swelling and inflammation have set in, but someone catching the bus wouldn't get to that point.

Some people like me take comfort from knowing that they could self-euthanize—that no matter what comes, they always have that option. Reading those reactions to being shot made the gun less scary, so it was comforting for me. That's why I'm sharing this.

Here's a method tip too, I made this graphic to help myself visualize it when I was bored and melancholy a few days ago.
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It's rare for a gun attempt to be unsuccessful, but to be safe, the cerebellum (at the entry point) controls autonomous functions like heartbeat and breathing, so hitting that is a good idea, and then as a curtesy to yourself, the prefrontal cortex (at the exit point) is what makes high-level conscious thought possible. Deconstructing that from the start should mean high-level consciousness is lost immediately, rather than having to wait however many seconds for the entire brain to switch off from blood loss.
 
couldntthinkofaname

couldntthinkofaname

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Aug 31, 2018
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i heard if you put water in your mouth amd put the gun in a plastic before pulling he trigger your whole head will explode

doubt you will anything then either
 
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ReleaseMe

I know it's over And it never really began
May 26, 2018
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i heard if you put water in your mouth amd put the gun in a plastic before pulling he trigger your whole head will explode

doubt you will anything then either

Put the gun in what? What is a plastic bag supposed to so
 
BlackDragonof1989

BlackDragonof1989

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Jul 12, 2018
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I think about it but don't think I could ever do it, still the times people survive disfigured, and just the mess and all of it, terrible I would not wanna do it but that's just me *curls up nervously and hides my face*
 
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Very late reply but the brain has NO pain receptors, at all! Once brain surgeons get finished with the skin peeling and bone sawing, there's absolutely no discomfort. That's why they don't put those patients to sleep. I mean unless you have pressure in your skull.
 
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Apr 26, 2020
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While the graphic isn’t untrue per se, it is exponentially more impractical than through the mouth or between the eyes. Also, the cerebellum is NOT the target, which should be the top half of the brainstem.

Mr. Dwyer disagrees, unless you are referring to a shotgun. A pistol will not do what you describe.
 
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Sep 30, 2020
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While the graphic isn’t untrue per se, it is exponentially more impractical than through the mouth or between the eyes. Also, the cerebellum is NOT the target, which should be the top half of the brainstem.

Mr. Dwyer disagrees, unless you are referring to a shotgun. A pistol will not do what you describe.
Yeah anything over 9mm to the head is guaranteed to be a kill shot as long as it's along the centerline of the skull, anywhere at a flat trajectory.
Personally, for me, I'll be aiming above the right eye at a downward angle, it'll blow apart the head and knock me out hopefully. Whether it does or doesn't, I won't live anyway.

I used to live in the state Mr. Dwyer did his deed in, with the revolver, I even visited the building too lol, got an eerie vibe though. If we're talking about Budd, that is.
 
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Nov 7, 2019
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I think Budd Dwyer/Kurt Cobain's way is the best. Chubbuck did it behind her ear.
 
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I think Budd Dwyer/Kurt Cobain's way is the best. Chubbuck did it behind her ear.
Possibly. I heard that Budd didn't use the right round on purpose as to not blow his load on everyone. Idk exactly what round that would be though, he was bleeding profusely but it looks like he died instantly.
 
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Sep 30, 2020
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What causes death in this method is blood loss.
Maybe? I'd imagine the round knocked him out because of the sheer force. But if you watch the full thing, which I highly advise against, his body seems to relax after falling to the floor for a few seconds, this could just be "the last breath" thing, where your body relaxes.
 
Meditation guide

Meditation guide

Desire=half of life. Indifference=half of death.
Jun 22, 2020
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his body seems to relax after falling to the floor for a few seconds
I noticed that too and wondered about it. I think he went unconscious immediately.
 
Lovequenel

Lovequenel

Elementalist
Sep 21, 2020
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I didn't know of Chubbuck before and just googled it. The weirdest part about that story is that she was actually a good looking woman yet seemed to have killed herself due to feeling like a dateless reject. I already know that can happen but every time I see another example of a good looking person who lives a lonely life deprived of romance it still surprises me.
 
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I didn't know of Chubbuck before and just googled it. The weirdest part about that story is that she was actually a good looking woman yet seemed to have killed herself due to feeling like a dateless reject. I already know that can happen but every time I see another example of a good looking person who lives a lonely life deprived of romance it still surprises me.
Same here, it's quite sad. Mental illness knows no bounds.
 
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Apr 26, 2020
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That is overly simplistic. Traumatic brain injury/gsw was likely listed as cause of death on the autopsy, not exsanguination. There are any number of injuries that can occur with a gsw to the head that aren’t compatible with life.
 
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Kat!

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That is overly simplistic. Traumatic brain injury/gsw was likely listed as cause of death on the autopsy, not exsanguination. There are any number of injuries that can occur with a gsw to the head that aren’t compatible with life.
Yeah that's my thought. Blunt force trauma. It's no different from slamming into concrete face first at the speed of a truck on the highway.
 
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Apr 26, 2020
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Yeah, even those who have complete brain ejections from a shotgun or rifle would still bleed profusely, as the heart has a degree of autonomous control separate from the CNS. The stiffening/minor arm movements that occur can be examples of decorticate or decerebrate posturing and should not be confused with the person being conscious. These type movements are reflexive and occur when irreparable injury to the cns has occurred.
 
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Kat!

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Yeah, even those who have complete brain ejections from a shotgun or rifle would still bleed profusely, as the heart has a degree of autonomous control separate from the CNS. The stiffening/minor arm movements that occur can be examples of decorticate or decerebrate posturing and should not be confused with the person being conscious. These type movements are reflexive and occur when irreparable injury to the cns has occurred.
True, you seem like quite the expert though lol. I have seen some unfortunate footage, and yeah, even without the entire brain it just seems to leak out. I hear people get freaked out at the "death rattle" but in reality they say it's not painful.
 
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Apr 26, 2020
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Not painful nor done when conscious. Death rattles are the final agonal breaths done as the nasopharyngeal airway musculature is relaxing (think snoring).
 
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Not painful nor done when conscious. Death rattles are the final agonal breaths done as the nasopharyngeal airway musculature is relaxing (think snoring).
True.. it still manages to give me chills a bit, sometimes at least. But it's good to know they're not alive when it happens. Would be quite frightening.